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понедельник, 2 июля 2018 г.

Designer Sold First Handbag to Bergdorf at Age 18

 Snapshot: Danielle Nicole DiFerdinando, handbag designer
Starting with a single handbag she designed and made herself, Danielle Nicole DiFerdinando has been creating and selling chic handbags to some of top retailers in the world. At the tender age of 18, she sold her first collection to Bergdorf Goodman while studying with the Fashion Institute of Photo Technology (FIT) in New York City.

Six years later, DiFerdinando has transformed her business from strictly high-end pieces to a more diverse and affordable collection of handbag designs. She started her business, Danielle Nicole, in 2006, and has since opened her own showroom in New York City in addition to selling her designs in such prestigious stores as Macy's, Nordstrom, and Coin in Italy. She strives to give her customers a runway-fashion look paired with function, at prices that often fall less than $100.

During her studies with FIT, DiFerdinando learned about design and production with European designers including Fendi, Hermes, Prada, and Armani. She went on to apprentice with companies such as Gucci and Anthony Luciano. She credits her father, co-owner of Boardwalk Fries, with helping her develop strong business savvy at an early age.

A native of Maryland, she lives in New York City with her dog, Cookie Monster.

Womenetics: How did you find your niche in such a competitive international market?
Danielle Nicole DiFerdinando: Focusing on fresh and innovative designs at the right value. I came from a contemporary marketplace and saw there was a void in the fast fashion handbag marketplace. I wanted to create something that was more of an impulse purchase than an investment. I never want one of my customers to have the feeling of guilt after purchasing a handbag. She should be happy and proud of herself and can’t believe she just spent $80 on a chic and functional handbag.

Womenetics: Where did you find the inspiration and confidence to create and market your own line of handbags at the young age of 18?
DiFerdinando: I have always loved designing handbags. I started my company when I was a freshman at FIT. During the summer of 2007, I was interning at Bergdorf Goodman, and the cosmetic buyer asked me to design a line of cosmetic bags. The success of the line was instantaneous, and I was subsequently asked to design a complete leather collection for the prominent department store. Orders from other luxury department and specialty stores such as Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Lane Crawford, Holt Renfrew, and Nordstrom soon followed.

Womenetics: Who are the main customers you are trying to reach with your fashion and function twist on handbags? How do you reach out to that market?
DiFerdinando: My customer loves and appreciates fashion. She likes to pair designer pieces with her fast fashion pieces. My collection features unique modern and feminine detail that gives the product value.

Womenetics: How do you use social networking in your marketing? How important is social networking to the success of your business?
DiFerdinando: Social networking is very important in my industry. It’s a great way for me to connect with my customers and relate to them on a personal level. I use Facebook and Twitter to test out new products. I receive instant feedback that helps me and my design team know what design works and what doesn’t.

Womenetics: How did you get connected with the major European design houses, such as Hermes and Prada, and secure apprenticeships there? What important lessons did you learn during your European education?
DiFerdinando: I studied abroad at the European design houses during my freshman year at FIT. This is where I learned how to construct handbags. This is the No. 1 key to this industry. Know how to produce your product at every stage. I learned the ins and outs of designing, pattern making, leathers, workmanship, etc., when I studied in Europe.

Womenetics: Not all creative people also have the skills to run and grow a successful business. How do you balance your creative design side with the daily management needs of your company?
DiFerdinando: It’s not easy! It’s all about balance, having a clear view, and setting goals. I am a creative person, but I grew up surrounded by my father and his business, Boardwalk Fries. He is the one who taught me how to balance between the two.

Womenetics: How did you finance your first handbag design and the marketing of that design? How is that different from how you now fund your new design lines and marketing?
DiFerdinando: I financed my first handbag myself. The marketing was done through word of mouth. I would wear my handbag everyday when I interned at Bergdorf Goodman. The elevator was the best place to be spotted. Today my company is funded by FAB/Starpoint, and all marketing is done by Now and Zen publicity.

Womenetics: If there was one thing you could do differently from the last 10 years, what would it be?
DiFerdinando: I wouldn’t do anything different. I learn from my past experiences that have led me to where I am today. Everything that has happened has helped me learn and grow in some way.

