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.
Issa Rae stopped by WWD's NYC headquarters to talk about season two of "Insecure," which premieres this Sunday on HBO. Click link in bio for all the details. #wwdeye (📷: @jgreenery; Styled by @mayteallende)
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"