THIRD TIME’S A CHARM?: The brand that just won’t die, Salon Selectives, has found a new home: Beautology Brands Co. The maker of Charles Worthington London, Chemistry Salon Labs and Daisy Fuentes Style Pro has purchased Salon Selectives for an undisclosed amount. Stuart Straus, president and chief executive officer of BBC, said Salon Selectives will become a value brand and will gain distribution in late 2009 or early 2010. In 2007, Salon Selectives was purchased by Selective Beauty Brands from Unilever for a planned 2008 relaunch to the mass market. Late last year SBB pulled the plug as financing ran out. Under Unilever, the brand peaked at a 6.5 percent market share and annual sales of $275 million in the Nineties. It was pulled from shelves in 2005 as sales fizzled.
PRO LINE EXCELS AT TARGET: Napoleon Perdis, founder and owner of NP Set, one of three pro lines for the mass market that hit 1,400 Target stores in August, said his launch is “doing great — above and beyond my expectations.” Bestsellers include NP Set Eye Palette in Chicago, The NP Set Pre-Foundation Primer and NP Set Foundations, he said. The testers initiative “is definitely working” he said, adding that “the only issue we are still working on is keeping the testers hygienic, clean and organized at all times, as they have become very popular with customers experimenting all day, making their maintenance more challenging.”
SILK AND SCENTS: Clive Christian, which claims to sell the world’s most expensive fragrance, will include silk scarves with presentation cases of its No. 1, X and 1872 scents starting in April. The house’s aim is to educate its customers about the art of applying perfume. “Wiping the crystal bottle stopper on the silk after application onto the skin prevents contaminating the perfume with natural oils from the skin,” said Keith Morris, the brand’s scent specialist. The black lacquered presentation cases will be available from April 6 in department stores, including Fortnum & Mason, Saks and Bergdorf Goodman, and will range in price from $1,200 to $3,900.
SPREADING THE WORD: Cosmetic Executive Women (U.K.) this week introduced an updated “Living & Working With Cancer” booklet, which comprises details of services and products available for women who have been diagnosed with cancer. The booklet, which is written in directory format, will be distributed free of charge in the U.K. Cancer & Careers U.K., which was launched by CEW (U.K.) in 2004, will also unveil a new Web site, cancerandcareersuk.org, on March 30. “It’s going to take the stress out of finding those essential things,” said Eileen Cavalier, chairman of CEW (U.K.) Cancer & Careers. “It’s about positive support and positive image.”
EVA, TRIPLE THREAT: Eva Scrivo, beauty maven, talk-show host and upcoming author? Apparently, yes. Scrivo, who operates Eva Scrivo Salon in Manhattan’s NoLIta neighborhood and who is opening a salon in the Meatpacking District on Tuesday, said she recently signed a book deal with Atria Books, a division of publishing house Simon & Schuster, to use her hair and makeup expertise to provide women with answers on their beauty concerns. The book is due out in late 2010. This month, Scrivo also signed on as Wella Professionals newest spokesperson. Scrivo has served as Wella’s lead colorist during New York Fashion Week for the past two seasons.
KORRES ADDS ORGANICS: Natural beauty care firm Korres is launching a line of skin care items that include organic ingredients, called Materia Herba. The nine-item line includes cleansing, moisturizing and antiaging products, ranging in price from $27 for a 3-in-1 Cleansing Emulsion to $46 for a Nourishing Night Cream. Formulas are between 95 and 100 percent natural, with the remaining synthetic content adhering to Ecocert’s standards, which includes omitting parabens and harsh chemicals. Robert DeBaker, Korres’ chief executive officer for the U.S., said the line, which is launching in stores now, will represent 20 percent of the firm’s skin care sales within Sephora by the end of the year. Also, Korres has partnered with Delta to provide the air carrier with amenity kits for its Business Elite flyers.
HAIR REVIVAL: Bumble and bumble has exclusively partnered with the ’60s rock musical “Hair,” which returns to Broadway next week, more than 40 years since the show’s inception. For the revival, Bumble gave the show’s costume designer Michael McDonald full access to its services and products, including one-on-one consultations between cast members and stylists. To maintain the volume and curls seen onstage, cast members were given Bumble and bumble’s Surf Spray and Grooming Crème for texture, and Curl Reactivating Mist to boost waves. The hair care and styling company will also execute promotional activities such as a presence for “Hair” on its Web site and visuals at Bumble and bumble’s two New York salons.
