Lyn Kirby is making room for Caryn Lerner at Beauty Brands.The Kansas City-based beauty retailer announced today its appointment of Lerner as chief executive officer. Kirby, the current chairman and ceo, will remain chairman.“We are [pleased] to have Caryn lead the Beauty Brands team going forward,” said Hadley Mullin, a member of the Beauty Brands board, in a statement. “She is an accomplished retail executive who is 100 percent dedicated to an excellent customer experience. Caryn is also a proven leader with a track record of turning that customer focus into significant top- and bottom-line growth. Her strategic thinking and strong business acumen will further strengthen the Beauty Brands platform.”Lerner has almost 40 years of retail experience as both consultant and executive. Before Beauty Brands, she was an operating partner at Paladin Capital Group, LLC, where she sourced investment opportunities for the luxury, retail and consumer product categories.“Beauty Brands is in a very strong position right now, with a loyal customer base, talented team and high-quality offering, including a wide selection of beauty products from famous brands to indie labels, together with highly attractive salon and spa services,” said Lerner. “I look forward to leveraging those advantages to bring the company into its next phase of growth.”Kirby maintained that the decision to hire a Kansas City-based ceo for Beauty Brands had been in place since she teamed with a private equity firm in 2013 to buy a majority stake of the chain. From the beginning, WWD reported that Kirby had no plans to relocate, and would work out of satellite offices in New York and Florida.Kirby is known in the industry as the architect of Ulta Beauty’s hybrid mass-prestige model — she left the company in 2010, and her noncompete expired in March 2013, the year she acquired Beauty Brands.“I am [pleased] that, in Caryn, we have found an experienced ceo who can lead the company through its growth phase,” said Kirby.
@margotrobbie steps out onto the red carpet wearing @miumiu. The actress is nominated for “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role” in “I, Tonya” at the #SagAwards. (📷: Stewart Cook) #wwdfashion
For @massimogiorgetti of @msgm, the Nineties are his favorite decade. “They had a huge impact on my personal growth. What I like of the Nineties is that they are not so precise in terms of style as other decades…there was actually a bit of everything,” he said. As seen on MSGM’s Spring 2018 show: tie-dye and a bit of grunge, two styles that are synonymous with the decade #wwdfashion #wwddecades (📷: @kukukuba)
Breaking News: @hedislimane joins @celine as its new artistic, creative and image director. One of fashion’s preeminent image-makers and trendsetters, Slimane is to join the LVMH brand on Feb. 1 and unveil his first fashion proposition for men and women next September during Paris Fashion Week. It marks a major homecoming for Slimane, who cemented his reputation – and influenced men’s tailoring for more than a decade – as the designer of Dior Homme between 2000 and 2007. He went on to reinvent and ignite the house of Yves Saint Laurent, which he rechristened Saint Laurent, between 2012 and 2016 – all the while maintaining a close relationship with the Arnault family, which controls LVMH and Dior. Read the full exclusive story on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
“Personally I believe the Eighties have been the richest and more vivacious period for international fashion,” Giorgio Armani said when asked what his favorite decade of fashion is. It was a moment of disruption and experimentation and only thinking back to the first years of that decade is always an emotion for me, for what they have meant to me and my work.” The influence is clear in @giorgioarmani spring 2018 collection, pictured here, which was full of bright colors and unexpected prints. Read more about which decades designers loved most on WWD.com #wwdfashion #wwddecades (📷: @aitorrosasphoto)
For Lady Gaga’s only Italian show on her “Joanne World Tour,” the singer wore a range of @versace_official outfits. The standout piece: this custom-made bodysuit inspired by the brand’s spring 2018 collection. #wwdfashion (RG: @ladygaga)
@_camillaruth_ is expanding on the wellness-craze concept with @westbourne – a new NYC restaurant that’s both a healthy-minded café as well as a business that gives back to the community. Marcus works with the Robin Hood foundation to give back to The Door, a non-profit providing youth development services, and also hires employees through The Door. Read our full interview with Marcus on giving back through food on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)