Alberto Guardiani and Wallpaper* Magazine Celebrate Selfridges with a Special Installation

Leading Italian shoe manufacturer Alberto Guardiani and Wallpaper*, the international design magazine, have joined forces to create a special installation at celebrated London department store Selfridges this summer. The installation will showcase the shoe collection created in collaboration between the two brands [http://store.albertoguardiani.com/eshop/home/AlbertoGuardianiWallpaper] and will be in place at Selfridges now through 18th August. Both Wallpaper* and Alberto Guardiani men’s footwear collections will be available to purchase at Selfridges.

Alberto Guardiani and Wallpaper* magazine celebrate Selfridges with a special installation

Alberto Guardiani and Wallpaper* magazine celebrate Selfridges with a special installation

Alberto Guardiani and Wallpaper* magazine celebrate Selfridges with a special installation

Alberto Guardiani and Wallpaper* magazine celebrate Selfridges with a special installation

To mark the 30th anniversary of the fashion brand’s menswear adventure in 2011, a range of loafers and lace-ups in suede and technical fabrics by Schoeller Textiles was produced in conjunction with former Wallpaper* fashion director Sebastien Clivaz (now at Christian Dior) and London bespoke tailors Thom Sweeney, while graphic designers Revenge is Sweet created a distinctive shoe box. The collection was followed a season later by more shoes in adventurous colour ways and a specially commissioned belt by Lausanne-based industrial designer Xavier Perrenoud. A travel capsule collection by German designer Andre Klauser followed in 2013.

The latest installation, designed by Wallpaper* editor-at-large Leila Latchin, takes its inspiration from a series of films documenting the collaboration [http://store.albertoguardiani.com/eshop/home/AlbertoGuardianiWallpaper] between Wallpaper*, Alberto Guardiani, Thom Sweeney and Revenge is Sweet.

I wanted the onlooker to see the craftsmanship, materials and tools used from the inception of the design up to the finished shoe, to appreciate the processes involved in creating a handmade product,” says Latchin.

Split across two bays, one for the Wallpaper* collection and another for the must-have shoes of Alberto Guardiani’s 2013 Fall/Winter collection, which is inspired by a romantic rock in an urban style with hybrid constructions and a formal imprint, the installation is connected visually through a theme of the negative and the positive, where two designs mirror each other in outline and positioning.

As for the capsule collection Alberto Guardiani realised with Wallpaper* magazine, it was designed as a balance between Italian craftsmanship and passion for detail and innovation, delivering contemporary and sophisticated products.

The capsule collection required a design that protected the pieces, to be admired rather than touched,” explains Latchin. “Here I drew inspiration from the display cases that have traditionally been used in museums whilst adding a tilt and twist to give a more contemporary, angular appearance. Alberto Guardiani’s A/W collection in the second bay called for a more open presentation, offering to be held and admired, so it followed to reverse the design of the former, openly placing the shoes onto a series of solid cubes.”

To discover more about Alberto Guardiani visit http://www.albertoguardiani.com

Sights & Sounds at… Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week swim 2014 in Miami

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Swim fashion Week was a resounding success in mid-July at The Raleigh Hotel in Miami beach and the proof is in the positive comments one have heard since. The collections, on a whole, were excellent and there was definitely a good buzz from many people in the industry. many of teh designers who showed in miami will be represented at CurvExpo New York at the Javits Center in early August, showing their wares to buyers from around the world.

Designer Mara Hoffman at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2014 at the Raleigh on July 20, 2013 in Miami Beach, Florida.

Designer Mara Hoffman at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2014 at the Raleigh on July 20, 2013 in Miami Beach, Florida.

Bergdorf Goodman's Linda Fargo at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2014 at the Raleigh on July 20, 2013 in Miami Beach, Florida.

Bergdorf Goodman’s Linda Fargo at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2014 at the Raleigh on July 20, 2013 in Miami Beach, Florida.

Designer Naeem Khan at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2014 at the Raleigh on July 20, 2013 in Miami Beach, Florida.

Designer Naeem Khan at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2014 at the Raleigh on July 20, 2013 in Miami Beach, Florida.

