Imagine an European Spa, sophisticated, beautiful, full service, with enough resources to change you into a new woman ! Belas Artistry Spa is a dream to all women that have been waiting for this moment, you will find a retreat, to turn yourself beautiful, skinnier, healthier, and even transform you into a business woman with great potential. Continue reading
CANNES, France, May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –AVAKIAN jewellery was chosen by celebrities for the amfAR Gala Dinner in Capd’Antibes, France.
Actress Ornella Muti wore a unique 40ct Heart shape emerald and sapphire necklace by AVAKIAN with a 10ct oval sapphire ring and sapphire and diamond cuff bracelet. http://www.avakian.com/ [http://www.avakian.com
Orlando Magic guard Jameer Nelson presented Runway To Hope with a check for $25,000 at their 2013 Spring Fashion Soiree fundraiser on Saturday, May 11. Nelson also served as a “celebrity escort” during the fashion show to support the organization at their annual fundraiser.
“I truly adore what this foundation is about,” said Nelson. “Hopefully one day we can find a cure for childhood cancer…From my heart I think this is a great cause, it’s such an honor to be involved in it.” Continue reading
Jai Gallery & Awaken Magazine Launch The Fashion Lounge Orlando
Orlando, April 2013 – On Thursday May 16th from 6-10pm, Jai Gallery and partners Awaken Magazine and Shel Marks PR will hold their premiere monthly event: THE FASHION LOUNGE Orlando. The event will take place at Jai Gallery, in the Exchange Building, 101 S. Garland Ave, (at the corner of Pine and Garland), Downtown Orlando.
Jai Gallery Director, Coralie Claeysen-Gleyzon explains her vision and The Fashion Lounge’s purpose as fulfilling a need in the Orlando Fashion scene. She says “for a couple of years I have been researching Orlando’sfashion industry, specifically looking for emerging designers and fashion creatives at great lengths… the Fashion Creatives are there but finding them is a daunting task. Jai Gallery wants to provide them with exposure, by holding a monthly Fashion Lounge, enabling Central Florida’s designers to network, showcase their designs, get feedback and ultimately grow their career. I strongly believe this endeavor will in turn add to the creative vibe of the city”.
The Fashion Lounge will feature established and emerging artists in the following categories: Fashion Design, Art Direction, Fashion Photography, Makeup, Hair, Modeling, Jewelry, DJing and VJing. Send portfolios (no more than 5 images and 140 words) for consideration to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note this is an open call for portfolios with no deadline since this will be a recurring event, your portfolio may be kept on file for future events.
Professionals in the industry are also called to present their work, to come scouting for new talent or just enjoy an evening with like-minded fabulous creatives, in a venue filled with glitz, glamour, great music and ambiance. A cash bar will be on the premises. Photography is REQUIRED! There is no dress code: Be yourself and wear what you want, dress to impress or dress to observe. That’s the purpose of the event.
The evening will present 3 designers each month, on the hour: at 7pm, 8pm and 9pm. The rest of the evening will allow participants to mingle and appreciate the beautiful art Jai Gallery has to offer.
Further opportunities will include a competition every 6 months, the possibility to be featured in AWAKEN Magazine and to be exhibited at JAI Gallery.
Go bare this April when bareMinerals kicks off its nationwide “GO BARE” tour with a decked out, dazzling pop-up boutique-meets-lounge and a traveling team of complexion experts devoted to helping women discover their best skin ever, thanks to the flawless coverage and no-makeup look and feel of bareMinerals ORIGINAL Foundation and their newest game-changer, bareMinerals READY® Foundation.
bareMinerals believes the world needs a major makeup intervention. No more embarrassing “foundation face,” and no more hiding beneath layers of heavy, cakey makeup. The GO BARE tour is a one-stop shop for beauty tips, tricks, treats, and more and will be setting up shop at a variety of community events and locations during their 6-city tour running from April through October 2013, offering complimentary foundation fittings, personalized application tips and deluxe samples to women across the US.
Bare your skin, and the rest will follow. bareMinerals is asking women to #GOBARE through a digital campaign designed to reveal anything and everything, including women’s secret indulgences, for a chance to have it brought to life in a special and unique way for select fans. A camera crew will be stopping in cities across the country to surprise select fans from Twitter and document their secret indulgence being brought to life. The special video series will be released on the bareMinerals YouTube channel. Watch the kick-off pilot here.
To indulge all bare skin beauties that stop by the tour, a Twitter-activated bareMinerals vending machine will also be on-site to unlock surprise gifts after tweeting their secret indulgences to @bareMinerals using #GOBARE.
