MACY’S IMPULSE BRAND BAR III STEPS INTO SHOES FOR FALL 2014

Macy’s private brand bar III is stepping into new territory for Fall 2014 with the launch of bar III shoes for women. The collection makes its debut in August 2014 and will be sold exclusively at select Macy’s stores and on macys.com.

BAR III Shoe Launch + Fall 2014 Preview: Lily Lane, Julie Henderson

BAR III Shoe Launch + Fall 2014 Preview: Lily Lane, Julie Henderson

 

BAR III Shoe Launch + Fall 2014 Preview: Christina Caradona

BAR III Shoe Launch + Fall 2014 Preview: Christina Caradona

Staying true to the contemporary brand’s aesthetic, bar III shoes deliver versatile, fashion-forward footwear at an accessible price point. The debut collection consists of 17 styles priced from $49 to $199.

Much like the women’s ready-to-wear, the shoe collection offers something for nearly every occasion. Casual styles include the Berlinda, a flat sandal with chain detail for $49, the Zero, a bow-front ballet flat for $59, and the Susie, a Nubuck wedge sandal, available in four colors, for $79.

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Dressier styles are priced from $79 to $99 and add a sophisticated edge to the collection. Standout styles include the Adalia, a lace up peep toe heel available in leopard calf hair or blue snakeskin-effect leather, and the Edith, a d’orsay pump with wraparound strap available in black leather, cordovan calf hair or leopard print calf hair.

The collection also features a large variety of booties and boots ideal for Fall’s cooler months. Heeled ankle boots like the sleek, pointed-toe Festa and sporty side-buckle Valerie range from $99 to $119, while taller styles like the Deidre riding boot and Cecile over-the-knee heeled boot are available from $129 to $199.

“We’re excited that the bar III customer can now dress in our brand from head to toe,” says Nancy Slavin, SVP Marketing at MMG. “The shoe collection is the perfect complement to our collection of ‘wear to work, wear out’ apparel and accessories, and we can’t wait to hear what our customers think.”

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Bar III, the Impulse department’s anchor brand, first launched its women’s and men’s fashion collections in February 2010. The brand has since expanded to include bar III home, a collection of bedding and decorative pillows launched in August 2011, and bar III jewelry, launched in November 2011. Now, with the addition of women’s shoes to the bar III family, consumers can achieve a truly “head-to-toe” bar III look.

 

 

Stuart Weitzman Announces Gisele Bundchen as the New Face of Its Fall 2014 Campaign

Stuart Weitzman announced the debut of Gisele Bundchen as the new face of the brand for the fall 2014 advertising campaign. In the world of Stuart Weitzman, “sexy” means being comfortable and confident in your own skin, and the campaign captures this essence in a relaxed, effortless, chic way while clearly showcasing the new season’s essential silhouettes. Shot by renowned fashion photographer Mario Testino, the stunning black-and-white images was designed to “embrace a distinctively minimalist aesthetic while manifesting the intimate relationship between a woman and her shoes.”

Stuart Weitzman Announces Gisele Bundchen as the New Face of Its Fall 2014 Campaign. (PRNewsFoto/Stuart Weitzman)

Stuart Weitzman Announces Gisele Bundchen as the New Face of Its Fall 2014 Campaign. (PRNewsFoto/Stuart Weitzman)

With a spotlight on Weitzman’s trademark boots, in-demand trends including up-to-the- knee boots, combat boots and pointy-toe stiletto ankle boots take center stage. The iconic 5050 boot also gets updated with a ’60s-inspired Mod block heel and a strong stacked high heel.

According to the company, the Brazilian supermodel was chosen as the new face of the brand because of her international fashion icon status and her unique ability to personify the multi- facets of the Stuart Weitzman woman, from fashion forward trendsetter to sophisticated tomboy to multi-tasking mom to the quintessential girl-next-door. With her signature lithe physique, bronzed skin and tousled golden locksGisele “personifies the confidence, empowerment, beauty and ease women feel the moment they slip into their Stuart Weitzman shoes“.

The international advertising campaign will launch in the United StatesItalyFranceEnglandDubaiGermany,Spain and Asia. Outdoor advertising (billboards and kiosks) will run in Los AngelesNew YorkMilanParis andHong Kong. A behind-the-scenes video and additional creative content will be featured onwww.stuartweitzman.com and in Stuart Weitzman boutiques worldwide.

The 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards Winners

JOSEPH ALTUZARRA NAMED WOMENSWEAR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR

RIHANNA NAMED FASHION ICON OF THE YEAR

AWARDS SHOW TO BE WEBCAST ON CFDA.COM ON TUESDAY, JUNE 3RD AT 11AM

House Photography:  BFA: www.bfanyc.com

Last night, the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) paid tribute to the winners and honorees of the 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards in collaboration with Swarovski at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center. Film director and screenwriter John Waters was the host for the evening. For the thirteenth year in a row, the evening was generously underwritten by Swarovski. Highlights of the evening included a live tribute featuring sixteen models of color in Diane von Furstenberg dresses paying homage to Founder’s Award honoree Bethann Hardison for advocating diversity on the runways and Michael Kors leading the In Memoriam segment in which he honored the passing of Annabel Tollman, L’Wren Scott, and Art Ortenberg over the past year.

2014 CFDA Fashion Awards - Award Presentation with hos John Waters

2014 CFDA Fashion Awards – Award Presentation with hos John Waters

Nominees, honorees, and winners were determined by the CFDA Awards Guild which is comprised of CFDA members, leading fashion journalists, stylists, and top retail executives. Ernst & Young, LLP was the official accounting firm of the Awards.

Tonight, we celebrated creativity, experience, and conviction by honoring the diversity and vibrancy of individuals who define the influence of the fashion industry,” said CFDA President Diane von Furstenberg.

ACCESSORIES WINNERS - THE ROWMARY - KATE OLSEN & ASHLEY OLSEN WITH PRESENTER KERI RUSSELL(Center)

ACCESSORIES WINNERS – THE ROWMARY – KATE OLSEN & ASHLEY OLSEN WITH PRESENTER KERI RUSSELL(Center)

Dao-Yi Chow, James Marsden, Maxwell Osborne

Dao-Yi Chow, James Marsden, Maxwell Osborne

Lupita Nyongo, Joseph Altuzarra

Lupita Nyongo, Joseph Altuzarra

The evening’s Womenswear Designer of the Year honors went to Joseph Altuzarra for Altuzarra, presented by Lupita Nyong’o. The award for Menswear Designer of the Year was presented to Maxwell Osborne & Dao-Yi Chow for Public School by actor James Marsden. Mary-Kate Olsen & Ashley Olsen for The Row took home the Accessories Designer of the Year Award, presented by actress Keri Russell.

Sebastian Stan, Christopher Peters, Nadja Swarovski, Shane Gabier, Greta Gerwig, Tim Coppens, Irene Neuwirth

Sebastian Stan, Christopher Peters, Nadja Swarovski, Shane Gabier, Greta Gerwig, Tim Coppens, Irene Neuwirth

Greta Gerwig and Sebastian Stan presented the three Swarovski Awards, which honor and recognize emerging talent. The Swarovski Award for Womenswear was given to Shane Gabier & Christopher Peters for Creatures of the Wind. The Swarovski Award for Menswear was presented to Tim Coppens. The Swarovski Award for Accessory Design went to Irene Neuwirth. Recipients in each category will receive generous financial support from the company as well as exposure to the company’s vast and innovative crystal products and applications for fashion.

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Rihanna was presented with the Fashion Icon award by Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour who praised the musician for her ability to tell captivating stories through the boldness and beauty of clothes. Rihanna thanked members of the audience: “the designers, the models, and everyone else who has inspired me.

The CFDA believes in designers at every stage of their career.  Last night we recognized a broad range of talent and influence from student scholarship winners and emerging talent to industry icons,” added CFDA CEO Steven Kolb.

It’s been an honor to partner with the CFDA in celebrating the very best in American fashion for thirteen incredible years, and the creativity of the award winners never fails to amaze.  We are especially pleased to support the industry’s next generation through the Swarovski Awards. It’s a privilege to help these dazzling young talents evolve and realize their visions as they take the next steps in their careers,” said Nadja Swarovski, Member of the Swarovski Executive Board.

The Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Tom Ford by Richard Buckley for his consistent, creative influence on fashion.

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT HONOREE TOM FORD

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT HONOREE TOM FORD

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Ferragamo Debuts FIAMMA, the new handbag collection inspired by family legacy

FIAMMA will launch in New York at a global event to celebrate the second chapter of L’Icona, the birth of a Ferragamo house icon, with a short film and interview series featuring a fascinating cast of international families and their female generations.

Medium ivory calf leather Fiamma bag - $2,250. Available at Salvatore Ferragamo boutique nationwide and www.ferragamo.com/fiamma (PRNewsFoto/Salvatore Ferragamo)

Medium ivory calf leather Fiamma bag – $2,250. Available at Salvatore Ferragamo boutique nationwide and http://www.ferragamo.com/fiamma (PRNewsFoto/Salvatore Ferragamo)

Featured in the Fall/Winter 2014 Ready-to-Wear fashion show in Milan this past February, FIAMMA’s first runway incarnation was unveiled, focusing on exclusive exotics-black crocodile, the combination of pony hair and calfskin, and the sensual softness of palmellato buffed calfskin, complimented by an indulgent silk lining resurrecting an archival foulard print from the 1970’s and polished gold hardware handles.

Mariel Hemingway and Langley Fox Hemingway (PRNewsFoto/Salvatore Ferragamo)

Mariel Hemingway and Langley Fox Hemingway (PRNewsFoto/Salvatore Ferragamo)

The new handbag collection from Salvatore Ferragamo Creative Director Massimiliano Giornetti, draws inspiration from the different female generations of the Ferragamo family and their enduring influence on the House today. Ultra-sophisticated design and unique construction reflect the inherent DNA of Ferragamo’s legacy and future through the harmonious mix of exquisite materials including calfskin, python, pony hair and crocodile adorned with sleek metal hardware details.



