Making Waves: Wal-Mart’s 50 Billion commitment and Aishwarya Rai’s Face

Walmart just announced that they would be putting $50 billion into American made goods over the next 10 years (WWD). Amazing news because whenever I shop at Walmart I hardly ever find anything made in the USA. The only thing I did manage to find was a beige cover up made from synthetic fiber for the pool. I still use it till today, and wish we had more ‘made in the USA’ products.

This news brings two things to my mind. Firstly, this move means that manufacturing goods in the U.S will slowly increase, over the years factories have been boarded up and shut down due to outsourcing to China, India etc. What a great way to increase jobs in the U.S, however with the new norms and regulations, especially with regards to the environment, means that these factories will have to be up and running to a certain code. A feat I’m sure will be tough in this current economic climate, however something I’m sure they will over come in time (10 years time as Walmart’s investment puts it)

In other News..
Do you feel a bit ambushed by Aishwarya Rai’s face on every second billboard? Well this ambassador of L’Oreal will be here for a long time coming due to L’Oreal’s tremendous growth in India. Recently L’Oreal announced the launch of their first Research and Innovation center in India to deal specifically with Indian hair and skin.
According to mydigitallife.com, Jean Paul Agon the CEO said “With one of the highest growths of the group in Asia Pacific, India is a key contributor to L’Oréal’s objective of reaching one billion new consumers.” This means major investment in the beauty sector and ultimately, better products hitting the shelves due the fierce competition between Indian big-wigs like Hindustan Unilever.

Good news all around, don’t you think?

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Shoe Bites: Beyoncé and Jay Z Named Their Baby Faster Than The Bachchans

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Ivy Carter Blue, how much do you love that name?! I think it’s the cutest name for the hottest couple in music Beyoncé and Jay Z. I can’t wait to see pictures of the baby, sure she’s just a bundle of joy just like her mama and papa. Considering just how talented her folks are, I wonder if we’ll hear the small one singing some nursery rhymes. I’m sure there are a bunch of congratulation messages from all the celebrities wishing the couple and Ivy but Rihanna’s was the most apt. Ivy is the princess of music industry especially with parents and aunties who are all music heavy weights!  Continue reading

Shoe Bites: Harper Beckham is Victoria Beckham’s new Birkin

 

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I’ve been seeings a flood of celebrities babies of late. Especially with the new baby Bachchan, who we are yet to see. That’s why when I saw these pictures of Harper and Victoria Beckham the first thing that poped into my mind was that Harper is the new Birkin. Vitoria Beckham looks like she found the perfect accessory for any outfit. I love how Victoria holds harper with the same ease she would carry a bag around her arm. Trust Posh Spice to make everything (even her family) into fashion. Love it, can’t wait to have a little harper myself, although i probably won’t look as fine as Vic!

 

Shoe Bites: Will Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s Baby be as Well Dressed as Harper Beckham?

harper & victoria Beckham

The first thing I thought of when I heard that Aishwarya Rai Bachchan had a baby girl was ‘I wonder if she’ll be as well dressed as Harper Beckham.‘ Yes I’m all about fashion, all the time. Harper has to be the cutest little celebrity baby girl out there and because of mom Victoria Beckham, she is super fashionable. I love how Victoria uses grown up colours instead of sticking with pastels and baby colours. Harper always has the cutest skirts and jackets, that makes her look like a small grown up, but in the most adorable way possible. Aishwarya, take some notes, or if you can’t get in touch with Victoria’s BFF Eva Longoria, who you’ve been seen being pally on the red carpet with. Till then have a look at these baby trends.

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Shoe Bites: Congratulations to Aishwarya and Abhishek Bachchan!

Abishek and Aishwarya bachchan

So we finally get the news and as usual from the head honcho Amitabh Bachchan himself! Aishwarya Rai Bachchan delivered a baby girl. I knew it’d be a girl, or at least I was hoping it would be. Abhishek and the whole Bachchan clan must be ecstatic with the news, and I’m hoping there will be many more little bachchans. Yes, I know she’s just delivered but time is a ticking no? I wonder who will get the rights to the baby’s first pictures, I’m sure the baby can live comfortably with that sum of money the Bachchans will get for the photos.

Shoe bites: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s Wax Figure at Madame Tussaud

Here is the first of a new set of posts called Shoe Bites. Essentially funny sightings, odd things or hideous outfits that catch my eye. Hope you like! 

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As compared to the older wax figure (below), this new one is uncanny. This time Madam Tussaud selected Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s red carpet appearance in 2010 at the Cannes Film Festival. It’s incredible, they even got that annoying look of hers, slight eyebrow raise with that faint smirk, down to a T. I must add that they made her considerably slimmer and the hair looks a lot nicer on fake Aishwarya. The big disappointment was the Elie Saab dress, but then again, his work is unique and very difficult to replicate. Funny isn’t it, replicating people is easier than re making couture!  Continue reading