The following is a press release from Tiffany & Co.:
This holiday season, Tiffany & Co. introduces the latest chapter of its “Believe in Dreams” campaign, which takes viewers behind the scenes of a Tiffany workshop where surprising and surreal moments unfold, featuring a star-studded cast of characters.
The campaign film opens at Tiffany & Co.’s iconic Fifth Avenue flagship store, where actress, musician and style icon Zoë Kravitz stars as a Tiffany sales professional working late into the evening. Kravitz is drawn from reality into a Tiffany Blue® dreamscape infused with pops of neon. At the heart of this whimsical wonderland is an underground holiday workshop with craftspeople, and at the helm is a quirky manager played by model Xiao Wen Ju. The exquisite workmanship and masterful artistry of Tiffany & Co. are brought to life in a series of witty vignettes with cameos from models Karen Elson and Maye Musk, among others. The journey culminates in a “madcap tea party” hosted by Naomi Campbell, complete with a delectable selection of pastries from The Blue Box Cafe™ and housewares and table settings from the Home & Accessories collection. By the end of the story, Kravitz discovers that the magic of Tiffany & Co. is where creativity and craftsmanship come together.
“The holiday season is a time of year when more than ever, we’re inspired to dream,” said Reed Krakoff, chief artistic officer, Tiffany & Co. “At Tiffany, our artisans work to create magic and beauty in every piece. We created this film to bring their artistry to life and capture the spirit of a Tiffany holiday where anything is possible.”
The “Believe in Dreams” holiday campaign showcases both Tiffany & Co.’s iconic and new collections, including Tiffany Paper Flowers™, Tiffany HardWear, Tiffany T, Return to Tiffany® and Tiffany Keys. The fantastical film set draws inspiration from the accessories and home collections, with life-sized designs adding another layer of surrealism. The film was directed by Mark Romanek, most recently known for creating Beyoncé’s “Lemonade” and features Aerosmith’s 1973 hit “Dream On,” sung by superstar vocalist Steven Tyler. The campaign film launches globally on November 16.
To coincide with the craftsmanship theme for holiday, the Tiffany New York flagship store will feature an actual workshop that will house jewelers, stonesetters and engravers. The Tiffany workshop will be on display, from November 16, 2018 to January 1, 2019.
About Tiffany & Co.
In 1837, Charles Lewis Tiffany founded his company in New York City where his store was soon acclaimed as the palace of jewels for its exceptional gemstones. Since then, TIFFANY & CO. has become synonymous with elegance, innovative design, fine craftsmanship and creative excellence. During the 20th century its fame thrived worldwide with store network expansion and continuous cultural relevance, as exemplified by Truman Capote’sBreakfast at Tiffany’s and the film starring Audrey Hepburn.
Today, with more than 13,000 employees, TIFFANY & CO. and its subsidiaries design, manufacture and market jewelry, watches and luxury accessories – including more than 5,000 skilled artisans who cut diamonds and craft jewelry in the Company’s workshops, realizing its commitment to superlative quality.
The Company operates more than 300 TIFFANY & CO. retail stores worldwide as part of its omni-channel approach. To learn more about TIFFANY & CO. as well as its commitment to sustainability, please visit tiffany.com.
Diesel is ready to challenge conformity once again by partnering with global superstar DJ/producer and fashion and tech entrepreneur, Steve Aoki, as its watch ambassador into 2019. To kick off the collaboration, Steve will be the face of Diesel’s first transparency watch collection, available fall 2018.
Diesel is a guardian of the unconventional, trailblazing spirit, which aligns perfectly with the larger-than-life persona of Steve Aoki, widely known for his over-the-top music performances and intense touring schedule. For over two decades, Aoki has been a disruptive force in music, fashion, tech and lifestyle. Kicking off his career by providing a platform for rock bands and throwing parties in his living room, his enterprise has grown to include a thriving record label and event/lifestyle company, Dim Mak. Thanks to his relentless work ethic and creative attitude, Aoki is now celebrated as one of the most prominent DJ/producers in the world.
