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Father’s Day Gift Guide 2017

14 Jun 2017

Shopping for dads can be difficult. With Father’s Day right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about the perfect gift to show how much we love and appreciate them. Don’t stress, we’ve assembled the best Father’s Day gifts for 2017. Whether your dad’s a foodie, tech geek or fashion lover, there is something special on this list he will enjoy!

The Dapper Dad

Update your dad’s summer attire with these stylish Sebago Legacy Penny Loafers for a sophisticated look!

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Sebago Legacy Penny Loafers ($135)

This Cathy’s Concept Monogram Duffel Bag is perfect for trips to the gym or family vacations!

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Cathy’s Concept Monogram Duffel Bag ($89)

The Foodie

Treat your dad to this Flipping Awesome BBQ Cutting Board that is ideal for serving and slicing all types of foods.

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Flipping Awesome BBQ Cutting Board ($49.99)

This High-Heat Nonstick Steel Grill Cookware Set is a grilling essential that your dad just can’t live without!

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Williams Sonoma’s High-Heat Nonstick Steel Grill Cookware Set ($95.96)

The Tech-Savvy Dad

Dads will love Amazon’s Echo, which is a hands free speaker that can answer questions, play music, report news and more.

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Amazon’s Echo – Black ($139.99)

To keep your dad organized, give him this wooden desk organizer to store accessories as well as charge phones and tablets.

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Wooden Desk Organizer – Wallet Stand – Tablet charger – Docking Station by WeSellDream (Starting at $34.99) 

#AMPLIFIED SERIES: GOING FROM INTERN TO EMPLOYEE

13 Jun 2017

At AMP3 Public Relations we love working with passionate, loyal, driven people. Many of our employees actually started out at the company as interns and have continued on to join us full time. In our second #Amplified video, our most recent hire, Megan Reeves, talks about her transition from intern to employee at AMP3 PR.

Megan is a Public Relations Assistant who is a recent graduate from Villanova University. She majored in Communications and participated in some internships throughout her college career, where she gained a passion for Public Relations. Megan interned at AMP3 PR for 4 months in the Fall of 2016 and became a full-time employee after her internship ended.

Megan believes the valuable opportunities and responsibilities she was given as an intern prepared her for her full time job now. Her advice for future interns is to work hard, make yourself invaluable and say yes to every opportunity that is given to you.

AMP3 PR loves to hire employees out of our intern pool. If you are interested in our internship position, please email us with the season you are looking to be considered for (Fall, Spring or Summer) in the subject line, via [email protected].

Check out the full video below and stay tuned for our next video where we’ll be discussing some social media misconceptions. Don’t forget to subscribe and follow us on social media: @amp3pr.

Introducing our #AMPlified Video Series!

09 Jun 2017

We are so excited to announce the launch of our weekly #AMPlified Video Series! This digital series will tackle a variety of topics related to the PR industry and feature interviews with exciting guests.

Our introductory video features AMP3 CEO Alyson Roy and Sr. Account Director Ashley Lutzker addressing the age-old question: What is the difference between PR and Advertising?

This is a question that anyone in the industry has heard time and time again, and in this video we hope to demystify these terms and provide a clearer understanding of the differences between the two.

Check out our first video below and stay tuned for our next segment where we’ll be discussing the transition from intern to employee. Don’t forget to subscribe and follow us on social media: @amp3pr.

 

Top Red Carpet Looks: CFDA Awards

06 Jun 2017

Last night, the annual CFDA Awards took place at Manhattan Center’s Hammerstein Ballroom, honoring the most outstanding and innovative American designers. The fashion community came together to recognize the best contributors to womenswear, menswear, accessories, journalism, creativity, philanthropy and lifetime achievement. Honorees include Raf Simons, Chief Creative Officer of Calvin Klein for Designer of the Year and Monse’s Laura Kim and Fernando Garcio for Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent. Style icons such Lupita Nyong’o and Priyanka Chopra also accompanied designers in glamorous looks for fashion’s biggest night of the year.

We put together our top looks from the night that we just couldn’t take our eyes off of!

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Gigi Hadid in The Row

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Bella Hadid in Off-White

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Brit Marling in Sie Marjan

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Elsa Hosk in Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini

 

3 Sweet Spring Shoes

25 May 2017

Spring has finally sprung and we couldn’t contain our excitement over fresh flowers, bright skies and hip fashion! With spring comes stylish shoes that are perfect for walking the streets of New York. Store those Chelsea boots away and take a look at the three hottest shoes for this season:

Espadrille: Espadrilles are the ultimate spring sandals. They pair perfectly with dark washed blue jeans, sundresses, culottes and bold jumpsuits. They are not only comfortable, but also come in plenty of different styles to match with just about everything in your closet!

