Shopper: Vera Jiang, 25 Date/Time: 5.12.2011, 2:12 p.m. Store: The Body Shop Location: 71-03 Austin Street What's in Vera's Bag Vera Jiang, a 25-year-old graduate student at Columbia University, visited The Body Shop in Forest Hills on a Thursday afternoon to browse the cosmetics and skin care. “I came in because I needed body massage oil and saw there was a sale, so I started shopping,” says Jiang, who moved to New York from China two-and-a-half years ago and is working on a PhD in archeology. Jiang says she prefers shopping online for beauty products and names her favorite brands as Lancôme, Olay and Kiehl’s. “Normally I find something I like and just keep refilling it,” she says. “I’ll usually buy hair care at drugstores, and overall have a very simple beauty philosophy.” On this day, The Body Shop was offering “buy three get one free” on skin care and makeup. “I didn’t know too much about the products and which would be good for me,” says Jiang. “The saleswoman gave me good recommendations but wasn’t pushy.” Jiang liked the experience enough to say she’d be back in the future.
Shopper: Sonia Rahman,29 Date/Time: 5.12.2011, 3:23 p.m. Store: Duane Reade Location: 107-16 Continental Avenue What's in Sonia's Bag Sonia Rahman, a 29-year-old Richmond Hill resident, stopped by Duane Reade after lunching with a friend in Forest Hills. “I’m drawn towards soothing products and brands that work for sensitive skin,” says Rahman, who adds, “I love candles and anything vanilla-scented.” Currently enrolled in photography and ceramics classes part-time, Rahman says she is always looking for new brands and products that won’t irritate her skin and that will fit easily into her streamlined beauty routine. “I avoid anything with too many chemicals in it,” she says. Rahman, who is originally from Bangladesh, says she is influenced by Indian beauty culture and couldn’t live without head-to-toe moisturizing and black eyeliner. “It’s part of who I am,” says Rahman. “I like to keep it pretty basic but also like a little glamour from time to time.” Naming her favorite brands as MAC and Clinique, Rahman says she isn’t afraid to try new products. “I’ll try almost anything once, but if it makes me break out I won’t use it again,” she says.
@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)
Not only does #TheProfit return to CNBC tonight, but @marcuslemonis has launched @shopmarcus, a new shopping and lifestyle retail experience in Aspen and Chicago, with more locations to come. The retail stores offer in-store stylists and a variety of contemporary womenswear selections.
“It’s life, I’m going to face it,” @mingxi11 sighed. “I fell, but you know, I think the most important thing is that I get back up. I had the love, the help from my sister — the girl next to me Gizele [Oliveira] — she’s so nice. When I went backstage everybody was trying to comfort me like ‘Oh Ming, it’s OK.’ I’m really, really touched. I think it’s them who gave me the courage to go back on stage for the finale,” Xi told WWD of her fall at the @victoriassecret fashion show. (📷: David Fisher) #wwdfashion #vsfashionshow #victoriassecret
@louisvuitton tapped @therealpeterlindbergh for its latest city-centric photo book, which is part of a series called Fashion Eye. The primarily black and white book captures the spirit of Berlin in 57 images shot between 1989 and 2019. “Berlin is an inspiration for me, more than a city. I mean @millajovovich is simply Berlin!” said Lindbergh. #wwdfashion
“You know, I think audiences expect a certain performance so I have to deliver to them what they’re expecting to a certain degree. But I’m also a different actor and a different person, I have my own spin on the character,” says @noahegalvin of his takeover of the leading role in “Dear Evan Hansen” following the departure of @bensplatt, who originated the role. Read WWD’s interview with the 23-year-old actor on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
For pre-fall 2018, @etro created richly-colored wonderland, using tapestries, textiles and wallpapers from the Eastern world at large. The line featured floral and graphic prints and jacquard motifs, like this two-piece look featured here. #wwdfashion (📷: Giovanna Pavesi)
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)