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REMARKS BY ROLLS-ROYCE CEO TORSTEN MÜLLER-ÖTVÖS

The following below is spoken from Rolls-Royce’s CEO himself Torsten Müller-Ötvös.

 

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Welcome to the House of Rolls-Royce here in Geneva!

Each year we come to Geneva to update you about our business and to share with you some truly special examples of our wonderful products.

And this year is no exception.

As the world’s pinnacle luxury brand, celebrating our 115th anniversary this year, we take great pride in these beautiful and precious items, lovingly handcrafted by the nearly 2000 people who work at the Home of Rolls-Royce at Goodwood.

This celebrated facility in West Sussex, is acknowledged as a global centre of luxury manufacturing excellence. It lies at the very heart of the Rolls-Royce success story.

Our Home is a very unique place – a creative oasis where we are constantly guided by the vision of our founding fathers, Charles Rolls and Henry Royce to “Strive for perfection in everything you do”.

Since 2003 every Rolls-Royce in the world has been created here.

Ladies and Gentlemen, at Rolls-Royce, our clients are our life-blood. They are our heroes and our friends and we are obsessively focused on providing for their needs and desires. For them, being within the warm embrace of the Rolls-Royce family is an unbelievable experience, like no other. And they are deeply appreciative of our hyper-centric attention to the smallest of details.

The Home of Rolls-Royce at Goodwood has become a must-visit destination for large numbers of our valued clients.

They come from around the world to specify their Rolls-Royces and to meet our designers, engineers and bespoke craftspeople.

Many return later to view their creation being built in our factory or to take delivery of their Rolls-Royce in our fully bespoke Customer Suite.

So, from Goodwood to Geneva, this year, we have brought some of the best examples of products for you view and to enjoy. They are all truly lovely!

We have our complete product offering on our stand today, led by the world’s most exclusive luxury product the Rolls-Royce Phantom, described by many of you in the media and by our customers as “the Best Car in the World”.

Phantom is at the core of our company’s success. It is a global expression of ultimate achievement and I am pleased to report that more and more of our younger customers are experiencing our Phantom short-wheelbase as a self-driver’s car.

Phantom is flanked by Ghost, now in its 10th year of production and still in strong demand around the world. Ghost is a global favorite among our powerful, entrepreneurial clients.

Then, we have brought from Goodwood examples of our two highly contemporary, seductive coupe models.

Wraith – here in its Black Badge guise – is the ultimate powerful and agile Grand Tourer. Edgy and menacing, Wraith appeals to our young clients who are trendsetting, cosmopolitan citizens of the world.

And then, Dawn, our truly beautiful sexy and seductive drophead coupe. Dawn is much loved by our more social, fun-loving customers who crave the sensual pleasure of open-air travel.

Finally, to complete our product line-up we are joined this year by our hugely successful Rolls-Royce Cullinan, our first SUV.

Cullinan was launched to great global acclaim last year and has received effusive headlines in the media and an enthusiastic welcome from our customers.

I am delighted to tell you that our forward orders for Cullinan stretch into the fourth quarter of this year.

We are in full production at our Goodwood factory and continue to make substantial investments, including the employment of an additional 200 associates, in order to meet this very pleasing customer demand.

I can confidently say today that Rolls-Royce is set on a continuous and successful growth trajectory.

And speaking of success, it is with great pride that I can tell you that 2018 was another exceptional year for Rolls-Royce.

We set an historic business record, achieving our highest annual sales in our marque’s 115-year history.

We delivered 4,107 cars to customers in over 50 countries around the world and in doing so achieved year-on-year sales growth in all regions. The Americas remained our largest market.

But at Rolls-Royce it’s not all about volume.

Our unique and successful business model focuses on preserving the rarity of our products, which is a key demand of our customers, while at the same time achieving record levels of profitability.

This, we believe, is the real hallmark of how a true luxury brand should be managed.

In this regard I am happy to report that the Rolls-Royce business generates pleasing profits and we continue to contribute to the bottom line of our shareholder, the BMW Group.

Ladies and Gentlemen, please take a close look at and enjoy all the fine Rolls-Royces on our stand. Each one contains unique and beautiful examples of our world- renowned Bespoke offerings.

