Molly Sugarman’s facialist and brow technician just started working at Shen Beauty, and recommended that she come explore the niche beauty boutique, so the 35-year-old took time out of her Saturday to check out the hype.
“I go through these phases where I decide I’m going to make my life better,” says Sugarman. “My goal when I came in was to buy a new facial regime.” Sugarman spends $2,000 a year on beauty products and looks to reader reviews for insight on new brands and items. “It’s helpful to get a broad swath of people’s opinions,” she says. “Online, you have so many people that eventually you can find a reviewer who describes an experience that’s close enough to your own.” Working in advertising, Sugarman admits to being drawn in by product marketing. “I definitely buy into whether it’s true or not and if it’s going to make my life better,” she says. “Bravo marketers.”
TOTAL SPENT: $267.00 (Before tax)
Phylia de M. Clean Shampoo and Condition Cream Rinse, $35, $40 These are sulfate-free and good for Sugarman’s curly hair. Antonia Burrell London Natural Glow Cleansing Oil, $68 Sugarman likes that this will help prolong the effects of her weekly facials.
By Terry Or De Rose Baume Précieux, $59 Sugarman bought the last tube of this now-discontinued shade. Aurelia Probiotic Skincare Cell Revitalise Day Moisturiser, $65 “I’m very picky about my moisturizer,” says Sugarman. “I was told this wouldn’t weigh down my skin.”
On the hunt for a rich moisturizer for her mother, Annette Barone and her sister stopped into Shen Beauty to see what was new. “I’m a big product junkie,” says Barone. “I learned about beauty from my sister.” The trading broker says she spends $5,000 on beauty annually and is always looking for innovation. When considering new products, she looks specifically for two things: “I’m a big fan of rich, creamy products that are fragrance-free,” says Barone. “I also love anything luxe.” When shopping, Barone doesn’t want to feel bombarded and prefers to go online when it comes to department stores. “Shen Beauty is comfortable,” she says. “They’re here to help you. I like to browse and I don’t want to be attacked.” When asked why she likes shopping for beauty Barone replied, “The whole looking pretty aspect. I turned 50 this year, so it was rough for me.”
TOTAL SPENT: $85.00 (Before tax)
Monoï Tiki Tahiti Vanilla Oil, $11 Barone has never used this before, but a sales associate sold her on it.
EXCLUSIVE: Two and half months after John Targon, cofounder and codesigner of Baja East, was hired as creative director of the contemporary division at Marc Jacobs, he has left the company, WWD has learned. Marc Jacobs International, which is owned by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, confirmed Targon’s departure in a statement: “John Targon is a talented designer and we appreciate the work he has done here. Ultimately working together did not make sense for the brand and we wish him the best.” Read the story by @jessiredale, link in bio. #wwdnews
@theluxurycollection is officially launching a collection, tapping Sofia Sanchez de Betak for the capsule. Over 30 styles will be featured in the Chufy x The Luxury Collection, debuting next month at Bergdorf Goodman, The Webster, FiveStory and more. De Betak, known as “@chufy,” drew inspiration for the collection from her trips to Japan in the past year #wwdfashion
@lhd, founder and CEO of @thewebster, has teamed up with @lebonmarcherivegauche for the European launch of her ready-to-wear line, LHD. The launch will come with an exclusive pop-up opening today that’s set to run through May 20. Located on the second floor, it carries her debut Miami-themed resort collection, launched in November as see-now-buy-now. #wwdfashion
@longchamp, which marks its 70th anniversary this year, just opened its biggest U.S. store on Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue. On the lower level there’s a floor-to-ceiling display of the brand’s iconic Le Pliage bag – in all of its different colors, shapes and sizes. Customers can also have their product personalized in-store by imprinting names, initials or emblems. #wwdfashion (📷: @ericmtownsend)
“Whenever I’m in that place of sound and music, I don’t have fear or nervousness…This album has a lot of themes of courage and boldness and I want to be the soundtrack for people’s lives. I’ll be so happy if [my songs] evoke strength in people, which I know music has done for me,” says @kimbramusic of her newest album “Primal Heart.” The New Zealand-born singer sat down with WWD to talk about her music, newest tour and connecting with hear fans — read more on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
Luxury handbag resale company @rebagofficial is planning to sell a rare collectible for $70,000: the @hermes White Crocodile Himalayan Birkin. The exclusive Birkin sold for about $100,000 in 2008, when @davidbeckham bought one for his wife @victoriabeckham to add to her collection. Read more about the rare Birkin on WWD.com #wwdaccessories
With her costume pearl necklace and what-you-see-is-what-you-get style, Barbara Bush, who died Tuesday at age 92, was a straight-shooter from start to finish.
Born Barbara Pierce in New York City, Bush served as the 37th first lady, as well as the country’s second lady from 1981 to 1989. In addition to being part of the longest presidential marriage — 73 years — Bush also had the unlikely distinction of having one son, George W., become the 43rd president and another son, Jeb, run unsuccessfully in 2016. Having served as second lady during the Reagan administration’s two terms and lived all over the world during her own husband’s ascending political career, Barbara Bush made it clear that literacy — not fashion — was her priority. Read more from Rosemary Feitelberg’s obituary on the late First Lady in WWD.com, link in bio. #barbarabush #wwdnews
Western and ’90s trends have influenced denim for fall 2018. Think raw, dark and coated jeans mixed with bold prints and tough leather. #trendtuesdays #wwdfashion (Styled by @thealexbadia;📷: @ryanplett)