Saturday, June 19, 2010

James Galanos- Fashion Designer



James Galanos ([gulAn´Os]) (born 1925) is an Greek American fashion designer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His clients have included such celebrities as Diana Ross and actress Rosalind Russell. His most famous client is former First Lady Nancy Reagan, wife of former President Ronald Reagan, for whom he designed gowns. His work is characterized by exacting craftsmanship, particularly in the extensive use of hand beading, full, loose dresses and chiffon coats over simple sheaths, as well as the extensive use of silk fabrics.
Galanos attended Bridgeton High School in Bridgeton, New Jersey[1], and went on to graduate from Traphagen School of Fashion in New York in 1943. He worked for fashion designers in Paris and New York City, including Hattie Carnegie and film costume designer Jean Louis. He opened Galanos Originals in Los Angeles in 1951.
Galanos won a host of awards during his career, including the Coty Fashion Award in both 1954 and 1956, as well as being inducted into the Coty Hall of Fame in 1959. He received the Council of Fashion Designers of America Lifetime Achievement Award in 1985. In the year 2000, the City of New York began honoring American fashion designers by placing bronze plaques along the pavement of 7th Avenue. Dubbed the "Fashion Walk of Fame", Galanos was one of the first designers to be so honored.
Though he officially retired in 1998, Galanos continues to make his presence known in the fashion world. In 2002, he blasted the fashion industry for catering to only young women with perfect bodies. In an interview with WWD Magazine, he said "How many women can wear just a patch over their crotch and a bra?" he asked over lunch at the Pierre, shaking his head in contempt. "Aren't you embarrassed when you see a young girl walking down the street practically naked?" Having reinvented himself as an abstract photographer, in 2006, at age 82, Galanos's first exhibition of photography was held at The Serge Sorokko Gallery[2][3] in San Francisco.
Galanos is the uncle of fine jewelry designer Diana Vincent, of Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania.
*Wikipedia*
Heidi Klum in Vintage Galanos
http://profashionelle.com

Friday, June 18, 2010

Greek Band from Hungary - Mydros

www.mydros.hu
In Hungary, The Greek minority presently includes about 4000 people. Most of the merchants who have settled in the 17th century have assimilated. The history of Hungarian Greeks reaches back to 1948, when in the first wave of refugees, 840 Greek children arrived to our country. About 6-8 thousand Greeks followed them during the early 50’s. Most of the refugees were accomodated in disused buildings, e.g. in holiday camps. More than two thousand Greeks lived together in a tobacco factory, in a very closed community. The only Greek village abroad, Beloyannis was built in 1950. These fellowships were extremely heterogeneous because the familes that lived together came from the most different parts of Greece. They taught their special folk dances and songs to each other with big enthusiasm, therefore the complete cultural heritage of Greece became familiar among them.
Our band, Mydros was founded in 2001 by young Greeks and Hungarians, who have already known the Greek musical culture. In the camp of Greek Youth Club it was clearly visible that those teenagers need a young, enthusiastic band, which is flexible enough not only to accompany the dance ensembles on the stages of musical and national festivals, but to take part in camps.
Our two main goals were shortly outlined : to keep young Greeks enthused about their culture and to familiarize Hungarian people with this music, this dance, and this type of recreation.

Remembering 2004 - Olympic moment

Sakis Rouvas - Speechless !!!!! with a fan on stage

Glykeria - To Geraki - :-) fonara megali agapimeni mas




Classic Greek
Voskopoulos kai doukissa

Polykandriotis - Zilebo ta poulia - Kazantzidis



Marinella - Krima to boi sou - OPA TIS !!!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Greece beats Nigeria 2-1 - FIFA WORLD CUP 2010


Dimitrios Salpingidis and Vasileios Torosidis scored to earn 
Greece a 2-1 comeback victory over ten-man Nigeria – 
their first triumph on the world stage.



























