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Samantha's Bridal Wedding Fair returns this weekend


Samantha's Bridal Wedding Fair returns this weekend

Samantha’s Bridal Wedding Fair 2015 returns this weekend starting Friday 27th to the 1st of March at the Sarit Center. Last year’s fair was a huge success and this year, it promises what every bride and couple would fancy to see in their wedding.

The fair will be showcasing the best environments to hold your weddings, elegant themes to consider and what’s more, suggest romantic getaways to keep in mind for that surprise honeymoon.

Here is more to expect at the wedding fair this weekend.

1. Fashion Shows at 1 pm and 5 pm O clock daily.

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2. Make me a bride segment, where we will be taking a random bride from the visitors & transforming her into a bride.

3. A free premarital counseling class hosted by Mavuno Church (Ndoa class) on Saturday at 10 a.m.

4. Exciting giveaways range from a honeymoon at Abu Dhabi courtesy of Etihad Airways, 2 return tickets from Air Mauritius,

Leisure Lodge is giving a week away,

Chic Events is giving away free wedding planning services to two brides, Ogake is giving away a travel bag for Honeymoon travel among other gifts.

5. There's a cake challenge as well.

I am sure this is one wedding fair, you wouldn’t want to miss, especially if you have wedding plans.

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How My Past Struggles Inspired Me to Give Back


Fergie: How My Past Struggles Inspired Me to Give Back

She's a successful singer today, but Fergie admits she went through a deeply challenging time before she hit it big.

"I remember when I ran out of money [in the early 2000s]," she tells PEOPLE. "I didn't have money for rent, and I moved back to my mom's. She took me in and really helped me out. She was my angel through that period of time, when I was trying to better my life and get it together, and trying to go out and work."

Now, the mom to 18-month-old son Axl Jackwants to pay it forward, and has gotten involved with Dress for Success.

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The non-profit organization provides women in need with interview-appropriate clothes for their job search, as well as a week's worth of business attire once they get a job.

"Dress for Success is that angel to these women," she says. "It's just giving that stepping stone for somebody who really wants to better their lives."

This year, 100 percent of the proceeds from the limited-edition Fergie Footwear holiday shoe, the Reagan, went to the organization.

"[Dress for Success] builds self-esteem and helps women make improvements in their lives," says Fergie. "It's just beautiful, the life changes women are able to make just with that help."


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Spring Fashion Preview


Spring Fashion Preview

The stage is set this spring for bold style statements. Fresh colors, daring patterns, attention-grabbing decorations and more will command the attention of your clients this season. Technological advances have clearly shaped some of the season’s biggest trends, and this year will be survival of the most innovative. Use these themes and tips as guides to help you along the way. Be true to yourself, true to your brand and unleash the creative potential.

– Katie Smart is a contributing writer for Wearables.

slogan prints

Mounted messages (also known as slogan tees) are the new statement piece. For brands with a creative tagline or something clever to say, this is the perfect way to get in sync with pop culture. Check out major players like Wildfox Couture and Forever 21 for witty inspiration. Keep your message simple and your design minimal for maximum effect.

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Fashion Tip: Dressed up with a blazer, a slogan tee can be work and even trade show appropriate.

all-over prints

All-over prints are an opportunity to turn a mundane wearable into a treasured work of art. T-shirts, bags and scarves boasting repeat patterns or unique designs are rocking retail in 2015. This graphic technique is also perfect for household brands that are comfortable with debranding. A step-and-repeat pattern of a popular brand mascot, character or design can be just as strong, if not stronger, than traditionally logoed merchandise.

Fashion Tip: From belt printing to sublimation, there are several ways to achieve this fully custom effect. But watch the edges! If you avoid cut and sew, just make sure your client knows there may be discrepancies around the seams.

picnic plaid

This All-American trend marched down the runway, giving us a new way to look at plaid for 2015. From wide buffalo squares to Judy Garland gingham, all we can say is checks, please! Stay true to spring by staying away from heavy materials and dark colors, and opt for plaids in light blues, pinks, greens and purple. This trend is lighthearted and has a unisex appeal for the casual, All-American brand.

