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Ripken Baseball

Ripken Baseball today announced it will host the inaugural All-Ripken Games, a platform that will attract the top youth players from across the country to compete at The Ripken Experience® world-class facilities. Players must be nominated by their peers and coaches for the opportunity to train the Ripken Way, compete against elite young athletes, and receive the ultimate Big League Experience. Ripken Baseball is partnering with YTH Sports, a youth sports organization known for its Soccer Youth® brand and All-American Series, to launch the inaugural All-Ripken Games. “Cal and I started Ripken Baseball with a focus on player development,” said Ripken Baseball Co-Founder Bill Ripken. “Over the years, we saw an opportunity to provide a Big League Experience for teams to travel to our world-class facilities, and we’ll continue to excel in that area. With the All-Ripken Games, we are returning to our roots this summer. Our approach to player development is more than just skill. The Ripken Way also focuses on hard work, respect, and sportsmanship.” To be eligible, players must be in high school graduation classes between the Class of 2026 and the Class of 2033 and exhibit an elevated level of baseball knowledge, dedication, sportsmanship, and skill. Participating players will receive All-Ripken uniforms, compete in skills challenges, and play for the ultimate team goal - the All-Ripken Games Tournament Championship. Starting July 27 and continuing through Sept 3, the following complexes will host one series of All-Ripken Games in 2023: July 27-30: The Ripken Experience® Elizabethtown (Kentucky) Aug. 3-6: The Ripken Experience® Myrtle Beach (South Carolina) Aug. 10-13: The Ripken Experience® Pigeon Forge (Tennessee) Aug. 31 - Sept. 3:The Ripken Experience® Aberdeen (Maryland) To nominate and register a player for the All-Ripken Games, parents, coaches, and leagues can visit or email questions to Any participants of The Ripken Experience who are nominated will automatically be selected for the All-Ripken Games. Details about the All-Ripken Softball Games will be announced soon. Families, players, teams, and fans can follow @AllRipken on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for the latest information. About Ripken Baseball Ripken Baseball brings teammates, coaches, and families together through its Big League Experiences while teaching children how to play sports the right way – the Ripken Way. Ripken Baseball continues to innovate the game through tournaments, camps, clinics, and spring training at their state-of-the-art baseball and softball facilities – The Ripken Experience® Aberdeen (Maryland), The Ripken Experience® Myrtle Beach (South Carolina), The Ripken Experience® Pigeon Forge (Tennessee), The Ripken Experience® Elizabethtown (Kentucky), and Cooperstown All Star Village (New York). Ripken Baseball also brings its youth sports experience to satellite locations through Ripken Select Tournaments. Learn more at About YTH Sports YTH Sports is the leading marketing agency that focuses on developing new brands that help shape the youth sports industry. YTH Sports is the expert in event creation, branding, social media engagement, and activation. Global brands included on company’s portfolio are Soccer Youth®, All-American Series, All-American Golden Cup, All-American Super Cup, and Summer Nationals. Learn more at Contact Details Eric Nemeth Company Website

