FISHER TO CLAIBORNE: Marcy Franzoso Fisher has been named vice president of marketing for Liz Claiborne Cosmetics. Her responsibilities will include new product development, advertising, promotion, market research, packaging and forecasting for the firm’s men’s and women’s fragrance brands, including Curve, Realities and Liz. She succeeds David Hirschler, who has left the company. Fisher most recently served as vice president of marketing and training at Procter & Gamble-Cosmopolitan Cosmetics. She has also held positions at LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton, Estee Lauder, Sanofi Beauty and Christian Dior Perfumes.
COLOR STORY: Guerlain makeup is getting a makeover. The LVMH-owned firm announced its collaboration with Herve Van der Straeten for product packaging. The news confirms reports that appeared in these pages April 19. Van der Straeten, a designer who works in multiple industries including jewelry, has created the packaging for Guerlain’s new long-lasting KissKiss lipsticks, due to be launched in August, for 23 euros, or $29 at current exchange rates, in France. Each of the 30 shades is encased in what resembles a column of golden cubes topped with a stamp of Guerlain’s interlocking “g” symbol. The brand’s makeup sales rose 20 percent last year over 2003.
LUSH BLOOMS: British bath-and-body brand Lush has been given the royal seal of approval this week at London’s Chelsea Flower Show. The Wildlife Trust Lush Garden, sponsored by the fresh, handmade cosmetics retailer to mark its 10th anniversary, was paid a royal visit Monday by Prince Andrew and Princess Michael of Kent. The garden, created by landscape gardener Stephen Hall, won a silver medal and played host to other guests — rare breeds of butterflies, grasshoppers, stag beetles, blue tits, blackbirds and a vole — that visited the garden’s plants, including lavender, rose and poppy.