As chief executive officer of Shiseido Cosmetics America, Heidi Manheimer maintains a jam-packed schedule. So whether she’s pounding the pavement at home in New York or traveling the world for pleasure, Manheimer has become expert at sourcing the best of everything. Here, a roundup of some favorites.
Airline: British Airways. Being married to a Brit, I’ve been converted to BA. Their service surpasses anything you will find on any domestic airline.
Business Travel City: Tokyo, Japan: Wherever you go—store, restaurant, museum—you get to experience amazing service that is highly attentive and very gracious. The city is also incredibly inspiring and energizing, with new trends emerging daily. Restaurant for Business Lunch: Core Club. The food is always good, plus it’s near the office, which helps on rainy days. 66 East 55th Street; 212-650-9442 Restaurant for Celebrations: Picholine. A great combination—ambience plus non- fussy French food. 35 West 64th Street; 212-724-8585
Diner: SouthamptonPrincessDiner. My order is pretty consistent—an egg white omelet or an Asian chicken salad. 32 Montauk Highway, Southampton, NY; 631-283-4255 Car Service: Valera Global. 718-786-2222
Dry Cleaner: Savitt Cleaners. Great personal service. 1524 First Avenue; 212-744-4364 HEALTH & BEAUTY
Hair: SeanChin-SueatPierreMichel (cuts). 135 East 57th Street, 3rd floor; 212-755-9500
Cindy Hanna for blow-drys (where you will surely run into many beauty executives before 8 a.m.). 111 East 56th Street; 347-224-4157
Manicurist: Maria Chiriencu at Paul Labrecque. She’s as nice as she is talented. 171 East 65th Street; 212-988-7816 Makeup Artist: LindaIdehenre. Clé de Peau makeup artist at Saks Fifth Avenue. 611 Fifth Avenue; 212-940-2170
Dermatologist: Dr. Linda Franks. A very skilled doctor with a warm and engaging bedside manner. 60 Gramercy Park; 212-475-2312
Trainer: Josh Holland at Core Club. Great energy, which helps for those early morning workouts. (Rumor has it he has trained some pretty high-profile celebs.) PLEASURE App: Scrabble for iPad. Highly addictive.
Champagne: Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé Brut.
Chocolatier: Li-Lac Chocolates. Beautiful and delicious handmade chocolates. The chocolate-dipped fruit makes a great hostess gift. 40 Eighth Avenue; 212-924-2280
Clothing Store/Business: I shop many department and specialty stores, but the Derek Lam Boutique on Madison Avenue is my new favorite. 764 Madison Avenue; 212-493-4454
Clothing Store/Weekend: Having spent so many years at Barneys and Bloomingdale’s, I still enjoy shopping those stores since I know them so well. Bloomingdale’s:1000 Third Avenue; 212-705-2000 Barneys New York: 660 Madison Avenue, 212-826-8900
Shoes: Christian Louboutin. Great quality shoes that are really comfortable (assuming you don’t buy the four-inch heels). 59 Horatio Street; 212-255-1919
Vacation Spot: I love to travel, so it’s hard to narrow it down. My last trip was to Buenos Aires and Mendoza in Argentina, so for the moment, those are my favorite spots.
In yet another fashion show shuffle, @elleryland is moving its show in sync with the Paris couture calendar — though the brand is still keeping one foot on the city’s ready-to-wear schedule. Their runway show in January will coincide with the launch of a new strategy: designing two main collections each year instead of four, which will then be released in four drops. “As we all know, the system needs to change. We need to show sooner to give time back to artisans and designers to do what they do best — create,” said founder Kym Ellery. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @kukukuba)
@maxmara’s classic 101801 coat was the cornerstone of its pre-fall 2018 collection. The design team expanded the traditional double-breasted, kimono-sleeved style into a trapeze coat, lean belted styles and a peacoat and presented them in monochromatic looks – like the camel one pictured here. #wwdfashion #prefall18 (📷: George Chinsee)
The @cfda has shifted the dates of #NYFW, with Men’s showing on February 5 through February 7, and Women’s will directly follow, running from February 8 through 14. The preliminary schedule will be released on the CFDA’s web site in the next few days, but Mark Beckham, VP of marketing for the CFDA, revealed that @rafsimons will be back to close the men’s-specific part of the week with a show on February 7 #wwdfashion (📷: Kelly Taub)
@ferragamo is introducing a new space dedicated to the development of women’s and men’s leather good samples. The laboratory, which is created eco-friendly materials and designed to reduce the environmental impact of the manufacturing processes, will allow the company to expand its accessories offering through traditional artisanal approaches. #wwdfashion (📷: @aitorrosasphoto)
How does a “regular, degular, schmegular” girl from the Bronx, N.Y., become a Grammy-nominated artist with a certified platinum record in less than a year? Call it the @iamcardib come up. The 25-year-old has become a musical sensation, and the fashion world is taking note. “If I could describe her style I would say drama. She’s really into the dramatics,” says Cardi B’s stylist @kollincarter. See how Carter styles her bold and out there looks with the link in bio. #wwdfashion
“There is no formula. There is no guideline. I can watch Ted Talks all day, but there is no one who can advise me on exactly what it is I should be doing,” said @ronniefieg, CEO of @kith, in an interview with WWD’s @ariahughes at the brand’s new SoHo office in Manhattan. Head to WWD.com to see how Fieg went from hanging out in shoe stockrooms at 13 to building his own business. #wwdfashion (📷: @weston.wells)
@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