ROBERTET RESULTS: French fragrance and flavors house Robertet posted 2002 sales of $225.9 million, up 2.1 percent over the previous year. At constant rates of exchange, growth would have been 5 percent, the company said in a statement. Robertet also...
ROBERTET RESULTS: French fragrance and flavors house Robertet posted 2002 sales of $225.9 million, up 2.1 percent over the previous year. At constant rates of exchange, growth would have been 5 percent, the company said in a statement. Robertet also announced preliminary net profits of $14.6 million, up 8 percent year-on-year.
NU SKIN DEAL: Nu Skin has entered into an agreement with German pharmaceutical company Cosmix to develop ingredient technology for Nu Skin personal care products. "Our research agreement with Cosmix will help Nu Skin to continue to provide our global distributor force and loyal customers with a pipeline of scientifically advanced products," said Lori Bush, president of Nu Skin. Cosmix was founded in 1997 by John Collins, an inventor in the field of gene technology and molecular biology. Cosmix’s mission is to become a market leader in the development of peptides for life sciences, it said in a statement.
TECHPACK IN 3D: Cosmetics packaging firm Techpack has teamed with Nexvisions, an imaging and design firm, to create three-dimensional graphics for Techpack’s stock packaging offerings. By combining multiple graphic elements, a process known as Lenticular imaging, the appearance of a three-dimensional image can be achieved within a two-dimensional visual, according to Techpack.
NEW DIVISION: Babor Cosmetics USA, the U.S. subsidiary of Aachen, Germany-based Dr. Babor GmbH & Co., has appointed Michael Cutler national director of a newly formed division called fashion cosmetics group. Babor created the business unit to focus on distribution of the Babor skin care brand within the U.S. specialty store channel. Cutler was most recently area manager for Escada’s beauty business. Babor is currently carried in limited day and destination spa distribution in the U.S., but Cutler’s duties will include targeting independent specialty boutiques.
CARPET BAGGING: Revlon was thinking big when it packed its Oscar’s goodie bag. No fewer than 50 Revlon items, including samples of its new Always On nail enamel and Overtime Lipcolor, fill the red petit point-embroidered bag, which is being given to Academy Award nominees and presenters, along with the show’s makeup artists and stylists. Prestige Cosmetics is also getting into the act this year adding samples of its Lip Concentrate lip color to the official "Goodie Bag" received by the show’s attendees. And Avon is the exclusive skin care sponsor for The Cabana Beauty Buffet, essentially a beauty retreat for nominees and attendees. Held at The Chateau Marmont in Hollywood on March 21 and 22, an array of skin care, cosmetics, jewelry and accessories will be featured. Avon will sample its ANEW skin care brand and its aesthetician, Sasha, will provide facial treatments.
DERM BOOK: Howard Murad, the El Segundo, Calif.-based dermatologist who markets an eponymous line of skin care products, is launching his first book, called "The Murad Method" (St. Martin’s Press). The volume outlines a five-week program designed to improve the skin’s health while addressing Murad’s three antiaging and feel-good "core principles." The same day Murad’s missive hits book stores, April 1, a new Murad product called Wet Suit — a nutritional supplement aimed at maintaining water levels within skin cells — is slated to bow.
COOL CONCOCTION: Aramis is attempting to cash in on the summer scent craze with Aramis Cool, a limited-edition, lighter version of Aramis Classic. It’s the first summer scent for the Estée Lauder-owned brand and it features top notes of citrus and "cognac sparkle;" heart notes of juniper and rum, and base notes of sandalwood and patchouli. Aramis Cool will bow May in Aramis’ full complement of 2,000 department store doors, including Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and Macy’s West. A 3.4-oz. bottle will retail for $39.
DESIGNS DISPLAYED: The Helena Rubinstein boutique in SoHo hosted spring trunk shows for two accessories designers, Jemma Lulu and Leslie Hsu, and low-rise panty marketer Lilo over the weekend. While customers perused Lulu’s jewelry, Hsu’s handbags and Lilo — which was created by celebrity fashion stylists Nancy Kantor and Jamie Kimmelman — they could also opt for free makeup and skin care consultations. Roughly 200 beauty consultations took place during the three-day event, and the designers reaped an estimated total of between $18,000 and $20,000 in combined sales volume.
THE BENDS: Prescriptives will introduce Eyelash Curler Shaping Mascara this month at all of its U.S. and Canadian counters, or about 800 doors. The product, which is billed a mousse-like mesh formula designed to provide volume
around each lash, features Shape Memory Complex for enhanced curl and a Double Combing Brush for bend, separation and fullness, the company says. Eyelash Curler Shaping Mascara comes in two shades, black and black/brown, and retails for $17.50.
@tradesy is turning the concept of a showroom upside down with its new space in Santa Monica. Here, the company plans to hold events, art exhibits and a showcase rare fashion pieces like this Louis Vuitton boxing set. Get all the details on Tradesy’s first showroom on WWD.com. #wwdnews
Spotted last night at the @erdem x @hm launch event: Kate Bosworth, Rashida Jones, Kirsten Dunst and Selma Blair. The party, which took place in LA, also marked the opening of their pop-up shop. “I was interested in creating a collection that wasn’t in any way disposable. It was about pieces you’d create and keep forever, things that have a permanence to it,” designer Erdem Moralioglu said. #wwdeye (📷: Katie Jones)
Renee Zellweger in yellow in 2001 and again in 2017. Chosen as one of the 12 @pantone Leading Spring Colors (and dubbed “Meadowlark”), it only makes sense that the bright hue stands the test of time and is making a resurgence this season, seen already on stars like @blakelively and @gigihadid. (📷: Donato Sardello & @rexfeatures) #wwdfashion #tbt
Dior’s 70th anniversary celebration continues with a new exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. “Christian Dior,” which is scheduled to run through March 18, takes a look at the founders tenure from 1947 to 1057 and feature 40 designs. Pictured here is an evening gown from the Ailée, fall 1948-49 haute couture collection. #wwdfashion (📷: Brian Boyle)
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