2014 Moschino Collection receives great feedback from fashion critics and fans

Designer Jeremy Scott made his runway debut at the 2014 Fall/Winter Fashion Show in Milan, Italy in February 20. In order to pay homage to Franco Moschino in the fashion house that he built, the designer from Missouri went all- out.

There were references to food companies like McDonald’s and Budweiser, food couture (yes, there were candy-bar-wrapper, gummy-bear and popcorn-bag dresses) and there were also references to Rue Cambon (and Chanel), that could be easily pin-pointed as models strutted down the runway in quilted leather jackets and embellished in gold chains.

Massimo Ferretti, chairman of Moschino’s parent company, Aeffe SpA, has said the designer change was necessary.

“Every now and again, fashion needs to be renovated and shaken,” said Ferretti. “Just as Franco did in the eighties.”

What many fashion bloggers anticipated to be a very controversial assortment turned out to be an overall accepted and even liked collection. In fact, the lateness of celebrity Katy Perry, who held up the show for an hour, made the crowd more unpleased than the quirkiness of the collection did. (It went from boos to cheers in a short period of time.)

Refinery29, Vogue, Style.com, and Glam had no complaints. Woman’s Wear Daily only had one complaint – and that was only because of Scott waiting on Perry and leaving fashion mavens waiting for the show to begin.

“Today’s Moschino presentation was a crowd-pleaser. Katy Perry and her friends in the front row were eating it up,” Tim Banks of Style.com said. “Scott’s embrace of consumer culture in the name of Moschino was bright, brash, and ingenious.”

“The crowd certainly lapped it up,” Women’s Wear Daily acknowledged that happy crowd. “From the SpongeBob SquarePants sweaters and leather goods to Scott’s take on slogan chic: a sleek mink coat with ‘Fur Real’ in intarsia and a white leather suit with black splotches reading ‘Cash Cow.’”

Commenters on WWD article also seemed to think that the collection was successful.

“Kudos to Mr. Scott,” commented WWD site visitor Bacchus. “Never did like his work but this seems a fine fit and with the house’s execution, may just be a match made in heaven…”

Facebook users all around loved Scott’s bravery and wit.

“Some much needed wit and humor injected back into fashion again! ….Everything lately has gotten so pretentious and is just a pose that’s trying too hard to be ‘cool’,” Facebook user Eddi Frantz commented. “It was all crumbling under the weight of its own seriousness. Fashion needs to smile a bit more. It’s been a long time.”

Some users didn’t have lengthy, in-depth things to say about it, but still showed their adoration for his work.

“Impossible not to love!” Facebook user Marina Colerato said.

“Nowhere could the appearance of a McDonald’s reference seem so out of context and therefore appear so strong, than in a country that fetishizes its local cuisine, and where fast food has still largely to infiltrate,” Kerry Olson at Vogue wrote. Despite the wackiness of the collection, she praised Scott’s decision to dedicate pieces to conformity. “Smartly, though there was a dedication to some form of conformity too, seen in the label’s ladylike silhouettes; mainly pencil skirts, fitted jackets, and evening coats.”

The biggest downfall of the Moschino show was not the collection itself, but the appearance of Katy Perry (and the fact that she was an hour late). Otherwise, Scott’s collection received good feedback from fashion critics and fans.

“Amazing work! A pure presentation/mirror of our ironic time. Which is what fashion is all about. I was left really high by how intricate and intelligent the collection is. The mixing of the different codes is sooo crazy!!” Facebook user Maria Jaber praised. “You brought many of us faith that you could still play and absorb like a child, and then execute like a master. Chapeau bas! And thank you, a real big thank you Jeremy Scott.”

An Review of the Traditional Nyonya Food

Many western people reckon that all Asian cuisine are spicy and exotic. Whilst it might be true, there are still some milder dishes that can be appreciated by all.

If you are among the many lot that think in this manner, I have a very good news for you.Kapitan chicken is a dish that is comes from Malaysia, due to the cross cultural impact of culinary skills of the Malay towards the local Chinese group. This is one of the most legendary dishes served in most Nyonya restaurants.

