Artistic Falls Adds Provocative New Pieces to Bridal Wear Jewelry Collection

Handcrafted jewelry retailer Artistic Falls (www.artisticfalls.com) has expanded its bridal wear collection with the creation of several new pieces for brides and bridesmaids. These unique, high-quality pieces build on the young company’s reputation for exceptional and provocative pieces that combine elegance, flair and just the right amount of whimsy. Based in Canada, Artistic Falls features custom, handmade jewelry that demonstrates the expert handiwork and creativity of its founder, Salwa Yak. Moreover, the company has priced its inventory to be highly competitive with brick-and-mortar establishments.

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Artistic Falls Gold Tone Bead Necklace (PRNewsFoto/Artistic Falls)

Our bridal wear collection features elegant jewelry, perfect for life’s most cherished moments,” says Yak, who also designs all of the company’s pieces. “Each of these pieces is designed to be provocative, but not gaudy, and carefully crafted to last a lifetime.”

Artistic Falls’ initial collection of jewelry features necklaces and bracelets appropriate for a variety of occasions, from everyday wear to parties and weddings. All of the pieces consist mainly of beads, strung together in artful and unique arrangements demonstrating rich color palettes. Materials include onyx, Siam rubies, Japanese seed beads, snow quartz and art glass, along with timeless precious metals like gold and sterling silver. Artistic Falls works only with hand-selected materials of the highest quality. Semi-precious gemstones are chosen based on their consistency and dazzling, brilliant color.

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Handcrafted jewelry retailer Artistic Falls (www.artisticfalls.com) has expanded its bridal wear collection with the creation of several new pieces for brides and bridesmaids.

The bridal wear collection’s newest pieces are made of the same impeccably crafted and high-quality materials as the rest of the Artistic Falls catalog. Featured materials include AB graded round bead gemstones, each one cut and drilled by hand; gold and silver metal beads for timeless accents; and Czech glass beads. None of the company’s jewelry contains even a trace of nickel.

Artistic Falls’ new pieces include the following necklaces and bracelets:

Black Onyx and Gold Japanese Seed Bead Necklace – Alternating black and gold beads create a striking contrast, yet pair well with traditional wedding colors.

Black Onyx and Gold Tone Beads Necklace – Similar to the Black Onyx and Gold Japanese Seed Bead piece, this necklace is all about contrast. Its versatility means it complements a variety of gown styles, and can be a signature piece at the ceremony, reception or both.

Black Onyx and Silver Tone Beads Necklace – Gleaming, textured silver tone beads are the highlight of this dramatic piece that’s been designed exclusively for a bride’s special day.

Black Onyx and Unakite Beads Necklace – The pink and green tones of unakite lend an earthy, warm quality to this 18″ princess length necklace. In the back, a black oxide toggle clasp completes the look and keeps the piece securely in place.

Black Onyx and Green Czech Bead Necklace – 6mm glass beads from the Czech Republic offer a dazzling display of color that will make an unforgettable impression on everyone at the wedding, reception or other special occasion.

Dark Travertine Bead and Gold Tone Tubes Necklace – The deep green tones of travertine highlight this elegant necklace that rests delicately at the collarbone and provides an exquisite complement to any bridal gown or bridesmaid’s dress. Continue reading

Cole Haan Announces Global Flagship Store Opening At Westfield World Trade Center

Cole Haan Joins the World Trade Center Community with a New Design Concept Store

Cole Haan, the American lifestyle footwear and accessories brand and retailer, announces the opening of its newest global flagship at Westfield World Trade Center. Located at the World Trade Center‘s Oculus (located at 185 Greenwich St., New York, NY 10007), the store features a series of rooms, which is inspired by a residential layout that showcases the brand’s new innovative lifestyle products. This marks the first Northeast location to open with the new Cole Haan store design concept, second in North America following Dallas NorthPark

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The Oculus of the World Trade Center is the 21st Century Grand Central Station,” said Jack Boys, CEO of Cole Haan. “To be a part of a space that holds significant meaning to New Yorkers and the world is incredible for Cole Haan.