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Look Flawless this Summer with Tips from Mally Roncal

Want to know how to look flawless in this heat? Mally Roncal, Celebrity Makeup Artist and President / Founder of Mally Beauty offers you three looks to try out that are fun, bright and right on season:

Mally Beauty Bright Lip Kit in Frisky Fuchsia

Mally Beauty Bright Lip Kit in Frisky Fuchsia

Bright Pink Lips: Because pink is so bright, you want to make sure that you prevent the color from moving around on your lips. On dry lips, use a lipstick first and follow with the liner after to get precision. Try Mally Beauty Bright Lip Kit in Frisky Fuchsia ($26: www.QVC.com). You can add a gloss for extra shine. Continue reading

Glenmorangie, In Association with VisitScotland, celebrates a history of pioneering innovation on a unique journey through Scotland with Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A.

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Glenmorangie releases 50 rare bottles of The Glenmorangie 1963, with a toast to Lamborghini, born in 1963, on its 50th anniversary

Since 1843, Glenmorangie has been on a journey as an industry pioneer. Glenmorangie Single Malt Scotch Whisky originates in the Scottish Highlands where, at the Glenmorangie Distillery, it is distilled in the tallest malt whisky stills in Scotland, expertly matured in the finest oak casks, and perfected by the 16 Men of Tain. The distillery is renowned as a pioneer in the whisky industry, uniting tradition with innovation. Glenmorangie was awarded the prestigious title of “Distiller of the Year” by the International Wine & Spirits Competition and has consistently won more “Gold Best in Class” medals than any other single malt over the past six years at the IWSC. Wine Enthusiast also named Glenmorangie Distiller of the Year” in 2011.

lenmorangie celebrates a history of pioneering innovation on a unique journey through Scotland with Lamborghini at Muirfield on July 10, 2013 in Gullane, Scotland.

Glenmorangie celebrates a history of pioneering innovation on a unique journey through Scotland with Lamborghini at Muirfield on July 10, 2013 in Gullane, Scotland.

In 2013, Glenmorangie celebrates The Glenmorangie 1963 by re-releasing 50 bottles of this rare single malt scotch whisky. The Glenmorangie 1963 is not only a sublime sensory experience but the pioneer of extra maturation for the whisky industry. Distilled in 1963 and originally released in 1987, The Glenmorangie 1963 was the first-ever bottling of Glenmorangie to be released from a single year. In addition, it is the earliest known commercial bottling of a whisky that has been ‘wood finished’ – or matured in an oak cast – and subsequently transferred to another cask that had previously contained an exquisite wine or richly-flavored spirit, to provide an additional, subtle range of flavor to complement the signature character of the whisky. In May 1987, 6,000 bottles were released at prestigious retailers, such as Harrods, Selfridges and Fortnum & Mason and at legendary bars, such as London’ Claridges. Critics and connoisseurs greeted the release with applause. Today, the age and spirit of this revolutionary liquid remains intact. With the blessing of Dr Bill Lumsden, Glenmorangie’s celebrated Director of Distilling, Whisky Creation & Whisky Stocks, the whisky has been decanted into bottles reminiscent of the original shape. Each bottle is labeled with .925 silver and individually encased in at ‘Time Capsule’ leather-strapped box, numbered 1-50 for release in 2013.

Glenmorangie celebrates a history of pioneering innovation on a unique journey through Scotland with Lamborghini at Muirfield on July 10, 2013 in Gullane, Scotland.

Glenmorangie celebrates a history of pioneering innovation on a unique journey through Scotland with Lamborghini at Muirfield on July 10, 2013 in Gullane, Scotland.

