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Saturday, August 27, 2005
Find the right Prom & Quinceanera Shoes: A new pair of shoes won't break the bank
Maybe you sometimes watch some tv shows and see something you like. This happened to me when I had the time to get a few glimpses of the Today show. I saw these beautiful shoes that I had to have. I remained transfixed on the tv. I realized that I had to have them. My husband got a few pics of these shoes. They are also at Today.msnbc.com in case you want to see more. All Manolo Shoes has a lot of shoes that you can pick from. Check it out now.
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Thursday, August 25, 2005
Saturday, April 30, 2005
600 Guests Can Scare any Bride: GA Bride-to-be Fabricates Kidnap Story
It's time to think about the stress and pressure that a wedding can bring to the groom, bride-to-be and both sets of families. The Atlanta suburb nurse was reported mission during a jog. The whole country started focusing on the Duluth, GA area trying to locate her.
Well, Miss Willbanks was not kidnapped. She chose to have some time on her own. She wanted to clear her mind. She had personal issues she had to deal with. Where does that leave her groom? He was in an emotional roller coaster. After the well reported cases of Lacy Peterson and another couple, the whole country was bracing itself for the worse. Did the groom-to-be or fiance do it? He was submitted to polygraph tests which he passed. His three computers were seized to be analyzed. In the meantime, search centers were established. Teams of searchers were posting her pictures all over the town.
Apparently, her parents and fiance did not realize that the poor girl was under tremendous pressure. The huge wedding was scheduled for this week-end. More than 600 letters had been sent out. All of these preparations show the status of the family in the community. They are well connected. The search teams showed how many people showed up to find Jennifer.
By bus, she had traveled to New Mexico and cut her hair so as to not be recognized. In the meantime, her story was captivating everybody's attention. Major network programs such as the Today show, Good Morning America, CBS shows and cable networks continue to report the story. Jennifer Wilbanks was found thirsty and disoriented in New Mexico. Her friends think she had cold feet. She buckled under all this pressure.
It's not all over for the poor guy. If the wedding takes place, there will be questions as to why she did something like that. Since she was living with her fiance, people may wonder what type of guy he is. At least, her parents may not see him as the killer of their daughter. With Scott Peterson's recent conviction in the murder of his wife and child, nobody knows for sure anymore.
Friday, April 01, 2005
How to Look Your Best On Prom Night: (Cont'd article)
All throughout California, the local malls have already seen an increase in traffic. Even during the Spring Break season, many teens were shopping with their parents on Mission Boulevard in San Diego, California. Parents are there to remind their daughters of the school's guidelines and requirements. They are there to bring them back to reality or keep them on the budget.
Here's a list of tips compiled and sent in by a reader of this blog
1. Wear a dress and shoes that will allow you to dance. Update your look by wearing a dress that is to the knee, tea-length or a minidress. Avoid body-conscious floor-length dresses. They may be popular but they limit movement.
2. Expose your shoulders. You can be sexy without revealing too much skin. Invest in a strapless or spaghetti strap dress.
3. Define the waist. If you have it, show it off. Show your shape with a body defining bow, sash or cummerbund.
4. Wear some delicate jewelry. Head to the local thrift store or costume jewelry shop to find some cheap pearls, diamonds and/or bling-bling.
5. Brooches are hot this year. So are headbands
6. Make sure the shoes fit. If they don't fit, you must get rid of them! There's no time to suffer on the dance floor. Be in the moment. Don't keep letting your shoes control your temper. Don't dye your shoes to match a dress.
7. Smile. Smile. Smile even if your shoes hurt or your gowns prevent you from breathing!
8. Stay sober. Be aware of your surroundings. Avoid alcohol and drugs.
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Thursday, March 03, 2005
2005 Oscar Best Dresses, Gowns and Designers on the Red Carpet!
Best actress Hillary Swank wore Guy Laroche. Dior's John Galliano dressed Charlize Theron, Beyonce and Giselle Bundchen. Gwyneth Paltrow wore a Stella McCartney gown. Donatella Versace dressed Drew Barrymore and Halle Berry. Kirsten Dunst, and Vanessa Paradis wore Karl Lagerfeld. The duo Badgley Mishka dressed Kate Winslett and Helen Mirren. Prada designed gowns for Selma Hayak and Maggie Gyllenhall.
How about the lovely Laura Linney? She wore a silvery, strapless gown with diagonal seamin and a cascade of ragged ruffles at the hemline. J. Mendel dressed her up.
