Converse – Made by you

Converse - Made by you

Converse – Made by you

CONVERSE Inc. has announces the global launch of Made by you – a landmark brand campaign celebrating fans of the brand who have been expressing themselves and their creativity in Chuck Taylor All Star sneakers for nearly 100 years. For the Spring 2015 campaign, Converse scoured the globe to collect beloved and distinctly personal Chuck Taylor All Star sneakers, each of which tells a story of transformation from blank canvas to self-portrait of their owner.

“‘Made by you’ originated from a simple human truth – we all want to be our true, authentic self in this world,” said Ian Stewart, Vice President of Global Marketing. “Fans of Chuck Taylor are the ones who have made Chuck Taylor an iconic badge of creative self-expression. It’s time we celebrated them.”

“Made by you is a global celebration highlighting Converse Chuck Taylor All Star, the only sneaker defined by those who wear them. Converse has curated a collection of Chuck Taylor All Star portraits, showcasing endless diversity and self-expression of individuals past and present who choose to wear Chuck Taylor All Star – from musicians to artists, skaters to fashionistas, the known to the unknown. Their portraits offer a contemporary lens into the distinctly unique worlds they inhabit.

Portraits collected from the likes of international icons like Patti Smith, Andy Warhol, Futura, Jefferson Hack,Sayo Yoshida, Kate Lanphear and Glenn O’Brien will be featured alongside portraits from everyday Chuck Taylor All Star wearers, and used in global exhibitions, which will turn the city streets of New York to Shanghai to Rio into art galleries. Additionally, the “Made by you” campaign seeks to highlight the unique creative spirit of local communities and subcultures with hyper-local portrait exhibitions celebrating the diversity of self-expression inherent in cultural neighborhoods throughout the world.

“Made by you” is a multi-channel global campaign and includes activations from the streets and stores to online and in social media, including launch exhibitions in New York City, London, Beijing, and Mexico City, as well as offering consumers the ability to participate at a host of pop-up portrait studios at Converse retail locations and events around the world. www.converse.com

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Moda Operandi Presents – ‘Fashion Firsts’

Moda Operandi LogoModa Operandi, the first online luxury retailer to provide consumers access to full designer collections directly from the runway, launches ‘Fashion Firsts’, a video series featuring industry icons reflecting on their inaugural experiences in fashion and the lasting impact these moments have had on their careers. It’s candid, funny, and includes anecdotes and video footage you won’t see anywhere else.

“Nothing in fashion is ever as thrilling, nerve-racking, exciting, or scary as your very first time,” says Lauren Santo Domingo, Moda Operandi Co-Founder. “For me, it was standing in for Nicole Kidman during a lighting test for Phyllis Posnick and Irving Penn as they shot the May 2004 Vogue cover. These are the moments that you learn most about yourself, and that shape you and your career.”

Produced by Moda Operandi Media Manager Bettina Santo Domingo, the series stars Naomi Campbell, Zac Posen, Andre Leon Talley, Diane von Furstenberg, and Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele. “I do remember so clearly that first moment when you push those first doors,” recalls Diane von Furstenberg. “Some door you may think is important turns out not to be important, and some door you never even thought about, turns out to be your door.”

‘Fashion Firsts’ is a series from Moda Operandi. You can watch the videos by visiting www.modaoperandi.com/fashion-firsts-exclusive-video-series.

Moda Operandi also invites everyone to join in and share their own fashion first by posting an image or video on Instagram with the hashtag #ModaFirst. You can also join the conversation and nominate your most fashionable friends. www.modaoperandi.com

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House of Cards Wardrobe Coming to LookLive.com

House of Cards

Claire – House of Cards

LookLive.com a cool new startup site that sells wardrobe looks from some of the most fashionable characters on TV, will be adding the complete Season 3 wardrobe from Netflix’s House of Cards to their online site starting at midnight PST on February 27th following the new series premiere.

“We’re excited for the release because we’re fans of the show first and foremost,” says brand-marketing director Ruben Trustfull. “The community on LookLive.com is as excited to see what Frank and Claire are wearing as much as they are to binge watch this coming weekend, and we want to give them something they can’t find anywhere else.”

