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Hello Lovely Birds,During Milan fashion week, Gianvito Rossi invited me to his showroom to walk me through his Summer 2014 collection. I was so excited that I asked him if we could film the walk through. He graciously obliged, and here i...
Hello Lovely Birds,During Milan fashion week, Gianvito Rossi invited me to his showroom to walk me through his Summer 2014 collection. I was so excited that I asked him if we could film the walk through. He graciously obliged, and here is the video.In case you don't know, I've been a fan of him and his family's work from way back. I still have my first pair of Sergio Rossi carbon-heel sandals from the Summer 2000 collection when Gianvito's family still owned the company (pictured below). I had some of the best nights of my life wearing those sandals. One in particular took place at Spa, an amazing night club that was popular in the early 2000s. That night both Leonardo DiCaprio and Lenny Kravitz were in the club, and I just couldn't decide at whom or where to look at as I descended the stairs to the VIP area (a friend of a very cool friend got me in). Handsome, blonde and baby-melt-me-blue-eyes or caramel smooth, rock-n-roll me, I cranked my neck back and forth until I heard a distinctive CRAAAACK. And there, I broke my sandal on justice's step, half for Lenny and half for Leonardo. I immediately hailed a cab home to change my shoes. But, don't cry for my sandals, the lovely people at Sergio Rossi sent them to their factory in Italy and had them back to me before the Italian Summer holiday.Fast forward to today, Gianvito's gorgeous eponymous brand has become one of my absolute go-to shoe labels. In addition to several sexy styles that I can't live with out, like the blush toned ones below, Gianvito's suede pumps have become my court shoe of choice. I always get a new pair for fashion month because they are sexy and incredibly comfortable. I kid you not, I wore my latest black pair for three days straight and my feet felt perfect afterwards. Plus, they are the ideal shoe for transitioning from the office to a night out. If you are looking for a stellar pump, I highly recommend them.Now please enjoy the video!
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New Hunger Games 2,Catching Fire movie pic shows Effie Trinket party food action. As previously reported, Lionsgate recently dropped more,new,official movie pics for their upcoming "Catching Fire" action/drama flick, and this one,gives u...
New Hunger Games 2,Catching Fire movie pic shows Effie Trinket party food action. As previously reported, Lionsgate recently dropped more,new,official movie pics for their upcoming "Catching Fire" action/drama flick, and this one,gives us a new look at the very unique Effie Trinket character in action with a few of the party food dishes, and she looks just as weird as ever before. She's played by actress, Elizabeth Banks. The movie stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Lenny Kravitz, Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Toby Jones, Woody Harrelson, Jena Malone, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amanda Plummer, Lynn Cohen, Patrick St. Esprit, Meta Golding, Bruno Gunn, Alan Ritchson, E. Roger Mitchell, Maria Howell, Stephanie Leigh Schlund, and Sam Claflin. In the new movie, main characters, Katniss and Peeta battle it out again in the dangerous, life threatening 75th Annual Hunger Games aka The Quarter Quell. It's set to arrive in theaters on November 22nd,2013. Stay tuned. Also, find your favorite Movie show stuff, and more by Clicking Here.
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New Hunger Games 2,Catching Fire movie pic shows Peeta,Caesar interview action. Recently, Lionsgate dropped another,new movie pic for their upcoming action/drama flick, "Catching Fire," and it gives us a new look at character, Peeta Mell...
New Hunger Games 2,Catching Fire movie pic shows Peeta,Caesar interview action. Recently, Lionsgate dropped another,new movie pic for their upcoming action/drama flick, "Catching Fire," and it gives us a new look at character, Peeta Mellark, dressed to majorly impress for some Hunger Games interviewing action with Caesar. Peeta is played by actor, Josh Hutcherson, while Stanley Tucci plays Caesar. The movie stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Lenny Kravitz, Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Toby Jones, Woody Harrelson, Jena Malone, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amanda Plummer, Lynn Cohen, Patrick St. Esprit, Meta Golding, Bruno Gunn, Alan Ritchson, E. Roger Mitchell, Maria Howell, Stephanie Leigh Schlund, and Sam Claflin. In the new flick, Peeta will team back up with Katniss for more battle action as the evil President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games aka The Quarter Quell, which is a competition that could change Panem forever. It's due to hit theaters on November 22nd,2013.
