Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Ingrams Auctions is offering special wines, books and DVDs and CDs of classical, jazz, pop, R&B, and rock music in collectors box sets.
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Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Cartier puts love in the online spotlight with three short films in cinema-mode by Luca Guadagnino:
Jardins du Palais-Royal,
Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré,
Place de l’Opéra
Paris, 25th November/PRNewswire/ — Cartier is releasing three short films, three marriage proposals, exclusively on Facebook and on YouTube. Love, the proposal, and the red box are the three themes Cartier has entrusted to the Italian director Luca Guadagnino (2011 Oscar nominee for the Best Foreign Film: “I Am Love”).
Working with the American screenwriter Xan Cassavettes, the director shows three proposals of marriage, three iconic love stories involving Paris and jewellery, each set in a different part of the city: the rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré, the Opéra and the Palais Royale.
Shot in cinema mode, these original stories show how romance affects three generations of lovers in turn:
On a night tinged with nostalgia, the wonderful Aurore Clément, best known for her performance in Louis Malle’s Lacombe Lucien and her appearance in Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now, stands in evening wear on the steps of the Opéra Garnier.
During a light, playful afternoon in the gardens of the Palais Royal; two actors off-camera find new roles to play and are filmed from the side-lines of their affair. With the Italian actress Valentina Cervi (The Portrait of a Lady, directed by Jeanne Campion).
Two guests escape from a grand reception in a mansion on the rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, ending up together in the intimacy of a room overlooking the roofs of Paris. With the new French star Marine Vacht and Hugo Becker, who made his mark as the Frenchman in the American series, Gossip Girl.
For this international production, Cartier has brought together a wide range of talents with European actors, an American screenwriter, an Italian Director: a myriad of personalities that give life to these stories which are both unique and universal ? like many romantic declarations.
As if true love had a colour and a name…
Cartier, Rue du Faubourg St Honoré:
Cartier, Jardins du Palais Royal: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzC3YJzO4Yc&feature=relmfu
Cartier, Place de l’Opéra:
Youtube :True Love has a Colour and a Name
Cartier, Rue du Faubourg St Honoré
Cartier, Jardins du Palais Royal
Cartier, Place de l’Opéra
Smells Like Snooki: Coming to a Mall Near You. (PRNewsFoto/Perfumania)
29 Nov 2011 16:45 Africa/Lagos
Smells Like Snooki: Snooki is Coming to a Mall Near You
Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi to Make Personal Appearance at Perfumania Stores Nationwide to Celebrate the Launch of her Namesake Fragrance
BELLPORT, N.Y., Nov. 29, 2011
BELLPORT, N.Y., Nov. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, star of MTV's Jersey Shore kicks off a nationwide store tour today in support of her new fragrance, Snooki by Nicole Polizzi. Her fragrance and in-store personal appearances will be exclusive to Perfumania stores across the country.
Consumer entry into each meet and greet is free with the purchase of Snooki, by Nicole Polizzi. Lucky fans will have the chance to meet, greet and snap a picture with popular reality star, Snooki. The first 40 people to arrive dressed like Snooki will receive a special gift from her, too. Consumers are urged to come early, as meeting slots are limited.
The Fragrance: Snooki by Nicole Polizzi
Involved at every stage of the creation process, Snooki incorporated her signature style in everything from the bold animal print patterns and spike details on the bottle to the fragrant mixture of her scent.
The perfume is playful, flirty, sweet and sexy, created with delicious notes reminiscent of sweet cotton candy from the boardwalk. Categorized in the fragrance world as a "fruity gourmand," to Snooki, it is simply "the kind of fragrance that makes you hungry for more."
Key Fragrance Notes: Chilled Lychee, Beach Flower, Assorted Woods and Cool Kiwi.
Price: $45, 3.3 fl.oz. Available exclusively at Perfumania stores and Perfumania.com
SMELLS LIKE SNOOKI: PERFUMANIA STORE TOUR
Tuesday, November 29th
5pm – 8pm
Perfumania, Queens Center Mall
Thursday, December 1st
5pm – 8pm
Perfumania, Jersey Gardens
Tuesday, December 6th
5pm – 8pm
Perfumania, Dolphin Mall
Wednesday, December 7th
5pm – 8pm
Perfumania, Florida Mall
Additional dates and locations will be announced via twitter @Sn00ki and @Perfumania
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Web Site: http://www.perfumania.com
Top 10 Most-Searched Persons of the Year
1. Justin Bieber
2. Kim Kardashian
3. Jennifer Aniston
4. Lindsay Lohan
5. Jennifer Lopez
6. Britney Spears
7. Katy Perry
8. Megan Fox
9. Lady Gaga
10. Miley Cyrus
Bieber fever was contagious this year, making Justin Bieber the most-searched person on Bing in 2011, compared with his No. 6 ranking in 2010. Sandra Bullock, Jesse James, Michael Jackson, Tiger Woods, Barack Obama and Kate Gosselin fell off the list this year, while Katy Perry, Jennifer Lopez, Lindsay Lohan, Britney Spears, Megan Fox and Miley Cyrus were newcomers to the top 10. Biggest gains year-over-year belonged to Jennifer Lopez, who didn't crack the top 50 last year and rocketed to No. 5 in 2011; Katy Perry, who went from No. 26 in 2010 to No. 7 in 2011; and Selena Gomez, who jumped from No. 50 in 2010 to No. 11 this year.
