Interview with CEO of Knotty Brand Saif Taj and Designer Mrs. Tazeen Saif

World is spinning over faster and faster…  Trends come and go but true classics persist. In the busy world of business and pleasure here comes the unprecedental bag that combines all you possibly need! KNOTTY ClutchBag is the first portable clutch bag of its kind that not only looks sleek and fashionable, but is also highly organized and compartmentalized so you can use it for work, laptops, play, and even dates. At KNOTTY brand, we want to capture the connection between what you wear, why you wear it, and how you wear it. The KNOTTY ClutchBag does just that – it fits where you are with where you’re going, and it looks great the entire time. Every brand in existence today treats bags as either fashionable and fun or professional and boring. There is no in-between. You have to come home and change your folio or work bag for something like a clutch that is more appropriate when you go out on the town. There’s no bag that is able to do it all for you, from just one structure No more switching after work. No more boring and generic work bags. Now you have your KNOTTY with perfectly organized and functional compartments! Not least, no more forgetting and loosing stuff due to bag switching… Wii-hiii! It’s a perfect solution for business people who appreciate their time. A dress to impress bag!

  We are excited to welcome Co-founder & CEO of KNOTTY brand Mr. Saif Taj and designer Mrs. Tazeen Saif of for a few k-naughty questions.

Read the full interview in the "Rich&Beautiful" March issue

Lilith Fury: The face of body positivity

Diversity is being embraced far more in recent years and the fashion industry, long accused of
discrimination, now has some gorgeous and glamorous plus-sized models. These women have
millions of followers on their social media accounts, appear on magazine covers, adverts and on catwalks.
One of these beautiful models is Lilith Fury, a plus-sized Latina model and actress that is
constantly on the go. Considered to be clever and outspoken, Lilith Fury cheekily introduces
herself on her website and social media pages as a queer, Latina, and disabled plus-size model.
Her fans love her forthrightness, and down to earth personality that often shines a light on the
not so pretty aspects of the plus size world.
Recently, she was denied verification on Instagram despite her extensive filmography, and celebrity status, and had several clothed images removed for nudity, despite being identical to images posted of thinner women. “There are a different set of rules on Instagram that fat women are held to, that others aren’t. It’s fatphobia, plain, and simple.”
Lilith herself has overcome her two decade long bought with anorexia, and body dysmorphia, to become a successful and sought-after celebrity. “You can’t hate yourself into someone you’ll
love”, is her personal mantra. Good natured and with a moderate height of 5’ 4 ½” Lilith is also
often fondly called Hobbit by her family and co-workers.
Fury is romantically linked to a former co-star, but the A-list actor and her keep a low profile,
avoiding being photographed together.
When not busy with photoshoots or busy in a movie studio Lilith, with her hourglass figure,
charming smile and sparkling eyes is an ardent fat liberation and disability activist. She is
constantly fighting for awareness on issues of acceptance and believes that everyone has the
right to have a positive body image, no matter what the expectations of society are. Fury insists
that fat people should be allowed accept how they are, love themselves and stop feeling
ashamed. That bigoted fatphobes need to learn to leave fat people alone.
Lilith is very active in the body positive community and has said that she is not here to be
popular or create a persona that will be palatable to the masses. Being authentic is how Lilith
believes that she can help bring about change in these perceptions about body image and she
doesn’t care what others think.
Feeling comfortable in her own skin, she loves herself and her body and feels that where others
choose to hate she chooses to love. This is the message that she ardently passes on when she is on one of her body-positive campaigns.
 
