2019 Holiday Gift Guide: Janie and Jack Partners With Designer and Entrepreneur Rachel Zoe to Launch Holiday Party Collection That Gives Back

100% of Holiday Party Collection Will be Donated to Nonprofit Baby2Baby; Exclusive Resort Collection to Follow

Today, children’s fashion brand, Janie and Jack, debuts their newest collection with celebrated fashion designer and entrepreneur, Rachel Zoe. A two-collection partnership, which launches with the Rachel Zoe x Janie and Jack Party Collection and follows with chic Resort Collection, features clothing and accessories inspired by Zoe’s iconic signature style, including gold and sparkle embellishments, texture and statement silhouettes. The Party Collection offers glamorous styles for girls and boys to ensure they are dressed for those special holiday occasions. In addition, 100% of net proceeds from the Party Collection will be donated to Baby2Baby*, a nonprofit organization that provides children living in poverty with basic necessities, and of which Zoe is a proud board member.

Photo Credit: Janie and Jack partners with designer and entrepreneur Rachel Zoe (seen here with her two sons) to launch holiday party collection that gives back (Photo: Business Wire)

Baby2Baby, a non-profit organization led by Co-Presidents Kelly Sawyer Patricof and Norah Weinstein, provides children living in poverty, ages 0-12 years, with diapers, clothing and all the basic necessities that every child deserves. In the last 8 years, Baby2Baby has distributed over 70 million items, including 40 million diapers to children in homeless shelters, domestic violence programs, foster care, hospitals and underserved schools as well as children who have lost everything in the wake of disaster. Every year, Baby2Baby serves hundreds of thousands of children across the country.

Janie and Jack is a design house with every kid at its heart—because individual style starts early. Each season collections feature modern twists on classic fashion. Janie and Jack is known for family moments, thoughtful details and memorable gifts.

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Rachel Zoe is such a renowned force in the fashion industry – and as a mom of two boys, she definitely knows how to blend comfort with style,” said Shelly Walsh, SVP and General Manager, Janie and Jack. “The Party and Resort Collections combine Rachel’s exceptional taste and glamour with Janie and Jack’s modern twist on classic fashion. We’re proud to be continued supporters of Baby2Baby and offer our customers the opportunity to give back to this inspiring organization and help children in need this holiday season.

The Holiday Party Collection offers 38 pieces of clothing and accessories, available in sizes 12-18 months to 12 years, with prices ranging from $18-$169. From a gold lurex maxi dress, metallic cheetah pant suit and rose gold lurex jumpsuit to accessories like a metallic turban, glitter cheetah print booties and faux fur wristlet, each design will make girls feel chic and ready to celebrate. The boys’ pieces are standouts too, from velveteen and wool tuxedos to satin neckties and a dapper fedora, all still allowing them to be comfortable.

Creating these collections with Janie and Jack has truly been such a dream. I have always wished to bring my design and glamour to children’s wear. This collection includes all my favorite design elements with metallics, sparkle and luxurious fabrics that are easily wearable for the most active little ones. To make this design collaboration even more special, Janie and Jack is donating 100% of net proceeds from our Party Collection to Baby2Baby which is an organization I am so proud to be a part of. It is infinitely rewarding to know this collection is giving back, especially during this time of year.” – Rachel Zoe

On December 3, Rachel Zoe and Janie and Jack will introduce a second collection, featuring resort wear for girls and boys to prepare for winter family getaways. The Rachel Zoe x Janie and Jack Resort Collection will feature 45 pieces, from printed swimwear for boys and girls, lurex caftan and sun dresses, and classic linen separates to must-have accessories like sandals, sunglasses, straw bag and fedora. The Resort Collection will be available in sizes 3-6 months to 12 years with prices ranging from $15-$109. Both the Party and Resort Collections will be sold at select Janie and Jack stores (NYC, LA and Miami) and online at www.janieandjack.com.

