BLOOM SUCCEEDS GREEN: Rochelle Bloom, former president of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics and a 26-year veteran of The Estée Lauder Cos., was appointed president of the Fragrance Foundation on Monday night, while Bloom’s predecessor, Annette Green,...
BLOOM SUCCEEDS GREEN: Rochelle Bloom, former president of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics and a 26-year veteran of The Estée Lauder Cos., was appointed president of the Fragrance Foundation on Monday night, while Bloom’s predecessor, Annette Green, was named the third member of the Fragrance Foundation’s Circle of Champions. Green officially retires at the end of the year and Bloom starts Jan. 1.
CHARM SCHOOL: BeneFit Cosmetics took over Henri Bendel’s beauty floor this week to promote Glamourette, it’s new color cosmetics assortment, while purveying etiquette, such as: "don’t apply makeup in public." The theme of the irreverent event, which ends Saturday, is "makeup and manners." While neither BeneFit nor Bendel’s executives would discuss sales figures, sources project the total take could reach $75,000.
GLOBAL VISION: The merger of Dragoco and Haarmann & Reimer has spawned a global fine fragrances division with Roger Schmid as president. Schmid will report to Tim Schaffner, president of fragrance and cosmetics worldwide. A team of executives will report to Schmid, including Veronique Gabai, who will head to the North American market; Olivier Perrard, who will head Europe, Africa and the Mideast; Isabelle Vacheret in global marketing; Tony Cannone in global strategic planning; Elizabeth Carre in global project management, and Maurice Roucel in global perfumery.
TWO-FOR-THREE: Parfums Givenchy Inc. has appointed two vice presidents to handle its three designer fragrance businesses. Marianne Darlak, formerly vice president of naturals at Bath & Body Works, has been appointed vice president of marketing for Marc Jacobs and Michael Kors fragrances at the LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton division’s two-year-old American Designer Fragrances unit. Additionally, Carlos Timiraos, formerly vice president of health and beauty at the Home Shopping Network, has joined American Designer Fragrances as vice president of marketing for Kenneth Cole fragrances.
LANCOME MOVES: Marie Cesbron has been promoted to assistant vice president of makeup marketing at Lancôme.
EU ANIMAL TESTING: The European Union is closer to banning the testing of cosmetics on animals. In a marathon meeting that ended Thursday, the European Council and the European Parliament agreed that testing cosmetics goods on animals and the sale of such products within the European Union should be banned. The two bodies now must vote on the measure which, if adopted, would ban cosmetics tested on animals where alternative testing methods are available six years after the directive comes into force.
FACTS & FIGURES: Marionnaud Parfumeries reported that its first-half pretax consolidated sales were up 31 percent year-on-year to $416.3 million. Dollar figures have been converted from the euro at current exchange rates. The perfumery chain’s pretax profit weighed in at $21.5 million in the period, up 79 percent year-on-year, the company said in a statement. Net profit rose by 46.5 percent to $12.5 million in the period. The group’s third-quarter sales were up 10.1 percent over the same period in 2001 on a like-for-like basis. Also, Marionnaud has snapped up Paris’ four-door Rayon D’Or perfumery chain. The stores, which generate $14.8 million annually, will be fully acquired in January.
BATTEUR UP: Groupe Batteur, a cosmetics and pharmaceuticals firm based in Caen, France, has launched a beauty operation in the U.S. headed by Anna Lempereur. Plans call for the spring launch of two product lines in the U.S. –six to eight sku’s for retail stores and 17 products for spas. Both lines will fall under an existing Batteur brand called Algotherm.
A FINE JOB: Cover Girl has enlarged and specialized its makeup artist team by appointing Sam Fine, who will be the company’s first makeup artist exclusively devoted to consulting African-American customers according to parent Procter & Gamble.
@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