Fashion Tip: If a full-on plaid look is too bold for your client, opt for a picnic plaid accessory like a scarf or bag, or use it as lining on a custom duffle.

statement stripes

The look is linear, but the options are endless. Stripes stormed the Spring 2015 runway in limitless directions, varying widths and rainbow hues. To really make a stripe statement, use a wide variety of colors or place stripes in unexpected places, such as on one arm of a jacket or one side of a hat.

Fashion Tip: With an all-over striped pattern, keep it simple when it comes to branding. Text designs will stand out boldly, or a custom woven label at the sleeve or hip could be just the right touch.

Fashion Tip: Create a polished sporty look by finding fully functional wearables that incorporate technical innovations gleaned from the athletic industry. Waterproofing, sleek colorblocking and mesh are just a few features that transition from day to gym in style.

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The 'Naked Dress' Is Totally Trending


The 'Naked Dress' Is Totally Trending, As Seen On Rita Ora, Irina Shayk And Gigi Hadid At The Vanity Fair Oscars After Party

While the Oscars regularly bring out a multitude of elegant and classy styles, the after parties are all about fun and risqué looks. After spending all night in heavy embellished gowns with long trains, celebrities are eager to shake off the layers and slip into something a little more comfortable, shall we say. On Sunday night, some stars took this concept very literally. Rita Ora, Irina Shayk and Gigi Hadid all wore versions of the “naked dress” to the Vanity Fair Oscars after party, and left very little to the imagination.

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Ora’s dress was definitely the raciest, as it pretty much showed her entire right butt cheek. I’m all for sultry cut-outs and sexy silhouettes, but this dress takes it to a whole new level. Yes, she had a big moment singing at the Oscars and it was sort of her night, but from a side angle she pretty much looked naked, which took it from tasteful to tacky.

Irina Shayk’s gown looked very similar to Rita’s, and was definitely just as provocative, but was slightly more covered-up. That being said, one slight wrong movement and her entire lady bits would be exposed. The last celeb to rock the naked dress trend on the white carpet was Gigi Hadid, who absolutely nailed the look. As if I wasn’t obsessed enough with her style, this dress wins on so may levels. The cutouts are strategically placed to perfectly cover all X-rated regions without sacrificing that sultry factor. She totally killed it.

Which almost-naked dress did you like best?

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Blue Ivy gives Rihanna's Grammy dress seal of approval


Blue Ivy gives Rihanna's Grammy dress seal of approval

Rihanna saw jaws drop at the Grammys when she stepped out in a giant pink ruffled Giambattista Valli dress, however there was one little fashionista's approval that stood out above the rest. Beyoncé and Jay Z's daughter Blue Ivy gave the haute couture gown her seal of approval, much to Rihanna's delight, as the pop star shared the encounter on her Instagram account.

"Blue told me she likes my fluffy dress lol!" she captioned a photo of the pair sharing a sweet moment during the awards ceremony.

She also revealed that while Blue Ivy may only just be three years old, she is alreadypreparing to follow in mum Beyoncé's footsteps to top the world's best-dressed lists, and is already knowledgeable about the world of fashion.

"She was also fully aware she was in Dior, and not afraid to let ya know ok," said Rihanna.

It comes as no surprise that Rihanna's superstar status hasn't fazed Blue Ivy – the young tot has been known to join her parents at star-studded parties before. She even showcased her star quality at last year's VMAs when she helped dad Jay Z present Beyoncé with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.

"Go Mommy!" she said into the microphone, melting the audience's hearts and causing Beyoncé to shed a tear.

"I'm so full. Thank you. I have nothing to say but I'm filled with so much gratitude," said the emotional superstar. "I thank god for this moment. I love you so much. 'Baby Blue, my beloved I love you.'"

