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Thursday, February 14, 2019

#CulturedPeachy #LondonPeachy @NationalGallery #Boilly #ScenesofParisianLife BOILLY: SCENES OF PARISIAN LIFE 28 February – 19 May 2019


28 February – 19 May 2019 

Room 1 

Admission free

In 2019, the National Gallery will stage the first-ever exhibition in the UK devoted to Louis-Léopold Boilly (1761–1845), one of the most important artists of Revolutionary France.

At the core of Boilly: Scenes of Parisian Life will be 18 paintings from a British private collection which have never been displayed or published. Assembled by British property developer and collector Harry Hyams over the course of the last 60 years, these works from The Ramsbury Manor Foundation will introduce National Gallery visitors to an artist who was at the very heart of the Parisian art world throughout the Revolution of 1789, the Terror, the rise and fall of Napoleon, and the restoration of the French monarchy.

Best known for his highly detailed, exquisitely painted genre scenes, Boilly’s artistic production was diverse and prolific: over the course of his long career he worked in oils, watercolours, chalk, ink, engraving, and lithography, frequently using one medium to imitate another and producing thousands of works of art. What best unifies this vast and varied oeuvre is Boilly’s interest in looking. Whether depicting an audience and performance in a genre scene, or letting us spy on an aristocratic interior; tricking the viewer’s eye with an illusionistic trompe-l’oeil painting, or depicting a wide-eyed sitter in a portrait – Boilly was fascinated by the art of looking, and the art of being looked at.

Born on the outskirts of Lille in 1761, Boilly settled in Paris in 1785 and spent the following six decades there. His earliest paintings were small, relatively simple compositions, making use of only a handful of elegantly dressed figures in a fashionable, contemporary interior, often including ravishing still-life elements to show off his skill in rendering reflective surfaces. Many of these paintings had romantic or mildly risqué subject matter: Comparing Little Feet (1891, The Ramsbury Manor Foundation) uses a seemingly innocent competition between two young women as a means of exposing their legs and décolletages, whereas works such as Two Young Women Kissing (about 1790–4, The Ramsbury Manor Foundation) are more explicitly erotic.

In 1789 everything changed with the French Revolution. The old power structures that had governed almost every facet of artistic life were swept away, and without them the young painter was faced with exciting new opportunities. Suddenly, Boilly’s intimate, interior views for elite, private patrons got him into hot water: denounced by a fellow artist, he was hauled before the infamous Committee of Public Safety and accused of painting works that were damaging to republican morals. Luckily, Boilly escaped imprisonment, turning instead to paintings intended for public exhibition. Previously considered a rather lowly type of art, genre paintings now had a part to play in telling the nation’s rapidly unfolding history, and for Boilly this would reach its most ambitious and sophisticated expression with the painting that rocketed him to fame: The Meeting of Artists in Isabey’s Studio (1798, Musée du Louvre). In depicting 31 of the greatest luminaries of his generation – among them 18 painters, 3 sculptors, 3 architects, and 2 engravers – Boilly was making a grand statement about the modern French School.

At the turn of the 19th century, Boilly also began producing ambitious urban vistas. In these scenes, Boilly became the first French artist to paint views of everyday life on Paris’s streets and boulevards. Boilly’s street scenes can be characterised by their attention to detail, their high degree of finish, and their rich colours. They almost always include children, yet his paintings largely debunk the charges of being simplistic or saccharine that are so often levelled against his 18th-century ‘chocolate-box’ predecessors. In the painting The Poor Cat (1832, The Ramsbury Manor Foundation) a child stealthily picks a pocket while a family of beggars slumps lethargically on the pavement. The Barrel Game (about 1828, The Ramsbury Manor Foundation) features a game outside a wine shop which has its share of shady goings-on in the background, with amorous embraces and a man urinating against a wall. In A Carnival Scene (1832, The Ramsbury Manor Foundation) – Boilly’s late masterpiece and most ambitious street scene – costumed characters from every epoch Boilly lived through parade through the streets of Paris. 

As well as his genre paintings, portraiture was a constant throughout Boilly’s career – it is estimated he produced 5,000 small portraits in his lifetime. In the aftermath of the Revolution, Boilly recognised that the change in social structures had made space for a new kind of patron and portrait – small, affordable likenesses which he boasted he could produce in just two hours. These will be represented in the exhibition through works such as Portrait of the Comtesse François de Sainte-Aldegonde (about 1800–5, The Ramsbury Manor Foundation) and Portrait of a Lawyer (first quarter of the 19th century, The Ramsbury Manor Foundation).

Boilly was not only working in a politically revolutionary period, but he was also actively involved in turning representation – and especially the relationship between different media – on its head. It was he who first used the phrase trompe l’oeil to describe illusionistic paintings that "deceived the eye" by creating the illusion that depicted objects exist in three dimensions. In the National Gallery’s Girl at a Window (after 1799) although it is painted in oil on canvas, the use of monochromatic tones for the main subject, the blue border, and the ‘printed’ signature at bottom left give the illusion that we are actually looking at a print in a mount.

