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Beauty Inc issue 05/18/2007

Chief Executive Officer
Iman Adulmajid, Iman Cosmetics

This story first appeared in the May 18, 2007 issue of WWD.  Subscribe Today.

What Book Has Profoundly Changed Your Life?
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou. I read it when I was around 15 years old and it has stayed with me through the years.

What Book Are You Reading Now?
The Power of Intention by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

What’s On Your iPod?
“Heroes” and “All Saints” by David Bowie, “One” by U2, “Don’t Give Up (Africa)” by Alicia Keys and Bono, “Perfect Day” by Lou Reed, and “Amazing Grace” by Mahalia Jackson.

How Many Air Miles Do You Log A Year?
I stopped counting — too many to log!

What Beauty Product Do You Use Every Day?
Iman Afterglow bronzer.

What’s The Most Interesting Beauty Product You’ve Come Across In The Past Six Months, Not Counting Anything You Make?
Oxymoron lacquer gloss by Poppy King, Lipstick Queen. It glides on like a balm but looks more matte like a lipstick!

What’s Your Starbucks Order?
Half Americano coffee with a shot of espresso.

What Time Do You Get Up?
6 a.m.

What Time Do You Go To Bed?
If I am not out about town, around 11 p.m.

What Do You Do To Keep Stress In Check?
Weekly massages.

What Are You Doing On Your Summer Vacation This Year?
We will go to upstate New York for 2 months, starting July 1.

Chief Executive Officer
Pamela Baxter, LVMH Perfumes and Cosmetics, North America

What Book Has Profoundly Changed Your Life?
The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell

What Book Are You Reading Now?
Queen of Fashion by Caroline Weber

What’s On Your iPod?
Wyclef Jean, Kanye West, OutKast, Nelly, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, Bebel Gilberto, Boney James, John Mayer, Joss Stone, Diana Krall, Sting.

How Many Air Miles Do You Log A Year?
More than 100,000. Trips to Paris will do it.

What Beauty Product Do You Use Every Day?
Capture Totale by Christian Dior.

What’s The Most Interesting Beauty Product You’ve Come Across In The Past Six Months, Not Counting Anything You Make?
Jergens Natural Glow moisturizer. It pulled a lot of people into self-tanning that weren’t in it before.

What’s Your Starbucks Order?
Tall decaf skim milk latte.

What Time Do You Get Up?
6 a.m.

What Time Do You Go To Bed?
11:30 p.m. I read my book for a half hour, then I’m asleep by midnight.

What Do You Do To Keep Stress In Check?
Work out with a trainer and laugh a lot.

What Are You Doing On Your Summer Vacation This Year?
Going diving in Anguilla with the grandkids.

Chief Executive Officer
E. Scott Beattie, Elizabeth Arden Inc.

What Book Has Profoundly Changed Your Life?
Free to Choose by Milton Friedman

What Book Are You Reading Now?
Results: Keep What’s Good, Fix What’s Wrong, and Unlock Great Performance by Gary Neilson and Bruce Pasternak

What’s On Your iPod?
I have three iPods with over 5,500 songs — of course they all include Britney Spears, Hilary Duff and Mariah Carey.

How Many Air Miles Do You Log A Year?
Too many.

What Beauty Product Do You Use Every Day?
Prevage.

What’s The Most Interesting Beauty Product You’ve Come Across In The Past Six Months, Not Counting Anything You Make?
Zeno Acne Clearing Device. It combines the latest scientific and electronic technology in an affordable handheld device.

What’s Your Starbucks Order?
My colleagues forbid me to consume any caffeinated beverages.

What Time Do You Get Up?
7 a.m.

What Time Do You Go To Bed?
It depends upon whether I’m at home in Manhattan or in South Beach.

What Do You Do To Keep Stress In Check?
I play lots of sports—tennis, golf, skiing, etc.

What Are You Doing On Your Summer Vacation This Year?
I’m taking a bike trip through Italy.

