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.
“My personal philosophy to beauty is paying attention to oneself. I love to be outdoors, lots of fresh air, trying to take care of yourself as best you can. I always notice that comes through,” says Felicity Jones, the global face of @shiseido-owned @cledepeaubeauteus, which launches today. Head to WWD.com to read more about the actress’ love for beauty and how she prepared for her new role in “The Basis of Sex,” playing the young Ruth Bader Ginsburg. #wwdbeauty (📷: @dandoperalski)
For men’s fall 2018, @giuseppezanotti drew on elements from streetwear, sport, biker, combat and rock ‘n’ roll. Pictured here are a pair of shoes from the collection, featuring zippers, rhinestones, and silver hardware. Head to WWD.com to see a roundup of the accessories from Milan’s men’s fall 2018 shows. #wwdfashion (📷: Andrea Delb)
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of @ralphlauren’s snowboarding collection, the brand is mining its archives. The iconic brand is reintroducing vintage styles and dropping new designs for a color capsule that will be available in Ralph Lauren stores and @openingceremony on January 25. The capsule will consist of 10 pieces, including the Snow Beach Pullover, pictured here, which is a collector’s item that rapper Raekwon wore in Wu-Tang Clan’s “Can It Be All So Simple” video. #wwdfashion (📷: Tom Gould)
For @rochasofficial’s pre-fall 2018 collection, creative director Alessandro Dell’Acqua channeled the sophisticated and intriguing Catherine Denevue in the film “Belle de Jour.” Polished collarless coats, midi skirts, suits and ’60s graphic motifs were all featured in the collection, adding a sense of discreet luxury. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion
“We tried to produce clothing of that couture quality, but the most daunting part was that we only had a matter of days [to do it],” said costume designer Lou Eyrich, who recreated Gianni Versace’s iconic looks for @americancrimestoryfx. Eyrich searched online retailers and vintage shops for original pieces from the design house and for @penelopecruzoficial, who plays Donatella Versace. Head to WWD.com to read how she created the Versace world. #wwdfashion
Only three months after her stellar debut catwalk season, @kaiagerber has inked her first big design collaboration –– with @karllagerfeld. The collection blends Lagerfeld’s Parisian chic aesthetic and the model’s signature West Coast casual style via RTW, accessories, footwear and more. The #KarlLagerfeldxKaia collection will launch in September with a series of events. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
Harrods plans to remove the famous statue of Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed from the bottom of the Egyptian escalators and hand it back to Mohamed Al-Fayed. “We are very proud to have played our role in celebrating the lives of Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Al Fayed at Harrods and to have welcomed people from around the world to visit the memorial for the past 20 years,” said Michael Ward, Harrods managing director. “With the announcement of the new official memorial statue to Diana, Princess of Wales at Kensington Palace, we feel that the time is right to return this memorial to Mr. Al Fayed and for the public to be invited to pay their respects at the palace.” More on the news, with reporting by @loreleimarfil, at WWD.com. #wwdnews