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Dunedin's fashion week to include garments made of crafts

2016年01月30日

Judges are hinting garments made using crafts and based on the ideals of "slow fashion" will feature in the emerging designer competition at iD Dunedin Fashion Week.


Designers from 15 countries are in the running for this year's iD International Emerging Designer Awards.


The competition is held at Dunedin Town Hall on March 17. The winners show their collections at the fashion week shows the following two days on the platform of Dunedin Railway Station and receive international media attention and prizes.


Last year Australian designers were strong in all categories but a menswear collection from Massey University student Steve Hall took out the top prize, worth $6000.


This year finalists are from Spain, India, Argentina, the UK, China, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Italy as well as Australia and New Zealand.


The judges have whittled 150 entries down to 39 finalists.


Garments made with techniques inspired by crafts are a feature this year, judges say.


They say the ideals of "slow fashion", as opposed to the speedy global clothing manufacture, are explored.


"Visually, the collections will amaze crowds with bold colours, innovative techniques, detailing, hand-made lace and fabrics, and inspiring creativity," says Tanya Carlson.


The Australian students in the final are from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, the Fashion Design Studio, Ultimo TAFE, Sydney, University of Technology, Sydney, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane and Curtin University.


This year, Emilia Wickstead, one of Kate Middleton's go-to designers is showing at the fashion week and she will help judge the emerging designer competition.


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A Fashion Show Luncheon

2016年01月24日


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Frenchman's Creek Women for Cancer Research


More than 100 ladies from Frenchman's Creek in Jupiter and Scripps Florida supporters were treated to a luncheon and designer runway fashion show hosted by Beth Pine and Neiman Marcus in their Worth Avenue store on Nov. 14.


This wonderful afternoon honored the hard-working women helping fund women's cancer research at Scripps Florida through their organization ... Frenchman's Creek Women for Cancer Research.


Now in its eighth year, WFCR raises funds through special events with 100 percent of philanthropic contributions supporting work in the laboratory through fellowships in cancer biology at Scripps Florida.


The WFCR has an ongoing partnership with The Scripps Research Institute undertaking the challenge of conquering women's cancer through research ... and so graciously having chosen to do so by supporting the innovative cancer research under way at Scripps Florida.


Supporters of WFCR have currently raised more than $1 million for Scripps Florida.


"We are greatly appreciative for the kindness and generosity of Beth Pine and Neiman Marcus Palm Beach," said Mickey Berman, co-chairwoman of the WFCR fashion show event.


"This was a fabulous afternoon filled with fashion, fun and fundraising. And thanks to Neiman Marcus' assistance, we will continue our goal of supporting outstanding young investigators and ground-breaking cancer research at Scripps Florida."


Jupiter resident's painting chosen FOR ArtiGras


The artwork of April Davis has been selected as this year's commemorative poster for the 2016 ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival. The paining is titled "Gateway to Paradise V- The Jupiter Inlet."


Throughout her 40-year career, Davis has presented a unique perspective through her work. By using her inherent talents, the Jupiter resident focuses on bringing out the beauty and tranquility of a specific scene like the winning one chosen for this honor.


"Gateway to Paradise V - The Jupiter Inlet" is almost the same vantage point as a very popular earlier painting Davis did in 2012. This new painting shows bright blue skies and all the activity of mid-day with the new landscape of the south shore including U Tiki, the new marina and new docks.Read more at:http://www.marieprom.co.uk/long-prom-dresses


  


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I Changed My Diet for Perfect Skin

2016年01月20日


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My skin and I haven’t always been on great terms. It has pimpled, puffed, flaked, and fried countless times in the 25 years I’ve been around, and I’ve treated it with all manner of medications and treatments. But it wasn’t until I had a chat with Nicholas Perricone, MD, that I started questioning whether the food I was eating was contributing to my general lack of enthusiasm for my face.


You see, Dr. Perricone has made a name for himself in the world of skin care — and not just because of his cult-favorite line of products. He’s a board-certified dermatologist as well as a fellow at both the New York Academy of Sciences and the American College of Nutrition. Oh, and he happens to have several New York Times best sellers under his belt. His ethos? That inflammation in the body is behind every skin issue you could possibly have — and that you can change that with your diet.


