Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Even supermodels run errands! Miranda Kerr looks leggy in maxi dress as its back to reality in New York


On form: Miranda gave onlookers a treat when she exited a taxi and he dress rode up to reveal her slim legs

As one of the top supermodels in the world, Miranda Kerr can afford to hire someone to run around after her.

But the down-to-earth Australian ran her own errands yesterday as she pottered around New York, not long after jetting in from Switzerland.

The busy 28-year-old was spotted taking an iconic yellow taxi to the doctor's office before taking her beloved Yorkshire Terrier Frankie for a stroll.

On form: Miranda gave onlookers a treat when she exited a taxi and he dress rode up to reveal her slim legs

And she appeared to have picked up some tips from her years on the catwalk, donning a stylish black and white patterned maxi dress dress, which had a large split up the side.

Onlookers were treated to a view of her slim pins as she exited the cab and the dress rode up.

There was no sign of Miranda's husband, actor Orlando Bloom, or their son Flynn, five months.

A bit of exercise: The Victoria's Secret supermodel also took her Yorkshire Terrier Frankie for a stroll

Blending in: Miranda largely went unnoticed as she strolled around the streets of NY with Frankie

The family have been to a number of countries recently, including Paris where the model walked during Fashion Week, and New Zealand, where Orlando is filming the latest Lord of the Rings movie, The Hobbit.

They have also been spotted in other parts of Europe, the UK and Miranda's native Australia,

But she looked happy to be back home in the U.S. yesterday.

Earlier, she beamed as she walked through the terminal at JFK airport with her little boy in her arms.

Stylish: Miranda looked gorgeous in this patterned maxi dress which she paired with ballet flats

My second baby: Miranda clung to her little dog which looked like her liked being carried rather than walking

The tiny tot shared a giggle with his mother as she cooed and cuddled her precious son.

Meanwhile Miranda is about to make her big come back to the Victoria's Secret catwalk, after giving birth to her son a year ago.

And for her return, she is being given a very special welcome back gift - the chance to wear a push-up bra worth $2.5m.

Recently the supermodel posed up wearing the Fantasy Treasure Bra to promote the upcoming show.

Hot mamma! Miranda only gave birth to Flynn five months ago but already has her figure back

'It was wonderful to have a bit of time off after I was pregnant and having Flynn. But now I’m back in the swing of things and it feels good.'

The November star-studded show will see Kanye West and Maroon 5 perform live.

Other models expected on the catwalk include Alessandra Ambrosio, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Doutzen Kroes, Chanel Iman, Lily Donaldson, Karolina Kurkova, Candice Swanepoel and Adriana Lima.

source: dailymail

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Fitness guru Jennifer Nicole Lee gives a lesson in how to get her killer curves


Working up a sweat: Fitness guru Jennifer N

She was crowned Miss Bikini America after losing 80lbs following the birth of her second child.

And today fitness model Jennifer Nicole Lee showed just how she keeps herself in such amazing shape.

Wearing a pair of tiny bikini bottoms with the words 'Big Fun' emblazoned across the back and a stomach-baring tank worn over a neon pink bra, the 36-year-old raised temperatures in an already balmy Miami as she worked out at a South Beach park.

Revealing: Nicole wore a pair of tiny bikini bottoms with the words 'Big Fun' emblazoned across the back and a stomach-baring tank worn over a neon pink bra

Nicole's tiny outfit showed off her supremely toned and tanned body, which she was perfecting as she worked up a sweat on an exercise ball.

And if her perfectly defined muscles are anything to go by, the message on her vest 'Strong is then new skinny' is certainly the mantra she swears by.

The mother-of-two paired her exercise gear with some Eighties-inspired accessories, including a pair of florescent sneakers, retro sunglasses and a set of giant headphones.

Strike a pose: Nicole put herself through the paces, all whilst preening and posing as she got busy training with her blow-up ball

She completed the look with a swiping of Neon pink lipstick.

