Monthly Archives: April 2016

Savannah Bazaar puts focus on fashion


(Photo:vintage evening dresses)TheSavannah Bazaar is returning April 30 with a fashion-focused edition of the event. TheFashion Bazaar, as organizers are calling it, will include both a children’s and adult runway show.

“The Savannah Bazaar is more than a marketplace; it’s a community event,” says Joanne Morton, director of operations at Well FED, the organizer of the event. “Our vendors represent local businesses, artists, craftspeople, nonprofit groups and neighbors. This is a family-friendly event where everyone is welcome.”

Located on the lawn of Jelinek Creative Spaces on Fahm Street, this spot is just a few blocks west of River Street. Throughout the day, guests will be able to browse from local retailers such asGypsy World, House of Strut, TwoGirlsandaBoat, Shiva Urban Bazaar, Hello Happy Handmade,Quotes Literary Apparel, Cindy Male Art and Yoga Studio, 26 Shades of FACE and many more.

The runway show is a first for the Savannah Bazaar and one not to be missed.

“The fashion runway for kids will be unique,” Morton says. “This is going to be a show presented byLoop it Up Savannah — kids will be making various hats and other crafts and art and dancing down the aisles — not your traditional runway show!”

Another organizer, local artist Leslie Walsh, adds that some of the looks in the adult show will focus on “slow fashion.”

“The adult runway will be presented by the retailers and styled by the retailers. Designer and artistSamantha Salas will be designing a dress for the event,” Walsh says. “All models are provided by all the retailers and some, like the House of Strut, are focusing in the slow fashion movement.

“Slow fashion movement focuses on learning where the clothes came from and how it was made. It is a way of making a conscious effort to buy quality versus quantity. Handmade, local, sustainable and secondhand fashion are keywords to this idea.”

Walso also says local fashion illustrators “will be strategically placed throughout the venue sketching the crowds and models.”

She adds that the Fashion Bazaar coincides with “State of the Art: Savannah Style,” a runway show at the Jepson the same evening.

“Inclusive and exclusive fashion shows and the congealing of both worlds on the same day seems like a victory for fashion,” she says.Read more at:red evening dresses

Rachel Roy ‘cancels appearance’ after being trolled by Beyoncé fans


(Photo:cheap formal dresses melbourne)Rachel Roy, the fashion designer who over the past 48 hours has been targeted by some Beyoncé fans, has reportedly pulled out of an event citing a “personal emergency”.

Guests planning on attending a creative seminar where Roy was due to speak in New York reportedly received an email saying she would no longer be participating.

The email to guests, seen by Buzzfeed, said: “Due to a personal emergency, Rachel Roy has had to cancel this evening’s event. Our apologies for any inconvenience.”

It follows Roy being on the receiving end of the “Beyhive” over a lyric in Beyoncé’s much-anticipated surprise album Lemonade. The album has a continuing theme of relationships, infidelity and forgiveness and one song hints at infidelity pretty head-on.

The song “Sorry”, which features Serena Williams in the video, contains the lyric: “He only wants me when I’m not there. He better call Becky with the good hair”. Shortly after the album dropped, Roy shared a photograph of herself on Instagram along with the caption “Good hair don’t care, but we will always take good lighting, for selfies, or self truths, always, live in the light #nodramaqueens”.

This instantly led some fans to believe it is Roy who is the mysterious “Becky”. Roy’s ex-husband is Jay Z’s former collaborator Damon Dash and she was also creative director of the Hip Hop mogul’s Rocawear clothing line. Rumours the pair were linked date back years and were heightened when CCTV footage of Beyoncé’s sister Solange lashing out at Jay Z in a lift was leaked following the prestigious Met Gala event.

The comments on Roy’s Instagram were flooded with bee emojis and abusive comments. She later made her Instagram private and posted a tweet condoning bullying.

