Fashion Fair Cosmetics, the prestige makeup brand targeting women ofcolor, has named a new president, Clarisa Wilson, to head up itsestimated $40 million to $50 million global beauty business.
Carriedin 640 outlets globally, including Macy’s Inc., Dillard’s Inc., Belkand The Bon-Ton Stores Inc., the brand is owned by Chicago-based JohnsonPublishing Co. LLC.
Wilson most recently served as presidentof Carol’s Daughter; she plans to move to Chicago from New Jersey in thenext several months.
What attracted Wilson to Fashion Fairmost, Wilson said, was its “DNA. It’s an iconic brand and it’s awonderful opportunity to serve a market that’s absolutely dynamic andgrowing and exciting. It has been in business for 38 years,” saidWilson, who served as director of sales and marketing at JohnsonPublishing Co. for now-defunct Eboné Cosmetics from 1992 to 1993.
Wilsonsaid her first order of business is to “leverage the brand’s DNA intothe product line so there will be more fashion and color stories, and wewill take these stories to the Web site,” to be relaunched mid-August.
DesiréeRogers, chief executive officer of Johnson Publishing Co., said Wilsonhad been consulting with the firm for several months and that the nextnatural move was to name her president. Fashion Fair’s last president,Anne Sempowski Ward, left the firm in July 2010.
Earlier thismonth, Johnson announced it had partnered with J.P. Morgan Chase’sSpecial Investments Group, which invested an undisclosed sum into thepublisher of Ebony and Jet magazines. At the time, Rogers said the moneywould be used to fund projects including new in-store displays, as wellas a more comprehensive marketing plan and a new Web site.
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The fashion world mourns for celebrated street style photographer, Nabile Quenum, who died at age 32 in Paris.
Quenum, creator of the fashion blog “J’ai Perdu Ma Veste,” was a fashion week fixture, and regularly shot for New York magazine’s The Cut, among other outlets, and brands such as Louis Vuitton, Moncler and Adidas. He was also actively involved in the #NoFreePhotos initiative, which kicked off in the fall. Read more about Quenum in @kbsmoke's story on WWD.com. #wwdnews
@verwanggang and @maisonladuree have teamed up on a dessert collab called Vera Wang Pour Ladurée. The collection, which launched this week, features a specialty macaroon, as well as a wedding cake inspired by one of the designer’s gowns. “I could not imagine a more delicate or sophisticated creation to grace any couple’s celebration,” said Wang. #wwdfashion
“I’m Russian and I love to use all these little tricks that I got from my grandma or my mom. We didn’t have a lot of money for creams or anything like that so we would use a garden as a beauty treatment regime. We’d put cucumber in the fridge and do a cucumber mask,” says model @irinashayk on one of her beauty hacks. WWD asked celebs what their go-to self-care rituals are. See what Naomie Harris, Freida Pinto and more said on WWD.com. #wwdeye #wwdbeauty (📷: @zefashioninsider)
Exclusive: @viktorandrolf are teaming up with @Zalando on a collection made from leftover clothing. The lineup, which lands at the retailer February 1, includes 17 pieces adorned with sliced up and repurposed overstock from the retailer’s private label collection. Pictured here is a look from the collection –– see more on WWD.com. #wwdfashion #wwdnews
@duewestnyc is the newest bar joining the collection of intimate neighborhood-focused spaces in the West Village. The cocktail menu, which includes bitters and syrups made in-house, offers a “Build Your Own Old-Fashioned” – like the one pictured here – where guests can choose from a list of spirits and unexpected sugars and bitters. #wwdeye
Spotted at last night’s National Board of Review gala in NYC: Angelina Jolie. Jolie – along with Meryl Streep, @lupitanyongo and more – continued the all-black dress code from Sunday’s Golden Globes. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)