Monday, January 30, 2012

LFW model auditions: Hope and joy for some, lessons for all

The Lakme Fashion Week 2012 model auditions, held in Mumbai previous week, saw only 10 aspirants chosen from among 350. But win or lose, each one has a dream to follow, a story to tell and a lesson to share. Divya Nair reports.

Every year, scores of youngsters from across India audition for possibly the biggest fashion event in the country -- Lakme Fashion Week.

Everyone is tall, has a svelte figure and aspires to become a supermodel someday.

While a handful of them return home happy to tell a story of success, hundreds find an excuse to brave denial.

And this year was no dissimilar the auditions held on January 23 at the Grand Hyatt in Mumbai saw approximately 240 young men and 120 women register for the event.

Dressed in their best -- sleeveless tees, shorts and croptops to show off their toned, taut bodies -- each nervously awaited a turn before the panel of judges, which features the who's who of the fashion world. IMGR fashion director Anjana Sharma, designer Narendra Kumar, supermodel Nina Manuel, choreographers Lubna Adams, Shy Kalra and Anu Ahuja and photographer Farokh Chotia are not easily swayed; they know who they're looking for and it's not simple to match up to their high requirements.

For some, it is the first time and they anxiously fidget in order to look their best; others are here to try their luck once again, sharing their audition experiences and tips with the newbies.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

VIDEO: Shelby Tweten a hit in ‘Idol’ debut

Shelby Tweten is a student at Mankato West High School who is a contestant on the latest season of "American Idol."

MANKATO — looking straight into the camera Wednesday night, holding her golden ticket, Shelby Tweten established the rumors surrounding her “American Idol” success herself.

See you afterward Minne-snowta. I’m gonna be in Hollywood, the Mankato West High School student said.

Tweten, of North Mankato, auditioned for the Fox television singing rivalry last year in Aspen, Colo. The Colorado auditions aired Wednesday, and up until then, rumors had swirled in the Mankato area about whether Tweten would be on the demonstrate.

An “Idol” camera crew visited North Mankato and filmed Tweten and her mom, Karrey, talking about what music has destined to both of them. During a lengthy segment on the hour-long episode of the show, Tweten said she suffers from bipolar disarray and had suffered from depression since fourth grade.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

From child stars to teen celebs

Kristen Stewart

Stewart is a force to be reckoned with in Hollywood. As Bella Swan in the Twilight series, the 21-year-old starlet has collective a loyal following at home and abroad. But did you know that this youthful beauty was actually the boyish looking child actor in The Panic Room. At the tender age of nine, Stewart bagged her first big role as Jodie Foster’s diabetic daughter in the suspenseful story released in 2002. She was nominated for a Young Artist Award for her performance in the movie.

Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus sizzles up the performing stage like a confident teen idol now. She’s come a long way from her acting debut as the young and cheerful Miley Stewart in Disney’s TV series Hannah Montana, about a school girl with a secret double life as a teen pop star.

At age 11, Cyrus learned about the casting for what became ‘Hannah Montana’, a Disney Channel children’s television series. Cyrus sent in a tape auditioning for the show’s greatest friend role, but received a call asking her to audition for the lead. However she was rejected subsequently for being too young and too small for the part. However, her persistence and capability to sing and act caused the show’s producers to invite her back for further auditions. Cyrus ultimately won the lead part, “Miley Stewart” and there has been no looking back for the youngster star since then.

Shia LaBeouf

After the Transformers series, Shia LaBeouf was elevated to the status of a increasing heart throb in Hollywood. Paired with the sizzling Megan Fox in Transformers, LeBeouf appears suave and handsome — totally different from the goofy kid in Disney’s TV series, Even Stevens, which launched his career as an actor when he had barely entered his teens. LaBeouf started his career as a child comedian at comedy clubs when he was only ten.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Halloween the Sensational Gut Feeling

Guys get ready it’s time to celebrate the Halloween party.Have you chosen your invites???? Has the planning for Halloween started??? Get access to stuff that you had never thought about in your lifetime Choose a costume that is more edgy and just rock on

Halloween is a chance for restrained people to let loose and turn spooky, wild, wicked, and naughty almost to do things that are stupid. So this time make sure that Your Halloween is more enjoyable and it will be, but only if you plan for something unusual rather the same dress up. Halloween is known for the dreadful dress up rather anything else. Here you can find few tips concerned with the Halloween costumes for all age groups and some ideas to give an awe factor. Make sure that the makeup and costumes which you wear has a mixed effect of art and science such that it is dreadful.

Dressing up completely different attires is basically fun however finding the simplest and right kind of outfit for Halloween is sort of powerful task. Ton of your time is needed to hold out through analysis then solely you'll return up with the simplest attires. You can go with the cloth primarily based on your style and preference. When it involves wear enticing costume, you've got to be little artistic to consider some special outfits to wear in party.

Interesting information to you “One quarter of all the candy sold annually in the U.S. is purchased for Halloween” isn’t it exciting to know???

Though infants know nothing about the Halloween party it is fun dressing up for them and presenting them in the cutest way. While selecting infant Halloween costumes make sure that you opt for the one which your baby feels comfy. You can check out the various sites which offer the infant costumes and opt for the best one.

When it comes to women there are quite a lot of costumes like princess, bat girl, horror witch, and skeleton with bleeding-heart. While selecting for Halloween women costumes make sure that you opt the best costume suitable for you in varying styles and persona that will help you to look your "best" while you enjoy the partying.

Movie characters are great ideas for boys who wish to dress up for Halloween parties. When it comes to Boy’s costumes in Halloween, harry potter is in the trend. One of the main advantages in dressing up like a movie character for your Halloween party is it will help the onlookers to make out the character.

Adults are the one who make the most of from the Halloween party and they tend to blast off and enjoy off the charts to have a splendid time. When it comes to adult, costumes are available in a wide range like vampire look, deviled egg and many more.On the whole, the best part of Halloween is that you could become anyone you wanted to be, even if was for one night.