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.
EXCLUSIVE: @tomford is opening its first-ever beauty store. The boutique, which opens November 20 in London’s Covent Gardens, was designed with the over the top glam Ford is known for. Read the full story on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: Simon Wagner) #TomFordBeauty
New York-based DJ @harleyvnewton threw a party to celebrate the holiday collection of her dress and pajama line @hvn at the Ladurée Beverly Hills. It Girls @katebosworth, @rashidajones and more joined in on the fun, which included cocktails, croque monsieur sandwiches and a photo booth. #wwdfashion (📷: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com)
For the holidays, @Burberry partnered with 20-year-old artist @blondeymccoy on a series of three outdoor murals in downtown Manhattan. The murals are McCoy’s interpretation of a Christmas eve party, the idea of charity and the spirit of family. His third mural, pictured here, is the most personal. The image depicts McCoy’s grandparents and father in London’s Trafalgar Square in the Seventies. “My work often features lots of sentimental objects.” #wwdeye
For spring 2018, designers applied bold colors and cartoonish motifs on everything from sneakers and belts to key chains. See all the top men’s accessories trends on WWD.com. #wwdtrends (📷: George Chinsee; Prop Styling by @rnasti; Market Editor: @luiscampuzano)
The @dior-sponsored @guggenheim international gala pre-party has a history of drawing cool-girl musical acts to serenade the crowd –– and last night was no exception. @haimtheband performed songs both new and old, and lured a star-studded audience with the likes of Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Mamoudou Athie and more. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
In a partnership between the @metopera and the @englishnationalopera, “Marnie” was born. The opera, with costumes sponsored by @mrporterlive, is an adaptation of the 1961 thriller by Winston Graham. Arianne Phillips, who created the costumes, is no rookie: She’s styled Madonna for her tours and created costumes for a myriad of films in the past. Read WWD’s interview with Phillips, where she talks about her inspiration for the opera’s costumes on WWD.com #wwdfashion
@barneysnyc took a different approach to their holiday windows this year. Instead of Christmas decor, Barneys tapped @thehaasbrothers to tell a story of positivity, gratitude and inclusivity via heartwarming silliness and humor. “It’s about kids and it’s about coming together and being family and loving each other,” said Simon Haas. #wwdfashion (📷: @joshuascottphoto)
Beauty influencer @kandeejohnson makes her foray into hair care with a collaboration with @ogx_beauty — making it the first time that OGX has teamed up for a product creation. The collab includes shampoos and conditioners in three scents. At 39 and a mom, Johnson is a different profile than the emerging social media stars, but is considered one of the pioneers of the digital beauty influencer world. Read WWD’s interview with her on wwd.com, including the strangest beauty product she’s ever tried #wwdbeauty