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Overview

How John Demsey translates his pop culture prowess into a winning brand doctrine. SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

John Demsey and Nicki Minaj sitting front-row at Prabal Gurung’s show.

Beauty Features

Editor’s Letter: Current Events

Discover how John Demsey has leveraged his cultural connectivity to drive the businesses of some of the most storied names in beauty.

clock November 11, 2011Jenny B. Fine

Pete Born

Retail

Crossing the Great Retail Divide

WWD’s Pete Born on how the evolution of multichannel distribution is shaking up traditional notions of beauty retailing.

clock November 11, 2011Pete Born

Michele Scannavini

Human Resources

Hitting the Right Notes at Coty

As president of Coty Prestige, music aficionado Michele Scannavini conducts business with a keen eye for growth.

clock November 11, 2011Jennifer Weil

Betsy Olum

Human Resources

Catching Up With: Retail Dynamo Betsy Olum

After spending a decade at Sephora, the beauty executive recently opted to become general manager of beauty and merchandising strategy for HSN.

clock November 11, 2011Julie Naughton

Essie nail polish

Human Resources

My First Job: Nail Magnate Essie Weingarten

The founder of Essie Cosmetics talks about getting her start at Henri Bendel’s while studying fashion buying and merchandising at FIT.

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Sharon Collier

Human Resources

Beauty Executives on the Move

Check out who’s moving up, in or out in the beauty business world.

clock November 11, 2011WWD Staff

Vintage Thanksgiving postcard

Human Resources

Good Eats: Land of Plenty

These industry execs are as accomplished in the kitchen as they are in business. Here, their Thanksgiving favorites.

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Frederic Roze, Lindsay Owen-Jones, Jean-Paul Agon, Terry Lundgren and Maurice Levy.

Human Resources

Beauty Executives on the Fund-Raising Circuit

Camille McDonald, Jean-Paul Agon and Bob McDonald all received awards in October for their charitable support.

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Clockwise from top left: Thymes Wildwood Collection Reed Diffuser, Caron Paris Secret Oud, Dolce & Gabbana The One Lace Edition, NIQUEA.D Gingered Sandalwood Votive Candle by NEST Fragrances, D.L. & Co. L’Ambre de Bois.

Fragrance

Beauty Bulletin: Warming Trend

With its rich golden brown hue and aromatic scent, amber is a notable inspiration for this season’s autumnally appropriate fragrance and home launches.

clock November 11, 2011Belisa Silva

Nars Hanamichi Kabuki Eyeshadow Palette

Products

Beauty Bulletin: What’s In Store

Our guide to the inspired fall launches hitting shelves this month.

clock November 11, 2011Sophie Meislin

Blushington Makeup and Beauty Lounge in West Hollywood.

Retail

The California Chronicles

Savvy entrepreneurs in the Golden State have introduced a slew of new stores and online concepts.

clock November 11, 2011Rachel Brown

The 27 Ninth Avenue Sephora is a state-of-the-art beauty retailing in Manhattan’s trendiest shopping district.

Retail

Undercover Shopper: Putting New York’s Finest to the Test

Within the last six months, both Duane Reade and Sephora have opened dazzling new retail emporiums in the heart of Manhattan.

clock November 11, 2011Andrea Nagel

Planet Beauty: Alterna Caviar Anti Aging Ultra Sleek Polishing Serum

Products

What’s Selling Where:Frizz Fighters

Good hair is a global quest. Here, some of the most popular frizz fighters around the world.

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Sephora Shopper: Kelli McCoy

Retail

Shopper Stalker: King of Prussia, PA

WWD caught up with two young professionals taking a break in the work day to pick up their favorite beauty essentials.

clock November 11, 2011Belisa Silva

John Demsey

Human Resources

The Plugged In World of John Demsey

By combining his appetite for pop culture with a razor-sharp business acumen, the group president of Estee Lauder is redefining 21st-century beauty branding.

clock November 11, 2011Jenny B. Fine

Demsey starts Fashion’s Night Out at Saks Fifth Avenue, where his first encounter is with a model dressed up for Jo Malone’s Wild Bluebell scent.

Human Resources

John Demsey: Man About Town

John Demsey gets around. Here, we hit some of the highlights of Fashion Week with beauty’s most peripatetic executive.

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The Guerlain section on the beauty floor at Printemps.

Fragrance

Vive La Fragrance: The Printemps Revolution

The storied Parisian department store has put scent squarely at the center of its new beauty strategy.

clock November 11, 2011Jennifer Weil

As the media world becomes ever more fragmented, forward-looking brands are developing creative solutions to cut through the clutter (2011).

Marketing and Promotion

Beauty Marketing as a Performance Art

As the media world becomes ever more fragmented, forward-looking brands are developing creative solutions to cut through the clutter.

clock November 11, 2011Steve Mullins

Parfums Christian Dior bowed a 90-second film starring not only actress Charlize Theron, the face of the J’Adore fragrance, but also Grace Kelly, Marlene Dietrich and Marilyn Monroe. The director is Jean-Jacques Annaud.

Media

Filming Beauty

Beauty brands have always leaned heavily on Hollywood for branded entertainment kudos.

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Jil Sander

Beauty Features

Spring Beauty Trends: The Creative Class

Here, we asked top makeup artists and hair stylists for their takes on spring’s definitive look.

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Fredric Brand

Fashion Features

L’Homme Style

FREDRIC BRANDT shares his passion for fashion with WWD.

clock November 11, 2011Jenny B. Fine

Essentialist

Today's Must Read

Business

Inside Barneys at Saks: A First Look

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Social Studies

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