She introduced her own jewelry collection in 2007, stepped into the footwear arena during holiday 2010, unveiled her handbag line in spring 2011 and disclosed a new licensing agreement last week with G-III Apparel Group Ltd. to develop sportswear, dresses, suits, suit separates, sleepwear, activewear, jeanswear and intimates. Sunglasses are due in March and she does outerwear with Fleet Street Ltd.
Now, it’s the right time for fragrance. “I think of fragrance as such a strategically important category and wanted to wait to make sure retailers understood what I stood for, and the customer understood what the brand represented because there’s a lot of noise in that category,” said the 30-year-old career woman and mother of a 15-month-old daughter. She is one of the stars in NBC’s “Apprentice,” as well as an executive vice president of development and acquisition in her father’s real estate organization.
Trump has created her first eau de parfum women’s scent in a deal signed with Parlux Fragrances Inc. The product, called Ivanka Trump, will start hitting fragrance counters in about 400 Macy’s doors next week. The full rollout will start in the spring, culminating in a total of about 1,200 domestic department stores. Expansion overseas is being contemplated for fall 2013.
The fragrance was developed by Jennifer Mullarkey, fragrance developer for Parlux, and by Marypierre Julien, perfumer at Givaudan Fragrances. The formula is a floral oriental that opens with a blend of sparkling Italian bergamot, lush apple and pink peppercorn, a combination designed to evoke sensuality. The middle notes consist of jasmine, rose and peach blossom to add lushness. Golden amber, creamy vanilla, patchouli and smooth cedarwood are included in the base to provide a kick. Price points are $62 for a 1.7-oz. edp, $78 for the 3.4-oz. size and $35 for a 6-oz. body lotion.
“Where there was a void in the marketplace at our price points was a professional, hardworking, yet feminine woman,” said Trump, who talks like a branding expert. “There’s a lot on the dowdy and mature side and there’s a lot on the kitschy, ultratrendy, but I think we’re filling a void for that feminine, empowered woman.”
Trump pointed out that she used coral in the fragrance packaging because it is her signature color. “There is coral always with white gold embossing. It feels delicate and fresh but there’s a strength to it. The bottle is evocative of one of the pieces in our jewelry collection, so you have the octagonal shape and looks like an emerald cut or cut diamond.” As for the fragrance itself, she said, “my tendency is towards more floral, but I wanted give it a little more complexity and a little more youthfulness than a classic.”
No one broke out sales projections, but industry sources calculate that the fragrance could generate $15 million in retail sales in the U.S. alone in the first year. Print advertising, photographed by Douglas Freidman, will appear in the March editions of fashion and lifestyle magazines. Market sources speculate that advertising and promotional spending could hit $7 million.
The annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic in Pacific Palisades this weekend drew Kate Hudson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Laura Dern and more. See pictures of the star-studded event on WWD.com. (📷: @chelsealaurenla) #wwdeye
In his new book “Hollywood Royale,” Andy Warhol’s Protégé Matthew Rolston celebrates the Eighties revival of Hollywood glamour. Featuring more than 100 portraits taken by Rolston from 1977 to 1993, the book contains photos of icons like Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, and @drewbarrymore, pictured here in 1991. “Hollywood Royale,” out today, will be accompanied by an exhibition opening at Los Angeles’ Fahey/Klein Gallery on March 1. #wwdeye
"Nowadays when life is not so happy with everything going on in the world, I think people come to me for a little bit of whimsy and color and fun." - Designer Rebecca De Ravenel on her cult-favorite jewelry line. (📸 : @vsteves) #wwd40
“Everyone is talking about how the retail industry is struggling, but I think it’s an incredible time because brands who are doing something different and innovative are setting themselves up for the future,” said @adamgoldston, who founded the luxury athletic brand @apl with his brother @ryangoldsten. The Goldston’s are part of WWD’s 40 under 40: a group of industry notables. See the rest of the list on WWD.com. (📷: @vsteves) #wwd40
@eyeswoon blogger Athena Calderone debuted her first-ever cookbook, “Cook Beautiful,” which is heavily centered on the presentation and visual expression of food. Pictured here are her miso glazed carrots from the book. Get the recipe on WWD.com. (📷: @johnny_miller_) #wwdeye
“It’s passion that helps get anybody to a certain point and it’s what’s propelled me,” said Kith founder @ronniefieg, one of WWD’s 40 under 40: a group of industry notables who are changing the face of retail, fashion and beauty. Fieg, who opened a Manhattan flagship on October 7, began his career at age 13 as a stock boy and salesman for footwear chain David Z. “I think staying true to [my] beliefs, hard work and passion have gotten me to where [Kith] is today.” See the rest of the 40 at WWD.com. (📷: @vsteves) #wwd40
25-year-old @samweaving is about to break out this fall, starring in Netflix’s horror film “The Babysitter,” fittingly out today on Friday the 13th. That’s not the only place you’ll be seeing her, though — Weaving’s got a role Showtime’s “SMILF” and another alongside Frances McDormand and Woody Harrelson in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” Though she’s got a full plate at the moment, there’s one role she’s got her eye on: Marilyn Monroe. “I’m a little too young at the moment, but it’s on my bucket list,” the actress told WWD (📷: @dandoperalski) #wwdeye
BFF's Poppy Jamie and Suki Waterhouse celebrated the launch of their bag line Pop x Suki at Nordstrom last night. "The line is really about our friendship, and how we are so different but complement each other," said Waterhouse. 👯 (📷: Katie Jones) #wwdeye
After designing the new @louisvuitton and @bulgariofficial flagships and a @chanelofficial boutique opening in Japan, @petermarinoarchitect has another project on his plate: The Lobster Club. Located in the Seagram Building, it’s the famed architect’s first restaurant project in New York, serving up modern Japanese brasserie-style cuisine. Bronze hues, bespoke material detailing, blush and chartreuse tones and a heavy emphasis on Picasso can be seen throughout. Mark your calendars for Nov. 1 for the much-anticipated opening. (📷: @clint_spaulding) #wwdeye