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Lenny Kravitz spoke to Billboard recently to check in on his various activities;  with acting, modeling, recording and virtually every other discipline in the entertainment industry on his lengthy resumé, Kravitz is a man capable of seem...
Lenny Kravitz spoke to Billboard recently to check in on his various activities;  with acting, modeling, recording and virtually every other discipline in the entertainment industry on his lengthy resumé, Kravitz is a man capable of seemingly everything under the sun. Now with the reissue of his wildly successful Are You Gonna Go My Way, Kravitz is breaking a bit of a publicity dry-spell and opening the masses up to what the recording process for the album was like and what types of imagery and memories come to mind when he listens to the album nowadays. “So when I revisit these record it really takes me back into a time capsule and it brings me back to my life at that point and reminds me what was going on. I can feel where I was. I can remember the people I was involved with that were in my life, the smells, the tastes, just the feeling in general of my life at that time. I remember all of the moments in the studio. It just all comes back to me, so it’s an interesting thing to have this look back into your life.” On top of what has already been an incredibly fruitful career, Kravitz’s ventures into the film industry have lead to just as much acclaim. Though he’s made several cameos through the years, he rapidly developed an acumen for featured and scripted characters and debuted as such in the Oscar-nominated film Precious, followed by a role as an empathetic stylist in The Hunger Games series, which he will be reprising this fall in the release of the sequel to the film. Clear passion for acting aside, the multifaceted threat of an artist is also apparently working on the stripped down follow-up to 2011′s Black And White America. The aptly titled Raw LP will be “very deconstructed, very minimal,” however boasting a big sound with little clutter and at times only three audible instruments, a bit of a departure from the previous LP’s big name collaborations and 70s era funk chops. Slated for a Spring 2014 release, keep your eyes wide and your ears peeled for more info on Lenny Kravitz’s Raw and catch the reprisal of his role in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire due out November 22nd. The post Lenny Kravitz Talks New LP, Movies + ‘Are You Gonna Go My Way’ Reissue appeared first on Okayplayer.
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New Hunger Games 2,Catching Fire movie pic shows Katniss,Peeta intense battle practice. Recently, Lionsgate dropped this new,official movie pic for their upcoming "Catching Fire" action/drama flick , and it gives us a new look at the mai...
New Hunger Games 2,Catching Fire movie pic shows Katniss,Peeta intense battle practice. Recently, Lionsgate dropped this new,official movie pic for their upcoming "Catching Fire" action/drama flick , and it gives us a new look at the main characters, Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark all suited up for one of their Quarter Quell practice sessions, and they definitely look serious and intense as hell. The movie stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Lenny Kravitz, Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Toby Jones, Woody Harrelson, Jena Malone, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amanda Plummer, Lynn Cohen, Patrick St. Esprit, Meta Golding, Bruno Gunn, Alan Ritchson, E. Roger Mitchell, Maria Howell, Stephanie Leigh Schlund, and Sam Claflin. In the new flick, Katniss and Peeta team back up to take on a crew of past champions in the very dangerous 75th Annual Hunger Games aka The Quarter Quell. It's scheduled to hit theaters on November 22nd,2013.
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New Hunger Games 2,Catching Fire movie pic shows Katniss close up intense water action. As previously reported, Entertainment Weekly ,served up brand new,official, movie pics for the upcoming "Catching Fire" action/drama flick, and this ...
