donderdag 29 augustus 2013

Venture Capital Hack #1 - Photo: Supermodel Djamila Celina Melcherts, the New Face of the YoungandMinted Brand, rockin' the place

VC Hack #1 The difference between an investable entrepreneur and a priceless one is that one has a solid product that is proven and valuable, the other has the ability to replicate this time and time again http://youngandminted.com/ #youngandminted Photo:
in set with dj/producer 2-Wise and SweetnezzTV

maandag 26 augustus 2013

Djamila Celina Melcherts Has Become Face Of The YoungAndMinted.com Brand

Pro Model, Djamila Celina Melcherts Has Become Face Of The YoungAndMinted.com Brand Djamila Celina Melcherts has become the face of the popular website ‘YoungAndMinted.com’. With an incredible track record, she is set to be a fantastic ambassador for the rapidly growing brand and a great role model for young hopefuls. Djamila Celina Melcherts to become new face of Young And Minted I am very excited; I have the Young and Minted brand on my mind a lot and I am so glad to finally become part of this exciting business. I appreciate all that has been done to help me become part of the team. YoungAndMinted.com have announced that they have taken on pro model Djamila Celina Melcherts to become the new face of the brand. Djamila Celina Melcherts has an impressive track record in the modelling world. She is a very recognisable face from the catwalk having represented haute couture and famous fashion labels, FMCG, consumer lifestyle brands, make up advertisements, TV commercials and online ads. Besides being one of the most recognised in the modelling world, she has an inspirational and successful business track record. Something that the team at YoungAndMinted.com believe is a great asset to their rapidly expanding brand. Her success in fashion and beauty has enabled her to achieve success in other areas such as music television and business which she plans to push further forward. She has worked with some of the world's best known luxury brands such as Jean-Paul Gautier, Prada, Dior, Herm├ęs, Mercedes Benz and many more. But it doesn’t end there, her sense of dedication, humour and style has bought Djamila Celina a large following of fans. YoungAndMinted.com started as a luxury photo sharing website for successful youngsters, but is quickly becoming a big name in the luxury lifestyle space with successful individuals ‘tagging’ their photos with the hash tag #YoungAndMinted on Instagram to appear on their popular website. YoungAndMinted.com are about to launch into many other areas with the help of Djamila Celina Melcherts which they are very excited about. “We are sure it’s going to be a fantastic partnership, not only is Djamila Celina a beautiful lady, but she is one very 'switched on cookie'. We look forward to working with her,” says YoungAndMinted founder, Ben Hulme. "I am very excited; I have the Young And Minted brand on my mind a lot and I am so glad to finally become part of this exciting business. I appreciate all that has been done to help me become part of the team and it's certainly a business that will become a big name in the luxury and lifestyle space," says Djamila Celina Melcherts. Bonno van der Putten, managing director from Monarch Capital Partners, the Private Equity firm backing and representing Djamila Celina Melcherts’ business ventures said, “As growing into a leading pan-European business, YoungandMinted’s logical next step is to take its successful business model into new and emerging markets in the global arena, with Djamila Celina Melcherts as the new face and as a iconic and multi-talented Brand Ambassador I am confident it will thrive.” To find out more from YoungAndMinted you can visit their website: http://www.YoungAndMinted.com

vrijdag 23 augustus 2013

To Russia From America, With Love and Lace; Photo Djamila Celina Melcherts

To Russia From America, With Love and Lace; Photo Djamila Celina Melcherts Female Russians should be delighted. Retailing giant L
imited Brands Inc. is said to be opening more Victoria’s Secret lingerie shops in Moscow later this year, according to Russian business dailies. Victoria's Secret Beauty & Accessories opened its first travel retail store in Russia on May 1, 2013, at the Domodedova International Airport in Moscow. The airport was ranked the best airport of Eastern Europe by Skytrax in 2010, 2011 and 2012 and the store is situated in the domestic flights terminal where an anticipated 6 million passengers will pass through. Russia as a country may be rich in commodities, but increasingly it is the spending power of 143 million Russians — more than half of them women, moving fast to catch up with the rest of Europe as their living standards rise — that is exciting investors. And the global luxury and cosmetics product makers are there to get their piece of the cake, cutting their dependence on mature markets in Europe and the U.S, where they are facing a lower consumer spendings, depressed economic environments amid the general macroeconomic slowdown. Russia’s lingerie sales in 2013 were up again, with a double digit 14 %t o € 4 billion, as opposed to the average lower single-digit growth in U.S. and Europe, according to the Russian retail and fashion-market expert Bonno van der Putten from Monarch Capital Partners, quoted by Russian dailies. Consumer confidence in Russia continues to increase and rising on the back of still soaring oil prices, while the economy is forecast to grow by around 4% again this year. However, the strong growing consumer demand is backed by some non-economic factors as well. Namely, the national character of Russian women. According to research, beauty industry exhibition organizers, only 14% of female Russians cut their expenses on make-up products at the peak of the global financial crisis. And 22% spent more on lipstick and mascara than before. Limited Brands plan to open more Victoria’s Secret shops in and around Moscow, in addition to the first ones before the end of the year Limited Brands is very optimistic about Victoria’s Secret’s potential outside of North America whereas markets like Russia and China will be the biggest on the planet at some point Limited Brands owns and operates through Victoria's Secret, Pink, Bath & Body Works, La Senza and Henri Bendel. The company operates 2,629 specialty stores in the United States and its brands are sold in more than 700 company-operated and franchised additional locations world-wide. Learn more: http://lnkd.in/cipZUe and http://lnkd.in/3dxanU Now check out the model Victoria's Secret is grooming to take over the brand

