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It is our entire automotive philosophy set in motion. Again.


Introducing the next-

127 years ago, the founder of Mercedes-Benz challenged his employees to deliver “the best or nothing.” The 2014 S-Class is proof that his words still resonate to this day. Building on its own history of innovation, the groundbreaking new S-Class features dual 12.3" high-resolution screens, hot stone massage seating and an aromatic filtration system on the inside, while outside, a revolutionary MAGIC BODY CONTROL system uses cameras to scan the road for imperfections and instantly adjust the suspension for a superior ride. The 2014 S-Class is the flagship Mercedes-Benz that not only makes a statement, but answers a calling.

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2014 S 550 shown in Iridium Silver metallic paint. May include optional equipment. No system, regardless of how advanced, can overcome the laws of physics or correct careless driving. Please always wear your seat belt. ©2013 Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC


-generation 2014 S-Class.

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California T

2015 Ferrari REVEALED

Source: Ferrari Press The Ferrari California T epitomises elegance, sportiness, versatility and exclusivity: characteristics that have distinguished every California model since the 1950s. 

instantaneous response to commands and, as with naturally-aspirated power units, a torque curve that increases constantly across the rev range thanks to Variable Boost Management. 

The California T boasts striking standards of innovation while retaining signature features such as the successful 2+ concept, a refined cabin and, of course, the retractable hard top (RHT) which transforms it from a chic coupé into a sleekly sophisticated spider in a mere 14 seconds. 

The direct-injection, 3855 cc turbo 8-cylinder is mounted very low in the chassis in a mid-front position and delivers 560 cv at 7500 rpm, which translates into a specific power output of 145 cv/l – the highest in its category – as along with maximum torque of 755 Nm. Figures that give the California T extraordinary acceleration over the 0 to 100 km/h sprint which it covers in just 3.6 seconds. 

The model brims with a host of new solutions, not least of which is its 8-cylinder turbo engine. Maranello’s engineers have created an entirely new power unit which delivers absolutely superb levels of performance, blistering pick-up and the most exhilarating soundtrack any turbo has ever yielded.  This is also the first time virtually zero turbo lag has been achieved on an engine of this type, guaranteeing

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down to 250 g/km over the combined cycle which equates to a 20 per cent reduction in the CO2/cv ratio (0.44 g/ cv). The California T’s engine also benefits from several other solutions used on the single-seater, not least compact, very low inertia twin-scroll turbines to ensure ultra-sharp throttle response. The Scuderia’s methodologies and plant are also used for certain phases of its production, particularly at the casting stage.  One major challenge involved in the design of the California T was to

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guarantee it a typically intense, exhilarating Ferrari engine sound. This was achieved through meticulous design work and the use of special manufacturing techniques for essential components, such as the flat-plane crankshaft and the three-piece cast exhaust manifold and turbo housing. The engine produces a powerful, engaging sound during both the intake and exhaust phases, becoming even more potent as engine speed increases. This the first time a result of this kind has ever been achieved with a turbo engine.  The California T delivers true sports car dynamics too, thanks to reduced steering wheel activity and improved steering response to driver input, courtesy of a new steering box and suspension set-up. New springs and latest-generation Magnaride dampers (which respond 50 per cent faster), combined with body motion accelerometers, reduce roll and pitch for more precise handling whilst still guaranteeing an incredibly comfortable ride.  The California T also has the latest evolution of the F1-Trac traction control system for maximum acceleration out of corners, thereby underscoring the sportier side of its personality.  The California T’s architecture, controls and new 8-cylinder engine ensure consistently intense driving pleasure

in challenging driving conditions as well as making the car fun to drive even in more relaxed situations, very much in the Grand Tourer tradition.  Considerable attention was paid to the design, maintaining the outgoing model’s overall dimensions while ensuring that the California T has a new, individual personality. The sleek proportions were penned by the Ferrari Styling Centre in collaboration with Pininfarina and are very much in keeping with the Ferrari front-engined ethos. The shape of the California T’s flanks is inspired by the 250 Testa Rossa’s famous pontoon-fender styling, with the front wing line stretching back towards the compact, muscular rear, bringing an aerodynamic sleekness and movement to the sides. The rear benefits from meticulous aerodynamic research resulting in a new triple-fence diffuser. 

