TUMI + Eva Fehren Team Up To Design Holiday Collection

TUMI, a leading international brand of premium travel, business and lifestyle accessories has collaborated with Jewelry Designer, Artist and New York-native Eva Zuckerman of Eva Fehren Fine Jewelry to create an exclusive, limited-edition capsule of travel accessories.

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Inspired by the trend-setting modern woman, Zuckerman had long searched for the perfect travel and accessories bag for jewelry collectors, and jumped at the opportunity to dive into the design process with TUMI. With similar design aesthetics and an emphasis on advanced functionality, the match was a natural fit.

“Working with TUMI has been such a dream,” says Zuckerman. “The process was incredibly creative and I’m so proud of the pieces we created together. It was an extremely fun challenge to think about how to incorporate innovative functions in a way that felt effortlessly chic, and that also fit seamlessly into the modern woman’s lifestyle.”

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TUMI x Eva Fehren, photo courtesy of TUMI by Herring & Herring

Constructed from super-luxe leather and adorned with a custom black-and-white print painted by Zuckerman, the 4-piece capsule, dreamy and beautiful with an edgy flair, features thoughtfully designed compartments that organize day-to-day essentials, specifically, the tote includes a concealed compartment that keeps valuables secure and hidden from sight for extra assurance. As a partner to the tote, the pouch offers effortless versatility, serving as a clutch, wallet, or cross-body bag, making it the perfect day-to-day or international travel companion.

Throughout the assortment, the designer’s signature dagger is present, offering an edgy, minimalist accent for an added pop. Key elements stay true to TUMI’s DNA, such as the padded computer and phone pockets, key leash and add-a-bag function. The jewelry roll and jewelry box incorporate similar features with compartments and holding space for earrings, rings, necklaces, bracelets and watches, closed with leather wrap and branded dagger; both will keep jewelry impeccably organized and safe.

As travel pieces become more and more of a fashion statement, it’s exciting to continue to introduce very fashion-focused pieces into TUMI’s repertoire,” says TUMI Creative Director, Victor Sanz. “Comfort, style and functionality are important to our customers, but they are also looking to be inspired by the products they wear — I think the collection we created with Eva does a great job of hitting all the essentials our customers look for.

The TUMI x Eva Fehren capsule collection will be available for purchase exclusively at select national and international TUMI stores and TUMI.com. The designer will also host the collection on EvaFehren.com. The assortment includes a tote with crossbody bag inside, as well as a jewelry roll and jewelry box, ranging from $150 to $895 USD.

Macy’s and Sachin & Babi Join Forces for Decadent New Holiday Collection, SB by Sachin & Babi

The line created for Macy’s by husband and wife design team Sachin & Babi Ahluwalia features resplendent textiles and superb craftsmanship and is available in 149 Macy’s stores and www.macys.com in November. macyslogo

Sachin & Babi Ahluwalia, known for producing stunning pieces through their eponymous line that has redefined eveningwear, have created a dazzling collection for Macy’s that makes dressing up fun, easy, and empowering this holiday season. With close attention to detail and high fashion artistry, SB by Sachin & Babi goes beyond traditional special-occasion wear with a selection of signature dresses and gowns, stylish statement jackets, and mix-and-match tops, skirts and pants. Fans of the new collection can preview the line on www.macys.com beginning today, prior to the official launch in stores on Nov. 15.

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The SB by Sachin & Babi collection created for Macy’s is a dazzling assortment of dresses and gowns, stylish statement jackets, and mix-and-match tops, skirts, and pants perfect for celebrations this holiday season. Electric Sequin Bomber Jacket, $199; Bond Lace Pant, $119; available at select Macy’s locations and macys.com. (Photo: Macys/Business Wire)

The collection was inspired by New York City nightlife, and its captivating energy and optimistic spirit,” said Sachin Ahluwalia. Babi Ahluwalia continued, “The collection combines classic evening wear elements with 50 shades of shine, each piece makes a statement offering powerful women the promise of elegance.” Continue reading

Let’s Have A Parade™: The World-Renowned Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® Kicks off the Holiday Season with Its 91st Spectacle of Wonder

