Why Ugg Boots are here to stay

Why Ugg Boots are here to stay

When ugg boots first hit the world by storm everyone was screaming how ugly they were.
Womens uggs have fast become one of the most fashionable items of footwear you could have in your closet.
Unlike many fashion trends however uggs are here to stay.
Top fashion/trend experts have predicted that although uggs are highly fashionable, they are not just a fashion craze that will pass over time.
Uggs have some major advantages that the unsuspecting wearer may not even be aware of and it is this that makes them so unique, versatile and quite simply wanted by women all over the world.
Originating from Australia they were soon introduced to the United States and the rest of the world.
World famous celebrities endorsed womens uggs, indeed Oprah Winfrey is a huge fan of the classic short ugg boots. With celebrities wearing them the rest of the world followed and ugg mania took hold.
Sales of womens uggs continue to be high and many stores regularly sell out of particular in vogue colours and styles.
Classic short ugg boots [pictured at the top of this page] have been the best selling style to date and the latest colour to hit the stores is purple.
Major ugg suppliers offer up to 8 different collections covering all height and style boots and slippers.
Most popular styles include classic, ultimate and essential each offering various height options.
Colours range from green, navy, orange, yellow, ruby and purple to white, black, sand and chestnut.
Fluffy uggs were launched a little later and have become popular being available in high fashion colours such as bright pink and baby blue.
Womens uggs are such a must have item because they are highly fashionable, unbelievably comfortable and have such exceptional advantages to them.

Coaching Celebrities

Coaching Celebrities

I’ve kept the same cell phone number for the past 7-8 years. I’ve lived in NYC, NC and now Florida and in all that time, I’ve never changed phone numbers. Nor will I. Sure, it’s inconvenient for my mom who lives across town to have to dial a NYC phone to get me and I’m only a few miles away, but for me it’s worth it.

I have clients that still call me periodically for coaching that used this cell phone years ago. They like knowing that I’m just a call away if they need me. Several of these clients would probably have names that you might recognize, and don’t use a coach on a regular basis, but if the need arises, they know I’m there.

I’ve spent a large part of my career working with and for celebrities. Whether I marketing for them, do PR for them or consult and coaching with the them, I’ve made a part of my career working in that market. As a result, I’ve gotten to know many agents, publicists and Event Planners.

I also coach individuals in business. Right now, it seems that a large bulk of my clients are in new jobs, businesses or about to make a transition. I don’t work by contract, only on an as needed basis. Some of my clients show up every week. Others are clients that are only once a month. I’m flexible because my clients are busy. So am I, and I’m fine with them rescheduling with me a day in advance.

I started coaching this way because the high profile clients that I served couldn’t meet on a regular basis. They were traveling or unavailable at normal business times so I made allowances for them. As my business and experience grew, I found that working with high profile types was going to be different than a traditional client that may be.

I work on a project basis with many of these high profile types. Some of them are high level executives, besides celebrities and I’m there as a personal consultant that they call upon for many different issues. Most of them found me through the communication coaching that I provide and we’ve kept the relationship going through the years. Whenever they call I merely write it down and keep a log. I usually bill once a month. On projects, I’ll estimate a cost for the project and always try to come in under the estimate.

I have clients that will fly in for the day and for that, my fees are a bit higher than on the phone. It’s a concentrated coaching session that can deal with family issues to creating a work out schedule or recreating a brand or speech. We’ve discovered projects to create that they can market and we’ve written the outline of books.

I noticed right up front that celebrities are keenly aware that people try to make a buck off of them so I actually charge them less in some cases. Regardless, overestimating the bill is the way to go, and they always appreciate the financial break. I learned this early on when I had a repeat customer and I sent a bill that she questioned. She didn’t feel that I had put in that much time with her so I told her that I had struggled with the bill myself because the project was so “off and on”. So, I told her to rip up my invoice and to pay me what she thought she should. I got a nice check in the mail that was just a little bit less than I had originally charged and it had a nice note attached. It was definitely the right decision because I’ve continued to coach this person here and there over the last many years.