In Janie and Jack’s continued support of Baby2Baby, customers will also have the opportunity to donate while checking out at Janie and Jack stores nationwide and online at janieandjack.com beginning today, November 18 through December 31. Baby2Baby ambassador, Jessica Alba, lends her support to the campaign to encourage donation participation and spread awareness for providing for children living in poverty.

To donate to Baby2Baby, please visit a Janie and Jack store or www.janieandjack.com/baby2baby and join the conversation on social media by tagging #rachelzoexjanieandjack, @janieandjack and @baby2baby. For more information on the collection with Rachel Zoe, please visit janieandjack.com/rachel-zoe-party.

* Baby2Baby will receive (i) 100% of the net proceeds from the sale of the Rachel Zoe x Janie and Jack Party Collection and (ii) 100% of donations collected at checkout at janieandjack.com and at Janie and Jack stores in the U.S. from Nov. 18, 2019 through Dec. 31, 2019. In the event that the combination of (i) and (ii) is less than US$250,000, Janie and Jack will donate the difference.

Pottery Barn Kids And Pottery Barn Teen Collaboration With Rachel Zoe Now Available

Collections Now Available at PotteryBarnKids.com and PotteryBarnTeen.com and select stores

Pottery Barn Kids and Pottery Barn Teen, members of the Williams-Sonoma, Inc. portfolio of brands, is celebrating the launch of exclusive collaborations with renowned fashion designer and entrepreneur, Rachel Zoe. The Rachel Zoe x Pottery Barn Kids and Rachel Zoe x Pottery Barn Teen collections draw inspiration from her signature style of timeless glamour and her life as a fashion entrepreneur and mother.

The collaboration includes nursery, playroom and bedroom collections designed in a serene blush and ivory color palette with metallic accents and feature a variety of textiles including cozy faux fur, animal prints and sequins for pops of glamour.

Rachel Zoe believes ‘glamour is in the details’ and together we have created luxe collections that bring those details and her iconic style into the home space while still being functional and meeting the needs of children and teens,” said Jennifer Kellor, President of Pottery Barn Kids and Pottery Barn Teen.

Rachel Zoe x Pottery Barn Kids bedroom

From the soft and whimsical cascading Rachel Zoe Trailing Butterfly Crib Fit and Rachel Zoe Velvet Stitch Quilt with hand-stitched gold detail, to the matte black Rachel Zoe Race Car Ride On and Rachel Zoe ‘Play All Day’ Neon Sign, the Rachel Zoe x Pottery Barn Kids collaboration offers a range of playful yet chic designs to elevate any child’s nursery, bedroom and playroom space. The collection also boasts an assortment of giftable pieces such as the luxe faux fur Rachel Zoe Leopard Baby Blanket, and the black and white Rachel Zoe Giraffe Nursery Rocker. The Rachel Zoe Doll, a replica of the designer, is styled in one of Zoe’s favorite red carpet looks complete with accessories.

Rachel Zoe x Pottery Barn Teen bedroom

The Pottery Barn Teen collection takes inspiration from Rachel Zoe’s fashion line and glamorous signature style. The gold Rachel Zoe Chain Fringe Table Lamp and Rachel Zoe Chain Fringe Chandelier, and the Rachel Zoe Glitter Leopard Sheet Set and Rachel Zoe Metallic Sunburst Quilt with embroidered stitching are the epitome of luxe decor. Highlighting her love of accessories and sunglasses, the collection also includes an assortment of jewelry organizers like the Rachel Zoe Jewelry Floor Tower, Rachel Zoe Sunglass Holder, Rachel Zoe Beaded Pouches and Rachel Zoe Beaded Jewelry Boxes that celebrate her passion for vintage design while capturing some of her own trademark phrases such as “Shut it Down” and “Hey Gorg”.

“I have been a longtime fan of Pottery Barn Kids and Pottery Barn Teen,” said Zoe. “What an honor to collaborate on this iconic brand that has been a part of my life for many years. These collections are the perfect representation of effortless glamour which exemplifies my approach to both styling women as well as the home. I wanted everything to feel incredibly luxurious but still warm, inviting and dream-like. I was so excited to create these beautiful pieces that children and teens can bring to life every day.”

