Beauty executives and retailers shared insight about success in today’s beauty market to a crowd of about 300 at Fashion Group International’s The Art of the Beauty Start Up. Held in the New York Hilton’s Mercury Ballroom on April 30, the event featured a panel of experts: Howard Kreitzman, vice president of cosmetics and fragrances at Bloomingdale’s; Peter Lichtenthal, president of Bumble and bumble and Smashbox; Paulo Limo, cofounder of IT Cosmetics; Claudia Lucas, QVC’s merchandise director for beauty, and Essie Weingarten, founder of Essie Cosmetics.
Her first day on the job, Mary Murcko, vice president and publisher at Self, introduced moderator Karen Grant, NPD’s vice president and global beauty industry analyst. Grant then opened the luncheon by asking the panel about the key attributes a brand needs to be and remain relevant.
@deciem is all about transparency and approachability. At this year’s WWD Digital Beauty Forum, the brand's co-CEO @nicolakilner said talking to customers directly about the ingredients in products and how they work is key. #wwdsummits #wwdbeauty
‘We didn't know how relevant our film would be when we were making it. When Steven [Rogers] wrote the script Trump wasn't president, class divide in America wasn't as evident as it is now, though it was present. The Time’s Up movement hadn't began and the way we look at women and treat women who speak out — thankfully that is something that seems to have shifted in the last year. I think we just need to continue making art that provokes the conversation and do what we can,’ said ‘I, Tonya’ actress @margotrobbie. Head to WWD.com to see all the celebrities who walked the red carpet @bafta #timesup #wwdeye (📸: Neil Hall)
Gemma Arterton is joined on the @bafta’s red carpet by Eileen Pullen and Gwen Davis, the two women who started the fight for the pay-gap. ‘They represent a normal person speaking out for what is right. Speak out, we will listen and anyone can speak out,’ said Arterton. #eebaftas #timesup #wwdeye (📸: David Fisher)