Small Space, Big Thinking!

We are living in the world of space crunch be it our apartment, or road all of them have been affected by it. This minimal space often makes us step back from fulfilling our wishes of having the best of furniture and decor, but it shouldn’t affect our big and imaginative thinking. Pocket sized, doll house apartments with boxy bedrooms, are notably bad for their lack of storage but that doesn’t mean that you can lose out on creativity and style.

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So how do we make the most of the space available to us? Mapping up and zoning, help you gather a clear image of how to strategically using the minimalist space. Once you have ‘mapped out’ everything, you have a clear picture, if there is a living room, you have a space designated for the sofa, for a compact or folding dining table,  a statement armchair.

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The space design shouldn’t looked cluttered, but going with using a pencil to draw your dream house plan would help you get a clear idea. Even though it’s a small space, there should be a defined use of all the space you have  in a smart manner.

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Once you have everything mapped and drawn out you can think of the potential possessions to buy or to keep. When there is minimal space you have to be tidy and the best thing you can do is to declutter every season and be ruthless about what you need and throw out what you don’t.

Using shelves to store your knick knacks, or a floating shelf above your bed with a colorful display of your tours can be used as memoir and adds as a statement feature to your bedroom. If not that color your ceiling a darker hue to create an illusion of height, for example, cream colored walls with a dark blue ceiling, if you want to experiment try creating a galactic effect for  a soothing finish.

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The best way to show off your books, instead of going the all traditional way of making a wooden bookcase, try something quirky yet stylish, a step ladder case, which can double up as a shelf too. Try to be daring and make a wall into a storage space, but it can be risky deal if not looked after properly.

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If the house comes with great windows don’t dull them out by adding dark inducing drapes, leaving them as they are adds a lot of light and depth to your apartment. The creation of illusion of space adds a great deal too, use mirrors to do it. A full length mirror or a medium sized mirror accessorized properly would lighten up your living room.

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The use of monochromatic colors, is an absolute cliche, these days interior decorators are experimenting with adding a wallpaper walled, or a wall with vertical stripes to add height or horizontal stripes to create depth.

Dining spaces should be compact and elegant, using folding or wall in tables, is a great way to make the use of your dining and/or living area, if you like glass, use an acrylic table, or else a table with glass top and wooden legs.

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The kitchen should always be sectioned, use of cabinet space, or else use glass containers to store away the elements in your cooking area, if you want adding a breakfast bar, to eliminate the dining area is also a good choice.

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So make the best and classy use of the space you have, don’t live in minimalism and mangolia.

 

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Must visit beaches this Summer

Summer reminds me of ice pops, watermelon salads, and beaches. I mean who doesn’t love them, our summer vacations are incomplete without a trip to a beach, be it a road trip to Goa, or a flight to the scenic beaches of Greece.

I get you a check list of beaches you have to visit in your life! 

Whitehaven Beach, Whitsundays

The pristine sand stretches over seven kilometers of Whitsunday Island, smack bang in the middle of the Whitsundays, with crystal-clear waters perfect for snorkeling. It’s the most photographed beach in Australia according to Tourism Whitsundays. The best view is atop Tongue Point, where at low tide you can witness a beautiful array of colors come to light.

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Santorini, Greece

The most romantic beach island in the whole of Greece, not that Greece wasn’t romantic enough! This place is rich in culture and history, the colorful houses are just like the sprinkles on a pretty cupcake. It’s a volcanic island, bursting with traditional food produce like cherry tomatoes, white eggplants, fava, caper and “hloró tyrí”, a special kind of fresh goat cheese. How can a trip in Santorini be complete without a wine tasting at the many wineries specially produced from the grapes grown there.

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Elephant Beach, Andaman and Nicobar Islands

A trip to Havelock Islands is an incomplete one without snorkeling at the Elephant Beach, This destination offers beautiful white sand beach along with an amazing coral reef which starts at a depth less than a metre. The white sand beach and the blue green water at the Elephant beach is enticing for almost every traveler. The boat ride to Elephant beach passing through the light house is amazing.

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Mykonos, Greece

Things not to miss on Mykonos are the fantastic beaches on the south, the sunset from Little Venice, the view from the windmills and a night out in Mykonos Town. The most fabulous beaches are located on the southern side of Mykonos island. Super Paradise, Paradise, Platis Gialos and Lia amaze visitors with the soft sand and the crystal water.Beach bars are open all day and attract many visitors for swimming, kite surfing and other activities. A nice trip is a boat trip to Delos, a small island that is considered an open archaeological site. According to mythology, Delos is the island where god Apollo was born and this is why there is an entire sanctuary dedicated to this god.

