Archive | September, 2014

Want Your App To Succeed? Shave Seconds Off The Sign-up Process – Forbes

28 Sep

*Imagine typing a complex password on a mobile device. Now imagine doing it twice. Now ask yourself: Do you really need users to confirm their password, rather than just making it easy for them to retrieve or change it in the future? Are there any other questions developers should ask themselves that might encourage user engagement or speed up their sign-up process? Leave them in the comments or ping me on Twitter .
Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/sethporges/2014/07/29/want-your-app-to-succeed-shave-seconds-off-the-sign-up-process/

Zuoan Fashion Limited Announces First Quarter 2014 Financial Results — SHANGHAI, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ —

Our program prepares students for the new digital age by enabling them to market fashion through many channels — including social media, eCommerce sites, blogs and so on — television, magazines, and retail outlets. The program specializes in digital marketing and welcomes new courses that focus on the needs of the ever-changing fashion industry: fashion law, marketing fashion online, futurists, ecommerce, digital styling. We specialize in the business of fashion. Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges http://www.chicemma.com (WASC), Fashion Department program highlights include the annual Woodbury Fashion Show (open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors), access to the Fashion Study Collection (more than 6,000 pieces, some dating back to the early 1800s), local lectures, museums, galleries, and exhibitions exploring a variety of topics including social and cultural issues, and Summer Study Abroad experiences. The Fashion Marketing program is among the select few such programs to receive accreditation from the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) and is also accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). About Woodbury University Founded in 1884, Woodbury University is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in Southern California. Woodbury offers bachelor’s degrees from the School of Architecture, School of Business, School of Media, Culture & Design, and Institute of Transdisciplinary Studies, along with an MBA program, Master of Architecture (MArch), Master of Science in Architecture (MSArch), and Master of Organizational Leadership. The San Diego campus offers Bachelor of Architecture, Master of Real Estate Development for Architects (MRED), and Master of Science in Architecture, Landscape, and Urbanism degrees.
Source: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/07/prweb12053401.htm

Woodbury University’s Fashion Design Program Ranked 7th in the West, 51st in the U.S; Woodbury University Fashion Marketing Places 15th Nationally

Photo: Splash News (2) While walking around Soho in July, Palermo showed off her summer-y side with a Paul & Joe orange waistcoat and Zara dress. Denim demure Photo: Getty Images (2) At the Ralph Russo haute couture show in Paris in July, Palermo is part-polished in her Ralph Russo jacket and part-casual in her Paige jeans. Black, white and Olivia all over! Photo: Getty Images (left); Bauer-Griffin (right) In July, Palermo attended the Elie Saab haute couture show in Paris and looked effortless in an all black-and-white ensemble and tousled hair. Getting shady Photo: WireImage (left); Getty Images (right) In head to toe Dior, a gal cant go wrong. With Palermos tailored vest, printed top and big ol sunnies, this look at Julys Dior haute couture show in Paris was right on target.
Source: http://nypost.com/2014/07/29/olivia-palermo-makes-blazers-her-go-to-fashion-statement/

Olivia Palermo makes blazers her go-to fashion statement | New York Post

Gross margin at the Company’s self-operated direct stores and distributor stores was 44.4% and 39.9%, respectively. Selling and distribution expenses in the first quarter were RMB24.6 million ($4.0 million), or 13.0% of revenue, compared to RMB26.5 million, or 8.9% of revenue in the same quarter of 2013. The percentage increase was primarily due to the increase in the advertising and promotion expenses for the marketing activities carried out to attract the brand awareness since third quarter of 2013. Administrative expenses in the first quarter were RMB12.4 million ($2.0 million), or 6.5% of revenue, compared to RMB10.3 million, 3.5% of revenue in the same quarter of 2013. This percentage increase was primarily due to the depreciation charges of leasehold improvement of our office building located in Shanghai which has been occupied since second quarter of 2013.
Source: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/zuoan-fashion-limited-announces-first-quarter-2014-financial-results-269013531.html

Kim Kardashian Gives Awful Fashion Advice For Pregnant Women | Reality Tv Magazine

13 Sep

Thats what I recommend. If you can do it, hide. Never leave the house. But, was she really just kidding? When Khloe Kardashian chimed in to inform Kim that idea was not practical for anyone, Kim insisted: Thats really my recommendation. Wear a huge blanket. Um, okay. That was definitely a awful answer, regardless of whether or not Kardashian may have been joking. However, perhaps that is because while she was pregnant, she was spotted with some awful fashion mishaps?
Source: http://realitytvmagazine.sheknows.com/2014/07/12/kim-kardashian-gives-awful-fashion-advice-for-pregnant-women/

The Best Of The Paris Fall 2014 Couture Collections – Forbes

There in free the Marie Antoinette-like pannier dresses was his take on this highest form of dressing. He took the exaggerated silhouettes and made them modern by cutting the hemlines, adding pockets and stripping off the heavy elements, showing pannier skirts with the ease of tank dresses. He also showed a glamorous take on astronaut suits with scattered embroidery work. There were coats too with Edwardian influence but done in a long, lean shape which made them appropriate for dressing for now. The success of this Dior couture collection is that it takes couture elements and makes it work for everyday. Isnt that the true meaning of luxury? Karl Lagerfeld was inspired by Le Corbursier for his Chanel show and in keeping with his reference point, the clothes he sent down his sparse, bright white runway were clean and almost devoid of embellishment, resulting in a fresh collection from the house.
Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/bluecarreon/2014/07/13/the-best-of-the-paris-fall-2014-couture-collections/

Germany wins 4th World Cup with amazing extra-time strike | New York Post

The goal echoed that of Andres Iniestas four years ago, when the midfielder scored in similar fashion but from the other side of the area to give Spain a 1-0 extra time win over the Netherlands. For Germany, the win ends a string of near misses since winning its last major title at the 1996 European Championship. The team lost the 2002 World Cup final to Brazil and lost in the semifinals in both 2006 and 2010. It is Germanys first World Cup title as a unified nation. It was also the third World Cup final between these countries and had been billed as a matchup between the perfect team and the perfect individual, pitting Germanys machine-like unit against the brilliance of Messi, the four-time world player of the year. Argentinas Lionel Messi looks dejected as the clock winds down on the World Cup on Sunday.Photo: EPA But in the biggest game of his career, Messi came up short. He had one good chance to score when he was sent free in the area just after the halftime break, but sent his shot wide of the far post.
Source: http://nypost.com/2014/07/13/germany-wins-4th-world-cup-with-amazing-extra-time-strike/