Month: March 2015

CHAMILIA BY SWAROVSKI GROUP SUPPORTS AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH – APRIL 2015

During April 2015, in honor of Autism Awareness Month, Chamilia, a Swarovski Group brand, will donate five percent of proceeds from its “Autism Puzzle Piece” charm to the Autism Research Institute, the primary organization supporting efforts to understand and treat this condition. The brand became interested in supporting these efforts after learning that autism affects…

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WARNER BROS RECORDS SIGN DURAN DURAN TO GLOBAL RECORDING CONTRACT

Warner Bros. Records recently announced they’ve signed a global recording contract with Duran Duran. Singer Simon Le Bon, keyboardist Nick Rhodes, bassist John Taylor, and drummer Roger Taylor have just completed work in London on a new studio album, their 14th to date. The first single: "Pressure Off" from their upcoming release features critically acclaimed…

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JEPPE HEIN @ BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK – NEW YORK – MAY 17 – APRIL 17, 2016

Jeppe Hein "Please Touch the Art" Brooklyn Bridge Park, NYC May 17 2015 - April 17, 2016 Please Touch the Art is a new exhibition from Danish artist Jeppe Hein. The collection features 18 playful sculptures designed specifically for public interaction at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Engaging visitors through pieces that are both accessible and surprising, the…

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CANNES FILM FESTIVAL 2015

The 68th annual Cannes Film Festival is scheduled to be held from 13 to 24 May 2015. The face of this year's festival is Hollywood star Ingrid Bergman. She was a modern icon, an emancipated woman, an intrepid actress, and a figurehead for the new realism. She changed roles and adoptive countries as the mood…

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NEW YORK STYLE ICON CHLOË SEVIGNY RELEASES RESPECTIVE BOOK

New York's favorite downtown darling, eclectic fashion muse Chloë Sevigny will be releasing a decade-spanning retrospective album of photographs and intimate moments April 21 via Rizzolli. The idea for the book, titled Chloë Sevigny, came after the icon encountered a Japanese fan who had created a fan book, she told Vogue. Along with items from her own calendars…

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THE DINNER SALON – A RETURN TO SOCIAL NETWORKING WITHOUT THE INTERNET

Exclusive Dinner Salons are popping up all over the city. They are often invite only, but sometimes a limited press release is allowed to float around selected circles. This might be the answer to social media communities, where everyone feels pressure to accept anyone as a "friend," regardless of whether or not they have actually…

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MTV RE:DEFINE EXHIBIT, GALA & AUCTION – START YOUR BIDDING TO STOP HIV

MTV and the Goss-Michael Foundation will hold their fourth annual MTV RE:DEFINE – the world premiere art exhibition, auction and fundraiser gala – on April 10 during Dallas Art Fair week. Online bidding launched on Paddle8 on March 27 – and will go on leading up to/simultaneous with the live bidding at the event. The…

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AMANDA KNOX FINALLY ACQUITTED OF MURDER BY ITALIAN COURT

Amanda Knox and her Italian ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito were acquitted of murder on Friday by an Italian court, throwing out all charges, and finally ending a hellish and dramatic court room saga over the 2007 killing of British exchange student Meredith Kercher. Kercher was found dead on the floor of the bedroom in an apartment she…

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THE RUMORS ARE TRUE: GOODBYE TO MARC BY MARC JACOBS

The rumors are true; it's time to say farewell to Marc by Marc Jacobs. Called the "little sister line" founded in 2011 by Jacobs and his business partner Robert Duffy, MBMJ will no longer exist as a separate entity, but become intertwined as part of Jacob's main brand. The decision is speculated to help increase his…

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ROISIN MURPHY RELEASES 2ND SINGLE FROM HAIRLESS TOYS ALBUM

 Róisín Murphy's first album in eight years, Hairless Toys is a career defining tour de force. With "Gone Fishing" proving a fitting prelude with 140k Soundcloud plays and counting,  Róisín Murphy has just revealed the second single, "Exploitation". Tipping its hat to the dark disco of Casablanca Records, an urgent shuffle of staccato synths, organ and guitar, 'Exploitation' says Róisín,…

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MIDNIGHT ON MADISON WITH FENDI – NEW YORK – MARCH 26

Fendi celebrated its collaboration with French Designer Thierry Lasry for their special Spring/Summer 2015 Sunglasses Capsule Collection with "Midnight on Madison," a cocktail event at the Fendi Madison Boutique at 598 Madison Avenue on the evening of March 26. The event was so named to convey "the mysterious and ambivalent magic of that very special…

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MARINA AND THE DIAMONDS’ THIRD ALBUM “FROOT” RELEASES WITH A PUNCH

Marina And The Diamond's third album, "FROOT," is out earlier than the planned April release because of a leak. Once released, there were no worries, however, that the early release could have hurt interest in the album - it is now sitting pretty at #8 on the SoundScan/Billboard 200, with sales in excess of 46k…

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MARY KATRANTZOU ANNOUNCED AS THE BFC/VOGUE DESIGNER FASHION FUND WINNER

The British Fashion Council has announced Mary Katrantzou as the winner of this year’s BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund. The Fund was established in 2008 and provides one designer with a bespoke, high level mentoring support program over a twelve month period, as well as a £200,000 grant to provide necessary infrastructure to take them to the next…

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THE MET MUSEUM RELEASES THE ARTIST PROJECT

Thomas P. Campbell, Director and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, announced the launch of a new online video series, The Artist Project, in which 100 artists respond to works from The Met’s vast collection, which spans more than five millennia and cultures throughout the world. Since its founding in 1870, The Met has been…

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MAD MAX “FURY ROAD” TO BE RELEASED MAY 2015

From director George Miller, creator of the Mad Max Trilogy and the Oscar-winning filmmaker of Happy Feet (2006), Mad Max: Fury Road continues the tale of Max Rockatansky, aka the Road Warrior, who while still haunted by his dark and violent past, wanders the barren wastelands of a dystopian version of Australia. Beginning with Mad…

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ZOOLANDER IS BACK! GET READY FOR THE SEQUEL

Following the jaw-dropping surprise appearance at the Valentino Autumn/Winter 2015 show, the house has released additional photos of everyone's favorite male models: Derek Zoolander and Hansel giving the camera their fiercest Blue Steel faces, including a few where they show off their skills with models Tilda Lindstam and Xiao Wen Ju. Shot in front of the Eiffel…

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PLAYBOY COVERS – SEXIST OR EMPOWERING?

To do a Playboy cover or not to do a Playboy cover? That is the question that many beautiful, powerful women in the entertainment industry have to ask themselves at one point or another. Azealia Banks is the most recent star to have said yes to baring it all, in the magazine's grand tradition, and…

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OXYGEN ECO-TOWER RECEIVES THE “PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD” AT MIPIM 2015

It seems like Green Made in Italy is conquering the real estate market nowadays. The prestigious real estate fair that takes place in Cannes - MIPIM - has given the “People’s Choice Award” 2015 to the Oxygen Eco-Tower. This green building, just like the Bosco Verticale by architect Stefano Boeri, is also designed by an…

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