THALBERG TO LAUDER: Marisa Thalberg has joined the Estée Lauder Cos. Online in the newly created position of vice president, global online marketing. She will report to Dennis McEniry, president of ELC Online. Thalberg will be charged with strengthening and growing digital marketing efforts across the brands, noted McEniry. She will also oversee relationships and agreements with divisionwide marketing partners.
SONIC SPEED: Pacific Bioscience Laboratories Inc., creator of the Clarisonic Skin Care Brush, has announced two additions to its board: Jane McKellar, chief executive officer of the Stila Corporation, and Joel Kanter, president of Windy City Inc., a privately held investment firm. As well, PBL has acquired new financing through a major investment by Rosewood Capital, a San Francisco-based private equity firm with more than $600 million under management. The new financing will fund expansion plans and accelerate new product development.
BEING COWED: Dr. Hauschka Skin Care has announced its first charity alliance with the world hunger organization Heifer International. Beginning Sept. 4, the German-based holistic skin care company will donate 25 percent of sales of its face, bath and body care trial kits to the nonprofit organization. The donation will provide livestock to impoverished families and help build self-reliance for struggling communities around the world. The products, Daily Face Care Kit, Daily Body Care Kit and Aromatherapy Bath Kit, will be wrapped in a commemorative band detailing the goals of Heifer International.
MYTHOLOGICAL SCENTS: Serge Lutens looked to medieval mythology as inspiration for his latest fragrances, dubbed Sarrasins and Louve, which will bow in September. Sarrasins, the term used in the Middle Ages to describe the people of the Saracen or Arab empire, is a deep purple-colored jasmine-based scent. It will retail for 105 euros, or $140 at current exchange, for a 75-ml. pour bottle. Louve, which is French for "female wolf," has a white-colored almond-based juice meant to recall the animal's snowy habitat. It will retail for 95 euros, or $127, for 50 ml. Sarrasins will be carried exclusively at Les Salons du Palais Royal Shiseido in Paris, while Louve will be available worldwide in September.
ASIA SPECIFIC: Cosmetics brand RMK has teamed up with See by Chloé, fashion label Chloé's diffusion line, to create a collection of makeup and toiletry bags. The limited edition pouches, which are decorated with prints from See by Chloé's fall-winter collection, will bow in September exclusively in Japan. RMK is also celebrating its 10th birthday this year and, to fete the event, introduced anniversary editions of its best-selling products starting earlier this year.CANCER BENEFIT: Some say that beauty isn't exactly curing cancer — but skin guru Sonya Dakar is certainly giving it the old college try. During the Oscar season this past spring, Dakar had her celebrity clients — including Gwyneth Paltrow, Madonna, Drew Barrymore and Stacy "Fergie" Ferguson — sign bottles of her eponymous 365 SPF 30 sunscreen. An online auction for those bottles will wrap up June 30 — last-minute bidders can try pages.ebay.com/givingworks/index.html — and all proceeds are going to CancerCare. But the giving won't stop there: The company will donate 5 percent of all 365 SPF 30 sales to the organization to the end of August.
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)
@heriethpaul and @gracebol have a moment on the @victoriassecret fashion show 2017. See every look from the runway on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo) #wwdfashion #victoriassecret #VSFashionShow
“Azzedine has been one of the biggest influences in my life. He has always been such a strong, loving, fatherly figure to me. I call him Papa. His designs are indescribably unique, they are pieces of art. He knew how to make the female form look its loveliest. I have so many memories of him; my favorite might be during my first show with him in Paris. He liked me and he wanted to help me get more work. He called all his friends at Kenzo and Comme des Garcons, and asked them to book me. They said, ‘But she can’t walk!’ And he said, ‘but she has such a great ass!' His friendship and support has been the great privilege of my career. I can't imagine life without him. Repose en paix mon Papa.” - @stephanieseymour tells @wwd. #wwdfashion (📷: @steveeichner) #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa, flanked by two of his closest friends, models Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell.
He designed Seymour’s dress for her 1995 wedding to Peter Brant, and treated Campbell (who famously called him Papa), like a daughter. For more on the legendary designer, tap the link in bio. #wwdfashion #alaia #azzedinealaia