Marc Jacobs Reissues His 1993 ‘Grunge’ Collection For Special 2018 Capsule

Marc Jacobs announces the launch of Redux Grunge Collection 1993/2018 Marc Jacobs, a capsule celebrating 25 years since the iconic Spring 1993 ‘Grunge’ collection he designed for Perry Ellis. Originally created during Jacobs’ tenure at American brand Perry Ellis, Jacobs was famously fired when critics panned the 1993 show. Highlighting looks from the legendary runway show, this capsule brings the storied collection to a new time and audience.

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Marc Jacobs International Grunge Collection (PRNewsfoto/Marc Jacobs International, LLC)

25 years later, Perry Ellis International congratulates Marc Jacobs on revisiting the “first of its kind collection that changed the direction of contemporary womenswear.” (We can discuss the high hypocrisy of fashion at a later date.)

Marc Jacobs International Special 2018 Capsule

Marc Jacobs International Special 2018 Capsule (PRNewsfoto/Marc Jacobs International, LLC)

Jacobs decided to reintroduce the historic collection for 2018, this time for his eponymous label, saying: “The ‘Grunge’ collection epitomized the first time in my professional career I was unwavering in my determination to see my vision come to life on the runway, without creative compromise.” 26 key looks are reissued in their entirety, from head-to-toe, offering RTW, jewelry, shoes and accessories, all made in the original prints, fabrics, and embroideries.

A campaign, shot by Juergen Teller and featuring a range of models including Gigi Hadid and Dree Hemingway, will begin appearing in December magazines and on select digital outlets.

The collection can be found starting November 15th at marcjacobs.com, select department stores, and Marc Jacobs boutiques worldwide.

Legendary Bootmaker Of The American West, Lucchese, Announces New Collaborations And Retail Partnership With Neiman Marcus

Ralph Lauren, Brandon Maxwell, King Ranch, and Erin Wasson Help Mark the Brand’s 135th Year in Business

Lucchese Bootmaker, headquartered in El Paso Texas, is celebrating its 135th anniversary this year with a variety of partnerships and capsule collections. Known for making the finest cowboys boots on the planet, Lucchese has always balanced rugged, frontier traditions with an appeal to those focused on aesthetic.

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Lucchese Fall News Press Release Image

Below are a few of the highlights of how Lucchese is marking its anniversary this year:

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Erin Wasson in the Jacqueline Boot: Designed with Texas native Erin Wasson, the Jacqueline boot ($1,595 with free ground shipping) is a traditional western silhouette for the modern woman. The smooth black goat is accented by white stitch pull holes and piping. Single stitch welt construction. Leather sole. Handmade in Texas.

  • ERIN WASSON: Continuing their presence in the style arena, Lucchese just released a limited collection of fashion-focused boots with model/designer Erin Wasson. The brand has partnered with another iconic Texas brand — Neiman Marcus – to provide wider access to both traditional boots and fashion boots alike. This move signifies a shift in consumer demand, as exotic cowboy boots are now becoming a staple in consumer wardrobes, available at a wider range of retailers ranging from Western-focused to luxury fashion.

    The King Ranch Barn Boot

    The King Ranch Barn Boot

  • KING RANCH: Lucchese has partnered with another legendary Texas brand, the King Ranch, to produce a limited edition collection of boots that are rugged enough for the harsh environment of South Texas. In addition to this partnership, Lucchese has released a well-reviewed technical product called the Barn Boot, its first foray into the “work boot” category. The mud and grime releasing outsole and cushioned insole was an immediate hit with both new and long-time Lucchese loyalists.
  • RALPH LAUREN: In addition to staying true to its roots with traditional products, Lucchese was in the spotlight during New York Fashion Week in September. Ralph Lauren, who has worn Lucchese boots for many years, selected them as his favorite bootmaker. Lucchese worked with Mr. Lauren to create co-branded boots which debuted in Central Park at the legendary designer’s 50th-anniversary collection show.
  • BRANDON MAXWELL: Fashion designer and fellow Texan Brandon Maxwell used custom boots as the invite for guests at his Spring/Summer 2019 New York Fashion Week show.”It was a dream to work with Lucchese on our invitations,” said Brandon. “Lucchese is a quintessential Texas brand so to share this bit of my home state with our guests immediately showcased hospitality. Seeing videos of friends and guests receive this big Texas dose of generosity made it all the more special.

Texas-based Lucchese is a legendary bootmaker and iconic brand of the American West. Applying the same craftsmanship principles and techniques since 1883, Lucchese artisans use only the finest leathers, preeminent materials and a proprietary twisted cone last to construct boots of unrivaled quality, fit, comfort and style.

Zara Arrives In 106 Markets Thanks to Its New Global Online Store

Zara’s global women’s men’s and kids’ collections will be available online for the first time to customers in Angola, Cameroon, Congo, Ivory Coast, Senegal, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania, Madagascar, Zimbabwe, and Ghana, among others, starting tomorrow.

Tomorrow, Zara will launch online sales through a dedicated worldwide online platform – http://www.zara.com/ww – thus bringing its fashions to customers in 106 new markets. Most of these new markets are in Africa and include Angola, Cameroon, Congo, Ivory Coast, Senegal, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania, Madagascar, Zimbabwe, and Ghana, among others. The online store is also making its début in numerous parts of the Caribbean and Asia.

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Zara’s campaign image (PRNewsfoto/Inditex)

The http://www.zara.com/ww platform, which is available in English and French and is supported by dedicated customer service similarly available in both languages, will feature new items from the women’s (including the Woman, Trafaluc and Basic lines), men’s and kids’ collections twice a week. The simple and intuitive browsing experience, configured for all devices, has been designed to enable the brand’s collections to be shopped as entire looks, thanks to its Corner Shops, which organise the ranges into curated collections (such as the current Dress Time theme), andStories, which take shoppers on a visual tour of capsule collections and trends.

Zara customers will also be able to shop the brand’s Join Life range, a selection of garments made from more sustainable raw materials and using more environmentally-friendly processes. In this specific section of the http://www.zara.com/ww platform, consumers can find out more about the stringent sustainability, environmental and quality standards that govern everything Zara does in order to generate value beyond profits.

http://www.zara.com/ww accepts widely used online payment methods such as PayPal, as well as all the main credit cards. Orders will be processed in euros, grossed up by the corresponding delivery and customs charges, and fulfilled from Zara’s online platform in Spain; they will be received within three to seven days.

Sears and Kmart Team Up with Toys for Tots to Share the Magic of the Holidays

Customers Can Make Monetary Contributions at Sears and Donate Toys via Collection Boxes at Kmart

Sears and Kmart announced today a partnership with the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation a not-for-profit organization with a mission to collect and distribute new, unwrapped toys to less fortunate children this holiday.

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Toys for Tots logo (PRNewsfoto/Sears, Roebuck and Co.)

