. . . Over at Savvy Scoop talking about the history of the Royal wedding gowns of Britain. With the nuptuials of Wills and Kate approaching we're looking more and more to Great Britian for inspiration. Yes, the anticipation of, Who will Kate choose as a designer? has got us all wondering . . . READ MORE

As The Years Fly By - 2011 Already

I'm off to work, but before I leave I want to offer my sincere thanks to everyone who took the time to stop by my BHB blog this year and to wish all of you a very happy, healthy and prosperous 2011.
And to all of my blogging buddies, I want to thank you for bringing me a wonderful year of fabulous blog posts to read.  I appreciate the time and the effort that all of you put into writing your blogs.

(we shall leave the posting about New Year's resolutions to another day)

New Years Make-Up & videos!

Happy New YEARS! yes, no matter how you're 2010 was.....we're gonna make 2011 A-mazing!!!!
Here's a new year's make-up look that is sure to ring in your new year right!
Yes, I am recycling this video...because this make-up look is still one of my favs...and sure to snag you a compliment or 10! ha ha ha

and then a funny one for your new year's pleasure....
How NOT to get kissed on New Year's!

and last but not least...why I don't like New Year's! ha ha ha

I will probably just be sitting on my couch or in bed or new year's! maybe I'll do a live blogtv cast at midnight to spice it up! ha ha ha
may this year be filled with so many awesome sparkled of hope for you hearts....

we're gonna make this year 2,011 times better than last year! ha ha ha

Shahrukh & Hrithik To Celebrate New Year In Dubai

Shah Rukh Khan will be welcoming 2011 in Dubai and will be joined by his friends including Karan Johar, Hrithik Roshan and his wife, Sussanne and others.

Although Shah Rukh and Gauri’s friend, Arjun Rampal won’t be joining the entourage, Chunky Panday and his family may join the party later.
A source reveals, “The Khans and their friends will ring in the new year at the couple’s palatial home on The Palm in Jumeirah.”

Constructed by Nakheel Properties, The Palm Islands are the world’s largest man-made islands and comprise of the Palm Jumeirah, the Palm Jebel Ali and the Palm Deira. Located off the coast of the United Arab Emirates in the Persian Gulf, each island is created in the shape of a palm tree and is topped with a crescent. Other celebrity residents of the island include Brad Pitt, David Beckham and Michael Owen.

Meanwhile, Goa remains a popular destination for other Bollywood stars. Akshay Kumar and his wife, Twinkle Khanna, Sharman Joshi and Prateik Babbar will be among those who will be there.

Joe Francis Confirms Divorce Reports

They’ve only been married for seven weeks, but already Joe Francis and Christina McLarty are abandoning their marriage.

The Girls Gone Wild guru told press that he’ll be starting the New Year as a bachelor, though he hasn’t been living with McLarty as of late.

Francis stated, “After careful and thoughtful consideration on both our parts, Christina and I have mutually decided to end our relationship."

"We entered into our relationship with love and it’s with love and kindness that we leave it. We wish each other the best for the future.”

New Year 2011 Movie Calendar: Release Dates of Bollywood Movies in January 2011

New Year 2011 Movie Calendar: Here is the list of Bollywood Movies going to release in New Year 2011. This movie calendar is updated regularly with announcement of new movie release dates. Some dates may also change as films get postponed for various reasons. Below you will see list of Upcoming Bollywood Movies Releasing in January 2011, Hindi movies released in 2011 & Bollywood movie releases in new year 2011.

New Bollywood Movies Releasing in January 2011 (New year 2011):
1. Impatient Vivek - (7th January 2011)
2. No One Killed Jessica - (7th January 2011)
3. Yeh Faasley - (7th January 2011)
4. Mumbai Mast Kallander - (14th January 2011)
5. Run Bhola Run - (14th January 2011)
6. Turning 30!!! - (14th January 2011)
7. Yamla Pagla Deewana - (14th January 2011)
8. Utt Pataang - (20th January, 2011)
9. New Movies Releasing on
10. Dhobi Ghat - (21st January, 2011)
11. Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji (28th January , 2011)

South Side Shruti Hassan AOD Movie Sexy Pictures

South Side Shruti Hassan AOD Movie Stills — Siddharth, Sruthi Hassan Starrer 'Anaganaga Oka Dheerudu' Movie Stills.Anaganaga Oka Dheerudu movie is being directed by K.Prakash.

