Former Organizers designer Jane Saidenberg wanted to create chic and affordable handbags from the same laminated fabrics used in her home storage alternatives line. The result is Jane Marvel, a combination of her first name and her singersongwriter husband’s stage name, Andy Marvel.
The collection features 20 basic and pattern-rich styles, retailing from $42 to $124. The bags, which are made without leather, are sold at target.com (availability in Target stores is in the works), as well as on HSN, online at eBags.com and Shoebuy.com and in more than 200 specialty stores across North America.
“Most women are emotional shoppers,” Saidenberg says. “We will buy goodies for ourselves in bad economic times as well as good, but with Jane Marvel at least you don’t have to feel guilty about your purchase.”
@juicebeauty, where @gwynethpaltrow holds the title of creative director of makeup, has become one of the foremost labels in the organic beauty category –– with sales on track to hit $100 million this year. What’s behind the rapid growth the brand is experiencing right now? It all started in 2005 when the wellness movement was just getting started. Read more on WWD.com. #wwdbeauty
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"I want to tell a story that inspires people to feel good about themselves, but also I'm making a commentary about the lack of female stories and female directors and saying this should change," said @imheathergraham on her latest project "Half Magic." The comedy feature, which the actress wrote and directed, is based on her own struggles as a woman in show business. Read @andrewnodell's full interview with Graham on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @jgreenery)
@meltcosmetics cofounders @lora_arellano and @danabomar built their brand on a single idea: a true matte lipstick. To set the brand apart, they said they always put their customers first –– including a personalized note in each package. #wwdsummits #wwdbeauty
@moncler unveiled its latest project, #MonclerGenius, yesterday at Milan Fashion Week. The Italian outwear maker gave show-goers a preview of the monthly collections – which were created by eight designers and creative talents including Pierpaolo Piccioli, Simone Rocha, Craig Green and more – that will start rolling out in the summer.