Be+Spoke Awards

YOU DESERVE AN AWARD: INTRODUCING THE BESPOKE COMMUNICATION AWARDS

THE 2017 BESPOKE COMMUNICATION AWARDS ARE HERE!

Tailor-made to celebrate excellence among fashion and lifestyle communication professionals, the BCAs are a groundbreaking opportunity to get some much-needed recognition for all your hard work.

HERE’S WHAT LIFE IS LIKE AFTER WINNING A BCA AWARD:

  • Your expertise and contributions have been VALIDATED and you’re reveling in the extra confidence boost. You have been positioned as a LEADER in the space which means…
  • It’s way easier to WIN new business (better clients and bigger budgets) and attract top talent and partners. It’s a literal promo party every morning in your inbox as people start HOUNDING you with opportunities – no extra effort required.
  • And that’s cool, because with your added CREDIBILITY you’re charging more, saying NO to what doesn’t light you up, and experiencing way more control over your career.

SOUND GOOD? HERE’S MORE!

We have designed the BCAs as a global online program (no need to purchase an event ticket in addition to your award application fee just to sit in a badly lit hotel ballroom and eat mediocre chicken!).

Winners get a trophy to be sure, but we are also preparing customized gifts with some truly amazing goodies including jewelry and personalized artwork by a fashion illustrator. Winners will also receive a profile in Linger Magazine – instant publicity!

Now, I don’t have to convince you that amazing things happen when young women are supported to put their own unique voice out into the world. We will be donating a portion of profits to WriteGirl, a Los Angeles-based organization that promotes creativity and self-expression to empower teen girls through writing workshops and mentorship.

READY TO TAKE A LOOK?

The 2017 Bespoke Communication Awards is ready for you!

Agencies, in-house teams, brands, individuals, media and vendors are welcome to apply. There are 30 awards across 4 categories, including a no-fee, peer nomination-based “Favorites” category you can fill out right now!

Here are 4 of my favorite awards:

  • Work, Life, Balance & Culture – agency life is can’t stop won’t stop, but we should take a moment to recognize those who invest in their teams
  • Best Social Good Campaign – I am sucker for the feel-good, do-gooders in the world
  • Media Mailers or Sample Sends – buh-bye file folders and stickers, so excited to see how you capture attention in crazy, cool and creative ways
  • Favorite Editor to Work With- some of the BCA awards are simple nominations and completely free – lets come together and shine the spotlight on those who make our PR hearts sing!

Take advantage of our early deadline and save on awards submitted by March 21, 2017

Once you have purchased your award(s), you will receive an email with a link to your application form – fill that out by the early deadline and you’ll be all set!

It’s always exciting (and nerve-wracking) to bring a new idea into the world. The BCAs were designed to honor you and to help mold industry best practices. Please feel free to reach out with any feedback or suggestions!

Love,

Cofi

A flair for fashion is a trait that you behold.  To behold a unique fashion accessory that adds flair to your style is fashionably epic.

Cofi epitomizes this trait with a impeccable collection of leathers and Italian foil prints. Always seeking to push boundaries in fashion trends,  it is obvious that Cofi recognizes that their dedication to quality leather production is what sets their collection apart from other leather manufacturers. Their unique approach to adding functionality to any outfit is a one-of-a-kind value that can’t be ignored. From handbags, wallets and clutches to boots and shoes, you will feel pride when you choose among the many items Cofi creates with dedication to top construction.  An item from Cofi is much like having the best fashion secret in your possession. Come show the world your flair with Cofi.

Watch video here: http://bit.ly/2kj4fYN

Cofi will be showcasing at the Nolcha Shows during New York Fashion Week on February 15. Find out more about Cofi at www.cofileathers.com.

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Linger Magazine is a proud media sponsor of The Nolcha Shows Fashion Media Lounge at the Bryant Park Hotel.

Eminence Organic Skincare

A seasonal scent of love’s holiday

Linger Magazine has partnered with Eminence Organic Skincare to kick off love’s holiday with our #IlluminateLove giveaway to celebrate the season of love! We are giving away 1 full 8.2 ounce bottle of their luxuriously silky smooth Apricot Body Oil. Its sweet yet exotic scent is a wonderful fit for a romantic moment on St. Valentine’s Day. Want a chance to win? Here is how to register:

  • Simply click on the image above to be directed to our Instagram page.
  • Follow Linger Magazine’s Instagram account and like the contest image.
  • Then, comment under the image with the hashtag #illuminatelove.

That’s it! Giveaway closes on January 30, 2017 at 11:59PM EST.

The winner will be picked randomly and contacted via Instagram with winning notification. Public announcement of winner will take place via Instagram page on Tuesday, January 31. GOOD LUCK!

OPI: New Orleans Collection

From the filigreed iron of its balconies to the jazz and jambalaya that permeate its air, New Orleans personifies grace, gumption and joie de vivre. The city’s indomitable spirit is the inspiration for OPI’s New Orleans collection.

New Orleans Collection by OPI features 12 gorgeous new nail lacquers and matching GelColors that take nails and toes from beignets at Café du Monde all the way to nightcaps on Bourbon Street in style.

