November 14, 2017 by
Sartorially, we're in a phase where the concept of 'mix and match' is reigning supreme. Modern-day ensembles with a touch of vintage is all over (In a good way, of course), and is clearly having a major fashion moment. So, chin up and take things up a notch by infusing retro and Bohemia with a hint of casual chic. Need assistance to get it right without going over the top? Popular names from the city's fashion fraternity lay down the rules. Take note! “It’s a health mix that's making all the noise right now in the fashion scene. Oversized blazers are back, and throwing them over a well-fitted velvet outfit or pairing a crisp white dress shirt with a flared skirt are certainly winning combinations. While I’m all for playing around with modern and streaks of vintage; going minimal is the key to getting it right,” begins Aswathi Balakrishnan, a fashion influencer. Enthusing the need to keep fabrics and colour combinations in mind while putting together outfits, she adds, “Velvet is a very challenging fabric. You need to play with caution as the material is literally 'out there'. If you’re wearing a velvet bottom wear, stick to solid colours. If you're a tad experimental, make peace with a flowy velvety gown! And, it's always a good idea to team velvet outfits with neutral colours. That aside, linen culottes ( which is again a retro style) look amazing when worn with a laced top or a ruffled crop blouse.” The charming yet edgy vibe of the 70s drew inspiration from raging musical preferences back then. But, the obsession around some of the era's fashion hits are seeing a massive resurgence of late — in 2017. “A lively mash of midi dresses with a gypsy flair has always been a fashion favourite. But, matching it with casual outfits is the flavour of the season.The hippie and Boho fashion, which seeped into the scene back in the '60s but continued throughout the '70s is gaining momentum yet again. If you do not want to go all out with a vintage look, add a chic accouterment - suede belts, tassle earrings, or even a fitted leather jacket over a maxi dress. Works well for a balmy brunch date or a casual day at work,” suggests designer Nagashree Gururaj. Not ready to throw caution to the winds? Then stick to trusty monochrome says fashion blogger Anjalli Sukumaran. “The black and white combination never fails. The easiest way to pull off the look is by sporting a vintage midi skirt with an off shoulder top. Styling a midi skirt with a crop top is an overdone trend that could be replaced with a nice cutout top or a cold shoulder pastel top to add a twist to your outfit,” she states. Clearly, the modern minimalist with an edgy vibe ticks all the boxes this season. But, ensure you take the basics and comfort factor into consideration. “A blingy jumpsuit in the right size, worn with a beige fitted blazer is a safe buy. It's always a nice idea to begin with a basic and breezy look as it's important for the understated elegant charm to be reflected. That’s the appeal you should be channeling, if sporting vintage with a touch of casual chic is on your mind,” signs off Shruti Sarin, a lifestyle influencer.Read more at:http://www.marieprom.co.uk/formal-dresses-uk | http://www.marieprom.co.uk/evening-dresses-uk

November 9, 2017 by
Jason Derulo has made his mark in the world with his music, songwriting and dancing. Now, he has entered the realm of fashion, with his new men’s clothing line, LVL XIII. Pronounced level thirteen, Derulo and designer Antonio Brown have come together to inspire the future of luxury with a unique fashion line that is the perfect balance of high fashion and streetwear. Rolling outcaught up with Derulo and Brown to learn more about the origin and concept of LVL XIII, and how Derulo’s music roots play a part in it. Where did the vision and inspiration of LVL XIII come from? Jason Derulo: It came from experimenting with the materials and interest we have. Like, what does my bathroom look like? What materials do I use in my bedroom? Just kind of bringing our interest into what the line is, and not just going from scratch. Talk about the fusion of streetwear and high fashion. JD: I think it was important to stay true to who we are. We are consumers of high fashion material. It was pretty easy to add the street element because we like that kind of clothing. Merging the two is the perfect