WINTER 2018 Newsletter

It’s been a very busy fall, and now winter, for our clients at 360bespoke (www.360bespoke.com) with some exciting projects, campaigns and features currently in the media. Among them a new platform called Romio, which has retained 360bespoke for its March media launch.

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This fall, 360bespoke began working with Trina Merry (http://www.trinamerryartist.com), the world’s most celebrated body painter who is helping raise the profile and prestige of the art form. She continues to create and perform in exhibitions across the globe, while also being courted by marketers for ad campaigns and art activations. This past fall, Trina was a featured artist in Tokyo to help celebrate Alice + Olivia’s five years in Japan. She also created a live painting and exhibited four others from her “Lust of Currency” series during the Miami Art Basel at Red Dot Miami contemporary art show, which featured 500 leading artists in 75 exhibitions. Additionally, she exhibited 10 pieces of work at the “Satellite Art Fair” while in Miami, including a live piece alongside Bob Ross.

Trina is known internationally for camouflaging people into environments and making living sculptures out of multiple bodies, then photographing her creations. She has exhibited in prestigious galleries, museums and showrooms across the globe, including the Whitney Museum of American Art’s Biennial. Merry’s work is currently being showcased in Gallarus Arts’ “Speaking Out: Art in the Time of Upheaval” exhibition, and will also be participating in the 2018 Super Fine Art Fair this May. Merry discovered the craft unexpectedly – she was struck by lightning while driving in Los Angeles and developed a severe sensitivity to electricity and power grids. She moved to Yosemite National Park, where she began to bodypaint, inspired by the work of artists like Yves Klein, Yayoi Kusama and Verushka. Merry then began studying with acclaimed talents Robert Wilson and Marina Abramovic as a Watermill Center Summer Participant, where she created five living bodypaint installations on site. She also studied drawing and painting with Alex and Allyson Grey and was a bodypaint apprentice with Craig Tracy, judge for the TV show “Skin Wars”.

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Iestyn Davies (http://www.iestyndavies.com), the world’s most acclaimed counter-tenor, pulled a double header in New York with two critically acclaimed performances: “The Exterminating Angel” at the New York Metropolitan Opera and “Farinelli and the King” on Broadway at the Belasco Theatre. His performances have generated rave reviews and intense media interest, including a huge profile in the Wall Street Journal (https://www.wsj.com/articles/singer-iestyn-davies-a-vocal-contortionist-hits-a-high-note-1508515501), courtesy of our friends at Hemsing Associates (http://www.hemsingpr.com) and terrific features in The New Yorker (www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/12/18/iestyn-davies-channels-a-consummate-castrato), Town & Country http://www.townandcountrymag.com/leisure/arts-and-culture/a14488705/meet-iestyn-davies-broadway-singer/ WWD (http://wwd.com/eye/people/iestyn-davies-farinelli-and-the-king-broadway-11076605/) and a blockbuster in The New York Times (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/17/theater/farinelli-and-the-king-review-mark-rylance.html?_r=0), which called his voice “sublime.”

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Our favorite French fashion brand Vicomte-A (https://www.vicomte-a.com/en/) unveils its new spring/summer 2018 collection – preppy, cheeky and aristocratic in the spirit of founder Arthur de Soultrait. The brand made headlines last year when French president Emmanuel Macron was featured on the cover of Paris Match wearing a Vicomte-A polo shirts (which sold out).

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Violin virtuoso Charlie Siem (http://charliesiem.com) continues to build an international profile with tours across the globe as well as glossy marketing campaigns and swooning editorial, including his second appearance on  Vanity Fair’s “International Best Dressed” list (https://www.vanityfair.com/international-best-dressed-list-2017/photos/men_). 360bespoke took the artist to the offices of VF to celebrate his distinction, which included a performance in front of the magazine’s whole staff. Look out for an even bigger splash this April.

