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4-H'ers model their crafts during fashion revue

Lyon County 4-H’ers had the opportunity to show off their clothing construction and clothing buymanship skills Saturday evening during the public fashion revue in the Anderson Building on the fairgrounds.

Judging for both classes was held earlier in the day, with the fashion revue being a celebration of the new outfits 4-H’ers picked out or created.

Lyon County Extension Agent Corinne Patterson said the project was a great learning experience for young people.

“The…

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Added by jie smith on August 1, 2017 at 6:07am — No Comments

Icy Blonde Hair is Your New Ethereal Wedding Goal

Maybe it started with Game of Thrones and a certain blonde’s cult following, maybe not. All we know is, every colorist we’ve visited lately has divulged that everyone is clamoring for “ice blonde” in the salon chairs. “The shade is trending, but it's always been in style—it’s the new platinum blonde,” says Tessa Sprauer, a colorist at ARROJO Soho. Basically, it's a blonde so blonde it's bordering on silver. The names of the shades mean something different to everyone, so to avoid any…

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Added by jie smith on July 28, 2017 at 3:42am — No Comments

5 PRICELESS TIPS FOR LIVING WITH ADULT ACNE

Acne is the most uncomfortable, embarrassing and overall frustrating rite of passage that teens have to deal with. When you transition through college and into adulthood, it’s easy to expect that most of your adolescent afflictions will depart for good, but that isn’t always the case when it comes to this common skin condition. Finding yourself ridden with zits on the morning of your college graduation, or even of your first job interview, is horrifying to say the least.

I suffered…

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Added by jie smith on July 26, 2017 at 4:04am — No Comments

Check The Dress Code

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They say that you are what you wear, especially in the working world. Looking neat, fabulous, or handsome in your workplace should always be a priority and, of course, you need to get the work done. Depending on your profession, your style may vary but no matter what, you must always look professional. Getting a brilliant professional look is no hassle and…

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Added by jie smith on July 24, 2017 at 4:04am — No Comments

Groom's Lost Luggage Results in Hilarious Wedding

A word of advice if you're planning a destination wedding: Pack your wedding dress and/or tuxedo in your carry-on.

Unfortunately, the groom learned this lesson the hard way. Reddit user Zebidee, a friend of the newly married couple, shared a photo from their Icelandic nuptials to Reddit. "If you want to wind up in the same country as your wedding outfits, don't fly Delta Air Lines," the user wrote. The caption, which accompanies a photo of a woman in a wedding gown kissing a man with…

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Added by jie smith on July 21, 2017 at 3:58am — No Comments

Why men date but never marry stunningly beautiful women

Why men date but never marry stunningly beautiful women

As a woman, it’s a ‘curse’ to be devastatingly beautiful. Well, it may seem a ‘blessing’ initially because you’ll hog men’s attention — but, obviously, for the wrong reasons. Most men see such women — especially if they lack charming personalities — as being only useful as ‘good time girls’. Not as wives. Yes, men ‘worship’ them. But never marry them. For instance, when such types crack boring jokes — those that you have to tickle yourself to giggle when told by…

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Added by jie smith on July 19, 2017 at 6:48am — No Comments

Hamilton doctor courts Miss Universe crown

A Hamilton doctor is trading her Shortland Street lanyard for a pair of stilettos to vie for the title of Miss Universe New Zealand.

The switch may seem strange, but Sarah Hensby-Bennett's passions go hand-in-hand.

The 28-year-old works on the mental health ward at Waikato Hospital and well-being has always been her niche.

She wanted to cure cancer when she graduated high school; now she wants the crown.

"The main reason I would love to become Miss Universe is to…

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Added by jie smith on July 19, 2017 at 6:43am — No Comments

Why men dread going for shopping with their women

First, let’s perish the thought that men ‘shop’ per se. Actually, men just ‘buy’. Shopping is a preserve of women, or so it seems. Look, ordinarily, if men must go shopping, they treat it as a mission — which they execute with surgical precision and decisiveness. When a man walks into a shopping centre, he knows exactly what he wants to buy; he goes for the targeted good (or service), grabs it, pays, and ‘flees’ the shop (as if it were a crime scene!). If anything, impulse buying is alien…

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Added by jie smith on July 17, 2017 at 3:43am — No Comments

6 Simple Ways to Add Sugar in Your Daily Beauty Routine

Too much sugar can contribute to weight gain, but when put it to use in your beauty routine, sugar can prove to have amazing benefits for your skin. You can use this ingredient in different ways in different parts of your body to work on your problem areas and to get healthy skin. You can actually use sugar from your face down to your toes, because the the small particles of sugar make it an excellent topical exfoliant which is easily available and works just fine on the skin. Here are…

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Added by jie smith on July 11, 2017 at 4:36am — No Comments

Fashion in a time of conflict

EMBATTLED but unbowed, Mindanao struggles to maintain a semblance of normalcy after the imposition of martial law. There’s a humanitarian crisis while the clashes are ongoing in Marawi City, and the repercussions can be felt far and wide on the island. Still, resilience is key, as these fashion practitioners prove so impressively.

