PANDORA Jewelry & The Christmas Spectacular Starring The Radio City Rockettes, Presented By Chase, Announce PANDORA As The Official Jewelry Partner For The Second Consecutive Year PANDORA Jewelry Debuts Two Seasonal Mementos Featuring PANDORA’s Signature Charms: ‘Radio City Music Hall Charm and Ceramic Box’ and ‘2018 Exclusive Holiday Charm and Ornament Gift Set,’ Inspired By The Glamour Of The Radio City Rockettes
PANDORA Jewelry and The Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes, presented by Chase, have announced that for the second consecutive year, PANDORA will be the Official Jewelry Partner of The Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes. Expanding upon the successful 2017 inaugural year of the partnership, PANDORA has created two seasonal mementos, ‘Radio City Music Hall Charm and Ceramic Box’ and a limited edition ‘2018 Exclusive Holiday Charm and Ornament Gift Set,’ which was inspired by the world-famous Radio City Rockettes. As part of the partnership, PANDORA will again host an exciting pop-up activation within Radio City Music Hall during the show’s run from November 9, 2018 – January 1, 2019 where the exclusive merchandise will be sold for audiences attending the Christmas Spectacular as well as at Radio City’s Sixth Avenue Store.
“The Christmas Spectacular holds a special place in the hearts of many during the holiday season, much like the feeling of finding that perfect piece of jewelry as a gift for a loved one,” said Laurie McDonald, General Manager, PANDORA U.S.A. “Whether you’re attending for the first time or have fond memories of going in the past, we’re excited to continue creating and being a part of these wonderful moments that last forever.”
The ‘2018 Exclusive Holiday Charm and Ornament Gift Set’, is a limited-edition Christmas ornament and charm for fans who are looking to add some extra Rockettes inspired glamour and sparkle to their holiday season. Inspired by a Rockettes costume, the silver base features stripes of white enamel inlaid with cubic zirconia gems and is topped with a delicate bow. Presented in an exquisitely designed matching holiday ornament, it makes for a beautiful and sophisticated keepsake. The exclusive gift set is currently available for purchase at PANDORA authorized retailers, on the PANDORA ecommerce website, at PANDORA’s Radio City Music Hall pop-up and at Radio City’s Sixth Avenue Store.
Alongside the giftset, the ‘Radio City Music Hall Charm and Ceramic Box’ pays tribute to musical history with its one-of-a-kind charm and symphony of details. Made of sterling silver, a line of Radio City Rockettes around the edges of the charm display their signature eye-high kicks. The charm features Christmas colors, with a pop of green depicted in a Christmas tree beside the whimsical writing of ‘Music Hall’ inscribed in red. Lined with cubic zirconia gems along the top and bottom circumference, it is both understated and distinct, coming in a stunning ceramic case featuring a design reminiscent of the iconic Radio City Music Hall during the holiday season. The ‘Radio City Music Hall Charm and Ceramic Box’ will be sold exclusively at Radio City Music Hall’s pop-up shop and Radio City’s Sixth Avenue Store, as well as at select PANDORA stores throughout the New York metropolitan area.
Additionally, as part of the partnership, the one of a kind PANDORA pop-up activation will return, held within the Grand Lounge at Radio City Music Hall throughout the 2018 run of the Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes. Audiences attending the beloved holiday production will find select offerings from the PANDORA Jewelry Winter Collection, in addition to the ‘2018 Exclusive Holiday Charm and Ornament Gift Set’ and the ‘Radio City Music Hall Charm and Ceramic Box,’ available for purchase.
“We are excited to embark on the second year of our partnership with PANDORA Jewelry and enhance their presence even more this holiday season throughout Radio City,” said Victoria Parker, Executive Vice President, productions, The Madison Square Garden Company. “We are thrilled to feature as part of our merchandise selection the limited-edition PANDORA products inspired by the glamour of the Rockettes to our more than one million audience members that come to the production. PANDORA will also be featured in the show as the Rockettes grace the Great Stage in our brand-new finale scene, “Christmas Lights,” in all new costumes that will be accessorized with sparkling PANDORA-inspired earrings.”
