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Isabel Marant, French designer worn by celebrities like Beyonce, has collaborated with Swedish retailer H&M and is the latest in the brand’s ongoing series of luxury collaborations. Past collaborations include Versace, Marni, Lanvin and Maison Martin Margiela. Set to launch in 250 stores worldwide, Isabel Marant will debut her first men’s line as well as a collection of womenswear pieces.
After five months of anticipation and waiting, fashion connoisseurs will be able to shop this highly anticipated collection starting on Thursday, November 14. The collection’s launch is in conjunction with the launch of the new H&M Times Square location. Times Square will be the first store in the world to sell it, beginning at 1 a.m. ET. The New York city location will celebrate its grand opening with Lady Gaga and a feature a different sale each hour for 24 hours. “This is truly a milestone moment for H&M, to have a footprint at the crossroads of the world and own a piece of the NYC skyline with our brand illuminated on top of this impressive building.” says Daniel Kulle, U.S. President for H&M. “With over 7,000 square feet of LED screens, and a 53 foot glitter wall in this ground-breaking location, we knew we had to partner with a star who shines as bright as the store.”
All other stores will begin selling the collection at 8 AM. The final countdown has officially begun, and fashionistas globally are preparing to gather outside of H&M stores. However, for those who want to opt-out of the madness, on a cold day in NYC, the collection will go on sale online at noon ET. Back in 2011, Versace for H&M crashed its UK site, so we are looking forward to seeing if the retailer has prepared for the surge of traffic.
Isabel Marant is a Paris native and launched her first collection in 1994. Her luxury label has expanded globally with 11 shops in Europe, Asia and the United States.
by: Malikah Kelly
October 21, 2013 § Leave a Comment
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Fall not only marks a change in the weather and welcomes fall fashions. It also means the return of pumpkin-spiced everything. Many coffee shops like Dunkin Donuts and Starbucks see great success from their seasonal beverages, but this year, there have been reports that many of these pumpkin-flavored drinks actually don’t contain any pumpkin at all. The UK’s Daily Mail reported that Starbucks’ pumpkin spice latte doesn’t contain any pumpkin, just pumpkin pie flavored syrup and a combination of cinnamon, nutmeg and clove. This may be a little upsetting, but here are a few other autumn-themed beverages for you to try.
Spiced Apple Cider
1 gallon fresh apple cider
10 cinnamon sticks
5 anise pods
3 teaspoons whole cloves
1 cup extra dark rum (optional)
Orange slices for garnish
Pour the cider into a large pot and simmer with the spices for 10-15 minutes. If you want, tie the spices up in cheesecloth for easy removal later – or just let people deal with cloves in their drinks. Add the rum at the end. Garnish with a slice of orange.
Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
Prep time: 10 minutes
• 1 15-ounce can pumpkin (chilled)
• 1 12-ounce can evaporated milk (chilled)
• 8 ounces vanilla yogurt
• 1/4 cup sugar
• 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
• Whipped cream, to taste (optional)
1. Combine pumpkin, milk, yogurt, sugar and spice in a blender; cover.
2. Blend until mixture is smooth.
3. Pour into glasses; top with whipped cream (if desired) and an additional sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice. Serves four.
Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate
For a twist on standard hot chocolate, you can add in other flavors like peanut butter. This recipe from Food.com takes a few hours to cook, but once it’s ready, you’ll have a rich, warm beverage to share with the household, office or party.
Prep time: 10 minutes, Cook time: 1-4 hours
• 1 cup powder chocolate milk mix or powder cocoa mix
• 8 cups hot water
• 3/4 cup chocolate syrup
• 1/4 cup peanut butter
• 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1. Pour cocoa mix in a 3-4 quart slow cooker.
2. Carefully stir in hot water.
3. Stir in chocolate syrup.
4. Cover and cook on low heat for 3-4 hours or on high for 90 minutes to 2 hours.
5. Whisk in peanut butter and vanilla until smooth.
6. Ladle cocoa into mugs. Serves nine.
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November 14, 2012 § Leave a Comment
The Università di Bologna (University of Bologna) in Italy has a centuries-long tradition of scholarship. The school is said to have been formed in 1088. At first, its scholars taught rhetoric, logic, and grammar, but in 1158, the Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire declared the university to be a place of independent research. In subsequent centuries, the university added studies in arithmetic, astronomy, Greek, and Hebrew. Experimental science appeared in the curriculum in the 1500s, followed by the study of medicine in the 1600s and 1700s.
As the modern Italian state became unified in the 1900s, the University of Bologna assumed a central place in world culture. After the two World Wars, the university shifted its focus to a European system of education.
Today, the University of Bologna offers programs in the arts, the humanities, economics, law, engineering, and psychology, among others. It also provides courses in Italian for international students.
About the Author
Malikah Kelly is a recent graduate. She obtained a Master of Business Administration in Design, Fashion, and Luxury Goods from the Università di Bologna.
September 25, 2012 § Leave a Comment
Located in Bologna, Italy, the Alma Graduate School has earned renown as one of Europe’s leading schools of management. Since its inception in 2001, the institution has educated students pursuing graduate degrees in communication, technology, and management. The school offers a variety of unique programs, including full- and part-time MBA programs that cater to professionals and executives as well as international students. Alma Graduate School takes an interdisciplinary approach and instills in its students the value of solid decision-making skills. Furthermore, the school encourages students to embrace an international orientation, making them dynamic candidates in their fields.
Situated just outside of Bologna’s city center, the Alma Graduate School is housed in the Villa Guastavillani, which dates from the late 1500s. The restored villa now features 4,000 square meters of state-of-the-art classrooms, laboratories, and technology.
About the author: A recent graduate of the Alma Graduate School, Malikah Kelly earned her masters of business administration in design, fashion, and luxury goods. Today, Malikah Kelly serves as the business manager of NEIMASITAWI Luxury Boutique Fashion.
December 23, 2011 § Leave a Comment
Steps for a Successful Social Media Strategy by Malikah Kelly
As a recent graduate of an international Master of Business Administration program, I have confidence in my contemporary marketing education. It is in any emerging business’s best interest to examine the marketing opportunities that social media offers.
The first step is to analyze the audience. This allows a social media director to create the type of content that will immediately grab attention through a relatable “voice,” one that fits the age group, education level, and interests of a target demographic and establishes the company as an authority.
The next step is to decide on one of three specific goals: awareness, loyalty, or sales. Developing one of these specific obectives will eventually lead to increases in the others.
The final step is to measure and monitor. Loyalty can be measured through increased numbers of engagements and instances of influence. EdgeRank Checker and Klout are tools that provide this information. Awareness can be monitored through subscriptions, shares, and likes. Sales are measurable with click rates and similar procedures.
Malikah Kelly received her MBA at the University of Bologna, Italy. Her work with Neima Sitawi Luxury Boutique Fashion provided her with extensive business management experience.