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Huda Beauty Said to Be Adding Subbrands

Huda Beauty is not only launching fragrance — they’re launching a new business model, WWD has learned.
The business is said to be releasing a collection of four fragrances that sisters Huda and Mona Kattan, who frequently post about fragrance on social media, worked on in conjunction with fragrance house Firmenich. The collection has notes of Jasmine Sambac Absolute, Vanilla and Rose Centifolia, and are meant to be layered and combined. Sources said the 100 ml. bottles will retail for $118.
As part of the launch, which is slated for November, the beauty company of power-influencer Huda Kattan (who has 27.3 million followers on Instagram), is launching its first subbrand, sources said. The subbrand for the fragrance is said to have its own visual identity, and a different communications and distribution strategy than Huda Beauty.
It’s a new strategy for the business, which until this point, has operated in just one brand. Huda Beauty is said to be planning several more subbrands for the future.
The fragrance launch is a first for Huda Beauty, which started with false eyelashes and gradually expanded into a range that includes a wide array of lip products, highlighters, eye-shadow palettes and complexion products. In addition to fragrance, the

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L’Oréal Recognized as Global Compact LEAD company by U.N.

L’Oréal’s sustainability efforts are paying off.
The United Nations has named the France-based beauty behemoth a Global Compact LEAD company. In addition, L’Oréal senior vice president and chief ethics officer Emmanuel Lulin has been named an SDG Pioneer for Advancing Business Ethics.
The announcements were made today at the U.N. headquarters in New York during this year’s U.N. Global Compact Leaders Summit.
The United Nations Global Compact is an initiative designed to encourage businesses worldwide to adopt sustainable and socially responsible practices in regards to human rights, labor, environmental concerns and anti-corruption, and to take action in support of U.N. Sustainable Development goals. Global Compact LEAD companies are recognized as the most engaged participants in the Global Compact program.
SDG pioneers are business leaders honored for their work promoting Global Compact efforts within their companies. Lulin is the first chief ethics officer to be named an SDG Pioneer.
In 2013, L’Oréal launched its Sharing Beauty With All program, summarizing its goals for sustainable development through 2020, with an emphasis on ingredient sourcing, production and distribution transparency.

Said Jean-Paul Agon, chairman and ceo of L’Oréal: “All L’Oréal employees around the world will be very proud of these exceptional recognitions. Bringing about change requires both the long-term commitment

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Versace close to being sold to US label Michael Kors for $2bn

By Rupert Neate Wealth correspondent

Donatella Versace expected to confirm deal with handbag and clothing brand on Tuesday

Versace, the Italian fashion house founded by Gianni Versace 40 years ago, is expected to be sold to the US handbag and clothing brand Michael Kors for $2bn (£1.5bn).

The sale of the Milan-based brand would turn the late designer’s niece, Allegra Versace Beck, into a near-billionaire as she inherited half of the company after his murder outside his Miami mansion in 1997.

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When work meets high fashion – how the lanyard became the year's most coveted designer accessory

By Ellie Violet Bramley

Givenchy, Prada, Burberry and Balenciaga are all championing this unlikely way to show off your fashion credentials

Many of us wear a lanyard; it’s a way for ID to be seen, or maybe to keep a set of keys on hand. For some they say: job first, style second – because who cares what you look like when there’s paperwork to do? That was until recently, when the humble lanyard went high fashion.

See Givenchy, which has released its own version for £190 . Prada has also done one, with a highly practical see-through slot for your ID (£260); while at Riccardo Tisci’s London debut for Burberry, passports dangled from models’ necks on what looked suspiciously like lanyards. Further evidence, if it were needed, that it’s cool to look uncool.

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Via:: https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2018/sep/24/couture-lanyard-givenchy-burberry-prada

      

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Glansaol Said to Hire Financo to Explore Strategic Alternatives

Glansaol, the “strategic start-up” founded by former Revlon chief executive officer Alan Ennis in 2016, is said to have hired Financo to explore strategic alternatives.
Sources with knowledge of the situation said the company is considering several potential options, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures or other partnerships, and that Glansaol has been approached by potential suitors. Industry sources said the business has between $100 million and $125 million in retail sales.
Glansaol owns makeup brand Laura Geller, skin-care brand Clark’s Botanicals and makeup and skin-care brand Julep. It acquired all three in 2016 as part of Ennis’ plan to build a multibrand prestige beauty business with IPO potential. The business is backed by private equity firm Warburg Pincus.
“I said, ‘I want to build a company,’ [Warburg] said, ‘Great, here’s a pot of money, let’s go build it,’” Ennis said, after Glansaol made its first acquisitions. Warburg declined to comment.
Julep and Clark’s Botanicals are said to be growing, but sources indicated Laura Geller has struggled recently, though they noted the business has innovative products in the pipeline that haven’t hit the market yet.
In April, Nancy Bernardini, who had been leading Shiseido’s Zotos International business, stepped in as ceo of the business, and

