French Beauty Leader Yves Rocher Dies at 79; Elizabeth Taylor Beats Diddy in Sales

Yves Rocher in 1977.

• Yves Rocher, founder of the Yves Rocher beauty company, died on Saturday owing to a stroke. He was known for his ecofriendly attitude of "beauty through plants" and developed his company's products free of synthetic ingredients. He was 79. [WWD]

• Cosmetics executive Anthony Minuto filed a lawsuit against his former business partner, makeup-company founder Vincent Longo. Minuto claims he was dumped from the company without cashing out his 25 percent stake, and is suing for almost $5 million in damages. [Page Six/NYP]

• Elizabeth Taylor's White Diamonds fragrance is the best-selling celebrity fragrance of all time, selling $67.2 million worth of the scent. She's followed by Diddy, whose Unforgivable fragrance sales trail the diva's significantly with $48.5 million in sales. [StyleList]

• O.P.I. is releasing a nail collection inspired by Tim Burton's new film, Alice in Wonderland, which includes four new colors. The new hues come out this January. [BellaSugar]

• A significant shift in nail culture happened in 2009. Now that there are more ways to express yourself through nails (like Minx, rhinestones, colors, etc.), getting your nails done is considered an outlet representing your identity and style. [Independent UK]

• The best updos of the year all involved some sort of braiding. Take notes for 2010. [Glamour]