Announcing BlogTour KBIS 2018 – Global impact meets personal relationships Did you know that BlogTour was first launched by our clever CEO Veronika Miller in 2011? And now, going in it’s 7th year, BlogTour remains one of the most prestigious sponsored tours in the world, reaches audiences in the millions and brings together the most experienced and valued groups of bloggers and social media influencers to do what they do best – explore trade shows and design events, connect with peers and sponsoring brands and provide live coverage through their social media channels and blog platforms. We would like to update this post with some of your favorite BlogTour moments and images from the past seven years so please share your #BlogTourFaves with us on social or in comments below. Today, we are especially proud to announce our 6th BlogTour in collaboration with KBIS,The Kitchen & Bath Industry Show. Before you walk down memory lane with us, also check out our Designhounds Top 100 Influencer nominations for a chance to win a spot on BlogTour KBIS. Have you been on BlogTour? Share your favorite moments or pictures in comments below or tag us on social media at #BlogTourFaves

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The Design Milk X Modenus Talks Lounge at KBIS – She’s back and you won’t want to miss it We are thrilled to announce that we will once again be co-hosting the Design Milk X Modenus Talks Lounge at KBIS 2018 (#DMMTalks) . The Lounge will be open to all but with special VIP privileges for approved social media influencers, bloggers and Design VIP’s. Privileges include refreshments from the lounge cafe, priority access to all talks and public events and a special goodie bag. Be sure to submit your application for lounge access below and look for a detailed schedule of events in early fall. Programming highlights: Best Practices Series: Lighting Design A lighting scheme can make or break an interior design and our panel of experts are here to walk you through dos and don’ts, share favorite designs and send you away with a list of ideas to consider or implement in your next design project. New, Next and Noteworthy: Kitchen & Bath Trends Discussion Jaime Derringer from Design Milk leads an inspiring conversation about the latest trends in Kitchen & Bath, including, hot-off-the-press items from KBIS 2018. Design Biz Think Tank We’ve compiled a list of the most pressing, and arguably most important, topics from the best private Facebook business communities. Our panel will review most popular conversation topics from 2017 and get the audience to share their thoughts, ideas and solutions. The Good Home Redux Modenus CEO Veronika Miller leads a deep dive on The Good Home following the Good Home panel on KBIS’ Next Stage. The redux will allow an in-depth conversation on products, design ideas and niche markets for homes that are built and designed with sustainability, wellness and ergonomics in mind. Social Media Dos and Don’ts Jaime Derringer of Design Milk and Veronika Miller of Modenus are available to chat about and answer questions on social media, blogging and where the digital world might be headed in 2018 and beyond. Other events to be announced: Stay tuned for more on our daily happy hours, influencer breakfast and VIP guest appearances. TO APPLY FOR VIP STATUS YOU MUST HAVE A VERIFIABLE DESIGN BLOG OR COMPARABLE SOCIAL INFLUENCER PLATFORMS. PLEASE SUBMIT FORM BELOW: (Note: Design Milk and Modenus Media reserve the right to deny access to the lounge or VIP status at their discretion; VIP Status is limited to 200 and will be issued on first come first serve basis. VIP Status is non-transferable and ID may be verified on site). [contact-form-7] We will notify you of your approval status within 7 days from submission. Thanks and see you at KBIS 2018.

