White House Correspondents Dinner 2013

This year marked the 98th year of the annual White House Correspondents Dinner. Comedian Conan O’Brien hosts this year’s event, a soiree that dates back to 1920. President Barack Obama joined celebrities, politicians and media figures on April 27th at the Washington Hilton hotel and featured celebrities such as Olivia Munn, Kerry Washington, Katy Perry and Rebel Wilson.

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Olivia Munn wore a short sleeve slim-fitting black dress with a neck line full of beautiful silver embellishments. Although the dress was simple, it looked amazing on her.

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Kerry Washington wore a long sleeve slim-fitting salmon colored gown designed by Calvin Klein. I absolutely loved this color on her. It a great color for the upcoming spring season!

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Katy Perry wore a strapless floor length layered olive green/brown chiffon gown. Around the waste of the dress, there was a bronze-gold abstract belt. This color looked fabulous on her!

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Rebel Wilson wore a floor length navy blue quarter-sleeve gown. This dress looked somewhat flattering on her, but was not the best choice.

Overall I noticed the women wearing a lot of bright colored gowns. The men wore neutral color toned tux’s. In my personal opinion, I think everyone looked great and dressed professionally for the occasion.

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DKNY PR Girl

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During my first class of public relations, we were given an article to read, it was about the DKNY PR girl. First of all going into my public relations class, I really had no idea what PR was or what a PR job entailed. Public relations is all about promoting the image of a company or individual.

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Donna Karan is one of the top designers in the world and Aliza Licht is her PR girl. Aliza is in charge of many things a few of them being, producing runway shows, assigning outfits/dressing celebrities, getting press on the clothing and accessories, meeting with editors and pitching stories. Every season DKNY puts on 3 major fashion events and To Do Lists are what keeps this PR girl on track.

Aliza states in the video The Real DKNY PR Girl that she is addicted to Twitter and Tumbler and is not ashamed of it. That’s pretty normal in today’s society though. As  of today she currently has 436,475 followers and is increasing daily. In the short video she states that her social media skills are a requirement for her job. Good thing she love social media…right?

Her life seems chaotic and an adrenalin rush, but you can tell she absolutely loves what she does. Personally I would love to have this job, it would be such a good learning experience to work close with one of the worlds top designers. I really look up to younger/middle aged people that are successful in the fashion industry, it gives me hope that it is possible for anyone to get where they want to be no matter how old they are.

Pantene Repair & Protect

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Pantene Repair & Protect is by far my most favorite shampoo and conditioner. After seeing a television commercial about this product I was very eager to try it. The commercial stated that after 1 use your hair would repair up to 6 months of damage. I’m all about checking reviews before I purchase something, especially if it’s a beauty type product. I was kind of hesitant at first about this product because of the negative reviews it had. I was in desperate need of a good shampoo and conditioner to fix my unhealthy damaged dry blonde hair, so i decided to take a chance and purchase the shampoo conditioner regardless of what the reviews said. I’m so glad I did because I am very satisfied with the outcome of my hair after using this specific Pantene product. As soon as I washed out the shampoo from my hair, I felt a difference in the texture of my hair. It was very smooth, which is very unusual after washing out a shampoo. The conditioner made a huge difference as well, once it was rinsed out I could run my fingers right through my wet hair. Once I blow dried and styled my hair it looked so much better. My hair was very silky and smooth and didn’t have one knot or tangle. The frizizness of my hair seemed to tone down a bit as well.

After falling in love with the repair and protect shampoo and conditioner, I decided I had to try the repair and protect overnight serum. My expectations were very high for this product because the shampoo and conditioner worked so well, but I would not recommend it to anyone. After using it multiple time, I didn’t notice a change at all. It is now sitting in my closet going to waste….very disappointing.

Despite the bad review on the overnight serum, you have to try the shampoo and conditioner it is absolutely AMAZING! You will be happy you did!Image

*I was not paid to write this product review*

YouTube Celebrity Jenna Marbles

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New York Times recently wrote an article on the famous 26 year old YouTube celebrity Jenna Marbles. Jenna has more Facebook fans than Jennifer Lawrence, more Twitter followers than Fox News and more Instagram friends than Oprah. Crazy..right?! Her videos together have more than one billion views and her page currently has eight million subscribers.

Her popularity is unquestioned among teenage girls who live on the Internet. Although in my opinion shes probably not the best role model for these young teenage girls. Her video topics aren’t topics these young girls should be learning about. Her videos range from “How to trick people into thinking you have big boobs”, “What girls think about during sex”, and “Drunk makeup tutorial”. Those are just a few of them, theirs plenty more.

