Will Spooky October Impact the Holiday?

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Overview

The "October effect" has arrived and, while U.S. stock markets fell only slightly Thursday, the feeling is that the month will follow the historic norm and global markets will be lackluster.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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A Benefit Cosmetics brow bar inside Sephora.

Beauty Features

Sephora’s Big Goal: No. 1 in Every Market

Growth drivers at the perfumery chain include innovative and exclusive products, a focus on service and the implementation of digital tools in store.

clock October 17, 2014Jennifer Weil

A Degree Fahrenheit RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

A Degree Fahrenheit RTW Spring 2015

This is a season of firsts for Yu Amatsu.

clock October 15, 2014Kelly Wetherille

Patchy Cake Eater RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Patchy Cake Eater RTW Spring 2015

Patchy Cake Eater offered up an eclectic mix of satin-y varsity jackets, three-piece suits and variations on Bermuda shorts.

clock October 15, 2014Amanda Kaiser

Noir Fr RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Noir Fr RTW Spring 2015

Designer Syota Masuda offered up a collection for both genders that was high on shimmer and sporty edge.

clock October 15, 2014Amanda Kaiser

Haori de TiTi RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Haori de TiTi RTW Spring 2015

Tazuko Yamaki turned out a formal and feminine lineup of embellished dresses, lace jackets and frilly skirts.

clock October 15, 2014Amanda Kaiser

Atsushi Nakashima RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Atsushi Nakashima RTW Spring 2015

Atsushi Nakashima produced a sporty-cool collection of loose fitting clothes in jewel tones and kaleidoscope prints.

clock October 15, 2014Kelly Wetherille

Kidill RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Kidill RTW Spring 2015

Loose-fitting, relaxed silhouettes were a calling card of the Nineties and men’s streetwear label Kidill fully embraced the decade this season.

clock October 15, 2014Kelly Wetherille

Lamarck RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Lamarck RTW Spring 2015

Shinsuke Morishita produced a strong collection of unique, modern clothes that married innocence with toughness.

clock October 15, 2014Kelly Wetherille

Johan Ku Gold Label RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Johan Ku Gold Label RTW Spring 2015

Ku worked the dark side of the floral motif to a lovely, sophisticated effect.

clock October 15, 2014Kelly Wetherille

Yoshio Kubo Men's RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Yoshio Kubo Men’s RTW Spring 2015

This show and its Latin-revolutionary-fisherman vibe provided scores of terrific-looking clothes for hip guys.

clock October 15, 2014Amanda Kaiser

Harry's Bar dining room

Fashion Scoops

Mulberry Holds Dinner in London During Frieze

Charles Finch and Jean Pigozzi co-hosted the event at Harry’s Bar.

clock October 16, 2014Samantha Conti

Tilda Swinton

Media

Nars Taps Tilda Swinton for Spring Campaign

The makeup artists shot four portraits of Swinton for the ads, which will run from January through April.

clock October 16, 2014Julie Naughton

Fashion Scoops

Bouchra Jarrar Brings Collection to New York

The designer made a major gesture toward the U.S. market Thursday with a presentation of her rtw collection at the Algus Greenspon Gallery.

clock October 16, 2014Jessica Iredale

Zhu Chongyun RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Features

Shanghai Fashion Week Gets an International Flavor

The shows launched with a presentation by high-profile local designer Zhu Chongyun, but it’s the international interlopers who have observers buzzing.

clock October 16, 2014Casey Hall

Leonard Lauder and Judy Glickman

Parties

Leonard A. Lauder Cubism Exhibit Draws Elite Art Crowd

The select crowd included Aby Rosen and Samantha Boardman, Bobbi Brown, John Richardson, and Barbara Walters.

clock October 16, 2014Pete Born

Fragrance

For Once, a Positive Outlook on Fragrance

The NPD Group reported in its annual holiday survey that 17 percent of consumers plan to buy fragrance during the holidays.

clock October 16, 2014Jayme Cyk

Denim

Companies Retaliate in ITC Patent Case

Several of the major companies involved in a U.S. International Trade Commission patent infringement case are accusing the complainants of deception.

clock October 16, 2014Kristi Ellis

Dior RTW Spring 2015

Designer and Luxury

Dior Revenues Up 13% in Q1

The French brand appears to be immune to the headwinds rattling the luxury sector.

clock October 16, 2014Joelle Diderich

Alex Stupak against the graffitied interior of Empellón Al Pastor.

