Thursday, July 19, 2007


The Urban Bikini project ( Ubik) is an editorial concept that is expanding to other multimedia expressions and will soon publish in various countries and cities. 
The idea behind UBik is to embrace the beauty of great models and 
swimmwear/body shots, Fashion/Beauty photography shot mostly on the urban landscape as opposed to the "classical" view of models in swimwear at the beach.
The project has evolved to also include lingerie and some "indoor urban" environments.
As stated, the plan is to keep expanding the productions and shootings to other cities. Ubik Miami is our ongoing project.

The objective for The Urban Bikini Project is to make the concept a branded name sought after by leading swimwear, lingerie and leisure wear brands. The project has already been approached by well know swimwear, hair, cosmetic, fitness/health and jewelry manufacturers.

The Urban Bikini project is marketed at the top end and the very chic sector of the industry.

Our models will be representative of the sensual style Urban Bikini will be maintaining. All models will be carefully chosen to meet those criteria.

Through calendars, posters, online presence, models of the month Urban Bikini Project will become a sought after brand name to be associated with.
The public relations and advertising surrounding this effort will ensure its growth.

Urban Bikini Project has already been promoted in upscale Events involving the arts and Fashion.
Events within several of Miami/South Beach Clubs, resorts are under discussion. These events will showcase our models and our Fashion Industry partners and their merchandise/products.

A video with Fit TV and Urban Bikini has the brand featured.

Our website will be highly promoted and advertised, and will feature sales of our calendar, posters, events and our partners merchandise and products. We will have a music section featuring female musicians and dj’s and others in the music industry. The site will additionally have a member’s only section where we will be showing our off takes, on location videos, competitions to join shooting assignments and our Bikini Model Academy.

Contact us for the following:

More information on The Urban Bikini Project.
Advertising on our Website, calendars or posters
Want your merchandise, jewelry, eyewear, lingerie, leisure wear and swimwear to show on our models and at our events.
Promote your cosmetic, skin and hair care products.
Have any product or service you would like to feature.
Model for us.
Partner or affiliate with Urban Bikini Project.
Any other opportunity/event.

One of our partners is, a premier men’s image, grooming, and style site focused on strategic Image consulting, featuring world renowned models and photographers. has already featured Urban Bikini’s photographer and project manager, Jorge Parra from Miami and will continue to feature all the great talent who support our project.

Join us in this exciting adventure in Fashion, photography and merchandising. Be partners with us as we additionally support global causes, in particular efforts on Global Warming and the restoration of the Everglades.

Contact us via website

Thank you
Urban Bikini Project.

Sunday, January 07, 2007


men and grey hair...

This is interesting
MSN Lifestyle-men.

The Silver Fox? What Women Think About Gray Hair
By Marcy Barack

"The results are in. We asked users, "Ladies, is silver hair really sexy on guys?" and thousands said: Gray hair is hot—72%Let's admit up front that gray hair on men is distinguished. On women, it's just old. He's a silver fox. She's a crone. Oh, well, that's why there's Clairol.

The only thing better is when they're bald—12%Let me just drop one name: Sean Connery. Or two: Patrick Stewart. Or three: Michael Jordan. Silver's a sign he's passed his prime—16%These gals are certainly entitled to this opinion, but in my book, the real turnoff is the thinning pelt. The long retreat of the hairline above the eyebrows leaves a skinny peninsula marooned over the nose. Then come the desperate attempts at disguise with the dreaded comb-over. At last, nothing remains but the semi-circular fringe above the collar.


Marriage and tuning in to her

mens health/MSN Lifestyle -men--Laurence stans

'We think this part of the article is important......
Hart notes that in the average office environment, we have to keep our emotions in check, "otherwise we're seen as vulnerable. If we're seen as emotional, we're seen as out of control -- and of course that's the kiss of death." But unless we trade in our emotional distancing for emotional responsiveness when we get home, we will lose that home. The guys who have figured out the secret of modern masculinity will come home and "take off the emotional armor," as he puts it.
Or they won't -- and they'll get divorced. Roughly two out of every three divorces are initiated by women. Sanford Braver, Ph.D., a professor of psychology at Arizona State University, surveyed hundreds of divorced men and women for his book Divorced Dads. The top reason women gave for a divorce was "losing a sense of closeness."
Marital researchers are saying lately that emotional closeness is the only thing the contemporary marriage has left. If she doesn't feel connected to you, is there any reason for her to stick around? Most women would say no. Not practically, not morally, not financially. She had better feel close to you. If not, there's the door, and a lawyer is propping it open for her. When she goes, the children will follow.
Ironically, women still start out their marriages thrilled to be Mrs. You. Then comes Junior in a baby carriage, which nobody's ready for. According to a University of Washington study of newlyweds, nearly two-thirds of wives suffer a big decline in marital satisfaction within about 2 years after a baby is born -- despite what you see in the Huggies commercials. After year 10, satisfaction rises again -- but only for men; it takes women 15 years to see a bump in satisfaction.
Men are rather famous for coming on strong before marriage and putting our feet up afterward. Marriage researcher Howard Markman, Ph.D., author of Fighting for Your Marriage, once told me that, after men get married, a sort of "benign neglect" sets in, as they turn their attention to other things. "It's the biggest error men make," he said. "The man just starts taking the relationship for granted. He's assuming it's going to take care of itself." But, clearly, it doesn't.
We've had a nice little chat, sitting out here in your driveway. Now, before you go into the house, tell me: What are you going to do differently?
First off, you're going to take charge of this transition. If you need 20 minutes to decompress, take it. If you need 20 minutes sitting quietly with your wife in the den with a glass of wine and absolutely no children, do that. (My friend Kathy made that a house rule. She's still on her first marriage.) Whatever you need, man, just make it happen. "Nobody has to be a victim," says Marianne Legato, M.D., author of Why Men Never Remember and Women Never Forget. "Eventually, people learn to wait a minute."
Okay, your 20 minutes are up. Let the games begin. Your wife wants a word with you. Sit down. Listen. Let her talk. You don't have to match her level of emotional intensity. "If other things start cropping up -- like all your offenses for the past 15 years -- just stop and say, 'This doesn't help. What is the issue today?' Stop a discussion that is counterproductive," Dr. Legato says. But do it respectfully. And be patient. "Gently guide her to the issues she really wants to talk about. Give her room to calm down."
In short, let her feel close to you.
A recent major study of 5,010 couples found that women are happiest in their marriages when they get their husbands' attention. The single most important factor in her happy marriage is her husband's emotional engagement. What does that mean, exactly? I put that question to Steven L. Nock, Ph.D., a University of Virginia sociologist and the study's coauthor. He says it simply means "men showing interest in the routines of their wives' lives -- the routine, mundane things that men normally don't talk about." Granted, it's not most men's style to do this, an acknowledgment Nock makes personally and professionally.'

Friday, January 05, 2007


Work Life Balance

Work Life Balance

LONDON (Reuters) - Striking a better balance between work and play, taking more exercise and avoiding disastrous relationships top resolution lists around the world this New Year.
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Global research group ACNielsen surveyed consumers in 46 countries and found from the United States to Vietnam that more than half of those interviewed wanted work to play a lesser role in their lives in 2007.
One in three U.S. consumers -- who have the highest rate of obesity in the developed world -- also planned to go on a diet.
"Consumers have realized a healthy lifestyle is not about the latest celebrity diet or trendy exercise fads, but is simply about having a balanced diet and lifestyle," ACNielsen Europe President Patrick Dodd said.
Smoking bans passed in 2006 in countries from Spain to Uruguay looked to be bolstering the global health trend with one in five smokers polled admitting they were aiming to cut down or quit next year.
Exercise was also in the spotlight, with Filippinos, Australians and Singaporeans most committed to being more active.
"In many countries, 2006 was the year that "natural" and "organic" moved into the mainstream and this trend is likely to gain momentum in the year ahead," Dodd said.
The drive to detox also stretched to more intimate parts of people's lives. One in five consumers globally said they wanted 2007 to be the year they avoided "disastrous relationships."

Monday, September 04, 2006


Future help for baldness..

As reported on Yahoo August 30th....

Wed Aug 30, 12:20 PM ET
LONDON (AFP) - In a finding that could help treat an inherited form of baldness, a research team in Manchester claims to have discovered a protein "code" that instructs cells to sprout hair.

By sending the code to more cells than usual, the scientists at the University of Manchester say they were able to breed mice with more fur -- a feat that could potentially be replicated in humans.

Monday, July 10, 2006


Time to get to the gym

Appears from an article in New Scientist April 2006 that more financially secure women these days are looking more for physical attractiveness in men than power and security. The article suggests men who are not already there, should get down to the gym and additionally start moisterising!!!!!

Saturday, July 08, 2006


'If you had cancer would your know it?' Mens Health

We were very impressed by the article written by Christopher McDougal in Mens Health June 2006 issue page 160 on Skin Cancer. Whew--talk about an eye opener.

We quote from the opening paragraph of the article..

' Skin cancer may be our latest scourge: More American men will develop the disease this year than will get prostrate, lung or colon cancer combined. And you could be among the thousands who die unless you open up your eyes'

This is a must read by all of us.


skin cancer and kids

Guys, ok so you feel wearing a moisteriser with a spf 15, or spreading sun tan lotion all over your face and neck and exposed skin is not manly--give us a break. Perhaps the post on skin cancer after this needs to be read. Putting aside the manly hang-up--at least make sure your kids have adequate lotion protection and wear hats. Minimize the time exposed to the harmful suns rays. You owe it to is the SMART thing to do. Read our articles on sun protection.


125 best foods for men

Great article in Mens health June 2006 issue page 152 on 125 best foods for men.


Shaving--Details magazine

Great collection of shaving products in Details June/July issue 2006 page 152


Men and grey hair

Well it seems all the rage now for men to leave that grey in. In support we see a number of actors, muscians, singers and sportsmen paraded as examples. Cool, if it works for you and you feel comfortable with the grey--go for it. For those who dont want to see it creep in there are many alternatives..its your choice!!!


Saks and lab Series

While we have been a bit critical on the service to men at department stores when it comes to mens grooming products we must acknowledge a recent excellent service experience. On a recent trip in early May I had the pleasure of shopping at Saks at the Florida Mall in Orlando. Not only were the staff very professional and attentive, they took the time for an extensive dialogue on the products available. A gentleman and a female member of the staff went way beyond expectations for good service. They allowed me to sample products and fully explained the characteristics of each. I was most impressed. I settled on Lab Series daily moisteriser with spf 15 and age rescue eye therapy. I have been very pleased with both products, especially the mositeriser. To see if perhaps Orlando was the turning point for the State in making men feel comfortable at the counter I randomly chose another mall and different department store chain. Lets us just conclude by saying the service in Saks was in a different class. Well done Saks, and you never know who your client maybe.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006


Why do men wait so long....

Why do so many men wait until they are being dumped before they decide to do something about their looks, image and lifestyle? Is it simply they get too comfortable in relationships? What do you think?


Check our new site

This Friday May 12 2006 our latest edition of the site, will be up. Great new information on mens image, grooming, personal development and lifestyle. Our latest photographer, who has just finished working with Maxim Spanish edition show us his talents with exciting models.

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