Tom Ford Opening at Phipps Plaza

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Simon, a global leader in premier shopping, dining, entertainment and mixed-use destinations today announced that iconic luxury brand Tom Ford will open boutiques at two of Simon’s premier properties, The Galleria in Houston and Phipps Plaza in Atlanta. Both boutiques will feature women’s and men’s ready-to-wear fashion and will open by Holiday 2019.

The 4,000 square-foot store in Houston will be located in The Galleria’s luxury wing which includes Chanel, Valentino, Louis Vuitton, and Saint Laurent among others. At 4,500 square feet, the Tom Ford boutique at Phipps Plaza will join the new Valentino boutique, newly-expanded Gucci and Jeffrey stores, and the first-in-market Saint Laurent.

“We’re very pleased to continue our long-standing relationship with Simon through the addition of our two newest stores in Phipps Plaza and The Galleria,” said Tom Ford, the company’s Chief Executive Officer and Creative Director. “Houston and Atlanta continue to be very strong markets for our business, and we look forward to serving our customers in these new stores.”

“Simon and Tom Ford are a perfect fit combining one of fashion’s most prestigious names with two of Simon’s leading properties,” said Velda Turan, Simon’s Senior Vice President of Luxury Leasing.

More than 30 million visitors each year enjoy the uniquely comprehensive experience of The Galleria, one of the nation’s top ten shopping centers and the largest in Texas. Spanning 2.4 million square feet of space, housing 400 stores and restaurants, two high-rise hotels, and three office towers, The Galleria is Houston’s most popular retail and tourist destination, meeting every budget, style and taste. The Houston Galleria is owned by a joint venture between Simon and Institutional Mall Investors.

Located in Atlanta’s prestigious Buckhead district, Simon’s Phipps Plaza is the Southeast’s premier upscale shopping, dining and entertainment destination. Its distinctive mix of contemporary and luxury fashion is home to more than 50 market-exclusive brands. Ground was broken in October 2018 on a transformative mixed-use redevelopment which will include the arrival of Nobu Hotel and Restaurant Atlanta, a 90,000 square-foot Life Time® healthy living and entertainment destination, and One Phipps Plaza, a 13-story, 350,000 square foot Class A office building. The reimagined Phipps Plaza is set to open in phases beginning in 2020.

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JEFFREY FASHION CARES ATLANTA CELEBRATES 27 YEARS THIS AUGUST 2019

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Atlanta’s most philanthropic and fashionable affair, Jeffrey Fashion Cares, is set to celebrate 27 stylish years on Monday, August 26, 2019 at 7 p.m. The annual event, which has become a mainstay on Atlanta’s social circuit, is founded by acclaimed retailer and arbiter of style, Jeffrey Kalinsky, who recently expanded his Atlanta store in Phipps Plaza and is now offering both men’s and women’s clothing, shoes, accessories and jewelry.  What is aways an unforgettable evening, Jeffrey Fashion Cares will kick off with a cocktail reception and dynamic silent auction followed by a high-energy live auction.  The evening’s pièce de résistance, a runway show featuring Kalinsky’s style selections from high-end designers, once again promises to dazzle with looks from Celine, Christian Dior, Givenchy, Dries Van Noten, Sacai, Saint Laurent Paris, Balenciaga, Valentino, Christian Louboutin and Manolo Blahnik. The 2019 event will be held at Phipps Plaza and benefit Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta, the Atlanta AIDS Fund (AAF), and the Medical University of South Carolina.


New this year, Marsha Archer, CEO and President of M Squared Public Relations, joins veteran co-chairs Lila Hertz and Louise Sams to continue Kalinksy’s mission to raise as much funds and awareness for the event’s beneficiaries as possible.  Selling out year after year, guests will slip into a completely transformed and private environment in the Monarch Court at Phipps Plaza located in the heart of Buckhead.  Last year’s event raised nearly $625,000 for the organizations, and in its history, Jeffrey Fashion Cares has grown into one of the largest combined AIDS and breast cancer benefits in the country. Sponsor and patron packages are currently available. A limited number of single seat tickets will be on sale beginning July 15, 2019.  For more information, visit jeffreyfashioncares.com.   

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Metro Look Bridal Fashion Week

At New York Bridal Fashion Week F/W 2017 the Metro Look hair team, lead by hairstylist, T. Cooper, were sponsored by ECRU New York and ISA Professional to create fun, yet elegant hair for the Fabulous Philippines show for Bridal Fashion Week at the beautiful Central Park venue, Landmark on the Park. Fabulous Philippines: A Perfect Wedding Destination, is a collaboration between two of the country’s most respected and internationally recognized fashion designers, Albert Andrada and Barge Romas. The talented Filipino designers have consistently brought pride and created significant contributions the fashion industry.

