Picking Your Bloom Girl and Ring Bearer

Ideally, you’re wedding would continue effortlessly. No bridesmaids grumping about their dress, no humiliating toasts, and positively no cake wrecks. What’s more, when we pick our bloom young lady and ring bearer , we envision their cute, radiant faces as they wander down the path. Be that as it may, the fact of the matter is once in a while petrified bloom young ladies relinquish their crate and hightail it out of there, or a ring conveyor thuds down mid-walkway and communicates his displeasure…loudly. While it might be amusing to your visitors, you’d most likely rather things move easily on to the headliner. So when you pick your blossom young lady and ring bearer , make sure to take after a couple of ventures to guarantee a smooth function.

Despairing people tend to be desperate for kindred spirits

You might be enticed to pick a coordinated match of ring bearer and bloom young lady by choosing kin or close relatives. Be that as it may, recall if weddings can draw out the most exceedingly bad in grown-ups, kids are the same. Ask yourself how well these two get along in this present reality. Do they play pleasantly and pay special mind to each other? Or, on the other hand do they as a rule end of quarreling about the scarcest thing? Does one domineering jerk the other? Being in front of an audience is no protection that kids who tend to squabble will call a ceasefire. Truth be told, a crowd of people and all that energy may exacerbate it. So make certain to pick two kids who really appear to like each other.

Stage Fear

Regardless of the amount we need a unique kid to be a piece of our huge day, it’s not reasonable for them on the off chance that you don’t first consider their identity. Their energy on being made a request to join the wedding party is no sign of how well they can deal with the errand. Keep in mind, a youngster reacts for the most part to the fervor of your voice, so you’ll get an upbeat “Yes!” from them whether you ask, “Would you like to be my blossom young lady?” as, “Need to enable me to round out my assessments?” In this way, guarantee accomplishment by picking a kid who is not extremely modest, who appreciates consideration, and who has a generally level demeanor.

Practice, Practice, Practice

One approach to stay away from a ring conveyor or bloom young lady from solidifying or shooting is to set them up. Try not to hold up until the point that the wedding practice to demonstrate to them what is normal. Whatever you do, however, make the training into something fun as opposed to like work. Give them bunches of acclaim, and give a crowd of people to do likewise, so they end up plainly changed in accordance with many eyes being on them. You’ll be helping out not only for yourself, but rather for a kid who may not completely comprehend what will be expected of them.

Fence Your Wagers

Keep in mind at last, they’re simply kids. You ought to expect the unforeseen. For example, on account of the ring bearer , consider his obligation emblematic. Despite the fact that tungsten wedding rings may survive even the roughest of treatment, the exact opposite thing you need are your wedding bands lost some place in the group or harmed. Utilize fake rings on the ring carrier’s pad, and endow your genuine wedding rings to your respect chaperons. Additionally, consider having a grown-up walk the bloom young lady and ring bearer down the path. The nearness of a grown-up may enable the youngsters to feel secure and control any potential rowdiness.

If all else fails, recollect a ring bearer or bloom young lady are not prerequisites for your wedding. Be that as it may, by following the above strides, there is no reason you can’t effectively incorporate the extraordinary kids throughout your life in your imperative day.

Kristina Rihanoff at a Glance

You’ve seen Kristina Rihanoff‘s dazzling footwork if you’ve ever caught an episode of “Strictly Come Dancing” on the BBC. The television sensation is Britain’s equivalent of America’s “Dancing with the Stars,” pairing up professional dancers like Kristina with celebrities. Fans love to see what surprises will happen on each episode as dance phenomena are discovered in the most unlikely of places. Kristina is one of the professionals and it is clear that she was born to dance.


Kristina Learned to Dance in the Land of Ice and Snow

It is no wonder that dancing would become such a focal point in Kristina’s life. As a Russian girl raised in Siberia, dance was a popular attraction for many young people. Add the fact that her father composed music and was a talented musician, and you had the perfect recipe to create a dancer. As Kristina was immersed in the influences brought into her household by her father, her feet began to move. Rather than play an instrument, her body became her instrument. At the age of 7, dance became a regular part of her life with lessons. She learned a variety of styles and went on to teach dance to local children when she was 16. What was once a hobby became a passion that would lead her to her career.

