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N.Y.C. New York Color announced today the launch of a ‘Developed with New York Makeup Artists’ initiative, a program that supports the brand’s mission to deliver professional, innovative, yet budget-friendly go-to beauty essentials that have been developed with the expertise of trendy, young New York City-based fashion makeup artists. “We are thrilled to introduce this program, as it inspires confidence in N.Y.C. New York Color’s truly efficacious and dependable products,” says Maylis Joppe, N.Y.C. New York Color Global Marketing Vice President. “The results of this initiative reinforce N.Y.C. New York Color’s reputation as a credible, cool and trendy makeup brand at an unbeatable price. We are proud that experienced, hands-onNew York makeup artists weighed in on the development of our products to help empower the results that we deliver to women.”

The test panel was comprised of professional makeup artists based out of the New York City area, ranging in age between 25 and 35. Each makeup maestro embodies the N.Y.C. New York Color brand culture and energy. N.Y.C. New York Color believes in living vibrantly in color and style and creating the coolest new products in line with New York City Trends. The program kicked off with N.Y.C. New York Color inviting this eclectic group of youthful, fashion-forward professional makeup artists, boasting experience and clientele, to evaluate N.Y.C. New York Color products on themselves and a group of models. They were then asked to provide constructive and professional feedback on the products’ level of expert quality. The testing process was managed by the Coty Testing Institute.

The result was a beautifully crafted official “Developed With New York Makeup Artists” stamp of approval sealed on the final products reviewed by the artists. This endorsement reflects the N.Y.C. New York Color brand’s true professional grade. The Makeup artists bring to the table rich experience in the fashion industry, backstage beauty at New York Fashion Week, advertising campaigns and television makeup application, in addition to sizable social media and blog followings. The brand believes that nothing feels more New York than N.Y.C. New York Color and that is what these makeup artists represent.

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Written By , on May 27, 2015

The Reflected Eye is a narrative photo exhibition of sixty works framed and three hundred images collected are dispersed throughout Dune Studio’s common areas, offering the viewer a tour while being immersed in a working photo studio environment.  The Reflected Eye turns our attention to the mystery on the other side of the lens, the photographer.

The show includes Images from iconic photographers Jerry Schatzberg, Fernand Fonssagrives, Rankin, Ralph Gibson, Bob Gruen,Ted Allan, Horst P. Horst, Paul Hesse, Herbert Matter, Sandro Morriconi, Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, Francesco Scavullo, Melvin Sokolsky to Timothy White share their vision behind how movement works and plays into creating the ultimate photograph.  This exhibition pays tribute to those who make the magic happen.  “They are the beauty-seekers, perfectionists and magic-makers that bring glamour, desire and style to spectators around the world,” says Phillip Odom, Principal Totem Creative.

Marilena Borga, Italian Vogue Photo Editor explains, “Lenses are a weird way to see through what eyes already perceive thru a not-imaginary focus. Photographers are indispensable to capture what one sees but cannot imagine.  It’s the alchemy between seeing and being guided to perceive. The result is the joy of looking at a beautiful photo.”

“When we started our journey, with over 300 images compiled, it became apparent how photographers were known only by name and work, but not by face.  This is a sharp contrast of living in the current era of the selfie and our behind-the-scenes voyeuristic obsession.  I felt while editing this body of work that there was a story to tell, part insider, part pop culture with a big helping of photo history,” says Reflected Eye editor, Karen Boltax.

Collected by celebrated model agent, Patty Sicular, the exhibition combines portraits and on-the-job snapshots from over the last 50 years, representing some of the fashion industry’s most notable, notorious and soon-to-be-discovered photographers.  “You would be totally insane to miss this exhibit from Blumenfeld, to Sokolsky to Parkinson all the greats are here,” says Simon Doonan, Barneys New York Creative Ambassador.

The Reflected Eye exhibit is on display at Dune Studios located at 121 Varick Street 7th floor. The show will be installed from May 26 to June 30, 2015 and open to the public from Wednesday through Saturday 11 – 4 pm.  Gallery owner, Steven Kasher has written a critical essay to accompany the show.

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Written By , on May 26, 2015

Bicester Village kicked off a six-week ‘Best of British’ campaign with the launch of the annual British Designers’ Collective boutique onWednesday 20 May.


