She's called the "recessionista" and she delights in spending $70 (62 pounds) rather than $700 on a cashmere cardigan or $1 to make a kiwi fruit face mask instead of shelling out $100 for a session at a trendy day spa.
As the wealthy co-founder of eco-friendly cosmetics chain Lush, Mark Constantine also revels in a more controversial role that he says is in line with his environmental creed - financier of anti-aviation activists.
Exclusive talks between IT Holding SpA (ITH.MI), which owns fashion label Gianfranco Ferre, and China's Mensun Ltd over an asset sale have been extended beyond a December 31 deadline, a source close to the situation said.
Liliane Bettencourt, the billionaire heiress to the L'Oreal cosmetics empire, lashed out Sunday at her daughter for questioning her right to donate a billion dollars in gifts to a society photographer.
In couture, cut is vital, but Marie Dupuis has found it can also apply to price. Thanks to a little bargaining, a Jean-Paul Gaultier dress she had her eye on for New Year's eve was hers at a 40 percent discount.
From twentysomethings trying to emulate wide-eyed manga heroines to middle-aged housewives seeking an elegant look that lasts, Japanese women are fluttering the latest in luscious lashes -- and they're artificial.