Kipling's #MyKiplingBag Tour Launch in New York City

835 Sixth Avenue, NY, NY | 11.12.2013 | by Merry Esparza

Style 1 Media From November 12th to 14th, a colorful, fully-branded popup space at 835 Sixth Avenue was the hub for the #MyKiplingBag Tour experience in New York City. The three-day event featured surprise performances, personalized on-site monogramming, makeovers, cocktails, tasty bites, and the launch of The Monogram Collection by Kipling, creator of stylish, durable carryalls. Just in time for the holiday season, Kipling takes personalized gift giving to the next level by offering customers the ability to have their online purchases monogrammed with one click. Fans also have the chance to win weekly prizes or a grand prize of up to $1,000 in products from the Monogram Collection by participating in the #MyKiplingBag Sweepstakes. (left: Kipling's Monogram Collection with Kipling Monkey mascots) more...

Nicola Formichetti X Didier Dubot Celebrate Jewelry Launch at The Standard

The Standard Hotel, 848 Washington Street, NY, NY | 11.05.2013 | by Merry Esparza

Style 1 Media Following Didier Dubot's fine jewelry line international launch in March 2013, with actress Lea Seydoux as its face, the brand has just debuted a capsule line designed by Creative Director Nicola Formichetti at New York's Top of the The Standard venue. The collection, inspired by the vibrant poppy flower and the subtle sensuality of Parisian women, is characterized by themes of contrast, mixing punk with ultra-feminine style, and western with eastern symbolism. Look for pink gold and silver bracelets and rings shaped like sculpted corsets. Charming layered necklaces feature Formichetti’s Nico Panda avatar dangling from interlocking silver safety pins with bejeweled poppies, locks and keys, and pearl teardrops. Intertwined gold snakes and diamond-encrusted poppies adorn rings, pendants, and earrings. more...

Manuel Racim Brings French Made-to-Measure Men’s Shirts to Tribeca

44 Hudson Street, NY, NY | 06.04.2013 | by Merry Esparza

Style 1 Media Menswear brand Manuel Racim (MR) opens its first New York City location at 44 Hudson Street, Tribeca, on June 8, 2013, providing custom made-to-measure shirts through a process that brings a 1920’s Parisian tailoring tradition into the 21st Century. Co-Founders Manuel Guardiola and Racim Allouani (shown left) have found a way to integrate state of the art technology with personal attention and exceptional workmanship. Customers participate in every aspect of the design process from beginning to end. At the store, you meet with a personal style advisor and are able to select from about 200 fabric samples displayed on rotating panels. Tailoring options include 20 collar choices, 15 button choices, and custom cufflinks and ties, affording a bounty of combinations. more...

Jimmy Crystal New York: An Evening Of Fashion & Swarovski Elements

Jimmy Crystal Showroom, 260 West 35th Street, NY, NY | by Merry Esparza

Style 1 Media On September 27th, Jimmy Crystal New York hosted a stylish soirée to celebrate the launch of their new jewelry collections by designers Cassi Lin, Wendy Chen, Arielle Mason, and Lene Lin. The glitterati and the glitter-curious filled Jimmy Crystal's Fashion District showroom to view the stunning new collections, enjoying cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and entertainment by emcee/celebrity stylist Spry Lee Scott and guitarist Andy Berman. Founded in 1991, Jimmy Crystal is known for its unique accessories design which incorporates Swarovski Crystals. Collections include eyewear, jewelry, handbags, watches, and home decor items. (left: Producer and philanthropist Francine LeFrak with Jimmy Crystal) more...