Buffing Up the Stars: Firms Hope Launches Spark Celebrity Scents

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The celebrity fragrance growth engine began sputtering this year, but a new cast of high-profile faces aims to sue their star power to reignite the six-year phenomenon.

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Images from the upcoming ad campaign.

Fashion Features

Driving Tom Ford’s Fragrance Business

Tom Ford, the man known for baring acres of flesh in his advertising, has chosen to reveal himself instead in the images for his new men’s fragrance.

clock June 22, 2007Julie Naughton and Pete Born

At Ed Hardy, a cast of characters wears clothing decorated with tattoo art.


Expansion of Ed Hardy Key to Audigier Growthb

The president and chief operating officer of the Christian Audigier Cos., Henry Mandell, has an audacious plan. It is, simply, “to build an empire.”

clock June 22, 2007Sharon Edelson

Marla Malcolm Beck.

Beauty Features

Bluemercury’s National Tour

Amid the clamor of department store consolidation, the emerging beauty apothecary Bluemercury Inc. has drafted a blueprint for aggressive expansion in a bid to establish itself as a national purveyor of luxury beauty and spa services.

clock June 22, 2007Molly Prior

Select new Origins items.

Fashion Features

Origins Gets Organic Seal

The Origins division of the Estee Lauder Cos. Inc. is trying to give “organic” a new meaning this fall with Origins Organics, its first prestige-market organic collection of U.S. Department of Agriculture-certified body, skin and hair care products.

clock June 22, 2007Michelle Edgar

Emerge Spa and Salon

Fashion Features

Beauty in Boston

Although Boston may best be known for Paul Revere, the Red Sox and a certain 18th-century tea party, visitors may be surprised by Beantown’s booming beauty business. Take a break from the NACDS trade show floor by visiting some of the area’s salons,…

clock June 22, 2007Michelle Edgar

Fashion Features

Buyers Seek Beauty Gems at Marketplace

Small is the new big at this weekend’s National Association of Chain Drug Stores Marketplace Meeting, which kicks off Sunday, June 23 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.

clock June 22, 2007Faye Brookman

Beauty Features

NACDS Makes Front-End Items a Focus

NACDS Marketplace is on an upswing.

clock June 22, 2007Andrea Nagel

Paper Shampoo melts when it hits water.

Beauty Features

Paper Line Delivers the Goods

London-based personal care brand Natural Products is clearly operated by neat freaks.

clock June 22, 2007Elizabeth Lee

Garnier Fructis' new packaging.

Beauty Features

Fructis Has New Look and Juice

Garnier Fructis, which launched in 2003, is out for a makeover.

clock June 22, 2007Andrea Nagel

Fashion Features

Dresses Still Strong in Chicago

Dresses showed staying power as a go-to item at this month’s apparel market, along with shimmering classic-cut pieces adorned with sequins, jewels and metallic thread.

clock June 22, 2007Beth Wilson


Schwarzman Honored At N.Y. Library Event

The accolades are piling up for financier Stephen A. Schwarzman.

clock June 22, 2007Molly Fergus

Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival

Fashion Features

Southern Comfort

A picturesque farm south of Nashville was the setting for this year’s Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, held June 14 to 17.

clock June 22, 2007WWD Staff


Ross Increasing Vietnam Investment

Financier Wilbur Ross Jr. is spending $100 million to expand his apparel and textile facilities in Vietnam, despite the uncertainty created by a U.S. program that could lead to higher duties on apparel imports from that country.

clock June 22, 2007Kristi Ellis


Positive Reviews for Liz Revamp

Analysts and consultants gave the thumbs-up to William L. McComb’s restructuring moves at Liz Claiborne Inc. and are waiting to see what the July 11 Investor Day will hold.

clock June 22, 2007Whitney Beckett


In Brief: IMG Hire… True Religion Swim

Sports, entertainment and media firm IMG tapped Maureen Reidy to be chief operating officer of its fashion division, a new post.

clock June 22, 2007WWD Staff

Merce Cunningham dancers will perform near the Glass House.


