Goodbye London, hello Hong Kong

Friend in Fashion in London
Friend in Fashion in London
Friend in Fashion in London
Friend in Fashion in London
After a brief stop-over in London, and a tiring 12 hour flight, yesterday we arrived in a drizzly Hong Kong.

London was a beautiful city, we had just enough time to catch a glimpse of Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, the Thames and Tate Modern, all equally as amazing as the next. Just as impressive would have to be said of London shopping - fabulous! I picked up these gorgeous boots, from a small boutique just off the incredible Portobello Road (these are some of the best fashion markets I've visited) and I can't wait to return to London for a longer visit later in the year (UK girls, stay tuned, I'd love to meet up along my travels).

So where to from here? Well after a couple of nights exploring Hong Kong, I will be moving to live in Vietnam for the next three months. I'm really looking forward to the adventure as well as the challenges of living in a new country. I also have some exciting new projects I will be working on - so be sure to stay tuned, more details to follow.


Nandita Basu's collection at Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week

India News Models present Nandita Mahtani’s collection during her debut show at the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week...!

Abhay Deol with designer Ritu Beri walks the ramp at Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week 2010

Abhay Deol with designer Ritu Beri walks the ramp at Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week 2010 pics,Abhay Deol with designer Ritu Beri walks the ramp at Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week 2010...

Fiama Di Wills hot hairstyle

 The collection created especially for Fiama Di Wills, reflects the essence of the brand – Beautiful you, today and tomorrow. Fiama Di Wills offers an evocative and unique value proposition of gentle yet effective care through a blend of nature and science. The designers have aligned their collections for the Fiama show to the brand’s proposition and its embedded glamour and style quotient.

A fringe with a difference
Twist it up

Stylish bun to suit every mood

Fancy a old fashioned braid

Crimped up in style

Kongzi Confucius Quotes

Kongzi Confucius
Kongzi - Confucius is considered the greatest of the ancient Chinese sages. Following are top 30 famous quotes of Kongzi - Confucius:

1 To go beyond is as wrong as to fall short.
2 To see the right and not to do it is cowardice.
3 To see and listen to the wicked is already the beginning of wickedness.
4 We should feel sorrow, but not sink under its oppression.
5 What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.
6 When anger rises, think of the consequences.
7 Wherever you go, go with all your heart.
8 You cannot open a book without learning something.
9 Study the past, if you would divine the future.
10 Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.

11 The firm, the enduring, the simple, and the modest are near to virtue.
12 The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.
13 The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.
14 The superior man thinks always of virtue; the common man thinks of comfort.
15 To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.
16 If we don't know life, how can we know death?
17 It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.
18 It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them.
19 Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.
20 Never give a sword to a man who can't dance.
21 Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
22 Silence is a true friend who never betrays.
23 A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.
24 Ability will never catch up with the demand for it.
25 Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.
26 Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.
27 Do not impose on others what you yourself do not desire.
28 Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.
29 I want you to be everything that's you, deep at the center of your being.
30 He who learns but does not think, is lost! He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger.

Satya Paul - Maya Collection

Maya' is the look of the season by designer Puneet Nanda for Satya Paul.  Maya is Kaleidoscopic Colour! It is Puneet's interpretation of contemporary fashion courting glamour and fantasy in the form of colourful patterns on saris and garments.An experimental flair, use of myriad colours and patterns make up Maya...ornamental designs, layers, shadows and contrasting elements render Maya

a bold graphic look.Puneet Nanda is the designer behind India's premier fashion label Satya Paul. Puneet is primarily a self-taught artist whose understanding spans multiple genres; from art to music to design. Puneet has been involved in a gamut of design activities spanning photography, graphic design, textiles, and finished garments to choreographing International Fashion shows for world famous designers.  

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Sex and the City – take a bite of the Big Apple!

