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TRANSFORMING

BODIES & MINDS Featuring Kesha Rose, the exciting new jewelry line collaboration between pop sensation

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letter from T H E E D I T O R

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ell, that time of year has come. The time

W

to start a new one.

We didn’t eat healthier either. That is never good. But,

At this point we’re

since we gave in to cravings and laziness more times than

beginning or plan to begin our New Year’s

we’d like to admit we earned two more notches on the

resolutions.

We’re going to eat healthier.

Our Year belt. We had Valentine’s Day and Halloween.

We’re going to floss every day. We’re going

Sure, fun days for their own purposes. But, for ours we

to stop being on Facebook so much. We’re going to go to

will count them as the holidays with which Sonic has $.50

bed no later than 8, eat no later than 7, and have no more

corndogs. What, what! Twice last year we got to indulge

late night pizza sessions while we binge watch Orange is

in our favorite childhood treat. Nostalgia for a buck or

the New Black again as we simultaneously search for info

two. Totally Our Year.

on when the next season will be released. 2014 is going be our year!

And this doesn’t even begin to skim the surface. The Breaking Bad finale; actually getting our oil changed on

Strange thing about a new year is we spend the last

time more than once; laughing daily while reading dlisted.

month of it in a food and sugar and bright color coma

com; trying to do yoga with the lady on PBS; discovering

dulling our mind to the fact that we were a huge failure in

a back road between your house and the grocery store

making most of those same changes we promised we were

that has no traffic; having a new neighbor who we actually

going to make the year before. Remember, 2013 was going

love hanging out with. See, we didn’t do too badly. And,

to be our year! Wait, 2012 was going to be our year! And, so

we mustn’t forget the late night pizza sessions while

forth…Unfortunately, it takes about a month to digest away

we binge watch Orange is the New Black again as we

that last month of the year, so we don’t even remember

simultaneously search for info on when the next season

those promises until we start breaking the one’s we made

will be released. I think these things pretty much send us

this year. It kinda bums us out, doesn’t it?

right up there into Our Year territory.

It doesn’t have to bum is out. If we think about it, 2013

So, if we think about it, even more pretty great things

really was our year! We didn’t spend less time on the

are going to happen in 2014.

internet even though we said we would. But, that time

pinned it even though we didn’t even realize we did. I

online was utilized to find the perfect birthday gift on

can’t wait to check in here next year to see how much we

Etsy for a friend that propelled us into hero status. That

schooled 2014.

time online was utilized to finally beat level 267 on Candy Crush without ever once buying a cheat or a help.* I think

We wrestled 2013 and

Welcome to the 2014, InFluentials! This year is going to be Our Year!

this is two points in the in the Our Year category.

Laura Suarez Editor-in-Chief *As of this publication, your Editor-in-Chief is stuck on Candy Crush level 350 where she has been for some time. 2014 may also be her Year of Level 350.

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CAROL BREJOT Carol Brejot is a writer, editor and public relations professional whose numerous clients have included the Bayou Preservation Association, Katy Prairie Conservancy, Renal Specialists of Houston, Cenikor Foundation, Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Minute Maid and Spring Branch Education Foundation. This is her third year as a member of the gala committee for the New Milestones Foundation Bridging the Gap event. She has lived in Dallas, New York City, Houston and now Austin. When not working, Carol might be found walking her dog Ace in Bouldin Creek, working out at the Town Lake Y, meeting friends at House Wine or taking in Austin’s live music scene with husband John.

J U S T I N A . M C N U LT Y Founder & Editor | www.justin-does.com Justin has been an avid traveler since he was a kid. Having attained his first elite status with an airline when he was a freshman in college, he now travels close to 100,000 miles a year spending around 50 nights a year in hotels. Justin has been to 48 states in the United States and almost 30 countries on four continents. Justin enjoys sharing his experiences, tips, and tricks he has learned while both at home and on the road. Follow his adventures on Facebook (facebook.com/JustinDoesBlog) and Twitter (@JustinDoesBlog).

ROCHELLE RAE CEO of Rae Cosmetics | www.raecosmetics.com Rochelle Rae is one of Austin’s premier beauty entrepreneurs as CEO and creator of Rae Cosmetics. An award-winning makeup artist, Rochelle has served as Director of Make Up for runway shows during New York Fashion Week and has worked with top designers like Zac Posen and Sergio Guadarrama of Celestino. After receiving her degree in Fine Arts, Rochelle studied at the prestigious Make-Up Designory in Hollywood, California. Rochelle is a trusted source for photographers, filmmakers, and brides alike. Rae Cosmetics is a line designed specifically for women with active lifestyles.

