Coldplay Is The First Artist To Be Confirmed For Pepsi Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show February 7 On CBS

A Show Full of Fun, Celebration and Surprises Planned for the Historic Event

Pepsi Provides Unprecedented Access to Show’s Preparation at Pepsi.com

Global superstars COLDPLAY, winners of seven Grammy Awards, will perform at the PEPSI SUPER BOWL 50 HALFTIME SHOW on CBS Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, the NFL announced today during halftime of the Thursday Night Football game between the Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions on CBS and NFL Network.

Coldplay is one of the world’s most popular musical acts, having sold more than 80 million copies of their six No. 1 albums and garnering eight BRITs. The band’s most recent world tour, 2011/12 Mylo Xyloto, was seen by more than three million people in five continents.

Pepsi Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show (PRNewsFoto/National Football League)

Pepsi Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show (PRNewsFoto/National Football League)

Tomorrow, Dec. 4, the band will release their highly anticipated widescreen seventh album, A Head Full Of Dreams – available worldwide for fans to download on iTunes.

This announcement is just the beginning. Coldplay front man Chris Martin is designing a show that will echo elements of the NFL’s On the Fifty campaign – honoring the past, recognizing the present and looking ahead to the next 50 years, including other special artists.

Coldplay Is The First Artist To Be Confirmed For Pepsi Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show February 7 On CBS (PRNewsFoto/National Football League)

Coldplay Is The First Artist To Be Confirmed For Pepsi Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show February 7 On CBS (PRNewsFoto/National Football League)

Super Bowl 50 marks Pepsi’s fourth year as title sponsor of the Super Bowl Halftime Show, and 14th year as an NFL partner. The Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show is the most-watched musical event of the year. More than 118.5 million viewers in the U.S. watched last year’s show, marking the most-watched Halftime Show ever. The Super Bowl and Halftime Show will be broadcast worldwide from Levi’s Stadium in the San Francisco Bay Area.

For the first-time ever, Pepsi will give fans behind-the-scenes access to how this monumental show will come together at Pepsi.com.

Fans can visit Pepsi.com now for the first exclusive behind the scenes look at how Coldplay is beginning their journey to the upcoming Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show.

Beginning Jan. 11, a digital mini-series, “Pepsi Presents: The Super Bowl Halftime Show Show” will launch on Pepsi.com offering fans an exclusive, all-access view of what it takes to create the biggest music event of the year in the middle of the biggest sports event of the year, Super Bowl 50.

Coldplay joins an esteemed list of recent halftime acts including Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, Beyoncé, Madonna, The Who, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Prince, the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, U2 and more. (See complete list below.) Continue reading

KitchenAid Bringing PANTONE® Color of the Year 2016 to Kitchen Countertops

KitchenAid, the pioneer in bringing color to the kitchen, today announced that both newly designated 2016 Color of the Year selections – Rose Quartz (PANTONE 13-1520) & Serenity (PANTONE 15-3919)– from the Pantone Color Institute will be represented in its collection of iconic Stand Mixers. Guava Glaze, a warm pink tone based on PANTONE 13-1520 Rose Quartz, will be added to the Stand Mixer color palette in July of next year. Stand Mixers in Cornflower Blue, a blue shade that parallels PANTONE 15-3919 Serenity, are currently available.

Pantone LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of X-Rite, Incorporated, is the global color authority and provider of professional color standards for the design industries. Through the Pantone Color Institute, Pantone continues to chart future color direction and study how color influences human thought processes, emotions and physical reactions.

Each year, color experts at the Pantone Color Institute select a color of the year, a “color that reflects what’s taking place in our global culture at this moment in time,” according to the Institute. This year, PANTONE is celebrating Rose Quartz and Serenity as a dual color selection representing “a harmonious pairing of inviting shades that embody a mindset of tranquility and inner peace.”

Color has been a huge part of the KitchenAid brand’s success story ever since we introduced Antique Copper, Island Green, Petal Pink, Satin Chrome and Sunny Yellow appliances in 1955,” said Beth Robinson, Senior Manager Of Brand Experience for KitchenAid. “As a brand committed to combining high performance with eye-catching design, we’re constantly refreshing both our engineering and our color palette to stay ahead of the curve.”

According to Fei Wang, Lead Color Designer on the KitchenAid Global Consumer Design team, Pantone color selections are an important input into the brand’s product development process.

Our color introductions are based on a great deal of brand research into global cultural, societal and consumer trends, incorporating everything from fashion, home decor and consumer electronics to what and how consumers are cooking,” she notes. “As a designer responsible for translating this data into creative choices, I consider Pantone an incredibly important resource for predicting which colors will resonate with consumers.”

