Top Notes: Marionnaud Numbers…Lip Gloss Fever…Halev To Firmenich…Barnes’ Beauty…
MARIONNAUD NUMBERS: Parfumeries Marionnaud announced first-half net profits down 38 percent to $9.12 million at current exchange rates, or 7.8 million euros, from $14.73 million, or 12.6 million euros, year on year. The French perfumery...
MARIONNAUD NUMBERS: Parfumeries Marionnaud announced first-half net profits down 38 percent to $9.12 million at current exchange rates, or 7.8 million euros, from $14.73 million, or 12.6 million euros, year on year. The French perfumery chain’s operating profits dipped 9.8 percent to reach $30.04 million, or 25.7 million euros, in the period. Its sales reached $567.07 million (485.1 million euros) in the half, up 15.3 percent over first-half 2002. “Although sales growth outside France accelerated to 44 percent in the first half, efforts to reorganize and build up the business in some markets — particularly Spain and Italy — depressed earnings during the period,” the company said in a statement.
LIP GLOSS FEVER: Bonne Bell has kicked its lip gloss machine into high gear. Next spring, the Lakewood, Ohio-based teen brand, will be rolling out Clic-It, a lip gloss pen with sponge-tip applicator, and VitaGlossO2, featuring a vitamin-filled formula designed to condition and protect lips. Then there is Kiss ‘n Colors lip color, a creamy formula offering high shine in natural-looking soft shades. Hilary Headrick Bell, executive vice president of strategic ideation at Bonne Bell, along with several senior executives, unveiled the products at the company’s SoHo offices this month.
HALEV TO FIRMENICH: Firmenich appointed Joanne Halev vice president of fragrance sales this week, a new position. Halev most recently handled global accounts at International Flavors & Fragrances.
BARNES’ BEAUTY: Celebrity makeup artist Scott Barnes is introducing his own cosmetics collection. The line, which will debut on QVC in January with seven products priced between $25 and $50, has not been finalized.
LIVE WIRE: According to international reports, L’Oréal is partnering with MSN to launch a beauty channel online in the United Kingdom, called BeautyLive. A L’Oréal spokeswoman confirmed the report.
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
Did you know: @carlychaikin of "Mr. Robot" has been painting for about a decade? The actress, who plays Darlene on the show, is a self-taught artist who lists Salvador Dalí and Chuck Close as some of her idols. Chaikin told WWD that painting is a form of meditation for her — A much-needed one given the intensity of "Mr. Robot." See a piece Chaikin is working on at WWD.com (📷: @jilliansollazzo) #wwdeye