formance Engineer (TPE) takes pride of place between the two air vents in the centre of the dash. The TPE display boasts a capacitive (touch-sensitive) surround to scroll through screens with information on making the most of the new engine’s performance. The California T also features a new infotainment system with an extremely intuitive, highresolution 6.5” screen featuring both touch-screen and conventional controls.  The California T will be unveiled at the Geneva International Motor Show, but from today can be admired online at www.ferrari.com in its two launch colours: Rosso California, an intense, deep new red inspired by classic Ferraris, and Blue California, which underscores the versatility and elegance of this new model.

The California T’s cabin was designed to be as ergonomic as possible and exudes a sense of warmth and craftsmanship, with luxurious Frau semi-aniline leather trim. The interior space is flexible so that owners can make the most efficient use of the boot capacity even with the top down, thanks to the opening between the luggage compartment and rear seats.  The human-machine interface encompasses the Ferrari steering wheel with integrated controls while the Turbo Per-

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California T 2015 Ferrari REVEALED The Ferrari California T epitomises elegance, sportiness, versatility and exclusivity: characteristics that have distinguished every California model since the 1950s.

2015 Lamborghini Huracan LP640-4 A new era is beginning for Automobili Lamborghini and the luxury super sports car segment: with the brand new Huracán Lamborghini is not only presenting the successor to the iconic Gallardo, but is also redefining the benchmark for luxury super sports cars in this segment.

MILAN FASHION WEEK Milan is recognized internationally as one of the world’s most important fashion capitals, along with Paris, New York, Rome, London, and Tokyo.

Roberto Cavalli Renaissance As a designer, Roberto Cavalli is a master of exotic prints and is known for his trademark plunging neckline.

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Caio, Luxury is affordable, if you are extravagantly rich. Spend a million taking a week in Lajitas, the 25.000-acre Texan resort ranch, and they will include a private jet. Or, stay in one of the penthouse suites at the Hotel Martinez, in Cannes – trust me, the one with the mature olive trees flown in by chopper has the best view of the Croisette. And, a drop-top 911, or Benz, is all yours to reenact that one Bond villain you love so much while on the Côte d’Azur. As you peruse this issue, you will indulge in Italian pizzazz, allure and seductiveness. Society Magazine enjoys delving into the lifestyles of well-todo, but we also enjoy showcasing the best fling destinations, corporate stays and successful people such as Cavalli, Rossi, and Ferrari. Then, let us take you over to London to capture the new “it” swimwear designer. Some say money can’t buy happiness, other tend to strongly disagree. Private jets aside, it’s still the little things in life that matter. Arrivederci!

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2015 Lamb Huracan

A new era is beginning for Automobili Lamborghini and the luxury super sports car segment: with the brand new Huracán Lamborghini is not only presenting the successor to the iconic Gallardo, but is also redefining the benchmark for luxury super sports cars in this segment. With its pure and unique design, an innovative technology package, outstanding dynamics and excellent quality, the Lamborghini Huracán offers a super sports car experience on a whole new level. The Huracán combines absolute performance with easy-to-drive road behavior and both luxurious and sport-oriented finish. With the Huracán, Lamborghini is taking a big step into the future, and enhancing the brand’s illustrious history with the next automotive legend.  Starting from January 2014 the Lamborghini Huracán will be the protagonist of over 130 private preview events in more than 60 cities throughout the world.

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The Lamborghini Huracán will make its world public debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show.  