The Annual March Will Once Again Feature a Host of Surprises along with Its Signature Giant Character Balloons, Floats of Fantasy, the Nation’s Finest Marching Bands, Whimsical Performance Groups, Celebrity Appearances and the One-and-Only Santa Claus

This Thanksgiving, a magical march returns to the streets of New York City and to homes across the United States as the 91st Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® kicks off the holiday season with its signature spectacle of wonder. On Thursday, Nov. 23, the streets of Manhattan will come alive at the sound of “Let’s Have A Parade!” Ready to spread holiday cheer, the annual procession is sure to delight more than 3.5 million spectators and more than 50 million viewers nationwide with its traditional merriment.

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The world-famous Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® kicks off the Holiday Season with its 91st Spectacle of Wonder on Thursday, Nov. 23 at 9 a.m. ET. (Macys/Business Wire)

For more than 90 years, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has signaled the start of the holiday season for millions of families. We are thrilled to once again come together as a nation to give this gift of joy and wonder to all,” said Susan Tercero, group vice-president of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. She added, “Our incredible team has planned a fantastic spectacle featuring an amazing line-up of giant character balloons, floats of fantasy, the nation’s best marching bands and performance groups, a dazzling array of musical artists, all coming together to herald the arrival of the one-and-only Santa Claus.

Since the first march in November of 1924, the Macy’s Parade has captivated audiences and become synonymous with the start of the holiday season. For the 91st edition, the line-up will feature 17 giant character balloons; 28 legacy balloons, balloonicles, balloonheads and trycaloons; 26 floats; 1,100 cheerleaders and dancers; more than 1,000 clowns; 12 marching bands and six performance groups.

The 91st Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will begin at 9 a.m. from 77th Street and Central Park West. The procession will march to Columbus Circle, turn onto Central Park South and march down 6th Avenue/Avenue of the Americas. At 34th Street, the Parade will make its final turn west and end at 7th Avenue in front of Macy’s Herald Square. “A Holiday Treat for Children Everywhere” has been the guiding motto of this annual tradition for more than nine decades and is the mandate that continues to this day. From the very first Parade to this year’s spectacle, Macy’s own employees, along with their friends and family, have gathered together to give the nation a perfect holiday gift, and now it’s time for another dazzling celebration. In 5,4,3,2,1 … Let’s Have A Parade!LOGO_KO

STARS ON PARADE

The star power on Parade will once again feature some of the nation’s most riveting performers. Taking to the streets of New York City on board one of Macy’s signature floating stages, and thrilling the nation with their performances at Herald Square will be 98 Degrees, Lauren Alaina, Cam, Sabrina Carpenter, Andra Day & Common, Sara Evans, Jimmy Fallon & The Roots, Flo Rida, Goo Goo Dolls, Kat Graham, Andy Grammer, Angelica Hale, Olivia Holt, Nicky Jam, Wyclef Jean, Bravo’s Top Chef stars Padma Lakshmi & Tom Colicchio, Dustin Lynch, Miss America 2018 Cara Mund, Leslie Odom Jr. and the cast & Muppets of Sesame Street, Bebe Rexha, Smokey Robinson, Jojo Siwa, and more.

FLYING ICONS

Taking flight on Turkey Day will be the Parade’s signature giant character helium balloons. Since their introduction in 1927, these giants of the sky have featured some of the world’s most beloved characters. This year, four giant characters will debut including Disney Frozen’s Olaf, Illumination presents Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch, PAW Patrol® and Jett from Super Wings™.

The balloon line-up will also feature the return of Harold the Baseball Player, a legacy Macy’s character prominently featured in Twentieth Century Fox’s iconic holiday film classic, Miracle on 34th Street. In celebration of the film’s 70th anniversary, the Harold heritage balloon has been recreated for this year’s Parade, painted in hues of black, white and grey, to look exactly as it did on-screen during a memorable scene in the 1947 film. In addition to Harold, the famed spokesduck, The Aflac Duck, will debut as an all-new balloonicle (a Macy’s Parade innovation of hybrid cold-air balloon and vehicle) and is sure to have fans quacking with joy and laughter down the route.

