CRADLE CHANGES: Joseph Cicio joined beauty startup Cradle Holdings as senior vice president on Monday, roughly two weeks after leaving Mayor’s Jewelers, where he was chief executive officer. Cradle also appointed Lauren Freedman vice president of...
CRADLE CHANGES: Joseph Cicio joined beauty startup Cradle Holdings as senior vice president on Monday, roughly two weeks after leaving Mayor’s Jewelers, where he was chief executive officer. Cradle also appointed Lauren Freedman vice president of marketing, a new position. She was previously Cradle’s vice president and national sales manager. That spot was filled by Catherine A. Somoza, who was elevated from her post as West Coast field vice president.
L’OREAL NAMES: Julia Fedou was appointed managing director of Club des Createurs de Beauté, the beauty catalog owned jointly by L’Oréal and Groupe 3 Suisses International. Fedou will begin her new functions in the coming weeks and replaces current director Jean-Noel Rivoire, who is retiring. Fedou has been with L’Oréal for 21 years, most recently as director of L’Oréal’s mass market division in Spain. In other news, Guillaume de Lesquen was named assistant managing director of Lancôme International starting Oct. 1. In this newly created post, de Lesquen will report to Lancôme’s recently appointed managing director Marc Dubrule. De Lesquen previously headed up L’Oréal’s Giorgio Armani fragrance and cosmetics division. Fabio Mancone will replace de Lesquen as managing director of Giorgio Armani Parfums et Cosmetiques. Mancone has held positions at L’Oréal — including at Lancôme and Ralph Lauren — and at Unilever and Kraft Foods.
ROBERTET RESULTS: French flavors and fragrances firm Robertet reported first-half sales for 2002 were up 4 percent to $108.2 million. Dollar figures were converted from the euro at current exchange rates. The firm’s net profits were up 8.5 percent, to $8.6 million. By region, its sales in the U.S. were up 7 percent, while Europe’s volume remains "positive," the company said in a statement, without breaking out numbers. It added that results in Japan were "excellent." For the full year, the company forecasts a sales increase of 5 percent at constant exchange rates. For the first eight months ended Aug. 31, Robertet’s consolidated sales were $141.4 million, up 2.6 percent year-on-year, or up 4.8 percent on a like-for-like basis.
SPARKLING SCENTS: The Fragrance Foundation held a panel discussion called Fragrance in Contemporary Art Jewelery on Wednesday, which featured five jewelers: Celia Sebiri, Kiwon Wang, Eva Eisler, Biba Shutz and Mikala Naur. The panel members, who have incorporated fragrance into jewelry, displayed a variety of pieces that have the capability of holding fragrance. "Fragrance has always been talked about as the invisible accessory and jewelry as the visible," said Annette Green, the retiring president of the Fragrance Foundation. "I love the idea that the two have come together." In other news, the office of the mayor of Paris will award Green the Déco, prior to the start of the Fragrance Foundation’s global symposium there on Oct. 16. Green is being honored for her work on establishing the Fragrance Foundation Francoise, which handles the Fragrance Foundation Awards, or FiFi’s, in France.
BAKER JOINS ALOETTE: Robert Baker, previously operating vice president of merchandising for cosmetics at the Home Shopping Network, has been named executive vice president and chief operating officer of Aloette Cosmetics. Baker also previously worked for Clinique Services. In his new post, he will oversee development of Aloette’s television and retail businesses.
SHISEIDO APPOINTMENT: Jadzia Zielinski Tirsch, a former member of Revlon’s communications team, has joined Shiseido Cosmetics (America) as vice president of public relations.
TRIBUTE CANCELED: The Kevyn Aucoin tribute planned for Sept. 23, the last day of Fashion Week, has been postponed. The new date will be some time in February to coincide with the late makeup artist’s 41st birthday and Fashion Week. The decision to postpone the tribute was made largely in part to Aucoin’s mother’s inability to travel next week due to health reasons. Aucoin died May 7 due to complications resulting from a metabolic disorder.
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
"Nowadays when life is not so happy with everything going on in the world, I think people come to me for a little bit of whimsy and color and fun." - Designer Rebecca De Ravenel on her cult-favorite jewelry line. (📸 : @vsteves) #wwd40
“Everyone is talking about how the retail industry is struggling, but I think it’s an incredible time because brands who are doing something different and innovative are setting themselves up for the future,” said @adamgoldston, who founded the luxury athletic brand @apl with his brother @ryangoldsten. The Goldston’s are part of WWD’s 40 under 40: a group of industry notables. See the rest of the list on WWD.com. (📷: @vsteves) #wwd40
@eyeswoon blogger Athena Calderone debuted her first-ever cookbook, “Cook Beautiful,” which is heavily centered on the presentation and visual expression of food. Pictured here are her miso glazed carrots from the book. Get the recipe on WWD.com. (📷: @johnny_miller_) #wwdeye
“It’s passion that helps get anybody to a certain point and it’s what’s propelled me,” said Kith founder @ronniefieg, one of WWD’s 40 under 40: a group of industry notables who are changing the face of retail, fashion and beauty. Fieg, who opened a Manhattan flagship on October 7, began his career at age 13 as a stock boy and salesman for footwear chain David Z. “I think staying true to [my] beliefs, hard work and passion have gotten me to where [Kith] is today.” See the rest of the 40 at WWD.com. (📷: @vsteves) #wwd40
25-year-old @samweaving is about to break out this fall, starring in Netflix’s horror film “The Babysitter,” fittingly out today on Friday the 13th. That’s not the only place you’ll be seeing her, though — Weaving’s got a role Showtime’s “SMILF” and another alongside Frances McDormand and Woody Harrelson in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” Though she’s got a full plate at the moment, there’s one role she’s got her eye on: Marilyn Monroe. “I’m a little too young at the moment, but it’s on my bucket list,” the actress told WWD (📷: @dandoperalski) #wwdeye
BFF's Poppy Jamie and Suki Waterhouse celebrated the launch of their bag line Pop x Suki at Nordstrom last night. "The line is really about our friendship, and how we are so different but complement each other," said Waterhouse. 👯 (📷: Katie Jones) #wwdeye
After designing the new @louisvuitton and @bulgariofficial flagships and a @chanelofficial boutique opening in Japan, @petermarinoarchitect has another project on his plate: The Lobster Club. Located in the Seagram Building, it’s the famed architect’s first restaurant project in New York, serving up modern Japanese brasserie-style cuisine. Bronze hues, bespoke material detailing, blush and chartreuse tones and a heavy emphasis on Picasso can be seen throughout. Mark your calendars for Nov. 1 for the much-anticipated opening. (📷: @clint_spaulding) #wwdeye