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.
“What he has done at Vuitton is really exceptional,” said @gameofthrones’ actress Gwendoline Christie on @mrkimjones’ final show for @louisvuitton. “He has rebooted luxury in terms of making it commercial, viable and contemporary. And most importantly artistic. He has never compromised his artistic vision for the sake of commodity.” (📷: @zefashioninsider)
After seeing a demand for men’s wear from its customers, British contemporary women’s wear label @ariesarise has added a men’s wear component and will launch a unisex collection with @mrporterlive. The 20-piece collection includes jackets, denim, logo T-shirts and more with deconstructed ‘90s vibes. Set to launch on January 18, you can shop the pieces on Aries’ website and on mrporter.com. #wwdfashion
“And so spending so much time with a character who thinks like that, inevitability you try and analyze yourself and go back and think about your own demons and dark chapters that you had in your life,” says @thedanielbruhl of his role in TNT’s “The Alienist.” The show, set in the Gilded Age of New York, also stars Dakota Fanning and Luke Evans. Head to WWD.com to read about how 39-year-old Brühl prepared for the role and why he thinks the show is so relevant to today #wwdeye ( 📷: @Eriktanner)
Now that Celine Dion’s collection has topped $10 million in sales, the pop superstar, fashion icon and newly-minted industry player is eyeing growth in Asia. Read the full report by @tiffanyap, link in bio. #wwdnews #celinedion
“My personal philosophy to beauty is paying attention to oneself. I love to be outdoors, lots of fresh air, trying to take care of yourself as best you can. I always notice that comes through,” says Felicity Jones, the global face of @shiseido-owned @cledepeaubeauteus, which launches today. Head to WWD.com to read more about the actress’ love for beauty and how she prepared for her new role in “The Basis of Sex,” playing the young Ruth Bader Ginsburg. #wwdbeauty (📷: @dandoperalski)
Among the familiar faces at @off____white’s show was a surprise figure: Japanese artist @takashipom, pictured here on Wednesday morning. Other show-goers included @jerrylorenzo, who spoke about his upcoming project: a @nike collaboration for back to school, with designs inspired by his childhood on the West Coast. Sitting in the front row were Future, Don Crawley, @miguel and more. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: Stephane Feugere)
According to @laurentsai, former “Terrace House: Aloha State” cast member, she didn’t know she was auditioning for the Japanese version of “Real World.” “I was telling a couple of my friends and someone’s like, ‘That sounds a lot like Terrace House.’ I was like, ’No it can’t be.’” Turns out, it was. But Tsai isn’t just a reality star — she’s an illustrator who has worked with Starbucks Japan and most recently, she’s dipping her toes into the fashion world. Head to WWD.com to read about her time on the show, modeling and her art. #wwdeye (📷: @danieldorsa)
More changes are coming to New York Fashion Week: Beginning with the spring 2019 collection, @alexanderwangny will move his New York show to June from September, adopting a biannual schedule with collections shown in June and December. Additionally, the @cfda is planning for an official summer/winter fashion season taking place as soon as June and December 2018. Read more about the upcoming changes on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @slovekinpics)