Trendy Formal Wear for Women!

Trendy Formal Wear for Women!

Working women always found themselves in confusion while selecting the office wear. Modern trends have made the formal clothes quite stylish and colorful. Now, professional ladies have enough hot and trendy choices in formal clothing that they can wear to their workplace. The formal dresses are now no longer dull and boring, unlike earlier days. Jot down the ideas given below to spruce up your professional look:

Fashionable Kurtis and leggings: Ladies, to keep yourself fat ease while juggling between the different office tasks, introduce designer kurtis to your formal collection. The light fabric, impressive prints, and cool colors available in kurtis make them a must-have for every working lady, especially for the summer season. Elegance comes effortlessly in these kurtis and they can be instantly paired up with trousers, jeans or leggings. The finely crafted necklines and embroidery make kurtis a hot favorite among the females. Wear sandals or slippers with kurtis to attain an easy look.

Classy trousers and wide leg pants: To enhance your professional look, grab some classy trousers and wide leg pants. Wear them with colorful blouses and shirts to attain a classy formal look. Neutral shades like beige and gray would pep up your classy formal appearance. To add to your style, carry a big leather handbag. Pumps on feet would complement your attire.

Western dresses to ooze your ‘oomph’ factor: Dresses such as pencil skirts and fitted blouses help ladies to accentuate their curves, but in a professional manner. Silky and ruffle tops and knee length dresses can add more charm to your personality. Wear these dresses to your office to spread a fresh breath of style. Team them up with gladiators or thin heeled shoes. Don long and stylish necklaces with these dresses.

Pick bright colors: Neutral shades certainly rule the world of office wear, but now you can splash exciting hues at your workplace. Solid colors and funky hues are now no more restricted to fun clothing. Workplaces welcome the gals wearing eye-catching colorful attire. So, add more colors to your formal collection. Wear bright colored jeans or trousers within heeled boots. Accessorize with glossy belts.

Business casuals: To keep yourself at ease, pick some business casuals like t-shirts, shirts, and jeans. Carry a cool look and feel comfortable while wearing the attractive tees and tailored jackets. To make your casual look influential, put your feet into casual shoes. Accessories such as beaded necklace and cute earrings would pep up your style.

To get a new professional look, try the above suggested kurti styles and other style mantras. Become a woman of substance while wearing statement dresses at your workplace. Refresh your formal collection while adding some more trendy garbs. Get over the dull and boring formal appearance that you used to flaunt until now. Indulge in style and carry a unique persona while picking your formal wears from some designer labels. Keep giving surprises to your colleagues while adorning tunics every now and then. Discover a personalized style with these …

What an Aquarius Man Likes in a Woman

What an Aquarius Man Likes in a Woman

Many women have had the experience of becoming friends and then lovers with an Aquarius man. These men are fiercely loyal as friends and once you develop a close friendship with a man born under this astrological sign it’s easy to fall in love. If you are wondering what an Aquarius man likes in a woman, the answer is fairly simple. Someone who is independent and enjoys the social scene is likely to capture his heart.

Intelligence is something that an Aquarius man likes in a woman. He wants someone who can hold a conversation with him about everything from politics to sports. If you have your eye on a certain Aquarius man it’s a great idea to brush up on what’s happening in the world. He’ll be so impressed when you start a conversation about one of the hot topics in the news. If you can keep his brain stimulated, you’ll never lose his attention. Don’t try and fake knowing what he’s talking about though. He’ll see through this immediately and will find it completely unattractive. This is actually a great way to lose an Aquarius man.

Jealousy doesn’t work well if you have your heart set on a relationship with a man born in late January through mid February. These men are very social and see absolutely no harm in speaking to other women and having women friends. If you follow his lead and surround yourself with interesting people of both genders, the Aquarius man will find this irresistible. You’ll be showing him that you are fine with his choice in friends and you’ll also show him that you can be friends with other men without any romantic entanglements.

Understanding is also what an Aquarius man likes in a woman. If you two had plans and he suddenly needs to change them in favor of an important obligation, don’t pout. The same is true if he forgets your birthday or anniversary. The truth is that these men just don’t put as high of value on special dates as other do. It’s not because the day means less to him, it’s just that it’s not in the forefront of his mind. If it’s important to you that he does remember, remind him yourself. He’ll appreciate the gesture and you won’t be left feeling neglected.

Long term commitment isn’t high on the priority list of men born under this sun sign. If you have your heart set on a marriage proposal it may be a long time coming. It’s important to remember how much he means to you and how much you value the relationship. Don’t ever push an Aquarius man on commitment as it can make him back away. Instead, focus on the positives of the relationship. He’ll love you even more for doing so.…

Europe's New Jews

Europe's New Jews

They inhabit self-imposed ghettoes, subject to derision and worse, the perennial targets of far-right thugs and populist politicians of all persuasions. They are mostly bound to menial jobs. They are accused of spreading crime, terrorism and disease, of being backward and violent, of refusing to fit in.

Their religion, atavistic and rigid, insists on ritual slaughter and male circumcision. They rarely mingle socially or inter-marry. Most of them – though born in European countries – are not allowed to vote. Brown-skinned and with a marked foreign accent, they are subject to police profiling and harassment and all manner of racial discrimination.

They are the new Jews of Europe – its Muslim minorities.

Muslims – especially Arab youths from North Africa – are, indeed, disproportionately represented in crime, including hate crime, mainly against the Jews. Exclusively Muslim al-Qaida cells have been discovered in many West European countries. But this can be safely attributed to ubiquitous and trenchant long-term unemployment and to stunted upward mobility, both social and economic due largely to latent or expressed racism.

Moreover, the stereotype is wrong. The incidence of higher education and skills is greater among Muslim immigrants than in the general population – a phenomenon known as "brain drain". Europe joins the best and the brightest – students, schools, scientists, engineers and intellectuals – away from their destitute, politically dysfunctional and backward homelands.

The Economist surveys the landscape of friction and withdrawal:

"Indifference to Islam has turned first to disdain, then to speculation and more recently to hostility … (due to images of) petro-powered sheikhs, Palestinian terrorists, Iranian ayatollahs, mass immigration and then the attacks of September 11th, executed if Not planned by western-based Muslims and succored by an odious time in Afghanistan … Muslims tend to come from poor, rural areas; most are ill-educated, many are brown. Politicians. They speak the language of the wider society either or not at all, so they find it hard to get jobs. Their children struggle at school. Withdraw into their own world, (forming a) self-sufficient, self-contained community. "

This self-imposed segregation has multiple dimensions. Clannish behavior persists for decades. Marriages are still arranged – related brides and grooms are imported from the motherland to wed immigrants from the same region or village. The "parallel society", in the words of a British government report following the Oldham riots two years ago, extends to cultural habits, religious practices and social norms.

Assimilation and integration has many enemies.

Remittances from abroad are an important part of the gross national product and budgetary revenues of countries such as Bangladesh and Pakistan. Here their frantic efforts to maintain the cohesive national and cultural identity of the expats. DITIB is an arm of the Turkish government's office for religious affairs. It discourages the assimilation or social integration of Turks in Germany. Turkish businesses – newspapers, satellite TV, foods, clothing, travel agents, publishers – thrive on ghettoization.

There is a tacit confluence of interests between national governments, exporters and Islamic organizations. All three want Turks …

Why Learn Foreign Languages?

Why Learn Foreign Languages?

Our world is getting ever more connected and the citizens of the world are rapidly bridging national, social, and linguistic differences. When crossing cultural boundaries, language is the single most important tool. Language provides the key to broadening career and educational opportunities, enhancing the exchange of ideas and information, and of course enjoying the beauty of other cultures.

For many people who stopped learning languages ​​at school and have not been involved since then, the prospect of learning new languages ​​can be rather daunting. It can take hard work to reach a good standard and then there is the challenge of maintaining that level of profitability. But there is no reason why you should not enjoy and succeed in learning languages ​​like Hindustani or Chinese. Even though people are all different – they learn at different speed levels and have different pronunciation – they tend to be best when it comes to learning and to communicating. With the right attitude, learning techniques, and guidance, you can master any language. The many benefits are obvious.

Understand the World

"Language is the means of getting an idea from my brain into yours without surgery" – Mark Amidon

Language is the source of many misunderstandings, especially so when communicating across cultural boundaries. Although English is often known as a widely spoken and understood language in the world, it is still far from sufficient for understanding cultures of other linguistic backgrounds. It goes without saying that you gain more from a visit to a country if you can converse in the local language and actually get to know the people rather than just communicating in English with people in the tourism industry or academic elites. Use of even the most basic vocabulary helps to break down barriers and establish good relationships. It shows your respect towards the people of the country and that you take a genuine interest in them.