Fashionble Backpacks for beauty - buy from

A backpack (also called rucksack, knapsack, packsack, pack) is, in its simplest form, a cloth sack carried on one's back and secured with two straps that go over the shoulders, but there can be exceptions. Light weight types of backpacks are sometimes worn on only one shoulder strap.
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Backpacks are often preferred to handbags for carrying heavy loads, because of the limited capacity to carry heavy weights for long periods of time in the hands. Large backpacks, used to carry loads over 10 kg (22 lbs), usually offload the largest part (up to about 90%) of their weight onto padded hip belts, leaving the shoulder straps mainly for stabilising the load. This improves the potential to carry heavy loads, as the hips are stronger than the shoulders, and also increases agility and balance, since the load rides nearer the person's own center of mass.

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How to become Model - Tips for new Model

So you want to be a model, but are not sure how to go about "breaking in" to your business? Here are my tips to get you on the right foot!

1. Look at yourself realistically. Modeling is not for everyone. Models are usually between 5'9 and 6'0, weighs between 120-130 lbs. In general, the agencies that girls be under 18 years old when starts, which models career is usually short. You should have neatly divided eyes, a straight nose (although this is not always the case!) Beautiful skin and a nice smile. Skin tones and facial shapes are varied these days, which means that many girls who may not have worked before, to be very successful! If you have these qualities, you can see a reputable agency for an opinion.

How to become Model - Tips for new Model

DO NOT invest any money in such things such as schooling or pictures. Modeling school is not always bad, but it is not necessary to become a model. A good agent will be able to see your potential right away, without images. If your agent thinks you have potential, they will set you up with a "test" the photographer who is very cheap. (You usually only pay for film and development.) This will allow the agency to see how you photograph.

3. On the topic of "shoot well," some girls look absolutely fabulous in person, and the agency has big hopes, but then she simply is not "better" in print. Other girls who look almost normal in person, you look absolutely amazing in pictures.

4. Keep a positive attitude! Remember, modeling is a competitive business, so you are bound to face rejection. Just remember, if an agent does not take, another can! :) A winning attitude is very important in a business that is about how you project yourself.

5. If you do not meet height and weight requirements, do not worry. Ask your local agencies about "commercial" modeling, an area that encourages all shapes and sizes!

For the latest tips and ideas on modeling business, subscribe to "Beauty and Soul" newsletter. And as always, sign up members can feel free to contact me directly for personal modeling, beauty, fashion, or health advice.

Moonshine, a fish parade, and a happy new year

Even before national prohibition, Huntington Beach was supposedly a "dry town." Of course, that's not how it worked in practice, even with occasional busts by the local police.
This photo, from the Jan 7, 1932 Huntington Beach News was captioned, "Photograph taken at police station... showing bootlegging equipment confiscated at the warehouse at 708 Huntington avenue, [between Geneva Ave. and Hartford Ave.] alleged to belong the Steve Stimatz whose trial for possession will be heard Friday. In the picture from left to right are: Officers Robidoux and Shafer; Councilman E. B. Stevens and Chief of Police L. F. Keller..."
These days, the City approves almost anyone downtown who requests a liquor license.

E. B. Stevens, by the way, is best remembered as the father of the short-lived Huntington Beach Fish Parade. In 1926, the entire fishing-themed parade, from bathing beauties to dignitaries to jazz bands, wound its way from Huntington Beach along a route more than 85 miles in length, taking in communities as distant as Olive, La Habra and Norwalk. The event was not repeated in 1927.
Anyway, have a happy new year and enjoy the (merely) 5 1/2-mile long Rose Parade. But take it easy with the bathtub gin.

My Bedroom!!!

this is not my "real" is my "dream bedroom" inspiration bedroom! ha ha
Reasons I love it:
it's glamorous, girly, cozy, and a little bit Barbie! I love this room! I found this picture searching online...and I fell in love with this style!
this room is a good "dream room" runner up too! I La-la-la-love the soft candy-pink walls!!!!!

