There are myriad beauty efforts behind October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month (as well as campaigns throughout the year aimed at garnering attention for the support of raising money to cure all cancers). But, this year, one of the most riveting examples of breast cancer awareness didn’t come from a large department store retailer, prestige beauty firm or major mass chain. Instead, it came from an independent pharmacy in Brooklyn called City Chemist.
The store’s marketing director, Diana Dolling Ross, has devoted her entire career to building upscale beauty departments in what could be called “antichain drugstores.” For several years, she helped elevate the selection at an upscale independent store in Ridgewood, N.J., called Town and Country Apothecary where she worked tirelessly to court brands that wouldn’t look at drugstores for distribution. She succeeded in getting names such as Estée Lauder, Bumble and bumble and Laura Geller. This was achieved even though some of the most upscale malls in New Jersey were miles away.
“I see things on the hanger and I’m, like, ‘I never knew that color worked on me.’ It’s things you necessarily wouldn’t choose to wear, but once you put them on, you see why Janie is who Janie is." — Lily Collins on working with former "Mad Men" costume designer, Janie Bryant on creating looks for her role as Celia Brady's in Amazon series, "The Last Tycoon." 📸@jilliansollazzo #wwdeye
EXCLUSIVE: Sarah Rutson has been tapped to Build New American Fashion Group. The parent of Joie, Equipment and Current/Elliott hired the merchant to rev up its brands and expand its portfolio into designer, beauty and lifestyle categories. Read more on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdfashion
Michael Kors' $1.3B Jimmy Choo deal has the company squaring off with Coach Inc. as both seek to build American powerhouses. Coach bought Stuart Weitzman in 2015 and Kate Spade just two weeks ago, but Michael Kors' acquisition may be putting pressure on its rival in the new push for scale. #wwdnews (📷: George Chinsee)
Meet actress Lucy Boynton, who plays opposite Naomi Watts in the recently released Netflix series "Gypsy." Boynton stopped by WWD to talk about her upcoming projects and her nomadic lifestyle. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)