Near Extinction of Good manners and “Thank You” Reversed with New XBracelets Campaign Featuring Thanklets, the Official “Thank You” Bracelets

Thanklets offer a lasting way to express gratitude to strangers, friends alike

Bad manners are rampant in today’s society. XBracelets, ( www.XBracelets.com) the well-known maker of custom fundraising and promotional bracelets, has launched the Thank You campaign featuring Thanklets (www.Thanklets.com), the “Thank You” bracelets, because saying thank you still matters.

Thanklets. (PRNewsFoto/XBracelets)

Thanklets. (PRNewsFoto/XBracelets)

We created Thanklets out of our frustration that saying ‘thank you’ is quickly becoming a thing of the past,” said Dan Hoffman, founder of XBracelets.  “How many times have you opened a door for someone and they walk through without saying a word?  Or how about when driving, you let someone cut in front of you in traffic and you don’t even get a nod or a wave.  I find myself yelling out to these people, ‘You’re welcome!’  What’s happened to common courtesy?  Maybe it’s the fact that we’re now so used to texting or tweeting that we’ve become less personal?  After all, ‘thank you’ takes up 9 characters and we only get 140…Continue reading

ULTA Beauty’s fall 2013 21 Days of Beauty Promotion begins September 8th

ULTA Celebrates their Hottest Beauty Trends for the 2013 Fall Season

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Each year, ULTA Beauty’s 21 Days of Beauty showcases fall beauty trends with special beauty product offerings alongside makeup and skincare consultations and demonstrations from beauty experts – all to help prepare shoppers for a beautiful Fall season. ULTA Beauty, one of the largest beauty retailers, provides one-stop shopping for prestige, mass and salon products and salon services in the United States, and offers a unique combination of over 20,000 prestige and mass beauty products across the categories of cosmetics, fragrance, haircare, skincare, bath and bodyulta products and salon styling tools, as well as salon haircare products. The company provides affordable indulgence to its customers by combining unmatched product breadth, value and convenience with the distinctive environment and experience of a specialty retailer. ULTA Beauty also offers a full-service salon in all of its stores.

ULTA Beauty is pleased to announce its top beauty trends for Fall 2013 with their annual 21 Days of Beauty Celebration. The beauty extravaganza begins Sunday, September 8 and ends Saturday, September 28, and is celebrated in its more than 500 stores nationwide.

Each day ULTA Beauty will feature one “Beauty Steal” and one “Beauty Focus Day” — Beauty Steals are special offers on top beauty products, and Beauty Focus Days feature demonstrations like customized makeup lessons, expert beauty tips, and one-on-one appointments with beauty authorizes for all categories.  21 Days of Beauty participants include top cosmetic and skin care brands, including: Smashbox, Stila, Tarte, Urban Decay, Benefit and LORAC. Below are ULTA Beauty’s top trends for Fall 2013 and the products to make it all happen:

Metallic Lids: Shine through to fall with these shimmery hues that will add a modern element to the traditional smoky eye. The subtle metallic glow is the perfect day-to-night palette you’ll need during your busy fall schedule. Finish off this already dramatic look with a soft-colored lip.

ULTA Beauty Recommends:

—  Smashbox Fade to Black Eyeshadow Palette in Fade Out, $42

—  Tarte Skinny SmolderEyes in Onyx, $19

—  Too Faced Glitter Glaze Sparkling Shadow Top Coat in Goldie Rocks, $21

Megawatt Lashes: The debut of new mascara wands lets anyone perfect the look of old Hollywood glamour. Add eye brightener to the corners of the eyes to make them pop. Let your lashes take the spotlight by pairing with a neutral eye and a bright red lip to perfect this look.

ULTA Beauty Recommends:

—  Smashbox Photo OpUnder Eye Brightener, $20

—  BareMinerals Lash Domination Mascara, $21

—  LORAC Cobra Mascara, $23 Continue reading

Papyrus Brings Greeting Card Style to Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week (Revised)

Bella Pilar's Glamour Collection, a special edition series of six cards inspired by classic fashion icons of the past and embellished with shimmering glitter highlights and jewel accents. (PRNewsFoto/Papyrus)

Bella Pilar’s Glamour Collection, a special edition series of six cards inspired by classic fashion icons of the past and embellished with shimmering glitter highlights and jewel accents. (PRNewsFoto/Papyrus)

Images by Phillip Johnson/www.fashionpluslifestyle.wordpress.com

Papyrus announced it will once again be celebrating style as a proud supporter of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City, September 5-12. As the preeminent, premium greeting card and gift accessories brand, the social expressions company will be displayed in the Event lobby throughout the week. Visitors will be able to choose a look they love from a selection of chic Papyrus cards, for which the brand will provide complimentary postage and mailing, so attendees can share a part of the Event with friends and loved ones all over the world.

