Stephane Barraque, most recently international director for Baume & Mercier, has been named president of Dior Watches North America. Barraque will manage all sales and marketing activities for the brand, reporting to Ulrich Wohn, president and chief executive officer of LVMH Watch & Jewelry NA. Barraque, who was with Baume & Mercier since 2005, begins at Dior watches on Sept. 15. “We are all confident that Stephane’s leadership and solid business acumen will contribute greatly to Dior Watches’ double digit growth,” Wohn said.
@moncler unveiled its latest project, #MonclerGenius, yesterday at Milan Fashion Week. The Italian outwear maker gave show-goers a preview of the monthly collections – which were created by eight designers and creative talents including Pierpaolo Piccioli, Simone Rocha, Craig Green and more – that will start rolling out in the summer.
In honor of Rihanna’s 30th birthday, we took a look back at an interview with the Barbados-native when she was just 18 years old. Here, she talked about her second album, “A Girl Like Me” in 2006. “I want to be me. I want people to fall in love with who Rihanna is, and that’s why I want the album to be about me so people can really find out who this girl Rihanna is, because they only know the ‘Pon de Replay’ girl.” Fast forward 12 years, and she’s released six more albums and has become a powerhouse in both the fashion and music industries. Happy birthday, @badgalriri 🎈(📷: Pavel Antonov) #wwdarchive