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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Jason Wu's Dress for Michelle Obama'a Inauguration Ball: The Inaugural Dresses

Jason Wu has made it again. He managed to design a fabulous dress for Michelle Obama. It is a custom ruby-colored chiffon and velvet gown dress.

Jason is happy with the public's reception. "I can't believe it. It's crazy," said Wu. To have done it once was already the experience of my life. To have a second time is tremendous."

The other top dresses worn on this historical occasion are:

This is a navy Thom Browne Coat and dress scheduled to be donated to the National Archives. It was worn during the inauguration and parade. Inaugural dresses are usually given to the Smithsonian Museum.

Thom said the gown was designed especially for Mrs. Obama. He was not sure she was going to wear it until she came out with it. "I am humbled..." said Thom Browne.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The List of 2012 Academy Award Nominees

All the nominees for the 2012 Academy Awards.
Actress in a Leading Role
Glenn Close in "Albert Nobbs"
Viola Davis in "The Help"
Rooney Mara in "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"
Art Direction
"The Artist" Production Design: Laurence Bennett; Set Decoration: Robert Gould
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2" Production Design: Stuart Craig; Set Decoration: Stephenie McMillan
"Hugo" Production Design: Dante Ferretti; Set Decoration: Francesca Lo Schiavo
"Midnight in Paris" Production Design: Anne Seibel; Set Decoration: Hélène Dubreuil
"War Horse" Production Design: Rick Carter; Set Decoration: Lee Sandales
Cinematography
"Hell and Back Again" Danfung Dennis and Mike Lerner
"If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front" Marshall Curry and Sam Cullman
"Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory" Charles Ferguson and Audrey Marrs
"Pina" Wim Wenders and Gian-Piero Ringel
Documentary (Short Subject)
"The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement" Robin Fryday and Gail Dolgin
"God Is the Bigger Elvis" Rebecca Cammisa and Julie Anderson
Makeup
"Albert Nobbs" Martial Corneville, Lynn Johnston and Matthew W. Mungle
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2" Edouard F. Henriques, Gregory Funk and Yolanda Toussieng
"The Iron Lady" Mark Coulier and J. Roy Helland
Music (Original Score)
Music (Original Song)
"Man or Muppet" from "The Muppets" Music and Lyric by Bret McKenzie
"Real in Rio" from "Rio" Music by Sergio Mendes and Carlinhos Brown Lyric by Siedah Garrett
Short Film (Animated)
"Dimanche/Sunday" Patrick Doyon
"The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore" William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg
"La Luna" Enrico Casarosa
"Hugo" Philip Stockton and Eugene Gearty
"Transformers: Dark of the Moon" Ethan Van der Ryn and Erik Aadahl
"War Horse" Richard Hymns and Gary Rydstrom
"Moneyball" Deb Adair, Ron Bochar, Dave Giammarco and Ed Novick
"Transformers: Dark of the Moon" Greg P. Russell, Gary Summers, Jeffrey J. Haboush and Peter J. Devlin
"War Horse" Gary Rydstrom, Andy Nelson, Tom Johnson and Stuart Wilson
"Real Steel" Erik Nash, John Rosengrant, Dan Taylor and Swen Gillberg
"Rise of the Planet of the Apes" Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, R. Christopher White and Daniel Barrett
"Transformers: Dark of the Moon" Scott Farrar, Scott Benza, Matthew Butler and John Frazier
Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
"The Ides of March" Screenplay by George Clooney & Grant Heslov and Beau Willimon
"Moneyball" Screenplay by Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin. Story by Stan Chervin
"Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" Screenplay by Bridget O'Connor & Peter Straughan
"Bridesmaids" Written by Annie Mumolo & Kristen Wiig
"Margin Call" Written by J.C. Chandor
"Midnight in Paris" Written by Woody Allen

The List of 2012 Oscar Nominees: Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best Actress

