Lands’ End Introduces Pink Thread Project to Support and Raise Awareness for Breastcancer.org

Now through October 31, 2014, a little pink does a lot of good. Lands’ End is introducing the Pink Thread Project, a charitable campaign created to help raise awareness for Breastcancer.org the leading online resource for breast health and breast cancer information and support. Breastcancer.org is the leading resource for breast health and breast cancer information and support, with more than 7,000 pages of expert-reviewed information and a robust, dynamic peer support community. A nonprofit organization, Breastcancer.org receives more than 15 million visits each year.

By simply ordering and applying one of six pink thread icons on any Lands’ End item that can be embroidered – from totes and towels to cardigans and shirts – a full 75landsendlogo_lighthouse percent of the $6.00 embroidery application fee will be donated to Breastcancer.org. Supporters can take part in the Pink Thread Project initiative from September 19 through October 31, 2014. To learn more visitlandsend.com/pinkthread.

“Lands’ End’s ongoing support of breast cancer survivors led to the partnership and development of the Pink Thread Project, a simple way anyone can show support, and enables us to continue to provide our online resource to the millions of people we serve each year,” said Rita Lusen, VP of partnerships and development at Breastcancer.org. “As a breast cancer survivor, I always wanted a fashionable mastectomy swimwear solution and Lands’ End delivered. For many women who have had this life-altering surgery, like those in our Breastcancer.org Community, having an option that addresses their style needs is really important.”

“We all share a common thread of support when it comes to breast cancer. It either affects us personally or through family, friends and colleagues. The Pink Thread Project is a simple way for anyone to help elevate awareness and show their support for Breastcancer.org,” said Michele Donnan-Martin, chief merchandising design officer, Lands’ End. “Whether it’s a pink lighthouse on the cuff of a men’s oxford shirt or the classic pink ribbon on a Lands’ End tote, a little pink truly does a lot of good.”

The curated collection of six pink icons includes the Lands’ End anchorgram and lighthouse logos, the Breastcancer.org Circle of Trust logo, the pink ribbon and a classic sailboat and compass icon.

Additional Pink Thread Project Initiatives
Throughout the month of October, other Lands’ End initiatives to support the Pink Thread Project include:

  • Landsend.com Goes Pink – On October 1, 2014, landsend.com will feature a pink logo and banners on the company’s home page in solidarity and support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
  • Share Your #PinkThread – Through the month of October, supporters can share a photo/image of who or what their “Pink Thread” is in their life on Facebook (facebook.com/landsend), Twitter (@LandsEnd) and Instagram (@LandsEnd). Lands’ End will donate $1 to Breastcancer.org for each photo posted (up to $10,000) using the hashtag #PinkThread.
  • Pink Thread Project Women’s Swim Tee – Lands’ End will also offer an exclusive women’s Swim Tee in pink with $5 of every purchase benefitting Breastcancer.org. This pink tee can also be embroidered with a Pink Thread icon and 75 percent of the application fee will also be donated.
  • Lands’ End Pink in Stores – During the month of October, Lands’ End will donate 10% of the purchase price of all fall/winter pink women’s apparel and accessory items sold in Lands’ End Shops at Sears and Lands’ End Full Price Stores to Breastcancer.org.
  • Lands’ End Business Outfitters – The business division of Lands’ End is also taking part in the Pink Thread Project. Now through the month of October, 5% of the purchase price of a select assortment of customized pink apparel and promotional items will be donated to Breastcancer.org. Items can be found at http://business.landsend.com/pink.

This Winter Season, Cold Temps Herald Hot Trends in Outerwear at Land’s End

With the predicted harsh winter forecast, stylish yet functional outerwear that delivers on warmth is a must-have – especially for those who like to enjoy the outdoor winter elements.

No matter how cold it gets or how much snow accumulates, the Lands’ End 2014 Winter Outerwear Collection promises to keep cold-weather wearers prepared for whatever winter throws their way and represents the perfect convergence of fashion and function,” said Michele Donnan-Martin, executive vice president, chief merchandising and design officer, Lands’ End. “From temperature-rated to technical and transitional options, Lands’ End has the perfect outerwear option for everyone in the family at a level of quality and value unmatched in the market.”