Every fashion addict is waiting for the movie sequel. Now Mandarin Oriental, New York, gives you a chance to live it up Carrie-Miranda-Samantha-Charlotte style! From 1st May to 6th Sept 2010, you can opt for the Sex and the City package. Guests will get to check into a luxurious suite with a view of the NYC skyline. Not just that – a limo will take you around SATC hotspots, including classic locations like Carrie’s home,
Samantha’s club and the fav brunch location of the foursome. After a day of OTT glamour, you head back to the hotel and choose from a cocktail menu that boasts drinks like Simpy Mr Big, Carrie Cosmo, Clearly Charlotte, Miranda Takes Manhattan and Samantha’s Forbidden Apple.

Katrina Kaif launches Nakshatra Vivaah

Yesterday, the beautiful Katrina Kaif launched the awaited Nakshatra Vivaah line – a range of beautiful wedding jewellery. The new collection and the ad campaign is inspired by the Saptharishi Mandalam Nakshatra – how the wearer of the traditional seven-stone, floral-formation diamond creation invoked divine luck.
The collection is aimed at the modern Indian bride who wants to be glamorous and traditional as well.

Traditional Chinese Folk Songs and Music - Chinese Soprano Song Zuying

Song Zuying was born in Guzhang county, part of a Miao autonomous prefecture in Hunan, and she studied at the Central Institute for Nationalities in Beijing. When she was 12, her father died , and she is the oldest daughter in her family.
Chinese Soprano Song Zuying
She joined the Chinese People's Liberation Army Naval Song and Dance Troupe as a national first-class singer In 1991. As of 2009 she is an non-combatant Rear Admiral in the Chinese Navy.
Chinese Soprano Song Zuying
Song Zuying's traditional Chinese folk songs and music is extremely popular in China and the Sinosphere. And because of her fame among China's political elite, solo concert performances at prestige international venues such as Sydney Opera House in 2002, Vienna Golden Hall in 2004, and John F. Kennedy Centre for the Performing Arts in 2008 were held for the political elites in those respective countries for diplomatic purposes.

Following are some traditional Chinese folk songs of Song Zuying:

1. Hot Sisters
2. Miao?Mountain and Beijing
3. Bumper Harvest
4. Well-wishing In Spring
5. Goblet Of Old Man
6. Eighteen Tuning Waterway Towards My Home
7. I Love You-bayabkala
8. Sing Again For The Rich Hometown
9. China is Always Harvesting Hope
10. Small Bamboo-Basket on Back
11. Heroes
12. Ballad of Tong Flower
13. The Tu Clan Like Dongdongkui
14. Waiting For You
15. Tong Jin Lu Shen Ghe Lan Hua
16. Brother Soldier
17. Wonderful day

Tips for Choose the Best Lipstick Color

Choosing the lipstick  color that suits you best can make all the difference in whether your makeup makes you look overdone, washed out, or like a more beautiful version of you. However, many women have a difficult time choosing their best lipstick color.

Step 1
Determine whether you have fair skin, medium skin, olive skin or dark (brown or black) skin.

Step 2
Use your skin tone to determine which shade of lipstick will look best on you.

Step 3
If you have fair skin, choose deep plum and wine reds with a blue undertone, light browns or beige with a       pink undertone, or light shiny pinks with blue undertones.

Step 4
If you have medium skin tone, choose deep browns, deep reds with blue undertones, warm reds, medium       browns with pink or yellow undertones, deep, rich pinks, and pinks with brown undertones.

Step 5
Choose deep and rich browns with reddish or mahogany undertones, dark berry shades, and rich and dark       pinks with yellow undertones if you have yellowish or olive skin.

Step 6
Choose dark reds with blue undertones, deep plums, any shade of brown, soft sheer pinks and beige      shades, and deep berry shades if you have dark skin tone.

Step 7
Wear lighter and glossier shades if you have thinner lips, as they generally make thin lips appear fuller.       Dark lipsticks will make your thin, small lips even thinner and smaller.

