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Monday, December 9, 2019

The Best of 2019: Day Two Hallak the Couture Cleaner

On the second day of Christmas my true love gave to me two dresses professionally cleaned by Hallak!

For over fifty years, Hallak Cleaners the Couture Cleaner has been entrusted with Manhattan’s finest wardrobes. New York’s fashion boutiques have been recommending Hallak to their loyal customers for years. They understand the importance of quality fabric care and protecting their client’s investment. While Hallak is known for their expert handling of couture and other precious items, they also make it a point to give your more casual garments the same level of attention. Their representatives are always on the look out for the hard-to-notice stains, loose seams, missing buttons, etc. You can trust Hallak Cleaners with your entire wardrobe and then some. A sample of some of their specialized services: 
Tables & Bed Linens
Suede, Leather & Furs 
Couture & Casual Wear 
Custom Interior Services 
Expert tailoring department located at both locations.
Complimentary Pick Up and Delivery Service 6 Days a Week. 
Hallak Cleaners
1232 Second Avenue (near 65th) 
New York, NY 10065 

and a haircut by Edward Tricomi!

Legendary Warren-Tricomi Salons co-founder Edward Tricomi is known for demanding excellence in everything he does. Be it hair, fashion, or music – when Tricomi is involved, perfection isn’t just expected: it’s inevitable.The roots (no pun intended) of his renowned career began after a suggestion from his sister that he try cutting hair to supplement his income as a musician. Growing up, Edward read Vogue religiously, devouring and absorbing the art within it. Moreover, as the grandson of a fashion designer, he was always surrounded and inspired by the world of fashion. Decades later, Edward is perhaps the most iconic and influential hair historian of our era.

Warren-Tricomi prides itself on being more than just a hair and beauty salon. All stylists trained at Warren-Tricomi are required to study and become experts in not only styling, but also fashion history. It is fundamental to the Warren-Tricomi brand that this extensive knowledge and perspective is present in every single haircut given in their salons. Few other salons can also make this claim, in the same way that few other salons are perpetually and actively on the forefront of beauty and fashion in the way Warren-Tricomi has been for the last 25 years. This significance and influence is evident in many facets of Tricomi’s business, one of which is the fact that they do at least three fashion shows each season, all over the world.

Throughout his prolific career Edward has mentored many well-known stylists including Italo Gregorio, Patrick Melville and Ric Popino. He has worked with virtually every celebrity, including Barbara Streisand, Mick Jagger, Nicky and Paris Hilton, the Kardashians, Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Alba, Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon. Edward is constantly garnering inspiration from the people he works with: models like Patti Hansen, makeup artists like Pat McGrath and photographers like Roxanne Lowit.

The legacy of Edward and the Warren-Tricomi Salons continue to be a driving force and influential cornerstone of both the beauty and fashion industries. Their cutting-edge techniques, coupled with their deep appreciation and understanding of history and those who have come before and inspired them, enables Edward’s business to be the embodiment of modern fashion and beauty; at once both trendsetting and classic. Yet despite his significant impact and illustrious, celebrated career one esteemed fashion photographer and devoted Warren-Tricomi customer calls Edward a “phenomenon and one of the most talented hair dressers in the world” passionate and devoted beauty pioneer and mogul Edward Tricomi will tell you he’s never worked a day in his life.

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#MovietimeinManhattan @WBPictures #ClintEastwood #CampPendleton #RichardJewell Clint Eastwood visits military base for RICHARD JEWELL special screening


Clint Eastwood, Director/Producer, attends a "Richard Jewell" Special Screening at Camp Pendleton on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019
 
 
 


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The Best of 2019: Day One #EdwardTricomi @WarrenTricomi

On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me a haircut by Edward Tricomi!

Legendary Warren-Tricomi Salons co-founder Edward Tricomi is known for demanding excellence in everything he does. Be it hair, fashion, or music – when Tricomi is involved, perfection isn’t just expected: it’s inevitable.The roots (no pun intended) of his renowned career began after a suggestion from his sister that he try cutting hair to supplement his income as a musician. Growing up, Edward read Vogue religiously, devouring and absorbing the art within it. Moreover, as the grandson of a fashion designer, he was always surrounded and inspired by the world of fashion. Decades later, Edward is perhaps the most iconic and influential hair historian of our era.

Warren-Tricomi prides itself on being more than just a hair and beauty salon. All stylists trained at Warren-Tricomi are required to study and become experts in not only styling, but also fashion history. It is fundamental to the Warren-Tricomi brand that this extensive knowledge and perspective is present in every single haircut given in their salons. Few other salons can also make this claim, in the same way that few other salons are perpetually and actively on the forefront of beauty and fashion in the way Warren-Tricomi has been for the last 25 years. This significance and influence is evident in many facets of Tricomi’s business, one of which is the fact that they do at least three fashion shows each season, all over the world.

