Coach Unveils New Direction With Fall 2019 Global Advertising Campaign

Spontaneous, real, and free-spirited, the Fall 2019 Coach campaign presents a new thought-provoking narrative for the house while staying true to its unique heritage, values, and mission.  Coach, founded in 1941, is a global design house of modern luxury leather goods, apparel, footwear, fragrance, eyewear and a full range of lifestyle accessories.

The campaign unveils Creative Director Stuart Vevers’ new look and feel for the Coach inspired by a new cast of 21st Century Dreamers pursuing infinite possibilities in the city of New York.  The campaign was brought to life with new Coach collaborators like photographer Juergen Teller and director Todd Tourso, as well as stylist Venetia Scott, makeup artist Dick Page, and hairstylist Christiaan.

The campaign shows the new global cast in iconic locations around New York City, including the Lower East Side, Central Park, the Manhattan Ferry, Brooklyn Bridge and Central Park.  Starring Yara Shahidi, Michael B. Jordan, Liu Wen, Jemima Kirke, Lolo Zouaï, Kiko Mizuhara and Miles Heizer, the campaign spotlights the house’s new Fall bags and gives each member of the cast the opportunity to candidly share what drives and inspires them.

The films, directed by Tourso, the creative mind behind Beyoncé’s iconic music videos and films will be released throughout the season.  Kicking off the season is a hero film, followed by a series of vignettes featuring the individual cast members. With narration by Michael B. Jordan and Yara Shahidi, the unique films share the spirit of New York City, inspiring 21st Century Dreamers everywhere to believe in themselves and life’s infinite possibilities.

 

 

Kandi Burruss Launches Kandi Koated Luxury Cosmetics Collection

 

Kandi_Burruss 1

Grammy Award-winning songwriter, star of the Real Housewives of Atlanta, and entrepreneur, Kandi Burruss, can now add her Kandi Koated Luxury Cosmetics Collection to her resume.  Kandi Koated cosmetics include concealers, illuminators, blushes, bronzing powders, lip products, lip and eye pencils, and eye shadow and liquid palettes in colors for casual daytime wear and evening look. The collection’s Pretty Powerful line will feature Authentic, a special, limited edition matte lipstick featuring a bold red color that serves as a reminder of the wearer’s strength, authenticity, beauty, and power. Kandi Koated cosmetics are cruelty-free with paraben-free, gluten-free, and vegan options available.

Kandi Burruss

Kandi Koated collection arose from Burruss’ desire to see more inclusivity in the beauty industry. The selected ingredients, pigments, and palettes reflect the very diverse community that both inspire and have been inspired by Burruss for more than two decades. The color palette ranges from deep espresso and bright, bold reds and purples, to brilliant metallics and buttery nudes.

“Kandi Koated is more than a cosmetics line. It is a celebration of beauty, individuality, and diversity in a world where acceptance should be more than a goal. It should be our reality,” added Burruss. “I can’t wait to share this collection and its message of empowerment with people across the country and around the world.”

To learn more and to purchase products in the collection, visit KandiKoated.com or host a Kandi Koated party with a Bedroom Kandi Boutique Parties consultant.

 

L’Oréal Paris Celebrates 20 Years of Collaboration with Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week In Madrid

 

Once again, (MBFWMadrid) Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2020 in Madrid, Spain, brought fashion throughout parts of Madrid with fashion presentations, a parade. and fashion shows by 42 leading Spanish creators and brands and 3 emerging international firms.  This edition of MBFWMadrid also reaffirmed its commitment to technology with a new website and a new app.

