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Dressing Up The Disabled: Fashion Spreads Its Wings

Dressing Up The DisabledIn Australia, a school has taken dressing up the disabled quite literally. According to The Telegraph, Ramco Primary School stirred an outrage after their “dress like a disabled person” event. Although the proceeds are for a good cause, the dress-up day was organised in poor taste. For disability advocates, there are other ways on how the school should have conducted inspirational activities for the people with disabilities.

Over the years, we’ve seen how some people have disguised themselves as people with disabilities (PWDs) during Halloween parties. In fact, using oxygen masks and wheelchairs has become a fashion statement, especially to the rich and famous. This is just outright insensitive and offensive. Dressing up the disabled is a huge undertaking and should not be taken as a joke.

Dressing Up The Disabled: Fashion Spreads Its Wings

People with physical and mental impairments, like the Japanese amputee artist Mari Katayama, use dressing aids and equipment that assist them when dressing up. Examples are sock aids, button hooks, zip extenders and dressing sticks. But if you want fashion to spread its wings upon them, there is a clothing line that makes dressing up the disabled a lot easier.

Independence Day Clothing, the company that specifically caters disabled kids and adults, is the idea of Lauren Thierry. You probably have heard her name as she was a news anchor for CNN. Since Thierry has a son with autism, she knows too well how laborious it is to put on clothes on PWDs. She then decided to put up this clothing line.

Thierry’s company produces clothes that are not only fashionable, but are also comfortable and easy to wear. The clothes and dresses do not have zippers, seams, buttons and even laces. These can also be worn in any way as the inside and outside of the garments look the same.

Another business called Buck & Buck specialises in disability clothing. They have various clothing styles depending on the person’s capacity to dress himself or herself. For women, Buck & Buck offers cut float dresses that are ideal for those in wheelchairs; pull on, side zip and back flap slacks; adaptive dresses and a whole lot more. While for the gents, they have waterproof fleece and ponchos, snap back undershirts and open back shirts.

In dressing up the disabled, there are available fashionable clothes that do not sacrifice its comfort and functionality. Kudos to Buck & Buck and Independence Day Clothing!

How to Hold Yourself Gracefully on Prom Night

Hold yourself Gracefully On Prom NightYour prom night is probably one of the most important and unforgettable events in your high school life. For the ladies, this would mean getting the perfect stilettos, clutch bag, dress and prom date. As intricate and taxing as it may sound, your prom night deserves an all-out effort for you to have an awesome time. However, one should not forget that how you hold yourself gracefully on prom night is also an important aspect of this event. Getting poised for the perfect prom involves maintaining a good posture. You can consult a chiropractor about posture to pull off that flawless look. Get the chiropractic difference by visiting the nearest chiropractor.

How To Hold Yourself Gracefully On Prom Night

After spending months and months picking the right dress and accessories for that magical night, it only seems right that you hold gracefully on prom night so that all of your hard work won’t go to waste. Here are some tips on how to exude confidence and grace on your prom night.

  • Ready your skin ahead of time.

According to the adage, we should be confident in our skin. We suggest that the girls practice a proper skin care regimen weeks before your prom night. In doing so, pimple breakout on your face and on the back will be set right. If you are inclined to try a new skin care product, do it in advance to see whether it suits your skin type or not. We do not want negative reactions to show just a day before your prom.

  • Always smile.

Now, some online forums might suggest that you practice your smile. There’s nothing wrong about it. That said, you’ll look more comfortable and graceful if you will let your smile show naturally. To achieve that picture-perfect smile, you can use whitening strips for your teeth. Using lipsticks with red and pink hues will make your teeth appear whiter.

  • If you don’t have a date, don’t fret about it.

Girls who don’t have prom dates are basically the ones who don’t feel confident about themselves, at all. It is time to break out from self-pity, sister! Don’t get upset about going to the prom by yourself. You don’t need a date to hold yourself gracefully on prom night. Be with your friends, have fun, and show to the world that you can still look poised in the absence of man candy.

The Most Expensive Prom Dresses Ever

We take so much consideration when buying a prom dress. It is because we want to shine our beauty all over the night. How our dress looks like give us the confidence how we will act at the prom. Some girls purchase dresses encrusted with jewels so they would have an stunning and elegant look at their special night. These kind of dresses ranges in higher prices and only suitable for someone who can afford it and who wants the best dress for their prom.

Most Expensive Prom Dresses Ever

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There’s a lot of expensive prom dresses varies from different famous brand. If Victoria’s Secret’s has a famous $2million diamond-encrusted bra, the Dress Goddess worth of $14,000 has also a diamond-encrusted all over the dress from its 2011 prom collection. This is the most expensive prom dress ever made and is created to ensure you have a memorable entrance and exit at any prom. When you buy this dress using your credit card, you may end up ACM group chasing you in the future so be careful.

