Emmy Rossum at the 2009 Gentlemen Ball

Celebrities Attending The Gentleman's Ball In NYCEmmy Rossum steps out in head-to-toe Ferragamo at the GQ Gentlemen’s Ball in New York City on Wednesday (October 28).
The “Mystic River” actress was turning heads wherever she went as she arrived at the Edison Ballroom sporting a sexy black and grey dress with black heels.Ms. Rossum’s personal style has always been unique and inspiring, and in a recent interview she revealed how she decides what to wear.Emmy explained, “It’s constantly changing. I’m influenced by a lot of costumes, and sometimes I’ll go to the museum and look at the Grecian draping. It makes me feel really jazzed, and makes me want to wear something like that. That’s how I kind of feel tonight.”

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Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore at the 2009 Gentlemen Ball

SPL135401_014They’re always up for a swanky industry event, and last night (October 28) Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore were spotted at the 2009 Gentlemen’s Ball in New York City.
The “Butterfly Effect” stud and his “Ghost” gal looked so happy together as they arrived at the Edison Ballroom and posed for pictures before heading inside.In related news, Mr. Kutcher is back on the television track, as he’ll be producing a drama for CBS and Showtime comedy based on writings by Augusten Burroughs.Burroughs told press, “I’m a chimpanzee stepping behind the wheel of a Ferrari. As long as somebody from [Kutcher’s company] Katalyst, CBS, or Showtime is there to shout, ‘Red means stop,’ we should all be fine and come out of this with some very nice television.”

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Paris Fashion Week September 30/October 8, 2009

trryThis year’s Paris Fashion Week will be held from September 30, 2009 to October 8, 2009 for the Spring/Summer 2010 Ready-to-Wear collections.
At the beginning of autumn, a six week fashion dash will send buyers to cities all around the world, in hopes of catching up on all of the new trends for the following spring and summer. Paris’ Fashion Week is based at the Carrousel du Lourve and is one of the biggest fashion events to take place each year.
1657Many of the usual fashion designers and top names will be there, including Jean-Paul Gaultier, Karl Lagerfeld, Vivienne Wetwood and Alexander McQueen. The show in Paris is the last stop after New York, London and Milan. Admittance to the shows are reserved strictly for fashion professionals only, and hourly catwalk shows take place from between 10 am to 7 pm.

Maria Sharapova: Tokyo Stunner

mariaContinuing to find work away from the tennis court, Maria Sharapova attended a press conference at the Peninsula in Tokyo on Friday (September 25).
The blonde beauty happened to be boosting interest in her collection “Maria Sharapova by Cole Haan” as a part of the company’s 2009 Fall Women’s collection.
Dressed in thigh-high black boots and brown shorts, the tennis ace chatted with reporters as she posed for pictures.

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Clinique Bronzo Chic Summer 2009

hfgClinique summer 2009 collection features warm bronze shades to get that natural sunkissed look.

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Four stripes of long-wearing powder to create a sheer radiance. Use all over face for a luminous glow or on the cheeks to highlight.
ALMOST BRONZER SPF15 (ALMOST BRONZER SPF15
A long-wearing, sheer bronzing duo that provides a natural look all year round. Available in Light/Medium and Medium/Dark.
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First blush: nude
Bonfire: burnished tawny red with gold shimmer
Rock Violet: blackened violet with shimmer
Sunset: bronze with coppery golden shimmer
UP-LIGHTING LIQUID ILLUMINATORUP-LIGHTING LIQUID ILLUMINATOR
Sheer, lightweight liquid instantly illuminates skin. Highlights and contours cheeks, brow bones, or gives face an allover glow. Available in Bronze (sheer bronze with gold shimmer) and Natural (soft neutral beige with gold shimmer).
LASH POWER MASCARA LONG WEARING FORMULALASH POWER MASCARA LONG WEARING FORMULA
A mascara that lasts through rain, sweat and humidity while the brush research even the tiniest lashes.