Coaching high profile types are a great gig if you can get it. But don’t make the mistake of holding to your exact requirements or you might lose a client in the process. The ones that I know appreciate my willingness to be flexible with my schedule and to reschedule if something else comes up. I’m fair with the money and I always try to deliver more than promised.

I love the coaching people who are successful, energetic and ambitious. They never refuse a challenge and they’re always up for new ideas. They appreciate others who are hard working like them.

That is why I keep my cell phone number the same. Being available to these people is the name of the game.

Kitchen Clocks: The Evolution Of

Kitchen Clocks: The Evolution Of

Kitchen clocks have been used throughout history as a means of keeping accurate time for meal preparation, baking, and simple as a charming addition to the busiest room in the house. Over time kitchen clocks evolved from more than just a necessary means to keep track of time and are now stylish additions to kitchens around the world.There have been literally thousands of versions of the kitchen clock, some featuring cartoon characters, celebrities, and any number of inventive, unique designs. As the times change, so do the available patterns and styles of kitchen clocks. You can purchase a basic kitchen clock for very little expense or you could opt for a more upscale, sophisticated model depending on your needs and your budget.

You can easily purchase a cheap kitchen clock from your local discount or grocery store, but why not take a little time and shop for the perfect kitchen clock that expresses your special personality and style? A few minutes browsing the available options will open a new world of kitchen clocks that you probably never realized existed. There are sleek, modern styles, you will still find your favorite cartoon characters and celebrities, but you will also notice many unique styles that make a statement about your kitchen and your life.

Your purchase of a kitchen clock will be a great addition to your kitchen and will help to enhance that inviting, relaxing atmosphere that you have worked so hard to create. Make your kitchen the best-decorated room in your home with a new kitchen clock that expresses your family’s lifestyle. You may also want to consider shopping for a vintage kitchen clock from the 1940s, 1950s, and beyond. You’ll find an outstanding selection and prices that will fit any budget.

Charity Wristbands

Charity Wristbands

Confused about how to support a cause you passionately believe in? Go for charity wristbands as they are the latest buzz in the field of promoting a cause for charity. Wristbands are mostly small loops of laminated or plastic paper placed around the forearm.

The charity wristbands give instant recognition to fight for a cause indeed. The wristbands can be used for many purposes such as to make a statement, for identification and to support any charity cause. Charity wristbands have become hugely popular these days to represent different causes. There are different types of popular charity wristbands among the public today.

Mostly the wristbands are made up of cheap silicon and rubber materials, so they are not costly at all. People may want to support many cause at times but may not be in a condition to do so financially. The wristbands are the perfect option for such people as they can easily afford to buy them and lend money to fight for the cause. Most wristbands come under $5. This can be easily afforded by anybody. If you buy the bands in a large number, there are many companies which offer discount on such purchases.

Charity wristbands come in different colors and designs. They can also have different types of designs and writings embossed on them. There are some charity wristbands which are famous worldwide. The most recognized charity wristband is the yellow band sold by Lance Armstrong Foundation. In fact the trend of charity wristbands was started by the foundation itself. Lance Armstrong is a cyclist and he survived cancer to win the most prestigious tournament in cycling. Tour De France is the most premium cycling event and he won it for a record 7 times.

Another widely recognized wristband is the white band for ‘make poverty history’. The cause is supported by many celebrities like Elton John and Bono, lead singer of U2 band. The pink wristband for supporting breast cancer is also very well known by the public. Ever since Australian pop diva Kylie Minogue has been diagnosed with breast cancer, the sale of the pink wristbands has witnessed a dramatic rise.

Celebrities endorsing a particular charity cause and taking up wearing the wristband hugely boosts public opinion about the cause. Leading footballers like Rio Ferdinand and Wayne Rooney wear the black and white wristband to promote the cause of combating racism.

