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Sir John celebrity makeup artist for LOreal Paris

Sir John celebrity makeup artist for LOreal Paris

Leading global beauty brand, L’Oreal Paris is thrilled to welcome renowned celebrity makeup artist, Sir John, to its notable roster of experts.  A consummate visionary, Sir John uses the power of cosmetics to exalt women to their highest impact and is now able to empower even more women to become their most beautiful selves.   In his new role, Sir John will lend his insights and expertise to everything from product development and how-to’s to social media. “We are delighted to welcome Sir John into our L’Oreal Paris family,” said Karen T. Fondu, President, L’Oreal Paris. “His skill for knowing how to draw out confidence and enhance the natural beauty in a woman is exceptional. His creativity and skill will help our consumers translate professionally-inspired looks to the everyday and encourage them to be their own makeup designers.”

Sir John celebrity makeup artist for LOreal Paris

Sir John celebrity makeup artist for LOreal Paris

“I’m thrilled to be working with L’Oreal Paris – it’s a humbling experience,” says Sir John.  “It’s a brand I have admired for years, dating back well before my career as a makeup artist even began. I will wear my new title with pride and aim to inspire as many women as possible.” At his core, Sir John considers himself an artist. He gained a firm grasp on different mediums like brush strokes and nuances of color and shading through studying the arts in his school years, an innate understanding that eventually led him to makeup.

Sir John celebrity makeup artist for LOreal Paris

After he moved to New York City, his career took off upon meeting and working as an assistant to celebrated makeup artist Pat McGrath.  The weeks and months that followed were laden with international Fashion Week runway shows and collaborations.  One year later, at Tom Ford’s Spring 2011 runway show, Sir John met Beyonce Knowles.  Following an “OMG” phone call to his mom, the rest, as they say, is history. Soon after, Sir John embarked on his solo career and eventually signed on as the global megastar’s official makeup artist for her two consecutive world tours, not to mention lending his artistry to her self-titled visual album.

Crediting Beyonce as his artistic muse, the relationship catapulted Sir John’s industry presence.  He has solidified his role as a respected backstage mainstay in fashion and gives a voice to his work by contributing to esteemed publications as Vogue Italia, Style.com, Models.com, The Coveteur, InStyle and Teen Vogue.  Sir John’s signature versatility and creativity has made him the go-to for elite red carpet events. Regular celebrity clients include Karlie Kloss, Liya Kebede, Chrissy Teigen, and Joan Smalls.

Sir John is based in New York City where in his spare time he enjoys cooking, eating, traveling and physical fitness.  An early adopter of social media, Sir John remains in touch with fans and followers to give up-and-coming artists an inside peek into the process in an otherwise invisible arena – an invaluable perspective that was lacking in his early career.

Limited Edition Natura Bissé Diamond Absolute Damask Rose Body Oil

Limited Edition Natura Bissé Diamond Absolute Damask Rose Body Oil

Beauty Lover’s Day on April 23rd by launching the Limited Edition Diamond Absolute Damask Rose Body Oil! Beauty Lovers day is based on the 500 year old, beautiful Spanish tradition that follows the legend of Saint George, a brave knight who rescued the princess from a dragon. This famous story is celebrated each year in the streets of Spain with the exchange of roses and books between men and women, and can now be celebrated worldwide with Beauty Lover’s Day. Natura Bissé created Beauty Lovers Day to celebrate the brand’s consistent commitment to beauty and skincare. April 23rd is a very significant date in the brand’s hometown, Barcelona; a day of heroes, in which love and culture are celebrated.

Limited Edition Natura Bissé Diamond Absolute Damask Rose Body Oil

Limited Edition Natura Bissé Diamond Absolute Damask Rose Body Oil

Diamond Absolute Damask Rose Body Oil

Natura Bissé is launching a Limited Edition Diamond Absolute Damask Rose Body Oil, which will be available to customers ONLY on April 23rd. The ultra-nourishing damask rose oil is also infused with grape seed and rosehip oils, and very rich in omega 3 and 6 to be incredibly repairing for the skin with anti-ageing, anti-stress and antioxidant properties. Retails for $65.00 Available in store at Bergdorf Goodman New York and other select luxury spas & beauty centers worldwide

Limited Edition Natura Bissé Diamond Absolute Damask Rose Body Oil

The family-owned, prestige skin care brand from Barcelona was founded in 1979 by the Fisas family; after laboratory research led Ricardo Fisas to discover that amino acids in free-form could be easily absorbed and assimilated through the skin. Natura Bissé is dedicated to extensive research and is a leader in development and innovation. The brand has created over twelve distinct product lines; including, anti-ageing for the face and body, sun care, and special treatments for both men and women. Natura Bissé continues to push boundaries and all product and treatment formulas are created with the maximum concentration of cutting-edge, highly effective, active ingredients.

Rimmel BB Radiance and Lasting Finish 25HR Powder

Rimmel BB Radiance and Lasting Finish 25HR Powder

Come Alive Super Makeup! Skin awakening Rimmels 9-in-1

Wake up to radiance with Rimmel’s skin- perfecting makeup that brightens skin with a natural, healthy looking glow the BB Cream, formulated with nourishing Shea butter, moisturizes your skin. Your skin has never been so smooth! Featuring a specific Vitamin C complex, the formula helps to brighten your skin. No more tell-tale signs of the big party the night before. beauty

Come alive each morning with the specially formulated 9-in-1 new BB Cream Radiance! Prime, smooth, conceal, moisturize, minimize the appearance of pores, awaken and illuminate skin, whilst creating natural coverage and even radiant finish! BB Cream Radiance will soon become one of your morning essentials as it helps to prep and beautify your skin at the same time.

Imperfections well BB Radiance has got you covered thanks to its concealing properties that help reduce the appearance of blemishes. The light weight formula fuses perfectly with your skin to enhance your natural radiance and provide a no makeup look finish.  Containing the all-important SPF 20, Rimmel BB Cream Radiance provides medium protection from the sun. This isn’t just makeup – this is super makeup.

