Saturday, March 31, 2012

Neon Hitch new VH1 Videos in Mercura NYC March 2012


Neon Hitch Speaks Life on 3 new VH1 Videos
Stylist: Kyle Luu
eyewear: Mercura NYC
Warner Brothers Netweork
interview with Jim Shearer

http://www.vh1.com/artists/az/neon_hitch/shows.jhtml

Neon Hitch new VH1 Videos in Mercura NYC Mrch 2012



http://www.vh1.com/video/misc/749702/sxsw-posted-neon-hitch-talks-producers-and-potty-mouths.jhtml
new VH1 film
Neon Hitch Talks
Stylist: Kyle Luu
eyewear: Mercura NYC
March 2012, USA
interview with Jim Shearer for Warner Brothers Network

Friday, March 30, 2012

The L Magazine, March 2012, Cover Story, Greta Gerwig in Mercura NYC



The L Magazine, March 2012
Greta Gerwig, Accidental Movie Star wears Mercura Sunglasses
Photograhed by Ysa Perez
Styled by TJ Gustave
Make-up by Daniel Martin @ The Wall Group
Hair by Seiji @ The Wall Group
Shot at Hotel Williamsburg
story by Mark Asch

The L Magazine Cover Story Greta Gerwig in Mercura NYC





The L Magazine, March 2012
Greta Gerwig, Accidental Movie Star wears Mercura Sunglasses
Photograhed by Ysa Perez
Styled by TJ Gustave
Story by Mark Asch
Make-up by Daniel Martin @ The Wall Group
Hair by Seiji @ The Wall Group
Shot at Hotel Williamsburg
On News Stands this week

Neon Hitch Wears Mercura NYC on the Red Carpet Austin


Talent: Neon Hitch, March 2012
Stylist: Kyle Luu
Eyewear: Mercura NYC for Mercura Sunglasses

Neon Hitch Talks Song Inspirations in her Mercura NYC





http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEq-aqtIo68&feature=share
eyewear & crown: Mercura NYC for Mercura Sunglasses
Stylist: Kyle Luu

Neon Hitch Wears Celestial Mercura NYC Sunglasses & Crown at Warner Brothers Event March 2012


Neon Hitch Wears Celestial Mercura NYC Sunglasses & Crown at Warner Brothers Event NYC March 2012, Miami
stylist: Kyle Luu
USA Songwriting Competition caught up with Warner Brothers Recording Artist Neon Hitch at the Winter Music Conference in Miami Beach, Florida. She is a British singer and songwriter. She talked about songwriting and collaborations with hit makers such as Bruno Mars, Gym Class Heroes, 3OH!3 and Mike Posner. She had 2 songs that hit the Billboard Hot 100 Charts.

She was signed to Mike Skinner and Ted Mayhem's label, The Beats, before it closed down. She was later discovered on MySpace by Benny Blanco who flew her to New York to work with him. Their work together earned her a music publishing deal with EMI and a record deal with Warner Brothers Records.

The Winter Music Conference is a weeklong electronic music conference, held every March since the mid-1980s in Miami Beach, Florida.

The WMC is recognized for serving over 62,000 attendees from 70 countries in Miami Beach to get involved in the WMC week. Over 4,000 industry delegates attended, Record label representatives, publishers, and A&R attend the conference.

USA Songwriting Competition's event director Eddie Phoon (pictured below with Neon Hitch) spoke as a panelist at WMC Demo Listening Workshops and South Beach Sessions, which included legendary music producer Henry Stone.

Neon Hitch wears Mercura Earthday Sunglasses to Austin Texas March 17th 2012


Neon Hitch wears Mercura Earthday Sunglasses to Austin Texas March 17th 2012
stylist: Kyle Luu

Neon Hitch wears Mercura Grand Duchess Sunglasses March 13, 2012, Music Awards




Neon Hitch at the Music awards, Austin Texas, March 2012
stylist: Kyle Luu
eyewear Mercura NYC

Thursday, March 29, 2012

KURV Magazine features Mercura NYC Sunglasses & Jewelry






KURV Magazine features Mercura NYC
Photo: Carolina Palmgren
Styling: James M Rosenthal
Set design: W.A.R.S
eyewear and palm floral head dress: Mercura NYC — at USA.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

