Entries Tagged as 'Close Up'

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. Read More >

Close Up – Don’t Just Sit There!

Friday, November 7, 2014

Lydia Hearst

At the rate people are lounging around or hunching over their work desks, sitting is the new equivalent of smoking. Did you know that too much sitting can be hazardous for your health and decrease your life expectancy? Want some more depressing and upsetting news… even if you exercise for 30+ minutes each day, that does NOT counteract the negative effects of sitting. Studies have shown that the more you sit the more you run an increased risk of obesity, heart disease, diabetes and various forms of cancer – Just TWO HOURS of sitting in front of the television can increase lung cancer by 6%, colon cancer by 8% and endometrial cancer by 10%


Here are some ways to keep sitting from killing you:

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Giving Back

Friday, July 18, 2014

Do more than belong: participate. Do more than care: help. Do more than believe: practice. Do more than be fair: be kind. Do more than forgive: forget. Do more than dream: work.

Lydia Hearst


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Friday, January 24, 2014

It’s award season – And not only that, fashion week is just around the corner! It is not the season of wining and dining, or wearing fabulous dresses – though that is part of it! It’s time to tighten, tone and reshape your entire body in record time before hitting the red carpet and catwalk! Every time you step out you want to capture that picture-perfect moment, although the aesthetic of perfection doesn’t always come easy, it takes discipline and work. What do I do to detoxify and re-energize…?

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Friday, January 17, 2014

Must read books for 2014

“A written word is the choicest of relics. It is something at once more intimate with us and more universal than any other work of art. It is the work of art nearest to life itself. It may be translated into every language, and not only be read but actually breathed from all human lips; — not be represented on canvas or in marble only, but be carved out of the breath of life itself.” ~ Henry David Thoreau

If you haven’t read these books, now is the time to do so!


Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs


Hollow city : The Second Novel of Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs


Lord of the Flies by William Golding


The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern


Brave New World by Aldous Huxley


Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke


The Aviary by Kathleen O’Dell


The Book Thief by Markus Zusak


Animal Farm by George Orwell

Ask And It Is Given by Esther & Jerry Hicks

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Friday, December 13, 2013

Holiday Gift Guide

Shopping is never easy, especially around the holidays! Here are some creative gift ideas for everyone on your list… Everything here is something that I either personally have, use or simply love. These are my recommendations for the gifts you want—and what you’ll want to give your friends and family this Christmas. Enjoy and happy shopping!


Lydia Hearst holiday

Diptyque – Black Baies Candle $90

Fornasetti Profumi – Scented Candle with Lid $165

Jonathan Adler – White Porcelain Muse Noir Candle $68


Lydia Hearst bath scrubs

Double Love Body Scrub with Himalayan Salt & Organic Lavender Essential Oils $24

Organic Body Scrub – Dead Sea Salt Detox – Lemongrass $13.95

Body Polish Sugar Scrub by Holistic Body Therapy 8oz $30


Lydia Hearst Polish Holiday

OPI Nail Lacquer 10 Piece set, Take Ten Mini Kit $25

butter LONDON Lips and Tips $25

MAC Ruffian Manicure set ~ SPECTATOR – Limited Edition, Rare $45.99


Lydia Hearst Jewelry

Alex and Ani Baraka Wrap $48

Jennifer Meyer Set of five 18-karat gold multi-stone stackable rings $875

Typhoon Palace, Monkey Ear Cuff $474.47

Brooke Gregson Astrology 14-karat gold diamond necklace $3,240


Lydia Hearst makeup

Lancome Rouge Etincelle lipstick in a reissued 1955 heritage red hue, encased in Swarovski Crystal, $75

Tarina Tarantino – “Queen For A Day” Special Savings Beauty Set $50

Christian Dior ‘Diorific’ Lipstick $36

Winter Olympics – GO USA!!!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Because the United States government does not provide financial support for its Olympic athletes, the U.S. Olympic Committee uses merchandise revenue to help fund their travel for the games. So Olympic merchandise is an important business for the committee, which broke records when it sold $115 million in gear for the London Olympics, surpassing its $100 million goal. It also raised $375,000 through the sale of individual $12 stitches on an American flag that traveled with Team USA to England.

The mittens, which retail for $14, are an adaptation of the popular red maple-leaf mittens that took the spotlight at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics, as fans raised their mittened hands to show their support for Team Canada. By the end of the Vancouver Games, the mittens were selling for triple their original price on sites like eBay.

With the rollout of the Sochi mittens, the committee launched a “Raise Your Hands” campaign for Team USA, by encouraging shoppers to purchase the “Go USA” mittens and share photos and video of themselves wearing them. Videos hashtagged #RaiseYourHands are eligible to be featured in sendoff video for American athletes headed to Sochi.

Sochi Games take place February 7-23, 2014

Get your mittens and support at –  http://www.teamusa.org

Lydia Hearst Olympics


Back in Action!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Lydia Hearst

I’ve not been posting much recently as I have been busy filming season two of The FACE. Mentoring the young models and working with Naomi Campbell and Anne V only reignited my love of fashion and the industry. Fashion is important and to work in this industry you have to believe in yourself and be strong. It was an incredible experience and I cannot wait for you all to see it when it airs in the spring of 2014! Now, back to my blog..!

The ten episodes of The FACE will premier on Oxygen in spring 2014…!

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Friday, August 23, 2013

Photo by Sarah Silver

Photo by Sarah Silver

As a woman, it is a constant race against time and an endless search for the latest and greatest anti-aging treatment or elusive youth elixir. I can admit that I am a spa and product junkie. It is not uncommon for me to spend a small fortune on treatments, lotions and oils at the Sonya Dakar Skin Clinic. No, I have never had Botox, fillers, nothing of the like, nor do I ever intend to… That is so NOT my thing. I will, however, let snails slither all over my face! Read More >

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Friday, August 9, 2013

Secrets to Adventure Packing

 Lydia Hearst Peru

After recently returning from an incredible trip of a lifetime, I thought it necessary to share some insider packing tips for adventure traveling. No, I am not sponsored by, nor do I represent, any of the brands I mention here. This is just what I use and love for my travels. I find these companies and items to have the highest quality and performance.

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