Sport meets style in the Rio 2016 designer Olympics kits

Sport meets style in the Rio 2016 designer Olympics kits

With the countdown on until the start of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games we round up which world-famous designers will be dressing the athletes this year. Stella McCartney for Team GB British designer Stella McCartney has once again been enlisted to design both the opening and closing ceremony and sportswear for Team GB after also […]

03.07.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Photos, Sports & Recreation ·
Philippine Department of Tourism-LA and Majestic Vacations launch “Philippine Travel Gems” Facebook Photo Contest

Philippine Department of Tourism-LA and Majestic Vacations launch “Philippine Travel Gems” Facebook Photo Contest

LOS ANGELES, CA (Mabuhay) -– Beginning July 1 through November 30, 2016, the Philippine Department of Tourism-Los Angeles and Majestic Vacations are holding an exciting online promotional campaign: “Philippine Travel Gems” Facebook Photo Contest. These travel and tourism industry partners are teaming up with Philippine Airlines to get Facebook users and travelers to the Philippines […]

29.06.2016 · Filled under: Art, Contests, Destinations, Happenings, Offers, Online, Photos, Promotions ·
The red lip makes a comeback at the BAFTAs

The red lip makes a comeback at the BAFTAs

If the BAFTA Awards on Sunday taught us anything, it is that the classic red lip is back on point. We have been seeing less of the red lip over the past few seasons, as softer pinks and rich browns came back into fashion. But as the stars at the 69th edition of the British […]

Fashion meets architecture: the biggest looks from Paris haute couture

Fashion meets architecture: the biggest looks from Paris haute couture

(Relaxnews) – Architectural fashion was the name of the game at the Spring 2016 Haute Couture shows in Paris this week, where bold structures and exaggerated silhouettes dominated the runways. There were asymmetric hemlines, cut high at the front to reveal sizeable flashes of thigh, before billowing out into floor-skimming trains at the back for […]

01.02.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Photos ·
Hips don’t lie: Zuhair Murad showcases romance while Sergeenko goes back to the 1980s at haute couture week

Hips don’t lie: Zuhair Murad showcases romance while Sergeenko goes back to the 1980s at haute couture week

(Relaxnews) – Fashion designer Zuhair Murad put on a romantic show in Paris on Wednesday as he debuted his Spring 2016 Haute Couture collection. The Lebanese creative put the focus on female sensuality with a collection of structured dresses that protruded bell-like at the hips, sculpting exaggeratedly womanly curves. The effect was compounded by the […]

28.01.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Lifestyle, Photos ·
Ralph&Russo, Giambattista Valli and Alexis Mabille rise to the occasion at Haute Couture Week in Paris

Ralph&Russo, Giambattista Valli and Alexis Mabille rise to the occasion at Haute Couture Week in Paris

(Relaxnews) – There was pomp and ceremony on the catwalks of Paris on Monday night, as some of the biggest couture houses showed off their starry collections for Spring 2016. First up was the UK-based house Ralph&Russo, whose fairytale extravaganza of cocktail dresses and ball gowns was as enchanting as it was on-point. A sweet […]

26.01.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Photos ·
Architectural highlights of 2015

Architectural highlights of 2015

(Relaxnews) – 2015 saw the completion of several outstanding projects in architecture over the course of the year. From the new Philharmonic in Paris to a new business school in Sydney, here are some of the more remarkable feats in architecture from the last 12 months. The Shanghai Tower The Shanghai Tower in China is […]

27.12.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Photos ·
The most popular nutrition trends of 2015

The most popular nutrition trends of 2015

(Relaxnews) – 2015 saw us stop counting the calories and instead start counting the nutrition. We focused on eating ‘real’ food again that is unprocessed, natural, and full of goodness, as seen in our round-up of the most popular nutrition and health food trends of the year. No sugar diets With many studies showing the […]

27.12.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Photos, Sports & Recreation ·
The up-and-coming models to keep an eye on in 2016

The up-and-coming models to keep an eye on in 2016

(Relaxnews) – Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid might have dominated the fashion industry this year, but now that they’re fully established supermodels the business needs fresh newcomers. So which up-and-coming models are set to make their mark in 2016? Lily-Rose Depp The daughter of Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis has made waves this year, largely […]

27.12.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden, Photos ·
Party hairstyles for New Year’s Eve

Party hairstyles for New Year’s Eve

(Relaxnews) – New Year’s Eve is one of the most glamorous nights of the year, so it deserves a little extra attention when it comes to your hairstyle. Here are three show stopping looks and how to recreate them. Braided up-do Hair vlogger Kayley Melissa has come up with an intricate braided style perfect for […]

26.12.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Holidays, New Year's Day, Online, Photos, Videos ·
Three key looks from the Pre-Fall collections

Three key looks from the Pre-Fall collections

(Relaxnews) – The Pre-Fall 2016 collections are coming thick and fast, and a few key trends have already emerged. Here are some of our favorite looks. Romantic minimalism Clean, neat romance was the name of the game at Ralph Lauren, where the collection focuses on classic, feminine styles with a modern twist. A crisp color palette […]

21.12.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Photos ·
The most talked-about actresses in 2015

The most talked-about actresses in 2015

(Relaxnews) – Talented, moving, militant, in the media spotlight … For all these reasons and more, five actresses were in the news this year. Alicia Vikander: confirmation of her rising star She is only 27, but Alicia Vikander has already conquered Hollywood. In 2015, this Swedish actress proved that she is a rising star by […]

06.12.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Photos ·
Whip up a Wonderful Holiday Menu

Whip up a Wonderful Holiday Menu

(Family Features) Nothing brings family and friends together quite like a full holiday meal menu. Whether creating an entire festive feast from scratch or looking for a tasty dish to take and share, these dishes aim to fill up the table and keep the seats around it full as well. From a tender, juicy attractive […]

13.10.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Free Recipes, Holidays, Home & Garden, Photos ·
Wedding trends 2016: a touch of rock ‘n’ roll

Wedding trends 2016: a touch of rock ‘n’ roll

(Relaxnews) – The princess-style wedding gown is not for everyone. A number of future brides are looking for original and glamorous pieces but with a touch of quirky details, or even grunge-inspired models. The rock ‘n’ roll bridal trend includes models with shorter hem lengths as well as unusual and unexpected touches and color. A […]

13.10.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Photos ·
Trend alert: ruffles rule for Spring 2016

Trend alert: ruffles rule for Spring 2016

(Relaxnews) – If there was one trend that dominated the Spring/Summer 2016 shows that took over New York, London, Milan and Paris over the past few weeks, it was the ruffle. From slouchy and loose to frilly and Victorian-esque, they were everywhere. Peter Copping set the ball rolling in New York with an Oscar de […]

12.10.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Photos ·
Wedding trends 2016: the princess gown, more magical than ever

Wedding trends 2016: the princess gown, more magical than ever

(Relaxnews) – Although choices in wedding attire have grown, the princess-style wedding dress remains for many brides to be an essential piece that helps transform a wedding ceremony into a living fairy tale. Specialized brands and fashion houses alike have pulled out all the stops to offer luster, volume and couture details in their new […]

07.10.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Photos ·
Wedding trends: designer gowns seen on the catwalk

Wedding trends: designer gowns seen on the catwalk

(Relaxnews) – Centerpieces of haute couture collections, wedding gowns and evening gowns stoke the dreams of young women everywhere. These glorious bespoke creations also have significant influence on what wedding gown brands and stores stock. Here’s a look at the most beautiful creations seen at fall/winter 2015-2016 haute couture Fashion Week ahead of New York […]

05.10.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Photos ·
Paris Fashion Week: models to follow on Instagram

Paris Fashion Week: models to follow on Instagram

(Relaxnews) – With Fashion Week kicking off September 29 in Paris, many fashionistas have been trying to score invites to the shows on the official calendar. There won’t be any regrets for the rebuffed though as these days the shows can almost all be followed live on social media networks thanks to the models seated […]

01.10.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, International Stars, Lifestyle, Photos ·
Milan fashion week top ten trends

Milan fashion week top ten trends

(Milan-AFP) – Top ten trends from the Spring/Summer 2016 womenswear collections at Milan fashion week, which wraps up on Monday: – Gucci’s geek chic rules – Alessandro Michele led the way with a second acclaimed collection for Gucci. Michele’s woman – feisty, kooky and independent — dresses to please herself. The influence of Michele’s vision […]

29.09.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Lifestyle, Photos ·
Paris Modes TV’s Natalia Grgona: ‘A romantic spirit defined London Fashion Week’

Paris Modes TV’s Natalia Grgona: ‘A romantic spirit defined London Fashion Week’

(Relaxnews) – With London Fashion Week having come to an end, Natalia Grgona, journalist for Paris Modes TV, shared her impressions on the shows, new trends and top models to follow. What are the top trends as seen at London Fashion Week? Each designer is so different and likes to create his own style vocabulary […]

25.09.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Lifestyle, Photos ·
Back-to-school hair straight off the catwalk

Back-to-school hair straight off the catwalk

(Relaxnews) – Fall has its rewards — cashmere sweaters, snug outer wear and the chance to test out new hairstyles being just some of them. Get back-to-school hair down pat with these catwalk looks. Loose waves The overwhelming trend on the Autumn/Winter 2015 catwalks was for long, loosely styled waves for a natural and easy […]

17.09.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Photos ·
The automotive upstarts starting up at Frankfurt

The automotive upstarts starting up at Frankfurt

(Relaxnews) – As well as established brands showcasing their latest wares, this year’s motor show is proving to be the ideal platform for the launch of new and reborn marques with huge ambitions, especially in the premium and electric vehicle markets. Thunder Power Even before the technical specifications were revealed, there was a lot of […]

17.09.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Photos ·
Men’s fragrances: sage and lavender scents are fall’s star ingredients

Men’s fragrances: sage and lavender scents are fall’s star ingredients

(Relaxnews) – This fall, men’s fragrances are characterized by perfumed aromatic plants, in particular lavender and sage. A number of brands and luxury fashion houses have presented new scents, concocted with these two leading plants. To get your hands on one of the latest olfactory creations for men, here is an overview of the top […]

07.09.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Lifestyle, Photos ·
The world of custom cars: How Touring Superleggera caters to car connoisseurs

The world of custom cars: How Touring Superleggera caters to car connoisseurs

(Relaxnews) – The number of millionaires in the world is at an all-time high and so is demand for the most exotic of automobiles. Rolls-Royce and Ferrari have reported a second straight year of record sales, every Bugatti Veyron has found a home and the classic car market is going crazy. All of which means […]

26.08.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring, Photos ·
Haute Couture week: highlights from Sunday’s shows

Haute Couture week: highlights from Sunday’s shows

(Relaxnews) – Haute Couture has become a byword for unequaled artistry within the fashion industry, and the first day of the Paris Autumn/Winter 2015/16 shows on Sunday didn’t disappoint. Russian designer Ulyana Sergeenko set the bar high with a collection inspired by a woman living in a Soviet Communal Apartment, the setting for a “bizarre form of […]

07.07.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Lifestyle, Photos ·
Paris fashion week: Schiaparelli and Dior steal the show

Paris fashion week: Schiaparelli and Dior steal the show

(Relaxnews) – The Parisian catwalks were awash with color at the city’s haute couture shows on Monday, with Schiaparelli and Dior stealing the show. Bertrand Guyon’s debut collection for the recently re-established Italian house Schiaparelli was a strong one, in all senses of the word. Colors were bold and spirited, ranging from ruby reds and hot pinks […]

07.07.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Photos ·
Actors Matt Bomer, Chen Kun and Dan Stevens star in the new Armani campaign

Actors Matt Bomer, Chen Kun and Dan Stevens star in the new Armani campaign

(Relaxnews) – The Italian luxury brand has turned to three famous international actors, photographed by John Balsom in New York, to bring to life its Made to Measure luxury division. Once again this season, the “Made to Measure” campaign highlights the link between the Girorgio Armani brand and show business, specifically the world of television. […]

Ferrari, Porsche, Alpine and Bugatti models on the block at the Artcurial auction in Paris

Ferrari, Porsche, Alpine and Bugatti models on the block at the Artcurial auction in Paris

(Relaxnews) – On June 22, in Paris, Artcurial Motorcars will present the latest edition of its classic “Automobiles sur les Champs” (“Automobiles on the Champs (Elysées)”) and bring together 72 collector cars as well as a selection of automobilia. Among the most eagerly anticipated vehicles in this sale is a 1962 Maserati 3500 GTI Coupé […]

22.06.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Photos ·
Katy Perry teases fans with Moschino campaign pictures

Katy Perry teases fans with Moschino campaign pictures

(Relaxnews) – Katy Perry has been tweeting up a storm by releasing the hot new images from her Moschino Autumn/Winter 2015/16 campaign on her account. The US popstar has taken to social media to tease fans with six new visuals, which see her rocking a punked-up look for the Italian fashion house. Styled by Moschino’s […]

Can Mistsuoka’s quirky Japanese take on coach-built cars translate to European roads?

Can Mistsuoka’s quirky Japanese take on coach-built cars translate to European roads?

