Manhattan Fifth Avenue penthouse is on the market for $24 Million Dollars.

A new apartment has hit the market in New York, on Fifth Avenues tallest residential building, coming in at a whopping 24,000,000 USD. The apartment is a 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom condominium, designed by world renowned architecture Rafael Vinoly.

The 4,520-square-foot full-floor residence boasts a 75-foot private loggia with an spa, walk in wardrobes and a windowed master bathroom over looking Manhattan. 277 Fifth Avenue is a 55-story glass tower co-developed by Lendlease and Victor Group, located in Manhattan’s NoMad neighborhood, providing breathtaking views of the Empire State and Chrysler buildings, the East and Hudson Rivers, Lower Manhattan, and beyond. The interior of the condominium is by Jeffrey Beers International.

 

 

 

 

 

Time to celebrate Pride!

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It’s currently Pride Month where sexual diversity and the identities of the LGBTQ community are openly celebrated in an act of protest against on-going LGBTQ-phobic attitudes in society. LGBT stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and the Q can stand for ‘queer’ or ‘questioning’, so it may sometimes be written ‘LGBTQQ’.

Pride Month is celebrated in June in remembrance of the Stonewall Riots that took place in 1969 after a police raid of the Stonewall Inn, a popular gay club in Greenwich Village, NYC. The following year, marches coordinated by gay rights activists celebrated ‘Christopher Street Liberation Day’, in reference to the address of the Stonewall Inn. Alongside similar events in Los Angeles and San Francisco, this march marked the anniversary of a watershed moment in the history of LGBTQ rights. It was US President Bill Clinton who officially declared June ‘Gay and Lesbian Pride Month’ in June 1999, before Barack Obama extended its title to ‘Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month’ in 2011. Throughout the years, Pride Month has played an important role in calling for mainstream acceptance of sexual diversity and raising awareness of injustices and inequality faced by the LGBTQ community.

The rainbow was popularised as an official symbol of the gay community in the 1970s. San Francisco artist Gilbert Baker is believed to have designed the first modern gay pride flag, comprising of eight symbolic stripes. Pink for sex, red for life, orange for healing, yellow for sunlight, green for nature, blue for art, indigo for harmony, and violet for the human spirit. When Baker wanted to manufacture the flag for sale, he found that pink fabric was hard to come by, so pink was dropped from the flag. He then dropped the violet stripe in order to keep an even number, and the flag arrived at its contemporary six coloured stripes.

While June is the official Pride Month, Pride events also take place throughout July and August. This year’s London Pride parade is on Saturday 7 July, while the UK’s largest event takes place on Saturday 4 August in Brighton, which is recognised as the UK’s ‘gay capital’, hosting the largest LGBTQ community. Other key pride events include:

  • Pride Edinburgh – 16 June
  • Bristol Pride – 14 July
  • Newcastle-upon-Tyne – 21 July
  • Belfast Gay Pride Festival – 27 July-5 August
  • Sheffield Pride – 28 July
  • Nottingham Pride – 29 July
  • Pride Cymru – 25 August
  • Manchester Pride – 25 August

It can appear that mainstream society is becoming less prejudiced against the LGBTQ community, with relative milestones such as Pope Francis’ recent comments on homosexuality, Leyna Bloom becoming the first transgender model to feature in Vogue India in October 2017 and the Canadian province of Ontario issuing the first non-binary birth certificates in May of this year. While these are positive milestones, their novelty, and the phobic attitudes that are still prevalent in society show that we have a long way to go in achieving an equal society. Same-sex relationships are still illegal in 72 countries and territories worldwide, and in eight of these homosexuality can result in a death penalty. On a global scale, attitudes in the West are recognised as less LGBTQ-phobic than those in the East. Despite this, the 2017 Stonewall report found that in Britain, one in five LGBT people and two in five trans people had ‘experienced a hate crime or incident because of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity’. Abusive treatment exists far beyond acts of hate and violence in the street and many LGBT people still endure acts of discrimination while going about their daily lives. The report found one in six LGBT people visiting a café, restaurant, bar or nightclub and almost three in ten LGBT people visiting a faith service or place of worship had experienced discrimination based on their sexual orientation and/or gender identity.

Stonewall has made the following recommendations for those wanting to help tackle hate crime and discrimination:

  • Take a visible stand against LGBT hate crime, join Stonewall’s ‘Come Out for LGBT’ campaign and show your support for LGBT equality in all forms. Encourage your friends, family and colleagues to join the campaign.
  • Call out online anti-LGBT abuse whenever you see it, so long as it is safe to do so. Support those being targeted by letting them know you are an ally.
  • Report incidents of discrimination you experience when accessing public services to the service provider or local council so they can take action. Contact Stonewall’s Information Service on 08000 502020 for advice and support.

Kanye West to launch architecture firm YEEZY HOME

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Over the weekend, Kanye west announced on Twitter that he Is launching a new architecture firm off his brand YEEZY called YEEZY home. In addition to his music and fashion brands, Kanye continues to explore his entrepreneurial flares, as he aims to be a global power house brand, something he claims is in his grasp.

