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Wednesday, June 25, 2014 | 6 p.m.
Robin Thicke Blurred Lines
The down-and-dirty nude layout in the new GQ magazine of British-born American model Emily Ratajkowski is burning up newsstands and the Internet.
She talked about nudity when I met the 23-year-old brunette at Rose. Rabbit. Lie. in the Cosmopolitan for Conde Nast Traveler’s Hot 100 List party.
Emily first appeared seductively in Robin Thicke’s video for his mega-hit “Blurred Lines.” She also starred with Ben Affleck in “Gone Girl.”
Gorgeous Emily, who wore a stunningly sexy cobalt-blue bandage dress by David Koma and high heels by Yves Saint Laurent, led a fun champagne celebration pour over a 385-glass tower with Cosmopolitan CEO John Unwin.
Emily told me: “ ‘Blurred Lines’ wasn’t the first time I went nude. I was only 80 percent naked in the video. It was liberating and empowering. Pop culture by its very definition is controversial, so I don’t really understand what all the fuss was about. There was nothing I had to be ashamed about.
“I like coming to Las Vegas because it’s so much fun. My mother who is very proper brought me here for my 21st birthday.”
You might not instantly know her name, but after the new, sexy nude GQ layout of her romping in wet sand, you will moving forward.
Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.
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The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas dares to be different. From the hotel’s red reservations desks to fine art found throughout the resort, The Cosmopolitan’s signature style is helping to pave its own path on the Las Vegas Strip.
Upon entering the resort, you’re greeted by pillars of video boards playing video art by Digital Kitchen and David Rockwell Studio exclusively produced for The Cosmopolitan. Just beyond that, you’ll find all your favorite casino games on the resort’s 100,000-square-foot casino floor.
The Cosmopolitan’s rooms standout as the resort’s most unique feature. About 2,220 of The Cosmopolitan’s 2,995 rooms have 6-foot deep terraces that span the length of the room, a first at a modern Strip hotel. Other in-room amenities include soaking tubs, kitchenettes and quirky accessories like artsy coffee table books.
The dining experience at The Cosmopolitan isn’t something you’ll find at other Strip resorts, either. All of The Cosmopolitan’s 13 restaurateurs are new to the Las Vegas market. You’ll find American steakhouse fare in a modern setting at STK, top-notch sushi at Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill and the freshest fish flown in from the Mediterranean daily at Estiatorio Milos.
Whether the sun is up or down, Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub is the place to find the party at The Cosmopolitan. The venue is a dayclub/nightclub, complete with a pool and cabanas outside and three different rooms with three different vibes inside.
If nightclubs aren’t your thing, you can grab a drink at one of The Cosmopolitan’s five other bars, like The Chandelier, which is encased in 2 million dripping crystals.