2018年04月03日

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2018年03月30日

British royal family

There are plenty of folks in the United States who are excited about Prince Harry's upcoming wedding to actress Meghan Markle.


Of course, she's not the first American to marry into the British royal family. Queen Elizabeth II's uncle, King Edward VIII, abdicated in 1936 to marry American divorcée Wallis Simpson -- something unheard of at the time.


The fact that so many in the US already know this shows that America's fascination with the British royal family started long before Harry met Meghan.


The Duke and Duchess of Windsor, formerly King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson, pictured in September 1939.


The popularity of TV shows like "The Crown" in the United States backs this up. British actor Matt Smith, who plays Prince Philip on the show, said he was surprised by the fascination the royals inspire in the United States.


"I had no idea they were so popular here ... until I did this show," Smith said. "They've managed to maintain an air of mystery and celebrity somehow, which I think has allowed them to endure, and that sort of mystery is always appealing on some level."


Across the pond, the royal family is seen as a massive soap opera, replete with love and loss, pomp and circumstance and British accents (Americans love those too).


Sandro Monetti, a British journalist now living in Los Angeles, covered the royal family for five years. He believes that Americans love the royal family more than British people do. "To much of the world, Britain is the royal family," he said. "They are a great PR boon for the United Kingdom."


Former US President Barack Obama acknowledged this when Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, visited the White House in 2015. "The American people are quite fond of the royal family," the President said to Charles. "They like them much better than their own politicians."


Part of the draw is the pageantry and centuries-old tradition, which is unlike anything the US has. The Kennedys are perhaps the closest thing to American royalty but, as a deeply Democratic family, the fanfare may be divided; the constitutional role of British monarchs is to steer clear of politics.


Arianne Chernock, an associate professor in the history department at Boston University, said Americans' interest in the royal family has been apparent since the younger nation was formed.


"It has been alive pretty much since 1776," she said. "Pretty much as soon as we severed ties, we were back to being fascinated -- captivated really -- by the royal family."


Much of this makes sense in light of the special relationship maintained by the two nations. Politically, Chernock said, the bond deepened in the post-World War II era.


"That stems, I think, from our shared paths and this sense that to some extent Americans were part of this narrative, part of this story," Chernock said. On top of that, for some Americans, the ties that bind are British blood relatives.


Nevertheless, Chernock said, the interest isn't constant but peaks around important events like royal visits, weddings, births and coronations. So, no surprise these milestones grab plenty of American eyeballs.


In 2011, close to 23 million Americans woke up early to watch the wedding of Prince William and Catherine, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, according to Nielsen.


In 1981, before cable TV, the wedding of Prince Charles and Diana, Princess of Wales, was one of the most-watched televised events of the 1980s in the United States.


"For the first time, in front of a mass global television audience was the idea of a fairytale princess wedding: Someone who was one of us marrying into the royal family. Everyone could relate to that around the world," Monetti said.


When Diana, Princess of Wales, died in 1997, about 30 million Americans watched the funeral.


The image of a then 12-year-old Harry and 15-year-old William walking solemnly behind their mother's casket lingered on in the collective American psyche. Like much of the world, Americans want a happy ending for the princes -- especially after watching them endure such pain.


Over the years, Americans have remained curious about the sons of the so-called People's Princess as they grew into their philanthropy, went off to college, served in the military, began dating and, ultimately, left the realm of "eligible bachelor" behind.


Princess dreamsAnd so, we have to address the tiara in some American girls' bedrooms. Many girls in the United States grow up watching cartoons about royalty and dressing up as princesses for Halloween.


While the messaging about princesses has changed over the years to one that's more about female empowerment and less about a prince whisking a lady off into the sunset, being royalty is romanticized from an early age in American pop culture.


"I think Walt Disney had a lot to do with that," Monetti said. "All those ideas in films and books, the princess was the ultimate dream."


You don't have to look further than Immaculate Heart, Markle's high school in Hollywood, to see the excitement of that princess dream in living color -- even though Markle will have a title other than princess. Many of the students at the all-girls' school plan to get up in the middle of the night to watch one of their own marry into the royal family.


"It's just super cool that she came from here, like L.A., and just spread out all over the place," said senior Becky Doyle. "And, you know, who doesn't love a good love story?"


And perhaps it's safe to say a bit of that infatuation goes both ways. After all, Claire Foy, who plays Queen Elizabeth II on "The Crown," said many Brits are thrilled Harry is marrying the American actress.


"We're like, 'Thank God! Open the doors!' She's so beautiful, and I just think she says all the right things," Foy said. "She makes the English royal family look ever so slightly ..." As Foy looked for the right word, her "Crown" co-star Smith interjected: "Staged."


Foy agreed, "Yeah, because she's just so relaxed."


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2018年03月26日

Should you have your wedding

A Cork couple feature in RTÉ’s new wedding planner show, based around the dilemma of whether to have the event in Ireland or abroad, writes Marjorie Brennan.


Don't Tell the Bride, My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding, Say Yes to the Dress… the list of wedding-inspired reality TV shows goes on, demonstrating how nuptial celebrations and all the associated drama are a perennial source of fascination for audiences.


The latest addition to the genre is RTÉ’s My Big Day: Home or Away, a pilot one-off in which two top wedding planners compete against each other to bring one couple’s dream wedding to fruition. One planner arranges a wedding in Ireland, the other plans a ceremony further afield and the icing on the cake is witnessing the couple tying the knot at their dream location. The couple featured in the one-off show are Kate Browne and Peter Twomey, from Cork, who got engaged eight years ago and kept putting their wedding plans on the long finger.


Wedding planner Tara Fay says she was keen to get involved in the show as she saw it as an opportunity to demonstrate the wide range of skills required in her job.


“We see ourselves more as wedding producers. One of the most important skills required is listening, because it’s not about us, it’s about our client. It’s about asking the right questions, to know how to pull that information from them and to turn that into what they want. It’s not our wedding, it’s their wedding.”


Going up against Fay is Bruce Russell, a London-based wedding planner. Why does he think there is such a demand for reality wedding shows?


“I think it’s because weddings have become so personal, couples now have access to everything regarding design ideas and styling while years ago they were happy to go the traditional route. Now there are no limitations, if you want that Kardashian wedding but you don’t have the budget for it, someone out there somewhere will be able to create it for you.”


While Russell has organised countless weddings where money is no object, he also enjoys the challenge of sticking to a limited budget.


“It forces you to think outside the box and it’s about how you maximise things — you have to think not in terms of ‘you can’t have this’ but to look at options like ‘what if we do it this way?’ or ‘what’s important, can we DIY?’.”


Russell says while things do go wrong, staying calm is the key.


“Everything is about management beforehand so what when we get to the day, it’s a smooth process. There’s a few that come to mind where things went awry; we had a power outage at one and it didn’t come back until an hour before the couple came in, we were almost at the stage of having to relocate at an hour’s notice. That’s not the best


feeling, but from my perspective you have to be the calm and collected person because everyone is looking at you — if you start to panic everyone does.”


As anyone who has done it will testify, organising a wedding can be a very stressful experience. As such, one constant trope of wedding reality shows is the ‘Bridezilla’ having a meltdown. Russell has an empathetic take on the stereotype.


“Put yourself in the bride’s shoes — you’re the one person everyone is looking to for an opinion, a decision, everything falls on you. What I try to do is manage the process, the information, the decisions that need to be made. Communication is key so I try to avoid the bride getting to the bridezilla stage. If I’m doing my job right we don’t necessarily get there, but sometimes it’s a moment, you let them have it and take it from there.”


The bride in this case, Kate Browne, certainly doesn’t appear to be the Bridezilla type when we speak. In any case, she says there was so little for her to do that she didn’t get the opportunity to lose her head at any stage.


“It was fantastic, and I didn’t have to do anything at all. On the day, it hit me how lucky I was. All I had to do was just turn up. Everything was done. It was a real luxury to have a planner to the standard of Tara and Bruce.


