LVMH to make hand sanitiser for hospitals amid coronavirus crisis

Employees at perfume factories owned by Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH) are to begin manufacturing hand sanitiser for hospitals.In light of the escalating coronavirus crisis in France and around the world, LVMH chief executive Bernard Arnault has in…

Employees at perfume factories owned by Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH) are to begin manufacturing hand sanitiser for hospitals.

In light of the escalating coronavirus crisis in France and around the world, LVMH chief executive Bernard Arnault has instructed bosses at LVMH Perfumes & Cosmetics, including those who make products for Christian Dior, Guerlain, and Givenchy, to prepare sites to begin making “substantial quantities” of hydroalcoholic gel.

The gel will be delivered free of charge to French health authorities and those working at Assistance Publique-Hopitaux de Paris, a network of teaching hospitals that treats more than eight million patients per year.

“Through this initiative, LVMH intends to help address the risk of a lack of product in France and enable a greater number of people to continue to take the right action to protect themselves from the spread of the virus,” a spokesperson said in a statement. “LVMH will continue to honour this commitment for as long as necessary, in connection with the French health authorities.”

More than 170,000 people have been affected in 158 countries since the Covid-19 outbreak began in Wuhan, China back in December. Italy, Spain, and some parts of the U.S. have gone into lockdown to contain the spread of the virus, as more than 6,600 people have died.

In France, leaders have introduced sweeping restrictions across the nation, with cafes, restaurants, cinemas, and many non-essential stores now closed, while pharmacies have restricted customers to one bottle of sanitiser per person.

There has been over 5,400 coronavirus cases reported in the country, with 127 deaths.

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Angelina Jolie: ‘We all get better with age’

Angelina Jolie isn’t afraid of ageing.Over the years, the actress has frequently been cited as one of the world’s most beautiful women, receiving particular attention for her full lips and vast tattoo collection. Having now been in the public eye for d…

Angelina Jolie isn’t afraid of ageing.

Over the years, the actress has frequently been cited as one of the world’s most beautiful women, receiving particular attention for her full lips and vast tattoo collection.

Having now been in the public eye for decades, Angelina feels no less beautiful than she did in her younger years, and has encouraged others to ignore the notion that “femininity fades after 40”.

“It is just simply not true,” the 43-year-old insisted in an interview with Vogue Australia. “Wisdom, understanding, clarity of thought – all the things that come with age – are also beautiful and feminine qualities. I’d like to think we all get better with age, men and women.

“There is nothing more attractive than someone being fully themselves, without inhibition, in whatever form that takes.”

Angelina, who is mother to six children, adopting three internationally, with ex-husband Brad Pitt, has served as the face of Guerlain’s Mon Guerlain fragrance since 2017, and went on to become the first Hollywood actress to ever co-create a fragrance when the brand released an eau de toilette version of the scent.

She has also involved her 14-year-old son Pax in the project, inviting him to one of Guerlain’s bespoke perfume ateliers with in-house perfumer Thierry Wasser.

“Pax and I each made a perfume. We laughed that his was so much better,” she smiled, before emphasising the reason she agreed to collaborate with the French house.

“For nearly 200 years they’ve been making perfumes that celebrate femininity in all its forms. But I’d never endorsed a perfume before, and would not have unless I was sure of the values and ethos of the company.”

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Angelina Jolie used to colour her hair with a Sharpie

Angelina Jolie once changed her hair colour using a Sharpie pen.The 42-year-old is often described as one of the most beautiful women in the world, but the actress hasn’t always boasted such a polished look. And in a new interview with American InSty…

Angelina Jolie once changed her hair colour using a Sharpie pen.

The 42-year-old is often described as one of the most beautiful women in the world, but the actress hasn’t always boasted such a polished look. And in a new interview with American InStyle, Angelina revealed the unusual hair technique she adopted when she was younger.

“I’m sure I had my moments when I was little where I would put make-up all over my face, but I was a bit of a tomboy. And then I was a bit of a punk. Nowadays it’s very poplar to dye your hair blue, for example. In my day you bleached it and used a Sharpie (for colour),” she divulged.

The mother-of-six now prefers a more natural look, admitting she has “the most boring make-up kit”.

However, because her 13-year-old daughter Zahara is developing more of an interest in beauty as she grows up, Angelina is finding she needs to stock up on extra products.

“I remember she had a girlfriend over one night, and they said they were going to do dress-up and did I have any make-up?” she recalled. “I gave them my make-up, but I wear one colour red, and I have black eyeliner and mascara. I now have a backup kit in case anybody wants to play.”

Angelina also shared that her children have been “upset” when she’s tried on perfumes in the past, because they mask her natural scent, but luckily they’ve grown to accept Mon Guerlain, the fragrance Angelina is the face of.

“As I was making this decision (to be the face of Mon Guerlain), I tested it with the kids. They recognised enough of it, and they liked it,” the Oscar winner smiled. “I wear it, and Zahara wears it.

“I’m a terrible liar, so I couldn’t promote something I didn’t actually like.”

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