Peter Abruzzo Introduces “The Tech Tuxedo”

          What defines a mogul? What defines an innovator? If I could summarize my definition of the two, Peter Abruzzo would be the answer. As CEO of Xedo, an online tuxedo rental company, Peter Abruzzo is changing the game as we know it. His dedication to anything he sets his mind to is second to none. His sphere of influence is massive. From formal wear to bridal to banking and everything in between, he has influenced success and created defining moments for many industries. In the words of Mr. Abruzzo, “Xedo is poised well to revolutionize the tuxedo rentalindustry.”

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        Xedo was inspired by leveraging the impeccable heritage of ACS Clothing Group. It was established in Glasgow two decades ago and has evolved from a Scottish wholesale supplier into UK’s leading provider of formalwear. Peter Abruzzo’s success dates back to an early age when in 1979, he took over his Grandfather’s tuxedo rental company formed in the 1920’s. He recalls this as a defining moment in his journey. At the age of ten, Peter wanted to be involved in everything business. He embraced every aspect of running his grandfather’s company and had a huge appetite to learn as much as he could from the people he looked up to most: his grandfather, a master tailor, and his father, a marketing genius. Some of these valuable lessons have stood the test of time and continue to influence Peter’s decisions today. Peter took this store and turned it into 550 storelocations in record breaking time, becoming one of the highest grossing formal wear companies nationwide.
         Prior to Xedo, Peter was at the helm of his consulting firm for over a decade. He worked alongside CEOs of formal wear and bridal powerhouses, helping to lead the exponential growth of each brand. With an eye for business model analysis and restructuring, some of Peter’s accomplishments include facilitating the integration of David’s Bridal and After Hours, as well as being instrumental in the turnaround of a division of Men’s Wearhouse, more than doubling revenue.
        His plans for the future include expanding its celebrity partnerships and diversifying its product suite to include suit rentals. Having already built the #1 formalwear company in the U.S.,Peter’s goal now is the help build the #1 formalwear company in the world. By combining the creative talent of today’s top designers with the industry-leading ability of ACS Group, Xedo is offering a higher-quality, better-fitting tux; a Perfect Match accessory color matching system; and 100% online wedding party management. Xedo will reinvent rental worldwide, enabling partners tomeet the needs of today’s digitally driven Millennial clientele.
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          His advice for you future entrepreneurs: always follow your dreams. Never give up and always give everything you do 150%! The most important thing is to find something you love to do and do it wellsomething that makes you want to jump out of bed every morning to get to work and need to be reminded when it’s time to leave. Take the word “No” out of your vocabulary. There’s always a way to make it happen…find the right people to align with and the answer will come.

Be sure to check out Xedo.com for all your Tuxedo needs!
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LAVANILA – As Seen on the TODAY Show

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Just in case you didn’t catch the Today Show on May 3rd…
Allure magazine’s Editor-in-Chief shared the top all natural deodorants, including the LAVANILA Laboratories Healthy Sport Luxe Deodorant.
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LAVANILA Laboratories’ Healthy Sport Luxe Deodorant is an aluminum-free deodorant that was created for an active life in motion.  Bursting with long-lasting, vanilla breeze freshness, this award winning formula is infused with proprietary SmartSportTM Technology for high performance defense & nourishment. The crisp vanilla breeze scent blends white jasmine with watery honeydew, green apple and a whisper of powdery vanilla ($16; Lavanila.com).
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Travel Essentials Under $20

Whether you’re heading to the tropics or backpacking across Europe, no matter what your summer travel plans are, there’s no need to sacrifice looking your best for more space in your carry-on. The key to avoiding a packing predicament is to edit your beauty collateral down to light, compact and mess-free essentials.

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Luckily, No7 and Botanics offer a selection of affordable TSA-approved skincare and makeup essentials for frequent fliers that will save you time and space, while keeping you looking flawless during your summer escape.

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Skincare Essentials

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Botanics All Bright Cleansing Face Wipes, $6.99, Target/Target.comQuickly and easily wipe away makeup, oil and other impurities on-the-go.

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No7 Hydrating Mineral Water Spray, $8.39, Target/Target.com – Spritz while in-flight to keep skin feeling and looking refreshed.

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No7 Beautiful Skin Vitality Eye Roll-On, $16.99, Target/Target.comHide the appearance of jet-lag with this caffeine and Vitamin C enriched roll-on.

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No7 Beautiful Skin Dry Skin Rescue, $15.99, Target/Target.com – Multi-purpose balm that’s formulated with nourishing shea and cocoa butters and enriched with pro-Vitamin B5 to intensively hydrate and sooth areas of dry skin.

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Botanics All Bright Radiance Balm, $12.99, Target/Target.com – Radiance balm provides an instant pick-me-up from a long day of travels to minimize signs of fatigue and stress to create a more radiant complexion.

 

Makeup Essentials

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No7 Dual Action Tinted Moisturizer, $9.99, Target/Target.com – Light-diffusing moisturizer provides long-lasting hydration along with broad spectrum sun protection. The moisturizer offers a hint of color to even and bright skin tone.

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No7 Radiant Glow Concealer, $13.99, Target/Target.com – Works wonder under your eyes, to conceal the appearance of dark circles and puffiness. Can be paired with a foundation or left alone for a more natural look, lasting up to eight hours.

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No7 High Shine Lip Crayon, $9.99, Target/Target.com – Great for sprucing up after the plane ride, this lightweight, sheer and glossy lip crayon is easy to apply and moisturizes the lips.

Can’t wait to pack all of these and get ready to go!

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New Product Alert: Coconut & Moringa Oils Curl Refresher Mist

MCJW_BLUE_REFRESHERMIST_1240px-557x1240As a shine-boosting refresher spray, Madam C.J. Walker Beauty Culture Coconut & Moringa Oils Curl Refresher Mist is like an instant espresso shot for tired curls. With each spritz, flat waves and spirals spring back to shape, creating a recharged style for second day hair and beyond.
In between washes, dry hair may need a boost of moisture to maintain a smooth, silky style. Madam C.J. Walker Beauty Culture Coconut & Moringa Oils Curl Refresher Mist accomplishes this with the highest quality natural ingredients – including first-to-market dual oil encapsulations – and performance-driven innovation. This Dual Encapsulation Technology ensures a frizz-free finish as tiny microspheres deliver moisturizing coconut oil and humidity-blocking moringa oil right where hair needs it most.
 Coconut oil, a fast-absorbing, nutrient-rich miracle oil, will deeply penetrate to support hair’s natural protein structure and revitalize. Moringa oil, rich in vitamin B5, will help to improve manageability while providing a protective barrier that blocks humidity. Together, these time-release actives help control frizz and extend the life of your style with a brilliant shine that is never greasy or heavy. Paraben, Sulfate, and Phthalate Free.
Price: $26.00 exclusively at Sephora and Sephora.com
Suggested Usage: Spray evenly throughout hair to infuse moisture. Then, use fingers to reshape waves and curls.
Ingredient Highlights:
  • Coconut Oil: Adds luster, shine, and softness to the hair; helps prevent hair breakage and split ends.
  • Moringa Oil: Delivers rejuvenating vitamins and minerals to the follicles of the hair.
  • Sunflower Seed Oil: Adds moisture and shine without being heavy or greasy.
  • Panthenol (Provitamin B5): Blocks moisture and keeps hair shiny.
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