NEW YORK - Where to find a quick haricut, a new place to mange and a place in the magazine sun.
RAY-BAN HITS THE STANDS: The eyewear division of Bausch & Lomb is looking to translate the image of its most popular brand, Ray-Ban, into magazine form. The company, in conjunction with publisher Hachette-Filipacchi and ad agency The Arnell Group, will roll out its first issue of Ray-Ban Sun this April. The magazine, which is expected to reach 1.3 million homes, will feature articles on -- what else? -- the sun as it relates to beauty, health, sports, entertainment and other lifestyle topics.
Ray-Ban Sun will also spotlight those that have fun in the sun. The debut issue features Olympian Jackie Joyner-Kersee and tennis aces Pete Sampras and Gabriela Sabatini, while model and volleyball player Gabrielle Reece graces the cover.
EAST SIDE OASIS: What you see is what you get at Moty Moty Salon, a newly opened establishment on the Upper East Side that glows like a little jewel set on a quiet, tree-lined street.
"Anyone passing by immediately can see what we're all about," says Moty Alvow, owner of the salon, which is located at 142 East 73rd St. "Our space is small, intimate, clean and bright, and I think in a city like this, that's inviting to a lot of people."
In addition, Alvow points out, he and his team -- which includes hair and makeup stylists as well as skin specialists -- don't require weeks of advance notice should a client decide she needs a quick pick-me-up.
"We make a point of accommodating people when it's convenient for them, not us," Alvow says."I don't think most women wake up in the morning and say, 'I really need to get my hair cut three weeks from now,' so when someone needs something done that day, we do it that day."
THE FIRM: Attention, nylon lovers! Firmament, a new bag line constructed primarily out of the trendy material, is here and in the stores. The company is the brainchild of Patricia and Michael Tagle, a brother-and-sister team. With backgrounds in marketing and time spent on Seventh Avenue, they've gone into the accessory business with a vengeance.Their current accounts include Charivari, Barneys New York and Fred Segal, L.A. The bags range in wholesale price from $30 to $135, and the Tagles project a wholesale volume of about $60,000 this year.
The core group of the collection is in nylon, because they believe it offers a lot of style at a reasonable price. "Firmament is for someone who is looking for the look but doesn't have the cash," says Michael, adding that he and his sister also hope to do a sportswear collection in the future. Then he says, "The bags are so popular right now they've already been shoplifted at Barneys."
A CORNER TABLE: Le Streghe, a new Italian restaurant on the corner of West Broadway and Grand Street, is serving up northern and southern Italian food in style. The restaurant, designed by Gianfranco Langatta, who also did the nearby Boom, has a arty industrial look to it that suits the character of the neighborhood. Its owners, Teresa Rovito and Maria Pezzella, have been in the restaurant trade here for over a decade.
Rovito's love of food and Pezzella's knowledge of wines make the pair a winning team. "Le Streghe is my baby," Rovito says. "I've been involved in other restaurants in the past, but this one has all the best elements of all I've learned and all I want a restaurant to be." Specialties of the house include a pasta caramelle, which suggests miniature party favors stuffed with veal and chicken, a moist and flavorful tuna tartare and a rich white chocolate mousse.
My character, Dinah Madani, is just the coolest, [most] badass woman imaginable," says @amberroserevah. The actress stars in @marvel's newest series on @netflix, @thepunisher. To prepare for her role, Revah sat down with Homeland agents to get a real sense of with Dinah's day-to-day life is really like. Read our full interview on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
A scene from the 91st annual @macys Thanksgiving Day Parade. The parade, which boasts 50 million TV viewers and 3.5 million on-site spectators, is considered one of the largest and most watched parades in the world. (📷: Jason Szenes/EPA-REX)
The circus came to @bloomingdales 59th Street on Tuesday night and lit up Lexington Avenue with acrobatic dancers, death-defying knife throwing, sword swallowing and aerial acts with no net. The 45 minutes of theatrics built up to unveiling the holiday windows depicting @swarovski crystal-encrusted circus pieces and scenes from “The Greatest Showman” – songs from the soundtrack included. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: Joshua Scott)
The psychedelic fashion that pervaded the ’60s is back with an exhibit at the @museumofcityny. “Mode New York: Fashion Takes a Trip” chronicles the changing styles from 1960 through 1973 and features designers such as @ysl, @oscardelarenta and more. The exhibition, which is on display through April 1, is organized into four periods: First Lady Fasion, Youthquake, New Bohemia and New Nonchalance. Pictured here is model Pat Bardonella during the Garvey Day Parade in 1968. (📷: @kwamebphoto) #wwdeye #wwdfashion
“People should be a lot more honest in expressing both the dark and light of themselves. We need to give each other the space to do that because it’s the only way we can grow and evolve,” says @noelwells of her new film “Mr. Roosevelt,” which is largely based on her own struggles. Unexpectedly leaving @nbcsnl in 2014 after just one season, Wells felt set back in her self-esteem and career trajectory. She quickly refocused her energy to more personal projects, which led to the completion of “Mr. Roosevelt.” Read the rest of WWD’s interview with the “Master of None” actress on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
@barbrastreisand is giving fans a chance to see her perform up close in a new concert series, which makes its debut on @Netflix today. From behind-the-scenes takes to her concert performance in Miami last December, the two-hour streaming special captures Streisand in her element. Pictured here is the singer/actress photographed for WWD in 1963. (📷: Palmieri Tony) #wwdeye #wwdarchive
@chanel and @pharrell dropped what’s being dubbed as the world’s most exclusive sneakers yesterday. The Adidas Originals NMD Hu, which Williams designed in collaboration with Chanel and @adidasoriginals, has a waiting list of over 120K people who pre-registered online at chanelatcolette.fr –– and only 500 pairs are on sale. The singer predicted the resale value of the shoes could reach $40K. Read the full interview on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdfashion (📷: Dominique Maître)
@imanshumpert is diving deeper into his creative endeavors and relaunching his clothing line, Post 90s, and is helping to raise money for the hurricane victims in St. Maarten with a jersey he’s designed with his brother. The Cleveland Cavaliers player talked to WWD about kneeling during the national anthem, working with fashion brands and how he wants to be more than an @nba player. Read the interview on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)