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Top Ten Most Beautiful Cars-2009

1.  Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione

Alfa-Romeo-8C-Competizione-011Purity of form—billowing fenders, teardrop windows, and almond headlamps, among other things—and the perfect positioning of details are what makes the 8C so sexy. Its wheels, for example, are already regarded by our staff as among the 10 hottest, and its lower air intakes could quite possibly bring the mustache back in vogue. Given the shapely sheetmetal, it hardly even matters, but what’s underhood is nearly as splendid as the wrapper: a sonorous 4.7-liter V-8 that is closely related to the engine found in another car on this list, the Maserati GranTurismo, as well as several Ferraris

2.  Aston Martin DBS

Aston_Martin-DBS_Infa_Red_2008_800x600_wallpaper_01Short of poaching the entire design staff from BMW, Aston Martin couldn’t design an ugly car if it put the wheels on the roof. And its newest flagship, the DB9-based DBS, is one of the most beautiful Astons yet. At more than $260,000, it’s just about the most expensive, too, until the million-dollar One-77 is unveiled, anyway. Carbon fiber is the dominant material for the body of this quintessential gentleman’s grand tourer, and its brilliant, classic proportions are blessed with better curves than a Bond girl and a more chiseled jaw than Double-O himself. Embellishing those big hips and shoulders are details to die for (another day, presumably), including lacy 20-inch wheels, upward-swinging doors, and perfectly situated, fully functional ducts and grilles.

3.Maserati GranTurismo

maserati-granturismo-s-01Few brand names in the automobile business—or any business, for that matter—can match the bitchy, prosodic fabulousness of “Maserati.” And few cars in the world can match the voluptuous regality of Maserati’s GranTurismo. In other words, it’s beautiful whether you’re saying it or seeing it. Compared with the similarly designed Aston Martin DBS (long hood, front-midship engine layout), the GranTurismo succeeds not with ornamentation but through the emotional, almost whimsical curvature of its plus-size body.

4. Aston Martin V-8 Vantage

Aston Martin V-8 Vantage1It is entirely accurate to consider Aston Martin’s little V-8 Vantage a seven-eighths-scale DB9. Roughly the same size as a Nissan 350Z and only a little bit quicker, the V-8 Vantage is nonetheless much, much pricier. So how can Aston get away with charging $80,000 more for the V-8 Vantage? Simple: The V-8 Vantage is absolutely gorgeous. With the same long-hood, short-deck formula as that of its larger sibling, but with a slightly different styling edge in the form of large wheels and a ducktail tush, the V-8 Vantage offers a rarely achieved balance of beauty and sportiness, proving that classic GT proportions are indeed scalable.

5.Pontiac Solstice Coupe

2009_pontiac_solstice_coupeAlthough most of the cars in this group are rather costly, beautiful cars are not the exclusive domain of the rich. For proof, we submit Pontiac’s upcoming Solstice coupe. Little more than a Solstice convertible with a bit more sheetmetal and cargo space, the Solstice coupe joins the Cayman in proving that more is indeed more when it comes to beauty. With well-integrated rear flanks, a radius-edged liftback window, and a double-bubble targa top, the hardtop corrects the Solstice convertible’s greatest flaw: its wretched fabric roof, which neither fits nor looks right.

6. Audi S5

Audi S5Current Audi/Lamborghini/SEAT design chief Walter de’Silva has designed many beautiful cars during his illustrious career. But even after designing the mouthwatering Audi R8, de’Silva himself called the Audi S5, along with its less powerful, somewhat more subdued A5 twin, the most beautiful car he has ever penned.
One of the most passionate designs ever to come out of Germany, the S5 wears a perfect balance of masculine and feminine elements, mixing a strong, assertive gaze with elegantly flowing fenders and a thick fuselage offset with delicate brightwork. Sporty accents to the S5 include a squared-off chin, subtle sill extensions, a slightly longer decklid, and four wonderfully vocal tailpipes—all without detracting from the coupe’s innate beauty. Best of all, it sets the tone for the styling of Audi’s lineup henceforth.

7. Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class

Mercedes-Benz CLS-ClassBeauty is seldom encountered among four-doors since, in the car world, accumulating doors usually means subtracting style. But the Mercedes-Benz CLS-class proves that sedans can be beautiful, too. Sure, the CLS cheats a bit, achieving its captivating looks by incorporating some coupe-derived design elements such as a low, chopped roof and slim windows, and this translates into a cramped rear seat that holds only two people—short people. This car is best enjoyed from the outside, where light streaks over spectacular arching body contours like shooting stars. It is at once delightfully simple and wonderfully extravagant, and we celebrate it as an experiment in style that went very, very well. Fast forward to Pebble Beach 2058, and you can bet there will be a CLS or two on the lawn.