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IN FLU E N C E Your Trusty Business Card..............................................11 BUSINESS ETIQUETTE

Avoid Extending the Deadline - Plan Better....................12 LIVING WELL

Radiant Orchid: PANTONE's Color of Year ....................26 FASHION & STYLE

Sao Paulo Fashion Week................................................28 FASHION & STYLE

Finding Fitness in 2014 ................................................30 HEALTH & WELLNESS

Transforming Your Life with Travel.................................32 TRAVEL

Tribal Princess..............................................................36

POP. ART. $TYLE. MUSIC. PG. 20

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FASHION EDITORIAL

Flower Girl: Spring is in the Air......................................40 FASHION EDITORIAL

Life's A Party for Nicholas Frankl...................................44

RECHARGE & RENEW IN THE NEW YEAR.........8 Kick your career into gear this New Year.

LIVING WELL

Influential Presents........................................................57 FASHION PHOTOGRAPHER: AMELIA CALDERON.

TRANSFORM THROUGH INTERIOR DESIGN.....14 Lenore Callahan creates spaces to revamp your life.

POP. ART. $TYLE. JEWELRY. ..................................20 Ke$ha and Charles Albert help accessorize your life.

IN T H I N G S Style with a Conscience..................................................48 Sweetheart Guide..........................................................50

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IN THE NEW YEAR W R I T T E N BY Linda Ginac, CEO of TalentGuard, Inc

he New Year brings an opportunity for you to

T

take a deep breath and reflect on your career. It is also a time for renewal, enabling you to take charge of your career whether you want to set new goals, move up, step sideways or seek out

an entirely new career path. GETTING UNSTUCK

You know the feeling—you have been working in your job for several years, you feel that you have stopped learning, there does not appear to be any room for advancement, and frankly, you’re just bored! Your plans of becoming a manager in five years and a director in 10 years may now appear to be nothing but a pipe dream. You want to set new goals and make changes, but the demands of everyday life keep you firmly planted on the same path. How can you hold on to the security of your current job while setting new goals or career aspirations for yourself?

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GET INVOLVED IN SPECIAL PROJECTS

TAKE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COURSES

There are always opportunities and new challenges

If your company has a learning and development center,

you can take on. Most companies have cross-functional

stimulate your mind by taking some courses to better

task forces where you can represent your department.

your business and technical skills. If your company does

This gives you exposure to new people, and the new

not have this resource, check out the extended learning

responsibilities are a departure from the hum-drum

opportunities at your local universities.

of your normal job. You will also learn more about your company and the value that your role provides.

DEVELOP MORE OUTSIDE INTERESTS

It is always healthy to have a good work/life balance, but BECOME A MEMBER OF A GROUP

you may be placing so much energy into the frustrations

A terrific way to inspire changes within you is to join a

of your current position that you have abandoned the

committee. It does not matter if the group is professional,

activities that make you happy. Fill your life up with

work-related or charitable. The goal is to take on roles

hobbies, exercise, time with family and friends—just take

that interest you, learn new skills, and gain experience in

time to enjoy life! Remember the common expression:

an area that you know nothing about. Being a member

“Work to live, not live to work.”

of a group also creates opportunities for new friendships, helps you build important connections and exposes you

TALK WITH A CAREER COUNSELOR

to opportunities in your community that can lead to new

There may be a deeper issue behind the boredom or lack

career opportunities.

of advancement. It is worth considering that you might be in a job that is not a good fit for you. Talking with a

LEARN ABOUT PEOPLE WHO ARE SUCCESSFUL

career counselor will enable you to examine your skills

Get inspired by reading about those who are successful in

and interests, and help you determine whether a career

your line of work. Study their achievements, their career

change is needed.

path, and their values. Look at successful professionals in other lines of work, athletes, and people who have

LOOK FOR THE POSITIVE

overcome adversity, and learn about how they handled

Consider the benefits of the job that you have. Perhaps

their career and life roadblocks.

your company has a good medical and retirement plan. You may work on a great team, or have developed some

GET A MENTOR

significant friendships with your co-workers. Your office

Select someone you admire that is at least two levels

hours may be flexible. Consider the security you have

higher than you. It does not have to be someone in your

that many other professionals don’t. Anything you can

chosen field, though a person in your field will have the

think of—just try to stay positive!

wisdom of experience in your line of work. Set up recurring

While feeling stuck is certainly frustrating, know that

meetings to talk with them about what they are working

every professional has experienced this at some point in

on, what you would like to do, and ask their advice on

their life, and it is a temporary situation. Remember, it is

how to get there. The mentor/mentee role is an extremely

YOUR career. Only you can breathe life back into it!

valuable one that can have long-lasting career benefits.

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YO U R T R U S T Y BUSINESS CARD W R I T T E N BY Dawn Stanyon of www.emilypost.com

someone in the future, ask for a business card and

THE BUSINESS CARD OF TODAY

• • •

Invites a new business acquaintance to get in 

give yours in return. Probably the one exception is

touch with you

when you encounter a top executive who clearly

Defines your position and responsibilities (e.g.,

outranks you; if such a senior person wants your

Vice-President, Sales)

card, or wants you to have hers, she will tell you so.

