Today is the Fashion Group International's 16th annual Rising Star Awards Luncheon at Cipriani in New York City, and many of the "rising star" Nominees are from the beauty industry.
The Corporate Beauty/Fragrance Rising Star Nominees are: Alana Hawawini, Estee Lauder Companies; Ruhi Patil, IFF; Yadira Perez, Mane USA; and Samantha Giordano, Nars Cosmetics.
The Beauty and Fragrance Entrepreneur Rising Star Nominees are: Carlos Huber, Arquiste Parfumeur; Tony Perez and Meredith Waga of Belle Fleur NY; Katherine L'Heureux of Kahina Giving Beauty; Lisa Hoffman, of Lisa Hoffman Beauty; Joseph Quartana, Six Scents Parfums; and Julie Macklowe of VBeaute.
The nominees in the Retail category are Birchbox and Shen Beauty, which are up against FiveStory and Moda Operandi.
Fashion designer Ralph Rucci will be delivering the keynote address. Awards will be presented by fashion designer Derek Lam; Laura Slatkin of Slatkin/Nest fragrances; and Allure magaizne's Linda Wells, among others.