If a person read the history of Malaysia, you will discover that this country had been colonized by the British, Portuguese and the Dutch since 15th centuries. Throughout the colonial time of Portuguese, the leader of the Chinese clan was recognized for the involvement to the society and was conferred the title called Kapitan. The intermarriage between the Chinese and Portuguese especially at the area of Melaka has produced the followings new generation called Peranakan. If has become the mainstream Peranakan cuisine loved by all walks of life in Malaysia.Peranakans meals are also known as Nyonya food as Nyonya means granny or Madam of the strait borned Chinese descendents

Upon going back to his own kitchen, he realized that it was too hot for the British captain and the workers.He improvised the recipe by drastically reduced the quantity of chili and included a number of Chinese ingredients.After he has perfected the dish, he wanted to showcase his new invention to his captain during one of the banquet. To his surprise, the captain enjoyed it very much and the got raved review from all of his visitors.The captain question what’s the name of the dish.The chef planned to satisfy the captain so he quickly said that it was captain’s chicken. Consequently, the name captain’s chicken or Kapitan chicken in the native words has since been used to terms this authentic local food.

Kapitan chicken can be considered as one of the many types of curries in Asia. The basic ingredients of curry are spices that usually includes chillies. However, the spies found in curries from various countries can be quite different. As an example, Indian curries are mostly include a mixture of spices such as cumin, fenugreek and cinnamon.In Japan, the curry is a lot sweeter consistent with many other Japanese meals. For Thai curry, green chilli is one of the major ingredients to prepare the renowned Thai green curry. Lastly, you can find yogurt and milk in some of the curry recipes from India.

Oscar red carpet clutches to swoon over

Can’t wait to tune in and watch all that red carpet glamour about to take over Hollywood this Sunday night?

If it’s not the designer dresses or bedazzled jewels the A-list ladies are modeling for the cameras, it’s their elegant clutches. Those mini must-have purses filled with personal items like gum, lipstick and who knows what else are just as thoughtfully chosen by the star’s stylists as the rest of their ensemble.

One new accessories brand just getting into the mix is Swoon Luxe, a Los Angeles-based luxury collection of handbags, clutches, wallets, backpacks and leather cuffs made from the finest exotic skins including crocodile, snakeskins, lizard and ostrich.

What makes this collection so unique is its “Confessions of a Shopaholic” similarity; the line was created and designed by financial analyst, Helena Reich.

As a young girl, Helena’s parents surrounded her with music and art. When she wasn’t practicing the piano and cello, she would escape into a fantasy world of fashion as she spent hours in her room sketching paper dolls and purses.

In college, Helena studied finance and pursued a career in financial valuation where she consulted with major corporations in mergers & acquisitions and other valuation driven transactions. However, her true love for fashion was always there waiting in the wings. She finally hooked up with executive design consultant Heehyun Park and created Swoon Luxe.

All of Swoon Luxe’s handbags and accessories are hand-crafted by artisans who have dedicated their entire life to the craft. Finding the most skillful artisans in every corner of the world is a painstakingly difficult process. The crocodile bags are made by artisans who only specialize in working with crocodile skins. The ostrich and python skin pieces are hand crafted by craftsmen who specialize in those skins.

In the world of “the wild”, the quality of skins is the foremost concern. The qualities and material costs between a Nile Crocodile (Crocodylus Niloticus) and a Caiman (Crocodilus Fuscus) differ significantly. Nile Crocodiles, along with Australian Saltwater Crocodiles (Porosus Crocodile), are considered the most luxurious and prestigious crocodile skins in the world. Swoon Luxe only purchases the highest rated Nile Crocodile skins that are farm-raised in our pursuit of conserving “the wild”. Their skins are supplied by prestigious leather tanneries located in Singapore, South Africa and Italy.

In fact, the crocodile skins used by Swoon Luxe are imported from a leather & tannery that also provides the skins to the most prestigious and exclusive fashion house in the world.

Oscars 2014: Best Dressed List

The 2014 Academy Awards red carpet was littered with stunning style choices. Among the sea of perfectly attired ladies, were a few best-dressed standouts. Angelina Jolie sparkled in a floor-skimming Elie Saab Haute Couture gown. The soft, feminine design was quite a departure from the dark, sultry frocks she has sported in years past. It was refreshing to see one of Hollywood’s most beautiful leading ladies don something pretty, rather than edgy for a change.

