St. Ives wants to show Millennials that it’s more than just their mother’s apricot scrub. The Unilever-owned skin-care brand, perhaps best known for its quintessential drugstore staple — the Apricot Fresh Skin Scrub — has opened a pop-up shop in Manhattan’s SoHo to demonstrate just that. The 1,800-square-foot space at 577 Broadway is equipped with a mixing bar for customized facial scrubs and body lotions, a sink station for product testing, a vending machine that dispenses free samples and an “apricot infinity room” photo booth. Running along one interior wall is a display of the ingredients — more than 50 — that customers can choose from when getting their custom products blended. Ingredients steer natural and food-based, running the gamut from ginger and lychee to coconut, papaya and volcanic sand. At the pop-up, there are no St. Ives products available for sale that one can find in a drugstore — only the custom items, along with candles reflective of scents used in St. Ives products. Face scrubs and body lotions are priced at $12, and the candles are $10.https://www.instagram.com/p/BVYCyWWAgvc/?taken-by=stivesskin&hl=en"We're hoping to introduce a new generation of consumers to this brand," said Suzanne Palentchar, marketing director for St. Ives. "This helps us raise awareness and remind people, 'Oh yeah, St. Ives! Why haven't I put that in my basket lately?'"It is also an opportunity for St. Ives to gain insight for future product development.“We are tracking data like crazy," said Palentchar. "So if 80 percent of people are [choosing] watermelon agave, we're going to listen to that." The pop-up is open until July 30.
In honor of Rihanna’s 30th birthday, we took a look back at an interview with the Barbados-native when she was just 18 years old. Here, she talked about her second album, “A Girl Like Me” in 2006. “I want to be me. I want people to fall in love with who Rihanna is, and that’s why I want the album to be about me so people can really find out who this girl Rihanna is, because they only know the ‘Pon de Replay’ girl.” Fast forward 12 years, and she’s released six more albums and has become a powerhouse in both the fashion and music industries. Happy birthday, @badgalriri 🎈(📷: Pavel Antonov) #wwdarchive
For @simonerocha_‘s fall show, hairstylist @jamespecis created a look inspired by the painter John Constable. Models’ hair was pulled back, tied into knots and topped off with a bow. (📷: @kukukuba) #wwdbeauty #lfw
Queen Elizabeth made a surprise appearance at @richardquinn1's London Fashion Week show to present the designer with the inaugural Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design. The new award will be handed out annually to an emerging British fashion designer who shows exceptional talent, while demonstrating value to the community and sustainable policies. #wwdfashion #lfw (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)