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Fendi Handbag History

The Fendi nameplace has been around more than 100 years now. Adele Casagande had the brand open under her own name with she opened a store in Rome, Italy with leather and furs, but then she married a man who was also a designer named (Eduardo) “Fendi” and changed the name to run the business with him. It took almost the bulk of 20 years, but eventually the brand became popular all over the world and well known throughout the fashion industry. In the early years, all of the family children were involved in the business, and a second store was opened in 1932 called “Via Piave”.

Fendi was a well known fashion plate for the first half of the century, but it wasn’t until it began to be featured in higher end department and fashion stores such as Bloomingdales New York that it was internationally known. When this happenned, many other European fashion houses began capitalizing on the success in the United States. Everyone recognizes the Fendi nameplate, and now they have a full line of clothes, shoes, belts, sunglasses, and many other things besides designer handbags.

What you Need to Know about Fendi Bags:

– They are very expensive
– Manufactured in limited quantities
– They can be a status symbol of the upper class
– Cost can be hundreds to thousands of dollars

Can you get a discounted Fendi Bag?

Well, that depends on whether or not you’re willing to do a little investigative shopping. If you can manage to come at the end of the season when the new models are coming in, and the old ones are being clearanced out – you might be able to get one as much as 50% off – even in high end department stores.

Then again, some people are fooled into buying fake or counterfeit Fendi bags, and you certainly don’t want to be caught with a knockoff if you intended to have an authentic designer bag on your arm.

How to spot a fake Fendi:

Fakes can be very hard to find, with millions in potential profits at stake knockoff designers take great pains to make sure no detail has been left out. Here are some things to think about before buying…

– Certificate of Authenticity: do you get one? These can be faked too, but you being offered one is better than not.
– Look for Plastic: Even even one part of the bag appears to be plastic (especially the straps), it’s a fake!
– Put your Nose On It: a bag made from “manufactured” or man-made materials will definitely smell just like chemicals or cleaners. What does an authentic designer bag smell like? LEATHER!
– Check out the inside: What does the lining look like? How clean is the stitching? Almost all designer bags have an authentic satin or leather interior.
– Take it to a Fendi Dealer: They’ll perform an authenticity check at no cost and tell you right away if it’s the real deal or not.

John Pratt writes about fashion and Designer Handbags.

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Image taken from page 829 of ‘The Illustrated History of England … Comprising also a summary of the history of the nations of Europe … With … engravings … Edited by H. W. D’

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Image taken from page 829 of ‘The Illustrated History of England … Comprising also a summary of the history of the nations of Europe … With … engravings … Edited by H. W. D’
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Title: "The Illustrated History of England … Comprising also a summary of the history of the nations of Europe … With … engravings … Edited by H. W. D"
Author: DULCKEN, Henry William.
Shelfmark: "British Library HMNTS 9503.de.1."
Page: 829
Place of Publishing: London
Date of Publishing: 1888
Publisher: Ward, Lock & Co.
Issuance: monographic
Identifier: 001001163

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Title: "A Strange Elopement. … Illustrations by W. H. Overend"
Author: RUSSELL, William Clark.
Shelfmark: "British Library HMNTS 012634.i.58."
Page: 148
Place of Publishing: London
Date of Publishing: 1892
Publisher: Macmillan and Co.
Issuance: monographic
Identifier: 003194991

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Beyoncé And Trump Celebrate Black History Month In Very Different Ways

Beyoncé And Trump Celebrate Black History Month In Very Different Ways

Beyoncé kicked off Black History Month with great news about her family, while the President celebrated by offering a salute of his own.

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New York City USA – American Museum of Natural History – Milstein Hall of Advanced Mammals – Mammut americanum 04
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The American mastodon (Mammut americanum), seen in the front, is an extinct North American proboscidean that lived from about 3.7 million years ago until about 10,000 BC. It was the last surviving member of the mastodon family. Fossil finds range from present-day Alaska and New England in the north, to Florida, southern California, and as far south as Honduras and El Salvador. Its main habitat was cold spruce woodlands, and it is believed to have browsed in herds.

