Jenny Packham – Queen of Social Style

Jenny Packam

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Launched in 1988, the Jenny Packham brand and their unique signature style helped to revolutionize the bridal industry, providing it with a much more contemporary perspective. Now, in addition to bridalwear, Jenny Packham also creates ready-to-wear, resort, accessories and lingerie collections, with flagship stores in all of the major fashion capitals of the world. From Angelina Jolie to Kate Hudson to Dita Von Teese to The Duchess of Cambridge, Jenny Packham’s designs have been worn and loved by some of the most talented and influential women of this generation.

Caters to the Everyday Woman
London’s fashion scene is known for its eccentricity and quirkiness, but by staying away from experimental looks, Jenny Packham managed to carve out quite the unique niche for the brand. Packham’s signature floor-length gowns, that each cut a simple yet flattering silhouette, are aimed at the everyday woman. While critics may say that Packham’s designs are ‘safe’, their elegance makes them appropriate for many different occasions, while Packham’s signature detailing, from the cascading beadwork to the intricate embroidery, gives them an edge to stand out from the crowd.

Exceptional Bridalwear
Jenny Packham’s wedding dresses bring in half of the brand’s overall revenue, making them a significant part of the business. Packham discovered that unlike evening wear, occasion and bridalwear were able to hold strong against the recession, leading Packham to form partnerships with bridal companies all over the world, from the US to South Korea to Japan. When it comes to celebrity weddings, Packham has designed quite a few dresses, coming up with brilliant bridal creations for everyone from Liz Hurley to Fearne Cotton to Kim Sears. However, in order to remain accessible to her customers, Packham has recently launched a mini collection featuring nine floor-length gowns that are more affordable thanks to cheaper fabrics. With flowing silhouettes contrasting against contemporary structured shapes, these gowns are going to be extremely sought after for weddings this year.

Models wearing Jenny Packam gowns

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Jenny Packham’s Tips on Choosing a Gown
There are usually many different factors running through a woman’s mind when she is choosing a gown, which is why Packham has come up with a few top tips to help in this situation. Firstly, Packham advises that women keep it simple and try not to stress about the dress too much, as this will add unnecessary pressure. When it comes to choosing a silhouette, pick the era that flatters your body shape the most, such as the Art Deco styles of the 20’s, as this will really help to narrow down your options. Finally, Packham advises that women make an effort to live in the moment. All too often, she comes across customers that want a dress that will still be in style in ten years time. However, this is near to impossible, so rather than trying to contemplate what you may want to be wearing in a decade, live in the moment and choose what works best for you right now.

Packham’s latest collections celebrate style and energy, and, of course, have plenty of Packham’s signature glamor. Jenny Packham’s collections are available all over the world, from Packham’s own flagship stores to other well-known department stores, and can also be easily purchased online.


Our Favorite Classic Beauties – OROGOLD Reviews

Our favorite classic beauties are women whose timeless looks have influenced millions, and are constantly recreated, even today. From gorgeous Hollywood film icons to stunning, leggy supermodels, OROGOLD reviews the most inspirational women whose looks have had a tremendous impact all over the world.

Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie, an American actress and humanitarian, has been cited many times as the world’s most beautiful woman, and it is not hard to see why. After gaining worldwide fame for her portrayal of Lara Croft in Tomb Raider, Jolie quickly went on to become one of the highest paid actresses in Hollywood. Jolie’s relationship with Brad Pitt, and their 6 subsequent children, dominated many media outlets around the world, sky-rocketing her fame even more, and allowing mothers all over the world to relate to her. Jolie’s work with the UN as a Goodwill Ambassador only earned her even more fans, and her piercing eyes and sensual pout never fail to capture everyone’s attention, even when she doesn’t have a single drop of makeup on.

Audrey Hepburn
Audrey Hepburn, a British actress and humanitarian, has been one of the most successful film actresses in the world. Not only is she one of the few entertainers to have won an Oscar, Grammy, Emmy and Tony Award, but she also worked with many notable leading men, including Humphrey Bogart, Cary Grant, Fred Astaire and Henry Fonda. Her classic elfin features have inspired many women that have come after her, with Victoria Beckham being just one celebrity who looks to Hepburn as one of her icons. With her timeless beauty, Hepburn consistently tops beauty polls worldwide, and, even today, her look is regularly replicated in magazines and on catwalks all over the world.