The idea first came about when Dr. Perricone was in medical school studying cancer cells. “I noticed there was inflammation present because of pathology, but I also saw inflammation in aged skin versus youthful skin,” he explains. “I realized that regardless of where a disease originated, regardless of its cause, anti-inflammatories often solved the problem, or at least diminished the symptoms.” He began to wonder whether an anti-inflammatory diet could have a similar effect. “I’m also a nutritionist, so I looked at food, and saw that food can cause inflammation,” he says. So he began to develop a diet that would reduce inflammation in the body, which he hypothesized would also help improve your skin.


First Steps


I was intrigued, so after some research, I decided to give the good doctor’s 28-Day Plan a go. It allows you three meals and two snacks a day, and requires exercising for about 30 minutes six days a week, drinking as much water as possible, and maintaining a fairly intense supplement habit. While the diet doesn’t specify which supplements you should take, I opted for Dr. Perricone Skin Clear Supplements, since clear skin was my end goal. (He’s got packs for everything from good metabolism to gorgeous hair, so you can pick what’s right for you.) You’re also supposed to follow a skin-care regimen laid out by Dr. Perricone, but since I really wanted to see if what I was eating affected my skin, I kept my regimen the same as a control.


I consider myself a fairly healthy individual. I eat pretty well, I go to the gym four or five days a week, and I drink so much water that I visit our office bathroom more than the conference room. So I went into this a little cocky — even after I leafed through the diet’s meal plan. For something that’s considered a “diet,” it’s full of things that I was eating anyway. There’s an emphasis on green, leafy veggies, nuts, olives and olive oil, and lean protein like turkey and white-meat chicken. Salmon and other fish high in omega-3s are the cornerstone, because those fatty acids are clutch for your skin.


“The key is to avoid starches and sugars, because those are the things that cause rapid rises in blood sugar,” says Dr. Perricone. These spikes cause the inflammation. We know that sugar obviously plays a big role, but a lot of people forget about simple carbohydrates and starches — think white breads, pastas, and potatoes. The body metabolizes these foods into sugar almost immediately, which causes your blood sugar to rise.


Even though I typically take it easy on the sugar, growing up in an Italian family means I’ve been programmed to eat all of the pasta. And since I live alone, it’s super-easy for me to just throw together a bowl of the stuff with a bunch of veggies sautéed on top and pretend it was healthy. I’m also the biggest pizza fangirl in the world — so much so that I was probably averaging four slices a week. Add to that my sushi addiction (and all the rice that comes along with it), and I was eating simple carbs basically every day.Read more at:http://www.marieprom.co.uk/pink-prom-dresses

  


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Fausto Puglisi

2016年01月18日

Fausto Puglisi’s style is not for the faint of heart. The man himself has extreme impact and the energy of a tornado ready to hit at full force. But behind the flamboyant, volcanic personality (after all, he hails from southern Italy, where volcanoes abound), there is a sharp mind and an articulate vision. Puglisi’s references are disparate. America fascinates him, as does mythology and Greek and Roman statuaria. He loves Gianni Versace’s glamorous sexiness as well as Oscar de la Renta’s grandeur; he admires Nilde Jotti, a legendary Italian soigné Communist leader, as well as Texan blonde bombshells in studded cowboy boots; he swoons over Durango jeans of the ’90s but has a flair for the finest, most exquisite couture textiles. Surprisingly, this mixture gels into collections that make sense.


For Pre-Fall, Puglisi toned it down a notch, showing restraint without compromising vitality. His lexicon was all there in full regalia, but it was enhanced by judicious editing and a customer-savvy approach. Texas was still the destination of choice; having lived in Dallas for a while, Puglisi knows a thing or two about the local style. It translated into embroideries and stitched appliqués that emblazoned abbreviated dresses, flounced or A-line miniskirts, blazers, and sweaters. Of course, there were studs and cowboy boots galore, albeit of the luxe variety.