“Everything was thought through down to the last detail. The kids were even taken away and looked after in the evening.”


Kate and her husband Peter Twomey are both self-employed — he is a dairy farmer and she runs a boutique, Vanilla, in Fermoy, Co Cork with her sister; they have three children, aged seven, four and three. Their busy lives and financial pressures meant their wedding plans kept being moved down their to-do list.


“I barely have time to have a shower, never mind plan a wedding,” Kate laughs. “Our house is small, and we had to build an extension every time we had a child. How could we spend so much money on just one day? It was never really a priority. Then we decided that all the kids are here now and we would focus on it. I told Peter that I did want to get married this year; even if it was just the two of us inside a registry office, we would have done it at some point.”


It seemed like fate when last year, Kate saw an ad looking for couples who would like someone to plan their wedding. She filled in an application form and things moved quickly after that. Peter wasn’t exactly thrilled at the idea to begin with.


“She told me she was doing it and I said: ‘Yeah, yeah’, knowing it wouldn’t happen… then two days later, I was moving stuff out of the shed getting it ready for calving and she says ‘Are you around tomorrow after 11, there’s a fella from RTÉ coming down to film us’.”


Peter eventually came around to the idea, and in the end he was the one who came to the rescue when Kate got cold feet towards the end of filming.


“I got really nervous and said I don’t know if I really want to do this because it was my family involved as well,” she says.


“Peter said: ‘look the opportunity is here, let’s just take it’. I was the one who had instigated it but then I got scared when it became a reality, he pushed it forward so I suppose we balance each other out that way.”


The couple haven’t seen a final cut of the show; they plan to watch it as it airs with friends and family in a hotel in Cork.


“The TV thing is a bit strange alright and I am really nervous about it. You don’t know what way you’re going to be portrayed, how people are going to perceive you and how the editor will decide what to show,” says Kate.


While they are sworn to secrecy about which planner comes out on top, they agree the whole experience was a fantastic one.


“It would suit me down to the ground if no-one ever saw it but it was a fabulous experience,” says Peter.


“It was never going to be a bad scenario. As I kept saying, it was a real first-world problem: pick this fabulous place or this fabulous place. We had to do shag-all, just answer WhatsApp messages from the tractor or the kitchen, two or three phone calls or one or two meetings.”


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2018年03月21日

Hair Wars

Inside the labyrinth of corridors at MoMA PS1 on a recent Sunday night in New York City, there is human hair, cast in supernatural shapes and ceiling-bound heights, at every turn.


With one hour to go before Hair Wars’s showtime—at 6:05 p.m. sharp (to ensure punctuality, no exceptions!)—stylists are putting last-minute touches on their painstakingly detailed creations. Every nuance counts; this is, after all, the free-form traveling showcase that has, for three decades and counting, fought to put fantasy hair design on the beauty map.


In one corner, Detroit legend Keith Matthews is tinkering with the LED lights on his elaborate Technicolor wigs, while Antigua-born Dave “The Beauty Surgeon” Ray tends to the rhinestone-encrusted hoops of hair suspended above his model’s head. Bedecked in a leather jumpsuit, crocodile cowboy boots, and a sumptuous brown fur coat, veteran performer Wishbone, who is returning to center stage for the first time since 2012, beating cancer in the interim, has just parked his car; he drove more than 500 miles from the Motor City to transport his eight-foot-long, retractable bird wing Black Phoenix headpiece, just one of his many elaborate hair accessories of the day. And then there’s Brooklyn-based first-timer Joanne Petit-Frère, who will be her own model for the show and is braced to festoon herself in a medley of jet-black and white-hot blonde braided sculptures. Overseeing it all is none other than DJ and producer David Humphries, aka Hump the Grinder, who is the wunderkind behind this unprecedented spectacle. “We don’t have any restrictions,” he says. “This is where hairstylists can get crazy.”


In the mid-’80s, Humphries saw a need for a platform that would celebrate the talent of Detroit’s local black hairstylists, as well as encourage them to elevate their visions. He started throwing and emceeing underground parties at downtown nightclubs on the city’s west side, and the high-octane hair happenings, which were infused with runway performances, dancing, and DJ sets, quickly built a loyal following.


Fast-forward to the ’90s, when Humphries began taking the annual show on the road across major U.S. cities. The first stop? Los Angeles. “Hollywood is theatrical, but they can’t do hair like Detroit,” he says with hometown pride, underlining that the city is and will always be “the hair capital of the world,” due in large part to its Motown legacy and the iconic looks that the Supremes and Martha Reeves and the Vandellas pioneered. “Back then, Detroit was a predominantly black city,” he recalls. “It was like a hair show at every bus stop.”


Each Hair Wars player has an unmistakable style and signature: Matthews, a city salon owner and longtime participant, is known for molding towering, multimedia ’dos to scintillating effect; his materials of choice include foam, pipe tubing, and Pringles cans. “I call my method ‘commercialized fantasy,’” he says of his designs, which have incorporated everything from Tootsie Roll candy to classic 45 RPM records and even his own moniker—in bold, glittering fonts. Consider Matthews the Andy Warhol of hair: A man with a skill for weaving playful commentary on pop culture into imaginative updos, his penchant for three-piece suits and matching fedoras not to be overlooked.


It’s the sort of swag that Wishbone, who calls himself the “Michael Jackson of hair,” also has in spades. While his soaring phoenix creation and human-hair fashion garments (think: a miniskirt of free-flowing spiraled lengths) inspire awe during the showcase, so do the audacious dance moves he busts out on the holographic tinsel-strewn runway.


These larger-than-life stylists, including Ray, who describes himself as semi-retired from the hair fantasy game despite his ability to whip up hypnotizing, Garden of Eden–inspired wig creations with just a week’s notice, have helped pave the way for a new generation of hair disrupters. First in line is 30-year-old Petit-Frère, who is most known for the braided, halo-like piece worn by Solange Knowles—and then famously Photoshopped out by the publication—on her Evening Standard Magazine cover. “We’re in the midst of a major movement now with consciousness of hair types, as well as art and imagery, being pushed to fantastical reaches in the digital era,” Petit-Frère explains. “It’s an important time to insert my identity as a hair sculptor.” Although in the case of tonight, she has obscured her own features with those of a familiar alter ego, strutting onstage wearing a peroxided Blondie face mask—a nod, she says, to the lesser-known fact that rocker Debbie Harry bought Jean-Michel Basquiat’s first painting for $200 in 1981. Behind her is a pulsating light show as well as a live noise-rock performance by Brooklyn’s own Vat of Acid.


Thirty-three years since first celebrating the culture, community, and meticulous craft of black hair, MoMA’s stamp of approval is not lost on the Hair Wars originators. But regardless of the venue or number of people in the crowd (there are hundreds), these artists have always served up pure drama. And if this weekend is any indication, the only place they—and their mesmerizing styles—will go is up.Read more at:One Shoulder Bridesmaid Dresses | Beach Bridesmaid Dresses

  

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2018年03月17日

This young fashion designer

Some ink, a sketchbook, his dreams, and a love for fashion was all Nick Perez needed to pave his own way into the fashion design industry.


At 19 years old, Perez makes a living off designing bridal and couture gowns and will be the first designer from Corpus Christi to show his line, NICO and compete at Austin Fashion Week April 5.


Perez will compete with about a dozen emerging designers in the BERNINA Fashion Fund.


Awards include a judges’ choice award crowning the official 2018 BERNINA Fashion Fund winner and a people’s choice award. The judges’ choice winner will receive a prize from BERNINA and other brands to allow them to expand their label, and will also go on to represent the BERNINA Fashion Fund at Fashion X Dallas and Fashion X Houston in the Fall of 2018, officials said.


