Poppy King meets Kate Spade!

From the perfect lipstick to mergers and acquisitions.

LESSONS OF A LIPSTICK QUEEN follows Poppy King's extraordinary journey through the world of business and teaches you how to be more entrepreneurial in your own life.

If an eighteen-year-old girl's search for the ideal matte lipstick can turn into a multimillion-dollar company, anything is possible. When Poppy King finished high school, all she had to show for herself were some lackluster grades and a hundred and one ways to get out of phys ed. Within three years, however, she became the president of her highly successful lipstick brand, Poppy Industries.

In Lessons of a Lipstick Queen, Poppy reveals how she managed to launch a multimillion-dollar business, extracting valuable lessons from the experience as she goes along. Through King's example, you can learn how to become a real entrepreneur- from recognizing a good idea and finding financing. to marketing yourself and your brand, to approaching the media, and avoiding common pitfalls. In a world where everyone is looking to get ahead it's essential to think like an entrepreneur. Much more than just a guide to success. Lessons of a Lipstick Queen is a candid adventure story designed to take you on a journey of self-discovery.

POPPY KING is an internationally renowned trend spotter, color expert, and innovative business leader. Today, King lives in New York City and has recently launched a new line of lipsticks called Lipstick Queen, available at fine retailers.

"Poppy King is the Henry Ford of lipsticks and she shows you how to be a picky entrepreneur without losing your flossy-flossy"

- Simon Doonan, Author of Eccentric Glamour

A percentage of proceeds from this book will be donated to K.I.D.S Kids in Distressed Situations which provides goods to children who are ill, living in poverty or victims of natural disaster. To learn more click here.

Also available in Canada in Chapters and Indigo stores and www.chapters.indigo.ca


My new Sheets!

I've been waiting for months to sleep in my bed because I couldn't find sheets I really love. Finally I stumbled upon these gorgeous candy striped high thread count linens by a wonderful little company called Ziccibea ...... and I knew I was destined for sweet dreams in own bed again soon!  These are the most fresh fun frette-esque textiles for bedding I've seen in a long time. The brainchild of design school best friends Shoshana and Yali, these sheets are just one of the many ideas generated in their creative factory in New York City. 
Ziccibea creates "custom" bedding designs to work with clients' interiors. Most sheets are not designed that way, probably the very reason why I was hung up for so long on being able to find sheets I liked well enough to put in my newly re-done bedroom interior. The two women entrepreneurs combined 20 years of design experience and created the Zicci Bea brand to provide quality and affordable options for the home, with an emphasis on design. Their textiles embody the company's belief that a home is more than just a place to live. It’s an escape and retreat from the rigor of the real world. Ziccibea has truly enhanced my "escape". 
Furthermore, the linens further embody a spirit for sustainability through their "Healthy Earth Commitment": bedding produced at a plant that is strictly regulated through the Oeko–Tex certification process — using no pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, fragrances or dyes."

Sweet dreams!

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