Thursday, October 30, 2014

#ASnowAffair #USSkiTeam,#SNOWMagazine #BomberSki#PatronEvents

US SKI TEAM benefit…funding USA's Alpine, Freestyle, Nordic and Snowboarding teams
October 29th, 2014-NYC

Sponsors-Snow Magazine-and  Bogner Apparel, Leisure Society Sunglasses
A fab penthouse Fifth Ave. locale-hosted a silent and lively live auction-with proceeds funding the US SKI TEAM
USA Olympian US SKI team skier Tommy Moe, Scenario Photography's rep and Ski Legend

Supporters were more than happy to document the occasion-generating a whole lot of self expression...

Beyond fun…sponsor PATRON Tequila did more than just serve up libations-they sponsored the Scenario Photography winter wonderland -set-up that gave attendees a chance to creatively make their own snow angels, pics taken overhead by a camera, ably directed-props appropriate! INCLUDED-a personal touch by humans- hair dryer finishes to rid all of those flakes.
BOMBER SKIs-the official supplier of the US and Canadian teams-unveiled their latest collabs with the foundations of  NYC's mega-talented artists Keith Haring and Jean Michel Basquiat-both - whom- we are pretty sure did not ski but blessed the planet with their creative visuals.
two on the left-BOMBER SKIs and Keith Haring
BOMBER SKI unveiled their Stars and Stripes Skis designed in collab with the US SKI Team. NOTE-Bindings are Bomber Skis also-brand new too.

Bomber Ski -Jean Michel Basquiat
Mini me Bomber Ski-Keith Haring Foundation

Painting on the walls-live during the event, artists Domingo Zapata, Ellis Gallagher, and Luke Kendall…all drew inspiration from the bold graphics of Bomber skis…for the magnificent works of art-later auctioned off to benefit the US SKI team.

@Ellis Gallagher-inspired by this Bomber Ski-Keith Haring skis

Luke Kendall…with an assist...
BOGNER ski and après-ski apparel-showed off flawless fusions of fashion performance wear…techy separates -made from top of the line fabrics-in silhouettes that flatter anyone-on or off the slopes!

stretch ski pants- originally invented by Bogner family-and it is still a family owned company!
core is kept warmth via down insulation in a DWR ripstop nylon--four way stretch side back panels-reflective pops...

moto ski-love the colors
features-like ski pass pockets...
like how this jacket has built in layer-

denim print on a technical pant
Fire and Ice Collection

Bogner helmets-goggles...

CoolMax moisture wicking lining…key to comfort on Spring ski days
most coveted-leather winter weather jacket---gorgeous

Leisure Society Sunglasses

Celebrity Chef Peter Callahan served up light bites---all devoured in a NY minute!
Bern Helmet and an empty bottle of thirst quenching sponsor Radeberger Pilsner-decorate  sponsor St. Regis Deer Valley Resort display
Other sponsors:

SPIRITS from The Macallan, Patron Tequila, Ultimat Vodka, RdV Vineyards & Landmark VineyardsRadeberger Pilsner, 

Majestic Heli Ski- a well known outfit in Alaska providing luxury heli ski trips in the Chugach and Talkeetna Mountains, 

...and Sentient Jets-the world’s largest provider of private jet travel and experiences-(presenting the 25 Hour Card a great holiday gift), 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Urbanears X Marc by Marc Jacobs,Berlin Boombox X Tribe NYC

New York City is inspiring the personal audio world with design collaborationsthe new Urbanears -Marc by Marc Jacobs Humlan and Kransen headphones- in textures and color waves inspired by Berries, the Ocean and Oil...

...and the super fun BERLIN BOOMBOX x TRIBE NYC boom box…with the collective New York Hip Hop crew celebrates the new YO! MTV RAPS BOOMBOX-which takes us back to our youthful days- without all the crime!!!!

Love the graphics-by BERLIN BOOMBOX designer Axel Pfaender  that perfectly captures the original visual vibes of the legendary MTV show (1988-1995).

About Berlin Boombox
This sound system is different! The Berlin-based designer and illustrator Axel Pfaender has combined his love of music and design and brought a cool sound system of cardboard on the market. The unusual design of products combines the style of the old school boombox from the 80s with the technology of today. The Berlin Boombox is supplied as a kit ---- and is put together in a jiffy. For assembling neither knowledge nor tools is necessary, it's fun and only takes a few minutes. Then the smartphone or MP3 player is connected and ready to go.

More information on:
About Tribe NYC
Tribe NYC is a talented group from New York did embraces the culture, art and fashion of the late 80's and early 90's like no other group we've met. They dance, sing They, the model, They act, they love Reebok ... And They do it all with the most positive of attitudes and genuinely. This is straight from Their site "we are not afraid to be individuals" #MeetTheTribe 

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

PELLEVÉ/PelleFirm™:Skin Tightening+No Pain

Some non-invasive treatments-are growing in popularity- for good reasons. 'They' can work when done correctly, don't require much time commitment ('cause who has any?), are not painful-or as painful as invasive procedures, require little if any downtime (i.e. hiding)…and can provide lasting results that'll be noticeable -a bit in the present-and maybe more so in the future, typically 3-6 months from what procedures we have reviewed in the past.

