Stylish Women Skirts

Friday, January 27, 2012
Modern day skirts are normally made of glow to mid-weight and excellent class fabrics. Some of the fabrics used include Silk, Jersey, Denim, Worsted, Poplin, Cotton etc. Though, some skirts are ended of thin or clingy materials. These skirts frequently damaged with slips for diffidence as well as for better adorn. 

Variety Shapes of Skirts

  • Full skirt: It is a whole skirt with fullness expanding from the waistband.
  • Straight skirt: These skirts have a straight line score. These modified skirts suspend straight from the hips and are fixed from the waist to the hips. Also straight skirts are planned with a kick-pleat for walking happily.
  • Pleated skirt: In these skirts, the richness is condensed by the way of standard pleats, also identified as plaits or wrinkles so that they robust the waist in a suitable technique. The pleats can be stitch up even to hip-level or free-hanging.
  • Circle skirt: This kind of skirt is cut in segments so as to create one or more circles with an opening for the waist. The plan informs completeness to the skirt and also allow the skirt suspend effortlessly from the waist with no pleats, darts or gathers.
  • A-line skirt: These skirts are planned with least blaze and in some form they symbolize the capital letter A of English alphabet.
  • Divided skirt: These fashionable skirts are similar to a skirt, excluding is separated into two legs. Divided skirts are very comparable to a shapeless duo of trousers or lengthy shorts.

The most attractive pictures of Nail art

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Decorated fingernails what a passion! Color, beautify and embroider our nails is ever humorous. Find a manicure or maybe even to Nail Art not just helps us to be more gorgeous and fashionable but can also be considered as a precious moment in which women be seated joyfully and focus on our work, we give free control to our imagination by represent 10 small works of art. As a little image, our nails allow us to create small masterworks harmonized with our clothes, our nature and our moving state.

The beauty is that, with a surpass solvent you can start on above altering the color of your nails to your character and the type of promises of the day. Do you feel idealistic and relaxed? You can coat on your nails so many attractive flowers to permit everyone recognize that you feel optimistic and bright. You want to adjust in on a night disco or party meticulous? Whether you are awareness profligate and over-indulge a flow of glitters on nails!

The most fashionable can also award style late: manicure logo! And whether you are in love, or rather I tell, in love, you can imitate them. In short there is something for everyone. The important thing is to keep hold of hale and think about for their nails, Let them grow a bit and do not hold back your thoughts.

Decorating Den Interiors focused on continued growth for 2012

Tuesday, January 17, 2012
NEWS from Decorating Den Interiors
Contact: Ross Feltz, public relations counsel,
Office: 814-336-3000 Cell: 814-414-8215
rfeltz@decoratingden.com
Jan 17, 2012


Decorating Den Interiors focused on continued growth for 2012

Easton, MD ---Decorating Den Interiors (www.decoratingden.com) , North America’s largest home furnishings and interior design franchise company, added significant experience to its leadership team and its franchise ownership roster during 2011, positioning the company for continued growth.

“During the year, we added home furnishings veteran David Haseley to our senior executive team, recruited several highly experienced new owners, awarded new Master Licenses, created a new business unit, and introduced a new lower-cost franchise offering,” says Jim Bugg, Jr., president and chief executive officer.

Experience added to leadership team.
Bugg said that having Haseley rejoin the company as vice president of merchandising late last year was an important step in the company’s growth plans. “David’s experience as a vice president with both Hunter Douglas and Fabricut along with his earlier experience as one of our leading franchise owners and regional directors will help our franchise owners offer their customers even more options in home furnishings,” Bugg said.

Haseley will oversee Decorating Den Interiors’ merchandising program of more than 100 suppliers and alliance partners, and provide leadership for recruiting new design professionals into careers and business ownership in Decorating Den Interiors. “While there has been much cutting back in the home furnishings industry, we have our sights set on expanding and providing new career and business ownership opportunities for people who love design, especially those who may have been displaced from other positions,” Haseley says. “Our concept of designing right in the customer’s home and bringing more ideas and product variety than they can find in any one store means greater convenience and choice for the customer.”



Home accessories career opportunity created, window specialist position offered.
LIVV! Home Accessories (www.livvhomeaccessories.com), a new direct sales home-party shopping business, was introduced in the second half of 2011 as a stand-alone business unit after successful market testing. “We know there are many women who would love to earn extra income from their love of decorating, and becoming a LIVV! Stylist is a way for them to do so,” Bugg explained.

