December 28, 2012
Q: What is a "business model"? - L.D., Springfield, Mo. A: Sorry, but it's not Warren Buffett in a suit on a runway. A business model is how a company makes its money. A typical silver company's business model, for example, involves exploring for silver and then extracting and selling it. But it doesn't have to work that way. Silver Wheaton, a successful silver-focused company, makes much of its money by financing other silver companies - in exchange for the right to buy some of the silver they produce at favorable prices.
November 9, 2012
NEW YORK - Rihanna rocked lingerie at Wednesday night's Victoria's Secret fashion show in New York, providing the highlight of the live-music soundtrack and holding her own on the catwalk with some of the world's top models. And those models even had props, including Adriana Lima's ringmaster wand, Doutzen Kroes' body cage and several pairs of the oversized wings that the retailer has made its signature. It would be a close contest who got the biggest wings: Toni Garrn's giant poppy pair or Miranda Kerr's swan-style feathered pouf.
July 13, 2012 |
BREAKING BAD. 10 p.m. Sunday, AMC. WHERE DO you go when you're responsible for one of the more indelible scenes of televised homicide in recent history? If you're Walt White (Bryan Cranston) of "Breaking Bad" and his creator, Vince Gilligan, you go right back to work. Because winning, it turns out, isn't everything. Yes, Gus Fring (Giancarlo Esposito) is dead — please tell me no one's had lingering doubts about that — and Walt, the once mild-mannered high school chemistry teacher who struck it rich cooking meth after he was diagnosed with lung cancer in Season 1, is once again broke as Season 5 launches Sunday with an episode titled "Live Free or Die. " Remission or no remission, he's not going to live forever, and the decision to put his estranged wife Skyler (Anna Gunn)
June 14, 2012 |
Wedding gowns inspired by boned corsets (ouch), children's wear with images from European storybooks (cute), and sportswear with medieval armor detailing (interesting) were among the 10 collections Drexel students showed earlier this month at their annual fashion show at the Urban Outfitters Navy Yard complex. Some favorites included Julia Edick's handknit children's sweaters, which married Old World charm with a retro sensibility. The handmade buttons were a nice detail that helped her win Drexel's Most Creative Graduate Collection Award.
May 18, 2012
Special Events Community Health Fair Food, games, prizes, health information & more. New Pathways for Women Outreach Center, 2539 Germantown Ave. 5/19. 11 am-3 pm. Decorate-a-Cupcake Fridays Bakery provides chocolate & vanilla cupcakes, icing & all the toppings to make your own special cupcake. Bredenbeck's Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor, 8126 Germantown Ave.; 215-247-7374. Donations accepted; free for children 12 and under. Closes 5/25. Friends of Seger Park Playground Spring Festival Moon bounce, free tennis lessons for kids, face painting, karate, crafts, live music, dance performances, food & drink, giveaways & more.
May 5, 2012 |
Hollywood's red carpet hasn't been the same since British design duo Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig established the luxe eveningwear line that is Marchesa. Just look at photographs from the most recent carpet season: Actresses Sandra Bullock and Viola Davis as well George Clooney's girlfriend, Stacy Keibler, donned the duo's figure-friendly gowns. Other celebs hot for Marchesa include singers, Rihanna, Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus and young thespian Olivia Wilde. Marchesa - named after the early 20th-century Italian heiress Luisa Casati - is available nationwide at Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and Bergdorf Goodman.
April 8, 2012 |
Connecticut. Meriden Daffodil Festival 2012 is April 28-29 in Hubbard Park, 88 State St. More than 600,000 daffodils in 61 varieties are featured, along with crafts, amusement rides, food, entertainment, and a fireworks display. 203-630-4259; www.daffodilfest.com. Delaware. The 6th annual Beach Bridal Show, presented by Delaware Today, is April 22 at Nassau Valley Vineyards, 32165 Winery Way, Lewes, from noon to 3:30 p.m. It includes a fashion show, hors d'oeuvres, door prizes, a groom room, and a chance to meet wedding professionals.
March 2, 2012 |
The Junior League of Philadelphia's American Girl Fashion Show on Saturday at the Desmond Hotel and Conference Center will feature fashion for young ladies. Local children will model fashions to runway commentary and music. Audience members can see attire ranging from historical daywear to special-occasion outfits, and they can also purchase clothes at the show. Girls will be able to bring their dolls to a salon to get their hair styled. There will be lunch, raffles, and door prizes.