Michelle Obama's favourite fashion brands [Fashionable]17.04.2013 14:27:32
Michelle Obama's favourite fashion brands Isabel Toledo made the lemongrass wool lace dress lined with white silk that the First Lady wore on inauguration day. Michelle Obama previously wore Isabel Toledo during the campaign: a black tunic and palazzo pants. The 26-year-old Taipei-born designer made the ivory chiffon, one-shoulder gown the First Lady wore to the inauguration balls. The gown was covered with organza appliques and Swarovski crystals. Wu, who is believed to be Mrs Obama's favourite designer, has been described as a younger version of Oscar de la Renta. He also dressed Mrs Obama in the raw silk dress with hand-embroidered rosettes she wore for a Barbara Walters interview. The Cuban-American designer created the famous red and black dress she wore on election night, in addition to two inaugural outfits Michelle Obama wore. Tracy Feith Surfer-turned-designer Tracy Feith created the full-skirted print dress First Lady Michelle Obama wore during the final inaugural event. The dress was from the Fall 2008 collection. High street shopsMichelle Obama appeared on the Today show in February wearing a polka-dot dress bought off-the-rack and available for $34.95( from the Swedish retailer. Mrs Obama customised the dress by adding three-quarter-length sleeves and pairing the dress with a bold orange belt and bright yellow heels. It's also not the first time she's chosen a design by H On the 2008 campaign trail, she famously pulled off a striped shift dress from the chain and paired it with a thick black belt, part of a signature look which was said to make her seem more accessible to many American women. J. As a result of her appearance the store's site had a 64 per cent traffic increase for the day. The same thing happened during her London visit in 2009 when photos surfaced of the First Lady once again wearing an outfit from the brand.

Nokia E72 White On 3 Good Combination Of Royalty And Fashion [Fashionable]17.04.2013 14:27:06
Nokia E72 White On 3 Good Combination Of Royalty And Fashion Today, only those handsets attract the customers who have good combination of royalty and fashion. Nokia E72 White contact on 3 is such latest handset which is stunning in look and advanced in features so the handset is extremely popular among the cell phone users. This is also popular because of its appealing colors that are available with the handset. This is new champ in communication market that is empowered with 9.3 Operating System while the appealing set of features is making it extremely worthy. Having light weight, advanced features, stylish look pocket soothing dimensions of 114 58 10mm, 65 cc it has been first choice of million of the customers. It is available in eye-catching colors such as white, zodium black, metal grey, topaz brown, amethyst purple and white edition. Nokia E72 White has 2.4 inches TFT screen possessing 320 240 pixels resolution and 16 Million colors capability. With this latest handset the users will get full QWERTY keyboard, Five-way scroll key, Accelerometer sensor and Optical trackpad. The handset is good to enjoy internet surfing as the handset is coming with features like 3G, HSDPA,/HSUPA, WLAN Wi-Fi at, HSCSD, GPRS, EDGE, USB and Bluetooth that make the handset quite strong for internet connectivity, data downloading and transmission and make the handset apart from other handsets of the era. Besides of it, the handset is embedded with GPS support, Nokia Maps 3.0 and Digital compass facilities. Nokia E72 White on 3 mobile phone is packed with 250MB embedded memory with 128MB RAMS, and up to 16GB space that is possible to extended using microSD card slot. The users of the handset can make business use of its Document editor feature (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and PDF). Moreover the users will be able to enjoy messaging services like SMS, MMS, Email and instant messaging services. Nokia E72 White mobile phone cares for the customer s photography needs that are why there is 5 mega pixels camera available with the handset that has latest features like auto focus and LED flash, flash mode and capture mode that will help you in capturing the images. To meet entertainment purpose of the users it is equipped with in-built FM radio and media player that is able to play various music file formats.