¬¬¬¬"We provide training and support, access to a line of exciting, current and fashionable accessories, and the opportunity to be associated with an international interior design company, all for an investment as low as $79,” he added. “The business can be done on a person’s own schedule, committing as much time as they wish.”

Decorating Den has added a new windows specialist franchise offering (http://www.decoratingden.com/career-opportunities-1.html) to enable people to enter the design field with a lower investment. “The single largest category of our design and product sales is window treatments,” Bugg says. “With a cost that is nearly 70-percent less than our full-product franchise, the windows specialist is an attractive independent career entry point into the world of home furnishings.”


ABOUT DECORATING DEN INTERIORS:
Decorating Den Interiors was founded in 1969 and is the largest home furnishings and interior design franchise business in North America. The Bugg family has provided its leadership since 1984. Jim Bugg, Sr., chairman, is former chairman of the International Franchise Association and a member of its Franchise Hall of Fame. Jim Bugg, Jr. is president and chief executive officer. Carol Donayre Bugg, ASID, DDCD, author of five books on decorating, serves as vice president and director of design. Her latest book is“Decorating…the Professional Touch,” Each Decorating Den Interiors decorator has access to thousands of samples of designer window, wall, floor covering, furniture and accessory products, all brought directly to the each client’s home or office. Their work is regularly featured in interior decorating magazines, journals and books.


TRANSFORM THE HOME INTO A SOOTHING RETREAT

Friday, January 13, 2012
Five additions to make the home a quiet, peaceful place to escape to

Surrounded by the soothing sounds of the country? Many aren’t. With ringing cell phones, traffic noises, loud neighbors, along with work and life stresses, people now more than ever need an escape to find some sense of peace and calm. While removing yourself from everyday hassles by heading to a spa or a vacation getaway is a solution, peaceful surroundings don’t necessarily have to be an
occasional luxury. Rather than heading across or out of town to find a serene space, with a few simple steps, it is easier than ever to create a healing environment at home that can be cherished each day. Try these five tips from design expert Sally Morse, Director of Creative Services for Hunter Douglas, the country’s leading window fashions manufacturer, to start and end the day in a calming place that enables you to take on whatever life may bring.

1. Calming Colors

Re-energize and rejuvenate at home by incorporating cool and calming hues. To not only create a soothing space but also an on-trend one, refer to the “Nonchalance” palette, one of nine palettes for 2012 from color authority Pantone. Its delicate Blue Fog and Grapemist purples along with Silver and Egret grays are ideal for creating a serene space. For the largest impact, try using on walls in an entryway, living room or bedroom. Blogger Kimberly Latimer of Re-Do It Design blog says, “The simplicity and casual ambiance in this palette are easy to read and enjoy. The reassuring colors coax a feeling of tranquility and relaxation with no suggestion of anxiety in the surroundings.”

2. Comforting Textiles

Fill every room in the house with items you can’t wait to curl up on or cuddle into. Plush and soft textures are paramount when creating a relaxing space. Incorporate such materials in furniture, blankets and pillows. Try a simple cashmere blanket thrown over a chair, a soft faux-fur rug, silk decorative pillows, gentle suede or silk-covered chairs and couches. Essential for any relaxing retreat, opt for high-thread count linens, towels and robes and add soft textures at the window. The smooth, contoured fabric folds and finishes of Hunter Douglas Vignette® Modern Roman Shades or Pirouette® window shadings, that offer soft adjustable fabric vanes attached to a single sheer fabric backing, are both good choices. With these easy additions, each room will exude an inviting, soft-to-the-touch aesthetic.

3. Soothing Silence
When you think of a beach y
ou conjure up sounds of waves rolling in and at a spa there is soft music, fountains or even silence. Relaxing destinations are devoid of traffic and other noise interferences, which is why that golden silence is so important to achieve at home. If outdoor noise is an issue inside your home, help dampen it by using insulating window fashions such as Vignette® Tiered™ Architella® shades from Hunter Douglas. Its innovative design features rear fabric air pockets that trap air for increased energy efficiency and substantial sound absorption for a peaceful space. Additionally, it’s not only the outdoors that bring on noisy disturbances. Try silencing phones and computers for an hour each night to unwind without distractions or create a room that is dedicated as a space to simply read, meditate and relax in.

