Wyoming Inn Opens World’s Largest Thomas D. Mangelsen Photography Collection to Public in Conjunction with the 2013 Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival

The Wyoming Inn in Jackson Hole will display a collection of large-scale nature photographs by renowned art photographer Thomas D. Mangelsen in September. The Jackson, Wyo., hotel is opening its private collection for public viewing while guests are in town for the annual Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival. Known for its spacious, comfortable rooms, luxurious amenities and warm Western hospitality, the favorite Jackson, Wyoming, hotel is true to its mission of providing outstanding customer service, with a friendly staff glad to seamlessly arrange a variety of Jackson Hole activities suited to guest interests. Conveniently located on the town’s free shuttle line, the inn provides numerous complimentary offerings including an on-site fitness center and wireless Internet.

The lobby of the newly renovated Wyoming Inn © Kevin Syms

The lobby of the newly renovated Wyoming Inn © Kevin Syms

On September 5, in conjunction with the beginning of the Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival, the Wyoming Inn will open its Thomas D. Mangelsen art photography collection to the public, announced the hotel’s General Manager Michael Solis. The Wyoming Inn, a favorite in-town hotel in Jackson, Wyo., owns the largest private, publicly viewed collection of Mangelsen photography in the country. The renowned art photographer captures nature in remarkable large-scale images.

Thomas Mangelsen was named 2011 Conservation Photographer of the Year by “Nature’s Best Photography,” placing his

'Maples Mosaic' 20x30 by Thomas D. Mangelsen

‘Maples Mosaic’ 20×30 by Thomas D. Mangelsen

'Once Upon a Time' 14x20 by Thomas D. Mangelsen

‘Once Upon a Time’ 14×20 by Thomas D. Mangelsen

work in the permanent collection at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. Mangelsen’s work has been widely featured in numerous publications including “National Geographic,” “Audubon,” “National Wildlife,” “Natural History,” “Newsweek” and “American Photo.” He has been profiled on news programs including The Today Show, Good Morning America and CBS News.

Our guests are nature lovers and they appreciate Tom’s work,” says Solis of the Wyoming Inn’s Mangelsen photography collection. “With all of the art lovers coming to Jackson for the Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival, we wanted to open our doors and invite visitors and valley residents to see our amazing collection.”


Recently, the Wyoming Inn has added 60 Thomas Mangelsen photographs to its collection, bringing the number of works owned to 160. Visitors are invited to stroll through the hotel’s lobby, restaurant, boardroom and corridors to view photographs.


The Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival takes place September 5-15, 2013. This unique festival not only brings renowned artists to beautiful Jackson Hole, Wyo., but also uses the surrounding landscape to provide creative inspiration for events like the QuickDraw and Taste of the Tetons.

Boasting activities such as the iconic Western Design Conference fashion show and the National Museum of Wildlife Arts’ Western Visions®, a month-long art celebration that combines lectures and hands-on workshops with the chance to see and purchase the best of Western contemporary art, the Fall Arts Festival provides opportunities and enjoyment for artists and art lovers alike. New this year, the Jackson Hole Showcase of Homes will provide a one-of-a-kind opportunity for visitors to tour a selection of area houses.

Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Jackson Hole, Wyoming

The centrally located Wyoming Inn also offers the perfect basecamp for visitors in town for the festivities. All-new for summer 2013 guest rooms and baths, part of the hotel’s $4.5 million down-to-the-studs renovation, provide a sleek and luxurious take on the hotel’s trademark Western style, plus “connected traveler” tech upgrades. Just 10 minutes from Jackson’s Town Square, the Wyoming Inn offers free shuttle service from the airport. For information, visit http://www.wyominginn.com or call 800.844.0035.

jcpenney Launches Overhaul of In-store Home Store for Fall 2013

jcpenney has debuting an entirely new Home store with the launch of exciting new products and exclusive attractions from Michael Graves Design™, MarthaHome™, Happy Chic® by Jonathan Adler, Design by Conran™, BODUM®, ORDNING&REDA®, and expanded offerings available on www.jcp.com. More than 500 stores received a complete Home department renovation with updated flooring, accent lighting, custom fixturing and a widened pathway to create an inspiring environment for shopping a curated selection of affordable, high-quality furnishings by some of the world’s most recognizable designers and trusted brands.