On a different note, a group of slim coats and cabans in a rich caramel hue were made in sumptuous double cashmere and perfectly cut with razor-sharp precision. They had a more subdued, classy vibe and showed a different side of Puglisi’s aesthetic. Or so it seemed. They were lined in deep black for a dark, dramatic effect. “It’s subversive bon ton,” said the designer, with a Cheshire Cat grin.Read more at:formal dresses | cocktail dresses

  


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Fashion fix: skirt suit​s are making a comeback

2016年01月14日

The Duchess of Cambridge in her tweed suit

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Seeing pictures of the Duchess of Cambridge wearing a traditional tweed suit with fitted jacket and flared midi skirt must have made many older women wonder: why can’t more young women dress in this smart, sensible, low-key way, rather than in attention-grabbing thigh-high skirts (which Kate has been guilty of in the past) and too-high heels?


Attending a ceremony to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the Gallipoli campaign, Kate looked entirely appropriate in her sombre but perfectly tailored Michael Kors outfit which was retro but strangely forward-looking at the same time.


In my young day, owning a tailored suit with matching jacket and skirt – trouser suits for women had not yet been invented - was a teenage rite of passage, a sign that you were now adult and entitled to wear grown up clothes. Most women then had such a suit in their wardrobe. It lasted for many years, was carefully looked after and regularly dry-cleaned, reserved for formal occasions.


We wore these suits whenever we wanted or need to look smart, and even got married in them. If we didn’t actually marry in them, we went on honeymoon in them. We wore suits for job interviews, for weddings, funerals, to church, and as with Kate, they were always accessori​sed with a hat and matching gloves, shoes and handbag. Although the term investment dressing had not yet been coined, that is what skirt suits were – reliable, long-lasting pieces that made you instantly look more important.


Female politicians wore tailored suits when at work or on duty, and indeed, Margaret Thatcher’s 1980s suits have recently fetched high prices at auction. For women, skirt suits remained in fashion, in various guises, until the 1980s, when they pretty much disappeared and became a byword for frumpiness. In fact, almost the only women who continued to wear them were airline cabin crew and estate agents for whom they were a uniform.


In common with most other women today, I no longer own a skirt suit. I last wore one in 1994 for a friend’s wedding, and after that, they really did look ridiculously Granny-ish and were chucked out to make way for trendier, younger and more casual forms of dress.


We all wanted funky, fast fashion, an ever-changing wardrobe rather than having The Suit carefully contained in its zip-up bag. But seeing the Duchess looking so right in a sharply-tailored skirt suit, made me think that it’s perhaps time to bring back this style of dressing back.


Perhaps the mood is changing and secretly, we are getting tired of jogging pants, jeggings and trainers worn on all occasions. But actually, the traditional suit is coming back, with a 21-year old fashion designer leading the way, just as Mary Quant and Biba led the way in the 1960s.


In 2014, Phoebe Gormley founded Gormley and Gamble, Savile Row’s first women’s tailoring business. When asked whether today’s – and tomorrow’s – women really wanted a suit built to last, she said: ‘Most women these days don’t even realise it’s an option to have a made-to-measure suit that will last perhaps 10 years.’ In these days of throwaway fashion, Phoebe’s company is offering a ‘perfect fit, an alternative that is Savile Row quality and at about the same prices as you would pay on the high street anyway.’


She admits that the market is tiny so far but her company has ended its first year of trading with a profit and six-figure turnover. So perhaps Kate is quietly ahead of her time, and the era of the smartly-dressed, perfectly turned-out woman is just about to return.Read more at:cheap evening dresses

  


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London Fashion Week

2016年01月12日


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The Burberry showcase is the highlight of any London Fashion Week, and with good reason. Guests and journalists alike can always expect an impressive production, a well-chosen live musician, a roster of international stars just jetting in for the show, a line-up of well-designed clothes and a bit of a twist.


At the fall-winter 2016 menswear presentation, the catwalk crisscrossed the venue in meandering paths that met at the music stand in the middle, where Benjamin Clementine played a sorrowful, heart-stopping live set.


"I wanted there to be more intimacy. There is something very artificial about a runway show and I wanted people to get closer to the clothes," said Chief Creative and chief executive officer Christopher Bailey.


"I wanted the whole mood to be a little more gentle and a little bit more serene."


But the ace in the sleeve was the inclusion in the model line-up of Chinese superstar Kris Wu, a former K-pop idol currently shooting Luc Besson's latest film.


Guest stars including Oscar-winning director Steve McQueen; musicians Mark Ronson, Tinie Tempah and Jack Garratt; Brooklyn Beckham; and South Korean actor Lee Jong-suk looked on as the models sported a deliberate luxe casual look through and through.


