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JEWEL'S GARDEN: Coty Beauty has signed songbird-poet Jewel to serve as the face of The Healing Garden Organics' upcoming "Save Your Skin, Save the Planet" campaign. Next month, The Healing Garden will introduce its first organic...
JEWEL'S GARDEN: Coty Beauty has signed songbird-poet Jewel to serve as the face of The Healing Garden Organics' upcoming "Save Your Skin, Save the Planet" campaign. Next month, The Healing Garden will introduce its first organic specialty bath collection, Organics Wild Honey. During the print campaign, the firm will donate a portion of proceeds from the sale of Organics products to The Nature Conservancy. The Healing Garden will kick off the effort in September with a gift-with-purchase promotion featuring a bracelet — made of organic materials — designed by Jewel. The singer will wear the bracelet in print ads, slated to break in September beauty books. Jewel — who is currently finishing her sixth album, due to be released this fall — also will participate in various consumer events and promotions for the Organics collection.
CHARLES WORTHINGTON SALON BIDS ADIEU: Charles Worthington will shutter his lone New York City salon — located in SoHo — on Saturday. This week's announcement, which took salon employees by surprise, came two weeks after the British hairstylist was in town hyping his namesake product line, Charles Worthington London, which he sold to consumer products giant PZ Cussons in June 2004. Worthington — who, along with his business partner, Allan Peters, retains ownership of the Charles Worthington salons — said the closure will allow the pair to focus their efforts on the European market. "The Charles Worthington salon in New York City has been a wonderful success," said Worthington in a statement. "However, we have made the difficult, but strategic decision to focus our resources on our salon business plans in Europe." Worthington continues to operate five salons in London.
STEP RIGHT UP: Physicians Formula — which dominates the mass market bronzing category with nearly 20 items — plans to deepen its consumer appeal by setting up freestanding bronzing stations (think carnival photo booth). Passersby can step inside the bronzing booths — plastered by images of Physicians Formula bronzers and ad visuals — to be instantly bronzed by a makeup artist. The newly bronzed participants then can get a digital photo of themselves snapped in front of a tropical backdrop and send off the e-postcards to their friends. Featured Physicians Formula products will include Solar Powder with SPF 20 — the first powdered bronzer to include sun protection. The company will kick off its effort in Times Square on Wednesday, and take the booths to Los Angeles next month.TEEN SPIRIT: Raven, the teen star of Disney Channel's TV show, "That's So Raven," and Disney Consumer Products have inked a deal with Boom LLC to create a fragrance targeting the show's core audience, girls 6 to 14 years old. Raven — known professionally as Raven-Symone and best known to adults for her role as Olivia on "The Cosby Show" — has amassed a following of young fans. She was voted Favorite Female TV actress at the Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Awards for the past two years. The fragrance is described as a blend of vanilla bean, white lily and lemon zest. The collection, which includes a cologne spray and shimmer stick, is slated to bow in midtier and mass stores in October. Price points will range from $7.50 to $12.
HAMILTON RECOGNIZED BY CANCER GROUP: Carol J. Hamilton, president and general manager of L'Oreal Paris, last week received the Oliver R. Grace Award for Distinguished Service in Advancing Cancer Research for her efforts to educate and raise funds to support research for ovarian cancer detection, prevention and treatment. Since 1997, L'Oreal Paris has helped raise almost $10 million for the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund with celebrity events, including the "Because I'm Worth It" photo exhibit-auction and the annual Legends Gala.
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
“Stranger Things” is getting a new cast member for season 2. Meet @sadiesink_, the 15-year-old who will be joining the Netflix series for its new season. You may recognize her from “The Glass Castle” with Brie Larson and Woody Harrelson, but the Texas native’s next role goes in an entirely different direction. She describes her character, Max, as “a rough and tumble skater girl [who] becomes friends with the boys at school.” The second season debuts on October 27. (📷: @jgreenery) #wwdeye
Amid the Harvey Weinstein controversy, there’s another sector that’s being put under the spotlight for sexual abuse: the modeling industry. While rumors about abuse and sexual harassment of female and male models — and the photographers, agents and others who perpetrated it — have circulated within the fashion world for years, model @cameronrussell started posting stories from models on Instagram last week about abusive situations they’ve encountered — from sexual harassment and molestation to attempted rape. Over 75 have weighed in so far. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdnews
To celebrate its 16th anniversary, @dylanscandybar tapped designers and celebrities to create mosaics out of candy. The mosaics will be auctioned off to support the philanthropic cause of each participant’s choice. Pictured here is the mural created by @aliceandolivia's Stacey Bendet. For a first look at some of the other artwork being unveiled tonight, go to WWD.com. #wwdeye
The annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic in Pacific Palisades this weekend drew Kate Hudson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Laura Dern and more. See pictures of the star-studded event on WWD.com. (📷: @chelsealaurenla) #wwdeye
In his new book “Hollywood Royale,” Andy Warhol’s Protégé Matthew Rolston celebrates the Eighties revival of Hollywood glamour. Featuring more than 100 portraits taken by Rolston from 1977 to 1993, the book contains photos of icons like Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, and @drewbarrymore, pictured here in 1991. “Hollywood Royale,” out today, will be accompanied by an exhibition opening at Los Angeles’ Fahey/Klein Gallery on March 1. #wwdeye