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February 8, 2004

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Bobbi Brown supports V-Day

New York -- Bobbi Brown's new limited-edition lip palette covers all its "V-Day" bases.

The colors -- Burnt Red, Red and Scarlet -- are Valentine's Day-ready, and the proceeds will be donated to V-Day, a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising funds to stop violence against women and girls, including rape, battery, incest, female genital mutilation and sexual slavery.

The lip palette, which includes a lip brush and three lip colors, costs $27 and is available during February at Bobbi Brown counters nationwide and on the company's Web site, www.bobbibrowncosmetics.com.

The V-Day organization was founded in 1998, inspired by the experiences of playwright Eve Ensler as she performed "The Vagina Monologues" in cities around the world. After hearing hundreds of stories from women who had been victimized, Ensler recruited a group of New York women to found the group, which promotes awareness of existing anti-violence organizations and raises funds for them.

Hilfiger teams with Beyonce

New York -- Singer Beyonce Knowles has signed a multiyear deal with Tommy Hilfiger Toiletries to be the spokeswoman for a fragrance slated for a global launch in the fall. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed.

"Beyonce is a true star," Hilfiger, honorary chairman and principal designer of Tommy Hilfiger U.S.A. Inc., said recently in a statement. "Not only is she extremely talented and beautiful, but she is sophisticated, intelligent and charming. Her career is serious, professional and on the rise."

Said the 22-year-old Knowles: "I love fragrance, so this new relationship with Tommy Hilfiger Toiletries is the fulfillment of one of my dreams. I can't wait to get started."

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