Many comparisons between Blue Ivy and Beyoncé have been made, with fans noting that the adorable toddler is the spitting image of her world-famous mother, especially after Beyoncé shared a photo of herself as a baby for Throwback Thursday, which could just as easily have been a photo of Blue herself.


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Sexy In Slit Gown


Khloe Kardashian’s Grammys After Party Dress: Sexy In Slit Gown

Khloe may not have been in the running for a Grammy, but she’s totally in the running for best dressed! She showed off her toned legs in her sexy gown with a thigh high slit, and she gets two thumbs up for this gorgeous look.

In spite of some recent family drama, Khloe Kardashian, 30, looked so cool as she prepared to host the E! Grammys After Party! This has got to be one of her best looks yet and we cannot get over how amazing she looked. What do you think about her after party dress?

Khloe Kardashian’s Grammys After Party Dress — Stunning In Sexy Black Gown:

This was Khloe’s first time in the spotlight for The Grammys but she definitely dressed the part like a pro!

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She looked so elegant yet sexy in her sparkling gown and we can’t imagine a better look for such a huge night. The deep cut neckline and shocking high thigh slit were the type of in-your-face sexy that we can expect from Khloe, but the sheer sleeves and a long, trailing train were so elegant and flattering on the reality star.

// Her hair was slicked back to keep all of the attention on her stunning gown and she accessorized with a gorgeous ring by L’Dezen by Payal Shah and nude, ankle-strap sandals.

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If you like Khloe’s dress then you’ll love the NastyGal Reverse Havana Lace Dress. Its great for a night out on the town, and it has the sexy sheer sleeves that gave Khloe her elegant look.

We’re clearly fans of Khloe’s Grammys after party dress but what do you think? Keep the conversation going in the comments below and let us know if you loved Khloe’s hot frock from the big night!

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Keira Knightley in Feminine Dress


Keira Knightley Works Big Baby Bump on the Red Carpet in Feminine Dress: See Her Glam Maternity Style!

There's that bump!

Though Keira Knightley admitted that she's been avoiding body-conscious looks while pregnant, she can't hide that baby bump anymore! The Imitation Game actress attended a private reception for her Oscar-nominated film on Thursday, Feb. 5, in London, and even in a loose floral dress, her bloomed bump popped right through.

Mrs. James Righton, 29, donned a custom dress by Michael Van Der Ham—a feminine design just roomy enough to partially disguise a bump while standing.

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But once she took the stage for the pre-BAFTA chat, Knightley, who also sported Tabitha Simmons shoes and Aurelie Bidermann earrings, rearranged her frock around her frame, which revealed her enlarged tummy—and just how close she is to welcoming her first child.

Joining her on the scene: her dapper Imitation Game costar, Benedict Cumberbatch, who is also nominated for his role in their WWII-set film.

While Knightley has been a fan favorite since her Pirates of the Caribbean days, she admitted that on this press tour, it's been all about relinquishing the limelight to Cumberbatch, thanks to his extremely devoted fan base.

"I actually had a really embarrassing moment at the London premiere, because [his fans] scream more than I've ever heard for anyone else, but I had a publicist with me and she went, 'You know, go sign some autographs,'" Knightley told Seth Meyers on Late Night last November. "I went over there and went 'Oh yeah, of course, of course, no problem!' And they were like, 'Oh no, we don't want you. We're just here for Ben!'"

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Entertainment: Made in Chelsea star Lucy Watson


Entertainment: Made in Chelsea star Lucy Watson to host Bristol Fashion week

One of the stars of the popular E4 show, Made in Chelsea, will in the west to host Bristol Fashion Week this year.

Reality TV star Lucy Watson will be joined by TV stylist Mark Heyes on the catwalk for the Spring/Summer 2015 event from Wednesday 25 – Sunday 29 March.

It will be taking place at The Mall at Cribbs Causeway.

Lucy, 24, burst onto our screens in 2012 and has firmly set herself as one of the lead characters in hit E4 show, Made in Chelsea. Since appearing on the show, Lucy has become a fashion icon, modelling for several top brands, launching her own jewellery line, Creature, and starting her own fashion blog.