Jolie was not the only star that opted for the princess-inspired look. In fact, if there was one common theme on the carpet last night, it was light-colored gowns embellished with diamonds. White was the most popular hue, followed by soft, pastel pink, purple, and blue. The red carpet was the epitome of what the Academy Awards is best known for: Cinderella moments.

One star in particular arrived looking like Cinderella herself. Newcomer Lupita Nyong’o donned a powder blue princess gown accented with Fred Leighton jewelry and the modern day version of the tiara: The headband. Her style was on point: Nyong’o has emerged as Hollywood’s modern day Cinderella. In just one short year, the one-time unknown actress has skyrocketed into stardom and has earned a place as one of Tinseltown’s most talked about fashionistas.

It seems as if almost every best-dressed starlet that hit the carpet took a cue from Nyong’o. Kate Hudson, Cate Blanchett, Naomi Watts, Penelope Cruz, Kerry Washington, Maria Menounos, and Giuliana Rancic all rocked the fairy princess look. Stars that dared to diverge from the trend were limited – especially on our best-dressed list. Some of the hot non-pastel cloaked babes include Jennifer Lawrence, who sported a fire engine red Dior number, and Olivia Wilde, who kept it classic in black.

All in all, the Academy Awards red carpet was a wonderful wrap-up to a fashion-packed awards season. What better way to commence a season packed with so much fashion diversity, than to bring it back to where awards season style began: Dressing like a princess. Before the red carpet became a high-fashion runway that designers use to showcase the latest trends, the Oscars was known for allowing Hollywood’s leading ladies to be Cinderella for the evening. The princess-style fashion on this year’s carpet is an homage to early awards ceremonies. Style reflected the theme of the ceremony: Living a dream. Before the infamous Angelina Jolie thigh-high slit, were old Hollywood movie stars who epitomized glamour, elegance, and fantasy. It is refreshing to see awards show style finally return to where it began.

Relationships: How Can Someone Know When A Relationship Is Over?

One could be in a relationship that is going extremely well and out of nowhere, it could end up being on the rocks; leaving one in a place of uncertainty as to whether it will last or not. It could also be a relationship that is not going to well either.

However, just because something seems to be going well, based on one’s perspective, it doesn’t mean that this perspective is shared by the other person. To them, certain areas of the relationship could be creating conflict and be a sign that it is not working or they could have distanced themselves completely.

So physically they are there and yet emotionally they may have checked out. In their mind it has been over for many weeks, months and this could even be for many years, in extreme cases. And as there are two people in a relationship and not one and each of them have their own reality that includes different needs and wants, it is to be expected that there will be different outlooks.

Communication

This is why communication plays such an important role in what does or doesn’t happen in a relationship. It is often said that human beings are not mind readers and that another needs to tell them what is on their mind or what it is they need or want for instance.

And while some people are good at reading people and have a good intuition or sense, it is still important for each person to talk. If one has been with someone for a while, their ability to read them could be good, but this doesn’t mean they will always be right

Without each person talking about what is going on, information will have to be gained through other means and what is attained through these ways could end up being far from accurate.

Understanding

On one side there is the chance that one can gain an accurate understanding of what is going on for the other person and therefore how this is affecting the relationship. And yet there is also the chance that one could end up being way off and end up creating further problems.

So if there is no communication taking place in a relationship, one could start to form assumptions, talk to friends who have their own projections and create even more confusion or read magazines or books that don’t reflect what is going on.

These are just examples, but what they show is that it is very easy to form conclusions that have very little to do with the reality of a situation.

The Mind

Once the mind has started to form associations around what is going on in the relationship, it won’t matter if they are true or not. As the mind will project these associations onto the other person and can end up blocking out what goes against them.

So what this means is that one can end up seeing things that don’t really exist and believing what has no basis in reality. This is why gaining more information, no matter where or who it is from, can end up creating more problems.

Listening

While one may have friends who want to give their opinions on the matter and even tell one what they should be doing, based on what they think is happening, this can often make matters worse.

This is because they could have their own issues to do with the opposite or same sex or with the person that one is with and instead of seeing ones partner for who they are, they end up projecting their issues onto them.

