Looking for a crisp rosé to toast the weekend? Brangelina knows just the thing. Want to learn how to write code? Karlie Kloss has got you covered. Or perhaps you’re in the market for a new lipstick? Don’t sweat it, Jessica Alba to the rescue.
Beyond the bright lights, actors, models and athletes alike have emerged as powerful and influential tastemakers in the entrepreneurial world. And we’re here to bring them to light. Ahead, you’ll find eleven companies you probably had no idea were tied to your favourite celebrities.
Kode with Klossy, Klossies
Tied to: Karlie Kloss
Karlie Kloss is one of the highest paid models in the world, but she’s managed to find time for some new entrepreneurial and philanthropic initiatives. She’s collaborated with Milk Bar on Klossies — wheat-free, dairy-free cookies that raise money for charities — and now launched Kode With Klossy Career Scholarship, a coding camp for young women. “We’re aiming to support and inspire girls to realize their potential and to learn this really empowering life skill,” Kloss told Teen Vogue.
For more information, visit www.kodewithklossy.com
Tied to: Pharrell Williams
Pharrell Williams is a man who wears many hats (literally, and figuratively). He’s recently joined forces with co-founders Tyson Toussant and Tim Coombs, as the Creative Director of Bionic Yarn, a company that develops fabric out of plastic waste collected from our oceans. Brands like Topshop, Cole Haan, G-Star Raw and Timberland have already incorporated Bionic Yarn into their respective products.
For more information visit, www.bionicyarn.com
Balter Brewing Company
Tied to: Mick Fanning
Balter Brewing Company counts Fanning and fellow pro surfers Joel Parkinson, Bede Durbidge and Josh Kerr among its shareholders. Not only do they boast an in-house brewer, but they also use the best available ingredients and combine natural processes with the latest technology to deliver a flavoursome pint. Cheers to that!
For more information, visit www.balter.com.au
Tied to: Michael Klim
Milk and Co, the skincare company co-created by Olympic swimming legend Michael Klim has just launched KLIM, a brand new non-nonsense men’s skincare and fragrance line. Formulated with naturally active, marine ingredients such as nori, spirulina, brown algae and seaweed extracts, the range is effective and wallet-friendly. Not to mention, KLIM is proudly Aussie made and owned, with 100 percent recyclable packaging.
For more information, visit www.milkandco.com.au
The Row, Elizabeth and James
Tied to: Mary Kate & Ashley Olsen
The Olsen Twins have come a long way since Full House. Their luxury, award-wining line, The Row, is favourite among fashion editors and it-girls, while their elegant sister label, Elizabeth and James has branched out to include fragrances and hair care products.
For more information, visit www.therow.com and www.elizabethandjames.us
Flower Beauty, Barrymore Wines
Tied to: Drew Barrymore
Wine and make-up – we couldn’t think of a better business combination. And Drew Barrymore seems to agree. She launched her affordable beauty brand, Flower, in 2013 and has also released her own collection of wines.
For more information, visit www.flowerbeauty.com and www.barrymorewines.com
Pacific Standard, Draper James
Tied to: Reese Witherspoon
Oscar-winning actor and mother, Reese Witherspoon has now turned her hand to film production and fashion and home wares. Her production company with Australian co-founder Bruna Papandrea, Pacific Standard, focuses primarily on developing strong roles for women. They were behind the bestsellers-turned-movie blockbusters “Gone Girl” and “Wild”, with more movies in the pipeline. Meanwhile, her clothing and lifestyle brand, Draper James is inspired by her Southern Roots. Talk about multi-tasking!
For more information, visit www.draperjames.com
The Honest Company, Honest Beauty
Tied to: Jessica Alba
Jessica Alba may be known for her movie roles and style icon status, but she’s also paved a path in the business sector thanks to her ethical lifestyle brands, The Honest Company and Honest Beauty (more on that here).
For more information, visit www.honest.com
Goop, Juice Beauty
Tied to: Gwyneth Paltrow
Goop is a luxe online lifestyle publication that is curated by actress, Gwyneth Paltrow. Expect exclusive recipes, travel features and wellness tips and tricks. In addition to the website, she’s also launched a luxurious, organic skincare and make-up line, goop by Juice Beauty.
For more information, visit www.goop.com
Tied to: Miranda Kerr
In 2009, in-demand Australian-born model, Miranda Kerr launched KORA Organics: a 100% Australian made skincare range that utilises a unique blend of essential oils, natural and certified organic ingredients.
For more information, visit www.koraorganics.com
Tied to: Brad Pitt and Angeline Jolie
Nestled in the ancient village of Correns, Miraval is the magnificent château owned by A-listers, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Pitt. This rosé is the result of a collaboration between the Jolie Pitts and la famille Perrin. It’s bursting with notes of raspberry, wild strawberries, citrus and melon, finishing with a fresh, vibrant acidity. Perfect for balmy afternoons drinks.