Dear WWD Beauty Biz,Having never been to Dubai, Icouldn’t wait to experience workingin a different culture and traveling toanother part of the world. I went withNegin Zand, genius colorist at my LosAngeles and New York salons, her assistantCassandra Kaeding and one of my top stylists inNew York, Mike Viggue, to work out of the JetSetsalon in Dubai.
We decided to stay at The One&Only RoyalMirage because I wanted to be on the water. Eventhough we were staying at the beach, I didn’tactually see it for five days because we were sobooked! At the resort, we loved The Roof Top atthe Arabian Court for an evening drink. Here youunwind under the stars with stunning views of Dubaiat night amid a sea of cushions and candles andvibrant fabrics draped and tented all around you.
The days flew! From nine to five I did back-to-back appointments with Dubai's social set. Thesewomen are so lovely and from all over the world.They are very sexy, ultrafeminine and have anamazing understanding of style. Because Europeand Asia are so close, these women travel frequentlyand are extremely cultured and sophisticated.Almost everyone wanted very soft, sexy long hair.
Since I was overly booked with clients duringthe week, Iended upextendingmy tripto cramin somemust-dos.The desertsafari onfour-wheelers and camels was scary as hell butpretty incredible. Diane von Furstenberg openeda boutique while I was there, so I went to an eventin her honor at the Burj Al Arab hotel. In Abu Dhabiwe saw the Grand Mosque, which was staggeringlybeautiful. We also went to the Emirates Palace Hoteland saw the blueprints of everything being built inthe next couple of years, including Frank Gehry’sdesign for the Guggenheim and the Louvre by JeanNouvel. Another highlight was going to the openingof the Formula One race. Cipriani had just opened atthe Yas Yacht Club, so we bopped back and forth fromthe restaurant to the yacht to watch the race. I evenmet Prince Albert of Monaco and Richard Branson.
Everyone kept asking when I’d be back, so Ihave decided to work out of Dubai a few times ayear with Negin, and we’ll be back in 3 months!
Editor’s Note: Celebrity hairstylist Sally Hershberger and her team recently returned from a trip to Dubai.
Since its launch in 1992, Yves Saint Laurent’s Touche Eclat has spawnedcountless imitators and achieved cult product status. According to thecompany, every 10 seconds one Touche Eclat is sold somewhere in the world.Look for a sales uptick in China with the recently added shade #8. Althoughit’s actually the seventh addition to the range, YSL deliberately skipped thenumber in the name lineup. Why? Because in China eight is considered alucky number, and #8, an olive gold, was speciﬁ cally created for the Asianmarket. Says Nathalie Duran, general manager of Yves Saint LaurentBeauté, “In China, the number eight is associated with good fortuneand prosperity in life. In beauty, we believe good fortune is fabulous,radiant skin, so it seemed only appropriate that this speciﬁc shade benumbered eight.
@chanel and @pharrell dropped what’s being dubbed as the world’s most exclusive sneakers yesterday. The Adidas Originals NMD Hu, which Williams designed in collaboration with Chanel and @adidasoriginals, has a waiting list of over 120K people who pre-registered online at chanelatcolette.fr –– and only 500 pairs are on sale. The singer predicted the resale value of the shoes could reach $40K. Read the full interview on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdfashion (📷: Dominique Maître)
@imanshumpert is diving deeper into his creative endeavors and relaunching his clothing line, Post 90s, and is helping to raise money for the hurricane victims in St. Maarten with a jersey he’s designed with his brother. The Cleveland Cavaliers player talked to WWD about kneeling during the national anthem, working with fashion brands and how he wants to be more than an @nba player. Read the interview on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)
Not only does #TheProfit return to CNBC tonight, but @marcuslemonis has launched @shopmarcus, a new shopping and lifestyle retail experience in Aspen and Chicago, with more locations to come. The retail stores offer in-store stylists and a variety of contemporary womenswear selections.
“It’s life, I’m going to face it,” @mingxi11 sighed. “I fell, but you know, I think the most important thing is that I get back up. I had the love, the help from my sister — the girl next to me Gizele [Oliveira] — she’s so nice. When I went backstage everybody was trying to comfort me like ‘Oh Ming, it’s OK.’ I’m really, really touched. I think it’s them who gave me the courage to go back on stage for the finale,” Xi told WWD of her fall at the @victoriassecret fashion show. (📷: David Fisher) #wwdfashion #vsfashionshow #victoriassecret
@louisvuitton tapped @therealpeterlindbergh for its latest city-centric photo book, which is part of a series called Fashion Eye. The primarily black and white book captures the spirit of Berlin in 57 images shot between 1989 and 2019. “Berlin is an inspiration for me, more than a city. I mean @millajovovich is simply Berlin!” said Lindbergh. #wwdfashion
“You know, I think audiences expect a certain performance so I have to deliver to them what they’re expecting to a certain degree. But I’m also a different actor and a different person, I have my own spin on the character,” says @noahegalvin of his takeover of the leading role in “Dear Evan Hansen” following the departure of @bensplatt, who originated the role. Read WWD’s interview with the 23-year-old actor on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
For pre-fall 2018, @etro created richly-colored wonderland, using tapestries, textiles and wallpapers from the Eastern world at large. The line featured floral and graphic prints and jacquard motifs, like this two-piece look featured here. #wwdfashion (📷: Giovanna Pavesi)
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)