SWEET SCENTS: Fragrance marketer Demeter today launched a line of six Jelly Belly fragrances at Urban Outfitters as a result of a licensing agreement Demeter signed in September with the jelly bean producer. The fragrances, which have names like Blueberry Muffin, Hot Fudge Sunday and Mango Pineapple Salsa, "follow what Jelly Belly does with their beans — they suggest that people layer flavors in their mouth to create a new flavor," said Christopher Gable, Demeter cocreator, "like we often do with our scents." The Jelly Belly Collection by Demeter Fragrance Library will roll out to beauty retailer Ulta chain-wide on May 20; will be carried on the Web at demeterfragrance.com, jellybelly.com and victoriassecret.com, and is expected to eventually reach 1,000 stores.
POLO FOOTWEAR POST: Polo Ralph Lauren Corp. has appointed Joel Oblonsky president of footwear for Lauren and Chaps, a new post. He was most recently president of Nina Footwear Corp. Oblonsky, based in New York, will report to Jacki Nemerov, executive vice president of wholesale brands, licensing and manufacturing.
NYU HONORS LUCCI: Emmy Award-winning actress Susan Lucci, who sells her fashion and accessories on HSN, is being honored by New York University College of Nursing for her charity work on behalf of children's rights on Thursday at the college's 75th anniversary celebration. Lucci has been a supporter of Little Flower Children and Family Services of New York for 25 years. She has helped raise awareness and funds to support the organization, which helps to improve the lives of children, families and developmentally disabled adults. The event is being sponsored by Bloomingdale's and Avon Products and will be hosted by Donna Hanover, co-host of WOR Radio's "Morning Show."
The annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic in Pacific Palisades this weekend drew Kate Hudson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Laura Dern and more. See pictures of the star-studded event on WWD.com. (📷: @chelsealaurenla) #wwdeye
In his new book “Hollywood Royale,” Andy Warhol’s Protégé Matthew Rolston celebrates the Eighties revival of Hollywood glamour. Featuring more than 100 portraits taken by Rolston from 1977 to 1993, the book contains photos of icons like Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, and @drewbarrymore, pictured here in 1991. “Hollywood Royale,” out today, will be accompanied by an exhibition opening at Los Angeles’ Fahey/Klein Gallery on March 1. #wwdeye
"Nowadays when life is not so happy with everything going on in the world, I think people come to me for a little bit of whimsy and color and fun." - Designer Rebecca De Ravenel on her cult-favorite jewelry line. (📸 : @vsteves) #wwd40
“Everyone is talking about how the retail industry is struggling, but I think it’s an incredible time because brands who are doing something different and innovative are setting themselves up for the future,” said @adamgoldston, who founded the luxury athletic brand @apl with his brother @ryangoldsten. The Goldston’s are part of WWD’s 40 under 40: a group of industry notables. See the rest of the list on WWD.com. (📷: @vsteves) #wwd40
@eyeswoon blogger Athena Calderone debuted her first-ever cookbook, “Cook Beautiful,” which is heavily centered on the presentation and visual expression of food. Pictured here are her miso glazed carrots from the book. Get the recipe on WWD.com. (📷: @johnny_miller_) #wwdeye
“It’s passion that helps get anybody to a certain point and it’s what’s propelled me,” said Kith founder @ronniefieg, one of WWD’s 40 under 40: a group of industry notables who are changing the face of retail, fashion and beauty. Fieg, who opened a Manhattan flagship on October 7, began his career at age 13 as a stock boy and salesman for footwear chain David Z. “I think staying true to [my] beliefs, hard work and passion have gotten me to where [Kith] is today.” See the rest of the 40 at WWD.com. (📷: @vsteves) #wwd40
25-year-old @samweaving is about to break out this fall, starring in Netflix’s horror film “The Babysitter,” fittingly out today on Friday the 13th. That’s not the only place you’ll be seeing her, though — Weaving’s got a role Showtime’s “SMILF” and another alongside Frances McDormand and Woody Harrelson in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” Though she’s got a full plate at the moment, there’s one role she’s got her eye on: Marilyn Monroe. “I’m a little too young at the moment, but it’s on my bucket list,” the actress told WWD (📷: @dandoperalski) #wwdeye
BFF's Poppy Jamie and Suki Waterhouse celebrated the launch of their bag line Pop x Suki at Nordstrom last night. "The line is really about our friendship, and how we are so different but complement each other," said Waterhouse. 👯 (📷: Katie Jones) #wwdeye
After designing the new @louisvuitton and @bulgariofficial flagships and a @chanelofficial boutique opening in Japan, @petermarinoarchitect has another project on his plate: The Lobster Club. Located in the Seagram Building, it’s the famed architect’s first restaurant project in New York, serving up modern Japanese brasserie-style cuisine. Bronze hues, bespoke material detailing, blush and chartreuse tones and a heavy emphasis on Picasso can be seen throughout. Mark your calendars for Nov. 1 for the much-anticipated opening. (📷: @clint_spaulding) #wwdeye