HOT MAMAS: The Matrix-owned Biolage served as the official beauty sponsor of the New York premiere and after party for "Mamma Mia! The Movie," which was held Wednesday at the Ziegfeld Theater. For the premiere, Biolage hairstylists Daniel Roldan and Robert Santana styled the tresses of two of the film's leading ladies, Rachel McDowall and Ashley Lilley. Biolage has also linked arms with Vogue magazine (which, like WWD, is owned by Condé Nast Publications) and its in-house ad agency to create a six-page advertorial in the July issue featuring the styling work used to create McDowall's and Lilley's looks at the Matrix Global Academy. The shoot also was captured on video and will appear in an episode of "Trend Watch" on vogue.tv. Last spring, Biolage also hosted a national contest where hairstylists could enter to win a trip to New York to attend the premiere and after party.
HEALTHY SKIN: Beverly Hills-based dermatologist Zein Obagi is offering consumers an alternative to daily moisturizer with his new Zo Skin Health skin care line. Because Obagi believes moisturizers can potentially cause more damage than good, he created an antiaging skin care line that does not incorporate a daily moisturizer. The topical skin care line is designed to nourish, repair and maintain skin health in a three-step routine of activate, stimulate and calm, and nourish. According to Obagi, these steps activate skin by exfoliating and clarifying its surface, restore and stimulate cellular function and calm and nourish skin. Inspired by pharmaceutical technology, the 11-item lineup is said to use active ingredients and higher concentrations of over-the-counter retinol — 10 to 25 times higher than what is commonly found in department store skin care lines, said Obagi. Retailing from $40 to $325, Zo Skin Health items will be sold at select Nordstrom stores, the Studio at Fred Segal and online at nordstrom.com and zoskinhealth.com.
“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)