Lord & Taylor Launches Fall 2016 Trends and Announces New Brands

Lord & Taylor announces the arrival of the freshest Fall 2016 trends – culled from the women’s and men’s New York and European collections in addition to the debut of exciting new brands in store.download

Founded in 1826, Lord & Taylor is the oldest department store in the United States and one of the country’s premier retailers. It has built its reputation on offering high-quality fashion apparel and accessories, exciting store environments, and seamless service. Lord & Taylor operates 50 full-line locations primarily in the northeastern and mid-Atlantic U.S., and www.lordandtaylor.com. It is part of the Hudson’s Bay Company brand portfolio.


The Fall/Winter 2016 season is all about mixing it up,” declares Stephanie Solomon, Lord & Taylor’s fashion director, womenswear. She advises women to, “pair the hard with soft, a neutral palette with a bright pop of color, a feminine silhouette with masculine fabrics.” She continues, “This season, mix, match, create and take risks!

‘Je ne sais quoi’ French vibe

The basics on the runways this season were items pulled from a chic French girl’s wardrobe. The crisp white shirt, easy-to-wear ballet flats and bright red lipstick completes this look. As the weather turns, throw on a classic trench coat, easily evoking that ‘je ne sais quoi’ vibe. Look for unique and special French finds in our Birdcage concept shop – the classic beret, chic leather goods and much more will be available this season.

Return of the 80s

The return of the 80s cannot be ignored this season. Animal prints, electric bright colors, bold iconography and logos as well as disco bags are inherent to this trend.

Street Savvy

Streetwear and high-fashion are now synonymous. A puffer jacket, track pants and hoodie will be staples in every woman’s wardrobe this season. Athleisure is updated with a chic decorated bomber jacket thrown over a graphic tee.

Victorian Victories

For femininity, look for Victorian influences – in the color palette and fabrications. A silk midi skirt, velvet blazer, lace camisole and satin slip dress complete this look. Pale and soft color palettes allow the fabrication details to reign supreme.

THE Dress Address

Lord & Taylor is the “Dress Address” with an expanded variety of merchandise ranging from workwear to weekend, and day to night styles.

New Womenswear Brands

The highly-anticipated exclusive ready-to-wear collections are now in store, including IMNYC Isaac Mizrahi, H Halston & Highline Collective, Karl Lagerfeld Paris sportswear, dresses, footwear and handbags, Kendall + Kylie handbags, and RACHEL Rachel Roy Curvy.


The macro trend this season is creating the ‘It List’ – one that incorporates every man’s essentials,” states Nelson Mui, Lord & Taylor’s fashion director, menswear.These must-have pieces—black skinny jean, dress boot, Sherpa jackets, turtlenecks and boldly colored bags—re-inforce his seasonal staples, and provide him with a wardrobe that takes him from day-to-night and work-to-weekend,” Mui adds.

Staple Sweaters

The love affair with the 1960s and 70s expands and evolves with the added eccentricity of mixed patterns –geometric with florals. Look for this in essential sweater styles, such as jacquard crewnecks and turtlenecks.

Sherpa-Inspired silhouettes

As Fall shifts to Winter, wool, fleece and fur become essential fabrications. Thick coats layered over sweaters and wool trousers complete this Sherpa-inspired look. A muted palette of grey, taupe and navy allows the focus to be on textures over color.

Business Casual has a Whole New Meaning

Tailoring takes on a more relaxed and casual turn. Subtle windowpane patterns are discreet and stylish. Soft jackets and separates are paired with knits, fine-gauge sweaters and long-sleeve polos.

Day-to-Night Boots

This Fall, the Dress and Chelsea boots are must-haves to take men from day-to-night. Silhouettes have been updated incorporating suede and casual leather uppers as well as rounded toes and rubber soles.

New Menswear Brands

British tailored brand, Hardy Amies, sportswear by Markus Lupfer, Jack & Jones denim and Vince footwear are now available.

Robb Report Unveils Annual Fashion Issue Amid Contemporary Aesthetic Refresh

September’s Edition Sees Introduction of Newly Created Editorial Sections and Expanded Range of Style Coverage

Robb Report, the leading voice in luxury, has unveiled its annual September Fashion Issue, now on newsstands. The Fashion Issue continues to be one of the brand’s most highly anticipated editions, and this year’s roster of fashion coverage encompasses the entire range of men’s attire, from tailored and bespoke formals to polished and elegant casualwear. The September issue also marks the introduction of a number of new monthly editorial sections, alongside an overall aesthetic refresh of the magazine, presenting Robb Report’s coveted content in a more dynamic, clear, and usable format.


Robb Report Unveils Annual Fashion Issue (PRNewsFoto/Robb Report)

We’ve recognized that our readership is looking to us for style cues spanning the entire range of their wardrobe,” said editor in chief Brett Anderson. “This development has naturally influenced our fashion coverage—and readers will see greater weight given to the fashion category in our cover subjects and our feature content. Also, the subject matter of the September Fashion Issue presented an ideal opportunity to unveil a brand-new aesthetic refresh of our print product. Readers can expect a number of exciting changes within the issue, including cleaner, more spacious layouts, all of which work to enhance readability and present our sought-after content with a more contemporary edge.

Celebrating its 40th anniversary in October 2016, Robb Report is the authoritative voice in the global luxury market. Widely regarded as the single most influential journal of living life to the fullest, the monthly magazine covers the newest in what matters most to its discerning and exceptionally affluent audience, including luxury automobiles, aircraft, fine dining, travel, timepieces and fine jewelry, style and design, arts and culture, spirits, and cigars.

In The Issue…

Robb Report shot September’s 12-page fashion feature, “Redefining Formal,” at the beautiful Rosewood London in Holborn. Photographed by acclaimed fashion photographer Adam Whitehead and enhanced by the styling of former British GQ senior fashion director David Lamb, the editorial offers a directional look at fall’s elegantly dressed-down ensembles. An incredibly sleek accessories story, “Dressed in Black,” and a look at the transformation of Savile Row tailors, “Street Smart,” follow suit.

Golf legend Tiger Woods chats exclusively with Robb Report in one of six newly introduced sections—Personal Best, which will provide monthly inspiring interviews with athletes, celebrities, and industry leaders touching on their passions and pursuits.

The other new editorial packages are:

  • The Robb Perfect 10: Robb Report’s editors rank their picks for the month’s most exciting items, places, developments, and events.
  • Passport: A globe-trotter’s guide to the world’s hottest destinations, newest hotels, and most exciting excursions.
  • Drive: Monthly test-drives of the latest luxury automobiles.
  • Portfolio: A compendium of compelling finds in the realms of art, auctions, and design.
  • Forward Buy: Each month, an expert weighs in on an item that has the potential to become the next great collectible. Categories include vintage and classic automobiles, jewelry, watches, wines, art, antiques, and collectibles.Robb Report Logo

Robb Report iPad and iPhone subscribers will enjoy a bonus digital feature with a look at five key pieces for fall, while online readers can celebrate the French automotive marque Bugatti with a look at Bugatti through the ages, and survey a list of five premium Dominican Republic cigars you should be smoking. Robb Report is available as a digital edition for the iPad and iPhone via the iTunes App Store and through Zinio.

Moose Toys Celebrates Five Seasons of Shopkins™ with First-Ever Shopkins Golden Ticket Hunt

Lucky Shopkins Fans Who Find One of Five Golden Tickets Will Win a Trip to Shopkins Headquarters in Melbourne, Australia

Moose Toys, the toy company behind the collectible craze Shopkins™, announces its first-ever Shopkins Golden Ticket Hunt, launching a nationwide treasure hunt to celebrate Shopkins fans and the fifth season of America’s favorite tiny toy.

Five golden tickets have been randomly hidden inside a Shopkins Season 5 2-pack, 5-pack or 12-pack across the U.S. Lucky fans who find one of the five golden tickets will win a trip for two people to the Home of Shopkins in Melbourne, Australia, a once-in-a-lifetime Shopkins experience. There will also be a drawing where a mail-in entrant could win a sixth trip. Upon arrival, lucky winners will be greeted by their favorite Shopkins characters, and whisked off to their own private Shopkins Party, where they will get to meet the designers from the world of Shopville.


Moose Toys announces its first-ever Shopkins Golden Ticket Hunt, launching a nationwide treasure hunt to celebrate Shopkins fans and the fifth season of America’s favorite tiny toy. (PRNewsFoto/Moose Toys)

Along with a trip to the Shopkins Headquarters, winners will also receive the Ultimate Shopkins Backpack, jam-packed with some of the best Shopkins loot, including items that have never been released in the U.S.

We are so excited to celebrate our 5th season of Shopkins with our fans through this nation-wide treasure hunt,” said Paul Solomon, Co-CEO of Moose Toys. “The entire company cannot wait to meet the lucky winners of the Shopkins Golden Tickets and to show them where it all began.”

The hunt for the Shopkins Golden Tickets begins today, and will run until all 5 tickets have been found. (For full details and sweepstakes rules, please visit www.shopkinsworld.com/goldentickethunt)

Moose Toys is a global toy company with offices in the US, UK, Hong Kong, China and the head office based in Melbourne, Australia. This award-winning company is known for designing, developing and distributing toy and lifestyle products across the globe for children of all ages and the young at heart. Moose has products in all toy categories including collectibles, arts and crafts, activity toys, dolls, novelty items and outdoor products, and has brought joy to kids worldwide with successful products such as Mighty Beanz, Beados, Aqua Sand and The Trash Pack™. In 2015, Moose expanded several major product lines for boys and girls, including Shopkins™, the hottest girl’s collectible line of grocery and fashion themed characters; Little Live Pets, electronic pets that come to life in the palm of your hand; as well as line extensions for Beados craft activity sets. The company also introduced Qixels, the first “craftstruction” activity that allows kids to create pixelated worlds of monsters, warriors and more.

Moose Toys has scored numerous coveted toy awards from industry experts and major retailers. The Shopkins Scoops Ice Cream Truck was awarded 2016 Girl Toy of the Year by the Toy Industry Association, and the Shopkins Small Mart playset was awarded the 2015 Girls’ Toy of the Year. Shopkins was awarded the 2016 Licensed Character/Toy of the Year by LIMA. Visit www.moosetoys.com for more information.

Filmmakers Ken Burns and Ric Burns to be Honored at the New-York Historical Society’s Annual History Makers Gala, Monday, September 26, 2016

On Monday, September 26, 2016, the New-York Historical Society will present Ken Burns and Ric Burns with the distinguished 2016 History Makers Award during its annual History Makers Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street. The event will include a special presentation and performance by Wynton Marsalis (recipient of the 2012 History Maker Award).

It is a privilege to honor Ken Burns and Ric Burns with this year’s History Makers Award,” said New-York Historical Society President and CEO Dr. Louise Mirrer.Through their remarkable body of work, they have brought history to life for millions of Americans, allowing us to discover essential truths about the founding of our nation and our city while helping us remember the struggles and triumphs that have taken place along the way.the New-York Historical Society logo

The funds raised will benefit programs of the New-York Historical Society, including its major Museum exhibitions and its historical education programs for more than 200,000 New York City public school students. Past recipients of the History Maker Award include Ron Chernow and Lin-Manuel Miranda (2015), Hillary Clinton (2014), David Petraeus (2013), Wynton Marsalis (2012), and Henry Kissinger (2011), among others.

Ken Burns has been making documentary films for almost forty years. Since the Academy Award- nominated Brooklyn Bridge in 1981, Ken has gone on to direct and produce some of the most acclaimed historical documentaries ever made, including The Civil War; Baseball; Jazz; The Statue of Liberty; Huey Long; Lewis and Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery; Frank Lloyd Wright; Mark Twain; Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson; The War; The National Parks: America’s Best Idea; The Roosevelts: An Intimate History; Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies; and Jackie Robinson.

Ken’s films have been honored with dozens of major awards, including fourteen Emmy Awards, two Grammy Awards, and two Oscar nominations. In September 2008, at the News & Documentary Emmy Awards, Ken was honored by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Ken has been called the “greatest documentarian of the day” and “the most influential filmmaker period.” The late historian Stephen Ambrose said of his films, “More Americans get their history from Ken Burns than any other source.”

Future projects include The Vietnam War, as well as films on the history of country music, Ernest Hemingway, and the history of stand-up comedy.

Ric Burns is a documentary filmmaker and writer, best known for his epic eight-part series New York: A Documentary Film. Burns has been writing, directing, and producing historical documentaries for o over twenty-five years, since his collaboration on the PBS series The Civil War, which he produced with his brother, Ken, and co-wrote with Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken. Since founding Steeplechase Films in 1989, he has directed some of the most distinguished programs for PBS, including Coney Island, The Donner Party, The Way West, Ansel Adams, Eugene O’Neill, Andy Warhol, We Shall Remain: Tecumseh’s Vision, Into the Deep: America, Whaling & the World, Death and the Civil War, American Ballet Theatre: A History, Debt of Honor: Disabled Veterans in American History, and The Pilgrims.