Toys for Tots, a 71-year national charitable program run by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, provides happiness and hope to disadvantaged children during each Christmas holiday season. The toys, books and other gifts collected and distributed by the Marines offer these children recognition, confidence and a positive memory for a lifetime. It is such experiences that help children become responsible citizens and caring members of their community. Last year the Marine Toys for Tots Program fulfilled the holiday hopes and dreams of 7 million less fortunate children in over 800 communities nationwide. Since 1947 over 251 million children have been assisted. The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation is a not for profit organization authorized by the U.S. Marine Corps and the Department of Defense to provide fundraising and other necessary support for the annual Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. (For more information, visit www.toysfortots.org.)

Today through November 30, Sears members and customers can make a cash donation* to the charity via checkout pin pads at all Sears stores nationwide. All proceeds from donations at Sears will be used by the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation to purchase toys for disadvantaged children during the holidays. Toys purchased will include items on the Fab 15 List to bring joy to less fortunate children. In addition, now through December 9, more than 200 Kmart stores nationwide will display Marine Toys for Tots collection boxes. Shoppers are also invited to buy toys sold at Kmart for donation to the organization.

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Sears logo (PRNewsfoto/Sears, Roebuck and Co.)

Marine Toys for Tots is such a worthwhile cause. With the help of our generous customers, Sears and Kmart will help brighten the holiday season for children across America,” said Peter Boutros, chief brand officer for Sears and Kmart. “This is one more example of how Sears and Kmart associates serve our local communities. We are grateful for the opportunity to assist this organization by broadening its reach to our store network and help ensure that children in need have access to toys that

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Kmart logo (PRNewsfoto/Sears, Roebuck and Co.)

will certainly put smiles on their faces.”

We are very pleased to welcome Sears and Kmart as major national corporate sponsors of the 2018 Marine Toys for Tots Campaign,” said retired Marine Colonel Ted Silvester, vice president of the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. “Their community service goals certainly align with those the Marine Corps has promoted for over 71 years through our Toys for Tots Program,” Silvester added. “With their generous support, we will be able to fulfill the Christmas holiday dreams of thousands of less fortunate children who otherwise might be forgotten.”

Visit your local Sears or Kmart store today to make a donation or contribute toys. You can find your local Sears store by visiting Sears.com/stores. You can locate your nearest Kmart store by visiting Kmart.com/stores. For more information about Toys for Tots, visit www.toysfortots.org.

*Contributions will not be offered a tax receipt at the time of donation but may be tax deductible. Donors may not direct how funds are used, i.e., donors cannot specify the type of toy purchased or how toys are distributed.

Patrón Tequila Raises the Bar this Holiday Season with Limited Edition Patrón Silver Tequila 1 Liter Bottle

Celebrated Tradition Returns for a Fourth Holiday Season

Patrón Tequila is raising the bar this holiday season with the introduction of the 2018 Limited Edition Patrón Silver Tequila 1 Liter bottle. The fourth in a series of collectible releases, the large size-bottle is inspired by Mexico’s rich tradition and history of intricate glass craftsmanship.

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The Patron Spirits Company (PRNewsfoto/Patrón Tequila)

The showpiece bottle is decorated with an intersecting white and green ribbon design and has a stunning metallic stopper, engraved with the signature Patrón bee. Each bottle features a distinct metal label and is packaged in an attractive and convenient gift bag to ease gift giving.

With 33 percent more tequila than our standard size bottle, the 2018 Limited Edition 1 Liter offers a unique gifting option for those who appreciate high-quality luxury spirits,” said Lee Applbaum, Global Chief Marketing Officer at Patrón Tequila. “Every year the limited edition bottle is a fan favorite that incorporates the best in quality, craftsmanship, design, and gift giving functionality from Patrón.

Inside this limited edition bottle, every drop of ultra-premium Patrón Silver tequila is handcrafted in small batches from the highest quality 100 percent Weber Blue Agave, distilled and bottled at the Hacienda Patrón in the Highlands of Jalisco, Mexico.

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2018 Limited Edition Patrón Silver Tequila 1 Liter (Holiday) bottle

The 2018 Limited Edition Patrón Silver Tequila 1 Liter bottle is perfect for gifting and creating an array of seasonal cocktails, from the effervescent, “Ruby Spritzer” (made with Patrón Silver tequila, sparkling apple cider, pomegranate juice and a dash of Angostura bitters) to the fruity “Buckcherry“, (combining Patrón Silver tequila, sweet vermouth, cherry preserves and fresh lemon juice). For more holiday cocktail recipes, visit Patrón’s Cocktail Lab, where you’ll have access to hundreds of cocktail recipes and information on the full Patrón Tequila portfolio.

The 2018 Limited Edition Patrón Silver Tequila 1 Liter bottle is available at fine spirits and liquor retailers across the country for the suggested retail price of $69.99 beginning this month. For more information, please visit www.patrontequila.com.

2018 Holiday Gift Guide: Real Deal Brazil Takes the Stress Out of Holiday Shopping with its 2018 Holiday Gift Guide for Adventure and Outdoors Enthusiasts

Unique gifts that are one-of-a-kind and indestructible, made from 100 percent recycled Brazilian canvas cargo tarps, and versatile to withstand every day adventures like a trip to the farmers market to more extreme adventures like climbing Kilimanjaro.

Holiday shopping can be a stressful time as shoppers search to find the perfect gift for everyone on their list. To help elevate holiday shopping stress, Real Deal Brazil, the company responsible for Woody Harrelson’s iconic hat in the Hollywood blockbuster hit “Zombieland,” today revealed its 2018 Holiday Gift Guide for Adventure and Outdoors Real Deal Brazil logoEnthusiasts in your family and amongst your friends.

Perfect for those seeking new adventures, Real Deal Brazil offers a collection of unique one-of-a-kind indestructible hats, bags, and accessories made from 100 percent recycled canvas tarps from Brazil. After making cross-country trips and protecting cargo from the country’s rugged terrain and extreme weather, Brazilian trucking companies throw these canvas tarps away, which Real Deal Brazil then recycles to create a variety of durable and unique products. Real Deal Brazil products made from this recycled materials are distinctly different, carrying along the history and story of the canvas tarp’s former life. These products are not only environmentally friendly, but they also have the ultimate cool-factor unlike any other hat, bag or accessory available this holiday season.

Real Deal Brazil’s 2018 Holiday Gift Guide features a selection of unique, indestructible hats, bags and accessories that are versatile to withstand every day adventures to more extreme adventures like climbing Kilimanjaro, all under $100.

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The Original Real Deal Brazil Tarp Hat features authentic salvaged truck tarp and reclaimed steel from truck tires, and can handle rough journeys through harsh elements and shifting climates.