Throughout his prolific career Edward has mentored many well-known stylists including Italo Gregorio, Patrick Melville and Ric Popino. He has worked with virtually every celebrity, including Barbara Streisand, Mick Jagger, Nicky and Paris Hilton, the Kardashians, Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Alba, Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon. Edward is constantly garnering inspiration from the people he works with: models like Patti Hansen, makeup artists like Pat McGrath and photographers like Roxanne Lowit.

The legacy of Edward and the Warren-Tricomi Salons continue to be a driving force and influential cornerstone of both the beauty and fashion industries. Their cutting-edge techniques, coupled with their deep appreciation and understanding of history and those who have come before and inspired them, enables Edward’s business to be the embodiment of modern fashion and beauty; at once both trendsetting and classic. Yet despite his significant impact and illustrious, celebrated career one esteemed fashion photographer and devoted Warren-Tricomi customer calls Edward a “phenomenon and one of the most talented hair dressers in the world” passionate and devoted beauty pioneer and mogul Edward Tricomi will tell you he’s never worked a day in his life.

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#SmallScreenScenes #TastyTidbits @alydenisof @KatieLeeKitchen @FoodNetwork @girlscouts #Cookies GIRL SCOUT COOKIE CHAMPIONSHIP CELEBRATES NATION’S GIRL SCOUT COOKIE OBSESSION BY TRANSFORMING ICONIC TREATS INTO SPECTACULAR DESSERT CREATIONS

Hosted by Alyson Hannigan, Four-Episode Event

Begins Monday, February 3rd at 8pm ET/PT

 Food Network and Girl Scouts of the USA have teamed up to celebrate one of the most-anticipated times of year with Girl Scout Cookie Championship, a four-episode primetime event that captures the country’s obsession with the iconic cookies. Cookies are only available for a few short months each year, making Girl Scout Cookie® season a nationwide phenomenon. Hosted by Alyson Hannigan (How I Met Your Mother), each episode challenges five accomplished bakers to transform Girl Scout Cookies into show-stopping edible pieces of art and takes viewers behind-the-scenes for an up-close look at how the treats are made. Judges Nacho Aguirre and Katie Lee are joined by a rotating third judge, including panelist Carla Hall, to ultimately determine which competitor made the most stunning creation. The results include a giant double barrel toasted marshmallow cake made with Girl Scout S’mores®, a ten-layer Do-si-do®/Peanut Butter Sandwich red velvet globe cake complete with peanut butter buttercream and Thin Mints® transformed into a three-tiered blueberry mint glacier cake.Girl Scout alums Hannigan, Lee and Hall are joined by current Girl Scouts each week. The series kicks off Monday, February 3rd at 8pm ET/PT.

“We are all obsessed with Girl Scout Cookies – from Thin Mints® to Shortbread/Trefoils®, everyone has their favorite,” said Courtney White, President, Food Network. “Watching these talented artists transform the beloved cookies into mind-blowing masterpieces makes for a fun, fast-paced show for the whole family.”

“We’re excited to celebrate Girl Scout Cookie season with Food Network!” said Girl Scouts of the USA CEO Sylvia Acevedo. “These beloved treats are part of the largest girl-led entrepreneurial program in the world-each purchase helps girls learn important business skills and have impactful leadership experiences. As Girl Scout Cookie Championship shows, there are many exciting things girls do in Girl Scouts, from the cookie program to space exploration to outdoor adventures to incredible travel opportunities. There’s something for every girl!”

“I’m thrilled to be hosting Girl Scout Cookie Championship,” said Hannigan. “The creativity and expertise of these bakers is amazing and the cookies themselves bring back so many childhood memories – I can’t wait to share the show with my girls.”

In each episode, five talented bakers go head-to-head to determine who will be named Girl Scout Cookie champion. The competitors must make a large amount of creative and delicious treats using Girl Scout Cookies and then flex their business skills, tap into their inner entrepreneur and sell their creations, just like Girl Scouts do. The sweets are tested by host Alyson Hannigan, the judges and a crowd of hungry tasters who decide who stays and who goes. The remaining contestants must then make a themed, mind-blowing creation that transforms Girl Scout Cookies into an edible masterpiece and only the most impressive baker is left standing.

Viewers can head to Food Network’s social pages to catch up with host Alyson Hannigan, get to know the judges’ favorite Girl Scout Cookies and watch as they attempt a blindfolded taste test. Plus, take the Girl Scout Cookie quiz to see if you can identify these famous treats. Join the conversation using #GirlScoutCookieChampionship and tell us which Girl Scout Cookie you’re obsessed with.

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FOOD NETWORK (www.foodnetwork.com) is a unique lifestyle network, website and magazine that connects viewers to the power and joy of food. The network strives to be viewers’ best friend in food and is committed to leading by teaching, inspiring, empowering and entertaining through its talent and expertise. Food Network is distributed to nearly 100 million U.S. households and draws over 46 million unique web users monthly. Since launching in 2009, Food Network Magazine’s rate base has grown 13 times and is the No. 2 best-selling monthly magazine on the newsstand, with 13.5 million readers. Food Network is owned by Discovery, Inc., a global leader in real life entertainment spanning 220 countries and territories; the portfolio also includes Discovery Channel, HGTV, TLC, Investigation Discovery, and OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.


