Last Summer, American Apparel announced that the newest face of their brand would be 60-year-old Jacky O’Shaughnessy. American Apparel is a very well-known brand that gained a lot of notoriety from their countless campaigns involving very young, very attractive individuals wearing very little actual clothing; so it came as a bit of a shock when they announced plans for an “Advanced basics” line, aimed at a more mature demographic than they have ever tried to appeal to before.
In retrospect, stumbling upon Jacky O’Shaughness in a NYC restaurant may have been one of the best breaks American Apparel had in 2012. “There was something so compelling about Jacky’s look and energy when we first spotted her in a New York restaurant this winter, we introduced ourselves and pulled up a chair,” writes the LA-based brand on its Facebook site. Today, O’Shaughness joins a growing group of older models making a name for themselves in an industry dominated by youth. She joined the ranks of iconic beauties like Carmen Dell’Orefice, 81, and Daphne Selfe, 83.
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Technology plays a larger role in peoples lives today than it ever has before. The capabilities of the phones that many of us use each and everyday are significantly more complex and advanced than any personal piece of technology that we’ve had before. While many people debate the pros and cons of a life filled with new gadgets and growing dependence on technology in general, some advances are undeniably great – especially those that have to do with our ability to monitor our health and better take care of ourselves and our loved ones.
Companies and individuals alike are developing countless apps to help us manage our weight, our stress levels and our lives in general; and now, healthcare is becoming more personalized and readily accessible than ever through new technology created to work with our smart phones. One of the best examples of this is the lastest medical gadget from Withings, which works with your smart phone to easily monitor your blood pressure.There are lots of folks out there with high blood pressure that have to keep a close eye on their readings and the Withings Blood Pressure monitor will make that easy.
The Withings Blood Pressure monitor plugs into the bottom of the iPhone into the sync port, and stores readings from the special cuff to an app running on the device. The product includes a cuff with a small pump inside that inflates and deflates when in use in order to get an accurate reading while the user sits back and relaxes. You can then choose to share your the readings on Google Health or Microsoft HealthVault for archiving.
The incredible system will be available by the end of the month, and will sell for about $129.00. You can read more about it by clicking here!
C.O Bigelow is one of the most-loved independent apothecaries in New York City. Bigelow was founded in 1838 in New York’s Greenwich Village and is exceptionally well-known for it’s cozy interior and rows and rows of shelves stocked with the best health and beauty products you can buy. Bigelow’s long standing relationship with New Yorkers has made it one of the most trusted shops in Manhattan, which is one of the many reasons why Omhu is thrilled to called in C.O Bigelows one of our favorite New York vendors.
Bigelow’s surgical supply department is located directly next store to the main shop; it offers an array of the best medical equipment and accessories available, and the staff is made up of friendly, knowledgable people all more than willing to help you find exactly what you need. Bigelow’s aims to create the best possible shopping experience for their customers, and we have say they do a pretty great job!
C.O Bigelow’s Window Display With Omhu Canes.
The Lord Mayor of Copenhagen, Frank Jensen is visiting two major US cities this January! One of the main reasons for the Lord Mayor’s visit to San Francisco and New York is to discuss green solutions and sustainable urban development within major cities. During his time in San Francisco, the Lord Mayor will meet with a number of important companies at the forefront of green technology and sustainable innovation.
While in New York, the Lord Mayor will spend time with Mayor Michael Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, and will be presenting Copenhagen’s plan for how to become the world’s first carbon neutral capital by 2025.
On January 9th The Lord Mayor will give his presentation on Copenhagen’s green strategy at the Center for Architecture in New York; there will be a panel discussion directly following the presentation focusing on the opportunities and challenges for sustainable cities. Participants will include the New York City Commissioner for Design and Construction, David J. Burney, Cleantech Director, Marianna Lubanski, Copenhagen Capacity, Partner, Partner Thomas Christoffersen, Bjarke Ingels Group and David Dyssegaard Kallick, Senior Fellow at the Fiscal Policy Institute.
The Lord Mayor of Copenhagen, Frank Jensen
Today, yoga is one of the most popular workouts in the world. It’s known for not only great physical benefits, but also for increasingly mental clarity and even a person’s general outlook on life and happiness.
Yoga is unique is the ways it can form and adapt to a persons specific needs and abilities, making an ideal workout for a much wider range of people than many other standard exercise plans. In recent years, more and more older adults have started to discover the benefits of yoga, regardless of skill level. Even as beginner, it makes your body fitter, your mind calmer, focused and often much more relaxed. According to a number ot studies and articles (such as this), yoga can be directly linked to the prevention and control of common health and emotional problems that is linked with Old Age.