SHOES.COM Introduces Hardy Design Works

SHOES.COM today announced its second original footwear and accessories line, Hardy Design Works, an collection which will be available exclusively on SHOES.COM and OnlineShoes.com. This announcement comes just four months after the company debuted its first original line of footwear and accessories, PIKA. This new line is perfect for every occasion, whether you’re looking for looking for fashionable styles for the resort or your next favorite pair of boardroom chic pumps. The line will expand with further new styles set to arrive for Fall 2015.

SHOES.COM Introduces Hardy Design Works: An exclusive Line of Men's and Women's Shoes and Accessories (PRNewsFoto/SHOES.COM)

SHOES.COM Introduces Hardy Design Works: An exclusive Line of Men’s and Women’s Shoes and Accessories (PRNewsFoto/SHOES.COM)

Roger Hardy and his wife, Jenny, created Hardy Design Works as a joint venture that blends their shared interests in fashion and style. With Jenny’s keen eye for trends and experience in the fashion industry and Roger’s e-commerce expertise, starting with footwear and expanding to bags and accessories came to them naturally. Dedicated to a vision of style that commands attention, Hardy Design Works is a luxury lifestyle brand inspired by forward-thinking design with a touch of heritage. With a passion for the smallest of details, Roger and Jenny work together to create beautifully constructed shoes, accessories and bags that convey confidence andbg-women-hero style. Alongside the trademark Hardy tartan and crest, which were inspired by Roger’s family history, clean design and attention to detail are the hallmarks of the brand. Offering a range of luxury products for the contemporary man and woman, these sophisticated styles are ideal for all social occasions. Released seasonally, each collection features a unique blend of classic styles, modern silhouettes and coveted materials.

The Hardy Design Works Spring product line offers 23 styles for both men and women. The shoes and accessories are designed for consumers seeking the highest quality materials on a classic style featuring a modern silhouette. With a signature blue shoe sole and the Hardy family crest, styles available at launch include classic women’s pump the York ($110 retail), women’s gladiator sandal the Hoxton ($145 retail), and the croc-embossed men’s Ashford loafer ($145 retail).

Our SHOES.COM customers love fashion-forward shoes that are high quality while not breaking the bank. With the Hardy Design Works line, we can offer customers both – current, on-trend styles that feature the same quality found in much more expensive shoes,” said Roger Hardy, CEO of SHOES.COM.  “Similar to our approach developing PIKA, our first original product line, we focused not only on the aesthetic of the line and the look of each individual shoe, but also on the quality of materials. We want to produce high quality shoes that look great, and will provide a comfortable fit that will last for many seasons to come.”

To check out the newest Hardy Design Works styles, visit SHOES.COM or HardyDesignWorks.com

Celebrate the new season with PANDORA Jewelry and the Spring 2015 Collection featuring pieces inspired by nature. The affordable luxury brand blooms with elegant pieces paying tribute to the symbol of transformation: the butterfly.

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The collection consists of statement pieces that capture the ethereal movements of a butterfly in flight. The asymmetric, abstract butterfly statement ring and pendant necklace feature glittering micro-set cubic zirconia set in sterling silver, accentuating the beauty and sophistication of the butterfly. The necklace can be styled in three different lengths to accessorize any look.

Tiny, delicate butterfly studs with dazzling stones in sterling silver or 14K gold add a touch of simple elegance to any spring occasion. Complete the look with the Fluttering Butterflies charm added to a bangle bracelet; it is available in light-pink enamel or shimmering pave and features delicate cutout detail.

Spring calls for subtle sophistication when accessorizing an outfit. You can style your spring outfit with a bracelet or a necklace chain with the Sparkling Butterfly dangle charm in sterling silver or PANDORA Rose(TM), featuring 92 clear stones set in a whimsical rose-pink hue, perfectly capturing the spirit of spring. The Spring Collection is now available in stores. To locate an authorized retailer or view the entire collection, visit www.pandora.net.

VIA SPIGA DEBUTS SPRING 2015 ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN FEATURING MODEL HILARY RHODA

The Via Spiga Spring 2015 campaign featuring model Hilary Rhoda (in images by photographer Sharif Hamza) is designed to be modern and elegant and speaks to all facets of a woman’s life — exploring her sophisticated, passionate personality, and her sexy, playful spirit. Miss Rhoda is shown in a series of seated positions with the objects of desire — the shoes – in the foreground.