Bailey said the company tried to marry the sartorial with the functional in a bid to be more "honest about who we are as a company."


"We were born from a trench coat, and we had on the runway trench coats that were from the 1930s ... and also pieces that we had designed 3 days ago and for me it is that type of blending of these different worlds."


Military coats, duffle coats and even re-issued trench coats and a variety of jackets were overlaid with casual polo shirts and track suits, which came in both matte and sequined versions. A lone long-haired grey fox fur coat made an almost dissonant note of unchecked extravagance until one noticed the military red track suit top underneath. The classic Burberry geometry made a discreet appearance on scarves and the outerwear.


In honour of David Bowie, whose death was reported earlier in the morning, some models sported glittery makeup, while some had written "Bowie" across their open palms.Read more at:red carpet dresses

  


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The Real Reason to Change Up Your Hair Part

2016年01月08日

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When I was a kid, I thought I was stuck with a middle part forever. A group of older girls in my dance class told me that since I'd never changed the way I parted my hair, it would stay that way for the rest of my life. It was a straight-up case of beauty bullying, but for the longest time I truly believed I would never be able to wear my hair in any other style. Years later, I'm happy to report I've been able to part with the middle part (pun intended) and flip my hair every which way. And during a recent visit to the salon I was encouraged to switch it up yet again, this time for a reason I hadn’t even considered.


“The longer we wear the same part, the more we wear the hair down in that area and cause breakage,” explains Annie Rush, a hairstylist at Eva Scrivo Salon in New York City. Exhibit A: the pesky baby hairs that poke up along your part despite every effort to keep them tamed with hair spray, pomade, or a flatiron. “These cover-up techniques tend to strip the hair of keratin, leaving a little white bulb at the bottom of the broken hair that won't recover itself,” explains Rush. “Whenever my clients complain about small breakage that won't grow, I know they're Band-Aiding with alcohol and a hot tool. The fix might be good for the time being, but the damage will be three times worse than when you started.” The best way to disguise these annoying flyaways? Changing up your part.


Switching your part is actually good for the hair. “You're not allowing the hair to fall in the same position every day, and in turn, the roots are upright and breathing,” says Rush. You’re also giving certain areas a break from the daily singe of a flatiron. “Too much heat in one spot can decrease the porosity of the hair. This causes dry spots, which will spit out any color or nourishing treatments you put on those short broken bits,” she explains.


Making the switch is especially important for those dealing with traction alopecia, a form of permanent hair loss due to constant tension on the hair. “This is often seen in women who have pulled their hair back tightly in braids for years,” explainsCarlos Wesley, a cosmetic surgeon and hair-loss specialist in New York City. “What starts as subclinical [not apparent] inflammation ends up becoming permanent, scarring hair loss. This is not, however, something that occurs by simply parting your hair and letting it fall to the side of your head.”


Looking to switch things up a bit? Find your best middle part in less than ten seconds. “Brush the hair back away from your face and let it fall naturally. It will probably settle somewhere near the center. For instance, mine falls a half-centimeter to the left,” says Rush. And that’s OK. It doesn’t have to be dead center, despite your mom's precision growing up. If you find a new part that you love, you can train your hair to fall that way naturally. Dampen the hair at the roots before you go to bed. Then part your hair where you want and brush it in place, creating a low ponytail or braid for overnight. “Do this every night for one week, and your new part will do its thing without your help,” says Rush.Read more at:blue prom dresses uk

  


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VISUAL FEAT

2016年01月06日

Sonakshi Sinha at a presser to announce a magazine's film awards


BFFs?


Following his son Kanishka's reception, that was held at his Lodhi Road bungalow, Shashi Tharoor finds himself in the thick of things again. Delhi's ever-active societywatchers have been ribbing him about a lovely lady friend who was by his side for most of that day. Grist to the gossip mills was added when she again accompanied the former minister to Jyotiraditya Scindia's intimate New Year's dinner. All that is known so far is that she is minor royalty from Rajasthan and is estranged from her husband, and of course, she is lovely looking. When our rather nosey friends asked her about Tharoor, she categorically insisted that the two were "just friends". It may be an old line, but it also may just be true. We'll keep our ear to the ground on this one.