From left to right: Caroline Rush, Eudon Choi, Mary Charteris, J. JS Lee, Henry Holland, Amber Le Bon, Yasmin Sewell, Gemma Arterton, Desirée Bollier and Holly Fulton

From left to right: Caroline Rush, Eudon Choi, Mary Charteris, J. JS Lee, Henry Holland, Amber Le Bon, Yasmin Sewell, Gemma Arterton, Desirée Bollier and Holly Fulton

British actress and ambassador for the project Gemma Arterton launched the boutique alongside CEO of the British Fashion Council Caroline Rush, Chief ExecutiveValue Retail Management Desirée Bollier, and British designers Henry Holland, Eudon Choi, Holly Fulton and J. JS Lee.

The British Designers’ Collective at Bicester Village showcases collections from a host of the ‘Best of British’ design talent including Mary Katrantzou, Sophia Webster, Peter Pilotto, Roksanda, J. JS Lee, Ryan Lo, Nicholas Kirkwood, Holly Fulton, Preen by Thornton Bregazzi, House of Holland, Jonathan Saunders, Eudon Choi, Christopher Raeburn and Thomas Tait.

A hub for British fashion, luxury experiences, culture and creativity, Bicester Village provides established and emerging British design talent the opportunity to sit alongside internationally renowned luxury brands with its British Designers’ Collective.

Held in partnership with the British Fashion Council and curated by fashion consultant Yasmin Sewell for the sixth year, the ‘Aladdin’s cave’ of must-have pieces showcase a slice of British fashion at its finest.

From instantly recognisable fashion favourites including Mary Katrantzou’s signature woven coats, Peter Pilotto’s ‘Cascade’ dresses and tailored jacquard separates from House of Holland – the most coveted collections in Britain are now available at Bicester Village.

The ‘Best of British’ campaign sees Bicester Village celebrate the best of British creative talent, with a uniquely British creative fusion of fashion, art and music across a six-week period until 30 June 2015.

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Written By , on May 18, 2015

H&M is proud to announce the arrival of its first full range beauty collection. The launch will kick off in stores this fall, with an assortment of makeup as well as haircare, body care and beauty tools. Fashion is at the heart of the range, with an ever-evolving makeup selection that focuses on seasonal looks, ideas and colors. The products will be available in over 900 stores worldwide and online at hm.com.


The launch comes at a time when makeup is more important than ever as an expression of personal style, whether the look is natural, classic or fashion-forward. There will be new, dedicated beauty areas within the stores to help customers experiment with trends and develop a look that’s all their own.

We are very excited to offer ‘fashion for the face’ at H&M. It’s an opportunity to be inventive and creative, and to have fun with colors,” says Sara Wallander, concept designer at H&M Beauty.

Over 700 beautifully packaged makeup products will be introduced within the launch, followed by seasonal drops of new and limited-edition color collections. The range, which will replace existing beauty products at H&M, will also include two subsidiary collections: a premium beauty line and a Conscious assortment of Ecocert-approved sustainable products.

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Written By , on May 18, 2015

Panache, a worldwide leader of lingerie and swimwear for D+ cup sizes, announces a new campaign: “Modeled by Role Models.”  Celebrating six female role models from around the world – each chosen for her individual achievements, contributions to society and healthy approach to body image – this campaign looks to shift the perception of what being a true model really entails.


“Modeled by Role Models” echoes Panache’s mission to make sure its customers are comfortable and confident in their own skin.  With more than 30 years of experience in creating bras that lift and support larger cup sizes, Panache champions women of all shapes and sizes.  In an industry saturated by women who are admired for their physical attributes, Panache’s new campaign looks to expand the notion of beauty by celebrating women who are making an impact in different ways.

The campaign includes the following women, chosen from around the world for their contributions to society:

“Modeled by Role Models” launches on May 12, 2015 on a new website ModeledbyRoleModels.com, as well as with a mix of film and images running across social media platforms.  The campaign will also be supported with a special hashtag, #MyRoleModel, encouraging people worldwide to speak about their own role models.

