Neiman Marcus Announces Stella Tennant as the Face of The Spring 2015 Art of Fashion Campaign Photographed by Luigi & Iango

Neiman Marcus announces the Spring 2015 Art of Fashion Campaign with photographers Luigi Murenu and iango Henzi. Luigi & iango capture the Scottish model Stella Tennant in 28 of spring’s boldest looks. The simplicity of the set lets the dramatic clothes, the sinuous Tennant, and the lensmen’s superb lighting—a single giant lamp typically reserved for film sets—work their magic.

Stella Tennant In Tom Ford

Stella Tennant In Tom Ford

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Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen

The lights are strong and continuous. Brutal,” attests Murenu, one half of the New York–based team. “But Stella is very artistic, her body expressive.” Over the three-day shoot, Murenu and Henzi switch roles organically, pivoting between art-directing compositions and stepping behind the camera. “We’re completely integrated to one idea even if it has two voices,” Murenu explains.

The Swiss-born Henzi brings the precision of fine art, while Murenu, raised in Sardinia, radiates with the excitement of fashion. Together, they create images that compel—and endure—with a streetwise elegance.

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The Spring 2015 Art of Fashion campaign is about classic, iconic fashion photography and bringing together three amazing creative forces: Luigi, iango and Stella Tennant,” said Georgia Christensen, Neiman Marcus Executive Creative Director. “It was wonderful to see Luigi and iango work together and experience their creative process. Two minds. Two points of view that came together seamlessly into one portfolio of images. A true collaboration of passionate artists devoted to the industry. Stella is a dream, I often found myself mesmerized by her on set. The result is extraordinary imagery.”

Designer merchandise featured in the Spring 2015 campaign includes: Akris, Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Burberry Prorsum, Carolina Herrera, Chanel, Chloe, Christian Louboutin, Cucinelli, Derek Lam, Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Emilio Pucci, Erdem, Gucci, Lanvin, Michael Kors, Oscar de la Renta, Roger Vivier, Saint Laurent, Stella McCartney, The Row, Tom Ford, and Valentino.

Since 1994, each spring and fall, the world’s most visionary photographers have carried the torch and given The Art of Fashion their own signature. Past photographers have included: Richard Avedon, Geof Kern, Peggy Sirota, Ruven Afandador, Diego Uchitel, Peter Lindbergh, Arthur Elgort, Camilla Akrans, Raymond Meier, Erik Madigan Heck, and Walter Chin. The campaign will be featured in our publication “the Book” as well as Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue and Vanity Fair.

New Products from Crayola Bring Color to Life for Kids

Brand Unveils Offline and Online Toys that Celebrate Color, Technology, and Self-Expression at the 2015  American International Toy Fair

Crayola LLC., the brand whose products have sparked the creative spirit in children for more than 110 years, will unveil the latest advances in color, technology and self-expression with a new lineup of Holiday 2015 toys at the American International Toy Fair February 14-17, 2015 in New York City. Based in Easton, Pa. and a subsidiary of Hallmark Cards, Incorporated, Crayola is the worldwide leader in children’s creative expression products. Known for the iconic Crayola Crayon first introduced in 1903, the Crayola brand has grown into a portfolio of innovative art tools, crafting activities and creativity toys that offer children innovative new ways to use color to create everything imaginable. Consumers can usually find the wide array of Crayola products in the “Crayola Aisle” at all major retailers.

The latest Crayola offerings will feature innovative offline and online toys designed for kids to show their unique vision of the world through color, customization and cutting-edge digital platforms. Highlights from the Crayola 2015 lineup include:

The Crayola Crayon Carver helps kids make art out of their favorite art tools -crayons. With a motorized carver that engraves cool messages and designs, kids can send colorful, custom-carved crayon notes to their family and friends. The kit includes 40 tracing tiles and eight Crayola crayons. For children ages 6 and up; suggested retail price is $29.99.

With Crayola Color Alive(TM) Easy Animation Studio, kids have the ability to bring their color to life like never before and create custom animations quickly.  Kids can customize any one of 10 characters and five backgrounds with the included Twistables(®) Colored Pencils, then create and share animations with the poseable mannequin and Smooth Action Technology(®). Compatible with iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones, tablets, and iPod Touch. For children ages 6 and up; suggested retail price is $24.99.

The Crayola Cling Creator helps kids create colorful clings that stick to -and peel from -windows, mirrors and other smooth surfaces. Kids can use the molds provided or make their own using the included customizable clay. The set comes with tools, color mixing pots, and more. For children ages 8 and up; suggested retail price is $24.99.

Inspired by a trend called “upcycling” and girl’s love for customization, kids can use the Crayola Creations Thread Wrapper to give their favorite gear and accessories a custom color makeover. Anything that fits through the device can be thread wrapped -from headphones, to school supplies to headbands. Kids can use the included thread, upcycle old thread, and even create their own custom color thread! The set contains a motorized threading unit, re-threading attachment, six Crayola colored spools of thread, two empty spools, and a fine-line fabric marker. For ages 8 -12; suggested retail price is $24.99.

