THE IMPRESSION COMPILES THE MOST IMPORTANT PROFESSIONAL FASHION MOVES OF THE WEEK.
BY TAYLOR RECCHIA
BRANDS & RETAILERS
John Demsey Promoted to Executive Group President at Estée Lauder
Group President at Estée Lauder Cos. Inc. since 2006, John Demsey has been promoted to Executive Group President. Demsey will add Clinique and the Center of Excellence for Creative to his responsibilities, which include Aramis and Designer Fragrances, Prescriptives, MAC Cosmetics, Bobbi Brown, Jo Malone London, Bumble and Bumble, Tom Ford, Smashbox, Rodin olio lusso, Le Labo, Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle and Glamglow.
Jane Hertzmark Hudis Promoted to Group President at Estée Lauder
Estée Lauder Cos. Inc. has promoted Jane Hertzmark Hudis from Global Brand President to Group President. Hudis, who served as Global Brand President since 2009, will continue to oversee Aerin while adding La Mer, Darphin, Origins and Aveda to her duties. Previously Hudis served as President of Origins as well as Beauty Bank, a division she founded in 2003 to develop new concepts.
James Seuss Steps Down as Hunter CEO to become CEO of The Rug Company
James Seuss has step down as CEO of London-based brand Hunter to become CEO of The Rug Company. Prior to joining Hunter, Seuss served as CEO of Tourneau LLC, and was CEO at Cole Haan. He previously held top management positions at Gucci Group, Harry Winston Diamond Corp., and Tiffany & Co. Christopher Sharp, who currently serves as CEO of The Rug Company, will remain as a non-executive board director.
Joel B. Ronkin Appointed CEO of Fekkai Brands and Luxe Brands
Hair-care, salon, and fragrance portfolio, Fekkai Brands and Luxe Brands, has tapped Joel B. Ronkin as CEO. Ronkin, who spent 16 years in various roles at Elizabeth Arden Inc., will seat on December 1st.
Stephanie Phair Exits as President of The Outnet
As part of the management resuffle in the wake of the merger at Yoox Net-a-porter Group, Stephanie Phair is leaving the firm after six years at the helm. Phair’s duties will be split and assumed by Shira Suveyke, VP Global Buying Director and Andres Sosa, Global Sales and Marketing Director.
Sandqvist Appoints Caroline Andersson CEO
Caroline Andersson has been named CEO of Sandqvist. Andersson will replace current CEO and founder of the Swedish accessories brand, Anton Sandqvist, who will step down at the end of the year. Prior to joining Sandqvist, Andersson served as Commercial Manager of Craft Sportswear.
Toby Bateman, previously Buying Director at Mr Porter, is now Managing Director for the firm.
Adrian Evans, previously Director of Strategy at the Net-a-porter Group, is now Commercial Director for the firm.
Lea Cranfield, previously Group Head of Merchandising for Net-a-porter Group, is now Merchandising Director for the firm.
Naomi Hewitt, previously Head of Human Resources for Net-a-porter Group, is now Director of People and Organization for the firm.
Paul Brennan, previously Group Merchandising Director for Net-a-porter Group, is now Deputy Director of the post-merger integration and operational excellence for the firm.
Hillary Littleton, previously PR Assistant at PR Consulting, is now PR and Special Event Coordinator for Women’s RTW and Contemporary at Saks Fifth Avenue.
David Kirschenbaum, previously PR Manager at Bloomingdale’s, is now PR Manager at Neiman Marcus.
Taylor Norman, previously Digital Partnerships Manager at Daylook, is now Digital Marketing and Social Media Manager at Citizens of Humanity.
Luciana Merlo, previously PR Assistant at DVF, has left the company.
Ian Tansley, previously Managing Director of Mr Porter, has left the company.
