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.
From overseeing America’s fastest-growing speciality retailers to codifying cool, WWD talked to the women who are leading the way for the future of beauty. Check out our Instagram Stories to see how these women built today and are creating tomorrow. (📸: @hannah_khymych) #wwdbeauty
For @laperlalingerie's spring 2018 show, the brand chose to host their event at @thevenetianmacao. With Chinese megastars @bingbing_fan and @hubing in attendance, La Perla debuted a rock ‘n’ roll-inspired collection. The show marked the start of Sands Macao Fashion Week, which runs from October 19 to 24 — the city’s first such event. Pictured here are models backstage with glimmering eyes. #wwdfashion (📷: Cheuk-Yin To)
Trending for spring 2018: top stitch design. Gone are the days of stitch just for seams — designers are using the once-minimal detail to create strong decorative elements. (📷: Paola Testa; Styled by @andrew_shang) #wwdfashion
@tradesy is turning the concept of a showroom upside down with its new space in Santa Monica. Here, the company plans to hold events, art exhibits and a showcase rare fashion pieces like this Louis Vuitton boxing set. Get all the details on Tradesy’s first showroom on WWD.com. #wwdnews
Spotted last night at the @erdem x @hm launch event: Kate Bosworth, Rashida Jones, Kirsten Dunst and Selma Blair. The party, which took place in LA, also marked the opening of their pop-up shop. “I was interested in creating a collection that wasn’t in any way disposable. It was about pieces you’d create and keep forever, things that have a permanence to it,” designer Erdem Moralioglu said. #wwdeye (📷: Katie Jones)
Renee Zellweger in yellow in 2001 and again in 2017. Chosen as one of the 12 @pantone Leading Spring Colors (and dubbed “Meadowlark”), it only makes sense that the bright hue stands the test of time and is making a resurgence this season, seen already on stars like @blakelively and @gigihadid. (📷: Donato Sardello & @rexfeatures) #wwdfashion #tbt
Dior’s 70th anniversary celebration continues with a new exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. “Christian Dior,” which is scheduled to run through March 18, takes a look at the founders tenure from 1947 to 1057 and feature 40 designs. Pictured here is an evening gown from the Ailée, fall 1948-49 haute couture collection. #wwdfashion (📷: Brian Boyle)