Laurie Pressman, Vice President of the Pantone Color Institute, applauded KitchenAid on its decision to incorporate PANTONE Colors into its constantly changing color palette.

It’s such a pleasure to work with brands that understand the power of color, like KitchenAid, which continues to be at the cutting edge of color trends,” she said.  “This is the brand, after all, that started enlivening the kitchen with color and making appliances a home fashion statement. Continue reading

Introducing Rose Quartz & Serenity – Pantone 2016 Color of the Year

For The First Time PANTONE Introduces Two Shades, ROSE QUARTZ And SERENITY As The PANTONE COLOR OF THE YEAR 2016.

A softer take on color for 2016, for the first time, the blending of two shades – Rose Quartz (PANTONE 13-1520) & Serenity (PANTONE 15-3919) was chosen as the PANTONE COLOR OF THE YEAR. The choice was a symbolic color selection; a color snapshot of what we see taking place in our culture that serves as an expression of a mood and an attitude.

Rose Quartz is a persuasive yet gentle tone that conveys compassion and a sense of composure. Serenity is weightless and airy, like the expanse of the blue sky above us, bringing feelings of pantone-color-of-the-year-lee-eiseman-quoterespite and relaxation even in turbulent times.

As consumers seek mindfulness and well-being as an antidote to modern day stresses, welcoming colors that psychologically fulfill our yearning for reassurance and security are becoming more prominent. Joined together, Rose Quartz and Serenity demonstrate an inherent balance between a warmer embracing rose tone and the cooler tranquil blue, reflecting connection and wellness as well as a soothing sense of order and peace.

The prevalent combination of Rose Quartz and Serenity also challenges traditional perceptions of color association.

Furthermore, in many parts of the world the experts at Pantone feels that we are experiencing a gender blur as it relates to fashion, which has in turn impacted color trends throughout all other areas of design. This more unilateral approach to color is coinciding with societal movements toward gender equality and fluidity, the consumer’s increased comfort with using color as a form of expression, a generation that has less concern about being typecast or judged and an open exchange of digital information that has opened our eyes to different approaches to color usage.

Whether in soft or hard surface material, the pairing of Rose Quartz and Serenity brings calm and relaxation. Appealing in all finishes, matte, metallic and glossy, the engaging combo joins easily with other mid-tones including greens and purples, rich browns, and all shades of yellow and pink. Add in silver or hot brights for more splash and sparkle.ROSE QUARTZ & SERENITY COLOR PAIRINGS

H&M Conscious Exclusive 2016 – Historic Art Inspires Fashion For The Future

H&M announces a collaboration with the Musee des Arts Decoratifs, located in the Palais du Louvre in Paris to celebrate the new H&M Conscious Exclusive Collection. This beautiful new range has been inspired by the archives of the museum, and will be launched on Thursday, April 7th, 2016, to coincide with the opening of the highly anticipated exhibition, Fashion forward – Three Centuries Of Fashion. H&M reveal Parisian Art Director, style maven and sustainability champion, Julia Restoin Roitfeld, will be the face of the campaign.

Parisian Art Director, style maven and sustainability champion, Julia Restoin Roitfeld, will be the face of the campaign.

Parisian Art Director, style maven and sustainability champion, Julia Restoin Roitfeld, will be the face of the campaign.

I am honored to be the ambassador of such a unique project. I think that the idea of creating a collection inspired by the history of art and fashion is fantastic, especially since it is made with innovative and sustainable materials which are the future of fashion,” says Julia. Known for her distinctively personal sense of style, Julia is the embodiment of effortless, conscious, modern cool.Conscious Exclusive 3 - high res

For this Conscious Exclusive Collection the H&M design team has worked closely with the museum, delving into their collections of archival fashions as well as the work of artists such as Gustave Moreau to find inspiration. The outcome is a glamorous line of modern red carpet pieces infused with tactile charm, a nostalgic aesthetic and a historical legacy.

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With this collection we brought the idea of sustainability to new levels. Working with new innovative materials such as beads and rhinestones made from recycled glass and Denimite, a material made from recycled worn-out denim. We have created contemporary styles imbued with a sophisticated charm,” says Ann-Sofie Johansson, Creative Advisor at H&M.Conscious Exclusive 5 - high res

H&M will be the exclusive sponsor of the upcoming exhibition which will include selected styles from the H&M archives, including a look from the first ever H&M designer collaboration with Karl Lagerfeld in 2004 as well as one silhouette from the new Conscious Exclusive collection.Conscious Exclusive 6 - high res

The complete collection, featuring clothing and accessories for women, will be available from Thursday April 7th in approximately 180 stores worldwide and online at www.hm.com. For more information please visit www.hm.com.

