Diamonds by Kathy Ireland launches in select retail stores

June 2, 2017

Kathy Ireland wearing Diamonds by Kathy Ireland
Kathy Ireland wearing Diamonds by Kathy Ireland (Photo courtesy by Paul Raps New York)

The following is a press release from Paul Raps New York:

Diamonds by Kathy Ireland in association with Paul Raps New York, Yaron Turgeman of Taly Diamonds, and designer of fine jewels, Roland Krainz of Krainz Creations, will premiere at the 2017 Luxury and JCK shows.  The partners are each renowned, esteemed and celebrated in their respective fields.

Each product in the Diamonds by Kathy Ireland collection is handmade from the finest materials, the top quality diamonds, and the patented setting intensifies the natural beauty, radiance and apparent size of each stone.  Diamonds by Kathy Ireland is a collection of sixty-five jewelry pieces which include engagement rings, wedding bands, and patent-pending earrings, bracelets and pendants.

Diamonds by Kathy Ireland will be available through select fine retailers with price points starting at $2,000.  Each jewelry piece is laser inscribed and accompanied by a certificate of authenticity which guarantees labor and quality of the design.

“From mines to the finger, clients can rest assured that each stone is sourced with the utmost integrity and our manufacturing process is an exquisite work of art. My mentor in the world of fine jewelry will always be the incredible Elizabeth Taylor. It is my hope, dream, wish and prayer that Elizabeth would celebrate the beauty of this collection.  Paul, Roland, and Yaron are incredible partners.  It has taken many years to collaborate with this dream team,” says Kathy Ireland.

Also making an appearance at the shows will be multi-million dollar pieces from the couture diamond collection, Kathleen Marie by Paul Raps New York.  Kathy is scheduled to deliver the keynote address at the Luxury Show on Friday, June 2 at 8:30 a.m. PST.

“Kathy and our team share the same values,” says Paul Raps.  “We are thrilled and honored to be in this venture together.  Kathy is an extraordinary lady and we have an extraordinary brand,” he adds.

Diamonds by Kathy Ireland will be showing at the Luxury Show at Exhibit 1716.

Christie Brinkley helps launch Beverly Hills: City of WELLTH program

May 11, 2017

Christie Brinkley participates in the Beverly Hills City of WELLTH program
Christie Brinkley participates in the Beverly Hills City of WELLTH program. (Photo courtesy of Beverly Hills Conference & Visitors Bureau)

The following is a press release from the Beverly Hills Conference & Visitors Bureau:

Beverly Hills Conference & Visitors Bureau announces today the launch of Beverly Hills: City of WELLTH, bringing together leading experts for a season of wellness and mindfulness activities.

Playing on the words “wealth” and health and wellness, Beverly Hills has chosen “WELLTH” as the theme for the campaign. First identified in a book of the same name written by mindbodygreen founder Jason Wachob, WELLTH defines a move away from a drive for money and possessions to a less materialistic and more valuable life currency that encompasses wellness and is exemplified by health, purpose and happiness.

Iconic supermodel Christie Brinkley, a vegetarian since the age 14 and committed to an organic lifestyle, expresses her appreciation of the initiative stating, “I’m thrilled to be involved with the launch of the City of WELLTH. A healthy, holistic lifestyle has been intrinsic to my long career in the fashion and beauty industry. A balanced approach to diet, exercise and mindfulness is the key to happiness and life long vitality. Wellness is glamorous!”

“The shifting status quo of how success is now perceived in terms of health and wellbeing, rather than through material and financial wealth, means the desire for WELLTH is now a key factor in people’s choice of travel destination. Beverly Hills: City of WELLTH exemplifies the destination’s continual innovation to create inviting options for visitors, and places wellbeing at the forefront of its world-class accommodation, dining, and spa and offerings,” comments Julie Wagner, CEO of Beverly Hills Conference and Visitors Bureau. The city will be showcasing a range of activities inspired by the pillars of WELLTH: Move, Eat, Restore, Gratitude and Explore.

To mark the launch today, Jason Wachob leads a forum highlighting the WELLTH concept and what makes Beverly Hills the City of WELLTH. Experts in each pillar are joining Jason at Alo Yoga in Beverly Hills to discuss their own areas of expertise, the interplay between each pillar and how Beverly Hills contributes to the wellbeing of its visitors. These include Caley Alyssa (MOVE), Matthey Kenney (EAT), Dana Claudat (RESTORE), James Duigan (GRATITUDE), and Charlie Knowles (EXPLORE).

Hotels across the city are getting involved with unique WELLTH packages room and spa packages. These include: The Beverly Hills Hotel, The Beverly Hilton, Beverly Wilshire (A Four Seasons hotel), Luxe Rodeo Drive Hotel, Montage Beverly Hills, The Peninsula Beverly Hills, SIXTY Beverly Hills, Viceroy L’Ermitage Beverly Hills and Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills (full details below). Terms and conditions apply, visit for details and booking contact for all packages.

