SPRING/ SUMMER 2018 Newsletter

Spring 2018 has been an incredibly exciting season for the global talents and luxury brands in the 360bespoke collection. From violin virtuoso Charlie Siem in Vanity Fair, the launch of the new service App Romio to body painter Trina Merry continuing to distinguish the form as a fine art, the clients that are part of our company continue to amaze, enthrall and entertain the masses.

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In May’s edition of Vanity Fair, violin virtuoso Charlie Siem (http://charliesiem.com/) is featured in two page Spotlight Profile (https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2018/05/meet-violin-virtuoso-charlie-siem) Charlie is a favorite of VF, having appeared on its Best Dressed List twice (including 2017).  He was photographed in the Steinway & Sons factory in Queens late last year, where he also performed with fellow musician Joachim Horsley a rendition of "Scheherazade" in a Cape Verde Style (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuJlD_5qD0w)


Artist Trina Merry (http://www.trinamerryartist.com/), who has steadily distinguished the body painting craft to a fine art, finishes the spring with a series of noteworthy accomplishments that have further raised her profile in the art and media worlds. Among them are a June 8-10 performance and exhibition schedule at the NARS Foundation Open Studios weekend in Brooklyn; opening night performance at the Superfine! New York art fair in May, where she sold a limited-edition print from her “Lust of Currency” series to “Hamilton” creator/ star Lin-Manuel Miranda (her participation was featured in New York magazine’s The Cut (https://www.thecut.com/2018/05/the-superfine-art-fair-opens-in-new-york-today.html).; and the expansion of that series to include five paintings from the recent auction of “The Collection of David and Peggy Rockefeller” that were sold for $646 million in May by Christie’s. Merry’s participation in the Open Studios included live feminist performances featuring statements about body image, body dysmorphia, female envy, and censorship of the fine art nude by social media. Included over the weekend was a performance featuring Merry acting as a shaman to “excommunicate envy of the other woman” in a ritualistic body lithography process, ending with the women shedding this their body painted “skin” on a canvas in acceptance of their own unique and colorful forms.

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Our favorite French fashion brand Vicomte-A (https://www.vicomte-a.com/en/) unveils its new 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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Counter tenor extraordinaire Iestyn Davies (http://www.iestyndavies.com/) wrapped up his seven-month performance schedule in New York with two acclaimed performances on March 25th –  as a lead singer in Handel’s Rinaldo at Carnegie Hall, by Harry Nicket and the English Concert Ensemble, which the New York Times said he “could not have been better” (https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/26/arts/music/review-handel-rinaldo-carnegie.html), and then his last performance in Mark Rylance’s “Farinelli and the King,” in which he played the opera star’s singing voice. The production, which was sold-out through much of its five-month run, received extensive media coverage (thank you, Jim Byk!) including a fun piece about him and co-star Sam Crane in the New York Times (https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/29/theater/iestyn-davies-sam-crane-farinelli-and-the-king.html) . Back across the pond in his native UK, Iestyn performed last week at the London Festival of Baroque Music, St. John’s Smith Square (https://www.ft.com/content/6dfa16d6-576e-11e8-bdb7-f6677d2e1ce8)

360bespoke handled the March launch of the new platform Romio (www.romio.com)  an App that connects New Yorkers to the area’s most trusted service providers (think dog walkers, babysitters, handymen). How do you know they are so good? Romio enlisted more than 100 of the most qualified “experts” in every category who have prestige credentials and biographies in their respective fields. And, in turn, they’ve recommended every service provider on the App. That message resonated with the media during its launch. Founder and CEO Tarik Sansal was featured on Fox Business as a guest (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Rx1tApCIWg ), as well as on local “Good Day New York” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIg-SJ-QgSc ), Crain’s Business  (http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20180320/PROFESSIONAL_SERVICES/180329976/local-services-provider-romio-launches-will-move-to-flatiron-district ) and even Page Six, which coveted the launch party (https://pagesix.com/2018/03/28/questlove-bans-fans-from-taking-photos-at-dj-gig/) . Tarik also made the cover of Resident magazine (http://resident.com/tarik-sansal-wants-make-money/) . The company was featured again this June in New York's Metro (https://www.metro.us/news/local-news/new-york/meet-romio-the-uber-everything-else-app


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Deborah Mitchell, the skin care genius behind the Heaven product line, is often identified as the “facialist” to the Royal Family. It’s true: she is known to work with Camilla and Princess Kate, and maybe a new member to the brood. Vanity Fair gave a shout out to this amazing talent in its April issue (https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2018/03/how-camilla-won-over-the-queen-and-became-the-duchess-of-cornwall)

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. 


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. And Two of Wands creator Alexa Tavel was the subject of a complimentary feature in Vogue Living (Anna must approve!) http://www.vogueknitting.com/



360bespoke is also proud to announce our strategic partnership with Ambassador Public Affairs, an agency started by Washington, DC political veterans Luis Miranda and Mark Paustenbach. The company, formerly the M Public Affairs Group, offers clients messaging, crisis management, media relations, coalition communications and a high-caliber media training program fine-tuned through years of preparing executives at the highest levels, including the President of the United States, for high-stakes interviews, town hall events, and speeches. Luis, a former communications advisor to President Obama during his first term in the White House, is also a member of the 360bespoke Advisory Board. “The world has changed dramatically with an endless newscycle fueled by digital platforms and social media, and complicated by misinformation and outright fake news,” Luis says. “Major corporations, start-ups, and political clients have a growing number of challenges, but also tremendous opportunities. At the most critical junctures, today’s leaders need the right representation, an ambassador to the digital age.”

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.

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.  

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.

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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.

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. 

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.

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.

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
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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

Classical Music Press Representatives: 
Hemsing Associates

Concert Management: 
Alexander & Buono International




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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