Rimmel BB Radiance and Lasting Finish 25HR Powder

Rimmel BB Radiance and Lasting Finish 25HR Powder

Rimmel’s new lasting finish dual finish 25hr powder

Rimmel brings you its foundation revolution. Finally one convenient product that helps build coverage day through to night and beyond!
Presenting Rimmel’s new Lasting Finish 25HR Dual Finish Powder, the essential you can’t leave behind! This makeup must have is all your foundation wishes in one!

Get buildable coverage with this ultra- lightweight dual wear powder, for continuous flawless skin. Rimmel’s dual finish wet and dry powder foundation applies like a powder but covers like a liquid allowing you to build your desired coverage. Apply dry for a light to medium finish, or wet for a full coverage look whilst remaining water resistant come rain or shine. The buildable and adjustable coverage masks all imperfections for a flawless finish that last up to 25 hours.

As part of the new Rimmel Lasting Finish makeup routine, this full coverage, long wearing powder foundation really is a makeup must have for any girl about town! The ultra-fi ne, velvety powder applies evenly, without clogging pores or leaving your skin feeling caked! The result is a weightless and smooth finish for a shine free look that lasts around the clock. Make it easy to achieve that lasting London look with Rimmel’s Lasting Finish 25HR Dual Finish Powder for coverage that won’t let you down.

Rimmel BB Radiance and Lasting Finish 25HR Powder

Rimmel BB Radiance and Lasting Finish 25HR Powder

New York Streets with Boho Waves

New York Streets with Boho Waves

For perfect – and super on trend – boho waves, follow these easy steps from New York Streets

Step 1: Prep and protect hair with Hair Repair, the fine mist won’t weigh your style down.

Step 2: Using the Flatiron District Flat Iron, separate the hair into small sections (no bigger than the width of the iron) and run the iron over the hair once or twice, pressing very lightly. You don’t want to straighten the hair, but a touch of heat will help your boho waves set better.

Step 3: Continue working in small sections and start at the roots – wrap hair around the top end of the iron, toward you. Turn the iron 180 degrees. Then, while pressing lightly and clapping the iron to allow movement, run the iron up and down the section for about 5 seconds.

Step 4: Remove the iron and cup the curled section in your hand to let it cool for a few seconds. Then, twist the strand around your fingers to help set the wave and run fingers through the waves to separate.

Step 5: For a smoother, bouncier, shiner wave, apply a small amount of Wax OR work Paste into hair for a sexy, tousled look with more separation.

Step 6: Set your style and ensure your boho waves last throughout the day, finish with Hair Spray

New York Streets with Boho Waves

New York Streets with Boho Waves

New York Streets with Boho Waves

New York Streets Travel Set
A great way of traveling with New York Streets in your bag is with this travel-ready trio of New York Streets must-haves (Shampoo, Conditioner and Hairspray) contains everything you need to maintain your freedom of style. So whether you’re jet-setting across the Atlantic, taking a weekend trip, or just going to the gym, you can make sure your hair looks its best.

Glossybox limited edition for April

Glossybox limited edition for April

One of Glossybox best-selling box designs in Europe, this colorful homage to the Warhol era quickly became a collector’s item overseas, and is being sold individually on e-commerce auction sites across the pond. Influenced by all things bold and fierce, this GLOSSYBOX awakens the statement maker in all of us! Featured in every U.S. April edition will be a water lily-inspired fragrance by AERIN that stimulates the senses with its fresh notes, and is meant to evoke a peaceful, sunshine- filled locale. Each box will also include a cult favorite Estée Lauder serum formulated with ingredients like vitamin C, mulberry extract and turmeric to address dark spots and uneven skin tones. All subscribers will receive three additional products, including a full- sized lip offering and colorful tools to create a Lichtenstein-worthy cat eye.

Glossybox limited edition for April

Glossybox limited edition for April

“We are so excited to welcome spring with this dynamic box, available in four bright color combinations,” said Belisa Silva, GLOSSYBOX’s Beauty Expert. “Not only is it a super chic, covetable design, but it comes filled with transformative products from storied brands like Estée Lauder and AERIN Beauty, in addition to a few full-size spring necessities.”  The April GLOSSYBOX will be available for $21 on glossybox.com beginning April 1st. Quantities are limited, as we know this box will not last long.

Glossybox limited edition for April

GLOSSYBOX is an online subscription service that has fast become a favorite of beauty addicts worldwide. Take the hassle out of choosing between brands and new makeup products with GLOSSYBOX. With a GLOSSYBOX subscription you’ll also receive samples of the best hair products and the best skin care products for women. Order your beauty products online and receive five travel size beauty products conveniently delivered to your door. Your GLOSSYBOX will contain only the top beauty products from well known luxury brands and up-and-coming niche brands. The beautifully packaged makeup boxes are sure to delight and each box will be received with excitement. beauty boxes arrive each month and contain expert beauty tips on how to look beautiful with your new cosmetic samples. A GLOSSYBOX also makes an easy and luxurious gift for any beauty lover. You can now breathe easy when you buy makeup as beauty samples are carefully selected by our beauty experts to suit you.

Food & Wine

Pop culture icon the PepsiChallenge redesign Pepsi Can

Pop culture icon the PepsiChallenge redesign Pepsi Can

Pepsi® is putting creative control of its most iconic brand equity; the Pepsi can, in the hands of fans. As part of the 2015 #PepsiChallenge, consumers will have the extraordinary opportunity to re-envision the universally celebrated and recognized can with their own special designs and creative flair in the “Live For Now” Design Challenge. Led by #PepsiChallenge global ambassador and world-renowned fashion designer and creative director, Nicola Formichetti, the “Live for Now” Design Challenge will kick-off with a design concept from Formichetti, featuring his beloved Nicopanda emblem, that will serve as inspiration and lay the groundwork showcasing where consumers can go with their own submissions. A blank Pepsi can, with only the logo intact, allows consumers to re-imagine the facade of the Pepsi can, with the only limitations their own imagination.

