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In the ’30s fringed necklaces with pearls and pearl accents grew in popularity. We saw a lot of simulated pearls by Coro. Delta and Richelieu pearls were in the jewelry catalogs of the time. Single strands were still the pearls of choice but double strand pearls came into vogue. Most strands were sixteen to eighteen inches.
The ’40s were two and three strands of pearls and the five strands twisted. Most necklaces were fifteen to seventeen inches. We saw ads for Castlecliff pearls in Vogue magazine.
The ’50s were one, two and three strands of pearls measuring in length from fifteen to eighteen inches per strand. The fifties brought us the many strands of seed pearls of thirty to fifty strands and the double strand of colored pearls with a large decorative incorporated pendant on the bottom with the pearls attaching to each side of the pendant. And the beautiful and sometimes extravagant jeweled clasps. Ah, those great pearl bracelets!
The ’60s most popular pearls were the two strand choker and the two strands that was about twenty-four inches in length.
The ’70s brought us link chains of fifteen inch and thirty inch with a few individual pearls on the chain and pendants with pearls. We had a single strand of pearls with a heart on the strand as a pendant.
The ’80s were back to the real deal. Simulated pearls were not in fashion. Who creates the fashion standard? Is it magazines, fashion designers, movie stars, recording stars we follow for our fashion choices? Not unless we choose to do so. Who truly creates the fashion style is the availability of the item and us!
There is no gem quite like a pearl. Wear your pearls with pride.Have fun. Be classic, be you, wear vintage.
New York: Indian-American fashion designer Anand Jon Alexander, facing a 59-year jail term in California for sexually abusing aspiring models, was on Tuesday sentenced to five years in prison by a federal court here for molesting a woman whom he allegedly lured on promise of modelling work.
The 39-year-old India-born celebrity fashion designer was arrested in 2007 in California on charges that he preyed upon seven young aspiring models, some as young as 14 and sexually assaulted them.
He is currently serving 59 years to life in prison in California.Alexander had pleaded guilty in February to one count of criminal sexual act in Manhattan Supreme Court.
The prison time of five years in New York amounts to time served in California, which means no additional years will be added to Alexander’s California sentence of 59 years.Judge Cassandra Mullen announced the prison term for Alexander who said in court, “I would like to thank everyone for being here.”
Alexander’s sister Sanjana Jon was among several supporters who were present in court for the sentencing and held banners that read ‘Free Anand Jon’.
In a plea deal reached with federal prosecutors, Alexander had pleaded guilty to one count of criminal sexual act against one aspiring female model.
In turn, Manhattan prosecutors dropped almost their entire case against him.He had initially been charged with preying on a dozen women in a 49-count indictment in New York.
Assistant District Attorney Maxine Rosenthal had said the plea deal was accepted “to spare the victims from having to testify at multiple proceedings” and in consideration of Alexander’s lengthy sentence in California.
Rosenthal said Alexander is facing similar charges in Texas.The Kerala-born fashion designer had launched a fashion line in 1999 and was featured on ‘America’s Next Top Model’ working with celebrities such as socialite Paris Hilton.
His designs have been worn by media mogul Oprah Winfrey and singer Janet Jackson.
His attorney said Alexander admitted to the crime so he could get evidence and materials from New York prosecutors needed to “effectively overturn his California conviction”.
He said some of the materials turned over by Manhattan prosecutors as part of the pre-trial process would be crucial as Alexander continues to work on his California appeal.
My husband has signed up to online dating sites.
I’VE only been married two years and I’ve discovered my husband has registered himself on online dating websites.
I am 38 and live in South Africa. My husband is 43. When I confronted him about it he said that he didn’t think we would make it through our first year of marriage and that’s why he went looking for someone else.
This is his second marriage and apparently he pulled these stunts with his first wife as well.
Friends warned me about him and now I’m wondering if they were right. He has children from his first marriage and had the snip before we met. I desperately want kids but he won’t have it reversed.
I own everything in our marriage – the house, the car. Is he just using me as a meal ticket? Seeing that stuff on his phone was the last straw for me.
Your needs and feelings certainly seem to come low down on his list of priorities but breaking up with him doesn’t mean that Mr Perfect wanting marriage and children will necessarily turn up soon.
It’s not long since you two thought you loved one another enough to get married, so give it one more shot.
Tell your husband you are thinking of ending your marriage and that he needs to make some major changes if you two are to stay together – come off the dating websites and be open about his internet use, and at least talk to you about having the baby you long for.
If he’s not prepared to make a serious effort for your sake, or you feel talking gets you nowhere, arrange to see a relationship counsellor.
Findings in several recent polls are giving the movement to allow gay marriage confidence to rack up victories this fall.
A March poll conducted by NBC and the Wall Street Journal found same-sex marriage supported by a margin of 49 percent to 40 percent. Pew Research Center last year reported it favored 46 percent to 45 percent, noting it was the first time in 15 years of its polling that the public was evenly divided on this issue.
And in a survey of 938 people last year, the Washington Poll found 55 percent willing to uphold a same-sex marriage law in the state versus 38 percent pledging to repeal it.
Plante countered with results of a poll conducted in January by the National Organization of Marriage of Washington, D.C., one of the leading anti-gay marriage forces in the country. Its survey of Washington voters found 57 percent believed the state did not need a law allowing same-sex marriages and 52 percent believed marriage should only be between a man and a woman.
“When you ask the question properly, people say enough is enough, don’t mess with marriage,” said Plante, who is a NOM employee on loan to Preserve Marriage Washington for the duration of the campaign.
Polling alone isn’t the only reason gay marriage supporters are quietly hopeful in Washington.
The political landscape in this state differs in other ways from nearly every other state in which voters weighed in on the matter of marriage.