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TREE HOUSES: It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Paris, with local radio host and TV presenter Stéphane Bern leading the annual ceremony to switch on the lights on Avenue Montaigne.
The electric moment, held in front of the Nina Ricci store on Tuesday night, served as an appetizer to the 23rd annual Sapins de Noël charity benefit at the nearby Hôtel Plaza Athénée, hosted by Parisian fashion journalist Marie-Christiane Marek.
Twenty-eight houses, including Chanel, Dior, Olivier Theyskens and Elie Saab, entered creative Christmas trees to be auctioned off on the night in aid of cancer research, followed by a dinner at the Maison Blanche restaurant.
On a playful note, India Mahdavi for her lot presented a carved wooden toucan with a red knitted scarf tied at the neck.
Chantal Thomass also wanted to break from tradition. “It’s not a tree, I’ve been doing trees for the past 22 years; I designed an object, a screen that lights up with printed fabrics,” said the black-bobbed lingerie designer, who has just released a furniture collection with Maisons du Monde.
But Chanel’s entry — an abstract gray and red sculpture evoking a volcano, with an illuminated red cavity lit by a double-C lightbulb — created
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THEY DO: Chiara Ferragni: Italian, blonde, influencer, entrepreneur, mother and, now, wife.
The personality behind The Blonde Salad digital platform and the Chiara Ferragni Collection footwear and accessories label married Italian singer Federico Lucia, better known as Fedez, in a civil ceremony in Noto, Sicily, on Saturday.
As reported, Ferragni’s wedding dress was specially designed by Dior’s artistic director of women’s collections Maria Grazia Chiuri, who also attended the ceremony.
The white Dior haute couture style featured a long-sleeved crochet lace top juxtaposed with a tulle skirt embellished with a thin ribbon belt. A long white veil and white, Dior sling-back pointy shoes completed the ensemble. Ferragni’s hair was styled in a simple updo while her makeup was kept natural to emphasize her blue eyes.
The groom opted for a Versace outfit, comprising a dark suit and white shirt, with no tie but only golden Medusa cufflinks and a gold watch as accessories.
The couple exchanged Pomellato band rings in white and rose gold customized with a shimmering full pavé of white diamonds and their names and date of marriage engraved on the inside. As reported, Ferragni is the Milan-based jewelry house’s ambassador for 2018 and fronted the Pomellato For Women campaign lensed by Peter Lindbergh.
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‘TIS THE SEASON: Francis Kurkdjian, Ali Mahdavi and Jean-Claude Jitrois were among guests who turned out to the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris on Friday night to inspect Christmas trees they designed for an annual charity event organized by fashion journalist Marie-Christiane Marek.
Jean Paul Gaultier, Dior, Chanel, Elie Saab and Emanuel Ungaro are among other designers and fashion houses that have created 30 Christmas trees or artistic pieces to go under the tree that are to be auctioned off Monday night at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, and simultaneously on Drouotlive.com.
The 21st edition of the Sapins de Noël event is being held under the patronage of Ralph Toledano, president of the Fédération Française de la Couture, and Pascal Morand, its executive president, and Montaigne Committee president Jean-Claude Cathalan.
French rising actress Marie-Ange Casta, alongside boxing champion Cyril Benzaquen, pushed a button in front of the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées to light the famous luxury thoroughfare.
Jitrois, who called Casta “an ambitious and talented young woman,” has been participating to the designer Christmas trees initatiative since its first edition. This year, he was inspired by the Tower of Babel. “Because everyone was speaking the same language,” he said, noting that his tree with a metal structure involves Swarovski crystals and leather fringes.
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Romance is not extinct.
A paleontologist recently proposed to his girlfriend in the acknowledgments of a scientific paper describing a newly unearthed dinosaur species, but says he hopes the romantic gesture doesn’t overshadow the discovery.
Caleb Brown of the Royal Tyrrell Museum in Alberta, Canada, is the lead author of “A New Horned Dinosaur Reveals Convergent Evolution in Cranial Ornamentation in Ceratopsidae,” published Thursday in the journal Current Biology.