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Cole Haan Womens

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Cole Haan at Westfield World Trade (PRNewsFoto/Cole Haan)

Natural light will filter throughout the space, creating an inviting shopping experience only to be matched by the décor. Each room will have unique finishes of black, white, grey, with hints of navy, brass and hot-rolled steel. A neutral color palette incorporates a blend of traditional and modern design aesthetic with a large scale marble mosaic pattern in the front foyer and herringbone wood floors and paneling throughout. The rooms will also feature custom lighting, millwork and fixtures to highlight the full expression of merchandise including men’s and women’s footwear, apparel, handbags and accessories.

The Oculus is modeled after an image of a child releasing a dove,” explains David Maddocks, Chief Marketing Officer and General Manager of Business Development at Cole Haan. “For us to be able to have a place that is so infused with meaning in the lives of every single human being in this city is an honor beyond imagination,” he continued.

To coincide with the opening, Cole Haan will make Uber easily available via the Cole Haan store locator page. With this feature, customers can request an Uber to take them directly to the store by simply pressing the Uber button on the store page. There will also be an option to utilize UberRUSH to deliver products purchased from the store to anywhere in New York City. Customers can receive delivery alerts and track their package in real time. Additionally, the store will execute more than half of all transactions on Mobile POS, which will assist with making the checkout process seamless and expeditious.

Cole Haan continues to expand its store fleet globally,” added Michael Prince, Cole Haan President and Chief Operating Officer. “This location will be our most prominent new global flagship and will serve as a calling card to the rest of the world. As we continue our global expansion, this store will introduce millions to the Cole Haan brand and lifestyle. It will be our most technically advanced store to-date. With the added convenience of UberRUSH and the elimination of a traditional cash wrap, our team is able to focus solely on our customers’ experience,” he concluded. Continue reading

Nordstrom’s Annual Anniversary Sale Is On #NSALE

Shop For Brand New Arrivals At Super-Sale Prices During Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

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The annual Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is on! This is the fashion specialty retailer’s biggest event of the year, featuring brand new arrivals at super-sale prices for a limited time – prices go back up on August 8.jessica-alba-anniversary-sale-picks-8-HR

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Anniversary Sale stocks more than fall essentials like coats and boots. You’ll also find summer and pre-fall styles perfect for buy now, wear now wardrobe updates, or transitional staples to wear into the next season.nordstrom-anniversary-sale-ootd-campaign-6-HR

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This year, Anniversary Sale debuts some new brands to the event, including Alexander Wang (clothing, accessories and shoes), Alex and Ani, Allsaints (handbags), rag & bone (handbags and accessories), Marc Jacobs (handbags), Current/Elliott, Madewell, Illesteva, Cupcakes and Cashmere, Alice + Olivia, Mara Hoffman, The Honest Company, Peek and Burberry (kids), among others.nordstrom-anniversary-sale-ootd-campaign-7-HR

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When it comes to beauty and fragrance at #NSALE, you’ll find limited-edition beauty items at incredible values available only during the sale. There are over 300 beauty and fragrance exclusives – brand favorites include: Charlotte Tilbury, Jo Malone, Kiehl’s Since 1851, MAC and more. And while you’re at it, Nordstrom offers samples of almost any beauty product in store, every day, not just during the sale. Just ask for a sample!

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SB Watches Launch New Re-Designed E-Commerce Website

SB, a line of stainless steel, modern design watches is launching it’s newly re-designed e-commerce website. The new website gives customers a more sophisticated and simple shopping experience, showcasing the exceptional design and quality of each timepiece.

SB 40mm Pink Dial

SB 40mm Pink Dial

The new website will feature the four SB watch collections in an all new format. The mens and ladies watches are 40mm and 36mm. They feature simple and solid color dials with either leather straps, stainless steel mesh bracelets or stainless steel link bracelets. You can also purchase these watches with or without a diamond bezel. Prices start at $275 for the SB mens and ladies watches.

