New Season, New Look: Gigi Hadid Is Transformed in Stuart Weitzman’s Fall/Winter 2017 Advertising Campaign

New Season, New Look: Gigi Hadid Is Transformed in Stuart Weitzman’s Fall/Winter 2017 Advertising Campaign

Stuart Weitzman’s Fall/Winter 2017 advertising campaign features Gigi Hadid and demonstrates once again the power behind this pairing. Shot by renowned fashion photographer Mario Testino, the stunning black-and-white images emphasize Stuart Weitzman‘s visual vocabulary and showcase the essential silhouettes for the season.

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New Season, New Look – Gigi Hadid Is Transformed in Stuart Weitzman’s Fall-Winter 2017 Advertising Campaign

Hadid takes on a whole new look, capped in a Shay Ashual wig that obscures her famed tousled golden locks and will have people asking: did she or didn’t she? Gigi’s stylish faux-pixie, inspired by Jean Seberg‘s character in the 1960’s French movie classic “Breathless,” puts a chic and modern twist on her fourth consecutive Stuart Weitzman campaign. The deconstructed styling provides a sharp contrast to the sleek iconic stretch over-the-knee TIEMODEL boot and CLING ankle boot, available for sale and pre-order on www.stuartweitzman.com.

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New Season, New Look – Gigi Hadid Is Transformed in Stuart Weitzman’s Fall-Winter 2017 Advertising Campaign 

The international advertising campaign will launch in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia. A behind-the-scenes video and additional creative content will be featured on www.stuartweitzman.com and in Stuart Weitzman boutiques worldwide.

Brighton Collectibles Announces The “Brighton For Good” Charity Drive

Project Aims To Collect 15,000 Handbags To Help Women In Need

Women Across The U.S. Are Invited To Donate A Gently Used Handbag And, In Turn, They Will Receive $25 To $50 Towards A New Handbag.

Brighton, a company with a culture of giving, extends an invitation to join them in their 18th annual Handbag Trade-In. They are asking for your help with their goal of collecting 15,000 gently used handbags in ten days – to be donated to 15,000 women who are struggling.

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For 42 years, Brighton has focused on custom design and craftsmanship, creating timeless accessories from the finest leathers. They have always believed in giving back to the communities surrounding their 180 stores and they are grateful to their loyal customers who participate and help them as they strive to continue making a positive difference in communities throughout the U.S.

Known for excellent quality and a broad-ranging assortment of finely crafted accessories, Brighton produces handbags, jewelry, belts, footwear, small leather essentials, eyewear, luggage, fragrances, and gifts.

Many women have the good fortune to own a number of handbags and have at least one that they no longer carry. That bag could bring joy to someone less fortunate. As Brighton’s owner and founder Jerry Kohl explains, “The simple gift of a handbag can lift a woman’s spirits and help give her confidence when she is interviewing for a much-needed job.”

Handbag Trade-In is one of many charitable initiatives Brighton is involved in each year. As part of #BrightonGivesBack, Brighton has donated over $10 million to charitable organizations including the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Soles4Souls, Little Kids Rock, Dress for Success, and other local charities helping women to re-enter the workplace.

Look into your closet, gather up gently used handbags and bring them to a participating Brighton Collectibles store between July 14th and 23rd, 2017 to receive up to $50 off a brand new Brighton bag. Any manufacturer’s handbags can be donated to qualify for the savings. (Naturally, you may donate a handbag without purchasing a new one.) To find a participating Brighton Collectibles store near you visit www.brighton.com

H&M Reveals New Designer Collaboration With Erdem; Baz Luhrmann To Tell The Story

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H&M announced its big secret: the next exclusive designer collaboration will be with ERDEM, the London based must-have designer loved by celebrities and fashion insiders alike. H&M also revealed that filmmaker Baz Luhrmann will bring the collection to life through his unique storytelling. ERDEM x H&M will be available in select stores and www.hm.com, beginning November 2nd.