L’Oréal Paris, a main sponsor of MBFWMadrid, celebrated 20 years of collaboration as the official make-up artist and official hairdresser for 40 editions of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week (MBFW) with “L’Oréal Paris-Because you are worth it” parade, which brought together 17 award-winning designers and 20 models, bringing together the designers and winning models of the awards for the Best Collection and Best Model of each edition during 20 years of collaboration.

null

“From L’Oréal Paris, we are delighted to celebrate these 20 years of collaboration with MBFW. A support in which we have been pioneers in the world for the brand, since Spain has been the first country to be linked to the fashion industry, and then other great alliances have been created on the catwalks of Paris, London or Milan”, says Esther García, director of L’Oréal Paris in Spain.

The parade, with the name of the slogan of the brand that empowers women’s empowerment, was the finishing touch that we all needed during MBFWMadrid paying tribute to women in Spanish fashion. “Because you’re worth it”, which already has almost 50 years, is a cry for self-affirmation of women.  The next MBFWMadrid in 2020 will be held from 23 to 28 January and from 23 to 28 June, respectively, opening the calendar of international fashion shows.

Screenshot (46).png

 

 

Hammock Presents Brands on the Rise During Miami Swim Week

Footsteps from the ocean and in the center of Swim Week, retailers and media from across the globe escape to Hammock to visit their favorite brands and discover soon-to-be favorites.  Striving to encapsulate the vibe of the upscale resort lifestyle that speaks to their DNA and the brand’s that were part of their show, Hammock hosted buyers, influencers, and media at the uber-chic 1 Hotel South Beach Miami in the sun-filled atrium.

Screenshot (44)

Hammock is held at the 1 Hotel South Beach, where brands have the option to showcase their collections from a bright, elegant ballroom or from private suites.  Brands presented on day one consisted of Fisico, Nemozena, Calarena, and Les Friday.  Day two featured designs from Goreity Medina, Elecance, Benaras by Citrus, Bossa, and Lasierra. 

 

 

Michael Kors and Estée Lauder Brought An Experiential Treasure Hunt to New York City

Beginning at the Michael Kors Rockefeller Center store, fans were invited to join an adventure by picking up a Michael Kors experience map.   Launching this summer, the newest Michael Kors Wonderlust creative is a blue-skied, sun-kissed dream brought to life by Gigi as she indulges in the magic of paradise and its endless possibilities.  Michael Kors and Estée Lauder brought this experiential treasure hunt to New York City to celebrate the launch of the newest Michael Kors Wonderlust campaign and the celebration continued until July 16th.

Travelers  followed the treasure map to three interactive stops which included an in-store photo booth, a special “shellphone” in Rockefeller Center, and a customized, immersive Michael Kors Wonderlust Scent Bar in order to discover the fragrance franchise and unlock exciting prizes (including Michael Kors Wonderlust beach bags, towels and deluxe samples, while supplies last).

(PRNewsfoto/Michael Kors)

Michael Kors Rockefeller Center Store 
610 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10020
Tuesday, July 16th

 

 

 

 

 

Badgley Mischka Launches Its New Swimwear Collection During Miami Swim Week

Badgley Mischka Swimwear7

Badgley Mischka, the American fashion label designed by Mark Badgley and James Mischka just launched their newest swimwear collection at the W Hotel South Beach this weekend during Miami Swim Week.  Just in case you missed the debut of the collection at the W Hotel South Beach, the collection will also be debuting at Booth #265 at the Miami Swim Week Show at the Miami Convention Center from June 13 -16, 2019.  The Badgley Mischka Swimwear collection included both men’s and women’s swimwear all infused with the signature details the brand is known for.

“We infused the glamour and luxury of the Badgley Mischka’s ready-to-wear and couture line directly into the swimwear,” said Arie Setton, CEO, Badgley Mischka Swim. “The collection adds a unique offering to the current swim market and reflects Mark Badgley and James Mischka’s signature elegance and from the red carpet to the pool or beach.”

Screenshot (23).png

Screenshot (24).png

The women’s collection included a total of 30 pieces that range from ruffled one-pieces, beaded high-waisted bikinis, to two-tone reversible colors solid string bikinis, and a statement show-stopping one piece with beading and silk flowers.