Perez, who is originally from Aransas Pass and living and working out of his studio in Corpus Christi has been designing since he was in high school, he said.


"I've always loved art and loved to draw but when I took a fashion design class in high school and I just fell in love with fashion," Perez said.


He started off designing and making prom dresses for his friends in school and his work and clientele grew from there, he said.


"I went from making street wear and edgy pieces to making couture gowns," Perez said, "I love taking time to make these pieces, I love that there's a story to tell and they're really pieces of art."


Last year, Perez's work was on the South Texas International Fashion and the WERK runways.


"I'm a dreamer. I really am. I come from humble beginings and everything I do is for my family," Perez said. "I love what I do and I'm so happy to know that I can sew and paint for a living.


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2018年02月27日

A Wedding

Breanna Sabo, a former Ford model who started studying psychology and gender studies at Columbia University this past fall, was set up on a blind date with John Khoury because, of all things, they’re both Canadian. Technology almost derailed the entire rendezvous though. The plan was to meet at the Crosby Street Hotel for a drink, and he showed up 30 minutes late because he’d unwittingly entered the wrong time into his calendar. “Luckily, I was a little late, too, so I didn’t have to wait too long for him,” Breanna admits. “And, he has more than made up for that false start—mostly by being a really supportive partner, and now, he is really never late to anything!”


The two had been dating for a little over a year when they went for a bike ride that ended on the beach with a sunset walk. “This . . . he timed perfectly,” says Breanna. “I was eager to go for a walk, but he was stalling before sunset, so he asked if I wanted to go for a bike ride instead. I love biking around the Sagaponack farmlands, so it was an easy distraction from the beach walk. Once we got back to our house, he then suggested that we head down to the beach. At first, I was confused as to why he wanted to take on another activity after just having finished one, but I went along anyway. When he proposed, I was completely surprised! He opened up a beautiful box with an emerald-cut diamond. I had told him the cut I wanted a while back and let him do the rest, it was perfect!”


The Hamptons has always been a special place for the couple, as they go to their house out there nearly every weekend, and as soon as they got engaged, they knew it was where they wanted to get married. After some searching, they decided on the Parrish Art Museum for their venue: “It’s a beautiful structure designed by Herzog & de Meuron,” Breanna explains. “And, it has this great indoor-outdoor space that looks out onto a field of yellow flowers during the summer.”


From the start, Breanna worked with Cynthia Cook Smith of Cynthia Cook Brides to put together her entire wedding weekend wardrobe. “She really helped me find the perfect dresses,” explains the bride. “At the rehearsal dinner on Thursday, I wore a white silk Oscar de la Renta, and then for our welcome party, a custom blue dress by Martha Medeiros.” The wedding dress was a more difficult task. “I knew that I didn’t want a strapless wedding dress, and I think that choice immediately cut out half of the options,” explains Breanna. “It actually made my search more difficult. I wanted an A-line shape and a fabric that was light so that I could easily play with the dress in photos. I went to Lela Rose and walked out of the dressing room twirling in a high-strapped dress with big flowers embroidered onto it. Everyone in the room was immediately like, ‘Okay, this is the one!’ That moment is real!” She finished off her look with diamond cluster earrings given to her by the groom as a wedding gift and Jimmy Choo shoes. John opted for a custom blue Brunello Cucinelli suit and an Hermès tie.


For makeup, the bride turned to one of her oldest friends in the industry, Beau Nelson. Another longtime friend, Craig Honeycutt, did her hair. She wanted her hair and makeup to reflect what she usually looks like, so she went with a very natural look and kept her hair in a low bun. “One of my favorite outfits of the weekend was the Monique Lhuillier skirt and crop top that I changed into for the after-party,” Breanna notes. “Unfortunately by then, I was having too much fun and didn’t get any nice pictures of me in it!” For that change, Craig put Breanna’s hair in a high ponytail and Beau pumped up her makeup with glitter shadow and a pink lip. Bridesmaids were all in blue and white striped dresses by different designers (Gül Hürgel, MDS Stripes, Ulla Johnson, Lisa Marie Fernandez, Carven, and Alice + Olivia), while the bride’s sister and maid of honor was in a gold and white striped dress by Zimmermann.


Before the service, the bride and her bridesmaids got ready in the “pink room” of the private residence that the couple had rented for the ceremony. Breanna was escorted by both parents as she walked down the aisle: “When we walked out, I felt a rush of emotions go through me, like, this is all really happening!” she remembers. “I felt like I was in a bubble, but I remember looking over at the ocean and also feeling really relaxed and blissful!”


Afterwards, guests were transported to the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, where the Vali band played during dinner. Everyone sat at long tables under a canopy that looked as if it was dripping with flowers and greenery. “We worked with Van Wyck & Van Wyck, and they seamlessly put together our vision, creating blooming gardens running down the center that were the length of the tables,” says Breanna. “Every single flower, bud, and seed was real; it looked as though they had flourished right on site.” After dinner, the newlyweds got the party started with a first dance to the National’s “Slow Show,” and later in the evening, guests moved into a nightclub that Van Wyck had constructed for the after-party. There, go-to DJ Sam French took over the entertainment. “It was a fun surprise for guests to walk into,” says Breanna. When all the dancing was done, the new Mr. and Mrs. Khoury called it a night and went home happy, with a pizza in hand.Read more at:wedding dresses | bridesmaid dresses

  

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2018年01月22日

Foreign tourists

The West Bengal government is planning to promote theme-based packages for foreign tourists who wish to know about the culture and traditions of the people here. Besides jazzing up the Durga Puja celebrations — which happen to be a major crowd puller — the state tourism department is preparing a ‘bridal tourism’ package to showcase the rituals of Bengali marriages to foreigners and seek their participation in the event.


“The bridal tourism package will offer foreigners a chance to witness the colourful rituals of a Bengali marriage. They will find it interesting as they are not accustomed to anything like this three-day long gala at Bengali homes,” said West Bengal Tourism Minister Gautam Deb.


The nitty-gritty of the package, such as ways to connect the tourists to the households where marriages would be held, are being chalked out at the moment, Deb said. The guests will be able to witness from close quarters the ‘haldi’ or ‘gayey halud’ ceremony (turmeric smearing), exchange of garlands, and sindur daan (vermilion ritual). The tourists will also get a taste of the lavish Bengali spread at the wedding and the reception ceremony,” he said.


At a recent meet with travel operators from different parts of the globe, including the US, UK, Russia and Australia, the minister had promised a unique experiences for tourists. The state tourism department is currently working on a plan to offer a diverse portfolio of niche products — cruises, adventure, wellness, medical and education, besides homestays.


“We have decided to support theme-based tourism products, and encourage maximum private sector participation, while ensuring standard services by all tourism players in the state,” Deb said.


West Bengal ranks fifth among the Indian states in terms of foreign tourist arrivals, ahead of Rajasthan, Goa and Kerala, the minister noted. The tourism sector of the state has created around 5,00,000 jobs over the past few years, the minister said, adding that West Bengal is home to almost all major hotel and hospitality, health resorts, and restaurant chains.Read more at:plus size wedding dresses | short wedding dresses

  

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2018年01月17日

BIG LOVE UNDER THE BIG SKY

The sparkling new snow Big Sky received in recent weeks isn’t the only thing glistening around the region lately. With no lack of stunning vistas, Big Sky has long been known as the perfect place to pop the big question in a memorable way.


According to the online wedding planning resource Wedding Wire, nearly one in five engagements happen in December, more than in any other month. With many families gathering to spend their holidays together while enjoying the outdoor recreation opportunities Big Sky is best known for, it’s the perfect time for any couple to say “yes” to a lifetime together.


Perhaps you’ll choose to do so in the romantic candlelight glow of Lone Mountain Ranch’s sleigh ride dinner, or take the “top of the world” approach by taking the Big Sky Resort tram to the 11,166-foot summit of Lone Mountain. A word to the wise—just be sure the ring is zipped securely in the pocket of your ski jacket before heading out. Whatever backdrop you choose, a holiday engagement under the big sky is likely to light a fire in the heart of your loved one.