New Hunger Games 2,Catching Fire movie pic shows Katniss close up intense water action. As previously reported, Entertainment Weekly ,served up brand new,official, movie pics for the upcoming "Catching Fire" action/drama flick, and this one, gives us a new, close up,snap shot of Katniss all wet from battling it out in the Quarter Quell water madness. And she definitely has her serious face on, looking to do everything possible to stay alive, I'm sure. The movie stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Lenny Kravitz, Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Toby Jones, Woody Harrelson, Jena Malone, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amanda Plummer, Lynn Cohen, Patrick St. Esprit, Meta Golding, Bruno Gunn, Alan Ritchson, E. Roger Mitchell, Maria Howell, Stephanie Leigh Schlund, and Sam Claflin. In the new flick, Katniss will team back up with Peeta Mellark to fight it out against past champions in the 75th Annual Hunger Games aka The Quarter Quell, which is a competition that could change Panem forever. It's scheduled to hit theaters on November 22nd,2013.
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As he brings out a Deluxe Edition of one of his most successful albums, Lenny Kravitz is also eyeing a spring 2014 for his next set of new music....
As he brings out a Deluxe Edition of one of his most successful albums, Lenny Kravitz is also eyeing a spring 2014 for his next set of new music....
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New Hunger Games 2,Catching Fire movie pic shows Johanna Mason intense staring action. As previously reported, Entertainment Weekly served up new,official movie pics for the upcoming "Catching Fire" action/drama flick, and this one, give...
New Hunger Games 2,Catching Fire movie pic shows Johanna Mason intense staring action. As previously reported, Entertainment Weekly served up new,official movie pics for the upcoming "Catching Fire" action/drama flick, and this one, gives us a new look at the very fierce Johanna Mason, serving up some extremely intense staring action at a Hunger Games little group meeting,or at least that's what it looks like. Johanna is played by actress, Jena Malone. The movie stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Lenny Kravitz, Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Toby Jones, Woody Harrelson, Jena Malone, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amanda Plummer, Lynn Cohen, Patrick St. Esprit, Meta Golding, Bruno Gunn, Alan Ritchson, E. Roger Mitchell, Maria Howell, Stephanie Leigh Schlund, and Sam Claflin. In the new flick, Katniss and Peeta will team back up for life-threatening action, yet again, as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games aka The Quarter Quell. It's scheduled to hit theaters on November 22nd,2013.
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Photo: Courtesy of The New Potato. On a quest for the next big thing in the food industry, sisters Danielle and Laura Kosann have begun the journey with The New Potato. Profiling chefs, restauranteurs, and celebrities alike with cuisine ...
Photo: Courtesy of The New Potato. On a quest for the next big thing in the food industry, sisters Danielle and Laura Kosann have begun the journey with The New Potato. Profiling chefs, restauranteurs, and celebrities alike with cuisine questionnaires, the world of dining has reached a whole new level of delish. Ben Noriega Ortiz consistently transforms spaces into works of art. While fashion can be seen as wearable art, Ortiz creates works of art that we can live inside of. His design firm, BNOdesign, is responsible for iconic spaces such as Mondrian Hotel in New York, Los Angeles & Miami, and Barneys New York. His aesthetic is a perfect combination of modern and classical, and he manages to stick to a simple vision while also taking the stories’ and backgrounds of his clients into consideration. Ortiz started out creating spaces for household names such as Lenny Kravitz, Michael Fuchs and Sean “Diddy” Combs, and has recently moved into hotels. We can’t help but hope that this incredible designer continues into restaurants, a progression The New Potato is waiting on. To our delight, we were able to sit down with the visionary himself to talk aesthetic, inspiration and details on Mondrian SoHo NYC — an elevated floating space in the skies of SoHo that we’ve all fallen in love with.TNP:What would you say are some of your favorite classic places? "My favorite interior space in New York is the Four Seasons Restaurant,? designed by Phillip Johnson, at the Seagram’s Building. The ?proportions and the details make it a timeless interior that works well ?for every occasion. But if we are talking older places, the