blend. When I’m shopping, I [am] constantly looking for the nice balance between looking too dressy and looking too dressed down. What do you want to wear to a club when you want to be super fly but you don’t want to be in dress shoes or look like you’re going to a formal event? But you still want to be upscale. I think this line falls right in that space. Where you want to be a cut above but not too high fashion, where it’s not relatable. Recently, you said you want to have 100 businesses by 2019. Explain that. JD: For me, right now it’s been amazing because I’ve just been investing my money and my time into things I am passionate about. Though I want 100 businesses, it’s not a numbers game. I’m really just putting my time and energy into things I think are incredible, and both things I’m interested in myself. [Like] a gym I would want to go to, [the] food I would want to eat, a protein shake I would want to drink, a vodka I would want to drink. Investing in those kinds of things takes the pressure away from me because at the end of the day at least I can use them. How did technology and social media play a part in the creation of the line? JD: Social media is a part of everything that we’re doing. I’m not the biggest social media head on the planet, so I’m not going to sit here and act like I know everything about social media. But you have to get your product out to the people and people are online all the time. You just have to have a social media element to whatever brand you’re trying to do. Why is design so important to life? Antonio Brown: I think it’s so important to life because clothing has the ability to instill confidence and inspire people. That’s what we do through the brand and through the craftsmanship of the clothes that we create together. We design them to inspire people and to make them feel good and lift their spirits. You’re from Miramar, Florida, and of Haitian descent. How did that influence your music? JD: Musically, I guess you can’t escape your influences. It creeps itself into places where I didn’t necessarily intend it to. My accent will pop out of nowhere. A groove will pop out of nowhere. Or a rhythm will pop out of nowhere just because I was raised a certain way. I was raised in an ultra Haitian household and an ultra Haitian family. It’s not like my parents were super Americanized. My parents spoke Creole and French to me. I only learned French first, then I learned English later on. It’s a big part of my life, so, therefore, it just creeps into my music. At what point in your youth did you realize music would be a part of your life? JD: When I was 4 years old. I knew very early on what I wanted to do. I had a couple hiccups and phases where I thought I was going to be a basketball player. I thought I was going to be a doctor. But those things came and went very [quickly]. What is the greatest lesson you’ve learned working in the music industry? JD: The greatest lesson that I’ve learned is to be yourself. When I was coming out into this industry, I was very young. I was trying to find my way. When you’re young and trying to make it by any means necessary, you get lost in the sauce and I definitely did. At the end of the day, if you just remind yourself, it just makes life a lot easier. It makes life a lot more fun. [Now], I’m very comfortable in my skin.Read more at:prom dresses online | red carpet dresses

November 3, 2017 by
  It's that time of the wholesale halloween costumes year, folks — Halloween is fast approaching. That means you and your partner need to start planning your award-winning costume stat. But if you're anything like me, then that's what you always say, only to be scrambling last minute. Don't be one of those couples who end up going as another pair of lame "sexy" animals and regret it. Instead, why not use Halloween this year as a chance to let loose with a silly couples costume? The truth of Halloween Costumes Outlet the matter is, there are only a few more fleeting years left before you start to get those accusatory sideways glances from middle-aged parents who think anyone over the age of 19 is way too old to be running around acting obnoxious and ruining the holiday for their children. Not that you should really care, but all the more reason to make these next few years of costumes really count. One of the best and most liberating parts of Halloween is that you don't have to take yourself too seriously — making it the perfect opportunity to embrace yo' silly side. Check out these eight costume ideas that will give everyone a good chuckle. 