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Written By , on May 18, 2015

The print magazine cover of the December 8, 2014, issue of The New Yorker depicting St. Louis’ “Broken Arch” was chosen by magazine editors as the Cover of the Year in the ninth annual ASME Best Cover Contest, which was open to all consumer print magazines published in calendar year 2014. The announcement was made today by Sid Holt, chief executive of ASME.

The Readers’ Choice Award goes to Paper for the winter 2014 print magazine cover featuring Kim Kardashian. Readers’ Choice Awards are chosen by Facebook users, with this year’s contest generating 10 million Facebook impressions.

More than 100 print magazines submitted 270 covers to compete in 10 categories. A Best Cover Award and Readers’ Choice Award was chosen in each category:

Best Cover Award Category Winners
News and Politics:  The New Yorker, December 8, 2014
Sports and Adventure:  ESPN The Magazine, October 13, 2014
Fashion and Beauty:  Harper’s Bazaar, March 2014
Business and Technology:  The Atlantic, November 2014
Family and Home:  FamilyFun, August 2014
Entertainment and Celebrity:  The New York Times Magazine, September 14, 2014
Science and Nature:  New York, June 9-15, 2014
Lifestyle:  Men’s Health, November 2014
BrainiestBloomberg Businessweek, August 4, 2014
Most Delicious:  Bon Appétit, June 2014

Readers’ Choice Award Category Winners
News and PoliticsVice, April 2014
Sports and Adventure:  Outside, August 2014
Fashion and Beauty:  Harper’s Bazaar, March 2014
Business and Technology:  Vice, December 2014
Family and Home:  FamilyFun, August 2014
Entertainment and Celebrity:  Paper, Winter 2014
Science and Nature:  Audubon, September/October 2014
Lifestyle:  Boys’ Life, September 2014
Brainiest:  Variety, August 12, 2014
Most Delicious:  Garden & Gun, August/September 2014

View the cover image gallery.

About ASME
The American Society of Magazine Editors is the principal organization for magazine journalists in the United States. The members of ASME include the editorial leaders of most major consumer and business magazines published in print and on digital platforms. Founded in 1963, ASME works to defend the First Amendment, protect editorial independence and support the development of journalism. ASME sponsors the National Magazine Awards in association with the Columbia Journalism School and publishes the ASME Guidelines for Editors and Publishers.

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Written By , on May 18, 2015

Balmain And H&M Invite Everyone To Experience #HMBalmaination (PRNewsFoto/H&M)

Balmain And H&M Invite Everyone To Experience #HMBalmaination (PRNewsFoto/H&M)

H&M is proud to announce its autumn guest collaboration with the Parisian house of Balmain. A veritable bastion of French luxury, Balmain – under the creative directorship of young Olivier Rousteing –has grown into a global pop-culture phenomenon. Last night, Rousteing and his friends Kendall Jenner and Jourdan Dunn walked the red carpet at the Billboard Music Awards, revealing the first pieces of the collection. Through social media, H&M and Balmain invited fans to join a movement of togetherness: #HMBalmaination.

“I want to talk to my generation: this is my main purpose as a designer. H&M allows me the unique possibility of bringing everyone into the world of Balmain, getting a piece of the dream and creating a global #HMBalmaination: a movement of togetherness, fueled on a hashtag. The collaboration felt extremely natural to me because everybody can connect with the H&M brand. It calls for unity, and I am all for it”, says Olivier Rousteing.

Founded in 1945, Balmain has always remained true to the vision and spirit of its founder, expressing energy, fun, amusement and freedom, with appeal for everyone. Rousteing has created a unique identity for the house, at once respectful of its couture DNA and rooted in the moment, but with a showbiz flair. It was a natural decision to highlight the signature Balmain pop charm through collaboration with H&M.

“We are excited to have Balmain as our guest designer at H&M and create a truly involving experience for everybody. With its mix of couture spirit and street wear attitude, Balmain owns a unique style, at once opulent and direct, sensual and energetic. It is also closely linked to the show business and music worlds, which adds another element of surprise,” says Ann-Sofie Johansson, Creative Advisor at H&M.

Available from November 5, in around 250 stores worldwide and online, the collection will feature clothing and accessories for both women and men.

