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.
@fearofgod and @maxfieldla have teamed up on a pop-up installation. The store, located in the gallery space across from Maxfield’s Melrose Ave location, is the site of the brand’s House of God pop-up in which Fear of God founder @jerrylorenzo has created a church-inspired installation. A dozen vintage church pews sit in front of an LED screen playing 90s gospel singers in an effort to re-create an environment akin to a Southern Baptist Church, Lorenzo explained. Read more about the pop-up on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: Jennifer Johnson)
Known for his sleek, sophisticated American glamour, Norman Norell is the subject of an upcoming exhibition at @fitnyc. “Norell: Dean of American Fashion,” which runs from February 9 through April 14, will feature approximately 100 ensembles and accessories. His best work is exemplified by the designer’s glittering “mermaid” gowns frosted with thousands of hand-sewn sequins – like the one pictured. (📷: William Helburn) #wwdfashion
For pre-fall 2018, @balmain didn’t let go of the glitz. A crystal embroidered baseball jacket priced at around $40,000 hangs in the “couture” section of the brand’s first men’s pre-collection. Sporting the words “Balmain Army” across the back, the item took around two months to make. “When it was completed, it was like Christmas, it was like, ‘It’s done, it’s exactly what I wanted,’” said Balmain’s creative director @olivier_rousteing during a tour of the collection in a Paris showroom on Monday. #wwdfashion
Eighty degree temperatures and outdoor installations at the annual Art Basel Miami Beach called for bright, elevated beachwear. See more street style pictures on WWD.com. #theyarewearing #ABMB (📷: @lifeinreverie)
Following September’s emotional tribute to her brother Gianni, Donatella Versace wanted to bring the spring show’s deep sense of intimacy to her @versace_official pre-fall collection. Donatella found inspiration in Versace Palazzo in Milan and from Gianni’s opulent apartment. Archival patterns and new motifs were splashed on silk shirtdresses and fitted jersey frocks. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com. #wwdfashion
Demna Gvasalia continues to shake up the Paris fashion calendar — and experiment with new runway timetables for his @vetements_official brand. WWD has learned that Vetements plans to stage its next coed show for the fall 2018 season on January 19 during Men’s Fashion Week in the French capital. Details about the timing and venue have not been confirmed — stay tuned on WWD.com to catch the latest. #wwdnews (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)
@zacposen's go-to holiday gift? Cookies! "I'll usually bake cookies and send them as a gift," said the designer, who recently released his cookbook "Cooking With Zac: Recipes from Rustic to Refined." Get the recipe for his Brown Butter-Chocolate Chip Cookies via link in bio 🍪🍪🍪 #wwdeye #cookingwithzac
For @monsemaison’s pre-fall 2018 collection, Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim honed in on the brand’s many signatures — men’s wear, which was tweaked and feminized through deconstruction, proportion play and lots of bare shoulders. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)
On Friday night, @yohjiyamamotoofficial received the Design for Asia Lifetime Achievement Award in Hong Kong. The 75-year-old designer has been celebrated for many years and is best known for his dark and avant-garde tailoring. “In my long career, in design, architecture, [I’ve been to] so many parties, this is the very first time that I have such a warm feeling, I really appreciate this,” Yamamoto said. #wwdfashion (📷: @dominiquemaitre)