In Brief: Levi Debt Buyback … CLO’s New Role … Retail Forward Takes Five …
LEVI DEBT BUYBACK: Levi Strauss & Co. on Monday opened a cash offer to buy back its roughly $207 million in outstanding 6.8 percent senior notes due this year. The offer for the notes, which are due Nov. 1, runs through May 7. The San Francisco-based...
LEVI DEBT BUYBACK: Levi Strauss & Co. on Monday opened a cash offer to buy back its roughly $207 million in outstanding 6.8 percent senior notes due this year. The offer for the notes, which are due Nov. 1, runs through May 7. The San Francisco-based company is offering $1,024.24 for each $1,000 worth of notes tendered, plus unpaid interest. Credit Suisse First Boston is managing the offer.
CLO’S NEW ROLE: Jimmy Choo has decided to take its U.S. public relations activities in-house and has named Clo Jacobs as public relations director, U.S.Previously, those activities were handled by p.r. firm Harrison & Shriftman. Before joining Choo, Jacobs spent seven years with Gucci in London and handled p.r. for accessories and sponsorship events.She reports to Tamara Mellon, company founder and president, and Tara Ffrench Mullen, international public relations director, both of whom are based in London.
RETAIL FORWARD TAKES FIVE: Five veteran retail consultants have joined Columbus, Ohio-based Retail Forward as senior vice presidents: Thomas Murnane, Diane Hamilton, Peter Weil, Jill Fleming and Nancy Lee. Most recently, Murnane was global director of marketing and brand management for PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting; he retired as a PwC partner last year. Prior to joining Retail Forward, Hamilton was a managing director in the PwC retail strategy practice; Weil was a director inPwC’s retail strategy practice; Fleming was a partner in management consultant Net Results, and Lee was vice president, corporate strategy, at Gap Inc.
The annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic in Pacific Palisades this weekend drew Kate Hudson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Laura Dern and more. See pictures of the star-studded event on WWD.com. (📷: @chelsealaurenla) #wwdeye
In his new book “Hollywood Royale,” Andy Warhol’s Protégé Matthew Rolston celebrates the Eighties revival of Hollywood glamour. Featuring more than 100 portraits taken by Rolston from 1977 to 1993, the book contains photos of icons like Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, and @drewbarrymore, pictured here in 1991. “Hollywood Royale,” out today, will be accompanied by an exhibition opening at Los Angeles’ Fahey/Klein Gallery on March 1. #wwdeye
"Nowadays when life is not so happy with everything going on in the world, I think people come to me for a little bit of whimsy and color and fun." - Designer Rebecca De Ravenel on her cult-favorite jewelry line. (📸 : @vsteves) #wwd40
“Everyone is talking about how the retail industry is struggling, but I think it’s an incredible time because brands who are doing something different and innovative are setting themselves up for the future,” said @adamgoldston, who founded the luxury athletic brand @apl with his brother @ryangoldsten. The Goldston’s are part of WWD’s 40 under 40: a group of industry notables. See the rest of the list on WWD.com. (📷: @vsteves) #wwd40
@eyeswoon blogger Athena Calderone debuted her first-ever cookbook, “Cook Beautiful,” which is heavily centered on the presentation and visual expression of food. Pictured here are her miso glazed carrots from the book. Get the recipe on WWD.com. (📷: @johnny_miller_) #wwdeye
“It’s passion that helps get anybody to a certain point and it’s what’s propelled me,” said Kith founder @ronniefieg, one of WWD’s 40 under 40: a group of industry notables who are changing the face of retail, fashion and beauty. Fieg, who opened a Manhattan flagship on October 7, began his career at age 13 as a stock boy and salesman for footwear chain David Z. “I think staying true to [my] beliefs, hard work and passion have gotten me to where [Kith] is today.” See the rest of the 40 at WWD.com. (📷: @vsteves) #wwd40
25-year-old @samweaving is about to break out this fall, starring in Netflix’s horror film “The Babysitter,” fittingly out today on Friday the 13th. That’s not the only place you’ll be seeing her, though — Weaving’s got a role Showtime’s “SMILF” and another alongside Frances McDormand and Woody Harrelson in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” Though she’s got a full plate at the moment, there’s one role she’s got her eye on: Marilyn Monroe. “I’m a little too young at the moment, but it’s on my bucket list,” the actress told WWD (📷: @dandoperalski) #wwdeye
BFF's Poppy Jamie and Suki Waterhouse celebrated the launch of their bag line Pop x Suki at Nordstrom last night. "The line is really about our friendship, and how we are so different but complement each other," said Waterhouse. 👯 (📷: Katie Jones) #wwdeye
After designing the new @louisvuitton and @bulgariofficial flagships and a @chanelofficial boutique opening in Japan, @petermarinoarchitect has another project on his plate: The Lobster Club. Located in the Seagram Building, it’s the famed architect’s first restaurant project in New York, serving up modern Japanese brasserie-style cuisine. Bronze hues, bespoke material detailing, blush and chartreuse tones and a heavy emphasis on Picasso can be seen throughout. Mark your calendars for Nov. 1 for the much-anticipated opening. (📷: @clint_spaulding) #wwdeye