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How to Dress For Success

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Trust good old Mark Twain to come with the best: “Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence in society.” However, these days of unisex ideas and when CEOs arrive in faded jeans to interview sober-looking young people, you can’t really be sure about what dress constitutes success anymore. Going by tradition still has an upper hand in many matters including official wear. Continue reading

Montblanc

Montblanc Celebrates 90 Years of the Meisterstück

MontblancOn Thursday, April 3rd at Guastavino’s, Montblanc celebrated 90 years of their Meisterstück, the timeless fountain pen, at an intimate reception and dinner with Jérôme Lambert, Chief Executive Officer of Montblanc International. Guests including Edward Norton, Rosario Dawson, Penn Badgely, Olivia Palermo, Johannes Huebl, Chanel Iman, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Alex WekMadalina Ghenea and Stephen Baldwin were invited to discover the new Meisterstück 90th Anniversary Collection, featuring four new writing instruments. Continue reading

Land Rover

Land Rover To Reveal New Age Of Discovery In New York

Land RoverLand Rover will reveal its design vision for a new family of premium leisure SUVs at the 2014 New York International Auto Show.
The Discovery Vision Concept car will showcase the essence of a future family of SUVs built on Land Rover’s key principles of emotive design, unrivalled capability and ultimate versatility, taken to new levels using new customer-focused advanced technologies.
Gerry McGovern, Design Director and Chief Creative Officer for Land Rover commented: 
“Discovery has been pivotal in helping to build the foundations of the Land Rover brand.  It is admired all over the world and loved by its strong customer base. We have created the Vision Concept to share the essence of Land Rover’s new age of Discovery and to debut a new, compelling, relevant design direction that connects on an emotional level with customers of today and tomorrow.”
Follow the excitement as the story continues to unfold over the next two weeks on Land Rover’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages and join the conversation using #ReadyToDiscover.

Smile Brilliant with Laser Teeth Whitening With LED Accelerator Light

This is a review of Smile Brilliant’s LED Teeth Whitening system.

Pro-Teeth-WhiteningI’ve been wanting to try a LED light teeth whitening product for some time, but was not sure how they worked.  Smile Brilliant’s product is on sale for only $39.95 (normally $69.95), so it wasn’t a huge investment and worth trying out.

There’s no doubt that the LED Teeth Whitening system is simple to use, but I found it very trying.  It doesn’t seem like having a light in your mouth for 20-45 minutes would take much effort, but I found that LED-TW-Contentsit really did.  It was actually hard to hold in my mouth at first (and later) and I seemed to get slightly more used to it as time went on, but ultimately gave up after about 15 minutes as my mouth was too tired from holding the light with my lips.

Not sure I’m going to get any desired results from only a 15 minute session, but I will try again tomorrow and see if I can make 20 minutes.

Lamborghini

Lamborghini increases worldwide sales for the third year in a row

LamborghiniAutomobili 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.

Fashion Week in New York City

Front Row To Fashion Week

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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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Beverly Hills Hotels Partner Together to Offer “Fall into Luxury” Hotel Promotion

It’s so cool to see so many great companies, luxury hotels at that, to partner together to put on such a great promotion.

According to a post over on the site of the Beverly Hills Courier, a good number of luxury hotels in Beverly Hills (are there any other kind here?) have partnered to put on a new fall promotion called “Fall into Luxury” running now through December 30th. When guests stay a minimum of two nights at one of the world-class participating hotel properties, they will receive a $100 hotel credit good towards hotel services (specified below) and a complimentary room upgrade at the time of booking.

Participating hotels include AKA Beverly Hills, Avalon Hotel, The Beverly Hills Hotel and Bungalows, The Beverly Hilton,  Beverly Wilshire, L’Ermitage Beverly Hills, Lux Rodeo Drive, Montage Beverly Hills, The Peninsula Beverly Hills, and Thompson Beverly Hills.

What a great promotion by the people behind LoveBeverlyHills.com.

Bloggers Note:  I will be in Beverly Hills during November and would be willing to do review stays at any or all of the hotels in this promotion for publication here at LuxuryFitnessFun.com and also over at BellevueBusinessJournal.com.

Want to Live the High Life in South Beach? Invest in ‘A Little’ 195-room South Beach Hotel

Delano South Beach Hotel is For Sale

Delano South Beach Hotel is For Sale

The 195-room luxury hotel, Delano South Beach has been put up for sale according to an article on BloombergBusinessweek, quoting the listing broker, Jeffrey Davis of Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels.

Although the article did not include the listing price or any real details, they did say the estimated value is supposed to be around $1 million per room.

Bid for a Travel Companion on eBay!

Bid for a Travel Companion on EbayPerhaps you know someone who would love to do a lot of traveling this summer, but really cannot manage all the luggage, transportation and details.  You should tell this about this auction on eBay, where a Bellevue-based entrepreneur has put himself up for auction for the entire month of August.  His suggested tasks during the time include travel companion, driver, body guard, personal assistant, personal trainer, nutrition advisor and more.  Those interested in learning more about this guy’s talents can see his resume online at JoeConnector.com.

BTW – This crazy entrepreneur in Bellevue, Washington is me, Joe “The Connector” Kennedy.  Is this a crazy publicity stunt or a cunning ploy to get work for a new PR company?