HIGHER CALLING: Steven Lund is resigning as president and chief executive officer of Nu Skin Enterprises. Lund, who joined Nu Skin some six years ago to handle the company’s initial public offering and then stayed on as its chief legal officer,...
HIGHER CALLING: Steven Lund is resigning as president and chief executive officer of Nu Skin Enterprises. Lund, who joined Nu Skin some six years ago to handle the company’s initial public offering and then stayed on as its chief legal officer, is leaving for a leadership assignment in the missionary program of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Truman Hunt, the company’s executive vice president and general counsel, will succeed Lund as president. Lund will stay on until the firm’s shareholder meeting in May 2003, at which time Hunt will also become ceo.
PACKAGING POST: Rexam Beauty & Closures, a consumer packaging firm, has promoted Jon Alexander to vice president of sales and marketing for makeup in North America. Alexander was most recently sales director. In his new position, effective last week, Alexander will be responsible for planning and carrying out sales and marketing strategies in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. He will report to Charles Gounod, managing director of makeup worldwide.
FCUK MOVE: Karen Gori has been named brand manager for the newly established FCUK men’s and women’s fragrance licenses. In her new post, Gori will report to Brian Robinson, president of Zirh, which handles the licenses, and will be responsible for all marketing activities, brand management and corporate partnerships. She was previously at Avon, where she was senior manager of global marketing for fragrance and specialty bath.
NO DEAL: Quality King will not be acquiring Parlux Fragrances. "We have concluded that a business combination with Quality King does not meet our strategic objectives at this time," said Ilia Lekach, chairman and chief executive officer of Parlux, in a statement this week. In October, Quality King expressed interest in acquiring Parlux, the marketer of several fragrance brands, including Perry Ellis and Jockey.
BLACK TIE REQUESTED: Chanel and Seventeen magazine unveiled the "Chanel Colour of the Year" at Bloomingdale’s 59th Street store Tuesday. "Black Tie," as the color is called, is available as a nail color and lip Glossimer at Chanel Beauté counters nationwide and on Gloss.com. Seventeen-year-old Lindsay Sousa, who named the color, was selected from more than 5,600 entrants during the sixth annual contest.
NEIGHBORLY SHISEIDO: A Shiseido store on Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue displayed two signs splashing "Stop Con Edison" next to cosmetics sets in the windows this week. The store was jointly protesting construction of an electrical substation on 30th Street between 5th Avenue and Broadway by local power company Consolidated Edison. Con Ed sidestepped claims by the Herald Square South Civic Association that, given their fuel oil store, "substations are prime targets for terrorist attacks."
A Con Ed spokeswoman said, "The substation will provide much-needed electric delivery [for] the growing commercial and residential energy needs of Chelsea and neighboring areas."
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