Sayonara 2013 | Best of | Everything!

29Dec13

We are feeling ecstatic and trippy to have worked with so many stellar (and really sweet) people, places and things this year in art, design, fashion, interiors, music and wellness.  End of the year and we are a bit about shouting it out given the thrilling year it was. Trust us (and stay with us), we promise to have our usual long-form, flowery-prose, hallucinogenic blog post up next. It’s in the works and it’s a very pretty thing too.

Will you party with us a little bit while we celebrate the media accolades we secured and the successful projects we created? Thought so. Thank you!

Here are just tastings, the top eleven highlights this year (among many, too many to thank.) All our other projects and playtime are up next.

ONE      “Here We Go!” Styling Pop Stars!

Con

What an honor to dress pop star Consuelo Costin for her latest video! Consuelo’s videos have over 800K views on Youtube, and her latest song, “Here We Go” placed in all of the German Dance Charts top 100 and is currently #11 in the UK Music Week Club Charts. For director, Tim Abram Cox’s concept of pool party, we gave Consuelo a California/Cannes vibe to suit her strong European following. Silver leather jacket and skirt from Yoyo Yeung, white blazer from Angelo Lambreau, bathing suits from Body Glove, custom necklaces from Jade’s nimble fingers and shoes from Wetherly Fashion Group. Watch it here.

TWO       What’s up Caracas?

Beck_Balance_cropP

Rody Douzoglou

We opened the year with further writing and branding work for curator, Rody Douzoglou, the creator and curator of Backroom NY and Backroom CCS.  Rody’s work with artist Jarrod Beck, his installation vision in partnership with the Architecture and Urbanism department at the University Central de Venezuela in Caracas is full of passion and beauty for the future.

THREE    Luxury Retail at Your Service!

Martin-Shanker

Martin Shanker knows luxury retail. As founder and president of Shanker Inc., for years he has helped global brands such as Ralph Lauren, Burberry, Cartier,Van Cleef & Arpels, and The Estee Lauder Companies accelerate sales and profit. We enjoyed our work opening up 2013 working with Martin on ideation, brand materials and press releases. For the New York Times article on Martin and his smart insights on service, click here.

FOUR     Flower/Star/Wellness Power for Dr. Pedre!

Dr. Vincent Pedre Logo Green

Dr. Vincent Pedre Logo Orange

Dr. Vincent Pedre Logo Blue

(other colors too!)

Dr. Vincent Pedre, TV medical expert, Integrative Physician, long-time client and friend came to our team for a new logo to update the branding package we designed several years ago with our designer Alvaro Montagna. Our goal was a logo that conveyed the integrative and holistic aspects of his practice with elements and colors to expand as the brand expands through service offerings, products and books. Follow Dr. Pedre’s wellness brilliance here on Facebook.

FIVE    One Colorful “Mid-Century Maestro: The Textiles of Boris Kroll”

Metropolis 2013 Boris Kroll

Metropolis magazine’s Paul Makovsky pens the feature story on the New York School of Interior Design’s Fall Exhibition: “Mid-Century Maestro: The Textiles of Boris Kroll” featuring the recently discovered Boris Kroll archives of textile legend, Scalamandre.  We love working with NYSID, thank you Paul and Metropolis EIC, Susan Szenasy. Read the article in the November 2013 print issue (where Boris beams in full page splendor and online here.)

BORISKROLL1

 Boris Kroll mediterranean series-1

Paul Makovsky and David Sprouls at NYSID, Boris Kroll

Metropolis magazine’s Paul Makovsky at the Boris Kroll opening with NYSID president, David Sprouls. See more images of the exhibition and opening event here.

SIX    Make me a Star!

