With more and more artists jumping into the beauty business, it sometimes feels like companies and pop stars are pairing off in an industry game of musical chairs. Here, a rundown of the year's more notable beauty deals:
Jennifer Hudson Scent: Avon's Imari Seduction Price: Imari Seduction will retail for $22.50 for 1.7-oz. Launched: This month through Avon's more than 650,000 sales representatives.
Gwen Stefani Scent: L, a L.A.M.B. Fragrance by Gwen Stefani, with Coty. Price: Eau de parfum in two sizes for $55 and $70, and a solid perfume compact, $42. Launches: After a July debut at Nordstrom, L rolls out to 2,000 department and specialty store doors next month.
Prince Scent: 3121, with Revelations Perfume and Cosmetics Inc. Price: 3121 will range from $31.21 to $70, depending on bottle size. Launched: July at Macy's.
Usher Scents: Usher for Men and Usher for Women, with Liz Claiborne Cosmetics. Price: The women's lineup will include an eau de parfum in two sizes, for $52 or $68, and a 0.5-oz. parfum, $120. The men's eau de toilette is $50 and $65. A concentrated eau de toilette will retail for $95. Launches: September at department stores nationwide.
Kylie Minogue Scent: Darling, with Coty. Price: Packaged in three sizes, the eau de toilette is priced at £19.50, £26 and £32.50 (or $39.26, $52.35 and $65.44 at current exchange). Launched: Available since November in Australia, the U.K. and Ireland, Darling hit shelves across Europe this spring.
Christina Aguilera The singer inked a deal with Procter & Gamble in January, but details about the forthcoming fragrance were still unavailable at press time.
Leading luxury brand are shaking things up to keep up with streetwear. Case in point: the arrival of @mrkimjones as artistic director of @diorhomme. Jones, who succeeds @Kris_Van_Assche, is seen as one of the handful of designers who can actually straddle the luxury and streetwear worlds — which could lead to even more changes at established brands. What could this mean for the rest of the menswear landscape? Head to WWD.com to find out what experts predict #wwdfashion (📷: @franckmura)
“It’s like buying groceries. You’re going to buy the best mango, the best mozzarella, the best things. You have to, or others are going to take it all,” said @gabrielahearst on why she uses only the finest fabrics. Last week, Hearst received her first @cfda nomination for Womenswear Designer of the Year, and earlier this month she opened a permanent showroom in Paris. To read @jessiredale’s interview with the designer and find out why this is shaping up to be a big year for her, head to WWD.com. #wwdfashion (📷: @francoisgoize)
“It’s an interesting thing, playing a younger version of your mother. It’s an interesting concept. I adore my mom and love her in every capacity, but it was just something that had never crossed my mind,” says @anniemstarke on playing a young Joan Castleman in “The Wife.” The same role will be played by her mother Glenn Close. Read more about her growing up in the film industry as the daughter of producer John H. Starke and Close and what she has planned for the future #wwdeye (📷: @nataliamantini)
@asics is launching a new streetwear sneaker inspired by its latest ambassador, @steveaoki. The Hyper-Kenzen x Aoki, which will launch at @footlocker stores exclusively tomorrow, is a slip-on style that incorporates the brand’s proprietary Gel technology through beads integrated into the midsole for comfort and endurance. Read the full story on WWD.com.
@beyonce chose a custom gown by @falgunishanepeacockindia for mother @mstinalawson 's second annual Wearable Art Gala last night. The gown, which took 10 days to make, was inspired by Nubian warrior queen Amanishakheto. Reporting by @hernameislex . #wwdeye 👑 🐝#beyonce
After dressing @justintimberlake for his Super Bowl halftime performance last month, @stellamccartney has designed the star’s "Man of the Woods" tour wardrobe. Timberlake will be wearing a mix of pieces from McCartney’s fall men's collection as well as custom designs and items from his own closet. #wwdfashion