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It's A Nice Day For A...Fright Wedding

By franzen, published on Nov 6, 2015

The procession of vehicles seen driving through the New Carlisle Cemetery on Halloween night was not a troupe of ghost hunters or thrill-seekers, but members of a wedding party who came to witness the nuptials of a couple so in love with Halloween (and each other) that they decided to make it the centerpiece of their ceremony.

Ide (Marcum) and Jeff Nickell said their “I Dos” around 9 p.m. on Saturday evening at the base of a mausoleum’s steps, the ceremony lit only by a few glowsticks and the headlights from an adjacent road. There was no moon that night, as the sky was covered... (more)


The ‘Netflix’ of Haute Couture: Rent the Runway

By franzen, published on Nov 4, 2015

Are you familiar with Netflix? It’s the subscription-based film and TV program rental service that offers popular media to subscribers via Internet streaming and via U.S. mail.

Now, Rent the Runway hasn’t yet figured out how to stream a designer gown to a subscriber, but it’s worked hard to master a reverse logistics system that has tens of thousands of haute couture garments criss-crossing our nation on any given day.

The 6-year-old company created by two 20-something Harvard MBAs rents designer dresses and accessories (necklaces, jewelry, handbags, etc.) via a photo-rich... (more)


Tom Cruise ‘let baby Suri cry for hours’ at wedding to Katie

By franzen, published on Nov 2, 2015

Remini also reveals in the book that Nicole Kidman’s adopted children Bella and Connor only spoke to their Australian mother when forced to.

The New York Daily Newsobtained a copy of Remini’s exposé, Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology. In the book, Remini claims that Suri, who was then seven months old, could be heard crying throughout the pre-wedding dinner.

Remini writes she went to see what was going on, only to find Cruise’s sister and an assistant staring at the child as she screamed on the floor.

Remini says the women were staring at the child... (more)


The Wedding Singer rocks Falkirk

By franzen, published on Oct 30, 2015

Falkirk Bohemians bring 1980s greed, shoulder pads and - of course - mullets to the stage in their production of The Wedding Singer.

The talented theatre group took on the musical of the much loved cult film and the show is at Falkirk Town Hall until Saturday.

This is the tale of Robbie Hart (Iain Davidson), a wedding singer who finds his career in tatters when his evil fiancée Linda (Kirsty Meikle) ditches him at the altar.

Luckily new friend Julia (Stephanie Duncan) is on hand to help, even if she is engaged to equally evil Glen (Maurice Pryke).

The movie... (more)


Why I Don't Dress

By franzen, published on Oct 29, 2015

Halloween has become irreversibly connected with "slutty" costumes, though I'm not quite sure when it happened. It might have been when the film Mean Girls was released, and Cady cleverly observed: "Halloween is the one night a year when girls can dress like a total slut and no other girls can say anything about it." And everyone laughed, including me, because it resonated. But why are we really laughing?

I was one of those girls that wore "sexy" Halloween costumes in my early 20s. I'd go to the lingerie store and pick something out, add "fuck-me boots" and an accessory — wings,... (more)


“Empire Vampire” Music Video Shows Make-up Through the Ages

By franzen, published on Oct 22, 2015

“We’re standing ready on the precipice. The chase is on—it’s much too much and not enough. Fang fangs! It just eats you up.”

As these lyrics pulse across the latest music video for “Empire Vampire” by indie group The Goodnight Darlings, you get the sense that the song is building to something. In the ruins of Howey Mansion, in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla., lead singer Kat Auster and a troupe of dancers, magicians and circus performers tell a story of transformation.

Producer/choreographer Isis Masoud has known Auster since junior high school. When the singer sent Masoud the... (more)


Six easy ways to help your boyfriend dress better

By franzen, published on Oct 21, 2015

Neon shirts, sleeveless jerseys and ragged sweatpants are the last sartorial choices you want to see your boyfriend in. He might not know he isn’t dressing well and you don’t want to offend him, but he needs to get it together. With these tips, you’ll be the best dressed couple in the room.

Compliment Him

The easiest way to encourage him to wear your favorite items in his closet is to compliment him. Be specific about the compliment, whether it’s the color or how it fits him. “He doesn’t want to feel like you’re trying to change him,” even if you have good intentions, said... (more)


13 Festive Ways to Dress Up Your Property for the Holidays

By franzen, published on Oct 17, 2015

Want to give your home a seasonal touch this fall and winter? Take a look at these festive ways to enhance your home's curb appeal for the late-year holidays.

1. Adorn the Front Door With Holiday Wreaths

Wreaths are an easy way to dress up your front door in an inviting way. You can buy wreaths for nearly every holiday these days —I've personally seen examples for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas this week alone (yep, Christmas starts in September now) — or you can try your hand at making your own by visiting your local craft store for supplies. Often, the same craft... (more)


Column: Hickory to showcase natural beauty

By franzen, published on Oct 13, 2015

Earlier this year, a Hickory friend told me about some of the city’s leadership visiting other municipalities to look at their riverwalks, parks, trails, downtowns, and so forth to get an idea of what might work in Hickory. In particular, the friend suggested, the Hickory team was impressed with Greenville, S.C., and such attractions as Falls Park on the Reedy (the Reedy River) and the Swamp Rabbit Trail. My friend suggested there was a “tale of two cities here,” one being Greenville, which is attracting people because of charms like its riverwalk, and the other being Hickory that would... (more)


7 Questions You Should Ask to Keep Exercise Simple and Effective

By franzen, published on Oct 10, 2015

Chances are you’ve heard from a friend or read in a magazine about the latest fitness trends you really must get into to get totally fit. It could be barre class, CrossFit, boot camp or SoulCycle, or one of many other popular workouts. I call it “fashion fitness,” when people become obsessed with the latest workout and swear by its seemingly magical results.

When I catch these headlines and snippets of “fashion fitness” conversation, they remind me why the idea of exercise is often daunting and anxiety-producing when it should be the opposite. Exercise science is evolutionary,... (more)


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