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.
@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)
As one of the most recognizable models in the world, Christy Turlington Burns has an insider’s view of the fashion industry and the allegations of sexual harassment swirling around it. “I can say that harassment and mistreatment have always been widely known and tolerated in the industry. The industry is surrounded by predators who thrive on the constant rejection and loneliness so many of us have experiences at some point in our careers,” Turlington told WWD, along with her suggestions for how the modeling world should protect younger women and men. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: Tony Palmieri) #wwdnews
@asics America has tapped a new brand ambassador: famed DJ/record producer @steveaoki. This initiative is intended to set the tone for the new brand identity and philosophy and will include partnerships with influencers and in-store and off-line activations that will continue into next year. This is Asics’ most significant marketing effort in two decades, and is expected to attract younger consumers to the brand. #wwdfashion
24-year-old Jean Prounis is redefining the rules of jewelry. Formerly a studio assistant to Jemima Kirke and a design apprentice at Ghuran, she focuses on handcrafted subtleties and ancient goldsmithing techniques. “There was a really sterile feel in the environment and I wanted to have jewelry with character that shapes how you wear it everyday,” Prounis said. Each piece is hand made in New York, either by Prounis or three other jewelers in the district. #wwdfashion
“These collections continue to build on that vision, empowering differently abled adults to express themselves through fashion,” said @tommyhilfiger of his line of adaptive apparel, which launches today. The line consists of 37 men’s and 34 women’s styles based upon the pieces from the spring Tommy Hilfiger sportswear collection. #wwdnews