PAYLESS TO GROW BEAUTY PORTFOLIO: Payless ShoeSource has been so pleased with its entry into beauty this fall that the national shoe retailer is expanding from two beauty brands to three this spring with the addition of Sxy. The line is expected to include a body mist, shower gel, eye palettes, lipstick and mascara. Sxy will join existing Forgettable Moments and Zoe & Zac Naturals, which will get color refreshers in eye and nail in February. GIFT OF POLISH: The New York-based express blow-drying bar, Blow, has added online services in advance of the holidays. As of this week, visitors can purchase a Blow gift card online and have it sent electronically to the recipient, who can print out the voucher and bring it to one of Blow’s two locations. For a limited time, those who purchase an online gift card of $40 or more will ensure the recipient receives a complimentary Blow-to-Go Mini Travel Kit. Also, clients can now book appointments online. SERGE NORMANT CREATES HAIR LINE: Celebrity hairstylist Serge Normant is launching a range of hair care and styling items he said has been a long time coming. Apparently, Normant, who operates a salon in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District and caters to the likes of Sarah Jessica Parker and Julia Roberts, was about to get serious about his own range when he joined John Frieda Professional Hair Care six years ago and stayed on for four years as global creative consultant. Once that contract ended, however, Normant has focused on getting his own line off the ground. Coming in December is Normant’s eight-stockkeeping-unit range of the “essentials,” he said, which includes a sulfate-free shampoo, conditioner and several hairstyling items, such as a Dry Shampoo, a Hair Repair Treatment and a Dry Finishing Oil, which Normant refers to as the line’s star — the oil is formulated with camellia and olive fruit oil to add texture without greasiness. Each product uses Keravis, a vegetable-derived hair-strengthening complex aimed at improving the condition of damaged hair. Normant, who is mainly financing the deal himself, partnered with Renee Flynn on the creative side and Forte Management on the business side, to help get his range off the ground. The line will be available on his Web site, sergenormant.com, beginning in December and will feature online demos of Normant’s typical clients. TRAPPMANN TO ARDEN: Elizabeth Arden Inc. has named Dirk Trappmann executive vice president and general manager of its international business. Trappmann joins the company’s European headquarters in Switzerland from La Prairie Group, where he was president and chief executive officer. At Arden, he replaces Jacques Steffens, who has left the company.
CLARINS MOVE: Isabelle Herbreteau has been named president of the Groupe Clarins-owned organic skin care brand Kibio. Her former responsibilities, as president of the Clarins brand, have been taken on by the firm’s chief executive officer, Philip Shearer. In other Clarins news, the recipient of this year’s Clarins Femme Dynamisante award, which honors a woman for her outstanding humanitarian works, was Vanessa Virag, the president and founder of ABC Autism, earlier this month in Paris. Her organization was created to raise awareness about autistic children and it also opened a school for them, called Paris Ideal School. At the ceremony held at the Théâtre Marigny, Virag spoke about her son’s struggles with autism and her strong desire to create more resources in Europe for autistic children. SPARKLING SHAMPOO?: The 70th anniversary celebrations for Anglo-Dutch consumer goods firm Unilever’s Dutch shampoo brand Andrelon turned sour recently as the company was ordered to take a one-shot edition of 340,000 bottles off store shelves. The Andrelon Champagne reference, launched in July, was to be removed from shelves starting Oct. 11, according to a company spokeswoman, following an Oct. 8 ruling by a tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands. The ruling follows a complaint by France’s Comité Interprofessionnel du Vin de Champagne, citing the protected nature of the Champagne name, which as such cannot be used for products other than the famous sparkling wine.
“My personal philosophy to beauty is paying attention to oneself. I love to be outdoors, lots of fresh air, trying to take care of yourself as best you can. I always notice that comes through,” says Felicity Jones, the global face of @shiseido-owned @cledepeaubeauteus, which launches today. Head to WWD.com to read more about the actress’ love for beauty and how she prepared for her new role in “The Basis of Sex,” playing the young Ruth Bader Ginsburg. #wwdbeauty (📷: @dandoperalski)
For men’s fall 2018, @giuseppezanotti drew on elements from streetwear, sport, biker, combat and rock ‘n’ roll. Pictured here are a pair of shoes from the collection, featuring zippers, rhinestones, and silver hardware. Head to WWD.com to see a roundup of the accessories from Milan’s men’s fall 2018 shows. #wwdfashion (📷: Andrea Delb)
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of @ralphlauren’s snowboarding collection, the brand is mining its archives. The iconic brand is reintroducing vintage styles and dropping new designs for a color capsule that will be available in Ralph Lauren stores and @openingceremony on January 25. The capsule will consist of 10 pieces, including the Snow Beach Pullover, pictured here, which is a collector’s item that rapper Raekwon wore in Wu-Tang Clan’s “Can It Be All So Simple” video. #wwdfashion (📷: Tom Gould)
For @rochasofficial’s pre-fall 2018 collection, creative director Alessandro Dell’Acqua channeled the sophisticated and intriguing Catherine Denevue in the film “Belle de Jour.” Polished collarless coats, midi skirts, suits and ’60s graphic motifs were all featured in the collection, adding a sense of discreet luxury. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion
“We tried to produce clothing of that couture quality, but the most daunting part was that we only had a matter of days [to do it],” said costume designer Lou Eyrich, who recreated Gianni Versace’s iconic looks for @americancrimestoryfx. Eyrich searched online retailers and vintage shops for original pieces from the design house and for @penelopecruzoficial, who plays Donatella Versace. Head to WWD.com to read how she created the Versace world. #wwdfashion
Only three months after her stellar debut catwalk season, @kaiagerber has inked her first big design collaboration –– with @karllagerfeld. The collection blends Lagerfeld’s Parisian chic aesthetic and the model’s signature West Coast casual style via RTW, accessories, footwear and more. The #KarlLagerfeldxKaia collection will launch in September with a series of events. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
Harrods plans to remove the famous statue of Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed from the bottom of the Egyptian escalators and hand it back to Mohamed Al-Fayed. “We are very proud to have played our role in celebrating the lives of Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Al Fayed at Harrods and to have welcomed people from around the world to visit the memorial for the past 20 years,” said Michael Ward, Harrods managing director. “With the announcement of the new official memorial statue to Diana, Princess of Wales at Kensington Palace, we feel that the time is right to return this memorial to Mr. Al Fayed and for the public to be invited to pay their respects at the palace.” More on the news, with reporting by @loreleimarfil, at WWD.com. #wwdnews