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POSH PUNCH: LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton is on a rum run. Moët Hennessy, its wines and spirits division, said Wednesday it will launch 10 Cane, a prestige rum. Originating from Trinidad, 10 Cane will be launched in...
POSH PUNCH: LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton is on a rum run. Moët Hennessy, its wines and spirits division, said Wednesday it will launch 10 Cane, a prestige rum. Originating from Trinidad, 10 Cane will be launched in partnership with Trinidad Distillers in the U.S. this spring and will retail for more than $30 a bottle. LVMH, which bought Glenmorangie, one of Scotland’s most prestigious single-malt whisky makers last December, is expanding its stable of spirits brands. However, it did not appear to be immediately interested in acquiring brands of the British sprits group Allied Domecq, some of which could be off-loaded if Pernot Ricard succeeds in its recent takeover bid.
NEW PRINCIPAL: Herbert Mines Associates, an executive search firm for the retail, fashion and consumer products industries, named Dan Searby as a principal. Searby, a former marketing executive with Restaurant Associates and Coca-Cola, will be responsible for expanding Mines’ presence in the food service and hospitality markets. Hal Reiter, chief executive officer of Herbert Mines, said the addition of Searby would enable his firm to “access a wider candidate pool to help clients find the right leadership talent.”
NEW BREEDER: Ken Seiff, former chairman and chief executive of Bluefly, the off-price Web site, has teamed up with Alex Drosin to form Glowcast Ventures, a media and Internet incubator. Drosin is the former president of Broadway Video Enterprises, a media production and distribution company he cofounded with Lorne Michaels. Glowcast is located at 160 Varick Street in lower Manhattan. Seiff, an entrepreneur who started Bluefly, said Glowcast’s first venture is a cable television channel start-up.
COMMUNICATING AT BOTTEGA: Marisa Gallagher has joined Bottega Veneta as director of communications for the U.S. market. She replaces Nicole Felsen, who had been with the company for five months. Most recently, Gallagher worked in public relations at Prada USA Corp. She will oversee Bottega’s U.S. fashion press relations and advertising for the women’s, men’s and home divisions. She will report to Lisa Pomerantz, Bottega Veneta’s worldwide communications director.
TIFFANY AT LA CANTERA: Tiffany & Co. is the latest high-end retailer to announce that it’s opening a store in San Antonio’s The Shops at La Cantera. The 1.3 million-square-foot open-air center is set to be completed in September and also will house Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom. The Tiffany boutique will span 6,000 square feet and will feature a limestone entry arch to complement the mall’s Southwest-style architecture. Among the offerings will be the brand’s engagement rings, fashion jewelry and watches, accessories, china and crystal gifts.
My character, Dinah Madani, is just the coolest, [most] badass woman imaginable," says @amberroserevah. The actress stars in @marvel's newest series on @netflix, @thepunisher. To prepare for her role, Revah sat down with Homeland agents to get a real sense of with Dinah's day-to-day life is really like. Read our full interview on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
A scene from the 91st annual @macys Thanksgiving Day Parade. The parade, which boasts 50 million TV viewers and 3.5 million on-site spectators, is considered one of the largest and most watched parades in the world. (📷: Jason Szenes/EPA-REX)
The circus came to @bloomingdales 59th Street on Tuesday night and lit up Lexington Avenue with acrobatic dancers, death-defying knife throwing, sword swallowing and aerial acts with no net. The 45 minutes of theatrics built up to unveiling the holiday windows depicting @swarovski crystal-encrusted circus pieces and scenes from “The Greatest Showman” – songs from the soundtrack included. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: Joshua Scott)
The psychedelic fashion that pervaded the ’60s is back with an exhibit at the @museumofcityny. “Mode New York: Fashion Takes a Trip” chronicles the changing styles from 1960 through 1973 and features designers such as @ysl, @oscardelarenta and more. The exhibition, which is on display through April 1, is organized into four periods: First Lady Fasion, Youthquake, New Bohemia and New Nonchalance. Pictured here is model Pat Bardonella during the Garvey Day Parade in 1968. (📷: @kwamebphoto) #wwdeye #wwdfashion
“People should be a lot more honest in expressing both the dark and light of themselves. We need to give each other the space to do that because it’s the only way we can grow and evolve,” says @noelwells of her new film “Mr. Roosevelt,” which is largely based on her own struggles. Unexpectedly leaving @nbcsnl in 2014 after just one season, Wells felt set back in her self-esteem and career trajectory. She quickly refocused her energy to more personal projects, which led to the completion of “Mr. Roosevelt.” Read the rest of WWD’s interview with the “Master of None” actress on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
@barbrastreisand is giving fans a chance to see her perform up close in a new concert series, which makes its debut on @Netflix today. From behind-the-scenes takes to her concert performance in Miami last December, the two-hour streaming special captures Streisand in her element. Pictured here is the singer/actress photographed for WWD in 1963. (📷: Palmieri Tony) #wwdeye #wwdarchive
@chanel and @pharrell dropped what’s being dubbed as the world’s most exclusive sneakers yesterday. The Adidas Originals NMD Hu, which Williams designed in collaboration with Chanel and @adidasoriginals, has a waiting list of over 120K people who pre-registered online at chanelatcolette.fr –– and only 500 pairs are on sale. The singer predicted the resale value of the shoes could reach $40K. Read the full interview on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdfashion (📷: Dominique Maître)
@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)