Rachel Roy Launches Digital Magazine And Video Series The Life On rachelroy.comApril 8, 2013
NEW YORK, – Rachel Roy today launched a new digital experience called The Life. Exclusively on www.rachelroy.com, The Life is a hub of lifestyle content created and curated to inspire women to design the life they want to live.
The magazine features five sections, LEARN, STYLE, GIVEBACK, RR/TV and ABOUT, that give viewers an inside look at Rachel’s view on fashion, beauty, travel, food and philanthropy. Launch topics include “How-to get a new spring beauty look,” “I’m Loving: Festival Fashion,” “Rachel’s spring playlist” and a story from guest editor Jacquie Aiche on combining spirituality with her jewelry business.
Rachel Roy said, “I’ve always believed in designing the life you want to live. Advice and stories from my friends on how they have pursued their dreams and goals have really helped me and I am excited to help bring those stories to a larger audience and inspire other women. We are not alone in our journeys, and I wanted to create something that illustrated this.”
Launching as a companion program to the magazine, The Life video series contains stories of female entrepreneurs who share their personal stories and tips for starting a business or pursuing their dream careers. Released on a monthly basis, the videos include: founder of FEED projects Lauren Bush Lauren , celebrity fashion stylist Elizabeth Stewart , E! Entertainment host Catt Sadler , fashion journalist Melissa Magsaysay , jewelry designer Jacquie Aiche , celebrity wellness Coach AJ Johnson and vintage shop owner Esther Ginsberg .
The digital launch of The Life underscores Rachel’s commitment to creating content that engages and connects women online and dovetails her digital runway show that debuted exclusively on Facebook during February’s New York Fashion Week.
For more information, please visit rachelroy.com/THELIFE.
Rachel Roy is a division of The Jones Group (NYSE: JNY).
About Rachel Roy:
Rachel Roy, designer, entrepreneur, philanthropist and mother, designs to inspire women to feel smart, confident and individual.
Inspired by the working women she knew, the Rachel Roy New York collection debuted in 2005. The Rachel Roy collection is available at select Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus , Nordstrom and top specialty stores worldwide. In 2009, RACHEL Rachel Roy launched with a downtown, youthful affordable contemporary sportswear brand essence and has quickly become a destination brand at Macy’s.
Giving back is one of Rachel’s greatest passions and one of the founding principles of the Rachel Roy brand. From her work with OrphanAid Africa to the Kindness Is Always Fashionable charitable bag program, Rachel looks to create opportunities to give women and children in need a voice.
Rachel is a member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) and continues to be actively engaged in the evolution and integrity of the fashion industry.
For more information on Rachel and to shop the collections, please visit the digital flagship, RACHELROY.COM
About The Jones Group Inc.:
The Jones Group Inc. (www.jonesgroupinc.com) is a leading global designer, marketer and wholesaler of over 35 brands with product expertise in apparel, footwear, jeanswear, jewelry and handbags. The Jones Group has a reputation for innovation, excellence in product quality and value, operational execution and talent. The Company also markets directly to consumers through branded specialty retail and outlet stores, through concessions at upscale department stores and through its e-commerce sites.
The Company’s internationally recognized brands and licensing agreements (L) include: Nine West, Jones New York, Anne Klein , Kurt Geiger , Rachel Roy (L), Robert Rodriguez , Robbi & Nikki, Stuart Weitzman , Brian Atwood (L), Boutique 9, Easy Spirit, Carvela, Gloria Vanderbilt , l.e.i., Bandolino, Enzo Angiolini , Nine & Co., GLO, Joan & David, Miss KG, Kasper, Energie, Evan-Picone, Le Suit , Mootsies Tootsies, Grane, Erika, Napier, Jessica Simpson (L), Givenchy (L), Judith Jack , Albert Nipon , Pappagallo and Rafe (L).
Century 21 Department Store Announces Grand Expansion Of Downtown Manhattan Flagship LocationApril 8, 2013
NEW YORK, – Century 21 Department Store announces the official grand expansion of its flagship location in downtown Manhattan this month. The retailer will unveil the newly renovated space with a ribbon cutting ceremony on April 9, 2013 at 9:30am EST. In an effort to further upgrade the shopping experience, Century 21 has added three new selling floors to house its extensive offerings of pure designer merchandise in every category, totaling six floors and over 225,000 square feet of shopping under one roof. As a result of the store expansion and ongoing renovations, Century 21 has helped support the local economy with the creation of numerous jobs.
The newly expanded location will feature The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf cafe. A new M.A.C Cosmetics store will also open on the ground floor, which will be fully staffed with the brand’s makeup artists. Additional updates include renovating store fixtures and decor, creating extra fitting rooms and widening aisles to create a more spacious shopping atmosphere. Revamps will continue through spring as the retailer finishes renovations on its shoe department, making it even easier for guests to navigate.
