Reconnect with you on the Island of San Salvador, Bahamas

 Published in Profiles98 Magazine Celebration Issue 2013

Written by CA Marshall

Hundreds of people from around the world have come to call the Bahamas home. There are so many different cultures represented throughout these islands that I was tempted to call this place a melting pot but it is far from that. The Bahamian experience fosters a co-existence of cultures while personifying one central…

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Down Home Culinary Fusion At The Glass Kitchen

Published in Profiles98 Magazine Beauty Issue 2014 By C.A. Marshall Fragrant aromas of vegetables sautéing on the grill waft through the doors and into the streets in front of a tiny eatery, as crowds of hungry patrons  stare over its counter top into the open kitchen.

A FRESH CELEBRATION OF LOVE

 Published in Profiles98 Magazine Beauty Issue 2014

Written by PJ Douglas Sands

Entertainment Tourism is a growing sector in the Caribbean as island destinations seek, not only to import visitors who will spend while enjoying sun, sand and sea, but export commodities like talent, indigenous goods, culture and music as they share their positive experiences when they return home with their family…

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Shoe Designer Dandreia Bethel STEPPING OUT!

Issue 15 – Profiles98 Magazine

Written by Tercena Carey

On the heels of Caribbean countries known for fashion design, such as Jamaica and Trinidad, the Bahamas is quickly making a name for its self on the international fashion scene. To its credit, are designers such as Kim Reidel who showcased in Berlin Fashion Week, swimwear designer Latoya Moxey who showcased in the Miami Beach International…

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Hidden Tips on Aging That No One Talks About ….but Should!

There are plenty of secrets out there about aging that go unmentioned but we’re here to set a few of them free. Aging can be a touchy subject for many but it doesn’t have to be.
There is something graceful about aging, something exquisite. As the saying goes, “You get wiser with age”. Below you’ll read about a few tips that no one talks about but really should. It’s time to liberate these secret…

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71st Venice International Film Festival Opening Ceremony Jaeger-LeCoultre supports creativity and cinematographic art

The Film Festival Opening Ceremony followed by the “Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance” Premiere took place at Palazzo del Cinema in Venice last night.  A precious gem-set creation from Jaeger-LeCoultre was adorning the wrist of Sarah Gadon as the actress walked up the Red Carpet of the Venice Film Festival last night. Her watch sparkles with over 1,250 diamonds and encircles the wrist with its perfectly flowing cordlet-style bracelet. The blue lapis lazuli dial on one side, and a natural mother-of-pearl on another radiate dazzling elegance of an Art Deco inspired design.

For her appearance on the Red Carpet of the Festival Zhao Wei chose the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Cordonnet Neva.  Part of the Hybris Artistica collection, this timepiece unveils a visually stunning snow setting which is unique in that it offers a one-of-a-kind experience.

Committed for the last ten years to preserving and enhancing the “seventh art”, a discipline closely related to the watchmaking profession in terms of the ingenuity as well as the artistic and technical mastery that both artisans and filmmakers must display, the name of Jaeger-LeCoultre is now associated with the world’s finest film festivals.


71st Venice International Film Festival Opening Ceremony 71st Venice International Film Festival Opening Ceremony Jaeger-LeCoultre supports creativity and cinematographic art The Film Festival Opening Ceremony followed by the “Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance” Premiere took place at Palazzo del Cinema in Venice last night. 
  • The football champions of today and yesterday will be taking the field on September 1 to celebrate the values of sports, solidarity and fraternity.
  • Fiat will be by their side with a fleet of Panda as Top Partner and Official Car.
  • The new Panda Cross, the extreme development of the SUV concept, which can overcome any obstacle and is capable of attracting an international clientele with a variety of needs, will be showcased at the Olympic Stadium in Rome.
  • A car autographed by the footballers will be donated by Fiat to “Scholas Occurrentes” and “Fondazione PUPI”, the two no-profit organisers of the event.
  • The message of Peace continues to be spread on social networking sites with “Have fun in Peace”.
  • The goal is to consolidate the bonds between Fiat and the world of sports under the sign of universally shared values.
Fiat will be taking part as Top Partner in the “Interfaith Match for Peace” on Monday, September 1 at 8:45 p.m. at the Olympic Stadium in Rome. Sponsored by the City of Rome, CONI, FIGC and Lega Serie A, the goal of the event is to exploit the communicative power of sports – and of football, in particular – to promote principles of fraternity and sharing. Faith – of any kind – will become an element of connection and an opportunity for mutual enrichment in everyday life and in sportsmanship.
 
