Seeking Salvation


Model: Anemone Jones
Location: Salvation Mountain
Photographer: Mike Satterfield
Clothing: Original Cowgirl, Vintage, Anthropology  









Moxy Tokyo


Provocative, confident and cheeky – Marriott International's bold experiential brand, Moxy Hotels, created the ultimate 'playhouse' at the Moxy Tokyo Kinshicho to celebrate the debut of the brand in Japan. Inspired by subcultures of play in Tokyo, the party showcased the costume, gaming and underground music culture that are the iconic lifeblood of the city.  Attended by more than 350 guests, the opening party saw the likes of Japanese TV personality Maggy and celebrity DJs Kaori, Yuka Mizuhara and Alissa Ueno.

Situated at the intersection of two cultural currents – steadfast tradition and ever influential trend-setting – Tokyo represents the best of both. Despite perceptions of conformity, Japan is also famous for the influence of its subcultures, mixing punk with petticoats, the dramatic with the demure, action heroes with "kawaii" (cuteness).


"We wanted to celebrate Japan's outstanding and unique culture with local artists from music, art and fashion to create an unforgettable event-- marking Moxy's debut in Japan with two new hotels in Tokyo and Osaka," said Toni Stoeckl, Global Brand Leader and Vice President, Marriott International's Distinctive Select Brands. "Our high-energy lobbies and bars are thoughtfully designed to create social environments, always-on playgrounds for our guests."

In line with Moxy's cheeky and spirited attitude, the Moxy Playhouse offered guests different styles of play, from games and art to music and fashion. Each zone explored a different Japanese subculture, inviting guests to Play On.

The ground floor of Moxy Tokyo housed the party's main bar and party scene, with original craft cocktails named "Harajuku Punch", "Rebel, Rebel", "Cosplay-mopolitan" and "Street Fighter Highball"; flowing with DJ Yuka Mizuhara and DJ Alissa Ueno spinning funky urban beats. DJ Alissa Ueno, creative director for clothing brand "FIG&VIPER", has opened for DJs Steve Aoki, Diplo and Afrojack and played international music festivals. She was also featured as one of the singers for Australian DJ duo, NERVO, on their debut album.

The second floor was all about celebrating the gaming culture of Japan. Through décor and graphics, Moxy staged a perfectly Instagrammable scene inspired by nineties gaming culture, making the virtual worlds created by gaming a reality for one night. By bringing in authentic arcade games including Pac Man, Super Mario Land and Space Invaders, attendees were able to truly get into the gamer's spirit.


The most eccentric floor in the Moxy Playhouse celebrated Tokyo's colorful "cosplay" (costume play) culture. Inspired by Japanese fashion icons Gyarus, Lolita, and Decora.  Attendees were invited to "play" whoever they wanted to be along with rebel and cosplay participants. For those looking to explore their more rebellious side the hotel's basement was transformed into a den of self-expression with air-brush tattoos inspired by the anti-establishment subcultures that bred the Sukeban, Dekochari and Dekotora trends.

The night ended on a high with DJ Kaori, also known as Japan's queen of hip hop, spinning her signature beats that continued to electrify the night away. She also debuted two unreleased tracks with Beverly from their soon to be released albums.


The 205-room Moxy Tokyo Kinshicho hotel is located in the urban Kinshicho district, edgy yet close to some of the city's coolest districts of Shinjuku, Shibuya and Ginza, making exploring the city easy. Located near the Honmachi station in Osaka, Moxy Osaka Honmachi features 155-rooms and is a perfect playground for modern urban explorers in Osaka.

Desert Dreaming with Anemone Jones


On a Sunday drive through Lucerne Valley with Anemone Jones, as the sun set, we came across a long-abandoned dairy along a deserted stretch of highway. Just 30 minutes from the city it felt like it was hundreds of miles from anything. 

Clothing: Original Cowgirl
Location: Lucerne Valley, California  












Selena Gomez Stars In Coach Spring 2018 Campaign


Today, Coach announces the launch of Selena Gomez's second campaign as the face of Coach for the Spring 2018 collection. The singer, actress, producer and philanthropist embodies the optimism of the original American house of leather in a series of images set in New York City that spotlight the new bags.
The campaign pictures Gomez resting on a window ledge in a loft with a quintessential prewar fire escape and the iconic Empire State Building in the background. It's magic hour and the images capture the endless possibility of the night ahead in the city that never sleeps. "Creative Director Stuart Vevers makes New York feel like a town, a real community," says Gomez. "It just feels like this is where the brand really lives."
Gomez carries key bags from the Spring 2018 collection, including the Parker, an all-new silhouette with handles that convert to a shoulder strap. The lightweight style is crafted in quilted nappa leather with bold colorblocking and rivets for a graphic touch. The Parker bag launches in February. A version in Coach's Signature Canvas and smooth leather with a Tea Rose turnlock closure will launch later in the season.
"The Coach girl is real—she's riding the subway or, this season, hanging out in her cool NYC apartment," said Vevers. "Steven Meisel's photography brings a layer of magic to those seemingly everyday situations. Whilst Selena has a warmth that's special—there is also an authenticity and realness to her that brings the campaign to life."
To achieve this vision of the campaign, Coach brought together its long-time team of collaborators: photographer Steven Meisel, stylist Karl Templer, creative director Fabien Baron, makeup artist Pat McGrath and hair stylist Guido Palau.
The campaign consists of five images, with the first launching in stores in January. A short film featuring outtakes from the shoot, and set to the tune of Gomez's latest hit, "Wolves," along with five 15-second videos spotlighting the keys bags of the season will run on digital channels.
#CoachxSelena