Kim Kardashian's wedding to NBA player Kris Humphries on August 20, 2011 in Montecito, California, lasted only 72 days and Grammy nominated saxophone Dave Koz, one of the performers at Kardashian’s wedding, said the whole event was fake.
Other Top Search Results.
Top News Stories
1. Casey Anthony trial
2. Osama Bin Laden death
3. Hurricane Irene
4. Japan earthquake and tsunami
5. Amy Winehouse death
6. Joplin Tornado
7. Michael Jackson–Conrad Murray trial
8. 9/11 10th anniversary
9. Republican primaries–Herman Cain, Rick Perry
10. Haiti anniversary
Top Sports Stars
1. Maria Sharapova
2. Tiger Woods
3. Serena Williams
4. Brett Favre
5. Caroline Wozniacki
6. Kobe Bryant
7. LeBron James
8. Lamar Odom
9. Hope Solo
10. Carmelo Anthony
1. Justin Bieber
2. Katy Perry
3. Jennifer Lopez
4. Britney Spears
5. Lady Gaga
6. Selena Gomez
7. Nicki Minaj
10. Taylor Swift
Top Celebrity Events
1. Royal wedding
2. Final "Harry Potter"
3. Kim Kardashian wedding
4. Beyonce baby bump
5. Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson dating
6. Demi Moore–Ashton Kutcher scandal
7. Kate Hudson baby bump
8. Lady Gaga coming out in the egg
9. Lindsay Lohan arrested
10. Russell Armstrong suicide
Top Consumer Electronics
1. Xbox and Kinect
4. iPhone 5
7. iPad 2
9. Windows Phone 7
10. Macbook Pro
Top TV Shows
1. "American Idol"
2. "Dancing With the Stars"
4. "Jersey Shore"
5. "Family Guy"
6. "Chelsea Lately"
7. "The Young and the Restless"
8. "True Blood"
10. "Big Brother"
More details and additional categories of top 2011 searches from Bing are available at http://www.BingTrends.com. For the latest on all things Bing, check out http://www.bing.com/community, http://www.facebook.com/Bing and twitter.com/Bing.
At Bing, we believe that as the Internet evolves, so should search. Bing takes the world's information and services on the Web and makes them more useful by delivering an innovative and intuitive search experience, visually organizing results and bringing in social signals from your friends. The end result? A search engine that takes you from searching and finding to searching and doing. Try it for yourself at Bing.com.
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28 Nov 2011 17:00 Africa/Lagos
FTC Requires Three Internet Marketers to Stop Selling "Circle" Cosmetic Contact Lenses without Prescriptions as Part of Settlement
WASHINGTON , Nov. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three Internet marketers of cosmetic, "circle" contact lenses have agreed to resolve Federal Trade Commission charges by entering into settlements that will put a stop to their alleged illegal practice of selling lenses to consumers without prescriptions. Circle lenses are a type of decorative contact lens that covers not just the iris of the eye, as standard lenses do, but the white area as well. Wearing these lenses makes the eyes appear larger.
The settlements are part of the FTC's ongoing efforts to help protect consumers from the health risks posed by improperly used contact lenses, through enforcement of the FTC's Contact Lens Rule. The Rule requires sellers to verify that a consumer has a valid prescription for all contact lenses, including cosmetic lenses that do not correct vision. According to the Food and Drug Administration, the improper use of contact lenses, whether they are corrective or not, can cause corneal ulcers, corneal abrasions, vision impairment, and blindness.
The three settlements with Royal Tronics, Inc. and Jamil Hindi; Gene Kim; and Thy Xuan Ho bring the FTC's total number of contact lens enforcement actions to 10 since the agency issued the Contact Lens Rule in 2004.
According to the FTC, Jamil Hindi sold prescription contacts and circle cosmetic contact lenses through his Florida-based company, Royal Tronics, Inc. on the website www.mycandyeyes.com. New York-based Gene Kim, sold circle contact lenses on his website buyexclusive.net; and Minnesota-based Thy Xuan Ho, also known as Brandon Lee, sold the lenses on the website mycutelens. The FTC charged that all of the defendants violated federal law by selling contact lenses without getting consumers' contact lens prescriptions or verifying their prescriptions directly with the prescribers, and by failing to keep adequate records.
The settlement orders prohibit the defendants from selling contact lenses without obtaining a prescription from a consumer, or verifying prescriptions by communicating directly with a prescriber, from failing to maintain records of prescriptions and verifications, and from violating the Contact Lens Rule.
The settlement with Jamil Hindi and Royal imposes a $68,000 civil penalty, which will be suspended upon payment of $20,000. The other settlements impose civil penalties of $24,000 on Gene Kim and $5,400 on Thy Xuan Ho, both of which are suspended because of their inability to pay.
In each case, if it is later determined that the financial information the defendants provided the FTC was false, the full amount of their civil penalties will become due. The settlements also contain various record keeping provisions to assist the FTC in monitoring the defendants' compliance.
The FTC's guidance to sellers on their obligations under the Contact Lens Rule includes "The Contact Lens Rule: A Guide for Prescribers and Sellers," and "Complying with the Contact Lens Rule." Consumers can learn more about cosmetic contact lenses in "Avoiding an Eyesore: What to Know Before You Buy Cosmetic Contacts," and about their rights under federal law in "The Eyes Have It – Get Your Prescription."
The Commission votes to approve the proposed consent decrees were 5-0. The U.S. Department of Justice filed the proposed consent decrees on behalf of the Commission November 22, 2011 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida (Royal Tronics, Inc., and Jamil Hindi doing business as MyCandyEyes), the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York (Gene Kim, doing business as BuyExclusive), and the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota (Thy Xuan Ho doing business as MyCuteLens). The proposed consent decrees are subject to court approval.
NOTE: The Commission refers complaints to the DOJ for filing when it has "reason to believe" that the law has been or is being violated, and it appears to the Commission that a proceeding is in the public interest. The complaints are not a finding or ruling that the defendants have actually violated the law. Consent decrees are for settlement purposes only and do not constitute an admission by the defendants of a law violation. Consent decrees are subject to court approval and have the force of law when signed by the judge.
The Federal Trade Commission works for consumers to prevent fraudulent, deceptive, and unfair business practices and to provide information to help spot, stop, and avoid them. To file a complaint in English or Spanish, visit the FTC's online Complaint Assistant or call 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357). The FTC enters complaints into Consumer Sentinel, a secure, online database available to more than 2,000 civil and criminal law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and abroad. The FTC's website provides free information on a variety of consumer topics . Like the FTC on Facebook and follow us on Twitter .
(FTC File No. 112-3044; Royal Tronics)
(FTC File No. 112-3043; Gene Kim)
(FTC File No. 112-3042; Thy Xuan Ho)
SOURCE Federal Trade Commission
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Web Site: http://www.ftc.gov
Sunday, November 27, 2011
The commercial hub of the South Eastern region Aba is now going to be noted on the world map of international film festival as Nollywood's biggest and oldest film festival; Leap International Film Festival (LIFF), (formerly Lagos International Film Festival) opens on December 7, 2011.
Mr. Chikwendu who is the Founder and Festival Director of Leap International Film Festival (LIFF), while addressing stakeholders said LIFF will address various problems plaguing Nollywood in content and context.
LIFF is presented by Thud Worldwide Consultants Ltd in partnership with MCL TV (Aba) with support from National Film and Video Censors Board, Nigerian Film Corporation, National Lottery Regulatory Commission,Trend TV, Galaxy TV, Pan African Federation of Filmmakers (FEPACI). It will hold from December 7-10 2011 @ Cinema Hall, Binez Hotels in Aba, Abia state.
Friday, November 25, 2011
25 Nov 2011 12:09 Africa/Lagos
Roberta Flack's New Single "We Can Work It Out" Is Amazon's "Song of the Day" for November 27
SINGLE TAKEN FROM FORTHCOMING NEW ALBUM "LET IT BE ROBERTA - ROBERTA FLACK SINGS THE BEATLES "- AN ALBUM OF FAB FOUR CLASSICS SET FOR RELEASE FEBRUARY 7
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 25, 2011
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Roberta Flack the four-time Grammy Award-winning artist is back with a new song and forthcoming album, "LET IT BE ROBERTA - ROBERTA FLACK SINGS THE BEATLES"—a collection of Beatles song interpretations. The first single "We Can Work It Out" has been chosen as Amazon's "Song of the Day" for November 27th. The single will be highlighted as one of the best current singles on Amazon's MP3 Pages and will be specially priced at 89 cents until December 4th.
Roberta Flack has long been known as an unparalleled musician who effortlessly inhabits the worlds of pop, soul, R&B, jazz and folk. From her very first recording , "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" which hit #1 in the U.S across all charts, Flack has created strong emotional bonds with her listeners through her poignant musicality and unerring stylizations while also shining an uncompromising light onto the culture and politics of the times. Flack is putting the finishing touches on her new album—her first in over 8 years. Newly signed to a partnership of 429 Records, Sony ATV Music Publishing and Flack's RAS Records, the album which was produced by Sherrod Barnes, who has also produced Beyonce' and Angie Stone, with contributing producers Jerry Barnes and Barry Miles, is slated for release on February 7th worldwide (Sony Music will release the album in Japan). Links to Amazon purchase page below.
Since bursting onto the scene in 1969 with the blockbuster album "First Take" (produced by the legendary Joel Dorn), she's followed her fiercely uncompromising lyrical and musical muses earning her a place alongside pioneering artists such as Aretha Franklin, Elton John, and Nina Simone. A multiple Grammy winner, she is the only artist along with U2 to win "Record of the Year" in consecutive years (for "The First Time, Ever I Saw Your Face" and "Killing Me Softly"). Although she's taken some time between recordings, she's never stopped performing having constantly toured worldwide. Flack, a national treasure gives her time freely to a host of charitable and humanitarian causes--among them, the ASPCA (spokesperson of the year for 2011) and the Roberta Flack School of Music in Bronx, NY (which she founded in 2006).
