DDF HIRE: Laura Preston has joined Doctor's Dermatologic Formula (DDF) as vice president of retail sales. Preston, who has spent 12 years in the beauty industry, most recently served as vice president of sales at Paula Dorf. Preston will be...
DDF HIRE: Laura Preston has joined Doctor's Dermatologic Formula (DDF) as vice president of retail sales. Preston, who has spent 12 years in the beauty industry, most recently served as vice president of sales at Paula Dorf. Preston will be responsible for all retail negotiations at DDF, as well as in-store activities and retail expansion both domestically and abroad. Previously, DDF cofounder Elaine Linker handled those duties. According to Linker, there are no set expansion goals but the clinically oriented skin care brand is eyeing new distribution in "high-end" chain or independent specialty stores. In addition to 1,500 U.S. spas, DDF is carried chainwide at Sephora, in 24 Nordstrom doors and at Fred Segal Essentials. Internationally, DDF is sold at Harvey Nichols and Boots the Chemists' Pure Beauty concept in the U.K.BEAUTY AT PURPLESKIRT.COM: Robin Coe-Hutshing, founder and creative director of Fred Segal Essentials, has been tapped as Purpleskirt.com's creative director for beauty. The Los Angeles-based fashion e-tail site launched beauty products last fall. Coe-Hutshing will oversee the expansion of the Web site's cosmetics, bath and body and fragrance offerings. Currently, Purpleskirt.com carries approximately two dozen brands, including Anastasia, Delux Beauty, Kai, Linda Cantello, Tocca, and Christian Celle Calypso.AIRTIGHT: Designer Kenneth Cole has confirmed plans this fall to initiate the "Stir the Air" fund--a charitable-giving program established to benefit select charitableorganizations and community services--in conjunction with the launch of his eponymous line of fragrances. The first programs will include initiatives with the American Foundation for AIDS Research (amFAR) and HELP USA, the nation's largest provider for housing, jobs and services for the homeless, amongst others.
"'Dynasty' is all about gowns, the diamonds and the scandal, so it's a bit like the fashion industry. When we come to Cannes it's all about the red carpet dresses too, so it all fit really well," said designer @philippplein78 on the theme of his high-glamour resort 2019 show at his mansion in Cannes. #wwdfashion #cannes (📷: @zefashioninsider)
"I think Spike is such a brilliant director because he holds up a mirror to society and reflects these issues, yet he doesn't shove it down your throat, he doesn't tell you what to think," says @lauraharrier on her latest film @Blackkklansman. Harrier was at the Cannes Film Festival – for the very first time – with @officialspikelee. #wwdeye #cannes (📷: @zefashioninsider)
“I would think to myself, Are you happy? Yes, I’m wildly happy. I go to this studio every day and, in my inside voices, I’m giggling; I’m singing. Yes, it’s a lot of work, it’s a [huge] volume of material. It wouldn’t be for everybody. But I was very happy,” said soap opera star @therealsusanlucci of checking in throughout the years with her career trajectory. Lucci spoke to WWD about her decades-long career, love for pilates, motherhood and her QVC activewear line. Read Bridget Foley’s full piece on Lucci on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: @celestesloman)
@balmain has taken a stand at the #cannes Film Festival, dressing 16 actresses at a press call for the project “Noire N’est Pas Mon Metier,” or “Black Is Not My Profession.” The multimedia project includes a book, photo exhibit and documentary, which aims to expose discrimination in the French and American entertainment industries. “The moment I was asked to participate, I knew it was right for me, and for this brand, to form a part of this moment,” Balmain creative director @olivier_rousteing told WWD. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
"I always feel curious and I feel like there's more to learn. But I think being relevant, feeling relevant, I personally always feel that there's just so much more to know. And maybe that's the key.” — @themarcjacobs #wwdsummits #wwdbeauty (📷: @patrickmacleodphoto )
“The most amazing thing about her is that, regardless of all the things that have happened to her, her spirit is so undaunted by all of it. She is the most cheerful person you will ever meet. She doesn’t see problems, she only sees solutions,” said @ajanaomi_king of activist Ifrah Ahmed, who she plays in a new film “A Girl from Mogadishu.” WWD caught up with King at Cannes — Head to WWD.com to read more about her new role, personal style and how she uses social media for causes like Time’s Up and Black Lives Matter #wwdeye
WWD asked a number designers to share their thoughts on what Meghan Markle’s wedding gown will look like this Saturday. Here, Valentino’s Pierpaolo Piccioli sketches his look. #wwdfashion #royalwedding #meghanmarkle