Designing Victorian Wedding Dresses


Victorian era has been considered as the most popular and prosperous era of Britain. This Golden period lasted from June 1837 to January 1901 under the reign of Queen Victoria and exhibited/showcased peace, economic, and industrial consolidation/ improvement, political changes and liberalization of policies. The women of the Victorian era paid a lot of attention to their clothing-which is the reason for the Victorian clothes for being so popular even nowadays.

A wedding is one of the most important events that takes place in the life of a person. Every bride wishes to look beautiful and gorgeous on her wedding day and the wedding dress plays a major role in making the bride look stunning! The Victorian day wedding dresses are still very much in vogue and almost all the brides-to-be want to wear it on that “special day.”

The Victorian wedding gown had plenty of layered fabric and was big on modesty! The Victorian wedding dress was very elegant and simple-often made of ivory as compared to the traditional white. It was not possible for people to afford a white colored wedding dress and so most of the girls were married in a regular dress of the time than anything else. The neckline of the dress was bordered with a handmade lace, arranged in a rumple for adding an extra elegance to the dress.

In spite of the layers beneath the wedding gown, a Victorian bride usually looked slim and tender. This was possible because many of the dresses had a black bodice cinched tightly with a corset worn under it. Open or low-cut bodices were also worn during those days, but the church weddings typically had more concealing bodices. Lace was also an important item of the wedding dress but was really expensive and hence, it was used very rarely or on the dress of wealthy girls.

The jewelry was kept to a minimum during those days unless the bride was presented a jewel piece or gift by the groom. On the other hand, many brides adorned their hair and bodies with orange blossoms (the real orange blossoms were quite expensive) as well-which was an indication of the wealth of the bridal family or the extra efforts being out in. The brides also used to wear gloves that either had a seam split on the finger or arranged in a manner that the gloves might be easily taken-off for putting the ring on!

If you want to buy a Victorian gown for your wedding, then you may purchase one at the “Vintage Wedding” store or get it designed from a designer. The “Vintage Wedding” shop offers wedding gowns, veils and sewing patterns also, so that you can make your wedding dress personalized in your own manner. Some of the area boutiques may also offer vintage gowns or clothing’s, which may match up to your expectation. So, make sure that you check them out as well!

So, you can see that a Victorian wedding dress exhibited class and elegance! I am sure that a Victorian wedding dress worn by you in your wedding day would certainly set you apart from others!


Latest Trends, Shapes & Designs in Pearl Jewelry


Whenever we mention the word ‘pearl’, our mind starts figuring out a white or a cream colored round shaped ball. This is the standard associated with pearl. It is a round beauty accessory rarely found on earth and is nature’s gift to mankind.

However, with new ideas designs creeping in the field of jewelry, with technology and interest picking up in jewelry fashion and designing, you need to get out of your traditional shells and look at the latest new trends and designs in pearl jewelry. Pearls are no more just simple white and round gorgeous items. Women are looking for more versatile designs and patterns in pearls and go after uniqueness instead of having a traditional look

Trends of Pearl Jewelry

Pearl jewelry is not limited to wearing pearl necklaces. Apart from pearl necklaces, beautiful pieces of bracelets and earrings are available. Combination of pearl earring with studded diamonds is quite in and fits on any kind of attire and complements your look.

Shapes of Pearl Jewelry:

Some of the shapes in pearl jewelry that are quite popular are:

Round and Oval shape: Round and oval shaped pearls are apt for bridal jewelry and go very well with saris as well. Simple white pearl necklaces also look cool with black cocktail gowns

Irregular Rice Shaped & Potato shaped Pearls: Rice pearls usually have crumples on their surface and come in unequal shapes. Potato pearls have uneven oblong shapes.

Dome shaped pearls or Mabe pearls: These have flat surface on either of its side.

Keshi: This is a freshwater natural pearl that is becoming quite popular due to its tiny and seed kind of a look.

Button & Coin Pearls: Button pearls are flat on one side and coin pearls are entirely flat. These look quite well with western outfits.

Popular Colors in Pearls:

Pearls are available in rainbow color range. Thus, it is now possible to mix and match the color of your pearl jewelry depending upon the color of your outfit and handbag. You get a variety of pearls such as Akoya pearls that are white in color, Tahitian pearls that are black in color.

Pearls are also available in silver color and in peacock color finishing and shimmer. Thus, when it comes to fashion jewelry, pearls are no less and you can find wide array of color and designs in pearls that can define your own fashion statement and can become perfect fashion accessory for you.