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The Original Real Deal Brazil Tarp Hat ($49.99)

  • The Original Real Deal Brazil Tarp Hat ($49.99): Clearly not an off-the-department-store-shelf hat, the style is part fedora with a touch of the Aussie Outback. The brim is made from a thin band of steel reclaimed from old truck tires, allowing wearers to customize its look.
  • Recife Duffle Bag ($99.99): Designed to withstand any adventure on an adventure-seekers’ to-do list, the Recife Duffle features side and front pockets and three overlapping front zippered flaps, offering plenty of space for journeys of any length of time.

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    Real Deal Brazil offers hat and bag combos, including the Olinda Tote & Floppy Travel Hat Combo, for a quick way to gear up from head to toe for your Real Deal Adventures.

  • Floppy Travel Hat ($39.99): Formerly known as The Pretty Ugly Hat, The Floppy is a compact, handcrafted hat that can go anywhere, made from upcycled truck tarps. It’s flexible, yet sturdy, and ready at all times to shade and protect from the sun.
  • Iguape Messenger Bag ($99.99): This weathered messenger style bag blends the efficiency and sleekness of the over-the-shoulder courier style with the rich ruggedness of the Real Deal Brazil brand. It’s a briefcase + backpack + recycled tarp = all-in-one!

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    Teresina Organizer

  • Teresina Organizer ($39.99): The latest addition to the Real Deal Collection, this unique organizer is not only durable, but it also has a zip closure and features eight card slips, three interior sleeves, and an outside zipper pocket. Can also hold phone, keys, and a passport on the inside when traveling or for day-to-day activities.

Products featured in the 2018 Holiday Gift Guide are available to buy online at RealDealBrazil.com. Additionally, Real Deal Brazil is offering 15% OFF all orders (no minimum) plus free shipping with the coupon code SAVE15. The offer is valid through December 31, 2018.

Atelier Swarovski Creates The 2018 Victoria’s Secret Dream Angels Fantasy Bra Made With Swarovski Created Diamonds

Victoria’s Secret Angel Elsa Hosk will wear this year’s 2018 Dream Angels Fantasy Bra designed and made exclusively by Atelier Swarovski and crafted with over 2,100 Swarovski Created Diamonds and Topaz.

Elsa and the Fantasy Bra will walk the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show runway on December 2nd at 10pm ET on ABC.

Victoria’s Secret has partnered with Atelier Swarovski for the first time to create the Fantasy Bra, which will be worn by model Elsa Hosk at the 2018 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in New York City. Also for the first time, the Fantasy Bra will place sustainability center stage.

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With this year’s design, Atelier Swarovski shines a light on conscious luxury, creating a glamorous bra and body chainset with Swarovski Created Diamonds and Topaz. Valued at 1 million dollars the elaborate design took 4 craftsman and 930 hours to make, incorporating over 2,100 Swarovski Created Diamonds and totaling 71.05 carats with the pear shape Swarovski Created Diamond center stone weighing in at 2.03 carats. The bra’s casing is also set in sterling silver. Hosk also wears an Atelier Swarovski by Christopher Kane necklace and bangles in crystal to accent her Dream Angel’s look. Atelier Swarovski by Mary Katrantzou and Atelier Swarovski by Christopher Kane jewelry will also be worn down the runway with various looks showcased during the show.

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Elsa Hosk wearing the 2018 Victoria’s Secret Dream Angels Bra made exclusively and designed by Atelier Swarovski with Swarovski Created Diamonds

Atelier Swarovski’s first fine jewelry collection, made with Swarovski Created Diamonds, premiered at the 2017 Academy Awards in partnership with Red Carpet Green Dress, promoting responsible fashion on the most glamorous stage. Through this partnership with Victoria’s Secret, Atelier Swarovski showcases Swarovski’s heritage of sustainability and innovation and furthers the company’s journey to becoming a leader in conscious luxury.

Swarovski Created Diamonds are grown in a state-of-the-art lab yet have the same optical, chemical and physical attributes as mined diamonds – both are 100% carbon, both have the same hardness and brilliance. Swarovski Created Diamonds are responsibly produced according to the highest environmental, safety and labor standards. The Swarovski Genuine Topaz is from traceable sources in Brazil and Sri Lanka.

Nadja Swarovski, Member of the Swarovski Executive Board, commented: “We are delighted to collaborate with Victoria’s Secret on the 2018 Dream Angels Fantasy Bra. This stunning handcrafted Atelier Swarovski piece features thousands of Swarovski Created Diamonds set alongside responsibly sourced topaz. We hope it provides a bold new vision of luxury – mixing glamour and innovative materials – when it hits the runway at this legendary show.”

Atelier Swarovski was founded by Nadja Swarovski in 2007 as a showcase for creativity, craftsmanship, master cutting, and material innovations. The brand presents cutting-edge fashion jewelry, fine jewelry, accessories, and home décor items which are the ultimate expression of Swarovski. With its focus on conscious luxury, Atelier Swarovski introduced its fine jewelry collections made with Swarovski Created Diamonds in 2017 and was certified as a member of the Responsible Jewellery Council the same year. In 2018, continuing its sustainability journey, the brand announced its commitment to making all its fine jewelry pieces with responsibly sourced gold.

This year is the first time that Victoria’s Secret Angel Elsa Hosk has been given the honor of modeling the Fantasy Bra. She follows in the footsteps of Angel Lais Ribeiro, who wore the bra last year, and past Angels including Lily Aldridge, Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Candice Swanepoel, Selita Ebanks, Gisele Bündchen, Tyra Banks, Heidi Klum, and Karolina Kurkova.

And for the first time, customers will be able to purchase a version of the Victoria’s Secret Dream Angels Fantasy Bra made with Swarovski crystals for $250 on November 29th at select Victoria’s Secret stores and online at victoriassecret.com.

National Geographic Launches ‘Starstruck,’ A Yearlong Celebration Of Space Across Its Global Networks, Magazines, Books And More

Starstruck Kicks Off With Second Season of Critically Acclaimed Series MARS and Fifth Season of Emmy-Nominated Series STARTALK With Neil deGrasse Tyson

Event to Also Include Two New Specials: MARS: INSIDE SPACE X and MISSION TO THE SUN, Plus Fall Book Releases “Space Atlas” and “Apollo to the Moon

Starstruck Continues Into 2019 With a New Season of COSMOS and Weeklong Celebration of the 50-Year Anniversary of Apollo 11 Lunar Landing in July

Visit New Starstruck Portal for All Things Space, Including National Geographic Space Photography and In-Depth Reporting on the Latest Space News

For 130 years, National Geographic has been helping people explore the unknown, from the deepest oceans to the farthest reaches of the universe. Today, National Geographic announced that it will embark on a new storytelling odyssey, exploring the past, present and future of space across its vast media and entertainment platforms with Starstruck: National Geographic’s Yearlong Celebration of Space.

From the very dawn of the space age, National Geographic has covered the science, mystery and adventures of space exploration with unrivaled access, in-depth news reporting and cutting-edge science and technology.

