March Newsletter

As spring approaches, 360bespoke is very excited to see our clients’ many projects bloom. We’re pleased to share those details in this month’s NEWS360. As always, if you have any further questions, you can reach us at 

World-renowned opera star Iestyn Davies will play a lead role in the North American premiere of composer Thomas Adès’ “The Exterminating Angel,” opening October 26 at the New York Metropolitan Opera. The production, based on the screenplay by Luis Buñuel and Luis Alcoriza of Buñuel’s 1962 absurdist film, will be sung in English and staged by the librettist Tom Cairns.

Iestyn’s March 3 performance with the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco earned rave reviews, including in the San Francisco Chronicle. Music critic Joshua Kosman wrote: “Iestyn Davies’ appearance … established itself as one of the finest musical performances of the young year. The singing was supple and ravishing, and the orchestra sounded delighted to be accompanying him.”

Iestyn’s rendition of the Orpheus’ lament “Che farò senza Euridice?” astounded the critic, who continued: “I can’t remember when I’ve heard it delivered with the sinew, the elegance or the expressive fervor that Davies brought to the music. It was breathtaking stuff.”

360bespoke took Iestyn to the offices of Vogue in February, where he met with editors to discuss the Met production and a soon-to-be-announced major U.S. performance.

Deborah Mitchell, the beauty genius behind the Heaven skincare line, recently debuted Heaven Gel Polish, which includes 60 colors and a hydration component that helps nourish nails and prevents chipping and peeling. The new polishes also speed up the duration of the traditional manicure, limiting drying time to just 30 seconds. “With so many consumers becoming conscious of ingredients and their impact on health and the environment, it was important my team at Heaven find a solution,” says Mitchell. “Our motto has always been ‘fast where needed, slow where wanted’ and the Heaven Gel Polish accomplishes both. With this new product, women have more time to spend on other treatments, like the Bee Sting Mani/Pedi or the Salt Glow & Detox treatment.

Deborah was also featured in Hello magazine where she revealed her secrets & a few royal clients: 

Finally, she and her team introduced the nail polish line during London Fashion Week, where they hosted VIPs at a special boutique at the Century Club in Soho. In addition to the gel varnish, guests enjoyed complimentary London Lash & Brow tint treatments.

Florida’s newest – and hottest – craft cocktail bar, Doctor’s Office, continues to dazzle guests with its inspired drink menu. The 30-seat venue, created by Beach Bistro owners Sean Murphy and Susan Timmins, has become a hot spot on the Gulf Coast’s Anna Maria Island. Its menu features artisan cocktails and gourmet bites from the same team that made the Beach Bistro Florida’s No. 1 Zagat-rated restaurant. Among the offerings are: “Corpse Reviver #2” featuring Gin, Lemon, Kina l’Aero d’Or, Cointreau and Atomized Absinthe; “Papa Hemingway” with Ron Matusalem, Lime, Grapefruit and Maraska Maraschino; “Penicillin,” which comes with a mix of Great King Street Scotch, Lemon, Ginger, Honey and Atomized Peat Monster; “Mai Tai Roa Ae!” featuring Grander Panamanian Rum, Blackwell Rum, Orgeat, Lime and Orange Liqueur;  “General Anesthetic” with Dark Jamaican Rum, Bourbon, Curaçao, Grenadine, Lemon, Pineapple and Angostura, and “Speaking in Tongues,” made up of Gold Nicaraguan Rum, Green Chartreuse Pineapple, Lime and Crème de Cacao.  

“It’s a bar for grown-ups,” says Sean. “Doctor’s Office is a timeless environment that offers a relaxed, unpretentious evening for guests who appreciate a great cocktail and a spirited crowd.”

The highly anticipated spring/summer “Voyage” collection from Vicomte-A, one of France’s most spirited lifestyle brands, is now in stores across Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Cool, colorful and chic, the inspiration for the season is travel — whether it be to the seaside, mountains or city. Color block polo shirts and seersucker cotton Bermudas are two highlights from the collection. Vicomte-A was created by founder Arthur de Soultrait, who uses his own Cote d’Azur style and royal lineage (the Vicomte title dates back to Louis XV) as influence for the designs.

Thomas Nickell, one of music’s rising pianists, made his solo debut at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall on February 26, performing to a sold-out crowd with the highly acclaimed UK-based Orchestra of the Swan, conducted by Artistic Director David Curtis. The highlight of the program was the North American premiere of British composer David Matthews’ “Piano Concerto, Op. 111.”   “I was both honored and humbled to perform at such a prestigious venue and with such talented musicians,” said Thomas. “We have been planning and practicing this concert for quite some time, and it was heartening to have had such an amazing turnout and warm reception.” “This was an important milestone for Thomas as he continues to grow as an artist,” said Barry Alexander, Chairman and COO of The Alexander & Buono Foundation, which sponsored the event. “Musicians wait their entire careers to perform at Carnegie Hall. Thomas’ performance on Sunday was nuanced, focused and a joy to hear. He distinguished himself greatly not just a performer, but also a composer.”

Thomas’ performance and career as a concert pianist were recently featured in Town & Country ( and WWD ( In anticipation of the Carnegie Hall performance, 360bespoke founding partners Jeremy Murphy and Joe Wilson escorted Thomas to the Town & Country offices in Hearst Magazines’ iconic New York headquarters for his interview (see photo).

