BRIGHT BUDS Starting in September, lantern-shaped Sandersonia lilies are imported to the United States from New Zealand. While they’re free of fragrance, they’re rich in color, ranging from bright yellow to deep orange. Florist Jonathan Rachman of San Francisco’s Fleur’t arranges the flower with similarly colored circus roses and delicate malvas.
HAUTE CHOCOLATE Forget Swiss Miss. The latest in cocoa is drinking chocolate, a thick concoction of the solid confection melted with milk or cream. Vendors including MarieBelle in New York and Bittersweet in San Francisco serve it hot or cold and add spices such as chipotle, which harken back to the rich beverage’s Mayan and Aztec roots.
OUT OF HAND Buddha’s Hand citron is all rind and no flesh. The sweet zest of the fruit is used mostly to flavor liqueurs and vodkas, but in Chinese and Japanese households, it’s also used as a natural air freshener. Originally from India, the Buddha’s Hand also grows in California, where its peak season lasts from late October until early April.
PEACHY KEEN Intensely yellow with red striations, late-harvest Leonforte peaches are so sweet they taste as if they’ve been candied. The extraordinary flavor comes from skilled Sicilian workers, who individually wrap each tiny, green peach in a protective wax paper bag during June, eliminating the need for pesticides and allowing the fruit to mature on the tree longer than usual. The harvest is September through November, but for now, unfortunately, the fruit is only found in Sicily. —RACHEL MASCETTA
EXCLUSIVE: @tomford is opening its first-ever beauty store. The boutique, which opens November 20 in London’s Covent Gardens, was designed with the over the top glam Ford is known for. Read the full story on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: Simon Wagner) #TomFordBeauty
New York-based DJ @harleyvnewton threw a party to celebrate the holiday collection of her dress and pajama line @hvn at the Ladurée Beverly Hills. It Girls @katebosworth, @rashidajones and more joined in on the fun, which included cocktails, croque monsieur sandwiches and a photo booth. #wwdfashion (📷: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com)
For the holidays, @Burberry partnered with 20-year-old artist @blondeymccoy on a series of three outdoor murals in downtown Manhattan. The murals are McCoy’s interpretation of a Christmas eve party, the idea of charity and the spirit of family. His third mural, pictured here, is the most personal. The image depicts McCoy’s grandparents and father in London’s Trafalgar Square in the Seventies. “My work often features lots of sentimental objects.” #wwdeye
For spring 2018, designers applied bold colors and cartoonish motifs on everything from sneakers and belts to key chains. See all the top men’s accessories trends on WWD.com. #wwdtrends (📷: George Chinsee; Prop Styling by @rnasti; Market Editor: @luiscampuzano)
The @dior-sponsored @guggenheim international gala pre-party has a history of drawing cool-girl musical acts to serenade the crowd –– and last night was no exception. @haimtheband performed songs both new and old, and lured a star-studded audience with the likes of Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Mamoudou Athie and more. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
In a partnership between the @metopera and the @englishnationalopera, “Marnie” was born. The opera, with costumes sponsored by @mrporterlive, is an adaptation of the 1961 thriller by Winston Graham. Arianne Phillips, who created the costumes, is no rookie: She’s styled Madonna for her tours and created costumes for a myriad of films in the past. Read WWD’s interview with Phillips, where she talks about her inspiration for the opera’s costumes on WWD.com #wwdfashion
@barneysnyc took a different approach to their holiday windows this year. Instead of Christmas decor, Barneys tapped @thehaasbrothers to tell a story of positivity, gratitude and inclusivity via heartwarming silliness and humor. “It’s about kids and it’s about coming together and being family and loving each other,” said Simon Haas. #wwdfashion (📷: @joshuascottphoto)
Beauty influencer @kandeejohnson makes her foray into hair care with a collaboration with @ogx_beauty — making it the first time that OGX has teamed up for a product creation. The collab includes shampoos and conditioners in three scents. At 39 and a mom, Johnson is a different profile than the emerging social media stars, but is considered one of the pioneers of the digital beauty influencer world. Read WWD’s interview with her on wwd.com, including the strangest beauty product she’s ever tried #wwdbeauty