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Taipei Fashion Week SS 2021: RE:CONNEXT Blends the Physical Runway with Digital, Interactive Events

TAIPEI, Taiwan, Oct. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — In the hopes to reconnect people during these uncertain times through the art of fashion, as well as present the industry with digital experience concepts to inspire the future of fashion show events, this years Taipei Fashion Week SS 2021: RE:CONNEXT brought together the classic aspects of a conventional fashion show with a number of virtual, interactive elements. A government-sponsored event, RE:CONNEXT was recently held between the 6th – 10th of October at the Songshan Cultural and Creative Park.

The opening of RE:CONNEXT featured a show, titled Digital Terminal,” an experimental and immersive experience that took place in a dark venue complemented with audio/visual elements, interactive technologies, and other forms of digital art. In this open-to-the-public space, the lines between apparel and apparel, apparel and the audience, and the audience with others were intentionally blurred, allowing for attendees to

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What brides should eat before THESE 5 wedding events to stay healthy and fit?

Before the wedding, every bride-to-be needs to take extra care of their diet plan to stay fit, healthy and active. They should consult a dietician to have a strict guideline for their foods. But they have to be extra cautious for the important days of the wedding and the diet chart may also change slightly depending on the occasion.

For example, for your wedding dress shopping or fitting, you don’t want to feel bloated, so you need to consume foods that are helpful to reduce bloating.

These are the foods to eat before the important wedding events:

Wedding dress shopping

While going for your wedding dress shopping, avoid any processed or ordered foods as they are high in sodium content which causes bloating. Rather, simply stick to homecooked foods. But remember, you can’t have too much cereals as the fibre content also causes bloating. So, eat low-fat Greek yoghurt with

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Dreaming of ‘Purple Rain’ on your wedding day? With no live music, First Avenue booking famous stage for private events

The pandemic has forced the iconic Minneapolis music venue to get creative.

MINNEAPOLIS — Whether you dream of a “White Wedding,” or “Purple Rain” on your wedding day, you’ll soon have the rare opportunity to book iconic music venue First Avenue as a wedding venue.

“Lucinda Williams actually got married on stage here,” said First Avenue marketing director Ashley Ryan. “We’ve had a couple of staff get married in the 7th St entry, but normally October, November, even into December, it’s our busiest time of year.”

If booking weddings sounds like selling out, Ryan says that’s the hope. For months, live music venues in Minnesota and most other states have sat in silence due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We have staff who have worked here for 20-30 years and since mid-March they’ve been out of work,” Ryan said. “So any kind of event that we can do to get people

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shopping

Amazon Prime Day, other sales events start holiday shopping season early

Oct. 13 (UPI) — Occurring later this year due to COVID-19, Amazon’s Prime Day began on Tuesday amid direct competition from other retailers that have accelerated the arrival of the holiday shopping season by a few weeks, experts say.

Usually held in July, Prime Day will last through Tuesday and Wednesday. Amazon said it’s spending more than $100 million on promotional activities to aid small businesses and attract new customers during the two-day sale.

Prime Day is available to shoppers in the United States, Britain, the United Arab Emirates, Spain, Singapore, Netherlands, Mexico, Luxembourg, Japan, Italy, Germany, France, China, Canada, Belgium, Austria and Australia.

Competitors including Walmart, Best Buy, eBay, Target and Macy’s have also rolled out big sales to compete with Amazon, transforming this week into an unofficial launch of the holiday shopping season — which typically begins with Black Friday on the day after Thanksgiving.

Amazon’s move to

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fashion

Fashion events are slowly re-entering the scene. I am so here for it.

Thanks to the coronavirus, red carpet attire may not be in order for “attendance” at fashion events this fall, but hype is nonetheless building over some shows that will take place.

First up this month is RVA Fashion Week, which is holding a series of shows virtually through Sunday. Among the designers participating is Hampton Roads’ own Dapper Luq. He will stream the premiere of his fall/winter collection from the Hermitage Museum and Gardens in Norfolk at noon Wednesday.

Dapper Luq had just retired after 20 years in the Navy in January and embarked on showings in Africa when the worldwide coronavirus pandemic broke out. Forced to return home, he, like so many fashion artists, have increasingly found novel ways to keep their brand visible.

“At first it was tough. I was literally in another country and had to fly home to an unknown future. I no longer had the

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gift

Consumer Product Events Offers Up Products for Holiday Gift Guide Consideration; Everything from Beer and Bacon to Books and Botanics

MALIBU, Calif., Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — With the holidays around the corner, Consumer Product Events, the premier matchmaker for products and press, presents their favorite products for short-lead holiday gift guides, roundups and product reviews. Our recommendations for 2020 include:

Anam Caras – For children, artist Colleen Stratton created an alphabet of Anam Cara (Soul Friends), each letter a fantastical, magical spirit character, which together customizes an inspiring message.

Colleen Stratton | [email protected]

Athletic Brewing – Run Wild is the ultimate non-alcoholic IPA for craft beer lovers. Brewed with a blend of five Northwest hops, it stands shoulder to shoulder with the best full-strength IPAs, has only 70 calories, and the awards to prove it.

Skip Perham | [email protected]

The Baconer  – Sourced from small family farms, The Baconer’s responsibly-raised pork yields richly-flavored, tender bacon prioritizing exceptional quality, innovative bacon cuts and

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Defiant Maine pastor’s family planning wedding events across state line amid virus outbreaks

SOMERSWORTH, N.H. — The family of the defiant Baptist pastor linked to Maine’s largest COVID-19 outbreak after officiating a wedding near Millinocket in August will gather next month for another wedding and reception, just a few miles from virus hotspots in York County.

It is unclear whether Todd Bell, head of Sanford’s Calvary Baptist Church and a religious school, will conduct the ceremony between his son and a New Hampshire woman at an indoor service on Oct. 17 at South Church, a Unitarian Universalist church in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. But a “family minister” will officiate the ceremony, said Jennifer Leyden, a spokesperson for the church.

About 50 are expected to attend the 20-minute wedding in a sanctuary designed to hold 525 people, Leyden said. It will be “an in-and-out service” that won’t include a choir. Attendees are expected to wear masks, provide names and phone numbers for contact tracing and

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Fashion History – How Historical Events Influenced Fashion in the 1930’s and 1940’s

History and world events often create fashion trends. We can not always see it in the lives that we are leading now, in the present; but it is sometimes easier when we look into the past.

The 1930’s was a time of frugality known as the Great Depression, a world wide economic downturn that put people out of work and effected every part of their lives. In the United States, nearly one quarter of the population was unemployed. Bank failures caused people to lose their life savings.The new austerity must have been a heavy blow for the people who had just lived through the Roaring Twenties, a time of heady spending and extravagance.

Women’s fashions made a big change when the economy went south. The exotic frippery of the Jazz Age soon disappeared to be replaced by more simple styles of dress. Waistlines rose and hems fell, as they often … Read More

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