(Relaxnews) – Mitsuoka Motor is a boutique Japanese car company founded in 1968 with a very simple principle: to produce cars that blend classic styling with up-to-date technology. It aims to offer owners the best of both worlds — yesterday’s looks with today’s reliability — and while sometimes results are mixed, they are never boring […]

05.06.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Photos, Science & Technology ·
Affordable summer destinations revealed for frugal gourmets

Affordable summer destinations revealed for frugal gourmets

(Relaxnews) – Food lovers on a travel budget may want to consider more affordable culinary destinations that are found off the beaten path such as Carolina barbecue, wineries in Oregon and New York State, and chocolate trails in Connecticut. After looking at the most affordable cities for accommodations this summer, experts at Hotels.com mapped out […]

22.05.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Photos ·
French Open: Dress like the best, ladies, no matter how you serve

French Open: Dress like the best, ladies, no matter how you serve

(Relaxnews) – Dressing the part is the first step towards improving your game, and the greats know what works in terms of the best fabrics and materials when it comes to choosing their gear and clothes. We’re giving you a sneak peek at what they’ll be wearing in Paris for the French Open, which gets […]

Luxury Easter collections include $1,000 chocolate pirate tableau and surfing eggs

Luxury Easter collections include $1,000 chocolate pirate tableau and surfing eggs

(Relaxnews) – Call it springtime folly. Or chocolate-flavored whimsy. But when the annual miracle known as spring arrives, chocolatiers take a collectively light-hearted and playful approach to their Easter creations. This year, that means pirate-themed tableaux, Kerala-inspired colors and patterns and surfboarding eggs. Easter enthusiasts looking for their Sunday brunch showpiece may want to turn […]

03.04.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Easter, Food & Dining, Holidays, Home & Garden, Photos ·
Oscars 2015: battle of the designer labels

Oscars 2015: battle of the designer labels

(Relaxnews) – Fashion’s most famed houses vied for the world’s attention at Sunday night’s red carpet at the 87th Academy Awards. Red carpet favorites Chanel, Valentino, Elie Saab, Alberta Ferretti and Alexander Mcqueen provided some of the most flashbulb friendly looks, but two labels owned the event. This year, two design houses clocked up multiple red carpet […]

From flats to furs: trends at NY Fashion Week

From flats to furs: trends at NY Fashion Week

(New York-AFP) – New York Fashion Week wrapped up Thursday after more than 300 catwalk shows and presentations. From furs to flats, here are the main trends for fall/winter 2015. TWEED The woolen cloth loved by the British countryset is back with a vengeance. Diane von Furstenberg printed it with confetti and large flowers. Rodarte […]

20.02.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Destinations, Photos ·
Haute couture: updos at Valentino and Armani Privé

Haute couture: updos at Valentino and Armani Privé

(Relaxnews) – Italian luxury labels Valentino and Armani Privé presenting their haute couture shows worked easy-to-recreate swept-up styles on the runway this week. Top make-up and hair duo Pat McGrath and Guido Palau were behind the models’ rustic Russian doll beauty at Valentino. Hair stylist Guido Palau twisted and plaited models’ tresses into a messy […]

30.01.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Destinations, Home & Garden, Online, Photos ·
Paris haute couture: divine intervention by Serkan Cura and Ralph & Russo

Paris haute couture: divine intervention by Serkan Cura and Ralph & Russo

(Relaxnews) – Connecting with one’s inner and outer goddess was a theme both fashion houses explored in their diva-esque haute couture collections, offering an array of heavily embellished ensembles fit for the modern-day temptress. Serkan Cura wowed the crowds on Thursday with 15 fantastical waist-cinching creations. The designer behind the wings worn by Victoria’s Secret […]

29.01.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Photos ·
Galliano makes his return at Maison Martin Margiela haute couture

Galliano makes his return at Maison Martin Margiela haute couture

(Relaxnews) – The hugely anticipated runway return of British designer John Galliano, now creative director of Paris-based fashion house Maison Martin Margiela, took place Monday afternoon in London. The French brand, founded by a Belgian, owned by an Italian (Diesel boss Renzo Rosso is the man pulling the purse-strings) and now led by a British […]

13.01.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Destinations, Home & Garden, Photos ·
Minimalist cuts and silhouettes at Ralph Lauren Pre-Fall 2015

Minimalist cuts and silhouettes at Ralph Lauren Pre-Fall 2015

(Relaxnews) – Legendary American designer Ralph Lauren unveiled his latest collection in New York City, presenting the Pre-Fall line as an ode to easy luxury. Ralph Lauren went with a pretty strict color theme this season, and stuck to white, cream and different shades of yellowy brown from sand to a deep chestnut. The play worked […]

10.01.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Photos ·
Light-dappled looks in Giorgio Armani Spring/Summer 2015 campaign

Light-dappled looks in Giorgio Armani Spring/Summer 2015 campaign

(Relaxnews) – Italian designer Giorgio Armani teamed up with Norwegian photographer Sølve Sundsbø for his latest men’s and women’s campaign. Shot in London, the latest Giorgio Armani images shows off the 80-year-old designer’s spring collections juxtaposed against a canvas of abstract photography. Focusing on the concept of imaginary journeys and intense light, Josephine Le Tutour stars in the […]

08.01.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Photos ·
Around the world in 8 Christmas trees

Around the world in 8 Christmas trees

(Relaxnews) – ‘Tis the season to pull out the Christmas lights, but if you’re in need of inspiration as to how to decorate your tree then look no further than the world’s major cities, which have been busy trying to outdo one another with their festive displays for 2014. Brazil is a nation that knows […]

07.12.2014 · Filled under: Art, Christmas, Destinations, Entertainment, Holidays, Home & Garden, Photos ·
2014’s top celebrity makeup collaborations/collections

2014’s top celebrity makeup collaborations/collections

(Relaxnews) – Celebrity makeup lines have been all the rage for a couple of years now, but 2014 saw a surge of innovative concepts, capsules and collaborations. Tyra Banks  The “America’s Next Top Model” host and former Victoria’s Secret ‘Angel’ unveiled her first beauty line, the self-titled Tyra, this fall. Prices range from $26 for the […]

01.12.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, International Stars, Photos ·
Fondation Louis Vuitton almost ready for grand opening

Fondation Louis Vuitton almost ready for grand opening

(Relaxnews) – Paris’s brand-new Fondation Louis Vuitton is almost ready for its public debut. Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Frank Gehry, the striking glass building has been designed for the exploration of “artistic creation in all its forms.” Located at the Jardin d’Acclimatation in the city’s picturesque Bois de Boulogne area, the building will house a […]

06.10.2014 · Filled under: Art, Beauty & Style, Destinations, Home & Garden, Online, Photos ·
PFW: fringes and flowers at Giambattista Valli

PFW: fringes and flowers at Giambattista Valli

(Relaxnews) – Presented Monday in Paris, the Giambattista Valli Spring-Summer 2015 collection has a fresh, feminine feel. On the Valli runway there were plenty of flowers, as we’ve come to expect from the label, but also stripes, paisleys and a few abstract patterns. The dresses are short and lightweight, the skirts are high-waisted and paired […]

30.09.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Photos ·
NYFW: Jeremy Scott’s runway kaleidoscope

NYFW: Jeremy Scott’s runway kaleidoscope

(Relaxnews) – The American designer, famed for his pop-culture club kid mashups, showed his Spring/Summer 2015 collection in New York City, with a little help from singer Miley Cyrus. After his recent successes in Milan with Italian brand Moschino, it was time for a party in the USA, and in true style, Jeremy Scott didn’t […]

NYFW: Jenny Packam pays tribute to Marilyn Monroe

NYFW: Jenny Packam pays tribute to Marilyn Monroe

(Relaxnews) – For the Spring-Summer 2015 season, British designer Jenny Packham chose to honor the iconic movie star with a collection full of sequins and sensuality. This fashion week has already seen a number of lines inspired by 1950s/60s style, and Jenny Packham confirmed the trend on Tuesday afternoon with her latest collection, an homage […]

NYFW: layering and volumes at DKNY

NYFW: layering and volumes at DKNY

(Relaxnews) – Donna Karan loves her hometown, and her label DKNY has always reflected the energy and personality of the Big Apple. For the Spring-Summer 2015 season, the brand stays true to its reputation with a collection that is brimming with creativity and urban style. At the DKNY show, models comfortably walked the runway in […]

09.09.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Photos ·
Royal Caribbean touts Quantum of the Seas’ modern tech

Royal Caribbean touts Quantum of the Seas’ modern tech

(Relaxnews) – Due to set sail this fall, the cruise operator’s new flagship will be outfitted with several high-tech innovations for a more enjoyable journey. A luggage tracking app, robotic bartenders and apps that let crew members keep track of passengers’ individual preferences are among the new technologies coming to the Quantum of the Seas. […]

30.08.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Offbeat, Online, Photos, Science & Technology ·
MAC unveils ‘The Simpsons’ makeup collection

MAC unveils ‘The Simpsons’ makeup collection

(Relaxnews) – Announced some time ago, the makeup line inspired by America’s longest-running animated series has finally made its debut. MAC presents the highly anticipated collection in a series of new photos. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the beloved yellow family, MAC has created a makeup collection devoted to its matriarch, Marge Simpson. And […]

22.08.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Film, Photos ·
Romance novel covers inspire new MAC collection

Romance novel covers inspire new MAC collection

(Relaxnews) – When it comes to creative themes for makeup lines, MAC is never short on ideas. The latest proof is its “A Novel Romance” collection, inspired by the literary genre known for its sultry cover illustrations. With its latest makeup collection, MAC has captured the over-the-top sensuality and sentimentality of the romance novel genre, […]

11.08.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Books, Entertainment, Photos ·
Lanvin campaign with Edie Campbell a family affair

Lanvin campaign with Edie Campbell a family affair

(Relaxnews) – Even when you’re a successful supermodel, it’s not every day you get to pose with your extended family for the campaign of a major luxury brand. But that’s exactly what Lanvin invited Edie Campbell to do. Of course, it’s worth mentioning that the young British model’s family is a particularly interesting one. Between […]

22.07.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Film, Home & Garden, Online, Photos, Videos ·
Makeup: waterproof essentials for summer

Makeup: waterproof essentials for summer

(Relaxnews) – For many of us, summer means spending more time at the pool, beach or lake. And to withstand all of that water, summer makeup needs to be particularly effective. For those planning a seaside vacation or a day by the water, here’s a rundown of some of the waterproof essentials to pack in […]

21.07.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Photos ·
Three new boards to catch totally different waves this summer

Three new boards to catch totally different waves this summer

(Relaxnews) – Surfers are carving new turns and old tricks on a new wave of boards that reflect the sport’s eco-friendly culture and even give wobbly newbies a chance to experience the thrill with reduced chance of wipe-outs. For those who thought it wasn’t possible to hang ten or even catch a wave, Spain-based Aquillahas developed […]

19.07.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Online, Photos, Sports & Recreation, Videos ·
Raquel Zimmermann poses for Paule Ka

Raquel Zimmermann poses for Paule Ka

(Relaxnews) – For the fall-winter 2014 season, the French ready-to-wear brand Paule Ka chose Raquel Zimmermann as the face of a retro-chic campaign. The Brazilian supermodel posed for the Swedish photographer Andreas Larsson, and the result is a black and white campaign that is all about elegance. Between oversize bows, a 1950s-style suit and impeccably […]

19.07.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, International Stars, Online, Photos, Videos ·
Plummet 41 storeys on world’s newest and tallest drop ride

Plummet 41 storeys on world’s newest and tallest drop ride

(Relaxnews) – For 10 terrifying seconds, the world’s tallest drop ride will send riders down a hurtling descent equal to 41 storeys at speeds of up to 145 km an hour. It’s called Zumanjaro: Drop of Doom and it opened over the US Independence Day long weekend at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New […]

09.07.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Photos, Videos ·
Paris haute couture: highlights from Chanel

Paris haute couture: highlights from Chanel

(Relaxnews) – On Tuesday Karl Lagerfeld presented the French brand’s Fall-Winter 2014 haute couture collection at the Grand Palais in Paris. In this latest Chanel haute couture line, the palette consists mainly of dark shades: grey, black, red and touches of royal blue dominated, outside of a few looks in stark white or mauve, as […]

08.07.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Photos ·
This is the tourist destination with the highest approval rating: US publication

This is the tourist destination with the highest approval rating: US publication

(Relaxnews) – Consumers and travelers polled by a digital news magazine in the US have voted Paris the world’s top place to visit for 2014 and 2015. It may be the second year in a row that the City of Light topped US News & World Report’s annual World’s Best Places to Visit ranking, but the French […]

25.06.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Online, Photos ·
Claudia Schiffer is the life of the party in Dolce & Gabbana campaign

Claudia Schiffer is the life of the party in Dolce & Gabbana campaign

(Relaxnews) – The German supermodel appears in the Sicilian designer duo’s latest campaign. Inspired by an enchanted medieval version of the Mediterranean island, Dolce & Gabbana have unveiled their Fall/Winter 2014 campaign, with Claudia Schiffer, the 43-year-old German model who has appeared in campaigns and runway shows for the biggest luxury labels out there for over two […]

23.06.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, International Stars, Photos ·
World Cup fan of the day: for the love of the trophy

World Cup fan of the day: for the love of the trophy

(Relaxnews) – Japan and Greece from Group C played Thursday night at Natal’s Arena das Dunas stadium. To support their team, some Japanese fans dressed up as gigantic trophies, managing to resemble the traditional headdresses worn by Japanese brides. mp/sbs/ss

20.06.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Offbeat, Photos, Sports & Recreation ·
London Collections: Men – Burberry Prorsum sends out a color-filled collection

