Spring 2019 is around the corner, and it is time to start looking out for the newest clothing styles to wear this year.
For this spring oversized hats will be in:
“If you so much as glanced at your Instagram feed last summer, you no doubt spotted a Jacquemus La Bomba hat. Now entirely synonymous with SS18, it seems brands are vying for similar cult status next season by producing their own delicious incarnations that we already can’t get enough of. Spotted at: Rejina Pyo (left), Xiao Li (centre), Yuhan Wang/East (right), Ryan Lo and Simone Rocha”
THE OSCARS 2019 SHOULD GO TO …… -THIS IS MY -Dr. Castro- OPINION ….
I think that Melissa McCarthy should win the Oscars 2019 for best actress in a movie that doesn’t have the best screen play. A movie were the topic and theme are overrated. I personally love the movie, yes, but NOT for an Oscar, however, McCarthy should win the prize. She deserves it. She is the best among the nominees.
This doesn’t mean that I don’t like Glenn Close. In fact, I adore her, but, her acting in this movie “The Wife” was one of her worst, or better said yet, the only movie I have seen her act really poorly, compared to many others were she has been brilliant. But we all know that the Oscars are politics and favoritisms and the “why we haven’t given an Oscar to Glenn Close before? She deserves one now”
Now, do not let me start talking about Yalitzia Aparicio. She doesn’t deserve to be among the nominees for Best Leading actress. It is a gross disparity to put her with Glenn Close, McCarthy, Lady Gaga and Olivia Colman. However, I truly think that she -Yalitzia Aparicio- should win for BEST NEW ACTRESS nomination and win the Oscar prize. She is great and I think she is going to have a great future in Hollywood should she pursue the acting career. I wish her the best.
MY FAVORITE MOVIE TO WIN: ROMA Definitely, hands down!
My favorite BEST SONG: SHALLOW by Lady Gaga
This song HAS to win. The lyrics, the musical notes, the orchestra, the musical direction, Lady Gaga’s singing and interpretation, the soul of the song is in it and in me. Oh man, IT HAS TO WIN. It is a great musical piece of art!
I am sure that most of the actresses today will be wearing completely bespoke dresses designed specifically for them by top designers. They are already showing off how good they look at the different luncheons, gatherings and interviews they have had previous tonight’s Oscars!
The Oscars 2019 nominations, announced on January 22, largely mirrored this year’s awards season. Roma and The Favourite lead the pack, with 10 nominations each and featuring in the major categories. Both are up for Best Picture, along with Green Book, Vice, A Star Is Born, BlackkKlansman, Black Panther and Bohemian Rhapsody.
The big acting prizes see Olivia Colman (for The Favourite), Lady Gaga (for A Star Is Born), Melissa McCarthy (for Can You Ever Forgive Me?), Glenn Close (for The Wife) and Yalitza Aparicio (for Roma) nominated, and Christian Bale (for Vice), Bradley Cooper (for A Star Is Born), Willem Dafoe (for At Eternity’s Gate), Rami Malek (for Bohemian Rhapsody) and Viggo Mortensen (for Green Book) receiving Best Actor nods.
BEST SUPPORTING CATEGORIES
In the supporting categories, Amy Adams (for Vice), Emma Stone (for The Favourite), Rachel Weisz (for The Favourite), Marina De Tavira (for Roma) and Regina King (for If Beale Street Could Talk) will go head to head for Best Supporting Actress, while Mahershala Ali (for Green Book), Richard E Grant (for Can You Ever Forgive Me?), Adam Driver (for Blackkklansman), Sam Rockwell (for Vice) and Sam Elliott (for A Star Is Born) are nominated for Best Supporting Actor.
BEST ORIGINAL SONG
For Best Original Song, “The Place Where Lost Things Go” (Mary Poppins Returns), “Shallow” (A Star Is Born), “All the Stars” (Black Panther), “When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings” (The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs) and “I’ll Fight” (RBG) are all nominees.
As with this year’s BAFTA and Golden Globe nominations, there is a notable absence of women on the Best Director list. Alfonso Cuaron for Roma, Spike Lee for BlacKkKlansman, Adam McKay for Vice, Yorgos Lanthimos for The Favourite, and Pawel Pawlikowski for Cold War make up this year’s nominees.