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National Geographic logo. (PRNewsfoto/National Geographic Society)

In 1935, National Geographic and the U.S. Army Air Corps jointly launched aeronauts into the sky in the Explorer II Stratosphere Balloon, helping to pave the way for the space program and marking a manned altitude record that lasted for 21 years. Later, in recognition of National Geographic’s contributions to space research and photography, astronaut John Glenn carried the National Geographic flag on the first U.S. manned orbital space flight in 1962. And on July 16, 1969, a National Geographic flag was again vaulted into the sky on the 238,000-mile voyage to the moon, with Neil Armstrong observing to his team that it was a privilege that the flag that had “accompanied every major recent expedition,” should also accompany the first one ever to set foot on the lunar surface. In 1977, National Geographic was part of the curation of the Golden Record, and more recently, presented the first-ever Instagram Live from the International Space Station with Will Smith in April 2018.

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National Geographic Launches ‘Starstruck,’ A Celebration Of Space Across Its Global Networks, Magazines, Books And More

With Starstruck, National Geographic aims to once again inspire people to “look up” by bringing the awe and wonder of space to audiences around the world.

The yearlong commitment to presenting the best of space content kicked off this past week with the launch of the Starstruck Space Portal, as well as the recent release of National Geographic’s updated Space Atlas.” The celebration continues Nov. 4 with an all-day marathon of the critically acclaimed series One Strange Rock beginning at 10 a.m., and with new seasons of MARS and STARTALK with Neil deGrasse Tyson in an intergalactic block of programming that premieres Monday, Nov. 12.

Additionally, two new specials will air this fall: MARS: INSIDE SPACE X also on Nov. 12, and MISSION TO THE SUN on Nov. 19.

Culminating with the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 moon landing next July and a coinciding week of blockbuster Apollo programming on the National Geographic channel, Starstruck will rally National Geographic’s unrivaled portfolio of storytelling platforms around the spirit of space exploration and the nostalgia, curiosity, and feeling of limitless possibility that it brings.

With this announcement, Natgeo.com/Starstruck will be National Geographic’s one-stop digital hub for all things space.

Highlights of the content across all platforms include:

OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD TV PROGRAMMING:

  • Season 2 of Nat Geo’s groundbreaking, genre-busting, hit docudrama MARS premieres Nov. 12 at 9/8c.

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    A scene from the first episode of Season two of Mars.

  • A new season of the award-winning STARTALK with Neil deGrasse Tyson debuts Nov. 12 at 11/10c.
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    MARS: INSIDE SPACE X, premiering Monday, Nov. 12, at 8/7c, is an unprecedented glimpse into one of the world’s most revolutionary companies’ plan to make Mars home.
  • MARS: INSIDE SPACE X, premiering Monday, Nov. 12, at 8/7c, is an unprecedented glimpse into one of the world’s most revolutionary companies’ plan to make Mars home. Filmed over the course of three years, this journey will take viewers behind the scenes with Elon Musk and his engineers as they persevere amid both disheartening setbacks and huge triumphs to advance the space industry faster than thought possible.

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    Mission To The Sun: The United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket is seen in this long exposure photograph as it launches NASA’s Parker Solar Probe to touch the Sun, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, from Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. Parker Solar Probe is humanity’s first-ever mission into a part of the Sun’s atmosphere called the corona. Here it will directly explore solar processes that are key to understanding and forecasting space weather events that can impact life on Earth. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)

  • MISSION TO THE SUN, debuting Nov. 19 at 8/7c, goes behind the scenes as NASA preps for the launch of the Parker Probe, a historic quest to explore the last great frontier of our solar system — the sun. The special will feature new NASA footage, interviews, and animations to further capture this groundbreaking mission, and a behind-the-scenes look at the exclusive team of NASA scientists who have made this skillfully planned endeavor a reality.
  • A brand-new season of EXPLORER programming will launch Nov. 12 at 10/9c, with a special Starstruck episode featuring space lemurs, flat-earthers and real space cowboys, premiering Dec. 10.
  • Following a wildly successful run in 2014 as the most-watched series ever on National Geographic Channels internationally — seen by more than 135 million people worldwide on National Geographic and FOX — the highly anticipated Emmy award-winning worldwide phenomenon COSMOS returns this spring with COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS. Neil deGrasse Tyson, the famed pop-culture icon, astrophysicist and host of the Emmy-nominated StarTalk, returns as host of COSMOS.
  • A special week of Apollo programming in July shines a light on the grit and glory of the Apollo missions and a look at the new era of space travel and exploration.

LATEST SPACE NEWS, SKY WATCH GUIDES, AND STUNNING PHOTOGRAPHY:

  • Up-to-the-date reporting from National Geographic’s prize-winning editorial team on the Starstruck news page, including live news coverage of the NASA InSight Mars landing (Nov. 26) and the NASA Kuiper Belt flyby (set for Jan. 1, 2019), the latest insights on the upcoming blood moon eclipse, and more
  • Exciting National Geographic magazine space content, debuting in various issues over the next year, including an essay from November guest contributor Bill Nye on space sailing, and future features celebrating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing
  • Monthly sky-watching guides, best space pictures of the month and a spacecraft love letter series (featuring first-person essays written by journalists, scientists, educators and enthusiasts who have a personal connection with the space probe), starting this month on the Starstruck portal.

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Kiehl’s Since 1851 Announces Collaboration with Artist Andrew Bannecker on its 10th Annual Limited Edition Charitable Holiday Collection

Collaboration Help To Provide 1,000,000 Meals* To Families In Need This Holiday Season

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Kiehl’s Since 1851 is pleased to announce its collaboration with artist Andrew Bannecker this holiday season, and its 10th Annual Limited Edition Charitable Holiday Collection.kiehls-logo-png-transparent.png

Andrew Bannecker is an American artist best known for his use of vivid colors, hand-crafted drips and textures. From bubbly characters to sophisticated landscapes, his work is ever evolving and manages to imbue scenes with emotive power. Andrew has collaborated with tastemakers in industries including chocolate, homewares, music, and fashion.

For the fifth year in a row, Kiehl’s is proud to partner with Feeding America to help children and families in need. With this partnership, select holiday gift sets from the Kiehl’s X Andrew Bannecker collection will benefit Feeding America.8fc6071359a35e79b5b15a88a5a0aea6

With a presence in all 50 states and Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico, Feeding America‘s nationwide network of 200 member food banks support 60,000 food assistance programs, shelters, and meal sites. Each year, Feeding America’s network provides meals and resources to over 46 million people in the United States struggling with food insecurity, including nearly 12 million children. The Feeding America network secures and distributes more than 4 billion meals annually.

Continuing its holiday philanthropic tradition, Kiehl’s pledges 100% of its net profits of this collection, up to $100,000, to Feeding America®, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization. This donation will help provide 1,000,000 meals to families this holiday season; $1 donated to the organization helps provide at least 10 meals secured by Feeding America on behalf of local member food banks.