Lindsay Lohan makes an appearance in bedazzling gown [Fashionable]17.04.2013 14:26:58
Lindsay Lohan makes an appearance in bedazzling gown Lindsay Lohan made a bedazzling appearance at New York Fashion Week. She looked healthier and younger than years past. Digital Spy reprinted the photos of the troubled starlet on Feb. 7. Lindsay wore a silver Robert Cavalli gown with a plunging neckline. The bedazzling dress was reminiscent of the flapper era. She also wore a white hooded fur coat over her gown. The "Liz and Dick" actress wasn't without her Elizabeth Taylor ring. The late actress allegedly gave the ring to Lindsay before she died. Lindsay also wore Jimmy Choo shoes. The starlet's strawberry blonde hair was styled in soft waves. She kept it simple with minimal makeup. She looked fresh faced and better than years past. Just a year ago, Lindsay made a startling appearance at a similar event. Her face looked old and haggard. People were concerned about the actress' current state of health. Lindsay Lohan attended the amfAR's gala. The even took place at Cipriani Wall Street. This is just one of the many events taking place at New York City during New York Fashion Week. This event helped raise funds for HIV and AIDS patients.

Rat Study Suggests How Stimulants May Reduce ADHD Symptoms [Fashionable]17.04.2013 14:26:43
rat study suggests how stimulants may reduce adhd symptoms 5. Silky soft blouses are the ultimate wardrobe must have in all seasons. Whether wearing to work, or shopping on the town, blouses are both delicate and feminine to match with any outfit. Besides showing off her legs and underwear, a flapper often wore sleeveless dresses. Short sleeves came into fashion at that time too. While women had exposed their arms in earlier fashions, this was almost exclusively done with eveningwear; the flapper exposed her arms and neckline in broad daylight. Wearing a hat, that provides shade for your face, neck and ears, can play a major part in the prevention of the effects of the sun upon the skin. For a hat to provide maximum protection from the sun, it should be one of a tightly woven material, which is a usually Leather hats. Leather hats keep the heat in; this makes a keynote for any sort of headgears.. a big learning curve to start a fashion business from scratch. I connected with as many mentors as I possibly can to have the best insight into how I can run Cascata Blu more efficiently as a brand. The pair had been working in a borrowed office on the floor surrounded with dental chairs. Also, it seems that whether you are at a party or just the mall, you are passing rockstar look-a-likes everywhere. Studs, leather, grommets, animal prints, and textured tights are ruling the style scene. And why not? It's such a youthful and edgy look. HuffPost High School welcomes a lively, thoughtful debate in the comment section. but here's the thing. prints are always the thing in the spring. The main thing is that the scenester is there, upon the scene. Astride the scene, even. After which they will, of course, post pictures of the scene on Facebook to prove their scenester status.. Wearing scarves makes sense; it's one way to look smart and classy. It adds color to your look especially for men who are not used to wearing colorful tops and most of the time preferring plain shirt just to match their usual dark-colored pants. However, for women, there are many choices to mix and match scarves in their wardrobes, likewise a wide variation in fabrics, sizes and designs. New York, NY. - September 13, 2010 - The Economist and InnoCentive, Inc. today announced the second Challenge in The Economist's Ideas Economy Conference Series. In fact, these disagreements may even be beneficial because they teach children to resolve rifts in an effective manner. Clinical psychologist Ruth Peters recommends that parents come up with a "code phrase" to use when one feels that the other has crossed a line. The code phrase is a time-out signal.

McQueen wins posthumous fashion design award [Fashionable]17.04.2013 14:26:16
mcqueen wins posthumous fashion design award Susan, on the other hand, is not doing very well at Blileven, even though her teachers believe her to be a very intelligent individual. She seems distracted and lacks confidence when she is asked to create something of her own. She is always asking her teachers what they want her to do next, and rolls her eyes when they ask her to venture outside the instruction sheet. I used to make fun of goatee wearers in the early 1990s, whenever the fashionable young things started wearing them. I'd had beards at various times and then one day I shaved one off and left a bit of a goatee. It's a very thin strip and it seems to get smaller and smaller because I shave before I put my contacts in so it gets shaved very rudely. Ever heard the phrase you wear reflects your thoughts People nowadays use fashion for protection, attention, identification and, of course, religion. The latter makes a difference in fashion, for instance if you Muslim. The Islamic religion greatly impacts the fashion in the Middle East.. Phiten, also claim that due to the titanium, processing it can make bioelectric currents flow more efficiently and therefore people experience increased levels of energy and stamina. Although unproven in the scientific world and with no concrete evidence that any of these products can be of any benefit to people, they are endorsed by many sports people. So, perhaps as they say proof is in the pudding Or, are all these people, the people who swear by the benefits of copper bracelets, just superstitious and gullible, and it is just the physiological placebo effect?. Most historians believe that the necktie originated in the 1660's during the reign of Louis XIV of France. A regiment of crack Croatian mercenaries, who were celebrating their victory over the Turks, visited France and were presented as heroes to King Louis. The king, known for his fondness for fashion, noticed that the Croatian officers wore brightly colored silk handkerchiefs around their necks. This paper is about the economics of fashion. Schumpeter 1934a, Robbins 1934, Cooper Haltiwanger 1990, Caballero Hammour 1994) has an important and much neglected analogue in consumer theory in the idea of periodic liquidation of a lifestyle. The concept of a lifestyle was first defined by Earl (1986) as a complementary set of durable and semi-durable goods that work together as a system to solve consumer problems. Two Trent University students who were heading home to Ottawa for Easter weekend were killed in a crash involving a car and a pickup truck southwest of the city on Thursday night. His tenure as premier in four consecutive majority governments helped to reshape the province. Simply put, his impact on Alberta was huge and lasting.

