Women Will Buy Less Makeup Next Year; Claire’s Wants Older Customers

By
Joe Zee

• Women are expected to reduce cosmetics purchases by 9 percent in 2010. [WWD]

• Claire’s stores in Europe are revamping to attract 18-year-olds. The love of 7- to 13-year-olds alone is not enough in the recession. [WWD]

• David Colman loves Mxyplyzyk because they have neat things like candles that look like ticking bombs. [NYT]

Elle creative director Joe Zee was shopping at Sur la Table and a salesperson asked if he needed a rice cooker. His tweeted reaction: “WTF!” [Jezebel]

• Lady Gaga: “My dad was at a show the other night and afterwards he said, ‘Do you think your fans are smart?’ and I said, ‘Oh hell yeah, my fans are smart,’ and he said, ‘You know what, I was thinking the same thing during the show.’ … They remade my music videos, they designed clothes for me. They wrote poetry and made films and designed all sort of amazing paintings.” [Mirror UK]

Women Will Buy Less Makeup Next Year; Claire’s Wants Older Customers