Pop culture icon the PepsiChallenge redesign Pepsi Can

Pop culture icon the PepsiChallenge redesign Pepsi Can

Pop culture icon the PepsiChallenge redesign Pepsi Can

“I find inspiration around me constantly, particularly by the borderless world of design. From fashion and architecture to products and brands, design can be found in many mediums and created by individuals of all talents,” said Formichetti. “The ‘Live for Now’ Design Challenge was a challenge I couldn’t wait to accept and I am excited to see what the world conceives of and shares back.”

Beginning today and continuing through May 13th, submissions from around the world will be accepted on www.PepsiChallenge.com, with one (1) winning designer offered a once-of-a-lifetime design experience at the PepsiCo Design & Innovation Center in New York City working alongside PepsiCo’s industry-leading design team. Top submissions will be judged by Formichetti, PepsiCo’s Senior Vice President and Chief Design Officer Mauro Porcini and a hand-selected committee of design-world notables “The new Pepsi Challenge is all about encouraging consumers around the world to step out of their comfort zone and accept a new challenge and opportunity.

Design has long been a haven for those who dare to do differently, so we wanted one of our first global challenges to connect with this bold creative class directly,” said Kristin Patrick, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, PepsiCo Global Beverage Brands. “In a year of challenges, we have also turned the lens on ourselves to look at our brand differently. We’re turning over our most cherished piece of equity and our most visible piece of real estate – the facade of the Pepsi can – to consumers around the world to reimagine. We can’t wait to see the results.”

Ryan Fitzgerald at the MO Bar 2015 Master of Mixology Series

Ryan Fitzgerald at the MO Bar 2015 Master of Mixology Series

Legendary Mezcal expert Ryan Fitzgerald, Brand Ambassador for Del Maguey, returns to MO Bar at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong for its Masters of Mixology 2015 Volume One, from 17 to 20 March 2015. Jigmee Lama, Head Bartender of MO Bar, will join forces with his fellow mixology guru from San Francisco and together they will delve into the world of the mystical Mezcal during this four-night event. As one of the finest and purest spirits on earth, the agave-based Mezcal has a distinctively smoky, sweet and earthy flavour which allows for a more evolved tasting palate compared with tequila. Ryan will showcase his renowned expertise in Mezcal infused drinks as well as indulging Mezcal enthusiasts with original flights of tastings across Del Maguey’s richly diverse offerings, all of which originate in a single village in Oaxaca, Mexico.

Ryan Fitzgerald at the MO Bar 2015 Master of Mixology Series

Ryan Fitzgerald at the MO Bar 2015 Master of Mixology Series

Ryan Fitzgerald at the MO Bar 2015 Master of Mixology Series

Ryan has made an epic name for himself in the American cocktail arena by crafting world-class drinks at San Francisco hotspots such as Bourbon and Branch, Tres Agaves, Foreign Cinema, Beretta and now at ABV, the bar he opened recently. This outspoken and passionate educator is much admired for his eagerness to share his knowledge with spirit lovers. This has led him to guest bar tending stints at Drink in Boston and Mayahuel in Manhattan, among many other hot spots. Ryan is a certified doctor of tequila, a USBG spirits professional, and also the driving force behind the Tequila Interchange Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the culture and heritage of all agave-based spirits.

Ryan Fitzgerald at the MO Bar 2015 Master of Mixology Series

Ryan Fitzgerald at the MO Bar 2015 Master of Mixology Series

Ryan Fitzgerald at the MO Bar 2015 Master of Mixology Series

Kick off the evening sampling authentic Mexican treats from our Tacos menu by Mr. Taco Truck, created just for this special South of the Border event and enjoying thumping musical beats while sipping Ryan’s handcrafted drinks which complete this exotic Mexican fiesta at MO Bar. For more information or reservations, please call MO Bar on +852 2132 0077 or e-mail to lmhkg-mobar@mohg.com.

Antoine’s Celebrates 175 Years of Culinary Tradition

Antoine’s Celebrates 175 Years of Culinary Tradition

Antoine’s – an icon and a standard bearer for traditional French Creole culinary traditions in America – will commemorate its 175th anniversary in 2015 with a year of special events, menus and celebrations inside the walls of its fabled French Quarter dining rooms, as well as in other markets around the country. The legendary New Orleans restaurant is the oldest continuously operating restaurant in America, the birthplace of Oysters Rockefeller, and remains owned by the same family that started it nearly two centuries ago. “Dinner at Antoine’s” is such an experience that those three words fittingly served as the title to a famous novel, and the restaurant’s namesake is considered “the father of Creole cooking.”

Antoine's Celebrates 175 Years of Culinary Tradition

Antoine’s Celebrates 175 Years of Culinary Tradition

Antoine’s Celebrates 175 Years of Culinary Tradition

Born in France in 1822, Antoine Alciatore came to the New World at the age of 18 aiming to establish a business of his own, and after arriving in New Orleans in 1840, he opened a pension – a boarding house and restaurant in the French Quarter – that was simply to be known as “Antoine’s.”

Antoine's Celebrates 175 Years of Culinary Tradition

Antoine’s Celebrates 175 Years of Culinary Tradition

In ill health by 1874, Alciatore returned to France, where he died and was buried. Under Antoine’s wife’s tutelage, their son Jules served as an apprentice, running the restaurant for six years before traveling to France, where he served in the great kitchens of Paris, Strasbourg and Marseilles. He returned to New Orleans and became chef of the famous Pickwick Club in 1887, before his mother summoned him to head the House of Antoine.

His genius was in the kitchen, where he invented Oysters Rockefeller, so named after Standard Oil Founder John D. Rockefeller, for the richness of the sauce. While its namesake reportedly despised its title, Oysters Rockefeller is widely considered one of the greatest culinary creations of all time, with the recipe remaining a closely guarded secret.

