Juicy red fruits and feminine florals emerge as key notes in the first batch of springtime scents for her.
Vera Wang Preppy Princess The newest Princess inWang’s court delivers anedgy classicism, openingwith a lively blend oftangerine and crushedberries before revealing aheart of honeysuckle andjasmine. ($75; Dillard’s, Macy’s) Ed Hardy Born Wild Designed for the adventure-seeking and free-spirited,this effervescent blendcontains notes of cassisbuds, dewberry, peachblossom and magnolia. Anoriginal tat design by thedon himself adorns the pinkﬂacon. ($75; Lord & Taylor, Macy’s)
Playboy Play It Spicy One in a trio from theiconic bunny brand, PlayIt Spicy is a piquant blendof Bellini cocktail, pinkberries, passionﬂ ower andpomegranate designed tobe worn once the sun goesdown. ($17; CVS, Walgreens) Halle Berry Reveal For her third fragrance, thesuperstar opted for a fusionof ﬂowers and woods,billed as an interpretationof a woman’s complexity.Berry’s favorite ﬂower, themimosa, opens the scent,while a blend of peach,honeydew, red berries andcashmere woods deliversa fruity, musky ﬁnish.($35; Wal-Mart)
Dominique Ropion Editions De Parfums Frédéric Malle Portrait Of A Lady Released in honor ofthe niche brand’s 10thanniversary, this modernoriental scent is a synthesisof benzoin, musk andpatchouli under notesof Turkish rose and redraspberry. Meant toexpress the stoic silenceof a woman’s portrait, thefragrance’s compositionwas a collaborationbetween Malle and perfumerDominique Ropion. ($200;Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle)
Elizabeth Arden Pretty Hot This provocative iteration ofthe brand’s original Prettyscent is a bold blend ofred currant, blood orange,red peony and red apple.Created by Givaudan’sClaude Dir, it also includesnotes of belle de nuit, anight-blossoming ﬂowernative to the perfumer’shome in the South ofFrance. ($65; Macy’s)
Harrods plans to remove the famous statue of Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed from the bottom of the Egyptian escalators and hand it back to Mohamed Al-Fayed. “We are very proud to have played our role in celebrating the lives of Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Al Fayed at Harrods and to have welcomed people from around the world to visit the memorial for the past 20 years,” said Michael Ward, Harrods managing director. “With the announcement of the new official memorial statue to Diana, Princess of Wales at Kensington Palace, we feel that the time is right to return this memorial to Mr. Al Fayed and for the public to be invited to pay their respects at the palace.” More on the news, with reporting by @loreleimarfil, at WWD.com. #wwdnews
@prada is introducing a new project at its men’s fall 2018 show this Sunday: “Prada Invites.” The fashion house invited four celebrated creative minds – @ronanaerwanbouroullec, Konstantin Grcic, @herzogdemeuron and @rem.koolhaas – to each create a unique item with its iconic nylon material. The designs will be unveiled on the runway show, which will take place at the company’s warehouse in Viale Ortles 25. #wwdfashion #mfwm (📷: @martinocarrera)
@kering_official is spinning off its stake in puma in an effort to focus on its luxury brands, the brand operator announced yesterday. “We are proud to have supported the turnaround of Puma, which now has unrivaled capabilities to take full advantage of the specific dynamics of its global markets and is poised to achieve substantial growth,” said François-Henri Pinault, Kering’s chief executive officer and chairman. Artémis will become a “long-term strategic shareholder” of Puma with a 29 percent stake. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
The fashion world mourns for celebrated street style photographer, Nabile Quenum, who died at age 32 in Paris.
Quenum, creator of the fashion blog “J’ai Perdu Ma Veste,” was a fashion week fixture, and regularly shot for New York magazine’s The Cut, among other outlets, and brands such as Louis Vuitton, Moncler and Adidas. He was also actively involved in the #NoFreePhotos initiative, which kicked off in the fall. Read more about Quenum in @kbsmoke's story on WWD.com. #wwdnews
@verwanggang and @maisonladuree have teamed up on a dessert collab called Vera Wang Pour Ladurée. The collection, which launched this week, features a specialty macaroon, as well as a wedding cake inspired by one of the designer’s gowns. “I could not imagine a more delicate or sophisticated creation to grace any couple’s celebration,” said Wang. #wwdfashion