(Photo:bridesmaid dresses australia)SUZANNE Jackson really is a one stop powerhouse when it comes to social media for celebrity fashion, beauty and lifestyle.
I met the beautiful young Suzanne aka SoSueMe at a recent photoshoot for the upcoming RSVP magazine’s December issue. I have heard so much about her from my models and wasn’t disappointed when I met her. From someone who had no job and no prospects six years ago, she has become Ireland’s most successful blogger with over 1.1 million international readers a month, 270k Facebook fans and 146k Instagram followers. That’s what’s called good entrepreneurship. The shoot was focused on the old guard of the fashion industry – yours truly – and Suzanne.
We were tasked with giving each other a make-over. It was great fun and she was a pleasure to work with. She was very impressed with the clothes I picked for her from the boutiques in Limerick city and county.
Of course, the conversation was all about her upcoming wedding as she is on the hunt for her wedding dress. I am sure she will be one beautiful bride! Look out for us on the December issue of RSVP, which should be hitting the shelves soon.
Hi Magazine awards
IT was off to Cork I went next for the Hi Magazine awards. Munster’s largest style awards event took place in the beautiful and newly renovated Clayton Hotel Events Centre. Over 600 of the most stylish from all counties in Munster were in attendance with Limerick well represented from the city and county. Last year’s winner, Liz Mangan attended as did Catwalk Hair and Beauty owner Neisha Leahy, who won Limerick’s Most Stylish Lady and the Holman Lee Agency model Edwin Fitzgibbon walked away with Hi Magazine’s Male Model of the Year 2016. Yours truly won an award for style, devotion and training of some of the top models in Ireland. It was a fantastic night hosted by Hi publisher Michael Mulcahy.
Note for your diary: The Mid West Bridal Exhibition 2017 is back bigger and better on Saturday, January 7 and Sunday, January 8 2017 in the University of Limerick Sports Arena and Exhibition Hall. We are already looking ahead to it so make sure you jot it down in your diary!Read more at:formal dresses online australia
The 32-year-old Chinese pop star, who first rose to fame after competing in 2005′s massively popular all-girl TV singing competition Super Girl, is on the verge of global takeover thanks to the release of her debut US single “Dust Off My Shoulders,” which was produced by hit-maker Timbaland.
Jane also recently tied the knot toMichael Feng Ke, the CEO of Show City Times – her management company – at a castle in Italy on Wednesday (November 9).
JustJared caught up with Jane to talk about the gorgeous wedding, the rising success of her English debut, and what we can expect from her in 2017.
JJ: Congratulations on recently tying the knot. Did you go anywhere for your honeymoon? Were there any mishaps on your wedding day?
Thank you! I had previous engagements in both China and the United States, so we have to delay our honeymoon probably until next year. Everything went well during the wedding. It was perfect. If I must nitpick something from my wedding though, it would be the weight of the [Tony Ward] wedding dress, but I wouldn’t mind wearing it for the rest of my life because it was an absolutely gorgeous dress.
JJ: Your song “Dust My Shoulders Off” has started to take off in the US. How did this collaboration with Timbaland come about?
I was working with J-Roc on a track in L.A., and Timbaland‘s manager was also there in the same studio. After hearing my music, he really liked it. And because Timbaland was also in town at the time, his manager was able to set up a meeting where I got a chance to show Timbaland the song I was working on. That’s how we connected.
JJ: The music video is very art-driven. How did you come up with the idea?
I wanted something very unique, so I asked [creative director] Outerspace Leo to provide me with some ideas. We have a longstanding work relationship! After a few meetings, I decided to go with this art concept because it expresses the core message of ‘Dust My Shoulders Off’, that everyone has their own problems, no matter who you are, real or fictional.
JJ: What was your favorite part of the video?
My favorite part of the video was doing the shoot of the Van Gogh self-portrait and The Scream. I even made the fake nose myself for the Van Gogh makeup; a lot of my fans didn’t even recognize that it was me.
JJ: How’s your album coming along? Is Timbaland going to executive produce the entire album?
