CND NAMES CREATIVE DIRECTOR: CND has named Jerry Sisti as its new creative director, responsible for developing and directing all visual communications that represent the nail company’s marketing initiatives. Prior to joining CND, Sisti served as creative director for Primus Advertising and Campbell Mithun on the West Coast, and at The Clarus Group and The Curtin Group of Companies in New Jersey. Sisti graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. OH, BEHAVE: DermaDoctor, the acne treatment line by physician Audrey Kunin, plans to add a patent-pending mask to its five-item assortment. The Ain’t Misbehavin Intensive Skin Correction Sulfur Mask, slated to launch in October for $45, is billed as the first mask to use phytosphinegosine lipid to restore balance in the skin. In doing so, it aims to help solve a cause of acne. An article that appeared in the International Journal of Cosmetic Science in May 2007 stated that a lack of phytosphinegosine lipids in the skin and oil buildup are the main causes of acne. These lipids are said to act as a barrier for the skin, preventing bacteria from entering the pores. The mask is designed to be used three times a week on the face or the body. It can also be used for spot treatment.
FHI NAMES CFO: FHI Heat, the Cleveland-based maker of professional hair tools, has tapped Michael S. Paull as chief financial officer. Paull will be responsible for creating additional infrastructure and optimizing the use of FHI Heat’s capital as the brand expands globally. Most recently, Paull was cfo of NineSigma Inc., a business firm that connects companies with independent inventors, university researchers and scientists. TRESEMME GETS STYLE: The TRESemmé hair care brand by Alberto-Culver Co. has become a hair care partner of the CW’s new reality show “Stylista.” The partnership looks to connect TRESemmé with the twentysomething, fashion-forward consumer that “Stylista” will likely attract. The show, which will begin the evening of Oct. 29, will follow 11 fashion hopefuls as they compete to win a paid, yearlong editorial position at Elle magazine.
SENNA GOES DOWN UNDER: Senna will become an international brand later this month as it expands outside the U.S. to Australia. The makeup and skin care line will be available on the Australian TV Shopping Network (as well as the network’s Web site, itvsn.com.au), alongside other high-end beauty brands. Senna is best known for its Form-A-Brow Kit, a brow stencil kit, and the Totally Transforming Concealer and Secret Set Mineral Mix Finishing Powder, which were founded by Emmy-nominated makeup artist and Senna founder Eugenia Weston.
SPARKLING DEBUT: Crystal marketer Waterford’s inaugural fragrance, named Lismore after the firm’s most popular cut, has gotten off to a quick start at Bloomingdale’s, where the women’s scent was launched exclusively last month. Industry sources estimate Lismore has generated $160,000 in sales to date since it hit counters July 11. The scent, sources added, could ring up $25 million in first-year retail sales, following a rollout to 1,000 stores, including Macy’s, Lord & Taylor, Belk and Dillard’s next month. Lismore, which is marketed by Waterford Parfum, the fragrance licensee for Waterford Wedgwood plc, was composed by perfumer Harry Fremont at Firmenich and mixes top notes of water lily, freesia, ylang-ylang, Bulgarian rose and mandarin with a heart of carnation, peony and jasmine and a base of orchid vanilla woods, musk and violet. It is available in 3.4- and 1.7-oz. versions for $90 and $65, respectively, and 100 limited edition perfume bottles have been produced, which are priced at $500 each for 1 oz. An advertising and promotional effort for the scent is said to be worth about $3 million. LP GETS HAUTE, CONNECTED: L’Oréal Professionnel has unveiled its first styling trend collection in a coffee table-type book entitled “Haute Creation — A Couture Collection by Malcolm Edwards for Texture Expert.” Three glamorous styles were created to represent Texture Expert’s three new styling products, each of which taps into spring’s couture standouts, which include bows, florals and beading. L’Oréal Professionnel Texture Expert has also entered the digital realm with the establishment of a stylist community on Facebook. The Texture Expert USA/L’Oréal Professionnel brand page offers tips from top stylists to consumers while also providing a wealth of information about the brand to the salon community. The Texture Expert page encourages networking among Texture Expert stylists, salons and consumers, and offers how-to styling videos and a salon locator.
“What he has done at Vuitton is really exceptional,” said @gameofthrones’ actress Gwendoline Christie on @mrkimjones’ final show for @louisvuitton. “He has rebooted luxury in terms of making it commercial, viable and contemporary. And most importantly artistic. He has never compromised his artistic vision for the sake of commodity.” (📷: @zefashioninsider)
After seeing a demand for men’s wear from its customers, British contemporary women’s wear label @ariesarise has added a men’s wear component and will launch a unisex collection with @mrporterlive. The 20-piece collection includes jackets, denim, logo T-shirts and more with deconstructed ‘90s vibes. Set to launch on January 18, you can shop the pieces on Aries’ website and on mrporter.com. #wwdfashion
“And so spending so much time with a character who thinks like that, inevitability you try and analyze yourself and go back and think about your own demons and dark chapters that you had in your life,” says @thedanielbruhl of his role in TNT’s “The Alienist.” The show, set in the Gilded Age of New York, also stars Dakota Fanning and Luke Evans. Head to WWD.com to read about how 39-year-old Brühl prepared for the role and why he thinks the show is so relevant to today #wwdeye ( 📷: @Eriktanner)
Now that Celine Dion’s collection has topped $10 million in sales, the pop superstar, fashion icon and newly-minted industry player is eyeing growth in Asia. Read the full report by @tiffanyap, link in bio. #wwdnews #celinedion
“My personal philosophy to beauty is paying attention to oneself. I love to be outdoors, lots of fresh air, trying to take care of yourself as best you can. I always notice that comes through,” says Felicity Jones, the global face of @shiseido-owned @cledepeaubeauteus, which launches today. Head to WWD.com to read more about the actress’ love for beauty and how she prepared for her new role in “The Basis of Sex,” playing the young Ruth Bader Ginsburg. #wwdbeauty (📷: @dandoperalski)
Among the familiar faces at @off____white’s show was a surprise figure: Japanese artist @takashipom, pictured here on Wednesday morning. Other show-goers included @jerrylorenzo, who spoke about his upcoming project: a @nike collaboration for back to school, with designs inspired by his childhood on the West Coast. Sitting in the front row were Future, Don Crawley, @miguel and more. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: Stephane Feugere)
According to @laurentsai, former “Terrace House: Aloha State” cast member, she didn’t know she was auditioning for the Japanese version of “Real World.” “I was telling a couple of my friends and someone’s like, ‘That sounds a lot like Terrace House.’ I was like, ’No it can’t be.’” Turns out, it was. But Tsai isn’t just a reality star — she’s an illustrator who has worked with Starbucks Japan and most recently, she’s dipping her toes into the fashion world. Head to WWD.com to read about her time on the show, modeling and her art. #wwdeye (📷: @danieldorsa)
More changes are coming to New York Fashion Week: Beginning with the spring 2019 collection, @alexanderwangny will move his New York show to June from September, adopting a biannual schedule with collections shown in June and December. Additionally, the @cfda is planning for an official summer/winter fashion season taking place as soon as June and December 2018. Read more about the upcoming changes on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @slovekinpics)