Best picture
War Horse,
The Artist,
Midnight in Paris,
Moneyball,
The Descendants,
The Tree of Life,
The Help, Hugo,
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Best actress
Glenn Close, “Albert Nobbs”
Viola Davis, “The Help”
Rooney Mara, “Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”
Meryl Streep, “The Iron Lady”
Michelle Williams, “My Week With Marilyn”
Best actor
Demian Bichir, “A Better Life”
George Clooney, “The Descendants”
Jean Dujardin, “The Artist”
Gary Oldman, “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy”
Brad Pitt, “Moneyball”
Best supporting actress
Berenice Bejo, “The Artist”
Jessica Chastain, “The Help”
Melissa McCarthy, “Bridesmaids”
Janet McTeer, “Albert Nobbs”
Octavia Spencer, “The Help”
Best supporting actor
Kenneth Branagh, “My Week With Marilyn”
Jonah Hill, “Moneyball”
Christopher Plummer, “Beginners”
Nick Nolte, “Warrior”
Max von Sydow, “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close”
Best director
Michel Hazanavicius, “The Artist”
Alexander Payne, “The Descendants”
Martin Scorsese, “Hugo”
Terrence Malick, “Tree of Life”
Woody Allen, “Midnight in Paris”
Best original screenplay
The Artist
Bridesmaids
“Margin Call”
“Midnight in Paris”
“A Separation”
Best adapted screenplay
“The Descendants”
“Hugo”
“The Ides of March”
“Moneyball”
“Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy”
Best foreign language film
“Bullhead”
“Footnote”
“In Darkness”
“Monsieur Lazhar”
“A Separation”
Best animated feature
“A Cat in Paris”
“Chico & Rita”
“Kung Fu Panda 2”
“Puss in Boots”
“Rango”
Best animated short film
“Dimanche/Sunday”
“The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore”
“La Luna”
“A Morning Stroll”
“Wild Life”
Best live action short film
“Pentecost”
“Raju”
“The Shore”
“Time Freak”
“Tuba Atlantic”
Best art direction
“The Artist”
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2”
“Hugo”
“Midnight in Paris”
“War Horse”
Best cinematography
“The Artist”
“The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”
“Hugo”
“The Tree of Life”
“War Horse”
Best costumes
“Anonymous”
“The Artist”
“Hugo”
“Jane Eyre”
“W.E.”
Best documentary feature
“Hell and Back Again”
“If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Libration Front”
“Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory”
“Pina”
“Undefeated”
Documentary short subject
“The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement”
“God is the Bigger Elvis”
“Incident in New Baghdad”
“Saving Face”
“The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom”
Film editing
“The Artist”
“The Descendants”
“The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”
“Hugo”
“Moneyball”
Make-up
“Albert Nobbs”
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2”
“The Iron Lady”
Original score
“The Adventures of TinTin”
“The Artist”
“Hugo”
“Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy:
“War Horse”
Original song
“Man or Muppet”
“Real in Rio”
Sound editing
“Drive”
“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”
“Hugo”
“Transformers: Dark of the Moon”
“War Horse”
Visual effects
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2”
“Hugo”
“Real Steel”
“Rise of the Planet of the Apes”
“Transformers: Dark of the Moon”

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The Winners and Losers of 2011 Emmy Awards: The Little Black Dress




Poetry@OccupyWallStreet



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Since Sept. 17,2011, large groups of demonstrators have been protesting against what they perceive to be the overt shameless corporate American greed. They are fed up by the rapaciousness of Wall Street, inattention and ungratefulness of the large banks that received large sums of money under the TARP that bailed them out of economic, financial crises during the early days of the recession only to turn back and hit the same tax payers with bank fees and sorts of money schemes. What is worse is that the bank presidents and higher officials are rewarded for their work with large bonuses ranging in the millions of dollars.

What is Occupy Wall Street all about?

“#OCCUPYWALLSTREET is a people powered movement for democracy that began in America on September 17 with an encampment in the financial district of New York City
Inspired by the Egyptian Tahrir Square uprising and the Spanish acampadas, we vow to end the monied corruption of our democracy.”

Having spent more than 23 days on the pavement of Wall Street, the protesters are organizing themselves to finally deliver a message to the financial world.

Protesters appear to come from all economic groups, religious, ethnic backgrounds. They are organizing themselves in general assemblies. Unable to use a microphone or bullhorns, they form what is called "waves of human microphone" which repeats what the speaker says to the rest of the assembled crowd.

Thus far, the movement has a website, www.occupywallstreet.org. It is seeking donations from volunteers. The donations can be in foods to feed the people who have been sleeping on the streets. Early scuffles with the police have not deterred them. Neither have the changing environmental elements. Just like the protesters of Tahrir Square and the Spanish acampadas, they are willing to brave the elements and police to effect change in the financial life of this country. In other words, they want to stop the monied corruption to repeat their own words.