The paper, co-authored by the Tyrrell Museum’s curator of dinosaurs, Donald Henderson, describes Regaliceratops peterhewsi, a close relative of the Triceratops that lived during the late Cretaceous Period. The fossil is believed to be around 70 million years old.
Brown told The Huffington Post that the dinosaur was nicknamed “Hellboy” because the process of extracting the animal’s skull from the ground was so difficult. He noted that the name also works because of the horned creature’s vague resemblance to the ’90s comic book character.
While discoveries of new species of dinosaurs are “fairly common” these days, Brown said, Regaliceratops is particularly interesting because it’s the first example of “evolutionary convergence” in horned dinosaurs. Evolutionary convergence occurs when two groups that are not closely related independently develop similar traits.
Brown explained that the Regaliceratops was a Chasmosaurine, a group of dinosaurs that typically had a modest, simple neck frill. The fossil that was discovered, however, had a larger and more elaborate neck frill much more similar to that usually seen in Centrosaurines, another group of horned dinosaurs that lived two million years prior to Chasmosaurines. A news release describes the frill as including a “halo of large, pentagonal plates radiating outward, as well as a central spike,” giving the dino the appearance of wearing a crown.
That crown-like appearance is what inspired the dinosaur’s scientific name. “Regaliceratops” is derived from the Latin for “royal horned face,” according to Science Watch, while “peterhewsi” is an homage to Peter Hews, the Alberta geologist who first spotted the dinosaur’s fossil sticking out the side of a riverbank in 2005.
As if a new, royal-looking species of dinosaur named “Hellboy” weren’t cool enough, the paper also has a romantic element. In the acknowledgements, Brown wrote a note to his girlfriend, which was reprinted in Retraction Watch:
C.M.B. would specifically like to highlight the ongoing and unwavering support of Lorna O’Brien. Lorna, will you marry me?
“I never expected it to get this much attention,” Brown told HuffPost. He said he just wanted to propose in a “unique and spontaneous” way, and he felt that including the proposal in the paper “immortalized” it.
Obviously, O’Brien said yes.
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"We have been forgotten, and we need the right to speak. If no one hears what we say, nothing will change." In 1997, during the Taliban’s repressive rule, award-winning photographer Harriet Logan went to Afghanistan and encountered a group of extraordinary women whose strong characters and dreams for the future made an indelible impression on her. Despite the peril to her life and theirs, she captured their lives in a series of striking photographs. The women risked their safety by speaking to and being photographed by her because they felt that the outside world needed to know what was happening to them. The images of women from 1997 contrast sharply with those from the 1970s, when they were free to dress as they wished, speak up for their rights, and pursue their educations alongside men. After the Taliban’s defeat at the end of 2001, Logan returned to Afghanistan, where she found many of these women again and met others. These courageous and intelligent women shared with her stories of unimaginable sadness and abiding strength through the long years of war and uncertainty. Zargoona, a widow, reveals that she could not afford to treat her cancer because Taliban law prevented women from earning a living. Nahed, a schoolteacher, has vowed never to marry because even her own brothers beat her, Durkhanai, the daughter of a famous television anchor-woman, tells how she experienced the joys of family life and the pain of lost freedom all at once: "We were like birds in a cage. For me, maybe my cage was good — my home was full of happiness. We love each other here and we are not hungry. But outside it was terrible." Nine-year-old Sanam rejoices that she can carry her doll without beingbeaten for idolatry. Latifa lost her foot when she stepped on a mine and subsequently left her house only four times during Taliban rule. She begs of women across the world: "Please help us Afghan women. We have just come out of a dark period into the sunshine. Learn from us so that what we have suffered will never happen again." Logan’s photographs reveal the world of these women, from portraits of them at home to the war-torn landscapes of Kabul and its marketplaces newly brimming with beauty products. This stunning journey in text and image will open the reader’s eyes to the Afghanistan of yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
The incredible story of Sister Mary MacKillop, from nun to saint ‘It’s the nuns I remember. An oddity to outsiders; mainstream to any Catholic. Hardly a classroom was without one. They were young and in charge, and role models for the girls who looked up at them from the desks. They weren’t part of the clergy; they couldn’t take Holy Orders like priests. but they were leaders, career women, women in the church who had a role, an alternative authority, belonging to a community of convent life which, like their heavy clothing, separated them from everyday society. ‘ It was Mary MacKillop’s miracles of healing that led her to be canonised as Australia’s first saint, but perhaps her greatest and most important legacy to the world was the religious order she founded over a century ago. Mary MacKillop’s sisters – the sisters of Saint Joseph – have been teaching and setting up schools all over Australia and New Zealand since 1867, bringing education to those who could not afford it, regardless of their religion. In this fascinating collection of interviews, Anne Henderson reveals the inner lives of the sisters of Saint Joseph. Through their own words, the sisters reflect on their work, their vows of poverty, chastity and obedience, and what these mean in the modern world. Providing a fascinating insight into the lives of these inspiring and deeply committed women, Mary MacKillop’s Sisters is an invaluable social history and a fascinating read.