Before and After - Bedding

Before and After – Bedding

Michael Graves Design

Beauty, function and a playful attitude are at the heart of the Michael Graves Design collection. A renowned architect and product designer, Graves believes great design shouldn’t have to be expensive. Designed exclusively for jcp, Michael Graves Design features over 150 original designs with modern and classical designs for the home or office. Categories include cookware & small appliances, kitchen gadgets, dining & entertainment, decorative accessories and lighting.

Michael Graves Design at jcp

Michael Graves Design at jcp

Michael Graves Design at jcp

Michael Graves Design at jcp

Michael Graves Design at jcp

Michael Graves Design at jcp

Michael Graves Design at jcp 3 (Photo Credit jcp)


Trusted lifestyle expert Martha Stewart and jcpenney have come together to make it easier than ever to bring beauty and pleasure to every aspect of the home with thoughtful designs and solutions. MarthaCelebrations™ offers a comprehensive assortment of color-coordinated products for throwing the perfect party. MarthaPantry™ and MarthaBaking™ introduce a new line of food products including delicious staple items such as top-quality oils and vinegars, sea salts and pastas as well as easy mixes and kits. MarthaDecor™ is a collection of area rugs, mirrors and lighting, and MarthaWindow™ features a broad selection of draperies, blinds and shades. Continue reading

Actress, Singer and Dancer JULIANNE HOUGH Appears in Public Service Announcements for QVC Presents “FFANY Shoes on Sale”

Julianne Hough knows the allure of amazing shoes. This year, she is channeling her love of footwear into a strong fight against breast cancer. Through her involvement with QVC Presents “FFANY Shoes on Sale,” she is scheduled to appear in both print and television public service announcements supporting the 20th annual charitable shoe sale. A shoe from the Julianne Hough for Sole Society collection is scheduled to be available for purchase during QVC Presents “FFANY Shoes on Sale.”


QVC Presents “FFANY Shoes on Sale,” which is scheduled to be broadcast live on QVC Thursday, October 10, 2013, from 6 PM to 9 PM (ET), unites multimedia retailer QVC with the Fashion Footwear Association of New York (FFANY). Together, the two organizations have generated more than $41 million for the cause. This year, over 120,000 pairs of shoes from more than 80 different brands are scheduled to be offered at half the manufacturer’s suggested retail price*, with net proceeds benefiting breast cancer research and education institutions.

QVC Presents "FFANY Shoes on Sale" 20th Anniversary--Thursday, October 10 from 6 to 9 PM ET on QVC.  (PRNewsFoto/QVC, Inc.)

QVC Presents “FFANY Shoes on Sale” 20th Anniversary–Thursday, October 10 from 6 to 9 PM ET on QVC. (PRNewsFoto/QVC, Inc.)

The Fashion Footwear Charitable Foundation was created to support ongoing research and education programs in the fight against breast cancer and is supported by members of the Fashion Footwear Association of New York (FFANY). Donated footwear is sold on live television through QVC during the Fashion Footwear Charitable Foundation’s annual charity benefit, QVC Presents “FFANY Shoes on Sale.” Net proceeds are distributed to leading breast cancer research and education institutions across the United States, including beneficiaries for the 2013 event: The Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania, The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, The Samuel Oscine Comprehensive Cancer Institute at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, The Susan F. Smith Center for Women’s Cancers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, The University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Breast Oncology Program, The University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, The Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, The Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine, and The Margie and Robert E. Petersen Breast Cancer Research Program at the John Wayne Cancer Institute at Saint John’s Health Center.

There are many bonds that women share. Unfortunately breast cancer is one that negatively impacts so many,” said Hough. “Having the opportunity to take a positive bond like a passion for shoes and adapt it to benefit a worthy cause such as this is incredibly fulfilling.”

Julianne’s breadth of talent and her vivacious spirit are admirable,” says Claire Watts, CEO QVC U.S. She is a natural fit as this year’s spokesperson, and we’re so pleased that she is supporting this worthy cause with us.”