RTL, controlled by Bertelsmann, is seeking new revenue sources as the €-zone economy continues to stagnate.

RTL, controlled by Bertelsmann, is seeking new revenue sources as the €-zone economy continues to stagnate. RTL is investing in digital operations and pay-TV, buying majority stakes in Broadband TV, YouTube Inc.’s fifth-largest multi-channel network, and Dutch video-on-demand businesses recently. With these acquisitions, RTL will give a boost to her presence and expertise in the digital distribution space, pushing online video views, a growing market to more than 15 billion this year. H1 sales fell 1.3% as Europe’s TV ad market continues to lag. Most countries saw declines, except for Germany, which was kind of flat. Net income soared 53% to €418 million on higher operating profit; revenue was €2.78 billion, down from € 2.82 billion a year earlier

dinsdag 20 augustus 2013

Miss Beauty of the World 2012, Djamila Celina Melcherts maakt DJ debuut - 31 augustus 2013, 20.00 uur Outdoor festival, Amsterdam

31 augustus 2013, 20.00 uur Outdoor festival The Boulevard in Rhone Amsterdam Miss Beauty of the World 2012 maakt DJ debuut Op 31 augustus zal Miss Beauty of the World 2012 NL, Djamila Celina Melcherts, haar debuut maken als DJ. . Zij is op 31 augustus te horen en te zien op het outdoor festival The Boulevard, wat plaatsvindt in Rhone te Amsterdam. Over Djamila Celina Melcherts Djamila Celina Melcherts is een Nederlands fotomodel, actrice en TV presentatrice met internationale bekendheid. Djamila Celina zat op jonge leeftijd al snel in de internationale modellentop. Djamila Celina liep modeshows voor vele Fashion - en Lifestyle merken en werkte als gezicht zowel voor cosmetica merken als voor bedrijven zoals L’ Oreal, Unilever, T-mobile, Otazu en anderen. Ook is Djamila Celina een bekend gezicht op de tweejaarlijkse fashionweeks in Amsterdam, Londen en Parijs. Recentelijk nog nam Djamila Celina deel aan de Amsterdam International Fashion week voor Vibrant Pakistan waar ze een prominente rol vervulde in het succes hiervan. Daarnaast heeft Djamila presentatie werk gedaan voor verschillende TV zenders zoals SBS 6, RTL5, Net5, Tros/Banana Split, BNN, Slam FM, Veronica TV , Towel TV en natuurlijk SweetnezzTV. Djamila Celina Melcherts heeft haar succes als model zakelijk een vervolg gegeven met oa. haar eigen kledinglijn en haar eigen bedrijf DCM Media. Djamila gebruikt haar ervaring in het bedrijfsleven bij een dagvoorzitterschap en/of presentaties voor bedrijven bij evenementen en beurzen.

maandag 19 augustus 2013

Beats by Dr Dre wants to buy out HTC as it seeks to expand its business; photo Djamila Celina Melcherts by Bonno van der Putten