February 23, 2023 09:34 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Mediheal announces the relaunch of two core sheet mask collections featuring new fabrics (including Bamboo-derived hypoallergenic biodegradable vegan sheets) and enhanced proprietary active ingredient complexes to boost efficacy. The brand’s Essential Mask Collection now features a new hypoallergenic fabric and treats skin concerns with a boost of new, more powerful active ingredients and the brand’s Ampoule Mask Collection combines scientific skin complexes with new tailored sheets. The new collections are currently available on and Amazon, for $2-$30 / 1-10 masks. Mediheal re-developed both legacy collections with consumer feedback as an integral part of the process, while staying true to the brand’s founding principles of dermocosmetics which fuses sophisticated active ingredients with skin health. “We have maintained our number one position in the sheet mask category, globally, since 2015, and are currently available in 25+ countries,” explains Jay Kim, Director of Overseas Business. “To reinforce our role as a global brand and establish our long-term vision, we renewed our brand identity and iconic mask collections to align with the rapidly changing world and to reflect what is most important to today’s beauty consumer. In fact, we engaged with our customers throughout the development process to ensure each collection exceeds expectations.” By optimizing the formulas with upgraded ingredients and sheet mask materials, Mediheal delivers more effective solutions to treat various skin concerns. The brand has also reworked its packaging design to reflect how each mask works for specific skin concerns and its key characteristics, making it easy to understand for the customer. The new collections include products with vegan and biodegradable fiber and packaging made with FSC certified paper and soy ink. The Ampoule Mask Collection comprises of masks that emphasize the functional aspects of scientific complexes: The N.M.F Ampoule Mask (Hydrating & Moisturizing – 8 types of Hyaluronic and 7 Amino Acids), The I.P.I Ampoule Mask (Brightening & Radiant – Niacinamide & Glutathione), The H.P.A Ampoule Mask (Exfoliating & Glowing – Hydra Peel Activator™) and The E.G.T Ampoule Mask (Nourishing & Tightening). The Essential Collection emphasizes ingredients and their efficacious properties, and is comprise of Tea Tree, Collagen, Phyto-Placenta, Vita, Watermide and Madecassoside masks. The new Mediheal relaunch is available on and Amazon. ABOUT MEDIHEAL MEDIHEAL, a brand founded on the principles of dermocosmetics, merges science and beauty to provide solutions for your skin concerns. With a legacy of exclusive ingredients and advanced technologies, our research backed treatments deliver effortless results. MEDIHEAL combines the best of beauty and science with convenience for skincare that fits into your daily life. Contact Details Linsey Tilbor Rubin +1 732-991-5294 Company Website

February 23, 2023 09:02 AM Eastern Standard Time

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The Association of Pickleball Professionals (APP) has announced a title sponsorship with Vlasic Pickles, the leading American pickle brand 1, to become the Official Pickle of the APP. The agreement makes Vlasic® Pickles the first-ever pickle brand to sponsor an official pro pickleball tour. Pickleball is America’s fastest growing sport, now played by over 36.5 million people across America. As part of Vlasic’s title sponsorship of the 2023 APP tour, pickleball players will compete this season in The 2023 APP Vlasic Classic™. The event will take place on the beautiful riverfront at Sawyer Point in Cincinnati, Ohio, from May 9-14. The tournament will be televised on CBS Sports Network and livestreamed on APPTV. "We are thrilled to partner with the APP to support the pickleball community," says Lucy Brady, President, Grocery and Snacks at Conagra Brands. "Pickleball has grown significantly over the past few years, and we’re excited that Vlasic can be part of it.” The 2023 APP Vlasic Classic™ will be the third USA Pickleball Golden Ticket event of the 2023 APP Tour, granting winners direct passage to the 2023 USA Nationals. The 2023 APP Vlasic Classic™ will feature several of the best pro pickleball players in the world, competing alongside hundreds of amateurs, senior and super senior pros. “We are proud to welcome Vlasic Pickles into the APP family,” commented Tom Webb, APP Chief Marketing Officer. “This is a truly groundbreaking partnership. We are honored the team at Vlasic shares our vision for the sport’s growth and how it can benefit people across America. Not only is Vlasic investing in the APP Tour, it is helping us share our love for the sport with communities far and wide. Pickleball has so many positive attributes, from its fitness and community benefits, to its ability to be a platform for learning. We’re excited to have a partner like Vlasic Pickles to help us bring the sport to audiences across the country." To stay updated on the APP, visit, follow the APP via, on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, Facebook and YouTube. Explore the flavors and varieties of Vlasic Pickles at 1 Source: IRI US Total MULO 2022 About Conagra Brands Conagra Brands, Inc. (NYSE: CAG), headquartered in Chicago, is one of North America's leading branded food companies. Guided by an entrepreneurial spirit, Conagra Brands combines a rich heritage of making great food with a sharpened focus on innovation. The company's portfolio is evolving to satisfy people's changing food preferences. Conagra's iconic brands, such as Birds Eye®, Marie Callender's®, Banquet®, Healthy Choice®, Slim Jim®, Reddi-wip®, and Vlasic®, as well as emerging brands, including Angie's® BOOMCHICKAPOP®, Duke's®, Earth Balance®, Gardein®, and Frontera®, offer choices for every occasion. For more information, visit About the APP Founded in 2019, the Association of Pickleball Professionals (APP) elevates the sport of pickleball by providing elite platforms for the best players in the world, right through to the millions of people picking up a paddle for the first time. Serving professional pickleball players, senior professionals, amateurs and recreational players in the fastest growing sport in the USA, the APP is the first and only tour officially sanctioned by USA Pickleball. The 2023 APP Tour slate has 16 tournament stops planned, in addition to International and Collegiate Series events. The APP also prides itself on developing the next generation of champions through its Next Gen Series and other youth initiatives. Follow the APP via, on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube. Contact Details The APP Daniel Sagerman +1 847-800-8182 Company Website

