Hourglass Cosmetics Launches Empowering Lipstick Campaign, GIRL, With 90s Supermodel Jenny Shimizu

We live in a world of unprecedented reach; it’s a time when anyone can use their influence for good,” – Jenny Shimizu

Hourglass Cosmetics is proud to announce the launch of GIRL, a lipstick collection intended to help recognize the good in others and yourself. At the center of the campaign are 20 shades, from Protector to Activist, Innovator to Visionary, brought to life by model-turned-role-model Jenny Shimizu and the #GIRLFORGOOD social media campaign.

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Hourglass Cosmetics was founded in 2004 when beauty industry veteran Carisa Janes saw a void in the beauty market. Founded with a commitment to reinventing luxury cosmetics, Hourglass has carved a niche for itself as an innovative beauty brand.

Hourglass exists at the revolutionary intersection of science, beauty and luxury. The brand is acclaimed for its breakthrough formulations, technological innovations and unwavering commitment to reinvention. Complexion products are infused with the most groundbreaking active ingredients available to create unbelievably surreal skin. Distinguished by sensorial textures, modern color collections, and sleek custom packaging—Hourglass puts the art in state-of-the-art.Hourglass-Logo-New

Having launched at Barneys New York in 2004, Hourglass is now available at retailers worldwide including Bergdorf Goodman, Nordstrom, John Lewis, Lane Crawford, Blue Mercury, Harvey Nichols, Mecca, Net-A-Porter, Liberty, Space NK, Urban Retreat at Harrod’s, as well as Sephora stores in the US, Mexico, Brazil, Italy, Canada, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. For a list of authorized Hourglass retailers, please visit our online store locator.

Hourglass opened its flagship retail store in 2014, located on Abbot Kinney Blvd, in Venice, California. The 1400-square-foot space features sleek, modern design and sophisticated visuals. The store carries the full Hourglass line, features exclusive merchandise and offers full makeup services.

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The Hourglass Girl Lip Stylo Collection

90s supermodel Jenny Shimizu makes a return to modeling for the launch of GIRL. An iconic image transcends convention and resonates with meaning beyond its surface. No truer words describe the work of Jenny Shimizu. More than a decade after stepping in front of the camera lens, the supermodel, actress and media personality has shined whether dominating the catwalk, working in independent cinema or serving as a judge on the hit Bravo reality show, Make Me A Supermodel.

Born in San Jose, California in June 1967, Jenny grew up in Santa Maria, California and attended California State University, Northridge on a basketball scholarship. She later moved to Los Angeles to open a car garage. Soon after, Jenny was approached by a casting director while saddling her motorcycle outside an L.A. nightclub and introduced to Calvin and Kelly Klein. The designers were looking for a singular, androgynous face to represent their new fragrance, CK One. She landed her first fashion show for Calvin Klein at the Hollywood Bowl, followed by the pioneering black and white ad campaign. After came Banana Republic’s “American Beauty” campaign by Bruce Weber, which cast Jenny front and center on a Times Square billboard. From there, Jenny worked for such designers as Versace, Prada, Jean Paul Gaultier, Yohji Yamamoto, Donna Karan, Anna Sui, Thierry Mugler, Levi’s, J. Crew, The Gap, L.A. Eyeworks and the United Colors of Benetton. In addition, she also modeled in the world renowned Pirelli calendar and was featured in beauty campaigns for Clinique and Shiseido. Throughout the 90’s Jenny appeared in magazine editorials for Italian Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour, Allure, Elle, Marie Clare, Italian Glamour, French Glamour and the cover of Australian Vogue. Jenny has shot with fashion’s most celebrated photographers including Richard Avedon, Bruce Weber, Irving Penn, Steven Meisel, Michael Thompson, Mario Sorrenti, Michel Comte, Mario Testino, Ellen Von Unwerth, Paolo Roversi, David LaChapelle, Sean Mortensen, Dusan Reljin and David Sims to name a few.