 
In-between Fury finds the time to write and is also a businesswoman who owns an online
clothing store that sells body-positive T-shirts, home goods, and phone and laptop cases.
Modeling has embraced Lilith and her grace and beauty ensure that she has a crazy schedule.
Constantly moving between Vancouver Canada, and the US like Seattle and Portland is difficult
but her work achievements are rewarding. Lilith recently became the first size 28 to model
clothes for the counterculture-related retail clothing brands Hot Topic, and Killstar.
Starting with a small role in the comedy Role Models (2006), Lilith’s appearances in films and TV include parts in the series The Haunting of Hill House (2018), Patient Zero (2018) and most
recently The Boys (2020). Lilith’s future appearances include two films to be released in 2021.
As usual, four days of excitement and fun have been planned at the Washington State
Convention Center in Downtown Seattle again this year. The annual Emerald City Comic Con is
being held between March 12 – March 15, 2020. Attendees and fans will have the chance to
chat with and get autographs from the cast of The Boys, including the voluptuous beauty Lilith
Fury who starred in three episodes of Season 2.
For those fans that want to know a bit more about Lilith before they meet her at Emerald City
Comicon, she is an avid reader and her all-time favorite movies are Return of the Living Dead,
Nightbreed, Big Fish, and This is the End. Comedy, horror, fantasy and drama, Lilith enjoys them all.
An active girl, Lilith swims and cycles to keep fit and does love to cook, paint and bake when she has time. Lilith’s favorite leisure time activities include the role-playing game LARP or playing Magic the Gathering. Listen up everybody, the message is loud and clear, every person, no matter how different deserves love and respect. Lilith Fury is not allowing anybody to feel anything less than special, no matter how fat or what disability they have.
Don’t miss the chance to get to know this remarkable woman a bit better at Emerald City Comicon, in just a few days from now.
Visit Official Website
Or check Lilitt at IMDb

Why Do You Need Teeth Whitening?

Do you know the enemy that causes tooth stains? It is quite

interesting to note that every tooth is comprised of an

inner dentin layer and a protective outer enamel layer

which is much harder.

 

Regular intake of food stuff, nicotine and caffeine tends

to form another coating over the enamel layer like a

pellicle film. This film can be removed chemically as well

as by scraping by a dentist.

 

Brushing helps to clean the teeth stains to some extent and

there are special abrasive toothpastes which help further

the process. Teeth whitening toothpastes are also available

which are effective in cleaning such stains on our teeth

enamel.

 

Our teeth enamel is porous in nature. Hydroxyapatite

crystals in the form of microscopic hexagonal ìrodsî make

up the enamel.

 

The accumulation of the foreign substances over the years

gets into the pores and settles on the inner layer where it

is very difficult to scrape them. Though these deep stains

are actually quite harmless, they do not look good.

 

Thus to get rid of these tough stains, people seek the help

of professional teeth whitening procedures.

 

During such teeth whitening procedures, a bleaching

chemical agent is used called carbamide peroxide or

hydrogen peroxide.

 

This is present in a tooth whitener and it triggers a

chemical - rather an oxidation reaction - which manage to

break the staining compounds.

 

The chemical compound carbamide peroxide breaks within the

mouth into urea and hydrogen peroxide.

 

The hydrogen peroxide plays a vital role in the teeth

whitening process.

Proven Weight Loss Tips

Did you read the latest headline or here the latest TV commercial on weight loss? Surely, you know now you can lose 5 pounds overnight and still eat everything you want to and never gain it back? No exercise needed just take this little miracle pill and the pounds will drop right off? You and over 40% of the adult population, which is overweight, have heard this dribble, so many times; you don't believe a word of it. Now get ready for weight loss information you can believe. This article is going to give you righteous, weight loss tips free. 

Think about this for a minute. It may not be your fault that you are over weight. Thatís right! You may be carrying the extra weight because of genetics. In other words, if your family tree shows overweight people in it, you may well have inherited the same fat gene. But, there is always a but; you may have contributed to the problem by not eating right and living a sedate lifestyle.

Now, even though you may have inherited some of the problem, you have to take responsibility for having added to the problem. Once you accept the responsibility, it will be much easier for you to make the decision that things have to change. Not only do you have to lose weight but that you have to change your lifestyle. Failure is not an option because it can result in you cutting years off your life. 

Your second weight loss tips free is to talk with your personal doctor, to make sure you don't have an illness, which is causing you to be overweight. At the same time your physician will tell you if youíre physically fit to begin a weight loss plan. In addition he will be able to advise you on setting realistic goals for shedding those pounds. 

It is important for you to set your goals so they are obtainable. They must be set high enough to be a challenge, but yet low enough so you don't get discouraged quickly. If your doctor tells you to lose 50 pounds, you need to break those 50 lbs down into bite size chunks. (Pun intended)

An example of doing this would be to set a long term goal of losing the 50 pounds over a six month time frame. You can break this down into a smaller goal of only 8 lbs a month. Then you can take it down even further to two pounds a week. It appears now you have a workable goal.

For your 3rd step you need to set out a plan for exercise. If you have been living a sedate lifestyle, you would be much better off if you started off walking. This will help you to get your muscles, in your legs and arms, to working again. 

Within two weeks you should be up to walking a half mile to a mile. As your wind and strength improve you may find your self able to move into a brisk walk. Your walking will be the most effective when you can sustain a heart rate of 120 beats a minute for a minimum of 30 minutes.

This article has given you proven weight loss tips free. However, those tips are going to cost you. They are going to cost you to take responsibility and action to lose the weight. 

 

 

Inspired by surviving the California Wildfires, Bestselling author Catherine Bybee tells a story of hope and renewal in My Way To You

New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author Catherine Bybee has written thirty-four books that have collectively sold more than seven million copies and have been translated into more than eighteen languages.

 

CP: Hi, Catherine, it’s exciting to meet you!

CB: It's my pleasure. Thanks for taking the time to talk to me today. 

 

CP: When talking about yourself, you always outline that first of all you are a mother. Is it important to you, that your sons are proud of the work you do as a writer?

CB: It certainly factors in now. I think the key word there is "sons". Considering I've made a name for myself in romance novels... well you can imagine how that was received growing up. Their guy friends gave them a hard time and tried to read the kissing parts out loud which grossed them out. Their girlfriends always wanted copies. But as the dust settled, their views have changed. And now that they are 23 and 20, they are very proud of what it is that I do. At the end of the day, I'm just mom. And writing is my work. 

 

CP: Being best-selling author with more than 7 million sold copies of your books, your story echoes with the one of J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter creator. Similarly, she’s been a mother while her success in writing was not something she took for granted. Have you thought of this parallel? Do you somehow associate yourself with Joanne?

CB: I can honestly say I've never thought of that parallel. At least not with J.K. Rowling in particular. However, I have met many writers that were also parents. We carve out time in the day and night, between kids, school, sports...and we write. In the end becoming successful is a surprise to us all. Never in a million years did I dream or believe I'd have the reader base that I do. Writers write because we have stories in our heads that need to come out. It doesn’t surprise me any longer that many of our stories are the same.

 

CP: When you were young, you moved to South California to become a movie star. Do you still have this dream?

CB: Do I stand in front of the mirror singing into my brush? Or shout out one-liners like, “No one puts Baby in the corner.” Yup. But I no longer have the desire to act for a living. I could see myself on a community theater stage as a cameo. I absolutely loved “becoming someone else” on stage. But now I can become every character and direct their actions and words with every page I write. So in a crazy kind of way, I achieved that dream.

 

CP: It was not always that you earned your living by writing. At some point you worked as a full-time nurse. Did you translate this experience in one of your books?

CB: Absolutely. My years as an Emergency Room RN in a level two trauma center often finds ways into my work. There is simply too much material in those years to now draw on it in fiction. I have characters that were nursing students, trauma nurses, ER doctors, doctors and Nurses Without Boarders. I’ve placed other characters in the hospital with sick kids, accident victims, and survivors of abuse. Not Quite Enough and Not Quite Forever are two that stand out. But several more have bits and pieces of my life as a nurse.

CP: When was this moment when you realized that writing is something you would like to do full time?
CB: I remember that day. I had written my first manuscript. A whole book with a beginning and a middle and an end. Characters grew and stuff happened and the book was awful and will never be published. But I learned that I could write a whole book and immediately got started on the next one. It was two chapters into Binding Vows I realized I wanted to do this forever. I re-read those chapters and told myself that I could do this. I told my then husband that I was going to be a writer. He asked what we were having for dinner.

 

CP: What experience did you put as a base of My Way To You?

CB: On July 22, 2016, the Sand Fire erupted out of the hillsides and onto my property of twenty years. My home was backed up against the Angeles National Forest with dense and moisture starved vegetation. California was in its seventh year of drought and that fire consumed over fifty miles of hillsides before it arrived at my doorstep. I was just pulling out of the fog my divorce had created and doing everything I could to keep my children in their childhood home so they could graduate from high school without a traumatic move. Only the universe had other plans. My home was spared, but much of my property and barns were not. I truly thought the fire was the hardship, but then mother natured dumped 200% of her normal rainfall and my property was covered in tons of mud for the next six months. Like with every difficult time, there are heroes in the mix. From the firefighters to the public works employees, I had so many blessings in that dark time. So what’s a writer to do? I wrote a book. I did everything in my power to give a voice to the silent heroes and show the world what it is like to survive such a difficult time.

