A New Step Forward: Cole Haan Launches Studiøgrand Lifestyle Collection

Cole Haan Raises The Bar For Work, Working Out, And Every Adventure In Between

Cole Haan has announced the launch of StudiøGrand: a most versatile women’s lifestyle collection which features understated, minimalist silhouettes made for women who make the most of every step, from studio to street and beyond.

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Cole Haan STUDIØGRAND – Sara Mearns (Principle Dancer at the New York City Ballet)

The Cole Haan StudiøGrand Collection draws inspiration from kindred spirits and pioneers of movement, like Principal Dancer Sara Mearns of the New York City Ballet whose poised athleticism and street-to-studio schedule demanded a shoe that merges substance with style. Other visionaries that have joined the campaign include Coco Rocha – Model, Owner & Director of NoMad Management, and 27-year-old CEO and Co-Founder of groundbreaking Y7 Studio, Sarah Larson Levey.

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Cole Haan STUDIØGRAND – Coco Rocha (Model, Owner & Director of NoMad Management)

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Cole Haan STUDIØGRAND – Pack & Go Trainer in Marine Blue, Duffle and prAna Yoga Mat

StudiøGrand was born out of a need for style and substance in and out of the studio. We have collaborated with extraordinary women, like Sara Mearns, who demand more out of their feet than anyone, to create a collection for the multi-faceted woman constantly moving between the various studios of her life,” says David Maddocks, Chief Marketing Officer and General Manager of Business Development at Cole Haan.

The StudiøGrand Collection includes an array of functional accessories designed for the active woman, including footwear, outerwear, bags, sunglasses, an umbrella and a yoga mat.

The footwear collection highlights the StudiøGrand Pack & Go Trainer with lightweight GRAND.ØS Energy Foam. In addition, the collection also includes a feminine floral embossed StudiøGrand Sneaker, StudiøGrand Packable Ballet Flat, accompanied with a zipper shoe bag for pack-and-play ease, and a breathable StudiøGrand Knit Trainer. Continue reading

Sarah Jessica Parker to Debut First Standalone SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker Boutique at MGM National Harbor

Sarah Jessica Parker will debut her first standalone boutique at the MGM National Harbor with the resort’s opening on December 8, 2016. SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker will feature the designer’s chic collection of shoes, handbags, accessories and the SJP LBD little black dress line. The boutique will be open daily from 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. beginning December 9 and can be reached at 301-971-6094.

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Sarah Jessica Parker to Debut First Standalone SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker Boutique at MGM National Harbor. (PRNewsFoto/MGM National Harbor)

An array of colorful shoes, handbags and accessories synonymous with the brand await at SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker. Also available will be the American-made SJP LBD, the brand’s latest collection of little black dresses. Accessories and handbags range from $30 to $695, shoes start at $240 and the SJP LBD collection will premiere at $395.

SJP was founded in February 2014 by Sarah Jessica Parker and partner George Malkemus III. The accessories collection stems from Sarah Jessica’s love for the single sole and vivid memories of New York City fashion in the latter part of the 70s. The collection showcases the brand’s theme of colors acting as neutrals and encourages women to take risks and break away from fashion rules they imagine.

Opening a standalone store has long been a dream we have been working towards and we feel truly privileged to be doing so with the expertise, guidance and support of our brilliant partners at MGM Resorts,” said Parker. “It’s been very exciting to have been involved in all steps of the process, from on-site construction visits to the actual layout and design of our boutique. I’m honored to be included in this massive undertaking and I’m very much looking forward to celebrating in December. Because perhaps then I will believe it’s real.

Bill Boasberg, general manager of MGM National Harbor, said “When curating our retail collection, we first and foremost wanted to align ourselves with a luxury brand that represents style, elegance and, most of all, fun. We know this boutique will appeal to a wide variety of women and we’re looking forward to inviting them in to discover their new favorite shoe, handbag or little black dress.

The newest addition to the MGM Resorts International portfolio, MGM National Harbor‘s unrivaled setting offers stunning panoramic views of the eastern shore of the Potomac River in Maryland. The $1.4 billion resort sits a short distance from Washington, D.C. to the north and historic sites, including George Washington‘s Mount Vernon estate across the river in Virginia.

