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Oprah Secretly Married In Surprise Wedding?

Le 21 mars 2018, 03:47 dans Humeurs 0

Is Oprah secretly married? A new report claims she and longtime partnerStedman Graham had a “surprise wedding.” Gossip Cop, however, can debunk the fabricated story.

According to New Idea, Oprah and Graham gathered friends and family at “their Santa Barbara home for what [the guests] believed was one of Oprah’s famous get-togethers.” But the couple “stood in front of their nearest and dearest and made their love official.” A so-called “insider” is quoted as saying, “Absolutely no one saw it coming.” Well, that’s because it never happened, but Gossip Cop will get to that.

Though no date is given, the tabloid goes on to allege the couple “decided to keep the occasion as intimate as possible, with only their inner circle present at the romantic home ceremony.” The gossip magazine even purports to know what Oprah said in her vows, giving the quote, “Stedman, you’re the sweetest man, with the greatest integrity.” But, as detailed in this E! Online article about Oprah and Graham’s long-lasting love, that remark is actually from the media mogul’s 1998 acceptance speech for her honorary Oscar. The outlet is flat-out lying about it now being from her supposed marriage vows.

Additionally, quotes attributed in the present tense to Graham (“says Stedman of his bride”) are actually years-old as well. On top of not being truthful about where and when the statements are really from, the publication tries to connect the supposed nuptials to a current hot topic: Whether Oprah will enter the 2020 election. Her “potential run for president played a part in the couple’s decision to formalize their love,” claims the tabloid. Another alleged “insider” maintains, “Having Stedman by her side as her husband instead of her boyfriend would strengthen her chance with the conservative American voters.”

All of this is illustrated by a series of photos of Oprah “dressed in a figure-hugging white gown,” and readers are led to believe they are pictures from the wedding. Well, they’re not, of course, because no wedding took place. Far from being taken at her home in California, the photos are actually from a party that was held in Oprah’s honor in London by Vogue editor-in-chief Edward Enninful. Earlier this month, a number of stars were in attendance for the formal afternoon tea, including Oprah’s A Wrinkle In Time co-stars, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling.

Oprah posted about the event on Instagram, sharing a picture of herself posing with Enniful, as well as Idris Elba, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Steve McQueen. One person who was not there was Graham. Yes, the magazine is using pictures from a gathering that Graham was not even at to claim he and Oprah had a “surprise wedding.” Between repurposing old quotes and misrepresenting photos, it doesn’t get much more deceptive than this. Oprah is not secretly married, and if she ever ties the knot, the real news will be presented in a legitimate way.Read more at:purple bridesmaid dresses | plus size bridesmaid dresses

Kaftan queen takes catwalk honour

Le 17 mars 2018, 04:56 dans Humeurs 0

Camilla Franks doesn't like to sit still. In 2017, her business clocked up its 56th international market (Iran and Belgium are among the new additions), and in January she welcomed her first child, a daughter, Luna.

But some of the biggest changes to the business have been happening in the design room, where the brand, which earned an international reputation for its kaftans – Oprah and Beyonce are fans – has been slowly adding more structured silhouettes, such as tailored jackets and bombers.

It's part of a strategy to win new business, in particular what Franks calls "high-fashion customers". You know, the women who attend the fashion shows and shop the collections straight off the runway.

"While we still remain true to our core product, we’ve shifted our offering to [introduce] ... new silhouettes to remain progressive as a label," Franks said.

Kaftans, the thing that made Franks famous, now account for a mere 10 per cent of each collection. These days, denims, velvets and wools are just as likely to be on the racks as the signature silk prints.

Franks' new direction has been recognised by the organisers of Fashion Week Australia, who have invited her to close out the industry event on May 18.

Just as Louis Vuitton took the equivalent honours in Paris last week, the Camilla show will close out Australia's main fashion event for international buyers and media.

"Our show will demonstrate our evolution and will be a new representation of the brand unveiled in our stomping grounds of Sydney," she said.

Franks has been absent from the Fashion Week Australia schedule for several years; two years ago, she staged an off-site show aboard a boat on Sydney Harbour. When it comes to events, Franks doesn't do "small and intimate".

That spirit also extends to her charity work, with the designer already raising $50,000 from a collaboration with The Hunger Project to sell scarves made from Camilla fabric offcuts.

But for the first few months of this year, Franks has been focusing on motherhood, leaving the bulk of the business work to her design and corporate team, which includes former David Jones executive Donna Player, who serves as a consultant to the brand.

Franks said the most important advice she had received in the past year was to "enjoy life in the slow lane".

"I’ve spent the past 14 years running at a million miles an hour, but with the arrival of little Luna, I’ve learnt to truly take things slow and enjoy every moment," she said.

The rest of the Fashion Week Australia schedule will be announced on Wednesday. Camilla and Marc will open the event on May 13.Read more at:wedding dresses online | purple bridesmaid dresses

Wedding insurance can shield from losses

Le 26 février 2018, 11:19 dans Humeurs 0

Wedding insurance is no new product but it is yet to catch up in India, a country that spends obscene amounts of money on marriage. Experts say the broad coverage provided by existing wedding insurance schemes can mitigate potential losses resulting from unforeseen circumstances such as sudden cancellation or postponement of marriage. While many weddings can be and are conducted on shoe-string budgets, most estimates of average wedding costs in the country have a lower range of Rs 4 lakh. In fact, in a 2016 consumer report, international financial services firm Goldman Sachs pegged the average cost of weddings conducted in India at between $7,500 and $75,000 (Rs 5 lakh and Rs 5 crore). With such large sums in play, picking up the tab for wedding insurance can be a worthwhile proposition, especially if wedding costs are in the higher range and scheduled to be held during the monsoons.

Most wedding insurance products cover a wide range of possibilities, with K G Krishnamoorthy Rao, MD and CEO of Future Generali India Insurance, writing in a recent column that coverage extends, “right from marriage venue to jewelleries and gifts like precious stones or appliances given by blood relatives and/or in-laws”. “For instance, you may have created a set for your wedding with immaculate decorations which unfortunately gets spoiled due to fire, flood or any other calamity. Here, your insurer will take care of the financial loss incurred due to this calamity,” wrote Rajan Pental, head - retail lending, YES Bank, in another recent column. HDFC Ergo’s policies, for example, cover “cancellation or rescheduling due to unforeseen events like natural calamities, due to a major accident involving the bride, groom or immediate family member and damage to the venue due to cyclones, floods or even fire”. Insurance cover can also cover instances of burglary or theft of money or valuables.

Premiums charged for such policies are also fairly standard, with premiums ranging from between 0.75 per cent and 1.5 per cent of the insured amount. Most companies offer policies starting from coverage of up to Rs 20 lakh to as much as Rs 75 lakh, with premiums charged from around Rs 2,200 to Rs 8,000. However, insurance firms draw the line at many other unexpected factors that might derail a wedding. One such is the so-called ‘cold-feet clause’, which states that losses from a cancelled wedding caused due to either the bride, groom or other family members deciding to halt it will not be covered. Other notable incidents generally not covered include cancellation due to bandhs and similar political unrest, and instances of kidnapping of persons covered under the policy.Read more at:wedding dresses brisbane | vintage wedding dresses

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