Despite the recession and an inevitable shift in the spending habits of the beauty consumer, Allure editor in chief Linda Wells sees a silver lining for the industry.
“We’re hungry for innovation. We need products that work,” said Wells, adding that “innovation has always sold, even in difficult times.” Wells cited the success of the Elizabeth Arden cult product, Eight Hour Cream as well as Revlon’s nail enamel, both launched during the Great Depression, as examples of new ideas that spoke to women during low economic points. Wells said today’s woman is craving value and for her, beauty value means performance.
Steve Aoki held a presentation, a runway show and outdoor concert for his men's line Dim Mak. Here's a look from his spring 2018 collection, which was titled "Paradise Found." #wwdfashion #wwdmens (📷: George Chinsee)
"It's really hard sometimes. I think I have a reputation for being really tough and aggressive and pushy but I really am a very shy person who wants to be liked, and that's the conflict constantly. There's something that takes hold - I want people to like me, I don't want to be mean - but if I see something that just cries out to be answered, I go for it," says renowned NBC News correspondent Andrea Mitchell. (📷: @axeldupeux)