A basic knowledge of the destination language is a reasonably small task to achieve and should be included in anyone's preparations. Learning a selection of key words or expressions specific to your sector or profession enables you to reach out and find or provide meaning in conversations. Being able to get your message across in the language of your destination culture allows you to transition more comfortably and increasingly immerse yourself. You will be able to express your thoughts and speak for yourself, thus inviting opportunities for new friendships and gaining the trust and respect of your hosts.

Reveal the Heart of Culture

"To have another language is to possess a second soul" – Charlemagne

Words shape the way we think. We dissect nature along lines laid down by our native language. Language is not simply a reporting device for experience but a refining framework for it. Language is the road map of a culture. It tells you where its people come from and where they are going. It introduces you to a different way of thinking and looking at the world. Any language …

The History of Colin’s Jeans Brand

The History of Colin’s Jeans Brand

The history of made to measure jeans by Colin’s started in 1983 when a Turkish businessman Nurettin Eroglu and his four brothers established a small garment manufacture called “Eroglu Holding”. Originally the factory produced coats and down jackets, but in 1986 the first jeans were manufactured there. That year the trademark “Kulis” was introduced. The production grew and by 1992 the company manufactured 1500 pairs of jeans a day. The brand was that year renamed and called “Colin’s Jeans”. The first sewing factory occupying a space of 10.000 square kilometers was opened.

In 1993 the company begins to export its jeans abroad. Today Colin’s Jeans are sold in the USA, Western and Eastern Europe, Russia and Middle East.

Colin’s Jeans brand has chosen the right marketing strategy from the start. Unlike other Turkish manufacturers of denim, Colin’s Jeans brand didn’t try to copy jeans models produced by world established companies. Instead of this the brand made inexpensive clothes of good quality and advertised for its own trademark. This policy contributed to the success of the brand all over the world.

By the end of the 1990s Colin’s Jeans already had 11 shops in Turkey and 6 shops abroad. The brand also introduced a new more expensive denim line called “Loft”. In 1997 Central Office and trading center Marka&Marka in Istanbul were opened. According to the conception Marka&Marka Eroglu started production for the leading world manufacturers of custom tailored jeans: Levi’s, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Lacoste, Next, Polo, GAP, Ralph Lauren, Lee Cooper, Matalan and Liz Clairbone. In 1998 a factory occupying a space of 35.000 square kilometers was opened, followed by the largest denim clothes manufacturing factory in Europe opened in 2003 and occupying a space of 45.000 square kilometers, capable of producing 17 million of clothes pieces a year. In 2005 Eroglu Company Group bought one of the biggest jeans brands in Europe “Big Star”, fortifying its positions on the world markets.

Today the company is represented in 33 countries and has more than 24.000 employees. The brand produces men’s, women’s and children’s clothes and each season introduces more than 2000 models of customized jeans for the new collection, following the latest trends of the world fashion. Colin’s represents an entire production cycle, including draft designing of jeans models, construction, curve gradation, sewing of clothes pieces, packing and delivery of ready goods to the customers. The most progressive technologies of processing and dye are used in Colin’s Jeans manufactory.

The product range includes jeans, denim jackets, shirts, skirts, waistcoats, dresses, shorts, overalls, as well as cotton and knitted wear like tops, T-shirts, sweaters, smocks. Colin’s also continues to manufacture outer garments, coats and jackets. Clothes for children and various accessories also belong to the product palette of the company.

The brand now has 300 shops in Turkey and more than 1000 abroad, thus becoming a rightful competitor of the leading world denim brands.…

The Wedding Eve "Slumber Party"

The Wedding Eve "Slumber Party"

There is an old custom that the bride and groom should not see each other after the rehearsal dinner the night before their wedding. With so many couples living together before they are married, this means that at least one of them will need to spend that night somewhere else. It is also customary that the bride will spend her last night as a single woman in the company of her closest female friends, having a wedding eve “slumber party”.

Unlike the type of slumber parties that girls have growing up, the wedding eve gathering should definitely end with the guest of honor turning in early. Don’t get so caught up chatting with your girlfriends that you forgo your beauty sleep! It is the job of the bride’s friends to see to it that she is well rested on the morning of the wedding.

The wedding eve slumber party is a great time for the bride to reminisce over the great times that she has shared with her friends. Often these are very old friends, and they have shared many happy adventures together. Although she will no doubt be keeping her close friends, things can change when a woman gets married, so it is nice to have this special time to share memories with her dear friends.