“I’m absolutely thrilled to be co-hosting Bristol Fashion Week and can’t wait to present this season’s must-have trends. I love fashion, so it’s a pleasure to be able to share that love with the people of Bristol,” said Lucy.

Maria Crayton, Head of Marketing at Bristol Fashion Week said: “Lucy’s style is envied by many, so she’s a natural fit for Bristol Fashion Week. We’re delighted to have her and, alongside Mark’s impressive fashion credentials as a stylist to the stars, the pair of them will be a fashion force to be reckoned with!”

“Lucy’s appointment is the first of a few surprises we have in store this season as part of our newly restyled event, so whether you’ve been to Bristol Fashion Week before or this is your first time, there’ll be something new to enjoy this time around,” added Maria.

Bristol Fashion Week features 17 catwalk shows, showcasing the latest trends from the high street. It features fashion to suit every age, budget and size.

Bristol Fashion Week tickets available now. Tickets start from £8.95 for a standard ticket, £9.95 for a second row ticket and £13.95 for a front row ticket. Available to book online now from .mallcribbs. or The Mall’s Information Desk.

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Tameka brings Fashion 101 to audiences


Tameka Raymond brings Fashion 101 to audiences with 'Style Theory Tour

Tameka Raymond is on a mission to make the world smarter and more stylish. Before she was a star of VH1's Atlanta Exes, she was educated at the Fashion Institute of Design and Marketing and taught at American Intercontinental University, and now she's bringing her expertise around the nation with the recently launched Style Theory Tour. Here's what Tameka had to tell us about her newest venture.

"Basically, the workshop tour is a 360 degree style and beauty experience," she said. "We are teaching people how to kind of make over and revitalize their style from head to toe. We focus on makeup application tips down to hair tips, what hairstyles look best on different body types, corporate dressing, I get into a lot of things in terms of color theory and things that are important to people."

"I think I want them to leave feeling like they have a more confident outlook on how to put their looks together," she continued. "So many people don't know basics."

The tour is the next step forward for Tameka, who also recently authored her first book White Bras and 101 Style Faux Pas, which covers everything from fashion missteps to airplane etiquette with her trademark no-nonsense style and sense of humor. Attendees can get copies of her book autographed at any Style Theory event.

While she's aware most people will recognize her from Atlanta Exes - which is currently on hiatus along with its predecessor Hollywood Exes - appearing on television was different for the woman whose profession normally shifts the focus to other people.

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"I was nervous every day," she laughed. "Being in the forefront is not really my forte. I muscled through it. The show was a great experience; I did leave saying I don't know how celebrities do it!"

However, Tameka cautioned that the TV series couldn't show all of who she is, which is first and foremost a mother. "I just wish people knew how my children are doing," she explained. "They're very good students. My son, he's on the honor roll and he's a quarterback, football player.

"My kids in general are a very important part of my life. I spend every day with at least one of them doing something, if not both of them. And I don't think people know that. They don't realize that I'm a passionate mom."

Another misconception? "I'm not a hairstylist," she added. "People always thought I was a hairstylist when I was married!"

That couldn't be further from the truth. Aside from being educated at FIDM and teaching at AIU, Tameka began her career with Armani and has worked with the likes of Aretha Franklin, Toni Braxton, Mary J. Blige, and Jay-Z. Her website serves as a fashion hub that provides information, insight and product recommendations. Now with her book and particularly with the Style Theory Tour, she's giving hands-on advice that's much more personable and meaningful than you'd get from any other source.

Yet even though it's her business to help everyone get themselves put together, that doesn't mean she puts pressure on herself to look perfect all the time. Nor does she actively seek the spotlight. "I don't live in Hollywood and I don't hang out with Hollywood types," she told us. "My friends are all working class, down to earth people. And I'm with my kids the majority of the time. They definitely don't care what I wear!"

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