Jlab Audio Debuts Flex Over-Ear Studio Headphones

JLab Audio, an award-winning designer of personal audio (Earbuds, headphones and Bluetooth speakers), has released a revolutionary new design for studio-style headphones – the Flex Headphones – featuring Form-Fit™ Earcups ergonomically shaped to the natural outline of the ear that twist and swivel to the whims of DJs, gamers and audiophiles. With a perfectly molded stainless steel metal headband lined with an ultra-plush 1/2-inch wide Cloud Foam™ cushion these headphones can be worn non-stop for hours and hours. The inside of the earcups are molded impeccably to the ear and reinforced on the outside with iodized alloy for ultimate resilience and vigorous use. This one-of-a-kind shape, combined with a 3/4-inch thick cushion earcup is so comfortable that JLab Audio is offering a 100 percent satisfaction money-back guarantee as well as a lifetime warranty on these rocking headphones.

Jlab Audio Debuts Flex Over-Ear Studio Headphones

Jlab Audio Debuts Flex Over-Ear Studio Headphones

The Flex Earcups swivel 100 degrees so DJs can flip the earcup to one ear for spinning tracks, while listening to the crowd in the other ear. The earcups also tilt 20 degrees for a plush, customized fit suited for long-term studio use. The Flex Headphones are ideal for audiophiles, gamers, or for anyone wearing headphones for long periods of time.

Form-Fit™ Earcups ergonomically shaped to the natural outline of the ear that twist and swivel to the whims of DJs, gamers and audiophiles.

Form-Fit™ Earcups ergonomically shaped to the natural outline of the ear that twist and swivel to the whims of DJs, gamers and audiophiles.

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JLab Audio incorporated premium materials within an affordable price of $ 69.99 for the Flex Headphones. Weighing approximately a half-pound, the Flex Headphones are lighter than most over-the-ear headphones and have industrial grade hinges to collapse the headphones into the palm of the hand or to store in the included carrying case. JLab Audio’s award-winning sound completes the package. C3™ (Crystal Clear Clarity) technology delivers a clean, crisp, immersive sound with vibrant highs, mids and drop-it-like-it’s-hot bass through pristine high performance neodymium backed 40mm drivers.

A blend of a DJ-inspired and studio headphones, Flex is the most comfortable, versatile pair of headphones we’ve ever made,” said Win Cramer, President, JLab Audio. “The custom shape of the Form-Fit Earcups is different than any of the round shaped headphones out there.”

JLab Flex Over-Ear Studio Headphones Product Specifications includes:

Stainless Steel Metal Headband with 1/2 inch Plush Cloud Foam™ Cushion

3/4 inch Cloud Foam™ Earcups with Eco Leather™

Universal Mic with Track Control

Carrying Case

.52 pounds, 7.25 inches x 7 inches

Patented C3™ (Crystal Clear Clarity) sound technology

40mm neodymium drivers

JLab Audio’s world-class service and

JLab Audio’s Limited Lifetime Warranty

To see a side-by-side competitor comparison of the FLEX Headphones and more info visit: http://www.jlabaudio.com/FlexHeadphones. The new JLab Audio Flex Headphones are now available at www.jlabaudio.com.

Courtyard New York Manhattan/Midtown East Supports The Battle Against Breast Cancer With Unique Package

One Of The Premier Hotels In Midtown New York Will Donate $100 To Susan G. Komen® Greater NYC Every Time Select Suites Are Booked Throughout October

Highlighting Marriott’s Spirit to Serve, Courtyard by Marriott Courtyard New York Manhattan/Midtown East (at 866 Third Avenue in New York, New York) has pledged to donate $100 to Susan G. Komen Greater New York City each time a special pink-themed suite is booked at the hotel any day in October, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Along with the hotel’s charitable donation on their behalf, guests will receive deluxe overnight accommodations for prices starting at $359 a night with a choice of two Susan G. Komen promotional items. Promotional items are chosen upon guests’ arrival and will be delivered to their homes following checkout.

