Think Pink With Tanger Outlets And Help Fight Breast Cancer: Shop and Support the Search for a Cure During the Annual PinkSTYLE Campaign

In support of the ongoing efforts to end breast cancer, Tanger Outlets (a publicly-traded REIT headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina that operates and owns, or has an ownership interest in, a portfolio of 45 upscale outlet shopping centers in 26 states coast to coast and in Canada, totaling approximately 13.7 million square feet leased to over 2,900 stores operated by more than 450 different brand name companies) invites its customers to “think pink” this Fall and help support the search for a cure during the 21(st) annual Tanger PinkSTYLE campaign. In 2014, the American Cancer Society estimates that more than 295,000 women will be diagnosed with

Tanger Outlets.  (PRNewsFoto/Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc.)

Tanger Outlets. (PRNewsFoto/Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc.)

breast cancer in the United States alone. More than 800 women are diagnosed each day and breast cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women across the nation.

From September 15 through October 25, the Tanger PinkSTYLE Campaign will take place at 43 Tanger Outlets in the United States and Canada. Shoppers can purchase 25% OFF Pink Cards in Savings Packs of five Pink Cards for five dollars and save 25% on a single item at participating stores. Customers can purchase as many Pink Card Savings Packs as they like from Tanger Shopper Services. Proceeds from Pink Cards will benefit breast cancer organizations in local communities as well as nationally through The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF).

Since 1994, Tanger Outlet Centers has contributed more than $13.5 million to breast cancer research through the PinkSTYLE Campaign, 5K races, Pink Partini Events and other breast cancer-related fundraising events across the country. In 2013, the company raised $1.5 million during PinkSTYLE, the most money raised in a single year since it began supporting this important cause.

“We are proud to join with our customers and tenants at our centers across the U.S. and Canada to bring awareness and raise much needed funds for breast cancer research and prevention,” said Steven B. Tanger, President and Chief Executive Officer of Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc. “We remain committed to supporting these important organizations that are helping further educate women on prevention and hopefully will find a cure to a disease that has affected so many women and families.”

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®, founded by the late Evelyn H. Lauder in 1993, is an independent not-for-profit organization committed to funding scientific research to achieve prevention and a cure for breast cancer in our lifetime. In 2013, BCRF has committed $45 million to support the work of more than 200 researchers at major medical institutions across the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe, China, the Middle East and Australia.  With 91 cents of every dollar spent by BCRF directed towards breast cancer research and awareness programs, BCRF remains one of the most fiscally responsible charities in the country. For the eleventh time since 2002, it has earned 4 stars from Charity Navigator.  Additionally, BCRF is the only breast cancer organization rated an “A+” by CharityWatch.  For more information about BCRF, visit www.bcrfcure.org.

 

Narciso Rodriguez to Launch New Women’s Fragrance with Personal Appearance at Bloomingdale’s Flagship 59th Street Store

Images Provided by Beauté Prestige International

This fall, renowned American designer Narciso Rodriguez introduces a brand new women’s fragrance eponymously titled NARCISO, which  marks the designer’s fourth scent created in collaboration with Beauté Prestige International, the Paris-based fragrance division of the Shiseido Cosmetics Corporation. A man once shared with Narciso that “Every time my wife puts on one of your dresses, we never leave the house.” In the spirit of this sentiment, Narciso Rodriguez presents a fragrance that celebrates a woman’s powers of seduction with the utmost luxury.

Advertising Visual (Double Page)

Advertising Visual (Double Page)

A tribute to modern femininity, NARCISO signals a vital transformation for Rodriguez’s iconic fragrance collection without sacrificing the couture sensibility and timeless sensuality of the modern classic, for her. It embodies the mercurial nature of attraction and embraces the extremes of seduction with utmost grace. The epitome of unassuming elegance and intrepid sensuality, with a modern kind of elegance, embracing a femininity that’s both assertive and elusive, illuminating the universal magic of seduction and attraction, the Narciso Rodriguez woman seduces without artifice.

Narciso Rodriguez Portrait

Narciso Rodriguez Portrait

The fragrance’s name, NARCISO, is a nod to the designer’s first name and more; it has a universal force that resonates in mythology and romanticism. “Narciso is such an uncommon name and one can’t help but think of the Greek myth of Narcissus.” notes the designer. “There is so much history attached to the myth and so many romantic narratives suggested by it.” The story of Narcissus is not only about the reflection of oneself; it implies an eternal love story that applies to every woman’s seductive presence and the mysterious means of attraction. NARCISO reflects and embraces the enigma of passion and seduction.

