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JON BELLION RELEASES NEW ALBUM

Glory Sound Prep illuminates the vast scope of Bellion’s genre-defying musical and lyrical vision. He threads together pop, R&B, hip-hop, alternative, and rock over the course of the ten-track trip, welcoming listeners into his world with open arms. Having initially built his remarkable fan base by self-releasing mixtapes recorded in his parents’ basement, Bellion continues this tradition on his sophomore album by writing and producing the entirety of the project on his own. To give fans an inside look at his writing process, he shared a clip on Instagram which shows the creation of his latest single, Stupid Deep — watch it HERE.

Adding another dimension to the music, he unveiled an animated visual clip to accompany each song on the record introduced by JTConversations with my Wife, and Stupid Deep. The latter cracked 2 million combined streams in under week. To date, total streams for the new music eclipses 8 million. Check out the full track listing below.

Bellion got his start with a series of mixtapes featuring his original songs all recorded in his parents’ basement. He built a remarkable following by sharing his music directly with listeners, giving away more than 200,000 free downloads of 2014’s The Definition and playing live for fans on two sold-out national tours. Also, a sought-after collaborator, Bellion co-wrote and produced Trumpets for Jason Derulo and co-wrote the GRAMMY Award winning, 10x-Platinum hit The Monster for Eminem and Rihanna. He co-wrote and co-produced Christina Aguilera’s recent single, Fall in Line featuring Demi Lovato. Glory Sound Prep follows up the artist’s RIAA Gold-certified 2016 debut album, The Human Condition, which has sold more than 1.5 million adjusted albums and amassed upwards of 1.7 billion cumulative streams. All Time Low, the lead single, was a Top 10 hit at Top 40 radio and is now certified 3x Platinum.

Check out his instagrams HERE

Paris FW x Haute Couture

During Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture, on Tuesday, July 3,

Maison des Centraliens has hosted three young designers with their Fall- Winter Collections 2018-2019:

 

ABE by Ariane Chaumeil Jewelry  “Miroir”

There is magic and mystery in a mirror : the reflexion of who looks into it is real, but reversed.  Since we gaze at ourselves, all fantasies become possible and brings us back to face each other, and to what the world has to face. As a two-way mirror, you can see without being seen. Step through and find out with this collection, and the part of your soul using your imagination, whether it is dark or whether radiant…

The fall winter collection of the ABE by Ariane Chaumeil house, whose crafting remains done with the blowtorch glass, becomes richer with a new proposition: the metal paste making. Sculpted and cast, the metal paste is modelled, sanded, fired at high temperature, brushed and rubbed with a burnisher and polished several times in order to get pieces of golden and white bronze, and of pure copper, with a shiny, ancient rendering.

 

A couture collection by  designer Armine Ohanyan

A couture collection made in France, entirely handmade, intimately inspired by nature, showing the natural elements in all their forms. Ice, crystallization, rain, wind, dew and roots. Crystallized in these surroundings, the Human Being becomes Nature. The Nature is everlasting, nothing can stop it. It is the true beauty, perfection. For depicting this cycle of evolution, Armine Ohanyan uses the new technologies such as 3D printing or materials crafting, which play an important role in her creation process. Her art investigations never end, like the movement that she shows in its different forms and their ranges of colours and materials. Her creations are futuristic, modern, with a wide beauty touch.

 

Baroqco Jewelry

Designers Imelda and Eduardo aka Baroqco are citizens of the world . Their roots are from Dutch Chinese Indonesian and Portuguese descent, and this diversity is what provides foundation that leads to the inspiration and creation. BaroQco comes from Baroque, an era of change from simplicity to lively and exuberant detail. BaroQco stands alone with its unique grandeur and ability to surprise and to achieve a sense of awe. Imelda and Eduardo started to create jewelry as they were looking for a tiara or crown for their wedding day. At that time there were not a lot of options, so they decided to create their own tiara which lead others to ask whether they could also make necklaces and earrings.