No other manufacturer of luxury goods can equal customer personalization to this level.

Indeed, today more than ever, it is globally recognized that “Bespoke IS Rolls-Royce”.

To more fully understand our Bespoke offering, please do take a particularly close look at this beautiful Phantom Tranquillity.

Created for those who conceive and achieve the impossible, Tranquillity is an expression of Phantom’s standing as the rarest and most desired object in the luxury world.

The Tranquillity Collection is strictly limited to just 25 examples worldwide and I am pleased to tell you that they have already all been purchased by discerning Rolls- Royce collectors.

Look into the car and see the tasteful integration of wafer thin shavings of the Muonionalusta meteor that fell to earth in Sweden over a hundred years ago.

And enjoy the highly reflective stainless steel, 24 carat gold plating and space grade aluminium elements in the car.

This, ladies and gentlemen, is the contemporary Rolls-Royce of today – a 115 year old brand, completely relevant in the present and moving purposefully into the future. A vibrant, successful and sustainable business, providing the most discerning people in the world with the rarest and very best luxury products and service on Earth.

As for the future: well, as you can imagine, we are not standing still!

We are imagineering and already engineering an exciting future for Rolls-Royce. A future that will be fully electric, digital and technologically innovative while never overlooking our commitment to the custodianship of the great Rolls-Royce brand.

This is what our customers and the world expects of us and rest assured, this is what we will deliver.

But for now, thank you for listening and I invite you to join me and my colleagues on the stand for a closer look at our lovely cars.

Thank you.

TYLER JACOB Q×A

When did you realize that you wanted to be an artist/fashionista?

All my life I’ve had an attraction to doing things in a different way. I never wanted to look like someone else, never wanted to share my fashion secrets or my music because I had attached so much emotion in creating whatever piece it was or if were music it would never just be a song, for me. I was never like my friends and for a while that was a struggle for me internally. Sometimes I would even sacrifice my own desires to wear certain pieces in order to skip out on the ‘reading’ sessions. That still didn’t stop me from trying it sometimes though, I remember I would go to the nearest arts and crafts store which for me was ‘Michaels’ (laughs) and would go crazy getting little things to add to my clothes to make them different but then I would also go to Sam Ash, the Virgin Music Store, Guitar Center and I would feel like I was in heaven. No matter what, fashion and music have always been my life. Like I could sit in these stores for the rest of my life and be okay. That’s how much I loved creating and these stores gave me all the tools I needed.

I have always been a magnet to everything that dealt with the arts. But my biggest passion was singing and even though I’ve been singing since the age of 5, I didn’t know that I wanted to pursue being a singer until my 9th grade year in high school. This is why after graduating I ran straight to NYC all by lonesome (giggles) to pursue music. I was way to young to be running off to the Big Apple as a teen with a part time job at the GAP, making minimum wage. New York City was a monster and I’m not going to lie it almost ate me alive. But only after 6 months of being there, thankfully, so many doors opened for me and it was an amazing feeling to be carefree and pursue music with no walls or barriers. NYC was giving me all the life and opportunities needed in order to grind and continue to grind even when I had not a dollar to my name and had to sing on the train with my friends for food. That part never made me feel sad because I never knew how ‘low’ I was because I never had LOW thoughts, I knew that where I was, was temporary and only for the sole purpose of learning the lessons needed to be successful and to grow and to evolve. Crazy thing is I never felt bad for it, it felt so good to grind for my money while doing what I love. I looked at singing on the trains as my stage per say for that chapter in my life. Today, I have experienced so many different things which I won’t even dive into but it has given me a different appreciation for life.

As of late, I am in the studio recording my album and will be performing in Manhattan, Monday, February at 7PM
Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 1.

What inspired your new album?

I had a full album done and ready to go and visuals that my fiancé (Michael Mann) had helped me out with for my release but after the tragedy that happened I no longer connected to the old music. I have so much more to say and so much pinned up aggression that I knew my only healthy escape would be to express it on my debut album. Which will be entitled, Steven my birth name.

It symbolizes me going back to my roots to find myself again.

How’s life after losing a loved one?

