A NEW LAUDER: The marriage between Tom Ford and Estée Lauder is on the verge of producing its first offspring. While Lauder executives avoid talking about the project, word has leaked out that the expected first collection is taking shape. Ford reportedly has put a decidedly modern stamp on some looks straight out of the Lauder archives. He has given a modern reincarnation to lipsticks and compacts and even a fragrance product of some nature. According to sources, the project is on schedule to appear as a special collection in stores in early November as a run-up to holiday.
RUSSO TO CLINIQUE: Giovanni Russo has been named global creative director for Clinique and will lead Clinique's global advertising, design, packaging, store design and merchandising initiatives. Russo graduated from Parsons School of Design in 1988 and has worked at Travel + Leisure magazine and the Gap. In 1998, he founded No 11, a creative agency, where he was principal and creative director.
P&G HONORED: Marc S. Pritchard, president of global retail hair color, cosmetics and personal care for Procter & Gamble, will accept the Pratt Institute Luxe Pack Art of Packaging Award at a gala scheduled for next May 16 at Manhattan’s University Club. The event benefits the 16-year-old Marc Rosen Scholarship for Graduate Design.
@juicebeauty, where @gwynethpaltrow holds the title of creative director of makeup, has become one of the foremost labels in the organic beauty category –– with sales on track to hit $100 million this year. What’s behind the rapid growth the brand is experiencing right now? It all started in 2005 when the wellness movement was just getting started. Read more on WWD.com. #wwdbeauty
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"I want to tell a story that inspires people to feel good about themselves, but also I'm making a commentary about the lack of female stories and female directors and saying this should change," said @imheathergraham on her latest project "Half Magic." The comedy feature, which the actress wrote and directed, is based on her own struggles as a woman in show business. Read @andrewnodell's full interview with Graham on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @jgreenery)
@meltcosmetics cofounders @lora_arellano and @danabomar built their brand on a single idea: a true matte lipstick. To set the brand apart, they said they always put their customers first –– including a personalized note in each package. #wwdsummits #wwdbeauty
@moncler unveiled its latest project, #MonclerGenius, yesterday at Milan Fashion Week. The Italian outwear maker gave show-goers a preview of the monthly collections – which were created by eight designers and creative talents including Pierpaolo Piccioli, Simone Rocha, Craig Green and more – that will start rolling out in the summer.