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.HERE COMES THE SUN: This May, Tess plans to introduce A Day in the Sun Sports Kit, an assortment designed to protect teens from the sun's UV rays, while keeping skin refreshed and blemish-free. The three products in the collection, which will bow in select Sephora stores, include Sun in Your Face, an orange-mint, oil-free sunscreen with SPF 30; Sun Kissed, a lip balm with SPF 15, and Wipe Out, orange-mint, blemish-reducing facial wipes. The kit will retail for $28, but all three items will be sold individually, the sunscreen for $20, the facial wipes for $18 and the lip balm for $16. The Tess brand, which was launched in 28 Sephora stores last fall, has increased its distribution to 37 doors in the chain. Starting in July, the company will enter 11 Ulta doors in the Chicago area. The company is also in talks to enter Selfridges next year.
SUMMER SUN: Napoleon Perdis is going bronze this summer as the company introduces its first line of self-tanning products. Being launched this month in Napoleon Perdis stores and select Saks Fifth Avenue stores, Summer Sun will include eight body care products designed to build and enhance tans. Retailing from $28 to $37, items in the collection will include Summer Lovers Self Tanning Mousse, After Sun Body Oil, Smooth Over Body Scrub, Whipped Dream Tan Enhancer, Self Tanning Spray and Bronzing Moisturizing Mousse. Body Pack, a body wash and lotion, will also be available in both French lemon and fig and pomegranate scents.WEBBY NOMINEES: Hailed as the "Oscars of the Internet," the 11th annual Webby Awards announced the nominees for Best Beauty and Cosmetics Site of the Year. They are Philips Norelco Bodygroom, Lynx, Clickmore, Axe Gamekillers and Axe Lab. Last year's winner for Best Beauty and Cosmetics Site was Redken Haircolor. The Webby People's Voice Awards also kicked off this week, allowing people around the world to vote for their favorite Web sites in more than 100 Webby categories. Through April 27, fans can cast their ballots online. Winners of the 11th Annual Webby Awards and Webby People's Voice Awards will be announced on May 1.HONORING MARKHAM: Jim Markham, PureOlogy's founder and chief executive officer, was one of five Orange County California business owners honored last month for his entrepreneurial spirit and success at the Sixth Annual Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards luncheon, hosted by the Orange County Business Journal.DELILAH ENDORSEMENT: National radio host Delilah is set to become the spokeswoman for Charles Worthington London starting at the end of this month. With her Premiere Radio Networks syndicated show airing on about 250 radio stations every evening, Delilah will represent the brand's Results, Big Hair and Dream Hair hair care collections. "She reaches an audience that's not served by the typical celebrity endorsement," said Stuart Straus, chief executive officer of Beautology LLC, a Chicago holding company for the Worthington business. "Reaching 7.7 million women a week, Delilah has power and trust with her listeners." As part of the brand's restaging, which includes the Results and Big Hair lines, the company has doubled its distribution from 8,000 to 16,000 doors. Also beginning this month, select items from the Results and Big Hair lines will be available in 300 Target stores.
As one of the most recognizable models in the world, Christy Turlington Burns has an insider’s view of the fashion industry and the allegations of sexual harassment swirling around it. “I can say that harassment and mistreatment have always been widely known and tolerated in the industry. The industry is surrounded by predators who thrive on the constant rejection and loneliness so many of us have experiences at some point in our careers,” Turlington told WWD, along with her suggestions for how the modeling world should protect younger women and men. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: Tony Palmieri) #wwdnews
@asics America has tapped a new brand ambassador: famed DJ/record producer @steveaoki. This initiative is intended to set the tone for the new brand identity and philosophy and will include partnerships with influencers and in-store and off-line activations that will continue into next year. This is Asics’ most significant marketing effort in two decades, and is expected to attract younger consumers to the brand. #wwdfashion
24-year-old Jean Prounis is redefining the rules of jewelry. Formerly a studio assistant to Jemima Kirke and a design apprentice at Ghuran, she focuses on handcrafted subtleties and ancient goldsmithing techniques. “There was a really sterile feel in the environment and I wanted to have jewelry with character that shapes how you wear it everyday,” Prounis said. Each piece is hand made in New York, either by Prounis or three other jewelers in the district. #wwdfashion
“These collections continue to build on that vision, empowering differently abled adults to express themselves through fashion,” said @tommyhilfiger of his line of adaptive apparel, which launches today. The line consists of 37 men’s and 34 women’s styles based upon the pieces from the spring Tommy Hilfiger sportswear collection. #wwdnews
“Stranger Things” is getting a new cast member for season 2. Meet @sadiesink_, the 15-year-old who will be joining the Netflix series for its new season. You may recognize her from “The Glass Castle” with Brie Larson and Woody Harrelson, but the Texas native’s next role goes in an entirely different direction. She describes her character, Max, as “a rough and tumble skater girl [who] becomes friends with the boys at school.” The second season debuts on October 27. (📷: @jgreenery) #wwdeye
Amid the Harvey Weinstein controversy, there’s another sector that’s being put under the spotlight for sexual abuse: the modeling industry. While rumors about abuse and sexual harassment of female and male models — and the photographers, agents and others who perpetrated it — have circulated within the fashion world for years, model @cameronrussell started posting stories from models on Instagram last week about abusive situations they’ve encountered — from sexual harassment and molestation to attempted rape. Over 75 have weighed in so far. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdnews
To celebrate its 16th anniversary, @dylanscandybar tapped designers and celebrities to create mosaics out of candy. The mosaics will be auctioned off to support the philanthropic cause of each participant’s choice. Pictured here is the mural created by @aliceandolivia's Stacey Bendet. For a first look at some of the other artwork being unveiled tonight, go to WWD.com. #wwdeye
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