Likewise, her image is exhibited in museums and books all over the world. Exhibits include The Model as Muse (Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2009) and Catherine Opie: American Photographer, Retrospective (Guggenheim Museum, 2008); as well as a permanent exhibit at the Pirelli Museum. Books include Any Objections? by Mario Testino; Couples by Ellen Von Unwerth; The Art of Makeup by Kevyn Aucoin; Fifty Years of Fashion: New Look to Now by Valerie Steele; and The House of Klein: Fashion, Controversy and Business Obsession by Lisa Marsh.

In 1993 Jenny became personally involved with Madonna, after making a cameo in the music video “Rain” (1993). Then came Foxfire (1996), Jenny’s first feature film and leading role, cast opposite of former love, Angelina Jolie. Despite the flood of gossip she received, Jenny has never been shy or apologetic of her high profile relationships. While in her early 20’s Todd Hughes cast Jenny in the madcap, John Waters-esque murder mystery Ding Dong (1995) and in the early 2000’s the two reunited in The New Women (2001). Jenny’s recent works includes the award-winning feature film, Itty Bitty Titty Committee (2007) directed by Jamie Babbitt; two short films, Four Steps (2009) and Tools 4 Fools (2009); and the feature film, Bob’s New Suit (2009). Continue reading

Emma Roberts Has a New Role – The Face of Canvas by Lands’ End™

Canvas by Lands’ End™ is bringing the brand’s fall campaign to life by tapping into the beauty and talent of actress Emma Roberts. Photographed by world-renowned fashion photographer Mario Testino, the campaign centers around the beautiful Roberts and Australian male model, Jordan Barrett, wearing a mix of the pieces from the anticipated fall collection.

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Emma Roberts has a new role, the face of Canvas by Lands’ End’s fall campaign. Photographed by Mario Testino, the campaign centers around the beautiful Roberts and Australian male model Jordan Barrett, wearing a mix of the pieces from the anticipated Canvas by Lands’ End(TM) fall collection. (PRNewsFoto/Lands’ End, Inc.)

We are delighted to partner with Emma Roberts and Mario Testino for our fall Canvas by Lands’ End campaign,” said Federica Marchionni, CEO of Lands’ End.The rolling hills of Simi Valley, California, was the perfect, natural canvas for Testino to capture the effortless style of the new collection modeled by Roberts, who is a modern, natural beauty. With creative expression and excellent teamwork, it is exciting to see how they brought our vision artistically to life.

The shoot was inspired by the unexpected combination of beautiful fashion paired with natural beauty. The visually stunning images feature an artist’s atelier in the middle of nowhere and surrounded by raw nature, suspended between a dream and reality. The natural environment represents strength, timelessness and a sense of freedom while the land and open sky symbolize the very roots of Lands’ End.

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Lands’ End is excited to announce the launch of Canvas by Lands’ End(TM), a youthful, modern collection for men and women. Available at canvasbylandsend.com (PRNewsFoto/Lands’ End, Inc.)

I was thrilled to be a part of this creative collaboration to launch the fall Canvas by Lands’ End collection,” said Roberts. “There is so much energy and excitement around this label that epitomizes confidence and personal style.

Designed to be a truly cohesive collection for men and women, the pieces work naturally together or as statement pieces. This season’s womenswear is both tailored and feminine with a modern refinement, and highlights include a gorgeous wrap wool trench coat, the perfect updated sheath dress, a full array of cozy sweaters and chic suiting. The menswear collection also emphasizes tailoring with an athletic edge and modern slim fit. Key pieces include a rugged combat jacket, wool top coats, merino and cashmere sweaters, comfortable yet fashion-forward knits and quality suiting.

We take the best things in life — quality, honesty, value and trust — and distill them into everything we craft,” said Marchionni. “We always have and always will continue to make your favorite clothes and accessories while searching for new ways of offering the best. We will evolve, but never change. We will welcome the next generation of fans to join the Lands’ End journey, while we remain true to our iconic past. We are proud to add an array of new looks with our fall Canvas by Lands’ End collection.”

