Top Notes: Beauty Scoop … Brown To Avon … Milk and Mac …
BEAUTY SCOOP: Fashionista favorite Scoop is breaking into the realm of beauty. The upscale boutique will launch a beauty concept "toward the end of the year," to coincide with the opening of the retailer's first "super store" in...
BEAUTY SCOOP: Fashionista favorite Scoop is breaking into the realm of beauty. The upscale boutique will launch a beauty concept "toward the end of the year," to coincide with the opening of the retailer's first "super store" in Chicago, according to co-owner Stefani Greenfield. The concept will include a Scoop Starter Kit, featuring Scoop-branded products like fragrance, body care and sun care for both men and women, as well as up to 100 outside brands. They will be available both in Scoop boutiques and planned freestanding Scoop Beauty stores. "We're going to do the same thing with beauty that we do with fashion," said Greenfield. "It's about buying the best — the best designers, the best of beauty — like the stores are my open closet, this will be like my open makeup bag." Greenfield added that there will be a range of price points, "from a $9 lipstick to a $100 moisturizer."
BROWN TO AVON: Avon Products Inc. said this week that Pauline J. Brown, 38, will be appointed senior vice president of global business development on Sept. 1. Brown will join Avon from the Estée Lauder Cos., where she was most recently vice president of corporate strategy and new business development. She will succeed Gina R. Boswell, who has assumed the role of senior vice president and chief operating officer of Avon North America. In her new post, Brown will oversee strategic growth, evaluating opportunities in new markets. Brown will report to Andrea Jung, chairman and chief executive officer of Avon.
MILK AND MAC: Got milk? MAC Cosmetics does. The cosmetics brand has just implemented an initiative with Milk Studios, the fashion photography studio, to provide its makeup artists with a customized selection of makeup and skin care products. The two will also partner on industry events and special product introductions throughout the year. "This partnership is a natural fit for MAC given our professional positioning, longstanding relationships and commitment to provide services and products for the professional community," said John Demsey, global president of MAC. "Our MAC for Milk relationship has endless opportunities and we look forward to the various incarnations that will evolve."Milk owner Mazdack Rassi added, "MAC for Milk is a fantastic opportunity for both sides. At Milk we pride ourselves on providing more than just a space to work, but it's also about service. MAC products will serve each makeup artist with the finest of exactly what they need."
GREEN MUSEUM: The Annette Green Perfume Museum, formerly located at the Fragrance Foundation in Manhattan, has a new home — the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Los Angeles. And to help kick things off, May Department Stores Co. has made a $10,000 pledge to the museum. "We are so honored to be the recipients of this magnificent and historic fragrance bottle collection," stated FIDM president Tonian Hohberg. "[We] look forward to the opening of the first exhibition in 2006. The generous contribution [by May] could not be more appreciated by all of us." Green, president emeritus of the Fragrance Foundation and president of the board of her namesake museum, as well as the museum's board of trustees, donated the museum's entire fragrance collection to the FIDM Museum & Galleries in January.
ALMAY ADS: Revlon Inc. has awarded Arnell Group, a subsidiary of Omnicom Group, all creative and media planning aspects of advertising for the Almay brand. Arnell also will partner with the beauty brand for some of its marketing efforts, such as promotional, interactive and retail programs. Revlon executive vice president and chief creative officer Rochelle Udell nodded to the creative vision of Peter Arnell, chief executive officer and chief creative officer for Arnell Group. Udell stated, "Peter Arnell and his team are true innovators with unparalleled creative success in taking nontraditional approaches to branding, advertising and experiential marketing."
There'll be no rest for those headed to Europe for men's, as Paris just closed the gap with Milan. According to a provisional calendar released by the Chambre Syndicale, Paris Men's Week will now open a day earlier on January 16. See new highlights on the official lineup on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @kukukuba)
BREAKING: Jonathan Saunders is leaving @DVF. The designer has resigned from his position as chief creative officer of Diane von Furstenberg, the company said in a statement on Friday. At the time of his hire, von Furstenberg said Saunders’ arrival symbolized and facilitated her stepping back from the day-to-day duties that occupy the work of a full-time creative director. The British designer joined DVF in May 2016 and was in charge of all product categories. #wwdnews
For @versace_official’s spring ad campaign, the brand emphasized the archival prints from the spring tribute collection dedicated to the late Gianni Versace. Closing out the show were five of Gianni’s favorite models: Cindy, Naomi, Carla, Helena, and Claudia. Bowing on December 18, the new campaign is yet another tribute to supermodel-dom as the images by Steven Meisel are fronted by @iamnaomicampbell, @cturlington, @gisele and more. #wwdfashion
Four-time Oscar-nominated actress Annette Bening has been waiting 20 years to play Gloria Graham in "Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool," which will be released on December 29. The movie about Graham – a Hollywood star known for her controversial relationship with a younger Englishman named Peter Turner – is based off a memoir Turned wrote. "She felt vulnerable to him, because she loved him, she really did love him. And anyone that we really truly are in love with, we re vulnerable to in a very deep way," said Bening. Read our full interview with the modern icon of an actress on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @ninebagatelles; Styled by @cristinaehrlich)
The crisp white button down: a staple that can be dressed up or down and accessorized throughout the decades. Here, on a Art Basel-goer in 2017 on the left and on the iconic Audrey Hepburn in “Roman Holiday” in 1953 on the right. #tbt #wwdfashion (📷: Andrew Morales)
Known for her work with @victoriassecret, 25-year-old model @georgiafowler is raising her profile in Hollywood. Fowler stars in @vincecamuto’s holiday campaign, which launched in partnership with “Pitch Perfect 3.” “Almost every shoot with Vince Camuto, I’ve had to face a fear…It was definitely a challenge. I’m so grateful for it, though. I’ve always wanted to be a pop star, so that was the perfect chance,” Fowler said. Head to WWD.com to read about Fowler’s experience modeling, including at the #VSFashionShow, and her relationship with Nick Jonas. #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
EXCLUSIVE: Huda Kattan just became the first beauty influencer to land a major beauty deal. Kattan's business, @hudabeauty, has received a minority investment from private equity firm TSG Consumer Partners. The brand, which industry sources say is on track to do $200 million in retail sales for 2017, will receive support on product, retail and geographic expansion through the deal. Get all the details on the deal and read @_a_collins' interview with Kattan on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: @jgreenery) #wwdbeauty #wwdnews
Peruvian model @juanaburga_official – who is known for walking the runways of @rodarte, @viviennewestwood and @torybuch – is making the move to the big screen with drama “Los Últimos.” The film premiered in Argentina in November and arrives in the U.S. and Europe in 2018. On making the switch from modeling to acting, Burga told WWD: “It’s a completely different thing – a lot of people think it’s similar or try to connect things, especially like getting used to the camera or being looked at all the time or playing these different characrers, but film is a completely different story.” #wwdeye (📷: @jgreenery)
London’s newly opened @designmuseum will look back on the life and work of Azzedine Alaïa in a show that the designer helped to curate before he died of heart failure last month. The retrospective, which Alaïa had worked on with Mark Wilson, chief curator of the @groningermuseum, will look at the impact of his work worldwide. The show, “Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier,” will run from May 10 to October 7. Read more about the exhibit on WWD.com #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @zefashioninsider)