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Sheppard — Kilpatrick

Le 19 October 2015, 09:12 dans Humeurs 0

Taylor Noel Sheppard of Pink Hill and William Robert Kilpatrick of Kenansville were united in marriage at 4 p.m. Oct. 10, 2015, at Beulaville Baptist Church. Pastor Bartley Wooten was the officiating minister.

Escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents, the bride is the daughter of Johnnie D. Sheppard and Danita W. Sheppard of Pink Hill. She is the granddaughter of the late Lewis George and Kathleen T. Whaley who lived in Beulaville; Catherine S. Sheppard of Pink Hill and the late Johnnie Sheppard.

A graduate of ECU College of Nursing, she is a registered nurse at Vidant Duplin Hospital in Kenansville.

The groom is the son of William Robert Kilpatrick and Regina A. Kilpatrick of Kenansville. He is the grandson of Sudie Arnette of Kenansville and the late James Arnette; Eva Kilpatrick Ketelsleger of Kenansville and the late David John Kilpatrick.

A graduate of James Sprunt Community Colleg, he is a farm manager with Kilpatrick Farms.

Following a wedding trip to Riviera Maya, Mexico, the couple resides in Kenansville.

The bride wore an off the shoulder silk dupioni gown by Lea Ann Belter of Toronto featuring a delicate scooped bateau neckline with sheer French Alencon lace. A band of pleating at the waist and a deep V-back added a graceful elegance that swept into a silk dupioni full A-line skirt with back pleating detail. The bride’s custom full length veil was created with lace from her mother’s wedding gown. She carried a bouquet of garden roses, white lisianthus, dahlias, and hypericum berries wrapped with satin ribbon and adorned with her late grandmother’s broach.

The bride’s sister, Mollie Sheppard Rouse of Pink Hill served as matron of honor.

Maid of honor was Laura Elizabeth Sheppard, sister of the bride of Chapel Hill.

Bridesmaids included Kayla Noel Kilpatrick and Robin Kilpatrick Mewborn, sisters of the groom of Kenansville; Molly Pollock Turner of Albertson; and Jodi Catherine Willoughby of Kinston. Honorary bridesmaid was Madison Claire Sholar, cousin of the bride, of Beulaville.

Flower girls were Eliza Kate Rouse of Pink Hill and Layla Grace Mewborn of Kenansville, nieces of the bride and groom.

The groom’s father served as his son’s best man.

Groomsmen included Wesley Alexander Mewborn of Kenansville, brother-in-law of the groom; Willard Joel Rouse of Pink Hill, brother-in-law of the bride; Brian Lee Baker of Wilmington; Thomas Brewer Whitfield, cousin of the bride of Pink Hill; and Dennis Lee Graham Jr. of Kenansville. Honorary groomsmen was the bride’s cousin, Mason Lewis Sholar of Beulaville.

Ring carriers were Madelyn Stokes Rouse of Pink Hill and Macy Faith Mewborn of Kenansville, nieces of the bride and groom.

Wedding music was provided by Gloria Wallace Edwards, pianist; violinist Miranda Hill Wiggins; and vocalist, Sarah Hroza Wilson.

The wedding was directed by Judy Smith Hunter. Register and program attendants were Lesley Cierra Matos and Madison Claire Sholar, respectively.


Following the ceremony the parents of the bride hosted a reception at David’s Chapel at Duplin Winery. Greeting guests were the bride’s cousins, Carolyn and Tom Whitfield and Kimberly W. Bowles.

On April 18, an “I do” barbecue and engagement party was given by the Tom Whitfield and Johnnie D. Sheppard families at Maxwell’s Mill in Pink Hill.

On Aug. 9, a wedding shower was hosted by Kenansville Baptist Church friends.

On Aug. 22, a “Wedding Fiesta” was hosted by family and friends at the home of Lori and Henry Noble in Pink Hill.

On Sept. 22, a bridal shower was hosted by Daphne J. Pollock, Becky A. Smith, Henrietta S. Sheppard, Ginny P. Moody, and Molly P. Turner at the Pollock home in Kinston.

