Wednesday, April 23, 2014

BMW + LV - AutomotiveSTYLE

Two of the most coveted luxury items unite! BMW and Louis Vuitton. LV has created exceptional luggage for an exceptional car.




Louis Vuitton, the pioneer of the art of travel, has created a tailor-made set of luggage for the most progressive sports car – the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid. The innovative collection of luggage comprises two travel bags, a business case and a garment bag. To ensure optimal use of space, the luggage items have been tailor-made to fit perfectly into the interior of the revolutionary BMW i8. 


The understated carbon-black of this luggage range matches the colours of the BMW i8. Its sophisticated look comes courtesy of the unmistakable chequered Damier pattern – a Louis Vuitton hallmark – and a laser-etched Louis Vuitton signature. Black and electric blue used in the microfibre lining take their cue from the trademark brand colours of the BMW i8 and bag handles are made fromdyed natural leather, a sign of Louis Vuitton quality. All items in the collection come with leather name tags and the iconic Louis Vuitton padlock with the exception of the garment bag.




Inspired by the visionary design of the BMW i8, the bags and cases – like the sports car’s innovative passenger cell – are made entirely from carbon fibre. This particularly lightweight yet extremely sturdy high-tech material has been used by Louis Vuitton to create a special textile. It provides great robustness and strength, and as such is made for the rigours of travel – no matter how long and arduous the drive. 

The Louis Vuitton luggage series is now available upon request in a selection of Louis Vuitton stores worldwide (Munich, Milan, London, Paris, Moscow, Dubai, New York, Los Angeles)

Let's Get Cultured - ArtSTYLE

Recently, Tatiana Pagés of Greencard Creative curated the NYC premiere of Wallpaper, a collection of art by contemporary Latin American artist Arid Orozco at El Aripo Café on Delancey Street. Orozco is a contemporary Latin American artist who has a passion for color and culture. 



The exhibit, held on Monday April 21st, was a great success! Pagés noted “Turing this small café into a gallery was challenging but worked out wonderfully. The exposed brick provided the perfect surface for a wallpaper idea as each piece tells the story of the next.  In one snap shot you can feel Arid's energy, color and emotions, all in a wallpaper tsunami." 


“As I curated this exhibit, I envisioned how all paintings together would create a “wallpaper” of stories, capturing a narrative of emotions that Arid expresses about his home country of Venezuela and his relationship with his muse and adored mother,” said Tatiana Pagés, curator of the exhibit. “The bright colored canvases are the alter ego of Arid’s sadness and longing for his country and family.”


In many pieces of Arid's artwork, I see so many vibrant spring motifs and color patterns that would be perfect for any spring/summer look! It really is true that in everything I see STYLE!


Orozco is an emerging visual artist born in a small town in Yaracuy in northwestern Venezuela. He moved to New York about 15 years ago and currently lives in a cozy studio in Queens, surrounded by paintings and color, where he has explored his passion for the arts. Orozco draws inspiration from vibrant colors, found in an array of spaces including nature, fashion, and culinary arts.

For more information, contact Tatiana Pagés.

Digital Spring Cleaning - TechSTYLE

Do you have digital clutter or suffer from the latest nationwide trend of "compulsive gadget horading?" Of course you are! I can't be the only one who still has old cell phones, flash drives from various events and don't even mention that one dreaded drawer that's full of power to USB cords!


According to a recent Intel Corporation survey, many Americans are keeping their old technology devices long after they are useful. On a quest to explore digital behaviors, Intel conducted a survey fielded by TNS to take a deeper look into this emerging phenomenon of Americans keeping outdated devices as keepsakes or heirlooms. It's like that one pair of jeans that you love yet you can't wiggle into them anymore but you refuse to throw them out. You say to yourself, "One day, I know I'll need this." and tuck them away for what? The rainy day that never comes.

The Intel survey reports that nearly half (47 percent) of Americans admit to having one or more technology devices they no longer use. One in four Americans keep these devices because they contain important info such as pix, videos and music that they don't know what to do with but still want access to from time to time. Guilty. As. Charged. What about you?

So... how do we fix this??? What about a little digital clutter detox? It's time to refresh your tech! Whether you are spring or summer cleaning or searching for the perfect gift for your mom, dad or favorite grad, it’s a great time to organize digital clutter and refresh outdated technology. From Intel-powered tablets, 2 in 1 devices and portable all-in-one PCs, there is a full range of products available at varying price points that make people’s lives easier, simpler and allow a fresh start on creative projects.
Tablets with Intel Inside® offer great performance and deliver lightning-fast Web browsing, super-responsive apps and seamless downloads so people can enjoy entertainment or be productive on the go. People can multitask effortlessly by editing photos, streaming online videos, updating presentations and playing rich immersive games, all on one thin and light device that has all-day battery life and weeks of standby time.