Named after Salvatore’s late daughter Fiamma Ferragamo, the house’s leather accessories and shoe designer for almost 40 years who founded the iconic Vara, the digital experience will stay true to its namesake by recognizing women and families for their inherited legacies – unique talents, reputations, impeccable achievements, and inherent styles – captured in an intimate and personal environment, whilst discussing their shared and common traits.

The semi-circular top handle, designed in a range of five variant sizes, incorporates a functional pocket fastened with a lock that recalls the Gancio, the eternal symbol of Ferragamo’s history and dedication to modern design and luxurious craftsmanship. A combination of undeterred quality and functionality translates into a rich series of luxe details: top-stitched ribbed handles, double zip hardware closure, removable adjustable shoulder strap and elegant satin lining.

Ferragamo will also premiere a special collection of miniature styles, a range of limited edition variants that highlight precious mixed materials including: fringe embroidered nappa, two-tone fox fur hand stitched onto aged snakeskin, tweed with degrade Swarovski crystals held by lizard skin handles, and calfskin with opulent stingray details. The color palette favors autumnal browns – Cocoa, Black, Moss and Rosewood – as well as seasonal shades such as Plum, Atlantic, Grape, and the lighter touch of New Bisque, while the refined finish lends the metal accessories a golden shimmer.

The film vignettes and portraits will showcase the new FIAMMA handbag collection, cast alongside a curated group of internationally relevant women–including Sydney and Anika Poitier of Los Angeles, Princess Patricia and Princess Melusine Ruspoli of Rome, Flora Zeta Cheong-Leen and Claudine Ying of Hong Kong, Hanayo and Tenko Nakajima of Tokyo, Helena Bordon, Luciana and Marcella Tranchesi of Sao Paulo, Stella, Lola and Jacqueline Schnabel of New York and Mariel Hemmingway and Langley Fox Hemingway of Los Angeles– incorporating Ferragamo signatures – innovative design,  interesting combinations of exotic materials, iconic silk print linings from the 1970’s, novelty hardware stemming from the brand’s origins to today- showcasing the House’s classic heritage alongside new playful styles for the next generation.

Stuart Weitzman Launches The “Be Suede” Experience

Stuart Weitzman continues SWxYOU, its limited-edition customization series, with the introduction of “Be Suede,” exclusively on www.stuartweitzman.com. The program unites two of the season’s hottest trends – summer suede and the classic espadrille flat – giving shoppers the unique opportunity to reimagine this warm weather must-have by choosing from 15 shades ranging from bold shades of clementine orange, sol yellow and pimento red to soft neutrals including dove gray, haze tan and bisque cream. The flat is infallible this season, with the espadrille dominating fashion headlines. Both sporty and chic, this lightweight slip-on becomes instantly elegant when recast in supple suede, yet decidedly downtown when embedded with studs.

(PRNewsFoto/Stuart Weitzman)

(PRNewsFoto/Stuart Weitzman)

Shoe lovers, brand loyalists and trendsetters alike are sure to “be suede” by this exclusive opportunity to choose, create and customize a luxe limited-edition espadrille, only from Stuart Weitzman.

The SWxYOU: Be Suede experience will only be available for a two-week window. A celebration of personal style, the customization option extends beyond the palette, and is comprised of three simple steps: 1) Choose the shade of suede 2) Select the metallic hardware tone 3) Opt to embellish the vamp with studs or keep it smooth and simple. Each pair will be meticulously handcrafted in Spain – the birthplace of the traditional espadrille.  Retail prices range from $298 – $335, with an approximate delivery period of 6 – 8 weeks.

 

Conde Nast Entertainment And Allure Launch New Digital Channel And Series

Allure’s Video Content Expands to Give Consumers More Insider Tips on Hair, Skin, Makeup, and More

Today, Allure, the beauty expert, launches its dedicated digital video channel, with four new original series featuring makeovers, expert beauty advice, and the inside stories behind the most memorable celebrity beauty looks. The channel extends the reach of Allure’s video library which includes the Backstage Beauty series of trend reports from fashion shows, behind-the-scenes of celebrity cover shoots, and beauty how-to’s.  The content will be widely distributed across all platforms including Allure’s video site on video.allure.com and YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/Allure as well as through syndicated partnerships.

New series from Allure include:

Hair Tyrant with Ashley Javier

Ashley Javier operates an invitation-only salon where his customers agree to submit to his vision—and his brutal honesty.  In his show, Ashley gives women dramatic makeovers that push them out of their comfort zone for a fresh start. His roster of clients includes Proenza Schouler designers Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez, artist Julian Schnabel, and socialite Lauren Bush Lauren.

Cassandra to the Rescue

Model Cassandra Bankson became a YouTube sensation after posting a video in which she removed all of her makeup to reveal her severe acne. In her series, Cassandra helps women with varying skin problems use makeup to help them prepare for a big event. In addition to being a talented self-taught makeup artist, Cassandra knows firsthand the emotional impact of having severe skin problems and the positive psychological impact of beautiful makeup.

Beauty Evolution

An extension of a classic, popular in-book franchise feature, Beauty Evolution delves into some of the best (and not-so-best) beauty looks of favorite celebrities, why they’re inspiring, and what lessons viewers can take from their missteps and successes.

Beauty Basics

A new take on the classic how-to, Beauty Basics features tips and techniques that teach women how to recreate popular hair and makeup looks on themselves.

Beauty is one of the fastest growing categories in video,” said Linda Wells, editor in chief of Allure. “It is a great platform for a mix of entertainment and information. It is an important frontier for beauty and the audience is passionate, opinionated and involved.”

Allure launched in 1991 as the first and only magazine devoted to beauty. Today, Allure’s print audience is 6.4 million and its average monthly online audience is 2.8 million. Allure has a strong social media presence, tablet editions, mobile apps, content licensing, books, and special issues. Allure is published by Conde Nast.  Follow Allure at facebook.com/allure and @Allure_magazine on Twitter and Instagram.

In 2013, beauty-related videos on YouTube garnered 700 million views per month — a 133% increase from 2010’s average of 300 million views per month. Conde Nast Entertainment’s digital audience grew by 761% in unique visitors from 2012 to 2013.

The Allure digital channel brings to life the expertise, passion and loyalty that the brand has always shared with its consumers,” said Dawn Ostroff, President, Conde Nast Entertainment. “Premium content for the beauty category’s engaged audiences is a key component of the continued growth of CNE’s digital network.”

Conde Nast creates the world’s best content for the world’s most influential audiences.  The company attracts more than 164 million consumers across its twenty industry-leading print and digital media brands:  Vogue,Vanity FairGlamourBridesSelfGQThe New YorkerConde Nast TravelerDetailsAllureArchitectural DigestBon AppetitEpicuriousWiredWLuckyGolf DigestGolf WorldTeen Vogue and Ars Technica.

The company launched Conde Nast Entertainment in 2011 to develop film, television and digital video programming.  Conde Nast also owns Fairchild Fashion Media (FFM) and its portfolio of comprehensive fashion journalism brands:  WWD, Style.com, Footwear NewsNowManifestBeauty Inc.M and Fairchild Summits.

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PANDORA’s New Spring Collection Pops with Pretty Pastels

Celebrate the femininity of spring by adding to or starting your PANDORA collection. Inspired by the runway and color trends for 2014, PANDORA’s new spring collection radiates the warmth of the season with a palette of soft pastels — from light pink to luscious lavender.

Spring’s ladylike pastel trend is at your fingertips with PANDORA’s gorgeous new sterling silver cocktail rings. White and lavender-hued cubic zirconia stones are facet-cut and set inside a halo of shimmering stones on the new statement rings. Frame the glamorous rings with new eternity bands, featuring square, princess-cut stones in pink, purple and white. Give your wrist a subtle pop of color with the limited edition soft pink and lavender multi-strand bracelets with a sterling silver clasp, the newest additions to the PANDORA Moments collection.

The new spring pieces start at $35 in sterling silver. To view the new pieces or locate an authorized PANDORA retailer, visit http://www.pandora.net.

 

 

Longines Launches Five New Collections at Baselworld 2014: Longines Elegant Collection, 1954-2014 Conquest Heritage, Longines Equestrian Lépine, Longines Column-Wheel Chronograph Single Push-Piece and Longines Heritage 1935.

From its earliest days, Longines has always focused on elegance. This quality can be found not only in its products but also in communication with the now famous slogan “Elegance is an attitude“. It is therefore no surprise that the brand now launches Longines Elegant Collection, which includes models are the perfect embodiment of classic design and typical of Longines watches pure lines. Available in three sizes, and with self-winding mechanical movements, these watches offer a wide choice of areas, each having its own definition of elegance.

The Longines Elegant Collection is the perfect embodiment of the classical design and sleek lines typical of Longines timepieces. With a diameter of 25.50, this model in steel and rose gold cap is set with 52 diamonds and displays a white mother-of-pearl dial with diamond indices. It is fitted with the self-winding mechanical movement L595.

The Longines Elegant Collection is the perfect embodiment of the classical design and sleek lines typical of Longines timepieces. With a diameter of 25.50, this model in steel and rose gold cap is set with 52 diamonds and displays a white mother-of-pearl dial with diamond indices. It is fitted with the self-winding mechanical movement L595.

This year, Longines celebrated the 60th anniversary of the filing of the patent for its brand “Conquest“. To commemorate this occasion, the Swiss watch company launched its Conquest Heritage 1954-2014, a selection based directly on the first watches watches Conquest. Available in steel, yellow gold or rose gold, these models, released in limited editions, hold the same areas made famous by the name “Conquest” to the general public.And just like the original versions of these commemorative box room is decorated with a gold medallion and enamel, the “seal of quality gold Longines”.