His work has won numerous film and television awards including six Emmy Awards; two George Foster Peabody Awards; two Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Awards; three Writer’s Guild of America Awards for Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Writing; the Erik Barnouw Award of the Organization of American Historians; and the D.W. Griffith Award of the National Board of Review.

Burns has several upcoming projects, including The Chinese Exclusion Act, Driving While Black: African Americans on the Road in the Era of Jim Crow, The Department of Veterans Affairs: A History, and Oliver Sacks: His Own Life.

Event: History Makers Gala

When: Monday, September 26, 2016

Location: Cipriani 42nd Street, 110 East 42nd Street, New York City


  • 6 pm – Cocktails
  • 6:45 pm – Dinner


  • $1,250 Scholar’s Ticket
  • $2,500 Leadership Ticket
  • $5,000 Editor’s Ticket
  • $12,500 Producer’s Table
  • $25,000 Director’s Table
  • $50,000 Documentarian’s Table
  • $100,000 President’s Table

RSVP: For more information or to purchase tickets, please call 212-485-9523 or email barbi@barbizakinevents.com.

KARL LAGERFELD Paris Launches in North America With Unveiling of Fall 2016 Advertising Campaign, “Love From Paris, Karl xx”

KARL LAGERFELD Paris has launched its Fall 2016 advertising campaign, Love from Paris, Karl xx, which coincides with the brand’s launch in North America. For the first time, the globally-renowned designer and his Paris-based fashion house are sharing their accessible luxe collections and modern wardrobe essentials with the United States, Canada and Mexico.



As one of the world’s most celebrated fashion designers, Karl Lagerfeld is internationally recognized for his aspirational and cutting-edge approach to style. His namesake fashion house – based in Paris’ Sain-Germain-des-Prés district – manifests his signature aesthetic that is modern and cool, with an unmistakable rock-and-roll edge. A living legend of style, Karl Lagerfeld is a designer, photographer and publisher.

Designed specifically for the North American market, KARL LAGERFELD Paris is inspired by iconic Parisian style and effortless elegance, with sleek tailoring and feminine touches. A black and white palette is accented by pops of color and unique prints – all created for today’s on-the-go woman. Products include women’s accessories, bags, footwear and ready-to-wear such as dresses, pants, blouses and suits.

(KARL LAGERFELD Paris previously announced its launch in North America through a joint venture with GIII Apparel Group, Ltd., thus forming Karl Lagerfeld North America.)

KARL LAGERFELD Paris is now available online at www.KarlLagerfeldParis.com, and in-store at select Lord & Taylor and Dillard’s (USA), Hudson’s Bay (Canada) and Liverpool (Mexico). Upon its launch , the Fall 2016 campaign will launch on September 7th and is already appearing in top fashion and lifestyle titles in addition to social channels and platforms.


KARL LAGERFELD Paris Launches in North America With Unveiling of Fall 2016 Advertising Campaign, Love From Paris, Karl xx (PRNewsFoto/KARL LAGERFELD Paris)

Mr. Lagerfeld artistically directed and photographed the Fall 2016 campaign, in collaboration with Laird + Partners. It was styled by the renowned Charlotte Stockdale and features models Joan Smalls and Hailey Baldwin against a backdrop of larger-than-life landmarks from New York City and Paris. Shot in tones of black and white, the aesthetic reflects Karl Lagerfeld’s cool, unique and timeless vision.

For a designer it’s great to work with the girls of the moment, because clothes express our times but girls do too,” said Lagerfeld, while photographing Smalls and Baldwin.

Friends and followers of the brand are invited to explore the collection and all the latest from KARL LAGERFELD Paris using #KARLLAGERFELDPARIS

New Terrors Are Coming To Knott’s Scary Farm This Halloween Season

Whatever You’re Imagining, It’s Here…Including An Interactive Zombie Video Game Maze

Knott’s Scary Farm, the largest and most haunting Halloween event in Southern California, has unveiled the 13 haunted attractions that will terrify guests when the event returns for 24 horrifying nights, September 22 October 31. (See link for video preview.)

Knott’s Scary Farm is far more than 160 Acres of Scare Zones, with a varied collection of haunted attractions. Every night monsters spill out onto the streets and turn theme park midways into murderous scare zones. From the world famous Ghost Town Streets to the Boardwalk area filled with evil clowns, there’s nowhere to hide in Knott’s Scary Farm.

Ghost Town Streets is the original and largest, most terrifying scare zone that started it all. Bands of half-human, half-animal monsters prowl the streets and inhabit the fog, while the notoriously startling sliders, lunge from every fog-filled corner of the land. Fiesta De Los Muertos fuses dance music, colorful costumes, and larger than life stilt walkers in a dance party scare zone. It’s the ultimate late night celebration of Dia de los Muertos. On the Boardwalk, clowns crave your undying attention in the CarnEVIL scare zone. New this season, the Hollow scare zone will terrorize guests as the ominous Headless horseman prowls the fog-filled streets along with his army of the undead, treacherously blending into the shadowy night as they frighten all whom they encounter.2016%20Scary%20Farm%20Homepage%20Rotator%201

Knott’s Scary Farm has welcomed millions of visitors over the past 43 years and has become an institution in the Southern California theme park landscape. This year, the event returns September 22, 23, 24, 29, 30 October 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31. Knott’s Scary Farm is open 7:00pm – 1:00am select Thursdays, Sundays, and Halloween Night and 7:00pm – 2:00am Fridays and Saturdays.

For 2016, four all-new nightmarish haunted attractions will debut this year; each featuring unearthly surprises, ghoulish monsters and frightening legends that come to life as you step inside.

Black Ops: Infected (New for 2016): Armed with cutting edge laser guns, brave guests will face off against hordes of zombies in the groundbreaking all-new Black Ops: Infected interactive maze. Small units of guests will battle the zombie apocalypse through blood soaked city streets and an underground sewer system crawling with nearly one hundred ravenous zombies. The high tech innovative experience thrusts guests into the middle of a live-action video game complete with live actors, real time scoring system, kill streak rewards system and interactive targets, including a juggernaut boss zombie. The new attraction is one of the largest mazes ever created in Knott’s Scary Farm history so form your squad and put your zombie apocalypse survival skills to the test in this action packed, one-of-a-kind experience.

Knotts Scary Farm Shadow Lands Maze

Knott’s Scary Farm’s Newest Maze, Shadow Lands (PRNewsFoto/Knott’s Berry Farm)

Shadow Lands (New for 2016): A fulfilling life ensures a soul safe passage into eternity, but what happens to the souls of soldiers slain in battle? Enter the hair-raising Shadow Lands maze and fight off demon samurais whose souls are cursed to rot within the depths of purgatory. Guests will embark on a quest through a sacred shrine, an ancient Japanese temple and into the midst of the shadow lands.

Red Barn (New for 2016): Take a trip to a blood-soaked barn filled with carnivorous animals seeking to prey on human flesh in the Red Barn gore maze. Legend has it the farmer who owns the barn was transformed into a heinous creature that sends his sadistic sons to ensure his legacy. None dare enter the barn, for those who enter never escape.

The Hollow (New for 2016): From within the fog, the legendary Headless Horseman and his army of the undead are ready to unleash a reign of terror in the new scare zone, The Hollow. Guests entering the frightful 6-acre area will be terrorized by the souls of fallen soldiers and local farmers that have escaped their shallow graves.

Standalone Skeleton Key Rooms (New for 2016): For the first time, Knott’s Scary Farm will feature standalone Skeleton Key Rooms that are independent from mazes. The four Skeleton Key Rooms will each feature a unique story and theme delivering unparalleled scares, interactive secrets and terrifying surprises:

  • Visions: Guests must investigate the Green Witch Museum in Ghost Town where it is not the building that is haunted, but the various items contained within. Using a Phantom Finder augmented reality device, guests will be able to identify and witness paranormal activity connected to items from the Sarah Marshall Witch Trial.
  • ZOZO: People from all over the world claim to have been visited by the demon ZOZO after a spirit board session. Is the demonic entity known as ZOZO real or are spirit boards just a myth?
  • Slasher: Guests are invited to step into an 80s’ slasher horror film. The masked Angel Maker Killer is on the loose. Every lead has run cold and that’s when you step into the picture. Will you become his next victim?
  • Prey: Navigate a hay maze full of dead ends with only a faulty lantern as your guide. You are not alone. Mutant beasts are lurking around every corner.

Returning Favorites

  • Back by popular demand, Elvira, the legendary Mistress of the Dark, returns to Knott’s Scary Farm in a spectacular all new show, Elvira’s Danse Macabre, featuring insane dance and comedy performances. The one of a kind performance from the Queen of Halloween will transport guests to a masquerade ball full of music, dance and humor. Knott’s Scary Farm will be the exclusive home of Elvira this Halloween season.
  • PARANORMAL, INC. The Haunting of Hayden Hill: Last year’s groundbreaking Paranormal Inc. maze will return to Knott’s Scary Farm this year. Featuring high flying aerial stunts and scares, guests investigate a haunted hospital where the patients were tortured for decades by deranged doctors and nurses. Demonic spirits of the murdered victims have been detected throughout the mysterious halls, while evil medical staff prowl for new patients to torture.
  • The Dead of Winter: Wendigo’s Revenge – Deep in the frozen tundra, the realm of a treacherous snow queen has been usurped by her evil minion, the horrific wendigo. She may be dead, but her evil spell hasn’t been lifted: The dead cannibals have risen from their snowy graves as hungry creatures feast on the surrounding villages. During the chaos, the queen’s prized possession, the horrific wendigo, has seized control of her throne, ready to prey upon any unsuspecting visitors who enter the borders of its icy domain.
  • Trick-or-Treat: Take a brave step forward and ring the witch’s doorbell…trick or treat, which will it be? After surviving her grisly welcome, wander into the Green Witch’s never before seen potion room and bewitched attic. But don’t leave too soon; you’re the special guest at the Green Witch’s deadly dinner party where she and her menacing Tricksters await your arrival.
  • The Tooth Fairy: This twisted tooth fairy steals more than just baby teeth as he drags his victims out their bedroom window and into a world of deranged dentistry. Unbelievable special effects include a blackout room through which guests must feel their way out, a disorienting x-ray strobe light room, and a final encounter with the massive tooth fairy, himself. Say aahhh.
  • Voodoo – Order of the Serpent: The haunting legend of Papa Legba continues as guests follow him on his foreboding journey to conjure the serpent demon goddess in the outskirts of New Orleans. Trudge cautiously through the cursed swamps of the Deep South, where creatures search the murky bogs for their next bloody sacrifice and demons curse the innocent with Voodoo hexes.
  • The Gunslinger’s Grave: A Blood Moon Rises: Deadly howls and a full blood moon mark your impending doom as werewolves overrun the crime stricken old west town. Walk in the bloody footsteps of a betrayed and left for dead gunslinger on his path of retribution against the Skinwalkers.
  • The Deadly 7, a sadistic crew of terrifying monsters representing each of the seven deadly sins, return to the fog of Knott’s Scary Farm this year. Together they prowl the darkest corners of Scary Farm’s midways and scare zones serving their master, The Green Witch.
  • The Hanging®: Finding Gory – A live stage show in Calico Square irreverently looks back at the year’s pop culture with killer comedy. Notorious for its special effects, pyrotechnics and high-flying stunts, The Hanging is a no-holds-barred assault on pop culture’s most infamous moments of the past year. A must see parody!

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Todd Snyder + PF Flyers Launch Newest Addition To Ongoing Footwear Collaboration

American Menswear Designer Todd Snyder and footwear brand PF Flyers has announced the launch of a new product in their ongoing partnership: the Grounder Hi-Top in military canvas  and leather. This new style combines Todd’s obsession with military functionality and PF Flyers’ American legacy, resulting in a smart sneaker for the modern man.

In the early 1900’s, inventor BF Goodrich manufactured several lines of vulcanized athletic shoes from tire rubber. In 1933 he patented the Posture Foundation insole, changing the sneaker landscape and immediately growing in popularity. In the 1950’s and ’60s, PF Flyers became one of the most popular shoe brands in America, dominating the athletic sphere and integrating into the military.