Courtyard New York Manhattan/Midtown East pledges to donate $100 to Susan G. Komen Greater NYC each time a guest books one of their pink-themed suites, offered throughout October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For information, visit www.marriott.com/MYCME or call the hotel directly at 1-212-644-1300.  (PRNewsFoto/Courtyard New York Manhattan/Mi)

Courtyard New York Manhattan/Midtown East pledges to donate $100 to Susan G. Komen Greater NYC each time a guest books one of their pink-themed suites, offered throughout October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For information, visit http://www.marriott.com/MYCME or call the hotel directly at 1-212-644-1300. (PRNewsFoto/Courtyard New York Manhattan/Mi)

Started in 1982, Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest nonprofit source of funding for the fight against breast cancer. To date, Komen has invested more than $2.6 billion in groundbreaking research, community health outreach, advocacy and programs in more than 30 countries. Komen’s efforts have helped reduce death rates from breast cancer by 34 percent since 1990; and have helped improve five-year relative survival rates for early stage cancers from 74 to 99 percent. The hotel has decided to partner with the local Affiliate, Komen Greater NYC, as a way to continue Marriott‘s tradition of community service and to help support those outside the hotel walls.

The hotel features 18 floors with 313 rooms, 4 suites, 1 meeting room with 420 square feet of space, a state-of-the-art fitness center and Table 866, open for breakfast. Positioned in the heart of Manhattan’s Midtown East, the hotel seeks to serve the surrounding community with which it shares a home. Visitors of all kinds will love the hotel’s convenience to top destinations including Radio City Music Hall, MoMA (Museum of Modern Art), Grand Central Station, Rockefeller Center and much more. Guests can also explore nearby restaurants, Times Square, Fifth Avenue or New York Botanical Gardens, as well as order tickets to an unforgettable Broadway show, just a short taxi ride away.

After action-packed days in the city, travelers will return to contemporary accommodations that are 40 percent larger than average NYC hotel rooms. Guests will enjoy sinking into Marriott’s signature bedding while connecting to complimentary wireless Internet access, available in each of the rooms, and watching their favorite shows on flat-panel TVs. Business travelers will additionally appreciate private workspaces with large desks and ergonomic chairs for a comfortable and convenient place to prepare for their next meeting.

In the mornings, visitors are invited to fuel up with healthy selections and specialty Starbucks beverages at Table 866, located on the 12th floor of the hotel, which features inspiring skyline views of the city. The Market is also available in the lobby for guests to buy on-the-go snacks and toiletries forgotten at home.

No matter what brings them to the Big Apple, October travelers are encouraged to join the hotel’s care for the cause and book a special pink-themed suite today.


Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel. For information, visit www.marriott.com/NYCME or call directly at 1-212-644-1300.

David Beckham and Kevin Hart Star in New H&M Campaign

For his new H&M campaign, David Beckham has teamed up with actor and comedian Kevin Hart to give a humorous take on the world of Beckham himself. In the campaign, for the new Modern Essentials selected by David Beckham autumn 2015 collection, Hart plays a method actor preparing to take on the role of Beckham. The video will debut on hm.com on 28 September, and in cinemas and on TV on 30 September, alongside a print and billboard campaign.DB_KH_1

This year, as part of its long-term relationship with David, H&M launched Modern Essentials selected by David Beckham. It’s his pick of the wardrobe essentials a man needs each season, and this new autumn 2015 collection is available in every H&M store that sells menswear from the beginning of October.DB_KH_2

Kevin Hart is one of the funniest, smartest guys around. I love to do the unexpected for my H&M campaigns. I hope everyone enjoys watching it as much as I did making it,” says David Beckham.

Kevin Hart is one of the world’s best loved comedians. He is the star of films such as Get Hard, The Wedding Ringer and Ride Along, and his current stand-up tour “What Now?”.

To be able to make fun of a global icon like David Beckham is a comedian’s dream. I love fashion as much as I love sports, which is why I was so excited to star in David’s new H&M campaign,” says Kevin Hart.