What Is A Slip [Fashionable]17.04.2013 14:22:42
What Is A Slip A slip is quite familiar to most of the women as it is often worn under sheer dresses or skirt in order to help it hang smoothly as well as to prevent chafing of the skin from coarse fabrics like wool. Slips can also be worn for the purpose of obtaining warmth and to protect fine fabrics from perspiration. A slip can be divided into two types: full slip and half slip. Full slip is a slip that hangs from shoulders, usually through the narrow straps and extends from breast to the length of the fashionable skirt. Half slip is a slip that hangs from waist. Half slip may also be referred to as waist slip or a petticoat. Slips are usually manufactured from fabrics like silk, satin, polyester, tricot or nylon and even cotton. Slip can be decorated with the lace at the edges. more Q sessions like thisWhat Is An Undergarment?What Is Peau Satin?What is Lycra?What Is Rayon?What Is A Stole?What Is An Organza?What is Silk?What Is Dobby Cloth?What Basic Wardrobe Items Do I Need?How to Remove Acrylic Nails?What Is Silk Paper?What Is Dry-Cleaning?What Is A Coverlet?What Is Modal?What Is A Polyamide?What Is A Suture?What Is A Thread?What Is Microfiber?What Is Polyester?How Can I Shrink Hemorrhoids?What Is Cupping?

Stars' fashion choices go down a storm [Fashionable]17.04.2013 14:21:14
Stars' fashion choices go down a storm Having photographed a battalion of brides in the past, there was one thing for certain - Jenny's dress would stand out. She chose a pearl-embellished, ivory gown by Paula King of Tamem Michael, the award winning bridal fashion company in Ballymount, Dublin. Stylish guests included 'Xpose' executive producer Debbie O'Donnell, who wore an elegant black dress with chain detail from Bastyan at Brown Thomas. Sybil Mulcahy, who is expecting her third child in April, proudly showed off her bump in an Roksanda Ilincic dress, with Gemini chandelier earrings. Former model Ms Lavin chose an above-the-knee, bodycon, ruched dress under a long brown suede coat with fur collar. Sheer black tights and short, black, wedged ankle boots completed her look. For Bill, it was a well cut, rich tan Crombie, with cheeky red tie and designer suit. Newlyweds Alan Hughes and Karl Broderick looked tanned and dapper in suits in contrasting shades of silver and navy. 'Ireland AM's' Mark Cagney, who never bores of finding unusual socks to wear in studio, wore a razor-sharp tailored suit in navy.

