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Live From New York: Shopping for Necessity, Not Luxury

By: Nancy Jeffries
Posted: February 4, 2009, from the February 2009 issue of GCI Magazine.

Celebrating the launch of Coty's latest Nautica fragrance, Ocean. From left, Bernd Beetz, CEO, Coty; Karen Murray, president, Nautica; Andy Sharpless, CEO, Oceana; and Steve Mormoris, senior vice president, global marketing, Coty.

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Maybelline New York celebrated its fourth annual Beauty of Education dinner at the Trustees Room of the New York Public Library, honoring ten women who have harnessed the power of education with constructive and inspiring accomplishments, presenting each with a $10,000 grant.

Tomiko Fraser, Maybelline New York’s brand ambassador, introduced the honorees, beginning with Deborah Sims, founder of Hopes for Higher Education, which works to improve educational access for the vulnerable population aging out of the foster care system. “An education is a gift that no one can take away from you,” said Sims, who herself grew up in foster care.

“It’s not so much about how you appear to other people, but how you see yourself,” said David Greenberg, president of Maybelline New York. “At the end of the day, leadership comes down to role models, and the people who participate in your programs will become the next role models.”

SCC Annual Meeting

The Society of Cosmetic Chemists held its annual scientific meeting and technology showcase at New York’s Hilton Hotel.

Dr. Linda Rhein, president, SCC, provided the opening remarks, highlighting the presentations, which this year included a discussion on the potential for tissue engineering, diagnostic spectroscopy of the skin and the latest scientific achievements in skin, hair and cosmetic science. Wil Hemker, chair, Committee on Scientific Affairs (COSA), said: “The scientific areas being researched today are pushing the envelope in [the] cosmetic chemistry.”