IFF CFO: International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. said Thursday it named Kevin Berryman executive vice president and chief financial officer. Berryman, who was most recently cfo for the Americas at Nestlé Professional, will officially take the IFF post on May 15. He replaces Douglas J. Wetmore, who left the company last July, and will report to chairman and chief executive officer Robert M. Amen. “[Berryman] brings a wealth of experience in managing a global finance organization,” said Amen. “His expertise in strategy development, business decision support and people development will help to accelerate IFF’s growth and build a stronger company.” Previously, Berryman, 50, worked as Nestlé’s senior vice president of group control in Switzerland.
APPLE OF MY EYE: Recording artist Nelly is gearing up to introduce a signature scent for his Apple Bottoms brand. Apple Bottoms by Nelly is slated to launch in department and specialty stores this fall, priced at $58 for a 3.4-oz. eau de parfum and $48 for a 1.7-oz. size. Ancillary items include a pearlescent body wash for $20 and a body lotion for $22. Apple Bottoms linked arms with Romane Fragrances LLC to create the fragrance, which features notes of citrus, peony, rose, coconut, sandalwood, amber, musk and apple blossoms. A jewel-accented apple medallion adorns the bottle. The fragrance expands Apple Bottoms’ product lineup of denim, jewelry, eyewear and handbags. ”Apple Bottoms jeans make a woman feel great about herself, and that’s exactly the same feeling our fragrance and body care products create,” said Monte Henige, chief executive officer of Romane Fragrances.
CHINA OPENING: Acqua di Parma is making its debut in China. The Italian beauty and lifestyle brand has cut the ribbon for its first corner there, located in Beijing’s Mitsukoshi department store. Outfitted in dark wenge wood and steel, the 215-square-foot space will retail the iconic Italian brand’s fragrances, skin and body care line and leather accessories. After Beijing, Acqua di Parma plans to open two more sales points in China, including another department store location in Shanghai by October.
FLAME GAME: Harrods added a 350-g. candle to its own-brand home scents line last week. Dubbed Boujie Luxe Candle, it will round out Harrods Home Scents, a lineup of ambient fragrances and candles in seven scents, which bowed in March. “It feels very right given the current economic climate that we are launching this range at this time, as we are experiencing what I like to call the ‘cocooning effect,’” said Marigay McKee, fashion and beauty director at Harrods. “People are choosing to spend more time at home and so are purchasing products that enhance the at-home experience. Our customer is, however, quite knowledgeable and so they want this all within an affordable and competitive price range.” Lines within the collection, which include Champagne, Peach & Cassis; Leather, Tobacco & Cognac, and White Tea & Wild Jasmine, comprise 350- and 180-g. candles, votive sets and 100-ml. room sprays. The products, which range from 20 pounds, or $29.86 at current exchange, to 40 pounds, or $59.73, are sold at Harrods’ London flagship, its airport stores and on harrods.com.
DOVE’S LATEST TAKE: As the newest phase of its Campaign for Real Beauty, Dove has partnered with Warner Brothers and the CW to create “Gossip Girl: Real NYC Stories Revealed,” a promotional ad campaign and miniseries for the brand’s new Burst variant in its Dove Go Fresh line. Targeting women in their twenties, the campaign profiles the real lives of four young women in Manhattan as they juggle career, family, friends and relationships. “It shares the personal stories of four twentysomething women — whose lives are very similar to those portrayed in ‘Gossip Girl’ — surviving and succeeding in New York City,” said Kathy O’Brien, Dove’s marketing director. “To reach this twentysomething target, you need to go where they are, and viewership of ‘Gossip Girl’ among this demographic is huge.” The series, which will run a 90-second spot for four weeks, will air nationwide during the last commercial break of “Gossip Girl” beginning April 27.
My character, Dinah Madani, is just the coolest, [most] badass woman imaginable," says @amberroserevah. The actress stars in @marvel's newest series on @netflix, @thepunisher. To prepare for her role, Revah sat down with Homeland agents to get a real sense of with Dinah's day-to-day life is really like. Read our full interview on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
A scene from the 91st annual @macys Thanksgiving Day Parade. The parade, which boasts 50 million TV viewers and 3.5 million on-site spectators, is considered one of the largest and most watched parades in the world. (📷: Jason Szenes/EPA-REX)
The circus came to @bloomingdales 59th Street on Tuesday night and lit up Lexington Avenue with acrobatic dancers, death-defying knife throwing, sword swallowing and aerial acts with no net. The 45 minutes of theatrics built up to unveiling the holiday windows depicting @swarovski crystal-encrusted circus pieces and scenes from “The Greatest Showman” – songs from the soundtrack included. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: Joshua Scott)
The psychedelic fashion that pervaded the ’60s is back with an exhibit at the @museumofcityny. “Mode New York: Fashion Takes a Trip” chronicles the changing styles from 1960 through 1973 and features designers such as @ysl, @oscardelarenta and more. The exhibition, which is on display through April 1, is organized into four periods: First Lady Fasion, Youthquake, New Bohemia and New Nonchalance. Pictured here is model Pat Bardonella during the Garvey Day Parade in 1968. (📷: @kwamebphoto) #wwdeye #wwdfashion
“People should be a lot more honest in expressing both the dark and light of themselves. We need to give each other the space to do that because it’s the only way we can grow and evolve,” says @noelwells of her new film “Mr. Roosevelt,” which is largely based on her own struggles. Unexpectedly leaving @nbcsnl in 2014 after just one season, Wells felt set back in her self-esteem and career trajectory. She quickly refocused her energy to more personal projects, which led to the completion of “Mr. Roosevelt.” Read the rest of WWD’s interview with the “Master of None” actress on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
@barbrastreisand is giving fans a chance to see her perform up close in a new concert series, which makes its debut on @Netflix today. From behind-the-scenes takes to her concert performance in Miami last December, the two-hour streaming special captures Streisand in her element. Pictured here is the singer/actress photographed for WWD in 1963. (📷: Palmieri Tony) #wwdeye #wwdarchive
@chanel and @pharrell dropped what’s being dubbed as the world’s most exclusive sneakers yesterday. The Adidas Originals NMD Hu, which Williams designed in collaboration with Chanel and @adidasoriginals, has a waiting list of over 120K people who pre-registered online at chanelatcolette.fr –– and only 500 pairs are on sale. The singer predicted the resale value of the shoes could reach $40K. Read the full interview on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdfashion (📷: Dominique Maître)
@imanshumpert is diving deeper into his creative endeavors and relaunching his clothing line, Post 90s, and is helping to raise money for the hurricane victims in St. Maarten with a jersey he’s designed with his brother. The Cleveland Cavaliers player talked to WWD about kneeling during the national anthem, working with fashion brands and how he wants to be more than an @nba player. Read the interview on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)