This year, Longines celebrates the 60th anniversary of the filing of the patent for its "Conquest" brand. To mark this occasion, the Swiss watch company is launching its Conquest Heritage 1954-2014. With a diameter of 35 mm, this model in rose gold displays a sunray silver dial with pink applied indices. Fitted with the mechanical calibre L633, it indicates the hours, the minutes and the seconds. The caseback is screwed down and decorated with a gold and enamel medallion representing a constellation. This timepiece is numbered and limited to 60 pieces.

This year, Longines celebrates the 60th anniversary of the filing of the patent for its “Conquest” brand. To mark this occasion, the Swiss watch company is launching its Conquest Heritage 1954-2014. With a diameter of 35 mm, this model in rose gold displays a sunray silver dial with pink applied indices. Fitted with the mechanical calibre L633, it indicates the hours, the minutes and the seconds. The caseback is screwed down and decorated with a gold and enamel medallion representing a constellation. This timepiece is numbered and limited to 60 pieces.

Longines celebrates the year of the horse with an exceptional creation, a pocket watch rose gold whose rear lid is decorated with a horse jumping. This model is a new edition of a metal pocket watch dating from 1927 that is currently exhibited at the Longines Museum. With the name of Longines Equestrian Lépine, this new product is a tribute to a noble animal that has fascinated man since time immemorial. Awe and proud horse incorporates elegance and prestige and performance – two of the core values ​​of the Swiss watch brand known for its logo of a winged hourglass.

With a diameter of 49.50 mm, this new model is fitted with a manually wound L506 calibre and shows the hours and minutes, as well as having a small seconds at 6 o'clock. Its white dial features a railway track minute-ring, large painted black Arabic numerals and a second minute-ring with red numerals. Pink Breguet hands complete the harmony of the dial while the sides and the bow are finely worked in imitation of the original model. The back cover is decorated with a stamped out horse motif and opens to reveal a solid case back.

With a diameter of 49.50 mm, this new model is fitted with a manually wound L506 calibre and shows the hours and minutes, as well as having a small seconds at 6 o’clock. Its white dial features a railway track minute-ring, large painted black Arabic numerals and a second minute-ring with red numerals. Pink Breguet hands complete the harmony of the dial while the sides and the bow are finely worked in imitation of the original model. The back cover is decorated with a stamped out horse motif and opens to reveal a solid case back.

The Longines Column-Wheel Single Push-Piece Chronograph models take their inspiration from the rich history of the brand logo with the winged hourglass. Fitted with an exclusive Longines movement, remember the first chronograph wrist watches created by the brand. These models are found in three different versions, in steel or rose gold. Its white areas are adorned with black numbers and a red twelve harmoniously matching with the blue hands. The fluted crown, which is inserted in the switch, complete the traditional design aesthetic of these watches.

The Longines Column-Wheel Single Push-Piece Chronograph models take their inspiration from the first chronograph wristwatches developed by Longines in 1913. This steel model is fitted with the L788 calibre, a column-wheel single push-piece chronograph movement developed by ETA exclusively for Longines. With its 40 mm diameter, its case is fitted with moving lugs. The white dial features black Roman numerals and a red "XII", a small seconds at 9 o'clock and a 30-minute counter at 3 o'clock. The date aperture is situated at 6 o'clock. Blued hands harmoniously complete this timepiece, which comes with a brown alligator strap.

The Longines Column-Wheel Single Push-Piece Chronograph models take their inspiration from the first chronograph wristwatches developed by Longines in 1913. This steel model is fitted with the L788 calibre, a column-wheel single push-piece chronograph movement developed by ETA exclusively for Longines. With its 40 mm diameter, its case is fitted with moving lugs. The white dial features black Roman numerals and a red “XII”, a small seconds at 9 o’clock and a 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock. The date aperture is situated at 6 o’clock. Blued hands harmoniously complete this timepiece, which comes with a brown alligator strap.

The Longines Heritage 1935 model is based on a clock originally created for pilots, but became very popular among the general public. With its steel sphere shaped pad and fluted crown, this model has an original look that evokes the clock on which it is based. As typical of watches for use in aviation, matt black dial is decorated with large white and covered with Super-LumiNova ® Arabic numerals.

The Longines Heritage 1935 is based on a timepiece originally created for aviators but which went on to prove highly popular among the general public. Its cushion-shaped steel case has a diameter of 42 mm and houses the automatic calibre L615. The matt black dial displays white Arabic numerals with Super-LumiNova® as well as a small second and the date at 6 o’clock. The watch is fitted with a black alligator strap.

The Longines Heritage 1935 is based on a timepiece originally created for aviators but which went on to prove highly popular among the general public. Its cushion-shaped steel case has a diameter of 42 mm and houses the automatic calibre L615. The matt black dial displays white Arabic numerals with Super-LumiNova® as well as a small second and the date at 6 o’clock. The watch is fitted with a black alligator strap.

PANDORA Jewelry Adds New Charms to Major League Baseball Themed Collection

Just in time for Opening Day, PANDORA adds an additional MLB charm to the collection of two existing MLB charms, to offer women other options to celebrate their favorite teams all year round. PANDORA Jewelry has introduced a new MLB-themed PANDORA charm representing the League’s 30 MLB clubs (is available at select authorized retailers,  www.pandora.net or www.MLB.com). The new MLB themed charm will feature logos of each of the 30 MLB Clubs engraved on

PANDORA Jewelry Adds New Charms to Major League Baseball Themed Collection.  (PRNewsFoto/PANDORA Jewelry)

PANDORA Jewelry Adds New Charms to Major League Baseball Themed Collection. (PRNewsFoto/PANDORA Jewelry)

PANDORA’s sterling silver Baseball charm.

PANDORA and MLB originally announced their relationship back in October 2013, and released Pau Amarelo, yellow, wood charms, and sterling silver dangle charms engraved with each of the 30 MLB Club Team logos.

“With the launch of our first round of PANDORA MLB themed charms, we received a countless number of positive responses from our retail partners and consumers, as this has been a long time request,” said Beth Moeri, Senior Vice President, Merchandising, PANDORA Americas.  “We know women sports enthusiasts are just as passionate as men, and they continuously look for fashionable ways to dress up for games and cheer for their favorite teams – we’re thrilled to offer another assortment of charms for our consumers to choose from and style their bracelets.”

“We couldn’t be happier to continue to grow our great relationship with PANDORA Jewelry and offer our female fans another fashionable option to support their favorite team just in time for Opening Day,” said Howard Smith, Senior Vice President, Licensing, Major League Baseball Properties.  “The MLB-themed collection that Pandora introduced in October was its first professional sports themed collection, so to see successes with such a highly recognizable, respected and sought after brand is truly thrilling.”

 

Spring Takes Flight with the New PANDORA 2014 Collection

Celebrate the femininity of spring by adding to or starting your PANDORA collection 

PANDORA brings the joy and promise of spring to life with its new collection of hand-finished jewelry, featuring delicate Butterflies, blooming flowers, and pretty pastels, as well as delightful new charms to celebrate special pastimes.

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Spring Takes Flight with the New PANDORA 2014 Collection

Intricate butterflies spread their wings across classic jewelry styles in the new PANDORA collection. From dangles and clips, to rings and earrings, the butterfly motif stands out as a symbol of spring and renewal. Pavé charms are re-imagined with multi-colored patterns, sparkling butterfly shapes and floral openwork designs.

Spring Takes Flight with the New PANDORA 2014 Collection

Spring Takes Flight with the New PANDORA 2014 Collection

Spring Takes Flight with the New PANDORA 2014 Collection

Spring Takes Flight with the New PANDORA 2014 Collection

Spring Takes Flight with the New PANDORA 2014 Collection

Spring Takes Flight with the New PANDORA 2014 Collection

White enamel daisies are in bloom on new sterling silver charms, rings and earrings. Offset the pretty floral trend by wearing the dainty charms on a braided leather bracelet. Rings with a single daisy or an arrangement of three flowers can be combined for a statement ring look.

Spring Takes Flight with the New PANDORA 2014 Collection

Spring Takes Flight with the New PANDORA 2014 Collection

Spring Takes Flight with the New PANDORA 2014 Collection

Spring Takes Flight with the New PANDORA 2014 Collection

Spring Takes Flight with the New PANDORA 2014 Collection

Spring Takes Flight with the New PANDORA 2014 Collection

Spring Takes Flight with the New PANDORA 2014 Collection

Spring Takes Flight with the New PANDORA 2014 Collection

Echoing the colors of the runway, PANDORA’s palette of purple, lavender and light pink puts a fresh spin on timeless designs. Faceted glass dangles in three shades coordinate with drop earrings and add grown-up elegance to a springtime look. Light blue, pink and white Murano glass charms catch the light with butterfly and daisy motifs. Commemorate favorite pastimes with the sterling silver artist’s palette, speckled with six colorful zirconia paint dots, or the sterling silver volleyball, lacrosse, equestrian or bicycle charms. Four-legged friends are immortalized with the sterling silver paw prints heart and the “I love my dog” bone, made from sterling silver and cubic zirconia. Celebrate international adventures with a sterling silver and red enamel Chinese lantern and a sterling silver London postcard, or show American pride with a red, white and blue enamel U.S. map.

PANDORA’s collection of stackable rings is also updated for spring with thin, sterling silver eternity bands sparkling with colored cubic zirconia. The delicate rings can be worn together or stacked with rings from PANDORA’s existing collection. The new spring pieces start at $35 in sterling silver. To view the new pieces or locate an authorized PANDORA retailer, visit http://www.pandora.net

MCM Teams up with Chloë Sevigny for Shanghai Flagship Store Opening

European luxury brand MCM proudly announces the brand’s latest style ambassador, Hollywood darling and fashion “it-girl”, Chloë Sevigny. A leader in the luxury industry, MCM prides itself on being at the forefront of design, aligning with talent that speaks to the brand’s directional, elevated style. MCM’s announcement coincides the premier of the Golden Globe winning actress’s new television show, “THOSE WHO KILL,” airing on A&E in March 2014.