« As we embrace the impressionism, we strive not only for the outer but especially for the inner-beauty. In our creations we want to push boundaries of artistic techniques. And therefore the BaroQco is a book without an End. »

The materials are opal ,gold and Swarovski and all the metalwork are nickel free, the usage of non toxic and – hazardous for plating makes the jewelry more ecofriendly.

 

 

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Winning Loyalty Programs

Research shows increasing your customer retention rate by five percent has the potential to increase your profit by up to 95 percent. With the potential for a payoff like that out there, it’s absolutely imperative to consider as many ways as possible to hold on to your existing customer base. A proven method of accomplishing this is rewarding repeat customers with special offers in an effort to strengthen your relationship with them. Here are a few examples of winning loyalty programs to consider.

Make Points of Purchases
Perhaps the most common loyalty program, point systems entice customers to make a set number of purchases to earn a valuable reward. The key here is to make it easy as possible. Southwest Airlines had one of the simplest point programs ever devised by an airline. For every 10 flights you took with the airline during a calendar year, you got one free. Take 20 you got two, take 30 you got three, 40 got you four and so on. Easy to understand and easy to redeem it was one of the all time great frequent flyer programs. You can follow the airline’s lead for your ebook store. For every 10 books a customer buys in a year, they get one free. The key is simplicity. People got very upset when Southwest switched to a more complicated program.

No Fears of Tiers
As you’re strategizing ideas for how to sell an ebook online, consider instituting a program in which rewards become more valuable as your customers move farther up the food chain. Let 10 purchases get a customer a relatively inexpensive gift, while 30 garners them a better gift and 50 earns an even more valuable one. You can assign level designations as they make more purchases too. Purchasing 10 items within a certain time period qualifies them for “Silver Status”. Buying 30 makes them “Gold” while 50 turns them “Platinum”. Along with gifts can come ever more desirable perks as customers reach the upper tiers. These can include benefits such as chats with authors, sneak previews of new titles and opportunities to purchase new ebooks before they’re published.

It Pays to Play
Subscriptions and memberships are excellent ways to reward loyalty and get customers to make purchases in advance. Plus, they get a feeling of importance because they belong to your site’s VIP group. Wineries have been doing this with wine clubs for years. Similarly, the Amazon Prime strategy rewards users with fee two-day shipping; free streaming videos and a host of other benefits non-members don’t get. Remarkably, providing Prime benefits costs Amazon more than it makes in fees for them, but it serves as a loss leader. The company loses money on Prime memberships, but more than makes up on the purchases its Prime members make.

A Coalition of the Willing
By partnering with other merchants, you can allow your customers to earn discounts on other products and vice versa. This gives them the ability to turn their book purchases into currency on sites offering other things in which they have interests. Getting to know your clientele will serve you well as you determine what partnerships will be most beneficial. If your site caters primarily to a female shopper, then teaming with other sites offering products in which women are most likely to have an interest can be quite successful. The key is building a willing coalition of partners to which your customer base can relate.

These are the four examples of winning loyalty programs are the most common you’ll find. Of course, there are a number of ways within each category to incorporate your own nuances. This will make it uniquely your own and ideally make participating even more attractive to your ideal customer.

VP PLAZA ESPAÑA DESIGN 5

Architecture firm b720 designed the modernistic, metallic façade of the hotel, located in the city’s historic center.

Created by Catalan artist Pere Gifre, who is known for his water-inspired sculptures, the hotel’s piece de resistance is an 80 ft. metal fiberglass waterfall sculpture that tumbles from the glass bottom of the 12th floor swimming pool to the ground floor.

VP Plaza España Design’s hallways take on more of an art gallery feel (uplighting and all), with gold leaf whimsical sculptures by Nacho Zubelu flanking the wall opposite the elevators.

