Ramona Singer, the blonde, business-savvy Real Housewife of New York City, gathered with her fellow castmates on Tuesday night to celebrate the launch of her skin care line, Tru Renewal, at Equinox Spa on 74th Street in Manhattan.
At the event were New York City housewives Jill Zarin, Luann deLesseps, Alex McCord and Kelly Killoren Bensimon.
Tru Renewal facials were offered alongside wine and snacks, as Bravo cameras caught some of the action for the show’s second season.
“To stay looking young, it is a combination of working out and the right skin care,” said Singer, who plans to expand her line’s rollout to additional Equinox locations. “If your skin and body look great, you can wear a T-shirt and jeans and look amazing.”
Singer’s line, originally launched in spring 2008 on Truerenwal.com, is based on a combination of oxygen and green algae. “Oxygen makes the ingredients penetrate deeply into the skin,” said Singer.
Products in the line were developed by New York-based plastic surgeon Sharon Giese and are priced from $27 for a cleanser to $110 for Algae Boost. The Tru Renewal range includes the Ultra Repair Cream, formulated with silica-rich bamboo; the Oxygenated Algae Boost, which delivers liquid oxygen and seaweed extract to stimulate collagen and smooth lines; the Ultimate Eye Repair, with red algae, and a mild cleanser designed for everyday use.
“I wanted to make it easy,” said Singer. “A lot of women don’t have time for a skin care regimen. This makes it simple.” Singer said her line helps battle hyperpigmentation, roseacea, and wrinkles while protecting against free radicals and environmental elements alike.
“Azzedine has been one of the biggest influences in my life. He has always been such a strong, loving, fatherly figure to me. I call him Papa. His designs are indescribably unique, they are pieces of art. He knew how to make the female form look its loveliest. I have so many memories of him; my favorite might be during my first show with him in Paris. He liked me and he wanted to help me get more work. He called all his friends at Kenzo and Comme des Garcons, and asked them to book me. They said, ‘But she can’t walk!’ And he said, ‘but she has such a great ass!' His friendship and support has been the great privilege of my career. I can't imagine life without him. Repose en paix mon Papa.” - @stephanieseymour tells @wwd. #wwdfashion (📷: @steveeichner) #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa, flanked by two of his closest friends, models Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell.
He designed Seymour’s dress for her 1995 wedding to Peter Brant, and treated Campbell (who famously called him Papa), like a daughter. For more on the legendary designer, tap the link in bio. #wwdfashion #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa's “I-did-it-my-way” ethos stood out starkly at a time when brands are experimenting with consumer-facing fashion shows, coed formats and trans-seasonal collections – anything to perk up lackluster sales of ready-to-wear in an age of Insta-everything. “It’s not creation anymore. This becomes a purely industrial approach,” the late designer told WWD in an interview last year. “But anyway, the rhythm of collections is so stupid. It’s unsustainable. There are too many collections.” Read more about the iconic designer’s life and work on wwd.com, link in bio. #wwdfashion #azzedinealaia (📷: @WWD Archive, 1986) #alaia
Sneaker reselling app @goat’s latest exhibit, "The Greatest: New York," tells the story of New York's sneaker culture. To celebrate the exhibit, an intimate crowd gathered on Thursday night at the pop-up gallery space, located at Platform in Culver City, to hear guest speaker and illustrator @esymai talk about her own rise in streetwear and women in the business. "For me I'm just someone who is creative. I like to create things," said Chang. #wwdfashion
Azzedine Alaïa, one of the most iconic couturiers of the modern era whose body-con designs defined Eighties fashion, has died in Paris. The diminutive Tunisian-born designer, known for his structured knitted dresses with fitted waists and impeccably cut, figure-hugging second skin silhouettes was deeply admired by his peers, and counted supermodel Naomi Campbell - his adoptive daughter - among his inner circle, one of a gang of glamazons including Farida Khelfa, Carla Bruni and Stephanie Seymour who became ambassadors of his style. (📷: Alexandre Guirkinger) #wwdblast