LOVIN’ LAVAR: Ellin LaVar, a 30-year hair care expert, is launching her own line of products this May specifically for thick, coarse, brittle hair. LaVar, who specializes in extensions and calls Naomi Campbell and Iman her...
LOVIN’ LAVAR: Ellin LaVar, a 30-year hair care expert, is launching her own line of products this May specifically for thick, coarse, brittle hair. LaVar, who specializes in extensions and calls Naomi Campbell and Iman her regular clients, teamed up with former Matrix alum Tony Beckman to create the 11-item line. Consisting of nine treatment and styling products as well as a shampoo and conditioner, many items in the Ellin Lavar Textures line contain LV-5 Complex — a blend of indigenous herbs from the Brazilian rainforest. Some star products include LiquidMotion, a lotion formulated with Brazil nut oil, pequi oil and Maracuja passion fruit emollient to help hair hold its style. There’s also a NourishOil, a treatment to condition the hair and scalp that’s made with vitamins A, B-complex and C to keep hair conditioned. Prices range from $10 for the OptiMoist Shampoo to $25 for the PenetratingBalm, which is made to help style and hydrate very coarse hair. Products will be sold exclusively in Ulta stores.
SWEET EXPANSION: Glittery, glossy beauty brand Sugar Cosmetics will double its distribution this year by expanding into more than 100 Sephora doors globally. Starting next month, Sugar’s complete line of cosmetics will be available in two additional Sephora doors in Canada. In August, the brand will expand into 20 Sephora doors in Greece, followed by approximately 80 doors in France. In addition, the brand will focus on expansion in the U.S., launching in 10 more Sephora doors and bringing the brand’s U.S. presence by yearend to 65 doors, including Dylan’s Candy Bar in New York. The line, which was launched in 2001, is owned by Irvine, Calif.-based R&S Trading Co.
GIVAUDAN MOVE: Fragrance supplier Givaudan has promoted Aurélien Guichard to the position of perfumer. Most recently, Guichard, who attended the Givaudan School of Perfumery after graduating from the University of Bristol in England, has worked on fine fragrance creation for Givaudan in both Paris and New York. This year, the Fashion Group International named Guichard one of its Rising Stars.
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