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Presents Major Alberto Burri Retrospective, Alberto Burri: The Trauma Of Painting

First Exhibition in the United States in Over 35 Years Devoted to the Italian Artist

Alberto Burri in his studio in Case Nove di Morra, Città di Castello, Italy, 1982 Photo: Aurelio Amendola © Aurelio Amendola, Pistoia, Italy

Alberto Burri in his studio in Case Nove di Morra, Città di Castello, Italy, 1982. Photo: Aurelio Amendola © Aurelio Amendola, Pistoia, Italy

From October 9, 2015, to January 6, 2016, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum ( 1071 Fifth Avenue, New York) will present a major retrospective—Alberto Burri: The Trauma Of Painting–the first in the United States in more than thirty-five years and the most comprehensive in this country—devoted to the work of Italian artist Alberto Burri (1915–1995). Exploring the beauty and complexity of Burri’s process-based works, the exhibition positions the artist as a central protagonist of post–World War II art and revises traditional narratives of the cultural exchanges between the United States and Europe in the 1950s and ’60s.

Rosso plastica (Red Plastic), 1961 Plastic (PVC), acrylic, and combustion on plastic (PE) and black fabric, 142 x 153 cm Modern Art Foundation © Fondazione Palazzo Albizzini Collezione Burri, Città di Castello/2015 Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York/SIAE, Rome Photo: Massimo Napoli, Rome, courtesy Modern Art Foundation

Rosso plastica (Red Plastic), 1961. Plastic (PVC), acrylic, and combustion on plastic (PE) and black fabric, 142 x 153 cm. Modern Art Foundation. © Fondazione Palazzo Albizzini Collezione Burri, Città di Castello/2015 Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York/SIAE, Rome. Photo: Massimo Napoli, Rome, courtesy Modern Art Foundation

Burri broke with the gestural, painted surfaces of both American Abstract Expressionism and European Art Informel by manipulating unorthodox pigments and humble, prefabricated materials. A key figure in the transition from collage to assemblage, Burri barely used paint or brush, and instead worked his surfaces with stitching and combustion, among other signal processes. With his torn and mended burlap sacks, “hunchback” canvases, and melted industrial plastics, Burri often made allusions to skin and wounds, but in a purely abstract idiom. The tactile quality of his work anticipated Post-Minimalist and feminist art of the 1960s, while his red, black, and white “material monochromes” defied notions of purity and reductive form associated with American formalist modernism. Bringing together more than one hundred works, including many that have never before been seen outside of Italy, the exhibition demonstrates how Burri blurred the line between painting and sculptural relief and created a new kind of picture-object that directly influenced Neo-Dada, Process art, and Arte Povera.

Grande cretto nero (Large Black Cretto), 1977 Acrylic and PVA on Celotex, 149.5 x 249.5 cm Centre Pompidou, Paris, Musée national d’art moderne/Centre de création industrielle, Gift of the artist, 1978 © Fondazione Palazzo Albizzini Collezione Burri, Città di Castello/2015 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/SIAE, Rome Photo: © CNAC/MNAM/Dist. RMN-Grand Palais/Art Resource, New York

Grande cretto nero (Large Black Cretto), 1977. Acrylic and PVA on Celotex, 149.5 x 249.5 cm. Centre Pompidou, Paris, Musée national d’art moderne/Centre de création industrielle, Gift of the artist, 1978
© Fondazione Palazzo Albizzini Collezione Burri, Città di Castello/2015 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/SIAE, Rome. Photo: © CNAC/MNAM/Dist. RMN-Grand Palais/Art Resource, New York

Francesca Lavazza said: “Alberto Burri’s birth date of 1915 represents a major moment in Italian history, marking the nation’s entrance into World War I, but also the establishment of Lavazza’s longstanding headquarters in Turin. This year, Lavazza is proud to celebrate its own 120th birthday with support for this sweeping exhibition of one of the pioneers of modernism, and by joining the Guggenheim in showing Burri and his enduring influence upon the art world on both sides of the Atlantic.”

