SUMMER Newsletter

While summer to many is a time to relax and enjoy the lazy days and nights, the season has been one of great activity and excitement at 360bespoke (www.360bespoke.com) . Our collection of clients continues to distinguish themselves with innovative products and campaigns, inventive strategies and global performances. Closer to home, we announced a merger in June with a Los Angeles based public relations/ marketing firm, E2W Collective, which gives us a broader scale and bigger team to further grow our international footprint. We’d like to take a few moments to brief you on all the exciting news and develops to come from 360bespoke.

World-renowned opera singer Iestyn Davis, one of few counter tenors on the stage today, will be starring in Mark Rylance’s “Farinelli and the King,” which makes its US debut on December 17th at Broadway’s Belasco Theater. The acclaimed production, which debuted in 2015 at the Shakespeare’s Globe’s Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, will feature Iestyn as the singing voice of Farinelli. It’s inspired by the true story of Philippe V (Rylance), a Spanish monarch on the brink of madness who finds unexpected solace in the voice of the world-renowned castrato. Soon, he and Farinelli forge a powerful connection, and the celebrated singer must make a difficult choice: return to throngs of adoring fans or perform forever for an audience of one. For tickets, go to www.farinelliandthekingbroadway.com

Skin care genius Deborah Mitchell has reformulated her Heaven Age Defying Cream with a new technology she calls “Prism,” which better helps protect skin from harmful damage and light. The process harnesses natural peptides, specifically L-Carnosine, which produces collagen as soon as light hits. Deborah’s Age Defiance Cream is already world-famous for its ability to firm and hydrate the skin, balance the vitamins and natural hyaluronic acid, and serve to reduce scarring and plump fine lines and wrinkles. (http://www.heavenskincare.com/products/LLB.aspx). Also, look out for a big announcement from Deborah and 360bespoke as she continues to grow her brand world-wide.

Vicomte-A, the cheeky French fashion label inspired by founder’s Arthur de Soultrait’s Cote de A'zur lifestyle, recently unveiled their new fall/ winter campaign, “Allure,” garnering rave reviews for its "Fables de la Fontaine” inspiration. The 12-series collections of books, featuring whimsical fables dedicated to the six-year old son of Louis XIV (“Monseigneur Louis”), were written by French poet Jean de la Fontaine and are amongst the most revered stories in French literature.

Violin virtuoso Charlie Siem continues to fill out his late summer/ fall concert performance schedule. On the heels of a successful tour of Australia this past spring (and a fun placement in Sydney’s Who Magazine -- https://www.who.com.au/article/entertainment/violinist-charlie-siem-tours-australia-in-style) Charlie is now focusing his attention on an August visit to China, where he will perform with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Zubin Mehta a program that features Bruch Violin Concerto and assorted works by Kreisler. On August 7 they will play at the Jiangsu Theater and then on Aug 10 at Harbin Concert Hall. He will also perform the Sibelius Concerto with the Jacksonville Symphony on Sept 16 at the Jacoby Symphony Hall at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts.  The music was written in 1904 by Finnish composer Jean Sibelius and is known for giving equal voice to the solo violinists and orchestra.  “I’m very excited to perform with the Jacksonville Symphony – they are a very prestigious ensemble with a long history of artistic excellence and community engagement.” www.charliesiem.com

Alexa Tavel, the artist behind the Two of Wands knitting brand, is putting a new focus on crochet pattern drawing, which she is selling to knitters around the world. “There has been so much research in recent years about the health and mental benefits of yarn crafting for cognitive function, self-care, and meditative practices,” says Lexi. “I am going to start incorporating more of a "wellness" angle to my posts and my work. She is also working on a home collection that will be released late summer/early fall. http://www.twoofwands.com

The entrepreneurs behind VitalFit, a plant-based supplement company that collaborates with leading fitness instructors to create all-natural products for the modern fitness enthusiast, released their first product this spring in the Boston market – a tart based cherry extract that relieves inflammation, joint pain, and muscle soreness just like ibuprofen, but without the side effects.  Since hitting the market, it has already achieved record sales activity throughout Boston’s natural foods and supplements stores, boutique fitness studios, and high-end gyms. “It was the perfect product to for us to launch VitalFit with, a simple, all-natural nutrient whose benefits are rooted in scientific research,” said president Cameron Fischer, who started the company with colleague Alfred Schofield. “Our company takes a holistic approach to wellness – we take a full, 360-perspective in designing our products by listening to trainers, physicians, nutritionists and users. When you don’t have what you need, it’s harder to get what you want.” They were recently profiled in the Boston Business Journal (https://www.bizjournals.com/boston/news/2017/06/29/fruits-of-their-laborbabson-grads-turn-to-cherries.html?ana=fbk)

360bespoke connected Cameron and Fischer with fellow client Vicky Steckel, who they commissioned to create a new logo for the company. “When we saw it, we knew instantly,” said Cam. “Outright you have the V’ in there, so automatically I see the connection to our company, but really it is the brush strokes. It’s how subtle they are and how they embody the idea of fluidity and discipline. They’re so free and natural and you can see the movement. At the time, they are making up the image so there is structure there, too.”

