dinner 2011


designers worn by princess madeleine: marchesa

april 2nd, 2011: benefit dinner for the world childhood foundation in florida

april 5th, 2011: health & human rights awards

may 8th, 2012: gala dinner for the world childhood foundation 

october 3rd, 2012: swedish american chamber of commerce from farm to fork gala dinner

may 11th, 2013: dinner in celebration of the 375th anniversary of the founding of new sweden in delaware 

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Crossing Borders: Eva Zeisel

Born and educated in Hungary, Eva Zeisel had previously designed ceramics in Europe, including the USSR, where she was imprisoned for 18 months following a Stalinist purge. Deported to Vienna in 1937, she narrowly escaped arrest by invading Nazi forces before fleeing to New York. This ceramic service, commissioned by MoMA and Castleton China, was the focus of MoMA’s first one-woman exhibition, in 1946, kick-starting Zeisel’s career as an American industrial designer. Learn about Zeisel and other immigrant artists: mo.ma/crossingborders.

Our digital exhibition “Crossing Borders,” presented as part of our #CitizensBorders initiative, showcases works from MoMA’s collection by artists who immigrated to the U.S., often as refugees in search of safe haven. Explore all the works at mo.ma/crossingborders

[Eva Zeisel (b. Hungary. 1906-2011). “Museum Dinner Service.” c. 1942-45. Gift of the manufacturer, Castleton China Co., New Castle, PA]


The Duchess of Cambridge’s Gowns

From November 16, 2010 until April 24, 2017

  1. April 29, 2011- The Wedding
  2. April 29, 2011- The Wedding Dinner
  3. June 9, 2011- ARK Gala
  4. July 9, 2011-Day 2 of Official Visit to Los Angeles: BAFTA “Brits to Watch” Reception
  5. October 13, 2011- 100 Women in Hedge Funds Gala
  6. October 26, 2011-In Kind Direct Charity Event
  7. November 10, 2011- National Memorial Arboretum Dinner
  8. December 19, 2011- Sun Military Awards
  9. January 8, 2012- War Horse Premiere
  10. May 8, 2012- Thirty Club
  11. May 11, 2012- Our Greatest Team Rises Gala
  12. September 13, 2012- Day 1 of Official Visit to Malaysia: Dinner
  13. September 18, 2012- Day 1 of Official Visit to Tuvalu: Traditional Dinner
  14. November 8, 2012-St. Andrews University’s 600th Anniversary Campaign Dinner
  15. December 16, 2012-BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards
  16. September 12, 2013- Tusk Conservation Awards
  17. October 24, 2013- 100 Women’s Hedge Fund Gala
  18. December 4, 2013- Diplomatic Reception
  19. December 5, 2013-Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom Premiere
  20. December 11, 2013- Natural History Museum Alive 3D Advanced Screening
  21. February 11, 2014- The Portrait Gala at the National Portrait Gallery
  22. October 21, 2014- Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards
  23. November 13, 2014- Royal Variety Performance
  24. December 9, 2014- Day 3 of Visit to New York: St Andrews 600th Anniversary Dinner
  25. December 14/15, 2014- Friends Wedding
  26. October 20, 2015- State Visit From China: Dinner
  27. October 26, 2015- Spectre Royal Premiere
  28. October 27, 2015- 100 Women in Hedge Funds Gala
  29. December 8, 2015- Diplomatic Reception
  30. April 7, 2016- Reception before India and Bhutan Tour
  31. April 10, 2016- Day 1 of Official Visit to India: Dinner Gala & Reception
  32. April 11, 2016- Day 2 of Official Visit to India: Queen’s Birthday Party
  33. April 12, 2016- Day 3 of Official Visit to India: Bohag Bihu Festival
  34. April 14, 2016- Day 1 of Official Visit to Bhutan: Dinner
  35. April 15, 2016- Day 2 of Official Visit to Bhutan: Reception
  36. April 21, 2016-Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th Birthday Dinner
  37. June 9, 2016- SportsAid’s 40th Anniversary Dinner
  38. June 22, 2016-A Taste of Norfolk Dinner for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices’ Nook Appeal
  39. July 6, 2016- Art Fund Museum of the Year Award
  40. November 3, 2016- Recovery Street Film Festival; A Street Cat Named Bob Premiere
  41. December 8, 2016- Diplomatic Reception
  42. February 12, 2017- British Academy of Film and Television Awards
  43. March 17, 2017- Day 1 of Official Visit to Paris: Gala Dinner
  44. March 28, 2017- 2017 Portrait Gala at the National Portrait Gallery
  45. April 4, 2017- 42nd Street Premiere in aid of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices

Jay Z, Young Jeezy, LeBron James, Kanye West and Ne-Yo, photographed at Hov and James’ fifth annual “Two Kings” dinner at the Craft restaurant in Century City, California on February 19, 2011.

