By  on March 7, 2008

OWEN-JONES HONORED: L'Oréal chairman Lindsay Owen-Jones has won a Lifetime Achievement Award from CNBC Europe in this year's European Business Leaders of the Year Awards. An independent panel of chief executive officers chose Owen-Jones in recognition of his career at L'Oréal, which began in 1969, and for his leadership and contribution to the company's business growth and innovation, L'Oréal stated Wednesday. "It is truly a great honor to receive such an award by my own business peers," stated Owen-Jones. "This is a personal award, but through me, the distinguished panel is rewarding L'Oréal and its employees." The awards, conducted with the Financial Times newspaper, will be presented on March 13.

Allure magazine plans to launch this fall a spa-oriented offshoot publication called Allure Spa. Billed as a guide to the luxury spa experience, Allure Spa will cover skin care, fitness, fashion, nutrition and lifestyle trends at destination and day spas. The magazine also will explore hotel and resort spas, as well as medi-spas, and aims to tap industry experts to present consumers with an insider point of view. Allure editor in chief Linda Wells also will be in charge of Allure Spa. Allure is owned by Condé Nast Publications, parent of WWD.

GEMINI MOVES: Gemini Cosmetics Inc. has named Frank Fazzinga 3rd executive vice president of marketing and Andrew Mitchell executive vice president of operations and international. The firm, which holds the licenses for fragrance brands such as Tommy Bahama, Izod, Kiss and Le Couvent des Minimes, also named Dana Kline vice president of sales and marketing. Fazzinga will oversee marketing at Gemini, while Mitchell will supervise operations and logistics for the company, and work on brand development, including packaging and sourcing. Kline's duties will include managing and training the sales team, in addition to restructuring the marketing department and directing all public relations initiatives.

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