Womenetics: What can we expect to see in your next line of handbags? Do you have plans to expand into other types of design, such as luggage?
DiFerdinando: The hottest item from our upcoming Fall 2011 line is the Sydney reversible tote. It is the perfect bag for going back to school, work, weekends, and the perfect gift for the new mom. I am working on building Danielle Nicole into a lifestyle brand. We will be soon expanding into other categories such as small leather goods, travel items, and luggage. Within the next five years, I plan on coming out with a shoe and home décor line as well.

Womenetics: What advice do you have for women business owners trying to grow their businesses in this hard economy?
DiFerdinando: Being 24 years old, I have learned a lot about life and business since moving to New York. Never let anything stop you from getting want you want. Your passion and drive will lead you to your goals. You will get what you want as long as you stay focused and motivated. Don't be scared to ask. What's the worst someone is going to say – “No?”

Womenetics: How do you like to relax and unwind?
DiFerdinando: I love working out. I look forward to spinning at Soul Cycle in New York. It’s the time where I can clear my head. I also love to travel. My favorite cities are Hong Kong and Paris. I love their cultures and ways of life.

понедельник, 11 июня 2018 г.

Top-Level Exec Who Reads Bedtime Stories and Serves Pork to 500

Amy Dordek Dolinsky has been actively involved in the Chicago business community for more than 25 years. She joined BPI Group, a global HR consulting firm in 2009, bringing extensive experience in business development, marketing and sales in the professional services industry. She is the highest-ranking woman in the U.S., serving as a market leader, national account manager, as well as a member of the operating and management team.

In her current role, Amy manages the Midwest region as well as key client relationships, while also spearheading account management and marketing activities. Prior to joining BPI group, Dordek Dolinsky was a client relationship manager for a human resources consulting firm, Capital H Group. She was also a vice president of business development for an accounting and finance consulting firm for 10 years earlier in her career.

Dordek Dolinksy, along with her husband, ABC 7 Chicago’s Food Reporter Steve Dolinsky, enjoys culinary travel around the world with their two children, Madeline and Max.

Womenetics: You have worked in human resources. What advice would you give to women looking for a job in today’s economy?
Amy Dordek Dolinsky: The advice I would give women would be similar to the advice I give men. First you need make sure that you conduct an inventory of all of your accomplishments and achievements so that you can paint a picture of who you are and what you’ve done. I also advise people to test the market to make sure that all of what they have to say about themselves is relevant and current. This means you look at the job boards and postings to make sure that what you say about yourself and your experience matches what the market is looking for in that particular function or industry.

I also recommend that people use the various social networking tools to their advantage, especially LinkedIn. Many people have a profile, but it may not be complete, and they are not really using it to its full potential. We joke that they are “on it” but not “in it.”

Also, sometimes women aren’t as good at promoting themselves or networking to leverage their contacts. They may not want to ask for help. I say, people love to be asked for advice and help, if you do it in the right way. You’ll be surprised. Many people don’t realize how helpful their networks can be and how most people today find jobs not through job boards but through networking. I always suggest people start with the places they feel most comfortable -- like their places of worship, their alumni groups, their old colleagues -- and go from there.

I’ve also recommended people read an interesting article called “Six Degrees of Lois Weisberg” by Malcolm Gladwell that was featured many years ago in The New Yorker. It’s the article that preceded his book, “The Tipping Point.” It offers an interesting perspective on the concept of how connections and creating different circles of influence matter.

Womenetics: From an employer’s point of view, what makes a good candidate?
Dordek Dolinsky: A good candidate is someone who shares details and specific examples when answering questions about themselves. I’ve always been impressed when people share interesting and specific examples of how they have been successful in a past position. That is the key to what we call “behavioral interviewing:” demonstration of past performance for a similar position.

It’s also good when people say “I” versus “we” in an interview. I always want to know what a candidate did themselves, even if they made a mistake or learned something versus someone who always says “we” because I question what they actually did or the role they did or didn’t play.

A good candidate is someone who appears composed, even if they are not on the inside. Everyone should do their research beforehand, not just on the company but also on the person/people they are meeting. I like when someone smiles or engages me, not just answers the questions but creates a conversation. The most important thing is to be a good match both for the position and for the culture. Most people fail not because they can’t do the actual job or because they lack technical experience but because they don’t fit the culture.

