BRAGLIA JOINS DOLCE & GABBANA: Massimo Braglia has joined Dolce & Gabbana as global marketing and communications director. This is a new post, and Braglia, a former chief executive officer at Italian apparel manufacturer Sinv and previously at Sergio Rossi, will report to managing director and board member Cristiana Ruella, while strategy will be set by Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana.
— LUISA ZARGANI
A NEW ROLE AT HAVAS: Global marketing and communications veteran Isabelle Harvie-Watt Clavarino is broadening her horizons. The former Tod’s Group public relations executive was appointed executive president of Havas Media Italy, a new role that she will take up in June.
Havas Media is the global media network of Havas. Digital and integration companies under Havas Media’s umbrella include MPG, Arena, Havas Digital and Havas Sports & Entertainment. Based in Milan, Clavarino will strengthen and develop Havas Media’s management and portfolio in Italy. She will report directly to Alfonso Rodes, chief executive officer of Havas Media worldwide. Prior to Tod’s, Clavarino held posts at Versace and Giorgio Armani.
— ALESSANDRA ILARI
POWER OF O: Theodora & Callum is only in its first season, but its scarves have already been flagged by Julia Roberts as one of her “favorite things” on “The Oprah Winfrey Show.”
“We’re still reeling, and so is our Web site,” said Stefani Greenfield, co-owner, Tuesday during an appearance at Neiman Marcus in Dallas. “Does it get better than Julia Roberts on ‘Oprah’ with Tom Hanks? You think it’s just that moment that day, but every hour there are orders and orders and orders and not only do you sell, but so many more people know about us. It’s indescribable.”
Greenfield, who sold a couple dozen scarves within an hour at Neiman’s, is preparing a Theodora & Callum shop-in-shop inside a Stuart Weitzman pop-up store opening Memorial Day on the Circle in East Hampton, N.Y. Weitzman, who makes Theodora & Callum’s shoes, has the retail lease through October with an option to renew, Greenfield said. She’s also adding categories for resort with a few printed swimsuits plus tea-stained sun hats with beaded trim.
— HOLLY HABER