Barge Ramos’ models where styled in textured ponytails using ECRU New York products: Setting Spray, Sunlight Styling Spray, and Texture Spray. The style was named the “Piecey Pony” for its effortless appearance. “Barge wanted something classic, but he also wanted to keep it youthful” said Cooper. The hairdo was created by making a deep side part and spraying the hair with Setting Spray to smooth it, before securing the hair into a ponytail. The ponytail was sprayed with Sunlight Styling Spray, and then loose waves were made with an ISA Professional 1” flat iron by bending the hair in alternate directions, leaving the ends straight. The look was finished by using Texture Spray and fingers to create a fun, undone texture.

Albert Andrada wanted his models to look classic and regal. The designer’s collection was complimented by beautiful headpieces, so the models were given large buns using ECRU New York products: Setting Spray, Acacia Protein Oil, and Dry Wax. The hairstyle was called the “Crowned Queen”. The style was created by securing the hair into a ponytail with a side part, and spray omg the hair with Setting Spray. The hair in the ponytail was then curled with a ISA Professional 1” flat iron, and Acacia Protein Oil was used to smooth the hair and create shine. Next, the curls were brushed out, and their hair was shaped into a large bun. This style was finished by using Dry Wax to tame baby hairs and flyaways, and placing a headpiece on top. “Beyond gorgeous” Cooper says of the look.

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CHANEL Fall 2019 Ready-To-Wear

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In a show that was somber yet serene, a capturing of airiness and substance, of shrugged-on elegance and insuppressible delight, the farewell to the immense talent of Karl Lagerfeld was framed just as he’d imagined. He took us to a place high in the mountains on a beautiful day. It was a snow-bound haven—a slice of Chanel heaven, viewed from a distance that was poignantly difficult to bear.

There was an icicle-like tinkling on the soundtrack. Models assembled, one by one, on the snow-covered steps of a faux alpine hostelry, the Chanel Gardenia. It was hard, the suppressed anticipation of what was going to happen next. What is the correct form for honoring someone at a fashion show, someone who was always so fixed on waving away vulgar sentimentality, and who always had something hilariously skewering to say about the posthumous hagiographies of anyone he cared to mention? Karl Lagerfeld was the least sentimental of people. He loved his job and always regarded it as the task of continually living in the present. He reveled in letting it be known he had a “contract for life” with Chanel, which he enjoyed to the maximum moment.

Well, this is how it went. There was a minute’s silence. And then, Karl Lagerfeld’s voiceover, from a recent Chanel podcast (this man loved every tech advancement). He spoke in French, until the last sentence, where he burst through in English about his pleasure in imagining the detonation of a surprise on an audience in, “Oh! It’s like walking in a painting!”

The Chanel girls—his crew, the latest generation he’d encouraged and quipped with in the Chanel studio since 1983—were clearly conscious of the ceremonial responsibilities they had. They trod the “snow,” hands in pockets, insouciantly proving what a perfectly considered collection of wide-legged trouser suits these were—with long, swirlingly soft, checked tweed coats he’d envisaged in tandem with his longtime right-hand Virginie Viard.

That section was amazingly poised. Tailoring is a subject du jour, but through the filter of Chanel consciousness, we saw tradition, femininity, and an energetic projection of the shape of today. Let’s put it down here: The opening, some of the wide, pleated trousers, was incredibly on point—a flipping of the Chanel tradition of opening with tweed skirtsuits—with playful snowballs of tulle and crystallized snowflakes thrown into the back of the girls’ hair.

What Karl Lagerfeld never forgot—he was a rare intellectual pragmatist who frequently ridiculed high-concept fashion—is that clothes are nothing unless they are worn. That was Coco Chanel all over, too. It should be remembered that, by the late 1970s, few cared about her legacy. Her canon had been put in the shade by Yves Saint Laurent until Karl Lagerfeld was hired into the house by the Wertheimer family in 1983. It was Lagerfeld who irreverently illuminated the codes of Chanel—irradiating them in the constantly changing sidelights of the events of four decades’ worth of current affairs, the serial revolutions of fax, the Internet, social, and the global reach of fashion to new generations in Asia, and beyond.

He was always up for a topical gimmick and a punning accessory, but he also knew about emotional intelligence—that, and his connection with nature and nuances connecting the dots of his past, came through in his last few collections. The last big break he’d given his audience—the sight of barefoot girls running on a Caribbean beach—was superseded by this immersion in alpine sunlight.

So this collection was Lagerfeld at his uplifting best. No matter how dark the days were, his ability to throw on the icing of a ruffly white organza blouse, to sparkle up embroideries with a deft hand on a Nordic sweater, or to conjure dream dresses within any theme to which his huge imagination traveled. These were the gifts he gave to fashion. Today, as always.

As the models dashed away tears, and the audience stood in gratitude to applaud, the unforgettable memory of Karl Lagerfeld’s elegant, frivolous mind was lifted onto the Olympus of the fashion greats.

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