The men’s collection included 10 pieces that were crafted from a technical swim twill fabric with a looper back construction and a water-resistant finish. The collection featured beautiful bright Caribbean inspired prints with strong attention to details like custom hardware, unique rivets, and colorful drawstring cords.

The Badgley Mischka swimwear collection will be available at Badgley Mischka’s flagship store in Los Angeles and on BadgleyMischka.com.   Pricing ranges from $89 MRP for bottoms to $349 MRP for a statement one piece with beading and silk flowers.  The brand has evolved from couture and evening gowns to include day dresses, sportswear, and swimwear as part of life’s everyday celebrations.

 

Marit Ilison’s monumental piece “77 chintzes” on display till 4th of August at KUMU Art Museum

77 Chintzes by Marit Ilison at Sots Art and Fashion at KUMU Art Museum Tallinn Estonia 3

 

Commissioned by the museum especially for this exhibition, Marit Ilison’s monumental piece “77 chintzes” will be on display till 4th of August at KUMU Art Museum.  The piece consisting of 77 printed cotton dresses is resembling a modern take on the Soviet woman’s uniform and representing a selection of 89 patterns from the museum archive from 1967 to 1992.

Initiated by Marit Ilison’s personal memory of a hot and sweaty summer day at the end of the 1980s – the artist sitting on her grandmother’s lap, who is wearing a floral chintz dress, making hay on a horse rake – Ilison is deeply fascinated by how a floral chintz dress was a real soviet workwear that was worn everywhere, even at dirty works, being a very feminine phenomenon and opposing heavily to Western-European (mostly) monochrome or white uniforms.

Following her previous piece “70 cotton smocks” (2008-2011), Ilison is continuing her path on nostalgia and personal memories, collaborating this time with the not yet discovered archives of now-defunct Krenholm Textile manufacture in Estonia.

Ilison had worked with the archives before when leading an experimental form course at Estonian Academy of Arts, but it is the first time that Krenholm collection has been worked with and publicly presented in such vast volume. All of the used 89 prints were digitalized one by one and reprinted on contemporary cotton canvas. Only one dress and a tote bag were made out of each fabric and these will not be reproduced. One-of-a-kind hand-numbered tote bags are available at www.maritilison.com.

For more information about the exhibition and participating artist: https://kumu.ekm.ee/en/syndmus/sots-art-and-fashion-conceptual-clothes-from-eastern-europe/

Chiara Boni presented her Fall/Winter 2019 collection for her label Chiara Boni La Petite Robe during New York Fashion Week (NYFW)

Italian designer Chiara Boni presented her Fall/Winter 2019 collection for her label Chiara Boni La Petite Robe during New York Fashion Week (NYFW) on Friday, February 8th. Updating her iconic signature stretch jersey fabric in order to guarantee impeccable fit and outstanding comfort, there was only one word that I could come up with to define the entire collection…sensual.


Balancing the military feel of dresses printed with flocked Austrian knots, golden brocades with a 3D effect showed the quintessentially feminine soul of the brand and metallic wallpaper-inspired patterns put the focus on its artsy side. New peplum designs punctuated frocks and skirts with a sculptural effect, which is also conveyed through the roomy silhouettes of architectural coats showing geometric floral patterns. Paying homage to the European tailoring tradition, classic suiting patterns, including herringbones and checks, added a masculine feel to jumpsuits with applied pockets, suits, and frocks, all combining a sartorial attitude with an urban, functional appeal.

The collection’s overall sense of sensuality, sophistication, and luxury was exalted by the color palette, which was focused on deep tones of black, rich red and blue hues, enlightened by sparkling and charming gold accents.

