Celebrity Licensing Fashion Licensing 

Huda Beauty confirms launch of skincare collection in 2019

After launching big products such as concealers, setting powders and nude palette, fashion queen Huda Kattan is working on launching a Huda Beauty skincare range. In an interview with InStyle, Huda revealed that she would be launching a skincare collection in 2019. “We have plans to launch a skin-care brand in 2019 which is also independent of Huda Beauty with its own brand identity which is a really exciting challenge for us,” she told the publication. However, Huda hasn’t revealed any products or details regarding the skincare collection. Earlier this…

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E-Commerce 

Centre tightens rules for e-commerce firms: What lies ahead for Amazon, Flipkart?

In a setback for e-commerce firms having foreign investment, the government on Wednesday barred online marketplaces such as Flipkart and Amazon from selling products of the companies in which they have a stake. The commerce and industry ministry also forbidden e-commerce firms from entering into an agreement for the exclusive sale of products. The revised policy on foreign direct investment in online retail also said that these firms have to offer equal services or facilities to all its vendors without discrimination. With an aim to provide clarity to #FDI policy…

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Celebrity Licensing Fashion Licensing 

Birthday Gift: Salman’s iconic original blue gemstone bracelet is now on sale!

Bollywood’s Bhai Salman Khan turns 53 on December 27! In another act of kindness, Being Human founder and Bollywood actor Salman Khan revealed his iconic blue gemstone bracelet. As a special gift, Salman to sell his original lucky bracelet, as a part of the Being Human Jewellery series. Just to remind the readers, Prasad Kapre (CEO and Director of Style Quotient Jewellery Pvt Ltd), who manages Being Human Jewellery said at The Brand India Licensing Summit (TIBLS) held on December 5 at Mumbai’s Grand Hyatt that the company is going…

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Brand & Lifestyle Celebrity Fashion & Accessories 

Delhi Comic-Con: Swatch showcases fall winter collection 2018

Come winter, and Comic Con Delhi was here to give all you pop-culture aficionados the best kind of party. This time around the year, like every year, fans were prepared to huddle up under one roof not just to discuss movies and books but to bring their favourites to life. Swatch, the Swiss watch brand is known for creating the world’s most innovative timepieces for over three decades, introduced its ‘Fall-Winter’ 2018 collection with Bollywood actress Yami Gautam at the Comic-Con Delhi 2018. The collections ‘Think fun’, ‘Deep Wonder’ and…

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Apparel Licensing Character Licensing 

Nandita Mahtani designs cartoon-inspired fashion collection

Cartoon Network Enterprises, the licensing and merchandising arm of Turner India, announced its first-ever collaboration with entrepreneur and fashion designer, Nandita Mahtani. According to a report in the Economic Times, the capsule collection will include 40 versatile pieces including playful denim jackets, bomber jackets, slip dresses, skirts, and sweatshirts in vibrant colours. The fashion line is aimed at the 16-40-year-old audience. An affordable ready-to-wear range will be launched sometime later in the year. To be launched in the first quarter of 2019, the exclusive collection is an amalgamation of pop-art…

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Brand & Lifestyle Collaborations 

Hennessy, Opening Ceremony announce ‘East Meets West’ collaboration

Hennessy, the world’s best-selling Cognac, announced the first-ever collaboration with fashion house ‘Opening Ceremony’ to celebrate an encounter of two cultures – “East Meets West” with an X.O-inspired limited-edition collector’s piece. Available at openingceremony.com, the Hennessy X.O “East Meets West” travel bag by Opening Ceremony is inspired by co-founders’ Carol Lim and Humberto Leon’s heritage and world travel, with an aesthetic that blends tradition and heritage with modern elements. The kit is available for purchase from December 10 onwards. Available for purchase starting December 10, the cocktail kit (USD 204) comes with a step-by-step guide and ingredients including a…

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Celebrity Licensing Fashion & Accessories 

Girlfriend Goals: Khloe Kardashian, Malika Haqq launch ‘BFF Collection’

What can you do for your childhood besties? Taking the definition of ‘friendship’ to one notch higher, Khloe Kardashian and Malika Haqq have come together for the ultimate collaboration, and it’s totally #friendshipgoals. The longtime friends have partnered with Becca Cosmetics to create their very own makeup collection. Following the footsteps of Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner, yet another member of the Kardashian-Jenner family is entering the beauty game and so is her best friend! The limited-edition ‘BFFS collection’ was announced in a heartwarming Instagram post, where the 34-year-old Kardashian…

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Celebrity Licensing Fashion & Accessories 

Sunny Leone launches ‘Star Struck’ in Dubai

Foraying into the global space, Bollywood actress Sunny Leone launched her own line of cosmetic products including lipsticks at Concept Big Brands Carnival (CBBC) 2018 in UAE. Sunny wants to take her cosmetic line even further beyond lipsticks and perfumes. A report in the Khaleej Times quoted her as saying, “I want to create a five-minute makeup kit because that’s how fast I can do my makeup. If I have to go out and get to my office, then I can do my makeup very quickly but to come here,…

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Merchandise Licensing Sports Licensing 

Fanatics becomes official retail partner of the ‘Overwatch League’

The Overwatch League announced a multi-year deal with Fanatics, the global leader for licensed sports merchandise, which will provide the Overwatch League fanbase with an omnichannel retail experience along with a significantly expanded assortment of products. The agreement marks the first-ever foray into the rapidly expanding global esports industry for Fanatics and is the first of its kind between a major retailer and an official esports league. “Our collaboration with Fanatics—the first between a major esports league and a global sports merchandising company—allows us to reach even more fans and…

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Celebrity Fashion & Accessories 

Wait, what! Kardashian-Jenner clan to shut down their apps in 2019

Come 2019, we have to wave goodbye to all that extra Kardashian-Jenner access. Yes! You read that right. The Kardashian-Jenner sisters are letting go of one of their business ventures in 2019. Kim Kardashian West, KhloĂ© Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian and Kylie Jenner announced on Wednesday that each of their websites and apps will be shut down in the coming year. “We’ve had an incredible experience connecting with all of you through our apps these past few years but have made the difficult decision to no longer continue updating in 2019.…

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