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Lands’ End promises to have everyone covered. “Our merchandising and design teams not only listened to the woes from last winter, but took that feedback and created one of the most extensive outerwear collections this season to meet the needs of our customers, whether they live and play in Seattle, Chicago or New York City,” said Donnan-Martin.

WOOL’S THE WAY
If you’re keen on keeping fashion at the forefront this season, look no further than the rich and luxurious wool collection. Women will enjoy boiled wool, which works great as lightweight outerwear or a layering piece, as well as Lands’ End’s exclusive cashmere-blend Luxe Wool collection. Additionally, statement pieces like the ultra-feminine Basketweave Wool Toggle Coat will give women something to smile about on chilly winter days.

For men, wool options go from the casual yet classic Wool Pea Coat to tailored dress options like the Wool Patterned Top Coat ($249) and the Wool Tailored Double Breasted Overcoat ($299). All jackets are made from wool exclusive to Lands’ End and contain a waterproof finish.

UP WITH DOWN:
Available in bright colors and timely patterns, Lands’ End’s Lightweight Down – at 600 fill power – allows for the perfect amount of warmth without weight. The jacket ($119) is a key indoor/outdoor piece that can take both men and women from fall to winter. Women also get a fashionable Lightweight Down Coat ($159) with a belt for shaping and a classic hood that converts into a shawl collar to provide warm versatility.

Additionally, women can choose a great Midweight Down that comes in a Shawl Collar Vest ($99) and the flattering Tulip Hem Coat ($199) that features fabric with a slight shine, muted colors and a removable fur ruff to give this collection a refined appearance

YOU’RE GETTING WARMER:
Surprisingly, 41 percent of consumers say they would rather have the perfect warm coat that lasts all winter long than a weekend escape to a tropical beach. Luckily, Lands’ End has the Expedition Parka ($285) for men and women – the warmest and most technical jacket. With unmatched value, the Parka’s 650 fill power, quilted, insulated lining and waterproof, seam-sealed shell provides warmth and dryness on even the wettest winter day.

SEE THE LIGHT:
Colors – whether standard or bold – make the PrimaLoft® Packable Jacket ($99) and Vest ($69) perfect for layering for both men and women. Made from synthetic insulation and a water-repellent finish, this light-feeling jacket still offers great warmth. Each piece folds into its own pocket, making it a great on-the-go garment and perfect for traveling. Continue reading

NEIL PATRICK HARRIS TO HOST THE 2015 OSCARS®

Award-winning star of stage and screen Neil Patrick Harris will host the 87th Oscars®, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today.  This will be Harris’ first time hosting the ceremony.   The show will air live on ABC on Oscar® Sunday, February 22, 2015.

“We are thrilled to have Neil host the Oscars,” said Zadan and Meron. “We have known him his entire adult life, and we have watched him explode as a great performer in feature films, television and stage.  To work with him on the Oscars is the perfect storm, all of his resources and talent coming together on a global stage.”

“It is truly an honor and a thrill to be asked to host this year’s Academy Awards.  I grew up watching the Oscars and was always in such awe of some of the greats who hosted the show,” said Harris. “To be asked to follow in the footsteps of Johnny Carson, Billy Crystal, Ellen DeGeneres, and everyone else who had the great fortune of hosting is a bucket list dream come true.”

“We share Craig and Neil’s excitement in welcoming the incredibly talented Neil Patrick Harris,” said Cheryl Boone Isaacs, Academy President.  “He is the consummate entertainer.  Neil’s distinctive charm and showmanship make him the ideal host to honor the Oscar legacy and ensure we all enjoy another unforgettable celebration.”

“Neil is a terrific actor, singer, risk-taker and collaborator,” said Dawn Hudson, Academy CEO. “We can’t wait to see the show that he and Craig and Neil create together.”