“Steve never stops! He’s always on the move in a very experimental way, which is something very close to the attitude of Diesel,” says Andrea Rosso, creative director of Diesel licenses. “His style and his sense of aesthetic perfectly match the design and the clashing features of this watch, together with its new futuristic approach based on transparency. We’re very happy to have him on board.”
For fall 2018, Diesel is reimagining the status quo and introducing the brand’s first bold collection of blue transparency watches. Drawn from the indigo dyeing of jeans, blue transparency is a natural design evolution for Diesel, a brand rooted in denim culture. The new watch styles display vintage cream pops on dials, inspired by denim stitching. Transparent cases and straps that fade from blue to crystal clear complete the original design story.
“I like to challenge the construct of time. I have to manage, maximize and master my days, and that’s why I connect so well with Diesel watches,” says Steve Aoki. “I am all about embracing passions and challenging convention, and that’s exactly what Diesel represents. I am thankful the brand is providing me with a platform to further express my personal style and globally represent the brand.”
Diesel’s 2018 watch campaigns featuring Steve Aoki were shot by famed French photographer and publisher Philippe Jarrigeon and were styled by Justin Lynn. The global multimillion-dollar campaign, supporting multiple watch categories, will debut throughout the year.
The new Diesel blue transparency watches will be available in select stories and at diesel.com/watches beginning August 2018.
Fashion designer Kate Spade has committed suicide by hanging. She was 55. According to the Associated Press, Spade was found dead by her housekeeper in her New York apartment the morning of June 5, 2018. She reportedly hanged herself with a red scarf and left behind a suicide note saying that her 13-year-old daughter, Frances Valentine, should not feel guilty over the death. At the time of the suicide, Frances Valentine was reportedly at school, while Kate’s husband Andy was at their home in another room.
Kate Spade (whose maiden name was Brosnahan) was an accessories editor at Condé Nast before she decided to become a fashion designer. She married Andy Spade (the brother of actor David Spade) in 1994, the year after the couple founded the fashion company Kate Spade New York, which was followed by the men’s brand Jack Spade. The Kate Spade New York brand became known for its accessories (especially handbags) and then women’s clothing.
In 1999, the Spades sold 56 percent of Kate Spade New York to Neiman Marcus for $34 million, and sold the remaining share to the company in 2006 for a reported $59 million. Kate Spade New York was sold again in 2017 to Coach’s Tapestry Inc. for $2.4 billion. The Kate Spade New York brand currently has 315 stores around the world, including 140 in the United States.
In 2015, Kate launched another fashion brand, Frances Valentine, named after her only child.
Besides being the sister-in-law of David Spade, Kate Spade was also the aunt of actress Rachel Brosnahan, who stars in the Amazon series “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.”
A Kate Spade New York representative issued this statement: “We at Kate Spade New York just learned of the incredibly sad news that Kate Spade has passed. Although Kate has not been affiliated with the brand for more than a decade, she and her husband and creative partner, Andy, were the founders of our beloved brand. Kate will be dearly missed. Our thoughts are with Andy and the entire Spade family at this time.”
The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) awarded Kate Spade with two prizes: America’s New Fashion Talent in Accessories in 1996 and Best Accessory Designer of the Year in 1998.
CFDA president Diane von Furstenberg and CFDA CEO Steven Kolb issued this statement: “The CFDA is devastated to hear the news of our friend, colleague, and CFDA member Kate Spade’s tragic passing. She was a great talent who had an immeasurable impact on American fashion and the way the world viewed American accessories. We want to honor her life and her major contribution to the fashion business and express our most sincere condolences to the family.”
