AUGUST MOON: August Silk Intimates has launched its first line of boudoir accessories called August Moon. The accessories include plush-looking throws of solid and printed silk and silk pillows ranging from petite neck rolls to puffy oversized numbers...
AUGUST MOON: August Silk Intimates has launched its first line of boudoir accessories called August Moon. The accessories include plush-looking throws of solid and printed silk and silk pillows ranging from petite neck rolls to puffy oversized numbers for the bed or sofa. Each pillow and throw coordinates with the sleepwear, daywear and at-homewear collections of August Silk.
Prints include contemporary florals, jungle florals, graphics and animal motifs. Lisa Leigh, director of sales and merchandising, said: "Accessories for the home are so important now, especially with the growing trend of at-homewear that’s dual-purpose and meant to be seen. The idea is to pamper one’s self, something that is no longer a luxury but a necessity."
UNDERCOVER AGENT: Serena Rees, cofounder of racy British lingerie label Agent Provocateur, was at Henri Bendel waxing on about the charming boudoir space the retailer created for Rees’ first in-store shop on Oct 28.
"We’ve been approached by a lot of big stores to do this, but we knew it would never be quite right, until Bendel’s," said Rees. "They did a wonderful job here, creating our own environment within theirs." Nestled on Bendel’s second floor in a corner all its own, the pale pink-and-black color scheme and sexily attired saleswomen lend a "naughty" air to the shop. Bestsellers so far include diamante whips and cuffs along with nighties and corsets.
FELINA’S FLOOR: Felina Lingerie has purchased the fourth floor of a building at 12 West 32nd Street for its new offices and showrooms in Manhattan.
The Chatsworth, Calif.-based maker of branded and private label foundations, daywear and sleepwear, will continue to maintain its current showroom at 180 Madison Avenue until the firm moves to the new location in August.
Robert Zarabi, chief executive officer of Felina, said the expansion was necessary because of the company’s acquisition of the Jezebel foundations brand this year.
NAME THIS ITEM: Groove Marketing LLC has launched an international contest to name its debut product, a zip-front lounger for women.
The contest ends Jan. 31. Details and visuals of the garment are available at namethisproduct.com. The winner will be announced in February.The grand-prize winner will receive a five-day, four-night vacation at the Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island in the Bahamas. The winner will also receive permanent name recognition on the garment’s hangtag for as long as Groove Marketing produces the item.
Brad Beasley, president and chief executive of San Antonio, Texas-based Groove, said: "The pillow-soft garment is 100 percent polyester fleece and is comfortable, stylish and warm."
Suggested retail will be $29.99, and colors are red, blue, lavender and light pink.
GOODFELLAS: Two intimate apparel industry execs have received the 2002 Life Membership Award from The Goodfellowship Corset Club: Marty Birnbaum of Westchester Lace and Walter Costello of Macra Lace.
Birnbaum and Costello received the awards for community service as well as their contributions to the intimate apparel industry at a cocktail party and dinner last month at the 200 Fifth Avenue Club.
As one of the most recognizable models in the world, Christy Turlington Burns has an insider’s view of the fashion industry and the allegations of sexual harassment swirling around it. “I can say that harassment and mistreatment have always been widely known and tolerated in the industry. The industry is surrounded by predators who thrive on the constant rejection and loneliness so many of us have experiences at some point in our careers,” Turlington told WWD, along with her suggestions for how the modeling world should protect younger women and men. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: Tony Palmieri) #wwdnews
@asics America has tapped a new brand ambassador: famed DJ/record producer @steveaoki. This initiative is intended to set the tone for the new brand identity and philosophy and will include partnerships with influencers and in-store and off-line activations that will continue into next year. This is Asics’ most significant marketing effort in two decades, and is expected to attract younger consumers to the brand. #wwdfashion
24-year-old Jean Prounis is redefining the rules of jewelry. Formerly a studio assistant to Jemima Kirke and a design apprentice at Ghuran, she focuses on handcrafted subtleties and ancient goldsmithing techniques. “There was a really sterile feel in the environment and I wanted to have jewelry with character that shapes how you wear it everyday,” Prounis said. Each piece is hand made in New York, either by Prounis or three other jewelers in the district. #wwdfashion
“These collections continue to build on that vision, empowering differently abled adults to express themselves through fashion,” said @tommyhilfiger of his line of adaptive apparel, which launches today. The line consists of 37 men’s and 34 women’s styles based upon the pieces from the spring Tommy Hilfiger sportswear collection. #wwdnews
“Stranger Things” is getting a new cast member for season 2. Meet @sadiesink_, the 15-year-old who will be joining the Netflix series for its new season. You may recognize her from “The Glass Castle” with Brie Larson and Woody Harrelson, but the Texas native’s next role goes in an entirely different direction. She describes her character, Max, as “a rough and tumble skater girl [who] becomes friends with the boys at school.” The second season debuts on October 27. (📷: @jgreenery) #wwdeye
Amid the Harvey Weinstein controversy, there’s another sector that’s being put under the spotlight for sexual abuse: the modeling industry. While rumors about abuse and sexual harassment of female and male models — and the photographers, agents and others who perpetrated it — have circulated within the fashion world for years, model @cameronrussell started posting stories from models on Instagram last week about abusive situations they’ve encountered — from sexual harassment and molestation to attempted rape. Over 75 have weighed in so far. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdnews
To celebrate its 16th anniversary, @dylanscandybar tapped designers and celebrities to create mosaics out of candy. The mosaics will be auctioned off to support the philanthropic cause of each participant’s choice. Pictured here is the mural created by @aliceandolivia's Stacey Bendet. For a first look at some of the other artwork being unveiled tonight, go to WWD.com. #wwdeye
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