Grande ferro M 4 (Large Iron M 4), 1959  Welded iron sheet metal and tacks on wood framework, 199.8 x 189.9 cm  Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York 60.1572  © Fondazione Palazzo Albizzini Collezione Burri, Città di Castello/2015 Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York/SIAE, Rome  Photo: Kristopher McKay © Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York

Grande ferro M 4 (Large Iron M 4), 1959. Welded iron sheet metal and tacks on wood framework, 199.8 x 189.9 cm. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York 60.1572. © Fondazione Palazzo Albizzini Collezione Burri, Città di Castello/2015 Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York/SIAE, Rome. Photo: Kristopher McKay © Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York

Burri is best known for his series of Sacchi (sacks) made of stitched and patched remnants of torn burlap bags, in some cases combined with fragments of discarded clothing. Far less familiar to American audiences are the artist’s other series, which this exhibition represents in depth: Catrami (tars), Muffe (molds), Gobbi (hunchbacks, or canvases with protrusions), Bianchi (white monochromes), Legni (wood combustions), Ferri (irons, or protruding wall reliefs made from prefabricated cold-rolled steel), Combustioni plastiche (plastic combustions, or melted plastic sheeting), Cretti (induced craquelure, or cracking), and Cellotex works (flayed and peeled fiberboard).

Nero bianco e sacco (Black White and Sack), ca. 1954 Oil, fabric, burlap, pumice, and PVA on canvas, 125 x 107 cm Courtesy Galleria Tega, Milan © Fondazione Palazzo Albizzini Collezione Burri, Città di Castello/2015 Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York/SIAE, Rome Photo: Paolo Vandrasch and Romina Bettega

Nero bianco e sacco (Black White and Sack), ca. 1954. Oil, fabric, burlap, pumice, and PVA on canvas, 125 x 107 cm. Courtesy Galleria Tega, Milan. © Fondazione Palazzo Albizzini Collezione Burri, Città di Castello/2015 Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York/SIAE, Rome. Photo: Paolo Vandrasch and Romina Bettega

The exhibition unfolds on the ramps of the Guggenheim both chronologically and organized by series, following the artist’s movement from one set of materials, processes, and colors to the next. Throughout his career, Burri also engaged with the history of painting, reflecting his deep familiarity with the Renaissance art of his native Umbria. The exhibition also reveals the dialogue with American Minimalism that informed Burri’s later Cretti and Cellotex works and features a new film on his enormous Grande cretto (Large Cretto, 1985–89), a Land art memorial to the victims of a 1968 earthquake in Gibellina, Sicily.

Born in Città di Castello, Italy, in 1915, Burri trained to be a doctor and served as a medic in the Italian army in North Africa during World War II. Following his unit’s capture in Tunisia in 1943, he was interned at a prisoner-of-war camp in Hereford, Texas, where he began painting. After his return to Italy in 1946, Burri devoted himself to art—a decision prompted by his firsthand experiences of war, deprivation, and Italy’s calamitous defeat. His first solo show, at Rome’s Galleria La Margherita in 1947, featured landscapes and still lifes. After a trip to Paris in 1948–49, he began to experiment with tarry substances, ground pumice, industrial enamel paints, and metal armatures and formed accretions and gashes that destroy the integrity of the picture plane. He then traumatized the very structure of painting by puncturing, exposing, and reconstituting the support. Instead of using the traditional cohesive piece of stretched canvas, Burri assembled his works from piecemeal rags, broken wood veneer, welded steel sheets, or layers of melted plastic—stitching, riveting, soldering, stapling, gluing, and burning his materials along the way. His work demolished and reconfigured the Western pictorial tradition, while transforming the scale and affective power of modernist collage.

Rosso gobbo (Red Hunchback), 1953 Acrylic, fabric, and resin on canvas; metal rod on verso, 56.5 x 85 cm Private collection, Rome © Fondazione Palazzo Albizzini Collezione Burri, Città di Castello/2015  Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/SIAE, Rome

Rosso gobbo (Red Hunchback), 1953. Acrylic, fabric, and resin on canvas; metal rod on verso, 56.5 x 85 cm
Private collection, Rome. © Fondazione Palazzo Albizzini Collezione Burri, Città di Castello/2015. Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/SIAE, Rome

Though considered an Italian artist, Burri married an American dancer, Minsa Craig, and, beginning in 1963, resided annually in Los Angeles during the winter months. In 1978 the artist established the Fondazione Palazzo Albizzini Collezione Burri in Città di Castello. The Fondazione Burri today operates two museums in his hometown that present artwork he personally installed, the Palazzo Albizzini and the Ex Seccatoi del Tabacco. The Fondazione is lending two pictures pulled directly from its permanent collection exhibition: Grande bianco (Large White, 1952) and Grande bianco (Large White, 1956). The former is one of three large textile collages that Robert Rauschenberg saw in Burri’s Rome studio in early 1953. Those three grand works will be reunited in the exhibition.