Life after losing a loved one has been very up and down for me. As of recent, I’ve drowned myself in work because I know that is where I’m safest right now. When you know yourself and you want better you keep yourself away from danger. Right now dead time is danger for me so I’m always moving. My heart is in constant pain but I’m learning to live with it. It is a battle I have yet to conquer but I know with time I’ll be fine.

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AJAY HOLBROOK

Ajay Holbrook, formally known as Ambreia Janee Holbrook, is a 21yro from Houston whom has been medically transitioning from female to male over the last 4 years.

Three years ago, he began bodybuilding. Since he’s recognized his newfound passion and love for this sport, he is dead bent on tackling one of the biggest titles,

“‘Mr. Olympia’ … this is especially a challenge because of who I am but I’m not letting anything stop me from reaching my goals. I insanely train and keep my body in top condition at all times. Recently, I packed up everything I owned to move to Los Angeles to pursue my careers in bodybuilding, dancing, modeling and music production. It has been one of the toughest decisions I’ve ever had to make but also becoming one of the most rewarding.”

Dozens of challenges are constantly thrown Ajay’s way and he’s always having to overcome them. Many of which tie into his identity. “I don’t let them entertain me back… I’ve gone viral due to a Men’s Health and Generation Iron publication… And, [I] had so much support, but also a lot of backlash from the bodybuilding community in particular,” asserts Ajay.

Eager to prove naysayers wrong, Ajay has been eating healthy, training and is ready to tread on that stage very soon. “They may have thought they witnessed the last of me, but this is ONLY the beginning!!!”

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MADISON BEER × OFFSET

Independent pop singer-songwriter Madison Beer has released her brand new single “Hurts Like Hell” featuring Offset today.

Co-written by Charli XCX and Madison, featuring Migos’ Offset, “Hurts Like Hell’’provides fans a glimpse of what’s to come from Beer’s debut album due for release in 2019.

On the new single Madison explains, “The song’s production feels really new to me — it’s got a vibe in the beat like I haven’t heard before. I love Charli XCX, so getting to work with her was really inspiring. Offset felt like the perfect fit for the track. He’s one of the most talented, professional, down to Earth artists I’ve ever worked with, and his verse absolutely kills it.”

“Hurts Like Hell” comes hot on the heels of the success of Madison’s previous single “Home With You”, which made music history when it peaked within the Top 20 of US Top 40 radio chart, making Beer the first independent female solo artist to ever do so.

Madison Beer is an independent artist breaking in a major way. Her debut EP, “As She Pleases” (which spawned “Home With You”, “Say It To My Face” and “Dead”), has notched up over 400 million combined streams since its release in February. Her Spring/ Summer 2018 headline worldwide tour sold out within minutes of going on sale, while her first ever festival performance at Lollapalooza over the summer was lauded by critics.

This year has also seen Madison make her late-night debut on The Late Late Show With James Corden; feature in Billboard’s coveted “21 Under 21” list of top musicians in 2018; guest on David Guetta’s “7”album; perform alongside Liam Gallagher at Milan fashion Week A/W 2018; grace the covers of numerous magazines worldwide (including, most recently, Flaunt magazine); launch her own clothing collection (with leading online womenswear retailer missguided); and be enlisted as the face of a Bulgari fragrance campaign. All in addition performing live to an audience of 80 million viewers at the Riot Games World Championships Event last week in celebration of her feature on K/DA’s debut track “POP/STARS” which has topped iTunes charts in over 16 territories worldwide within 72 hours.

Madison Beer – who has partnered with First Access Entertainment and is distributed through AWAL – is a fully independent artist consistently praised for her trailblazing efforts and her passion for creating music that empowers listeners. Her huge, engaged and ever growing fanbase, (evident from her 2.6 million+ followers on Twitter, and eye-popping 10. 5 million+ on Instagram), regard her as a pioneer of the ‘Girl Boss’ generation.

All eyes are on Madison as fans look to her first full length studio debut, set for release in 2019.

“HURTS LIKE HELL” IS AVAILABLE ACROSS ALL PLATFORMS NOW:

https://madison.lnk.to/HurtsLikeHell

WATCH/SHARE LYRIC VIDEO TO “HURTS LIKE HELL” HERE:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAbJUfAA9l4

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MICHAEL LETTERLOUGH JR.