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H&M Creative Advisor Ann-Sofie Johansson, Designer Erdem Moralıoğlu and Filmaker Baz Luhrmann.

From the moment we started talking with Erdem about the collaboration, I was captured by his vision. For ERDEM x H&M, he has created an enchanting world full of beauty, delicacy and rich details. These are special pieces you will want to wear forever,” says Ann-Sofie Johansson, H&M’s Creative Advisor.

Erdem Moralıoğlu has designed a brand-new collection for women, and for the first time ever, a collection for men for the new ERDEM x H&M collaboration. He believes in the power of beauty, exploring historical references and personal narratives in every piece he makes. For ERDEM x H&M he’ll reflect and reinterpret the design themes from some of his most celebrated collections, playing with prints, textiles and the delicate craftsmanship that has made his name.

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Designer Erdem Moralıoğlu

I am so happy to collaborate with H&M and to explore my work on a whole new scale, including a menswear collection which I have never done before. It’s also such a thrill to work with Baz Luhrmann, one of the most important storytellers of our time,” says Erdem.

Lands’ End Sharpens Its Pencils To Launch The ‘Smart Stop’ For Back To School

On-trend style, outstanding value and best-in-class school uniforms make Lands’ End the one-stop Smart Stop for back-to-school

Being smart isn’t just about getting good grades. It’s also about being savvy. Savvy parents also know that Lands’ End Kids is the one-stop Smart Stop for back-to-school. Lands’ End today announced it has launched its largest assortment of on-trend, back-to-school clothing, uniforms and gear with extended sizes, clever features, better pricing and the return of A+ favorites.

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“At Lands’ End Kids, we make it easy to be a smart shopper with just about everything kids of all ages and sizes need for back to school. From head to toe, backpacks to lunch boxes, we have styles to suit every taste and durability to satisfy every parent,” says Todd Christiansen, divisional merchandise manager, Lands’ End Kids. “We design our clothing and gear to not only last, wash after wash, playground visit to pick-up soccer game, but we offer the latest trends and styles too. Plus with features such as a virtually indestructible Iron Knee®, mix-and-match options, and tagless tags, we help parents make smart choices that will last from the first day of school and quite possibly into the next school year.

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Lands’ End launches the Smart Stop for Back to School

High Marks for Knit Kit™

Lands’ End designers sharpened their pencils to design this season’s Knit Kit collection for girls at an amazing value. “What’s great about the Knit Kit collection is that with just a few pieces, girls can mix and match solids, patterns and prints within a color story to extend their outfitting options. It’s a smart option for comfort and flexible style so girls can get ready in a minute,” said Liz Pierce, vice president of design, Lands’ End Kids.

Each item is incredibly soft and made to last. The fabric is 95 percent cotton with a touch of spandex to make the colors pop while ensuring the adorable tops, bottoms and dresses bounce back after each wash.

Leggings pair easily with just the right length legging tops. Long-sleeve curved hem knit tees look great with new knit skorts featuring shorts underneath. Legging tops start at $23 and leggings at $14.50. A variety of dress silhouettes including A-line, twirl and fit and flare give girls options to wear them on their own or with leggings. Dresses are priced from $27-$32. Look for two key Knit Kit “stories” – Multi Floral with dark navy and turquoise colors plus Collegiate Hearts with navy, pink and pops of yellow.

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Best in Class Backpacks

Simply Genius! Iron Knee® Pants

Smart back-to-school shoppers know that quality matters. Iron Knee pants have set the bar for quality bottoms that will save parents money with their durability. They’re most likely to be outgrown before they’re outworn,” said Pierce.

Iron Knee pants feature a virtually hidden reinforced knee that can handle what boys and girls dish out. A thin membrane of strong, soft fabric is fused to the inside of the knee and sewn into the side seams for extra staying power. Look for Iron Knee in cargo pants, jeans, cadet pants, a new jogger style and more. For girls, select styles of chino pants feature Iron Knee, making them a solid option for school uniform and dress code schools.