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For the company, working with Sevigny furthers MCM’s continued rebranding and global growth strategy, with a focus on Asia and North America in 2014. This year has marked numerous forward thinking partnerships for the company including pop-art duo, Craig & Karl and Serbian-Australian androgynous model, Andrej Pejic.

As a brand ambassador, Chloë Sevigny hosted the celebration of MCM’s Shanghai iAMP Flagship opening on March 7th 2014 (wearing a complete MCM outfit and handbag). In addition to hosting the event, she will also shoot multiple advertorials for the Asian editions of Harper’s Bazaar.

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We are excited to invite Ms. Chloë Sevigny to the celebration of the grand opening of our first flagship store in China.  Her edginess of style and personality certainly fits the MCM brand, I am sure the Chinese customer will be excited to see her in Shanghai.” says MCM International CEO Paolo Fontanelli. 

InStyle & Nine West Announce Launch of InStyle for Nine West Accessories Collection for 2014

Expanded Spring and Fall Collections to Feature Shoes, Handbags and Jewelry

Nine West, a leader in the footwear and accessory industry, is thrilled to announce the continuation of their partnership with InStyle, the brand’s most successful to date, for 2014.  Following the success of the InStyle for Nine West capsule collection in Fall 2013, which resulted in a remarkable 90% sell-through of the debut styles, InStyle and Nine West have expanded the limited-edition collaboration into a full-fledged accessories collection, with new styles for both Spring and Fall 2014.

InStyle for Nine West represents the first editor-designed partnership that combines the industry insight of InStyle’s fashion editors with Nine West’s footwear and accessories expertise. Priced from $120 – $149, the Spring 2014 collection offers a sophisticated approach to the season’s shoe must-haves; incorporating editorial touches such as elevated heel heights, seasonal colors and premium materials. Joining the 18 new SKUs this season is fall’s standout style, the Gamin, which has been revamped and updated for Spring 2014. For the first time, the collection will feature a fashion-forward cuff ($98) and portfolio clutch ($180) that further allows consumers to effortlessly integrate runway inspired trends into their everyday wardrobe.

Due to the retail success of the original capsule collection, which was previously limited to select Nine West locations in the US and Canada, InStyle for Nine West will be introduced to all domestic Nine West doors and in select international markets including Turkey, Canada, Spain and the United Kingdom. The Spring Collection will be available beginning March 7th.

InStyle for Nine West.  (PRNewsFoto/Nine West)

InStyle for Nine West. (PRNewsFoto/Nine West)

Inspiring consumers and fashion enthusiasts alike to “shop like an editor,” InStyle will include a 12+ editorial styling booklet in their April issue featuring expert tips and contextual guidelines from InStyle’s editors.  Additionally, InStyle announced the return of the Gamin in their March issue building anticipation for the forthcoming launch.  The Fall Collection, which incorporates winter styles like boots, will launch in August with a special in book placement in InStyle’s September issue.

InStyle for Nine West is the only collection designed by the most trusted authorities in fashion – the editors of InStyle,” said Erika Szychowski, Senior Vice President of Marketing at The Jones Group. “The InStyle for Nine West partnership represents a combined effort and shared interest to become the ultimate resource for fashion from head-to-toe. As Nine West’s sole partnership in 2014, we will not only expand and enrich retail presence, but firmly communicate the nature of the collaboration to drive awareness across all platforms.”

“The InStyle reader loves to shop, and with this collection, we’re bringing our high fashion sensibility and style advice to her at the retail touch point.  Nine West is a global force in the accessories market and the perfect partner to bring InStyle for Nine West to life,” said Ariel Foxman, Editor, InStyle. “The Spring collection encompasses the season’s essential styles, ensuring there is that perfect sandal or clutch for any of her fashion occasions.”

Baby-G Rides The Wave With Rave New Neon Watches

New Baby-G BA111 Neon Collection Channels the G-SHOCK Look with a New “Glow”

Casio Baby-G is expanding its G-SHOCK complementary line, the BA111, with a new set of colorways that “light up” one’s fashion repertoire for spring.  Fashioned with G-SHOCK’s hallmarks of resilience and durability, these watches are poised to withstand the “test of time” for those with trendy tastes and a flavor for fun.

This March, Baby-G BA111 will be swapping its metallic palette for a triple threat of bright neons.   The fresh new colorways amplify from just a pop of color to all-out highlighter hues that nod to the ever-growing “glow” of electro-music culture and its high-adrenaline atmosphere.  The most subtle iteration, the BA111-1A model, features a matte finish black resin band with a monochromatic black face that spotlights the magenta watch hands and bezel details.  The two models, BA111-3A and BA111-4A2, paint a perfect picture with teal and coral bands and black faces from which the neon-accented dials and mechanics pop.

Casio’s female timepiece brand, Baby-G, was created as a counterpart to its “big brother” G-SHOCK in 1994. The brand exemplifies the meeting of fashion and function for the vibrant, active woman with watches that are stylish, bold, tough and chic. Equipped with the same great functionality that G-SHOCK is known for, Baby-G timepieces are shock and water resistant with multiple daily alarms and stopwatch functions. The brand has partnered with some of the hottest names in music, fashion and pop culture on standout watch collaboration the most recent including Ke$ha, Rebecca Minkoff, Joyrich and Married To The Mob.

The timepieces feature a layered 3D dial and gear motif hands, which radiate a strong, practical and industrial vibe.  Women can deck out their day wear with the milder black/magenta version that is sophisticated and stylish or break out the brighter models for an active and on-point sports accessory to wear to a warm-weather “color run.”  Accessorize an all-over neon look with equally standout colorful wrist candy, or play it chic with just the watch and a swipe of kindred lip or eye color.

To ensure wearers never have to miss a beat, these watches are safeguarded with Baby-G’s signature functionality and strength – guaranteeing the watches are shock resistant and water resistant up to 100M.  Other features include an LED backlight, 48-city world time, three multi-function alarms, 1/100th second stopwatch, countdown timer, and 12/24 hour time formats.

“We’re thrilled to launch these new neon designs and anticipate a lot of hype to follow,” said Shigenori Itoh, Chairman & CEO of Casio America. “Fans have always appreciated our brand’s uninhibited spirit and style and with these watches especially, we’re giving women can be inspired to play with their fashion.”

The new BA111 model(s) will hit shelves in March at select Nordstrom, Bloomingdales and Macy’s stores for an MSRP of $120. Please visit www.baby-g.com for more information.

Gwen Stefani Launches New Accessories Collection: gx by Gwen Stefani Available Exclusively at ShoeDazzle

“I’m so excited to be launching my new accessories line gx. The collection is fun, stylish and has some attitude. The idea behind gx is to design high quality and amazing product that I can’t wait to wear but at the same time is really well priced.” — Gwen Stefani

Gwen Stefani launches new accessories collection: gx by Gwen Stefani available exclusively at ShoeDazzle.com/gx.  (PRNewsFoto/ShoeDazzle)

Gwen Stefani launches new accessories collection: gx by Gwen Stefani available exclusively at ShoeDazzle.com/gx. (PRNewsFoto/ShoeDazzle)

Singer, songwriter and fashion entrepreneur Gwen Stefaniis launching her new accessories label, gx by Gwen Stefani, which will be available exclusively atShoeDazzle.com/gx. As of today, gx by Gwen Stefani is now shoppable in its dedicated boutique on http://www.ShoeDazzle.com, with new styles launching monthly. Each release will include both shoes and handbags, priced from $69.95-$110.95.

ShoeDazzle was the first fashion subscription service to bring a personalized boutique experience to shoe addicts and style fanatics everywhere. Every month, the company debuts a new selection of exclusive and brand-name shoes, handbags and more, including a custom online showroom, curated to each client’s individual style preferences. In 2013, world-renowned fashion expert Rachel Zoe joined ShoeDazzle as Chief Stylist. For clients who want next-level service, ShoeDazzle offers VIP Elite Membership, which features members-only pricing, exclusive deals, previews and perks for $39.95 each month, which converts into rollover “VIP Credits” that members can spend or save for later.

The debut collection mixes elements of tribal, pop, punk, and street influences. Inspirations coalesce in material and construction: African influences surface through wax-cord lacing, braiding, weaving and pattern. Gwen Stefani’s personal style can be seen through the mesh and lace-up details and the graphic palette of black, white, red and cobalt. Key silhouettes include slim island platforms, single soles, high wedge sandals, and oversized totes. Equally reflective of Gwen’s trendsetting style and the emerging runway footwear looks for 2014, the line is both structured and sexy.

ShoeDazzle Chief Stylist Rachel Zoe says, “I couldn’t be more excited for the launch of gx by Gwen Stefanifor ShoeDazzle! Gwen is an incredible friend and designer. Her style has always been a huge source of inspiration to me.”

Designer Tiffany Lerman Launches Pattern LA, A New Collection of Handbags and Totes

London-born fashion designer, Tiffany Lerman proudly announces Pattern LA, a handbag collection featuring six fashionable styles in exclusive patterns and color combinations ranging from basic black to haute jewel tones. Pattern LA is Lerman’s latest addition to an extensively successful fashion and lifestyle portfolio including Chester Handbags and Tiny Tillia bath products and accessories. Named as a play on TT, her nickname, Pattern was developed with Lerman’s intricate attention to detail, ensuring each bag is high in both quality and style. Beginning

Designer Tiffany Lerman Launches Pattern LA, A New Collection of Handbags and Totes.  (PRNewsFoto/Pattern LA)

Designer Tiffany Lerman Launches Pattern LA, A New Collection of Handbags and Totes. (PRNewsFoto/Pattern LA)

today, consumers can purchase Pattern LA bags and accessories at www.PatternLA.com.