“The redesign is all part of our commitment to deliver the best possible shopping experience,” said Raymond Gindi , CEO of Century 21 Department Store. “We are extremely excited about the expansion and proud to be part of the downtown evolution as the area’s fashion anchor for over 50 years. Renovations have and will continue to create new jobs, helping to support the local economy and downtown community.”
“We are thrilled to be opening at Century 21′s Financial District NYC location and to be a part of the revitalization of the neighborhood,” said M.A.C Global Brand President Karen Buglisi . “At M.A.C, we pride ourselves on both artistry and community building and we welcome New Yorkers and visiting tourists to experience M.A.C at our fully staffed counter now open on Century 21′s newly renovated cosmetics floor.”
About Century 21 Department Store: Century 21 Department Store, established in 1961, is legendary for its exceptional offering of pure designer merchandise in every category at 40-65% off retail every day. A leader in high-end fashion retail for over 50 years, Century 21 Department Store offers men’s, women’s and children’s apparel, footwear, outerwear, lingerie and accessories along with cosmetics and home goods at select stores. The retailer is headquartered in Downtown Manhattan, with other locations in Brooklyn, Paramus, Morristown, Long Island, Queens, Lincoln Square Manhattan and coming soon to The Outlet Collection Jersey Garden as well as online at C21Stores.com.
About M.A.C Cosmetics: M.A.C (Make-up Art Cosmetics), a leading brand of professional cosmetics, was created in Toronto, Canada in 1984 and is part of The Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. The company’s popularity has grown through a tradition of word-of-mouth endorsement from makeup artists, models, photographers and journalists around the world. M.A.C is now sold in 83 countries/territories worldwide. Follow M.A.C and M.A.C Senior Artists on Twitter @MACcosmetics (twitter.com/maccosmetics and a list of the Senior Artists can be found here twitter.com/MACcosmetics/mac-senior-artists/members), become a M.A.C fan on Facebook (facebook.com/maccosmetics) and watch M.A.C videos on YouTube (youtube.com/maccosmetics). For a M.A.C location visit maccosmetics.com.
About The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®: Founded in 1963, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® is the largest and oldest privately held specialty coffee and tea retailer in the U.S. Embodying a passion for connecting loyal customers to one another with carefully handcrafted products, the company is known for sourcing and providing the finest ingredients and flavors from around the world, as well as product innovations such as The Original Ice Blended® drink. Since its inception from one cafe in Los Angeles, California, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® has grown to become an international icon with more than 800 company-owned and franchised cafes in 22 countries. The Coffee Bean began its expansion into the east coast, opening its doors for New Yorkers on August 28, 2011. The much-anticipated New York expansion came after nearly 50 years of serving up a full selection of signature blends to international acclaim. ‘The Bean,’ as it is affectionately referred to by its loyal fan following, aims to add a handcrafted and customized touch to the Manhattan coffee landscape and fill a noticeable void between the coffee conglomerates and the independent ‘mom and pop’ shops.
Aura by Swarovski Launches on HSN with Exclusive Beauty CollectionApril 8, 2013
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., – Swarovski, in partnership with Groupe Clarins USA, will debut an exclusive assortment of the Aura by Swarovski fragrance and beauty products with leading multi-channel retailer HSN on April 15th. Nadja Swarovski along with Harper’s Bazaar Executive Beauty and Fashion Editor Avril Graham will appear on-air for the launch of the collection.
Celebrating each woman’s beauty, Aura by Swarovski is a unique and modern fragrance with fruity floral notes in an architecturally striking bottle. The assortment of beauty products include the exclusive launch of Crystallize Your Lips, a collection of six new lipstick shades that enhances the lips, offering sparkle, comfort and shine. The collection also includes an HSN exclusive set with a 1.7oz of the Aura by Swarovski Eau de Toilette fragrance and 3.4oz body lotion, as well as the Rose Crystal Gloss Makeup Jewel and an Aura by Swarovski Solid Perfume.
“The Swarovski name is synonymous with high-end luxury and we are thrilled to bring their new color cosmetics, fragrances and exclusive beauty sets to HSN,” said Anne Martin-Vachon , Chief Merchandising Officer for HSN. “HSN is committed to offering our customers the best products and access to top authorities in the beauty industry and partnering with Swarovski and Clarins continues to elevate HSN as the ultimate beauty destination.”
“We are excited to launch new Aura by Swarovski beauty products in the US on HSN and look forward to a successful partnership,” stated Nadja Swarovski, Member of the Executive Board, Swarovski Crystal Business.
The HSN exclusive Aura by Swarovski: Crystallize Your Lips collection is enriched with micronized Swarovski Crystals that capture and reflect the light. Each formula is incredibly rich, yet light in texture that provides complete, long-lasting color. Additionally, the Swarovski Rose Crystal Make-up Jewel lip gloss has a delicate texture and micronized crystals for sensual lips in a new beauty jewel case.
