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Life inside the Romanian gypsy ghetto


Its strange that you hardly see this in the News,shocking but true,people are  living like this .I am very sure if tis was Africa,all News outlets would have carried this.Anyway something needs to be done.This is the home of about 500 gypsy families in Romania.

Roma are  groups that migrated across Europe , most of them from countries like Romania, Bulgaria and the Czech Republic and are now the biggest ethnic minority in the European Union.There are an estimated 10 million across Europe and one in five lives in Romania.

Since their arrival in Europe from India some 700 years ago, they have been politically, socially, culturally and economically marginalised by the dominant population, who have consistently shown negative social attitudes towards them.

The vast majority live on the margins of society in abject poverty, which makes them easy targets in troubled times.

 

SlumLimbo: As of February 2013, plans to build modern social housing for the Roma consisting of 500 homes are in limbo, whilst funding is finalized and the search for a suitable site continuesMoved: About 980 Roma lived in Craica before the rehousing started in June. Some 100 families have so far been relocated to three administrative buildings of the former plantHarsh living: The bitter cold weather is difficult for the residents to endure in their make-shift homes

Makeshift home: A woman stands in front of her hut in a shantytown inhabited by Roma or Gypsy people in the Craica neighborhood of Baia Mare, northwestern Romania

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Nicole Scherzinger for Notion Magazine


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STELLA JEAN SPRING 2013


I stumbled on this amazing designer and i just have to share her designs with you guys.

 
 
 
 
 

Rihanna For Elle UK April 2013


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Highlights and list of winners from the 2013 Oscars .


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The ceremony featured vocal performances from  starslike  Adele, Dame Shirley Bassey, Barbra Streisand, Jennifer Hudson and Russell Crowe.

Daniel Day-Lewis made history at the Oscars this year with the most Best Actor wins ever – three,when he won Best Actor for playing the first US President in Lincoln after previously wining  Best Actor for playing a disabled artist in My Left Foot and a ruthless tycoon in There Will Be Blood.

Daniel has now surpassed  actors like Spencer Tracy, Marlon Brando, Gary Cooper, Tom Hanks, Dustin Hoffman, Fredric March, Jack Nicholson and Sean Penn,who had the most number of Best Actor awards that is two  Oscars each until this year .
Jack Nicholson also has three Oscars, but his third is for Best Supporting Actor.

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First Lady, Michelle Obama presented from the White House an oscar to  Ben Affleck for  Argo for Best Picture. Affleck won his first Oscar in 1998 for his Good Will Hunting screenplay, written with Matt Damon. He then endured almost a decade of flops and critical derision before making his comeback behind the camera. Accepting the prize for Best Picture last night, he said, “Doesn’t matter how you get knocked down in life; all that matters is you’ve got to get up.”

Argo also became the only the fourth film to win the Academy’s top prize without a corresponding nomination in the directing category.  Ang Lee won his second Oscar for Best Director, for his adaptation of Yann Martell’s Booker Prize-winning novel Life of Pi, winning the most  Oscars ,four in total.

Quentin Tarantino’s  Django Unchained won two Oscars  in the Best Original Screenplay category, and  Best Supporting Actor for  Christoph Waltz, this being his second Oscar.

22 year old Jennifer Lawrence won  Best Actress for her performance in Silver Linings Playbook.  Anne Hathaway won The Best Supporting Actress  for her role  in Les Misérables.

Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty, won  just one Oscar, for Sound Editing, which it shared with Skyfall.

That was only the sixth tie in Oscar history. It was also the first award for a film in the Bond franchise since Thunderball won in the Special Visual Effects category in 1966.

Skyfall won two  Oscars, as Adele added to her nine Grammys and four Brits with an Academy Award for Best Original song, which she accepted alongside her “Skyfall” co-writer, Paul Epworth and an Oscar for Sound Editing, which it shared with Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty.

'Straight swap': Day-Lewis joked that he had been in line to play The Iron Lady, while Meryl had been up for his role in Lincoln
Best Picture: ArgoActor: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln

Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook

Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained

Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables

Cinematography: Life of PiSound Mixing: Les Miserables

Sound Editing: Life of Pi, Skyfall (tie)

Original Score: Life of Pi, Mychael Danna

Original Song: Skyfall from Skyfall, Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth

Costume: Anna Karenina

Directing: Ang Lee, Life of PiForeign Language Film: Amour, Austria

Adapted Screenplay: Chris Terrio, Argo

Original Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained

Animated Feature Film: Brave

Production Design: Lincoln

Documentary Feature: Searching for Sugar ManDocumentary (short subject): Inocente

Film Editing: Argo

Makeup and Hairstyling: Les Miserables

Animated Short Film: Paperman

Live Action Short Film: Curfew

Visual Effects: Life of Pi

Fashion from the Osacrs 2013 Red Carpet


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 Jennifer Lawrence in a  strapless Christian Dior couture gown. Her Jewellery is by  Chopard .

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Anne Hathaway  in a pale pink Prada  gown accessorized with a  Tiffany necklace.

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Sally Field is wearing a  gown  by Valentino.

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 Charlize Theron wore a  white Christian Dior couture gown and Harry Winston jewellery.

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Helen Hunt is wearing  H&M accessorized with Martin Katz jewels and a matching navy blue clutch.

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 Kristen Stewart is wearing a  Reem Acra gown. Nice.

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 Reese Witherspoon  is wearing Louis Vuitton gown and Louis Vuitton jewellery.

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Jessica Chastain in Armani Prive with  Harry Winston jewellery.

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Amy Adams in a pale blue, feathered Oscar de la Renta  gown and accessorized with Moa jewellery.

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Quvenzhane Wallis in a  sparkly gown by Giorgio Armani.

