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Leopard Print Lamborghini Burns the Eyes

There’s so much that’s ostentatious about the Italian supercar that they attract these sort of people. There’s a subset of exotic car owner that is the totally tasteless exotic car owner. This guy is so tasteless that he doesn’t think that parking a Ferrari 599 in front of a soup kitchen is in bad taste. He’s the same buy that puts a leopard print wrap on his Lambo Murcielago.

[via GT Spirit]

[complex.com]

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‘Best Ink’ Contestant Guest Blog: Jessica Rotwein’s Tattoo Tips

Talk about a career transition! Before becoming a tattoo artist, Best Ink contestant Jessica Rotweinstudied piano at Juilliard and performed as a classical pianist for 29 years! Getting her first tattoo at 26, the New Jersey native was a lot older than most tattoo first-timers. Her tattoo artist boyfriend at the time encouraged her to pursue the art of ink, teaching her the ways of tattooing – and since then she’s never looked back! Jessica joins Buzznet this week as a guest blogger, giving Buzznet some handy tattoo tips.

Here’s what Jessica had to say:

Getting tattooed is the experience of a lifetime.  And it can be a very enjoyable one.  If you listen to these mistakes that I have described for you and avoid making them when getting your tattoo, you will have a great experience and will also make your artist’s job a little easier.

Hopefully these tips will help you all!

1. First and foremost, the most common mistake I feel that people make is not putting enough thought into what you are getting. Getting a tattoo shouldn’t just be for the sake of just having a design on your body. Don’t come into the shop and tell an artist that you have no idea what you want and that you want them to recommend something to put on your body.

2. A more serious mistake that people too often make is not choosing the right shop or the right artist.  I’ve seen some very scary results for this serious mistake.  You really need to take the time to also research shops, read reviews, make sure the shop is clean and safe, and especially to check your artist’s portfolio.  Don’t be afraid to ask questions. You can get a serious infection, disease, or even have your skin scarred permanently if you are not careful.

3. Another mistake is haggling about the price of your tattoo.  Just don’t do it.  If you have found an artist you like to work with, complaining about the price is an insult to the time and dedication this artist is going to put into bringing your idea to life.

4. Not tipping after the work has been done for you is also a very common mistake.  It’s like you going out to dinner and not tipping your waitress. We are in the hospitality category of services.  We are doing a service for you to enjoy for the rest of your life.  It is also a nice thing to do because most shops take half the money of the cost of your tattoo. Giving them a tip is your way of saying thanks for the time and effort the artist took to making sure your tattoo was done the right way.

– Jessica Rotwein

[Buzznet]


Interview: adidas Designer Robbie Fuller Breaks Down the adiZero Crazy Light 2

Yesterday in Los Angeles, adidas Basketball introduced the adiZero Crazy Light 2. Set to hit stores on May 24th, the $140 9.5 ounce shoe will be the lightest basketball shoe in the world — edging out its predecessor, the Crazy Light, by 3/10ths of an ounce. We sat down with designer Robbie Fuller to get some insight into the process, and find out what it takes to make a successful sequel.

So where did you guys start with this?

Not from scratch [laughs].

Right – because I know how long the leadouts are, you must have been working on this before the first adiZero Crazy Light came out.

Yes. For sure. There are bits and pieces of the shoe we can trace back for years. But generally when everyone was celebrating over the Crazy Light1, I was at my desk putting pen to paper for the Crazy Light 2.

Were elements from the D. Rose line — did those get incorporated into this, too?

I wouldn’t say directly, but I’m the same guy going after a similar benefit, which is light. So I think of it as a spectrum. If you pick up the Rose shoe, it’s light — sometimes freaky light — but it has the lifestyle a little more into it because the recipe for success for that , but here it’s just laser focus of the lightest basketball shoe of all time, so some of those same solutions like the SPRINTFRAME go across both, but over here we gotta turn up the knob on lightweight.

Was there a specific weight you wanted to hit with the 2, knowing where you were at with the 1?

Lighter than the 1. [Laughs] I mean literally, it was just like, all right we have the Crazy Light 1, we’ve had half a million people all around the world ballin’ in this shoe, D1, NBA, so we know it’s a great shoe, but any shoe can get refined. Any product can get refined. A house, a car, whatever. A [Porsche] 911, right? It doesn’t change over the years that much, just slight tweaks. So in the same vein, I was just looking at this shoe [the 1] like, “all right, did I take enough advantage of the SPRINTFRAME,” “did I take as much advantage of the forefoot support,” of the rubber, could I thin down the rubber? So I really just made a list — I call it a gameplan — marketing gives me a brief, but I’ve got my design gameplan and I just call out the pieces that I thought still had room to improve: who was the sixth man on the Crazy Light 1, you know? It was like, all right, SPRINTFRAME, here we go, you’re gonna step up. That’s definitely how I made it up for this particular shoe, because it’s so geared towards performance — it lives and dies on the performance of it. Trends come and go, winning is always cool. As long as we keep delivering like this, we’ll always be in the mind of anyone lacing up their sneakers.

