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April 15, 2015

Adriana Lima opens library at Pequeno Principe children’s hospital, funded by IWC watch auction

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Last November, IWC Schaffhausen announced that it would auction a rare pilot’s watch, called ‘The Last Flight’, in platinum, with the entire proceeds going to the Fondation Antoine de Saint-ExupĂ©ry pour la Jeunesse, which will use them to help a children’s hospital in Brazil. That project has now been realized at the Pequeno Principe children’s hospital in Curitiba, Brazil, and IWC Schaffhausen ambassador and model Adriana Lima went there on Tuesday to declare its new library and recreation centres open.
   Lima was joined by the hospital’s director, Ety Cristina Forte Carneiro, its CEO, Jose Alvaro Carneiro, Olivier d’Agay, great-nephew of Antoine de Saint-ExupĂ©ry and director of the Fondation Antoine de Saint-ExupĂ©ry, Fabiele Fortes, one of its current patients, IWC regional director Michel Cheval and marketing director StĂ©phanie Aubry, in inaugurating the new spaces.
   Antoine de Saint-ExupĂ©ry was not only an aviation pioneer, but the author of The Little Prince, Southern Mail and Night Flight, known to many children worldwide.
   IWC Schaffhausen has partnered with the Antoine de Saint-ExupĂ©ry foundation, which helps keep the French aviator and author’s legacy alive, for the last 10 years.
   Pequeno Principe is the largest public children’s hospital in the country.
   The foundation netted SFr 40,000 from the Important Watches auction held by Sotheby’s in GenĂšve. The Last Flight, a chronograph, was a limited-edition watch produced to commemorate Antoine de Saint-ExupĂ©ry’s last flight 70 years ago. Only 17 were made.

















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February 8, 2015

Red Carpet Events LA’s 2015 Grammy suites: everyday luxuries get real

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While the products and inventions featured at Grammy pre-award parties tend to focus more on fun and funky in comparison to offerings at Golden Globe, Emmy and Oscar events, leave it to Roger Zamudio and his Red Carpet Events LA to create an experience that is as earthy and real as it is upscale.
   Celebrities on hand included 2015 Grammy nominees Antonique Smith, Adam Ellison, Charlotte Huggins, Jason Rabinowitz, Jo-El Sonnier, Manny Marroquin, Mindi Abair, Stephen Trask, Adam Ellison, Nimrod Antal, the Order, and Palo as well as actors Sean Kanan and Kelly Perine.
   The benefiting charity was the Los Angeles-based African Millennium Foundation (AMF), whose mission is to eliminate and mitigate poverty, hunger and disease in African countries by assisting African women and children with attaining the necessary tools for achieving self-sufficiency. The strategic non-profit and non-governmental organization got word to attendants about their commitment to the social and economic empowerment of African women and their families. It is especially fitting that Ancestry.com was one of the main attractions and sponsors of the Grammy get-together.
   The event returned to the W Hotel Westwood in West Los Angeles, a little bit away from the fray, with a cozy courtyard setting with interesting innovations and inventors from the US, Germany and Canada—many of them affordable. One thing that was most welcome was ice-cold Zico coconut water in natural and chocolate flavours, given a spring-like spike in the temperature. Returning vendors included down-to-earth wellness purveyors Nuwati Herbals and Tikkun Holistic Spa (on hand to show off their expanded line of made-in-LA Karen’s Products by Karen Chae). Even pampered cats and dogs got a little something: savoury snacks from I and Love and You (whose cat treats had Lucire contributor Leyla Messian’s cats standing up and singing for their supper).
   As this was a pre-award show event, there had to be a couture purveyor on hand to dress VIP women. That firm was Clarisse, Inc., whose designs did not skimp on pomp or circumstance. The guys, meanwhile, could bask in the glow of a 641-horsepower McLaren 650S at the door of the W Hotel Westwood. The state-of-the-art supercar—with its brand’s New Zealand heritage—employs motorsports technology and over 50 years of racing know-how to deliver the fastest, most dynamic and most efficient specimen of its kind on the market. Grammy nominees and presenters got a charge out of a speed test drive.
   In contrast, most of the fashion and beauty offerings were quite approachable. Several of them even had their key designers or creators on-site. These included Canada-based costume jewellery line Artizan by Robin Barre, Geek Eyewear by Alena Lehrer, Sweet North Babe handbags and accessories by Yvonne Begemann, and the founders of the Java Coffee Infused Skincare collection, made with coffee as the main ingredient.
   There were also very lavish hair care products from Arganesse and salon line Jonathan Product, which is under new ownership and features a new range of goods. Victoria Duke featured her new make-up setting spray. The crew from Joy and Mario espadrilles were back with a new collection that includes fashion forward high black canvas wedges as well as a seriously cool leopard spot design available in April. Even with that, the stock cleared out quite early in the event.
   Some of the best things at the suite, meanwhile, could be found in the take-home bags, which were closed tightly to ensure we would wait to open them at home. Goodies included a full collection of Hipsy hair bands (which stay in place even temperamental hair textures like mine and Leyla’s), Pretty Woman nail polish and a certificate for a pair of Australia-based Octavia shoes. I was particularly intrigued as I noticed the line was small and quite specific, focused on very traditional New York basic, sling-back pumps and fashion-forward Versailles and Osaka variations with wedge heels.
   Elizabeth Zielinski, creative director and founder, who has worked with Red Carpet Events previously, notes that while celebrities and professional women want styles that complement their individual look, the primary emphasis is on quality materials and comfort, especially with the wedge designs. These are brought to life by a fourth-generation shoemaker family in the countryside of Guangzhou who Zielinsky says demonstrates traditional skill and art form with exquisite attention to detail.
   â€˜Our focus is to celebrate women and share their excitement for life, people and fashion,’ she says. ‘We are very proud supporters of Care Australia, where $5 from every pair of shoes sold from the website goes to supporting social and economic empowerment. Care is an international humanitarian aid organization fighting global poverty, with a special focus on working with women and girls to bring about lasting change to their communities,’ right in line with the charities Red Carpet Events LA supports.—Elyse Glickman, US West Coast Editor