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William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody poses with Native American chiefs at Col. Fred Cummin’s Indian Congress during the Pan American Exposition. The men (L to R) Brave Cief, Eagle Chief, Knife Chief, Young Cief, Buffalo Bill, American Horse, Rocky Bear, Flys Above and Long Wolf. ca. 1890

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Supafest 2012, Sydney, Australia; Chris Brown, Kelly Rowland, Lupe Fiasco, Naughty By Nature and more

It was a hot crowd, despite more controversy than usual for a music festival on Australian soil.

ANZ Stadium at Homebush, Sydney, was the venue.

This concert was very loud in buzz leading up to the event, as well as in actual decibels, with quite a few folks likely to be tempted to get their hearing tested soon after the Sydney leg is over.

ANZ Stadium is a licensed premise, and many in the crowd enjoyed a drink no doubt.

As always with large concerts, there’s a range of reviews coming in, and we’ll be offering a more detailed report in the coming days and fan feedback continues to come in.

Headline Act was Chris Brown.

Chris Brown profile…

Mutli-Platinum selling global superstar, and recent Grammy Winner CHRIS BROWN is returning to Australia to bless the stages at Supafest. His incredible live performances have earned him a reputation as one of this generation’s most electrifying male performers, and his latest single “Turn Up The Music” which debuted at #13 on this week’s Aria Charts is proof that his star continues to rise. The track will feature on the forthcoming album “Fortune”; the eagerly anticipated follow-up to his critically acclaimed 2011 release F.A.M.E which featured the massive world wide hit singles “Look At Me Now”, “Yeah X 3” and “Beautiful People”. He first burst onto the scene in 2005 with his #1 selling, double platinum smash hit single “Run It”, and instantly drew comparisons to Michael Jackson, Usher and even Stevie Wonder. His gold selling debut album “Chris Brown” was released to critical acclaim and saw his star rise swiftly, prompting Vibe Magazine to name him “The Future Of R&B”. Chris firmly established himself as an R&B and Pop Tower of Power with a huge worldwide fan base to match. The accolades continued in 2007 with his sophomore Top 5 Aria Double Platinum album “Exclusive” which spawned the smash hits “Wall to Wall” (Platinum), “With You” (Double Platinum), “Kiss Kiss” (Double Platinum) and “Forever” (Triple Platinum). The release of “Graffiti” in 2009 cemented his chart topping power with the lead single “I Can Transform Ya” which reached platinum sales.

Kelly Rowland profile…

KELLY ROWLAND is currently one of the hottest females on the planet – period. This Grammy Award winning artist has been part of one of the most successful groups of all time, has a hugely successful solo career, has sold millions of albums worldwide and has starred in motion pictures and TV. Her latest single "Motivation" featuring Lil Wayne is currently sitting at the top of the US charts and her next single featuring rapper of the moment, Big Sean is due to be released shortly. Kelly launched her post-Destiny’s Child solo career by teaming up with rapper Nelly in 2002 for their worldwide #1 hit "Dilemma". After two successful solo albums "Simply Deep" and "Ms. Kelly", Rowland was ready for a new direction. She teamed up with French DJ David Guetta and ended up making one of the biggest singles of 2009, "When Love Takes Over", and followed it up with 2010’s "Commander". Having blown audiences away at 2010’s Supafest, Paperchase Touring and Entertainment are thrilled to have Kelly Rowland back. Her latest album "Here I Am" is out now.