The charity band which you choose for a particular cause must be appealing to the public. The cause must be hugely publicized by the media with the involvement of celebrities. This is the one way by which people can show support for a cause. Public awareness and support for a cause is very important if you want to really fight for the cause. The band can be sued as a fashion accessory or to raise fund for a cause. The funds collected by selling the bands can be used to fund research works for finding solutions to particular causes.

Sport a charity wristband and lend your support to any cause which you deeply feel for. This will give you immense satisfaction.

Media Coverage of Ballroom Dancing

Media Coverage of Ballroom Dancing

Until recently, ballroom dancing was not considered to be a popular American pastime. In fact, most people thought of it as something best left to the older generations or the wealthy. Although ballroom dancing has existed for centuries in countries all around the globe, it wasn’t until the media took an interest in it that it began to take off. Now, ballroom dancing has grown in popularity, encouraging more people to take an interest in the fine art of ballroom dancing.

Currently, there are two television shoes that focus on ballroom dancing: "Dancing with the Stars", and "So You Think You Can Dance". Both of these shows cover various aspects of ballroom dancing and are reality-based. Basically, the contestants perform different dances every week, the viewers cast a vote for their favorite couple, and every week the couple with the least amount of votes is eliminated.

"Dancing with the Stars" is aired on ABC twice annually. The contestants are celebrities hailing from various backgrounds; actors, athletes, and entertainers. Prior to becoming contestants on the show, the celebrities have no prior knowledge of ballroom dancing and are paired with a professional dance partner. Each season begins with ten couples and one is eliminated every week. This past season, it was a close competition between Joey Fatone (formerly of n’sync), world champion female boxer Laila Ali, and olympic speed skater gold medalist Apollo Anton Ono.

Laila remained a strong competitor through the very end, but was eliminated just before the finals. It became a very tight battle between Joey and Apollo, but in the end Apollo prevailed with his professional partner, Julianne Huff. This isn’t the first time an athlete has claimed the "Dancing" trophy – former NFL player Emmitt Smith took home the trophy the season prior thanks to the help and instruction from his professional partner, Cheryl Burke.

"So You Think Can Dance" is aired on the fox network is comparable to "American Idol". It differs greatly from "Dancing with the Stars" because it involves amateur dancers who are not celebrities. The show covers many aspects of dancing, from street to hip-hop and of course, ballroom dances. Like most reality shows, it involves the audience eliminating a contestant every week until one dancer remains. That dancer takes home the grand prize consisting of $100,000, a new car, and a usually some kind of contract that employs them as a professional dancer.

Prior to these two shows making their debut, there were several dance programs that aired throughout the years. "American Bandstand" and VH1′s "Dance Machine" were two very popular shows that involved media coverage of dancing, however the focus was not really on ballroom dancing. (Although they can be accredited to starting the "dance craze" in America.) Thanks to the recent shows of "Dancing with the Stars" and "So You Think You Can Dance", the desire to learn ballroom dancing quickly spread across America and many other countries. In fact, over twenty countries have their own versions of these popular television shows, increasing the popularity of ballroom dancing worldwide.