London Collections: Men – Burberry Prorsum sends out a color-filled collection

(Relaxnews) – The British luxury brand served up one of the stand-out shows at the Spring-Summer 2015 menswear collections in London. Burberry creative director (and now also CEO) Christopher Bailey was inspired by 20th century British travel writer Bruce Chatwin for his latest men’s pieces. Bailey sent out a collection featuring multicolored sneakers, denim shirts with […]

17.06.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Photos ·
World Cup primer: Brazil’s top models

World Cup primer: Brazil’s top models

(Relaxnews) – All eyes will be on Brazil this month ahead of this summer’s FIFA World Cup, but it’s not just the country’s football that gets pulses racing! Here’s a run-down of five of the country’s established fashion talents, who have dominated fashion pages and runways over the last decade. Gisele Bündchen Any list of […]

Brit scales Rio’s Christ the Redeemer statue and takes epic selfie

Brit scales Rio’s Christ the Redeemer statue and takes epic selfie

(Relaxnews) – A heart-stopping, stomach-churning selfie taken atop Rio’s Christ the Redeemer statue has gone viral for its vertigo and awe-inducing vantage point. It’s being described as perhaps the most epic selfie ever, and for good reason: With the permission of Brazil’s tourism board, Briton Lee Thompson climbed to the top of the country’s most […]

Beauty tutorials: get the best looks from Cannes

Beauty tutorials: get the best looks from Cannes

(Relaxnews) – Here’s our pick of the best beauty looks from the film festival in Cannes, which drew to a close this weekend, and how you can replicate them at home. Blake Lively – loose braid  http://youtu.be/S7a1aBxTEkk At the opening of the festival the American star wore her hair in an over-the-shoulder loose braid. For […]

MAC & Maleficent collection hits the web May 8

MAC & Maleficent collection hits the web May 8

(Relaxnews) – The cosmetics brand has teamed up with Disney to create a new capsule line for the new Disney movie starring Angelina Jolie. MAC‘s Maleficent line, inspired by the darkness of the title character’s sinister look, is available to order online in the US from Thursday, May 8. The collection includes a lipstick, longwear […]

Dramatic photos show scale of man compared to ship

Dramatic photos show scale of man compared to ship

(Relaxnews) – The photos are dramatic, revealing the incredible scale between the master and his ship. To mark the 10th anniversary of the Queen Mary 2, one of the largest and most expensive ocean liners ever built, parent company Cunard commissioned Australian photographer James Morgan to capture Captain Kevin Oprey with the ship he commands. […]

26.03.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Photos ·
Spring 2014: women’s fragrances not to miss

Spring 2014: women’s fragrances not to miss

(Relaxnews) – As the days grow longer, a number of perfume makers and beauty brands are preparing to launch new fragrances for the Spring-Summer season. While some brands, such as Cartier, have chosen to unveil entirely new scents, others have transformed their more popular perfumes into light eau de toilette fragrances that are perfect for […]

18.03.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Photos ·
Half-Filipino & Half-Indian Puneet Prasad declared Mr. South Asia 2014

Half-Filipino & Half-Indian Puneet Prasad declared Mr. South Asia 2014

California, USA: Filled with glitz and glamour, Reena Rai was crowned Miss South Asia 2014 and Puneet Prasad was announced Mr. South Asia 2014. Over 450 people packed the ballroom to see Spirit Of India’s 22nd annual pageant held on March 8 in Milpitas, California. Beauty queen Rima Fakih, the first Muslim-American to win Miss USA […]

15.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Local News, Photos ·
World’s monuments turning green for St. Patrick’s Day

World’s monuments turning green for St. Patrick’s Day

(Relaxnews) – Between March 14 and 17, iconic monuments around the world will be bathed in green light in honor of the traditional Irish holiday. New monuments join the worldwide celebration each year. Among the sites that will turn green for St. Patrick’s Day in 2014 are the Holmenkollen ski jump in Oslo, Norway and […]

15.03.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Holidays, Photos ·
Beauty tutorials inspired by the Parisian runways

Beauty tutorials inspired by the Parisian runways

(Relaxnews) – Here’s how to steal three runway styles straight from Paris fashion week. Sixties eyes http://youtu.be/WQzMuzB_K08 At Saint Laurent the 60s shift dresses were paired with black winged eyeliner and heavy mascara. This short Maybelline video shows you how to get the “modern mod” look. Start with taupe shadow on the lid, then line […]

06.03.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Online, Photos, Videos ·
Fashion Week Paris: highlights from day 7

Fashion Week Paris: highlights from day 7

(Relaxnews) – Emanuel Ungaro, Elie Saab and Saint Laurent were among the couturiers who unveiled their Fall-Winter 2014-2015 ready-to-wear collections on the evening of Monday, March 3 during fashion week in Paris. Emanuel Ungaro Fausto Puglisi, the brand’s creative director, presented an ultra-sexy and seductive collection, with form-fitting looks and plenty of sheer and slit […]

04.03.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Destinations, Entertainment, Photos ·
Oscars 2014: looks from the red carpet

Oscars 2014: looks from the red carpet

(Relaxnews) – On Sunday, the stars turned out in an array of looks that ranged from edgy to classic and pretty for the 2014 Oscars ceremony, the 86th Academy Awards honoring Hollywood cinema. Jennifer Lawrence Dress by Christian Dior Couture   Charlize Theron Dress by Christian Dior Couture Cate Blanchett Dress by Armani Privé   […]

02.03.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Photos ·
Crowdfunding platform set up to design world’s first ‘cotel’

Crowdfunding platform set up to design world’s first ‘cotel’

(Relaxnews) – The Prodigy Design Lab, being billed as the first crowdsourcing platform dedicated to architecture, interiors, and urban planning, launched in New York this week with a competition to design the world’s first ‘cotel’. Coined by The Prodigy Network, the term refers to a ‘collaborative hotel’, where the modern business traveler can network and share […]

27.02.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online, Photos ·
Milan Fashion Week: highlights from days 2 and 3

Milan Fashion Week: highlights from days 2 and 3

(Relaxnews) – Here some of standout looks fresh from the Fall-Winter 2014/15 runways in Milan. Prada  Miuccia Prada’s Fall 2014/15 collection mixed the soft and sexy (sheer shift dresses) with a wintry 1970s vibe (best exemplified by the shearling coats, which came in a range of tones and colors). The designer was bang on-trend with […]

21.02.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Photos ·
Pharrell Williams curates ‘This Is Not A Toy’ at Toronto design museum

Pharrell Williams curates ‘This Is Not A Toy’ at Toronto design museum

(Relaxnews) – Pharrell Williams‘s latest foray into the design industry has proven to be a hit in Toronto, where the music and fashion mogul’s curated exhibition “This Is Not A Toy” has opened at the city’s Design Exchange (DX) museum. The Grammy Award winner’s first major museum curation, the show explores the conceptual toy as a fine art […]

1930s Miami Beach hot spot The Surf Club to get contemporary expansion

1930s Miami Beach hot spot The Surf Club to get contemporary expansion

(Relaxnews) – Miami Beach’s historic party resort The Surf Club is set to get a contemporary revival and expansion, designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Richard Meier & Partners. The 1930s property, which welcomed Winston Churchill as a guest in its heyday, will be developed and managed by luxury brand Four Seasons. The new developments will include the construction […]

12.02.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Photos ·
Media gets taste of Pechanga Resort & Casino’s multimillion dollar renovation of lobby and new restaurants

Media gets taste of Pechanga Resort & Casino’s multimillion dollar renovation of lobby and new restaurants

TEMECULA, Calif.  – Pechanga Resort & Casino, the state’s largest resort/casino, recently unveiled its brand new, multimillion dollar renovation of its hotel lobby, two restaurants and the addition of two more dining outlets. To showcase the timeless and elegant spaces, resort officials invited members of the press for a one-day event in which they met […]

11.02.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Happenings, Photos ·
Chantal Thomass creates tennis-inspired designs for French Open

Chantal Thomass creates tennis-inspired designs for French Open

(Relaxnews) – After giving a makeover to the Diet Coke can for a limited edition, the French stylist known for her chic and sexy lingerie is bringing her designs to the tennis court for a new capsule collection. The line will launch on May 24, the day before the start of the French Open. Tennis […]

09.02.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Photos, Sports & Recreation ·
Versace celebrates Valentine’s Day with rubies

Versace celebrates Valentine’s Day with rubies

(Relaxnews) – The Italian fashion and luxury house has revealed a fun and pretty new limited edition jewelry collection in tones of pink, red and gold just in time for Valentine’s Day. Versace’s special jewelry collection designed for the event is called Greca Red Rubies. The glamorous line was inspired by one of Versace’s famed […]

09.02.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Holidays, Home & Garden, Photos, Valentine's Day ·
New York and Paris consider turning subways into retail, dining space

New York and Paris consider turning subways into retail, dining space

(Relaxnews) – It’s a tale of two cities. A bit of forward thinking and ingenuity is driving an emerging trend that would see derelict subway stations transformed into a restaurant or swimming pool, and pop-up stores opening in major metro hubs — on both sides of the Atlantic. It’s an idea born in two cities […]

Valentine’s Day: five women’s fragrance special editions

Valentine’s Day: five women’s fragrance special editions

(Relaxnews) – The countdown to Valentine’s Day has begun, and perfume makers are putting together their most romantic gift sets of the year. We take a look at five of the most notable limited editions available for Valentine’s Day 2014. Loverdose by Diesel Just for lovers, Diesel is presenting its aphrodisiac perfume in a gift […]

02.02.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Holidays, Photos, Valentine's Day ·
Sonia Rykiel Spring-Summer 2014 campaign makes a bold, bright statement

Sonia Rykiel Spring-Summer 2014 campaign makes a bold, bright statement

(Relaxnews) – The Parisian brand’s latest ad campaign, shot by British fashion photographer Craig McDean, features model Karen Elson with a choppy pink and platinum blonde bob. The Sonia Rykiel images for Spring-Summer 2014 were art directed by M/M (Paris). Fashion world regulars known for their Givenchy campaigns, the duo have also worked on visual identities with Björk, Kanye […]

31.01.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Photos ·
What to eat to usher in wealth and prosperity for Chinese New Year

What to eat to usher in wealth and prosperity for Chinese New Year

(Relaxnews) – As the biggest holiday on the Asian calendar approaches, households around the world are stocking their pantries and fridges full of foods like oranges, dried coconut, noodles and whole fish to ensure an auspicious beginning to the lunar New Year. Celebrate the year of the horse with some of these foods and dishes […]

British bakers crowned kings of European pastry making

British bakers crowned kings of European pastry making

(Relaxnews) – British bakers have earned bragging rights to being the best in Europe, after a pair of English pastry chefs won the World Pastry Cup in Switzerland this week. British duo Barry Johnson of chocolate boutique Rococo Chocolates and Nicolas Belorgey of the Cordon Bleu London trumped their European rivals with their Lion King-themed […]

29.01.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Photos ·
Five exotic foods for weight loss

Five exotic foods for weight loss

(Relaxnews) – Of course, there is no such thing as a miracle food, and losing weight is only possible through a change in overall diet and exercise. Nonetheless, there are those who swear by certain foods or supplements when it comes to helping them shed pounds. Is it a placebo effect, or is there something […]

27.01.2014 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Photos ·
Top 5 detoxifying foods

Top 5 detoxifying foods

(Relaxnews) – There is no such thing as a truly detoxifying food, according to Nathalie Negro, a nutritionist at French weight loss resort Thermes de Brides-les-Bains. Nonetheless, most fruits and vegetables are rich in potassium and low in sodium, which means that they have particularly effective diuretic properties. They may also be rich in antioxidants, […]

23.01.2014 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Photos ·
Choose the David Beckham Super Bowl ad

Choose the David Beckham Super Bowl ad

(Relaxnews) – David Beckham will be starring in a new campaign film for his H&M bodywear line shot by the Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn (the man behind Ryan Gosling smash hits “Drive” and “Only God Forgives”), which will be screened during the NFL Super Bowl set to take place on February 2. From January […]

Haute couture shows: highlights from day 2

Haute couture shows: highlights from day 2

(Relaxnews) – As the shows continue, we take a moment to examine the collections that stood out from the rest on the second day of Spring-Summer 2014 haute couture fashion week in Paris: Christian Dior, Giambattista Valli and Alexis Mabille. Christian Dior In an immaculate white setting, Raf Simons presented pieces with precise, geometrical tailoring as […]

21.01.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Photos ·
Haute couture shows: highlights from days 1 and 2

Haute couture shows: highlights from days 1 and 2

(Relaxnews) – Designers began unveiling the latest haute couture collections in Paris on Sunday, January 19, and the fashion shows will continue throughout the week. We take a look at the inspirations and trends that have emerged so far from the Spring-Summer 2014 haute couture collections. Atelier Versace Donatella Versace outfitted her models like contemporary goddesses, […]

20.01.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Photos ·
Just Cavalli goes to Ibiza for Spring-Summer 2014

Just Cavalli goes to Ibiza for Spring-Summer 2014

(Relaxnews) – The Italian brand has released its latest sun-splattered print campaign, shot in Ibiza by Giampaolo Sgura. For Spring-Summer 2014, Just Cavalli has relaunched its ‘Love Revolution’ spirit theme which also appeared in last season’s images. Styled by Véronique Didry (who also worked on the Sportmax Code S/S 14 Campaign) and photographed by Giampaolo Sgura, who has […]