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Halle Berry is wearing a sequined Versace gown.

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Jennifer Garner’sis wearing a  Gucci gown with a Neil Lane necklace.

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Kerry Washington, who looked absolutely perfect in a Miu Miu gown,  Chopard earrings, Christian Louboutin shoes, a Prada clutch and a Fred Leighton ring .

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Octavia Spencer loyally wore a Tadashi Shoji gown,  with an Edie Parker clutch.

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Norah Jones also  in  a  Tadashi Shoji one shoulder  gown, dazzling jewels and black clutch.

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Stacy Keibler wore a Naeem Khan gilded gown,with Giuseppe Zanotti heels and Lorraine Schwartz jewellery.

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Nicole Kidman wore a metallic L’Wren Scott dress and Fred Leighton jewellery.

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Amanda Seyfried wore a custom Alexander McQueen halter gown.

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Zoe Saldana’s Alexis Mabille gown and Neil Lane jewels with  Roger Vivier heels .She was definitely one of my favorites.

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Naomi Watts wore Armani Prive gown, accessorized with Neil Lane jewellery.

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Emmanuelle Riva,  wore a custom Lanvin ensemble, accessorized with a diamond necklace.

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Catherine Zeta-Jones wore  a gold Zuhair Murad gown and Lorraine Schwartz earrings.

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Jane Fonda is wearing an Atelier Versace dress, with  Jimmy Choo heels and clutch and Chopard jewels .

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Sandra Bullock is a wearing Elie Sabb Spring 2013  gown with  Harry Winston jewels and a Swarovski clutch .

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Jennifer Hudson in a  blue Roberto Cavalli gown and Jimmy Choo peep-toe pumps and wore Kaufmanfrano gown during her performance of “And I Am Telling You.”

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Adele wore a black Jenny Packham gown.

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Jennifer Aniston in a  strapless Valentino gown.


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Salma Hayek in a a blue velvet Alexander McQueen gown,also wearing  Alexander McQueen tiara,and a gold Alexander McQueen clutch .

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Queen Latifah in a  Badgley Mischka gown.

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Jacki Weaver ‘s gown is by Lebanese designer Rana Salam, accessorized with jewellery  by Forevermark  diamonds worth  2 million dollars .

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Olivia Munn in   Marchesa .

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Jamie Fox and his daughter Corrine .

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Daniel-Day Lewis tuxedo is by Domenico Vacca.

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Chris Pine’s  tuxedo is by Ermenegildo Zegna.

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

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Kelly Ripa

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Naomie Harris stunned in a golden Vivienne Westwood .

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Gloria Reuben looked fantastic in a strapless mermaid-style gown that featured a gorgeous petal-like train.

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Congrats to Chris Waltz on his win for Best Supporting Actor for “Django Unchained!”  He, too, very dapper in a navy tux.

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A red carpet favorite, Eddie Redmayne did not disappoint in his Alexander McQueen tux and black velvet shoes.

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Channing Tatum looked his usual handsome self in a black three-piece tuxedo and bow-tie, while his wife Jenna Dewan embraced her baby bump in an elegant black lace gown.

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Fan Bingbing in a fuchsia Marchesa Spring 2013 gown and Chopard jewelery.

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Kelly Rowlandin a  black-and-white Donna Karan Atelier gown.

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Samantha Bark in a  black Valentino gown

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20-year-old “Life Of Pi” actor Suraj Sharma

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Nomi by Naomi- The Woman Behind The Brand


My Fashion S/ash Life

Jennifer Naomi Spieker, is the designer and founder of the label, Nomi by Naomi, which is based in Amsterdam.

The collection she showed during Africa Fashion Day Berlin, A/W 13, added a splash of vibrant colour to the catwalk.  Models walked down the runway in ensembles that were made predominantly from 100% African Ankara materials. In my opinion, what makes her collection wearable, for even those who are print-shy is amongst the full-blown colourful, printed pieces, there lies pieces that are more subtle in their delivery, for e.g. a denim dress with Ankara print detailing on the collar, or a cream coloured, sheer tunic.  And then there are her bracelets, which I adore- geometric cut-out  bracelets made out of Ankara print which the extrovert can layer up her arm, or which the introvert can use sparingly.

This combination is intentional by the designer, and she uses a mix…

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LUXE FASHION WEEK VIDEO: Gucci F/W #MFW 2013 Collection


CONTRAST IN BLACK & WHITE: With #MFW Francesco Scognamiglio RTW Fall 2013 Collection!



Storm Troupers…(Fashion Editorials)


THE STYLE GALLIVANTER

Editorial: ‘Storm Troupers’ feat. Karlie Kloss, Chanel Iman, Source: US Vogue February 2013 : Photographer: Annie Leibovitz
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Have an awesome and blessed weekend!
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Hot off The Rack


By: Roshni Raj

Another flamboyant and suave evening of fashion, glamour, style and colour. Shilpa Reddy launched her brand new collection titled Crystal Blossom at Amara fashion house, Kemps Corner, on February 20. The collection, inspired by the magnificent glow of underwater flowers that shines like a beacon in a dark world, was a hit among city fashionistas.

Modern practicality working in forces of crystal blossom designs, the evening swayed in unanimous ambiguity. Indian actress Shriya Saran, model and Bigg Boss 6 contestant Karishma Kotak and photographer Vikram Bawa, MTv VJ Gaelyn among others upped the fashion quotient.

Designer Nivedeta Saboo too came in to show her support to Amara Fashion house where she exclusively stocks her collection in Mumbai. Onlookers gasped and sighed at the immaculately intricate designs that was suited to perfection and loved the soft and bright ocean colours and elaborate crystal flower embroidery on the clothing…

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