NAIL APPOINTMENT: CND (previously known as Creative Nail Design) has promoted Kimberley Natale, marketing and sales director, to the post of vice president of marketing. Natale will be responsible for media strategies in her new position, as well as the salon service categories for CND's Enhancements, Spa and Essentials brands. Natale is credited with helping to lead the firm's CND branding initiative and launching the company's Web site while running CND's CreativeSpa division.

MARIONNAUD TEES: Yves Saint Laurent designer Stefano Pilati has created the T-shirt for this year's Prix d'Amérique Marionnaud to raise funds for France's Institute for Cerebral and Medullary Disorders. The 87th edition of the horse race, sponsored by the Marionnaud perfumery chain, to be held in the Parc de Vincennes in Paris in January, is expected to attract more than 40,000 spectators. The white T-shirts feature a yellow geometric-shaped horse and carriage. The women's and men's T-shirts will be sold on cheval-francais.com and at Drugstore Publicis starting in December for 20 euros, or $28 at current exchange. They will also be sold at the event.

STEGNER INDEED: Maybelline New York Worldwide has signed German supermodel Julia Stegner as the beauty brand's latest spokeswoman. The company's Wednesday announcement confirms a report in these pages on Oct. 5 regarding the new deal. Stegner has also appeared in campaigns for Ralph Lauren, Hugo Boss and Dolce & Gabbana. Her Maybelline New York advertising campaign will appear in February 2008.

SCENT APPEAL: L'Oréal's battle against what it considers to be copycat fragrances continues. The Court of Appeal in London on Wednesday referred the French beauty giant's case against Bellure NV to the European Court of Justice. In question is the use of "comparison lists," which say one fragrance's smell is like another's. So, for instance, scent "X" might have written on its packaging that it smells like scent "Y" (generally belongs to a more established fragrance brand). The court, however, dismissed L'Oréal's appeal against Bellure with respect to packaging.

MIZANI CARES: Mizani hosted a fund-raising style-a-thon event Sept. 25 at the L'Oréal Institute for Professional Products in New York to raise money and awareness for "Hairdressers Unlocking Hope," an organization that raises money to provide housing for victims of Hurricane Katrina. Def Jam recording artist Chrisette Michele and radio station KISS-FM watched as 16 Mizani stylists provided women in the Tristate area with low-cost hair services. More than 70 women attended the event to receive services and ultimately raised $1,800.

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