Todd Snyder and PF Flyers - The Grounder

Todd Snyder + PF Flyers, “The Grounder” (PRNewsFoto/Todd Snyder)

The Grounder originated as a US military issued boot in the 1940s, offering comfort and support to American troops stationed all over the world. In time it evolved into a high performance baseball shoe, and eventually became one of PF’s most durable all weather sneaker boots. A perfect blend of fashion and function—with the proper nod to its roots in the Service—the Grounder can stand up to the elements while still looking sharp.

Rugged and refined, the Todd Snyder New York X PF Flyer Grounder Hi-Top combines the signature vintage army aesthetic with premium materials and sport-fueled functionality. The Grounder is constructed from 14oz military canvas, with a solid rubber outsole and pigskin leather lining. A new tailored last plus signature PF Flyers insert offer premium fit and comfort, while elevated rubber foxing, gunmetal eyelets and lace tips, and an embroidered leather ankle patch add a handsome touch.

I love digging through flea markets and hunting for treasures, so when I went to visit Christopher Tobias and the PF Flyers team in Boston and saw all their catalogs from the early 1900s it just blew me away,” says Snyder. “This new style is based on an amazing vintage sneaker in their archive from when they were making shoes for the military. The military has always been a huge source of inspiration for me, and when I saw that, I just knew we had to reintroduce it.”

The Grounder ($129.99), offered in olive green and black, is available immediately onlne at www.toddsnyder.com, www.pfflyers.com and with select stockists/stores.

The Top 50 Must-Have Wedding Beauty Products Announced With The Knot Beauty Awards

Hand-Selected by Beauty Experts, Winners Include the Top Beauty Products Needed to Take a Bride Through Every Wedding Event and Milestone–From Engagement to the Wedding Day

The Knot, the leading wedding brand and marketplace, announced the winners of its The Knot Beauty Awards, showcasing the top wedding beauty products. Hand-selected specifically for brides and their attendants, this prestigious awards program honors the beauty products that will make them look picture-perfect throughout their wedding day, and all the events leading up to it, beautifully and affordably. The Knot editorial team reviewed hundreds of products to identify 50 cannot-live-without beauty goods that can withstand the rigor of a wedding day (tears, laughter, photography and lots of kisses!). The Knot also surveyed readers to determine Readers’ Picks.

The Knot Beauty Awards honor products across six categories: makeup, hair, body, nails, face and fragrance. This year’s winners represent the best products from luxury, drugstore favorites and specialty brands. The complete list of winners for The Knot Beauty Awards 2016 can be viewed here and in the inaugural beauty issue of The Knot presently on newsstands.

The Knot Beauty Issue

The Knot Beauty Issue, on newsstands August 29, features 50 award-winning beauty products hand-picked by The Knot editors and readers. (PRNewsFoto/XO Group Inc.)

Notable winners of the 2016 The Knot Beauty Awards are listed below. For a complete list of winners, visit TheKnot.com or pick up the Fall 2016 issue of The Knot magazine.

Category: Makeup

  • L’Oreal Voluminous waterproof mascara: A mascara that’s a total steal and will stand up to happy tears on the wedding day, delivering tons of drama without the fear of raccoon eyes.
  • Dolce & Gabbana Perfect Luminous liquid foundation: A liquid foundation that comes in a large range of shades with a dewy finish that looks amazing in high-definition photos and won’t make you look shiny or washed out.
  • Readers’ Pick: Benefit Cosmetics Hoola matte bronzer: This natural-looking, sparkle-free powder gives your complexion a subtle glow.

Category: Hair

  • Living Proof Perfect Hair Day shampoo and conditioner: Start your perfect hairstyle in the shower with this sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner, which will leave your hair soft, smooth and full.
  • Garnier Sleek & Shine antifrizz serum: Even the most humid honeymoon destination or outdoor summer wedding is no match for this frizz fighter. Work a few drops through hair to keep frizzies at bay for hours.
  • Readers’ Pick: TRESemme Fresh Start dry shampoo: Give your hair a lift without any residue. This dry shampoo perks up limp locks for hair that looks fresh all day and night.

Category: Body

  • Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen SPF 55: Protect yourself from harsh rays. This sunscreen is fast-absorbing and goes on without any ghostly white residue.
  • Budget Pick: Secret Outlast Xtend antiperspirant gel: Whether you’re sweating it out at the gym to get wedding fit or dancing the night away at the reception, this deodorant provides major odor control.

Category: Nails

  • OPI Infinite Shine Gel Effects 2 lacquer: For a manicure that won’t chip and maintains a stunning glossy finish, pick up a bottle of this three-step process nail treatment.
  • Budget Pick:OPI Infinite Shine Gel Effects 2 lacquer: These drops dramatically cut drying time, perfect for busy brides and wedding guests who are on the go.
  • Readers’ Pick: Essie Nail Polish in Ballet Slippers: This pale pink hue is universally flattering and works in any season, making it a bridal staple.

Category: Face

  • Neutrogena Hydro Boost gel: Keep skin hydrated on your wedding day, and all year-round, with this airy gel that instantly quenches skin to keep your face feeling smooth and supple.
  • Readers’ Pick: Fresh Black Tea Instant Perfecting mask: When your skin needs some extra TLC (say, after the bachelorette party), call on this super-hydrating treatment to leave you fresh-faced in just a matter of minutes.

Category: Fragrance

  • AERIN Mediterranean Honeysuckle perfume: This lush, sexy blend of honeysuckle, bergamot and gardenia feels like a destination wedding in a bottle.
  • Budget Pick: Vera Wang Embrace perfume: For a fragrance that’s completely elegant and romantic, give this trio a try.


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As the number one wedding planning resource, we’re constantly asked by brides for recommendations on the best beauty products, from hair products to keep beach wedding frizz at bay to the best waterproof mascara for ceremony tears,” said Kellie Gould, editor in chief of The Knot. “We’re thrilled to present expert, hand-selected beauty finds to keep women looking effortlessly beautiful for all their biggest moments, from the minute they say, ‘I will’ to the second they promise, ‘I do.‘ “

Driehaus Museum Announces 2016 Fall Exhibitions and Programs, Including Lectures, Travel Tours, Live Music and Murder Mystery

Driehaus Museum.

The Richard H. Driehaus Museum Exterior, Photograph by Alexander Vertikoff, © The Richard H. Driehaus Museum, 2014.

The Richard H. Driehaus Museum (40 East Erie Street, Chicago, IL., 60611, 312-482-8933, driehausmuseum.org) presents fascinating new lectures, tours, and more for the upcoming fall season. Steps away from Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, the Museum offers visitors a fascinating view of one of the few remaining examples of the palatial homes erected by the wealthy of America’s Gilded Age. The lavish interiors are complemented by stunning examples of period furniture, decorative arts, stained glass, and period pieces selected from the Driehaus Collection. The Fall 2016 Offerings are as follows:


Puck’s artists created colorful covers for every issue that depicted biting or whimsical commentary on current events. The March 26, 1902 issue features a humorous Easter scene by Louis M. Glackens (American, 1866-1933). Flagler Museum Archives.

Exhibition Lecture: With a Wink and a Nod: Puck Magazine and Humor in the Gilded Age (Thursday, September 8): Puck, a Gilded Age magazine published weekly from 1876 to 1918, helped transform American humor from tall tales to more urbane and literary humor through its bold cartoons. Join Ms. Trull, Assistant Curator at the Flagler Museum and lead curator of the exhibition, to learn more about the history of this groundbreaking magazine and its contributions to the advancement of American humor.

One-Day Travel Tour: The Historic Hegeler Carus Mansion (Saturdays, September 10 or 17): By popular demand, the Driehaus Museum’s next travel tour is heading back to LaSalle, Illinois to experience the magnificent Hegeler Carus mansion, the site of great historic accomplishments in industry, philosophy, publishing and religion. Tour includes lunch and an additional stop at the historic 1856 antebellum Reddick Mansion & Gardens.

Music’s Golden Moments: Jazz Trio Featuring Eric Schneider (Friday, September 16): Mr. Eric Schneider, joined by Jeremy Kahn and Spider Salof, celebrate the songwriters of Tin Pan Alley in this special concert. Mirroring social values and cultural concerns through their music, the trio will provide a reflection of golden American moments with gems like, “Anything Goes,” and “I’ll be Seeing You.”

Samuel M. Nickerson pictured with his grandson, ca. 1900. Photo courtesy of Roland C. Nickerson.

Samuel M. Nickerson pictured with his grandson, ca. 1900. Photo courtesy of Roland C. Nickerson.

Nickerson Lecture Series: Gilded Age Interiors: Herter Brothers and the William H. Vanderbilt House (Thursday, September 22): Join Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen, Curator of American and Decorative Arts at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, as she chronicles the significant interiors designed by Herter Brothers for the William H. Vanderbilt mansion in New York City. Herter Brothers is one of three firms who designed the interiors of the Nickerson mansion.

European Mosaic: Presented by The Rembrandt Chamber Musicians (Monday, September 26): Celebrate the season with a journey into the expressive and melodic folk music of Eastern Europe. Brahms‘ monumental first piano quartet, with homage to Hungarian folk tunes, is a sweeping romantic work of symphonic proportions scaled for four virtuoso players. Guest soprano Josefien Stoppelenburg and harpist Marguerite Lynn Williams join Rembrandt to guide you along on a tuneful, emotional trek.


The Drawing Room (with view of Parlor). Photo by Steve Hall of Hedrich Blessing, 2008. (2)

Exhibition Lecture: Mark Twain’s Journalistic Joking (Thursday, October 6): This lecture by Dr. Greenhill, Associate Professor at the University of Southern California, explores the creative possibilities offered by the comic press during the Gilded Age by focusing on the work of Mark Twain, more specifically “Italian without a Master,” which Twain wrote while in Italy in 1903 for publication in Harper’s Weekly.

Nickerson Lecture: Artistic Furniture of the Gilded Age: George Schastey and the Nickerson Mansion (Thursday, October 13): This lecture by Moira Gallagher, Research Assistant at the Met, brings to light George A. Schastey‘s significant, yet little known cabinetmaking and decorating enterprise of the Gilded Age, along with Schastey’s career, clients, and role in outfitting the interiors of the Nickerson mansion. Continue reading

Biotherm Homme And David Beckham Open New Chapter Of Their Collaboration With New Skincare Campaign

Biotherm Homme, number one in premium men’s skincare1, presents Force Supreme: The Story of My Life the new film featuring David Beckham. The video, shot by acclaimed director Johan Renck, celebrates the legendary sportsman’s life story as told through his extraordinary body of ink.

David Beckham for Biotherm Homme

David Beckham for Biotherm Homme

Standing in for a generation of men who are traveling, working and living more throughout their 40s, Beckham remains a grooming icon and a role model. Beyond his 40s, his success story is still being written. And he decides how to best tell it in the new Biotherm Homme Force Supreme campaign. From cleansing to targeting the eye zone to hydrating: the Force Supreme range, with the all-new Force Supreme Life Essence, covers every step on the road to better, younger-looking skin.


Says Beckham, “I use Biotherm Homme Force Supreme serum to improve my skin. I also recently discovered the new Force Supreme Life Essence which is really a booster in the morning.”


Force Supreme Life Essence, the new miracle skin essence formulated for men’s skin. The highest-dosed Life Plankton formula goes on as light as liquid to activate stronger skin. After cleansing, or shaving, put a few drops into the hands and pat across the face. Then hydrate as usual.

The French luxury skincare brand Biotherm (one of the brands in the L’Oréal Luxe portfolio) launched Biotherm Homme in 1985; which, for 30 years, has played a pioneering and innovative role in men’s skincare, creating solutions to respond to the specific needs of men’s skin, with products such as the breakthrough gel moisturizer Aquapower and the corrective anti-aging cream Force Supreme. The brand offers a complete range of over 80 advanced skincare solutions adapted to different skin types and concerns. They all share the power of aquatic ingredients, which ensure light and invigorating textures. 

1 Source Euromonitor International Limited: retail value, retail selling prices, 2014

Yosemite Hospitality Announces 2017 ‘Taste of Yosemite’ Culinary Series Lineup

Top Chefs From Around the Country Convene in Yosemite National Park for Cooking Demonstrations, Lively Receptions and Gourmet Dinners

Yosemite Hospitality, LLC. (a subsidiary of Aramark), has announced the lineup for the 2017 Taste of Yosemite Culinary Showcase. The celebrated Taste of Yosemite event will be held over a series of eight sessions from January 8 – February 2, 2017 at The Majestic Yosemite Hotel located in the heart of Yosemite National Park.

Aramark Taste of Yosemite

The Taste of Yosemite is among the most prestigious culinary events in the country, bringing together acclaimed chefs from the nation’s top restaurants for a month-long series of cooking demonstrations, menu tastings and chef meet and greets at The Majestic Yosemite Hotel located in the heart of Yosemite National Park. (PRNewsFoto/Aramark)

In its first year as Yosemite National Park‘s authorized concessioner, Aramark’s Yosemite Hospitality is continuing a long tradition of hosting America’s most renowned chefs, preparing exceptional cuisine for guests, in one of America’s most beloved national parks.