Get Intel-level performance and versatility with a 2 in 1 device that offers the mobility of a tablet combined with the power of a laptop. Consumers no longer need to make an “and/or” choice when deciding what technology to buy next. They can now have a powerful laptop and tablet in one sleek device. Simply detach, flip or slide a 2 in 1 device to go from work to play. People can run full versions of the most advanced photo and video editing software, use popular programs that help get tasks done, enjoy favorite media applications, synch MP3 devices and playlists, and more.

Get it? Got it. Done.


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Spring Into Prada

Prada has you covered in every spring color this year! From full face to solid colors you simply can NOT go wrong with any of these. I'm crushing on each and every one! I'm just saying...








Monday, April 21, 2014

Down the Isle

One of the most important days in a woman's life, especially a woman obsessed with fashion and wedding dresses, is her wedding day! This season my favorite designers have pulled out all the stops and almost made me want to sashay down the isle again! Do you not LOVE these?!?

Marchesa

Vera Wang

Reem Acra

Reem Acra

Alberta Ferretti

Carolina Herrera

Jenny Packham

Monique Lhuillier

Naeem Khan

Reem Acra

Temperley

What They Wore - Coachella Part 2

The second weekend of Coachella recently wrapped and just as the week before, I was totally enamored with these boho hippie looks! Here are some of my favs.




Solange - Best Hair EVER!



Amber Rose

50 Years Of Ford Mustang - AutomotiveSTYLE

Ford Motor Company celebrates Mustang with its first-ever global collaboration with world-renowned designers to create a one-of-a-kind apparel collection. Timed to the 50th anniversary of the Mustang’s debut, fashion innovators including Anna Sui, Rogan, Paula Cademartori, CO|TE and Pamela Love celebrated the iconic pony car through a limited-edition line of shirts for the Mustang Unleashed collection. 


On the first press review evening of the New York Auto Show, at the Empire State Building where the all-new Mustang convertible was on display 86 stories above New York City – replicating the Mustang debut 50 years ago – the designers came together to announce the unique collaboration during a panel discussion, featuring their personal inspirations for the Mustang designs they will create. 



Unleashing Passion and Creativity – Ford Launches Global Fashion Collaboration Marking Mustang’s 50th
  • Five top fashion designers from around the world will collaborate with Ford on the Mustang Unleashed collection – a limited-edition line of apparel inspired by Mustang
  • Mustang Unleashed will feature prominent designers including Anna Sui, Rogan Gregory and Scott Mackinlay-Hahn of Rogan, Paula Cademartori, Tomaso Anfossi and Francesco Ferrari of CO|TE, and Pamela Love
  • Each designer will unleash his or her creativity by interpreting the spirit and personality of Mustang with one-of-a-kind designs on three shirts; the 15-shirt collection goes on sale globally this fall
Sui, a Detroit native, says that Mustang has adapted over the years to cultural changes, but always has remained true to what it represents – freedom and passion. “Fashion is ever evolving, and is a historical representation of what is going on in the world,” she said. “As a designer, I am constantly inspired by everything around me, but it is important for me to remain true to my aesthetic and identity. Mustang has accomplished the same.”

And as I literally struggled to live and breathe fashion air, I was able to meet and smile through a nice chat with the one and only Anna Sui.


As trendsetters, the Mustang Unleashed designers embody the Mustang spirit. They are emotive, expressive and “unleashed” in their own right, living and working with a sense of freedom and individual style. These five designers from around the world will each create three unique Mustang-inspired shirts, resulting in a collection of 15 designs. The collection will be produced by Loomstate, a leader in organic and sustainable apparel, and will be available globally this fall. 

Ford Mustang is the newest member of a very exclusive club – vehicles in continuous production for 50 years. During the last five decades, Mustang has gained worldwide popularity and become an enduring part of pop culture, with more than 9.2 million cars sold and more than 3,300 appearances on film and TV – including Mustang’s latest big-screen appearance as the hero car in “Need for Speed.”



I had the chance to check this beautiful piece of machinery out back in December last year and I am in love with the fact that the 5.0 is back!


Mustang’s unique combination of style, performance and affordability established an entirely new class of sporty car. Now, the most advanced version yet, the 2015 model features an all-new, sophisticated design and a host of innovative new technologies and connectivity systems.


Mustang’s unique combination of style, performance and affordability established an entirely new class of sporty car. Now, the most advanced version yet, the 2015 model features an all-new, sophisticated design and a host of innovative new technologies and connectivity systems.

Also in honor of the anniversary, Ford and OPI have announced the line-up of colors for the OPI Ford Mustang collection that features six inspired shades. Available in U.S. stores in July, the limited edition includes: hero color Race Red, 50 Years of Style, Queen of the Road, Girls Love Ponies, Angel with a Leadfoot and The Sky’s My Limit.