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#FashionAlert #LondonPeachy @BFC THE FASHION AWARDS 2019 WINNERS ANNOUNCED Our Coverage Sponsored by Hallak Cleaners the Couture Cleaner @hallakcleaners @hallakcouturecleaner



For over fifty years, Hallak Cleaners the Couture Cleaner has been entrusted with Manhattan’s finest wardrobes. New York’s fashion boutiques have been recommending Hallak to their loyal customers for years. They understand the importance of quality fabric care and protecting their client’s investment. While Hallak is known for their expert handling of couture and other precious items, they also make it a point to give your more casual garments the same level of attention. Their representatives are always on the look out for the hard-to-notice stains, loose seams, missing buttons, etc. You can trust Hallak Cleaners with your entire wardrobe and then some. A sample of some of their specialized services: 
Tables & Bed Linens
Suede, Leather & Furs 
Couture & Casual Wear 
Custom Interior Services 
Expert tailoring department located at both locations.
Complimentary Pick Up and Delivery Service 6 Days a Week. 
Hallak Cleaners
1232 Second Avenue (near 65th)
New York, NY 10065 
If you have any questions or would like to schedule a pick up, please feel free to email us at info@hallak.com
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The British Fashion Council (BFC) is delighted to announce the winners of The Fashion Awards 2019 which recognise and celebrate creativity and innovation in fashion. Tonight, The Fashion Awards welcomed a global mix of 4,000 guests, including key players from the fashion industry as well as members of the public at the Royal Albert Hall in London, to celebrate exceptional individuals whose imagination and creativity have broken new ground in fashion over the past 12 months; as well as brands and businesses that have transformed the possibilities of fashion today.
The evening, hosted by award-winning American actress, CEO, and producer Tracee Ellis Ross, celebrated sixteen awards, ten of which are put out to vote to an international panel of fashion industry experts, five Special Recognition Awards and a new Designers’ Designer Award, voted for by BFC Designer Members. Each winner was given a unique Swarovski crystal trophy, designed by Welsh artist, Ross Lovegrove.

The Fashion Awards 2019 Winners
Award for Positive Change: Signatories of the Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action 
Presented by: Amber Valetta & Halima Aden 
Accepted by: Emmanuel Gintzburger, Alexander McQueen; Gabriele Maggio, Stella McCartney; José Neves, Farfetch; Stefan Seidel, Puma; Thierry Andretta, Mulberry and Wolfgang Blau, Condé Nast

Brand of the Year: Bottega Veneta
Presented by: Rosie Huntington Whiteley 

British Emerging Talent Menswear: Bethany Williams for Bethany Williams
Presented by: Rita Ora & Liam Payne

British Emerging Talent Womenswear: Rejina Pyo for Rejina Pyo
Presented by: Bel Powley & Gugu Mbatha Raw

Special Tribute to Karl Lagerfeld
Presented by: Dame Anna Wintour and Lady Amanda Harlech

Urban Luxe: Fenty
Presented by: Tyler, the Creator & Janet Jackson

Business Leader: Remo Ruffini for Moncler
Presented by: Shailene Woodley

Fashion Icon: Naomi Campbell
Presented by: Sir Jony Ive

Accessories Designer of the Year: Daniel Lee for Bottega Veneta
Presented by: Karen Elson

Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator: Sam McKnight
Presented by: Emilia Clarke

Designers’ Designer AwardChristopher Kane for Christopher Kane
Presented by: Kylie Minogue

Trailblazer Award: Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen
Presented by: Naomi Campbell

British Designer of the Year Menswear: Kim Jones for Dior Men
Presented by: Miguel & Kaia Gerber
Accepted by Donatella Versace

British Designer of the Year Womenswear: Daniel Lee for Bottega Veneta
Presented by: Emma Roberts

Model of the Year: Adut Akech
Presented by: Pierpaolo Piccioli & Edward Enninful

Designer of the Year: Daniel Lee for Bottega Veneta
Presented by: Naomi Watts

Outstanding Achievement Award: Giorgio Armani
Presented by: Julia Roberts & Cate Blanchett