We finished all the mixing for the album and we are still working on more music videos. And yes,Timbaland is the executive producer on the entire album, which will be out early next year. We have some really amazing features, you will find out more in the near future!Read more at:bridesmaid dresses australia | formal dresses online
Since Nov 8, the entire country has been facing the repercussions of the note ban. Long queues, no cash in ATMs, and barely any cash in hand are just some of the problems people are facing. And since this is the marriage season, those with a wedding in the family have had it worse. However, to ease things, the RBI recently decided to allow families with a wedding before Dec 30 to allow Rs 2.5 lakh. While we can’t say if this will totally take care of the problem, what we can do is rethink how we spend on weddings. Indians are known to be ostentatious and many a time families go overboard, drying up an entire life’s savings. Also, with the Reddy wedding now under the tax scanner, there are many benefits in considering toning down wedding expenses. But, that doesn’t mean you have to compromise on the fun. Here’s how you can still have a rocking shaadi.
1. Have one big function instead of many. Opt for a court wedding or a simple ceremony and throw one big joint bash. And remember it’s not a Facebook friend list-you don’t have to invite each person you ever met.
2. Cut out the physical invites and send evites. In any case most people are in touch over the phone or mail or Facebook and hardly anyone carries the actual card around, thanks to GPS. So, get an arty friend to design a fun evite instead. This also means you cut down on those fancy gifts that usually accompany the cards.
3. Dispense with the old style photographer. Who wants those snaps of guests eating, their mouths wide open, anyway. And with a smartphone around, everyone’s a photographer. But to ensure there’s at least one picture of you, depute a responsible friend who owns a DSLR to shoot the wedding candid style.
4. Ditch the expensive designer lehenga. Apart from that one day, it’s going to hang in your cupboard for the rest of your life anyway. Instead, think of innovative ways to stand out. Get everyone to dress according to a theme-say shades of white-and then turn up in black or red or turquoise. Pair a heavy brocade crop top with a lighter skirt. Or, rent a lehenga and jewellery. If you really like your baubles, go for just one statement piece instead of wearing it all.
5. Instead of piling up a big trousseau, take what you need and will wear. This whole thing about 11 sarees or 21 sarees or 51 is nothing but a number. In all likelihood their turn won’t come for years by which time they’ll be totally out of style. So, choose quality instead of quantity.
After proposing to his girlfriend on Valentine’s Day earlier this year, Jarrod Bradley, 35, couldn’t wait to marry Becky Yonker.
The two met at a friend’s 30th birthday party in the summer of 2012 and always knew they’d end up making it down the aisle. But when Becky, 33, was diagnosed with a stage four brain tumor just a year after the couple met, wedding plans seemed like an impossible dream.
“It’s been a crazy past few years,” Bradley tells PEOPLE exclusively.
The Charlotte, North Carolina, couple never imagined the doctors and nurses treating Yonker would end up making the wedding happen.
“We’ve been trying to plan a wedding and everything kept coming up so we kept having to postpone it,” Bradley recalls.
Yonker, who works in marketing, went to the doctor for what she thought was a sinus infection back in July 2013. When doctors realized she actually had a brain tumor the size of a plum, they operated. They got it all and Becky was doing well until two years later in December 2015 when the tumor came back. She had surgery on Christmas Eve, but was home the next day to celebrate with Jarrod.
“It was tough. She had more chemo, more radiation. We always knew it would come back. We’ve known from the beginning this is gonna be what kills her,” Jarrod says.
But Jarrod wasn’t the only one to fall in love with Becky. Her doctors at Levine Cancer Institute did too and decided the couple deserved the wedding they’d been forced to postpone.
“One afternoon, I shared some bad news with Becky and she just looked in my eyes and told me she wanted to live,” says Becky’s neuro-oncologist, Dr. Ashley Sumrall. “Then she whispered that she wanted to have a wedding and I knew we had to make it happen – and fast! My team quickly got behind the cause.”
Becky’s doctors and nurses planned the Oct. 9 wedding at St. Mary’s Chapel in just a few days and got everything donated – from the venue to the food, music and photographer.
“Eight of us were there that day,” Dr. Sumrall recalls. “My nurse practitioner was the pianist, our chaplain performed the ceremony, my mother and I designed the flowers.”
