Kendall Jenner talks statement pieces, style mistakes and getting rid of her clothes every two months

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“I would say I’m all over the place”, Jenner told Miss Vogue. “Some days I’m into this and other days I’m into that, but for the most part I like a cool statement piece, like a really great jacket.”

And although her more recent style is nothing short of the minimalist ideal, Jenner admits that she has made her fair share of fashion mistakes.

“Don’t get me started! When I was younger, I had zero sense of style. I couldn’t do my make-up – I was just a mess, but I just didn’t care about anything except for horses.”

“At one point, it was really cool to have coloured jeans – red, green, blue, pink. I had a collection of them and would wear them every day.”

“I had to wear a collared shirt to school, so I would wear bright jeans and an odd collar. It was weird!”

While Jenner’s own style has seen a natural progression over the years, there is no doubt that the endless runways she’s walked and the campaigns she’s starred in for the likes of Versace, Calvin Klein and Chanel have influenced the 20-year-old’s look.

And the inevitable influx of designers gifting her clothes in the hope that she’ll be snapped wearing their latest collection can’t have hurt either.

Jenner even has too many clothes to fit in her house, so has to have a clear-out every couple of months.

“I go through my closet probably about once every two months and get rid of so much stuff.”

“I swear to you, it fills back up within a week. It is crazy!”

“I don’t have the biggest closet at my house in LA, so it gets really stuffed, really quickly.”

Who knows, if Jenner hadn’t made it so big in the industry perhaps she’d still be wearing those coloured jeans. We’d like to think so.See more at:one shoulder bridesmaid dresses/a>

35 Is the New 25 with These Top Skin Tips


(Photo:red carpet dresses)With hectic days and short nights, our skin naturally gets duller as we get older. To keep that fresh glow going well into your 30’s and beyond, we’ve put together a list of top tips and tricks because you never stop, so why should your skin?

Dealing with short nights

We all know that you’re supposed to get seven to nine hours of sleep a night, but sometimes you stay up to finish a project from work, to watch the next episode of Making A Murderer – (we all do it!) or maybe your little ones aren’t sleeping through, which means no sleep for you!

Most people will notice sallow skin and puffy eyes after a few nights of disturbed sleep. However, chronic sleep loss can soon lead to saggy skin, fine lines, and dark circles under the eyes.

Our Tips:

– Don’t drink caffeine after noon, drink plenty of water instead.

– Make your bedroom a sleep-only zone – no phones, TVs, laptops. The light from your screen simulates sunlight and makes your brain think it’s daytime.

Develop a night time routine to regulate your sleep. Finding the right products will make a real difference to the quality and health of your skin.

Multi-Active Nuit by Clarins is the perfect product to create a smoother appearance to your skin while you sleep. As it softens the appearance of fine lines, its velvety texture melts on to the skin. Clarins have selected an extract of organic California poppy, a flower that closes at night to regenerate itself, for its proven ability to help compensate for the harmful effects of late nights and interrupted sleep. As a result, the formula is able to offset the lowering of antioxidant defences and boost collagen production. The skin appears visibly smoothed and more toned upon waking.

Don’t stress about the lines!

Stress happens to everyone – but since you can’t avoid your job, bills or responsibilities, the best thing to do is learn to manage the stress for the sake of your health and appearance.

Our Tips:

– Keeping yourself hydrated is essential for your mind and body when you’re feeling stressed. Drink plenty of water, exercise in the early part of your day and make sure you maintain a well-balanced diet.

For a quick hydration fix to ensure fresh-faced skin, Clarins Hydraquench Intensive Serum is an intensive, hydrating facial serum that revives ultra-thirsty skin. It leaves dehydrated skin soft, comfortable, and radiant, with a radiant finish. For maximum effectiveness, it is recommended to warm a few drops of the product between your hands before applying to the face with light pressure.

Don’t deal with dull skin

When you’re under 20 your skin cells turn over every 28 days, but between 30 and 40 that rate slows to every 40 days – It’s a natural part of growing older.

As dead skin cells pile up, your skin is no longer smooth enough to reflect light, making your skin look worn, tired and dull.

Our Tips:

– Exfoliate your skin regularly. Your skin has natural enzymes that help slough away dead cells, but they become inefficient if your skin is dry. Exfoliators make a clean sweep of dull, flaky surface cells while tightening pores and preparing skin for natural renewal.