Said Vicky: “I’m very much inspired by what I see. All my inspiration comes from just looking, seeing the environment. But when you’re working with someone else you have to get their wants and needs in your head and it takes time. It takes me a while to actually imagine it.

When I started talking to Cam, he had a lot of thoughts and ideas but when he mentioned he was looking out the window one day and looking at trees, it kind of clicked.”

360bespoke is also proud to add another artist, Trina Merry to our family. Like Vicky, Trina is a painter with a different perspective – for 10 years she has created objects and images out of models who she body paints. Trina has created more than 1,000 pieces of art through this technique, for galleries, collectors, editorial projects and commercial clients. She is a world champion body painter (World Bodypaint Festival 2014) who has exhibited at the Whitney Museum (MPA: View in Red and 2016-7 Whitney Biennia), Edward Hopper House (“Small Matters of Great Importance”), and she recently held a sold out solo exhibition at Con Artist Gallery (“Lust of Currency”). Her current exhibitions include “Line” at Attleboro Arts Museum in Massachusetts and the Lemon Frame Gallery in Tel Aviv. (http://www.trinamerryartist.com)

New client Vicky Steckel, mentioned above, is a Dominican-born artist whose fascination with the body, photography and paint has born B/O/S/C/A/R (Background, Objective, Scope, Constraint, Art, Revolution), a project that brings performance art to final piece. Vicky starts with painting bold, striking canvases, then spends hours painting live models, who she then photographs in front of the artwork.  The final pieces are stunning, haunting, beautiful, romantic and memorable, all at once. The project was spotlighted in a multi-page feature in Marie Claire (https://simonalcantara.com/news/marie-claire-may-2016-issue-in-living-color-by-boscar-project-including-jewelry-by-simon-alcantara).  (http://www.boscarproject.com)

            360bespoke continues to work with famed photographer Patrick Demarchelier (http://demarchelier.com/fashion) in presenting a grand photo exhibition highlighting his 40+ years of work. His 2008 show at Paris’ Petit Palasis, “Images et Mode,” was one of the gallery’s most successful ever, and a new exhibition will build on that achievement. Joined by his agent Angela DeBona (http://www.adbagency.com), we have been expanding the scope and concept of the production, incorporating more than a dozen of the world’s top design houses to target a 2019/20 showing. Since he started shooting 40 years ago, Demarchelier’s lens has captured the history of fashion. He is in the Parthenon of shooters who have witnessed its evolution from a tight-knit industry to a global, billion-dollar business. We hope to announce big news shortly.

360bespoke is also working with male super model Sahib Faber in distinguishing him as a style ambassador in the fashion and beauty arenas. Faber, a Russian-native, is widely recognized as the face of Aramis fragrances.


February Newsletter

Greetings from 360bespoke. We are very proud to launch our very first newsletter highlighting the goings-on of our clients this winter. 360bespoke was founded last year with a collection of talents and brands who epitomize the very best in their fields, and we are incredibly honored to serve as their agency of record in telling their stories to the public at large. This February you will see many news items and events from our clients, from concert dates to sponsorships, new albums and products and appearances around the globe. We are very excited to share these news-worthy events with you.

Please contact Press@360bespoke.com should you desire further information or press materials.  

Charlie Siem, violin virtuoso and international style ambassador, announced his first Australian Tour "Spiritus Mundi" with the Sydney-based Omega Ensemble. The first performance will take place in Castlemaine on March 24th, with several performances across Victoria and New South Wales. Tour stops include Castlemaine, Albury, Crackenback, Orange, Cessnock, Newcastle and Sydney.

Also, check out Charlie's new website
-- www.charliesiem.com  -- which includes his worldwide performance schedule, music samples, video, photography and detailed biographical info.

Siem also recently graced the New York Times Style section. Times writer Elizabeth Paton joined Charlie in London to discuss his passion for classical music and how he has bridged the gap between classical musicians and fashion.

