Tuesday, May 28, 2013

BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso V12 Coupe - AutomotiveSTYLE

Can you imagine driving, let alone owning a car as fabulous as the BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso V12 Coupe?!?  During this year's Concorso d' Eleganza, BMW showed off their luxury coupe concept car developed by the ingenious minds of BMW and Pininfarina, one of Italy’s finest design houses.

Although it is the only one of it's kind, I can't think of a single reason why BMW shouldn't put this sleek piece of machinery into production...like immediately! Even if it's just a few...that would be so Haute Couture!

You gotta wonder...what would a car like this cost? I guess, if you have to ask, you can afford it!

Wanna check it out from every angle? Thanks to the "Official Trailer" video I found on YouTube, now you can!

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Getting To The Core Of Intel

By StyleMayvin Staff Writer: D. Fuego

I have a confession, I'm not the most tech savvy person in the world. Yes, this is true. But like most dudes on the planet I like to think I am... Right along with thinking I'm always right and never needing to ask for directions. So I was super excited when the StyleMayvin herself asked me to cover the Intel event in the super swanky Meatpacking district in NYC. 

I've been in the market for a new tech gadget for so long because I have been relying on my home desktop for big stuff and my iddybiddy iPhone for the little day-to-day things... But I felt displaced because I needed something where I can meet in the middle. I love the power of my desktop and the convenience of my iPhone but need to combine the two. And Intel has found the perfect way of doing so by partnering with several of the key players in the tech industry like Apple, Dell, Lenovo, HP, and Toshiba. Tablet + laptops = Intel. Yup... I learned quite a few things at this event. D. Fuego now = expert!

While Tablets and laptops are cool... They don't mean anything without an Intel processor. You wouldn't buy a brand new Ford Mustang with a used Festiva engine, would you? You don't even have to answer. Power is everything when getting one of these products and Intel offers several options that can give you the performance suitable to your needs and budget with the Core i3, Core i5, and Core i7. Personally, you can't go wrong with either of these. When you view the video and pics from the event, make sure to note how awesomely innovative these gadgets are as they flip flop from tablet to laptop before your very eyes. While I'm still not sure which brand of laptop to get... I am 100% sure it will have the racing engine powered by a Core Intel processor.

Featuring friend of the SM team, the marvelous Shannon Nobles!

Friday, May 24, 2013

This Is So Clutch!

My love of clutch bags continues to grow everyday! I just found the most fabulous bags for the spring/summer season. Check it out!

Jimmy Choo - Platinum Chandra Metallic Chain Clutch Bag

Proenza Schouler - Blue/Green Large Studded Ombre Lunch Bag Clutch

Stella McCartney - Plum Falabella Fold-Over Clutch Bag

Gucci - Multicolor Broadway Jaguar Print Evening Clutch

Prada - Red Daino Pleated Wristlet Clutch Bag

Photo Courtesy: Neiman Marcus

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

What Is Grandera? - HomeSTYLE

I am always getting invited to the coolest stuff! To further take a look at "all things stylish" through the eyes of the StyleMayvin, here's another HomeSTYLE feature. Introducing Grandera by Grohe! Trust me...you will want it for your home.

To celebrate the launch of the GROHE Grandera™ bathroom collection, water created digital art AT Grohe Live! Center

New York (May 14, 2013) - German kitchen and bathroom fittings manufacturer GROHE kicked off New York’s first official Design Week with an event that brings together art, technology and water at the Grohe Live! Center New York on Monday May 13, 2013. 

“We are extremely excited for the launch of Grandera, which shows our commitment to design and innovation,” said Michael Marchi, CEO and President of Grohe Americas. 

To celebrate the launch of the Grandera™ bathroom collection, GROHE invited French digital artist Antonin Fourneau for a first showing of his piece Water Light Graffiti in NYC. “We chose Antonin Fourneau for a collaboration tonight because his work creates a real excitement and emotion through water,” continued Marchi. 

Created during his residency at Digitalarti Artlab, Water Light Graffiti features a wall of LED panels that light up when in contact by water. 

“Water is the essence of life and a huge inspiration for my work,” said Fourneau. “I am delighted to be here for NY Design Week to collaborate with Grohe, a company that rallies tremendous resources behind design, creativity and innovation in the subject of water.”

At the event, Fourneau used his signature street style script to graffiti the expansive 13ft LED wall with water. The interactive event allowed guests to have a chance to experience painting with water and light.

Grohe showcased the latest addition to its collection of bathroom fixtures, the Grandera Collection at the event. Special displays featured the Grandera family that was inspired by the architecture of Paris and an blending of feminine and masculine forms.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Bows Buckles and Tassles

Prada... Need I really say more?

Well actually, as a blogger, I guess I should say more but I will keep it short and sweet since these styles so effortless speak for themselves.

Now, because I have this unnatural love of shoes, I thought this collection of Bows, Buckles and Tassels was more than just a cute concept...it's a perfect collection of shoes for any woman, with any style preference, at any age! Wouldn't you agree?