Afterward, pop some bubbly to celebrate and perhaps enjoy a Montana ribeye next to the fireplace at one of many area restaurants at the resort, Meadow or canyon. Or jump in the hot tub of your rental for a soothing soak.


Once the excitement of a Big Sky engagement has settled in, many couples from across the country choose to return to Big Sky for a summer wedding, where an array of venues range from mountaintops to riversides, all framed by iconic Lone Mountain.


Between Bozeman and Big Sky, southwest Montana has an abundance of wedding vendors that will work in tandem to fulfill your wedding needs. And as for your guests, what an opportunity to combine a visit to Yellowstone National Park with a celebration of love and commitment.


Experiencing true love is meaningful in any location, but we at Visit Big Sky believe the crisp, clean air and endless blue skies of Big Sky can come together to make it even more special. But don’t take our word for it, rather, visit with your sweetheart to test it out for yourselves.Read more at:beach wedding dresses | wedding dresses

  

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2018年01月09日

You Get Engaged

Getting engaged is a huge step in a relationship. You’re making a commitment publicly about your plans to spend your lives together. So, no matter how long you’ve been together or how ingrained your lives are with each other, an engagement is a definite shift. “Getting engaged is a definite change from when you’re just dating, because the relationship has now entered a new phase where both have made the decision to get married,” Dr. Dawn Michael, M.A. PhD ACS CSC, tells Brides. “Not only does it feel different personally, but there is a social aspect to it as well.”


The good news is that so many of the changes that come with an engagement are positive ones. Once the flurry of social media congrats fade and the photoshoots are done, you’re there—an engaged couple. And as Michael suggests, some of them are social—you’d be amazed at how differently society treats you when you’re engaged. But more than that, it’s the changes between the two of you. There’s more pressure once you’re engaged, but there’s also a lot more joy. Here’s what you need to know.


Disagreements Feel Heavier


When you’re engaged, every disagreement can feel more weighted. You’ve agreed to spend the rest of your lives together, so any friction that arises in a relationship can feel like a cause for panic. You want to make sure you’re “compatible not only with their personality, but finances, negotiation about decorating a house, and dealing with each others families,” Michaels says, so it’s normal to be feeling some pressure. Try to stay calm and remember that every relationship, even marriages, will have some disagreements and require compromise. You’re doing fine.


Society Treats You Differently


It may sound old-fashioned, but there is a definite shift in how society treats you once you get engaged. “Society does treat an engaged couple differently than girlfriend or boyfriend because the couple is showing the world that they intend to be permanent, so others will treat the relationship as more serious and may invest more time into the couple,” Michael says. People are more willing to accept obligations you have to your partner or their family and tend to assume you’re a more well-matched couple, just because you’ve gotten engaged.


And People Feel Like They Can Give Commentary


It can be nice to feel like your relationship is respected, but the other side of that coin is people suddenly have a lot to say. About your engagement, about your wedding, about how the two of you interact; once you make your relationship public with an engagement, you may find that you get a whole lot of commentary alongside it. Don’t take it to heart. Ultimately, your relationship is about what you and your partner want—no matter what everyone else has to say.


It Can Feel Like A Rehearsal


Some people find their engagement period a bit surreal—like it’s a waiting room for getting married. “I think that an engagement is the rehearsal to the big event (marriage) and an important step in making a more solid commitment to each other,” Michael says. There’s so much focus on this big event that is going to happen, but make sure that you’re enjoy the here and now.


It Can Be Downright Joyous


Finally, there’s the fact that it can just be one of the happiest times of your life. One of the best parts about being engaged is that it can be the ultimately honeymoon period. Even though it’s, you know, well before the actual honeymoon. You’ve got this amazing bubble where you’ve made a huge commitment to each other and our on cloud nine. If the wedding planning stress start to settle in, make sure you hold onto that joy. Remember that an engagement is just between you and your partner. Focus on yourselves as couple and don’t sweat the small stuff.


Getting engaged is a huge decision—so it’s no surprise that there’s a definite change in your relationship once you agree to tie the knot. You’ll feel a difference in your relationship, but also between your relationship and the rest of the world. The great part is that most of the changes are positive ones, ones that make you feel more intimate and connected. As for the other changes, like your great Aunt Nancy’s sudden urge to tell you when you should be married and ask you invasive question about plan for uterus, well, you can just ignore those. Engagement may be a big change, but it’s still all about you and your partner.Read more at:bridal dresses | wedding dresses perth

  

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2018年01月09日

You Get Engaged

Getting engaged is a huge step in a relationship. You’re making a commitment publicly about your plans to spend your lives together. So, no matter how long you’ve been together or how ingrained your lives are with each other, an engagement is a definite shift. “Getting engaged is a definite change from when you’re just dating, because the relationship has now entered a new phase where both have made the decision to get married,” Dr. Dawn Michael, M.A. PhD ACS CSC, tells Brides. “Not only does it feel different personally, but there is a social aspect to it as well.”


The good news is that so many of the changes that come with an engagement are positive ones. Once the flurry of social media congrats fade and the photoshoots are done, you’re there—an engaged couple. And as Michael suggests, some of them are social—you’d be amazed at how differently society treats you when you’re engaged. But more than that, it’s the changes between the two of you. There’s more pressure once you’re engaged, but there’s also a lot more joy. Here’s what you need to know.


Disagreements Feel Heavier


When you’re engaged, every disagreement can feel more weighted. You’ve agreed to spend the rest of your lives together, so any friction that arises in a relationship can feel like a cause for panic. You want to make sure you’re “compatible not only with their personality, but finances, negotiation about decorating a house, and dealing with each others families,” Michaels says, so it’s normal to be feeling some pressure. Try to stay calm and remember that every relationship, even marriages, will have some disagreements and require compromise. You’re doing fine.


Society Treats You Differently


It may sound old-fashioned, but there is a definite shift in how society treats you once you get engaged. “Society does treat an engaged couple differently than girlfriend or boyfriend because the couple is showing the world that they intend to be permanent, so others will treat the relationship as more serious and may invest more time into the couple,” Michael says. People are more willing to accept obligations you have to your partner or their family and tend to assume you’re a more well-matched couple, just because you’ve gotten engaged.


And People Feel Like They Can Give Commentary


It can be nice to feel like your relationship is respected, but the other side of that coin is people suddenly have a lot to say. About your engagement, about your wedding, about how the two of you interact; once you make your relationship public with an engagement, you may find that you get a whole lot of commentary alongside it. Don’t take it to heart. Ultimately, your relationship is about what you and your partner want—no matter what everyone else has to say.


It Can Feel Like A Rehearsal


Some people find their engagement period a bit surreal—like it’s a waiting room for getting married. “I think that an engagement is the rehearsal to the big event (marriage) and an important step in making a more solid commitment to each other,” Michael says. There’s so much focus on this big event that is going to happen, but make sure that you’re enjoy the here and now.


It Can Be Downright Joyous


Finally, there’s the fact that it can just be one of the happiest times of your life. One of the best parts about being engaged is that it can be the ultimately honeymoon period. Even though it’s, you know, well before the actual honeymoon. You’ve got this amazing bubble where you’ve made a huge commitment to each other and our on cloud nine. If the wedding planning stress start to settle in, make sure you hold onto that joy. Remember that an engagement is just between you and your partner. Focus on yourselves as couple and don’t sweat the small stuff.


