Just when you thought customization had gone far enough, you are surprised by it’s creativity. Now you can buy a bike that matches your nail polish. All we can now think about is how Instagram worthy this wonderful site is: you’re riding your bike through the crisp autumn scene and your deep red fall trend nail color is matching the grasp you have over the handle bars on your bike.
Bauty brand Face Stockholm has released the products from their latest collaboration. Face Stockholm For Skeppshult Special Edition Bicycle, $1,785, available at Face Stockholm. These bikes are not typically cheap but they are just so pretty!
In case you were wondering what your fav celebs were for Halloween this season! Below are just a few to attend the, “Dia De Los Muertos” Halloween bash hosted by Casamigos Tequila at the home of co-founder Mike Meldman alongside signature sponsor Caliche . Guests partied in an environment featuring custom painted skulls, gravestones, a photo-booth with oversize skull backdrop and shrines honoring the dead. Decor elements were influenced by Casamigos and Caliche co-founder, Rande Gerber.
Rande Gerber and Cindy Crawford
Casamigos Tequila is a small batch, ultra-premium tequila made from the finest, hand-selected, 100% Blue Weber agaves, which are grown in the rich red clay soil and cool climate of the Jalisco Highlands of Mexico. To give our tequila its unique flavor and ensure the finest quality, we use old-style copper-lined pot stills for distillation. The water we use is naturally filtrated from our wells, purified and distilled to ensure no change in the tequila profile. Our Blanco is aged two months, while our Reposado is aged seven months in the finest American oak barrels, all of which are carefully selected and reconditioned after originally being used for premium-aged whiskey.
Caliche Rum was launched by Nightlife Entrepreneur Rande Gerber and 2012 Master Distiller of the Year, Roberto Serrallés, in Los Angeles on March 1st 2012. Rande and Roberto created the best rum by doing what has never been done before. Caliche Rum is distilled 5 times and is a blend of 3,4,5 year rums and aged-Solera rum. The Solera rum gives Caliche depth and character, which makes it a unique blend. We intentionally slow blend Caliche for the smoothest possible finish. The rum is aromatic and appealing to all senses. It blends well with standard mixers including: coke, soda water, coconut water; classic rum cocktails and artisanal drinks because of its flavor profile. The Serrallés Family has over 148 years of rum making tradition and produces 65% of the rum in the land of rum, Puerto Rico, as well as being the greenest distillery in the Caribbean. The focus markets for 2013 include NY, CA, Miami, and IL. It is available in 50 states and Puerto Rico and expanding its international footprint very soon.
Labor Day Weekend took us to the sunny (and we mean sunny), scorching 110 degrees desert of Palm Springs, for the #EndlessSummerParty at the Saguaro Hotel! We had the pleasure of being accompanied by DELLA, Jarritos, and Prospect Threads for a weekend full of frolicking by the pool, after parties, and brunch with bottomless mimosas!
Last week called hundreds of trendy people with fabulous brands to the naughty Sin City, for the Liberty Fairs Trade Show! We had the pleasure of accompanying Joyrich and their fab crew to host the Official Trade Show Party with Liberty Fairs, hosted by Dawn Richards, at The Act – Venetian Las Vegas Casino and Resort!
The most exciting time for fashion is fall. It is a time where everyone revamps their wardrobe and reaches for levels of innovation not yet met. From couture designers trying to impress the ‘seen it all’ bloggers and fashion icons, to high school survivors trying to upgrade their closets from the year before, Teen Vogue takes advantage of this opportunity to share a snippet of their top trend forecasts for the fall season.
On August 10th, Nordstrom hosted an event at The Grove in Los Angeles, with Teen Vogue who partnered with Collection B Jackets. Four looks were based on the “Street Smart” trend and the other four were named “Little Darlings.” Freelance editor Michelle Meyer hosted the show and walked the audience through the magic that was happening in the mind of Teen Vogue forecasters.