“It was pretty unbelievable the fact that the doctors took it upon themselves to organize it. With all that we’ve been through to have someone else do it, it was a relief and we’re very grateful.”
Having just had a treatment a few days before the ceremony, and battling some stoke like symptoms, Becky had to use a wheelchair to get down the aisle, but Jarrod says he’ll remember that moment forever.
“Pretty much the happiest moment of my life. She looked beautiful.”
Becky’s brother – who is serving in Afghanistan — even managed to be a part of the wedding. Friends made a life-size cutout of him to have at the wedding and the photographer livestreamed the ceremony so he could watch from his base overseas.
Becky’s doctors, nurses, friends and family, all say they struggled to fight back tears.
Becky tells PEOPLE, “We never thought our wedding would be anything more than a dream with all our setbacks and medical issues. I was so happy. I couldn’t believe we actually got a real wedding!”
She struggles with her speech and has good days and bad, but the couple is looking forward to celebrating their first Christmas together as husband and wife.
Becky has already outlived what doctors initially thought possible in fighting her brain tumor. Three years ago, Dr.Sumrall told her the average survival is 14 to 22 months.
“I also explained there are miracles, too,” the doctor says. “Becky’s smile lights up a room and her tears will bring you to your knees. We have watched her experience the ups and downs. Death is inevitable, but how we live life is a choice.
“My team and I had the best time preparing for her wedding. She has truly embraced each day as a gift and having the opportunity to impact her life is such an honor.”Read more at:www.queenieau.com | bridesmaid dresses australia
The winds were blowing hard. The clouds stretched their hostile arms to clog up the sun’s rays. They carried a letter written by the powers residing in heaven. The words poured down in the form of droplets and were conveying the message to soil and nature — words that only a few mortals could fathom. The cuckoo’s cooing reverberated through the trunks of the trees and walls of a century-old bungalow. The weather brought
chaos to the bungalow of Chakrobartys.
“This is unbearable,” said Bhanu and kept the newspaper down on the table. “Baba, what are these arrangements that you have been doing for the past two months?” asked Subha and stood beside her father.
Bhanu noticed her elegant, angular visage, and said in his usual soft, concerned voice, “Oh Subha, your wedding is day after tomorrow and look at you! You are a bride now!”
“Arundhati!” he called for his wife. Arundhati walked into the room and placed a cup of hot tea on the Burmese teakwood table. Her forehead was soaked in sweat.
“Arundhati,” he said in an unusually tender way, “Get your daughter ready and tell her what she needs to know.” Arundhati grabbed Subha’s hand and took her into the room. Subha noticed her red eyes. Her hair was tied loose, and an inevitable grief dropped from every word she spoke. She stood on the bed and went closer to her. “Is anything wrong? Mom,” Subha had learnt the word ‘mom’ from her cousins who came to visit them from Wales. Tears trickled down Arundhati’s cheeks and she looked away to wipe them, and gather some courage.
“You don’t know it Subha.” Her every word was filled with the pain that she had harboured for so many days. “This wedding is no less than a deal, a business deal.”
“They will choke you but you have to live as the options we have are already exhausted.” Her words left no opportunity to curse her husband, her life. Subha stood their in utter disbelief but the weight of truth was unbearable.
Arundhati gathered her breath to speak. “You don’t know how it feels to lose freedom…Subha. A child’s pain, you haven’t experienced it.”
Subha went quietly to her room. She sat on the cot and covered her cold, shivering body with the warm blanket. Her mother’s words kept ringing in her ears.
The wedding day is a bright occasion for any girl. But for Subha it meant dark beginnings. Dressed in a ruby-hued red sari, her luscious blakc hair was neatly braided and strands of white jasmine flowers were tied into a small bun on the crown. Her gold bangles clanged, in a way that seemed more music than noise. The mascara on her eyes revealed the hidden beauty and resembling the eyes of a peacock dancing in the monsoon shower.
“Are you ready?” enquired Bhanu as he entered the room. “My pretty lady!” His words were interrupted then.
“Baba, can I talk to him?” asked Subha. “Who?” asked Bhanu with a sudden curiosity. “Shantanu. I want to tell him something. Something that only he should know.”