1. qwqfdvdsadf Colonel Sanders And A ChickenSTRAFPGetty Images There's nothing sillier than a Colonel and his chicken. For the person dressing up as the Colonel, go all white, ideally a suit (although a dress shirt and trousers will work) paired with a red apron. Check out this Colonel Sanders costume how-to guide for more inspiration. Then, someone needs to be the chicken. It goes without saying that if you can get your hands on a KFC bucket — new or used — you're golden. Now, if you're looking for a way to really take this costume to the next level, might I also recommend one of you going as a cooked piece of crispy chicken instead of a living one? Perhaps a drumstick? Why not throw on a brown bodysuit and this hat? Still not enough? Then whichever one of you is going as the chicken piece should feel free to throw on a red wig — which represents a squirt of hot sauce, of course. 2. Tom Hanks And Wilson From Cast AwayTim BoyleGetty Images Truly an iconic piece of cinema. This costume pretty much speaks for itself. The only question is who gets to be Wilson? And I'm sure it goes without saying, but don't forget the loincloth, makeshift head wrap, and FedEx box for maximum brownie points. If you really want to get theatrical, then every 10 minutes, you can re-enact Wilson's death in slow motion no matter where you are. Enjoy. 3. Rick And MortyScreenshot Becuase who doesn't love this crazy grandfather-grandson duo? For Rick, you're definitely going to need a mint t-shirt and a white lab coat paired with some khakis. Now, remember, the key to any Halloween costume that stands out is the detail — so don't forget Rick's signature spiky blue hair, some greenish colored barf smears for Ricky, and even a liquor bottle for good measure. And maybe even a mini afro for Morty? Maybe it's just me, but I swear he looks like he has a mini-fro. Throw on a yellow shirt, jeans, and some Keds, and you're ready for some action. 4. EmojisBrian PowellStocksy The hardest part about this costume is choosing only two. If you're looking for something super easy, then you can totally just make face masks on popsicle sticks. For my truly committed couples out there, then please feel free to amp it up with a fancy emoji harness. If you're looking to get really, really elaborate, then how about both of you go as the dancing girls in black… or dare I say, the salsa dancing girls in red? 5. Each OtherKKGASStocksy Another great couple costume idea for those of you looking for something super easy to put together. It's pretty self-explanatory: You throw on the other persons favorite outfit, a tacky wig, and boom — you're ready. Again, if you want to get really silly, then try spending the entire night as the other person and referring to each other as by your name. Sounds like the making of an interesting role play. 6. Animal PalsChelsea VictoriaStocksy This is a great costume idea for couples who totally don't mind sweating up a storm complimentary onesies. You can choose to go as a famous animal duo such as Poo and Tigger, or came up with your own witty pair. Not to mention, Amazon has a surprisingly vast amount of adult onesies just waiting to be ordered. 7. Off-The-Grid HippiesCarles Rodrigo MonzoStocksy  Still not easy enough? You could go as hippies. Just grab some shrubbery (real or fake will do), and wear your underwear on your head like hats. I guess the convenient thing about this couples costume is as soon as the clock strikes midnight and things start to turn up, you can just drop your sticks and resume your usual identities. No crazy smudged makeup or glitter chunks to get in your eyes mid-twerk. 8. NewlywedsViktor SolominStocksy Really want to give your friends a fright? How about dressing up as newlyweds? After all, there's nothing scarier than a young couple's imminent divorce. Plus, getting your hands on some costume bridal-wear is totally doable in a crunch. If you want to go the classy, more endearing route, you could grab a real flower bouquet and use a couple flowers and some bobby pins to make a hairpiece. Check out the entire Gen Why series and other videos on Facebook and the Bustle app across Apple TV, Roku, and Amazon Fire TV.