Antoine’s Celebrates 175 Years of Culinary Tradition

Antoine’s features 14 dining rooms of varying sizes and themes, all steeped in history. Three of the private rooms bear the names of Carnival krewes – Rex, Proteus and Twelfth Night Revelers, with the bar named after the Krewe of Hermes. The walls are adorned with photos of Mardi Gras royalty and memorabilia, including crowns and scepters from many years long past.
The Mystery Room acquired its name from Prohibition, the 18th Amendment prohibiting the sale of alcoholic drinks from 1919 until 1933. During that time, select patrons would go through a secret door in the ladies’ restroom into a speak-easy behind it, and exit with a coffee cup of alcohol in spite of the laws. The protocol phrase to describe its origin was, “It’s a mystery to me.”
From its humble beginnings in 1840, Antoine’s has endured under the Alciatore family’s direction for five generations, helping make New Orleans one of the great dining centers of the world. The name has become synonymous with fine dining, and no visit to New Orleans should exclude a meal there.
Antoine’s, a traditional French Creole fine dining establishment since 1840, is located at 713 St. Louis Street in the historic New Orleans French Quarter. For more information, visit our website at www.antoines.com, like us on Facebook here, or make a reservation by calling 504-581-4422.

Downton Abbey Wines Launch Countess of Grantham Collection

Downton Abbey Wines Launch Countess of Grantham Collection

Just in time for the premiere of Downton Abbey’s fifth season, Downton Abbey Wines expands its growing portfolio with the Countess of Grantham Collection – a delicious selection of varietal wines crafted with premium fruit from California. The new world bottlings, including a Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay, take inspiration from Lady Cora Crawley, the thoroughly modern, American-born wife of British aristocrat Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham. Bold-flavored and fruit forward, the new wines are the perfect counterpart to Downton Abbey Wines’ more classically reserved Bordeaux offerings.

Downton Abbey Wines Launch Countess of Grantham Collection

Downton Abbey Wines Launch Countess of Grantham Collection

Downton Abbey Wines Launch Countess of Grantham Collection

The Downton Abbey winemaking team looked to estate vineyards in Lodi, California as the high-quality fruit source for the new wines. Combining the best old world winemaking practices with the newest winemaking techniques, the finished wines offer a distinct new taste option for Downton Abbey Wine fans seeking a uniquely modern twist.

“We are thrilled to broaden our Downton Abbey Wine portfolio to include these popular varietals crafted with exceptional California fruit,” explains William Zysblat, co-founder of Downton Abbey Wines. “As legions of Downton Abbey fans continue to enjoy the show with a glass in hand, they now have even more choices with a new Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay.”

The fruit-driven Downton Abbey Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay are full-bodied wines with an abundant concentration of color and flavor. Scents of ripe red cherries and subtle oak dominate the nose in the Cabernet Sauvignon with spicy notes and soft vanilla on the palate. The Chardonnay offers the lovely aromas of tropical fruits and delicate oak giving way to citrus flavors on a soft, silky palate.

In support of the launch, consumers will be given the chance to participate in an exclusive sweepstakes via www.DowntonAbbeyWine.com to win $50 PBS.org gift certificates, Downton Abbey gift sets and discount coupons redeemable on the website.

The new Downton Abbey Wines will be available at select grocery stores and wine retailers in the U.S. beginning January 2015 for $14.99 per 750-ml bottle. To enter the exclusive sweepstakes or be one of the first consumers to try the new blend, visit www.downtonabbeywine.com.

About DOWNTON ABBEY WINES
The Downton Abbey Wine Collection is inspired by the critically acclaimed and award winning drama Downton Abbey®. The portfolio includes a Bordeaux “Claret” and “Blanc” alongside the just-released Countess of Grantham Collection’s Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay, offering consumers a varied selection of wines that even Carson would approve of.

Peli Peli Launches 2015 Charity-of-the-Month Program

Peli Peli Launches 2015 Charity-of-the-Month Program

Beginning in January, Peli Peli, Houston’s first South African fusion restaurant, kicks off a new charity-of-the-month program, donating a set dollar amount for each prix fixe brunch and dinner sold throughout that month to a select charity. The restaurant’s first beneficiary: The Sunshine Kids Foundation, a Houston-based non-profit organization that is committed to providing positive group activities and emotional support to young cancer patients.

Espetada, one of the dinner entree

Peli Peli Launches 2015 Charity-of-the-Month Program – Espetada

“The community has given so much to us, and now it’s our turn to give back,” says Thomas Nguyen, co-owner of Peli Peli. “We visited The Sunshine Kids’ facility and are incredibly impressed with the work they do to make a positive impact on the lives of young cancer patients and their families,” says Nguyen. “It’s our honor to partner with them in launching this program.”

Peli Peli Launches 2015 Charity-of-the-Month Program

January prix fixe menu offerings will include a four-course $45 dinner menu, with $3 of each meal donated to the charity. Each course offers three choices, including the restaurant’s popular Espetada, Curry Chicken and South African Kingklip among entree selections. The fourth course will tempt you with a European favorite Sticky Toffee pudding or the decadent African Mud Hut–a chocoholic’s dream.

Bobotie

Peli Peli Launches 2015 Charity-of-the-Month Program – Bobotie

An alternate opportunity to eat for a cause is the affordable $25 brunch, available on Saturdays and Sundays. Entree selections will include South African Eggs Benedict, Bobotie Egg Crepe and Passion Fruit Crepe—swoon worthy with three types of fresh berries and walnuts folded in passion fruit cream.

In addition to the prix fixe menus, on Saturday, January 24th, the Peli Peli staff, along with the restaurant’s customer volunteers, will host a fun-filled “South African Culinary Carnival” for The Sunshine Kids, complete with culinary demonstrations by Chef Paul Friedman, sampling booths where kids will “travel” from booth to booth to learn about South African foods and ingredients and have their Peli Peli passport stamped, face painting, DJ music and more. “Our goal for this event is not only to create an amazing experience for the children, but also to provide an opportunity for the kids to interact with our staff and customers and take their minds off of the medical issues they are dealing with,” says Friedman.

