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Springtime in Paris: CARVEN SS15

by Paris Modes TV

CARVEN SS15 Paris

 

The last aerodynamic collection at Carven for Guillaume Henry.

The Carven woman has more and more self confidence and she’s always moving at a fast pace. The silhouette is aerodynamic, sporty and graphic, with a touch of the sixties through the zip detailing and the turned out collars. Cycling shorts, cropped jackets, skirts and short dresses done in colour block or in multiple graphic oriental prints creates a young and fresh wardrobe, full of personality designed by Guillaume Henry for his last collection at Carven.

Guillaume Henry: “This season I had a clear vision of a dynamic and feminine woman with no fuss or frills, but had something a bit radical, like a line on the ground, like a path, yes a notion of speed. I didn’t want to approach this collection with an overwhelming amount of clothes but more with an overwhelming energy and so there is an energy in the collection. I wanted to work with structured clothes, and jackets and coats and all of them with clothes like pilots, the jackets almost in competition, but with couture accents in the materials.”

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What’s Happening in Paris: Fashion Week Day 3

ROLAND MOURET – COLLECTION SPRING/SUMMER 2015 IN PARIS

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A “desirable” collection by Roland Mouret…The first show of the day was at the Beaux Arts, for Roland Mouret, who just like an artist, uses colour to structure the silhouettes. The designer from Toulouse adorned the girls in a number of dresses and close fitting skirts, with a very defined waist which flared at the hips, and also ultra sculpted pieces with zips at the back. A 3D appliquéd rose, made this collection even more feminine. The elastic bands outlined the backs and shoulders. The bright orange brought the show to a close with assymetrical tops and dresses embroidered with frayed feathers. Roland Mouret is becoming more and more international with the opening of a boutique on Madison Avenue, a wonderful French success for the self-taught designer! Music from the show.

Video by: Paris Modes TV

It’s Music Monday. Here’s THE ONE! – 8MM

“Everybody needs a little more room on the dance floor sometimes.”  ~Juliette Beavan
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LA based noir-pop band 8MM is made up of Sean and Juliette Beavan, whose songs have made appearances in award-winning movies such as Mr. and Mrs. Smith and critically-acclaimed television shows like “Pretty Little Liars”, “Grey’s Anatomy” and “One Tree Hill.”

Their latest track, “The One (LehtMoJoe & DJ Eric ILL Mix)” aired August 31st on E!’s “Rich Kids of Beverly Hills.  

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They’re the edgiest band we’ve come across in a LONG time and we LOVE them here at Gia On The Move!

Follow 8mm  on Twitter: @8mmofficial
Follow Juliette @8mmGirl

8MM recently released a video for their hot EDM track, “Around the Sun (Geek Boy’s Jersey Club Remix)”, which was directed by L. Gustavo Cooper and stars Nia Lovelis of Cherri Bomb.

Turn off the music above and WATCH IT here!

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Bloody Branding Blow-Up: Urban Outfitters in the Ugly Spotlight

Urban Outfitters Bloody SweatshirtYesterday  Gia On The Move was contacted by Kate Connors of Media Communications Strategies regarding the controversy surrounding the Urban Outfitters Kent Stage Sweatshirt outrage offering an opinion about the uproar.  We thought it was important enough to share with you.  After all, it’s not just movies, music, theatre, dance and sports that make up culture.  It’s also how we react to the norms, when we call “foul” and how we rebel against what we see as “out of line.”  You can decide for yourself.  Below is the guest post including a few comments we found this morning on Twitter:

 

Urban Outfitters’ “Vintage” Kent State Sweatshirt Showcases What Happens When You Rubber Stamp Clothing Concepts to Store Shelves

By Kate Connors and Kipp Lanham, Senior Account Team Members at Media & Communications Strategies 

Urban Outfitters Vintage KentUrban Outfitters is no stranger to brand controversy. In fact, some of their promotional language suggests they aim to be edgy and controversial. Yet how much is too much? In these times of heightened sensitivity to gun violence in any school or mall setting, Urban Outfitters might want to reconsider this type of business approach with its Kent State vintage sweatshirt.

Recently, the brand marketed this vintage-era shirt, due to the discoloration and splatters of red on the shirt, which seemed very reminiscent of blood. Immediately after its release, critics took to social media; outraged the shirt was reminiscent of the 1970 Kent State Massacre on the university’s campus that left four dead, nine injured and thousands of people across the United States outraged.

