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WOMEN FASHION POWER at The Design Museum

Powerful women from past to present, from Coco Chanel to CEOs, as well as those who reign in the worlds of royalty and entertainment, have used fashion to define themselves, represent their unique personalities, and proclaim their positions of authority. Their individual style choices serve as instruments for self-expression. Suffice it to say, fashion is an integral component in the visual language of society. As the title suggests, WOMEN FASHION POWER, an exhibition at the Design Museum in the UK, promises to be electrifying and colorful.  Visitors will take a multi-media journey through the display of historic pieces of...

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Sea Bags An Ideal Gift All Year Long

Several years ago, I was fortunate to receive a Sea Bag as a gift, when covering Harvest on the Harbor in Portland, Maine. It was the nicest and most practical tote bag ever. Every bag I saw was a little different, given they were made from recycled boat sails, so this provided the added benefit of being waterproof. Mine is still in active use, as I gave it to my niece. She makes many trips to the beach, so it seemed an appropriate gesture. When we were talking about the ideal tote bag for Luxe Beat Magazine readers, I...

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A True&Co. Bra That Fits

We are approached to review many products, some of great interest, others quite unusual, and others in which we feel our readers would not have interest. When True&Co. approached us to review its bras, I was personally quite interested. After all, half of our readers are women. Bras have come a long way during the past century. Howard Hughes was known for designing just the right one for the well-endowed Jane Russell. I’m sure he enjoyed the challenge and success. So I was fascinated by the sizing quiz each person takes to determine her correct size. It covers everything...

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Social Shopping: the new mall

Remember Aqua Netting your hair up to hit the mall with your best friends? The mall was the place to be if you were anybody 20+ years ago. But in the 2010s, cruising the mall is sooooo last century. Since the vast majority of communication takes place online, it was only a matter of time before shopping followed suit. Thanks to Amazon, we can order anything our hearts desire without leaving the couch and our smartphone. Now, trips to the mall with your BFF have been replaced with online “shopping communities” where fashionistas the world over can dish on the...

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History, Art, Beauty, and Fashion Come Alive in NYC Museums

Three compelling New York museum exhibitions reflect the course of history and share a common thread of beauty, fashion and glamour in different ways. The “Gilded Age” at the Museum of the City of New York provides a view of the 19th century lifestyle of the elite in New York, while the “Killer Heels” exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum encompasses decades of styles of high heel shoes. An exhibition of Cubist Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art would not have come to fruition without the 40 year collection of cosmetics mogul Leonard A. Lauder. We know that Cubism...

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Earth-friendly UMASAN Is Changing How We Look at Fashion

At Fashion Week this September, be on the lookout for two of the most innovative, young, award-winning German designers hitting the runway. Anja and Sandra Umann of UMASAN are taking the fashion world by storm with their celebration of subversion of sustainable design. I recently stumbled upon their spring fashion collection and I couldn’t resist putting them on my list of “people of interest” that I would like to learn more about. Anja and Sandra are identical twins and are about as close as two sisters can be, working side by side to create their unique take on fashion....

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Elliott Erwitt’s Regarding Women

Elliott Erwitt’s Regarding Women is stunning. This collection of black and white images by photographic master Elliot Erwitt is an historical documentation of his work, as well as biographical look at his life. Drizzled amongst the images of celebrities like Maralyn Monroe, whose cover also adorns the book cover, readers will unknowingly view glimpses of his children, ex-wives and other major events in his personal life. The book spans several generations beginning in the late 1940s through today. The photos are not all consecutive in their layout. As you move from one page to the next, there is a...

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10 World’s Most Expensive Cars Owned By Celebrities

By Alex Hillsberg and Chris Sibbet Does having the most expensive car matter to a celebrity? Apparently not to David Beckham. Nor does he care that his Rollys-Royce Phantom Drophead is the slowest in top speed and acceleration rate among the top 10 most expensive celebrity cars featured on our latest infographic. Perhaps for this Englishman, it’s the class that counts. You couldn’t get a classier “family car” than Beckham’s; he was even spotted to drive his kids around Beverly Hills in his Phantom. But rap stars are definitely at it, topping the first half of the most expensive...

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Concord Mariner Re-launch of the Brand’s Iconic 1980s Collection

The 1980’s was a time of excess and incredible music. Off in the distance I can hear Tears For Fears’ “Head Over Heels” after learning about Concord Mariner’s re-launch of the brand’s iconic 1980’s collection at Baselworld 2014.  Concord now introduces new men’s and women’s stainless steel models accented by rose gold with diamonds, evoking the summer sun’s warm glow and the cool sparkle of azure seas. The unmistakable angles and smooth, slim ergonomic planes composing a masterpiece of contemporary nautical delights on the 41mm case of the Mariner Gent and Mariner Gent Automatic now playfully blend stainless steel...

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Fashion From the Ground Up

For the professional on the go, selecting an ensemble that will take you from day to evening is inevitably a consideration. When I open my closet in the morning, the first thing I look at are my shoes. I like to build my outfit from the ground up. If the shoes don’t feel right, it doesn’t matter how designer the rest of the look is, something will feel off. Standing 5’4” in bare feet, heels are a must, but lately my eyes have been drawn to a more comfortable foot covering that has been walking up and down the...

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Bohemian Spirit During Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin

MASAN SS15 Presents An Ethically Urban Homage To The Freedom of The Nomadic, Bohemian Spirit During Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin An abandoned ice-rink with a live performance of Dante Alighieri’s work was the dramatic setting for the 4th successive season of the Award Winning high fashion, vegan brand UMASAN for their SS15 show, where the blending of genders was not so much a political statement as an embracing of a unisex future. The collection is an ode to the wandering traveller, a nomadic bohemian spirit intrinsic to the UMASAN DNA. However this journey was a spiritual one, a journey...

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adidas by Stella McCartney Barricade Fall/Winter 2014 Wimbledon and US Open

Innovative texture and contrasting structures make an impact at all white Wimbledon. adidas by Stella McCartney barricade for Fall/Winter 14 serves a unique fusion of technical superiority and standout style to produce an inimitable all white collection.  The collection will be worn exclusively by brand ambassadors Caroline Wozniacki, Maria Kirilenko and Andrea Petkovic for their matches at Wimbledon. https://luxebeatmag.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/ADID_28715_335164.wmv A true celebration of cutting-edge athletic design and striking silhouettes, the range comprises sensational separates and one-piece dresses, based on a carefully engineered yet ultra-feminine aesthetic of all white. Innovative texture combinations meet with open and closed mesh structures for...

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