Peli Peli Launches 2015 Charity-of-the-Month Program

Established in 2009, Peli Peli is Houston’s first South African fusion restaurant. The award-winning restaurant is located at 110 Vintage Park, Houston, TX. A second Peli Peli restaurant will open in the Galleria at 5085 Westheimer Road in Houston in April 2015.

Fashion

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley for Violet Grey

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley for Violet Grey

Rosie is part of a generation of models, including peers Cara Delevingne and Karlie Kloss, who aren’t just gorgeous, globe-trotting women but also incredibly ambitious. “Being a model, being an actress – it’s not decided by you. You’re chosen. You’re cast, and that’s fantastic, of course,” says Rosie. “There has always been a big part of me that wants to make things happen for myself. I’d like to get myself into a position where I’m starting something on my own. That’s my focus this year.” Off to an impeccable start, she is in the upcoming post-apocalyptic flick Mad Max and just debuted a new collection of her lingerie line, Rosie for Autograph, as well as her recently launched fragrance by the same name. This, in addition to her various campaigns and cover shoots, of course.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley for Violet Grey

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley for Violet Grey

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley for Violet Grey

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley on her very first nude photoshoot:
“I was in London and it was a different time. I honestly think I was a lot more free when I was younger; Kate Moss was my favorite supermodel and she always took her clothes off for anything. It was like, ‘Well if it’s good enough for Kate…’”

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley on the business of being “Rosie”:
“I believe who you surround yourself is a reflection of yourself. There’s a quote I have always liked by Will Rogers: ‘It takes a lifetime to build a good reputation, but you can lose it in a minute’”

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley on her career ambitions:
“Being a model, being an actress—it’s not decided by you. You’re chosen. You’re cast, and that’s fantastic, of course. There is always a sense of pride when you make the cut, but there has always been a big part of me that wants to make things happen for myself. I’d like to get myself into a position where I’m starting something on my own. That’s my focus for this year.”

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley for Violet Grey

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley for Violet Grey

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley on eating right to keep in shape:
“I don’t want to be that miserable girl pushing a salad around my plate…At home; I eat clean, organic, and simple. And when I go out with friends, I enjoy myself…I couldn’t live life just restrictive all the time. It’s just no fun to me. That’s not a way to live. It’s all balance.”

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley  on her daytime makeup look:
“…I don’t wear a ton of it, but I will always have a little foundation on, I’m a big fan of Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua. It’s a really natural foundation, so it just gives me a simple coverage. Then I put on Laura Mercier Crème Cheek Color in Rosebud and a little bit of YSL Babydoll Mascara in Wheedler Brown and a little bit of Eve Lom Kiss Mix and that suits me for the day, really.”

All photography was shot by Ben Hassett

BEAUTY CREDIT Makeup by: Alice Lane | Hair by: Jenny Cho | Nails by: Marisa Carmichael | Fashion Editor: Simon Robins

Timberland – Mark Makers 2 Days 1 Bag the Road Trip

Timberland – Mark Makers 2 Days 1 Bag the Road Trip

Timberland hits the road this spring, with a special Road Trip; an engaging campaign that reinforces Timberland’s position as the premier outdoor lifestyle brand.  Timberland are working with some of Europe’s most influential ‘Mark Makers’ to participate in the project. Entitled ‘Mark Makers: 2 Days 1 Bag, the Road Trip’, the concept involves the style ambassadors from 7 European countries documenting a unique trip where they are encouraged to “get lost” and feel in their Timberland element using the bespoke hashtags; #InMyElement, #2days1bag, to post the action!

TIMBERLAND(R) MARK MAKERS: '2 Days 1 Bag, The Road Trip' - S15

Timberland – Mark Makers 2 Days 1 Bag the Road Trip

In the UK, Timberland have partnered with TV presenter Rick Edwards to take a trip across the English Channel to the Isle of Wight. Known for his style credentials, Rick travels from the city to the coast armed with a bag of Timberland wears fit for the demands of everyday urban life. Timberland follows Rick from start to finish on this personal journey where he reflects on the moments in his life that have made a mark.

Timberland – Mark Makers 2 Days 1 Bag the Road Trip

Throughout this project where anything could happen, the campaign will be illustrating the spontaneity and adaptive style of living and travelling with Timberland – ready for anything in the freedom of the great outdoors or in the bustle of the city. Everything Rick needs for the 2 days road trip will be in 1 bag, highlighting how functional and versatile the Timberland® S15 collection really is.

Timberland® fans both new and old can constantly follow the action thanks to the digital format. Following Rick over 2 unpredictable days in an awe-inspiring location will be easy – only a click, tap or swipe away and who knows, it could even inspire your next getaway!

Once the road trips are complete, the final edited stories will be available to view on Timberland’s® own social media channels and site http://www.timberlandonline.co.uk/. Video recording will highlight the discoveries and hidden gems of each of the ambassadors’ chosen locations, all in the latest must-have items from Timberland.

Anyone can be part of the action by creating their own dream Timberland ‘Bag for 2 Days’ online, with each winner receiving the bag as a gift.

American Express celebrates Alexander McQueen retrospective

American Express celebrates Alexander McQueen retrospective

American Express unveils a striking new tableaux created by acclaimed international fashion photographer Nick Knight, OBE, using unseen photography captured backstage at the iconic 2004 American Express: McQueen Black Event. The commission celebrates American Express’ support of Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.  This spectacular piece, entitled ‘Black’, is a stunning snapshot of McQueen’s work as showcased at the unique 2004 event, which was co-hosted and curated by Alexander McQueen.

American Express celebrates Alexander McQueen retrospective

American Express celebrates Alexander McQueen retrospective

Using material shot backstage at the event, Knight has created an unique tableaux showcasing the 35 breathtaking outfits modelled by Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Gemma Ward and Lily Cole amongst others, representing the full breadth of McQueen’s vision. The American Express: McQueen Black Event saw McQueen show in London for the first time in several seasons and kicked off with a dramatic showcase of black pieces; some from the archive and others designed specifically for the night.

At the event, Nick Knight was asked by McQueen to photograph each model backstage with a view to creating a composite image for the future; a vision that, 11 years on, has now been realised.