Spanish interior design firm Studio Gronda designed the hotel’s 12th floor Gingko Sky Bar, which is framed by laser-cut, engraved metal sheets that represent the ginkgo leaf, while the inside recreates a wooded forest with corrugated wood panels that rely on lighting effects to create a natural ambiance. A ceiling facetted with mirrors, where the reflections of Plaza de España’s verdant setting mix with the Sky Bar, multiplies the sensation of airiness.

The hotel’s reception areas were designed by Spanish interior design firm Cuarto Interior, and feature a 20 ft. glass curtains, materials such as natural stone from India and bronze, complimented by colorful works of art by Jan Hendrix.

VP Plaza España Design’s 214 rooms are characterized by their large size, views and comfort – all are soundproofed and have double doors. Spanish firm Cuarto Interior interprets chiaroscuro through the use with the natural woods and partitioned ceilings. The rooms contain signed works of art by contemporary artists including Dario Urzay and Fernando Palacios.

to learn more about the VP Plaza España go to: Plaza España Website

Chamilia Stud Earring Program

This season, Chamilia, a Swarovski Company, announced the introduction of an expanded stud earring program with 14 new styles that complement motifs in several of the brand’s collections. The entire Chamilia line is made from sterling silver or 14 karat gold and features genuine Swarovski Crystals and Swarovski Zirconia. The brand follows strict Swarovski Group guidelines for quality and aesthetic standards.

“We’re here to help a woman tell a story that’s hers alone through her jewelry,” said Kristin Coaker, Head of Merchandising and Brand Communicationsfor Chamilia. “Stud earrings are an area of expansion right now due to increased demand in the category. We are seeing constellation piercings, in particular, as a growing trend. Chamilia stud earrings are collectible, affordable, and last a lifetime. The classic motifs in this collection are truly timeless, as are the materials the earrings are crafted in.”

Pricing for the new earrings from Chamilia ranges from MSRP $30 U.S. to $65 U.S. New earrings in the Collection include:

Chamilia Quatrefoil Stud Earrings—Bright Sterling Silver (MSRP $35 U.S.).

Chamilia Paisley Stud Earrings—Sterling Silver (MSRP $35 U.S.).

Chamilia Paisley Pavé Stud Earrings, White—Bright Sterling Silver and Swarovski Pure Brilliance Zirconia (MSRP $45 U.S.).

Chamilia Arrow Stud Earrings—Bright Sterling Silver (MSRP $35 U.S.).

Chamilia Crown Stud Earrings—Bright Sterling Silver (MSRP $35 U.S.).

Chamilia Crown Hearts Stud Earrings—Bright Sterling Silver (MSRP $40 U.S.).

Chamilia Cross Stud Earrings—Bright Sterling Silver (MSRP $35 U.S.).

Chamilia Sparkling Shell Stud Earrings—Sterling Silver and Frosty Mint Swarovski Pure Brilliance Zirconia (MSRP $45 U.S.).

Chamilia Floral Stud Earrings—Sterling Silver and Swarovski Pure Brilliance Zirconia (MSRP $40 U.S.).

Chamilia Bow Stud Earrings—Sterling Silver and Swarovski Pure Brilliance Zirconia (MSRP $65 U.S.).

Chamilia 5MM Tiara Stud Earrings—Sterling Silver and Fancy Purple, Fancy Blue or Swarovski Pure Brilliance Zirconia (MSRP $50 U.S.).

Chamilia Paisley Pavé Stud Earrings, Rainbow—Sterling Silver and Multicolor Swarovski Pure Brilliance Zirconia (MSRP $60 U.S.).

The new stud earrings from Chamilia will be available at retail on September 4, 2018, and will be sold at select Chamilia retail partners worldwide and on the Chamilia website. For more information about Chamilia, go to www.chamilia.com.

