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2011 CES Fashionware Fashion Show–Living in Digital Times

[ 2 ] April 30, 2011 |

Electronics and Fashion–Who Knew?

2011 CES Fashionwear Fashion Show

During the 2011 CES, in Las Vegas in January, 2011, one of the best events that Still Blonde after all these YEARS went to was the CES Fashionware Fashion Show which featured a showcase of wearable technologies including solar powered backpacks, sophisticated mobile phones and netbooks, and fashion powered by light or movement, climate changing gear, and more.  Women over 45 were not featured in the show which was a disappointment , the focus of the show was Tech Fashions for Moms.

Various types of “Moms” were featured during the fashion, such as Blogger Mom, Day Mom, and Green Mom.  I am already campaigning for next year, for Women Over 45 to be featured such as “Senior Mom” or “Still Blonde” Mom–What do you think? Here’s a few shots of the model Moms on the runway!

Greenware Mom 2011 CES Fashionware Fashion Show(Above) Green Ware Mom with her Voltaic Converter Solar Backpack, Piezing Jacket for collecting kinetic energy and Lenovo IdeaPad.

Blogger Ware Mom 2011 CES Fashionware Fashion ShowBlogger Ware Mom with her Looxie easy to wear video camera, Kamerflage Thunder Cloud and Lightening Bolt Dress and A Fibanacci Scarf.  I’d like to say for the record that this is exactly what I wear when I blog each day…

Party Ware Mom 2011 CES Fashionware Fashion Show

I have to say that Partyware Mom was my favorite in a Snapfish Charm Bracelet and Miura Scarf.

Evening Ware Mom 2011 CES Fashionware Fashion Show

Evening Ware Mom was just plain ridiculous in a self inflating dress which made the model look like she had a big bulbous butt instead of the insect wings that the dress was supposed to inspire.  Just silly!

The CES Fashionware show took place at Las Vegas Fashionshow Mall.  The runway pops right out of the ground.  One minute it’s just part of the mall as you can see in the shot below, the next minute it raises up and there is a runway, podium and stage.

FashionWare Stage 2011 CES fashionware show

Here’s a shot of the Chief Blonde enjoying the 2011 CES Fashionware show!

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Finally, you really should know that in addition to the fashion, wine and high tech–the food was excellent!  Shh!  Don’t tell everyone or all the bloggers will be here next year!  Of course, if I am modeling then you won’t want to MISS it!

Photo credit: W. Zurek, Chief Technical editor

To see the full CES Fashionware fashion show, visit : fashionwareshow.com. For video clips visit: fashionwareshow.com/video.html

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See Catherine “Kate” Middleton’s Dress from Every Angle, Royal Wedding

[ 36 ] April 29, 2011 |

Did You Love Kate Middleton’s Alexander McQueen Dress?

Kate's dress every angle

The newest princess and Queen-to-be Kate Middleton wore a simple yet totally elegant gown designed by Alexander McQueen which reminded me INSTANTLY of Grace Kelly’s dress that she wore in her 1956 wedding to Prince Rainier III. What do you think?

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Kate’s Royal Wedding dress was certainly not as elaborate as Princess Grace’s wedding dress but even a Woman over 45 cannot deny the nod to the Grace’s elegance and simplicity.  The dress was ivory silk tulle and featured the national flowers of Wales, Scotland, Ireland and England–this detail can be noted in the sleeves of the gown.  Alexander McQueen’s Sarah Barton is credited with hand making the wedding dress for Prince William’s lovely bride.

Cartier Halo Tiara

Cartier, designed the tiara which Middleton wore, in 1936, it is refered to as the Cartier ‘Halo’ Tiara. With the flowers on the edge entirely hand embroidered, Kate’s lovely veil is also made from ivory silk tulle.  I thought that the Bride’s sister, Pippa, was a charming accessory to Kate, also in a an ivory gowned designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen.   Pippa dress was uber-simple.  Pippa looked so much like Kate that is was like looking a mirror images of the same person in contrast–Coincidence?  I think not!
Kate and Phillipa Middleton Royal Wedding

Kate’s Train was reported to be 6 feet long.  Princess Diana’s was 25 feet Long!  Oh My!

Queen-Elizabeth-wedding-dress

Some people are comparing Kate’s dress to the Queen’ s wedding dress from 1947.   I personally like Queen Elizabeth’s but then the Chief Blonde got married in a 1940′s dress as well!

Chief Blonde wedding Photo

Now you just KNEW that the Chief Blonde couldn’t let this day go by without slipping in a picture of herself!  Right!

To see more views of Kate Middleton’s Dress, check out this wonderful article by Instyle Magazine.

