The retail fashion industry transition to internet makes more complex personal purchases like special occasion dresses easier every year. Finding the right outfit for a special occasion is less of a hassle. With established online retailers of designer dresses you can find many more affordable prices for good quality.
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For example a purchase 2018 cheap prom dresses keyword search lands more precisely on sites with different dresses from known designers, often lower than retail. Online retailers lower overhead, rather than a store in a trendy part of town, pass cost savings to the consumer.
A few days ago, I realized my pant size dropped from 28 to 27. This was NEWS to me! I have worn jean size 28 girl my entire adult life. The surprise is because I didn’t consciously work on losing weight or downsizing. That led me to write a post about workout routines.
Aside from fashion, my other passion over the last 10 years has been dancing Argentine tango. The look you are seeing in today’s post was shot when I attended San the Francisco Tango Marathon last November. (I know, it sounds so long ago already!)
Usually during a tango festival or marathon I dance day and night, meet friends for meals, get a bit of sleep, and don’t get to do much of anything else. But this time, I was very happy I took a half-day break from dancing, and went to Bernal Heights park for a photo shoot.
First post of 2018! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday. Mine was pretty good. We took 10 days to travel around California for some sunshine, as you can imagine what an Oregonian needs in winter time. The trip would be even better if the whole family wasn’t sick or getting over a sickness, but we had a great time nonetheless. We checked out Palm Springs, then took the kids to Disneyland and the San Diego Sea World & Zoo for the very first time. Our favorite activities were watching sea lion shows and checking out the zoo.
The first time I met Alex Krebs was about 10 years ago. I was searching for an Argentine Tango dance teacher. A Google search quickly turned up Alex and his all-tango dance studio in SE Portland, Tango Berretin, a funky, bohemian space complete with dance shoes glued on the ceiling, a mate gourd collection, and tango artwork. I took lessons, was hooked, and joined and stayed in the community ever since.
Alex is hard to define. He not only does many things, but also does them very successfully. He is a musician and physicist by education, and an Argentine tango teacher by profession. He directs two accomplished bands — a 14-piece Balkan Brass Band, The Krebsic Orkestar, and a tango sextet. He has been featured in the New York Times, OPB, Oregonian and other major media outlets for his craft and also his community building achievements. He has performed with the Oregon Symphony, released 6 tango albums, and has tango instructional apps. Students of his have even gone on to become notable Tango teachers, DJs, and organizers. So who is he?
This is a documentary film made by @ZEREE STUDIO. Zeree Bao is a sophomore in Portland Art Institute, majoring in Film Making.
His final project of this school term is to create a documentary film of someone in his life that he worships or respects. By decomposing this person’s daily life, he gives a behind-the-scenes look into this person’s hard work and dedication. The goal is to tell a light-hearted story to spread positive energy and form a good example for others to follow.
A couple of weeks ago he came to me and asked whether I could be the person for this project. I was certainly honored and accepted the challenge!
Here is the documentary film that I hope you will like. Feel free to share your thoughts on this project with us. Zeree and I will be thrilled to hear your feedback.
Film starring: my blog photographer: Bassel Hamieh & myself. : )
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FASHIONXT night 4, the finale, was definitely most crowded and had the highest level of energy compared to the other nights. Many Portland celebrities, including NBA player Evan Turner, and fashion industry leading icons were all there to experience the last night of 2017 FashioNXT.
A group of friends came to join me
It was also the best night for me because 7 of my great friends all came to join me. I was able to take a lot of fun group photos with them, drink cocktails and dance as if no one was watching… Besides, after three nights of socializing and networking, I deserved a night of relaxation to simply have fun! : )
Today is Thanksgiving, so I want to take this opportunity to express my appreciation.
First of all, I am very thankful for my husband providing the support and love that our family needs to fully function and grow. Ever since I started blogging, I have photo or video shoots almost every week. He often plays the role of both daddy and mommy during this time. I am also very thankful for my two loving boys showering me with their “infinite” love (according to them that is “how big” :>).
I am thankful for my loving friends who have provided tremendous support toward my blog’s success.
Last but not least, a big thanks to you, my blog readers/fans! You have shared your time and engagement to challenge or inspire me for betterment during this blogging journey.
Deciding on what to wear at a fashion show could be tricky. The pressure to piece something together that will leave an impression can be overwhelming. After the classic look for opening night, the casual look for night 2, my team and I decided I should go for a change.
Meeting winner of Fashion Accessory Competition: Nuciano
As one of three judges for this year’s Fashion Accessory Competition, I was happy to meet one of the designers I voted for, Nuciano. She specializes in handcrafted bespoke clutches with authentic swarovski crystals. I had fun talking to her, learning how she finds inspiration for her designs and how she made each bag uniquely beautiful.