Here's some cool furniture websites I found: (some are a little crazy expensive but they have the most fun inspiration ideas for your room!)
GLAM Furniture
Room Service

One of my fav places in LA to look and fun home decoration treasures, it INDIGO SEAS. It's on the famous Robertson Blvd, next door to the even more famous restaurant, The IVY...The Ivy owner, also owns Indigo Seas....
 they have a wonderland of ecclectic style, striped chairs, brightly colored starfish, umbrellas, fans, candy colored candle holders! I got my idea to buy cheap candle holders, white wash them, then paint them with a light color wash...I made mine for like $10...they sell them for like $100! ha ha ha

I love getting inspired by fancy things, then fuguring out how to make them myself for cheap! Hope this got your creative-decorating ideas going too!!!

I may just be doing a bunch of videos on re-upholstering chairs or refinishing furniture! ha ha ha ha

stripes, staple guns and hot glue sticks....your budget decorator....kandee

Preparing For Your Wedding Day - From Wedding Shoes to the Bridal Emergency Kit

The wedding day is one of the biggest days of a woman's life. The bride has spent an average of 10 months preparing for their wedding and usually over 300 hours choosing the right dress, the right flowers, the right venue, and all of the other little details. However, no matter how many details the bride focuses on, there are a few important details that the bride needs to remember. Below are the main things that a bride should not forget to focus on for her big day.


First, the bride should not forget about her wedding shoes. Although countless hours are spent on choosing the dress, oftentimes, the bride waits until the last minute to choose her wedding shoes. This last minute rush does not allow the bride to properly choose the right bridal shoes.


If the bride is looking for ivory wedding shoes, she shouldn't forget that there are many shades of ivory and choosing any pair of shoes will sometimes not match her dress. However, the most important thing the bride needs to make sure of is that her shoes are comfortable. She is on her feet all day and the shoes are the only support she has. If the shoes start to hurt, the bride will feel very uncomfortable all day. Therefore, the bride needs to make sure she has something comfortable to wear all day. Whether it is a beautiful pair to wear down the aisle and then a pair of more casual flip flops, the bride should make sure that her wedding shoes are selected beforehand.

Second, the bride should prepare a bridal emergency kit case. That case should contain all of the little things she might need on the big day. These include the following: extra lipstick so she can reapply throughout the night, a compact to retouch, pins in case her hair starts to fall, water in case she becomes too dehydrated, a needle and thread for any last minute touch ups on the dress, and a little mirror for any last minute touch ups. The emergency kit can oftentimes be prepared by her bridesmaids, but in case they don't prepare anything, the bride should put all of these things together in preparation for the big day.


Finally, the other major thing the bride should prepare is the wedding day schedule and contact details for the vendors and the bridal party. The minute by minute schedule for that big day is imperative to making sure that everything happens on time. The contact details are so important in case someone is searching for a vendor. The bride should assign a person for each vendor and assign someone to make sure that the schedule is running smoothly.

After making the entire schedule, one important thing is for the bride to review that schedule with the main people responsible for the event and the main people helping the bride ensure that the day runs smoothly - the bridesmaids, the wedding coordinators, and the vendors. One tip for the bride is to print out multiple copies of the schedule and tape them everywhere - in the car, in the bathroom, in people's rooms so that everyone can glance at it throughout the day and help the bride with the timing and the coordination.

The wedding day can be a very stressful day or a wonderful day, as long as the bride is prepared. Making sure she has the above items will definitely help ensure a wonderful and smooth day. Source

Alternative Weddings and Wedding Shoes


Traditional wedding shoes are usually white, satin and medium or high heel. That's the case because most wedding dresses are white, long and of a satin-like material. But what of those brides who want to do things differently?

Just because the majority go with the white dress does not mean you have to. Themed weddings are common these days and those themes can vary wildly - you only have to look at shows on TV like Four Weddings and Don't Tell The Bride to know that!

You might, for example, want a very traditional but very VINTAGE wedding. A long, off-white gown with an even longer train, very old wedding car or even a horse and carriage. What shoes would you choose then?