Marilyn Monroe
Even though Marilyn Monroe died over 50 years ago, she still continues to fascinate the public. Voted sexiest woman of the century in 1999, Monroe was an American singer, actress and model. Her breathless voice, platinum curls and hourglass figure have all contributed to making Marilyn Monroe one of the most-loved pop culture icons of all time.

Farrah Fawcett
Born in Texas, Farrah Fawcett was an American actress who rose to fame when she played a private investigator in the Charlie’s Angels TV series. Fawcett soon became the sex symbol of the 70s after an iconic poster, that broke sale records, was published of her in a one piece red bathing suit, and it is still the best selling poster of all time, with over 12 million copies currently in circulation. Her golden feathered hairstyle was copied by many young women in the 70s and 80s, and her dazzling smile and sparkling eyes has ensured that Fawcett’s beauty will never be forgotten.

One thing that our favorite classic beauties have in common is that they will be remembered for years to come, not only for their unforgettable looks, but also for their talent. Not only have they served as icons of true beauty, but they are also role models to millions of women who strive to achieve their classic style and awe-inspiring ambition and confidence.

Inspiring Female Celebrities Over 40

They say that women can do anything that a man can do – even with their eyes closed and in high heels! But it’s not so much about keeping up with our counterparts as it is about making an impact.  The contributions that women have made to the world over the past few centuries are just mind boggling and if our inspirational female celebrities of today are anything to go by, the role and importance in various facets of life is bound to increase over the next few decades.

One of the biggest reasons for the growth and development of women all over the world has been the inspiration offered by female celebrities all over the world. These celebrities are living examples of how to deal with life and fight for survival. OROGOLD celebrates inspiring women by celebrating the achievements of celebrities who represent the OROGOLD woman in various ways. If you’re still wondering what an OROGOLD woman looks like, don’t rely simply on appearances. The OROGOLD woman is not just beautiful on the outside, but on the inside was well. Moreover, the OROGOLD woman is an inspiration to those around her not just by her work, but also by her involvement in the community.

This post celebrates the achievements of some inspiring female celebrities over 40 – individuals who would be the perfect candidates to exemplify the OROGOLD woman – and tries to bring together a few who have made the most difference to countless women all over the world.

Smiling Christie BrinkleyChristie Brinkley

Who Is She

Christie Brinkley is an American model turned actress who became famous all over the world in the late 1970s. She was covered by 3 consecutive Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issues and also spent approximately 25 years as the spokesmodel for CoverGirl. Brinkley also went on to work as a photographer, writer, TV host, and a designer. Her work for human and animal rights as well as her contributions to the conservation of the environment did not go unnoticed either. Today, Brinkley boasts of having enjoyed a career that spanned over more than 3 decades and countless magazines such as Men’s Health, Playboy and Allure, who have all named Brinkley as one of the most attractive women in the world.

Inspirational Achievements

Christie Brinkley is one of those who had her share of ups and downs, but finally managed to come out on top once again. She also managed to maintain her beauty and her looks over the years, a factor which inspired thousands of women to want to age as beautifully as her. She managed to have the longest running contract for any model with CoverGirl ever. She is also a mother and a well known philanthropist. We are most inspired by Brinkley’s positive attitude toward life – she blocks out the negativity of the internet, always has a big smile on her face and makes philanthropy a family affair.

Jamie Lee CurtisJamie Lee Curtis

Who Is She

Jamie Lee Curtis, an American actress and an author, was initially known for her roles in horror movies such as Prom Night, Halloween and The Fog. She also went on to win the Golden Globe award and Bafta award for her performances. Jamie’s biggest asset was her body of work that spanned over various genres. Her books Other Moods That Make My Day and Today I Feel Silly also managed to make it to the bestseller lists in the New York Times. If that wasn’t enough, Curtis also became a celebrated and widely followed blogger for The Huffington Post.

