EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS: A trio of big names were pulling out all the stops Thursday night to make sure XCD, a new men’s grooming line, gets off to a good retail start. Drugstore chain CVS, New Jersey Nets basketball star Jason Kidd and...
EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS: A trio of big names were pulling out all the stops Thursday night to make sure XCD, a new men’s grooming line, gets off to a good retail start. Drugstore chain CVS, New Jersey Nets basketball star Jason Kidd and King of Shaves owner KMI had hosting duties at a party at rapper Jay-Z’s hot spot, 40/40 Club, to launch the five-item XCD line, which is now being sold in approximately 2,500 CVS stores nationwide. Kidd is a spokesperson for King of Shaves, XCD’s marketer. CVS category manager for men’s grooming, Lanny Lewis, was on hand to promote XCD, a line that comes as close to a true men’s beauty product as any in the mass market. More than 400 guests tried for a glimpse of Kidd, and to grab free samples of Enhancer, a self-tan face moisturizer designed to deliver results in less than three hours, and Perfecter, a smoothing and mattifying face gel. Products retail for $15 each.
STAR TREATMENT: The Ted Gibson salon, located at 184 Fifth Ave., opened this week. Partners Ted Gibson and Jason Backe are responsible for the new full-service salon; both are former educators for the Aveda Corp. Gibson’s work has also appeared in Vogue, Glamour and Marie Claire. While the pair aims to offer personal, specialized services to their clients, the salon’s designer, Kimberly Peck, makes sure it will all be done with style. After clients indulge in a scalp, neck and shoulder massage in one of the salon’s two private shampoo rooms, they can view fashion and art films on LCD monitors. There is also a private room for celebrities and special guests.
HOME FREE: George Little Management, the group that puts on trade shows, such as the Gift Show and Extracts, is expanding its presence in the housewares market with a new event, New York Gourmet Housewares, to be held annually beginning October 2004. The show will be positioned with three other shows GLM puts on at that time, Extracts, New York Home Textiles and Surtex Gallery.
PERSONAL BEST: Getting in shape at home can fall short of the gym experience for many reasons, especially if the only tunes available are from the radio or MTV. Tony Little, one of America’s best-known infomercial hawkers —known for selling the Gazelle Glider — plans to make working out at home as motivating as the gym with Fit Trax, three CDs containing Cardio Funk, Cardio Pop and Cardio Rock. Each includes music for beginner, intermediate and advanced workouts, as well as warmup and cool-down segments. Artists featured on the CDs include Fatboy Slim, Sheila E. and Billy Squier. Little’s CDs will go on sale nationwide Tuesday, in Tower Records and Wal-Mart. Each CD retails for $16.98.WHITE ON: Bill White has been named national sales manager for One Minute Manicure, the maker of professional nail and skin care products. In this new position, White will oversee, direct and coordinate the company's sales process and implement programs for new business development and market expansion.He will also direct the national sales representative groups. Prior to joining One Minute Manicure, White served as the vice president of national sales for Seche International Inc., a natural nail care company.
From overseeing America’s fastest-growing speciality retailers to codifying cool, WWD talked to the women who are leading the way for the future of beauty. Check out our Instagram Stories to see how these women built today and are creating tomorrow. (📸: @hannah_khymych) #wwdbeauty
For @laperlalingerie's spring 2018 show, the brand chose to host their event at @thevenetianmacao. With Chinese megastars @bingbing_fan and @hubing in attendance, La Perla debuted a rock ‘n’ roll-inspired collection. The show marked the start of Sands Macao Fashion Week, which runs from October 19 to 24 — the city’s first such event. Pictured here are models backstage with glimmering eyes. #wwdfashion (📷: Cheuk-Yin To)
Trending for spring 2018: top stitch design. Gone are the days of stitch just for seams — designers are using the once-minimal detail to create strong decorative elements. (📷: Paola Testa; Styled by @andrew_shang) #wwdfashion
@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)