Dr Francesca Whitlum-Cooper is the curator of Boilly: Scenes of Parisian Life. She says: ”Boilly was an exceptionally talented artist – technically brilliant, endlessly inventive and extremely modern. He seized the opportunities brought about by the French Revolution, becoming one of the first artists to earn his living on the free market and anticipating the invention of photography with his thousands of quickly executed portraits. But as well as his canniness at navigating the market and his eye for innovation, Boilly had a strong sense of humour. His wry, witty views of the characters on the streets of Paris are just as delightful and engaging today as they were 200 years ago.” 

Director of the National Gallery, Dr Gabriele Finaldi, says: “From the aristocratic boudoir to the boulevards of Revolutionary Paris, Boilly's paintings reflect the tumultuous times in which he lived. Over a career that spanned seven decades his exquisite pictures pass from the world of 'The Dangerous Liaisons' to that of 'Les Misérables'. Interiors, portraits, genre scenes, and trompe l'oeil paintings tell the story of his passionate engagement with the most exhilarating city in the world, Paris. This is the first exhibition of Boilly's works to be held in Britain and most of them have never before been seen publicly.”

Exhibition generously supported by




Image – Louis-Léopold Boilly, A Carnival Scene, 1832 © The Ramsbury Manor Foundation. Photo © courtesy the Trustees 

Open to public: 28 February 2019

Daily: 10am–6pm (last admission 5pm)

Fridays: 10am–9pm (last admission 8.15pm)

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#FashionAlert @BFC #BritishFashionCouncil #LondonFashionWeek LONDON FASHION WEEK FEBRUARY 2019 A GLOBAL PLATFORM CELEBRATING CREATIVITY, INNOVATION & BUSINESS Our Coverage Sponsored by Hallak Cleaners the Couture Cleaner @hallakcleaners

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London Fashion Week, Friday 15th – Tuesday 19th February, will showcase over 100 businesses leading in creativity and innovation with visitors from 49 countries. This season the British Fashion Council are putting a focus on a move towards more sustainable practices and their Positive Fashion initiative through a partnership with BBC Earth and designer Amy Powney of Mother of Pearl. The collaboration will explore the impact fashion industry has on the planet while highlighting the positive tangible opportunity for sustainable fashion choices by businesses and mindful consumer behaviour.

On Tuesday 19th February, the Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design will be presented to Bethany Williams by the Duchess of Cornwall. The Award recognises creativity in design while embedding sustainability and community practices within the business.

February 2019 will mark the second London Fashion Week that the catwalks and designer showrooms at the event will be fur free. The BFC survey around use of fur continues to reflect what is seen as a cultural change with more designer businesses and international brands choosing not to show fur as part of their collections and increasingly more moving to being completely fur free businesses.

FACTS & FIGURES 
The show schedule features over 100 catwalk shows, presentations and events. This season, there are 52 designers on the LFW Show Schedule, 31 presentations, 17 events, over 60 designers exhibiting in the Designer Showrooms and 7 NEWGEN designers in the NEWGEN Designer Pop-up.

Today the British Fashion Council announces new data on the British Fashion Industry:


Consumer spending on womenswear rose 5.5% to £30.9billion in 2018.
Womenswear now accounts for 51% of the total clothing market, whilst menswear accounts for 26%.
Consumer spending on clothing is forecast to rise 25% to £76 billion in the next five years to 2023.
(Mintel, 2018)


Further stats:
  • The fashion industry directly contributed £32.3billion to the UK GDP in 2017 ($41.8billion). This represents a 5.4% increase after 2016; a growth rate 1.6% higher than the rest of the economy.  The Fashion industry employs almost as many people as the financial sector with 890,000 jobs (Oxford Economics, 2018)
  • £42bn contributed by culture and creativity to London’s economy per year (london.gov.uk)
  • £10m generated every hour by the Creative Industries (london.gov.uk)
  • 1 in 11 of all UK jobs are in the UK creative economy.  This comprises jobs in the creative industries and creative jobs which are in non-creative organisations (e.g. design or marketing teams within manufacturers). (Creative Industries Council, July 2018)
  • 1 in 6 jobs in London are in the creative economy (london.gov.uk)

LONDON FASHION WEEK FEBRUARY 2019 SCHEDULE

The London Fashion Week catwalk and presentation schedule, Designer Showrooms and DiscoveryLAB at The Store X, 180 Strand feature the very best of emerging and established names within the industry.

This season we are delighted to welcome back to London Vivienne Westwood, winner of the Swarovski Award for Positive Change at The Fashion Awards 2018. Victoria Beckham will show in London for the second season and following last season’s much anticipated first collection under new Chief Creative Officer Riccardo Tisci, Burberry host their catwalk show on Sunday 17th February.  London’s New Establishment continue to be a key draw with shows including Erdem, JW Anderson, Christopher Kane, Simone Rocha, Roksanda, Emilia Wickstead, Peter Pilotto and Mary Katrantzou.

The NEWGEN 2018/19 line-up, the internationally celebrated BFC talent identification scheme includes catwalk shows from Kiko Kostadinov and Matty Bovan on Friday, Halpern on Saturday and Richard Malone on Monday as well as Supriya Lele and Paula Knorr who host presentations on Saturday 16 and Monday 18 respectively. Wales Bonner will be joining the womenswear schedule for the first time presenting a co-ed show whilst Richard Quinn, British Emerging Talent Womenswear winner at The Fashion Awards 2018 in partnership with Swarovski will show on Tuesday.  NEWGEN Accessories designer ISOSCELES Lingerie will showcase her collection within the DiscoveryLAB and Alighieri and The Season Hats will both have a dedicated space in the Designer Showrooms.