The dinner and after-party was held annually as part of the NBA “All-Star Weekend” festivities from 2007 to 2013. Before each event Jay and James would spend the day giving back to underprivileged children in the local community. Hov explained why they had included these charitable endeavors as part of the event in 2010: “I think it’s important for us, where we come from, to inspire people from the same neighborhood, same struggle as us, just so they know it’s possible. We’re living our dreams. So dreams are possible, but it’s hard work. We can be president of the United States, but everyone can’t do it. It’s a very difficult thing. [But we’re aiming] just to show these things are attainable.” He later added: “I never had these sort of role models growing up. I never had anyone come around and talk to me. I had to figure it out on my own. One of my promises to myself is that I’ll never forget my journey. I’ll always give back and speak to people that are going through the same thing I was going through.”

At the 2010 event Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones explained to MTV News why he chooses to attend the annual event: “You do have a time in your life when you can hang out or recognize someone who has risen above the norm—significantly above it. Jay-Z has done that in entertainment. LeBron is about that in sports and basketball. You transcend your game, so to speak. They represent that. It’s a privilege to be on the team with them and be a part of the celebration.” Hov’s close friend Diddy would add: “It’s the perfect combination of sports and entertainment. Showing ways we can work together. Use our power in a positive way. They’re both kings in what they do and they’re combining forces. As entrepreneurs and young kings and queens, we’ve got to do more for the better of other people. I’m here as a king to support it.”

anonymous asked:

Would you agree that most japanese dramas or movies were in the best between 2002-2006? Thoughts?

For me the absolute golden dorama period was between 2002-2007. It was the period in which most of the legendary dramas aired: 

  • Gokusen (2002)
  • Kimi wa Petto (2003)
  • Stand Up!! (2003)
  • Pride (2004) 
  • Hana Yori Dango (2005)
  • 1 Litre of Tears (2005)
  • Nodame Cantabile (2006)
  • My Boss My Hero (2006)
  • Hana Yori Dango 2 (2007)
  • Hana Kimi (2007)

But I disagree with some ppl who say that the latest dramas are not as good as the old ones, when so many awesome dramas have aired since ‘07 : 

  • Bloody Monday (2008)
  • Koizora (2008)
  • Maou (2008)
  • One Pound Gospel (2008)
  • Ryusei no Kizuna (2008)
  • Last Friends (2008)
  • Seigi no Mikata (2008)
  • Buzzer Beat (2009)
  • Tokyo DOGS (2009)
  • Smile (2009)
  • Atashinchi no Danshi (2009)
  • Liar Game 2 (2009)
  • MR. BRAIN (2009)
  • Love Shuffle (2009)
  • Samurai High School (2009)
  • Mei-chan no Shitsuji (2009)
  • Bloody Monday 2 (2010)
  • Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge (2010)
  • Q10 (2010)
  • Natsu no Koi wa Nijiiro ni Kagayaku (2010)
  • Zenkai Girl (2011)
  • Switch Girl!! (2011)
  • Ouran High School Host Club (2011)
  • Nazotoki wa Dinner no Ato de (2011)
  • Rich Man, Poor Woman (2012)
  • Legal High (2012)
  • Switch Girl!! 2 (2012)
  • Lucky Seven (2012)
  • Tonbi (2013)
  • Last Cinderella (2013)
  • Kazoku Game (2013)
  • Legal High 2 (2013)
  • Yae no Sakura (2013)
  • Yamada kun to 7 nin no Majo (2013)
  • Itazura na Kiss - Love in Tokyo (2013)
  • Summer Nude (2013)
  • Saikou no Rikon (2013)
  • Boku no Ita Jikan (2014)
  • Bitter Blood (2014)
  • Shitsuren Chocolatier (2014)
  • Nonunaga Concerto (2014)
  • HERO 2 (2014)
  • Ouroboros (2015)
  • Flowers for Algernon (2015)
  • Tenno no Ryoriban (2015)
  • Okitegami Kyoko no Biboroku (2015)
  • Mondai no Aru Restaurant (2015)
  • Kounodori (2015)
  • 5 ji kara 9 ji made (2015)
  • Date (2015)
  • Mare (2015)
  • Minami-kun no Koibito (2015)
  • Gakkou no Kaidan (2015)
  • I’m Home (2015)
  • Kaito Yamaneko (2016) - ongoing
  • Never Let Me Go (2016) - ongoing
  • Higanbana (2016) - ongoing
  • Fragile (2016) - ongoing
  • Rinsho Hanzai Gakusha Himura Hideo no Suiri (2016) - ongoing

anonymous asked:

New Pmore fan here (again) I just have a question about Taylor and Hayley (again). You said that their friendship is a fandom favorite but do they even hang out one on one like she and Zac did yesterday? I know both Zac and Hayley have been hanging over at Taylor's house but are there pics that show she and Taylor go out to restaurants or shopping etc etc or do they just go get coffee or something when they want to discuss Paramore stuff??

yup they do all the time. hayley and taylor have been best friends for 16 years, she’s forever at his place just hanging out, or she’s having dinner with family. in 2011-2012 he’d hang out with hayley all the time in LA because he didn’t really have friends out there (he also didn’t really like living out there) so he’d hang out with hayley and they’d go bowling and to the movies and things like that. as kids they saw coldplay together and radiohead (radiohead again this year too) 

they also have the exact same fave band which is mewithoutyou and they go to their shows together a lot, as well as other fiends bands and stuff.

and many times on tour they’ll go shopping together and out to eat and things like that. honestly they’re always hanging out one on one, more than hayley and zac ever did, and at this point too more than zac and t ever did (since him and t stopped being friends for a while) but yeah theyre always hanging together 

8 Designers Tell Us What It’s Like to Dress First Lady Michelle Obama

No matter where your political views fall, one thing’s undeniable: Michelle Obama has certainly had a fashionable run during the past eight years.