Is that where you looked to first, the SPRINTFRAME, to lose weight?

Yeah, because it’s the material on the shoe that has the most strength for how much it weighs. So the more you can use it to stabilize the shoe, you’re taking off some of the other layers, the laminates and such that you’d like to reduce. And so, that was definitely the key thing. And the bigger thing was also just about, the first one was just focused on the ultimate court, the NBA court. This one we were like, hey, can this be outdoor? Can you get these things where you thicken up the rubber, you add more abrasion-resistant rubbers, in order to make sure it can play indoor and outdoor. So if you go around the shoe, whether it’s the high-abrasion rubber, how it’s different, we’ve got high abrasion on the toe, the stripes are reflective, little cues from outdoor, one of the materials, the embosses are ripstop from outdoor jackets. So that was another little piece of the pie. The first one was so great, but can you add a little more durability to it. Which is crazy, right? I’m the designer, I’m thinking “hold on, this brief is asking how can I add all these things to it and still make it lighter?” But luckily, with the right team, we came to the right product.

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[complex.com]


Heidi Klum Goes Nude for Allure Cover Shoot

By Amanda Carey

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Norman Jean Roy/Allure

Heidi Klum is baring it all in a cover shoot for Allure magazine’s May issue.
Klum, a mother of four, said she had no issue with posing nude.

“I think you just have to be comfortable in your skin,” said the 38-year old. “But I’m a nudist in any case, I’ve never had a problem with my body and I don’t really care what people think.”

She told the magazine she has never had any cosmetic surgery.

“Ask me again when I’m 65, but I’m proud to be able to say, in this day and age, I haven’t doesn’t anything,” she said. “Everyone has a view of what’s pretty and what’s not pretty, and [surgery] just doesn’t look pretty to me.”

She discusses Seal, her husband of seven years from whom she just filed for divorce.

“If I had to go back in time and say, ‘I could have changed this or that…’ No. I don’t resent anything that ever happened,” she said. “Things just turn out the way they turn out.”

She also discusses her years before becoming a Victoria’s Secret model, saying she did not model in fashion shows and was rejected by her Project Runway co-host Michael Kors in her 20s.

The issue will be available April 24.

[abcnews.go.com]


‘ La vita è bella ‘ Photographer Petia Cholakova

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Fashion and design photographer .

Gallery : La vita è bella

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Nike™ Unveils New Uniforms For University Of Missouri

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In collaboration with Nike, the Mizzou Tigers have introduced a new brand identity and new team uniforms for the upcoming 2012/2013 seasons. Working closely with the school, Nike incorporates elements of the schools rich traditions and heritage, bringing consistency all all athletic programs. You’ll see the new looks in football, basketball, and women’s volleyball and soccer. Tiger stripes and the primary identity of the tiger are central to the designs, which also include a custom typeface.

Design innovations for football and basketball follow Nike’s commitment to complete dress systems and are predicated on lightweight performance and the most state-of-the-art thermoregulation.

Click the thumbs to check all of the University Of Missouri’s new looks.

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Herb Ritts Retrospective : Naomi Campbell Remembers the Iconic Photographer ©

Herb Ritts—© Herb Ritts Foundation

Herb Ritts—© Herb Ritts Foundation


*||Photo||Wrapped Torso, Los Angeles, 1989

The long and legendary supermodel era of the ’90s can be summed up in one gorgeous and distinct photograph: Herb Ritts’ now-iconic shot of Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Christy Turlington, Tatjana Patitz and Stephanie Seymour huddled together in the nude.

But the 1989 sitting almost didn’t happen.

As Campbell recalls, Turlington was on a Calvin Klein contract and reportedly wasn’t allowed to participate. “We said, ‘How can you not be in this picture?’” Campbell says. “And she jumped in, and that was it!”

That black-and-white image is just one of nearly 80 photographs on display at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles as part of a new exhibition and book on the photographer. Herb Ritts: L.A. Style, on view through Aug. 12, focuses on the portraits and nudes from Ritts, who documented models, musicians, actresses and other celebrities for magazines such as Interview, Rolling Stone and Vanity Fair throughout his career.

Herb Ritts—© Herb Ritts Foundation

Herb Ritts—© Herb Ritts Foundation


*||Photo||Herb Ritts: L.A. Style is on view through Aug. 12 at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles.

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