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Fashion house Liz Claiborne Inc. says founder Liz Claiborne, whose styles became an important influence for career women in the 1970s and 1980s, died Tuesday.
Claiborne died in New York after suffering from cancer. She was 78.
Claiborne died at New York Presbyterian Hospital, her personal assistant Gwen Satterfield said today.
Legendary makeup men, The Westmores of Hollywood will receive their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2008. The official word came from Hollywood's honorary mayor, and walk of fame chairman, Johnny Grant. “Today I am happy to announce an array of celebrities who have earned this recognition for a combination of professional achievement and community involvement.”
Pioneers of their industry, the Westmores helped create and define the role of makeup artists in motion pictures. Wigmaker George Westmore made history when he opened the first makeup department in 1917 at Selig Studios. George's oldest sons, Monte, Ern, Perc and Wally, went on to open their own makeup departments at Warner Brothers, RKO and Paramount. By the 1930s, nearly every motion picture studio had a Westmore heading up its makeup department. In 1935, the brothers teamed up to open the opulent salon called The House of Westmore on 6638 Sunset Strip. Bud Westmore ran the makeup department at Universal for 24 years where he created the Creature from the Black Lagoon. Youngest son Frank was a freelance makeup artist and worked with Cecil B. DeMille on the Ten Commandments and wrote a family biography appropriately titled, The Westmore's of Hollywood.
The third generation Westmore brothers, Monty Jr., Marvin and Michael have all made their own significant mark in Hollywood. Monty Jr. was personal makeup artist to Paul Newman and Joan Crawford. Marvin created the fashion forward makeup for the epic film Blade Runner and Michael is the mastermind behind the alien creations on the Star Trek series and won an Oscar for his work on Mask.
Clarice’s Creating Beautiful Looks in Wheaton, IL, is celebrating its 18-year anniversary. Owner and esthetician Clarice Loiacono runs one of the longest existing day spas in the area and offers signature treatments such as the Queen Pedicure and the Clarice’s Complete facial. Loiacono, who is an industry veteran of more than 25 years, has previously presented select treatments for Cosmetologists Chicago and the American Association of Esthetic Education. She also has been a speaker at Face & Body Spa & Healthy Aging Conference and Expo and taught skin care classes at the Illinois Cosmetology School Teachers Association. 630-690-2266
Michael Coe, former CEO of Gene Juarez Salons & Spas, passed away February 10, 2007, from liver disease. Memorials can be made in Mr. Coe's name to the University of Washington Medical Center Liver Transplant Program (1959 N.E. Pacific St., P.O. Box 356174, Seattle, WA 98195), Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (1100 Fairview Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98109) or Life Support Kittitas County (P.O. Box 264, Cle Elum, WA 98943).
Linda Brewer, industry pioneer and advisory board member for The Day Spa Associaton, passed away in February after battling ovarian cancer. She helped found both the American Cancer Society's Look Good ... Feel Better program and the Uniquely-U Organization, a charity that focused on rehabilitative cosmetic procedures. In leiu of flowers, donations should be sent to Uniquely-U, Commonwealth Bank & Trust, 1404 Evergreen Road, Anchorage, KY 40223.
The National Society of Paramedical Esthetic Professionals named Chere Holland its new director. 501-801-1607
Helga Van Dyke, creator and CEO of the Helga Van Dyke Skin Care Company and ReViate skin care products, passed away on the evening of January 9, 2007, after battling a long-term illness. She was involved in the well-being of skin care for almost 40 years and had personally touched the lives of thousands of individuals across the country. Her son, David Van Dyke, continues as president of the company.
Frederic Holzberger, founder and president of Aveda Fredric’s Corporation, has received the President’s Environmental Award in recognition of his vision, desire and ability to be environmental at all levels of his business. 877-283-3233
Aveda bestowed its first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award to Frederic Holzberger, founder and president of Fredric’s Corporation and owner of two Aveda Fredric’s Institutes, in October. Holzberger also was inducted into the Business Hall of Fame by the Junior Achievement of Greater Butler County (Ohio) that same month. 513-874-2226, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jim Root, general manager of spa operations for The Spa at Sea Island, has been elected chairman of the International SPA Association (ISPA). 800-732-4752