FOUNDATION TO HONOR LOFTUS: Donald J. Loftus, president and chief executive officer of P&G Prestige Products Inc., will be honored by the Fragrance Foundation at its annual Circle of Champions dinner, which will be held Oct. 6 in the St. Regis Hotel. “Without a doubt, everyone in our industry loves, respects and admires Don Loftus,” said Rochelle Bloom, president of the Fragrance Foundation. “As soon as his name was put forward, the reaction by everyone on the board was a unanimous, spontaneous and resounding hurrah.” Past honorees have included Leonard Lauder, chairman of the Estée Lauder Cos. Inc., and Michael Gould, chairman and ceo of Bloomingdale’s.
STUDIO CHIEF: Nicole Ostoya has joined Studio USA LLC, owner of Studio Beautymix at Fred Segal and Studio Beautymix’s wholesale brands, including Memoire Liquide and Burn, as chief executive officer. Among Ostoya’s previous posts were ceo of online shopping network iDTV Studios, director of business development at Benefit Cosmetics and Nordstrom merchandise manager. Ostoya said she has three main responsibilities at Studio: “Recapturing our cachet as the West Coast indie beauty brand retail store, building a vibrant wholesale business and creating a big presence on the Web.” In the next few weeks, a retooled Web site will launch for Studio Beautymix with a video channel to deliver beauty content in a “funny, quirky” manner, according to Ostoya. Robin Coe-Hutshing set up shop at the 4,000-square-foot Studio in 1984 with her sister Jennifer Coe-Bakewell, and recently struck up a partnership with Los Angeles firm Intermix Capital Partners.
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