Beats by Dr Dre wants to buy out HTC as it seeks to expand its business; photo Djamila Celina Melcherts The founders of Beats Electronics are music mogul Jimmy Iovine and American hip-hop producer and artist Andre Young, better known as Dr. Dre, are looking to expand the business into speakers, audio systems in cars, consumer electronics and online streaming music services. Beats Electronics is now in talks with an investor that could help finance its plans and maybe take a minority ownership stake in the coming weeks. Beats has notched explosive growth lately; Dr. Dre controls about 75% of the company. Beats' revenue shot up to roughly $1 billion last year from less than $200 million in 2010. Beats sold its first pair of headphones in 2008 for $350 apiece and benefited from the growth of smartphones and tablets and popularized premium headphones partly of this by making them a fashion statement and partly by touting their sound quality as superior to that of the tiny white "earbuds", earbuds have long been a hallmark of Apple iPod and iPhone lines Beats is estimated to have captured 59% of the U.S. market for premium headphones. That market, which includes all headphones and earphones costing at least $99, increased by 18% last year. However, that growth will slow, and a big challenge for Beats will be establishing itself as an audio brand beyond headphones. Earlier this year, Beats unsuccessfully tried to raise $700 million from the credit markets to refinance debt and buy out HTC's stake. The big Q for investors of course was if Beats' success in the headphone market was merely trendy or something that could be sustained or replicated in other areas. HTC incorporated audio software from Beats into a line of phones, and other phones were bundled with Beats headphones. HTC last year also provided Beats with a one-year, $225 million loan that was secured by all of Beats' assets That loan was recently replaced with an interim loan that is due in July 2014. HTC's fortunes faded amid tougher competition in the smartphone market from companies like Samsung. HTC's shares have lost nearly 90% of their value since April 2011, when HTC was second only to Apple in U.S. smartphone sales. While HTC originally saw Beats as a way to court the youth market, the collaboration ended up souring with differences in opinion on strategy

zondag 18 augustus 2013

Djamila Celina Melcherts; next supermodel to watch out for

- Personality, presence and instant name recognition have made her an international success. This girl has done it all. We've already singled her out for her personal style and business ventures so that's another tick in her box, but now's the time to elaborate. Djamila Celina Melcherts is one of the few models currently working who are considered legitimate high fashion models yet are also known for their distinct personalities. Her flawless runway experience and quirky personality means this girl has got smarts beyond being a mere clotheshorse and TV Host. She's a hit with fashion's tastemakers, starred in a slew of campaigns and she has successfully bridged the commercial/high fashion worlds by walking for many fashion designers and high end cosmetics brands. We think Djamila's commercial beauty and perfect figure will see her land her own cosmetics, swimwear or lingerie line in the not-too-distant future While already successful, give her some time, and we're predicting that she's got the taste level and business skills to oversee her own brand She’s living the life Follow us on Twitter for the latest ventures, behind the scenes commentary, and random pictures of stuff that inspires; https://twitter.com/DjamilaCelina and https://twitter.com/bonnovanderputt #fashion #Supermodels

zaterdag 17 augustus 2013

L’Oreal to Buy Magic Holdings International for $843million. Photo: Djamila Celina Melcherts

L’Oreal to Buy Magic Holdings International for $843million. Photo: Djamila Celina Melcherts The acquisition gives L’Oreal the top-selling facial mask brand in China, where beauty and personal-care product sales will expand 8% to $34 billion this year. Magic sells MG-branded beauty products such as facial masks with snail essence. MG is the facial-mask industry leader in China with a 26.4% share as of 2012. This should allow L’Oreal to accelerate the growth of its own brands in China through a greater distribution reach. L’Oreal is paying 20 x Magic’s 2012 EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization). Bu Bonno van der Putten Monarch Capital Partners

donderdag 15 augustus 2013

Djamila Celina Melcherts; next supermodel to watch out for - Personality, presence and instant name recognition. This girl has done it all.

Djamila Celina Melcherts; next supermodel to watch out for - Personality, presence and instant name recognition. This girl has done it all.
We've already singled her out for her personal style and business ventures so that's another tick in her box, but now's the time to elaborate. Djamila Celina Melcherts is one of the few models currently working who are considered legitimate high fashion models yet are also known for their distinct personalities. Her flawless runway experience and quirky personality means this girl has got smarts beyond being a mere clotheshorse and TV Host. While already successful, give her some time, and we're predicting that she's got the taste level to oversee her own brand

dinsdag 13 augustus 2013

New Look online sales surge; a touch from New Look's summer advertising campaign; sales increase sharply

An online makeover appears to be paying off for New Look as the budget fashion retailer reported a dramatic surge in internet sales. New Look, which reported that it had returned to profit after a £55m loss the previous year, said it had made a strong start to trading from July. New Look has overhauled its website and developed apps for mobile phones and tablets. Efforts to generate social media buzz have helped it notch up more than 2m likes on Facebook and 121,000 Twitter followers Below an image from New Look's summer advertising campaign. The period saw the brand's sales increase sharply. Photograph: Djamila Celina Melcherts, Brand Ambassador. Bonno van der Putten for DCM Media Productions & Mark Meijering.