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Digital: Technology Fusion Is Coming to Beauty, Fashion

The days of using just augmented reality are over, according to YouCam Makeup’s Wayne Liu, general manager and vice president of business development.
Today, both beauty and fashion companies would benefit from fusing different types of technology together — something YouCam offers as a service — in order to connect with their shoppers. The app has been downloaded more than 650 million times, and the company’s technology is used by more than 150 brands globally, Liu noted. YouCam has more than 100 million active users, he added.
Using just one of the slew of tech offerings today is “not innovation.” Liu said — “it’s not disruptive.” Augmented reality is “not something good to have — it’s essential,” he said.
“It’s just like social media,” he continued. “If your parents are on that, if your grandma is on that sharing some fake news or something…you’re going to another social media [platform], which your parents don’t even know how to use.”
Companies’ tech advancements should mirror individuals’ social media evolutions, Liu said.
“Right now, if you use just one technology, AR, or you’re using AI, or blockchain, it’s not sexy anymore. You have to perfectly mix everything together, just like a chef,” he said.
He outlined three new

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Green Carpet awards sprinkle stardust on Milan fashion week

By Jess Cartner-Morley

Julianne Moore and Cate Blanchett join Anna Wintour and Cindy Crawford for celebration of sustainable fashion

The greatest misconception about the Green Carpet awards, which brought Milan fashion week to a close with a celebration of sustainable fashion, is that they are an alternative to the traditional red carpet. The true aim of the Green Carpet project is to rip the red one up entirely and replace it.

“People called last year’s Green Carpet awards the Oscars of sustainable fashion,” said organiser and ethical fashion campaigner Livia Firth. “I hope that soon we will just be the Oscars of fashion.”

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Via:: https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2018/sep/24/green-carpet-awards-sprinkle-stardust-on-milan-fashion-week

      

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Dolce & Gabbana: Milan fashion show's unlikely champions of diversity

By Jess Cartner-Morley

Plus-size models and the first black viscountess modelled in show that celebrated glamour in all its forms

It would be hard to make a case for Dolce & Gabbana as being politically correct. The designers have defended Melania Trump’s choice of a $51,000 jacket, called IVF babies “synthetic”, and been accused of fat-shaming and cultural appropriation. Yet they have become Milan fashion week’s greatest champions of diversity.

The veteran Italian actors Monica Bellucci and Isabella Rossellini, the plus-size model Ashley Graham, and Emma Weymouth, the first black viscountess in Britain, were included in a model line-up that celebrated glamour beyond the catwalk norm.

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Hidden assets: the fashion labels to know about right now

By Kate Finnigan

That LA brand with a flirty line in slips, those chic handbags, the vibrant raincoat… finding the best in undiscovered style

At last, très cool menswear brand Ami Paris has launched “menswear for women” within its AW18 collection. Known for its smiley logos and bright branded sweatshirts that have always attracted the girls, it has brought out boyfriend-style tailored trousers and sharp-shouldered coats specifically for women. For now it’s only available at Ami’s Left-Bank store. (amiparis.com)

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Finally, a beauty portal that recognises women of colour

By Gemma Cairney

Even now, people with black skin are often poorly served at mainstream outlets compared to those with paler complexions

When my sister and I were sprogs, my mum, a white woman, went optimistically into our local Boots, in west Sussex suburbia, having just moved from London. She asked if they had any products for ‘black hair’ only to be led to the aisle filled with hair dye. It was a poignant moment for Mum, a stark realisation that having two mixed-race children in a town where there weren’t many black people would be different to how it had been in London.

When my mum asked for products for black hair she was led to the hair dye aisle

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The best bright lipsticks | Funmi Fetto

By Funmi Fetto

I encourage even beauty wallflowers to try a swish of colour – it takes things up a notch and you’ll look like you made an effort

Sacrilege for a beauty editor to admit, but weeks into September and I’m finding applying makeup tiresome. I spent a good proportion of summer without makeup, because a full face in 35C can never end well. They say it takes 28 days to form a habit; try three months. I became so minimalist that looking at my bulging makeup bag this month made me want to take to my bed.

But after a season of festivals and late nights where we all deluded ourselves we were much younger and hipper than we are IRL, it’s time to go back to being a grownup. Which means a more polished look.

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Donatella Versace: more Stormy Daniels than Barbie these days

By Jess Cartner-Morley in Milan

Milan’s Friday night headliner features legendary designer

Donatella Versace is the fashion industry’s very own rock’n’roll legend. She has survived addiction and tragedy and remains as blonde as Debbie Harry and as snake-hipped as Keith Richards, still holding her spot as Milan fashion week’s Friday night headliner.

