Today’s Fashion Headlines: Friday, September 27, 2013

September 27, 2013 • Fashion Blog, Fashion News

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Nars Launching Guy Bourdin Inspired Collection

The niche cosmetics brand, which offered an Andy Warhol theme last year, is this year looking to photographer Guy Bourdin for inspiration. The photographer is perhaps best-known for his work with French Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar in the Seventies. François Nars has long cited Bourdin as a key influencer and also chose Bourdin images as campaigns for his 2005, 2007 and 2011 cosmetics collections, even naming a 2002 blush Exhibit A, after a book of Bourdin’s images.

There will be a total of 17 stockkeeping units including blush, eyeshadow, nail color and eyeliner. This collection is an homage to Bourdin as he has been such an inspiration to François Nars. The color cosmetics will launch on Oct. 15 in Nars boutiques and on nars.com before heading into Sephora, department and specialty store doors on Nov. 1, when the gifting collection is released.

Clarisonic Launches the Pedi

After conducting a study that revealed 86% of women care for their feet at home, Clarisonic will next week launch the Pedi, a $199 device that comes with a smoothing disc made from stainless steel, a buffing-brush head for wet or dry usage and three topical products: 6-oz. Pedi-Buff, 3.5-oz. Pedi-Balm and 30-ml. Pedi-Boost.

Clarisonic is following a two-pronged distribution strategy by rolling out the Pedi to dermatologists’ offices and spas as well as QVC and its 2,500 retail doors in the U.S., including Sephora, Nordstrom, Ulta and Macy’s.

Nordstrom Begins Series of Pop-Up Shop Launches

The Seattle-based retailer on Oct. 10 will launch Pop-In @Nordstrom, an ongoing series of themed pop-up shops in eight Nordstrom stores and on nordstrom.com. The in-store shops will be different sizes, ranging from 450 square feet to 1,000 square feet.

The Pop-In will be an homage to all things French. It will feature a selection ranging from vintage Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent to Cédric Rivrain, the well-known French artist, whose fashion illustrations are in demand. The French concept shop has a green exterior and green and white diagonally striped walls with the word “Oui” on the outside. It has an entry and is self-enclosed. Each new Pop-In concept will have a different design.

– Selicia A. Walker

Source: WWD

Photo: WWD, George Chinsee

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