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.
@tradesy is turning the concept of a showroom upside down with its new space in Santa Monica. Here, the company plans to hold events, art exhibits and a showcase rare fashion pieces like this Louis Vuitton boxing set. Get all the details on Tradesy’s first showroom on WWD.com. #wwdnews
Spotted last night at the @erdem x @hm launch event: Kate Bosworth, Rashida Jones, Kirsten Dunst and Selma Blair. The party, which took place in LA, also marked the opening of their pop-up shop. “I was interested in creating a collection that wasn’t in any way disposable. It was about pieces you’d create and keep forever, things that have a permanence to it,” designer Erdem Moralioglu said. #wwdeye (📷: Katie Jones)
Renee Zellweger in yellow in 2001 and again in 2017. Chosen as one of the 12 @pantone Leading Spring Colors (and dubbed “Meadowlark”), it only makes sense that the bright hue stands the test of time and is making a resurgence this season, seen already on stars like @blakelively and @gigihadid. (📷: Donato Sardello & @rexfeatures) #wwdfashion #tbt
Dior’s 70th anniversary celebration continues with a new exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. “Christian Dior,” which is scheduled to run through March 18, takes a look at the founders tenure from 1947 to 1057 and feature 40 designs. Pictured here is an evening gown from the Ailée, fall 1948-49 haute couture collection. #wwdfashion (📷: Brian Boyle)
As one of the most recognizable models in the world, Christy Turlington Burns has an insider’s view of the fashion industry and the allegations of sexual harassment swirling around it. “I can say that harassment and mistreatment have always been widely known and tolerated in the industry. The industry is surrounded by predators who thrive on the constant rejection and loneliness so many of us have experiences at some point in our careers,” Turlington told WWD, along with her suggestions for how the modeling world should protect younger women and men. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: Tony Palmieri) #wwdnews
@asics America has tapped a new brand ambassador: famed DJ/record producer @steveaoki. This initiative is intended to set the tone for the new brand identity and philosophy and will include partnerships with influencers and in-store and off-line activations that will continue into next year. This is Asics’ most significant marketing effort in two decades, and is expected to attract younger consumers to the brand. #wwdfashion
24-year-old Jean Prounis is redefining the rules of jewelry. Formerly a studio assistant to Jemima Kirke and a design apprentice at Ghuran, she focuses on handcrafted subtleties and ancient goldsmithing techniques. “There was a really sterile feel in the environment and I wanted to have jewelry with character that shapes how you wear it everyday,” Prounis said. Each piece is hand made in New York, either by Prounis or three other jewelers in the district. #wwdfashion
“These collections continue to build on that vision, empowering differently abled adults to express themselves through fashion,” said @tommyhilfiger of his line of adaptive apparel, which launches today. The line consists of 37 men’s and 34 women’s styles based upon the pieces from the spring Tommy Hilfiger sportswear collection. #wwdnews