Returning giant balloon characters include Angry BirdsRed; Charlie Brown; Diary of A Wimpy Kid®; Sinclair’s Dino®; The Elf on the Shelf®; Hello Kitty®; Ice Age’s Scrat and His Acorn; Pikachu™; Pillsbury Doughboy™; Red Mighty Morphin Power Ranger; Ronald McDonald®; SpongeBob SquarePants; and DreamWorks’ Trolls.

THE STAGE FOR ENTERTAINMENT

Floating down the route this Thanksgiving, the Parade’s signature floats transport spectators to worlds of wonder. Designed and created by the incredible artists of Macy’s Parade Studio, which include carpenters, painters, animators, sculptors, metal fabricators, scenic/costume designers and electricians, this year’s line-up of floats sets an unparalleled stage for entertainment. The painstaking process of creating a Macy’s Parade float is both a creative and technical endeavor. Macy’s Parade floats are often three stories tall and several lanes of traffic wide, but must collapse to no more than 12 ½-feet tall and 8-feet wide in order to travel safely from the New Jersey home of the Parade Studio to the Manhattan starting line via the Lincoln Tunnel each Thanksgiving eve. These creations are not only works of art, but also engineering marvels.

This year, five new floats will debut including Everyone’s Favorite Bake Shop by Entenmann’s® (Sara Evans), Harvest in the Valley by Green Giant® (Lauren Alaina), Parade Day Mischief by SOUR PATCH KIDS® Candy (Nicky Jam), Shimmer and Shine by Nickelodeon (Jojo Siwa) and Universal Playground by Sprout® (Angelica Hale). A special float by Delta Air Lines will also debut to commemorate the season of togetherness with the perfect gift of song, as more than 125 Macy’s employees gather to form a one-of-a-kind, cross-generational choir aboard the Macy’s Singing Christmas Tree.

The returning float roster includes 1-2-3 Sesame Street by Sesame Street (Leslie Odom Jr. and the cast and Muppets of Sesame Street); The Aloha Spirit by King’s Hawaiian (Goo Goo Dolls), Big Apple by NY Daily News (Bebe Rexha); Big City Cheer! by Spirit of America Productions (Miss America 2018 Cara Mund); Building A Better World by Girl Scouts of the USA (Andra Day and Common); The Colonel’s Road Trip to NYC by Kentucky Fried Chicken (Dustin Lynch); The Cranberry Cooperative by Ocean Spray®; Deck the Halls by Balsam Hill® (Olivia Holt); Discover Adventure! by Build-A-Bear (Sabrina Carpenter); Frozen Fall Fun by Discover®/NHL (Wyclef Jean, NHL Hockey Hall of Famers Ray Bourque & Bryan Trottier); Fun House by Krazy Glue® (Flo Rida); Heartwarming Holiday Countdown by Hallmark Channel (98 Degrees); It’s All Rock & Roll by Gibson Brands (Jimmy Fallon & The Roots); Mount Rushmore’s American Pride by South Dakota Department of Tourism (Smokey Robinson); On The Roll Again by Homewood Suites by Hilton® (Andy Grammer); Santa’s Sleigh; Snoopy’s Doghouse by Peanuts Worldwide; Stirrin’ Up Sweet Sensations by Domino® Sugar (Cam); Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles by Nickelodeon (Kat Graham); and Tom Turkey featuring Bravo’s Top Chef (Padma Lakshmi, Tom Colicchio). Continue reading

“Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer” at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer, on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art from November 13, 2017, through February 12, 2018, will present a stunning range and number of works by the artist: 128 of his drawings, 3 of his marble sculptures, his earliest painting, and his wood architectural model for a chapel vault. A substantial body of complementary works by his teachers, associates, pupils, and artists who were influenced by him or who worked in collaboration with him will also be displayed for comparison and context.