The fragrance transforms notes of vetiver, the most elegant note from the classic woody family, with a daring olfactory composition that encapsulates intense femininity. While musk remains the signature heart of the scent, it’s a voluptuous musk softened by amber, providing warmth and sensuality. Assertive woody notes of vetiver and luminous white and dark cedars meet tender florals, lucid gardenia and soft radiant bulgarian rose to create a singular synthesis both bold and subtle. The result: A seductive most feminine fragrance that lingers and endures.

Narciso Eau de Parfum

Narciso Eau de Parfum

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BETSEY JOHNSON LAUNCHES ACTIVE-WEAR COLLECTION FOR FALL/WINTER 2014

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Get your heart rate going with Betsey in her first-ever active-wear collection! Inspired by her Fall/Winter 2013 runway show BJ Kicks A,Betsey Johnson debuts an athletic inspired line for the Fall/Winter 2014 season, entitled Betsey Johnson Performance. The collection allows you to kick into high gear with performance-oriented pieces like high-stretch nylon spandex leggings, heat-retaining fleece lined zip-ups, shape wear pants, and t-shirts with wicking and grip tape. For the more fashion forward, the collection features details as energetic and spunky as Betsey herself, including accents like micro fishnet textures, jacquard patterns, open exposures, body mapping, peplum shapes, corset piping, and bows.  Each piece is bound to make your workout a little more fun.

Betsey Johnson Activewear Sneak Peek

Betsey comments: “BJ loves Kicking A!  I’m so excited about the collaboration for the new active wear collection, which I feel has the perfect mix of performance, prettiness, and punk.

The Betsey Johnson Performance Collection retails between $49 and $120. The collection will be available early September at better department stores and on www.betseyjohnson.com.

BETSEY JOHNSON SPRING/SUMMER 2015 AT NEW YORK FASHION WEEK

Betsey Johnson is set to show her Spring/Summer 2015 collection on September 10th, 2014 at Lincoln Center during New York Fashion Week. From Soho to BohoStartlet to Hartlet and Hip to Hop, Betsey Johnson‘s latest promises to bring something special for every girl. Betsey’s SS15 show is sure to leave you emotional, sentimental, and reaching for a tissue.
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Fashion and Entertainment Celebrates 30 Years of Peanuts in Fashion: Snoopy And His Sister Belle Make A Bold Fashion Statement At New York Fashion Week

All new Traveling Exhibit “Snoopy and Belle in Fashion Presented by MetLife” Debuts at the New Museum Sky Room

The much-anticipated new exhibition entitled “Snoopy and Belle in Fashion presented by MetLife” opens today at the New Museum’s Sky Room in New York City.  Bringing together Snoopy and his sister Belle with the world’s foremost design talent and visionaries, the exhibition features all new one-of-a-kind creations for the on-trend vinyl Snoopy and Belle dolls. After New York, the exhibit will travel to the Palais de Tokyo in Paris and other locations in Milan, Tokyo, and more over the next two years.

DESIGNER BIBHU MOHAPATRA CREATES LOOKS FOR SNOOPY AND HIS SISTER BELLE IN A NEW EXHIBIT AT THE NEW MUSEUM'S SKY ROOM THIS NEW YORK CITY FASHION WEEK. (PRNewsFoto/Peanuts Worldwide)

DESIGNER BIBHU MOHAPATRA CREATES LOOKS FOR SNOOPY AND HIS SISTER BELLE IN A NEW EXHIBIT AT THE NEW MUSEUM’S SKY ROOM THIS NEW YORK CITY FASHION WEEK. (PRNewsFoto/Peanuts Worldwide)

DESIGNERS JEFFREY COSTELLO AND ROBERT TAGLIAPIETRA CREATE LOOKS FOR SNOOPY AND HIS SISTER BELLE IN A NEW EXHIBIT AT THE NEW MUSEUM'S SKY ROOM THIS NEW YORK CITY FASHION WEEK. (PRNewsFoto/Peanuts Worldwide)