American Express celebrates Alexander McQueen retrospective

Nick Knight comments: “McQueen and I knew we had the ingredients to make an incredible image. Now to coincide with the opening of Savage Beauty at the V&A, it has been a fantastic opportunity to partner once again with American Express, immerse myself in the project and finally produce the image to honour him in a unique way.”

American Express celebrates Alexander McQueen retrospective

American Express celebrates Alexander McQueen retrospective

Lisa Gregg, Vice President, American Express, says: “Our partnership with the V&A and the Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty retrospective has given us an exciting opportunity to work with Nick again and to commission this beautiful image, which is a wonderful tribute to our past collaborations with McQueen.”

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty will be at the V&A, London until 2 August in partnership with Swarovski and supported by American Express. For more information visit Americanexpress.com

American Express celebrates Alexander McQueen retrospective

About American Express

American Express is a global services company, providing customers with access to products, insights and experiences that enrich lives, offer peace of mind and help build business success. For more information visit americanexpress.com.

About Nick Knight

Knight is among the world’s most influential photographers as well as being Director and founder of SHOWstudio.com the fashion and art internet broadcasting channel. A long-time collaborator with McQueen, Knight captured photography at 2004 American Express: McQueen Black Event.

Keds unveils collaboration with skincare brand eos

Keds unveils collaboration with skincare brand eos

Pucker up for some lip-smacking style from Keds and eos, a new brand partnership featuring a fresh collection of three sneakers inspired by the flavors and colors of eos Smooth Sphere Lip Balms. The limited edition styles are available now exclusively at Shoe Carnival, retailing for $50 – $55. As a special bonus, each pair comes with a matching eos Smooth Sphere Lip Balm in the box. “The amount of love we got on Instagram for a combined Keds and eos post really kick started the collection,” said Chris Lindner, president, Keds. “This is just the type of fun and fashionable surprise we love to offer. We know our girl can’t live without eos lip balms, so we’re excited to give her a new way to experience two of her favorite brands.”

Keds unveils collaboration with skincare brand eos

Keds unveils collaboration with skincare brand eos

Keds’ iconic Champion sneaker and the Double Up, a newer Keds silhouette with the look of a stacked sole, are reimagined in bright solids and an eos™ sphere-inspired geo print that adds just the right amount of whimsy to warm-weather style. Finishing touches include glitter laces and a striped sole accented with a lips icon. Keds x eos styles include:

  • Champion eos Passion Fruit (purple); $50
  • Champion eos Blueberry Acai (blue); $50
  • Double Up eos Pomegranate Raspberry (pink); $55

Keds unveils collaboration with skincare brand eos

“We are thrilled that eos Lip Balm Spheres have inspired fashion-favorite Keds. We’ve seen how much eos consumers love Keds and this is a great way for our brands to come together,” said Sherry Jhawar, vice president of marketing, eos.

About Keds
In 1916 Keds redefined footwear with the introduction of the Champion sneaker. The simple and chic design ignited a style revolution, capturing the hearts of girls everywhere from fashion icons to the girl next door. Today, Keds is a head-to-toe fashion lifestyle brand fueled by a passion for imagination, inspiring a new generation of girls to stay authentic, optimistic and brave. Committed to inspiring bravery and encouraging girls to achieve their dreams, Keds launched The Brave Life Project™, a program dedicated to providing resources and grants to fund girls’ aspirations. For more information, please visit Keds.com and Bravehearts.com. Keds is a division of Wolverine Worldwide, the world’s leading maker of casual, work, outdoor, athletic and children’s footwear.

About eos Smooth Sphere Lip Balm
eos is a leading skincare brand based in New York. Known for its unique packaging, elegant design and superior products, eos™ is the #1 lip balm brand in the United States. eos Smooth Sphere Lip Balm (“The lip balm that makes you smile”) blends iconic design, organic ingredients and delicious, natural flavors for moisturized lips. Each of the eos Smooth Sphere lip balms in the Keds x eos Collection are 100% natural, USDA-certified organic and packed with moisturizing shea butter and jojoba oil – providing long lasting moisture leaving lips super-soft and sensationally smooth. All eos lip balms are petrolatum-free, paraben-free and gluten-free. eos unique Smooth Sphere packaging applies directly on lips, more hygienic than pot lip balms – and the soft-touch, ergonomic, recyclable packaging is easy to find in even the largest of bags.

Cole Haan with BBC International unveil partnership in kids footwear

Cole Haan with BBC International unveil partnership in kids footwear

Cole Haan, the iconic American lifestyle and accessories brand announces its partnership with BBC International, the leading children’s and athletic footwear designer and worldwide marketer, forging a new global position in Kids Footwear. Utilizing the same dedication and craftsmanship the brand puts forth in their existing collections, the new Cole Haan Kids Collection for girls, boys and infants is a playful collision of the brand’s traditional footwear with innovation and modern style. Akin to men and women’s footwear, the brand uses Grand.OS technology to ensure each shoe is lightweight, cushioned and flexible, and includes carefully crafted durable leathers and breathable materials for maximum comfort.

Cole Haan with BBC International unveil partnership in kids footwear

Cole Haan with BBC International unveil partnership in kids footwear

Cole Haan with BBC International unveil partnership in kids footwear

Founded in 1975 and now successfully servicing all levels of quality fashion and distribution from department stores to mass market, BBC International is a leader in the kid’s footwear marketplace with its creative design and advanced technology. The firm has secured various long-term, internationally recognized children’s licenses with a variety of premium fashion and entertainment brands.

The Cole Haan Kids Spring 2015 Collection is the debut of the partnership, and includes styles inspired by various classic Cole Haan silhouettes. The assortment will include Pinch Weekenders, Drivers and Sneakers that are offered in an array of vibrant, fun, kid-friendly colors. The Spring Collection is available on Colehaan.com and in stores in the United States and Japan. Cole Haan will continue to introduce the Cole Haan Kids collection in international markets such as China, Korea, SE Asia, Mexico and Latin America.

