Sunday, June 26, 2016

Asian Designs are the newest Haute Couture Fashion Craze!

[Rihanna by journaldesfemmes]
When Rihanna stuns everyone at the Met Gala last year wearing the epic yellow cape dress Guo Pei made for her, the fashion world echoed her name among the who’s who in the fashion world.   Guo Pei’s creations were compared from the likes of Alexander McQueen, Coco Chanel and the other big names in the haute couture industry.
[Guo Pei: image from new York  times]
The 48–year old Beijing born designer has been designing ensembles for big Asian superstars like Li Bingbing and Zhang Ziyi. Exploiting and exploring her passion in fairytales and the rich cultural history of her motherland China, Pei was so much into the rich magical and fantastic oriental themes on her creations. So grandeur in fact one of her exquisitely made gowns was being exhibited at the Met.
[Magnificent Gold: image by 10magazine]
Her design dubbed ‘Magnificent Gold’ was so enormous; it needed to be enshrined in a single room to let the gown details in full view. Another of her epic creation she called ‘Blue & Porcelain’ was inspired by the versatility and intricacy of China porcelain creations which apparently took 10,000 hours to make and complete.

Watch Guo Pei creations come alive on the catwalk during the Fashion Channel’s Haute Couture Spring Summer 2016 Collection.


Saturday, June 18, 2016

Orlando: Surviving a Dawn of Terror

[photo by timedotcom]

Terror at Pulse.
In the wee hours of the morning of June 12, 2016, the world wakes up to the face of one of America's worst senseless crime. Pulse was a nightspot meant for happy events that turned into a carnage spot for 49 people and seriously wounding 53 individuals with gunshot wounds from a lone gunman whose fanaticism and allegiance support to the Islamist terror group ISIS made him the villain of America's worst mass shooting. At 29, Omar Mateen have etched his name in blood through the pages of both American and world history.

The guilt of feeling lucky to be alive is heavy.
How would you be able to be grateful and tell everyone:" I am lucky to have survived a  terrorist attack!" When all you can see in your thoughts are the bloody faces of those people with you on that very unfortunate dawn of June 12, 2016. How will the victims recover from the trauma when every time they close their eyes, they can only see terror over and over again. These were the shared feeling of those who have survived that moment of terror
Accounts of the crime reveals unthinkable scenarios. Here are some of how the survivors have recounted their horrific ordeals:

Patience Carter recalled and describing the odd feeling as:  "Wanting to smile about surviving but not sure if  the people around you are ready." She further expressed, telling, "I feel guilty about screaming about my legs in pain because I could feel nothing like the other forty nine who weren't so lucky to feel this pain of mine. I never thought in a million years that this could not happen. That my eyes could witness something so tragic. Looking at the souls leaving the bodies of individuals. The guilt of feeling lucky to be alive is heavy when you lay beside individuals whose lives were brutally taken."

Demetrice Naulings has this to say "When you talk to your, you know his mama and you have to tell her... that 'your son didn't come with me,' and the first thing the mother says is, Metri, tell me where my baby is?' He later described the feeling as: "Its like the weight of the ocean walls are crushing uncontrolled."

Angel Colon recalled, "I look over and he shoots the girl next to me. And I'm just there laying down. I'm thinking, I'm next. I'm dead." I don't feel pain but I just feel... all these blood on me, from myself, from my other people.

Jeannette McCoy asked herself the question of why, why am I here? And why they're not?"

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Simple Going Green Lifestyles for Sustainable Living

With all the pollutants and diseases that makes a body sick and malnourished, the need for a renewable ‘element’ to make a body nourish and sustain life to health and live longer and happy. Thus, the quest for the best alternative way to primarily sustain the body was nourishment by way of healthy eating habits and lifestyles. One of the best ways to a healthy living is nourishing the body with going green and natural living habits.  But, many people has proven that going green habits will not only make the body healthy and fit but can also make one’s life financially sustainable .  Read on and find out why going green lifestyles was a very sustainable system of living.