360bespoke has also been retained for the March media launch of his Romio platform (www.romio.com), an app for your smartphone that connects consumers to the most qualified collection of service providers. Created by tech entrepreneur Tarik, Romio is the only company that vets providers through the veil of respected experts in every field – parenting, pets, fitness, health and lifestyle, among other categories. Simply put, you cannot be listed without being recommended by a known authority in their respected field. In the run up to the debut, 36bespoke has bough together a powerhouse PR team lead by 360bespoke founder Jeremy Murphy;  Meir Sabbaugh, an experienced agency publicist, will serve as the department’s chief deputy, reporting to Murphy;  Simon Huck, one of entertainment’s most powerful forces in celebrity, social media, influencer and global partnership strategies; Beth Feldman, a fellow CBS veteran and entrepreneur behind her eponymous media agency and the BeyondPR firm; Luis Miranda, a seasoned political veteran who worked as a communications advisor to the Obama administration before launching his own firm, M Public Affairs Group; his colleague Mark Paustenbach, an experience political operative who has provided media counsel in various presidential campaigns and with the DNC; Maurie Perl, the former chief spokesperson for Conde Nast and a veteran of the New Yorker, Vanity Fair and ABC News; Rachel Seltzer, a PR veteran who brings years of experience in entertainment, consumer and tech media; and Rachel Epstein, a social media strategist with keen insights into media consumption in the digital age. The group has secured strategic placements in New York media outlets: and an https://www.bizjournals.com/newyork/news/2017/09/05/where-for-art-thou-romio-tarik-sansals-p2p-startup.html

 

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UK skin care genius Deborah Mitchell has created a beauty dynasty with her Heaven brand http://www.townandcountrymag.com/style/beauty-products/a12009463/deborah-mitchell-skincare/and is generating international media interest, including a terrific piece in Town & Country http://www.townandcountrymag.com/style/beauty-products/a12009463/deborah-mitchell-skincare/ Deborah has gained worldwide notoriety for inventing the B Venom Facial and tending to the needs of Royals Kate Middleton and Camilla Parker Bowles.

Celebrated florist/ artistic director Jeff Leatham (http://www.jeffleatham.com) continues his cross-continent work as artistic director for both the Four Seasons George V hotel Paris and the Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, as well as private events for clients as varied as the Kardashians (http://www.weddedwonderland.com/jeff-leathams-creates-floral-optical-illusion-at-kim-kardashians-makeup-launch/), celebs (Tina Turner, Madonna) and corporate clients. Leatham made international headlines when he married longtime beau, actor Colton Haynes at wedding officiated by Kris Kardashian (https://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/colton-haynes-marries-jeff-leatham/).

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360bespoke has also begun working with Horderly (https://www.horderly.com/about/)  a professional organizing business started by entrepreneur Jamie Hord. The company’s services include home and office services, as well as helping sellers stage and sell their homes on the real estate market. "I feel like this day and age, organizing has become an absolute need," says Hord. "Humans consume so much, and we have become very materialist. A lot of my clients are organized; they just don't have the time to do it themselves. You will literally feel 10x lighter after you declutter! Studies show that it leads you to eating better, especially when you are organizing your fridge and pantry - you are keeping any old or perished food out thus causing less food poisoning/sickness. Cut down immensely on stress will make you happier.. Less stress and more happiness leads to better everything .. Less clutter will mean less cleaning up which means more time to do what you love. It will help you sleep better. Make your bed every morning will help you sleep better at night and get more done during the day (making you feel accomplished right away). There are just do many benefits."

 

 

Alexandra Tavel, the creator of the Two of Wands (https://www.twoofwands.com) knitting brand, launched her first collection of home patterns in November. She also was a special guest of Lion Brand Yarn, the oldest yarn company in the US which celebrated their 140th anniversary with a week of festivities in New York featuring Lexi. She’s also going to be speaking at the Fashion Institute of Design and Marketing this winter and will be spotlight in the spring/ summer issue of Vogue Knitting.

 

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360bespoke also welcomed a new member to its advisory board, Bonnie Rubin Schultz. A seasoned editor with 20 years of experience in media, she has served in top editorial positions with companies as varied as American Media Inc. (AMI), ShowBoats International and Southern Boating yacht magazine. She counts among her expertise luxury, lifestyle and entertainment.

            360bespoke founder Jeremy Murphy also announced new projects for 2018, including a weekly podcast with Beth Feldman called "The Giggle" (http://www.blogtalkradio.com) which features fun interviews with media pros behind the headlines, as well as social media profiles that chronicle his international adventures (@snobtravel) and the hijinks of his celebrated pet (@champers_the_kat). And we are very pleased to welcome back our trusted associate Siobhan Stocks-Lyons, who will be with us through the spring.


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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