Step 8
Wear darker, matte lipsticks if you have very full lips.

Step 9
Wear deeper, darker or bolder lipstick colors and shades with light eye makeup.

Step 10
Wear a lighter or more neutral lip color to complement heavier eye makeup.

Step 11
Wear lighter and more neutral colors of lipstick with a matte or cream finish during the day (at work, for example), and save your darker, glossier and more dramatic colors for a night on the town.

Up town girl

Friend in Fashion in New York
Friend in Fashion in New York
Friend in Fashion in New York

Yesterday we made the move up town, to New York's Upper West Side. I am totally blown away by this city - it is truly an amazing place, with so many cultures, attractions and the most fabulous sense of style. From riding boots to trench coats, three piece suits to leather mini skirts - New York has it all.

Over the weekend, I also had the pleasure of meeting up with the fabulous Gemma, of Fade to Black. We caught up over a delicious brunch, then spent the remainder of the afternoon thrifting - a gorgeous girl, and a great day.

I've got another few nights of New York to enjoy, before heading off to London. Hopefully flights to Europe are back to normal by the end of the week.

I'm wearing:

Vintage blazer
Jumpsuit - seen here (worn as shirt)
Pants - Urban Outfitters
Glasses - Forever 21


Top ten Benefits of Drinking Green Tea

Top ten Benefits of Drinking Green Tea

1. Green tea can make you younger.
2. Drinking Green tea can reduce the risk of heart diseases and heart attacks.
3. Green tea contributes to the prevention and treatment of radiation damage.
4. Green tea can be used to prevent cancer.
5. Drinking Green tea can suppress and resist virus.
6. Drinking Green tea is good for your skin.
7. Drinking Green tea helps you cool and refresh your brain.
8. Green tea is a kind of diuretic.
9. Green tea can help you lose your weight.
10. Drinking Green tea is good for your teeth and eyes.

Tips For Glowing Skin

The skin is one of the most important organs of our body, it is vital. It provides, inter alia, a protective barrier against the environment because it can ward off bacteria and pathogens, heat and cold. By air pollution, aggressive detergents and other irritants, our skin is exposed to a constant load. Therefore, the skin requires our constant attention and care so that they are healthy and above all be beautiful. And since beauty is well known from the inside, here's the best diet tips specifically for our skin.

First aid for skin:
Who constantly of processed, nutrient-poor diet and high fat foods may not be surprised if the skin takes revenge for it? It is in fact a very sensitive organ, and shows an early stage to miscarriage or malnutrition.

Food as a source of beautiful, youthful skin:
Food is a valuable source of nutrients. Vitamins and minerals circulate in the blood and form the foundation for beautiful skin and hair. True beauty comes from within. Only with a balanced diet, the body can meet what we expect from him every day. This applies to performance and fitness as well as for the beauty. Diversity and balance is the key to the optimal combination of the diet.

With water shortages, encapsulate the skin:
Since the human body consists mainly of water, drinking is especially important. If there is no skin the water, then shrivels them. 1.5 to 2 liters of fluid a day is therefore mandatory for adults, heat or physical activity even more. Most suitable mineral, herbal and fruit teas. Coffee, black and green tea are stimulants and do not serve the fluid intake. The body needs extra water to offset the effect of caffeine on the water.

Vitamin A in fish stabilizes the cell walls:
Our skin requires a variety of vitamins and minerals that are contained in whole grains, fruits and vegetables. Some vitamins and minerals have a special importance for an intact skin. Thus, this vitamin A needs for their permanent formation. This also stabilizes the cell walls and thus ensures a fresh, smooth skin. Egg yolks, fatty fish such as mackerel and salmon are good sources of vitamin A.

The fruit and vegetables:
Fruits and vegetables provide beta-carotene, which the body converts into vitamin A. Much beta-carotene is abundant in intensely colored fruits and vegetables such as carrots, apricots, broccoli, kale and peppers.

