INITIMATE ADDITION: Maria Mossack has joined Victoria’s Secret Beauty Co. as vice president of creative. She will be responsible for imaging the beauty brand, creative direction and services and overseeing all design work, such as for print ads and product packing.
Mossack recently was with Talk magazine, where she served as vice president and creative director. Her prior experience was a 10-year stint at Vogue, where she rose to executive creative director.
PARLUX’S OCEAN VIEW: Ocean Pacific Apparel Corp. has signed a licensing deal with Parlux Fragrances to produce men’s and women’s fragrances and bath and body products under the Ocean Pacific label.
Parlux will introduce the first Op fragrance in department stores in spring 2001.
Op markets California lifestyle apparel, footwear and accessories for men, women and children, and its products are sold in 83 countries.
CHANGES AT COTY: Coty has announced two staff promotions and a new appointment. Elizabeth Marrone has been promoted to vice president of product development. In her new position, she will continue to be responsible for the development of all Coty U.S. men’s and women’s fragrance products, including The Healing Garden and Calgon brands.
Marrone was previously group director of product development.
Teri Siegel has been promoted to vice president of marketing. In her new position, she will continue to be responsible for The Healing Garden franchise.
Previously senior director of marketing, Siegel was responsible for the 1997 launch of The Healing Garden.
Brian Harris has been appointed director of marketing for The Healing Garden, reporting to Siegel. Harris joins Coty U.S. from Clairol, where he was senior product manager of hair care new products.
AVON RAISES $3 MILLION: The Avon Breast Cancer 3-Day New York event held Aug. 27 through Aug. 29, raised more than $3 million for breast cancer awareness programs. Some 2,000 participants walked the 55-mile course from Bear Mountain to Central Park, including Charles Perrin, Avon’s chairman, and his wife, Sheila. Avon’s next 3-Day walk will be held in Atlanta Oct. 1-3.
EMPORIO POSITION: The Emporio Armani fragrance duo had a stellar launch season in Europe last year, and the scents are poised to repeat that success in the U.S. According to Jack Wiswall, senior vice president and general manager at Cosmair’s Designer Fragrance Division, the duo racked up more than $22 million in its first 17 weeks on counter. “We’re beating plan and we’ve already moved the numbers up,” said Wiswall. “One of the big contributors is cable TV — I don’t think we’ve missed a week.” The brand has been airing commercials on MTV, VH1 and E.