Aura by Swarovski Solid Perfume is delicately scented with the Aura by Swarovski fragrance and enriched with a glittering powder texture that gives the body a touch of luminescence. Presented in a palladium finished case and adorned with a Swarovski crystal, this luxurious jewel was designed to be worn as a pendant, combining fashion and fragrance on-the-go.
The Swarovski assortment will also include Aura by Swarovski Perfumed Body Cream, Aura by Swarovski Eau de Mariage and the Swarovski Edition fragrance.
Jonathan Zrihen , President of Groupe Clarins USA added, “As the licensee for Swarovski Fragrances, we are very pleased to partner with HSN. We look forward to introducing the HSN audience to our fragrance Aura and to the dazzling world of Swarovski.”
Aura by Swarovski launches on HSN on April 15, 2013 at 12:01 A.M. (EST), to purchase now or for more information, visit HSN.com and join the conversation @HSN on Facebook and Twitter.
In 1895, Daniel Swarovski, a Bohemian inventor and visionary, moved to the village of Wattens, Tyrol in Austria, with his newly-invented machine for cutting and polishing crystal jewelry stones. From this beginning that revolutionised the fashion world, Swarovski has grown to be the world’s leading producer of precision-cut crystal for fashion, jewelry and more recently lighting, architecture and interiors. Today, the company, still family-owned and run by 5th generation family members, has a global reach with some 26,100 employees, a presence in over 120 countries and a turnover in 2011 of 2.22 billion euros. Swarovski comprises two major businesses, one producing and selling loose elements to the industry and the other creating design-driven finished products. Swarovski crystals have become an essential ingredient of international design. Since 1965 the company has also catered to the fine jewelry industry with precision-cut genuine gemstones and created stones. Showing the creativity that lies at the heart of the company, Swarovski’s own brand lines of accessories, jewelry and home decor items are sold through more than 2,200 retail outlets worldwide. The Swarovski Crystal Society has close to 300,000 members across the world, keen collectors of the celebrated crystal figurines. And in Wattens, Swarovski Kristallwelten, the multi-media crystal museum, was opened in 1995 as a celebration of Swarovski’s universe of innovation and inspiration.
HSN is a leading interactive multichannel retailer, offering a curated assortment of exclusive products and top brand names to its customers. HSN incorporates entertainment, inspiration, personalities and industry experts to provide an entirely unique shopping experience. At HSN, customers find exceptional selections in Health & Beauty, Jewelry, Home/Lifestyle, Fashion/Accessories, and Electronics. HSN broadcasts live to 96 million households in the US in HD 24/7 and its website –HSN.com – is a top 10 most trafficked e-commerce site, featuring more than 23,000 product videos. Mobile applications include HSN apps for iPad, iPhone and Android. HSN, founded 35 years ago as the first shopping network, is an operating segment of HSN, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSNI). For more information, please visit HSN.com, or follow @HSN on Facebook and Twitter.
About Groupe Clarins:
Clarins Group is the European leader for prestige skin care products with an iconic brand name and major positions in North America and Asia. It also has a make-up product range under the Clarins brand name.
For fragrances, the group has a significant volume of business with proprietary brands Thierry Mugler and Azzaro, license agreements and distribution partnerships present in more than 150 countries through 20 distribution subsidiaries. For additional information about Clarins, please visit www.clarins.com.
Keds® Introduces First Footwear Collaboration With Taylor SwiftApril 2, 2013
LEXINGTON, Mass., – Fresh off the heels of a multiyear partnership announcement, Keds® is thrilled to introduce its first footwear collaboration with seven-time Grammy winning, multi-platinum singer-songwriter and style icon Taylor Swift, available globally beginning in April.
“The sneakers are really fun and easy to wear, and the designs reflect some of my favorite things,” said Swift.
The collection reimagines the classic Keds® Champion sneaker in 12 fresh new ways. Chevron is created from mini guitars, polka dots alternate with paw prints, large bunches of flowers float on a background of stripes, and sunglasses create a bold graphic statement. Additional styles include a nautical inspired anchor and stars, a super feminine heart pattern, and versatile polka dots over stripes.
The color palette is bright bold hues of red, yellow, navy, aqua and pink. Finishing touches feature solid trim in coordinating colors, and a special charm in one of two styles: a silver heart featuring Swift’s favorite number, 13, or a guitar pick in antiqued brass with Swift’s logo inscribed in the middle.
“Taylor’s style is effortless and always perfectly pulled together. This collection really reflects her fresh approach to fashion,” said Rick Blackshaw , president, Keds®. “It is our goal to continuously delight and surprise girls with new sneakers that help them express their personal style. We hope everyone has a lot of fun wearing Taylor’s collection.”
The Taylor Swift for Keds® collection will be available at retailers worldwide in April, with select exclusive styles on Keds.com, TaylorSwift.com, Nordstrom.com and Journeys.com. All styles are $50.