Alongside all the celebrated awards, NEW WAVE: Creatives 2019 were given special mention by BFC Ambassador for Positive Fashion Adwoa Aboah. The category was introduced at The Fashion Awards 2018 to celebrate the young global creative community. The NEW WAVE: Creatives 2019 represent 100 of the most innovative and inspiring young creative talents from around the world. The list highlights London’s position as an international epicentre and pays homage to the incredible success of both home-grown and international talent; while celebrating all those who play a vital role in the industry’s cultural and creative reputation. To find out more about NEW WAVES: Creatives please click here.
As well as recognising designers and industry leaders, The Fashion Awards celebrated raw creativity by hosting the Central Saint Martins, The White Show as part of this year’s ceremony. Each year the new intake of BA Fashion students is asked to create a design presented in white. This extraordinary collection is usually presented as an internal show. This year, for the first time, The White Show was brought to the Royal Albert Hall, recognising and celebrating the first creative steps of the next generation of fashion talent from all over the world, brought together in fashion’s creative capital, London. The BFC also sponsored The White Show through enabling the college to provide the students with sustainably sourced white fabrics to realise their vision. Little Simz opened the show and performed two tracks, Venom and Jealous, with The White Show.
In celebration of Mr Giorgio Armani’s Outstanding Achievement award, Mr. Armani presented an Armani Privé couture catwalk show to the guests as a gift to The Fashion Awards 2019 and invited long-time collaborator and music icon Eric Clapton to play the evening out.
Music producer Fat Tony DJ’d at the after party.
The Fashion Awards is the main fundraiser for the BFC’s charitable and talent support work. The BFC is a not for profit organisation focused on promoting excellence in British fashion and supporting the future pipeline of creative talent. The BFC’s work is achieved through a range of charitable initiatives which focus on education, business and mentoring schemes that support talent from school level, and emerging designers, to fashion start-ups and established brands. In 2018, the BFC raised over £2.3 million for its charities and business support initiatives, out of which £1.1 million will be allocated directly to scholars and designer businesses. The remaining money will go towards building an endowment to secure support for future generations.
Please support the next generation of talent by making a donation here.
The generosity and commitment of our partners is more vital than ever. Please help us by acknowledging our Presenting Partner Swarovski and Official Partners American Express, Bird in Hand, Getty Images, LAVAZZA, Rosewood London and Slingsby Gin for their support of The Fashion Awards 2019.

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#SmallScreenScenes #TopGear #CruisingPeachy @BBCAMERICA MOTORTREND GROUP AND BBC STUDIOS TAP DAX SHEPARD, ROB CORDDRY AND JETHRO BOVINGDON TO HOST THE ALL-NEW TOP GEAR AMERICA

MotorTrend Group, a Discovery company, and the Los Angeles production office of global content leader BBC Studios, proudly announced today that Dax Shepard, Rob Corddry and Jethro Bovingdon have signed on to host the all-new U.S. format of TOP GEAR, TOP GEAR AMERICA. Premiering in the spring of 2020 exclusively on the MotorTrend App, the only subscription streaming service dedicated entirely to the motoring world, the new TOP GEAR AMERICA will deliver a fresh, uniquely American take on the classic TOP GEAR format, and follow the motorized mischief and supercharged adventures of Dax Shepard, Rob Corddry and Jethro Bovingdon across America.

“What an extraordinary trio to add to the storied history of the TOP GEAR franchise,” said Alex Wellen, global president and general manager of MotorTrend Group. “Individually Dax, Rob and Jethro bring unique experiences, perspectives and genuine passion for the automotive world. Together they create all the essential and joyful ingredients that we’ve come to love about TOP GEAR – comradery, competitiveness and sheer curiosity. We can’t wait to share their exhilarating adventures as they traverse American car culture with each new episode of TOP GEAR AMERICA.”

“We’re thrilled that the U.S. fans of our global franchise will be able to continue to relish in all that is TOP GEAR—excitement, fun and passion. The clear chemistry between Dax, Rob and Jethro, in combination with the challenges and car stunts – ranging from the ordinary to the extraordinary – are certain to make TOP GEAR AMERICA a new fan favorite,” added Matt Forde, Managing Director, International Production & Fomats, BBC Studios.

Dax Shepard is a lifelong gearhead who grew up in Detroit and was raised by a single mother working in the automotive industry. As the owner of a 1967 Lincoln Continental, a 1994 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon, a Mercedes AMG E63 and several on-road and off-road motorcycles, Shepard’s deep passion for the car world is not only reflected in his hobbies but also in his art. He is the writer, director and star of “CHIPS,” about two motorcycle highway patrolmen, and “Hit and Run,” about a getaway driver who goes on the lam in order to save his girlfriend. In addition to his film credits, Shepard played Crosby Braverman on seven seasons of “Parenthood” and is currently starring in three television series: Netflix’s “The Ranch” opposite Ashton Kutcher and Sam Elliott; the ABC sitcom “Bless This Mess” with Lake Bell; and as the host of the FOX game show “Spin the Wheel.” Last year, Shepard launched “Armchair Expert,” a podcast in which he talks with some of the most iconic, creative personalities around the world. “Armchair Expert” was the most downloaded new podcast of 2018.

