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Heidi Mood Board Low ResBendon, one of the world’s leading Intimate apparel companies, announced an exciting new partnership with supermodel and television host Heidi Klum, as the Creative Director and face of Bendon’s flagship Intimates collection, succeeding Elle Macpherson after 25 years with the brand. Klum has established herself as a style and beauty icon. In what is believed to be a world first, the entire Elle Macpherson Intimates collection will be rebranded as Heidi Klum Intimates and will launch on 1 January, 2015. Klum’s vast experience in the lingerie and modelling world will help bring a fresh perspective to the legacy collection.

“As a globally renowned supermodel and successful entrepreneur, we are very excited to welcome Heidi to our flagship Intimates collection,” said Justin Davis-Rice, CEO of Bendon. “As our industry continues to globalize, fresh designs and active publicity are becoming more and more important. Elle has been a great partner to Bendon, however it’s time to take the brand to even greater heights, and Heidi is perfectly positioned to do just that. From the first meeting it was obvious that we were destined to collaborate and work together – her energy, work ethic and passion for lingerie is incredible. I am looking forward to working with her as we continue to build on the heritage of our Intimates brand.”

Ms. Klum said, “I’ve always loved lingerie and can’t describe how incredibly exciting it is to globally launch my Intimates collection with Bendon, a true leader of the industry. In addition to spending a majority of my career modeling lingerie, I am also a woman whose body has changed over the years. I am a mother of four children so I genuinely understand the importance of finding the right lingerie. I want women everywhere to feel sexy, empowered and confident in my collection every time they wear it.”

Bendon is owned by Eric Watson’s Cullen Investments and CEO Justin Davis-Rice, who for the past five years has spearheaded the global growth of the business, which includes international brands such as Stella McCartney Lingerie, Pleasure State, Bendon, Fayreform and Lovable. The company launched its flagship Intimates collection with Elle Macpherson in 1990, and this brand has become the largest celebrity endorsed intimates collection in the world, distributed widely in Australia, New Zealand, Europe and theUSA.

Commenting on the deal Watson said, “Global distribution has been a real focus for Bendon. Today’s announcement of our partnership with Heidi will enable us to leverage the global base we’ve already established and grow exponentially. When you combine that with the 25 year heritage of our Intimates business, the future for Bendon looks incredibly exciting.”

A multi-platform marketing campaign featuring Heidi Klum will announce Heidi as Bendon’s new partner for its Intimates brand and generate excitement for Heidi Klum’s fans and lingerie lovers world-wide.

The Heidi Klum Intimates collection will also include a men’s brand, HKMAN, and Heidi by Heidi Klum, a more accessible line of every day essentials. In addition, Bendon and Heidi Klum are in development of expanded product categories including swimwear.

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Last night, the Armory on the Hudson in New York City was transformed from an indoor track and field stadium to a fashion arena for the global launch of the Alexander Wang x H&M collection. Jessica Chastain, Mary J. Bligeand Dakota Fanning were among the guests who saw the performance-wear inspired collection presented on the futuristic racetrack runway. The collection will be available in 250 H&M stores worldwide, and online starting November 6, 2014.

DJ Jesse Marco took over straight after the show, as the catwalk turned into a dance floor. Later, hip hop artist Sharaya J opened for a surprise set by Missy Elliott. Missy sang some of her biggest hits including “Get Ya Freak On” and “Work it”. DJ´ and producer Diplo kept the party going into the night.

The event was full-on energy from the beginning, with free runners using the show’s set for a Parkour performance to kick off the show. They were celebrated by an audience waving foam boxing gloves and wearing athletic tanks for Team Wang and Team H&M. The global H&M audience was invited to participate through a live stream hosted on hm.com and alexanderwang.com.

In addition to the crowd of celebrities and fashion industry press, fans of both brands attended. They had won invites to the launch event through a golden ticket initiative via vending machines, held in selected H&M stores around New York.

“Tonight’s event for the launch of Alexander Wang x H&M was about high energy and a full experience that goes beyond fashion; from the attitude and speed of the show, to the pop-up store in a locker-room setting, and the performances by Missy Elliott and Sharaya J at the after-party,” says Alexander Wang. “I wanted for everyone to be able to just let go and have fun and hopefully we achieved that tonight.”

“Tonight’s celebration truly reflected the theme of the Alexander Wang x H&M collection. It was like being at the ultimate meeting between fashion and sport, and it was perfect to launch it here in New York,” says Margareta van den Bosch, H&M’s creative advisor.

