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Back when "Flying Was Fun" Alexandra Smythe and Cate Clarke were Flight Attendants with a Major International Carrier. Prior to Private Jets coming into vogue, Alexandra and Cate traveled in the First Class World, meeting and greeting the top celebrities, politicians who would become Presidents, nouveau riche, and yes the occasional Headline Grabbing Criminal in Handcuffs!

What the two ladies viewed and experienced became fodder for the School of Flaunt, so much money, such bad taste and oh those terrible manners. Something had to be done! Hence, The School of Flaunt Handbook was born. Read More

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Trash the Dress NOT!

Category: SOF Divas’ Diaries ®  |  Permalink

Published: Sunday, October 13, 2013


Trash the Dress, NOT!

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

"Trash the dress", also known as "fearless bridal" or" rock the frock", is a style of wedding photography that contrasts elegant clothing with an environment in which it is out of place. It is generally shot in the style of fashion or glamour photography. Such photography often takes place on a beach, but other locations include city streets, rooftops, garbage dumps, fields, and abandoned buildings. The woman often wears a ball gown, prom dress or wedding dress, and may effectively ruin the dress in the process by getting it wet, dirty, or, in extreme circumstances, tearing or destroying the garment.

Some sources claim that the trend was originally started in 2001 by Las Vegas wedding photographer John Michael Cooper,[1] however, the idea of destroying a wedding dress has been used in Hollywood symbolically since at least October 1998 when Meg Cummings of the show Sunset Beach ran into the ocean in her wedding dress after her wedding was interrupted.

On 26 August 2012, during a photo shoot at the Ouareau River in Rawdon, Quebec, Canada, Maria Pantazopoulos, a 30-year-old Montreal bride drowned[2] when the dress she was wearing dragged her downstream. The photographer, as well as others, tried to help but were unable to rescue her. Her body was later recovered by a scuba diver.

Is it me, or is this the dumbest idea ever? Imagine spending a dear sum for a beautiful wedding gown and then jumping into the ocean, river or mud stream for a "Photograph"? As seen above in the Wikipedia description, Trashing the Dress can result in Death, by drowning. I won't even go into the "Stupidity" of Burning the Dress! These pictures of Flaming Dresses on the Internet are very disturbing and DANGEROUS!

Please Students, we implore you, Do Not Trash Your Dress for Any Reason! Share your dress with a young bride you cannot afford a lovely gown. Share your Gown with young ladies wishing to go to their Prom. Save your dress for your daughters, nieces, or family and friends, that would love to wear such a beautiful frock.

If you must Waddle in the Mud for the camera, pick an older ensemble and take care you aren't hurt in the fiasco! I cannot believe anyone would pay a photographer for this nonsense!

Some ladies find that Trashing the Dress is an Ode to Divorce. Well, think again. Making a fool of oneself in a photo to hurt your Ex is nothing more than mere sensationalism. Take it down a notch. Act like an adult and get on with your life.

Cate & Alexandra

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