Tutti Bambini – The Ultimate Upscale Baby Destination

The goal of the event was to expose couples planning to conceive, expecting moms and parents to services and products available to assist them in the wonderful journey of parenthood in a unique and exclusive way.

This first-of-its kind upscale event was held at the Coral Gables Country Club on Sunday, January 19, 2014 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

This premier event showcased a unique collection of national luxury brands and local trend-setting vendors in an intimate setting allowing attendees to receive personal attention.

Some of the highlights of the event were:

  • Lecture and appearance of celebrities and talk show hosts, Bill Rancic & Jenny McCarthy
  • A Speakers’ Room with informational seminars presented by experts in their field and celebrity Jamie Grayson, the Baby Guy
  • A Gentlemen’s Lounge with a big screen TV for dads to enjoy Sunday football, as well as cigars, snacks and craft beers
  • A stroller test track that will allow guests to take strollers for a spin to compare the push and pull performance of each stroller
  • The event was divided in three areas: parents planning to conceive, moms-to-be and parents in a unique set up that will take them through the wonderful journey of parenthood.

BILL RANCIC

Jenny McCarthy

CBS’s Lisette Gonzalez

Fashion Designer, Alex Hamdan

For more information on Tutti Bambini, please click HERE

A special thanks to Anais Benoudiz Photograpy

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Unite4:Good – Inspire, Empower, Share Love!

January 20, 2014 marked a momentous day for kindness, empathy, and unite4:good, as it was when the Day of Unity launched in Miami. During the day, 25 charitable organizations and 7,600 people in the Miami community celebrities, influencers and local heroes alike turned out to pay-it-forward to the beautiful city. From cheering unite4:good as it walked in the Martin Luther King Jr. 37th Annual Parade, to volunteering to read to children during the Amigos for Kids program, to painting murals at Dorsey Park, people were driven to making a difference. But this impact was not only felt locally, but nationally as several news outlets covered the events and highlighted some of the causes such as the Joshua’s Heart Foundation feeding 800 Miami families. These were truly heart-warming and amazing sights to see.

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Once the daily festivities were over, we capped off the night in a grand fashion. A sea of humanitarians walked down a red carpet at the Ice Palace where DJ Saint Chill was performing. As they entered, the attendees were greeted by the emcee Enrique Santos and Co-Host MarlyQ. Afterward it was time for Miami On Beat, DJ Saint Chill and Cam Anthony to hit the stage.

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Once Cam Anthony performed the last song it was time to honor local heroes of Miami with awards. We were pleased to recognize Estrella Sibila (Innovation Award), Pamela Silva Conde (Legacy Award — Media), Dr. Beverly Dalrymple (Legacy Award — Academia), Norie del Valle (Legacy Award — Non-Profit), Kanaly Almodovar (Youth Leadership Award), James Echols and Annette Piekart (Arts & Culture Award). With all the awards given out, it was the moment the audience was waiting for — Flo Rida. Flo Rida came out to perform an incredible one-hour set.

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When all was said and done, the profound effect these 24-hours had on creating positive action are best illustrated in the 20,000+ acts of kindness performed and over 60 million impressions generated from media coverage!

For more information on unite4:good, please click HERE

LIVE the LIFE at Costa Hollywood Condo Resort in Hollywood Beach, Florida

Costa Hollywood Condo Resort by developers Moses Bensusan and Michael Capponi is located at 777 North Ocean Drive Hollywood Beach, Florida. The 6-story Hotel-Condominium broke ground in 2013, with an expected completion date on the first quarter of 2015. The entire project consists of 307 fully furnished turnkey “smart units”, available in studios, and one, two and three bedroom configurations. There are a total of seven different floor plans ranging from 366 square feet to 1,500 square feet. The facility will contain 5 restaurants, retail spaces and parking.