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January 12, 2015

GBK and Pilot Pens take off with their 2015 Golden Globes’ extravaganza

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When Gavin Keilly calls a party, A-list celebrities and press show up, rain or shine, especially when the food is delicious, the goodies are stylish and functional, and the charities are truly doing some worthwhile things to make the world a better place. Once again, GBK’s Golden Globes’ suite took place in the ballrooms of the W Hotel Hollywood with an international array of covetable goodies and worthy causes.
   World Vision is best known for their infomercials and work to benefit children in developing countries through fundraisers and holistic community development programmes. At this event, they went above and beyond timely to present a programme that provides unusual way for groups to give back: a group- or team-building activity involving the assemblage of ebola kits for workers in stricken areas. They also offered hand-crafted tote bags from Thailand whose manufacture benefits rural communities.
   Lambda Legal continued their work advancing civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy advocacy. Yes! Beat Liver Tumors continued to get their message out about providing information, resources and support for people affected by cancer in its advanced stages. Citizen E-Cig, meanwhile, was on hand to help with the cause of encouraging people to quit smoking for the sake of the environment at large and their own personal health with their classy line of e-cigs.
   You could say the fashion offerings were quite “crafty” this go around, and not only because Artisan Group was back with some beautiful one-off pieces on display. The ladies of Samiah Fine Clothing encouraged guests to express their inner rock star through trying on their bespoke jackets and coats, and sending them on their way with hand-made brocade shoulder bags. Sledge USA was all about team spirit with its forthcoming Major League Baseball collection (I was partial to the Chicago-related gear), stunning contemporary silver and brass pieces from Westland Jewelry, a gift card from Canada-based Beyond the Rack (which allows us to select something we really want or need-genius!), empowerment-themed jewels from BraveChick.com and some Canadian-made, chic-yet-homespun hats from Canada Bliss.
   Smart items for the avid traveller included elegantly crafted totes, laptop bags and tablet cases from Solo from their upcoming spring collection, a three-night stay at Puerto Vallarta Beach Club in a private, spacious three-bedroom villa, feather-light headphones in jazzy colours from LG Electronics and the new H2V Eye-tox 3 serum from Burke Williams and a Burke Williams Advanced Eye Lift enhancement (much welcome after 18 hour-flights from abroad and red-eye flights from New York). In at-home pampering, VIPs received home spa products and soaps from Beauty Kitchen by Heather Marianna and a full set of Sheex bedding fashioned from performance fabrics.
   At this suite, nobody went home hungry, with the presence of GBK regulars Barrys Gourmet Brownies and Sabra savouries. Newcomers included Cupcake Fusion LA, a bakery known for delightful and whimsical combinations of sweet and savoury cupcakes, which was on site providing gift cards and cupcakes; kosher sweets from My Candy Basket; and Corazons Custom Catering, a family-owned Filipino business catering yummy Filipino–French snacks and gifting certificates for complimentary food tasting parties. You could wash all this good stuff down with cocktails made with Bare Organic Mixers, which are organic, low-calorie, gluten-free delights made with juice, water, and agave syrup as well as portable and potable Nuvino Wines from South Africa, Argentina, Chile and Australia.
   Pilot Pen not only offered fashionable and exceptional writing instruments, but also a chic Japanese ambiance that covered much of the GBK space, inspired by the centuries-old Japanese art of maki-e. VIPs received the Vanishing Point Fountain Pen, while all guests received FriXion Clicker Erasable Gel Ink Pen 8 Pack Pouch, an entirely new kind of erasable pen that is retractable, has striking good looks and ink that is formulated to write smooth and erase cleanly.—Elyse Glickman, US West Coast Editor