Kicking off the tour April 25-April 28 in Washington D.C. as the official beauty sponsor of the Nike Women Half Marathon DC, a race to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the pop-up boutique will showcase the brand’s newly evolved store design infused with glamour, sophistication and wit which will roll out to select doors nationwide this spring.
Mimicking their new retail footprint, the pop-up is designed to be the ultimate playground to experience bareMinerals award-winning foundations plus much more, and the friendly and inviting, easy-to-navigate atmosphere includes self-service areas that encourage discovery and experimentation, a beauty bar for personalized make-unders, and plush lounge areas (complete with photo opportunities) for women to relax and unwind. To provide a full-service experience, bareMinerals will be utilizing a new mobile Point of Sale system to sell select products on-site and will offer a free bareMinerals READY® 2.0 Eyeshadow with any purchase.
For more information on the tour, please visit www.gobaretour.com
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Millions Around the World Unite to Bring Global Awareness to Children’s Health and Education by Going Without Shoes
On Tuesday, April 16, TOMS will ask the world to go without shoes for its anticipated annual One Day Without Shoes event. This is the day each year that TOMS (www.TOMS.com) raises awareness about children’s health and education. Events will take place globally in New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, London, Amsterdam, Seoul, and Tokyo to name a few major cities. Continue reading
MAGNUM® Ice Cream announced today the U.S. introduction of MAGNUM® Gold?!, the world’s first golden ice cream bar and a uniquely indulgent treat that is truly as good as gold. In celebration of the launch, American fashion designer Zac Posen created a one-of-a-kind, 24-karat gold dress inspired by Magnum Gold?! – valued at $1.5 million – to debut in a short film starring actor Joe Manganiello, during the Tribeca Film Festival on Thursday, April 18. Continue reading
Available in bright summer colors of the season, the Devi Kroell dog accessories offer a playful alternative to the classic collars and leashes. Retailing at $490 and $990 respectively, the Devi Kroell limited edition dog collars and leashes are sold at their 717 Madison Avenue New York flagship store and their 23 Main Street East Hampton boutique.
Specializing in exotic skins, Devi Kroell combines flawless craftsmanship and highest quality materials with modern design.
For more details, please visit www.devikroell.com.
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Stockholm-Based Fashion Sock Brand Sets Up Shop in SoHo
On April 5th, Happy Socks will open the doors to its first U.S. concept store, located in Manhattan at 436 West Broadway, between Prince and Spring Streets. Launched in Stockholm in 2008, Happy Socks has grown into a global brand that is synonymous with style, joy, fun, and happiness. Via its exclusive North American licensee, United Legwear Co., LLC (ULC), Happy Socks is now available at retailers such as Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom, Opening Ceremony, Madewell and many specialty and online shops. Continue reading
PANDORA has transformed its popular crown charm into a statement pendant fit for a queen. The oversized necklace pendant is crafted from sterling silver and set with 48 clear cubic zirconia stones. The elegant, hand-finished pendant coordinates beautifully with this season’s new sterling silver royal crown stud earrings and two new stackable sterling silver rings, which each feature 10 bezel-set cubic zirconia stones. The newest pieces are a perfect complement to the existing sterling silver or 14k gold and diamond crown charms from PANDORA’s existing assortment of charms. Continue reading
Angels & Artists series ends with final video featuring Rihanna track
Victoria’s Secret Angels Alessandra Ambrosio, Candice Swanepoel and Karlie Kloss showcase the latest and hottest style of the Victoria’s Secret swim collection in Los Angeles. To celebrate the Swim 2013 season, the Angels arrived wearing the sexiest styles of the season against a glamorous backdrop. Some of the new styles for Swim 2013 collection include the Fabulous Push-up Bikini, the Very Sexy Bandeau, and the Unforgettable Demi Bikini plus the return of the Beach Sexy Bikini Mixer–a modern and fun way to mix and match top and bottom styles to create perfect suit for every personality and shape. Continue reading
For her concert entrance, RIHANNA wore a black floor-length ruffled silk crepe cape with 3D collar embroideries and black nappa leather thigh high boots with lacing details. Inspired by the house’s timeless organza cape, the custom made version for Rihanna is the first piece to appear on stage, dark and romantic, before the costume’s big reveal.
