SEPHORA SWAP: Sephora, the LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton-owned perfumery chain, announced Thursday it will take over the activities of Poland’s oldest selective perfumery chain, Empik — including its nine shops — in...
SEPHORA SWAP: Sephora, the LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton-owned perfumery chain, announced Thursday it will take over the activities of Poland’s oldest selective perfumery chain, Empik — including its nine shops — in return for a minority stake in Sephora Polska, Sephora’s Polish subsidiary. Other terms of the deal were not disclosed. Sephora said in a statement that it “is completing its geographical presence in Poland, principally in major town centers.” As a result of the agreement with Empik, Sephora now controls 40 stores in Poland.
NEW NOMINATION: Patricia Turck-Paquelier has been appointed the new chief of Helena Rubinstein. She will take on the position while maintaining her role as the international brand president of L’Oréal’s Prestige and Collections International. As reported, Philippe Villemus, formerly Helena Rubinstein’s international general manager, left L’Oréal last month. Turck-Paquelier will integrate Helena Rubinstein into PCI, which also develops the beauty brands Giorgio Armani, Cacharel, Viktor & Rolf, Paloma Picasso and Guy Laroche. Until now, Helena Rubinstein had been part of L’Oréal’s general luxury products division. “This new organization will permit the accelerated growth of a prestigious brand, which has had great international successes with star skin care products such as Prodigy and Collagenist or the Stellars lipstick, and for which a general manager will be named in the next few weeks,” said Gilles Weil, president of L’Oréal’s luxury products division, in a statement.
GOOD HAIR DAY: Ralph Lauren Fragrances will launch four hair care products within its Ralph fragrance brand, a move that’s considered the L’Oréal USA-owned brand’s first incursion into the hair care category. The quartet, called Ralph Good Hair Day, includes three shampoos and a conditioner, which feature names like Dish the Dirt and Knot Now, Knot Ever. Each 8.5-oz. item is priced at $12.50 and the line is expected to reach 2,200 department stores in August. Two styling aids, called Saved By the Gel and Get Hold of Yourself hairspray, will join the line in the spring — at which time an international rollout is slated to occur.
RACE FOR KIEHL’S: Kiehl’s is sponsoring a race from Death Valley, Calif. to the portals of Mt. Whitney from July 22-24 — and not only is the brand sponsoring it, but longtime employee Christopher Bergland will be one of the participants. Tied to the Kiehl’s Badwater Ultra Marathon is the launch of Kiehl’s Vital Sun Protection line, which each racer will wear on his or her two-day and two-night trek through the desert.NAUTICA’S WIN: You could call it a slam-dunk: Washington Wizards player Juan Dixon teamed up with Unilever Prestige’s Nautica fragrance brand and Hecht’s at the Washington, D.C.-area Bowie Town Center last month. The appearance, promoting the Nautical Competition fragrance, generated sales of more than $12,000 during the Father’s Day weekend.
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