SB Stair Crazy Watch

SB Stair Crazy Watch

The SB Select collection features original limited edition designs created by New York industrial artist, Fredi Brodmann. Fredi Brodmann was born in Vienna in 1956 and was originally a renowned cartoonist. Brodmann has been designing the SB watch collections in collaboration with owner Raphael Cohen. Together, their amazing vision has produced a fine and exciting line of wrist watches.

SB Watch with Black Dial

SB Watch with Black Dial

The most recent collection to be born from the minds of Brodmann and Cohen is The Metropolis collection, made with passion and attention to details. The case is made from 3 parts with an assortment of striking dials. Just added, is the newest Metropolis timepiece: Countdown, which features a completely glow-in-the-dark dial and rugged leather strap.SB Select Limited Edition Watch

All SB watches are equipped with a stainless steel case, buckle and back as wells as a fine Swiss quartz movement. Each watch also is water-resistant to 165 feet, has a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal and carries a 2-year warranty. Continue reading

Tourneau Sparkles This Holiday Season With The Addition Of Forevermark Diamond Jewelry At Select Stores And Online

Tourneau, the nation’s leading luxury watch retailer for over a century, announced that its flagship New York TimeMachine location and www.Tourneau.com will be the first to carry a premier selection of diamond jewelry from Forevermark, with plans to expand to other locations in the future, beginning with Copley Place in Boston, slated for early 2016. This partnership will offer Tourneau customers additional product and gifting options, while providing Forevermark diamonds at the coveted Madison Avenue location, synonymous with luxury.

Tourneau, the largest luxury watch retailer in the United States, is celebrating its 115th Anniversary. Renowned for its unparalleled customer service and extensive selection of new and Certified Pre-Owned watches, Tourneau offers more than 8,000 unique styles from over 100 world-famous brands, including Rolex, Patek Philippe, Cartier, Breitling, Vacheron Constantin, Jaeger-LeCoultre, IWC, Panerai, TAG Heuer, and Longines. In addition to expert service and repairs facilities, Tourneau also purchases and trades timepieces online and in stores nationwide.

Tourneau’s 115 years of service coupled with Forevermark’s rich heritage as part of The De Beers Group of Companies make this a perfect partnership,” says Ira Melnitsky, CEO of Tourneau. “We are excited to be able to add Forevermark diamonds to our world-class portfolio of luxury timepieces, further enhancing our customer experience just in time for the holiday season.”

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Forevermark at Tourneau (PRNewsFoto/Tourneau)

The Forevermark Collection at Tourneau will include a selection of earrings, rings, pendants, and bracelets, as well as statement and red carpet pieces from the Forevermark Classics, fashion, high-end jewelry and bridal collections. Ranging from the classic solitaire ring to the two and three-stone ring, solitaire necklace and line bracelet, each unique piece will feature Forevermark diamonds set in platinum, 18K yellow or white gold. Each Forevermark diamond is beautiful, rare and responsibly sourced. Less than one percent of the world’s diamonds are worthy of the Forevermark inscription. At 1/5000 the width of a human hair, each inscription is invisible to the human eye, and only discernible with a Forevermark viewer.

Forevermark is the diamond brand from The De Beers Group of Companies and benefits from over 125 years of diamond expertise. Forevermark diamonds are carefully selected and come from sources committed to high standards; they are beautifully crafted by a select group of diamantaires and exclusively available from select authorized Forevermark Jewelers. Every Forevermark diamond undergoes a journey of rigorous selection. Less than one percent of the world’s diamonds are worthy of the Forevermark inscription. The unique inscription is an assurance that every Forevermark diamond meets the exceptional standards of beauty and rarity, and is responsibly sourced.

Forevermark is thrilled to be the first diamond brand offered in Tourneau’s iconic TimeMachine location on Madison Avenue,” says Charles Stanley, President of Forevermark, US. “This exciting partnership builds upon both of our strengths. Tourneau’s long established reputation for selling the finest luxury watches and servicing clients’ individual needs combined with Forevermark’s diamond expertise will provide customers with the reassurance that they are purchasing the highest quality diamonds, which they can feel proud to own and wear forever.

