Equinox Fitness Clubs Hires Vimla Black Gupta as Chief Marketing Officer

EQUINOX’S NEWEST MEMBER: Executives at Equinox Fitness Clubs know better than most the fusion of fitness and fashion. Perhaps with that in mind, the company’s new chief marketing officer Vimla Black Gupta was formerly at Bobbi Brown Cosmetics as senior vice president of global marketing.
Already at her new desk in Equinox’s corporate offices in New York, Gupta is in charge of marketing strategy development and execution for Equinox and its 91 fitness club locations. Still in expansion mode, the company will open locations on the Lower East Side’s Orchard Street, St. James in London and in Southport, Conn. next year.
With 25 years of experience, she left Estée Lauder last month after a nine-year run. She takes over responsibilities previously handled by Carlos Becil, who left Equinox in January. Gupta said of her career move, “Everything Equinox is is what I am about. I am so 100 percent committed to a life that is about supreme performance in every way, shape and form whether that is nutrition, fitness, a balanced lifestyle and the work that I do. When the opportunity to marry my passion for marketing to my passion in life came up, it was just something that I had to

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CBS Names Radha Subramanyam EVP, Chief Research and Analytics Officer, CBS TV Network

Radha Subramanyam was named executive vice president, chief research and analytics office of the CBS Television Network. She will report to David Poltrack, Chief Research Officer, CBS Corporation and President, CBS Vision and also working closely with Leslie Moonves, Chairman and CEO, CBS Corporation and the network’s leadership team. She begins on Nov. 6 and will be […]



Diesel Looks for Chair Executive Officer

Diesel is adding a new position to its organizational chart.
In keeping with the fashion label’s ironic and provocative approach, the company’s founder Renzo Rosso has posted a video on Thursday morning announcing that his firm is looking for a new chair executive officer.
“Our ceo has left, leaving an empty space in our hearts, but most importantly, an empty chair,” Rosso said, pointing to the major skill required for the position. “First of all, you have to be good at sitting.”

Starting from Thursday, candidates will have the chance to showcase their sitting skills by uploading a GIF or a video on Diesel’s Facebook page.
The winner of the contest will be named chair executive officer and will spend a week at the company’s headquarters in Breganze sitting on Diesel’s most important chair.

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Balmain Taps Txampi Diz as Chief Marketing Officer

LOOK AT DIZ: Balmain has lined up Txampi Diz as the house’s first chief marketing officer.
After more than 15 years at KCD Worldwide, Diz has exited as senior vice president and managing director of KCD Paris. What he won’t be relinquishing is an advisor role to KCD’s executive board of directors. Balmain is one of the American agency’s largest clients. Balmain’s team works with KCD’s offices in New York, Paris and London across all of its divisions — media relations, creative services and digital.
In step with Diz’s news, KCD Paris has promoted Alexis Arnault and Michele Giacalone to managing directors. Previously, the two men held the title of vice president of public relations. They will work with agency partner and managing director Laurence Laure. Arnault and Giacalone have been with the agency for 14 years and 6 years respectively.
In this new post, Diz is to oversee marketing, advertising, media relations and digital responsibilities. He will report to chief executive officer Massimo Piombini and he will work closely with creative director Olivier Rousteing. Diz has been very much part of Rouesting’s inner circle as he has amassed a colossal social media following, due partially to big-name fans like Kim Kardashian, Kanye West and

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Hickey Freeman Parent Names Chief Financial Officer

Luxury Men’s Apparel Group, the parent of Hickey Freeman, has named Mark Donovan executive vice president and chief financial officer. He will also serve as cfo of Hickey Freeman Tailored Clothing.
In this new position, Donovan will oversee all finance and consolidation for LMAG and serve as part of the company’s active acquisition team. He will also oversee the day-to-day financial operations for Hickey Freeman. He will report to Stephen Granovsky, chief executive officer of LMAG and Hickey Freeman.
Donovan, who will be based at Hickey Freeman’s headquarters in Rochester, N.Y., has held several senior-level retail and financial positions in the U.S. and Canada, including chief operating officer and cfo of Robert Talbott and Friedman’s Jewelers.
“I’ve known Mark for many years and I am delighted he will be joining our senior team. He will lead our efforts to bring greater financial disciplines to Hickey Freeman and will also be a very important facilitator of our efforts to not only grow LMAG’s portfolio of brands, but also bring synergies to the ones we already own,” Granovsky said.
In addition to Hickey Freeman, the Toronto-based LMAG also owns Samuelsohn Ltd., Culturata, H-American Tailor and Lipson Shirtmakers.
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Bouchra Jarrar Promoted to Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters

HONORS 2.0: Bouchra Jarrar was promoted to Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters in a ceremony in Paris on Wednesday at Palais Galliera, the Paris fashion museum.
The Lanvin designer received the honor from former culture minister Audrey Azoulay. Guests included director Nicole Garcia, actress Rachida Brakni, singer Keren Ann, sound designer Frédéric Sanchez, makeup artist Tom Pecheux, photographer Dominique Issermann and ex-justice minister Christiane Taubira.
Jarrar, who headed her own label before joining Lanvin last year, has worked for brands including Capucine Puerari, Jean Paul Gaultier, Balenciaga, Scherrer and Christian Lacroix. She was made a Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters in 2012.
“I love what I do, I love making it and I like working with a team,” she said. “I am fortunate enough to create beautiful things because I am always surrounded by kindly souls. Nurturing positivity is all that interests me. I don’t care about anything else.”
Azoulay pointed to their shared Moroccan heritage, noting that Jarrar — who was born in Cannes on the French Riviera — learned about sewing from her father.
“Your creations today are those of an artist, but shaped by a learning process. In that sense, I consider it a republican journey because

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Florida Woman Took Photo with Slain Police Officer Just Minutes Before He Died in London Attack

A Florida mother vacationing in London snapped a picture with police officer Keith Palmer just minutes before he was killed in Wednesday’s terror attack on Parliament.

Staci Martin said she was visiting London for the first time over spring break when she stumbled upon the 48-year-old officer wearing a “funny hat,” she told WPTV.

“I see his hat and I’m like, ‘I have to take a picture of him with his hat,” she told the station, noting that the attacks occurred less than an hour after the photo was taken. “We got in an Uber not even 15 seconds later, we turned to the corner and this guy came up to the window and was like, ‘there was a shooting, there was a shooting.”

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Palmer was among four victims killed in the deadly car and knife attack outside U.K. Parliament. The assailant — identified by Scotland Yard as U.K. native Khalid Masood — careened through the area at about 2:40 p.m. local time, hitting dozens of pedestrians before crashing into the gate outside the Palace of Westminster.

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He got out of the vehicle and stabbed Palmer before being killed by guards, authorities said. Scotland Yard is calling the incident terrorism.

Martin said she saw Palmer’s picture in media after the attack and couldn’t believe her eyes.

“They put his picture up and I said, ‘I think that’s the guy’ and my husband and daughter thought I was crazy,” she told WPTV. “We just couldn’t believe it.”

In the photo, Martin is shown smiling wide while Palmer, who appeared to be on duty at the time, gave a small smirk.

She wrote of the photo in a Facebook post, according to WFTS.

“At 1:52 p.m., we were walking passed Parliament and I saw an officer. I liked his funny hat so I asked him if we could take a picture … He was very polite,” she wrote.

“At 2:40 he was fatally stabbed by the terrorist and died leaving behind a wife and children.”

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Prime Minister May said the attacker was British-born and known to authorities, the Associated Press reports.

In the wake of the incident, authorities arrested eight people in raids around Britain, according to CNN. Their connection to the attack was not immediately clear.

Martin told WFTS that she is shocked by the timing of the events.

“You think if I had only been there a half an hour later in the exact spot,” she said. “You can call it God or fate or whatever you want to call it, it’s a little bit surreal for sure.”


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Randa Shifts Executives in Luggage, Wallets; Names Chief Operating Officer

Randa Accessories has repositioned some of the senior managers in its luggage and wallets and seasonal accessories divisions and also named a new chief operating officer.
Under the restructuring, Brad Kovaly has been named president of Randa luggage. Kovaly has 25 years of experience at the company, starting in the neckwear division, then managing a newly acquired leather goods business, and most recently, was chief operating officer.
As head of the luggage division, which designs, produces and distributes Columbia, Timberland, Nautica, Chaps, Vince Camuto, Weatherproof, Nine West and others, Kovaly will concentrate on the growing market of innovative travel solutions and technology.
“Having a longstanding history with Randa, I look forward to this new challenge to help shape and define our luggage division and the industry as a whole,” Kovaly said. “By leveraging our strengths and investing in our core competencies, we will continue to grow our current business while developing new product and distribution opportunities.” Succeeding Kovaly as chief operating officer is Ed Turner, a 20-year Randa veteran who has experience in sales, merchandising, sourcing and brand management. Most recently, Turner was president of Randa’s wallets and seasonal accessories division.
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Gap Veteran Calandra to Join Tailored Brands as Chief Financial Officer

