Friday, February 27, 2009

Back to Fashion

Direct Selling

So, now that the excitement of the Golden Globes, Grammys and Oscars are over, blogging focus will switch from movies and music to fashion for a little while. It's fitting as spring is approaching and many of us are already experiencing warm weather or we are in temperate/tropical climates.

During this economic downturn, there's also a lot of talk about direct selling opportunities, either for residual income or as a full time business opportunity. The nice thing about direct selling opportunities is that if you also enjoy wearing various fashions, you can buy them from YOURSELF at a fraction of the cost of retail. So today's posting goes out to all those direct selling opportunities out there, especially those connected to fashion.

Printed shirred waist dress, AVON.
You can buy it from this Representative or your local Rep. that you already have.:

This Representative also provides free hard copy catalogs choc full of FREE samples upon request.

Within U.S., call 917-374-3058 for FREE AVON catalog and FREE samples!!!

AVON has just begun Campaign 6, where the lovely singer and actress, Jennifer Hudson graces the cover of the catalog. There are some great deals in the catalog so if you are not interested in becoming a seller, you can always buy. mark. is the boutique store for AVON and selling mark. is popular job among college students but older women like it too. Independent Sales Representatives with AVON and mark. are available to answer questions about that opportunity. Email Leave First and Last Name and phone number within the United States to be contacted. Don't be afraid to send your phone number for legitimate opportunities. Mary Kay and SMC are among the many other companies for direct selling, although not fashion specific. Contact your representatives today. For those of you for who have considered signing up for one of these direct selling opportunities, but you just don't think it will pay, make sure to educate yourself on direct selling first. If you're reading this and you are already a direct seller, thinking about how to improve business, it's important to study the strategies to do so. There is real money in it if you have time to commit. Just take it seriously, like a real job. Attend the trainings, become an expert, believe in your product.

Stay tuned...

Monday, February 23, 2009

The 81st Annual Academy Awards

Yesterday's 81st Annual Academy Awards show was highly entertaining with host, Hugh Jackman and performances by Queen Latifah, Beyonce Knowles, Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens and more.

Hugh Jackman performed, singing and dancing, and teased the nominees with jokes while saying he honored their versatility as actors. He made funny jokes about himself, stating that he is Australian and recently played an Australian in a movie named Australia.

Here are some of the winners from the various categories of yesterday's 81st Annual Academy Awards!

Best Picture 2008

- Slumdog Millionaire

Best Actor in a Leading Role

- Sean Penn - Milk

Best Actress in a Leading Role

- Kate Winslet - The Reader

Best Supporting Actress

- Penelope Cruz - Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Best Supporting Actor

- Heath Ledger - The Dark Knight

Best Original Screenplay

- Milk

Best Animated Film

- Wall-E

Best Makeup

- The Curious Case of Benjamin Button - Greg Cannom

Best Sound Editing

- The Dark Night

Best Original Score

- Slumdog Millionaire - A.R. Rahman

Best Song

- Jai Ho - Slumdog Millionaire - A.R. Rahman

Slumdog Millionaire is a film that achieved 8 wins at the Academy Awards. Watch the official trailer for Slumdog Millionaire, from Fox Searchlight Pictures, below!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Some Moments from the 51st Annual Grammy Awards

I loved Justin Timberlake and T.I's duet!
Here's a clip from MTV

Model, Kate Beckinsale introduced Paul McCartney's performance but before doing so, reminded the crowd that a very pregnant M.I.A. got through her performance on the day her baby was supposed to be due! M.I.A. performed Swagga Like Us with Jay-Z and T.I. featuring Kanye West and Lil Wayne.

The collaboration is appropriate because "No one on the corner has a swagga like us" is found in M.I.A.'s own solo music...
M.I.A.'s music is considered controversial by some and enlightening by others (as M.I.A.'s song, Paper Planes is said to draw attention to the negative stereotypes many immigrants face in the United States.) See the video for Paper Planes below and you decide!:

More Grammy Award Winners

As a continuation of yesterday's post-

Here are some of the other Grammy Winners for respective categories:

R & B

Best R & B Album - Jennifer Hudson - Jennifer Hudson

Best Contemporary R & B Album - Growing Pains - Mary J. Blige


Best Rap Solo Performance - A Milli - Lil Wayne

Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group - Swagga Like Us - Jay-z and TI featuring Kanye West and Lil Wayne

Best Rap/ Sung Collaboration - American Boy - Estelle featuring Kanye West


Best Country Song - Stay - Jennifer Nettles

Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with vocals - Stay - Sugaland

Best Female Country Vocal Performance - Last Name - Carrie Underwood

Best Male Country Vocal Performance - Letter to Me - Brad Paisley


Best Gospel Song - Help Me Believe - Kirk Franklin

Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album - The Fight of My Life - Kirk Franklin

Best Gospel Performance - Get Up - Mary Mary

Urban / Alternative

Best Urban / Alternative Performance - Be OK - Chrisette Michele featuring

Chrisette Michele has beautiful music. Here's an example.:

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Grammy Awards - Song of the Year

And the winner for the Grammy Awards Song of the Year is: Viva La Vida by Coldplay!
Well Deserved.

Other grammy nominees for Song of the Year included:
Chasing Pavements by Adele (I really like Adele's voice and Adele has won for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and Best New Artist!)

I'm Yours by Jason Mraz

Love Song by Sara Bareilles

American Boy by Estelle, featuring Kanye West

Song of the Year, 2009 Grammy nominees

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Today's Fashion Find, Victoria's Secret

photo credit, Victoria's Secret

Check out Victoria's Secret for lots of gift specials as you get ready for Valentine's Day.

Aside from Valentine's Day gifts, Today's fashion find is also from a Victoria's Secret clearance sale.

It is the Victoria's Secret Cotton Jersey Maxi Dress. Advertised as an update to the goddess dress, it is long and flowy with an adjustable halter and a tie waist. Available in sizes XS to XL in a variety of gorgeous colors at a cost of $69.