Provides a number of ways to reach you: mailing

When given a card, don't just snatch it and jam

address, telephone, fax, e-mail address, and

it into your pocket. Take a moment to look at it,

sometimes your assistant's telephone number and

perhaps complimenting its design. Then slip it into

alternate phone numbers for you

your wallet or date book. •

Offer cards one to a person - rather than presenting

The smart businessperson should never be without at

a fistful, as if you were trying to flood the market

least a few cards in a jacket pocket - and the newer -

with the wonder of you and your title.

looking they are the better. You never know when you

Offering your card privately to someone at a social

might need a card (at a dinner in a restaurant, say, or sitting

event is perfectly fine - but suggest holding off on

next to someone in a baseball stadium's bleachers), and

detailed business talk until another day. Don't pop

they should be in perfect condition when you present

out your card in the middle of a dinner that has

them. Stationery and department stores sell business

nothing to do with business; if you want to present

card holders that prevent smudging and creasing.

one, wait until you've left the table.

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For more information on Emily Post Business Etiquette

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PLAN BETTER W R I T T E N BY William Jackson

ou may want to rethink extending the

Y

deadline. It’s a relief to be “given” more time; however, we seldom wisely use extensions.

The usual result is we lose

motivation, procrastinate, and in the end

are faced with the same situation - just later. The culprit is most likely poor advanced planning.

Address poor

planning with these few suggestions: D E V E LO P R E A L I ST I C A N D M E A S U R A B L E G OA L S .

This will keep motivation, as well as morale, high and keep pressure on procrastinators. Enact interim deadlines by breaking a larger objective up into measurable mini targets spaced out strategically in time. These deadlines need to be meaningful. If it’s no big deal to miss the deadline then it’s not a real deadline. BE REALISTIC WITH TIMING.

Review how long it’s taken to complete similar projects in the past and try to identify potential road blocks which may prevent processes from progressing as planned. During the planning process, break the project down in detail, estimating the time needed to complete each milestone and allowing for snafus in your schedule.

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INTERIOR DESIGN W R I T T E N B Y William Jackson

V

ery little could be better than

spaces into an environment which nurtures,

living what is best described as

rejuvenates, and rejoices the spirit.

the “Four Seasons Lifestyle” at

For Callahan, interior design is more than

the prestigious Four Seasons

just the creation of living spaces; it involves

Residences Austin.

the transformation, and in most cases,

With its

picturesque location on the shores of Lady

creation of lifestyles.

Bird Lake, residents enjoy all the natural

says, “My signature style is sophisticated yet

splendors

complete

fun, but it’s not about my style. The style of

with panoramic views of the state capital,

the space should be defined by the goals of

downtown skyline and the Texas hill country

my client. I am inspired by their lives and how

complemented with custom interior design

to best accommodate them, transforming

that convey a sense of a personal haven or

their styles into elegant and comfortable

sanctuary.

living spaces that evoke emotion for all who

of

lakefront

living

That’s exactly what an adventurous, art-

experience them.”

loving part-time Austin resident and bachelor

In order to fulfill her custom approach,

wanted to do, transform and enhance what

Callahan spends a great deal of time

many would view as a perfectly designed

focusing on how the space will be used. She

residence into his taste specifications. After

concentrates on efficiency and flow. Callahan

settling into the Four Seasons Residences

says, “I design around what makes my clients

Austin, he wanted to create a space that

happy. Life is full of ups and downs. Creating

was masculine yet soft and a perfect

a sense of balance and security in the home

backdrop to showcase local art work. For

and work environment, can help ease the

this transformation, Austin-based interior

turmoil of the roller coaster ride called - LIFE.”

designer Lenore Callahan was the perfect choice. Juggling

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About her style she

When

designing

the

interiors

of

her

client’s luxurious Austin residence, Callahan commissions

in

resisted the temptation to go with over-the-

style from a mix of the grand and the

top elegance. With her client’s passion for

contemporary, Lenore Callahan turns out

Art Deco, this would have been easy to do.

cool, calm, and collected spaces. Favoring

Instead, she set about to strike a balance

livable interiors full of layered art/objects

between casual and luxurious. Callahan says,

and pops of color, Callahan transforms

“I wanted to create a space where he can put

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his stamp and show his personality.” To succeed, Callahan chose a neutral gray pallet that sets a backdrop to accentuate the warm tones in the artwork.

A Murano

Chandelier provides the space with a Deco accent

adding

interest

and

sophistication.

Custom furnishings from Chicago, New York, and Austin add uniqueness to the space without pretentiousness. Callahan address functionality of the space by creating a custom made Murphy Bed in the second bedroom allowing the space to function as a “Man Cave” by day and a guest room by night. It was important to keep the integrity of the home intact while creating a very usable environment for a busy bachelor.

Now the

home, which incorporates just enough custom finishes to provide a sense of balanced style, has been transformed into a masculine living space

Custom Brass and Leather Bar Stools

serving dual purposes. Interior design isn't only for a woman as may be the initial thought of many. It’s important for everyone to find balance and peace in their surroundings, creating spaces which help them transform into who they are or want to become.

