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New York’s Paper Magazine editor to judge Style Awards

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THE man behind the world famous Kim Kardashian magazine cover shoot, which features her posing with a Champagne glass balanced on her behind, is to be a judge in this year’s Jersey Style Awards.

Melissa Odabash, Julien Macdonald OBE, Dame Shirley Bassey, Jacey Elthalion, Tessie Hartmann, Christian Arno, Sascha Hartmann and Tessa Hartmann CBE celebrate at the Jersey Style Awards 2017 at the Royal Jersey Showground

Mickey Boardman, editor director of New York’s Paper Magazine, who has been described as one of the most photographed faces in the Manhattan city, is to travel to the Island for the red carpet event.

The awards – which are in their second year – aim to celebrate Jersey’s tourist economy, lifestyle, arts, culture and style across 13 categories.

Last year Dame Shirley Bassey, fashion designer Julien Macdonald and Island philanthropist Sir David Kirch, were among those honoured in the awards which were set up by Jersey-based businesswoman Tessa Hartmann.

Entries are now open for the awards ceremony which is due to take place on Thursday 28 June at the Royal Jersey Showground and organisers have also unveiled their judging line-up which includes Mr Boardman.

Mr Boardman is credited with ‘breaking the internet’ as he was behind the infamous Jean-Paul Goude shoot of reality TV star Kim Kardashian which made the cover of Paper in 2014. The image of her with the bottle of Champagne later spread like wildfire over the web as it was commented on heavily on social media and also turned into a number of memes.

Meanwhile, Hilary Alexander, a well-known face in British fashion journalism and Maurice Mullen, head of luxury for the Evening Standard and ES Magazine are due to return to Jersey to judge the competition. More judges are expected to be revealed next month.

Dr Hartmann said that the awards ceremony aims to showcase Jersey as ‘one of the most stylish and sought-after destinations in the world’ as well as recognise local businesses and people.

She added that the event will ‘salute international tastemakers and fashion’s most stylish celebrities.

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‘We’re so excited for this year’s event and honoured to have such a great line up of global style figures as judges,’ Dr Hartmann said. ‘It’s our goal to surpass the number of entries we had in 2017 so we’re calling for all the Jersey businesses, creatives, brands and tastemakers to join Jersey’s most stylish conversation and get the recognition they deserve.

‘A win at these awards is regarded as a benchmark of success and can have incredible awareness implications for the nominees. We’re endeavouring to build a legacy with these awards and the 2017 winners are a shining example of that.

‘I have no doubt that 2018 will be even better.’

This year two new categories have been added to the awards – Wine List of the Year and Island Bar of the Year.

Entries must be uploaded to the official website by 13 April and the shortlist is due to be announced in early May. For further details log on to jerseystyleawards.com.

Krysta Eaves

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