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.
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)