Monthly Archives: April 2012

Startup CEOs Crave Venture Capital, Not Crowdsourcing

Though the passage of the JOBS Act opened the doors for crowdfunding, many startups are still seeking funding from venture capital firms, according to a new study.



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Fair Trade’s Growing Pains: Pivoting a Successful Model

The founder of the Fair Trade certification program in the U.S. is dealing with the struggles that come with expanding a successful operation.



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Kate Middleton’s Top Fashion Moments

With the anniversary of Kate Middleton and Prince William on Sunday, we at First Class Fashionista put together Kate’s top 10 best looks. Every since her walk down the aisle in Alexander McQueen, Kate’s personal style has evolved to be coveted around the world.
1. The Duchess certainly dressed the part when she attended the Irish Guard Metal parade. The 2-piece ensemble from designer Alexander McQueen’s fall collection fit her like a glove.

2. The first time the couple made their public announcement of their engagement, Kate looked beyond regal in a jewel tone Blue Issa dress. The silhouette complimented her slender frame while the front twist gave the garment a youthful appearance.
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3. The Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen wedding gown will forever be one of the most iconic dresses to go into fashion history.

4. As part of the new couples post engagement appearance, Kate wore a traditional Burberry trench with frilled hem. The impact of the style was so large that it nearly sold out within hours of her attendance.
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5. Upon meeting the Canadian Military in Calgary, Alberta, Kate donned a vintage inspired light yellow Jenny Packham dress.
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6. In celebration of her 30th birthday, Kate wore a black and cream lace gown by Alice Temperly to the UK premiere of “War Horse”.
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7. As part of a visit to Prince Edwards home on July 4, Kate arrived in a sailor inspired dress designed by Sarah Burton for McQueen.
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8. During William and Kate’s tour of Canada in July 2011, the Duchess went with a more casual look of J.Brand Skinny Jeans and a navy fitted blazer.
Kate Middleton Fashion
9. As part of the Prince’s foundation for Children and The Arts, Kate went for a gray quarter sleeve dress by Orla Kiely.
Kate Middleton Fashion
10. One of the Duchess’s one recent looks was from an event in the Olympic park, where she met the men’s and women’s GB hockey teams. With colored denim being such a huge trend this year, we love how Kate embraced her inner athlete while being stylish at the same time!
Looking back at the past year what do you think was the Duchess’s best look?
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New HBO Series ‘Girls’ Review: Girls Makes A Big Splash!

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With so many unrealistic “reality” shows floating around these days, HBO’s “Girls”, which premiered April 15th, is a refreshing idea. Created, written, and produced by star Lena Dunham, the comedy portrays the lives of three girls in their early twenties battling issues with boys, jobs, and their bodies. The show is fast-paced and very relateable to Fashionistas around the country.
The show takes place in Brooklyn, New York, where Hannah (Lena Dunham) is two years out of college and still trying to find her place in the world. Luckily, she has honest and down-to-earth friends that love her no matter what. Her best friend and roommate, Marnie (played by Allison Williams, Brian Williams’ daughter) is tall, confident, and beautiful, which is something Hannah aspires to emulate.
What grabbed my attention about the show is the believable settings and situations the girls find themselves in. They are ballsy and witty, but handle problems with class and common sense. The “Girls” aren’t all models-turned-actresses either. They appear to be real women with talent, adding to the unique feel of the show—not to mention how cool each of their personal styles are!
For more information on show times, or to watch full episodes for free, go to http://www.hbo.com/girls/index.html, enjoy Fashionista!
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Can You Sell Your Customers in Zero Seconds?

Two experts say getting right to the point can help boost sales.



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Silicon Valley VCs Perk Up

Inspired by new waves of technology developments and blockbuster deals, VCs are feeling better at the start of 2012.



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Could You Charge 70% More With a Better Business Name?

Is your small business stuck charging low prices for your products or services? The problem might not be what you’re selling. Here’s how one business raised prices by changing its name.



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LinkedIn Fans Rejoice: Your iPad App Has Arrived

The popular business networking site has created an app for Apple’s tablet.



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Green Power: A Low-Cost Boost to Your Brand and Bottom Line

An EPA program offers business owners an easy and relatively inexpensive way to take care of the planet and also improve their image among employees and customers.



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Why Google Drive Won’t Be a Dropbox Killer

An early review of Google’s new cloud storage and syncing service.



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