Six Ways to Attract a Crowd at a Trade Show

Six Ways to Attract a Crowd at a Trade Show

Tom Hanks, Justin Timberlake, and Hall of Fame NFL quarterback Steve Young were among the many celebrities participating in the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas in early January 2006. The show floor was 28 football field’s worth of space with 2,500 trade show exhibitors vying for attention in 1.6 billion square feet of convention exhibits.
More and more trade show exhibitors are finding that a great way to get noticed is to introduce an element of show business into their trade show display appearance. According to technology industry analyst Rob Enderle, “Each year they’ve (CES) had more of a Hollywood presence and this year is the biggest year.” At the CES, Intel hosted a performance by the Black Eyed Peas, Motorola featured the Foo Fighters and Verizon Wireless had hip hopping by Yellowcard and Maroon 5.
Celebrities and celebrity look-a-likes, athletes and former pros, comics, actors, musicians, and scantily clad booth babes all are attention-getters that can draw crowds of business prospects to your trade show booth.
Clients often ask how they can add glitz and pizzazz into their trade show display experience. Here are a few things to consider:
1. The obvious first step is to hire show stoppers—this can run the entire gamut from famous celebrities to clowns on stilts. Even your smiling, energetic and well trained booth staff can do the job of attracting attention.
2. Make your trade show exhibit exciting by incorporating movement, color, lights and action. Practice what motion picture producers do when they yell into their bullhorns, “Lights! Action!” Gobo lights traveling across a tension fabric can provide changing color and mesmerizing interest. New technologies bring high drama to your trade show booth such as 3D video/laser image displays suspended above.
3. Display a sense of humor. Think Billy Crystal and have your trade show booth staff prepare a few funny things to say when they meet and greet attendees. Remember that humor sells and it also helps to break the ice and get your crew off to a friendly start.
4. Bring Internet access into your booth that showcases your professionally designed company website. Incorporate on a large backdrop screen robotics, holographics and waterscreen projections. Be sure to take into consideration your trade show exhibit supplier’s advice and expertise on graphics, portability and trade show cost management.
5. Make your booth exhibit interactive so that you can involve people with a touch, feel, sight and sound experience. Experiential activity is better and longer lasting than passive involvement.
6. Provide exciting, fun giveaways—large or small, everyone likes to win something. By offering a drawing on a glitzy prize –perhaps a two night free stay at the luxury resort –would make it fun for your trade show attendees to allow them to have the “magic continue”.
By thinking creatively you can take your trade show exhibit to another dimension. A show biz element brings the “buzz” to your trade show exhibit. And, remember, there is no business like show business.

Designer Sunglasses

Designer Sunglasses

You always spend the extra buck to make sure you own
everything designed by today’s most famous designers. There
is no reason to skimp when it comes to purchasing your
sunglasses either.

The list is infinitive when it comes to fashion designers
who now have lines of sunglasses. Names like Marc Jacobs,
Giorgio Armani, Gucci, Fendi, and Valentino are just the
beginning of a long, distinguished list of those who now
have their own line of sunglasses.

Now you can purchase sunglasses to match your dresses,
suites, shoes or handbags.

Even celebrities are getting in on the game. Movie stars,
sports stars and musicians are also putting their two cents
in on the fashion of designing sunglasses.

Britney Spears, Lauren Huttin, Kathy Ireland, Donald Trump
and Linda Evans are just a few names that now have their
own lines of sunglasses.

Celebrities typically have a style dictated by the image of
them in movies, TV shows and performances and they are
designing eyewear to match the persona as we see them.

More optical shops, department stores and sunglass
specialty stores now carry these more than famous lines of
sunglasses designed by all the tabloid cover people we know
and love to hate.

If you are looking for a designer sunglass, but just don’t
know which one best suite you, visit a variety of stores.
Spend time trying on different sizes, styles and colors.

Designers have a definite style they are trying to recreate
so if you know what style you are looking for, trendy,
sophisticated, and sporty or something to match your
clothes then let the store know. They will most likely know
what direction to steer you in.

Protect Your Mobile Phone Pictures and Videos

Protect Your Mobile Phone Pictures and Videos

As more and more of us become owners of the latest camera phones and are able to capture information at a touch of a button, a new trend is being set in the world of journalism.
To set the scene, let’s imagine you are walking down the road when you spot a couple of A-List celebrities getting off the back of their car. You get your cam phone out of your pocket and start to snap your encounter so that you can share this moment with your friends, when out of no where a man begins an argument with the celebrities which quickly scales to a full-blown fight.
By the time the press are informed of the attack, the event is all but over, leaving journalists with the difficult task of having to collect information from eye witnesses at the scene and in some cases with few or no images to support the report.
Your pictures which are now a ‘first-at-the-scene’ account of the event, are collected by the journalist, often for little or no compensation, and used to produce an exclusive report. The images are then sold at exuberant fees to other members of the media industry, increasing their profits even further.
Scoopt, a new service designed to help and protect the information you capture on your phone or your digital camera has recently been launched and can be found at www.scoopt.com. Scoopt will act as an agency between you and a wide network of media contacts, ensuring that as well as being recognised for your material, you are also financially compensated.