About Chamilia

Based in Cranston, RI, Chamilia is an American company that was established in 2002. Since its purchase in 2013, it has been a member of Swarovski, a world leader in quality and innovation. Each of the more than 400 exclusive charms and wide selection of fine jewelry available from the brand are made from .925 sterling silver or 14 karat gold and feature genuine Swarovski Crystals or Zirconia, or Italian Murano Glass. The brand follows strict Swarovski guidelines for quality and aesthetic excellence. For more information, please go to www.chamilia.com.

About Swarovski

Swarovski delivers a diverse product portfolio of unmatched quality, craftsmanship and creativity. Founded in 1895 in Austria, Swarovski Crystal Business designs, manufactures and markets crystals, natural and created gemstones, finished products such as jewelry, accessories and lighting. The company’s film division, Swarovski Entertainment, produces artistically accomplished feature films with global box-office appeal. The Swarovski Foundation was set up to honor the philanthropic spirit of the company by supporting creativity and culture, promoting wellbeing and conserving natural resources. Now run by the fifth generation of family members, Swarovski Crystal Business has a global reach, with over 2,350 stores in about 170 countries and more than 25,000 employees, www.swarovskigroup.com.

CAYE x PINK TREE

Boston-raised, LA-based rapper, producer and singer-songwriter Caye reveals track Pink Tree via DuJour. The track was written by Caye with co-writer DAWGUS, who also produced the track, and is off of his debut album Pink Tree Paradise due out June 1st via Big Picnic Records and available for pre-save on Spotify HERE today. Click HERE to listen!
Pink Tree comes on the heels of the release of Caye’s current single Easy featuring Wiz Khalifa which recently premiered on Complex and is quickly gaining traction at radio.
Born and raised in Boston, Caye is a talented multi-instrumentalist, rapper, singer-songwriter and producer. He has combined a multitude of genres, from jazz to hip-hop and everything in between, with his skills on the drums, steel pan and piano, which has set the stage for the essence of his music: smooth verses and seductive production.

JLO × LE VIAN COUTURE

Jennifer Lopez Dazzles in Le Vian Couture® Earrings On the COVER of April 2018 Harper’s Bazaar

Le Vian, the iconic fine jewelry company known for creating unique styles as well as breathtaking red carpet designs, was chosen by Harper’s Bazaar magazine to be the only jeweler featured on the cover of its April 2018 spring issue, worn by cover model and superstar Jennifer Lopez.  The cover features a close up of Jennifer Lopez wearing an Oscar de la Renta pink tulle gown, her hair up in her signature high ponytail to reveal Le Vian Couture® 18k Vanilla Gold® drop earring featuring nearly 8 carats of sparkling Vanilla Diamonds® valued at $40,000.  “Le Vian is worn on the red carpet over 400 times a year by A-List celebrities despite our policy of never paying or gifting celebrities to wear our jewelry,” said Eddie LeVian, designer and CEO.  “JLo is one of Le Vian’s biggest fans, having worn Le Vian jewelry on the red carpet more often than any other A-lister,” Le Vian added.

About Le Vian
Le Vian’s historic journey in fine jewelry is legendary and spans centuries from ancient royalty to today’s red carpet. As one of America’s favorite fine jewelry brands, Le Vian is leading the fine jewelry industry on a path to trendsetting fashion couture stardom with its innovative designs and introductions of deliciously flavored exotic gemstones and diamonds.

Le Vian is a privately held family business driven by its heritage of the guardianship of the royal jewels in 1746 which has resulted in the LeVian family’s deep passion for finding the world’s most beautiful gems, including its exclusive Chocolate Diamonds®, recognized in over 100 countries.  Le Vian is committed to giving back, donating 10% of its profits to charities. Le Vian is a certified member of the Responsible Jewelry Council, dedicated to being a socially and ethically responsible company with third party audits of its supply chain.

Le Vian fine jewelry collections are sold in a network of authorized stores in the US, Canada, Caribbean and the UK. Le Vian also creates thousands of original one of a kind and small limited-edition artistic piece which are sold at thousands of one day Le Vian shows and Pop Up Shops at its authorized retailers.  Every registered Le Vian is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity and registration guaranteeing repair or replacement for the life of the registered owner and allows the trade up of a design for the full price paid at one of its shows.