Sweet, spicy, soulful and vibrant, the palette is perfect for a town where parades pop up everywhere, and dancing in the streets is de rigueur. Every day is Mardi Gras with shades like “I Manicure for Beads” and “I’m Sooo Swamped.” It’s always fair (albeit steamy) weather, with “Humidi-tea” or “Let Me Bayou a Drink.” Other hues – “Got Myself into a Jam-balaya,” “Rich Girls & Po-Boys” and “Crawfishin’ for a Compliment” – pay homage to the Big Easy’s world-famous cuisine.

“The colors of New Orleans are more vibrant than ever, and we celebrate them wholeheartedly with our New Orleans collection,” says Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Co-Founder & Brand Ambassador. “New Orleans is a place to recharge and revel. One where the atmosphere is delightfully diverse, where the food is epic and where music feeds the soul. We have bottled up a little of that special NOLA culture, all while supporting the city’s remarkable renaissance.”

New Orleans Collection by OPI includes the following shades in both nail lacquer and GelColor formulas:

Let Me Bayou a Drink
This refreshing blush pink is my treat.
Humidi-Tea
Beat the heat in this nude shimmer.Suzi Nails New Orleans
This light, bright pink hits the spot for chic.I Manicure for Beads
Throw me nothing but this luscious purple crème!

Spare Me a French Quarter?
Say oui-oui to this mellowed raspberry crème.

She’s a Bad Muffuletta!
Don’t mess with this hot red crème!

Got Myself into a Jam-balaya
A yummy mélange of spice and creamy peach.

Crawfishin’ for a Compliment
This light, creamy orange is perfect on me, isn’t it?

Take a Right on Bourbon
An intoxicatingly, warm metallic pewter.

I’m Sooo Swamped!
This verdant, creamy green is drenched in style.

Rich Girls & Po-Boys
Make a date with this china blue crème.

Show Us Your Tips!
Let’s see how this periwinkle shimmer looks on you.

New Orleans Collection by OPI is available in both nail lacquer and GelColor. Nail lacquers retail for $9.50 ($11.50 CAN).  GelColor is an in-salon, professional service only.

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MBFW RUSSIA

RUSSIAN FASHION COUNCIL SETS THE DATES FOR THE NEW SEASON

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia will take place from March 12 to March 16, 2017.

The Manege Central Exhibition Hall will feature the Fall/Winter 2017 collection runway shows by more than 50 designers from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan and other countries. Live transmission, virtual and augmented realities, Fashion Futurum international conference, Russian Art Heritage festival and vibrant street style – this spring many talented and stylish people will meet in the heart of Moscow to attend the fashion shows and events of #MBFWRussia.

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia will be opened by Kids Fashion Festival. A show by SLAVA ZAITSEV Fashion House will start the Week’s agenda of presentations and catwalk shows. Alena Akhmadullina, VIVA VOX, YASYA MINOCHKINA (Ukraine), Julia Nikolaeva, Dasha Gauser, Julia Dalakian, IGOR GULYAEV, DIMANEU, Saint-Tokyo, Artem Shumov, Lumiere Garson and many other designers will offer their presentations on the catwalks of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia.

Fashion Futurum international conference, which was successfully launched last year, will take place for the second time and will be dedicated to the innovations in fashion. Fashion Futurum 2017 will be focused mainly on the transformation that fashion industry is going through globally. World’s leading fashion experts will be speakers of the event as they will also host seminars and take part in panel discussions giving their opinions on the most pressing issues related to the new patterns of consumption, new technology, new production and educational models, new talents in fashion industry.

Anyway, Russia hasn’t yet seen an international forum of such a level, and even if a few dozen people from the audience hasn’t yet figured out but just started thinking about their perspective in fashion industry, this would be already a big win. Thus, step by step Russia will have a chance to become part of the bright fashion future, if not as a world fashion capital, then as a civilized and professional member of the international fashion community,” Kommersant business daily wrote about the first Fashion Futurum conference held in March of 2016 that was attended by Viktor Evtukhov (State Secretary and Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation), Carlo Capasa (president of Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana), Denis Pak (Director of Department of Internal Trade, Light Industry and Consumer Market of the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade), Eddie Mullon (Lightmetrics president, Fashion GPS founder and CEO, USA), Carl Waldekranz (CEO and co-founder of Tictail, Sweden), Sara Maino (Head of the Vogue Talents, Italy), Danilo Venturi (Dean of Polimoda, Italy), designer Denis Simachev and many others.

Each edition of MBFW Russia instantly becomes the main fashion event of the season as the leading Russian media outlets are going live from the Manege Central Exhibition Hall, top fashion websites are publishing the highlights from the runway shows, glossy magazines are making special supplements on the best designers shows of the season and Instagram features an avalanche of tens of thousands of images with the event’s official hashtag, #MBFWRussia.

Moreover, MBFW Russia is being covered by the leading international media outlets, for instance, photos of the last season were published by Vogue.com, BusinessOfFashion.com, Firstview.com, WGSN and at dozens of other websites. Leading Western media outlets also reviewed Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia’s events:

“Russia is again on the fashion map”. (W Magazine)

“It is certainly a positive move on behalf of MBFW Russia to put on their main schedule the collective shows from the young designers, that showed a lot of potential in terms of pursuing fresh concepts”. (Vogue Italia)

“Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia features a combination of the country’s successful and commercial designers alongside with up-and-coming talents”. (Fashionista)

The title partner of the Fashion Week is Mercedes-Benz. Follow the events taking place on the catwalks of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia globally live at www.mercedesbenzfashionweek.ru