Kate Betts’ Book Party Tuesday, February 8, 2011 Her book may be all about Michelle Obama’s influence on the fashion industry, but Kate Betts’ clout was also evident in the eclectic crowd she pulled in for the party celebrating Everyday Icon: Michelle Obama and the Power of Style (Clarkson Potter). Fashion designers, beauty bigwigs, retailers and a bevy of socials toasted the book at the party, hosted by Desrée Rogers, chief executive officer of Johnson Publishing (formerly the White House social secretary), and Estée Lauder group president John Demsey.
Beyond Beauty Tuesday, February 8, 2011 Linda Marshall, president of Elysée Scientific Cosmetics, created the James E. Marshall OCD Foundation in honor of her late son, a victim of obsessive-compulsive disorder. Over the last seven years, more than $1.8 million has been raised at its annual fund-raiser. This year’s honorees were Givaudan’s Cos Policastro and Nancy Berger Cardone of Marie Claire. Providing the evening’s entertainment was Jennette McCurdy, star of iCarly and Linda Marshall’s cousin. CEW Newsmaker Forum With Carmen Bauza and Muriel Gonzalez Tuesday, February 15, 2011 Tout le beauty industry turned out to hear two retail giants— Carmen Bauza of Wal-Mart and Muriel Gonzalez of Macy’s Inc. Bauza revealed that she and her team lived on $60 a month— the amount her average customer has to spend on consumables each month—to gain a better understanding of their spending dynamics, while Gonzalez highlighted some recent wins, like Macy’s innovative new Impulse beauty section.
“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)