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Here is a sample of this poetry book:

This poem was written by the author of "...Soaring on Wings Like Eagles..," "Freedom Rides to sweet Magnolia..,"

A Dream Deferred
Debt is slavery!
Its yoke the 99% is ready to break once for all
People not Profits! Down with Corporate Greed!
Remember the Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP)!
Listen to the voice of the people on the streets
Why have you refused to help us
It is your turn to step up to the plate
Bankers, pay back your debt to the tax payers
And to the millions of families who do not want to be foreclosed on
Homelessness is inhumane
Joblessness can lead to all kinds of vices and temptations
Let us reclaim our voice and ‘hood from Wall Street to Detroit,
From the favelas of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo to India
These hill-side shantytowns are no better than the ghettos
Of Detroit, Cleveland, and Chicago
The wilderness is reclaiming the land; inhabitants are fleeing the physical degradation
They are making their last stand against economic injustice
The 99% has had enough. Main Street is asking Wall Street to repay its debts
Who is out there to listen to their cry of agony and humiliation?
We are getting on the economic freedom rides
Help us get free from debt, foreclosure. Give hope to our young and educated children
Help us! Help! Help! We are drowning in the filth on the streets!
Won’t you come down from your highrise to witness the misery we are vegetating in?
We are cold and hungry. Do not let the human voice¸ the human microphone disappear

Sunday, October 9, 2011

WallStreet365Live Blog Presents OccupyWallStreet's eBook: "The Wall Street's Human Microphone Waves"

Welcome to the Poetry of Occupy Wall Street! Welcome to the financial capital of the United States of America and the World!

Purchase a PDF copy of "The Wall Street's Human Microphone Waves" Poetry and Song Lyrics Book for $5.00 now



Since Sept. 17,2011, large groups of demonstrators have been protesting against what they perceive to be the overt shameless corporate American greed. They are fed up by the rapaciousness of Wall Street, inattention and ungratefulness of the large banks that received large sums of money under the TARP that bailed them out of economic, financial crises during the early days of the recession only to turn back and hit the same tax payers with bank fees and sorts of money schemes. What is worse is that the bank presidents and higher officials are rewarded for their work with large bonuses ranging in the millions of dollars.

What is Occupy Wall Street all about?

“#OCCUPYWALLSTREET is a people powered movement for democracy that began in America on September 17 with an encampment in the financial district of New York City
Inspired by the Egyptian Tahrir Square uprising and the Spanish acampadas, we vow to end the monied corruption of our democracy.”

Having spent more than 23 days on the pavement of Wall Street, the protesters are organizing themselves to finally deliver a message to the financial world.

Protesters appear to come from all economic groups, religious, ethnic backgrounds. They are organizing themselves in general assemblies. Unable to use a microphone or bullhorns, they form what is called "waves of human microphone" which repeats what the speaker says to the rest of the assembled crowd.

Thus far, the movement has a website, www.occupywallstreet.org. It is seeking donations from volunteers. The donations can be in foods to feed the people who have been sleeping on the streets. Early scuffles with the police have not deterred them. Neither have the changing environmental elements. Just like the protesters of Tahrir Square and the Spanish acampadas, they are willing to brave the elements and police to effect change in the financial life of this country. In other words, they want to stop the monied corruption to repeat their own words.

Purchase a PDF copy of "The Wall Street's Human Microphone Waves" Poetry and Song Lyrics Book for $5.00 now

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Schwazenegger Revealed to Maria Shriver He Fathered Child with Long-term Staffer: Maid Tell All

Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger recently revealed that he had fathered a child out-of-wedlock with one of his maids. He has been married to Maria Shriver for 25 years. He recently confessed to her that indeed he had fathered a child with one of their staffers. Technically, the former Governor of California always had two women at home. In this sense, he took advantage of Maria Shriver who thought she was the only woman in his life. Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger cared only about his needs, his needs to have access to women, to become the top politician of the state and now to revive his shriveled movie career.

Friday, April 29, 2011

The frowning flower Goddaughter

Great dress designed by the queen's designer: What Others are Saying About This Dress


This gorgeous was designed by Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen, it has a lace applique bodice and skirt, and veil. The bride is wearing her hair down, with a tiara a loan from the royal jewelry.

Here is what others are saying about who was wearing what...

Ms Burton said creating the royal wedding dress had been the "experience of a lifetime".