Womenetics: You co-founded TradeStar Expo, a trade show exhibit manufacturing and consulting firm and later sold it. Do you miss being an entrepreneur?
Dordek Dolinsky: I feel like I’ve been an entrepreneur my entire career. Since TradeStar Expo, I have joined several organizations that have allowed me to maintain my entrepreneurial spirit. The Johnsson Group was a startup that I joined after TradeStar, and I helped grow this small accounting and finance consulting to approximately $12 million and then sold it to a French consulting conglomerate. After that I was an investor and one of the first employees of another start-up consulting firm, Capital H Group.

Joining BPI group in growth mode in the U.S. is another exciting opportunity where I can contribute with my experience as we expand in the Midwest and nationally. Although I may be working for a bigger, global organization, that spirit, that need to wear many different hats and roll up your sleeves to make something happen never really goes away no matter where you go. I’ve always joined organizations that have valued that in me. My relationship-building skills, energy and “can-do” attitude were what they were looking for.

Womenetics: You served on the Executive Committee of Reading is Fundamental in Chicago. I understand that you practice what you preach and read to your children every night. Is that correct?
Dordek Dolinsky: I do still read with my children every night. It’s a ritual even though they are 14 and 11. Now that we’re on adult level books, I am just as hooked on the stories as my kids. My daughter and I are racing to finish “Big Miracle” before the movie comes out because the books are always better than the movies. More details!

Womenetics: How do you find time to participate in leadership roles in the community, while filling a demanding professional position and being a mother and wife?
Dordek Dolinsky: Balance is the key to life, and in the end, it’s never perfect no matter how well I try to prioritize. I’m pretty organized, so that helps. But I get a lot of support from my husband, family and colleagues. It requires teamwork on every level. My kids have developed a sense of independence that will serve them well in life.

But my husband is helping me to practice the word “no.” I’m not very good at saying no. My husband just made me read an article about collecting friends and letting some go. Again, it is all about balance and understanding what is most important to you at different times of your life.

I have learned a lot from my leadership roles in non-profit organizations, which I’ve applied to my job or career. Sometimes this is the leadership or career development that you don’t get in your job if your company doesn’t offer training, and it can be incredibly beneficial.

People often ask me how I do it, especially women who may be thinking of starting a family but are at critical moments in their careers. There is never a perfect time for anything. If you plan too much, you’ll never get things done, so I always tell women to just go for it. You’ll figure it out later.

I promise that people will figure out the balance that is right for them.

I have to try to keep this quote in mind: “Women need real moments of solitude and self-reflection to balance out how much of ourselves we give away.” - Barbara de Angelis

And also: “You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it.” - Charles Buxton

Womenetics: What keeps you up at night?
Dordek Dolinsky: The sounds of sirens in the city keep me up at night! No, seriously, what keeps me up at night is worrying about balance and finding the time for everything. Quality time with my husband, kids, family is most important. I go to bed mentally checking everything off in my head from the day and then planning for the day ahead, and that often keeps me from getting a good night’s sleep. I always hope that I’m the best I can be for everyone in my life, and it sometimes creates expectations that I can’t always meet. I can’t wait for the device that pulls things out of your head and does them for you so that I could focus on the most important things and let the little things go.

Womenetics: What do you most hope for your children?
Dordek Dolinsky: I want my children to be confident and independent. I want them to contribute in a way that makes a difference but also be able to support themselves. We always joke about the fact that they are going to work as soon as they are legally able! It’s such good experience for kids to learn from work. I meet with so many young people who are job hunting, and I love when someone comes in and is self-assured, prepared, articulate and a go-getter.

My kids have gone to Montessori school (where play and lessons are all called “work”), and I love the idea of educating my kids to be part of a global community where independence, freedom within limits and respect for others is emphasized. We just had a parent-teacher conference for our daughter, and we said it was one of the best experiences we have ever had as parents because the teacher told us that she’s a kind, hardworking, whole person who may struggle in math, but given her many other talents, she just needs to let it go. She’ll do great things regardless.

What great advice: play to your strengths, and let the other stuff go.

Womenetics: What are your hobbies?
Dordek Dolinsky: I love to travel with my family and experience the culinary and cultural experiences that each city and country has to offer. I’m small in stature so I like to/have to work out with a trainer and do enjoy hot yoga at Core Power Yoga. This all enables me to keep up with the food and cocktail adventures in my life.