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In an interview last month, Kanye touched on his passion for architecture saying:

““Architecture should communicate to humanity an understanding of proportion and spaces and the way it affects your mood, There has to be a responsibility in design.””

Rihanna drops limited edition “Dirty Thirty” Fenty Beauty products.

As most people who use social media will know, the Bad Gal celebrated her 30th birthday yesterday! Her fans all around the world posted images of Rihanna and celebrated her birthday. She has dropped a little surprise for the award winning Fenty Beauty fans!

“Trophy Wife”, the bestselling shade in the versatile Killawatt highlighter range, has been unveiled in limited-edition “Dirty Thirty” packaging in celebration of our favorite bad gal’s landmark birthday. Whilst the formula remains the same, this exclusive iteration features a debossed “XXX” on the product and allows you to fully “celebrate 30 blessed years of Rihanna’s killer radiance.”

“Dirty Thirty” is available now at fentybeauty.com for $34 USD but be quick if you want to cop.

TAKE A TOUR OF RIHANNA’S $11.5 MILLION USD PALISADES MANSION

RiRi’s luxurious cib is now listed for sale.

Located in the star-studded Pacific Palisades region of California, Rihanna’s former mansion is now listed for sale. It is reported that the ANTI singer moved out of her house at 932 Rivas Canyon Road a few years ago after several stalkers broke into her luxurious home. RiRi then rented out the lavish crib at $65,000 USD per month, and listed the 11,000-square-foot residence for a grand sum of $14.995 million USD in 2014. As of right now, the artist’s old house has been re-listed for a cool $14.59 million USD.

Browse the gallery above to check out the property, which features seven bedrooms and bathrooms, a master suite, a four-car garage, as well as a rooftop deck with a 6,000-square-foot garden and a pool fitted with water jets. You can also head over to Rodeo Realty to view the listing in detail.

Girlfriend Creates ‘Rule Book’ For Her Boyfriend’s Holiday To Magaluf

Lads’ holidays can be a thing of dread for many women. The combination of alcohol, hot weather, a lack of sleep and loud “LADS LADS LADS” chants, can make even the most trusting of women doubt their man for a moment.

One girl who’s not taking any chances is Whitney, whose rule book for her boyfriend ahead of his trip has gone viral.

The beautifully coloured book outlines a few things she’d rather not have her fella Kieran do, and we’re in stitches …

 

As well as requesting that his phone is always charged, she specifically mentions that he’s not allowed to “look”, “talk” to or “touch” any other girls…

 

 

No tattoos, no drugs and in case she hadn’t metioned it, definitely no girls!

of course, “have a nice flight” and “stay safe”. Considering the amount of attention this has attracted,  he would be an idiot not to do anything at all …

HOW COOL IS MARC JACOBS $10.5 MILLION USD WEST VILLAGE TOWNHOUSE

SNEAK A PEEK AT MARC JACOBS’ $10.5 MILLION USD WEST VILLAGE TOWNHOUSE

Of course you’ll see the designer’s Insta-famous bull terrier.

This year’s edition of Architectural Digest offers readers a peep into Marc Jacobs’ luxurious four-story townhouse in the West Village. The fashion designer has worked with interior designer Thad Hayes to create a “smart, sharp, and comfortable” space furnished with “great Art Deco furniture, pieces from the ’70s, and contemporary art.” For instance, the designer handpicked a pair of bronze monkeys by François-Xavier Lalanne as a decoration for his own bedroom. “I saw them in a picture in Vogue, and I became fixated. I had to have them,” Jacobs speaks of his treasured art piece. “I called Paul Kasmin Gallery, I called Sotheby’s, and eventually I called [art collector and Warhol superstar] Jane Holzer. She introduced me to the Lalannes in Paris, and she found me the monkeys,” the designer continues to explain in excitement.

Browse the gallery above to check out different corners of Jacobs’ coveted 4,500-square-foot home, featuring (of course) the designer’s beloved pet dog.

Vacation Like a Celebrity: Inside the Swankiest Yachts You’ve Ever Seen

If you’ve ever been on a cruise, you know what it’s like to be aboard a ship with all the amenities you could ever think of. Pool on deck? Check. Gym? Check. Gourmet restaurants? Check.

But if you’re a celebrity, you’re getting all of these amenities on your own private yacht. Even if the yacht is rented for a day, a week or even a month, A-list stars have access to some of the most luxurious vacations in the world—without having to deal with packed decks and shared spaces. We’ve rounded up some of the most luxurious yachts in the world, some of which can be chartered for quick trips to different islands. If you’re already thinking about your next dream vacation, you might want to consider one of these options because they definitely won’t let you down.

Ashford Castle: The yacht pictured above, the Cranki, as well as this interior shot, are part of a 40-foot luxury boat that explores Lough Corrib Castle, Ireland. 