June 6, 2018 UPDATE:
Andy Spade issued this public statement: “Kate was the most beautiful woman in the world. She was the kindest person I’ve ever known and my best friend for 35 years. My daughter and I are devastated by her loss, and can’t even begin to fathom life without her. We are deeply heartbroken and miss her already,” Andy’s statement began. “Kate suffered from depression and anxiety for many years. She was actively seeking help and working closely with her doctors to treat her disease, one that takes far too many lives. We were in touch with her the night before and she sounded happy. There was no indication and no warning that she would do this. It was a complete shock. And it clearly wasn’t her. There were personal demons she was battling.
“For the past 10 months we had been living separately, but within a few blocks of each other … We ate many meals together as a family and continued to vacation together as a family. Our daughter was our priority. We were not legally separated, and never even discussed divorce. We were best friends trying to work through our problems in the best way we knew how. We were together for 35 years. We loved each other very much and simply needed a break.”
“This is the truth. Anything else that is out there right now is false. [Kate] was actively seeking help for depression and anxiety over the last 5 years, seeing a doctor on a regular basis and taking medication for both depression and anxiety. There was no substance or alcohol abuse. There were no business problems. We loved creating our businesses together. We were co-parenting our beautiful daughter. I have yet to see any note left behind and am appalled that a private message to my daughter has been so heartlessly shared with the media,” the statement concluded. “My main concern is Bea and protecting her privacy as she deals with the unimaginable grief of losing her mother. Kate loved Bea so very much.”
Kate Spade’s brother Earl Brosnahan has also released a statement: “We are grateful for the incredible outpouring of love and support the family has received over the last few days. We should all remember the beauty and joy that Kate brought to this world. But it is sad and very hurtful, given the pain the family is enduring, that people with no real knowledge of the situation are leaking false, speculative information that maligns Kate’s character and belittles the health issues she bravely fought. We once again ask that the family’s privacy be respected during this challenging time.”
Casio America, Inc. has announced the release of the latest addition to the BABY-G line of women’s shock-resistant watches, based on the concept of “Tough and Cool.” The BGA190KT is a collaboration model inspired by a globe-trotting Hello Kitty and will be available in two models.
The base model for the collaboration model is the BGA190, which is popular among avid travelers for Dual Dial World Time that simultaneously shows the time in two cities. Inspired by a globe-trotting Hello Kitty, the watch is designed to appeal to women who enjoy traveling. This is the second BABY-G collaboration timepiece with Hello Kitty.
The minute hand is decorated with Hello Kitty’s trademark red ribbon, and the watch band is covered with Hello Kitty-style illustrations arranged like random passport stamps, to set the mood for travel. The back plate and special packaging feature an originally-designed pilot Hello Kitty to commemorate the collaboration. The BGA190KT is designed to inspire travel, extending to the special packaging that includes a box styled like a suitcase that is essential for every trip.
The special Hello Kitty BABY-G collaboration watch is available in two colorways, white (BGA190KT-7B) and black (BGA190KT-1B), and is equipped with shock- and water-resistance up to 100 meters, world time, daily alarm, stopwatch, and countdown timer capabilities, LED light, and 12/24 hour formats.
The BGA190KT will retail for $150 and will be available at Macy’s, select fashion boutiques, shopcasio.com and at the G-SHOCK Soho Store. For more information about these women’s analog-digital watches, visit http://www.baby-g.com/.
Casio’s female timepiece brand, BABY-G, was created as a counterpart to its “big brother” G-SHOCK in 1994. The brand exemplifies the meeting of fashion and function for the vibrant, active woman with watches that are stylish, bold, tough and chic. Equipped with the same great functionality that G-SHOCK is known for, BABY-G timepieces are shock and water resistant with multiple daily alarms and stopwatch functions. The brand has partnered with some of the hottest names in music, fashion and pop culture on standout watch collaborations including Ke$ha, Rebecca Minkoff, Joyrich and Married To The Mob. For additional information on Casio’s BABY-G line of timepieces, please visit www.baby-g.com.
