Lights, Camera, Action: Showbiz Moguls Become Fashion Players

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Welcome to the third stage of fashion's romance with celebrity and entertainment.

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Select new Elemis items.

Beauty Features

Elemis Builds Brand Awareness in U.S.

British brand Elemis is opening new spas, expanding its retail base and launching a range of products to raise its profile in the U.S.

clock June 1, 2007Michelle Edgar

Beauty Features

Snippets: Diesel Details… Cash Infusion… Fekkai Grows…

Diesel chief executive officer Renzo Rosso has high hopes for the fragrance he plans to launch in September with his fragrance licensee, French beauty giant L’Oreal.

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Zelens' new products.

Fashion Features

Zelens Line Has Skin Care Down to a Science

Skin cancer specialist Marko Lens is applying his research on premature aging to the new skin care line Zelens Skin Science, which is scheduled to launch at Space NK’s Soho store this month.

clock June 1, 2007Michelle Edgar

Aquafina Advanced Hydration Rx products.

Fashion Features

Natural Products Rekindle Candle Sales

The flame is far from out in America’s candle business.

clock June 1, 2007Faye Brookman

Kim Woodrow, Maria Krisch, Jaime Barnes, Julie Huber and Sarah Clinton.

Fashion Features

L’Oreal Awards Five for Research Work

L’Oreal honored five women for their achievements and contributions to science through groundbreaking research at the fourth annual L’Oreal USA Fellowships for Women in Science awards, held last Thursday at the American Museum of Natural History.

clock June 1, 2007Michelle Edgar

Darlene Daggett

Fashion Features

QVC’s Darlene Daggett Redefines Retirement

On Tuesday, Darlene Daggett, who recently retired from the executive ranks of QVC, took her first piano lesson in decades.

clock June 1, 2007Molly Prior

Chanel Jenae in the new Arcona studio.

Fashion Features

Arcona Thrives Under New Thumbprint

Arcona Devan gained a celebrity following despite herself.

clock June 1, 2007Rachel Brown

The different hairstyles Guido Palau created for Redken.

Fashion Features

Redken, Palau Partner for Display Campaign

In business, only the end results matter. For Redken, the same goes for hair styling.

clock June 1, 2007Andrea Nagel

Lynne Greene and Bill Dillard


Clinique Outlines Action Agenda for Brand Growth

Nearing its 40th birthday, Clinique is aiming to grow by returning to its youthful roots and tapping into the power of nontraditional media.

clock June 1, 2007Julie Naughton

John Galliano and Eva Green

Fashion Features

Eva Green Tapped as Face Of Dior’s Midnight Poison

Parfums Christian Dior has added French actress Eva Green to the playbill for Poison’s latest act.

clock June 1, 2007Ellen Groves

Giovanna Furlanetto

Fashion Features

Furla’s New Spin on Design at 80

Furla will mark its 80th anniversary this year with an exhibition at Tokyo’s Museum of Contemporary Art, or MOT, in the fall and a project, Retail Design Hub, that chairman and chief executive officer Giovanna Furlanetto hopes will help her add…

clock June 1, 2007Luisa Zargani


FiFi Winners Unveiled

Stars studded the list of winners and presenters Thursday night at the 35th Annual FiFi Awards, hosted by the Fragrance Foundation in the Winter Garden at the World Financial Center in New York.

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Slide in Same-Store Sales Impacts Sears’ Earnings

Sears Holdings Corp. on Thursday posted first-quarter earnings at the low end of the retailer’s estimates, as the company said results were hurt by declining comps at its Sears and Kmart nameplates.

clock June 1, 2007Vicki M. Young


Wal-Mart Focusing on Low-Price Roots

Despite a flirtation with higher-end merchandise, Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s top apparel executive on Thursday recommitted the retailer to bargain prices and rollbacks.

clock June 1, 2007Katherine Bowers


Strong Margins Boost J. Crew

J. Crew Group delivered first-quarter earnings Thursday that surged on robust gross margins and strong same-store sales.

clock June 1, 2007Jeanine Poggi


In Brief: No More aTalk

Foot Locker Inc. on Thursday said it was no longer pursuing a proposal to acquire all of the outstanding common shares of Genesco Inc.

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Victoria Beckham

Fashion Features

Showbiz Moguls Become Fashion Players

Welcome to the third stage of fashion’s romance with celebrity and entertainment.

clock June 1, 2007Miles Socha and Marcy Medina

Beauty Features

Netflix, QVC Lead Online Satisfaction,,, Barnes & Noble’s and pet supply e-tailer are the top five Web sites in terms of customer satisfaction, according to the latest biannual study by ForeSee Results.

clock June 1, 2007Cecily Hall

Piazza Sempione


Memo Pad: Done Deal… Hope For Us All… New Talent…

As talks for new investors to buy Dennis Publishing near a conclusion, private equity firms continue to snap up other media companies.

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Tiffany Raises Guidance

Tiffany & Co. on Thursday posted first-quarter results that beat Wall Street’s expectations by a penny, and raised full-year earnings per share guidance.

clock June 1, 2007Vicki M. Young

Fashion Features

Recognition Comes To Growing 24 Seven

Fashion industry headhunting firm 24 Seven Inc.’s founders made the finalist cut for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2007 Award in the Metro New York Area.

clock June 1, 2007Whitney Beckett


Movado Earnings Slide

In line with its expectations, Movado posted a drop in first-quarter earnings and a slight gain in sales on Thursday.

clock June 1, 2007Liza Casabona


Visa Opens “Swap Shop” in London

Visa, the credit card company that makes a fortune on luxury shopping sprees, has gotten into the secondhand, cut-price fashion game.

clock June 1, 2007Samantha Conti

Ellen Barkin, Calvin Klein and Diane von Furstenberg.

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Digging For Gold… Final Unveiling… Head Start…

Reports are circulating in Paris that L’Oreal may be close to adding another celebrity to its ranks.

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