Womenetics: Who was the biggest influence in your life?
Dordek Dolinsky: My parents and my first boss, Marilyn Lissner. My parents get top billing, certainly, as they simply are the best parents in the world. You can ask anyone who knows them. They were present and involved (to this day), wise, energetic, supportive and gave all three of their children a ton of self-confidence. We weren’t coddled but were loved and told we could do anything we set our minds to, but it would take work. I was and am a high-energy person, and they helped me channel it appropriately. They joked that I was a little tornado that they knew some day would make a positive impact. They made sure of it!

Following closely behind my parents was my first boss, mentor and now friend -- Marilyn Lissner. She was one of the first women in commercial real estate. Most women stayed in residential. She and her partner were two of the first women brokers and the only women I had ever met that wore pantsuits. That was pretty provocative in the late 80s and early 90s as those were still the days of “Dress for Success” where women wore skirts and jackets.

She has a great mind for business but leveraged her experience as a teacher and mom to her clients' advantage. Everyone who has worked with me knows some of my Marilyn stories because she said things like, “Make sure you get the agreement in writing because you want to protect your client if you should get hit by a bus.” Such a Jewish mother thing to say! Or, “If you don’t get a meeting with that person someone else will - don’t be afraid and just make the call. What’s the worst that can happen? They can just say no.” So many things like that stay with me today.

Marilyn taught me how to be tough yet kind, a client advocate and, above all, to maintain one’s integrity. Clients love her because she goes the extra mile for them and does a little mothering/nurturing along the way. I’m sure many people in the commercial real estate industry would say that they have learned from her. I mentioned her to an old friend recently, and we both smiled when talking about her. She’s still in the business and going strong.

Womenetics: I understand that you host a huge pig roast in your backyard in the summer. Why?
The 6th Annual Pig & Pinot

Dordek Dolinsky: We host an event that’s now called “Pig & Pinot” at the end of August every summer. We started it to celebrate my husband’s birthday, which is the end of August. Last year was the 6th Annual Pig & Pinot. It all started with this crazy pig roast box called The La Caja China. My husband’s good friend, Rick Cooper, has one of these boxes, and he and my husband wanted to try to cook a pig in this box with a few chef friends. Rick is a music industry professional and an investor in several Chicago restaurants, which is how he met my husband. Also because of my husband’s job, we eat out at many restaurants and have become friends with chefs and restaurant industry professionals both here in Chicago and nationally.

Another reason we originally hosted the pig roast was to entertain the chefs in our home. They so often entertain us and because at the core, every chef truly loves to feed people. We wanted to repay the favor and feed them! So the first year we ended up hosting about 100 people – mostly friends, neighbors and restaurant and music industry people – and it’s grown from there.

Two years ago it became too big, and we had about 500 people. People we invited then invited their friends and so on. It was crazy. We do the entire event in the alley behind our house which is why we can entertain such a large group. The invite says, “You bring the wine (Pinot or other). We’ll bring the swine (sides, etc.).” Pastry chefs sometimes bring cupcakes or cookies, mixologists bring cocktails and on and on. It’s become this huge, crazy almost pot luck-like event. 

пятница, 1 июня 2018 г.

Destination Boston for History, Seafood, Witches

Hotel Commonwealth

Recently, travelers wanted the newest, most exotic locations. But as we get back to basics and eschewing over-the-top experiences, it may be time to revisit one of the country’s best cities – Boston. Yes, without the occasional Ben Affleck or Mark Wahlberg movie, this East Coast jewel doesn’t get much attention, especially as a destination vacation spot.

And, that’s a shame.

Boston has a lot of offer – history, shopping, culture, and food. The Big Four. Or, if you like sports, The Big Five. As with most big cities, trying to understand the city in order to book hotels and plan itineraries may be daunting. But don’t worry. Boston is a walking city and has a terrific and safe public transportation system. You are literally minutes away from wherever you want to be.

We chose to anchor our week-long stay at The Hotel Commonwealth, on Commonwealth Avenue a few blocks away from Fenway Park and right smack in the middle of Boston University. It is at most 50 steps to the Kenmore rail station, which is the main line.