4. Gentle Lighting, Comforting Scents
Look to the lighting to
create a peaceful ambiance. To set the tone, soften the illumination. Try using a lower-wattage bulb to reduce glare, look into track lighting that can create ambient lighting, or use lamps and fixtures that come with a dimmer to easily reduce the level of illumination and improve the mood of a room. To temper incoming light, use Hunter Douglas Silhouette® window shadings with sheer fabric panels and rotating vanes that transform the quality of light from harsh and unyielding to soft and comfortable. Also, consider using crystal candle holders or chandeliers that reflect light and, of course, incorporate plenty of candles into each room to cast a soft, warm glow across the room. To add to the overall sensory experience, have scented candles in lavender, vanilla or other comforting scents.

5. Peaceful Nature Elements

No serene views of the mountains or ocean from the living room? No problem; simply add
nature into the space. Try placing indoor plants throughout the home. They not only give off oxygen and purify the air by removing toxins, but a recent NASA study found that indoor plants have a positive effect on stress levels, fatigue and headaches. Additionally, when placed in the corners of rooms they can help to absorb noise.
With a few small changes at home, you along with friends and family, can easily retreat into an utterly relaxing space that may be so soothing, you and others may

MPEA and Labor Unions Reach Agreement to Solidify Work Rule Reforms at McCormick Place



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October 21, 2011

MPEA and Labor Unions Reach Agreement to Solidify Work Rule Reforms at McCormick Place

Agreement positions Chicago as the most customer-friendly convention and tradeshow destination in the country.

CHICAGO - Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority (MPEA) and the labor organizations that represent the McCormick Place workforce have reached settlement on the lawsuit challenging the MPEA’s authority to implement work rule reforms outlined in the May 2010 legislation package. These work rule changes align McCormick Place operations with its major competitors in the convention and trade show industries.

The settlement between MPEA, the Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters and the International Association of Teamsters, Local 727 eliminates any questions about organized labor’s support to help Chicago be more competitive in the convention and tourism industry.

The two unions will join with MPEA in asking the federal court to dismiss their lawsuit filed earlier this year, challenging the MPEA’s authority to implement some of the reforms. Under the terms of the settlement, four key reforms important to exhibitors have been solidified:

• The Exhibitors’ Bill of Rights allows show Managers and exhibitors to perform their own work in any size booth, using their own ladders or hand tools, cordless tools, power tools and other tools designated by the Authority.

• Expanded Straight-time Provisions roll back double-time pay for the following holidays (Columbus Day, Veteran’s Day, Martin Luther King, Jr., Day and President’s Day and time worked beyond eight hours per day on the weekend.

• Auto Small Utility Vehicles (ASUV) a.k.a. POV- Provisions allow exhibitors to operate, load and unload their own vehicles at McCormick Place docks and designated loading areas.

• Crew Size Reductions will immediately allow work at McCormick Place to be done by 2-person crews rather than the 3-person crews required prior to the reforms.
Other reforms already implemented at McCormick Place include measures to lower food and beverage pricing, and enhance menu options. Additionally, show organizers now have the flexibility to select an electrical provider of their choice (from an approved vendor list), thereby enabling cost-savings through competitive pricing. McCormick Place also continues to offer reduced parking rates at its’ surface parking lot as well as free Wi-Fi access throughout the facility.

Settlement with the unions was achieved through the intervention of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Illinois Governor Pat Quinn—both of whom recognize the importance of the convention and trade show industry to Chicago’s and Illinois’ economy.

“The convention and trade show industry brings millions of dollars to the Illinois economy each year, keeping thousands of people employed,’ said Governor Pat Quinn. By working together, we were able to resolve our differences for the sake of the many who depend on this industry for their livelihoods”.

“To keep Chicago a premier trade show and convention destination, we forged solutions that work for all parties,’ said Mayor Emanuel. What we all have at stake in this dispute is too important not to reach agreement.”

MPEA Trustee James Reilly says the agreement will help ensure that Chicago keeps pace with its key competitors. “We made changes last year in direct response to what our customers demanded. Now, working in partnership with labor, we have overcome some of the biggest obstacles to our efforts to lure new shows to the city. It is especially gratifying that all of the elements of the Chicago Trade Show industry – the City, the State, the Carpenters, the Teamsters and Freeman and GES - came together and generously contributed to reaching this historic settlement.”

“Chicago is now the most customer-friendly convention and tradeshow destination in the world,” said Don Welsh, President and CEO, Chicago Convention & Tourism Bureau. “The restoration of exhibitor rights at McCormick Place, without any future threat, ensures that our customers will not only realize significant savings, but prosper as a result of exhibitors returning to their shows in full force. On behalf of Chicago’s entire visitor industry, I commend the core group of customers for their counsels and unwavering commitment throughout this process.”
“All parties now share the commitment to ensuring that Chicago’s McCormick Place is the number one destination for trade shows and conventions,” said David Causton, General Manager of McCormick Place. “It is a new day in Chicago and we look forward to sharing that good news with all our present and prospective customers.”