Nicole put herself through the paces, all whilst preening and posing as she got busy training with her blow-up ball.

The fitness guru even managed to chat on her cell phone to a friend as she jogged on the spot.

Hard work: Nicole's showed off her supremely tanned and toned body in full effect as she got into a set of push-ups

All of Jennifer's hard work certainly pays off.

Just last week, the beautiful brunette looked stunning as she paraded around on the sand in a revealing black bikini.

And in case anyone was mistaken about the shapeliness of her behind, she had the words 'Glutes That Salute' emblazoned on the back.

The pretty brunette spent time topping up her tan and then went for a dip in the ocean to cool down and gave a clear show of her incredibly toned body and killer abs.

Work it: Nicole moved to her exercise ball to try her hand at another sweaty set

Multitasking: The fitness guru even managed to chat on her cell phone to a friend as she jogged on the spot

Water babe: Just last week, the beautiful brunette looked stunning as she paraded around on the sand in a revealing black bikini

She later covered up just a tad with a white crochet beach cover up.
Jennifer had skyrocketed to 200lbs after the birth of her second child.
She then set about losing over 80lbs and was crowned Miss Bikini America.

All that glitters: After her work out Jennifer slipped into a gold bikini to top up her tan at the beach

Trend: Jennifer was wearing even more slogan emblazoned attire before she stripped off

Seeing the transformation in her body inspired her to launch a career as a fitness guru and she has published several books, workout DVDs and has launched her own swimwear line.

'It's my goal and passion to help increase the quality of everyone's lifestyle,' Jennifer promises her fans on her website.

Her weight loss journey and subsequent business ventures led her to even appear on Oprah and several television shows.

Before: Jennifer was 200lbs after the birth of her second son

source: dailymail

Cancer-stricken mother dies 23 days after giving birth to daughter she saved by refusing chemotherapy treatment


Trade: Stacie Crimm, right, refused chemotherapy for cancer so that her unborn baby Dottie Mae, left, could survive

Faced with the knowledge that only chemotherapy would save her from terminal neck cancer, newly-pregnant Stacie Crimm made the ultimate sacrifice.

The 41-year-old, who had been told by doctors she would never be able to conceive a child, decided to refuse the treatment so her unborn daughter could live instead.

Stacie was able to survive for five months before being forced to deliver Dottie Mae, weighing just 2lbs 1oz, by Caesarean section - and even managed to hold her on one occasion before succumbing to the disease three days later.

Sacrifice: Dottie Mae will now be cared for by Stacie's brother Ray Phillips and his wife Jennifer

'This baby was everything she had in this world,' Stacie's brother Ray Phillips told the Oklahoman.

It was he Stacie called in March when she received the unfathomable news that she was pregnant after years of thinking she was infertile.

'You're not going to believe this,' the mother-to-be had told him in a mixture of laughter and tears, according to The Oklahoman.

But over the next days and weeks, as she shopped for all the things her baby would need, a serious worry began to gnaw at Stacie. She was having severe headaches and double vision, while tremors struck every inch of her body.

Emotional: The moment Stacie was able to meet her baby daughter before she passed away. Also pictured are her siblings Ray and Elizabeth

She began to tell Ray of her growing concerns. 'I'm worried about this baby,' she said in one text, according to the Oklahoman. 'I hope I live long enough to have this baby,' said another message. 'Bubba, if anything happens to me, you take this child.'

Stacie was no longer with the father of the baby and would have raised her daughter as a single mother if she survived.

At her family's encouragement, Stacie visited a number of doctors and in July, a CT scan revealed that she had head and neck cancer.

Tiny: Dottie Mae was delivered four months early by Caesarean section, weighing just 2lbs 1oz

'Nobody said anything, it got real quiet,' Ray told NewsOk. 'I told my sister, "You have done a beautiful thing". It was the perfect moment, that's what I called it.'
Stacie died three days later. Her funeral was on September 14.