Getting engaged is a huge decision—so it’s no surprise that there’s a definite change in your relationship once you agree to tie the knot. You’ll feel a difference in your relationship, but also between your relationship and the rest of the world. The great part is that most of the changes are positive ones, ones that make you feel more intimate and connected. As for the other changes, like your great Aunt Nancy’s sudden urge to tell you when you should be married and ask you invasive question about plan for uterus, well, you can just ignore those. Engagement may be a big change, but it’s still all about you and your partner.Read more at:bridal dresses | wedding dresses perth

  

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2018年01月03日

Rizman Ruzaini

The dynamic duo who make up Rizman Ruzaini has seen sweet success and shake-ups through the years, writes Amalina Kamal


ONE claims to be old-fashioned while the other is a playful experimenter.


Meet Rizman Nordin and Ruzaini Wan Jamil, two designers with contrasting personalities.


“Think Batman and Spiderman and you will instantly get an idea of how different our personalities are,” says Ruzaini.


This lack of similarity, however, makes them an unstoppable force when together.


For more than a decade, Rizman Ruzaini has been enthusiastically showcasing designs featuring its own identity.


The colourful and glamorous red-carpet theatrics by the brand regardless of whether they were hits or misses have had a huge impact on fashionable society.


From celebrities to socialites and anyone in vogue, all want to be seen in a Rizman Ruzaini piece at least once in their lifetime.


Intrigued by the world of Rizman Ruzaini, I asked the designers about what happens at the boutique as soon as employees clock in.


Work starts at 11am, but with good reason as Rizman usually goes for a workout before co-leading his team with Ruzaini.


The designers will prepare the necessary materials for fitting appointments and client consultations by 2pm and then take the rest of the day as it comes.


“We spend most of our working hours in the detailing section because that’s where magic happens,” says Rizman.


SHARED SENSIBILITIES


Once a designer has a concept, it’s time to start building the pieces. The unique journey of a Rizman Ruzaini piece lies in the duo’s creative synergy.


“It’s not that I don’t have my own designs, but most of our inspirations come from Ruzaini because his ideas are never-ending,” says Rizman, adding that their brainstorming sessions are very exciting.


“I will usually come in to fine-tune the ideas and ensure they are realistic by complementing it with my own design renditions. I think we work well with each other because we allow ourselves to be creative in our own way,” he says.


“In fashion, don’t limit yourself,” adds Ruzaini.


“When going about a particular inspiration, I don’t necessarily plough into the theme to its very core. I just take the essence of an idea and fuse it with another to offer something new. Some designers suffer a creative block because they narrow the parameters of a design they are working on,” he says.


The duo also take into account opinions from friends who attend showcases and observe fashion trends when expanding on their own design ideas.


“It’s about having people with great style insight as part of our design run-throughs to help guide us in the right direction. We are always open to thoughts and opinions to keep the brand alive,” says Rizman.


Ultimately, he adds, it’s about re-inventing. The trick is not to recreate the work of others; it’s better to take your inspirations from the past and make it fresh.


MAKING THE CUT


Despite having done showcases for so long, the duo still get butterflies at the thought of a runway show.


“The stakes are higher and the pressure is more intense. Every little flaw during a fashion show is highlighted in such a big way and that is scary. The fact that many people from fashion enthusiasts and critics to stylists and fellow designers will be looking to judge doesn’t help calm the nerves. But we still love doing it,” shares Rizman.


Ruzaini adds that getting the message behind their creations across to people is very important which is why they are very fussy about the finishing of their garments.


Even if a dress is completed and ready to be released, they have no qualms about starting from scratch again if it doesn’t meet their expectations.


IN HINDSIGHT


The designers find it hard to single out a favourite design. However, they also admit to having had some cringe-worthy fashion moments.


One “fail” incident was the look they did for Datuk Seri Siti Nurhaliza for her album release party a few years back.


“Of all people, it had to happen to the most influential singer of our time so you can imagine the publicity we got from that debacle,” says Rizman.


The duo had dressed Siti in an outfit inspired by Rihanna — high-wasted pants complete with a belt and puffs here and there. But it was a fashion faux pas because the material, colour and fit were wrong.


At that time, Ruzaini and I were still new at the fashion game. We were just too star-struck and went ahead with the idea without thinking twice,” he adds.


But that wasn’t the only experience which put Rizman Ruzaini in the hot seat. The futuristic silver jumpsuit featuring the Petronas Twin Towers for Miss Universe Malaysia 2016 Kiran Jassal also got the Internet buzzing with mixed reviews.


“People should give us some credit for this. The outfit was done specially for the national costume round of the pageant which is supposed to be fun and fearless. We based our references on past winners whose costumes had a distinctive originality and appeal. Who can forget Miss Universe Thailand and her tuk tuk outfit?” notes Rizman.


THREAD LIGHTLY


From humble beginnings to becoming one of the premiere fashion houses in the country, Rizman and Ruzaini have remained grounded despite their popularity.


Even negative comments or criticisms have had minimal impact on them.


“We take criticisms constructively. If we have to defend our designs, we use reasoning instead of anger which many players in this industry fail to do,” says Rizman. And will the brand eventually step out of its “design comfort zone” and start a new age in its approach to fashion? Rizman says stepping out requires them to alter the “ingredients” that make up the brand.


“Rizman Ruzaini is known for its timeless statement pieces; to lose that would mean losing our appeal entirely,” adds Rizman.


Ruzaini feels that as designers, they have evolved to become more polished with their looks.


“We have a better grasp of who we are and what kind of style aesthetics we value. This is greatly due to the fact that the world is much more connected and inspirations are easily sourced. Even if we were to change, we will make sure the brand’s DNA is intact.”


While the designers do not disregard the possibility of bringing a creative director into the team in future, they stress that they can manage the brand even without one.


“It will only happen when we really need the extra attention, but that would probably be 20 years from now.


The idea will not become a reality anytime soon,” shares Ruzaini.


FAST FACTS TAKE FIVE


FAVOURITE STYLE ICON?


Rizman: Charlize Theron because she has that classic elegance.


Ruzaini: I am more into rugged personalities like Shah Rukh Khan, Bradley Cooper, Jude Law and the like.


FAVOURITE FASHION CITY?


Rizman: Call me boring but it’s Paris because it’s the fashion capital!


Ruzaini: I love Paris, London and New York but I am also fascinated by Prague and Vienna. I’m desperately trying to persuade Rizman to visit these places and take in the rich inspirations.


HOW WOULD YOU STYLE JEANS OR LEATHER?


Rizman: Jeans with a black T-shirt and loafers.


Ruzaini: Leather and lace.


TIPS ON DRESSING FOR AN EVENING FUNCTION?


Rizman: Make sure the look is clean. Don’t go for anything that is too trendy.


Ruzaini: I would add a touch of colour but it would only be blue — a deep shade of it to give a little life to the look.


ADVICE TO DESIGNERS WHO ARE STUCK ON IDEAS?


Rizman: Take time off to recharge. Once you step away from that empty page, you will imagine ways of filling it. My ideas usually materialise when I’m onboard a plane. I once came up with 16 sketches in less than 20 minutes!


Ruzaini: Inspirations don’t necessarily come from flicking through fashion magazines. You can source for them by being more present in your surroundings.Read more at:simple wedding dresses | www.sheindressau.com

  

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2017年12月26日

Managing the balancing act

With women getting back on track with their careers soon after they give birth, we ask them and life coaches about how to juggle the demands of motherhood and careers at the same time.


Tennis star Serena Williams’ pregnancy has been much talked about, first when she won the Australian Open while still pregnant. Now, for the fact that the new mommy, who gave birth to a baby girl in September, is already gearing up to get back in the game.


She will be taking part in an exhibition match against French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko, at the Mubada World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi. Sereena is not, however, the only new mother to return to work after a relatively short maternity leave.


Closer home, Kareena Kapoor Khan also juggled gym sessions, bonding time with baby Taimur Ali Khan, and the shoot for her upcoming film Veere Di Wedding, just a couple of months after she gave birth. Soha Ali Khan, too, is up and about and even promoting her new book, after a short period of rest after giving birth to Inaaya Naumi.


