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.
“What he has done at Vuitton is really exceptional,” said @gameofthrones’ actress Gwendoline Christie on @mrkimjones’ final show for @louisvuitton. “He has rebooted luxury in terms of making it commercial, viable and contemporary. And most importantly artistic. He has never compromised his artistic vision for the sake of commodity.” (📷: @zefashioninsider)
After seeing a demand for men’s wear from its customers, British contemporary women’s wear label @ariesarise has added a men’s wear component and will launch a unisex collection with @mrporterlive. The 20-piece collection includes jackets, denim, logo T-shirts and more with deconstructed ‘90s vibes. Set to launch on January 18, you can shop the pieces on Aries’ website and on mrporter.com. #wwdfashion
“And so spending so much time with a character who thinks like that, inevitability you try and analyze yourself and go back and think about your own demons and dark chapters that you had in your life,” says @thedanielbruhl of his role in TNT’s “The Alienist.” The show, set in the Gilded Age of New York, also stars Dakota Fanning and Luke Evans. Head to WWD.com to read about how 39-year-old Brühl prepared for the role and why he thinks the show is so relevant to today #wwdeye ( 📷: @Eriktanner)
Now that Celine Dion’s collection has topped $10 million in sales, the pop superstar, fashion icon and newly-minted industry player is eyeing growth in Asia. Read the full report by @tiffanyap, link in bio. #wwdnews #celinedion
“My personal philosophy to beauty is paying attention to oneself. I love to be outdoors, lots of fresh air, trying to take care of yourself as best you can. I always notice that comes through,” says Felicity Jones, the global face of @shiseido-owned @cledepeaubeauteus, which launches today. Head to WWD.com to read more about the actress’ love for beauty and how she prepared for her new role in “The Basis of Sex,” playing the young Ruth Bader Ginsburg. #wwdbeauty (📷: @dandoperalski)
Among the familiar faces at @off____white’s show was a surprise figure: Japanese artist @takashipom, pictured here on Wednesday morning. Other show-goers included @jerrylorenzo, who spoke about his upcoming project: a @nike collaboration for back to school, with designs inspired by his childhood on the West Coast. Sitting in the front row were Future, Don Crawley, @miguel and more. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: Stephane Feugere)
According to @laurentsai, former “Terrace House: Aloha State” cast member, she didn’t know she was auditioning for the Japanese version of “Real World.” “I was telling a couple of my friends and someone’s like, ‘That sounds a lot like Terrace House.’ I was like, ’No it can’t be.’” Turns out, it was. But Tsai isn’t just a reality star — she’s an illustrator who has worked with Starbucks Japan and most recently, she’s dipping her toes into the fashion world. Head to WWD.com to read about her time on the show, modeling and her art. #wwdeye (📷: @danieldorsa)
More changes are coming to New York Fashion Week: Beginning with the spring 2019 collection, @alexanderwangny will move his New York show to June from September, adopting a biannual schedule with collections shown in June and December. Additionally, the @cfda is planning for an official summer/winter fashion season taking place as soon as June and December 2018. Read more about the upcoming changes on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @slovekinpics)