L'OREAL SALUTES WOMEN: For the second year, L'Oréal Paris held its Women of Worth event, honoring 13 women across the country who volunteered for women in need within their communities. "By honoring these women, we are well on our way to building a community of caring that reaches from woman to woman — coast to coast," said Carol Hamilton, president of L'Oréal Paris. The 13 Women of Worth honorees were chosen from thousands of applicants by L'Oréal employees, including Hamilton, as well as Soledad O'Brien, CNN anchor and special correspondent, and Louisa Terry, co-executive director of The Ovarian Cancer Research Fund. Each honoree received $2,500 on behalf of their nonprofit cause, plus a matching $2,500 monetary donation in her name to The Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, the 10-year charitable partner of L'Oréal Paris. Also at the event, which was held Tuesday evening at the Time Warner Center, L'Oréal Paris has named its Women of Worth National Honoree, Karen Stark. Stark was chosen because of her work with The Hugs Project, a national organization that provides handmade supplies for U.S. troops oversees. Stark will receive $25,000 for The HUGS Project from L'Oréal Paris, which she founded in 2004.
EDUCATE THE PEOPLE: For its third consecutive year, Maybelline New York has joined forces with People, People en Español and Essence magazines to honor 10 women who have used education to make a difference in their communities. A luncheon to honor these women took place Thursday at the New York Public Library. Maybelline New York spokeswomen Danna Garcia, Tomiko Fraser, Erin Wasson and lifestyle expert Phillip Bloch attended the event to honor the winners. To get submissions, each of the magazines announced the contest in their September issues, asking women around the country to submit their photo and inspirational story. A panel of judges from Maybelline and the magazines selected the 10 women, each of whom will receive a $10,000 grant donated to their educational cause. Coverage of the women will also appear in each magazine.
NYGARD LICENSE: Fragrance marketer First American Brands has signed a fragrance licensing deal with Canadian sportswear firm Nygård. The agreement calls for First American Brands to develop and market scents under the House of Nygård moniker. Plans call for the first scent, a women's fragrance called Alia, to be launched next month at Sears Canada. In addition to Nygård, First American Brands holds fragrance licenses for the Bill Blass, Bongo, Corvette and Rampage brands. It also produces its own brand, called 100% Love.ORIGINS APPOINTMENT: Stephanie Sherman has been named general manager of Origins for the U.K. and Ireland. She's taking over the role vacated by Maleka Dattu, who was recently named senior vice president and general manager of Origins North America. Sherman, who took up the position Oct. 1, will also continue to act as general manager of Darphin in the U.K.
FRENCH SALES: Beauty sales in France grew 3.6 percent from January to June, to reach 5.4 billion euros, or $7.2 billion at average exchange for the period. That's according to the first Multi-Channel Beauty Economic Outlook, a collaboration between IMS Health, Information Resources Inc. and The NPD Group that publishes sales across all retail channels. Fifty-one percent of beauty product sales in France were generated in perfumeries, up 3.8 percent year-on-year. Representing 27.8 percent of total revenues, the mass market's share of beauty sales grew 1.6 percent on-year. Pharmacy sales represented 16 percent, a 6.5 percent rise, while parapharmacy sales made up the remaining 5.1 percent of sales, a 3.6 percent increase. Run by analysts from IMS, IRI and NPD, the Multi-Channel Beauty Economic Outlook is meant to offer a better understanding of beauty market trends, channel and segment growth, as well as give insights into the leading players in each category, the firms said in a statement. The outlook will be published twice yearly.
MURAD TAPS INT'L EXEC: Murad has appointed Jean Runel vice president of its international business. Runel will spearhead Murad's growth in the European and Asian markets in order to capitalize on the company's domestic success. Murad is sold in prestige salons and spas across the U.S., as well as specialty stores. Prior to joining Murad, Runel held international sales positions at L'Oréal, Sebastian and DermaNew.
“These collections continue to build on that vision, empowering differently abled adults to express themselves through fashion,” said @tommyhilfiger of his line of adaptive apparel, which launches today. The line consists of 37 men’s and 34 women’s styles based upon the pieces from the spring Tommy Hilfiger sportswear collection. #wwdnews
“Stranger Things” is getting a new cast member for season 2. Meet @sadiesink_, the 15-year-old who will be joining the Netflix series for its new season. You may recognize her from “The Glass Castle” with Brie Larson and Woody Harrelson, but the Texas native’s next role goes in an entirely different direction. She describes her character, Max, as “a rough and tumble skater girl [who] becomes friends with the boys at school.” The second season debuts on October 27. (📷: @jgreenery) #wwdeye
Amid the Harvey Weinstein controversy, there’s another sector that’s being put under the spotlight for sexual abuse: the modeling industry. While rumors about abuse and sexual harassment of female and male models — and the photographers, agents and others who perpetrated it — have circulated within the fashion world for years, model @cameronrussell started posting stories from models on Instagram last week about abusive situations they’ve encountered — from sexual harassment and molestation to attempted rape. Over 75 have weighed in so far. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdnews
To celebrate its 16th anniversary, @dylanscandybar tapped designers and celebrities to create mosaics out of candy. The mosaics will be auctioned off to support the philanthropic cause of each participant’s choice. Pictured here is the mural created by @aliceandolivia's Stacey Bendet. For a first look at some of the other artwork being unveiled tonight, go to WWD.com. #wwdeye
The annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic in Pacific Palisades this weekend drew Kate Hudson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Laura Dern and more. See pictures of the star-studded event on WWD.com. (📷: @chelsealaurenla) #wwdeye
In his new book “Hollywood Royale,” Andy Warhol’s Protégé Matthew Rolston celebrates the Eighties revival of Hollywood glamour. Featuring more than 100 portraits taken by Rolston from 1977 to 1993, the book contains photos of icons like Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, and @drewbarrymore, pictured here in 1991. “Hollywood Royale,” out today, will be accompanied by an exhibition opening at Los Angeles’ Fahey/Klein Gallery on March 1. #wwdeye
"Nowadays when life is not so happy with everything going on in the world, I think people come to me for a little bit of whimsy and color and fun." - Designer Rebecca De Ravenel on her cult-favorite jewelry line. (📸 : @vsteves) #wwd40
“Everyone is talking about how the retail industry is struggling, but I think it’s an incredible time because brands who are doing something different and innovative are setting themselves up for the future,” said @adamgoldston, who founded the luxury athletic brand @apl with his brother @ryangoldsten. The Goldston’s are part of WWD’s 40 under 40: a group of industry notables. See the rest of the list on WWD.com. (📷: @vsteves) #wwd40
@eyeswoon blogger Athena Calderone debuted her first-ever cookbook, “Cook Beautiful,” which is heavily centered on the presentation and visual expression of food. Pictured here are her miso glazed carrots from the book. Get the recipe on WWD.com. (📷: @johnny_miller_) #wwdeye