Soha says that it was a combination of yoga and a will to get back to work that motivated her. “I wanted to be physically active again and here, yoga helped me a lot. It’s all about achieving the right kind of balance. Some people like to get back to work as soon as they can, while others take longer breaks; it’s up to them. I decided to give it three months before taking up any strenuous work,” she said.


While maternity leave is definitely a must, it is up to the woman if she wants to get back to work after she is physically healed, says life coach Khyati Birla. “Healthcare is much more improved than it once was, so it takes much less time for women to heal from the birth and be fit enough to get back to work. It’s also against society’s perceived notions that a woman should rest for a longer time after giving birth. But with proper health advice, one can definitely get back on the job,” she explains.


Senior wellness consultant, Healthians, Dr. Snehal Singh,adds that getting back to work may actually help the woman stay active and happy. She does warn, however, that a mandatory period of rest is essential for everyone. “While most healing is expected by six to 12 weeks, women who feel good and healthy may resume their work by 12 weeks. It often helps to be active and working again, as long as the new mother is healthy, happy and is still able to devote some quality time for the baby. Resuming work once the new mother is comfortable can also help beat postpartum depression. However, it is best to avoid overdoing things to keep exhaustion at bay,” she says.


Wellness and lifestyle guru Ruchi Phool, on the other hand, is not very encouraging of the need to jump back into office. Time spent bonding with one’s baby, says Ruchi, is invaluable. “The world is obsessed with work. Work should not be given preference over nourishing, cherishing, loving, nurturing, respecting and reverence for new life and the life giver. A baby, although a tiny package, is as complete a life as ourselves. It’s as dependent upon us, as we are on it. The presence of a pure, new life impacts us just as much as our presence impacts it. It is not the future of the planet but our very present that depends on such factors. Let us celebrate life-ethics over work-ethics,” she asserts.


Khyati provides a possible solution to this conundrum. “If you look at actresses like Kareena, you’ll find that they can take their babies along with them to the sets, set up a homelike environment for them, and thereby manage to juggle both roles very well. On the opposite end of the spectrum, if you look at tea pickers in the hills, you’ll often find them working with babies strapped to their backs. It’s all a matter of being able to balance your responsibilities,” she explains.


Television actress Mitaali Nag, who became a mother this year, says that ultimately the decision should just be left to the mother. “To each his own — some women believe in the 40 days confinement post delivery while some get back to work in full swing asap. I personally feel that a mother knows aptly when is she ready to start work after having her baby, so we should not pester a new mommy with our thoughts and beliefs about it and let her decide for herself. The cameo I did in Iss Pyar Ko Kya Naam Doon 3 was the perfect way to start work post having Rudranssh, as it was a cameo. I am now ready to take full time work!”Read more at:wedding dresses online | bridesmaid dresses

  

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2017年12月18日

Wedding Painter

Dirk Guidry is a full-time artist. But his paintings, large-scale abstracts and portraiture don’t always pay the bills.


Being a wedding painter allows him to remain one.


“I almost consider it my day job,” he says. “If I have one wedding a month, I can be in the studio the rest of the time.”


He joined this latest wedding trend of having a live artist capture the reception on canvas when a Tennessee friend sent him a picture.


“I looked at it and knew I could do it better,” says Guidry, who grew up in Galliano. “My cousin was getting married in Houma and asked me to paint her wedding. It was quite an experience the first time.”


And a lesson.


“I learned taking a blank canvas into the reception is not the way to go,” says the 30-year-old, who holds a fine arts bachelor’s degree from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.


Now after more than 30 weddings, Guidry doesn’t get nervous anymore and actually thrives under the pressure, competing against himself and time.


His process is complex. And done quickly.


“I’m trying to incorporate the night into one piece,” says Guidry, whose paint-covered suit is part of the show. “But you have to go early and paint the background first. People love seeing the process unfold, especially when I paint them in. Everyone’s timid at first, except the kids. They’re not bashful.”


Guidry sets up near the dance floor so the painting faces the room and his back is to the crowd. He has perfected his technique through trial and error, although his first few weddings were more trial by fire. He once misjudged the availability of an outlet for his lamp.


“It was so dark, I used the light from my phone,” he recalls with a laugh. “I made it happen and learned I need access to an outlet.”


While some guests stand relatively stationary in his paintings, others are more purposefully posed. Faces are blank ” except for the bride and groom, who are offered more detail later ” yet they are recognizable, both loose and detailed at the same time. Subjects can clearly find their cousin or their aunt. Guidry paints the room as full as possible while maintaining the classical components of composition and the elements of art ” color, line, shape, form and texture.


“The entertainment aspect is what I didn’t realize,” says Guidry. ”. I’ll joke and say, ‘Hold that dip.’ It’s the interaction. What would you like to be doing? One grandpa said, ‘Put me smoking a cigar.’”


Often there’s an air of whimsy in his paintings. For instance, the best man with the hole in his tuxedo who lost the ring. Guidry painted him on his hands and knees searching, his wife with arms akimbo looking on. Elsewhere, male guests are sliding down the banister.


He also wields the power of the brush, cutting some waistlines here, adding some hair there.


“As an art piece, I have the luxury of adjusting,” says Guidry. So, when a groomsman asked to be painted as a reclining nude a la Renoir, he got his pose, albeit clothed.


“It’s the fastest time lapse ever. Eight hours of continual painting that feels like 10 minutes,” he says. “It’s about four minutes per person, and it helps when groups or couples come in together rather than individually.”


And, while he can usually identify the wedding party due to the nature of the occasion, if some don’t make the painting, he will add them in afterward for a fee.


Price depends on the size of the painting because larger ones take more time. Guidry says his fees are comparable with those of the band and photographer.


He’s been flown as far away as Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, to capture a bride and groom’s happy moments, although most of his commissions are in the Acadiana area.


His paintings, the artist says, are the best advertising. One wedding leads to another, but he also does bridal expos and The Knot. A newlywed himself of nearly a year, Guidry’s retroactively painting his own wedding from photos.


Although some may not see wedding paintings as high art, Guidry has overcome that hurdle.


“I’ve painted my fair share of fleur-de-lis,” he adds with a laugh. “I still take the most pride in my abstracts, and I have patrons and shows. I’m also a business owner.”


Make that a business owner who was booked every weekend in October and is already booked for December except for Christmas, and every weekend in May. He’s recently had to decline wedding commissions due to deadline constraints.


“At first I was skeptical,” he said. “Do I really want to do these because of what’s at stake?


“It’s a wedding, a happy time,” Guidry explains. “I’m just glad I get to capture it.”Read more at:One Shoulder Bridesmaid Dresses | cheap bridesmaid dresses

  

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2017年11月24日

Who Match Their Clothes

The other day, en route to a date at Christie’s Auction House, Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez stepped out in looks that lightly matched. Both were dressed in a kind of assassin's uniform — long coats and sunglasses — looking different enough but also in sync. The pairing felt totally unlike the cringeworthy matchy-matchy images of, say, Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears in head-to-toe eveningwear denim at the 2001 American Music Awards. Or megastars Victoria and David Beckham in 1999 who took a more-is-more approach to matching when they celebrated their wedding reception by both donning the same striking hue of purple. Instead, Lopez and Rodriguez appeared as if their personal styles had gently rubbed off on each other, with only chic results.


Couples who subtly match have historically evoked an effortlessly cool attitude. Take Gwyneth Paltrow: In the late ‘90, she had a yin-yang aesthetic with then-fiancé Brad Pitt. Both of them favored leather blazers and slacker sweaters. (An ultimate testament to their allegiance to each other came with the debut of the same double-take, chin-length, blond hairdos at a movie premiere back in 1997.) Later on, in the 2000s, she dated Ben Affleck. One stellar airport photo shows Paltrow arm-in-arm with a hulking, goatee-sporting Affleck — both are wearing gray and black and casting long and linear silhouettes.


