Snippets: Bliss On The Block…Park Avenue Blonde…Bumble In Holiday Mode
BLISS ON THE BLOCK?: With LVMH reportedly selling off its non-core businesses, industry insiders are again pointing to the possible sale of BlissWorld LLC, the beauty empire founded by Marcia Kilgore in 1996 that was partially acquired by the...
BLISS ON THE BLOCK?: With LVMH reportedly selling off its non-core businesses, industry insiders are again pointing to the possible sale of BlissWorld LLC, the beauty empire founded by Marcia Kilgore in 1996 that was partially acquired by the luxury goods manufacturer in 1999 for an estimated $30 million. Kilgore, who acts as creative director for the company, could not be reached for comment, but a spokesperson said Bliss executives were unaware of any plans to sell the company. Since the acquisition, BlissWorld now boasts three day spas — two in New York, one in London — a catalog business, two product lines (Laboratoire Remede skin care and Bliss Labs), as well as a department store outpost in the Galeries Lafayette flagship in Paris. Industry sources estimate BlissWorld generates $40 million in annual sales. In addition to Bliss, LVMH also owns the licenses for perfume and cosmetics brands Christian Dior, Guerlain, Givenchy, BeneFit Cosmetics, Acqua di Parma and Fresh.
PARK AVENUE BLONDE: Garnier Nutrisse is looking to create the next must-have blonde look, a warm, sophisticated light hue, by dyeing the hair of models during Fashion Week a shade called Champagne Fizz. Garnier spokesmodel Sarah Jessica Parker currently sports Champagne Fizz in TV and print ads. The color will next appear as a key accessory in Douglas Hannant’s spring 2004 collection, the theme of which, Park Avenue Blonde, is a nod toward the designer’s fair-haired clientele. Garnier’s head colorist, Marcello Paglionico, is scheduled to dye models’ hair a week before the show, which is slated for Monday, Sept. 15, 11 a.m., at the Gertrude tent at Bryant Park. Boxes of Garnier Nutrisse hair color will be given out in the show’s gift bag.
BUMBLE IN HOLIDAY MODE: Bumble and bumble is launching three gift sets, including limited-edition body washes, for holiday. The assortments feature shampoo, conditioner and body wash, in seaweed, alojoba or gentle variances. Seaweed body wash formulas include algae extract and sea kelp. Alojoba body wash is formulated for normal to dry skin and includes aloe, jojoba oil, cucumber and chamomile. Gentle body wash is formulated with avocado oil, nettle extract and glycerine. Gift sets go on sale in November at Bumble and bumble’s Midtown location, as well as its Meatpacking District site, which is scheduled to open in the fall. Seaweed sets will retail for $39, alojoba sets will cost $49 and gentle sets are priced at $59.
@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
@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)