On Oct. 9, a bridal luncheon was given by Debra W. Sholar and Andra B. Whaley, aunts of the bride at the Chelsea Restaurant in New Bern. Later that evening, a rehearsal dinner was given by the parents of the groom at The Bistro at Duplin Winery in Rose Hill.Read more at: |

If you saw THAT dress as white, your brain was working overtime

Le 16 October 2015, 08:21 dans Humeurs 0

Is white and gold or blue and black? Photos / Supplied (Photo:formal dresses uk)

It was the dress that nearly broke the internet, with millions of people claiming they could only see white and gold lace while the rest of the world was convinced it was black and blue.

Now scientists think they have solved the problem of why so many people swore black was white.

After placing volunteers in an MRI scanner and asking them to look at the image, they noticed subtle changes in how the brain was functioning.

People who saw the dress as white and gold had extra activity in the front and parietal areas of the brain which is particularly important in visual perception, mental reasoning and selective attention.

Their brains, in other words, were trying to make sense of the image, leading them to take an extra mental step and believe that the blue colour was a shadow on a white dress.

"These results expand our knowledge of illusion processing in the brain," said Professor Tobias Schmidt-Wilcke of the University Clinic Bergmannsheil in Bochum, Germany.

The bodycon Roman Originals dress illusion baffled the world when it was posted on Twitter in February and retweeted by pop superstar Taylor Swift.

The dress was blue with black lace but because colour is simply a perception made by the brain when light hits the retina, it can look different to other people.Read more at:mermaid prom dresses

79% Of Models At The Spring/Summer 2016 Shows Were White

Le 14 October 2015, 08:11 dans Humeurs 0

A report into the diversity of models walking the runway at the spring/summer 2016Fashion Weeks has revealed that 79.4% of the models were white.

Chelsey Jay of Models Of Diversity, told HuffPost UK Style she was saddened but not surprised by the finding.

"It truly is disappointing that year after year the fashion industry continues to prove that it may be current in terms of looks on the runway, but is not current when it comes to its old fashion, dated vision on inclusion," said Jay.

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"It is so damaging to society that the industry still allows for white dominance on the runway.

"People being fed this in media will, without even realising it, in their mind place people of colour on a lower platform then white people, because that is what is being filtered to them as 'the norm' with this disgraceful tokenistic injustice."

Business of Fashion (BoF) looked at a "representative sample" of catwalk shows this September and surveyed 117 key shows from New York, London, Milan and Paris Fashion Weeks.

They found that of the 3,875 model bookings made during these four weeks, only 797 were "models of colour" (categorised as black, Asian, non-white Hispanic and "other" - including those of Indian and Middle Eastern descent).

Black models were the highest represented minority, accounting for 10.2% of bookings, followed by Asian models at 6.5%, "other" models at 2.3% and Hispanic models at 1.6%.

BoF points out that this is actually an improvement over last season, - albeit a very small one - when 80% of the models walking the runways were white.

This finding will come as little surprise to many who attended the shows, but will hopefully serve as a reminder to the people booking the models that the audience is taking note of the lack of diversity.

During London Fashion Week HuffPost UK Style reporter Rosy Cherrington spoke to attendees to ask their opinions on the amount of diversity (or lack of it) on the runway and discovered it was an issue many people felt strongly about.

As HuffPost UK executive editor Poorna Bell said: "Surely the whole point about catwalk shows which is to inspire, transcend and turn fashion into art that literally walks, is that it should not be tethered or affected by something like the colour of a person's skin?

"The main barrier to change is people giving excuses as to why this is and continuing to hide behind them.

"Because honestly, in this wonderfully diverse age, when people from all colours, sizes and orientations move more freely in the world, and when you have someone as respected as Naomi Campbell who has been modeling since the 80s saying this isn't right, then what excuse really is there to not change?"

The latest Business of Fashion figures may show there's still a lot of work to be done for Fashion Weeks to fully embrace diversity, however HuffPost blogger and image researcher Lou Mensah believes there is cause to be optimistic:

"Although the BoF report indicates that there may be some way to go, I think that the diversity innovation process has begun," she says.

"The debate surrounding diversity is increasing each season, and it is crucial that the fashion industry keeps up by reflecting more than one narrow aspirational body and skin type as the ideal.

"Let's remain positive. Change takes time, but I am hopeful that with passionate trailblazers within the diversity movement continuing to work hard to highlight the need for change, I think that we will see a truer reflection of society on the catwalks in the near future."Read more at:short prom dresses

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