The Canvas by Lands’ End collection just debuted online at www.canvasbylandsend.com, timed with the fall ad campaign that will run in September and October issues internationally, as well as across digital advertising and social platforms.

Stuart Weitzman Launches its First Television Commercial Featuring Gisele Bündchen During the MTV Video Music Awards

Stuart Weitzman will launch its first television commercial starring the face of the brand, Gisele Bündchen, during this year’s MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, August 30th. Directed by fashion photographer Mario Testino, the black-and-white commercial tells the story of the brand’s connection to dance and music.92fe7bcd-8f3f-4cc9-8e9f-12c18aee8465

Known for effortlessly combining fashion and function, Stuart Weitzman kicks off the fall boot season with a visual storytelling of that message in a music video format made for television. The commercial features Gisele in the stretch plonge leather KOKO bootie doing the electric slide with an all-male troupe of dancers, choreographed by Marty Kudelka at the world famous Millennium Dance Complex. True to the movement, Gisele is beauty and grace personified, capturing the emotion in motion of dancing in Stuart Weitzman boots. Dancing in Stuart Weitzman shoes has become a unique and differentiated brand story over the last few years as the brand has built a stellar reputation for creating custom tour shoes for some of the music industry’s biggest stars, including Beyoncé and Taylor Swift. The commercial is a tribute to both that unique craftsmanship and to the music industry resonance, thus making it fitting to launch during an award show that celebrates the fusion of music and performance.c677627f-c6c7-4f49-8f41-e4c02838535e

The commercial is a 30-second cut of the brand’s social music video “Make That Move” which will launch on www.stuartweitzman.com, with its social channels fueling the conversation by encouraging followers to share the video along with the trademarked hashtag #inourshoes. Starring alongside Gisele, as a continuation of the ongoing fashion and function story emphasizing the designer’s popular stretch materials, will be a dynamic duo of boots: the over-the-knee LOWLAND in nero plonge leather and the lace-up stretch DOWNTOWN sneaker boot. Progressive recording artist, model and muse Maluca Mala lends her dynamic vocals to the upbeat title track, produced by DJ Solidisco. The song is available to download exclusively on the Stuart Weitzman website, www.stuartweitzman.com.

Mario Testino Unveiled as The Fifth Macallan Master of Photography

The luxury spirit, The Macallan, has revealed Mario Testino as its fifth Master of Photography. For the very first time in its award-winning series, The Macallan brings to life its foundation stones, The Six Pillars, through the eyes of one of the world’s most prolific portrait and fashion photographer. The Masters of Photography: Mario Testino Edition allows him interpret The Six Pillars through the characterization of six individual personalities in his distinct, inimitable and luxurious style. (See the video at www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nftd-OF11VM)

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The Macallan Masters of Photography Limited Edition Pack – Mario Testino Edition (PRNewsFoto/The Macallan)

The Macallan Masters of Photography series features exclusive collaborations, conjoining the art of whisky making with the artist’s interpretation of the world of The Macallan. Previous editions were authored by iconic photographers Elliott Erwitt, Annie Leibovitz, Rankin and Albert Watson.

Founded in 1824 in the heart of Speyside, The Macallan was one of the first distilleries in Scotland to be legally licensed. Since then it has built a reputation as one of the world’s leading single malt whiskies.  The creation of The Macallan draws on the vital contributing influences of Spain, North America and Scotland, and of their respective natural raw materials, combined with traditional methods and craftsmanship.

As one of the world’s truly great whiskies, we seek to collaborate with the best photographers in the world. Not just those who have the technical ability, but something more,” remarks Ken Grier, Director of Malts for The Macallan. “The Macallan Masters of Photography is about the personal touch, we work with photographers with whom we have a shared passion to create beautiful collectables. Mario’s emotional engagement coupled with the level of his creative involvement, heralds an evolution of the role of the Master in the Masters of Photography series, one which has brought about an exciting visual celebration of our fundamental Six Pillars. Not only is he a historically important giant in contemporary photography, his elegance, charm and gentlemanly approach to creating this ultimate party has made him both a joy and an inspiration to work with.”