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November 6, 2014

Christina Applegate speaks out for Stand up to Cancer and Cancer Treatment Centers’ new campaign

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Actress Christina Applegate is the spokeswoman for the new Stand up to Cancer and Cancer Treatment Centers of America public awareness campaign.
   Applegate herself is a cancer survivor, who stresses the importance of having a strong support system. ‘It was a sense of community that helped me, as well as many others, get through a time that is never easy; and why I am so proud to join Stand up to Cancer and Cancer Treatment Centers of America on this campaign. Each of us has the power to support and fight,’ she said in a release.
   The campaign is entitled When You Don’t Know What to Say, Stand up, highlighting how family and friends can provide support to a loved one diagnosed with cancer.
   The central message is, ‘When someone you love is diagnosed with cancer, you have the power to help. There are many ways you can stand up and show that you care.’
   Applegate had chosen to have both her breasts removed in a prophylactic double mastectomy, although cancerous lumps were only found in one. She credits MRI testing for detecting the tumours early and allowing her to seek early treatment.
   One in two men and one in three women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes, according to the two groups. Those in support positions can visit showthatyoucare.org, with tips on how to support those newly diagnosed with cancer. They can also follow Stand up to Cancer on Facebook and Twitter.

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October 11, 2014

The Healthy Harlequin, masked culinary superheroine, débuts at Comic-Con

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Cosplay is very much part of the 2010s lexicon and culture, and what better way to get reminders about staying fit and healthy than to bring the message right to the media people use today?
   The Healthy Harlequin, who officially launched at Comic-Con at New York this week, will present short videos and images via Instagram and other media with recipes, tips and techniques about healthy eating.
   And she hasn’t just emerged on the scene. We’ve been following Healthy Harlequin, the new masked superheroine, over the many months leading up to this launch, and there’s an entire a comic book origin story to how she came into being.
   The Healthy Harlequin told Lucire that ‘putting on a mask can make you more bold, more outgoing,’ and her aim is ’empowering people (mainly women) to get back in the kitchen 
 but to take health in their own hands.’
   She added in a release, ‘I’m fighting bad health’s lies with truth, body positivity, and tasty treats.’
   â€˜She’s like your smart, sassy older sister teaching you what’s up in the kitchen—she just happens to be a superhero,’ according to Faith Kates, owner of Next Models, which represents Healthy Harlequin.
   â€˜She’s not afraid to make a mess in the kitchen, and that’s fun to watch,’ says Scott Feldman, founder of chefs’ agency Two-Twelve Management, which represents Top Chef’s Tom Colicchio and The Kitchen’s Geoffrey Zakarian.
   What we love: she’s body-positive and unapologetically flawed so we can relate to her—and her advice is good for our health.
   Her lessons include how to remove the beans from a vanilla pod to making creamy nut milks, and each episode builds on the last.
   Follow HealthyHarlequin on Instagram, HarlequinHealth on Twitter, her Tumblr site (where you can watch her first episode), or visit the website at www.healthyharlequin.com.