Michael Letterlough Jr. is an Award-winning fashion, commercial and portrait photographer whose work has been seen and published in national and international magazines such as Forbes, Vogue Italia, GQ, Vibe, EuroMoney, Ebony/Jet and Essence to name a few; as well as international selling CD and book covers, national ad campaigns, top modeling agencies, and countless celebrities – including Janet Jackson, Kevin Hart, supermodels Beverly Johnson and Janice Dickinson, and Hip-Hop mogul, Russell Simmons.

However, it’s the work Michael has created with such companies as American Express, Nike, and the Bravo TV Network, as well as smaller businesses and individual personalities that positions his style of imagery as strong, commercial branding tools. When aligned with businesses – big and small – Michael has the ability to creatively and ingeniously produce photographs that not only perfectly represent their brand, but also command an audience’s attention.

Michael was born and raised in Pennsylvania, and graduated with a degree in Communications/Magazine Journalism from Temple University. After beginning his professional career as an entertainment journalist, he eventually discovered his passion for photography and developed much of his photography career living in New York City. Michael currently lives in Los Angeles, California.

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JERRIS MADISON

Jerris Madison is a Los Angeles-based noted Fashion Photographer who is also the Publisher and Editor-In-Chief at OBVIOUS Magazine. OBVIOUS Magazine is one of the most influential magazines with a global reach of 4 million each month via social media and obviousmag.com.
Among his clients are Kevin Hart, Essence Magazine and Eva Marcille. Jerris’ most recent work was featured on the Dianne Reeves 2015 Grammy win for Best Jazz Vocals Album.

A Detroit native, Jerris finds his stability through family and friends. Noted for always “living his best life”, this perspective was put to the test in November of 2014 when Jerris lost his right leg to Chondrosarcoma Bone Cancer.

Not one to be slowed down, Jerris views himself as a survivor and continues to play varying roles such as Image Consultant, Social Media Expert, Film/TV Wardrobe Stylist, Motivational Speaker, as well as Photographer. He hopes that his story and experience will lead him to become an author, global philanthropist, potential talk show host, and even docuseries that focuses on his life and the stories of other amputees around the world.

Editor. Fashion Chief. Photographer. Survivor! Jerris Madison, you deserve this ovation!

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DRØME MAGAZINE

DRØME is excited to announce the cover star of the third annual issue of DRØME’s print magazine is actor Ashton Sanders. The issue will become available on Thursday, October 25th, 2018.

Dubbed the “Fantasy” issue, Volume III features cover star and “Moonlight” actor Ashton Sanders, musical wunderkind Billie Eilish, performance artist, poet, and LGBTQ rights activist Alok Vaid-Menon, fashion designer Christian Siriano, ballet dancer Michaela DePrince, and model Salem Mitchell.

DRØME Magazine is a queer positioned media platform dedicated to the representation of alternative voices across an ever-expanding community. By thrusting a diverse representation of young artists and enervators into the mainstream, DRØME Magazine strives to become and embody the alternative voice of a generation.

An in depth interview accompanies each editorial spread — typically conducted by DRØME Co-Creative Director’s Satchel Lee and Gorman – highlighting each artist’s creative journey, subtly exploring their experience with the concept of fantasy.

“Ashton Sanders was an obvious choice for the cover of DRØME’s third print issue. His poise and quiet intensity pull those around him in closer. He follows his gut and makes his fantasies a reality, and does so with grace and a true understanding of who he is and who he strives to be.” – Satchel Lee, DRØME Co- Creative Director

“Through its theme, ‘Fantasy’, DRØME Volume III explores the power of imagination and its ability to transcend our physical realm through creative thought.” – Caroline D’Arcy Gorman, DRØME founder and Co-Creative Director

DRØME Volume III retails for $25 USD and will be available at select retail partners including McNally Jackson, Bluestockings, Casa Magazines, Mulberry Iconic, and Bouwerie Iconic in New York City, Arcana Books on the Arts in Los Angeles, MagCulture in London and via the DRØME website, www.wearedrome.com

Jessie James Decker Talks Weight

BE SURE TO CATCH THIS INTERVIEW AND MORE ON E! NEWS TONIGHT AT 7PM ET/PT!

