ONLINE BUY: Intelligent Beauty has purchased skin care Web site DermStore from its dermatologist founder Craig Kraffert for an undisclosed amount. DermStore, which was started in 1999, carries brands such as La Roche-Posay, Nia 24, Jan Marini Skin Research, Colorescience, SkinCeuticals, Laura Geller, B. Kamins and Kinerase.
LATEST DELIVERY: Intelligent Beauty is introducing a proprietary delivery system called t-sfere in two product lines set for a fall launch. "This is a second- or third-generation process in that it is a completely new structure of a liposome," said chief scientific officer Scott Whittier, who joined Intelligent Beauty a year ago from Milbar Laboratories. T-sfere will be used in iQ Advanced, which builds upon key ingredients in existing skin care line iQ Derma in five debut products, and Kronos, a new age-correcting hair care line.
KATE EXPANDS: Kate Somerville products have recently landed in roughly 25 doors including Henri Bendel, Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom. The skin care brand was previously confined to some 35 spas, independent shops, resorts and clinics, including the Kate Somerville location in West Hollywood, Calif. "We expect Kate to be one of our biggest skin care performers this year," said Claudia Lucas, senior vice president and general merchandise manager at Henri Bendel.
RAW SKIN: Mineral makeup specialist Raw Natural Beauty is adding skin care to its product assortment this month. Items include Ambiaty Concentrated Serum to combat fine lines and wrinkles for $79 and Ambiaty Daily Revitalizing Cream to promote elasticity for $59.
FROM BROWS TO FACE: Anastasia Beverly Hills is unveiling a full color line next year. Reed Cromwell 4th, director of global product development and innovation, was hired from Stila to lead the effort, which will draw from eyebrow guru Anastasia Soare's Romanian heritage. "We are looking at the whole face and becoming a face authority," said Cromwell.
DYE CHANGE: L'Oréal Paris' Féria is getting an ingredient tune-up. Reformulated Féria hair color products will hit the shelves late summer, according to Jennifer Hessel, assistant vice president of retail and public relations for L'Oréal Paris. Hessel led beauty bloggers on a tour of the company's Los Angeles store in the Beverly Center mall.
@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