– Your skin can also look dull from dark, puffy eyes. If you are a stomach sleeper, then we have some bad news as sleeping on your stomach can cause fluid to pool below your lower eyelid area, and can make you end up a puffy mess in the a.m. Try Clarins’ Eye Revive – Beauty Flash. It acts on all visible signs of skin-aging, deep wrinkles, crow’s feet, puffiness and dark circles while hydrating and protecting the fragile skin of the eye contour.

In addition to all of the above, remember that your skin is a mirror to what’s inside so if you are happy, your skin will be happy! Look after yourself and take that lie in wherever possible!See more at:semi formal dress code

Could your child become royalty in Burbage?


(Photo:formal dresses brisbane)The search is on for Burbage carnival prince and princess 2016.

Burbage Carnival Committee is calling for young villagers to compete for the crowns at a selection event on Sunday April 17 at The Red Lion pub in the village.

Children who live in Burbage and are aged from seven to 14 may enter for the chance to hold court at the head of the village parade on Sunday June 19.

They will take over from last year’s prince and princess Tyler Maddern and Charlotte Connolly.

The boy and girl who are given the new royal titles will also be called on to attend community events throughout the year.

Royal engagements will include the Burbage Community Arts Festival on Sunday May 1, Burbage Common open day on Sunday May 8, Hinckley craft fair on Saturday May 7, a party to celebrate the Queen’s birthday in Burbage on Sunday June 12 and a chess competition to be held in Burbage on Tuesday June 16.

All youngsters vying for the crowns must arrive at The Red Lion by 11.30am on selection day, to register and have a souvenir colour photograph taken.

The competition will start at noon and is expected to finish at around 3pm.

Refreshments will be available.

Contestants are invited to “formal dresses sydney to impress, wear your best smile, bring your families along for support and have a great time”.

Detangling tips and tools

(Photo:formal dresses adelaide)Being left with knotted, tangled damp hair after bath time is sure to be up there with many people’s most hated childhood memories. Luckily things have come a long way from battling against the knots and tangles with a comb though. Read on to see our pick of the best.

Shampoo and conditioner

The root of the knots could lie in your shampoo and conditioner choice. Keracare’s Hydrating Detangling Shampoo is a reasonably priced option that has received cult status thanks to reviews from fans. Tangles can also be caused by having naturally curly hair, so a shampoo and conditioner that separates the ringlets and reduces the risk of damaged hair would be a good option. Redken has its Curvaceous range for this purpose, with shampoo, conditioner and serums on offer. While the Curvaceous conditioner can be used in the regular way, it can also be left in for ”extra control” or used as a finishing lotion – making it the perfect multitasker.

Detangling sprays

Gone are the days of detangling sprays just being used for children or post-swimming session. Now hair bosses seem to be more aware that it’s not just kids that suffer from knots. Lee Stafford’s Fix It Detangler is a popular choice, while KMS California AddVolume Body Build Detangler does exactly what it says on the tin by ensuring the hair is sleek but not flat. If you don’t want to splash out on a detangling spray then many people on the Internet have raved about a homemade option, consisting of one part conditioner to two parts hot water in a spray bottle. Add a dash of essential oil to make your hair smell fresh and fabulous.


The Tangle Teezer is perhaps the most well known detangling brush out there right now. Created by celebrity colourist Shaun P, the brush has a unique and innovative design with teeth that enable you to glide through locks and get rid of any knots quickly and pain free. For this reason they are popular with children, but if you suffer from naturally curly hair with lots of knots, then why not give it a go? The only downside is the brushes are all palm sized and designed without a handle, so it can be tricky to style your hair with them. Michel Mercier’s have similar brushes called Ultimate Detangling Brushes, and come in three different colours to aid you if you have fine, normal or thick hair. Both the Tangle Teezer and Michel Mercier brushes can be used on wet or dry hair so can reduce the amount of time you need to spend on your hair care regime significantly.See more at:formal dresses melbourne

Skirts meet pants in trendy, elegant fashion

Skants: Skirts meet pants in trendy, elegant fashion 

(Photo:beautiful formal dresses)Pant-like skirts known as skants have become trendy, loosely and elegantly draping over the wearers’ shape. Colors like white or pink would be just right for the coming spring season.