Says Roberta: "My passion for this project comes from the magical genius of the greatest songwriters of all time. Love, inspiration, friendship and my own life's lessons come together when I sing the songs they created. I am honored to be a part of the fabulous legacy of the Beatles."
For more information visit:
To Purchase the single, 'We Can Work It Out"
To Pre-order the Full Album, Let It Be Roberta
About 429 Records
429 Records is a unit of The Savoy Label Group (SLG). SLG is the North American based division of Nippon Columbia the oldest music company in Japan. The Savoy Label Group has evolved into a Grammy Award winning and chart topping independent music company consistently outperforming competitors in key music categories as monitored by Billboard Magazine. The Savoy Label Group is led by Steve Vining and is based in Los Angeles, CA.
About Sony/ATV Music Publishing
Sony/ATV Music Publishing was established in 1995 as a joint venture between Sony and trusts formed by Michael Jackson. Sony/ATV Music Publishing owns or administers over 750,000 copyrights by such artists as The Beatles, Beck, Brooks & Dunn, Leonard Cohen, Neil Diamond, Bob Dylan, Fall Out Boy, Lady Gaga, John Mayer, Joni Mitchell, Graham Nash, Willie Nelson, Roy Orbison, Linda Perry, Richie Sambora, Kraftwerk, Shakira, Taylor Swift, Akon, Wyclef Jean, Hank Williams, KT Tunstall, and Diane Warren, among others. Sony/ATV recently acquired both the Leiber Stoller and Famous catalogues.
SOURCE 429 Records
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Web Site: http://www.429records.com
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headline: TIMES SQUARE ADVERTISING COALITION MACY'S THANKSGIVING PARADE
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The born-again Christian couple Franca (Alex Lopez) and Dale (Marc Baylis) in bed in a scene from Changing Faces.
Changing Faces: Will a Born-Again Christian Commit Adultery?
That is the question no married Christian can deny, because no one can deny the temptations to have sex outside the matrimonial home. Extramarital affairs are the realities married couples cannot ignore, whether they are born again Christians or not. And the answer is in Faruk Lasaki’s romantic drama Changing Faces opening at the Silverbird Cinemas, Genesis Deluxe Cinemas and other cinemas in Nigeria, Ghana and other countries from December 16, 2011.
This born-again Christian husband did not only commit adultery with another woman outside his matrimonial home, but he returned to also have sex with their house girl whilst his wife was sleeping until she woke up in the middle of the night to catch him rocking their house girl like a dog!
Changing Faces has been highly commended as one of the new movies raising the standards in Nollywood and the movie has opened doors for Nollywood at the Cannes Film Festival in France, Cairo International Film Festival in Egypt, African Diaspora Film Festival in New York, USA, Écrans Noirs Film Festival in Yaoundé, Cameroun, Zuma Film Festival in Abuja and Eko International Film Festival in Lagos, Nigeria.
The born-again Christian husband Dale (Marc Baylis) with the adultress Lola (Rachael Young) in a scene from Changing Faces.
Faruk Lasaki is one of the best graduates of the New York Film Academy (NYFA), which also brought out the best in Chineze Anyaene whose IJÉ the Journey broke the local box office record in Nigeria; including Kunle Afolayan who has won multiple awards for his Araromire: Figurine, with five awards at the African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) for the Best Picture, Best Actor and others and Stephanie Okereke whose movie Through the Glass lifted her higher in Nollywood as an actress and emerging filmmaker.
Changing Faces has an international cast of gifted Nigerian and British actors and actresses like Marc Baylis rated as the hottest actor in a Nigerian movie by the authoritative Nigeria Films.Com.
“Marc’s thrilling role as the young white Architecture whiz kid Dale married to a Nigerian woman showed him as a better actor than Van Vicker and Majid Michel and stood him in class of his own as a world class romantic actor,” Nigeria Films reported.
“He is charming, can wait to see the movie. A powerful story line,” said one of those who read the exclusive report.
Marc is Dale the born again “Oyinbo” husband of Franca, a black Nigerian woman acted by the pretty and sexy Nigerian-Brazilian actress and Nollywood diva Alex Lopez seemed to be very faithful until he met Lola another sexy black woman at an Architectural conference in a beautiful hill top hotel. Where the seductress tempted and lured the married man into her bed on the last night of the conference and his life was never the same again. Black and beautiful British actress Rachael Young was the temptress Lola in Changing Faces. Other popular Nollywood stars in the movie are Keppy Ekpenyong who was the boss of Dale, Ayo Mogaji-Dabo and Femi Brainard.
~ By Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima,
Wednesday, November 23, 2011.
The top three must watch Nollywood movies before the end of this year are the following.
1. Two Brides and A Baby by Teco Benson
2. Changing Faces by Faruk Lasaki.
3. Imala by Andy Amenechi.
Two Brides and A Baby is one of best new movies out of Nollywood and done professionally.
The thrilling story focuses on keche and Bankole, on what they thought was a perfect union. They planned for a beautiful wedding ceremony and hoped for a blissful life thereafter. , until the unexpected happens. Now they must together fight for what they believe in or forever lose their hope of a happy life together.
Changing Faces is the first Nigerian movie dubbed in French to be shown in France and at the Cannes Film Festival, Cairo International Film Festival, Africa Diaspora Film Festival in New York, Ecrans Noirs Film Festival in Cameroon, Zuma Film Festival in Abuja and at the Eko International Film Festival in Lagos.