For more information see www.levian.com.

SOURCE Le Vian Corp.

GLASHÜTTE ORIGINAL × GOLDEN BALANCE

Golden Balance award goes to Senator Excellence Panorama

Date Glashütte Original captures three of the coveted 2018 readers’ choice awards

Gold is the goal, and not just in sports: Glashütte Original booked a clear victory on February 15th in this year’s competition for the favour of the public. At the Golden Balance awards ceremony the Senator Excellence Panorama Date took first place in the category for watches priced at up to 10,000 Euros. The Senator Excellence Perpetual Calendar picked up 2nd place in the over 25,000 Euro class, and with a 3rd place finish for the Senator Chronograph Panorama Date (category: up to 25,000 Euros) the German watchmaker completed its triple-win, taking a first, second and third spot on the podium – all in a single evening.

A prize from connoisseurs, for connoisseurs

Peter Leuschner, Glashütte Original’s brand manager for Germany, proudly accepted the awards at the festive ceremony held at the Monacensia Library in Munich. This year’s 20th edition of the Golden Balance saw the brand extend its successful run once again: for the fourth year in a row now, Glashütte Original was delighted to win a first place. As in previous years, the readers of FOCUS, FOCUS Online and UHREN-MAGAZIN were invited to choose their favourite watches in five price categories. A total of 15,269 participants took advantage of the opportunity to vote during the period from December 18th to January 15th.

Gold for Excellence

With their votes for the Senator Excellence Panorama Date, connoisseurs chose a watch that sets the highest standards in terms of precision, running time, stability and beauty. Their favourite appears in a 40 mm diameter stainless steel case. A domed sapphire crystal ensures a clear view of the silver-grained dial and its laser-engraved, galvanic black indexes, minute numerals and railroad minute ring. Blued steel pear-shaped hands and a filigreed seconds hand make checking the time a pleasure. And a black Louisiana alligator leather strap guarantees elegant comfort for the wearer.

In the heart of the watch, the manufactory made Calibre 36, which features a 100-hour power reserve, ensures unshakable precision. And proof of its quality is made perfectly clear: every watch is thoroughly tested in the manufactory for a period of 24 days. An individual certificate confirms the excellence of its test results.

OLYMPICS x LIVE STREAM

The Winter Olympics in South Korea may be 14 time zones removed from the Eastern Time Zone of the US — but 43% of Americans say they plan to watch NBC’s live streaming content during the Games, with only 48% saying they did not have such plans.

A big chunk of the country — 63% — say they will watch at least some coverage of the Games, which begin Friday, February 8.  That is double those who said “no” (31%) to watching any coverage.

“That is a healthy number of people turning to devices other than television,” noted Rick Gentile, director of the poll, which is sponsored by the Sharkey Institute.   “You might call this the breakthrough year for streaming coverage making a big impact.”