NAME  With a total volume of 14,022 cars produced, the Lamborghini Gallardo has been the most successful Lamborghini ever and, in its ten-year lifecycle, lifted the Lamborghini marque to a whole new level. Its successor, the new Huracán, has been developed from scratch down to the very last detail and, like the Gallardo and most other Lamborghini models, derives its name from the world of bullfighting. The fighting bull Huracán of the Spanish Conte de la Patilla breed was known for his outstanding courage and strong sense of attack. He fought in Alicante in August 1879, showing his unrelenting character and remaining defiant and invincible, thus entering into the legend of fighting bulls’ history.  www.societymagazine.net

Design  The new Lamborghini Huracán revolutionizes the design language of the Gallardo and is pure in its lines: precise technology and top level craftsmanship meet an audacious design with sharp edges, monolithic and sculptured volumes and precise surfaces. The starting point is the silhouette of the Huracán, born out of the desire of creating an automobile, whose profile is defined by only one line that merges the front with the cockpit and the rear of the car. The lateral windows come together to create a hexagonal form inserted like a glass jewel in the car’s profile. Also by night is the Huracán unmistakably a Lamborghini. Not only are the main headlamps equipped with full LED illumination, but all other light functions also feature state-of-the-art LED technology as a standard feature for the first time in the segment.  SOCIETY MAGAZINE

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Breguet, the innovator. Invention of the Tourbillon, 1801

With the Classique “ Grande Complication ” Tourbillon Messidor wristwatch, Breguet reinvents its most spectacular invention, the tourbillon, designed to compensate for the effects of gravity. Held between two sapphire crystals, the tourbillon floats weightless inside its carriage, while the sapphire dial offers a transparent vision of the complex proprietary movement and its meticulous hand finishing. History is still being written … www.breguet.com/inventions

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Milan is recognized internationally as one of the world’s most important fashion capitals, along with Paris, New York, Rome, London, and Tokyo. In 2009, the city was nominated “fashion capital of the world” by the Global Language Monitor even surpassing its relative cities.

luxury apparel. By the 19th century,

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French “Haute couture.”

Milan’s fashion history has evolved greatly throughout the years. Milan began as a centre of fashion in the Middle-Ages and Renaissance, as in Venice and Florence, the making of luxury goods was an industry of such importance that in the 16th century the city gave its name to the English word “milaner” or “millaner,” meaning fine wares like jewelry, cloth, hats and SOCIETY MAGAZINE

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mean one who made or sold hats.

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Global Language Monitor, Milan ranked slightly lower than its relatives, such as New York City, Paris, London and Rome. And, not until 2009 was this city throned fashion capital of the world! Milan has been home to numerous fashion designers,

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Gabbana and Domenico Dolce. Milan, like most other major fashion capitals, has two fashion weeks, one in spring and another in autumn. The menswear shows occur in between autumn/winter and spring/summer in the city. The penultimate fashion week is also held in Milan. The show was first established in 1979 and still continues to

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Roberto Cavalli Renaissance As a designer, Roberto Cavalli is a master of exotic prints and is known for his trademark plunging neckline. As a self-proclaimed ‘lover of women’ Cavalli loves to dress famous musicians like Shakira, Jennifer Lopez and Christina Aguilera. Roberto created the sand-blasted look for jeans that is a standard look for every major denim brand. A Renaissance Start Hailing from the birth place of the Renaissance, Roberto Cavalli was born in Florence, Italy on November 15, 1940. Roberto’s grandfather, Giuseppe Rossi, was a famous Italian painter who was a member of the Macchiaioli movement and his work is on display in the world-famous Uffizi Gallery. Cavalli’s father was slain early in his life during the Nazi invasion of  Florence. “Something happened between the partisans and the Germans and my father was involved,” Cavalli told Nick Foulkes of London’s Evening Standard, “So my mother took care of me and my sister. It made my character more deep, more strong.” In 1957, Cavalli enrolled in Florence’s esteemed Academy of Art to follow in his grandfather’s footsteps. As an art student in 1960 Roberto gained fame for a collection of hand-painted flower prints he did for a friend’s sweater line that proved to be a hit. With this success behind him, Cavalli went on to invent a revolutionary printing technique for leather. Roberto told the Evening Standard “I had this idea to print on leather. I used glove skin from a French tannery, and when I started to print, I saw it was possible to make evening gowns in leather in pink - unbelievable.” Once Cavalli debuted these new printing on leather methods in Paris, they gained him design commissions from fashion houses like  Hermes  and Pierre Cardin. Enter The 1970’s The runways of the Sala Bianca of Florence’s Pitti Palance saw the introduction of Roberto Cavalli’s first women’s line in 1972 in an extravagant launch. Cavalli’s collection featured formfitting, brightly colored designs that proved an instant hit with the fashion-forward Europeans of the 1970’s. Brigitte Bardot, the French film star, was the first celebrity to wear Cavalli’s designs; she fell in love with the embellished extravagance of his collection. Ruth La Ferla, of the New York Times, says “Cavalli’s feathered evening clothes, rhinestoneencrusted jeans, and python pants were precursors to the rock ‘n’ roll fashions of Versace and Dolce & Gabbana. ”The 1970s also saw Roberto open his first boutique in Saint-Tropez on the French Rivera.