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W

hen it comes to the world of pop

Eventually, the business got to be where

princesses there is only one sassy siren

I wanted to offer more products to my

who would kick them all off the stage

customers.

(and do so without smearing her lipstick).

$1,200. I bought a whole bunch of sterling

That girl is Ke$ha.

silver jewelry, brought it back and sold it

When Ke$ha first arrived on the scene with her album

I took a trip to Mexico with

immediately. Within about a month I was

Animal, she became a household name. “Tik Tok,” the

in the sterling silver business.

As things

first single from the album, became a number one hit

progressed I got tired of seeing the same

that radio stations could not stop playing and music

things over and over again. So, we started

lovers could not stop downloading. Just reading the

doing our own pieces, and that’s when

name “Tik Tok” probably started you singing it in your

things really started to take off.

head. “Blah Blah Blah” and “Your Love is My Drug,” which followed also cracked the top ten sending Ke$ha

LEO: WE SEE A LOT OF CELEBRITIES

into full fledge pop stardom.

WEARING YOUR JEWELRY LATELY. WHAT

As the Ke$ha train chugged full speed ahead, her hits didn’t stop. Her second album Warrior produced

IS IT ABOUT YOUR DESIGNS THAT MAKE CELEBRITIES WANT TO WEAR THEM?

“Die Young” and “Crazy Kids.” With these singles,

Charles: I’ve always said if you want

we learned that not only was Ke$ha a pop star, but

to wear a statement piece it should say

a singer with diverse musical influences and an artist

something. And if you look at our pieces

who would be heard.

they are big, bold, fun, exciting, new, fresh,

Not a one trick pony, in 2012 Ke$ha released an

different… celebrities don’t want to wear

illustrated photo journal entitled My Crazy Beautiful

what everyone else has. They want people

Life that was inspired by her reality show "Ke$ha: My

to wear what they are wearing. Five years

Crazy Beautiful Life” which is now in its second season.

ago we changed our marketing philosophy

But Ke$ha isn’t just known for performing. She has

a little bit, and we started seeking out

become a style icon - a fashionista with a twist, if you

publicity with celebrities. And they jumped

will.

And that is no more noticeable than with her

on it when they started seeing the pieces.

jewelry line Kesha Rose by Charles Albert. A creative

We have our line with Ke$ha, but we have

and sometimes blush-inducing collection, it can satisfy

had people like Adam Lambert, Nicki Minaj,

everyone from Lucy Librarian to Betty Boudoir.

The Kardashians, Joan Rivers, Carmen Electra- just to

InFluential’s fashion editor Leonardo D’Almagro

name a few-[wear our pieces]. Demi Lovato wore one

recently met up with Charles Albert to find out the

of our pieces recently. There was a photo shoot with

past, present, and future of the jewelry designer that

Robin Thicke and some of the girls in the photo shoot

Ke$ha trusts to design and craft the jewelry line that

wore our pieces. The celebrities love our pieces.

bears her name. LEO: WHAT MATERIALS DO YOU USE? RECENTLY

Charles: We work primarily with two kinds of metals.

LAUNCHED THE KESHA ROSE JEWELRY LINE, BUT

We work with sterling silver. And what’s nice about

WHERE DID YOU BEGIN?

our sterling is it is a little better than .925. Most of our

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YOU’VE

Charles Albert: I started a long time ago. I started

pieces are at least 95% pure, so it’s at least .950. But,

about 23 years ago. I actually started my company with

the majority of our pieces are pure silver. Then when

$60.

[I] Went out and met a jewelry manufacturer.

the prices of metal shot through the roof a couple

I bought five dozen earrings for a dollar a pair, went

years ago, we started looking for other options, and

to a store, and sold them for two dollars a pair. Then

we developed a mixed metal that we called Alchemía

I bought $120 worth, and that’s where I got started.

we tout as our 0 karat gold line. I say 0 karat because

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it’s not plated but it looks just like 18 karat gold.

out in the spring for Ke$ha that’s different from the line we launched in August. We had a meeting with her recently, and we discussed all kinds of things that she

LEO: WHAT STONES DO YOU USE?

Charles: We use over 100 kinds of semi-precious stones, fossils, minerals, shells, whatever materials

wants to see in jewelry. And I hope her fans like it as much as they did the first collection.

look good in jewelry. I have sourced materials from all over the globe, and we are always looking for new and unusual rocks to set in jewelry.

Ke$ha’s fans will stand behind anyone who Ke$ha stands behind, and she certainly stands behind Charles Albert. We can’t wait to see what is next for Charles

LEO: WHAT’S NEXT FOR CHARLES ALBERT?

Charles: We’re moving forward!

Albert, Kesha Rose jewelry line, and Ke$ha. Whatever

One thing we are

it is, the combination is bound to produce avant-garde

really excited for the price of silver coming back down

designs and the quality product fans of Charles Albert

to reasonable levels. In addition to the Alchemía, which

have come to expect and love.

we went full steam ahead with about a year and a half ago, we’re going to launch a lot of new items in silver.