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Wineglass Bay, Tasmania

The sheltered location makes this a superb beach for swimming and splashing about, and the clam-shaped shoreline makes for exceptional aerial photographs. There’s a dedicated lookout for the best views of Wineglass Bay, accessed with a one hour return hike up a path.Wineglass Bay is part of Freycinet National Park, and is several hours from both Hobart and Launceston. The picture-perfect beach consists of stark white sand set against the area’s pink and white granite peaks, with a deep blue sea completing the rainbow of colors. Tourists and holidaymakers flock here to fish, sail, kayak, rock climb and simply relax in the sun.

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Bondi Beach, Sydney

Locals and travellers alike love Bondi, which has a thriving atmosphere and provides plenty of people-watching opportunities. The iconic beach is home to the first Surf Life Saving Club in the world, which was founded more than 100 years ago. These days, Bondi is typically crowded with sunbathers, swimmers and walkers alike, as its clean shores and close vicinity to the centre of Sydney making it an accessible and popular destination.

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Turquoise Bay, Exmouth

Western Australia’s Turquoise Bay has been deemed the second best beach in the country, thanks largely to its stunning reef and snorkeling opportunities. Let the current take you towards the exquisite Ningaloo reef, but be wary of the strong current near the sandbar. Take to the water to spot creatures like anemone fish, colorful parrotfish, moon wrasse, starfish and reef sharks.

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Kauna’oa (Mauna Kea) Beach

When eco-tourism pioneer Laurance Rockefeller first saw this sugar-soft beach back in 1960, while touring the island with Hawaii’s governor, he immediately knew that it was something special. Rockefeller was there to scout locations for a potential hotel—and he found the perfect one. He chose Kauna’oa as the setting for his legendary resort, Mauna Kea, which still draws couples and families to the Big Island today. The beach is a pristine beauty with turquoise waters, gentle waves, and plenty of marine life, including turtles and the occasional manta ray.

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Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro

If there is one beach that foreign travelers know by name, it’s likely this one—no, the Barry Manilow song is not about the beach, though the idea is thought to have originated at the Copacabana Palace Hotel in Rio. The atmosphere is extremely vibrant with several beach bars and multiple sports facilities along the sand. Meet some locals and participate in a pickup game of volleyball or soccer (though obviously, they call it football here). A word to the wise: with popularity comes crowds. Be prepared to share this beach with plenty of other people.

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Vagator Beach, Goa

This beach is on the list for every Indian’s road trip, I mean even a visit to Goa is incomplete without going to Vagator. The best place in Goa for a night party, or just go there on a Wednesday and shop till you drop for a cold beer of course in the flea market. The best time to visit the place, is December any guesses why? Sunburn of course, the coolest music festival is held here, but you can go there in summer also.

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Know Haute Couture

Introduction:

Haute couture ; French for “high sewing” or “high dressmaking” or “high fashion”) is the creation of exclusive custom-fitted clothing. Haute couture is high end fashion that is constructed by hand from start to finish, made from high quality, expensive, often unusual fabric and sewn with extreme attention to detail and finished by the most experienced and capable sewers, often using time-consuming, hand-executed techniques. Couture translates literally from French as “dressmaking” but may also refer to fashion, sewing, or needlework- Fashion-Era and is also used as a common abbreviation of haute couture and refers to the same thing in spirit.

Haute translates literally to “high”. A haute couture garment is often made for a client, tailored specifically for the wearer’s measurements and body stance. Considering the amount of time, money, and skill allotted to each completed piece, haute couture garments are also described as having no price tag: budget is not relevant.

They have a society of the the firms which are allowed to use the word Haute Couture, called Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture.

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Christian Dior

Christian Dior SE, commonly known as Dior, is a French luxury goods company controlled and chaired by French businessman Bernard Arnault, who also heads LVMH – the world’s largest luxury group. Dior itself holds 42.36% shares of and 59.01% voting rights within LVMH. Founded in 1946 by the eponymous designer Christian Dior, today the company designs and retails ready-to-wear, leather goods, fashion accessories, footwear, jewelry, timepieces, fragrance, make-up, and skincare products while also maintaining its tradition as a creator of recognized haute-couture (under the Christian Dior Couture division). While the Christian Dior label remains largely for women’s offerings, the company also operates the Dior Homme division for men and the baby Dior label for children’s wear. Products are sold throughout its portfolio of retail stores worldwide, as well as through its online store.

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Yves Saint Laurent

Yves Saint Laurent YSL ; also known as Saint Laurent Paris) is a French luxury fashion house founded by Yves Saint Laurent and his partner, Pierre Bergé. Saint Laurent Paris revived its haute couture collection in 2015 under creative director Hedi Slimane. The new collection, “Yves Saint Laurent Couture” or “Saint Laurent Paris 24, Rue de L’Université” is the French house’s first couture collection ever since the retirement of its legendary founder in 2002. Founded in 1961 it has been considered one of the world’s most prominent fashion houses and known for its modern and iconic pieces, such as its tuxedo jackets for women. Today Saint Laurent Paris markets a broad range of women’s and men’s ready-to-wear products, leather goods, shoes, and jewelery. Yves Saint Laurent Beauté also has a notable presence in the luxury beauty market, although this is run independently through L’Oreal Paris that licenses the name.