The new Rachel Zoe x Pottery Barn Kids and Rachel Zoe x Pottery Barn Teen collections are now available online at www.PotteryBarnKids.com, www.PotteryBarnTeen.com and in select Pottery Barn Kids and Pottery Barn Teen stores. To learn more about the line, visit www.potterybarnkids.com/rachelzoe and www.potterybarnteen.com/rachelzoe.

Children’s Brand Gymboree Launches Collaboration with Rachel Zoe

 

Children’s retailer teams up with celebrity mom and fashion designer for two-part partnership, exclusively at Gymboree stores and gymboree.com

Gymboree, the children’s retailer known for providing high quality, comfortable clothing, and accessories, is collaborating with celebrity mom and fashion designer Rachel Zoe to curate holiday looks, along with co-designing an upcoming Spring 2019 collection. This announcement comes on the heels of the brand’s relaunch and celebrates the all-new Gymboree.

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Gymboree Logo (Photo Credit: Gymboree)

To kick-off the collaboration, Zoe is featured in an exclusive video, making her favorite picks from Gymboree’s Holiday collection, now in stores and at gymboree.com. She shares the best of dressed-up holiday looks with an assortment of styles that are perfect for family photos and all the special events of the season. For girls, you can expect to see pieces with a lot of texture and shine, such as ribbon stripes, metallic jacquards, velvet, and faux fur. For boys, Zoe recommends creating a look he would be happy to wear by mixing soft knits with cozy sweaters and denim.

The second curated collaboration from Rachel Zoe and Gymboree is the Holiday Gift collection, coming in early November, which will include her top picks for boys and girls—pieces that are easy to mix in different ways and encourage individual style. Standout pieces include a metallic silver windbreaker for boys and a denim jacket with a fur collar for the girls.

In Spring 2019, Gymboree will launch Rachel Zoe X Gymboree, a limited-edition collection of clothing and accessories for both boys and girls. Zoe’s design aesthetic brings a fresh, pretty sensibility to the upcoming girls’ styles and a cool California feel to the boys’ looks while staying true to Gymboree’s signature comfort and quality style for kids.

I am beyond excited to partner with Gymboree to share my favorite pieces from their new holiday collection and to announce our upcoming Spring 2019 design collaboration. The Gymboree holiday line has something for everyone on your list––whether you are shopping for your own little ones or gifting friends. As a mother of two young boys, it is so important to consider comfort as much as style when getting them dressed for any occasion.”

Rachel Zoe’s picks from the Holiday collection will be available in stores and online at www.gymboree.com earlier this month. More information on the exclusive Rachel Zoe X Gymboree collection launch will be made available in the coming months.

Rachel Zoe And Rodger Berman To Host OCRF’s First-Ever Super Saturday Event In Las Vegas

Ovarian Cancer Research Fund’s Luxury Shopping Event to be held at Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian & The Palazzo and Fashion Show, Sept. 19-20

The Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF) will bring its popular Super Saturday shopping event to the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian & The Palazzo, and Fashion Show Las Vegas with unique spin. Hosted by Designer, Stylist, Editor and Author Rachel Zoe and husband and business partner Rodger Berman, the annual event, which New York Newsday called the ‘hottest summer event in the Hamptons,’ will launch in Vegas Sept. 19- 20, 2015.

OCRF’s Super Saturday designer shopping extravaganza, was created in 1998 by Donna Karan and the late Liz Tilberis (the late Editor-in-Chief of Harper’s Bazaar US, who has since died from the disease). Super Saturday Los Angeles launched in 2014, and is hosted by Rachel Zoe and Molly Sims. In 2014, at both Super Saturday Los Angeles and New York, more than 2,000 people attended the events and raised over $ 4.1 million with net proceeds going directly to OCRF and its programs. Special guests included celebrities, influencers, designers, media, supporters and their families, and fashion lovers. The Hamptons event has been hosted by Kelly Ripa and Donna Karan while the LA event was hosted by Rachel Zoe, Rodger Berman, Molly Sims and Scott Stuber.

