“Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue,” mused Oscar de la Renta, sounding more like a father of the bride than a man about to launch his third fragrance brand in two years.
His new women’s scent, Something Blue, is clearly inspired by matrimony. But de la Renta has a bigger idea. “We wanted to take away a little bit from [Calvin Klein’s] Eternity,” he said with a grin.
Michele de Bourbon, senior vice president of sales and marketing of the fragrance division, added, “We wanted to go beyond bridal. We wanted it to be a lifestyle [fragrance].”
The fragrance, which will be launched at Saks Fifth Avenue on Thursday then rolled out to Bloomingdale’s, was designed for the specialty store market, with plans to keep it in upper-tier distribution in about 10 markets overseas. The fashion house does not break out sales projections, but industry sources calculate that the global first-year target is around $10 million retail, with a substantially higher total in the second year.
@juicebeauty, where @gwynethpaltrow holds the title of creative director of makeup, has become one of the foremost labels in the organic beauty category –– with sales on track to hit $100 million this year. What’s behind the rapid growth the brand is experiencing right now? It all started in 2005 when the wellness movement was just getting started. Read more on WWD.com. #wwdbeauty
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"I want to tell a story that inspires people to feel good about themselves, but also I'm making a commentary about the lack of female stories and female directors and saying this should change," said @imheathergraham on her latest project "Half Magic." The comedy feature, which the actress wrote and directed, is based on her own struggles as a woman in show business. Read @andrewnodell's full interview with Graham on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @jgreenery)
@meltcosmetics cofounders @lora_arellano and @danabomar built their brand on a single idea: a true matte lipstick. To set the brand apart, they said they always put their customers first –– including a personalized note in each package. #wwdsummits #wwdbeauty
@moncler unveiled its latest project, #MonclerGenius, yesterday at Milan Fashion Week. The Italian outwear maker gave show-goers a preview of the monthly collections – which were created by eight designers and creative talents including Pierpaolo Piccioli, Simone Rocha, Craig Green and more – that will start rolling out in the summer.