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Monday
Nov172014

Diane Rules! The DVF WRAP Shop On Net-a-Porter


Yes! If I was planning 10 essential pieces for a Smart Sensuality woman’s wardrobe, Diane von Furstenberg’s new reinterpretation of her classic wrap dress — in a suede fabric here — would be on the list. Given the nature of suede’s substance and lack of drape, the dress — inspired by ‘American Hustle’ is constructed of major patchwork sections.  

The 13-piece line of 10 ready-to-wear offerings and three clutches showcases Von Furstenberg’s ‘favorite styles.’

“It is a little bit rock ’n’ roll, a little bit modern, a little bit ’70s glamour,” she says of the sparkling halter dresses and Studio 54-esque jumpsuits that are iterations of the classic piece. “It is really about our strongest prints and our most iconic silhouettes. There is always something more you can do…it is a little bit like being a woman: Once you have established an identity and you know who you are, then there is more freedom to experiment.”

For me, I prefer the same look in sustainable fabrics, although I am not a vegetarian or opposed to wearing animal-derived products.  You could say I’m trying to elevate my consciousness level on this topic. DVF’s new capsule collection for Net-a-Porter launches tomorrow. Love! ~ Anne

Earlier in 2014, Style.com interviewed Diane von Furstenberg about her memoir The Woman I Wanted to Be’.

Friday
Nov142014

Barney's New York Unveils 'Baz Dazzled' Holiday 2014 Windows

Aussie/Hollywood/New York duo Baz Luhrmann and his wife Catherine Martin brought their ‘The Great Gatsby’ and ‘Moulin Rouge!’ winning ways to Barney’s on Madison Avenue New York, unveiling a ‘Baz Dazzled’ holiday celebration.

Pentatoniz, an American cappella group of five vocalists performed at the unveiling and into the evening.  Pursuitist shares the details:

While skaters twirled on ice and renowned contortionist and dancer, Elphresh broke into breakdance like moves. Other noteworthy celebratory displays include Anthony Howe sculptures, a magical mushroom forest featuring 9-foot-tall polychrome mushrooms, a 15-foot-by-10-foot boom box and an 8-foot-by-6-foot kinetic steam-punk talking owl upcycled from laser-cut mechanical parts. Furthermore the store has also constructed two second-floor balconies on the facade of its building where a “Luna Queen” and a “Solar Queen” is scheduled to sing every weekend.

Carol of the Bells - Pentatonix

Each window features a theme such as ‘love’, ‘beauty’, ‘truth’ and ‘freedom’. Pentatonix supplies an individualized soundtrack. Topping off the extravaganza, the Madison Avenue storefront is cradled in a 30-foot-high, gold-coated structure.

Luhrmann and Martin also created a fairy-tale wonderland’ after-party at the Central Park Zoo.  See pictures below. Commenting on the Barney’s project, Luhrmann gushed:

“Whenever we do a creative project, it comes from the first question for us, which is, ‘How can it enrich our own journey, in our life? We love New York City. It’s our adopted home. It’s been a great place for us and our children. I won’t start quoting Fitzgerald but all the magic and possibility that the city holds – for us, part of that was Barneys.”

 

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Friday
Oct102014

Zen Sevastyanova In Dior Haute Couture By Michelle Du Xuan For L'Officiel China October 2014

Model Zen Sevastyanova showcases Dior Haute Couture’s Fall 2014 collection for L’Officiel China’s October issue. Photographer Michelle Du Xuan captures the gardePatrycjan party looks, styled by Patrycja Matysiak./Hair by Marc Orsatelli; makeup by Min Kim

 

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Friday
Oct102014

Elisabeth Erm Is 'Close-Up', Lensed By David Dunan For Vogue Italia October 2014

Model Elisabeth Erm share serious color blocking styled by Sara Maino in ‘Close-Up’. David Dunan is behind the lens for Vogue Italia’s October issue.

Track all our daily fashion editorials, design and art world news, sexual politics and women’s philanthropy on our AOC home page.

 

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Thursday
Oct092014

Siri Tollerod Goes Swinging Sixties, Lensed By Emilio Tini For Glamour Italia October 2014

Model Siri Tollerod channels Twiggy in the ‘Swinging Sixties’ editorial from Glamour Italia’s Anni ‘60 October issue. Emilio Tini makes the fashion capture./Hair by Andrew Guida; makeup by Anna Maria Negri

Track all our daily fashion editorials, design and art world news, sexual politics and women’s philanthropy on our AOC home page.

 

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Thursday
Oct092014

COACH POPPY Wildflower Campaign By Gregory Harris | Buy POPPY Wildflower Fragrance

Coach Poppy Wildflower Fragrance

Gregory Harris captures the mood of COACH brand POPPY Wildflower fragrance is this new ad. POPPY’s bottle design and packaging make it a perfect gift for any woman with a romantic heart. You can buy POPPY at Amazon today in four variations. For the woman who is true blue to one of the earlier POPPY fragrances, buy them here on Amazon.

COACH describes POPPY Wildflower scent: With delicate notes of orange flower and muguet, and a hint of musk at its base, new limited edition Poppy Wildflower is an intriguingly beautiful scent that captures the essence of a hidden city garden. Exotic patchouli, iris and vanilla give it an unexpected edge.