"The Violinist Charlie Siem Strikes a High Note in Fashion" NYTimes.com

Spring/ Summer 2017 Preview

France's most talked about fashion brand, Vicomte-A, has debuted its spring/summer collection, influenced by founder Arthur de Soultrait's cheeky, mischievous humor, royal lineage (yes, the Vicomte title dates back to Louis XV) and Cote d'Azur lifestyle. The brand continues to make waves throughout Europe and Asia, with plans to hit the US market soon.
www.vicomte-a.com/en/

Jeff Leatham, the celebrated Artistic Director of Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris, recently added the Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills to his portfolio. Now bi-continental (he flies between the two cities), Leatham is responsible for the lobby and public displays of two of the hotel company's most acclaimed properties. The celebrated artistic director also opened his very first standalone floral boutique in the lower lobby of the Los Angeles hotel.  
www.jeffleatham.com

World renowned opera star Iestyn Davies recently released his new album -- Bach: Cantatas Nos. 54, 82 & 170, with Arcangelo, conducted by Jonathan Cohen -- to critical acclaim.  "The catalog offers a remarkable range of individual vocal timbres which seem to influence interpretative parameters to a startling degree," wrote critic Jonathan Freeman-Attwood in Gramophone magazine.

Available for purchase here: 
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/bach-cantatas-nos.-54-82-170/id1155521962

This spring, Davies travels across the pond for a series of concerts in the US, beginning March 1-5 in San Francisco with the Philharmonia Baroque, America’s period instrument ensemble, and conductor Jonathan Cohen. The program, entitled Operatic Heroes, explores how the new countertenor voice has led to the revival of Baroque opera and includes repertoire such as arias from Handel’s Saul and Theodora; works from Hasse’s Didone Abbandonata; and arias and dances from Telemaco and Orfeo ed Euridice by Gluck. Davies continues his US tour with Bach’s oratorio St John Passion with the Cleveland Orchestra and Chorus March 9, 11 and 12 at Cleveland's Severance Hall. There, he will perform with a cast that includes Maximilian Schmitt (Evangelist), Andrew Foster-Williams (Christus), Lauren Snouffer  (soprano), Nicholas Phan, conducted by Franz Welser-Möst in this repertoire staple.   

Look for Iestyn Davies in the January 2017 issue of Gramophone. Here's a preview of the feature.

Look for Iestyn Davies in the January 2017 issue of Gramophone. Here's a preview of the feature.

Robert Konjic, one of fashion’s top male models who is celebrating his 20th year in the industry, attended London Fashion Week Mens in January as an ambassador for the British Fashion Council. Over four days, Konjic saw British fashion houses present their 2017/2018 collections, including Craig Green (“beautiful, my favorite show”), KTZ, Oliver Spencer (“always a fun show, and they make clothes I would wear”) and Vivienne Westwood (“a great way to finish LFWM”). The week concluded with a private dinner held by British GQ.

Celebrity beautician Deborah Mitchell, the founder of Heaven Skincare and creator of the Bee Venom mask, has earned notoriety on pond sides of the pond for the immaculate skin of the Royal Family. Now, Mitchell is sharing her signature facial treatment, the Bee Peel, which includes a unique, fresh formula helps boost the production of collagen that increases the strength, elasticity and thickness of the deeper layers of your skin. The Bee Venom products are also a favorite of former first lady Michelle Obama. Heaven products are sold throughout Europe, Asia and the Middle East and available to US consumers online at www.heavenskincare.com

One of music's most promising new talents, 18-year-old pianist Thomas Nickell, will take the grand stage at Carnegie Hall for his solo debut on Sunday, February 26th. The performance will be the North American premiere of highly acclaimed British composer David Matthews' Piano Concerto, Op. 111 with Orchestra of the Swan and Music Director David Curtis. Tickets can be purchased by visiting carnegiehall.org or the box office at the performance hall on 881 7th Avenue, at the corner of West 57th Street. Student and senior discount tickets are available at the box office. 
www.thomasnickell.com

Hello Gorgeous, a beauty and fashion blog run by Angela Lanter, has started a new personal and relatable segment posted once a week called  “Girl Talk Tuesday (GTT)”. The new feature is a way to educate and communicate with girls on subjects such as love, relationship struggles, date ideas, life hacks, personal stories, critic reviews, and much more. Lanter's interactive process helped her compete in Allure magazine’s Beauty Blogger of the Year Award; she was also honored with the “Spotlight Award” for Blogger of the Year by PopSugar.
www.angelalanter.com