February 23, 2023 09:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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How to Calculate Savings Withdrawals for a Long, Successful Retirement


Planning for a successful retirement can feel overwhelming. You’ll want to make sure you have enough retirement income to cover your expenses, while also preserving your savings for years to come. The key to a successful retirement is being prepared and understanding how to use your savings. If you’re wondering how much you should withdraw from your retirement fund, you may want to use a savings withdrawal calculator. It’s also a good idea to talk to a retirement adviser on a platform like Retirable to ensure you have a solid plan in place for your retirement. When Can You Start Making Withdrawals? Withdrawals from retirement accounts such as a 401(k) or individual retirement account (IRA) are allowed when the account owner turns 59½. Withdrawals made before that age will result in a heavy tax penalty. It’s a good idea to wait as long as possible before starting to make withdrawals. The longer your retirement account has time to grow, the more successful you’ll be in retirement. For example, many people retire at age 65 or later. Those extra five years of contributing and growing your retirement account can be instrumental in ensuring you have enough saved. Calculating a Successful Retirement Every retiree has different lifestyle expectations, financial situations and expenses, so each retiree should have a personalized financial plan. Here are some tips and considerations to help guide you toward creating your own retirement plan. The 4% Rule Many financial advisers and retirement professionals recommend following the 4% rule. The 4% rule advises retirees to withdraw only 4% of their retirement income every year. This rule helps ensure that your retirement savings will continue to last well into retirement. If you only take out 4% of your savings per year, your retirement savings should last about 25 years. So if you start taking withdrawals at 65, you’ll be covered by your savings until you’re about 90 years old. Use a Savings Withdrawal Calculator Using a savings withdrawal calculator can help plan for how much you take in monthly withdrawals. For example, say a retiree has $500,000 saved in their retirement fund. Following the 4% rule, they can see how much they could take in annual distributions. 0.04 x $500,000 = $20,000 So a retiree with $500,000 saved could take $20,000 annually in withdrawals. Now see how much that is in monthly income. $20,000/12 = $1,666.67 If this retiree was sticking to the 4% rule, they could take about $1,666 every month in a distribution. Again, it’s important to remember every retiree is different, and talking with a personal adviser can help find the plan that’s best for you. You can also use Retirable’s retirement income calculator for more guidance. Consider Social Security Income Retirement accounts aren’t the only source of retirement income. In retirement, you’ll also get Social Security payments to help round out your income. You should be strategic about when you begin taking Social Security. You can begin to receive benefits as young as 62, but the amount you receive will be lower than if you wait. After 62, your benefits will increase with every year you wait until you reach full retirement age at 70. At 70, you’ll be getting the maximum benefits possible. Talk to a Retirement Adviser Using these calculators is a great way to start planning for your retirement. For a custom solution based on your unique situation, you should talk to a financial adviser. Retirement advisers can consider your income and expenses to let you know how much you should be saving each month, where to invest and at what age you can retire successfully. Once you retire, they can help you construct a withdrawal plan that suits your lifestyle and financial situation. Calculate Your Way to a Successful Retirement Retirement can be some of the best years in a person’s life. But it can be overwhelming and difficult to plan for. Retirable offers an intuitive retirement platform that helps you grow your savings and access a personal retirement adviser. With the help of your adviser, you’ll be able to create a plan that works for you and have the peace of mind that you’re headed to a successful retirement. This post contains sponsored advertising content. This content is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be investing advice. Contact Details Retirable +1 833-222-1807 Company Website