"HBO's New Comedy GIRLS Is The Ballsiest Show on TV" New York Magazine feature the GIRLS with Lena Dunham in Mercura NYC The GIRLS Hot on the News Sta


"HBO's New Comedy GIRLS Is The Ballsiest Show on TV" New York Magazine feature the GIRLS with Lena Dunham in Mercura NYC
The GIRLS Hot on the News Stands!!!!!
issue April 2nd 2012 New York Magazine
GIRLS cast with Lena Dunham in Mercura
"HBO's New Comedy GIRLS Is The Ballsiest Show on TV" New York Magazine
The GIRLS Hot on the News Stands!!!!!
issue April 2nd 2012 New York Magazine
GIRLS cast with Lena Dunham in Mercura
Photographs by Autumn De Wilde
Four Stars: Jenima Kirke, Zosia Mamet, Allison Williams, Lena Dunham.
Styling by Shirley Kurata. Hair by David Gardner. Makeup by Jenn Steichen. Shirt and skirt by Louis Vuitton. Sunglasses by Mercura.

Oyster Magazine Interviews Mercura After their Double Covers Red Crystal & Purple Daisy



Oyster Magazine Interviews Mercura After their Double Cover s Red Crystal & Purple Daisy
Oyster Magazine Interviews Mercura After their Double Covers Red Crystal & Purple Daisy Spring 2012
Portrait by: Steph Mitchell
Words by: Timothy Chernyaev,
He says of Mercura NYC "Mercura creations are works of art in their own right" "been imitated by a few too many designers"

Pink Magnolia Madeline Rocks Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week México 2012 Wearing Mercura sweetheart sunglasses



Pink Magnolia Madeline Rocks Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week México 2012
Wearing Mercura sweetheart sunglasses
Pink Magnolia Madeline Rocks Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week México 2012
Wearing Mercura sweetheart sunglasses
finally with designer Paola Wong

Pink Magnolia Madeline Rocks Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week México 2012 Wearing Mercura Lalique bow sweetheart sunglasses


Pink Magnolia Madeline Rocks Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week México 2012
Wearing Mercura lalique bow sweetheart sunglasses

Pink Magnolia Madeline Rocks Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week México 2012 with Mercura Leash Sunglasses


Pink Magnolia Madeline Rocks Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week México 2012
Wearing Mercura Lolita Leash sweetheart sunglasses

Pink Magnolia Madeline Rocks Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week México 2012 with Mercura Sunglasses


Pink Magnolia Madeline Rocks Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week México 2012
Wearing Mercura cat lovers sweetheart sunglasses

Monday, March 26, 2012

Mercura Sunglasses Covers New York Magazine April 2, 2012 on the Amazing Lena Dunham





April 2, 2012 Issue
COVER STORY
It’s Different for 'Girls'
Lena Dunham, 25, has turned her imperfect body, drab romances, and love of oversharing into perhaps the most radical show on television, an upcoming HBO comedy about four women trying to make it in New York that’s as raw and bruised as Sex and the City was aspirational. By Emily Nussbaum
On the Cover: Photograph by Autumn De Wilde for New York Magazine. On the cover: Styling by Shirley Kurata. Hair by David Gardner. Makeup by Jenn Steichen. Shirt and skirt by Louis Vuitton. Sunglasses by Mercura
Four Stars: Jenima Kirke, Zosia Mamet, Allison Williams, Lena Dunham.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Sean K. Styles Mercura Sunglasses for new Intl Film 2012


New Film

http://youtu.be/Za4KlkowX9I

Film by Wing Shya
Styling and Art Direct by Sean K.
Costume by I.T. and Mercura NYC
Makeup by Zing Makeup School — with Sean Kunjambu at Asia.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Sean K. Styles Mercura NYC Eyewear March 2012



http://youtu.be/Za4KlkowX9I

Film by Wing Shya
Styling and Art Direct by Sean K.
Costume by I.T. and Mercura NYC
Makeup by Zing Makeup School

Sean K. Styles Mercura NYC March 2012



Film by Wing Shya
Styling and Art Direct by Sean K.
Costume by I.T.
Makeup by Zing Makeup School
eyewear/ ear: Mercura NYC
http://agnesmakeup.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/picture-2.png