16.01.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Online, Photos, Videos ·
Eva Mendes returns in latest Vogue Eyewear campaign

Eva Mendes returns in latest Vogue Eyewear campaign

(Relaxnews) – Once again, the American actress has posed for renowned Peruvian fashion photographer Mario Testino in the latest Vogue Eyewear campaign. Shot by Mario Testino, who has collaborated with Vogue Eyewear for several years now, the campaign presents the design house’s latest frames, emphasizing the bright colors and chic details that characterize this Spring-Summer […]

16.01.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Photos ·
Hotly anticipated perfumes arriving in 2014

Hotly anticipated perfumes arriving in 2014

(Relaxnews) – The start of 2014 will be an exciting time for perfume lovers, and particularly for fans of the floral essences that always herald the arrival of spring. We take a look at some of the fragrances slated to arrive in stores over the coming months. La Tentation de Nina by Nina Ricci In […]

14.01.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Photos ·
Daria Werbowy stars in Balenciaga Spring-Summer 2014 campaign

Daria Werbowy stars in Balenciaga Spring-Summer 2014 campaign

(Relaxnews) – The Parisian brand has unveiled its latest advertising images, starring Canadian beauty Daria Werbowy, who was photographed by fashion legend Steven Klein. Already the face of Céline and Salvatore Ferragamo this season, the 30 year-old model has bagged another high-profile campaign, picked by Balenciaga creative director Alexander Wang as the star of his latest campaign. […]

14.01.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, International Stars, Photos ·
Milan menswear shows: day two highlights

Milan menswear shows: day two highlights

(Relaxnews) – On Sunday, the second day of Milan men’s fashion week for the Fall-Winter 2014/15 season, the fashion world turned its attention to the latest collections from some of the biggest names in style, including Bottega Veneta, Missoni and Prada. Bottega Veneta The athletic silhouettes of Bottega Veneta’s runway models were exhibited in simple, […]

13.01.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Photos ·
Fashion week: music from the London men’s shows

Fashion week: music from the London men’s shows

(Relaxnews) – This past week, designers in London showed their Fall/Winter 2014 men’s collections. Here are some of the best tracks which blasted out of speakers while the models strutted their stuff on the runway. Burberry  As usual, Christopher Bailey was all about promoting young live musical talent when it came to soundtracking his Burberry […]

10.01.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Film, Home & Garden, Music, Online, Photos, Videos ·
Nike unveils three Air Max retakes

Nike unveils three Air Max retakes

(Relaxnews) – After announcing a fresh update to its classic Nike Air Max last month with the Air Max Lunar 90, the Swoosh brand has unveiled two additional looks: the Air Max 90 Jacquard and Air Max 90 Ice. One of the more popular Air Max styles, the Air Max Lunar90 ($130) features Nike’s cushioning […]

Makeup: shimmer and metallic tones a must this Christmas season

Makeup: shimmer and metallic tones a must this Christmas season

(Relaxnews) – This year’s holiday makeup is directly inspired by the Fall-Winter 2013-2014 collections, but with even more shimmer and with a number of more traditional colors (including gold and silver). As always at this time of year, beauty brands have presented enchanting collections worthy of the most special occasions, including Christmas and New Year’s […]

Temperature rises for Art Basel Miami Beach 2013

Temperature rises for Art Basel Miami Beach 2013

(Relaxnews) – The spotlight remains on Miami this week as Art Basel Miami Beach hits town. Overlapping with global exhibition forum Design Miami, the Art Basel event will showcase 258 galleries from 31 different countries, exhibiting the most current trends in contemporary art. The show is broken down into seven sectors covering all aspects of […]

05.12.2013 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment, Photos ·
PHL Consulate General in Los Angeles Commemorates 150th Birth Anniversary of Andres Bonifacio

PHL Consulate General in Los Angeles Commemorates 150th Birth Anniversary of Andres Bonifacio

Los Angeles  – The Philippine Consulate General in cooperation with the Philippine Heritage Institute International (PHII) and the Philippine Institute of Language, Arts & Culture (PILAC) and Panorama Knights, Inc. commemorated the 150th Birth Anniversary of Andres Bonifacio at the Rizal Hall of the Consulate General on 20 November 2013. Consul General Maria Hellen Barber […]

27.11.2013 · Filled under: Local News, Photos ·
Batmobile replica heading to auction

Batmobile replica heading to auction

(Relaxnews) – An almost exact replica of the Tim Burton-era Batmobile is poised to go under the hammer at a Historics at Brooklands auction this weekend in the UK where it could fetch up to $140,000. All that’s missing from the custom-built homage are the side-mounted, pop-up Browning machine guns, but all of the other details, from […]

L’Oréal Professional launches hair chalk

L’Oréal Professional launches hair chalk

(Relaxnews) – L’Oréal has joined the trend for hair chalking with a line-up of fun temporary colors designed to mimic the way women change their nail polish. The colors are applied to hair as a liquid, then dry to a powdery finish. The product washes out with shampoo, and the colors can be mixed to […]

16.11.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Online, Photos, Videos ·
Top trend: denim pencil skirts

Top trend: denim pencil skirts

(Relaxnews) – Just like its sibling jeans, denim pencil skirts are endlessly versatile: casual yet sexy, retro yet edgy, paired with summery or cozy tops, it’s a sophisticated wardrobe staple as these Polyvore sets demonstrate. Journey into blue Monki skirt and top, Dr. Martens shoes, Thierry Lasry sunglasses http://www.polyvore.com/white_denim/set?id=94907321   70s styling Burberry London skirt, Raxevsky top, […]

14.11.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Online, Photos ·
Campari unveils 2014 celebrity calendar starring Uma Thurman

Campari unveils 2014 celebrity calendar starring Uma Thurman

(Relaxnews) – The famous Italian beverage has presented the images from its latest celebrity calendar. This 15th edition highlights the classic beauty of one of Quentin Tarantino’s muses, Uma Thurman, and the theme “Worldwide Celebrations.” The images were shot by photographer Koto Bolofo. Each month within the calendar honors a particular culture and one of […]

Philippine Consulate General Signs Cooperative Agreement with US Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division

Philippine Consulate General Signs Cooperative Agreement with US Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division

Los Angeles, 28 October 2013. – An alliance agreement signed today by the Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles and the US Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (US DOL WHD), Western and Southwest Regional Offices, aims to educate Filipino workers, both legal and illegal, on their rights to fair wages and working conditions. […]

04.11.2013 · Filled under: Local News, Photos ·
Top trend: polka dot blouses

Top trend: polka dot blouses

(Relaxnews) – Whether they’re large or small, multicolored or monochrome, whimsical or elegantly restrained, wearing polka dots has the same effect as tossing confetti at a party or special event: it always bestows a sweetness and lightness on the outfit. These Polyvore uses demonstrate how polka dots work in casual shorts looks as well as […]

04.11.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Online, Photos ·
Short Film “Freight Train” to Screen at One Fil-Am Festival

Short Film “Freight Train” to Screen at One Fil-Am Festival

With Special Appearances by Raymond Bagatsing, Radhaa Nilia, and Ayvee Verzonilla LOS ANGELES CA – 2013 short film Freight Train will screen at Barnsdall Gallery Theater at 4800 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles CA 90027 on November 16th, 2013 at 3:30pm. A special appearance will be made by Actor Raymond Bagatsing, Actress/Producer Radhaa Nilia, and Producer/Songwriter […]

01.11.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Film, Happenings, Photos ·
Philippine Consulate General Hosts Philippine American History/Heritage Night

Philippine Consulate General Hosts Philippine American History/Heritage Night

Los Angeles, 28 October 2013 – The Philippine Consulate General hosted a Philippine American History/Heritage Night at the Rizal Hall on 24 October 2013 in honor of the Filipino-American History Month. This event was organized by the Consulate General in coordination with the Philippine Heritage International Institute (PHII), Philippine Institute of Language, Arts and Culture […]

01.11.2013 · Filled under: Local News, Photos ·
PHL Consulate General commemorates 69th Anniv. of Leyte Landing

PHL Consulate General commemorates 69th Anniv. of Leyte Landing

Los Angeles, 21 October 2013 – The Philippine Consulate General commemorated the 69th Anniversary of the Leyte Landing and Philippine Liberation in the Second World War with a public program at the Rizal Hall preceded by the launching of the Exhibit of Philippine Liberation Memorabilia and Photos at the Sentro Rizal on 19 October 2013. The event was organized […]

23.10.2013 · Filled under: Local News, Photos ·
New book tells the story of Louis Vuitton’s ‘city bags’

New book tells the story of Louis Vuitton’s ‘city bags’

(Relaxnews) – Since establishing its reputation as a purveyor of fine monogrammed luggage over a century ago, the Louis Vuitton brand has evolved to meet the demands of modern women, both in terms of fashion trends and lifestyle. This evolution is explored with an almost scientific rigor in “Louis Vuitton City Bags: A Natural History,” […]

20.10.2013 · Filled under: Art, Beauty & Style, Books, Entertainment, Photos ·
Trend report: makeup looks from the Paris runways

Trend report: makeup looks from the Paris runways

(Relaxnews) – After legions of nude lips and smooth cheeks in New York, London, and Milan, makeup got a little wilder in Paris. ‘Nude’ beauty has been one of this season’s big stories, and while plenty of big-name shows including Chloé and Balmain went for very natural, fresh-faced looks, Paris Fashion Week was been marked […]

03.10.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Photos ·
Charlotte Olympia creates special Halloween collection

Charlotte Olympia creates special Halloween collection

(Relaxnews) – The London-based shoe designer has decided to celebrate Halloween with a special North American capsule collection created especially for the ghoulish holiday. Charlotte Olympia’s last capsule saw the London footwear fanatic dream up punk versions of her classic designs to celebrate this summer’s “Punk: Chaos to Couture” exhibition at the Costume Institute at […]

25.09.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Halloween, Home & Garden, Online, Photos ·
Mark Dacascos, Janice Hahn, Among FPAC 22 Guests

Mark Dacascos, Janice Hahn, Among FPAC 22 Guests

22nd Annual Festival of Philippine Arts highlights include appearances from Iron Chef & Hawaii Five-O star Mark Dacascos & Congresswoman Janice Hahn, along with Dakila’s return to LA and festival favorite Rex Naverrete The largest and longest-running Filipino tradition in Southern California once again delighted audiences at the 22nd annual Festival of Philippine Arts & […]

24.09.2013 · Filled under: Happenings, Photos ·
Philippines Showcases Tourism at the 22nd Festival of Philippine Arts and Culture

Philippines Showcases Tourism at the 22nd Festival of Philippine Arts and Culture

Los Angeles, 17 September 2013 – The Philippine Consulate General participated at the 22nd Festival of Philippine Arts and Culture (FPAC) held at Point Fermin Park, San Pedro, California from 07 to 08 September 2013. The 22nd FPAC is organized by Fil-Am Arts and is considered Southern California’s largest and longest-running Filipino cultural celebration and exhibit featuring Philippine […]

19.09.2013 · Filled under: Local News, Photos ·
Frankfurt: top 5 supercar superstars

Frankfurt: top 5 supercar superstars

(Relaxnews) – In the constant stream of new vehicle announcements from the Frankfurt Motor Show, which takes place through September 22, supercar presentations never fail to stand out. Here is a selection of five models that stole the spotlight on the Ferrari, Porsche, Bugatti, Aston Martin and Lamborghini stands. Ferrari 458 Speciale Ferrari presented the […]

17.09.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Online, Photos ·
PHL CONSULATE GENERAL IN LOS ANGELES SUPPORTS U.S. DOL’S EDUCATION INITIATIVE ON WORKER’S RIGHTS

PHL CONSULATE GENERAL IN LOS ANGELES SUPPORTS U.S. DOL’S EDUCATION INITIATIVE ON WORKER’S RIGHTS

Los Angeles, 10 September 2013 – On the occasion of Labor Rights Week 2013, Consul General Maria Hellen Barber Dela Vega expressed support for the US Department of Labor’s (US DOL) initiative to educate Filipino migrant workers on labor rights. On 5 September 2013, Consul General Dela Vega chaired a panel discussion to discuss issues concerning labor, with the underlying goal of informing […]

17.09.2013 · Filled under: Local News, Photos ·
Five of the most impressive yachts at the Cannes Festival de Plaisance

Five of the most impressive yachts at the Cannes Festival de Plaisance

(Relaxnews) – Visitors to the Festival de Plaisance in Cannes, this September 10-15, will get a first look at around 100 new boats, each more luxurious than the last. Here we take a look at the five models likely to stand out as the most impressive. A catamaran with 280 square meters of living space […]

01.09.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Photos, Sports & Recreation ·
Children’s clothing collections echo this season’s adult ready-to-wear looks

Children’s clothing collections echo this season’s adult ready-to-wear looks

(Relaxnews) – Graphic motifs, animal prints, plaids, leather, tweed and metallic fabrics: the latest trends from the world of adult fashion are making their way into this season’s collections for children and teens. These brands have put together miniature versions of their Fall/Winter ready-to-wear collections so that kids can look as stylish as their parents […]

30.08.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Online, Photos ·
Robert Pattinson for Dior Homme: countdown to the commercial