To shop the extensive selection of Forevermark diamond jewelry as well as Tourneau’s inventory of new and Certified Pre-Owned timepieces or find a local Tourneau store, visit www.tourneau.com.

The 2015 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Returns to NYC Tuesday, December 8 on the CBS Television Network

Angel Behati Prinsloo – The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2015 AnnouncementThe Victoria’s Secret Angels return to New York City on The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, Tuesday, December 8 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show has become a global phenomenon, viewed in more than 180 countries and territories around the world. Since it debuted in 1995 in New York City, the show has taken place in Cannes, Los Angeles, Miami and, most recently in 2014, London.

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Angel Candice Swanepoel – The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2015 Announcement

The world’s most celebrated lingerie fashion show will include an all-star lineup of Victoria’s Secret Angels, including Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Behati Prinsloo, Candice Swanepoel and Lily Aldridge, as well as newest Angels Elsa Hosk, Jac Jagaciak, Jasmine Tookes, Kate Grigorieva, Lais Ribeiro, Martha Hunt, Romee Strijd, Sara Sampaio, Stella Maxwell, Taylor Hill and Victoria’s Secret Pink model Rachel Hilbert.

The lingerie runway show will include pink carpet interviews, model profiles, a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the world’s most celebrated fashion show, the multi-million dollar Fantasy Bra and musical performances from Ellie Goulding, Selena Gomez and The Weeknd.

Look of Show 2015. illustration by Dallas Shaw-

Look of Show 2015. illustration by Dallas Shaw-

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2015 Holiday Gift Guide: Moda Operandi Launches The 2015 Holiday Collection

Collection Includes Expanded Range of Extravagant and Over-the-top Gifts for All Ages

Moda Operandi Has Established A Retail Renaissance Where The Time-Honored Institution Of Luxury Meets An Innovative Point Of View On Fashion.

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The legendary Neiman Marcus Christmas Book has some competition this season. And although Moda Operandi doesn’t have the decades-old pedigree of The Christmas Book, it easily competes with it when it comes to opulent gifts and luxurious experiences. Moda Operandi, the first online luxury retailer to provide consumers access to the full collections of top designers directly from the runway, announces the launch of their 2015 Holiday Collection.

Featuring one-of-a-kind items and once-in-a-lifetime experiences, the assortment of extraordinary gifts is curated to appease even those with the most discerning taste. (The holiday campaign was shot by renowned British photographer Steve Hiett who regularly shoots for Vogue Italia, Numero, and Elle France. )gift_guide_ed23_011 copy

Every holiday season, I look forward to selecting gifts for my nearest and dearest,” said Lauren Santo Domingo, Moda Operandi Co-Founder. “One could argue the sentiment and sense of creativity that goes into a selecting a gift can be a chore. But between our stylists and our collection of gifts, Moda Operandi can make (almost) everyone’s wish list a reality.”gift_guide_ed24_011 copy

Moda Operandi’s gift collection is priced from $20 to $5 million and is available to shop on the site and in the London Mews, 32 Grosvenor Crescent Mews, Belgravia boutique. Items and one-of-a-kind experiences available in the collection include:

 

The 2015 Moda Operandi Holiday Collection campaign photographed by Steve Hiett. (PRNewsFoto/Moda Operandi)

The 2015 Moda Operandi Holiday Collection campaign photographed by Steve Hiett. (PRNewsFoto/Moda Operandi)

