L’Oreal Hit the Record

French beauty & cosmetics giant L’Oreal has announced a record profit in 2013 through sales of Garnier shampoos, Maybelline makeup as well as its additional beauty offerings.

L’Oreal reported net profit of €2.96 billion ($4.9 billion) last year, up 3.2% from €2.87b in 2012.

The company is 29.5% owned by Swiss food giant Nestle, who have also had a rise in profitability reaching a record rise of 16.9 per cent in 2013 sales.

Companies behind L’Oreal include Maybelline, Garnier, Lancôme and The Body Shop.

Cara Delevingne – from Runway to Designer

British model Cara Delevingne has collaborated with luxury fashion label, Mulberry, to design a range of bags.

Cara has been the face of two recent campaigns for the British brand, and launched her Made in England collection at the prestigious London hotel, Claridge’s, on Sunday 16th February.

A press release about the exciting collaboration read: ‘Mulberry is delighted to announce a creative collaboration with Cara Delevingne, an iconic British model, up and coming actress and music maker. Cara is internationally renowned for her unique style’.

Shop the collection here.

Photo: crizeel ong

Photo: crizeel ong

Aromatherapy Associates Acquisition

UK-based premium spa and skin care brand, Aromatherapy Associates, has been acquired by B&B Investment Partners.

Aromatherapy Associates was co-founded by Geraldine Howard in 1985 and supplies aromatherapy products to over 400 customers in 40 countries. Since December 2009, the majority of the company has been owned by Ian Richardson and Dr Magdy Ishak via their investment company, Optivi Limited.

Commenting on the acquisition, Geraldine Howard said “B&B totally understands the vision of our business and the development plans for the future. They bring more than just investment, they bring expertise and support that will help the team and myself grow the business at an accelerated pace. We now have all the ingredients to further develop a highly successful premium spa and retail brand across multiple channels, globally.”

Liz Earle’s New Recruit

Multi-award winning natural skincare company, Liz Earle, has announced the appointment of Arnaud Meyselle as Managing Director!

An international business leader, Arnaud has worked for John Frieda, Garnier, Martini and L’Oréal.

Arnaud has a wealth of e-commerce, global and premium beauty knowledge and has over a decade of experience in roles such as General Manager UK, International Haircare Manager, European Marketing Director and Senior Category Director. He will now be focussing on expanding international business for the Liz Earle brand.

Illamasqua Nominated for Alt fashion Award

Illamasqua have been nominated for Alt fashion’s ‘UK Company’ award!

Alt fashion is a UK-Based fashion magazine & website, promoting alternative fashion brands, designers, events, models & photographers.

The company launched an annual End of Year Poll back in 2007 – allowing readers to vote for their favourite UK Company, Site, Model, Designer, Shop and now Photographer, with separate categories for international contestants.

The overall winner for each Alt fashion category will be announced on 31st of January.

To vote for Illamasqua or another of the listed companies, click here.

New Website Launch

We are delighted to launch the Veblen site which we hope gives a clear message of who we are and what we do.

We wanted to create a clean and stylish design with great functionality and we hope we have achieved this.

The Veblen site is fully responsive and can be viewed easily on all devices, so please regularly visit to stay ahead of industry news and business activity.

The site will showcase information about interesting assignments we have worked on and we hope to educate our clients and candidates in an innovative way about the unique way in which we work.

We will also keep you updated about the industry events we attend ranging from exhibitions, seminars to simple networking events that would be of interest to both clients & candidates.