Life’s a beach, go shopping - Lifestyle accessories by DCM Media Productions

Holidays are no longer a fashion-free zone, with designers supplying summer with the most luxurious beach kit Holidays are no hiding place from fashion. Given that designers are fast claiming every aspect of our lives, from technology to sports gear, it was only a matter of time before they got to – well, time off. And not just the clothes we wear, but everything that comes with that. Consumers are investing in luxury beach accessories more than ever before. Shoppers are looking for more than just swimwear. Beach style is all about accessorising and detail. It’s not about co-ordinating a look, more a process of personalisation. With so much now on offer that is both practical and luxurious, luxury retailers have opened year-round travel stores for both men and women in response to the strong demand. In other words, we have gone beyond the bikini, the flip-flop and the sun hat. It started with towels, the designer offerings; then it moved on to beach bags, now the trend has now grown to encompass a myriad of “lifestyle” accessories. It’s not just the established brands; a host of niche artisan labels have stepped in to cater for the demand for luxury holiday extras. Many continue to extend their collections into the lifestyle sector with stylish travel accessories and specialist swim brands adding more accessories to the product lines, such as sunglasses, watches, holiday jewellery, beach bags and travel wallets.

zaterdag 10 augustus 2013

Telling Stories, Selling Beauty -Djamila Celina Melcherts

This is how modern beauty empires are built on QVC, one of the largest television shopping networks in the world. The channel has come a long way in the beauty business since 2005, when it began selling a handful of brands but today QVC has become a dominant player in cosmetics; celebrity scents, like Djamila Celina Melcherts and Mary J. Blige’s My Life fragrance sold 60,000 units within six hours of airtime in 2010. QVC has shipped more than $5 billion in beauty products global
ly since 2009.

vrijdag 9 augustus 2013

Showcasing craftsmanship via social videos ideal for luxury brands - Djamila Celina Melcherts and Bonno van der Putten

Showcasing craftsmanship via social videos is an ideal way for brand’s to give enthusiasts a view inside the creative process while showing the amount of care and quality that goes into each product created by a given brand. Fendi uses social media to advertise the opening of its flagship on Avenue Montaigne as well as the exclusive Peekaboo handbag. Releasing a limited-edition handbag at a single location creates an exclusive experience through an exclusive product. The Handbag Narratives exhibition at Harrods celebrates luxury fashion and tells the story of quality, craftsmanship and opulence.

woensdag 7 augustus 2013

What Michael Kors Knows: Michael Kors Has That Buzz Factor. Model: Djamila Celina Melcherts By: Bonno van der Putten

Michael Kors has that buzz factor. The company, which went public in December 2011, could double its revenue by next spring to reach $2.9 billion. Michael Kors Q1 sales grew 54%. Revenue at stores open at least a year, a key indicator of a retailer’s health, rose 27%. In North America, that sales growth figure was 25%; in Europe, 56%. After its IPO, the stock traded around $25. After its latest earnings call, shares traded at about $70. Private Equity backers (among others John Idol, investors Silas Chou & Lawrence Stroll ( through their Hong Kong-based PE vehicle Sportswear Holdings), Lance LePere, Brightpoint and Monarch Capital) encouraged Kors to start a lower-priced line, the MICHAEL Michael Kors Collection. And while Kors continues to produce runway collections and offer ultra-luxe items, it’s the other line of accessories and clothes—and accessories in particular—that’s really selling. Small leather goods and handbags are most important to Kors For some customers, the appeal of brand-name accessories, especially ones that seem affordable is enduring. Michael Kors’ strong brand momentum, seasoned management team and good back up are extremely well positioned to continue gaining market share in the global accessories market, underscoring Michael Kors’s dominance in the “affordable luxury” category. We believe in the brand; we believe that the Michael Kors brand is ideally positioned within the global luxury lifestyle market.

zondag 4 augustus 2013

Djamila Celina Melcherts and Bonno van der Putten for DCM Media productions

Djamila Celina Melcherts and Bonno van der Putten for DCM Media productions Dance | Fashion | Lifestyle | Entertainment - Monarch Capital Partners

donderdag 1 augustus 2013

HOTHOTHOT New episode online! DCM Media productions @ Neonsplash Dusseldorf http://bit.ly/1aYmpCr Djamila Celina Melcherts and Bonno van der Putten

HOTHOTHOT New episode online! DCM Media productions @ Neonsplash Dusseldorf http://bit.ly/1aYmpCr Djamila Celina Melcherts and Bonno van der Putten http://youtu.be/Ge4X8CLb3hA