JERMAINE NABONG, ILIGAN CITY

NABONG has been designing for several years, but only opened his Silk and Satin Studio in 2012. It is “the home of…

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Added by jie smith on July 9, 2017 at 10:46pm — No Comments

Fashion for campus

Summer holidays are long over and students around the city are back to college already. While the new academic year brings with it the pressure to do well in studies, there is also the need to make a good impression outside the classroom. And one’s closet definitely has a huge role to play here. If you are still in the process of refurbishing your wardrobe with the season’s top styles, here’s a check-list curated by fashion experts to make your job less cumbersome.

“The way you dress…

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Added by jie smith on July 5, 2017 at 1:43am — No Comments

Bling it on

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Whether one is the bride or the bridesmaid, the one thing that every woman dreams of is having the perfect wedding outfit. If dainty lehengas are what you’re looking for, then head to Tifara and check out Abhinav Mishra’s Sitara collection: all summery hues, with sequin and gota work, ranging from light to heavy.

“Bling is sitara in Hindi and hence the…

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Added by jie smith on July 3, 2017 at 3:45am — No Comments

How to Plan a Hassle-Free Destination Wedding

How to Plan a Hassle-Free Destination Wedding
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Congratulations! You’re getting married.

If you’ve always dreamed of having a wedding far away from home, perhaps on a remote island, working with a travel professional can help.

“Let's face it, destination weddings are really awesome but also totally for the bride and groom, not the family or the guests,” said Corey S. Determan, Good Travels Advisor & Certified…

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Added by jie smith on June 29, 2017 at 2:38am — No Comments

Essential Festival Styling Directions

Trendstop's street style team are out and about this summer, hitting up the biggest music events to spot the latest looks and identify the season's style setters. From Barcelona based Sonar and Primavera to the urban cool of UK hangouts Field Day and The Great Escape as well as the spectacle of California's iconic Coachella, this season's festivals are hosting an array of music-loving fashionistas inspiring festival collections for season's to come. Our curated street reports analyse and…

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Added by jie smith on June 27, 2017 at 3:02am — No Comments

Mission, Fashion’s First Philanthropic Digitally Interactive Magazine, Ready for Launch

Three years in the making and a mere three months in production, Mission, the first digitally interactive philanthropic fashion magazine, is all systems go.

Officially known as Mission (For Fashion, For Beauty, For Good), the biannual pub focuses on a different charity and cause each time. True to the first edition’s Women’s Empowerment theme, founder Karina Givargisoff built the 439-page inaugural issue and media brand from the ground up. Mission, a nonprofit, will donate $1 from…

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Added by jie smith on June 23, 2017 at 4:48am — No Comments

3 options to explore if you want a small ceremony

Nigerian couple

The bigger the ceremony, the better. The more people turn up, the better for the 'ratings' of the ceremony by family, friends and neighbours.

You know this by the joy and pride that lit up the face of Nigerian mums as they brag to their friends about how the whole street was blocked when their first daughter wed two weeks ago.

But, thankfully, variety is the spice of life and not everyone is cool with this.

So if you can't stand the idea of…

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Added by jie smith on June 21, 2017 at 3:34am — No Comments

BLOOD PRINCESS IS UNFAVORABLY COMPARED TO KATE MIDDLETON

Is Princess Beatrice really the worst dressed royal? The blood princess has been unfavorably compared to her cousin William’s very popular, fashionista wife, Kate Middleton.

According to Celebrity Dirty Laundry, Princess Beatrice is being “slammed” for being the worst dressed member of the royal family. They accuse her of doing what she wants, and needing a “fashion intervention.”

Who is making this accusation? As they did not name any names of those who accuse the princess of…

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Added by jie smith on June 19, 2017 at 6:45am — No Comments

Bianca Balti unveils swimwear range

The Italian model is no stranger to posing in beachwear, and was named Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Rookie of the Year in February (17).

She's now also showing off her design skills when it comes to bikinis and one-pieces, after teaming up with Yoox to create her own line.

"I designed this collection with the women I love in mind, regardless of their age or shape. My line covers a great range of sizes and can be worn by my 14-year-old niece or my 60+ year-old mom," the…

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Added by jie smith on June 15, 2017 at 5:56am — No Comments

British Fashion Council, Mintel Highlight Growth in Men’s Wear Market

Craig Green Men's Spring 2018
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On the last day of London Fashion Week Men’s, the British Fashion Council shared statistics by market research provider Mintel highlighting the growth of the men’s wear industry in the U.K.

Despite the ongoing atmosphere of political uncertainty — with the shows starting the same day the general election results were announced — and the noticeable…

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Added by jie smith on June 13, 2017 at 5:34am — No Comments

Catwalk cutting through town centre hailed a stylish success

FASHIONISTAS celebrated success in style with a two-day fashion show centred on a catwalk cutting through a North-East town centre.

Stockton High Street hosted a series of shows which featured fashions from a mix of boutique owners and chain store retailers to offer inspiration to shoppers.

Marks and Spencer, Debenhams, River Island and Topshop were some of the major retailers involved in the Stockton Business Improvement District (BID) organised event, as well as cosmetic…

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Added by jie smith on June 9, 2017 at 5:45am — No Comments

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