The Taste of Yosemite is among the most prestigious culinary events in the country, bringing together acclaimed chefs from the nation’s top restaurants for a month-long series of cooking demonstrations, menu tastings and chef meet and greets. Each session culminates with a gala dinner prepared by the session’s headliner chefs in The Majestic Yosemite Hotel‘s elegant Dining Room.

2017 Taste of Yosemite Talent Lineup:

Session 1: January 8-11

  • Victor Scargle, COPIA, Napa, CA
  • Maria Hines, Tilth, Seattle, WA
  • Ryan Scott, Finn Town/Market & Rye, San Francisco, CA

Session 2: January 11-13

  • Jesse Cool, Flea Street Cafe, Menlo Park, CA
  • Levi Mezick, Harvest Table, St. Helena, CA
  • Elizabeth Falkner, Falk Yeah! Productions, New York, NY

Session 3: January 15-18

  • Dustin Valette, Valette, Healdsburg, CA
  • Kyle Itani, Hopscotch & Itani Ramen, Oakland, CA
  • Adam Mali, The Patio, Petaluma, CA (Restaurant scheduled to open fall 2016)

Session 4: January 18-20

  • Anita Lo, Annisa, New York, NY
  • Scott Youkilis, Loma Brewing Company, Los Gatos, CA
  • Gayle Pirie & Jon Clark, Foreign Cinema, San Francisco, CA

Session 5: January 22-25

  • Carrie & Rupert Blease, Lord Stanley, San Francisco, CA
  • Suzanne Goin, Lucques/Tavern/AOC, Los Angeles, CA
  • Evan Hanczor, Egg, Brooklyn, NY

Session 6: January 25-27

  • Amanda Frietag, Empire Diner, New York, NY
  • Tanya Holland, Brown Sugar Kitchen, Oakland, CA
  • Ariane Duarte, Ariane Kitchen & Bar, Verona, NJ

Session 7: January 29-February 1

  • Peter Armellino, Plumed Horse, Saratoga, CA
  • Kim Alter, Nightbird, San Francisco, CA
  • Josey Baker, Josey Baker Bread, San Francisco, CA

Session 8: February 1-3

  • Peter Rudolph, Madera, Menlo Park, CA
  • Sue Conley & Peggy Smith, Cowgirl Creamery, San Francisco/Pt. Reyes, CA
  • Peter Chastain, Prima, Walnut Creek, CA

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Just In Time For The Spring/Summer 2017 Milan Fashion Week, Four Seasons Hotel Milano Launches “Taste & Shine” Breakfast Plus Express Beauty Care Program

While the agenda fills up with all kinds of appointments between shows and events, Four Seasons Hotel Milano has found the perfect recipe to survive the busy rhythm of Millan Fashion Week (September 21-27, 2016). Strategically located in the heart of the city’s fashion district, Four Seasons Hotel Milano is launching this new exclusive service on September 21, 2016 to ensure that their industry guests and others may maximize their time and enjoy a smooth Fashion Week.MIL_673_aspect16x9

The fashion favorite hotel in Milan, Four Seasons Hotel Milano offers a soothing sanctuary into the city’s most vibrant shopping quarter. Within a short five minute walk, guests of the Hotel can have access to no less than 100 stores within the best brands of fashion, design and accessories.

Guests attending the Spring/Summer 2017 will have the opportunity to order a healthy breakfast with in-room express beauty care; in other words, enjoy morning delicacies while a Spa Specialist takes care of hair styling, express manicure or ready-to-go skincare.MAU_1013_aspect16x9

For the occasion, the Hotel has created in collaboration with Chef Vito Mollica, a dedicated Fashion Breakfast combining all the ingredients to boost up energy and hit the fashion shows from morning to night, with no fear.

Among the express beauty options, guests may choose the application of a nail polish that dries in just seven minutes, perfect to dress up quickly and run into an appointment without the risk of ruining the manicure; or a face mask by Sarah Chapman making the skin look immediately rested and radiant. And because Fashion Week involves a lot of walking on high heels, the Hotel also offers an express foot massage to ensure feet keep in shape until dawn.

Woman receiving manicure

Woman receiving manicure

Taste & Shine Menu

In-room Fashion Breakfast with simultaneous beauty care

Service offered from 7:00 to 9:00 am daily; reservation required 24 hours in advance

Fashion Breakfast & Change of Polish

Choose a nail color to match the day’s outfit; shellac polish dries in seven minutes

7 minutes, EUR 70

Fashion Breakfast & Sodashi Eye Mask

Erase all signs of fatigue with the Sodashi eyes mask

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Fashion Breakfast & 3D Face Mask by Sarah Chapman

Bio cellulose mask that envelops the face like a second skin to instantly hydrate, soothe and plump

20 minutes, EUR 75

Fashion Breakfast & Foot Massage

Prepare feet for high heels with a foot massage that will stimulate the circulation to feel lighter and energised for the day

25 minutes, EUR 105

Fashion Breakfast & Express Blow Dry

A quick hair styling to start the day

25 minutes, EUR 190

To breathe in Fashion Week and spot the latest trends, there is nothing like the Hotel’s garden to enjoy anaperitivo or dine at La Veranda, where Chef Marco Veneruso celebrates the best of Italian cuisine. The Hotel’s architectural Spa designed by Patricia Urquiola in a converted historical cellar is the perfect place to swim and relax during frenetic Fashion Week.

J.Crew and Nordstrom Announce Partnership

The J.Crew Group, Inc. (jcrew.com) announces that Nordstrom will sell an edited assortment of the J.Crew Collection at select Nordstrom full-line stores and at www.Nordstrom.com beginning September 12th. The assortment will include women’s apparel, accessories and petites (online only).

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The women’s fall 2016 assortment will feature signature J.Crew styles, including iconic classics such as their famous Regent and Rhodes blazers, Italian cashmere, outerwear and their famous Martie pants, to name a few. The pieces will be merchandised and presented in the signature J.Crew way: pattern mixing (like prints with stripes), quirky styling and bright colors, with a fun assortment of accessories for the finishing touch.

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J.Crew Group‘s Madewell has successfully been partnering with Nordstrom since 2015. Based on the strong customer response, Madewell expanded into 20 new locations in July and is now available at a total of 76 Nordstrom locations and at Nordstrom.com. Nordstrom is the only store to sell J.Crew and Madewell products outside of their own retail stores in the United States.

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The 16 Nordstrom store locations where the women’s assortment will be carried are:

Downtown Seattle (Seattle, Wash.)

Bellevue Square (Bellevue, Wash.)

Washington Square (Tigard, Ore.)

Michigan Avenue (Chicago, Ill.)

Oakbrook Center (Oak Brook, Ill.)

Somerset Collection (Troy, Mich.)

Scottsdale Fashion Square (Scottsdale, Ariz.)

NorthPark Center (Dallas, Texas)

Houston Galleria (Houston, Texas)

Barton Creek Square (Austin, Texas)

Domain Northside (Austin, Texas – opening September 30th)

Tysons Corner Center, (McLean, Va.)

The Plaza at King of Prussia (King of Prussia, Pa.)

South Coast Plaza (Costa Mesa, Calif.)

The Mall at Short Hills (Short Hills, N.J.)

The Mall at Green Hills (Nashville, Tenn.)

We know our customers love J.Crew and we’re excited to be offering this coveted brand in our stores and online. Partnering with quality brands like J.Crew that have exclusive distribution is part of our long-term strategic agenda,” said Pete Nordstrom, co-president.

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And while the release did not address potential cannibalization from J.Crew retail stores within the vicinity of these locations, Millard Drexler, J.Crew’s chairman and CEO, had the following to say: “This was an easy decision. Nordstrom is the perfect partner because we both share the same high standards of customer service and store experience. Additionally, we are known for exceptional design, quality and style, which we know will appeal to the Nordstrom customer.

Now Accepting Reservations: Four Seasons Resort and Residences Anguilla Unveils Special Offers for Fall/Winter 2016

Be Among The First to Experience The Newest Four Seasons in The Caribbean When It Re-opens This October

Just when things start to get chilly further north, one of the Caribbean’s finest beachfront resorts will reopen with a new name and a new attitude. Debuting this October, the new Four Seasons Resort and Residences Anguilla is extending several limited-time offers to welcome sunseekers to the beautiful island of Anguilla, and introduces new features and experiences to those who already know it well.

Aerial View of the new  Four Seasons Resort and Residences Anguilla

Aerial View of the new Four Seasons Resort and Residences Anguilla

Visiting Anguilla means enjoying its natural beauty, its beaches, its infinite ways to explore the brilliant blue waters, and basking in the island’s laid-back, low-key spirit. Friendly Anguillians generously share their cuisine and culture, from a passion for dominoes and boat racing to the vibrant music scene and colorful Caribbean festivals. So a list of Things-to-Do in Anguilla is less about going places and more about being there.

Four Seasons Resort and Residences Anguilla General Manager Ilse Harley

Four Seasons Resort and Residences Anguilla General Manager Ilse Harley

Here in Anguilla, the warmth comes not just from the sun, but from the people who call the island home,” says General Manager Ilse Harley, who has just relocated here with her young family. “It will be our pleasure to extend the friendly welcome we’ve received to our first guests, and in the spirit of celebration, we’re offering some very special introductory packages.”

With a range of accommodations from garden-view guest rooms to five-bedroom beachfront villas with private pools, Four Seasons Resort and Residences Anguilla offers 98 sleek and spacious guest rooms and suites, 4 townhouses, 33 residences and 31 villas – 80% with views of the Caribbean Sea. The wide selection of multi-bedroom accommodations makes the Resort perfect for families, while couples love the sense of romantic seclusion in options like the Rooftop Studio.

Four Seasons Resort and Residences Anguilla  - Sunset Pool

Four Seasons Resort and Residences Anguilla – Sunset Pool

While there, you can ease back and embrace the beauty of Anguilla from a large, furnished sun deck, most with private plunge pool. All accommodations include marble bathrooms with a deep soaking tub and oversized shower.

THE RESIDENCES: The Residences, including the Three-Bedroom Penthouse, Three-Bedroom Ocean-View Residences, Two-Bedroom Ocean-View Residence, and One-Bedroom Ocean-View Residence, range between 131 and 342 square meters (1,407 and 3,679 square feet), making them ideal for up to eight guests. Each is designed with a kitchen, comfortable living and dining areas, and one or more amply furnished sun decks. Bathrooms in the three-bedroom Penthouse feature outdoor showers.

Four Seasons Resort and Residences Anguilla - Villa Accomodations

Four Seasons Resort and Residences Anguilla – Villa Accommodations

THE VILLAS: Three-, Four- and Five-bedroom villas (Five-Bedroom Beachfront Villa, Four-Bedroom Beachfront Villa, Four-Bedroom Oceanfront Villa, Four-Bedroom Blufftop Villa and The Three-Bedroom Beachfront Villa), situated near the water’s edge on the beach or bluffs, range from 180 to 309 square meters (1,938 to 3,331 square feet) and comfortably house up to 12 guests. A gourmet kitchen, indoor and outdoor dining areas, and an infinity pool with a deck and whirlpool are among the luxurious design features.

Four Seasons Resort and Residences Anguilla - RoofTop Suites Accomodations

Four Seasons Resort and Residences Anguilla – RoofTop Suites Accommodations

Ocean-View Rooftop Studio Suites feature a long, open floor plan spanning 70 square meters (750 square feet), as well as a custom-designed four-poster king bed. The modern marble bathroom boasts double sinks, a deep soaking tub and an oversized walk-in shower. Outside, a spiral staircase from the balcony leads to a spacious rooftop sundeck where guests can enjoy the ocean view from a private plunge pool or two chaises lounges.

Four Seasons Resort and Residences Anguilla - Guest Room Accomodations

Four Seasons Resort and Residences Anguilla – Guest Room Accommodations

Enjoy dedicated living and sleeping spaces in the property’s One-Bedroom Ocean-View Suites. Unwind in the chic living room, complete with a sofa, two armchairs and a coffee table. A discrete kitchenette lets you make a cup of coffee or prepare snacks for the family. The spacious bathroom centers around a custom-designed four-poster king bed and leads to the suite’s outdoor balcony, where a private plunge pool, two chaises lounges. and a majestic ocean view await.

