ADVANTAGE AGASSI: “Does it smell that good?” Andre Agassi replied when asked at a press launch of Aramis Life on Wednesday night whether it was true that actual drops of his sweat went into the scent’s juice. Agassi, who...
ADVANTAGE AGASSI: “Does it smell that good?” Andre Agassi replied when asked at a press launch of Aramis Life on Wednesday night whether it was true that actual drops of his sweat went into the scent’s juice. Agassi, who appeared before a throng of international media at Christie’s, wasn’t the only heavy hitter at the event. The Estée Lauder Cos. executives Leonard and Evelyn Lauder, Fred Langhammer, William Lauder, Patrick Bousquet-Chavanne and John Karp, president of the Lauder-owned men’s brand, also played a part. “We believe we’ve incorporated his magnetism into this fragrance,” said Karp. “We think this is going to be the biggest winner [in a season] of many fall launches.”
HIGHLEY JOINS CHANEL: Alisa Highley has joined Chanel as director, new product development, for the brand’s color business. In this position, Highley will be responsible for directing the development of new makeup and color products and will work closely with Chanel’s global team in creating new product areas of opportunity, said Annette Falso, vice president, new product marketing and training, to whom Highley will report.
TWO TO COSMOPOLITAN: Two new executives were appointed to Cosmopolitan Cosmetics on Wednesday. Linda Levy was named senior vice president of International Operational Marketing and will be based in New York. She will report to Werner Hofmann, senior vice president of Wella AG. Additionally, Kally Hudson was promoted to the position of general manager for cosmetics and treatment in the U.S. She will report to Don Loftus, president and chief executive officer of Cosmopolitan Cosmetics Inc.
GIVAUDAN NOMINATION: Givaudan, the Swiss flavors and fragrances firm, announced Thursday that Michael Carlos will take on the role of president of its fragrance division beginning Jan. 1. He will replace Errol Stafford who is to retire at the end of this year. Carlos most recently acted as global head of Givaudan’s consumer products unit.
JAGGER AT BLOOMIE’S: Lancôme spokesmodel Lizzy Jagger, daughter of Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall, has just wrapped up a cross-country tour promoting Lancôme’s New Juicy Rouge LipColour. Jagger’s personal appearances included Bloomingdale’s doors in New York City and Los Angeles, and Nordstrom in San Francisco. “This was the first time I have done a personal appearance tour and I loved meeting the young girls and women who came to the department stores,” Jagger said. “The excitement and enthusiasm from both the customers and the stores were amazing!” According to industry sources, Jagger’s tour helped generate sales of $40,000 across the the four stores.ALMOST FAMOUS: Authors Karen Robinovitz and Melissa de la Cruz — who penned the just-released “How To Become Famous in Two Weeks or Less” (Ballantine, 2003) — proved at their recent book-launch party that they have, well, a generous attitude when it comes to sharing their 15 minutes of fame. After makeup artists from MAC Cosmetics, which sponsored the bash at the Paramount Hotel, finished making up Robinovitz and de la Cruz before the party, the duo shared the wealth with their guests. Cosmetics stations were scattered throughout the party space, allowing attendees to get their own star-style makeovers. But generosity only goes so far: There was no sharing of the $4 million worth of Harry Winston diamonds the girls were sporting at the event.
BEAUTY FAIR: Fashion Fair Cosmetics marked the opening of a new, more prominent counter at Macy’s Herald Square with customer consultations, special offers and an appearance by Ebony magazine columnist Michael Baisden during a special event on Wednesday. The cosmetics brand and the magazine are both owned by Johnson Publishing Co. Previously, the Fashion Fair counter was located along the 35th Street aisle of the main cosmetics floor, but several weeks ago, it was moved to a larger space along the back wall, adjacent to the Tony & Tina, Christian Dior, Clarins and Origins brands. Customers who purchased $50 worth of Fashion Fair cosmetics at the event received a copy of Baisden’s newest book, “God’s Gift to Women.”
RONCAL TEAMS WITH SEPHORA: Makeup artist Mally Roncal has joined Sephora USA as the chain’s national media spokesperson. Her duties will include developing looks for each season, as well as for catalog covers and advertising campaigns.
ON-THE-GO BEAUTY: Mary Kay Inc. will introduce new Velocity End2End Fragrance and Lip Gloss, $20, and Velocity Shadow Box Eye Compact, $18, for quick makeup touch-ups. In a convenient double-ended tube, Velocity End2End combines a Velocity fragrance roller ball with one of two new scented lip glosses. The Shadow Box Eye Compact holds two combinations of eight new shadow shades with an accompanying brush. It will be available in September through Mary Kay beauty consultants.GOOD GLAZE: Stila will introduce a lip glaze compact called Positively Pink in September. The compact retails for $38 and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
“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
"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