In addition to a shopping spree, MGM National Harbor guests are invited to enjoy the resort’s stunning amenities whether just for the day or as a weekend getaway. From restaurants created by the nation’s most celebrated chefs to a luxury suite collection and destination spa, the resort has a variety of offerings to entice even the most discerning of guests. Resort amenities include:

  • 308 rooms, including 74 premier suites
  • Restaurants from world-renowned chefs Marcus Samuelsson, José Andrés and the Voltaggio Brothers, in addition to many other exciting culinary concepts
  • The Spa and Salon at MGM National Harbor
  • A 125,000-square-foot casino offering slots, table games and poker
  • Two nightlife venues with unrivaled cocktail programs
  • The MGM National Harbor Heritage Collection featuring artwork inspired by the Capital Region’s rich heritage

The 24-story resort will feature premier amenities and experiences for locals as well as visitors from around the world including a dynamic casino with over 125,000 square feet of space that includes slots, table games and poker; a world-class spa and salon; an entertainment theater with flexible seating for up to 3,000; high-end branded retail; 50,000 square feet of meeting space; and restaurants from renowned local, national and international chefs. MGM National Harbor is scheduled to open December 8, 2016.

2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Give The Gift Of Pure Luxury With Ada Diamond’s Latest “Delicate” And “Strong” Jewelry Collections

Ada Diamonds, best known for bespoke, high-end cultured diamond jewelry, unveiled its latest jewelry collections featuring soft and bold pieces for both women and men, perfect for the holiday gift giving season.ada-diamonds-2

Cultured in high-end laboratories, Ada Diamonds offers the most meaningful diamond jewelry across the globe, combining cutting-edge technology, unmatched craftsmanship and sustainable designs. Especially knowing Ada’s lab-grown diamond process brings no harm to the environment, ecosystems or wildlife, the company presents customers the chance to wow their loved ones with 100% conflict free, luxury jewelry pieces sure to impress everyone on their list.

Launching the Delicate and Strong Collections the first week of November, Ada Diamonds celebrates its laboratory-grown diamonds through the creation of these spectacular pieces brightening the holidays for anyone who receives them.

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Ada Diamonds’ new Delicate Collection. www.adadiamonds.com.

Ada DiamondsDelicate Collection boasts modern, timeless pieces that take the guesswork out of gift giving. Offered in a setting of 14kt white, yellow or rose gold, this gorgeous set of necklaces, earrings, rings, and bracelets are ready to wear and feature up to 0.24ctw of cultured diamonds. Retailing at just $500, the Delicate Collection launches with 30 different pieces and is ideal for the holidays, graduation and bridesmaid gifts and even as a personal, well-deserved treat.

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Ada Diamonds’ new Strong Collection. www.adadiamonds.com (PRNewsFoto-Ada Diamonds)

In contrast to the Delicate Collection, Ada Diamond‘s Strong Collection gives customers the opportunity to wear something extraordinary. Each ring in the Collection is made of millions of cultured diamonds permanently fused together under a million PSI and under temperatures of over 1500 degrees Celsius. The polycrystalline diamond material, Polydiamond, possesses incredible strength and is the ultimate expression of unbreakable, long-lasting love for both men and women. The striking black color is a result of these millions of diamond crystals pressed together in non-symmetrical orientation, thus absorbing light rather than light passing through as it does a single diamond crystal. The durable, unscratchable nature of the Strong Collection makes it an excellent choice for men’s wedding bands, starting at $1,500.

We all have people on our holiday lists that we want to impress this season – look no further than Ada Diamonds and our two latest collections that are daily wear and ready to wear,” says Jason Payne, CEO of Ada Diamonds. “Jewelry pieces from both the Delicate and Strong Collections ship in one to two weeks.”

2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Find the Joy of Giving This Holiday Season With Magnificent Gifts From Macy’s

From Fashion And Tech To Home Goods And Stocking Stuffers, Macy’s Wide Assortment Makes Holiday Shopping A Breeze.