For the occasion, Fiat will be making several Ducato Panorama and a fleet of Panda – customized with the Fiat logo and “Interfaith Match for Peace” graphics – available to organisers to transfer footballers to and from the Olympic Stadium. Courtesy services are not new for the small Fiat because, together with other Fiat models, it has been part of the official fleet which drives the Italian National Football Team to official and friendly matches and to training camps since 2011.
 
The winning team can count on several champions: from 500 and Panda to Freemont and 500L. The brand-new Panda Cross stands out among the top players. Two cars will be showcased outside the stadium for the public at the “Interfaith Match for Peace”, to invite everyone to get to know the extreme development of the SUV concept according to Fiat. Panda Cross combines the drive system and the technical capabilities of a true off-road, the performance and the contents of a SUV, the external dimensions, the efficiency and the agility of a city car and a distinctive style able to put together rational thought and emotion. All this is made even more interesting by a competitive price which is half that of the best-selling large SUVs in Europe.
 
Not by chance, this model was chosen for the event on September 1 organised to overcome differences of nationality or faith under the sign of universal values, such as peace among people, mutual respect and common good. Just like Panda Cross, which, as the name implies, is “cross”, not only because it is able to cross every barrier – with all-wheel drive and Electronic Locking Differential, which it was the first to fit on the market – but also because it attracts diverse customers by providing the answer to all their mobility needs.
 
Panda Cross is a practical example of Fiat’s drive to be close to the people with accessible, technologically advanced products and by supporting major international-level social, sports and cultural events.  This is why Fiat has chosen to donate a Panda Cross to “Scholas Occurrentes” and “Fondazione PUPI”, the two no-profit organisers of the “Interfaith Match for Peace”. The car will be autographed by the champions of today and yesterday who will be taking the field. Names include Javier Zanetti, Lionel Messi, Andrea Pirlo, Zinedine Zidane, Roberto Baggio, Yuto Nagatomo, Gigi Buffon, Samuel Eto’o and David Trezeguet.
The desire for Peace continues on the social networking sites of the Brand through a contagious initiative: “Have fun in Peace”. That’s the message that Fiat will ask its Facebook friends to spread on the net. From 1 September, whoever replaces their profile picture with the Panda decorated with #havefuninpeace may be the protagonist of a nice surprise.

Fiat and sport: a lasting bond 
By joining the “Interfaith Match for Peace”, Fiat is reasserting once again its strong bonds with the world of sports with which it shares the same universal values. The brand has always paired its corporate image with many disciplines on any level, including football, basketball, car racing, motorcycle racing, athletics and snow and ice sports.
 
Loyal to the ‘sports for all’ principle set forth in the Olympic Charter, Fiat has chosen to focus on the very many disciplines which are practised everyday on all levels on the fields and in the gyms and swimming pools scattered around the country, in addition to those of absolute excellence. After all, Fiat has always believed in Italian sports and in their healthy, educational value: this is why the brand is Official Sponsor of CONI, the organisation which supports the many local realities making sports accessible to everyone.
 
And so the journey that began more than a century ago, which has always seen Fiat and Italy side by side in the social, industrial and cultural evolution of the country, continues to this day. Currently, Fiat is engaged on several fronts. It is Top Sponsor of the National Football and Basketball Teams, and Official Sponsor of the Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI) and of the Italian Paralympics Winter Sports Federation (FISIP).
 
The main events that have seen Fiat by the side of Italian athletes include the Olympic Winter Games in Turin 2006, the Olympic Games in London 2012, the Mediterranean Games in 2013 and the Olympic Winter Games of Sochi (Russia) in 2014. Further back in time, the collaboration between Fiat and the Italian Football Team started in 2000 when, as Technical Partner, Fiat started following the “Azzurri” on their way to the World Championships in Japan and Korea (2002), South Africa (2010) and Brazil (2014, as Top Sponsor), in addition to the last two European Championships (in 2008 in Austria and Switzerland, in 2012 in Poland and Ukraine).
 
Recently, Fiat signed a three-year agreement for 2014/2016 with the Italian Basketball Federation (FIP) to be by the side of the men’s, women’s and the under-18 teams. Underpinning the sponsorship are the shared values of team spirit, passion, courage and determination. The agreement consolidates Fiat’s privileged relationship with Italian basketball, as demonstrated by its support in three prestigious Lega Basket Serie A events in 2012: Final Eight, All Star Game and Supercoppa Italiana.
 
The same concept is behind the sponsorship of the Italian Paralympics Winter Sports Federation (FISIP) by means of the Autonomy Programme, an initiative which since 1995 has seen Fiat by the side of people with reduced motor abilities by providing special versions of Fiat group vehicles and as proud sponsor of many top-level sports events. The basic idea of the Autonomy Programme is that guaranteeing mobility to everyone is not only a major moral and civil goal but also a fundamental presumption for the economic and cultural development of modern society.
 