For 2013, Brand Adds Two Updated Models and Relaunches Website
With the mission of outfitting trendsetters around the world, Onitsuka Tiger kicks off 2013 with two exciting launches. The brand is proud to release a new iteration of its classic shoe, the TIGER CORSAIR®, and a variation of the popular MEXICO 66®, the RIO RUNNER(TM). Complementing these introductions, Onitsuka Tiger has revamped the brand website to feature a more graphic, visual and user-friendly interface for fans and consumers Continue reading
Sole Society, a leading direct-to-consumer brand of on-trend designer women’s footwear, continues its commitment to offering consumers affordable fashion with the launch of their much anticipated line of handbags and jewelry. Launched today, the new Sole Society handbag collection features four authentic leather styles in multiple color combinations ranging from basic black to haute hues such as cobalt blue. The Sole Society jewelry collection will incorporate a range of trend stories such as luxe metallics and rich jewel tones with necklaces, bracelets, cuffs, rings and more introduced on www.solesociety.com in April. New exclusive styles of handbags and jewelry will release monthly. Continue reading
This spring PANDORA takes its inspiration from the cherry blossom tree, known for its short yet brilliant blooming season, to unveil a collection of hand-finished charms, rings, earrings and pendants.
Sure to capture the hearts of many is a stunning statement ring designed to look like a bouquet of cherry blossoms made with sterling silver and pink enamel flower embellishments topped with seven lustrous white freshwater cultured pearls. For women who prefer stackable rings, PANDORA features a delicate ring with one pink enamel cherry blossom set atop a thin band of sterling silver or 14k gold. Continue reading
A sense of richness and romance dominated the spring 2013 makeup runway looks with colored smoky eyes, apricot cheeks, and dewy lips. To tailor to the spring and summer trends, the new ARTISTRY(®) Enchanted Garden Collection was inspired by lavish gardens for eyes, cheeks, and lips. The Water Color Eye Shadows – a new dual phase, water base to powder finish – come in two palettes, each with a trio of luminous shades. Lips and cheeks are enhanced with fresh, sheer bouquets of color for a springtime glow. This limited-edition palette of petal-soft shimmering shades will inspire your own enchanted look. watch a VIDEO Continue reading
WITH OVER 60 DESIGNERS AND 100 CELEBRITY GUESTS
Miami will be dressed with glamour and excitement for the arrival of one of the most anticipated events of the year.
For Immediate Release
Miami, FL – Everything is set for the start of the most anticipated event of the year: Miami Fashion Week which celebrates its 15th anniversary this year.
From March 20th to the 23rd, the Miami Beach Convention Center will be the center of attraction for all fashionistas with the arrival of more than 60 designers, who will be presenting their exclusive showcases and over 100 celebrity guests who are expected to attend.
Designers from around the world such as Carlos Miele, Julian Chang, Nicolas Felizola, Petit Pois by Viviana G, Itala Testino, Erin Healy, Cynthia Rodriguez, Lisu Vega, Kaynce Armstrong, Lola Kids, Finicky Stitches, Galo Sanchez, Tiffany Chimere, Lauren Adams Ken Wrony, Violet Luck, Duski Orascanin, Jessica Decata, Obeemaa, are just some of those who will be presenting on the runway. Continue reading
This spring, KEEN introduces KEEN.CNX, a new footwear collection that gives outdoor enthusiasts a low profile, lightweight way to jump, dive and scramble into summer. Just as KEEN’s part-shoe-part-sandal Newport brought lovers of the outdoors a new, hybrid way to connect with the outdoors 10 years ago, this new collection from KEEN brings fresh thinking to lightweight footwear while providing the essential KEEN fit and protection.
Designed to feel like a natural extension of the foot, each of the 20 CNX styles weighs 10 ounces or less each and was created to take people on brave new outdoor adventures. Continue reading
New Telescopic Shocking Extensions Mascara Launches a Digital Contest Seeking Bold and Beautiful Lash Looks
Beauty gurus and makeup aficionados will have the chance to demonstrate their most impactful, get-noticed look for the chance to be named the next “face” of L’Oreal Paris.
In celebration of its recently-launched Telescopic Shocking Extensions Mascara, a beauty innovation that delivers the look of lash extensions, L’Oreal Paris is kicking off a nationwide digital contest* inviting consumers to snap and upload a photo of their shocking and bold beauty handiwork to www.lorealgetnoticed.com. Continue reading
American Eagle Outfitters Features Real People In Spring 2013 “Project Live Your Life” Campaign
The “Project Live Your Life” Spring Campaign Includes Twelve Men and Women From Music, Sports, The Arts and Beauty
Contest for Customers to Appear in Fall Campaign Opened on February 28, 2013 Continue reading
Fashion designer Kenneth Cole and actress Sarah Jessica Parker have joined forces in support of amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, with the creation of a limited edition evening bag that will be auctioned live at the New York amfAR Gala on February 6. The bag, which features the inscription “We’re All Potential Carriers”, includes a condom inside, and was inspired by the notion that every woman should look stylish and be safe. Continue reading
Supermodel, designer and fashion powerhouse Heidi Klum has created a new and versatile active wear collection with New Balance through the Heidi Klum for New Balance partnership launching this February 26, 2013, exclusively at select Lady Foot Locker locations in the U.S.
