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.
“My personal philosophy to beauty is paying attention to oneself. I love to be outdoors, lots of fresh air, trying to take care of yourself as best you can. I always notice that comes through,” says Felicity Jones, the global face of @shiseido-owned @cledepeaubeauteus, which launches today. Head to WWD.com to read more about the actress’ love for beauty and how she prepared for her new role in “The Basis of Sex,” playing the young Ruth Bader Ginsburg. #wwdbeauty (📷: @dandoperalski)
For men’s fall 2018, @giuseppezanotti drew on elements from streetwear, sport, biker, combat and rock ‘n’ roll. Pictured here are a pair of shoes from the collection, featuring zippers, rhinestones, and silver hardware. Head to WWD.com to see a roundup of the accessories from Milan’s men’s fall 2018 shows. #wwdfashion (📷: Andrea Delb)
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of @ralphlauren’s snowboarding collection, the brand is mining its archives. The iconic brand is reintroducing vintage styles and dropping new designs for a color capsule that will be available in Ralph Lauren stores and @openingceremony on January 25. The capsule will consist of 10 pieces, including the Snow Beach Pullover, pictured here, which is a collector’s item that rapper Raekwon wore in Wu-Tang Clan’s “Can It Be All So Simple” video. #wwdfashion (📷: Tom Gould)
For @rochasofficial’s pre-fall 2018 collection, creative director Alessandro Dell’Acqua channeled the sophisticated and intriguing Catherine Denevue in the film “Belle de Jour.” Polished collarless coats, midi skirts, suits and ’60s graphic motifs were all featured in the collection, adding a sense of discreet luxury. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion
“We tried to produce clothing of that couture quality, but the most daunting part was that we only had a matter of days [to do it],” said costume designer Lou Eyrich, who recreated Gianni Versace’s iconic looks for @americancrimestoryfx. Eyrich searched online retailers and vintage shops for original pieces from the design house and for @penelopecruzoficial, who plays Donatella Versace. Head to WWD.com to read how she created the Versace world. #wwdfashion
Only three months after her stellar debut catwalk season, @kaiagerber has inked her first big design collaboration –– with @karllagerfeld. The collection blends Lagerfeld’s Parisian chic aesthetic and the model’s signature West Coast casual style via RTW, accessories, footwear and more. The #KarlLagerfeldxKaia collection will launch in September with a series of events. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
Harrods plans to remove the famous statue of Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed from the bottom of the Egyptian escalators and hand it back to Mohamed Al-Fayed. “We are very proud to have played our role in celebrating the lives of Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Al Fayed at Harrods and to have welcomed people from around the world to visit the memorial for the past 20 years,” said Michael Ward, Harrods managing director. “With the announcement of the new official memorial statue to Diana, Princess of Wales at Kensington Palace, we feel that the time is right to return this memorial to Mr. Al Fayed and for the public to be invited to pay their respects at the palace.” More on the news, with reporting by @loreleimarfil, at WWD.com. #wwdnews