Born in 1963, 2013 also marks Lamborghini’s 50th anniversary as the manufacturer of some of the world’s most sought after supercars, ‘100 years of innovation in half the time’. Lamborghini has pioneered technology and Italian craftsmanship that has become the benchmark for high performance and luxurious super sports cars everywhere. Established in 1963, Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. is headquartered in Sant’Agata Bolognese in northeastern Italy. With the introduction of the Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster in 2013 Lamborghini has established a new landmark in the history of luxury super sports cars. With more than 120 dealers worldwide, Automobili Lamborghini has created an uninterrupted series of super sports cars, dynamic and elegant, including the 350 GT, Miura, Espada, Countach, Diablo, Murciélago, Reventón Coupé, Reventón Roadster, Gallardo LP 560-4 Coupé and Spyder, Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera, the open version LP 570-4 Spyder Performante and Aventador LP 700-4. Continue reading

Hot Summer Savings Heat Up Crystal Voyages Through Early 2014

Up to $8,710/person in Savings Guaranteed Only Until August 30

This summer, savvy travelers can save big on Crystal Cruises’s fall, winter, and spring cruises.  Compelling Book Now promotions – available through August 30 — are promising fares as low as $1,520 per person for a “Crystal Getaway” to savings as high as $8,710 per person for a World Cruise.  Five- to 89-day applicable voyages offer intriguing choices throughout Crystal CRYSTAL-CRUISES-LOGO1Serenity and Crystal Symphony’s autumn Mediterranean, Caribbean/Panama Canal, New England/Canada, South America; winter Australia/New Zealand and Asia/Africa (including the 2014 World Cruise); and spring European seasons.

Crystal guests seek exceptional travel experiences at a great value,” says Jack Anderson, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sales. “As evidenced by recent bookings, the promotions we’ve set for 2013 and 2014 cruises are hard to resist.  Veteran Crystal cruisers know that our ‘Book Now’ savings are only guaranteed through August 30.”

Summer savings on select 2013 and 2014 sailings include:

2-for-1 Asia/Australia Air: Two can fly for the usual price of one between Asia/Australia and North America, with all the ease of flight handling and airport/ship transfers by Crystal’s expert staff. Example: To Singapore and back from Hong Kong (economy class) for just $2,100 per couple.

Crystal Symphony visits Sydney on two voyages in the winter of 2014.  (PRNewsFoto/Crystal Cruises)

Crystal Symphony visits Sydney on two voyages in the winter of 2014. (PRNewsFoto/Crystal Cruises)

Book Now Fares: Save up to $3,800 off already attractive low fares.

Crystal Getaways: Starting from only $1,520/person, shorter Crystal luxury options for time-strapped travelers.

Explorer Combinations: Enhanced discounts — up to 25% off — for combining select back-to-back voyages.

Reduced Solo Fares: Ultra-low 10% single supplements on solo occupancy staterooms offer savings of up to $1,750 and fares starting from just $2,995.

Kids Sail Free: Kids sail free in a third berth with two full fare adult cruisers.

Crystal Family Memories: Shipboard credits and other perks for family/friends groups of 6 or more – plus a free berth when the group expands to 10.

—  World Cruise Savings: Everyone can now save $3,800 off the full 2014 World Cruise;  repeat Crystal guests can save an additional $4,910, while even new-to-Crystal cruisers can enjoy additional savings of $3,930.

BONUS Share the Experience: Guests referring and sailing with someone new-to-Crystal can earn $400 shipboard credit per referred guest (up to  $1600 total).

Early Payment Savings: Save an additional 2.5% by paying in full 180 days prior to sailing.

Double Crystal Society Savings: Returning Crystal guests can enjoy double Crystal Society savings of up to $1,380 per person.

For more information and Crystal reservations, contact a travel agent, call 888-799-4625, or visit www.crystalcruises.com.

Uma Thurman Leads “Worldwide Celebration” in Campari Calendar 2014

Iconic film star Uma Thurman announced as leading lady in 2014 Campari Calendar and Koto Bolofo as photographer

Campari Calendar 2014 "Worldwide Celebration". Star: Uma Thurman. Photographer: Koto Bolofo. Behind the scenes images by Francesco Pizzo.

