Vanity Fair and Leon Max, along with Taschen Books’s Benedikt Taschen, hosted a party last night in honor of Annie Leibovitz’s new limited-edition, SUMO-size Taschen book, Annie Leibovitz. Held at the Chateau Marmont, the event benefited the nonprofit organization Donors Choose. Guests enjoyed Grey Goose cocktails throughout the night, while listening to the tunes of D.J. Ms. Nix.
Gone are the days when the word fashion had nothing to do with male of the species. With the advent of the word metrosexual came a plethora of fashion accessories for men. It seemed a little funny in the beginning but it came into its own in a short while. Now, it is serious business worldwide. You can no longer afford to be nonchalant primarily because ladies expect you to be fashionable. So, how do you go about being acceptable to the ladies but at the same time not overdo it? Haven’t a clue? Let us get you up to date. Continue reading
Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. looks back on 2013 as a year with great importance for the brand, the products and the sales.
“In the year of our 50th anniversary, Lamborghini has delivered a very satisfying performance, confirming the strength of our product and commercial strategy”, said Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. “Even in its last year of production the Lamborghini Gallardo has shown strong sales, whereas the Aventador has beaten all records of V12 model sales in our history. The USA and China are our biggest single markets, the Middle East and Japan are very strong and Europe is in line with the trend in our market segment.”
With 129 dealers serving 46 countries, in 2013 worldwide deliveries to customers have been increased from 2,083 to 2,121 units. This development is outperforming the trend of the market in the super sports car segment.
Lamborghini is a global brand and sales distribution is well balanced among the three regions: EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) 34%, America 36% and Asia Pacific 30%.
Thanks to the Lamborghini Aventador, 2013 has been the most successful year of V12 model sales in the history of Lamborghini. 1,001 units have been delivered to customers (922 in 2012, +9%). Two and a half years after its market introduction the order bank for both, Coupé and Roadster version, still covers the next 12 months.
Although in its last year of production, the Lamborghini Gallardo confirms to be an evergreen super sports car with an excellent performance of 1,120 units sold in 2013 (1,161 in 2012). With a total of 14,022 units the Gallardo is by far the most-built Lamborghini ever.
In 2013 the company continued its path of sustainable development, enlarging its facilities and hiring 100 high qualified professionals in Sant’Agata Bolognese to sustain both, production demand and new projects, ending up with 1,029 employees by the end of the year.
Early in 2013 Lamborghini introduced the Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster, the ultimate open-air luxury super sports car, while the Gallardo Squadra Corse, presented at the end of the year, celebrated also the end of the Gallardo range with a best-in-class version, able to break many lap time records.
Limited edition one-offs like the Egoista, the Veneno and the Veneno Roadster were presented as an homage to the 50th anniversary of Automobili Lamborghini, alongside special anniversary editions of the Gallardo, the Aventador and the Aventador Roadster.
Celebrations for the 50th anniversary involved customers and fans with many events worldwide and the greatest reunion ever, held in May 2013 in Italy with more than 350 supercars, proving that the Lamborghini global community is stronger than ever.
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Us ordinary people catch up on the happenings of Fashion Week each year from magazines and online articles. But for movie and music stars, it’s an absolute must to snag an invitation to the event. And if you’re not there, you might as well go crawl under a rock and retire.
And God forbid you don’t get either invited or paid to sit next to the runaway, the most prestigious areas at Fashion Week festivities. Let’s take a look at why it is so important to these famous faces to snag a seat on the Front Row of Fashion Week so they can bring home the designer gifts.
The Hierarchy of Fashion Week
If you’re just a normal fashion fan with knowing someone in the fashion industry, your chances for obtaining an invite to the event is slim to none. And there’s no ticket scalping for Fashion Week. The invitations, which are mailed out just weeks before the big show, are checked and matched with ID at the door.
Fashion Week in New York starts around Nov. 5, and each show comes with their own set of “unofficial” guest rules. For example, for the Bryant Park catwalk, the “A” section, or the front row section to the left of the catwalk, is full of VIPS, including the Vogue magazine editor-in-chief. Celebrities occupy the middle of the front row. Seats considered the worse are to the back end of the runway and are given to sponsors. However, you’re still “with it” if you’re seated here.
Extra Cash to Put in Their Designer Pocketbooks
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Looking for a way to make more money with fashion? Consider becoming a famous music or on-screen star and spending the week sitting amongst the fashion elite at Fashion Week. It’s absolutely incredible how much these stars made by being present for Fashion Week and drinking cocktails with their Hollywood cohorts. Of course, the price paid out to these famous faces is always dependent on where they fall in the ranking of popularity.
For example, A-List star Rhianna earned about $100,000 just for showing her grill for cameras next to the runway. In close running was Beyonce, who took home $80,000 to $100,00 for her appearance. B-Listers were not so fortunate. Blake Lively got a $50,000 paycheck while Jared Leto brought in $25,000. As we go on down the line of rankings, those who fall lower on the list are either not paid, but their airfare to fly to the event is, or they are unpaid or uninvited altogether.
Controversy at Fashion Week
Fashion editor and critic Andre Leon Talley and hip hop music label founder Russell Simmons were in a heated argument when the festivities hit the circuit this fall. It seems that some people were saying that Simmons really didn’t have a place hob-knobbing with fashionistas at Fashion Week – many of whom have dedicated many years to the fashion industry. Still, this personal argument aside, Fashion Week 2013 was a major success in many different respects.
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While many people will set New Year’s Fitness Resolutions this year, very few will take action to make them happen.