Chef Jenneil “Jenn” Ross Brings the First Jamaican Vegan Restaurant to the Historic Town of Eatonville in Florida

image-5

Visitors never ceased to be mesmerized by the kaleidoscope of sights, sounds, smells, and taste of the bustling culinary scene in Florida.  Nicknamed the “Sunshine State”, Florida is one of those states where you can become captivated by the diversity of its culinary scene whether it’s fine dining, the farmer’s market, a street fair, or a quaint café.  I’ve said it once, and I will say it again, any direction you choose, the road will take you to a dining experience that simmers and stirs your soul, leaving you breathless and yearning for more, and definitely bringing you back time and time again to Florida.

Orlando, Florida, known as the home of our beloved Mickey Mouse has turned into a mecca of culinary delights and hidden treasures attracting foodies and celebrate chefs alike. Just six miles north of Orlando, you will find the historic town of Eatonville.   This historic little town is the oldest and the nation’s first incorporated black township and is part of the Orlando–Kissimmee metropolitan statistical area and is known as the town “Where Dreams Are Made.” 

Although author Zora Neale Hurston, the Harlem Renaissance writer best known for her novel Their Eyes Were Watching God” might be Eatonville’s most celebrated celebrity, Chef Jenn has become a household name with her Jamaican vegan dishes and her home-made vegan ice cream. Believe it or not, it all started with an idea, a blog,  teaching cooking classes, a meal plan and delivery service, and a restaurant in the middle of a gas station in Orlando, Florida. 

Jenneil “Jenn” Ross, chef and owner of the DaJen Eats Café & Creamery left her beloved home of Jamaica at the tender age of 16 and found herself in America and quickly learned that dining in might be a more cost-effective way to save money instead of dining out.  A self-taught chef, Jenn studied the art of cooking and learned how to cook and eventually harness her craft and created vegan dishes that provided a healthier option to those who frequent inside the Citgo on North Orange Blossom Trail near Lee Road where DaJen Eats first started and became well-known for their vegan-Jamaican sandwiches and rice bowls. After Jenn’s lease in Citgo abruptly ended, Jenn introduced her cult following to something as equally as amazing as her vegan food and lead her followers to her café in the historic Eatonville at 323 E. Kennedy Blvd. 

Eatonville is a predominately African American community and food traditionally prepared and eaten by African Americans of the Southern United States is usually prepared in a style of cooking originated during American slavery referred to as “soul food”. Although soul food is often referred to as comfort food, soul food was born out of the necessity and survival of African slaves who were given only the undesirable cuts of meat from their masters. Ingredients commonly found in soul food has contributed to the high occurrences of obesity, hypertension, diabetes, cardiac and circulatory problems among African Americans.

 For the residents of the historic Eatonville and its surrounding communities, Dajen Eats raises the bar on the culinary diversity that is available within the community providing a healthier food option without sacrificing taste. My impromptu visit to Eatonville led me to DaJen Eats for Sunday Brunch.  Normally during the week, DaJen Eats’ menu consists mostly of their famous vegan-Jamaican sandwiches and rice bowls. However, Sunday is a day of decadence at DaJen Eats. My palate was seduced by the deliciously plant-powered ode to the classic Jamaican Oxtail, “Hoax Tail”.  There’s a saying at DaJen Eats The “meat” may be a hoax, dahling, but the flavor is real.”  To say that the flavor was real would be an understatement, I don’t think that I ever had a real oxtail as flavorful and as delicious as the DaJen Eats’ hoax tail.

While dining in the café a couple dining at the table across from me suggested that I try the mouth-watering Curry Chick’n and Potatoes. As an island girl, curry chicken and potatoes is one of those comfort food dishes that I always looked forward to my mom making as a child.   I’ve tried many times to duplicate my mom’s recipe, I’ve ordered it plenty of times in Caribbean restaurants and always found myself disappointed because it just wasn’t as good as my mom’s, well until now. Hands down this was the best non-chicken, curry chicken and potatoes dish I have ever had, I’m sorry mom. 

