DIPLOMATIC BEAUTY: Call it lipstick with a message. At the United Nations’ Poverty Eradication Awards on Wednesday night, MAC president John Demsey was given a special award for leadership in the fight against poverty through the MAC AIDS Fund....
DIPLOMATIC BEAUTY: Call it lipstick with a message. At the United Nations’ Poverty Eradication Awards on Wednesday night, MAC president John Demsey was given a special award for leadership in the fight against poverty through the MAC AIDS Fund. Demsey, also chairman and founder of the fund, presented a check to Kofi Annan, secretary-general of the United Nations, for $250,000 —?bringing the total that the company has donated to the United Nations Development Programme’s HIV/AIDS programs to more than $1 million to date.
"We are grateful for your efforts and salute you as a model of corporate social responsibility," said Annan. The fund has raised more than $25 million for AIDS programs since it began in 1994.
"Our work through the MAC AIDS fund is a critical and integral part of our mandate as a socially relevant and socially conscious company, and one that is embraced wholeheartedly by MAC staff and our retail partners around the world," said Demsey.
PROACTIVE: Pantene is kicking off "Pantene Protagonists," a marketing project designed to promote its conditioners to Italian consumers and to educate them on the importance of using conditioner. (According to P&G, the Italian market has the lowest percentage of conditioner users in Europe.) To generate the benefits of using conditioner to the Italian market, P&G is hosting a contest to find men and women with the healthiest hair, allowing winners to become "famous" by appearing in future ad campaigns. The contest plays on Italy’s general obsession with celebrity status.
BEAUTY EXPRESS: Rodolfo Valentin is launching a 60-minute express package at his new Manhattan salon on 1020 Madison Avenue. The package, which costs $150, includes a blowout, a manicure and pedicure, as well as a gourmet lunch and a bottle of nail polish.
HEALTH IN BEAUTY: Clinique and Cover Girl took "healthy beauty" honors for the second year in a row in a survey by independent dermatologists that was sponsored by Health Magazine. An awards luncheon Tuesday recognized Clinique’s Moisture Sheer Lipstick SPF 15 and Cover Girl’s CG Smoothers AquaSmooth foundation. Also honored were Olay’s Daily Facials — like Cover Girl, a Procter & Gamble offering; Creative Nail Design’s C:U3 Renu cuticle treatment, and Brandt’s Chemfree SPF 15 sunscreen. A group of 10 winners total, which also represented Avon, Clarins, KMS, Lamas Cosmeceuticals and Lancôme, was chosen from an initial field of 600 products, each nominated by its own manufacturer.
GUERLAIN’S HOME: Sephora’s Paris flagship on the Champs-Elysees will be home to an ephemeral Guerlain corner, starting Nov. 20 and lasting for a few weeks. The 440-square-foot space will replace what’s currently a book and magazine nook and will carry the entire Guerlain line. This will mark the first time Guerlain products are sold in a Parisian Sephora. As part of the event, some ancient Guerlain bottles will be on display and the corner will be colored gold.
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
“Stranger Things” is getting a new cast member for season 2. Meet @sadiesink_, the 15-year-old who will be joining the Netflix series for its new season. You may recognize her from “The Glass Castle” with Brie Larson and Woody Harrelson, but the Texas native’s next role goes in an entirely different direction. She describes her character, Max, as “a rough and tumble skater girl [who] becomes friends with the boys at school.” The second season debuts on October 27. (📷: @jgreenery) #wwdeye
Amid the Harvey Weinstein controversy, there’s another sector that’s being put under the spotlight for sexual abuse: the modeling industry. While rumors about abuse and sexual harassment of female and male models — and the photographers, agents and others who perpetrated it — have circulated within the fashion world for years, model @cameronrussell started posting stories from models on Instagram last week about abusive situations they’ve encountered — from sexual harassment and molestation to attempted rape. Over 75 have weighed in so far. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdnews
To celebrate its 16th anniversary, @dylanscandybar tapped designers and celebrities to create mosaics out of candy. The mosaics will be auctioned off to support the philanthropic cause of each participant’s choice. Pictured here is the mural created by @aliceandolivia's Stacey Bendet. For a first look at some of the other artwork being unveiled tonight, go to WWD.com. #wwdeye
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