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The Relaunch of the 1990’s During the 1980’s Roberto Cavalli lost his place as the premier Italian designer to Milan-based fashion powerhouses Versace and Giorgio Armani. As Milan became a fashion capital in its own right, Cavalli remained in Florence, ignoring the seasonal runways shows of Milan Fashion Week. During this time fashion trends had shifted from the embellished glitzy designs to a new modern minimalist-chic style that dominated the fashion world during the 1980’s and 1990’s. Fashion critic Vernon wrote in the  Observer, “Cavalli refused to adapt his style, and his label seemed destined to languish forever in a fashion no-man’s-land.” The driving force behind Cavalli’s successful relaunch in the 1990’s was his second wife, Eva Duringer, who he married in 1980. They met at the Miss Universe pageant where she was an 18-year-old Miss Austria and he was a pageant judge. During the pageant in Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic, Eva thoroughly captured Roberto’s heart. Soon afterwards they got married and had a family. As her children entered their teenage years in the 1990’s and became more self-sufficient, Eva turned her focus towards saving her husband’s fashion line. Cavalli told the Times International “I was thinking of stopping, but then Eva became interested so I started - for her - to involve myself again.” www.societymagazine.net


On his success, Cavalli told the Wall Street Journal, “For a long time, designers tried to dress women like men. I changed that. I try to bring out the feminine, sexy side that every woman has inside her.”

With Eva’s encouragement and her handling of the business end of things, Roberto created a new design technique for printing on stretch denim. With this design element, Cavalli presented the first pair of sand-blasted jeans during Milan Fashion Week of 1994. This new denim line paired with his trademark sexy chiffon dresses and zebra-print accessories landed him the admiration of a whole new generation of Hollywood elite.

The Celebrity Factor Cavalli’s new celebrity admirers included pop culture icons like singers Jennifer Lopez and Christina Aguilera, and British soccer megastar David Beckham. “The celebrity connection is very important,” Cavalli told the WWD’s Eric Wilson. “It’s more important to me personally than to anyone else because it makes me feel important. Sometimes in Italy you don’t know how important you are. It’s important because it’s adrenaline, and that’s what starts creativity.”

Roberto’s place in American pop culture as a premier fashion designer was cemented when one of his dresses became a central plot point in the beloved sitcom  Sex and the City. In the episode Carrie, Sarah Jessica Parker’s character, is forced to clean out her ever-fashionable closet to make room for her boyfriend’s clothing. As the boyfriend tries to force her to give up more space, she laments saying “It’s a Roberto Cavalli! I threw it out and I love it! What more do you want?” A very witty fashion writer with the Independent Sunday observed “The Cavalli Cult includes not only every big rock, pop, and rap star, from Madonna to Mary J. Blige, and the entire cast of Sex and the City, but, strangely, on fashion folk -traditionally the most resistant of all to bright, busy clothes.” The Modern Era As of 2004, Cavalli’s fashion line was bringing in $150 million from the US market alone. The Roberto Cavalli Collection in the US includes an accessory line, fragrances like Just Cavalli Her and Just Cavalli Him, a clothing line for kids “Just Cavalli,” three new high end lines “Class,” Freedom” and “Angeles.” www.societymagazine.net