Wellthy meals are also available at a number of participating restaurants in Beverly Hills, showcasing specials that fall under one or more criteria: locally sourced, plant-based, vegan, paleo or utilizing meat that is grass-fed or hormone-free. Restaurants and cafes are listed below and can also be found at

Travelers will also be able to find out their 902*IQ through a fun, engaging and insightful quiz, hosted at Participants will be able to check their current wellthy lifestyle score and learn how to improve it through various Move, Eat, Restore, show Gratitude and Explore experiences in Beverly Hills. This score can also be shared on social media with the hashtag #BHWellth.

Wellness is an ongoing focus in Beverly Hills, with Mindful in May events across the city, including a community celebration with Dr. Deepak Chopra. The best-selling author of more than 85 books, will be leading a guided meditation session outside on City Hall grounds on May 12.

Wagner continues, “Beverly Hills has everything for the individual looking for a destination with wellbeing at its heart. WELLTH is not a trend in Beverly Hills, it’s a lifestyle.”

Adriana Lima signs on to host reality show contest ‘American Beauty Star’

May 11, 2017

Adriana Lima
Adriana Lima (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Bulgari)

Brazilian supermodel Adriana Lima is hosting “American Beauty Star,” a contest in which 12 celebrity stylists and salon professionals “compete in a series of challenges, from creating high-end editorial looks to the most current glam creations for red carpets and runway shows,” according to a press release. The show, which will premiere on Lifetime on a date to be announced, will begin production in Los Angeles in June 2017. The show’s grand prize, other than being named the winner, has not yet been announced.

Celebrity stylist Sir John will mentor the contestants while former longtime Vogue beauty director Sarah Brown will serve as a judge, alongside all-star lineup of celebrity guests and beauty industry influencers to be announced.

American Beauty Star was created by and is produced by Herrick Entertainment.  Norton Herrick is the executive producer of the series. Ross Elliot and Christian Murphy also executive produce.

Link AKC partners with Kate Upton for ‘smart collar’ video series for dog owners

May 10, 2017

Kate Upton and her dog Harley for Link AKC
Kate Upton and her dog Harley (Photo courtesy of Link AKC)

The following is a press release from Link AKC:

Do you “speak dog”? If not, Link AKC, Kate Upton and her dog Harley can help! Link AKC, creators of the Link AKC smart collar for dogs, is launching a content series starring supermodel, actress and dog lover Kate Upton and her Boxer, Harley. The entertaining and informative six-part video series is part of a brand partnership between Link AKC and Kate Upton to support the national launch of the smart collar and educate consumers how this product can strengthen the bond between owner and dog. Fans will get an up close look at the special bond between Harley and “his human” and how the cutting-edge technology in the smart collar helps Kate play a more active role in managing Harley’s health and happiness. The first two videos are available to view starting today on

A self-described “dog mom,” Kate Upton is one of 60 million U.S. households that consider their dog a member of the family and are looking for ways to better understand their best friend. The Link AKC smart collar and app incorporates sophisticated smart home, wearable and mobile technologies in an easy-to-use product that provides valuable insights for dog owners to give them peace of mind that they are doing what is best for their dog.

“Everyone knows I am obsessed with Harley. And I’m pretty sure he feels the same about me! When we’re together, the LINK AKC smart collar allows me to record and share our hikes and other adventures,” said Kate Upton. “When Harley can’t be by my side, I can still feel connected to him through his smart collar, which tells me his location, environment and activity levels from anywhere, right on my phone.”

The Link AKC smart collar launched in September 2016 and began shipping to consumers in February 2017. CES recognized the smart collar as a 2017 “Best of Innovation” winner. With a range of valuable features and great user experience, the Link AKC smart collar is poised to lead a new category of luxury technology for a large and growing consumer demographic. The pet wearables market, alone, is expected to reach $2.4 billion by 2022.

The Link AKC smart collar is made of high quality, durable leather that is both fashionable and functional and is the only curved smart device designed to comfortably fit the natural shape of a dog’s neck. Collars are available in four different sizes to fit a wide range of dogs, from small to extra-large.

Dog owners will appreciate the many features that provide benefits for both the dog and owner, including:

  • GPS tracking and location: Gives dog owners peace of mind with the ability to track the dog’s location and receive alerts if the dog becomes loose.
  • Activity monitor: Provides insightful activity recommendations to help owners take a more informed role in managing their dogs’ wellness. Owners can monitor and track their dogs’ daily activity levels to help ensure their dogs are getting the right level of activity for the dog’s breed, age, and size.
  • Remote-controlled light: The only smart collar with a remote- controlled light to help an owner find their dog in the dark.
  • Temperature: Alerts to notify you if your dog may be in an environment that is too hot or cold.
  • Adventures: Record, save and share your special adventures together on social media.
  • Training: App controlled sound that can assist owners in training their dog.

