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Local spa wins Prime Minister’s Award

Fee, fie, faux pas!

‘Sacred Legacy’ photo exhibit

Dream Great wins JJ Market Talent competition

Local spa wins Prime Minister’s Award

Mr. Pakin Ployphicha, Oasis Spa’s president, received the Prime Minister Award for Most Recognized Service Provider by Foreign Patrons from General Surayud Chulanont, The Prime Minister. The Award ceremony was held on 19 Sep 2007 at The Royal Government House, Bangkok.

Chiangmai’s luxurious Oasis day spa received the 2007 Prime Minister’s Award in the Best Service Provider sector as the Most Recognized Service by Foreign Patrons. The company presidents, Khun Pakin Ployphicha and Khun Toby Allen, were honored on September 19, 2007 at the Royal Thai Government House. Oasis Spa was privileged to be chosen over many highly qualified health spas and other exceptional service providers across Thailand. The Prime Minister of Thailand honored Oasis Spa for their amazing record of satisfied customers from across the world. He praised the company for its quality of service, attention to social responsibilities, style of management, and its skillful marketing efforts.

 

Fee, fie, faux pas!

Dressing up and down in Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai trend tracker
Your make-up is applied, your hair is styled, and you’re ready to go. But wait... There’s nothing that can spoil your look more than a conspicuous fashion faux pas. What’s a fashion faux pas you ask? Well, over here you’ll find top fashion mistakes and blunders you may have noticed on other people.
You haven’t committed them yourself, right? Think again. These fashion faux pas are visible, and can completely ruin a perfectly good outfit. Have a look around; these blunders are more common than you think. Many of these can be applied to men as well as women.
“OVERSIZE-em” NOT!
In a word - sloppy. Unless you are a hip hop artist, it’s not the right look. Wearing baggy clothes can add pounds. Clothes that are too small accentuate unsightly bulges. Choose clothes that fit your body. This might take some experimentation by mixing and matching certain cuts and styles until you find the right fit for your body that is flattering. Don’t buy anything thinking that it will be “just right” if you lose weight.
Tip: Look good now. If the size tag bothers you, cut it off!
TOO MUCH JEWELRY
A pair of embellished earrings; a funky necklace; some bangles; a few rings; maybe a brooch. That is way too much jewelry for you, and for your outfit. So if you don’t want to look like an ornament, keep it simple!
Tip: A thin, fine necklace and a pair of earrings is enough. If you decide for a pair of big, adorned earrings, keep it simple by wearing a few rings or a bracelet or two with that, but stay away from the necklace. Just know your limits.
HE MUST HAVE BORROWED HIS SON’S CLOTHES
Men should pay attention to what fits correctly, but avoid wearing trendy clothes. Trendy clothes just make him look like he is hanging onto his youth, and more importantly, make him look like he hasn’t found himself. And by that I am referring to men over 40 wearing really baggy jeans with their underwear visible for everyone to see. Nightmare!
Tip: He can still wear flattering, stylish jeans and t-shirts, but just differently. Stick with classics—it doesn’t have to mean boring.
UNFLATTERING COLORS
That beautiful blue cashmere shirt you found on sale might be really tempting, but if it makes you look ill it’s no bargain. The colors you wear should compliment your natural features such as your eye color, skin tone and body shape. Keep this in mind when putting your look together.
Tip: Dark colored clothing, light colored shoes or vice versa. Keep your clothing and shoes in the same color family. White and black go with anything, but don’t make the mistake of mismatching light and dark colors.
BLARING DESIGNER LABELS
This is a personal pet peeve of mine. I don’t want to be a walking advertisement and neither should you. It’s not a sophisticated look. Just because you are wearing a designer’s name on your chest, sleeve, or wherever, doesn’t make you stylish.
Tip: It’s not about what you wear but how you wear it. Keep it understated and simple.
NOVELTY TIES, SHIRTS, BOXER SHORTS, ETC.
Just say NO. There is nothing lasting about novelty clothing nor does it project a stylish, put together image. Leave the smiley faces, hearts, reindeer, shamrocks, animal and various other prints on the racks of the store where you found them.
Tip: You’ll probably just end up looking silly. Don’t tell us we didn’t warn you!
SNEAKERS WITH EVERTHING
Sure, we all want to be comfortable in our shoes, but it’s not wise to always wear sneakers with everything from skirts, to jeans, to Capri’s. A lot of people like to wear sneakers with a jean skirt, and that’s completely fine, as long as you don’t do it all the time. It’s a comfy sporty look, but you can make it classy and sexy.
Tip: Invest in wedges or high heels. Always in sneakers equals BORING, and it’s tasteless. Spice up your outfits with a pair of HOT stilettos. Guys, your grandmother would have told you this, but you forgot to ask. If you can only spend money on one fabulous wardrobe item, buy great shoes.
FINDING YOUR STYLE
You’ve probably come across styles that look great on you. It the style is classic, you’re in luck. Some fashions such as turtlenecks never loose popularity. If the style is trendy, enjoy it for the moment, but don’t toss it out when the trend ends. Fashion trends have a tendency to come back in style, so you can dig it out and wear it again if you haven’t experienced any major weight fluctuations.
Tip: Find a style that suits you and stick with it!
The next time you look at yourself in front of the mirror – don’t worry about how terrible/fat/thin you look. Instead, work on yourself by paying attention to your body and yourself. Appreciate the pleasures your body can provide by dispelling myths that there is such a thing as a perfect body/person. Acceptance to what is instead of longing for what is not.
Remember, fashion is all about you.


‘Sacred Legacy’ photo exhibit

The Counselor for Public Affairs Anne S. Casper, Consul General of U.S. Consulate General Chiang Mai Michael K. Morrow and Associate Dean of the Faculty of Architecture, Chiang Mai University (CMU), Dr. Sant Suwatcharapinun presided over the opening of the “Sacred Legacy: Edward S. Curtis and the North American Indian” photo exhibition at Chiang Mai’s Lanna Architecture Center. The event was attended by CMU architecture lecturers and students, cultural representatives, and staff of the Lanna Architecture Center and U.S. Consulate General Chiang Mai.
At the beginning of the ceremony, Bangkok Consular Associate Faith Shehane delivered a Native American prayer. The exhibit building, which is more than 100 years old created the perfect atmosphere for the opening and viewing of the exhibition.
The exhibit illustrated the broad and extraordinary diversity among the North American tribes and pays homage to the famed photographer Edward S. Curtis. This unique exhibit was displayed at the Lanna Architecture Center.


Dream Great wins JJ Market Talent competition

The musical band named Dream Great won the September talent competition held at JJ Market. The final competing round is to be held on October 12 at 8pm. The semi finals which will include the runners up from each previous month will be held on November 9. The Grand Final is scheduled for December 4 at 8pm.
The battle of the bands talent competition is simulcast on TITS radio.

The September winner Dream Great accept a check for 5000 baht and a chance to compete in the finals in December.



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