Nollywood diva Alex Lopez as Franca and Marc Baylis as Dale in "Changing Faces".
The romantic thriller features popular Nigerian and British stars like Alex Lopez, Keppy Ekpenyong, Marc Baylis rated as the hottest foreign actor in a Nigerian movie and Rachael Young the black and sexy actress.
Imagine how you would feel if you caught your darling born-again Christian husband having raunchy sex with your housemaid.
Marc Baylis and Rachael Young in "Changing Faces".
You can see how the whole romantic drama played out when Changing Faces opens at the Silverbrd Cinemas and other cinemas on December 16, 2011.
Imala has been rated as one of the best movies to come out of Nigeria after premiering in London and Dublin.
The movie centres on the story of Segilola a teenager who fell in love with Bankole, a 27-year old undergraduate. Segilola's naivety and lack of sex education put her in a life and career threatening situation. She was rejected and had to chart a new course for herself completely impervious of life's challenges. The movie tackles the issues of unplanned pregnancy, unsafe abortion, and HIV/AIDS. While addressing these serious topics, the movie uses comic relief, popular music, and a strong story line to draw teens' interest.
Filmed in Yoruba and subtitled in flawless English, IMALA would be dubbed into Hausa, Igbo, and French.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
What is in your girlfriend's wardrobe is enough to tell you her personality.
I love glamorous ladies. Fashionable and trendy. But majority of Nigerian girls and ladies in Nigeria are just too drab to excite me.
I just dey manage them. Except for Meg who has the style and the swagger for high street glamour!
I want to see her in high heels and boots.
I want to see her in a hot red mini skirt or short hot pants.
I want to see her in the little black dress or red dress.
I want to see her in long evening gown when the occasion demands it.
I want to see her in a skirt suit or pant suit for work.
I want to see her in Victoria's Secret.
I want to see her in sun glasses on a sunny day on the Marina or beach in Lagos or Bonny Island.
I want to see her dressed in colourful Gipsy dress with bangles, bracelets, etc and in sandals or even boots.
The following is legendary actress Joan Collin's Glamorous wardrobe.
* Invest in an all-in-one Spanx-type undergarment. This deceptively simple structure is a masterpiece, wrapping around the diaphragm and waist, holding in all those wobbly bits yet showing off your sexy curves.
* What to avoid: full skirts are seriously unflattering, and the only exception I make is the gypsy skirt. As for blousy tops cinched in with a belt, that's a look doomed to failure.
* Micro-mini skirts are out, as are skirts or trousers that end below the belly button. There is nothing more unsightly than a great wobbly wedge of belly fat falling over your belt line for all the world to mock - it's bad enough on a teenager, but downright frightful on anyone over 40.
* As for tattoos or piercings anywhere (except for the earlobes), leave them for the bikers, as there is nothing more unglamorous.
But if your girlfriend cannot be glamorous, she can followa simple guide to a modern lady's wardrobe
Purchase two to three blouses. Select blouses in neutral colors to match other items in the wardrobe. Choose blouse sizes slightly larger than the perfect fit, to allow room for future size changes.
Purchase one or two knee-length skirts in navy or black. These match blouses and remain fashionable when skirt lengths change.
Buy one printed jacket to go with solid skirts and shirts. The jacket dresses up the outfit for formal business events and evening events.
Add a pair of formal slacks in a neutral color to wear with the blouses and printed jacket for conventions, business meetings and evening events.
Select a black dress for evening wear, formals and other occasions. All ladies' wardrobes need at least one black dress.
Buy two pairs of shoes for each season. Use lighter colors for warm seasons and darker colors for colder seasons.
Select and purchase three to five accessory sets in bright colors and patterns. Accessories dress up and change the basic outfits.
Read more: How to Plan a Lady's Wardrobe | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_5273099_plan-ladys-wardrobe.html#ixzz0jkw1DjV1
Beachmint Cyber Mint Monday Beachmint To Launch Live 'Cyber Mint Monday' Social Commerce Experience On Facebook With R To Z Media, And Mary-Kate Olsen And Ashley Olsen. (Prnewsfoto/Beachmint) Santa Monica, Ca United States.
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Next generation social commerce company, BeachMint, announced today it has partnered with Facebook, Randi Zuckerberg's R to Z Media and LiveStream, to broadcast a live video shopping experience on Cyber Monday. Each segment will air on Facebook, featuring BeachMint partners and designers, Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen for StyleMint. This event, scheduled to stream at 10am PT and hosted by Hillary Kerr and Katherine Power of WhoWhatWear, is the first of its kind, leveraging the Facebook platform to create a next-generation, interactive home shopping experience. Shoppers will watch the live program broadcast from BeachMint's offices in Santa Monica, during which exclusive remote segments with Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen, Kate Bosworth, and Rachel Bilson, will air on www.facebook.com/stylemint. A video application will enable real-time shopping and exclusive Cyber Monday deals to stream concurrently.
BeachMint CEO Josh Berman said, "Working with Facebook, LiveStream, and R to Z allows Beachmint, to leverage some of today's most engaging technologies to bring commerce to Facebook and interact with our members in a way that's never been done before."
