Lady Gaga Debuts Fragrance… in Tokyo
Lady Gaga’s first foray into the fragrance business became a reality Wednesday, when her new scent FAME went on sale at a pop-up store in Tokyo.The pop-up store, located in a shopping development in the Harajuku district, will be open for one month. It is currently the only place in the world selling the star’s fragrance line, called Fame, until it debuts in other markets come September.
The boutique, dubbed Lady Gaga Haus Laboratories, is located on the second floor of the recently opened Tokyu Plaza retail complex. After being greeted by a red-carpeted display and testing area, customers make their way through black fringe curtains to a room where the products are available for purchase. The room has something of a science lab feel to it, with glass canisters of plants and flowers lining shelves that flank a TV screen playing promo videos.
Fons Houtkamp, general manager of Asia export for Coty Inc., which produces the fragrance line, said that the pop star herself had chosen the Japanese capital for the scent launch. “She said, ‘If there is one store in the world, one door in the world, it should be in Tokyo,’” said Houtkamp.
Emilio Cavallini Goes for Bright “Hue”s
Emilio Cavallini has entered into a collaboration with Hue to do an exclusive co-branded collection called Emilio Cavallini for Hue. Hue will distribute and market the legwear and coordinating pieces, while Florence-based Cavallini will produce the allover seamless, Santoni-knit styles of nylon and spandex. The collection will combine the concept of legwear that can be coordinated, layered or mixed and matched with a capsule group of soft, stretchy tops and bottoms that have a ready-to-wear look.
The color palette features a range of acid brights, including green, orange, fuchsia and royal blue, as well as black and white and retail for up to $40.
Who Else Does Karl Hate?
In this segment of “Who Else Does Karl Lagerfeld Hate?”, it seems that the designer may not be too fond of Pippa Middleton‘s face. In fact, he is quoted as saying he downright hates it. British Vogue reports that Lagerfeld talked about Middleton’s appearance, and not in a good way:
“Kate Middleton has a nice silhouette. I like that kind of woman, I like romantic beauties,” he said. “On the other hand, her sister struggles. I don’t like the sister’s face. She should only show her back.”
Well, Me-ow, Mr.s Lagerfeld.
– Taneisha Jordan
Sources: WWD; Vogue UK
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