Pattern LA is a chic new brand of exclusive, high-quality, on-trend totes and accessories, starting at only $22. Ranging from beach totes and school bags to cosmetic bags and luxe, die-cut leather totes, Pattern LA embodies a casual elegance that fashionistas everywhere will want to carry with them from the beaches of Hawaii to the streets of London.

The Pattern LA collection of well-constructed leather and cotton handbags is priced from $22-$198. The six initial styles are modern and stylish, incorporating neutral tones and vibrant pops of color in a variety of fashion-forward patterns. Quality fabric, durable hardware and stitch detailing ensure that every piece will stand the test of time as a versatile wardrobe staple:

Pattern LA's Signature Die-Cut Leather Bag is an open tote in soft pebble leather featuring the signature Pattern LA laser-cut logo design that is both effortlessly chic and on-trend. The classic shape and upscale finish create a timeless elegance and endless versatility.  (PRNewsFoto/Pattern LA)

Pattern LA’s Signature Die-Cut Leather Bag is an open tote in soft pebble leather featuring the signature Pattern LA laser-cut logo design that is both effortlessly chic and on-trend. The classic shape and upscale finish create a timeless elegance and endless versatility. (PRNewsFoto/Pattern LA)

The Die-Cut Signature Tote (above) is an open tote in soft pebble leather featuring the signature Pattern LA die-cut pattern that is both effortlessly chic and on-trend. The classic shape and upscale finish create a timeless elegance and endless versatility. Available in Black, Navy, Gunmetal and Pink leather in the signature Ottie pattern. Retail price $198

The Elsa Bag is a soft and super lightweight tote bag made of the finest French woven cotton jacquard and assembled in the USA. Complimented with rich leather straps and an invisible magnetic snap closure, this is the
perfect bag to tote around the city or countryside. Available in Arc, Argent, Boheme, Ethnique, Fleur, Blue or Pink Printemps and Green or mBlue Bulbe patterns. Retail price $52

– The TT Tote Bag is fully lined and constructed of cotton canvas featuring real leather details and colorful patterns that strike the perfect balance of sophistication and sass. This roomy tote offers ample space for laptops, tablets and everyday must-haves, an exterior pocket perfect for stashing cash or cell phone and an interior pocket for easy access to smaller items, plus an extra detachable pocket with wrist strap that easily unhooks to take necessities on-the-go. Available in Grey Ottie, Emerald Anemone, Pink Seaflower and Orange Camelia patterns. Retail price $56 for small and $62 for large

– The Indy Bag is made in the USA of the softest brushed cotton twill. This classic and roomy bag is just perfect for the beach, dance classes, overnights and so much more. Available with personalization, this bag also features a top snap closure, one inside zippered pocket and a divided inside pocket that’s just the right size for your cell phone and
sunglasses. Available in Green Ottie, Navy Ottie, Pink Ottie, Purple Ottie and Black & White Ottie patterns. Retail price $48 for small and $52 for large

– The Dilly Bag is a mid-size crossbody bag made of durable laminated cotton and sturdy cotton webbing straps with multiple interior and exterior pockets, a contrasting interior lining and gunmetal hardware accents. Double handles offer comfort while the slightly-structured silhouette and chic patterns make Dilly ideal for everyday use. Available in Black Ottie, Grey Vine, Turquoise Seaflower and Lilac Petal patterns. Retail price $48

– The TT Essentials Bag is the perfect bag for cosmetics or organizing small items. Made of waterproof vinyl with a spacious interior so items stay organized and easily accessible from every angle. Available in Clear Signature Print pattern, and Turquoise or Pink Seaflower pattern. Retail price $22 for small and $24 for large

After the success of my first line, Chester, I was eager to return to handbags, my first love, with a brand new collection,” said Lerman. “I’ve always been on the search for the perfect bag. With Pattern LA, I wanted to fill a void in tote bag and other accessory offerings.

 

EYES ON THE HORIZON: BEYOND SNOWDOME

MCM Teams with Craig & Karl for a Fashion-Art Second-Act Rendezvous

THE BEYOND SNOWDOME CATALOGUE CAN BE DOWNLOADED HERE.

In celebration of the winter holiday season, European luxury purveyor MCM voyages on a ski-sloped adventure, proudly announcing the second collaboration with the art whiz double-act, Craig & Karl. After a highly successful Spring/Summer ‘Eyes on the Horizon debut, MCM continues their momentous pop-luxe limited edition anthology unveiling an unforgettable tour-de-style entitled, “Beyond Snowdome.” In a spectacular art-meets-fashion second act, the latest venture casts a spotlight on the visual arts, fêting the brand’s promise of passion, creativity and modernity.

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Reminiscent of snow-capped mountains, après-ski ambiances and frothing hot chocolates with marshmallow glaciers, the mastermind-duo introduces a variety of styles featuring playful eyes gazing through ski goggles and snowflakes cascading over fine leather and Visetos noir. Crisp colors and arctic prints reflect on memories of wintertime such as glacial blues, iced teals, Santa reds and frosted-fuchsias. The Beyond Snowdome collection features a bevy of shapes that leap from the peaks for today’s High-Alpine fashionista, ranging from backpacks & briefcases to pouches & wallets. Each bag bestows a rustic-meets-eco-modern attitude, creating a romantic, cozy image of the season.

Moderne Creation München bloomed on the heels of a cultural renaissance of modernism, novelty, innovation and progressivism during the 1970’s in Munich, Germany. Embodying the rebellious yet sophisticated, culturally rich spirit of Munich, the brand reflects the inspiration and attitude from the city’s glamorous and legendary age, a long-time favorite of international royalty, celebrities and VIPs. MCM is renowned for excellence in European craftsmanship, continuing to be the pioneer of the market by continuously evolving with clever designs, durable materials and delivering versatile styles to suit every need. An East-meets-West phenomenon, the brand offers sophisticated handbags, practical and stylish luggage, functional business bags, backpacks and trendy small leather goods. All crafted from materials such as leather, fabric and exotic skins styles are offered in various color ways including signature MCM Cognac Visetos to statement-making models in strong colors. MCM has boutiques in major cities throughout the world including Athens, Beijing, Berlin, Düsseldorf, Hong Kong, London, New York, Seoul and Shanghai. The brand is also sold by prestigious retailers in key markets including the United States, United Kingdom, Dubai, Italy and Russia.

Craig Redman and Karl Maier live in different parts of the world but collaborate daily to create bold works that are filled with simple messages executed in a thoughtful and often humorous way. They specialize in illustration and installation. They have exhibited across the world, most notably at the Musée de la Publicité, Louvre and have worked on projects for clients like Google, Nike, Apple, Vogue and The New York Times.

This is the third collaboration in a series of glam-pop exclusives between MCM and Craig Redman, and the second edition of the Craig & Karl duet. The complete collection will be available at MCM at The Shops at The Plaza in New York, http://www.SaksFifthAvenue.com and specialty boutiques nationwide. For further information, please visit www.mcmworldwide.com or follow @mcmworldwide.

Jacob Zarbailov Launches JacobZ NYC Collection by Jacob Zarbailov in New York City

Images Photographed by Lev Radin

NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 19: Jacob Zarbailov (L) shows off collection JacobZNYC of jewelry by Jacob Zarbailov during presentation at Todd Home in West Village on November 19, 2013 in New York City (Photo Credit: Lev radin)

NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 19: Jacob Zarbailov (L) shows off collection JacobZNYC of jewelry by Jacob Zarbailov during presentation at Todd Home in West Village on November 19, 2013 in New York City (Photo Credit: Lev Radin)

Yesterday, Accessories and jewelry designer Jacob Zarbailov presented his new JacobZ NYC collection by Jacob Zarbailov at Todd Home in the West Village on November 19, 2013 in New York City. The brand was founded in Moscow 3 years ago by the artist and designer and has grown since then.

NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 19: Women bags JacobZNYC collection by Jacob Zarbailov on display during presentation at Todd Home in West Village on November 19, 2013 in New York City (Photo Credit: Lev Radin)

NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 19: Women bags JacobZNYC collection by Jacob Zarbailov on display during presentation at Todd Home in West Village on November 19, 2013 in New York City (Photo Credit: Lev Radin)

JacobZ NYC is inspired by ZEN gemstones and minerals from the Earth, also known as healing crystals. Ever since discovering them, Zarbailov has tuned into their energy and saw just how precious they are. They are used as a form of healing and as a tool to bring out certain spiritual qualities within ourselves, such as wisdom, luck, health, creativity and many more. Clearly these are gifts to be shared.

Stringing together enchanted pieces, he chooses only the highest quality of gemstones. Then, using Reiki and the Native American tradition of smudging, he cleans and charges the energy of each stone. Every finished piece offers a specific energy to support the wearer in their personal journeys.

Through his company, Zarbailov is supporting organizations which help people with Multiple Sclerosis. One of his closest friends and a great example of a person who has Multiple Sclerosis while giving motivation to others is the well known artist Katia Kull, who was invited to present some of her art during the event. There is little information about the prevention and symptoms of MS. We may never know who has it or how it occurs, but as zarbailov added, “we have to support people with Mulitple Sclerosis and show that artists care about people with Multiple Sclerosis and are able to support their well-being through art.”  20% of revenue will go to the Skladej Foundation.

Baby-G Steps Up Style With Holiday Timepieces

New Baby-G BA110, BA111 and BA112 Collections Keep “In Time” with G-SHOCK Favorite

Casio Baby-G is growing up this holiday season with a new collection of timepieces inspired by its analog and digitally-dynamite “big brother,” G-SHOCK.  Fashioned with G-SHOCK’s hallmarks in toughness and durability, these watches are designed to delight wearers with a look of strength that is synonymous with Baby-G, but with a more sophisticated, edgier design to fit the lifestyles of the newest millennial tastemakers. These watches offer the perfect gift-able accessory for the holiday season.