Skants are even looser than gaucho pants, which have been popular since last year, and are considerably wider around the thighs. They’re also called ”skircho,” a combination of ”skirts” and ”gaucho pants.”

Spick and Span Noble, a brand put out by the apparel manufacturer Frameworks, offers skants in white, navy and pink for ¥14,000(S$171) plus tax.

When wearers’ legs are close together, the garments look like a skirt that reaches a little below the knees.

”Skants are popular because they resemble skirts, so they’re interesting, but don’t look overly cute,” said PR representative Miki Kobayashi.

Combining subdued pink skants with a white blouse can create a fresh, active look. Not-too-bright pinks are trendy, according to Kobayashi. White skants will look crisp with a striped shirt, a look that’s also suitable for work.

”You can wear skants without worrying about revealing your shape,” Kobayashi said. ”You can move more easily in skants than in skirts, which adds to their popularity.”

Online fashion retailer Lands’ End, which also sells by mail-order and telephone, has skants a little longer than knee length in beige and navy for ¥7,900 plus tax. ”Skants make your hips much less conspicuous, and the material is soft and comfortable,” a Lands’ End employee said.

Uniqlo Co. will also sell skants in two different lengths.

The legs are 50 per cent to 100 per cent wider than those of gaucho pants.

One is a little shorter than ankle length, with drapes around the hip. The item is available in five colors, including navy, pink and beige. The garment sells for ¥2,990 plus tax.

The other type is longer and almost covers the wearer’s shoes. Priced at ¥3,990 plus tax and available in four colors, these skants are good for casual outfits.

”Wearing an upper garment and skants in similar colors is very fashionable,” said Uniqlo publicist Mayo Tsukamoto. Coordinating navy skants with a navy cardigan, for example, looks crisp, while tucking the bottom of a polo shirt into skants makes the wearer’s legs look long.

”Skants make for a looser look for the bottom half of the body, so choose slim upper garments,” Tsukamoto said. ”If you want to wear a loose upper garment, choose a short hip-length one. Then the top and bottom will look well-balanced.”See more at:red formal dresses

Preen interview: the A-list’s favourite fashion couple on selling skinnies to Kate Moss and dressing Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama has met their mums and Samantha Cameron has them on speed dial… The British fashion couple Thea Bregazzi and Justin Thornton – aka Preen  

(Photo:backless formal dresses)On a grotty winter’s morning in west London, Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi’s gorgeous home is a bustling haven from the spitting rain and grey skies. ‘Can you do me up?’ Thea laughs, beckoning her husband to deal with the delicate buttons of the diaphanous, daintily printed silk dress that she’s slipped into for Stella’s shoot and swooshing her Pre-Raphaelite auburn hair across one shoulder so he can see what he’s doing.

In between takes, the couple chat about the morning’s news and their passion for Victorian glass bottles (they are mad for all thingsVictoriana), while making cups of tea, which they serve in terribly refined teacups and saucers. In the almost 20 years since Justin, 46, and Thea, 47, began their Preen fashion label from a tiny flat (‘the sewing machine was next to our bed’), they and their clothes have become much adored.

Their show at London Fashion Week is invariably packed with editors, stylists and buyers, decked out in their own Preen purchases – proof of the loyalty their designs inspire. ‘We’ve never been “the next big thing” with so much attention on us that it’s too much to cope with or live up to,’ muses a self-deprecating Justin, now ensconced next to his wife on the sofa in their airy, eclectically decorated front room.

Instead, word has quietly spread about their flattering cuts and brilliant ways with prints and colours, creating clothes that tread the perfect line between being wearable and making you feel special. Just like the dress Thea is wearing; it’s exactly the kind of thing you’d admire – and want to tap her on the shoulder to ask her where she got it – if you saw her in a restaurant. But it could also be appropriate for a parent’s evening or work meeting.

‘Our customers have grown up with us,’ says Justin. ‘When we were hanging out in bars and going to festivals, it was all a bit more grungy. Now our life has changed – we’re staying in nicer hotels, going to amazing events but also playing with our kids.’

‘We just think of our group of friends and what they want [to wear],’ adds Thea. ‘Obviously we have some things that are made for the woman with the perfect figure but there’s not many of them, so it’s part of our job to make things for “real” women as well.’ Alongside their own evolution, the couple have noticed a shift in the way women dress.