“Neil Patrick Harris is highly energetic and a definitive entertainer,” said Paul Lee. “We are thrilled to have him as our 2015 Oscar host.”

A triple-threat performer, Harris has enjoyed a successful career in entertainment.  He can currently be seen starring opposite Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike in David Fincher’s critically-acclaimed feature film, “Gone Girl.”  Harris garnered multiple Emmy® and Golden Globe award nominations for his role as Barney Stinson on the hit television series, “How I Met Your Mother,” and he won an Emmy for his guest-starring role on “Glee” in 2010.  He also recently starred in the title role of “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” on Broadway, earning the 2014 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical.  Harris served as host of the 61st and 65th Primetime Emmy Awards, as well as the 63rd, 65th, 66th and 67th Tony Awards, for which he won four Emmys.  Most recently, Harris added the title of author to his list of accomplishments with the release of his autobiography from Crown Publishing, “Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography.”

The last two Oscars telecasts, which were produced by Zadan and Meron, received a major spike in the ratings.  The 86th Oscars was TV’s most-watched entertainment event in 10 years and attracted the biggest viewership since 2000, with more than 45 million viewers.  The show resulted in dramatic gains in younger demos and social media conversation, with more than one billion impressions generated on Twitter and 25 million interactions happening on Facebook on Oscar Sunday.  Additionally, the star-studded “selfie” became the most retweeted photo of all time with 32.8 million views.

The Oscars will be held at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live by the ABC Television Network at 4 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

Golden Door Luxurious Head-To-Toe Beauty And Skin Care Line Now Available At Home

On the heels of its recent online storefront launch, Golden Door (located in a serene valley a few miles north of San Diego and south of Los Angeles), an exclusive, all-encompassing mind, body and soul destination, today announced its highly anticipated new category of Golden Door branded products which includes beauty & skincare offerings inspired by the Golden Door’s biodynamic gardens and organic groves.

Golden Door Skincare, Photo credit: John Russo (PRNewsFoto/Golden Door)

Golden Door Skincare, Photo credit: John Russo (PRNewsFoto/Golden Door)

The Beauty & Skin Care products are all free of sulfates, paraben, mineral oil, petroleum, dyes and synthetic fragrances, as well as being 100 percent biodegradable. Golden Door’s comprehensive, full body skincare regime focuses on delivering results and includes serums, facial moisturizers, hydrating toners, body oil, eye creams, lip treatments, shower gel and masques, along with shampoos and conditioners.

The indigenous outdoor elements at Golden Door played an essential role in determining the ingredients used in the collection. The beauty products feature plant extracts, as well as citrus and teas enjoyed by guests during their stay each week. Many of the facial products include grapefruit, lime, lemon extracts and citrus stem cells inspired by the citrus orchards, while the hints of avocado give a nod to the large groves on the property.

Golden Door Beauty & Skin Care products available to consumers at home include:
—  Golden Peel-A-Away Masque – An elegant and instant gold masque that refreshes, nourishes and hydrates to aid in the skin renewal process and
promote a glowing complexion.
—  Silk Diamond Eye Cream – Blends botanical extracts with lightweight emollients that lift and soften upper and lower eyelid areas.
—  Balancing Toner – Fuses sea and plant extracts, minerals, citrus extracts and sugar enzymes to renew skin cells and results in a smooth, clear and radiant complexion.
—  Soothing Moisturizer – Antioxidant-rich moisturizer packed with natural plant extracts and nourishing ingredients to relieve dryness and improve skin.
—  Bamboo Face Scrub – Aromatic facial scrub that utilizes natural bamboo and berry ingredients to leave skin clarified, soft-to-the-touch and glowing.
—  Yuzu Body Oil – A combination of essential oils in a light, nourishing coconut-based oil. Provides a potent remedy for dry, sun-damaged or mature skin.
—  Hinoki Shea Body Butter – An enriched, luxurious and fast-absorbing body moisturizer that soothes even the driest skin. Pure essentials oils are
combined with natural botanicals that rehydrate and revitalize.

The Golden Door’s new Beauty & Skincare line is available online at goldendoor.com.