Unusual Baby Names – A Popular Trend

Unusual Baby Names – A Popular Trend

Parents today seem to be favoring unusual baby names. At one point in history, over half of the children born were given popular names. No more. Today’s trend is to break with the traditional. Your picking a name because you love it, not because of what everybody else thinks of it.
A name is central to a child’s earliest sense of identity. It’s often the first word he or she learns to read and write. Naming trends of today are defined by celebrities, literary classics, and even name brands. Look no further than your favorite book, car, or brand for baby name ideas. Names like "Armani", "Del Monte", "Infiniti", "Celica", "Chevy", and "Lexus" are increasing in popularity.
So, how do you go about finding an unusual baby name? Believe it or not, celebrities are a great source of unusual baby names. There has recently been a major trend amongst celebrities choosing unusual names for their children. Julia Roberts named her twins Hazel and Phinnaeus. Demi Moore and Bruce Willis are the parents of Rumer Glenn, Scout LaRue and Tallulah Belle. Gwyneth Paltrow and Coldplay singer Chris Martin recently named their child Apple. Sylvester Stallone has given his children the names Sage Moonblood and Sistine Rose. Courteney Cox Arquette and David Arquette are the proud parents of Coco and John Travolta and Kelly Preston named their boy Jett.
While you may not want to be quite this unusual, a creative name gives your child a unique identity and distinguishes them from all the James, John’s, and Jacob’s.
You can also get some great baby naming ideas from other countries. In Ireland, some of the most popular baby names are Cian, Dylan, and Conor. Germany likes the names Felix and Lucas while Norway prefers Andrian, Sander, and Tobias.
You could even make up your own baby names! Here are some tips on how to come up with original names.
Create a name from two names. You can combine two names that you really like. If you really like Sarah and Beth, you could combine them to form Sarah-Beth. If you like David and Daniel, you could form Daviel.
You could also start spelling names backward to come up with some unique combinations.
Another common technique that is being used is giving a traditional name a different spelling. So David might turn into Dayvid or Sierra could be Cyera.
You might also want to consider naming your child after cities, street names, or landmarks. Montanna, Everest, Shea, Austin, and Dakota all make for great baby names.
Whether you choose a name that expresses family loyalty and tradition or your own flare and originality, it is sure to be an exciting milestone. Take some time to choose a name that your child will enjoy for a lifetime. A name is forever.
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What’s the deal with celebrities? Wait a minute! I’ll give you the spiel

What’s the deal with celebrities? Wait a minute! I’ll give you the spiel

Much of our grooming comes down to what we’re willing to spend. This applies to time and money. How much effort are you willing to devote to making yourself look nice each day? The truth is you can spend as much as you’re able to. The prices go up and up. Ever heard of the Golden Gate Spa? This is a fancy one. But, when it comes to celebrity skin care and pampering, the stars go all out. Personally I can only take this to a basic level. Since I’m a man it consists of fine shaving products, some hair wax, and a moisturizer from Jack Black. How’s that for celebrity skin care? Uh, it’s probably not up to par. I watched a special VH1 program on celebrity skin care and pampering, and it almost made me hurl. J Lo is one of the most ridiculous. She apparently purchases some sort of special moisturizer that’s produced according to the lunar cycle. It costs thousands, and she smears the stuff all over her entire body. Give us all a break J Lo. This is absurd.

There are products online that are advertised as those used by celebrities. One thing you can always count on about celebrity skin care is that it’s pricey. So don’t be shocked if you have to fork out the big bucks to have a complexion like J Lo’s or legs like Fergi’s.