Fortunately, there is a wide range available on the market, all created by big name designers like Rachel Simpson and Filippa Scott.

These vintage bridal shoes are not typically white, they tend to be ivory, teal, silver or mink though, of course, if white is what you want, white you can get.


They vary in design depending on the era too, with styles from the 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, Victorian, Edwardian and even Old Hollywood. These are all available in high and medium heel and flat shoes, depending on the designer and era.

For that extra special touch, you can attach shoe clips that look like they are made from pearls and diamonds. They will add a sparkle and catch the eye.

Less traditional brides will not want a heeled, white or ivory coloured, material shoe however. Some brides go for red shoes, black shoes or pink shoes. Non-traditional wedding shoes have included trainers or sneakers, boots (like Doc Martens) and even, in very rare cases, slippers!

Getting married abroad in an exotic location? Chances are you'll be walking across the beach at some go for a flat sandal or flip flop! You do NOT want to be trying to cross the sand in a high heel do you!

At the end of the day, it comes down to the bride herself on the wedding theme she has, the style of dress she wears and the type of bridal shoes she sports. The very traditional will always go for the standard, the vintage shoe will always suit the glamorous or flashy and there will always be a market for sports shoes, boots and yes, even slippers as the wedding shoes.

One thing that is guaranteed is this - the groom has not and will never have a say in these little details that matter so much to the bride! Source

Aishwarya Rai & Abhishek Bachchan Latest Photos, Wallpapers, Pics & Images

The journey from miss world to a number 1 actress in Bollywood Industy was not easy piece of cake for her. Aishwarya has done justice to most of her roles and succeeded in making many of them immortal. Aishwarya Rai, former Miss World, and Abhishek Bachchan, Bollywood's biggest star, got married in 2007. Her poise and charm has won the hearts of millions around the Globe. Well, we all know what the junior Bachan is capable off. He is lucky, and can be proud to have a wife like her. Download here free Aishwarya Rai & Abhishek Bachchan latest photos, Aishwarya Rai & Abhishek Bachchan new wallpapers, Aishwarya Rai Desktop Wallpapers, Aishwarya Rai & Abhishek Bachchan Couple pictures & Image gallery.

Ban Munni Sheila Songs Petition Filed In Allahabad High Court

Katrina & Malaika's Item Songs

Katrina & Malaika's Item Songs

Bollywood News: A woman today filed a PIL in the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court today as on 23rd Dec, 2010 seeking an immediate ban on Bollywood item numbers “Munni Badnam Hui” and “Sheila Ki Jawani” alleging the songs were “against “decency and morality.

As an interim relief, the petitioner requested the court to order a halt to the release of Hindi film ‘Tees Maar Khan’ as long as the song ‘Sheila Ki Jawaani’ is not removed from the film.

In her PIL, which will come up for hearing after the winter vacation, the petitioner Nutan Thakur through her counsel Ashok Pandey has sought an order to immediately stop the public exhibition of these two songs as they have a bad impact on the society.

Producers of upcoming flick ‘Tees Maar Khan’ Twinkle Khanna, Shirish Kunder and Ronnie Screwvala, its producer Farah Khan, producers of ‘Dabangg’ Arbaaz Khan, Malaika Arora Khan and Dhillin Mehta, its director Abhinav Kashyap, Censor Board and Union of India through the Secretary of Information and Broadcasting have been made respondents in the PIL.

The petitioner has alleged that in the movie ‘Dabangg’, which has “Munni Badnaam Hui” and ‘Tees Maar Khan’, as in almost all other Hindi films and films in other languages, many indecent, immoral and vulgar songs, dialogues and visual representations, were being disseminated to general public through the means of channels of mass media before the issue of certificate under the law of the land.

“This is completely against sections Cinematography Act 1952 because in many cases such songs, dances, scenes, dialogues do not get certificate later on but by that time they have been publicly exhibited to a very large extent,” she said.

The petitioner requested the court to direct the Censor Board and Ministry of Information and Broadcasting to intervene and issue directives to the film-makers in all the languages and all other concerned bodies not to display anything (including songs, dances, dialogues, audio inputs, sequences, prommos or other such materials of the film) before the required certificate is issued to the films.