The Independent has contacted a representative for Roy for comment.Read more at:plus size formal dresses australia

Romantic yet sexy is the key to 2017 bridal wear

DREAMY, romantic dresses ruled the roost at New York Bridal Week this weekend, with designers presenting their 2017 collections either at the show or in various locations around the city.

Jenny Packham put on an intimate Barn Dance-themed presentation that reflected the hazy, gypsy-inspired collection, designed for the “modern romantic with a wanderlust soul.” A color palette of barleys, soft petal pinks and springtime greens was whipped into glitter flock tulle trains with beaded lace and cascading tiered skirts. Wild flowers and foliage covered the crystal illusion bodices, while exposed backs and plunging necklines exuded contemporary glamour.

Ines Di Santo also debuted a feminine and floral collection that featured hints of color in its embroidery. From slinky gowns to frothy miniskirts, transparent mesh panels and asymmetric sleeves, the collection put an overtly sexy twist on classic bridal wear, with a glamorous result. The lineup was full of current catwalk trends, from lace chokers to cutaway bodices, while scallop tier and ruffle skirts brought texture to the gowns.

Meanwhile, innovation was the key word at Reem Acra, where detachable accessories and dramatic trains that could be converted into veils made for a traditional yet fashion-forward collection. Re-embroidered lace featured throughout, while fit and flare gowns in chiffon, organza and tulle offered up a modern and crisp yet feminine silhouette.Read more at:cheap formal dresses melbourne |

Gwyneth Paltrow To Design First Goop Clothing Line; Range To Launch In September

Gwyneth Paltrow in December 2015  

(Photo:pink cocktail dresses)Gwyneth Paltrow will now be able to add ‘designer’ to her already-impressive resumé — which already includes actress and cookbook author. The woman behind weekly lifestyle publication Goop has just announced the launch of a clothing line.

“I’ve been working on apparel — apparel is next. In September, we’re going to launch apparel, and it’s very exciting,” Paltrow revealed on Tuesday evening at an event hosted at Hudson Union Society in New York, according to Racked.

Earlier this year, Goop also debuted a beauty line, and so far it has been considered a commercial and critical hit.

Gwyneth says, “We’re very, very hard at work at Goop. We are doing a lot. As my CEO always [asks] me, ‘Please, can we stop doing so much?'”

Back in September 2013, buddies Paltrow and Stella McCartney unveiled their creative collaboration for Goop.

The pair combined Paltrow’s style and McCartney’s design aesthetic to create a line for Paltrow’s lifestyle site, Goop.

“We complement each other,” Paltrow said at the time. “It was the right time. We’re very close friends. We were bringing two worlds together, and it was important not to force them.”

Additionally — in November 2015 — the “Ironman” actress opened a pop-up shop in New York City. Goop hosted previous temporary “mrkt”s in Dallas, Chicago and Los Angeles.

“One would think New York City would be the first location for a pop-up, and that is precisely why we waited,” Paltrow told WWD at the time. “What started as an experiment has become a viable business for us. We wanted to get the New York City location operating at another level, which it will be, from a design and merchandising standpoint.”Read more at:green formal dresses

Top fashion designers give 21st century makeover to Beatrix Potter classics

FIVE of Beatrix Potter’s best-loved ‘little books’ have been given a 21st century makeover by top fashion designers.

Publishing house Penguin Random House Children’s is to release the collection on July 7, with new covers and endpapers designed by iconic names such as Henry Holland and Orla Kiely, whose clothes have been worn by the likes of the Duchess of Cambridge, actress Kirsten Dunst and model Alexa Chung.

The bold and exciting designs are a far cry from the traditional Herdwick tweeds and sturdy clogs favoured by Beatrix Potter during her latter years as Lake District hill farmer Mrs Heelis.

Publisher Jo Hanks said: “In celebration of Beatrix Potter’s 150th anniversary, we have commissioned five of Britain and Ireland’s most exciting fashion designers to re-imagine the cover designs of Potter’s best-loved tales. Visually stunning and completely unexpected, we hope you enjoy seeing Potter’s characters through this new lens.”

