BUZZ U: Meatpacking district-based retailers Alexander McQueen and Jeffrey can expect a stylish new neighbor come summer 2003. Bumble and bumble is building their new corporate headquarters, Bumble and bumble University, on 415 West 13th Street....
BUZZ U: Meatpacking district-based retailers Alexander McQueen and Jeffrey can expect a stylish new neighbor come summer 2003. Bumble and bumble is building their new corporate headquarters, Bumble and bumble University, on 415 West 13th Street. Current offices are located above the company’s flagship salon on 146 East 56th Street. The new digs will measure 44,500 square feet and inhabit the top five floors of a now-three-story building, according to Susan Penzner of Susan Penzner Real Estate. The space will house the hair-care company’s product development, new media, creative, training, design and finance divisions.
HACKER PROMOTED: Chris Hacker has been promoted to senior vice president of marketing and design for Aveda. Hacker will continue to lead Aveda’s global marketing and design domains. Hacker joined Aveda in July 2000 as vice president/creative director and was responsible for all aspects of design for the company, including visual merchandising, packaging, store design and advertising. His title was expanded to vice president, marketing and design in July 2001, when he assumed responsibility for the brand’s marketing division.
MEMENTO: Keeping in mind that differentiation can make or break a salon’s traffic flow, Salon a Deux offers a number of "little extras" to keep customers coming back for more. Throughout the month of August, the 15-year-old fixture at 1117 Madison Avenue is offering a free manicure (an $18 value) with the purchase of a pedicure, and a free deep conditioner (a $45 value) with the purchase of a blowout. Reflexology services can take away the lull caused by time-consuming color treatments, ($55 for 30 minutes, $75 for 60 minutes), and from Thanksgiving to New Year’s, free caviar and champagne flows throughout the salon’s redwood-lined hallways.
NAILING IT: Despite a cultlike following that includes the likes of media darling and Manhattan nail-salon owner Jin Soon Choi, nail company Barielle is desperate to shed its old-lady image. To that end, the 30-year-old company based in Great Neck, N.Y., has launched Barielle Therapy, a nine-item line focused on upscale luxury that sports crisp, slick packaging. Products from Barielle Therapy include Nail Thickening Solution ($17), Pedi-Scrub Foot Smoother with natural pumice ($19) and Ultra Soft Hand Crème ($15.) The new line hits Henri Bendel, Lord & Taylor, Sephora and Dillard’s in mid-August.
PAGE TURNER: Manhattan-based, curl-obsessed salon owner Ouidad is sharing her two decades’ worth of curl knowledge in a new paperback, Curl Talk. Published by Three Rivers Press, the 120-plus-page book allows Ouidad to discuss curly-hair-related issues, such as the importance of deep conditioning, the best fixes for specific curl patterns and how to best deal with curly hair without frying it. The book will retail for $10.95 and is set to launch in September.
@tradesy is turning the concept of a showroom upside down with its new space in Santa Monica. Here, the company plans to hold events, art exhibits and a showcase rare fashion pieces like this Louis Vuitton boxing set. Get all the details on Tradesy’s first showroom on WWD.com. #wwdnews
Spotted last night at the @erdem x @hm launch event: Kate Bosworth, Rashida Jones, Kirsten Dunst and Selma Blair. The party, which took place in LA, also marked the opening of their pop-up shop. “I was interested in creating a collection that wasn’t in any way disposable. It was about pieces you’d create and keep forever, things that have a permanence to it,” designer Erdem Moralioglu said. #wwdeye (📷: Katie Jones)
Renee Zellweger in yellow in 2001 and again in 2017. Chosen as one of the 12 @pantone Leading Spring Colors (and dubbed “Meadowlark”), it only makes sense that the bright hue stands the test of time and is making a resurgence this season, seen already on stars like @blakelively and @gigihadid. (📷: Donato Sardello & @rexfeatures) #wwdfashion #tbt
Dior’s 70th anniversary celebration continues with a new exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. “Christian Dior,” which is scheduled to run through March 18, takes a look at the founders tenure from 1947 to 1057 and feature 40 designs. Pictured here is an evening gown from the Ailée, fall 1948-49 haute couture collection. #wwdfashion (📷: Brian Boyle)
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