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Hyosung Wins Court Case
South Korean textile firm Hyosung has won the court case against
rival Asahi Kasei Fibers over the latter’s patented spandex technology according to a Hyosung legal representative.
Asahi Kasei had accused Hyosung of infringing the technology with its spandex products.
However, the Seoul Central District Court ruled against Asahi on the grounds that there were manufacturing differences in the company’s
operations, said law firm Lee & Co.
The firm added: "Hyosung should now be able to refocus on boosting their operations in the global market."
The Bra Bag
Japanese women who don't indulge in the national passion of buying designer bags and who care about the environment may soon have an alternative -- their bra.
A lingerie maker, in a bid to discourage Japanese from using plastic bags unveiled a bra whose cup padding unfolds to become a handheld shopping bag.
Lingerie maker Triumph has regularly designed bras aimed at drawing attention to social issues and to raise its own profile. Last year it unveiled a bra that can be heated in a microwave so as to help save on indoor heating costs.
The "Bra Rangers" -- named in a nod to the television characters that morph into superheroes -- come with matching underwear whose pocket has the inscribed message, "No more plastic bags!"
The bra-turned-bag is made of polyester fiber created through recycling. The bra straps can be tied onto the bag as ribbons.
Japanese shops hand out some 30 billion plastic bags per year, of which nearly a third of them are thrown away without being reused, said Triumph.
Few businesses, faced with tough competition, will risk alienating customers by not handing out bags, Triumph International Japan Ltd. said.
"In this context, what deserves the most attention is the significance of each and every customer understanding the importance of not using plastic bags," it said in a statement.
Triumph said it had sought a patent for the eco-bra, although it has no plans for now to put it on general sale.
Moss Wins British
Fashion Awards' Model
of the Year
In a spectacular comeback, supermodel Kate Moss won the British Fashion Awards' Model of the Year title in London. The honor was a far cry from the brickbats the model received one year ago, when pictures of her snorting cocaine, published a newspaper, threatened to put an end to her illustrious career.
A glittering ceremony was organized at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London to honor the 32-year-old model and other winners – Fashion Designer of the Year Giles Deacon, Best New Designer Marios Schwab, Accessory Designer of the Year Stuart Vevers and Red Carpet Designer of the Year Vivienne Westwood. Westwood collected Moss' award on her behalf.
“Kate Moss is a fashion icon and, without doubt, one of the most prolific models in the industry. She has now been modeling for over 15 years and remains at the top of her game,” the British Fashion Council said, explaining its decision to honor Moss. Westwood agreed. “I love Kate. She is true to whatever she believes in. She is absolutely brilliant,” the punk designer said while accepting the award for Moss.
Jerzy Niedojadlo, Patricia Adolph and Stephanie
stand behind the massage oils by Sensually Wicked.
Giovanni D'Amico holds up a turquoise lace nightie by
Tamara Watson is holding Jola babydoll by Passion Spice.
Gene Bicker is holding a bra and panty set by Elila who now
offers bras up to 50L. firstname.lastname@example.org
In the Montelle Intimates booth, Voula Koumoutsakis and Linda
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Alexandra Garrido holds up one of the many sexy outfits by
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Jane Hall stands in front of her beautiful
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Stephen Berzan is holding up garments by Nilimili, which is
a new seamless microfiber with a wrap around print.
Karen Soto is modeling Bust Free, while David Blacklock is
holding up one of the cups. Bust Free has no adhesives, but
is held in place by
Amanda Zegaib holds up the mini body briefer by Ladybelt.
Terry Krchov and Michele Krchov hold up a bra by Rien.
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A young man named John received a parrot as a gift. The parrot had a bad attitude and an even worse vocabulary. Every word out of the bird's mouth was rude, obnoxious, and laced with profanity. John tried and tried to change the bird's attitude by consistently saying only polite words, playing soft music, and anything else he could think of to "clean up" the bird's vocabulary.
Finally, John was fed up, and he yelled at the parrot. The parrot yelled back. John shook the parrot, and the parrot got angrier and even ruder. John, in desperation, threw up his hand, grabbed the bird, and put him in the freezer.
For a few minutes the parrot squawked and kicked and screamed. Then suddenly there was total quiet. Not a peep was heard for over a minute. Fearing that he'd hurt the parrot, John quickly opened the door to the freezer.
The parrot calmly stepped out onto John's outstretched arms and said "I believe I may have offended you with my rude language and actions. I'm sincerely remorseful for my inappropriate transgressions and I fully intend to do everything I can to correct my rude and unforgivable behavior."
John was stunned at the change in the bird's attitude. As he was about to ask the parrot what had made such a dramatic change in his behavior, the bird continued, "May I ask what the turkey did?"
Katie's Shopping Spree
Katie Holmes is getting a fabulous Armani gown for her wedding — and looks like what she’ll be wearing under that gown won’t be too shabby, either.
The bride-to-be went to Le Bra Lingerie in West Hollywood and spent more than $3,000 on lacy
under things, more than $1,000 of which was for a “bridal collection” set.
Among the purchases: a Chantilly lace bridal collection, reports a source. Among the goodies: a bra that cost $440, a $340 thong, a garter belt for $220, and silk stockings that went for $95 — for a total of $1,190.
Additionally, Holmes picked out a silk nightgown with a matching robe trimmed with ostrich feathers that set her back $620, a lace bra with Swarovski crystals for $380 and matching thong with crystals for $175, as well as two sets of silk pajamas and matching robes at $425 each.
Using Lingerie to Sell...
Selling coffins is usually a somber affair but not for this Italian coffin maker who promotes coffins with a calendar full of lingerie-clad women draped over the company's line of product.
All they need now is a Chippendale's version for the ladies.
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Try these get-aways..
Cayman Apts. for Rent
or = Rent
a Cabin in the Country
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