Magnum teams up with Cara Delevingne and Moschino designer Jeremy Scott for ‘Unleash Your Wild Side’ ad campaign

May 9, 2017

Jeremy Scott and Cara Delevingne join forces with Magnum Ice Cream
Jeremy Scott and Cara Delevingne join forces with Magnum Ice Cream.(Photo courtesy of Unilever)

The following is a press release from Unilever, parent company of Magnum:

Iconic, world-renowned Moschino creative director Jeremy Scott and international film star and supermodel Cara Delevingne have teamed up with Magnum for their “Unleash Your Wild Side” campaign to celebrate Magnum Double, encouraging people around the world to embrace and show off their wild side and live the Magnum”Dare to go Double” attitude.

To launch the campaign, an entertaining short film directed by Scott and starring the fierce and fearless Delevingne has been produced to give viewers a taste of what the “Unleash Your Wild Side and Dare to go Double” attitude is all about. Featured in the film are the “beasts,” a few of Moschino’s uniquely crafted illustrations designed and brought to life specifically for the campaign. The beasts will make another appearance during a big reveal at the Cannes International Film Festival on May 18, 2017.

To celebrate the wildly indulgent Magnum Double, Magnum has produced a short film for the campaign. The 45-second film stars Delevingne and features Scott and a number of new Moschino characters (the beasts) brought to life by legendary animator Uli Meyer, who is most notable for his work on “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” and “Space Jam.”  

The film is inspired by the wild and bold “Dare to go Double” attitude and that ultimate moment of pure indulgence and pleasure that comes from biting into the thick cracking chocolate and velvety, smooth ice cream of a decadent Magnum Double. The film sees the beasts star-struck while slyly attempting to get their paws on Delevingne’s mouth-watering Magnum as she confidently struts through the city streets.

“The collaboration with Magnum, from designing the beasts to directing the film has been beyond fun for me,” said Scott. “Working with Cara was amazing, and being bold with fashion is something I try to bring to life in my work every day. Fashion is that element of expression that gives you pleasure and allows for you to show off your personality and attitude.  It’s fun to be able to give people that outlet! I’m so excited for you to see what we’ll be sharing in Cannes – watch out for the beasts!”


Kathy Ireland Worldwide teams with Larson-Juhl and the Buffalo Works for branded art and wall decor

April 20, 2017

Photographed among the collection of a Kathy Ireland Worldwide design studio. (Photo courtesy of Larson-Juhl)
Photographed among the collection of a Kathy Ireland Worldwide design studio. (Photo courtesy of Larson-Juhl)

The following is a press release from Larson-Juhl:

Kathy Ireland Worldwide  (KIWW) has inked an agreement to design a wide-ranging collection of branded art and wall decor for the home with Larson-Juhl and The Buffalo Works.  The Buffalo Works will work with KIWW to curate, develop and market the art program, partnering with Larson-Juhl as the exclusive supplier for the branded program.

Larson-Juhl CEO Drew Van Pelt says, “We are honored to partner with Kathy Ireland Worldwide and bring Kathy’s new line of art and wall decor products to life.  Larson-Juhl’s history of fine craftsmanship and dedication to innovative design pair well with the classic, trend-forward style the Kathy Ireland Home brand represents.  We look forward to bringing these tasteful, distinctive artworks to market for the Kathy Ireland Home client.”

“The Buffalo Works is thrilled to be appointed, in partnership with Larson-Juhl, as a brand partner to extend the Kathy Ireland brand into a full-scale licensed art program.  Kathy’s brand is synonymous with fashionable design solutions for the home and we look forward to curating and marketing an art program with her exceptionally talented and creative team, that customers will enjoy throughout every room in their home,” says Joanne Olds, President of The Buffalo Works.

“This is a great and exciting pleasure for our entire team at Kathy Ireland Worldwide,” says Kathy Ireland, KIWW’s Chair, CEO and Chief Designer, whose firm was ranked this week at #26 in License Global’s 2017 Top 150 Global Licensors. “Our creative department is inspired by these great works of art every season.  To finally join forces with Larson-Juhl and The Buffalo Works is a dream come true for many reasons.  Larson-Juhl is a member of the Berkshire Hathaway business family.  We began our kathy ireland® Home collection with a Berkshire Hathaway flooring company.  Our first retail client was Irv Blumkin and Nebraska Furniture Mart, still clients and dear friends, all these years later.  To join Larson-Juhl and The Buffalo Works means we are collaborating with some of the Berkshire Hathaway best!  We will celebrate together at the Annual Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders Meeting where our new artwork will be on display,” she adds.

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