EXPERIENCES:
Buccellati Diamond Engagement Ring & Party: In addition to selecting a diamond ring from the brand’s celebrated collection of fine jewelry, the happy couple will have the opportunity to host a lavish engagement party at the exclusive Buccellati Club in New York.
Bespoke Playlist by Steve Aoki on Goldgenie iPod: This incredible, all-encompassing experience is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spend a weekend in Las Vegas including a meet-and-greet session, dinner at his VIP table at the Hakkasan nightclub, and a personally-curated playlist on a 24K gold-plated iPod by GoldGenie IPod.gift_guide_ed26_138 copy
The “One-Hit Wonder” Experience: Your chance to record a song with Grammy Award-winning hitmaker and songwriter Dallas Austin, who has collaborated with Michael Jackson, Madonna, Mick Jagger and others.
Custom Children’s Super Kart: Have a custom-made children’s car built by Jason Castriota of Skylabs, who has helped shape designs for the likes of Ferrari and Maserati.
Kiki de Montparnasse Love Suite Experience: An exclusive collaboration between the five star resort in Alpina Gstaad, Switzerland and the beloved luxury fashion brand in New York. This package provides couples with a private retreat and includes a shopping spree, personalized lingerie set, spa treatment, and a seven-course dinner at hotspot Megu.gift_guide_ed25_056 copy
Private Casamigos Mixologist Package: You and eight guests enjoy a night filled with Casamigos cocktails and fine food with an expert mixologist and world-renowned chef, brought straight to your door.
2015 World Snow Polo Championship in Aspen: A collaboration between Moda Operandi and the St. Regis to provide exclusive access to the 2015 World Snow Polo Championship in Aspen and a luxurious 5-night stay at the St. Regis Aspen Resort. Not only does the package provide access to the polo matches, it also includes polo lessons with international polo star and St. Regis Connoisseur, Nacho Figueras at the Aspen Valley Polo Club, two sixty minute massages at the Remede Spa, two Aspen Snowmass lift tickets, and dinner for two at the Chefs Club by Food & Wine.

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RARE & ONE-OF-A-KIND:
A made-to-order Goldgenie 24K Gold Racing Bicycle
Bayco 24 cts Emerald and Diamond Ring
Jamie Clawson made to order Resin-Coated Python Leather Surfboard
Savelli Geneve Limited Edition Mobile Phone with 3 cts Emeralds, 18K Rose Gold
Jewelry and home decor by Simon Teakle, Baccarat, and Buccellati
FINE JEWELRY: Exquisite pieces from Buccellati, Irene Neuwirth, Nam Cho, Sutra and Nina Runsdorf

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FOR THE GENTLEMAN: Playful cufflinks from Deakin & Francis, Cedes Milano Traveling Shaving Set and exclusive Python Leather Surfboard and Dartboard from Jamie Clawson

FOR THE KIDS: Personalized Christmas Wish Pillow from Julia B. Couture, Back at the Ranch cowboy boots, life-size Hansa stuffed animals, and a Bulldozer Bed by Imobili

FINE ART: A private collection of contemporary artists, including names such as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Damien Hirst, Andy Warhol, and Cindy Sherman.

Our client is dynamic–there is always a demand for us to curate more than clothing for her and the holiday season is no exception,” said Deborah Nicodemus, Moda Operandi CEO. “Our international stylist team offers the ultimate in bespoke luxury shopping services, ensuring each and every detail is perfect; from the selection of the item down to the perfectly-tied bow.”

For the Holiday season, Moda Operandi will be partnering with the iconic St. Regis New York hotel, placing service buttons in three suites, for the ultimate luxury experience. Guests staying in the Presidential, Royal, and Imperial suites will have 24/7, direct access to a Moda Operandi stylist to source, wrap, and deliver the perfect gift. Not in New York? The Moda Operandi stylist team is global and available for all wishlists. Contact Stylist@modaoperandi.com to discover more.

The Holiday 2015 Collection is available to shop online at https://www.modaoperandi.com/shop/holiday-gift-guide-2015.

About Moda Operandi
Moda Operandi is the only place to preorder looks straight from the unedited runway collections of the world’s top designers–months before they are available anywhere else. But for those who just can’t wait? Moda Operandi Boutique offers an expertly curated selection of in-season items from both established and emerging designers, ready to ship now. In homage to the history of couture, Moda Operandi offers a bespoke shopping experience that includes unprecedented access to your favorite designers and hand-selected recommendations from personal stylists. For more information visit www.modaoperandi.com