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Armani Privé

Giorgio Armani born 11 July 1934) is an Italian fashion designer, particularly noted for his menswear. He is known today for his clean, tailored lines. He formed his company, Armani, in 1975, and by 2001 was acclaimed as the most successful designer that Italy has produced,with an annual turnover of $1.6 billion and a personal fortune of $8.5 billion as of 2013. He is credited with pioneering red-carpet fashion. As of 2009, Armani has a retail network of 60 Giorgio Armani boutiques, 11 Collezioni, 122 Emporio Armani, 94 A/X Armani exchange, 1 Giorgio Armani Accessori, and 13 Armani Junior stores spread over 37 different countries.

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Balenciaga

Balenciaga  is a Spanish luxury fashion house founded by Cristóbal Balenciaga, a Spanish designer, born in the Basque Country, Spain. He had a reputation as a couturier of uncompromising standards and was referred to as “the master of us all” by Christian Dior. His bubble skirts and odd, feminine, yet ultra-modern shapes were trademarks of the house. The House of Balenciaga is now owned by the French multinational company Kering. Balenciaga defiantly resisted the rules, guidelines, and bourgeoisie status of the Chambre syndicale de la haute couture parisienne, and, thus, was never a member. Although he is spoken of with immense reverence, technically, Balenciaga couture was never haute couture.Cristóbal Balenciaga closed his fashion house in 1968 and died in 1972. The house lay dormant until 1986. Today, the brand is most famous for its line of motorcycle-inspired handbags, especially the famous “Lariat”. All of the boutiques employ dynamic architecture, with white paneling, marble, and glass work as well as black leather seats and light green, black and navy carpets or white tiles, emphasizing the brand’s lean toward avant-garde and the drama of fashion.The brand is mentioned in the single New Americana by Halsey. Nicki Minaj references the brand in her first single from the Album ‘Pink Print’ “Bed of Lies” “Balenciaga’s on my boot with the python strap” The brand is also referenced to by Bronx rapper A Boogie wit da Hoodie in his song Not a Regular Person with the lyrics “I’m done with these Balenciaga’s, they keep on fucking my socks up.”

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Atelier Versace

Gianni Versace S.p.A., usually referred to as Versace, is an Italian luxury fashion company and trade name founded by Gianni Versace in 1978. The main collection of the brand is Versace, which produces upmarket Italian-made ready-to-wear and leather accessories, while other diffusion lines are Versace Collection (mainly in the US), Versus Versace and Versace Jeans. The Versace logo is the head of Medusa, a Greek mythological figure. The logo came from the floor of ruins in Rome that the Versace siblings played in as children. Gianni Versace chose Medusa as the logo because she made people fall in love with her and they had no way back. He hoped his company would have the same effect on people. The Versace brand is known for having flashy prints and bright colors. Versace partnered with the Mind Group firm in China in 2015. The two companies designed luxury residence towers called the “Versace Residencies.” The goal of the creators were to combine Versace’s luxury home elements with elements of traditional Chinese culture.This same year, Versace partnered with the ABIL Group in India to develop another residential project. These luxury homes are located in South Mumbai.In 2015, Donatella Versace was featured in Riccardo Tisci’s Givenchy campaign.

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Elie Saab

Elie Saab is a Lebanese fashion designer. His main workshop is in Lebanon, with additional workshops in Milan and Paris. Elie Saab’s style is a unique fusion of western and eastern culture.[5] He uses noble materials such as taffeta, organza, noble and satin paired with more fluid and light fabrics.In 1998, he started ready-to-wear in Milan, and in the same year, he held a fashion show in Monaco, which was attended by Princess Stéphanie of Monaco.In 1999, Queen Rania of Jordan wore Elie Saab for her enthronement.In May 2003, the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture invited him to become a member, and he showed his first haute couture collection in Paris in July 2003. His first ready-to-wear collection in Paris was the Spring-Summer 2006 collection.In 2010, Saab dressed 102 celebrities for events, up from 40 in 2009. The figure for 2011 up until March was 88. The brand has boutiques located in Beirut, Dubai, Doha, Paris, London, Geneva, Hong Kong, Moscow, New York, and Mexico, 100 retail outlets totalIn 2011, Elie Saab launched his first fragrance “Le Parfum”.