Four-time Emmy award-winning actor, producer and comedian, and Peabody Award-winning fake journalist, Rob Corddry has been a car enthusiast since his teens when he learned how to drive in a blue 1980s Chevy Celebrity wagon. His love for cars grew after driving to the beach every night in his buddy Jeff’s 1965 Mustang held together with bondo. He bought his first car, a white 1975 Ford Pinto wagon with woody walls and rusted out floorboards, for five dollars from a family friend. Having driven some of the coolest rides for five seasons on the hit HBO series “Ballers”, Corddry loves driving his 2018 Porsche 911 S, a 1978 Datsun 280z and is “merely fine” driving his boring Lexus RX 350. Corddry is best known for his work on Adult Swim’s satirical comedy series “Childrens Hospital”, which he created, executive produced and starred in. He recently wrapped production on Netflix’s “Medical Police”, a “Childrens Hospital” spin-off series premiering January 2020, and can currently be seen in the CBS comedy, “The Unicorn”. Corddry was a correspondent on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” from 2002 to 2006 and starred in other TV series including “Speechless”, “Happy Endings”, “Arrested Development”, “Community”, “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and more. Additionally, he has starred in several feature films including “Dog Days”, “Hot Tub Time Machine”, “Office Christmas Party”, “Seeking a Friend for the End of the World” and many more.

Jethro Bovingdon is one of the world’s most respected automotive journalists, having spent more than 20 years behind the wheel for many of the industry’s most influential media outlets including CAR, evo, DriveTribe, Automobile and MotorTrend. Besides being a skillful writer and analyst, Jethro is also one of the fastest car journalists on the planet, having won his class three times in the grueling 24 Hours of Nürburgring endurance race. Bovingdon brings a British respectability and sophistication to what is sure to be an otherwise raucous and uniquely “American” take on TOP GEAR.

The upcoming season of TOP GEAR AMERICA will premiere in the spring of 2020, and will be part of the MotorTrend App’s ultimate collection of TOP GEAR content which includes:
170+ episodes of the beloved TOP GEAR UK series spanning seasons 1 thru 25;
all available TOP GEAR UK specials;
three seasons (19 total episodes) of TOP GEAR: EXTRA GEAR;
MotorTrend exclusive BEST OF TOP GEAR episodes;
and full seasons of related series including RICHARD HAMMOND’S CRASH COURSE and JAMES MAY’S CARS OF THE PEOPLE.

TOP GEAR is the world’s biggest motoring entertainment show. The original British version of the show debuted in its current format in 2002, and has reached an estimated audience of 350 million viewers worldwide in more than 200 territories. Across its 25+ seasons the show has thrilled viewers globally with its unique blend of entertainment, humor and car knowledge. TOP GEAR is a fast-paced and stunt-filled automotive show that tests whether cars, both mundane and extraordinary, live up to their manufacturers’ claims. The long running series travels to locations around the world, performing extreme and often utterly pointless stunts and challenges to see what the featured cars can do and how much fun you can have with them. Celebrities including Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz and Will Smith have all appeared as guests in a regular segment where they set a lap time on the famous TOP GEAR track in an ordinary, everyday car. Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May hosted TOP GEAR (UK) for more than a decade before giving way to a new crew in 2016. Matt LeBlanc hosted the show for four seasons before handing over to the current line-up of Paddy McGuinness, Freddie Flintoff and Chris Harris.

The MotorTrend App offers nearly 8,000 episodes and roughly 4,000 hours of world-leading automotive series and specials including the most complete collection of classic TOP GEAR (200+ episodes and specials spanning seasons one thru 25), and every season of WHEELER DEALERS, ROADKILL, FAST N’ LOUD, GARAGE REHAB, OVERHAULIN’, BITCHIN’ RIDES and many more. The MotorTrend App is available for Prime Video customers in the U.S. on Prime Video Channels and on Amazon FireTV in addition to other media players and streaming devices including the Facebook video subscription service, Apple TV, Roku, Google Chromecast and on the web, as well as across iPhone, iPad, and Android mobile devices.

TOP GEAR AMERICA is produced for the MotorTrend App by BBC Studios. Craig Armstrong is the showrunner and Travis Shakespeare is executive producer for BBC Studios. For MotorTrend Group, Levi Rugg is executive producer. Mike Suggett is head of programming and development, and Alex Wellen is global president and general manager for MotorTrend Group.

About BBC Studios

BBC Studios, a global content company with British creativity at its heart, is a commercial subsidiary of the BBC. Formed in April 2018 by the merger of BBC Worldwide and BBC Studios, it spans content financing, development, production, sales, branded services, and ancillaries. BBC Studios’ award-winning British programs are internationally recognized across a broad range of genres and specialties. It has offices in 22 markets globally, including seven production bases in the UK and production bases and partnerships in a further nine countries around the world. The company, which makes over 2,500 hours of content a year, is a champion for British creativity around the world and a committed partner for the UK’s independent sector.

In the Americas, BBC Studios operates two production units – one in Los Angeles, responsible for ratings juggernaut and Emmy®-nominated Dancing with the Stars and multi-award-winning Life Below Zero, and the other in Brazil, where local productions Dancing Brasil and Bake Off Brasil have become breakout hits. The company manages joint venture relationships with AMC Networks for flagship channel BBC AMERICA (U.S.) – home of original series Killing Eve and global brands Dynasties, Doctor Who, and Top Gear (UK) – and with ITV for SVoD service BritBox (U.S./Canada), as well as strategic partnerships in Canada with Blue Ant Media for BBC Earth Channel and Corus for BBC Canada. The company also boasts a franchise management business and a robust linear and digital content sales and co-productions operation.