The “Boots” singer reveals how much weight she gained while pregnant with Forrest and tells how she stays fit while on tour. 

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HUDSON THAMES SHARES NEW SINGLE

Modern renaissance man, singer, songwriter, and The Hounds founder Hudson Thames returns with his brand new single “Last Call” today via Republic Records.

Check out “Last Call” Here: https://HudsonThames.lnk.to/LastCallPR

Produced by Academy® Award-nominated and GRAMMY® Award-winning composer Stephan Moccio [The Weeknd], “Last Call” waltzes from booze-drenched piano and hard-hitting handclaps into a wistfully wild singalong, “So tonight, let’s get high, middle fingers to the sky, we’ll be fine.”

Picture The Stranger-era Billy Joel soundtracking a night out with your closest friends and you’re halfway there…

The song offers the perfect gateway drug if you’re unfamiliar with Thames. It serves as a perfect intro to more music coming soon produced by Moccio.

It’s “Last Call,” so roll up something, pour something, and let Hudson Thames lift you up…

For the past three years, Hudson Thames has been unassumingly angling himself for a major mainstream breakthrough as pop’s wildest character. In 2015, he became a quiet phenomenon with his Lip Tricks EP. Its lead single “How I Want Ya” [feat. Hailee Steinfeld] racked up 23 million Spotify streams, while the Dawin remix eclipsed 20 million. He packed houses on his first national tour as “Our Song” put numbers on the streaming board and he contributed a cut to the Sing Street Soundtrack. In addition, he launched the creative collective The Hounds. He maintained that momentum in 2017 with the banger “LA Models.” Now, he’s inviting everyone to enjoy “Last Call” with him.

SUPERWOMEN × REBECCA MINKOFF PODCAST

Rebecca Minkoff announces Superwomen with Rebecca Minkoff Podcast

Rebecca Minkoff launches Superwomen with RM, a podcast dedicated to celebrating female multidimensionality, and the many women who surround our everyday lives.

As women, we have so many sides to ourselves—Storyteller. Caretaker. Money maker. Activist. Sister. Mom. Leader. From CEOs to chefs, entrepreneurs to instructors, Rebecca Minkoff utilizes the podcast, to speak with a collective of Superwomen who have found success, shaped culture, changed the world, and lifted each other up along the way.

“With the podcast, Superwomen with Rebecca Minkoff, we want to shift the conversation from celebrating individual female heroes to celebrating those that make them heroes every day. Simultaneously, emphasizing female camaraderie in entrepreneurship and in life,” states Rebecca Minkoff, Co-Founder and Creative Director.

Each episode of Superwomen celebrates collective success by exploring how thought leaders, artists, entrepreneurs, and advocates achieved their goals without sacrificing their multidimensionality. In intimate, share-all interviews, Rebecca takes listeners on a journey, but uncovering the many sides of powerful women and learns how they are encouraging the women around them.

The podcast launched on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 with episodes featuring Jill Manoff, EIC of Glossy, Hillary Kerr of Clique Media Group and Eden Grinshpan, Chef/Co-Founder of The Dez. Future guests include but not limited to: Ibtihaj Muhammed, Olympic Medalist; Adrienne Weir, of Mother’s Milk Cooperative; Dawn Ostroff of Spotify; Samantha Barry of Glamour; Sarah Sophie Flicker, Activist; Coco Rocha, Model; Ariane Goldman, Hatch; Anne Fulenwider, Marie Claire; Michelle Lee, Allure; Christene Barberich, Refinery29; Amirah Kassem, Flour Shop, among others.

New podcast episodes will air every week on Tuesday. Rebecca Minkoff will be soliciting questions from Rebecca Minkoff’s consumer and fan base, answering them at the end of each episode.

Social tags include: #RMSuperwomen, #MyRM #IAmMany. Listen to Superwomen with Rebecca Minkoff for free Apple Podcasts or wherever podcasts my be downloaded on any given device.

Link to download and listen:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/superwomen-with-rebecca-minkoff/id1426026971?mt=2 

or via www.RebeccaMinkoff.com at https://www.rebeccaminkoff.com/pages/superwomen