“The collection is hot. It’s fly, it’s edgy, it’s everything. I love it,” says Mary J. Blige.

“I love Alexander. I love how he takes street clothes and turns them into fashion. It’s great how H&M’s collaborations make designer fashion on a scale that people can afford,” says Jessica Chastain.HM Margareta van den Bosch Alexander Wang

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Written By , on October 16, 2014

On October 29th, entrepreneur and executive film producer Rebecca Wang joins a star-studded list of attendees at The Inspiration Gala Los Angeles, taking place at The Milk Studios on North Cahuenga Boulevard. The event, hosted by Gwyneth Paltrow, will benefit amfAR and honour renowned fashion designer and film director Tom Ford. Title sponsors for the evening will be MAC VIVA GLAM and Wells Fargo and the event will be produced by Josh Wood Productions.

 

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amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, first launched its innovative Inspiration series in 2010 to celebrate men’s style and fashion while raising funds for its lifesaving AIDS research programs. Each year has since featured an exquisitely unique design “inspiration” theme and amfAR’s Inspiration Galas have been held in New York, Los Angeles, Paris, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Toronto, and Miami. To date, Inspiration events have honoured such luminaries as Aileen Getty, Goldie Hawn, HUGO BOSS, Calvin Klein Collection, Jennifer Lopez and Alan Cumming and raised more than $16 million for AIDS research.

The 2014 Inspiration Gala Los Angeles will recognise Tom Ford for both his stunning contributions to the fashion world and his invaluable support in battling the decades-long AIDS crisis. Performer and style icon Rihanna, herself inspired by and inspiration for the designer, has been chosen to present the award. amfAR Chairman Kenneth Cole, philanthropist Aileen Getty and MD of Creative Artists Agency Bryan Lourd will chair the 2014 Gala, alongside Hollywood executive producer Rebecca Wang who is thrilled to be lending her prominent support to such an important cause. They will be joined by the film producer and director J.J. Abrams, actress Katie McGrathand Tom Ford, all acting as Vice Chairs.

Speaking about the event, Ms. Wang enthused, “It gives me a great pleasure to support amfAR’s stunningly creative Inspiration Galas and their impressive fundraising and, by so doing, play a very small part towards the goal of a world without AIDS.”

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Written By , on October 15, 2014

BEVERLY HILLS: THE FIRST 100 YEARS is a comprehensive, sumptuously illustrated history of the legendary city, it’s houses, parks, and gardens, from it’s founding to today. Published to coincide with the city’s Centennial, BEVERLY HILLS: THE FIRST 100 YEARS depicts a city that has lived within our collective imagination as a paradise. The volume is authored by Robert S. Anderson, the grandson and great-grandson of the founders of the Beverly Hills Hotel, whose roots run deep. As a well-connected Beverly Hills native, Anderson has been granted unprecedented access to both public and private collections of memorabilia and historic records. Anderson presents Beverly Hills in unprecedented fashion, and with an eye toward the whole picture that will make this the definitive book on the famous city.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Robert S. Anderson is the author and editor of The Beverly Hills Hotel and Bungalows: The First 100 Years. He is the great-grandson of Margaret Anderson and the grandson of Stanley Anderson—the founding proprietors of the Beverly Hills Hotel. As part of his exhaustive research on the early history of Beverly Hills, he has lectured, written numerous articles, and amassed an extensive archive of materials related to the city. In his work to preserve the unique heritage of Beverly Hills, he is also the Official Historian for the Beverly Hills Hotel and has served as president of the Beverly Hills Rotary Club, member of the City of Beverly Hills Recreation and Parks Commission, and director of the Beverly Hills Tournament of Roses Committee. He has also consulted with theCity of Beverly Hills on the Master Plan for the future of the city. He lives with his wife Jeanne in Beverly Hills.

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Written By , on October 15, 2014

Stuart Weitzman and Harper's Bazaar CollectionHarper’s BAZAAR and Stuart Weitzman have teamed up once again, this time to launch an exclusive boot capsule collection for ShopBAZAAR.com. Four of the magazine’s editors, Digital Director Joyann King, Senior Digital Director Kerry Pieri, Fashion Market Editor Mallory Schlau, and Fashion News/Features Editor Christine Whitney have collaborated with Stuart Weitzman to create the perfect fall boot that reflects their own personal style.