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Kiehl’s Limited Edition Collection for a Cause to benefit Feeding America is $50 and provides 408 Meals to families this holiday season. ($1 helps provide at least 10 meals secured by Feeding America on behalf of local member food banks.) The limited edition skincare set features Kiehl’s customer favorite Calendula formulations–Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Facial Cleanser, Calendula Herbal Extract Alcohol-Free Toner, Calendula & Aloe Soothing Hydration Masque, and Ultra Facial Cream.

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Limited Edition Collection for a Cause $50 Provides 408 Meals*: A limited edition skincare set featuring Kiehl’s customer favorite Calendula formulations–Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Facial Cleanser, Calendula Herbal Extract Alcohol-Free Toner, Calendula & Aloe Soothing Hydration Masque, and Ultra Facial Cream.

Limited Edition Smooth Skin Delights $35 Provides 282 Meals*: Trio includes one each of our Ultimate Strength Hand Salve, Limited Edition Lavender Hand Cream, and Limited Edition Grapefruit Hand Cream, each packaged in a separate box so you can gift the whole trio, or each individually. Each tube is 2.5 oz.

Limited Edition Kiss Me With Kiehl’s $25 Provides 205 Meals*: A trio of Mint, Cranberry, and Original Lip Balm #1, each individually packaged so you can gift the whole trio, or each individually.

Kiehl’s Limited Edition Holiday Collection is available at Kiehl’s stores and Kiehls.com.

*$1 helps provide at least 10 meals* secured by Feeding America on behalf of local member food banks.

Kohl’s Rewards the Gift Giver this Holiday Season, Gifting More Kohl’s Cash than Ever Before

Kohl’s to open at 5 p.m.* on Thanksgiving; Nov. 1 Pre-Black Friday Event Featuring $15 Kohl’s Cash for $50 spent

Kohl’s is gifting more joy than ever this holiday season by rewarding Gift Givers with everything they need to make the holidays happen. With incredible savings all season long, the most sought-after gifts for the whole family, and an easy, convenient shopping experience in stores, online at Kohls.com and on Kohl’s App, customers will experience the joy of shopping at Kohl’s in more ways than ever before. Kohl’s will bring back its successful holiday marketing campaign, Give Joy, Get Joy, positioning Kohl’s Cash as the only-at-Kohl’s value that rewards Gift Givers for their effort all season long.Kohl's

The holiday season is the time when Kohl’s really shines and stands out as the holiday destination for shoppers, and we believe we are well-positioned for the season,” said Michelle Gass, Kohl’s chief executive officer. “We know we have great gifts from top sought-after brands, the unprecedented value of Kohl’s Cash that customers will only find at Kohl’s, and a seamless omnichannel shopping experience that makes it easy to shop with us all season long.

Incredible Savings That Reward Shoppers All Season Long

Kohl’s is the most compelling first stop for customers on Black Friday and throughout the holiday season. With an incredible one-day-only pre-Black Friday event today, November 1, including our customer favorite $15 Kohl’s Cash for every $50 spent, thousands of Black Friday deals, and the deepest value with multiple Kohl’s Cash earn and redeem periods, it’s no secret that Kohl’s is the destination for the hottest gifts at the best value this holiday.

Thursday, November 1: Kohl’s is kicking off the holiday season with a one-day-only Black Friday event featuring select Black Friday deals in stores and online at Kohls.com. Plus, customers earn $15 Kohl’s Cash for every $50 spent on top of incredible deals on top brands and must-have gifts.

Monday, November 19 to Friday, November 23: Back by customer demand, Kohl’s will offer $15 Kohl’s Cash for every $50 spent in stores and online at Kohls.com. Customers can earn Kohl’s Cash on qualifying purchases, including the hottest gifts in toys, electronics and top national brands. Kohl’s will offer incredible Black Friday deals on Kohls.com starting Monday, November 19 and in stores beginning Thursday, November 22 through Friday, November 23. Top deals include:

  • $249.99 Dyson V7 Animal cord-free vacuum or Ball Multi Floor 2 upright bagless vacuum $75 in Kohl’s Cash† with purchase!
  • $99.99 NuWave 6-quart digital air fryer $15 in Kohl’s Cash† with purchase!
  • $79.99 Keurig Crock-Pot Express 8-quart pressure cooker or K55 classic coffee maker $15 in Kohl’s Cash† with purchase!
  • $19.99 SO boots for women
  • $19.99 Select Croft & Barrow, SONOMA Goods for Life and SO pajama sets
  • $14.99 Boxed silver jewelry
  • $8.99 The Big One super soft plush throw
  • $2.99 The Big One standard/queen bed pillows or bath towels
  • 40% off celebrity fragrance gift sets

Thursday, November 22 to Friday, November 23: Kohl’s will offer Black Friday Doorbusters starting at 12:01 a.m. CT on Kohls.com and 5 p.m.* local time when stores open on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 22, through 3 p.m. CT on Kohls.com and 1 p.m.* local time in stores Friday, November 23, or while supplies last. New this year, customers will be able to easily navigate their local Kohl’s store on Black Friday with customized floor plan maps available in each store that highlight the locations of big-ticket Black Friday items. Printed maps will be available to customers waiting in line for doors to open. Black Friday Doorbusters include:

  • $399.99 Canon EOS Rebel T6 DSLR camera $120 in Kohl’s Cash† with purchase!
  • $329.00 TV LG 49” 4K smart TV $90 in Kohl’s Cash† with purchase!
  • $199.99 Microsoft Xbox One S 1TB Minecraft Starter and Creators Pack bundle $60 in Kohl’s Cash† with purchase!
  • $149.99 Fitbit Versa smart watch $45 in Kohl’s Cash† with purchase!
  • $119.99 Fitbit Charge 3 advanced fitness tracker $30 in Kohl’s Cash† with purchase!
  • $69.99 Instant Pot Duo60 7-in-1 6-quart pressure cooker $15 in Kohl’s Cash† with purchase!
  • $69.99 1/4ct diamond bracelet $15 in Kohl’s Cash† with purchase!
  • $19.99 1/10ct diamond earrings
  • $19.99 Nerf Helios, 18-pack Hatchimals CollEGGibiles, Fisher-Price Little People Work Together Construction Site or Disney Princess Magic Wand Castle
  • $6.99 SO pajama pants

Saturday, November 24 to Wednesday, December 5: Customers who earned Kohl’s Cash the week of November 19 can redeem their Kohl’s Cash on anything in stores and online at Kohls.com a value found only at Kohl’s! Gift Givers eager to find the perfect gift can view Kohl’s entire Black Friday advertisement here. Continue reading

Saks Fifth Avenue reveals “Theater Of Dreams” Holiday Window Concept In Partnership With Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS

Saks Fifth Avenue continues its long-standing tradition of delighting and captivating spectators around the world with a holiday show like no other. In alliance with Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, one of the nation’s leading industry-based HIV/AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations, Saks Fifth Avenue will unveil its theater-inspired 10-story-tall theatrical light show and holiday windows concept on Fifth Avenue on Monday, November 19.

