Around the LA Office: Fun with Andrea Fohrman Jewelry
LA-based fine jewelry designer, Andrea Fohrman, popped into the West Coast Bureau this week to show us pieces from her current and upcoming rainbow and celestial-themed collection—all of which are jam-packed with precious, vibrant stones. Whether you stack ‘em up or wear just one at a time, Andrea’s unique and colorful pieces always make a statement!
—Tiffany Faure, Editorial Assistant, InStyle LA office
Photo credit: Janelle Grodsky
TYPHOON HAIYAN RIPS THROUGH CENTRAL PHILIPPINES
Typhoon Haiyan is a Category 5 storm, the strongest typhoon of 2013 and said to be the “most powerful ever” to make landfall (with winds near 195-200 mph). Perspective: Superstorm Sandy was at 95mph when it hit New Jersey; Hurricane Katrina at 129mph when it hit land.
- Pre-emptive evacuations affect more than 161,000 families or more than 790,000 people in 37 provinces
- Typhoon Haiyan as seen from space
- Haiyan makes 6 landfalls - it affected an island chain in the central Philippines, making landfall in six islands. It gained wind power as it traversed through waters in between.
- Haiyan traverses areas affected by magnitude 7.1 earthquake - The earthquake left more than 200 dead dead on October 16; 1000 injured; 350,000 displaced. The survivors have been living in tents and evacuation areas. It passed through Leyte, Samar, Cebu (2.5 million residents), among others. All with densely populated cities, some of which are the poorest provinces in the country.
- 100 people killed in Tacloban — first estimate of casualties in the city reported today, November 9. Because the communication lines are down, the news centers have yet to take stock of the full extent of the damage. But the numbers are still expected to rise. The devastation was described as if a tsunami had wracked through it.
- 2:03PM 11/9: An estimated 4 million people have been affected by the typhoon
- 4:20PM 11/9: 90% of Baco Town in Oriental Mindoro flooded
- 4:55 PM 11/9: Bodies still scattered in Leyte as Visayas in shock
- 5:19PM 11/9: Negros Occidental under a state of calamity
- 7:34PM 11/9: Local officials expect the number of bodies found in Tacloban to reach 500
- eta: 7:45PM 11/9: Iloilo and Palawan declare state of calamity
- eta: 8:04PM 11/9: Update: 134 reported dead
- eta: 8:30PM 11/9: Thousands homeless in Ormoc, Leyte
- eta3: 10PM 11/9: Red Cross estimates 1,200 casualties
- eta3: 3AM 11/10: Aerial photo of Bantayan Island after Haiyan
- eta3: 3:23AM 11/10: At least 200 believed dead in Eastern Samar
The victims need all the help they can get. Cities have been leveled, buildings made of concrete were destroyed by strong winds and storm surges. Communications have yet to be reestablished in most of the areas affected by the typhoon. The full picture left behind by Haiyan has yet to be established yet the devastation reported on television is already extensive. The government is bracing for large-scale relief operations. Virtually 1/3 of the country has been ravaged by this natural disaster. And we need help.
HOW THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY CAN HELP
- donations via the Philippine Red Cross (including PayPal)
- donations via Habitat for Humanity
- donations via ANCOP Foundation USA
- eta: donations via UNICEF Philippines
- eta2: donations via CARE Australia
- eta2: donations via Caritas Internationalis
- eta2: donations via GMA Network (credit card)
- eta2: donations via World Vision
- eta2: donations via AmeriCares
- eta2: donations via Samaritan’s Purse (Canada)
- eta2: donations via Canadian Red Cross (or you can text REDCROSS or ROUGE to 30333 to donate $5)
FOR THOSE IN THE PHILIPPINES
- text donations via Globe
- Red Cross and DSWD relief operations (infographic)
- list of ongoing relief operations via Rappler
- donations via ABS-CBN News
- eta: relief operations via University of the Philippines
- eta: relief operations via the Department of Education
- eta: pick-up locations for donations via Air 21
HOW TO FILE FOR MISSING PERSONS
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Investors in the Northeast Maglev (TNEM), an American company with funding from a Japanese government bank, say that a superconducting magnetic levitation train is the future of transportation between Washington, D.C. and New York City. If successful, the Northeast Maglev would carry passengers one way in 60 minutes, and from Baltimore to D.C. in 15 minutes. (Magnets! How do they work?)
Accessories Director Leah Karp’s 5-Day Shoe Diary
With great accessories comes great responsibility—a responsibility to share said accessories. And since no one at InStyle has greater, chicer add-ons than Accessories Director Leah Karp, we journaled her enviable heels, from sexy studded Valentino stilettos to amazing cut-out Alaias, for five days in photo-diary form. Flip through to glimpse (or: gaze, gawk, ogle) at just a fraction of her covet-worthy collection.
Day 1: Valentino
Day 2: Gianvito Rossi
Day 3: Celine
Day 4: Pierre Hardy
Day 5: Azzedine Alaia
Photo credit: Alex Reside for InStyle.com
Within the frame of Urban Lights Ruhr, osa - office for subversive architecture and Christoph Rodatz have created a temporary light work for a vacant tower block, which has been turned into a huge sculpture by means of black painting and will be demolished at the end of the year.
Photos by Johannes Marburg _ All rights reserved.
20 places that don’t look real (part 2)
11. Mount Roraima - South america
12. Naico mine - Mexico
13. Red beach - China
14. Solar du Uyuni - Bolivia
15. Tainzi mountians - China
16. Tulip fields - Netherlands
17. Tunnel of love - Ukraine
18. Wisteria flower tunnel - Japan
19. Zhangye Danxia landform - China
20. Zhangya Danxia Landfrom 2 - China