Thakur also argued that in ‘Munni Badnam Hui and ‘Sheila Ki Jawaani’, there is the specific problem of use of such songs which are against decency, morality and public order and which can incite commitment of offences.

“Such unfortunate events have already started taking place where helpless and poor girls studying in schools and colleges, working women in all kinds of establishments, institutions and organizations and even housewives are being teased, molested and sarcastically treated, more so when the name of the women/girls is Sheila/ Sheela/ Munni/ Muniya and other similar sounding ones,” she said.

The petitioner also sought a court directive to stop the screening and public exhibition of ‘Dabangg’ as long as the song ‘Munni Badnaam Hui’ is not deleted from the film.

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My MANy Bags News #291

See U In Bangkok!

Yes, as with my yearly 'tradition', I embarked on my pilgrimage to Land of Smiles once again for the ushering of the new year. I will be travelling to Bangkok to enjoy some spa bliss... thai food and a relaxing good time before we all grow one year wiser.

Wish everyone have fabulous plans for the coming new year. Report back when I am in Bangkok!

To all my lovely readers, Happy prosperous, shopping bags bountiful 2011 in advance:-)

Ad Campaigns And Catalogues #186

Below: Lanvin Spring Summer 2011 Mens Shoes... these hybrid shoes with a sports vs couture design is truly refreshing... some work, some less so. But these leather slip-ons are beckoning to me...
Love the first one and even the high cut version...

Below: Bold fusion of typically unappealing tracking sandals with fashion touches of exotic textures and sports details
... I am not so sure about these, but the first one might work better and looked the best... my humble opinion:-)

Below: Hybrid sandals as seen on Lanvin's Spring Summer 2011 runway...

Below: Besides the runway pieces, there are also updates on Lanvin favourites, such as the signature trainers that all Lanvin fans adored... the multi coloured snake skin versions are looking really fabulous!

Below: Other more subdued designs to suit the taste of those seeking more classic styles...

Below: Love these boat shoes!

Lanvin Spring Summer 2011 Mens Shoes

This collection is evidence of Lanvin's evolution into the grunge and tough luxe territory. Compare it to H&M x Lanvin's design style and you immediately see the difference in style. No longer contented to live in a dandy world of refinement and gentlemen charm, Lanvin boys are ready to venture out of their cosy mansions and rough it out in the real world.

Sports vs. Couture? Yes indeed! There is a heavy sports theme in the designs shown on the runway but given a twist with highly applauded detailings. Fusing tracking sandals, sporting details (such as straps and buckles) with exotic skins and textures, the result is a refreshing take on mens footwear. Lanvin has pushed the boundaries of mens' shoe design once again, introducing a brand new way we perceive men's footwear. Some ideas work, some lesser so.

The tracking sandals may be an interesting spin from their actual sporting counterparts, I am hesitant to be wearing them in the city. Perhaps the first one may have a potential to change my mind (pair with skinny pants as seen on the runway?) ,there is still something amiss in them, they remind me too strongly of English tourists with socks:-P (Sorry my English readers!)

However when it comes to the leather shoes, the crossing inspiration worked for me. I love the fusion of sporting gear buckles and canvas straps embellishing the shoes, while a touch of exotic skin adds a dash of adventure. Truly an urban warrior's choice of footwear. The taper back of the wooden heel gives an impression of YSL's Johnny boot, but done in a much tougher way:-) The version in brown and the high cut ones just went straight to my wishlist.

Beyond the 'wow' factor of runway designs, there are other toned down versions to suit a more subdued taste. Signature Lanvin trainers are updated with multi-coloured snake skin... highly lust inducing. The boat shoes in suede and python are equally TDF. Leather lace ups have also been tapered more dramatically at the tip, given a burnished effect that makes them have a charming used appeal.

The strap sandals and full leather trainers (red and brown) are nice, but too plain for my liking.

In my opinion, this is still a wonderful collection with a good mix of favourites and refreshing ideas. Are you ready to shop Lanvin shoes next Spring Summer 2011? I know I do!

Source: Lanvin