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.
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