About Casio America, Inc. Casio America, Inc., Dover, N.J., is the U.S. subsidiary of Casio Computer Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of consumer electronics and business equipments solutions, established in 1957. Casio America, Inc. markets calculators, keyboards, digital cameras, mobile presentation devices, disc title and label printers, watches, cash registers and other consumer electronic products. Casio has strived to realize its corporate creed of “creativity and contribution” through the introduction of innovative and imaginative products. For more information visit our website at casio.com/home.
Alex and Ani, the beloved lifestyle brand that creates meaningful, eco-conscious jewelry to positively empower and connect humanity, today announces a new, cosmically-inspired capsule: Disney’s A Wrinkle In Time Collection by Alex and Ani. Available Friday, March 2, 2018, the 19-piece collection includes necklaces, bracelets and rings inscribed with iconic quotes and magical symbols from the cherished story of one young girl’s epic adventure.
Hand-crafted with intention in Rhode Island, all Alex and Ani accessories harness power and meaning through symbolism, providing a vehicle for the wearer to express his or her individuality. Be it the magical flowers from the planet Uriel or the inspiring words from Mrs. Who, Mrs. Which and Mrs. Whatsit – every piece from Disney’s A Wrinkle In Time Collection by Alex and Ani is meant to speak to one’s heart, unleashing the triumphant powers of love and light.
To further celebrate this exciting collaboration Alex and Ani and Disney jointly produced a video, capturing the interconnection of the film’s powerful messaging to the brand. Both the collection and the video are designed to connect you to the mysteries outside of time and space, with the challenge to become a warrior for love – armored with the power in each Alex and Ani piece. Link to video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aV_gs7ajn58&feature=youtu.be
Disney’s A Wrinkle In Time Collection by Alex and Ani will be available online at www.alexandani.com and at Alex and Ani stores around the world, as well as select retail locations. See below for descriptions of the full collection and be sure to share your journey on Instagram @ALEXANDANI.
DISNEY’S A WRINKLE IN TIME COLLECTION BY ALEX AND ANI
DARK AND STORMY NIGHT SPINNER NECKLACE .925 sterling silver 32″ expandable necklace with spinner charm featuring Swarovski crystal embellishments
MOST BEAUTIFUL DREAM SPINNER NECKLACE 14kt rose gold-plated 32″ expandable necklace with spinner charm featuring Swarovski crystal embellishments
BELIEVING TAKES PRACTICE SPINNER NECKLACE 14kt gold-plated 32″ expandable necklace with spinner charm featuring Swarovski crystal embellishments
FIND YOUR PLACE IN THE UNIVERSE ADJUSTABLE RING 14kt rose gold-plated adjustable ring engraved with the iconic quote
BRING BACK THE LIGHT ADJUSTABLE RING 14kt gold-plated adjustable ring engraved with the iconic quote
WILD NIGHTS ARE MY GLORY ADJUSTABLE RING .925 sterling silver adjustable ring engraved with the iconic quote
FIND YOUR PLACE IN THE UNIVERSE ADJUSTABLE NECKLACE 14kt rose gold-plated 19″ adjustable necklace with vertical tag engraved with the iconic quote
BRING BACK THE LIGHT ADJUSTABLE NECKLACE 14kt gold-plated 19″ adjustable necklace with vertical tag engraved with the iconic quote
WILD NIGHTS ARE MY GLORY ADJUSTABLE NECKLACE .925 sterling silver 19″ adjustable necklace with vertical tag engraved with the iconic quote
FIND YOUR PLACE IN THE UNIVERSE PULL CHAIN BRACELET 14kt rose gold-plated 19″ pull chain bracelet with horizontal tag featuring the iconic quote
SEE THE UNSEEN PULL CHAIN BRACELET .925 sterling silver 19″ pull chain bracelet with horizontal tag featuring the iconic quote
NOTHING IS HOPELESS PULL CHAIN BRACELET 14kt gold-plated 19″ pull chain bracelet with horizontal tag featuring the iconic quote
SPIRAL RING WRAP Cosmo-inspired ring wrap available in .925 sterling silver, 14kt gold-plate and 14kt rose gold-plate
BE A WARRIOR EXPANDABLE NECKLACE 28″ expandable charm necklace featuring the iconic quote, available in Rafaelian Silver Finish and Rafaelian Rose Gold Finish
LOVE LOCKET ADJUSTABLE NECKLACE 20″ adjustable locket necklace in Rafaelian Gold Finish