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The exclusive Las Vegas weekend will showcase an assortment of special retail incentives from luxury brands including Michael Kors, Tory Burch, DVF, Fendi, Robert Graham, Melissa Shoes, Ted Baker London, Topshop, Links of London and Island Company to name a few. Most participating retailers will donate a percentage of weekend sales to OCRF.


A force within the fashion and design industry for nearly two decades, Zoe has been heralded as one of the most influential forces working in fashion today. In addition to dressing clients for a bevy of red carpet events, styling countless editorial spreads, and lending her vast expertise to brands, Zoe has authored two New York Times best-selling books, and is the Editor in Chief of The Zoe Report, her online style destination and newsletter. As a designer, Zoe makes her exceptional taste and expertise accessible to the fashion savvy with Rachel Zoe Collection, comprised of ready-to-wear, footwear and jewelry lines. Zoe will soon return to television as the host of her own late night talk show, Fashionably Late with Rachel Zoe, which will debut September 24th on Lifetime. Attendees can also meet Rachel Zoe when she signs copies of her newest book Living in Style.


The two-day extravaganza will feature a VIP brunch at Barneys New York, a Pucker Up Bar, Canyon Ranch SpaClub pop-up spa, a Pepsi Lounge, and Sephora makeup touch-ups.  A signature gift with purchase — two complimentary show tickets to Rock of Ages — will be available for those who spend $750 (restrictions apply – see official event guide for complete details).
Fashion Show will also highlight not-to-be-missed runway shows on the center’s elevated stage, featuring Saks Fifth Avenue and top seasonal must-haves.


We are thrilled to bring OCRF’s Super Saturday to the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, The Palazzo and Fashion Show Las Vegas. Their support of OCRF’s research programs will further propel us in our fight to find a cure for ovarian cancer,” says Audra Moran, president & CEO, Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.

The Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF) is the oldest and largest charity in the United States funding ovarian cancer research that leads to more effective identification, treatment, and ultimately a cure for ovarian cancer, as well as related educational and support initiatives. Each year there will be approximately 22,000 new cases of ovarian cancer in the United States, and nearly 15,500 women will die of the disease. Currently there is no effective means of early detection.


“Vegas is the ultimate fashion destination. It’s the only place in the world where you can shop every top designer and brand in one central location,” says Janet LaFevre, senior marketing manager, Grand Canal Shoppes and Fashion Show. “Being able to bring Super Saturday to Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, The Palazzo and Fashion Show gives our guests a chance to enjoy incredible shopping, dining, and entertainment all while contributing to a significant cause. We are elated to announce this partnership and first-ever Vegas location.”


Since 1998, OCRF has awarded over $65 million to ovarian cancer researchers around the country. OCRF-sponsored investigators are developing innovative strategies for early detection; exploring the genetics that increase risk for ovarian cancer; understanding the underlying molecular biology of the disease; identifying new and better targets for treatment; and deciphering how and why ovarian cancer spreads, and how to stop it. OCRF also supports a national program, Woman to Woman, which in 2015 will be providing support through more than 20 hospitals around the country to women in treatment for any gynecologic cancer, as well as their families, by pairing them with survivor volunteers who offer one-on-one emotional support and mentoring. For more information visit Ovarian Cancer Research Fund’s website at supersaturday.ocrf.org/vegasstylethefashionshow.com and thegrandcanalshoppes.com
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The 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards Winners

JOSEPH ALTUZARRA NAMED WOMENSWEAR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR

RIHANNA NAMED FASHION ICON OF THE YEAR

AWARDS SHOW TO BE WEBCAST ON CFDA.COM ON TUESDAY, JUNE 3RD AT 11AM

House Photography:  BFA: www.bfanyc.com

Last night, the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) paid tribute to the winners and honorees of the 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards in collaboration with Swarovski at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center. Film director and screenwriter John Waters was the host for the evening. For the thirteenth year in a row, the evening was generously underwritten by Swarovski. Highlights of the evening included a live tribute featuring sixteen models of color in Diane von Furstenberg dresses paying homage to Founder’s Award honoree Bethann Hardison for advocating diversity on the runways and Michael Kors leading the In Memoriam segment in which he honored the passing of Annabel Tollman, L’Wren Scott, and Art Ortenberg over the past year.