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September 13, 2014

Living Nature’s Skin Steps: all you need in a natural, single package to look after your skin

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We have to take our hats off to Living Nature for constantly innovating—and staying true to what it stands for, as the world’s purest and most natural skin care brand. (Remember, it’s not what they put in, it’s what they leave out, that makes Living Nature the brand that’s certified natural by BDIH and the safest skin care range by the Skin Deep Cosmetic Safety Database.)
   We’ve had a chance over the last few weeks to try out its newest release, the Skin Steps pack featuring five Living Nature products: the nourishing day cream, vitalizing cleaner (both with active manuka honey) and extra-hydrating toning gel (with harakeke), each in 50 ml bottles, plus a sampling of the nourishing night cream (again with manuka honey) and firming flax serum (with harakeke). It’s one of three packs that Living Nature offers depending on your skin condition—we had the normal skin one, but the company also offers one for oily skin and another for dry and mature skin.
   The pack is a particularly handy size, and each of the 50 ml bottles makes the beauty rĂ©gime all the simpler. There’s no colouring, no artificial fragrances—if there’s a scent associated with natural goodness, you’ll find it here. The cleanser actually leaves your skin feeling softer and smoother thanks to a moisturizing effect and its mild kumerahou, while the nourishing cream has a pleasant, gentle scent that we noticed had a positive effect on the skin throughout the day. The toning gel, with harakeke flax gel and Totarol feels lighter than the creams, and helps restore your skin’s natural pH balance while repairing dehydration, ideal for the warmer months ahead, and very gentle on the face.
   Living Nature has made looking after your skin such a simple process, and it’s well worth the NZ$69 retail price. For more information, head to www.livingnature.com or freephone, in New Zealand, 0508 548-464. It’s available at selected salons, pharmacies and health stores nationally.

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August 29, 2014

Paws for the cause (of pet adoption)

