Future Beauty Labs, the parent company of Tan Luxe, Isle of Paradise and Tanologist, has tapped corporate financial advisory firm Baylor Klein to explore a deal, Marc Elrick, chief executive officer and cofounder of the company, confirmed to WWD.
“We’re going to market because we are struggling to keep up with demand,” Elrick said. “There is a huge opportunity for tanning to become a regular part of the everyday consumer’s beauty regime…to bring that vision to life, we identified that we really need to align ourselves with a strategic partner that has…the experience required to help us scale up the business.”
Trevor Andrew, the artist known for his Gucci Ghost collaboration with Gucci, hit Complexcon last weekend to launch his fist line, Real Buy. The streetwear line includes jackets, short- and long-sleeve T-shirts, each with one of the artist’s seven designs, reports @ariahughes .
Kane Brown didn’t take the traditional road to country music stardom, writes @jeanpalmieri .
Instead of cutting his teeth in church and dive bars throughout the South, Brown made a splash on Facebook by releasing several covers of country classics — George Strait’s “Check Yes or No” and Lee Brice’s “I Don’t Dance” among them — that soon went viral. “I was working at FedEx and Target and just doing it for fun,” he said of the videos. “I put it on social media and got around 50 likes. Then I woke up one day and saw that it had gone viral overnight.” Read more on WWD.com 📸: @georgechinsee