Monday, February 27, 2012

Oscars Red Carpet 2012 My Favorite Picks And Best Dress Award Is....

My Best Dresses award goes to Kelly Osbourne wearing a sequin embellished gown by Badgley Mischka.

Giuliana Rancic looked fabulous in a white Tony Ward gown from the spring 2012 couture collection.

 Melissa McCarthy Marina Rinaldi dress Oscar 2012

Milla Jovovich looks a million dollars in sequined Elie Saab and pillarbox red lipstick.

Angelina Jolie  wearing Versace, Stunning.

Octavia Spencer Tadashi Shoji Oscar 2012 dress

 Berenice Bejo  wore a mint green gown by Elie Saab.

Michelle Williams looks red hot in Louis Vuitton plus a candy colored pink clutch.

Rooney Mara looks stunning but only picked her backless Givenchy Couture gown this morning.

JLo in liquid Zuhair Murad plus Lorraine Schwartz jewels.

Emma Stone is wearing Giambattista Valli, love the bow.

Sandra Bullock is wearing black, white and gold by Marchesa.

Gwyneth is wearing handpicked Tom Ford, by Tom Ford.

Earrings by VintElegance.com 


Necklace by VintElegance.com
Here are some of my wonderful designs. There is something for everyone here, from the glitz and glam of the rhinestone hair combs, bib necklaces to the long extravagant pearls right down to the dangle earrings and rings on your fingers. There is a whole lot of VintElegance Forgotten Glamour right here! So please come and visit anytime of the day, we are here every day of the week to fill your shopping bag.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Jewelry Trends 2012

Jewelry made of metals that makes it seem cold, hard, solid and wood processed in massive and imposing forms, with neutral colors and rough finishes is very chic and trendy. Gold or silver jewelry, from copper or bronze – simply decorated, without colored stones or one or two at the most – creates the impression to those around of a strong, successful and secure woman.



Overlapping or wide bracelets
This time the trend is overlapping bracelets or identical sets of bracelets or combined – that match any outfit, from the elegant ones to jeans wear. You get an extra of originality if you wear bracelets of different colors and metallic materials. Also, you can be sure it has a current look a wide, simple bracelet, or with various ornaments or semiprecious stones, made of leather or plastic or wood.





Using stacking or wear alone these wood hand dyed bangles will be a instant hit. They are being used with vintage components to give it a vintage feel.





Metal is also being used with wood for a fun vintage style. You can't go wrong with bangles this summer. You will be the " It girl this year" !


Whether  you are a trendy girl or just loves vintage style you will be right on the mark wearing VintElegance jewelry this spring and summer.

Come visit us any time of day we are here to fill your shopping bag!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Big Bands And There Music Featuring Duke Ellington

Born: April 29, 1899| Died: May 24, 1974
Edward Kennedy Ellington was born into the world on April 29, 1899 in Washington, D.C. Duke’s parents, Daisy Kennedy Ellington and James Edward Ellington, served as ideal role models for young Duke, and taught him everything from proper table manners to an understanding of the emotional power of music. Duke’s first piano lessons came around the age of seven or eight and appeared not to have had that much lasting effect upon him. It seemed as if young Duke was more inclined to baseball at a young age.
Duke got his first job selling peanuts at Washington Senator’s baseball games. This was the first time Duke was placed as a “performer” for a crowd and had to first get over his stage fright. At the age of 14, Duke began sneaking into Frank Holliday’s poolroom. His experiences from the poolroom taught him to appreciate the value in mixing with a wide range of people.
As Duke’s piano lessons faded into the past, Duke began to show a flare for the artistic. Duke attended Armstrong Manual Training School to study commercial art instead of going to an academics-oriented school. Duke began to seek out and listen to ragtime pianists in Washington and, during the summers, in Philadelphia or Atlantic City, where he and his mother vacationed .




Duke was taken under the wings of Oliver “Doc” Perry and Louis Brown, who taught Duke how to read music and helped improve his overall piano playing skills. Duke found piano playing jobs at clubs and cafes throughout the Washington area. Three months shy of graduation, Duke dropped out of school and began his professional music career.
In late 1917, Duke formed his first group: The Duke’s Serenaders. Between 1918 and 1919, Duke made three significant steps towards independence. First, he moved out of his parents’ home and into a home he bought for himself. Second, Duke became his own booking agent for his band. By doing so, Ellington’s band was able to play throughout the Washington area and into Virginia for private society balls and embassy parties. Finally, Duke married Edna Thompson and on March 11, 1919, Mercer Kennedy Ellington was born.
In 1923, Duke left the security that Washington offered him and moved to New York. Through the power of radio, listeners throughout New York had heard of Duke Ellington, making him quite a popular musician. It was also in that year that Duke made his first recording. Ellington and his renamed band, The Washingtonians, established themselves during the prohibition era by playing at places like the Exclusive Club, Connie’s Inn, the Hollywood Club (Club Kentucky), Ciro’s, the Plantation Club, and most importantly the Cotton Club. Thanks to the rise in radio receivers and the industry itself, Duke’s band was broadcast across the nation live on “From the Cotton Club.” The band’s music, along with their popularity, spread rapidly.
In 1928, Ellington and Irving Mills signed an agreement in which Mills produced and published Ellington’s music. Recording companies like Brunswick, Columbia, and Victor came calling. Duke’s band became the most sought-after band in the United States and even throughout the world.


By the time of his passing, he was considered amongst the world’s greatest composers and musicians. The French government honored him with their highest award, the Legion of Honor, while the government of the United States bestowed upon him the highest civil honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He played for the royalty and for the common people and by the end of his 50-year career, he had played over 20,000 performances worldwide. He was The Duke, Duke Ellington.

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