Want your 15 minutes already? “Star Wars: Episode VII” director J.J. Abrams is giving fans a shot at a cameo in the film that’s set to be released next year. Disney, Lucasfilm and Bad Robot have teamed up for a campaign to raise funds for UNICEF. For every $10 donation at Omaze.com/StarWars, contributors become eligible to appear in the film when it shoots in London. The campaign runs until July 18; Disney will release the film in December 2015.
Men in the know are getting Naked. No worries, celebrities like Josh Henderson, Tyler Blackburn are Andrew Garfield (donned on the “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” set) are protecting their precious body parts with high-performance underwear by the eco-conscious brand Naked. New to the collection, available at Nordstrom: Silver boxer briefs ($38), woven with real silver fiber, have wicking technology that actually regulates body temperature. Cool.
Start off the hottest season with something festive and functional. To accompany Chandon sparkling wine’s “American Summer” limited edition bottle, designer Jonathan Adler has created an acrylic tray in red, white and blue with interlocking anchors. “I love irreverent, colorful design,” says Adler, who is selling the chic party accessory at his Design District store. “And a dash of preppy nauticalia is always alluring.” $98 through Labor Day. #ChandonSummer.
Marketing genius: Gabriel Balestra, the grandson of the original founders of Skin & Co Roma, Sabatino and Giuseppina, hatched the idea of turning truffle oil into a fab beauty product. Gabriel took his grandmother’s recipes for homemade botanical oil blends and concocted a skin-care line based around the family’s famous truffles, which stimulate the production of enzyme superoxide dismustase, said to help stimulate cell regeneration, destroy free radicals and make skin look younger. More cred: Oprah has called out Sabatino truffles – grown on the family land in Italy’s Umbrian region – on her coveted “Favorite Things” list multiple times. Right now we’re loving the new Truffle Therapy Serum. www.skinandcoroma.com
Real men eat salad. PGA Tour player Freddie Jacobson and his Hobe Sound-based company Tru Table has launched a line of protein-enriched, gluten-free dressings in zingy flavors like Asian Sweet Chili and Key Lime Caesar. Made from all-natural ingredients, these babies contain as much protein as about two large eggs, but without the cholesterol. That’s no yolk (sorry, couldn’t resist). For local stores: www.trutable.com.
It’s getting hot out there, so mind your peepers. When most people apply sunscreen, usually the eye area is completely ignored due to fear of irritation, stinging, etc. In response to growing concern in the derm community about skin cancer in the eye area, SkinCeuticals developed a sunscreen targeted to that area. SkinCeuticals Physical Eye UV Defense SPF 50 is $30 at SkinCeuticals.com
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