In 1916 Keds® redefined footwear with the introduction of the Champion sneaker. The simple and chic design ignited a style revolution, capturing the hearts of girls everywhere from fashion icons to the girl next door. Today, Keds® is a head-to-toe fashion lifestyle brand fueled by a passion for imagination, inspiring a new generation of girls to stay authentic, optimistic and brave. For more information, please visit www.Keds.com. Keds is a division of Wolverine Worldwide, the world’s leading maker of casual, work, outdoor, athletic and children’s footwear.
About Taylor Swift
Lauded by The New York Times as “one of the most important pop artists of the last decade,” and by Rolling Stone as “one of the few genuine rock stars we’ve got these days,” 23 year-old Taylor Swift is a seven-time GRAMMY winner, and is the youngest winner in history of the music industry’s highest honor, the Grammy Award for Album of the Year. With the 2012 release of her album RED, she is the only female artist in music history (and just the fourth artist ever) to twice have an album hit the 1 million first-week sales figure. She holds the record for the biggest digital sales week ever for a song by a woman, and for the second-largest song sales week overall, as well as the worldwide iTunes record for highest ever first-week album sales. With RED, Taylor became the first artist since the Beatles (and the only female artist in history) to log six or more weeks at #1 with three consecutive studio albums.
Taylor has an album on Rolling Stone‘s prestigious The 50 Greatest Albums of All Time (by women) list, and Time magazine has named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world. She is Billboard‘s youngest-ever Woman of the Year, and her more than 100 industry award wins have included the American Music Awards’ Artist of the Year, the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music’s Entertainer of the Year and three European Music Awards.
Taylor, who writes all of her own songs, has career record sales in excess of 26 million albums and 75 million song downloads worldwide, and her two most recent albums are two of only 18 albums in the entire history of music to sell more than 1 million copies in a single week. She has had singles top both the country and pop radio charts around the globe, and has thus far scored 13 #1 singles across multiple radio formats. She is one of the top 5-selling digital music artists worldwide, and is the top-selling digital artist in country music history.
b michael AMERICA RED Collection Debuts with Effortless Pieces for the Modern-Chic WomanApril 1, 2013
NEW YORK, April 1, 2013 – American couturier and ready-to-wear designer B Michael, known for glamorous designs made exclusively in America and worn by many of the world’s most stylish women, has unveiled his second b michael AMERICA RED Collection. b michael AMERICA RED features elegant, ready-to-wear designs that take women from day to evening. As the hallmark of the brand’s “Advanced American Style” heritage, B Michael remains committed to designing and manufacturing his collections in America, creating jobs for garment workers in New York City and supporting the heart of the U.S. fashion industry since 1999.
The b michael AMERICA RED Collectionfeatures beautiful, ready-to-wear pieces that today’s modern-chic woman can easily incorporate into her wardrobe. Each dress in the Collection is designed with on-the-go style in mind so that women can seamlessly transition from daytime to evening. The b michael AMERICA RED Collection features several different looks – dresses that range in color palettes from ivory to B Michael’s signature red. Priced from $155 to $400, the Collection is available at select retailers, including the following Macy’s locations nationwide:
- Macy’s Herald Square, New York, New York
- Macy’s Pentagon City, Arlington, Virginia
- Macy’s State Street, Chicago, Illinois
- Macy’s Water Tower, Chicago, Illinois
- Macy’s Metro Center, Washington DC
- Macy’s Union Square, San Francisco, California
- Macy’s Center City, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Macy’s South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa, California
- Macy’s Lenox Square , Atlanta, Georgia
- Macy’s Dadeland, Miami, Florida
- Macy’s Somerset Collection, Troy, Michigan
Designer B Michael views the b michael AMERICA RED Collection as an extension of his highly-praised Couture line. “The RED line is a joy to create because it allows me to broaden my point-of-view of Advanced American Style that for me means classic glamour,” says Mr. Michael. “I am also extremely proud that all of our pieces are made in America which enables our team to be hands on, assuring highest quality and interpretation of my designs.”
b michael AMERICA RED Collection Brand Ambassadors will be on hand in select stores to address customer questions and gain style tips and suggestions on how the Collection can be incorporated into the wardrobes. The designer himself will also make appearances in support of the new Collection. “As a designer, I am very honored to have my Collection at Macy’s. This is an iconic and important American retailer and arbiter of style.” For more information, please visithttp://www.bmichaelamerica.com.
About B Michael
Fashion innovator, pacesetter and legend B Michael began his career as a milliner and honed his skills as a fashion designer and couturier while working in the ateliers of leading designers including Oscar de la Renta . Mr. Michael launched his own label in 1999 and is now at the helm of a multi-faceted brand that includes ready-to-wear, accessories and the treasured couture collection. A favorite among some of the most photographed women in the world, Mr. Michael’s designs have been worn by Beyonce, Halle Berry , Tamara Tunie and Cicely Tyson , among others.