Her obituary on the Dudley Funeral Homes website reads: 'Dottie Mae was the light of her life and her greatest accomplishment. She chose to give this baby life instead of taking treatment for herself.'

Dottie Mae now lives with Ray, his wife Jennifer and their four children in their Oklahoma City home
'I think she's a miracle. I just want to do right by her and do what Stacie asked,' Jennifer said.

Loving mother: Dottie Mae was able to meet her mother before Stacie died three days later on September 11

Part of the family: Stacie's brother Ray Phillips has taken Dottie Mae into his home with his four children after the baby's father left his sister

Special unit: Dottie Mae had to be transferred into an ICU module so she could be taken from intensive care to her mother

source: dailymail

Sneak peek: Mariah Carey introduces twins Monroe and Moroccan for the first time


Double the joy: Mariah Carey and husband Nick Cannon are pictured with their twins Monroe and Moroccan during an interview with Barbara Walters

She has kept them away from the spotlight since their birth in April.

But Mariah Carey is about to debut her twins Monroe and Moroccan for the first time in a new interview with Barbara Walters for ABC's 20/20 this Friday night.

In a sneak peek, which doesn't show the babies' faces, the 41-year-old is seen cooing over her children after opening the doors of the New York City home she shares with husband Nick Cannon.

First look: The interview will air in the U.S. on ABC's 20/20 this Friday night

In the interview, the babies appear to already be emulating their parents style.
Little girl Monroe is seen wearing a white puffy dress, while Moroccan looks adorable in a suave camel-coloured blazer.

During their chat with Walters, the super star couple discuss all things parenthood, revealing that the twins already have been given the nicknames 'Roc and Roe.'

Hard-hitting Barbara also fires some pretty personal questions at Mariah during the sit-down.

Personal visit: The 41-year-old opened up the doors of her family's New York City home

When asked whether she trusts her husband of just three years, Mariah is seen cheekily answering: 'Sometimes!', while Nick jokingly protests to the side.

Since the couple's babies' arrival, fans have yet to see whether the youngsters look like the actor or their singer mother.

The only photo the couple have released was of Monroe with a hand covering her face.
Mariah tweeted the picture, with the comment: 'This is baby Monroe saying "no pictures dahhhhling" at 7+1/2 weeks..oh dear :)'

Fun: In the interview, the super star couple discuss all things parenthood, and reveal that the twins already have been given the nicknames 'Roc and Roe'

Mariah and Nick welcomed the twins on April 30.

Mariah recently admitted that pregnancy was tough on her, saying: 'My body went through so much - you have to keep those twins in as long as possible, but it's a sacrifice you make for them.'

Nick also recently said that his children's personalities were already showing through, with Monroe a lot like her famous mother.

Hard-hitting: Barbara asks Mariah some pretty personal questions during the sit-down

Trust issues? When asked whether she trusts her husband of just three years, Mariah is seen cheekily answering: 'Sometimes!', while Nick jokingly protests to the side

'My daughter is a diva. My son is laid back. When he wakes up, he wakes up smiling. He'll wait for a minute and if he's hungry, he'll let you know.

'My daughter is just instant, she goes in and will not stop crying til you give her what she wants. It's like sleep and then screaming.

'My daughter is just on one all the time.'

Hard going: Mariah recently admitted that pregnancy was tough on her body, here she is seen around four months pregnant in December last year
'My daughter is a diva. My son is laid ba

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source: dailymail

From Hogwarts to Oxford: Emma Watson puts acting on hold as she joins prestigious university


Freshman: Emma Watson poses with her thumb up as she attends first term at Oxford University

Sitting next to her in a lecture, a hungover student might be mistaken for not recognising Emma Watson.

Dressed down in jeans, boots and an anorak, the Harry Potter actress looked like any other proud newbie on her first day at Oxford University.

Only Watson is worth £24million and is a global superstar.

Hogwarts graduate: Emma has come a long way since her Harry Potter school days with Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint

The 21-year-old beauty posted a picture of herself on her blog, grinning at the camera with her thumb up as she posed outside the iconic building.