Installation View: Inaugural Selection, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, October 21, 1959–June 19, 1960 Third from left: Alberto Burri's Legno e bianco 1 (Wood and White 1, 1956) Photo: © Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York

Installation View: Inaugural Selection, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, October 21, 1959–June 19, 1960. Third from left: Alberto Burri’s Legno e bianco 1 (Wood and White 1, 1956). Photo: © Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York

Legno e bianco I (Wood and White I), 1956 Wood veneer, combustion, acrylic, and Vinavil on canvas, 87.7 x 159 cm Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York 57.1463 © Fondazione Palazzo Albizzini Collezione Burri, Città di Castello/2015 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/SIAE, Rome

Legno e bianco I (Wood and White I), 1956. Wood veneer, combustion, acrylic, and Vinavil on canvas, 87.7 x 159 cm. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York 57.1463. © Fondazione Palazzo Albizzini Collezione Burri, Città di Castello/2015 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/SIAE, Rome

Lo strappo (The Rip), 1952 Oil, fabric, thread, pumice, and Vinavil, 87 x 58 cm Collezione Beatrice Monti della Corte © Fondazione Palazzo Albizzini Collezione Burri, Città di Castello/2015 Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York/SIAE, Rome Photo: © Christie’s Image Ltd

Lo strappo (The Rip), 1952. Oil, fabric, thread, pumice, and Vinavil, 87 x 58 cm. Collezione Beatrice Monti della Corte. © Fondazione Palazzo Albizzini Collezione Burri, Città di Castello/2015 Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York/SIAE, Rome. Photo: © Christie’s Image Ltd

In conjunction with the exhibition, the Guggenheim Museum led an in-depth conservation study of the artworks assembled for the retrospective as well as numerous other works from the various series. The study, which involved the efforts of a multidisciplinary team of curators, conservation scientists, and painting, paper, objects, and textile conservators, analyzed the wide variety of original and complex materials and working methods Burri used. Continue reading

Las Vegas Sands Builds Record 200,000 Hygiene Kits for Clean the World

On September 26th, Las Vegas Sands Corp. and international social enterprise Clean the World completed an unprecedented 24-hour global volunteer effort to build 200,000 hygiene kits that will be distributed to populations in need worldwide, including to help homeless people in the United States.

Las Vegas Sands is dedicated to being a good corporate citizen, and anchored by the core tenets of delivering a great working environment for nearly 50,000 employees worldwide, driving impact through its Sands Cares corporate citizenship program and leading innovation with the company’s award-winning Sands ECO360° global sustainability program.

More than 1,000 volunteers at The Venetian Las Vegas assemble hygiene kits as part of the Las Vegas Sands Global Hygiene Kit Build with Clean the World, a 24-hour global effort that took place sequentially at Las Vegas Sands' Singapore, Macao, Bethlehem and Las Vegas properties.  Volunteers worked around the clock and around the globe to build 200,000 hygiene kits, the most ever assembled for Clean the World, for people in need. (PRNewsFoto/Las Vegas Sands)

More than 1,000 volunteers at The Venetian Las Vegas assemble hygiene kits as part of the Las Vegas Sands Global Hygiene Kit Build with Clean the World, a 24-hour global effort that took place sequentially at Las Vegas Sands’ Singapore, Macao, Bethlehem and Las Vegas properties. Volunteers worked around the clock and around the globe to build 200,000 hygiene kits, the most ever assembled for Clean the World, for people in need. (PRNewsFoto/Las Vegas Sands)

More than 4,000 LVS Team Members and community volunteers participated in the Las Vegas Sands Global Hygiene Build with Clean the World – which was both organizations’ largest volunteer effort to date, resulting in the most kits ever built for Clean the World at one time. The build was held at LVS’ Singapore, Macao, Bethlehem and Las Vegas properties sequentially and all within a 24-hour period on Saturday, September 26th, starting at Marina Bay Sands, LVS’ property in Singapore, at 9 am. locally and culminating at 6 pm. Pacific Time in Las Vegas. The effort was part of LVS’s global corporate citizenship program, Sands Cares, and its ongoing partnership with Clean the World.