Two of Wands, the luxury knitwear company started by Alexandra Tavel, was recently chosen by Etsy, a global creative marketplace, as one of four artists to participate in the recently launched Etsy Studio. The new platform is focused on selling craft supplies instead of finished products, encouraging stylish clientele to put on their DIY hats and make their own creations, assisted by daily tutorials and live content updates. Alexandra was chosen to represent the Fiber Art Supplies studio. Her products — patterns and supplies — are available on the new forum, while her finished designs have been top sellers on the Etsy home front for years. Since launching in 2014, Two of Wands has been a breakout success, sought-after by international customers and boutiques. Alexandra’s garments and accessories for women and home have been featured in Mollie Makes magazine, LoveKnitting catalog, BuzzFeed, Etsy Editors’ Picks and numerous fashion and craft blog sites. She has collaborated with Lion Brand Yarn Company, DMC Thread and Little Dandelion knits, among others, and plans to expand Two of Wands into menswear and home accessories in the next year.

360bespoke has been retained to represent VitalFit Nutrition, a Boston-based company started by entrepreneurs Cameron Fischer and Alfred Schofield, who are creating plant-based nutritional products for “people who love to move, sweat and do it again.” Its first whole food, a tart-cherry nutrient that helps fitness enthusiasts improve mobility, agility, stability and stamina for their workouts, is already being sold in boutique gyms and fitness centers throughout the Northeast, with plans to expand nationally later this year.

VitalFit was conceived by Cameron and Alfred while on winter break from Babson College’s Graduate School of Business. Cameron completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Pennsylvania in 2015. He recently received his master’s degree in entrepreneurship at Babson. Alfred graduated with honors from UMass Amherst’s Isenberg School of Management in 2014, and also earned his master’s degree at Babson.

World-renowned violinist and style muse Charlie Siem has been appointed Artistic Director of the New Generation Festival and will perform “Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 26” by Max Bruch at this year’s event in Florence, Italy, on September 1. The festival will be held in the Gardens of the Palazzo Corsini al Prato, hosted by Filippo and Giorgiana Corsini, the IX Prince and Princess of Sismano. For more information, visit

Siem will also perform the Sibelius Concerto with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra on September 16. The music was written in 1904 by Finnish composer Jean Sibelius and is known for giving equal voice to the solo violinists and orchestra.

As part of a new health category, 360bespoke recently added one of New York City’s top cosmetic surgeons to our client collection — Robert Schwarcz, MD, FACS. One of few doctors in the world to be admitted to American Society of Oculofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, Schwarcz is on the front lines of cosmetic products and procedures, helping patients achieve “rejuvenated” looks — “natural, not pulled or done,” says the surgeon. He is currently researching a new Restylane product called refyne (galderma) which “flexes and moves with movement of the skin during animation, contributing to a soft, natural look, unlike previous filler which resulted in a stiff appearance,” says Schwarcz. “I was among the first physicians to obtain the products in NYC and have enjoyed working with these new products and adding them to my armamentarium for my patients.” He also trains other doctors to use these injectables.

The surgeon has also noted an increased awareness of “love bands,” a term coined in Korea for the horizontal roll of muscle that enhances the warmth of the lower eyelid, adding character to the eyes. “I heard from a few patients that after lower eyelid surgery with skin removal they noticed their eyes look slightly older and less warm,” explains Schwarcz. “When looking at before and after photos, I began to realize that the roll of muscle was gone and the contour below the eyelid that adds framing to the lower portion of the eye was missing in these cases, which made the cheek continuous with the eyelid. I’ve been able to address this by implanting fat transferred from the body or with various forms of implants, such as hyaluronic filler as a strip below the lower eyelid eyelash line allowing for a warm framework to the lower eyelids.”

Robert Konjic's new Audi Q5 commercial made its debut earlier this year. The commercial was filmed in Spain and Chile in 2016.

360bespoke has also been commissioned to help plan the 50th anniversary of New York’s legendary Bhambi’s Custom Tailors, one of the world’s premiere tailors of bespoke suits and custom alternations. The father and son team has catered to titans of industry as well as celebrities, fashion designers and politicians. Among their clients are 007 stars Daniel Craig and Pierce Brosnan, U.S. Senator John McCain, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, actor Orlando Bloom, fashion designer Calvin Klein and event restaurateur Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Fashion designer Tom Ford has even enlisted the company on the fly to recreate velvet jackets in a pinch. As part of the celebration, 360bespoke’s Jeremy Murphy will project manage a coffee-table book about the business written by Harry

360bespoke advisory board member Henry (Hank) Plyler announced he has joined the New York-based Barnum Financial Group as a Financial Services Executive. Hank will provide financial and wealth management to a large portfolio of clients, including business owners, corporate executives, small business owners, foundations, endowments and institutions. He was previously at Merrill Lynch, where he served as a Senior Portfolio Advisor.

And 360bespoke’s Jeremy Murphy is being featured in a UK documentary about the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park London hotel airing on London’s Channel 4. “A Very British Hotel” follows guests and staff of the legendary property for a behind-the-scenes look at one of the world’s most exclusive British palaces. Murphy, who staged and directed many photo shoots at the Mandarin Oriental, was asked to take part last July. “I had the great fortune of visiting the hotel several years ago and just fell in love,” he says. “I always find a reason to go to London, mainly so I can stay there. It’s become a home away from home and the staff are family. It’s a very special place, and I enjoyed being interviewed for the documentary and sharing stories about my visits.” The three-part series premiered on March 2.

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 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
--  -- 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"

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.

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

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 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.

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.

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
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 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 


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 ( 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. 




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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