Chief Executive Officer
Leslie Blodgett, Bare Escentuals

What Book Has Profoundly Changed Your Life?
Personal History by Katharine Graham

What Book Are You Reading Now?
The Lovemarks Effect: Winning in the Consumer Revolution by Kevin Roberts

What’s On Your iPod?
Your standard Fergie, Beyoncé and Justin Timberlake. But honestly, my iPod is mostly Seventies funk!

How Many Air Miles Do You Log A Year?
More than 240,000.

What Beauty Product Do You Use Every Day?
BareMinerals SPF 15 foundation in Medium Beige.

What’s The Most Interesting Beauty Product You’ve Come Across In The Past Six Months, Not Counting Anything You Make?
Wen Cleansing Conditioners. They’re formulated with natural ingredients and herbs to cleanse hair gently.

What’s Your Starbucks Order?
Venti nonfat dry cappuccino.

What Time Do You Get Up?
6:30 a.m.

What Time Do You Go To Bed?
9:30 a.m.

What Do You Do To Keep Stress In Check?
I go running with my Rhodesian ridgeback, Kiko.

What Are You Doing On Your Summer Vacation This Year?
Spending time with my family in St. Barts!

Chief Executive Officer
Maureen Chiquet, Chanel

What Book Has Profoundly Changed Your Life?
Books don’t change my life! They entertain and educate me.

What Book Are You Reading Now?
Absurdistan by Gary Shteyngart

What’s On Your iPod?
Everything from David Bowie to Coco Rosie.

How Many Air Miles Do You Log A Year?
I have been around the world twice this year already.

What Beauty Product Do You Use Every Day?
Chanel Sublimage Essential Regenerating Cream.

What’s The Most Interesting Beauty Product You’ve Come Across In The Past Six Months, Not Counting Anything You Make?
Dr. Lancer’s polish with dead sea crystal. It has great heating action and after using it, your face feels new again.

What’s Your Starbucks Order?
A double espresso macchiato.

What Time Do You Get Up?
5 a.m.

What Time Do You Go To Bed?
Anywhere from 9 p.m. to midnight, depending on the time zone.

What Do You Do To Keep Stress In Check?
Run 5 miles a day.

What Are You Doing On Your Summer Vacation This Year?
Going to Turkey.

Chief Executive Officer
Remi Clero, L’Artisan Parfumeur, Penhaligon’s and Erno Laszlo

What Book Has Profoundly Changed Your Life?
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

What Book Are You Reading Now?
The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell

What’s On Your iPod?
Red Hot Chili Peppers, Mozart and Marvin Gaye.

How Many Air Miles Do You Log A Year?
A half-million miles. Or is it kilometers?

What Beauty Product Do You Use Every Day?
Erno Laszlo Ritual.

What’s The Most Interesting Beauty Product You’ve Come Across In The Past Six Months, Not Counting Anything You Make?
Pure clean water. Unfortunately it is more and more rare.

What’s Your Starbucks Order?
Tall skinny latte.

What Time Do You Get Up?
5 a.m. (to catch the Eurostar), 7 a.m. on school days.

What Time Do You Go To Bed?
When I am tired.

What Do You Do To Keep Stress In Check?
I try to remember that we are just on borrowed time.

What Are You Doing On Your Summer Vacation This Year?
Spending time in Le Creno, our Atlantic Ocean-front farm in Loire Atlantique. Staring at our children, horses and the sea.

Chief Executive Officer
Ted Gibson, Ted Gibson

What Book Has Profoundly Changed Your Life?
The Science Of Mind by Ernest Holmes

What Book Are You Reading Now?
The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

What’s On Your iPod?
Hip-hop to pop to classic country; I am a Texan, for God’s sake. Amy Winehouse is hot, too!

How Many Air Miles Do You Log A Year?
Over 50,000. I offset it by planting trees with Carbon Zero.

What Beauty Product Do You Use Every Day?
Crest toothpaste with whitening.