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Where do you draw the line? Our team looked at some of the things Urban Outfitters’ company leaders did correctly and some things that could have used a vast improvement.

After the outpouring of criticism from its customer base, Urban Outfitters did remove the item immediately for sale and issued an apology featured in TIME:

“Urban Outfitters would like to extend our sincerest apologies to Kent State University and the Kent State community. We are deeply saddened by the recent uproar our Vintage Kent State sweatshirt has caused. Though it was never our intention to offend anyone, we understand how the item could have been perceived negatively… To promote such an event is disgraceful, insensitive and in poor taste…The discoloration that has been mistaken for blood is from natural fading and sun exposure. With all of that said, this truth does not excuse us from our failure to identify potential controversial products head on.”

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But is this apology really genuine? It is hard for many consumers to believe Urban Outfitter company officials are truly feeling sorry when they are notorious for pushing boundaries. Their “Eat Less” t-shirt release caused celebrities like Sophia Bush to attack them for encouraging men and women to embrace “thinspiration” and other pro-eating disorder actions. Urban Outfitters targets 18-30 year olds, which for many individuals is a transitional life phase during which one feels immense pressure. The eating disorder risk heightens during this period, so creating a shirt encouraging these young adults to eat less really doesn’t help quell the self-image problems people face during this life period.

This isn’t the first time a brand has upset customers with a product, and Urban Outfitters certainly could have spent a little more time researching what other companies have done in this instance, if not at least know its US history.

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Here are just a few ideas of how Urban Outfitters could have handled this situation more appropriately:

1)      Publically Reach out to the Kent State University (KSU) Administration – Every year since the tragic 1970 shootings, KSU alumni and students hold memorials to honor the lives lost on that day. Urban Outfitters could have expressed its apologies to those directly involved.

2)      Make a public donation to a Kent State charity – Public donations are important for increasing brand awareness and giving a face to the causes an organization supports. For example,‘Kent May 4 Center’ is a non-profit educational charity that has made it their mission to educate the public about what happened on May 4, 1970 and to memorialize the victims of this tragedy. One of its initiatives has been to create memorial scholarships for the Kent State students. Sponsoring a scholarship would be a great way for Urban Outfitters to show its support for the victims and their families.

3)      Support anti-gun violence campaigns in schools: With an increase in school shootings, more companies are taking a stand against gun violence in schools. Urban Outfitters should consider taking a public stance against gun violence and doing a shirt that reflects such. Turning a negative product into a positive one is a great way to rebrand your company after a crisis.

I know some individuals are going to argue, “any press is good press.” In our business at Media & Communications Strategies, that isn’t the case. The best thing you can do in this situation is offer an apology but then take action to make amends for what you did as a corporation. This will help to restore faith in your brand, and stress the apology was sincere and genuine. Companies such as Urban Outfitters need to have sensitivity to the culture and times in which they live and operate. Who wears the clothes? Where will they be seen wearing the clothes? Will it create any concerns among the community? If these questions are asked, a crisis such as this could have been averted. It can be easy to look back and point fingers, but companies can do better to not act tone deaf to current events and history happening around them for the sake of an image that can quickly turn offensive without doing simple homework and planning.

About Media & Communications Strategies, Inc:

Media & Communications Strategies, Inc. handles all kinds of critical public relations for US and international clients out of our Washington, D.C. office. We are a founding member of the Public Relations Boutiques International network for constant, far-reaching support. High profile crisis communications is one niche talent, reputation management in all kinds of media is our core expertise and client satisfaction is our specialty.

 

Carpe Noctis: Get Ready Los Angeles for the Late Night Fantasy Event of the Season

The lineup remains a mystery until you set foot in the doors.  We’ve been told it’s a wild experience like nothing you’ve ever encountered.

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Carpe Noctis is a Late Night Theatre Festival running from 10PM – 3AM nightly, taking place the first four weekends of October at The Hollywood Theatre Complex on Santa Monica & Wilcox.  The Complex is comprised of seven venues, all of which will have shows going on every thirty minutes.

www.CarpeNoctis.com

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Some of the shows you can expect to see include Live Kung Fu, Suicidal Mimes, Knife Throwing, Rated R Children’s Theatre, Vintage Burlesque, Capoeira, Breakdance Combat, a stellar Striptease Showdown and many more surprises behind every door. (Click on the regular photos for some secrets links to past events.)

