Etihad Airways Partners With Jimmy Choo In Celebration Of The Iconic Luxury Brand’s 20th Anniversary

As New York Fashion Week takes flight, Collaboration Launches with an Exclusive 20th Anniversary Event and High-Profile Exhibition at New York Fashion Week

Supermodel Amber Valletta Unveils Airline’s Special A380 Aircraft Livery Featuring “NYFW: The Shows” Logo and Jimmy Choo Campaign on Board

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates and the official airline of New York Fashion Week, announced the extension of its commitment to the global fashion industry by collaborating with iconic luxury brand Jimmy Choo. The award-winning airline is celebrating the world-renowned designer’s 20th Anniversary with events at John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport and in New York City.etihad-airways-logo

This collaboration follows an announcement made in April 2016 of the airline’s comprehensive global agreement with WME | IMG as a long-term partner of the fashion industry, connecting the airline with the fashion capitals of the world. New York is the latest stop in the sponsorship, which supports 17 fashion week events worldwide annually. It follows the airline’s recent participation at Lakmé Fashion Week in Mumbai, and shows in London and Milan will follow next month.jimmy-choo-logo

In celebration of the brand’s 20th Anniversary, Creative Director, Sandra Choi, hosted a private cocktail party during New York Fashion Week, where the exclusive music video was premiered.

If you try to shut us down,

We’ll show you just how we get down

And just to even up the score

We’re coming kicking down your door…

– Lyrics from the Jimmy Choo music video

Set to rap artist Leikeli47’s power anthem “Girl Gang”, the kick-ass music video stars Amber Valletta, Jasmine Tookes, Lexi Boling, Milla Jovovich, Sasha Pivovarova, Taylor Hill and Xiao Wen Ju.


Sasha Pivovarova, Sandra Choi and Amber Valletta at the 20th Anniversary Music Video launch party. (Courtesy of Jimmy Choo) PHOTO CREDIT: MADISON MaGAW/BFA, LARRY BUSCACCA/GETTY

The video is really a reflection of who the modern Jimmy Choo woman is today. She’s dynamic, confident, playful and living life on her own terms. It’s a video that’s visually beautiful, fun and makes you cheer for today’s heroines.” says Choi.

In attendance were Diane Kruger, Olivia Culpo, Brendan Fallis, Chanel Iman, Caroline Vreeland , Alan Cumming, Jordan Barrett, Kaia Gerber, Jessica Lowndes, Devon Windsor, Kate Sumner, Sara Sampaio, Genevieve Jones, Nicole Trunfio, Sean O’Pry and many more.

New York Fashion Week is the second major partnership for Etihad Airways in New York following its principle partnership with the New York City Football Club.

As part of the celebration, Etihad Airways served as a supporting partner of Jimmy Choo‘s VIP event hosted by the international models featured in the 20th Anniversary campaign including Amber Valletta, Milla Jovovich, Sasha Pivovarova, Lexi Boling, Taylor Hill, Jasmine Tookes and Xiao Wen Ju. Highlights of the event included the unveiling of the brand’s 20th Anniversary campaign video featuring the models and a live musical performance by Mary J. Blige.

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(From left to right, flanked by Etihad Airways cabin crew), Amina Taher, Head of Corporate Communications – Etihad Airways and Sandra Choi, Creative Director – Jimmy Choo celebrate the opening of the Jimmy Choo VIP Lounge hosted by Etihad Airways and WME | IMG at Skylight at Moynihan Station. (PRNewsFoto/Etihad Airways)

Jimmy Choo has been revered by the global jetset for two decades, so it is fitting that Etihad Airways partners with the iconic brand, which shares similar ambitions – to provide the ultimate in elegance, sophistication and comfort,” said Patrick Pierce, Vice President of Sponsorships.

20 Years of Iconic Jimmy Choo Red Carpet Moments

Our aspiration is to become the airline of choice for the global fashion community, and our collaboration with Jimmy Choo serves as a natural extension of our fashion week alignment, particularly during New York Fashion Week,” added Pierce.