EXPRESS Debuts ‘Edition’ Capsule Collection Starring “It Girls” Suki Waterhouse and Magdalena Frackowiak

EXPRESS, Inc. announces the launch of EXPRESS’ first high-end capsule collection, EXPRESS ‘Edition.’ Drawing inspiration from iconic classics filtered through a modern lens, ‘Edition‘ is a mix of cool sophistication and street style with an emphasis on luxury fabrics, elevated techniques and a sharpened attention to detail. Suki Waterhouse and Magdalena Frackowiak are the faces of the new collection and will be featured in all digital and print marketing.

EXPRESS Debuts 'Edition' Capsule Collection (PRNewsFoto/EXPRESS, Inc.)

EXPRESS Debuts ‘Edition’ Capsule Collection (PRNewsFoto/EXPRESS, Inc.)

Available in 27 stores and online at www.express.com/edition beginning December 1, the EXPRESS ‘Edition’ collection is comprised of 18 looks including 35 apparel choices ranging from $48-$498 and 18 statement accessories priced from $20-$298. The unique designs offer an update to the classic tuxedo, guipure lace dresses, silk and chiffon blouses, the perfect biker jacket, an embellished band jacket, resin coated jeans and leather bottoms. The black and neutral color palette features pops of deep crimson, ivory and gold hardware for a downtown sensibility.

EXPRESS Debuts 'Edition' Capsule Collection (PRNewsFoto/EXPRESS, Inc.)

EXPRESS Debuts ‘Edition’ Capsule Collection (PRNewsFoto/EXPRESS, Inc.)

We are excited to debut ‘Edition’ as an evolution of EXPRESS’ philosophy for mixing runway fashion with street style,” said David Kornberg, EXPRESS President and CEO. “We tapped into our talented design team to develop a high-end capsule collection that is very style-driven, aspirational and provides another option for her on-the-go, fashionable lifestyle. Edition personifies the EXPRESS girl who is sexy, confident, cool and irresistibly individual.

EXPRESS Debuts 'Edition' Capsule Collection (PRNewsFoto/EXPRESS, Inc.)

EXPRESS Debuts ‘Edition’ Capsule Collection (PRNewsFoto/EXPRESS, Inc.)

Holiday Hours At The Whitney: Museum Will Be Open Every Day From December 26 Through January 4

The Whitney Museum of American Art will like to give you a holiday gift. This holiday season, in addition to its regular Wednesday to Monday hours, the Whitney Museum of American Art will be open on Tuesday, December 29, from 10:30 am to 6 pm. The Museum will be closed on Christmas Day, Friday, December 25, and open on New Year’s Day, Friday, January 1. Full schedule is as follows:

Thursday, December 24 – 10:30 am–6 pm

Friday, December 25 – Closed

Saturday, December 26 – 10:30 am–10 pm

Sunday, December 27 – 10:30 am–6 pm

Monday, December 28 – 10:30 am–6 pm

Tuesday, December 29 – 10:30 am–6 pm

Wednesday, December 30 – 10:30 am–6 pm

Thursday, December 31 – 10:30 am–6 pm

Friday, January 1, 2016 – 10:30 am–10 pm (pay-what-you-wish, 7–10 pm)

Saturday, January 2, 2016 – 10:30 am–10 pm

Sunday, January 3, 2016 – 10:30 am–6 pm

Monday, January 4, 2016 – 10:30 am–6 pm

CURRENT AND UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

The Whitney’s CollectionOngoing****

Jared MadereThrough January 3, 2016

Archibald Motley: Jazz Age ModernistThrough January 17, 2016*****

Frank Stella: A RetrospectiveThrough February 7, 2016*****

Rachel Rose: Everything and MoreThrough February 7, 2016****

Collected by Thea Westreich Wagner and Ethan WagnerThrough March 6, 2016****

Laura Poitras: Astro NoiseFebruary 5–May 1, 2016

Stuart Davis: In Full SwingJune 10–September 25, 2016

Sophia Al-MariaSummer 2016

Carmen HerreraFall 2016

David WojnarowiczFall 2016/Winter 2017

Whitney BiennialSpring 2017

The Whitney Museum of American Art is located at 99 Gansevoort Street between Washington and West Streets, New York City. Museum hours are: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday from 10:30 am to 6 pm, Friday and Saturday from10:30 am to 10 pm, closed Tuesday. General admission: $22. Full-time students and visitors 65 & over: $18. Visitors under 18 and Whitney members: FREE. Admission is pay-what-you-wish on Fridays, 7–10 p.m. For general information, please call (212) 570-3600 or visit whitney.org.

**** – Very Much Worth Seeing

***** – HIGHLY Worth Seeing, A Don’t Miss