Watch the Highlights on FIFA.COM

UnderBelly Australia, Season 3 , Episode 09



                                             Episode 10


Limited viewing unless you Register, you will be asked to join 
a membership after 72 minutes of viewing.
Wait 50 minutes , they will allow you more viewing lol
If you have patience......give it a try lol
I do not own rights to Underbelly, or these videos 

Underbelly is a 13-part Australian television mini-series, retelling the real events of the 1995–2004 gangland war in Melbourne. It depicts the key players in Melbourne's criminal underworld, including the Carlton Crew and their rival, Carl Williams. The series is based on the book Leadbelly: Inside Australia's Underworld, by The Age journalists John Silvester and Andrew Rule,[1] and is produced by the Australian Film Finance Corporation,[2] in association with Film Victoria.[3] The executive producers are Des Monaghan and Jo Horsburgh.[2]
 The legal DVD of Underbelly was released on 8 May 2008, a day after the final episode was aired on television. Due to the legal suppression, the release was not able to be distributed through any retail or rental outlets in Victoria or on the internet.[12] The Nine Network has aired two prequel to the series, Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities and Underbelly: The Golden Mile.[13]
*wikipedia*





 Channel Nine Episodes 
Not available in all countries

Firass Dirani (pronounced Feh-ress; born 29 April 1984) is an Australian actor who is best known for his roles of Nick Russell, the Red Mystic Ranger, in "Power Rangers", 'Charlie' in the 2009 Australian movie 'The Combination', and as John Ibrahim in the 2010 series Underbelly: The Golden Mile.
Dirani was born in Sydney, Australia of Lebanese descent. His parents migrated to Australia in 70's, as refugees from war-ravaged Lebanon. He completed his high school education at St Paul's Grammar School, Sydney, where he studied the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme rather than the HSC. His subjects included Theatre.
At age 18 Firass enrolled at the Actors College of Theatre and Television (ACTT) in Sydney, Australia instead of taking up a place at university Law School. He was accepted straight into the Professional Acting Diploma at ACTT without the need for any beginners or intermediate classes.
He was in a long-term relationship with his Power Ranger co-star, Melanie Vallejo and is currently single. Dirani was due to pursue his acting career in Hollywood before receiving a call to play the role of John Ibrahim.
He grew up in Western Sydney, in the suburb of [[Werrington, New South Wales Werrington]]. In April 2010 he was named Cleo Bachelor of the Year.[1] He is currently filming "The Killer Elite" alongside Robert De Niro. *Wikipedia*

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Daryl Hannah helps with the fight to stop killing dolphins

Ric O'Barry, a former dolphin trainer and main character in Oscar-winning documentary The Cove, said he had invited Daryl and other Hollywood stars to the village to prevent the killings from starting again.
Daryl Hannah has been invited to the Japanese village
Ric, whose documentary has been cancelled in Japan following threats against cinema, said Daryl had confirmed her trip to the music festival he is holding in Taiji.
Other celebrities who have already voiced their support for his cause include Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Jason Mraz, Chris Tashima and Robin Williams who have all appeared in an advert in support of The Cove.
Ric believes his trip to Taiji last year with journalists brought international attention to the hunt and helped pressure fishermen to refrain from culling dolphins. This year he said he wants to bring 1,000 people to make sure the hunt doesn't start up again.
LINK

Monday, June 14, 2010

Bouzouki Player

Master Chef's King George








George Calombaris has been awarded more accolades for his work than most receive in a lifetime, and this exuberant chef is still just 30 years of age. George's molecular gastronomy has seen him become a much talked about chef in the international cooking circuit.
In 2004, the Global Food and Wine Magazine voted George one of the Top 40 Chefs of Influence in the World. An internationally successful restaurateur, George owns three restaurants in Melbourne and one in Mykonos, Greece. His flagship Melbourne restaurant, The Press Club, was recently awarded The Age Good Food Guide 'Best New Restaurant 2008' with George named 'Chef of the Year 2008'.
Fiery, passionate and outspoken, George does not mince his words and will push the contestants to grow, improve and strive for excellence in their cooking.