Shoes are a design statement, pieces of art: e.g. Manolo Blahnik, Prada, Jimmy Choo, and of course, my favorite, Chris Louboutin. At their best, they are a design statement, pieces of art almost.
The classic Louboutin style is the Pigalle, which is basically a very sophisticated pointed pump. It rarely goes on sale around the world, even the seasonal colours usually sell out long before the sale even begins and if you’re after the nude or black, expect the prices to go up almost year on year.
Not all Chris Louboutin’s are high heels. He has created divine Velvet Venetian Loafers that are chic and comfortable.
In my opinion, Christian Louboutin’s are the most luxurious and alluring shoes in the world. Their elegance makes any woman’s legs look like a piece of art, sensual and attractive, giving the whole body that look of independence and power any modern woman loves to wear. A fetching combination!
Rival forecaster LMC Automotive predicts a steady decline in Tesla’s share of an exploding electric-car market over the next decade, from today’s 12.3 percent to 2.8 percent, even as its absolute sales continue to rise.
The Germans’ combined market share will surpass Tesla’s to reach 11.8 percent in 2020 before increasing further to about 19 percent three years later, according to its projections.
The new Mercedes, due to reach its first customers next year, will be priced close to the fuel-burning GLC to compete in the same bracket as Tesla’s $49,000 Model 3, helped by its hotter-selling SUV form.
An affordable Model Y SUV is slated to join Tesla’s high-end Model X crossover and Model S car, but not before 2020-21.
My favorite car: Lamborghini. All models, Aventador, Huracán, Gallardo, Murcielago. Just love it!
Congratulations to Ula, a great blogger here in Wordpress, who motivates, knows beauty, travel, good food and a good life. I wish the best for you and your husband: a forever loving marriage full of prosperity and health.
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Depression does not discriminate and comes without warning. RIP Kate Spade. Love to her family. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
ELEGANT HANDBAG NEW YORK STYLE
Born Katherine Noel Brosnahan, the Kansas City, Missouri, native was a former accessories editor at the now-closed Mademoiselle magazine before she and Andy Spade launched their namesake design company, Kate Spade New York, in 1993. The couple married the following year.
They began by selling handbags before expanding to include clothing, jewelry, bedding, leg wear and fragrances.
The brand grew into a fashion empire, known for accessories that offered affordable luxury to younger working women. Her brightly colored, clean-lined style offered a spunky take on fashion at time when luxury handbags were out of reach to most consumers, and the industry was dominated by venerable European brands.
The most famous Asscher-cut diamond of them all was worn by screen legend Elizabeth Taylor. The 33.19-carat Krupp diamond (now more commonly known as the Elizabeth Taylor diamond) was bought for the actress by Richard Burton in 1968 for $ 305,000 USD
On Elizabeth Taylor’s passing, the Krupp Diamond was put up for auction by Christie’s. It sold for an astonishing sum of $8,818,500 to its new owners, South Korea conglomerate The E-Land Group, which owns retail malls, theme parks, restaurants, and other businesses.
The Asscher cut is named after its creator Joseph Asscher who developed it at the start the Art Deco movement in the early 20th century. As owner of the Amsterdam-based Asscher Diamond Company, Joseph was also commissioned by King Edward VII to cut the enormous 3,106-carat Cullinan diamond for the Crown Jewels. The company was later granted a royal title by the Queen of Holland and is today known as The Royal Asscher Diamond Company. —-The Jewellery Editor
THIS IS HOW DIAMONDS ARE MADE.
CLEAVING A DIAMOND
Since diamonds are made of the hardest material in the world, only a diamond can be used to mechanically cut another diamond. Lasers are another alternative but their uses are largely limited to the cleaving and bruting purposes.
CUTTING AND POLISHING A DIAMOND
Usually, the tools used in the workshop consist of diamond-bladed edges or discs that are lined in diamond dust.
The actual process of how diamonds are cut and polished can be broken down into five steps: planning, cleaving, bruting, polishing and inspecting.