Papyrus at the 2014 Spring/Summer New York Fashion Week at Mercedes-Benz at Lincoln Center

Papyrus at the 2014 Spring/Summer New York Fashion Week at Mercedes-Benz at Lincoln Center

Papyrus at the 2014 Spring/Summer New York Fashion Week at Mercedes-Benz at Lincoln Center

Papyrus at the 2014 Spring/Summer New York Fashion Week at Mercedes-Benz at Lincoln Center

Papyrus at the 2014 Spring/Summer New York Fashion Week at Mercedes-Benz at Lincoln Center

Papyrus at the 2014 Spring/Summer New York Fashion Week at Mercedes-Benz at Lincoln Center

Papyrus at the 2014 Spring/Summer New York Fashion Week at Mercedes-Benz at Lincoln Center

Papyrus at the 2014 Spring/Summer New York Fashion Week at Mercedes-Benz at Lincoln Center

Papyrus at the 2014 Spring/Summer New York Fashion Week at Mercedes-Benz at Lincoln Center

Papyrus at the 2014 Spring/Summer New York Fashion Week at Mercedes-Benz at Lincoln Center

We are thrilled to partner with Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week,” said Sue Buchta, president of Papyrus-Recycled Greetings, Inc. It is a fantastic opportunity to showcase our unparalleled commitment to quality, style and trend-forward design while inspiring connections among an audience of fashion icons and tastemakers.” Continue reading

RELIEF ON THE RUNWAY ANNOUNCES “INTERCONTINENTAL FASHION WEEK”

Internationally Popular Designers Give Back During New York Fashion Week

Runway Show on Friday, September 6, 7-9pm in New York City

This Friday, September 6th marks the official launch of Relief on the Runway’s “Intercontinental Fashion Week,” a New York Fashion Week event. The weekend long celebration of culture, charity and style will feature couture and ready-to-wear fashions from American designers whose work appeals to influential women including royalty, business leaders, and policy makers. This black-tie event will be attended by international press, senior buyers at major retailers, celebrity stylists, and social insiders. The annual Relief On The Runway charity fashion show features designers’ latest collections, while raising funds to help aid women, children and refugees internationally, with the overwhelming goal to inspire like-minded individuals. (To purchase tickets to the event, please got to http://rotr.eventbrite.com/)

Amalina Aman blue dress

Amalina Aman blue dress

In its three year history, the organizers have gained the support of Islamic Relief USA, as well as local and international designers. This year marks Relief on the Runway’s first showing at New York Fashion Week and the debut of their “Intercontinental Fashion Week” events. Nahda Designs hosted the first annual charity event in

La Merveille by KD

La Merveille by KD

Nahda Designs

Nahda Designs

Fullerton, CA in December 2011 and also helped IRUSA in hosting their first ever charity fashion show that took place in New York in April 2012 titled, “Relief on the Runway: Attire to Inspire.”

This year’s Intercontinental Fashion Week designers, including Nahda Designs, La Merveille, Amalina Aman Designs, IslamicGems, Cover Me Beautiful, and Sabika Seattle, are first generation citizens of the US and Australia, but ethnically and culturally represent the countries of Eritrea, Sudan, Guinea, Pakistan, India, Indonesia, and the Christmas and Cocos Islands. Their work and approach to design integrates their American upbringing with the history and culture of their heritage. As Intercontinental Fashion Week grows, the Relief on the Runway events will continue to incorporate designers from various countries, religions and backgrounds; giving the audience a broader showcase of internationally inspired design. Continue reading

Gold Toe Partners with Designer Malan Breton for Spring 2014 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

Designer Incorporating Gold Toe Socks into Spring Runway Looks; Statement Socks Add to the Designer’s British Rock Theme

Models in Malan Breton’s runway show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week on September 7th will have a little more spring in their step as the fashion designer has partnered with the classic American sock brand, Gold Toe, incorporating bright and bold socks into his spring 2014 looks. Malan Breton is the designer and creative director of

Designer Malan Breton New York Premiere of 'Inkheart' at the AMC Loews Lincoln Square - Arrivals New York City, USA - 15.01.09 Credit: (Mandatory): PNP/ WENN.com

Designer Malan Breton
New York Premiere of ‘Inkheart’ at the AMC Loews Lincoln Square – Arrivals
New York City, USA – 15.01.09
Credit: (Mandatory): PNP/ WENN.com

Malan Breton, Malan Breton Furs, Fantome, and Malan Breton HOMME Collections. Born in Taipei, Taiwan, Breton currently resides in New York City and Paris. He has been designing since the age of 11 and is known for his signature detailing, and fabrics.

