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.
@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
Spotted last night at the @erdem x @hm launch event: Kate Bosworth, Rashida Jones, Kirsten Dunst and Selma Blair. The party, which took place in LA, also marked the opening of their pop-up shop. “I was interested in creating a collection that wasn’t in any way disposable. It was about pieces you’d create and keep forever, things that have a permanence to it,” designer Erdem Moralioglu said. #wwdeye (📷: Katie Jones)
Renee Zellweger in yellow in 2001 and again in 2017. Chosen as one of the 12 @pantone Leading Spring Colors (and dubbed “Meadowlark”), it only makes sense that the bright hue stands the test of time and is making a resurgence this season, seen already on stars like @blakelively and @gigihadid. (📷: Donato Sardello & @rexfeatures) #wwdfashion #tbt
Dior’s 70th anniversary celebration continues with a new exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. “Christian Dior,” which is scheduled to run through March 18, takes a look at the founders tenure from 1947 to 1057 and feature 40 designs. Pictured here is an evening gown from the Ailée, fall 1948-49 haute couture collection. #wwdfashion (📷: Brian Boyle)
As one of the most recognizable models in the world, Christy Turlington Burns has an insider’s view of the fashion industry and the allegations of sexual harassment swirling around it. “I can say that harassment and mistreatment have always been widely known and tolerated in the industry. The industry is surrounded by predators who thrive on the constant rejection and loneliness so many of us have experiences at some point in our careers,” Turlington told WWD, along with her suggestions for how the modeling world should protect younger women and men. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: Tony Palmieri) #wwdnews
@asics America has tapped a new brand ambassador: famed DJ/record producer @steveaoki. This initiative is intended to set the tone for the new brand identity and philosophy and will include partnerships with influencers and in-store and off-line activations that will continue into next year. This is Asics’ most significant marketing effort in two decades, and is expected to attract younger consumers to the brand. #wwdfashion
24-year-old Jean Prounis is redefining the rules of jewelry. Formerly a studio assistant to Jemima Kirke and a design apprentice at Ghuran, she focuses on handcrafted subtleties and ancient goldsmithing techniques. “There was a really sterile feel in the environment and I wanted to have jewelry with character that shapes how you wear it everyday,” Prounis said. Each piece is hand made in New York, either by Prounis or three other jewelers in the district. #wwdfashion
“These collections continue to build on that vision, empowering differently abled adults to express themselves through fashion,” said @tommyhilfiger of his line of adaptive apparel, which launches today. The line consists of 37 men’s and 34 women’s styles based upon the pieces from the spring Tommy Hilfiger sportswear collection. #wwdnews