The Four Seasons Executive One-Bedroom Ocean-View Suite offers dedicated living and sleeping areas. Unwind in the comfortable living room, complete with a sofa, two armchairs, flat-screen TV and dining table for four. A discrete kitchenette lets you prepare food and beverages. The suite’s ocean-view balcony boasts a private plunge pool and two chaises lounges.

Enjoy dedicated living and sleeping spaces in the Two-Bedroom Ocean-View Suites. Unwind in the chic living room, complete with a sofa, two armchairs and a coffee table. The two spacious bedrooms boast custom-designed furniture with ocean views, as well as private marble bathrooms.

Dip into your private plunge pool on the outdoor sundeck of your Ocean-View Studio Room. Starting from 486 square feet (45 square meters), Studio Rooms are an airy oasis, complete with custom-designed bedroom furniture and a marble bathroom featuring double sinks, a deep soaking tub and an oversized walk-in shower. Continue reading

Baxter of California Launches New Men’s Grooming Video Series

Baxter of California, the Los Angeles-based men’s grooming company announced that they will launch a new educational video series that addresses the many personal care questions men have in a humorous and witty way. Titled “WTF,” the series will initially include 10 videos that cover a variety of topics, that are then answered with the same satire and hyperbole that it’s “tongue in cheek” name would suggest.

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The first video in the series debuted on August 24th and officially kicked off “WTF Wednesdays.” The first video, which stars Comedian Justin Martindale (who has written for the legendary Joan Rivers on E!’s Fashion Police,) answered the question “What is the difference between anti-perspirant and deodorant?

Each week following, Baxter of California will release a new video in the series on their YouTube channel and social media networks. The WTF Video Series will also feature Tobias Jelinek, who most recently appeared as the lead agent in the Netflix hit series “Stranger Things,” as well as comedian Karl Hess and actor Jay Ali.


Screenshot from the first episode of Baxter’s of California’s new WTF Video Series, a new educational video series that addresses the many personal care questions men have in a humorous and witty way.

Baxter of California is on a mission to innovate how men get educated on grooming. We know our core consumer, the Millennial man, resonates with content that entertains him as well as provides factual and relevant information. We are excited to release our groundbreaking “WTF Video Series” as a testament to Baxter of California becoming the prominent resource for all things grooming,” said Nathan Puksta, Head of Baxter of California and Baxter Finley Barber & Shop.

In addition to the WTF Video Series, Baxter of California will launch BAXTERPEDIA™, an online destination that will house answers to common grooming questions via videos, blog posts, glossary of terms, and much more. Set to debut mid-September, BAXTERPEDIA™ will allow customers access to existing content, as well as the opportunity to submit their own questions and be a part of Baxter of California’s content development

Founded in 1965, Baxter of California was one of the first companies to seriously address men’s grooming needs. Its innovative products for men are available at lifestyle stores, apothecaries, better barber shops and online at baxterofcalifornia.com, as well as at Baxter Finley Barber & Shop in Los Angeles, which features classic barbering services alongside a selected collection of men’s grooming products.

Sephora Opens Its 400th Store And Brings Its “Teach, Inspire And Play” Approach To Chicago’s Michigan Avenue

On Friday, August 26th, Sephora brought its innovative BEAUTY TIP (Teach, Inspire, Play) WORKSHOP Concept Store to the Midwest with the opening of its new Michigan Avenue store (Sephora Michigan Avenue, 605 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611, Phone: 312-649-9343. Store Hours: Mon-Sat: 10 am to 9 pm, Sun: 11 am to 7 pm). Chicago’s revolutionary new shopping experience will be the fourth Sephora BEAUTY TIP Workshop in the U.S., joining San Francisco’s Powell Street, Boston’s Prudential Center, and Toronto’s Yorkdale Shopping Centre locations which opened within the last year, and marks the global beauty retailer’s 400th free-standing SEPHORA store in North America.

Sephora Michigan Avenue’s BEAUTY TIP WORKSHOP, an all-new 10,040 square foot street-level store, is Sephora’s fourth largest and reflects the next-generation of the continuously evolving Sephora experience. The virtual paradise of endless beauty options includes an exciting footprint that’s both distinctive and intuitive, with over 13,000 products, and a pioneering store environment rooted in discovery and innovation. This includes a wide array of services and classes that will make a visit to the store a one-of-a-kind, individualized experience, every time.

Find the lip, foundation and concealer colors for your skintone with Color IQ

Find the lip, foundation and concealer colors for your skintone with Color IQ (Photo Credit: Sephora)

We’re thrilled to expand our re-imagined Sephora Beauty TIP Workshop experience to Chicago’s Michigan Avenue, one of the premier shopping destinations in the country,” said Calvin McDonald, President & CEO of Sephora Americas. “Every detail works collectively to create a space for our clients to Beauty Together, offering an incomparable level of integrated physical and digital designed to teach and inspire our community of beauty enthusiasts, partnered with an unparalleled assortment of prestige-only beauty that engages them to play and discover what works best for them.”

Sephora’s re-imagined store concept features The Beauty Workshop, the striking “heart” of the store design, and an integral part of the TIP experience. The sleek table acts as a central workstation where clients come together to learn via group beauty classes with Sephora’s educated facilitators, leverage tutorials and Sephora Virtual Artist technology on integrated iPad stations, or gather inspiration from The Beauty Board, Sephora’s own shop-able gallery showcasing user-generated content via a large digital screen. Each station is equipped with its own product, iPad, USB port and wifi, so clients can play, browse and share looks on the digital screen and online, right from their seat.

Sephora Prudential Center Pre-Opening

BOSTON, MA – FEBRUARY 04: The Beauty Workshop – General atmosphere at the Sephora Prudential Center Pre-opening event on February 4, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Paul Marotta/Getty Images for Sephora)

The new 14-seat Sephora Beauty Studios serve as the place for one-on-one makeovers with Sephora experts, and will feature the debut of Sephora’s NEW Digital Makeover Guide, an interactive face chart that is a record of the specific service the client received combined with customized product and application tips, and is delivered directly to the client via email, making it the first digital take-home-tool to be offered by Sephora. At the Beauty Studio, clients will enjoy large stations featuring Sephora + Pantone Color IQ touchscreens for foundation, lip and concealer shade matching, and new mirror and canopy lighting fixtures for maximum light exposure. The Beauty Studio is staffed with trained Senior Artists, and to ensure the makeover is the most convenient, clients can drop by to check makeover availability or book a premium service at one of the 14 beauty studio seats before they come in using Sephora’s client reservation system available through www.sephora.com, Sephora mobile web and the Sephora app.

Sample scent categories with Sephora’s exclusive InstaScent Techology

Sample scent categories with Sephora’s exclusive InstaScent Techology

The new store will also be the first to offer a completely NEW Fragrance Studio experience, featuring Fragrance IQ enhanced with the first-to-market sensory technology, InstaScent. Developed in partnership with 5th Screen Digital, and available exclusively at Sephora, InstaScent allows clients to explore 18 scent families through an innovative, dry air delivery system. Clients can now explore scent families before trying individual fragrances with our fragrance experts. As clients move through the Fragrance Studio, they can choose to sample favorites, have their purchases gift wrapped, and even customize their bottle with complimentary engraving.

Learn a new look at The Beauty Workshop Table’s iPad Station

Learn a new look at The Beauty Workshop Table’s iPad Station

Additionally, skincare consultations will take place at The Skincare Studio. Sephora Michigan Avenue is one of the first stores in the fleet to feature this newest client service fixture, complete with a working sink and four well-lit seated stations to ease facilitation of the Sephora’s client-favorite Mini Facial service. A touchscreen station is also affixed to the area for instant access to Sephora’s exclusive Skincare IQ diagnostic, helping clients determine the best products based on their skin concerns and demystifying the wide range of highly effective product choices Sephora offers.

The Sephora BEAUTY TIP WORKSHOP also boasts digital signage throughout the store, as well as brighter lighting, a larger cash wrap, additional mobile POS stations, easier-to-shop fixtures, enhanced gifting stations, and more impactful brand imagery.

Exclusive Merchandise Assortment Enhances TIP Experience

Sephora Michigan Avenue is the destination for iconic, cult and emerging prestige beauty brands, including exclusives such as: Atelier Cologne, Belif, BITE Beauty, Black Up, Cover FX, Drunk Elephant, Erborian, IGK, Kat Von D Beauty, Madam C.J. Walker, Beauty Culture, Nest, Ouai, The Estée Edit by Estée Lauder and Too Cool For School.

Additionally, Sephora Michigan Avenue features a large assortment of SEPHORA COLLECTION makeup, skincare, tools and accessories, including new and exciting products that further expand the assortment all displayed with enhanced brand fixtures.

Sephora is a leader in global beauty retail, teaching and inspiring clients to play in a world of beauty. It has earned its reputation with its expertise, innovation, and entrepreneurial spirit, and has been changing the face of prestige cosmetics since its debut in Paris in the early 1970’s. Now with 400 stores in the Americas—including US, Canada, Mexico, and Brazil—plus 500 inside JCPenney, Sephora has become a leading international beauty destination with over 2,000 locations in 31 countries, plus an award-winning website and an intuitive mobile app. Clients have the opportunity to play with 14,000 products from 200 carefully curated brands, featuring indie darlings, emerging favorites, trusted classics, and Sephora’s private label, SEPHORA COLLECTION. In store, the client receives personalized recommendations from the IQ system, and at the Beauty Studio she explores her look with makeovers, complimentary classes, hands-on events, and one-on-one consultations. Online she interacts with an inclusive beauty community on the award-winning Beauty Board, interactive Beauty Talk, and The Sephora Glossy blog.

WATERHOUSE & DODD Announces Major Exhibition of Photographs, Xavier Guardans: Self-Portraits and Accompanying Book Launch

Exhibition Dates: September 9 – 30, 2016 at 960 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10021

This September, Waterhouse & Dodd, the international dealership with galleries in Europe and the USA, presents a major exhibition in New York of black and white photographs by renowned artist Xavier Guardans. An avid traveler and explorer, Guardans spent a decade traveling the globe shooting a wide variety of landscapes and rock formations, each one incorporating a beautiful nude.

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The forty-five works on view are definitively not [just] images of nudes gratuitously decorating the wild outdoors. The landscapes exhibited range from Japan, China, and Patagonia, to Utah and California, simultaneously exposing the inter-connectedness between natural beauty and our relationship to our surroundings. Guardans himself notes that the series is “A story of interchangeable roles, in search of a silent common ground.”

Ray Waterhouse, Guardans’ dealer, says, “The works really are a three way collaboration between artist, model and landscape. The integration of the women in the diverse landscapes is incredibly creative – the girls are portrayed both as gorgeous women and anonymous accompaniments to rock formations.”

Waterhouse also acclaims the sheer quality of these stunning photographs, “Xavier’s work is beautiful, unique, technically brilliant, and also, sexy. The quality of the printing, rich in contrasts, means that the digital reproductions you see on a screen in no way convey the amazing quality and detail of the actual fine art photographs. These works have to be seen in person.” Continue reading

Newseum Will Host Annenberg Space for Photography’s ‘REFUGEE’ Exhibit, Illuminating Global Plight of the Displaced

On November 18, 2016, the Newseum, in partnership with the Annenberg Space for Photography, will open “REFUGEE,” a groundbreaking exhibit that illuminates the plight of refugees through powerful and evocative photographs. In images created solely for the exhibit by five internationally acclaimed photographers who traveled across five continents — Lynsey Addario, Omar Victor Diop, Graciela Iturbide, Martin Schoeller and Tom Stoddart — “REFUGEE” depicts the lives of diverse populations dispersed and displaced throughout the world and includes stunning portraits of the new Americans, refugees recently settled in the United States. The exhibit will be on display through March 12, 2017.Newseum Logo

Sixty-five million people around the world are displaced, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). This exhibit presents a full range of global refugee experiences through singular and compelling images taken in Bangladesh, Cameroon, Colombia, Croatia, Germany, Greece, Mexico, Myanmar, Serbia, Slovenia and the United States.


A father celebrates his family’s safe passage to Lesbos after a stormy crossing over the Aegean Sea from Turkey. “REFUGEE,” a groundbreaking exhibit that illuminates the plight of refugees through powerful and evocative photographs will open at the Newseum on Nov. 18. (C)Tom Stoddart

The photographs capture the hope and resolve of refugees in the face of dehumanizing and life-threatening persecution.

The Artists


Lynsey Addario, 2015, Say Tha Mar Gyi, Myanmar. A.* cooks in her family home in Say Tha Mar Gyi Camp. She is married, but her husband left her within the last year to return to his family. *Name withheld for protection.

Pulitzer Prize and MacArthur Fellowship-winning photographer Lynsey Addario documented the Rohingya people, a disenfranchised Muslim population in the predominantly Buddhist nation of Myanmar. Known for her captivating imagery in such publications as The New York Times, National Geographic and Time magazine, Addario was recently named one of American Photo Magazine‘s top five most influential photographers of the past 25 years.

