CHILL PILL: L'Oreal is partnering with Nestle to make nutritional supplements for skin, hair and nails. As reported on Wednesday, June 26, the 50/50 partnership will yield a new France-based company, to be called Laboratories Inneov. A company...
CHILL PILL: L'Oreal is partnering with Nestle to make nutritional supplements for skin, hair and nails. As reported on Wednesday, June 26, the 50/50 partnership will yield a new France-based company, to be called Laboratories Inneov. A company spokesperson said the products will launch globally in the last half of 2003, but could not elaborate on product positioning or possible distribution channels.LAMAUR FILES CH. 11: The Lamaur Corp. of Minneapolis filed for Chapter 11 reorganization Friday, June 21. In a statement, the company cited post September 11 sales declines and customer bankruptcies to overall cash flow shortfalls. According to Larry Pesin, Lamaur's chief executive officer, business is as usual for the maker of the Jo Hansford hair care line for color-treated hair. Pesin said he expects the company to emerge from Chapter 11 soon, certainly "before the end of the year."'DO CUE: London hair guru Charles Worthington kicked off summer early on June 16 by hosting an afternoon barbecue poolside at West Hollywood's Sunset Marquis. The three-day stop in Los Angeles was sandwiched in between stops in Sydney and Melbourne and then New York and Paris. While a guest or two convinced him to steal away to his adjoining villa suite for a quick cut, the rest of his Angeleno pals--who included actress Lisa Edelstein and Hollywood stylist Scott Free--preferred to chow on sirloin burgers and rock and sway to the mix by DJ Sean Patrick. For his part, Worthington showed he could wield the grill spatula as well as a pair of scissors. "It's all in the wrist," he declared. In the most shocking show of promotional restraint, the party was about fun and food--not goody bags--although there were plenty of bottles of his Dream and Big Hair lines in the villa if anyone asked.MANE EVENT: Frederic Fekkai has been tooling around with two new hair care products for fall. The first is Wave Spray, an elixir to give hair an undone, wavy look. The other is Luscious Curls, a leave in styling creme that Fekkai said "will keep moisture in to create curls without frizz." Each will retail for $18.50 at Fekkai's New York and Los Angeles salons, as well as in Sephora, Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus starting in September.GOT TO BE PAMPERED: Advanced Research Labs is expanding its popular Got2b hair and styling brand to the spa category. In September, promotional packs of foot, face and body care products will begin shipping to retailers; in October a nationwide rollout is planned. ARL plans to spend between $8 million and $10 million to support the 18-item line, which takes a pampering approach rather than a regimen approach. "Each product can stand on its own," said Lee Feldman, ARL's vice president of sales and marketing. Face products include a daily creme cleanser, a mud mask and a deep-pore cleanser. Foot products include a soak,scrub and an energizing gel. Bath products include sugar and salt scrubs. Products will retail from $6.99 to $12.99.SWEET STUFF: The eclectic hair care company, TIGI Bed Head, is out to satisfy the inner cravings of manes with its newest Catwalk line, Oatmeal & Honey. Billed as "comfort food for hair," the new line is set to make its debut in July and will include Oatmeal & Honey Treatment Shampoo for $9.95, Oatmeal & Honey Treatment Conditioner for $13.95 and Oatmeal and Honey Hand & Body Lotion for $11.95. Also new from the company is Frisky, a hair-scrunching gel that will retail for $13.95. Products are available at all Toni & Guy salons.AWARD TIME: Scholarships and smoked salmon brought executives from L'Oreal's Soft Sheen-Carson and Essence Magazine together at a sunlit breakfast awards ceremony, held in the courtyard of the Los Angeles Public Library May 30. Soft Sheen-Carson president Candace Matthews presented five students with $10,500 annual college scholarships."
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The world’s largest producer of denim @iskodenim is sharing the strategy behind its product development process. Read our full interview with ISKO’s product development manager Baris Ozden on the company’s extensive research practices, upcoming denim trends and the latest material innovations on WWD.com. #iskodenim
“I genuinely fell in love with water, I fell in love with Fiji, I fell in love with the whole life that we lived for those few months,” says @mrsamclaflin of filming for his new movie “Adrift” with @shailenewoodley. The 31-year-old actor spoke with WWD about his upcoming projects, meeting Jamie Dornan and working with co-star Woodley. #wwdeye (📷: @jamstoker)
3 years ago, fans of the late singer Aaliyah started calling for a collaboration with @maccosmetics. With the strength of social media — including mock ups of products — 25,000 people signed a Change.org petition for a limited-edition collection, and MAC couldn’t ignore the buzz. Tomorrow, MAC will unveil MAC x Aaliyah, a tribute to the singer who passed away nearly 17 years ago. Head to our stories to preview the new collection, which was worked on by Aaliyah’s family and inspired directly by her makeup bag. #wwdbeauty
Artistic director @clarewaightkeller will be dedicating @givenchyofficial’s fall 2018 couture show in Paris on July 1 to house founder Hubert de Givenchy, who passed away in March at age 91. Givenchy said the collection would be “an homage to his iconic creations, technique, and personal lexicon” and a “celebration of his timeless elegance and grace.” Head to WWD.com to read more. #wwdfashion (📷: Delphine Achard)
La Double J made a name for itself with its vintage-inspired prints, but for resort, designer JJ Martin has ventured into new territory: enter rich jewel toned solids and decadent embellishment, in the form of appliqués, crystals and sequins. #wwdfashion #resort19 #ladoublej
This Just In: J. Crew Group has named Johanna Uurasjarvi as its chief design officer.
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“She came into my hotel room and she was like, ‘I have Chanel and Christian Dior.’ She was like, ‘Chanel likes you.’ And I was like, ‘I’m going to start crying,’” breakout star Maddie Hasson tells WWD of her styling sessions Molly Dickson. “I really like classic, elegant things. I love the way Anna Wintour dresses.” Read more about Hasson’s role in @impulseseries on wwd.com. (📸: @jgreenery ) #wwdeye
@virgilabloh revealed he's working with Australian stylist and
Vogue Australia fashion director @christinecentenera for his debut @louisvuitton men's collection, which will be presented in Paris on June 21. Centenera met Abloh while both working with Kanye West, where she consulted on his all his runway collections since his debut spring 2012 women's wear show. Read the full story on WWD.com. #wwdfashion #wwdnews (📷: @asussmanphoto)