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The Via Spiga Spring 2015 campaign featuring model Hilary Rhoda: Via Spiga Dahlia Pump

The Via Spiga Spring 2015 campaign featuring model Hilary Rhoda: Via Spiga Gwena leather sandal with jewel embellishments

The Via Spiga Spring 2015 campaign featuring model Hilary Rhoda: Via Spiga Gwena leather sandal with jewel embellishments

 

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The Via Spiga Spring 2015 campaign featuring model Hilary Rhoda: Via Spiga Moss Wedge Sandal

Established in 1985 and named after one of the most famous shopping districts in Milan, the Via Spiga brand represents the finest in Italian design; and with its signature sleek and architectural designs, Via Spiga’s collection of footwear and accessories brings high fashion off the runways to fashion-conscious women around the globe. The geometric lines and crisp color palette of white, cool blue, green and silver deliberately matches the sleek look and sophisticated mood of the spring 2015 collection, while the mirrored floor reflects water-like ripples onto the walls and ceiling of the space, adding lively movement which is juxtaposed with Rhoda’s graceful and powerful presence.

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The Via Spiga Spring 2015 campaign featuring model Hilary Rhoda: Via Spiga Sumner Flat Gladiator Sandal

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The Via Spiga Spring 2015 campaign featuring model Hilary Rhoda: Via Spiga Tammrynn Sandal

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The Via Spiga Spring 2015 campaign featuring model Hilary Rhoda: Via Spiga Tashara Sandal

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The Via Spiga Spring 2015 campaign featuring model Hilary Rhoda: Via Spiga Terrelle High-Heel Sandal

The campaign features eleven styles from Via Spiga’s spring 2015 collection, each suited to different aspects of the modern woman’s life. From chic pointed-toe suede mules for a big meeting, to spectacular black and gold gladiator heels for a night out, Via Spiga offers styles for every occasion. All are produced in beautiful Italian leathers with luxurious detailing. Featured styles include: the Dahlia pump in color-blocked suede, the Gwena leather sandal with jewel embellishments, the Sumner flat gladiator sandal, and the Terrelle high-heeled sandal in metallic Nappa leather, among others.

The campaign will debut in print (in major fashion magazines around the world) and online, beginning in March. The collection will be available for purchase on ViaSpiga.com and at major department stores in the U.S. including Nordstrom and Bloomingdale’s.

Let Your Style Blossom with the New Spring Collection from PANDORA Jewelry

The season blooms with PANDORA Jewelry as the affordable luxury brand celebrates new beginnings and the magic of nature with this year’s spring collection. Mirroring the latest trends seen on the runways, the new collection incorporates the purity of spring with delicate designs and white floras. You can also capture the spirit of the season with the symbol of new beginnings: the butterfly. Abstract butterflies set in glittering cubic zirconia come in a statement ring and pendant necklace. Tiny, delicate butterfly studs in sterling silver or 14K gold add a touch of simple elegance to any occasion.

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This collection introduces a series of new rings in modern, graphic, geometric patterns seen on this season’s catwalks. Sterling silver and 14K gold bands come in a variety of styles, vintage-inspired settings and brilliant cut stones. All the rings are stackable to create a one-of-a-kind look. Wear one for a simplistic shimmer, or stack three or four to create an original statement piece.

Floral pieces in white enamel and dazzling stones embody the blossoming flowers of the new season. The white floral bouquet ring is the perfect addition to any springtime look, creating a statement piece that aligns with the beauty of nature. Dazzling daisies set in sterling silver and cubic zirconia in bands, earrings, a dangle charm and statement rings display the timeless elegance of the dainty flower. Wear the daisies as a delightful bouquet or alone for a hint of shimmering beauty.

This new collection brings to life everything we love about the new season, from the soft spring colors to the fragile beauty of butterflies and blooms,” said Charisse Ford, Chief Marketing Officer, PANDORA Americas. “The modern, contemporary collection has something for every woman, ranging from on-trend statement pieces to subtle hints of spring beauty.”

