Right now, the future is being written.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

 

 

Life Ball 2015

Lydia Hearst

The Life Ball is one of the biggest AIDS charity events in the world and an internationally unique ball. One question that keeps being asked at the Life Ball this year is if we all can expect or look forward to many more years of this grand event… My answer is, I certainly hope not; if it continues, it means that there has been no guaranteed cure for those infected. Lest we forget, the Life Ball is an exuberant festivity with extraordinary performances that year after year celebrates life and makes a loud and sounding statement in the fight against HIV and AIDS – resounding far across the boundaries of Vienna and Austria. In this way the event sets an example of tolerance and sends the signals of solidarity to society and the whole world. Yes, we are all here to celebrate life, but we are also here to raise funds for a cure for those infected with what is still today a life-threatening illness. I hope the in the near future our global medical leaders and research specialists are able to save those who are infected and put a stop to its spread for current and future generations. People sometimes focus on what they can’t do and forget that it is all the little things they can that are the most important on holding a real impact on the world. Everyone deserves a reason to get up in the morning and be happy; let’s fight to find a cure for those in need and give them a reason to wake up each day and celebrate the gift of life. Together we can all save the world, even if that world is one person’s.

 Lydia Hearst

Life Ball 2015 - Celebrities Arrive In Vienna

Lydia Hearst

The first day was filled with pictures, interviews – gallons of Redbull – fittings for the big event and The Red Ribbon Ceremony.

Lydia Hearst

On the eve of the Life Ball, there is the Red Ribbon Celebration Concert in the Vienna Burgtheater. For the forth time already, the Red Ribbon Celebration Concert takes place as a prelude to the Life Ball Weekend. Under the motto Building Bridges for Peace, it is part of the official festivities on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Austrian State Treaty and the 70th anniversary of the United Nations, which are held in cooperation with the Federal Ministry of Europe, Integration, and Foreign Affairs. Our common goal to build bridges for peace and humanity is the fundamental condition for a tolerant society. Cooperating in an open way is a prerequisite forsuccessfully fighting HIV and AIDS and their sociopolitical consequences.

Lydia Hearst

The net proceeds of the concert will go to the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), which helps to stem the mother-to-child transmission of HIV.

On the eve of the Life Ball there is the Life Ball AIDS Solidarity Gala which is held in Hofburg Palace. The world is facing an epidemic that is getting worse, not better. I ask you to extend the hand of solidarity. ALL people deserve to be treated with with dignity, respect and love.

Lydia Hearst Chris Hardwick

The red carpet was magical with people dressed as golden Adonis and mythical creations, ferries or anything that related to this year’s theme, Gold, revolving around the ancient celebration of spring as the giver of life – course some people were simply naked and painted their entire bodies. There’s something incredibly beautiful about this red carpet filled with the creativity of guests who have spent a year designing their elaborate costumes to attend that ball.

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The fashion host for the show was Jean Paul Gautier – who I was set to be walking for in the show!

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Europe’s biggest charity event, is as fun as it is serious: raising money for AIDS and HIV research. But as in previous years, the 23rd Life Ball continued it’s tradition of a free-for-all gala with an emphasis on diversity. This type of event would never be able to happen in the US, which is unfortunate. In America there is too much censorship and people are far too conservative. In all honesty that is disappointing to me that an event like this could never be brought home. People should embrace their bodies and themselves, not be afraid or ashamed of them. Maybe part of the reason AIDS is still an epidemic is because people don’t talk about sex, what’s normal and what’s not with the body and are poorly educated about sex.

Lydia Hearst

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Lydia Hearst

Dress: Monique Lhuillier, Metallic Tea Length Dress $2,995

Shoes: Monique Lhuillier, Odette Glitter Fabric Sandal $795

Clutch: Jimmy Choo, Charm Holographic Patent-Leather Clutch $995

Ring: Bvlgari, Parentesi Cocktail ring in white gold with amethyst and pavé diamonds $8,850

Necklace: Swarovski, Fidelity Collar $249 with matching earrings $n/a

 

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My Style

Sunday, April 5, 2015

WonderCon Anaheim 2015

Lydia Hearst

Sunglasses:

Fendi, Tortoise Bright Side Sunglasses in Havana Honey Cherry/Brown $340

 

Sweater:

Zoe Karssen, Bat Sweater $242 ON SALE $72.60

 

Jeans:

AG Adriano Goldschmeid, The Farrah Skinny in 12 Years Rip $225

 

Shoes:

Joie, Roxie Heel in Multi Silver $255

 

Bracelet:

XIV Karats $n/a

Recipe – Baked Sweet Oatmeal

Friday, April 3, 2015

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An unexpected twist to a basic oatmeal treat. This is the PERFECT recipe for breakfast, sunday brunch or a mid-day snack!

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My Style

Friday, March 27, 2015

Mad Men Black & Red Ball

Lydia Hearst

Photographed by David Livingston, Alberto E. Rodriguez & Jason Merritt via Getty Images

Dress:

Monique Lhuillier, Black and White Resort 2015 $n/a

Shoes:

Saint Laurent, Jane Leather Sandals in White $795

Clutch:

Alexander Wang, Prisma Envelope Clutch in Black Rubberized Snake $895 – SIMILAR Alexander Wang Prisma Clutch available HERE

Jewelry:

Diamond Ring, Bracelet & Earrings by XIV Karats $n/a

 

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Two New Ways to Make Bruschetta

Friday, March 20, 2015

Sweet & Cheesy

  • Sweet & Cheesy Bruschetta
    • Ingredients
      • 2 organic apples
        • Whatever is in season and/or personal preference (I prefer Gala or Fuji)
      • 1 Baguette
        • Cut into slices ¼ inch thick
      • 8 ounces Brie (Approximately one pre-packaged triangle)
      • 1 tablespoon Honey
      • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
      • 1 teaspoon Brown sugar
      • Olive Oil
    • Directions
      • Preheat oven to 400 degrees
      • Slice and core apples
        • Cut into thin, flat slices
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Horoscope – Week Beginning March 18

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Lydia Hearst

It’s important to always trust the timing of your life – it might just be the key to your destiny.

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Beauty Myths & Musings

Friday, March 13, 2015

Eyes

Myth : Sharing Mascara and eyeliner is safe if you only do it with close friends and family or with makeup professionals.

Noooo

I’m sure you are aware that you shouldn’t share makeup. But there may be a moment when you throw caution to the wind — with your girlfriends gushing over and trying out new products, or backstage at a runway show while standing in a lineup as the mascara wand is used over and over again on various models for final touches (yes, I have been witness to this). Well… I have a few things to bring to your attention: conjunctivitis, herpes, flat warts, mites.

Disgusting and disturbing, right?! My thoughts exactly!

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My Style

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Lydia Hearst

Dress:

FORWARD & Cushnie et Ochs EXCLUSIVE Flared Viscose-Blend Dress with Side Cutouts in Black $1,395 ON SALE $907

Shoes:

SERGIO ROSSI Folded Suede Pumps in Black $995

Clutch:

Diane Von Furstenberg Glitterati Envelope Clutch in Copper $252.19

Jewelry:

XIV Karats $n/a

 

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Horoscope – Week Beginning March 11

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Lydia Hearst

If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.

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Horoscopes by Rob Brezsny

http://FreeWillAstrology.com

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