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Business suit care

Fashion

A lot of you who wear suits have requested for an article on how to clean and maintain your suits. The basic rule that must constantly be observed when cleaning your clothes is: READ THE LABEL CARE INSTRUCTIONS.

For instance, there are some clothes that should only be dry cleaned. The attached label on the clothes will indicate whether it should be dry cleaned, machine washed or hand washed.

Islamic dress code

Fashion

Islam instructs both Muslim men and women to dress in a modest way. For women clothing must cover the entire body, only the hands and face may remain visible.

Hopefully, this coming Monday Muslims across the world would be celebrating the Eid ul-Fitr. It is an important event for Muslims across the globe. The name translates into English as the ’festival of breaking of the fast’.

Kwabena Kwabena

Fashion

As tattoos became purely fashion statements and less symbolic of group membership, they have evolved into something wearers sometimes regret or change our minds about because sections of society have still not come to terms with them.

Dorothy Amenuke shows her art at Nubuke (Library photo)

Fashion

An exhibition of works by Dorothy Amenuke, a lecturer in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi, opens at 10.00am on Saturday, June 17 at the Nubuke Foundation, East Legon in Accra.

Dubbed ‘Twists, Turns and Broken Doors’, the exhibition entails amorphous shapes, shapes, screens and rows made up from hand printed jute, hand-made paper, palm fibre, a variety  of threads and netting,  polyester fabrics, scroll-like tapestries and  tubular forms  which she has transformed  through several  iterations and manipulation.

Fashion Forum holds another event

Fashion

A fashion show and display of some exquisite designs heralded the sixth edition of  the Fashion Forum’s quarterly panel discussion programme  at  the British Council Auditorium in Accra.

The event, which brought together mostly professionals and beginners in the fashion industry as well as students, saw graduates from the Fashion and Design Departments of the Radford University College, Accra Technical University, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and the Blue Crest School of Fashion exhibit their latest collections.

The Ghanaian fashion scene is currently being dominated by young dynamic fashion designers who are changing how the public sees and understands Ghanaian fashion.

One such youngster is Ellisha Boie of Boie and Bill Collections, a label he shares with his brother.

Many people get tired showing up for work every day just because they are supposed to.

They go not because they want to, but because they need to put food on the table and keep a roof over their head.

Most people have lost that loving feeling they had for their job and don’t know what to do.

Personal and corporate praise and worship is essential to practical holy living.

Life

The supreme behaviour and lifestyle you must Supreme to love God and genuinely love people. Next, make sure you bask in and totally enjoy divine peace-peace that comes from Christ.

Remember the disciples of Jesus. When Christ was crucified, their world’s caved in. They were confused, frustrated, embarrassed, shamed and extremely afraid.

They locked themselves up behind closed door. But on Resurrection Day Jesus appeared to them, standing in their midst, breathed on them and gave them divine peace. What a great relief, Christ was there for them.

 In whatever situation, the true believer has to look up to Jesus who is there for them. Always bask in His peace. For “thou dost keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on Thee” (Isaiah 26:3).

In addition be thankful. A grateful person is usually a joyous and peaceful person.

 The Bible passage in Colossians Chapter 3 gives the final critical principles to follow in practical holy living (v.16&17):

Continually engage in God’s word

Let the message of Christ dwell in your hearts – regularly meditate on God’s word and memorise it. That is what builds your faith up and directs you in the paths of godliness.

Responsible Bible use – that is read, study, meditate, memorise, and practice or apply God’s word transforms our lives. It makes us more Christ-like.

Teach and counsel with God’s word

After we have first studied God’s word carefully and practiced it in our own lives, we are urged next to teach and counsel each other with God’s word.

“Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives. Teach and counsel each other with all the wisdom he gives. Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts”. (v.16).

The sequence is essential. We see the same sequence in Ezra 7:10, NLT “This was because Ezra had determined to study and obey the law of the LORD and to teach those decrees and regulations to the people of Israel.

