CASH RICH: Jurlique has received a cash infusion from San Francisco-based JH Partners, a private equity firm. Details were not disclosed. The two firms also announced that Eli Halliwell has been named president and chief executive officer of Jurlique. Halliwell is formerly of Bumble and bumble, where he served as general manager.
BARNEYS ENERGIZES: Fashionistas will be pleased to know they can get charged up at the newly opened Chantecaille Energy Spa located on the fourth floor of Barneys New York on Madison Avenue and 60th Street. Energy spa treatments, such as an energy lift facial, a flower facial, lymphatic drainage and a toning treatment for the body range from $95 to $250.
CELEBRATING SCENT: Firmenich is feting the fifth birthday of its Osmoz Web site by giving its 240,000 members a chance to win a made-to-measure fragrance. Starting in October, visitors to the fragrance supplier's site will be asked to share their thoughts on scents as part of the competition, which is called Extrait de Parfum (fragrance extract, in English). The winner will have a bespoke scent concocted by a Firmenich perfumer. "Osmoz gives us a rich dialogue with consumers and provides us with a new marketing tool," said Armand de Villoutreys, managing director of Firmenich France and vice president of fine fragrances worldwide. Osmoz was founded in 2001 to allow Firmenich to better understand consumers. In 2005, the company carried out more than 12,000 hours of interviews through Osmoz.
BEAUTY AND BRAINS: Oppenheimer & Co. will hold its third annual "Beauty, Lifestyle & Leisure" conference Sept. 12 at the New York Marriott Financial Center. A handful of beauty firms are slated to present to investors, including Regis Corp., Nu Skin and Inter Parfums.
“Azzedine has been one of the biggest influences in my life. He has always been such a strong, loving, fatherly figure to me. I call him Papa. His designs are indescribably unique, they are pieces of art. He knew how to make the female form look its loveliest. I have so many memories of him; my favorite might be during my first show with him in Paris. He liked me and he wanted to help me get more work. He called all his friends at Kenzo and Comme des Garcons, and asked them to book me. They said, ‘But she can’t walk!’ And he said, ‘but she has such a great ass!' His friendship and support has been the great privilege of my career. I can't imagine life without him. Repose en paix mon Papa.” - @stephanieseymour tells @wwd. #wwdfashion (📷: @steveeichner) #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa, flanked by two of his closest friends, models Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell.
He designed Seymour’s dress for her 1995 wedding to Peter Brant, and treated Campbell (who famously called him Papa), like a daughter. For more on the legendary designer, tap the link in bio. #wwdfashion #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa's “I-did-it-my-way” ethos stood out starkly at a time when brands are experimenting with consumer-facing fashion shows, coed formats and trans-seasonal collections – anything to perk up lackluster sales of ready-to-wear in an age of Insta-everything. “It’s not creation anymore. This becomes a purely industrial approach,” the late designer told WWD in an interview last year. “But anyway, the rhythm of collections is so stupid. It’s unsustainable. There are too many collections.” Read more about the iconic designer’s life and work on wwd.com, link in bio. #wwdfashion #azzedinealaia (📷: @WWD Archive, 1986) #alaia
Sneaker reselling app @goat’s latest exhibit, "The Greatest: New York," tells the story of New York's sneaker culture. To celebrate the exhibit, an intimate crowd gathered on Thursday night at the pop-up gallery space, located at Platform in Culver City, to hear guest speaker and illustrator @esymai talk about her own rise in streetwear and women in the business. "For me I'm just someone who is creative. I like to create things," said Chang. #wwdfashion
Azzedine Alaïa, one of the most iconic couturiers of the modern era whose body-con designs defined Eighties fashion, has died in Paris. The diminutive Tunisian-born designer, known for his structured knitted dresses with fitted waists and impeccably cut, figure-hugging second skin silhouettes was deeply admired by his peers, and counted supermodel Naomi Campbell - his adoptive daughter - among his inner circle, one of a gang of glamazons including Farida Khelfa, Carla Bruni and Stephanie Seymour who became ambassadors of his style. (📷: Alexandre Guirkinger) #wwdblast