February 23, 2023 07:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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U.S. Army Rapper Takes Center Stage


A video accompanying this announcement is available at: Most people don't know that there are more than 200 different careers in the Army, including musicians. Endless opportunities await Soldiers who are seeking an opportunity to serve the country while pursuing their passions and finding their purpose. There is no better example of the unexpected career paths for Soldiers than Staff Sergeant Lamar Riddick. As one of the first hip-hop artists in the Army, Staff Sergeant Riddick is an example of how the Army supports the dreams of Soldiers in and out of uniform. “Find out what your passion is. What do you love to do? See if that is available to you in the Army and you can still serve your country doing what you love” Staff Sgt. Riddick told an interviewer with Greensboro, NC station WGHP (Fox). If music is not your passion, the Army also has careers in the fields of science, medicine, technology, engineering, cyber and more. Soldiers also enjoy competitive benefits to help them continue to advance their careers and personal lives, including everything from healthcare, tuition assistance, home buying benefits, and so much more. “The Army has provided a great opportunity to have stability in my life through health coverage, to mental and physical therapy, to my finances. A great thing about the Army is being supported by an organization that also encourages travel and provides the resources. I had the opportunity to spend 26 days in Scotland preforming with the Army Field Band in front of thousands of people, that blew my mind and felt like a dream and I was able to do that through the support of the Army” Riddick added in an interview on WTTG TV in Washington, D.C. “The possibilities are endless” Riddick shared with the audience on Chicago’s WFLD TV. For more information on life in the Army, Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727

February 22, 2023 02:28 PM Eastern Standard Time

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Flagship Collector Brand Tamashii Nations Celebrates Its 15th Anniversary TAMASHII NATIONS WORLD TOUR -TAMASHII NATIONS 15th ANNIVERSARY-


NEW YORK, US - Media OutReach - 22 February 2023 - Bandai Spirits Co., Ltd. (President and Chief Executive Officer: Nao Udagawa/ HQ: Tokyo Minato Ward) will commemorate its 15 th anniversary in 2023. To celebrate, it will take its flagship collector brand Tamashii Nations on a world tour: TAMASHII NATIONS WORLD TOUR -TAMASHII NATIONS 15 th ANNIVERSARY-. This event will visit five cities across the world, starting with New York (4/28 – 4/30). ▲New York Venue Key Visual Tamashii Nations was first established in 2008, and has produced many well-known brands such as the S.H.Figuarts and Chogokin series. With a rich lineup of high-quality figures, robots, and more, it quickly earned itself a dedicated worldwide following. April 2023 marks its 15 th birthday, and to both celebrate and show its appreciation for all of its passionate fans across the globe, it is launching a world tour. Tamashii Nations will kick off its world tour with its first location in New York, USA from Friday, April 28 th to Sunday, April 30 th. The second leg will be held from Friday, May 26 th to Tuesday, July 18 th in Tokyo, Japan (Akihabara), at its flagship store (Tamashii Nations Store Tokyo). It will be held to Mexico City, Mexico, Shanghai, China, and Paris, France. The New York event will be located in Manhattan’s Grand Central Terminal (Vanderbilt Hall) and Times Square (Duffy Square). The latest figures and robot for popular series such as Dragon Ball series and Mobile Suit Gundam series will be on display. There will also be specially-crafted photo spots, and first-ever reveals of brand-new products. Special commemorative items will also be handed out to visitors, and limited-edition event items will be available for purchase.Lastly, unique content has been planned for each world tour location. We will continue to do our utmost to share the fun and joy of figures and robots with our customers all around the world, and to innovate and evolve. Event Summary ◆TAMASHII NATIONS WORLD TOUR -TAMASHII NATIONS 15th ANNIVERSARY- Commemorative Products *Details on how to purchase these are available on the official website: *Prices shown are for Japan only. Actual prices will vary by location. For details, see our official website. ◆Event Attendee Special Gift (One of Several) Event visitors will receive a number of special gifts. Details will be available on our official website at a later date: STAGE TAMASHII NATIONS WORLD TOUR -TAMASHII NATIONS 15th ANNIVERSARY- SPECIAL DESIGN A display stand for S.H.Figuarts and other series products. This stand features a special Tamashii Nations 15 th anniversary design. *Gifts and how to obtain them will vary by event location. *Stocks are limited, and distribution will end once stocks run out. Bandai Spirits Collector Brand: Tamashii Nations Overview Established in 2008, Tamashii Nations has produced many well-known product series, such as S.H.Figuarts and Chogokin. With a rich lineup of quality figures, robots, and more, it has earned itself a worldwide following. Today, it continues to expand its global outreach. Official website (Tamashii Web): Tamashii Nations World Tour Official Site: Tamashii Nations Official Site (Tamashii Web): Bandai Spirits Corporate Home Page: *Information contained in this press release is current as of February 22 nd, 2023, but may change without prior notice. *Images contained in this press release may differ from actual products. *This event and all products therein are intended for ages 15+. Contact Details Bandai Spirits Co., Ltd. Collectors Toy Department Sakuma