Add to or start your jewelry collection this March with PANDORA’s bracelet promotion March 19 through March 22. Spend $100 and get a sterling silver Pandora Clasp, Heart Clasp, Bangle, ESSENCE or PANDORA Rose(TM) Bracelet. Spend $500 and receive a two-toned Pandora Clasp Bracelet, two-toned Bangle Bracelet or two-toned ESSENCE Bracelet. The spring collection is available in stores on March 12, 2015. To locate an authorized retailer or view the entire collection, visit www.pandora.net.

World’s First Swarovski Starburst Light Show Spectacular Debuts On Las Vegas Strip

Images provided by Marina Nicola and Erika Pope/Vox Solid Communications for Swarovski

Created for Swarovski’s custom pavilion and six-story-tall Starburst, the Swarovski Midnight Celebration was designed to be the centerpiece of the new Grand Bazaar Shops.

Visitors to Las Veags now has a brand new feature to the town-that-never-sleeps to look forward to and be excited about. Last night, at midnight, the Las Vegas Strip welcomed its newest outdoor entertainment spectacle: the Swarovski Midnight Celebration at Grand Bazaar Shops at Bally’s Las Vegas, a dazzling three-minute-long light-and-sound show designed to mark the dawn of a new day, which was envisioned as a way to bring the annual New Year’s Eve-style excitement to the Strip every night of the year. The production incorporates the Swarovski Starburst–a one-of-a-kind, 14-foot-diameter structure composed of 911 custom-cut Swarovski crystal spheres–as well as a large video screen embedded into the multi-faceted facade of the Swarovski pavilion. Evocative scenes from exotic bazaars, together with the Starburst’s more than 1,800 points of LED light, are choreographed to a dramatic original score featuring enchanting beats of world music.

 

The Grand Bazaar Shops at Bally’s Las Veags (an outdoor shopping –and dining– mecca at the heart of the Las Vegas Strip inspired by the world’s legendary great open-air markets, located at the busiest pedestrian intersection in Las Vegas) also opened its outdoor shopping attraction earlier that morning, featuring unique international retailers and well-known merchants at the heart of the Las Vegas Strip. The dynamic mix of tenants and must-see attractions offers visitors a one-of-a-kind retail experience in Las Vegas that is very much a signature of the town itself. A list of current retailers, service provider and dining establishments can be found at http://www.grandbazaarshops.com/retailers/.

World's First Swarovski Starburst Light Show Spectacular Debuts On Las Vegas Strip. Swarovski Midnight Celebration to Dazzle Shoppers Each Night at New Grand Bazaar Shops at Bally's Las Vegas.

World’s First Swarovski Starburst Light Show Spectacular Debuts On Las Vegas Strip. Swarovski Midnight Celebration to Dazzle Shoppers Each Night at New Grand Bazaar Shops at Bally’s Las Vegas.

Representing a first for Swarovski, the 400-square-foot boutique is a free-standing pavilion whose exterior is composed of dozens of large, angular facets designed to make the structure resemble a cut crystal. Inside, the boutique boasts hand-selected finishes–such as linen, paper and burlap forms and inlays–throughout, as well as eye-catching, crystal-enhanced glass spheres playfully suspended from the ceiling. Specially crafted panels provide an artful platform for the presentation of Swarovski jewelry and decor.

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World’s First Swarovski Starburst Light Show Spectacular Debuts On Las Vegas Strip. Swarovski Midnight Exterior Shot of the new Swarovski Boutiqe at the New Grand Bazaar Shops at Bally’s Las Vegas.

World's First Swarovski Starburst Light Show Spectacular Debuts On Las Vegas Strip. Interior Shot of the new  Swarovski boutique at the New Grand Bazaar Shops at Bally's Las Vegas.

World’s First Swarovski Starburst Light Show Spectacular Debuts On Las Vegas Strip. Interior Shot of the new Swarovski boutique at the New Grand Bazaar Shops at Bally’s Las Vegas.

World's First Swarovski Starburst Light Show Spectacular Debuts On Las Vegas Strip. Interior Shot of the new  Swarovski boutique at the New Grand Bazaar Shops at Bally's Las Vegas.

World’s First Swarovski Starburst Light Show Spectacular Debuts On Las Vegas Strip. Interior Shot of the new Swarovski boutique at the New Grand Bazaar Shops at Bally’s Las Vegas.

