ARDEN ANGLES TOWARD TV: The fragrance industry uses QVC and the Home Shopping Network primarily to sell off older scents, saving the newest launches for department and specialty stores.
But Elizabeth Arden has been talking to QVC about developing a fragrance line exclusively for the shopping network. The project, reportedly in the works for months, was due to launch in February. However, according to an Arden spokeswoman, it's been delayed.
"We're talking to QVC," she said. "We haven't come up with anything yet. We might do something in March or April."
ASSESSING HER ASSETS: Now that Diane Von Furstenberg has sold over $10 million worth of her Silk Assets and Accessories collection on QVC, she is looking toward a new concept.
In August, Von Furstenberg will launch Casual Chic, a line of casual clothing consisting mainly of knitwear. Silk Assets, which includes jackets, blouses, tunics, slacks and scarves, will continue to be sold, the designer said.
STARGAZING: Not to be outdone by AT&T, which is testing an interactive service in Castro Valley, Calif., Bell Atlantic plans to test Stargazer, an interactive system in Virginia this summer.
In addition to video-on-demand and syndicated reruns, Stargazer will offer serious shopping. Bell Atlantic's goal is to create a video mall filled with national retailers. The company declined to reveal any names.
The Stargazer system will initially consist of one channel, but others could be developed in the future. "This will be a department store channel," a Bell Atlantic spokeswoman said. "Eventually, the vision is to have a discount mall, a lifestyle mall, a cooking channel or a golf channel all within Stargazer."
Stargazer will be delivered to homes through telephone lines, using a technology called ADSL.
In honor of Rihanna’s 30th birthday, we took a look back at an interview with the Barbados-native when she was just 18 years old. Here, she talked about her second album, “A Girl Like Me” in 2006. “I want to be me. I want people to fall in love with who Rihanna is, and that’s why I want the album to be about me so people can really find out who this girl Rihanna is, because they only know the ‘Pon de Replay’ girl.” Fast forward 12 years, and she’s released six more albums and has become a powerhouse in both the fashion and music industries. Happy birthday, @badgalriri 🎈(📷: Pavel Antonov) #wwdarchive
For @simonerocha_‘s fall show, hairstylist @jamespecis created a look inspired by the painter John Constable. Models’ hair was pulled back, tied into knots and topped off with a bow. (📷: @kukukuba) #wwdbeauty #lfw
Queen Elizabeth made a surprise appearance at @richardquinn1's London Fashion Week show to present the designer with the inaugural Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design. The new award will be handed out annually to an emerging British fashion designer who shows exceptional talent, while demonstrating value to the community and sustainable policies. #wwdfashion #lfw (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)