Elastic skin with grains and nuts:
Two other vitamins are essential to keep the skin radiant and fresh: Vitamin E strengthens the connective tissue and reduces dehydration of the skin. The skin retains a youthful look. The fat-soluble vitamin E is hiding in grains and nuts, whole grains and therefore are cold-pressed oils rich in vitamin E. Behind the outdated term vitamin B5 pantothenic acid is hidden. It makes skin and hair smooth and gives them elasticity and shine. Pantothenic acid is found in almost all foods, so that the supply of sufficient funds with this vitamin.

Pulses bend skin diseases before:
If the minerals are magnesium, iron and zinc particularly important for the skin. A deficiency leads to rough, dull skin, brittle hair, poorly healing wounds and the tendency to eczema.

Do not give up meat!
Magnesium is found in whole grains and legumes. The best supplier of iron and zinc is meat. While also contain whole grains, fruits and vegetables both minerals, the availability is not optimal.

Tips For- Apply Makeup Primer

primer is one of those beauty secrets that can make a big difference in the look and wear of your makeup. It preps your skin for makeup and creates a smooth base that makeup can adhere well to. If

you’ve tried a foundation that looks fantastic on a friend or a model in a magazine only to be disappointed with the results, using makeup primers can make a big difference. Even if you are happy with the

foundation you are currently using, a layer of cosmetics primer underneath can bring it to a whole new level.

Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you learn how to apply makeup primer:

Step 1: First you will need to use moisturizer. Putting any makeup on top of dry skin usually leads to trouble later in the day. Choose a light moisturizer as heavy creams tend to make primer slide right off your

skin. Be sure to let the moisturizer sit for a few minutes to allow it to be absorbed into your skin.

Step 2: Pump or pour a small amount of the primer into your hand. Dip a damp foundation wedge sponge into the primer and dab it gently onto your face, beginning under your eyes and around your nose. (Note

that some primers are packaged in such a way that you spritz them directly onto your face from the bottle.)

Step 3: Next, add the primer to your forehead, chin, nose, and cheeks.

Step 4: Using the same sponge, blend the primer into your skin. Be sure you cover all areas s evenly as possible, but it’s okay to use a little extra in places where your makeup tends to wear off quickly, such as

in the T-zone or over large pores.

Step 5: Wait a few minutes for your primer to dry before applying foundation and concealer.

Step 6: Most foundation primers aren’t suited for the eyelids, but you can purchase a primer specifically designed for the eyelid. Eyeshadow is often the first makeup to fade during the day. A good eye makeup

primer can help you get much more mileage out of even the cheapest eyeshadows. Just rub some into your eyelids before applying shadow to help your shadow stick to your lids all day.

Once you know how to use makeup primer, you’ll have an extra secret weapon at your disposal to help you achieve the ultimate in your makeup look for your next special occasion.

Latest Ladies Handbag 2010

Fashion is the biggest need of females because it does not matter how old or young they are they love to look unique from others. This article is also about a fashion supply that has become quite necessary for women in very aspect of life. The supply I am going to discuss here is known as handbags. You can say that this item has become the part of women. Wherever they go, they had a handbag with them of different sizes, colors and shapes.

You might be thinking that why females always take handbags with them wherever they go. Well, the answer of this valid question is they want to keep themselves update regarding their makeup and hairstyle and for this they have to put all of their essential make-up kits and hair brush together in a place. For this purpose they use a handbag according to the supplies they are taking with them.

Such handbags are becoming a vital part of fashion and girls use them according to the color of their clothes. In old times, such types of bags were only made up of leather stuff but the demands of people are changing day-by-day and these handbags are also available in different materials like plastic or of thick clothe. Such hand bags are also according to the type of event. For instance, if a girl is going on a date then the bags use for this event is quite small in size and they can contain a small wallet, lipstick or a cell phone. This hand bag is known as Girl's night Out Handbag.