Ibrahima and his Mother

Omar Victor Diop, 2015, Mbile refugee site, Cameroon. Young Ibrahima has spent his entire life in Mbile. When his mother, Hawa, fled the Central African Republic, she had to make the long, difficult journey while pregnant. They still have no news of his father’s whereabouts. Hawa hopes that Ibrahima will get an education and look after her in her old age.

Omar Victor Diop presents photographs of refugees from the Central African Republic who were forced to flee to Cameroon. Known for his work in fashion photography, Diop’s work comprises conceptual projects, including staged portraiture and self-portraiture, with visual references ranging from classical European paintings to post-colonial African studio photography.

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Graciela Iturbide Buenaventura, Colombia, 2015.  Children in Puente Nayero play an improvised game of table football. The success of the Puente Nayero Humanitarian Space has encouraged residents on the neighboring street of Punta Icaco to begin organizing to create their own humanitarian space.

Fine-art photographer Graciela Iturbide photographed settlements of Central American refugees in Mexico and displaced communities in Colombia. One of the most prolific Mexican photographers of any generation, Iturbide has participated in group exhibitions throughout the world.

ASP Refugee Schoeller New Americans

Martin Schoeller, New York, New York, 2016. New Americans: Portraits of refugees who have recently resettled in the United States as part of the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program. From left to right: Bhimal, 42, Bhutan; Maryna, 27, Belarus; Patricia, 22, Democratic Republic of the Congo. ©Martin Schoeller

Martin Schoeller‘s detailed, close-range photographic portraits of everyday people, iconic entertainment personalities and political and cultural figures, as well as his photographic essays and books, have made him a distinctive and singular presence in the field of contemporary photographic portraiture. For “REFUGEE,” Schoeller has turned his unique stylistic lens to capture portraits of resettled refugees in the United States for a section of the exhibit titled “New Americans. Continue reading

The Met Extends Hours for Final Weekend of Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology

Exhibition to Remain Open until Midnight on Friday and Saturday, September 2 and 3

Attendance Surpasses 2011’s Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty Exhibition, with 664,328 Visitors to Date

Exhibition Dates: May 5–September 5, 2016 (extended from August 14)

Exhibition Location: The Met Fifth Avenue, Robert Lehman Wing


Ensemble, Raf Simons (Belgian, born 1968) for House of Dior (French, founded 1947), spring/summer 2015 haute couture; Courtesy of Christian Dior Haute Couture Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photo © Nicholas Alan Cope

The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced today extended hours for the final weekend of the popular Costume Institute exhibition Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology. On Friday, September 2, and Saturday, September 3, the exhibition will remain open to the public until midnight. The Museum normally closes at 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday evenings. The exhibition will end its run on Labor Day, Monday, September 5.


Dress, Iris van Herpen (Dutch, born 1984), autumn/winter 2013– 14 haute couture; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Purchase, Friends of The Costume Institute Gifts, 2015 (2016.14) Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photo © Nicholas Alan Cope

The exhibition, which opened on May 5, has already been extended by three weeks-from August 14 to September 5-and has so far drawn more than 664,328 visitors, surpassing 2011’s Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty to become The Costume Institute‘s second most attended exhibition. Last year’s China: Through the Looking Glass, which drew 815,992 visitors, remains the department’s most popular show and The Met’s fifth most visited exhibition. The McQueen exhibition, the Museum’s ninth most popular show, drew 661,509 visitors. All three were curated by Andrew Bolton, Curator in Charge of The Costume Institute.


Lower Level Gallery View: Tailleur and Flou © The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Far Left) House of CHANEL (French, founded 1913) Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel (French, 1883–1971) Suit 1963–68, haute couture Machine-sewn ivory wool bouclé tweed, hand-applied navy and ivory wool knit trim handbraided with interlocking chain stitch. Gift of Mrs. Lyn Revson, 1975 (1975.53.7a–e) (Middle Left) House of CHANEL (French, founded 1913) Karl Lagerfeld (French, born Hamburg, 1938) Suit Autumn/winter 2015–16, haute couture 3-D-printed (selective laser sintering) “quilted” polyamide by Materialise, hand-painted with blue, gold, and silver trompe l’oeil tweed pattern, hand-embroidered with braided white, blue, and gold wool, silk, and metal trim, and gold metal buttons with pearls. Courtesy of CHANEL Patrimoine Collection (Middle Right) House of CHANEL (French, founded 1913) Karl Lagerfeld (French, born Hamburg, 1938) Ensemble Autumn/winter 2015–16, haute couture 3-D-printed (selective laser sintering) white polyamide overlay by Materialise, with handstitched clear crystals, lining of black silk crepe de chine hand-embroidered by Lesage with gold synthetic sequins Courtesy of CHANEL Patrimoine Collection (Far Right) House of Balenciaga (French, founded 1937) Cristóbal Balenciaga (Spanish, 1895–1972) Suit Winter 1964, haute couture Machine-sewn black silk synthetic gauze and Lurex matelassé Courtesy Cristóbal Balenciaga Museoa, Getaria, Spain

Manus x Machina explores how designers reconcile the handmade and the machine-made in the creation of haute couture and avant-garde ready-to-wear. It addresses the distinction between the hand (manus) and the machine (machina) as discordant tools in the creative process, and questions the changing delineation between haute couture and ready-to-wear.


House of Chanel (French, founded 1913) Karl Lagerfeld (French, born Hamburg, 1938) Wedding Ensemble Autumn/winter 2014–15, haute couture Courtesy of CHANEL Patrimoine Collection. This ensemble, which Lagerfeld has described as “haute couture without the couture,” exemplifies the confluence of the hand (manus) and the machine (machina). Made from scuba knit, a synthetic material, the dress is hand molded, machine sewn, and hand finished. Maison Desrues (founded 1929) hand embroidered the buttons with gold, glass, and crystals, and Atelier Montex (founded 1939) hand embroidered the medallion with glass, crystals, paillettes, anthracite cannetilles, and gold leather leaf motifs. The train of scuba knit and silk satin is machine sewn and hand finished. Lagerfeld’s hand-drawn design was digitally manipulated to give it the appearance of a randomized, pixelated baroque pattern and then realized through a complex amalgam of hand and machine techniques. Atelier Lunas (founded 1993) used a heat press to transfer the rhinestones; Atelier Anne Gelbard (founded 1997) painted the gold metallic pigment by hand; and the pearls and gemstones were hand embroidered by Cécile Henri Atelier (founded 1982).


During the extended hours, the Museum’s Great Hall Balcony Bar will be open until midnight as well, with appetizers, full bar service, and music by the ETHEL and Friends string quartet. The Met Store‘s exhibition shop adjacent to the galleries will also be open, featuring a range of products inspired by the exhibition, including the exhibition catalogue and an exclusive collection of fashion accessories, jewelry, and publications. The Manus x Machina galleries will be the only galleries in the Museum open to the public during the extended hours.

The Face Of The Future: RoC® Skincare Predicts The Most Wrinkle-Prone Cities In America

Third Annual Wrinkle Ranking Forecasts Cities Most at Risk for Skin Damage by 2040

What will the year 2040 look like? While we can’t imagine the technological advances or geopolitical developments that lie ahead, a new study from anti-aging pioneer RoC® Skincare offers a preview of what you can expect to see when looking in the mirror several decades down the road. And one thing is clear for residents of top U.S. metropolitan areas: the decisions made today can and will impact your skin health in the future.

To shine a light on how these factors affect skin aging, RoC® Skincare has again partnered with independent research firm Sperling’s Best Places for the 2016 RoC® Wrinkle Ranking: a city by city look at the metropolitan areas’ risk for skin damage and premature aging by the year 2040. The analysis is based on factors commonly known to affect skin health – lifestyle, occupational and environmental influences. (***See Detailed Description of Methodology Below)roc®-wrinkle-ranking-forecast-of-2040-climate-breakdown-15-HR

The third annual RoC® Wrinkle Ranking predicts that in the year 2040, Philadelphia will reign as the most wrinkle-prone city in America, thanks to high stress levels, more airborne pollution, lengthy commute times and higher than average smoking rates. On the other end of the spectrum, San Jose will claim the least wrinkle-prone title in 2040, due to its shorter commute time, smaller population size and anticipated shift toward a wetter climate. Following is the full ranking:

2040 Forecast: Most to Least Wrinkle-Prone Cities in America

1. Philadelphia, PA

2. Denver-Aurora, CO

3. Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA

4. Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL

5. Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

6. Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ

7. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

8. New York, NY

9. Warren, MI

10. Edison, NJ

11. Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA

12. Pittsburgh, PA

13. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA

14. Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY

15. Boston-Quincy, MA

16. Baltimore-Towson, MD

17. St. Louis, MO-IL

18. Newark, NJ-PA

19. Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA

20. Cambridge-Newton-Framingham, MA

21. Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX

22. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

23. Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro-Franklin, TN

24. Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN

25. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA

26. Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA

27. Kansas City, MO-KS

28. Indianapolis-Carmel, IN

29. Columbus, OH

30. MiamiMiami Beach-Kendall, FL

31. Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC

32. Orlando-Kissimmee, FL

33. Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI

34. Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

35. Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH

36. Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX

37. Las Vegas-Paradise, NV

38. Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA

39. Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, CA

40. Austin-Round Rock, TX

41. Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia, MI

42. San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA

43. Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL

44. San Antonio, TX

45. Santa Ana, CA

46. San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA

47. Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC

48. Jacksonville, FL

49. West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Delray Beach, FL

50. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CAPrint

WRINKLE(S) IN THE FINDINGS: Continue reading

Artistic Falls Adds Provocative New Pieces to Bridal Wear Jewelry Collection

Handcrafted jewelry retailer Artistic Falls (www.artisticfalls.com) has expanded its bridal wear collection with the creation of several new pieces for brides and bridesmaids. These unique, high-quality pieces build on the young company’s reputation for exceptional and provocative pieces that combine elegance, flair and just the right amount of whimsy. Based in Canada, Artistic Falls features custom, handmade jewelry that demonstrates the expert handiwork and creativity of its founder, Salwa Yak. Moreover, the company has priced its inventory to be highly competitive with brick-and-mortar establishments.

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Artistic Falls Gold Tone Bead Necklace (PRNewsFoto/Artistic Falls)

Our bridal wear collection features elegant jewelry, perfect for life’s most cherished moments,” says Yak, who also designs all of the company’s pieces. “Each of these pieces is designed to be provocative, but not gaudy, and carefully crafted to last a lifetime.”

Artistic Falls’ initial collection of jewelry features necklaces and bracelets appropriate for a variety of occasions, from everyday wear to parties and weddings. All of the pieces consist mainly of beads, strung together in artful and unique arrangements demonstrating rich color palettes. Materials include onyx, Siam rubies, Japanese seed beads, snow quartz and art glass, along with timeless precious metals like gold and sterling silver. Artistic Falls works only with hand-selected materials of the highest quality. Semi-precious gemstones are chosen based on their consistency and dazzling, brilliant color.

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Handcrafted jewelry retailer Artistic Falls (www.artisticfalls.com) has expanded its bridal wear collection with the creation of several new pieces for brides and bridesmaids.

The bridal wear collection’s newest pieces are made of the same impeccably crafted and high-quality materials as the rest of the Artistic Falls catalog. Featured materials include AB graded round bead gemstones, each one cut and drilled by hand; gold and silver metal beads for timeless accents; and Czech glass beads. None of the company’s jewelry contains even a trace of nickel.

Artistic Falls’ new pieces include the following necklaces and bracelets:

Black Onyx and Gold Japanese Seed Bead Necklace – Alternating black and gold beads create a striking contrast, yet pair well with traditional wedding colors.

Black Onyx and Gold Tone Beads Necklace – Similar to the Black Onyx and Gold Japanese Seed Bead piece, this necklace is all about contrast. Its versatility means it complements a variety of gown styles, and can be a signature piece at the ceremony, reception or both.

Black Onyx and Silver Tone Beads Necklace – Gleaming, textured silver tone beads are the highlight of this dramatic piece that’s been designed exclusively for a bride’s special day.

Black Onyx and Unakite Beads Necklace – The pink and green tones of unakite lend an earthy, warm quality to this 18″ princess length necklace. In the back, a black oxide toggle clasp completes the look and keeps the piece securely in place.

Black Onyx and Green Czech Bead Necklace – 6mm glass beads from the Czech Republic offer a dazzling display of color that will make an unforgettable impression on everyone at the wedding, reception or other special occasion.

