As is the case every spring, a veritable who's who of celebrities will meet for the annual celebration of the seventh art in Cannes, taking place this year from May 13-24. Besides international cinema icons, dozens of fashionistas, the instantly recognisable faces of the most luxurious of brands, will also be walking the red carpet in haute couture gowns designed by the most celebrated houses.
For two weeks, the Riviera will be brimming with actresses there to represent their films, be they in competition or not. Whether ambassadors for luxury fashion houses or not, every year French and Hollywood stars up the ante in originality and elegance to be the focus of attention as they perform the traditional march up the steps of the Palais des Festivals.
Marion Cotillard, a fixture at this annual celebration of cinema, will be on hand to defend Justin Kurzel's “Macbeth.” She will most likely once again walk the red carpet wearing Dior, as will Natalie Portman, another muse for the French brand, who will present (out of competition) her directorial debut, “A Tale of Love and Darkness.”
Chanel is expected to dress Diane Kruger, one of its most recognisable faces, who has the lead female role in Alice Winocour's “Maryland.”
Phenomenal designs should also highlight the forms of Sophie Marceau, Sienna Miller, Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Emma Stone and Charlize Theron, all eagerly awaited on the Riviera.
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Kendall Jenner, who since her appearance in Cannes last year has become an unstoppable force in the fashion world, could make a return this year. The newest darling of the designers will inevitably be the centre of attention, the choice of her dress commented on and analysed ad infinitum. Though we can expect her to be dressed in Chanel, since she has already posed for Karl Lagerfeld, Kendall can always surprise.
Love massage? You now have a scientific reason to go for it now.
Massage does improve vascular function in people who had not exercised, says research, suggesting that massage has benefits for people regardless of their level of physical activity.
Massage therapy improves general blood flow and alleviates muscle soreness after exercise, according to researchers.
"Improved circulation and relief of muscle soreness are common claims made for massage's benefits, but no studies have substantiated such claims till date," said Shane Phillips, an associate professor of physical therapy at University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC).
"Our study validates the value of massage in exercise and injury, which has been previously recognised but based on minimal data," added Nina Cherie Franklin, a post-doctoral fellow at UIC.
The researchers had set out to see if massage would improve systemic circulation and reduce muscle soreness after exercise.
Healthy sedentary adults were asked to exercise their legs to soreness using a standard leg press machine.
Half of the exercisers received leg massages, using conventional Swedish massage techniques, after the exercise.
As expected, both exercise groups experienced soreness immediately after exercise.
The exercise-and-massage group reported no continuing soreness 90 minutes after massage therapy.
The exercise-only group reported lasting soreness 24 hours after exercise.
"We believe that massage is really changing physiology in a positive way. This is not just blood flow speeds - this is actually a vascular response," Franklin added.
For people with limited mobility or those with impaired vascular function, further research may show that regular massage offers significant benefits, the authors said in a study reported in the journal Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.Read more here:pink formal dresses
The fifth annual Recycle, Repurpose, Refashion Show was again a complete sellout. The brunch and fashion show was held at Casa Del Sol on Saturday, with special speeches and entertainment from the International students who have been helping out at CrossRoads MarketPlace. The students from Pakistan are Sabira Batool, Neetesh Kumar and Asghar Saeedi. Saeedi also danced and modeled traditional Pakistani formal wear. Batool modeled in the fashion show. Also appearing in the fashion show were Aizhamal Sydykova from Kyrgyzstan and Tapiwa Magate from Zimbabwe. Sydykova suggests if you like lovely mountain terrain and alpine sports and can't afford Switzerland, try Kyrgyzstan.
Well-known local women and girls modeled apparel from the thrift store and jewelry and accent items from the Fair Trade store. Only Saeedi and Mayor Lynn Horner modeled men's clothing this year, but both were enthusiastic.
The theme for this year's show was "Bloom where you're planted." Fairy gardens decorated the tables and a small bottle of seeds was the favor. The menu was Quiche Lorraine, fruited spinach salad, dinner roll and cream puffs in a pan. Items were available for sale and at auction. The items sold, the dinner and the venue were donated, so that all the money raised by the affair will go to the women of Guatemala to help them with creating small gardens to be used to feed their families and trade or sell for other necessities.Read more here:orange formal dresses