“I live an active lifestyle and love running around whether it’s outside on the streets of New York City or in the canyons with my dogs,” says Heidi Klum. “I’ve created pieces in my collection that are functional and flattering with a fashionable twist. I want women to feel their best and look good in their clothes even when they are working up a sweat.” Continue reading
Via Spiga today announced the debut of its Spring 2013 Collection advertising campaign shot by photographer Nick Knight, who was recently named creative consultant for The Metropolitan Museum of Art‘s upcoming Costume Institute exhibition. Spring 2013 marks the second collection of women’s footwear designed by Via Spiga’s creative director, Edmundo Castillo.
The Spring 2013 advertising campaign highlights modern silhouettes interpreted in fresh materials and color combinations. “The Via Spiga consumer knows what she ideally needs in her wardrobe, and I like to give her that with a touch of the unexpected. When working with Nick Knight, I get an element of creativity and surprise from his work that I also try to give the Via Spiga customer,” said Castillo.
The images feature futuristic and surreal lighting, which mirror Castillo’s playful use of color and texture. The extravagant surroundings celebrate the shoes as objects of desire. “The Spring 2013 campaign is about the fantasy that most women enjoy when dreaming about shoes. I wanted to convey a feel-good dream,” continued Castillo. Continue reading
Academy Award winning actress, Natalie Portman, wears Anna Hu Haute Joaillerie exclusively to the Vanity Fair Oscar Party.
Earrings feature 132 very rare emerald beads totalling 30.75 cts along with white diamonds and black onyx, set in 18K white gold. $150,000
Wallis Simpson Bracelet
Bracelet features 34.06 carats of flawless square emerald cut white diamonds, as often used during the golden era of Art Deco, set in 18k white gold. $680,000
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This season, the runways were dominated by undone, effortless hair looks. Top stylists relied on John Frieda® Hair Care products to set the trends at Zac Posen and Rodarte, masterminding modern, chic styles that blended loose, messy effects with polish. To complement Posen’s textured runway styles, John Frieda® Global Creative Consultant Luigi Morenu envisioned a contemporary take on the classic chignon, using John Frieda® Luxurious Volume formulas to modernize the look with loose, crimped pieces. Stylist Odile Gilbert completed the punk princess fantasy at Rodarte, using John Frieda® Frizz-Ease® products to create tousled waves accented by connected side braids and a headband of barbed wire. Continue reading
AT 4th ANNUAL HUMANITARIAN AWARDS
This past Thursday February 7th, the Miami Fashion Week Foundation hosted its Fourth Annual Humanitarian Awards at Miami Beach hotspot, the Mondrian South Beach where they honored seven of Miami’s most dedicated and respected philanthropists for their endless giving to the community. Among this year’s honorees were Miami Beach Commissioner Jerry Libbin, award winning singer Luis Fonsi, Alex “A-Rod” and Cynthia Rodriguez, Mercedes Carlson, Kimberly Bacardi, Miami Symphony Orchestra Director Eduardo Marturet, and Raul Alarcon, all of which received awards sponsored by Tiffany & Co. Continue reading
Angels & Artists video series continues with Justin Bieber, plus more sexy swim videos
Victoria’s Secret launches the second swim catalogue of the sizzling 2013 season. Angel Erin Heatherton appears on the swim catalogue cover wearing the new Fabulous Push-up Bikini. The new Victoria’s Secret Swim catalogue hits mailboxes nationwide today. Shot by Ben Watts on the sunny beaches of Tulum, Mexico, the new catalogue offers the hottest swimsuits for the sexiest beach party under the sun.
Erin Heatherton was born in Skokie, Illinois. She has walked in the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show since 2008 and can be seen in a variety of their print and television campaigns. Erin wears a paisley print Fabulous Push-up Bikini on the swim catalogue cover. The Fabulous Push-up Bikini is the newest silhouette of the season and provides all the sexy cleavage and comfort of the Fabulous by Victoria’s Secret Bra in a bikini top. The latest swim catalogue offers a wide assortment of options for the sexy jet-setter — from itty-bitty bikinis to mix-and-match options. Create the perfect bikini by mixing-and-matching 5 hot tops and 5 cute bottoms using the Beach Sexy Bikini Mixer tool on VictoriasSecret.com.
