Using 3-D printing, Taste Beauty was able to create a mold for its own beauty version of L.O.L. Surprise in less than a month after the item became a sell-out Christmas success. L.O.L. Surprise was so popular, consumers paid four times the $120 retail on auction sites. Taste hopes for the same marketing frenzy when its beauty version hits the shelves this summer.
That speed to market is a cornerstone of the two-year-old company, known for novelty hits with powerful licenses including Nickelodeon, Nestle, Disney, Universal, Tootsie Roll and General Mills. The major product categories include lip balm, lip gloss, nail polish, nail accessories, bath and body, holiday gifting and hair accessories — mostly for the youth market, but also snapped up by older shoppers nostalgic for brands of their past.
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