Posted on 24 October 2010
The engagement ring or the wedding ring is more than just a piece of jewelery. It is worn to symbolize commitment and love of a couple. For a women, an engagement ring is the best gift that she can expect from her would-be husband. And when this engagement ring gets replaced by the wedding ring, it becomes all the more evident that you are married and committed to your partner. By wearing an engagement ring or an wedding ring, a promise is sealed in stone, so as to tell the world that the person has made a commitment to someone else. Just like a Read the full story
Posted on 24 October 2010
High living has always been associated with the use of perfumes. In the old days with royalty people espousing the need for fragrances, the bourgeois society soon followed.
Perfumes from natural odorants like sandalwood or musk were preferred. In today’s world due to illegal trafficking and species endangerment, natural odorants are replaced by synthetic aromatics. Both have their advantages and disadvantages. Aromas like musk from natural ingredients are extremely complex and have been impossible to imitate through synthetic aromatics like Read the full story
Posted on 02 October 2010
It has rightly been said by fashion gurus that year 2010 is and will continue to be an interesting and exciting year for fashion. With the end of the global financial crisis and recession trend, an upheaval in the fashion world was seen in the beginning of the year and this is continuing. In all the fashion shows that have taken place so far, a new standard of fashion rise up is seen. The latest trends in women fashion 2010 have been inspired by yesteryear’s classic styles with a dash of sex, skin, colors, and embellishments and of course attitude and Read the full story
Posted on 23 September 2009
Mary Quant ran a popular clothes shop in the Kings Road, Chelsea, London called Bazaar, from which she sold her own designs. In the late 1950s she began experimenting with shorter skirts, which resulted in the miniskirt in 1965-one of the defining fashions of the decade.
Owing to Quant’s position in the heart of fashionable “Swinging London”, the miniskirt was able to spread beyond a simple street fashion into a Read the full story
Posted on 24 November 2008
A survey has found that underage drinkers consume more than 175 million drinks a year. Photo posed by models\\Munchkin Management. Photo: Rodger Cummins
Australia’s underage drinkers consume more than 175 million drinks a year and feed $107 million directly into government coffers, according to a new report highlighting “alarming” rates of illegal alcohol consumption.
Specialists from the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre say their findings show “getting pissed” is still a firm priority for young Australians – but the money they spend on drinks is doing nothing to help curb the problem.
“We’ve shown teenage drinking is a big money spinner for the government,” said Dr Christopher Doran, lead author of the study in the Read the full story