She-Moguls would you?
Here’s an article…and a new magazine that might have gotten past some of you She-Moguls. Beyonce graces the cover of the Spring/Summer 2013 issue of The Gentlewoman Magazine. Beyonce lets her most basic beauty show through; looking more conservative than some of us who are force-fed Beyoce for breakfast are used to. The publication (described below), is jam packed with all sorts of things a good She-Mogul may want browse. Whether it ends up on your subscription list or not, this issue may be a good addition to the coffee table. Follow the link for a sneak peak.
“The Gentlewoman is a fabulous publication for modern women of style and purpose. It offers a fresh and intelligent perspective on fashion that is focused on personal style – the way women actually look, think and dress. Featuring ambitious journalism and photography of the highest quality, The Gentlewoman celebrates inspirational women through the distinctive combination of glamour, personality and warmth in its collectable biannual magazine. And now, its growing community of international women will also be championed via its expanding website, set to re-launch this summer.”
She-Moguls….. would you?
So you have the music, the friends, the crib, and now all you need to do is throw the greatest BBQ ever! The type that will have your friends telling their grandkids about. I have thrown my fair share of shin-digs in my day, enough to shut down a small town. Word to GSU!!!! But some of us may need a few tips on what to do. Once again, we got you covered.
I guess we can call this the dog days of summer as Elisabetta Canalis plays as if she is a dog locked in the car during a hot summer day. Mogul pet owners, please remember that your pets get hot also. Don’t leave them in the car when it is hot outside.
This is usually the dry weeks of professional sports. The NBA season is long gone, the NFL is still a few days away from training camp, and college football is null and void. What’s a sports head like myself to do? True this year we have the Olympics to get us hyped, but let’s be honest just how many of the sports do we watch? Track n field, basketball, swimming, and I would think in some parts of the world soccer and gymnastics. (If you are looking forward to anything else you are truly a sports head!) The only thing left to get us over this mid summer hump are scandals!
So athletes please be mindful of how you kick it this time of the year. One bad night at the club can lead you into days of headlines. A bad tweet could have you apologizing the next morning after you realized you called an upset fan a (fill in your own derogatory name here). You can even mess your college/university up for years to come if you decide to do who-knows-what with little boys. The best thing for you to do now is practice. Practice. Practice. And practice some more!
If you don’t then understand you just may become food for the sports reporters out there trying to sell papers and advertising blocks. You life is now fair game to be broken down by critics with a microphone.
I mean who sits back and thinks of these things? Better yet, who actually tries them out to see if it is any good? But if your stomach is brave enough to try this delight, head over to your local Burger King and give it a taste. Let us know how it settles.
A nice summer cashmere sweater brings a different splash to your Cool as opposed to the short sleeve polo or seersucker blazer. Do Moguls wear seersucker?
Kenneth Cole $39.99
Pair that sweater with some grey slacks. Grey pants should be a staple in any mans wardrobe.
Banana Republic $69.50
And we all know that brown goes with grey, don’t we?
Cole Haan $198
Every four years the world’s greatest athletes gather to compete in the Summer Olympics. This year’s event in London will feature stars in track and field, soccer, tennis and more. The Olympic competition extends outside the playing arena to the shoe and apparel market where Nike and Adidas compete for their own kind of gold on the backs of the athletes in their respective endorsement stable.
The ultimate rock stars of the London Games are expected to be the U.S. men’s basketball team, which will feature Nike athletes LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant. Adidas was banking on Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose to be its Olympic basketball stud, but a torn ACL in Saturday’s playoff game game against the Philadelphia 76ers will shelve Rose for the Olympics. This comes on the heels of another Adidas athlete, Dwight Howard, getting knocked off the U.S. team after back surgery in April. Chauncey Billups, also in the Adidas stable, will miss the Games after tearing his Achilles tendon in February.
The Rose injury is a crippling blow for Adidas. Major sporting events like the Olympics and World Cup are prime opportunities for Nike and Adidas to showcase their talent. The German apparel company made Rose its marquee athlete in February when it signed the 2011 NBA MVP to a 13-year worth $185 million that could net Rose more than $200 million after royalty payments. The deal kicks off with the 2012-13 NBA season.
Adidas badly lags Nike in the U.S. basketball shoe market with only 4.5% of the U.S. market in March according to SportsOneSource. Nike has a stranglehold in the U.S. with 91% of the market including the 58% share of the Jordan brand, which is owned by Nike. Adidas is hoping Rose can be a transcendent athlete for the brand as Michael Jordan was for Nike.
Adidas will have to sell a lot more of Rose’s signature sneaker for the deal to make sense from economic standpoint. Wholesale sales of Rose’s shoe were $25 million in 2011 in the U.S. compared to $40 million for Bryant’s shoe and $90 million for James’ Nike kicks according to SportsOneSource. Everybody is looking up at Jordan though where wholesale sales were $1 billion last year.
The Olympics will now be a Nike-fest when it comes to the U.S. basketball team. In addition to James, Bryant and Durant, the team is likely to feature other Nike or Jordan athletes including Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade and Kevin Love.
The Rose ACL injury severely damages the title hopes of the Chicago Bulls who are the top seed in the Eastern Conference and the team will have to adjust on the fly to move forward in the playoffs. Another team that will have to adjust on the fly are the marketing folks at Adidas’ German headquarters.