On the fashion runway, Etihad Airways is hosting a VIP lounge with WME | IMG and Jimmy Choo at Skylight at Moynihan Station, one of the main venues for the Spring/Summer 2017 shows throughout New York Fashion Week, from September 8 through 15. The lounge features a retrospective of the 20 most iconic Jimmy Choo shoes from the past 20 years, as curated by the brand’s Creative Director, Sandra Choi, and imagery from the Anniversary campaign, shot by Craig McDean. Along with the airline’s world-class cabin crew, the lounge will act as a hub for Etihad Airway’s signature hospitality and will feature imagery from the airline’s uniform campaign shot by Norman Jean Roy. Italian furniture company Poltrona Frau, the airline’s exclusive onboard partner for luxury leather upholstery in The Residence, First and Business classes, are featured within the lounge. In addition to the brand’s sofas, the display will include armchairs designed by Peter Marino, all featuring the top quality leather for which Poltrona Frau is known worldwide. Continue reading

Chloe + Isabel Launches Fall 2016 ‘Modern Muses’ Campaign with Renowned Photographer, Mark Seliger

Chloe + Isabel continues its mission to empower and celebrate women through its latest “Modern Muses” initiative. The jewelry brand and pioneer of social retail, celebrating their fifth anniversary, partnered with renowned celebrity photographer Mark Seliger for its new campaign starring seven real-life Chloe + Isabel Merchandisers who each redefine what it means to be a muse today.

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Chloe + Isabel is a jewelry company that works to empower women through its Merchandiser program which offers women training, mentoring and sales and marketing skills that build confidence and drive financial independence. Founder Chantel Waterbury started Chloe + Isabel in 2011 with the mission of creating a social retailing platform devoted to empowering the next generation of female entrepreneurs. Chloe + Isabel offers high quality jewelry, beauty, lifestyle products, and hair accessories with accessible prices. To date Chloe + Isabel has nearly 10,000 merchandisers throughout the country.


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Waterbury, featured alongside the Merchandisers in the images said, “In a world where everyone is so focused on celebrity, I felt it was important to highlight these real, extraordinary and passionate women that represent our incredible Merchandisers. These ladies have made a positive impact on their families and communities, and in my eyes, that is the true definition of what it means to be a modern muse in today’s society. I’ve always been mesmerized by Mark’s work and his ability to capture the true essence of people. He did an amazing job shooting the women as if they were celebrities and really brought our vision to life.

Seliger who is best known for his portraits and fashion work with Vanity Fair, Elle, and Rolling Stone said, “It was such an honor working with Chantel and this inspiring group of women. From the very beginning, the process and collaboration was unique and creatively a delight.

The campaign, which unveils the brand’s fall collection, was inspired by four historic female figures and their corresponding traits, including Lee Miller (The Hero), Anais Nin (The Rebel), Tamara de Lempicka (The Maven) and Leonor Fini (The Artisan). The featured Merchandisers demonstrate similar qualities but are showcased in a way that allows them to shine and tell their individual stories.

Chloe + Isabel‘s fall collection launched this week and will be available exclusively on and through its nearly 10,000 Merchandisers nationwide. The merchandisers photographed are located nationwide from Seattle, Washington to Largo, Florida and information on their stories is available upon request.

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Lane Bryant Relaunches 6th & Lane Fashion Collection, A New Point of View from Designer, Tess Giberson

Lane Bryant, the nation’s leading women’s special size apparel retailer, is thrilled to announce the re-launch of the trend-driven brand 6th & Lane under the direction of seasoned designer, Tess Giberson. The new 6th & Lane collection, will speak to the style aesthetic of the modern, and effortlessly cool woman. The collection was launched online today and hit select stores September 12th, 2016.

Lane Bryant® is the nation’s leading women’s specialty size apparel brand, providing stylish and high-quality fashion in sizes 14-28. The Lane Bryant Collection includes a wide selection of career to fashion conscious apparel as well as accessories, footwear, hosiery and Cacique® intimate apparel.lane-bryant-logo

6th & Lane was originally launched in Fall 2014 as runway-inspired collection filled with elevated fabrics and innovative designs that allowed the Lane Bryant customer to build a versatile, trendy and fashion-forward wardrobe. The re-launch, targeted to a younger demographic, will serve as a transition for the 6th & Lane brand to stand on its own and will expand the size range beginning at a size 10. The collection is designed to fit seamlessly into the life of the fashion conscious and empowered woman who has an individual personal style.

The new 6th & Lane collection provides must-have pieces that can be effortlessly incorporated into her busy lifestyle. This collection, designed to continue to build her wardrobe with monthly deliveries, consisting of detailed denim, faux leather inset dresses and leggings, faux leather culottes, textured knitwear and vibrant colored separates. Each delivery will feature hand drawn graphic tees, a signature Giberson is known for. Graphic tees starting at $24.00, blouses will range from $49.00 to $59.00, dresses will retail between $54.00 and $79.00, pants and skirts vary between $59.00-$69.00, outerwear between 69.00-149.00.

Lane Bryant is making bold changes in the fashion industry and it is exciting to partner with the brand on the re-launch of 6th & Lane on this collection. My own design philosophy has always been about celebrating women and creating clothing that embraces individual style,” said Giberson. “This is an opportunity to work with a company that speaks to these values and is able to reach so many women. The new 6th & Lane is inspired by the spirit of the woman wearing it. She knows her style, celebrates her individuality, and deserves to have cool pieces that she can wear how she wants.”