LUPE FIASCO profile…

Grammy Award Winning artist LUPE FIASCO first burst onto the scene in 2006 with "Kick, Push", a single that sounded like nothing else in mainstream hip-hop and instantly heralded the arrival of a unique voice. Aided by endorsements from Jay-Z and Kanye West, the rookie MC’s first full length debut, "Lupe Fiasco’s Food & Liquor" would go on to earn four Grammy nominations. A year later, his next album "The Cool" reached even greater heights spawning the Top 10 single "Superstar". Both these albums earned him a reputation as a rap philosopher, a sharp, dynamic lyricist, and an MC who could shock you, make you think, make you dance, make you laugh and all without resorting to vulgarity or tired hip-hop alliterations. The Chicago-born MC released "LASERS" after a four-year hiatus in 2011. His massive group of dedicated and loyal fans grew restless during his downtime and more than 32,000 fans signed a petition demanding his record label released "LASERS". His most recent body of work features some of the most thought-provoking rhymes and concepts Fiasco has ever conceived, and features the hit singles "The Show Goes On", and "Out Of My Head" featuring Trey Songz.

Naughty By Nature…

One of the biggest breakout acts in hip hop, NAUGHTY BY NATURE have spent 20 years securing their status as one of the legendary giants of hip-hop. The Grammy Award Winning trio, have successfully managed to balance success on the pop charts, while holding down their true identity and maintaining their credibility. Their impact on hip-hop is undeniable and they continue to remain one of the most loved groups in the genre. Since the early 90’s, the group have enjoyed two platinum albums, numerous gold and platinum singles and were the catalysts in ushering hip-hop culture into a new age; reaching new and diverse audiences. Their first hit “O.P.P.” won them a Grammy and became one of the most successful crossover songs in hip-hop history, being named one of the top 100 singles of all time by Source Magazine, and being ranked the 20th biggest single of the 90’s by Spin Magazine. The group went on to release numerous more successful albums and singles including worldwide smashes “Hip Hop Hooray”, “Feel Me Flow” and “Mourn You Til I Join You”. Their latest album “Anthem Inc” is out now. Naughty By Nature will bring an incredible live energy to Supafest with a can’t be imitated “hands in the air” vibe to the show.

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FINAL ARTIST ANNOUNCEMENT FEATURING CHRIS BROWN, MISSY ELLIOT, BIG SEAN & NAUGHTY BY NATURE

Paperchase Touring and Entertainment are thrilled to announce the final artist announcement for SUPAFEST 2012. The phenomenal entertainer CHRIS BROWN, the legendary MISSY ELLIOT and NAUGHTY BY NATURE and one of the hottest young artists in the US today BIG SEAN, join P. Diddy, Kelly Rowland, Lupe Fiasco, Rick Ross, Ice Cube and Trey Songz, making this the hottest urban line-up to ever hit Australia.

Mutli-Platinum selling global superstar, and recent Grammy Winner CHRIS BROWN is returning to Australia to bless the stages at Supafest. His incredible live performances have earned him a reputation as one of this generation’s most electrifying male performers, and his latest single "Turn Up The Music" which debuted at #13 on this week’s Aria Charts is proof that his star continues to rise. The track will feature on the forthcoming album "Fortune"; the eagerly anticipated follow-up to his critically acclaimed 2011 release F.A.M.E which featured the massive world wide hit singles "Look At Me Now", "Yeah X 3" and "Beautiful People". He first burst onto the scene in 2005 with his #1 selling, double platinum smash hit single "Run It", and instantly drew comparisons to Michael Jackson, Usher and even Stevie Wonder. His gold selling debut album "Chris Brown" was released to critical acclaim and saw his star rise swiftly, prompting Vibe Magazine to name him "The Future Of R&B". Chris firmly established himself as an R&B and Pop Tower of Power with a huge worldwide fan base to match. The accolades continued in 2007 with his sophomore Top 5 Aria Double Platinum album "Exclusive" which spawned the smash hits "Wall to Wall" (Platinum), "With You" (Double Platinum), "Kiss Kiss" (Double Platinum) and "Forever" (Triple Platinum). The release of "Graffiti" in 2009 cemented his chart topping power with the lead single "I Can Transform Ya" which reached platinum sales.

