Steve Martin once said in his movie, "L.A. Story," that Los Angeles is "A place of secrets...secret houses, lives, pleasures." Well, Fred Segal Beauty in Santa Monica —a salon, retail store and day spa opened in 1992— is one of those "secret" addresses. For 15 years, it has enjoyed cult status among in-the-know locals as the beauty haven on the West Side. Now, it is getting some company. In May, natural skin care spa Arcona Studio relocated from its Valley Village home near Studio City to a 2,600-square-foot space right across the street from Fred Segal Beauty. "For a long time, so much of our [West Side] clientele has had to come to us," says Chanel Jenae, who joined Arcona in 1999 and has helmed the company with chief executive Kevin Anderson since its namesake, Arcona Devan, passed away in 2004. "We knew that we would find a good match here. We really love the energy and the openness to alternative movements [in Santa Monica]." With a skin care philosophy based on natural actives sans petroleum-based compounds, Arcona's services include the $115 organic enzyme peel and an $85 signature facial contouring treatment. Attracted by the area's low-key vibe, Byu-ti Hair Therapy owner Natasha Sunshine has chosen to open a 1,300- square-foot, 10-chair space on Wilshire Boulevard in Santa Monica. Cuts range from $75 to $200, but the highlight of a visit is a $75 custom-blended reparative treatment that begins with a base conditioner for rectifying overprocessed strands. "[Customers] want an environment where they feel that someone cares about them; where at the same time, they can get great service," says Sunshine. Later this year, the power hairdressing duo and Wella creative directors Christopher and Sonya Dove are putting their stamp on Santa Monica with a new 2,300-square-foot salon on Main Street. Attracted by the area's comparatively slow-paced lifestyle, the Doves plan to "bring Beverly Hills to Santa Monica" with an open color bar. "We are not ritzy Beverly Hills hairdresser types. We haven't got any pretension to us," explains Christopher Dove. "We just want to treat all our clients like celebrities." And by the way, all of these salons and spas are just a block or two from the beach, so bring your suit.
“I design by visualization. I see things, and most of the time they’re not practical to actually make, and what I’ve found here, it’s like anything’s possible. This is the first time that I’ve made a sole unit in two months. That process usually would take six, so here’s a difference,” said @virgilabloh of the first sneaker sample he created for @louisvuitton, pictured here. Abloh spoke to WWD about his debut collection for Louis Vuitton, creating @kendalljenner’s #metgala outfit and redefining the heritage brand. Read the full story on WWD.com. #wwdfashion (📷: @alfredo_piola)
The world’s largest producer of denim @iskodenim is sharing the strategy behind its product development process. Read our full interview with ISKO’s product development manager Baris Ozden on the company’s extensive research practices, upcoming denim trends and the latest material innovations on WWD.com. #iskodenim
“I genuinely fell in love with water, I fell in love with Fiji, I fell in love with the whole life that we lived for those few months,” says @mrsamclaflin of filming for his new movie “Adrift” with @shailenewoodley. The 31-year-old actor spoke with WWD about his upcoming projects, meeting Jamie Dornan and working with co-star Woodley. #wwdeye (📷: @jamstoker)
3 years ago, fans of the late singer Aaliyah started calling for a collaboration with @maccosmetics. With the strength of social media — including mock ups of products — 25,000 people signed a Change.org petition for a limited-edition collection, and MAC couldn’t ignore the buzz. Tomorrow, MAC will unveil MAC x Aaliyah, a tribute to the singer who passed away nearly 17 years ago. Head to our stories to preview the new collection, which was worked on by Aaliyah’s family and inspired directly by her makeup bag. #wwdbeauty
Artistic director @clarewaightkeller will be dedicating @givenchyofficial’s fall 2018 couture show in Paris on July 1 to house founder Hubert de Givenchy, who passed away in March at age 91. Givenchy said the collection would be “an homage to his iconic creations, technique, and personal lexicon” and a “celebration of his timeless elegance and grace.” Head to WWD.com to read more. #wwdfashion (📷: Delphine Achard)
La Double J made a name for itself with its vintage-inspired prints, but for resort, designer JJ Martin has ventured into new territory: enter rich jewel toned solids and decadent embellishment, in the form of appliqués, crystals and sequins. #wwdfashion #resort19 #ladoublej
This Just In: J. Crew Group has named Johanna Uurasjarvi as its chief design officer.
Uurasjarvi succeeds Somsack Sikhounmuong, who left the company last September. Tap the link in bio for the full report. #wwdnews
“She came into my hotel room and she was like, ‘I have Chanel and Christian Dior.’ She was like, ‘Chanel likes you.’ And I was like, ‘I’m going to start crying,’” breakout star Maddie Hasson tells WWD of her styling sessions Molly Dickson. “I really like classic, elegant things. I love the way Anna Wintour dresses.” Read more about Hasson’s role in @impulseseries on wwd.com. (📸: @jgreenery ) #wwdeye
@virgilabloh revealed he's working with Australian stylist and
Vogue Australia fashion director @christinecentenera for his debut @louisvuitton men's collection, which will be presented in Paris on June 21. Centenera met Abloh while both working with Kanye West, where she consulted on his all his runway collections since his debut spring 2012 women's wear show. Read the full story on WWD.com. #wwdfashion #wwdnews (📷: @asussmanphoto)