November 3, 2017 by
  Six years after Tessemae's Sexy Clubwear sold its first bottle of lemon-garlic salad dressing at the Whole Foods in Annapolis, the Essex-based "all natural" brand is attracting attention from national grocers, hotel chains, fast-casual eateries and even reality TV producers. The three brothers Wholesale Babydoll Lingerie from Annapolis who run the company have long been convinced they have a winning lineup. The dressings, ketchup, mustard, garlic spread, marinades, and now mayonnaise, all grew out of an olive oil-based homemade dressing their mom — nicknamed "Tessemae" — made to get her kids to eat vegetables. The past year alone has more than validated the company's business plan, said CEO Greg Vetter. Sales have shot up from $25 million a year ago, though the company declined to disclose anticipated 2015 revenue because it is negotiating a possible investment partnership. "We qwqfdvdsadf just completely went at it full steam ahead," Vetter said. After getting its start selling dressing in 2009 in several Whole Foods stores, Tessemae's products were picked up nationally by Safeway. About a year ago, Costco launched the company's soy ginger flavor dressing in an economy size. Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore SunThe company's all-natural salad dressings sold at Whole Foods, Safeway and, soon, CostcoThe company's all-natural salad dressings sold at Whole Foods, Safeway and, soon, CostcoThe company has since gained an even stronger foothold through both national and regional grocers. The list has grown to include Kroger, The Fresh Market, Weis Markets, Wegmans, and regional grocers Gelson's in Southern California and H-E-B Grocery Stores and Brookshire's Food & Pharmacy in Texas. At Courtyard by Marriott hotels, Tessemae's "Classic French" flavor dresses the hotel chain's hummus bowl dish. Tessemae's says its products are striking a chord with consumers moving toward healthier diets and seeking "all-natural" products. The salad dressings use no thickening agents and are gluten-free. Running its own manufacturing plant allows the company to try new ideas and closely mange quality control and delivery, Vetter said. "We are at a perfect time with the market in general," Vetter said. "Everyone is looking for really good, real food. And that's such a rare thing right now. We're seeing there's a shift to people starting to care about what's in their products." For Vetter and his brothers — Brian Vetter, executive vice president of nonretail sales, and Matt Vetter, executive vice president of operations — opportunities such as Marriott represent the next frontier. "Response has been great, which might lead to other collaborations," said Nina Herrera-Davila, a Marriott spokeswoman, who said the dressing is used on a seasonal dish with ingredients such as spinach, hummus, cucumbers, avocado and olives. "The Courtyard team is extremely happy about the relationship with the local vendor." Tessemae's has invested in equipment that will allow it to produce and package small portions of dressings and condiments, enabling them to be combined with vegetable platters or other items through partnerships with other manufacturers. In addition, Brian Vetter is pursuing customers such as Marriott, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Chick-fil-A, and institutions such as airports, universities and cafeterias. Tessemae's also hopes to replace condiments made by Heinz at M&T Bank Stadium with its own. "Especially since Heinz is from Pittsburgh," Greg Vetter said. Future growth also could be fueled by a partnership the company is working on finalizing that would bring an investment from a "notable brand," Greg Vetter said. He said it is not a sale or majority stake. "We're just kind of trying to align ourselves with really good brands that know how to grow really good brands," he said. Vetter, who used to worked as an employee benefits broker in Annapolis and played professional lacrosse for the Chesapeake Bayhawks, started the company after throwing out a challenge to his mother, Teresa Vetter. He asked her to go into business with him if he could get Whole Foods to sell her dressing. She agreed, thinking it would never happen. A meeting with a store manager who tried the recipe won Vetter a regional review, then a chance to become a vendor. The retailer has been expanding its Tessemae's offerings, and notified Vetter recently that it plans to sell all 21 products, including dressings and condiments, at its stores throughout North America. Selections of 14 dressings are sold now in all 44 Whole Foods stores in the Mid-Atlantic region. Those stores are working with the company to add its barbecue sauce and mayonnaise by the end of the summer. "We've seen solid, sustainable growth … and have been comfortable growing their lines to all the stores," said Lee Robinson, Whole Foods' dairy and frozen buyer for the Mid-Atlantic. He said the dressing maker often sends people out to do in-store demos, which helps build the brand. "They're great ambassadors for themselves, and they've grown the consumer base by making connections," Robinson said. And they offer an alternative that's not only gluten