The Hotel Commonwealth features 148 rooms that personify a generous sense of comfort, space, and relaxation. The linens are Frette, and the bath products are Fresh. The staff is professional but personal and they have a spot-on desire to please. For instance, on checking out, we mentioned we would have preferred having a coffee pot in the room. Upon our return visit several days later, we did. It’s no wonder that Travel + Leisure magazine ranked it as the 13th best hotel for hotels with more than 100 rooms.
To get acclimated to Bean Town we went up to the 50th floor of the Prudential Center to the Skywalk Observatory for the 360-degree view. The exhibits give a feel for the town, and the displays highlighted immigrants who came and made it their own. For those who want to look at the view in comfort, go up two more flights to the Top of the Hub for a glass of wine or a meal. There is jazz every night, and although there is no cover charge there is a minimum order of $24 per person. And, while the restaurant features gourmet New England dishes and suitable wines, it does get a bit carried away. Honestly, $90 for a Luxury Rob Roy?

Oysters, of course

The other must-do is to book a trip on the Old Town Trolley Tours. The tours go throughout Boston, and it’s a get-off, get-on deal where you can board at Beacon Hill to shop and then get back on and go to the USS Constitution. The trolley drivers are pure Bostonian – full of vigor, humor, and stories. They glibly switch from the, “No Taxation without Representation” speech to explaining Boston politics when passing a parking garage at the Government Center. “Well, the building inspector said the beams were too small and couldn’t hold the weight, so the mayor fired him and got another inspector who said the beams were fine. And then they added two more floors.”
Island Creek Oyster Bar

Of course, it is an honor walking the two-and-a-half mile, 16-site Freedom Trail and reminding ourselves how fortunate we are – not only today – but also back when a group of men – and women – risked everything for an idea. Thousands of school children walk the Freedom Trail each year, but maybe as adults we need to do it, too. Yes, the Old North Church is still standing – just a few blocks from Paul Revere’s house – and you can climb the 294 steps inside the Bunker Hill obelisk monument. Did you know that the Battle of Bunker Hill actually took place on Breed’s Hill and the Revolutionary soldiers lost? As our tour guide said, “Only in Boston.” 

Be sure to time your trip to Faneuil Hall when you’re hungry. Once the place of incendiary patriot speeches, it is now a food court. But what a food court. Dozens of small restaurants line the hall featuring all types of pizzas, seafood (incredible fried clams), lobsters, Chinese, ice cream, and sausage and peppers subs. Heaven!
If you want some modern history, take the red line out to the JFK Presidential Library. Overlooking the sea and shaped like a boat, the museum starts with a movie detailing his career up to the presidential election and then invites visitors to walk through rooms filled with his history, Jackie’s contributions (as well as her clothes), and his unique relationships with his brother Robert and Martin Luther King Jr.

Beacon Hill

Of course one can get any type of culinary splendor in Boston, but really, it’s all about seafood and Italian food. Take the North Line to Haymarket, walk a few blocks and you are in the middle of Italy. Any of the restaurants on Salem and Hanover streets feature homemade pastas and seafood delights. We would recommend Il Villaggio and La Galleria. For cannoli and other treats, it’s Mike’s Pastry. The lines are long but the staff is efficient and quick.
And, of course, Boston is also home to the wonderful challenge of finding the best lobster roll and New England clam chowder (or chowda). Frankly, we need to go back and try some more places before we declare a winner. But one restaurant we loved was the Island Creek Oyster Bar next to the Hotel Commonwealth.

Bunker Hill

Island Creek Oyster Bar features daily oysters from both the East and West coasts. Oysters and other seafood are harvested or caught by farmers the owners know and approve of – not only the product but also their philosophy of sustainability. The lobster is caught by the chef’s cousin, for instance. The menu – whether it’s scallops, lobster roll, or cod – is fresh and prepared in a modern twist of old classics. We highly recommend this new addition to Boston’s culinary scene.

Boston is a town that has something for everyone, but a word of caution. If you intend on seeing a sports event – either professional or college – get your tickets early. Most events sell out. Bostonians take their sports very seriously.
So why go to Boston? Well, take the Big Five – history, shopping, culture, food, and sports. But really, it’s as American as apple pie and maybe it’s time to remember how – and why – the United States got its start. Well, maybe it’s not as American as apple pie. How about as American as New England clam chowder?