8. Porsche Cayman

Porsche CaymanThe Boxster is bitchin’, but the Cayman is beautiful. Yes, they’re more or less the same car, but the Cayman proves there’s something about a well-rendered roof that takes a good-looking car and drops it off at the doorstep of gorgeous. In our book, it is just as purposeful but even more sexy than—dare we say it?—its big brother, the legend itself, the Porsche 911 Carrera.Blessed as it is with balanced mid-engine proportions, roof contours that drip down into the swollen fenders, and a smart, determined gaze, the Cayman makes its driver look as good as he or she feels. And as we’ve said many times before, when you drive one, you feel pretty good.

9.Audi R8

Audi R8Before the R8, the thought of Audi building a credible supercar was audacious enough. That it could make one that would be so arousingly beautiful was simply unfathomable. But with the R8, Audi has brought the world a car that performs like a true supercar and is sculpted in double-take sheetmetal. Certainly helpful is the fact that Audi owns Lamborghini and thus has proven supercar innards—in this instance, those of the Gallardo—at its disposal, as well as a number of excellent powertrains capable of launching the aluminum-bodied sexpot forward as if it were shot from a cannon. All that was left, then, was to wrap it in something beautiful.

10.  Lotus Elise/2009 Ariel Atom

22391Ariel-AtomBeauty is not always purely a matter of the aesthetic. To those more technically minded (as are several of our editors—Csere, VanderWerp, you know who you are), beauty can be a more cerebral, associative, objective factor. Although the eensy, insectile Lotus Elise and the skeletal Ariel Atom are not necessarily beautiful in the traditional sense, the fact that they weigh next to nothing yet offer more power than many sport-utilities can make a math-minded car enthusiast drool at the sight of their unconventional bodies like Pavlov’s dogs in a bell factory. We’re talking 0 to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds for the 2000-pound Elise and three seconds flat in the 1400-pound, 245-hp Atom

Cape Town Fashion Week August 20/22, 2009

jjARISE Cape Town Fashion Week 2009, a presentation of South Africa’s most vibrant and inspired design talent, is proud to announce the collections to be shown at Cape Town International Convention Centre from August 20 to the 22, 2009.ARISE Cape Town Fashion Week is a co-production of African Fashion International (AFI), organizers of Joburg, Durban and ARISE Africa Fashion Weeks, and ARISE Magazine, the world’s first magazine on global African culture and style.“The partnership with African Fashion International (AFI) is a continued celebration of African achievement and an extension of our commitment to promote the very best of African creative talent,” says Nduka Obaigbena, group chairman and editor-in-chief of ARISE.The Cape Town Fashion Council (CTFC) selected emerging design brands based on business readiness and growth potential. “With the raw innovation of emerging designers and the excellent quality and craftsmanship of more established designers, ARISE Cape Town Fashion Week has something for everyone while offering some of the best young designers in the country a platform to develop and grow,” says Dr. Precious Moloi-Motsepe, chairperson of African Fashion International.

The Fashion Council developed a comprehensive curation process together with key industry stakeholders to ensure that quality standards are met and the most promising talent is represented,” says Stefanie Vieira, CTFC manager.

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Top Ten Most Expensive Hotels in The World 2009

1. Royal Villa at Grand Resort Lagonissi Athens, Greece,$50,000 per night

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2. Hugh Hefner Sky Villa, Palms,Casino Resort,Las Vegas USA$$40,000 per night.

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3. Ty Warner Penthouse, Four Seasons New York USA $34,000per night.

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4. Royal Penthouse Suite, President Wilson Hotel Geneva, Switzerland, $33,000 per night.

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5.  Bridge Suite at The Atlantis Paradise Island, Bahamas, $25,000per night.

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6. The Ritz Carlton Suite, The Ritz Carlton, Moscow Russia, $18,200 per night

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7. Royal Suite, Burj Al Arab Dubai, United Arab Emirates,$18,000 per night

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8. Royal Armleder Suite, Le Richemond Geneva, Switzerland,17,500 per night

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9. Royal Suite, Four Seasons George V Paris, France, $16,000 per night

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10. Imperial Suite, Park Hyatt-Vend?me Paris, France, $15,500 per night

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