DESIGNERS JEFFREY COSTELLO AND ROBERT TAGLIAPIETRA CREATE LOOKS FOR SNOOPY AND HIS SISTER BELLE IN A NEW EXHIBIT AT THE NEW MUSEUM’S SKY ROOM THIS NEW YORK CITY FASHION WEEK. (PRNewsFoto/Peanuts Worldwide)

DESIGNER ISAAC MIZRAHI CREATE LOOKS FOR SNOOPY AND HIS SISTER BELLE IN A NEW EXHIBIT AT THE NEW MUSEUM'S SKY ROOM THIS NEW YORK FASHION WEEK (PRNewsFoto/Peanuts Worldwide)

DESIGNER ISAAC MIZRAHI CREATE LOOKS FOR SNOOPY AND HIS SISTER BELLE IN A NEW EXHIBIT AT THE NEW MUSEUM’S SKY ROOM THIS NEW YORK FASHION WEEK (PRNewsFoto/Peanuts Worldwide)

The international fashion leaders designing for Snoopy and Belle include: Anna Sui, Betsey Johnson, Bibhu Mohapatra, Calvin Klein Collection, Christian Siriano, Costello Tagliapietra, DKNY, Diane Von Furstenberg, Dsquared2, Dries Van Noten, Emanuel Ungaro, Isaac Mizrahi, Isabel Marant, J.Mendel, Kenneth Cole, Lisa Perry, MAC Cosmetics, Opening Ceremony, PhilipTreacy, Rodarte, Royal Asscher, Swarovski, Tracy Reese, VPL by Victoria Bartlett, and Zac Posen.

Snoopy and Belle In Fashion presented by MetLife” makes its premiere appearance as Peanuts prepares to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the beloved Charles Schulz comic strip in 2015, along with the brand’s first all new CGI 3D feature film from Twentieth Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios, the 50th anniversary of Peanuts on television with A Charlie Brown Christmas airing on ABC, and the 30th anniversary of the inaugural “Snoopy in Fashion” event of the 1980s.

DESIGNER BETSEY JOHNSON CREATE LOOKS FOR SNOOPY AND HIS SISTER BELLE IN A NEW EXHIBIT AT THE NEW MUSEUM'S SKY ROOM THIS NEW YORK FASHION WEEK. (PRNewsFoto/Peanuts Worldwide)

DESIGNER BETSEY JOHNSON CREATE LOOKS FOR SNOOPY AND HIS SISTER BELLE IN A NEW EXHIBIT AT THE NEW MUSEUM’S SKY ROOM THIS NEW YORK FASHION WEEK. (PRNewsFoto/Peanuts Worldwide)

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Barneys New York Announces Holiday 2014: BAZ DAZZLED Holiday in Collaboration With Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin in Support of Room to Read

Barneys New York, the luxury specialty retailer, announced today the 2014 Holiday campaign: BAZ DAZZLED Holiday; a collaboration with world renowned writer/director/producer Baz Luhrmann and designer Catherine Martin. A multi-platform initiative, BAZ DAZZLED Holiday will merge the iconic visual language of Luhrmann’s award winning film work with the wit and surprise of the legendary Barneys New York annual holiday initiatives.  Luhrmann and Martin, along with the Barneys New York team under the direction of creative director Dennis Freedman, have conceived a modern holiday world filled with decadent textures and fantastical characters set against the backdrop of iconic holiday concepts.

Barneys New York BAZ DAZZLED Holiday shopping bags (PRNewsFoto/Barneys New York)

Barneys New York BAZ DAZZLED Holiday shopping bags (PRNewsFoto/Barneys New York)

Original and exclusive BAZ DAZZLED Holiday artwork by Luhrmann and Martin take you into a magical world filled with fantastical characters, woodland creatures, ice skaters, snow owls, and candy canes, along with their motto “A Life Lived in Fear is a Life Half Lived.”  The artwork melds together imagery ranging from classic to the absurd, and will be brought to life in the Madison Avenue Flagship windows, as well as throughout the store.  The artwork will be featured on special Barneys New York shopping bags, gift cards and in-store displays during the 6-week initiative.

Barneys New York has worked to create a range of exclusive (XO), limited-edition holiday gift items, which will be available at Chelsea Passage on the 9th floor of the Barneys New York Madison Avenue flagship location, select Barneys New York locations nationwide, and Barneys.com. Using inspiration from the project, the product assortment will focus on luxury holiday decor and gifts such as ornaments, stockings, children’s costumes and toys, table-top accessories, throws, and other giftable items.