New York Fashion Week Spring 2010 Wrap [Fashionable]17.04.2013 14:20:42
New York Fashion Week Spring 2010 Wrap In case you didn't know -- fashion week is moving. And any true fashionista knows that when traveling, a diverse wardrobe is not only necessary, it is required. Fern Mallis, SVP, IMG Fashion said in the official program for fashion week that the tent graphics are a reminder that this is the next to last season at Bryant Park. After 18 years, fashion week will be moving to Damrosch Park at Lincoln Center in September 2010. As always, fashion week didn't let the inevitable move spoil the party. In fact, Fashion's Night Out -- spearheaded by Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of Vogue Magazine became fashion's biggest block party. Every fashion capital let loose on September 11, 2010. And as always, New York stole the show. At Bergdorf Goodman's you could get your favorite drink served to you by the Olsen Twins. If that wasn't crazy enough -- Bette Midler along with Oscar de la Renta, Barbara Walters and Sarah Jessica Parker -- dressed in de la Renta serenaded an on looking audience. The night was a virtual who's who of the fashion elite. The original purpose of Fashion's Night Out was to give the fashion industry a much-needed financial bailout. How did they do? ShopperTrak reported that Fashion's Night Out's 3.4 percent nationwide traffic in stores helped a lot, especially with a nearly 50 percent rise in Manhattan alone. Anna Wintour and the CFDA always throw the best parties. Bill Martin, co-founder of ShopperTrak told Women's Wear Daily that the traffic data proves that Fashion's Night Out proved to be very successful for the apparel and accessories segment. 3.1 Phillip Lim was one of my favorite collections. I thought that the collection was inspired - by more than a storyline, like other designers. The collection was thoughtful, fresh, colorful, and fancy. The brand and the designer have grown tremendously -- though he always puts on a great show. This collection was the best that I have seen from the designer in a long time. His men's collection was just as inspired. There was no runway -- instead, the designer had models strategically placed in a house installation where models lounged. Each look had a message and tribute. He did Beatniks proud. For the very last spring showings to be seen at Bryant Park -- designers paid homage. With different looks and perspectives luggage is sure to be especially filled with a diverse set of ready to wear wardrobe.

We had done a lot of homework' [Fashionable]17.04.2013 14:20:15
'We had done a lot of homework' Mahela Jayawardene made no excuses after his team was shot out for only 141 and lost to South Africa by 78 runs, virtually ruling them out of a spot in the semifinals of the Champions Trophy. Instead, he complimented the South Africans on their bowling performance. "The wicket had something in it for the fast bowlers. It was definitely good bowling from South Africa," said Jayawardene at the post-match press conference. "They bowled to a good line and length and kept the pressure on us. It is not that the batsmen played bad shots and got out. But none of us could stay at the wicket for any length of time." However, Sri Lanka are still hanging on to the slender hope that Pakistan can win their matches against South Africa and New Zealand - and do so convincingly - bringing a three-way tie into place for the second semifinal spot and reducing it to a matter of net run rates. Graeme Smith, for his part, did not specifically think that this was a good toss to lose. "It was still a good wicket to chase on. With the dew it was difficult for the bowlers to grip the ball and bowl," he said. "We always knew that 220-230 was a good total and we wanted to knock a few over in the first fifteen overs. There was a bit of juice for the first 10 overs and Makhaya [Ntini] and Shaun [Pollock] bowled really well and got us the important breakthroughs. After that everyone got aggressive and we kept the pressure on them till the end." The combined performance of Ntini, Pollock and Nel - they picked up seven wickets between them - meant that there was no need for Smith to even use Robin Peterson, the young left-arm spinner. "It was going to be very difficult for him to bowl after the ball had got wet in the dew," explained Smith. "The fast bowlers were bowling really well. It was a risk to keep bowling the pacers because we would run out of them by the 40th over. But luckily it paid off." Smith also suggested that it was the preparation that the South Africans had done in the days leading up to the game, combined with the manner in which they executed their plans, that made all the difference on the day. "We wanted to win the first 30-35 overs of the [second] innings because we had done a lot of homework and knew that Sri Lanka score a lot of runs during that period," he said. "It was important for us to get people like Sanath early. Makhaya and Shaun bowled really well first up and Nel continued from where they left off." The ageless Shaun Pollock, who walked away with the Man of the Match award for his superb spell of 10-0-21-2, said South Africa's success was not a result merely of his own efforts, but also that of his new-ball partner, Makhaya Ntini. "We were really good together," he said in typically understated fashion. "We had looked at videos in the last few days and sorted out the areas where we wanted to bowl to them. It was good that we carried out the plans we had devised. After myself and Makhaya did our bit, Nel also did his job. It was great for us that he managed to dismiss [Marvan] Atapattu with a great delivery in his first over because Atapattu is the kind of batsman who can play the anchor." The victory draw Switch Hit: Iain O'Brien and Boyd Rankin join Jonathan Harris-Bass and George Dobell to talk about the week in English cricket. An expat's game, but made in China Jon Newton: Cricket administrators in the world's most populous country are focused on drawing as many locals into the fray as possible Hyderabad, a love story ESPNcricinfo Travel: In the 1960s and '70s, if you wanted to play tough yet attractive cricket, Hyderabad was the place to be. By Saad bin Jung 'Australia would kill to be in India's situation' Time Out: Harsha Bhogle, Ian Chappell and Sharda Ugra analyse India's 4-0 defeat of Australia Tour diary: Bangladesh's most passionate supporter No one quite knows what the future holds for Sachin Tendulkar, but just in case this was his final Test in India, the Kotla crowd let him know just how much he is adored by the average Indian cricket fan

