NEW GMM AT WALGREENS?: Market reports are that Walgreens has announced a new general merchandise manager for beauty, Shannon Petree, who previously worked at Wal-Mart. Walgreens did not return calls at press time.
GOING GLOBAL: Last week, theBalm launched in Harvey Nichols and became its first makeup range available online. The brand also recently launched in German perfumery chain Douglas, and set up a company-owned division in Ireland to handle European retail accounts. TheBalm chief executive officer Marissa Shipman said the brand also has entered Dubai. Domestically, theBalm is carried in about 1,000 doors, including some 130 Sephora doors.
BEYOND BROWS: Brow guru Damone Roberts has collaborated with OPI on a $9 namesake nail lacquer that will hit his salons in New York and Los Angeles, Amazon.com and Takashimaya in August. The green shade is pulled from the color on the walls in Roberts’ locations. “It is not your typical mint green. It has a little touch of gray in it and a little touch of brown,” he explained. A full makeup line is in the works for spring and he has signed on with the Carol Mann Agency to release a how-to beauty book in 2011. Roberts is evaluating funding options to help fuel expansion.
HERCUT NAMES EXECS: Blue Space Brand’s first brand, HerCut, has tapped Teresa Gabriel, global vice president of HerCut sales and business development, and Shawn Peltier, vice president of global artistry and education. Gabriel will be charged with building a selling and sharing organization in the U.S. Her career includes roles at Stila Cosmetics, Benefit and Smashbox. Peltier will guide retail education at HerCut. Most recently he was Stila’s director of artistry and education.
WOMEN OF WORTH: L’Oréal Paris is hosting its fourth annual Women of Worth Initiative, an awards program for women who have demonstrated a commitment to community service and volunteering. The public can vote at womenofworth.com until July 13 for the 10 women they think best deserve a $5,000 donation toward their respective charities. The national honoree will receive $25,000 for their charity.
KIM VO BARBERS: The Kim Vo Salon at the Mirage Hotel is partnering with Truefitt & Hill to provide a barber shop experience for men. Truefitt & Hill will be providing nine grooming treatments, including a shampoo and scalp massage, a traditional hot lather shave and a barber’s haircut. The Kim Vo Salon at the Mirage was recently ranked number four on the Hottest Salons in America 2009 list by Salon City Inc.
EMERGINC PROTECTION: EmerginC, a botanically based cosmeceutical skin care line, will launch two new products, Protocell Protective Moisturizer and Protocell Eye Cream, next month. Designed to address the signs of aging using plant stem cell technology from Swiss apples, the products also contain AquaCacteen, an elixir from the prickly pear; opuntia cactus for hydration, and argan oil for stretch marks. The Protocell Protective Moisturizer, $90, and eye cream, $95, could generate $1.4 million in sales within the first year, industry sources said. The products will be available online as well as at select spas nationwide.
My character, Dinah Madani, is just the coolest, [most] badass woman imaginable," says @amberroserevah. The actress stars in @marvel's newest series on @netflix, @thepunisher. To prepare for her role, Revah sat down with Homeland agents to get a real sense of with Dinah's day-to-day life is really like. Read our full interview on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
A scene from the 91st annual @macys Thanksgiving Day Parade. The parade, which boasts 50 million TV viewers and 3.5 million on-site spectators, is considered one of the largest and most watched parades in the world. (📷: Jason Szenes/EPA-REX)
The circus came to @bloomingdales 59th Street on Tuesday night and lit up Lexington Avenue with acrobatic dancers, death-defying knife throwing, sword swallowing and aerial acts with no net. The 45 minutes of theatrics built up to unveiling the holiday windows depicting @swarovski crystal-encrusted circus pieces and scenes from “The Greatest Showman” – songs from the soundtrack included. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: Joshua Scott)
The psychedelic fashion that pervaded the ’60s is back with an exhibit at the @museumofcityny. “Mode New York: Fashion Takes a Trip” chronicles the changing styles from 1960 through 1973 and features designers such as @ysl, @oscardelarenta and more. The exhibition, which is on display through April 1, is organized into four periods: First Lady Fasion, Youthquake, New Bohemia and New Nonchalance. Pictured here is model Pat Bardonella during the Garvey Day Parade in 1968. (📷: @kwamebphoto) #wwdeye #wwdfashion
“People should be a lot more honest in expressing both the dark and light of themselves. We need to give each other the space to do that because it’s the only way we can grow and evolve,” says @noelwells of her new film “Mr. Roosevelt,” which is largely based on her own struggles. Unexpectedly leaving @nbcsnl in 2014 after just one season, Wells felt set back in her self-esteem and career trajectory. She quickly refocused her energy to more personal projects, which led to the completion of “Mr. Roosevelt.” Read the rest of WWD’s interview with the “Master of None” actress on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
@barbrastreisand is giving fans a chance to see her perform up close in a new concert series, which makes its debut on @Netflix today. From behind-the-scenes takes to her concert performance in Miami last December, the two-hour streaming special captures Streisand in her element. Pictured here is the singer/actress photographed for WWD in 1963. (📷: Palmieri Tony) #wwdeye #wwdarchive
@chanel and @pharrell dropped what’s being dubbed as the world’s most exclusive sneakers yesterday. The Adidas Originals NMD Hu, which Williams designed in collaboration with Chanel and @adidasoriginals, has a waiting list of over 120K people who pre-registered online at chanelatcolette.fr –– and only 500 pairs are on sale. The singer predicted the resale value of the shoes could reach $40K. Read the full interview on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdfashion (📷: Dominique Maître)
@imanshumpert is diving deeper into his creative endeavors and relaunching his clothing line, Post 90s, and is helping to raise money for the hurricane victims in St. Maarten with a jersey he’s designed with his brother. The Cleveland Cavaliers player talked to WWD about kneeling during the national anthem, working with fashion brands and how he wants to be more than an @nba player. Read the interview on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)