Paris, October 1st 2016: Saturday evening the designers Alexandra Fischer-Roehler and Johanna Kühl of the German high-end design couture-label KAVIAR GAUCHE showed their new bridal couture collection entitled “Sans Souci” during Paris Fashion Week. The show was held in the spectacular spaces of Fondation Mona Bismarck in Paris and attended by 150 international guests from the fashion industry and art world.
Full of magnificent colors, comforting scents and cozy sweaters, autumn can be refreshing after a long, hot summer. It can also be a great time to travel, with fewer crowds and shorter lines than the summer months, but still providing stunning vistas and so much to do.
Using the Passion Search platform, which helps travelers search and discover the most amazing destinations based on their passions, Booking.com has compiled travelers’ favorite U.S. destinations for enjoying breathtaking fall foliage this season.
Great Smoky Mountains – Tennessee: Leaf-peeping in the Great Smoky Mountains is a unique and awe-inspiring spectacle every autumn. The Smokies boast more than 100 species of native trees, presenting a wide range of colors and leaf-change timelines, which ensures the region’s kaleidoscope of colors is especially striking for even longer than in many other areas of the nation. Where to stay: Blue Mountain Mist Country Inn & Spa in Pigeon Forge, TN
Aspen, Colorado: Each fall, as crisp air arrives in Aspen, its namesake trees transform from a lush green to vibrant reds, oranges, and golds. Visitors descend on the area every autumn to bask in the golden glow of what are seemingly endless groves of exquisite aspen trees, making this one of the most uniquely stunning leaf-peeping destinations in the country. Where to stay: Limelight Hotel in Aspen, CO Continue reading
BabyBjörn, the Swedish family-owned company, is returning to its roots and is launching a new collection inspired by the beautiful Swedish forest: The Woods Collection. The collection evokes cozy, autumn feelings and encourages relaxing moments with family and friends, both inside and outdoors. The Woods Collection will include the popular Baby Carrier One and Bouncer Balance Soft in new, warm color options – from pine green to plum red. The six new, fashionable colors of The Woods Collection perfectly exemplify the Swedish forest and nature’s simple pleasures – the serenity of the green moss, the deep red glow of berries among the lingonberry leaves and sunshine streaming through the glade. Leather-like details add a more modern expression and each product will feature a small, distinctive Swedish flag.
The Baby Carrier One will come in Blackberry Red, Pine Green and Birchwood Beige and is popular among parents who want an ergonomic, versatile baby carrier. Perfect for children from newborn to 3 years old, it also features a sturdy support belt and padded shoulder straps for comfort. The carrier has four front and back carrying options. Recommended price: $189.95
The Bouncer Balance Soft will be available in Frost Green, Plum Red and Fog Blue. This line will be available exclusively this month through February 2017. The Bouncer Balance Soft is a more modern take on their classic bouncer, which has been soothing babies for more than 50 years. The ergonomic design is perfect from day one (up to 2 years old), and the natural bouncing movement develops baby’s motor skills and balance. Baby’s own movements make the bouncer rock, so no batteries are required. Recommended price: $199.95
All materials in this collection are gentle against baby’s skin and completely safe to chew. They have been tested and approved in accordance with Oeko-Tex Standard 100, Class 1, for baby products – the strictest textile standard in the world. This means that the products are free from health-hazardous substances and allergens.
“We are looking forward to the fall, and the Woods Collection,” says Ulf Ingemarsson, CEO of BabyBjӧrn. “Many of us are excited to spend time with our families, including walks together in the forest. With this collection, we want to emphasize that quality time with our loved ones is truly meaningful. If our products can make the everyday routine easier for families with small children and create more special moments, then we will have truly succeeded.“
BabyBjörn AB is a Swedish, family-owned company that develops, markets and distributes innovative products for children aged 0-3 years. More information is available on their website: www.babybjorn.com
dressbarn, the iconic American retailer with 800+ stores specializing in affordable fashion for women sizes 4 to 24, has revealed their new Fall 2016 brand ad campaign, “More Than A Name.” The moving campaign channels all women and challenges the stereotypes they face every day, a parallel the brand itself experiences by being judged – and underestimated – simply on its name.
dressbarn‘s previous two campaigns focused on shifting perceptions by boldly poking fun at the brand’s name, with high fashion impact. This fall, the company is using the “More Than A Name.” campaign as an opportunity to debut the brand’s heritage, while tearing down labels that are put on women. “Most women have experienced what it’s like to be reduced to stereotypes. Similarly, the name ‘dressbarn’ is only one piece of a much greater brand story, and this is our time to tell it,” said Vice President of Brand Marketing, Stephanie Garbarini.
The brand uses the “more than” sentiment to relate to women in an authentic way. dressbarn celebrates all women and aims to eliminate the terms that often improperly define them — whether it be a mother, a wife, a divorcee, a pretty face, etc. The campaign is rooted in bold statements such as: “more than an age”, “more than a size”, “more than a dress” and “more than a name”. The campaign stars two women who are notably ‘more than’… model, designer and body activist, Ashley Graham, and model, entrepreneur and actress, Veronica Webb. (View behind the scenes video here.)
“I’m a reminder that you should never let anybody tell you ‘no’ or tell you what you’re capable of, because I have achieved and am still achieving what was seemingly impossible,” said Graham. “What the ‘More Than A Name.’ campaign means to me is that women are more than their exterior, women are more than just one thing…We’re all so different and should celebrate that.”
Shot by fashion photographer Sebastian Kim at Pier 59 studios in NYC, the campaign features models Ashley Graham, Veronica Webb, Roxanne Gould, Marquita Pring, Ginta Lapina, and Christina Krause, and is styled by Karen Kaiser. The campaign will span across dressbarn stores and digital channels, as well as billboards, public transportation (including buses and subway take-overs in New York City, Chicago and Boston), digital TV, partnerships and print.
dressbarn expands on the “More Than A Name.” campaign by embracing its meaningful heritage and educating consumers through their digital and in-store channels. As Garbarini explains, “dressbarn was created for women, by a woman, Roslyn S. Jaffe, in 1962. She was inspired to create a one-stop-shop for busy women, giving her fashion and value she couldn’t find anywhere else… but it needed a name. She had a simple solution; the first spoke to women and femininity…dress, the second spoke to value…barn. The simple solution still stands true today and that’s why we are proud of our name, because she gave it to us.“
The imagery features dressbarn’s newest fall sportswear collection, roz&ALI, and dresses featured from the brands designer collaborations, LUXE by Carmen Marc Valvo and BEYOND by Ashley Graham. Product is respectively priced from $30-$70 and will be available in stores and online September through November.