BOYCE TO U.S.?: Reports are circulating in the market that Kevin Boyce, president and chief executive officer of Unilever Canada, will be moving to the U.S. to assume the role vacated by Paulanne Mancuso, the former president and chief executive of...
BOYCE TO U.S.?: Reports are circulating in the market that Kevin Boyce, president and chief executive officer of Unilever Canada, will be moving to the U.S. to assume the role vacated by Paulanne Mancuso, the former president and chief executive of Unilever Cosmetics International. Mancuso exited the position earlier this month and until a successor is named, Charles Strauss, business group president, is overseeing UCI business. A Unilever spokesperson declined to comment, saying the company doesn’t comment on rumors.
NEW AT CHANEL: Catherine Kratchman has joined Chanel as director of treatment marketing. In this position, she will help to build Chanel’s Precision treatment business. Most recently, she was marketing director at Origins. She will report to Elizabeth Mankin, vice president of beauté marketing for Chanel.
VODIANOVA IS "WORTH IT": L’Oréal signed international model Natalia Vodianova as spokesperson for the company and its brands in an exclusive worldwide contract. Her beauty and personality make her the perfect embodiment of L’Oréal’s famous phrase, “Because I’m worth it,” said Carol J. Hamilton, president of the L’Oréal Paris Brand Division of L’Oréal USA Inc. Vodianova’s first advertisement for L’Oréal Colour Juice Lipcolor debuts in July.
BUMBLE BOUNDS: Bumble and bumble is proceeding with a plan to consolidate and move its corporate offices — as well as open its second Manhattan salon — in the Meatpacking District later this year. The Estée Lauder Cos. subsidiary has signed a 15-year lease for an additional 10,500 square feet of space at 415 West 13th Street, which is in addition to 44,500 square feet of space in the same building the company signed for last year. Currently, the company has corporate offices at 146 East 56th St. and 551 Madison Ave. In other Bumble news, the company will throw a private book-signing party for local stylists in Cincinnati on Monday that Vidal Sassoon is expected to attend. Plans call for Sassoon to sign copies of “Hair Heroes,” a book by Bumble’s founder, Michael Gordon, featuring 12 directional stylists, including Sassoon.
DR. LAUDER: Evelyn Lauder, senior corporate vice president of The Estée Lauder Cos., received the Laboratory Institute of Merchandising’s Doctor of Humane Letters, an honorary degree, during the school’s 64th commencement exercises at the Puck Building on Wednesday. The institute also honored Stefani Greenfield, co-owner and founder of New York-based Scoop stores, with its Distinguished Achievement Award, and Mark Simonetti, vice president of merchandising for private label at Perry Ellis, with its Alumnae Award.HARD CANDY ROCKS: Urban Decay and Hard Candy are providing the hippest celebrities and VIPs with rock ’n’ roll makeovers, manicures and pedicures at the MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles on May 29th and 30th. Behind the scenes at the “Cabana Beauty Buffet,” celebrities like Reese Witherspoon and Angelina Jolie will be treated to complimentary spa services and luxury gifts.
FROM BEAUTY TO BEVERAGES: Jami Morse Heidegger and husband Klaus, who sold Kiehl’s Since 1851 to L’Oréal three years ago, have gotten into the beverage industry. The couple announced that they have purchased 30 percent of BioEssentials, a functional beverage company, which has just launched a new drink called Motion Potion.
“What he has done at Vuitton is really exceptional,” said @gameofthrones’ actress Gwendoline Christie on @mrkimjones’ final show for @louisvuitton. “He has rebooted luxury in terms of making it commercial, viable and contemporary. And most importantly artistic. He has never compromised his artistic vision for the sake of commodity.” (📷: @zefashioninsider)
After seeing a demand for men’s wear from its customers, British contemporary women’s wear label @ariesarise has added a men’s wear component and will launch a unisex collection with @mrporterlive. The 20-piece collection includes jackets, denim, logo T-shirts and more with deconstructed ‘90s vibes. Set to launch on January 18, you can shop the pieces on Aries’ website and on mrporter.com. #wwdfashion
“And so spending so much time with a character who thinks like that, inevitability you try and analyze yourself and go back and think about your own demons and dark chapters that you had in your life,” says @thedanielbruhl of his role in TNT’s “The Alienist.” The show, set in the Gilded Age of New York, also stars Dakota Fanning and Luke Evans. Head to WWD.com to read about how 39-year-old Brühl prepared for the role and why he thinks the show is so relevant to today #wwdeye ( 📷: @Eriktanner)
Now that Celine Dion’s collection has topped $10 million in sales, the pop superstar, fashion icon and newly-minted industry player is eyeing growth in Asia. Read the full report by @tiffanyap, link in bio. #wwdnews #celinedion
“My personal philosophy to beauty is paying attention to oneself. I love to be outdoors, lots of fresh air, trying to take care of yourself as best you can. I always notice that comes through,” says Felicity Jones, the global face of @shiseido-owned @cledepeaubeauteus, which launches today. Head to WWD.com to read more about the actress’ love for beauty and how she prepared for her new role in “The Basis of Sex,” playing the young Ruth Bader Ginsburg. #wwdbeauty (📷: @dandoperalski)
Among the familiar faces at @off____white’s show was a surprise figure: Japanese artist @takashipom, pictured here on Wednesday morning. Other show-goers included @jerrylorenzo, who spoke about his upcoming project: a @nike collaboration for back to school, with designs inspired by his childhood on the West Coast. Sitting in the front row were Future, Don Crawley, @miguel and more. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: Stephane Feugere)
According to @laurentsai, former “Terrace House: Aloha State” cast member, she didn’t know she was auditioning for the Japanese version of “Real World.” “I was telling a couple of my friends and someone’s like, ‘That sounds a lot like Terrace House.’ I was like, ’No it can’t be.’” Turns out, it was. But Tsai isn’t just a reality star — she’s an illustrator who has worked with Starbucks Japan and most recently, she’s dipping her toes into the fashion world. Head to WWD.com to read about her time on the show, modeling and her art. #wwdeye (📷: @danieldorsa)
More changes are coming to New York Fashion Week: Beginning with the spring 2019 collection, @alexanderwangny will move his New York show to June from September, adopting a biannual schedule with collections shown in June and December. Additionally, the @cfda is planning for an official summer/winter fashion season taking place as soon as June and December 2018. Read more about the upcoming changes on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @slovekinpics)