But Donatella’s outlook has evolved, and Versace’s with it. The bulletproof glamour is unchipped and glossy as freshly manicured nails, but the designer’s salty, wry persona is more Stormy Daniels than Barbie these days. “When [my brother] Gianni was alive… there was a different kind of energy,” she told Harper’s Bazaar recently. “His women had something to say as well, but being a man he put accent on their bodies and their attitude. That was his way to spread a message about self-confidence and strength, but I am a woman and I live in a completely different world. Looks are important, but … [women] want to be listened to.”

Related: Moschino gets sketchy with a riot of scribble print in Milan

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Hair-care Veteran Andy Rah Cooks Up New Line

Andy Rah had the right recipe for megahair care launches during his more than 13 years in the industry in roles with Macadamia Beauty, Flawless Beauty (with Gabrielle Union), Tigi/Unilever and L’Oréal. But in his new job as chief executive officer and founder of Sauce Beauty, he’s literally invading the kitchen for inspiration.
“I wanted to do something on my own that marries two of my passions — I love to cook, and I love hair care,” Rah said. The result is Sauce Beauty, an eight-item assortment of hair products featuring ingredients like Greek yogurt, avocado and coconut water. Sauce launches exclusively in a two-foot department at Sally Beauty on Oct. 1. Following that, hopefully Sally will extend its footage, Sauce will launch on its own web site and with Amazon and Rah is planning a rollout to the mass market. “It is especially a good fit for upscale grocery stores,” Rah said. International expansion is also part of his plan.
As distribution heats up, Sauce should eclipse the $10 million sales market, according to industry sources estimates.
There’s an explosion on social media of food-driven hair-care trends propelling interest, Rah said. Hair is indeed having a moment with The NPD Group reporting

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Moschino gets sketchy with a riot of scribble print in Milan

By Scarlett Conlon

Felt-tip streaks covered suits and a thimble became a hat as Jeremy Scott mixed ingenuity with the whimsical

Pulling all-nighters in the run-up to a catwalk show is a well-known practice in the fashion industry. For Moschino’s creative director, Jeremy Scott, at his Milan show this week, even that was not enough – or so he would have us believe.

“Fashion today moves so darned crazy fast,” the show notes informed guests. “It’s accelerated to such a lunatic pace that Jeremy simply didn’t have time to complete the collection. [He’s] been working like a trouper and only sometimes grabbing a few hours’ shut-eye on his sketching desk. But the fashion calendar stops for no one.”

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New Skin-Care Collection Offers Alternatives to Surgery

The luxury skin-care category, as it stands today, is in need of a major refresh. And if it isn’t overhauled, the retail market could continue to lose consumers to plastic surgery.
That’s according to dermatologist, reconstructive surgeon, and author, Dr. Tony Nakhla who launched his own line called Eighth Day at the Indie Beauty Expo last month. The range is sold online at EighthDaySkin.com, Shen Beauty and will be available at Neiman Marcus this fall.
“The super high-end brands that you are paying so much money for are using few actives and they are using almost nonsensical science. You are buying a little fashion and a lot of inflammation,” Nakhla stated. Consequently, frustration with doling out big bucks for products with no results drives more people to surgery and procedures — dollars that could be pumped into retail sales. “My goal is to offer something with high efficacy in a category where people should demand it the most.”
There are doctor brands, he admitted, that have a potent cocktail of actives, but many of them are not clean formulas. “It is hard to formulate with active ingredients, while still trying to refrain from preservatives and fragrances that are harmful to skin.” “Right now,

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Operating on Avon: CEO Outlines Turnaround Vision

Avon Products Inc. has a new turnaround plan.
It includes setting up a more “open” culture, and opening up the company to more representatives, consumers and opportunities, according to chief executive officer Jan Zijderveld. It includes the launch of an e-rep program, which will allow the company’s salesforce to open online shops in addition to peddle beauty products via physical brochure.
“If you think about our business today, it’s a very physical business,” Zijderveld said. “You’ve got a lady that uses the brochure, that goes physically to her consumers, takes the orders, gets the product and then delivers.…That’s great for a group of consumers, but it’s not appropriate for many more modern consumers.”
Digital programs give Avon the opportunity to reach even more customers, Zijderveld said. He gave the example of South Africa, a country where Avon is considered trendy, where between 200,000 and 300,000 Avon reps are reaching about three million people of a population that’s approaching 60 million.
“How do we equip our representatives to reach not two to three million people, but to reach 10 million people, 15 million people, 20 million people?” Zijderveld said. “That is a massive strategic leap for the business, to say, ‘we’re not going to restrict

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