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RADIANT ORCHID PA N T O N E ' S C O L O R O F T H E Y E A R W R I T T E N B Y By Rochelle Rae, CEO of Rae Cosmetics

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very year PANTONE®'s experts in the

Orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love

industry pick the Color of the Year, and

and health. It is a captivating purple, one that draws you

everyone in the beauty, fashion and design

in with its beguiling charm.”

world take notice.

We all remember

For some, the thought of wearing orchid or purple

Tangerine Tango in 2012 and Emerald in

makeup may be a bit scary, but the embarrassingly bright

2013. Well, 2014 is the year of Radiant Orchid PANTONE®

look that you’ve seen in 80’s movies has matured into a

18-3224, and the magical shade will be everywhere; down

surprisingly sophisticated one. The modern version is all

the runways; on the racks and I guarantee, in every one of

about the gorgeous eyeshadow with lots of color from

your closets. I, of course, will be putting shades of orchid

lash line to brow paired with a minimalistic, almost naked

on faces all over the country. With both cool and warm

face and lip. The look is all grown up.

undertones, purple is a great color that looks beautiful on most all skin tones.

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The number one tip when trying this look, or anytime you apply a lot of color to the eyes, start with the eye

Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director PANTONE® Color

makeup. Finish the entire eye before applying concealer

Institute, described this years choice as “An enchanting

or doing any corrections. Pigment from the shadows tend

harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant

to fall under the eye and can be hard to clean up which

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is especially tough when using dark or bright shades.

going in the direction of the hair growth to closely

Doing the shadow first allows you to “make a mess” and

represent individual hairs. Sharpen your brow pencil

clean it up later.

before every use. A very fine point will make it easier to produce fine, hair like lines.

1. Apply a thin line of eyeliner directly along the top lashes

to make them appear thicker. Gradually draw the line

5. Now you are ready for the concealer, well… almost.

thicker towards the outside edge. This causes the eyes to

First, clean up the mess. With a little moisturizer, remove

appear lifted and brighter which may be important after

any excess eyeshadow or mascara that may have fallen

all the holiday parties you attended. To soften the look of

under the eye. For under eye circles, it is very important

the liner, apply a small amount of shadow over it. This will

to watch how much product you use. Less is usually

also set the liner in place.

more.

2. Dust the entire lid generously with the lightest shade;

6. Like I said, the rest of the look should be very minimal

this makes the darker shadows easier to blend. Then

and fresh faced. So apply a little tinted moisturizer, dust

apply the bold, bright color in the crease and outer

on some mineral powder and brush a bit of bronzer to

edges. Try a slightly different colored shadow across the

the areas of the face that the sun would naturally hit: the

lower lash line. The key to keeping this from looking tacky

cheekbones, forehead and nose.

is blending, and lots of it. You want a smooth transition

between colors, a very soft look with no edges.

7. Apply a little lip gloss and then your liner. This helps the liner glide on easily for a smooth more natural look while

3. Curl your lashes. This will make them appear longer

still defining the lip line.

and give the appearance of a bigger, more open eye. Apply two coats of mascara to the top lashes and one

With just a few easy steps you can have the fabulously

light coat to the bottom.

orchid look of the season, but remember a trend is a trend and it is really all up to you. If you want to wear orchid,

4. If you need to fill in your eyebrows, start by brushing

awesome. But if you want to, work the blue eyeshadow

them up and fill with small, light strokes of the pencil,

or rock some red lips - fabulous!

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SAO PAULO

FA S H I O N W E E K

SPRING / SUMMER 2014 W R I T T E N B Y Leonardo D'Almagro

t is well known that Brazil is the birthplace

those presented by Ronaldo Fraga, one of the most

of the world’s sexiest models like Adriana

alluring fashion designers currently working in Brazil.

Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Aline Weber,

Inspired by the next World Cup in Brazil, collections

and Gisele Bündchen. In the spring of 2013,

were marked by bold colors and graphic stripes, as well

beautiful Brazil shifted the fashion spotlight

as Asian-inspired designs. The preview collection from

to São Paulo where the most important week of fashion

Amapo Ready-to-Wear Spring / Summer 2014, Água de

in Latin America, the São Paulo Fashion Week (SPFW)

Coco, takes the cake with rich and lush designs inspired

presented inspiration for the Spring / Summer 2014

by the exotic nature of Brazil.

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fashion season. SPFW was held in one of the world’s biggest metropolises full of natural beauty and natural beauties, was an explosion of light and color in sophisticated designs. Among the main preview collections highlight were

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FINDING FITNESS IN 2014 W R I T T E N B Y Kyle Golden

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re you a fitness fanatic? Maybe you bore

Inquire at area dance and yoga studios if you cannot

easily and need the newest workout to

easily find a gym or facility close to you that offers this

keep you going back to the gym. Fitness

unique fitness class.

fads come and go and many of us are always looking for the next best thing to

OBSTACLE COURSE AND THEMED RACES

help us keep trim and healthy. Here are five gym and

Running through mud and swimming in ice water? Yes,

gym-alternative trends to look for in the new year.

some just like the thrill of an obstacle. These types of races have been around for quite a while, and they aren’t expected to disappear anytime soon. You can expect races to get more creative over the next few years. Just think, you might be running from zombies or dinosaurs at your next 10k.

