HAPPY HOUR: Men’s grooming brand Zirh is adding a line of specialty soaps, called the Cocktail Bar Collection, to its assortment of skin care and fragrances. Each bar in the five-item range is priced at $15. The line includes the mint green Cucumber Martini, which contains vitamin C, and is designed to hydrate and soothe irritation. The line will be sold at Bloomingdale’s and zirh.com. L’OREAL HONORS: Laureates for the 11th annual L’Oréal-UNESCO Awards for Women in Science have been announced. Chosen from five geographical regions, the laureates are Tebello Nyokong of Africa and the Arab States; Akiko Kobayashi from Asia-Pacific; Eugenia Kumacheva represents North America; Athene M. Donald hails from Europe, and Beatriz Barbuy will take the award for Latin America. The honorees will each receive $100,000 in recognition of their contribution to science and will be feted at an awards ceremony in March. ARNICA ADORED: Adorage, the skin care line carried in dermatologists’ offices and spas, has added a post-cosmetic procedure item to its assortment called Arnica Gel. The item, 1.7 oz. for $50, uses a 30 percent concentration of the herbal extract, which is said to have antiseptic, antiinflammatory and other healing properties. Typically arnica is used in beauty products, in everything from skin care to hair care, in lower concentrations. Adorage Arnica Gel is slated to be launched at doctor’s offices in January.
MANHATTAN EXPANSION: Skin care marketer 3Lab has expanded its distribution in Manhattan from Barneys New York to include Rescue Beauty Lounge’s Meatpacking District location. The beauty destination, at 34 Gansevoort Street, carries close to the full 3Lab range, which includes 22 facial skin care items, including M Cream, which contains apple-derived stem cells, meant to boost cell regeneration. 3Lab is also carried at saks.com and barneys.com.
TOTAL ADDITIONS: Total Beauty Media Inc. has named Judy Hsieh to its management team as vice president of Online Business Development, and Ann Marie MacDougall as director of sales. Hsieh most recently was with Yahoo, and MacDougall was director of business development for RealAge Inc. Total Beauty Media owns and operates TotalBeauty.com, an online catalogue of beauty products. CLEO SPA’S EXPANSION: After recently celebrating its one-year anniversary, Cleo Spa and Salon is expanding its Zen-inspired space located at Trump Place in New York. The 5,000-square-foot space will feature holistic treatment facilities including acupuncturists and herbalists, a stone waterfall and an art gallery space. The spa will offer services such as an organic spray tanning booth. Jung has five spa locations and plans to open another location in TriBeCa next fall.
LATEST ADDITION: Drom Fragrances has announced the addition of Kevin Verspoor to the fragrance team. Verspoor, who has created fragrances for Jennifer Lopez, Bath and Body Works, Victoria’s Secret, Slatkin and Co., Riviera Concepts and Sephora, will be based in the company’s TriBeCa fine fragrance studio in Manhattan.
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