All styles are available at NeimanMarcus.com

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Ursula Stephen The Salon

Even when I am unable to physically make it out to an event, if it's the launch of something I believe to be "stylish", I make sure to let my readers know all about it! In this case, it's all about the NEW Ursula Stephen Salon!

Celebrity hair stylist Ursula is what industry insiders call a cut above the rest. From her most notable trendsetting hair styles on R&B superstar songstress Rihanna to her cutting edge reputation as Hollywood’s haute hair Highness, Ursula Stephen is the go-to stylist for today’s hottest stars. Her clientele also includes Mary J. Blige, Monica, Zoe Kravitz, Kerry Washington, Paula Patton and more. Stephen is also the spokesperson for Motions Hair Care & the Global Ambassador for Motions South Africa. 

With a reputation and roster like that, Ursula is a force to be reckoned with! And...by all accounts, it seems that the guests of this event had a fabulous time! I certainly won't miss the next one!

When in NY, be sure to check out Ursula Stephen The Salon at 66 Lafayette, Brooklyn, NY (Between S. Elliot Place & S. Portland Avenue)

Monday, May 13, 2013

Chevy Urban Style

The Chevy Urban Style Event was held on Wednesday, May 8th at MILK Studios in NYC and of course the StyleMayvin was there! Can I just say...I am so in love with this car! If you missed it, that's ok...I've got you covered. Check out the VIDEO and these fab photos:

2014 Chevrolet Impala

 General Motors Design Director, Crystal Windham

 T. Strong, StyleMayvin and Crystal Windham

I had an awesome time at the event and the icing on the cake is, I was selected as one of the 5 winners to drive and enjoy the 2014 Chevy Impala for a full week! I'm beyond excited so definitely make sure you stay tuned for my AutomotiveSTYLE coverage following my week long experience!!!

*Photo Courtesy: Chevrolet

Friday, May 10, 2013

Baby Buggy + Belk

I've worked with the team at Belk a number of times and they are really awesome! So when I saw this opportunity, there was no way I couldn't share it with you.

For all of my friends, families and readers in the southern states, this is a great idea for a Mother's Day gift!  If you haven't already gotten something or even if you have and want to add to it, this is a great way to give in double portions! Support Baby Buggy!

Show Mom you Care While Helping Others this Mother’s Day
Receive an Exclusive Tee Shirt That Supports BABY BUGGY™ 
Yours with a Purchase from the Jessica Simpson Fragrance Collection at Belk Stores

Jessica Simpson, fashion mogul, entertainer and new mom along with her sister, singer/song-writer, actress and mother of one, Ashlee Simpson, have teamed up with the charity Baby Buggy ™ to launch a special tee shirt that gives back.

The Simpson sisters first teamed up with Baby Buggy last year to launch Jessica Simpson Girls, as part of Jessica’s eponymous Jessica Simpson Collection. The duo launched a design competition and the winning design, a colorful heart motif by artist Natalie Baca, was chosen by Jessica, Ashlee and Baby Buggy founder, Jessica Seinfeld.

In celebration of Mother’s Day, this special tee shirt is yours with any 3.4 oz. fragrance purchase of Vintage Bloom or Fancy Love from the Jessica Simpson fragrance collection, exclusively at select Belk locations. For each purchase made and tee shirt given, a $10 donation will be made to Baby Buggy ™, which provides needy families with gear, clothing and educational services for infants and children up to age 12.    

“We wanted to inspire young girls to express themselves and their creativity through fashion,” Ashlee says.  “So to see this come full circle and give back to such a great cause is truly amazing.”
Jessica adds, “It is a joy to support Baby Buggy.  Being able to shop for yourself and your little one and know it’s going towards a greater good is really nice.”

Jessica Simpson Girls x Baby Buggy™ Tee-shirt

Yours with the purchase of a 3.4 oz. Vintage Bloom ($65) or Fancy Love Fragrance ($59) 

Mother's Day at Macy's

Are you still looking for the perfect Mother's Day gift? Well, if so, Macy's has you covered. Check out some of the fabulous gifts I found!

If she's into jewels, she will love the Waterlilly Collection!

 There's also the 222 Fifth Dinnerware, Set of 4 Coastal Life Assorted Mugs for Mom's morning coffee. ($50) It's the perfect HomeSTYLE gift!

If your Mom is in fabulous shape and love sporting a sexy swimsuit, check out the 2 Pc Bamboo swimsuit (Top-$59, Bottom-$47) or the Jantzen 1pc ($114)

Mommy could also snuggle up with baby in the fabulous nightgown by Alfani ($49)

Or she could get dressed up for a day fun with friends in this trendy Anne Klein dress! ($129)

 Do you have a stylish mom who has a flair for the unique? Then brighten her day with Betsy Johnson Necklace ($165), Bracelet ($55) and Earrings ($25)

Every Mom needs a little something to stylishly hold her technology right? Why not gift her the Big Buddha Quilted Patent iPad case? ($40)

Listen, just take a trip to Macy's. I promise you will find something your Mom would love but you don't have much time left!  Mother's Day is on two days away!  Now get out there and shop!