COLOR CONSULTANT: Clairol has appointed a New York–based colorist, Giselle, who will act as spokeswoman and consult on the development of its retail hair color offerings. Currently at Manhattan’s Pierre Michel Salon, Giselle has worked in...
COLOR CONSULTANT: Clairol has appointed a New York–based colorist, Giselle, who will act as spokeswoman and consult on the development of its retail hair color offerings. Currently at Manhattan’s Pierre Michel Salon, Giselle has worked in the past with former Clairol spokesman Louis Licari. The move comes as Clairol introduces its reinvented Nice ‘n Easy hair color collection, which features 40 shades, including 11 that employ a "copper blocking" technology to maximize color effects.REV-VING UP 007: With Revlon poster babe Halle Berry starring in the latest James Bond installment, "Die Another Day," company representatives — and product — are turning out in mass at the premiers. At the Los Angeles opening Monday night, a 16-strong Revlon entourage walked the red carpet and met up with the Oscar-winning actress — who wore Collette Dinnigan — at the after-party. There, the 3,000 guests left with goodie bags that included a gauzy sack filled with Berry Avenger nail and lip color — part of Revlon’s 007 Color Collection promo now in stores. And Bond collectors will have to scramble soon: With a larger party slated for the London premiere next week, The Look of Jinx, as the palette is called, could become harder to get. Revlon is offering a consumer sweepstakes, "Live the Life of a Bond Girl," in which women can win a Ford Thunderbird, like the one Berry maneuvers in the film, or a British Airways trip to London. Revlon is also teaming up with its retail partners to sponsor screenings in 16 markets.NEW SCENT: Hermès Parfums is getting ready to launch its next women’s fragrance, Un Jardin en Mediterranee, this spring.MAXIMUM EXPOSURE: Henri Bendel gave the Laura Mercier makeup artist line some prime real estate on Tuesday. That was when Mercier opened a new space, called Face on Fifth, on Bendel’s beauty floor — with prominent exposure in the store’s southern Fifth Avenue window. "Henri Bendel will be the first store to reach $3 million in Laura Mercier sales in a year with the addition of Face on Fifth," stated Janet Gurwitch Bristow, chief executive officer of Mercier’s licensee, Gurwitch Bristow Products. Face on Fifth brings total Laura Mercier space at Bendel’s to 220 square feet.BUMBLE BOOK: Bumble and bumble’s founder Michael Gordon has come out with a book called "Hair Heroes," which shines the limelight on the often behind-the-scenes existence of hairstylists. The 255-page volume intends to "pay homage to the artists who have preceded us" and educate young stylists by presenting the modern history of how the craft has progressed. It features interviews with 12 hairdressers, including Jackie O’s stylist Kenneth, Aldo Coppola and Vidal Sassoon. The book begins selling at Bumble and bumble’s New York flagship salon in January.BEAUTY BUY: Hutchison Whampoa Ltd., through its A.S. Watson subsidiary, got the green light in late October from EU authorities to acquire the Kruidvat Group, Europe’s leading health-and-beauty retailer. L’OREAL LAUREATS: L’Oréal is on a winning streak. The French beauty giant’s chairman and chief executive officer Lindsay Owen-Jones was named best company head for the past 20 years by French bimonthly financial magazine Challenges on Wednesday. Owen-Jones took first place ahead of other bigwigs in the luxury sector, including Pinault-Printemps-Redoute’s ceo Serge Weinberg, who placed sixth, and LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton’s Bernard Arnault, who came in ninth. L’Oréal also took first prize for Europe, the Mideast and Africa at the Global Corporate Achievement Awards 2002, hosted by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), the business information arm of The Economist Group, which also publishes The Economist magazine. The awards were conceived to "recognize companies that have delivered outstanding performance in volatile economic conditions," according to an EIU statement. L’Oréal beat Inditex, owner of fast-fashion chain Zara, in the category.NEW POST: Henry de Monclin has been named president and chief executive officer of Ateliers Dinand in Paris. Monclin, who had formerly been artistic director and vice president of sales and marketing at Dinand, succeeds Christian Jouffret.MANNER BUYS MONTEIL: Alfons Manner has purchased the worldwide rights to the Monteil trademarks from the Lancaster Group. Manner, based in Bruck, Germany, has been the brand’s distributor in Germany and Austria for the last five years. Lancaster would not divulge details of the deal, but a Lancaster spokeswoman in Paris said Monteil is "not a real strategical brand for us. We want to focus on our core Lancaster business." She described the brand’s business as "quite small." Manner was not available for comment, but an associate said he was currently restructuring the Monteil business.MAIL CALL: Yue Sai Kan has made her latest appearance — on a Chinese postage stamp. The TV personality turned cosmetics entrepreneur bowed in the mail last month when the postal office of the People’s Republic of China issued two postage portraits. Kan’s visage is paired with an image of a decorative jade piece on the 80-cent (10 cents U.S.) stamp.
“I grew up in New York but I hadn’t really experienced the city in any type of touristy way…This was probably the first museum I really explored and took the time to see,” said @haileybaldwin of the @whitneymuseum. On Tuesday night, Baldwin was joined by Jemima Kirke and more at the annual Whitney Museum Gala and Studio Party, which honored Lorna Simpson, Joanne Leonhardt Cassullo and Beth Rudin DeWoody. See more photos on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
Displayed starting this week at the @fashiontextilemuseum: An exhibition on designer @orlakiely titled “Orla Kiely: A Life in Pattern,” which spans two decades and contains more than 150 pieces. “I want people to come away loving pattern and print. It’s something that makes you feel so good,” said the designer during a preview of the exhibit. Also on show are mood boards, samples, sketches and more. Head to WWD.com to see more photos. #wwdfashion
Exclusive: @dsquared2 signs fragrance licensing agreement with Euroitalia, with the first effort of the new partnership being unveiled in September. The brand will launch two scents – one for men and one for women – in Italy. Read our interview with designer Dean and Dan Caten on WWD.com. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: @zefashioninsider)
@louisvuitton has officially renewed Nicolas Ghesquière’s contract as artistic director of women's collections. "I am very pleased to open the next chapter of the story I started with Louis Vuitton almost 5 years ago," said Ghesquière, who first signed on to design the French luxury brand's women's line in 2013. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)
“I learned then and there that I had to figure out a way in life to maintain and preserve my sense of pride when I felt good about what I did or what I represented or created,” said @saintrecords on how being bullied for wearing capri pants inspired her to be the artist she is today. Knowles was at the 70th Parsons Benefit last night where she outbid the room for a Dapper Dan customized @gucci experience. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
“There’s this amazing braintrust of people who know the whole universe so well. So we talked to them and they gave us more input,” said actor Alden Ehrenreich on playing the young Han Solo in “Solo: A Star Wars Story.” The cast was at NYC’s SVA Theatre last night for an advanced screening of the film, which hits theaters this week. #wwdeye #starwars #hansolo (📷: @aurorarosedecrosta)
@asaprocky spent nearly two hours in a Plexiglas box Sunday night at @sothebys putting himself through a series of “tests” to demonstrate the process of completing his new album called “Testing.” Get all the details and see all the pictures on WWD.com. #wwdeye
“I’ve struggled my whole life to find a bathing suit that fits me that doesn’t look like a maternity bra. I’m proud of the line because it’s an accurate representation of me rather than me putting on someone else’s clothes,” says @atlantabean of her swimwear collaboration with @piaarrobio, LPA X ATL. The two decided on a swimwear collab and increased the industry standard size for the pieces. Read more about the line — and our interview with de Cadenet Taylor and Arrobio — on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: Dan Doperalski)