StyleMint Designer, Mary-Kate Olsen, stated, "We launched StyleMint as an online brand to take advantage of the incredible trend in social commerce – this event is a perfect example of why we were excited to work with an innovative company like BeachMint."
Tapped by Anna Wintour to grace the cover of Vogue's 2011 Best Dressed Special Edition with Mary-Kate, StyleMint's Designer, Ashley Olsen, commented, "We are always looking for ways to evolve StyleMint creatively so with a groundbreaking event like this Cyber Monday event, we're transforming the online shopping experience with the power of Facebook, which is really exciting."
This 'CyberMint Monday' live event is not only reflective of BeachMint's mission to evolve the customer experience online, but also represents the perfect intersection between traditional media and social technology, the vision of Randi Zuckerberg's soon-to-launch company.
"The best shopping experiences are social ones," said Randi Zuckerberg, founder of R to Z Media. "Beachmint and its partners are transforming a time where people typically shop alone into a live online event where they'll be shopping alongside their favorite designers."
President Diego Berdakin adds, "BeachMint will continue to work closely with innovative companies like R to Z Media, Facebook and LiveStream to offer its members and social media fans new and exciting ways to engage and interact with our designer partners and shop our brands."
Kate Bosworth's brand, JewelMint (jewelmint.com) and Rachel Bilson's ShoeMint (shoemint.com - launching November 24th), will also stream their programs live on their Facebook pages (facebook.com/jewelmint and facebook.com/shoemint). StyleMint's segment will be hosted by celebrity blogger, Jared Eng of JustJared and ShoeMint's segment featuring Rachel Bilson will be hosted by Allison McNamara of the widely followed PopSugar. Throughout the broadcast, surprise guests will be interviewed in studio to talk about the Mint brands and some of their favorite designs.
For more information, visit StyleMint.tv to take part in this special event. Live stream set forMonday, November 28th from 1:00pm EST/10:00am PST – 3:00pm EST/12:00pm PST
BeachMint is a venture backed e-commerce company for designer-curated direct to consumer sites, founded by serial tech entrepreneurs, Josh Berman (Co-Founder MySpace) and Diego Berdakin. BeachMint launched their first brand, JewelMint.com, with Kate Bosworth in October, 2010, StyleMint.com with Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen in July, 2011, BeautyMint.com with Jessica Simpson and celebrity skincare expert, Nerida Joy, in October, 2011, and is set to launch ShoeMint November 24, 2011.
About R to Z Media
R to Z Media is a new social venture being developed by Randi Zuckerberg, the former head of marketing at Facebook. Set to launch in 2012, the company plans to engage in intersecting the world of traditional media with social technology. To sign up for updates about its plans, visit www.rtozmedia.com
StyleMint is an exclusive T shirt and apparel line designed by Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen in partnership with BeachMint. StyleMint offers quality on-trend designs, perfect fit and effortless style. Members receive personalized selections from each collection matched to their Style Profile along with videos and style tips, showing customers the versatility of each design.
JewelMint is an exclusive jewelry line designed by fashion icon, Kate Bosworth, and celebrity stylist, Cher Coulter, in partnership with BeachMint. JewelMint's monthly collections offer unique jewelry designs personalized to match each Member's style. Each member receives style tips, trend reports and videos to show how to wear and pair pieces.
ShoeMint is an exclusive shoe collection designed by style icon, Rachel Bilson, and celebrity stylist, Nicole Chavez, in partnership with America's iconic shoe maker, Steve Madden, and BeachMint. ShoeMint's monthly collections offer a range of classic to fashion forward styles matched to your personal style.
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Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Have you ever spent an hour or more to reflect on your life and evaluate your worth to humanity?
All human passions are driven by either lust or love for either a selfish or mutual benefit or profit.
I spend ninety percent of my time on my lifework to help as many humans as possible, to find answers to their questions on the worth of their existence on earth.
Their relationships amuse me with all their egos, guts and wits of their rat race.
Their insecurities have no end.
Fear often powers their lust and love.
Fear of loneliness, defenselessness, helplessness and unhappiness.
I often empathize with them, but sometimes their insecurities annoy me.
Majority of them are quarrelsome and that is why their crimes and evils plague them from the womb to the tomb.
They prefer competing against themselves and making enemies all the way until their last breath on earth.
The men want to play gods to the women and the women seem to have accepted this as their fate and would rather let the men use them for pleasure until the men are tired of them.
Women are creatures of pleasure, but they are insatiable creatures whose pleasures have no end,
She was married and a regular churchgoer, but she wanted to play “wife” to me in the absence of her husband. But I fled away from her emotional insecurity lest she would use me to cheat on her husband.
Then the other married one whose husband is in the US met me on our street and said she would like to come and play with me at home. Wow! I quickly told her that I had somewhere to go and would be away all day.
The single ones rush into marriage and sooner or later are bored of the daily routines of their married life and they often feel imprisoned and trapped like people in bondage that even a popular Nigerian woman, Joy Isi Bewaji found out that “98 percent of women in Nigeria are unhappy “, but they would prefer to pretend that all is well.
These pathetic creatures swayed by lust and love.
What would you prefer to do in your lust and love?
