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Inside the 2017 Madison & Mulholland Award Gift Bag

Emma Stone

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During awards season, A-listers, award nominees and selected celebrities receive an array of congratulatory gifts from Madison & Mulholland founder, Jane Ubell Meyer. This year confirmed nominees receiving a gift bag include Emma Stone, Nicole Kidman, Viola Davis, Ruth Negga, Michelle Williams, Naomie Harris, Natalie Portman, and Octavia Spencer. 

Since 2002, Meyer’s swag bags have been filled with items by inspiring entrepreneurs. Inside are luxury trips, fashionable accessories, ready-to-wear items, luxury beauty products, delicious treats, exotic vacation destinations and home decor items. For the first time, the public can actually purchase these items by visiting a Pop-Up Shop at Hollywood & Highland, just steps from the Dolby Theater and Governor’s Ball.

Here’s what’s in the 2017 awards swag bag:

Baron's Cove

Photo Credit: Baron’s Cove

  • Celebrities receive a three-night stay at Baron’s Cove Sag Harbor in a Harbor loft suite. Recipients receive breakfast for two each morning, a dining credit, 90-minute message, daily yoga class and a wine tasting for two at Wolffer Estate Vineyard.
  • An Isalbella Heart New York black leather luxe designer handbag from the “No Paparazzi” collection made in Florence, Italy.
  • To get Red Carpet Ready, a new line of Coffee-based body washes and scrubs by Bio Miracle Skincare made to firm, exfoliate and anti-oxidize skin. The deep hydrating Americano Mask is anti-aging and brightens skin.
  • For movie star hair, Culture Hair Products. It’s the next trend in hair care with a moisturizing trio 1-2-3 hair care system is designed for multicultural, curly, unmanageable, and multi textured hair types. 1 is the Shampoo, 2 is the Conditioner, and 3 is the Finisher.
  • Two Brushopolis hair brushes. The Monroe USA Glamour is an hourglass round styling + finishing brush. It’s ideal for chin length to below the shoulder. This makes fine to medium hair straight and smooth, without the damaging heat of an iron. Perfect for lengthening bottom layers and refining fringe. The second brush The Teasdale is a engineered to create maximum volume with minimum breakage. With three rows of 100% first-cut boar bristle, each row is at a different level to provide better traction. It’s different than a traditional teasing brush, giving users more volume with less breakage. 
  • One Two Cosmetics Magnetic Eyelashes. These were named “Best of Beauty Breakthrough” by Allure Magazine in 2016. Founder Katy Stoka believes, “Every day may you meet with fresh eyes the beauty of the world and the beauty of yourself.”
  • Celebrities don’t let their hands give away their age. Mederma AG Advanced Dry Skin Therapy Skin Therapty Hand & Body Lotion removes dead cells from rough, dry, sun-damaged skin, while helping to maintain skin’s moisture balance.
  • CD by signer/songwriter Eva Keretic titled Sky Wide Open, to listen to while getting ready for an event. Eva is an extraordinary American vocalist living in Hamburg who sings from the soul. 

Naked Philosopher

Photo Credit: Arden House Publishing

  • For a thrilling read, the mystery and crime novel The Naked Philosopher: by award-winning screenwriter Paul Margolis. It’s fast-paced plot is hard to put down.
  • A healthy energy drink that burns fat and is backed by science: Celsius Energy Drink. This one-of-a kind product burns body fat and 100+ calories with each serving.
  • Sweet and salty Coconut Macaroons by FreshBakedNY. They are eggless, flourless and covered in Elite Belgian chocolate, giving a crunchy and chewy chocolate and coconut bite of bliss
  • Clean, crisp and refreshing Truly spiked and sparkling water with a hint of fruit. With just 100 calories, this beverage has only one gram of sugar and two grams of carbs per serving. Truly Spiked & Sparkling offers naturally gluten-free ingredients and contains no artificial sweeteners. It is a great alternative to wine, light beer and cocktails—no mixing required.

To purchase any of these items, you can visit the Pop-Up Shop at HOLLYWOOD & HIGHLAND, 6801 Hollywood Blvd #170 (Located on level 2) Los Angeles. It’s open now thru March 14, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

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Fashion is one of those rare things that allows you to say everything without speaking a single word. Designer shoes are just a form of this unspoken sartorial communication, but it’s one so subtle that only other sneakerheads are likely to pick up on it. And it’s this understated luxury that makes tennis shoes so appealing—at least to us. Over the years with the release of exclusive collaborations, limited-edition lines and one-off collections that sell out in mere minutes, it’s easy to see how collectors can drop thousands of dollars on sneakers. But there are plenty of designer kicks that cost just as much, if not more, then pre-owned, special-edition Jordans. The only difference is you don’t have to spend months on resale sites trying to hunt down your preferred size, color and brand. Here are the most expensive kicks you can still own. None of these bad boys have sold out—yet.

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Interview: Haute Couture Designer Zang Toi on His Lexus Collection

Zang Toi

Photo Credit: Lexus

It’s not every day (read: never) that a haute couture fashion collection makes its debut at an auto show instead of a fashion week catwalk. But then Malaysian fashion superstar Zang Toi is not your average designer and his unexpected new collaborator, Lexus, is not just another car company. Lexus has long been an official sponsor of New York Fashion Week, MADE New York, Hollywood Beauty Awards, and “Project Runway” so it shouldn’t be surprising that the style-conscious brand has made the current 2016/2017 Auto Show Season the best-dressed season yet; Lexus is now showcasing its new four-wheeled models and concept cars alongside two-legged models dressed in a custom couture wardrobe by Toi, the similarly fastidious craftsman behind House of Toi.