Echo is the first running watch that utilizes smartphone fitness apps to their full potential by wirelessly connecting them to your wrist. With real-time fitness data streaming directly from your smartphone to the watch display and the ability to remotely control connected apps, Echo keeps you informed and in control during any run.
Echo is an extension of your smartphone, simultaneously displaying fitness data, notifications and achievements that display on your smartphone. Using Bluetooth Smart to wirelessly connect with smartphones, Echo shows elapsed time, distance and other fitness metrics at a glance. Echo gives you control over a variety of smartphone functions including start, stop or lap on your fitness app, and next song, play and pause on your music stream or playlist.
It’s the first smart watch designed for running with a ruggedized design and water-resistance that can withstand adverse conditions. When you’re not running, Echo is an everyday watch. A replaceable battery means there’s no charging. Echo is always ready to go.
Victor called the drug ‘the Mighty Modafinil, King of the focus drugs’ and wrote that he recommends Modafinil over another drug taken by some (especially students) for focus: Adderall. Adderall is considered an amphetamine and can be highly addictive.
Victor Pride claims that Modafinil is safe and non-addictive as he quit using it for a period of 8 months and ‘didn’t really even think about it’. It should be noted, he did go back to it and is currently using the ultra focus brain drug Modafinil.
He said that it can be very hard to find Modafinil through usual sources, so Victor Pride recommends buying Modafinil (Provigil) from SuperDrugSaver. If you know of a better place to online to buy drugs like Adderall and Modafinil, please let us know.
According to Wikipedia: Modafinil is a wakefulness-promoting drug (eugeroic) that is approved by the United States’ Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of narcolepsy, shift work sleep disorder and excessive daytime sleepiness associated with obstructive sleep apnea. In English-speaking countries it is sold under the brand names: Alertec (CA), Modavigil (AU, NZ), Provigil (IE, ZA, UK, US).
Here is the video of our interview with Maria Kang, who has recently become known as the ‘Fit Mom’ who was temporarily banned from Facebook because of a photo she posted of herself posing in workout gear with her three young boys.
Maria was very kind and gracious and is super knowledgable about fitness and nutrition and we asked her about her experience with Eating Clean, her family’s nutrition and her recommendations for people who want to start eating healthier.
Maria Kang, aka Fit Mom, who was temporarily banned from Facebook for photo she posted with the question “What’s Your Excuse”?
I think that people misunderstood her intentions of the post. It was meant to inspire people. We are very inspired here at Luxury Fitness Fun. We can tell that she must be a clean eater and have seen her speak and blog about the importance of nutrition.
We reached out and will be interviewing her…
Monday December 9th, 2013 at 5pm PST.
Submit any questions you might have for her regarding eating clean, nutrition and her fitness routine. What matters most is, how does she stay so fit with 3 little ones and run her own business?
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Most women simply shudder when the cold season comes around. Not only does this mean chilly temperatures, it also means that the skin-baring, flattering, knee-high garments of summer have to retire to make room for bulky sweaters, heavy material pants and otherwise confining clothing that has been happily stored away in boxes over the past several months. Still, for some, this isn’t necessarily a bad thing as it offers an opportunity to show off winter fashions.
Does winter mean that fashion has to go out the plastic-lined window? Not necessarily. Below are seven fashion tips for the winter season that shed new light on getting dressed for those below-freezing days. Learn what to look for when purchasing your winter clothing, or even how to carry over your summer garments and reuse them in the winter. Just because we now have to cover up does not mean that we still can’t radiate with style and flash.
Choosing the Right Coat
Coats and jackets are necessities for winter. When selecting one, current trends are for loose fitting coats – oversized silhouettes – because they’re able to keep women warm while still being fashionable. As for materials, this is up to your personal taste, but wool or fur are two popular choices.
Low Necks with Pizazz
Wintertime doesn’t mean that you have to retire the summer shirts. Find a way to recycle them. Scoop-neck shirts can be worn, but try adding a scarf to make sure your neck stays warm when you’re out and about or chilling with friends in a place that might not be too warm.
Tank Top Time
You can still wear those cute, lacy tank tops. Simply find a warm, button-up cardigan to place over them, and doll them up with a chain necklace with a dangling charm. Wearing layered clothing like this is a good idea because you never know what the temperature is going to be as you move from place to place.
Kick-It with Style
Boots are a necessity once that pesky snow hits the ground. When choosing pairs of winter boots, think functionality, but don’t forget to consider fashion. Boots don’t have to be clunky and awkward. Find some with fur, sleek material, heels, and silver accessories. Add warmth and style with knee-covering boots in black leather.
Hands-On Winter Fashion
We have to keep those digits warm in the winter, but we don’t necessarily have to make our hands look like those of furry muppets. Opt for chic hand warming gloves with Thinsulate lining. This particular material will fend off cold temperatures but allow you to purchase gloves that look half-way human. Buy several pairs, matching them to jacket and boots for color-coordinating flair.
Winter’s Little Secret
The winter wardrobe, indeed, leaves a lot to the imagination as most every inch of our bodies are covered. But let’s take that one step further while still retaining our feminine side. It’s all about the material. Look for undergarments that are available in flannel and other warm coverings. As for coats for women, in 2013 and moving into 2014 oversized silhouettes are the most popular type of coat for women to wear.
Keep Your Head in the Game
Winter headgear is endless in possibilities. We can keep our noggins warm and toasty while looking fierce doing it. Cover your head in scarves, thick headbands and handkerchiefs, or look for a unique hat like a beret or colorful knit hat. Old Man Winter knows little to nothing about style and fashion. Show him a thing or to by beating his chilling temperatures in style!
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