Having a spokesperson who is as ambitious and energetic as Julianne helps to attract people to the cause,” says Joe Moore, FFANY’s president and CEO. “Julianne is involved in so many different avenues of work; I know that her enthusiasm will encourage others to get involved.”

The Fashion Footwear Charitable Foundation makes its home at 274 Madison Avenue, Suite 1701, New York, NY 10016, www.FFANY.org. Those wishing to support cutting-edge research at these organizations can go to www.ffany.org to make contributions and find out ways to join in and be part of this important effort.

*The manufacturer’s suggested retail price is based upon the suppliers’ representation of value. No sales may have been made at these prices.

Mally For Queen of the 2013 QVC Customer Choice Awards

Each year, QVC allows customers to weigh in on their favorite brands, products and innovations in beauty with their Customer Choice Awards. And, this year, Mally Beauty has been nominated for ten categories. Please see the entire list of categories and product nominations below.


Best Primer: Mally Beauty Perfect Prep Poreless Primer http://qvc.co/Mally_AwardsVote

Best Foundation: Mally Beauty Poreless Perfection Foundation http://qvc.co/Mally_AwardsVote

Best Concealer: Mally Beauty Cancellation Concealer System http://qvc.co/Mally_AwardsVote

Best Finishing Product: Mally Beauty Poreless Face Defender http://qvc.co/Mally_AwardsVote

Best Blush: Mally Beauty 24/7 Blush System http://qvc.co/Mally_AwardsVote

Best Lip Product: Mally Beauty High Shine Liquid Lipstick Pen http://qvc.co/Mally_AwardsVote

Best Eye Shadow: Mally Beauty Ever Color Shadow Sticks http://qvc.co/Mally_AwardsVote

Best Eyeliner: Mally Beauty Waterproof Eyeliner http://qvc.co/Mally_AwardsVote

Best Mascara: Mally Beauty Volumizing Mascara http://qvc.co/Mally_AwardsVote

Best Brow: Mally Beauty Ultimate Performance Dream Brow http://qvc.co/Mally_AwardsVote

Makeup artist Mally Roncal’s love affair with all things glam started at an early age. As a young girl growing up in upstate New York, Mally began experimenting with makeup on her mother, an incredible beauty who was and continues to be her biggest inspiration. From that early age, Mally’s parents instilled in her the philosophy that the things that make us mally-brand-headshotdifferent are the qualities that make us beautiful—a mantra that has guided Mally in her every pursuit.

Mally quickly moved to the top of the “it” list in the beauty world, working first at the Shisheido makeup counter at Barneys and ultimately as a makeup artist for private clients. Her passion for art, color, and design—along with her charm, contagious enthusiasm, and magnetic personality—helped her become one of the industry’s most dynamic, in-demand talents. For a decade, Mally traveled the globe executing makeup looks for some of the most fab faces in the world, including Beyoncé Knowles, Jennifer Lopez, Mary J. Blige, Rihanna, Teri Hatcher, Celine Dion, Lee Ann Womack, Ashlee Simpson, Angelina Jolie, and Heidi Klum. Renowned for her ability to make her clients look and feel beautiful, Mally became the go-to makeup artist for all things beauty, sharing her advice in the pages of top magazines and on shows like Oprah, The Today Show, Rachael Ray, and The View.

After spending 15 years on the road with some of the biggest celebrities in the world, Mally Roncal developed and honed countless signature looks. Through years of trial and error, she discovered what works and what doesn’t for every face, pioneering expert application techniques that deliver instant transformation. All that was missing? The products to create the looks easily and flawlessly. But for Mally, looking your most glam isn’t just for Hollywood A-listers; she believes that every woman deserves to look as “gorgois” on the outside as she feels on the inside. Mally made it her mission to share her beauty philosophy—empowering women everywhere to celebrate the differences that make them so fierce, fabulous, and amazing. Her experience as one of the most sought-after makeup artists in Hollywood means that Mally knows all the tricks of the trade, and why traditional makeup comes up short. From so-called translucent powder that shows up in the flash of red carpet photos to lipsticks, concealers, blushes, and bronzers that fade all too fast, Mally identifies endless makeup no-nos and fixes them. Continue reading