Mizrahi’s ‘Fab’ Debut

Isaac Mizrahi with QVC’s Lisa Robertson.

Famed designer Isaac Mizrahi introduced his debut fragrance, Fabulous—his first foray into the beauty world—during a live broadcast on September 6 for Fashion’s Night Out.

Coles To Edit Cosmo, Fulenwider Heading To Marie Claire

Joanna Coles, who has served as editor in chief of Marie Claire for 6 years, has been named editor of Cosmopolitan, effective September 10. She replaces longtime editor Kate White, who will remain at Hearst as an advisor, but has decided to focus on her writing and speaking career. Coles will report to Hearst Magazines president David Carey. Stepping into the top spot at Marie Claire vacated by Coles is Anne Fulenwider, who has served as the editor in chief of Brides since October 2011. She will also report to Carey.

Cosmopolitan is an iconic brand that resonates with women worldwide,” Coles said. “To be able to take over the flagship edition is both a huge challenge and an incredible opportunity. I relish the chance to put my stamp on Cosmo and make it the young woman’s ultimate playbook for confidence, choices and navigating change.”

“I am thrilled to return to Marie Claire as editor in chief,” said Fulenwider, who formerly served as the magazine’s executive editor. “I have such a strong attachment to the brand and what it delivers to the savvy, stylish women who read it.”

Rosen to Host Luxe Pack Panel

Noted designer Marc Rosen will moderate a panel at Luxe Pack Monaco on October 25 at 2:30 PM entitled “Curb Appeal: Creating Products/Packaging that are eye catching for Impulse Purchasing, Online.” Panelists will include: Dominic Burke, creative director of Webb DeVlam; Barbara LePortz, CEO of Fragrance Intelligence; Paul McLaughlin, vice president of creative for Elizabeth Arden; and Joanna Norman, founding director of Pandora Ltd.

The event, created by Rosen, who is the designer/president of Marc Rosen Associates, will explore the ways in which companies must create products and packaging that speaks to online shoppers as digital retailing becomes increasingly prevalent.

Kinerase Partners with ABCF

Kinerase, a sub-brand of Valeant Pharmaceuticals, will donate 20% of the proceeds from two anti-aging products to the American Breast Cancer Foundation (ABCF) throughout the month of October (when purchased at Ulta).

Products include the all-new Advanced Cream and Advanced Lotion. The American Breast Cancer Foundation provides screenings, diagnostic testing and treatment services to individuals and medical clinics at reduced fees or free of charge nationwide.

Laura Mercier Launches Ovarian Cancer Fund

Laura Mercier Cosmetics has launched an Ovarian Cancer Fund to raise awareness, support educational efforts and fund research of the disease—which is the number one killer among gynecological cancers.

This month, the brand will donate 100% of profits from two products—the Bonne Mine Healthy Glow for Face & Cheeks Crème Colour Palette and the Rose Hope Lip Glacé—to its Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund. Throughout September and October, the brand will also run public service announcements in leading magazines and launch a dedicated web initiative with mobile application, in-store merchandising and social media support to help educate women and drive donations. Donations have already been made to the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Cancer and Careers.

“Both Laura Mercier and I have been personally touched by ovarian cancer—I through my sister, who lost her battle with the disease, and Laura through a dear friend who has been fighting for years,” said Claudia Poccia, president and CEO of Gurwitch Products, LLC, which manufactures and distributes the brand.

“The mission of the Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund is at the core of our brand,” said Mercier, the brand’s global ambassador, “and we are committed to making a difference in the lives of women.”

Drell Szyfer Awarded by JWI

Jewish Women International (JWI) has selected Elana Drell Szyfer as one of its 2012 Woman to Watch. The CEO of AHAVA North America will be honored for her business acumen and for balancing career and motherhood at a gala event on December 3 at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park. She also appears in the fall issue of Jewish Woman alongside her nine fellow honorees.

Drell Szyfer was appointed general manager and subsequently CEO of AHAVA North America in January 2011 after a nearly 20-year career at Estée Lauder, L’Oréal and Avon. Under her tutelage at AHAVA, she has improved internal operations, refocused distribution channels, increased brand awareness, and led the business to strong double-digit growth.

“My job is to make the brand commercially successful, but I also have a responsibility to increase positive awareness surrounding Israel and its consumer goods industry,” Drell Szyfer told Jewish Woman of her work at AHAVA.