SASSY DON’T: Claire’s Stores is looking to divest — or possibly discontinue — operations of its Pembroke Pines, Fla.-based Sassy Doo arm, a unit that services drugstores with teen cosmetics and hair accessories. A...
SASSY DON’T: Claire’s Stores is looking to divest — or possibly discontinue — operations of its Pembroke Pines, Fla.-based Sassy Doo arm, a unit that services drugstores with teen cosmetics and hair accessories. A Claire’s official said the decision to shutter or sell the unit was made two weeks ago.
Sassy Doo pumps out trendy teen accessories to stores such as Rite Aid and Eckerd Corp., based on Claire’s best-selling stock. Claire’s, which is one of the industry’s leading specialty retailers, operates some 2,800 stores across the country. Aside from its promotional teen items, Sassy Doo is probably best known for Bye Bye Blemish, an acne regimen for teens.
Dino Valentino, Sassy Doo’s former president, is now president of Worldwide Cosmetics retail division, based in Hollywood.
NEW GUY ON THE BLOCK: David Cooper joined Charles Worthington USA as vice president of sales, a new position. It seems Charles Worthington is looking to beef up the presence of his hair care line here. Results, Big Hair and Takeaways brands now have a limited distribution in U.S. drugstores, and the upscale Dream Hair brand sells in Bloomingdale’s. Cooper joins Worthington from John Frieda Professional Hair Care, where he served as vice president of strategic planning. Prior to Frieda, Cooper worked as senior vice president, customer sales, at data provider Information Resources Inc. Cooper also worked for Unilever for 11 years. Worthington hair care products are sold in 10 countries around the world.
NAUGHTY BEAUTY: Beauty junkies who want their products to make them feel — and look — good have a new place to shop. Drugstore.com is launching sexualwellbeing.com, an online store that will focus on educating consumers about all things related to love, intimacy and sex. The site will also sell beauty products for those in touch with themselves — literally. Beauty products on the site include a selection from the Kama Sutra brand, such as Pleasure Balm, an edible liquid designed to gently numb the place on which it’s applied. Pleasure Balm retails for $12 for 1.5 ounces. There’s also a Kama Sutra gift set of five body oils for $29 and a Kama Sutra Massage Cream Trio for $24. The Shunga brand provides a tingling bath gel, which can double as a bubble bath, shampoo and shaving cream, and retails for $12. Not Soap, Radio gets things in a lather with a bubble bath designed to activate pheromones, which sells for $14.99, while Primal Elements gets to the point with a message-bearing bar of soap that reads SEX. Notes of amber, musk, and exotic florals help get the message delivered. Each bar retails for $7.49. The site launches Sunday, Jan. 26.
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
“Stranger Things” is getting a new cast member for season 2. Meet @sadiesink_, the 15-year-old who will be joining the Netflix series for its new season. You may recognize her from “The Glass Castle” with Brie Larson and Woody Harrelson, but the Texas native’s next role goes in an entirely different direction. She describes her character, Max, as “a rough and tumble skater girl [who] becomes friends with the boys at school.” The second season debuts on October 27. (📷: @jgreenery) #wwdeye
Amid the Harvey Weinstein controversy, there’s another sector that’s being put under the spotlight for sexual abuse: the modeling industry. While rumors about abuse and sexual harassment of female and male models — and the photographers, agents and others who perpetrated it — have circulated within the fashion world for years, model @cameronrussell started posting stories from models on Instagram last week about abusive situations they’ve encountered — from sexual harassment and molestation to attempted rape. Over 75 have weighed in so far. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdnews
To celebrate its 16th anniversary, @dylanscandybar tapped designers and celebrities to create mosaics out of candy. The mosaics will be auctioned off to support the philanthropic cause of each participant’s choice. Pictured here is the mural created by @aliceandolivia's Stacey Bendet. For a first look at some of the other artwork being unveiled tonight, go to WWD.com. #wwdeye
The annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic in Pacific Palisades this weekend drew Kate Hudson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Laura Dern and more. See pictures of the star-studded event on WWD.com. (📷: @chelsealaurenla) #wwdeye
In his new book “Hollywood Royale,” Andy Warhol’s Protégé Matthew Rolston celebrates the Eighties revival of Hollywood glamour. Featuring more than 100 portraits taken by Rolston from 1977 to 1993, the book contains photos of icons like Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, and @drewbarrymore, pictured here in 1991. “Hollywood Royale,” out today, will be accompanied by an exhibition opening at Los Angeles’ Fahey/Klein Gallery on March 1. #wwdeye