The world’s hottest musical artists continue to provide the soundtrack for the sexiest swim videos ever! The Angels & Artists video series reveals its 3(rd) video, “Bieber, Beats, Bikinis & Beaches”, featuring music by global sensation Justin Bieber, and footage of VS Supermodels wearing some the hottest suits from the Beach Sexy swim collection. Visit the “Angels & Artists” tab atwww.VictoriasSecret.com/VSswim to watch all of the sexy musical collaborations.
Victoria’s Secret is also launching two additional swim videos today showcasing the new Fabulous Push-up Bikini and Beach Sexy Bikini Mixer collection. “Meet the Fabulous Bikini” features sexy footage of Angel Behati Prinsloo wearing the new, flirty Fabulous silhouette. Behati returns alongside Supermodels Candice Swanepoel and Elyse Taylor to show how to mix-and-match the ultimate bikini in the playful, retro-inspired “Beach Sexy Bikini Mixer” video.
The 2013 swim collection is available at VictoriasSecret.com, in the Victoria’s Secret Catalogue, select Victoria’s Secret stores in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, and on the Victoria’s Secret All Access iPad and iPhone apps.
Below are links all the new must-see swim videos:
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Heidi Klum Invites Women To Take The CLEAR 7 Day Scalp & Hair Challenge For Stronger, More Beautiful Hair
Klum Shares Her New Secret to Achieving Stronger, More Beautiful Hair in Just 7 Days, Guaranteed
From frequent red carpet appearances to countless hours on set at photo shoots, Klum goes through rigorous daily styling that really takes a toll on her scalp and hair. To nourish her scalp for stronger, more beautiful hair, and to gear up for her next big event, Klum turned to the 7 Day Scalp & Hair Challenge. As part of the challenge, Klum is using CLEAR SCALP & HAIR BEAUTY THERAPY(TM) shampoo and conditioner daily before styling.”In addition to daily styling, my hair is colored often which is tough on my scalp and hair,” said Klum. “After using the CLEAR SCALP & HAIR BEAUTY THERAPY(TM) Damage & Color Repair shampoo and conditioner for seven days, my scalp and hair is nourished and strong, so I can create great styles. Because of these amazing results, I’m asking women everywhere to join me in the 7 Day Scalp & Hair Challenge, so they can experience it for themselves.” Superstar model, producer, television host and designer Heidi Klum unveiled her secret to strong, beautiful hair last year with the launch of CLEAR SCALP & HAIR BEAUTY THERAPY(TM), and is now asking women everywhere to join her in the 7 Day Scalp & Hair Challenge for stronger, more beautiful hair in 7 days Continue reading
THINK: Be your own nail artist for the chance to win. (VIDEO)
WHAT IT IS: I Heart Nail Art is a 5-month campaign where consumers will be challenged to create nail art based on monthly themes. As the nail authority, Sally Hansen has trend setting colors women can use to express their creativity and individuality through vibrant, vivid, bold nails. Now, Sally Hansen is asking American women to show off their nail art skills with the I Heart Nail Art Contest. Each month, Sally Hansen will post a new nail art challenge on Facebook and encourage fans to post photos of their inspiring, intricate and ingenious nail art looks for a chance to win. Continue reading
We won’t know what’s in store for Fall 2013 for a couple of days, but we do know what’s not in fashion: coughing and sneezing. New York’s fashionistas are taking every precaution to fend off the flu in anticipation of fashion’s biggest moment: Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. In order to ensure that attendees stay healthy without sacrificing style, IMG Fashion, producers of the event, have tapped Bath & Body Works to provide their anti-bacterial line of products during this seasons shows and events. Continue reading
“Barneys is a nine-story magical castle overflowing with beautiful, timeless and unique pieces of art; the perfect hideaway for our artists’ enchanting creations,” said Tracey Chiappini-Young, co-founder of Taunina. “We are delighted to offer our one-of-a-kind Taunina teddy bears and bunny rabbits to Barneys’ discerning clientele, and to provide them and their children with the opportunity to serve as ambassadors for social good and protagonists for a better world,” said Karen Jansen, who co-founded Taunina with Chiappini-Young. Continue reading
Lancome is thrilled to announce its partnership with highly celebrated fashion designer, Jason Wu. With a self-proclaimed adoration for women and enhancing the female form, his talent is a natural fit for Lancome, a brand symbolic of the ultimate in femininity with modern sensibilities.
A global talent with a unique and distinctive aesthetic, Jason focuses on making clothes that are as beautifully crafted inside as out. Lancome, equally dedicated to the inner and outer beauty of women, mirrors Jason’s synergy. Continue reading
Star of “The Expendables” franchise, commentator, entrepreneur and 6-Time UFC Champion, Randy Couture is expanding his brand empire to include a premiere men’s signature cologne, Xtreme Couture. Randy’s Xtreme Couture MMA is one of the strongest & most respected brands in the MMA market and the entrance of this cologne in the consumer space marks the official launch of his Xtreme Couture Accessories division.