Blue Violet Sleeveless Dress made by Gucci is pretty costly at its price costing $7,500. Gucci is an Italian brand and one of the very famous around the world. The prom dress is made of georgette and 100% silk. This dress will make sure you will have a worthy moment throughout the night.

Prom Dress by Tony Bowls costs $4,500. An expensive dress but good quality brand. By wearing this dress, you will have a charming looks like a beauty queen that  every guys would love to dance with.

Bandage Dress made by Herve Leger is another pricey prom dress. It is costs $3,900, designed with beads that makes the whole dress glamorous yet trendy look. This dress is very modern and stylish which can give you elegance and sophistication on dance floor.

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In addition to what I’ve mentioned, there are more expensive prom dresses such as Silk Gorgette Dress by Ralp Lauren, Assymetric Neck Line Tulle Dress by Vernace, Mermaid Dress by Tarik Ediz, Dress 2250 from Alyce Paris Prom Collection, Jovani Prom Dress Model 88216 and Armani Stretch Silk Prom Dress and many more dresses that prices are ranges from $1,500 and above.

Lover’s Locks on the Bridges of Venice: Romantic or Horrific?

Is there something strange about affixing a lock to a bridge in Venice or Moscow? Apparently, lovers in a gesture of their commitment to each other, have been locking padlocks to bridges in Venice and Moscow for many years now. These padlocks are inscribed with the initials of the two parties concerned, which is symbolic, I imagine, of their secure devotion to each other. Authorities in Venice and Moscow are not enamoured of the practice and regularly employ locksmiths to remove the offending bunches of padlocks. Citizens of both cities are both fans and critics of this trend involving ‘love locks‘,.

Personally, I consider the practice to be a somewhat tragic gesture in the face of love’s reality in the 21st century. A symbolic padlock is not going to keep a couple together, any more than a diamond ring or a house in the suburbs. I can imagine that city authorities find the practice to be abhorrent and impractical. Lovers locks on the Bridges of Venice: Romantic or horrific? Does true love need a lock? According to these people it must do. What will be next? Ankle chains and leggings made of gold and silver and inscribed with the names of the lovers, who wish to lock each other in an endless embrace?

Lover’s Locks on the Bridges of Venice: Romantic or Horrific?

Locksmiths in nearby Como must be licking their lips every day of the week. I wonder whether it was a locksmith who came up with this idea in the first place? Perhaps, he and his wife are rubbing their hands in glee, as they count up their profits from the sale of padlocks and on the charges they have levied on the city of Venice to remove hundreds and hundreds of padlocks. We as a race are a very strange bunch indeed, the things that we do are mightily strange.

Whatever happened to the saying, “if you love someone set them free”, I wonder? It obviously didn’t catch on in Moscow or Venice, and in the lives of all those tourists who visit these bridges with their metallic locks and keys. A psychologist would have to say that security is an issue for these people, perhaps, even a lack of trust is manifest in their lives. There are no locks on hearts and souls, they blow free in the winds of time and change. Love is an unlockable phenomenon; empty gestures will only rust away in the winter’s rain on a bridge in Venice.

 

The 10 Best Ever Prom Night Movies

Almost everyone loves to attend prom. Who doesn’t like to wear fabulous dress with super high-heels and a well-done make-up that make you looks like a Hollywood star? Of course you want to experience treating yourself like a beauty queen. There are a lot of prom movies we can really relate to. Teenagers can pick up some great ideas and lessons from these movies or can be watched for simple entertainment.

Here are the best ever prom night movies I’m sure you’ll enjoy:

 

1. She’s All That

The highlights scene of this prom event is that part where everybody’s dancing together incredibly.

 

2. 10 Things I Hate About You

The prom scene on this movie has a lot to show while live show band playing on the background. There’s a lot of punching between characters but ended up into romantic scene.

 

3. Never Been Kissed

They were wrong when they said she doesn’t deserve to be a prom queen. She defended someone who tried to be bullied by bad guys at the event.

 

4. Pretty in Pink

A romantic comedy-drama movie where Andy(main character) must choose between her childhood sweetheart and a rich guy at the prom night.

 

5. Carrie

The girl who always bullied at school unleashed her special power when someone ruined her moment on prom night.

 

6. Mean Girls

A girl named Cady was being maltreated by the mean girls at her school but in the end she got crowned as the prom queen.

 

7. Drive Me Crazy

The story is about the team-up of Nicole and Chase to make their exes jealous until prom night.

8. Twilight

Bella wants to get Edward to turn her in to a vampire on their prom night.