GREEN SCENE: Miller Harris will add Fleurs de Bois, a floral woody fragrance for men and women, to its bouquet of fragrances starting in April. The eau de parfum will be available as 50- and 100-ml. sprays priced at $76 and $102 at current exchange, respectively. It will launch in London’s Liberty department store on April 6 and internationally starting May 1. The brand, which opened two new stores in the U.K. last November, will unveil two additional doors in its home market this year. It is also readying a June entry into the Middle East. BERRY MOLLY: Molly Sims donned a one-of-a-kind cranberry-festooned dress designed by Kevan Hall last Friday to celebrate the launch of Dial’s Antioxidant Body Wash and Bar with cranberry and antioxidant pearls. The dress is up for auction at the Web site for Clothes Off Our Back, clothesoffourback.org, which benefits children’s charities, until April 6. The 18-oz. body wash for $4.99 and the three-bar pack for $2.49 hit grocery stores and mass retailers this month. Sims, whose relationship with CoverGirl ended after seven years, said she would consider another beauty contract. “It all depends on the partner,” she said. “CoverGirl was great. I really had such a blast.” For now, she’s getting prepared to play a woman with a troubled home life in the movie “Hickory Nation.” She hinted she has a fashion project, perhaps jewelry, in the works as well.
There'll be no rest for those headed to Europe for men's, as Paris just closed the gap with Milan. According to a provisional calendar released by the Chambre Syndicale, Paris Men's Week will now open a day earlier on January 16. See new highlights on the official lineup on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @kukukuba)
BREAKING: Jonathan Saunders is leaving @DVF. The designer has resigned from his position as chief creative officer of Diane von Furstenberg, the company said in a statement on Friday. At the time of his hire, von Furstenberg said Saunders’ arrival symbolized and facilitated her stepping back from the day-to-day duties that occupy the work of a full-time creative director. The British designer joined DVF in May 2016 and was in charge of all product categories. #wwdnews
For @versace_official’s spring ad campaign, the brand emphasized the archival prints from the spring tribute collection dedicated to the late Gianni Versace. Closing out the show were five of Gianni’s favorite models: Cindy, Naomi, Carla, Helena, and Claudia. Bowing on December 18, the new campaign is yet another tribute to supermodel-dom as the images by Steven Meisel are fronted by @iamnaomicampbell, @cturlington, @gisele and more. #wwdfashion
Four-time Oscar-nominated actress Annette Bening has been waiting 20 years to play Gloria Graham in "Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool," which will be released on December 29. The movie about Graham – a Hollywood star known for her controversial relationship with a younger Englishman named Peter Turner – is based off a memoir Turned wrote. "She felt vulnerable to him, because she loved him, she really did love him. And anyone that we really truly are in love with, we re vulnerable to in a very deep way," said Bening. Read our full interview with the modern icon of an actress on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @ninebagatelles; Styled by @cristinaehrlich)
The crisp white button down: a staple that can be dressed up or down and accessorized throughout the decades. Here, on a Art Basel-goer in 2017 on the left and on the iconic Audrey Hepburn in “Roman Holiday” in 1953 on the right. #tbt #wwdfashion (📷: Andrew Morales)
Known for her work with @victoriassecret, 25-year-old model @georgiafowler is raising her profile in Hollywood. Fowler stars in @vincecamuto’s holiday campaign, which launched in partnership with “Pitch Perfect 3.” “Almost every shoot with Vince Camuto, I’ve had to face a fear…It was definitely a challenge. I’m so grateful for it, though. I’ve always wanted to be a pop star, so that was the perfect chance,” Fowler said. Head to WWD.com to read about Fowler’s experience modeling, including at the #VSFashionShow, and her relationship with Nick Jonas. #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
EXCLUSIVE: Huda Kattan just became the first beauty influencer to land a major beauty deal. Kattan's business, @hudabeauty, has received a minority investment from private equity firm TSG Consumer Partners. The brand, which industry sources say is on track to do $200 million in retail sales for 2017, will receive support on product, retail and geographic expansion through the deal. Get all the details on the deal and read @_a_collins' interview with Kattan on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: @jgreenery) #wwdbeauty #wwdnews
Peruvian model @juanaburga_official – who is known for walking the runways of @rodarte, @viviennewestwood and @torybuch – is making the move to the big screen with drama “Los Últimos.” The film premiered in Argentina in November and arrives in the U.S. and Europe in 2018. On making the switch from modeling to acting, Burga told WWD: “It’s a completely different thing – a lot of people think it’s similar or try to connect things, especially like getting used to the camera or being looked at all the time or playing these different characrers, but film is a completely different story.” #wwdeye (📷: @jgreenery)
London’s newly opened @designmuseum will look back on the life and work of Azzedine Alaïa in a show that the designer helped to curate before he died of heart failure last month. The retrospective, which Alaïa had worked on with Mark Wilson, chief curator of the @groningermuseum, will look at the impact of his work worldwide. The show, “Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier,” will run from May 10 to October 7. Read more about the exhibit on WWD.com #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @zefashioninsider)