The DiscoveryLAB is an experiential zone for thinkers, makers, explorers and innovators across the landscape of fashion, art, technology and performance will include presentations from Fabian Kis-Juhasz, HANGER, Katie Ann McGuigan, Miló Maria, NABIL NAYAL, NATALIEBCOLEMAN, POSTER GIRL, Renata Brenha, Rue-L, STEVE O SMITH, UNDERAGE and Wesley Harriott.

New additions to the schedule include 16Arlington, Asai and Symonds Pearmain. Other internationally celebrated designers includeAdidas x Ji Won Choi, A.W.A.K.E Mode, Alexa Chung, Alice Archer, Amanda Wakeley, Ashish, Ashley Williams, Aspinal of London, Bora Aksu, Chalayan, David Koma, Edeline Lee, Emma Charles, ERRORTIQUE, Eudon Choi, Fashion East, Fyodor Golan, Gayeon Lee, House of Holland, Huishan Zhang, International Woolmark Prize, IZZUE, Jamie Wei Huang, Jasper Conran, Jenny Packham, Johnstons of Elgin, Malene Oddershede Bach, Margaret Howell, Markus Lupfer, Marta Jakubowski, Molly Goddard, Mother of Pearl, N atasha Zinko, On/Off, Pam Hogg, Paul Costelloe, Ports 1961, Preen by Thornton Bregazzi, Pringle of Scotland, Push Button, RIXO London, Rejina Pyo, Roberta Einer, Roberts Wood, Roland Mouret, Ryan LO, Shrimps, Tara Lilly, Tata Naka, Toga, OSMAN, Toogood, Xiao Li, Xu Zhi and Zandra Rhodes will be on schedule to showcase their latest collections.

London Fashion Week Partnerships
The generosity and commitment of our sponsors, suppliers and supporters is more vital than ever. Please help us by acknowledging their support for London Fashion Week September 2018: Official Sponsors Code 8, Evening Standard, JD.com, Inc., Lavazza, The May Fair Hotel, Mercedes-Benz, Nivea, The Store X, TONI&GUY; Official Suppliers Bags of Ethics, DHL, evian, Fashion & Beauty Monitor, The Gel Bottle, Getty Images, Lärabar, Launchmetrics, Peroni Nastro Azzurro, PROPERCORN, Propress, Scavi & Ray Prosecco, S by Sloggi; Official Supporters: The Department for International Trade, The European Regional Development Fund and The Mayor
of London.

Partner stories in numbers:
  • 32,000 miles driven between shows by a luxurious fleet of fuel-efficient chauffeured Mercedes-Benz cars
  • 20,000 cups of espresso served and 200kg of Lavazza coffee consumed
  • There were 3,000 cocktails consumed in May Fair Bar between 14-18th September 2018.
  • 17,000 Larabars sampled onsite
  • 9,000 cans of new NIVEA Black & White Invisible Silky Smooth deodorant sampled
  • 7,014 products used by TONI&GUY and label.m backstage
  • 4,000 Festival Tote Bags and Pouches will be produced by Bags of EthicsTM which have been made with ethically sourced cotton, non-toxic inks in an award-winning factory in Pondicherry, South India in which 90% of the workforce are women. The bag can be reused 5,000 times.
  • 3000 copies of the ES Magazine Fashion Edition handed out at LFW
  • 1000+ The GelBottle Inc nail tips to be used to create nail designs for Shrimps, Ashish and Ashley Williams.

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#UpcomingDaylight #FashionAlert @curvexpo #UnderneathitAll #CurveNewYork #WhomYouKnow INTIMATELY YOURS! CURVENEWYORK TELLS WHOM YOU KNOW...

Curve tells Whom You Know:

Eurovet Americas continues to lead the Intimate Apparel industry by creating a platform for the key players in the business sector. This year, the winter edition of CURVENEWYORK is taking place at the Javits Center on February 25-27. More than 350 brands will be exhibiting and show their Fall/Winter 2019-2020 collections. Over 3 days, CURVENEWYORK will show an environment rich in new and innovative brands, develop informational sessions on important topics in the industry, and present an exploratory area of the current trends. 

The Intimate Apparel market is transforming, and Eurovet Americas stands at the forefront by adapting CURVENEWYORK to suit the needs of retailers and brands. 

NEW BRANDS AND TRENDS 

CURVENEWYORK focuses on providing attendees with a selection of fashion forward brands and trend discovery areas on the show floor. 

Sexy intimate apparel brands such as Atelier Amour, Icone Lingerie and Wylde Lingerie, romantic Le Petit Trou, natural and functional Evelyn & Bobbie, and daywear Flora Dancia will all be located at the heart of the show. 

Elegant fabrics of silks, knits, and soft cottons designed in beautiful silhouettes to compliment the female form are present in the new loungewear selection at CURVE (Mey, Bondy, Ipek Kiramer, Iora Lingerie, Lavender Dreams, Ma Liberté, and Saint Haven). 

Italian luxury sleepwear brands - Verdiani, Lisanza, and Clara Rossi will bring European elegance to the show floor. 