In addition, LookLive also features wardrobe looks from top TV shows – Scandal, Modern Family, New Girl, How To Get Away With Murder, Empire as well as top celebrity fashion looks. www.looklive.com

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Oscars Winning Red Carpet Moments

The 87th Annual Academy Awards red carpet was filled with its own Oscar winning moments. Here’s a look at my favorite ladies from the evening.

Jennifer Lopez in Elie Saab

Jennifer Lopez in Elie Saab

Kerry Washington in Miu Miu

Kerry Washington in Miu Miu

Zoe Saldana in Atelier Versace

Zoe Saldana in Atelier Versace

Lupita Nyong'o in Calvin Klein Collection

Lupita Nyong’o in Calvin Klein Collection

Julianne Moore in Chanel Haute Couture

Julianne Moore in Chanel Haute Couture

Anna Faris in Zuhair Murad

Anna Faris in Zuhair Murad

Reese Witherspoon in Tom Ford

Reese Witherspoon in Tom Ford

Patricia Arquette in Rosetta Getty

Patricia Arquette in Rosetta Getty

Felicity Jones in Alexander McQueen

Felicity Jones in Alexander McQueen

Lady Gaga in Azzedine Alaia

Lady Gaga in Azzedine Alaia

Margot Robbie in Saint Laurent

Margot Robbie in Saint Laurent

Cate Blanchetts in Masion Margiela

Cate Blanchetts in Masion Margiela

Naomi Watts in Armani Prive

Naomi Watts in Armani Prive

Jessica Chastain in Givenchy

Jessica Chastain in Givenchy

Sienna Miller in Oscar de la Renta

Sienna Miller in Oscar de la Renta

Emma Stone in Elie Saab

Emma Stone in Elie Saab

Jennifer Hudson on Romona Keveza

Jennifer Hudson on Romona Keveza

Gwyneth Paltrow in Ralph & Russo

Gwyneth Paltrow in Ralph & Russo

Anna Kendrick in Thakoon

Anna Kendrick in Thakoon

Scarlett Johansson in Atelier Versace

Scarlett Johansson in Atelier Versace

Dakota Johson on Saint Laurent

Dakota Johson on Saint Laurent

Rosemund Pike in Givenchy

Rosemund Pike in Givenchy

Rita Ora in Marchesa

Rita Ora in Marchesa

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LOUIS VUITTON SERIES 2 – Past, Present and Future

LV Series 2 Exhibit

LV Series 2 Exhibit

Los Angeles is the first destination chosen in 2015 for the unconventional exhibition, LOUIS VUITTON SERIES 2 – Past, Present and Future.

The Series 2 exhibit is a modern and unexpected interpretation of a fashion show that contextualizes the Spring 2015 Women’s Ready-to-Wear collection, conceived by Women’s Artistic Director, Nicolas Ghesquière. The exhibit allows visitors to explore the creative process behind the collection through a “series” of distinctive rooms that thematically share his influences and inspirations as well as the excitement of the fashion show experience.

The exhibition is currently on view now thru February 22nd at 1135 North Highland Avenue Los Angeles (North of Santa Monica Boulevard) and will be open to the public daily from 10am to 6pm.

For more information, please contact our Client Services at +1.866.VUITTON.

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The 57th Annual Grammy Awards – Red Carpet Stunners

The 57th Annual Grammy Awards show was filled with outstanding performances to remember as well as stunning red carpet glam. 

From Rihanna in Giambattista Valli Haute Couture to Madonna’s matador Givenchy. Here’s a look at the best-dressed ladies from the evening.

Rihanna in Giambattista Valli

Rihanna in Giambattista Valli

Katharine McPhee in Emilio Pucci

Katharine McPhee in Emilio Pucci

Katy Perry in Zuhair Murad

Katy Perry in Zuhair Murad

Jhene Aiko in Alberta Ferretti

Jhene Aiko in Alberta Ferretti

Taylor Swift in Elie Saab

Taylor Swift in Elie Saab

Chrissy Teigen in Emilo Pucci

Chrissy Teigen in Emilo Pucci

Jennifer Hudson in Tom Ford

Jennifer Hudson in Tom Ford

Kat Graham in Yanina Couture

Kat Graham in Yanina Couture

Ciara in Alexandre Vauthier

Ciara in Alexandre Vauthier

Gwen Stefani in Atelier Versace

Gwen Stefani in Atelier Versace

Beyonce in Proenza Schouler

Beyonce in Proenza Schouler

Jessie in Ralph and Russo

Jessie in Ralph and Russo

Madonna in Givenchy

Madonna in Givenchy

Nicki Minaj in Tom Ford

Nicki Minaj in Tom Ford

Miley Cyrus in Alexandre Vauthier

Miley Cyrus in Alexandre Vauthier

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Claudia Schiffer x TSE Cashmere Collab