Undoubtedly one of the most successful and influential female rappers of all time is returning to Australia – please stand up for MISSY ELLIOT! Rapper, singer-songwriter, dancer, record producer, television and movie star, Missy Elliot is untouchable, and with 5 Grammy Awards, six certified platinum albums and over 20 million albums sold worldwide, Missy is in a league of her own. She has topped the charts worldwide with numerous club bangers such as "4 My People", "Gossip Folk" and "One Minute Man" along with a sting of iconic music videos for hits such as ‘The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)", "Hot Boyz", "Get Ur Freak On", "Work It", "Pass That Dutch" and "Lose Control". Recently collaborating on another epic Busta Rhymes Remix for ‘Why Stop Now’ with Lil Wayne and Chris Brown, Missy Elliot is still running her game with her seventh studio album set for release in late 2012.

One of the biggest breakout acts in hip hop, NAUGHTY BY NATURE have spent 20 years securing their status as one of the legendary giants of hip-hop. The Grammy Award Winning trio, have successfully managed to balance success on the pop charts, while holding down their true identity and maintaining their credibility. Their impact on hip-hop is undeniable and they continue to remain one of the most loved groups in the genre. Since the early 90’s, the group have enjoyed two platinum albums, numerous gold and platinum singles and were the catalysts in ushering hip-hop culture into a new age; reaching new and diverse audiences. Their first hit "O.P.P." won them a Grammy and became one of the most successful crossover songs in hip-hop history, being named one of the top 100 singles of all time by Source Magazine, and being ranked the 20th biggest single of the 90’s by Spin Magazine. The group went on to release numerous more successful albums and singles including worldwide smashes "Hip Hop Hooray", "Feel Me Flow" and "Mourn You Til I Join You". Their latest album "Anthem Inc" is out now. Naughty By Nature will bring an incredible live energy to Supafest with a can’t be imitated "hands in the air" vibe to the show.

After years of waiting, rapper BIG SEAN is finally famous. California born and Detroit raised, Big Sean made big news in 2007 when he signed with Kanye West’s G.O.O.D Music. Debuting on Kanye’s ‘Can’t Tell Me Nothin’ mixtape in 2007. Sean’s single ‘Getcha Some’ gave him the exposure needed to showcase and introduce his talent to the world. With three mix tapes under his belt, his underground tracks such as ‘Too Fake’ with Chiddy Bang gained solid US airplay and created major buzz for the artist, which quickly help solidify him as a breakout star. He recently dropped his debut album "Finally Famous" to critical acclaim. It debuted Top 5 on the Billboard Charts and spawned the hits "Marvin Gaye & Chardonnay" featuring Kanye West, and "Dance (A$$)" featuring Nicki Minaj which came in at Number 3 on the Billboard chart and has over 36 million views on Youtube. Big Sean has established himself as one of the hottest rappers in America today and is set to take over the globe.

Thank you to those involved with Supafest in keeping us up-to-date with developments.

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Motorsports History Runs Deep in Daytona Beach

“Gentlemen start your engines” those four words excite race fans everywhere. We here in Florida are lucky to have several venues where those words are spoken but none more famously crowd pleasing then our own Daytona Speedway.

Daytona Speedway has many different kinds of races throughout the year for many different kinds of race fans. Bike Week and Biketoberfest, held in the winter and fall respectively, feature mostly motorcycle races and shows; then in the winter again Speed Week happens and other popular races such as the Rolex 24 hour race and the Daytona 500 are run.

Now, NASCAR was born from stock car racing which was born from boot legging in the Appalachians during prohibition. Bootleggers, as they were called, needed fast car to outrun the cops as they made their deliveries, many drivers did their own modification to their cars to increase the cars speed and handling. It all started back in 1947 when a gentleman named William France Sr. and some friends founded a small organization they called NASCAR.

When prohibition ended in 1933 the need for bootleggers dried up but some of these guys came to love the speed and excitement of driving down twisty mountain roads. They continued to work on and improve their cars and by the late 1940’s the races for bragging rights and money began. These races were held mostly in rural North Carolina run using modified street cars.