The Masters of Photography: Mario Testino Edition is The Macallan’s most inspired to date, with the whisky bringing together six different casks to showcase the ultimate complexity. Each of these six perfect whiskies is the definitive representation of one of the Six Pillars: the Spiritual Home, Curiously Small Stills, Finest Cut, Exceptional Oak Casks, Natural Color and Peerless Spirit. Each pillow has its  own definitive character, flavor and aroma which when brought together; thus creating what many consider to be the perfect single malt with unparalleled depth, darkness and diversity. Each edition comprises a different Mario Testino print capturing The Six Pillars, an exclusive photo-archival booklet featuring a total of 20 images, shot by Testino during the process, one bottle of the single malt whisky and six miniatures from each of the selected six casks.

Renowned for his mastery of composition – the artistic arrangement and placement of visual elements within the picture – and for creating a reflective and intense connection with his sitters, be it celebrities or royalty,Mario Testino has now turned his lens to The Macallan. The Master Whisky Maker personally selected these six unique casks from over 200,000 maturing at The Macallan distillery to craft this limited edition expression.  He has achieved this through adding layer upon layer of character and flavor, reflecting the approach taken to the photography itself.   Shot in Beijing, in a former palace near the Forbidden City and Tian’anmen Square, the photographs showcase the vibrancy and luxury of The Macallan world, infused with subtle eclecticism and cultural allusions.

Presenting the first ever Masters of Photography design collaboration, each of the 1,000 Mario Testino Editions for sale globally (available worldwide starting at $3500)– of which there are four different variations, each featuring one of the four iconic shots taken by Mario – are presented in a beautiful, high gloss, black lacquered presentation box, designed together with Mario Testino. Inspired by the subtle elegance and rich Asian cultural heritage of traditional lacquered boxes, each presentation box is individually numbered and features a secret hidden compartment.

Whisky was the choice of drink in my country during the years I was growing up. When I was approached by The Macallan to take part in the Masters of Photography Series I decided to capture the moment when people get together to celebrate, in the atmosphere of a whisky environment – a whisky club!” says Mario Testino.

Born in Lima, Peru, Testino moved to London in 1976 where he made his home and began his career. His vision has made him a much sought-after creative partner in the fashion and beauty industries.  His work has been featured in magazines from Vogue to Vanity Fair and he has contributed to the success of many leading fashion and beauty houses through advertising campaigns, from Burberry and Dolce & Gabbana, to Chanel and Lancome.

As a portrait photographer Mario Testino works with the actors and celebrities of the moment, as well as receiving royal commissions from HRH The Prince of Wales, TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, HRH Prince Harry, (the late) Diana, Princess of Wales (including the iconic portrait of Diana, Princess of Wales for her Vanity Fair cover story in 1997)Her Majesty Queen Rania al Abdullah of Jordan and intimate shots of original supermodel Kate Moss spanning several decades.

The recipient of many awards, Testino has received the Medalha Tiradentes from the state of Rio de Janeiro, in 2010 the Grand Cross Order of Merit, his country’s highest honor and in 2013, the Order of the British Empire in recognition of his services to photography and charity. In 2012 Testino established MATE, Asociacion Mario Testino in Lima, Peru. MATE is a not-for-profit cultural organization that promotes and celebrates the arts of Peru and permanently hosts his own work. He has also published twelve books, including MaRio de Janeiro Testino, Kate Moss by Mario Testino, Private View and In Your Face.

