Thursday, September 23, 2010

London Fashion Week

Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA
London Fashion Week (LFW) is one of the highest profile fashion events in the world and one of the ‘big four’ international catwalk influencers.  The event is organised by the British Fashion Council (BFC) and funded by a number of sponsors (including Canon Europe current headline sponsor for seven consecutive seasons).

LFW puts London and British Fashion firmly on the global stage, generating orders in the region of £100m;  the event itself contributes £20 million to the London economy in terms of direct spend and attracts visitors from over 25 countries including US, France, Italy, Russia, Middle East, China and UAE.

There are 50 or so catwalk shows on the official schedule as well as further 45+ show off schedule. The exhibition that runs alongside the catwalk shows showcases over 100 ready to wear and accessories designers each season. LFW visitors have access to many more designers through presentations, multi-brand and individual showrooms.
  Fashion Week Fall Winter 2010 2011 Review

Burberry Prorsum Womenswear Spring/Summer 2011 Show

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Arctic claims summit gets under way in Moscow


An international meeting to try to prevent the Arctic becoming the next battleground over mineral wealth has begun in Moscow.

Russia made its ambitions clear by planting a flag beneath the North Pole...

One quarter of the world's resources of oil and gas are believed to lie beneath the Arctic Ocean.

Russia, Norway, Canada, Denmark and the United States have already laid claim to territory in the region.

Some 300 delegates will discuss co-operation but are also likely to push their claims to the Arctic's riches.

The region's resources are rapidly becoming accessible due to the dramatic shrinking of the polar ice cap.

The race for the Arctic centres on an underwater mountain range known as the Lomonosov Ridge.

 In 2001, Moscow submitted a territorial claim to the United Nations which was rejected because of lack of evidence.

Three years ago, a Russian expedition planted a titanium flag on the ocean floor beneath the North Pole in a symbolic gesture of Moscow's ambitions.

Canada and Denmark are also planning to submit separate files to the UN.

Law of the Sea

As evidence of the gathering momentum in the race for mineral resources, Russia has announced it will spend $64m (£40m; 48m euros) on research aimed at proving its case.

Last week, Canada's foreign minister met his Russian counterpart in Moscow to discuss their competing claims.

Canada said it was confident its case would prevail.

Two days earlier, Russia signed a treaty with Norway, ending a 40-year dispute over their maritime borders in the Barents Sea and Arctic Ocean.

Moscow said the prospects for oil and gas exploration were significant either side of the border.

For the states involved in the territorial dispute, the key lies in obtaining scientific proof that the Lomonosov Ridge is an underwater extension of their continental shelf.

Under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, a coastal nation can claim exclusive economic rights to natural resources on or beneath the sea floor up to 200 nautical miles (370km) beyond their land territory.

But if the continental shelf extends beyond that distance, the country must provide evidence to a UN commission which will then make recommendations about establishing an outer limit.

Despite the evident scramble for territorial rights, Moscow has said it has no immediate plans for development and has had emphasised the need for international cooperation.

Russian Arctic expert Lev Voronkov said the experience of the Cold War proved the need to work together.

"No one problem of contemporary Arctic can be resolved by one country alone. So that's why I think that we are doomed to co-operate in the Arctic. And military confrontation especially is completely counterproductive."

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Bedroom Deco for Teens!

Stylish Bedrooms

Girly Teen Bedrooms

Teen Boy Bedrooms

Sophisticated Teens Bedrooms

College Essentials for a Fashionista’s Wardrobe


4-5 Pairs of Jeans That Fit Well

A Classic Dress

4-6 Basic Tank Tops

1-3 Chic Cardigans

Great Bras & Panties

A Bag That Holds Everything

1-2 Dressy Tops

1 Pair Nice Dress Pants

1 White Button-Down Shirt

1 Well-Cut Spring/Fall Jacket

1 or 2 Winter Coats

1-2 Pairs Casual Flats

1 Pair Good Winter Shoes/Boots

1 Pair Black Pumps

1 or More Pairs of Sexy Heels

1-3 Summer Skirts


Black Opaque Tights