Dark Travertine Bead and Gold Tone Tubes Necklace – The deep green tones of travertine highlight this elegant necklace that rests delicately at the collarbone and provides an exquisite complement to any bridal gown or bridesmaid’s dress. Continue reading

Impact by Jillian Michaels (Performance Activewear) Collection to Launch on Walmart.com

Jillian Michaels is launching Impact by Jillian Michaels, a performance activewear collection for women, on www.Walmart.com this fall. America’s premier health and wellness coach, Michaels is a New York Times best-selling author, entrepreneur and popular television personality. She is also a passionate advocate, fighting to invoke important changes in all aspects of health and wellness.

IFG Corp Jillian Michaels Impact Line

America’s favorite health and wellness expert and fitness guru, Jillian Michaels, is launching Impact by Jillian Michaels, a performance activewear collection for women, on Walmart.com this fall. (PRNewsFoto/IFG Corp.)

The Impact line by Jillian Michaels is manufacturer IFG’s most exciting recent endeavor and represents the highest level of design and manufacturing of performance activewear. Its target consumer is the fashion-forward fitness enthusiast, as well as the everyday-athleisure woman. IFG Corp., a division of Adjmi Apparel Group, is the exclusive manufacturer for Impact by Jillian Michaels apparel and accessories.

Delivering high fashion at accessible prices– other major performance brands are selling at 2-3 times its price–the Impact line is a fusion of fashion and fitness and reflects Jillian’s passion for inspiring and empowering women while providing Walmart.com customers new choices for quality and affordability in fitness-related categories.

Impact by Jillian Michaels offers apparel (plus apparel and accessories coming soon) for key fitness activities. Items in the collection feature technical attributions integral to activewear, including moisture-wicking and quick-drying properties, flat-lock stitching, reflective details and quality stretch fabrics for enhanced comfort and breathability. The line is infused with fashion and design elements that reflect Jillian’s unique, edgy style.

I wanted people to work out feeling really confident and strong,” said Michaels about her line, “I wanted to create an athletic apparel line that not only performed well, but looked great at the right price. When you’re training, your clothes have to be working with you, not against you. It’s gotta fit, it’s gotta wick, and it needs to move with you.

The collection will be available immediately on www.Walmart.com (at https://www.walmart.com/search/?query=impact%20by%20jillian%20michaels&typeahead=impact by). Prices for apparel range from $9.96 to $17.86.

For more information about Jillian Michaels visit www.jillianmichaels.com.

Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey Teams with DJ Mustard, Santigold and Mayaeni for “Neighborhood Flavor” Events

Artists Return Home for Docu-style Video Series and Special Performances

Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey and Roc Nation ( a full-service entertainment company, inclusive of artist, songwriter, producer and engineer management; music publishing; touring & merchandising; film & television; new business ventures; and a music label) announce the launch of Neighborhood Flavor, a campaign highlighting the roots of today’s popular music artists. Through this partnership, DJ Mustard, Santigold and Mayaeni will return to their hometowns, to celebrate the place where it all began. Each artist will provide a glimpse into their journey from their hometown to superstardom, inviting fans to experience the neighborhood that helped influence who they are today.

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Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey (PRNewsFoto/Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey)

My hood in Los Angeles played a major part in making me who I am today,” says DJ Mustard. “I’m excited to pay tribute to the place that raised me and always shows me so much love. “

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DJ Mustard: http://www.JackHoneyNeighborhoods.com (PRNewsFoto/Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey)

Neighborhood Flavor will kick off on August 27, in Detroit, Mayaeni’s hometown where she first discovered her passion for music while recording on her father’s 8-track tapes. It will then travel through DJ Mustard’s old stomping grounds in South Central, Los Angeles on September 10, before visiting Germantown, Philadelphia, where Santigold became the unique talent she is today, on September 17. Each artist will return home for a special performance, as part of a series of block party events bringing together local recording artists, fans, business owners and community organizations, to represent the true culture of each city.

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Mayaeni: http://www.JackHoneyNeighborhoods.com (PRNewsFoto/Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey)

Where we come from plays a major part in who we become,” says Casey Nelson, Brand Director, Jack Daniel’s Flavor Portfolio. “Mr. Jack took pride in his hometown of Lynchburg, TN, and made it a priority to give back to his community. We continue this effort with collaborations like Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey Neighborhood Flavor where we partner with our entertainment friends to recognize and celebrate the cities that helped shape who they are today.” Continue reading

Sears to Launch “Showcase” Collection of International Apparel Brands

Shop-in-Shop Experience to Bring Popular European and Latin American Brands to U.S. — Most for the First Time

Seeking a way to distinguish itself in the consumer’s mind as it continues to struggle through a rough retail environment, Sears has taken a bold step toward elevating its apparel offerings with the planned launch of “Showcase at Sears,” a unique shop-in-shop experience that gives members and customers an exclusive opportunity to shop more than 10 of Europe and Latin America’s hottest international apparel brands – most available for the first time in the United States.


Sears is elevating its apparel offerings with the planned launch of “Showcase at Sears,” a unique shop-in-shop experience that gives members and customers an exclusive opportunity to shop more than 10 of Europe and Latin America’s hottest international apparel brands – most available for the first time in the United States. This rendering depicts the inviting shopping environment inspired by understated elegance, using natural textures that will entice members and customers to explore the Showcase. (PRNewsFoto/Sears, Roebuck and Co.)

While this is not a new concept in retail, it shows that Sears, at least, is trying to return to profitability by testing all viable options.

We are creating an experience for our members unlike anything in the U.S. retail industry – a fashion-forward, shop-in-shop apparel collection featuring established and popular international fashion brands,” said David Pastrana, president of apparel, Sears Holdings. “Showcase at Sears gives our members access to fresh international trends, styles and fashions at an affordable price – and only found at Sears.”sears-logo

Showcase at Sears will launch with these major international brands, each of which will feature the same core product they sell in Europe and elsewhere:

Brand Country of Origin Category
• Biography United Kingdom/Mexico Women’s lifestyle
Fiorentina Mexico Women’s intimates
Hawes & Curtis United Kingdom Men’s apparel
Ilusión Mexico Women’s intimates
Jack & Jones Denmark Men’s apparel
LMENTAL Mexico Men’s apparel
Mango Spain Women’s lifestyle
MaryPaz Spain Women’s shoes
Punt Roma Spain Women’s lifestyle, including plus-size
3 Pommes France Children’s apparel
Zatchels United Kingdom Handbags

Initially launching in five New York-area stores this fall, the Showcase will feature men’s and women’s apparel, women’s shoes, intimates and handbags, and children’s apparel. Sears is building a 10,000 to 15,000 square-foot boutique within the existing apparel footprint of each store that will be staffed by dedicated associates. Apparel styles will range from fast fashion and fitness to contemporary sportswear and professional looks, with prices ranging from $10 to $175. Continue reading

UNIQLO Launches New Game Wear To Be Worn by Global Brand Ambassadors at The 2016 U.S. Open Tennis Championship

In Celebration of the Tournament, Novak Djokovic’s “#BringTheLove” Campaign to be Rolled Out in New York

UNIQLO announces today that it will launch replica game wear worn at the 2016 U.S. Open Tennis Championships by its Global Brand Ambassadors, Novak Djokovic, the world’s top-ranked professional tennis player, and Kei Nishikori, the top men’s singles player in Asia*. A total of 13 items nearly identical in functionality and design to those worn by the players will be available from Aug. 25 (Thursday).


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Novak Djokovic Polo Shirt (PRNewsFoto/UNIQLO)

Djokovic model: The design theme for the 2016 Novak Djokovic model wear is “Unbeatable,” reflecting his image in tournaments around the world. For the U.S. Open, the Djokovic model features a blue turquoise color, with breathable mesh throughout the back and underarms, and a zippered collar to finely regulate body temperature.


Kei Nishikori


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Kei Nishikori Polo Shirt (PRNewsFoto/UNIQLO)

Nishikori model: The Nishikori model features a graphic of dragonfly wings. The dragonfly is considered a lucky charm in Japan, and was a popular motif on the armor of samurai warriors, who called it the “victory insect.” In terms of functionality, the entire back is a mesh material, allowing for peak performance in the severe heat of the U.S. Open.

Dry EX for top performance: The main material used in the game wear is the highly functional Dry EX material, jointly developed with Toray Industries and highly trusted by the UNIQLO Global Brand Ambassadors. A special arched structure provides faster drying than ordinary dry function material, preventing stickiness from perspiration to maintain comfort all throughout play. The raised structure is well suited to the strenuous movements of tennis. Highly breathable mesh is used in areas that accumulate sweat during the match, helping prevent overheating, and allowing players to maintain top performance.

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Tennis enamel bag (PRNewsFoto/UNIQLO)

Carrying bag Used by Athletes Now Available: In response to popular demand, UNIQLO will now offer the newly designed Boston bag used by its Global Ambassadors. The design features the names of cities around the world where UNIQLO has stores, with “New York” printed in the largest letters for the bag used at the U.S. Open. With a 41-liter capacity (2,500 cubic inches), and several internal pockets, the design provides efficient storage. The patent leather material is water and stain resistant, making it ideal for outdoor sports.

Novak Djokovic believes that love is the most important thing in the world, and is continually active in social action programs, including establishing a fund to help underprivileged children in his home country of Serbia.


In Celebration of the Tournament, Novak Djokovic’s “#BringTheLove” Campaign to be Rolled Out in New York

Sharing this sentiment, UNIQLO launched its “#BringTheLove” campaign in Paris last May 2016 to help convey Djokovic’s love to all people on the occasion of the French Open. The “#BringTheLove” campaign continues in New York during the U.S. Open, to again convey this same message to visitors from around the world, through outdoor advertisements placed in major areas around the city, including a full outdoor wrapping of the 5th Avenue Global Flagship Store beginning August 25.

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#BringTheLove T-Shirt (PRNewsFoto/UNIQLO)

UNIQLO will also conduct a social media campaign beginning Aug. 25 to bring love to children from people around the world who share Djokovic’s sentiment. For every social media post using the “#BringTheLove” hashtag, UNIQLO will donate one dollar (up to $25,000) to New York Junior Tennis & Learning (NYJTL), an organization that supports the healthy development of children through tennis. Posts can be made through Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.


The U.S leg of the campaign includes a full outdoor wrapping of the 5th Avenue Global Flagship Store beginning August 25.

CEO and President from New York Junior Tennis & Learning, Dr. Deborah Antoine, commented, “NYJTL is thrilled to partner with UNIQLO as it allows us to further our mission and to serve New York City children by developing character through tennis and education for a lifetime of success on and off the court.”

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The full collection will be sold at the UNIQLO 5th Ave. Global Flagship store and at www.UNIQLO.com, with other select stores carrying parts of the collection.



New American Cancer Society Breast Cancer Book Offers Newly Diagnosed Hope

Breast cancer remains the most frequently diagnosed cancer in women. This year, invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in about 246,660 women. An additional 61,000 new cases of in situ breast cancer will be diagnosed. Survival rates are generally higher for women with earlier-stage cancers.

The American Cancer Society has announced the publication of Breast Cancer Clear & 9781604432367 (1)Simple, Second Edition: All Your Questions Answered, an engaging, question-and-answer book written to help newly diagnosed patients quickly digest the crucial information needed to navigate through their breast cancer experience. (Breast Cancer Clear & Simple, Second Edition: All Your Questions Answered is available in both print and eBook formats.)

Breast Cancer Clear & Simple was written to help women with breast cancer and their caregivers know what to expect, what to do, and how to get through what can be an overwhelming, life-changing experience. Professional illustrations throughout the book can help patients understand how breast cancer starts in the body, facts about breast anatomy, the lymph system, and the types of breast reconstruction available.

When women are diagnosed with breast cancer, they have a lot to think about and a seemingly endless amount of decisions to make. This book supports them by providing a comprehensive and easy-to-understand format to help them navigate through their diagnosis and treatment options, especially during those first days and months,” said Dr. Richard Wender, chief cancer control officer, American Cancer Society.

Written by medical experts from the American Cancer Society, with guidance from breast cancer survivors, this evidence-based book is a great resource for any breast cancer patient.

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American Cancer Society Logo (PRNewsFoto/American Cancer Society)

This book is an important and innovative tool to support patients with a breast cancer diagnosis to help them make the treatment choices that are right for them,” said Dr. J. Leonard Lichtenfeld, deputy chief medical officer, American Cancer Society.

Breast Cancer Clear & Simple, Second Edition: All Your Questions Answered
By: The American Cancer Society
Published: August 22, 2016
ISBN-13: 978-1604432367
Pages: 208
Price: $14.95 USD and $17.95 CAN (hardcopy)

To order this book, go to acs.bookstore.ipgbook.com.
For bulk order requests, email trade.sales@cancer.org.
For help with your order, call the Independent Publishers Group (IPG) at 800-888-4741.