In the spirit of the holiday season and in honor of this special collaboration, Barneys New York will donate 25% of sales from all BAZ DAZZLED Holiday products to Room to Read, a global organization that seeks to transform the lives of millions of children in developing countries by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education.

Multi-award winning director, writer, producer, music producer and visualist, Baz Luhrmann along with Oscar-winning production and costume designer and producer

Barneys New York BAZ DAZZLED Holiday shopping bags (PRNewsFoto/Barneys New York)

Barneys New York BAZ DAZZLED Holiday shopping bags (PRNewsFoto/Barneys New York)

Catherine Martin, are partners in their company, Bazmark Inq. Bazmark Inq has produced projects that have captured popular and critical imagination with a diverse range of projects ranging from film, opera, theatre, music, multimedia and events.

“From the earliest days of our love affair with the city of New York, we have always marveled at the way Barneys blends retail, theatre, art and narrative with irreverence and wit while nevertheless remaining accessible to its audience,” said Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin.  “We embrace the opportunity of reveling in the holiday spirit by collaborating with Barneys, taking traditional holiday iconography and turning it on its head.  This collaboration is, for us, ultimately a celebratory opportunity to deepen our relationship with our adopted city of New York.”

“Barneys New York has a long history of unexpected and imaginative holiday programs, and working with Baz and Catherine continues this tradition,” said Mark Lee, Barneys New York CEO. “It is thrilling to see their incredible creative vision blend with the Barneys New York spirit for this unique collaboration.”

Room to Read is a global organization seeking to transform the lives of millions of children in Asia and Africa by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. Founded on the belief that World Change Starts with Educated Children, Room to Read works in collaboration with local communities, partner organizations and governments to develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children and to ensure girls have the skills and support needed to complete their secondary education.  Since 2000, Room to Read has impacted the lives of nearly nine million children and aims to reach 10 million children by 2015. Learn more at www.roomtoread.org.

BARNEYS NEW YORK (Barneys) is a luxury specialty retailer renowned for having the most discerning edit from the world’s top designers, including women’s and men’s ready-to-wear, accessories, shoes, jewelry, cosmetics, fragrances, and gifts for the home. Barneys’ signature sense of wit and style is manifested in its creative advertising campaigns, original holiday themes, and celebrated window displays. Founded as a men’s retailer in 1923 in downtown Manhattan, it became an international arbiter of high style for both women and men in the 1970s, renowned for discovering and developing new and innovative design talent. Today, Barneys New York operates flagship stores in New York City, Beverly Hills, Chicago, Seattle, Boston, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Scottsdale along with a preeminent luxury online store, Barneys.com, as well as 21 other stores and outlets across the United States. For more information about Barneys New York, please visit www.Barneys.com and explore its luxury content site, The Window, for an insider’s look into the Barneys world: a behind-the-scenes visit with exciting designers, fashion, events, and the Barneys team.

AIDS Memorial Quilt To Be Displayed On Governor’s Island As A Gift From Kiehl’s Since 1851 To The City Of New York

The AIDS Memorial Quilt returns to New York City for a two-day public display, featuring 260 12-foot-by-12-foot sections of this internationally celebrated, handmade tapestry.  Presented as a gift to the city by Kiehl’s Since 1851, the Governor’s Island display will begin with a special opening ceremony/press opportunity at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 11.  This opening dedication is a part of the fifth annual Kiehl’s LifeRide for amfAR, a charity motorcycle ride that raises funds and awareness for amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, which is dedicated to ending the global AIDS epidemic. LifeRide participants including: Kiehl’s USA President Chris Salgardo, amfAR CEO Kevin Robert Frost, Tyson Beckford, Gilles Marini, Teddy Sears, Melissa Sears, Grant Reynolds, Conrad Leach, Katee Sackhoff, Scott Niemeyer, Vanessa Marcil, will lead the deeply moving Quilt tradition of calling out the names, one at a time, of those remembered on the 54 -ton memorial.   This program marks the first time in more than a decade that the City of New York has hosted The AIDS Memorial Quilt with a display of this magnitude.