Celebrating Johnson’s Glass House, 40 Years Later

Those lucky enough to get tickets for Saturday’s inaugural gala picnic celebrating the first public viewing of Philip Johnson’s famed Glass House will have an aesthetically pleasing moveable feast.

clock June 22, 2007Rosemary Feitelberg

The new Umbra store in Toronto at night.


Umbra Lighting Up Toronto

Umbra home design products are sold in 75 countries, but the company settled in its hometown of Toronto to open its first freestanding store.

clock June 22, 2007Rosemary Feitelberg

Mr.'s fiberglass sculpture.


On The Drawing Board

Manga fans only have two more days to check out the Mr. exhibition at the Lehmann Maupin gallery in Manhattan.

clock June 22, 2007WWD Staff


Fashion Features

Buffing Up the Stars: Firms Hope Launches Spark Celebrity Scents

The celebrity fragrance growth engine began sputtering this year, but a new cast of high-profile faces aims to use their star power to reignite the six-year…

clock June 22, 2007Molly Prior and Julie Naughton

Mariah Carey at her scent event Monday.

Fashion Features

Ready for a Revival: More Stars Launch Scents

Your average celebrity may not care what the difference is between Moroccan incense and Manhattan street incense – but then again, your average celeb doesn’t have 500 hours of beauty school under her jeweled Roberto Cavalli evening-dress straps like…

clock June 22, 2007Julie Naughton

A John Galliano swimwear look.

Fashion Features

Galliano Dives Into Swim With New Beachwear Line

John Galliano has dallied with swimwear, but now he’s poised to make a real splash with his first women’s beachwear line for his own label.

clock June 22, 2007Katya Foreman


Ferragamo Inks Watch Deal With Timex

Salvatore Ferragamo has signed a 13-year license with Timex Group to launch a luxury collection of timepieces.

clock June 22, 2007Luisa Zargani

Agyness Deyn and Karen Elson with the Smithfield Mulberry bag.

Fashion Features

A Maturing Mulberry

British accessories and ready-to-wear brand Mulberry is branching out.

clock June 22, 2007Samantha Conti

Fashion Features

Jimmy Choo Looks to Lenses for Growth

Designer brands seeking growth are turning to eyewear to boost brand awareness and the bottom line.

clock June 22, 2007Sophia Chabbott

Charlotte Casiraghi, Princess Caroline of Monaco and Eugenie Niarchos.

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: MC Hammer… The Real Time… Politcial Briefs…

Andrea Casiraghi rallied his nearest and dearest to a lavish dinner and auction Wednesday night at Maxim’s in Paris to aid a cerebral palsy charity.

clock June 22, 2007WWD Staff

A dress look.

Fashion Features

Maurices Adds Plus-Size, Drops Men’s Wear Offerings

Maurices, the Duluth, Minn., chain owned by Dress Barn Inc., has entered the plus-size business and dropped men’s wear.

clock June 22, 2007David Moin


Global Trade Talks Break Off

Crucial trade talks among the U.S., the European Union, Brazil and India broke down on Thursday, dealing another blow to the six-year effort to reach a new agreement intended to pump billions into the worldwide economy.

clock June 22, 2007John Zarocostas

Beauty Features

Luxottica to Pay $2.1B for Oakley

Eyewear manufacturing giant Luxottica Group SpA is about to get even bigger.

clock June 22, 2007Amanda Kaiser

Dennis Basso


Accolade for Dennis Basso

For Dennis Basso, being named Fur New York’s 2007 “Man of the Year” was part of a long journey.

clock June 22, 2007Rosemary Feitelberg

Gene Pressman, Vera Wang and Noah Kerner at Bungalow 8.


Memo Pad: Power Of The Press… Designers Dispute… Hey, Daddy-O…

Luxury titan Bernard Arnault is becoming quite the press baron, too.

clock June 22, 2007WWD Staff


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Nick Kamen in Munich in 1987.


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