The PANDORA Jewelry Experience – Runway Festival Fashion

Plenty by Tracy Reese

Plenty by Tracy Reese

Last weekend in Palm Spring, I had the pleasure of seeing a project that I conceived and started planning over a year ago on behalf of my client PANDORA Jewelry come to life during the first weekend of The Coachella Music and Arts Festival.

Held at the Parker Palm Springs, “The Pandora Jewelry Experience” introduced the brands new #ArtOfYou campaign in conjunction with the first series of runway fashion shows during the festival weekend.

WHIT

WHIT

On hand to present their spring 2015 collections were designers Nanette Lepore, WHIT, Siwy Denim and Tracy Reese who staged her first runway show for Plenty by Tracy Reese.

In addition to the 4 runway shows, PANDORA guests got to experience sponsor activations by Hawaiian Tropic and Exhale Spa, Minnetonka Footwear and Disney who presented two lounges, The Tinker Bell and Minnie Mouse Oasis.

Siwy Denim

Siwy Denim

“We couldn’t have asked for a better partner than PANDORA to show Plenty by Tracy Reese on the runway during the music festival,” said Tracy Reese. It was such a fun experience to style our designs with unique PANDORA jewelry creations, alongside our friends Nanette Lepore, WHIT and Siwy Denim.”

 Nanette Lepore

Nanette Lepore

The weekend also featured a designer panel discussion brunch moderated by journalist Merle Ginsberg.

Photos Courtesy Getty Images

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The London West Hollywood – Vivienne Westwood Luxury Penthouse

The London West Hollywood Penthouse

The London West Hollywood – Vivienne Westwood Penthouse Suite

The London West Hollywood hotel launches its new bi-level, 11,000 square foot Penthouse Inspired by fashion designer Vivienne Westwood Guests will access the tenth floor penthouse through a private, contemporary-styled corridor that leads to 6,000 square feet of spacious and striking design, specially created to form an intimate ambiance. The experience is then taken to new heights on the suite’s 5,000 square foot private outdoor rooftop terrace, ideal for entertaining and featuring breathtaking panoramic city views.

LA’s largest suite was designed in collaboration between Richmond Design and the renowned British fashion designer, featuring exclusive art and decor and customized furnishings. Three new Metropolitan guest suites, which will debut in tandem on the hotel’s second floor, will range between 1,600-2,200 square feet and feature upscale residential design. This will mark the completion of the hotel’s overall $25 million renovation.

“We are proud to unveil the city’s largest, most lavish and fashion-forward hotel suite, inspired by renowned designer Vivienne Westwood, and we look forward to impressing our discerning guests with all it has to offer,” says General Manager Jeff Kulek.

The new penthouse, along with our three impressive new Metropolitan Collection suites, not only offer superior overnight accommodations, but also provide unparalleled entertaining opportunities found nowhere else in Los Angeles. The new Westwood penthouse suite is scheduled for completion May 18, 2015. www.viviennewestwood.com

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Kenneth Cole – Intros New Smart Watch

Kenneth Cole - Smart Watch Watches

Kenneth Cole – Smart Watch Collection 

Kenneth Cole and Geneva Watch Group join the wearable tech race as they announce the launch of the new Kenneth Cole Connect™ Smart Watch Collection.

“As a designer, I always try to give customers what they want but in a way that they don’t necessarily expect it,” states designer Kenneth Cole. “Wearable technology is one of the fastest growing fashion categories today and I am excited to be on the forefront of embracing this platform.”

Kenneth Cole is leading the watch pack as one of the first fashion brands to enter the smart watch market, with an assortment of men’s and women’s smart watches with a retail price starting at $135.

Featuring Bluetooth smart technology, Kenneth Cole Connect™ comes in 12 styles containing app-enabled functionality that lets users stay discreetly connected via alerts for incoming calls, texts and calendar events.

Buyers can control music on their smartphone remotely as well as take selfies longer than their arm. The Kenneth Cole Connect™ allows wearers to control their smartphone’s camera and take pictures straight from their wrists.

Other features include a stopwatch, low battery phone alert, 3 ATM water resistance and “Don’t Leave Me Alerts” that inform wearers when they are losing Bluetooth connection, so they will never lose their phone again.