“Fine. I will call him here. But the talk shouldn’t be long,” said Bhanu and left the room. A few minutes passed and a man about twice her height wearing a golden shervani entered the room. He sat on the cot. But his words were silenced at once. Subha opened the door and started towards her father with a cold, impassive face. “What happened?” asked Bhanu. “What did you say?”
(Photo:queenieau.com)Mercury levels are soaring with B Town beauties, Hollywood celebrities, models and the rich and famous dazzling in shimmery, symmetrical or even assymetrical gowns and maxi skirts. Deepika Padukone, Sonam Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Jacqueline Fernandez and many others are flaunting them in style. While fashion trends come and go, clearly these maxi skirts and long gowns with a slit and a twist are having a moment right now.
Try the Alexander Wang’s slit front versions or the slender modern 90s inspired ones in your nonchalant style with oodles of confidence, pizzazz and panache. Style them differently for a brunch, an evening out, or flashing toned midriffs between a bustier and a low-slung skirt for that added sex appeal for a cocktail wedding. City designers share how you can pick your own style from the varied styles around. The slits are suddenly a trend and can be tweaked for a look that’s effortless like Beyonce or Angelina Jolie.
Designer Ramya Girimaji says, “Whether it’s a wedding cocktail party, a dinner date or a Sunday brunch, this season is dictated by femininity. And what better way to express this than through the drama of the right skirt or gown! If it’s a skirt that you want to don, a silhouette that works best is a high-waisted flared skirt paired with a small cropped top. The skirt is cinched at the smallest part of your waist, and the dramatic flair makes the waistline look smaller while hiding any unwanted bulges underneath. By wearing a cropped top that peek-a-boos the high waistline, you bring an element of softness.
Use fabrics like raw silk or even linen for the skirt and for the top, go for georgettes, chiffons or crepes. Gowns with a twist are trending this season. A silhouette that has historically worked is the empire waistline with a clean flow. You can’t go wrong in crepe with a high thread count. The potential to experiment with this trend can stretch as far as one’s imagination allows! The best looks are the ones that are tailored to fit.”
Go for layered long gowns with one layer having a high slit or just a single layer full length gown with two daring slits teamed with cigarette pants. While it’s important to be in sync with the trends, it’s also equally crucial to keep your originality and style.
Designer Michelle Salins shares, “There are various distractions on the runway for us to pick up with for the holiday and party season ahead, and what we’re all obsessing over is the maxi dress with a high front slit and a column like look. And also the floor length maxi skirt with a bare midriff. Choose the right accessories to dress it up. A maxi column dress with high slit is best worn in jewel tones for the evening and is very comfortable. I like it with a side slit which adds a hint of ease at the hemline and allows you the slight flare. You can team it with a fitted cropped top or a roll neck top, or wear it with a ruffle trim crop off the shoulder top. For a casual evening, wear it with a silk slim collared blouse or throw on a ribbed sweater for that edgy look.”
Bring a twist to your outfit, adds designer Anjali Sharma, “Uplift the aesthetic appeal of a garment into a more sensuous one. We’re watching the dressy clothing become minimal. A little detailing of play of fabric on its own is a trend to stay. The detail to watch out for is a knot or a twist to enhance a decolletage or a slim waist with fabric play and voila, you’ve got the look!”Read more at:formal dresses melbourne
(Photo:formal dresses australia)A widow from Church Gresley has said she has ‘no idea’ how she will pay for her husband’s funeral after he died suddenly – just weeks after they had celebrated their first wedding anniversary.
Tracey Vasilis, 52, a sales representative, explained that her husband Chris, 49, was the love of her life and she was struggling to pay for his funeral which takes place tomorrow, Thursday, November 17.
Chris, 49, a self-employed builder, suffered a heart attack in the middle of the night and was discovered by his wife in the early hours of Wednesday morning, November 2.
Sadly, in the weeks before he died, Chris had bought the materials for a big building job and so Tracey has been left struggling to pay for the funeral, but her pleas for people to donate to a crowdfunding page have gone mostly unanswered.
Tracey said: ”I would like to say thank you so much to everyone who has donated, their generosity is much appreciated.
”I still cannot believe any of this. You don’t expect to see your husband lying in a coffin at that age.