2014 CFDA Fashion Awards - Award Presentation with hos John Waters

2014 CFDA Fashion Awards – Award Presentation with hos John Waters

Nominees, honorees, and winners were determined by the CFDA Awards Guild which is comprised of CFDA members, leading fashion journalists, stylists, and top retail executives. Ernst & Young, LLP was the official accounting firm of the Awards.

Tonight, we celebrated creativity, experience, and conviction by honoring the diversity and vibrancy of individuals who define the influence of the fashion industry,” said CFDA President Diane von Furstenberg.

ACCESSORIES WINNERS - THE ROWMARY - KATE OLSEN & ASHLEY OLSEN WITH PRESENTER KERI RUSSELL(Center)

ACCESSORIES WINNERS – THE ROWMARY – KATE OLSEN & ASHLEY OLSEN WITH PRESENTER KERI RUSSELL(Center)

Dao-Yi Chow, James Marsden, Maxwell Osborne

Dao-Yi Chow, James Marsden, Maxwell Osborne

Lupita Nyongo, Joseph Altuzarra

Lupita Nyongo, Joseph Altuzarra

The evening’s Womenswear Designer of the Year honors went to Joseph Altuzarra for Altuzarra, presented by Lupita Nyong’o. The award for Menswear Designer of the Year was presented to Maxwell Osborne & Dao-Yi Chow for Public School by actor James Marsden. Mary-Kate Olsen & Ashley Olsen for The Row took home the Accessories Designer of the Year Award, presented by actress Keri Russell.

Sebastian Stan, Christopher Peters, Nadja Swarovski, Shane Gabier, Greta Gerwig, Tim Coppens, Irene Neuwirth

Sebastian Stan, Christopher Peters, Nadja Swarovski, Shane Gabier, Greta Gerwig, Tim Coppens, Irene Neuwirth

Greta Gerwig and Sebastian Stan presented the three Swarovski Awards, which honor and recognize emerging talent. The Swarovski Award for Womenswear was given to Shane Gabier & Christopher Peters for Creatures of the Wind. The Swarovski Award for Menswear was presented to Tim Coppens. The Swarovski Award for Accessory Design went to Irene Neuwirth. Recipients in each category will receive generous financial support from the company as well as exposure to the company’s vast and innovative crystal products and applications for fashion.

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Rihanna was presented with the Fashion Icon award by Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour who praised the musician for her ability to tell captivating stories through the boldness and beauty of clothes. Rihanna thanked members of the audience: “the designers, the models, and everyone else who has inspired me.

The CFDA believes in designers at every stage of their career.  Last night we recognized a broad range of talent and influence from student scholarship winners and emerging talent to industry icons,” added CFDA CEO Steven Kolb.

It’s been an honor to partner with the CFDA in celebrating the very best in American fashion for thirteen incredible years, and the creativity of the award winners never fails to amaze.  We are especially pleased to support the industry’s next generation through the Swarovski Awards. It’s a privilege to help these dazzling young talents evolve and realize their visions as they take the next steps in their careers,” said Nadja Swarovski, Member of the Swarovski Executive Board.

The Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Tom Ford by Richard Buckley for his consistent, creative influence on fashion.

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT HONOREE TOM FORD

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT HONOREE TOM FORD

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Jockey Launches New Marketing Campaign for The Jockey Women’s Collection Featuring Rachel Zoe’s “Must-Haves”

NEW CAMPAIGN FOCUSES ON BRAND’S ICONIC, YET EVOLVING IMAGE AND CONTINUED PARTNERSHIP WITH STYLIST, RACHEL ZOE

Jockey International, Inc. has announced the launch of their new marketing campaign, “Redefining Comfort,” for the Jockey collection as preferred by Rachel Zoe. The new campaign is designed to convey confidence and a more glamorous side of Jockey, and aims to challenge the perception that comfort and fashion can’t co-exist. The new campaign builds on the brand’s partnership with 2013 “Stylist of the Year“, Rachel Zoe, who started working with Jockey in July 2012.

