HAIR RESEARCH: L'Oréal is set to create a hair care research center in the Paris suburb of Saint-Ouen. Around 600 researchers and technicians will be based at the 3.7-acre site, which is to be operational by 2010. "The new hair care laboratories we are announcing today correspond to this organization's modern and original vision, to service the performance of our research and the safety of laboratories," said Jean-François Grollier, L'Oréal's executive vice president of research and development, in a statement issued Monday. He added the French beauty giant considered it important to locate the new site near its French research centers in Clichy and Asnières. L'Oréal did not disclose how much it will invest in the project. More than 3,000 people work in the company's 16 research centers around the world. In 2006, L'Oréal spent 533 million euros, or $726 million at current exchange, on research, and logged 569 patents.
T.V. SCENTS: Jaye Hersh is expanding her QVC repertoire into beauty with the Tuesday launch of the perfume iT. The owner of the Los Angeles boutique Intuition will sell a 2-oz. bottle for $48 on the show "Beauty Newsmakers." For nearly two years, Hersh has offered apparel and accessories items that have found a following in her store and in Hollywood to the QVC audience. "If you don't have a chance to get to L.A., here's a chance to get a piece of Hollywood at a great value," said Hersh, explaining her appeal on the shopping channel.
She added that iT has been available at her store for a year and has been picked up by various celebrities, including Denise Richards, Carmen Electra, Tori Spelling and Britney Spears. Due to legal reasons, Hersh will not discuss those names on QVC. Instead, she will elaborate on the fragrance by showing viewers its ingredients such as honeysuckle, tangerine, grapefruit, night blooming jasmine and blue tiger lily. "IT came out of my own mixes of scents through the years and people asking me what I am wearing," Hersh said. After her QVC beauty launch, she plans to grow the iT line with oil, candles, bath products and hair care. "They [QVC] are very much behind me," she said.CLEAR SKIN: BioCare Labs has launched a new skin care line, Naturally Clear Skin, aimed to nourish and refresh skin at drugstore prices. Products include BodyButter lotion, BodyButter cream, body oil, healing hand cream and lip balm. Each product contains advanced concentrations of shea and cocoa butter, essential oils and vitamins to deliver maximum hydration. The line is available nationwide with prices ranging from $1.40 for a lip balm to $8.99 for the lotion.
PERFECT PILL: Vitabiotics Perfectil, a leading beauty and health supplement in the U.K. and Europe, is now available in the United States. For more than 35 years, the British company has manufactured leading consumer health care products that typically provide up to 28 essential vitamins, trace minerals and bioactive nutrients. Perfectil is a one-a-day tablet that provides nourishment for skin, hair and nail tissues and also doubles as a complete multivitamin. Antioxidants protect against sun damage and wrinkles while natural plant extracts increase radiant beauty, said a company spokesperson. The supplement is available at drugstores nationwide and retails for $16.99 for 30 tablets.
SITE APPEAL: In November, London-based perfumery Ormonde Jayne will launch a new e-commerce Web site in the U.S. that will allow customers to browse new products and receive them the next day. Products available on the site will include Ormonde Jayne's famous scented candles, Parfum Absolute, Eau de Parfum and a new bathing range free of parabens, sulphates, petrochemicals and artificial colors. In conjunction with the launch of the Web site, Ormonde Jayne's newest scent, Orris Noir — a dark, spicy oriental — will be available online as a Parfum d'Or Naturel, an Essential Bathing Oil and as a large scented candle.
@zacposen's go-to holiday gift? Cookies! "I'll usually bake cookies and send them as a gift," said the designer, who recently released his cookbook "Cooking With Zac: Recipes from Rustic to Refined." Get the recipe for his Brown Butter-Chocolate Chip Cookies via link in bio 🍪🍪🍪 #wwdeye #cookingwithzac
For @monsemaison’s pre-fall 2018 collection, Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim honed in on the brand’s many signatures — men’s wear, which was tweaked and feminized through deconstruction, proportion play and lots of bare shoulders. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)
On Friday night, @yohjiyamamotoofficial received the Design for Asia Lifetime Achievement Award in Hong Kong. The 75-year-old designer has been celebrated for many years and is best known for his dark and avant-garde tailoring. “In my long career, in design, architecture, [I’ve been to] so many parties, this is the very first time that I have such a warm feeling, I really appreciate this,” Yamamoto said. #wwdfashion (📷: @dominiquemaitre)
Discovery is collaborating with British pop artist @philipcolbert on a new line of clothing and accessories called Discovery Shark. The collection, which will launch next summer for Shark Week’s 30th anniversary, features a whimsical line of women’s and men’s bomber jackets, sweatshirts, bags and more. #wwdfashion
“I’m always a big champion of a female rapper, and I’m glad to see a new voice that feels unique and authentic that’s coming up, and I think we’re going to see more great things from her,” said @itsjeremyscott about @iamcardib, who performed at @moschino’s Art Basel Miami Beach party last night. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
@janellemonae’s “What’s Your Frequency?” room in @refinery29's #29Rooms made its debut this week at the opening of the Los Angeles art exhibit. “It’s about the ongoing conversation around mass surveillance, the weaponization of technology and cultural uniformity. My space was created so that we can come together and talk about the complexities of our humanity,” said Monáe. #wwdeye (📷: @bucknerphoto)
@pantone announced their Color of the Year 2018: Ultra Violet. Nearly 20 months after the musician Prince’s death, fashion is having a purple moment. Varying shades of purple appeared on spring or fall runways, from @christopherkane to @calvinklein. @gucci’s Alessandro Michele bathed his fall runway in ultra violet-colored light at one point. Pantone 18-3838 is meant to “push the boundaries of what inspires us to look upward and outward to the future.” #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @kukukuba)