New for 2014 is the The Six Pillars Tour (The Macallan Visitor Centre, The Macallan Distilleries LtdEaster Elchies, Craigellachie, AB38 9RX, Scotland. Tour duration: approx. 1 hour 45 minutes. Price per person – £15). Much like their curiously small stills, the small tour groups are limited to just 10 people to ensure a luxurious, personal experience. Your friendly and knowledgeable guide will explain how we create The Macallan‘s rich spirit in a working still house and introduce you to the ‘Six Pillars’.  You will learn how the company’s unparalleled investment in the finest casks contributes to the natural colors, aromas and flavors that set The Macallan apart. After a thorough immersion into the world of The Macallan, you will experience a nosing and tasting of four The Macallan whiskies as well as their very foundation, their wonderfully rich new make spirit.

Stuart Weitzman Announces Gisele Bundchen as the New Face of Its Fall 2014 Campaign

Stuart Weitzman announced the debut of Gisele Bundchen as the new face of the brand for the fall 2014 advertising campaign. In the world of Stuart Weitzman, “sexy” means being comfortable and confident in your own skin, and the campaign captures this essence in a relaxed, effortless, chic way while clearly showcasing the new season’s essential silhouettes. Shot by renowned fashion photographer Mario Testino, the stunning black-and-white images was designed to “embrace a distinctively minimalist aesthetic while manifesting the intimate relationship between a woman and her shoes.”

Stuart Weitzman Announces Gisele Bundchen as the New Face of Its Fall 2014 Campaign. (PRNewsFoto/Stuart Weitzman)

Stuart Weitzman Announces Gisele Bundchen as the New Face of Its Fall 2014 Campaign. (PRNewsFoto/Stuart Weitzman)

With a spotlight on Weitzman’s trademark boots, in-demand trends including up-to-the- knee boots, combat boots and pointy-toe stiletto ankle boots take center stage. The iconic 5050 boot also gets updated with a ’60s-inspired Mod block heel and a strong stacked high heel.

According to the company, the Brazilian supermodel was chosen as the new face of the brand because of her international fashion icon status and her unique ability to personify the multi- facets of the Stuart Weitzman woman, from fashion forward trendsetter to sophisticated tomboy to multi-tasking mom to the quintessential girl-next-door. With her signature lithe physique, bronzed skin and tousled golden locksGisele “personifies the confidence, empowerment, beauty and ease women feel the moment they slip into their Stuart Weitzman shoes“.

The international advertising campaign will launch in the United StatesItalyFranceEnglandDubaiGermany,Spain and Asia. Outdoor advertising (billboards and kiosks) will run in Los AngelesNew YorkMilanParis andHong Kong. A behind-the-scenes video and additional creative content will be featured onwww.stuartweitzman.com and in Stuart Weitzman boutiques worldwide.

Kate Moss Channels Sun-Kissed Sensuality in Stuart Weitzman’s Spring 2014 Advertising Campaign

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Elegance undone, imbued with unmistakable sex appeal, inspired by the feeling of freedom and the warmth of the sun. Kate Moss strips down (yet again), literally and figuratively, in Stuart Weitzman’s Spring 2014 ad campaign to reveal the definitive essence of effortless summer style. Photographed again by Mario Testino, in keeping with what is now an iconic visual vocabulary, the campaign invokes a sun-kissed and sensual energy, hinting at long, languid days in St. Tropez, with luxury footwear that seduce from day to night.

Kate Moss Channels Sun-Kissed Sensuality in Stuart Weitzman's Spring 2014 Advertising Campaign.  (PRNewsFoto/Stuart Weitzman)

Kate Moss Channels Sun-Kissed Sensuality in Stuart Weitzman’s Spring 2014 Advertising Campaign. (PRNewsFoto/Stuart Weitzman)

Minimal make-up, wet hair and barely-there cover-ups enhance this laid-back, luxe Bohemian look and provides a glimpse of the supermodel at her most beautiful. (She’s the only woman I know that looks absolutely phenomenal naked.) Sublime simplicity is a key theme for the new Stuart Weitzman collection, evidenced most distinctly with the introduction of THE NUDIST. Sexy, strappy, sleek, minimal – this sandal is as close to bare as a fashionable foot can get.

