Luxury skin-care line Tatcha is heading Down Under.The brand — inspired by the rituals of Geisha — is launching in Australia's Mecca Cosmetica with 45 doors and rolling out a handful of new products for spring. At the same time, Tatcha is upping its presence at Sephora and Sephora Canada (right now, it's in 278 Sephora U.S. doors with the full line, and 362 doors on Sephora's "favorites wall," plus 28 Sephora Canada stores with the full line and 33 doors on the "favorites wall"), according to the company. The brand expects its full assortment to be in all Sephora U.S. doors by next spring, and potentially in all Sephora Canada doors by fall 2018.Industry sources estimate the moves will help the brand grow by between 40 and 50 percent for 2017, which would put it at $70 million to $75 million in retail sales (Tatcha had $50 million in retail sales for 2016, according to industry sources). In addition to Sephora, Tatcha is sold through Barneys New York, QVC and its own web site.Tatcha’s products are based on the beauty regimens of the geisha, captured in an ancient book. “Our product roadmap really is following the chapters of that book,” said Vicky Tsai, founder and chief executive officer of Tatcha. “Chapter one is skin care, chapter two is body — there’s a lot in body we have yet to do.” Makeup, she noted, is chapter four. “I am hopping in and out of order a little bit,” Tsai added.Spring launches include The Water Cream, $68, a new antiaging gel cream for normal and oily skin. The moisturizer contains Japanese Wild Rose to tighten pores and smooth skin texture, Japanese Leopard Lily to control oil and encourage skin turnover, Hadasei-3 and 23-karat gold. Tatcha is also expanding its core skin-care regimen by adding The Deep Polish, a rice enzyme powder that lathers with water and is used to exfoliate normal to oily skin. Both products are set to launch online and at Sephora in April.[caption id="attachment_10845210" align="alignleft" width="227"] Tatcha's Gold Spun lip balm.[/caption]The brand’s first lip liner will make its debut April 15 as part of a three-piece limited-edition contouring lip collection called Twilight: A Cherry Blossom Lip Collection. The $85 lineup will sell on Tatcha’s web site and includes a Contouring Lip Liner, Cherry Blossom Silk Lipstick and Cherry Blossom Camellia Lip Balm, all pink, inspired by cherry blossoms in Japan. (The balm will be for sale as a stand-alone product starting in June).The spring launches follow Tatcha’s revamp of The Silk Cream, $120, a core moisturizer that is now housed in new packaging and has an upgraded formula with the modified Hadasei-3 complex. Tatcha also released its Essence, $95, which is 98.7 percent Hadasei-3, in January. The product provides moisturizing benefits and is meant to be used between face washing and serum or moisturizer (or both). In February, Tatcha launched its first bar soaps — Camellia Oil bar soaps — for $15, after working with a Kyoto mill to develop an eight-week camellia oil maturing process to create the soap, which also contains silk, honey, rice bran and Japanese Dokudami.Launches feature an updated version of Tatcha's proprietary Hadasei-3 ingredient. The complex is made up of Uji Green Tea, meant to detoxify and prevent premature aging, Okinawa Mozuku Algae, meant to help skin retain moisture and Akita Rice, also for moisture. It was recently revamped by Tatcha’s scientists, who fermented the three ingredients together so they penetrate the skin more deeply.“It’s much more bio-available to the skin,” said Tsai.
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“I was making the guacamole when my scout saw me,” says model @stuckinteenage on being discovered just six months ago while working at @chipotlemexicangrill. Since then Williams has signed with @dnamodels, walked in her first show at @calvinklein and landed on the cover of @vogueitalia – a high point of any model’s career. To read @lisajlockwood’s full interview with the model on her experiences thus far, head to WWD.com – link in bio. (📷: George Chinsee)
“I love the idea of dialogue, period. It’s where I’ve always gotten my inspiration from: hearing other women speak, their journeys and their paths,” said @hereisgina, who delivered the keynote speech at the @sxsw conference for @createcultivate, the online platform and conference series for women. For her two panels, Rodriguez chose female empowering, female-led and female entrepreneurs to focus on. Head to WWD.com to read more about her thoughts on Time’s Up, growing up in a family of women and why we “need a girls’ club.” #wwdeye #sxsw (📷: @jgreenery)
Leading luxury brand are shaking things up to keep up with streetwear. Case in point: the arrival of @mrkimjones as artistic director of @diorhomme. Jones, who succeeds @Kris_Van_Assche, is seen as one of the handful of designers who can actually straddle the luxury and streetwear worlds — which could lead to even more changes at established brands. What could this mean for the rest of the menswear landscape? Head to WWD.com to find out what experts predict #wwdfashion (📷: @franckmura)
“It’s like buying groceries. You’re going to buy the best mango, the best mozzarella, the best things. You have to, or others are going to take it all,” said @gabrielahearst on why she uses only the finest fabrics. Last week, Hearst received her first @cfda nomination for Womenswear Designer of the Year, and earlier this month she opened a permanent showroom in Paris. To read @jessiredale’s interview with the designer and find out why this is shaping up to be a big year for her, head to WWD.com. #wwdfashion (📷: @francoisgoize)
“It’s an interesting thing, playing a younger version of your mother. It’s an interesting concept. I adore my mom and love her in every capacity, but it was just something that had never crossed my mind,” says @anniemstarke on playing a young Joan Castleman in “The Wife.” The same role will be played by her mother Glenn Close. Read more about her growing up in the film industry as the daughter of producer John H. Starke and Close and what she has planned for the future #wwdeye (📷: @nataliamantini)
@asics is launching a new streetwear sneaker inspired by its latest ambassador, @steveaoki. The Hyper-Kenzen x Aoki, which will launch at @footlocker stores exclusively tomorrow, is a slip-on style that incorporates the brand’s proprietary Gel technology through beads integrated into the midsole for comfort and endurance. Read the full story on WWD.com.