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 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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UNIQLO Logo (PRNewsFoto/UNIQLO)

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.

 

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.”

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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)

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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