 

9. Jawbreaker

The prom night turned into murdering scene.

 

10. Napolean Dynamite

Napolean gets ditched by his date on prom night and ends up hanging out with Pedro and Deb.

12 Cool Websites For Buying a Prom Dress Online

253999If you are a busy person and no time to go out to buy prom dress either for you or for your love ones, don’t worry. We are in a modern world right now where internet is already exists. Online shopping makes your transaction fast and convenient plus you can find better prices with awesome discounts that retail stores cannot offer you. Finding prom dresses online is an advantage because you can explore very well by jumping from one shop site into another one so quick and easy.

Here are a few great websites where you can buy prom dress online:

  1. Promgirl

Whether you are looking for short cute prom dress, a ball gown or full length formal prom gown, or any dress style that you want, Promgirl will definitely meet your taste.

  1. Golden Asp

Golden Asp offers unique and new designs varies from mermaid, long sleeve, classic a-line and sexy prom dresses for your special prom event. Not only providing the perfect dress for you but also sells accessories to complete your prom look.

  1. Windsor Store

Windsor Store will make your dream prom gown to not only fit your style, but to fit your budget as well. You can start shopping prom gown from 50$ under up to 200$ over, depends on your budget. You can also check out their ongoing sales to avail cheaper prices.

  1. The Iconic

An Australian online shop offers iconic formal dresses that can be very suit to your prom night. Their goal is to ensure your beauty will stand out in the event by wearing the best gown suited for you. The Iconic uses soft finishes and quality fabrics to ensure a dress that looks as good as it feels.

  1. Fame and Partners

When it comes to being elegant and classy, Fame and Partners can give you that aura. Their dresses are crafted with care and meticulously hand inspected. If you are looking for a good quality brand then it’s a good place to invest your money for a worthy dress.

  1. Vividress

Another shop sells fashionable gowns suits for all occasions. Enjoy looking up at their huge selections of prom dresses. Take advantage of their big sales ongoing. Through Vividress, you can indulge yourself to wear fancy dresses without worrying about paying too much.

  1. Ebay

You can find majority of shoppers online on Ebay. They sell all kind of things such as appliances, furniture, gadgets, clothes and many more. You can buy prom dresses in a very affordable price. Just be patient of digging up until you find the dream dress you want.

  1. Dresswe

There is almost always a sale going on at Dresswe which is a very great deal for having a high quality brand dress. They have fast shipping and offers free shipping if you spend 149$ or more within US. You have a lot of options to choose from their discounted prom dresses.

  1. Prom Again

A site where you can buy and sell dresses online. Prom Again gives the advantage of turning your dress into a cash after attending your prom night.

  1. Online Formals

When you say superclass, I think this is the best description I can give to Online Formals. They sell elegant dresses designed by famous designers. Wearing their classy dresses makes your beauty stand out through the night.

  1. ASOS

ASOS sells clothes for both men and women. You can find a variety of different styles from their spotlight-stealing dresses for your prom. Students can avail a 10 percent off of purchases which is a pretty good deal.

  1. Nordstorm

You will find all kind of fashion at Nordstorm from bags, shoes, accessories, clothing etc. Their prom dresses has an old-classy style making you look smarter. You can also check out their ongoing sales and you may find a fabulous dress for your prom at a discounted price.

 

Why The Guy You Go To Prom Night With Never Ends Up Being Your Husband

13115837_10154810950027564_1215002273_nGrowing up in a small town we never forget the people we go to prom with, or our first one and only prom night date. That’s because we are certain to see them around our town probably for the rest of our life.

I was never in love with Peter but I will admit to having a crush on him. He has a black short hair, cute pointy nose which perfectly matched to his innocence face, has a medium-built body and a bit of muscles he achieved from being active in a few sports at our school. His attractive smile and his lips allured me the first time I saw him. We became very close so it wasn’t a surprised that he was my date on our Senior Prom on high school.

We dated for three months but I’ve heard from a friend that he was also dating someone else from another school he used to go to practice soccer. He was one of the soccer player who represents our school that time to compete provincially and that makes him kind of famous. When I confronted him about having somebody else he denied it, almost cried and told me not to believe right away by someone without seeing yet any evidence.

He admitted to me that he suffered from ADHD and so found it difficult to concentrate on one thing. I took that to mean that he felt he could not concentrate on one woman at a time.

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) affects children and teens and can continue into adulthood. ADHD is the most commonly diagnosed mental disorder of children. Children with ADHD may be hyperactive and unable control their impulses. Or they may have trouble paying attention.

