What’s in Nancy’s Bag Shopper: Nancy Prager, 35 Date/Time: 1.04.2012, 2:23 p.m. Store: L’Occitane Location: 630 Old Country Road, Garden City, NY
“I first discovered L’Occitane’s Ultra Rich Shea Butter in a hotel on my honeymoon seven years ago,” says 35-year-old pharmacist and Mineola resident Nancy Prager, during a pre-work run to the Roosevelt Field Mall.
“Every time I smell it, it reminds me of Hawaii and of my husband.” Prager stopped in today to buy the lotion in its limited edition 16.9 oz. size, which L’Occitane only offers twice a year. “I’m hooked on their shea products,” she says. “They smell fresh, aren’t greasy and are very moisturizing.”
Prager, who works in a hospital, describes herself as a “loyal” but low-key beauty shopper, noting she will go out of her way to replace items that she loves. Prager counts sunscreen, Crème de la Mer, Kinerase eye cream, Lancôme mascara and Chanel foundation as her beauty staples for day, and MAC makeup and Prada fragrance for night. Because her hours at the hospital can run into the early mornings and late evenings, she’s drawn to products that hydrate and keep undereye puffiness at bay.What’s in Tara’s Bag
Shopper: Tara Dalessandro, 32 Date/Time: 1.04.2012, 1:08 p.m. Store: Macy’s Location: 630 Old Country Road, Garden City, NY
On a frigid January day, stay-at-home mom Tara Dalessandro stopped by the Lancôme counter at her local Macy’s for a new foundation. “I love the way Lancôme products smell,” says the mother of three. Although she arrived with only a foundation in mind, Dalessandro, a native of nearby Westbury, N.Y., wound up also purchasing concealer, lip gloss and an antiaging serum that she was told would take years off her face.
At the counter, Dalessandro sat with a beauty adviser who cleaned her face and applied Genifique Youth Activating Concentrate. “I wasn’t planning on buying skin care, but I loved how it felt,” she says. “Also, they told me this was on The Dr. Oz Show, which helped sway me.”
Naming Chanel lip gloss, Artistry face wash and Pantene shampoo as favorites, Dalessandro says she is low maintenance. “In the morning I wash my face and rush to get the kids to school,” she says. “At night I use moisturizer.”
Harrods plans to remove the famous statue of Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed from the bottom of the Egyptian escalators and hand it back to Mohamed Al-Fayed. “We are very proud to have played our role in celebrating the lives of Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Al Fayed at Harrods and to have welcomed people from around the world to visit the memorial for the past 20 years,” said Michael Ward, Harrods managing director. “With the announcement of the new official memorial statue to Diana, Princess of Wales at Kensington Palace, we feel that the time is right to return this memorial to Mr. Al Fayed and for the public to be invited to pay their respects at the palace.” More on the news, with reporting by @loreleimarfil, at WWD.com. #wwdnews
@prada is introducing a new project at its men’s fall 2018 show this Sunday: “Prada Invites.” The fashion house invited four celebrated creative minds – @ronanaerwanbouroullec, Konstantin Grcic, @herzogdemeuron and @rem.koolhaas – to each create a unique item with its iconic nylon material. The designs will be unveiled on the runway show, which will take place at the company’s warehouse in Viale Ortles 25. #wwdfashion #mfwm (📷: @martinocarrera)
@kering_official is spinning off its stake in puma in an effort to focus on its luxury brands, the brand operator announced yesterday. “We are proud to have supported the turnaround of Puma, which now has unrivaled capabilities to take full advantage of the specific dynamics of its global markets and is poised to achieve substantial growth,” said François-Henri Pinault, Kering’s chief executive officer and chairman. Artémis will become a “long-term strategic shareholder” of Puma with a 29 percent stake. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
The fashion world mourns for celebrated street style photographer, Nabile Quenum, who died at age 32 in Paris.
Quenum, creator of the fashion blog “J’ai Perdu Ma Veste,” was a fashion week fixture, and regularly shot for New York magazine’s The Cut, among other outlets, and brands such as Louis Vuitton, Moncler and Adidas. He was also actively involved in the #NoFreePhotos initiative, which kicked off in the fall. Read more about Quenum in @kbsmoke's story on WWD.com. #wwdnews
@verwanggang and @maisonladuree have teamed up on a dessert collab called Vera Wang Pour Ladurée. The collection, which launched this week, features a specialty macaroon, as well as a wedding cake inspired by one of the designer’s gowns. “I could not imagine a more delicate or sophisticated creation to grace any couple’s celebration,” said Wang. #wwdfashion