Outside of the exclusive pieces from the partnership, PANDORA Jewelry’s Winter Collection has something for everyone on the list. Consumers can shop an array of customizable earrings, necklaces, bracelets, rings and even limited-edition gift sets online and in-stores, including:
- Luminous Ice Necklace Gift Set: A sterling silver chain featuring a bedazzling baguette-cut pendant with matching earrings that can be worn anytime, anywhere
- Dazzling Wishes Bracelet Gift Set: A sterling silver bracelet with a layered dangle charm glittering with clear stones and blue enamel. Two shimmering elegance clips help to secure the bracelet styling while adding sparkle and detail
To view the PANDORA Winter collection, visit:
The North Face Launches a Global Effort to Make Earth Day a National Holiday
The brand will close its stores on Earth Day, launch a global petition to make Earth Day an officially recognized holiday and celebrate exploration through city takeovers across the globe
Beginning today, The North Face will activate “Explore Mode” in major cities leading up to Earth Day on Monday, April 22. Throughout the week, The North Face will partner with musicians, artists and culinary influencers to host a series of one-of-a-kind experiences that encourage people to disconnect digitally and engage with their surroundings.
The week will culminate with The North Face and 15 organizations around the world partnering to launch a global Change.org petition to make Earth Day an officially recognized holiday. The North Face will also shut down 113 stores in the US and Canada, as well as its global headquarters on Earth Day to provide opportunity for employees to disconnect and explore.
“The North Face is no stranger to exploration and this Earth Day we are proud to join our partners and fellow explorers in a global effort to make Earth Day a national holiday,” said Global General Manager of Lifestyle at The North Face, Tim Bantle. “We believe that when people take time to appreciate the Earth, they feel more connected to it and are more likely to protect it. Explore Mode urges us to unplug from our digital lives to connect in real life to the world, each other, and ourselves in the effort to move the world forward.”
The North Face partnered with influencers including singer and songwriter Ella Mai, chef Angela Dimayuga and model and activist Gabrielle Richardson to host bespoke events in New York City that will reflect the brand’s spirit and the mindset of exploration in music, food and art, along with encouraging exploration in the outdoors. These experiences will only be accessible to those who put down their phones and digital devices to be present in the moment.
Explore Mode experiences are rooted in inspiring and enabling people everywhere to unplug from their digital lives and connect in real life to the one another and the world around them.
- Tuesday, April 16: Grammy-winning singer and songwriter Ella Maijoins with vintage fashion collector and curator, Brian Procell, to throw the ultimate 90s throwback party – a mash-up of music and streetwear. Mai will pay homage to the hits and looks of past decades that inspire culture today, while Procell’s collection, including vintage looks from The North Face, is on display.
- Wednesday, April 17: World renowned chef Angela Dimayuga will go off menu and bring a select number of consumers along for the ride as she explores the many flavors of NYC that bring her inspiration.
- Thursday, April 18: Model-artist-activist Gabrielle Richardson takes over Skylight Soho to curate an art exhibition under the theme of exploration. Guests are invited to participate in a “live” piece onsite with Gabrielle and her partners through an interactive display of artistic exploration.
The brand will also activate Explore Mode in other major cities globally including London, Manchester, Munich and Paris.
“Exploration drives creativity. It is important to me to find musical inspiration from all the world’s aspects,” said Mai. “I’m excited to partner with The North Face to celebrate the many forms of exploration and show New York City what exploration means to me.”
Before closing stores, The North Face will also switch its retail locations into Explore Mode where customers can find all the resources they need to spend Earth Day off the grid, exploring the outdoors. Customers who choose to take part in The North Face exploration activities will be rewarded with an exploration kit that includes analog gear to stay present and capture memories without the need for digital devices.
The North Face is committed to social good through programs like the Explore Fund, as well as conservation efforts since its founding in 1966. For more information on Earth Day as a national holiday or to sign the petition visit:
SOURCE: The North Face
RAVE Reviews Releases Ranking of the Best Hair Straighteners
RAVE Reviews, the innovative site that publishes entertaining rankings based on advanced data-driven analysis, has published a ranking series of the “Best Hair Straighteners,” available at:
You’ve probably been there before. The plan was to spend time straightening your hair to perfection so that you could strut out of your house in supermodel fashion. Yet, an hour later, you stumble out of your house burned and looking like a crow tried to nest in your hair. Forget your subpar straightener. Your hair is a diva and demands more. This is why RAVE Reviews put together a ranking of the best straighteners to ensure you are equipped with the best of the best.