Condé Nast Closes Details Magazine
After 33 years in business, Condé Nast owned men’s lifestyle magazine, Details, will shutter their business after the December/January 2015/2016 issue. The publication was founded as an avant-garde magazine covering the downtown Manhattan scene and purchased by Condé Nast in 1998. Editor-in-Chief Dan Peres, and Publisher and Chief Revenue Officer Drew Schutte will be leaving Condé Nast.
Brendan Monaghan is now Publisher and Chief Revenue Officer of Condé Nast Traveler.
InStyle Taps Faye Penn Editorial Projects Director
Founder of online magazine ‘Brokelyn’ and former Executive Editor of the Observer, Faye Penn has been named Editorial Projects Director of InStyle. Penn will report to Ariel Foxman, Editorial Director of InStyle and People StyleWatch. Previously, Penn served as Features Editor for the New York Post and New York Magazine.
Self Magazine Publisher Mary Murcko Exits
Mary Murcko, who took on publishing duties at Condé Nast’s Self magazine almost two years ago, is leaving due to corporate restructuring. Her duties will be absorbed by Glamour’s Publisher and Chief Revenue Officer Connie Anne Phillips, who will oversee both titles. Prior to Self, Murcko was President of Sales at Gannett and held various roles at Rodale, including EVP/Group Publisher.
Sarah Vinas, previously Design Director at Glamour magazine, has left the company.
Gretchen Gunlocke Fenton, previously Accessories Director at Glamour magazine, has left the company.
Stephen Colvin, previously COO at Robb Report Media and President at Robb Report Digital, is now CEO.
Hilary Elkins, previously Senior Researcher at GQ, is now Research Director at Marie Claire.
Whitney Joiner, previously Senior Editor at Marie Claire, is now Contributing Editor.
Claire Fontanetta, previously Beauty Assistant at Marie Claire, is now Assistant Beauty Editor.
Caryn Prime, previously Deputy Director of Editorial Operations at Entertainment Weekly, is now Managing Editor at Marie Claire.
Lauren McCarthy, previously Accessories News Editor at WWD, is now Fashion News/Features Editor at Harper’s Bazaar.
Tyler McCall, previously Associate Media Manager at Vogue, is now Digital Fashion Editor at TeenVogue.com.
Robert Elder, previously VP of National Sales at Live Nation Entertainment, is now VP of sales at People.
Rebecca Malinsky, previously Deputy Fashion Market Director at Glamour, is now Fashion Market Director at Wall Street Journals’ Off Duty.
Lila Battis, previously Associate Editor at Men’s Health, is now Associate Editor at Travel + Leisure.
Abby Schreiber, previously Digital Managing Editor at PAPER, is now Senior Print Editor.
Mandi Norwood, previously SVP/Editorial Director at GreenGale Publishing (formerly Niche Media), is now Chief Editorial and Creative Officer.
Johnna Escobedo, previously Director of PR at Hearst, has left the company.
Booth Moore, previously Fashion Critic at the Los Angeles Times, has left the company.
Kristina Bonés, previously PR manager at Vince Camuto, is now Account Executive at Michele Marie PR.
Katherine O’Keefe, previously Account Executive at Nike Communications, is now Senior Account Manager at Purple PR.
Jasmine Blandford, previously RTW Account Manager at Seventh House PR, is now RTW Marketing Manager at IHPR.
Erin Brunner, previously Account Manager at Think PR, is now Lifestyle Director at LFB Media Group.
Maguire Steele announces its representation of Hellessy.
Karla Otto New York announces its representation of Sophia Webster.
PR Consulting announces its representation of Soebedar in the U.S.
Atelier Creative Services Inc. announces its representation of Thomas Sabo.
Alison Brod Public Relations announces its representation of RetailMeNot.
Brandstyle Communications announces its representation of Eloquii.
Mariposa Communications announces its representation of TWELVEoTWO.
Jennifer Bett Communications announces its representation of Rallier.
Cameo PR announces its representation of Jules Smith.
BPCM LA announces its representation of Edie Parker.
Film Fashion announces its representation of Gomez-Gracia.
Jennifer Bett Communications announces its representation of Rallier.