GBK and Pilot Pen Kicked Off Golden Globes Weekend With A Glamorous Luxury Gift Lounge– The GBK/Pilot Pen Luxury Gift Lounge Presented by airweave

EVENT HONORED THE 2014 GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS NOMINEES & PRESENTERS – JANUARY 10TH AND 11TH – BEVERLY HILLS

GBK, the luxury lifestyle gift lounge and special events company, and Pilot Pen hosted a stunning pool-side celebration honoring the Nominees and Presenters of one of Hollywood’s most glamorous award shows – The 2014 Golden Globe Awards. The event took place on the rooftop of the L’Ermitage Hotel in Beverly Hills, a true first-class celebrity destination. Guests were pampered with gifts from participating lifestyle sponsors and enjoyed music by celebrity DJ, DJ Don P, and food from the event’s many gourmet sponsors.

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Fred Willard

Among the luxury and must-have lifestyle brands including gifts from Title Sponsor, Pilot Pen. Pilot Pen offers superlative writing instruments renowned for quality, performance, cutting-edge technology and consumer satisfaction. Award Nominees and Presenters received an assortment of their fine writing instruments including the Black Matte Vanishing Point, the Pilot MR Metropolitan Collection Silver Ballpoint Pen, and the FriXion Clicker Erasable Gel Ink 8 Pack Pouch.

Other great gifts include some unique luxury items like premium bedding toppers from Presenting Sponsor, airweave. airweave is the number one super-premium bedding topper in Japan and is celebrating its launch in the United States in January of 2014. Lavish destinations have become a signature GBK Lounge gift, and this year the celebrities received certificates from some of the most luxurious destinations like The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort, gifting a destination package to include 3 nights in a Deluxe Overwater Villa, daily breakfast and 20% discount to Miri Miri Spa by Clarins and Caribbean Living Magazine / Hard Rock Hotels, International, who gifted an all-inclusive trip to the Hard Rock Hotel Punta Cana. Continue reading

Bugatti Presents its Inaugural Fall/Winter 2014-15 collection at Milan 2014 fall/winter Men’s

  • First Fall / Winter collection of men’s clothing and accessories
  • EB – Ettore Bugatti and Extreme Performance lines feature new capsule collections
  • Exclusive joint fashion event hosted by Bugatti and L’Uomo Vogue at Casa Alessandro Manzoni in the heart of Milan

The first complete Bugatti menswear and accessories collection for Fall/Winter 2014-15 was presented Saturday evening. The exclusive “The Magic of La Vie en Bleu” event, organized by Bugatti in cooperation with L’Uomo Vogue, was attended by many celebrities from the worlds of cinema and fashion.

Having successfully launched its new Lifestyle Collection just a few months ago, Bugatti showed its first full collection of men’s clothing and accessories for Fall/Winter 2014-15. Under the theme “The Magic of La Vie en Blue”, the presentation took place this past Saturday night during Milan Men’s Fashion Week at an event hosted by Bugatti in a special cooperation with L’Uomo Vogue. The Bugatti Fall / Winter 2014-15 collection extends its range with the addition of two lines, EB Ettore Bugatti and Extreme Performance, which were introduced at the initial Lifestyle Collection launch.

After launching its Lifestyle Collection at the renowned Brera Academy of Fine Arts in Milan last September, Bugatti returned to the city to present its Fall/Winter Collection on the first day of Milan Men’s Fashion Week. Bugatti and L’Uomo Vogue chose Casa Manzoni, house of famous Italian nineteenth century poet and writer Alessandro Manzoni, as an exclusive and first-time location for a fashion event. The evening’s theme “The Magic of La Vie en Bleu” was chosen to reflect the Bugatti Lifestyle and to celebrate the legendary brand’s signature colour Bleu, which was originally used by Ettore Bugatti for his first racing cars in the 1920s, following the tradition of blue-painted French racing cars and retained by the brand ever since.

L’Uomo Vogue Editor-in-Chief Franca Sozzani and Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. President Wolfgang Schreiber welcomed the illustrious guests, including actor Stephen Dorff, Anna Dello Russo, Gaia Trussardi, Dean and Dan Caten, Leonardo Ferragamo, Moncler Chairman Remo Ruffini, the President of the Italian National Chamber of Fashion Mario Boselli, the model Andre Van Noord, in addition to other international guests.