Plus Extra Help Is Always Available From The Gift Specialists At My Stylist@Macy’s

The holiday season is a celebration of happiness that brings loved ones together, and Macy’s has the perfect gifts to make family, friends, and all those near-and-dear feel special. Whether it’s the runway show-obsessed fashionista, the diehard athlete, the tech fanatic, or the master chef, Macy’s has an abundance of items at every price point sure to warm the hearts of those who mean the most.macyslogo-1

No [other] time of [the] year inspires the sentiments of love, caring and generosity quite like the holiday season,” said Kathy Hilt, Senior Vice President of My Stylist@Macy’s. “This year, we’ve truly topped ourselves with the most unique assortment of gifts for every person on your list. Plus, if you need a little help, Macy’s dedicated gift specialists at My Stylist@Macy’s make picking the perfect present easier than ever.”

The Gift of Style

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Find the perfect gift for everyone on your list this holiday season at Macy’s stores and on macys.com; I.N.C. International Concepts Slippers, $39.50. (Photo: Business Wire)

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With a roster of top brands and celebrated designers, Macy’s is the ultimate destination for items to elevate that special someone’s wardrobe this holiday season. For her, handbags, shoes, jewelry and always-on-trend athleisure items will inspire pure joy. Jewel-embellished slip-ons from MICHAEL Michael Kors are chic, sporty and rendered in luxe velvet, applying the must-have fabric of the season in a unique and unexpected way. A signature Mickey Mouse wristlet in a bright hue from Coach is whimsical, practical and stylish, while a funnel neck hoodie and tights from Nike, or Calvin Klein Performance logo joggers and sweaters can take her from yoga to brunch with flair. Give her the gift of both comfort and glamour with a pair of fabulous faux fur-trimmed glitter moccasins from I.N.C. International Concepts.

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Find the perfect gift for everyone on your list this holiday season at Macy’s stores and on macys.com; Kenneth Cole Reaction Wallets, $48 each. (Photo: Business Wire)

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For him, a velvet sport coat from Alfani immediately adds panache to any look. Pair the coat with bar III slim trousers and a tie for a more formal approach, or layer with jeans and loafers or boots for a look that is relaxed, yet polished and urbane. Polarized aviators from Ray-Ban are a classic, but undeniably sleek and stylish way to protect his eyes from the sun, and a zipper slim billfold wallet from Kenneth Cole Reaction is an excellent way to update a staple he uses every day.

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Find the perfect gift for everyone on your list this holiday season at Macy’s stores and on macys.com: YSL mon paris parfum spray, $122

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Beauty and grooming are the finishing touches, and Macy’s has a wide array of fabulous products that are sure to delight. The Impulse Beauty artistry palette and 9-piece brush set allows her to experiment with countless looks in an awe-inspiring number of colors and shades. For him, Kiehl’s 4-piece Hydration Hits set gives the oft-coveted gift of smooth and healthy skin. Continue reading

Safilo Announces The New License Agreement For The rag & bone Eyewear Collections Until 2022

The Safilo Group, the fully integrated Italian eyewear creator, manufacturer and distributor of quality and trust, announces a new license agreement for the design, manufacturing and worldwide distribution of the rag & bone collections of sunglasses and optical frames. The agreement will run for five years starting from January 2018 until December 31, 2022.

Since its origins in New York in 2002, rag & bone instantaneously established itself as a critical and commercial success in the international fashion world. Combining English heritage with directional design, rag & bone has become synonymous with innately wearable clothing that has an edgy yet understated New York aesthetic.rag-and-bone-new-york-1024x508

rag & bone offers a full range of men’s and women’s ready to wear, /JEAN, accessories and footwear collections. rag & bone operates 35 stores worldwide and is also available in boutiques and department stores in over 53 countries.