The Baby-G BA110 watch series in black/gold, white/rose gold, platinum and translucent/silver

The Baby-G BA110 watch series in black/gold, white/rose gold, platinum and translucent/silver

Casio’s female timepiece brand, Baby-G, was created as a counterpart to its “big brother” G-SHOCK in 1994. The brand exemplifies the synergy of fashion and function for the vibrant, active woman with watches that are stylish, bold, tough and chic. Equipped with the same superior functionality that G-SHOCK is known for, Baby-G timepieces are shock and water resistant with multiple daily alarms and stopwatch functions.

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Damien Hirst & Alexander McQueen Launches Scarf Collaboration, With Film By Sølve Sundsbø

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In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the skull scarf, Alexander McQueen presents an exclusive collaboration with Damien Hirst. The collection offers 30 unique designs exclusively available from Alexander McQueen boutiques and online at http://www.alexandermcqueen.com. The partnership seamlessly plays on the shared aesthetic vision of Hirst and McQueen, in which an interest in symmetrical design is combined with strong references to the natural world. Each artwork is adapted from Hirst’s Entomology series; butterflies, bugs, spiders and other insects have been worked into each scarf design to form kaleidoscopic geometric shapes, laid out to create the signature McQueen skull motif.

The collection offers 30 unique designs exclusively available from Alexander McQueen boutiques and online at alexandermcqueen.com became available starting  Friday 15th November

Secrets from Victoria: Highlights from the 2013 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

Last night, the 2013 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show was held in New York City, with special performances by Taylor Swift, Fall Out Boy and Neon Jungle. ; With Adriana Lima, Karlie Kloss, Candice Swanepoel (who wore the $10 million Royal Fantasy Bra) and Alessandra Ambrosio leading the charge, the catwalk 9(as usual) was filled with fantasy lingerie , and of course, various wings. The make up was supervised by the legendary dick Page, with hair by the equally legendary Orlando Pita. Check out these highlights from the show and make sure to check the girls (and the musical guest stars) in motion on December 10th.

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“If a mad scientist were asked to create the perfect combination of the beauty of a Victoria’s Secret Angel with the ultimate talent and creativity from today’s music scene, the answer would be simple—Taylor Swift,” said Jack Sussman, Executive Vice President, Specials & Events at CBS. “The perfect combination of Victoria’s Secret and Taylor Swift, with Fall Out Boy, A Great Big World and Neon Jungle, adds up to a big night of entertainment on CBS.”

THE VICTORIA’S SECRET FASHION SHOW is a one-of-a-kind, glamorous kick-off to the holiday season,” said Sharen Jester Turney, President and Chief Executive Officer of Victoria’s Secret.  “I’m excited to share our brand with millions of customers around the world through this iconic event featuring our Angel supermodels, dazzling lingerie designs and superstar entertainers. And it makes me incredibly proud that we use this display of our brand to raise nearly $1 million for charity.”

Also in the show, Candice Swanepoel walk the runway wearing the $10 million Royal Fantasy Bra, designed exclusively for Victoria’s Secret by world-renowned jeweler Mouawad. The one-of-a-kind Dream Angels Demi Bra and matching belt will be worn on the runway in homage to Victoria’s Secret heritage.  The set is adorned with more than 4,200 rubies, blue and yellow sapphires and diamonds hand-set in 18-karat gold, and boasts a 52-karat pear-shaped ruby drop centerpiece.

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This is the first time Candice Swanepoel has been given the prestigious honor of wearing a Victoria’s Secret Fantasy Bra. She follows in the footsteps of other top Supermodels that have worn the Fantasy Bra: Tyra Banks, Gisele Bündchen, Heidi Klum, Alessandra Ambrosio, Adriana Lima and Claudia Schiffer among others. Continue reading

Kipling to Launch #MyKiplingBag Tour in New York City

This November, experience the whimsical world of Kipling at the brand’s first pop-up in New York City. It all starts with #MyKiplingBag.

Beginning with a ceremonial “unzipping,” Kipling invites you on an immersive, interactive journey through #MyKiplingBag from November 12th to 14th. Over the course of three days, a fully branded pop-up space will be filled with playful activities like complimentary on-site monogramming, surprise performances, transformative makeup vanities, visual sensationalism, bountiful bites, and crowd-sourced inspiration. Imaginative, individualized experiences like comedic personality readings are bound to stimulate the senses – and create a truly “out of the bag” adventure.

Founded in 1987, Belgian brand Kipling crafts lightweight, modern handbags, accessories, and luggage for every woman (and man), at every age. Through innovative and contemporary design, Kipling combines form and functionality with style and flare, creating the perfect accessory for an active life.

Kipling established itself as a global accessory brand by embodying a youthful spirit and pioneering the use of ultra-light crinkle nylon in bold colors and patterns. Through a commitment to long-lasting quality and function, Kipling continues to offer a fresh take on style year after year.

Designed in Antwerp and New York City, Kipling is truly at home in the world. As a distinctive, universal brand, Kipling is distributed in 80 countries throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, South America, and the United States. With 250 branded stores, 450 shop-in-shops, and over 4,000 multi-brand stores and customized websites Kipling logoworldwide, Kipling remains the go-to accessory brand for the adventures of everyday life.

Kathy Hines, VP of Marketing for Kipling North America, comments that: “When something makes us laugh or smile or wink, we often say ‘that is so Kipling’. We are excited to bring that to life in a very fun and literal way.”

Through these experiential, participative encounters, Kipling will celebrate each individual’s special connection to his or her Kipling bag and the introduction of the brand’s Monogram Collection on www.kipling-usa.com. Launching this holiday season, consumers will be able to take personalization to the next level – all with the click of a button.

The excitement continues into the digital space with colorful content central to #MyKiplingBag shared across all platforms by guests at the event. Fans of the brand nationwide will have the opportunity to participate in a #MyKiplingBag sweepstakes. Tune in to @KiplingUSA on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest for more.

President of Kipling North America Julie Dimperio comments: “We have learned that when consumers know us, they love us. We are giving them a chance to interact with us in three key markets.”Following the New York pop-up, hop on a plane down to Hawaii for a night of luau fun or hitch a ride to Miami for a festive Latin breakfast full of flare because Kipling will be taking the party south come December. No matter the city, it’s bound to be a wildly quirky and fabulously fun time.

Devi Kroell Glams Up Your Holiday Evenings With Gem And Cluster Wooden Clutches

Devi Kroell Wooden Clutch.  (PRNewsFoto/Devi Kroell s.r.l.)

Devi Kroell Wooden Clutch. (PRNewsFoto/Devi Kroell s.r.l.)

This winter, accessories brand Devi Kroell glams up your evenings with ultra-sparkly new renditions of their signature wooden clutch. Embellished with shimmering Swarovski crystals and stone applications, the wooden clutches of the season come in “Gem” and “Cluster” versions in sophisticated fall colors to complement any evening ensemble. Produced in Florence, Italy, each Devi Kroell wooden clutch is hand-carved from perfectly matured wood, aged for 10-15 years and the completion of a clutch takes three days with three different artisans working on it. The Fall Winter 2013/14 wooden clutches are available for purchase at Devi Kroell boutiques in New York and East Hampton. For further details, please visit www.devikroell.com.

Devi Kroell Wooden Clutch.  (PRNewsFoto/Devi Kroell s.r.l.)

Devi Kroell Wooden Clutch. (PRNewsFoto/Devi Kroell s.r.l.)

Stuart Weitzman Celebrates 20th Anniversary of The Iconic 5050 Boot With The Launch of A Digital Pop-Up Shop on Gilt.com

Pop-Up Shop To Feature Fourteen Limited-Edition Styles Exclusive to GILT

20 Years, 20 Styles, 20 Days Only: Stuart Weitzman’s 5050 Boot at www.5050bootcamp.com

The iconic Stuart Weitzman 5050 boot celebrates its twentieth anniversary this fall. And to commemorate this milestone, the brand will partner with innovative online shopping destination, GILT, to launch a 20-piece Anniversary Collection, which includes ten limited-edition styles. Commencing October 17th at noon ET, customers will have access to the Stuart Weitzman 5050 Anniversary Capsule Collection for 20 days only via a unique digital pop-up shop, which was created exclusively by GILT – www.5050bootcamp.com

Stuart Weitzman Celebrates 20th Anniversary of The Iconic 5050 Boot With The Launch of A Digital Pop-Up Shop on Gilt.com. (PRNewsFoto/Stuart Weitzman)

Stuart Weitzman Celebrates 20th Anniversary of The Iconic 5050 Boot With The Launch of A Digital Pop-Up Shop on Gilt.com. (PRNewsFoto/Stuart Weitzman)

A luxury brand built upon the idea of creating a beautifully constructed shoe, founder and designer Stuart Weitzman’s main objective has always been to merge fashion and function. The first thing a women puts on in the morning and the last thing she takes off at night, his shoes are designed to feel as good as they look and to look as good as they feel. Stuart Weitzman Holdings LLC (www.stuartweitzman.com), a global leader in designer footwear, operates 44 retail stores across the United States, including New York, Beverly Hills, Chicago, Boston and Las Vegas.  The company also has 53 international stores and is sold in more than 70 countries.

This legendary over-the-knee flat boot has garnered a cult-like following amongst Hollywood starlets and It-Girls worldwide and is considered the must-have boot season after season. From the Sundance Film Festival (Elizabeth Olsen), to the set of The Amazing Spider-Man (Emma Stone), to the red carpet (Olivia Wilde), to the concert stage (Ke$ha), the 5050 is as versatile and well-rounded as the Hollywood celebrities who wear it.

The unwavering popularity is attributed to its uniquely stylish design of half micro stretch and half nappa leather – giving it the 5050 name.  The ultimate in fashion and function, this best-selling style is at once elegant and flattering on legs of all shapes and sizes, thanks to the micro stretch insert seamlessly integrated into the back of the boot.  The boot is consistently in such high demand that it regularly sells out at retail outlets around the globe every year.

