Intimate Notes: Axelrod Elected … Karkus Gets Hugged
AXELROD ELECTED: Maidenform Inc. has elected Norman Axelrod to its board of directors, said Tom Ward, chairman and chief executive officer. He joins the principal members of the board, which includes Ward, David Kaplan, senior partner of Ares...
AXELROD ELECTED: Maidenform Inc. has elected Norman Axelrod to its board of directors, said Tom Ward, chairman and chief executive officer. He joins the principal members of the board, which includes Ward, David Kaplan, senior partner of Ares Capital Management LLC, a majority shareholder of Maidenform, and Scott Graves, senior vice president of Oaktree Capital Investments.
Axelrod is ceo and chairman of the board of directors of Linens ’n’ Things, a $2.5 billion home furnishings specialty retailer with more than 450 units in the U.S. and Canada. He also serves on the board of several public companies, including Reebok and Jaclyn Inc.
KARKUS GETS HUGGED: Suzanne Karkus, president of Izod Womenswear, a division of Kellwood Co., has been chosen to receive the 2004 HUG Award. HUG is an acronym for Help Us Give. The annual award benefits the Rusk Institute, which provides services that treat the physical and emotional needs of critically ill and physically challenged children. Karkus will be honored at the HUG cocktail and dinner gala Nov. 9 at the Grand Hyatt New York hotel.
In honor of Rihanna’s 30th birthday, we took a look back at an interview with the Barbados-native when she was just 18 years old. Here, she talked about her second album, “A Girl Like Me” in 2006. “I want to be me. I want people to fall in love with who Rihanna is, and that’s why I want the album to be about me so people can really find out who this girl Rihanna is, because they only know the ‘Pon de Replay’ girl.” Fast forward 12 years, and she’s released six more albums and has become a powerhouse in both the fashion and music industries. Happy birthday, @badgalriri 🎈(📷: Pavel Antonov) #wwdarchive
For @simonerocha_‘s fall show, hairstylist @jamespecis created a look inspired by the painter John Constable. Models’ hair was pulled back, tied into knots and topped off with a bow. (📷: @kukukuba) #wwdbeauty #lfw
Queen Elizabeth made a surprise appearance at @richardquinn1's London Fashion Week show to present the designer with the inaugural Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design. The new award will be handed out annually to an emerging British fashion designer who shows exceptional talent, while demonstrating value to the community and sustainable policies. #wwdfashion #lfw (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)