‘For a while, women were scared to feel feminine because they wanted to be seen as powerful,’ Thea observes. ‘So it was a contrast to really say, “Oh yeah, I am a girl!” and celebrate that.’ This experimental attitude has won the couple some high-profile clients. Preen has been the label of choice for Samantha Cameron many times during her tenure at number 10, perhaps most famously when she chose an electric-blue shift dress with a splashy black print and shots of lime to accompany her husband to Buckingham Palace after he won the general election last May.

‘She just rang us and said, “Can I come to the studio and try on a few frocks?”’ recalls Justin. Michelle Obama is another fan. ‘There’s never been a world leader’s wife who’s been so colourful and so vibrant,’ says Thea. ‘She’s been so influential in the way women dress.’ Justin and Thea are particular fans of Mrs Obama’s refreshingly realistic attitude to her wardrobe.

‘I got a picture through a while ago and she was wearing one of our outfits that she’d already worn two years earlier,’ he remembers. ‘I thought that was amazing; my God, she must actually keep it in her wardrobe.’ Last year, they were invited to a gathering of Mrs Obama’s favourite designers at the White House. ‘We were allowed two guests, so, of course, we took our mums,’ Thea smiles. ‘She was saying to each of them, “I bet you’re one proud mom!” and they were like, “Yes, yes, we really are!”’ ‘Sometimes I just think they have no idea what we do,’ says Justin, ‘but when it’s on the cover of the newspaper or a trip like that, they’re really proud.’

Justin and Thea both hail from the Isle of Man where, it’s probably safe to say, fashion wasn’t a major presence in their early lives. In fact, it wasn’t until they started an art foundation course – which was where they met – that either of them realised that the job of ‘fashion designer’ actually existed.

‘I used to make my own clothes a lot of the time, or I’d go round second-hand shops,’ says Thea, who has retained a soft Manx lilt. ‘My friends and I would cut up things and make our outfits for Friday night.’ Preen is known for bringing a diverse mix of inspirations to every collection. For spring/summer they looked at the costumes worn by Michael Clark’s contemporary dance company and Thea’s beloved assortment of antique Victorian blouses.

Justin puts this mish-mash approach (which always results in cleverly offbeat but elegant looks) down to their teen years spent hanging out in the ‘only decent pub on the island’. ‘It was called Bushy’s and they played punk, goth, new romantic and pop because everybody liked different things. I think that’s why we feel it doesn’t matter that our reference might be a weird goth/emo girl and a romantic novelist – everyone can get along!’

The couple moved to London, got their design degrees and started out in fashion in the early ’90s, when the capital was buzzing with a far more haphazard kind of creativity than today’s slick operations. Justin was working for designer Helen Storey, while Thea dabbled in freelance styling and design projects. When Storey asked them to make some pieces together, they realised that their partnership could be not just personal, but professional, too.

They went into business in 1996 and soon expanded from their flat to a shop in Portobello, which is now the stuff of fashion legend. ‘Portobello was a really happening place, so people used to just come and hang out and we didn’t take anything particularly seriously. We just made things to go out in,’ remembers Thea. In fact, they quickly built a reputation for unique pieces, with Cher and Janet Jackson among their early patrons.

The couple could even claim responsibility for Kate Moss’s famous love affair with skinny jeans. ‘Thea really wanted to wear drainpipes so we just decided to make some,’ says Justin with a shrug. They were a big hit, selling 30 pairs every weekend (a lot for a business where everything was made in the back room of the shop). ‘They were really hipster and skinny. Kate Moss would come in and buy a few pairs at a time,’ says Thea.

When they started to show at London Fashion Week, a draughty warehouse in east London with no heating was their only option, so they bought foil blankets for everyone who came (which would constitute an Instagram moment now). After a few seasons they moved to New York, which proved a major turning point for the business, as buyers from the international stores didn’t really come to London in those days.

It was in 2012 when Thea was pregnant with their second daughter, Blythe, that the time was right to come back to London Fashion Week. She was due to give birth two days after the show, so flying out would have been impossible. ‘I’d actually done New York alone before [when Thea was about to have their eldest, Fauve] and it was so weird that we said never again,’ says Justin, shuddering at the memory. By then, London Fashion Week had become a much more polished affair and everyone was begging them to ‘come home’.