Moss, who debuted as the face of the Stuart Weitzman brand in the Spring 2013 ad campaign, was chosen because of her unparalleled status as a global style icon. Moss exudes a sense of style and confidence that every woman aspires to emulate and in 2014, she is walking in Stuart Weitzman shoes.

The international advertising campaign will launch in the United States, Italy, France, England, Canada, Dubai, Germany, Spain and Asia. Outdoor advertising (billboards and kiosks) will run in Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Milan, Paris and Hong Kong. Behind-the-scenes video and additional creative content will be featured on www.stuartweitzman.com and in Stuart Weitzman boutiques worldwide.

Stuart Weitzman’s Fall 2013 Advertising Campaign Inspired by Kate Moss’s Street Style

Art imitates life in Stuart Weitzman’s Fall 2013 ad campaign, as fashion icon Kate Moss serves as both the face and the muse. The styling of the dramatic black and white images, photographed by Mario Testino, aims to mirror Moss’s effortless signature look. Moss, who debuted as the face of the Stuart Weitzman brand in the Spring 2013 ad campaign, was chosen because of her unparalleled status as a global style icon.

Kate Moss Fronts Stuart Weitzman's Fall 2013 Advertising Campaign.  (PRNewsFoto/Stuart Weitzman)

Kate Moss Fronts Stuart Weitzman’s Fall 2013 Advertising Campaign. (PRNewsFoto/Stuart Weitzman)

In the world of Stuart Weitzman, “sexy” means being comfortable and confident in your own skin, and the campaign captures this essence in a natural, classic, chic way while clearly showcasing the new season’s lust-worthy boot styles.

Stuart Weitzman Holdings LLC, a global leader in designer footwear, operates 44 retail stores across the United States, including New York, Beverly Hills, Chicago, Boston and Las Vegas.  The company also has 49 international stores and is sold in more than 70 countries. A luxury brand built upon the idea of creating a beautifully constructed shoe, founder and designer Stuart Weitzman’s main objective has always been to merge fashion and function. The first thing a women puts on in the morning and the last thing she takes off at night, his shoes are designed to feel as good as they look and to look as good as they feel.

Kate Moss Fronts Stuart Weitzman's Fall 2013 Advertising Campaign.  (PRNewsFoto/Stuart Weitzman)

Kate Moss Fronts Stuart Weitzman’s Fall 2013 Advertising Campaign. (PRNewsFoto/Stuart Weitzman)

While Moss’s style has been inspirational and aspirational for years, her edgy aesthetic resonates now more than ever as fall runways teemed with 90s-inspired looks reminiscent of her personal style. Since Moss was an originator of this aesthetic, Stuart Weitzman decided to use her “perfectly imperfect look” as the creative inspiration for the campaign. From her trademark shaggy furs, to fitted blazers, to cut-off shorts, to hip all-black ensembles, Moss’s must-haves are perfect pairings for Weitzman’s trademark boots. The fall campaign showcases in-demand trends, including thigh-highs, lace-up combat boots and menswear-inspired Chelsea boots. Also featured is the brand’s iconic 5050 over-the-knee boot, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this Fall season.

I enjoyed working with Stuart Weitzman again this season to showcase his fabulous fall boots,” said Kate Moss. “Shooting the campaign with Mario is always fun and, with such a great team, it really doesn’t feel like work.”

The international advertising campaign will launch in September in the United States, Italy, France, Canada, Dubai, Germany, Spain and Asia. Outdoor advertising (billboards and kiosks) will run in Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Milan and Paris. Behind-the-scenes video and additional creative content will be featured on www.stuartweitzman.com and in Stuart Weitzman boutiques worldwide. A short film featuring Kate Moss in an engaging multi-channel campaign will also launch in conjunction with advertising to maximize social activation worldwide.

Stuart Weitzman is a division of The Jones Group Inc. (NYSE: JNY)