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.
Supermodel @helenachristensen teamed up with longtime friend and designer @camillastaerk on a joint @paredeyewear collaboration. The lineup features three styles and 11 offerings, all of which embody a vintage feel. Get all the details on how they celebrated the collab on WWD.com. #wwdaccessories #wwdeye (📷: @slovekinpics)
“It’s a hard industry to keep motivated, as well, so finding different subjects and people is what makes it worth it – when you’re like, oh, I’ve met great people, I feel like I’ve done something good, and I feel proud of having done this,” said French actress Stacy Martin on being grateful for the variety of roles she’s take on. Read @ktauer’s full interview with Martin on her her latest film “Godard Mon Amour.” #wwdeye (📷: @danieldorsa)
After showing in front of the Eiffel Tower for his last two women’s ready-to-wear collection, it looks like @anthonyvaccarello may be heading to the Big Apple. Sources say the designer will stage his next @ysl show in NYC on June 6. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @aitorrosasphoto)
EXCLUSIVE: Two and half months after John Targon, cofounder and codesigner of Baja East, was hired as creative director of the contemporary division at Marc Jacobs, he has left the company, WWD has learned. Marc Jacobs International, which is owned by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, confirmed Targon’s departure in a statement: “John Targon is a talented designer and we appreciate the work he has done here. Ultimately working together did not make sense for the brand and we wish him the best.” Read the story by @jessiredale, link in bio. #wwdnews
@theluxurycollection is officially launching a collection, tapping Sofia Sanchez de Betak for the capsule. Over 30 styles will be featured in the Chufy x The Luxury Collection, debuting next month at Bergdorf Goodman, The Webster, FiveStory and more. De Betak, known as “@chufy,” drew inspiration for the collection from her trips to Japan in the past year #wwdfashion
@lhd, founder and CEO of @thewebster, has teamed up with @lebonmarcherivegauche for the European launch of her ready-to-wear line, LHD. The launch will come with an exclusive pop-up opening today that’s set to run through May 20. Located on the second floor, it carries her debut Miami-themed resort collection, launched in November as see-now-buy-now. #wwdfashion