Jack Calandra will join Tailored Brands Inc. as executive vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer, effective Jan. 3.
Calandra, who has an extensive background in the retail and consumer products industry, including 10 years with The Gap, will oversee corporate finance, accounting, treasury and investor relations for the Fremont, Calif.-based retailer. He will also serve on the company’s executive committee. Calandra will report to president and chief executive officer Doug Ewert.
“Throughout his career, Jack has demonstrated dynamic and strategic financial leadership at Fortune 500 retail and consumer brands and I am pleased to welcome him to Tailored Brands,” said Ewert. “He will be an exceptional addition to our team as we leverage our position as a leading authority on men’s wear to deliver an unparalleled customer experience in today’s omnichannel world.”
Calandra said he looked forward to “supporting our growth through disciplined financial management.”
Calandra was most recently senior vice president of corporate finance and investor relations for The Gap Inc., where he had worked for the past decade. During his time at Gap, he was cfo of the Banana Republic Global division and of Gap Direct, the e-commerce division. While at Gap Direct, Calandra played a key role in the acquisition of Athleta.

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Ilie Wacs And Deborah Strobin, Holocaust Survivors, Search For SS Officer Alois, Who Saved Their Family On Kristallnacht

Ilie Wacs and Deborah Strobin will never forget the terror they felt as they hid inside their apartment in Austria while the sound of Nazi boots drew closer on November 9th and 10th in 1938. They didn’t make a sound on the fateful night of Kristallnacht, known to many Jews as “The Night of Broken Glass,” but their silence wasn’t the only reason that they and their family were spared from the violence.

Their deliverance came in an unexpected form — that of a young Nazi SS officer named Alois, who worked for their father, Mortiz Wachs, at his tailoring business in Vienna. Alois alerted the Wachs of the upcoming pogrom, and urged them to leave Austria before August 31, 1939, which was the day before Germany invaded Poland and World War II broke out.

Wacs, who was eleven at the time, recalls how Alois’ protection helped them remain safe on Kristallnacht in the book, “An Uncommon Journey,” that he co-authored with his sister, Deborah Strobin:

Alois came to our house. His tone was quite grave, and he convinced Papa that something terrible was going to happen. I could tell it was dangerous for him even to be seen in our home. He told Papa, “Gather your family tonight. Tell them to come here. Keep everyone inside. You will not be touched.”

Our building did not have an elevator, only stone steps. I stood inside the door, and I heard hobnail boots coming up, click, click, click, and click. I heard men’s voices. I heard the boots stop at our door, and then I heard them move on. They never even knocked. We were passed over. We were shielded by Alois. We were saved.

The family managed to escape into Italy, then to Shanghai, and the siblings now reside in New York City. They’ve recounted their family history in their book, “An Uncommon Journey,” but one question remains unanswered– what happened to Alois? Wacs and Strobin are on a mission to find him with the little information that they have, so they can honor him with the title of “Righteous Gentile.”

Wacs told The Huffington Post that if he found Alois or his descendants, “I would thank him for saving our lives.” He continued, “To me, it is somewhat of a mystery why a person would be willing to sacrifice his family– because that was what was at stake! But some people did it. If we do find him, he would deservedly be one of the Righteous Gentiles.”

He shared more thoughts about his experience, remarking that many people ask him questions about what he thinks is the moral of the story.

In response, Wacs said, “There is no moral. Life is random. Survival is primarily a matter of luck. We survived because of that man, but if that man hadn’t been around, we wouldn’t have survived. It’s difficult to draw moral conclusions.”

Recalling how he and his family stayed alive, Wacs commented, “The only thing I keep saying, is that the only thing you can do in situations like that, is to be optimistic.”

The siblings will share their story on November 10th at the Simon Wiesenthal Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, marking the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht. This follows an art opening on Thursday, November 7th, at the Museum of Tolerance New York, which will host a month-long showing of Wac’s artwork. The exhibit, “A Gathering Storm: The Vienna Papers, 1938” is a collection that draws inspiration from the official documents associated with their lives and identities.

See family photos as well as selected art from Wacs here:

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