Modeled on a cafe shop he opened in Florence, Roberto launched a New York City cafe featuring his tableware collection and recently Cavalli opened his 39th boutique in Beverly Hills on Rodeo Drive. Internationally Roberto has boutiques in Saint Barth,  Venice  on the Grand Canal and his main line ‘Roberto Cavalli’ is sold in fifty countries worldwide. www.robertocavalli.com SOCIETY MAGAZINE

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From the moment the spotlight hits the new range - starting with the new Quattroporte, set to make its European debut at the 2013 Geneva Motorshow - Maserati also revamps those luxury sports models which provided the basis for the brand’s growth.  In line with this philosophy, Geneva will see the world debut of the new four seater Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale, the optimum expression of sportiness combined with the luxury of a coupé made in Modena. Although the new Quattroporte is the first Maserati to be built at the new Giovanni Agnelli plant in Grugliasco (Turin), the GranTurismo MC Stradale will in fact be built at the historic factory in viale Ciro Menotti in Modena.  Just like the previous two seater version, the new four seater Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale takes its inspiration from the racing version which competes in the Maserati Trofeo Championship, offering the perfect combination of sportiness, luxury and elegance, comfort and style, functionality and dynamism - that can now be enjoyed by four people. The new aesthetic exterior features, with their clear racing edge, are highlight-

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ed by the new carbon fibre bonnet which frames a central air intake and two rear extractors and by the new forged 20� alloy rims. The new GranTurismo MC Stradale boasts a cabin that has four comfortable seats and an interior design featuring new materials and style.  The new GranTurismo MC Stradale also features the 4.7 litre, 460 HP aspirated V8 engine which made its debut in the GranTurismo Sport and which is now fitted to the entire 4.7 litre GranTurismo range. Combined with an MC Race Shift 6-speed robotised manual gearbox, this engine ensures outstanding performance with a top speed of 188 mph - which can be enjoyed in this new four passenger configuration. The safety of the vehicle is guaranteed by the Brembo carbon ceramic brake discs. The new GranTurismo MC Stradale also benefits from the work carried out on the latest engine range to reduce fuel consumption and emissions. Source: Maserati Press

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PROFILE

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Swimwear Designer of Itzy Beachy By Christian S. Dougherty I had the pleasure to chat with London’s very talented swimwear designer Itziar Beitia, of Itzy Beachy. CSD: Where are you from?  IB: I was born in the Basque Country, north of Spain, a place called Vitoria (an hour south from Bilbao, our best known city). CSD: What’s your educational background?  IB: I went to art classes from an early age - since I can remember…after High School, I went to college in my hometown, where I studied in Fashion Design for three years, I came to London soon after I graduated. CSD: What are your general professional and non-professional interests? IB: I’m interested in any kind of design, interior, furniture, architecture… Art plays a big part in my life, I like everything artistic and being creative is part of who I am. Painting is my other big love. Non-professional: reading, cooking…

Traveling,

CSD:  What does fashion mean to you?  IB: Fashion means everything to me, fashion has been around forever, everyone has their own style, whether they’re into fashion or not, to me, is a way of

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expressing yourself, to reflect how you feel each day. CSD: How would you define your city’s fashion?  IB: London is the greatest city in my opinion for fashion, it’s fresh, it’s cool and trend setting, and there is a certain vive of fun and freedom in London that I don’t find anywhere else in the world! CSD: When did you realize you wanted to become a designer? 

Women feel a bit exposed in swimwear, and wearing something that fits well brings their confidence back! CSD: How long does it usually take you to construct a piece? IB: From an idea of a design pops in my head, until we finally got the finished piece, probably a year, it’s not always easy to translate an initial drawing into a wearable piece; there is a lot of thought put into our designs.