BE A WARRIOR WRAP Two-tone beaded wrap bracelet featuring Rafaelian Rose Gold Finish stars and Rafaelian Silver Finish metal beads
About ALEX AND ANI The ALEX AND ANI brand creates meaningful, eco-conscious jewelry and accessories to positively empower and connect humanity. Carolyn Rafaelian, Founder, CEO and Chief Creative Officer designs each piece. Carolyn believes that every individual has their own positive energy to share with the world. By incorporating powerful symbolism and personal meaning into each product, ALEX AND ANI provides a vehicle for consumers to express their individuality. ALEX AND ANI is committed to giving back to the world that we live in. The company is passionate about the wellbeing of our planet, our communities, and our individual paths. ALEX AND ANI uses recycled materials with eco-conscious processes and through their CHARITY BY DESIGN division, ALEX AND ANI positively impacts our planet and our communities. CHARITY BY DESIGN has strengthened non-profit organizations through innovative partnerships and collaborative experiences resulting in donations of over $50 million. An Inc. 500 Company, ALEX AND ANI has retail stores in addition to retail partners worldwide. The company’s World Headquarters is located in the greater Providence, Rhode Island area. Please visit www.alexandani.com for more information.
About Disney’s A Wrinkle In Time From visionary director Ava DuVernay comes Disney’s “A Wrinkle in Time,” an epic adventure based on Madeleine L’Engle’s timeless classic which takes audiences across dimensions of time and space, examining the nature of darkness versus light and, ultimately, the triumph of love. Through one girl’s transformative journey led by three celestial guides, we discover that strength comes from embracing one’s individuality and that the best way to triumph over fear is to travel by one’s own light. Meg Murry is a typical middle school student struggling with issues of self-worth who just wants to fit in. The daughter of two world-renowned physicists, she is intelligent and uniquely gifted, as is Meg’s younger brother, Charles Wallace, but she has yet to realize it for herself. Complicating matters is the mysterious disappearance of Mr. Murry, which has left Meg devastated and her mother broken-hearted. Charles Wallace introduces Meg and her fellow classmate Calvin to three celestial beings (Mrs. Which, Mrs. Whatsit and Mrs. Who) who have journeyed to Earth to help search for their father, and together they embark on their formidable quest. Travelling via a wrinkling of time and space known as tessering, they are transported to worlds beyond their imagination where they must confront a powerful evil force. To make it back home to Earth, Meg must face the darkness within herself in order to harness the strength necessary to defeat the darkness rapidly enveloping the Universe.
Directed by Oscar® nominee Ava DuVernay from a screenplay by Oscar winner Jennifer Lee and Jeff Stockwell based upon the beloved novel by Madeleine L’Engle, “A Wrinkle in Time” stars: two-time Academy Award® nominee Oprah Winfrey as Mrs. Which, Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon as Mrs. Whatsit, Emmy® nominee Mindy Kaling as Mrs. Who, Storm Reid as Meg Murry, Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Mrs. Murry, Michael Peňa as Red with two-time Emmy winner Zach Galifianakis as the Happy Medium and Emmy nominee Chris Pine as Mr. Murry. Produced by Jim Whitaker and Catherine Hand with Doug Merrifield and Adam Borba serving as executive producers, the film also boasts an impressive creative team featuring some of the most talented and skilled craft persons working today, including: Tobias Schliessler, ASC as director of photography, Naomi Shohan as production designer, Oscar®-nominee Spencer Averick as film editor, two-time Academy Award®-nominee Paco Delgado as costume designer with music by Ramin Djawadi. “A Wrinkle in Time” opens nationwide on March 9, 2018
Coach, Inc. announces Selena Gomez as the face of Coach in the brand’s Fall 2017 advertising campaign. The multi-talented singer, actress, producer and philanthropist captures the all-American optimism of Coach in a series of images set in New York City.