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Written By , on May 18, 2015

Highlighting the best of summer, Miami Beach, and swimwear, plans for the 33rd annual Swimwear Association of Florida’s SwimShow are in full swing. Recent confusion centered around IMG’s announcement that it won’t be coming to Miami this year to produce runway shows they had dubbed Swim Week. Swim Week is not cancelled – IMG rebranded MBFW Swim as Swim Week when they bought the domain name after the contract with Mercedes Benz concluded in February, but “Swim Week” has always consisted of the main trade show called SwimShow.

The annual SwimShow trade show will be better than ever!

The 33nd annual event, the largest and longest-running of its kind, will take place July 18-21 at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Last year’s show saw a 15 percent increase in attendance. The SwimShow is recognized for helping swimwear companies bolster business while developing a new fan base of buyers and beachwear lovers alike.

“In its 33rd year, the SwimShow continues to be the catalyst for all of the amazing swim events that happen in Miami Beach, and we look forward to supporting both new and established brands during the four days of sheer excitement,” said SwimShow Executive Director, Judy Stein. “We are thrilled that both our industry and this event are stronger than ever and can’t wait to welcome and celebrate the SwimShow with the swimwear industry from around the world in just two short months.”

In 2014, nearly 10,000 people from 60 countries attended the SwimShow. Recognized as the most important swimwear tradeshow in the world, SwimShow is the premier resource for buyers from all swimwear categories, and caters to designer boutiques, resort shops, specialty stores, surf shops, department stores, mass merchants and more. This global trade show includes buyers, manufacturers, designers, corporate personnel, press, bloggers, fashion consultants, stylists and other fashion industry leaders.

“Whether you love color or style, networking or new brands, special events or special design, the 33rd annual SwimShow will definitely have something for you,” Stein added. “Others may come and go, but the SwimShow is proud to be a steady, strong and sizzling part of summer in Miami Beach.”

Featured brands in 2015 will include: A. Che, Agua Bendita, Agua de Coco, ale by Alessandra, Amuse Society, Ank, Badgley Mischka, bella tu, Betsey Johnson, Cecilia Prado Mare, Cynthia Rowley, Despi, Elizabeth Hurley, Gypsy 05, Hipanema, L*Space by Monica Wise, Lauren Ralph Lauren, Lenny Niemeyer, Letarte, Maryan Mehlhorn, Melissa Odabash, Mia Marcelle, Milly, Mink Pink, Nanette Lepore, OndadeMar, Paul Smith, Pily, QSeafolly, Robyn Lawley, Shoshanna,Trina Turk, Vitamin A, and many, many more.

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Written By , on May 8, 2015

Acclaimed fashion designer Zac Posen has created an exclusive, limited-edition summer look for Ecco Domani® Pinot Grigio, America’s #1 Italian Pinot GrigioI. Available in stores nationwide starting May 1, the wine can be found in the Italian import section of grocery stores and wine shops for a suggested price of $14.

Known for his technique in artisanal craftsmanship and red carpet heritage, Posen followed a multi-sensory approach to the bottle design, which will be available through summer. Notably, Posen took his inspiration from Ecco Domani Pinot Grigio’s hallmark floral character, drawing a parallel to this quality in a graphic, flower-splashed Kiko print the designer featured in his runway collection.

The result: Posen’s buoyant, eye-catching design floats across the surface of the bottle much as his signature, elegantly draped fabrics flow down the runway.

“As a designer who loves to cook and entertain, I wanted to incorporate the fresh, bright floral qualities of the wine in a playful way that would look pretty on the table,” Posen said. “I loved the idea of refreshing a classic print for a light, carefree look that is meant to be both timeless and whimsical—the perfect accessory for a summer table.”

The bottle collaboration marks a reunion for Posen and Ecco Domani. The Italian wine brand sponsored Posen’s first major runway show as part of its Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation Award. Posen was a member of the foundation’s inaugural class of award recipients in 2002.

“Zac’s design is a beautiful expression of our Pinot Grigio, which is incredibly aromatic,” said Courtney O’Brien, Director of Marketing,Ecco Domani. “We believe that an artfully set table creates a great palette, and we wanted to make it easy to add that little touch of style during the summer months when Pinot Grigio shines as an ideal pairing with lighter foods and warmer weather.”