"MasterChef Australia is the first reality prime-time cooking show that not only depicts the highs and lows of the hospitality industry, but the passion that each person on the show has for food. It is real. Real food and real people. I am a living example for all the cooks on MasterChef Australia and I hope I can give them the full reality of what this hard but beautiful industry is all about. I am fair and understanding, but I will not accept rubbish." - George Calombaris

http://www.masterchef.com.au/episodes.htm

Ftouuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu lol

The Lucky Eye is also known as the Evil Eye. In Greek, the Evil Eye or Lucky Eye is called The Mati. In Spanish The Lucky Eye or Evil Eye is called Ojo Turco or Amuleto Turco. In Turkey the Lucky Eye or Evil Eye is called Nazar Boncuk. Hamsa, known as Fatimah by Muslins; Miriam among Jews; drishti or nazar in India; Armenians refer to the evil eye bead as atchk odoonk; char atchk; uroki in Bulgarian and all offering protection against the evil eye. The evil eye is a belief that the envy elicited by the good luck of fortunate people may result in their misfortune. The perception of the nature of the phenomenon, its causes, and possible protective measures, varies between different cultures.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Thathela - Despina Vandi - Afieromeno



Θα΄θελα να ήμουν δυνατή
και να μ΄αγαπούσα πιο πολύ
πιο πολύ απ΄ότι σ΄αγαπώ
να μπορούσα να προστατευτώ

Θα΄θελα να ήμουν πιο σκληρή
να κοιτούσα εμένα πιο πολύ
να μην ήμουν πια το θύμα σου
να μη μ΄έπνιγε το κύμα σου

Θα΄θελα να μην υπήρχες
κι άλλο όνομα να είχες
να μην ήξερα πού μένεις
τίποτα να μη σημαίνεις
Θα΄θελα να ήσουν ψέμα
δίχως νόημα κανένα
μα έλα όμως που είσαι αλήθεια
σαν αγκάθι μεσ΄τα στήθια

Θα΄θελα να μην υπήρχες
κι άλλο όνομα να είχες
να μην ήξερα πού μένεις
τίποτα να μη σημαίνεις
Θα΄θελα να ήσουν ψέμα
δίχως νόημα κανένα
μα έλα όμως που είσαι αλήθεια
σαν αγκάθι μεσ΄τα στήθια

Θα΄θελα να γύριζα ξανά
στη σελίδα που σε γνώρισα
να τη σκίσω να εξαφανιστεί
να γλιτώσω απ΄την καταστροφή

Θα΄θελα να μην υπήρχες
κι άλλο όνομα να είχες
να μην ήξερα πού μένεις
τίποτα να μη σημαίνεις
Θα΄θελα να ήσουν ψέμα
δίχως νόημα κανένα
μα έλα όμως που είσαι αλήθεια
σαν αγκάθι μεσ΄τα στήθια

Θα΄θελα να μην υπήρχες
κι άλλο όνομα να είχες
να μην ήξερα πού μένεις
τίποτα να μη σημαίνεις
Θα΄θελα να ήσουν ψέμα
δίχως νόημα κανένα
μα έλα όμως που είσαι αλήθεια
σαν αγκάθι μεσ΄τα στήθια

World’s biggest breast surgery - Sheyla Hershey massive 38kkk


SHEYLA Hershey’s massive 38KKK breasts have been declared the world’s biggest breast surgery.

The 28-year-old American housewife and model has undergone nine ops to get her amazing figure. And even though medics have warned that her breasts are in danger of exploding, she does not seem to care. Sheyla, from Houston, Texas, said: “To me, big is beautiful. I don’t think I have anything to worry about.”

She had to go to Brazil for her last op after US doctors refused to carry out any more surgery on her. Now Sheyla is in the record books for having the largest breast implants ever. Her British ex-boyfriend started paying for her plastic surgery, but she left him after he begged her to stop.

She said: “I loved him very much but I had to leave him to follow my dream.”

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