Friday, November 30, 2007

Limited-Edition Candle

Who doesn’t enjoy the lovely scent of a mood-making candle? And if you can buy that candle for a good cause, all the better.

The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) is pleased to announce a partnership with Robin Coe-Hutshing, creator of BURN, to launch a limited edition candle to benefit the CFDA’s Fashion Targets Breast Cancer (FTBC) initiative. BURN will contribute all net profits of sales of the Burn Fresh SUGAR CANE BEACH Candle to FTBC. The candles will be available at Intermix stores nationwide, and online at

“Breast cancer is something that has touched my friends and family personally, so I was eager for an opportunity to support this effort,” said Robin Coe-Hutshing.

“Whether it is for men or women, for gifts or personal purchases, these candles are great way to support FTBC. And with the holidays just around the corner, this is the perfect way to give and get,” said Steven Kolb, executive director of the CFDA.

The product of years of obsession, Robin Coe-Hutshing and Jennifer Coe-Bakewell launched BURN Candles in 2003. An exercise in joining the perfumer’s art to an architectural dictum of simplicity and elegant form, BURN represents a luxurious departure from all other forays into candle making.

BURN shows the handiwork of the artisanal perfumer. Each fragrance is composed of a multitude of notes at the base, top and heart. They are-in fact-eau de parfums that are intended to scent your space as subtly, seductively and complexly as any fragrance you could ever wear.

The limited-edition BURN Fresh Sugar Cane Beach Candle, was developed exclusively for FTBC. It conjures a secret "locals only" tropical island beach at the edge of a sugar sane field and has addictive notes of fresh green sugar cane, lychee fruit, tropical mango, Tahitian vanilla bean, lemon peel & flower and papaya nectar. The retail price is $35.
About Cfda Fashion Targets Breast Cancer

Fashion Targets Breast Cancer (FTBC) began in 1994 as the U.S. fashion industry's response to breast cancer - a widely recognized effort that raises public awareness and funds to support breast cancer research, education, screening and patient care. Inspired by Ralph Lauren in memory of his late friend Nina Hyde, The Washington Post columnist who died of breast cancer, the campaign became an ongoing initiative of the CFDA Foundations - the philanthropic division of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), which represents over 270 of America's leading fashion designers. Since its launch, Fashion Targets Breast Cancer has become the worldwide fashion community's singular and most successful response to breast cancer - an issue of vital importance to its primary consumers: Women.

About Intermix
The BURN FTBC candle will be debuting at Intermix stores nationwide and online at

Intermix’s merchandising philosophy has won many loyal supporters. Merchandising according to look and lifestyle, never by brand or category, Intermix has found a unique way to appeal to fashionable women throughout the country. Intermix founders Khajak and Haro Keledjian started this concept fourteen years ago in New York City. Customers will find designer collections, luxury handbags, jewelry, footwear, denim and contemporary pieces from designers such as Catherine Malandrino, Stella McCartney, Herve Leger, Matthew Williamson, Michael Kors, Missoni, Jay Godfrey, Proenza Schouler, Yigal and Zac Posen.

About Robin Coe-Hutshing
Robin Coe-Hutshing showed an affinity for the world of fragrance and cosmetics early in childhood. While others played house, she played chemist gathering and pressing local flora into fragrant concoctions and mud baths while regularly plundering and sabotaging her mother’s pristine vanity.

After attending Reed College and the Fashion Institute of Technology she began her career as a Buyer at Bergdorf Goodman in New York.

Robin moved to California to work in Visual Merchandising for Macy’s West. A chance meeting with retail innovator Fred Segal presented the fortuitous opportunity to lease counter space within Fred Segal Santa Monica. Literally overnight, she and her sister Jennifer presented a plan for an innovative fragrance and cosmetics store. They opened STUDIO in November 1984.

Today, STUDIO has grown from that original counter to an over 4,000 square feet emporium of beauty products from all over the world. It has served as the launching pad for many of today’s most successful beauty companies.

As Creative Director, Robin spends much of her time researching new products and formulations. Using STUDIO at Fred Segal as a laboratory for forecasting climate and direction of the market, Robin serves as a keynote speaker, panelist and consultant to a variety of businesses and publications.

In 2003, Robin was recognized by her peers, and the industry at large when she received the Achiever Award presented by Cosmetic Executive Women.

Robin has worked as a consultant to a variety of niche and luxury brands and was instrumental in the development of the Stila brand- as the creator of all of their fragrances and fragrant ancillaries.

As usual, she is currently at work creating a variety of new products and brands, including expansion plans and additions to her own brands: Memoire Liquide Bespoke Perfumery, and BURN.

Robin lives in Pacific Palisades with her husband, Joe, a multi- Oscar winning feature film editor and their frequently shampooed standard poodle, Billie.