Between Vogue & Numero, Umbigo Magazine hits the Portugal Newsstands Feature Mercura NYC


Umbigo Magazine
Posted on March 20, 2012
http://katycee.wordpress.com/2012/03/20/umbigo-magazine/

Excitement at Frog Towers as the new issue of Umbigo Magazine hit the news stands in Portugal (not sure if it is sold anywhere else, it maybe sold in Brazil? And of course on the internet webs) this week! It’s a long established fashion magazine and it features editorials, art shows and global artists of multiple disciplines and this month’s issue has me on the cover, shot by the awesome internationally acclaimed and award winning photographer Joao Carlos. Some of the Bug Nation editorial is inside (the images that weren’t published by Papercut Magazine late last year) and the glasses are by the amazing ladies at Mercura NYC, who kit out the likes of Lady Gaga and Elton John. I love the Bug’s series, Joao and I made it so it was original and weird in the best of ways and combined vintage items from Outra Face de Lua in Lisbon alongside the Mercura NYC sunglasses and the odd prop from The House of Deads. Covers are exciting, I love them; especially when the magazine sits next to Vogue and Numero on the stands, it is snazzy.http://katycee.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/photo-13.jpg
photo: Joao Carlos
eyewear: Mercura Sunglasses
Umbigo Magazine on the stands now in Portugal

Elizaveta Wears Mercura Rose Garden Sunglasses Milk Made April 2012


Look 1: Eyewear: Mercura, Dress: VAMPS by Michael Calloway, Top, Bustier, Jacket: Malin Landaeus Vintage
musician Elizaveta dropped by Milk Studios in New York for a photo shoot with photographer Meghan McGarry. Dressed in outfits styled by Alison Isbell
http://milkmade.com/articles/1184-Milk-Made-Mix-Tape-Elizaveta
— with Meghan McGarry, Elizaveta and Alison Isbell.
Tags: Mercura Sunglasses

Turkish News features Mercura Sunglasses


Haluk Akakce on the red carpet with
starlet in her Mercura Sunglasses

Friday, March 23, 2012

Portrait in Venice Stacy Engman in Mercura Sunglasses



Stacy Engman
eyewear: Mercura NYC
Italy

Wall Street Journal features Stacy Engman in Mercura Eyewear


Wall Street Journal feature Stacy Engman in her Mercura Eyewear (1 photo)
Wall Street Journal Feature Stacy Engman in Mercura Sunglasses
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704082104575516483224340778.html

Milk Made Features Eliveta wearing Mercura Sunglasses



Look 5: Eyewear: Mercura, Dress: Elizaveta’s Own
musician Elizaveta dropped by Milk Studios in New York for a photo shoot with photographer Meghan McGarry. Dressed in outfits styled by Alison Isbell

http://milkmade.com/articles/1184-Milk-Made-Mix-Tape-Elizaveta — with Elizaveta, Meghan McGarry and Alison Isbell.

WWD Features Stacy Engman in Mercura Sunglasses


WWD features Stacy Engman
eyewear: Mercura NYC
photo: Steve Eichner

Mycromag on Mercura NYC


Mycromag on Mercura by MAURITS DE BRUIJN← Contents · C.V. · Contact
Mercura
Defining and Designing the Future