Each editor created her ideal outfit around her Stuart Weitzman boots to showcase how she would wear them. BAZAAR’s intrepid street style lensman Diego Zuko captured the four boots in action all around Manhattan. They include:

Starting October 15, the Stuart Weitzman x ShopBAZAAR.com boot capsule collection will be available onShopBAZAAR.com/StuartWeitzman. Prices range from $498-$665.

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Penfolds AJ Ojeda Pons Best Dressed SommPenfolds, Australia’s leading winemaker, and GQ, the leading men’s general-interest magazine, today announced the official winner of its U.S. Best Dressed Somm contest: A.J. Ojeda Pons from The Lambs Club in New York City.

Unveiled last evening at the Best Dressed Somm event in New York City at the Penfolds House, Ojeda Pons was crowned the U.S. Best Dressed Somm by the campaign’s esteemed panel of judges including ABC’s “The Taste” mentor, Marcus Samuelsson, GQ Executive Stylist, Brett Fahlgren, and Penfolds Chief Winemaker, Peter Gago.

“I am honored to accept the Best Dressed Somm award and am impressed by the collaboration between Penfolds and GQ,” said Ojeda Pons. “I’m inspired every day by fashion and to relate that to wine allows me to be the best at my craft. The attention to detail that is required to be a somm comes from the same standard of being well dressed and presented. Fashion is something I live daily, and just like wine, there is always something to look forward to.”

From September 3 – 24, Penfolds and GQ hosted an online social media contest encouraging sommeliers, known by today’s modern term “somms,” to submit their best dressed photo nominations on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #BestDressedSomm for a chance to win the coveted title. Ojeda Pons out-dressed top finalists Dane Campbell from Musket Room, Dominick Purnomo from Yono’s, Kyle Riddington from Piora, and Yannick Benjamin from University Club, showcasing his somm fashion superiority in the following areas:

“What we loved most about A.J. was that his look was effortlessly put together with a real sharp attention to detail,” said Brett Fahlgren,GQ’s Executive Stylist, Publishing. “He’s not afraid to take risks in his styling, and that was a quality the judges really admired.”

In addition to national publicity from the contest, Ojeda Pons will receive a coverage mention in a promotional listing in a future GQ print issue, as well as a private styling session with GQ‘s style expert, Brett Fahlgren.

“Last evening’s Best Dressed Somm event was the perfect way to conclude such an exciting campaign,” said DLynn Proctor, Penfolds U.S. Winemaking Ambassador. “Penfolds was proud to crown A.J. as our Best Dressed Somm winner, as well as host a wonderful affair with GQ at the Penfolds House that not only recognized this new age somm community, but also celebrated their individual styles.”

For more information on the Best Dressed Somm contest, as well as its official rules and regulations, please visitPenfolds.com/GQBestDressedSomm.

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Written By , on October 14, 2014

Teva and Woolrich Socks and Sandals

Just in time for the cooler temperatures of fall, Teva® (a division of Deckers Brands NYSE: DECK) announces their newest collaboration with Woolrich - a new take on a well- known look. Extending the time spent in the comfort of Teva sandals, Woolrich has paired wool-blend socks to complement the patterned webbing and colorways of the Original Universal. The limited package will be available starting mid-October.

“We continue to celebrate the versatility of our iconic silhouette. Like our consumers, the Original Collection comes to life through personalization. Unique collaborations help to expand the freedom that our brand encourages while proving that ‘fashion’ is subjective and can certainly be polarizing,” says Lorie Pointer, Director of Product and Design.

For those who might need some inspiration to help pull off the #SocksandSandals look, Teva has teamed with stylists Elizabeth Stewart& Kira Sheppard to provide some styling tips that can be found on Teva.com.

The Teva x Woolrich collaboration includes 2 style options for both men and women: a solid Teva sandal with a printed Woolrich sock and a patterned webbing sandal with a solid Woolrich sock. The sock and sandal combination will be sold – together – starting Oct. 14thfor $65 USD at select Urban Outfitter retail locations as well as online at Teva.com and Woolrich.com.

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Tory Burch sees the world in color, inspired by people, places, and ideas—all of which influence her global fashion and lifestyle brand, synonymous with print and color. In her first book, Tory Burch In Color (Abrams;October 2014; hardcover; $50), she explores the many things that living in color mean to her.

Tory notes: “This book is a kaleidoscope of my greatest influences and experiences, told through images and stories of the people, places, things and ideas that inspire me.”

