HAIR ELIXIR: The newest hair care line from Manhattan-based Oloff Beauty is in such limited distribution that salons asking to carry it are being turned away. Aeto Botanica, the company’s entry into botanical hair care, consists of...
HAIR ELIXIR: The newest hair care line from Manhattan-based Oloff Beauty is in such limiteddistribution that salons asking to carry it are being turned away. Aeto Botanica, the company’s entry into botanical hair care, consists of shampoo, conditioner, a hair make, reviving drops and fortifying oil. Only the company’s very best salon customers, such as Salon Bella in Austin, Tex.; Stan Melton in Atlanta; Tosler.Davisin Manhattan, and Byrob Studio in Beverly Hills, are being supplied with products. Aeto promises to deliver shine and smoothness to even the driest and dullest of locks. Shampoos contain extract of bamboo and yucca; masks contain wild mango; conditioners contain hibiscus hibiscus; reviving drops contain sea algae, bamboo and pnthenol, and fortifying oils contain bamboo and olive extract. Aeto retails from $24 for shampoo and conditioners to $60for a box of six reviving drops.
IT'S A PARTY: The Cosmetic and Fragrance Marketing Department of the Fashion Institute of Technology, along with Cartier, is hosting a cocktail party and dinner fund-raiser to benefit the group’s scholarship fund as well as individual programs in the department. Guests are to include executives from beauty manufacturers, suppliers and retailers. The event, which has been taking place annually since 1985, has moved from being a luncheon held the first week of June to a dinner, held Sept. 8 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Guastavino’s Restaurant in Manhattan. The fund-raiser generally raises $100,000.
SMELL THIS: ElizabethW, the perfume brand of E Wightman & Co., this month has launched several new flavors, including Citrus Vervain and Sandalwood. The San Francisco-based boutique perfumery has also launched a new set of hand lotions ($18) and liquid hand washes ($17) in 200-ml. glass bottles, which are available in nine scents and complement the company’s bath and body program, Skin Care Preparations. New triple-milled soaps are making their debut in gift sets of three bars for $16 and in individual boxes for $6. ElizabethW is sold in Takashimaya, select Saks Fifth Avenue locations and boutiques.
NEW AGE: Elemis’ new antiage cream promises to transform complexions in two weeks by reducing wrinkle depth 19 percent and increasing hydration 10 percent. Pro-Collagen Marine Cream, an offshoot of Elemis’ successful Pro-Collagen Japanese Silk Booster Facial, was developed to contain the treatment’s main ingredients, such as padina pavonica, a brown, fan-shaped algae handpicked by scuba divers in the shallow waters off the coast of Malta. Pro-Collagen Marine Cream can be used as a day or night cream and retails for $124 per 50-ml. jar.LUSH OPENING: Lush, the beauty chain that merchandises soap and skin care in refrigerators, is opening its second U.S. location in Boston on tony Newbury Street. The store’s opening is scheduled for the second week in September. Lush plans to open between three and four more stores in the U.S. by the year’s end, possibly in Manhattan; Washington, D.C., and Santa Monica. Lush recently launched a line of solid shampoos and conditioners based on the theory of hard and soft water. Hair care products retail between $5 for a solid shampoo to $16 for a solid conditioner.
GOOD SCENTS: Bath and body fragrance brand Zents is expanding into bar soaps and is adding mandarin to its list of nine fragrances. Mandarin, according to Zents co-founder Cord Coen, has a spicy citrus scent with notes of cardamom, nutmeg and clove and was inspired by scent memories from a beach in Thailand. Each Zents fragrance contains between 60 and 100 notes, made from a blend of essential oils and isolates. The 2 1/2-year-old brand, which also makes lotions, oil -based elixirs, bath salts and fragrance balms, is now focusing on building its presence in spas and hotels as opposed to retail stores. Zents is sold in 1,200 stores nationwide. Zents retails from $9 for a bar soap to $50 for a box of bath salts.
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
"Nowadays when life is not so happy with everything going on in the world, I think people come to me for a little bit of whimsy and color and fun." - Designer Rebecca De Ravenel on her cult-favorite jewelry line. (📸 : @vsteves) #wwd40
“Everyone is talking about how the retail industry is struggling, but I think it’s an incredible time because brands who are doing something different and innovative are setting themselves up for the future,” said @adamgoldston, who founded the luxury athletic brand @apl with his brother @ryangoldsten. The Goldston’s are part of WWD’s 40 under 40: a group of industry notables. See the rest of the list on WWD.com. (📷: @vsteves) #wwd40
@eyeswoon blogger Athena Calderone debuted her first-ever cookbook, “Cook Beautiful,” which is heavily centered on the presentation and visual expression of food. Pictured here are her miso glazed carrots from the book. Get the recipe on WWD.com. (📷: @johnny_miller_) #wwdeye
“It’s passion that helps get anybody to a certain point and it’s what’s propelled me,” said Kith founder @ronniefieg, one of WWD’s 40 under 40: a group of industry notables who are changing the face of retail, fashion and beauty. Fieg, who opened a Manhattan flagship on October 7, began his career at age 13 as a stock boy and salesman for footwear chain David Z. “I think staying true to [my] beliefs, hard work and passion have gotten me to where [Kith] is today.” See the rest of the 40 at WWD.com. (📷: @vsteves) #wwd40
25-year-old @samweaving is about to break out this fall, starring in Netflix’s horror film “The Babysitter,” fittingly out today on Friday the 13th. That’s not the only place you’ll be seeing her, though — Weaving’s got a role Showtime’s “SMILF” and another alongside Frances McDormand and Woody Harrelson in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” Though she’s got a full plate at the moment, there’s one role she’s got her eye on: Marilyn Monroe. “I’m a little too young at the moment, but it’s on my bucket list,” the actress told WWD (📷: @dandoperalski) #wwdeye
BFF's Poppy Jamie and Suki Waterhouse celebrated the launch of their bag line Pop x Suki at Nordstrom last night. "The line is really about our friendship, and how we are so different but complement each other," said Waterhouse. 👯 (📷: Katie Jones) #wwdeye
After designing the new @louisvuitton and @bulgariofficial flagships and a @chanelofficial boutique opening in Japan, @petermarinoarchitect has another project on his plate: The Lobster Club. Located in the Seagram Building, it’s the famed architect’s first restaurant project in New York, serving up modern Japanese brasserie-style cuisine. Bronze hues, bespoke material detailing, blush and chartreuse tones and a heavy emphasis on Picasso can be seen throughout. Mark your calendars for Nov. 1 for the much-anticipated opening. (📷: @clint_spaulding) #wwdeye
Did you know: @carlychaikin of "Mr. Robot" has been painting for about a decade? The actress, who plays Darlene on the show, is a self-taught artist who lists Salvador Dalí and Chuck Close as some of her idols. Chaikin told WWD that painting is a form of meditation for her — A much-needed one given the intensity of "Mr. Robot." See a piece Chaikin is working on at WWD.com (📷: @jilliansollazzo) #wwdeye