Photos courtesy of Patrick MacLeod

On the evening of January 30, WWD hosted a cocktail party for beauty’s power players and CEW’s Board in celebration of CEW’s 65th Anniversary. Held within a garden-themed room at Soho Nomo, more than 100 people gathered to network and nibble, and sip on the event’s signature drink, The CJ.

Kicking off the event was Jenny B. Fine, Executive Editor, Beauty, WWD and Beauty Inc., who thanked CEW’s President, Carlotta Jacobson, for being a mentor and friend over the years.

Carlotta returned the compliments, adding, “Jenny, I can’t think of anyone else who could have captured the heart and soul of CEW,” referring to the 40-page milestone WWD’s editors created for the occasion. “Our more than 15 years of partnership with WWD has allowed us to reach the entire industry.”

Carlotta, who has been President of CEW for 20 years, also thanked Robin Burns, who recruited her to CEW’s Board; Jill Scalamandre, Chairwoman, CEW; President, bareMinerals, Buxom, Shiseido Makeup and JWALK, her mentor, collaborator and advisor; Lisa Klein, SVP, CEW, – her confidante and partner; the CEW Board and staff.