The Crib & Crawl(TM) Collection Swaddles Tiny Feet in Comfort and Style
Stride Rite®, the leader in premium children’s footwear, today announced the launch of Stride Rite Crib & Crawl(TM), a brand new collection of footwear specifically designed for baby’s first months through the crawling and pulling up stages.
The Crib & Crawl collection is expertly tailored for a prewalker and constitutes S.T.E.P. 1 in Stride Rite’s Scientifically Tested, Everyday Proven RITE STEPs(TM) System, which ensures that each shoe is specifically designed for every step of a child’s mobility and foot development. Crib & Crawl also incorporates the season’s fashion trends such as animal prints, plaids and shimmer into functional shoes for baby.
Based on consumer insights, Stride Rite’s Crib shoes offer a brand new swaddled design that keeps the foot in place and provides a soft foot covering that is easy to put on and stays on, solving a concern that Moms have shared with Stride Rite. The padded heel adds comfort, there is a variety of soft upper materials, and the microfiber, soft sole bottom allows for protection and durability. Stride Rite’s Crawl shoes feature a unique suede outsole that offers maximum flexibility, and a variety of soft upper materials. They have a “real shoe” look and feel with easy hook-and-loop closures. Additionally, the outsole wraps up and around the upper to protect crawling feet and provide durability in the two key abrasion points: the heel and the toe. Continue reading
Michael Kors is proud to announce its exclusive, long-term partnership with the United Nations World Food Programme, dedicated to helping solve the international hunger crisis, a cause that is the cornerstone of Kors’ philanthropic platform.
The World Food Programme (WFP) has been providing much-needed food assistance to vulnerable people, particularly mothers and children, around the world for 50 years. The organization works in more than 70 countries and feeds 90 million people annually, making it the largest organization fighting hunger around the world. As an extension of the United Nations, it provides emergency and developmental assistance to eliminate hunger and food-insecurity in the world’s poorest countries. In partnering with WFP, Michael Kors hopes to raise awareness and funds that will help to eradicate what WFP has deemed “the world’s most solvable problem.”
“I am so proud to be joining the World Food Programme in one of the greatest global fights of our time-the battle to end hunger,” said Kors. “Over the years, I’ve had the great fortune of traveling the world and experiencing new cultures and people. And if there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that millions of people all over the world are struggling to feed themselves, and their families, every day. I want to lend my voice and my efforts to this international cause.”
In support of this goal to eliminate hunger, Michael Kors has committed to raising millions of dollars over the next few years through a combination of awareness-focused campaigns, special events and limited-edition fundraising products. The major goal of the partnership is to shed light on the continuing plight of the world’s hungry and to raise awareness throughout the fashion and global communities.
In January 2013, Michael Kors will release a public service announcement, set to air across the brand’s social media channels. The PSA features notable figures from the worlds of fashion, film and music, each stating a statistic to raise hunger crisis awareness throughout the fashion and global communities. In March, the company will launch two unisex watch styles for its “WATCH HUNGER STOP” campaign. For each watch sold, 100 children will be fed via the World Food Programme. There will also be a text-to-donate initiative to further fundraising efforts.
“We look forward to working with Michael Kors. Together, we will generate more attention as well as much needed resources in support of WFP’s efforts to end world hunger,” said WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin. “Our vision of the future is a world where every person has access to the quality and quantity of food required to not only lead a healthy life, but to also reach his or her full human potential.”
The new partnership with WFP is a significant milestone in Kors’ mission to eradicate hunger on both a local and global scale. In October 2012, Mr. Kors made a $5 million donation to God’s Love We Deliver, the New York-based non-profit organization that cooks and delivers individually tailored meals daily to people living with severe illnesses throughout New York City, Newark and Hudson County. This gift enabled the God’s Love We Deliver team to continue its life-affirming work and conduct a major renovation of its facility in SoHo, which will be renamed “The Michael Kors Building.” Following his contribution, Kors was honored with the 2012 Golden Heart Award for Lifetime Achievement at the Golden Heart Awards Dinner.
For more information on Kors’ philanthropic efforts, “Kors Cares,” visit www.destinationkors.com.