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Dogs once again took centre-stage at the Secret Room’s pre-smash bash for the 2014 Emmys, but cats and kids grabbed the spotlight with a flourish.
   In the ballroom at Beverly Hills’ Montage hotel, there were a lot of well dressed children in tow enjoying the latest toy trends from the US and Germany, and a lot of large, beautifully groomed dogs walking their people. Many dogs who came with Emmy-nominated celebrities and top-drawer stylists were treated royally with designer dog food, grooming gear and even doggy first aid. However, as an owner of a rescue cat, I was please that the I Love Pet Head line by Tigi had some special things for my Pepper (a majestic American short-haired cat) as well as Nico, Leyla’s rambunctious Maine coon who delights in getting his fur matted. Inventor Linda Jangula noted her Wiki Wags included variations for cats in development.
   Even better, I was even more delighted to see that the Humane Society of the United States was back with their message as was the Adopt/Shelter Pet Project, encouraging people to look first into their hearts and then into shelters with memorable commercial spots by the Ad Council (an organization producing public service announcements).
   Another thing that was rather quaint was that there were two companies promoting different kinds of shapewear for women (Rago, upscale and ultra-glam v. Skin Eez, practical, comfortable and therapeutic) and two artisanal chocolate companies (US-made Chuao chocolate, and Belgium’s Guylian).
   Some clever chocolate sushi was located right next to the booth of Dr Sam Saleh, who was not only a proponent of the Philips Sonicare electric toothbrush (‘the Porsche of dental care’) but also the founder of the ORA Dentistry Spa, who counts Tyra Banks as a client and whose expertise has been featured on Extra! and turns to the latest dental technology in restorations, bleaching, veneers and cosmetic contouring to address irregularities, dental stains, dental gaps, metal restorations and altering tooth form, tooth shape and tooth colour.
   There were lovely water bottles from Faucet Face to encourage more home filtering and less plastic, emotional wellness aids from Atlanta-based Vanda, mast and beauty drinks from Ashieda and a fantastic smoothie cookbook and products I cannot wait to try out by Healthy Happy Life that’s 100 per cent vegan by food blogger and photographer Kathy Patalsky.
   On the fashion front, celebrities were treated to futuristic sunglass and prescription frames by Yoshinori Aoyama, creator of Factory 900 eyewear. While most of his goods were pure statement, I found myself lusting after the cool and sleekly classic clear Model 208 and will have them on my holiday wish list. Speaking of holidays, the nice folks from the tourist board of St Kitts were on hand to spark interest in winter getaways to spots of endless summers (minus LA pollution and humidity).
   A highlight of the Red Carpet Style Lounge for the Ă©lite talent were vacation holiday packages to “trip of a lifetime destinations”. These included Alila Villas, crafted luxury in spectacular locations, served-up stays in oceanfront villas at their Uluwatu and Soori Indonesian properties with personal butler, spa services, dining and more; ITC Hotel Maurya New Delhi India gifted eight nights in a luxury suite, airport transfers, luxury buffet breakfast, dinner each night and spa services; Brewery Gulch Inn in Mendocino, California, Travel & Leisure’s winner of World’s Best Awards 2014, will gift a two-night escape in a suite with breakfast and dinner daily featuring locally sourced ingredients prepared by their executive chef. Riviera Resort and Spa Palm Springs is gifting a two-night stay in a one-bedroom suite, dinner for two at Circa 59 and one 50-minute spa treatment at Spa Terre. Lucky recipients included Lena Dunham, Michael Madsen, Taylor Schilling, Lizzy Caplan, Michelle Dockery, Jeff Daniels, Jon Hamm, Peter Dinklage, Sarah Paulson, Kristen Wiig, Jane Lynch, Mark Ruffalo, Cat Deeley, Paul Giamatti, Jimmy Fallon, Joan Cusack, Robin Wright, Anthony Bourdain, Melissa McCarthy, Jessica Lange, Amy Poehler, and Jeff Bridges. Other celebrities spotted include Ashley Argota, Christian Madsen, Colm Meaney, Emmanuelle Vaugier, Cary Fukunaga, Danny Zuker, Caitlin Carmichael, Jamie Brewer, and Mia Talerico.
   Kudos to Amy Boatwright and Rita Branch for putting animals first and healthy living very close behind (and yes, chocolate is good food—antioxidants)!—Elyse Glickman, US West Coast Editor


















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August 27, 2014

Crown Princess Victoria visits Team SCA, the all-women team in the Volvo Yacht Race

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HRH Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden visited the all-women SCA team, which plans to embark on the nine-month round-the-world Volvo Ocean Race, at its HQ in Stockholm. She has become the godmother of the Team SCA crew’s 65 ft yacht.
   The team, which sees itself as a role model for women, says Princess Victoria’s visit was inspirational. She is one of only three heirs apparent to the throne around the world, and she has a genuine interest in sport and fitness.
   The princess examined each station on the yacht during her visit and tried the grinding machine.
   â€˜We are delighted and honoured by Crown Princess Victoria’s godmother role for the women of Team SCA. As Crown Princess Victoria, who is a true ambassador for many good causes, and inspires many people around the world, we hope our female team will motivate and inspire others to pursue their dreams and goals,’ says Jan Johansson, president and CEO of SCA. ‘Since 80 per cent of SCA consumers are women, and we want to see women work in an arena that is normally reserved for men, we chose a female team for our participation in the Volvo Ocean Race.’
   â€˜Meeting Crown Princess Victoria was an honour; she is a great role model and inspiration to women and it is fantastic to have her as our godmother during the race. It was great to give her an insight into our world and have the opportunity to meet with her in person,’ says crew member Dee Caffari.
   SCA is a forestry and hygiene products’ company behind the Libra, Sorbent, Tena and Tork brands.
   The Volvo Ocean Race begins in Alicante in October. The women in Team SCA can be seen in the TV series No Ordinary Women, which dĂ©buted on July 20 on 7Two in Australia and YLE in Finland. It will soon air on TV3 in Sweden.


Jonas Ekstromer

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