Sean Murphy and Susan Timmins, thehusband and wife behind Florida’s #1 Zagat rated restaurant Beach Bistro, have opened a third venue on the Gulf Coast – Doctor’s Office, an upscale bar that mixes old Florida charm with artisanal cocktails and gourmet bar bites. Seven years in the making, the exclusive lounge – with only 30 seats – is a sophisticated throwback to the speakeasy generation, where bartenders and guests alike celebrate the history of the cocktail and savor its classic roots. 
www.doctorsofficeami.com

Master craftswoman Lexi Tavel, the creator of Two of Wands, has teamed up with America's oldest yarn company, Lion Brand Yarns, to release new signature patterns and collaborations. Lexi is also busy designing a spring knitwear capsule collection for We Are Knitters. In addition, Two of Wands will soon be launching a Home collection - featuring blankets and throw pillows inspired by different regions of the world.
www.twoofwands.com

Look for Bertil Espegren in an upcoming issue of British GQ. Bertil linked with photographer Neil Gavin and model Ashley Smith for a 10-page fashion spread, photographed in New York City.


Pianist Thomas Nickell To Make Solo Debut At Weill Recital Hall At Carnegie Hall On
February 26, 2017

18 Year-Old to Premiere Work by David Matthews with Acclaimed Orchestra of the Swan led by Artistic Director David Curtis

 
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NEW YORK, Dec. 5, 2016 -- Young Steinway Artist Thomas Nickell will make his official solo debut at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall on Sunday, February 26, 2017, at 1:30 p.m. The 18 year-old pianist, who has garnered international recognition for his energetic, refined, and focused performances, will give the North American premiere of highly acclaimed British composer David Matthews' Piano Concerto, Op. 111 with the Orchestra of the Swan and Music Director David Curtis. 

Nickell has already been heard as soloist with Chicago's Oistrakh Symphony under the baton of Mina Zikri, and in Poland with the Sinfonia Viva chamber orchestra, conducted by Tomasz Radziwonowicz. The classically trained pianist has toured as a recitalist throughout Europe, the United States, and Japan. His February 26 performance will also feature Mozart's Piano Concerto in A Major, and Benjamin Britten's Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge (for orchestra only), as well as solo works for piano by Olivier Messiaen, Henry Cowell, Wagner/Liszt, and by Thomas Nickell himself.

"Playing at Carnegie Hall is an honor for any artist, and I'm both excited and humbled to perform the work of such a respected composer with this wonderful ensemble," said Nickell. "I could not have asked for a better partner for this debut than Orchestra of the Swan, and their esteemed Artistic Director David Curtis."

Tickets are $40.00 and can be purchased by visiting carnegiehall.org or the box office at the performance hall on 881 7th Avenue, at the corner of West 57th Street. Student and senior discount tickets are available at the box office. 

Composer David Matthews traces the influences on his musical language to his English background and interest in the works of Benjamin Britten, Michael Tippett, and Nicholas Maw, as well as to the Central European tradition, back through Mahler to Beethoven.  He has been preoccupied with working in the great inherited forms of the past – symphony, string quartet, and lately oratorio – and finding new ways of renewing them.  He was dubbed "among our most prodigious symphonists" by Paul Driver of the Sunday Times, and "a leading 21st Century exponent of the form" by Arnold Whittall in Gramophone.

Celebrating its 21st anniversary this season, Orchestra of the Swan has received international accolades for its polished and spirited performances. "A joy to hear from start to exuberant finish, superbly played," wrote Gramophone, one of the most widely read and respected publications in the music industry. "You won't hear much better than this anywhere." The ensemble gives more than 40 concerts annually and in 2014 undertook its first tour of China. Branching out from the classical realm, Orchestra of the Swan has also toured the UK with Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel and James, with sell-out performances at London's Albert Hall.

Media Contacts:

Features & Style: 
Jeremy Murphy
360bespoke
www.360bespoke.com 
Jeremy@360bespoke.com

Classical Music Press Representatives: 
Hemsing Associates
www.hemsingpr.com 
212-772-1132

Concert Management: 
Alexander & Buono International
www.alexanderbuono.com 
212-947-4503


FRENCH COUTURIER DIAMANT BLANC COUTURE PARIS TAPS 360BESPOKE FOR USA REPRESENTATION

Paris Wedding Dress and Evening Wear Designer Prepares to Launch in US

PARIS – October 6, 2016 – Diamant Blanc Couture Paris, one of France’s most refined designers of haute couture wedding and evening wear dresses, today announced that it has signed with 360bespoke, media’s fast growing full-service media agency and joined its collection of first class clientele. The Paris-based atelier has enlisted the firm to handle its public relations, marketing and branding as it prepares its entrance into the US market. The announcement was made today by the design house founder Kim Ktorza and Jeremy Murphy, President and CEO of 360bespoke. 