A Woman that Wears Many Hats

Kristina is more than a dancer. While she is best known for her ability to grace a dance floor, she has also earned a Master’s Degree, focusing on Tourism and Hospitality. She has won numerous awards after performing in dance competitions throughout the world. Kristina is a dance instructor and choreographer, sharing her talents with others. She has also written a book in order to help others to enter the world of competitive dancing. In addition, Kristina has become a patron to an organization that is devoted to children, Dot Com Children’s Foundation. In a time when the youth of today are inundated with negative events and influences, Kristina supports them. The foundation is committed to empowering children, reaching out to all children throughout the UK. The main goal is to help children to make positive choices in their lives, choices that will help them to achieve their goals. Kristina is definitely qualified to lend her voice and act as an ambassador, demonstrating where passion and commitment can carry a person in life.

Indian Bollywood Sarees Now a Part of New York Fashion

There is no doubt that Indian dresses are among the most fascinating and charming attires in the world, but if you talk about the most popular Indian outfit, then it has to be the “Saree”. The popularity of this ancient attire is increasing across the world and if you look at New York, one of the biggest cities in the world, you will definitely be wondered. Along with thousands of Indian origin women, many native Americans have adopted this ancient but highly fashionable cloth as their most preferred outfit for many occasions. The popularity of Indian saree has made the attire a part of New York fashion.

Bollywood should be held accountable for the huge popularity of Indian Sarees in the overseas market. Bollywood is one of the best mediums through which Indian fashion designers promote their product in the global stage.

Origin of Various Types of Indian Sarees

Along with its fascinating color and design, Indian saree is known for its wide range of varieties that are centered on several regions of India. Every Indian state offers a unique and wonderful variety of saree. If you look at the Northern part of India, you will find some world famous varieties of sarees such as Benarasi, Jamavar, Tanchoi and Kincab.

Likewise, sarees from the Southern region are also top in popularity. All the south Indian states offer some unique variety of sarees such as Kanjeevaram and Konrad. The western region of India offers popular sarees like Bandhani from the state of Gujarat and Rajasthan. Brocade, Patola, Garchola are some well-known varieties of Gujarati. Embroidered tinsel from Yeola, Maheshwari and Chanderi of Madhya Pradesh are highly popular across India as well as several parts of the world.

Ideal for Every Occasion

Indian saree is probably the only attire that can be worn in every occasion. The Indian sarees come with various colors and designed suitable for any occasion. No matter if you wear it at the wedding parties, evening hangouts or office meetings Indian sarees are designed for every mood and occasion.

Bridal saree is one of the most popular among other varieties, as Indian women have been wearing this attire on this special occasion from thousands of years. There are a few more varieties available that are perfect for new generation women, such as Bollywood sarees, designer sarees and casual sarees. In fact, the demand of Bollywood sarees is very high in New York.

Various Designs on Fabric

Fabric design on sarees is one of the most popular trends of Indian fashion. Sarees are fabricated with various designs and themes. Some popular fabricated Indian sarees are silk, Net, Crepe, Chiffon, Georgette, Velvet, Viscose, Cotton, Brasso and many more.

Due to huge variation of fabricated Indian sarees, this variety has become a common choice for modern women, as now they can order the maker to print sarees as per as their choice.

Variations on Prints and Embroideries

Rapidly growing fashion industry has introduced innovation in the design of sarees. Along with traditional designs, modern designers have introduced numerous unique and impressive prints and embroideries for sarees. Some popular prints on Indian sarees are polka dots, floral prints, cheeks, abstract and geometric prints are the most appeared on Indian sarees.  Likewise, several Indian embroideries like zari, resham, zardosi, thread work, kanta, cutdana, stonework are also popular across the country as well as in other countries.

However, there are hundreds of clothes variants are available in the New York fashion market, but saree is definitely one of the most desired and liked attire among Indian women across the world.

Author Bio-Kavita Mehta is a New York based fashion expert. Her blogs on the variety and esteem of the Indian and Bollywood sarees are very popular.

