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The 80s were such a colorful era with big hair, big shoulders pads and music that will rock your leg warmers off! This is the era when MTV (music television) started. Many former pop and rock icons are still in the current music scene. The music, movies and television programs of the 80s are continually being remade and re imagined for the current generation. 80s fashion was definitely distinct! It wasn't only punk and rock a la Cindy Lauper or Billy Idol. It was a whole mix of preppy, punk, acid washed jeans, spiked hair, neon and psychedelic looks. If you are thinking of making your own 80s clothing for a theme party, watch some 80s movies or music videos to get some inspiration. Make instant leg warmers by cutting the foot part off a colorful pair of tube socks (a few sizes bigger than your size). Scrunch it around your calves. You can cut several and stack them up your lower leg. Thrill everyone with a white glove. Michael Jackson's Thriller jacket, cropped black pants and one white glove definitely screams 80s. Pants: Look for black tapered pants, the kind that becomes narrow as it reaches your ankle. Or use regular black pants and taper it yourself by sewing the excess fabric. Cut or fold the pants a few inches above your ankle. White glove: Buy a pair of white gloves and stud it with fake gems. Like a Virgin on the Borderline. The master of reinvention is no other than Madonna! She has gone through many phases and during the 80s, she wore a lot of lace, mini skirts, and one shoulder tops. Try wearing a denim mini skirt over leggings. Top this with an off the shoulder t shirt. Wear a lace glove for the Madonna effect. Just make sure to cut the fingers off. She's a maniac! In the movie Flashdance, Jennifer Beals was a woman welder who definitely had the moves. Get an oversized t shirt or sweatshirt (in gray if you want to channel Jennifer Beals). Cut off the collar and some extra fabric around it. You are going for the one shoulder look. Cut off the sleeves, leaving roughly 1 third of the total length. Wear a tank top or sports bra underneath. Peppy Preppy. If there were jocks and nerds, there were the preppies, too. This was a popular style for men and women. No preppy will be caught without a sweatshirt tied around his shoulders. Let the acid reign. Acid washed jeans were popular with the younger set of 80s denizens. Check out thrift stores or turn your dark blue jeans into one by bleaching it. The 80s were a fun and rebellious time. Look for 80s inspired fashion accessories: big plastic earrings, bangles, beaded necklaces and chains for the rockers and punks. Keds, jelly shoes, high tops and topsiders were in together with RayBan sunglasses, fingerless glove (for men and women), hats and big hair. It's fun to dress in 80s fashion so go wild and have a great time!

BEIJING A major source of sandstorms in North China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region, which was given a multimillion yuan cleanup ahead of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, is once again dotted with polluting mining factories, according to a newspaper report. The reopening of several mining factories in Xinghe county of Inner Mongolia may be one of the reasons for recent sandstorms that have blanketed northern China in dust, the Beijing News reported on Tuesday. "There is certainly a connection between the mining industry and sandstorms, but how much sand is generated by mining is unknown," Chang Xing, head of Xinghe county Forestry Administration in Ulanqab, Inner Mongolia, told the newspaper. Before the Olympic Games, Xinghe, as the closest sandstorm source to the capital city of Beijing, had been given great attention in the country's sandstorm control project, the report said. The central government invested nearly 20 million yuan ($2.9 million) annually to contain the sand in 4,000 hectares of land in Xinghe since 2000. So far, about 130 million yuan has been invested in the project. "In 2009, the factories could not reopen due to the gloomy market outlook, but many of them have restarted their businesses this year, as the mining industry is booming," he said. Bags/Purses : Coach, Chanel, LV, DG, Burberry, Dior, Ed Hardy, Christian, Audigier(CA), Fendi, Guess, Gucci, Prada, Miumiu, Versace,Juicy, Chole, Tous, Cadillac, a,Etc.Wholesale Jerseys Free Shipping

I not really a leopard print kind of girl, but they pretty cute though maybe not quite cute enough to justify their $980 price tag! The only thing I was rocking during that final stretch of pregnancy was a pair of yoga pants and flip flops. There no way I could have balanced myself on those heels at that point or even now, actually! How about you? It will be interesting to see whether life with a newborn will throw a wrench into Rachel style. Or will she be wearing 6 heels while pushing a stroller around? What do you think of Rachel Zoe maternity style? LOVE IT I a heel girl. I don own as many as I like (because I haven really figured out how to wear them without suffering), and I find them impractical in the wintertime, but boy do I fantasize about shoes. I also don believe in short heels or kitten heels for me, it either flats or the sky. Go high or go home! I like them too I love leopard print on shoes and there must be an $80 version out there somewhere. She probably stay the same if being pregnant didn deter her having a newborn sure won comment > I love her heals and I love that she not giving up her style during her pergnancy. I wore heals all through my first pregnancy even though I was super swollen (I just bought bigger ones and wore more wedges) and I have been wearing them through the 2nd one too. Actually since I used to wearing heals all the time my back and legs hurt when I wear completely flat shoes. And foot docs agree that flats that have no structure and support in the sole (like flip flops) are very bad for your back any time, especially during pregnancy. I completely disagree that the society expects moms to look like a and women who don fit into the steroetype are somehow bad mothers. I don see why you should set aside your sense of style after having a baby. I was just reading a list of time saving tips for mothers on this site and one of them said: to save time, avoid clothes with buttons or zippers and go for pull overs and pants with elastic waistbands. Seriously??!! if you don have time to zip up your pants, you have bigger issues in your life. And I saying this as a mom to a 2 yr old, pregnant with 2nd and both me and my husband work about 50 hrs a week. (and I don have a full time nanny or housekeeper either) Sorry, but the only thing that looks half way decent about her outfit are those shoes I think she looks grody, so if that being then no thanks. I have 2 kids 21 months apart and have managed to stay stylish (in my own weird have a blue mohawk kinda way, lol) and look put together when we go out. I think people make more of a big deal out of than necessary. Sure I wear lounge/comfy cloths at home, but heck I did that before I had kids. I am not going to sit around the house in heels unless I am going to or coming from somewhere; I stick to my mukluks thanks, haha. Even though I not an animal print person, I think I love those shoes! I did wear heels throughout my pregnancies and tried to stay stylish (hope it worked!). I don really have any heels that are over 4 inches though. I am also a college instructor, so while I do sit a lot at work, I have spurts where I have to stand for 2 3 hours at a time, so I also wore a lot of cute flats. Also couldn wrap my head around paying a lot for stylish maternity clothes, but I found cool stuff from Old Navy, Loft, and ebay! Well, cute or not, I don wear heels except for special occasions. They so bad for your body and I more interested in being ambulatory when I older than uber fashionable when I young. When I visit my mother in her retirement home, I surprised how often her female friends complain about their feet(that not to even get into what they do to your hips, knees and back) and wish out loud they never worn high heels. When I older my hope is to still be hiking and enjoying life. Obviously things can happen to make that impossible regardless, but I don want to knowingly injury my body for fashion. To (no. 13 comment posted), I say AMEN!!! I have NEVER sacrificed my style during pregnancy, and at the risk of tooting my own horn, I enhanced my style and really came into my own AFTER my second child was born. Even after my first child was born, I got a naval ring 7 months after giving birth. Being stylish and NON CELEBRITY does not make me (or the other stylista and/or fashionista mothers out there) any more or less motherly than the woman that bought into the idea/stereotype of how motherly should dress. Generally, people that buy into the like a mother stereotype tend to think that ONLY celebrities have the priviledge of being stylish or fashionable during pregnancy and motherhood. I say, we all aren destined to dress like a typical soccer mom. This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other healthcare professional.