Allure and Ulta Beauty are partnering to bring editor-approved beauty products to the masses.“Shop Like a Beauty Editor” displays are rolling out into all 1,010 Ulta Beauty doors on Tuesday for two weeks, complete with booklets that walk shoppers through Allure editor product picks and personality profiles. The pamphlets will also be in Allure's October issue, which identifies the 283 Beauty of Beauty award winners.In that section, Allure editors single out their favorites. Editor-in-chief Michelle Lee, for example, has a profile that identifies her as a K-Beauty enthusiast. Her picks include Skinfix Facial Exfoliating Pads, the Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics palette and Neutrogena Light Therapy Mask."The idea was, 'how do we personalize this?'" said Jill Friedson, vice president of marketing at Condé Nast Women's Collection. "That's how the Shop Like a Beauty Editor booklet came about, and really, the platform ... the next best thing to shopping with an editor is shopping with her suggestions.""Guests can grab [it] and use it for inspiration and be able to move around the store and shop like a beauty editor," said Shelley Haus, senior vice president of brand marketing at Ulta Beauty.The partnership allows both parties to "reach even more beauty lovers," said Haus. In addition to the in-store display, Ulta will have a Best of Beauty section on its web site, Haus said.Ulta sells more Best of Beauty winners than any other retailer, and has more than 25 million loyalty program members. The retailer is expecting to bring in between $1.33 billion and $1.35 billion in sales for the third quarter.The deal puts Allure in front of Ulta's audience, and vice versa. Allure is not receiving a cut of sales from the arrangement, Friedson said. Content from Allure editors will be featured in the Ultamate Rewards e-mails, which go out to members, Haus noted."It's less traditional media and more, 'how do we build each other's businesses,'" Friedson said. "There's a significant ad investment on Ulta's part, and in addition, there's a lot of branded content we're doing that's being created for and pushed out on Ulta's channels."Ulta is also working on its first New York store. Roughly a week before the opening (now slated for November), Allure will throw a shoppable party there, and select attendees will win the chance to literally shop with a beauty editor, Friedson noted, as several Allure editors will be present.
In honor the @CFDA’s announcement of @iamnaomicampbell receiving the Fashion Icon Award at the 2018 #CFDAAwards, which will take place on June 4, here’s a #tbt of the supermodel on @michaelkors’ runway in 1991. #wwdfashion #wwdarchive (📷: George Chinsee)
“I was making the guacamole when my scout saw me,” says model @stuckinteenage on being discovered just six months ago while working at @chipotlemexicangrill. Since then Williams has signed with @dnamodels, walked in her first show at @calvinklein and landed on the cover of @vogueitalia – a high point of any model’s career. To read @lisajlockwood’s full interview with the model on her experiences thus far, head to WWD.com – link in bio. (📷: George Chinsee)
“I love the idea of dialogue, period. It’s where I’ve always gotten my inspiration from: hearing other women speak, their journeys and their paths,” said @hereisgina, who delivered the keynote speech during @sxsw for @createcultivate in partnership with @fossil. For her two panels, Rodriguez chose female empowering, female-led and female entrepreneurs to focus on. Head to WWD.com to read more about her thoughts on Time’s Up, growing up in a family of women and why we “need a girls’ club.” #wwdeye #sxsw (📷: @jgreenery)
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.