AERIAL YOGA

If you’ve ever dreamed of running away with the circus you may want to try an aerial yoga class. Participants in a class will get to experience what it is like to fly

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WATER CYCLING

of form and strength. You will get a fantastic core and

Ever felt like taking a dip after a long bike ride? Why not

strength workout while you learn a whole new level of

do both at the same time! As if you didn’t already get

understanding and appreciation for the practice of yoga.

wet enough in spin class, a growing number of gyms

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and studios are putting their bikes in the pool. You get a

and every major muscle group. Soon these classes will be

great, calorie-burning workout, and you won’t even break

offered at a gym near you.

a sweat. Look around for facilities in your area that might be offering this new biking trend.

KETTLEBELL CLASSES

The kettlebell is back! Developed in Russia in the 1700s, VIPR

the kettlebell is a timeless tool for fitness professionals.

Just like we said goodbye to the step class, current,

Until recently a set of kettlebells took up a considerable

outdated resistance training gym classes are about to be

amount of space. However, with the invention of the

replaced. One new class to look for is ViPR. Class participants

adjustable weight kettlebell you can have an entire set of

use large weighted tubes while performing exercises in a

kettlebells that take up the space of only one. This opens

360 degree plane led by a ViPR certified instructor. The

up the opportunity for more classes using the kettlebell

creators of ViPR wanted to bring back load-bearing work

and in-home video fitness instruction using this timeless

movements used by farmers who actually used to work

weight training tool.

the land. Each exercise is task-based and engages the core

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TRANSFORMING

YO U R L I F E W I T H T R AV E L W R I T T E N B Y By Justin McNulty

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am often asked how I do it. How can I

While the journey itself was memorable and

manage to stay organized, rested, and

amazing, the experience transformed my life. I was

put together with all the time I spend

exposed to people and cultures I never would have if I

on the road? While it is tiring to fly

had not left on the trip.

over 115 flights each year, I also find it

exhilarating. Every time my boarding pass is scanned, I’m reminded of a quote by Saint Augustine of Hippo: “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”

from where you were born and raised? If this were the case you never would experience an afternoon espresso and gelato while people watching at the Trevi Fountain in Rome, Italy. Nor would you ever have had a Geisha prepare you green tea in a traditional tea

I first heard this quote from Saint Augustine when

ceremony in Kyoto, Japan. Nor would you experience

I was in college. That was around the time I travelled

a sunset over the tip of the Baja California Peninsula in

halfway around the world to study monkeys on a

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

remote Indonesian island for the summer. It was my first time leaving North America, and I did so without

So, you are probably asking yourself right now, Justin does have a point, right? My point is this:

any family and only a backpack. To save money (I was

“Get out there and experience the world!”

on a college budget after all), I flew into Bangkok,

Nothing enriches you more than travelling and

Thailand, and then found my way to my field site

experiencing new places and cultures. Travel is a

south of Java, Indonesia - over 1,500 miles away - via

transformative experience to the mind, body and soul.

trains, buses, and boats.

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LIFE'S A PARTY for

NI C H O L AS F RA N K L CEO of My Yacht Group Brings a Party Fit for Royals to Austin, Texas EDITORIAL AND INTERVIEW CONDUCTED BY PHOTOS COURTESY OF

with him via My Yacht Club, a three night Monaco-style

in the world. As Founder of Entertainment

nightclub that returned to Ballet Austin November 15-

MarketPlace and creator of My Yacht Club,

17, 2013. Going strong well past 4 a.m., the event was

Frankl hops around the world throwing

complete with famous guests glamorous Comte de

champagne-filled parties for the world’s

Mazeray “Golden Girls,” a DJ flown in from Monaco, a

Jet-setting to events like Art Basel, the Cannes

$50,000 private table, and a whole lot of international

Film Festival, and the Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix to

flair atypical to Austin.

sip Patron with princes, actors, and professional athletes

Upon meeting him, Frankl strikes you as a confident

--all while benefiting local charities-- is all in a day’s work

man with a lot to say and not bashful in the least about

for him.

dropping names, titles, even financial status of clients

Austin’s own F1 U.S. Grand Prix drew Frankl back to Texas, and he’s brought a bit of that international luxury

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He seems quite comfortable in this ultra-exclusive

NF: Sebastian Vettel is the 4-time World Champion

private yacht hospitality platform he’s created. You have

and driving the world’s best racing car. Young and on

to hand it to a man who can carry on a conversation with

top of the world. Any one of the top 20 F1 drivers are

the Prince of Monaco, celebrate with Grand Prix World

masters of the universe for however long their career

Champions and party with Matt LeBlanc all in the same

lasts. Also, I would love to go into space as an astronaut.

night.

