Tom Ford was the guest of honor at amfAR’s fifth annual Inspiration Gala held in Los Angeles. The night celebrated not only Ford’s contribution to menswear, but for his commitment to fighting the ongoing AIDS crisis.
Here are some of the night’s highlights
Miley Cyrus, Tom Ford, Rihanna
Michelle Rodriguez, Dan Caten, and Dean Caten
Dita Von Teese
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Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have been found not guilty of tax evasion in an Italian appeals court.
This means the duo will not have to pay over $434mil USD, nor face any jail time. If the Corte Supreme di Cassazione had affirmed the lower courts’ decision, it would mean the end of Dolce & Gabbana as we know it. The designers made previous statements that they would close the doors to the Italian luxury house if they were forced to pay the hefty fines.
This is indeed good news for the design powerhouse as well as fashionistas across the world!
Bernard Arnault, Frank Gehry, and François Hollande
Fondation Louis Vuitton is an art museum and cultural center sponsored by LVMH (and its subsidiaries) that is a proponent of culture and arts. A private party was held to celebrate the long-awaited unveiling of the fondation, designed by Frank Gehry.
Here are a few highlights:
Delfina Delettrez Fendi, Karl Lagerfeld, and Silvia Venturini Fendi
Delphine Arnault, Frank Gehry, and Phoebe Philo
Lydia Athenais and Princess Pierre d’Arenberg
Helene Arnault, Bernard Arnault, and Prince Albert of Monaco
Raf Simons, Nicolas Ghesquière, and Riccardo Tisci
Suzy Menkes and Jonathan Newhouse
Have you tried juicing, but can’t find a fruit/veggie combination that doesn’t taste like rancid box juice?
Here, are three of my go-to juice recipes (used with my centrifugal juicer) that taste good and are super good for you.
I’m not a nutritionist nor dietitian. I’m not even a licensed attorney yet. So if you try this, you are assuming the risk.
Pineapple & Orange Juice
1 piña, 3 navel oranges
Tastes: like sweet orange juice.
A great source of Vitamin C and pectin (a bulk laxative).
NOTE: Do not drink or eat pineapple if you are taking any meds. It will have a counter effect.
Beet & Carrot
Tastes: Surprisingly sweet. Think V8 Splash without all the sugar.
Carrots contain beta-carotene and anti-oxidants, while beets contain folates.
Cucumber & Lemon
Taste: Very thirst quenching.
Cucumber is a great source of silicon, which is great for hair and nails. They also have a mild diuretic property.
I love fresh fruits, but some fruits are cumbersome to cut. I was juicing the other day when friend asked how in the world did I manage to cut a pineapple. At first, I thought her general lack of domestic skills was the reason for this inquiry. Then, I got several similar questions after I posted pics on social media. I figured this must be a common question, so here’s my quick & dirty method to cutting a pineapple.
First and foremost, make sure you have a sharp knife. Pineapple skin is tough. You don’t want to mess around and cut your hand behind a damn pineapple all because you used a dull knife.
Place the pineapple on its side and cut the top off.
You can’t really hold on to the top, which is why you need a knife that can cut right through. Firmly hold the pineapple and slice through the top.
I’ve cut through a pineapple with a dull knife before; I had to use more of an old-school chainsaw method.
Sit the pineapple in an upright position.
Slice of the sides.
Note: I was using this pineapple for juicing purposes, so I left a lot of skin bits here and there.
Once all of the sides are sliced off, cut the base off. Your hands should be good and sticky by now.
Slice to preference…
Since I was juicing, I sliced into smaller pieces.
Note: this pineapple yielded about 200mL of juice.