If you are also willing to buy such type of bags then you can search them at different shopping malls. Moreover, if you are allergic of visiting places then simply visit the links given below.

How to attract butterflies to a butterfly house?

I bought a butterfly house, I was wondering how to attact butterfiles to the butterfly house, where should I put it (sun or shade)? I asked my friends about that, and I want to share this with you.

First, you need to paint the butterfly house in bright colors, such as purple, red, yellow and pink. Of course you can put images of flowers in a combination of colors on the butterfly house to attract butterflies' attention.

Second, plant brightly colored flowers, like asters, daisies, zinnias and purple coneflower, provide the perfect place to perch.

Third, put the flowerbed in a sunny location. Butterflies feed in the sun and will frequent gardens in full sun. Consider a butterfly feeder filled with sweet nectar or with decaying fruit. Although it may not be appealing to you, butterflies will swarm to soft fruit as it begins to decay.

Fourth, you need to provide a water source. A shallow saucer provides more than enough water for delicate butterflies. Don't forget to pour water on flat rocks or on stone walkways. Placing your butterfly house near sources of moisture will encourage them to investigate and will increase the chances they'll choose the house for shelter.

Fifth, plant some host plants, butterflies will lay their eggs on these plants. Young caterpillars feed on the foliage when they emerge and may form a chrysalis on the same plant. When butterflies emerge, they are likely to seek shelter in your butterfly house.

What type of jewelry is best for a belly button piercing?

Following is the question: [I guess some persons have the same problem!]

I have had my belly button pierced for 2 years and all of a sudden it's getting itchy and uncomfortable and I think it may have something to do with the jewelry. I honestly don't know what it is, can't be great though cuz it was less than $20. It's beginning to get a little dark (the piercing). If I change the jewelry will that help the darkness go away?

Best Answer which is chosen by voters:
You need to remove your current piercing and retire it:) Let your belly button heal and clean it. Upgrade to a surgical steel belly button ring or 14k gold (Not Plated). ----- I do agree with her!

Other Answers:
Answer 1:
Take the jewelry out and wash the belly button very good with alcohol and q-tips. Use Surgical steel, or Gold for your piercing. Any silver, copper, or the other metals will turn a little and possibly irritate the piercing. ---- In my opinion, this anwer is also very good.

Answer 2:
Try andonized titanium. They are the least allergenic metal. I've had a titanium barbell in my rook for 4 or 5 years now without a problem but the steel ones start to break down much faster. (I'm allergic to nickel in the steel) --- In fact, titanium is a little expensive.

Answer 3:
yeah, it sounds like the jewelry you got wasn't very high grade, you need to be buying jewelry thats made from surgical steel.

New York, New York

Friend in Fashion in New York
Friend in Fashion in New York
Friend in Fashion in New York
Friend in Fashion in New York

Friend in Fashion in New York
Friend in Fashion in New York
21 cities and 8000 miles later, we reach our final stop on our North American adventure - New York City. We arrived this afternoon in Times Square, and I am already blown away by this amazing place. The next 10 days will be filled with sightseeing and shopping. I also hope to catch up with some fabulous New York fashion bloggers, then, off to London, followed by a brief stop-over in Hong Kong.

Travelling across the United States by car has been the adventure of a life-time. I have visited so many great cities and met some amazing people. The last week or so we experienced some great highlights. I absolutely loved Florida - The Keys were spectacular, a picture perfect tropical backdrop and Miami was the perfect place to enjoy some serious fun in the sun!

The Kennedy Space Centre was one of the best attractions I've ever visited and a definite must-see, Myrtle Beach in North Carolina had a great beach culture and Georgetown was a Washington highlight - great food and shopping.

Over the past 6 or so weeks I've had my very first experience of snow, endured rain and hail, sizzled in the the scorching Miami heat and bathed in the glowing Californian sunshine. I have to tell you, packing an accommodating suitcase has been a real challenge.