Living at Costa Hollywood affords its residents the convenience of city-like homes, amongst beautiful beachside landscapes on the Atlantic Ocean. Additionally, residences will have access to the Hollywood Beach Boardwalk with its many attractions including restaurants, bicycle shops, ice cream parlors and other amusements.
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The Sales Center is located at 201 N Ocean Drive, Hollywood Beach, Florida. Make sure to stop by and ask for Sales Associate, Norma Campos or you can make an appointment by contacting Norma at norma@costahollywood.com or (281) 794-5582 
Here’s an image of the lovely Norma so you can put a face to her name 😉
For more information on Costa Hollywood, please click HERE

Queen of Innovation: Jewelry and Handbag Designer, Sylvia Toledano

Sylvia Toledano has created a collection of bags and jewelry of worldwide acclaim. A true collector at heart, Sylvia creates limited series that are sensual while maintaining a playful undertone.

C’est Magnifique!!!

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Interview with the Queen of Innovation, Sylvia Toledano

Q. When did the Sylvia Toledano Collection unveil?

A. It all began in 2008. Before, I was a painter. I would say that my creations are the logical continuation of my art:  the starting point is the drawing. Then, normally, you paint on the canvas, but I wanted to experience a new artistic adventure by playing with Austrian crystals. Those little bags became my new canvas and the crystals, my new pallet of colors and lights. In 2012, I started my jewelry collection, influenced by my experience in the famous Parisian auction house Drouot. I fell in love with vintage jewelry designers very early, Claude Lalanne, Coco Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Tony Duquette … There’s something mystical and magical about their jewels, and I am very attracted by what surrounded gemstones, they have a kind of good vibration, a communicative strength. I wanted to actualize those pieces for feminine, smart, and active women. And so I created my own collection!

Q. What is your design philosophy?

A. The clutches and the jewels I design are handmade. I create it as I would create a piece of art, I want them to be meaningful and spiritual. They are like charms or talismans, they give you luck, strenght, happiness… It’s really personal.

Q. Tell me about your collaboration with Guerlain?

A. Guerlain’s philosophy is really close to mine. I think that’s why they noticed a collaboration I made with Le Printemps (Paris). And then they contacted me and asked me to adorn with jewels Le Flacon d’Exception Shalimar dedicated to worldwide collectors. Everything went very naturally. I like the legend of Shalimar, that’s feminine, romantic, epic, it makes sense to me, it inspires me. Not to forget that the flask curves are so sensual… Working on it has been a real pleasure!

Q. What is your number one challenge as a designer?

A. I want to keep working with passion. I couldn’t create without doing what Iove.

Q. Any words of encouragement for emerging young design talent?

A. Be yourself! Feel free to do what you love. To be a good designer is not about being in fashion, it’s about “making” fashion. There’s always something new to do. One doesn’t have to fear the infinity of the imagination.

For more information on Sylvia Toledano, please visit, sylviatoledano.com

SUPERMODEL DOUTZEN KROES & VICTORIA’S SECRET SPORT 2014

Victoria’s Secret knows a woman’s body! It was only fitting for them to ask Supermodel Doutzen Kroes to be their spokesperson for Victoria’s Secret Sport 2014. Everything you love about Victoria’s Secret lingerie is now available in their sports line. Todo lo que amas de Victoria’s Secret, ahora también está disponible en sostenes deportivos, y en todas las tiendas Victoria’s Secret!Victoria’s Secret conoce el cuerpo de la mujer mejor que cualquier otro, así que tienen exactamente lo que necesitas para hacer ejercicio.

Courtesy of Victoria’s Secret

Interview with Doutzen Kroes

How did you get first started with Victoria’s Secret? I started with Victoria’s Secret shortly after I began working with DNA Model Management in NYC, and I was asked to attend a casting at Victoria’s Secret’s offices.

What else are you working on besides modeling? Aside from modeling, I’m a wife and mother–which is fun, amazing and exhausting! I’m also an ambassador for Dance for Life, which is a charity based in Holland, that raises awareness about HIV and AIDS among young people, and has partnered with schools across

What/where was your favorite modeling shoot and why? Wow, tough question mainly because I’ve been part of so many incredible shoots. Two that spring to mind is the Pirelli calendar shoot with Patrick Demarchelier in China. To work with Patrick was amazing and I had never been to China before, so I brought my sister with me and after the shoot, we stayed for a few days and traveled which was just incredible. The second shoot, was shooting my first Italian Vogue cover with Steven Meisel.

