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The Lebanese Wedding

Saturday, March 9, 2013

The traditions vary slightly from village to city but are basically the same whether Christian or Muslim. The young people of Lebanon go out socially to nightclubs and movies. So dating is actually done there. Fashion is very big so even the Muslim ladies are extremely high styled in their clothing and all females' make-up is flawless. They all have a tendency to look like move stars.

The Lebanese Wedding
The Lebanese Wedding
Of course all weddings have to have a beginning. And this begins with an engagement. An enormous engagement party is always planned for the couple. This is thrown by the bride's family. The party is very similar to an actual wedding, The only real difference is the fact the bride can wear any dress she chooses. The food is plentiful as are drinks and dancing. It is traditional to serve a rose-water drink called sharbat. A band is hired with singers and musicians. Possibly even a belly dancer will perform. Both parties exchange a ring which they wear on their right hand instead of the left. These are changed to the left hand at the wedding ceremony.The groom brings lots of presents. This is a big party. Sometimes a henna party is held which is the Lebanese version of a bachelorette party. All the ladies arrive at the bride's home and a henna artist comes to paint designs on the bride and her guests. There is plenty of food, drinks and dancing. This is typical of all Lebanese occasions. They are masters at playing the host.

The  Wedding
The Lebanese Wedding
 The Lebanese wedding can take up to three consecutive days. Today people are more westernized, especially in Beirut the capital. The most impressive part of any wedding is the zeffet. This means procession. The wedding starts with two separate parties. One party celebrated at the groom's house. One celebrated party at the bride's house. Their respective families and friends help them get ready for the big event. The last party is held at the bride's house where the groom comes to collect his bride. There is a lot of food. Everyone dances. This is where the zeffet starts to take place. In the zeffet group there may be up to 6 drummers and other musicians. As the bride and groom make their way from the house they are zaghareeted. This is a trilling sound made on jubilant occasions. Flower petals and rice are thrown over them as a sign of happiness.

A wedding thrown in a hotel or ballroom would be even grander and would follow after the house party. At these events a professional zeffet group is hired which includes singers, dancers and musicians. Every wedding large or small has to have a zeffet. This zeffet procession enters the hall and brings in the bride and groom. No matter where in Lebanon you go to a wedding and no matter the sect. The core things are there. It is phenomenal. A fabulous event to wish the bride and groom the blessings of the future.

Lucky Star Summer Uniform Helps You Show Eccentric Cuteness

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Undeniably, Japanese school uniforms lead a special trend on the fashion stage to form a tasteful aesthetic tendency. Lucky Star Summer uniform and winter uniform sets a classic pattern with respect to school uniform fashion rooted in Japanese culture. Lucky Star was something of a smash hit when it came out among both Japanese and Western fans alike. Therefore, today's Cosplay Sunday entry gets to pay homage to this still popular anime franchise. Then get some inspirations from cosplay trend with Lucky Star Summer Uniform! As we know Japanese high school uniform gives us a nice vision - still curve-flattering but formally cute for a distinctive vigorous look. This does make sense on Lucky Star summer uniform. This uniform is spotted with a nice white and deep blue shirt as well as a blue skirt. The rich blue details cover the exaggerated square collar as well as the cuffs of short sleeves. The shutter styled pleated knee length skirt sees also white linear details to echo the upper look. Also there is a bright yellow bow tie as the spotlight to accent the cute look. Usually, there is a pair of white knee high stockings and a pair of matching shoes to finish the look. The intriguing storyline of the Lucky Star revolves around the main four characters: Konata Izumi, Tsukasa Hiiragi, Kagami hiiragi, and Miyuki Takata. Konata Izumi, or "Kona-Chan" for short, is kind of by default the leader of the main gaggle of girls, despite her being the shortest of the lot by more than a fair margin. Kind of eccentric but balanced out by being both friendly and outgoing, this girl can be more than a little mischievous and is blessed with quite a good sense of humor. Many Lucky Star fans really love this girl, who is smart but always occupied with video game and likes to study only before the exam. As such, Konata is the queen of all-nighters, something her grades tend to show up more often than not. Her comic friendship with other three main characters, Tsukasa Hiiragi, Kagami Hiiragi, Miyuki Takata, seems gives off an intriguing storyline of this series. However, every role is designed to embody vivid richness in personality and appearances. Thus there comes endless fun for wearing the Lucky Star summer uniform to be one of them.

Upturn in The Economy Shows Small Growth in Mens Fashion This Summer

Saturday, September 15, 2012

A recent Drapers article has been released and has shown some very interesting findings. G-Star Raw has been the most popular brand in terms of best selling. This is a surprise to economists who have predicted tough times for the Dutch super-brand, due to lack of disposable income in the young adult sector - the target market of the brand. G-Star is followed by Luke 1977 and Diesel which seem to indicate that there has been an increase in consumer confidence, with them now buying higher ticket items. This could be seen as 'light at the end of the tunnel' with consumer spending having fallen over the last 2.5 years due to the global financial crisis which has hit the UK particularity hard due to the importance of its financial sector. The best sell-through mens designer brands this year are Luke, G-Star, Adidas Originals, Duck and Cover and firetrap. Maintaining a strong sell-through is vital for retailers to ensure they are not over stocked. Overstocking will cause a problem with cash flow if not enough stock is cleared during the season with new stock arriving that will need to be paid for. As to be expected, the most popular selling category items were seasonal wear. The drapers article shows that the most popular types of clothing were polo t-shirts and t-shirts. Although these items sell all year round, the summer sees stronger sales than the winter. The biggest surprise this season has been the popularity of mens chinos. They have come from nowhere and have absolutely taken the UK by storm. The seasons in product has flown off the shelves with strong sales reporting showing them almost neck-and-neck with denim sales. This trend looks to continue into Autumn/Winter 2011 and beyond. But why have chinos performed so well in these tough economic times? Well, they have risen from the ashes. They are no longer straight leg, clean cut and what your Granddad would wear. They have been transformed. Elasticated cuffs, drop crotch, and pocket twist all have given chinos a new edgy look. They have received exposure from X-Factor with boy band One Direction seen wearing them. The figures themselves also look to be showing promise, with 54% of retailers polled saying they have better figures than last year, with 31% saying the same, and only 15% saying they have worse figures. These are encouraging signs for a fragile industry despite the cost of cotton constantly rising; perhaps it is not all doom and gloom for the retail industry. Source: Drapers Magazine- August 26th 2011 Menswear page. Daniel Mazurek (Marketing Manager) - Bridge55 offering a wide range of G-Star Jeans. Bridge55 is a bricks and mortar retailer and also an online retailer. Having been trading for almost 10 years, Bridge55 have an established yet growing loyal customer base that stretches to all corners of the globe. Bridge55 are at the forefront of cutting edge fashion and aspire to become the market leaders of the future.

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