EDEN RELEASES ALBUM

Dublin-based vocalist-producer and multi-instrumentalist EDENborn Jonathon Ng, releases his debut album, vertigo, today via all digital providers. An exclusive T-shirt is available for purchase along with a digital album bundle for one week only beginning today here: https://shop.iameden.eu/.
EDEN also premieres the video for the song “float” today.  “Walking the line between stirring beats and subdued lyrics, “float is a literal medley of earnest emotion and ingenuity,” saysLadygunn.
Shot in Ukraine, the “float” video completes the trilogy directed by Zhang + Knight, who also lensed EDEN’s videos for gold and crash.” Watch it HERE.
On March 1st, EDEN kicks off the North American leg of his headlining vertigo world tour. The 21-year-old musician sold out several shows almost immediately and added additional dates and upgraded venue sizes in over ten cities due to high demand. Fourteen shows, including two nights at Irving Plaza in New York City and one night at The Fonda in Los Angeles, are sold out. Tickets for the remaining shows are on sale now at http://iameden.eu/tour. All dates can be found below.
Several tracks from vertigo have been released, including “gold,” which flew to No. 10 on Spotify’s Global Viral Chart upon release and has over four million Spotify streams to date, as does “crash.”
Pigeons & Planes declared that “‘gold’ showcases [his] songwriting skills and forward-thinking arrangement choices, and it’s an exciting look at an artist poised for a breakthrough year … EDEN is set to have a big 2018.” “gold” followed “start//end,” which Billboard called,striking … a nostalgically cast reflection on youth and all-too-relatable feelings of desperation and hope – there’s a secret depth to [EDEN’s] sound.”
V Magazine declares, “both (EDEN’s) music and his persona seem reflective of his overall goal on his upcoming debut album – to make something grand and magical out of something that seems much smaller… Given the captivating and utterly intriguing output he’s given us so far, the task should be easily doable.”
On his 2016 breakthrough EP i think you think too much of me, EDEN struck a rare balance of ingenuity and intuition with its guitar-heavy take on electronic pop. With vertigo, he takes an even more instinct-driven approach to his music, a process he perceives as a form of exploration. “Even when I’m writing, I don’t feel like I’m actually creating anything,” he says. “It’s more like I’m uncovering something that’s already there. Like how an archaeologist doesn’t create a fossil – they’re just finding it and uncovering it, and maybe rearranging it if it’s broken. Releasing this body of work is terrifying and exciting and overwhelming for me. A lot of it is so personal. This album is not a coming-of-age story, but it caused one.”
Racking up over 90 million streams on Spotify to date, i think you think too much of me EP hit No. 1 on the iTunes Alternative Chart, and No. 2 on Billboard‘s Heatseeker chart. From the bedroom of his childhood home, Ng initially began to cultivate a large online following and made his EP debut with End Credits in August 2015. Despite making no effort to promote it, he soon found the work gaining major attention – ultimately amassing more than 145 million streams combined across his two EPs. EDEN’s first U.S. tour sold out immediately and he spent that summer performing at major U.S. music festivals including Governors Ball, Bonnaroo and Firefly.  He also performed at the Reading and Leeds festivals in the UK and Fuji Rock in Japan.
TOUR DATES:
03/01   Houston, TX                White Oak Music
03/02   Austin, TX                    Scoot Inn (sold out)
03/03   Dallas TX                     Trees (sold out)
03/06   Phoenix AZ                  The Crescent Ballroom (sold out)
03/07   San Diego, CA              House of Blues
03/09   Santa Ana, CA             The Observatory
03/10   Los Angeles CA            The Fonda Theatre (sold out)
03/13   San Francisco, CA        Regency Ballroom
03/15   Portland OR                Hawthorne Theater (sold out)
03/16   Seattle, WA                 Showbox SoDo
03/19   Salt Lake City, UT        Grand at The Complex
03/20   Englewood, CO           Gothic Theatre (sold out)
03/22   Minneapolis MN         The Cedar (sold out)
03/23   Milwaukee, WI            The Rave II
03/24   Chicago IL                    House of Blues (sold out)
03/26   Detroit, MI                  Saint Andrews Hall
03/28   Toronto ON                 Danforth Music Hall (sold out)
03/29   Montreal, QC              Corona Theatre
04/02   Boston, MA                 House of Blues
04/04   New York NY               Irving Plaza (sold out)
04/05   New York NY               Irving Plaza (sold out)
04/06   Philadelphia, PA          Union Transfer
04/07   Washington, DC          9:30 Club
04/10   Pittsburgh PA              The Club @ Stage AE (sold out)
04/11   Columbus, OH             Newport Music Hall
04/12   Nashville TN                Mercy Lounge (sold out)
04/14   Atlanta GA                   Variety Playhouse (sold out)