Smiley “Happy Sports” launches in China at ISPO Beijing!

With the trade show season nearing its climax, globetrotting Smiley CEO Nicolas Loufrani was in China launching Smiley “Happy Sports” to the local press and buying community.

As ever the Smiley crew was in full effect, spreading happiness and pinning trademark Smiley badges to all passers by.

Smiley “Happy Sports” seems to be going down a storm on both sides of the planet for 2014.

Keep your eyes peeled for the products launch to market in August 2014.

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Dianna Agron star of Glee wearing H&M + Smiley jumper

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SMILEY takes centre stage at London Fashion Week

Smiley continued its long-standing tradition of keeping a ‘Smile is always in style’ on the runway at this weeks London Fashion Week, with the launch of the latest licensed collection from uber stylish London accessories designer Anya Hindmarch. This is the second season the designer has featured Smiley in its catwalk show.

The AW14 show, which took place on Tuesday 18th February 2014 in front of the cream of London’s hipster community at Billingsgate Hall and was appropriately titled ‘COUNTER CULTURE’, received critical acclaim from the fashion press.

Inspired by treating the everyday ordinary in an extraordinary way, Hindmarch took Supermarket conveyor belts and household items, such as cereal boxes, crisps packets and washing powder boxes, to the catwalk in a playful take on everyday life.

The show paid homage to some of the UK’s leading icons from supermarket shelves, whilst the finale was played out to ‘Get Happy’ by Judy Garland and featuring printed silk Smiley scarves and chic leather Smiley tote bags, to ensure a really good-feeling end to one of the highlight shows of AW14 London Fashion Week.

Smiley’s continued presence on the catwalk and the amazing press that has followed ensures the Smiley brand remains a must have trend in global fashion today.

To be part of the smiley phenomenon and further licensing opportunities please contact tom@smiley.com .

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Carlos Diez & Smiley AW14 Collection ‘Run Baby Run’ launches at Madrid Fashion Week

Smiley is proud to have continued its long-standing tradition of keeping a ‘Smile is always in style’ on the runway at this seasons Madrid Fashion Week.

The second collection between the two fashion houses showcased on the runway last night to critical acclaim from celebrities and key media.

The collection, aptly named ‘Run Baby Run’, was influenced by a sports-luxe theme. Pieces included jersey separates in autumnal black, brown and burnt orange with highlights of red, which featured the iconic smiley face throughout.

Carlos is a big fan of Smiley, and says of his second collaboration with the brand,  ”The Smiley icon is recognised around the world, bringing with it a message of happiness, positivity and a love for dance music. These were my inspirations when designing this collection; the smiley face is a way of translating our shared philosophy into my designs”

 

The current SS13 Carlos Diez and Smiley collection will be available on www.carlosdiezdiez.com from March.

Smiley company and carlos diez rock madrid fashion week


Smiley London and ‘Happy Cashmere” rock Nee-Hao Chinese New year party and fashion show!

Smiley London and ‘Happy Cashmere” rock Nee-Hao Magazine Chinese New year party and fashion show!

Chinese New Year’s Eve is becoming more and more popular in London.

Nee-Hao and Smiley created an exclusive event for London’s hipster Chinese community at Victoria Embankment last Saturday night (8th February).

This fashion and music fusion night proved the perfect place to bring in the year of the horse, see for yourself.

More than 600 guests, of which young actress Kunjue Li and fashion blogger Beibei Wu  have partied up to morning celebrating fashion and music enjoying Smiley London and Smiley ‘happy Cashmere’ catwalk.

Smiley & NeeHao Magazine rock Chinese New Year Party!


Live Valentines Day the Smiley way!

Live Valentines Day the Smiley way!

Smiley wishes a bit of Love and Happiness to all of you!


Human brain now registers smiley face emoticon as real facial expression

 

 

 

According to new Australian research recently published in the journal Social Neuroscience, Emoticons such as smiley faces are a new language and are beginning to change the way our brains operate. “Emoticons are a new form of language that we’re producing,” says researcher, Dr Owen Churches, from the school of psychology at Flinders University in Adelaide, “and to decode that language we’ve produced a new pattern of brain activity.”

 

According to Churches, faces are very special from a psychological point of view. “Most of us pay more attention to faces than we do to anything else,” says Churches, who has been studying the neuroscience of face perception for several years.

 

“We know experimentally that people respond differently to faces than they do to other object categories.” He says when we look at an image of a real face, we recognise the position of the mouth relative to the nose and the eyes, and as a result very specific parts of the brain are activated.

 

When this image is inverted, we get another specific pattern of brain activity. Churches wanted to find out if the same applied when we looked at a smiley face emoticon, which is a stylised representation of a smiling human face.

 

Source: http://www.abc.net.au/

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