About Michael Kors
Michael Kors is a world-renowned, award-winning designer of luxury accessories and ready-to-wear. His namesake company, established in 1981, currently produces a range of products through his Michael Kors, KORS Michael Kors and MICHAEL Michael Kors labels, including accessories, footwear, watches, jewelry, men’s and women’s ready-to-wear, and a full line of fragrance products. Michael Kors stores are operated, either directly or through licensing partners, in some of the most prestigious cities in the world, including New York, Beverly Hills, Chicago, London, Milan, Paris, Munich, Istanbul, Dubai, Seoul, Tokyo and Hong Kong. Continue reading
Ann Taylor and Kate Hudson to Debut Capsule Collection
Hudson returns as ambassador for spring/summer 2013 campaign
Ann Taylor is thrilled to announce that award-winning actress Kate Hudson will return as ambassador of its spring and summer 2013 campaigns. This year, Hudson’s role will take on more importance and she will serve in a larger capacity, as both a design influence and charitable ambassador. For the summer collection, she will be developing a capsule collection for the brand. In addition, she will join the Advisory Council for the company’s ANNpower Vital Voices Initiative, a program that supports the empowerment of young women.
The spring 2013 ad campaign was shot by famed fashion photographer Norman Jean Roy at Milk Studios in Los Angeles. Debuting in early February, the campaign features Hudson wearing inspired bold mix of vibrant colors, modern florals and graphic prints. She instantly connected with the season’s looks including many of the dresses from the collection, wearing them with confidence and natural style. “I’m a dress girl through and through,” Hudson said.
“Working with Ann Taylor has been a great creative experience and there is a really wonderful connection. Putting these outfits together has been incredibly fun – they have such youthful energy and flair!” Hudson said. “I got to dance on a treadmill wearing some amazing dresses and heels while being photographed in front a giant digital screen when we shot this new campaign.”
Hearts On Fire®, The World’s Most Perfectly Cut Diamond®, today announced that it was a premier sponsor of the 2(nd) Annual ELLE Magazine Women in Television celebratory dinner, which took place in West Hollywood last night. Hearts On Fire diamonds were prominent at the intimate event, as they were used to create the dazzling centerpieces throughout the dinner, and were worn by numerous women who attended the event. Continue reading
Flower motifs and bright candy colors are the newsmakers in jewelry this Valentine’s Day season, according to industry experts. ”Luscious pinks, corals and warm topaz colorations are hot right now,” says Jill Maier, Vice President of Design at leading fashion jewelry company CAROLEE. Continue reading
Tickets are now on sale for “The Reality of FASHION The Reality of AIDS,” (http://www.realityontherunway.com), slotted to take place on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013. The red carpet event will take place at the Altman Building in New York City located at 135 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10001 with doors opening at 7:30 p.m. Advanced tickets are required to attend with prices starting at $200 for standing room, $300 for priority seating, $450 for front row with gift bags and $1200 for Red Carpet/VIP access with a portion of all proceeds being donated to benefit the RFRA AIDS charity of choice for 2013. The featured designer for the evening will be Dominique Auxilly, a well-known NYC based designer who has dressed celebrity names such as Nicki Minaj, Coco, and Tamar Braxton. The official stylist for the show will be Julianne Costigan who has assisted and styled numerous Toronto Fashion Week Shows including Holt Renfrew, Joe Fresh, Christopher Bates & more. RFRA is created and produced by Monique Tatum and Beautiful Planning Marketing & PR (BPMPR).
There are an estimated 300,000 people in the United States who are unaware they are infected with HIV/AIDS. The fundraising event was created to raise immediate awareness surrounding these staggering numbers.
The participating star lineup includes reality stars and celebrities that have appeared on reality shows such as Deena Cortese of The Jersey Shore, Malaysia Pargo of Basketball Wives L.A., Janice Dickinson of Americas Next Top Model, Sheree Whitfield of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, The Bachelor stars, Glam Fairy stars, Tough Love stars and more. The show will showcase 20-25 reality stars gracing the runway in couture pieces that will be auctioned off in weeks following the show to also benefit AIDS.
Sponsors for the evening include AIRWORKS Compressors Corp, Dre Productions, Hatch Creative Studio, Cherwin and Cherwin Auctioneers, Pulsd, Lozo’s Virgin Hair, The JW Essex Marriot Hotel, TimeFrozen Photography, and Beautiful Planning Marketing & PR. Sponsorship opportunities are still open for brands to attach their names to an amazing evening.
About Beautiful Planning Marketing & PR
The Reality of FASHION The Reality of AIDS is an event exclusive to Beautiful Planning Marketing & PR (BPMPR). The firm has established a strong name within the fashion, celebrity and entertainment industry. Previous events for the firm includes Nina Skarra Mercedes Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center, EMERGE! – A fashion runway event for emerging designers, Fighting Leukemia with Fashion to benefit LLS and more. For more information visit http://www.bpm-pr.com.