Lifestyle

Feast for the Eye: Alex Stupak Adds to Empellón Empire in NYC

On Monday, just across from Tompkins Square Park, he’s opening his third iteration under the Empellón umbrella, Al Pastor.

clock October 17, 2014Kristen Tauer

Stephen Lacy

Media

Media People: Meredith Corp.’s Stephen Lacy

Effective Oct. 29, Meredith chief will serve as chairman of the board of MPA-The Association of Magazine Media.

clock October 17, 2014Alexandra Steigrad

An advertisement for Georgia by Robin McGraw.

Fragrance

Robin McGraw to Launch Debut Scent on HSN

It’s a return to the channel for the TV personality, who launched her skin-care line, Robin McGraw Revelation, there on April 10.

clock October 17, 2014Julie Naughton

Retail

Grupo Boticário Eyes Expansion

Brazil’s largest fragrance maker will roll out 100 shops of its flagship O’Boticário perfumery chain.

clock October 17, 2014Ivan Castano

Hard Candy lip glosses.

Retail

Critical Mass: Retailers Value-Driven for Holidays

As they deck their aisles for holiday, mass-market beauty retailers are looking to do more for shoppers who have less.

clock October 17, 2014Faye Brookman

Alexander Wang's collection for H&M.

Fashion Features

H&M Unveils Alexander Wang Look Book

Logo mania is back, courtesy of Wang’s collection for the retailer, which features everything from T-shirts to bath towels emblazoned with his moniker.

clock October 17, 2014Joelle Diderich

Financial

Retailers Fret Over Impact of World’s Woes

The “October effect” has arrived and, while U.S. stock markets fell slightly, the feeling is that the month will follow the historic norm and be lackluster.

clock October 17, 2014Vicki M. Young and Samantha Conti and Joelle Diderich

Memo Pad Editors Eye Exhibit

Media

Michele Morgan Mazzola Curates Retrospective for Hearst

“The Editor’s Eye” features of both rare and celebrated photos from 1948 to 1992.

clock October 17, 2014Alexandra Steigrad

A.L.C RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Scoops

Andrea Lieberman in Talks With Investors for A.L.C. Line

InterLuxe is said to be one of the parties to have held tentative talks with the brand, although the investment firm declined to comment.

clock October 17, 2014Evan Clark

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Group International Reveals Presenters for ‘Night of Stars’

Debbie Harry will be on hand at next Thursday’s gala to present Glenda Bailey with the Lord & Taylor Fashion Oracle award.

clock October 17, 2014Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Scoops

Council of Fashion Designers of America Names Two to Board

The addition of Calvin Klein Collection’s Italo Zucchelli and Marchesa’s Georgina Chapman will bring the number of board members to 26.

clock October 17, 2014Marc Karimzadeh

Looks from Raakesh Aggarval.

Designer and Luxury

India Fashion Week Business Strong

Many of the designers at the shows, which ran from Oct. 8 to Oct. 12, spoke about the energy they felt at the event and were also talking numbers.

clock October 17, 2014Mayu Saini

Fashion Scoops

Search for Mulberry Creative Director Heating Up

Johnny Coca, head design director for leather goods, accessories, shoes and jewelry at Céline, is the front-runner.

clock October 17, 2014Samantha Conti

The cover of  "Hijacking the Runway: How Celebrities are Stealing the Spotlight from Fashion Designers."

Media

Lord & Taylor Hosts Book Party for Teri Agins

Her newest work, “Hijacking the Runway,” which dissects the blurred line between celebrity muses and fashion designers.

clock October 17, 2014David Yi

Essentialist

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Beauty

Bobbi Brown Is Launching a New Makeup Line of Her Own

clock October 26, 2020Ellen Thomas

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