This is also a good opportunity for the bride to talk through any nervousness she may have about the wedding day. Hopefully at this point, she does not have any question about her decision to get married, but many brides will feel some anxiety about the actual proceedings. It is up to her friends to reassure the bride that everything will surely go off without a hitch, and that she will have the wedding that she has always dreamed about.

There are plenty of other things that go on the night before the wedding. If the bride or her bridesmaids need to touch up their manicure or pedicure, this is the perfect time to take care of it (don’t wait until the morning of the wedding). It is also fun to share a bottle of Champagne in celebration of the bride and groom.

The wedding eve slumber party can be a time when wedding jewelry gifts are presented. If the groom has picked out something special to give to his bride-to-be, he can give it to her maid of honor to present to her the night before the wedding. This works out very well, because often the groom will have consulted the maid of honor about any gifts of wedding jewelry that he was considering, to make sure that they matched the bridal gown. This is the sort of surprise that any bride would love to receive!

Most of all, the wedding eve slumber party is a time for the bride to relax in the company of good friends. These are likely the same women who have supported her and guided her throughout the wedding planning process, and it will mean so much …

Pashmina Shawls – What Color Shawl Can I Wear With a Red Dress?

Pashmina Shawls – What Color Shawl Can I Wear With a Red Dress?

Shawls and wraps! Whatever the occasion may be, whether it is the corporate Christmas party that your company is having, or an elegant charity ball in one of the classiest venues in town… the main point of concern that most women would have would be: what to wear? Of course, most women would want to stand out from the crowd and not want be singled out as drab or boring during the event.

The best way to achieve this effect is with a red dress.

Red is now considered as the new neutral for corporate attires, but it can also be used as a dress color if you really want to stand out from the ordinary multitude and be noticed. Wearing a red dress can really catch people’s attention and would make them stop and listen to what you want to say, particularly in a public or social event that you are heading to.

However, wearing a red dress can also limit your accessories as most coats would not be proper to wear and this would be to your disadvantage particularly if the weather or the venue is quite cold. The best way to remedy this is by wearing a shawl or a shrug, which can bring you to this one particular question: what color shawl can I wear with a red dress?

The Allures of a Red Dress:

The red dress is the best thing to wear if you want to attract attention to yourself at the party or the event, as most people would not even dare or have the confidence to wear such a bold color in such a public place. Wearing it with confidence would have everyone’s eyes on you.

You can wear a red dress that is fit to flatter your figure more and look really, really sexy, or you can be modest and wear a cut that is not so flattering but would still look hot in red. A red dress can be worn at practically any season, but would suit the holidays well if worn with a woolen scarf or shawl. Some modern women, who are unconventional in their taste, would prefer to wear red for their wedding dress, complete with red accessories and all. That would really look rather stunning and different at the same time, but the bottom line is still there – they would really like to stand out and look good.

Style and Functionality of Wearing a Shawl:

Men and women from different cultures, race and nationalities have been wearing shawls for centuries; some for aesthetic purposes while others are purely functional. Shawls can protect the wearer from the elements and from the cold. They can be worn to cover the shoulders or the neck or wrapped around the head as a turban. In some cultures, shawls are worn around the body as part of the traditional garment. In modern times, shawls are worn both for its functional use as well as a fashion accessory and have been a …

Wedding Photographers

Wedding Photographers

A wedding photographer is not just any photographer who comes along to take some photographs; they should be able to connect in a friendly and confident manner, with the bride, groom, parents, grandparents and any children at the wedding and sometimes, the pet dog as well. The photographer should feel all the emotions and become a part of their day, by that I mean that they should understand the emotions of the people attending the wedding, after all, how else can the wedding photographer capture these emotions on camera, if they don’t feel and understand them.

The romance, excitement and the final realisation of months, maybe even years, of planning for this one day and it’s the wedding photographer’s job to capture these emotions in a realistic yet, beautiful way. The bride and groom will be nervous, the parents hoping everything runs as smoothly as they have planned for and the kids, trying not to look too bored with all the fuss around them. I often capture some great photographs of the kids at weddings. The photographs should reflect the events of the day in such a way that, looking back, when you’re an old married couple, it will seem like the wedding was only yesterday.

All the details need to be photographed, including the church or venue for the ceremony and of course, the reception. As a wedding photographer, I consider it a vital part of my work, to arrive early, get to know the layout of wedding venue, select the best positions and angles for the shots that I want to capture, during the ceremony and strive to produce incredible photos.