As we reimagine our iconic Fifth Avenue windows and celebrate the holiday season with Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS this year, we hope to connect with people in a meaningful way while helping those in need,” said Marc Metrick, President, Saks Fifth Avenue. “From the Broadway-caliber Theater of Dreams performance on Fifth Avenue to spreading holiday magic across all Saks stores in North America and online, we strive to deliver an unparalleled holiday shopping experience for our customers.

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‘Theater of Dreams’ Logo

Over a year in the making, the fantastical show is an ode to the grandeur of the Broadway stage. The performance, titled Theater of Dreams, will include well over one hundred Broadway dancers performing a one-of-a-kind number live on Fifth Avenue, in a number produced by Broadway Cares. The musical performance is directed by Michael Lee Scott and choreographed by Tammy Colucci.

What could be more magical for the holidays than 124 high-spirited Broadway dancers filling Fifth Avenue to usher in the holidays in front of New York’s most iconic window displays and light show at Saks?” Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Executive Director Tom Viola said. “We’re honored Saks invited us to join them in this special celebration and are particularly appreciative of Saks’ support for those who’ve been marginalized and simply need a kind, helping hand.”

For the first time in the retailer’s 94-year history, Saks Fifth Avenue premieres a digital storytelling animation concept, along with the brand’s traditional vignettes in its New York holiday window display. The windows, presented by Mastercard, will bring to life an imaginary shopper’s visit to the theater, where she dreams of Saks Fifth Avenue.

Rendition of Saks Fifth Avenue 'Theater of Dreams window facade

A rendition of Saks Fifth Avenue ‘Theater of Dreams window facade

As part of the display, the Fifth Avenue center six windows each depict a different scene from the shopper’s dream, integrating real-life props with digital screens. Vignettes include the shopper experiencing countless luxurious offerings within Saks, including her personal Fifth Avenue Club visit, her search for the perfect shoe inside the world-renowned 10022-SHOE, and her trip to a spa room for pampering unlike any other on the revolutionary beauty floor.

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Saks Fifth Avenue crowd

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A rendition of Saks Fifth Avenue ‘Theater of Dreams window facades

The New York unveiling of Theater of Dreams will be live from Fifth Avenue and streamed via Saks.com for audiences around the world to enjoy. The online event, presented by Mastercard, will take place on Monday, November 19 at 7:00 PM ET. The window animation and light show will continue throughout the holiday season until January 2, 2019.

Mastercard is proud to partner with Saks Fifth Avenue on this year’s Theatre of Dreams, the brand’s 2018 holiday experience,” commented Linda Kirkpatrick, executive vice president, U.S. Merchants and Acceptance Mastercard. “For over a decade, Mastercard has partnered with Saks to create unique experiences for customers and cardholders that are truly Priceless and captivate audiences around the world. The Saks’ holiday windows and light show is an iconic New York City tradition and we are excited for this year’s performance.”

Customers can sponsor a light bulb on the façade of the Saks Fifth Avenue flagship for the annual holiday light show and all proceeds will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Visit saks.com to purchase.

Select Saks stores across the country will host an extraordinary array of events, including theatrical performances and shopping surprises starting November 29. Events are held each Thursday, Friday, and Saturday through the holiday season until December 22. Visitors can view their local store’s activities on the Store & Events page on Saks.com.

In celebration of the gift-giving season, Saks offers dedicated holiday concierges to assist customers with all of their gift-giving needs, including gift-wrapping, shipping, delivery, or simply finding that perfect present. Customers may access the holiday concierge in select Saks locations or 24/7 on saks.com/locations/services.

Whether shopping for exclusive gifts or designer delights, customers can find impeccable presents in the 123 page ultimate Saks Holiday Gift Guide. Gift guides are in stores or on Saks.com. Continue reading

2018 Holiday Gift Guide: Harrods Partners With Williams Sonoma To Launch Exclusive Collection Available In The United States

Direct from the Food Halls of the world-renowned department store, Harrods Hampers, and classic items now available on Williams Sonoma online.

World famous department store Harrods is pleased to announce its expansion outside its native London with leading specialty retailer, Williams Sonoma. Williams Sonoma, a member of the Williams-Sonoma, Inc. portfolio of brands, will now offer a curated collection of 15 classic Harrods items including the iconic Harrods hampers, signature tea blends, premium biscuits, and candy. This exclusive partnership is Harrods’ first venture into the United States and will be a digital e-commerce offering, available at www.williams-sonoma.com/harrods.Temporary_Williams_Sonoma_Brandmark_041116

The announcement follows an acclaimed partnership with Williams Sonoma beginning when Harrods opened the doors to its new Roastery and Bake Hall, marking the largest redevelopment of the historic Food Halls in more than 30 years. The newly renovated hall sells signature Williams Sonoma food items including confections such as Williams Sonoma’s Peppermint Bark, baking mixes, sauces and flavored coffee beans to Harrods’ local and international customers.

Harrods Signature Hampers Now Available in the U.S. on www.WilliamsSonoma.com-Harrods (Courtesy of Williams Sonoma)

Harrods Signature Hampers Now Available in the U.S. on http://www.WilliamsSonoma.com/Harrods (Courtesy of Williams Sonoma)

Harrods Hampers remain an iconic symbol of the British retailer’s history with luxury food and service packaged together. As early as 1890, Harrods sold School Hampers as gifts from parents to their children returning to boarding school. By 1895, the interest for gifting Harrods hampers had expanded to Christmas ranges with varieties filled with Christmas dinner essentials from brandy butter, full hams, and whiskey. The trend has continued to grow in popularity since the store’s inception and the hampers remain a classic gift for any occasion.

The new range spans a diverse product offering, kickstarting with Christmas items ahead of the holiday season—perfect for gifting or enjoying among family and friends. From British classics including Harrods Mince Pies and Christmas Pudding to year-round favorites like Dark Chocolate and Ginger Biscuits, Blackcurrant Jam and English Mustard, the product offering is an authentic reflection of British treats crafted by Harrods’ world-class team of chefs and suppliers.