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Here’s some real talk: planning a wedding can be overwhelming, to say the least. That’s why we’re on board with anything that can make the experience less stressful for brides and grooms-to-be.
Take Unveiled, for example. It’s a luxury bridal event in Los Angeles and Orange Country that features booths from local wedding planning resources in each city — everything from cakes, dècor, beauty, venues, food, flowers, fashion and more. And this year, we’re one of the sponsors!
Attendees can also look forward to cake tastings, samples of specialty cocktails and champagne, a gift bag and admission to a fashion show. Our readers who plan to attend can receive a special $ 10 discount on their ticket if they use the promo code HUFFPOWEDDINGS (you can purchase it here).
Information on each of the events is listed below. For more details, head over to the Unveiled site.
ORANGE COUNTY | Thursday, October 9
- Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
- 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
- Fashion show by Mon Amie bridal salon
- Event Photography by ToAmaze
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LOS ANGELES | Sunday, September 7
- W Hollywood, 6250 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028
- 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
- Fashion show by Amsale Spring 2015
- State of the Union address by event planner & designer Beth Helmstetter
- Event design by Laura Lorraine Designs
- Event Photography by Simone & Martin Photography
- Sponsored by The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Martha Stewart Weddings, HuffPost Weddings, BevMo!, 24 Carrots, Angeleno Magazine, Wolfgang Puck, W Hollywood, Brides California, Classic Party Rentals and The Bridal Bar
UPDATE: The San Francisco event scheduled for October 19 at Bently Reserve has been canceled, according to a representative from the event planning company. Those who bought tickets will be notified and refunded. The company apologizes for any inconvenience.
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“Wedding Photography Unveiled” reveals the art, philosophies, strategies, business practices, and techniques of twenty top wedding photographers from across the United States and showcases their favorite images. The focus is on the freshest styles-especially the blend of photojournalism with more relaxed lifestyle and high-fashion looks, including environmental portraits. These are the styles that today’s brides expect, inspired by the images they see in bridal, celebrity, and fashion magazines. With practical, priceless, straight-from-the-front-lines advice on equipment, setting rates, getting published, websites, albums, and more, this book will give you the inspiration, insight, and instruction you need to navigate the lucrative field of wedding photography.
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Rumor has it… …that the Zimmerman twins, Ginger and Cinnamon, are the hot hair-stylists in Santa Bonita. Their Do It Up salon has been swamped ever since hometown-Hollywood-star Courtney Day had her wedding hair done there. Now the sisters know every secret of every bride-to-be that crosses their threshold: does she or doesn’t she, will she or won’t she, how often, and with whom? What happens at Do It Up stays at Do It Up — until Craig Esposito strolls into the salon with the latest wedding party. Cinnamon’s dazed reaction suggests there’s something only she knows about this handsome cousin to the groom — making Ginger wonder if he’s the mystery father of Cinnamon’s young daughter (which should kill her attraction to him, but doesn’t). Now the sisters’ own secrets are the subject of small-town gossip…and Ginger is about to tease out some surprising truths about her family, her town — and herself.
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