Amy Klein logo

Amy Klein LIVE

Casting director, coach and well-known discoverer of top talent, Barbara Barna Abel of Abel Intermedia, came to us to style her client, Amy Klein, a TV host looking for a new “hip, girl next store” styling for herself…and to conceptualize branding for her new website, which we called “Amy Klein Live!”  Although we weren’t on set for the photo shoot, Amy was thrilled with our style direction and chosen looks.  We added some edge to her look including leather pieces from our wonderful Nikolas at Xtige PR, and discovering those amazing silver stilettos from her own closet. Here is her new site created for her along with our Art Director, Alvaro Montagna: Amy Klein Live!

SEVEN   Slow Luxury in the Fast Lane.

Business Women Scotland

Business Women Scotland magazine interviewed our Slow Luxury partner, Fiona Fraser, co-founder with moi, Jade Dressler, on Slow Luxury’s platform. Go see what Slow Luxury is all about here: www.slow-luxury.com  Read the article here.

Business Women Scotland Slow Luxury

Fiona-Fraser-Slow-Luxury

EIGHT     Get Happy, Get Bubbly on ABC News NYC!

Bubbles of Hope ABC Andre Bartenev

We were delighted and honored to place performance artist Andrey Bartenev for Dumbo Arts Festival on ABC News. Thank you my smart art partners, Natalie Burlutskaya and Maria Kordova of re:artiste, and to producer Sonia Kozlova Clark.

Our always-on-it ABC host and producer friend Lauren Glassberg loved Andrey’s work as do so many around the world. Read the story here. Experience a bit of the bright and shiny parade/performance here.

NINE    Love, Marriage, Divorce American Style 

Vikki_Ziegler1

This year we had the pleasure of working with Pace Communications and garnered this Yahoo Shine article for client, Vikki Ziegler, marriage and divorce law expert. Read the article here.

vikki-ziegler-on-bethheny-show

TEN    The Yeti Appears in New York!

INTERIOR DESIGN macys-new-york-holiday-window-decorations-2

And as a glittery end the year, Interior Design magazine covered the New York School of Interior Design’s well-attended holiday event featuring the magicians of New York City’s holiday windows. Thank you to the really great panelists, moderator, Eric Feigenbaum, NY editor of VMSD, and ID blog editor, Matthew Powell who wrote: “To explore the topic of visual merchandising at some of the most legendary holiday meccas, the New York School of Interior Design assembled a panel of three leading figures in the field: Tom Beebe, vice president of creative services for the W Diamond Group; Harry Cunningham, senior vice president of store planning, design, and visual merchandising for Saks Fifth Avenue; and Paul Olszewski, visual director of windows and interior flagship marketing for Macy’s.”

We all had much fun on Twitter with: @InteriorDesign @HCtwo @PaulOlszewski @ericfeigenbaum @macys and @sfa especially the Yeti. What? Read the article here and find out what we mean!

ELEVEN      Move over Dino, “on stage” Vegas has a whole new meaning.

Janine Francolini

We wrapped up 2013 preparing Janine Francolini, popular Huffington Post writer, founder of Flawless Foundation and mental health advocate to speak at Tony Hsieh’s Catalyst Creativ. Janine has advanced training in Collaborative Problem Solving, working closely with its creator, Dr. Stuart Ablon and his team, who have actually trained over five thousand school safety agents from the New York Police Department in this compassionate, more humane way of working with kids with brain-based behavioral issues. Read more about Tony Hsieh’s re-invention of Las Vegas here in Forbes.

And that’s our wee wrap-up for 2013.  We also give thanks to our other, very valued clients and project partners this year, including French heritage brands, Daum and Haviland, architects Francisco Spratley and Tiago Borges, child psychologist, Dr. Renee Clauselle, John Favreau of Little Lake Partners, Sandra Zwollo, creator of the stellar Marrakech retreat, Harem, and Victor Lee, and too many others to mention.

We’ll share more about Janine’s talk as we open 2014, new client, interior designer, Scott Sanders, and singer-songwriter, David Rogue’s newest video we styled with director Andreas von Scheele.

There’s always much more of us if you follow us on Facebook: Jade Dressler

Or Pinterest.com/jadedressler

And Twitter here: @plantme

Here’s to 2014!




%d bloggers like this: