Special Effects: October 2013

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SFX-Oct-2013-1It is often said, in a lovely way, that travel makes each of us world ambassadors. Let your message ring loud and clear with the new luggage-line collaboration between Heys USA and Peace Love World. The “i am” luggage line has two variations: I am Peace Love World or I am Complete. Both boast the strong and versatile travel pieces we’ve come to know and love from Heys, with arresting images, icons, and colors inspired by the PLW fashion line’s signature swagger. The hard-sided, high-gloss polycarbonate bags, from carry-on beauty tote to large wheelies, keep your belongings safe and sound, but it’s not just rugged construction and sassy style—these bags are also developed by savvy travelers who appreciate fine details like a gel-padded handle, smooth-rolling spinner wheels, and a built-in TSA lock. Now book your tickets and share your peace and love with the world. Range 12” ($200) to 30” ($500). www.heysusa.com


SFX-Oct-2013-3When we think about on-the-go sound, we automatically picture tiny buds shoved into our ears as we workout or commute. Real music aficionados don’t compromise on comfort or quality, instead they go with the professional STREET by 50 Over-Ear Noise Canceling Headphones. Listen to the beats of your choice, not the loud person or crying baby in the seat behind you. These highly advanced instruments from SMS Audio are the top pick of DJs and music pros who enjoy studio-mastered sound the way artists intended. They are travel-friendly with a hard-sided case, soft memory-foam ear cups, a removable cable to avoid tangles, micro-USB charging with up to 70 hours of play time, and an airplane adapter. Customize your travel environment with these stylish headphones that actively block ambient noise. Cool Silver or Shadow Black. $279.95. www.smsaudio.com


SFX-Oct-2013-5The eyes may very well be the window to the soul, but there are times when you want to preserve an air of mystery…or just protect those precious soul windows. Accept nothing less than the fine eyewear from purveyors Edward Beiner when it comes to shading your orbs. The vintage-inspired designer lines with contemporary craftsmanship and flair make your careful cool seem effortless. These double-duty GL X TL sunglasses, designed by the team of Garrett Leight and Thierry Lasry, blend elements and aesthetics from each designer’s home: Paris and Los Angeles. Tomorrow’s materials re-vamp yesterday’s retro style with a gradient lens and bi-color frames that stand alone as hip sun specs. Add the lightweight clip-on with its flash mirror hue, and you’ve snapped on a whole new level of intrigue and an alternative fashion statement. Mellow or brash, let your mood dictate your look. $445. www.edwardbeiner.com


SFX-Oct-2013-2Fragrance designer Niven Morgan takes inspiration from his travels around the world to infuse his diverse collection of skincare, home fragrance, and candles with heady worldly blends. The unisex “Blue” line is lightly scented with elements you’d expect to be heavy. Amber, sandalwood, and bergamot don’t cloy as they might with less deft handling, but instead, they are balanced by citrus notes of mandarin and lemon for a breezy carefree essence. The Blue Travel Set includes carry-on-friendly bottles of refreshing body wash, remarkably emollient and light body lotion, fresh and gentle shampoo, and restorative conditioner. The set comes in an acrylic and hemp travel pouch to toss in your bag and go, creating your own sense memories as you, too, travel around the globe. $26. www.nivenmorgan.com


SFX-Oct-2013-4Travel is one of the very best ways to restore our appreciation of and perspective on life. Opportunities to appreciate what we have and remind ourselves, with gratitude, that bad times pass and the journey continues, are always welcome. Wear this important attitude on your arm with Lokai­. This sleek, unisex bracelet has a worldly way to remind us to seek balance. The black bead is filled with mud from the Dead Sea, the lowest point on land, to symbolize that sometimes we’ve hit a low and should remain hopeful. On the opposite side, the white bead carries water from Mount Everest, one of the planet’s highest peaks, so we never forget that when we are on top, we should stay humble. The rest of the beads are clear, because we all have our own story. Today, just about everybody wears a bracelet for a cause or to symbolize something. Isn’t it nice to be able to wear a bracelet that symbolizes everything? $18. www.mylokai.com