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Life Magazine Logo - Miley Cyrus Feature Story

Life Magazine | Your World in Pictures - Miley Cyrus, Fabulous Art Life Magazine proudly maintains the largest collection of professional photos on the web curated by Life Editors. For the Life.com launch, the legendary publication selected Miley Cyrus as their cover girl.

What an exciting moment when we heard that our FABULOUS Sugarluxe Art was prominently featured as part of the exclusive photo spread. It's pretty much a career defining moment for an artist. Check it out...


Vector Tuts Plus Logo | Feature Interview Chandra Michaels

VectorTuts+ | Interview with Chandra Michaels - Australia - VectorTuts+ is the largest online education community for graphic artists around the world. Developed by Envato, they employ application experts on every continent.

So, of course, we were completely pumped when they contacted us asking for an interview with our founder/artist - Chandra Michaels. Thanks to Sonali Vora for asking such great questions about business, start ups, entrepreneurship and art! Check it out...


Cleo Magazine Australia October 2008 | Jessica Simpson Cover

CLEO Magazine | Editor's Pick - Pink is the New Black - Celebrities the world over are donning the color pink this month in support of raising the necessary awareness and money to fund continued research into the prevention and cure of Breast Cancer.

Since our inception, Sugarluxe has been creating and donating to this cause and we're glad the global media has taken note. Check it out...

Blanton Museum of Fine Arts | University of Texas at Austin

The Blanton Museum of Art | The Largest University Museum - The Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas at Austin will become the largest university museum in the United States when it opens its Edgar A. Smith Building in November.

We also loved noting in this news release that the University mentions Chandra Michaels of Sugarluxe. Pretty cool to get name dropped by the biggest University Art Museum in the country. Check it out...


Girlfriend Magazine October 2008 | Miley Cyrus Cover

Girlfriend Magazine | Australia Thanks to our dear Aussie friend and fabulous boutique, Sassi Sam, Sugarluxe is selected by Girlfriend Magazine. The Girlfriend Magazine website is one of the most popular youth websites in Australia.

Both Sugarluxe & Sassi Sam donate a portion of the proceeds to our chosen Breast Cancer Research Program. Check it out...


InStyle Magazine features Sugarluxe in the Home of Miley Cyrus Hannah Montana Fabulous Artwork

InStyle Magazine | At Home with Miley Cyrus - Having had her fair share of design work for the rich and famous, we knew it wouldn't be long after launching the Sugarluxe line of Fine Art Giclees before our pop artist would be creating artwork for the walls of some of the BIGGEST pop stars in the world.

See our top selling FABULOUS piece featured in what Miley Cyrus calls - "One of her favorite rooms in the house." Check it out...


Hooters Magazine Dream Girl Cover Hooters Magazine | Editor's Pick - Mother's Day Gift Guide Well, it's not like it was a secret or anything...but word is out. YES, Chandra Michaels worked her way through college as a HOOTER's GIRL and she still has the tiny orange shorts to prove it.

Over a decade later: the highly circulated Hooters Magazine selects Sugarluxe items as a favorite gift for Moms. Check it out...

Bong Spirit Vodka | Sugarluxe Collectors Art Bottle Bong Spirit Vodka | Winning Design - Artist Spotlight - The MOST AMAZING Vodka you will ever taste and we're not just saying that because Chandra Michaels is the only female artist whose work graces these bottles.

Hand blown Italian Glass with Vodka that is distilled six times for superior smoothness. Also, see the latest Bong Spirit Girls in Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City with their Sugarluxe Bong Girl T-Shirts. Check it out...


Alcalde Magazine | Texas Exes Alumni University of Texas Texas Exes Alumni Magazine | The Alcalde - The University of Texas has produced plenty of amazing graduates to interview.

With almost half a million people to choose from and one of the largest number of living alumni, we were really excited to have a TWO PAGE feature profile in this magazine distributed to the university's alumni around the world. Check it out...

Z Gallerie Stores Logo

Sugarluxe Giclees for Z Gallerie Stores | Nationwide - As the very first major retailer to carry Sugarluxe Fine Art Giclees, we are thrilled that our MOST popular pieces will be available here before you can get them anywhere else.

What's better? The stores continue to sell out of their stock and due to the demand, they are helping us to create a whole new devoted fan base! Check it out...