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Michelangelo Buonarroti (Italian, Caprese 1475–1564 Rome), Three Labours of Hercules. 1530–33, Drawing, red chalk; 10 11/16 x 16 5/8 in. (27.2 x 42.2 cm) ROYAL COLLECTION TRUST / © HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2017, http://www.royalcollection.org.uk  

A towering genius in the history of Western art, Michelangelo was celebrated during his long life for the excellence of his disegno, the power of drawing and invention that provided the foundation for all of the arts. For his mastery of drawing, design, sculpture, painting, and architecture, he was called Il divino (“the divine one“) by his contemporaries. His powerful imagery and dazzling technical virtuosity transported viewers and imbued all of his works with a staggering force that continues to enthrall us today.

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Michelangelo Buonarroti (Italian, Caprese 1475–1564 Rome), Archers Shooting at a Herm. 1530–33. Drawing, red chalk; 8 5/8 x 12 11/16 in. (21.9 x 32.3 cm). ROYAL COLLECTION TRUST / © HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2017, http://www.royalcollection.org.uk

This is an exceptionally rare opportunity to experience first-hand the unique genius of Michelangelo,” said Daniel H. Weiss, President and CEO of The Met. “The exhibition will display the magnificent beauty of Michelangelo’s works in order to deepen our understanding of his creative process.”

Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer will widen the conversation about the artist and present an extraordinary opportunity to see many works that are never displayed together. Drawing was the first thing Michelangelo turned to, whether he was creating a painting, a sculpture, or architecture, and it is what unified his career. He is a forceful draftsman and brings a sculptor’s understanding and eye. We can see him thinking—almost having a conversation on the sheet of paper—and there is a sense of intimacy and immediacy, as if looking over his shoulder. The exhibition will give visitors an unmatched opportunity to enter the world of this absolute master in the history of art.

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Michelangelo Buonarroti (Italian, Caprese 1475–1564 Rome), Studies for the Libyan Sibyl (recto); Studies for the Libyan Sibyl and a small Sketch for a Seated Figure (verso). Ca. 1510–11. Red chalk, with small accents of white chalk on the left shoulder of the figure in the main study (recto); soft black chalk, or less probably charcoal (verso). Sheet: 11 3/8 x 8 7/16 in. (28.9 x 21.4 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1924. 24.197.2

Selected from 50 public and private collections in the United States and Europe, the exhibition will bring together the largest group of original drawings by Michelangelo ever assembled for public display. Many of the drawings rank among the greatest works of draftsmanship produced. Extraordinary and rare international loans will include the complete series of masterpiece drawings he created for his friend Tommaso de’Cavalieri and a monumental cartoon for his last fresco in the Vatican Palace. Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer is organized by Dr. Carmen C. Bambach, Curator in The Met’s Department of Drawings and Prints, who commented: “This selection of more than 200 works will show that Michelangelo’s imagery and drawings still speak with an arresting power today. Five hundred years seem to melt away in looking at his art.”

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Michelangelo Buonarroti (Italian, Caprese 1475–1564 Rome) The Torment of Saint Anthony, Painting, Ca. 1487–88, Tempera and oil on wood, Framed: 27 × 22 3/8 in. (68.6 × 56.8 cm) 18 1/2 in. X 13 3/4 in. (47 cm x 34.9 cm) Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, inv. AP 2009.01

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Michelangelo Buonarroti (Italian, Caprese 1475–1564 Rome), Young Archer Ca. 1490, Marble, Overall (wt confirmed): H. 37 x W. 13 1/4 x D. 14 in., 177lb. (94 x 33.7 x 35.6cm, 80.2867kg), The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Lent by the French State, Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs. L.2009.40

Michelangelo Buonarroti was born on March 6, 1475 in Caprese (southeast of Florence), and died a wealthy and famous man, on February 18, 1564, in Rome. Although he spent the last 30 years of his life in Rome, his love was always for Florence, his patria (homeland), and all things Florentine. His art, his training, his methods, and his poetry were, to the last, rooted in Florentine culture. Michelangelo’s longevity was extraordinary for a person of his time. Also exceptional for an artist of his era, five major biographies were written during his lifetime or soon after his death.