Go-To Graphic Tees Express Smart Style

From cute creatures to science and space themes, girls and boys love Lands’ End graphic tees. These “statement” pieces allow kids to express their personality and are the go-to choice for layering under full-zips such as the cozy sherpa hoodie. This season’s styles feature embellishments such as sequins, metallic, glow-in-the-dark, beads and more. For girls, look for constellation and space themes as well as adorable animals such as a hedgehog, fox, horse and birds, $17.50-$28. For boys, look for dinosaurs, space, animal and conservation themes, $15.50-$27.50.

For a complete and comfortable outfit, graphic tees pair well with new joggers for girls and boys. New French terry joggers for girls are available in heather and printed, with an easy elastic waistband and ankles. Boys who seek comfort will gravitate to pull-on knit cargo joggers. Available in space dye, camo, and classic navy, these boys’ bottoms pair easily with just about any top.

Customers Asked, Lands’ End Answered

Why mess with perfection?” Lands’ End customers asked and the designers answered. Back this season are girls’ yoga pants and the sherpa hoodie in a classic silhouette starting at $37. Boys also have a new and improved sherpa hoodie with a full sherpa fleece lining, kangaroo pockets and full-zip front, also starting at $37.

Start Off on the “Smart” Foot

Lands’ End has re-envisioned its footwear collection for girls and boys with soft yet durable soles and easy fits at great prices. Many of the styles in girls’ footwear coordinate back to the Knit Kit and graphic tees. New Molly Riding Boots are a comfortable option with a cotton lining and microbial finish to easily throw on with casual cool dresses. For boys, laces are optional with slip on Oxford shoes, Chukka boots, and Trekker shoes. Continue reading

InterContinental® Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa And InterContinental® Bora Bora Le Moana Resort Honored On Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards 2017 List Of “The Best Resorts In The South Pacific”

InterContinental Resorts French Polynesia is pleased to announce that the InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa and the InterContinental Bora Bora Le Moana Resort were both honored by readers in Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards 2017 on the top five list of “The Best Resorts in the South Pacific.”World's Best 2017

The InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa is located on a virgin beach on Motu Piti Aau with breathtaking views of Bora Bora’s majestic Mount Otemanu. Known for its exemplary service to its guests, the resort features a number of unique attributes, including: luxurious overwater villas each with a split-level terrace and sundeck for easy access to the turquoise waters of the lagoon; two of the finest culinary experiences in French Polynesia at its restaurants Reef and Le Corail; and the first overwater wedding chapel with glass bottom floor in French Polynesia. The resort just unveiled 10 overwater villas with private infinity pools and will debut four new overwater Brando Suites Bora Bora in December 2017 which each feature 3,400 square feet of indoor/outdoor living space and uninterrupted, 180-degree views of Mount Otemanu.

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InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa

The resort’s Deep Ocean Spa by Algotherm is the very first spa to utilize the benefits of deep-sea water and minerals extracted from the Pacific Ocean in its signature spa treatments. And, the InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa‘s romantic Secret Garden of Love offers couples the opportunity to symbolize their eternal devotion by sealing their love with a lock in Polynesian style in the resort’s botanical garden.

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InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa

Thank you to the readers of Travel + Leisure for this prestigious honor,” said Stephane Massarini, General Manager, InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa. “Every day we look forward to providing our guests with an extraordinary stay in Bora Bora.” Continue reading

The Resort At Pedregal Named Best Resort Hotel In Mexico By Travel + Leisure Readers

The Luxury Resort In Cabo San Lucas Takes The Coveted No. 1 Spot As The World’s Best Resort Hotel In Mexico, and No. 28 Hotel In The World

The Resort at Pedregal, a AAA Five-Diamond, Forbes Five-Star resort in Cabo San Lucas, has been named Best Resort Hotel, Mexico in the 2017 Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards readers’ survey. In addition to achieving this No. 1 place on the World’s Best list with a score of 96.88, the resort was also awarded the No. 28 spot in the 100 Best Hotels in the World ranking. This is the second time the resort has been awarded this prestigious accolade after being named No. 1 in Mexico in 2014. Readers of Travel + Leisure were invited to participate through Travel + Leisure magazine, T+L tablet editions, newsletters, social media, and travelandleisure.com.

