ARDEN'S TRIPLE THREAT: Elizabeth Arden's top secret project for QVC might be on hold, but the company is not abandoning direct-response television. According to industry sources, Arden is proceeding with three...
ARDEN'S TRIPLE THREAT: Elizabeth Arden's top secret project for QVC might be on hold, but the company is not abandoning direct-response television. According to industry sources, Arden is proceeding with three infomercials, one each for Alpha Ceramides, Spa Collection and the Elizabeth Taylor fragrances.
"The infomercials would be used to promote the lines at retail and offer direct distribution to consumers," the source said. "They're still moving forward, but it's one by one."
Arden executives could not be reached for comment.
AGENT PROVOCATEUR: Ray Manzella is the prototypical Hollywood talent manager and packager.
At a recent lunch at the Russian Tea Room, he was flanked by a beautiful blonde and a cellular phone.
The blonde was Pamela Anderson, who stars in the hit television series "Bay Watch." Always looking for ways to maximize his clients' earning potential, Manzella said he's working on a deal for Anderson to sell beach accessories and sun tanning products on MTV in Europe.
Manzella is also working with Tony Curtis, who is reproducing his artwork and creating one-of-a-kind and limited editions of his work. The art will be sold on one of the home shopping networks.
Also in the pipeline is a collection of cosmetics for an unnamed country-and-western star, to be sold through an infomercial or home shopping network.
Manzella said there is also a cosmetics line in the works for Tracy Bregman-Recht, a star of "The Young and the Restless." Asked what makes her line different from scores of others on the market, Manzella said, "She has beautiful skin and is the right age."
GLAMOURPUSS: As Ginger, the movie star on "Gilligan's Island," Tina Louise kept up appearances while shipwrecked by wearing long, slinky gowns and spike heels.
The apparel designs she developed exclusively for Q2 are not quite as glamorous, but are nonetheless sophisticated.
Tina Louise Essentials, a collection of dresses and separates in ribbed Lycra spandex, is described as modern city dressing that can go from day to evening.
"She has a very sophisticated taste level," said a Q2 spokeswoman. "We liked the line and the pieces we've seen have been terrific."Tina Louise Essentials will be launched at the end of July, and the actress will appear in one of the segments.
The annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic in Pacific Palisades this weekend drew Kate Hudson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Laura Dern and more. See pictures of the star-studded event on WWD.com. (📷: @chelsealaurenla) #wwdeye
In his new book “Hollywood Royale,” Andy Warhol’s Protégé Matthew Rolston celebrates the Eighties revival of Hollywood glamour. Featuring more than 100 portraits taken by Rolston from 1977 to 1993, the book contains photos of icons like Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, and @drewbarrymore, pictured here in 1991. “Hollywood Royale,” out today, will be accompanied by an exhibition opening at Los Angeles’ Fahey/Klein Gallery on March 1. #wwdeye
"Nowadays when life is not so happy with everything going on in the world, I think people come to me for a little bit of whimsy and color and fun." - Designer Rebecca De Ravenel on her cult-favorite jewelry line. (📸 : @vsteves) #wwd40
“Everyone is talking about how the retail industry is struggling, but I think it’s an incredible time because brands who are doing something different and innovative are setting themselves up for the future,” said @adamgoldston, who founded the luxury athletic brand @apl with his brother @ryangoldsten. The Goldston’s are part of WWD’s 40 under 40: a group of industry notables. See the rest of the list on WWD.com. (📷: @vsteves) #wwd40
@eyeswoon blogger Athena Calderone debuted her first-ever cookbook, “Cook Beautiful,” which is heavily centered on the presentation and visual expression of food. Pictured here are her miso glazed carrots from the book. Get the recipe on WWD.com. (📷: @johnny_miller_) #wwdeye
“It’s passion that helps get anybody to a certain point and it’s what’s propelled me,” said Kith founder @ronniefieg, one of WWD’s 40 under 40: a group of industry notables who are changing the face of retail, fashion and beauty. Fieg, who opened a Manhattan flagship on October 7, began his career at age 13 as a stock boy and salesman for footwear chain David Z. “I think staying true to [my] beliefs, hard work and passion have gotten me to where [Kith] is today.” See the rest of the 40 at WWD.com. (📷: @vsteves) #wwd40
25-year-old @samweaving is about to break out this fall, starring in Netflix’s horror film “The Babysitter,” fittingly out today on Friday the 13th. That’s not the only place you’ll be seeing her, though — Weaving’s got a role Showtime’s “SMILF” and another alongside Frances McDormand and Woody Harrelson in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” Though she’s got a full plate at the moment, there’s one role she’s got her eye on: Marilyn Monroe. “I’m a little too young at the moment, but it’s on my bucket list,” the actress told WWD (📷: @dandoperalski) #wwdeye
BFF's Poppy Jamie and Suki Waterhouse celebrated the launch of their bag line Pop x Suki at Nordstrom last night. "The line is really about our friendship, and how we are so different but complement each other," said Waterhouse. 👯 (📷: Katie Jones) #wwdeye
After designing the new @louisvuitton and @bulgariofficial flagships and a @chanelofficial boutique opening in Japan, @petermarinoarchitect has another project on his plate: The Lobster Club. Located in the Seagram Building, it’s the famed architect’s first restaurant project in New York, serving up modern Japanese brasserie-style cuisine. Bronze hues, bespoke material detailing, blush and chartreuse tones and a heavy emphasis on Picasso can be seen throughout. Mark your calendars for Nov. 1 for the much-anticipated opening. (📷: @clint_spaulding) #wwdeye