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WWD’s day in quotes from today’s edition.
“When I arrived, I was so jet-lagged that I fell asleep during the massage, looked out the window and thought that I was in Hong Kong and they changed the skyline. But then I saw the tower and I said: ‘No we’re in Shanghai.’” — Michael Kors arriving in Shanghai.
“Who doesn’t want to have equity, especially at a company that is in its beginning stages?” — Jennifer Aniston at WWD’s Beauty CEO Summit on her role overseeing hair-care brand development and creative marketing direction for the hair products company Living Proof.
“We continue to joke about [the shoot] because it’s much easier to do something like this with someone you know so well and that you’re intimate with in real life, but on the other hand, it’s also funny to be intimate with your life partner and have people around.” — Christy Turlington Burns on shooting the Calvin Klein Eternity campaign with her husband Ed Burns.
“This marks the beginning of the implementation of our social media strategy for Isaac….We want our Isaac Mizrahi customer to experience one brand in all the channels, with one consistent experience. This is the ideal way to be truly omnichannel.” — Robert D’Loren, chairman and chief executive officer of Xcel Brands Inc., which owns the Isaac Mizrahi New York brand, on launching their new e-commerce website.
“She lives in Nepal so we’re separated by thousands of miles, but always find time to speak daily. I like to think I honor Mother’s Day every day of the year.” — Prabal Gurung on celebrating Mother’s Day.
My mom taught me: how to be true to myself.
My mom wishes I would: smile in pictures.
My mom loves to wear: heels.
My mom’s greatest talent: Raising seven kids while being an attorney.
What my mom wants from me for Mother’s Day: To visit her. — Thom Browne on Mother’s Day
“It’s not so great on one hand that traffic is down, but on the other hand, it’s a pretty good sign that those who are making it into stores are spending more across all regions of the country.” — Chitra Balasubramanian, head of business analytics at RetailNext on April comparable-store sales figures.
“You have the tech companies getting into retail, the retail companies getting into tech and you’re starting to see a convergence. It’s still early, but I think you’re starting to see it and we want to make sure we’re right at the forefront.” — Deborah Weinswig who will serve as executive director and head of global retail research and intelligence at The Fung Business Intelligence Centre.
“Jewelry is more than a luxury; it’s a work of art.” — Judith Price, president of the National Jewelry Institute.
“One of the things we see in the beauty industry is that trends come, but not everyone survives. We believe this trend is here to stay because our formulation is based on something real, real technology and our commitment to the franchise is bringing innovation to it.” — Peter Lichtenthal, president of Bumble and bumble and Smashbox, introducing a new oil-infused hair care collection.