Mr. Michael has presented collections worldwide, and is a dedicated philanthropist and supporter of organizations that educate and empower young people, thereby shaping the leaders of tomorrow. Organizations he supports include the New York City Mission Society, the Cicely L. Tyson School of the Performing and Fine Arts and the DreamYard Project, to name a few. Mr. Michael will be recognized for his philanthropic efforts on April 8 when the non-profit educational organization Figure Skating inHarlem honors him at the 2013 Skating with the Stars Gala.
Miami Fashion Week Celebrates Its 15th Anniversary With Over 60 Designers And 100 Celebrity Guests!March 26, 2013
MIAMI, – Everything was set for the start of the most anticipated event of the year: Miami Fashion Week celebrated its 15th anniversary this year.
From March 20th to the 23rd, the Miami Beach Convention Center was the center of attraction for all fashionistas with the arrival of more than 60 designers, who presented their exclusive showcases and over 100 celebrity guests attended.
Designers from around the world such as Carlos Miele , Julian Chang , Nicolas Felizola , Petit Pois by Viviana G, Itala Testino ,Erin Healy , Cynthia Rodriguez , Lisu Vega, Kaynce Armstrong, Lola Kids, Finicky Stitches, Galo Sanchez , Tiffany Chimere, Lauren Adams Ken Wrony, Violet Luck , Duski Orascanin, Jessica Decata , Obeemaa, are just some of those who presented on the runway.
Lorena Rojas, Lupita Jones , Adriana Barraza , Luis Fonsi, Michelle Salas , Lili Estefan , Kika Rocha , Fabián Ríos, Maripily Rivera, Ximena Duque , Diego Di Marco , Fernando Carrillo , Barbara Bermudo , Maritza Rodriguez , Rashel Diaz , Karent Sierra, Jorge Bernal , Gabriel Valenzuela , Felicia Mercado , Rebecca Jones , Liannet Borrego, Michelle Vargas , Mauricio Henao ,Alexandra Pomales , and Gustavo Leone confirmed their attendance and were special presenters.
On the eve of Saturday, March 23rd the Miami Moda & Music Awards benefit the Livestrong Foundation which will be hosted my internationally celebrated actress Lorena Rojas who is also the spokesperson for LiveStrong in the Hispanic market.
That same night Miami Fashion Week featured, from Milan to Miami TVModa’s European Designer Showcase with capsule collections by Roberto Cavalli , Alberta Ferreti , Bluemarine, Iceberg, Byblos, Moschino, Kriza, Vivienne Westwood andStella McCartney . Also the South Florida premiere, personal appearance and fashion show by one of the world’s top bridal designers, Rosa Clará Bridal Couture from Barcelona and receipient of the International Bridal Designer of the Year award plus celebrity emcees and special performances.
Also available that week were the different pavilions separated by country as well the wedding pavilion for Miami Bridal Week.
Lucky Magazine Announces First-Ever Two-Day West Coast FABB: Fashion and Beauty Blog ConferenceMarch 26, 2013
LOS ANGELES, – Lucky, the magazine about shopping and style, announced today the 2ndannual FABB West. The two-day event, taking place April 4th and 5th, 2013 at the Beverly Hills SLS Hotel, will once again bring the top influencers in fashion, beauty, technology and entertainment together. Day one of the conference is comprised of a series of panels and keynotes featuring industry leaders who will educate the audience on how to “Take It to the Next Level.” Thursday’s festivities will wrap with a VIP cocktail party where bloggers will have the opportunity to mix and mingle. Day two will feature breakout sessions to provide bloggers with the tools they need to build their business.
“I am very excited to head to the west coast for our fifth installment of the Lucky FABB Conference. The group of influencers Lucky brings together at the conference are setting the trends in blogging, e-commerce and social media and are truly redefining how fashion, beauty and technology work together,“ said Lucky General Manager and Senior Vice President,Gillian Gorman Round . “Additionally, it’s the perfect opportunity for our advertising partners to reach such a highly sought-after audience. This event enables them to get their products in the hands of an inspiring group who have the same aesthetic as Lucky. We are thrilled to have P&G Beauty & Grooming as the presenting sponsor once again along with LeSportsac, AG Jeans, L’Occitane, Miss Me, Style Network and Tacori.”
“I am thrilled to bring FABB to over 250 bloggers for our first-ever two day conference on the west coast. The group of men and women we have selected to attend FABB are ready to take their blogs to the next level and at Lucky, we are helping them do just that,” said Lucky Editor in Chief, Brandon Holley . “The bloggers attending FABB are the essence of the brand and we couldn’t be happier to welcome them into the Lucky FABB family. The interaction between panels, dialogue among bloggers and the viral conversation on Luckymag.com promises to be completely engaging.”
Drew Barrymore, Lucky‘s May cover star, will deliver a keynote address in which she will discuss how she balances her busy life as a mother, actress and entrepreneur. The conference will conclude with a Q & A with Betsey Johnson and an exclusive screening of her Style Network show, “XOX Betsey Johnson.”