Now three and seven, their daughters have helped them ‘rebalance’. Of course, they love visiting their parents’ studio after school or at weekends. ‘A couple of summers ago, we were working on this collection with lots of beading and bright colours,’ says Justin. ‘Fauve loved all the sparkle and was pinning bits on the mannequin. Then she saw the show and afterwards she said to us, “I’m glad you had my dress in the show.” Ah, she was so proud!’ laughs Thea.

The girls have also inspired a spin-off line of childrenswear called Mini Preen. Each super-sweet piece – from embroidered cardigans to delicately pretty organza dresses – is a scaled down or adapted version of items from the main collection.

The sofa they’re sitting on for our interview is also scattered with bold cushions in some of their signature prints, a bowl on the kitchen shelf jangles with the fruits of their new foray into sunglasses and even their phones are encased in Preen print covers. Happily, it’s all available to buy via their treasure trove of an online shop – visit at your credit card’s peril.

The couple admit that life with kids, a business and countless creative endeavours (they do interior design for friends here and there too) is a ‘roller coaster’, but escaping to their cottage in Suffolk keeps them sane. ‘I know a lot of the fashion crowd go partying in Santorini,’ says Justin, ‘but with a three year-old and all those steps, you’d be in A&E before you know it! Much better to go to our bolthole and just relax, read a book or something.’See more at:sydney formal dress shops

Tried and tested: Natural products

We test out some of the leading players in the world of natural beauty.

Many of us are concerned about the amount of unnecessary chemicals we’re coating our body in, given our love for make-up and beauty products. With that in mind we’ve tried some of the main players from the world of natural beauty, to see how they stack up.

Repcillin Crocodile Oil Balm High Concentrate – 3.5/5

This balm-to-oil formula is derived from pure crocodile oil (from crocodile fat) and can be used to soothe a whole host of skin concerns. Many users report it works well on eczema and sun/wind burn, but I wasn’t suffering from any of these when I tried it. Instead I used the product as a moisturiser, and found it really gave my skin a moisture hit that lasted until I woke up. The tub said it’s fast absorbing but I didn’t find this to be the case, which led me to use it at night only. It smells as you’d expect, quite bland, but that’s expected as it’s a natural product. At first my skin broke out slightly when using the balm, but it calmed down after the first few applications. I’m looking forward to trying with an actual skin complaint.

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Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins Mega-Mushroom Skin Relief Face Cleanser – 4/5

Every now and then it’s a treat to use a cleanser rather than a make-up removing wipe. When I read about one with ‘mushroom’ in the name I was understandably sceptical, but after using it and being left with smooth, soft skin, I’ve been converted. Free from chemicals, this cleanser got rid of all my make-up without leaving my skin red. My skin has been feeling especially dry recently so I was pleased I felt hydrated afterwards rather than even more dried out.

Mavala Nail Polish – 3/5

Mavala touts itself as one of the leading natural nail care brands around because its products are free from parabens, formaldehydes, toluene, camphore, cellophane, animal ingredients and heavy metal. That doesn’t mean the polishes scrimp on style though, as there is a huge range of fashion colours, metallics and glitters available. They need two coats for complete coverage and dry pretty quickly – not super fast, but not the worst either. The bottles are small, but at least that means they are easy to cart around.

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Adele invited a fan to make his marriage proposal on stage

February 29, Adele gave the kickoff of his world tour in Belfast, capital of Northern Ireland. Until November, it will be on all the great stages of Europe and America to introduce the 25 songs, his new album.

This first concert will be remembered for his many fans. Adele, always attentive to his audience, respected custom Anglo-Saxon. Each February 29, that is to say every four years, young women have the right to make the first move, asking to marry the chosen of their heart.

Adele knew the lovely tradition of 29 February

Apparently the fact that pretty tradition, Adele, microphone in hand, then spoke to the audience “. We are February 29, would there be a woman who would make his proposal” A hand then stood , that of a young woman, Hailey. Once on stage, she without much trembling, dared to ask the hand of her boyfriend, Neil, before an audience of fans excited.


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Adele has scheduled a total of 105 shows for his world tour. It is preparing to travel some 17 countries. His French admirers waiting in Paris. Bercy already holds out his arms on 9 and 10 June.