Watson also clutched an armful of books and revealed she will be 'busy studying' as she embarks on the new term.

The Burberry model wrote: 'To Everyone who is starting a New School Year, (sorry those who have been at school for a while Oxford starts late).

'Just to say have a great term and good luck with all your work.

'You might not hear from me for a while because I will be really busy studying but I wanted to just say hi and bye.'

School daze: Emma stars alongside Logan Lerman in The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The young star put her education on hold at America's Brown University earlier this year to focus on her acting.

She has since made My Week With Marilyn, due out later this year, and The Perks Of Being A Wallflower.

But Emma has said she will return to Brown to complete her degree.

She remains enrolled at Brown, even though she will study at Oxford this autumn, and intends to return to Providence, Rhode Island, next year to complete her studies at the Ivy League school.

source: dailymail

Who's a New Close to My Heart Consultant?

Yes that would be ME!

 I am so pleased to announce that I am now a CLOSE TO MY HEART consultant!

I am sooo loving the CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge and stamp set, as well as the seventeen other stamp sets which coordinate with the Art Philosophy cartridge that becoming a consultant was the next natural step for me. Melanie of Courtney Lane Designs and Everyday Cricut recruited me. Although I am a cardmaker, my true passion has always been scrapbooking. One of the things I love most about Close to my Heart is that the company embraces scrapping as well as card making. I love that the stamps work so well on scrapbook layouts!

Today's layout, "Live, Laugh, Love" was created with the Art Philosophy cartridge and CTMH stamp set (D1482) LOVE LIFE, one of the Art Philosophy coordinating sets.   I wanted to show you a Super-Quick and Super-Easy layout, that easily converts to masculine or feminine.  I had these great photos that I took of my son Ian in the backyard.  I thought you might like to see how simple it is to put together this "guyish" page.

I started with CTMH's Kraft Cardstock. Using black ink I stamped the swirl/flourish image on the left side of the page, close to the middle.  I used the tiny star stamp along with red ink and add star highlights.

I cut an 8 inch scalloped black circle and a 7 inch maroon circle from Art Philosophy.  I affixed the two layers together and attached them to the page.

I cut five stars from my Art Philosophy cartridge and stamped those with the flourish patterned star.  I placed the stars on the page.

Using the phrase "simple pleasures" from the stamp set, I placed the stamp at an arch on my acrylic block and stamped beside Ian's guitar photo.

Finally, again using cuts from Art Philosophy, I stamped the title phrase, "Live. Laugh. Love." and attached it to the lower right corner of the page.  I trimmed one of the star cuts and added it to the corner of the title tag.
How easy was that?  Super-quick and super-easy!

If I may assist you with any of your Close to my Heart needs please let me know. Also, for your convenience, I have placed a linking blinkie on the top right of this blog which will take you to my CTMH web store.

To create this simple layout you will need the Close to my Heart Art Philosophy cartridge set.  The price is $99.00.  This includes:

CTMH Art Philosophy Cartridge (retail $59.95)
Three coordinating stamp sets (retail $17.95 each)
Three chipboard sets (retail $4.95 each)

This is $128.69 value all for $99!! 

Also available until OCTOBER 31st only, the October Stamp of the Month, Holiday Magic.  You  may purchase this $17.95 stamp set for only $5.00 when you order your Art Philosophy set!

And finally, if any of you are interested in the Kraft Cardstock I used on today's layout, it is sold in packages of 24 12x12 sheets for $9.50.

Thank you for stopping by today, I will be back tomorrow with another project to share!

Miss Vietnam World 2011, Victoria Phạm Thuý Vy

Victoria is currently studying business administration at university. Hobbies include: arts and crafts, travelling, theatre, tennis, swimming and baking. In her spare time, she designs homemade birthday cards for her friends and family. She will represent Vietnam in Miss World 2011 in London, England on November 6.

source: Missworld, T-pageant