HUE launches Timo Weiland for HUE Capsule Collection

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Campaign Image for Timo Weiland for HUE Global Design Discovery Program

Campaign Image for Timo Weiland for HUE Global Design Discovery Program (Images Provided by Factory PR)

This past Wednesday, September 9, 2015, leading legwear brand,HUE launched its collaboration with Timo Weiland as part of their Global Design Discovery Program. To celebrate, both brands hosted a party at Lightbox to kickoff New York Fashion Week.

In 1978 HUE was launched when two New York City artists dyed Chinese slippers in fabulous colors and the fashion world went wild. Today, HUE designs and markets the most fashionable legwear, leggings and sleepwear around the world. From always up-to-date leggings to colored and printed tights and socks to seasonal boot toppers and leg warmers, HUE brings a light-hearted approach to fashion that makes it easy to effortlessly express one’s personal style. Hue is sold in more than 3,100 stores globally and on www.hue.com.

Timo Weiland (center) at the Timo Weiland for HUE Global Design Discovery Program Launch Party

Timo Weiland (center) at the Timo Weiland for HUE Global Design Discovery Program Launch Party (Images Provided by Factory PR)

The HUE Global Design Discovery Program aims to introduce new up and coming fashion designers, giving HUE‘s customers the opportunity to discover new talent. For Fall 2015 inaugural season, the program features designers New York City-based Timo Weiland and Shanghai-based Helen Lee and gives consumers an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at their inspiration, creative process and final product through sketches, videos and photos on social media.

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Campaign Image for Timo Weiland for HUE Global Design Discovery Program (Images Provided by Factory PR)

Timo Weiland for HUE is a luxurious capsule collection of cashmere blend track pants, sweater tights, socks and skirts. The line is available in a palette of beautiful neutrals including oatmeal, graphite and black and will be released for Fall/Winter 2015 season as part of HUE’s Global Design Discovery Program. The Timo Weiland for HUE Global Design Discovery Program is available at better department stores and on HUE.com.

The event also premiered the #Timo4HUE fashion (see video above) film that HUE and Timo created about the collection. The film, directed by Shal Ngo, follows a day in the life of NYC IT-girl Tracy Antonopoulos. In addition, the event featured a special performance by Tracy’s band, Cable and music by Mia Moretti and Equal.

Models clad in Timo Weiland for HUE legwear, completed their looks with Ready-To-Wear pieces from the Timo Weiland Fall/Winter 2015 Collection and shoes from Dr. Martens. Finishing touches included hair by David Cruz for Cutler/Redken, makeup by Cassandra Garcia for Bobbi Brown and nails by Sugarloom Cosmetics.barista_xlg

The American Museum of Natural History Announces New Exhibition “The Secret World Inside You”

The microbes in your body are more numerous than the stars in the Milky Way. Clump them together, and they weigh as much as your brain. And contrary to the knee-jerk reaction that all microbes—the term used for organisms that are too small to be seen with the naked eye— must be “germs” that cause disease, most of the ones that live in your body are vital to keeping your digestive system, your immune system, and even your brain working properly. This fall, the American Museum of Natural History (Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024-5192, http://www.amnh.org/, Phone: 212-769-5100, Gallery 3. Admission is by timed entry only.) presents The Secret World Inside You, a special exhibition that explores the rapidly evolving science that is revolutionizing how we view human health.amnh0815-bacteria

Our bodies are home to many trillions of microbes, including bacteria, viruses, fungi, and other organisms collectively called the human microbiome. In any human, microbial genes outnumber the genes in human DNA by more than 100 to one. Your body also contains more microbial cells than human cells. This new perspective leads us to look at our bodies not just as individuals but as entire ecosystems.

Investigating the human microbiome is a very young science, and researchers are just beginning to understand what constitutes a “normal” microbiome, how it changes over time, and how it affects health and disease. But what is clear is that the effects of the microbiome on its human host are profound and multifaceted—and could play an important role in common health problems like allergies, asthma, obesity, and even anxiety and depression.

The Secret World Inside You will take visitors on a tour of the human body, making stops at places where microbes thrive: your skin—which, covering about 20 square feet, is your largest organ—and your mouth and your gastrointestinal tract, which is home to your body’s densest and most diverse microbial community, among others.