Rocket Internet-backed Global Fashion Group raises €150 million

Rocket Internet-backed Global Fashion Group raises €150 million

GFG has also acquired two Brazilian online fashion businesses—Kanui and Tricae—in an all-stock deal, Kinnevik and Rocket Internet said in a joint statement on Wednesday.
New Delhi: Rocket Internet-backed Global Fashion Group (GFG), which houses the German e-commerce company’s fashion businesses from emerging countries, has raised €150 million (around Rs.1,060 crore today) from existing investors AB Kinnevik and Rocket Internet, valuing the group at €3.1 billion.
GFG has also acquired two Brazilian online fashion businesses—Kanui and Tricae—in an all-stock deal, Kinnevik and Rocket Internet said in a joint statement on Wednesday.
The recent round of funding and acquisition will dilute Rocket Internet’s stake in the venture to 21.9% from 23.5%, while Kinnevik will own at least 25% in the joint venture.
Formed in 2011, GFG includes India’s fashion website Jabong, Latin America’s Dafiti, Russia’s Lamoda, Namshi of the Middle East and Zalora of South East Asia and Australia.
The recent round of funds will help GFG solidify its position by mainly investing towards strengthening of GFG’s fulfilment, marketing and product development.
GFG will also use this capital towards “building the infrastructure to capitalize on the synergies between GFG’s market-leading online fashion businesses in Latin America, Middle East, Russia and CIS, India, South East Asia and Australia”, according to the statement.
“As Global Fashion Group’s largest shareholder, we are proud to be leading the financing round to ensure its continued success as the leading emerging markets fashion e-commerce company,” said Lorenzo Grabau, chief executive of Kinnevik and chairman of GFG.
“The additional capital will give us an exceptionally strong run-way and allow us to capitalize on the massive growth opportunity of fashion e-commerce in emerging markets. In addition, the strategic acquisitions of Kanui and Tricae enable the integration of two great businesses that have a natural fit with our Latin American brand Dafiti and are acquired at attractive terms,” said Romain Voog, chief executive of GFG.
Founded in 2011, Kanui is a sports and outdoor e-commerce business in Brazil with focus on the attractive surf-and-skate lifestyle verticals. It also sells regular fashion apparel as well as various sports equipment. According to the statement, Kanui generated more than €30 million of net revenue in 2014 and is growing rapidly.
Tricae, founded in 2011, is a children and baby products e-commerce company that generated more than €20 million of net revenue in 2014. The two businesses will be integrated into Dafiti in Latin America.
GFG currently operates across four continents and 27 countries and employs over 9,500 people. With a focus on emerging markets, GFG targets a €630 billion fashion market and over 2.5 billion people who rapidly continue to move online for making purchases.
The company’s board consists of Lorenzo Grabau, chief executive of Kinnevik, as chairman; Oliver Samwer, chief executive of Rocket Internet, as deputy chairman; and representatives of other large shareholders.

Mirror, Mirror: In ‘Fresh Dressed,’ fashion’s success led to its failings

Sacha Jenkins, director of the documentary "Fresh Dressed," was born in Philadelphia and grew up in Queens. (CNN Films)

Sacha Jenkins’ documentary Fresh Dressed, which opened Friday in theaters, isn’t a whitewashed rehash of hip-hop’s gritty, golden era that proclaimed all things oversize and baggy as its sartorial gospel.

It goes so much deeper than that.

Jenkins, who was born in Philadelphia and grew up in Queens, N.Y., spent more than two years chatting it up with artists like Pharrell Williams, Kanye West, and Swizz Beatz. He interviewed Riccardo Tisci, the creative director of Givenchy, and Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne, the forces behind Public School, about the music’s influence on style.

A former music editor for Vibe magazine, Jenkins connected with the urban-fashion industry’s earliest entrepreneurs, such as Harlem-based Dapper Dan, who “borrowed” designer logos (think Louis Vuitton) to make clothing for the era’s biggest stars, from Big Daddy Kane to Salt-N-Pepa.