IB: As far back as I can go into my memory, I always wanted to be a fashion designer, from very young age. CSD: What was the first article of clothing you ever designed?  IB: Provably, lots cocktail dresses for my Barbie doll (I still keep some of them)! I used to watch my mum sewing, and then try to use my mum’s sewing machine when she wasn’t around; I wasn’t very good at it though…. My proper first piece was a waistcoat (very popular in the 90’s) when I was around 14, I begged mum to send me to sewing classes, and she did, this is what I made first, I wore it for years… CSD: How does designing  resort wear/swim wear  differ from designing clothes? IB: Perhaps, that there’s no room for mistakes, detail is very important, as it has to fit perfect once on.

CSD: Who is one of your favourite local models to work with? IB: I don’t have favourites, but I like elegance and serene beauty, on models, someone that fits with Itzy Beachy’s image. CSD: Describe the general process you go through to design and realize a piece of clothing. IB: Once we have basic designs, colours and ideas, then we try to combine them in a collection, this may leave some of our initial designs/colours out, but the idea is that a collection flows nicely from one piece to the next. www.societymagazine.net


We then start the patterns, once these are ready, we start with the samples, and we can do as much as four or five samples per piece until we feel that we got the perfect fit.

CSD: Do you consider yourself an artist?

When we have our final sample, we are happy to run the production.

IB: I suppose I do, although I think there’s an artist in all of us waiting to come out, it’s easy to let it out, you just have to take a pencil, a painting brush, a guitar, and explore…

CSD: What are some of your accomplishments as a designer? 

CSD: What matters to you most as a fashion designer?

IB: Creating my own label is my biggest accomplishment.

IB: Create timeless pieces and behaving in an ethical way. 

CSD: Who are some of your favorite designers?  It’s probably a cliché but I love  Coco Chanel’s work, she was a pioneer and a rule breaker, her designs were so elegant and timeless… Gianfranco Ferré 

CSD: What’s your favourite part about conceptualizing a design?

IB: Valentino, Matthew Williamson…. I have many favourite designers! CSD: Where can readers buy your clothes/jewelry? IB: Through our online shop:  www. itzybeachy.com, we deliver worldwide. 

IB: The beginning is very exciting, how you are suddenly inspired by something that could end up being a beautiful piece of clothing. CSD: How do you prepare for a fashion shoot or show? IB: We look at the collection we need to show, find the right model(s)

IB: I like to mix different styles, classic, vintage and quirky pieces all together to create my own style. CSD: How would you define the style your line exemplifies? IB: Elegant, glamorous and timeless. CSD: Where do you get your inspiration? IB: I get inspiration from everywhere, it could be anything, a colour, a house, a print, in my dreams…I always keep a notebook in my handbag an another on my bedside table where I instantly draw or write anything that inspired me, not to forget! CSD: What are your favourite colours to work with and why? IB: I like most colours, though there some that always work like black or white. CSD: Where can readers find out more about you and your work? IB: We have a Twitter, Facebook and Pinter

CSD: How long have you worked as a designer?

IB: For the last 15 years….since I graduated. CSD: How do you select your models? IB: As I previously said, I am after a natural elegant look, someone that holds herself well, and therefore, our designs. CSD: What do you believe makes a quality article of clothing? IB: High quality materials, good patterns, good stitching/sewing, impeccable finish. Attention to detail is key for us; obviously, it takes longer, but is worth it. www.societymagazine.net

and then develop the styling of each piece from there. If it’s a catwalk show, we’ll also need to choose appropriate music for it that goes along with everything else.

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CSD: How would you define your personal style?

IB: Play attention to your own instincts, and never give up!

CSD: What advice do you have for aspiring fashion designers?

