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.
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