Adele began his world tour to promote his new album, “25”. The brand Burberry announced yesterday that the singer would only his stage designs. The artistic director of the brand, Christopher Bailey, is delighted with this collaboration.

Over the years, Adele has managed to invent a real look. For his comeback after three long years of absence , the singer has matured: she was seen in Valentino by Jenny Packham (Kate Middleton swears by his creations), Burberry … And it is precisely the British label was chosen to dress Adele throughout his tour. The brand announced the news yesterday on his Instagram account with a sequined dress pattern (designed by the creative director of Burberry Christopher Bailey himself) Adele wore last night at his concert in Belfast.

In a press release issued at the same time, the designer welcomed this new collaboration: “It is a great honor to work with Adele This is an incredible artist I admire the philosophy, the meaning of. humor, innate style and powerful voice that accompanies spectacular performance. ”

Adele stunning transformation

When Adele started her career at age 19, she had nothing of the artist sharp look we know today. Her figure was as different, even if the singer has always refused to lose weight to stick to the dictates of fashion. She also said recently in an interview on Australian television “People seemed to find incredible that I have success when I was ‘large’. I do not make music for eyes, I make music for the ears. I do not care anyway, the music does not see it that is. So why does that count? “. The interpreter of” Hello “has decided to launch her ​​own fashion label ‘plus-size’ . The magazine Now announced in January that Adele had contacted several designers in to create a collection of pieces “cool” and “stylish” .

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Nonprofit to hold annual event to raise funds for scholarships, prom dress donations


(Photo:bridesmaid dresses online)Rita’s Closet will hold its third Fashion Show and Tea at Carroll County Career & Technology Center, at 1229 Washington Road in Westminster, from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, March 18.

Rita’s Closet is named after Rita Marie Medeiros, who died in a car crash in 2012 at the age of 16, the day after she and her mother, Medeiros Medeiros, bought her prom dress.

The nonprofit accepts donations of gently used prom gowns and dresses for all occasions year-round. Some dresses are given away to students who would not otherwise be able to afford one, but most dresses are sold through AMR Jewelry Boutique and Rosalee, both in Westminster, to support scholarships for graduating seniors at Westminster High School and Carroll County Career & Technology Center.

The menu for the event includes traditional fare such as finger sandwiches, desserts and, of course, tea — all served on a mix of china. Medeiros said an eclectic assortment of teacups, saucers, and teapots has been collected and given to Rita’s Closet for use at the annual event.

Throughout the evening, volunteer models will walk the runway in fashions fit for all stages of life: graduation, career wear, summer parties, cruises, prom, bridal and wedding parties, and more.

Tickets are $15 per person or you can buy a table for eight at $100 per table. Tickets will be sold at the door if still available, but Kathy Cheatham, event committee member and Rita’s Closet board member, said guests are encouraged to make reservations in advance.

Proceeds will support the nonprofit and its work in the community.

LuLaRoe representative Ashley Beryl Reid, of Westminster, will provide fashions to be modeled at the beginning of the event while guests arrive and get seated. She will also have some clothing for sale and will donate a portion of her sales at the event to Rita’s Closet.

Rita’s Closet will also have some dresses available for sale at the fashion show, Medeiros said.

New to this year’s fashion show are donated tuxedos, some of which will be used for the show, and all of which will be either available for sale through Rosalee in TownMall, or given away to students in need, Medeiros said.

”We’re going to try to get it all organized to give some tuxes away to some of the guys who need help, too,” Medeiros said.

Guests who bring a gently used dress to donate to Rita’s Closet will be entered into a special prize drawing at the event.

Adding to the evening’s surprises, guests can buy balloons containing numbers that match prizes donated by local businesses, such as restaurant gift cards, gift baskets, Tupperware, and other items. Prize balloons can be purchased at the event for $20. Guests will all pop their balloons at the same time to release the numbers inside and see what they have won, Medeiros said.

This year’s show marks the second year the event is being held at the Carroll County Career & Technology Center, where the food being served is prepared by students in the center’s culinary program. The first year’s event was held at The Portico at St. John Catholic Church in Westminster.

Medeiros said Rita’s Closet has given one scholarship to a graduating female at Westminster High School for each of the past three years. Last year, after holding the fashion show at the center, they added a scholarship for a Career & Technology Center graduate.

She said this year they plan to give scholarships to two Career & Technology Center graduates, male or female, in addition to the scholarship at Westminster High School.

