Sunday, 28 August 2011

GB’s Top 15 favorites: The post-arrival list

GB’s Top 15 favorites: the post-arrival list

It’s unquestionably one of the most competitive groups Miss Universe has had in recent history. A few days ago GB published its pre-arrival Top 15 list, which has partly changed after a few days of photo shootings and activities in São Paulo, the host city of Miss Universe 2011.

The candidates who remain in the list are Angola, Leila Lopes, Australia, Scherri-lee Biggs, China, Luo Zilin, Costa Rica, Johana Solano, Hungary, Betta Lipcsei, Kosovo, Aferdita Dreshaj, Malaysia, Debora Henry, Trinidad & Tobago, Gabrielle Walcott, Ukraine, Olesia Stefanko, and USA, Alyssa Campanella.

Five beauties are new to our list. Meet them:

ARUBA – Gillain Berry

Aruba hasn’t had a Miss Universe semi-finalist since 1996, and ever since Gillain Berry arrived in Brazil, it became clear that there’s a good chance this long drought will end on September 12. Tall, beautiful, pleasant, Miss Aruba will fight for gold.

FRANCE – Laura Tilleman

Wherever the Miss Universe candidates go to in São Paulo, this French stunner manages to standout and be noted by her beauty and radiant smile. She’s been gaining ground by the moment in the competition.

ISRAEL – Kim Edry

Naturally beautiful, Miss Israel has been collecting fans in Brazil with her perfect and angelic face, and sweet personality. Israel, one of Miss Universe’s powerhouses until the 1970′s, has a good chance to relive the good oldl times in 2011.

NICARAGUA – Adriana Dorn

It’s hard to miss Nicaragua’s elegance and perfect face. She’s been compared to Peru’s own Marju Mantilla, one of the most beautiful women to be crowned Miss World, back in 2004. Will Nicaragua finally reach the top 5 in Miss Universe?

PHILIPPINES – Shamcey Supsup

After a decade “in the dark”, it looks like the Philippines has managed to be back on track, and shall compete strongly for the second consecutive year in Miss U. Shamcey is very charming and as one of the faces of the competition. Like in 2010, the pageant-fanatic Filipino fans have good reasons to rave about.

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Friday, 26 August 2011

Meet the 10 finalists of Froken Norge 2011 - One of the winners will represent Norway in Miss World 2011 pageant

Froken Norge 2011 – Meet the 10 finalists

These are the 10 finalists of Froken Norge 2011, one of which will represent Norway in Miss World 2011:

The final will be this upcoming Saturday evening. Good luck, ladies!

Courtesy of Geir Hamnes

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Monday, 22 August 2011

Sterling Silver Charm Bracelets

Now days the charm bracelets all are being made from sterling silver. These silver bracelets are available at most outlet stores at reasonable prices and are within the reach of the common man.

Originally, charm bracelets were only made out of gold and therefore these were too expensive and unaffordable to the common man. These bracelets are being manufactured from sterling silver which has helped them garner a big international market.

It is widely believed that the charm bracelets help keep people safe from the bad fortune and evil spirits. These bracelets are considered a symbol of luck and health. The charm sterling silver bracelets are a popular, classy, and easy to wear.

The best thing about the sterling silver bracelets is that they are being manufactured using an innovative technique and this technique has given a new image to the bracelets and increased its demand and value in marketplace.

The reason behind the exceptional popularity and demand is that the charms that are used to manufacture this jewelry are not the usual ones. The silver rings are made of lovely gemstones, beautiful beads, and circle charms which grab the customer’s attention.

A few of the retailers enables the customers to design their very own sterling silver charm bracelets. These retailers have their online web pages where the customers can log on and design the bracelets, and then have it shipped right to your front door. Buying silver jewelry has never been easier to do from the comforts of your own home.

If you do not have the time to visit the outlet or have time to design your own bracelet then you can log on to the web page and browse through the collection of bracelets and buy a perfect gift for a loved one. The charm sterling silver bracelets are available in a large number of themes and designs. For the kids the sterling bracelets have a large number of designs like characters from Disney and other kid friendly characters. Sometimes the kids do not wear jewelry and therefore it gets difficult to make them enjoy these charms. The sterling bracelets have made this task easy. The children feel enthusiastic and happy to put on things that have their super heroes.

Go and get your charm bracelets now! They will get you all the good luck and happiness you can wish for and keep away all the evil spirits away from you.

Sunday, 21 August 2011

Alfred Angelo Prom Gowns Reviews

When referring bridal dresses, most people think of Maggie Sottero, Forever Yours, Alfred Angelo, Bonny etc.. However, there are certainly some other unknown brands, which have very good quality, and have much lower prices. Who are they? Where we can find them? The following is the answer...

In China, there are thousands of factories making wedding dresses. Some big manufacturers make bridal dresses, evening dresses, prom dresses and other special-occasion dresses exclusively for some designer brands. But there are still a lot of other smaller factories, who can not get orders from the designer brands because its limits in production ability. How do they survive? Why are there still many of them? In China, we call these small factories processing factories.

Sometimes big manufacturers can not handle so many orders, then they will let small factories to make for them. That is why so many small factories exist. They get orders from big manufacturers, and process wedding dresses with material supplied by big manufacturers. The process includes fabric cutting, sewing, lacing, beading and other hand works needed for making wedding dresses. The big manufacturers control the quality by designer brand quality standard, and they only accept the qualified ones. After several years, these small workshops have been trained very well and grown up to be experts. Their quality can catch up with any designer brands. So, if some unknown factories say their quality is very good, boar think you will have to give a chance to believe it.

Some of these small factories start to make and export wedding dresses on their own. Some of them even have ability to catch up with the latest fashion and design their own styles.

This makes our bridal dresses market more and more colorful, and bridals have much more choices when shopping. What is the most important, is that brides can shop for dresses at a much lower cost, which is offered by small factories!

Does it only matter to brides? Of course not. Besides wedding dresses, these small factories also make evening dresses, prom dresses, ball gowns etc. These special occasion dresses will be definitely needed and attractive to all women in the world!

However, there are also some not so qualified small factories making and exporting not so good wedding dresses either.

They are attracting customers by super prices, such as $119 for a bridal gown. What you need to do is to ask as many questions as possible to make sure their dresses are qualified.

Where do you find a good factory to make dresses for you? One way is to try bridal shops in the Internet. Find out their quality, and how to transact with them in the most secure ways. A lot of more stories can be found out with bridal shops on-line. Just try it!

Are you getting married in the great outdoors, in the warm months of spring or summer and wish to choose a dress that will aid in your comfort. Also considered vintage, the tea-length dress comes just below the knee. These gowns are quite stylish, and look great strapless, spaghetti strapped, or half-sleeved. Plunging necklines send the eye down, and work well with simple necklaces. Occasionally, this style is worn with a tied-ribbon sash under the bust, which is very cute for a young bride.

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Taffeta, Net

Embroidery with Metallic Accents, Crystal Beading & Sequins

Optional Halter Strap

Cocktail Length

This dress is available in any other colors showed on the color palette, and available from size 0 to size 28. We also offer a made-to-measurement service if you need. We recommend a professional tailor take your measurements but if you must measure yourself, please do it carefully. Go to the How To Measure page for more details.

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Abstract Photographers Photos Gallery

Every one of us has ideas we want to recapture either on canvas or in camera. Inspiration is everywhere. Take your keen eye everywhere and create stunning beauty with your camera. Beat the master of abstract of photography— Josef Sudek— if you want.

Abstract photography is a method of creating an image using colors and pattern with the absence of its true meaning and clear subject. Abstract philosophy create stunning effect and embrace more to the imagination and it vividly pay attention on texture and color rather than to signify the whole subject. The definition of abstract philosophy is similar to abstract painting in a way that its meaning is hidden from anyone and yet as illusory as any other form of art.

Abstract philosophy is not simply to represents an object with abstruse effect. It is more than just creating objects with blurred image. The work of abstract photography denotes something that can be interpreted but not seen. However, since this kind of work permeates more subjective interpretation to everyone, abstract philosophy is so complex that it is hard to define and understand.

Abstract philosophy works in any technique almost in intricate manner. For example, the picture of a flower is clearly portrays in many still life. With abstract philosophy that same picture will have a different representation (like manipulating the color tones) that is mesmerizing to the eye.

There are no rules in working an abstract photography as long as your imagination wills with different perspective and can formulate the meaning of an object hidden in the picture.

Do you think abstract philosophy is challenging? But first know how abstract photography is done.

If you are serious to take abstract photography it is practical to have a professional high speed camera and special high speed film. Also, have an understanding to the basic principles of photography like the shutter speed, aperture, focusing, ISO speed, types of lens, white balance, and lightning effects. These are to maximize the aesthetic effect of your work.

Using a slow shutter speed to shoot car speeding fast will give you an abstract image. One of the tricks of creating an abstract image when using the shutter of camera is to crop tightly. Make your object a blur image.

Creating a perfect shot requires an intelligent mind. The true artist must know how to be a technician also for photography is not only an art of form but of technical knowledge.

Never mind that I was using slide film (Fuji Provia 400). I would have the option of leaving them in color or converting them to black and white abstract photographs after I scanned them. I shot away and took about six images of the leaves from different angles.

This is actually a common, and yes, cliched, form of abstract photography – take close-up pictures of leaves, flowers and other natural objects and, where appropriate, convert the image to black and white.

But, as one of my photography friends once remarked, even cliches have value if they are well-executed

60s Style Wedding Dresses Pics Gallery

eople are always telling me that they think this could become a huge trend. That really isn't part of our hope here at Dolly Couture. We want this style to remain signature to an era that has long since past us. We've found that Dolly Couture brides are longing to be a unique alternative. They seem to want to look through history and see what was the very best style of all time and that is why they choose Dolly Couture. Nobody knew style like Audrey Hepburn and more importantly, nobody knew style like my mom (when she tried, haha!). This 1950s early 60s era is where Dolly Couture draws its inspiration. We really would prefer not to ever hear that this was that style everyone was wearing in the 2010s!

You just never know what kind of deals, steals, and amazing things you may find if you search. I am a vintage nut so from time to time I just like to see what’s out there whether it’s clothes, jewelry, or little collectibles. I’ve found that Etsy is one of my first stops for simple little treasures.

There’s nothing more romantic than a historical love story that perseveres through time – just one of the reasons why vintage weddings ar such an extremely democratic trend in the wedding industry right now. Just look online and you’ll see beautiful retro, nostalgic and vintage wedding ideas all over the web. With all of the different types of vintage weddings out there and all the unlike eras to choose from, it can appear pretty overwhelming to start planning. Sometimes focusing on one kind of decoration or accessory can help flush out the overall theme. Here’s an overview of some delightful vintage wedding accessories to get you started.

First, it’s important to get an idea of what kind of vintage wedding you want. If you can’t nail down any particular era, think of your favorite kind of music, your favorite fashion trends, or your favorite types of décor. If you really love the look of apothecary jars you mightiness want to go with a 19th century-themed wedding. If Audrey Hepburn is your style icon, you mightiness want to go with a modern 60s-style wedding. Or if you like particular things from dissimilar eras, you can always mix things up and have a vintage wedding with no particular time period.

Whichever type of nostalgia you love, you don’t have to buy expensive authentic vintage wedding favors, accessories or decorations, and you don’t need a time machine either! You can get all the glamour and style of your favorite time period (without the worry of something breaking) from many bridal websites.

Vintage Stationery

To start things off with a bang, themed stationery is the perfect way to get guests in the mood for your vintage wedding. For any pre-70s era wedding, consider a vintage typewriter card with typewriter-style writing for your RSVP cards or Save the Dates. You can even bend these cards to make them look like they were actually typed with an old-time typewriter. Or for a glamourous twist, look for vintage Hollywood wedding stationery with stylish color and flair. There ar many unlike ideas for vintage wedding invitations, and many come with complementing personalized stickers, clings, wine labels, programs, tags, table numbers, favor boxes and more.

2011 may seem like much, but the wedding dress designers have worked hard to create the beautiful style wedding next year all will covet. Set to debut in recent months, the first crop in 2011 gown is decorated with details of many dimensions, many handstitched crystals, and large flower appliques. Take a sneak peek into the romantic style of the latest wedding gown trends.

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Saturday, 20 August 2011

Karina Gonzalez is the winner of Nuestra Belleza México 2011

Ximena Navarrete at the finale of Nuestra Belleza México 2011

Karina Gonzalez Crowned Nuestra Belleza México 2011

The top 5 of Nuestra Belleza México 2011:

Miss Aguascalientes – Karina González

Miss State of Mexico Estado de México – Nohemí Hermosillo

Miss Guanajuato – Mariana Berumen

Miss Jalisco – Lucía Silva

Miss Sinaloa – Grecia Gutiérrez

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Friday, 19 August 2011

Monica Andrea Restrepo, Miss Mundo Bogota, was crowned Miss Mundo Colombia 2011/ Miss World Colombia 2011 on August 18, 2011

Monica Andrea Restrepo Crowned Miss Mundo Colombia 2011

Monica Andrea Restrepo, Miss Mundo Bogota, was crowned Miss Mundo Colombia 2011/ Miss World Colombia 2011 at the national finale held at the William Shakespeare Theater of the Colegio Anglo Colombiano in Bogota on August 18, 2011. Monica is 21 year old and stands 1.72 m. She will represent Colombia in Miss World 2011 Pageant.

The first runner-up was Miss Mundo Norte de Santander, Grace Acosta Gamboa. The second runner-up was Miss Mundo Tolima, Daniela Mejia Diaz.

Monica Andrea Restrepo Crowned Miss Mundo Colombia 2011

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Monday, 15 August 2011

Silver Jewelry- a Magnificent Jewel

Our personality has a great influence on the people we meet in our daily lives. Our personality is classified from the impact of our impressions, the way we talk, and the way we treat other people. Whenever we meet anybody we notice certain traits about the other people that help us create a mental image which we can use later on when we think about that person. The person also examines our appearance which includes the way we dress and present ourselves in public.

Jewelry is an antique accessory people wear to look beautiful. The jewelers have designed jewelry in such a way that it influences the attention of the beholders. Nowadays jewelry is so important that many women feel incomplete and uncomfortable without it on. Wearing silver jewelry is also a delicate thing to do. This is so antique in look that it suits everybody. We can wear silver jewelry on any kind of dress. It includes silver rings, silver bracelets, silver earrings, and silver necklaces.

The jewelry is made up of pure silver metal. We can wear it with any type of color dresses. It is very delicate. In the past, wives of great Mughal rulers wore it. They wore heavy jewelry, silver bracelets, necklaces, and earrings. When we wear bracelets, it enhances the beauty of hands and arms. These ornaments attract the people who admire such things. So jewelry should be worn to give out a colorful and wonderful impression. This is one of the most impressive things which attract the consumers from other countries. Wearing it with any kind of dress gives an attractive look.

Silver rings are given to the brides at their wedding ceremonies from their husbands. Brides look beautiful wearing this kind of jewelry and people admire their beauty. A ring is a symbol of commitment between the two lovers which are going to spend their life together. It is a common belief that wearing ring in the finger next to the middle finger improves your relationship because the vein of that finger is connected to the heart. The good thing about it is that it’s not expensive and it is often handmade from local craftsmen. We can buy it at cheap rates in the market. People from all financial background can easily afford to wear it. So that it shows that this type of jewelry is the right choice for you!

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Unique Wedding Dresses

Recently with all the poor state of economy that has affected our everyday life, it seems that a type of wedding celebration has gained in popularity, and this is the intimate type of wedding having only family and very close friends invited to attend the happy celebration. When it comes to venues, the home place is preferred also especially if the budget is real tight. For the romantic ones locations such as beaches or public garden can be as well preferred if you consider that hiring a special venue will get you into too much expenses.

Now when it comes to the wedding attire, brides-to-be would like to think that their look is quite special compared to other ex-brides, therefore they will most of the times search for unique wedding dresses that can confer the appearance they are after. In this respect you will do plenty of research, you will avidly look to a bride’s aspect whenever she makes her appearance in a movie..

All in one, you will be very preoccupied with the unique wedding dress which will be focus of the guests’ attention attending your wedding ceremony. For instance you are fascinated of the new look that the character Carrie Bradshaw wore in ‘Sex and the City’, your favorite TV series: the peacock feathers as a unique attire accessory for the bride’s hairThe bride wears a tiara and a long veil that is made of fine straps of shiny, white material. The veil is very long and it covers a big surface. It is indeed a special type of dress and you have to have plenty of imagination in order to think of such a model.This model is indeed unusual and it may be considered as the dream of every existing man, but we consider it too sexy for a bride that enters the church and stays in front of God! The dress is body type and it uncovers totally your legs. Let’s mention that in the front side there is a deep cleavage that uncovers your breasts almost totally: there is a halter straps neckline, these straps are made of ruffled material.The veil is indeed very long and it will cover your legs, but not too much because it’s transparent. You have to have a perfect body in order to wear this unusual wedding dress and also a lot of courage. Sincerely we don’t recommend this model, but may be some of you that enjoy seeing it.