Networking: Hearst’s Highway … Evans Does Face Cream
HEARST'S HIGHWAY: Since Alfred C. Sikes, a former Federal Communications Commission chairman, was named president of the Hearst New Media & Technology division last March, there has been speculation over how the corporation would make its...
HEARST'S HIGHWAY: Since Alfred C. Sikes, a former Federal Communications Commission chairman, was named president of the Hearst New Media & Technology division last March, there has been speculation over how the corporation would make its entrance onto the electronic highway.
On Monday, Hearst said it has joined a consortium of Canadian firms that are developing an interactive, transactional multimedia network.
The network, called Universal Bidirectional Interactive (UBI), was formed through Le Groupe Videotron, one of Canada's leading cable providers.
UBI will offer more than shopping or video-on-demand. Viewers will be able to use financial services and electronic mail, and place classified ads. Home shopping won't be neglected, however. UBI has already signed letters of intent with Sears Canada and Avon, a Hearst spokesman said.
EVANS DOES FACE CREAM: If you liked her hair, you'll love her skin.
Primage by Sevinor hopes that will be the reaction of women when Linda Evans takes to the airwaves next month to hawk its skin care collection.
Evans, a former spokeswoman for Clairol, will sell the new Primage treatment line via a 30-minute infomercial.
The five-product system was developed by Sheldon J. Sevinor, a Boston-based plastic surgeon. While the products work well on post-surgery skin, the company said a face-lift is not required before use.
EXCLUSIVE: @tomford is opening its first-ever beauty store. The boutique, which opens November 20 in London’s Covent Gardens, was designed with the over-the-top glam Ford is known for. Read the full story on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: Simon Wagner) #TomFordBeauty
New York-based DJ @harleyvnewton threw a party to celebrate the holiday collection of her dress and pajama line @hvn at the Ladurée Beverly Hills. It Girls @katebosworth, @rashidajones and more joined in on the fun, which included cocktails, croque monsieur sandwiches and a photo booth. #wwdfashion (📷: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com)
For the holidays, @Burberry partnered with 20-year-old artist @blondeymccoy on a series of three outdoor murals in downtown Manhattan. The murals are McCoy’s interpretation of a Christmas eve party, the idea of charity and the spirit of family. His third mural, pictured here, is the most personal. The image depicts McCoy’s grandparents and father in London’s Trafalgar Square in the Seventies. “My work often features lots of sentimental objects.” #wwdeye
For spring 2018, designers applied bold colors and cartoonish motifs on everything from sneakers and belts to key chains. See all the top men’s accessories trends on WWD.com. #wwdtrends (📷: George Chinsee; Prop Styling by @rnasti; Market Editor: @luiscampuzano)
The @dior-sponsored @guggenheim international gala pre-party has a history of drawing cool-girl musical acts to serenade the crowd –– and last night was no exception. @haimtheband performed songs both new and old, and lured a star-studded audience with the likes of Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Mamoudou Athie and more. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
In a partnership between the @metopera and the @englishnationalopera, “Marnie” was born. The opera, with costumes sponsored by @mrporterlive, is an adaptation of the 1961 thriller by Winston Graham. Arianne Phillips, who created the costumes, is no rookie: She’s styled Madonna for her tours and created costumes for a myriad of films in the past. Read WWD’s interview with Phillips, where she talks about her inspiration for the opera’s costumes on WWD.com #wwdfashion
@barneysnyc took a different approach to their holiday windows this year. Instead of Christmas decor, Barneys tapped @thehaasbrothers to tell a story of positivity, gratitude and inclusivity via heartwarming silliness and humor. “It’s about kids and it’s about coming together and being family and loving each other,” said Simon Haas. #wwdfashion (📷: @joshuascottphoto)
Beauty influencer @kandeejohnson makes her foray into hair care with a collaboration with @ogx_beauty — making it the first time that OGX has teamed up for a product creation. The collab includes shampoos and conditioners in three scents. At 39 and a mom, Johnson is a different profile than the emerging social media stars, but is considered one of the pioneers of the digital beauty influencer world. Read WWD’s interview with her on wwd.com, including the strangest beauty product she’s ever tried #wwdbeauty