Most Inspirational Achievement

One of the most inspirational aspects about Jamie Lee Curtis was the way she managed to carry out each and every role that she undertook to perfection – be it an actor, an author or a blogger – Jamie Lee Curtis was always known to rank among the very best. However, what inspires her followers the most is that like most famous people, she had her share of ups and downs. And her biggest achievement? She managed to turn her downs into her ups. In fact, Jamie is considered to be one of the best examples of what can be accomplished when you love your body and what it means to love your body the way it is.

Tina FeyTina Fey

Who Is She

Tina Fey is an American actress, producer, writer and comedian who is most popular for her work on shows like Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock and movies like Date Night, Baby Mama and Mean Girls. Fey has managed to amass a personal collection of 8 Emmy Awards, 5 Screen Actors Guild Awards, 2 Golden Globe Awards and 4 Writers Guild of America Awards. Her book Bossypants also managed to top the New York Times Bestsellers List for 5 weeks at a stretch. In the year 2010, Tina was conferred with THE Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, making her the youngest winner of the award.

Most Inspirational Achievement

Tina Fey is one of those actresses who audiences can identify with and feel that she is aging not just beautifully but with authenticity. She is considered to be one of the very best when it comes to aging graciously and her sense of style is envied by countless people all over the world. However, what makes Fey truly inspirational is her work with charities such as Autism Speaks and Mercy Corps. Fey is also known to be a champion of causes aim to eradicate violence against children. Her work for Love Our Children USA is truly commendable.

Angelina JolieAngelina Jolie

Who Is She

Angelina Jolie is an American actress, author, director and screenwriter who is the proud recipient of 2 Screen Actors Guild Awards, 3 Golden Globe Awards and an Academy Award. Jolie was also named Hollywood’s highest paid actress in the years 2009, 2011 and 2013 by Forbes Magazine. Apart from her looks, her lips and her acting skills, Angelina Jolie is also known for her work as a Special Envoy and as the former Goodwill Ambassador for the UNHCR.

Most Inspirational Achievement

Her voluptuous looks have made her a household name across the world. What makes her truly unique is that her aging looks have not managed to diminish her sex appeal, despite the fact that she has had to manage 6 children, an extremely successful movie career and her social work. Winning the Oscar might be great, but becoming the Goodwill Ambassador of the UN in recognition for her social works is what makes Angelina Jolie the epitome of greatness. If this isn’t enough, Angelina Jolie has also been named among the most beautiful women in the world by countless media outlets.

Oprah WinfreyOprah Winfrey

Who Is She

Despite being born into poverty and being raped at the tender age of 9, Oprah Winfrey has managed to become one of the most influential and most admired women in the world. From her world famous talk show to her charity work, this world famous celebrity truly redefines the meaning of the phrase “being inspirational”. Oprah has been named the most successful woman of our times and no one in their right frame of mind could deny this fact. Apart from earning more than $300 million in a single calendar year, Oprah is also known to be the Most Powerful Celebrity in the world. She has launched the careers of countless people such as Dr. Mehmet Oz, Rachael Ray and Dr. Phil McGraw, all of them world famous celebrities in their own right.

Most Inspirational Achievement

What makes Oprah so inspirational and a role model for millions of women around the globe is that her role model status extends way beyond her professional career and into her philanthropic work as well. The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls was launched by Oprah in the year 2007 and it continues to educate underprivileged girls in South Africa. The facility where these girls are taught was also sponsored by Oprah herself.

J.K. RowlingJ.K. Rowling

Who Is She

J.K. Rowling, also known as Joanne “Jo” Rowling is a British novelist who received international fame with her Harry Potter series. She wove the tale of a young wizard and transform him into every child’s fantasy and she did that from a coffee shop. Her books have won countless awards, received recognition all over the world and have become the best selling book series in history. Rowling is particularly known to be popular among children as the one who gave “birth” to Harry Potter, but she is known to be equally inspirational to adults as well.

Most Inspirational Achievement

J.K. Rowling boasts of having the perfect “rags to riches” story. From being a struggling single mother, she managed to become a billionaire author thanks to her works in the epic Harry Potter series, dubbed to be one of the greatest book series of all time. What makes Rowling so unique is that she managed to create her young wizard, who ultimately conquered hearts all over the world, in a coffee shop.