Robert Pattinson for Dior Homme: countdown to the commercial

(Relaxnews) – Dior has released new pictures of its latest fragrance campaign starring Hollywood hearthrob Robert Pattinson days ahead of the release of the commercial film. With the full advert set to be unveiled this Sunday (September 1), fans of both the classic Dior fragrance and British actor Robert Pattinson, have been treated to another […]

30.08.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Hollywood Stars, Online, Photos ·
Top health/fitness apps: Zero Stress, HRV4 Training

Top health/fitness apps: Zero Stress, HRV4 Training

(Relaxnews) – Top health and fitness apps in iTunes charts in countries around the globe include an app for managing high-stress moments and another that checks if you’re overly zealous in your training. Here are details on a selection of top ten iTunes paid and free health and fitness apps by country/region for the week, […]

PHILIPPINE CONSUL GENERAL WELCOMES AGRI-BUSINESS MISSION

PHILIPPINE CONSUL GENERAL WELCOMES AGRI-BUSINESS MISSION

Los Angeles – 19 August 2013, Philippine Consul General Maria Hellen Barber De La Vega welcomes the Outbound Business Mission (“Barkadahan 2013”) with a reception at the Consul General’s Official Residence in Los Angeles on 13 August 2013. The Agri-Business Mission was organized by the Department of Agriculture (DAR) and led by DAR Assistant Secretary […]

21.08.2013 · Filled under: Local News, Photos ·
Megan Young is Miss World 2013

Megan Young is Miss World 2013

MANILA, Aug 19 (Mabuhay) — Actress Megan Young lived up to her frontrunner billing and won the Miss World Philippines 2013 title Sunday night at the Grand Ballroom of the Solaire Resort and Casino-Manila in Pasay City. In what was probably the most lopsided contest in the history of the prestigious beauty pageant, Megan won eight […]

20.08.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Filipino Stars, Photos ·
New image: Robert Pattinson for Dior

New image: Robert Pattinson for Dior

(Relaxnews) – Suspense is mounting around the new Dior campaign, with pictures of “Twilight” heartthrob Robert Pattison being revealed one by one. Fans will still have to wait a few more weeks before the video by Romain Gavras is released but they have one more image to contemplate — the third. Robert Pattinson seems to […]

06.08.2013 · Filled under: Hollywood Stars, Online, Photos ·
Top trend: Yellow bags 8 photos

Top trend: Yellow bags 8 photos

(Relaxnews) – A burst of sunshine in accessory form, yellow bags lift an outfit while remaining surprisingly edgy. These Polyvore users show us how they’re fashion-forward and happiness-boosting all in one – Citrus twist Bag, dress, jacket and sunglasses via banggood.com, Pull & Bear shoes http://www.polyvore.com/it_was_all_yellow/set?id=87355889 Edgy petals Bag via rabeanco.com, dress and sunglasses via chicwish.com, top via […]

05.08.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Online, Photos ·
THOUSANDS DANCE TOGETHER IN JOYOUS NATIONAL DANCE DAY CELEBRATION AT GRAND PARK

THOUSANDS DANCE TOGETHER IN JOYOUS NATIONAL DANCE DAY CELEBRATION AT GRAND PARK

– Official West Coast Event Draws Diverse Audience of All Skill Levels to Dance with “So You Think You Can Dance’s” Nigel Lythgoe, Adam Shankman, Napoleon and Tabitha Dumo and in Grand Park’s Historic Fountain – LOS ANGELES (July 27, 2013) – More than 5,000 dance and fitness lovers of all ages joined together in […]

31.07.2013 · Filled under: Happenings, Photos ·
PHILIPPINE CONSULATE GENERAL ATTENDS 27th ANNIVERSARY OF OLD FORT MACARTHUR DAYS 2013

PHILIPPINE CONSULATE GENERAL ATTENDS 27th ANNIVERSARY OF OLD FORT MACARTHUR DAYS 2013

Los Angeles, 16 July 2013 – The Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles attended the 27th Anniversary of the Old Fort MacArthur Days held at the Fort MacArthur Museum and the Historic Osgood-Farley Battery Site in San Pedro, Los Angeles County on 13 July 2013. The Consulate representatives were led by Deputy Consul General Daniel […]

19.07.2013 · Filled under: Local News, Photos ·
Elie Saab unveils autumn-winter campaign

Elie Saab unveils autumn-winter campaign

(Relaxnews) – The brand’s new campaign features Estonian supermodel Karmen Pedaru. Photographed by legendary fashion snapper Craig McDean, the new campaign for Lebanese luxury designer Elie Saab features Karmen Pedaru lounging around a luxurious apartment in the latest autumn-winter collection. Light moves from dawn to dusk in the photos, showing off the elegant lace and […]

16.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Photos, Videos ·
Photo of the day: a royal teddy bear

Photo of the day: a royal teddy bear

(Relaxnews) – Just like this Prince Harry lookalike photographed outside St Mary’s Hospital in London, the world is awaiting the arrival of the royal baby — the first child of Prince William and Catherine, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Will it be a boy? A girl? Will the name be Alexandra? George? Will the […]

16.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, International Stars, Photos ·
Volvo’s 2020 vision

Volvo’s 2020 vision

(Relaxnews) – Volvo has this week been demonstrating six new technological world firsts to the world’s motoring press that the company hopes will help it reach its ultimate goal to ensure that by 2020 no one is seriously injured or killed while driving or traveling in a new Volvo car. The company is famous for […]

06.07.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Motoring, Online, Photos, Science & Technology ·
Royal Ascot 2013: dramatic hats

Royal Ascot 2013: dramatic hats

(Relaxnews) – Europe’s best-attended horse-racing meeting, Royal Ascot draws around 300,000 visitors every year, who flock to the Berkshire racecourse for the five-day festival which is famous for its stylish ladies and dramatic hats. Anneka Tanaka-Svenska TV presenter and conservationist Anneka Tanaka-Svenska wore a hat designed by Louis Mariette. Racegoers Racegoers approach the Royal enclosure where top […]

21.06.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, International Stars, Offbeat, Photos ·
US Secretary of State John Kerry hands over the “2013 Hero Acting To End Modern-Day Slavery Award” to OFW advocate Susan Ople

US Secretary of State John Kerry hands over the “2013 Hero Acting To End Modern-Day Slavery Award” to OFW advocate Susan Ople

WASHINGTON, DC. US Secretary of State John Kerry hands over the “2013 Hero Acting To End Modern-Day Slavery Award” to OFW advocate Susan Ople in recognition of her outspoken advocacy on behalf of the millions of overseas Filipino workers during today’s recognition rites for this year’s Trafficking in Persons Hero Awardees held at the Benajim Franklin […]

20.06.2013 · Filled under: Local News, Photos ·
Philippine Embassy in DC Marks Independence Day by Sharing Good News about Economic Transformation

Philippine Embassy in DC Marks Independence Day by Sharing Good News about Economic Transformation

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Philippine Embassy marked the 115th year of Philippine Independence on Wednesdaywith a well-attended diplomatic reception that allowed it to share the good news about the economic transformation taking place in the country. “Truly, we have much to celebrate as a country and as a people. Hope is permeating the Philippines today and a renewed […]

16.06.2013 · Filled under: News, Photos ·
Star Trek-like underwater hotel to open in Maldives

Star Trek-like underwater hotel to open in Maldives

(Relaxnews) – A futuristic-looking luxury hotel made up of spaceship-like discs that recalls Star Trek’s Enterprise is set to be built partially underwater in the Maldives. The Polish developers of the Water Discus Hotel received the green light last week by the national ministry of tourism to begin construction off the island of Kuredhivaru, where the ambitious […]

14.06.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Photos ·
The best notebooks at Computex 2013

The best notebooks at Computex 2013

(Relaxnews) – We round up some of the most interesting and elegant portable PCs from this year’s event, from notebook hybrids to energy-efficient ultrabooks. Sony Vaio Duo 13 Ultrabook The Japanese tech company describes the VAIO Duo’s design as a ‘Surf Slider,’ in other words, a clever hinge joining the screen to the keyboard that […]

12.06.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Online, Photos, Science & Technology ·
“We are for Peace but be Prepared to Defend PH Territory,” Cuisia Tells Crew of Ramon Alcaraz

“We are for Peace but be Prepared to Defend PH Territory,” Cuisia Tells Crew of Ramon Alcaraz

CHARLESTON, South Carolina—The Philippines will exert all efforts to ease tensions in the West Philippine Sea but it will also defend its territory if needed, Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia Jr. told the officers and crew of the country’s newest warship, the BRP Ramon Alcaraz (PF-16), on the eve of its departure for Manila. “As you know, there […]

11.06.2013 · Filled under: Local News, Photos ·
CFDA awards: the winners

CFDA awards: the winners

(Relaxnews) – The annual awards hosted by the Council of Fashion Designers of America celebrate the creative achievements of the the US fashion industry with a glamorous and star-studded bash. This year was no different; notable winners announced Monday night in New York City include the Proenza Schouler boys Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez who […]

04.06.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Hollywood Stars, International Stars, Photos ·
Cuisia Leads Economic Diplomacy Blitz in North Carolina, Virginia

Cuisia Leads Economic Diplomacy Blitz in North Carolina, Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Philippines continues to take advantage of its new status as an emerging tiger with by intensifying its economic diplomacy blitz in the United States to promote greater trade and investment. The focus of the latest economic diplomacy efforts were the states of North Carolina and Virginia, which were visited by Ambassador Jose L. […]

28.05.2013 · Filled under: Local News, Photos ·
Moda Operandi unveils luxury punk collection

Moda Operandi unveils luxury punk collection

(Relaxnews) – The American online fashion site has worked with designers including Moschino, Givenchy and Thom Browne to create a punk-inspired capsule collection for the Metropolitan Museum’s “Punk: Chaos to Couture.” Luxury labels Balmain, Dolce & Gabbana, Eddie Borgo, Ek Thongprasert, Givenchy, House of Waris, Moschino, Prabal Gurung, Preen, Rodarte, Thom Browne, and Vivienne Westwood have combined forces […]

03.05.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Happenings, Photos ·
LA Autism Walk Hosts 40,000 Attendees and Raises Over $1.8M for Autism

LA Autism Walk Hosts 40,000 Attendees and Raises Over $1.8M for Autism

Celebrity attendees included Holly Robinson Peete PASADENA, CA—40,000 community autism supporters united for a single cause at the 11th annual Los Angeles Walk Now for Autism Speaks at the Pasadena Rose Bowl on Saturday, April 20, 2013. The event raised more than $1.8M for autism. Powered by volunteers and families with loved ones on the autism […]

28.04.2013 · Filled under: Happenings, Photos ·
Cherry Blossom Princesses

Cherry Blossom Princesses

The 2013 Cherry Blossom Princesses visited the Philippine Embassy today as part of their weeklong education and cultural exchange program, which provides an opportunity for young women from across the United States and around the world to come together and network.  The mission of the program is to have the Cherry Blossom Princesses participate in […]

12.04.2013 · Filled under: Local News, Photos ·
The Music Center Announces 2013-14 Season

The Music Center Announces 2013-14 Season

 Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center to Feature Six Major Premieres; World City Introduces LA to Renowned World Music, Dance, and Theatre Artists; Nationally Recognized Active Arts Gives the Community 25 Different Ways to Engage Directly with the Arts – – Renae Williams Niles Named New Head of Programming –           April […]

12.04.2013 · Filled under: Happenings, Photos ·
Journey at Pechanga, hosts the prestigious Sing Tao’s 3rd Annual Golf Tournament  and the exclusive KoreAM 2013 Pro-AM

Journey at Pechanga, hosts the prestigious Sing Tao’s 3rd Annual Golf Tournament and the exclusive KoreAM 2013 Pro-AM

Journey at Pechanga is home to Pechanga Resort & Casino’s premiere championship golf course.  Dedicated to marketing this fabulous course to their many Asian golfers and casino patrons, Pechanga proudly sponsored Sing Tao’s 3rd Annual Golf Tournament on April 1, 2013.  Boasting a full field of over 130 golfers, car giveaways and many other prizes, […]

11.04.2013 · Filled under: Photos, Sports & Recreation ·
Felix Reginald Lopez declared Order of Demolay, National Ritual Champion

Felix Reginald Lopez declared Order of Demolay, National Ritual Champion

Reginald Lopez, Master Councilor of Walt Disney Chapter, Order of Demolay, Anaheim, California, was recently declared the 2013 Frank Marshall Tournament of Champions for the Open Division of Ceremony of Lights in Dallas, Texas on March 24, 2013. Representing the Southern California Jurisdiction, he defeated competitors from Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Colorado and Arkansas, with […]

11.04.2013 · Filled under: Local News, Photos ·
US Reiterates Commitment to Address Grounding of USS Guardian, Full Cooperation on Independent Probe by PH

US Reiterates Commitment to Address Grounding of USS Guardian, Full Cooperation on Independent Probe by PH

WASHINGTON, D.C. (2 April 2013) – Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert F. Del Rosario and US Secretary of State John F. Kerry speak before media before their meeting at the State Department.  In his statement before media, Secretary Del Rosario expressed how much the Philippines values Secretary Kerry’s extensive experience in foreign relations, his understanding of […]

03.04.2013 · Filled under: Local News, Photos ·
Works of FilAm Artist Alfonso Ossorio on Exhibit in D.C.