Glass Railings Designs


Glass railings are possibly the least thought about railings out of all of the different materials. Usually either wooden or iron railings are chosen but glass can add a number of different benefits to the home and garden. It just takes a little research and careful maintenance and they will create a warm, inviting look to any home.

Have you been looking into having glass railings but you would simply like more information about them? In this article you can read a bit more about them and find out exactly how they can be used effectively. There are certain places that welcome glass railings perfectly and they add class to the space used. Shopping complexes are an example of an area which really does compliment glass railings, bringing out the correct lighting and the effect of them.

Use Glass Railings to Bring Out That Sparkle to Your Home

It is a matter of fact that glass railings help to really bring out the atmosphere in a place. The reasoning of this is because of the transparency and the reflections that are produced from them, really bring out bright lights and that makes a big difference. It can really improve the mood of the area and that is why a lot of shopping centres use glass railings. If any other material such as wood was used in these types of places, the same look and feel would not be acquired and thus sacrificing the atmosphere somewhat.

Custom Glass Railings

The thing with glass railings is that they are not as readily available as other materials. It cannot be used to cut and be fitted as required. If you are considering using glass railings it is a good idea to consider the atmosphere of the place and the lighting too. A holistic approach to the whole house or area is certainly the best way to go rather than just installing the railings.

No Maintenance Needed

Glass railings are great in more ways than one. Not only do they look great but they are easy to manage and they only need a quick clean. The glass has no fears of growing mildew or any loss of quality, so it will continue to look good for a very long time. The only time that there will be any need for any replacements, is if there is a crack or break within the glass.

Perceptions of Glass Railings Lead to Careful Handling

People have their perceptions of glass railings and these are usually of the glass being fragile and easy to break, thus leading to extra care. In a supermarket parents shy their kids from sliding down the glass railings to prevent from accidents occurring. The perceptions of this are not entirely true, but it leads to more care in the long run which helps to maintain its look.

Glass Railings Help Improve the Mood

Shopping centres are inviting the customers in with a warm welcome with glass railings. The customers feel at ease and enjoy their surroundings which could lead to them indulging more in the shops. The same inviting quality can be used in the garden to welcome visitors into your home.

It is not hard to see all of the great benefits of using glass railings so make sure you consider all of the factors before using them yourself and in your home.


Different Types of Travel Agencies


The main function of any travel agency is to, of course, act as an agent. This includes selling tickets and travel products, reservations, and so on, on behalf of one or several suppliers. Travel agents generally work with no charge to the traveler him or herself. Rather, the travel agent takes a small commission from the overall cost. Again, this isn’t added on top of the sale or anything like that. Rather, their commission is taken out of the advertised price.

So why go through a travel agent? Well, besides the simplicity and convenience, the main draw is that travel agents receive tickets at significant discounts.

This is pretty much how travel agencies work the world over. However, there are a few different types of travel agents…

General Sales Agents for Foreign Travel Companies

A general sales agent is something like a tourism ambassador. A company with its headquarters located in, say, Japan, might set up travel agency offices all around the world to encourage tourism to the country where their headquarters is located. The travel agent will still seek to find better deals for their customers (as, after all, that’s what turns a customer into a return customer), so they are not indebted to any one airline or hotel, but, they do tend to focus strictly on travel to, and within, the country where their headquarters is located.

Business and Commercial Travel Agencies

Most travel agencies have a department of business travel and a department of leisure travel. The needs for one traveler and the other tend to vary in a few significant ways, and so, splitting up the duties amongst a couple of departments can help to allow either department to specialize, finding better deals for business travelers on the one hand, and better deals for leisure travelers on the other. However, there are also travel agencies that specialize strictly in business and commercial travel. Incidentally, there aren’t a whole lot of agencies that restrict themselves solely to leisure travel.

By Class

In the United States, there are several main types of travel agencies: corporate-owned national chains, national/international franchises, membership associations — such as AAA — and independent, locally owned travel agencies with no brand or corporate affiliation. National chains will have the most consistent policies and pricing not matter where you go, and often the best international “hotline” customer service, but not always. Big-name franchises offer similar perks but different local owners can opt out of certain promotions and pricing specials. Membership-based associations are often less commission-focused since they rely on member fees. Independent agencies tend to cater to niche markets, such as assisting sports teams, church and school groups looking for inexpensive travel, and large group options.

Cargo Travel Agencies

A few travel agencies specialize in shipping cargo. Of course… that’s not entirely relevant if you’re looking to fly for business or personal reasons. Still, this should go to show how many different areas an individual agency can specialize in.