Clean the World is a social enterprise with the mission of saving millions of lives around the world. Clean the World is at the forefront to lead a Global Hygiene Revolution by distributing recycled soap and hygiene products to children and families in in need. Clean the World is the largest global recycler of hotel amenities with more than 4,000 hotel and resort partners, and 500 event partners, throughout North America. Since 2009, the organization has distributed more than 25 million bars of soap to children and families in 99 countries worldwide, while fulfilling an environmental mission by diverting 3,800 tons of hotel waste from polluting5568872246_7211ca645e_b

Through this ambitious global Sands Cares event, we are helping hundreds of thousands of people without access to hygiene supplies to help them stay healthy,” said Ron Reese, senior vice president of corporate communications at LVS. “Today showed the amazing impact people can have by uniting around a single mission.”

Each hygiene kit contains soap and other hygiene items collected from Clean the World’s hospitality partners, including LVS properties globally. Soap is recycled through Clean the World’s sanitation and processing equipment and packed with other amenities, such as shampoo, conditioner, a toothbrush and toothpaste, to form individual personal care kits.

The global event was underwritten by LVS and also received additional support from Sysco. LVS and Clean the World have a strong partnership built upon a collective commitment to help people in need while protecting the planet. Since 2011, LVS and Clean the World have recycled more than 50 tons of waste from LVS properties into more than 550,000 bars of soap.

Today’s accomplishment illustrates the collective commitment of Las Vegas Sands and Clean the World to make our world healthier through sustainable solutions that address and solve social ills. A global build of this magnitude makes far-reaching impact, providing reclaimed hygiene supplies to people and places we normally can’t reach – a win for people and a win for the planet,” said Shawn Seipler, founder and CEO of Clean the World.

LVS’ partnership with Clean the World is part of the company’s global corporate citizenship program, Sands Cares. Announced in April 2014, Sands Cares manifests the company’s core corporate social responsibility focus: supporting people in the company and the hospitality industry, making local communities where LVS operates a better place to live and reducing environmental impact on the planet. Sands Cares unites corporate and property-level giving in communities where LVS operates to address the most pressing issues in local communities and make them better places to live. For more information about Sands Cares and key initiatives, please visit www.sandscares.sands.com. Continue reading

Richmond Celebrates The Inaugural RVA Whiskey & Fine Spirits Festival

 

On Friday, October 23, 2015, Richmond, Virginia, will celebrate the very best distilled spirits from around the world at the inaugural RVA Whiskey & Fine Spirits Festival. From 6-9 PM, the John Marshall Ballroom (101 N 5th St, Richmond, VA 23219) will host 700 attendees at the one-of-a-kind spirits tasting, featuring over 100 of the finest whiskeys, scotches, vodkas, rums and tequilas. A heavy roster of the most knowledgeable brand ambassadors and industry personalities will also be on hand to help guide, inform, and entertain you. Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served throughout the event. You can view the menu here. There will be a silent auction where you may bid on items of interest. All proceeds go to the evening’s designated charity.

The inaugural RVA Whiskey & Fine Spirits Festival benefits FRIENDS Association for Children, a 144-year-old, Richmond-based charitable organization that provides children, ages six weeks to 17 years, with a broad array of services including critical literacy and developmental skills needed to succeed in school and in life.

David Young, Executive Director of FRIENDS Association for Children, feels an event such as this offers a unique opportunity to engage with a new audience. “When the idea of the RVA Whiskey & Fine Spirits Festival came upon us, it seemed to me a no-brainer to get involved. With this type of event we will be directly engaging a non-traditional donor base,” he says. “We are very excited about the possibilities of this event, now and moving forward.”