How do you stay Healthy? I eat healthy and I stay active—mostly chasing my son around!

What is your favorite workout? I do a workout called Ballet Beautiful–it’s based on dancer training and is a tough and fun workout. And I love to workout with my trainer, who always mixes up the sessions with jump rope and boxing.

Least favorite workout and why? Probably yoga…I know it’s very calming,  but I love a workout that is fast and loud and has a Beyonce soundtrack!

What is your guilty pleasure foodwise? Chocolate…

How much sleep do you get a night? Possibly 5 1/2 to 6 hours of sleep per night…but never more than that..unfortunately!

What is a typical day like for you? I don’t think I ever have a “typical” day. When I work, I’m out of the house before my son wakes up, and if my husband is in town, it’s such a rare treat, that we’ll plan a family day. I always make time to work out, and I LOVE cooking for my fellas (my husband and son)…but I will say the most consistent thing I do on a daily basis is make breakfast for my son, take him to school, check in via email, the phone or text with my family and agents, and make the time to spend with my husband and son.

I see your son is going to be 3 –  What kind of fun things is he up to now? You mean, what is he NOT up to now? He loves his bike, and he loves it when my husband records or plays music–he’s pretty obsessed with every technological device we have. And he’s becoming such a little actor—-making me and my husband laugh, is one of his big things these days.

Your birthday is coming up also? What are your plans? Do u and your son celebrate together? It is!! I’m not sure what my birthday plans are–I love making a big deal out of other’s birthdays, but not my own, so my husband and I will probably spend a lot of energy planning Phyllon’s big day.

What is something you want readers to know about you? It’s interesting because I don’t see myself as someone that people would be interested in…I’m very lucky, that I’ve been able to build a career as a model, and I think the most important role I have is to be a positive

Who is your favorite model and why?  I wouldn’t say I have a ‘favorite’ model mainly because I’ve had the good fortune of working with so many great ladies many of whom are good friends.  I do have a great deal of admiration for the models who are juggling careers with motherhood, as well as so many who use their celebrity to raise awareness and funds for charities and social causes.

Who is your inspiration and why? Definitely my family. It wasn’t until I met my husband and we had our son, that I realized how important it is to be focused on something other than your own happiness.
What is your dream project? To be Bond Girl…but I’m not sure if I want to be a villain or the love interest

How many pieces are in your underwear drawer? Must be a lot!  I have tons and tons of underwear..there’s thongs, boy shorts, granny panties..you name it 🙂

Behind the Scenes images courtesy of Anais Benoudiz Photography http://www.anaisbenoudiz.com

Werk it like Doutzen! Get inspired with these videos!!! Click and they will download on your computer

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NEW/NUEVO y MEJORADO Incredible Sport Bra, $49.50
Incredibly comfortable and sexy. Look amazing and feel inspired while working out! Un sostén con aros acolchonado y de espalda cruzada para un máximo soporte.  Comodidad para correr, boxear y para ejercicios de alta intensidad.
NEW/NUEVO Knockout Front-close Sport Bra, $54.50
Enjoy the easy front closure of this ultra comfortable sports bra that will be sure to become one of your favorite “go-to” items. Un anticipo de uno de nuestro nuevos sostenes sport con la cerradura adelante! Ofrece máximo soporte con una cerradura doble adelante.  Tiene una banda elástica extremadamente ligera que ofrece comodidad y movimiento, y tirantes acolchonados ajustables.
Available at select / Disponible en tiendas selectas y en VictoriasSecret.com

Team Work! Videographer, Hugo Meneses; hugomenlei@hotmail.com Photographer, Anais Benoudiz http://www.anaisbenoudiz.com

A special thanks to my amazing team! Stay tuned for the Behind the Scenes video and my in depth interview with Doutzen in the February issue of Luxe Magazine MX. For now, please enjoy the January issue:  http://issuu.com/luxemx

Hair Guru, Aviva Perea dishes on Latin Actress, Zoe Saldana’s hair “do” at the Golden Globes 2014

Zoe Saldana was one of the leading ladies at the 71st annual Golden Globes Awards. 

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Hair Stylist, AVIVA PEREA is one of Hollywood’s top hair gurus. She shares her inspiration and, “how-to” steps so fabulous ladies all around the world can replicate Zoe Saldana’s stunning style!