A hero of mine is Buzz Aldrin.

Additionally, Frankl founded the first Hungarian 2 & 4 man bobsled team and piloted HUN1 in three Olympic

What about your My Yacht Club concept

makes it attractive to locals?

Games. He’s also quite passionate about cars and has

NF: It’s about them being able to experience something

raced at an amateur level. Here’s a slice of his recent

very unique; we’re only there for the weekend. It gives

conversation with InFluential Magazine:

the locals the opportunity to have a very decadent

InFluential Magazine:

With your racing past and

experience within the F1 world, can you describe the emotions a driver goes through during a race?

experience in their own hometown. In Mag: What's one of the wildest things one of your party guests has ever requested?

Nicholas Frankl: It really is about having confidence in

NF: We had one guest –an American-- a few years

your team and in your car. You have to push yourself and

ago…he wanted a Rolls Royce and a Ferrari both to be

your machine to extremely high levels. When you’ve got

waiting for him upon arrival so he could drive whichever

the momentum behind you, it almost becomes second

car suited his mood.

nature, it gets easier & easier. A happy team is a winning team. In Mag:

In Mag: James Bond requests his martini ‘shaken, not stirred,’ what would you recommend as a signature drink?

With your racing background (both cars &

bobsled), it sounds like you have that infamous “need for speed.” What does it feel like to go that fast? NF: I moved from amateur racing to car testing, to bobsled racing, to 3 Olympic games, to motorcycles, and

For instance, what is the drink of choice for a princess? NF: The Princess of Monaco actually loves Comte de Mazeray champagne, she asked me to send a case to the palace. It’s one of her favorites. Patron XO Café is a favorite of mine.

now I’m into airplanes as a private pilot. After that, I don’t

In Mag: Which Royal would make the best F1 driver?

know…maybe jumping out a helicopter with a batsuit on?

NF: (laughs) Probably Prince Harry - he’s the James

The life of speed & happiness. I get a thrill out of seeing

Hunt of his generation. He’d be very fun to hang out and

happy people.

party with!

In Mag: If you had to trade places with one of your yacht party guests, who would it be?

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One of my big resolutions for 2014 is to be more

Now, no matter what your transformative goal is for

involved in my community, so in early January, I'm

this year, there's always an opportunity to benefit

kicking off an initiative by spearheading GENaustin's

the lives of others. I've compiled my favorite chic

Big Brave. This fundraising campaign is meant

accessories that are all socially or environmentally

to inspire courage in Austin's youth while raising

conscious. Each item benefits a specific cause

scholarship funds to help send girls to GENaustin's

like providing glasses to those in need or creating

network of programs, which aim to build positive and

sustainable jobs for women in impoverished areas of

healthy behaviors in Central Texas teen girls. Stay tuned

the world. These pieces are a great way to look good

for the details and thanks in advance for your support.

while doing good!

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Visit Benold’s at www.benolds.com

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ot a week goes by that mental illness is

night in Austin, you can find at least 2,300 homeless

not a media topic. Although suicides and

people on the street, in cars or in short-term shelters.

murderous rampages related to mental

The onset of mental illness often occurs between

illness grab headlines, those events are not

ages 18-24. With Austin being home to one of the

as commonplace as portrayed. However, an

largest universities in the nation, it is essential to provide

estimated 26.2 percent of Americans ages 18 and older

adequate mental health services, resources and suicide

suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year.

prevention efforts for students, as well as all Austin-area

People of all ages, ethnicities, religions, occupations and

residents. Fortunately, Austin Travis County Integral Care

social status are affected.

(known as Integral Care) and its partner, New Milestones

Recent scientific studies suggest that nearly one-third

Foundation (NMF) are tackling this health issue head on,

of people with all mental illnesses and about one-half

one which has far-reaching implications for individuals,

of those with severe mental illnesses (bipolar disorder,

families, the workplace and society.

schizophrenia, psychosis) also experience substance

In the last year, Integral Care served more than 27,000

abuse. Conversely, many alcohol and drug abusers battle

individuals and families. People who seek out Integral

mental illness. In the homeless population, up to 66

Care are often in dire need and have a single or combined

percent of individuals are diagnosed with mental illness,

diagnosis of developmental disabilities, persistent mental

substance abuse or both, according to the National

illnesses and chemical dependency. Adults, teens and

Survey of Homeless Assistance Providers. On any given

children are all clients.

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1. Neil Diaz. 2. Ava Arenella. 3. Meredith and Darren Higgins. 4. William Jackson and Auctioneer, Gayle Stallings. 5. Myrna Long and Edd Patton. 6. Joanna Evans-Linden and Mary Pat Mueller.

