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."
@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