Jenny Shimizu in the campaign for Hourglass Cosmetics' Girl lipstick collection.
Hourglass Cosmetics is readying to open a retail concept in New York.The beauty company — known for products such as its Ambient Lighting Palettes ($62), Veil Mineral Primer ($54) and Vanish Seamless Foundation stick ($46) — has signed a lease for approximately 875 square feet of retail space at 42 Crosby Street in Manhattan. An Hourglass spokeswoman confirmed the location, noting that construction has not yet started so the opening date remains up in the air. The listing was with RKF.The location puts Hourglass in SoHo — near Bloomingdale's, SoulCycle, Devachan hair salon, Fellow Barber and Paintbox nail salon.Hourglass opened its flagship in Venice, Calif., in 2014. The business was founded by Carisa Janes in Barneys New York in 2004. Aside from its own shop, the brand is sold in Sephora (in many countries), Bergdorf Goodman, Nordstrom, John Lewis, Lane Crawford, Harvey Nichols, Mecca, Blue Mercury, Net-a-porter, Liberty, Space NK and Harrods.In March, two industry sources confirmed that Hourglass had hired investment bank Ohana to consider a sale process. The business is said to have about $70 million in net sales. (Hourglass declined to comment on the sale process.)[caption id="attachment_10486149" align="alignleft" width="162"] Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick.[/caption]When Hourglass launched its Vanish Seamless Foundation Stick in July 2016, industry sources estimated it would do between $15 million and $20 million in retail sales in year one. That product became the most successful in the company's history. Earlier this year, Hourglass launched a 20-lipstick collection called Girl, with former Calvin Klein model Jenny Shimizu as the face.
A new Joan Rivers coffee table book, titled “Joan Rivers Confidential,” gives readers never-before-seen photos and letters of the late comedian throughout her life. “Because of her drive to always be fresh, she kept records of every appearance, every performance, all the jokes that were used on TV, all the clothes that were worn,” said Rivers’ daughter Melissa. Here, Rivers poses at the “Tonight Show” in Tracy Mills in 1985. Read more about the book and see more photos at WWD.com. #wwdeye
After a career at New York hot spots like Narcissa, Dovetail and Nix, @chefjfraser has expanded to the West Village with The Loyal, a modernized take on an American brasserie. “And as I’ve gone through my career I’ve felt some departure from that kind of simple, straightforward [cooking]. This is meant to take on the idea of ‘what if the American brasserie was invented today?’” #wwdeye (📷: @chinseephoto)
@bellahadid and @lilyaldridge at @bulgariofficial’s celebration on Friday night, toasting the brand's new Peter Marino-designed flagship on Fifth Avenue. The two-part event included a cocktail party at the store followed by a dinner at a mystery location — the Met Cloisters. #wwdeye
From overseeing America’s fastest-growing speciality retailers to codifying cool, WWD talked to the women who are leading the way for the future of beauty. Check out our Instagram Stories to see how these women built today and are creating tomorrow. (📸: @hannah_khymych) #wwdbeauty
For @laperlalingerie's spring 2018 show, the brand chose to host their event at @thevenetianmacao. With Chinese megastars @bingbing_fan and @hubing in attendance, La Perla debuted a rock ‘n’ roll-inspired collection. The show marked the start of Sands Macao Fashion Week, which runs from October 19 to 24 — the city’s first such event. Pictured here are models backstage with glimmering eyes. #wwdfashion (📷: Cheuk-Yin To)
Trending for spring 2018: top stitch design. Gone are the days of stitch just for seams — designers are using the once-minimal detail to create strong decorative elements. (📷: Paola Testa; Styled by @andrew_shang) #wwdfashion
@tradesy is turning the concept of a showroom upside down with its new space in Santa Monica. Here, the company plans to hold events, art exhibits and a showcase rare fashion pieces like this Louis Vuitton boxing set. Get all the details on Tradesy’s first showroom on WWD.com. #wwdnews