”I don’t know how I’m going to pay for the funeral. It’s going ahead, but I have no idea how I’m going to pay for it.”
Tracey explained that she met Chris when she was working in Leicester and he asked her to go out with him for a drink. Their first date was at The Chimneys in Wilington where they talked all night, and they had been together for three and a half years.
Chris was born in Leicester and and had worked for a business buying and selling cars before setting up his building company CV Properties 10 years ago. He was a life-long Leicester City Football Club fan, and was ecstatic when they won the league last year.
The couple, known affectionately as Crissles and Trissles, decided to get married in Las Vegas last September at the famous Little White Chapel where Joan Collins was married.
The pair had just come back from three weeks in Lanzarote, and had celebrated their first wedding anniversary at home in Church Gresley with a special meal and Champagne on September 9.
However, at 1.30am on November 2, she found her husband unresponsive in bed and frantically called 999.
She said: ”On Tuesday night Chris had come home from work, and I came home a bit later, and we sat down and had dinner together. I woke up and I said, ‘can you move over babe’, but there was no response.
”I rang 999 and there were there within minutes. They shocked him eight times, and they got a slight pulse back but he had been without oxygen for 55 minutes. They took him to Derby, and they did as much as they could, but he was in a coma that he wouldn’t wake up from.”
Tracey explained that there had been no warning signs other than Chris had been suffering with indigestion for several days.
She said: ”I just want to give my baby a good send off. If everyone can just give what they can to help. I am not on any benefits, and it’s just the way these guys work. Chris would never have left me like this.”Read more at:formal wear brisbane
(Photo:bridesmaid dresses online)WEDDINGS will become more expensive say West Fife’s florists, who’ve report a significant fall in profits since Brexit.
The industry relies heavily on the EU with most imports coming from Amsterdam and this has caused flower prices to double overnight.
Lou Lou flowers in Dunfermline, who specialise in luxury wedding flowers, described the effects of the vote as immediate and and a bodyblow to their business.
Owner Laura Hutchinson told the Press: ”You work as a florist because you are passionate about it and a florist’s margins are already quite narrow, but as soon as Brexit happened I felt an immediate effect.
”As I deal within a niche part of the market, there will be specific flowers that I will need and they’re normally imported from Amsterdam.
”There is a very small market for British flowers because of weather and the most popular designs for brides have quite a commercial feel.
”I was paying 60p for a rose and now it’s more like £1.30 but even the most basic flowers are expensive.
”This was all very sudden with no warning so I have weddings booked in from two years ago with quotes I have to honour and I’m barely making any money.
”It’s a tough business to be in right now and the UK might be a less flowery place soon.”
Prices in the florist industry have always fluctuated because weather issues all over the world affect the product but when flowers are massed produced in Holland, Brexit has made prices soar.
Some florists reported a profit of £100 instead of £400 after June.
Vivienne McBride, previous owner of Lilywhite flowers in Dalgety Bay, said: ”I recently closed my florist but the last few weddings I did, I was lucky to make £50-£100 from them.
”I’ve now opened a new business but Brexit was been a deciding factor to quit.
”It was just far too much of a risk every month and costs have pretty much doubled.
”It seems the Dutch are quite willing to trade with other EU countries but are not really interested in the British market so they’ll just put our prices up because they know there’s a demand.”
Lorna’s Flowers, in Dalgety Bay, said their profits hadn’t been affected but it appears that florists specialising in weddings are feeling the pinch.
Lyn Wilson, of Poppy Floral Design in Charlestown, said: ”Prices have definitely gone up and some flowers have doubled.
”The floral trade goes in swings and roundabouts but I think if we sit tight we’ll be alright and things will eventually even out.”Read more at:formal dresses
Kaya Dorey already knew what she wanted to do before even finishing her studies at Capilano University.
A host of environment-based courses at CapU had left a lasting imprint on the Tourism Management program graduate, and when combined with her affinity for fashion, creating a sustainable, lifestyle brand was a no-brainer. “I have a passion for sustainability and fashion, but I knew that fashion was really not sustainable so I tried to figure out a way to combine the two,” Dorey said. “That’s how Novel Supply Co. all started.”