Sam Feldman Espadrille

Sam Edelman ‘Carrin’ Espadrille Flat

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Annie Perforated Espadrille

Annie Perforated Espadrille Platform Wedge

 

Slides: Slides have been revamped with a modern flare this spring! These backless, open-toed style shoes come in eccentric colors and textures that can amp up any outfit.

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Seychelles Coast Knotted Slide Sandal

Vince Slides

Vince Rachelle Slide Sandal

Shellys London Slides

Shellys London Cantara Mule

 

Gladiators: Gladiators are a staple piece in any spring attire. This must-have sandal looks chic with a breezy maxi skirt, ripped boyfriend jeans or a patterned dress for an everyday, classic spring outfit!

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Coconuts by Matisse City Sandal

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Mix No. 6 Kaza Sandal

 

Top 3 White Carpet Looks: The Met Gala

02 May 2017

Last night, celebrities gathered on the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC for “the Oscars of the East Coast”, “the party of the year”,  The Met Gala.

The fashion theme of the night was inspired by the Costume Institute’s  exhibition, which this year was “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between.”  The exhibition was filled with pieces that Ms. Kawakubo designed over the decades for the fashion label she founded in 1969, Comme des Garçons. Her designs are complex, bulbous, and unconventional to say the least. But when all is said and done they are nothing short of works of art.

This year’s hosts were Anna Wintour (the Queen of the Met Gala obviously), Tom Brady, Gisele Bündchen, Katy Perry and Pharrell Williams.

When it comes to style, the Met Gala encourages the outrageous and bolsters the bold; and with a theme inspired by the designs of Ms. Kawakubo, there was no shortage of either. Some celebrities in particular hold nothing back, and each year we anxiously wait to see how they can top the year before. Rihanna, who walked the carpet in  Comme des Garçons, is one such risk taking style trailblazer. And she did not disappoint. Her avant-garde look was enticing at every angle, with the perfect top knot bun, dramatic warm smokey eye, and full leg red lace up heels to complete the perfection.

Other inspired looks included Lily Collins’ billowy pink Giambattista Valli dress with dark bold lips and a cropped obsidian bob that paid homage to Ms. Kawakubo’s trademark hair, as well as Tracy Ellis Ross who rocked a more subdued yet still avant garde look in a vivid blue Comme des Garçons frock.

There is truly nothing like the Met Gala. Sure, we may be a little bias since it is in our neck of the woods, but without fail each year we are on the edge of our seats waiting to see how the stars will interpret the theme and wow us all.

Although there were many wow-worthy fashion moments this year, we narrowed down our list of absolute favorites. Here are NYC Firm AMP3’s top 3 looks from the Met Gala white carpet; 3 risk-takers whose daring style paid off.

 

Zendaya in Dolce & Gabbana
Zendaya in Dolce & Gabbana

 

 

Tracy Ellis Ross in Comme des Garçons
Tracy Ellis Ross in Comme des Garçons

 

 

 

Cara Delevingne in Chanel
Cara Delevingne in Chanel

Top 3 Red Carpet Looks: The Oscars

27 Feb 2017

What. An. Oscars. Night.

We laughed, we cried, we cringed as we sunk deep into our couches with shock, awe and discomfort (I mean, can we believe what happened with the best picture nom?!?).

So yeah, the show may not have ended so flawlessly, but it definitely started that way. The stars shined in red carpet worthy couture. We saw nods to old Hollywood glam, classic silhouettes with modern twists, velvet, tassels, and plunging necklines. Some beauties like Emma Roberts and Olivia Culpo took it a step further and  wore dresses for a cause, proving that this night is about more than just the glitz and the glam. Many of this year’s nominated movies were inspiring and eye opening, and honored great heroes who hadn’t yet had their stories told. It was truly an impressive and wonderful collection of films.

But as much as we could say about the nominated movies, it’s time to talk about our absolute favorite looks of the night. It was nearly impossible for us pick just 3 this year, so we decided to do 3 different categories: Overall Looks, Belted, and Fringe/Ruffles. 

Now presenting, hopefully without another Steve Harvey moment, our top looks from the Oscar’s 2017 Red Carpet. 

Top 3 Looks

Our top 3 overall looks from the night; including dress, jewels, and beauty.