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We caught up with Tatler’s Head of Generation T Asia, Tamara Lamunière, to get the lowdown on the magazine’s content initiative ahead of its sophomore year China list release. Could you share with us the background of launching the Generation T project? Tatler has always been a brand that celebrates the accomplishment and successes of individuals who greatly shape society. We feature people who are influential, prominent, at the zenith of their careers, may it be in business, charity, fashion or other areas. But this society at its core is changing. People’s needs, values, attitudes, habits in consuming media, expectations for content and events, have been redefined by the digital age. In an effort to remain relevant and significant for this new audience, we launched Generation T. Generation T refers to an audience of young, digitally-savvy, entrepreneurial, global citizens who show potential to one day be the movers and shakers of society. We created this platform for these future leaders to connect, learn, collaborate and grow. In 2016, Generation T was launched in Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan and the Philippines in the form of a list identifying top young talents. In 2017, we are not only expanding this list to all 8 markets where Tatler is present (including China, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia), we also expanded the platform to cover content, such as a dedicated online channel on the Tatler websites and event experiences. What makes Generation T different from other list or platform for young elites? Most communities are business and industry-focused. The strength of the Generation T community is in its diversity. Also, we see that societies of the future will be defined by how dynamic and multi-faceted it is, so we embrace this dynamism by looking at the different cross sections of society: tech is all the buzzword these days but we look beyond that to F&B, retail, fashion, hospitality, sports, entertainment and more. We also have a very strong social component: Gen T-er’s, as we like to call them, value giving back to society. Success for them is more than just about money, it’s about having purpose in what you do. So you’ll also see a number of social entrepreneurs on the list. Gen T as a brand also heavily supports philanthropic and environmental initiatives: for example, in Malaysia, we are building two homes with the Gen T community for the Orang Asli, an indigenous tribal community, and in Hong Kong, have planted trees all along the Dong Jiang river, which is its the primary water source. What are the key elements that make up Generation T’s DNA? Passion, purpose and potential are the three key words that describe Gen T. What impressed you most when you prepared 2017 Generation T? How young everyone is (most are between 25-35) for the level of success they have reached at their age. Another thing that impress me is that you can’t really categorise these individuals anymore – these young talents are so dynamic that their interests can range from music to tech startups to food – it’s truly a new era of entrepreneurs. It will be so exciting to see what changes they will bring to their societies in 5-10 years’ time. What do you hope to see of Generation T in the near future? Our vision is to shape and empower future Asian leaders. For more check out Tatler’s Generation T lists across across Asia in China (whose 2017 list will be released in late August), Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand and Taiwan. The post Must Read: Tatler’s Generation T Project celebrates rising talent in Asia appeared first on WGSN Insider. http://ift.tt/2uGzQ8M

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Office wear has never been so popular. In the fashion world we have Jonathan Saunders reinventing DVF and her iconic wrap dress, the ultimate workplace item. Then there’s the fact that Millennials are changing the way we work: thanks to their mix of #adulting (where they seek workplaces that reflect a fun environment) to #selfcare (where their work/life balance is all about incorporating the wellness movement) to their need to have a side gig at all times, to have some semblance of security in this uncertain global economy. But the stigma of being a Millennial who is making skype calls in your pyjamas in the kitchen is being phased out. Style is just as much at the forefront of these workplace changes. And since you’re more likely to be headed to a chic co-working space than from the couch to the kitchen, here are the essentials you need deliver as much in the style stakes as you do on that next presentation. The wrap shirt The asymmetric wrap shirt is a great alternative to the classic shirt. The feminine wrap detail around the waist is buttoned in the back, while a draped asymmetric hemline creates an innovative look with renewed commercial appeal. Crisp cotton in classic menswear shirting materials provides a modern, masculine twist. Khaite Trouser Suit In line with the emphasis on sartorial dressing, the suit has a masculine undertone. A slim, long-line jacket featuring minimal one-row double-breast closure is paired with floor-sweeping slim trousers, with an added side slit for a contemporary appeal. Sartorial worsted materials in a muted colour palette offer sophistication and elegance. Celine Lorod Draped Pencil Skirt Classic and feminine, the pencil skirt has become a must-have addition to modern officewear, with a focus on an elongated shape achieved through a high waistline. A concealed split and draped front add newness and a sophisticated, yet covert seductive appeal. Sartorial worsted materials provide a masculine edge. Alberta Ferretti skirt The post Work wear essentials: 3 new style items to invest in appeared first on WGSN Insider. http://ift.tt/2vPqCfm

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