The Kenneth Cole Connect™ operates on a normal watch battery, so no charger is necessary. The Kenneth Cole Connect™ smart watches hit stores in April. www.kennethcole.com

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Timberland – Presents Mark Makers “Get Lost” Journey

TIMBERLAND(R) MARK MAKERS: '2 Days 1 Bag, The Road Trip' - S15Timberland® is working with some of Europe’s most influential ‘Mark Makers’ to participate in the project. Entitled ‘Mark Makers: 2 Days 1 Bag, the Road Trip’, the concept involves the style ambassadors from 7 European countries documenting a unique trip where they are encouraged to “get lost” and feel in their Timberland® element using the bespoke hashtags; #InMyElement, #2days1bag, to post the action!

Throughout this project where anything could happen, the campaign will be illustrating the spontaneity and adaptive style of living and traveling with Timberland® – ready for anything in the freedom of the great outdoors or in the bustle of the city. Everything needed for the 2 days road trip will be in 1 bag, highlighting how functional and versatile the Timberland® S15 collection really is.

Timberland® fans both new and old can constantly follow the action thanks to the digital format. Once the road trips are complete, the final edited stories will be available to view on Timberland’s® own social media channels and site. Video recording will highlight the discoveries and hidden gems of each of the ambassadors’ chosen locations, all in the latest must-have items from Timberland®.

Anyone can be part of the action by creating their own dream Timberland® ‘Bag for 2 Days’ online, with each winner receiving the bag as a gift.

Follow the @timberland_eu social media channels from the end of March to watch the journey www.facebook.com/TimberlandEU www.twitter.com/Timberland_EU www.instagram.com/timberland_eu/

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Marc Jacobs To Shutter Marc by Marc Jacobs Brand

marc-by-marc-jacobsMarc by Marc Jacobs fans the rumors are true. The brand will shutter the Marc by Marc Jacobs line, as we know it in order to expand it into the main Marc Jacobs collection reports WWD.

How the change will affect the brands extensive retail presences with banks of Marc Jacobs boutiques in New York and Los Angeles are still unclear but LVMH chairman Bernard Arnault told WWD “The first step is to put in place the organization, and to complete the business plan, which requires retail organization, retail investment and more products. These steps have already started. This will take time, maybe two or three years, to be completely in place.” www.marcjacobs.com

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Keds x eos Sneaker Collaboration

Keds x eos

Keds x eos

Hey sneaker fans Keds® and eos™, have partnered together on a colorful collection of three sneakers inspired by the flavors and colors of eos™ Smooth Sphere Lip Balms. The limited edition styles are available now exclusively at Shoe Carnival, retailing for $50 – $55. As a special bonus, each pair comes with a matching eos™ Smooth Sphere Lip Balm in the box.

“The amount of love we got on Instagram for a combined Keds and eos™ post really kick started the collection,” said Chris Lindner, president, Keds. “This is just the type of fun and fashionable surprise we love to offer. We know our girl can’t live without eos™ lip balms, so we’re excited to give her a new way to experience two of her favorite brands.”

Keds’ iconic Champion sneaker and the Double Up, a newer Keds silhouette with the look of a stacked sole, are reimagined in bright solids and an eos™ sphere-inspired geo print that adds just the right amount of whimsy to warm-weather style. Finishing touches include glitter laces and a striped sole accented with a lips icon. www.keds.com

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Olivia Wilde The New Face of H&M Conscious Collection

H&M’s new Conscious Exclusive collection is proof that fashion can be sustainable using fabrics such as hemp, organic linen, and organic leather to create stylish pieces to contribute to a more sustainable fashion future. Actress and humanitarian Olivia Wilde is the face of the new campaign.

This year’s Conscious Exclusive collection is inspired by cultures around the world and focuses on the versatility of the dress. An organic linen and silk sleeveless gown featuring a glamorous cut is printed with hand-drawn images of birds. A black cocktail dress made with Tencel® and recycled wool embraces African influences, with rows of recycled sequins. Meanwhile, a sleeveless cocktail dress made of organic hemp and organic silk highlights inspiration from Japanese ink-washing paintings.

Each piece in the collection is distinct, whether it’s the pilot jacket in Tencel® with reversible jacquard fabric and threads intentionally left loose, or the organic silk tuxedo blazer with sleeves slit to the elbow to create a dramatic effect.

Olivia Wilde - H&M Conscious Collection

Olivia Wilde – H&M Conscious Collection

The diverse use of more sustainable materials is seen throughout the collection in pieces such as a flapper dress with recycled beads, as well as a minimalist leather jacket and stack-heeled sandals made from organic leather.

