According to Rodial’s founder, Maria Hatzistefanis, the brand’s newest skin-care launches, which feature a unique bee-venom based ingredient, are going to generate a major buzz. “I was really excited to share that this ingredient exists and that we can use it in skin care,” said Hatzistefanis, adding that the new range, called Bee Venom, are the most potent antiagers in the Rodial collection to date. “At the same time we wanted to come up with a ‘golden range’ for Rodial with the latest in antiaging tech.”
The lineup, which consists of a Super Serum for $200, a moisturizer for $190 and an eye cream for $140, features plant stem cells, said to improve skin tone and elasticity. The bee venom is said to increase blood circulation and plump skin, helping to lessen lines and wrinkles. The range also includes antiaging ingredients like bio marine collagen and hyaluronic acid. “The combination of ingredients helps the skin to behave younger and create its own new and fresh and healthy skin cells,” said Hatzistefanis. “We definitely have a consumer base that wants results and wants products that they can see the effects on their skin immediately, as well as long term.”
Other new Rodial products launching this month include a coconut-scented hybrid lip balm and lipstick — an extension of the brand’s foray into treatment cosmetics — called Glamstick, $24. Housed in a translucent rectangular tube, the product is designed to offer “easy to wear” shades and a lip-healing formula. “Rather than another lip balm from a jar, we wanted packaging a bit more fun, luxurious,” said Hatzistefanis. “We went for a glass-looking thick acrylic that has a very modern vibe about it. It took a while to come up with the nourishing and healing formula” (which contains vitamin E and cocoa butter).
Rodial’s third offering launching this month, Glamolash, $48, is a lash-lengthening serum, which features protein, vitamin B5 and a peptide complex. The Rodial Bee Venom range is available at Nordstrom and SpaceNK, while Planet Beauty has the exclusive on the Rodial Glamsticks and Glamolash.
Nip+Fab, another of Hatzistefanis’s beauty businesses, is also in growth mode. The range, which launched in Target stores in November 2011 and entered Ulta a year later, is meant to offer unique products at a more accessible price point. “Instead of using five key ingredients, we pick one that does the job,” said Hatzistefanis about the brand. “Packaging is a bit more basic but fun.”
New products include the Viper Venom Wrinkle Fix, a “skin refining serum” priced at $19.99, set to enter selected Ulta doors in April. The item, which features neuropeptides with “Botoxlike effects” and a “wrinkle blur technology” is said to tighten skin upon contact. Launching with the serum will be the Viper Venom Eye Fix, $14.99, housed in a roll-on applicator. The brand has also this month introduced its first Glycolic Fix Exfoliating Pads, $12.95, said to improve tone and texture with glycolic and hyaluronic acid as well as blue daisy to soothe skin. “I haven’t seen any other mass brand introduce glycolic exfoliating pads,” said Hatzistefanis. “With any great [beauty] trend, we want to be the first to have it. This is a range that is always about innovation. It’s always about what’s next.”
Launching this month into Ulta stores is the brand’s first CC cream, $14.95, designed to provide medium coverage and protect skin with SPF 30. Ingredients include a sunflower extract said to moisturize, oat extract for a smoothing effect and light-diffusing pigments to illuminate skin. A CC cream specifically for the eye area called CC Eye Fix, $9.95, will also roll out in conjunction with the face product. A new line of body butters has also just rolled out to Target doors, each designed to treat skin with conditioning agents. The range currently includes a Mango and Coconut Latte scent, each $8.49.
Although the brand would not talk numbers, industry sources estimate all new Rodial and Nip+Fab products could generate $8 million in their first year at retail.
@fearofgod and @maxfieldla have teamed up on a pop-up installation. The store, located in the gallery space across from Maxfield’s Melrose Ave location, is the site of the brand’s House of God pop-up in which Fear of God founder @jerrylorenzo has created a church-inspired installation. A dozen vintage church pews sit in front of an LED screen playing 90s gospel singers in an effort to re-create an environment akin to a Southern Baptist Church, Lorenzo explained. Read more about the pop-up on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: Jennifer Johnson)
Known for his sleek, sophisticated American glamour, Norman Norell is the subject of an upcoming exhibition at @fitnyc. “Norell: Dean of American Fashion,” which runs from February 9 through April 14, will feature approximately 100 ensembles and accessories. His best work is exemplified by the designer’s glittering “mermaid” gowns frosted with thousands of hand-sewn sequins – like the one pictured. (📷: William Helburn) #wwdfashion
For pre-fall 2018, @balmain didn’t let go of the glitz. A crystal embroidered baseball jacket priced at around $40,000 hangs in the “couture” section of the brand’s first men’s pre-collection. Sporting the words “Balmain Army” across the back, the item took around two months to make. “When it was completed, it was like Christmas, it was like, ‘It’s done, it’s exactly what I wanted,’” said Balmain’s creative director @olivier_rousteing during a tour of the collection in a Paris showroom on Monday. #wwdfashion
Eighty degree temperatures and outdoor installations at the annual Art Basel Miami Beach called for bright, elevated beachwear. See more street style pictures on WWD.com. #theyarewearing #ABMB (📷: @lifeinreverie)
Following September’s emotional tribute to her brother Gianni, Donatella Versace wanted to bring the spring show’s deep sense of intimacy to her @versace_official pre-fall collection. Donatella found inspiration in Versace Palazzo in Milan and from Gianni’s opulent apartment. Archival patterns and new motifs were splashed on silk shirtdresses and fitted jersey frocks. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com. #wwdfashion
Demna Gvasalia continues to shake up the Paris fashion calendar — and experiment with new runway timetables for his @vetements_official brand. WWD has learned that Vetements plans to stage its next coed show for the fall 2018 season on January 19 during Men’s Fashion Week in the French capital. Details about the timing and venue have not been confirmed — stay tuned on WWD.com to catch the latest. #wwdnews (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)
@zacposen's go-to holiday gift? Cookies! "I'll usually bake cookies and send them as a gift," said the designer, who recently released his cookbook "Cooking With Zac: Recipes from Rustic to Refined." Get the recipe for his Brown Butter-Chocolate Chip Cookies via link in bio 🍪🍪🍪 #wwdeye #cookingwithzac
For @monsemaison’s pre-fall 2018 collection, Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim honed in on the brand’s many signatures — men’s wear, which was tweaked and feminized through deconstruction, proportion play and lots of bare shoulders. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)
On Friday night, @yohjiyamamotoofficial received the Design for Asia Lifetime Achievement Award in Hong Kong. The 75-year-old designer has been celebrated for many years and is best known for his dark and avant-garde tailoring. “In my long career, in design, architecture, [I’ve been to] so many parties, this is the very first time that I have such a warm feeling, I really appreciate this,” Yamamoto said. #wwdfashion (📷: @dominiquemaitre)