On December 3, 2011, Ecuador’s Olga Alava was crowned Miss Earth 2011. The pageant was held at the University of the Philippines Theater in Diliman, Quezon City.
Women in Japan are shelling out their hard earned dough to make their teeth crooked. Shocking to Americans, who think that straight, gleaming white teeth are the epitome of perfection.
Inspired by his travels in Japan, Francois Nars has created gorgeous little luxuries for his Holiday 2011 Collections. Dubbed Modern Kabuki, the four piece collection is very wearable and presented in incredibly elegant packaging.
Japan, or Nippon to the locals, is an island nation rife with its beautiful and deadly secrets. The ancient customs from thousands of years of toil still bubble in the winding cobblestone streets today. The caste of the Samurai hail from these mountainous pockets of land, along with the deadly katanas they wielded in battle. In periods of peace or political intrigue, they sat at the renowned teahouses that still operate today much as they always have, with geisha, and young maiko, attending them.