iCraft Current Blog by Lyra Pappin

Muscat annual Festival in Arab Emirates is happening in January-February 2013.
It's a celebration of Arabic style at the Muscat Fashion Week; a feast for the taste buds at the Oman Food Festival and a number of entertainment activities that will appeal to the whole family.

The Crafts Village in Muscat’s Qurum Natural Park in Dubai is displaying art from countries such as Yemen, Syria, Malaysia,... Read more
The days of bra burning have never seemed further away.

A survey conducted by a British women’s clothing store has deemed the push-up bra the best fashion invention of the century.

Jeans are also on this list, which must mean that a bra and jeans is the greatest outfit ever!

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The Olsen Twins have topped InStyle’s list of worst fashion offenders .

The ratty haired billionaires can’t seem to catch a break. Also on the list, the ever kooky Sharon Stone, walking train wreck Courtney Love, and the inexplicably hair-styled Amy Winehouse. Don’t they know it’s supposed to be good to be a celebrity?

Funny enough, a few years later "Vogue Crowed Olsen... Read more
You have to see these shoes to believe them. Super wedged, super high heels are apparently in style.

Since when did “in style” mean “we are trying to kill you?” Do the designers just want to laugh at us? I don’t get it but feel free to enlighten me.

Photo credit: Rhinestone And Flower Wedge Shoes on hawaiikawaii.net

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It seems absolutely impossible, but apparently, Britney Spears plans to release a clothing line for Candie's . Perhaps it will feature her patented invisible shoes. Not to mention, her infamous invisible thongs. Yikes! Talk about toxic…

Would you wear cothes designed by Britney Spears? Read more
If you want to know whether something is fake or not, it isn’t the brand that gives it away, but where it’s made. The source of these imitiations is primarily Korea, Hong Kong, and China.

Finally mass production comes in handy! :)

Apparantly, the copiers produce such realistic copies, the Tokyo Customs staff are not qualified to make a determination about whether a particular good is genuine... Read more
High fashion is no more? Casual is the new cool? What's the world coming to when fashion can be comfortable?

Why even bother changing out of your pajamas at all? That was the sentiment behind the spring men's collections that wrapped up recently in Milan, Italy.

Men have turned their backs on the "metrosexual" look in lieu of a more comfortable, rumpled, and supposedly "manlier"... Read more
Ruslana Korshunova, just 20 years old, appears to have jumped to her death in Manhattan's financial district. The sad news has shocked her friends and family, who saw Korshunova as a kind woman, climbing the ranks of the fashion industry after gracing covers of French Elle and Russian Vogue.

The pal said that Korshunova had just returned from a modeling gig in Paris and seemed to be "on top of the... Read more
Honestly, what is up with this woman?

After being convicted for assaulting police officers at Heathrow airport in April, supermodel Naomi Campbell failed to show up for a runway in Sao Paolo, Brazil's Fashion Show for the summer 2009 swimsuit collection.

Who keeps hiring her? Are they fashionistas or sadomasochists?!

Read full story: No Naomi at Sao Paulo Fashion Week
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Two handmade boats are making their way toward France after leaving the coast of Newfoundland. 4-foot sailboats built by Dick Baldwin of Belfast were 300 miles off the coast of Newfoundland on Tuesday morning.

The boats, which Baldwin refined with the help of a naval architect, are designed to sail before the wind, changing course when the wind does. Baldwin said the wind at the time drove them toward shore,... Read more


Lyra Pappin
Toronto, ON, Canada

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