Today’s Fashion Headlines: RiRi by Rihanna Launch, Rush To Pierce For NYFW, Thom Browne’s Paris Pop-up

September 2, 2015 • Fashion Blog, Fashion News

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Rihanna Launches Seventh Fragrance At Macy’s

Seven must be a lucky number, as over 1,000 people showed up Monday at Brooklyn’s Macy’s to help launch Rihanna‘s seventh fragrance, RiRi by Rihanna. RiRi was created to connect with her fans. It is pink so is perfect for young girls. The scent is a mix of passionfruit extract, rum absolute, sparkling cassis and Italian mandarin, Japanese honeysuckle, orange blossom, exotic jasmine, pink freesia, Madagascar vanilla, skin musk and Indonesian sandalwood.

The fragrance is sold four sizes: a 0.2 rollerball, $20; a 1 oz. for $36; 1.7 oz for $50, and 3.4 oz. for $60. The scent will be sold in 1,800 doors, including Macy’s, macys.com, Perfumania, perfumania.com and Stage stores. Her personal appearance at the release event generated more than $46,000. Rihanna was dressed in a retro-inspired pink Vivienne Westwood minidress and sky-high pink Christian Louboutin stilettos.

Rush To Pierce For Fashion Week

Fashion Week-ers are body accessorizing by loading up on piercings. According to East Village piercing artist and jewelry designer J. Colby Smith, the fashion industry is rushing in to get all pierced up before New York Fashion Week. Smith says he receives a 40 percent spike in business prior to the shows ans Fashion Week is his busiest time of the year. On average, each of Smith’s visitors spend between $200 and $1,000, equaling to more than $200,000 in pre-fashion week piercings alone!

Thom Browne’s Arty Paris Pop-up

Thom Browne set up a striking and arty installation for his new, temporary sales space at French department store Le Bon Marché. “I wanted this [pop-up] to be more like a representation of what shows are nowadays: half installations, half collections,” the New York-based designer explained during a preview. “And I wanted it to be representative of what I do [vis-à-vis] those people who don’t know who I am.”

Visitors enter through a dramatically mirrored office space, featuring a silver-plated, mid-century desk, an old-fashioned typewriter, a pencil, a ruler, a stapler and a pair of scissors neatly arranged on its top. The desk is surrounded by rows of matching brogues replicated by the mirrored walls. The installation perfectly represents Browne’s penchant for uniform and repetitive design.

Le Bon Marche, thom-browne, pop-up, Paris

– Shannon Blum

Source & Photos: WWD

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