ACTORS WELCOME: Estée Lauder will offer spa services to Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress nominees for the Academy Awards for the second consecutive year. Lauder, however, has added a whole new demographic to its treatment slate this year...
ACTORS WELCOME: Estée Lauder will offer spa services to Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress nominees for the Academy Awards for the second consecutive year. Lauder, however, has added a whole new demographic to its treatment slate this year — nominees for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor. Male and female nominees will be able to book appointments for services either at the Estée Lauder Spa suite in the Four Seasons Beverly Hills, or in their homes, from March 19 to 23.
DREAM CREAM: Los Angeles skin care guru Sonya Dakar is unveiling her latest product, Cellular Patch Cream, today, but her private clients, including Kirsten Dunst, Brittany Murphy, Drew Barrymore and Jewel have been fans of the $150-an-ounce cream for a year now. The twist: Cell Patch is an antiaging product, yet these starlets are all in their 20s. "More and more girls are starting early," said Dakar. Of course, Dakar’s thirtysomething loyals Debra Messing and Gwyneth Paltrow also love it. The cream contains marine and yeast extracts, which work to penetrate up to six layers of the skin, thereby promoting collagen production and cell turnover without the use of harsh acids. The cream will be available in Dakar’s Los Angeles skin clinic as well as Fred Segal Essentials in Santa Monica, Calif., Haven and Acqua Beauty Bar in New York, Salon 1800 in Chicago as well as seven other cities.
SUNDARI SOLD: Sundari, the Ayurvedic skin care brand launched in 1999 by Christy Turlington, Ayla Hussain and Cavan Mahony, has been sold for an undisclosed sum, as reported Thursday. India-based Marico Industries Ltd., which produces oils for consumer products, closed a deal to acquire 70.5 percent of Sundari on Tuesday night. Hussain will remain as chief executive officer of Sundari LLC, while Mahony has left the company. Turlington has relinquished management responsibilities but will remain on the firm’s advisory board. Hussain sees Marico’s oil-production capabilities as a boon for Sundari, which uses essential oils in numerous treatment products. Marico had total sales of $142 million in fiscal 2002.
JUST ADD WATER: John Waters will act as toastmaster at a benefit for the Epic Theater Center, honoring Hairspray producer Margot Lyon. Estée Lauder and Lush, a British handmade cosmetics company, are ponying up some of the graft for the March 10 event. Lush is currently scouting locations for its second U.S. store in New York, Los Angeles and Boston.
LONGS MAKES CUTS: Following news that fourth-quarter profits slumped 66 percent, Longs Drug Stores said it would slash 170 jobs. Longs, which operates more than 450 drugstores and is based in Walnut Creek, Calif., posted profits of $6.4 million, or 17 cents a share for the quarter ended Jan. 30, down from $21.8 million or 58 cents a share a year ago. As reported, Longs announced its dismal fourth-quarter profit outlook last week. Shortly afterward, Longs’ chief operating officer, Terry Burnside, resigned. Longs’ quarterly sales fell 3.3 percent to $1.17 billion from $1.21 billion; comp-store sales rose 1.2 percent. Longs’ shares closed at $15.51 Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange, down 4 cents.
@tradesy is turning the concept of a showroom upside down with its new space in Santa Monica. Here, the company plans to hold events, art exhibits and a showcase rare fashion pieces like this Louis Vuitton boxing set. Get all the details on Tradesy’s first showroom on WWD.com. #wwdnews
Spotted last night at the @erdem x @hm launch event: Kate Bosworth, Rashida Jones, Kirsten Dunst and Selma Blair. The party, which took place in LA, also marked the opening of their pop-up shop. “I was interested in creating a collection that wasn’t in any way disposable. It was about pieces you’d create and keep forever, things that have a permanence to it,” designer Erdem Moralioglu said. #wwdeye (📷: Katie Jones)
Renee Zellweger in yellow in 2001 and again in 2017. Chosen as one of the 12 @pantone Leading Spring Colors (and dubbed “Meadowlark”), it only makes sense that the bright hue stands the test of time and is making a resurgence this season, seen already on stars like @blakelively and @gigihadid. (📷: Donato Sardello & @rexfeatures) #wwdfashion #tbt
Dior’s 70th anniversary celebration continues with a new exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. “Christian Dior,” which is scheduled to run through March 18, takes a look at the founders tenure from 1947 to 1057 and feature 40 designs. Pictured here is an evening gown from the Ailée, fall 1948-49 haute couture collection. #wwdfashion (📷: Brian Boyle)
As one of the most recognizable models in the world, Christy Turlington Burns has an insider’s view of the fashion industry and the allegations of sexual harassment swirling around it. “I can say that harassment and mistreatment have always been widely known and tolerated in the industry. The industry is surrounded by predators who thrive on the constant rejection and loneliness so many of us have experiences at some point in our careers,” Turlington told WWD, along with her suggestions for how the modeling world should protect younger women and men. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: Tony Palmieri) #wwdnews
@asics America has tapped a new brand ambassador: famed DJ/record producer @steveaoki. This initiative is intended to set the tone for the new brand identity and philosophy and will include partnerships with influencers and in-store and off-line activations that will continue into next year. This is Asics’ most significant marketing effort in two decades, and is expected to attract younger consumers to the brand. #wwdfashion
24-year-old Jean Prounis is redefining the rules of jewelry. Formerly a studio assistant to Jemima Kirke and a design apprentice at Ghuran, she focuses on handcrafted subtleties and ancient goldsmithing techniques. “There was a really sterile feel in the environment and I wanted to have jewelry with character that shapes how you wear it everyday,” Prounis said. Each piece is hand made in New York, either by Prounis or three other jewelers in the district. #wwdfashion
“These collections continue to build on that vision, empowering differently abled adults to express themselves through fashion,” said @tommyhilfiger of his line of adaptive apparel, which launches today. The line consists of 37 men’s and 34 women’s styles based upon the pieces from the spring Tommy Hilfiger sportswear collection. #wwdnews