FASHION MEETS BEAUTY: The fledgling hair care line founded by fashion designer Juan Carlos Obando, Number 4, is expanding with a volumizing range that will debut during his upcoming New York Fashion Week Fall 2009 show. Fleurs de Temps Volumizing Shampoo and Conditioner have been designed to “charge onto your hair shaft providing positive and negative little explosions that repel each other, creating enhanced hair lift,” according to the company. Both the shampoo ($45) and conditioner ($48) feature a pre-measured pump dispenser to allow for appropriate dosage for particular hair lengths, and the brand’s trademarked four complex blends, to address hair’s vitality, health, color and natural sheen. Items are 100 percent vegan, sulfate- and paraben-free and enter Fred Segal Studio and Apothia at Fred Segal at the end of the month.
SHAMPOO LASH: Revitalash, the popular lash enhancer created by Las Vegas-based Athena Cosmetics Inc, is entering hair care. Hair by Revitalash uses some of the same ingredients — ginkgo biloba, ginseng root, wheat proteins and fruit extracts — as the lash product and is designed to improve the look of thicker and fuller hair. Company founder Michael Brinkenhoff said the product, which starts shipping to specialty stores this week, came about as a response to consumer demand. It will retail for $180 for a three-month supply.
THE DL ON LP: L’Oréal Professionnel is launching four new collections for early 2009, which industry sources estimate will generate about $16 million in sales for the year. Launches include a new Volume Expand range within Series Expert, which uses mineral expand technology to address fine hair. Volume Expand includes a Volumizing Shampoo, a Light Nourishing Masque, a Volumizing Cream Conditioner, a Volumizing Root Lift Spray and a Volumizing Styling Mousse. Within Texture Expert’s Réverie/Realité range are three new items for April: Liss Ardent, Sublime Twist and Perfect Shimmer to address strength, texture and shine. And in May, Serié Expert is bringing back its Solar Sublime sun care range. The company, which is part of the Professional Products Division at L’Oréal USA, is currently used and sold in more than 10,000 U.S. salons and plans are to increase that number by 15 percent by yearend.
The annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic in Pacific Palisades this weekend drew Kate Hudson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Laura Dern and more. See pictures of the star-studded event on WWD.com. (📷: @chelsealaurenla) #wwdeye
In his new book “Hollywood Royale,” Andy Warhol’s Protégé Matthew Rolston celebrates the Eighties revival of Hollywood glamour. Featuring more than 100 portraits taken by Rolston from 1977 to 1993, the book contains photos of icons like Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, and @drewbarrymore, pictured here in 1991. “Hollywood Royale,” out today, will be accompanied by an exhibition opening at Los Angeles’ Fahey/Klein Gallery on March 1. #wwdeye
"Nowadays when life is not so happy with everything going on in the world, I think people come to me for a little bit of whimsy and color and fun." - Designer Rebecca De Ravenel on her cult-favorite jewelry line. (📸 : @vsteves) #wwd40
“Everyone is talking about how the retail industry is struggling, but I think it’s an incredible time because brands who are doing something different and innovative are setting themselves up for the future,” said @adamgoldston, who founded the luxury athletic brand @apl with his brother @ryangoldsten. The Goldston’s are part of WWD’s 40 under 40: a group of industry notables. See the rest of the list on WWD.com. (📷: @vsteves) #wwd40
@eyeswoon blogger Athena Calderone debuted her first-ever cookbook, “Cook Beautiful,” which is heavily centered on the presentation and visual expression of food. Pictured here are her miso glazed carrots from the book. Get the recipe on WWD.com. (📷: @johnny_miller_) #wwdeye
“It’s passion that helps get anybody to a certain point and it’s what’s propelled me,” said Kith founder @ronniefieg, one of WWD’s 40 under 40: a group of industry notables who are changing the face of retail, fashion and beauty. Fieg, who opened a Manhattan flagship on October 7, began his career at age 13 as a stock boy and salesman for footwear chain David Z. “I think staying true to [my] beliefs, hard work and passion have gotten me to where [Kith] is today.” See the rest of the 40 at WWD.com. (📷: @vsteves) #wwd40
25-year-old @samweaving is about to break out this fall, starring in Netflix’s horror film “The Babysitter,” fittingly out today on Friday the 13th. That’s not the only place you’ll be seeing her, though — Weaving’s got a role Showtime’s “SMILF” and another alongside Frances McDormand and Woody Harrelson in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” Though she’s got a full plate at the moment, there’s one role she’s got her eye on: Marilyn Monroe. “I’m a little too young at the moment, but it’s on my bucket list,” the actress told WWD (📷: @dandoperalski) #wwdeye
BFF's Poppy Jamie and Suki Waterhouse celebrated the launch of their bag line Pop x Suki at Nordstrom last night. "The line is really about our friendship, and how we are so different but complement each other," said Waterhouse. 👯 (📷: Katie Jones) #wwdeye
After designing the new @louisvuitton and @bulgariofficial flagships and a @chanelofficial boutique opening in Japan, @petermarinoarchitect has another project on his plate: The Lobster Club. Located in the Seagram Building, it’s the famed architect’s first restaurant project in New York, serving up modern Japanese brasserie-style cuisine. Bronze hues, bespoke material detailing, blush and chartreuse tones and a heavy emphasis on Picasso can be seen throughout. Mark your calendars for Nov. 1 for the much-anticipated opening. (📷: @clint_spaulding) #wwdeye