Waste your seeds on the pleasures of lust or invest your time on the treasures of love?
There is a pleasure island and there is a treasure island, but the difference is; the former will not last longer than your ejaculation or orgasm, but the later will last even more than a lifetime.
Don't waste your time.
Invest your time wisely in every relationship.
~ By Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima, author of In the House of Dogs: My Nigerian Diary.
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Monday, November 21, 2011
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21 Nov 2011 06:29 Africa/Lagos
Winners Announced for "The 2011 American Music Awards®"
PERFORMANCES BY NICKI MINAJ, LMFAO, JUSTIN BIEBER, JENNIFER LOPEZ, PITBULL, KATY PERRY
Artist of the Year: Taylor Swift
Sprint New Artist of the Year: Hot Chelle Rae
Nicki Minaj, Adele, Bruno Mars and More
Katy Perry Receives Award of Achievement for Being the First Woman in History of Pop Music to Have Five No. 1 Singles from One Album
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 21, 2011
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Winners of the 39th Annual American Music Awards (AMAs) were announced this evening from the NOKIA Theatre, L.A LIVE. The show aired live on ABC at 8:00pm ET/ 7:00pm CT. Produced by dick clark productions (dcp), the 2011 AMAs were produced by Larry Klein and executive produced by Orly Adelson, president of dcp.
AMA highlights included live performances by Jennifer Lopez, Justin Bieber, Chris Brown, Kelly Clarkson, Drake, an AMA record six collaborations including Nicki Minaj with David Guetta opening the show, Pitbull with Marc Anthony and Lil Jon, Gym Class Heroes with Adam Levine, will.i.am with Jennifer Lopez, Enrique Iglesias with Ludacris, and Maroon 5 with Christina Aguilera. LMFAO closed the night out with a party filled with surprises.
Winners of the 39th American Music Awards included Taylor Swift winning (Artist of the Year, Favorite Female Artist / Country Music and Favorite Album / Country), Nicki Minaj taking home her very first American Music Awards (Favorite Artist, Rap/Hip-Hop and Favorite Album, Rap/Hip-Hop), Adele winning (Favorite Female Artist / Pop/Rock, Favorite Album / Pop/Rock and Favorite Artist / Adult Contemporary), Maroon 5 presented with (Favorite Band Duo or Group / Pop/Rock), Jennifer Lopez honored with (Favorite Artist / Latin Music), Hot Chelle Rae winning (Sprint New Artist of the Year award) and more. A complete list of winners is attached.
Katy Perry received a special AMA Award of Achievement for being the first woman in the history of pop music to have five No. 1 singles from one album.
Artists were honored in the categories of Pop/Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop, Soul/R&B, Alternative, Adult Contemporary, Latin, and Contemporary Inspirational.
This year, ABC aired a live pre-show "Countdown to The American Music Awards" hosted by Chris Harrison and Vanessa Lachey and live reporting by Ryan Devlin. In addition, fans were treated to the online pre-show "Coca-Cola Red Carpet LIVE! @ the 2011 AMAs" hosted by Lance Bass, Michael Buckley, Estelle, Sarah Hyland, Mario, Audrina Patridge and Josh Sussman that streamed live online worldwide at ABC.com, Livestream.com/AMAs and other partner sites.
About the Voting --
American Music Awards® nominees are selected from both BigChampagne's Ultimate Chart and Mediabase. The Ultimate Chart is a ranked list of the most popular artists and songs based on a weighted combination of music sales, radio and TV broadcast, internet streaming and video viewing, and incorporating additional online metrics, including activity on social networks. Mediabase monitors more than 1,800 radio stations in 180 U.S. and Canadian markets, 24 hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week and provides vital airplay and programming information to more than 1,700 affiliate radio stations and every major broadcast group. Winners are chosen by public vote online.
About dick clark productions, inc. --
Founded in 1957, dick clark productions, inc. (dcp) is a leading independent producer of television programming. dcp produces perennial hits such as the "American Music Awards," "Golden Globe Awards," "Academy of Country Music Awards," and "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest." dcp also produces popular weekly television programming, including "So You Think You Can Dance," and owns and maintains one of the world's most unique and extensive entertainment libraries, which includes more than 30 years of "American Bandstand" footage. For additional information about dcp, please visit www.dickclarkproductions.com
About the American Music Awards --
In 1973 Dick Clark created the American Music Awards to pay tribute to popular musicians from various genres of music and to put audiences in touch with the latest phenomena in American music. Since its founding, the AMAs have honored and showcased the talents of some of the biggest names in the music industry. For press credential requests, please go to http://ama.dickclark.com.