Ultimately, the Autonomy Programme has revealed the need to overcome prejudice and commonplace notions: there is no such thing as “different” competitions but only “different” abilities because all athletes share the same competitive drive and the willpower to overcome the obstacles set before them. The best proof of Fiat’s continual commitment in this field if the involvement as Main Sponsor in some of the highest level sports events of recent years: the Paralympics Games of Sochi 2014, the Italian Disabled Championships Fisip (2014), the Paralympics Alpine Skiing World Cup (2009 and 2013), the Handbike World Championships (2007), the European Ice Sledge Hockey Championships (2007), the Wheelchair Tennis World Cup (2008), in addition to having been Official Partner of the IX Winter Paralympics Games of Turin 2006. 
 

Perseverance, determination and constancy: these values are shared by all athletes of all disciplines, and are a real model for young disabled people who want to approach the world of skiing. Furthermore, since 2007 the Autonomy Programme and Freewhite Ski Team have been organising ‘Autonomy on the snow’, an introductory course to Alpine skiing for children on the skiing slopes of Sestriere.

Fiat Panda Cross to feature at the “Interfaith Match for Peace” The football champions of today and yesterday will be taking the field on September 1 to celebrate the values of sports, solidarity and fraternity.

The singer revealed that she was snorkeling by old pirate caves” yesterday via a Tweet of herself wearing a color blocked neoprene swim set by Australian label N.L.P. Founded in 2012 by designer Nikki Lee Penny, N.L.P is a womenswear label known for it’s iconic swimwear styles and innovative use of neoprene and rubber fabrications. Fusing the practical elements of wet suiting, with the visual impact of high fashion swimwear, N.L.P is an iconic label that embodies the true concept of sport luxe style.

2014 has seen the predominant feature of N.L.P on celebrities including Kim Kardashian, Joan Smalls, Jourdan Dunn, and Rihanna along with features within two film clips from Beyonce’s album ‘BEYONCE’. 2014 also marked the brands debut runway show for Mercedes Benz fashion week Australia. Receiving recognition within the pages of Vogue China, Vogue Australia, Vogue Paris, Harpers Bazaar, InStyle, Marie Claire, Russh, SELF, Oyster, and other magazines the N.L.P brand has held a consistent series of press features which continue to escalate the demand for N.L.P. In June 2014 Vogue included N.L.P on a tight list of “Swimwear Designers You Need to Know.”
With the upcoming introduction of active wear further extending the brands repertoire, N.L.P is set to continue to reinvent and reinvigorate the way swimwear and sportswear is utilized both on and off the beach.
RIHANNA VISITS PONZA, SNORKELS IN N.L.P NEOPRENE BIKIN The singer revealed that she was “snorkeling by old pirate caves” yesterday via a Tweet of herself wearing a color blocked neoprene swim set by Australian label 

Fascinating pieces full of detail and movement.

The name of this collection is inspired by one of the most iconic streets in Seville, Sierpes Street.  Located in the center of the Andalusian capital, Sierpes Street partly takes its name from its sinuous shape that mimics the movement of the Manila shawl’s fringe, the star of this collection.
Carrera y Carrera: Sierpes Fascinating pieces full of detail and movement. The name of this collection is inspired by one of the most iconic streets in Seville, Sierpes Street. 

SPECIAL EDITION DKNY CHAPTER OF FRANK151 TO DEBUT NEW YORK FASHION WEEK

New York, NY; August 25th, 2014: SPECIAL EDITION DKNY CHAPTER OF FRANK151 TO DEBUT SEPTEMBER 7TH DURING NEW YORK FASHION WEEK

FRANK151 is pleased to announce that on September 7th publisher Stephen Malbon will unveil a limited edition chapter of the cult quarterly publication FRANK151 inspired by the New York label DKNY. To mark DKNY’s 25th anniversary, the coveted quarterly dedicated the issue…

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RALPH LAUREN INTRODUCES THE NEXT EVOLUTION OF WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY

First luxury lifestyle brand to offer smart apparel collection, to be tested at the US Open

FLUSHING, N.Y. – Ralph Lauren Corp. is unveiling the high-performance, fashion-forward Polo Tech shirt on opening day of the US Open. The Polo Tech shirt is an innovative new product from a fashion brand that merges biometrics into active lifestyle apparel, marking a revolution in advanced technology…

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Miami Swim 2015 Playlist in Miami Swim

Videos & Clips from Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week: Swim Miami 2015

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