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Carpe Noctis runs every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, from October 2nd through October 26th. The doors open at 10 p.m. and close at 3 a.m.

  • Festival passes include up to 4 nights of live entertainment.
  • $5 valet parking per night.
  • Each weekend pass gives you access to hundreds of shows. 
  • And the booze is FREE.

ADULTS ONLY

Sound good?

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Barnsdall Art Park Los Angeles Saturday Night Movie Series Starts September 20!

It’s an iconic part of the Los Angeles fall season and all Angelenos are invited!

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Barnsdall Art Park located at 4800 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, California 90027, will be kicking off their outdoor fall film series fundraiser “Barnsdall Saturday Night Movie Series + Wine Tasting” on Saturdays, Sept 20 through Oct. 18. 

Barnsdall Art Park Foundation and Joe Dante’s Trailers From Hell present “School Nights,” an outdoor fall film series fundraiser celebrating beloved high school movies. Relive the wonder and terror of your teen years with these five essential films that celebrate adolescent angst, raging hormones and twisted teachers.  Kicking off on September 20th with the first movie– School of Rock—guests can come get settled and enjoy some wine and musical entertainment from 5.30pm with the movies starting at sundown—7.30pm– on top of Loz Feliz’s scenic Olive Hill.

Join fellow Angelenos on the lush west lawn of the famed Frank Lloyd Wright Hollyhock House, which reopens to the public soon.

tickets, cinema, movies, filmTickets cost $25 for movies plus tasting (3 pours of wine or beer) or $10 for the movie without beverages.

Please visit www.barnsdall.org to learn more or #BarnsdallMovieNights #SchoolNights
Here’s the movie lineup:
• September 20th: School of Rock
• September 27th: Election
• October 4th: Rock ‘n’ Roll High School
• October 11th: Fast Times at Ridgemont High
• October 18th: Carrie

page_moviesEnjoy movies on a high resolution screen with surprise guests introducing the movies, and musical entertainment from the likes of KCRW DJs Dan Wilcox and Marion Hodges spinning until dusk. Get schooled with a curated selection of wine and beers, courtesy of Silverlake Wine, and LA’s finest food trucks.

Support the People’s Park with this popular family friendly event that has raised nearly half a million dollars to support the Park’s capital projects, art programs, historic renovations and gallery exhibitions over the last five years.

 

Get In The Contest and Show Us Your Taters!

Snap a potato photo, tag it with #TopTater and you could win $100

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Ok it’s a bit kitchy, sure.  But autumn is rolling around soon and what better time to hunker down with everyone’s favorite tuber.

A #TopTater worthy dish is not your average baked potato or ho-hum casserole. It’s delicious. It’s memorable. It’s different. It’s a potato dish that makes you go “yum!” And ultimately, it’s a potato-centric moment that could earn you the chance to win the $100 prize that the United States Potato Board (USPB) is giving away every week.

“Consumers and chefs are cooking with potatoes like never before. It’s so exciting to see dishes like Potato Nachos, Breakfast Skins and Tater Tot Thai Lettuce Cups coming out of home and professional kitchens these days,” said Meredith Myers, Consumer Marketing Manager. “We want to celebrate potato innovation so if you see a #TopTater dish at a restaurant, at the grocery store, at a street vendor cart or even on the grill in your own backyard, tell us about it!”

How to enter:

  1. Snap: Snap a picture of a #TopTater dish.
  2. Share: Tag your picture with #TopTater and share it on Instagram, the Potato Goodness Facebook page, or upload it directly at PotatoGoodness.com/TopTater.
  3. Enter: Follow the link on the auto response form and complete the entry form.

No matter how you enjoy them, don’t forget the nutritional power of potatoes: one medium-size (5.3 ounce) skin-on potato contains just 110 calories per serving, boasts more potassium (620g) than a banana (450g), provides almost half the daily value of vitamin C (45 percent), and contains no fat, sodium or cholesterol. With seven unique potato types and many ways to prepare them, you can enjoy potatoes every day of the week.

A weekly $100 #TopTater winner will be announced on the Potato Goodness Facebook page every Friday through June 26, 2015.

Visit www.PotatoGoodness.com for more mouthwatering #TopTater inspiration and official contest rules. You can also sign-up to receive the United States Potato Board’s weekly recipe email to receive a new potato recipe in your email in-box each week.

Facebook.com/PotatoGoodness

Pinterest.com/PotatoGoodness

Instagram.com/PotatoGoodness

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