The Body Shop announced Thursday it was switching all its palm-oil sourcing to a sustainable plantation to help stop the destruction of rain forests during production of the vegetable oil. During a telephone conference with journalists.
FOR SOAP'S SAKE: The Body Shop announced Thursday it was switching all its palm-oil sourcing to a sustainable plantation to help stop the destruction of rain forests during production of the vegetable oil. During a telephone conference with journalists, the L'Oréal-owned beauty manufacturer and retailer said the 2,000 tons of palm oil used in its soaps annually would come from Daabon Organic, a certified organic producer based in Colombia that has been audited by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil. Within the next six months, the 14.5 million soaps The Body Shop sells will contain sustainable palm oil. RSPO, which aims to find solutions to the serious problems posed by palm-oil production, includes 250 organizations, including beauty giants such as L'Oréal and Unilever, as well as non-governmental organizations such as World Wildlife Fund. RSPO's membership base has grown exponentially; when The Body Shop joined in 2004, there were just 10 members.
SITE UNCOVERED: Australian cosmetics company Becca has relaunched its international Web site, beccacosmetics.com. The company, known for its Skin Perfecting Make-Up System and ranges of foundation, started from scratch to create a new site that aims to demonstrate Becca's brand identity. Designed by eBrand Commerce, the Web site now offers information about each product — descriptions, benefits, ingredients, pricing and color swatches. Products are available in the categories Eyes, Lips, Multi-use and Brushes & Tools, as well as New Products, Best Sellers, Last Chance and Must Haves (a favorite of Becca founder, Rebecca Morrice Williams). The site has added in-depth information about the brand's product offerings, global retail locations and pedigree.
SERUM FRENZY: Boots, the U.K.'s leading health and beauty retailer, is sending a special delivery of its No7 Restore & Renew Beauty Serum to one Manhattan drugstore. On Wednesday, the CVS at 630 Lexington Avenue at 53rd Street is scheduled to receive a shipment of the serum, which will retail for $21.99, with a limit of two 30-ml. tubes per customer. It will be the sole U.S. store to offer the serum, which has become a cult favorite in the U.K. According to the company, the U.K. frenzy began shortly after the BBC aired the antiaging documentary "Horizon," which included a mention by a team of scientists from the University of Manchester Dermatology Department that the Boots serum had similar effects on the skin as retinoic acid, a prescription drug that helps reverse skin damage.
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