The 42 year old comedian Chris Hardwick from AMC’s The Talking Dead and Comedy Central’s @midnight had an unexpected message at the end of his show. His father died without warning and he shared with all of us the importance of not taking the meaning of Thanksgiving for granted.
The Best Man Holiday has proven to be a real treat for movie going audiences. Not only are you able to see wonderfully written characters in an entertaining and heartwarming sequel to a much beloved film, but you also get to see a rarity in film making. Every cast member of The Best Man Holiday is 40 and above, making it an ensemble of true grown ups. While the women of the film are indeed fabulous, the men are something to behold. From the gorgeous physique of Morris Chestnut to the chiseled features of Taye Diggs and Eddie Cibrian, there is something for everyone amongst this cast of great looking men.
Morris Chestnut as Lance is 44.
Eddie Cibrian as Brian is 40.
Taye Diggs as Harper is 42.
Terrence Howard as Quentin is 44.
Harold Perrineau as Julian is 50.
How would you like to come home to these guys for the holiday?
Last weekend’s sleeper hit The Best Man Holiday, made it’s long awaited debut at the movie theaters and from all accounts it does not disappoint. One of the reasons is the spectacular cast who we all grew to know and love 15 years ago in The Best Man. All of the actors are in their 40’s and are looking better than ever. Check out the women of the film, from then and now, and marvel at how somethings only get better with age.
Nia Long as Jordan is 43
Sanaa Lathan as Robin is 42
Regina Hall as Candice is 42
Monica Calhoun as Mia is 42
Melissa De Sousa as Shelby is 46
Check out the ladies and the rest of the cast in The Best Man Holiday, in theaters now.
The “Only In My Dreams” and “Shake Your Love” songstress set the internet ablaze when photos surfaced of her performing at Madison Square Garden last week looking better than she did during her hit making run in the 80’s.
Gibson credits her slim body to limiting her sugar intake and focusing on a high protein and vegetable diet. While exercising has it’s merits the singer revealed in a recent interview that she feels strongly that the way we eat is in direct relation to weight loss and management. She also credits her diet with improving her over all well being and ending a cycle of repeat doctor’s visits for chronic health issues. For more info on Gibson’s diet plan, check out betterthanlipo.net.
So now that I’ve said yes to a dress, it’s time to start thinking of how I want to complete my wedding day look. The first consideration that springs to mind is to veil or not to veil. Nothing seals the deal for a romantic wedding day look quite like a beautiful veil. And just like choosing a wedding dress, there is no end to the variety of options that come with veil shopping. Since I am going for a more sophisticated, romantic look, I am searching for something elegant and simple to go with the theme of my dress. One way that I’ve found to help me with my search is to look at online options, especially as it pertains to accessories. Often you can find really good deals shopping online for items that may cost you quite a bit more in a brick and mortar store. One such option is Simply Bridal.
I decided to give picking out a wedding accessory online a try to see if the experience was worth it. Here’s what I found…
The Good: I choose a beautiful two tier, 108″ pencil edged veil from http://www.simplybridal.com. I was told it would ship 7 to 10 days after making my selection and indeed it did arrive within that time frame. The price couldn’t be beat at $39.99, as veils can run into the hundreds depending on length and detailing. There is a metal comb attachment and it is considered chapel length which is exactly the style I was interested in as it is universally flattering to most styles of wedding dresses. It arrived nicely packaged in a simple box with cellophane. You can browse their selection of veils HERE.
The Not So Good: On the website, you can chose between White and Ivory which is the standard colors for most wedding veils. However there is no description of what the veil is made of and despite it looking soft and flowing on the website, the veil actually was quite stiff when it arrived fresh out of the box. I quickly figured out on my own that it is made of a polyester tulle with small netting. There was no instructions on how to best remove the creases that had set in as the veil had sat folded in a box during transport. When I tried it on, it was puffy and didn’t seem to look as soft and elegant as it did on the model online. Since there was no indication of what the veil is made of, I found myself searching the internet trying to figure out how to un-stiffen a veil without causing damage.
My Final Thoughts: Choosing an important bridal accessory online is a stress free and budget friendly way to make the journey to your wedding go smoothly. However you need to have as much information as possible at your disposal before making your purchase. If there isn’t enough information posted on the website regarding the item, call their online customer service number and inquire about what the material is made of and how to best care for and treat the item. Since you won’t be in -store making your purchase, you need to be specific about what you are looking for in terms of style, material and budget.
Over all I found the entire process to be seamless, and a lot of that is attributed to the company you decide to use when purchasing your item online. Make sure you search online review sites like yelp and various wedding board sites for advice from other brides who have had experiences purchasing from a particular online store. While it’s reasonable to find one or two comments from brides who may of had bad experiences, the majority of comments should be positive. You should have a sense that you will be dealing with a reputable company who will listen to your concerns before and after you make your purchase. I looked at several online videos and read a number of reviews before contacting Simply Bridal. They provided consistent feedback and I felt completely comfortable with my over all experience.
If there was every a sign that a fashion trend has taken off it’s when you can’t seem to escape it no matter where you look. Such is the case with the motorcycle jacket, aka the Moto jacket. Stylish New Yorkers are flooding the streets with their varied versions of the popular cover up. And it’s precisely because of this over whelming popularity that we find this a trend that speaks to everyone regardless of price point. Whether you prefer the faux leather look or a combination of leather and tweed, there is a version that will speak to your sense of style.
Jennifer Aniston is a devotee of the Moto jacket look. Here she shows us how it’s done by pairing her favorite jacket with a leather pencil skirt that screams chic sophistication.
Getting the jacket in an alternate color like this beige toned Moto from the Gap is a great way to wear the trend your way.
If you have the money to splurge, this motorcycle jacket from Balenciaga will hold up as an eternally stylish wardrobe stable.
J. Crew never fails to add prep to a trend and they do an excellent job here combining lady like tweed with the urban edge of a tradition Moto.
When the temperature dips it’s time to add my favorite cover-up; the textured pantyhose. Perfect for cooler temperatures, hosiery allows us to bare plenty of leg while still being covered up. It’s one of the reasons I love the transition into autumn weather. If you need a little inspiration on how to pull off this look and not feel like an old church lady or a street walker, check out these celebs who know how to rock a good pair of pantyhose.
SJP adds lady like dotted hose to her evening look.
Spice Girl, Geri Halliwell may be 41, but you would never know it by how comfortable she looks in this playfully take on the school girl theme.
Jennifer Aniston uses leggings to achieve her sleek look, while Sofia Vergara is rarely without her signature black hose. Sandra Bullock does lace with leather for a sweet rocker look and Julianna Margulies proves that a peek of thigh highs is sexy even for a Good Wife.