Works of FilAm Artist Alfonso Ossorio on Exhibit in D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The abstract expressionist works of noted Filipino-American artist and art patron Alfonso Ossorio (1916-1990) drew raves when they went on exhibit at a private museum here on Thursday. The Philippine Embassy, which collaborated with the Phillips Collection for its “Phillips After 5” event for the month of March, said almost 700 guests led by […]

11.03.2013 · Filled under: Local News, Photos, U.S. News ·
Embassy Holds Second Youth Forum

Embassy Holds Second Youth Forum

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Philippine Embassy in Washington D.C., and the Filipino Inter-Collegiate Networking Dialogue of District VI held the second “Merienda with Ambassador Cuisia” Youth Forum at the Catholic University of America on 3 March 2013. The forum, which is a project of Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. and his wife, Ma. Victoria, was held at […]

06.03.2013 · Filled under: Photos, U.S. News ·
SAVE THE DATE: Los Angeles Walk Now for Autism Speaks – April 20, 2013

SAVE THE DATE: Los Angeles Walk Now for Autism Speaks – April 20, 2013

PASADENA, CA— 40,000 community autism supporters are expected to unite for a single cause at the 11th annual Los Angeles Walk Now for Autism Speaks at the Pasadena Rose Bowl on Saturday, April 20, 2013. Members of the media are invited to attend the event, interview and photograph participants, volunteers and special guests. Registration begins at 8 […]

06.03.2013 · Filled under: Happenings, Health & Fitness, Photos ·
Escape to Pechanga Resort & Casino

Escape to Pechanga Resort & Casino

Pechanga Resort & Casino located in Temecula Valley is home to one of California’s most reputed, beautiful and multi-awarded golf courses: The Journey at Pechanga. Due to the popularity of golf in the 20th and 21st century, the craftsmanship and design of golf courses has become a highly competitive, artful craft that few have truly […]

03.03.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Photos, Sports & Recreation ·
Travelers name Disney Fantasy world’s best cruise experience

Travelers name Disney Fantasy world’s best cruise experience

(Relaxnews) – The newest addition to Disney’s fleet of luxury cruise ships that can accommodate 4,000 people and counts 14 towering decks dominated a readers’ choice poll of the world’s best cruise ships. According to readers of Cruise Critic – an offshoot of TripAdvisor – the Disney Fantasy is the best in class when it comes to […]

28.02.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Photos ·
Oscars 2013: Looks from the red carpet

Oscars 2013: Looks from the red carpet

(Relaxnews) – Sunday night at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles was a night of dramatic looks, with some stars choosing fairytale princess looks and others opting for edgier, almost futuristic column-style gowns on the red carpet of the 85th Oscars awards. Kristen Stewart Kristen Stewart, who presented at the 85th Oscars Sunday night, wore […]

25.02.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Hollywood Stars, Photos ·
U.S. Congressional delegation discusses veterans’ welfare, West PHL Sea with Secretary del Rosario

U.S. Congressional delegation discusses veterans’ welfare, West PHL Sea with Secretary del Rosario

United States (U.S.) Representative Jeff Miller met today with Secretary of Foreign Affairs Albert F. del Rosario together with U.S. Representatives Gus Bilirakis, Timothy Walz, Michael Michaud, and Josiah Bonner at the Carlos P. Garcia Conference Room of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) in Pasay City. Representative Miller is the Chairman of the US […]

21.02.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News, Photos ·
Kidlat super villains, revealed

Kidlat super villains, revealed

Things just got tougher for everyone’s favorite Pinoy superhero as Kidlat (Derek Ramsay) faces the slew of super villains Vincent (Baron Geisler) gathered. He first finds orphaned twins Francine and Francis played by Artista Academy graduates Shaira Mae and Mark Neumann. The seemingly ordinary teens possess the power to produce ice and fire, transforming into […]

20.02.2013 · Filled under: News, Photos ·
Foods to usher in wealth and prosperity for Chinese New Year

Foods to usher in wealth and prosperity for Chinese New Year

(Relaxnews) – As the biggest holiday on the Asian calendar approaches, households around the world are stocking their pantries and fridges full of foods like oranges, dried coconut, noodles and whole fish to ensure an auspicious beginning to the lunar New Year. Take a tour of some of the foods thought to usher in prosperity, […]

07.02.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Lunar New Year, Photos ·
Golden Globes hair tutorials: over-the-shoulder curls

Golden Globes hair tutorials: over-the-shoulder curls

(Relaxnews) – Jessica Alba, Megan Fox and Jennifer Lopez all rocked a glamorous sweep of hair over one shoulder at this year’s Golden Globes awards in Los Angeles. Here are three methods you can follow for a gorgeous over-the-shoulder look. Option 1 – Pins Celebrity hair stylist Angelo David loved the look. Yes, it’s big […]

22.01.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Hollywood Stars, Photos, Videos ·
Top 10 hotels in the world: TripAdvisor

Top 10 hotels in the world: TripAdvisor

(Relaxnews) – A luxury, ocean-side resort in Hawaii beat out 6,000 other properties to take the title of top luxury hotel in the world, according to members of TripAdvisor. Here are the top hotels around the world according to the website’s 11th edition of the Traveler’s Choice Awards 2013 and what TripAdvisor members said about […]

17.01.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Photos ·
January lookbook index: top 10 street styles from around the world

January lookbook index: top 10 street styles from around the world

(Relaxnews) – The kids from Lookbook are back again with some slick street style with crop tops, cropped jackets and plenty of attitude in the mix. Key accessories this week include studded baseball hats, beanies, and fun headpieces, and as usual the girls are showing off their legs, both bare (in warmer climes) and wrapped up in […]

15.01.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Photos ·
Walgreens opens flagship store in Hollywood

Walgreens opens flagship store in Hollywood

On December 1st, Walgreens welcomed the public to the official opening of its 8,000th store, which also happened to be its flagship location on the West Coast. The store features a modern, revolutionary style, one that, in conjunction with its iconic location on the corner of Sunset and Vine, creates a truly unique experience and […]

07.12.2012 · Filled under: Destinations, Photos ·
Death Toll in Louisiana Oil Platform Fire Climbs to 3 as Envoy Rejects Insinuations Filipinos Responsible for Accident

Death Toll in Louisiana Oil Platform Fire Climbs to 3 as Envoy Rejects Insinuations Filipinos Responsible for Accident

NEW ORLEANS—The death toll in the November 16 explosion and fire that hit an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico has climbed to three after authorities positively identified the body recovered on Monday (Tuesday in Manila) as that of a missing Filipino worker. The recovery and identification of the remains of Jerome Malagapo came […]

04.12.2012 · Filled under: Local News, Photos ·
Rent ‘Scarface’ villa for the holiday

Rent ‘Scarface’ villa for the holiday

(Relaxnews) – The iconic Californian villa where Brian de Palma shot Scarface is available to rent, for $10,000 a week or $30,000 a month. Fans of legendary Cuban-American gangster Tony Montana, portrayed by Al Pacino in the 1983 movie, will be able to make the most of El Fureidis villa. Located in Coral Gables, Florida in the film, […]

21.11.2012 · Filled under: Destinations, Holidays, Photos ·
Aquino leads awarding rites for 15th anniversary of the Indigenous People’s Rights Act

Aquino leads awarding rites for 15th anniversary of the Indigenous People’s Rights Act

MANILA, Oct 30 (Mabuhay) –President Beningo S. Aquino III led the awarding ceremonies for the late President Corazon C. Aquino (posthumous) and eight others for their valuable help and support for the realization of the Indigenous People’s Rights Act (IPRA) in celebration of its 15th anniversary. The awarding rites, which has for its theme “IPRA […]

01.11.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News, Photos ·
Ambassador Cuisia’s Visit to Utah and Nevada

Ambassador Cuisia’s Visit to Utah and Nevada

MORMON MISSIONARIES. Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia Jr. talks to missionaries of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints who will be assigned to the Philippines during the envoy’s recent visit to the Missionary Training Center in Salt Lake City. During his visit, Ambassador Cuisia also met with church officials where he discussed recent developments […]

22.10.2012 · Filled under: Photos ·
BAYANIHAN

BAYANIHAN

Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. and Ambassador John Maisto, President of the US-Philippines Society, announce the upcoming performances of the Bayanihan before members of the press and leaders of Filipino-American associations during a briefing held at the Philippine Embassy on 15 October 2012. The Bayanihan National Folk Dance Company will be performing at the Lincoln […]

19.10.2012 · Filled under: Photos ·
CRISIS MANAGEMENT

CRISIS MANAGEMENT

Makati Mayor Jejomar Binay Jr. receives from Director James Combs of the Antiterrorism Assistance Program of the Department of State his certificate of participation in the Senior Crisis Management Seminar sponsored by the Office of Anti-Terrorism Assistance of the United States Department of State at the conclusion of their week-long training in Virginia on 12 […]

17.10.2012 · Filled under: Local News, Photos ·
Top 10 street styles from around the world for August

Top 10 street styles from around the world for August

10 photos (Relaxnews) – Lookbook users were into romance-tinged grunge this week with most votes going to unstructured looks in white and black. ©LOOKBOOK.nu/Petra K. Special uses : Use only for LOOKBOOK.nu Lovely autumn (have instagram now) Look by Petra K., 15 year old girl from Umeå, Sweden. Find out more about her style athttp://lookbook.nu/petrakarlsson ©LOOKBOOK.nu/Adam G. Special […]

27.08.2012 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Photos ·
Images of Ninoy Aquino Day

Images of Ninoy Aquino Day

An honor guard plays his trumpet during the commemoration of the 29th death anniversary of the late senator Benigno ‘Ninoy’ Aquino, father of Philippine President Benigno Aquino, in Manila on August 21, 2012. Aquino’s death by a gunman in 1983 sparked massive protests against the Marcos dictatorship that culminated three years later in the People […]

23.08.2012 · Filled under: Photos ·
More images of Secretary Robredo’s memorial

More images of Secretary Robredo’s memorial

23.08.2012 · Filled under: Photos ·
More images of Eid-al Fitr in Manila

More images of Eid-al Fitr in Manila

MANILA, Aug 20 (Mabuhay) — Thousands of Filipino Muslims celebrated Eid al-Fitir with morning prayers as part of an annual celebration marking the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting and prayer. MNS photos:  

22.08.2012 · Filled under: Photos ·
Seven luxurious ways to splurge on running

Seven luxurious ways to splurge on running

7 photos (Relaxnews) – Running is, essentially, a simple, low-budget sport requiring nothing more than a pair of running shoes, a stretch of road, and a bit of motivation. But if you’re looking for easy ways to part with your hard-earned cash, these seven products can help add a little luxury to your daily jogs. […]

21.08.2012 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Photos ·
A look at the Spice Girls’ updated styles at the Olympics

A look at the Spice Girls’ updated styles at the Olympics

(Relaxnews) – The Olympics closing ceremony reunited famed girl group the Spice Girls, who inspired many fashion trends among teens and young women in the 90s, including towering platform shoes. MTV Style has revealed details on the band’s outfit choices and provided a look at the fashion statements made at their comeback show. Victoria Beckham […]

15.08.2012 · Filled under: Photos ·
Top health/fitness apps: diet tracking, muscled chests

Top health/fitness apps: diet tracking, muscled chests

(Relaxnews) – Diet and fitness apps top iTunes charts in countries around the globe, with popular apps including US celebrity Bob Harper’s training app, an app for sculpted chests for beach baring, and an app that tallies up your Weight Watchers points. Here are details on a selection of top-ranking iTunes paid and free health […]

10.08.2012 · Filled under: Photos ·
Images of the week: Lahore, Granada, Cali

Images of the week: Lahore, Granada, Cali

10 photos ©AFP PHOTO/VANDERLEI ALMEIDA Rio de Janeiro View of a sand sculpture in Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, on July 25, 2012. An unusual 32° C (89.6° F) winter temperature is hitting the city which, according to experts, is due to a warm Amazon mass that prevents the cold front from the south […]

08.08.2012 · Filled under: Photos ·
Book releases mark the Rolling Stones’ 50-year anniversary

Book releases mark the Rolling Stones’ 50-year anniversary

(LOS ANGELES-Relaxnews) – On July 12, the Rolling Stones marked the band’s official 50th anniversary of its first concert in London’s Marquee Club with a free exhibition of photographs. An upcoming documentary to cover the span of the band’s history and a series of book releases from biographies to photo collections are also celebrating the […]

02.08.2012 · Filled under: Photos ·
Post-Olympics London: state-of-the-art fitness centers, bike lanes

Post-Olympics London: state-of-the-art fitness centers, bike lanes

(Relaxnews) – While London is coughing up a $15 billion bill for its Summer Olympic Games, fitness-minded visitors will be able to reap the rewards of Olympic fever long after the flame burns out. While navigating the London streets will be tricky business during the Olympics, the British capital expanded its self-service cycle hire scheme, […]

31.07.2012 · Filled under: Photos ·
eBay adding to fashion credentials with London initiative

eBay adding to fashion credentials with London initiative

(Relaxnews) – Following hot on the heels of its recently announced eBay Holiday Collective designer teamup, the online auction site has been confirmed as the new sponsor of the British Fashion Council’s Fashion Forward initiative. The initiative, which helps designers develop and show their collections in London, is now in its sixth year and supports […]

30.07.2012 · Filled under: Photos ·
London 2012: venues in the Olympic Park

London 2012: venues in the Olympic Park

8 photos (Relaxnews) – To welcome the London Olympic Games, which run July 27 – August 12, organizers created a 2.5-square-kilometer park in a previously industrial area of East London. Eight sites have been set up in the park, beginning with the Olympic Stadium, built in the heart of this vast space. Here, a look […]