From Diamant Blanc’s salon in Paris’ 8th arrondissement, steps away from glamorous Avenue Montaigne and Avenue George V, Ktorza and her team of seamstresses and embroiderers create hand-sewn dresses using materials including chiffon, organza, taffeta, satin silk, fine lace, embroidered Lace  Chantilly and precious crystals. Dresses often take around three months to create and retail at an average price of $30,000. The couture house’s future plans include creating pieces for a lower price point, as well as introducing a collection of accessories and furniture. 

“We make fantasy a reality for women of all ages and sizes,” says Ktorza. “Our mantra is ‘unlimited imagination in service of the creation.’ I am so pleased to join 360bespoke, a firm that understands the intricacies of a brand. This is my life’s work and passion and I can’t wait to bring my designs to a new audience.” 

“This is the exact brand we want in our collection of clients,” says Jeremy Murphy, President and CEO, 360bespoke. “The love, quality and craftsmanship Diamant Blanc puts into every creation speaks to who we are and what our firm is all about. We look forward to introducing this wonderful brand to the US marketplace and helping launch new lines of products for all fashion savvy consumers.” 

360bespoke (www.360bespoke.com) is a boutique media agency offering customized services in public relations, marketing, brand management, unique content development, media training and events to a select collection of clients working in the luxury space. The firm was started by former CBS executive Jeremy Murphy and partners Joe Wilson and Faith Zuckerman, and designs thoughtful, sophisticated strategies for all their clients media needs. Offering a unique ‘360’ perspective, the firm concentrates its experience and expertise in the luxury travel, fashion, beauty, lifestyle and arts categories. 


 
 

POPULAR PATRICK DEMARCHELIER PARIS-BASED PHOTO EXHIBIT COMES TO NEW YORK IN 2017

DEMARCHELIER’S WELL-KNOWN PARIS EXHIBIT, WHICH COMPRISED 400 PHOTOS OF CELEBRITIES, IS SLATED TO OPEN IN NEW YORK NEXT YEAR

By Alexandra Steigrad on September 21, 2016

Patrick Demarchelier’s well-known photo exhibit, which had once been on display at Le Petit Palais, Musée des Beaux-Arts in Paris, is set to come to New York in 2017. (A precise date of arrival and venue is still in the works.)

The original exhibit, called “Images et mode au Petit Palais” [images and fashion at the Petit Palais], was on view in Paris from Sept. 27, 2008, until Jan. 4, 2009. The exhibit comprised 400 photos of Demarchelier’s most recognizable work, including portraits of Princess Diana, Madonna, Linda Evangelista, Gisele Bündchen, Angelina Jolie, Keith Richards, Nicole Kidman, Tom Cruise, Oprah, Sting, Rod Stewart andChristy Turlington.

“Patrick Demarchelier’s sensitivity, deep sense of humanity, respect for his subjects, and ability to unearth passion in each individual advances the museum’s aesthetic commitment,” said Gilles Chazal, curator-in-chief director of Le Petit Palais. “Regardless of whether the subject is famous or unknown, they vibrate to the frequency of the photographer’s generous gaze. And the visitor is carried away by the life force bursting from the model’s eyes.”

Angela Debona Agency and 360bespoke are working together to bring Demarchelier’s exhibit to New York, and will be responsible for selecting a venue, sponsors and planning the event.

“I am very excited to bring this exhibition to New York,” Demarchelier said. “It is one of the proudest moments in my career and I’ve long wanted to present it in one of fashion’s important cities. Angela De Bona, my longtime representative, and the team at 360bespoke are the right partners to bring this collection to the U.S. Every day is a new challenge and as a photographer you must constantly renew yourself.”

DeBona added: “The exhibition in Paris was a moment in time that became a worldwide event. Rarely has a photographic event ever received such acclaim. New York is a natural evolution of this experience and I am incredibly proud to work with my friends at 360bespoke to make it happen.”

Jeremy Murphy, president and chief executive officer of 360bespoke, echoed DeBona: “There is no more accomplished, respected photographer than Patrick Demarchelier, and we are very excited to work with him and Angela to bring this to New York. There are already representatives from the most renowned museum exhibition spaces vying to host this event. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience for any enthusiast of photography, fashion and art and we cannot wait to present it.”


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