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Tuesday
Oct072014

Robyn Lawley Eats On Amazon Kindle

Robyn Lawley Eats

Aussie model Robyn Lawley, size 12 and 6’2” says she resents being called a plus-size model.

Lawley has stood her ground on resisting the fashion industry’s love of size 0 models, trying to be a positive role model for ALL women. The gutsy and confident Robyn even started her own food blog Robyn Lawley Eats.

“There is no love sincerer than the love of food.”

~ George Bernard Shaw

 

The Kindle version of Robyn Lawley’s Eats Cookbook is coming this November.

You don’t need a Kindle to buy Robyn’s treasure trove of sumptuous, healthy recipes. Get your free Amazon Kindle link for your mobile device here.

Just yesterday we posted Robyn Lawley’s latest athletic swimsuit editorial for Marie Claire Australia. Summer’s coming to the Southern Hemisphere and Robyn is ready.

Truth is that Lawley now lives in New York with her long-term beau Everest Schmidt.

Robyn Lawley Sizzles In Athletic Swimsuits For Marie Claire Australia November 2014

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Tuesday
Oct072014

Model Coco Rocha & Artist James Conran Expecting First Child

Top model Coco Rocha announced on Instagram that she and husband James Conran are expecting their first child. “We are absolutely thrilled and elated to announce that after four years of marriage we are expanding our family and expecting our first child spring of 2015!”

Coco Rocha’s reputation in the modeling industry is one of a talented woman who walks to her own drumbeat. Coco recently told Flare Magazine about posing nude:

“That never sat well with me. Why should I have to give up rights over my own body just to ‘make it’? That’s when I decided to put certain clauses into my contract. Perhaps I heard ‘no’ more often because of it, but there are always clients who are willing to work with a confident woman who knows who she is. I like to think that my career is proof that you can stay true to yourself and make it in this industry.”

Coco Rocha mad a very busy September 2014. Check out these new editorials below and link here for ALL AOC Roco Rocha editorials and ad campaigns.

Take a look at Coco’s husband James Conran’s blog. Oh Coco and James, please check out Eye 10/5 for an important article on children and marriage: “How American Parenting Is Killing American Marriage.”

Coco Rocha In ‘Minerva Is A Diva’ By Kristian Schuller For L’officiel Italia September 2014

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Tuesday
Oct072014

Stephanie Seymour Debuts As Face Of Re-Nutriv By Estée Lauder

Estee Lauder Re-Nutriv

Stephanie Seymour, 46, appears in her first official portrait for Estée Lauder’s Re-Nutriv brand. In an official press release, global brand president of Estée Lauder, Jane Hertzmark Hudis, says about the move: “Stephanie is the ultimate modern beauty icon. Beautiful and accomplished in fashion, entertainment and in life, I am thrilled to welcome her to Estée Lauder.”

Anne of Carversville celebrates women’s beauty at every age. Estée Lauder’s ultimate repair technologies and intense hydrators can lift and firm

skin like never before. The multi-patented Life Re-Newing Molecules, plus advanced energy boosters and Black Tourmaline help skin dramatically amplify its natural collagen production.

Follow our Amazon link to choose from the best of Estée Lauder’s Re-Nutriv brand. Give your skin the ultimate. Renewed. Reborn. Re-Nutriv.

But remember, it’s a woman’s inner life purpose, her appreciation of herself and the people in her world, and her delight in new adventures that keep her Sensual and Superyoung. No lotion or potion can compete with a woman radiating inner confidence and a love of life.

Enjoy more of Stephanie Seymour’s recent work at AOC. These are two of my favorites:

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Friday
Sep262014

The Health Benefits Of A Plant-Based Diet

Bartolomeo Bimbi, Oranges, Limes, Lemons, and Citrus lumia, 1715, Oil on canvas

Former president Bill Clinton is one of the most ardent advocates for plant-based nutrition. A love of burgers, pizza and good, old-fashioned barbeque left Clinton with serious heart disease and clogged arteries. His daughter Chelsea, a long-time vegetarian was the lightening rod for his food conversion.

President Clinton was a key advocate in making ‘The China Study’ one of America’s best-selling books on nutrition. Attracted to these beautiful images on The Pandorian, I found myself drawn into a thoughtful, objective discussion of plant-based nutrition.

The medical evidence shows that consuming ‘whole food plant based’ nutrition can reverse many diseases: inflammation, anxiety, depression, Lupus, MS, Diabetes, Osteoporosis to name but a few. The China study surveyed 6500 people in total, from more than 65 countries. It is still the most comprehensive study done on nutrition and it’s hard to argue with it. Not only can plant based nutrition maintain health but it can also act like medicine and change health.

“The science base is very strong that fruits and vegetables are protective for all the gastrointestinal cancers and all the smoking-related cancers,” says Tim Byers, professor of preventive medicine at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver.

Additional benefits of plant-based nutrition include increased energy and better sleep, Fruit and vegetables are kind to skin and provide clean energy for enhanced bainpower.

US News rates the Mediterranean diet as the best plant-based diet. Enjoy their overview of various plant-based diets, some more rigid than others. ~ Anne

Willem van Aelst, Still-Life with Fruit and Crystal Vase, 1652, Oil on canvas

Willem van Aelst, Still-Life with a Basket of Fruit on a Marble Ledge, 1650, Oil on canvas,