Designer Adam Wardle added: “Beatrix Potter had an eye for fashion as well as the natural world, clothing her characters in à la mode jackets, hats, shawls and dresses with Peter Rabbit being inseparable from his iconic blue jacket. It has been a privilege working with modern British fashion designers, each creating surprising and wonderful designs inspired by Beatrix Potter’s classic tales, adding their own distinctive style into the mix.”

The Tale of Peter Rabbit cover has been revamped by street-wear label Cat Brothers – Young Designer of the Year 2015 – and sees Peter’s blue jacket adorned with radish and pea pod patches, plus a bold yellow slogan. The team explained: “When designing the cover for Peter Rabbit, we started by imagining Peter today – what would he be like? Well, he’d be naughty, streetwise and incredibly cool, of course.”

The collection, complete with forewords by each designer, is also to include:

– The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck – Henry Holland

– The Tale of Mrs Tiggy-Winkle – Orla Kiely.Read more at:vintage formal dresses | one shoulder formal dresses

Deepika Padukone discloses she has an obsessive compulsive disorder


(Photo:celebrity dresses)Deepika Padukone is the first actress among the young crop of heroines to open up about her life when she suffered from depression. The actress now discloses she has an Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

Deepika Padukone finds OCD very therapeutic

According to Pinkvilla, recently, Padukone, was asked by a person what would be her piece of advice to a friend suffering from OCD. Padukone said, “I have no idea, I’m not a professional to give that sort of advice but as a friend you should just allow him to do what he does because like for me when I start cleaning spaces around me and my friends point it out, I feel very awkward. I don’t like the fact that they have noticed that I’m being stupid. Let him be and let him do what he is doing.”

“For a lot of people, OCD may be a reason to worry, but my OCD doesn’t disturb me, in fact, I find it very therapeutic. When I was in school, my friends’ parents would call me to sleep over for a girl night because they knew that the minute I come home I will start cleaning their rooms making their lives easier. I am still that person. When I go to somebody’s vanity van, I start cleaning spaces around.” she added.

Holiday Lighting Schedule

It’s that time of year! Companies, cities and neighborhoods are putting up their holiday decor and are getting ready to light it all up. As CBS 58 receives details about holiday lightings we will post them here.

MillerCoors Holiday Lites

The MillerCoors Holiday Lites display will once again transform Miller Valley at the MillerCoors Milwaukee Brewery during the month of December. More than 350,000 LED lights, synchronized to holiday music, will light up the area, in the largest display of its kind in the Midwest.

Visitors to Holiday Lites receive a free brewery mini-tour, special giveaways and discounts at the Girl in the Moon Brewery Shop. Visitors age 21 and older can sample beer at the end of the tour with valid ID. The tradition of lighting up Miller Valley during the holidays began in the 1950’s and was revitalized in 2005 as part of Miller Brewing Company’s 150th anniversary.

Holiday Lites will be open to the public every weekend in December from 4:40 PM until 9:00 PM. Public tours will begin every 20 minutes from 4251 W. State Street in Milwaukee.

City/County of Milwaukee

Join City of Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele as they throw the switch to light the 102nd annual City/County Christmas tree in Red Arrow Park on Thursday, November 19.

Carole Caine will be the Master of Ceremonies for the event, which is presented by Potawatomi Hotel and Casino.

Pre-lighting activities begin at 5:00 PM and include music by the Lincoln Center of the Arts Ambassador Choir, the Salvation Army Brass Ensemble, and carols by the Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s A Christmas Carol cast. Special guests include characters from the Milwaukee Ballet’s The Nutcracker.

The official program begins at 5:15 PM, and participants will throw the switch to light the tree at 5:29 PM.

Starbucks will provide complimentary refreshments.

