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.
@margotrobbie steps out onto the red carpet wearing @miumiu. The actress is nominated for “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role” in “I, Tonya” at the #SagAwards. (📷: Stewart Cook) #wwdfashion
For @massimogiorgetti of @msgm, the Nineties are his favorite decade. “They had a huge impact on my personal growth. What I like of the Nineties is that they are not so precise in terms of style as other decades…there was actually a bit of everything,” he said. As seen on MSGM’s Spring 2018 show: tie-dye and a bit of grunge, two styles that are synonymous with the decade #wwdfashion #wwddecades (📷: @kukukuba)
Breaking News: @hedislimane joins @celine as its new artistic, creative and image director. One of fashion’s preeminent image-makers and trendsetters, Slimane is to join the LVMH brand on Feb. 1 and unveil his first fashion proposition for men and women next September during Paris Fashion Week. It marks a major homecoming for Slimane, who cemented his reputation – and influenced men’s tailoring for more than a decade – as the designer of Dior Homme between 2000 and 2007. He went on to reinvent and ignite the house of Yves Saint Laurent, which he rechristened Saint Laurent, between 2012 and 2016 – all the while maintaining a close relationship with the Arnault family, which controls LVMH and Dior. Read the full exclusive story on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
“Personally I believe the Eighties have been the richest and more vivacious period for international fashion,” Giorgio Armani said when asked what his favorite decade of fashion is. It was a moment of disruption and experimentation and only thinking back to the first years of that decade is always an emotion for me, for what they have meant to me and my work.” The influence is clear in @giorgioarmani spring 2018 collection, pictured here, which was full of bright colors and unexpected prints. Read more about which decades designers loved most on WWD.com #wwdfashion #wwddecades (📷: @aitorrosasphoto)
For Lady Gaga’s only Italian show on her “Joanne World Tour,” the singer wore a range of @versace_official outfits. The standout piece: this custom-made bodysuit inspired by the brand’s spring 2018 collection. #wwdfashion (RG: @ladygaga)
@_camillaruth_ is expanding on the wellness-craze concept with @westbourne – a new NYC restaurant that’s both a healthy-minded café as well as a business that gives back to the community. Marcus works with the Robin Hood foundation to give back to The Door, a non-profit providing youth development services, and also hires employees through The Door. Read our full interview with Marcus on giving back through food on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)