The AIDS Memorial Quilt displayed in Washington, D.C. in 1987 (PRNewsFoto/Kiehl's Since 1851)

The AIDS Memorial Quilt displayed in Washington, D.C. in 1987 (PRNewsFoto/Kiehl’s Since 1851)

Established in 1987, The NAMES Project Foundation is the non-profit organization that is the caretaker of The AIDS Memorial Quilt.  The agency’s mission is to preserve care for and use the ever-growing AIDS Memorial Quilt to foster healing, heighten awareness and inspire action in the age of AIDS and beyond.

According to Julie Rhoad, CEO of The NAMES Project Foundation, the international caretaker of The Quilt, “The AIDS Memorial Quilt has a long and meaningful history with New York City as it was one of the very first communities to open its doors and hearts to host the earliest sections of The Quilt back in 1988.  Since then, New York City has welcomed back thousands of blocks of this handmade American treasure–displaying them in schools and community centers, places of worship and corporations–and now it seems most fitting that one of the city’s oldest and most respected companies, Kiehl’s will host this large display as a gift to the city it has called home for 163 years.

It is our great honor to bring The AIDS Memorial Quilt to share with New York, at the conclusion of Kiehl’s milestone fifth LifeRide for amfAR,” said Chris Salgardo, President, Kiehl’s USA. “Kiehl’s has supported HIV/AIDS organizations since the beginning of the epidemic, and we want to continue the HIV/AIDS conversation with our hometown, and keep it at the forefront of our collective consciousness. Until we find a cure, we can remember those we’ve lost, and how far we’ve come.”

This public display reflects The NAMES Project and Kiehl’s shared commitment to honoring the tens of thousands remembered on The Quilt by allowing their stories and their legacy to inspire continued vigilance in the fight to end AIDS. For within the miles of fabric, the tens of thousands of names, the details – the family photograph, the faded Halloween costume, the travel souvenir, the handwritten note – that are the most visceral reminder that these were real people who lived real lives, were loved and lost.  It is our greatest hope that these details, these hand-stitched love letters, created one three foot by six foot panel at a time by friends and family, will continue to inspire compassion and foster a new levels of advocacy necessary to bring about an end to AIDS.

The AIDS Memorial Quilt is a prominent and moving symbol of the immense human tragedy of AIDS, in its many roles The Quilt not only educates and inspires, but also serves as a monument for those who have lost loved ones to the disease,” said amfAR CEO Kevin Robert Frost. “It also reaffirms our commitment to funding the innovative research that will ultimately deliver a cure so that one day, we will no longer have to sew another panel into The Quilt.”

In 1996 Kiehl’s made HIV/AIDS a key philanthropy.  Over the past two decades, the fervent support of HIV/AIDS organizations has been at the heart of Kiehl’s efforts, leading to partnerships with organizations such as amfAR, The Magic Johnson Foundation for AIDS and Youth AIDS.  Since 2001, Kiehl’s has raised approximately $3,000,000 for HIV/AIDS organizations and continues to do so.

Kiehl’s was founded as an old-world apothecary in New York’s East Village neighborhood. Its unique, extensive background represents a blend of cosmetic, pharmaceutical, herbal, and medicinal knowledge developed and advanced through the generations. In addition to Kiehl’s freestanding stores nationwide, Kiehl’s products are available at www.Kiehls.com, by mail order at 1-800-KIEHLS-2 as well as through select specialty retailers worldwide. For additional information on Kiehl’s since 1851, visit www.kiehls.com.

amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, is one of the world’s leading nonprofit organizations dedicated to the support of AIDS research, HIV prevention, treatment education, and the advocacy of sound AIDS-related public policy. Since 1985, amfAR has invested more than $388 million in its programs and has awarded more than 3,300 grants to research teams worldwide.

The Quilt display is free and open to the public and will be on view from 10 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. on August 11 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 12.   The display will feature more than 2,000 panels honoring over 5,014 individuals including many created by and for individuals who call New York home as well as panels created by leading fashion houses like Giorgio Armani, Anna Sui, Ralph Lauren and BCBG to honor those in the industry who were lost to the pandemic. In recognition of the annual Kiehl’s LifeRide for amfAR, a new panel for The Quilt created by Kiehl’s will also be unveiled and dedicated at this event. Additionally, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer will issue a proclamation declaring August 11th, 2014 Kiehl’s Liferide for amfAR Day.