Austin Rare Magazine | Sugarluxe Cover Art

RARE Magazine | Cover Art & Feature Profile - It's the only lifestyle publication which is 100 percent local with the highest readership in the city--you can now find Rare Magazine in 850+ locations.

It was so fun to create the artwork for the Holiday Issue combined with the retro designs made for the interior city sections. Check it out...


Austin American Statesman

Style Matters | The Statesman - Austin, TX - Front page of the Life & Arts Section of the Statesman for the Holiday Gift Guide!

The lovely mention by Melanie Spencer covers the nationwide launch of the Sugarluxe Collection for Z Gallerie at Austin's finest upscale shopping park, The Domain. See the newspaper article here with the exclusive Fabulous Blonde Giclee. Check it out...


Design Notebook by Melanie Spencer | Austin American Statesman

Design Notebook | By Melanie Spencer - Amazing Melanie! She is all over hot new design, so she knocked our socks off when we found out the sugarluxe.com site was selected as Website of the Week!

In a city like Austin where technology and design rule, this was a sweet gift, especially right at Christmas time. Thank you so much my dear Melanie - You totally ROCK! Check it out...


Austin Music & Entertainment Magazine Holiday Gift Guide

Austin Music + Entertainment Magazine - Right after a segment aired about Sugarluxe on News 8, the lovely and talented Lyssa Myska Allen, Editor of Austin Music + Entertainment Magazine got in touch with us about our new University of Texas Sugarluxe Collection.

We were more than thrilled when she told us she wanted to feature one of the pieces in their upcoming Holiday Gift Guide. Check it out...


Technology Review Magazine by MIT featuring Sugarluxe

Technology Review Magazine | Published by MIT - As THE Authority on the future of technology, this magazine is jam packed with information on emerging technologies.

In their DESIGN ISSUE, covering the work of Helio's innovative phones, the guys at Technology Review were so kind as to make mention of the great art supporting Helio and so, we were ultra happy that they wrote about Sugarluxe, too. Check it out...


Brides Magazine Editor's Pick for Best Bridesmaid Gifts

BRIDES Magazine | Editor's Pick - WORLD'S No. 1 BRIDAL PUBLICATION asks Sugarluxe to send our popular card cases in for review.

It was even more exciting when we found out our Fancy Card Case was selected as an Editor's Pick for the Biggest Bridal Issue of the Year - the coveted June Issue. Check it out...


Hotel Des Arts San Francisco | The Sugarluxe Room Hotel des Arts | San Francisco, CA - Creating the Sugarluxe Painted Room in San Francisco's most talked about hotel was simultaneously one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences EVER.

This commission was truly an honor because the artists that grace the walls of this famous establishment are among the absolute BEST underground artists in the world! Check it out...

TalentSpeaks | The Industry Source for Talent and Creativity Logo

Talent Speaks | The Arts Revolution - Talent Speaks is a revolutionary portal into the creative community.As the leading industry source on talent and creatvity, it's purpose is to explore the new age of connectivity and how it affects the arts.

With Sugarluxe Art helping lead the charge into this new frontier, Talent Speaks interviewed Michaels to get an idea of what it takes to create a globally known art based brand. Check it out...


AOL Stylist | Hometown Hero

Stylelist | AOL Hometown Hero - Many thanks to Beth Lambert for her thoughtfull interview with Sugarluxe and her notable collection of style finds. AOL Stylelist is the place where you can discover the most impressive list of favorite style influencers from the following: San Francisco, LA, New York, Chicago and Austin.

We are pleased whenever the press wants to spread the news about Sugarluxe, but it's even more exciting when they ask the real questions everyone wants to know, like...How did Sugarluxe begin?


Sugarluxe & Helio Mobile Devices HELIO | Los Angeles, CA - The high-end Helio has opened its flagship store in Santa Monica. It's an upscale lifestyle store that also boasts original works of art from favorite pop artists such as Tim Biskup, Luke Chueh, Sugarluxe, Yumiko Kayukawa, and Buff Monster.

Users can download digital versions of the art as wallpaper for their Helio phone or purchase these pieces from the store. Check it out...

Sugarluxe ART is a Top Seller on AT&T

AT&T Wireless | MEdia Mall - AT&T is raising the bar by offering Sugarluxe Screens and Graphics for all AT&T customers.

