Revlon Acquires Sinful Nail Brand

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Overview

Revlon is digging its nails into the hotter-than-ever nail polish market with the acquisition of Mirage Cosmetics, owner of the Sinful Colors brand.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Business Features

Li & Fung Stays on Prowl as Net Rises

Company unveiled a new three-year plan to achieve a “core” operating profit of $1.5 billion by 2013.

clock March 24, 2011Constance Haisma-Kwok

Financial

Talbots, Charming Shares Rise Despite Losses

Both chains posted quarterly losses on steep holiday discounting and outlined strategies to turn around their stilted brands.

clock March 24, 2011Alexandra Steigrad

Vanessa Traina, Alexandra Fritz, Alexander Wang and Ryan Korban.

Parties

Vanessa Traina, Maje-or Player

Alexander Wang, Joseph Altuzarra, Lazaro Hernandez and the Olsen twins turned out to toast the socialite’s capsule collection for French label Maje.

clock March 24, 2011Matthew Lynch

Louis Vuitton store at the Mall of the Emirates in Dubai.

Designer and Luxury

Louis Vuitton Expands in Florida, Dubai

The newly reopened Mall of the Emirates location almost doubles the retail space and includes the first-ever family room within a store.

clock March 25, 2011Miles Socha and Ritu Upadhyay

Cosmoprof

Beauty Features

Cosmoprof at a Turning Point

Italian beauty fair mirrors the industry’s shift to wellness and natural-based products.

clock March 25, 2011Pete Born and Kerry Olsen and Jennifer Weil

Beauty Features

Intercos Returns to Roots

Prisma Shine, a new powder technology said to give pure, luminous color, was the star of the annual trend forecast.

clock March 25, 2011Jennifer Weil and Kerry Olsen

Dr. Janet Denlinger, Dr. Endre Balazs, Morgan Hare and Andre Balazs

Products

Eraclea: Not Standard Skin Care

Model maker Eileen Ford, author Judith Newman and hair stylist Yves Durif attended the launch of the new line.

clock March 25, 2011Holly Haber and Andrea Nagel

New Ahava packaging.

Human Resources

Big Plans for Ahava

Elana Drell Szyfer is determined to rev up the Israeli brand’s size in the North American market.

clock March 25, 2011Julie Naughton

Human Resources

Carey Grange Tapped by Temptu

The maker of airbrush makeup and tools aims to vastly grow its retail distribution business.

clock March 25, 2011Andrea Nagel

Looks from the Opening Ceremony x Lane Crawford collection.

Designer and Luxury

Opening Ceremony Links With Lane Crawford

The monthlong collaboration with the Hong Kong-based retailer is a homecoming of sorts.

clock March 25, 2011Jessica Iredale

From left: Alejandro Ingelmo boot. Valextra bag. Michael Kors clutch. Diane von Furstenberg moiré minaudière. Jason Wu bag. Yestadt Millinery hat. Salvatore Ferragamobag. Casadei shoe.

Fashion Trends

Accessories Trend: Head of the Classy

It’s time to act like a lady — or at least dress like one.

clock March 25, 2011Shoshanna Fischhoff

Julia Restoin Roitfeld and Robert Konjic

Fashion Scoops

Spain’s Loewe Opens in London… A Macy’s Romance…

Loewe cut the ribbon on its latest London store this week, the first new generation flagship outside Spain.

clock March 25, 2011WWD Staff

Media

Memo Pad: Another Daily Departure… Kristen Dykstra to Ann Taylor…

Culture reporter Molly Young is leaving News Corp.’s The Daily, as the fourth reporter to abandon the iPad newspaper since it launched.

clock March 25, 2011WWD Staff

Retail

Burt Tansky Talks Luxury Shopping

WWD’s Bridget Foley led a Q&A with the former chairman and ceo of Neiman Marcus Group at Columbia University Business School on Wednesday.

clock March 25, 2011David Moin

Drugstore.com

Retail

Revlon, Walgreens Grow Market Share

News of the beauty company’s acquisition of Mirage Cosmetics and the retailer’s purchase of drugstore.com broke Thursday.

clock March 25, 2011Faye Brookman and Andrea Nagel

Tucker RTW Fall 2011

Designer and Luxury

Tucker Gets Busy

Gaby Basora is becoming known for her vibrant signature prints in her Tucker collection.

clock March 24, 2011WWD Staff

Mauve spring-summer dresses in jersey c.1956.

Fashion Features

A Glimpse of Madame Grès

A retrospective devoted to the mythic French couture label opens today at the Musée Bourdelle in Paris.

clock March 25, 2011Katya Foreman

Fabio Franchina, president of UniPro.

Beauty Features

Italy Focuses on Innovation

Country’s beauty industry is attempting to innovate its way back to prosperity.

clock March 25, 2011Pete Born and Kerry Olsen and Jennifer Weil

Fragrance

Fragrance’s Latest Antidotes

At a panel discussion hosted by The Fragrance Foundation, retail executives exchanged ideas about how to spark meaningful growth in the prestige market.

clock March 25, 2011Molly Prior

Essentialist

Today's Must Read

John Varvatos and Nick Sullivan

Men's

Varvatos Sticks to His DNA to Survive Fashion's Vagaries

clock 44mJean E. Palmieri

Social Studies