World's First Swarovski Starburst Light Show Spectacular Debuts On Las Vegas Strip. Interior Shot of the new  Swarovski boutique at the New Grand Bazaar Shops at Bally's Las Vegas.

World’s First Swarovski Starburst Light Show Spectacular Debuts On Las Vegas Strip. Interior Shot of the new Swarovski boutique at the New Grand Bazaar Shops at Bally’s Las Vegas.

In keeping with the Grand Bazaar theme, the boutique features Swarovski’s first-ever “bartering window,” allowing passersby to negotiate the price they pay for select items. Among the items slated to be featured in the barter window are limited-edition pieces such as crystallized Beats Headphones; a Martin custom-designed crystal classic acoustic guitar; a Gibson Les Paul electric guitar and crystallized white, black and pink skulls. Specific items for which visitors can barter will change from day to day.

The Grand Bazaar Shops and the Swarovski boutique (3641 Las Vegas Blvd. South) will be open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. For more information, go to Grand Bazaar Shops at Bally’s Las Vegas and for Swarovski, go to Swarovski.com.

Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Tuesday, December 9 on the CBS Television Network

Seven-time GRAMMY® Award-winning artist Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande and Hozier will perform on THE VICTORIA’S SECRET FASHION SHOW, to be broadcast Tuesday, Dec. 9 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. World-famous Victoria’s Secret Supermodels Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Doutzen Kroes, Candice Swanepoel, Lily Aldridge, Behati Prinsloo, Karlie Kloss, Elsa Hosk, Lindsay Ellingson and more will be a part of the show, which films in London for the first time, and merges fashion, fantasy and entertainment into a runway spectacle. The show, seen in approximately 200 countries, will include musical performances, pink carpet interviews, model profiles and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the world’s most celebrated fashion show.

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Also in the special, Supermodels Adriana Lima and Alessandra Ambrosio will wear the 2014 Dream Angels Fantasy Bras designed exclusively for Victoria’s Secret by Mouawad. Valued at $2 million each, the Dream Angels Fantasy Bras include accompanying body pieces of fine gemstones. Inspired by the Dream Angels Demi silhouette, these bras are handset with rubies, diamonds, blue and light blue sapphires strung together with 18K gold. Each bra is adorned with over 16,000 of the precious gems. This is the first time two Victoria’s Secret Angels have been chosen to wear the coveted Fantasy Bras.

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Lands’ End Launches Holiday “#MonogramMonday” Campaign Searching for Monogram Matches

At Lands’ End, monogramming costs just $6 per monogram and $10 on most luggage, towel, and sheet sets. Most items can accommodate a monogram of up to 10 characters on one line. (Some items, like baby blankets, can accommodate a monogram of up to 15 characters on up to 3 lines.) To celebrate the company’s busiest monogramming season, today Lands’ End has launched #MonogramMonday, a fun campaign searching for individuals with initials to match monograms posted on Lands’ End’s social platforms.

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Each Monday at 8:00 a.m. (CST) from December 1December 22, 2014, Lands’ End will post a photo or video of a three-lettered monogram on Twitter (@LandsEndPR & @LandsEnd), Facebook (www.facebook.com/landsend) and Instagram (@LandsEnd_PR & @LandsEnd). The lucky-named individuals whose personal initials match the posted monogram in any order can enter at www.landsend.com/monogrammonday within 24 hours.  All entries matching the monogram will be collected and one winner will be chosen at random to win a $1,000 Lands’ End gift card each week.

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During the holiday season, November and December, the monogramming department will go through 3,600 spools of thread – the equivalent of 10,800 miles of thread. The company offers 30 different thread colors to help create a truly personalized look with a monogram, with Parchment being the most popular thread color during the holiday season due to the high volume of Christmas stockings monogrammed. Customers can choose from a single initial, three initials or a word, and then select from a variety of font styles for each choice, with “Mom” and “Dad” being the most popular monograms.

Monogramming at Lands’ End is our specialty and we love to see how creative our customers and employees can be with thread colors, phrases and words that help to uniquely personalize everything from cashmere sweaters, down vests, canvas totes and fleece throws to even slippers and socks,” said Steve Rado, SVP, chief marketing officer, Lands’ End. “We thought we’d join in the fun this season by offering a fun, engaging campaign focusing on monogramming.  So, check with us each Monday from December 1 through December 22 to see if your initials match.”