Cole Haan with BBC International unveil partnership in kids footwear

Cole Haan with BBC International unveil partnership in kids footwear

About Cole Haan:
Cole Haan LLC, with its Global Headquarters in Greenland, New Hampshire and Creative Center in New York City, is an iconic American lifestyle accessories brand and retailer of premium men’s, women’s and children’s footwear, handbags, leather accessories, outerwear and eyewear. Cole Haan stands for its commitment to craftsmanship, timeless style and design innovation. For more information, visit ColeHaan.com and follow @colehaan.

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The Ritz-Carlton Sanya Yalong Bay – Food Glorious Food

The Ritz-Carlton Sanya Yalong Bay – Food Glorious Food

With a unique location and perfect weather, Sanya has become an international holiday destination. Both domestic and international travelers arrive in formidable numbers, looking to enjoy the stunning beaches, hidden bays, verdant mountains and rich local culture. Most importantly, they are also seeking a superlative hospitality experience, including the best cuisine.

During the upcoming holiday from April 30th to May 2nd, The Ritz-Carlton Sanya Yalong Bay will directly cater to this need, presenting a dedicated Food Festival at Pearl, the resort’s iconic Chinese restaurant. Guests will be able to indulge in a delectable array of culinary samplings and fine wine — all amidst the resort’s elegant and luxurious setting in the spectacular Yalong Bay. This unrivaled event will feature tantalizing dishes from Sichuan, Tianjin and Guangdong, exclusively created by the Ritz-Carlton’s best known culinary superstars.

The Ritz-Carlton Sanya Yalong Bay - Food Glorious Food

The Ritz-Carlton Sanya Yalong Bay – Food Glorious Food

“We are thrilled to be offering the Food Festival at The Ritz-Carlton Sanya Yalong Bay,” said Eliot Chen, Chinese Chef of Pearl Restaurant from The Ritz-Carlton Sanya Yalong Bay and he is also the Head Chef for the festival. “It will be a feast for the senses, which perfectly blends international epicurean refinement with premium ingredients and sublime flavorings – to lead diners to a brand new food revolution and a celebration of all things delicious!”

The Ritz-Carlton Sanya Yalong Bay – Food Glorious Food

Chef Chen will be joined by two guest star chefs, Kevin Niu from Tian Tai Xuan Restaurant of The Ritz-Carlton Tianjin, and Andy Gao from Li Xuan Restaurant of The Ritz-Carlton Chengdu. This talented trio and their crew will present Sichuan, Tianjin and Cantonese culinary masterpieces, creating an unforgettable dining experience with China’s most celebrated regional cuisines.

The Ritz-Carlton Sanya Yalong Bay - Food Glorious Food

The Ritz-Carlton Sanya Yalong Bay – Food Glorious Food

The 3-day feast will also encompass a daily specialty based on Sichuan and Tianjin cooking traditions, an exclusive private dinner, a “challenge the chef” cooking class and a grand master buffet. The vibrant atmosphere will be topped off with live entertainment, featuring a cultural extravaganza from Sichuan, Tianjin and Guangdong.

The Ritz-Carlton Sanya Yalong Bay is embarking on a new journey in 2015, the beginning of its “Golden Age”, an exciting chapter in the resort’s history. And as part of its commitment to superlative services and unforgettable guest memories, the culinary team is dedicated to creating an exclusive personalized gastronomy experience unlike any other.

Actress Abigail Breslin signs publishing debut with HarperCollins

Actress Abigail Breslin signs publishing debut with HarperCollins

Award winning actress Abigail Breslin, best known to millions for her Academy Award-nominated breakthrough role in Little Miss Sunshine, has solidified herself over the years as one of the rising stars of young Hollywood. Now, with her upcoming television debut role on FOX’s highly anticipated Ryan Murphy’s Scream Queens, multiple films on the horizon, and solo album titled The World Now scheduled for release June 15, 2015, Abigail will also be adding author to her already impressive resume with her publishing debut, THIS MAY SOUND CRAZY.

Written with Abigail’s wit and honesty, THIS MAY SOUND CRAZY is full of cautionary tales and clever advice ranging from why you should stop stalking your ex to how to survive your very own Halloween horror story. In this collection of nonfiction essays, Abigail brings her hilarious and heartfelt voice to the page as she explores the things nearest and dearest to every teen—love, loss, and Tumblr.

Actress Abigail Breslin signs publishing debut with HarperCollins

Actress Abigail Breslin signs publishing debut with HarperCollins

“I started my tumblr Mixtapes and Winter Coats because I wanted to share my late night ramblings and feels, such as talking to my cat at 2 AM, with all of you,” says Breslin. “That blog evolved into my book, THIS MAY SOUND CRAZY.  I hope when you read it, you’ll see that you are not alone even when you’re wondering when it’s ok to text your crush first, which is the most terrifying situation ever.”

Actress Abigail Breslin signs publishing debut with HarperCollins

“I’m so thrilled to be working with Abigail Breslin on THIS MAY SOUND CRAZY,” says Dave Linker, Executive Editor at HarperCollins. “She channels the angst of her generation with a fearlessness that’s at once hilarious and deeply moving. Anyone who’s ever had a broken heart or felt lost or who just wished for a perfect Christmas Day will feel instantly understood in these pages.”

World rights for THIS MAY SOUND CRAZY were sold to David Linker, Executive Editor HarperCollins US from CAA and will be published in October 2015.

The London West Hollywood new penthouse inspired by Vivienne Westwood

The London West Hollywood new penthouse inspired by Vivienne Westwood

The London West Hollywood hotel launches its new bi-level, 11,000 square foot Penthouse Inspired by Vivienne Westwood, scheduled for completion May 18, 2015. Guests will access the tenth floor penthouse through a private, contemporary-styled corridor that leads to 6,000 square feet of spacious and striking design, specially created to form an intimate ambiance. The experience is then taken to new heights on the suite’s 5,000 square foot private outdoor rooftop terrace, ideal for entertaining and featuring breathtaking panoramic city views. LA’s largest suite was designed in collaboration between Richmond Design and the renowned British fashion designer, featuring exclusive art and decor and customized furnishings. Three new Metropolitan guest suites, which will debut in tandem on the hotel’s second floor, will range between 1,600-2,200 square feet and feature upscale residential design. This will mark the completion of the hotel’s overall $25 million renovation.