About MotorTrend Group

MotorTrend Group is the largest automotive media company in the world, bringing together Discovery’s fast-growing MotorTrend TV, formerly Velocity, and a vast automotive digital, direct-to-consumer, social, and live event portfolio, including MOTORTREND, HOT ROD, ROADKILL, AUTOMOBILE, and more than 20 other industry-leading brands. With a monthly audience of 26 million across web, TV, and print, and 110 million social followers, culminating in 2 billion monthly content views across all platforms, the company encompasses television’s #1 network for automotive superfans, a leading automotive YouTube Channel, and the MotorTrend App, the only auto-dedicated subscription video-on-demand service. MotorTrend serves to embrace, entertain, and empower the motoring world.

About Discovery

Discovery, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is a global leader in real life entertainment, serving a passionate audience of superfans around the world with content that inspires, informs and entertains. Discovery delivers over 8,000 hours of original programming each year and has category leadership across deeply loved content genres around the world. Available in 220 countries and territories and nearly 50 languages, Discovery is a platform innovator, reaching viewers on all screens, including TV Everywhere products such as the GO portfolio of apps and Discovery Kids Play; direct-to-consumer streaming services such as Eurosport Player and Motor Trend OnDemand; digital-first and social content from Group Nine Media and a strategic alliance with the PGA Tour to create the Global Home of Golf. Discovery’s portfolio of premium brands includes Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, and Science Channel, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in the U.S., Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport, the leading provider of locally relevant, premium sports and Home of the Olympic Games across Europe. For more information, please visit https://corporate.discovery.com/ and follow @DiscoveryIncTV across social platforms.

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#FashionAlert #LondonPeachy #SarahBurton @BFC SARAH BURTON TO BE HONOURED WITH THE TRAILBLAZER AWARD AT THE FASHION AWARDS 2019

The British Fashion Council (BFC) is delighted to announce that Sarah Burton OBE will receive the Trailblazer Award at The Fashion Awards 2019, on Monday 2nd December at the Royal Albert Hall, London. As the Creative Director of Alexander McQueen, Burton will be honoured for some of her most personal and visionary work to date through her narrative approach to the Alexander McQueen S/S20 show and for her extraordinary work in championing UK-wide craftsmanship, highlighting skills important to the brand and essential to the industry. In the past year alone, Burton has drawn on the expertise of the fabric mills of the North of England, Mallon linen and Irish beetling.

Burton has demonstrated a considered and consistent vision for the house, overseeing all aspects including brand image and retail concept; expanding to innovative retail spaces; new global flagship stores; exhibition spaces and educational programmes. This year saw the launch of the educational second floor of the Alexander McQueen flagship store on London’s Bond Street, a ground-breaking and highly innovative retail space. On the top floor, the flagship store hosts a unique community-building experiential space, intended to foster emerging talent and students throughout the UK; Burton founded an education programme which connects universities and colleges from around the country offering students the opportunity to enhance their knowledge of design and craft with the help of members of the McQueen design team. This pioneering approach starts in the UK and will be rolled out internationally in years to come.

Caroline Rush, BFC Chief Executive, commented “Sarah’s empowering and narrative approach to shows and her focus on community and appreciation of craft, technology and British heritage is what has made her one of the most respected designers of our time. Her commitment to sharing her vision and expertise with the future generations of fashion designers has been remarkable. She’s an incredible source of inspiration for many generations to come and we look forward to celebrating with her in London in December”

The Trailblazer Award was introduced at The Fashion Awards in 2018 and is one of the Special Recognition Awards, celebrating the very best innovators and creatives in fashion, whose work in the past year has been a game-changer and has significantly shaped the industry.

The Fashion Awards is the main fundraiser for the BFC’s charitable and talent support work. The BFC is a not for profit organisation focused on promoting excellence in British fashion and supporting the future pipeline of creative talent. The BFC’s work is achieved through a range of charitable initiatives which focus on education, business and mentoring schemes that support talent from school level and emerging designers to fashion start-ups and established brands. In 2018, the BFC raised over £2.3 million for its charities and business support initiatives out of which £1.1 million will be allocated directly to scholars and designer businesses with the remaining monies building an endowment to secure support for future generations.

The generosity and commitment of our partners is more vital than ever. Please help us by acknowledging our Presenting Partner Swarovski and Official Partners American Express, Bird in Hand, Getty Images, LAVAZZA, Rosewood London and Slingsby Gin for their support of The Fashion Awards 2019.