Harrods Exclusive Collection

 

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Harrods Luxury Extravagance Hamper

  • Harrods Luxury Extravagance Hamper, $999.95: (Harrods Truffle Salted Marcona Almonds, Dark Chocolate and Ginger Biscuits, Triple Chocolate Biscuits (x2 quantities), Date and Pecan Biscuits, All-Butter Shortbread Fingers, Blood Orange Marmalade, English Strawberry Jam, Lemon Curd, Dark Marmalade, Orange Lemon and Bay Marmalade, English Blackcurrant Jam, Raspberry and Rose Tea Jam, English Mustard, Beetroot Caraway and Orange Marmalade, Scottish Raspberry Preserve, Devon Ale Fruit Chutney, Hot Smoke Chilli Jam, Cucumber Fennel and Gin Relish, Bramley Apple Sauce, Honey and Chilli Mustard, English Breakfast No. 14 Tea, Earl Grey No. 42 Tea, Darjeeling No. 26, Ground Kenyan Coffee, Ground Java Coffee, Ground Columbian Coffee, Hot Chocolate Praline, Harrods Chocolate Cantuccini, Harrods Linguini, Harrods Olive Pasta Sauce, Harrods Radiatori)

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    Harrods Exquisite Luxury Hamper

  • Harrods Exquisite Luxury Hamper, $599.95: (Harrods Truffle Salted Marcona Almonds, Luxury Everyday Triple Chocolate Biscuits, Harrods Luxury Everyday Spiced Rhubarb Oat Biscuits, Lemon Curd, Orange Lemon & Bay Marmalade, English Blackcurrant Jam, English Mustard, Hot Smoke Chilli Jam, English Breakfast No. 14 tea, Earl Grey No.42 Tea, Darjeeling No. 26, Luxury Ground Java, Ground Colombian Coffee, Hot Chocolate Praline, Harrods Amaretti, Harrods Basil Pasta Sauce, Harrods Linguini, Harrods Rigatoni)

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    Harrods Luxury Christmas Hamper

  • Harrods Luxury Christmas Hamper, $399.95 (Harrods Classic Christmas Pudding, Harrods Classic Mince Pies, Clementine Glitter Biscuits, Christmas Marmalade, Christmas Tea Blend, After Dinner Coffee, Christmas Jam)

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    Harrods Luxury Treats Hamper

  • Harrods Luxury Gourmet Hamper, $299.95 (Harrods Luxury Everyday Triple Chocolate Biscuits, English Blackcurrant Jam, Devon Ale Fruit Chutney, English Breakfast No. 14 Tea, Ground Columbian Coffee, Harrods Basil Pasta Sauce, Harrods Linguini)

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    Harrods Christmas Holly and Ivy Hamper

  • Harrods Christmas Holly and Ivy Hamper, $259.95 (Harrods Christmas Chocolate Bar, Clementine Glitter Biscuits, Christmas Jam, Harrods Spiced Tea, Harrods After Dinner Coffee)
  • Harrods Luxury Classic Hamper, $259.95 (Harrods Luxury Everyday Dark Chocolate and Ginger Biscuits, Blood Orange Marmalade, English Strawberry Jam, English Mustard, Beetroot Caraway & Orange Marmalade, English Breakfast No. 14 Tea, Ground Columbian Coffee)
  • Harrods Luxury Treats Hamper, $199.95 (Harrods Luxury Everyday Dark Chocolate and Ginger Biscuits, Scottish Raspberry Preserve, English Breakfast No.14, Ground Columbian Coffee)

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    Harrods Luxury Treats Hamper

  • Harrods Tea Tim Gift Box, $125.95
  • The Harrods Christmas Treats Gift Box, $125.95
  • Harrods Heritage Biscuit Assortment, $49.95
  • Harrods Heritage Loose Leaf Tea Gift Pack, $49.95
  • Harrods Cocoa Dusted Almonds, $39.95
  • Harrods Heritage No. 14 Breakfast Blend Tea Bag, $29.95
  • Harrods Heritage Shortbread Tin, $29.95
  • Harrods Heritage Toffees, $19.95

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Let’s Have A Parade™: The World-Renowned Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® Kicks Off The Holiday Season

The 92nd edition of the iconic holiday event ushers in the season with its signature giant character balloons floats of fantasy, the nation’s finest marching bands, whimsical performance groups, music’s biggest stars, and the one-and-only Santa Claus

Performers include Bad Bunny, Barenaked Ladies, Bazzi, Ally Brooke, Kane Brown, Brynn Cartelli, Jack & Jack, John Legend, Leona Lewis, Ella Mai, Tegan Marie, Martina McBride, Rita Ora, Carly Pearce, Pentatonix, Anika Noni Rose and the cast & Muppets of Sesame Street, Diana Ross, Sugarland, Ashley Tisdale, Mackenzie Ziegler and Johnny Orlando

A spectacle like no other awaits millions as the 92nd Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® kicks off the holiday season. Set to march through the streets of New York City on Thursday, November 22 at 9:00 a.m., the nation will celebrate Thanksgiving gathered with family and friends and more than 8,000 volunteers. Dressed as clowns, guiding the flight of larger-than-life character balloons, bringing the beat in the nation’s best marching bands and entertaining the crowds with their show-stopping performances, these participants will inspire and delight the nation. With the time-honored phrase, Let’s Have a Parade™, the spectacle begins for more than 3.5 million spectators in New York City and more than 50 million television viewers nationwide.

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The world-renowned Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® officially kicks off the season with the 92nd edition of the holiday tradition on Thursday, Nov. 22 at 9 a.m. ET. (Graphic: Business Wire)

This year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will redefine spectacle with a jaw-dropping mix of must-see entertainment for millions of spectators,” said Susan Tercero, executive producer of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. “Featuring an amazing line-up of high flying balloons, dazzling animated floats, world-class marching bands and performance groups, the nation’s top music artists, and of course, the one-and-only Santa Claus, the Macy’s Parade will once again herald the arrival of the holiday season.

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is the nation’s biggest and most anticipated holiday celebration. Broadcast nationally on NBC, with millions of families nationwide tuning in to watch the excitement unfold, the TODAY Show’s Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb and Al Roker will host the three-hour broadcast from 9 a.m. – noon (in all time zones).

The 92nd 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.MTDP_LOGO_18_TRI_COLOR_highres

On 34th Street, Broadway’s best shows will take a star turn in front of Macy’s famed flagship with special performances. In addition, the show-stopping Radio City Rockettes® will bring their signature high-kicking magic to Herald Square.

Since November of 1924, the Macy’s Parade has enthralled the nation and become synonymous with the start of the holiday season. For the 92nd edition, the line-up will feature 16 giant character balloons; 43 novelty balloons, heritage balloons, balloonicles, balloonheads and trycaloons; 26 floats; 1,200 cheerleaders and dancers; more than 1,000 clowns; and 12 marching bands.

STARS ON PARADE

The star power along the Parade route and in homes across the country will feature some of the nation’s most exciting performers. Appearing onboard one of Macy’s signature floating stages will be Bad Bunny, Barenaked Ladies, Bazzi, Ally Brooke, Kane Brown, Brynn Cartelli, Jack & Jack, John Legend, Leona Lewis, Ella Mai, Tegan Marie, Martina McBride, Rita Ora, Carly Pearce, Pentatonix, Anika Noni Rose and the cast & Muppets of Sesame Street, Diana Ross with her children and extended family (including Rhonda Ross, Tracee Ellis Ross, Chudney Ross, Ross Naess and Evan Ross with wife Ashlee Simpson-Ross), Sugarland, Ashley Tisdale, Mackenzie Ziegler and Johnny Orlando; with a special appearance by the one-and-only Santa Claus. Continue reading

Introducing the GUESS Holiday 2018 Advertising Campaign

The GUESS 2018 Holiday campaign, by Chief Creative Officer, Paul Marciano (and shot through the lens of Tatiana Gerusova throughout the streets of Downtown Los Angeles, which is home to the GUESS Global HQ) is a nod to GUESS’ roots and history. Models Gwen Van Meir, Alexandria Hanson, and Mitchell Wick are seen wearing the latest trends in ready to wear, eyewear, watches, jewelry, footwear, and handbags.

