Andrea Robinson is legendary in the fashion and beauty business.
In a career spanning over 40 years, she's revolutionized the way women look and the way they feel about beauty. From her early days as beauty editor of Vogue, working alongside Alexander Liberman and Grace Mirabella, and as fashion editor of Mademoiselle and creative director of Seventeen magazine – to more recently running the Ralph Lauren beauty brand and building the Tom Ford beauty business from scratch, Andrea has earned a reputation for always being the first.
Andrea modernized the business of cosmetics by inventing the "naked" or natural makeup trend and the longwearing lipstick trend when she was President of Ultima II...both major beauty concepts that continue to engage the interest of women. She's worked with every great fashion photographer, hairstylist and make up artist over the past 40 years.
Andrea is also a business leader. As President of Ralph Lauren Fragrances, she worked hand in hand with Ralph Lauren during an eight year period of unprecedented growth. She went on to launch the Tom Ford Fragrance and Beauty business for Estée Lauder – in addition to assuming the role of Chief Marketing Officer at Estée Lauder.
Andrea's mission in the beauty business has been to help women look like themselves, only better. This concept has driven her revolutionary beauty industry trends and fostered her passionate interest in cosmetics for her generation. She is currently developing her own cosmetic brand for women 50 and over.
Andrea has served on the boards of Cosmetic Executive Women and The Fashion Group International and has been recognized as an innovative business leader with multiple awards such as Cosmetic Executive Women's "Legend and Leaders" award, Women's Wear Daily's "Marketing Innovator of the Year" award, and several FIFI awards (the Oscars of the beauty industry).
Andrea has two adult children and lives in New York City.