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Every day we wake up with the same mission: to be number one to our guests,” said General Manager Fernando Flores. “To be rewarded for our commitment as the number one resort in Mexico is a crowning achievement for all of us. We will forever shine brighter with this coveted 1st place honor.

The majestic Resort at Pedregal offers the sophisticated traveler a number of luxurious accommodations including ocean view guestrooms, beachfront suites, bi-level casitas and hillside villas, each with its own private plunge pool– 113 rooms, suites and multi-bedroom residential style villas including the Dos Mares suites, two beachfront villas, Casa Bella Vista, and the presidential villa–and Personal Concierge. Guests can spend their days indulging in the beachfront boutique’s large main pool, the 12,000-square-foot spa, Luna y Mar, where signature treatments are based on the cycles of the moon, enjoy champagne and mole pairings at the Champagne Terrace, and more. The backdrop is a stunning location nestled on the region’s most coveted parcel of land – an extraordinary, 24-acre site at the southernmost tip of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula.World's Best 2017

Guests at The Resort at Pedregal will enjoy the incredible natural ambiance of El Farallon, the resort’s award-winning alfresco cliff-side and oceanfront restaurant. Stocked daily with bounty from local fishermen, El Farallon has become a hallmark of exquisite dining. The resort’s sought-after restaurant, Don Manuel´s, is designed in the style of an authentic Mexican hacienda and serves dishes with a focus on local, organic products grown specifically for the restaurant and prepared using old world techniques in a modern setting.

The magazine’ editors wrote: “Whales and dolphins swim within sight of this resort, where every guest’s need is met before it even becomes a want. No wonder our readers sing the praises of the Resort at Pedregal, located on the southernmost tip of the Baja California peninsula. Carved into a cliff on 24 acres overlooking the sea, guests can choose to get away from civilization — consider swimming with the whale sharks! — or indulge in the best the property has to offer at the spa or poolside. No surprise that one guest — speaking for many — wrote, “My first choice always.”

 

With the new Beyond the Beach: Baja Luxploration program, the resort offers discerning jetsetters the ultimate in curated travel with a variety of new, one-of-a-kind experiences highlighting the magical spontaneity of Baja’s diverse landscape. From swimming with whale sharks and snorkeling with sea lions to surfing coveted breaks, the elite destination has enlisted a roster of naturalists and pro adventurers to check off the boldest of bucket lists. The resort has insider access to naturalists, adventurers, farmers and artisans, who lend their know-how and personal narrative, adding substance and character to each experience. And in the true Resort at Pedregal spirit, itineraries are luxuriously tailored from high-level culinary menus to post-journey pampering.

Travel + Leisure’s annual World’s Best Awards provide a picture of what the world’s most discerning travelers are finding most satisfying in travel right now. What’s clear to me this year is how much they are drawn to experiences that aren’t just enjoyable but provide something richer—cultural immersion, mental and physical wellbeing, a true sense of adventure,” said Travel + Leisure Editor in Chief Nathan Lump. “It’s not easy to satisfy this group, but the destinations, hotels, and companies that are doing it know that today’s traveler cares about a lot more than creature comforts.”