The design approach of Giberson speaks to an audience of strong and empowered women, which directly correlates to that of the 6th & Lane woman. Giberson began her career at Calvin Klein in 1996 and went on to successfully launch her own women’s collection in 2001 which was most recognized for her experimentation with traditional craft and handwork with extreme consideration to detail. Receiving accolades from Barney’s New York and the CFDA landed Giberson on the map and allowed for her to open her first retail space in Soho, New York as well as lend her design expertise to Lane Bryant in the fresh re-launch of the 6th & Lane Brand.

Lane Bryant® fashions are available nationwide at its 764 Lane Bryant stores, and online. Lane Bryant is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ascena Retail Group, Inc. Please visit and for store locations and the latest fashion trend information.

Travel & Leisure: Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort To Host Inaugural ‘Cocktails + Canvases’ Event

Experiential Weekend Invites Guests to Awaken Their Creative Spirits With Two Florida Vacation Deals

Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort will redefine what it means to enjoy fine art and food with its inaugural “Cocktails + Canvases” weekend in partnership with the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens.

“Cocktails + Canvases” is designed for travelers who desire a captivating getaway, providing an ideal balance of destination exploration and intellectual art-focused activities, including cocktail blending and tastings.

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Omni Amelia Island Plantation is excited to host its inaugural “Cocktails + Canvases” planned for Nov. 11-13, 2016. The event is a partnership with the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens and features art and cocktail-focused activities, meals and an artist market. (PRNewsFoto/Omni Amelia Island Plantation R)

Omni Amelia Island Plantation at 39 Beach Lagoon Road in Amelia Island, FL is recognized for offering a luxury resort experience in perfect harmony with nature. This oceanfront retreat is just north of Jacksonville and situated on the 1,350 acres of Amelia Island Plantation. The hotel includes 404 oceanfront rooms, the largest pool deck in Northeast Florida and 80,000 square feet of flexible meeting space. Rich in recreational amenities, the resort also offers 3.5 miles of uncrowded beach, 54 holes of golf, 23 Har-Tru® tennis courts, award-winning recreation programs, a shopping village, nature-inspired signature spa, state-of-the-art fitness center, 10 culinary options, kids camps and kayaking.

The event at the Amelia Island resort is planned for Nov. 11-13, 2016. Guests will enjoy an immersive experience where visual arts, creative cocktails and culinary explorations come together in a luxurious coastal setting.

Two Amelia Island hotel deals including oceanfront accommodations are available for this event and can be booked now.

VIP Package: Available Nov 11-13, 2016. The $1,599 per-room rate, based on double occupancy, includes:

  • Oceanfront accommodations
  • Dinner and art show on Friday
  • Art and cocktail-focused activities lunch on Saturday
  • Art and cocktail-paired dinner on Saturday
  • “Art of Breakfast” and Artist Market on Sunday
  • The Chef’s Canvas cookbook

Main Event Package: Available Nov. 12, 2016. The $659 per-room rate, based on double occupancy, includes:

  • Oceanfront accommodations
  • Art and cocktail-paired dinner on Saturday
  • “Art of Breakfast” and Artist Market on Sunday
  • The Chef’s Canvas cookbook

Omni Hotels & Resorts creates genuine, authentic guest experiences at 60 distinct luxury hotels and resorts in leading business gateways and leisure destinations across North America. With over 20 world-class golf courses, award-winning spa retreats and dynamic business settings, each Omni showcases the local flavor of the destination while featuring four-diamond services, signature restaurants, Wi-Fi connectivity and unique wellness options. Known for its distinguished, personalized service, Omni leaves a lasting impression with every customer interaction thanks to a heightened level of recognition and rewards delivered through its Select Guest loyalty program and “Power of One” associate empowerment program. The brand is recognized by top consumer research organizations and travel publications and was ranked “Highest in Upper-Upscale Segment Guest Satisfaction” in the J.D. Power 2016 North American Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index StudySM. As a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance, Omni’s loyalty program is further expanded through the DISCOVERY® loyalty program offering members additional global benefits.

Committed to reducing hunger, Omni is on a mission through its Say Goodnight to Hunger initiative to help provide more than 18.2 million meals each year for food banks to feed children, families and seniors in communities in which it operates. To get additional information or book accommodations, visit or call 1-800-843-6664.

For information about the event, visit or call 1-888-261-6161. To book a room at the Amelia Island resort, visit or call 1-904-261-6161.