L’OREAL TAPS NAVELLOU FOR BIOTHERM: L’Oréal has named Hervé Navellou, a 16-year veteran of the beauty giant, as managing director of its Biotherm International unit. Navellou, 40, succeeds Marc Dubrule, who last April was named...
L’OREAL TAPS NAVELLOU FOR BIOTHERM: L’Oréal has named Hervé Navellou, a 16-year veteran of the beauty giant, as managing director of its Biotherm International unit. Navellou, 40, succeeds Marc Dubrule, who last April was named managing director of Lancôme International, as reported. Most recently, Navellou was managing director of mass-market products for Latin America, but he has held a number of marketing and operational posts at L’Oréal in Paris and Germany. In between, he spent four years at Garnier in Belgium. Navellou joins Biotherm at a time of swift growth for the skin care brand, which bases its products on thermal spring water. Biotherm posted sales of $263.5 million in 2001, up 11 percent over the previous year. It is expanding further into Asia this year, and introducing Skin Loving Colors, a color cosmetics line, as reported.
OFF TARGET: Target Corp. is removing from its shelves shorts and baseball caps carrying allegedly neo-Nazi hate symbols, according to a statement issued by Target to Tolerance.org, a Web site managed by the Southern Poverty Law Center. The merchandise bears the insignia "88," used by neo-Nazi groups as code for "Heil Hitler" since "H" is the eighth letter of the alphabet. The Web site said Target also indicated it would educate its advertising staff and buyers to help them recognize imagery that could be deemed as racist or offensive. "Target is a family-oriented store and company and it is not our intent to carry any merchandise that promotes hate," the statement read, in part.
LIFE IN CYBERSPACE: Despite declining consumer confidence, the country’s online population, through Aug. 18, spent $44.3 billion on the Internet, $24.9 billion of it on expenditures excluding travel services, marking respective increases of 40 percent and 28 percent versus a year ago, according to Internet measurement service comScore. Similarly, comScore is estimating fourth-quarter sales to cybershoppers, excluding travel, will advance 27 percent, tallying $13.8 billion. Internet sales of apparel and accessories combined constituted e-tail’s third-biggest category volume, excluding travel, through Aug. 18, with revenue amounting to $3.2 billion, up 3 percent over the prior-year period. For the week ended Aug. 18, apparel and accessories cybersales totaled $103 million, a 21 percent increase from the $85 million’s worth consumers purchased a year earlier.
“I’ve struggled my whole life to find a bathing suit that fits me that doesn’t look like a maternity bra. I’m proud of the line because it’s an accurate representation of me rather than me putting on someone else’s clothes,” says @atlantabean of her swimwear collaboration with @piaarrobio, LPA X ATL. The two decided on a swimwear collab and increased the industry standard size for the pieces. Read more about the line — and our interview with de Cadenet Taylor and Arrobio — on WWD.com #wwdfashion
Exclusive: Cate Blanchett has been named the first global beauty ambassador for @armanibeauty. Blanchett has been the face of the brand’s Sì fragrance franchise since 2013, and is now representing all of the label’s beauty categories including makeup and skin care. #wwdbeauty (📷: @zefashioninsider)
“From concept to creation, my goal was to create beautiful pieces, with a variety of sizes, all at affordable prices,” said @joansmalls of the swimwear and intimate apparel she designed for @smartandsexysocial. The collection includes neon laced bras, sheer bodysuits and swimwear separates. The intimates collection will launch in July, while the swimwear collection will be available for purchase on Tuesday at select @walmart stores, walmart.com and smartandsexy.com. #wwdfashion