Unfortunately, there are still some people who will not allow the religious ceremony to be photographed which is another reason I like to arrive early, to give myself the opportunity to chat with the minister, priest or official who will be conducting the ceremony and if possible, gain a little compromise, in such cases. A good wedding photographer will be aware of all the areas to consider for every occasion. Your wedding will be unique and your wedding photographs should also be unique.

I chose to specialise in wedding photography, initially because I didn’t have a photography studio however, while I run a photography business, I also get so much personal enjoyment from photographing weddings, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

My approach to wedding photography is very relaxed; I prefer the wedding photojournalism approach, as most top wedding photographers do. My wedding portfolio is full of photographs of relaxed couples enjoying their wedding day and spending time with friends and family not, the photographer. These photographs are far more enjoyable to look at and also help to capture the wedding’s events as they unfold, naturally.

In short, wedding photography is very much a specialised area and wedding photography should always be left to the professional. Weddings can’t be re-photographed in a photography studio. The photographer who chooses to photograph weddings, had better know exactly …

Local Newspapers Around the Globe

Local Newspapers Around the Globe

A local newspaper is a news publication having news articles and advertisements from the perspective catering to a local area. These are printed at one place and different distribution sources are used to distribute them over a relatively wide surrounding area. It contains news not only from the local area but from around the globe. The news is even presents from the local area's point of view. However, one must understand that other than local, only global and important news are covered in a local newspaper and it is impossible to publish all the news available from all parts of the world.

Generally, poor quality paper is used in newspaper publication and in accordance to one estimate there are around 7000 daily newspaper publications around the globe, each having its own point of view on an event and they send out around 400 million copies in a day.

Looking at the numbers, one can easily conclude that by reading his local newspaper only, one is reaching to a conclusion by simply going through the point of view of just one publication. Also, he is certainly not getting all the information or news of all events happening in the world but only a small part of it through the local newspaper.

Apart from the newspaper, other news media have also taken over the world by storm. Newspaper still make up for a majority of news media but others are catching up really fast. Television and radio are other two popular news media. However there are only a few news channels that truly cater to the entire globe.

Online news is another media that has started to attract a number of people from around the globe. One can easily visit the website and can go through the news. These are updated on a regular basis and their popularity is certainly on a rise.

However, these are all based on the point of view of people they locally cater to. One reaches to a conclusion just by going through one point of view. Also, an important point to understand here is that one can not go on spending money and wasting time and paper in buying different news publications in order to understand their point of view and reach to a conclusion.

Would not it be really wonderful if one can go to a newspaper directory having categories as per different areas of the world, further subdivided into countries and going up to local areas? The directory would contain newspapers, online news portals and magazines categorized in accordance to the area where they cater to. One can simply go to the directory and read different news published around the globe and reach to a conclusion after understanding their point of view on an event.

Easynewspapers.com is one such website which contains links to all the newspapers, local to national to those present around the globe. One simply needs to click some links and can easily view the news from a number of different …

Kwanzaa Party Games Celebrating in Style and Fun

Kwanzaa Party Games Celebrating in Style and Fun

Kwanzaa is a fantastic occasion to celebrate. If you’re having a party, here are a few game ideas that will add to the fun.

“Mamba” Kwanzaa Party Game

This game is lots of fun, and requires players to work together as a team. It is especially good if lots of children are playing. All that’s required is a fairly big area (around 10 metres square) that has been marked off. The children gather in the marked-off area, and one is selected to be the Mamba. The Mamba must try and catch the other players, who must stay within the marked-off area. Any player who runs outside this area must leave the game. When a player is caught by the Mamba, they join onto the snake by placing their hands around the Mamba’s waist. Only the snake’s head (the original Mamba) can catch people, but as more players get caught the children making up the body of the Mamba can entrap other players. The game ends when all children have been eaten by the Mamba. The last player to get captured wins a small prize.

“Earth, Air, Fire, Water” Kwanzaa Party Game

This fun Kwanzaa party game is best played with a fairly large group of children. All that’s required is a tennis ball and a decent-sized area to play in. The children sit in a circle, and one is chosen to start. They must throw the tennis-ball to someone else in the circle, calling out either “Earth”, “Air”, “Fire” or “Water”. If Earth is called, the player who catches the ball needs to name an animal that lives on the Earth (the ground). If Air is called, they must name an animal that can fly. If Fire is called, they must remain silent. And if Water is called, they must name a marine animal. The game continues as the ball is tossed from player to player. Each player gets 10 seconds to think of an answer, and they must not repeat an answer already given. If they break these rules they must leave the circle. The last player left in the circle wins.…