Online Travel Agencies

One of the real boons to the travel agency industry has been the use of the internet to allow travel agents to let their travelers compare a wide variety of options for hotels and airline tickets. Ironically, there was some fear for a period of time that, by selling tickets directly to travellers, the travel agencies would go out of business. However, a handful of travel agencies have proven that, even if you can find good deals yourself, there are still instances where a travel agency can find you an even better one. Many traditional bricks-and-mortar travel agencies now have full-service web sites so that you can get the best of both worlds: convenience of self-serve online booking with the benefit of talking to a real person when you need it.

Multi-Destination and Niche Agencies

If you want to split it up into just two types of travel agency, you have multi-destination and niche. Multi-destination out-bound travel agencies are usually larger, offering flights to just about anywhere. Niche agencies are usually independent, and focus on one specific part of the world. If you’re flying to say, Greece, you might find a niche agent who knows the area very, very well. Most of these niche agencies cater mainly to people with family in that country, or who do business there on a regular basis.

Consider your individual needs, preferences, and trip objectives when choosing your travel agent. Different types of agencies provide different levels and types of services. If you are a frequent globe trotter, you may want to use a large corporate travel agency with many branches in countries all over the world. Or you may view travelling as a treasure hunt or puzzle, where researching and finding the most off-the-map places is half of the fun. If this is the case, a niche operator may be just the right travel partner for you.




Digital Technology is making its presence felt not only in the
printing industry but more imminent in the field of photography.
Digital photography has taken photographing into a realm of
infinite possibilities. Digital technology has also offered
great diversity when it comes to colors of pictures that were
not possible with the use of traditional photographing

Digital technology has also paved the way for express
photography developing which only requires a minimum of 3
minutes to process pictures. This express picture development is
great for rush picture requirements like personal id pictures as
well as rush visa and passport photos. The best-suited camera
used for express development is a digital camera.

The process of express development starts with the taking or the
capturing of an image, which is a multi-process since it
includes image display, as well as image printing by means of a
computer and appropriate printer equipment. However, like any
technology the digital technology is not without flaws, the use
of an incompatible printer may have an adverse effect on the
quality of the developed picture.

In terms of the digital camera to be use, it is important to
correctly choose the camera’s resolution in order to produce
high quality photographs. For passport and visa photos a digital
camera with one mega-pixel resolution is the best choice. Such
types of cameras also have automatic features that are designed
to control the numerous photographic qualities involved in the
process of taking pictures. Nevertheless, the photographer’s
sensitivity when it comes to his or her subject must still exist
since the automatic control of the digital camera won’t be able
to choose from among the subject’s facial expression which is
best to capture or decides on the clothing that would best
reveal the subject’s features.

Camera-to-computer interface are well suited for those
photography activities that require the use of an external
memory card. The transferring of data is also much faster and
offers confirmation of the storage of quality images stored in
the computer. Likewise, it provides a room for retakes and the
images are easily stored in the computer, which is a good thing
since it will be much easier to choose from among the taken
images the one that really stands out.

The computer also plays an important role in digital photography
since it helps in storing and displaying of digital images taken
with the digital camera. The computer also enables for the
printing of the images in various digital printers. And since
digital photography makes use of high-resolution images it is
vital that the computer should have a sufficient memory space as
well as ample storage capacities. Likewise, a computer should
also have a high-speed interface to the camera and printer and a
speedy but reliable CPU in order to provide efficient image

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Social Media Marketing – Part II:How to effectively engage consumers on a branded Facebook Page?


In the first post last month, we have seen that activities of 8 brands (luxury, fashion, services, sports and drinks) on Facebook could be consolidated into 8 main categories.
Top 3 in terms of number of post are: Events announcement/reviews, interview & multimedia content and product related topics.

The main question remains whether the level of engagement of fans is aligned with the objective of each brands…and we have some surprises 😉

The engagement of fans is measured by comparing the breakdown of likes/comments vs the breakdown of number of posts initiated by the brand for each category of topics.
I assume that more a topic generates likes/comments from fans higher is the level of engagement.

Key findings:

  • Each brand has a different profile of engagement with its fans.
  • The level of engagement of fans of Louis Vuitton, Jaeger-Lecoultre and Innocent Smoothies is not aligned with the type of topic mostly pushed by these brands.
  • Salomon, Sephora, Starbucks and Kielh’s show an alignment between their main topic published on Facebook and the level of engagement of their fans.
  • Most engaging topics across brands are: Events announcement/reviews, activities related to retail traffic and products related posts
  • Topics generating the lower level of engagement across brands are: Interviews/multimedia content, regular brand activities, on-line sales and sweepstake.