Claudia SchifferSupermodel Claudia Schiffer is set to collaborate with luxury knitwear brand TSE, known for their lush cashmere pieces.

WWD reports that Schiffer met with the brands creative director Tina Lutz to put the finishing touches on the first of two forthcoming capsule collections.

The collection consists of 17-pieces ranging from knit dresses, cardigans, tops and capes, inspired by photographs taken by English artist David Hockney. www.tsecashmere.com

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Victoria’s Secret Takes Us From The Runway To The Beach

Victoria’s Secret Swim Special - Angel Candice Swanepoel

Victoria’s Secret Swim Special – Angel Candice Swanepoel

For the first time on network television, Victoria’s Secret is about to take us from the runway to the beach, giving viewers a glimpse into Victoria’s Secret’s sexiest swim show of the year, with the first televised Victoria’s Secret Swim Special.

This new special will follow the Angels as they land in Puerto Rico to shoot the swimwear campaign.  The special promises exclusive access to the models as they tackle jungle treks, underwater shoots and overcome personal fears. 

Joining Supermodels Adriana Lima, Candice Swanepoel, Lily Aldridge, Behati Prinsloo, Alessandra Ambrosio, Elsa Hosk, Martha Hunt, Jasmine Tookes, Stella Maxwell, Joan Smalls and Jac Jagaciak will be musical guests, Grammy Award-winning Maroon 5 and Juanes.

The Victoria’s Secret Swim Special will air Thursday, Feb. 26 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. www.victoriassecret.com

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The 2015 SAG Awards Red Carpet Glam

The Ladies came out in style for The 2015 SAG Awards. Here’s my list of the top 10 best dressed from the evening.

Lupita Nyong'o in Ellie Saab

Lupita Nyong’o in Elie Saab

Keira Knightley in Erdem

Keira Knightley in Erdem

Julianna Margulies in Giambattista Valli

Julianna Margulies in Giambattista Valli

Natalie Dormer in Naeem Khan

Natalie Dormer in Naeem Khan

Rashida Jones in Emanuel Ungaro

Rashida Jones in Emanuel Ungaro

Rosamund Pike in Dior Haute Couture

Rosamund Pike in Dior Haute Couture

Viola Davis in Max Mara

Viola Davis in Max Mara

Maggie Gyllenhaal in Thakoon

Maggie Gyllenhaal in Thakoon

Claire Danes in Marc Jacobs

Claire Danes in Marc Jacobs

Julianne Moore in Givenchy

Julianne Moore in Givenchy

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Zac Posen Designs Limited Edition Ecco Domani Bottle

Zac Posen for Ecco Domani

Zac Posen for Ecco Domani

Ecco Domani® Wines has announced that fashion designer Zac Posen will dress the Ecco Domani® Pinot Grigio bottle in an exclusive, limited-edition design for summer 2015.

“I’ve dressed many people in my life, but never a bottle of wine. This is such an exciting project because it weaves together my work as a fashion designer and my passion for food, cooking and entertaining. The design will reflect the bright, floral qualities of the wine, giving any table a stylish, refreshing look,” Posen said.

“We wanted to create an easy way to add a touch of style to any occasion this summer, and partnering with Zac Posen for a one-of-a-kind design is the perfect way to highlight our classic Pinot Grigio,” said Courtney O’Brien, Director of Marketing, Ecco Domani. “Zac is bringing the modern sophistication and glamour he’s known for on the runway to everyday occasions.”

Ecco Domani which translates to “Here’s tomorrow” in Italian, will introduce the Posen limited edition design in the Italian import section of stores nationwide starting in May with a suggested retail price of $10.99.www.eccodomani.com

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