Novel Supply Co. is an upstart lifestyle brand that combines distinct Pacific Northwestern (PNW) aesthetic with ethically-sourced, sustainable fabrics. The apparel utilizes both hemp and cotton-based material, as well as eco-friendly ink. Furthermore, Dorey also works with local artists to design Novel Supply Co.’s rotating selection of print, all of which channels inspiration from PNW symbolism and imagery. “I have three different prints that were designed by a local artist and two different logos, so I have five different prints and those can go on whichever item you want,” Dorey said. “Every four months or so I’m gonna be collaborating with a different artist so those prints are gonna be changing.”
Novel Supply Co.’s current selection features three primary items, the Cabin Crew, the Adventure Tee and the Muscle Tank. “For the garment, the Cabin Crew is definitely the most popular right now, obviously because it’s fall and people really want to throw a cozy sweater on,” Dorey said.
After she left CapU in 2012, Dorey knew that despite her ambition and passion, she still wasn’t ready to jump into the sustainable fashion market with an unestablished name. Instead, Dorey completed a year-long sustainable leadership program at BCIT, and then further supplemented her education and experience with an online program known as Factory45. “Essentially, they just walk you through the steps of starting your own sustainable clothing line, which is exactly what I wanted to do,” she explained.
One of the lessons of Factory45 was the opportunities that a crowdfunding platform can provide for an upstart entrepreneur. The program’s founder, Shannon Whitehead, had followed the crowdfunding path herself to launch her own business and finding success through crowdfunding is a significant part of the accelerator program’s curriculum.
Dorey used the tools of Kickstarter to help support her apparel line, and according to her, the website’s features have been instrumental in illustrating what Novel Supply Co. aims to achieve. “It’s a really great platform, it’s super easy and visually appealing,” Dorey said about Kickstarter. “It’s really appealing for people to go and check it out, and it’s really easy to back a project, and I think the thing that is most appealing for Kickstarter is the fact that people aren’t just donating to your cause, they’re backing it and are getting something out of it.”
For now, Novel Supply Co. is still very much a start up. Although Dorey has ramped up the amount of work hours she’s dedicating to the line over the past six months, she still finds the time to maintain a full-time job to support her endeavours. Finding a work-life-passion balance might seem insurmountable, but for Dorey, a conscious attempt at acquiring inner peace has been a major positive addition to her busy lifestyle. “Meditating has been kind of a lifesaver for me, meditating and yoga, just because it can get very stressful sometimes,” she said. “Taking time out of everyday to have a moment and just let go of a lot of the things that you’re hanging on to, was super important for me.”
With her Kickstarter campaign drawing to a close, Dorey aims to continue her quest in developing Novel Supply Co. into a clothing line that is both game-changing in terms of look and design, and also a champion of sustainability and eco-awareness. “My main goal from the very beginning was that I don’t want to make this into another sustainable clothing line,” she said. “I really wanted to make a lifestyle brand, something that people would look at and say ‘wow that’s really cool’ first and foremost, and secondly ‘that’s really awesome that sustainability is incorporated within it.’”Read more at:formal dresses online | bridesmaid dresses australia
(Photo:QueenieAu)By now, you’re probably aware of how important having an evening beauty routine is for your skin. It makes sense, as it’s the time to wash the day off your face and set yourself up for overnight skin recovery. But did you know that your morning regime is just as important than your evening one, if not more so?
Your skin produces more collagen during the night, which means oil production is also heightened. This means that you don’t necessarily wake up with the same clean face you went to bed with! So, not only will your A.M beauty regime make you look more fresh and awake, it’ll also help keep acne and congestion at bay.
We get it, sometimes the last thing you feel like doing when you’re in a rush for work in the morning is a complicated beauty routine. It’s so tempting to roll out of bed at the last minute, then just splash your face with water or use a makeup wipe. But this crucial time slot can make or break the quality of your skin as you age.
It’s not just a matter of having a morning beauty regime either. In order to really reap the benefits, you need to be using the right combination of products in the right order. Luckily, now is the perfect time to correct anything you’ve overlooked in the past and get yourself on the path to beautiful skin.
Read on for five of the most common beauty mistakes you could be making in your morning beauty routine.Read more at:bridesmaid dresses online