Jockey.  (PRNewsFoto/Jockey International, Inc.)

Jockey. (PRNewsFoto/Jockey International, Inc.)

The campaign’s creative elements were conceptualized with the modern woman in mind. The prototype Jockey woman is “someone who’s confident, happy, on-the-go and always chic.” Evoking the modern woman, the campaign imagery focuses on the personal and intimate moments she goes through while getting dressed – whether it’s for work or an evening out. Headlines such as “Comfort Just Got Chic,” “Comfort Just Got Glam,” “Comfort Just Got Sleek” and “Comfort Just Got Flirty” show that it’s time to give comfort a makeover, starting with the foundation of your look.

"Redefining Comfort" Marketing Campaign: Comfort Just Got Flirty Marketing Campaign: Comfort Just Got Flirty.  (PRNewsFoto/Jockey International, Inc.)

“Redefining Comfort” Marketing Campaign: Comfort Just Got Flirty Marketing Campaign: Comfort Just Got Flirty. (PRNewsFoto/Jockey International, Inc.)

The Jockey collection, including those items chosen as Rachel Zoe’s “Must-Haves,” provides consumers with high-quality, on-trend innerwear in a variety of cuts, colors and patterns, ranging from thongs and boyshorts to lace and laser-cut edges. Highlighted within the new marketing campaign are key pieces, such as Clean Edge – featuring laser-cut edges for a flawless finish; Lacy Dot – an ultra-feminine design of delicate lace and picot trim; Skimmies® – a modern slipshort offering smoothing coverage without constriction; and shapewear tops that feature a unique, patented three-panel design providing targeted control in key spots. Continue reading

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Announces Preliminary Schedule for the new York Spring/Summer 2014 Collections

Summer may be almost over, but the fashion industry is kicking into high gear as the 2014 Spring/Summer New York Fashion Shows are just a few weeks away from their debut. Mercedes-Benz Fashion (New York) Week draws hundreds of thousands of fashion fans to New York City, and today IMG Fashion, owners and producers ofMercedes-Benz-Fashion-Week_06 the Event, announced the preliminary line up of designers who will take center-stage at Lincoln Center, September 5-12, 2013.

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week truly embodies the global scale of the fashion industry and highlights the limitless boundaries of design. A leader in the global fashion event circuit; Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York has the highest number of international designers who choose to make this Event the home for their Collection debuts,” says Christina Neault, Executive Producer, IMG Fashion Events and Properties. “As well, with three fashion schools and numerous emerging designers presenting alongside their established colleagues, Lincoln Center is the place to discover the next rising star.”

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York is internationally recognized as the world’s stage to premier the latest744px-mercedes-benz_logo_svg developments in cutting-edge fashion to the global fashion industry,” said Stephanie Zimmer, Manager of Brand Experience Marketing for Mercedes-Benz USA. “The excitement is building in anticipation of what will hit the runways from both the well-known designers and emerging talent showing this season.”

Over 100,000 guests, journalists, buyers and members of the industry make Lincoln Center become the heartbeat of the city for the 8 days of shows and events. Title sponsor Mercedes-Benz is joined by DHL, American Express®, Maybelline New York, TRESemmé, Samsung, Reel Code, Style Network, WGSN, Beck’s Sapphire, The New York Times, as well as Women’s Wear Daily and Getty Images.

September 5th

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  • 10AM BCBGMAXAZRIA at THEATRE
  • 11AMR ICHARD CHAI at STAGE
  • 1PM SUPIMA at STUDIO
  • 2PM TADASHI SHOJI at STAGE
  • 2:30-3:30PMC ANDELA at BOX
  • 3PM DESIGUAL at THEATRE
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