And Jenkins traced the rise and fall of urban menswear brands like Karl Kani, which peaked at $300 million in sales back in 1995, but has since fallen by the wayside, thanks in part to the infusion of celebrity designers.

Jenkins’ conclusion: Despite hip-hop’s braggadocio and rebellious nature, its awards and accolades, it was unable to sustain success in the fashion industry because, as a whole, the genre suffered from deep-seated low-self-esteem.

And that’s crazy when you think about.

Kimora Lee Simmons’ Baby Phat runway presentation in the late ’90s was among the first shows to draw top celebrities to its front row. In that same decade, designer labels like Marc Ecko and Rocawear turned the Las Vegas Magic Trade Show into an industry must-go. And in 2004, Sean Combs was the first African American designer to win a Council of Fashion Design Award for the Sean John collection.

Even though those brands aren’t as important in the luxury market as they once were, their impact on the industry is still palpable. If it wasn’t for hip-hop-inspired fashion, menswear wouldn’t have evolved to the point it has reached today: Tuesday begins the debut of a New York Fashion Week dedicated solely to men’s collections.

Still, Jenkins said, the purveyors of hip-hop never got a sense from society as a whole – or within their own communities – that their style mattered. That is part of the reason, he surmises, that so many brands petered out.

“This is just an extension of who black people are in America,” Jenkins said ofFresh Dressed. The doc, financed by CNN – which will air it in September – premiered earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival.

Turns out the core of hip-hop’s fashion success was part of the reason for its failings.

“Something that kept coming up in the film is this notion of freedom,” Jenkins said. “When your identity is being challenged every single day, the one thing you have control over is how you look. For these people who were being oppressed, the one simple thing that made them feel good about themselves was the way they dressed.”

Early in the film, Vogue editor André Leon Talley explains that, in a segregated world, one of the few times black people could hold their heads high was in church while wearing their Sunday best.

The film transitions to the Bronx in the 1970s when rival street gangs are at war. After a truce, black and Latino gang members – dressed in Lee jeans and motorcycle jackets – battle each other using quick-witted rhymes instead of violence. Rap music is born.

Jenkins then segues into the 1980s and ’90s – a time I experienced, growing up in Jamaica, Queens. I fondly remember the airbrushed graffiti sweatshirts at Shirt Kings in Jamaica Colosseum Mall. And who didn’t wear Crayola-colored denim, popularized by Cross Colours? (Will Smith brought fame to the brand during his Fresh Prince of Bel-Air days.)

It was through hip-hop that many of us young, black Gen Xers got our first taste of designer labels, Jenkins illustrates.

My mother didn’t own any Gucci, but I knew all of the words to Slick Rick and Doug E. Fresh’s 1985 hit “La Di Da Di,” from which the title of the movie comes:

Fresh dressed like a million bucks,/ threw on the Bally shoes and the fly green socks./ Stepped out my house stopped short, oh no./ I went back in, I forgot my Kangol.

“We didn’t have access to these brands. They weren’t for us,” said Elena Romero, author of Free Stylin’: How Hip-Hop Changed the Fashion Industry and one of the film’s commentators. (She also went to college with me.) “But we grew up watching Robin Leach. We couldn’t get our hands on yachts, mansions, or cars, but we could maybe get a Polo shirt.”

There was a downside: a tendency for teens to define themselves based on the labels they wore, and that longing to fit in drove them to shoplift. Jenkins talks to members of the Lo Lifes, once a Brooklyn-based crew that stole Polo clothing and accessories from high-end department stores. In the film, the Lo Lifes’ story is told through graffiti-style animation by Hectah Arias, and that added to Fresh Dressed‘s authenticity.

But the need to be “fresh” also was the driving force behind the birth of urbanwear brands like FUBU and Cross Colours. Eventually, however, the urban-fashion scene became saturated, and like the rest of the fashion industry, it became more celebrity-driven than designer-focused. And now the Internet and gender fluidity – like Chris Brown’s ankle-length skinny pants on Sunday’s BET Awards – are influencing fashion as much as the music.

Finally, A Realistic Look At The Plus-Size Fashion Industry

“We have a problem.”