26.07.2012 · Filled under: Photos, Sports & Recreation ·
‘Halo,’ ‘Call of Duty,’ ‘Just Dance’ titles are 2012’s most anticipated games

‘Halo,’ ‘Call of Duty,’ ‘Just Dance’ titles are 2012’s most anticipated games

(Relaxnews) – Established franchises will rule 2012’s remaining releases, according to a Nielsen poll, while there’s encouraging news for Borderlands 2, NCAA Football 13, and Fable: The Journey. Top five favorites Halo 4 is the most anticipated Xbox 360 game, due November 6, and just squeezing out Call of Duty: Black Ops II. Black Ops […]

24.07.2012 · Filled under: Games, Photos ·
Asia’s low-cost hotel chains aim to give the world value for money

Asia’s low-cost hotel chains aim to give the world value for money

(HONG KONG-Relaxnews) – With the Asian tourism industry set to expand like no other region in the world, there has been welcome news this week that visitors across the scale will be getting more and more accommodation options. A new partnership struck between two of the leaders of the “low-cost” hotel movements — Red Planet […]

20.07.2012 · Filled under: Photos ·
Bond girl beauty icons – from Ursula Andress to Olga Kurylenko

Bond girl beauty icons – from Ursula Andress to Olga Kurylenko

10 photos (Relaxnews) – Whether ally or enemy, Bond girls undoubtedly ooze glamour and sophistication, so in honor of the James Bond franchise’s 50th anniversary and a new exhibition at London’s Barbican celebrating “Fifty Years of Bond Style,” here is a reminder of some of the film’s biggest beauty icons — from Ursula Andress and […]

16.07.2012 · Filled under: Photos ·
Style of Jolie: See Angelina Jolie’s stunning collection of rare jewels

Style of Jolie: See Angelina Jolie’s stunning collection of rare jewels

9 photos (Relaxnews) – Style of Jolie, Angelina Jolie’s jewelry collaboration with designer Robert Procop, will form two month-long pop-up exhibits close to the Mediterranean coast between July 15 and August 15. Running concurrently at the Grand Hotel du Cap Ferrat and Monaco’s prestigious Hotel de Paris, the showcases will present an array of necklaces, […]

11.07.2012 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Photos ·
Haute Couture Fashion Week beauty highlights: Elie Saab, Dior, Chanel

Haute Couture Fashion Week beauty highlights: Elie Saab, Dior, Chanel

11 photos (Relaxnews) – As the world’s most exclusive dress makers presented their Fall/Winter 2012 collections during Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week (July 1-5), top beauty trends included red lips, metallics and rosy cheeks. ©AFP PHOTO / PIERRE VERDY Topsy turvy Upside down ponytails were adorned with ornate jewels at Alexis Mabille, while beauty spots […]

11.07.2012 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Photos ·
(July 27-Aug 12) The Olympics Summer Games London 2012

(July 27-Aug 12) The Olympics Summer Games London 2012

The Olympic Stadium from every angle: 8 photos (Relaxnews) – For the first time in the history of the modern Olympics, London is to serve as the host city of the Summer Games (July 27-August 12). On the occasion, the British capital will welcome spectators in a brand-new Olympic Stadium in East London. It took nearly […]

27.06.2012 · Filled under: Happenings, Photos, Sports & Recreation ·
Images of the week: Madrid, Guatemala City, Manila

Images of the week: Madrid, Guatemala City, Manila

13 photos ©AFP PHOTO/ JAVIER SORIANO Madrid A model poses in a representation of a painting by US artist Edward Hopper entitled ‘Morning Sun’ at the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid on June 11, 2012. ©AFP PHOTO / SEBASTIEN BOZON Basel A visitor passes a work of art of Hamish Fulton on June 12, 2012 during […]

19.06.2012 · Filled under: News, Photos ·
Images of the week: Los Angeles, Vienna, Sao Paulo

Images of the week: Los Angeles, Vienna, Sao Paulo

13 photos ©AFP PHOTO / JOEL SAGET Paris A woman looks at a painting entitled “1024 Farben, 1973” by the German artist Gerhard Richter during the presentation of the exhibition “Gerhard Richter: Panorama” at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, on June 4, 2012. The exhibition which is a major chronological retrospective that includes portraits based […]

11.06.2012 · Filled under: Photos ·
‘Marilyn Monroe: The Exhibit’ at the Hollywood Museum

‘Marilyn Monroe: The Exhibit’ at the Hollywood Museum

(Relaxnews) – To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Marilyn Monroe’s death, the Hollywood Museum in California is hosting an exhibit through September 2 featuring an extensive collection of photographs, clothing, furniture, artwork, and other memorabilia. Central to the exhibit are the works of photographer George Barris, including never-before-seen pictures of the Hollywood icon. Here is […]

11.06.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Photos ·
Images of the week: Melbourne, La Paz, Rome

Images of the week: Melbourne, La Paz, Rome

13 photos ©AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNIS Dunstable, England Elephant keeper Elizabeth Fellows plays football with Donna, a two-year-old elephant at Whipsnade Zoo near Dunstable, central England on May 28, 2012. The elephants were playing with the ball as the zoo prepares to host a sporting extravaganza. ©AFP PHOTO/ FILIPPO MONTEFORTE Rome A woman looks […]

04.06.2012 · Filled under: Photos ·
Images of the week: Manila, New York, Tokyo

Images of the week: Manila, New York, Tokyo

11 photos ©AFP PHOTO / Philippe Lopez Hong Kong Visitors look at a painting by Chinese artist Zhang Xiaogang titled “Brother and Sister” during the soft opening of the Hong Kong International Art Fair in Hong Kong on May 16, 2012. ©AFP PHOTO TIMOTHY A. CLARY New York An installation view of part of “SPACE […]

23.05.2012 · Filled under: Photos ·
Lookbook index: Manila, Poland, Scotland, Cebu

Lookbook index: Manila, Poland, Scotland, Cebu

(Relaxnews) – It’s all about patterns on style sharing community Lookbook this week, with leggings adorned in geometric prints and mini dresses going floaty and floral. ©LOOKBOOK.nu/Juliett K. Special uses : Use only for LOOKBOOK.nu Grimes – Genesis / maffashion Look by Juliett K., “maffashion from POLAND.” Find out more about her style at http://lookbook.nu/user/60600-Juliett-K ©LOOKBOOK.nu/Fanny L. Special uses […]

20.04.2012 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Photos ·
Art Paris Art Fair at the Grand Palais

Art Paris Art Fair at the Grand Palais

12 photos (Relaxnews) – Art Paris returns in 2012 under a new name, Art Paris Art Fair, and new leadership and with new events. Fifty-six percent of the 120 galleries participating are new to Art Paris Art Fair in 2012 and a new section of the fair called Limited Edition will focus on cutting edge […]

29.03.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Photos ·
Fresh ideas about boring airplane seats on display in Hamburg

Fresh ideas about boring airplane seats on display in Hamburg

7 photos (Relaxnews) – Airplane interiors have a reputation of being rather dull — after all, there’s not much you can do with rows of seating, is there? Well actually, it turns out there is. As usual at this year’s Aircraft Interiors Expos, designers and engineers were bursting with new ideas of how the cabin could […]

29.03.2012 · Filled under: Destinations, Photos ·
Disneyland Paris: 20 years of magical rides

Disneyland Paris: 20 years of magical rides

15 photos (Relaxnews) – Disneyland Paris is celebrating its 20th anniversary starting April 1 with a series of special events and a new nighttime show named Disney Dreams! created for the occasion. Over 20 years, the park located in Marne-la-Vallée — which is among the most visited touris destination in France and Europe — has […]

27.03.2012 · Filled under: Destinations, Photos ·
Images of the week: Sao Paulo, Mumbai, Paris

Images of the week: Sao Paulo, Mumbai, Paris

10 photos ©AFP PHOTO / STRINGER Bucharest Romanian woman wears the longest train of a wedding dress in front of the Parliament palace in Bucharest March 20, 2012. The 2,750 meter long train broke a previous record of 2,488 meters. It is made of 4,700 meters of material. ©AFP PHOTO / LOUISA GOULIAMAKI Athens Performers […]

26.03.2012 · Filled under: Offbeat, Photos ·
Award-winning dishes from Bocuse d’Or Europe 2012

Award-winning dishes from Bocuse d’Or Europe 2012

12 photos (Relaxnews) – During a two-day cookout at the Bocuse d’Or Europe — known as the culinary Olympics of the food world — chefs from 20 countries had five and a half hours to prepare two dishes: a fish and meat platter, each with three garnishes. Here are the winning dishes from the top […]

22.03.2012 · Filled under: Home Food, Photos ·
Warner Bros. Studio Tour “The Making of Harry Potter” preview

Warner Bros. Studio Tour “The Making of Harry Potter” preview

  9 photos (Relaxnews) – Warner Bros. Studio Tour London opens March 31, offering visitors, “The Making of Harry Potter,” a behind-the-scenes experience of the cinematic magic of Harry Potter, complete with the actual sets, costumes, animatronics, special effects and props from the eight films in the series. http://www.wbstudiotour.co.uk RC ©Courtesy of Warner Bros. Studio […]

15.03.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Photos ·
Images of the week: Medellin, Mombasa, Havana

Images of the week: Medellin, Mombasa, Havana

11 photos ©AFP PHOTO/ Manan VATSYAYANA Nandgaon, India Indian villagers smear themselves with colours during the Lathmar Holi festival at the Nandji Temple in Nandgaon, some 120 kms from New Delhi, on March 3, 2012. The women of Nandgaon, the hometown of Hindu God Krishna, attack the men from Barsana, the legendary hometown of Radha, […]

12.03.2012 · Filled under: Destinations, Photos ·
Get the look: Avril Lavigne

Get the look: Avril Lavigne

8 photos (Relaxnews) – Pop star Avril Lavigne has been impressing users of Polyvore with her edgy red carpet choices and rocky casual looks. See how they recreate her style here. ©nathaly-14/Polyvore Special uses : Use only Get the look: Avril Lavigne/Polyvore Rock chic Top from topshop.com, jacket from stylebop.com, pants from net-a-porter.com, Alexander Wang bag, boots from […]

12.03.2012 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Photos ·
Tim Burton’s multimedia artwork on display in Paris

Tim Burton’s multimedia artwork on display in Paris

10 photos (Relaxnews) – An art exhibition and retrospective devoted to the work of Tim Burton is on display in Paris after touring to Los Angeles, Melbourne and Toronto. The show looks at Burton’s work as a director of animated and live-action films as well as his creations in the fields of art, illustration and […]

10.03.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Photos ·
Paris Fashion Week finale highlights: Louis Vuitton, Elie Saab, Miu Miu

Paris Fashion Week finale highlights: Louis Vuitton, Elie Saab, Miu Miu

9 photos (Relaxnews) – The most talked about show on the final day of Paris Fashion Week was undoubtedly Louis Vuitton’s extravagant Fall/Winter 2012 presentation in a lifesize facsimile of a train station, while Elie Saab and Miu Miu were among the other big names on closing day. See all the latest highlights here. ©AFP […]

08.03.2012 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Photos ·
Paris Fashion Week beauty highlights: Color-block hair

Paris Fashion Week beauty highlights: Color-block hair

8 photos (Relaxnews) – It may be time to reach for the hair dye as day five of the ongoing Paris Fashion Week was all about wild hair colors with Junya Watanabe and Comme des Garcons both sending models down the runway with bright locks. See highlights from all the latest shows here.   ©AFP PHOTO/ALEXANDER […]

04.03.2012 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Photos ·
Quad-core smartphones power up at Mobile World Congress

Quad-core smartphones power up at Mobile World Congress

5 photos (Relaxnews) – One of the biggest trends at this year’s Mobile World Congress event is the rise of the quad-core smartphone. Smartphone makers have upped the antie this year debuting a range of powerful mobile devices. Unless noted, pricing and release dates have not been announced. ©Huawei Device The world’s fastest quad-core smartphone […]

02.03.2012 · Filled under: Photos, Science & Technology ·
The uber-hip W Paris lands… Just in time for Paris Fashion Week

The uber-hip W Paris lands… Just in time for Paris Fashion Week

9 photos (Relaxnews) – The latest outpost of W Hotels, the long-awaited W Paris, has thrown open its doors in the French capital as Paris Fashion Week gets underway. Here, a look inside. ©Starwood Special uses : W Paris Only W Paris The W Paris, a new outpost from boutique chain W Hotels, has finally opened […]

02.03.2012 · Filled under: Destinations, Photos ·
Top trend: Bows

Top trend: Bows

8 photos (Relaxnews) – Whether adorning jewelry, hairbands or blouses, bows have been making an impact on style sharing community Polyvore. See how users of the site have been offering versatile takes on this ultra feminine accessory. ©paint-it-black/Polyvore Special uses : Use only Top Trend: Bows/Polyvore Spots Top from houseoffraser.co.uk, blazer from veryeickhoff.com, David Koma skirt, boots […]

29.02.2012 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Photos ·
Oscars red carpet fashion highlights

Oscars red carpet fashion highlights

13 photos (Relaxnews) – The 84th Academy Awards took place February 26, with red carpet highlights including Natalie Portman’s vintage Christian Dior gown and Meryl Streep’s eco-friendly Lanvin frock. See all of the best-dressed stars here. ©AFP PHOTO/Frazer Harrison/Getty Images Milla Jovovich Milla Jovovich sparkled in Elie Saab. ©AFP PHOTO/Jason Merritt/Getty Images Berenice Bejo Berenice […]