The EB – Ettore Bugatti line is entirely “Fabriquè en Italie” (“Made in Italy”) and conveys a strong statement: suits with striking sartorial cuts made with prestige Biella fabrics and incredible detailing. They also have a truly unique ‘plus’: all the garments – designed individually one by one just as a Bugatti car is – share their DNA with the Bugatti brand. To achieve this, Bugatti established a highly select network of suppliers to ensure the excellence of top quality Italian craftsmanship: thus, Biella is used for yarns and fabrics made of the most precious fibres; Riviera del Brenta for the leather garments; Florence for all small leather items; and Como for the silk scarves and ties. Continue reading

Armani/Casa Goes Back to Nature with its 2013/2014 Collection

Photo Credit: Fabrizio Nannini PHOTOGRAPHY

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Nature is a special place, where dreams meet reality and reality can transfigure itself into a sign or symbol, or a pure expression of culture.”

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Nature as Giorgio Armani observes it is “eternal, infinite and powerful, seemingly simple yet always producing different paths through which to reconcile desire and fantasy.” The new Armani/Casa Collection was born from this enchanted observation and it is expressed in the use of unusual eco-friendly materials to protect the environment: striped banana tree finishes (gathered after the crops are cut) and tamo, the Japanese ash wood whose grain seems to reproduce the movements of sand in Zen gardens.

They are striking materials for furniture that features pure lines and simple shapes. Like the Gabriel Wardrobe that was inspired by old trunks: it is made in tamo with internal lighting and brown soft leather-covered trim, reminiscent of the wooden construction of vintage travelling containers. The elegant Daybed, which stems from the previous Engadin model, covered with soft leathers and fabrics from the Armani/Casa Exclusive Textiles by Rubelli line. The sophisticated Glam Dressing Table is delicate and feminine, with pale gold metal finish, offered in three different precious versions. Continue reading

ACTRESS EMILIA CLARKE GETS 
GOLDEN GLOBE READY WITH SALLY HANSEN

Emilia Clarke, the British actress and 2014 Golden Globes presenter who is featured on the hit television series Game of Thrones, got red carpet ready for the Golden Globes with a custom nail look created with Sally Hansen nail color. The talented and gorgeous starlet, who has recently been cast to appear in the next Terminator, has quickly become one to watch in Hollywood and a red carpet favorite.

Celebrity nail artist Lisa Postma created a sophisticated look for Clarke using Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Wine Not to complement her custom embroidered lace and black accented Proenza Schouler gown. To create the nail look, Postma used two coats of Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Wine Not on Emilia’s natural nail shape. For a smooth, flawless finish, Postma used Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Dry + Go Drops to seal the manicure.

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure ($7.99) is an all-in-one formula that combines all the 7 benefits of a professional salon manicure—a base coat, a strengthener, a growth treatment, rich color, top coat, gel-like shine and chip resistance —in a single multi-tasking polish.

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Dry + Go Drops ($6.99) is a quick dry formula packed with Vitamin E and jojoba to help hydrate and nourish dry cuticles. With just a few drops, nails are dry to the touch in 60 seconds and completely dry in less than 2 minutes. Sally Hansen products are available at chain drug stores and mass retailers nationwide

And The Winners Are…..

 

Hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler on stage during the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA on Sunday, January 12, 2014.

Hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler on stage during the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA on Sunday, January 12, 2014.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) and producer dick clark productions (dcp) presented “The 71st Annual Golden Globe® Awards” live on Sunday, January 12, 2014. Hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, the ceremony, with its loosy-goosey atmosphere has been deemed a major success. Poehler and Fey will be back next year as co-hosts, news that thrilled the stars, critics and audience alike.