Daytona Beach didn’t sit idly by while all this was going on. In 1903 there was a historic race run between Ransom Olds and Alexander Winton on the beach here that started it all. Between 1905 and 1935 fifteen speed records were set and the Daytona Beach road course, as it came to be known, became a Mecca for racing enthusiasts. Daytona Beach became known as the place to set world speed records in the 1920s and 1930s,

In the 1920s and 1930s, Daytona Beach became known as the place to set world land speed records, supplanting France and Belgium as the preferred location for speed records, with 8 consecutive world records set between 1927 and 1935, Daytona Beach had become synonymous with fast cars.

These days Daytona still means speed no matter if you prefer motorcycles or cars. During Bike Week you can enjoy all sorts of weight class and engine size motorcycling races. In the fall they also have motor bike races, classes that you can sign up to take and exhibition and proto type motorcycles, both weeks feature amateur and pro series.

There are several events throughout the year that the Daytona International Speedway is known for, one such event is the Rolex 24. The Rolex 24 is a race that lasts 24 hours; teams of drivers take shifts behind the wheel and drive all day and night racing towards the finish line, I’ve been its fun. You wouldn’t think people would stay for the whole race but they do, there are fun things to do around the infield during the race to that helps.

Speed Week is another draw to the Speedway it’s the start of the ARCA series and NASCAR season. There are two events that kick off the season; first event is the ARCA series Lucas Oil Slick Mist 200, a 80 lap 200 mile race.

The Budweiser Shootout features top NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stars racing around the 31-degree high banks. From there we go onto the biggie, the main event – The Daytona 500. There are two days of qualifying events for the Daytona 500, the first is just called Daytona 500 Qualifying where qualifying for the front row takes place. The second is the Gatorade Duel which consists of two 150-mile qualifying races that determine the starting lineup for the Daytona 500.

There are also several truck races and events that take place during the week but theses are the main racing events. Then at week after the qualifying events the Daytona 500 is run. The Daytona 500 is run for 200 laps, 500 miles on the two and a half a mile long track of the Daytona International Speedway and it’s considered the biggest, richest and most prestigious race of the NASCAR series. Touted as “The Great American Race” families save of all year and make the week their traditional family vacation. I’ve been to the infield after Speed Week and have been amazed by all the things left behind, arm chairs, sofas and all sorts of other things, it’s an awesome sight.

Another fan favorite race is run on the 4th of July the Coke Zero 400 this is also a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race that is run for 160 laps, 400 miles. After the race they normally have fireworks and there are fun things for the whole family to do all day.

Pack those coolers, grab those ear plugs and race on down for some good old fashion family fun things to do in Daytona Beach. Daytona Beach is also one of the most popular Florida beaches to take a trip with beaches to drive on and plenty of lifeguards and people to watch.

Girl, 5, Poses As Historic African-American Women For Black History Month

Cristi Smith-Jones wanted to teach her daughter about strong black leaders who have influenced the nation after 5-year-old Lola Jones told her she learned about Martin Luther King Jr. in her kindergarten class. So, in honor of Black History Month, Jones helped the little girl channel 28 historic black women in an epic photo series. Lola wore costumes of icons like Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman, Ruby Bridges and even Misty Copeland. Jones said she picked one woman for each day in February.

On the last day of Black History Month, Joey Bada$ $ speaks with Genius on the historical black figures that have influenced him and his career over the years. Malcolm X, Marcus Garvey, Afeni Shakur, and 2Pac are just a few of those mentioned by the Pro Era MC, who is engaged with black history in a way few other young artists are.

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Bill Gates & Big History

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Bill Gates kicked off his TED session with one of his favorite speakers, David Christian, who takes a long-term perspective on big history, on life the universe and everything.

Clearly the gestures of communication are infectious… (from opening comments, individually above, to closing together onstage below)

David’s talk just went online:

We are the only species with collective learning.

The global connected brain I learning at warp speed, and when combined with fossil fuel energy leads to staggering complexity.

It is very powerful. I’m not sure humans are in charge.

Bill Gates @ Benihana
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He doesn’t look so good…