Witches Predominate in Salem
Quincy Market

When a small town is home to some of the best fiction ever written as well as one of the most horrible episodes in American history, well, it’s worth a visit. So it was off to Salem, Mass., to see what inspired Nathaniel Hawthorne as well as the men and women who went on a literal witch hunt resulting in the deaths of 27 men and (mostly) women.

Salem is a 30-minute $10 train ride or ferry ride from Boston. The town is an architectural wonder with a majority of the homes dating back to the 1700s and 1800s. Salem native Samuel McIntire is credited with being one of the first designers of the Federal style architect and his work is found throughout.

Salem is a great place to explore and meander around. There are statutes to find – including one of Bewitched’s Samantha Stevens (played by Elizabeth Montgomery in the TV show), a wink at its more morbid history – and shops to peruse and museums to see. Go to the Salem Maritime National Historic Site, which is comprised of three wharves, the tall ship Friendship, the Custom House (where Hawthorne worked), the Derby House (home to the country’s first millionaire, Elias Haskett Derby), and the 17th century Narbonne House.

The actual House of Seven Gables

 But frankly, the main attraction of Salem is Hawthorne and the ghosts of its Witch Trials of 1692. Hawthorne’s legacy is evident throughout the town. In fact, his great-great-grandfather, John Hathorne, was one of the judges who oversaw the Salem Witch Trials. Maybe that is why the author added a “w” to his name when he was in his 20s. It’s hard to walk Salem without thinking of Hester Prynne in the Scarlet Letter and the Puritan guilt that permeated Salem and Massachusetts during this time, which led to the hysteria of the witch trials. 

But it is the House of Seven Gables that helps to define Hawthorne, and the house, which indeed has seven gables, is still standing, and is now a museum near the waterfront district, a few blocks away from the author’s home.
Only more prevalent that Hawthorne in Salem is witches. The town is not immune to the commercial aspect of its sordid history. There are witch’s shops where everything from broomsticks to spell kits can be found. Real witches like Lori Bruno who will do readings. Add to that candlelit ghost tours and shops that sell anything and everything with a witch’s picture on it.

But there are the real, hurtful aspects of the witch trials that are also in Salem. The Salem Witch Village features wax models, dungeons, and tours of practicing witches who confront the madness and superstitions that took hold of Salem. Be sure to visit the Witch House on Essex Street, the town’s only building with direct ties to the trials as it was the home Jonathan Corwin, one of the judges in the witch trials.

Witchy History

The Witch Dungeon offers a re-enactment of a witch trial based on the original transcripts and offers a tour of a real dungeon. One can also see a performance of “Cry Innocent: The People versus Bridget Bishop,” which re-enacts her trial that took place on June 2, 1692, and her hanging eight days later. The most visited museum is the Salem Witch Museum, which tells a complete story of the hysteria that resulted in 180 men and women being accused of being witches, ending with 19 persons being hung, one crushed to death, and seven dying in prison. The original documents from the trials are housed there as well.
Although there are a number of fine dining establishments, we recommend two: Adriatic Restaurant on Washington Street, which features Turkish and Italian fare with a wood-burning oven, and the Regatta Pub located at the Salem Waterfront Hotel. Obviously seafood dishes are the specialty so try the macaroni and cheese with lobster or the fish and chips.

Salem is the perfect place to get lost in history, but we’re not promising that you’ll find any answers.
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среда, 23 мая 2018 г.

Nicole Kidman and Giada De Laurentiis Probably Hate Each Other Now and More News

The internet is a vast place and there is no way you can see everything posted. Here are some stories that you may have missed that we think are click-worthy.
Giada De Laurentiis was there to shill a new season of her Food Network show, plus she was promoting her new Las Vegas restaurant. Ellen invited Nicole Kidman to participate in the segment and thinks got uncomfortable pretty quickly. 
— Fox News anchor Shepard Smith gave a speech late last month to his alma mater in which he discussed coming out as a gay man while working at the “craziest conservative network on earth.” 
— WATCH: Paris Hilton talks us through why trends from the 2000s were the hottest trends ever with W Magazine
Donald Trump retweets Rosie O’Donnell on Twitter: “We finally agree on something,” Rosie responds.
— The Pritchetts and Dunphys aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. ABC inked a deal with Modern Family to return for Season 9 and 10. 
— Holy shoulder pads! Dynasty is being revived by The CW!
ICYMI on Socialite Life:


In a Shonda Rhimes match up, How to Get Away with Murder ‘s Matt McGorry and Scandal ‘s Bellamy Young are the latest duo to battle it out on Lip Sync Battle . While Mellie Grant may have been born to be the President-elect, Bellamy Young was born to channel Lady Gaga .

