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.
@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)
Not only does #TheProfit return to CNBC tonight, but @marcuslemonis has launched @shopmarcus, a new shopping and lifestyle retail experience in Aspen and Chicago, with more locations to come. The retail stores offer in-store stylists and a variety of contemporary womenswear selections.
“It’s life, I’m going to face it,” @mingxi11 sighed. “I fell, but you know, I think the most important thing is that I get back up. I had the love, the help from my sister — the girl next to me Gizele [Oliveira] — she’s so nice. When I went backstage everybody was trying to comfort me like ‘Oh Ming, it’s OK.’ I’m really, really touched. I think it’s them who gave me the courage to go back on stage for the finale,” Xi told WWD of her fall at the @victoriassecret fashion show. (📷: David Fisher) #wwdfashion #vsfashionshow #victoriassecret
@louisvuitton tapped @therealpeterlindbergh for its latest city-centric photo book, which is part of a series called Fashion Eye. The primarily black and white book captures the spirit of Berlin in 57 images shot between 1989 and 2019. “Berlin is an inspiration for me, more than a city. I mean @millajovovich is simply Berlin!” said Lindbergh. #wwdfashion
“You know, I think audiences expect a certain performance so I have to deliver to them what they’re expecting to a certain degree. But I’m also a different actor and a different person, I have my own spin on the character,” says @noahegalvin of his takeover of the leading role in “Dear Evan Hansen” following the departure of @bensplatt, who originated the role. Read WWD’s interview with the 23-year-old actor on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
For pre-fall 2018, @etro created richly-colored wonderland, using tapestries, textiles and wallpapers from the Eastern world at large. The line featured floral and graphic prints and jacquard motifs, like this two-piece look featured here. #wwdfashion (📷: Giovanna Pavesi)
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)