February 22, 2023 10:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Robotics Has Transformed Many Industries – Is The Food Industry Next?


By Faith Ashmore, Benzinga Interested in investing in Blendid’s campaign? Click here to get started. It’s almost impossible to miss how food prices have been rising in the past year due to inflation. Fuel prices have soared, and the cost of common goods like eggs has risen by up to 60%. In addition, geopolitical conflicts like the war in Ukraine are increasing global instability and affecting food supply chains – impacting markets globally. One solution that industry leaders and analysts have identified lies in the expansion of the global food service robotics industry. Looking to technology during times of crisis is not a new trend. The automotive industry has been aided significantly by robotics teams to help automate assembly lines and cut down costs, especially amid recessions. Robots are found in almost every part of a car plant, and it’s estimated that by 2025 as much as 75% of vehicles will ride on robot production lines. Manufacturing in general has been absolutely transformed by robotics, helping manufacturers achieve peak efficiency and productivity. The food industry is no different, but it requires innovative approaches to fully leverage the advantages of robotics. Technology and innovation are crucial to the modern food service industry. Not only does technology help companies lower operating costs but it also expands access to fresh food in more locations. While robotics in food service is still in its relative infancy, the increasing ingredient and labor cost challenges are accelerating their growth to help transform the food service industry as it did manufacturing – and companies like Blendid are leading the charge. Blendid, a robotic and AI-enabled food automation solution company, has seen firsthand the success of a fully autonomous robotic kiosk for smoothies. Their kiosks operate in universities, travel centers, retail stores, and hospitals across the country. The kiosks can operate 24/7, which gives consumers access to healthy and affordable food around the clock while the company is able to maintain low operational costs. The company has seen a 267% revenue increase year-over-year which is unsurprising given the consumer demand for healthy and sustainable food. Not only is the kiosk model contactless, but being open 24/7 increases the accessibility of healthy food. For college students or late-night workers, who typically have limited access to healthier foods, Blendid is changing the landscape of food justice. If projections are to be believed, the food robotics industry is only going to continue to grow. The global market for food robotics was estimated at $2.1 billion in 2022, and the market is projected to reach $4B by 2026. Companies like Blendid will be instrumental in the industry by providing unique experiences and options for consumers on the go. Blendid is currently hosting a raise to further expand its ingenious concept. The company is currently working on expanding to 10 additional geographies in the near future and has 500+ kiosks in contract. Previously, they raised more than $26 million which translated into significant revenue growth. It is clear that the consumer demand is there for the smoothie kiosk model and it’ll be interesting to see how Blendid will continue to be an industry leader. Interested in investing and being a part of their growth story? Click here to read more about Blendid’s raise and how to invest! This article was originally published on Benzinga here. Sunnyvale-based Blendid is revolutionizing the future of food service with its proprietary food automation platform (foodOS™), which efficiently and safely prepares and serves a range of healthy, fresh, and delicious food. A pioneer of the future of food service, Blendid's first concept in the market is an autonomous, contactless kiosk that uses robotics, machine vision, artificial intelligence, and healthy ingredients to create delicious smoothies that are customized to meet the unique health and dietary preferences of each consumer. Founded in 2015 by seasoned Silicon Valley entrepreneurs Vipin Jain, Venki Avalur, and Vijay Dodd, Blendid is improving the consumer experience by offering safe, cost-effective, and personalized food on-demand, while also reducing complexities and costs for the operators. Blendid has raised more $20M to date from a mix of venture and crowdfunding investors and is currently raising its Series B investment round. Visit for more information and to invest in the future of food service automation. This post contains sponsored advertising content. This content is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be investing advice. The preceding post was written and/or published as a collaboration between Benzinga’s in-house sponsored content team and a financial partner of Benzinga. Although the piece is not and should not be construed as editorial content, the sponsored content team works to ensure that any and all information contained within is true and accurate to the best of their knowledge and research. Benzinga may receive monetary compensation from the issuer, or its agency, for publicizing the offering of the issuer’s securities. This content is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be investing advice. This is a paid ad. Please see 17b disclosure linked in the campaign page for more information. Contact Details Erica Camilo Company Website

