With a potential initial public offering planned for the first half of 2013, Coty Inc. is officially in a quiet period. But the message sent by chief executive officer Michele Scannavini at CEW’s Newsmaker Forum was loud and clear: The company’s mission statement—Faster, Further, Freer—created by former CEO Bernd Beetz, is still very much in effect. More than 400 people turned out to hear Scannavini in his first public appearance since being named CEO in July, and the executive didn’t disappoint. Though he spoke only briefly before turning the stage over to Renato Semerari, president of Coty Beauty, and Catherine Walsh, senior vice president of American fragrances for Coty Prestige, he managed to pack in a biographical video, a vision statement and enough jokes to keep the audience chuckling throughout.
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
For @simonerocha_‘s fall show, hairstylist @jamespecis created a look inspired by the painter John Constable. Models’ hair was pulled back, tied into knots and topped off with a bow. (📷: @kukukuba) #wwdbeauty #lfw
Queen Elizabeth made a surprise appearance at @richardquinn1's London Fashion Week show to present the designer with the inaugural Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design. The new award will be handed out annually to an emerging British fashion designer who shows exceptional talent, while demonstrating value to the community and sustainable policies. #wwdfashion #lfw (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)