REVLON RANKS: Debra Leipman-Yale, executive vice president and global general manager for the Revlon brand, was promoted to executive vice president and chief marketing officer, with oversight of the total Revlon portfolio, including Almay and Ultima...
REVLON RANKS: Debra Leipman-Yale, executive vice president and global general manager for the Revlon brand, was promoted to executive vice president and chief marketing officer, with oversight of the total Revlon portfolio, including Almay and Ultima II. It is a new position. Rochelle Udell, formerly executive vice president of creative development and designer, has been promoted to executive vice president and chief creative officer. Leipman-Yale and Udell report to Jack Stahl, president and chief executive officer, Revlon Inc.
MCKAY JOINS ARAMIS: Nancy McKay has been named vice president and national sales manager, Aramis and Designer Fragrances for North America. McKay will oversee field activity for all Aramis and Designer Fragrance brand launches, as well as ongoing support for existing business. She will report to Carol Russo, vice president of sales and marketing for North America.
VERA’S ROAD TRIP: No one can say that designer Vera Wang doesn’t go the extra mile — or miles — to promote her fragrance. In the week before Mother’s Day, Wang made stops at Macy’s Union Square in San Francisco, racking up sales of $15,500; Nordstrom South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, Calif., to the tune of $18,500, and Marshall Field’s flagship in Chicago, with sales totaling $24,000. The San Francisco and Costa Mesa stops reportedly broke the respective doors’ one-day fragrance personal appearance sales records; the store record in Chicago — $31,800 —?was set by Wang in 2002.
WHAT A DOLL: Anna Sui was at Bloomingdale’s on May 17 to sign autographs and speak to customers about her latest scent, Dolly Girl. “We are really excited by the numbers, particularly post-Mother’s Day,” said Michelle Israel, fragrance buyer for Bloomingdale’s, adding that “Anna Sui was one of the stronger personal appearances of the spring?season.” Industry sources estimate that Dolly Girl garnered sales of about $10,000 for the day.
DEL OUTLOOK: Dan K. Wassong, chairman and chief executive officer of Del Laboratories, speaking at the company’s annual meeting this week, said he expects its positive momentum to continue through 2003.
Wassong noted that Del Labs “had its most successful year ever” in 2002. For the first quarter of 2003, Del reported a net sales gain of 17 percent to $93.3 million.HIP, HIP, SURRATT: Troy Surratt will be signed as the official Beauty.com Inc. makeup artist and spokesperson. Surratt began his relationship with Beauty.com as assistant to the late Kevyn Aucoin and will now fill the master artist’s shoes by providing expert beauty and makeup advice to online customers, as well as providing his services for Beauty.com-sponsored events such as runway shows, story tips and launch events.
NOSE NEWS: The American Society of Perfumers honored Evelyn Lauder, senior corporate vice president of The Estée Lauder Cos., during its 49th annual symposium, called “The Art of Creativity,” on Monday. Lauder received the Society’s Legends Award, which is given to a non-perfumer who demonstrates creativity in the fragrance arena and develops and markets fragrance. Additionally, Annie Buzantian, master perfumer at Firmenich, received the Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and Dr. Baja Mookherjee was posthumously recognized for more than three decades of contributions toward advancing the fragrance supply industry at International Flavors and Fragrances.
DREAM DATE: Estée Lauder spokesmodel Carolyn Murphy accompanied United States Naval Academy Midshipman Robert W. Madel to the Academy’s Second-Class Ring Dance on May 17. Madel brought his dream night to life by boldly requesting Murphy’s company from Leonard Lauder, chairman of The Estée Lauder Cos., himself a former U.S. Navy Lieutenant, who praised Madel’s gutsy instinct. Sort of brings new meaning to the phrase, “All you need to do is ask.”
FATIMA FOR FIELDS: Celebrity makeup artist Fatima has joined Marshall Field’s as its national beauty expert. Her duties will include participating in trend media interviews, hosting cosmetic events and serving as a hands-on makeup artist. Fatima has also been a national beauty trainer for Aveda.
EXCLUSIVE: @tomford is opening its first-ever beauty store. The boutique, which opens November 20 in London’s Covent Gardens, was designed with the over-the-top glam Ford is known for. Read the full story on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: Simon Wagner) #TomFordBeauty
New York-based DJ @harleyvnewton threw a party to celebrate the holiday collection of her dress and pajama line @hvn at the Ladurée Beverly Hills. It Girls @katebosworth, @rashidajones and more joined in on the fun, which included cocktails, croque monsieur sandwiches and a photo booth. #wwdfashion (📷: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com)
For the holidays, @Burberry partnered with 20-year-old artist @blondeymccoy on a series of three outdoor murals in downtown Manhattan. The murals are McCoy’s interpretation of a Christmas eve party, the idea of charity and the spirit of family. His third mural, pictured here, is the most personal. The image depicts McCoy’s grandparents and father in London’s Trafalgar Square in the Seventies. “My work often features lots of sentimental objects.” #wwdeye
For spring 2018, designers applied bold colors and cartoonish motifs on everything from sneakers and belts to key chains. See all the top men’s accessories trends on WWD.com. #wwdtrends (📷: George Chinsee; Prop Styling by @rnasti; Market Editor: @luiscampuzano)
The @dior-sponsored @guggenheim international gala pre-party has a history of drawing cool-girl musical acts to serenade the crowd –– and last night was no exception. @haimtheband performed songs both new and old, and lured a star-studded audience with the likes of Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Mamoudou Athie and more. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
In a partnership between the @metopera and the @englishnationalopera, “Marnie” was born. The opera, with costumes sponsored by @mrporterlive, is an adaptation of the 1961 thriller by Winston Graham. Arianne Phillips, who created the costumes, is no rookie: She’s styled Madonna for her tours and created costumes for a myriad of films in the past. Read WWD’s interview with Phillips, where she talks about her inspiration for the opera’s costumes on WWD.com #wwdfashion
@barneysnyc took a different approach to their holiday windows this year. Instead of Christmas decor, Barneys tapped @thehaasbrothers to tell a story of positivity, gratitude and inclusivity via heartwarming silliness and humor. “It’s about kids and it’s about coming together and being family and loving each other,” said Simon Haas. #wwdfashion (📷: @joshuascottphoto)
Beauty influencer @kandeejohnson makes her foray into hair care with a collaboration with @ogx_beauty — making it the first time that OGX has teamed up for a product creation. The collab includes shampoos and conditioners in three scents. At 39 and a mom, Johnson is a different profile than the emerging social media stars, but is considered one of the pioneers of the digital beauty influencer world. Read WWD’s interview with her on wwd.com, including the strangest beauty product she’s ever tried #wwdbeauty