That sentiment from Jennie Runk, a plus-size model, is shared by both plus-size women and people working in the fashion industry. Its complexities are explored in “Straight/Curve,” an upcoming documentary about body image that gives viewers an inside look at the plus-size fashion industry, a world that has garnered recent attention but spent years being widely ignored.

Thanks to models like Ashley Graham and Candice Huffine, who have given curvy women a voice in the notoriously exclusive fashion industry, there’s no doubt a curvy revolution is happening. And still, it’s not the norm. Curvy women are rare on the runway at Fashion Week and there’s still a stigma about making clothing in a broader range of sizes. As fashion stylist Meaghan O’Connor says in the film, “Are some brands scared to have a larger woman in their clothes? Yeah, absolutely.”

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In the teaser above, editors, stylists and models sound off on the rising popularity of plus-size models, and the impact those models have not only on the fashion industry but on the women following fashion, too. Model Heather Hazzan, who previously suffered from an eating disorder to maintain a size 0-2 body, is among them. “If I was a 13-year-old girl and I saw the Jennie Runk ad where she’s a size 14, [and] they didn’t call it out as plus-size swimwear and she’s on H&M billboard … I walk down the street and I see that, I might think a little bit differently about myself,” she said.

Jessica Lewis, a longtime straight-size and plus-size model and producer, believes the new acceptance of body diversity has to do with a shift in who the popular models are. “This generation of models are ready to usher in a new definition of beauty, one that is all inclusive and supports positive body ideals and self acceptance,” she said.

Both Lewis and director Jenny McQuaile have a clear message in making the film: beauty is not restricted by size.

“You can be beautiful at any size or shape, as long as you are healthy,” McQuaile told The Huffington Post. “You can naturally be a size zero and be healthy, and you can naturally be a size 16 and healthy. One is not better than the other. The standards I grew up with that are set by society are ridiculous and unattainable. We want to teach young women, and men, self acceptance and self love, and that diversity and inclusion is the key.”

The Met Extends Popular ‘China’ Fashion Exhibit Through Labor Day

Dress on Display at the China: Through The Looking Glass" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage, Courtesy of Getty)

The wild popularity of The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s exhibition “China: Through the Looking Glass,” a large-scale survey of China’s influence on Western fashion on view at the Costume Institute, has compelled the museum to extend the show an extra three weeks through Labor Day, September 7, according to The New York Times.

The Times reports that since the show’s opening on May 7 it has attracted over 350,000 visitors, but could near the crowds that packed the museum’s 2001 Alexander McQueen exhibition, which drew 661,000 people in three months and was the museum’s eighth most popular exhibit ever.

"China: Through The Looking Glass" at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on February 16, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images)

Organized by the Costume Institute and the department of Asian Art, “China” includes 140 pieces of haute couture and ready-to-wear designs, as well as examples of Chinese artwork, over three floors of the Met’s Chinese Galleries and Anna Wintour Costume Center.

Designers featured include Cristobal Balenciaga, Bulgari, Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, Cartier, Roberto Cavalli, Coco Chanel, Christian Dior, and Jean Paul Gaultier.

Canadian Metis artist collaborates with fashion powerhouse Valentino for 2016 collection

Canadian Metis visual artist Christi Belcourt can now add fashion to her list of achievements.

One of the world’s top fashion designers has partnered with Belcourt in their 2016 Resort collection.

The Italian-based Valentino collection revealed two weeks ago features stunning flowery, elegant pieces based upon Belcourt’s ‘Water Song’ painting found in the National Gallery of Canada.

“It was a very good experience,” said Belcourt. “It’s just been wonderful to work with them all around. They were extremely respectful.”

Valentino representatives contacted her via email a couple of months ago saying they had saw her art and were interested in working with her. However, Belcourt wanted to be sure she did some research before jumping on board.

In recent years the mainstream fashion industry has appropriated Native cultural designs which has caused offense to some artists and nations whose artistic designs were replicated without permission.

Belcourt was happy they approached her to collaborate but was more impressed to learn that Valentino is eco-conscious.