What’s The Most Interesting Beauty Product You’ve Come Across In The Past Six Months, Not Counting Anything You Make?
I discovered Bliss Body Butter—my skin gets very dry during the changing of seasons.

What’s Your Starbucks Order?
Decaf latte with Splenda.

What Time Do You Get Up?
7 a.m.

What Time Do You Go To Bed?
11:30 p.m.

What Do You Do To Keep Stress In Check?
Meditate for 20 min., read for 20 min. and write for 20 min.—It’s my morning ritual.

What Are You Doing On Your Summer Vacation This Year?
I have decided to take Friday afternoons, plus Saturdays and Sundays off for R&R! We’ll see how long that lasts.

Chief Executive Officer
William Lauder, The Estée Lauder Cos.

What Book Has Profoundly Changed Your Life?
The Spy Who Came In From The Cold by John le Carré

What Book Are You Reading Now?
The War of the World by Niall Ferguson

What’s On Your iPod?
Jimmy Cliff, Rolling Stones, The Who and Grateful Dead.

How Many Air Miles Do You Log A Year?
300,000-plus.

What Beauty Product Do You Use Every Day?
Shave cream from Clinique, Lab Series or Origins.

What’s The Most Interesting Beauty Product You’ve Come Across In The Past Six Months, Not Counting Anything You Make?
Lip plumpers.

What’s Your Starbucks Order?
Venti mocha frappuchino, no whipped cream.

What Time Do You Get Up?
6 a.m.

What Time Do You Go To Bed?
Midnight.

What Do You Do To Keep Stress In Check?
Go to the gym five days a week.

What Are You Doing On Your Summer Vacation This Year?
Going to Europe with my kids.

Chief Executive Officer
Donald J. Loftus, P&G Prestige Producs U.S.

What Book Has Profoundly Changed Your Life?
Minding The Store by Stanley Marcus

What Book Are You Reading Now?
The Definitive Drucker by Elizabeth Haas Edersheim

What’s On Your iPod?
Everything from Billie Holiday to Billy Idol, Beethoven to the Beach Boys. Most recent favorite: My Chemical Romance.

How Many Air Miles Do You Log A Year?
Not sure. Feels like millions.

What Beauty Product Do You Use Every Day?
Gucci Pour Homme II.

What’s The Most Interesting Beauty Product You’ve Come Across In The Past Six Months, Not Counting Anything You Make?
MAC’s Barbie Doll Collection—because it busted through the clutter.

What’s Your Starbucks Order?
Venti latte.

What Time Do You Get Up?
3:45 a.m.

What Time Do You Go To Bed?
11:15ish.

What Do You Do To Keep Stress In Check?
I write plays.

What Are You Doing On Your Summer Vacation This Year?
Hopefully going to Italy.

Chief Executive Officer
Mally Roncal, Mally Beauty

What Book Has Profoundly Changed Your Life?
Inner Peace by Paramahansa Yogananda

What Book Are You Reading Now?
Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child by Marc Weissbluth

What’s On Your iPod?
All my diva clients— Beyoncé Knowles, Mary J. Blige, Celine Dion, Lee Ann Womack, Jennifer Lopez. And Barry Manilow.

How Many Air Miles Do You Log A Year?
However many keep me “Executive Platinum” on American Airlines!

What Beauty Product Do You Use Every Day?
Mally Beauty’s Shimmer, Shape & Glow.

What’s The Most Interesting Beauty Product You’ve Come Across In The Past Six Months, Not Counting Anything You Make?
Zents Body Oil in Fresh. It’s very hydrating and has a soft, pretty fragrance.

What’s Your Starbucks Order?
Zen tea with 1/2 steamed soy milk, 1/2 water and one packet of honey.

What Time Do You Get Up?
6 a.m.

What Time Do You Go To Bed?
Midnight.

What Do You Do To Keep Stress In Check?
I hug my husband and my twin babies.

What Are You Doing On Your Summer Vacation This Year?
My husband and I are taking our girls to go see their grandparents on Hilton Head Island in South Carolina.

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