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Léa Seydoux's soft spot for Italian fashion

Submitted by blueandred on Sun, 11/01/2015 - 18:30

Actress Léa Seydoux isn't too bothered about fashion but will always make an exception for Miu Miu and Prada.

The French beauty is currently doing the promo rounds with new film Spectre, in which she plays seductive Bond girl Madeleine Swann. It might seems as though she's always hot on the heels of the latest trends, but the 30-year-old star isn't actually that stylish.

Fashion show to raise funds, awareness about mental health

Submitted by blueandred on Wed, 10/28/2015 - 22:22

“We didn't know if it would fly. We didn’t know if anyone would show up,” said DeYoung.

It turns out she didn’t need to worry, as the event was well attended and raised $7,000.

“We were overwhelmingly surprised by the response,” she said. “For us last year, we didn’t know how important this issue was to our community, and how much genuine concern there is around about it.”

Flash Your Card, Save a Life

Submitted by blueandred on Mon, 10/26/2015 - 22:52

Most Dallasites know that Partners Card is one sweet week of shopping, deals, and savings. But this year’s chairs and honorary chair want to make sure that with every swipe, shoppers are mindful of the cause behind it.

“We want you to have fun but to remember that not only are you saving money, you really are saving somebody’s life,” co-chair Debbie Munir said. “It makes a huge difference. [The Family Place staff] are good stewards of people’s contributions.”

How birth control affects skin

Submitted by blueandred on Thu, 10/22/2015 - 23:03

Cherry Woods, luxury facialist at the Cherry Woods Skin Clinic in Richmond, UK, goes through some of the results birth control has on appearance.

"For those with naturally very dry skin or inflammatory issues like eczema, the reduction in oil production could aggravate your condition," she tells Cover Media. "For some individuals, the mere disruption in the level of androgen hormone can actually cause increased production of oil."

Made-in-Canada label Preloved celebrates 20 years of sustainable style

Submitted by blueandred on Tue, 10/20/2015 - 23:16

Everything old is new again at Preloved, and the proof is stitched into every garment the Canadian label has produced for the past two decades.

Preloved launched in 1995 and made its imprint on sustainable style by reworking vintage fabrics into new garments. The end result: the teaming of seemingly contrasting pieces to create a cohesive new pattern and design.

The made-in-Canada label also makes use of “dead stock” materials — such as the ends of fabric bolts — which are transformed into fresh fashions, said Preloved founder and creative director Julia Grieve.

Letter Of The Day: Wedding Dress Or Uniform?

Submitted by blueandred on Sun, 10/18/2015 - 22:52

I am greatly concerned for the parents who are financially drained and yet forced to purchase additional material to make extra-long uniform skirts for their daughters.

One morning, while it was raining on St Johns Road, I observed a student in blue skirt that covered her ankles. The young lady had her school bag and had to be holding up her long skirt to avoid the water. She was really struggling to navigate the water while she secured her skirt and books.

Thai beauty queen to dress like a tuk-tuk at Miss Universe

Submitted by blueandred on Thu, 10/15/2015 - 22:18

The smoke-belching, ear-splitting, undisciplined rickshaws known as tuk-tuks are part of the chaos on Bangkok's clogged streets.

Soon however, the tuk-tuk will stroll down a more refined runway, when Miss Thailand pays homage to her country at the Miss Universe 2015 pageant dressed as the iconic motorized rickshaw. Her outfit comes complete with headlights and handlebars.

Filipino designers shine during Phoenix fashion week

Submitted by blueandred on Tue, 10/13/2015 - 22:03

Filipino-American designers showcased anew their collection at the Phoenix fashion week in Arizona.
Yen, Albert Andrada, and Rocky Gathercole wowed the crowd with their head-turning creations.
Gathercole closed the event with his jaw-dropping, over-the-top-collections.
Gathercole had dressed up Hollywood celebrities like Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, and Jennifer Lopez. He also designed the much-talked-about, see-through gown worn by Philippine celebrity Kristel Romero at the Star Magic Ball last year.


Submitted by blueandred on Sun, 10/11/2015 - 21:36

Amazon India Fashion Week hosted the grand finale with a modern take on the Banarasi weaves. There were 16 designers showcasing the rich culture and textile heritage of Banaras.

Presented by Amazon India ‘The Banaras Project — Crafts of India’ will aim to bring back the richness and heritage of Banaras. Each of the 16 designers presented three ensembles inspired by the iconic city in tones of blue, yellow, green, red, cream and black and tell their Banaras story using any one of these palettes.

Five Tips for Planning a Wedding Abroad

Submitted by blueandred on Wed, 10/07/2015 - 21:48

Lots of people today are getting married abroad. Some people are simply following a popular trend, while others have met their soul-mate abroad and decided to have a wedding ceremony in their partner’s native country. Whatever the reason has lead you to marry abroad, here are a few rules by an Ukraine Brides Agency that will help make wedding arrangements easier.

Paperwork is First Priority


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