Fashion Cheat Sheet

03.22.13

The Kardashians Launch a Tanning Line; PPR Changes Its Name

and H&M spotlights model-off-duty style.

The Kardashians’ Tanning Line: The business-savvy Kardashian sisters have endorsed their fair share of beauty products over the years: nail polish, fragrances, laser hair removal—even self-tanning gel. Now, Kim, Khloé, and Kourtney have decided to take their skincare efforts one step further and launch a sunless tanning line. “I think tanning has really been a way of life for all of us, living in California,” Kim told WWD. “Especially, more recently, the need for sunless tan. When I travel, the one thing that makes me feel alive whether or not I have makeup on is a tan, especially in my face. When you travel, you can’t just go lay out.” Kardashian Sun Kissed, made in partnership with skincare manufacturer New Sunshine LLC, is a five-unit sunless tanning regime and is set to hit stores in April. [WWD]

PPR’s Makeover: Luxury fashion group PPR will be changing its name to Kering (which, they noted in the press release, is "pronounced 'caring' in English") on June 18. The switch is part of a company-wide effort to begin fostering high-end fashion and accessories and sport/lifestyle brands. According to PPR CEO Francois-Henri Pinault, the new name can be translated from French to mean “house” or “foyer,” reports WWD. The accompanying logo is an owl with the slogan “Empowering Imagination.” [WWD]

H&M Honors Fashion Icons: On the heels of Fashion Month, fast-fashion retailer H&M has decided to pay homage to four of the most well-known models in the business. Its New Icons collection takes its inspiration from the personal style of Joan Smalls, Daphne Groeneveld, Lindsey Wixson, and Liu Wen and is due out in April, reports Vogue UK. [Vogue UK]

Justin Timberlake’s Biggest Fan: JT’s suit and tie has garnered a lot of acclaim, but one actor in particular is a huge admirer of his wardrobe: Mad Men star Jon Hamm. “[He's] a very fashion-forward kind of guy,” Hamm told the AP. But he's not a fan of all of the singer-cum-actor's looks: “That one unfortunate picture of him in that denim tuxedo excused.” [StyleWatch]