POLO PROMOTION: Polo Ralph Lauren has named Garine Zerounian senior director, international public relations, effective Jan.1. Zerounian joined the company in December 2004 as director of women's public relations and was promoted to senior director of women's public relations. In the new post, Zerounian will oversee communications for Ralph Lauren's apparel bands in Latin America, Asia and Australia, working with Polo's global marketing and fashion teams on events and celebrity dressing. She reports to Wendy Smith, senior vice president of corporate communications.
FORTUNOFF NAMES GERAGHTY: Fortunoff, the 84-year-old Uniondale, N.Y., jewelry retailer, has appointed Michael Geraghty chief financial and administrative officer. Geraghty most recently was chairman of Filene's/Kaufman's prior to the Federated acquisition of May Department Stores Co. in 2005. He replaces Len Tabs, who has retired. In September, Fortunoff unveiled plans to open as many as five more doors on the East Coast by 2008 and launched an ad campaign featuring model Petra Nemcova. In November 2004, Fortunoff agreed to a recapitalization transaction with two equity firms, Trimaran Capital Partners and Kier Group. Fortunoff's has annual sales of about $500 million.
@juicebeauty, where @gwynethpaltrow holds the title of creative director of makeup, has become one of the foremost labels in the organic beauty category –– with sales on track to hit $100 million this year. What’s behind the rapid growth the brand is experiencing right now? It all started in 2005 when the wellness movement was just getting started. Read more on WWD.com. #wwdbeauty
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"I want to tell a story that inspires people to feel good about themselves, but also I'm making a commentary about the lack of female stories and female directors and saying this should change," said @imheathergraham on her latest project "Half Magic." The comedy feature, which the actress wrote and directed, is based on her own struggles as a woman in show business. Read @andrewnodell's full interview with Graham on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @jgreenery)
@meltcosmetics cofounders @lora_arellano and @danabomar built their brand on a single idea: a true matte lipstick. To set the brand apart, they said they always put their customers first –– including a personalized note in each package. #wwdsummits #wwdbeauty
@moncler unveiled its latest project, #MonclerGenius, yesterday at Milan Fashion Week. The Italian outwear maker gave show-goers a preview of the monthly collections – which were created by eight designers and creative talents including Pierpaolo Piccioli, Simone Rocha, Craig Green and more – that will start rolling out in the summer.