SPA TALKIN': Technology-driven Japanese skin care brand Pola will officially open its second U.S. spa, called Pola Kirei, next month on Montana Avenue in Santa Monica, Calif. The sophomore location comes about a year after Pola's domestic spa launch in Beverly Hills. An introductory visit to either spa starts with a 30-minute analysis in which an aesthetician samples facial skin cells to assess texture, wrinkles, water retention, discoloration and oiliness. Facials and product regimens are customized based on the results. Facials range in price from $105 to $165, and body treatments range from $40 to $90. Pola, which generated an estimated $941 million in 2005 revenues, is the Japanese leader in direct sales of cosmetics.
SKIN PREP: ESPA's Winter Rescue Collection includes the best of the spa brand's beauty items to help soothe winter skin. The kit includes White Clay Hand Cream (2.51 oz.), moisturizing balm Botanical Rescue (0.63 oz.), Replenishing Face Treatment Oil (0.34 oz.) and Botanical Lip Balm. Since each item measures less than 3 ounces, the kit is travel-worthy, too. It will be available in November at all ESPA spas and will sell for $90.
FERRARI CHANGES GEARS: Ferrari has named Selective Beauty as its new U.S. distribution partner for Morris Profumi SpA, the luxury racing brand's fragrance manufacturer. Under the terms of the multiyear deal, which became effective Sept. 1, Selective Beauty will oversee national distribution for all Ferrari fragrances in U.S. department stores, and will spearhead all public relations efforts for the scents. Selective Beauty replaces Ferrari and Morris Profumi's previous U.S. distributor, First American Brands. Their distribution agreement ended Aug. 31.
LORNAMEAD TAPS EXECS: Lornamead, the maker of Finesse and Aqua Net hair care products, has appointed David Melagrano as vice president of finance for the company's Stamford, Conn.-based North and South American operations, and Pete Columbia as vice president of sales. Melagrano's experience includes 17 years of corporate financial planning at companies such as Bristol-Myers Squibb and Cadbury Schweppes. Columbia joins Lornamead from White Rain Co.
TRENDS AT A GLANCE: The latest hair looks are just a click away at redken.com/podcasts, where fall backstage hair trends can be explored. Sarah Brown, Vogue's beauty director; Guido, Redken's creative consultant, and hairstylist Rodney Cutler address many of the styles seen on the runways at designer shows including Valentino, Ralph Lauren, Versace, Miu Miu and Louis Vuitton. Brown pinpoints the trend, Guido discusses the finished look and Cutler provides a step-by-step demo on how to achieve the style at home.
@chanel and @pharrell dropped what’s being dubbed as the world’s most exclusive sneakers yesterday. The Adidas Originals NMD Hu, which Williams designed in collaboration with Chanel and @adidasoriginals, has a waiting list of over 120K people who pre-registered online at chanelatcolette.fr –– and only 500 pairs are on sale. The singer predicted the resale value of the shoes could reach $40K. Read the full interview on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdfashion
@imanshumpert is diving deeper into his creative endeavors and relaunching his clothing line, Post 90s, and is helping to raise money for the hurricane victims in St. Maarten with a jersey he’s designed with his brother. The Cleveland Cavaliers player talked to WWD about kneeling during the national anthem, working with fashion brands and how he wants to be more than an @nba player. Read the interview on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)
Not only does #TheProfit return to CNBC tonight, but @marcuslemonis has launched @shopmarcus, a new shopping and lifestyle retail experience in Aspen and Chicago, with more locations to come. The retail stores offer in-store stylists and a variety of contemporary womenswear selections.
“It’s life, I’m going to face it,” @mingxi11 sighed. “I fell, but you know, I think the most important thing is that I get back up. I had the love, the help from my sister — the girl next to me Gizele [Oliveira] — she’s so nice. When I went backstage everybody was trying to comfort me like ‘Oh Ming, it’s OK.’ I’m really, really touched. I think it’s them who gave me the courage to go back on stage for the finale,” Xi told WWD of her fall at the @victoriassecret fashion show. (📷: David Fisher) #wwdfashion #vsfashionshow #victoriassecret
@louisvuitton tapped @therealpeterlindbergh for its latest city-centric photo book, which is part of a series called Fashion Eye. The primarily black and white book captures the spirit of Berlin in 57 images shot between 1989 and 2019. “Berlin is an inspiration for me, more than a city. I mean @millajovovich is simply Berlin!” said Lindbergh. #wwdfashion
“You know, I think audiences expect a certain performance so I have to deliver to them what they’re expecting to a certain degree. But I’m also a different actor and a different person, I have my own spin on the character,” says @noahegalvin of his takeover of the leading role in “Dear Evan Hansen” following the departure of @bensplatt, who originated the role. Read WWD’s interview with the 23-year-old actor on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
For pre-fall 2018, @etro created richly-colored wonderland, using tapestries, textiles and wallpapers from the Eastern world at large. The line featured floral and graphic prints and jacquard motifs, like this two-piece look featured here. #wwdfashion (📷: Giovanna Pavesi)
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)