The 102nd annual Christmas tree is a 40-foot Colorado Blue Spruce donated by the Farina Family at Gen III Woodworks, and comes from Milwaukee’s 1st Aldermanic District. The Farina’s tree was selected following its first nomination this year.

The City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works Forestry Division staff decorated the tree with more than 5,000 lights, 90 ornaments, and more than 100 red ribbon bows.

Following the tree lighting ceremony, continue the celebration by attending the annual Holiday Lights Festival Kick-Off Extravaganza at 6:00 PM in Pere Marquette Park across the Milwaukee River.

People with OCD Wants Target to Remove Christmas-Themed Sweaters Off their Shelves

People suffering with OCD ‘obsessive Christmas disorder’ are using social media to show their anger against Target for putting on sale of its Christmas-themed sweater. The Target is selling its red sweaters written with OCD ‘obsessive Christmas disorder’ in green letters for $22.49 – $24.99, which people really suffering with OCD feels offensive.

OCD is a mental disorder characterized by overwhelming urges to repeat certain rituals or behaviors like hand washing or locking and unlocking doors. According to International OCD Foundation, “The disease involves both obsessions and compulsions that take a lot of time and get in the way of important activities the person values”. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, more than 2 million American adults are suffering with OCD. It has been reported that the outcry was large enough to make Target to respond, but the Company refused to pull out its sweaters.

The company said that they were having no aim to disappoint its customers and guests and apologize for any discomfort. They added that they have no plans to remove this sweater. It is not the first time the company disappointed its customers. Earlier in 2013, the Target labeled its plus-sized version of a dress Manatee Gray, though the non-plus version of the same formal dresses perth was called Dark Heather Gray.

Fashion designers come to town for Runway Houston 5 VIP Party

Candice Cuoco - House of Ccuoco  

(Photo:black formal dresses)Omar Marcos is no newcomer to putting on a fashion show. In its fifth year, Runway Houston (previously known as Runway for a Cure) kicked off its activities with a VIP dinner at Fleming’s for those who purchased “Crawford” level tickets. Guests for the runway show could also purchase Naomi, Iman, Delevingne or Giselle level tickets in keeping with the supermodel theme.

Joining the guests at the VIP dinner were some of the designers who will be showing at Runway Houston 5, includingProject Runway alum Candice Cuoco (who was ROBBED for not winning), House of Ccuoco designer Felicia Eve, local designer Paola Contreras, and Californian Aries Milan, as well as new Houston transplant and designer Hunter Bell who will be hosting the fashion show. Joyce Echols, fresh off the heels of Miranda Lambert wearing her Come & Take It stilettos that had tongues wagging at the Country Music Awards, and Nancy Nguyen will also be presenting collections at the show.

VIP dinner guests included Anika Jackson, Dr. Monica Patel, Debbie Pakzaban, Tammie and Dr. Charles Johnson, Ariana Smetana, Kelly Hardwick and Jimmy Olguin, sales director at presenting sponsor Jaguar Southwest Houston.

Omar also teased that everyone needed to mark off October 20 for some future event. He said that he would break his silence at the Runway Houston 5 fashion show. If his previous shows are any indication, it will be something that we won’t want to miss.

Proceeds from tonight’s fashion show at the Citadel on Kirby will benefit Houston Children Give Back and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. If you don’t already have your tickets, you can purchase them at the door.Read more at:backless formal dresses

Dressing your problem area

We all have our problem areas when it comes to body fat.

