The Outnet will add beauty to its e-commerce offerings for the holiday season.Starting Oct. 25, Net-a-porter’s sister discount site will roll out a digital holiday campaign and 18 luxe beauty brands for sale, including Lipstick Queen, Natura Bisse, By Terry, 111 Skin and Ren.“The challenge is that we’re an off-price retailer — and we didn’t want to offer off-price beauty,” said Andres Sosa, director of global sales and marketing at The Outnet. “We wanted to see how can we be true to the DNA of everything we do and try and find something exclusive to us that no one else had.”Enter the series of beauty kits imagined by Sosa and his team. Each kit contains several full-size, current-season products that complement each other, and range in price from $22 to over $500 for a Natura Bisse skin-care set. The sets retail for 20 to 30 percent less than they would if a consumer were to buy each of the products separately. The difference with the sets is that none of the products is sold individually.For instance, a Natura Bisse Celebrity Pick Set that would retail for $655 costs $524 on theoutnet.com. Lipstick Queen sets that would retail for $70 and $72 will be $48 and $38, respectively.Sosa maintained that the decision was a result of research including surveys and in-person conversations with The Outnet Insiders, a group of 10,000 customers worldwide that serve as a panel for the e-tailer. They are also the site’s top 5 percent of consumers, and they provide feedback to The Outnet on topics such as site functionality and products they think the company should add to the site.“[Of those surveyed] 88 percent say that they regularly purchase luxury beauty brands,” Sosa said, adding that of The Outnet’s Front Row members, a selection of the site’s VIP shoppers, 94 percent regularly purchase luxury beauty brands. “It was a no-brainer.”Sosa insists this isn’t the rollout of a new category for The Outnet (Net-a-porter permanently introduced beauty to its lineup two years ago), but a special offering for the holiday season. “We aren’t saying no,” Sosa said of one day adding beauty to the site in an official capacity if the product performs well.The Outnet’s Lipstick Queen set.Courtesy Photo
@BillieEilish made history as the youngest person to earn nominations in the top four Grammy categories.
WWD sat down with one of music’s biggest stylists, @samanthaburkhartstylist, to hear what it's like to dress Billie Eilish and other artists for the Grammys.
“Billie [has] three looks,” she says bright-eyed. “It’s red carpet, performance, after party. I’m dressing her brother [Finneas O’Connell], which is the same, red carpet, performance, after party. There’s her brother’s girlfriend, her mom…Rosalía red carpet. Rosalía performance. Rosalía after party. Plus, she probably wants another look, so I have to have multiple options as well, because that’s just what you do.
“Grammys can be a really crazy carpet, so I think dialing it back and just keeping it sophisticated and elevated has been the direction overall for everyone I’m working with, not going crazy,” she continues. “You succeed by not going overboard. It should be a great fashion moment, a great fashion story. It shouldn’t feel like it’s a costume, like a Comic-Con convention,” Burkhart said.
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Ever wonder where celebrities and their stylists find their incredible red carpet looks? Enter, The Residency, the mecca of celebrity red carpet fashion.
A go-to designer showroom and wearable art space for those looking for something unique or custom, @theresidencyexperience has helped orchestrate such viral fashion moments as Cardi B’s $250,000 Met Gala ruby nipple covers (custom-made in a week’s time by @Steferejewelry), and Joey King’s hypnotic, undulating Iris van Herpen Golden Globes dress.
Opened five years ago, the space is an avant-garde candy store of under-the-radar global fashion and jewelry brands, haute armor, headdresses and human hair wigs curated by self-described “fashion activist” and former stylist herself B. Akerlund, who has worked with Lady Gaga and Beyoncé, among others. It’s also the first stop for stylists like Brett Alan Nelson who are represented by the showroom’s sister company, @theonly.agency.
"Helping artists figure out their individuality is inspiring," said Nelson, who is dressing Lizzo and her dancers for the Grammys stage.
Montreal’s hit Mugler exhibition is heading to Paris.
The display spans some 150 garments made between 1977 and 2014 as well as unpublished archival documents and sketches.
Here, Emma Sjöberg is in a look from Thierry Mugler's Les Cow-boys collection during the video shoot for George Michael’s song “Too Funky” in Paris in 1992.
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Like every season, the Paris spring 2020 couture shows produced a number of memorable moments that sent social media abuzz.
@Kaiagerber closing @givenchyofficial was just one of those moments.
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The @LouisVuitton pre-fall look book is pure pulp fiction.
Celebrities like Emma Roberts, Sophie Turner and Billie Lourd feature as characters on the cover of fictional pulp novels.
The outfits, ranging from sportswear to tailoring, are as varied as the characters portrayed. “In such a ‘wearable library,’ each outfit writes its own chapter made up of romantic monologues,” Vuitton said in a statement.
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