Ever since her divorce with Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie has been spending more quality time with her father Jon Voight. Watch below:


Ever since her divorce with Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie has been spending more quality time with her father Jon Voight. This week Voight, Jolie, and her children Pax, Zahara, Vivienne, and Know all were seen eating sushi together in Beverly Hills. 

понедельник, 14 мая 2018 г.

Sleeping naked: The irresistible Isis Valverde says that she sleeps naked and recalls 1st kiss: 'She disappeared, I never saw her again'


Actress revealed some curiosities about herself in an interview with Matheus Mazzafera

Isis Valverde participated in a chat with Matheus Mazzafera, in the program "Hotel Mazzafera", in Youtube. In a relaxed atmosphere, the presenter approached several curiosities about André Resende's girlfriend, who was clicked by visiting a jewelry store in the mall, and questioned where and when was his first kiss. "I lost BV (virgin mouth) on the bank of the square of my city with a boy from Rio de Janeiro." Carioca, people, do not fall for it! "In BV, on the bank of the square, my father passed and he hid behind the bank. I was 13 years old.After that kiss, it was over.I took two hours to give a kiss.His tongue was like sandpaper.I swear it was not good: it was bad.He disappeared and got another.He got a friend of mine, "said the actress, one of the protagonists of the next novel of the nine," To Flor da Pele ". With a sequel, already shown in a bikini photo, Isis revealed in her joke how to enjoy sleeping. "I sleep naked, most of the time, it's nothing, it's not like that," he said. Asked about her female crush, she was straightforward: "Meryl Streep." And it was not long before he chose actor Johnny Depp as the male: "I think he's amazing." With more than 4 million followers on Instagram, the artist also confessed that she has the dream of buying a boat, as well as presenter Rodrigo Faro. "I love having the freedom to go wherever I want, I love the island, I hate the crowded beach, I like the island, the bush, I go down on an island and short the beach, that's all I want," he explained. (By Patrícia Dias) "I sleep naked, most of the time, it's nothing, it's not like that," he said. Asked about her female crush, she was straightforward: "Meryl Streep." And it was not long before he chose actor Johnny Depp as the male: "I think he's amazing." With more than 4 million followers on Instagram, the artist also confessed that she has the dream of buying a boat, as well as presenter Rodrigo Faro. "I love having the freedom to go wherever I want, I love the island, I hate the crowded beach, I like the island, the bush, I go down on an island and short the beach, that's all I want," he explained. (By Patrícia Dias) "I sleep naked, most of the time, it's nothing, it's not like that," he said. Asked about her female crush, she was straightforward: "Meryl Streep." And it was not long before he chose actor Johnny Depp as the male: "I think he's amazing." With more than 4 million followers on Instagram, the artist also confessed that she has the dream of buying a boat, as well as presenter Rodrigo Faro. "I love having the freedom to go wherever I want, I love the island, I hate the crowded beach, I like the island, the bush, I go down on an island and short the beach, that's all I want," he explained. (By Patrícia Dias) And it was not long before he chose actor Johnny Depp as the male: "I think he's amazing." With more than 4 million followers on Instagram, the artist also confessed that she has the dream of buying a boat, as well as presenter Rodrigo Faro. "I love having the freedom to go wherever I want, I love the island, I hate the crowded beach, I like the island, the bush, I go down on an island and short the beach, that's all I want," he explained. (By Patrícia Dias) And it was not long before he chose actor Johnny Depp as the male: "I think he's amazing." With more than 4 million followers on Instagram, the artist also confessed that she has the dream of buying a boat, as well as presenter Rodrigo Faro. "I love having the freedom to go wherever I want, I love the island, I hate the crowded beach, I like the island, the bush, I go down on an island and short the beach, that's all I want," he explained. (By Patrícia Dias)

Hot and hot! Tati Zaqui provokes lingerie: "blue is the warmth color?"