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Itzy Beachy is a fresh British swimwear brand based in London. We have developed a range of beautifully designed exclusive swimwear pieces for a superb glamorous look and extraordinary fit. The company is now in its second season and really excited about the summer 2014 collection. After many years working in the fashion industry, Creative Director, founded Itzy Beachy to satisfy her desire to combine great looks with a great fit on the beach. Clever design is a key feature in her work; she has carefully developed a range with elegant, yet simple lines that shows her passion for quality and good design.

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“We have retained our classic designs and introduced new exciting prints and colours; The SS’14 collection is influenced by the European beach scene of the1950’s & 60’s, the decades which saw the greatest development of the bikini since its creation in 1946.” Itziar was born in Spain but has been based in London since the early 2000’s. As well as her talent for design she is also a keen artist and has exhibited her artwork at Lauderdale House (2012). Her design experience includes bespoke bridal wear and exclusive high-end ladies wear. Itzy Beachy is

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the culmination of years of planning and designing to achieve the great feel and looks that Itziar is aiming for. She studied fashion at the Fashion Design College, Vitoria, Spain and continued her education in London. Made with fabrics that have an outstanding performance in water and sun, Itzy Beachy swimwear gives careful consideration to

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comfort, making you look and feel like a goddess in our timeless pieces. Along with swimwear, the line offers a complementary range of accessories. Our fabulous beachwear pieces will also be available for summer 2014. From a sophisticated Saint-Tropez look to a chic boho girl, Itzy Beachy has something for you! Itzy Beachy wants to be gentle with the environment, reducing

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Having been the audience for countless tales of cultural mini-breaks and days whiled away under the Mediterranean sun in Roman piazzas, I finally decided to eschew these vicarious experiences in favor of sampling la dolce vita for myself.  And that is precisely what I got.  My home base for the trip was the magnificent Jumeirah Grand Hotel Via Veneto, an establishment located, as the name implies, on the very street which rocketed to fame thanks to Fellini’s legendary film.  Though Via Veneto may have lost some of its luster with the passage of time, many refurbishments over the past couple of years have helped revitalize the historical street and infuse it with a graceful sense of modern luxury. The Jumeirah Group acquired the Grand Hotel earlier this year, though now part of an international hotel group the establishment still remains Italian to its core. Boasting a distinctly boutique feel this stylish outfit is complimented by an impressive art collection featuring works by Picasso and Carrara, which is well worth taking a couple hours to explore. Most importantly, this deluxe address has not overlooked one of the key features of any Roman break – true Italian cuisine.

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Having touched down travel-worn and disheveled my first taste of Rome was in TIME, the hotel’s laid-back lobby restaurant.  Though sticking loyally to the classics, the chefs make up for the lack of adventure by cooking their dishes to perfection - the pasta carbonara was light and creamy, with the pasta cooked perfectly al dente. The real highlight, however, would have to be the tiramisu.  Admittedly, this would be my last choice on a dessert menu, as it is tarnished by memories of school dinners, synthetic cream, and sad, soggy sponge.  But on this occasion, it was an entirely different matter.  With its intimate coves and soft lighting, it could not have been more romantic. As each course came, the offerings grew more exciting; like works of art, the flamboyant dishes fused Italian and Asian cuisines to create truly inspired dishes.  The neat portions were precisely what I needed after a gluttonous day about town sampling every kind of gelato. CVJ

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fine dining restaurant, Il Teatro, but many might prefer to head outside on a warm night and eat alfresco at the more casual option, La Veranda, where simple but delicious Italian fare is served. Zucchini flowers stuffed with goat’s cheese, linguini with seafood, excellent beef fillet tagliata and swordfish entrecote are all cooked to perfection, taste delicious, and are matched with some of the area’s most delectable wines. All in all, it makes for one of the most romantic and pleasurable experiences that you can have in Milan.

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TAURUS (APR. 21 - MAY 21) Stress may build to a breaking point. There are too many underthe-surface things going on at work. Taureans are very sensitive to outside stimuli and now you are bombarded with all sorts of cosmic vibes. How can you discern the real from the imagined? You can’t. Wait. Next week the demons make themselves known in no uncertain terms so you can overcome them.

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