Trussardi Signs Deal With Selective Beauty PARIS — Italian luxury goods house Trussardi has inked a long-term worldwide fragrance licensing agreement with French distributor and manufacturer Selective Beauty.
Procter & Gamble announced the end of its licensing agreement with Trussardi, which it had inherited through the acquisition of Wella's Cosmopolitan Cosmetics fine fragrance division. P&G's deals with the Tony & Tina, Charles Jourdan and Yohji Yamamoto brands have also ended.
"The license to manufacture and distribute Trussardi fragrances with Cosmopolitan Cosmetics ended on June 30, on mutually agreed terms and conditions," Trussardi said in a statement.
"[The deal] gives us the scope to develop the Italian market and to decide with the brand what other markets to develop," said Christophe Cervasel, founder, chief operating officer and managing director of Paris-based Selective Beauty. The five-year-old firm rang up sales of 71 million euros, or $92.8 million at average exchange, last year.
The Trussardi Group, which last year generated volume of 122 million euros, or $159 million, has 100 boutiques and 120 corners worldwide. Its beauty portfolio includes Trussardi Jeans for men and women, Python for men and women, plus Skin, a women's scent. — Brid Costello
Warner, Jimenez to Urban Decay, Hard Candy NEW YORK — Tim Warner will join Urban Decay and Hard Candy Cosmetics as general manager of both brands, while Eric Jimenez will become the brands' worldwide retail sales director, on Aug. 1. Both Warner and Jimenez formerly worked at Benefit Cosmetics.
Warner will be responsible for managing the Costa Mesa, Calif., headquarters of Urban Decay and Hard Candy and overseeing the two brands. He previously served as executive vice president of Benefit Cosmetics for nearly 10 years, where he managed growth of the company's wholesale business.
Jimenez, a makeup artist, motivational speaker and salesman, will oversee the team of in-store makeup artists for Urban Decay and Hard Candy and will be responsible for generating in-store buzz on an international level, the company stated. Jimenez previously held the title of ambassador of beauty at Benefit Cosmetics and helped to expand the brand globally.Urban Decay and Hard Candy are now owned by Falic Group, a duty-free retailer based in Miami. Warner and Jimenez will report to Nicolas Topiol, a member of the board of Urban Decay and Hard Candy. — Bryn Kenny
Cox Arquette Hosts Sweet Charity Screening LOS ANGELES — Kinerase Skincare spokeswoman Courteney Cox Arquette hosted a private, star-studded screening of Warner Bros.' "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" Monday night to benefit the Epidermolysis Bullosa Foundation, which seeks a cure for a rare genetic skin disease affecting children.
Actors Diane Lane, Maria Bello, Camryn Manheim, Elizabeth Perkins, Madeleine Stowe, James Marsden and Skeet Ulrich brought their kids to enjoy macaroni and cheese, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and piles of Willy Wonka candy at the Armand Hammer Museum courtyard before the screening. Cox Arquette took time to talk to each guest with EB, a disease she is familiar with. "My manager's sister has a son with EB, so I've seen firsthand what a terrible disease this is. When Kinerase said they wanted to get involved in a charity, I knew I had to do this," she said.
Wes Wheeler, president of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International in Costa Mesa, Calif., which produces the three-year-old skin care line, said the partnership was fate: "The doctor who heads the EB Foundation is the same doctor who trained our research team." He added that the company plans to host more events with Cox Arquette. "I was a fan before I even started working with them, so it's been a great partnership so far," she said. — Marcy Medina
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In his new book “Hollywood Royale,” Andy Warhol’s Protégé Matthew Rolston celebrates the Eighties revival of Hollywood glamour. Featuring more than 100 portraits taken by Rolston from 1977 to 1993, the book contains photos of icons like Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, and @drewbarrymore, pictured here in 1991. “Hollywood Royale,” out today, will be accompanied by an exhibition opening at Los Angeles’ Fahey/Klein Gallery on March 1. #wwdeye
"Nowadays when life is not so happy with everything going on in the world, I think people come to me for a little bit of whimsy and color and fun." - Designer Rebecca De Ravenel on her cult-favorite jewelry line. (📸 : @vsteves) #wwd40
“Everyone is talking about how the retail industry is struggling, but I think it’s an incredible time because brands who are doing something different and innovative are setting themselves up for the future,” said @adamgoldston, who founded the luxury athletic brand @apl with his brother @ryangoldsten. The Goldston’s are part of WWD’s 40 under 40: a group of industry notables. See the rest of the list on WWD.com. (📷: @vsteves) #wwd40
@eyeswoon blogger Athena Calderone debuted her first-ever cookbook, “Cook Beautiful,” which is heavily centered on the presentation and visual expression of food. Pictured here are her miso glazed carrots from the book. Get the recipe on WWD.com. (📷: @johnny_miller_) #wwdeye
“It’s passion that helps get anybody to a certain point and it’s what’s propelled me,” said Kith founder @ronniefieg, one of WWD’s 40 under 40: a group of industry notables who are changing the face of retail, fashion and beauty. Fieg, who opened a Manhattan flagship on October 7, began his career at age 13 as a stock boy and salesman for footwear chain David Z. “I think staying true to [my] beliefs, hard work and passion have gotten me to where [Kith] is today.” See the rest of the 40 at WWD.com. (📷: @vsteves) #wwd40
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BFF's Poppy Jamie and Suki Waterhouse celebrated the launch of their bag line Pop x Suki at Nordstrom last night. "The line is really about our friendship, and how we are so different but complement each other," said Waterhouse. 👯 (📷: Katie Jones) #wwdeye
After designing the new @louisvuitton and @bulgariofficial flagships and a @chanelofficial boutique opening in Japan, @petermarinoarchitect has another project on his plate: The Lobster Club. Located in the Seagram Building, it’s the famed architect’s first restaurant project in New York, serving up modern Japanese brasserie-style cuisine. Bronze hues, bespoke material detailing, blush and chartreuse tones and a heavy emphasis on Picasso can be seen throughout. Mark your calendars for Nov. 1 for the much-anticipated opening. (📷: @clint_spaulding) #wwdeye