Motoori Norinaga [Fashionable]17.04.2013 14:19:58
Motoori Norinaga Norinaga (1730-1801) was a Japanese literary scholar, philologist, and poet during Japan's Edo Period. Born the son of a merchant in Matsusaka in Ise province, he studied medicine from 1752 in Kyoto, where he also took up poetic and literary studies. By 1757 he was an established physician back in Matsusaka, and sometime around this time began to lecture informally on Japanese Literature, soon acquiring a large following. At first Norinaga was devoted to The Tale of Genji and other great works of the Heian Era, but eventually he turned his attentions to the Kojiki and the Manyoshu which, as the earliest known example of Japanese writing and the earliest collection of Japanese poetry respectively, he considered to be more truly Japanese, because they lacked the pervasive Chinese influence found in most later works. Indeed, Norinaga was one of the central scholars in the Edo Era kokugaku (or "National Studies") movement, which focused on purifying Japanese culture of foreign influences. Norinaga's major contribution to the movement was his attempts to "recover" the original Japanese language. To Norinaga language was best experienced as directly as possible, in order to understand things in the world in an unmediated fashion. For Norinaga, this was best accomplished using the everyday vernacular of the "ordinary Japanese" rather than the language of literary elites which was laden with Chinese character readings and compounds, because Chinese writing got in the way of understanding everyday speech, and moreover Norinaga felt the Chinese themselves were generally "murky" in their use of language to begin with. To achieve his end of recovering the true Japanese language, Morinaga turned to the Kojiki and the Manyoshu to discover what was truly Japanese, both in language and sensibility. Along the way, he developed several advanced philological techniques in order to better understand the ancient texts, and became the first modern scholar to realize that the Kojiki was originally intended to be read with Japanese pronunciation, even though it was written with Chinese writing. As for his quest for true Japanese sensibility, Norinaga made one of his most lasting contributions to Japanese culture with his invention of the idea that the Japanese had a unique trait known as mono no aware, "a sensitivity to things." Essentially, Norinaga strove to show that the Japanese had a special capacity to experience the objective world in a direct fashion, to profoundly understand the objects and the natural world around them without having to resort to language or other intervening mediators. Moreover, not only could the Japanese uniquely understand the world in this direct way, but their language was also uniquely suited to express this direct connection to the world. Much would be made of this idea in the centuries to come, especially by nationalists and Japanese exceptionalists. As for Norinaga's political beliefs, they were revealed in his extensive writings on antiquity, in which he expounded his view that the Japanese society was an ideal community divinely descended from the Shinto gods. This quasi-religious political philosophy supported his literary and philological endeavors by allowing him to argue that any foreign (and especially Chinese) influence could not have originated from Amaterasu and thus should be expunged to purify Japanese culture. Norinaga's output was truly prodigious. By the time of his death in 1801, he had produced 90 works spanning more than 260 volumes. His monumental study of the Kojiki alone, completed in 1798, totaled 44 volumes by itself. Along the way, Norinaga achieved a lasting influence on the study of Japanese literature, especially with regard to the Kojiki, and to a lesser extent the Manyoshu, laying the foundation that later scholarship has been built upon. Less beneficial was they way his arguments served Japanese nationalism. Although he himself was a peaceable and retiring scholar, Norinaga's words and ideas would be used to support the nationalist ideology that would foment Japan's brutal 20th century imperialism.

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