Hailee Steinfeld was a whimsical vision in her utterly romantic sheer floral Ralph & Russo dress.
Hailee Steinfeld was a whimsical vision in her utterly romantic sheer floral Ralph & Russo dress.
Ruth Negga floated down the red carpet in this elegant custom made high neck and long sleeve red Valentino dress, accessorized with a jeweled crown and blue ACLU ribbon.
Ruth Negga floated down the red carpet in this elegant custom made high neck and long sleeve red Valentino dress, accessorized with a jeweled crown and blue ACLU ribbon.
Taraji P. Henson is stunning from head to toe in this deep navy velvet dress by Alberta Ferretti.
Taraji P. Henson is stunning from head to toe in this deep navy velvet dress by Alberta Ferretti.

Top 3 Belted Looks

Belts, belts, and more belts! These stars accessorized their gowns with belts, and we couldn’t get enough of it. It was the perfect

Chrissy Teigen never fails to disappoint...or show a little leg. This Zuhair Murad long-sleeve gown with cape design is perfectly complimented with the metallic embellishments.
Chrissy Teigen never fails to disappoint…or show a little leg. This Zuhair Murad long-sleeve gown with cape design is perfectly complimented with the metallic embellishments.
Isabelle Hupert is timeless and elegant in this Swarovski, pale pink Armani Privé. The belt gives it shape while still keeping it soft and delicate.
Isabelle Hupert is timeless and elegant in this Swarovski, pale pink Armani Privé. The belt gives it shape while still keeping it soft and delicate.
Janelle Monae was a showstopper in this dramatic Elie Saab Couture gown.
Janelle Monae was a showstopper in this dramatic Elie Saab Couture gown.

Top 3 Ruffles/Fringe

A little ruffle here, and a little fringe there. These  gowns exuded drama and glamour without being too showy. It was these 3 dresses that had us reminiscing over old hollywood, while also still being modern and fashion forward.

Emma Stone is striking in an old hollywood golden fringe dress by Givenchy Couture.
Emma Stone is striking in an old hollywood golden fringe dress by Givenchy Couture.
Olivia Culpo debuted a custom Marchesa gown made with melted down Stella Artois glasses (YUP!). This collaboration helps to raise awareness to clean water efforts.
Olivia Culpo debuted a custom Marchesa gown made with melted down Stella Artois glasses (YUP!). This collaboration helps to raise awareness to clean water efforts.
Brie Larson is vintage glam, and sexy modern chic in this black velvet ruffled gown with a sharp and structured neckline. We just can't stop staring at this Oscar de la Renta design.
Brie Larson is vintage glam, and sexy modern chic in this black velvet ruffled gown with a sharp and structured neckline. We just can’t stop staring at this Oscar de la Renta design.

Top 3 NYFW Looks: Nolcha Shows

17 Feb 2017

Another NYFW down! Nolcha FW17 was a total success; filled with the bold, the beautiful, and the breathtaking. The Nolcha Shows are an industry recognized platform designed to discover new independent fashion designers and get their collections on the runway. A few of this season’s most exciting up-and-comers included Mariana Valentina, Son Collection, and Lavanya Coodly.

Keeping with AMP3 tradition, we had a few of our team members pick their top 3 favorite looks from the Nolcha Shows. Let’s take a look at who we are loving for fall!

Alyson’s Top 3:

Son Collection FW17 at Nolcha Shows
Son Collection FW17 at Nolcha Shows
Son Collection FW17 at Nolcha Shows
Son Collection FW17 at Nolcha Shows
Mariana Valentina FW17 at Nolcha Shows
Mariana Valentina FW17 at Nolcha Shows

 

Ashley’s Top 3:

Lavanya Coodly FW17 at Nolcha Shows
Lavanya Coodly FW17 at Nolcha Shows
Lavanya Coodly FW17 at Nolcha Shows
Lavanya Coodly FW17 at Nolcha Shows
Samantha Leibowitz FW17 at Nolcha Shows
Samantha Leibowitz FW17 at Nolcha Shows

 

Rachel’s Top 3:

ACID NYC FW17 at Nolcha Shows
ACID NYC FW17 at Nolcha Shows
Just in Case FW17 at Nolcha Shows
Just in Case FW17 at Nolcha Shows
Prom Girl FW17 at Nolcha Shows
Prom Girl FW17 at Nolcha Shows

 

Megan’s Top 3:

Son Collection FW17 at Nolcha Shows
Son Collection FW17 at Nolcha Shows
Mariana Valentina FW17 at Nolcha Shows
Mariana Valentina FW17 at Nolcha Shows
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Mariana Valentina FW17 at Nolcha Shows