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#SmallScreenScenes #TastyTidbits #PetitePeachy #KidsBakingChampionship @Wolfiesmom @duffgoldman NEW YEAR, NEW BATCH OF TALENTED YOUNG BAKERS ON THE NEW SEASON OF KIDS BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP

Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman return to test the skills of twelve new talented young bakers to see who will measure up on the new season of Kids Baking Championship, premiering on Monday, January 6th at 9pm ET/PT. Over the course of ten weeks, the kid bakers, ranging in age from 10 to 13, will whisk through new confectionery challenges. The one with the most delectable desserts will rise to the top and earn $25,000, a feature in Food Network Magazine, and the title of Kids Baking Champion!

“The return of Kids Baking Championship is the sweetest way to kick off the New Year, as viewers delight in watching the competition together as a family,” said Courtney White, President, Food Network. “The new season promises more laughter and fun with Duff Goldman and Valerie Bertinelli, as well as impressive desserts from the kid bakers.”

Throughout the season, the kid contestants show off their creativity and baking talents in tough challenges that even seasoned experts would find difficult. From 3D dinosaur cookies, to Neapolitans desserts, to ice cream cone cupcakes, and trifles, they will be tested on their baking and decorating abilities to impress Duff and Valerie with the taste and presentation of their sweet treats. The bakers will also have to tackle other delectable desserts including creative fruit cakes, potato print cookies, and the classic dessert imposter challenge returns as well, with a new surprising twist.

On the premiere, Duff and Valerie take the bakers back to the groovy 1970s to test their cake decorating abilities by challenging them to create shag texture cakes. Each baker will select a cake flavor that they must bake from scratch before they can begin designing and decorating. The baker that crumbles under the pressure will be eliminated. On Monday, March 9th at 9pm ET/PT, the championship concludes as one talented baker will take the cake and the prize in the grand finale.

Kids Baking Championship competitors include: Liam Bizjack (El Dorado Hills, CA; age 12), Morgan Chaffin (Glen Burnie, MD; age 11), Anthony Fontanez (Belmar, NJ; age 12), Sahana Gade (Sugar Land, TX; age 10), Phoebe Gore (New York, NY; age 11), Sam Occhiogrosso (West Hartford, CT; age 11), Graysen Pinder (Wilmington, NC; age 13), Elise Sammis (Chapin, SC; age 11), Saleem Sandhu (Yuba City, CA; age 12), Avner Schwartz (Haverford, PA; age 12), Reggie Strom (Bend, OR; age 12), and Naima Winston (Baltimore, MD; age 11).

Fans can relive the most dramatic, creative, and adorable moments with video and photo highlights at

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#CulturedPeachy #LondonPeachy #ItalyPeachy @NationalGallery THE NATIONAL GALLERY 2019-20 ITALIAN ART EXHIBITIONS

LEONARDO: EXPERIENCE A MASTERPIECE
Commissioned and Produced by the National Gallery. Created by 59 Productions
Extended until 26 January 2020
Ground Floor Galleries

TITIAN: LOVE DESIRE DEATH
16 March – 14 June 2020 
Main Floor Galleries 

ARTEMISIA 
4 April – 26 July 2020 
Sainsbury Wing 

THE CREDIT SUISSE EXHIBITION: RAPHAEL
3 October 2020 – 24 January 2021 
North Galleries

Leonardo: Experience a Masterpiece, commissioned & produced by the National Gallery and created by 59 Productions. 
Photo by Justin Sutcliffe. 



LEONARDO: EXPERIENCE A MASTERPIECE
Now extended until 26 January 2020 

Ground Floor Galleries
Admission charge
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500 years after his death, Leonardo remains one of the world’s most popular artists and the National Gallery’s Leonardo: Experience a Masterpiece provides an immersive exploration of his genius as a painter, focusing on The Virgin of the Rocks. Critics have described the Experience as ‘atmospheric’ ‘fun and informative’ and ‘a bold move.’

The ground floor galleries have been completely transformed into a space that investigates The Virgin of the Rocks and the inventive mind that created it. 

A wide range of multi-sensory experiences are presented across four separate rooms. Visitors are able to step inside a similar chapel-setting and see what art historical research suggests the painting’s setting may have looked like. They can explore Leonardo’s own research, which informed the specific compositions in the painting. In addition they can see how Leonardo used his scientific studies to create strong effects of light and shadow in his painting. The modern process of discovery in a conservation studio, where the mysteries and secrets of a painting are uncovered, are also brought to life with visitors being able to engage in detail with the latest findings underneath The Virgin of the Rocks. 

The experience has been created by 59 Productions, the multi award-winning company of artists, architects, designers and technologists behind the video design of the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Children go free - up to four free under-18 tickets can be booked with each adult ticket. 



Sponsored by




Supported by




Moretti Fine Art Ltd




Titian, Rape of Europa, 1562 © Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston



TITIAN: LOVE DESIRE DEATH
16 March – 14 June 2020 

Main Floor Galleries
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Titian’s epic series of large-scale mythological paintings, known as the poesie, will be brought together in its entirety for the first time since the late 16th century at the National Gallery next March. 

