Kim Kardashian is the Face of Iconic Makeup Artist Pat McGrath’s Eye-Kit Line

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian has been announced as the face of iconic makeup artist Pat McGrath’s Dark star 006 seven piece eye-kit Shoes.

Rumours have been flying about a possible collaboration with the makeup artist and Kim confirmed the rumours when she posted a teaser on her Instagram Knickers, and simply captioned “Coming soon! Secret shoot”

The world premiere of the campaign In the Mirror featuring Kim Kardashian will air tomorrow on E! News Shoes, and the eye-kit that will be officially released April 11th Bras, 2017 Tops & Tees.


At Home is ‘right at home’ in brick and mortar space

Two announcements made today by At Home reveal that brick and mortar retail is alive and well for the Plano, Texas-based home décor superstore chain.At Home

Founded in 1979 as Garden Ridge Pottery, the retailer was eventually renamed Garden Ridge. In 2004, the company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Work Utility & Safety Clothing, reorganized, and emerged a year later. In 2014, Garden Ridge rebranded as At Home and, last year, went public.

Today, At Home Group released fourth quarter and fiscal year financial results that show a quarterly net sales increase of 26.4% – the company’s 11th consecutive quarter of more than 20% – and annual net sales growth of 23.1%, most of it due to the net addition of 23 new stores over the past year (bringing the total to 126).

At Home President and CEO Lee Bird says the retailer’s long term plan is to eventually increase store count to nearly five times that number.

“Our fourth quarter outperformance was driven by strong new store results accompanied by a 7 Knickers.1% comparable store sales increase as we further elevated our holiday assortment and capitalized on an inventory opportunity identified earlier in the year Girls, both of which were well-received by our customers,” Bird said in a statement.

Gross profit for the quarter ended Jan. 28, 2017, increased 28.6% to $75.7 million from $58.9 million in the prior year period. For fiscal 2017, gross profit increased 23.5% to $247.5 million from $200.4 million.

“Looking ahead to the upcoming year, we have robust marketing and merchandising plans in place and a pipeline of store opportunities we are very excited about,” Bird said. “We have a young brand that has significant room to grow and a value proposition that is increasingly relevant in today’s retail environment Competitive Swimwear.”

New marketing campaign announced

Part of that marketing plan was revealed today as the company announced the launch of its first integrated marketing campaign “Unleash Your Inner Decorator” to include television and digital radio, showcasing the store’s decorating possibilities.

The campaign will debut on April 3 Shapewear, 2017, in more than 20 top markets and will highlight At Home’s “unmatched décor assortment as well as everyday low prices.” Four unique television commercials will explore decorating aesthetics through the lens of a diverse group of individuals, focusing on “the inner decorator in all of us, ready at any moment to be unleashed … whether it’s a pop of color, playful table scape or eclectic outdoor haven.”

The ads will communicate the breadth and depth of At Home’s assortment of more than 50,000 products (furniture, garden, housewares, textiles, rugs, seasonal décor, tabletop, wall décor, patio).

“Our passion is to inspire new and existing customers to discover and embrace their inner decorator when it comes to styling any space,” Bird said. “With the launch of our first national TV campaign, we’re poised to showcase that At Home’s world of endless possibilities does just that. As we continue to grow our footprint, driving increased awareness of the At Home brand while solidifying the company as the go-to source for all home decorating needs will be a key component to our success.”


After a year and a half of renovations, guests have settled

into the completed spaces in Love in Action’s refurbished sheltered housing on Grand Haven’s south side.
More than 19,000 square feet of the building on Despelder Street was renovated with new features such as LED light bulbs, new insulation, and water-conserving sinks and toilets, and outer walls received foam insulation.

There’s now a children’s room in Hope House Team Sports, complete with a curriculum for parents to work with their children Girls.

Male guests live in Harbor Hall, while female guests and children live at Hope House.

A fitness room was also created during the renovations. Additionally, both Harbor Hall and Hope House now have computer rooms and libraries to provide guests with more opportunities to look for jobs.

“It was a complete transformation,” said Matt Lehr, housing director for Love in Action.

In addition to donations, Love in Action received a $500,000 grant from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis toward the project.

An anonymous person donated all of the furnishings throughout the building. Lehr said they wanted to nicely furnish the facility, but it wouldn’t have been possible without the donor.

With freshly painted walls and décor Competitive Swimwear, the space looks “brand new” Lehr said.

“It really created an environment of healing for our guests here,” he said.

Hope House is home to about 30 women and children every night, and there’s a waiting list.

Currently, six men are at Harbor Hall, and there’s room for 20. The number of men dropped during renovations, but they anticipate more beds will be filled because they’re receiving a “steady stream” of applications, Lehr said.

About three-quarters of sheltered housing applicants are from Tri-Cities-area residents.

While at Harbor Hall or Hope House, guests work on a life skills curriculum Clothing, job readiness and budgeting programs, and attend weekly case management sessions. They will work at Love in Action’s stores and in the Clearing House, and they work to find and obtain sustainable income. Counseling is also available.

Guests stay as long as they need, as long as they’re making progress. An average stay is six months.

Love in Action Executive Director Michael Stowell expressed the agency’s appreciation for the volunteers and donors because they wouldn’t be able to do their work if it wasn’t for them Cycling Bottoms.

“They’re really the backbone,” he said.

To donate or become a volunteer for Love in Action, call 616-846-2701.