The perfect straightener is different for everyone. Frequency of usage, hair thickness, and hair texture are all factors that need to be taken into account in order to select the ideal straightener. RAVE’s number one choice, the Furden Two-In-One Straightener, does the job wonderfully for most people. As some hair has very particular needs, however, RAVE highlighted the best straightener for everyday use, thick hair, fine hair, and for those working on a budget. This ranking outlines the tools you need for that supermodel look. It’s time to get your strut back.
Flat irons are one of the most versatile styling tools, but they can seriously damage your hair if you’re not using the right one,” said Hillary Miller, Managing Editor for RAVE Reviews. “Whether you’re looking to straighten, create beachy waves, or get tighter curls, a good straightener can do it all — without frying your hair in the process. That’s what we wanted to highlight in this ranking.”
In determining which straighteners to feature, RAVE compared reviews from sources across the internet and took into account multiple factors such as price, materials, technology, feel, effectiveness, and more.
The full list of featured products includes:
Agave Healing Vapor Iron – Los Angeles, California
Bio Ionic Onepass Straightening Iron, 1 Inch, Black – Staten Island, New York
BylissPRO Nano Titanium-Plated Ultra-Thin Straightening Iron – Stamford, Connecticut
Drybar Tress Press Flatiron – Brentwood, California
FHI Brands Platform Tourmaline Ceramic Professional Hair Styling Iron – Norwalk, California
Furiden 2 in 1 – Shenzhen, China
ghd Platinum White Styler – Leeds, United Kingdom
HAI Gold Convertible – Chino, California
HSI Professional Glider – Hialeah, Florida
KIPOZI Pro Flat Iron – Zhuhai, China
Remington Pro 1″ Digital Heat Flat Iron – DeForest, Wisconsin
T3 Singlepass Luxe – Venice, California
RAVE Reviews is an authoritative and entertaining guide for consumer goods, entertainment, and travel. It’s not a product review site or a lifestyle magazine. But if those two met on an online dating site, 9 months later, you’d have RAVE Reviews.
SOURCE: RAVE Reviews
Dropp Announces New Brand Partnerships Team
Dropp is proud to announce that it has hired Jose Rodriguez and Willie Escobar Montanez of Escobar and Sons to manage Brand Partnership strategy for Dropp. Montanez and Rodriguez have nearly 50 years combined of experience creating, developing and marketing brands, especially in youth and pop culture oriented markets.
Willie Escobar Montanez is well known for his own brand “Willie Esco,” a highly successful urban street wear brand and has worked with globally known brands, including Samsung, Barneys, COOGI, Daymond John, FUBU, KITH, Etonic, Tupac Shakur, Rag & Bone, 424, and Patta. Mr. Montanez has secured licenses for brand development ranging from Tupac Shakur to MGM film/movie licenses that have been instrumental in generating more than $400 million in worldwide sales to date.
Jose Rodriguez has more than 15 years experience developing brands such as Platinum FUBU, Rocawear, Sean John and others. Mr. Rodriguez’s design portfolio has generated more than $200 million in sales. Focusing especially on brand image, Mr. Rodriguez maintains personal and professional relationships with high profile luminaries and organizations, such as 50 Cent and G-Unit Records, Shady Records, StarPower Global (Fabolous), Roc Nation, Def Jam, the Country of Bermuda and many others.
Willie Escobar stated that “The opportunity to be involved with a company that is redefining the way Brands and Creators interact with consumers allows us to be at the cutting edge of innovation in the music and fashion industry.”
Montanez will focus on taking over as “Head Of Brand Partnerships” and utilize the current roster of brands within their portfolio – Coogi / Jaclar / Lotto Sport Global / Fubu / Lo Life Brand / Patrick Kelly / Puma / Twinzz and many more. Rodriguez is appointed to help creator’s who are part of the Dropp Creator Network (DCN) with designing merch and clothing lines to help monetize their brands.
Dropp CIO Gurps Rai had this to say about the appointment “We are delighted to appoint such high calibre industry veterans who will advance Dropp’s Brand Partnerships Strategy allowing the company to collaborate with some of the world’s most influential brands and demonstrating that Dropp represents the next generation of creator centric technology.”
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