Other famous low-key twinners include Winona Ryder and her former fiancé Johnny Depp. In the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, the two had a collection of tailored blazers that they louchely styled with tee shirts and a bevy of sleeveless tanks. After Ryder and Depp had split, he began dating model Kate Moss. Paparazzi-snapped photos show Depp and Moss sporting worn-in vintage leather jackets or in chunky sweaters.


Is matching such a bizarre phenomenon among those in love? Not necessarily. My mother often says that people are attracted to partners who resemble themselves. (The first time she met my former boyfriend, she looked him up and down and said, “You two look like brother and sister.” That day, I was wearing his leather jacket.) My mother’s theory isn’t totally unfounded: Scientifically, people are attracted to mirrors of themselves.. Freakily enough, this is also true with dogs—yes, there is the idea that people choose dogs that resemble themselves.


But significant others and their mimicking outfits may be a result not of science but of sharing a wardrobe. Vogue Culture Editor Alessandra Codinha weighs in on this point. “My boyfriend and I share, I think, a similar affinity for the classics: good blue jeans, cashmere sweaters in neutral tones, good t-shirts,” she writes. “I think that if we had never met, he wouldn't be dressing drastically differently (nor would I), but I do think we have probably 'rubbed off' on each other. We spend a lot of time together and are exposed to the same things.”


Vogue’s Fashion News and Emerging Platforms Editor Steff Yotka had an almost telepathic sharing experience recently when she showed up at a concert with her boyfriend to discover they were both wearing striped shirts. This kind of thing is not that unusual. “It happens about three times a week,” she says. There is, of course, a confounding factor in Yotka's case. “I buy most of his clothes.”


On the runway, lookalike wardrobes between couples have been a thing for awhile. While Undercover and Thom Browne have gone the literal doppelgänger route, which can be a bit freaky IRL, Opening Ceremony’s Spring 2018 lookbookshowed couples wearing looks that could have been charmingly plucked from the same closet. Meanwhile, Balenciaga's Spring 2018 Mens show took things a step further, presenting families all in similar styles.


As for those who put it into action? In South Korea, couples actually attend fashion week dressed up to complement one another. Maybe they're on to something. At the end of the day, an easy, breezy, and not-super-contrived matching outfit can be a way to say "we're together." And that's never a bad look.Read more at:vintage style wedding dresses | www.sheindressau.com

  

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2017年11月15日

Wedding Dresses Collection

Indian weddings are well-known for their traditional values and opulence. Mirraw has now come up with their amazing wedding collection that includes the complete range of wedding dresses, wedding jewelry and wedding gifts, all under one roof and available at cost-saving prices with a best discount offers


According to the spokesperson of the online store, they have stocked up an extensive range of wedding dresses and jewelry for the upcoming wedding season. “There is no need to wander from one store to another in search of your best wedding dresses. We have everything for you and you can grab them at the click of your mouse,” he states. Mirraw brings a large variety of wedding sarees. One can choose from a wide range of attractively designed, multi-color and embroidered saree collection that have been designed meticulously, just for a bride to wear on her wedding day.


Besides, a woman can select from different types of cotton sarees, suitable for wearing on a range of occasions, from a daily wear to a stylish party wear. The cotton fabric brings comfort, softness, style and also flexibility. The online store has a large cotton saree range, including different varieties with a number of color and design choices. One can choose a printed cotton saree, a plain cotton saree, a multi-color cotton saree, or a woven cotton saree. Each saree has been painstakingly designed to offer a lavish and delicate style for every woman who wears them.


Modern women, especially working women, prefer wearing chiffon sarees for their different style options and an easy way of wearing. Mirraw offers a number of choices for every woman to pick her the best chiffon saree available in a variety of colors and prints. They also have embroidered sarees of chiffon that can enable a woman to look extra stylish and attractive.


The online store has stocked up an incredible selection of wedding salwar suits for any girl and woman to become a show-stopper at a wedding event. With lively color combinations and heavy embroidery work, these suits can turn a woman into a real fashion icon. One can explore their various salwar suit styles to pick the right dress that can match her personal fashion choices.


In many Indian weddings, brides prefer wearing lehengas and Mirraw now brings a stunning range of beautiful and delicately designed bridal lehenga collection for a bride to look and feel very special on her wedding. All these lehengas feature a heavy embroidery work that adds to the beauty and elegance of the marrying girl. They also have some unusual color choices in the collection, such as orange color lehengas, dark maroon color lehengas and purple color lehengas that can allow a bride to don a unique look and win everyone’s appreciation.


The spokesperson of Mirraw reveals that besides traditional and ethnic dresses, they also have an impressive range of western dresses. Customers can check different dresses and apparels, such as tunics, tops, jeans, evening dresses, party wear gowns, pants, skirts and lots more. “We care for all types of customers and respect their diversity and the sense of dressing. You can choose from a perfect western wear from our collection at the best prices,” the spokesperson states.


About Mirraw


With over 1 lac listed products, 3 million and counting customers worldwide, Mirraw has the mission to bring the world's best ethnic designs to the customer’s doorstep. Based out of Fort Mumbai, it brings handpicked designs in ethnic jewelry, apparels, accessories, sarees and more. Founded by Shailesh Jain and Anup Nair in 2011, Mirraw offers products that can transform the look of customers. With a great fan following in India, US & Europe, Mirraw is extremely focused on ethnic wear and wants to dominate this space in the coming few years.Read more at:Yellow Bridesmaid Dresses | White Bridesmaid Dresses

  

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2017年11月09日

Southern Designer Showcase

Mia Carreras’ faith in her design contest entry was so strong that she made plans to go accept the prize months before getting word about her status.


“When I hit the submit button, I said, ‘Let me book this hotel and square this away,’ ” Carreras, a Virginia Beach native now living in Atlanta, said by phone.


She was confident she would be a finalist in Belk’s fifth annual Southern Designer Showcase and attend the event at the department store’s headquarters in Charlotte, N.C. That was in January. Come June, she got confirmation that her dream would be a reality. She was one of five winners out of dozens of applicants. Her Gigi Carreras brand, named after her 10-year-old daughter, will be sold in select Belk stores (including one in Atlanta) beginning in March 2018. It won’t be available at the Suffolk location, the only Belk in Hampton Roads, but the collection will be sold online.


The win comes with a cash prize and inclusion in a boot camp this fall that includes help with fine-tuning the collection; public relations and media training; and instruction on fabric selection, manufacturing and forming relationships with buyers. This type of assistance and exposure is a priceless leg up in the fashion industry. Any emerging or mass market designer can attest to the frustrations of the business side. Most budding designers are unable to get their collections into major department stores, primarily because of the high cost of production and insufficient market knowledge.


But for Carreras, developing a business model has not been what has tripped her up, she said. The training has most helped her in understanding fabric and manufacturing.


“I used to design something, then get the fabric. Now I’m learning about wearability, durability, washability,” Carreras said. “It’s not just what’s appealing to the eye; it’s also marketablilty.”


And she’s now fortunate to have secured a manufacturer just 20 minutes from her home. Plus, there’s the new experience of creating codes for tracking merchandise.


“This is a whole different world for me,” Carreras said.


Carreras took fashion merchandising classes at Kellam High School, and graduated in 1999. She attended the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York and landed her first job with Sean Jean, the brand founded by media mogul Sean Combs. Her next job was with Akademiks, an urban contemporary brand known for its celebrity following and founded by fellow Kellam alums Donwan and Emmett Harrell.


But the New York life was “a little too much” for Carreras.


“I’m a country girl,” she said. When the opportunity arose, she moved back south and has been in Atlanta 10 years styling her own clients.


She describes the Gigi Carreras brand as having broad age appeal – a mother and daughter sharing a closet would feel comfortable interchanging her pieces, she said. Andy Izquierdo, the chain’s vice president of communications and community relations, said Carreras’ design aesthetic fits Belk’s signature of “Modern. Southern. Style.”


