a peek inside the home of Jennifer Lopez

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Something we just can’t get enough of. Taking a peek inside the homes of the rich and famous. We just love to see the exceptional luxury of their daily lives. And to see if they have a bit of good taste or not. Last month Jennifer Lopez decided to sell her house in Los Angeles and before handing over the asking price of 15 million euros for the shack, you should at least have a quick look inside. So for those interested in a new residence in always sunny California, here is a tour of Casa Lopez. Read more.

BY Amayzine | | 05:45 pm

Everyone in New York does this

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Several people told me I should absolutely not leave New York without a SoulCycle session. And if I was to go around 7 am, there was a good chance of bumping into a VIP. “In Soho you might just happen to sit next to Kimmy K and in Noho the Olsen Twins often stop by.” Read more.

Everything you need to know about the Oscars 2015

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As we’re writing this, in Hollywood the A-listers are probably dancing on the tables at after-party number three or lurching towards their town car with Louboutins in one hand and an In ‘n Out burger in the other. Sunday night was Oscar Night, the most glamorous night of the year, and we’re going to tell you everything you need to know about it. Read more.

BY Amayzine | | 03:06 pm

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How can you start this Monday better than with Jetteke? She’s become a dear friend of Amayzine. Not only is she one of Holland’s best fashion editors she also wears the most enviable suits. Read more.

What not to do when jet lagged

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I’m writing this at 4 o’clock in the morning. At least that’s the time here in New York. It’s 10 am at home in The Netherlands. Great time to wake up. But waking up at this hour is no fun when you’ve got a whole day ahead of you. And I’ve been doing this all week. Simply because I’ve been doing everything, but everything, totally wrong. There’s an advantage to doing things wrong. Always supplies input for another posting. Read more.

WHY AVOCADOS ARE GOOD FOR YOU

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In New York every menu has avocado on it somewhere, the green fruit is in every smoothie and there are heaps to be found in Whole Foods. In short, avocados are still incredibly hip. Opinions are certainly divided on the question of whether they make you fat or not, but I can’t do without them. Eat moderately as we ought to with everything, and there’s nothing to worry about. Better yet here are a few reasons why these green things are so incredibly good for you. Read more.

This is what models make

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We’ve been roaming the streets and especially the shows of New York with our cameraman, Sacha. Now Sacha has a lot going for him (great looking, sweet and he is very good at his work) but knows nothing about the fashion world. Using football metaphors we try to explain to him what someone’s status is. For example Karlie Kloss is de Lionel Messi of the model world. Read more.

what's inside the Oscars goodie bag 

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The tension is mounting for stars like Reese Witherspoon, Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone and Keira Knightley, ‘cos this Sunday it’s that time of the year again: the Academy Awards. They’ll have a chance of winning the worlds’ most prestigious film prize. It’s considered the highest achievable honor for an actor and thus beyond amazing if you win. Which makes the blow quite considerate if you miss out. However the nominees having to go through life as mere ‘nominees’ after Sunday evening will receive an unofficial consolation prize that should ease the pain a little. Read more.

BY Amayzine | | 04:47 pm

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Bo Mulder is a lucky girl. She has a wonderful boyfriend (never met him but if you’re as gorgeous as Bo, he must be wonderful), who was suddenly sent to New York for work. Read more.

lipstick and champagne

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Here at Amayzine our hearts always leap when an invitation from Chanel drops in our mailbox. This time we were asked to come see and try the new colors in the Rouge Coco lipstick collection. You can take it from us that that’s an absolutely fabulous way to spend a Wednesday afternoon. Chanel does everything the ‘Chanel way’ and that means being immersed in pampering and beauty. Read more.

BY Amayzine | | 12:38 pm

Done Undone

– hair of today –

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We’ve snooped around at many a show and yesterday May-Britt came fresh from Michael Kors’ backstage door to O&M Hair Salon where we got perfect hair done for the evening. Backstage at Michael Kors May got inspired seeing how they achieved the perfect ‘done undone’ hairdo for when you don’t have the luxury to step into a salon. So here it is in three steps; Read more.

Teh nicest man on Instagram

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People, I have a new favorite Instagram account: @workforbillc. Bill C is Bill Cunningham and John Kurdewan is the man behind this account. Whoever doesn’t know Bill is punished and must go sit in the corner and write out 50 times, “Bill Cunningham is de most legendary (streetstyle) photographer in the world”. Of course we see Bill everywhere at all the shows, but to be honest I hadn’t met John yet. That is until we were at the Tommy Hilfiger show. Read more.

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If you keep track of the Instagram accounts of these ladies you’ll get an exclusive look behind the scenes of New York Fashion Week. Read more.

BY Amayzine | | 09:17 am

VICTORIA, Where'S DOUTZEN?

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This month Victoria’s Secret will threat us to the ultimate summer dream with the first edition of her swimwear show. On 26 February CBS will be broadcasting a show featuring Angels Lily Aldridge, Alessandra Ambrosio, Adriana Lima, Behati Prinsloo, Candice Swanepoel, Elsa Hosk, Martha Hunt, Jac Jagaciak, Stella Maxwell, Joan Smalls and Jasmine Tookes wearing the latest swimsuits and bikini’s from the American lingerie label. Read more.

BY Amayzine | | 06:17 pm

NYFW: Marc by Marc Jacobs

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Yet again we braved the cold for a glimpse of the guests at the Marc by Marc Jacobs show, held in the same venue as Alexander Wang. On the way over there, the heel of my Giuseppe Zanotti boots broke, but altho’ we were late, there were plenty of interesting things to see. Jet wore her yellow Marc by Marc bag, I held the pink Amayzine microphone and May led all the models to our camera. Read more.

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Yvette was our intern. We just couldn’t let her go, so from now on she’ll be working for us two days a week. She kicked off with a wonderful look that she casually dropped in my mailbox. Read more.

Liesbeth and Olivia:

the final chapter

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You don’t have to be the most loyal Amayzine reader to know I’m quite a fan of Olivia Palermo and her husband Johannes Huebl. Search under ‘Olivia Palermo’ on our site and the dozens of search results are probably all fanatical pieces by me. When we first went to the New York Fashion Week last February, my first thought was, ‘OMG, I’ve a chance of seeing her for real.’ Didn’t happen, and then came a long, LONG year full of disappointments and almost-but-not-quite meetings. Read more.

Touchdown Tommy

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A permanent fixture at Monday 11 am New York Fashion Week is Tommy Hilfiger’s show. One of those wonderful empty-the-wardrobe shows. Backdrop is an all-American spectacular, the best models and clothes you want to put on right now ‘cos fall/winter is shown in February, so bring on those fun-fur coats, caps and woollen sweaters. Read more.

the lazy illustrator and LOTD-worthy type come together

– The sketch app –  

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You can make me deliriously happy with gorgeous illustrations. Now I do understand that not everyone is blessed with my talent (joke!), but I have found a brilliant app for the totally uncreative amongst us, or the lazy designer. Chic Sketch. It’s an app with which cool lookscan be made into an illustration in a flash. The makers even describe it as the most ‘instagrammable and shareable app’ in New York, so that’s very promising. Read more.