Robert Redford's Sundance Opens New Store in Leawood, KS


Sundance, a premier lifestyle retailer of women's and men's apparel, footwear, jewelry, accessories, art, and home décor, announces the opening of its newest store within the Kansas City metropolitan area, in Leawood, KS. This store, located in Leawood Town Center Plaza & Crossing, will host its grand opening weekend celebration beginning on Thursday, November 9th, 2017.
Leawood Town Center Plaza & Crossing, an open air shopping experience, is located in Leawood, outside of Kansas City, KS. Leawood holds a long standing reputation for arts excellence and cultural distinction. CEO Matey Erdos explains, "We are thrilled to be joining this art-forward community. The Sundance heritage is one of celebrating artistic passion and independent spirit. There is an obvious fit for the Sundance brand through our mutual appreciation for, and recognition of, new forms of creative expression."
Erdos continues, "The Leawood store offers our customers a unique experience, one we are privileged to provide. The design of the store is artisan inspired, bringing the distinctive Sundance lifestyle to the culturally rich area, and we are confident our loyal supporters will make it a great success."
In support of the victims of the recent events and natural disasters around the United States, Sundance will donate a portion of the proceeds from the grand opening weekend to the American Red Cross of Kansas City, a humanitarian organization working to provide relief to victims of disaster and help people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies.
The opening of the Leawood Town Square Center Plaza & Crossing Sundance Store continues the company's recent retail expansion. Since August of 2015, Sundance has opened stores in Edina, MNDallas, TXSouthlake, TXScottsdale, AZTigard, ORSan Diego, CAAtlanta, GA, adding to its existing legacy stores in Park Meadows, CO and Corte Madera, CA.  The company plans to expand their retail locations over the next several years. One-of-a-kind pieces and Sundance exclusive items will continue as the cornerstones for product offerings.

An American Road Trip


Jack Canary was a Tech Rep with North American Aviation in China during World War Two. After the War, he continued to work with NAA and also built and restored aircraft. He worked as a consultant on the film “Tora, Tora, Tora” and was killed while flying a PT-22 for the film in 1968. He as an avid photographer who documented many of his adventures in China and the many other places he traveled while working for NAA. This collection of photos is from a family vacation around the American Southwest in the family's Ford Ranch Wagon in the winter of 1951.











Photos via the Jack D. Canary Special Collection Photo, San Diego Air and Space Museum Archive.

See Hong Kong with Cathay Pacific


Visitors traveling on Cathay Pacific Airways to Hong Kong for three nights or more will have their choice of four exciting sightseeing tours, the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) announced today in collaboration with its local tourism partners. Cathay Pacific Airways' passengers with an extended stay of three or more nights in Asia's World City are eligible to enjoy their choice of a complimentary tour, ranging from a day-long, open-top bus ride to a guided walk through the city's entertainment, culture and dining district, Old Town Central.


Valued from $55 to $95 per person, the extended-stay program offers include:
Hop-on Hop-off, Open-top Bus Sightseeing Tour: Witness the city's energy, magnificent skyline, ancient temples, and the beautiful Victoria Harbor aboard a hop-on, hop-off bus tour.
Deluxe Hong Kong Island Combo: Experience the best Hong Kong has to offer with a guided tour to the Victoria Peak, Stanley Market, and Aberdeen Fishing Village
Old Hong Kong - New Experience: Explore the streets and alleys of vibrant Old Town Central – Hong Kong's most quintessential neighborhood. Travelers will journey through fascinating contrasts of East and West, tradition and innovation, the past, present and future, and into the heart of Hong Kong.
Kowloon Cultural & Life Tour:  Journey into the rich history and culture of Kowloon, with visits to the area's diverse collection of landmarks and lively markets. See the exquisite Nan Lian Garden and Chi Lin Nunnery, the Yuen Po Bird Garden, and Nathan Road as your guide shows you around.
For visitors connecting through Hong Kong between six and 24 hours on Cathay Pacific Airways, a distinctive set of experiences will be offered. Travelers can swiftly go into the city and back with a complimentary pass on Airport Express. Or they can purchase one of three Hong Kong experiences at a special price, including:
Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel Cafe: Round-trip shuttle transfer from airport to Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel for a lunch or afternoon tea at Walt's Café.
360 Transit in Lantau Island: Round-trip aboard Ngong Ping cable car with 360-degree views of the Tian Tan Buddha Statue and South China Sea, featuring entrance to three themed attractions including Walking with Buddha guided tour.
Hong Kong Disneyland Visit: Round-trip shuttle transfer from airport to Hong Kong Disneyland and 1-day park ticket to Hong Kong Disneyland theme park.
All travel must be booked and purchased via Cathay Pacific Airways at cathaypacific.com.
To opt into the extended-stay program, travel must be booked by February 28, 2018 with travel completed by March 31, 2018. The transit option requires travel booked by May 31, 2018 with travel completed by June 30, 2018 for the special stopover offers.
For more information visit cathaypacific.com or discoverhongkong.com.
About Hong Kong: Hong Kong's storied history, award-winning food and libations, vibrant arts and culture scene, and stunning great outdoors has made it widely-known as one of the most exhilarating destinations in the world. Its memorizing contrasts of east and west, modern and ancient, and urban and nature leaves its visitors endless choices when planning a trip to Asia's World City. Visit www.discoverhongkong.com for more information; follow Hong Kong Tourism Board on Twitter at @HongKongTourism for the latest Hong Kong news and trends.

SOURCE Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB)