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Penfolds AJ Ojeda Pons Best Dressed SommPenfolds, Australia’s leading winemaker, and GQ, the leading men’s general-interest magazine, today announced the official winner of its U.S. Best Dressed Somm contest: A.J. Ojeda Pons from The Lambs Club in New York City.

Unveiled last evening at the Best Dressed Somm event in New York City at the Penfolds House, Ojeda Pons was crowned the U.S. Best Dressed Somm by the campaign’s esteemed panel of judges including ABC’s “The Taste” mentor, Marcus Samuelsson, GQ Executive Stylist, Brett Fahlgren, and Penfolds Chief Winemaker, Peter Gago.

“I am honored to accept the Best Dressed Somm award and am impressed by the collaboration between Penfolds and GQ,” said Ojeda Pons. “I’m inspired every day by fashion and to relate that to wine allows me to be the best at my craft. The attention to detail that is required to be a somm comes from the same standard of being well dressed and presented. Fashion is something I live daily, and just like wine, there is always something to look forward to.”

From September 3 – 24, Penfolds and GQ hosted an online social media contest encouraging sommeliers, known by today’s modern term “somms,” to submit their best dressed photo nominations on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #BestDressedSomm for a chance to win the coveted title. Ojeda Pons out-dressed top finalists Dane Campbell from Musket Room, Dominick Purnomo from Yono’s, Kyle Riddington from Piora, and Yannick Benjamin from University Club, showcasing his somm fashion superiority in the following areas:

“What we loved most about A.J. was that his look was effortlessly put together with a real sharp attention to detail,” said Brett Fahlgren,GQ’s Executive Stylist, Publishing. “He’s not afraid to take risks in his styling, and that was a quality the judges really admired.”

In addition to national publicity from the contest, Ojeda Pons will receive a coverage mention in a promotional listing in a future GQ print issue, as well as a private styling session with GQ‘s style expert, Brett Fahlgren.

“Last evening’s Best Dressed Somm event was the perfect way to conclude such an exciting campaign,” said DLynn Proctor, Penfolds U.S. Winemaking Ambassador. “Penfolds was proud to crown A.J. as our Best Dressed Somm winner, as well as host a wonderful affair with GQ at the Penfolds House that not only recognized this new age somm community, but also celebrated their individual styles.”

For more information on the Best Dressed Somm contest, as well as its official rules and regulations, please visitPenfolds.com/GQBestDressedSomm.

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Written By , on October 14, 2014

Teva and Woolrich Socks and Sandals

Just in time for the cooler temperatures of fall, Teva® (a division of Deckers Brands NYSE: DECK) announces their newest collaboration with Woolrich - a new take on a well- known look. Extending the time spent in the comfort of Teva sandals, Woolrich has paired wool-blend socks to complement the patterned webbing and colorways of the Original Universal. The limited package will be available starting mid-October.

“We continue to celebrate the versatility of our iconic silhouette. Like our consumers, the Original Collection comes to life through personalization. Unique collaborations help to expand the freedom that our brand encourages while proving that ‘fashion’ is subjective and can certainly be polarizing,” says Lorie Pointer, Director of Product and Design.

For those who might need some inspiration to help pull off the #SocksandSandals look, Teva has teamed with stylists Elizabeth Stewart& Kira Sheppard to provide some styling tips that can be found on Teva.com.

The Teva x Woolrich collaboration includes 2 style options for both men and women: a solid Teva sandal with a printed Woolrich sock and a patterned webbing sandal with a solid Woolrich sock. The sock and sandal combination will be sold – together – starting Oct. 14thfor $65 USD at select Urban Outfitter retail locations as well as online at Teva.com and Woolrich.com.

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Allure and SkinBetter announced the launch of a first-of-its-kind skin-care analysis tool. SkinBetter is a system that takes the guesswork out of skin care, using a proprietary algorithm that combines photographic analysis, consumer information, and the SkinBetter expert advisory board’s deep knowledge of product ingredients and quality to provide customized recommendations to consumers. A recent independent survey confirmed that 45 percent of women see dermatologists as having the ultimate expertise in beauty and that doctors’ advice affects consumers’ purchase decisions[1]. Together, SkinBetter andAllure are making dermatology more accessible to consumers.

“Most women are confused about their skin type and its needs,” says Linda Wells, editor in chief of Allure. “And when they shop for skin-care products, they’re overwhelmed by the excess of choice and the dearth of reliable guidance to make that choice. SkinBetter brings accuracy and expertise to finding products and taking care of your skin at home.”

The SkinBetter system works by analyzing a photo of a consumer’s skin to identify wrinkles, spots, redness, and future problem areas. The system will be available on skinbetter.com and allure.com and in the Apple App and Google Play stores. The consumer takes or uploads a photo then answers a brief questionnaire (developed by leading dermatologists and plastic surgeons). The photo is analyzed using patented technology developed by the world-renowned imaging engineers and scientists at Canfield Scientific and SkinBetter. SkinBetter’s proprietary algorithm takes the data, along with the self-reported skin history and concerns, and provides customized product recommendations that have been vetted by some of the country’s top dermatologists and plastic surgeons. Consumers will be able to shop by recommended product, skin concern, skin type, product type, or brand.

“SkinBetter is the first digital-analysis system that allows consumers to easily receive objective advice and direction about their skin. SkinBetter seeks to not only help consumers improve their skin but also become better educated about their overall skin health,” commented Jonah Shacknai, cofounder of SkinBetter. “We are delighted to be working with Allure, the most influential voice in beauty, to introduce this technology.”

Consumers will have access to robust content and industry-leading beauty expertise via the Skin 101 blog and the SkinBetter expert advisory board. These resources provide consumers with additional educational content, including dermatologists’ product picks for various skin conditions. The Skin101 blog, found on skinbetter.com, will contain expert reporting from the Allure and SkinBetter teams and useful information on achieving healthy skin.

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Parlux Fragrances ROGUE MAN by Rihanna


Rihanna will launch her first-ever fragrance for men, ROGUE MAN by Rihanna. ROGUE MAN by Rihanna has top notes comprised of fresh citrus, herbs, and spicy black pepper which offer a clean opening impression, the velvet floral blends, strong undertones of cedar wood, and the primal sensation of labdanum ignite the senses and linger warmly on skin.

Shot by legendary fashion photographer Mario Sorrenti, the ROGUE MAN by Rihanna ad campaign explores the rebellious and complex juxtaposition of attraction, sexuality and power. Rihanna was immediately attracted to feature model Daniel Ness for his raw sensuality and knew at first sight that he is the embodiment of the ROGUE MAN

“Building upon the marked success of her women’s fragrance line, we are thrilled to join Rihanna on her venture into the men’s fragrance category,” said Donald Loftus, President of Parlux, Ltd. “ROGUE MAN by Rihanna offers a new constituency of male consumers entrance into the bold world of Rihanna’s growing lifestyle brand.”

ROGUE MAN by Rihanna is available at Macys.com and select Macy’s nationwide.


TOP: Black Pepper, Rosemary, Clementine, Bergamot
MID: Jasmine, Cedar wood, Labdanum, Vanilla Orchid
DRY: Sandalwood, Musk, Patchouli, Amber, Tonka Bean


Evoking Rihanna’s signature bold attitude and sophisticated sex appeal, ROGUE MAN by Rihanna’s striking bottle design incorporates a geometric glass bottle complemented by an oversized and bold square black leather cap.

Eau de Toilette Spray 3.4 oz  / $69.00
Eau de Toilette Spray 1.0 oz / $39.00

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Written By , on October 9, 2014

Maggie Sottero Wedding Dress CollectionDesiree Hartsock, will join award-winning fashion designer,Maggie Sottero, at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City, October 11th, as her debut wedding dress collection hits the Bridal Fashion Week runway. Fiance, Chris Siegfried, will join Desiree at the Couture Show hosted by The Knot to celebrate the launch and be on hand to talk about the couple’s upcoming wedding plans.

“I’m simply ecstatic to see this dream come true,” Desiree announced as she reviewed her collection recently in Salt Lake City.  “The dresses reflect my personality – free spirited, but with a passion for glam, as seen in the soft, flowing fabrics and the Art Deco beadwork.  I haven’t decided yet whether my own wedding will be in a church or outdoor setting, but I love that the dresses in my collection are perfect for either and so are the dresses I’ve designed for myself.”

Although the Bridal Fashion Week showing of the Desiree Hartsock with Maggie Sottero collection won’t include a sneak peek of the ceremony and reception gowns Desiree will wear when she and Chris tie the knot in January, modified versions will be available for order from Authorized Maggie Sottero Retailers soon after Desiree wears the originals.

Desiree is a 2006 Fashion Design graduate of The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles.  She currently resides in Seattle, Washington.

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Fashion Group International® of Los Angeles (FGILA) announces its 6th annual “Meet the Designer & the Muse.” The event will take place on Wednesday, November 12, at Mr. C Hotel, 1224 Beverwil Drive, Beverly Hills,Los Angeles, CA.

Established in 2009, “Meet the Designer & the Muse,” showcases the best-of-the-best in Los Angeles’ design scene, including emerging talent, the cutting-edge, and the industry’s most celebrated veterans. The city’s designers walk the red carpet with their celebrity or model muses, dressed in their designs.

This year, FGILA is excited to announce the formation of a new Designer Committee made up of pillars of the Los Angeles design community. Acclaimed design-duo Lubov and Max Azria will serve as co-chairs of this year’s Committee.

Leanna Lewis, Regional Director of FGILA, states, “We are delighted to announce our sixth annual ‘Meet the Designer & the Muse,’ and formation of the designer committee led by Max and Lubov Azria. This event is a yearly celebration of Los Angeles’ elite design talent and innovative manufacturing industry, as well as an opportunity for the fashion community to gather together at the ever-fashionable Mr. C Hotel.”

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Written By , on October 8, 2014

Giuliana & Bill - Season 6
Cotton Incorporated welcomes Giuliana and Bill Rancic’s return to Cotton’s 24 Hour Runway Show. Hosting for the third time, the couple will be joined by E! News’ Jason Kennedy and TV host Michael Yo from “The Insider” on CBS. Additional hosts for the cotton fashion event are Miami entertainment journalist, Ellie Rodriguez, and Scott Evans, anchor/reporter for Channel One News. The entire show will be streamed live from South Beach, Miami, online for 24 hours, beginning Friday, November 7, at 8 p.m. EST, through Saturday, November 8 at 8 p.m. EST.
Cotton’s 24 Hour Runway Show, with media partner PEOPLE magazine, will celebrate “The Moments of Our Lives” with hourly themed “cotton moments.” The show will feature a unique cotton look every minute of the 24-hour event — for a total of 1,440 cotton looks. Since its inception in 2011, Bill and Giuliana Rancic have served as hosts to the world’s longest fashion show. Giuliana is a 2014 Daytime Emmy Award winner, E! News and Fashion Police host, and designer of her own HSN clothing line, G by Giuliana Rancic, which will be featured in the show. Bill and Giuliana star together in the E! reality show ‘Giuliana and Bill’. E! News co-host and Miami native Jason Kennedy will join the Hollywood power couple for the first time to host the fashion marathon.

“Bill and I are thrilled to return to beautiful South Beach to host Cotton’s 24 Hour Runway Show,” says Giuliana Rancic. “Between my busy travel and work schedule, staying on top of the latest fashion trends, and playing my most favorite role of all, mom to Duke, cotton is my go-to fabric — it is so versatile and works itself into all moments of my life.”

Michael Yo, former Miami resident, current stand-up comedian and national TV Host for CBS, and Channel One News anchor/reporter Scott Evans return as co-hosts of the event for the third time. New to this year’s host lineup is local Miami entertainment journalist, Ellie Rodriguez, who has hosted for Deco Drive, mun2 and Nuvo TV’s Model Latina.

With nearly 100 brands and designers providing looks for each ‘cotton moment,’ Cotton’s 24 Hour Runway Show is a testament to the enduring appeal and versatility of cotton. Viewers, both online and on-site, will be able to catch their favorite red carpet hosts and some of the most esteemed fashion icons in the industry. Nearly one million viewers tuned in to watch the show last year.

“We are excited to stage Cotton’s 24 Hour Runway Show for the third time in South Beach to share the experience with the world through multiple real-time streaming options,” says Marissa Barlin, co-director of the Cotton Incorporated Strategic Alliances Department. Cotton’s 24 Hour Runway Show will be streamed online LIVE on TheFabricOfOurLives.com, EOnline.com, PEOPLE.com, PeopleEnEspanol.com, InStyle.com, Entertainment Weekly’s EW.com, Essence.com, SouthernLiving.com and RealSimple.com.

“Cotton is such a versatile fashion ingredient that it works for any moment of the day and for any occasion; and the show, which features star-studded entertainment, celebrity hosts and musical performances, is the best illustration of how cotton is the fabric of our lives, 24 hours a day,” concludes Barlin.

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From elegantly understated to all-out glam, the Artistry® Little Black Dress Color Collection for Fall 2014 seamlessly transitions your look from daytime polish to nighttime party with sublime style. Inspired by the iconic fashion classic, the limited edition color collection includes three Artistry makeup products as the perfect prelude to the holiday season of celebrations.
“Fall 2014 is about chic versatile colors,” says Artistry Global Makeup Artist Rick DiCecca. “The Artistry® Little Black Dress Color Collection is so easy to use. Play your look up or down, mix and match. You really can’t make a mistake.”

Slip Into Sophistication
Luster, shimmer, matte – the Little Black Dress Eye Shadow Paletteis full of possibilities. Custom designed for the Artistry® brand, the black patent compact includes eight plum berry shadows and a dual-ended brush that blends eye shadow with one end and applies defining eyeliner with the other.

From smoky eye to cat eye, the Black Eyeliner Pencil creates looks that softly accentuate or boldly define the eyes. Creamy formula glides on easily and builds for intense impact.

Shape, brighten and define with the customizable Rose Diamond 3D Face Powder. From pink champagne to darker bronze, five shimmering shades create multiple effects on the face. Hues can be used alone or swirled together for an illuminated look on high points like atop cheekbones, above the eyebrows or just above the upper lip.

The Artistry Little Black Dress Color Collection


  • Pearl: Translucent, lustrous, glimmering white – shimmer
  • Candlelight: Medium dusty mauve – shimmer
  • Evening Out: Medium hazy steel gray – shimmer
  • Midnight: Medium satiny berry – luster
  • Little Black Dress: Deep classic black with sparkle – shimmer
  • Glamour: Deep dramatic plum – matte
  • Stiletto: Light pewter with metallic shimmer – luster
  • Sequin: Pale pearly pink – shimmer


  • Five hues, transitioning from pink champagne to dark bronze –shimmer

The Artistry® compact and applicator is sold separately.


The Little Black Dress collection will be available in the United States in October, 2014, while supplies last. Artistry® products are sold exclusively through a network of more than three million Amway distributors worldwide. Please visit Amway.com for more information or to locate a distributor.

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Artistry® is ranked among the top-five, largest-selling premium skincare brands in the world.* Founded in 1958 by an entrepreneurial husband and wife team, the Artistry® portfolio features advanced skincare developed with new technologies and proprietary plant ingredients, targeting both the biological and environmental signs of aging for men and women, along with classic and seasonal color collections for face, eyes and lips. Superb formulations reflect the global research, development and quality assurance conducted by a network of more than 900 scientists, and directed by a board of scientific and academic advisors – working together to push the boundaries of beauty forward. Artistry® products are sold through more than 3 million Amway distributors in more than 100 countries and territories worldwide. Go to Amway.com/Artistry.

Fall 2014 Trend Collection - Eye Pallette open

Fall 2014 Trend Collection – Eye Pallette open

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Written By , on October 8, 2014

Stuart Weitzman Baby Buggy


This fall, Stuart Weitzman teams up with Baby Buggy®, a non-profit organization founded byJessica Seinfeld dedicated to providing families in need with essential equipment, products, clothing, and services for their infants and children, to raise money for its cause with the launch of the Stuart Weitzman Baby Buggy® collection.

For a limited time starting early October, the Stuart Weitzman Baby Buggy Collection will be available exclusively on www.stuartweitzman.com and in Stuart Weitzman flagship boutiques in New York and Beverly Hills (5th Avenue and Rodeo Drive respectively). The collection, whose proceeds will benefit Baby Buggy, will include the following boot styles – each of which is named in honor of one of Seinfeld’s three children:

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Written By , on October 6, 2014

Yesterday, BOSS Parfums launched its new global campaign with the latest face of BOSS BOTTLED and Man of Today, Gerard Butler, at The Standard Hotel in New York. Simon Doonan, author, fashion commentator and Creative Ambassador-at-Large for Barneys New York, interviewed Gerard about the Man of Today campaign, his passion for success, distinctive style and personal grooming. Positive and provocative, the discussion focused on modern day masculinity and the conviction at the heart of the new BOSS BOTTLED campaign – the belief that today’s men are the best they have ever been.

Gerard explained “The Man of Today campaign is inspiring and encourages me to have focus, drive and compassion. I could really relate to the character and traits of the Man of Today.” He continued, “I pride myself on being focused and working hard. I’m dedicated but I also like to live my life in the moment, which is really important for the Man of Today. Being ambitious and striving for success in not only his career, but his whole life. He is multi-faceted and has many different interests, always giving back in some way. He’s chivalrous but also humorous.”

Dressed sharply in a two button grey Boss suit, Gerard also spoke about his longstanding relationship with the brand. “I’ve used BOSS BOTTLED for a longtime now and it is a timeless classic,” he said. “I love the fragrance and the smell. The scent is strong and unmistakably masculine, but also versatile. BOSS BOTTLED lends itself to different occasions, and allows me to feel different things. I can wear it during the day, at night or going to a sport. Like the ‘Man of Today’ it’s multi-faceted.”

Personifying strength, chivalry, charm and the complexity of modern times, Gerard Butler perfectly mirrors modern masculinity and embodies the values of BOSS BOTTLED. The global television ad was shot by renowned American film director Anthony Mandler, with the print and PR images captured by famed American photographer Cliff Watts. The campaign highlights the path of the Man of Today and the values by which he lives his successful life.

BOSS BOTTLED – Over 15 Years of Success

Dynamic and timeless, the BOSS BOTTLED fragrance has been guiding men to success for more than 15 years. A strong, respected pillar of long-lasting success since its launch in 1998, BOSS BOTTLED has continually responded to and epitomized contemporary manhood with its elegant, spicy accords and timeless flacon design.

With its complex structure, BOSS BOTTLED is as versatile and rich in contrasts as the Man of Today is. The fragrance has achieved what only very few fragrances can – status as a timeless classic. Years of heritage and success convey a sense of truthfulness and dependability that is of high value in today’s fast-paced world. The subtle composition of extraordinary ingredients, which are still contemporary masculine notes today, and the addition of vanilla, traditionally an ingredient in female fragrances, was regarded as revolutionary at launch. The fragrance remains a trendsetter in male perfumery today.

Sharp with a warm woody base, BOSS BOTTLED is an unmistakably masculine scent for today’s man. Fruity and citrus top notes of apple, lemon and plum, balance with a floral and spicy heart, dominated by geranium, with the added spice of cinnamon and clove. Warming base notes of sandalwood, vetiver and cedarwood are offset by vanilla. Much like the Man of Today adds a perfectly tailored suit to cement his groomed look, the vanilla refines the fragrance, creating a sophisticated wrapping around the remaining ingredients. The contrast of the masculine spicy wood notes and the unconventional fruity vanilla notes intrigues, but never goes off balance. The result is a fragrance which remains as contemporary and relevant today as it was at launch – BOSS BOTTLED has truly stood the test of time, becoming an established part of the Man of Today’s daily routine.


The clean, sleek design of the glass flacon represents the classic BOSS ideals of elegance and style; much like a striking suit, the flacon is a truly captivating shape. It has been designed to be uncompromisingly masculine with clear forms, distinct lines, and without any need for unnecessary decoration. Its refined simplicity is the embodiment of sophisticated understatement and functional elegance. BOSS BOTTLED is a timeless classic, for men in the past and the Man of Today.BOSS Parfums BOSS BOTTLED Campaign

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