A more sustainable fashion future is the commitment that H&M adheres to for its Conscious collection that we saw was positively embraced by all.
This year, the fashion giant is continuing its efforts and has chosen French actress and singer Vanessa Paradis to be its front. The Swedish high-street brand uses sustainable materials such as organic cotton, recycled polyester, recycled polyamide and Tencel for this collection.
We saw Michelle Williams and Amanda Seyfried parading pieces from the Conscious collection last year. This year, it was Helen Hunt in a navy blue strapless ensemble who surprised fashion observers at the Oscars. Though the dress is priced very much less than a Prada or a Dior, the back was adorned with $700,000 worth of diamonds, makes up for the price huh?
From prom dresses and cocktail dresses to jumpsuits and three piece suits, you are sure to find a piece that you’ll love and be proud of. Why not? You are consciously helping the environment too. Sale starts March 25, very springy indeed!
The Grammy Awards. Since 1959, has recognized artistic works of musicians, songwriters, singers and everyone else involved in producing a piece of music that we enjoy then until today. I am a fan of many artists who happen to be recipients of a gramophone trophy too. One by one, my husband and I are trying to see their performance once they get some concert scheduled up near our place.
We have lined up some that we ought to see this year, some we’ve already booked.
Pink, May 21, Zurich. Pink along with breakthrough artists of the year 2000 has been a constant background music for me and the kids when we go blue. It would definitely be fun to see her perform now that we have somehow “aged” simultaneously. Pink has bagged 3 Grammys along with many other recognition.
Alicia Keys, June 13, Vienna. Alicia Keys rank number 4 on the list of Most Grammy Awards won by a female artist having bagged 14 to date – that’s just the Grammy’s baby, she has a long list of other awards to boast. We love that she’d be visiting Vienna in spring, booked!
Beyonce, July 1, Los Angeles. Beyonce is on top of Keys on the list of Most Grammy Awards won by a female artist with 17 gramophone trophies. And there’s a long list of other awards too that she has gathered in a short period of time. Though this concert of hers would be in LA, we still plan on seeing it and at the same time visit friends living around the state.
Bruce Springsteen, July 24, Leeds. Bruce Springsteen has won 20 Grammys, he also ranks number 6 on the list of artists with most nominations. For a career spanning 44 years, it is but proper to get tickets to see Bruce Springsteen this year. It would be a big waste to not see the Boss soon as he goes on a tour this summer – in the UK too!
Bruno Mars, October 24, Vienna. Being new to the Grammy winner’s list, Bruno’s visit to Vienna is a welcome event…although he is set to perform in autumn this year, booking is never too early.We wouldn’t want getting the tickets sold out on us! Although this is not a problem with online marketplaces reselling tickets.
Adele and Alanis Morissette are two other artists I would love to see perform but I haven’t seen their concert schedules at the moment. Would appreciate it if you can lead me to them. ^_^
Hollywood fans who like to have the same phone models as their favorite stars probably ditch their phones as often as the celebrities do. If you are one of these fans and you find yourself with several old mobile phones lying around in the room then you may want to find a practical way to dispose of them. You can sell your mobile to online sites or second hand retail shops that buy used phones at top dollar rates. This way you get to rid yourself of clutter that can cramp your style and get a few bucks in return as well.
You can take a cue from celebrities who promote eco-friendly practices when it comes to choosing a buyer. There are recycling companies that buy second hand units at fair rates. Look for ones that are known for their integrity and environment friendly practices so your eco-friendly idol can be proud of you. For those who are all set on purchasing their new models, here are some trendy mobile phones that have been spotted in the hands of some celebrities.
At the top of the list is the ever popular iPhone. Ever since the release of Apple’s first iPhone model, people have always lined the streets every time a new version is released. Celebrities and socialites that have been spotted with these gadgets include Mariah Carey, Paul Rudd, Jane Lynch, John Mayer, Victoria Beckham, Elle Fanning, Chloe Moretz, and Kate Middleton.
Another celebrity favorite is the Blackberry Curve. This smart phone model can be seen in the hands of esteemed Hollywood personalities like Drew Barrymore, Beyonce, Matt Damon, Cameron Diaz, George Clooney, Katie Holmes, Adam Lambert, Ashley and Mary Kate Olsen, Justin Bieber, Vanessa Hudgens, Zac Efron, and Winona Ryder.
To cap off the list is the T-Mobile Sidekick. This hip top mobile phone seems to be more popular with musicians than other celebrities. Miley Cyrus, Haylie Duff, Frank Lero, Pete Wentz, Travis Barker are some of the music makers that favor this model. However, celebrities like Paris Hilton, Jessica Alba, Selena Gomes, Hillary Duff, Rachel Zoe and Perez Hilton were also seen with this gadget in tow.
Upgrading your phone unit to the same ones as your favorite celebrity can be done as often as you please or as often as you can afford to. However, one should forget to dispose of their old units in a green fashion. Recycle by donating or selling old units and you get to reward both yourself and the environment.
It might be a girl thing but bedside lighting is more than just a light at the side of your bed. It needs to be the perfect balance of a number of things. You need it to be bright enough so you can find your slippers in the morning but not so bright that is blinds you for the first ten minutes of the day. The light needs to be the exact brightness that makes you look beautiful but does not highlight every blemish and flaw in the evenings but also be bright enough to read your book. It also needs to be easily accessible and easy to use, there is nothing worse than being ready for lights out and having to half hang out of bed to turn your light off or fumbling about in the morning looking for a tiny hard to find on switch. The light needs to look the part as well, stylish and fitting with your room without overtaking the whole of the side of your bed.
The Geoffrey Harris shop in Battersea offers a great range of beautiful bedside lighting. You can visit their shop online or go to the store itself. Online delivery is quick, next day if ordered before 12 and the products are couriered to ensure safe delivery. Here are some of my top picks of their lamps.
The full range of bedside table lamps is available to view online if you click here but out of the range my favourites are the Cuboluce table lights. The clever design means that to turn the light on your open the lid and to turn the lights out you simply shut the lid. Available in black, white and red these cube lights look great as well as being really practical; using a 40w bulb this light will be perfect.
If you prefer to have a wall mounted bedside light then again Geoffrey Harris have a great range available which you can view by clicking here. Wall mounted bedside lights offer the advantage of not getting knocked off when searching for your light in the early hours and the right type of light can have a flexible head allowing you to tilt the head to ensure you get the correct amount of light that you need. The Tolomeo Faretto is a good example of this kind of light.