Portrayed as the Coach girl about to embark on a road trip, Gomez lounges in the blush-toned-leather interior of a 1976 Plymouth Fury—the vintage car, a recurring reference in Coach campaigns, symbolizes the freedom and endless possibility of the open road.
To bring this vision to life, Coach worked with the ultimate team of fashion collaborators with images by Steven Meisel, styling by Karl Templer, creative direction by Fabien Baron, makeup by Pat McGrath and hair by Guido Palau.
“From the very beginning, the creation of Coach campaigns have been an exciting and collaborative effort,” comments renowned photographer Steven Meisel. “It’s been a pleasure working with Stuart and the team of incredibly talented individuals behind the brand. Inviting Selena Gomez to join the Coach family takes it to another level.”
“Selena is a rebel and a romantic, a dreamer and a doer who boldly charts her own course,” says Creative Director Stuart Vevers. “To me, she speaks to a generation; she connects.”
“I couldn’t be more proud to be the face of Coach,” says Gomez. “I’ve also loved working with Stuart, I admire his vision and his designs.”
Coinciding with the launch of the fall collection, Coach will reveal three short films dedicated to the key bags of the season: the Rogue, the Coach Swagger and the Edie. Created by Baron & Baron, each video stars Gomez getting ready in a New York City apartment for a night on the town.
Parker commented in an Bellagio press release: “On the heels of our first SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker boutique opening in December, we are thrilled to be opening the doors to a second standalone store with MGM Resorts at Bellagio in Las Vegas this summer. Having our own store has long been a goal we’ve worked toward and it feels like a dream to be able to do it twice in less than 12 months with such brilliant partners. The expertise, guidance and support that MGM Resorts has brought to the table are unparalleled and we’re honored to be taking this massive next step with them.”
Bellagio president and COO Randy Morton added, “We are honored Ms. Parker and her team chose Bellagio to debut SJP on the West Coast. The boutique at MGM National Harbor was an immediate phenomenon, creating an energy and excitement rarely found in the retail world. The opportunity to bring Ms. Parker’s brand and passion to Bellagio complements our commitment to creating wow moments for each guest that walks through our doors.”
The boutique will be located in the Promenade retail corridor, taking the place of La Scarpa, which will close in mid-May.
SJP was founded in February 2014 by Sarah Jessica Parker and partner George Malkemus III. The footwear and accessories collection stems from Sarah Jessica’s love for the single sole and vivid memories of New York City fashion in the latter part of the ’70s.
DSW (Designer Shoe Warehouse) has teamed up with TREND: BAR to give customers the opportunity to add embellishments to their footwear and accessories at select DSW locations. According to a press release, Los Angeles-based TREND: BAR, founded by sisters Lindsey and Kayla Swartz, produces luxe fabric stickers, appliques, charms, shoelaces, patches and creative add-ons that customers can use to personalize their footwear and accessories.
To celebrate the launch of this partnership, DSW will be hosting special events on March 12, 2017, with TREND:BAR helping customers discover the perfect add-on for their new shoes, plus music, snacks, and more. More information can be found at DSW’s official website.
Singer and actress Selena Gomez has signed a deal to represent the accessories/lifestyle brand Coach, She will appear in Coach’s fall 2017 fashion campaign. Her partnership with Coach will also include a special design project with Coach executive creative director Stuart Vevers, as well Gomez teaming up with Coach Foundation in its support of Step Up, a national organization dedicated to the empowerment of underprivileged teenage girls.