Designers Shane and Falguni Peacock explain how to cover them up in style In 2012, when Aishwarya Rai attended the premiere of Cosmopolis at Cannes film festival soon after delivering her baby Aaradhya, she wore a grey embellished gown by Elie Saab. While the new mommy received mixed reactions for the gown that clung to her curves, designers Shane and Falguni Peacock were all praises for the actress and her choice of outfit. We were in attendance at a workshop conducted by the designers recently on how to camouflage our problem areas and the duo said that they were impressed by the way the actress smartly camouflaged her arms and shoulders with long embellished sleeves. The event was organised by Nawaz Modi Singhania, who is celebrating 25 years of her venture Body Art with a series of lifestyle workshops. “Everyone wants to look their very best in this day and age. When you don’t workout, you can still camouflage your problem areas and end up looking good in clothes,” she said, explaining why she invited the designers to share the tricks of their trade with members of her fitness centre. “If we enhance and accentuate some parts of our bodies, there is no reason why we can’t look glamorous and gorgeous,” Falguni told the audience.


The easiest way to identify your problem areas is to stand in front of a full-length mirror and observe the proportions of your shoulders, waist and hips. “If you have a bigger bottom as compared to your shoulders and bust, then you have a pear-shaped body. If you have a wider upper body as compared to your bottom half, then you have an apple-shaped body,” explained Falguni. A rectangular body shape, she added, is one where there is no waist and one has to create an illusion of a curve with the help of appropriate dressing. “A wedgeshaped body means that you have wider shoulders with slim hips and thin legs, while an hourglass figure, something we all wish we had, is one where you have a small waist and equally-proportioned shoulders and hips,” she said. Once you have identified your body type, it’s time to camouflage your problem areas and accentuate your assets. Here are five common problem areas and how to tackle them:


A big belly peeping out of a crop top is gross. Period. The designer duo suggest sticking to leggings and skinnies paired with wide tops that don’t enhance the belly.”Create vertical lines with jackets and long cardigans. Long vests are very popular these days. They give you a height and add some drama to the dressing,” said Falguni.High-waisted pants too help in hiding the tummy. “Wear them with a wide top and you’re good to go,” she said. And no, Shane added, don’t wear a crop top just because it is in fashion. “If you still want to wear it, then go for one which ends right at the beginning of your jeans or skirt,” he said.


Halter and gathered necklines are a complete no-no when it comes to ladies who have narrow shoulders. “In order to create an illusion of broader shoulders, go for square necks and wide V-necks,” said Falguni. Puff sleeves and ruched sleeves too give the wearer a broader look. “Avoid dropped shoulders sleeves at all cost,” she added. Shoulder pads work well for jackets but Shane suggests not getting used to them. “Correct your posture and don’t slouch.Wear your clothes with confidence,” he said.


How many times have we clicked a selfie and been appalled by how big our arms look in the shot? “If you have big arms, then the best thing would be to avoid wearing sleeveless outfits. Off-shoulder cocktail dresses work well when you want to hide that bulge on your arms.Show off your shoulders and not your arms,” said Shane. Drape a shawl or a scarf around if you do want to wear a sleeveless outfit.”An outfit with sleeves will make you look slimmer,” added Falguni.


A pair of thin legs sticking out of a short dress is not a pleasant sight.

“If you have thin legs and wear a dress that shows off only your legs, then they end up looking like sticks,” said Falguni. You can take care of this problem by wearing evening dresses that are a bit shorter. “The idea is to show a part of the thighs too, so your legs don’t appear so thin. If you’re not comfortable doing that, then wear something that ends a little below the knee, and not right above it,” she added.


Camouflaging a big bosom can be tricky. Shane had a few suggestions for ladies who need clothes that don’t attract attention to their assets. “Boat necks are fine but avoid turtlenecks,” he said. Go for smaller prints and don’t wear embellishments such as brooches on the bust area. A slightly low V-neck outfit that aesthetically shows off the cleavage would also work, along with a long accessory.


» The right lingerie play an important role in shaping your body. Pick the one that fits you correctly, so that there are no bulges on the sides.

» Along with how you look from the front, it is important to know how your body looks from the back as well. Look in a mirror or ask a friend for advice.

» Smartly shift focus away from your problem areas. For example, a long necklace will take the attention away from a big bust.

» Understand the occasion you are dressing up for. Do not be overdressed or underdressed. If a jacket looks too much, remove it.