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GUESS Holiday ’18 Campaign (Photo: Business Wire)

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GUESS Holiday ’18 Campaign (Photo: Business Wire)

I decided to shoot the holiday campaign in the streets of Los Angeles – where GUESS began for me and my brother Maurice when we started the company in 1981,” says Marciano. He continued, “The city was an inspiration for us then and it will always be our home. Inspiration today is bigger than ever in this city. The whole world is watching.

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GUESS Red Triangle logo

The women’s wear assortment features a combination of festive pieces anchored by modern, timeless silhouettes. Dresses are offered in a wide range of patterns and fabrics including lace, knit and buttery faux-leather. Oversized denim jackets, distressed jeans, and jumpsuits are casual staple pieces that can be elevated with standout accessories and polished separates for a cohesive result. Faux fur jackets add a touch of glamour to any holiday event-ready ensemble and return this season in wintery white, warm burgundy and baby blue. For men, cozy cable knit sweaters paired with distressed denim jeans in light to dark washes topped with a camel-colored overcoat works for both day and night.

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GUESS Holiday ’18 Campaign (Photo: Business Wire)

Watches with metal wristbands and large chronograph faces in black, white and blue tones are classic timepieces. For eyewear, oversized optics with silver and gold metal lanyards are the standout frames of the season. Holiday’s footwear includes black faux-leather over-the-knee boots as well as an array of strappy platform heels in a variety of colors. The jewelry collection features a mixture of multi-tone circle fringe earrings and hoops. Holiday’s handbags consist of oversized convertible logo cross body bags with metal chain detailing and are balanced out by top handle structured totes.

The collection will be available in stores and online starting early November. Look for these GUESS images in upcoming issues of top international fashion and lifestyle magazines, in GUESS retail stores and on collateral materials.

The 2018 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Holiday Special To Air On ABC, Sunday, Dec. 2

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Colorado Native Taylor Hill Will Open This Year’s Show

Victoria’s Secret’s legendary Angels take to the runway for the 2018 Victoria’s Secret Holiday Special, showcasing an all-star lineup of musical guests, including Bebe Rexha, The Chainsmokers, Halsey, Kelsea Ballerini, Rita Ora, Shawn Mendes, and The Struts. Merging fashion, fantasy and entertainment, “The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Holiday Special” will air Sunday, Dec. 2 (10:00–11:00 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.

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Bebe Rexha

The world’s biggest fashion event is returning to New York City after recent productions in London, Paris, and Shanghai. It will be seen in more than 190 countries after its broadcast premiere on ABC.

The show is a year-long production, and 2018 promises to be our most ambitious yet,” said Victoria’s Secret executive producer Ed Razek. “We have more musical guests, more fashion and more stories than ever; and, of course, 60 of the world’s top models.”

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Joining Victoria’s Secret Angels Adriana Lima, Behati Prinsloo (back after a three-year hiatus), Candice Swanepoel, Elsa Hosk, Jasmine Tookes, Josephine Skriver, Lais Ribeiro, Martha Hunt, Romee Strijd, Sara Sampaio, Stella Maxwell and Taylor Hill will be internationally known sisters Gigi and Bella Hadid, and Kendall Jenner.

The holiday special also will showcase Victoria’s Secret’s newest designer collaboration with Mary Katrantzou, the London-based “Queen of Prints.” Her chic, feminine designs will be featured on the runway in a section of “The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Holiday Special.

“The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Holiday Special” is produced by Done+Dusted Productions Ltd. Ed Razek, Monica Mitro, Ian Stewart, Melanie Fletcher, and Hamish Hamilton are executive producers. Hamish Hamilton is the director.

Frist Art Museum Presents “Life, Love & Marriage Chests in Renaissance Italy”

Exhibition of Marriage Ritual Objects from the Italian Renaissance Opens November 16, 2018

The Frist Art Museum presents Life, Love & Marriage Chests in Renaissance Italy, an exhibition (organized by Contemporanea Progetti with the Museo Stibbert, Florence, Italy) that offers an intimate view of life in the Renaissance through art commissioned to celebrate marriage and family. Drawing on a selection of outstanding marriage chests, panels, and a variety of domestic objects belonging to the Museo Stibbert, the exhibition will be on view in the Frist’s Upper-Level Galleries from November 16, 2018, through February 18, 2019.

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Apollonio di Giovanni di Tomaso (b. 1415/17, Florence; d. 1465, Florence) and Workshop. Panel from a Marriage Chest (cassone) with Story of an Assault on a Maritime City, ca. 1460. Tempera and gold on panel, 17 3/4 x 20 1/2 in. Collection of Museo Stibbert, Florence, Italy

This exhibition is supported in part by the Metro Nashville Arts Commission, the Tennessee Arts Commission, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Beginning in the late 1300s, cassoni—elaborately painted and gilded marriage chests—were an important part of marriage rituals and among the most prestigious furnishings in the house or palace of the newlyweds. Usually commissioned in pairs and shaped like ancient sarcophagi, the chests were an expression of the family’s wealth and position in society. They were conspicuously paraded through the streets from the bride’s family home to her husband’s home—a clear statement of a new economic and political alliance between elite families—and then later used in the home for seating and storage. Cassoni is considered antecedents to the hope chests popular in America until the middle of the last century.

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Artist unknown (Urbino). Fruit Bowl, 16th century. Tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica), 2 3/4 in. height, 4 3/8 in. diameter. Collection of Museo Stibbert, Florence, Italy

The chests’ function, craftsmanship, and decorative techniques, and the significance and sources of the imagery are at the heart of the exhibition,” says Frist Art Museum curator Trinita Kennedy. “We are excited to present several rare complete cassoni, as well as fragments, which include lavish wood panels that usually depict themes of fidelity and love as well as narrative scenes drawn from history and mythology.”

Displayed alongside the chests is an array of other art objects also made for the home, including devotional paintings, pottery, and textiles.

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Bernardo di Stefano Roselli (?) (b. 1450, Florence; d. 1526, Florence). Panel from a Marriage Chest (cassone) with Trojan Horse Scene, ca. 1470. Tempera and gold on panel, 19 1/4 x 50 3/8 in. Collection of Museo Stibbert, Florence, Italy

Public Programs

Friday, November 16, 6:30 p.m., Frist Art Museum Auditorium, Free

Opening Night Lecture for Life, Love & Marriage Chests in Renaissance Italy: Art, Marriage, and Family in the Florentine Renaissance Palace, presented by Jacqueline Marie Musacchio. Continue reading