February 22, 2023 09:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Hydrogen Utopia International CEO "not resting" after signing another new deal

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Hydrogen Utopia International PLC (LSE:HUI, AQSE:HUI, OTCQB:HUIPF)(HUI) founder and CEO Aleksandra Binkowska speaks to Proactive's Thomas Warner after entering into a strategic partnership with Ethical Fashion Group (EFG). Binkowska says that despite a hectic start to the year she's "not resting" and will only "rest when the system works." Contact Details Proactive UK Ltd +44 20 7989 0813

February 22, 2023 07:25 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Global C-Pop Artist and Fashion Icon Tia Lee makes waves at London Fashion Week

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LONDON, UK - Media OutReach - 21 February 2023 - Tia Lee (Lee Yu Fen), a global C-pop singer and fashion icon, made waves at the London Fashion Week (LFW) on Sunday (19 Feb) as she arrived at Julien Macdonald’s Fall-Winter 2023 (FW23) show in a stunning one-of-its-kind couture dress and cape, specially hand-picked by the leading British fashion ace himself. Tia’s outfit was then later presented to the world for the first time as part of Julien Macdonald’s FW23 collection show. Tia was specially selected by Julien Macdonald as the only celebrity to be dressed in a Julien Macdonald couture prior to it being presented for the first time in the Julien Macdonald FW23 collection show. Traditionally, the Sunday evening shows during the London Fashion Week are one of the most anticipated shows, of which this prime time slot was given to the Julien Macdonald FW23 collection show. Caption: Tia Lee in a tailored lace slip dress and flowing black chiffon cape, exclusively handpicked from Julien Macdonald’s FW23 collection The breath-taking and delicately tailored couture dress designed by Julien Macdonald for the new FW23 collection was hand-embroidered with crystals. Together with a flowing cape, a pair of glittering heels from Gina and Jessica McCormack jewellery, Tia’s glamourous look outlined a feminine silhouette that celebrates endless female strength and empowerment. Tia was amongst the exclusive international of A-list celebrities who covet Julien Macdonald’s work to be dressed by the King of Glamour, including Beyonce, Rihanna, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Jennifer Lopez, Kim Kardashian, Heidi Klum and Naomi Campbell. Caption: Tia Lee at the FROW of the Julien Macdonald showcase L to R: Lorraine Pascale, Dennis O’Brien, Tia Lee, Amber Le Bon On arrival to the Julien Macdonald fashion showcase, Tia was seen in the FROW amongst international A-list celebrities and fashion icons where Julien Macdonald’s FW23 collection was unveiled. Caption: Tia Lee with Julien Macdonald, in couture from his FW23 collection Julien Macdonald was appointed by Karl Lagerfeld as the head designer of knitwear at Chanel at very young age and later in 2001 was appointed as successor to Alexander McQueen as the creative director of the French fashion house Givenchy. He launched his own label in 1997 and swiftly became a leading British fashion designer. Julien received various awards including British Designer of the Year at the Elle Style Awards in 2001, British Glamour’s Designer of the Year and GQ ‘s Womenswear Designer of the year in 2003. He was also nominated at the Olivier awards and awarded an order of the British empire (OBE) in 2004 for his services to the fashion industry. Caption: Tia Lee at Richard Quinn’s FW23 runway show In addition to the Julien Macdonald FW23 collection show, Tia was also invited to a number of top-notch brand showcases of London Fashion Week, such as David Koma, Richard Quinn, Moncler Genius and the ES & Perfect Magazine fashion bash - joining actress Joan Collins, TV presenter Ashley Graham, supermodel Sara Sampaio, British Vogue’s editor in chief Edward Enninful, singers Alicia Keys, Ronan Keating, Pharrell Williams, socialite Lennon Gallagher and many others. As a front row celebrity at