Hearing from someone who is not emotionally connected and can therefore speak from a more subjective place can make a big difference though. And having someone who can just listen and allow one to get everything of their chest can also enable one to integrate everything.

Through this, clarity can appear and one can know what their next step is; without needing another person to express their own views.

Common Signs

So while other people’s views can create more confusion when it comes to whether ones relationship is over or not, there are common signs that can shed some light on what is happening. The most important thing is that one doesn’t just accept these and thinks about whether they are true or not, to avoid seeing things that don’t exist.

If communication has broken down, this could show that the other person has withdrawn and doesn’t want to continue. Just because one is with another adult, it doesn’t mean that they are emotionally an adult.

And so instead of them opening up about how they feel, they might end up retracting and using silence as a way to communicate that it’s over. If they were more comfortable with their emotions, this might not happen.

When communication does break down it is likely to cause one’s mind to fill in the gaps. So one can construct reasons as to why the other person is not getting in touch and what will soon happen.

Fantasy

And while some of these ideas could be accurate and have a lot to do with what is happening for the other person, they could also end up being completely false. If one feels as though their relationship is coming to an end and this is someone they appreciate or love, then it is only natural that they are going to experience emotional pain.

So as a way to avoid feeling this pain, the mind can come up with all kinds of scenarios. Here, one might imagine that they will get back together and everything will be fine, for example. These could cause one to feel better, but they might have nothing to do with reality.

Clarity

To be in a highly emotional state is not going to allow one to see clearly and so they may need to seek some kind of assistance in order to settle down. For if one feels settled, it is going to be easier to know what to do next.

And it can also make it easier for one to let go and to give the other person space. When strong emotions appear, one can become overly attached and this can end up pushing the other person away. As through one behaving in this way, the other person ends up feeling overwhelmed and is given another reason to end the relationship.

Awareness

Ultimately, the only person who can truly know if it’s over or not is oneself. No other can know what it was like before and what it is like now. And if one puts their fantasies to one side and gives up their wishful thinking, the answers will gradually appear.

When a relationship does end, it can be incredible painful and this is why letting go is not always easy. Emotions that match the current experience can arise, as can emotions from ones childhood.

This is why the assistance of a therapist, healer or a coach can be beneficial. Asking for help does not mean that one is weak; it is a sign of strength and the healthy thing to do.

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Luxury Home Developers in the United Kingdom

Great Britain Introduction

We certainly have a developed high end real estate market in the Uk, with a growing number of foreign nationals purchasing luxurious property in the United Kingdom. The stable political system in the Uk, makes the uk favored by the prosperous from emerging marketplaces who might be able to shield their possessions in the uk. This and the general strength of the United Kingdom economic system means that there are numerous of luxurious property developments underway in the Uk.

Banner Homes

Since they established in 1975, Banner Homes have been one of the UK’s top notch constructors of high quality new build homes. Properties constructed by Banner Homes vary significantly in price with a few of the developers cheaper properties being obtainable for only 320,000. At the high end of the range there are numerous of properties which cost in excess of 2.5 million pounds. The vast majority the properties constructed by the company are situated in the South East, with the business owning a number of housing developments in the Home Counties.

Antler Homes

Antler Homes are one of the better known British high end property developers with the firm having won the 2013 What Home Award. The total report by the judges can be found here. Like Banner Homes, the developer builds upmarket developments mainly in the Home Counties. The firm has been established for over 30 years and has built some truly extraordinary high end homes.

London Newcastle

London Newcastle are a luxury home developer who specialize in developing luxury flats in London. The company has a number of ventures under development in The capital, with lots of the developments featuring impressive penthouses with vistas of London. They have a number planned developments coming to London which makes them absolutely worth checking out if you need to invest in a high end flat in London.

Millgate Homes

Millgate Homes are an additional high-end property developer who operate primarily in the South East of The united kingdom. The selection of properties available from by Millgate is very high end, with the lowest priced properties in the Millgate range starting off at 600,000. A number of the properties sold by Millgate are one offs and can cost several million. Millgate builds truly impressive luxurious homes, however these properties can be beyond reach to all but the highest end buyers.