In 2014, I saw him again but he was avoiding me probably he feels sorry or embarrass about what happened in the past. He was with a friend that time and he looked very happy. I’ve heard he got married and has one kid. That he has gone to psychologist and got cured so he would be able to concentrate on one woman. After few sessions of treatment, he was able to act normal again and decided to settle down. How I wish he still single but it’s too late now.

 

Prom Night in the Philippines: Memories from My Coming of Age

prom-night-memories-philippinesProm in the Philippines varies in school to school due to its activities presented on it. They called it here Junior (3rd year students) and Senior (4th year students) Prom celebrating at the end of an academic high school year. There is a turnover of responsibilities ceremony between Senior and Junior students followed by a formal dance. At the end, all are free to dance on the floor and can invite whoever they want to go dance with. There is a sweet music preferably for boy and girl dance and a disco music good for everybody or any groups. I think it’s not really compulsory to attend prom but because it’s one of the exciting events in high school life that everybody’s waiting for, of course I chose to attend in both Junior and Senior Prom.

It’s been a decade ago since I experienced those sweet memories of my high school life. I was so excited when I was preparing for that special event. Though I’ve had Junior Prom a year ago on that time, the excitement hasn’t gone. That thought of dancing with random guys gives me the feeling of being a woman. Thinking of someone wants to dance with me because they think I look attractive boosting my self-confidence.

Well, here we go, getting ready for my last prom. Went to a salon and let the gay make-up artist to fix my face and hair. He made my face look more glamorous and styled my hair up giving me a sophisticated look. All turned out well and I could say he did it professionally. I put my simple dress on which I just rented matches to my hair and make-up which made me feels satisfied and confident that night.

The prom has started. I wanted to pass forward the time so we could go into dance portion right away. Of course they put it up on the end so the whole event would still be exciting. The event went smoothly from the beginning through the middle. And finally! The closing part arrived which is the dance portion that we are all waiting for! We could then dance freely. I have danced with few guys. Some were my classmates, same batch mates and the rest from Juniors. My first and last dance was the same guy. That guy was obviously attracted to me. He asked me to dance with him several times. And at the end I’ve seen to his face the mixed emotion – sad because it has finished but with smiley face saying goodbyes to each other.

Overall, I could say I have enjoyed it so much giving the opportunity to socialize with other students gave me a feeling of satisfaction before we leave that school. It was one of my memories that I would like to keep until the end.

Here are some Tips Before Going to Prom

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Eye Make-up

1. Before you start, dust eyelid with a dampened brush and a little face powder. This will help to prevent your shadow from melting.
2. Choose three shades in the same color family – light, medium and a darker shade for contrast
3. Apply the lightest shade on the entire lid from brow to lash line.
4. The medium shade is going to bring out the color of your eyes. Apply from lash line to just above the crease.
5. The darkest color is going to be applied close to the lashes. Dampen the brush and then pick up a little color. Smudge it in around the lash base. If you have bags beneath your eyes, you might want to only line the top lashes.

Tips:

1.Do: Use a touch of gold shadow on the brow bone to make your eyes look even brighter. You can use powder or one of those fat pencils.
2.Do: You might notice a tendency for your lids to appear somewhat creepy. This makes shadow application more difficult. To counteract this, stay away from bright colors.
3.Do: Pearly shades are great for highlighting the brow bone and opening up the eye area.

Prom dresses tips for prom night

1: Do: Wear a lip-gloss that makes your lips shiny and smells good.
2: Do: Bring a camera since professional photos are expensive and posed. You want to have candid moments to remember as well.
3: Do: Wear some sort of hair décor whether babies breath or a tiara. A sparkling rhinestone hair clip is a great additive.
4: Do: Always wear a high hills sandal it give a sexy look.
5: Do: Always wear some shining necklace on your neck when you prom is strip less.
6 : Do: Try a curling mascara. Metal eyelash curlers are tricky to use. But the new curling mascara formulations do the same job with no risk of pinched lids.
7 : Do: Try colored liner not the bright green or blue you’re thinking of — instead, experiment with navy, plum, and khaki to bring out the color of your eyes.
8 : Do: Multipurpose chunky pencil for lips and cheeks.
9 : Do:Remember the body makeup. Shimmer under the stars by applying glitter powder or gel to bare arms, shoulders and upper chest. Wash hands thoroughly before you get dressed.
10 : Do: Don’t forget a mini emergency kit. Include gloss, councilor, bobby pins, gel or spray, and extra cash.
11: Do: Have the time of your life after all the night only happens once.
12 : Do: Prepare for prom a week before. Get a good nights’ sleep and eat lots of fruits and vegetables. Have a few friends over and play beautician. Do makeovers and hair do’s while wearing face-masks and giving each other manicures.
13 : Do: Get a hair up do to show off your pretty neck and shoulder. Prom updos stay in place from the first to the last dance.