Our friends at FashionTV were behind the scenes of the photoshoot for the Riello Calendar 2013 taking place in Madagascar. Model Raffaella Modugno gives us an exclusive look at the shoot in Nosy Be. The hair and makeup are being done on the boat being taken to paradise. "I was chosen by Riello this year because they wanted to focus on a Mediterranean character. As you can see, I fully represent the Mediterranean character." Watch as she dips into the water with a wet t-shirt and various bikinis and bathing suits. Enjoy.
IWC Schaffhausen, manufacturer of some of the finest Swiss timepieces, has produced a short online series of videos in conjunction with HODINKEE titled The Man’s Guide to Buying a Watch. Focusing on mechanical timepieces, the series provides background information on what goes into the production of a mechanical watch as well as what to look for when buying a fine watch. In this latest episode titled “IWC’s Icons Through the Years” the experts at IWC discuss some of the brand’s most iconic designs and how they continue to influence watch design today. Starting with the classic IWC Mark XI Pilot watch through to the Portuguese Sidérale Scafusia, we’re treated to a look at some of the finest watches to bear the IWC name. Enjoy.
Dior Homme toasted its new Design District store on Wednesday night with a hometown assist from Bruce Weber. The photographer, who helmed a video installation specifically for the men’s outpost, was joined by designer Kris Van Assche. Guests at the bash, presented by W magazine, included Pharrell Williams, Calvin Klein, Joseph Altuzarra, Mia Moretti, Bianca Brandolini and Kehinde Wiley. After the premiere of Weber’s short, “Can I Make the Music Fly,” partygoers took in a set by Canadian band Azari & III. Enjoy.
D'Ussé Cognac is a VSOP from the house of Chateau de Cognac, the makers of Baron Otard. Both brands belong to drinks giant Bacardi. D'Ussé is a uniquely powerful Cognac that delivers a bold flavor and a smooth finish. This remarkable liquid starts with an intense aroma unlike any other Cognac on the market, rich in woody aromas that are then backed by touches of cinnamon and floral notes. The taste delivers subtle accents of honey and dried fruits. [Read More]
Here's a sexy and simple intense workout you can try from our beautiful friends at Bikini Model Fitness. Jump Squats are a great exercise for both your legs and you butt. To do them correctly make sure you sit your butt back and way down. Keep your chest up so your back stays straight. Don't let your knees go forward past your toes. Enjoy.
Louis Vuitton reinforces its ties with Gstaad by inaugurating a new "winter resort" store in a traditional chalet built in 1913 and located on the renowned Promenade. Discover the famous resort through the eyes of Swiss blogger Kayture and her imaginary tribulations on her way to the Louis Vuitton store. The Maison showcases its stylish and elegant collections in the warm ambiance of a winter ski chalet, a setting surrounded by authenticity and tradition, filled with new emotions and experiences. Enjoy.
BMW officially reveals the new 2014 M6 Gran Coupe ahead of its launch next summer. Neatly filling a void between the M6 Coupe and M5, the M6 Gran Coupe is BMW’s response to Audi’s S7 and Mercedes-Benz’s CLS63. Here is a four-door gran turismo packed with all the power and luxury needed — featuring a twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V-8 engine rated at 560 horsepower and 500 pound-feet of torque. Power is first sent to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and onto a unique limited-slip Active M Differential before reaching the rear wheels. Watch the video after the jump. [See & Read More]