Industry experts estimate that a star at Jenna Marble’s level could make a very comfortable six figures. Unreal! I think anyone at that age would love to make that kind of money. It’s amazing how social media works. You really never know when somethings going to become a hit and take off. I personally don’t think that her YouTube channel will be a success forever. Maybe I’m wrong…time will tell!

What’s your opinion?

DIY Tie Dye Swimsuit Cover-up

Can you believe summer is right around the corner! I came across a DIY (Do it Yourself) tie dye swimsuit cover-up that I absolutely love and have yet to try! Everyone could use a little tie dye in their wardrobe!

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Supplies Needed:

– A White T-Shirt (One size larger then your actual size)
– Tie Dye Kit
– Needle & Thread

Dying The T-Shirt

Step 1: Pinch your shirt wherever you want the center of your swirl to be.

Step 2: Swirl your shirt around your pinch until it’s compact.

Step 3: Divide your shirt into 6 sections with 3 rubber bands.

Step 4: Squirt your dye in each section.

Step 5: Place shirt in a plastic bag for 8-14 hours.

Step 6: Rinse shirt.

Step 7: Wash your shirt by itself on hot in a large sized load.

Braiding Racer-Back

Step 1: Starting about 1 ½ inches below the bottom of your sleeve, cut one sleeve off of your shirt, creating a U-shape.

Step 2: Use your cut-off sleeve as a pattern to cut off your other sleeve. (Save the sleeves for later)

Step 3: Flip your shirt over so the back is face-up. Cut the back sleeves of your shirt, making the holes bigger only in the back, making a wide racer-back shape.

Step 4: Now, flip your shirt back over and cut off your collar. Cut about 2-inchs off.

Step 5: Flip to the back of the shirt again. Cut a straight line right below your collar, cutting your racer back off.

Step 6: Divide and cut your loose piece of racer back fabric into 3 strips. Tug on the strips to make them longer and easier to braid.

Step 7: Braid your 3 strips all the way to the top. Sew a few stitches at the end of your brad to hold it together.

Step 8: Now take your collar and fold it in half to find the center. Make a small mark where the center of your collar is.

Step 9: Make a few stitches connecting your braid to the center of your collar.

Step 10: Now cut a strip of fabric from one of your cut-off sleeves, about 1 ½ inches wide and 4 inches long.

Step 11: You’re going to use this fabric to cover your stitching. Stitch the end of the strip to the connection, and wrap it around covering your previous stitching. Connect your fabric at the end.

Your swimsuit cover-up is finished!

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(Images- adventuresofamiddlesister.blogspot)

Spring 2013 Accessory Trends

It didn’t take long for the gladiator sandals to become a big hit, so lets see if this can be said about the emerging gladiator boots.These boots were spotted all over the spring 2013 runways, being carried across within various luxurious reinterpretations and asserting what appears to be another stand-out footwear trend. These boots can be worn with just about anything!

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The fold over clutch is slowly being noticed and will be this coming Spring season. Alongside the classic hues of black, white and nude, the fold over clutches are available in a full spectrum of electric colors and bold prints, offering exciting alternatives for both the ultra-elegant, as well as for the wilder and far more eccentric fashion enthusiasts.

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For the longest time, fashion had hoods divided into just two fundamental categories: one associated with the sportier aesthetic and the other one associated with religion. But as we are about to leave practicality and beliefs behind, the fashion industry found a new way of making the old appear modern, even appealing again, as one of the micro-trends reviving at the spring 2013 fashion shows had the draping hood take center stage.

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What upcoming spring trends will you be wearing?

(Images- fashionising.com)

McDonald’s Ad Gone Bad

As I was glimpsing over articles on PR Daily, I came across one that was titled “McDonald’s sorry for ad making light of mental health issues”. I was instantly intrigued and decided to read the article. The ad appeared on subway train in Boston, which featured a woman with her head in her hand looking depressed. It read: “You’re not alone. Millions of people love the Big Mac.” On the bottom of the ad, there was a 1-800 phone number to call, which was McDonald’s corporate number.

A repreesenative for the company sent a statement to Time Magazine that exclaimed that the ad was not confirmed by McDonald’s. After learning about the ad, the company asked that it be taken down immediately. The following was stated in the company rep, “We have an approval process in place, with our marketing and advertising agencies, to ensure that all advertising content is consistent with our brand values. We sincerely apologize for this error.

Hmm… After reading this what are your thoughts? Do you think McDonald’s is telling the truth?

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Article Link- http://www.prdaily.com/Main/Articles/14261.aspx#