» The right make-up, clean and well-cut hair and clean nails are a must.

» Invest in a good handbag and foot wear. A good perfume, too, is a head turner.

» Be confident and comfortable in whatever you wear. Carry the outfit, don’t let the outfit carry you.

How Karen Walker, fashion designer, unwinds

Karen Walker, New Zealand fashion designer  

(Photo:formal dresses sydney)You’re the designer, MD and face of your own brand. Tennis – really? You have time?

I had lessons as a kid and used to play regularly but when my daughter was born I resigned my tennis club membership. I picked it up again recently and fell in love again.

What do you love about it?

It redirects this (points to brain) away from this (points to smartphone).

You probably don’t wear daggy old gear courtside.

No. Usually it’s Stella McCartney for adidas. I swear she makes me play better.

Federer, Djokovic or Nadal?

Federer. He’s the full package.

What else do you do to unwind?

I love Words With Friends. It’s a great way to keep in touch with my brother, who lives in Scotland. We always have a game going. I love yoga too – but I wasn’t going to be photographed in my yoga gear.

You have an eight-year-old daughter Valentina, and your husband works with you in the business. You’re away a lot, including showing in New York twice a year. How do you do it?

I cap my nights away at 120 a year; I’m strict, I count them up. I also make sure I have a small break every few months, for my sanity.

Do you have the discipline to not look at your phone?

No, when it’s your business you have to keep checking in. But I’m comfortable with that; I have no tech shame.

Are you a social media addict?

No. I only do Instagram, never Facebook or Twitter. And I’m voyeuristic; I never post anything personally. I don’t want to be that person posting pictures of myself eating granola with flowers.

Yet Karen Walker the brand is quite active on Insta?

Yes. I think if you’re personally the face of the brand, as I am, you can’t also be in that field as a civilian. It muddies it.

What are your plane habits?

I always take my own headphones, cashmere blanket and slippers. And I try to book planes with Wi-Fi.

Music taste?

Lately I’ve been listening to 1970s and ’80s disco. Who doesn’t love a bit of Donna Summer? And David Bowie.

Were you crushed by Bowie’s death or did you think the public carry-on ridiculous?

I was quietly devastated. I told my daughter about it, then we watched his music videos on YouTube. I said I could still remember Elvis Presley’s death. She asked if my mother had made me watch Elvis videos.

What do you most love and hate about the fashion world?

I love the showing-up aspect of it but with a limit. I’m careful with my diary so that I don’t have to have my game face on for too long. At a certain point you can’t keep it on.

Your sunglasses ads are fab, especially the campaign with the glamorous older women.

Thanks, we get a big response to them. I once received an email from a store manager saying that a woman had come in and said “thank you for making us visible”. I loved that.

The world has discovered New Zealand of late. Given you’ve always known its merit, is that a source of pride or annoyance?

Pride really. Technology has allowed that; the tyranny of distance still exists but to a much smaller extent. It’s nice that people no longer just think of sheep.

What are your work challenges for the year?

Refining what we have rather than adding to it.

How about personally?

Slowing down. I’ve always had mornings in the studio and filled my afternoons with meetings. By the end of the day my brain was fried. Now I only do an hour and a half of meetings. If that means the next available is months away, so be it.

How do staff who want meetings with the boss respond?

They know they have to get in quick.

You have five stores in NZ, but none in Australia. Your first offshore store opens in Tokyo in 2017. Should we be offended?

Australia is always in the top five projects we’re considering, but something more urgent always tends to crop up and take priority.

Is it easier for niche players to compete with the big fashion brands nowadays?

Yes. The conversation can happen on so many different levels, technology means there are no gatekeepers.

How is it working with your husband every day?

I’ve never known anything else and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Are there rules of engagement?

My number one rule is to sit within kicking distance of each other at any meeting. A subtle kick under the table is a very useful thing.Read more at:formal dresses perth