The London West Hollywood new penthouse inspired by Vivienne Westwood

The London West Hollywood new penthouse inspired by Vivienne Westwood

“We are proud to unveil the city’s largest, most lavish and fashion-forward hotel suite, inspired by renowned designer Vivienne Westwood, and we look forward to impressing our discerning guests with all it has to offer,” says General Manager Jeff Kulek. The new penthouse, along with our three impressive new Metropolitan Collection suites, not only offer superior overnight accommodations, but also provide unparalleled entertaining opportunities found nowhere else in Los Angeles.

The London West Hollywood new penthouse inspired by Vivienne Westwood

“We were initially approached by The London West Hollywood to add inspiration to the penthouse with our prints and graphics. We have specially curated rugs, wall-hangings and soft furnishings to bring a subtle element of our brand to the luxury apartment. It’s really exciting to see our designs translated into an interior space,” says Andreas Kronthaler, Vivienne Westwood Design Partner & Creative Director.

Guests are welcomed into the suite through double entry doors, which are set back from the Corridor and accented by sconces on each side. The doors open onto a large foyer that seamlessly connects to the 2,000 square foot Grand Salon – a striking, open entertaining space boasting polished stone floors, large corner sofas, bespoke cabinetry and rich furniture, accented by Vivienne Westwood cushions and upholstery. A long back wall features a built-in bookcase, backed with Verre Eglomise mirror panels.

The London West Hollywood new penthouse inspired by Vivienne Westwood

The focal point of the salon is a large central rug, boasting the iconic Vivienne Westwood squiggle pattern. The hand-spun & hand-knotted Tibetan wool rug was especially designed and created for the room in a pale and teal blue squiggle print. The print was first seen in Westwood’s seminal 1981 Pirate Collection- and has become an iconic print synonymous with the brand. “Like clothes which have to be worn, a rug is an applied art, it has to be lived with”  -Vivienne Westwood

Fifty Shades of Grey – Universal Pictures Home Entertainment

Fifty Shades of Grey – Universal Pictures Home Entertainment

The story of a searing love affair between a naïve college student and a billionaire entrepreneur, Fifty Shades of Grey, will have women worldwide planning a special Friday night in when the provocative love story comes home for the first time.  Fans of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele will be able to have the ultimate at-home movie experience when Fifty Shades of Grey, the global phenomenon that grossed more than $500 million globally, comes to Digital HD Friday, May 1, 2015 and Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand Friday, May 8, 2015 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Based on E. L. James’ best-selling novel, the Blu-ray™ and Digital HD include an exclusive unrated version that features a never-before-seen alternate ending along with almost two hours of all-new bonus features that go behind the scenes of this year’s hottest romance.

Fifty Shades of Grey – Universal Pictures Home Entertainment

Fifty Shades of Grey - Universal Pictures Home Entertainment

Fifty Shades of Grey – Universal Pictures Home Entertainment

Shy and unassuming literature student Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) finds her life forever altered when she interviews the enigmatic Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) and is dazzled by the charismatic entrepreneur and his high-flying lifestyle. As the pair embarks on a passionate affair, Ana soon discovers that Grey has dark secrets and desires that will push her to the limits of her imagination—and beyond.

Fifty Shades of Grey – Universal Pictures Home Entertainment

Jamie Dornan (TV’s The Fall, Once Upon a Time) and Dakota Johnson (The Social Network, 21 Jump Street) head up a talented cast that includes Eloise Mumford (TV’s The River), Max Martini (Captain Phillips), Marcia Gay Harden (Into the Wild), Luke Grimes (HBO’s True Blood), Jennifer Ehle (Zero Dark Thirty), Victor Rasuk (TV’s Stalker) and Rita Ora (upcoming Southpaw) in the wildly anticipated film adaptation of one of the fastest-selling book series ever published.

January Jones for Violet Grey

January Jones for Violet Grey

January Jones in an inventive shoot that delves into transformation and role play, the 37-year-old actress barreled through half-a-dozen looks in the span of a few hours – and January could not be a more fitting subject. This spring, television audiences will find Jones inhabiting two characters that are utter opposites – be it Betty on AMC’s Mad Men (the final season premieres on April 5th) or in the post-apocalypse comedy, Last Man on Earth. This May, audiences can also see her in a big-screen thriller, The Good Kill, which co-stars Ethan Hawke.

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January Jones for Violet Grey

On the concept of her beauty test shoot with Violet Grey:
We wanted to do an elevated take on before-and-after photos and explore the idea that a lot of women, myself included, feel less vulnerable once they’re dressed and have their make up on.

On her now infamous #TBT Instagram:
I was at my most confident as a kid. It actually wasn’t until I got into high school and started to get ‘pretty’ that my confidence started to disappear. So I want to give the message that girls can be proud and self-assured no matter what funky haircut they have. (Jones once posted a photo of herself at age 9 with a mullet)

January Jones for Violet Grey

On the finale of Mad Men: I was surprised, but the show has always surprised me. Each episode is so good and sort of ties up things—not in a perfect bow, obviously—but I think the audience will be happy.

All photography was shot by Alex Caley: Makeup by: Rachel Goodwin | Hair by: Mara Roszak | Styled by: Elizabeth Stewart

About Violet Grey

Founded by Cassandra Huysentruyt Grey, VIOLET GREY began in 2010 as a private dressing studio for red carpet clientele. The studio naturally evolved into a luxury content and commerce beauty company that includes an exclusive brick and mortar flagship store located on Melrose Place in Los Angeles and an editorially rich online destination—THE VIOLET FILES, a digital magazine dedicated to documenting Hollywood beauty culture in collaboration with celebrated storytellers in fashion and film.