CONTACT:
Mary Kay Marquisos
(312) 791-6237
mmarquisos@mpea.com

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Robb & Stucky to reopen under new ownership

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Jan. 4, 2012) – It's been a part of South Florida furniture history for nearly 100 years. Henry Ford and Thomas Edison were among its first clients. It's survived furniture fads, the Great Depression, the Great Recession, hurricanes and even a very public bankruptcy. Today Robb & Stucky International announces that it's back with the grand opening of a new 60,000-square-foot design studio and retail showroom in Fort Myers, Fla., on Thursday, Jan. 12, under the leadership of Steven Lush, President of Robb & Stucky International.

"This is a new beginning for a great retail brand," says Lush. Since the acquisition of the Robb & Stucky name and intellectual properties in March 2011, Lush says the focus has been on restoring the brand equities inherent in the Robb & Stucky name.

"We are reinventing Robb & Stucky," says Lush, "with a great team and smart strategies that are relevant for today's consumers. We have hired many of the employees that made a significant contribution to the previous Robb & Stucky, and have also brought in several key executives from outside the former company to bring a fresh perspective. We look forward to creating many more jobs as our growth continues."

"As consumers ourselves and business people too, it's our view that the historic economic events of the last few years have changed the way people shop and buy furniture," says Lush. "Home is still the center of our personal universe; we are fortunate to be in a category that will always be important to consumers. The challenge is to ensure that Robb & Stucky meets consumer needs and expectations."

He adds that as the recovery continues, consumers will expect more value, more style, more selection and more authenticity in the shopping experience.

"We believe our Fort Myers showroom is unlike anything else in Florida," says Lush. "We've created a store that is friendly, welcoming and easy to shop. Our buyers have chosen the very best products from America, Canada, Europe and around the world. The merchandise is displayed in seven unique lifestyle shops – each one is an adventure into a design perspective. And our selection is not just about style – we offer a variety of prices as well. We believe great style doesn't have to be expensive."

The store will offer expert interior design assistance, a longtime staple of the Robb & Stucky experience, but with a new twist. "Our customers are passionate about their homes, but their furniture and service needs may vary," explains Lush. "In our new model, design services are right-sized for the customer, so whether the object of desire is a great lamp or a new home makeover, Robb & Stucky designers are ready, willing and able to assist."

About Robb & Stucky

One of the most prestigious names in home furnishings, Robb & Stucky was founded in 1915 by Virgil Robb and W.R. Lee. Harry Stucky joined the company in 1917 and the company formally became Robb & Stucky in 1925. Today the company is owned by the family of Samuel Kuo, founder and CEO of Samson Holding, and back on track for growth in the U.S. and internationally. The first, new flagship store is located at 13170 South Cleveland Avenue in Fort Myers, Fla. For hours of operations and more information, call 239-415-2800 or visit www.RobbStuckyIntl.com.

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239-267-2638 / 239-849-3300 (cell)

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Jennifer Thomas, Priority Marketing, jennifer@prioritymarketing.com
239-573-0088

Men’s hairstyle trends 2012 : Cuts & Colors

Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Men’s hairstyles aren’t similar to women’s hairstyles. Women’s hair trends are short survived, often long-lasting no more than one or two years. On the other hand, men’s haircut fashions grow slowly – and that’s the main solution to men’s hair trends in 2012. Each and every one of them has its own heredity in the hairstyles that were accepted in 2010 and 2011, other than that every one also has developed for 2012. Some have delicately changed, others have divide into several different hairstyles.
What’s the identical, though, is that Fashion is going to take you through each and every one of them. Below you’ll get a list of all of 2012′s key men’s hairstyles and haircuts. You can find a list of the key hair trends directly below, each with its own class and styling insights.

The 2012 Interior Design Fee & Salary Survey eBook is Now Available!

Friday, January 6, 2012
The Design Success University 2011 Interior Design Fee & Salary Survey results are available for immediate download.


Here are a few highlights:
* 53.3% said total revenue for 2011 was below $100,000
* 62% said total revenue for 2011 increased or remained the same
* 56.4% of firm owners earned less than $45,000
* 87.3% of survey participants are 36+
* 89.7% of survey participants are female



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Happy New Year,


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Minutes Matter Solutions, Inc.