“Mia’s collection distinguishes itself by offering options to satisfy the taste of every woman, whether you are a mother, student or professional” he said in an email interview. “The Southern Designer Showcase allows us to help aspiring individuals accomplish their dreams, while also giving us access to the latest and greatest in southern fashion.”


On hand to help Carreras celebrate this realization will be her family from Hampton Roads, including parents Edward and Gloria Ridley. She said they all are taking a bus to Atlanta for the spring debut in the store there, and she couldn’t be more elated.


Said Carreras: “This is that moment. … You wait for that.”


Speaking of designers from Hampton Roads …


Kenya Freeman, who grew up in Chesapeake and also now lives in Atlanta, survived a near-elimination during last week’s episode of “Project Runway.” Judges were torn over the cohesiveness of her bold plaid coat paired with a streamlined blouse and classic high-waist pants. (Side note: The coat was fierce! I want it.) But they gave Freeman a pass, and she is among the final five, although only three designers will move on to present their collections at New York Fashion Week. Tune in at 9 tonight on Lifetime to see how that went this past September.Read more at:tea length wedding dresses | casual wedding dresses

  

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2017年11月06日

4 home remedies for winter

Winter is a pleasant time of the year for many of us. Unfortunately, the temperature dip can bring with it some major health woes that be difficult to deal with it. These include skin care problems like dry skin, flaky scalp, rough lips and cracked feet. Winter skin care, therefore, becomes especially important. You need to pamper your skin with moisturising creams, masks and treatments to restore the moisture that your skin loses during this time of the year. You’re not alone in your struggle. Winter skin care is tricky for everyone to handle. These super useful skin care tips by Shahnaz Husain will help your skin deal with winter better.


• Honey applied on the face daily for ten minutes and then washed off with water helps to relieve dryness and keep the skin soft. For dry skin, add an egg yolk or one teaspoon pure almond oil. For oily skin, add egg white and a little lemon juice.


• Take one peeled and cored apple and puree it in a blender. Add one tablespoon honey. Apply this on the face like a mask and keep it on for 15 minutes. Then, rinse off with cool water. This is a powerful skin toner for all skin types.


• Aloe vera is one of the richest natural moisturizers. Apply aloe vera gel daily on the face and wash off with plain water after 20 minutes. If you have aloe vera plants growing at home, apply the gel or juice directly on the skin. The gel obtained from the plant itself is the leaf pulp, found in the inner portion of the leaves. The aloe juice is found just beneath the outer skin of the leaves. However, while using it directly on the skin at home, one should wash the plant well. Try these DIY ubtan face scrubs.


• Mix half a teaspoon honey, one teaspoon rose water and one teaspoon dried milk powder. Mix into a paste and apply on the face. Wash after 20 minutes with water.Read more at:SheinDressAU | wedding dresses melbourne

  

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2017年10月30日

Karisma Kapoor

Just recently, the Bamla Foundation hosted an event for special kids, and gracing the event was none other than Karisma Kapoor. At the event, the actress threw the field open to questions from the media. But what caught out attention was Karisma’s revelation about her nephew Taimur Ali Khan’s first birthday plans.


When quizzed about the same, Karishma Kapoor said, “Yes Taimur’s birthday is arriving and it is a special moment for us. The family is really very excited and thrilled about the same.” When prodded further for details of what is being planned, Karisma went on, “We will have a family get together of sorts, and will not be having a big celebration.”


As of now, Taimur’s mother and Lolo’s sister Kareena Kapoor Khan is in Delhi shooting for the much talked about chick-flick Veere Di Wedding. The poster of the film was released recently and Karisma was asked about her reaction on the same.


Karisma Kapoor not only seemed pretty kicked about the film but was also all praises for the girl power in it. Sharing her thoughts on the same she added, “I loved the poster of Veere De Wedding. I think it has a great freshness to it and if I may say, it displays women power with all the ladies looking stunning in it. Besides the film also has a female producer, so full women power, which is fantastic.”


Veere Di Wedding features Kareena Kapoor Khan along with Sonam Kapoor and also Swara Bhaskar and Shikha Talsania in pivotal roles. Directed by Shashanka Ghosh and produced by Ekta Kapoor, the film is slated to release on May 18, 2018.Read more at:mermaid wedding dresses | plus size wedding dresses

  

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2017年10月24日

Flaunt your lehenga

Ditch the mundane lehenga for the upcoming wedding season. Wear a georgette belt with a flowy drape, sport cigarette pants underneath embellished sheer lehenga of soft net, experts suggested.


Fashion Designers Anu PD and Mini Bindra have listed few ideas:


Wear a georgette belt with a flowy drape and embellishments with your wedding lehenga. You can choose any colour that compliments your lehenga skirt and opt for heavy embroidery on the drape or even make it pleated as you may like it.


Colour blocking can be done with a nice stitched plain cotton silk shirt with flared lehenga of the same fabric with embellished motifs at the bottom or the border with heavy statement jewellery.


Make a very traditional outfit like a lehenga choli look trendy by adding a brocade or embellished collar, incorporating the flary or large sleeves trend for a Medieval look. Cold shoulder blouses have emerged as a staple in bridal wear collection.


Add oodles of drama by sporting a sleeveless jacket over your cold-shoulder choli , embellish the cold-shoulder detail with multiple pearl strands to evoke a by-gone era.Read more at:wedding dresses australia | bridesmaid dresses online

  

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2017年10月18日

Bride Generously

A newly engaged woman is offering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for a photographer to expand their portfolio by shooting a “dream wedding” for no charge.


Chloe Vandenberg of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada is in search of a photographer who wishes to seize a rare opportunity to create beautiful images that they can use in their portfolio for future marketing purposes. She has recently published advertisements on social media and in popular classified listings.


“We aren’t really interested in amateur photographers,” says Vandenberg, a 28-year old nurse. “We’re looking for someone with a good amount of experience, who would like to take advantage of a prime opportunity to create amazing photos that they can use to promote their wedding photography. It’s win-win: we’ll get beautiful wedding photos, and the photographer will be granted shared copyright ownership so that they can use our photos to generate more business.”


Vandenberg explained that she will be quite selective in choosing a photographer that fits her style, which she describes as vintage-modern portraits that are posed, but still candid.


She already has her entire wedding itinerary completely planned out. The ceremony will take place in a very dark church with stained glass windows and high ceilings, with the reception being held local community fire hall. She plans on applying her own makeup, to make sure she looks exactly the way she wants. She also indicated that her wedding photos are going to be the result of a group effort.


“We rented over a hundred tablet devices that guests will be able to pick up on the way into the ceremony. They can use them to take their own photos throughout the day. They’ll leave their tablets with us before they leave for the night. This way we’ll get to re-live our wedding day from the perspectives of each of our guests.”


To sweeten the deal, Vandenberg isn’t even requesting that all of the professional photos taken from the day be fully edited. “We only need a few hundred of the photos to actually be edited, and then unedited ones can just be given to us as raw files on a USB so that we can do with them what they please. My fiancé just started using Photoshop and he can do a lot of really creative things with filters.”


Vandenberg's offer to wedding professionals doesn't end with photographers. She is also on the hunt for a local caterer who can provide free meals for all of the guests by offering their finest seafood dishes, such as Atlantic lobster tails, beluga caviar, and bluefin tuna. "The free sample idea works great at places like Costco. The chefs will basically be getting free advertising for their services, and though I'm not paying them anything, I'm definitely going to tag them in a few of my Instagram posts. We're also looking for a hotel that wants to boost its ratings by offering free rooms to all our guests for the night."


Vandenberg published her ad six weeks ago and will be interviewing prospective photographers for the position beginning next month. When asked how many photographers had applied for the position thus far, she declined to comment.Read more at:wedding dresses perth | bridesmaid dresses

  

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