With rag & bone we add a directional brand to our growing designer portfolio that benefits from an interesting market shift towards new, trendy and experimental brands. The brand speaks to a very precise target through its distinguishing combination of British understated heritage and modern edgy New York inspired design, and commitment to impeccable craftsmanship from the finest materials. Thanks to our recently established New York based design studio, we are able to capture with precision such new directional design, and cross fertilize it across our worldwide design studio network,” comments Luisa Delgado, CEO of Safilo. “This license thus opens different new business growth opportunities, especially in the US and the UK. It is consistent with our strategy to diversify across segments capturing growth spaces, innovate through trend setting brands, and leverage our leading product and distribution capabilities accordingly.

We’re incredibly proud to partner with Safilo to bring rag & bone eyewear to life. An emphasis on quality and an attention to detail have always been deeply ingrained in rag & bone’s DNA, and Safilo follows that same philosophy,” commented Marcus Wainwright, rag & bone’s CEO, Founder and Creative Director. “Both of us share a dedication to expert craftsmanship and a history of working with some of the most supremely skilled manufacturers.

rag & bone collections will cover both men’s and women’s ranges and will be distributed in all rag & bone directly operated stores, e-commerce site at www.rag-bone.com, boutiques, department stores and the best optical stores worldwide.

Design inspired and brand driven, Safilo translates extraordinary design into excellent products created thanks to a superior craftsmanship expertise dating back to 1878. With an extensive wholly owned global distribution network in 39 countries – in North and Latin America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, and Asia Pacific and China – Safilo’s portfolio encompasses Carrera, Polaroid, Smith, Safilo, Oxydo, Dior, Dior Homme, Fendi, Gucci, Banana Republic, Bobbi Brown, BOSS, BOSS Orange, Céline, Elie Saab, Fossil, Givenchy, havaianas, Jack Spade, Jimmy Choo, Juicy Couture, Kate Spade, Liz Claiborne, Marc Jacobs, Max Mara, Max&Co., Pierre Cardin, Saks Fifth Avenue, Swatch, and Tommy Hilfiger.

 

Hearts On Fire and Stephen Webster Launch Diamond Jewelry Design Collaboration

Hearts On Fire®, The World’s Most Perfectly Cut Diamond®, today announced that it has launched a diamond jewelry collaboration with London-based jeweler Stephen Webster. This is the first ever partnership between these two beloved brands, and the first designer collaboration for Hearts On Fire, whose design team is led by Italian native Ilaria Lanzoni.

Hearts On Fire® is a leading global designer of luxury branded diamonds and diamond jewelry, and one of the most widely recognized and bestselling luxury diamond jewelry brands in the world. Founded in 1996, and acquired by Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group in 2014, the founders introduced the first-ever branded diamond and the company continues to be recognized for its superior craftsmanship and exclusive cut – the single most important factor in a diamond’s value – resulting in diamonds of extraordinary beauty and brilliance.tile3

The first collection of ‘Hearts On Fire by Stephen Webster’ is called “White Kites” – taking inspiration from magnificent birds pf prey. The renowned British designer led the design for this high-end, all diamond collection – a first for Webster – which uses only Hearts On Fire diamonds paired with white and rose gold. The result is a breathtaking, powerful collection that has the signature bold Stephen Webster style, yet seamlessly displays the timeless beauty of Hearts On Fire diamonds.

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Hearts On Fire and Stephen Webster Launch Diamond Jewelry Design Collaboration

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Hearts On Fire and Stephen Webster Launch Diamond Jewelry Design Collaboration

The White Kites “Hearts On Fire X Stephen Webster” Collection includes diamond collars, sparkling cocktail rings, statement cuffs, chandelier earrings and feminine ear cuffs, as well as delicate bracelets and necklaces; and will be available at Hearts On Fire and Stephen Webster retail boutiques worldwide, as well as Neiman Marcus, Saks 5th Avenue and selected fine jewelers.

We are extremely excited to finally share the beautiful results of this design collaboration,” said stephen-webaterCaryl Capeci, President of Hearts On Fire. “Today’s consumer is always looking for something new and exciting – and as a rapidly growing, global brand, we wanted to be able to expand our fashion offerings to meet that demand. We truly felt that there was no one better than a world-class designer like Stephen Webster to create fashionable, yet sophisticated Hearts On Fire designs for women from Shanghai, to London to Los Angeles.