3 key learning’s

  • Define a clear role of the branded Facebook page within the overall communication channels
  • Keep the nature of promoted topics (e.g. Events) in line with the core business of the brand
  • Monitor, track and adapt the content published by the brand with the actual level of engagement from fans
    😉 Even if your CEO has decided to push his favorite sponsored event while being of low interest for your community

facebook pages - Level of engagement per brand

Level of engagement of Facebook fans by topic category

Level of engagement of Facebook fans per category and brand


What is CSS Web Design ?


The majority of web pages are written using HTML (Hypertext Markup Language). HTML was invented by The European Laboratory for Particle Physics (CERN, Switzerland) to allow researchers to exchange structured documents through a network of computers. By structured documents, we mean organising a text document with different levels of headings, paragraphs and lists, or creating tables to handle tabular data (a bit like in Excel), and linking it to other documents in a non-linear manner (Hyperlinks). HTML is cross-platform : because HTML pages are text only files (have a look at the source code in your favourite web browser to see what I mean), any computer can read it, whatever system the user is using (for example Unix, Windows or Mac).

However, in the 1990’s and the very rapid development of the world wide web, a problem began to appear.

HTML was primarily designed to handle rather simple documents. But with the arrival of graphical browsers and a large public accessing the web, designers became more and more demanding, and although it is a language which was essentially created to organise content and structure, it was being used more and more to control presentation : one very well known example is the use of tables to control the presentation. Tables were first created to handle tabular data, full stop. But, as web sites started to pop up all over the place, designers started demanding more complex pages, for example, a layout organised in several columns, something that HTML couldn’t do and was never meant to do. So they found a way to work around this limitation : why not use tables to achieve this presentation ?

Also, at the same time, a browser war between Netscape Navigator and Internet Explorer reached its peak: this led to the development by these two firms of numerous proprietary extensions (ie Marquee or Netscape blink elements), which means they didn’t work in the competitor’s browsers.

While HTML was supposed to be a universal way of organising and exchanging documents in a simple way, it was becoming increasingly fragmented; in addition, designing web pages using tables didn’t work as consistently as designers were expecting : some layout could even be broken if using the “wrong” browser. This was the era of those logos proudly claiming “best viewed with Netscape” or “best viewed with Internet Explorer ?”. Finally, the size of the markup, compared to the actual content, was cluttered and unnecessarily heavy.

And then came CSS …

This fragmentation of the world wide web and the own limitations of HTML language first led to the standardisation of the most useful proprietary extensions and the rejection of the others (blinking text and so on). This was The World Wide Web Consortium’s (the main international standards organization for the World Wide Web) important task with html 3.2. The second idea was to stop HTML being misused for presentational purposes. By using a separate style sheet to control the presentation, HTML would keep its original use, that of structuring the documents.

CSS level 1 were developed and finally adopted in 1996 by the W3C, even though a near-full implementation of the specification wasn’t reached for all browsers before the end of the century. Finally, there was a way of separating the structure from the presentation itself, which meant the code was reduced in size and complexity. It also allowed designers to create style sheets depending on the use (better accessibiliity with large text alternative for visually-impaired users, for example, or layout optimised for printers, PDA, etc). CSS level 2 was launched in 1998 with new capabilities, and though still being a work in progress, current versions of CSS, combined with the rapid development of the XML language, allow the creation of websites in a much more efficient way.


Models Young – Find Kids For Modeling At Online Modeling Agencies


If you need to add pictures on your website and use models young, you can get kids for modeling by using an online modeling agency. Just as advertising companies use large modeling agencies when they are hiring talent for their ads will go to off line modeling agencies, many are now turning towards an online agency when they need models young.

Online agencies can save you money and allow you to post your own modeling jobs when you are looking for kids for modeling. You can also take a look at the pictures that are on the website to see if the models young are what you are looking for when it comes to your website. You can have them send in their own photos for your website or you can have a local photo shoot.

Many companies that sell products for children simply send the product, such as clothes, to the models young and have them wear them and pose according to instructions with a professional photographer. This can save money for any company that does not want to have to use an expensive photo shoot. There are many ways to save money when it comes to kids for modeling by using an online modeling agency. While outside modeling agency charge a high commission rate for models young, such is not the case when it comes to online modeling agencies. They do not charge such a high commission rate.