The exhibition will trace Michelangelo’s life and career, beginning with his training as a teenager in the workshop of Ghirlandaio and his earliest painting, The Torment of Saint Anthony (1487–88), and first known sculpture, Young Archer (ca. 1490). It will move on to the commission of his colossal marble sculpture David in 1501, the early planning of the Tomb of Pope Julius II, and the monumental project of painting The Last Judgment on the Sistine Ceiling. An entire gallery will be devoted to the Sistine Ceiling and will include Michelangelo’s original studies for the project.

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Michelangelo Buonarroti (Italian, Caprese 1475–1564 Rome), Portrait of Andrea Quaratesi, 1532. Drawing, black chalk; 16 3/16 x 11 ½ in. (41.1 x 29.2 cm). The British Museum, London

The Dream (Il Sogno), circa 1533, Michelangelo Buonarroti

Michelangelo Buonarroti (Italian, Caprese 1475–1564 Rome), Il Sogno (The Dream), Drawing, 1530’s. Black chalk Sheet: 15 5/16 × 10 15/16 in. (38.9 × 27.8 cm). London, Courtauld Gallery, Prince Gate Bequest (1978) inv. D 1978.PG.424.

Other sections will explore his portraiture and the beautiful finished drawings he created for close friends; his collaboration and friendship with Venetian artist Sebastiano del Piombo (1485/86–1547); and the drawings and poetry he created for the young nobleman Tommaso de’Cavalieri, whom he met in 1532 and who became a life-long friend. The artist’s last decades in Rome are reflected in the last part of the exhibition and will include, in addition to architectural drawings, the enormous cartoon (full-scale drawing) he prepared for the Crucifixion of Saint Peter fresco in the Vatican Palace, as well as a rare three-dimensional model for the vault of a chapel.

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Domenico Ghirlandaio (Domenico Bigordi). (Italian, Florence 1448/49–1494 Florence), Drapery study of a standing figure, Drawing, 1485-90 Brown wash, on pink prepared paper, heightened with white; 11 7/16 × 5 3/16 in. (29 × 13.1 cm), Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe degli Uffizi, Florence 315E

Said Dr. Bambach: “His creativity continued to be phenomenal until the end when he died at 88.”

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is indebted to the public and private collections that have graciously lent their treasured holdings to the exhibition, including The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford; the Royal Collection and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Windsor; the Gallerie degli Uffizi and Gabinetto dei Disegni e delle Stampe degli Uffizi, Florence; the Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence; the Musée du Louvre, Paris; the Casa Buonarroti, Florence; the Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte, Naples; the Albertina, Vienna; the British Museum, London; and the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana and Fabbrica di San Pietro in Vaticano, Vatican City.

The exhibition is made possible by Morgan Stanley. Additional support is provided by an anonymous donor, the Gail and Parker Gilbert Fund, the Diane W. and James E. Burke Fund, Dinah Seiver and Thomas E. Foster, Cathrin M. Stickney and Mark P. Gorenberg, Ann M. Spruill and Daniel H. Cantwell, and the Mark Pigott KBE Family. It is also asupported by an Indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue, made possible by the Drue E. Heinz Fund, and written by Dr. Bambach that will include essays by a team of leading Michelangelo scholars. It will be published by The Metropolitan Museum of Art and distributed by Yale University Press. Additional support for the catalogue is provided by the Wolfgang Ratjen Stiftung, Liechtenstein.

A variety of Education programs will accompany the exhibition, including Met Live Arts performances of La Dolce Morte, based on Michelangelo’s love poetry, and Shostakovich, Michelangelo, and The Artistic Conscience.

La Dolce Morte is made possible by The Howard & Sarah D. Solomon Foundation.

A Sunday at The Met program on January 7, 2018 will explore the ideas and influences of Michelangelo’s major works. Speakers will include Dr. Bambach and professors of art history Maria Ruvoldt, David Ekserdjian, and James Saslow.

An audio tour, part of the Museum’s Audio Guide program, is available for rental ($7, $6 for Members, $5 for children under 12). The Audio Guide is sponsored by Bloomberg Philanthropies.

The exhibition will be featured on www.metmuseum.org/Michelangelo, as well as on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter via #MetMichelangelo.