Panels and Participants Include:
Your Voice, Louder
- John Jannuzzi , Digital Editor, Lucky
- Hillary Kerr , Co-Founder and Editorial Director, WhoWhatWear
- Erin Kleinberg , Co-Founder, The Coveteur
- Stephanie Mark , Co-Founder, The Coveteur
- Eva Chen , Founder, Eva Chen 212
The Tools You Need to Grow Your Business
- Elise Loehnen , Editor in Chief, Beso
- Annie Ta , Corporate Communications Manager, Pinterest
- James Nord , Co-Founder, Fohr Card
- Tina Craig , Co-Founder, Bag Snob
- Scott Allan , Senior Vice President of Global Marketing, LinkShare
- Amber Tarshis , Senior Vice President of Marketing, Guess?
- Cathy Choi , Director of Social Media Sephora
- Jamie Gersch , Senior Director Marketing, Gap North America
- Kristen Spaulding , Social Media Editor, Neiman Marcus and Cusp
- Lalena Luba, Vice President Public Relations, BCBG
Creating a Voice of Authority
- Mandana Dayani , Vice President of Marketing, Rachel Zoe
- Ara Katz , Head of Creative, Content, Communications and Celebrity, Beachmint
- Kimberly Tobman , Vice President of Public Relations and Corporate Communications, JustFab.com
- Theresa Canning Zast , Vice President of Design and Creative Director, Kate Spade Saturday
As a brand that is known for listening to its fans and delivering exactly what they want, Lucky created the “Blogger’s Choice” panel for FABB West 2013 to provide attendees with information they are craving. Bloggers submitted panel ideas and voted via Pinterest. By an overwhelming number of re-pins the bloggers chose “The Business of Blogging” where they will hear Raman Kia , Executive Director of Integrated Strategy at Conde Nast, Emily Schuman , Founder of Cupcakes and Cashmere; Geri Hirsch , Founder of Leaf.tv and Because I’m Addicted and Alex Kassan , Director of Investments at Advance Publications discuss practical tools for making their brand a successful business.
On Friday, April 5th bloggers will experience day two of FABB by taking part in hands-on workshops and interactive brand experiences. Breakout sessions include:
Make the Most of Your Style Blog
- Jessie Webster , Photographer, The Glitter Guide
Beauty Tips from the Pros
- P&G Beauty
Styling: The Resources You Need
- Elle Strauss , Lucky Senior Fashion Editor
- Rachel Nguyen , That’s Chic
Grow Your Traffic
- Raman Kia , Executive Director of Integrated Strategy, Conde Nast
- Dave Cook , Vice President of Marketing, The Find
New Ways to Monetize
- David Weinrot , Chief Marketing Officer, Shopzilla
- Elise Loehnen , Editor in Chief, Beso
- Tracy DiNunizo, Founder and CEO of Tradesy.com
- Heather Lipner , Founder of Uncovet
- Leora Kadisha , Founder and CEO of StyledOn
- Kyla Brennan , Founder and CEO of Helloinsights
How to Pitch
- Andrea Chao , Advertising Director, Guess?
The FABB conference is presented by P&G Beauty & Grooming. Sponsors of the conference include: LeSportsac, AG Jeans, L’Occitane, Miss Me, Style Network and Tacori.
For tickets and updated information visit Luckymag.com. Follow FABB on Twitter (@LuckyMagazine) and use the hashtag #LuckyFABB when tweeting about the conference.
Lucky, the award-winning magazine about shopping and style, showcases what to wear and how to wear it, making fashion and beauty fun and accessible. Since Lucky‘s launch in December 2000, circulation has gone from 500,000 to over 1.1 million, proving to be one of the most successful launches in Conde Nast history. For the latest news from Lucky, log on towww.luckymag.com.
Avon Names Lauren Andersen Global Celebrity Makeup ArtistMarch 25, 2013
New York, NY, — Avon Products Inc. names Lauren Andersen Global Celebrity Makeup Artist. In the role, Andersen will serve as a global spokesperson for the Avon Color brand, share beauty tips and trends in the Avon Brochures and create beauty videos for Avon’s YouTube Channels. Lauren will play an integral role in debuting the newly revamped Avon Color line, launching summer 2013.
Andersen will help introduce Avon’s new Color collection of lipsticks and eye shadows that have been reformulated with new cutting edge innovation, featuring Color Reveal Technology that is designed to deliver ultra-wearable, high-impact color.
“Growing up my mom was an Avon Representative and some of my earliest memories playing with makeup are with Avon products,” Andersen said. “My passion for beauty began with Avon and I’m excited to continue my journey with the brand as they debut an innovative new Avon Color collection.”
“In a year when we’re launching so many innovative beauty products and updating the Avon Color brand, we’re thrilled to partner with Lauren who is a true authority in the beauty industry,” said Meg Lerner, Vice President Avon North America Marketing. “Lauren embraces Avon’s philosophy that beauty can help you reveal your most fabulous you.”