Integral Care provides a spectrum of services, including

Act,” says Neil Diaz, gala chair. “This legislation inspired

psychiatric evaluations, 24-hour crisis interventions,

a new era of optimism, leading to the establishment

medication,

and

of comprehensive community mental health centers

vocational training, information and referral, family

throughout the country. Integral Care embraces a

support and respite care, housing, supported living and

progressive and compassionate approach to mental

residential services. Residential facilities include Alameda

health service delivery in our own community. We look

House, The Inn and Safe Haven. Staff from Integral Care

ahead to making significant strides in changing attitudes

also reach out to those in crisis in homes, on the streets

about mental illness, as well as ensuring that all in need

or at other sites.

have access to the finest in care.”

inpatient

treatment,

employment

New Milestones Foundation was founded in 1983 as the

Diaz noted that the gala on November 7, 2013 at the

fundraising arm that supports the work of Integral Care

Four Seasons Hotel featured Austin jazz singer Ava

through capital campaigns, individual and corporate

Arenella and keynote speaker Tara Ebrahimi, a journalist

donations and a yearly gala, Bridging the Gap for

from Washington, D.C. She shared a compelling story

Children with Mental Illness, which funnels all proceeds

about her brother’s debilitating struggles with mental

to programs benefiting children, teens and their families.

illness and intellectual disabilities and her own bi-polar

Friends of New Milestones, made up of board members

disorder. “Bridging the Gap events are all about resources

and volunteers, sponsors quarterly gatherings in private

for children and teens in crisis. Prevention and early

homes featuring speakers who discuss timely mental

intervention are key for this population. What could be

health topics. NMF’s “Lunch and Learn” series, moderated

more important to our future than healthy, well-adjusted

by president-elect Rev. Susan Sager, is designed to

and productive young people?”

educate community members about how to handle a mental health crisis.

You can learn more about the work of Integral Care and New Milestones Foundation by visiting

“Our gala theme of ‘Looking Back, Moving Forward –

www.atcic.org and www.newmilestones.org. Watch for

A Retrospectacular’ explored where we have come in

details about the 2014 Bridging the Gap event, set for

mental health care services in 50 years since President

Nov. 13 at The Four Seasons.

Kennedy signed the 1963 Community Mental Health

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WINTER

GALA GUIDE

Austin Gives' 2014 GeneroCity Awards JAN 7 | 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM The Four Seasons Hotel

The Great Gatsby Gala & Casino FEB 8 | 6 – 11 PM Arc of the Arts Studio/Gallerya

Dell Children's Storybook Gala

18th Annual HRC Austin Gala Dinner

JAN 25 | 6 PM Austin Convention Center

FEB 15 | 6 PM Four Seasons Hotel Austin

All You Need is Love Gala

CASAblanca Gala

JAN 31 | 6 – 11 PM Four Seasons Hotel Austin

FEB 22 | 6 – 11 PM Hyatt Regency Austin

Visit www.austinsocialplanner.com to learn more about individual events and to get the scoop on everything going on around town!

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A NIGHT OF GIVING DANGEROUSLY A u s t i n C h i l d r e n’ s S h e l t e r G a l a H i s t o r i c S u c c e s s W R I T T E N B Y Julie Burch, William Jackson and Sandra Rascon P H O T O S C O U R T E S Y O F Darcie Siiteri

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Austin

old Crystal Hemphill spoke to the audience about the

Children’s Shelter gala, A Night of Giving

November

9,

2013,

the

sexual abuse she endured as a child, her life in foster care

Dangerously, raised a record one million

and how Austin Children’s Shelter changed her life.

dollars for programs and services to end

“This was truly a night to remember,” said Kelly White,

child abuse and neglect in Central Texas.

CEO of the Austin Children’s Shelter. “To witness such

The largest and most successful event

incredible acts of generosity, not just once but throughout

in ACS history boasted a James Bond-themed gala

the evening, brought tears to my eyes. We couldn’t

featuring a casino, raffle, two breathtaking performances

provide the services and programs these kids need

by Blue Lapis Light choreographed specifically for the

without the generous support of the sponsors, guests

event, and a live auction co-chaired by Tavia Conkling,

and volunteers who made this such an amazing event.

Caris Palmer and Shannon Schmitz.

The event was

The funds raised through the gala will help us to feed,

attended by 680 distinguished guests at the Hilton.

clothe, nurture, protect and heal children, young adults

“We were honored to represent the Austin Children’s

and families that have often experienced unimaginable

Shelter as co-chairs of this year’s gala,” said Shannon

trauma.“

Schmitz. “The mission of ACS is one that is close to our

A Night of Giving Dangerously was made possible

hearts, and we are so grateful to the sponsors, the guests

through the sponsorship of Pat and Bill Munday, Ronda

who were incredibly generous the night of the event, and

and Kelly Gray, P. Terry’s, Annette Renaud, Adria and

to the committee who spent countless hours planning

Brian Sheth with the Sangreal Foundation, Paula and

the gala. Our goal was to raise $600,000 for ACS, but

Sterling Boon of The Boon Group, Inc., H-E-B, Arron and

the evening far surpassed all of our dreams.”

Chris Hester, Mary Scott Nabers, SAGE Advisory, Shady

The emotional pivot of the night came when 20 year-

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