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.
@pantone announced their Color of the Year 2018: Ultra Violet. Nearly 20 months after the musician Prince’s death, fashion is having a purple moment. Varying shades of purple appeared on spring or fall runways, from @christopherkane to @calvinklein. @gucci’s Alessandro Michele bathed his fall runway in ultra violet-colored light at one point. Pantone 18-3838 is meant to “push the boundaries of what inspires us to look upward and outward to the future.” #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @kukukuba)
@badgalriri’s @fentybeauty launch in September was a massive success on social media, powering $72.9 million of earned media value, according to Tribe Dynamics. The brand’s foundation offering sparked conversations about diversity in beauty, launching the growth of emerging influencers and propelling the brand’s support on social media. Today, #fentybeauty won Launch of the Year at the WWD #BeautyIncAwards. (📷: Chema Moya/EPE-EFE)
@marianna_hewitt has become one of the most influential content creators in the beauty space, with almost 800,000 Instagram followers and a newly launched skin care line called @SummerFridays. Today, she was awarded Influencer of the Year at the WWD #BeautyIncAwards. (📸: @sophiachabbott )
As shopping behaviors evolve, the retail experience must follow. Head over to retail experts @colliersinternational’s Knowledge Leader series to read more about the shift in our shopping era. #colliersretail #lovecolliers
@prada opened a pop-up club, called Prada Double Club, in collaboration with German artist Cartsen Höller at @artbasel Miami. Last night, guests – including @youngparis, @ritaora and even Miuccia Prada herself – gathered in a former ice factory where the pop-up is housed for a performance from @wyclefjean. Go to WWD.com for full coverage on all the exhibits, parties and more at #ArtBaselMiami. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
@louboutinworld and @disney are making magic once again, creating a set of shoe designs for the release of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” Louboutin designed a pair of shoes for each of the film’s four female leads: Rey (@daisyridrey), Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo (@lauradern), Captain Phasma (Gwendoline Christie) and Rose Tico (@kellymarietran). The shoes will debut on Saturday at the L.A. premiere of the latest episode. #wwdfashion
Today at the #BeautyIncAwards 2017, WWD will be joined by beauty leaders from around the world as we honor this year's most innovative people, products, brands and places. Follow along here and on Twitter for live coverage from the exclusive event. #wwdsummits (📷: @elizaflorendo)
Exclusive: Beauty superinfluencer @marianna_hewitt is launching her first-ever skin care brand with her business partner @laurengores. Their new line Summer Fridays, which will be sold exclusively at summerfridays.com starting in January, is launching with just one product – a hydrating cream Jet Lag Mask. “We wanted to focus on one product that was amazing,” said Hewitt. Read the full interview on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews
Michelin star-rated chef PJ Calapa marks his first solo endeavor with today’s opening of @scampinyc –– the new Southern Italian restaurant located in Manhattans’ Flatiron District. The upscale yet welcoming environment matches the menu, which includes two types of scampi: traditional Italian langoustines in butter and the Americanized version with shrimp over pasta 🍤 - pictured here. #wwdeye (📷: George Chinsee)