BACHELOR PARTY: Forget ABC’s newest bachelor Andrew Firestone, Henri Bendel was the place to be last week if you’re looking for a hot date. Benefit’s Bachelor Party, held last Thursday in the midst of Bendel’s annual Beauty...
BACHELOR PARTY: Forget ABC’s newest bachelor Andrew Firestone, Henri Bendel was the place to be last week if you’re looking for a hot date. Benefit’s Bachelor Party, held last Thursday in the midst of Bendel’s annual Beauty Week, wrangled in more than 500 customers vying for the hearts of five New York-based bachelors. "What better way to get girls out shopping than to have boys here?" said Benefit co-creator Jean Ford. In addition to some bachelor eye candy, customers were treated to complimentary beauty consultations, tarot card readings and several gift-with-purchase offers by participating brands. There were also guest appearances by "The Sopranos"’ Jamie-Lynn Sigler and Sports Illustrated model Petra Nemcova. By dropping their name in a box, attendees had the chance to win a dinner date at the Chambers Hotel Town restaurant with one of the bachelors. "This event has been an incredible success," said Julie Bell, marketing director for Benefit "We had a 45 percent sales increase from last year."
PRESCRIPTIVES’ RX: New York- and Los Angeles-based dermatologist Karyn Grossman appeared at Saks Fifth Avenue’s Manhattan flagship on behalf of Prescriptives Thursday afternoon. The event marked the launch of the Estée Lauder-owned brand’s Dermapolish kit, a new at-home microdermabrasion system. Grossman consulted customers on the basics of skin care and explained the Prescriptives offering. Dermapolish has a retail price of $125 and is currently rolling out to 300 doors.
SKY TOUR: The Estée Lauder Cos., along with Sears Canada, is sponsoring singer Amy Sky’s "With This Kiss" national tour of Canada. The Canadian singer will tour 35 cities across Canada this year in support of her new CD of the same name. The tour began recently in Ontario.
SUMMER SUNG: Riviera Concepts, which holds the Alfred Sung fragrance license, is launching a summer version of Sung’s three-year-old women’s fragrance, Shi. Sha, as the summer scent is called, got its name from the Cantonese word for summer.
GIVAUDAN NUMBERS: Givaudan, the Swiss flavors and fragrances firm, reported first-quarter sales of $497.6 million, up 21.1 percent in local currencies over the same period year-on-year. In Swiss francs, growth was 7.9 percent. Dollar figures have been converted from the Swiss franc at current exchange rates. The group’s fragrance division reported sales of $206 million, up 6.9 percent year-on-year at local currencies. In Swiss francs, its sales dipped 2.6 percent.MONEY MATTERS: France’s Marionnaud Parfumeries posted first-quarter pretax consolidated sales of $222.4 million, up 14.9 percent over the same period in 2002. Dollar figures have been converted from the euro at current exchange rates. In France, the group rang up sales of $151.9 million, up 3.7 percent over the year-ago period. On a like-for-like basis, sales were flat. Outside France, sales reached $70.5 million, up 49.4 percent in the period.
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