Beauty Insider Series - New York

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  • Jenny Fine, Beauty Inc.; Anastasia Soare, Anastasia Beverly Hills; Megan McIntyre, Refinery29; Kathryn Fernandez, Unilever; Tara Simon, Ulta Beauty
    Jenny Fine, Beauty Inc.; Anastasia Soare, Anastasia Beverly Hills; Megan McIntyre, Refinery29; Kathryn Fernandez, Unilever; Tara Simon, Ulta Beauty
  • Adriana Medina Baez, Givaudan; Raymond Cloosterman, Rituals; Camille McDonald, Bath and Body Works
    Adriana Medina Baez, Givaudan; Raymond Cloosterman, Rituals; Camille McDonald, Bath and Body Works
  • Thia Breen, The Estée Lauder Companies Inc; David Greenberg, Maybelline New York*Garnier*Essie; Laurie Dowley, Elizabeth Arden
    Thia Breen, The Estée Lauder Companies Inc; David Greenberg, Maybelline New York*Garnier*Essie; Laurie Dowley, Elizabeth Arden
  • Lynne Greene and Jane Lauder, The Estée Lauder Companies, Inc.
    Lynne Greene and Jane Lauder, The Estée Lauder Companies, Inc.
  • Jean-Marc Plisson, Fresh Inc.; Terry Darland, LVMH Beauty; Nicholas Munafo, LVMH Fragrance Brands & Acqua Di Parma
    Jean-Marc Plisson, Fresh Inc.; Terry Darland, LVMH Beauty; Nicholas Munafo, LVMH Fragrance Brands & Acqua Di Parma
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Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Beauty Insider Series - New York
Prestige Branding: Who's Winning and How

 

Speakers
Alexandre Choueiri Alexandre Choueiri
President, International Designer Collections,
L'Oréal USA
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Alexandre Choueiri is President of the International Designer Collections Division of L’Oreal USA, leading business growth for luxury brands such as Armani Beauty, Yves Saint Laurent Beauty, Ralph Lauren, Viktor & Rolf, Maison Margiela and other designer fragrances. As the head of this business unit, which is currently the second largest player in the US fragrance market, Alex is responsible for the strategic development of these brands in the U.S. with a team of over 600 employees and beauty advisors. His portfolio of fragrances include the #1 ranking men’s fragrance in the U.S., Acqua di Gio, and the #5 women’s fragrance Viktor and Rolf’s Flowerbomb. His division’s focus is on brand elevation with retail-centric strategies based on education, comparable growth, successful expansion, and digital centric initiatives. Alexandre moved to the U.S. from London in 2012, where he was General Manager of Lancôme for the UK and Ireland. Under Alex’s leadership, Lancôme had a successful turnaround with 4 years of consecutive growth in sales, strong market share gains on skincare, implementation of innovative retail strategies, new marketing, PR and digital campaigns. Prior to assuming this role, Alexandre held increasing roles of responsibility across L’Oreal worldwide, beginning in Italy as marketing manager then moving to Paris in the global makeup and skincare development responsibilities and became General Manager of Designer Brands for L’Oreal Luxe Australia. Alexandre’s career began at Bain & Company where he was a management consultant for 4 years. Alexandre is a graduate of the HEC School of Management, the leading business school in France. He currently lives in New York City with his wife and two children. He holds both Lebanese and French citizenships.
Terry Darland Terry Darland
President,
Parfums Christian Dior N.A.
Kirsten Kjaer Weis Kirsten Kjaer Weis
CEO,
Kjaer Weis
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Kirsten grew up on a farm in Denmark, and spent her childhood dreaming of big cities and world travel. After completing her studies, life was exactly that: she set about exploring the United States, eventually returning to Denmark. This time home would be Copenhagen, not the slow paced, rural life back in the countryside. On a whim, she enrolled in cosmetology school, where the studio owner took an interest in her, and encouraged her to move to Paris to finish her training at the prestigious Christian Chauveau School of Artistic Makeup. Looking back, Kirsten said, “I loved living in Paris. I found the art, the style, the culture of the city so inspirational. And the amazing teachers at the Chauveau School helped me realize how much I loved the creative aspect of makeup.” After completing the rigorous program at Christian’s school, she returned to Copenhagen, a move that fortuitously coincided with the opening of the city’s first artist’s agency. It was the early 90s, a time when the role of the make up artist was becoming more prominent. Remembers Kirsten, “Even when I began working as a makeup artist, models were sometimes still doing their own makeup.” They signed her right away, and soon her days were spent on photo shoots all over Europe and abroad. After years of refining her technique, it was time for a new challenge: New York City. Her skill and expertise landed her coveted gigs working on magazine covers and fashion editorials for the likes of Elle, Lucky, Marie Claire and Vogue. She also added to her portfolio new work from high-profile advertising campaigns and music videos. After years of living a globe-trotting, urban existence, Kirsten discovered a renewed appreciation for the beauty and natural simplicity of her country upbringing. “The longer I lived in cities, the more I missed the experience of nature I was so lucky to have growing up. I love the tranquility, peace and beauty of the natural world. It reminds me of why I created a line of organic makeup, and inspires its evolution.” Today, Kirsten is still based in New York and focuses 100% on running Kjaer Weis.
Tomoko Yamagishi-Dressler Tomoko Yamagishi-Dressler
SVP, Marketing and Sales, Ultra-Prestige Collection, Clé de Peau Beauté, RéVive,
Shiseido Cosmetics America
Moderated by Jenny B, Fine, WWD
 
DRESS CODE 
Dress code is business attire. No jeans are permitted at The Harmonie Club 
Location Harmonie Club
4 East 60th Street
New York NY, 10022
Schedule

5:30pm-6:30pm: Cocktails & Networking

6:30pm-7:30pm: Program

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Photography by Juergen Frank

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