Intimate Apparel is met with complimentary legwear categories - Falke, brings German legwear to the show with expert craftsmanship and pristine design and Homers at Home, offers beautiful indoor footwear. A new selection of foundations and shapewear is offered at the show with brands such as Bali, Fajas, Gemsli, Hanes, Shapeon Shapewear and Susa. 

Lingerie Addict Lounge 

A celebration of independent niche luxury brands intimate apparel brands will be present in a special curated area by Cora Harrington, the Lingerie Addict Lounge. The opportunity to discover innovation and craftsmanship at the heart of CURVENEWYORK. 

Cora Harrington will also host an exclusive signing of her book, “In Intimate Detail: How to Choose, Wear, and Love Lingerie” ! 

BODYWEAR 

In 1968, feminists burnt their bras in an attempt to free themselves from reductive sexism. Today we are seeing a new form of women’s emancipation expressed through tolerance and self-assurance. The bra is no longer an enemy, it is now representative of a barrier to comfort and freedom of expression. Through the rise of body positivity and female self-acceptance, bodywear has become a tool to celebrate the female form. 

Though the bodywear trend is moving towards minimalism, there continues to be a beauty of design in this category featuring lace, mesh and expert craftsmanship. With an aesthetic borrowed from dance, bodysuits become leotards and the bra becomes more like a top. Bodywear comes in many forms, from soft and comfortable (Chantelle, Else Undress Code) to more elegant comfort with bralettes and bodysuits made with tulle and lace, embellished with silk, satins, embroidery, decorative straps and other frills (Jolidon, Aubade, Mey). CURVENEWYORK will display a celebration of bodywear in a mannequin exhibition, featuring bodysuits from a selection of innovative brands. 

TREND EXPLORATION 

Intimate apparel trends are explored in the Concept Lounge, which will provide the attendees an opportunity to discover 4 different voices of the consumer. 

The Loving Voice – lingerie returns to fluidity in a positive, more confident spirit. 

Brands express this through delicate shapes and layers of ruffles and frou-fou. Think - Le Petit Trou, Ellipse, Flora Nikrooz, Rya Collection and In Bloom by Jonquil. 

The Emancipated Voice – lingerie carries the message of freedom and a new outspoken feminine being. 

Brands portray an ultra-feminine tone and accessorize their pieces with straps and lace. Think – Cosabella, Hanky Panky, Montelle Intimates, Underprotection, and Only Hearts. 

The Bold Voice – lingerie is architectural with a flair of design that screams individuality. 

Brands include a strategic mesh of colorful lines, bold insets and structured looks. Think – Bluebella, Undress Code, Bordelle, Playful Promises, and Jolidon. 

The Naturalness Voice – lingerie reconciles body and spirit in a desire for harmony with oneself and the environment. 

Brands design products to allow the body to breathe in free shapes that display the true form of the body. Think – Chantelle, Calida AG, Evelyn & Bobbie, Hanro and Hanes. 

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT THE SHOW 

NPD GROUP 

CURVENEWYORK will open with an exclusive look into the consumer behavior in the intimate apparel market. The intimate apparel market saw positive growth in 2018 and continues to gain momentum. By understanding the consumer buying habits, retailers and brands can more effectively curate a successful product offering. 

NPD Group brings Todd Mick, Executive Director, Fashion Apparel, and Kristen Classi-Zummo, Manager, Market Insights, for a dynamic market overview. Todd and Kristen will share the latest insights on market trends and industry performance, and they’ll reveal who is winning in intimates. 

Opening conference on Monday 2/25 at 8:15 am! 

CELEBRATION OF YOURSELF 

During the last session of CURVENEWYORK, attendees were given the opportunity to hear from leading social media influencers on their viewpoint of body-positivity and the role that it is playing in the intimate apparel industry. This February, Eurovet Americas in collaboration with Kimmay Caldwell (Founder of Hurray Kimmay and #MoreThanMyNumbers), will present a panel discussion discussing the general topic of inclusivity to build on the conversation beyond size inclusivity and body positivity. 

Topics to be considered will include how the industry is addressing a broader range of people with a focus on factors such as age, gender, race, and size. Attendees will gain insight into how brands are adapting their products and messaging to appeal to a wider audience. 

CADOLLE CONFERENCE 

At the peak of an important time for women as the freedom of voice and body remains a topic keeping its stride, it is exciting to celebrate Herminie Cadolle who changed the codes of femininity by freeing women from the corset and developing the 

modern-day bra. A very special presentation by Cadolle, will explore the evolution of the brand from when they first patented the bra to modern-day evolution. 

Following the presentation, attendees will have the opportunity to purchase a signed copy of their latest book “Cadolle, An Extraordinary Family Saga”. 

NEW GERMAN PAVILLON 

CURVENEWYORK will expand its international offering of brands and launch the German Pavillon this February, in its efforts to diversify the product selection for attendees. The international brand discovery section on the show floor will include brands such as Anita, Feraud Paris, Falke, Mey, Roesch, Susa, Triumph and Vossen. 

The aim for this section is to aid German brands in their mission to expand their ranges successfully in the US market and gain access to US retailers. It is promising that this session of CURVENEWYORK will have the most diverse selection of brands yet. 

