BEIERSDORF APPOINTMENT: Beiersdorf Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Beiersdorf AG, has appointed William Graham vice president of sales, a new position. Graham will oversee the sales organization for Beiersdorf North America, and is charged with working with existing customers and identifying new avenues for sales growth. Graham was previously vice president of customer development at Novartis Consumer Healthcare's over-the-counter business unit. His sales career began at Unilever, where he held progressive assignments in field sales, category management, customer marketing, sales training, regional sales and broker management.
VISION CHANGE: One Vision Management Group has named Sarah Lally global beauty education and conference program director for Global Beauty, and Clayton Chambers sales executive for Global Beauty. As program director, Lally will develop content for Global Beauty and will also oversee the logistics of scheduling and managing the conference on-site. Chambers will be responsible for sales and sponsorship opportunities. This year's Global Beauty Exhibition & Conference will be held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center from Oct. 6 to 8.
SOFTSHEEN GOES SKATING: SoftSheen-Carson sponsored the Figure Skating in Harlem annual gala on Monday at Central Park's Wollman Rink. Candace Matthews, president of SoftSheen-Carson, was one of three co-chairs, along with Liz Cho of WABC-TV and Tamara Tunie of "Law & Order." More than 650 people attended the event, which raised over $250,000 to build an indoor skating facility in Harlem. Singer Kelly Rowland, spokeswoman for SoftSheen-Carson's Dark & Lovely line, was also in attendance and received an ice skating lesson from the program's participants. Other notables on hand were Donald Trump, Carson Kressley and Richie Rich from fashion brand Heatherette. Attending from the figure skating world were Sasha Cohen, Shizuka Arakawa, Emily Hughes, Johnny Weir, Oksana Baiul, Timothy Goebel, Evan Lysacek, Dorothy Hamill and Tanith Belbin.
MELVILLE ROCKEFELLER MOVE: This June, the Patrick Melville Salon will move to the Sports Club/LA in Rockefeller Center, replacing the Warren-Tricomi salon. Rick Wellman will be color director of the salon, which will feature rotating art exhibitions.LIFTING UP SPIRITS: Lift Me Up Cards is hoping to lift the spirits of plastic surgery patients. Founded and created by Camie Dunbar and Matthew Santamarina, the greeting card line offers messages for people to send to congratulate friends and family members on their cosmetic procedures. The line is comprised of themed cards, featuring face-lift, liposuction, vein care, Botox, breast augmentation and rhinoplasty. Retailing at $2.95 each, the greeting cards are sold online at liftmeupcards.com.
“I see things on the hanger and I’m, like, ‘I never knew that color worked on me.’ It’s things you necessarily wouldn’t choose to wear, but once you put them on, you see why Janie is who Janie is." — Lily Collins on working with former "Mad Men" costume designer, Janie Bryant on creating looks for her role as Celia Brady's in Amazon series, "The Last Tycoon." 📸@jilliansollazzo #wwdeye
EXCLUSIVE: Sarah Rutson has been tapped to Build New American Fashion Group. The parent of Joie, Equipment and Current/Elliott hired the merchant to rev up its brands and expand its portfolio into designer, beauty and lifestyle categories. Read more on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdfashion
Michael Kors' $1.3B Jimmy Choo deal has the company squaring off with Coach Inc. as both seek to build American powerhouses. Coach bought Stuart Weitzman in 2015 and Kate Spade just two weeks ago, but Michael Kors' acquisition may be putting pressure on its rival in the new push for scale. #wwdnews (📷: George Chinsee)
Meet actress Lucy Boynton, who plays opposite Naomi Watts in the recently released Netflix series "Gypsy." Boynton stopped by WWD to talk about her upcoming projects and her nomadic lifestyle. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)