- PROFITS UP AT PAUL SMITH: Net profits at Paul Smith Ltd. rose 45 percent in the financial year to June 30, to 8.2 million pounds, or $15.8 million, from 5.64 million pounds, or $10.8 million, according to figures filed with Companies House, the British equivalent of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Sales during the period rose 13.9 percent, to 117 million pounds, or $226 million, from 102.8 million pounds, or $198.5 million. All currency figures have been converted at average exchange rates for the period. Most of the company's sales for the period — 41 percent — were concentrated in the U.K., while the rest were divided between Europe and the rest of the world.
@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.