Makeup artist Jeanine Lobell and publicist Jacquie Tractenberg have teamed up to form On Trac, a beauty consulting venture.
“What we’re offering is an opportunity to get advice on how best to build a beauty business — what is the right direction to be going in with your brand, who you should be working with, how to tweak your packaging, what to spend money on and what not to bother with,” said Lobell, who in 1994 founded indie brand Stila, which was later sold to the Estée Lauder Cos. Inc., then to Sun Capital Partners Inc. and acquired this week by private equity firm Patriarch Partners LLC. Tractenberg did Stila’s public relations for a number of years. “Especially in this economy, people need to spend their money very wisely. Need to find a supplier with lower minimums or advice on how to get into certain retailers? We can help with that.”
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"