Palazzo del? Te by Giulio Romano in Mantua is a magnificent building that is both?classical and whimsical. That is what I try to do with my interiors."TNP: Where do you go for inspiration? "I get inspired by everything from fashion to the city. I am always ?looking at details, at how things are made and how emotions are? drawn for doing a particular thing."TNP: Could you take me through your process a bit? "If you mean the way I design, the process changes according to the project. In residential work, I relate to the client’s particular and ?specific needs. In hospitality work, we start by developing a story ?from which the entire design will be inspired. Once we develop a ?strong story, everything else falls in place. Color is the first element of? design that we select, then we work out layouts, lighting and furniture ?accordingly. The idea is to create an interior that is cohesive but ?theatrical enough to make you enjoy while you are there and also ?makes you want to come back."RELATED: Nate Berkus' Suggestions For Your SpaceTNP: What was your goal in designing the Mondrian SoHo? What did you?want people to take away from the aesthetic? "I want to take the guest to a magical world that is not their usual? reality. We want to take you to a special place that is both? comfortable and familiar, and new and exciting."TNP: How does the story behind a hotel or restaurant inform the design? "For Mondrian SoHo which is in New York City, it has been called a beast in many occasions. You hear that the city is strong and tough? on you in the beginning but then as you learn more about it, you fall ?in love with it and after finally surrendering to the charms of the city, ?the city turns beautiful. That is exactly the story that we used for ?inspiration, Jean Cocteau’s."TNP: What are the most important elements when designing a space? "Of course, after the functions are resolved, color is the most important? element, in my opinion. Then lighting."TNP: How much of the hotelier’s vision do you take into consideration? "The hotelier establishes the program and the functions — the brand ?aesthetics if you will — but we provide the vision and the story."TNP: What in your mind makes or breaks the aesthetic of a space and how? people feel when in that space? "Bad lighting can ruin everything. It’s kind of like wearing a fabulous ?
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Ocean Drive magazine enlisted the multi-talented Lenny Kravitz for their latest issue. For the annual “Men’s Issue,” Kravitz discusses having to balance filming for his reprise role in the science-fiction adventure flic...
Ocean Drive magazine enlisted the multi-talented Lenny Kravitz for their latest issue. For the annual “Men’s Issue,” Kravitz discusses having to balance filming for his reprise role in the science-fiction adventure flick The Hunger Games all while working on his forthcoming album. On Making New Music While Filming: There was this old-school ‘70s studio in Atlanta that I wanted to visit. The next thing I knew, I was booking myself in there, filming the movie by day and making music by night. On His Upcoming Album: When I make my music, I write it, I produce it, I play the instruments – it’s my expression 100 percent. What I love about making films is that it’s completely not about me; it’s about a director’s vision, it’s about the character, and I’m there to serve. The music was a reaction of doing that all day. Something was brewing inside of me, so it had to come out. At night it would just be, Okay, now I am back to being me, and directing myself – and doing what it is that I do. The 49-year-old (yes, he’s also drinking from the fountain of youth) dished on the influences on his unique style and his design company, Kravitz Design. On What Cultivated his Style: I was around people like Miles Davis, who at the time had moved from his suit look to being really funky, wearing all these great leather, suede, and denim outfits, big glasses, and ethnic jewelry. A lot of my parents’ friends were poets, writers, actors, and directors, and this was the very early ‘70s in New York City, so people were very colorful. And their apartments were very expressive, and I was just drawn to that. On his design company: It wasn’t about, ‘Well I’m Lenny Kravitz, and I am going to use my star power to bully my way into some other field…’ It was about actually designing, creating, and learning. OCEAN DRIVE is the quintessential fashion and lifestyle magazine in South Florida, delivering the latest trends in fashion, beauty, art, travel, real estate, and entertainment. Head on over to the digital pubs official website for more of this interview. ( PHOTOS: Ocean Drive)
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