Campari Calendar 2014 “Worldwide Celebration”. Star: Uma Thurman. Photographer: Koto Bolofo. Behind the scenes images by Francesco Pizzo

Today, Campari (http://www.campari.com, http://www.camparigroup.com) is officially unveiling Uma Thurman as the star of the Campari Calendar 2014, which will be captured by noted fashion photographer Koto Bolofo [http://art-dept.com/photography/koto-bolofo/location-i ]. The iconic, edgy actress takes the lead in the 2014 edition of the Calendar which is entitled ‘Worldwide Celebrations’, with each month focusing on a unique festival from a number of different cultures around the world. Through this intriguing new theme, Campari intends to highlight how cultures around the world have become more global than ever before, and reinterprets each celebration through its spirit made of passion, style and charisma.

Campari Calendar 2014 "Worldwide Celebration". Star: Uma Thurman. Photographer: Koto Bolofo. Behind the scenes images by Francesco Pizzo.

Campari Calendar 2014 “Worldwide Celebration”. Star: Uma Thurman. Photographer: Koto Bolofo. Behind the scenes images by Francesco Pizzo.

Campari Calendar 2014 "Worldwide Celebration". Star: Uma Thurman. Photographer: Koto Bolofo. Behind the scenes images by Francesco Pizzo.

Campari Calendar 2014 “Worldwide Celebration”. Star: Uma Thurman. Photographer: Koto Bolofo. Behind the scenes images by Francesco Pizzo.

The unrivalled legacy of the Campari Calendar is set to continue this year with the aim of delivering even more invigorating and inspiring imagery,” states Bob Kunze-Concewitz, CEO of Gruppo Campari. “Once again, boundaries will be pushed in order to stimulate peoples’ imaginations with a voyage of discovery each month to explore worldwide celebrations, and the theme this year couldn’t be more appropriate to do so. With this in mind, we very much look forward to unveiling the 2014 Calendar later on this year.” Continue reading

SEPHORA’s BEAUTY INSIDER® Proves Beauty Addiction Has Its Privileges

MORE BEAUTY REWARDS, MORE EXTRAORDINARY EXPERIENCES, AND A BRAND NEW TOP-TIER LEVEL

SEPHORA BEAUTY INSIDER, the beauty industry’s best and most expansive beauty loyalty rewards pro­gram, is now better than ever with more of everything you love: more beauty rewards, more first pass access and more exclusive experiences. Now is the time to join, check in or upgrade your BEAUTY INSIDER status with the program relaunch on August 12th. Never be more than one click away from getting rewarded for discovering the best of the best in beauty, exclusively at SEPHORA.

SEPHORA BEAUTY INSIDER REWARDS PROGRAM

SEPHORA BEAUTY INSIDER REWARDS PROGRAM

Becoming a BEAUTY INSIDER is free and open to everyone, and members start earning one point for every dollar they spend immediately. Benefits include year round complimentary birthday gifts and deluxe-size samples. The more you buy, the more you’re rewarded – it’s that simple! Those who satisfy their beauty cravings often, spending $350 or more in one calendar year, will achieve VIB status (Very Important Beauty Insider), SEPHORA‘s second BEAUTY INSIDER rewards tier. VIB perks include first access to new products, exclusive offers and invitations to private beauty events.

We are excited to announce the relaunch of Sephora’s loyalty rewards program, BEAUTY INSIDER,” said Sephora Chief Marketing and Digital Officer, Julie Bornstein. “The program’s revamp gives clients more of everything they love: deluxe samples, first-to-buy access and intimate experiences with top beauty influencers. And they can access these privileges quickly and easily on the new Sephora To Go App.”

The revamped BEAUTY INSIDER program features the following exciting program benefits:

PREMIUM NEW MEMBERSHIP LEVEL SEPHORA has added a new rewards level, VIB ROUGE®, for the most fervent product junkies. The ultimate in bragging rights, this level is reserved for those who spend $1,000+ in a calendar year and offers unparalleled insider access to one-of-a-kind experiences and rewards. The chic red VIB ROUGE card opens the door to private, limited-list events with brand founders and celebrities, advance access to new products, free shipping on www.Sephora.com and www.Sephora.ca, unlimited complimentary services at the SEPHORA Beauty Studio and your own beauty concierge hotline. For more information, visit: www.Sephora.com/Rouge.

SEPHORA VIB ROUGE LEVEL

SEPHORA VIB ROUGE LEVEL

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