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.
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
“It’s passion that helps get anybody to a certain point and it’s what’s propelled me,” said Kith founder @ronniefieg, one of WWD’s 40 under 40: a group of industry notables who are changing the face of retail, fashion and beauty. Fieg, who opened a Manhattan flagship on October 7, began his career at age 13 as a stock boy and salesman for footwear chain David Z. “I think staying true to [my] beliefs, hard work and passion have gotten me to where [Kith] is today.” See the rest of the 40 at WWD.com. (📷: @vsteves) #wwd40
25-year-old @samweaving is about to break out this fall, starring in Netflix’s horror film “The Babysitter,” fittingly out today on Friday the 13th. That’s not the only place you’ll be seeing her, though — Weaving’s got a role Showtime’s “SMILF” and another alongside Frances McDormand and Woody Harrelson in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” Though she’s got a full plate at the moment, there’s one role she’s got her eye on: Marilyn Monroe. “I’m a little too young at the moment, but it’s on my bucket list,” the actress told WWD (📷: @dandoperalski) #wwdeye
BFF's Poppy Jamie and Suki Waterhouse celebrated the launch of their bag line Pop x Suki at Nordstrom last night. "The line is really about our friendship, and how we are so different but complement each other," said Waterhouse. 👯 (📷: Katie Jones) #wwdeye
After designing the new @louisvuitton and @bulgariofficial flagships and a @chanelofficial boutique opening in Japan, @petermarinoarchitect has another project on his plate: The Lobster Club. Located in the Seagram Building, it’s the famed architect’s first restaurant project in New York, serving up modern Japanese brasserie-style cuisine. Bronze hues, bespoke material detailing, blush and chartreuse tones and a heavy emphasis on Picasso can be seen throughout. Mark your calendars for Nov. 1 for the much-anticipated opening. (📷: @clint_spaulding) #wwdeye