The Anniversary Collection will include the classic 5050 staples (black nappa, black patent and navy suede) plus designs in an array of unique materials that are being released for very first time (zebra hair calf, sea crystal snake calfskin, black goosebump nappa, cognac leopard hair calf and studded tan nubuc). The most dramatic is the Swarovski pave version, which is custom-crafted with 25,000 crystals hand-set in an elaborate leopard pattern. Retail prices for the collection range from $598 – $890; the Swarovski pave boot is $10,000).

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Rocker Chic Meets Artful Fashion With New Collection Of Luxe Scarves Inspired By Artwork From The Legendary Jerry Garcia

Garcia Artwear Women’s Scarves Capture Essence of Jerry Garcia’s Popular Paintings

Garcia Artwear has launched a new collection of scarves inspired by the artwork of the late, legendary guitarist and visual artist Jerry Garcia of The Grateful Dead. Tapping into the trend of stylish and functional scarves, the rocker-chic designs are wearable and collectible at an affordable price point of $39.50. In addition to gaining worldwide fame as a guitarist in The Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia was a notable artist. Garcia studied at the San Francisco Art Institute and his art includes works in watercolor, gouache, pencil, ink, airbrush and digital media. His pieces are highly collectible and have been shown in galleries across the U.S. When his art was shown in a New York City gallery in 1991, a tie manufacturer thought it would look great on neckwear and thereafter, Garcia allowed his art to be licensed to J. Garcia Art in Neckwear. It was a popular sight in the 1990s to see men of all ages wearing a distinctive J. Garcia tie. And in 2013, a stylish collection of fashion scarves based on Garcia’s artwork has been created for women.

Wetlands I, painted by Jerry Garcia of The Grateful Dead, inspired this Garcia Artwear Wetlands I scarf. The full Garcia Artwear fashion collection captures the essence of Jerry Garcia's popular watercolor and airbrush paintings.  (PRNewsFoto/Garcia Artwear)

Wetlands I, painted by Jerry Garcia of The Grateful Dead, inspired this Garcia Artwear Wetlands I scarf. The full Garcia Artwear fashion collection captures the essence of Jerry Garcia’s popular watercolor and airbrush paintings. (PRNewsFoto/Garcia Artwear)

Designed by two best friends who share a love of fashion, the Garcia Artwear collection is inspired by the artwork of Jerry Garcia and created by the Titan Design Group. The team behind Garcia Artwear has paired their passion for Garcia’s artwork with a history of successful retail launches. Use of the Jerry Garcia name is licensed to Titan Design Group by The Garcia Family LLC.
The first Jerry Garcia scarves feature four distinct styles made of 100% viscose and 100% polyester, in a selection of bold hues and softer palettes. These designs capture the beauty of select paintings and drawings by Jerry Garcia of The Grateful Dead, telling a visual story of the artwork that each design emulates. Styles include:
Banyan Trees: A soft-hued scarf with a touch of breezy sophistication, available in red and pink, inspired by Jerry Garcia’s popular Banyan Trees watercolor. 100% viscose, 68″ x 28″ with 3″ knotted string fringe.
Dawn At The Ritz: A richly colored scarf with an artful watercolor effect. Available in original (the colors of sunrise), sage and teal. The impressionistic look emulates the vibrant hues of the Manhattan skyline as seen in the painting. Material: 100% viscose, 68″ x 28″, knotted string fringe.
Feeding in the Light: An artistic collage of color, available in original (dusty orange), blue and teal. Based on the painting which is a tribute to Garcia’s deep love of the ocean and skin diving, later renamed “Neighbors”. Material: 100% viscose, 68″ x 28″, knotted string fringe.
Wetlands I: A subtle medley of complementary multi-hues creates an elegantly artistic look, in two styles and several colors. Based on one of Garcia’s first airbrush paintings, Wetlands I endure as one of his most popular works. Wetlands I Scarf: 100% viscose, 70″ x 38″. Wetlands I Wrap: 100% polyester, 70″ x 43″
Garcia Artwear scarves capture the beauty of select paintings and drawings created by Jerry Garcia, who is not only revered worldwide as a beloved musician but also gained fame as a prolific artist. The collection will initially feature four designs based on Jerry Garcia’s colorful, whimsical artwork. The designers of Garcia Artwear have deep roots in the fashion industry. Members of the team that originally created J. Garcia Art in Neckwear, neckties that were a popular fashion staple throughout the 1990s, have collaborated to develop this new collection.

Garcia Artwear scarves are available at www.GratefulGirls.com and will soon be sold on Amazon. For more information, go to www.GarciaArtwear.com. Follow Garcia Artwear on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GarciaArtwear.

Me To We Artisans Collection Of Handmade Accessories To Launch At Nordstrom and Online at Nordstrom.com

MADE BY MAASAI MAMAS IN KENYA, COLLECTION ENABLES WOMEN TO SUPPORT THEIR FAMILIES, SEND HER CHILDREN TO SCHOOL, AND BELIEVE THAT HER SKILLS AND HER VOICE HAVE VALUE

Images provided by Me to We Artisans and Nordstrom

Nordstrom and Me to We Artisans, an organization that provides socially responsible products, today announced that Nordstrom will be the first U.S. retailer to offer the Me to We Artisans Collection of original jewelry hand-crafted by Maasai Mamas living in Kenya. Select styles will be available in 10 Nordstrom stores and at www.Nordstrom.com. Me to We empowers the women who create the sustainably-produced, locally-sourced accessories by paying a fair wage that allows them greater opportunities to support their families and communities. The items also support Free The Children, Me to We’s charity partner, that  works locally to educate, engage and empower youth to make a difference in their own communities and internationally to remove the barriers to education and end the cycle of poverty.

Impact Rafiki Friend Chain

Impact Rafiki Friend Chain

The Me to We merchandise is online at www.Nordstrom.com and will also be available in the BP. department of 10 Nordstrom stores are Downtown Seattle (Seattle), San Francisco Centre (San Francisco), Downtown Portland (Portland, Ore.), Westfarms Mall (Farmington, Conn.), Mall of America (Bloomington, Minn.), The Mall at Short Hills (Short Hills, N.J.), Santa Monica Place (Santa Monica, Calif.), King of Prussia Mall (King of Prussia, Pa.), Irvine Spectrum Center (Irvine, Calif.) and Galleria Dallas (Dallas). Prices range from $5 to $100 and items include necklaces, rings, bracelets and earrings. Me to We Style organic cotton t-shirts, will also be available online at www.Nordstrom.com.

 

Maasai Mamas credit - V. Tony Hauser

Maasai Mamas credit – V. Tony Hauser

 

Pamoja Unity Bracelet -Teal

Pamoja Unity Bracelet -Teal

 

We currently employ more than 600 Artisan Mamas who live in Free the Children communities across Kenya,” says Roxanne Joyal, founder of Me to We Artisans. “Together, we leverage the artistic ingenuity of their traditional Maasai beadwork and style pieces into collections that are on-trend with the current and evolving fashion markets. We are grateful to be partnering with Nordstrom, working together to provide young customers with purchasing options that truly make a difference.”

Me to We Artisans is a line of original accessories, handcrafted by artisans in Free The Children communities across the globe. Founder Roxanne Joyal was inspired to create Me to We Artisans in 2010 after witnessing talented Massai beaders who travelled daily to small tourist markets flooded with competing products and were forced to sell their intricate beadwork at a loss. Continue reading

Breguet Reopens Beverly Hills Boutique

New Store Concept Unveiled

World renowned watch brand, Breguet, reopened its doors to the Beverly Hills boutique after a major renovation, on Thursday, October 03, 2013 with a cocktail reception on Rodeo Drive and ribbon cutting. The ceremony was hosted by Mr. Rodolphe Schulthess , Breguet V.P. of Global Sales, Mr. Michael Nelson , Breguet U.S. Brand Manager and Mr. Frank Furlan , President, Swatch Group U.S.

World renowned watch brand, Breguet, reopened the doors to its Beverly Hills boutique after a major renovation recently with a cocktail reception and ribbon cutting on Rodeo Drive. Hosted by Rodolphe Schulthess, VP of Global Sales; Michael Nelson, US Brand Manager and Frank Furlan, President, Swatch Group US, the evening also served to introduce "Breguet the Innovator. Inventor of the Tourbillon," a global exhibition of priceless, historic timepieces that will be on display at the Rodeo Drive boutique through October 19th.  (PRNewsFoto/Breguet)

World renowned watch brand, Breguet, reopened the doors to its Beverly Hills boutique after a major renovation recently with a cocktail reception and ribbon cutting on Rodeo Drive. Hosted by Rodolphe Schulthess, VP of Global Sales; Michael Nelson, US Brand Manager and Frank Furlan, President, Swatch Group US, the evening also served to introduce “Breguet the Innovator. Inventor of the Tourbillon,” a global exhibition of priceless, historic timepieces that will be on display at the Rodeo Drive boutique through October 19th. (PRNewsFoto/Breguet)

Opened in 2006, Breguet Boutique Beverly Hills is located at the heart of Rodeo Drive and is the first store in the U.S. to be outfitted with the brand’s new retail concept. The contemporary look of decorative frosted glass is enhanced by guilloche designs in tribute to an art form first introduced on watch dials by the brand’s founder, Abraham-Louis Breguet (A.-L. Breguet). It also prominently displays the Blue Breguet Hands, a universal signature of a prestigious timepiece. In addition to the interior renovations, a specialty clock was installed on the facade of the building. The clock is a replica of the Classique Tourbillon model 3357 which is based on the original Tourbillon design from 1801.