In fact, since our Sugarluxe illustrations first became available in the AT&T Media Mall...our very own NAUTIGIRL image became one of their very BEST SELLERS! Nautigirl has been downloaded so many times, you can now find her in the top seller list in company with famous brands like Looney Tunes, The Family Guy and Winnie the Pooh! Check it out...


2006 MTV Video Music Awards | Sugarluxe on Celebrities

MTV Video Music Awards | New York City - Sugarluxe Belt Buckles are a decidedly premium item and exactly the type of high-trend gift for which the VMAs have become known.

The newly designed buckles are paired with a more edgy version of Chandras pop art iconography and detailed surface patterns, making each a collectible piece that is intrinsically confident and incredibly indulgent. Perfect for the hot celebrities for whom theyve been designed. Check it out...


Sugarluxe Featured in Us Weekly Magazine

Us Weekly Magazine | Nationwide - When it comes to playing upon our fascination with all things celebrity - US WEEKLY magazine is KING!

Sugarluxe was featured in the CMT spotlight along with other great brands selected for the show, including Dell, Michael Kors, Blockbuster, CROC Shoes, and MAC Cosmetics. Check it out...


Austin Business Journal

Austin Business Journal | Austin, TX - It's SXSW week in Austin!

There really couldn't be a better time for the Austin Business Journal to highlight news about Sugarluxe. During SXSW there are so many things going on in Austin that revolve around creative and technology based businesses, that we were extra grateful for this wonderful and unexpected exposure. Thanks ABJ! Check it out...


2006 CMT Music Awards

CMT Music Awards | Nashville, TN - Wait until you see the newly commissioned belt buckles created for the hottest celebrities in Country Music.

Let's face it, in the world of Country Music, the belt buckle is not a trend - it's a fashion staple. We can't wait to give the select Super Stars their own limited edition buckles at the show in Nashville on April 10th. Check it out...


Austin American Statesman Austin American Statesman | Austin, TX - Chandra Michaels is featured in a full length article in the Life & Style Section of the news.

Jean Schneides, Fashion Columnist hailing from New York City, has come to Austin. Here she interviews Chandra for a story called Makin' It. And on the one year anniversary of the launch of the Sugarluxe Brand, it was really a sweet treat. Check it out...

Start Mobile Cell Phone Art Start Mobile | San Francisco, CA - The San Francisco gallery for emerging artists, Start Soma, has launched START MOBILE.

Curated by Start Soma founder John Doffing, THOUSANDS of original works of NEW ART from HUNDREDS of the worlds most prominent emerging + underground artists, including Sugarluxe, can now be downloaded onto your mobile phone. Check it out...

Celebrities in Hollywood & Sugarluxe

Celebrities & Sugarluxe | Hollywood, CA - Movie Stars and Rock Bands have always captured our interest and imaginations.

So, it makes for particularly good fun when we get up close and personal...by illustrating custom accessories for celebrities who need something that sets them apart on camera or on stage and something they just won't find everywhere else. Check it out...


VH1 Big in 05 Awards Show

VH1 Big in 05 | Sony Pictures Studios | Hollywood, CA - What's the Big In 05 show about? Lots of celebs, lots of musicians, lots of crazed commentary on all the events that made the year interesting.

With buckles making it big again, it was so cool that Sugarluxe Belt Buckles would be chosen for what's Big in '05. Check it out...


Mercedes Benz Fashion Week

Daily Front Row Magazine | Los Angeles, CA - "Smashbox Studios wasn't the only place to see emerging style talent this week."

The La Daily Front Row says the Mercedes Benz Design Suites give stylists and editors the chance to scope out hot trends from talented emerging designers and established collections alike." Check it out...


Rare Magazine

Rare Magazine | Austin, TX - Austin is well-known for being distinctively different from any other city in Texas. Many famous musicians, movie stars, artists, athletes and other fabulous celebrities call Austin home because it is a beautiful, laid back and creative refuge from life on either coast. In other words, Austin is a Rare Find.

Being considered unique here is quite a compliment. Check it out...


512 Magazine

512 Magazine | Austin, TX - The eclectic lifestyle in Austin serves as the perfect backdrop for any creative type who can't quite get the burnt orange out of their blood.

Even better, this city has also grown into a major celebrity mecca and the editors at Austin's 512 Magazine make sure that you know what's hot in the Capital City. Check it out...



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