It is easier for both the model as well as the client to find one another when the online modeling agency works as the intermediary between them. Those who want to get their children into modeling often do not have the resources to do so using an off line agency. With online modeling agencies, you can find kids for modeling that are looking for work but not represented by the big names in modeling. This means that you can offer them a contract job without paying a high commission to an agent.

Models young can help your company when it comes to advertising. Instead of just showing advertising of products, it is often helpful to actually show someone wearing or using the products. This is why models young are used; to allow the consumer to see what the item actually looks like on a child or how it is used. Some companies use kids for modeling in groups or alone. They are used to make up online family photos and to give more of a human element to the advertising campaign. This can make the campaign seem more authentic.

If you are looking for kids for modeling, you can find web models who will fit the bill. You are better off to go to the online modeling agency to look for models young to help you with your advertising. You can save money and get professional quality models that will help you with your business. You can use the photos for both online and off line advertising when you hire kids for modeling from online modeling agencies.

Mark Lavel is the senior team leader for OMW | We are a full service online model listing service.


The Benefits of Hiring an Advertising Agency


The advertisement and promotion are the basics for business oriented organizations. In fact, almost every organization wishes to grow and even non-profit organizations are not an exception. They too are focused in generating funds to serve a special cause. So, associating with an advertising agency is beneficial for all. Now, it must be done in a sensible way, as the ad spends are more of an investment to the business. It means more responses have to be achieved in fewer price.

The advertising agency has a team of creative and technical experts, which conduct the advertisement campaigns. They ensure that the advertisers get good response for their brands. The advertisers benefit from the solutions provided by the agency, in many ways. The media experts serve their clients with high energy and passion. Taking care of the promotional needs and achieving goals with diligence, is their prime focus. The agency adopts channels like banner network and other premium web spaces for making promotions.

The advertising agency undertakes the responsibility of distinguishing the client’s products and services as brands. For making the brands well recognized, the agency zeroes in to need based advertising solutions for the company. The innovative, interactive, resourceful and unstoppable efforts help the advertisers’ brands to get etched on the minds of people. This creates a brand image that is helpful in generating business and acquiring market share

Moreover, the Internet advertising has fewer charges for the cutting edge media services. The advertising agency anticipates the future plans of the client and works accordingly. Seeing the competition in the business world, it becomes necessary to go for cutting edge advertising. This type of solutions proves beneficial to make a mark in the target market. Rather than going for a balancing act in a competitive environment, advertisers can now explore new opportunities with using agency services.


Promotional Agency: When You Need Assistance for Product Promotion


Promoting products need a major thrust to catch the attention of common people. Many activities come under product promotion programs. These include leaflet distribution, alcohol promotions, tasting sessions, arranging corporate events, car and boat shows, trade shows, corporate golf days and many others. But without professional staffs, managing all such events is truly a hard nut to crack. In such cases, a promotional agency brings a sigh of hope to the customers. With these agencies, all such programs can be scheduled and accomplished with the help of skilled promotional staffs. So, if you want to launch a product with a true glitter and glamour, taking the help of a promotional agency would be the best alternative for you.

All these promotional model agencies take care of all nitty-gritty of promotional issues. Glamour model agency, as these model agencies are also often called, provides customers with the right model for promoting their brands. No matter whether you want to promote newly launched ladies’ sunglasses or kid’s wear, to get a right model for that, you can easily depend on all these fashion model agencies.

Event management, on the other hand, holds immense importance in promotion. For promoting products, many corporate houses arrange some events and launch their respective products.

An event should be well-arranged and must be handled with a master hand. Interestingly, all these promotional agencies also work as event staffing agencies. They provide skilled staffs for various occasions who take the responsibility to make the event a sure success. So, if the idea of throwing a lavish event for promoting your next product is cooking in your mind, make it larger and brighter in cooperation with all these event staffing agencies.

But, you may wonder thinking about the whereabouts of all such fashion model agencies or events staffing agencies. If you are Internet savvy, make the proper use of it. Most of these fashion model agencies have their online presence. You may come to know about their services by visiting their web sites. You can directly apply to these event staffing agencies through the Internet.

In all these sites, a special section (mostly contact us) is made for the customers, who can contact them by filling up their easier and secure contact us form. And after that, each one of these glamour model agency will contact you with their quotes and program plans. Isn’t it as easy as clicking the mouse? Then what else! Start searching for the promotional agency for promoting your products.