The exhibition also will explore where our microbiomes come from. Most babies encounter their first big batch of microbes during birth, when they are coated with microbes from the mother’s birth canal, or, if born by caesarean section, from the skin of their mother, doctors, and others who touch them. New work also has shown that breast milk, in addition to providing nutrition for the baby, contains complex carbohydrates that cannot be digested by infants but are readily consumed by the dominant species of bacteria in the infant microbiome—evidence that we coevolved to live with these organisms.

How do your interactions with microbes—from the type of environment where you grew up to the number of times you have taken an antibiotic, which destroys both bad and good bacteria—influence your health? In what ways can your microbiome be said to be its own organ? And is it possible that the state of the bacteria in your gut plays a role in your mental health?

The Secret World Inside You will explore these intriguing questions and more with interactive activities, videos, and a live theater where a presenter will show visitors how scientists are navigating this exciting new field of research.

The Secret World Inside You is co-curated by Susan Perkins and Rob DeSalle, curators in the Museum’s Division of Invertebrate Zoology and the Sackler Institute for Comparative Genomics. The exhibition will be open to the public from November 7, 2015, to August 14, 2016. This project is supported by the Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) program of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

‘LG Styler’ Makes Debut During NY Fashion Week, Revolutionizing Clothing Care With Power Of Steam

New Home Clothing Management System Gives Everyone Innovative Wardrobe Maintenance at Touch of a Button

Leading home appliance manufacturer LG Electronics took New York Fashion Week by storm, unveiling the “LG Styler,” a clothing management system that is an easy and time-saving way to maintain and refresh special care items – such as suits, coats, blouses and sweaters.

LG Styler lifestyle image. (PRNewsFoto/LG Electronics USA)

LG Styler lifestyle image. (PRNewsFoto/LG Electronics USA)

Thanks to the power of steam technology and proprietary innovations, LG Styler reduces wrinkles and removes odors without detergents or other harsh chemicals, minimizing the frequency of trips to the dry cleaners to save consumers time and money while helping them look and feel their best.

LG Styler (Model S3RERB) is a sleek, modernly designed system that seamlessly complements the interior décor of any home, perfect for the bedroom, laundry room or premium walk-in closet. A few of the product’s key innovations include:

QUICK REFRESH: The Moving Hanger Action gently shakes the clothes after they have been steamed to de-wrinkle garments, helping them feel and smell fresh.

ODOR REMOVAL: Steam and aroma sheets help remove unpleasant odors left behind by smoke, food and sweat.

EASY PANTS CREASE CARE: Creases formed at the back of knees from daily wear are removed while maintaining perfect pleats up front.

TrueSteam(TM): Hot steam is employed to refresh and remove both wrinkles and odors from clothing.

LG tapped into the fashion conversation and industry buzz during New York Fashion Week, offering fashion trendsetters, influencers and media an exclusive look at the LG Styler in action at the Nextpert styleXtech VIP lounge. Guests experienced first-hand how to easily care for their fashion-forward wardrobes by interacting with product demos, engaging in activities such as a celebrity trainer workout, and visiting style sessions and consultations to discover the latest trends in fashion and technology.

LG Styler displayed at the Nextpert styleXtech VIP lounge. (PRNewsFoto/LG Electronics USA)

LG Styler displayed at the Nextpert styleXtech VIP lounge. (PRNewsFoto/LG Electronics USA)

LG shares the fashion industry’s vision that when consumers look their best, they feel their best, which made Fashion Week the perfect time to introduce LG Styler to the U.S. market,” says David VanderWaal, vice president of marketing for LG Electronics USA. “LG Styler is a revolutionary solution for those who are balancing busy schedules while striving to maintain a meticulous wardrobe and present their best selves to the world.

LG Styler displayed at Nextpert styleXtech VIP lounge. (PRNewsFoto/LG Electronics USA)

LG Styler displayed at Nextpert styleXtech VIP lounge. (PRNewsFoto/LG Electronics USA)

As premiere sponsor of Nextpert’s styleXtech, LG Styler epitomizes the marriage of style and innovation on display there. Other industry-leading LG technologies integrated into the styleXtech platform during Fashion Week included the revolutionary 65-inch class LG OLED 4K TV with its awe-inspiring perfect blacks and intense color, displaying stunning images and content for attendees as they experienced the event festivities.

For more information on LG Styler, please visit LG.com/US/LGStyler.