“The number one thing to me is always, not only how we’re treated as Indigenous peoples, but how is the environment treated. I was really pleased and surprised that Valentino is ranked number one by Greenpeace for all top fashion designers. They have built into their company environmentally and socially conscious steps and they’ve also committed to eliminate all hazardous materials by the year 2020.”

The “Water Song” piece is an “ode to water,” said Belcourt, who believes that water is the most pressing issue of modern times.


“I think we all have an obligation and responsibility to protect the waters of the earth,” she said.

Using her art to create awareness on social issues also intertwines with her work advocating for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. She is involved with the Walking With Our Sisters travelling exhibit and says the fashion designs help to portray women in a broader light.

“There’s a correlation between the environment and the way that Indigenous people are treated and how the aggression to our lands parallels to our bodies as Indigenous women. So, it’s all linked together,” she said. “For me it’s certainly not about a high profile or any type of career. I don’t see it as that…only if we can produce beautiful things that remind people of our responsibilities as human beings to the environment and to each other.”

The collection titled, The Resort, features 80 pieces of which Belcourt’s designs are used in numbers 2 through 10.

The couture designs feature floor length dresses, jackets and two piece ensembles. They are feminine, soft and enchanting featuring silky, lace, sheer and other amalgamated fabrics with classic Metis flower art patterns reminiscent of beadwork.

“They’re just gorgeous, contemporary pieces. They’re not, however trying to replicate traditional regalia or anything like that.”

It’s a dream come true for the artist, who is originally from Lac Ste. Anne, Alta., and now lives near the shores of Lake Huron, Ont.

Live In This Generation & Wear This Generation: Printed T-Shirts

Tired of wearing bold colors and plain solids T-shirts? Then there is a solution that can not just be pocket friendly but also reduce the pain of all sorts in a great way. In this world entangled with the new media and internet so immensely, we can have anything delivered to our door step at any time with ease. So getting T-shirts online is not a big deal now. There are many online websites and applications on the smart phones which serve the purpose of buying them online. Not just that, one can have a lot of options in showrooms today in the section of printed t shirts. Initially there were just a few companies that weaved T-shirts and the availability of was limited to just big cities and metros. But today, the accountability has diversified in a great manner.


Options for the prints- Today, solid color t-shirts are just as gloomy as a room with shabby lights and they are more often termed to be out of the in. Solid colors are being preferred by a very less fraction of the crowd and most of them prefer printed tees because it is the new in. in this world which has a diversion in every field, the monotony of tees have been substituted with the coming up of printed tees and thus it has been accepted in well. Printed tees bring a feeling of youth and energy in the one wearing it and thus make one look young.

T-shirt is one type of clothing that makes one look young any day but when it is in solid colors, the effect is not visible enough. When it has some print in it, it tends to make the person look young. It increases the confidence of the user. One can have a lot of variations when comes to prints on T-Shirts like-

  • Solid checks which have lines or checks passing through
  • Bold Check which are broader checks
  • Drawings in the front side which can be any art in the front
  • Written messages in the front that would align on the chest
  • Bold colors with just the name or the tag of the brand at the side

Types of Printed Tees- Printed t-shirts are easy to use and wash and do not have the issues unlike the shirts. They are like rough and tough clothing that can be a choice to anywhere. There are many showrooms of big companies that produce printed tees and make the customers happy. Now days it is a very common phenomenon to see that customers go for the brands first and then the material is chosen. There might not be as many companies producing clothes as compared to the number of companies producing tees. One can have a lot of choices to look from when it comes to tees like

  • Colored / polo T-Shirts that have a color and buttons descending from it
  • V- neck T-shirts that have a ‘V’ shaped neck which might have buttons descending or might even have them
  • Round neck T-shirts that have a round neck part
  • Vintage T-shirts that have a button at the right side of the chest that gives a feeling of vintage with it
  • U neck T-shirts that have a ‘U’ shaped neck
  • 3/4th T-shirt that cover almost 75% of the hand with the sleeves
  • Full sleeves T-shirts that cover the full hands.

So basically when it comes to printed t shirts, one can have a lot of variations and choices to choose from and to have something of the own wish is like a Christmas wish that gets fulfilled every time easily.