There’s also plenty of other options on the menu like Jerk Chick’n Flatbread, Jerk BBQ Jackfruit Sammich, Ackee & Toast, Brown-Stew Cauliflower, Garlic toast and all if Pur Salads.  On this particular day Chef Jenn was preparing for the launch of her first Dinner and A Story Book Club featuring the book BECOMING” by Michelle Obama.  The atmosphere was as vibrant, fun-loving, and as charismatic as Chef Jenn. Her adoration for books is clearly front and centered inside the café, you will find a free lending library area designed with all the comforts of home. Her goal is to open people’s mind to something new and make veganism and African American culture accessible to everyone.

While I was browsing through the books and eating Irie Cream, the Irie Cream is DaJen Eats homemade vegan ice cream, I found myself ending a perfect afternoon at DaJen Eats with an Irie ending with a little “Rum Raisin The Roof”.   Irie pronounced Eye-ree means a good or pleasing, state of mind, and I was definitely pleased with my entire culinary experience.

Vegnews declared DaJen Eats “Rum Raisin The Roof” Irie Cream as one of the top 50 desserts in the United States.  However, if you can’t make it to Eatonville during your visit to Orlando for this grown-up version of Chef Jenn’s favorite ice cream, then head over to Peterbrooke Chocolatier of Winter Park on Park Avenue and grab DaJen Eats’ Rum Raisin The Roof” Irie Cream in Peterbrooke Chocolatier grab and go freezer.  The raisins in this grown-up treat are soaked in spiced overproof rum for at least 3 weeks.

 

Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, DaJen Eats will definitely bring us to Eatonville time and time again.  It’s no wonder why DaJen Eats has been crowned the Best Caribbean Restaurant during 2018 Best of Orlando Reader’s Choice competition hosted by Orlando Weekly.  DaJen Eats is definitely the Home of the Irie, Happy Vegan. However, if you’re not a vegan, don’t worry, the food will seduce you into becoming one.

DaJen Eats Cafe & Creamery

Vegan restaurant

Address: 323 E Kennedy Blvd suite f, Eatonville, FL 32751

Hours:

Wednesday        7AM–7PM

Thursday             7AM–7PM

Friday    7AM–8PM

Saturday              11AM–8PM

Sunday 11AM–4PM

Monday               Closed

Tuesday               7AM–7PM

Menu: places.singleplatform.com

Order: grubhub.com, seamless.com

Phone: (407) 775-5791

 

Blurred Lines: Helen Anthony Presents Its First Official Gender-Neutral New York Fashion Week Collection

Screenshot (600)_edited

Designer Naeem Anthony started creating his own designs to fill a void, in turn, he created a style bible for those who shared his taste in style and design.  His designs filled the absence of designs that align with his own taste and eclectic style in the fashion world.

Anthony created his own fashion label and named his label after the women who inspired him the most, his grandmother, Helen Anthony.  After the success and overwhelming response of their two Menswear collections at Milan Fashion Week, the high-end luxury British brand, Helen Anthony, returned to the runway in New York City and presented a New York Fashion Week collection that blurred the lines between Menswear and Womenswear.

A work of art in itself, the highly texturized fabrics made an eye-catching statement of luxury. A kaleidoscope of bold patterns also dominated the runway, nearly present in every single piece. Exquisitely tailored coats and suits were the highlight of the show, demonstrating its perfect fit for both men and women. The collection was full of interesting juxtapositions, the deconstruction and reconstruction element to some of the pieces gave the collection a futuristic vibe, while others pieces seemed almost inspired by the 18th century with a bohemian flair.

Screenshot (618)

Screenshot (619)

Screenshot (620)

Screenshot (621)

Screenshot (622)

Screenshot (623)

Screenshot (624)

Screenshot (625)

Screenshot (626)

Screenshot (627)

Screenshot (628)

Screenshot (629)

Screenshot (630).png

Screenshot (631)

Screenshot (632)

Screenshot (633)

Screenshot (634)

Screenshot (635)

Screenshot (636)

Screenshot (637)

Screenshot (638)

`