the shows amongst other A-listers, Tia’s appearance at London Fashion Week is testament to her stature in the fashion scene as a style icon. Caption: Tia Lee at the FROW of the Richard Quinn showcase L to R: Tia Lee, Sara Sampaio, Ashley Graham In an embroidered coat from his Spring 2023 collection, Tia was spotted alongside supermodel Sara Sampaio, TV presenter Ashley Graham enjoying front row views of Richard Quinn’s latest reveal. Her elegant outfit was further elevated with a teardrop-shaped headpiece from Victoria Grant, suede platform sandals from Jimmy Choo and pearl earrings from Theo Fennel. Caption: Tia Lee with Richard Quinn Tia attended the David Koma FW2023 runway show, her first appearance at London Fashion Week this year. Caption: Tia Lee arriving at the David Koma FW23 runway show A nod to David Koma’s signature body-contouring statement pieces, Tia arrived in a shimmering silver two-piece suit over bomber and boots from his collection.​ Amina Muaddi's stunning Diamond Chain earrings added shine to Tia's outfit, while Noir Sleek Sunglasses from Gentle Monster were the ultimate statement accessory to finish her look. Caption: Tia Lee at the FROW of David Koma’s FW23 runway show L to R: Tia Lee, Tade, Elodie Russell Tia was also present at David Koma’s invitation only exclusive after party, enjoying the night with David Koma himself, in celebration of the success of the collection’s reveal. Caption: Tia Lee with David Koma Just as styles come and go and clothing evolves, Tia has taken on a metamorphosis of epic proportions from a highly scrutinized artist into a strong independent woman, ready to take on the world. “Goodbye Princess” pays homage to the struggles of life, but ultimately showcases Tia’s determination to rise from the negativity, stereotypes and bias being placed on her. In fact, it is even more iconic because the track is the first ever Chinese song produced by Grammy-Award-winning producer Swizz Beatz, who has previously worked on mega-hits with music icons such as Justin Bieber, Jay-Z and Madonna. In the spirit of female empowerment, Tia launched the #EmpowerHer campaign, and she has used her song as a vehicle to spread awareness for women-centric charities to further their missions. Some of the charities include Beats By Girlz and Women in Music in the United States, Daughters Of Tomorrow in Singapore and Teen’s Key in Hong Kong, all of which are committed to supporting women and girls around the world. One of the highlights was the #EmpowerHerDance challenge, where 16 KOLs across 15 geographies in the world have led the charge in this dance challenge to gain the attention of more than 158m followers globally, to support and empower fellow females. The infectious beat of the song also saw top Grammy-Award-winning female DJ duo NERVO coming onboard in support of the #EmpowerHerMusic campaign, creating an electrifying remix of the record-breaking Goodbye Princess. Together, these female powerhouses around the world have pushed the song to great heights, enabling Tia to become the fastest artist to break 100M views on YouTube with a Chinese pop song. With an empowered mission and vision, redefining her career as a musician and fashion icon, Tia is stepping out of her comfort zone and saying goodbye to her past self. Official press materials: Tia Lee Official Channels: Instagram @leeyufen: YouTube: Facebook: Weibo: About Tia Lee: Tia Lee (李毓芬), is a global C-pop singer and international fashion icon. In addition to being an award-winning musician and setting the record for the fastest C-pop music video ever to achieve a 100 million views, Tia appears frequently at major fashion shows. As a trend-setter, Tia has graced the covers of fashion, beauty and lifestyle magazines such as Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire, and shares her beauty and fashion tips through a number of Vogue’s social media channels. Contact Details Redhall Asia Media Contact +852 6077 7342

February 21, 2023 09:15 PM Eastern Standard Time

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