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2011 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS
NOVEMBER 20TH, 2011
POP or ROCK MUSIC
Favorite Male Artist
Favorite Female Artist
Favorite Band, Duo or Group
Favorite Male Artist
Favorite Female Artist
Favorite Band, Duo or Group
Taylor Swift/Speak Now
Nicki Minaj/Pink Friday
SOUL/RHYTHM & BLUES MUSIC
Favorite Male Artist
Favorite Female Artist
ALTERNATIVE ROCK MUSIC
ADULT CONTEMPORARY MUSIC
ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Sprint New Artist Of The Year
Hot Chelle Rae
SOURCE dick clark productions
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Dame Taiwo Ajai-Lycett
Taiwo Ajai-Lycett and other Celebrities Grace Closing Day of LABAF
Renowned Nigerian actress and muse of the Arts, Dame Taiwo Ajai-Lycett and other celebrities added glamour to the fanfare of the closing day of the 13th Lagos Book and Art Festival (LABAF) Sunday evening at the Freedom Park in Lagos, Nigeria. Her 70th birthday was given a special party as one of the connoisseurs and dignitaries who were celebrated in a special combined LABAF Birthday Party for icons of Nigerian Art, music and literature including the grand old man of Nigerian music Fatai Rolling Dollar at 85, famous novelist and civil servant Chukwuemeka Ike at 80, the encyclopedia of Nigerian music Benson Idonije at 75; Prof. Ebun Clark at 70; the iconoclastic musician and showman Charles Oputa, aka Charly Boy at 60; popular actor Richard Mofe-Damijo at 50; first daughter of the late Afrobeat King, Yeni Kuti at 50; actress Joke Silva at 50; entertainment writer and publisher Femi Akintunde-Johnson (FAJ) at 50; Lindsay Barret at 70; Duke Asidere at 50; Gabriel Olatunde Babawale at 50; Sunmi Smart-Cole at 70; Sola Olorunyomi at 50 and Remi Raji at 50.
Tunde Kuboye of the famous Jazz 38 fame, popular writers Toni Kan and Chike Ofili and other notable members of the Art and Culture community joined the celebrants, participants, guests and visitors at the closing events. Many people from within and outside the country sat together in the open air under the stars for the Nigerian premiere of Gudrun F. Widlok’s ADOPTED, the German/Ghanaian documentary in the small amphitheatre of the Freedom Park. It was the monthly screening of the iREP International Documentary Film Festival Forum in association with the Goethe Institut.
The audience at the outdoor screening of ADOPTED at the Freedom Park on the closing day of the 13th Lagos Book and Art Festival on Sunday November 20, 2011.
With its roots in an art project, the organization ADOPTED finds African Godparents for Adult Europeans. Ludger has recently become aware of ADOPTED. Frustrated by his emotionally cold environment and isolated from friends and family, he signs up and is immediately chosen. Thelma, on the other hand, waits with impatience for the moment of her departure. A family in Accra (Ghana) has already agreed to be her Godparents and she’s ready to go. Gisela’s decision to leave followed the death of her husband, who left her alone and without prospects. The film highlights the protagonists’ situation observing them as they travel to West Africa where they approach their new Godparents – misunderstandings are, of course, unavoidable.
A scene from ADOPTED.
The annual Lagos Book and Art Festival (LABAF)is a prime cultural revival project of the Committee for Relevant Art (CORA) in Nigeria.
~ By Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima
Sunday, November 20, 2011
After "Live with Regis and Kelly," Regis Philbin will be appearing as a guest speaker aboard ultra-luxe Crystal Cruises' March 13, 2012 Hong Kong to Osaka sailing. (PRNewsFoto/Crystal Cruises)
18 Nov 2011 21:46 Africa/Lagos
Where in the World is Regis Going?
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 18, 2011
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With today marking Regis Philbin's last day on television's popular daytime talk show, Live with Regis and Kelly, rumors are rampant about what he'll be doing next. Here's one truth: come March 13, he'll be heading east—the Far East that is, as a guest speaker aboard Crystal Cruises' Hong Kong to Osaka voyage of its World Cruise.
Multiple Emmy Award-winner and the Guinness World Record holder for "most hours on camera," Philbin is renowned in the U.S. for more than 50 years hosting TV talk shows, game shows, and a plethora of other entertainment programming. As part of Crystal's award-winning enrichment program, guests will have a rare opportunity to see, and interact with, the ever-affable "Reeg," speaking about his life and legendary career. Guests can experience his trademark wit "live" without the cameras, and even have their own fun chat session with him via an audience Q&A. His wife, Joy, will accompany him on the sailing.
Philbin has had a long-time rapport with Crystal, having sailed as a celebrity guest speaker more than 10 years ago, and, in more recent years, presenting Crystal President Gregg Michel with Condé Nast Traveler's "Best Large-Ship" Readers' Choice Award.
"Given all the opportunities open to him, we're thrilled Mr. Philbin wanted to come back aboard for another star-treatment 'Crystal Experience'," says Crystal's Vice President of Entertainment Bret Bullock.
The "Kingdoms of Silk & Jade" Crystal Serenity sailing overnights in Hong Kong before visiting Xiamen, Shanghai (overnight), and Dalian, then heads inland to Beijing for a complimentary three-day inland adventure, followed by calls in Seoul/Incheon (overnight), Nagasaki, and Osaka (overnight).
Crystal Cruises' award-winning entertainment offerings include a range of venues and performances, from cabaret nightclub to piano bar saloon; acclaimed productions to headline entertainers; and sophisticated enrichment activities to in-room Blu-ray-viewing, for all world travelers. The renowned Crystal Experience has been rated "World's Best" more than any other cruise line, hotel, or resort in history.
For more information and Crystal reservations, contact a travel agent, call 888-799-4625, or visit www.crystalcruises.com.
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VISIT: Crystal's Media Center
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