CAMERA-READY: Lancôme kicked off its first Primetime Emmy partnership Wednesday night by giving some 60 makeup artists, all members of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, a chance to order its latest products over cocktails at the Peninsula...
CAMERA-READY: Lancôme kicked off its first Primetime Emmy partnership Wednesday night by giving some 60 makeup artists, all members of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, a chance to order its latest products over cocktails at the Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills. "This is your passport to beauty, use it to work your magic," Ross Burton, Lancôme’s national artistic director, told guests. "It’s not a hard sell like at a department store," said "The Shield" makeup artist Jennifer Zide. "We’re all professionals here, plus it’s good fun." The "long-term" partnership includes a Peninsula beauty suite open to nominees for three days before the Sept. 22 awards, and "touch-up lounges" manned by Lancôme makeup artists in the ladies’ and men’s bathrooms at the Shrine Auditorium on the big day.
SAYONARA SEPHORA: Sisley is pulling out of Sephora. "Due to serious conflicts, Sisley has decided to cease its commercial relations with the company Sephora," Sisley said in a statement this week. "This decision was made at the end of August." Sisley executives refused to comment further. But industry sources speculate the high-end French skin care firm took issue primarily with service at the LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton-owned perfumery chain.
P&G IMPROVEMENT: Procter & Gamble now expects mid-teen growth in earnings per share, excluding restructuring charges, for its first quarter ending this month, versus an earlier forecast of 11 to 15 percent EPS improvement. Prompted by strength from its acquisition of Clairol, in its health care business and in developing markets, the revision places EPS expectations in a range from the current consensus estimate of $1.09 to as high as $1.11. Sales are expected to end the quarter with a high-single-digit increase with currency fluctuations having "a slightly positive impact on the top line," the company said. P&G reiterated full-year guidance of a double-digit increase in core EPS with 4 to 6 percent sales growth, exclusive of changes in foreign currencies.
AUCOIN TRIBUTE: Henri Bendel shipped out a truckload of clothes to Harvey Milk High School, a public school devoted to the educational needs of lesbian, gay and bisexual youth. Students got to choose an outfit from the racks Thursday. The event was a curtain-raiser to Allure’s "Backstage Beauty Party" to be held at the store on Sept. 25 and will include an exhibition of Kevyn Aucoin’s work with the magazine. The late makeup artist worked closely with HMHS students and supported the Hetrick-Martin Institute, a backer of the school. His work will be on exhibit at Henri Bendel from Sept. 23-27. There's also a tribute to Aucoin slated for Sept. 23 in Bryant Park.
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. She reports to Heidi Manheimer, president of U.S. operations for Shiseido Cosmetics (America). Zielinski Tirsch most recently served as a consultant to Ralph Lauren fragrances for the launch of Glamourous.
@pantone announced their Color of the Year 2018: Ultra Violet. Nearly 20 months after the musician Prince’s death, fashion is having a purple moment. Varying shades of purple appeared on spring or fall runways, from @christopherkane to @calvinklein. @gucci’s Alessandro Michele bathed his fall runway in ultra violet-colored light at one point. Pantone 18-3838 is meant to “push the boundaries of what inspires us to look upward and outward to the future.” #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @kukukuba)
@badgalriri’s @fentybeauty launch in September was a massive success on social media, powering $72.9 million of earned media value, according to Tribe Dynamics. The brand’s foundation offering sparked conversations about diversity in beauty, launching the growth of emerging influencers and propelling the brand’s support on social media. Today, #fentybeauty won Launch of the Year at the WWD #BeautyIncAwards. (📷: Chema Moya/EPE-EFE)
@marianna_hewitt has become one of the most influential content creators in the beauty space, with almost 800,000 Instagram followers and a newly launched skin care line called @SummerFridays. Today, she was awarded Influencer of the Year at the WWD #BeautyIncAwards. (📸: @sophiachabbott )
As shopping behaviors evolve, the retail experience must follow. Head over to retail experts @colliersinternational’s Knowledge Leader series to read more about the shift in our shopping era. #colliersretail #lovecolliers
@prada opened a pop-up club, called Prada Double Club, in collaboration with German artist Cartsen Höller at @artbasel Miami. Last night, guests – including @youngparis, @ritaora and even Miuccia Prada herself – gathered in a former ice factory where the pop-up is housed for a performance from @wyclefjean. Go to WWD.com for full coverage on all the exhibits, parties and more at #ArtBaselMiami. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
@louboutinworld and @disney are making magic once again, creating a set of shoe designs for the release of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” Louboutin designed a pair of shoes for each of the film’s four female leads: Rey (@daisyridrey), Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo (@lauradern), Captain Phasma (Gwendoline Christie) and Rose Tico (@kellymarietran). The shoes will debut on Saturday at the L.A. premiere of the latest episode. #wwdfashion
Today at the #BeautyIncAwards 2017, WWD will be joined by beauty leaders from around the world as we honor this year's most innovative people, products, brands and places. Follow along here and on Twitter for live coverage from the exclusive event. #wwdsummits (📷: @elizaflorendo)
Exclusive: Beauty superinfluencer @marianna_hewitt is launching her first-ever skin care brand with her business partner @laurengores. Their new line Summer Fridays, which will be sold exclusively at summerfridays.com starting in January, is launching with just one product – a hydrating cream Jet Lag Mask. “We wanted to focus on one product that was amazing,” said Hewitt. Read the full interview on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews
Michelin star-rated chef PJ Calapa marks his first solo endeavor with today’s opening of @scampinyc –– the new Southern Italian restaurant located in Manhattans’ Flatiron District. The upscale yet welcoming environment matches the menu, which includes two types of scampi: traditional Italian langoustines in butter and the Americanized version with shrimp over pasta 🍤 - pictured here. #wwdeye (📷: George Chinsee)