CP: What is your biggest dream right now?

CB: I want to continue to do what I do and reach even more readers. I have very personal stories I want to share to inspire others to rise up and achieve great things. But at the very basic level, I want my family healthy and happy so we can grow old together.

 

CP: What would be your advice for the beginner authors who are afraid to take a big step and make writing their career?
CB: My answer to this is always the same. WRITE! Write the books and learn your craft. Rejections are part of the landscape so expect them, but don’t let them knock you down. Learn and grow and keep writing. This is the absolutely best job in the world and if you’re a storyteller, you owe it to yourself to try.

 

CP: Thank you so much for the interview! We wish you lots of success with the launch of My Way To You!

CB: Thank you for having me.

 

My Way To You by Catherine Bybee is on sale March 10, 2020. For more information visit: www.catherinebybee.com.

HALEY TIBBS GOES ROCK!

For her new single "Last Summer Rain" the singer has joined the rock story "Lost On The Way".

This project, created by german musician Matulla, includes over fifty song features with singer from around the world packed in a rough motorbike ride through the United States. "Last Sumer Rain" Is now out on Spotify and Bandcamp.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXhOFhERa2U

Haley Tibbs is a musician, singer/songwriter, model, actor and mechanical engineer from Phoenix, AZ. She grew up in musicals and performing classically. At a young age she learned how to play guitar and started writing songs. She then moved to Nashville and recorded her first single which was streamed worldwide and accepted by Sony records. Haley has worked with billboard touring artists and local musicians from all over the world. She has performed around Arizona, Nashville and NYC and has been a part of shows in parts of Europe. Haley has recently finished her EP “Go Up”.

Haley has modeled in NYC, LA, Nashville and Phoenix. She has experience in print and runway modeling. She is published with Adidas, the Henna Shop, Flipside, Whipped Hair, Xenon 2016 calendar, and more. She has walked for designers of Arizona, New York, Los Angeles, Italy and Sweden.

Haley has worked on local films, national TV shows, moviesand touring shows. These include ABC Nashville, Nashville Spotlight, Beanies, Dream Big, etc.

haleytibbs.com

 

"Cosmo Chic" March issue is out!

In March issue we are disclosing one of the biggest celebrity beauty secrets! Read through the cover story and learn more about Advista Biotech Eye masks. A true breakthrough in the beauty industry! Get to know what it's like - enter the closet of Grace Gatto. Get the latest beauty and fashion carefully selected by our editors for your closet! All this, and much more in "Cosmo Chic" March issue.

 

Aurelien David: "I Want To Radically Break Down All Boundaries Between Belief Systems, Music Styles, Languages!"

On the cover: Aurelien David, French recording artist, singer and pianist. Aurelien shares his time between Germany, France and Israel. Aurelien David’s first album “Adon Olam” is an eclectic mix of pop ballad, influences from French Chansons and reinterpreted traditional Hebrew texts and melodies, accompanied by a piano arrangement inspired by classical composers.

 

His way of music started as early as at the age of 7. Later, Aurelien received classical training with renowned international concert pianists and singers. At 16 he made his mind to pursue a career as an artist. With the need of intellectual food, young Aurelien began to study engineering, politics and business. And upon receiving his master's degree at 21, Aurelien began his successful international career. 7 years later he founded his own company for international development cooperation. Since then, he has been traveling around the world working for government institutions, helping to realise sustainable projects. For a long time, he has been dreaming about reconnecting with his first passion by producing his own music. Inspired and surrounded by great people, he finally decided in 2018 to launch his own label and realise a project that is very important to him, the album "Adon Olam”.

Aurelien has always had a deep connection to Judaism and has always captivated by this musical heritage. The mission of his music is to radically break down all boundaries between religions, music styles, languages, the old and the new.

 

Read the full interview with Aurelien David in the "Cosmo Life" March issue