Street Smarts denote that an individual is knowledgeable on how to handle oneself in the world. Dressing the part is not any different. The looks were edgy, grungy and rough around the edges. As I modeled for the event, my outfit started with sweet gray, ombre-printed leggings with a white sweater and a gray leather Collection B Jacket. The look was pulled together nicely and surely sparked an interest in a few girls in the audience to find an outfit inspired by mine.
“Little Darlings” was a trend that showcased a more lady-like look in relation to “Street Smart.” Behind the hard exterior some girls can build up, there is a soft and feminine aesthetic to us when we open up to you. My second look was all about the layers. Black leggings, a printed floral dress, cropped sweater and a red Collection B Jacket. It was girly enough to make the boys wink, but the red leather jacket said, “You can look, but you definitely can’t touch.”
The day was filled with raffle winners having the opportunity to be styled by Meyer, a special guest performance by the new upcoming boy band, After Romeo, and a stylist workshop hosted by blogger Mod Fox. Stepping outside of Nordstrom, consumers and fans had a great time in the grass receiving free mani’s, ice cream and a makeup makeover. The day was definitely packed with fun and excitement. Teen Vogue hopes that you are more than excited to start the school year and are able to open your closet on the first day of school and say, “I have so much to wear!”
American singer, songwriter, dancer, choreographer, former American Idol judge, and everyone’s favorite Paula Abdul celebrated her 51st birthday at Aventine Hollywood with hosted by provided by Malibu RED.
Birthdays are but feathers in the broad wings of time.
Paula’s very special celebration was a night full of beautiful memories in the making-surrounded by those nearest and dearest to her.
One Malibu Red ‘Strawberry Field’ after another leading the joyful guests to a dance floor strictly for dancing, shaking, twisting, and a little bit of tapping, the night was one to be remembered.
Sono Studios Pops Off A Night of Music & Art
w/ Special Guest Future.
Last night Hennessy V.S partnered with Complex Mag at Sonos Studios in LA for A Night of Music & Art with guest performer Future. A line flooded the streets of La Brea for the Hennessy V.S sponsored event. The night was full of excitement as guests sipped on Hennessy V.S specialty mixed drinks, live art by Robert Raimon Roy, and vibes by DJ PASE ROCK. Future, with his highly anticipated forthcoming album Future Hendrix, took to the stage and had the packed studio singing and bobbing to hits. “Same Damn Time,” “Karate Chop,” “Bugatti,” and “Love Song” had the room singing along. A handful of celebrities made it out for the “Very Special” evening such as Karrueche & Christina Milian.
W Hotel Hollywood Kicked Off it’s next Installment of ‘Symmetry Live’ Hosted by Michaelangelo L’Acqua
Michaelangelo L’Acqua, Global Music Director of W Hotels Worldwide, was formally the music director of high fashion labels Gucci & Yves Saint Laurent. He also had a collaboration with Tom Ford, producing fashion shows & events across Milan, Paris & Berlin.
Tuesday April 16th W Hotels Worldwide & International Music Summit (IMS) kicked off IMS Engage with the next installment of their music series, ‘Symmetry Live.’ The event was hosted at W Hotel Hollywood by internationally acclaimed music lifestyle curator, Michaelangelo L’acqua, with a special acoustic performance by UK sensation Foxes. There were notable appearances by Jessica Lowndes (90210), Michael Steger (90210), Perrey Reeves (Entourage), Pete Tong (DJ); Brendan Fallis (DJ), Hannah Bronfman (Entrepreneur/DJ), Ryan Eggold (90210), Sabrina Antoinette (CBE) and more. We had a chance to catch Michaelangelo before the party started to chat about music, the W Hotel & his previous experiences producing events for highly acclaimed fashion designers. We talked about his favorite W Hotel locations, processes he goes through in selecting performers, & his goals. Michaelangelo answered swiftly about his favorite location in Asia, W Hotel Bali. Bali being renowned for its highly developed arts, it must be scenic location his answer is well justified. Amongst W Hotel Bali his other favorite is Barcelona. L’acqua elaborated on the Barcelona hotel, with its panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea providing a scenic view of the gulf & Barceloneta boardwalk. We’re definitely dubbing W Hotel Bali and Barcelona a must visit.