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MIAMI FASHION WEEK® IS SET TO KICK OFF ITS 15th ANNIVERSARY AT THE 4th ANNUAL HUMANITARIAN AWARDS
The 15th annual Miami Fashion Week, the largest Latin American and International fashion event in the US will host the 4th annual Humanitarian Awards on February 7, 2013, 7:00pm – 10:00pm poolside at the Mondrian South Beach Hotel in Miami Beach.
The Humanitarian Awards honors ten of Miami’s most dedicated and respected philanthropists for their endless giving to the community. The evening will include a special fashion presentation by “Miami Fashion ICON Award Recipients” Nicolas Felizola, Julian Chang and Viviana G for Petit Pois, fashion models, celebrity guests, music, food, cocktails, an awards presentation and a luxury silent auction with irresistible items from Tiffany & Co., Miami’s hottest hotels, restaurants and nightclubs, luxury car dealers, international artists, spa treatments and more! The occasion is a fundraising event for the Miami Fashion Week Foundation, Inc. , a non-profit organization supporting education within the creative arts by providing cash scholarships, mentoring programs and internships, among other incentives for students and emerging talent in the creative industries.
Beth Sobol, Founder of Miami Fashion Week states “it’s hard to believe that it has already been 15 years that we have been bringing the best emerging fashion talent in the world to Miami!” Paving the way for the celebration of its 15th Anniversary, Miami Fashion Week is scheduled for March 20th – 24th, 2013 at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Showcasing the world’s top eminent designers, fashion VIPs, celebrities, and musicians from nearly every continent, Miami Fashion Week marks an exciting and glamorous affair that brings jetsetters from around the world for what is sure to be South Florida’s most exciting fashion week yet! “To commemorate our 15th Anniversary we are introducing a number of new and exciting elements to Miami Fashion Week” said Managing Partner, Aaron Perry.
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ABOUT SOBOL-PERRY FASHION PRODUCTION, INC.
Following a successful 20 year career spanning more than 35 countries as an international fashion model, Beth Sobol, visionary and founder of Sobol Fashion Productions, Inc. established Miami Fashion Week in 1999. With five Keys to the City of Miami Beach and Proclamations from the City of Miami, City of Miami Beach and State of Florida, Beth has also been honored with awards by many of her peers including the 50 Most Powerful People in Miami, Top 25 Influencers in Florida, Entrepreneur of the Year, International Women’s Day and Influential Business Women Awards, among others. In 2010, she was joined by Aaron Perry, business man and entrepreneur as managing partner of the newly rebranded Sobol-Perry Fashion Productions, Inc. to focus on the development of strategic business partnerships and the global expansion of the Miami Fashion Week brand.
MFW is made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners as well as the Miami Beach Visitors and Conventions Authority and the Office of the Mayor of the City of Miami Beach.
Victoria’s Secret launches the sizzling swim 2013 collection, which coincides with the release of the brand’s coveted swim catalogue. The first of four highly anticipated 2013 Victoria’s Secret Swim catalogues will hit mailboxes nationwide today. Shot by famed fashion photographer Russell James on the sunny beaches of Turks and Caicos and Miami, the catalogue features the sexiest swimsuits, inspired by old Hollywood, glamorous starlets and their chic escapes to the most luxurious destinations in the world. The brand, known for launching the careers of the most iconic supermodels in the world, has selected Angel Candice Swanepoel to appear on the cover of the first Swim catalogue cover of the year. The cover suit is the new Very Sexy Bandeau bikini, a retro inspired push-up bandeau available in an assortment of colors, prints and embellishment fabrics. Additional catalogues shot in Tulum and St. Barths will hit mailboxes throughout the season. Continue reading
SEPHORA is proud to announce the new SEPHORA PROs, a team of 17 elite beauty experts that will travel the Americas throughout 2013 and 2014, showcasing the highest level of beauty artistry on behalf of the brand. Selected from a nationwide search that included hundreds of SEPHORA sales associates from the U.S. and Canada, these lucky few have shown the talent, creativity, and drive to rise above the rest and earn their spot at the top. Continue reading
We all know how the image of Victoria’s Secret lingerie, fashion and cosmetics causes an impact in our daily life. Even going to the mall or the outlet, just a small pick is enough to satisfy your curiosity, and feel the glamour of such a beautiful and perfect environment. Continue reading
International fashion icon, wife, mother and entrepreneur, Kate Moss has been named the new face of Stuart Weitzman and will be showcased in the brand’s global print campaign for spring 2013, photographed by Mario Testino.
“I had a great time shooting the Stuart Weitzman campaign and I’m so happy to be the face of the brand this season,” said Kate Moss. “Working with Mario Testino is always fun and it was wonderful meeting Stuart on set.” Continue reading