The book is organized by the colors that influence Tory’s life and designs. Each color is represented through images of her own collections and travels; how she entertains; style icons; the works of artists, authors, and interior designers she admires; and the advice of business leaders—many of whom are interviewed within. The book also offers a glimpse into the more personal moments in Tory’s life, such as family trips with her boys or the indelible ways in which her parents, Buddy and Reva, influenced her collection, company, and philosophy.

All gross proceeds received by Tory Burch LLC from the sale of the book will benefit the Tory Burch Foundation, which supports the economic empowerment of women entrepreneurs and their families in the United States through low-cost loans, mentorship and entrepreneurial education.

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Written By , on October 14, 2014

Allure and SkinBetter announced the launch of a first-of-its-kind skin-care analysis tool. SkinBetter is a system that takes the guesswork out of skin care, using a proprietary algorithm that combines photographic analysis, consumer information, and the SkinBetter expert advisory board’s deep knowledge of product ingredients and quality to provide customized recommendations to consumers. A recent independent survey confirmed that 45 percent of women see dermatologists as having the ultimate expertise in beauty and that doctors’ advice affects consumers’ purchase decisions[1]. Together, SkinBetter andAllure are making dermatology more accessible to consumers.

“Most women are confused about their skin type and its needs,” says Linda Wells, editor in chief of Allure. “And when they shop for skin-care products, they’re overwhelmed by the excess of choice and the dearth of reliable guidance to make that choice. SkinBetter brings accuracy and expertise to finding products and taking care of your skin at home.”

The SkinBetter system works by analyzing a photo of a consumer’s skin to identify wrinkles, spots, redness, and future problem areas. The system will be available on skinbetter.com and allure.com and in the Apple App and Google Play stores. The consumer takes or uploads a photo then answers a brief questionnaire (developed by leading dermatologists and plastic surgeons). The photo is analyzed using patented technology developed by the world-renowned imaging engineers and scientists at Canfield Scientific and SkinBetter. SkinBetter’s proprietary algorithm takes the data, along with the self-reported skin history and concerns, and provides customized product recommendations that have been vetted by some of the country’s top dermatologists and plastic surgeons. Consumers will be able to shop by recommended product, skin concern, skin type, product type, or brand.

“SkinBetter is the first digital-analysis system that allows consumers to easily receive objective advice and direction about their skin. SkinBetter seeks to not only help consumers improve their skin but also become better educated about their overall skin health,” commented Jonah Shacknai, cofounder of SkinBetter. “We are delighted to be working with Allure, the most influential voice in beauty, to introduce this technology.”

Consumers will have access to robust content and industry-leading beauty expertise via the Skin 101 blog and the SkinBetter expert advisory board. These resources provide consumers with additional educational content, including dermatologists’ product picks for various skin conditions. The Skin101 blog, found on skinbetter.com, will contain expert reporting from the Allure and SkinBetter teams and useful information on achieving healthy skin.

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Parlux Fragrances ROGUE MAN by Rihanna

 

Rihanna will launch her first-ever fragrance for men, ROGUE MAN by Rihanna. ROGUE MAN by Rihanna has top notes comprised of fresh citrus, herbs, and spicy black pepper which offer a clean opening impression, the velvet floral blends, strong undertones of cedar wood, and the primal sensation of labdanum ignite the senses and linger warmly on skin.

Shot by legendary fashion photographer Mario Sorrenti, the ROGUE MAN by Rihanna ad campaign explores the rebellious and complex juxtaposition of attraction, sexuality and power. Rihanna was immediately attracted to feature model Daniel Ness for his raw sensuality and knew at first sight that he is the embodiment of the ROGUE MAN

“Building upon the marked success of her women’s fragrance line, we are thrilled to join Rihanna on her venture into the men’s fragrance category,” said Donald Loftus, President of Parlux, Ltd. “ROGUE MAN by Rihanna offers a new constituency of male consumers entrance into the bold world of Rihanna’s growing lifestyle brand.”

ROGUE MAN by Rihanna is available at Macys.com and select Macy’s nationwide.

THE NOTES

TOP: Black Pepper, Rosemary, Clementine, Bergamot
MID: Jasmine, Cedar wood, Labdanum, Vanilla Orchid
DRY: Sandalwood, Musk, Patchouli, Amber, Tonka Bean

THE BOTTLE AND COLLECTION

Evoking Rihanna’s signature bold attitude and sophisticated sex appeal, ROGUE MAN by Rihanna’s striking bottle design incorporates a geometric glass bottle complemented by an oversized and bold square black leather cap.

Eau de Toilette Spray 3.4 oz  / $69.00
Eau de Toilette Spray 1.0 oz / $39.00

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