The design partnership is a first for both, and makes Lexus the only brand on auto show floors with a wardrobe created and handmade for each brand representative. Featuring four elegant couture looks, the “Zang Toi Collection for Lexus” recently premiereed its press day fashions at the 2017 North American International Auto Show. Items—all of which were custom made in New York—include a hand-loomed knit dress with handmade lace from Lyon, France, and a knit “alphabet” sweater with the Lexus “L” hand beaded and embroidered. The collection will be rounded out with classic styles, such as a sharply cut jacket with contrast grey sleeves and standup lapel accents. Black and charcoal are the collection’s anchor colors, with a pop of red and grape for the cocktail and evening pieces. Featured fabrics are Loro Piana silk, linen and wool, couture silk ottoman, and geometric floral silk brocade. 

Select pieces were revealed in a surprise fashion show at a private design summit held at the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel near Lexus’ own California design headquarters, Calty Design. New York City-based Toi—a star trunk show performer at Saks Fifth Avenue—sat down with JustLuxe for a post-reveal chat.

Zang Toi

Photo Credit: Zang Toi

Just Luxe: What made you decide to team up with Lexus for this collection?

Zang Toi:  The Lexus brand stands for unrivaled luxury and an unrelenting approach to perfection and craftsmanship. I wanted to instill a sense of haute couture that is unique to fashion but is a natural complement to the style and expressiveness already embodied by Lexus vehicles. To have the opportunity to create fashion in a traditionally automotive space was an exhilarating challenge.

JL: What are the hallmarks of your latest fall/winter runway collection?

ZT: It is all about texture this season. I’m using different fabrics and beading technique to achieve this effect. I want to make a bold yet stunning statement.

JL: You travel the world for style inspiration. What inspired your “Courchevel Chic” collection?

ZT: The first thing that comes to mind about Courchevel is Sean Connery and Roger Moore skiing down the slope in the James Bond movies. It was inspired by my trip to the French ski resort, La Chabichou, and the Bond movies my father and brother used to take me to.

JL: Are you always inspired by Hollywood glamor?

ZT: Every season is quite different. Years ago I was inspired by the movie “Murder on the Orient Express” and three years ago I turned to “Doctor Zhivago,” a film I always loved, so I decided to go to St. Petersburg, Russia. For the past few years I’ve been inspired by my traveling to different parts of the world. For my upcoming Spring collection, it’s loosely inspired by the famous impressionist painter Monet and the famous Giverny garden in Paris. There was a specific flower in that garden that captivated me.

JL: What is your design process?

ZT: I start with an inspiration board, or a look-board. Once I have an inspiration for a collection, then I start researching different fabrics and textures. From there I pick a destination and go away from everybody, by myself to a specific place to hopefully be inspired. Once I’m there, I sketch the collection. The process from beginning to end takes 10 months.

JL: What are you most proud of?  

ZT: Every stitch is done by hand. It takes my top seamstress 10 days to make just one piece. You don’t see quality like this anymore. Most design houses glue on things like ostrich feathers, but on my ostrich stole, every piece is hand-stitched. In the cocktail look, the lace is made custom for me from Lake Como. Ladies who know the difference understand the price.

JL: So it’s the painstaking details that brings your collection pieces into the price territory of “if you have to ask, you can’t afford it.”

ZT: I don’t want to scare anybody, but yes.

JL:  Lexus is your special design partner for this capsule collection. Which Lexus car model do you think is the most stylish, and how would you customize it to suit your personal taste?  

ZT: The two-door Lexus RC F luxury sports coupe is so beautiful, so sleek and so sexy. When I first saw it, immediately my mind created a beautiful pant suit for a lady to drive in. But for me personally, I would love to reupholster the entire car interior in chinchilla. Most drivers might not be ready to splurge for that, though. They can go for rabbit fur.  

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Fashion is one of those rare things that allows you to say everything without speaking a single word. Designer shoes are just a form of this unspoken sartorial communication, but it’s one so subtle that only other sneakerheads are likely to pick up on it. And it’s this understated luxury that makes tennis shoes so appealing—at least to us. Over the years with the release of exclusive collaborations, limited-edition lines and one-off collections that sell out in mere minutes, it’s easy to see how collectors can drop thousands of dollars on sneakers. But there are plenty of designer kicks that cost just as much, if not more, then pre-owned, special-edition Jordans. The only difference is you don’t have to spend months on resale sites trying to hunt down your preferred size, color and brand. Here are the most expensive kicks you can still own. None of these bad boys have sold out—yet.

Fashion is one of those rare things that allows you to say everything without speaking a single word. Designer shoes are just a form of this unspoken sartorial communication, but it’s one so subtle that only other sneakerheads are likely to pick up on it. And it’s this understated luxury that makes tennis shoes so appealing—at least to us. Over the years with the release of exclusive collaborations, limited-edition lines and one-off collections that sell out in mere minutes, it’s easy to see how collectors can drop thousands of dollars on sneakers. But there are plenty of designer kicks that cost just as much, if not more, then pre-owned, special-edition Jordans. The only difference is you don’t have to spend months on resale sites trying to hunt down your preferred size, color and brand. Here are the most expensive kicks you can still own. None of these bad boys have sold out—yet.

–> Shop Sale at Naked and Get Up to 50% Off the Pieces you Love!


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