Travel + Leisure is the preeminent voice for the sophisticated, insatiable traveler, serving up expert intelligence and the most immersive, inspiring travel lifestyle content anywhere. The magazine captures the pure joy of discovering the pleasures the world has to offer—from art and design to shopping and style to food and wine. Whether the experience is in print or digital, T+L offers compelling reasons to get up and go. With a total global audience of more than 9 million, the Travel + Leisure portfolio includes the U.S. flagship and five international editions in Mexico, Turkey, China, India/South Asia and Southeast Asia. The U.S. edition of T+L, which launched in 1971, has an authoritative website, www.TravelandLeisure.com, and an extensive social media following of more than 11 million. Travel + Leisure, a Time Inc. brand, also encompasses newsletters, clubs, retail stores, and media collaborations.

The 2017 World’s Best Awards lists, as well as survey methodology, are currently featured on www.travelandleisure.com/worldsbest and will appear in the August issue of the magazine. For more information visit www.theresortatpedregal.com.

The Surrey Wins Best City Hotel, US & Best Hotel, New York City Voted by Readers of Travel + Leisure For World’s Best Awards 2017

Upper East Side Luxury Hotel Claims Top Hotel Positions and Celebrates with Special Travel Deal

Each year, Travel + Leisure, the largest travel magazine brand in the United States, encourages travelers to vote on their favorite destinations, hotels, resorts, spas, airlines, cruise lines, tour operators, rental-car agencies, and more. Today, the results of the poll were revealed, and The Surrey was announced Best City Hotel in the United States and Best Hotel in New York City by the readers of Travel + Leisure in the 22nd edition of the “World’s Best Awards.”

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The Surrey Wins Best City Hotel, US & Best Hotel, New York City Voted by Readers of Travel + Leisure For World’s Best Awards 2017

New York City is a highly competitive market with more than 656 properties vying to woo discerning travelers,” said Pedro Dias, general manager of The Surrey. “We are truly honored to receive not only this accolade but also the extraordinary recognition of No. 1 hotel in the U.S. This achievement is a testament to our staff’s dedication to providing customized service to each guest throughout every moment of the travel experience from the first click on the website to check-out.”

Offering 189 salons and suites, The Surrey is New York City’s only Relais & Châteaux hotel, owned and operated by Denihan Hospitality Group. The luxury boutique property is located in the posh Upper East Side neighborhood near The Met Breuer between Madison Avenue and Central Park. Built in 1929, it was once an intimate hideaway to JFK, Bette Davis, and Claudette Colbert. Following a $60 million renovation in late-2009, it exudes the ambiance of a glamorous re-imagined townhome with all the premium features of a hotel.

Known as one of the “World’s Best Art Hotels,” The Surrey offers an extensive contemporary collection, which includes a six foot tapestry of model Kate Moss by Chuck Close, custom pieces by Jimmie Martin and rotating art exhibitions.

Guests of The Surrey are afforded choice amenities such as a Duxiana bed with custom Sferra bedding, plush Italian robes by Pratesi, and bath products by diptyque. The hotel also offers guests Michelin-starred dining by Cafe Boulud, the atmospheric Bar Pleiades, and the award-winning Cornelia Spa.

To celebrate the two major wins, The Surrey has launched a celebratory promotion, An Infatuation Celebration to commemorate the hotel team’s gratitude for the support of its loyal guests. Guests who reserve this special will be treated to a variety of inclusions for an indulgent getaway: a welcome bottle of bubbly, passes to The Metropolitan Museum of Art for two, a celebratory amenity by Café Boulud, a Wellness Soak at Cornelia Spa, and cocktails for two on the picturesque Private Roof Garden or Bar Pleiades. To reserve now, visit www.thesurrey.com/travelandleisure.

In addition to claiming the Travel + Leisure No. 1 Hotel in New York City accolade, The Surrey was also voted No. 1 Hotel in New York City and No. 6 Hotel in the U.S. by Condé Nast Traveler for the “Reader’s Choice Awards” in October 2015 and 2016.

All results of Travel + Leisure‘s 22nd edition of the “World’s Best Awards” will be published in the August 2017 issue and online at http://www.travelandleisure.com/worlds-best.