“Women of great style always have a true understanding of who they are,” says J. Mendel creative director Gilles Mendel, who outfitted Mrs. Obama most notably for the 2013 BET Honors awards show. “She knows what works for her and what doesn’t. And she is confident and smart, which has always shined through in her clothing choices.”

Yet from official state dinners to photo ops with royalty, a First Lady can’t get by on fashion instinct alone. Over the past two terms, Mrs. Obama has had the best designers in the world creating custom looks for her at every turn. Everyone from Mendel to Jason Wu to Brandon Maxwell (also Lady Gaga’s stylist, natch) has contributed to the fashion legacy that she has left. And it’s not one that will be easily forgotten once the Obamas officially move out of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

VIDEO: Michelle Obama Brings Elegance and Grace to the Final State Dinner

As we prepare to bid adieu to the ultimate FLOTUS fashion plate, we asked the designers of some of her most memorable looks to share what it was really like to dress her. Keep scrolling to hear from eight of them.

Naeem Khan

“Designing for the First Lady was a dream,” says Khan of the beaded gown that Mrs. Obama chose for a White House State Dinner in 2011. “Briefings are kept very short and much is left up to you, so you have the full liberty to carry out your vision. For this look, it was important to me that the style leaned towards classic with a modern twist. Clear, geometric beading added subtle shine without being overpowering. And the shape was made to flatter her figure, yet still be easy to wear. Mrs. Obama is a symbol of style for our country. Her values as a wife and mother are inspiring and so is everything she has done for the underprivileged. It meant the world to me to design for her.”

Source: InStyle

J. Mendel’s Gilles Mendel

“Dressing Mrs. Obama was truly one of the highlights of my career,” say Mendel. “We had met once before when I received the Cooper Hewitt National Design Award and attended a function at the White House. She was exactly the type of woman I love to dress–smart, elegant, charming and making a difference in our world. Since this look was for the BET Honors awards show and not a state dinner, I wanted her to look contemporary and cool. The silhouette was classic, but the one-shoulder neckline with layered detailing gave the gown an edge.”

Source: InStyle

Michelle Obama in Brandon Maxwell

At a White House Dinner in 2016, the FLOTUS stunned in this sponge crepe dress custom made for her by Brandon Maxwell. “It was an incredible honor for me and my team to create this dress for the First Lady,” says Maxwell. “Strong and elegant, she is the embodiment of the woman who inspires me to create and a role model for women all over the world.”

Source: InStyle

Jason Wu

For the inaugural balls in 2009 and 2013 (above), Obama turned to designer Jason Wu. “I feel very honored to have dressed her for both inaugurations,” says Wu. “The ruby red gown was a powerful statement for this truly remarkable First Lady. I think that she has brought such a unique voice and point of view to Washington. Her influence has truly inspired many women in politics to embrace their femininity.”

Source: InStyle

Peter Soronen

“It’s fun to design for Mrs. Obama,” says Soronen, who made the sequined silk chiffon dress for her first formal White House dinner in 2009. “The inspiration was to do something different for her and the White House. And her choices are never boring. I was able to do my favorite fitted silhouette, which looked great on her. Making her dress is by far the best feather in my cap.”

Source: InStyle

Michael Kors

“It’s always an honor when someone who is constantly in the public eye chooses our designs,” says Kors. “Mrs. Obama has worn Michael Kors on numerous occasions, for both major events and for simply living her life. She trusts us to make her feel confident and comfortable, and that means I’m doing my job right. I especially love when she chooses something unexpected, like this black paillette fishtail skirt, and makes it look effortlessly chic.”

Source: InStyle

Marchesa’s Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig

“We admire the First Lady for always dressing appropriately while maintaining a fashion-forward edge,” says Chapman of Obama in a custom emerald silk chiffon Marchesa creation at the Kennedy Center Honors event in 2013. Adds Craig: “We felt incredibly honored to dress her. She is a strong, beautiful woman that radiates grace and elegance–that is always the ultimate goal for us as designers.”

Source: InStyle

Tracy Reese

At the 2012 Democratic National Convention, the FLOTUS opted for Tracy Reese’s fit and flare silk jacquard dress. “Dressing our nation’s First Lady, whom I respect and admire profoundly, has definitely been the high point of my career,” says Reese. “I always love playing with scalloping and bordering. The deep contrast border on this dress added dimension and interest. It was not a textbook or cliche choice. It spoke to her own unique sense of style: feminine yet strong!”

Source: InStyle