With the Crayola Color Wonder Light-Up Stamper, stamp colors appear magically and make no mess at all. The Stamper magically “lights up”in whatever color they choose, and children can then color in the stamped images using mess-free markers. The stamps work across multiple items with the Color Wonder line (Minions Stamper & Art Desk). For children ages 3 and up; suggested retail price is $24.99.

At Crayola, we’re all about inspiring creativity through color and innovative play experiences, and our new holiday products demonstrate this continued passion,” says Mike Perry, president and chief executive officer, Crayola LLC. “Children are incredibly digitally savvy and the offline experience continues to be so important because it allows kids to color the world through their own imagination and bring it to life. We are very excited to debut our line-up, which includes everything from crayon carving to animation and customization through makers and design-it-yourself products.

OSCAR 2015 NEWS: NEW PRESENTERS ADDED

JASON BATEMAN, IDRIS ELBA, ANSEL ELGORT, NICOLE KIDMAN, LIAM NEESON, GWYNETH PALTROW AND CHANNING TATUM TO PRESENT AT 87TH OSCARS®

Jason Bateman, Idris Elba, Ansel Elgort, Nicole Kidman, Liam Neeson, Gwyneth Paltrow and Channing Tatum has been added to the list of presenters for this year’s Oscars to be hosted by Neil Patrick Harris and airing on Sunday, February 22, live on ABC.

Bateman appeared in the Best Picture Oscar®- nominated films “Up in the Air” (2009) and “Juno” (2007). Most recently Bateman starred in the “Horrible Bosses” (2011 and 2014) franchise, “This Is Where I Leave You” (2014), and “Bad Words” (2013), Bateman’s directorial debut.  He is currently working on “Untitled Joel Edgerton Project” and recently wrapped production of “The Family Fang,” his second directorial effort in which he also stars.

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Elba most recently starred in the 2014 thriller “No Good Deed.” His other film roles include “28 Weeks Later” (2007), “Thor” (2011), “Pacific Rim” (2013) and “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” (2013). He has been nominated for four Emmy Awards®, including three for Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for “Luther” (2010). Elba will next be seen in “Beasts of No Nation.”

Elgort made his film debut in 2013’s “Carrie” and followed up with three more films in 2014: “The Fault in Our Stars,” “Divergent” and “Men, Women & Children.” He will next be seen in the sequel “The Divergent Series: Insurgent.”

Kidman won an Oscar for Actress in a Leading Role for “The Hours” (2002) and was nominated for her leading roles in “Moulin Rouge” (2001) and “Rabbit Hole” (2010). Her other credits include “Dead Calm” (1989), “Far and Away” (1992), “Eyes Wide Shut” (1999), “Cold Mountain” (2003) and “The Golden Compass” (2007). Her upcoming films include “Lion” and “The Secret in Their Eyes.”

Neeson received an Oscar nomination for Actor in a Leading Role for his performance as the title character in “Schindler’s List” (1993). Other film roles include “The Dead Pool” (1988), “Husbands and Wives” (1992), “Michael Collins” (1996), “Love Actually” (2003), “Taken” (2008), “The Grey” (2011) and “Non-Stop” (2014). He will next be seen in “Ted 2” and “Run All Night.”

Paltrow is an Oscar winner for her leading role in “Shakespeare in Love” (1998).  She has starred in such films as “Great Expectations” (1998), “The Talented Mr. Ripley” (1999), and “The Royal Tenenbaums” (2001) and most recently the “Iron Man” franchise (2008, 2010 and 2013).

Tatum, who currently stars in the sci-fi feature “Jupiter Ascending,” appeared in last year’s “22 Jump Street” (2014), “Foxcatcher” (2014) and “The Lego Movie” (2014).  His previous credits include “White House Down” (2013), “Magic Mike” (2012) and “21 Jump Street” (2012).  He will star in “Magic Mike XXL” later this year.

Previously announced presenters and performers include:

Presenters:

Ben Affleck, Jennifer Aniston, Cate Blanchett, Jessica Chastain, Marion Cotillard, Benedict Cumberbatch, Viola Davis, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Chris Evans, Kevin Hart, Josh Hutcherson, Scarlett Johansson, Dakota Johnson, Jennifer Lopez, Jared Leto, Shirley MacLaine, Matthew McConaughey, Sienna Miller, Chloë Grace Moretz, Eddie Murphy, Lupita Nyong’o, David Oyelowo, Chris Pine, Chris Pratt, Margot Robbie, Zoe Saldana, Octavia Spencer, Meryl Streep, Miles Teller, John Travolta, Kerry Washington, Naomi Watts, Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon.

Performers:

Jack Black, Common, Jennifer Hudson, Lady Gaga, Anna Kendrick, John Legend, Adam Levine with Maroon 5, Tim McGraw, Rita Ora and Tegan and Sara with The Lonely Island.

The 87th Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT.