As president of L’Oréal USA’s Luxe division, Carol Hamilton oversees such tony brands as Lancôme, Kiehl’s, Yves Saint Laurent Beauté, Ralph Lauren Fragrances and Giorgio Armani Beauty. In her role, substance and style are synonymous. Here, she shares her go-to resources for a life well-lived, both personally and professionally. PLEASURE
Band: U2. Celebration Restaurant: Señor Pancho’s. They have great guacamole and margaritas. Its atmosphere provides a great escape and ensures a good time. 385 Main Street South, Southbury, Conn.; 203-262-6988
Champagne: Veuve Clicquot. Clothing Store/Business: Giorgio Armani, YSL, Viktor & Rolf and Stella McCartney.
Clothing Store/Evening: Tom Ford, YSL and Armani. Clothing Store/Weekend: Ralph Lauren, Scoop.
Coffee Order: A tall black coffee, preferably from the original Starbucks at Pike Place Market in Seattle. 102 Pike Street; 206-903-8010 Diner: Brasserie. 100 East 53rd Street; 212-751-4840
Florist: Danny at Floralia Decorators. He makes gorgeous arrangements for every occasion. 110 E 50th Street; 212-759-6910
Hideaway: My weekend house in Litchfield, Connecticut, where I can relax and indulge in one of my true passions, gardening.
Ticket Broker: Mario Pascale Entertainment Service. 917-602-7965
Vacation Spot: It’s hard to pick just one! I love to travel more than anything. I just had to add more pages to my passport. Shoe Store: Yves Saint Laurent. 3 East 57th Street; 212-980-2970 Stationer: Beech Tree Studios, Inc. They do beautiful letterpress printing. 411 Highland Road, Old Chatham, N.Y.
HEALTH & BEAUTY
Dermatologist: Dr. Michele Green. I’ve been with her since the beginning of my time with L’Oréal. 156 East 79th Street; 212-535-3088
Dry Cleaner: Fashion Award Cleaners. They do a great job and are very friendly! 2205 Broadway; 212-289-5623 Hair Stylist: Roy Teeluck. I’ve been going to him for ages. 5 East 57th Street; 212-888-2221
Makeup Artist: Tim Quinn, celebrity face designer for Giorgio Armani Beauty. Aside from his remarkable talent, he is a dear friend and pleasure to be around. email@example.com Manicurist: Any nail salon that uses Essie. Masseuse: Geraldine at the Kiehl’s Spa 1851. 157 East 64th Street; 888-772-1851 Stylist: Myself! Working with some of the most renowned fashion designers has allowed me to really refine my personal style.
Trainer: Physique 57. I have really seen the effects of their techniques! 24 West 57th Street; 212-399-0570
BUSINESS Airline: Air France, which may not come as a surprise, but what is quickly rising up the ranks is Alaska Airlines due to my many business trips to Seattle to visit Clarisonic.
Car Service: UTOG. And Abdul is my favorite driver! 718-956-2085
Mobile Device: My iPad is essential with all of the travelling I do. Restaurant for Business Lunch: The Lambs Club. It’s conveniently located near our midtown office and I love the Ahi Tuna Niçoise. 132 West 44th Street; 212-997-5262 Restaurant for Business Dinner: The Four Seasons. A classic. 99 East 52nd Street; 212-754-9494
Travel/Business Favorite City: Right now, it’s a tie between Seattle and Paris.
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@imanshumpert is diving deeper into his creative endeavors and relaunching his clothing line, Post 90s, and is helping to raise money for the hurricane victims in St. Maarten with a jersey he’s designed with his brother. The Cleveland Cavaliers player talked to WWD about kneeling during the national anthem, working with fashion brands and how he wants to be more than an @nba player. Read the interview on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)
Not only does #TheProfit return to CNBC tonight, but @marcuslemonis has launched @shopmarcus, a new shopping and lifestyle retail experience in Aspen and Chicago, with more locations to come. The retail stores offer in-store stylists and a variety of contemporary womenswear selections.
“It’s life, I’m going to face it,” @mingxi11 sighed. “I fell, but you know, I think the most important thing is that I get back up. I had the love, the help from my sister — the girl next to me Gizele [Oliveira] — she’s so nice. When I went backstage everybody was trying to comfort me like ‘Oh Ming, it’s OK.’ I’m really, really touched. I think it’s them who gave me the courage to go back on stage for the finale,” Xi told WWD of her fall at the @victoriassecret fashion show. (📷: David Fisher) #wwdfashion #vsfashionshow #victoriassecret
@louisvuitton tapped @therealpeterlindbergh for its latest city-centric photo book, which is part of a series called Fashion Eye. The primarily black and white book captures the spirit of Berlin in 57 images shot between 1989 and 2019. “Berlin is an inspiration for me, more than a city. I mean @millajovovich is simply Berlin!” said Lindbergh. #wwdfashion
“You know, I think audiences expect a certain performance so I have to deliver to them what they’re expecting to a certain degree. But I’m also a different actor and a different person, I have my own spin on the character,” says @noahegalvin of his takeover of the leading role in “Dear Evan Hansen” following the departure of @bensplatt, who originated the role. Read WWD’s interview with the 23-year-old actor on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
For pre-fall 2018, @etro created richly-colored wonderland, using tapestries, textiles and wallpapers from the Eastern world at large. The line featured floral and graphic prints and jacquard motifs, like this two-piece look featured here. #wwdfashion (📷: Giovanna Pavesi)
@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
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