The celebration was amplified by String Theory, a collaborative ensemble of musicians and dancers that utilize invented instruments and sonic sculpture to create their unique performance landscape and sonic footprint. The band is best known for their large-scale performance installations that transform environments and architecture into giant musical instruments. Their instruments have extended up to 800 feet transforming architecture in to giant musical instruments. At the Breguet event, String Theory turned Via Rodeo into an outdoor instrument by hoisting musical strings from the sidewalk to the rooftops of the boutiques creating an oversized aerial violin. Continue reading

Nine West Introduces Their Latest Shoelaboration Partnering With Cameron Silver, The “King Of Vintage” Fashion

Exclusive limited edition footwear collection inspired by 80’s punk

Nine West, a division of The Jones Group, looked no further than Decades store founder and vintage connoisseur, Cameron Silver and Nine West’s Contributing Style Director and former Shopbop Fashion Director Kate Ciepluch, to create their latest Shoelaboration(TM) inspired by 80’s punk. Shoelaborations(TM) is a collaborative platform celebrating fashion, design, music and pop culture through creative partnerships with unique artistic talents.

BAM. (PRNewsFoto/Nine West)

BAM. (PRNewsFoto/Nine West)

Cameron Silver for Nine West is the latest in the brand’s series of celebrated designer partnerships, which have included Karen Elson, Pamela Love, Sophie Theallet, and most recently Sarah Easley and Beth Buccini of Kirna Zabete.

Debuting in October 2013, the Cameron Silver for Nine West Collection lives and breathes rock ‘n roll. Comprised of six limited edition styles, the capsule includes d’orsay flats, classic and scalloped pumps, slouchy booties and the ultimate, show-stopping over-the-knee boot and matching fold-over clutch. The exclusive collection represents a modern interpretation of the punk movement’s most iconic trends including neon accents, camouflage calf hair and eye-catching silhouettes. The Cameron Silver for Nine West Collection will be available for $69 to $299 at top Nine West stores nationwide and at www.Ninewest.com. Continue reading

JustFab Launches Exclusive Accessories Collection with Latin Superstar Paulina Rubio

Rubio Debuts Her First Shoe and Handbag Collection, Exclusively for JustFab’s Members

JustFab (www.JustFab.com), the worldwide leading fashion subscription e-commerce site and lifestyle fashion brand, today announced its brand partnership with Latin superstar Paulina Rubio. The collection consists of shoes and handbags available exclusively on www.JustFab.com beginning this week.

Paulina Rubio for JustFab

Paulina Rubio for JustFab

Inspired by Rubio’s personal style, the collection includes an array of key trends fitting a range of style personalities, such as sleek, pointy-toed pumps accented with an ankle strap for fashionistas, and tasseled, casual booties for trendsetters. Handbags range from glamorous satchels with luxe metal details, to neutral totes for everyday wear, to statement-making clutches. Continue reading

WorldofWatches.com Announces Its Think Pink Event for Breast Cancer Awareness Event This October

POPULAR ECOMMERCE RETAILER PARTNERS WITH NATIONAL BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION FOR MONTH LONG PROMOTION

Leading online e-commerce retailer www.WorldofWatches.com proudly announces its THINK PINK EVENT FOR BREAST CANCER AWARENESS this October and has partnered with the NATIONAL BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION (NBCF) in its mission to save lives through early detection of the disease and provide free mammograms and diagnostic breast cancer services to those in need.

Headquartered in Hollywood, Florida, www.WorldofWatches.com is the leading online retailer of popular brand name watches for men and women. Since its inception in 1997, www.WorldofWatches.com has offered exceptional discounts on popular brand name watches from TAG Heuer, Movado, Gucci, Bulova, Seiko, Stuhrling, Lucien Piccard, Swiss Legend, Skagen and more. Today, www.WorldofWatches.com features over 6,000 different watch styles from 145 of today’s most popular watch brands.

In the month of October, over thirty pink women’s watches from today’s most popular brands, including Kenneth Jay

a-Line Aroha Pink Chronograph

a-Line Aroha Pink Chronograph

Lane, Swiss Legend, Elini Barokas , a_line, Cabochon and, Lucien Piccard are included in the event. Popular fashion timepieces in pink, along with women’s chronographs, sport models, diving watches and diamond timepieces in various shades of pink are included in the promotion and are specially priced, expressly for the event. The Think Pink promotion will be featured on the www.WorldofWatches.com homepage starting October 1, 2013 and will run through the entire month. A portion of the proceeds from the event will directly benefit the NBCF. In addition, free shipping is included on all Think Pink watch purchases at www.WorldofWatches.com.

The a_line Women’s Aroha Chronograph watch, one of the timepieces featured in the event, is sure to draw all eyes. This attractive timepiece has a stainless steel case presented on a pink silicone strap with distinctive raised detail. The pink metallic dial shines with two subdials, luminous hands and hour markers. Chronograph has a date calendar, small-seconds and 60-minute timer. Features include a locking screw-down crown and case back for water resistance to 165 feet and precise quartz movement for time-keeping accuracy.

We are honored and excited to participate with the National Breast Cancer Foundation in our Think Pink event to not only spread public awareness, but to raise money and help save lives,” commented Russell Ackner, VP of Marketing of WorldofWatches.com. “What’s more, there is someone in everyone’s life affected by breast cancer … our mother’s, our sisters, our daughters, our colleagues and our co-workers and the NBCF works to help save lives through early breast cancer detection and benefit underserved women as well,” added Ackner.

Hanes Hosiery Introduces Pure Bliss(TM) Legwear

An innovative collection that fuses beauty and wellness and Announces Results of National Consumer Survey

Hanes Hosiery announced today the launch of a new legwear collection for fall 2013, Hanes Silk Reflections Pure Bliss, an all-new line that features innovative knitting technology combined with luxury yarns that work to micro-massage, pamper and revitalize legs. Hanes Hosiery is the leading brand of women’s hosiery; and with its innovative design and superior fit, the brand offers the best in comfort and flattering appearance. Hanes Hosiery lines include the popular Silk Reflections, Absolutely Ultra Sheer, Alive, Smooth Illusions, Hanes Plus, and Hanes Too.

Hanes Silk Reflections introduces Pure Bliss legwear for Fall 2013.  (PRNewsFoto/Hanes Hosiery)

Hanes Silk Reflections introduces Pure Bliss legwear for Fall 2013. (PRNewsFoto/Hanes Hosiery)

Hanes has always been on the cutting-edge of what’s new to help women look their best and feel good too.  “The trend forecast for fall 2013 calls for shorter skirt styles and leggier fashions and coupled with the increasing importance of wellness in the lives of today’s women, now is the ideal time for legwear with dual benefits like Hanes Silk Reflections Pure Bliss,” said Angela Hawkins, vice president and general manager of legwear at Hanesbrands Inc.

The Hanes Silk Reflections Pure Bliss collection combines beauty, wellness and innovation, aimed at meeting the needs of today’s demanding women. Pure Bliss legwear is made with bi-directional graduated compression that helps legs feel great and look beautiful. The new line is available in two finishes: Luxe Sheer and Opaque.  Luxe Sheer, in a 10-denier leg appearance, has a modern panty silhouette and is available in Barely Black, Barely There, Gentlebrown, Jet and Natural. Opaque offers silky complete leg coverage in a 70-denier leg appearance and is available in Black and Mocha shades. Both styles gently help invigorate, sculpt and tone the leg.

The Hanes Silk Reflections Pure Bliss Fall 2013 Legwear collection is now at department stores nationwide for a suggested retail price of $13.

To support the launch of the Hanes Silk Reflections Pure Bliss collection, Hanes Hosiery commissioned an online survey****, conducted online by Harris Interactive in July, and asked Americans for their thoughts and opinions on bliss and wellness in an independent survey of more than 2,000 U.S. adults (ages 18+).  The survey found wellness is an essential part of life for the vast majority (90 percent), and more Americans find quality time with family and friends (60 percent) to be blissful than winning a lot of money (45 percent).

The survey also revealed that:

–  ‘Pure Bliss’ means different things to different people.  When they hear the term ‘pure bliss,’ 55 percent of U.S. adults think of “satisfaction” while 40 percent think of the term “ecstasy.”

–  More Americans think that quiet moments alone and quality time with friends and family is blissful than think winning money is.  61 percent of Americans find quiet moments alone blissful, while 60 percent find quality time with friends and family blissful.  57 percent find vacations blissful, while 45 percent find winning a lot of money blissful.

–  Who is blissful in Hollywood?  The female celebrity chosen by the most U.S. adults as blissful was Angelina Jolie, who was chosen by 19 percent.  Jennifer Aniston came in second, with 17 percent.  The remaining female celebrities were: Taylor Swift (14 percent), Jennifer Hudson (13 percent), Gwyneth Paltrow (13 percent), Adele (13 percent)

and Jennifer Lawrence (9 percent); 14 percent indicated some other female celebrity.

–  Hosiery should do more than just make the wearer look good.  80 percent of women ages 18-34 like their hosiery products to provide a dual function (i.e., make them look good and feel good).

For this launch, the brand has partnered with yoga, lifestyle and overall wellness expert, Sadie Nardini, as wellness ambassador for fall 2013. Sadie will offer women insights on living life fit, fabulous and fashionably, the true embodiment of the Pure Bliss message (http://sadienardini.com).

Sadie has a new book, The 21-Day Yoga Body, due out in November 2013 and will be hosting Pure Bliss legwear-sponsored wellness/yoga events and book signings across the country.  Providing tips for Fashion Week survival kits and social media integration will round out the Pure Bliss partnership with Sadie.

****- On behalf of Hanes Hosiery, Harris Interactive conducted the survey online within the United States among 2,026 adults ages 18 and older, among which 1,095 were women, from July 10 to 12, 2013. This online survey is not based on a probability sample, and therefore no estimate of theoretical sampling error can be calculated.  For complete survey methodology, including weighting variables, please contact: jill@cricciocomm.com.

For more information, visit www.haneshosiery.com.  Hanes Hosiery is part of Hanesbrands Inc.