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CHANTELLE DESIGNER OF THE YEAR 

This year Chantelle launched the Soft Stretch range that represents a small revolution for the brand. With this unique innovation, Chantelle has created a range of underwear that adapts to a wide range of sizes, from 36 to 44. “These undergarments, which range from a classic brief to a bodysuit, are ultra simple from a stylistic point of view. We want to demonstrate that everyone can adopt them and make them their own”, explains Renaud Cambuzat, Creative and Image Director of the Chantelle group. 

Chantelle has been designing lingerie for 140 years based on their missions of entrepreneurship, creativity and craftmanship. Over the years, Chantelle has evolved into a modern lingerie staple that eludes a chic and timeless style. 

EUROVET honors Chantelle as the 2019 Designer of the Year for its innovative and creative intimates apparel. 

ABOUT CURVE 

CURVE is the only show in North America solely dedicated to Intimate Apparel, Swimwear, and Men’s Underwear. The CURVE shows are produced by EUROVET AMERICAS, a EUROVET company. 

EUROVET is the undisputed world leader for lingerie and swimwear, with international events in Paris, New York, Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Las Vegas. It is also the French reference for sports textiles and equipment trade shows. 

CURVENEWYORK 

February 25 - 27 

Javits Center Hall 1A 

NEXT SHOW DATES / 

CURVENEWYORK August 4-6 

CURVELASVEGAS August 12-14 



The CURVE team would like to thank our press partners for their continued support: Best of Intima, Body Magazine, California Apparel News, European Life, Fashion Network, Fashion United, Lingerie Addict, Lingerie Insight, Lingerie Briefs, Lingerie Journal, Mann Publications and Swim Journal. 



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#curvenewyork #curvelasvegas to follow the show live and share your experiences! 

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

#MovietimeinManhattan #AStarisBorn @WBHomeEnt @StarisBornMovie @WBPictures @LadyGaga #BradleyCooper @RecordingAcad @TheAcademy @lukasnelson @JasonIsbell @MarkRonson @TheRealDiceClay @DaveChappelle #WhomYouKnow #HighestRecommendation A Star is Born Earns Whom You Know's Highest Recommendation A Star Is Born ARRIVES ONTO 4K UHD COMBO PACK, BLU-RAY™ COMBO PACK, DVD SPECIAL EDITION AND DIGITAL FROM WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT

There are two kinds of movies up for The Oscars: A Star is Born, and everything else.  Brilliant from the start, A Star is Born exemplifies excellence in both movie and music making and is perhaps the best modern example of the combination.  The celebration of unique characters and talent make this a complete winner.  Timeless wisdom emanates from the dialogue making this movie larger than life.

No other two individuals other than Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper could have executed such a triumphant victory that has enjoyed some of its first successes at the Grammys and BAFTAs this past weekend, and we think the awards are just getting started.  It should take all the Oscars as well says Peachy Deegan.  We heard Sean Penn also liked it.

Bradley Cooper as director curated the entire extravaganza so well, which is not surprising given all that he has learned from the legendary Clint Eastwood.  Does it get better than Eastwood?  We would say not, though we have not had the pleasure of working with him directly or going to his sets.  We also loved Jersey Boys.
Previously we reviewed American Sniper starring Cooper by Eastwood and Warner Brothers:
Cooper did reach his goal of allowing the production to grow, and you are going to love this film.

The A Star is Born story evolves flawlessly, and A Star is Born is the celebration of hard work and an authentic homage to the struggles of mental health, as referenced by Lady Gaga in her acceptance speech at The Grammys.  We love her as a brunette in the movie and she nails La Vie En Rose in her opening.  It's refreshing to see her without makeup at some stages.  We like her character's work ethic in the movie as she shows up for work instead of going to a concert.  People that want you make the effort.  You'll see what we're talking about.

The best example of why A Star is Born is a winner is that Bradley Cooper is not a singer and Lady Gaga is not an actor.  But you wouldn't know it at all because they succeed equally at both-the two of them.  This victory is only enhanced by their superlative onscreen chemistry.  They make each other better in every way and it is a total pleasure to witness.  You know Lady Gaga is an amazing actor when she pretends she doesn't know what it's like to be famous and successful in music!

Excelling in spontaneity, Jack played by Bradley Cooper is the quintessential tired, beaten-down rock star looking for the meaning in life.  Battling alcoholism and inner demons, Jack discovers Ally played by Lady Gaga, who brings rebirth to his music.  It goes to show you that you never know when you walk into a show of drag queens...or skid princesses as someone whom we know accidentally refers to them.

This movie is also a celebration of the role of caretaker, and explores deep-rooted family issues giving even greater depth to the work.  The pronounced sincerity throughout this movie is key to its success and they don't come more true and authentic than Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper.  Raw emotion and solid strength fluctuate at the right moments by the right people capturing your attention throughout.

The supporting cast and the extraordinary music are top-notch.  We didn't even recognize Andrew Dice Clay and the talents of Mark Ronson in particular are obviously unparalleled.


You could not spend your time more wisely than by watching A STAR IS BORN.
Vote for it in the Oscars if you can!

There's only one thing to do when the movie is over.  Watch it again.  We think we'll watch it on repeat until the Oscars air.  You can live life with your rose-colored glasses and see la vie en rose!

