Snippets: Making Change…Asian Beauties…Branching Out…
MAKING CHANGE: Not-for-profit group b•cause celebrated the kickoff of its annual fund-raising drive, Make A Change Day, Wednesday night at John Allan’s men’s club and salon on 46 East 46th Street. The four-year-old...
MAKING CHANGE: Not-for-profit group b•cause celebrated the kickoff of its annual fund-raising drive, Make A Change Day, Wednesday night at John Allan’s men’s club and salon on 46 East 46th Street. The four-year-old organization encourages beauty venues to display collection canisters to raise money for an annual charity, which this year is The Alzheimer’s Association. Funds are then dispensed in Coinstar machines, which are located aroundthe country, and automatically routed to b•cause’s preselected charity. Rudy Sprogis, founder and president of b•cause, said that canisters should begin being displayed now and that change can begin being dispensed Nov. 17. The drive ends April 30. More information on the organization can be found at www.bcause.org.
ASIAN BEAUTIES: Manic Panic founders Tish and Snooky have licensed their names to Asian health and beauty distributor A-Lec, and, subsequently, are celebrating the new Manic Panic NYC salon in Yokohama, Japan. It seems A-Lec is smitten with the idea of plastering the monikers of the two East Village imagemakers throughout the East, and, according to Snooky, four more outposts are in the works there. Closer to home, A-Lec execs are visiting Manhattan during Thanksgiving to seek out possible U.S. Manic Panic sites, one of which could open as early as September 2004. Snooky said that opening a salon “has always been a natural extension” for her and sister Tish, but the two really don’t know the salon industry, just how to hawk some of the industry’s best and brightest hair color. Services at the salon in Japan are competitively priced: Cuts cost $45; color costs $75; perms cost $100.
BRANCHING OUT: Sonya Dakar, the Beverly Hills, Calif.-based skin care specialist, has landed distribution at Barneys New York, the line’s first specialty retailer account. Two new products for ultrasensitive skin make their debut at the retailer, too: Soya Wash and Anti-Irritation Complex, which was originally developed for Britney Spears.
HEALTHY BEAUTY: “I don’t care if the French didn’t support war on Iraq,” said Joy Behar of ABC’s “The View,” “just keep those conditioners coming, Freddy baby.” Behar was sending off Frédéric Fekkai as she drew giggles — and a few gasps — while emceeing Health Magazine’s fifth annual Healthy Beauty Awards luncheon Oct. 22. Fekkai accepted the Healthiest Styling Product award for his Protein Rx Reparative Spray. Matrix and Nature’s Gate took conditioner and shampoo honors, respectively. Neutrogena, Vichy, Cover Girl, Max Factor and Tony & Tina took awards in other categories, while Tyra Banks was honored with Health’s Power of One award.LUSTER FOREVER: Patrick Melville, creative director of Warren-Tricomi at the Sports Club/LA, is staking his name on a new hair treatment: BioLustre. The formula, which is made by BioLustre of Dallas, includes hydrolized wheat protein. The liquid is to be applied to clean, dry hair, then blown with a dryer until hard, then washed out. In spite of the strange application process, Melville swears it’s the best thing to hit damaged hair in years. “It puts the elasticity back in hair, which allows for less time between chemical treatments such as perms, straightening and color for damaged hair.” BioLustre sells for $30 for an 8-oz. bottle at the Warren-Tricomi salon at Rockefeller Center, or Melville can do the honors for $85. The treatment lasts for six weeks.
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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)