As I was getting ready for second night of FashioNXT, I couldn’t stop myself from reliving the moments from the opening night. Even though I was sleep deprived from dancing till 2am, I still couldn’t wait to see what night 2 of FashioNXT was about to unfold.
By second night, I was a bit more relax with my look and my interaction with people. I decided to wear something lighter color and casual. I ended up with this Proenza Schouler white top and COMME des GARCONS grey shiny pant. I paired it with my recent favorite Cult Gaia bamboo bag.
Dancing the night away
My friend Alex , who is also my first Tango teacher, came and joined me at the After Party. Between Alex, my photographer and I , we had our mini dance party within the big party. We even danced Tango to the music that DJ was playing that night.
Designer Highlight: Myriam Marcela
WILD WOMAN was name of the collection being shown that night. It is a collaboration project between Fashion designer Myriam Marcela (left in below pic) & Textile Artist Laura Renée Maier (right in below pic).
Together, they create a touring exhibition of a contemporary film and wearable art pieces to be auctioned across the world with one hundred percent of the proceeds going to invest in women in Latin America.
Check out their amazing collection in below video: (more…)
Friday always adds excitement for me, especially on a sunny day. I have been working really hard the last couple of weeks. As a result, my post today is short so I can enjoy the precious Portland late fall sun.
Last weekend was a great and crazy weekend! Not only did I attend all 4 nights of the Portland FashioNXT fashion show; but, also danced 4 nights of tango. I have attended FashioNXT for 5 years, this year being the first time I have been directly involved in this wonderful event:
One of the 3 judges for the FashioNXT Fashion Accessories Competition
Partnered local blogger to report the whole event for my lovely viewers.
I would like to take a moment to give a HUGE thanks to my amazing photography and videography team. I think my dear readers will agree they beautifully captured the collections and moments.
The Walking Bike
Before the show started, two people with a mobility impairment rode a walking bike on the stage to showcase the Alinker bike. The bike presents a collaboration between Daimler (One of the sponsors of FashioNXT) & Alinker. Tito, the event producer, asked the boy how his evening was going. His reply was, “It is the best day of my life”. (more…)
This week I wanted to feature one of my best creations, my 3 year old boy Ronen. He is such a delightful and whole-hearted child with a strong personality, that I have been dying to share with the rest of the world. Many consider him my mini-me, which is why I think this post will help you get to know me better.
I am very thrilled to have partnered with the founder of Portland’s biggest fashion show production – FashioNXT this year. I will be working with my photography & videography team to capture the experience at the show, share the behind scenes stories, and present to you the designer’s collections on the T-stage. Below is a little taste of what this amazing fashion event is like.
Today, I am honored to share with you a video interview with FashioNXT Executive Producer – Tito Chowdhury. In this interview, he shares with us how he transformed his career path from being an Engineer at Intel to becoming a Fashion show producer, the latest and most exclusive news of 2017 FashioNXT (Oct 11th-Oct 14th), how FashioNXT team selects designers from worldwide, etc.
As Tito says, FashioNXT is to experience what’s next! Are you ready to join me at FashioNXT? It is rated by Times Magazine as the “#1 Fashion Show Production outside NYC Fashion Week.” Get tickets now before they are sold out @ http://fashionxt.com. Style Right is glad to offer you a 10% discount code – FNT17510.
Also, stay tuned as I am one of three judges in FashioNXT’s accessory competition, where the winner will be announced on the night of Oct 11!
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Videographer: Zeree Bao @ Zeree Studio
My lingerie includes brands like Le Perla, Cosabella, L’Agent, Naja, and a few high end Chinese brands. Womens’ complicated dress often results in different bras for different clothes. I have never had one bra that works with most my clothes until I recently came across a Taiwanese brand – Romensa. This Romensa 3816 multiway bra is my recent favorite; and, even better, very affordable.
I cannot say enough good things about this bra. The nude color matches any lighter color outfits. The lack of underwire makes it comfortable to wear. The material is so soft and breathable; and, the best part, shapes my breast well. This video below shows how Romensa Bra 3816 can be used in 8 different ways.
Here is a comparison picture of me wearing another bra brand (on the left) & Romensa 3816 bra (on the right). Pictures speak a thousand words. Of course different sized people have different bra needs. I beleive this brand may be a good candidate for many of my dear readers. Let me know what you think!
Romensa Multiway Bra
Romensa 3816 Multiway Bra, features as below:
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– A set of two bras and matching underwears
– Size: AB70-85, C75-80
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– Cup shape: 1/2 cup
– 8 different ways
– Complimentary Extension hooks if requested
– Complimentary plastic shoulder strap included
– Free shipping included ( Within US only)
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