PELLEVÉ-a device- that precisely delivers radio-frequency waves that (we are quoting here) "...induces collagen denaturation and collagen contraction. Protein stimulation causes new collagen formation and production in the dermis which also results in epidermal tightening. Existing bands of collagen tighten in subcutaneous fat, creating a superficial tightening of the epidermis." one of our favs…we have reviewed it prior- and what we felt then, still stands (review).

Now- 15 months later, two new large diameter hand pieces for the body-that we thought looked (and felt) like a massager -a good thing -is able to deliver the correct amount of heat to the targeted area of skin  -for us, our upper arms-to achieve a tightening effect---similar to what Pellevé achieved for our eye area.

Dubbed PelleFirm-a body treatment system that is powered by Pellevé's S5 RF Generator…we got to try this out at the office of Dr. Z.Paul Lorenc MD, FACS…with our treatment administered by the knowledgeable pro Clarissa.

Like other non-invasive procedures-we strongly feel it is vital to go to a very experienced individual for any kind of radio frequency, ultrasound or laser treatments-as these are, after all not at home devices ...and require experience and smarts-in order to read correctly-in Pellevé/PelleFirm's case-the monitor measuring the skin's temperature-with the epidermis- needing to get toasty (not painfully either)- in a matter of speaking-to a certain temperature-up to around 45 Celsius.

Experienced administrators get it right in terms of number of passes on an area- too…which means that the treatment will be done correctly the first time. After all, how frustrating to pay for something that is proven to be effective-for seemingly everyone but you-because the applicator wielder lacked know-how/experience.

The treatment for our arms took about 20-30 minutes total-beginning with a grounding patch (about the size of a large large band aid), placed on our back…whereupon we laid down on a super comfy snooze inducing reclining chair.

The targeted area, from the elbows up to the armpits on the inner sides, and then a bit higher up-on the outer arms…typically starts to sag a bit or a lot for women, irrespective of how many Marine style push-ups one can do. It is just part of aging…-and since we do Ironman triathlons plus lift weights, we can vouch for having little body fat-but still could use some lifting-ideally head to toe-ha ha, where's that PelleFirm applicator (hopefully in the works!!!).

The treatment feels like a deep warm massage- and practitioners can adjust the heat levels to comply with individual heat comfort zones.

Then, lucky us, we also got a Pelléve treatment too (a smaller hand applicator) around our eyes-an area that is def. holding onto the goggle imprints a lot longer these days. And bothers us.

SO-we will keep tabs on our upper arms…for results of tightening.

SIMILAR to Pellevé- 1-4 treatments, ARE recommended- a week-up to a month apart-with the skin tightening-gradually noticeable- improving over a three month period.

Judging by before and after pictures…other areas that can improve with PelleFirm include the abdomen (guy/bride alert here), thighs, butts, etc. Also noted, cellulite in the pictures- was visibly reduced in the body areas treated, at least temporarily-which makes sense to us, given how there are other Radio Frequency treatments that target cellulite too.

For our fragile eye area-we saw an improvement right away…as Pellevé has a noticeable effect, we felt, similar to a lymphatic massage treatment. After the Pellevé treatment -which took about 5-8 minutes, we looked like we got another 2 hours of sleep (at least) and the puffiness which typically partially sweats away after a looong run…was gone.

IMO: if one has a night out -Red Carpet walk---Pellevé and/or PelleFirm are effective non-invasive treatments for subtle lifting (or that well rested look) NOW. No swelling or bruising, no special care needed before or after…no big time commitment needed either.

PLUS: three months or so LATER, the treated area of skin will firm up some more, note not as dramatically as plastic surgery-of course ---and one still ages, but there will be an improvement. WIN WIN.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Limited Edt x New 577-New Balance



The sneaker store Limited Edt Vault of Singapore has once again teamed up with New Balance to give the 577 a new look and started their collaboration in 2008 trilogy to crown. 

As a tribute to the original color of the very first Limited Edt Vault Shops in Queensway Classic silhouette balance appears in a Royal Blue / gray combination that has been accented with details in bright orange. In the upper of the Limited Edt x New 577 -different Premium Nubuck in combination with 3M ™ reflective material.

Plus: quality seal "Made in England" and the M577LEV -a lot of handmade superior craftsmanship - manufactured in New Balance's factory in Flimby -Cumbria - UK. 

The Limited Edt x New Balance 577 comes with 3 pairs of laces plus Shoebag.

IMO: Knick fans-take note---your team colors…though the Queensway's interior color scheme did the inspiring.

(In our inbox)…

PS: Really limited edition-in the USA available (copied from list global launch retailers on:
USBurn Rubber