Praise and worship

Personal and corporate praise and worship is essential to practical holy living. We exist to bring worship to God. “Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts (v.16). But that’s only part of it.

Every aspect of our lives must worship God. You want a reason for daily and continually praising and thanking God?

Pastor Rick Warren quips, “God wants all of you. God doesn’t want a part of your life. He asks for all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength.

God is not interested in half-hearted commitment, partial obedience and the left overs of your time and money. He desires your full devotion, not little bits of your life”.

Your whole life, every aspect of it, must be worship to God. Pastor Rick Warren continues, “if God never did anything else for you, He would still deserve your continual praise for the rest of your life because of what Jesus did for you on the cross.

“God’s son died for you. This is the greatest reason for worship. Jesus could have saved Himself – but then He could not have saved you.

“For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, so that we could be made right with God through Christ.” 2 Corinthians 5:21, NLT.

Jesus gave up everything so you could have everything. Never again should you wonder what you have to be thankful for”!

Do everything as unto the Lord Jesus: We finally turn to a statement that summarises the guidelines and steps to practical Holy living “And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”(v.17, NIV).

Whatever conduct, behaviour, or action you take in life, do it because of Jesus. Do it such that your action or behaviour will bring honour and glory to the name of Jesus.

Do it such that Christians and others will praise God your Father in Heaven!

 

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Mothers and prospective mothers must learn to eat well so they can stay with us after child birth

Life

Energy needs increase by an average of 300kcal throughout pregnancy. This should be properly adjusted for taking into cognisance factors such as pre-pregnancy weight, activity level and the trimester of pregnancy.

We make choices in life that affect how we feel and think about ourselves

Life

We are all constantly in pursuit of happiness. Every day, we make choices in life that affect how we feel and think about ourselves.

We usually believe we are making good decisions that will bring us closer to a state of well-being. The only problem is that sometimes the choices we make actually increase our anxiety and despair.

Accra Men’s Fashion Week held

Life

These designs graced the runway of the Accra Men’s Fashion Week(AMFW) 2017 held at the Lifestyle Gallery in Accra recently.  

This year’s event which was hash tagged #ManItUp hosted some of the finest and creative men’s wear designers Africa has ever birthed from Ghana, Gambia, Ivory Coast, and Togo among others.

Animals at the Sanctuary get the deserved love

Life

If there is such a place as heaven for farm animals, it must be a lot like Santuario Igualdad Interspecies, an incredible sanctuary for domestic animals destined for slaughter or left for dead.

Here, not only do they get to live in perfect peace and harmony, but they receive all the love and affection they deserve.

Asamoah Gyan: I am not a good father, my family has only 50 per cent of my time

Relationships

Black Stars Captain Asamoah Gyan thinks that he can only become a good father to his family, when he retires from playing football.

In a television interview on the Delay Show, Gyan said his family currently gets about 50 percent of his attention, which he thinks was not enough.

Grateful lovers are more optimistic and build intimacy because gratitude stimulates attraction

Relationships

Human nature is selfish and negatively biased. We tend to focus on what is not working, vividly remember and complain of our failures in relationship instead of counting our blessings.

Being in a relationship should mean having a partner who is also your equal. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case.

When the scales are out of balance, it’s only a matter of time until the relationship is left teetering on the edge of a breakup. If you suspect your partner may be taking advantage of you, it’s time to face the facts.

In the game of attraction, opposite genders usually have their personal preferences of what makes the other attractive. 

Some prefer physical attributes while others prefer traits that are more than skin-deep. Here are some features and traits that women find attractive in men.

Men have revealed the real reason why they cheat on their partners, and it’s not what many women might expect.

Many people assume that cheaters look for a bit on the side because they are bored with their stale relationship, but that may not be the case for most cheaters.

You need endurance to grow your marriage

Relationships

Many people think running a marathon or climbing a mountain is an endurance test but compared to marriage, they are a child’s play.

This is because whereas a marathon or climbing a mountain has a known finish line, marriage is ‘till death do us part’. You never know when it will be over and trying to make it to the finish line is the hardest thing you can ever do.