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To see more outfits modeled by the Chief Blonde,  check out Outfits Modeled by Women over 45.

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Watch the 1st and 2nd”Kiss” “Kisses” Picture and Video between Kate and William, Royal Wedding,

[ 46 ] April 29, 2011 |

Women Over 45 (and all their Younger Friends) watch as Kate gets 2 Kisses from her Prince!

The balcony Kiss

Still Blonde after all these Years Reports: The Chief Blonde and her Women Friends over 45 sipped Champagne and ate quiche and shortbread cookies while watching the Prince and his new bride practically make out share two chaste kisses on the  balcony of Buckingham palace.  Watch the Videos of the two love birds below!

Video of  William And Kate’s 1st Kiss on the Balcony, Royal Wedding April 29, 2011

Video of William and Kate’s 2nd Kiss on the Balcony, Royal Wedding April 29

What was your favorite element of the wedding?

The Chief Blonde’s was the crowd pouring into the square in front of Buckingham Palace in an orderly fashion with the police holding the 1000s neatly in place!

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Catherine “Kate” Middleton’s Earrings, Royal Wedding April 29, 2011

[ 1 ] April 29, 2011 |

Kate Middleton’s Earrings designed by Robinson Pelham Jewellers

The royal Wedding-- Kate Middleton's earrings

Robinson Pelham Jewellers are greatly honoured and delighted to announce that Miss Catherine “Kate”  Middleton is wearing a pair of hand made diamond earrings which they have designed especially for her marriage to His Royal Highness Prince William of Wales. The earrings were commissioned by Miss Middleton’s parents, Michael and Carole Middleton, and have been given to their daughter as a wedding present.They are diamond set stylised oak leavesith a pear shaped diamond set drop and a pave set diamond acorn suspended in the centre.  Inspiration for the design comes from the family’s new coat of arms which includes acorns and oak leaves and the earrings were made to echo the tiara.

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Robinson Pelham is a well established jeweller based in Pimlico, London, who make privately commissioned pieces as well as produce seasonal collections. The company was set up over 15 years ago by Kate Pelham Burn,Vanessa Chilton and Zoe Benyon. All the jewellery was made by hand by British craftsmen. http://www.robinsonpelham.com/

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1st Photo and Story Source: Robinson Pelham Jewellers

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Crispy Green Fruitzio Review

[ 331 ] April 27, 2011 |

Crispy Green Fruitzio, 100 calorie Snack with a 500 calorie Taste!

Crispy Green FruitziO

Take some time to read about Crispy Green and their awesome Fruitzio products.  Then check out the great giveaway we have for you today!

Crispy FruiziO  all-natural snacks contain no added sugar, preservatives, colors, flavors, fat or cholesterol and have been certified kosher-parve by Shatz Kosher Services. On the scene at the Winter Fancy Food Show, FoodChannel.com writer Kay Logsdon shouts out Crispy Green FruitziO Kiwi as one of the top 11 hot new items for 2011. Crispy Green launched FruitziO Kiwi to its growing line of all-natural, wholesome, 100-calorie FruitziO snacks at the 36th Winter Fancy Food Show. Healthy snack fans are  knocked out by the delicious tangy taste of Crispy FruitziO – a combination of sweet and tart that packs a punch!

FruitziO  products’ resealable packaging, long shelf life (36 months) and portability provide everyone with a nutritious go-anywhere snack. FruitziO is the perfect choice for people looking for a healthy and fun alternative to traditional snacks, and it makes delicious  fruit available at your fingertips at anytime. Flavors in the FruitziO line include Strawberries and Apples, Apricots, Peaches and Strawberries.

The FruitziO product line can be found in the produce and grocery aisles of many leading supermarkets such as Harris Teeter, The Fresh Market, Kings and Whole Foods Markets and natural and specialty food stores such as Balducci’s, Carmine’s Gourmet, Garden of Eden, Market Baskets and Sendik’s, located throughout the United States at a suggested retail price of $3.49.

Still Blonde smallChief Blonde Remarks: LOVE LOVE LOVE!  YUM! YUM! YUM!  I cannot believe these packages are  only 100 calories.  Various members of my family–all over 45, particularly Women over 45 tried this product.  The reaction was all the same.  “What is this?  It’s great?  No way can this be 100 calories or less..no WAY!” Highly recommend Crispy Green FruitziO.  Women over 45 cannot go wrong with this product.

Crispy Green Kiwi FruitziO

THE CONTEST: Contest runs from April 26 –May 5, 2011

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1st Prize–1 case (24 bags)  Crispy Green Crispy Mangoes $96 Value–1 Winner!

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Please follow the instructions below to enter to win a Case of Crispy Green Products!

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