“It is true that the integration has not been successful. We were scared that the company culture was so different, and we didn’t want to destroy its value.” — Jean-Paul Agon, chairman of L’Oreal.
Stephane De Bourgies
“There’s a situation of uncertainty; there is a fear that after Western sanctions there could be sanctions on the Russian side.” — Duccio Campagnoli, president of BolognaFiere and Cosmoprof, on uncertainty in Russia impacting the beauty industry.
Opening Ceremony Los Angeles Cameron Silver
“I’m the oldest person here, I think. Part of me is a little bitter that it’s getting more accessible in America because it’s been my secret go-to.” — Cameron Silver, the owner of Decades, at a party heralding Swedish retailer COS opening in L.A.
Ann Taylor RTW Fall 2014
“We’re trying so hard to modernize and bring a youthful energy to the brand. It’s not about in this season, out tomorrow.” — Ann Taylor creative director Lisa Axelson on their line for fall.
Julien Farel Suelyn Farel flagship Loews Regency Hotel
“It’s one thing in New York…if you don’t go up, you go down, so let’s go yup.” — Julien Farel on his new flagship salon and spa in the Loews Regency Hotel on Park Avenue.
Alexandra and Chantal Roos
“With Dear Rose, I am creating my story and my daughter’s.” — Chantal Roos on her new line of fragrances.
Marcello Mastroianni Cannes Film Festival
“He promised he would show up, but with him you never know.” — Thierry Frémaux about the elusive Jean-Luc Godard on returning to the Cannes Film festival.