Andersen first discovered her love of makeup as a child in Los Angeles, where she grew up closely watching her mother’s beauty rituals. Her beauty obsession translated into a successful career as a celebrity makeup artist on editorial shoots, ad campaigns, press junkets, and major red carpet events. Andersen’s beauty philosophy is founded on the idea that makeup should evoke a sense of beauty and confidence, whether she creates a natural, translucent look or a smoky, dramatic effect.
About Avon: Avon, the company for women, is a leading global beauty company, with nearly $11 billion in annual revenue. As the world’s largest direct seller, Avon is sold through more than 6 million active independent Avon Sales Representatives. Avon products are available in over 100 countries, and the product line includes color cosmetics, skincare, fragrance, fashion and home products, featuring such well-recognized brand names as Avon Color, ANEW, Skin-So-Soft, Advance Techniques, and mark. Learn more about Avon and its products at www.avoncompany.com.
Chrysler Brand Launches ‘Unboxing’ for the New Chrysler 300C John Varvatos Limited EditionMarch 25, 2013
AUBURN HILLS, Mich., March 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –
- World-renowned fashion designer and Detroit native John Varvatos featured in Chrysler brand’s new advertising campaign
- ‘Unboxing’ showcases the new 2013 Chrysler 300C John Varvatos Limited Edition arriving in dealerships this spring
- Spot showcases collaboration between the Chrysler brand and John Varvatos ’ signature design language for a Detroit-tough attitude.
- Special guest cameo made by Detroit rocker Iggy Pop
The Chrysler brand is continuing to build upon signature design and Detroit-born style with a new 30-second commercial titled “Unboxing”. The commercial showcases the world-renowned fashion designer and Detroit native, John Varvatos , with the new 2013 Chrysler 300C John Varvatos Limited Edition, and also includes a guest cameo made by Detroit rocker Iggy Pop . The ad “Unboxing” will air on national and cable networks.
“Collaborating with John Varvatos is a true testament to what the Chrysler brand represents, proving that with inspiration, determination and hard work come beautiful things,” said Saad Chehab , President and CEO – Chrysler Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. “This partnership embodies two brands coming together to deliver unique design, exclusive style and classic refinement.”
“I am excited to continue my partnership with Chrysler, and launch the Limited Edition 300C vehicle that I collaborated on with their world class design team,” said John Varvatos . “It is a very special and personal automobile that has so many great design details and features. Having my friend Iggy Pop join me in my new commercial just made it even sweeter.”
The spot opens with a delivery truck making its way through the busy streets of New York carrying the Chrysler 300C John Varvatos Limited Edition. A voiceover begins to tell a story about perfection and luxury stating “to perfect every detail, work with a perfectionist who sweats every detail. If you want to refine a luxury car you’re proud to put your name on, work with a guy whose name is his reputation.”
As the truck makes its way through the streets, you see Varvatos as he awaits the delivery of the finished car to his Bowery store in New York City. After Varvatos inspects the vehicle for the first time, a special guest cameo is made by one of his Detroitfriends and collaborators, Iggy Pop , as they drive off in the vehicle together.
To view “Unboxing”, please visit the Chrysler brand Youtube site
“Unboxing” was created in partnership with Wieden+Kennedy of Portland.
2013 Chrysler 300C John Varvatos Limited Edition
With its unique Phantom Black tri-coat exterior paint and discrete metallic finishes inside and out, the limited-production 2013 Chrysler 300C John Varvatos Limited Edition exudes a Detroit-tough attitude.
Styled after the black with Titanium-finished John Varvatos ’ cologne bottle, a Titanium-finished grille surround, Titanium Chrome Chrysler “wing” badge and Black Chrome grille blades mimic the foundries that made Motor City flourish. For a more striking look, an aggressively styled front fascia integrates larger air inlets and features Black Chrome grille blades and Titanium-finished accents. Matching the cologne bottle finish are new 20-inch cast-aluminum wheels, day light opening surrounds and mirror caps finished in Titanium. At the rear, LED taillamps with blackened detail give a more masculine look, while dual-exhaust tips in titanium, and John Varvatos and Chrysler wing deck-lid badges finished in Titanium Chrome complete the look.
Delivering John Varvatos ’ signature style through a unique combination of dark colors and exotic materials, the Chrysler 300C John Varvatos Limited Edition surrounds its passengers with craftsmanship and an industrious style that could only be “Imported from Detroit.” Inside, John Varvatos ’ logos are proudly debossed on unique Pewter Metallic leather seats and are tailored with unique Diesel Gray and black pattern Varvatos stitching – for a look that is straight out of his fitted-jacket collection. Translated from John Varvatos ’ latest watch design are a specially designed gauge cluster and clock with Pearlescent White face and Charcoal Black Metallic bezels. Extensive use of exotic Poltrona Frau® black leather with Diesel Gray accent stitching surrounds the bespoke environment, while a hand-stitched heated steering wheel is finished with Diesel Gray thread and Titanium Chrome accents for added detail. Completing the Chrysler 300C Varvatos Limited Edition’s interior are Titanium, unique Charcoal Hydrographic Wood and Gloss Black finished interior accents.
