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One of the colors for this Spring is Lavender, well let’s find some deals then!

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My new fashion blog

April 24, 2011 Leave a comment

Yesterday I opened my new fashion blog called Lime Green Street. Just go to to find it. The goal of it is to notice latest trends, see how other people stay fashionable and get inspired. Every day a new post will appear, so I recommend following my blog with your reader, otherwise, you might miss something. The Moda section of this blog will soon disappear, as I make a full transition to the Lime Green Street.

A Grand Opening of the blog will be announced at a later date.

Bright bag

April 23, 2011 Leave a comment

I already got my lime-green bag, now it is your turn. Let’s make the streets go bright and colorful!

$109, Zara


$250, Banana Republic

$195, DKNY

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Lips: Be Bright!

April 20, 2011 3 comments

This season bright lips are IN. Try red, orange or hot pink, and you will instantly become a fashionista. I, myself, chose red. Take is seriously, though, there are hundreds of pink, red, or orange. You need to find your own red. It took me about an hour to get that ONE red that is mine. If you still don’t have your bright lipstick, now is the time to go on a trip to Sephora!

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Music and Fashion on groupon-like site? Yes!!!

April 18, 2011 Leave a comment

Buy music and clothes Groupon style! It is simple, this website features discounts on Music and Fashion brands. That is it for today’s post. I thought you might want to check it out.

Categories: Learn with me, Marketing

Get your hair right!

April 15, 2011 Leave a comment

Models at Prada Fall 2011 show were wearing this simple silver Goody barrettes. Yeah, I am going to get them for myself to get this innocent fashionable look!

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Braid your hair, be BOLD!

This Spring be BOLD, braid your hair any way you want! Remember, when you were a kid, your mama would do all kinds of things with your hair? Well, go back to your mama and ask her to do it again this Spring for you!

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Kabul Beauty School: An American Woman Goes Behind the Veil

This book is one of my favorites by far. It took me only a day to finish it. I swear I did not eat or sleep until I was done. Deborah Rodriguez writes in a very easy to read fashion. At the same time she portrays characters and situation is such details that the reader lives through that moment with them. Amazing book. Please, read it.

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Making a Big Marketing Splash

This is an article from February 28. Now that it is April 1 we know that it is in fact 3rd place!

Nevada marketing students earned their way to the American Marketing Association International Collegiate Competition in New Orleans.

February 28, 2011
By Claudene Wharton

Colin Kaepernick and Coach AltThe Wolf Pack American Marketing Association chapter at the University of Nevada Reno is a top-10 finalist in the international AMA competition. Pictured front to back, left to right: Sara Klinger, Danielle Ballard, Advisor Igor Makienko, Brittany Haggerty, Geane Mara, Anita Bowers, Joelle Lipsman, Chelsea Hejny, Diana Perazzo, Tim Walenta, Bryan McNutt and Cody Haener. Not pictured: Ryan Johnson. Photo courtesy of Tyler Harding, AMA and Nevada College of Business alumnus.

The student chapter of the American Marketing Association at the University of Nevada, Reno has been named one of the top 10 finalists in the AMA International Collegiate Competition, joining the ranks of students from other institutions such as Carnegie Mellon and Penn State. The AMA team from fellow Nevada System of Higher Education institution University of Nevada, Las Vegas was also named a top-10 finalist, setting the stage for yet another great showdown between the two friendly state rivals.

The Wolf Pack AMA chapter will compete against UNLV and the other eight finalists March 24 in New Orleans, where they will present their marketing plan for Nintendo to a panel of judges chosen by Nintendo. All teams had to target the non-gaming population of the United States, which Wolf Pack team leader Diana Perazzo said wasn’t much of a stretch for her and her teammates.

“Not a single member of our team was an avid game player,” she said, with a grin in her elegant Russian accent. “So, we were part of our own target market.”

The senior marketing major in Nevada’s College of Business is representative of the over-achieving, hardworking personalities of the 12-member team, according to chapter advisor Igor Makienko, assistant professor of marketing.

“They don’t have time to play games – they’re all too busy,” he chuckled.

The team spent a lot of their time conducting research – primary, secondary and focus groups.

“You cannot do anything without research,” Perazzo said. “The more we got to know Nintendo, the more we loved it. It’s a really good company with strong research and marketing. They support good causes and are very profitable.”

“They integrated research throughout their whole plan, not just the research section,” Makienko explained. “They backed up everything they said with research, giving a clear rationale for everything in their plan.”

Perazzo said that the team learned a lot from competing last year, when they finished in the competition’s top 20. Because they didn’t finish in the top 10, they didn’t get to present at the finals, but Perazzo said, “We watched, took notes and learned a lot. I think that’s one reason why we are so strong this year.”

According to Judy Strauss, associate professor of marketing, “I have never seen such high scores from industry professionals in a student competition. It is evidence of the high-quality instruction and real-world applications that our students are learning in our College of Business. We are very proud of them.”

The team scored 95 to 99 points out of 100 from five of the six judges. The sixth judge gave them a score of 87, to which Perazzo reacted with the true spirit of a competitor, “That’s okay. We don’t mind at all. That’s what makes you better and how you learn.”

Perazzo said that with both the Wolf Pack team and the team from UNLV being named top-10 finalists, she feels great pride, commenting, “We all must be getting a very good education here.”

But, she also admits that the friendly intrastate rivalry between the two institutions adds a little additional incentive.

“Seeing UNLV on that list does get my competitive nature going even more. We are Wolf Pack, so now it’s personal and we want to beat them,” she said.

The Wolf Pack team began working on the project the second week of September, meeting twice a week at first, then several days a week, and then every day in December, when the preliminary plan was due.

“Now we get to improve upon our plan, just continue to fine-tune it until the final competition,” Perazzo said, carefully guarding any more specific details of their plan until the actual final competition, as a true competitor would.

Those who wish to support the team’s trip to the competition in New Orleans can attend a Sushi Night at 7 p.m. March 3 in the University’s Joe Crowley Student Union Ballrooms. Admission is $10. Also, the group earns $1 for everyone who joins myEdu for free at this link: For more information on assisting the team, contact Perazzo at 775-378-0297 or

Claudene Wharton is a media relations officer in University Media Relations.

Russian oven

So this is a mix of both history and art. This Russian oven is barely used in Russia now. My grandma used to have one and it was really hard to make it burn and warm the house. Later we got an oil system in that house and it instantly got so much easier. This Russian oven is called “pechka”. You put wood in it and just let it burn! I took a picture of this “pechka” at the Restaurant in Ufa, my hometown. 

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