Thursday , 28 October 2021

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Loren Ridinger Honored with Haute Living’s ‘Woman of Substance, Woman of the Year’ Award


Woman of Substance Award: Haute Living Magazine Internet mogul Loren Ridinger, creator of the award-winning Motives Cosmetics makeup collection, was named Haute Living Miami’s “Woman of Substance, Woman of the Year” for 2013. The prestigious Magazine recognizes Women of Substance, chosen for their outstanding qualities in leadership, business, and philanthropic work. “I am so honored to receive Haute Living Miami’s 2013 Woman of Substance, Woman of the Year Award,” Ridinger said. “To me, this award is about being able to inspire, influence and empower everyone to make an impact and to live life to their fullest potential. It is one …

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Gratitude is the best Attitude


Gratitude is the best Attitude Is it just me — or is this year going by really, really, REALLY FAST? I can hardly believe there are only few more weeks left until 2014. Almost time to start setting new goals and strategic planning for the New Year. Before we do that, I think this is the perfect opportunity to carve out some time to be grateful for what we have accomplished. Even if you didn’t quite hit your destination, still you are not where you were at the beginning of this year. Be grateful, reflect on what you did accomplish, …

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The Jaw-Dropping Photography of Kirsty Mitchell


I came across this wonderful photographic treat and could not wait to share with you. UK photographer Kirsty Mitchell started working on this stunning series of photographs as a tribute to her mother who had recently passed away. Of course you know I love the costume and set design part of it, she does have a background in fashion design and costume making. The final product is simply breathtaking! These images have a storybook quality that lets your imagination wander, and even invites you to project your own stories into. To learn more about her Mitchell’s work check out her website …

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A Century of Brides by Fashion Illustrator Carlos Marrero


Earlier this year I was asked by The Hamilton Group to design 2 fashion illustration images of brides through the decades. A Century of Brides by Carlos Marrero I wanted to share a couple of the images with you guys and see what you thought of them. Which one is your favorite, the 30’s or the 50’s bride? Which dress would you imagine yourself in, the seductive 30’s or the princess 50’s? To see more of my work click here    

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Illustrator collaborates with her 4-year old daughter


“I wish I could have an assistant to help me finish this project!” Or “I wish I had another set of hands!” Those are two familiar sentences that I say at least once a day. But because my style of illustration I have to do it all myself. Yesterday I stumbled upon a story of an artist that decided to embrace a little help with great results. Source: Illustrator, graphic artist, and mom, Mica Angela Hendricks, gave in to her daughter’s plea of wanting to share her mother’s sketchbook. After starting a few pieces, she let her daughter add …

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Controversy Over Kmart’s Joe Boxer Commercial, really?


This “Show Your Joe” ad was created to promote Kmart’s holiday-themed Joe Boxer apparel line, but not all customers responded to the ad with holiday cheer.  I like the new commercial, in this day and age it’s hard to find something on TV that makes you laugh! People are too uptight these days, can we just have a sense of humor? Other viewers have their undies in a bunch calling it: ‘Brash, Ugly and Disgustingly Uncaring’ Do you think Kmart’s “Show Your Joe” ad is funny or too much?  

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Pasta lovers rejoice!


Pasta is what’s for dinner! My friend and business colleague, David Nekava, posted on social media about finding a black bean pasta that has loads of protein and fiber, without many of the nutritional downfalls of semolina pasta. It sounded too good to be true, but I’m an open minded individual and respect David’s knowledge in nutrition, since he is a trainer and looks amazing. I went ahead an ordered the Organic Black Bean Spaghetti Low fat Organic Gluten free Vegan Kosher The Spaghetti provides 27% daily value of protein, 48% of daily value of fiber and 36% daily value …

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Real men vs Underwear models


Real men vs. underwear models We hear it all the time… “Real women” don’t look like the skinny beauties that grace the catwalk.” “Women can’t live up to those idealized standards” “We should have more “normal looking women” in the pages of hi-gloss fashion magazines.” “I’ll never look like the women with beautiful bodies in the glossy magazines” But what about us men? Do “real men” look like the sexy male models on the catwalk, or better yet… Underwear ads? It can be easy to forget that men are often under the same kind of standards. In this photo series …

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Procrastination – Stop Putting Life Off – Part V – Eliminate Distractions


Distractions are probably the most common thing that keeps us in procrastination mode. In order to get things done, we have to focus! Facebook, Twitter, or any kind of social media, television, your kids, all can be major sources of distraction. Social media is important but we don’t have to be consumed by it when we’re getting into “making things happen” mode. Distractions are like energy vampires that suck away your focus. When you eliminate these distractions things start falling into place! Here are some ideas I’ve found to eliminate distractions and really focus on a task: Be mindful of …

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Touching Homeless Veteran Time-lapse Transformation


I wanted to share this incredible transformation in honor of Veteran’s Day. U.S. Army veteran Jim Wolf has struggled with poverty, homelessness, and alcoholism for many years, in September he decided to undergo a Physical transformation for Degage ministries, a charity that aims to help veterans who have fallen on hard times. The result will leave you speechless! Jim is almost unrecognizable at the end after receiving a haircut, beard trim, and new clothes. He is now scheduled to have his own housing and is attending alcoholics anonymous meetings for the first time ever. “The makeover, which included a haircut, …

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