The limited-production 2013 Chrysler 300C John Varvatos Limited Edition arrives to Chrysler showrooms in the first-quarter of 2013. Only 2,000 vehicles will be built with each of them being serialized.
About John Varvatos
Launched in 2000 with a collection of tailored clothing and sportswear, John Varvatos now represents an entire men’s lifestyle that includes footwear, bags, belts, eyewear, limited edition watches, men’s fragrances, as well as the younger, edgier John Varvatos U.S.A. Collection and Boys’ line, as well as Converse by John Varvatos . The designer has been recognized three times by the CFDA with an American Fashion Award for New Menswear Designer (June 2000) and Menswear Designer of the Year (June 2001 and June 2005) and was honored as GQ’s “Designer of the Year” in 2007. The collection is distributed in freestanding John Varvatos boutiques across the U.S. — including his famed 315 Bowery boutique in New York City, formerly the seminal underground music club CBGB’s — and online, as well as in better department stores throughout the world. John Varvatos can also be seen as a mentor on NBC’s “Fashion Star” is currently airing Season 2 from March through May 2013.
About Chrysler Brand
The Chrysler brand has delighted customers with distinctive designs, craftsmanship, intuitive innovation and technology all at an extraordinary value since the company was founded in 1926.
Whether it is the groundbreaking, bold design of the Chrysler 300, the sleek elegant styling of the Chrysler 200 Convertible, or the family room on wheels functionality of the Chrysler Town & Country, Chrysler brand vehicles reward the passion, creativity and sense of accomplishment of its owners. Beyond just exceptionally designed vehicles, the Chrysler brand has incorporated thoughtful features into all of its products, such as the Stow ‘n Go® seating and storage system on the Chrysler Town & Country, the fuel-saving Fuel Saver Technology in the Chrysler 300 and Uconnect phone utilizing Bluetooth technology on the Chrysler 200 and Chrysler 200 Convertible.
The world-class interior of the Chrysler Town & Country minivan is beautifully crafted with high-quality materials that are soft to the touch, and offers tech-savvy entertainment features and smart storage and seating options including Stow ‘n Go® seating with one-touch fold-down function, dual DVD entertainment system, navigation and SIRIUSXM satellite radio with Travel Link making the Chrysler Town & Country the ultimate family vehicle. A 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine is a “Ward’s 10 Best Engine” and produces a best-in-class 283 horsepower and is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission with a fuel economizer mode. Town & Country achieves 17 miles per gallon in the city, 25 on the highway.
The Chrysler brand’s succession of innovative product introductions continues to solidify the brand’s standing as the leader in design, engineering and value. The premium for the Chrysler brand is in the product, not the price.
SOURCE Chrysler Group LLC
Robb Report Introduces Home & Style MagazineMarch 25, 2013
NEW YORK, March 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Robb Report debuts its newest edition — Home & Style. The new bi-monthly magazine carves out its own niche among shelter publications by celebrating homes in the world’s most desirable destinations with an emphasis on architecture, interior design, home furnishing and the latest developments in the design world.
Enhancing Robb Report‘s acclaimed coverage of luxury real estate offerings from around the world,Home & Style will showcase the work of leading architects and interior designers with special sections dedicated to their latest projects and guiding philosophies.
Home & Style will also bring to life the most sought-after destinations for those looking to own luxury vacation homes. FromPalm Springs and Palm Beach to Saint Bart’s and Saint-Tropez, Home & Style will focus on the experiential aspects of travel—culture, food, recreation—while offering insider information about each respective destination’s real estate market and most desirable locations for homes.
“We are excited about the addition of Home & Style to the Robb Report family of titles and particularly thrilled with its advertising performance,” says Trae Walker , Publisher of Home & Style. “Sales exceeded our expectations resulting in 62.3% of the book.”
With Home & Style, Robb Report addresses the needs of its readers by creating a magazine that covers their many interests—luxury real estate, interior design, architecture, home furnishings, and travel.
Packaged six times per year with Robb Report, Home & Style will be delivered to all Robb Report subscribers, along with placement in select newsstands and airport locations.
About Robb Report
Now in its 37th year, and with 12 international editions, Robb Report is the international authority on the luxury lifestyle. The brand, in its digital, iPad, tablet, and print forms, reports on exceptional products and services for the affluent connoisseur. Coverage includes automobiles, motorcycles, aircrafts, art, dining, jewelry, watches, fashion, travel, homes, wines, spirits, cigars, and fine dining. For more information, visit the Robb Report website at www.robbreport.com.