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Valentino

Valentino SpA is a clothing company founded in 1960 by Valentino Garavani. It is a part of Valentino Fashion Group. Since October 2008, the creative director is Pier Paolo Piccioli. Alessandra Facchinetti was Valentino’s creative designer from 2007 to 2008. Valentino is headquartered in Milan. In 1998, Garavani and Giammetti sold the company for approximately $300 million to HdP, an Italian conglomerate controlled, in part, by the late Gianni Agnelli, the head of Fiat. In 2002, Valentino S.p.A., with revenues of more than $180 million, was sold by HdP to Marzotto Apparel, a Milan-based textile giant, for $210 million. It was rumored that HDP was displeased with Garavani’s and Giammetti’s personal expenses, a claim at which Giammetti has bristled. Valentino’s international debut took place in 1962 in Florence, the Italian fashion capital of the time. Valentino has also specially designed wedding dresses for Elizabeth Taylor, Anne Hathaway, Jennifer Lopez, Courtney Cox, Sophie Hunter and Princess Madeleine of Sweden.

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Ralph & Russo

Ralph & Russo is a British luxury goods company and haute couture fashion house. It became the first British brand to be elected in almost 100 years by the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture to show its collection on the official schedule at Paris Haute Couture Week, alongside brands such as Chanel, Dior and Valentino. The Chambre Syndicale’s former president, Didier Grumbach was quoted as saying “We expect savoir faire, which is being lost, and they Ralph & Russo have it”.The house was founded in 2007 by duo Tamara Ralph (Creative Director) and Michael Russo (CEO) and within a very short time established itself as one of the world’s fashion houses.In 2013, Tamara Ralph and Michael Russo were jointly listed at #39 Marissa Mayer and Mark Zuckerberg on Fortune magazine’s 40 under 40.In 2014, the privately held company controlled and run by Tamara Ralph and Michael Russo was valued at an undisclosed nine-figure sum.

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Pierre Cardin

Pierre Cardin is an Italian-born French fashion designer. in San Biagio di Callalta near Treviso. Cardin is known for his avant-garde style and his Space Age designs. He prefers geometric shapes and motifs, often ignoring the female form. He advanced into unisex fashions, sometimes experimental, and not always practical. He founded his fashion house in 1950 and introduced the “bubble dress” in 1954.Pierre Cardin was also designated UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador in 1991. On 16 October 2009, Pierre Cardin was nominated Goodwill Ambassador of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Cardin resigned from the Chambre Syndicale in 1966 and began showing his collections in his own venue, the “Espace Cardin” (opened 1971) in Paris. In 1971, Cardin redesigned the Barong Tagalog, a national costume of the Philippines by opening the front, removing the cuffs that needed cufflinks, flaring the sleeves, and minimizing the embroidery. It was also tapered to the body, in contrast with the traditional loose-fitting design; it also had a thicker collar with sharp and pointed cuffs. A straight-cut design was favored by President Ferdinand Marcos.Cardin was a member of the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture et du Prêt-à-Porter from 1953 to 1993.

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Style Files: Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards 2017

When Demi got slimed on stage to Zendaya’s award, the most memorable moments from the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards 2017.  This year with WWE star John Cena as the host this award show was a huge bang!

 

The best moments from the KCAs are:

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Boss man Entry.

Host for the night made a grand entry, starting the most exciting night with a bang, making all of us wait for more and more.

 

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Rap with the world, girls!

DJ Khaled made the fifth member of the Fifth Harmony this red  carpet. With Ally Brooke, Dinah Jane, Normani Kordei, and Lauren Jauregui slaying their outfits this picture is surely worth a thousand musical notes.

 

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Shooting white

Camila Cabello harmonizes with Machine Gun Kelly, the singer’s newly released single Bad Things, makes for a totally groove worthy song!

 

Power Rangers

 

Raging with Power

Our favorite Power Rangers on stage, totally making us swoon with those stylish outfits. They sure do know how to clean up well off duty.

 

Noah Cyrus

Feminism Rules

The newest Cyrus on the block, Noah is giving some a great outfit idea for our next Friday night, that nose ring though!

 

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Greenie Meanie

Demi got slimed this awards, the Stone Cold singer’s reaction is truly us when we would get slimed. We feel you, Demi.

 

Little Mix

Shout out to my Little Mix

The winners of the Favorite Global Music Stars giving us #squadgoals in this color co-ordinated outfit from their performance.

 

Zendaya

All hail, Queen Z!

The winner of Best Female TV, Zendaya looked great in an orange gown and made it even prettier by winning  the award.

 

Big Sean and Bethany Mota

Big Sean joins Youtuber Bethany

Big Sean looked cool and casual in dark blue, Youtuber and fashionista Bethan Mota looked elegant in her white gown though the choice of neckpiece wasn’t that great.

 

Blac Chyna and King Cairo

Cool Mom

Blac Chyna looked great after her recent weight loss, twinning along with her son King Cairo.

These were the best styles according to me, comment if you know about a few which weren’t here! Please share and like the social media pages!

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