Conclusion

The UK has a considerable number of prime property and home developers and the growth in brand new luxury property will probably continue with lots of from Russia and China thinking about buying brand new property in the country, the overseas influence is leading to much of the new property in the country to be built-in the southern region of the UK in commuting distance to The capital. It will be interesting to see the exact amount of time the boom in luxury property will continue for.

A Peek at the Positive Unfavorable Attributes of the Nikon Coolpix L24 Digital Camera

The Nikon Coolpix L24 Digital Camera is a fantastic camera for people who want an affordable camera that takes a fantastic range of features that still takes amazing photos. The camera has positive and negative points and in this article we’ll take a look at both of them.

The Nikon Coolpix L24 Digital Camera would be a good choice as Nikon is a very well known name in photography. Nikon is a company based in Japan that’s been around for almost 100 years, and they were among the first companies to produce high quality modern day cameras. Nikon, even today, are producing digital cameras and accessories with cutting edge technology. This doesn’t mean every camera put out by Nikon is outstanding, but at least you know this is a leading brand that stands behind its products. If you want full access to support and want to be able to ask Nikon questions, then you can register online with them. The Nikon Coolpix L24 Digital is compact and weighs less than 7 ounces. It is the perfect camera for a photographer who is looking for these qualities in a camera he or she can keep with them most of the time. It’s easy to understand why so many people use the camera in their cell phone to take pictures nowadays, even though the quality is not that great. The cell phones are easy to take with them and they are compact. The Nikon Coolpix L24, with its handy strap, can fill the gab between a cell phone with a camera and the bigger, more expensive, cumbersome digital cameras. If you plan to use your camera a lot and carry it with you, it’s important that you have an adequate camera case to protect this camera. The Nikon Coolpix L24 is a good digital camera that you can have with you at all times in case you see something you want to capture.

While there are many people who have a lot of experience with digital cameras, the Nikon Coolpix L24 was developed with the novice in mind. Of course, it could also be a suitable as a backup or second camera for a more experienced photographer. The point and shoot cameras that are available today are really good for those who don’t have much experience with photography because they don’t have to worry about the settings and the functions are set up automatically. For example, on the Nikon Coolpix L24, you can set it to Easy Auto Mode and all of the settings will be adjusted automatically. This is perfect for the person who just wants to take out their camera, look at the display and shoot without a bunch of fuss.

Considering the low price range in which this camera falls, the Nikon Coolpix L24 really offers you a wide range of benefits and useful features. Any camera you buy is going to have some drawbacks like the Nikon Coolpix L24 has with it’s intermittent flash in some models and the weak design of the door to the battery compartment, but you will be able to easily shoot great videos and take pictures you will be proud to display. So if you’re looking for a low priced 14MP camera that also shoots video, the Nikon Coolpix L24 is one to consider.

Alessandra Ambrosio: From Victoria’s Secret Angel to fashion designer

Model and Victoria’s Secret Angel, Alessandra Ambrosio is set to launch a new fashion line as reported via Glamour on Monday. Alé by Alessandra Ambrosio will debut on March 17.

Ambrosio partnered with Planet Blue, a Los Angeles-based boho line, and the collection is infused with Alessandra’s style. Expect beachy and bohemian type mini dresses that flow, ruffled skirts, convertible tees, and sexy jumpsuits, which according to the Brazilian supermodel is a “reflection of her lifestyle: Malibu meets Brazil.”

Alessandra Ambrosio, 32, detailed her new fashion endeavor in the recent Glamour interview, and labeled her clothing line, “bohemian chic.”

It’s comfortable. It’s sensual. It’s feminine. It’s very flowy with soft fabrics. The palettes are nude to cayenne and some midnight blue colors that we did for the nighttime. And there are different prints: from paisley to hand-dyed tie-dye. There are dresses, jumpsuits, and a little black dress, but it’s not your normal little black dress. And every girl needs to have one in her wardrobe.

Ambrosio’s fashion tip to accessorize the little black dress depends on the mood you’re in on any given day: basically anything goes.

The clothing line, Alé by Alessandra Ambrosio, the smoldering Victoria’s Secret Angel, will range from $60 to $260 and is available on March 17 at Planet Blue.