Archives for January 2016

January 31, 2016

It’s a Glam Thing’s November Beauty Box Winner is…

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Congratulations to Sharon K. from Wausau, WI. You have one a box of  Roloxin Instant Skin Smoothing Masque valued at $270.00. Roloxin Lift acts immediately to reduce the appearance of both wrinkles and pores, giving skin a smoother look and texture and more even skintone. The patented SilicaLiftTM technology, provides results lasting up to 24 hours per application. Roloxin Lift’s breakthrough patented formulation combines a matrix of hydrophilic and hydrophobic silica particles that are deposited on the skin during the 7-minute treatment. The network of silica particles contract as the skin dries to instantly create a bright, smooth, luminous appearance – with full results visible after just one treatment. You’ll love it – We do! (30 count, Retail value $270!!)

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January 31, 2016

MANOLO BLAHNIK DOCUMENTARY STRUTS TO BIG SCREEN

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CONTENT TAKES WORLDWIDE SALES RIGHTS TO UPCOMING FEATURE DOCUMENTARY DIRECTED BY MICHAEL ROBERTS

Los Angeles, CA – January 28, 2016 – It is being revealed today that Manolo Blahnik, one of the most influential and talked-about icons in contemporary fashion, will be the subject of a documentary feature film MANOLO (The boy who made shoes for lizards), directed by Michael Roberts.

The film is being produced by Nevision Studios One Limited. Executive Producers are James Cabourne, Tiggy Maconochie and Anne Morrison.

Roberts said: “Having known Manolo for over 30 years, I can say he is a multifaceted intellectual and romantic whose engaging mind and ingenious work is made for entertaining cinema.”

Content Media has acquired worldwide sales rights to the documentary and will immediately begin introducing the film to distributors in Berlin during the EFM.

James Cabourne says: “Manolo Blahnik is an icon who continues to inspire people around the globe. We are genuinely excited to be producing this exclusive documentary showcasing his incredible lifetime of work.”

Content’s President of Film Jamie Carmichael said: “Manolo Blahnik is fashion royalty and the King of his craft. He also happens to be a wonderfully colourful and fascinating man, with a unique world view. Michael Roberts is a director with unparalleled access and understanding of the fashion world and the combination of both these golden elements will make for fabulous and fascinating cinema.”

MANOLO (The boy who made shoes for lizards) is an in-depth portrait of the man who is regarded as a genius by some of the most revered figures in fashion; A behind-the-scenes peek into his world; And a must see for any person who has ever looked longingly at a pair of his shoes – famously known on a first name basis as ‘Manolos’. This thanks to the globally successful TV series ‘Sex and The City’ which turned Manolo Blahnik’s shoes into a cultural sensation.

The film will feature a ‘who’s who’ list of some of the most notable figures in the fashion and entertainment worlds including Anna Wintour, Andre Leon Talley, Paloma Picasso, Candace Bushnell, Charlotte Olympia, Iman, Jamie Preto, Rihanna, Naomi Campbell, David Bailey, Isaac Mizrahi, Joan Burnstein, Mary Beard, Colin McDowell, Penelope Tree, Prince of Lampedusa, Rupert Everett and of course Manolo Blahnik himself.

Production on the documentary is currently underway.

The documentary comes at a pivotal time for Manolo Blahnik, whose label continues to grow. The Couture Council Artistry of Fashion honored Blahnik with an award at the Lincoln Center in New York City last September ahead of the Fall Fashion Week. Blahnik received the award as a result of his longstanding dedication to superior craftsmanship and innovative design. For more than 40 years, he has been meticulously designing his shoe line, which has attracted a cult following including the likes of Nicole Kidman, Rihanna, and The Duchess of Cambridge.

Also in September, the first comprehensive and lavishly illustrated volume to document the influences and life work of Blahnik, was published by Rizzoli. Featuring over 40 years of shoe design, this is the definitive monograph of the work of Blahnik, one of the titans of contemporary fashion. The book is a comprehensive survey of Blahnik’s work and provides access to never-before-seen photography of his designs with insightful chapters devoted to Blahnik’s most powerful relationships and inspirations.

Director Michael Roberts is an award-winning filmmaker, photographer, stylist, illustrator, author and journalist. He received the MTV best breakthrough video award for Bryan Ferry’s “Limbo.” His multidisciplinary fashion career commenced at London’s Sunday Times newspaper. For three decades, Roberts worked for Conde Nast in London, Paris, New York, initially as style director and art director of Tatler, next as British Vogue’s design director, Paris editor of Vanity Fair, and contributing editor of Conde Nast Traveller. Appointed to be the New Yorker’s first fashion director in 1997, he served in the role for nine years until 2006, when Graydon Carter conceived the position of fashion and style director for Roberts at Vanity Fair. Since 2010, he has contributed to Vanity Fair as style editor-at-large.

Over the last 25 years, Roberts’ photographs and illustrations have appeared regularly in the international editions of GQ, Vanity Fair and Vogue, as well as i-D, Interview, L’Uomo Vogue, V Magazine, the Independent on Sunday and the Sunday Times. Shot in Sicily (Steidl, 2007), presents images of the people, traditions and landscape of the Italian island which Roberts captured over twenty years. Roberts has also published six books featuring his critically acclaimed fashion illustrations. He art directed and edited the 2002 Steidl illustrated tome, Grace, Thirty Years of Fashion at Vogue, which American Vogue’s creative director, Grace Coddington described as “her life in pictures.” He also co-authored Grace, Coddington’s best-selling memoir, which Random House published in 2012.

“Manolo” is the most recent high-profile addition to Content Media’s impressive international sales slate, which includes Lorenzo di Bonaventura’s produced sci-fi “Higher Power”; Joel David Moore’s dramedy “Youth in Oregon” starring Christina Applegate, Josh Lucas, Billy Crudup, Frank Langella and Nicola Peltz; Dennis Hauck’s neo-noir detective thriller “Too Late,” starring Academy Award®-nominee John Hawkes; the supernatural horror “Don’t Knock Twice,” from ‘The Machine’ team starring Katee Sackhoff, Lucy Boynton and Nick Moran; the Maria Callas biopic “Callas,” starring Noomi Rapace with Niki Caro directing; the uplifting emotional drama “Life at these Speeds” starring Billy Crudup, Graham Rogers and Tim Roth; the star-studded romantic drama “The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea,” starring Jason Sudeikis, Maisie Williams, Jessica Biel, Orlando Jones, with Paul Reiser and Mary Steenburgen; Amy Berg’s “Janis: Little Girl Blue” selected at the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals; the supernatural heist thriller “The Trust”; the smash hit HBO documentary “Going Clear: Scientology and The Prison of Belief” from Academy Award® winning director Alex Gibney, which was the network’s most watched documentary premiere in a decade; and Oscar Wilde’s “The Canterville Ghost” voiced by Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie.

About Manolo Blahnik

With a career spanning over 40 years as an independent label, Manolo Blahnik has become one of the world’s most influential footwear designers. His shoes have spellbound an international set of adoring and loyal devotees across the globe. Born in the Canary Islands to a Spanish mother and a Czech father, he studied languages and art in Geneva before moving to Paris in 1965 where he decided to become a set designer. On a visit to New York in 1970, he showed his theater designs to Diana Vreeland, then editor-in-chief of American Vogue, who honed in on his shoes and encouraged him to concentrate on them. Blahnik learned the art of making shoes by visiting factories where he talked to machine operators, pattern cutters, and technicians. By 1971, he was in London making shoes. A year later, Ossie Clark, then the most famous designer in London, used his shoes and from there his career blossomed. In 1973 he opened his first shop in London’s Chelsea. Blahnik is a craftsman. The exquisitely shaped lasts and heels he creates for his shoes are still perfected with his very own hands. The lines and silhouette of his distinctive handwriting, however, remain instantly recognizable as unique, inimitable exercises in precision and balance, exquisite workmanship and luxury. “Shoes,” he says, “help transform a woman.” From the flagship store in London, the label has expanded worldwide. He has also received many international awards throughout his career including an Honorary CBE in November 2007.

About Nevision Studios

Nevision Studios is a creative hub, rooted in the production and financing of quality television and theatrical content for the global market. Nevision’s board boasts some of the UK’s leading creative and business executives including James Cabourne, Neil Zeiger, Tim Buxton, Nigel Pickard and Sharon Bloom with a string of globally renowned drama credits to their names. Through a forward thinking, concept-to-screen initiative, Nevision works as a co-producer forming creative relationships with other like-minded producers, accelerating production and enabling access to international markets; and as an executive producer providing a transparent and fast route to deficit finance.

About Content Media Corporation

Content Media Corporation Ltd is a London and LA-based private company that owns and distributes a significant library of film, television, and digital assets. The Company’s library of rights includes over 5,000 hours of television programming, 200 hours of digital programming and 275 feature films.

Content Media recently closed a multi-faceted deal with Bruno Wu’s Beijing-based Seven Stars Entertainment and Media, Ltd., in which Content acquired the Alive Group of companies allowing Content to distribute its extensive library of film and television rights through the Alive Group to the Chinese market, as well as a direct equity investment by Seven Stars into Content

The film sales division launched in 2002 and represents high profile, commercial feature films with great artistic and theatrical ambition. In addition to handling worldwide sales, marketing, and publicity, the company assists film producers in securing financing.

 

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January 31, 2016

SINFUL COLORS UNVEILS THEIR NEW VALENTINES DAY COLLECTION

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The Colors ar gorgeous and Sinfully affordable at only $1.99 a bottle. Sinful Color’s Valentine’s Day Collection are on the counter now. I recently picked up a few colors at Target to send to my daughters at school.
Love Bombs, a lavender and pastel blue glitter with heart shaped glitters looked amazing and all are made in the USA! Sinful Colors are also Toluene, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, DPB and Camphor Free.

Pick from a range of SinfulShine Gel Tech shades ($2.99 per bottle plus Top Coat $2.99) that will keep you on cloud 9 whether you’re rocking Valentine’s Day with your girls or cuddling up to your sweetheart.

The SinfulColors Valentine’s Day collection will be available in January and February 2016 at various retailers including Target, Walgreens, Walmart, Rite Aid, and other drug and mass retailers.

The SinfulShine shades on counter NOW!

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January 31, 2016

6 Foods That Can Help Save Your Skin From Sun Damage

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FROM THE PROS:

Just as an unhealthy diet can have a negative effect on your skin and health, a healthy diet high in antioxidant-rich foods can help protect your body, even from the sun. Since antioxidants help reduce inflammation and free radicals, loading your diet with them will go a long way against sunburn and skin damage as a result of UV rays. Dr. Nicholas Sieveking is a Nashville, TN board certified plastic surgeons and the director of Ageless Solutions, a comprehensive anti-aging and wellness center.
To be clear, Dr. Sieveking is not saying you should completely replace your daily sunscreen with food, but what you eat can offer additional protection for your skin. So if you’re looking for some ingestible sun protection, add these six sun-friendly foods to your next shopping list.

1. Berries & stone fruits
Strawberries, blueberries and cherries contain high levels of vitamin C, which can reduce free radical damage caused by exposure to UV radiation. Vitamin C also stimulates collagen production, important for skin’s youthful appearance. As a bonus, cherries contain melatonin, which protects skin from UV radiation and repairs sunburn damage.
2. Leafy greens
If it’s green and it’s got leaves, chances are it’s good for sun protection. According to one study, spinach, kale and swiss chard can reduce the risk of squamous cell skin cancer by 50%. Broccoli is also a good choice: it’s full of sulphoraphane, an antioxidant that helps your cells protect themselves against UV radiation.
Fresh herbs like parsley, basil, sage and rosemary are also packed with free radical-fighting, skin-protecting antioxidants. Not sure where to start? Check out our guide to cruciferous vegetables.
3. Red & orange produce
The antioxidant lycopene has been shown to protect the skin against sunburn and is at least twice as effective an antioxidant as betacarotene when it comes to blocking UV light. It also helps rid the body of free radicals. Chow down on tomatoes, papaya, guava, red bell peppers and pink grapefruit. Watermelon is an especially good choice: it contains 40% more lycopene than tomatoes.
Betacarotene is another antioxidant that has natural sunscreen properties: it’s been linked to reduced reactions to sunburns. You can find it in carrots, sweet potatoes, squash, pumpkins, mango and apricots.
4. Micro-algae
Spirulna has been dubbed “the next great superfood,” and for good reason. This micro-algea — along with chlorella — contains the antioxidant astaxanthin, which has been shown to protect the skin and eyes against UV radiation. It also fights free radicals and inflammation to prevent sun damage by preventing UV-induced cell damage.
If micro-algea isn’t exactly your cup of tea, you can find this powerful antioxidant in shrimp and salmon.
5. Chocolate
As long as it’s dark chocolate you’re eating, you’ll be ingesting plenty of flavanoids, which can improve your skin’s ability protect against sun burns and other UV-induced issues.
Research found that people who ate about one ounce of high-percentage dark chocolate every day for three months could withstand twice the amount of UVB rays before their skin started to turn red, compared to those who didn’t.
6. Green & black tea
The myriad health benefits of tea are well-known, but it’s nice to know that the cups you’re drinking can also help protect against sun damage. Green and black teas are packed with polyphenols that can help stop cancer development by limiting the blood supply to the cancerous area.
Green tea can even help prevent non-melanoma skin cancer by enhancing DNA repair.
Bon appétit!

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Dr. Nicholas Sieveking is a board certified plastic surgeon who completed his training in General Surgery and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Stanford University. After Stanford, he received additional fellowship training in Aesthetic Surgery in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, Brazil. In addition to his plastic surgery board certification, Dr. Sieveking is also board certified with advanced fellowship training in Anti-Aging and Functional Medicine. This double board certification enables Dr. Sieveking to be the most complete anti-aging surgeon and physician to treat his patient’s age-related needs, from the inside to the outside. Dr. Sieveking’s comprehensive solo practice includes advanced cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries, state of the art cosmetic laser and skin care services, Bio-identical hormone replacement therapies, medically-supervised weight loss programs, and cutting edge laboratory testing for hormone, amino acid, vitamin and nutrient deficiencies as well as toxin analysis and food and chemical sensitivities testing.
Dr. Sieveking has operated and lectured around the world on topics of face lifts, breast surgery, and cleft lip and palate repair. He has authored a chapter on Rhinoplasty in one of the major training textbooks for plastic surgery residents. In 2012 and 2013, he was voted “Top Plastic Surgeon in Nashville” in two Readers Polls by the citizens of Nashville.

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January 31, 2016

Alicia Vikander at the Screen Actors Guild Awards

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Makeup by Charlotte Tilbury

Alicia Vikander – winner of the Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role award for her performance in “The Danish Girl” – hit the red carpet in a Louis Vuitton gown with a modern, natural glowing, gilded makeup look created by makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury.

When asked about the look, Tilbury said, “I created a modern, soft smokey eye by using gold shadows to complement the gorgeous gown.”

Below, Tilbury shares the key steps she took to create Alicia’s red carpet look:

1. Charlotte prepped Alicia’s skin by applying her cult-favorite Magic Cream to the entire face and her new Magic Eye Rescue to the eye area. Charlotte Tilbury Wonderglow was applied to create a flawless soft focus finish, which acted as the perfect base to the Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder Foundation in 8 Dark.
2. Charlotte used her Mini Miracle Eye Wand in Shade 2 underneath the eyes to brighten and add luminosity, and then applied Charlotte Tilbury The Retoucher Concealer in 3 Medium where needed. Charlotte lightly dusted Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Skin Perfecting Micro-Powder in 2 Medium to mattify the skin and create a red carpet-ready complexion.
3. Next, Charlotte used Charlotte Tilbury Brow Lift in Cara D to perfect Alicia’s already gorgeous brows and frame her mesmerizing eyes.
4. For the golden eye look, Charlotte applied her cream shadow, Eyes to Mesmerise, in Bette on the lids and softly blended upwards and underneath the waterline. She then applied the pop shade from her Luxury Palette in The Vintage Vamp to the inner corners of the eyes and to the middle of the lids. To add definition and length, Charlotte Tilbury Rock ‘N’ Kohl in Barbarella Brown was applied to the outer corners of the top lashline. Charlotte finished the eye look with Charlotte Tilbury Full Fat Lashes on top and bottom lashes.
5. To add unbeatable highlight and subtle contour, Charlotte used her red carpet staple, Filmstar Bronze & Glow in Light-Medium, with the Powder & Sculpt Brush to highlight and sculpt Alicia’s beautiful face shape.
6. Charlotte applied Charlotte Tilbury Beach Stick in Las Salinas with her Magic Complexion Brush (NEW – available in March 2016) across Alicia’s cheekbones for a pretty, fresh pink glow.
7. To complete the look, Charlotte lined Alicia’s lips with Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat Lip Liner in Pillowtalk and followed with Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Bond Girl.

 

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January 31, 2016

Simply Elegant! Saoirse Ronan at the SAG Awards

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THE LOOK: A voluminous textured top knot that was romantic and whimsical.

INSPIRATION: Celebrity hairstylist Adir Abergel gave Saoirse a beautiful top knot for tonight’s SAG Awards. “I was inspired by the sleek and modern dress and I wanted a statuesque yet carefree undone updo that sat at the crown,” he says.

How To Get The Look:
I applied NEW John Frieda Luxurious Volume® Perfectly Full™ Mousse all over the roots through mid-shaft on towel dried hair. I then hand dried the hair and took a large round brush to create a soft voluminous blowout.
Then I used a 1 1/4″ curling on large sections of hair to create random waves and texture.
Next, I took a comb and teased the roots of her hair and pulled it loosely into a top ponytail leaving some height around the front.
Then I took the ponytail and back combed it prior to wrapping it around in a big deconstructed bun and pinning it in place.
I locked the look down with NEW John Frieda Luxurious Volume® Forever Full® Hairspray.
I made sure some pieces fell around the hairline for a more whimsical and romantic effect.

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January 30, 2016

Drink with a Purpose

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By Lisa Gal

Neuro drinks are drinks with a purpose, ready to solve your daily challenges without artificial colors and flavors. Not enough sleep? Neuro Sleep will help you sleep like a baby. Need to focus? Try Sonic, the energy refresher. Need someone to fight for you? DAILY fights for you all day long, because that’s what friends are for.  Neuro is providing the Four Seasons Hotel Gift Bags honoring SAG Award Nominees and talent an insulated tote filled with 6 different Neuro drinks and a Neuro t-shirt this weekend

What’s your drink done for you today? Be a part of the revolution and learn more here.

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January 30, 2016

You MOVE, but your makeup shouldn’t.

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By Lisa Gal

Your make-up should stay in place, period. Move Make-up does just that. It’s the sweatproof, natural make-up for women with an active lifestyle. Formulated by a women with a chemical engineering degree, their selection of foundations, concealers and eye shadows use a special blend of minerals and natural plant power, so the foundation will last all day and nourish your skin at the same time. With shades for all skin tones, you will be sure to stay looking polished and fresh all day long.

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January 30, 2016

Cheat Clean with Quest Bars

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By Lisa Gal

With more protein than your typical bar, the Double Chocolate Chunk Bar by Quest will make you feel like you are indulging instead of trying to eat healthy. Not only do these bars have no added sugar, they are junk free and gluten free and they taste great too! “Quest is the first truly low carb bar with no simple carbs. A perfect meal in your pocket!” Their best selling bar is like eating a spoonful of Chocolate Cookie Dough (aptly named) that you were forbidden to have when you were a kid. Food should taste as good as it is good for you. Hollywood Swag Bag is going to be helping some of the SAG nominees be comfortably full while they walk the red carpet tomorrow, by including Quest Bars and protein powder in their hotel room swag bags at the Four Seasons Hotel.

 

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January 30, 2016

Charge through Technology with GO PUCK

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By Lisa Gal

While portable chargers seem to be prolific these days, GO PUCK offers “Charge through technology”. This gives you the ability to charge your puck and recharge devices at the same time, I find myself in this predicament often. With standard and rapid charging, this lightweight pocket power is sure to go with you everywhere. “Designed for the Active Lifestyle, GO PUCK makes wearable, compact and durable power solutions for your mobile devices.” Change the way you charge. These hip charging pucks will be gifted in the Four Seasons Hotel Gift Bag to honor SAG Award Nominees and talent this weekend.

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