Prince William is wearing the uniform of colonel of the Irish Guards, as well as his Royal Air Force wings.

The lace on the bride's dress details a rose, thistle, daffodil and shamrock, and was hand-made by the Royal School of Needlework at Hampton Court Palace.

The bridal train measures 2m 70cm, and along with the lace, all other fabrics used in the creation of the dress were sourced from and supplied by British companies.

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What are they saying about the dress?
The lace motifs were pinned, "framed up" and applied with stab stitching every 2mm to 3mm around each lace motif.

Workers washed their hands every 30 minutes to keep the lace and threads pristine, and the needles were renewed every three hours, to keep them sharp and clean.

The veil is held in place by a Cartier "halo" tiara, lent to Miss Middleton by the Queen.

The bride's earrings were a wedding day gift from her parents, Carole and Michael Middleton.

The earrings were the bride's "something new". For her "something blue", a blue ribbon was sewn into the interior of her dress, while her "something old" was the traditional Carrickmacross craftsmanship used to create the bridal gown.

Made by Cartier in 1936, the tiara was purchased by the Queen's father, the Duke of York (later King George VI) for his Duchess (later Queen Elizabeth and the Queen Mother) three weeks before he succeeded his brother as King.


The designer said she enjoyed every moment of making the royal gown
The tiara was presented to Princess Elizabeth (now the Queen) by her mother on her 18th birthday.

The bride's bouquet is a shield-shaped wired bouquet of myrtle, lily-of-the-valley, sweet William and hyacinth. It was designed by Shane Connolly.

Diana favourite
Maid of Honour Philippa Middleton's dress was also designed and created by Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen.

It is of a heavy, ivory satin-based crepe, with a cowl front and with the same button detail and lace trims as the bride's dress.

The four young bridesmaids' dresses were designed by childrenswear designer Nicki Macfarlane and hand-made by Ms Macfarlane and her daughter Charlotte Macfarlane at their homes in Wiltshire and Kent.

The mother-of-the bride Carole Middleton is wearing a sky blue silk dress with short pleated sleeves and pleated pockets by Catherine Walker - a favourite designer of Princess Diana.

Over that Mrs Middleton is wearing a sky-blue wool crepe coatdress. Her hat is by Berkshire-based Jane Corbett.

The groom's stepmother, the Duchess of Cornwall, is wearing a champagne silk dress with matching duck egg blue and champagne hand-embroidered coat, both by the designer Anna Valentine.

Sarah Burton - who made the billowing red and black poppy dress Michelle Obama wore for a state dinner and the wedding dress Sara Buys wore for her wedding to Tom Parker- Bowles - has long been the hotly-tipped favourite for the role of royal wedding dress designer.

She said she was incredibly honoured to be asked to design the historic dress, saying she had "enjoyed every moment of it."

The designer joined Alexander McQueen's studio in 1996 as an intern, working alongside him on his collections for 12 years before he took his own life in February 2010.

The designer was named creative director of the Alexander McQueen label the following May.


The mother-of-the-bride Carole Middleton wore blue
Guests at Westminster Abbey include David Cameron, in a morning suit, along with his wife, Samantha, who is not wearing a hat.

Mrs Cameron is wearing a £495 Burberry London teal knee-length dress, £75 Aldo shoes, and an orange shawl.

Victoria Beckham, who is attending with her husband, ex-England football captain David, is wearing a midnight blue Philip Treacy hat along with a dark blue dress which is one of her own designs.

Beckham, with a 1920s-style slicked-back hairstyle, is wearing a Ralph Lauren morning suit and carrying a top hat.

Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie, Princess Michael of Kent, Queen Anna-Marie of Greece and Princess Mathilde of Belgium are also wearing creations by Irish milliner Treacy.

The gold for Miss Middleton's ring was given to Prince William by the Queen shortly after the engagement was announced.

It had been made by Llandudno-based jeweller Wartski, Clarence House said.

The prince, who was made a colonel of the Irish Guards in February, is also wearing Royal Air Force wings, in a nod to his job as an RAF search-and-rescue helicopter pilot.

Great hat worn by the mother of the bride

....this is the day God hath made... Let us be rejoiced in it

Do not be haughty but associate with the lowly.....

Singing this very British hymn

The abbey

The ring

Vows: taking the vows

The wedding is here

Singing hymn

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Bride and groom