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.
EXCLUSIVE: @tomford is opening its first-ever beauty store. The boutique, which opens November 20 in London’s Covent Gardens, was designed with the over-the-top glam Ford is known for. Read the full story on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: Simon Wagner) #TomFordBeauty
New York-based DJ @harleyvnewton threw a party to celebrate the holiday collection of her dress and pajama line @hvn at the Ladurée Beverly Hills. It Girls @katebosworth, @rashidajones and more joined in on the fun, which included cocktails, croque monsieur sandwiches and a photo booth. #wwdfashion (📷: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com)
For the holidays, @Burberry partnered with 20-year-old artist @blondeymccoy on a series of three outdoor murals in downtown Manhattan. The murals are McCoy’s interpretation of a Christmas eve party, the idea of charity and the spirit of family. His third mural, pictured here, is the most personal. The image depicts McCoy’s grandparents and father in London’s Trafalgar Square in the Seventies. “My work often features lots of sentimental objects.” #wwdeye
For spring 2018, designers applied bold colors and cartoonish motifs on everything from sneakers and belts to key chains. See all the top men’s accessories trends on WWD.com. #wwdtrends (📷: George Chinsee; Prop Styling by @rnasti; Market Editor: @luiscampuzano)
The @dior-sponsored @guggenheim international gala pre-party has a history of drawing cool-girl musical acts to serenade the crowd –– and last night was no exception. @haimtheband performed songs both new and old, and lured a star-studded audience with the likes of Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Mamoudou Athie and more. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
In a partnership between the @metopera and the @englishnationalopera, “Marnie” was born. The opera, with costumes sponsored by @mrporterlive, is an adaptation of the 1961 thriller by Winston Graham. Arianne Phillips, who created the costumes, is no rookie: She’s styled Madonna for her tours and created costumes for a myriad of films in the past. Read WWD’s interview with Phillips, where she talks about her inspiration for the opera’s costumes on WWD.com #wwdfashion
@barneysnyc took a different approach to their holiday windows this year. Instead of Christmas decor, Barneys tapped @thehaasbrothers to tell a story of positivity, gratitude and inclusivity via heartwarming silliness and humor. “It’s about kids and it’s about coming together and being family and loving each other,” said Simon Haas. #wwdfashion (📷: @joshuascottphoto)
Beauty influencer @kandeejohnson makes her foray into hair care with a collaboration with @ogx_beauty — making it the first time that OGX has teamed up for a product creation. The collab includes shampoos and conditioners in three scents. At 39 and a mom, Johnson is a different profile than the emerging social media stars, but is considered one of the pioneers of the digital beauty influencer world. Read WWD’s interview with her on wwd.com, including the strangest beauty product she’s ever tried #wwdbeauty