Today’s Fashion Headlines: Friday, December 6, 2013

December 6, 2013 • Fashion Blog, Fashion News

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Law & Order: SVU Makeup Artists Open Salon

Stephanie March and Rebecca Perkins met on the set of “Law & Order: SVU,” where March starred as Assistant District Attorney Alexandra Cabot and Perkins headed up the show’s makeup department, and it was there that the idea for their new makeup salon, Rouge New York, which will open Wednesday, was born. March and Perkins saw a void in the market. Where can you go to get your makeup done that isn’t a department store or specialty retailer? The makeup bar concept is similar to those for nails and hair but cater to your face.

The 800-square-foot store, at 130 Thompson Street in Manhattan’s SoHo neighborhood, is a six-chair salon, and each station is equipped with an iPad loaded with makeup inspiration to draw from. Key services include facial waxing starting at $10 for an eyebrow touch-up, and makeup services ranging from $15 tattoo cover-ups to full face makeovers ranging from $50 to $75. House calls can also be arranged for $125 per hour with a two-hour minimum. Although the salon isn’t intended to be a makeup store, everything used on clients is available for sale. Clients are also encouraged to bring their own favorite products. Perkins and March have put together a Rouge-branded product line of 87 stockkeeping units including eyeshadow primer, toner, and makeup brushes.

Helmut Lang Among Designers Tapped For Rug Design

Helmut Lang exited the fashion arena in 2005 and began a career making art but he’s back, making a name for himself in the textile market. The acclaimed New York-based Austrian is among a dozen prominent art world figures whose designs are to be realized by Henzel Studio, a luxury rug firm based in Gothenburg, Sweden.

The project is the brainchild of Joakim Andreasson, who worked on Lang’s post-fashion art projects before setting up the Los Angeles-based creative firm cultureEDIT. Andreasson noted each art rug takes about five months to hand weave in Tibet. The debut collection is to be officially launched at Barneys New York during the Frieze Art Fair, scheduled for May 9 to 12, in Randall’s Island Park in Manhattan. Henzel prices art rugs by the square foot and makes them to order. An average-sized one retails from about $15,000 to $20,000, according to Andreasson.

Nigel Barker Delves Further into Beauty Market With Fragrance

Nigel Barker has teamed with Demeter Fragrance Library to create the Nigel Barker Signature Collection of Fine Scents. The fragrances, which launched on demeterfragrance.com last month, aim to roll out to retail in the second quarter of 2014. Barker, who aims to capture the essence of Manhattan in the bottle design of  his unisex scents. His dramatic photographs decorate the sleek black fragrance bottles. They are part of Barker’s ambitious push into beauty. Barker also plans to launch two color cosmetics collections created with his wife Cristen, a makeup artist, called Beauty Equation, a prestige line, and BE Cosmetics, a mass line, which are both slated to roll out in early 2014.

– Selicia A. Walker

Source: WWD

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