Penelope Cruz wore a yellow Oscar de la Renta gown. Annette Bening wore an Armani Private gown. It's a sleek, off-the-shoulder gown with long sleeves and a fishtail heline. Natalie Portman came in a Lanvin gown. Valentino made the one-shoulder, primrose-yellow gown worn by Cate Blanchett. The gown had a jewel pin accent and burgundy sash at the waist. Cate was the "Million Dollar Babe." Renee Zellweger wore a red Carolina Herrera gown Scarlett. Johansson wore a black Roland Mouret gown. Melanie Griffith wore a backless gown designed by Versace. Melanie, what was up with that cane? Is it a new style? Maybe we'll start seeing celebrities' canes this year.
Hotel Rwanda's Okonedo wore a full-skirted, strapless white dress. She should have won something. She gave such a great performance. Sideways' Virginia Madsen wore a midnight blue gown with a bustier bodice by Versace Couture.
What Did Beyonce Knowles wear?
She wore a black, strapless diva gown that was vintage Versace. Renee Zellweger got quite a few looks as she was dressed up by Carolina Herrera. Sandra Oh wore Michael Kors, Emmy Rossum wore Ralph Lauren.
How about Oprah Winfrey? She was worth a few Oscars in a pale gold Vera Wang design. Look at her hair which was all tousled curls.
Let's wait until 2006 Oscar Fashion!
Monday, February 21, 2005
Tradition and Cultural Celebrations Follow Hispanic Migrants to The South: Georgia Benefits
North Carolina, Georgia, Virginia and South Carolina Hispanic groups Celebrate Quincenera
Georgia has received is fair share of Hispanic migrants who are seeking new employment sources in the manufacturing, agriculture and service industries. According to various reports, studies and social scientists’ observations, the prospects of a better job remain the number one reason that most Americans migrate. Among the ethnic groups migrating to the South, Hispanics are reaching areas that were long populated by Blacks and Whites. It’s worth noting that Asians are also making good strides in the interior. Hard-working men and women of Hispanic descent are willing to go where the jobs are. You may have been used to seeing migrant workers leaving California for Washington to work in the apple orchards. They also go to Florida to work in the tomato fields.
When Hispanics travel, their culture is also with them. From the foods such as tortillas, tacos, chile and various exotic roots sold at the tiendas or supermercado, the music, to the bus loads of workers who get up early in the morning to brave the darkness and reach the cold fields. You can also see their impact on the school. Their kids are hungry for a solid education which will take them away and provide them with a better life.
A few months ago, there were various reports of Hispanic students organizing their own dance at a Georgia high school. Critics were wondering why the school could not organize a multi-ethnic dance where all the students would participate. When students and parents decide what goes on, it’s hard to break up the tradition.
No matter what, Hispanic students living in North Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Virginia and other nearby states will celebrate their traditions. Quincenera and other rites of passages events will be highlighted. Hispanic girls will seek new dresses for their sweet 15 or sweet 16 ceremonies and communion.
In a letter sent to an editor commenting on the comparison of US migration, a writer made these observations on non-Hispanic whites, blacks, Asians and Hispanics moved to the South between 1995 and 2000.
“More non-Hispanic whites, blacks, Asians and Hispanics moved to the South between 1995 and 2000 than left that region for other parts of the country, according to a Census 2000 report released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. Meanwhile, the other three regions registered a net domestic migration loss for some or all of these groups.
Hispanics were the most mobile of the four discussed here, as 56 percent changed residence during the five-year period; the South and the Midwest recorded net gains, while the West and the Northeast showed net losses; Florida recorded the largest net gain among states (92,000), while Clark County, Nev. (56,000), led all counties.”
In a related study conducted by Bouvier, L. F and Martin, J. L., it was found that “Of the foreign born residing in Georgia in 1990, Mexico was the leading country of birth. The 20,309 Mexican born represented almost 12 percent of all of Georgia's immigrant population. Other leading sources included Germany, Korea and the United Kingdom (each of which had 10,000 or more), India, Canada, Vietnam and Japan (each with over 5,000), and Cuba and the Philippines (with over 4,000 each).
“Local residents say that migrants are attracted to the area by two large tobacco farms; some assert that the migrants displace local workers and depress wages and working conditions. Workers harvest tobacco by cutting and spearing about 1,000 stalks a day for $100: the tobacco is then hung in barns to dry. The Head Start project is now on hold pending an environmental study.
“Immigrants at the beginning of the 20th century avoided the southeast; immigrants
at the end of the 20th century are attracted to the southeast by jobs in agriculture and manufacturing. In Georgia, local observers say: "In Dalton, they (Hispanic immigrants)
are in the carpet industry; in Gainesville (Georgia.), it's poultry; in metro Atlanta, it's construction." In the Dalton area, the number of Hispanics is estimated at 25,000 to 50,000 in a county that in 1990 had a population.”
As more and ethnic groups imitate and assimilate into the larger American population, the needs to celebrate ethnic events will decrease. However, the needs to be pretty and wear the best gowns and dresses at Quincenera ceremonies will continue.
Center for Immigration Studies:
Rural Migration News at UC Davis, CA