A Star is Born has Earned Whom You Know's Highest Recommendation.






Nominated for Five Golden Globe Awards including 

Best Motion Picture - Drama 

All versions include musical performances by Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga not seen in theaters 

Own it Early on Digital on January 15 

4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD debut on February 19 


Warner Bros. Home Entertainment announced today the early 2019 release dates of the 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, the Blu-ray Combo Pack, the DVD Special Edition and Digital versions of the critically acclaimed box office hit “A Star Is Born.” The 4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD editions will be available to consumers on February 19, or fans can own it early on Digital on January 15. The 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, the Blu-ray Combo Pack, the DVD Special Edition and Digital versions of “A Star Is Born” feature almost 10 minutes of never-before-seen musical performances by Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga, including “Baby What You Want Me To Do,” “Midnight Special” and “Is That Alright.” 

In “A Star Is Born,” Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga fuse their considerable talents to depict the raw and passionate tale of Jack and Ally, two artistic souls coming together, on stage and in life. Theirs is a complex journey through the beauty and heartbreak of a relationship struggling to survive. 

In this new take on the iconic love story, four-time Oscar nominee Cooper (“American Sniper,” “American Hustle,” “Silver Linings Playbook”) makes his directorial debut, and also stars alongside multiple award-winning, Oscar-nominated music superstar Gaga in her first leading role in a major motion picture. Cooper portrays seasoned musician Jackson Maine, who discovers and falls in love with struggling artist Ally. She has given up on her dream to become a successful singer until she meets Jack, who immediately sees her natural talent. 

The film also stars Andrew Dice Clay, with Dave Chappelle and Sam Elliott. In addition to playing Ally, Gaga performs original songs in the film with Cooper, which they wrote with a handful of artists, including Lukas Nelson, Jason Isbell and Mark Ronson. The music is original and all vocals for the movie were recorded live during filming. 

“A Star Is Born” recently received five Golden Globe nominations, including Best Motion Picture – Drama; Best Director – Motion Picture, Bradley Cooper; Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama, Lady Gaga; Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama, Bradley Cooper; and Best Original Song in a Motion Picture, “Shallow.” The film also received three awards from the National Board of Review, including Best Director Bradley Cooper, Best Actress Lady Gaga, and Best Supporting Actor Sam Elliott, as well as four Grammy Award nominations for “Shallow” for Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year, Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, and Best Song Written For Visual Media. 

The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc of “A Star Is Born” will feature Dolby VisionTM HDR that dramatically expands the color palette and contrast range and uses dynamic metadata to automatically optimize the picture for every screen, frame by frame. The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc of “A Star Is Born” will also feature a Dolby Atmos® soundtrack remixed specifically for the home theater environment to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead. To experience Dolby Atmos at home, a Dolby Atmos enabled AV receiver and additional speakers are required, or a Dolby Atmos enabled sound bar. Dolby Atmos soundtracks are also fully backward compatible with traditional audio configurations and legacy home entertainment equipment. 



“A Star Is Born” will also be available on Movies Anywhere. Using the free Movies Anywhere app and website, consumers can access all their eligible movies by connecting their Movies Anywhere account with their participating digital retailer accounts. 

Fans can also own “A Star Is Born” via purchase from digital retailers beginning January 15. 



4K UHD, BLU-RAY AND DVD ELEMENTS 



“A Star Is Born” 4K UHD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD Special Edition contain the following special features: 

· Jam Sessions and Rarities 

o “Baby What You Want Me To Do” 

o “Midnight Special” 

o “Is That Alright” 

· The Road to Stardom: Making A Star is Born 

· Music Videos 

o “Shallow” 

o “Always Remember Us This Way” 

o “Look What I Found” 

o “I’ll Never Love Again” 


DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION ELEMENTS 
On January 15, “A Star Is Born” will be available to own in high definition and standard definition from select digital retailers including Amazon, FandangoNOW, iTunes, PlayStation, Vudu, Xbox and others. On February 19, “A Star Is Born” will be made available digitally on Video On Demand services from cable and satellite providers, and on select gaming consoles. 


ABOUT MOVIES ANYWHERE 
Movies Anywhere is a digital movie platform that enables movie fans to discover, access, and watch their favorite digital movies in one place. Movies Anywhere brings together a library of nearly 7,500 digital movies from Sony Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox Film, The Walt Disney Studios (including Disney, Pixar, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm), Universal Pictures (including DreamWorks and Illumination Entertainment) and Warner Bros., and will continue to expand the consumer experience as more content providers, digital retailers and platforms are added. By connecting participating digital retailers that include Amazon Prime Video, FandangoNOW, Google Play, iTunes and Vudu, movie fans can now bring together their digital movie collections (whether purchased or redeemed) in one place and enjoy them from the comfort of their living rooms, and across multiple devices and platforms, including Amazon Fire devices; Android devices and Android TV; Apple TV; Chromecast; iPhone, iPad and iPod touch; Roku® devices and popular browsers. Movie fans can also redeem digital codes found in eligible Blu-ray and DVD disc packages from participating studios and enjoy them through Movies Anywhere. Movies Anywhere – your movies, together at last. 



