OLSENS HIT THE U.K.: Now tweens in the U.K. can tap into Mary-Kate and Ashley's style. The Olsen twins' Mary-kateandashley accessories line is set to make its debut at Claire's Stores in the U.K. in July, concurrent with the line's launch at Claire's in the U.S. The collection of belts, bags and jewelry, designed exclusively for the costume jewelry and accessories retailer, will be sold at 65 Claire's Stores across the U.K. The accessories will retail alongside the twins' cosmetics line, which launched in partnership with Claire's in the U.S. in February. Prices will range from $5.60 for a mascara to $22.50 for a handbag. "For millions of tween girls nationwide, Claire's is a preferred shopping destination," said Diane Reichenberger, chief executive officer of Dualstar Entertainment Group, the Olsens' company. "We are very happy with the Claire's Stores relationship in the U.S. and look forward to a successful partnership in the U.K."
WORLD CUP T-SHIRTS: Steve & Barry's, the apparel chain, has entered into a licensing agreement with the Fédération Internationale de Football Association, in time for soccer's biggest event, the 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany, which takes place Friday through July 9. Steve & Barry's has produced a variety of 2006 FIFA World Cup licensed T-shirts for women, men and children. The licensed collection features graphic T-shirts emblazoned with the logos of participating countries, including the U.S., Mexico, Italy, Germany, France and defending FIFA World Cup champion Brazil. The FIFA World Cup T-shirts are priced at $9.98 and are being sold in Steve & Barry's stores across the country.
SALLY NAMES PRESIDENT: Sally Beauty Co. has tapped Michael G. Spinozzi as president, a new position, to oversee the 2,100-unit Sally Beauty Supply retail chain in the U.S. and Canada. The former executive vice president and chief product officer for Borders will oversee U.S. and Canada store operations, merchandising, purchasing, advertising, customer service, customer relationship marketing and loyalty programs. Spinozzi will report to Gary Winterhalter, president of Denton, Tex.-based Sally Beauty Co. and Beauty Systems Group, a $2 billion group consisting of Sally Beauty Supply stores, BSG professional-only beauty stores, a distributorship and sales representatives. The need for Spinozzi's position emerges as the role of Michael Renzulli, chairman, Sally Beauty Co., in day-to-day business decreases.
In honor the @CFDA’s announcement of @iamnaomicampbell receiving the Fashion Icon Award at the 2018 #CFDAAwards, which will take place on June 4, here’s a #tbt of the supermodel on @michaelkors’ runway in 1991. #wwdfashion #wwdarchive (📷: George Chinsee)
“I was making the guacamole when my scout saw me,” says model @stuckinteenage on being discovered just six months ago while working at @chipotlemexicangrill. Since then Williams has signed with @dnamodels, walked in her first show at @calvinklein and landed on the cover of @vogueitalia – a high point of any model’s career. To read @lisajlockwood’s full interview with the model on her experiences thus far, head to WWD.com – link in bio. (📷: George Chinsee)
“I love the idea of dialogue, period. It’s where I’ve always gotten my inspiration from: hearing other women speak, their journeys and their paths,” said @hereisgina, who delivered the keynote speech during @sxsw for @createcultivate in partnership with @fossil. For her two panels, Rodriguez chose female empowering, female-led and female entrepreneurs to focus on. Head to WWD.com to read more about her thoughts on Time’s Up, growing up in a family of women and why we “need a girls’ club.” #wwdeye #sxsw (📷: @jgreenery)
Leading luxury brand are shaking things up to keep up with streetwear. Case in point: the arrival of @mrkimjones as artistic director of @diorhomme. Jones, who succeeds @Kris_Van_Assche, is seen as one of the handful of designers who can actually straddle the luxury and streetwear worlds — which could lead to even more changes at established brands. What could this mean for the rest of the menswear landscape? Head to WWD.com to find out what experts predict #wwdfashion (📷: @franckmura)
“It’s like buying groceries. You’re going to buy the best mango, the best mozzarella, the best things. You have to, or others are going to take it all,” said @gabrielahearst on why she uses only the finest fabrics. Last week, Hearst received her first @cfda nomination for Womenswear Designer of the Year, and earlier this month she opened a permanent showroom in Paris. To read @jessiredale’s interview with the designer and find out why this is shaping up to be a big year for her, head to WWD.com. #wwdfashion (📷: @francoisgoize)
“It’s an interesting thing, playing a younger version of your mother. It’s an interesting concept. I adore my mom and love her in every capacity, but it was just something that had never crossed my mind,” says @anniemstarke on playing a young Joan Castleman in “The Wife.” The same role will be played by her mother Glenn Close. Read more about her growing up in the film industry as the daughter of producer John H. Starke and Close and what she has planned for the future #wwdeye (📷: @nataliamantini)
@asics is launching a new streetwear sneaker inspired by its latest ambassador, @steveaoki. The Hyper-Kenzen x Aoki, which will launch at @footlocker stores exclusively tomorrow, is a slip-on style that incorporates the brand’s proprietary Gel technology through beads integrated into the midsole for comfort and endurance. Read the full story on WWD.com.