Adopting a vegan lifestyle.  Going green and adopting a vegan way of life was not only healthy but inhibit a positive way of live by eating only green food and sustaining vegetation by practicing  sustainability and steady going back to nature’s bounty. Eating plant based produce like vegetables, fruits, grains and nuts instead of going on a meat, fish, poultry and dairy diet.  Economically, averting meat consumption which was often a luxury not only eases out budgetary measures but likewise  contribute to one’s financial freedom.

Growing your own organic produce. Although not directly conclusive many research studies have attested that organically grown food has more power packed nutrients needed by the body than conventionally grown produce. But due to commercialism, packaging and marketing, organic food produce on the groceries are pricey and rocket high expensive.  But, growing your own produce will not only give you a ready supply of fresh food.  Growing your own organic garden can likewise cut your food expenses hundreds if not thousands to millions of dollars on your budget.  For healthy food not only nourish and make the body healthy  but can somehow dismiss or lessen  health threats from bacteria and chemical exposure on pesticides from conventionally  grown produce once they affect your bodily system.
Back to basic (B2B) lifestyle. Consider living in a nomadic-style habit. The simplicity on the way the so-called rainbow people live was far less inexpensive and financially enriching.  We all know that food, lodging, travel and accommodation expenses are those expenses that claim huge chunks in anybody’s budget.  However, it does not necessarily mean that you live on the streets and do all what homeless and vagabonds do on the road. There was far more fun, self fulfillment and realization that occasional nomandic wandering can do to one’s self.  In this era where housesitting and b2b living Weather you plan for some occasional or getting into the thrills of your outdoor fun adventure living hobby, the simple outdoor life offers not only fun adventures but an alternative in saving from the often expensive and costly city lifestyle.  Backpack outdoor adventure living not only teaches one how to be independently sufficient but offers life self-sufficient alternatives  as it open windows to life’s awesome realities. Travel light, Travel and experience to live like a nomad. Travel with less amenities and pompous habits and discover your full capacity not only as a person but as a person who value  and utilizes what Mother Nature and the world has to offer in the most inexpensive and simplest way.

Consider intentional commune living. In many countries all over the world, intentional living has been a popular choice of community living.  Due to its rigid selection criteria, membership into an intentional or fellowship community may be a bit strict and listing have somewhat be restrictive to consist only a chosen few or provisional basis which sometimes require terms of occupancy and periods of living. A typical intentional community is a self-sustaining enclave and governance where much of the means of living existence were sustained and/or subsidized among its members. Green living, cooperation, sharing, recycling, use of indigenous materials were some of the most common ways and means on how this type of community exist.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Venmo: Let's Have a Date! Yours or Mine?

Venmo was a mini app designed to facilitate online financial transactions between two individuals on the net. Something like PayPal,Skill, Moneybookers, etc but NOT quite. One can find and bump into the Venmo app in most popular social media networks like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Venmo is a very handy app that goes well with people who's  into sharing a lot in their lives. Not only their social media moments and a peek into into their social lives, Venmo seals and act as the pact to people's various activities and endeavors together or collectively in consensus. Things like:  Who's gonna pay the pizza? Who's gonna cash on the gas bill? Who's gonna pay for the room service? These and all are the reasons why Venmo make a blast and a sound idea to get everyone's concern to chip and share and presto! Everyone will have their share and piece of the cake in as easy as ABC.

But much more beyond those messages and captions on the images or the emoticons and emojis that  comes along as particulars to the bill on other dimensions other than just chipping and sharing on the bills, a more revealing journey to the escapades and the mere just hanging out moments goes into something deep and a  little bit extraordinary. Yes, Venmo could pave way for others to discover your awesome life happenings, events and even relationships! But who cares, life is every moment worth cherishing and worth SHARING with. Enjoy life and, spread the love and share it to the world!