All three scholarships honor Rita’s involvement in the arts by requiring scholarship applicants to have an expressed interest in the arts. Dance and music were among Rita’s many activities, her mother said, as were rugby, cheerleading, baton twirling, and going on mission trips with the youth group at her church, Grace Fellowship Chapel in Westminster.

”Rita was always a very generous person,” her mother said. ”She was one of those people [that] people always went to when they had problem. She was always coming home asking how she could help [others].”

The idea of giving free prom dresses to high school seniors was first proposed by Dawn DeMario of DeMario Bridal and Formal in Westminster, Medeiros said.

DeMario recognized that Rita had just bought her dress in the shop and approached Medeiros with the idea for Rita’s Closet, Medeiros said.

Rita’s Closet partners with Judy Klinger, supervisor of school counseling for Carroll County Public Schools, to help identify girls who can benefit from having a free gown, Medeiros said.

Families might experience an illness or a job loss, she said, leaving them unable to afford a prom dress. Medeiros said Rita’s Closet gave away 12 or 13 dresses last year.

”Not every school takes advantage of it, [so] every year we try to get a little stronger in [getting them involved],” Medeiros said.

Medeiros said helping the girls who come to Rita’s Closet to pick their prom dresses is probably her favorite part of giving away the gowns.

With all of the dresses in the show coming from current Rita’s Closet inventory, attendees will have the chance to make their prom experience complete with the purchase of a gown or tuxedo.

Cheatham’s daughter Erin Irish, of Baltimore, has attended the previous fashion shows.

”I loved it — I thought it was a great event,” Irish said of last year’s event. ”The food was good. I liked the runway … it’s just a good thing to do,” she said. ”You get some friends together for a good cause.”Read more at:school formal dresses



(Photo:bridesmaid dresses australia)Cyprian Richiardi entry parade Giorgio Armani, on this cold wet day in a persistent drizzle, remains an unmissable appointment even without the precious.

“When fashion is you have to be on site. Even if it rains, you have to be there, “he says quickly before returning to strut before a paparazzi army.

With its military-style coat, golden sneaker-boots and dandy bow tie, it really does not hurt to attract the flashes.

While impromptu parades on doors of those adjusted to the millimeter on the catwalks of the big houses are becoming increasingly important in the eyes of specialists such as general media, the game is all about getting noticed.

For some, that’s all that matters. Others, like Cyprian Richiardi have fashion blogs to promote. Many dream of finally finding the springboard that will propel them inside the heart of a world that is always inspired by the street.

The designers readily acknowledge consider the thousands of photos taken during each fashion week to try to identify how their creations are interpreted and adapted by this small group hippest their wealthy regular clientele.

“It’s not just advertising,” says Cyprien Richiardi. “There is a great need to meet people and build its network. Most of the time, we do public relations on the internet, but now you can do it in the street. ”

These appointments so narcissistic appearance can indeed turn into a real career, as illustrated by Elisa Bersani, a blogger Bologna.

“It’s very elegant here”

“I started my blog it was five years ago, just for fun,” she says. “Now it has become a job. It’s very important to stay on the page and find something new to the people who follow me. ”

As the influence of his blog grew, she was able to work on events or launches with fashion houses.

“It allowed me to combine several of my passions: technology, photography, fashion, not to mention the fact that I studied communication and marketing,” says the young woman who dreams of creating the final shoes.

Ivan Liu, a journalist for Me, a Hong Kong based magazine, has an invitation for the Armani fashion show, but also arrived early to avoid missing the improvised part of the show.

“My magazine looks rather official parades, but I prefer the style of the street,” he says. “In New York and London, it’s playing here is more traditional. People are naturally very elegant, and they carry a lot of fur, I love. ”

For Richiardi also the uniqueness of street style in Milan is that fashion is part of the DNA of the city in a way that is not found anywhere else.

“It’s very elegant here, clearly more than in Paris. Italian taste is still the Italian taste, “he says. “They have that little extra compared to other countries.”

A photographer for the New York fashion agency Runway, Michael Ip confirms the emphasis in Milan on what happens outside.

“In New York, I work mostly behind the scenes and podiums,” he explains. “In Milan, the agency asks me to do more streets. I guess it’s just because everyone was so well dressed. “Read more at:online formal dresses