The New Porsche 911 Targa: The World Premiere of a Modern Classic Featuring the Innovative Targa Roof

The new Porsche 911 Targa

The new Porsche 911 Targa

At the 2014 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit later this month, Porsche is presenting the latest generation of the extravagant 911 model to the public. This model is the first to combine the classic Targa concept with state-of-the-art roof technology. Just like the legendary original Targa model, the new model features the characteristic wide bar in place of the B-pillars, a movable roof section above the front seats and a wraparound rear window with no C-pillar. But unlike the classic models, the roof segment on the new Targa can be opened and closed at the push of a button. When the button is actuated, the fully automatic roof system stows the convertible top behind the rear seat system, providing a real spectacle. The rear-weighted design of the PTM all-wheel drive fitted as standard is a typical Porsche feature, and guarantees that this latest 911 model also offers optimum driving dynamics on all road surfaces and in all weather conditions.

The new Porsche 911 Targa

The new Porsche 911 Targa

With these features, the new 911 Targa is presenting itself as a high-quality, innovative remake of the classic vehicle from 1965. The model shares a great deal in common with the 911 Carrera 4 cabriolet models; up to the window line, the technology and body of the vehicles is more or less the same. The combination of the wide rear end that is typical of all-wheel drive models, the Targa bar and the dome-shaped rear window gives the latest 911 an extremely sporty appearance and a low-slung profile. Continue reading

Art Basel Miami Beach Succeeds Again With A Stellar Display Of Works And Extensive Programming Around The City

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I’ve participated in Art Basel in Miami Beach since its inception in 2002 and without any exception, this is the most successful of all its editions in terms of quality, conversations, volume of visitors and new audiences.” – Sean Kelly, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York

The 2013 edition of Art Basel Miami Beach – which officially closed Sunday, December 8, 2013, drew strong praise from collectors, gallerists, critics and visitors. With an expanded Public Sector and a vibrantly diverse line-up of talks, performances and film screenings, the quality of works exhibited was matched by the show’s programming. The 12th edition was described by many observers as the strongest-ever Art Basel show in Miami Beach. Featuring 258 leading international galleries from across 31 countries, the show confirmed its positioning as the leading art fair of the Americas. Finally, the inaugural Edition sector at Art Basel’s 2013 show in Miami Beach was met with an enthusiastic response from both new and long-time collectors of prints and editioned pieces.

‘This year has been marked for us by the largest number of museum groups and institutional contacts, and a new generation of collectors becoming very active.’ – Lucy Mitchell-Innes, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York

Art Basel Miami Beach, whose Lead Partner is UBS, attracted an attendance of 75,000 over the five show days, a seven percent increase over last year. Over 140 museum and institution groups from across the world – as well as renowned private collectors from the Americas, Europe, Asia and emerging markets – attended the show.

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A favorite sector among museum directors and critics, Kabinett offered visitors many of this year’s highlights. 25 select galleries presented curated exhibitions within their booths, including work by Marina Abramovic (Luciana Brito Galeria); José Bento and Raymundo Colares (A Gentil Carioca); Richard Fauguet (Art : Concept); Al Taylor (Niels Borch Jensen Galerie); Leon Polk Smith (Valerie Carberry Gallery); Gerold Miller (Mehdi Chouakri); Yeni & Nan (Henrique Faria Fine Art); Marius de Zayas (Galerie 1900-2000); Richard Meier (Galerie Gmurzynska); Luis Camnitzer (Alexander Gray Associates); Theaster Gates (Kavi Gupta Chicago/Berlin); James Edward Deeds (Hirschl & Adler Modern); Luis Gispert (Rhona Hoffman Gallery); Hu Qingyan (Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing-Lucerne); Claire Fontaine (Metro Pictures); Man Ray (Francis M. Naumann Fine Art); Damir Oč o (Yvon Lambert); race min (Lehmann Ma pin); ean c ll (Galerie Lelong); Mel Kendrick (David Nolan Gallery); Martin Barré (Galerie Nathalie Obadia); Danilo Dueñas (Galerie Thomas Schulte); and Sam Francis (Van Doren Waxter). It also featured two thematic shows: ‘From Dusk Till Dawn’ at Kicken Berlin and ‘AiR (Krinzinger Artist in Residence)’ at Galerie Krinzinger.

We met old and new collectors, from the United States, Europe, South America, and of course, a good number of Chinese collectors. The Rubell Family Collection’s presentation of 28 Chinese contemporary artists certainly brought a lot of attention and new interest as well.’  – Theresa Liang, Long March Space, Beijing Continue reading