BEAUTY BAG: Accessories firm Kipling North America, a division of VF Sportswear Inc., has teamed up with cosmetics brand Too Faced on a collection of holiday cases called Kipling Loves Too Faced. The collection is made up of five cases containing best-selling Too Faced items, sometimes in mini sizes, such as the Beauty Balm Lip Gloss, Duo Shadow and Foiled Liner Eyeliner. Retail prices for the cases range from $29.50 to $79. Design elements include Kipling’s signature monkey charm stylized by Too Faced co-founder Jerrod Blandino, and a pink striped interior. Beginning in October, items from the collection will be available at various retailers, including kipling-usa.com, select Kipling, Macy’s and Dillard’s doors and toofaced.com. TAKING ON HAIR: Daisy Fuentes, who has gone from MTV personality to clothing designer, is now branching into hair care. Daisy Fuentes Pro Style will be launched with 10 stockkeeping units of shampoos, conditioners and styling products. Products will be differentiated for curly and straight hair types. Fuentes developed the line with Oak Brook, Ill.-based Beautology Brands Co., which markets the Charles Worthington London and Chemistry Salon Labs hair care brands. Hair care is not Daisy Fuentes’ first foray into beauty. Her name graces Daisy Fuentes Beauty, a brand among the Estée Lauder Cos.-owned BeautyBank’s flotilla that also includes Flirt, Good Skin, American Beauty and Grassroots.
BLACK’UP MOVE: Lionel Durand is the new managing director of Black’Up, the ethnic beauty brand. Durand fills the position that was held by Sigolène Morichau Beauchant until about one year ago. Durand was previously director of travel retail for the Middle East, Africa and Europe for the Estée Lauder Cos., where he worked for 16 years. FIRST LOOK: The spa at the Peninsula New York hotel is readying for its December opening, which will unveil its upgraded look and skin care partner, ESPA. But on Monday the first phase of renovation will open to hotel guests, featuring a new fitness center and pool. Located on the 22nd floor, the space boasts a bright and airy new fitness facility, a sunlit studio and a glass-enclosed pool area. In December, the Peninsula spa by ESPA will make its debut, featuring 12 treatment rooms and men’s and women’s private relaxation lounges. The overall space, which measures 35,000 square feet and follows a East-meets-West theme inspired by nature, was designed by Alexandra Champalimaud. The spa closed in January for the extensive renovation.
A new Joan Rivers coffee table book, titled “Joan Rivers Confidential,” gives readers never-before-seen photos and letters of the late comedian throughout her life. “Because of her drive to always be fresh, she kept records of every appearance, every performance, all the jokes that were used on TV, all the clothes that were worn,” said Rivers’ daughter Melissa. Here, Rivers poses at the “Tonight Show” in Tracy Mills in 1985. Read more about the book and see more photos at WWD.com. #wwdeye
After a career at New York hot spots like Narcissa, Dovetail and Nix, @chefjfraser has expanded to the West Village with The Loyal, a modernized take on an American brasserie. “And as I’ve gone through my career I’ve felt some departure from that kind of simple, straightforward [cooking]. This is meant to take on the idea of ‘what if the American brasserie was invented today?’” #wwdeye (📷: @chinseephoto)
@bellahadid and @lilyaldridge at @bulgariofficial’s celebration on Friday night, toasting the brand's new Peter Marino-designed flagship on Fifth Avenue. The two-part event included a cocktail party at the store followed by a dinner at a mystery location — the Met Cloisters. #wwdeye
From overseeing America’s fastest-growing speciality retailers to codifying cool, WWD talked to the women who are leading the way for the future of beauty. Check out our Instagram Stories to see how these women built today and are creating tomorrow. (📸: @hannah_khymych) #wwdbeauty
For @laperlalingerie's spring 2018 show, the brand chose to host their event at @thevenetianmacao. With Chinese megastars @bingbing_fan and @hubing in attendance, La Perla debuted a rock ‘n’ roll-inspired collection. The show marked the start of Sands Macao Fashion Week, which runs from October 19 to 24 — the city’s first such event. Pictured here are models backstage with glimmering eyes. #wwdfashion (📷: Cheuk-Yin To)
Trending for spring 2018: top stitch design. Gone are the days of stitch just for seams — designers are using the once-minimal detail to create strong decorative elements. (📷: Paola Testa; Styled by @andrew_shang) #wwdfashion
@tradesy is turning the concept of a showroom upside down with its new space in Santa Monica. Here, the company plans to hold events, art exhibits and a showcase rare fashion pieces like this Louis Vuitton boxing set. Get all the details on Tradesy’s first showroom on WWD.com. #wwdnews