Top Notes: Makeup Moves … Glamourous Makeovers … Creme of the Crop …
MAKEUP MOVES: Procter & Gamble, apparently still intent on proving it’s serious about beauty, seems to have formed a relationship with superstar makeup guru Pat McGrath. Procter & Gamble Cosmetics has sent out invitations for a...
MAKEUP MOVES: Procter & Gamble, apparently still intent on proving it’s serious about beauty, seems to have formed a relationship with superstar makeup guru Pat McGrath. Procter & Gamble Cosmetics has sent out invitations for a cocktail party next Thursday during fashion week in New York with McGrath as the honoree. P&G identified her as its new creative design director.
GLAMOUROUS MAKEOVERS: Glamour magazine has booked a suite at the Royalton Hotel on Manhattan’s 44th Street the morning of Sept. 14 — an end-of-Fashion-Week stay that will feature food, goodie bags and blowouts from Frédéric Fekkai and his team of hairstylists. Invited guests will also be able to get manicures from the Essie brand, makeovers by Bobbi Brown and her team and massages from the Mario Badescu team. Not to be left out, eyebrow artist Emir and his team will wax and shape.
CREME OF THE CROP: The Estée Lauder Cos.’ La Mer brand donated $5,000 worth of skin care product to a benefit auction at “Cinema Against AIDS Venice,” an event taking place today at the 61st annual Venice Film Festival. A jar of Crème de la Mer and other products in the donated collection feature caps fashioned by British jewelry designer Theo Fennell. Other sponsors of the event, which benefited the American Foundation for AIDS research, included Dolce & Gabbana, Marni and Missoni.
CALENDAR SCENT: This fall, Avon will launch the first scent in a trilogy called Today.Tomorrow.Always. The first scent in the trio, called — naturally enough, Today — will launch in November, with Tomorrow and Always following next year. Today is a floral scent with top notes of green cactus, freesia blossoms and a hint of white pepper; a heart of “butterfly blossom,” an ingredient exclusive to Avon, the company said, and a base of silk musks and cedarwood. The juice is housed in a thick, glass-paneled square bottle. Avon will support Today, which will be available in a 1.7-oz. eau de parfum spray for $30, with print and television ads featuring Salma Hayek.
BEAUTYPHILE: Makeup marketer La Bella Donna is launching a folio called Passport to Beauty. The snake-patterned red organizer is designed to hold a compact, seven exclusively designed makeup brushes, money, credit cards, a checkbook and ID. The folio will be available in November exclusively at Bergdorf Goodman and www.labelladonna.com and will retail for $200. The folio can be carried as a clutch or placed inside a larger handbag.BLATANT PLACEMENT: Kim Basinger’s new film, “Cellular,” features a replica of the West Hollywood salon B2V, as well as a large display of its products. The salon is co-owned by colorist-to-the-stars Kim Vo. Basinger plays a salon-based makeup artist in the film, which opens Sept. 10.
COLOR BOND: Goldwell, a salon brand with a hair-color heritage, has named the Oscar Bond Salon & Spa in SoHo its New York City flagship. Owners Oscar Bond and his wife, Wendy, use and sell Goldwell products in the 3,300-square-foot salon. They are helping to promote Goldwell’s newest collection: Color Glow, a hair regimen intended to enhance natural or color-treated hair color. The line includes a shampoo, treatment and leave-in fluid available in Live Blonde, Be Blonde, Feel Cooper, Stay Red and Love Brown. The collection, which ranges in price from a $10 shampoo to a $15 styling product, also includes two finishing products — one for blond hair that includes mica chips for shine, one for all other hair colors. Goldwell anticipates Color Glow will generate approximately $10.5 million in sales in the first year.
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