NATURE KIT: J.R. Watkins Apothecary is launching a Natural Body Care Kit containing eight sample sizes of their most popular pampering products. The reusable travel bag includes All-Natural Lavender Hand & Cuticle Salve, All-Natural Lemon Body Oil, Aloe & Green Tea Hand & Body Lotion and Peppermint Rejuvenating Foot Cream. The kit is available in Target stores for $14.99.
INSTANT TINT: QuickTint, the brainchild of Rita Starnella, the former color director at Kim Lepine and now the color director at Valery Joseph Salon, is aiming to be the instant root touch-up option for the on-the-go set. Five years in the making, QuickTint is a pen that, when twisted, deposits waterproof color directly to roots. In minutes, the formula is dry and will last up to three shampoos, Starnella said. QuickTint is available in 10 shades at quicktint.net for $14.95 each. Starnella is targeting mass stores, as well as Ulta and Sephora.
SHOWER SAVER: Johnson's Adult range is expanding again, this time with a 2-in-1 Shower and Shave 24-Hour Moisturizing Wash. The new item, said Jean Holland, Franchise R&D manager, will allow women to get moisturizing benefits when they shave in the shower, something most women do. "Our research shows that 88 percent of women shave in the shower. They use what they have available," said Holland. The new wash uses mild soap cleansers that aim to provide "cushion and slip, mimicking a shave cream in a body wash." Johnson's 2-in-1 Shower and Shave will be available in mass retailers in July and will retail for $4.99 for an 18-oz. container.
PURE HOLD: PureOlogy's latest innovation is TakeHold, a non-aerosol hair spray formulated to provide flexible medium-to-firm hold. TakeHold joins the Stylers collection and uses neem leaf, sandalwood and golden amber for sensitive scalps. There's also SuperSmooth Hot Iron Protection, a spray that is designed to protect hair color when using hot styling tools. TakeHold will sell for $20 and SuperSmooth, for $21, and both launch in July at select salons.
DECODING AGE: Juvena, a 50-year-old business under the La Prairie Group, is launching two new items aimed at antiaging. Juvedical Age-decoder SPF 15 Face Fluid and Face Cream are the group's only two launches for the year, a testament to its belief that the items are that important. Each contains patent-pending technologies: Skin Nova, to balance and refine skin texture, and Nano Crystal technology, which aims to deliver special flavonoids in crystal form in a time-released delivery system. Each item will sell for $125. Juvena will launch the items on beauty.com Oct. 1, and then roll out the items to its usual retail base in November and December, such as Nordstrom, C.O. Bigelow and select spas.DO OVER: E.L.F. Cosmetics is relaunching its Web site in June. As part of the redesign, the site, eyeslipsface.com, will have a "community building" section. This will include a place for recommendations for individualized skin tones from in-house makeup artists, in addition to a blog forum. Also, there will be a Refer-a-Friend program, offering users a chance to win a lifetime supply of makeup. Additional features include tips on how to achieve different looks, an automatic delivery service option and a Look-of-the-Month Club, where members will receive products and tools to create celebrity and style-inspired looks. E.L.F. Cosmetics expects to generate between $10 million to $15 million in sales both online and in stores this year.
In yet another fashion show shuffle, @elleryland is moving its show in sync with the Paris couture calendar — though the brand is still keeping one foot on the city’s ready-to-wear schedule. Their runway show in January will coincide with the launch of a new strategy: designing two main collections each year instead of four, which will then be released in four drops. “As we all know, the system needs to change. We need to show sooner to give time back to artisans and designers to do what they do best — create,” said founder Kym Ellery. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @kukukuba)
@maxmara’s classic 101801 coat was the cornerstone of its pre-fall 2018 collection. The design team expanded the traditional double-breasted, kimono-sleeved style into a trapeze coat, lean belted styles and a peacoat and presented them in monochromatic looks – like the camel one pictured here. #wwdfashion #prefall18 (📷: George Chinsee)
The @cfda has shifted the dates of #NYFW, with Men’s showing on February 5 through February 7, and Women’s will directly follow, running from February 8 through 14. The preliminary schedule will be released on the CFDA’s web site in the next few days, but Mark Beckham, VP of marketing for the CFDA, revealed that @rafsimons will be back to close the men’s-specific part of the week with a show on February 7 #wwdfashion (📷: Kelly Taub)
@ferragamo is introducing a new space dedicated to the development of women’s and men’s leather good samples. The laboratory, which is created eco-friendly materials and designed to reduce the environmental impact of the manufacturing processes, will allow the company to expand its accessories offering through traditional artisanal approaches. #wwdfashion (📷: @aitorrosasphoto)
How does a “regular, degular, schmegular” girl from the Bronx, N.Y., become a Grammy-nominated artist with a certified platinum record in less than a year? Call it the @iamcardib come up. The 25-year-old has become a musical sensation, and the fashion world is taking note. “If I could describe her style I would say drama. She’s really into the dramatics,” says Cardi B’s stylist @kollincarter. See how Carter styles her bold and out there looks with the link in bio. #wwdfashion
“There is no formula. There is no guideline. I can watch Ted Talks all day, but there is no one who can advise me on exactly what it is I should be doing,” said @ronniefieg, CEO of @kith, in an interview with WWD’s @ariahughes at the brand’s new SoHo office in Manhattan. Head to WWD.com to see how Fieg went from hanging out in shoe stockrooms at 13 to building his own business. #wwdfashion (📷: @weston.wells)
@fearofgod and @maxfieldla have teamed up on a pop-up installation. The store, located in the gallery space across from Maxfield’s Melrose Ave location, is the site of the brand’s House of God pop-up in which Fear of God founder @jerrylorenzo has created a church-inspired installation. A dozen vintage church pews sit in front of an LED screen playing 90s gospel singers in an effort to re-create an environment akin to a Southern Baptist Church, Lorenzo explained. Read more about the pop-up on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: Jennifer Johnson)
Known for his sleek, sophisticated American glamour, Norman Norell is the subject of an upcoming exhibition at @fitnyc. “Norell: Dean of American Fashion,” which runs from February 9 through April 14, will feature approximately 100 ensembles and accessories. His best work is exemplified by the designer’s glittering “mermaid” gowns frosted with thousands of hand-sewn sequins – like the one pictured. (📷: William Helburn) #wwdfashion
For pre-fall 2018, @balmain didn’t let go of the glitz. A crystal embroidered baseball jacket priced at around $40,000 hangs in the “couture” section of the brand’s first men’s pre-collection. Sporting the words “Balmain Army” across the back, the item took around two months to make. “When it was completed, it was like Christmas, it was like, ‘It’s done, it’s exactly what I wanted,’” said Balmain’s creative director @olivier_rousteing during a tour of the collection in a Paris showroom on Monday. #wwdfashion