-Max capacity of eight people

-Three different trips available to meet passengers’ requests. Trip 1 is less than an hour-and-a-half long and includes a stop at Ashford Castle Bay, where Pierce Brosnan held his wedding reception. It costs about $340. Trip 2 is two-and-a-half hours and features a nature walk and a prosecco reception upon return. It costs about $560. Trip 3 is six hours and combines everything from the first two trips plus another high-speed cruise and toast. It costs about $1,120.

At 241 feet, the Mogambo will take you all around the South of France and Monaco. While exploring, you might run into Kate Hudson  and more stars who frequent the gorgeous hot spot for vacation or the Cannes Film Festival.

-It holds up to 12 people in seven cabins

-Features its own beach club, beauty salon, sauna and outdoor theater

-Costs about $730,000 per week in addition to running expense

Thinking about exploring the islands of the Bahamas? Then hop aboard the Amarula Sun.

-At 164 feet, this yacht isn’t too enormous or too small!

-It holds up to 10 passengers in five cabins

-The yacht features unique amenities such as JetLev Jetpacks, a baby grand piano and a giant water slide…fun for kids of all ages!

-$230,000 per week plus running expenses

Make a wish because it’s 11.11!

This 208-foot yacht will whisk you away to Croatia, where you will enjoy the country’s history and gorgeous architecture. 

-Holds up to 12 passengers in six cabins

-Features two on-deck jacuzzi spas, sauna, massage room, JetLev Jetpacks and an inflatable rock climbing wall

-Costs $730,000 per week plus running expenses

 

 

 

 

 

 

AN ANONYMOUS VICTORIA’S SECRET RETOUCHER SAYS NOTHING IS REAL!

It’s no secret that the topic of retouching within the realm of fashion and entertainment has become a prominent focus of debate amongst vocal advocates against the practice. Well-known figures such as Lena Dunham have spoken out against photoshopping magazine covers numerous times. Despite the negative attention that retouching has received, however, it is still largely considered the norm within the industry. Casting an ominous light on the subject, Refinery29 recently caught up with an anonymous woman who has spent most of her career providing retouching expertise for a diverse array of brands – most noteworthy among these being Victoria’s Secret. Providing a disheartening look into the fashion industry, she outlines a deeply superficial process that puts women’s bodies through an arduous editing process. As a result, the version of the model that consumers (and young girls) see is an unrealistic ideal that is essentially unachievable.

You can read an excerpt from the conversation below and can head over to Refinery29 to read the full article.

2. Body “fixing” starts on set.
During her time with Victoria’s Secret, Sarah often worked on set, seeing all the alterations and special effects that took place long before the editing process.

“The first thing they do is they put in [hair] extensions,” says Sarah. “I don’t think I ever was on a shoot with a model that had real hair.” Next, they throw in “chicken cutlets” and other shaping pads to alter the model’s breast size and body shape. “If you hold up the bathing suit in your own hand, it’s so heavy because they have all this shit sewed into it.”

Perhaps the strangest — yet most obvious — addition is the bra. “They put a push-up bra under the bathing suit. And we retouch out the bra…a lot of [staffers] would complain because they even did it with strapless stuff. When you’re wearing a strapless bikini, in no way, shape, or form [can] you have cleavage. It’s physically impossible with the way gravity works.”

Victoria’s Secret wasn’t the only one who pulled this trick, Sarah adds; it was a routine practice. That’s why we’re used to seeing anti-gravity breasts everywhere, and why a swimsuit will never look the same on our bodies as it does on the model’s body. Because it’s barely her body anymore.

3. No one’s [insert any body part] looks like that.
Next comes the digital alteration: The bra gets taken out, and the nipples erased. Sarah was often asked to make breasts rounder, higher, perfectly symmetrical, and of course, larger (“they all have [size] A’s,” she says.)

Breasts are just one of many fixes. There are also subtle corrections we’d never notice or think would need correcting, simply because of what happens to a human body when photographed. “Everyone has blue hands and blue feet,” says Sarah. That’s just the way extremities show up in a picture. Furthermore, everyone’s armpits turn gray on camera. No matter how closely you shave, you’ll have a shadow, she says. And many of the models she worked with didn’t bother even shaving: “They come to these photo shoots and, like, they have their arms up in the classic beach pose, and they have, like, hairy armpits. They all have stubbly pubes — all the normal stuff [non-models have].”

Of course, the best “fix” here would be for brands to leave the stubble in, and for us to get used to seeing stubble. Sarah agrees wholeheartedly, but she points out that we’ve been so conditioned by these standard practices that, “collectively, we don’t even think about it.”

Another standard practice is “adding meat on their bones.” You might assume that retouchers make everyone skinnier, but in fact, “Models are thinner than you actually think they are, and we retouch them to look rounder.” Sarah routinely plumped up butts, hid protruding ribcages, and softened sharp hipbones under digital flesh. “We have to curve them out.”