Selling is inherent for Angel Merino, also known to fans as MacDaddyy. The makeup artist and Artist Couture chief executive officer has come a long way from his days working at the MAC Cosmetics counter at MainPlace Mall, now finding himself sitting opposite executives from Sephora as he looks to scale his makeup line.
Merino’s line Artist Couture rolled out to Sephora stores in the U.S., Canada and online in February with plans for exclusive holiday sets for the beauty retailer and a longer-term goal of getting his own gondola in store. Artist Couture is also sold in Planet Beauty, Naimie’s Beauty Center, Ricky’s and online retailer Beauty Bay in addition to its own online shop. Merino’s got a contract with NYX Cosmetics for the beauty brand’s makeup masterclasses; along the way, he’s steadily amassed an Instagram following of 1.3 million people.
The iconic Tiffany & Co. Fifth Avenue flagship will have a whole new look come 2021, reports @mistywhitesidell . The 10-story store is being expanded and renovated under the vision of chief artistic officer, Reed Krakoff. #wwdnews
“I feel like the [Emmy] nomination is this absurdly generous bonus to something that I’ve already been excited by for quite some time now,” Darren Criss tells @ktauer about his nomination for his role as Andrew Cunanan in The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, “My general attitude toward life is I hope for everything but expect nothing. But when you’re playing for the Warriors, there’s a good chance you’ll make it to the championships. And I’m not saying I’m Steph Curry, but when you’re on [showrunner] Ryan Murphy’s team, it seems more palpable than ever,” he continues. (Criss previously starred on “Glee,” another Murphy creation, although they didn’t directly work together.) “I feel like I’ve already won the lottery.” Read more in WWD.com (📸: @lexieblacklock ) #wwdeye #darrencriss #americancrimestory #emmys2018