From the original cycle of six paintings, the exhibition will reunite Danaë (1551–3, The Wellington Collection, Apsley House); Venus and Adonis (1554, Prado, Madrid); Diana and Actaeon (1556–9) and Diana and Callisto (1556–9), jointly owned by the National Gallery and the National Galleries of Scotland; and the recently conserved Rape of Europa (1562) from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston. 

Following its landmark decision to lend works on a temporary basis for the first time in its 119-year history, the Wallace Collection will lend its painting from the cycle, Perseus and Andromeda, (1554–6), to the exhibition in Trafalgar Square. 

The National Gallery’s own Death of Actaeon (1559–75), originally conceived as part of the series, but only executed much later and never delivered, will also be displayed in London. 

Painted between about 1551 and 1562 the poesie are among the most original visual interpretations of Classical myth of the early modern era and are touchstone works in the history of European painting for their rich, expressive rendering. 

All the paintings revolve around love and desire: their fruits and perils. Combining Titian’s remarkable talent as both artist and storyteller, the mythological scenes capture moments of high drama; a fatal encounter, a shameful discovery, a hasty abduction. In these paintings Titian expertly manipulates paint and colour to dazzling effect; capturing luminous flesh, sumptuous fabrics, water and reflection, as well as atmospheric, almost enchanted, landscapes. His characters show very human, and relatable, emotions: euphoria, concern, guilt, surprise, shame, desperation, anguish, and terror. 

Exhibition organised by the National Gallery, the National Galleries of Scotland, the Museo Nacional del Prado and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston.

Exhibition sponsored by

Supported by 

Moretti Fine Art Ltd
The Vaseppi Trust
Andrew Bentley and Fiona Garland
And other donors

The Sunley exhibition programme is supported by the Bernard Sunley Foundation




Artemisia Gentileschi, Self-Portrait as a Lute Player, c. 1615-18 © Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art





ARTEMISIA
4 April – 26 July 2020

Sainsbury Wing
Admission charge
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For the first time in the UK, a major monographic exhibition of the work of Artemisia Gentileschi (1593–1654, or later), will open at the National Gallery in April 2020.
At the centre of the exhibition will be the Gallery’s recently acquired Self Portrait as Saint Catherine of Alexandria (about 1615–17), which will be displayed alongside other closely related works by Artemisia for the first time since its discovery in 2017.

Artemisia Gentileschi is considered one of the most accomplished followers of Caravaggio, whom she must have known personally through her father, Orazio Gentileschi. At a time when women artists were not easily accepted, she was exceptional for becoming the first female member of the Accademia delle Arti del Disegno in Florence and for enjoying a long and successful career, spanning more than forty years.

Artemisia will bring together around thirty-five works by the Italian Baroque artist from both public institutions and private collections around the world. The exhibition will present a highly selective survey of Artemisia’s career – from her youthful training in Rome, where she learnt to paint under the guidance of her father, to her formative years in Florence and her return to Rome just a few years later. The exhibition will end with Artemisia’s brief trip to London, to join her dying father, and the establishment of her studio in Naples, where she lived for the last 25 years of her life.


Key loans will include Artemisia Gentileschi’s Self-Portrait as a Lute Player (about 1615–18) from the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, Connecticut, painted around the same time as the National Gallery’s own painting.

Exhibition supported by







Raphael, Saint Catherine of Alexandria, about 1507 © The National Gallery, London 



THE CREDIT SUISSE EXHIBITION: RAPHAEL
3 October 2020 – 24 January 2021

North Galleries
Admission charge
Members go free

A painter, draughtsman, architect, archaeologist, and poet who captured in his art the human and the divine, love, friendship, learning, and power, who gave us quintessential images of community and civilisation: Raphael’s life was short, his work prolific, and his legacy immortal. 

In the year that marks the 500th anniversary of Raphael’s death, the National Gallery will present one of the first-ever exhibitions to explore the complete career of this giant of the Italian Renaissance. 

In his brief career, spanning just two decades, Raffaello Santi (1483–1520) shaped the course of Western culture like few artists before or since. This exhibition will examine not just his celebrated paintings and drawings - but also his not so widely known work in architecture, archaeology, poetry, and design for sculpture, tapestry, prints, and the applied arts. The aim is to do something no previous Raphael exhibition has ever done - explore every aspect of his multimedia activity.

The Credit Suisse Exhibition: Raphael will demonstrate why Raphael plays such a pivotal role in the history of Western art, and seek to understand why his work remains relevant to us today. There will be more than ninety exhibits, with focus on autograph works and those in media he did not practice himself but for which he provided designs. 

Loans from across his entire career – many of them unprecedented – will be travelling to London from around the world, to join 10 works from the National Gallery’s outstanding collection of Raphaels. Lenders will include the Louvre, Musei Vaticani, Galleria degli Uffizi, National Gallery of Art (Washington DC), and the Museo Nacional del Prado.

Work and activities that cannot be represented by original exhibits – such as the monumental frescoed rooms in the Vatican Palace, known as the Stanze of Raphael – will be presented in other innovative ways.






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