Breton’s spring 2014 collection is inspired by the music of the mid-century British rock invasion – the sound that shaped fashion and the world – with colors, silhouettes, and fabrics that personify the Malan Breton signature collection.

This season’s color brings excitement into a menswear.  When I find something of quality, I like to share it with the world,” said Breton. “I wear Gold Toe socks often and I love the comfort, quality and style they offer.”

Gold Toe has previously worked with Malan Breton on several previous Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week shows as a gift bag sponsor, but this is the first time the socks will be an integral part of the runway show. Gold Toe® brand is the number one brand of socks (men’s, women’s and kids’) in department stores and national chains for dress, casual and athletics combined.  Gold Toe® Men’s underwear and casualwear collections can also be found in the same channels of distribution. 

We couldn’t be anymore excited for this runway opportunity with Malan,” said Heather Wilson, Marketing Director at Gold Toe. “For nearly 80 years we’ve prided ourselves on durability, style and gold-toe-banner  comfort, but it doesn’t end there. We’re getting bolder and brighter as we approach our milestone anniversary. This partnership is a great way for people to not only see our fashion-forward side, but also see how socks aren’t just a wardrobe necessity, but instead a fashion accessory. Malan is the perfect person to make that statement for us.”

Malan’s Spring 2014 Runway Show will take place Saturday, September 7 at 2:30 p.m. at The BOX – Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center.  To attend the show, please contact Malanbreton@fashiongps.com.

In addition, there are 42 Gold Toe® retail stores currently in the country, with more stores opening this year.  Gold Toe® is a brand owned by Gildan Activewear Inc., a leading supplier of quality branded basic family apparel, including T-shirts, fleece, sport shirts, socks and underwear, which sells its products under a diversified portfolio of brands, including the Gildan® and Anvil® brand family, as well as under license agreements for the Under Armour® and New Balance® brands.

 

Patina Gallery of Santa Fe Announces “Ingrained,” an Exhibition of Works in Wood from Artists Liam Flynn and Gustav Reyes

The Exhibition Opens October 4, 2013

Patina Gallery is pleased to announce Ingrained, an exhibition of works from two masters of the wood medium, Liam Flynn and Gustav Reyes. Flynn, working in Ireland, turns and carves vessels of sublime simplicity, with their voluptuous forms and gently undulating surface part of the work’s unique appeal. Chicago-based artist Gustav Reyes has received accolades for his wood jewelry, bracelets, earrings and necklaces that, in their own way, also revel in the nuance of wood. The exhibition opens October 4 and runs through October 27, 2013.

Gustav Reyes Bangles and Cuffs in Blackened Woods

Gustav Reyes Bangles and Cuffs in Blackened Woods

Woodworkers often describe wood as a living material in that it trains the worker/artist as much as the worker/artist trains it. It cannot be forced but it will be coaxed, to turn and bend and hold shapes. Each of these artists has learned this. Each has learned to read the grain and character of the material and to work with it so that every completed work expresses a story of collaboration.

Gustav Reyes Bracelets in Wood

Gustav Reyes Bracelets in Wood

Both Flynn and Reyes are self-taught and come from families with traditions of working with wood. Flynn descends from generations of joiners and woodworkers while Reyes’s father was a carpenter who found relaxation crafting jewelry in the evenings after work. Liam Flynn’s turned and carved vessels are found in the collections of numerous museums, including London’s Victoria and Albert Museum and the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Continue reading

CARRERA Y CARRERA LAUNCHES THE ECUESTRE COLLECTION

For the new Ecuestre Collection, Manuel Carrera, master goldsmith and founder of Carrera y Carrera, was inspired by the elegance and majesty of the Purebred Spanish horse. Emblematic, beautiful, proud, dependable, brave, and admired all over the world for centuries,  Carrera y Carrera pays tribute to the  majestic Andalusian horse–an animal with thousands of years of history–in its new collection. Today, the devotion continues stronger than ever.

Carrera y Carrera Ecuestre earrings in yellow gold and diamonds

Carrera y Carrera Ecuestre earrings in yellow gold and diamonds

Carrera y Carrera Ecuestre earrings in yellow gold, amethyst and diamonds

Carrera y Carrera Ecuestre earrings in yellow gold, amethyst and diamonds

Carrera y Carrera has drawn inspiration from the ancestral relationship between man and horse, melding the gold and precious stones to achieve a collection of figurative work of arts that brings the animal to life, resulting in mini-sculptures full of movement that perfectly portray the spirit, passion and elegance of the horse. Continue reading