“I love the Conscious Exclusive collection at H&M, both for the look, and also for its ethics. This is how all fashion should be: great style that’s naturally more sustainable,” says Olivia Wilde.

“I love the global influences in this Conscious Exclusive collection and the beauty of the hand-drawn prints, made by one of our talented in-house designers. Olivia Wilde is the perfect choice for this collection because she shares H&M’s commitment to a more sustainable future,” says Ann-Sofie Johansson, Creative Advisor H&M.

The new Conscious collection will be available in approximately 200 H&M stores globally, as well as online, beginning April 16th. www.hm.com

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People StyleWatch & JustFab – Exclusive Capsule Collection

Chauncy $39.95

Chauncy $39.95

JustFab, and People StyleWatch,  are joining forces to launch the People StyleWatch Exclusively for JustFab capsule collection. Featuring the season’s latest footwear and handbag styles.

Tapping into spring’s top trends, the editors at People StyleWatch collaborated with the JustFab design team to create an extensive collection of statement-making footwear in 25 styles – including embellished flats, flirty sandals and sexy heels in a variety of colors, patterns and textures. Seven chic handbags are available, including perforated bucket styles, envelope clutches and totes in pops of color.

Vikor $39.95

Vikor $39.95

“We’ve created the ultimate 24/7 shoe and bag wardrobe,” said Lisa Arbetter, Editor, People StyleWatch. “There’s something for work, a night on the town or brunch with friends – dozens of styles to suit every moment of a girl’s busy life.”

“People StyleWatch’s fashion-forward sensibility provided an exciting foundation for design,” said Don Ressler, Co-CEO of JustFab.  “Our members will love how this collection instantly elevates their personal style.”

Sosha $39.95

Sosha $39.95

Key pieces include: the Aramis, a faux snakeskin gladiator sandal; the Chauncy, an embellished espadrille flat in navy stripes; the Sosha, a fringe heeled sandal offered in bold colors; the Jimmy, a perforated bucket bag; and the Viktor, an envelope clutch in two-toned prints, including leopard and snakeskin.

To view the complete PeopleStyleWatch Exclusively for JustFab collection and People StyleWatch editor’s favorite pieces, visit www.justfab.com/psw. The collection is available at the VIP member-only pricing of $39.95 now exclusively on JustFab.com.

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Target Collective – A Curated Offering For Men

Target Collective

Target Collective

Guys lets embrace the first of what I hope will be many to come, designer brand partnerships with everyone’s favorite cool retailer, Target as they introduce – Target Collective, the first curated design-focused collection tailored to men.

The limited-edition assortment is a mix of brands co-created in partnership with Target’s internal design team, that’s curated to give guests access to impeccably-crafted, U.S.A. made goods including hand-tooled leather belts, durable canvas bags, graphic tees  from partners BillykirkOwen & FredTaylor StitchDuluth PackLocally Grown and irreverent stationery by Terrapin Stationers.

All of the Target Collective brands have compelling “About Us” tales to tell, from Duluth Pack’s 19th-century heritage, Terrapin’s triumph over the digital age to the story of Billykirk, which was founded by two brothers with a passion for built-to-last leather goods that only get better with age.

“What excites me about this program is that we’ve curated brands we think our guests will love, and that we’ve worked with each brand to co-create products specifically with our guests in mind,” said Kathee Tesija, chief merchandising and supply chain officer, Target. “By exploring innovative partnerships like Target Collective, we’re bringing newness to our assortment and offering our guests easy access to stylish, well-crafted, quality products they’ll find only at Target.”

Priced from $10 to $270, with most items ringing in under $100, Target Collective will be available at Target.com starting March 15.

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LACOSTE x J. Crew Polo Collaboration

LACOSTE - Men's Polo

LACOSTE – Men’s Polo

This spring, LACOSTE is partnering with J. Crew on a collaboration that brings the famous French sportswear brands classic polo for men, women, and kids to over 30 J. Crew US stores and online, as well as Canada, the UK and France, as part of the retailers “Looks We Love,” seasonal offering.

LACOSTE - Vintage Logo

LACOSTE – Vintage Logo

The new polo will include an archival blue crocodile logo from 1983 with LACOSTE embroidered in cursive on the front instead of the familiar green logo and will be available in a variety of colors – white, navy, heather gray, burgundy and orange with a retail price starting at $55 – $98. www.jcrew.com

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