Long lauded as one of the chicest women in New York, Aerin Lauder will bring her effortless style to a broader audience this month with the launch of her eponymous luxury lifestyle brand. First up for the multitasking mother of two: A signature cosmetics collection, to be followed later this year with personal accessories, fabrics and home items. Here, the native New Yorker shares her favorite resources for work and play.
Airline: British Airways The flight attendants are always inviting and I especially love the English breakfast of eggs and sausage.
Business Travel City: Los Angeles Even though you’re working, the weather and scenery makes you still feel like you’re on vacation.
Mobile Device: I still love my blackberry. Restaurant for Business Lunch: The Four Seasons Restaurant. 99 East 52nd Street; 212-754-9494 Restaurant for Business Dinner: ACME The booths are perfect for a quiet, delicious dinner. 9 Great Jones Street; 212-201-2121
HEALTH & BEAUTY
Dermatologist: Dr. Joel Kassimir. 10 East 88th Street; 212-876-3319
Hairstylist & Makeup Artist: Paul Podluck. 25 East 67th Street; 212-717-6622
Manicurist: Danvie Nail Salon. 766 Madison Avenue; 212-628-2123
Stylist: Tabitha Simmons She is feminine, modern and always has an effortless style. Tabithasimmons.com PLEASURE
Bakery: Baked by Melissa It’s fun to customize an order with your children. The Web site is great and interactive. Bakedbymelissa.com
Band: U2 Book: Ali in Wonderland by Ali Wentworth It is laugh-out-loud funny. Celebration Restaurant: Indochine. I’ve been going there since I was a teenager. It always stays the same and is always good. 430 Lafayette Street; 212-505-5111 Champagne: Cristal
Chocolatier: Teuscher. The perfect and ultimate gift. I love the unique boxes with flowers or animals. 25 East 61st Street; 800-554-0624
Clothing Store/Evening: J.Mendel. 723 Madison Avenue; 212-832-5830
Clothing Store/Weekend: Barneys New York. 660 Madison Avenue; 212-826-8900 Coffee Order: Corner truck
Diner:Bridgehampton Candy Kitchen. The homemade Oreo ice cream is incredible. 2391 Montauk Highway; 631-537-9885
Florist: Zeze Zeze is an amazing place to browse. More than just a florist, there are wonderful objects, photos and antiques. 938 First Avenue; 212-753-7767
Hideaway: Parrot Cay Beach Bungalow in Turks and Caicos It is the ultimate hideaway. Everything is perfect— the beach, the pool, the spa and the food. Parrotcay.com
Shoe Store: Christian Louboutin. 965 Madison Avenue; 212-396-1884
Stationer: Smythson. I love stationery. I still believe in a proper thank-you note as opposed to an e-mail. I especially love their mini-size thank-you cards. 4 West 57th Street; 212-265-4573
Vacation Spot: Aspen, Colo. It’s a great family vacation spot. Something for everyone.
@tradesy is turning the concept of a showroom upside down with its new space in Santa Monica. Here, the company plans to hold events, art exhibits and a showcase rare fashion pieces like this Louis Vuitton boxing set. Get all the details on Tradesy’s first showroom on WWD.com. #wwdnews
Spotted last night at the @erdem x @hm launch event: Kate Bosworth, Rashida Jones, Kirsten Dunst and Selma Blair. The party, which took place in LA, also marked the opening of their pop-up shop. “I was interested in creating a collection that wasn’t in any way disposable. It was about pieces you’d create and keep forever, things that have a permanence to it,” designer Erdem Moralioglu said. #wwdeye (📷: Katie Jones)
Renee Zellweger in yellow in 2001 and again in 2017. Chosen as one of the 12 @pantone Leading Spring Colors (and dubbed “Meadowlark”), it only makes sense that the bright hue stands the test of time and is making a resurgence this season, seen already on stars like @blakelively and @gigihadid. (📷: Donato Sardello & @rexfeatures) #wwdfashion #tbt
Dior’s 70th anniversary celebration continues with a new exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. “Christian Dior,” which is scheduled to run through March 18, takes a look at the founders tenure from 1947 to 1057 and feature 40 designs. Pictured here is an evening gown from the Ailée, fall 1948-49 haute couture collection. #wwdfashion (📷: Brian Boyle)
As one of the most recognizable models in the world, Christy Turlington Burns has an insider’s view of the fashion industry and the allegations of sexual harassment swirling around it. “I can say that harassment and mistreatment have always been widely known and tolerated in the industry. The industry is surrounded by predators who thrive on the constant rejection and loneliness so many of us have experiences at some point in our careers,” Turlington told WWD, along with her suggestions for how the modeling world should protect younger women and men. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: Tony Palmieri) #wwdnews
@asics America has tapped a new brand ambassador: famed DJ/record producer @steveaoki. This initiative is intended to set the tone for the new brand identity and philosophy and will include partnerships with influencers and in-store and off-line activations that will continue into next year. This is Asics’ most significant marketing effort in two decades, and is expected to attract younger consumers to the brand. #wwdfashion
24-year-old Jean Prounis is redefining the rules of jewelry. Formerly a studio assistant to Jemima Kirke and a design apprentice at Ghuran, she focuses on handcrafted subtleties and ancient goldsmithing techniques. “There was a really sterile feel in the environment and I wanted to have jewelry with character that shapes how you wear it everyday,” Prounis said. Each piece is hand made in New York, either by Prounis or three other jewelers in the district. #wwdfashion
“These collections continue to build on that vision, empowering differently abled adults to express themselves through fashion,” said @tommyhilfiger of his line of adaptive apparel, which launches today. The line consists of 37 men’s and 34 women’s styles based upon the pieces from the spring Tommy Hilfiger sportswear collection. #wwdnews