Funqueira showed the curves and tattoos in sexy photo on the nets

Tati Zaqui is not a woman of half words. When she wants to tease, the funker just does it. In a photo published in her account at Instagram on Tuesday (14), the muse appeared in lingerie in her bedroom. With almost 4 million followers, the girl managed more than 70 thousand tanned with the image. And provoked in the legend. "Tell me ... is blue the warmest color?" He wrote. And who would dare to disagree? Among the comments we can see several compliments, such as "wonderful", "very hot" and "gave a lot of wave". It seems the answer to her question has already been given.

суббота, 12 мая 2018 г.

Joey King Gallery Photo and Pictures beach bikini at 'Kissing Booth' Screening!

Joey King was only nine years old when she took her first steps as an actress in Zack and Cody's Disney series The Life of Palace. This first experience put him in the stirrup, allowing him to appear in series such as Jericho, Entourage, Medium, New Girl or Les Experts. In 2008, she made her movie debut in In Quarantine, the American remake of[REC], and lent her voice to the animated film Horton. But it was only three years later that she really made her mark, with Crazy, Stupid, Love in which she camped Steve Carell and Julianne Moore's daughter.

Among the most fashionable young actresses, she sees herself directed by renowned filmmakers: Sam Raimi (Le Monde fantastique d'Oz), Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight Rises), James Wan (Conjuring : Les Dossiers Warren), Roland Emmerich (White House Down, Independence Day: Resurgence)... In 2014, she is chosen by Zach Braff to play one of the main roles in his film, The Role of My Life: her interpretation of Grace Bloom, the daughter of the actor / filmmaker, will win her a nomination in the category revelation of the year at the Gotham Independent Film Award.

Despite her many experiences in cinema, Joey King does not abandon the small screen: she is the daughter of Colin Hanks in the first season of Fargo and the super villain Magenta in season 3 of Flash.

Joey Joey Kingis red-hot at a screening of her modern Netflix film The Kissing Booth! The performing artist turned heads at the occasion and after-party held at Netflix on Thursday (May 10) in Los Angeles.

She was joined by her co-stars Jacob Elordi – who is additionally her real-life boyfriend – Carson White, Joel Courtney, and executive Vince Marcello. Joey‘s sisters Seeker and Kelli Ruler, as well as Fair Jared‘s Jared Eng, moreover ventured out to appear their support. The Kissing Booth, in which a tall school understudy is constrained to stand up to her mystery pulverize at a kissing booth, debuts on the gushing benefit nowadays, so be beyond any doubt to check it out!

 FYI: Joey is wearing a Miu Miu dress and Christian Louboutin shoes. 30+ pictures interior of Joey Ruler and more at the event…

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Was it adore at to begin with locate for  Joey King and her boyfriend Jacob Elordi? The 18-year-old Autonomy Day: Resurgence performing artist opened up amid her modern cover shoot for Bello Mag. Here’s what she had to share: On assembly Jacob on the set of The Kissing Booth: “Was it cherish at to begin with locate?

Well, I thought he was exceptionally charming when we to begin with met, but it begun as a companionship. Right absent we were talking almost net things with each other (snickering). But some time recently long I begun to realize, ‘Hey, I think I kind of like this person!’ It was such an curiously involvement assembly your boyfriend on set since you spend so much time together and gotten to be so near so quick.

We were investing 17 hours a day together, and all of us would hang out after work and observe motion pictures together and stuff. It was great.”

On her real-life to begin with kiss: “My exceptionally to begin with kiss was on a film set with Keegan Allen, in a motion picture coordinated by James Franco. Keegan was so sweet and he made me a part less apprehensive, but he was anxious, as well, since he knew it was my to begin with kiss!” On the exhortation she’d deliver to child on-screen characters: “My best counsel would be to have fun doing what you cherish. From examining your make by observing as numerous movies as conceivable (which is so important), to once you to begin with begin working — attempt not to require yourself as well seriously.
You have got to have fun doing what you are doing. Of course you've got to be genuine about the work since you've got a work to do, but attempt not to be as well genuine almost yourself — in the event that it’s not fun you’re not attending to appreciate it.”

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Joey King in New York City. Photo © 2014 Mark Doyle

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