ABOUT DIGITAL 
*Digital movies or TV episodes allow fans to watch a digital version of their movie or TV show anywhere, on their favorite devices. Digital movies or TV episodes are included with the purchase of specially marked Blu-ray discs. With digital, consumers are able to instantly stream and download movies and TV shows to TVs, computers, tablets and smartphones through retail services. For more information on compatible devices and services go to wb.com/digitalmoviefaq. Consult a digital retailer for details and requirements and for a list of digital-compatible devices. 

4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: February 19 

EST Street Date: January 15 

DVD Languages: English, Latin Spanish, Canadian French 

BD Languages: English, Latin Spanish, Canadian French, Brazilian Portuguese 

DVD Subtitles: English SDH, Latin Spanish, Parisian French 

BD Subtitles: English, Latin Spanish, Parisian French, Brazilian Portuguese 

Running Time: 136 minutes 

Rating: Rated R for language throughout, some sexuality/nudity and substance abuse 

DVD: DLBY/SURR DLBY/DGTL [CC] 

4K UHD/Blu-ray: DTS HD-MA 


About “A Star Is Born” 
“A Star Is Born” was directed by Bradley Cooper and produced by Bill Gerber, Jon Peters, Cooper, Todd Phillips and Lynette Howell Taylor. Ravi Mehta, Basil Iwanyk, Niija Kuykendall, Sue Kroll, Michael Rapino and Heather Parry served as executive producers. The screenplay was written by Oscar winner Eric Roth (“Forrest Gump”) and Bradley Cooper & Will Fetters. 

Cooper’s behind-the-scenes team included Oscar-nominated director of photography Matthew Libatique (“Black Swan”), production designer Karen Murphy, three-time Oscar-nominated editor Jay Cassidy (“American Hustle,” “Silver Linings Playbook,” “Into the Wild”) and costume designer Erin Benach. 

Warner Bros. Pictures Presents, in association with Live Nation Productions, in association with Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures, a Jon Peters/Bill Gerber/Joint Effort Production, “A Star Is Born.” The film is distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is rated R for language throughout, some sexuality/nudity and substance abuse. www.astarisbornmovie.com

About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc. 
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment's home video, digital distribution and interactive entertainment businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels, and is a significant developer and publisher for console and online video game titles worldwide. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees. 

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#MovietimeInManhattan @TheAcademy #Oscars2019 #WhomYouKnow ROUND TWO: STARS LINE UP TO TAKE THE OSCAR® STAGE



Javier Bardem, Angela Bassett, Chadwick Boseman, Emilia Clarke,
Laura Dern, Samuel L. Jackson, Stephan James, Keegan-Michael Key,
KiKi Layne, James McAvoy, Melissa McCarthy,
Jason Momoa and Sarah Paulson

A second wave of stars is headed for the Oscars® stage on Sunday, February 24. Academy Awards® producer Donna Gigliotti and co-producer and director Glenn Weiss announced today thirteen more Hollywood luminaries to celebrate the year in movies. The Oscars airs live on the ABC Television Network, and will be broadcast in more than 225 countries and territories.

“The array of talent anchoring the show this year has brought some of the most indelible moments in recent cinematic memory to audiences around the world,” said Gigliotti and Weiss. “They join together to reconnect us with the nominees, their tremendous movies, and outstanding performances.”

Previously announced Oscars presenters include:

Awkwafina, Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Tina Fey, Allison Janney, Brie Larson, Jennifer Lopez, Frances McDormand, Gary Oldman, Amy Poehler, Sam Rockwell, Maya Rudolph, Amandla Stenberg, Charlize Theron, Tessa Thompson and Constance Wu.

The 91st Oscars® will be held at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network at 8:00 p.m. EST/5:00 p.m. PT.


ABOUT THE ACADEMY
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is a global community of more than 9,000 of the most accomplished artists, filmmakers and executives working in film. In addition to celebrating and recognizing excellence in filmmaking through the Oscars, the Academy supports a wide range of initiatives to promote the art and science of the movies, including public programming, educational outreach and the upcoming Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, which is under construction in Los Angeles.

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#MovietimeinManhattan #LoisBurwell #CherylCecchetto #WolfgangPuck @TheAcademy #Oscars2019 #CreativeTeam #WhomYouKnow 91ST OSCARS® GOVERNORS BALL CREATIVE TEAM ANNOUNCED

Academy governor Lois Burwell, event producer Cheryl Cecchetto and master chef Wolfgang Puck will team to create this year’s Governors Ball, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ official post-Oscars® celebration, which will immediately follow the 91st Oscars ceremony on Sunday, February 24. The Ball’s 1,500 invited guests include Oscar® winners and nominees, show presenters and other telecast participants. 

This year, the 91st Oscars Governors Ball presents “Filmscapes” a compilation of images from world cinema, orchestrated with live soundtracks and instrumental movie songs to accompany live projected films. The ballroom décor palette of rich merlot with Oscar gold emulates movie theater design, to accentuate an immersive, movie-going experience. 

For the second time as the Academy’s Awards and Events Committee chair, Makeup Artist Lois Burwell will oversee the décor, menu and entertainment planning of the Ball. Lois won an Oscar for her work on “Braveheart” and earned a nomination for “Saving Private Ryan.” Her other feature credits include “The Princess Bride,” “War Horse,” “Lincoln” and “Ready Player One.” Lois, a member of the Academy since 1997, is currently serving her second term as Makeup and Hairstylists Branch Governor and holds the office of First Vice President on the Academy’s Board of Governors.