Making news


In the midst of persistent rumours of Shekhar Gupta moving his popular TV show to another channel, comes news of his other, long-gestating venture, materialising. Shekhar, when he was the boss at The Indian Express began the Adda initiative—wherein prominent folks from politics, business would be interviewed in the presence of a select audience—is starting something similar. Our friends in Delhi have already received their invites from his media company to an interaction with Softbank's Nikesh Arora, on January 7. The interview sessions called Off-The-Cuff will be uploaded on YouTube. With IE continuing with their Adda sessions wonder how they will view this competition.


Together again?


Aditya Roy Kapur and his former girlfriend Shraddha Kapoor are rekindling the flame. The now-onnow- off couple has been professionally paired in Shaad Ali's untitled romance drama, shooting for which starts soon. Propinquity and Shraddha's brother Siddhant Kapoor playing Cupid has resulted in the former lovers drawing close again. Shraddha still has her heart set on the hunky Aditya, even though onscreen she is making music with enough beautiful men in the upcoming Rock On sequel. Now all that remains is for Aditya to play the gallant knight.


Trousseau-ready


A glamorous wedding is around the corner. Atul and Alka Nishar's daughter Devangi is marrying Saharsh Parikh, the son of well-known stockbroker Utsav Parikh. Devangi helps her mother run India's largest fashion boutique, and heads its online division. Saharsh's family, in addition owning a stake in the football team, Atletico de Kolkata, also has interests in real estate. The wedding is scheduled for February in Abu Dhabi and, if Alka is to be believed, "it will be a small and private affair". Our congratulations. This is going to be one well-dressed couple for sure.


Tailpiece


Two actors, especially famous for their comic routines, have decided to boycott a film that is releasing at the end of this month. This is because their roles have been unceremoniously chopped. The producer's son—who is also an actor—seems to be hogging the spotlight along with the lead female actor who is quite a crowd puller herself. Disgruntled, the other two stars have decided to discontinue publicizing the film and our sources have it that they are also mulling legal options.Read more at:silver prom dresses | cheap evening dresses

  


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5 superfood for glowing skin

2016年01月04日

5 superfood for glowing skin

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So, the skincare industry is one of the wealthiest industries, with billions pumped in every second.


And while there are many products that can boost your skin and make it glow and radiant, one cannot deny the magic of natural food products. Although a balanced lifestyle, healthy food choices, proper exercises can help you to achieve that much needed body-mind-soul balance, adding these superfoods in your daily diet can help you achieve a glowing radiant skin.


1. Berries: Deep coloured berries such as strawberries, blueberries, cherries are loaded with antioxidants and can help you to fight off blemishes. The antioxidants can help your skin to fight premature skin ageing and acnes. So the next time you are making that salad add these berries and see the result.


2. Spinach: While Popeye bulked up eating a can of spinach, how about getting a radiant glowing skin by consuming some spinach? Loaded with antioxidants, spinach can help reduce the onset of wrinkles along with strengthening the skin tissues, spinach also possesses anti-inflammatory properties which flush out toxins, giving clear, glowing skin.


3. Tomatoes: Be it tomatoes or tomato based items, it can help you to clear up your acne problems. Tomato is rich in an antioxidant called lycopene which has anti-ageing properties and also acts a sunscreen from within. These antioxidants from tomatoes can also help in combating free radicals that is produced due to excessive sun exposure. Your skin needs a boost from within to look fresh and glowing.. Since tomato is acidic in nature, its pulp helps tighten pores and prevent pimples.


4. Sea food: Diet that is inclusive of sea food and fish leads to decrease in skin wrinkling. The omega-3 fatty acids found in fish and seafood slow down the wrinkling process. . It also increases levels of acetylcholine, a neutrotransmitter that makes your muscles contract and tighten under the skin, keeping your face looking toned and firm. Furthermore, omega-3 fatty acids which is found in fish and sea food have mood-regulating benefits, which can help with the stress component of having acne.


5. Walnuts: One of the many benefits of having walnuts apart from having a healthy heart is smoother skin, healthy hair, strong bones and healthy hair. It has omega-3 fatty acids and Vitamin E, which ultimately makes way for a glowing and supple skin.Read more at:uk prom dresses

  


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