Cheap-chic. Bought-and-forgotten. If you’ve fallen for the allure of the “steal” pair of high heels that disintegrated within a month, or the bargain flowery shirt that now lies unused in the closet, you know the familiar buy-and-toss cycle of china clothing wholesale. What may not be so obvious is the toll on the environment and people cheap fashion is taking.
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Season 2 MasterChef winner Jennifer Behm is a Wedding Dress lover, owner of Pink Martini Catering, a soon to be wife, an adventurer – and this summer a food blogger for PEOPLE.com.
Last week was exciting! After catering four events and taking meetings with some networks, I missed my flight to L.A.
Did you know they cancel your entire flight if you miss your outbound? Yep, I was at Philly International with no ticket, but thanks to the amazing services of Lerone I was able to secure a seat to L.A.
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Why was I heading to L.A.? WEDDING DRESS SHOPPING! Okay, so I had not lost the 30 lbs. that I wanted to, but my friend Mike had a great suggestion: Spend all morning in horizontal stripes and then go try on dresses. I never laughed so hard!
A man who put cyanide baits inside small paper Luggage and Handbags and stapled them to trees close to a busy walking track near the Kaimai Summit in the Bay of Plenty has been fined $2000.
A judge has said the bags would have been attractive to children who were likely to pick them up and potentially ingest the lethal poison and a tramping expert described the man's actions as disgusting.
Dae Van Der Maazen, 37, of Tirau, was convicted and fined by Judge Richard Watson in Tauranga District Court yesterday after he pleaded guilty to a charge that he knowingly and without a permit entered a conservation area with cyanide poison.
The charge attracts a sentence of up to 12 months in prison or a fine up to $10,000. He was also ordered to pay $696.60 reparation for the analyst fee to test the cyanide.
cheap clothing in Asian imports nearly killed production of "espadrilles" in the birthplace of this iconic summertime cloth and rope-soled shoe, but in a twist of fate Asia is now coming to their rescue.
As Basque as berets and espelette peppers, the shoe originated centuries ago as cheap and easy footwear for peasants in the Pyrenees region that straddles the border between France and Spain.
They became a unisex hit for all classes and just about everyone in both countries has spent a summer in a pair of their own.
The trend went international, helped along by fans like Pablo Picasso, Lauren Bacall -- whose ankle-laced model in the 1948 hit "Key Largo" triggered a US craze -- and US actor Don Johnson who cooly fought crime wearing espadrilles in the hit 1980s TV series "Miami Vice".
Then came the slump.