NEW YORK, NY May 6, 2014
Australia’s top make-up artist and L’Oreal’s PARIS longest-serving makeup director (worldwide) RAE MORRIS is set to bring her bold expertise in making women everywhere look their best.
RAE MORRIS is a prized commodity in Australia’s beauty and fashion world. She is the four-time winner of the Australian Makeup Artist of the Year. Her book MAKEUP – THE ULTIMATE GUIDE is an 8 time bestseller and the no.1 beauty book in Australia, and is now available in more than 8 countries and 3 languages.
Rae brings with her a lifetime of key industry experience. She has spent years working on the faces of the world’s biggest models and celebrities, including Miranda Kerr, Doutzen Kroes, Cate Blanchett, Nicole Trunfio, Hugh Jackman, Dita Von Teese, Paula Abdul, Jessica Biel, Pink and Kelly Roland. Rae’s makeup has graced magazine covers and editorials for Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, Rolling Stone, and InStyle, any many more! She is also L’Oreal Paris’ longest serving Makeup Director of 10 years and directed over 100 shows.
With increasing consumer and makeup artist demand for Rae’s recommendations, advice and secrets, Rae has furthered her reach by authoring three bestselling books: MAKEUP – THE ULTIMATE GUIDE, EXPRESS MAKEUP, andTIMELESS MAKEUP. In early 2014, Rae turned her focus to product innovation with the release of the RAE MORRIS MAGNETIC Range, the first patented magnetic makeup brush range in the world and is renowned for featuring the first-ever magnetic base for a brush.
New York, NY April 17, 2014
Mark-Anthony Edwards, CEO of b michael AMERICA outlined to his Board of Directors aggressive plans to expand the b michael AMERICA Couture brand into RTW. “The mission of the brand is to create new jobs and refine skills within the garment industry.” b michael AMERICA is the face of a new America we are a relatively new fashion industry design presence with a deeply committed point of view that moves beyond design excellence and beautiful clothes. This point of view is in our name…as an awareness of, and respect for, the increasingly diverse face of America. Mr. Edwards announced immediate plans for local, national print advertising with an online marketing campaign starting with the re-launch of the company’s website on Monday, April 14th.
This commitment, delivered to consumers through B Michael’s time-tested talent and experience working for some of the country’s leading fashion impresarios, led eventually to starting our own fashion company, and the confidence and differentiation that all viable marketing platforms must have. In our case, this platform supports a new vision of American taste and lifestyle preference. It resists trends. It refuses to victimize consumers with dictatorial edicts which erode, season by season. It takes heed of what men and women say they want, or retailers identify as a void. It signals a new era in collaboration, understanding that clothes are what people wear to meet the world they live in. And we manufacture our goods right here at home.
How do we recognize this shifting paradigm? We listen. We listen to our clientele as they tell us what they want, or what they have trouble finding elsewhere. We listen to merchandisers as they share their own mission statements and buying rationales. Above all, we listen to ourselves — because the inherent artistry in a designer’s talent must be protected even while we strive to meet practical demands. We are a “can do” company that knows where it’s going because it knows how to watch, how to listen, how to respond.
The b michael AMERICA RED collection features beautiful, ready-to-wear pieces that today’s modern-chic woman can easily incorporate into her wardrobe. Each dress in the new 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 is available at select retailers, including the following Macy’s locations nationwide also online at Macy’s.com
b michael AMERICA RED RTW Brand Ambassadors are on hand in select stores nationwide to address customer questions and offer style tips and suggestions on how the ready to wear collection can be incorporated into their wardrobes. The designer himself will also make personal appearances in support of the new collection. “As a designer, I am honored to have my RTW collection at Macy’s. This is an iconic and important American retailer and arbiter of style.” For more information, please visit http://www.bmichaelamerica.com
“We are extremely excited to have the b michael AMERICA RED ready to wear collection at Macy’s,” said Tim Baxter, Macy’s executive vice president, Fashion and Product Office. “B Michael is an extraordinary talent with a keen eye for fashion and sophisticated design. We are thrilled to introduce this truly inspired collection to our customer.”
Designer B Michael views the b michael AMERICA RED ready-to-wear collection as an extension of his highly-praised Couture line. “The ready-to-wear collection 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 manufactured in America in the New York City Garment District which enables our team to be hands on, assuring highest quality and interpretation of my designs.”
Macy’s Store Locations:
- 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 Memorial City, Houston, Texas
New York, NY April 16, 2014
In a runway show doubling as part magic show, the cabaret-like runway for Olympia Le Tan fall/winter 2014-15 revealed no shortage of black leotards and top hats. Models entered through the opening of a gigantic painted top hat in a parade of black velvet tuxedos, sequined briefs, furs, angora sweaters, patent leather black skirts, velvet varsity jackets, swallowtail coats, and form fitting, tight dresses. Skirts played on a forties vibe, while many of the other looks, like the pencil skirt with a giant red heart, played on a burlesque feel.
Motifs kept the abracadabra theme in check with enormous bunnies on black leotards, card tricks on briefs and hot pants, and white dove appliqués placed on dresses. Completing the collection, each look was tied together with signature book clutches or your out-of-the-ordinary top hat satchel with bunny ears forming the perfect clutch handle.
New York, NY April 4, 2014
Anne Sofie Madsen is, first and foremost, an artist and her artistic designs are becoming the leading story from Copenhagen’s blossoming fashion community. In addition to being a designer, she has a full and flourishing career as an illustrator. She contributed her haunting gothic drawings, many of which incorporated images from fashion photography, into 11 published graphic novels and books for young adults, as well as countless fashion editorials.
Her artistic aesthetic is intimately connected with her collections. Her clothes move on model’s bodies like dance costumes and hang like independent sculptures when left alone. Even her tailored silk t-shirts, printed with her distinctive illustrations, are full of dramatic narratives, colors, symbols, and expressive detail.
“The collection is mainly inspired French artist Pierre Huyghe’s “A Journey That Wasn’t.” For this video installation, Huyghe takes the viewer on a journey into Antarctica where he searches for a rare albino penguin and then to Central Park in New York City. Both the Central Park production and film recount and re-create an adventure that took place earlier as Huyghe’s response global warming and melting of ice caps. Knowing these aspects of nature are endangered, Huyghe created newly undiscovered territories in Antarctica. Inspired by this work, I made mankind’s simultaneous destruction of nature and yearning for Utopia central to the collection and my technique. This collection is about wild nature and the fast mechanic pace of the city.”- ANNE SOFIE MADSEN
New York, NY April 1, 2014
Acclaimed in the world of haute joaillerie for her long-term collaborations with luxury houses such as Chanel and Christian Dior, Victoire de Castellane’s recent creations (from the series Fleurs d’excès and animalvegetablemineral) are now on view at the Gagosian gallery on Madison Avenue in New York City.Through her creations, de Castellane questions and challenges the etiquette of haute joaillerie, led by her own reflection upon “the modern paradox of wearable jewels that must be hidden from view when not in use.” Combining precious stones and semi-precious stones while praising fauna and flora, she plays with different styles that juxtapose rich, colorful baroque aesthetics with refined organic shapes. The uniqueness of the jewelry demonstrate a brash, fruitful, and passionate imagination.For this exhibition, de Castellane’s colorful creations were shown as tabletop sculptures, blurring the boundary between the jewelry and genuine sculptures. As the designer said in a statement, “My jewels are propositions… It speaks about concept and form as opposed to objective value. It becomes sculpture.”“Victoire de Castellane: Precious Objects” is now on view at Gagosian Gallery on Madison Avenue, until April 5, 2014.