Kardashians Take Over London
It was a Kardashian craze at Aqua on London’s Argyll Street Thursday night as Kim and Kourtney celebrated the launch of their Kardashian Kollection range for Dorothy Perkins. fans, press and friends pressed against the human barricade of security guards to get a glimpse of the sisters in the VIP area, where they were congregated with Dorothy Perkins boss Sir Philip Green and Bruno Schiavi, who is producing the line. Among the crowd were members of British reality TV show “Made in Chelsea” as well as the young stars of Union J, a group competing in this year’s edition of “X Factor U.K.,” who drew almost as much attention as the night’s guests of honor. Both Kim and Kourtney were in pieces from the collection, but Kim’s sequined dress looked a little different from the sample seen previously. “She had it changed to be backless,” explained Kourtney. “When she was trying it on, it was unzipped at the back and she liked the look so we had it sewn into a backless version.”
Tesoro Fires Back
Public relations executive Lynn Tesoro on Thursday filed a lawsuit against Marie-José Susskind-Jalou, president of Jalou publishing house, and her daughters Jennifer Eymere and Vanessa Bellugeon of Jalouse and L’Officiel magazines. Tesoro, who claims that an angry Susskind-Jalou slapped her in the face prior to Zac Posen’s runway show at Avery Fisher Hall during NY Fashion Week, had filed a summons and notice shortly after the incident. The lawsuit, which was filed in New York Supreme Court, details Tesoro’s account of the event, and includes charges of battery against Susskind-Jalou, libel against Eymere and both assault and slander against all three defendants. Tesoro, who is seeking unspecified damages, said the incident occurred when fire marshals decided to remove 60 seats from the designer’s mostly front-row show, causing Tesoro’s p.r. firm, HL Group, to scramble to reassign seats.
Alberto V05 To Launch Salon Products
Known for offering shampoos and conditioners for less than $1, Alberto V05 is upping its game, and its price point, with a new salon-inspired range. The formulas in Salon Series derived inspiration from the brand’s cult product, V05 Hot Oil Moisturizing Treatment, introduced in the Seventies. The item is also being repackaged coinciding with the launch. The collection, which will be sold in more than 5,000 doors, is comprised of 15 shampoos, conditioners, stylers and treatments. Each product contains natural oils from botanicals like honey, papaya, kiwi, marigold and sweet almond. In order to generate buzz around Salon Series Riley said the brand plans to utilize the digital space, including a full Facebook campaign, as well as free product giveaways and in-store rebate offers. Print advertisements and freestanding inserts are also planned. In February the brand will introduce Salon Series.
Selicia A. Walker
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