Top Notes: Karan Promotion…Lancaster Moves…South Of The Border…
KARAN PROMOTION: Diane Kim has been promoted to vice president of global marketing for Donna Karan Cosmetics. She will report to Veronique Gabai-Pinski, senior vice president, general manager, Designer Fragrances. Kim was executive director,...
KARAN PROMOTION: Diane Kim has been promoted to vice president of global marketing for Donna Karan Cosmetics. She will report to Veronique Gabai-Pinski, senior vice president, general manager, Designer Fragrances. Kim was executive director, global marketing.
LANCASTER MOVES: Lancaster Group has appointed Axel Dietz senior vice president, commercial, a position based at the Coty-owned company’s headquarters in Paris. Dietz will report to Michele Scannavini, president of Lancaster Group Worldwide. Prior to the Lancaster appointment, Dietz spent four years at Wella AG, where he most recently led worldwide commercial operations for Wella’s hair care business. Additionally, Patrick de Lambilly will assume the role of regional vice president, commercial, for Lancaster Group, reporting to Dietz.
SOUTH OF THE BORDER: Shiseido Cosmetics (America) Ltd. has launched the Shiseido brand in six doors of Mexico’s El Palacio de Hierro retail chain and is planning to enter an additional four Mexican doors at Liverpool — another of that country’s retailers — by the end of this month. All 10 stores are in the Mexico City area. It’s said to be the first Mexican venture to be handled directly by the company’s U.S. subsidiary. Bruce Gephart, the firm’s senior vice president of sales, will oversee the effort. Initial plans of the venture include highlighting Shiseido’s newer products, like Body Creator and Future Solution, as well as massage and makeup services at the brand’s counters.
DVF PARTY: Diane von Furstenberg’s husband, Barry Diller, children Alex and Tatiana and her grandkids rallied for the designer at Fred Segal Santa Monica Friday for the West Coast launch of her namesake beauty line. This is not the first time the designer has dipped her paintbrush into pots of pigments. It’s a return to the color cosmetics market she first put her mark on 17 years ago, as reported, with a collection designed to recall past eras of high glamour. “It’s fun the second time around,” said von Furstenberg. “Some of the colors are vintage but nobody else knows which ones are vintage but me.”
KIEHL’S BENEFIT: As part of a philanthropic campaign that began in 2001 — and one that’s expected to generate $250,000 by yearend for YouthAIDS — Kiehl’s Since 1851 is once again donating funds from sales of its Eucalyptus Bath and Shower Liquid Body Cleanser to the organization, only this time the product has a new label. The newly packaged item, which is priced at $13, is rolling out to 145 doors, with 100 percent of the profits going to YouthAIDS, Kiehl’s said. The L’Oréal-owned company held an event Oct. 27 at Capitale in New York to re-introduce the product, an affair that featured guests Ashley Judd and Blair Underwood.
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