Posen himself is a renowned host and home chef who often shares his creations—from plated dishes to sumptuous tablescapes and floral arrangements—on social media using the hashtag #CookingwithZac. To celebrate the launch of the Posen-designed Ecco Domani Pinot Grigio, the designer shares some of his favorite tips for summer entertaining:

Ecco Domani translates to “Here’s tomorrow” in Italian, reflecting a forward-thinking approach to authentic Italian wines. Ecco Domani Pinot Grigio is made with flavorful fruit from northern Italy’s celebrated regions of the Tre Venezie: Trentino-Alto Adige, Veneto andFriuli-Venezia Giulia. With its delicate citrus and floral aromas, signature tropical fruit flavors, and a crisp, refreshing finish, Ecco Domani Pinot Grigio is considered America’s most loved Italian Pinot GrigioII and is a perennial leader in Pinot Grigio by-the-glass and by-the-bottle salesIII.

Learn more about Ecco Domani and access more entertaining tips and recipes online:Facebook.com/eccodomaniInstagram.com/eccodomaniwinePinterest.com/eccodomani.

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Written By , on May 8, 2015

Tonight, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars’ latest design creation, Wraith ‘Inspired by Fashion’ will be the latest runway star to step into the lights in New York City. The global debut of this stunning new motor car will be the highlight of an exclusive event, Pratt Presents Women of Influence in the Business of Style, organized by Pratt Institute, the world-renowned art and design school located in the heart of New York City.  Rolls-Royce Motor Cars chose New York for this global debut because the “City that Never Sleeps” and the world’s leading luxury brand share an innovative fashion spirit and sense of cool, modern luxury.


Rolls-Royce Motor Cars will share the event globally for media, owners and brand aficionados worldwide with a live stream of the activities on PERISCOPE©. TWITTER© users following of @RollsRoyceCars can download the app to not only view the festivities, but also to share real-time commentary and pose questions. Participants will include Michelle Lusby, a rising star of the Rolls-Royce Bespoke design team who has led innovation in the treatment of textiles and materials for the brand.  To participate in the event, users can download the free app from the iTunes App Store  and then follow the authenticated @RollsRoyceCars feed.  The New York based “RRWraithFashion” event will begin online broadcast 8 May 2015 at 4:15 p.m. EDT (9:15 p.m. BST, 10:15 p.m. CET.) The launch will also be tagged on social media channels using #RRFashion.

Wraith ‘Inspired by Fashion’ represents the latest expression of innovative design for the resurgent Rolls-Royce Motor Car. Fashion has a way of moving forward like no other industry.  Timeless designs are reinvented to create brave new icons that challenge us to think differently. This was the defining concept behind the development of Wraith ‘Inspired by Fashion,’ The new vehicle sports numerous techniques and features never-before-seen on a Rolls-Royce Motor Car, including materials, colours and fabrics created by the Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Design Team. The “Pratt Presents Women of Influence in the Business of Style” event is a compelling opportunity to celebrate this inspiration new design and the designers whose craftsmanship and expertise created a motor car truly evocative of haute couture,” said Giles Taylor, Director of Design for Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.

“As a young designer in a dynamic field, it’s important for me to share the exciting honour I’ve been given to help define the style and fashion of the most iconic luxury brand in the world.  Wraith ‘Inspired by Fashion’ provides and exquisite canvass to create a cool, daring and seductive motoring style, and I look forward to sharing our work with the world at the event in New York,” said Michelle Lusby, Colour and Materials Designer for the Rolls-Royce Motor Car Bespoke Design Team.

“Pratt Presents is our signature series featuring visionary artists, designers and thought leaders who impact the cultural landscape and shape our future,” said Ludovic Leroy, Executive Director, Strategic Partnerships & Institutional Support. “Aligning with women who have created, shaped, and innovated brands with a global reach is a perfect complement to spotlight Rolls-Royce Motor Cars design prowess and shared commitment to innovating aesthetically and technologically.”

At Pratt Presents Women of Influence in the Business of Style, Rolls-Royce joins fashion powerhouses Maria Cornejo, designer, Zero + Maria Cornejo, Melisa Goldie, chief marketing officer, Calvin Klein, Inc. and Tracy Reese, founder and creative director, The Tracy Reese label, among others, for a panel discussion about female business leaders who are leading change in the fashion industry and profoundly impacting the market.

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