27.02.2012 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Photos ·
Winners of the 84th Academy Awards

Winners of the 84th Academy Awards

10 photos (Relaxnews) – Stars accept their Oscar statuettes, presented in Hollywood, California on February 26. ©AFP PHOTO / JOE KLAMAR Best Picture Uggie the dog from Best Picture winner ‘The Artist’ poses with cast members in the press room. The film won 5 awards. ©AFP PHOTO / Robyn BECK Best Actor Actor Jean Dujardin […]

27.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Photos ·
Milan Fashion Week: Bottega Veneta, Jil Sander, Emporio Armani

Milan Fashion Week: Bottega Veneta, Jil Sander, Emporio Armani

8 photos (Relaxnews) – Longer hemlines ruled at Bottega Veneta and Mila Schon’s Fall-Winter 2012-13 collections while Raf Simons’s last collection for Jil Sander combined minimalist lines and feminine colors. ©AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS Fluid metal Bottega Veneta showcased outfits based around intricate prints and long shapely gowns. ©AFP PHOTO / OLIVIER MORIN Jaunty […]

27.02.2012 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Photos ·
Top health/fitness apps: track your sex life, buff your biceps, and repel mosquitoes

Top health/fitness apps: track your sex life, buff your biceps, and repel mosquitoes

10 photos (Relaxnews) – Around the globe this week, the most popular health and fitness apps in the iTunes store include apps to track your lovemaking, to perfect your pushup, and to mix your own soothing music to calm rattled nerves. Here are details on top iTunes apps by country/region for the week, recorded on […]

25.02.2012 · Filled under: Apps, Photos ·
London Fashion Week beauty highlights: tattoos and mohawks

London Fashion Week beauty highlights: tattoos and mohawks

8 photos (Relaxnews) – Beauty looks at the ongoing London Fashion Week have been getting wilder, with mohawks at Louise Gray and body art at Vivienne Westwood Red Label. See highlights from the most recent runway shows here. ©AFP PHOTO/Stuart Wilson/Getty Images V day V shaped parts offered an interesting alternative at Craig Lawrence. ©AFP […]

20.02.2012 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Photos ·
Images of the week: Caracas, Abu Dhabi, Paris

Images of the week: Caracas, Abu Dhabi, Paris

10 photos ©AFP PHOTO/Leo RAMIREZ Caracas Young Venezuelan musicians of “El sistema” Simon Bolivar Youth Symphonic Orchestra play during a free concert at Teresa Carreno theater in Caracas February 16, 2012. Venezuelan maestro Gustavo Dudamel is directing a series of concerts to celebrate the 37th anniversary of the National System of Children and Youth Orchestras […]

20.02.2012 · Filled under: Destinations, Photos ·
Top trend: chokers

Top trend: chokers

8 photos (Relaxnews) – Whether designer or high street, a choker adds instant panache to any outfit. See how users of style community Polyvore have been wearing theirs. ©jeancaroline/Polyvore Special uses : Use only Trend: Chokers/Polyvore Hello yellow Alexander Wang knit and shoes, Alexander Mcqueen pants, clutch from nordstrom.com, Michael Kors watch, Marc by Marc Jacobs earrings, Karen […]

19.02.2012 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Photos ·
The world says goodbye to Whitney Houston

The world says goodbye to Whitney Houston

11 photos ©AFP PHOTO/Allison Joyce/Getty Images The program A man holds up the program for Whitney Houston funeral at New Hope Baptist Church on February 18, 2012 in Newark, New Jersey. ©AFP PHOTO/Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images The church A makeshift memorial is seen prior to the funeral services for Whitney Houston at the New Hope Baptist […]

19.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Photos ·
Upcoming video game releases: Syndicate, Metal Gear Solid 3D, PlayStation Vita

Upcoming video game releases: Syndicate, Metal Gear Solid 3D, PlayStation Vita

6 photos (Relaxnews) – The PlayStation Vita launches in North America and Europe, Metal Gear Solid 3 lands on the 3DS, and Syndicate turns classic strategy into first-person action. ©All rights reserved – Capcom / CyberConnect2 Asura’s Wrath (PS3 360) North America: February 21, Teen. Japan: February 22, C (15+). European regions: February 24, 16+ (UK: 15). Price: $59 […]

19.02.2012 · Filled under: Apps, Games, Photos ·
Top tech headlines: OS X Mountain Lion, iPad 3, Android 5.0

Top tech headlines: OS X Mountain Lion, iPad 3, Android 5.0

5 photos (Relaxnews) – Hot topics in the tech blogs for the week ending February 17 include the surprise announcement of Apple’s OS X Mountain Lion, Apple says iOS apps must ask for permission to access users’ address book, next-gen iPad event penciled in for March 7, Tim Cook’s vision for Apple and Android 5.0 […]

18.02.2012 · Filled under: Apps, Photos ·
Lookbook index: top 10 street styles from around the world Part 3

Lookbook index: top 10 street styles from around the world Part 3

10 photos (Relaxnews) – Hemlines have been significantly raised on online fashion community Lookbook this week, with mini skirts and dresses featuring highly in the top-rated looks. ©LOOKBOOK.nu/Flávia D. Special uses : Use only for LOOKBOOK.nu Ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone Look by Flávia D., “24 year old girl from Brazil”. Find out more about her style […]

18.02.2012 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Photos ·
New York Fashion Week highlights: Proenza Schouler, Marchesa, Anna Sui

New York Fashion Week highlights: Proenza Schouler, Marchesa, Anna Sui

9 photos (Relaxnews) – As the ongoing New York Fashion Week nears its end, big names including Marchesa have dazzled with a collection of red-carpet ready gowns, while the likes of Proenza Schouler offered edgier creations. See the highlights here. ©AFP PHOTO/Peter Michael Dills/Getty Images Diamond day After impressing with her mainline on Sunday, the […]

16.02.2012 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Photos ·
15th Elle Style Awards: Red carpet highlights

15th Elle Style Awards: Red carpet highlights

12 photos (Relaxnews) – The 15th Elle Style Awards took place in London February 13, with Sarah Burton receiving the coveted International Designer of the Year prize. Here is a roundup of the best dressed attendees, including Alexa Chung in Stella McCartney and Poppy Delevigne in Mary Katrantzou for Topshop.   ©AFP PHOTO/Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images […]

14.02.2012 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Photos ·
Mob Museum opens in Las Vegas

Mob Museum opens in Las Vegas

13 photos (Relaxnews) – A new institution opens in downtown Las Vegas, called The Mob Museum or the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, on February 14, ironically located in the Post Office and Court House. ©AFP PHOTO/Ethan Miller/Getty Images Photography An image of a police line-up of men with long criminal records […]

14.02.2012 · Filled under: Destinations, Photos ·
Valentine’s Day across the world

Valentine’s Day across the world

11 photos ©AFP PHOTO/STR India Indian model and Bollywood actress Madhavi Sharma poses during a special Valentine’s Day theme glamour photo shoot in Mumbai on February 7, 2012. ©AFP PHOTO/Guillermo LEGARIA Colombia Workers select roses to be packed ahead of Valentine’s Day, the biggest holiday of the year for fresh-cut flower sales, at a flower […]

14.02.2012 · Filled under: Destinations, Photos ·
Images of the week: Rio, Venice, Kuala Lumpur

Images of the week: Rio, Venice, Kuala Lumpur

10 photos ©AFP PHOTO / Saeed KHAN Kuala Lumpur A Hindu devotee with a pierced back makes his way towards the Batu Caves to perform his religious rites before sunrise during the Thaipusam Festival on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur on February 7, 2012. The Hindu festival of Thaipusam, which commemorates the day when Goddess […]

14.02.2012 · Filled under: Destinations, Photos ·
Grammy Awards: Celebrity beauty trends

Grammy Awards: Celebrity beauty trends

10 photos (Relaxnews) – The 54th annual Grammy Awards took place in Los Angeles February 12, where top beauty trends included long lashes, quiffs and retro waves. See the best looks from stars including Adele, Taylor Swift and Rihanna here. ©AFP PHOTO / Joe KLAMAR False lash Lashes were long and voluminous, with singer Adele […]

14.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Photos ·
New York Fashion Week beauty: Victory rolls and red eyeshadow

New York Fashion Week beauty: Victory rolls and red eyeshadow

7 photos (Relaxnews) – The ongoing New York Fashion Week is continuing to showcase retro inspired beauty looks, with victory rolls making an impact at Jenny Packham. See all of the latest emerging beauty trends here. ©AFP PHOTO/Mike Coppola/Getty Images Roll with it Retro hairdos stood out at Jenny Packham, with models sporting sweeping victory […]

14.02.2012 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Photos ·
How master pastry and chocolate chefs interpret Valentine’s Day

How master pastry and chocolate chefs interpret Valentine’s Day

7 photos (Relaxnews) – Not all chocolates and pastries are created equal. Here’s a look at how master chocolatiers and pastry chefs do up Valentine’s Day, from brands like Pierre Hermé, to Patrick Roger, and La Maison du Chocolat.     ©Pierre Herme Special uses : use only for Pierre Herme Pierre Herme: Coeur Ispahan Rose-flavored macaron […]

11.02.2012 · Filled under: Home Food, Photos ·
amfAR New York Gala: Red Carpet Highlights

amfAR New York Gala: Red Carpet Highlights

12 photos (Relaxnews) – Kicking off New York Fashion Week proceedings Wednesday, February 8 was the amFAR (American Foundation for AIDS Research) gala at New York’s Cipriani Wall Street. Models including Heidi Klum and Cindy Crawford wore designs by Italian creator Roberto Cavalli, who received an award for Courage, for his outstanding contribution to the […]

09.02.2012 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Photos ·
Top trend: Tulle

Top trend: Tulle

8 photos (Relaxnews) – Forget ballet tutus and wedding gowns because tulle has been revamped for today’s fashionista, with users of style sharing community Polyvore proving the material suits a host of styles ranging from punk to movie star glam. ©catterson/Polyvore Special uses : Use only Top Trend:Tulle/Polyvore Ballet punk Top from modcloth.com, D&G jacket, skirt seen on […]

07.02.2012 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Photos ·
Madrid Fashion Week beauty: from fake mustaches to statement brows

Madrid Fashion Week beauty: from fake mustaches to statement brows

12 photos (Relaxnews) – Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid came to a close February 5 after five days of Fall 2012 ready-to-wear presentations from Spain’s top design talent. Here is a roundup of standout beauty looks from the shows, ranging from trends likely to catch on such as Hollywood waves and smokey eyes to more obscure […]

07.02.2012 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Photos ·
Images of the week: Nairobi, Lahore, Moscow

Images of the week: Nairobi, Lahore, Moscow

12 photos ©AFP PHOTO/Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images London Lindsay Schuman puts the finishing touches to a floral arch installation at the Tropical Extravaganza Festival 2012 in the Princess of Wales Conservatory, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew on February 2, 2012 in London, England. The festival runs from February 4 to March 4, 2012 and contains 6500 tropical […]

06.02.2012 · Filled under: News, Photos ·
Apps agenda: RBS Six Nations, Sydney Mardi Gras, Grammys

Apps agenda: RBS Six Nations, Sydney Mardi Gras, Grammys

9 photos (Relaxnews) – A roundup of the essential apps needed for keeping up-to-date with major events in art, cinema, music, sport and more for February 6 – 12.   ©Android Arts: Diego Rivera: Murals for the Museum of Modern Art (November 13 – May 14, New York) From the Mexican muralist’s one-person show for […]

05.02.2012 · Filled under: Apps, Happenings, Photos ·
‘Snapshot: Painters and Photography, Bonnard to Vuillard’ at the Phillips Collection

‘Snapshot: Painters and Photography, Bonnard to Vuillard’ at the Phillips Collection

11 photos (Relaxnews) – With more than 200 photographs and approximately 70 paintings, prints, and drawings from renowned international collections, Snapshot: Painters and Photography, Bonnard to Vuillard examines how the invention of the Kodak handheld camera in 1888 inspired many post-impressionists. The exhibition runs from February 4 through May 6 at the Phillips Collection in Washington DC. […]

04.02.2012 · Filled under: Destinations, Photos ·
Top new tech products: laptops, ultrabooks and tablets from CES

Top new tech products: laptops, ultrabooks and tablets from CES

6 photos (Relaxnews) – The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) was packed full of interesting laptop, ultrabook and tablet announcements in 2012 including the Asus Memo 370T, Razer’s Project Fiona, LG’s first LTE tablet, Lenovo’s tablet-ultrabook hybrid, and the latest product from the One Laptop per Child organization. Unless noted pricing and release dates have […]

19.01.2012 · Filled under: Lifestyle, Photos ·
Images of the week: Manila, Beijing,New York

Images of the week: Manila, Beijing,New York

14 photos ©AFP PHOTO / ARMIN WEIGEL Mitterfirmiansreut, Germany Visitors stand around a snow church just after its inauguration on December 28, 2011 in Mitterfirmiansreut, southern Germany. The circa 25 meters long church was made of 1,400 cubic meters of snow and aims to commemorate the winter of the years 1910/1911, when so much snow […]

02.01.2012 · Filled under: Destinations, News, Photos ·