Employee of the Month – July
Tyler’s commute to and from Connecticut would be easier if she were flying in from Florida, but she arrives and departs each day with a smile. Her thoughtful, kind and caring demeanor makes for all of the right ingredients of a JBC’er.
Removing her measured numbers (which are phenomenal), Tyler is our July Employee of the Month because she continuously strives to be a partner to all of her colleagues. She also manages to excel at her own challenging responsibilities and tackle roles that others steer clear of – all while simultaneously crushing a role with a new client of JBCStyle’s that had not been filled for six months by the client.
How does she do it? We won’t give all of her secrets away, but since joining JBCStyle in July 2012, Tyler has been a rising star and we can’t wait to see what the rest of this year and the years ahead holds for her.
One of Tyler’s favorite quotes pretty much sums up her attitude towards life: “Live every week like it’s Shark Week!”
Shouldn’t we all? Tyler is one shark in the water that you’d be happy to have on your side!
Products from Jason Wu’s new cosmetics line. Photo by John Aquino via WWD
The beauty industry gets two new players: Marc Jacobs Beauty launched today and Jason Wu’s first beauty line, created in partnership with Lancôme, debuts this September.
Jason Wu to Launch Cosmetics During New York Fashion Week WWD
Wu has teamed up with Lancôme to create a limited edition collection including mascara, nail polish, and eye-shadow. The busy designer has his own label to manage and he was recently named artistic director for Hugo Boss, but the self-proclaimed multitasker loves to keep busy. We’re looking forward to a pretty, feminine and classy collaboration between Wu and Lancôme.
Items from the Marc Jacobs Beauty line.
Photo By George Chinsee via WWD
Marc Jacobs Beauty Launches Today, Opens First Store Dedicated to Beauty marcjacobs.com
Available at Marc Jacobs and Sephora stores, the collection features a carefully selected line of products for men and women – all with Jacobs’ seal of approval. If you’re trying to get upgraded to Sephora’s V.I.B. (Very Important Beauty Insider) status, this line will help get you there because you will want to own it all!
The daily grind can take a toll on the average employee. No matter how driven and passionate you may be, there are some days that you find yourself making it through a day at the office without getting much done while emails and missed calls pile up into a mountain of impending follow-up torture.
How do you stay focused when everything around you beckons your attention? These tips may sound like no-brainers, but they could help you remain productive throughout the day. (more…)
Kate Upton in Sam Edelman’s spring campaign.
Shopbop Launches Russian Site WWD
Shopbop, an Amazon-owned company, launched the Russian-translated site today as ru.shopbop..com to take advantage of the country’s fast-growing online shopping market.
Sam Edelman to Expand Offering, Debuting First Sportswear Collection Vogue UK
The footwear label signed a licensing agreement with Kellwood Brands to manufacture collections for women and girls including clothing and accessories.
Target to Acquire the DermStore Beauty Group Market Watch
The acquisition of the DermStore Beauty Group’s family of companies includes DermStore.com, HairEnvy.com and Blush.com positioning Target to expand in the online beauty market.
Amazon Founder, Jeff Bezos, Buys Washington Post The Washington Post
Washington Post Co. sold its flagship newspaper to Amazon.com founder and chief executive Jeffrey P. Bezos for $250 million.
J.C. Penney Names New Vice President of Marketing WWD
J.C. Penney names Debra Berman senior vice president of marketing about a year after Michael Francis was relieved of the role due to his failed initiatives and strategies.
Dare to Disrupt the Fashion Calendar? Fashionista
The fashion cycle gets disrupted by designers and brands seeking to produce clothes in-season.
H&M Launches E-commerce in U.S. HM.com
Americans across the country can breathe a sigh of relief, H&M announced online shopping is now available to the U.S. featuring the company’s H&M Home Collection. Follow up question: When can we shop Isabel Marant for H&M?
The High Line is Hosting a Fashion Show, And It’s Free thehighline.org
The High Line Back-to-School Fashion Show is happening at the Chelsea Market Passage on the High Line. On August 29, the fashion show will feature looks for the Back-to-School season.
Hilary Rodham Clinton to Receive Michael Kors Award for Outstanding Community Service WWD
Michael Kors is a supporter of God’s Love We Deliver, a New York-based nonprofit that delivers daily meals to people with severe illnesses.
Photo By Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin – via WWD
Hudson’s Bay to Buy Saks, Lord and Taylor Gets a New Sister Huffington Post
Hudson’s Bay Co., parent company of Lord & Taylor, purchased Saks Fifth Avenue for approximately $2.9 billion including debt.
Rejoice, Little Monsters. Lady Gaga is Back! WWD
Lady Gaga recently released the cover of her new single “Applause,” from ARTPOP, her third studio album to be released Nov. 11.
Refinery29 Just Got a Facelift – And We Love It! Refinery29
Other than the obviously new logo, the revamped site features an upgraded user experience with improved categories, innovative sharing, improved e-commerce, and more.
Building a website can be a hassle if you don’t have the resources – be it funding, time, or a web designer you trust to design the digital face of your company. Sounds like some big shoes to fill. Enter Pagevamp, a service that allows you to turn a Facebook Page into a website.
Atulya Pandey, Fred Wang, and Vincent Sanchez-Gomez created Pagevamp to make creating a website easier, more sustainable, and less expensive. If you’ve got a Facebook page, you can create a website using Pagevamp’s library of designs and fonts just by providing the Facebook Page’s URL. The paid version offers additional features including a members page, a menu page, and the option to host your site at a custom domain.
A service like Pagevamp could come in handy for any of the creatives whom we work with looking for a simple solution to displaying their services or portfolios in a professional format. We gave Pagevamp a test drive today using the JBCStyle Facebook Page; within a few minutes, we were up and running with a pretty decent-looking website. With the free version, the URL will look like this: http://www.pagevamp.com/page/JBCStyle. Check out our site (JBCStyle’s Pagevamp Site) and the screenshots below and let us know what you think.
Oscar de la Renta Fall Ad Campaign Teaser via Instagram
Oscar de la Renta Releases Fall Ad Campaign Via Instagram Oscar de la Renta
Oscar de la Renta released the fall 2013 campaign images this morning via OscarPRGirl’s Instagram account. It was also announced that the collection would be available for pre-order on oscardelarenta.com.
Secrets Can Make Friends: Jay-Z and Barneys Possibly Chatting About a Future Collaboration NY Mag
The alleged conversations have not been confirmed by either party, but if there was a collaboration between Jay-Z and Barneys, it may be tied to a holiday campaign as last year the department store went with Walt Disney Co. and the year prior featured Lady Gaga.
Department Store Loyalty Programs Still Got It L2 Think Tank
Prior to the digital age, department stores benefited from the consumer data collected from loyalty program participants. Today, department stores still see the benefits as the programs provide the richest consumer data in regards to shopping preferences.
Guess what today is? It’s Hump Day! Woop woooop!!! Possibly the best day of the week – for camels. And anyone else looking to get over the mid-week hump and get $#!@ done!
Happy Hump Day!! From Team JBC.