First came Rescue Beauty Lounge’s SpongeBob Square-Pants–inspired nail lacquers. Now, Too Faced Cosmetics is taking the cartoon thing a step further by giving the Smurfs a turn. Those amiable woodland creatures with the little white hats, who turned 50 years old in October, are getting their own makeup line. The Smurfette Collection, a five-item range of color items for the eyes, lips and face, launches at Sephora in December. Too Faced co-founder Jerrod Blandino was inspired to create the line after waking up at 2 a.m. wondering, “What the hell happened to Smurfette?” He decided that she was in the hills around Los Angeles “hiding from paparazzi,” he says. “She is the most Too Faced cartoon character ever created,” he enthuses. Produced under license, the Smurfette collection includes illuminating face powder ($26); eye shadow in a quad that features blue, pink, taupe and dark lavender hues ($32.50); a jojoba, shea butter and vitamin E–infused lip gloss, $18.50, and liquid eyeliners in blue and white for $17.50 each. Come February, though, Smurfette will have competition in the cosmetics aisle, when MAC introduces a full line of Hello Kitty cosmetics and accessories, herself no stranger to the cult-classic cartoon category.
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