British-born Stephen Webster MBE is one of the most prominent jewellery designers of his generation. Founded upon 40 years of impeccable craftsmanship, innovative design and fearless creativity, Webster’s eponymous brand has won industry-wide recognition. Coveted by icons and idols, Webster is celebrated for creating modern classics with an eternally chic and glamorous aesthetic.

For the first collaboration between Stephen Webster and Hearts On Fire it was crucial that we used inspiration to create pieces that are instantly recognizable as SW designs while at the same time ensuring the diamonds are the heroes of the collection. We were drawn to the command and grace of the White Kite in action as we felt it to be the perfect inspiration for a collection of jewelry that demonstrates how nature’s perfect combination of lightness and strength can also be feminine and glamorous,” commented Stephen Webster. MBE, Founder and Creative Director Stephen Webster Ltd.

Today, Hearts On Fire offers a robust variety of designer bridal and fashion diamond jewelry collections that integrate the brand’s timeless expression with today’s top fashion trends, and their products are distinguished by an unparalleled sparkle. The company offers distribution through a rapidly growing global retail partner network of more than 750 locations in 32 countries, including 150 points on sale in Hong Kong and Greater China, 17 HOF brand stores around the world, www.heartsonfire.com and authorized HOF retailer websites. (For more information, please visit www.heartsonfire.com.)

ALEX AND ANI Unveils Exclusive Jewelry Collection Featuring Original Copper Preserved from the 1980’s Restoration of The Statue of Liberty

After nearly 100 years of standing guard over New York City Harbor, The Statue of Liberty underwent a much-needed restoration from 1984-1986. Stainless steel armature bars replaced her original iron frame and copper supports. The original copper was then preserved and stored for over 30 years, awaiting a new purpose. In a history-making unveiling, the copper preserved from the Statue of Liberty‘s centennial restoration is now available to the public through a jewelry and accessory line. ALEX AND ANI announces the groundbreaking launch of its LIBERTY COPPER Collection, supporting the work of The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation.

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This limited edition collection was created in partnership with The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc., and includes 26 pieces available now. It features an exact replica of Lady Liberty’s torch, made from her preserved copper.

The signature meaning card that accompanies each LIBERTY COPPER Collection purchase reads, “Bearing her torch…we become Lady Liberty’s movement of light and hope. When we CARRY LIGHT, we ignite the light in others, and create one light indivisible.

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The biggest honor of my life is to take her message and make it literally, physically attached to each and every one of us,” says ALEX AND ANI Founder, CEO, and Chief Creative Officer Carolyn Rafaelian. “LIBERTY ENLIGHTENING THE WORLD. That’s who she is. She holds the torch to light our path.”

With this, ALEX AND ANI encourages consumers to draw inspiration from Lady Liberty, and recognize the light they bring to the world. The company is asking people to answer the question, “What do you CARRY LIGHT for?” — for example, their causes, passions, art, the Earth, loved ones — then share their response via social media, inspiring others to do the same with the hashtag #CARRYLIGHT.

The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit organization founded in 1982 to raise funds for and oversee the historic restorations of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, working in partnership with the National Park Service/U.S. Department of the Interior. In addition to restoring the monuments, the Foundation created a museum in the Statue’s base and the world-class Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration, The American Immigrant Wall of Honor®, the American Family Immigration History Center® and The Peopling of America® Center completed in 2015. Its endowment has funded over 200 projects at the islands.

We always knew there was a greater purpose for these preserved materials,” said Stephen A. Briganti, President and CEO of The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation. “This collaboration with ALEX AND ANI will bring the Statue’s message and spirit directly into the lives of people around the world. We couldn’t be more pleased.”

(ALEX and ANI also released a short film celebrating the history of the Statue of Liberty and the collection. You can watch the video here.)

The collection is now available at ALEX AND ANI stores nationwide, as well as alexandani.com, and authorized retailers. For more information about the signature collection, visit alexandani.com. For more information about The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, visit www.LibertyEllisFoundation.org.