The RVA Whiskey & Fine Spirits Festival will provide a kiosk where patrons may purchase many of the spirits featured (and sampled) at the event utilizing the VA ABC’s new online ordering system. iPads will be available for you to directly make your purchase at the event. Your order will be waiting at your local ABC store for pick up.

Should you find yourself in the position of being too “spirited” and unable to drive, cabs are readily available to and from the John Marshall. Uber is also a good option for the evening. Or, you can grab a hotel room at any number of options within walking distance of the venue.

For a limited time, tickets to the event (regularly $100) will be specially priced at two-for-one.
Tickets and information can be found at
RVAwhiskeyfest.com.

 

Shopbop.com Launches The Principle Collection

The Exclusive Denim Collection Features Customized Styles From The World’s Leading Brands

Shopbop.com, the premier, global shopping destination for women, announces the launch of The Principle Collection. An exclusive denim line out today, The Principle Collection is comprised of 15 unique styles, each created in partnership with a top denim brand in the industry. 
Working with over 1,000 brands worldwide, Shopbop.com offers women in 165 countries an assortment of ready-to-wear and accessories with fast, free global shipping worldwide and free returns in the U.S. and Canada.

Shopbop Logo.  (PRNewsFoto/Shopbop.com)

Shopbop Logo. (PRNewsFoto/Shopbop.com)

Launched over 15 years ago as a denim-centric online boutique, today Shopbop continues to be a go-to resource for the most coveted denim brands worldwide, with over 1,000 jeans currently on site. The Principle Collection was born out of this extensive knowledge of the denim category and obsession with finding the perfect fit. Working closely with designers from leading labels to customize everything from silhouettes and washes to tailoring and hardware, Shopbop presents a highly curated and beloved range of styles and fits that comprise the modern dream denim wardrobe.

Ranging in price from $98 to $345, the Principle Collection features:
– 3×1 High Rise Cropped Micro Flare
– AG High Rise Ankle Skinny
– Blank Denim Vegan Leather Ankle Skinny
– Citizen of Humanity “Girlfriend” Slim Slouchy
– Current/Elliott Boyfriend Jean
– FRAME Paperbag Waist Wide Leg
– J Brand Trouser Jean
– McGuire Mid Rise Patch Pocket Flare
– MiH High Rise Super Flare
– MiH Petite High Rise Super Flare 
– MOTHER Straight Leg
– Paige Mid Rise Slim Bootcut
– Paige Petite Mid Rise Slim Bootcut
– Rag & Bone/Jean Pencil Leg Straight

R13 Mid Rise Skinny

One key element in the collection is the standardization of rises throughout the line, with all mid-rises at 9.8″ and high-rises at 10.8″. This simplistic approach allows the Shopbop girl to know her preference after trying her first pair, even if she’s purchasing across brands. In addition, special tweaks were made to pre-existing cult-favorite styles to optimize fit, including an updated ankle length on the Blank Denim Vegan Leather Ankle Skinny to avoid bunching at the hem and giving the Paige Mid-Rise Slim Bootcut a slimmer, ultra-flattering cut. Two silhouettes, the Citizens of Humanity “Girlfriend” Slim Slouchy and the FRAME Paperbag Waist Wide Leg, are completely new introductions for the brands while MiH offers their first-ever petite option, the Petite High Rise Super Flare.


With over 15 years of working with the top denim designers in the industry and a history of discovering new brands, we recognized an opportunity to combine our experience in the category with our deep knowledge of the Shopbop customer,” says Darcy Penick, Chief Merchandising Officer, Shopbop. “By focusing on how she shops for jeans and her preferences–and identifying the most standout qualities from some of our favorite brands– The Principle Collection offers customized pairs that particularly appeal to our shopper’s wardrobe needs and that she won’t find anywhere else.

The Principle Collection‘s signature silhouettes are available year round, with special seasonal washes and extensions planned for the future. Shopbop offers 24/7 customer service in multiple languages, fast, free global shipping and free returns in the U.S. and Canada as well as Amazon Prime benefits for members who order within the U.S. (Shopbop is part of the Amazon.com Inc. group of companies.)