New Opening Date Announced for The Met’s Costume Institute Fall 2016 Exhibition, Masterworks: Unpacking Fashion

The dates of The Metropolitan Museum of Art‘s Costume Institute’s Fall 2016 exhibition, Masterworks: Unpacking Fashion, to go on view in the Anna Wintour Costume Center has been changed to November 8, 2016, through February 5, 2017, featuring significant acquisitions of the past 10 years. The show, curated by Assistant Curator Jessica Regan with support from Curator in Charge Andrew Bolton, will explore how the department has honed its collecting strategy to amass masterworks of the highest aesthetic and technical quality, including iconic works by designers who have changed the course of fashion history and advanced fashion as an art form.


Ball Gown, Viktor & Rolf (Dutch, founded 1993), spring/summer 2010; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Purchase, Friends of The Costume Institute Gifts, 2011 (2011.8) © The Metropolitan Museum of Art, by Anna- Marie Kellen

Our mission is to present fashion as a living art that interprets history, becomes part of the historical process, and inspires subsequent art,” said Mr. Bolton. “Over the seven decades since The Costume Institute became part of The Met in 1946, our collecting strategy has shifted from creating a collection of Western high fashion that is encyclopedic in breadth to one focused on acquiring a body of masterworks.


Ensemble, Raf Simons (Belgian, born 1968) for House of Dior (French, founded 1947), autumn/winter 2014-15 haute couture; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of Christian Dior Couture, in honor of Harold Koda, 2016 (2016.256) © The Metropolitan Museum of Art, by Anna- Marie Kellen

The exhibition will highlight approximately 60 of these masterworks from the early 18th century to the present, which The Costume Institute has acquired since its last acquisitions show, blog.mode: addressing fashion, in 2007.

The main Lizzie and Jonathan Tisch Gallery will be organized chronologically with ensembles shown in packing crates and on palettes, as though they have just arrived at The Met. Each object—primarily women’s wear, as well as some men’s wear ensembles and a selection of accessories—will be accompanied by an in-depth explanation of its significance within the canon of fashion history. Some newly acquired objects will be paired with pieces already in the collection to illustrate the enduring influence of certain master couturiers and iconic historical silhouettes. A recently acquired John Galliano for Maison Margiela dress from 2015 will be paired with a Cristobal Balenciaga gown from 1964. A Halston evening gown from the 1980s, new to the collection, will be juxtaposed with a Vionnet gown from the 1930s.


Ensemble, John Galliano (British, born Gibraltar, 1960) for Maison Margiela (French, founded 1988), spring/summer 2015; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Purchase, Friends of the Costume Institute Gifts, 2015 (2015.541) © The Metropolitan Museum of Art, by Anna-Marie Kellen


Ball Gown, Jean-Philippe Worth (French, 1856-1926) for House of Worth (French, 1858-1956), 1898; Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Mrs. Paul Pennoyer, 1965 (2009.300.1324) © The Metropolitan Museum of Art, by Anna-Marie Kellen

The Carl and Iris Barrel Apfel Gallery will feature some of the ensembles donated by designers in honor of Harold Koda upon his retirement as Curator in Charge of The Costume Institute in January 2016.

While fashion is often derided for its ephemerality, its quick responsiveness to change ensures that it is an immediate expression of the spirit of its time—a vivid reflection of social, cultural, and political circumstances, and of shifting ideals of beauty,” said Ms. Regan. “The masterworks we’ve chosen to highlight are among many we have collected in the past decade that draw on forms, motifs, and themes of the past, reinterpreting fashion history in ways that resonate in the present. Continue reading

Wynn Palace Now Open in Cotai, Macau

Steve Wynn, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Wynn Resorts, unveiled Wynn Palace to the world at 8:00 p.m. on August 22nd. The resort opened its doors after six years of development and is set in a commanding position in Cotai, Macau‘s bustling new tourist hub.

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The Wynn Palace

The opening was officiated by Mr. Chui Sai On, Chief Executive of the Macau Special Administrative Region; Mr. Ho Hau Wah, Vice Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference; Mr. Yao Jian, Deputy Director of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Macau Special Administrative Region; Mr. Cai Si-ping, Deputy Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China in the Macau Special Administrative Region; Mr. Leong Vai Tac, Secretary for Economy and Finance of the Macau Special Administrative Region; Mr. Tam Chon Weng, Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture of the Macau Special Administrative Region and Mr. Wynn.

Officiating guests raise a toast at the opening of Wynn Palace.

Officiating guests raise a toast at the opening of Wynn Palace.

Wynn Palace is arguably the most beautiful hotel in the world, which is a wonderful thing to be able to say,” said Wynn. “But it is not in London, Paris, New York or Rome. It is in Cotai, in Macau, and sits here for all the world to come and see. It’s our gift to the community, to the public. It will be here forever and it’s perhaps unlikely we’ll see a place of this scope and artfulness in our lifetimes again.”

To be the prettiest hotel in the world, frankly, is something that money and good taste can buy. But to be the best hotel in the world is something else altogether,” continued Wynn. “In any hospitality business there are only two words that matter — guest experience. All the rest is irrelevant, and all of the marble and crystal chandeliers, and all of the wonderful good taste that has been put into this building is dedicated to that one thing — guest experience. It takes six-and-a-half years [and $4.2 billion US] to design a magnificent building like this, and yes, the name on the sign is Wynn Palace. But tonight this becomes the palace of the people who work here, and it is they who will make this the best hotel in the world.”


The eight-acre Performance Lake And Fountain Show at the Wynn Palace

Among the highlights of the resort is the eight-acre Performance Lake And Fountain Show, employing 1,195 water jets shooting eight million gallons of water into the air in more than a dozen intricately choreographed musical fountain shows. The fountains “dances” to a diverse program of Chinese, European and American songs, operatic arias and musical numbers. Guests can view the fountain shows and directly enter the heart of the resort via a breathtaking ride in air-conditioned Sky Cabs that travel more than 90 feet above the Performance Lake. Continue reading

Color Blocking for Fall with Sally Hansen

With fall right around the corner (as signified by the hefty September issues of the fashion and lifestyle magazines stacked up on my desk), now is the time to get a jump start on your fall look. What better way to do that then by making your nails pop for the fall season than with color blocking?. According to the experts at sally hansen, color blocking nails is a perfect way to add instant depth and trend to your style. Colors can be monochromatic, metallic, bright, whatever style fits your look. Please see below for two looks created by Sally Hansen Global Color Ambassador Madeline Poole for the Fall 2016 runway shows (held this past February) for DKNY and Phillip Lim 3.1. Also explained below is how to get the looks and the Sally Hansen products used to create them.

Sally Hansen was the proud exclusive nail partner for Phillip Lim and create nail looks for his Fall 2016 fashion show during New York Fashion Week.

Model wearing Sally Hansen backstage at the Phillip Lim show at New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2016 Shows

Phillip Lim backstage at New York Fashion Week (NYFW)


Phillip Lim’s new collection was inspired by Japanese craftsmanship, elegant lacquered wood, samurai sword embellishment, and even lipstick packaging. The location is intimate, secretive and lit by red light, evoking an underground performance or fight club. I thought immediately about a tradition I had once heard from the Heian period in Japan when ninjas would paint the symbol of their clan on their thumb. I wanted the nail look to feel symbolic and to have a striking contrast, hence the use of metallic with the beige shade, but to also work with the palette of the collection – a traditional autumnal array of olive green, mustard and burgundy. We did a circular optical illusion in Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Commander in Chic and Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Gilty Party on half of the girls and an oval shape in Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Camelflage and Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Gilty Party on the other half. The oval shape was inspired by the hardware on the bags and belts.” – Madeline Poole, Sally Hansen Global Color Ambassador Continue reading

Registration Now Open for 2016 PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo

Early Bird Pricing Available for Photo Walks, Photography/Filmmaking Master Classes and Seminars; 250+ Exhibitors Demonstrate Newest Imaging Technologies During 3-Day Expo

Whether photography is a career, a passion, or simply a way to capture life’s precious moments, you will want to attend the PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City from October 19-22. PhotoPlus Expo is the largest photographic conference and trade show in North America where manufacturers demonstrate the latest imaging technology and world renowned photographers and filmmakers conduct educational seminars and photo walks under one roof.PPE2016_Banner_register_940x374_v2a

Free registration to the 3-day Expo and early bird discounts on conference passes are available through August 31 by visiting www.photoplusexpo.com. Getting to the Javits Center has never been easier with the new #7 subway extending all the way to the Javits Center (34th St./Hudson Yards).

More than 250 leading manufacturers of imaging hardware, software, and accessories will be on hand to demonstrate the latest technology and techniques in the world of photography and filmmaking. Throughout the Expo, manufacturers will be offering special show discounts on products and services, giveaways and raffles, and conduct free educational presentations with some of the world’s most renowned photographers and filmmakers. During the Expo, attendees can also visit the Photographers Resource Center where they can sell their used equipment, get their cameras professionally cleaned and /or repaired and get advice on how to handle copyright infringement and manage small business financials.

The Expo will feature a special Wedding Pavilion. If you are a wedding or portrait photographer or thinking about expanding your business to include these services you will want to visit the WPPI Wedding Pavilion at PhotoPlus Expo. Products and services ranging from albums, photofinishing, and accessories will all be on display to help you increase your business, or help get you started.

Whether you are a professional photographer, enthusiast, or consumer who wants to learn how to take better photos, attending PhotoPlus Expo is an absolute must,” explains Lauren Wendle, vice president & group publisher at PDN. “Nearly every conceivable product, service, and accessory related to imaging will be on display. Live demonstrations, hands-on learning, and educational presentations make PhotoPlus an interactive experience for everyone who attends.”

If you are looking to completely immerse yourself in PhotoPlus Expo, register as a VIP attendee and receive exclusive access, discounts, and opportunities for the entire duration of the event. With a VIP Expo badge, attendees will receive:

  • Three-day admission to PhotoPlus Expo with instant badge pick-up at the VIP Customer Service Desk
  • Admission and priority seating for keynote presentations on Thursday, Friday and Saturday
  • The Official PPE VIP Bag packed with special promotions from a variety of exhibitors. More than 100 bags will include a Golden Ticket that can be redeemed for a special prize valued up to $250, including photo gear, gift cards and more! Prize sponsors include B&H Photo and others.

The three-day Expo pass is free to everyone who registers online before August 31. Early bird pricing is now available on all education tracks including À La Carte Seminars, Intensive Classes, Master Classes, and Photo Walks. In addition to getting the discounts, early registration will ensure access to the widest selection of educational programming before they sell out. Members of PHOTO+ (PhotoServe.com and WPPI) will save 50% on all conference seminar pass options including a Full Conference Pass, One Day Conference Pass, individual seminars as well as Master Class and Photo Walk purchases. Attendees can choose to become PHOTO+ members ($150.00) before or during the registration process to unlock exclusive discounts on conference passes, year-round vendor and product discounts, free subscriptions to PDN and Rangefinder, discounts on contest entries, and much more.

The price of a Full Conference Pass will be $249.50 for members ($499.00 for non-members) through August 31, 2016. The price of a One Day Conference Pass is $149.50 for members ($299.00 for non-members). Advanced pricing rates begin September 1 and end October 18.

Attendees looking to hone their skills in specific areas of photography in a more formal classroom setting will find more than 100 Master Classes, seminars, and photo walks available throughout the Expo and Conference. Conducted by many of the world’s most renowned photographers and filmmakers, attendees will learn the latest techniques in lighting, portraits, business, post-production and so much more. To ensure a robust educational experience for all attendees, PhotoPlus offers a variety of seminars and special event packages including a 50% discount for students on all seminars, conference passes, and photo walks to help maximize their limited budgets and take advantage of these unique learning opportunities. View the full seminar schedule with detailed descriptions.

For the 34th year, The PhotoPlus Conference + Expo will bring together world-class creative pros under one roof for a week of learning and networking to help support and nurture business and creative initiatives for the coming year,” said Jason Groupp, Director of Education and Membership of the PHOTO+ Group. “Our extensive lineup of Master Classes, seminars, photo walks, and portfolio reviews create a comprehensive learning environment that is both energizing and inspiring.”

Progressive Learning at PhotoPlus Expo

Photo Walks

Wednesday-Friday, October 19-21

8:00-10:00 a.m.

4:00-6:00 p.m.

4:30-6:30 p.m.

This year’s series of photo walks give participants an opportunity to explore New York in small groups led by some of the industry’s foremost photographers and educators. Morning and afternoon sessions are scheduled to accommodate most schedules. Continue reading