FASHION AND ART
Emily Patterson 10, Sep 3 mins
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Viola Davis arrives at The Hollywood Reporter's Women in Entertainment Breakfast at Milk Studios on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Credit: Jordan Strauss)
Viola will appear in TV, print and digital advertising campaigns for Age Perfect beginning later this month

L’Oréal Paris, the #1 global beauty brand, proudly announces actress, activist and humanitarian, Viola Davis as the brand’s newest spokeswoman. In her new role, the 54-year-old joins an esteemed roster of diverse spokespeople including Celine Dion, Helen Mirren, Eva Longoria, Elle Fanning, Aja Naomi King, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Camila Cabello, among others, in representing the brand. The appointment builds on the brand’s mission to reflect the diversity of the modern world through spokeswomen, encouraging beauty inclusivity, self-worth and empowering people everywhere.

“As a young girl, I wasn’t always told that I was smart, beautiful, or worthy. I worked tremendously hard to get where I am today – overcoming feelings of doubt to become a woman who truly believes I am ‘worth it’ in every way. I believe it’s so important to build confidence in women from a young age, and to role model diverse perspectives of beauty. To now be part of a brand that has been championing women’s worth for more than 40 years and to use my voice to help empower others is truly surreal,” says Viola Davis.

Making her brand debut at an event in New York City yesterday, Viola will appear in TV, print and digital advertising campaigns for Age Perfect beginning later this month.

Viola spent most of her early life on stage, honing her craft with a theater degree from Rhode Island College followed by four years at Julliard. Since then, she has been paving her way for over 30 years, with powerful performances on Broadway, in film, and on television. Today, an acclaimed actress and the first black actor to do so,…

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Diane Keaton Headlines High Point Market
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Actress, author, and designer Diane Keaton will deliver the first keynote presentation of this fall’s High Point Market – the world’s largest international home furnishings biannual trade show – on Sat., Oct. 19.

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Victoria’s Secret unveiled the all-new Fall Collection with simultaneous appearances by the Angels in five cities across the United States. The Angels hosted Fall Collection Trunk Shows exclusively for Angel Card Holders at top Victoria’s Secret Stores, including locations at 5th Avenue in New York with Grace Elizabeth, Aventura…

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PHOTO FILE: Iván Navarro - "Impenetrable Room (Pink)", 2016
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Featuring works of James Nares, Iván Navarro, and Naama Tsabar

The Peninsula Chicago, in partnership with Kasmin, is pleased to present REVERB, an exhibition of contemporary art showcasing works by three artists whose practices explore movement, sound, and electricity, engaging with the rhythm and structure of the urban environment. This is the fifth consecutive year that The Peninsula Chicago has hosted a contemporary art exhibit at the hotel, in conjunction with EXPO CHICAGO, the International Exposition of Contemporary and Modern Art, the eighth edition of which will take place at Navy Pier, September 20 to 22, 2019. On view and open to the public throughout the hotel’s public space from September 20 through October 22, 2019, the presentation additionally coincides with the Chicago Architecture Biennial—another of the city’s most celebrated creative expositions.

Featured artists and exhibit artworks:

James Nares’ (b. 1952, England) multi-media practice encompasses film, music, painting, photography, and performance, investigating physicality and the unfolding of time. Nares’ Delta, from his Road Paintings series, continues the artist’s ongoing kinetic investigations—exploring the form, direction, and repetition of objects in motion by mark-marking using a mechanical road striper. Driggs II, a gilded pavement-stone rubbing of a…

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PHOTO FILE: Dolly Parton with Kirkland's From the HeART Collection
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Artwork inspired by the country legend's songs commemorate her 50 years as a member of the Grand Ole Opry

Bringing together their Nashville roots, Dolly Parton, the Grand Ole Opry and Kirkland’s have formed a unique artistic and philanthropic partnership to commemorate Dolly Parton’s 50 years as a member of the Grand Ole Opry with an exclusive wall art collection entitled Dolly Parton: From the HeART.

Available only at Kirkland’s stores and at Kirklands.com beginning Sept. 5, the collection is inspired by eight of Dolly’s beloved songs, beautifully interpreted on canvas by artist David Diskin. The collection will also feature an iconic black and white performance photograph of Dolly, taken at the Ryman Auditorium in 2015.

“I am very excited to be working with Steve Woodward and all of the folks at Kirkland’s,” said Dolly Parton. “I’m really honored to have a great artist, David Diskin, make my songs come to life with these great paintings.”

A portion of the proceeds of the limited-edition works will benefit the Opry Trust Fund, whose mission is to help those in the country music industry when they need it the most, by offering financial assistance during their time of need.

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Over One Million Art Lovers Flock to Wuzhen for Contemporary Art Exhibition
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Rare Pair of Edouard Cortes Paintings Surface and Sell
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Rehs Galleries Inc., a New York gallery specializing in 19th and 20th-century works of art, announces the discovery and sale of a rare pair of paintings by Edouard Cortes.

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Peru is acting as a leading voice for cosmopolitan activities to impact the world with positive values and giving back to communities
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Peruvian fashion labels take over the fashion industry with a top-notch international campaign with the support of their country brand ‘Marca Perú’ thanks to the action of Promperu’.

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This year, the 4th Annual MIAFW…

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PHOTO FILE: Armani beauty’s Global Beauty Ambassador Cate at the exclusive dinner Armani beauty hosted in Venice to honor cinematography during the 76th Venice International Film Festival (Credit: Greg Williams)
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Armani beauty – Official Beauty Sponsor of the 76th Venice International Film Festival

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