LOS ANGELES — Long before Daisy Fuentes capitalized on her MTV hosting fame to build multimillion-dollar apparel and fragrance brands at Kohl’s Corp., she was an aspiring hairstylist — and now she’s finally entering the hair industry with Daisy Fuentes Style Pro, a hair care line by Beautology Brands Company.
“I was enrolled in cosmetology school, and I was going to open my own salon. I’ve always done all of my girlfriends’ hair,” said 42-year-old Fuentes, recalling her career goals as an 18-year-old. Segueing to her current goals, she added, “Finding high-quality products that actually worked and had safe ingredients was a priority for me and, in the search for that, I found that the market was really lacking in that area. I really wanted to be groundbreaking.”
“I see things on the hanger and I’m, like, ‘I never knew that color worked on me.’ It’s things you necessarily wouldn’t choose to wear, but once you put them on, you see why Janie is who Janie is." — Lily Collins on working with former "Mad Men" costume designer, Janie Bryant on creating looks for her role as Celia Brady's in Amazon series, "The Last Tycoon." 📸@jilliansollazzo #wwdeye
EXCLUSIVE: Sarah Rutson has been tapped to Build New American Fashion Group. The parent of Joie, Equipment and Current/Elliott hired the merchant to rev up its brands and expand its portfolio into designer, beauty and lifestyle categories. Read more on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdfashion
Michael Kors' $1.3B Jimmy Choo deal has the company squaring off with Coach Inc. as both seek to build American powerhouses. Coach bought Stuart Weitzman in 2015 and Kate Spade just two weeks ago, but Michael Kors' acquisition may be putting pressure on its rival in the new push for scale. #wwdnews (📷: George Chinsee)
Meet actress Lucy Boynton, who plays opposite Naomi Watts in the recently released Netflix series "Gypsy." Boynton stopped by WWD to talk about her upcoming projects and her nomadic lifestyle. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)