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Argo (2012): Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin, John Goodman

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The year is 1979 and the President is Jimmy Carter.  On November 4, 1979, an angry mob overtook the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, taking 60 Americans hostage and holding them for 444 days.   Within minutes of  President Ronald Reagan, being sworn into office, the hostages were finally released.

Argo is a film based on a true event during the Iranian crisis, in which six Americans on this terrifying day escaped to the Canadian ambassador's home.   In 1980, CIA and Canada, knowing that it was a matter of time before the six are found and killed choreographed a mission to remove them under the guise of making a "fake" film.  Tony Mendez, Ben Affleck, CIA extraction specialist, leads the charge in orchestrating the mission. The six are frightened of leaving since outside the screaming mob reigns terror with hangings, killing and rampant chaos. Under Mendez persuasive skills, these six Americans obtain new identities with roles in a movie production such as camera man, director etc.…

Fall 2012: The Fashion Icon

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The Fashion Icon in Fall 2012 is at the forefront of this season's glorious apparel designs.  Audrey Hepburn of yesteryear and Catherine, The Duchess ofCambridge are Fashion Icon's promoted prominently in magazines, television, cinema, the Internet, Polyvore and on Pinterest. What makes these two women unique? The gift of communication, a warm smile, manners, exuding self confidence,intelligence and strength.  In today's society civility to others at events or in daily life are aptly forgotten.  The advent of the "mean girl" mentality and rude behavior is crushing the core of societies mores.   Thus, there is a resurgence to instill polite manners, etiquette and kindness combined with refined yet bold feminine apparel.  When a Fashion Icon is in public, every action, every word and every facial expression has impact, is noticed and recorded.  Never will a frown, scowl, a "tell all" book or a scathing interview be splashed forth in the …