Holt Renfrew Welcomes Gwyneth Paltrow

Academy Award Winning Actress and Juice Beauty Creative Director, Makeup Attends Exclusive Personal Appearance in Toronto

TORONTO, July 14, 2016 /CNW/ - Holt Renfrew, Canada's leading luxury retailer, was thrilled to welcome Academy Award winning actress, Gwyneth Paltrow and Juice Beauty Creative Director, Makeup on Thursday, July 14 the Bloor Street flagship store in Toronto.

Paltrow, along with the Juice Beauty's founder, Karen Behnke, spoke about their skincare and colour collections in front of a live audience of hundreds of customers and fans. The conversation was moderated by Elle US Beauty Director, Emily Doherty with Paltrow and Behnke reflecting on the benefits of using certified organic ingredients.

"Holt Renfrew is honoured to welcome Gwyneth Paltrow and to celebrate the innovation, clean beauty line Juice Beauty," said Holt Renfrew President, Mark Derbyshire. "We launched Juice Beauty in our stores and online earlier this year and our customers across the country love it."

"Holt Renfrew's impeccable style and attention to detail for today's event with Gwyneth Paltrow, Juice Beauty's Creative Director, Makeup reinforces our joint belief that Holt is the most prestigious retail partner in Canada for Juice Beauty and our new Phyto-Pigments makeup collection" said Karen Behnke, founder, Juice Beauty. "I loved how the store front on Bloor Street turned Juice Beauty green for the occasion.  Gwyneth and I had a fabulous time in Toronto."

Holt Renfrew offers Juice Beauty at its Bloor Street, Vancouver and Yorkdale stores as well as www.holtrenfrew.com and is proud to be the exclusive Canadian retailer of the brand's Phyto-Pigments Color range.

WHO: Gwyneth Paltrow, Creative Director, Juice Beauty, Makeup
WHAT: Exclusive Personal Appearance
WHERE: Holt Renfrew, 50 Bloor Street, Toronto
WHEN: Thursday, July 14, 2016

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About Holt Renfrew

Celebrating a 179-year heritage, Holt Renfrew is recognized worldwide for an inspired shopping experience. Founded in 1837 as a modest hat shop, Holt Renfrew would soon become a purveyor of fashion to Her Majesty Queen Victoria. In the 1930s, Holt Renfrew began to establish exclusive accounts with leading European designers, hosting Monsieur Christian Dior himself in 1947 as he launched his "New Look". After many years of foreign ownership Holt Renfrew was acquired in 1986 by W. Galen and the Hon. Hilary M. Weston. Under Weston ownership Holt Renfrew has become Canada's destination for luxury retail. Visit us at www.holtrenfrew.com.

About Juice Beauty

Karen Behnke, a serial wellness entrepreneur who built one of the first corporate wellness companies in the country, became passionate about the safety and efficacy of personal care products upon becoming pregnant with her first child at the age of 40. Experiencing hormonal changes and the beginning of lines in her skin, Karen set out to find healthy skin care solutions that delivered visible results. She quickly discovered the majority of leading personal care products on the market contained many chemical ingredients that were potentially harmful to the body some of which had been banned from our food. Knowing that skin absorbs over 60 percent of what is placed on it, she wanted to create meaningful change through beauty solutions that worked better, and were better for you, than conventional products.  

Karen assembled a team of scientists and industry leaders to pioneer organic technology within the beauty industry. A few years after the arrival of her second child, Juice Beauty was born, with the mission to bring clinically validated yet authentically organic beauty solutions to the world. Today, Juice Beauty, headquartered in a beautiful sustainable building in Northern California, offers antioxidant-rich and amazingly effective skin care, makeup, and hair care products that meet the most rigorous organic product regulations in the United States.

SOURCE Holt Renfrew

Image with caption: "Gwyneth Paltrow at Holt Renfrew (CNW Group/Holt Renfrew)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160714_C3691_PHOTO_EN_735073.jpg

Image with caption: "Holt Renfrew Welcomes Gwyneth Paltrow (CNW Group/Holt Renfrew)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160714_C3691_PHOTO_EN_735079.jpg

Image with caption: "The Hon. Hilary M. Weston and Gwyneth Paltrow (CNW Group/Holt Renfrew)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160714_C3691_PHOTO_EN_735077.jpg

For further information: Julija Hunter, Holt Renfrew, 416-355-4904, Julija.Hunter@holtrenfrew.com; Jennifer Daubney, Holt Renfrew, 416-960-2584, Jennifer.Daubney@holtrenfrew.com


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