free, but dairy free, Paleo, vegan, free of genetically modified organisms and has no added sugar, which, he said, "our consumers are interested in, and as a company we like to support." Wegmans plans to start carrying Tessemae's dressings in about a month in all Maryland and Virginia stores along with its refrigerated natural and organic products, though the chain is still deciding which varieties — at least four — to sell. "It has all of the attributes that we know appeal to our customers, but the two that stand out for us are: It's local, fresh [refrigerated], and their flavor profiles are unique and interesting," said Jo Natale, a Wegmans spokeswoman. Another big break for Tessemae's came recently when Kroger agreed to carry eight dressing flavors and roll them out to 2,100 stores. Vetter recalls going to a meeting with Kroger executives earlier this year with a strategy: aiming to get the products in only the highest-volume stores. Typically, he said, retailers judge a products' success based on overall sales, which can be hurt by the sales at lower-volume locations. But instead, he was surprised that Kroger representatives were the ones making the pitch. "They proceeded to sell us on why the country needs our dressings in 95 percent of the Krogers in the country," Vetter said. Doug Baker, vice president of private brands for the Washington-based Food Marketing Institute, said it's not surprising the dressing maker has had a warm reception from so many grocers. "Retailers are looking for companies like Tessemae's," Baker said. "As consumers continue to embrace private brands and trust private brands, that also allows the retailers to innovate." Consumers' tastes are shifting, too, he said. They want to easily understand ingredients, specific health attributes, or unique flavors or varieties. Tessemae's, with headquarters and a plant in Essex, now employs about 150 full- and part-time workers and gets help from the extended family as well. Mom Teresa Vetter contributes as official taste-tester, while their father is director of "good karma." Greg Vetter's wife works on branding, and "everyone else is in a support role," he said. The dynamics of growing a family-run business that prides itself on an unconventional operation could soon be the subject of reality TV, Vetter said. Last summer, he and his brothers were approached by an agency that creates such concepts. The business owners are negotiating with two networks, he said. "It's a matter of everyone coming to the table with an agreed-upon format," then filming a pilot for a show that could start in the fall, said Vetter, who declined to disclose the networks. "The overarching theme is about the Tessemae's story and us trying to change the food world in an unconventional way, and the highs and the lows and all the fun stuff that comes from operating your own brand and manufacturing company.

November 3, 2017 by
  The Indian festival of Diwali will corsets wholesale be celebrated by millions across the country this month. You can expect to see long gown dress lots of fireworks lighting up the sky, as the celebration marks the triumph of light over darkness. Families will light candles, otherwise known as divas or diyas, and food and gifts will be exchanged with loved ones. When is Diwali? qwqfdvdsadf Diwali falls on a different date every year as the celebration is set according to the position of the Moon. It is based on the Hindu lunar calendar, called Tithi, which calculates events on the Moon's rotation around Earth. Although Diwali is traditionally considered a Hindu festival it is celebrated by other faiths too. It is often marked with street parties and firework displays. This year Diwali will fall on Thursday, October 19. What is Diwali? Diwali is a celebration of light and traditionally relates to the legend of Prince Rama and his wife Princess Sita. According to folklore, the pair were banished from their kingdom for 14 years by Rama's stepmother. The couple went to live in the forest not knowing that a feared king with 20 arms and 10 heads lived there. The king, called Ravana, kidnapped the princess, but Sita left a trail of jewellery for Rama to find her. The prince enlisted the help of the monkey king Hanuman to find his beloved wife, with messages sent to all the monkeys in the kingdom and passed on to the bears too. After a long search Rama found Sita and killed Ravana. The couple travelled back to their homeland and everyone lit up oil lamps to guide them along the way and welcome them home. Diwali also honours Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth. How is it celebrated? Fireworks are set off to celebrate the legend and signify the return of the Prince and Princess. People also light traditional earthenware oil lamps which are believed to help guide Lakshmi find her way into people's homes. People will also create rangoli artworks which are patterns created using coloured rice or powder. The most popular pattern is the lotus flower as Lakshmi was often pictured either sitting on one or holding a lotus. Families and friends share sweets, dried fruit and gifts, and many give food and goods to those who are less fortunate and in need.