Sequoia Productions for the 30th consecutive year, helmed by Cheryl Cecchetto, will work closely with Burwell on the conception, execution and management of the event from start to finish. From micro to macro, the overall theme, design, colors, fixtures and textures all fall under Lois and Sequoia’s creative scrutiny. 

For the 25th consecutive year, legendary chef Wolfgang Puck and the Wolfgang Puck Catering team will set the stage for Hollywood’s biggest night with a menu pairing glamour with innovation. Vice President of Culinary Eric Klein worked closely with Chef Puck to create more than 60 imaginative dishes, from one-bite hors d’oeuvres to small-plate entrees, that will be tray-passed throughout the evening. Alongside signature guest favorites of Smoked Salmon Oscars, Potato and Caviar 2.0, and Winter Truffle Baked Cavatappi and Cheese sit newly created menu items such as Heirloom Carrot “Tartare”; Vegan Torchio Pasta with Arugula, Tomato and Caper Berries; Nashville Hot Fried Quail with Red Velvet Waffle; and Loup de Mer with Romesco salsa. There will also be made-to-order sushi and raw bar served atop hand carved ice. The pastry team of Kamel Guechida, Garry Larduinat and Jason Lemmonier will create a seemingly endless array of three dozen show-stopping desserts including the popular 24K Gold Dusted Chocolate Oscars, Golden Piper Heidsieck Champagne and Strawberry Push-Up Pops, Square Pillow Cake with Coconut Mango and Passion Fruit, Black Forest “Cherry”, plus multiple action stations such as Affogato with Housemade Ice Cream and Stumptown Nitro Cold Brew. Wolfgang Puck Catering CEO Carl Schuster will direct more than 900 event staff through the evening’s intricately detailed logistics to deliver guests a true restaurant-style hospitality experience.

The Governors Ball will take place in the Ray Dolby Ballroom on the top level of the Hollywood & Highland Center® immediately following the Oscar telecast.

The 91st Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 24, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network at 5:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT. The Oscars also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide. 


ABOUT THE ACADEMY
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is a global community of more than 9,000 of the most accomplished artists, filmmakers and executives working in film. In addition to celebrating and recognizing excellence in filmmaking through the Oscars, the Academy supports a wide range of initiatives to promote the art and science of the movies, including public programming, educational outreach and the upcoming Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, which is under construction in Los Angeles.

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#FashionAlert #VeganFashionWeek @veganshowroom #WhomYouKnow Vegan Fashion Week Unveils Designers During Grand Debut in Los Angeles Fashion meets activism in four-day experiential tribute to animals Our Coverage Sponsored by Hallak Cleaners the Couture Cleaner @hallakcleaners

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Vegan Fashion Week, a historic event dedicated to elevating ethical fashion globally, revealed its highly anticipated list of designers in exclusivity to attendees during its grand debut with a “vegan world” and two fashion runways at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles and California Market Center in Downtown LA. 

Ahead of the events for New York Fashion Week, Vegan Fashion Week invited like-minded designers and activists to the runway to showcase innovative, cruelty-free, and sustainable styles. Designers included: Dr. Martens, Matea Benedetti, Noemie Devime, Altiir, Bayem, Ecopel, Enda, New Rock, Mink Shoes, Mistohn, Sarah Regensburger, Chloe Trujillo, Vegan Club, WastedLA, Arsayo...



Vegan Makeup: Kat Von D Beauty
Vegan Hair Products: Giovanni Cosmetics
Vegan Model Agency: Margaux The Agency
Key Makeup Artist: Charlotte Prevel 
Key Hair Stylist: YUYU Yudelka Gonzalez Hair
Light Designer: Emmanuelle Pedron
Creative Director: Emmanuelle Rienda



“I created a collective runway with curated designer pieces from across the globe to show vegan alternatives that are ethical, sustainable and elevated,” says Vegan Fashion Week creator Emmanuelle Rienda. “We showcased Piñatex® pineapple leather, apple leather, eco-friendly faux fur by Ecopel®, faux wool, cork exotic skins and more.” 
In attendance at the California Market Center were notable vegan enthusiasts including Moby, Mena Suvari and Harley Quinn Smith among press, influencers, and the VIP ticket holders. Upon arrival, attendees were treated to culinary innovations by French Naturaw Chef Marie-Sophie L, plant-based, vegan cocktails from Café Gratitude with FAIR. spirits, and a musical performance by harpist Naomi Greene prior to the runway show. 
“After a very successful launch, I am already planning the next vegan fashion week in one of the biggest fashion destinations of the world,” says Rienda. “I am on a mission to challenge the fashion industry at its roots until cruelty-free is the norm.” 
See all the Vegan Fashion Week looks below:


About Vegan Fashion Week
Vegan Fashion Week is dedicated to elevating ethical fashion globally. This four-day event is designed to empower conscious brands and humans with an elevated platform for achievement, inspiration, and discovery. A tribute to the animals and an ode to the end of animal exploitation in all forms, Vegan Fashion Week is produced and curated by French creative director and animal rights advocate, Emmanuelle Rienda and merges fashion and activism with a deeply conscious twist.



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