Get Zoe’s Look: Here’s the breakdown by HAIR STYLIST: AVIVA PEREA

 

INSPIRATION: Zoe’s Prabal Gurung dress was so beautiful and intricate that we wanted to do something that was sleek, elegant, and timeless.  On these award days the hair style really has to hold up under lights, in different temperatures, and for many hours and location changes so when the look is sleek it’s so important to make sure that the products can keep the hair smooth and keep the humidity out!

STEP 1: Starting with wet hair, apply L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle Sleek It Frizz Vanisher Cream ($4.99) on the bottom 2 inches of hair.

STEP 2: For the blow-out, spray the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle Boost it Blow Out Heatspray ($4.99) on the 1-2″ of hair closest to the roots; From that length down to the ends, spray L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle Sleek It Iron Straight Heatspray ($4.99). It’s the perfect combination for THE perfect blowout; The Boost It gives amazing lift and the Sleek It kicks any amount of frizz to the curb!

STEP 3:  Once Zoe’s hair was blown out, starting at the nape of her neck and working up to the top, take 1″ sections of hair and spray the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle Sleek It Iron Straight Heatspray and run flat iron down (the spray protects on heat up to 450 degrees)!

STEP 4: Once hair is shiny and sleek, gather it together and smooth it with a flat mixed bristle brush into an ear level ponytail;  Then slowly twist it into an elegant chignon and secured with a mix of bobby pins and hair pins.  Aviva then attached a stunning Lorraine Schwartz piece of jewelry to the right side of the bun

STEP 5: To secure the bun, Aviva sprayed L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle Lock It Weather Control Hairspray ($4.99) onto a clean disposable mascara wand and gently combed down any flyaways for a super polished look; This is the perfect humidity armor to secure the look

STEP 6: To complete the look, spray the entire look with L’Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Volume Hairspray ($14.99);  This is the perfect way to seal  in the look while giving it brushable hold and a beautiful light shine.

L’ORÉAL PARIS*All products are available at LOrealParisUSA.com and at mass market retailers nationwide

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Golden Globes 2014 – Beauty Tips by Latina Cover Girl, Sofia Vergara

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On January 12, 2014 COVERGIRL Sofia Vergara looked gorgeous on the Golden Globes red carpet! She wore a voluminous black dress by Zac Posen and a stunning statement necklace by Lorraine Schwartz. The Modern Family actress was one of the night’s best overall looks, including Best Dressed.  The following is a breakdown of the bombshell’s beauty look from her own perspective!  Sofia shares her makeup tips for the big award show night and the COVERGIRL products used to help create her red-carpet look. Hashtag: #bombshelling #goldenglobes

Sofia Vergara Dishes about her Golden Globes Look!

Step-by-step Glam quotes:

“For this year’s Golden Globes, I really wanted to do something different. I wear makeup every day – I wouldn’t think about leaving the house without it! – but of course it’s such a big night, and everyone is taking pictures so I have to look good! With my dress so elegant and my necklace so bold (and heavy!), I wanted to keep my hair and makeup simple and classic.

1. To start off with a good base that would last all night, I started with COVERGIRL truBLEND Foundation in M6 which is super lightweight and blendable.

2. On top, a light dusting of powder to set the look and a bit of rosy color for the apples of my cheeks with Clean Glow Blush in Roses.

3. My dress and jewels were the center of attention, so I had to balance my hair and makeup. For me, a really glamorous evening look starts with the eyes. I love the drama of a cat eye – tonight I went with brown liner as opposed to black with Bombshell Liner in Chocolate Kiss to create the look.

4.  I then used Bombshell Shine Shadow in Gold Goddess to give my eyes a little sparkle.

5. As always, I LOVE big lashes so I used Bombshell Volume Mascara on my top and bottom lashes to add volume and intensity. (aka #bombshelling)

6. For me, lipstick is a must – I feel naked without it. I wish I could just wear a nude shade, but it’s not me – I need color. I went with a bold red with LipPerfection Lip Color in Flame.

7.       Oh I also always keep a gloss in my purse for touch-ups!

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