While Michaelangelo’s goal isn’t to be the life of the party but rather bring life to the party. In doing so he goes through lengthy well-supported measures booking talents. He shared the process he goes through in selecting these talents, like going through music blogs and staying as current as possible. He’s also mindful of locations while he’s confirming talents stating “Paris would be much more sheik & hip, while Asia is much more cutting edge & upbeat”.
L’acqua targets artists that on the verge of becoming mainstream. Just as Louisa Rose Allen, singer known as ‘Foxes’, who sang an amazing live acoustic set during the Symmetry Live installment at W Hollywood. Choosing music is not an easy thing to do since different people have different tastes, but after listening to the W Music on the app Michael is on point with whom he chooses to showcase the music section. We can state with confidence that he has a forward thinking mentality, an innovative eye, & ear for musicians, which has certainly helped him succeed and highlight his achievements in the realm of music and fashion. We also had the chance to ask him about artists he looks forward to working with & the first thought that came to his mind was the British electronic band ‘Disclosure’ & the British electronic duo AlunaGeorge. Such great musical talents with both artists, we look forward to these collaborations. Michaelangelo’s goal for the W Hotels worldwide is to create a sonic identity with the brand, and that is exactly what he is doing.
Michaelangelo L’Acqua, Louisa Allen Rose, & Mick Rock
Louisa Allen Rose of ‘Foxes’
Founder/CEO of Annex Magazine Ashley Garcia & Myself
Sabrina Antoinette of Chris Brown Entertainment
Celebrity photographer Mick Rock
Download the W Hotel iPhone App now in the app store. Featuring the W music sections with playlists set for every occasion. Wether you’re on the wet deck drinking, living room lounging, or after dark dancing. Michaelangelo hand picks every playlist, giving you a variety of great artists to dance & lounge to. Click the link below to download now.
Photos provided by Nathan Perez from OHHWELL photography.
Photos by: Wonho Frank Lee
A couple weeks ago, Annex had the privilege of attending the 4th annual Freedom and Fashion “Ceremony” Fashion Show! Freedom and Fashion is a non-profit organization dedicated to “educating society about the global social issues of modern-day slavery, sex trafficking, child labor, and human rights violations.” They present hope and change for those who have been exploited to these issues through their unique approach of fashion. FNF uses fashion and media to open the eyes of consumers to social good brands and ethically produced goods.
Upon our arrival, we were greeted with an outdoor bazaar with brands that were scheduled to show that day, along with boba and fusion taco trucks. We were then led to an outdoor stage with photo zones and awesome lighting.
During the show we were introduced to some of the social friendly brands like A-Thread, Della, Feliks + Aldrik, Indigenous, Jatalo, Radiant Cosmentics, Senhoa, Sevenly, and The Brave Collection.
We had a blast at the FNF Ceremony show and we hope the best for their awesome cause!
This past Wednesday #TeamAnnex kicked off the night at LA’s Supper Club for the ‘Diane’ issue release party! The guest list filled with over 1,000 party-goers, while the red carpet flooded with camera flashes. Once inside, the all white interior of the club would switch from red, blue, and purple colors from the LED lights. As everyone danced the night away to the mixes from DJ Michaels, Annex projected on each wall around the dance floor for all to see.
Roshon Fegan, (Disney Channels “Shake It Up”) Trevin Hunte, (“The Voice”) Sabrina Antoinette, (signed with Chris Brown’s entertainment label) Warren G, (rapper) and Leslie A. Hughes, (“The Bachelor” Season 17,) were a few of the many celebs that came out to celebrate with us. This night was definitely a great night for networking. All who attended were part of the entertainment and fashion industry in one way or another.
We would like to thank everyone who came out with #TeamAnnex to celebrate our issue release, and a special thank you to Adam Glove with Affinity Nightlife who helped make this night happen. We would also like to thank all of our sponsors. Voli Vodka and Delariva Tequila for supplying the alcohol, Kitson for supplying the gift bags, IPPL clothing and Casenkreation clothing for supplying the product.