A vision rooted in the 70’s, yet so forward and futuristic it is still up-to-date. That must be the reason why eyewear designers Merrilee Lichtenstein Cohen and Rachel Cohen-Lunning, who work under their brand name Mercura NYC, are so successful. With a clientele that includes Elton John, Grace Jones, and more recently Lil’ Kim, these women have been pushing the boundaries of art and design for decades.
The sisters started designing sunglasses for the simple reason that there were very few on the market that suited their own face; they were looking for more spirit and individuality. A journey took off towards a self-chosen expression in design. Merrilee and Rachel wanted their frames to paint a portrait of the person who wears them without interfering with their identity. Mercura NYC dove into the future without leaving the past behind. Classic movies where personality, mystery and Futurism come together were their main source of inspiration. Futurism was an art movement, which flourished in the beginning of the 20th century and revolved around speed, progress, a view on and a longing for the future. As designers they reached far beyond future, creating designs back then that still manage to blow our minds today. François Truffaut, Alfred Hitchcock and Rod Serlings films, as well as Star Trek, served as their background where anything was possible. The ladies were also inspired by another art form that finds it origin in the same period as Futurism: Surrealism. Both are great fans of Salvador Dali. The many sources are visible, yet their designs are autonomous above all. One could be dressed to the max by simply wearing a pair of Mercura glasses.
Looking at the glasses you can tell whoever designed it must have been thinking big. And the Cohen sisters were and are doing exactly that, the sunglasses were like models for tinted windows. Their wish was to replace all those nondescript Manhattan buildings with fabulous detail; they wanted to inspire new culture.
In 1975, the sisters moved into the well-known artist residency Hotel Chelsea and started their journey into design. The Chelsea Hotel housed prominent musicians, artist and writers such as Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin and Leonard Cohen as well as many members of Andy Warhol’s Factory. ‘em>The Chelsea was a comfortable and well-protected place. ‘People were not critical there, but productive in their own realms. The residents were not afraid of individuality, people tended to be very innovative in the field that they were working in.’Rachel and Merrilee describe their strengths as follows: futuristic ideas, a love for invention, dramatic sensibilities, and a strong desire to express themselves. According to us, pushing the limits of how we know sunglasses should be added to that list. Their designs seem to pop up everywhere. It is not always an original, though; a lot of copycats have drawn inspiration from Mercura’s classics. One look at the latest videos of Beyoncé or Lady Gaga proves how influential the designs are. What do the designers think of brands copying their designs? ‘It’s hell’, according to them. ‘It discourages bankers from investing, they fear the market is limited and once manufactured the art is no longer considered as an invention.’ It basically means we as consumers have the responsibility to hunt for the real thing and to honour the original. The sisters, being around for so long, have a clear view of their journey in the world of art and design: ‘In the 70's we were pioneers, hailed for our jewellery but not yet well known for our eyewear. In the late 80’s we were summoned for our eyewear only because we were already plugged in through our jewellery. There was a minority of people willing to be daring, until new strong bodies of the late 80’s and powerful personalities became more prevalent. That’s when our powerful designs in eyewear took off. Now everyone wants to be a powerful and mysterious and unique individual, and they are begging for our work!’ There, they said it. It is why these sunglasses still gain power and popularity. Always focussing on the individuals in their designs, the glasses find their way to wearers who, regardless of their gender, are not afraid to show what they are all about. No, they are more eager than ever to present themselves.The Mercura sunglasses go beyond jewellery. The glasses become part of someone’s expression, someone’s face. It doesn’t matter what age or occupation the wearer has and therefore the sisters can keep on dreaming: the list of potential clients is endless. They would love to put some of those shades on the presidential couple, or on Lady Gaga, Angelina Jolie, Tim Burton and Carla Bruni. Merrilee and Rachel are still crossing borders; it was only last week when a well-known artist purchased a collection of their work to wear to his art opening. ‘We cross the borders by dressing fashion designers, scientists, diva’s, writers, porn stars, and billionaires.’ They still find zillions of boundaries to push as a designer, so we can look into a bright future, wearing our outrageous sunglasses. Because according to the designers of Mercura NYC the future is big: ‘There is beauty, glory, glamour and wildness in our future and the total vast hugeness of immensurability.’

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Vincent Fantauzzo Paints Stacy Engman in Her Mercura NYC Sunglasses


Stacy Engman next to her portrait in Mercura NYC Portrait
artist: Vincent Fantauzzo's "30 Portraits 30 Days, NYC"

Stacy Engman Takes Miami in Mercura NYC



People: Mickalene Thomas, Stacy Engman
Event Title: National Arts Club dinner hosted by Stacy Engman
Location: Asia de Cuba, Miami, FL
Photo Credit: Neil Rasmus

Elizaveta Wears Mercura NYC for Milk Maid March 2012




Elizaveta Musician & Star
Skirt: Malin Landaeus Vintage, Dress: Elizaveta’s Own
musician Elizaveta dropped by Milk Studios in New York for a photo shoot with photographer Meghan McGarry. Dressed in outfits styled by Alison Isbell
eyewear: Mercura NYC
http://milkmade.com/articles/1184-Milk-Made-Mix-Tape-Elizaveta