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After receiving the advertisement below I decided I needed to write . So, on October 14, 2013 I wrote to krysosandchandi.com to express how I felt about the ad and the model‘s representing or misrepresenting what I felt was something other than selling jewelry. In full disclosure … I added more for this post but the question remains the same.
I have a subscription to Daily Candy and while I enjoy some of the articles, there are times when I find there are or their co-horts go beyond the pale… so to speak. It is with great sadness that the ad plays with skin colour and to be quite honest the jewelry is no longer an issue. I saw only the model’s change of skin colour not the jewelry or the colour of it and why old man winter is to blame for the dark days and whatnot. It is sad, I do not know if others will see this ad or the skin colour changes … make up or otherwise… but skin lightening is a bad practice and using it to play games with the consumer is just as bad. I had… past tense intense issues with my skin and spent months under heat lamps meds to take back control. I love my skin now though it’s not perfect I would never tell my daughters or her friends that lighter brighter whiter is the best for those dark days.  We all know great jewelry makes us feel different emotionally and in some cases jewelry of colour such as gold, sterling silver etc. looks great on different organic skin tones. I understand trying to fix skin problems including hyper-pigmentation but to be told that we should lighten up for those dark days is beyond offensive. If you look at the split photo of a model clearly darker on one side the other lighter with the jewelry being sold does look brighter but it is because the model is clearly lighter, this is a definite misrepresentation of what jewelry does …and sad that it appears to tell women that being dark may be a bad thing.
It’s my opinion
 Thank you for your time
I did not receive a response
However, here it is October 22, 2013 and sadly, I get yet the same advertisement from daily candy and i guess Krysos & Chandi, I will admit the advertisement’s words seem a little different, yet my eyes are drawn to the photos of what looks like one dark skin model and one lighter apparently after putting on jewelry? This time I sent it to some family and friends wondering what other inquiring minds had to say, some thought it was an advertisement for foundation some said it is to provoke and get more clicks. I have been writing about stepping away from skin lighteners and find this to be another self-esteem hurdle to jump over for women. This ad pushed several hot buttons of mine so; I announced I could not buy anything from Krysos & Chandi ever . I sell online but the ads are clear lest we talk about the fact that lighter brighter whiter does not always improve your social status … right?
Anyway, look below … what say you
“Surely you can feel Old Man Winter breathing down your neck.Delay the inevitable black cloud (of clothes) with bright pieces by Brooklyn-based designer Avneet Basi.The FIT grad’s love of ancient jewelry opulence led her to launch Krysos + Chandi, a made-to-order line of bracelets, rings, earrings, and necklaces that add pop to even the darkest ensembles.Spice up your weekly sweater rotation with the tassel bangle (spun with silver, gold, and colored cotton) in maroon, navy, and neon; a necklace of the same design brings new life to your favorite tee.Basi’s sterling silver and gold-plated brass Trikona rings, set with green onyx and amethyst stones, put puzzle skills to the test; daring bijou builders can stack until nail beds interfere.Go ahead, fall for it.Available at krysosandchandi.com, $28-$165.”
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krysos + chandi!Photos: Courtesy of Krysos + Chandi 

the Senate considered &passed HR4275 ~~ CONGRESS ~~ the House considers HR1459 ~~


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The Senate stands adjourned until 9:30am on Thursday, March 27, 2014.

Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 10:30am with the Majority controlling the first half and the Republicans controlling the final half.

 Following morning business, the Senate will proceed to the consideration of H.R.4152, the Ukraine bill. The time until noon will be equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees.

 At noon, there will be up to 3 roll call votes:

–        Adoption of the Menendez-Corker substitute amendment #2867

–        Passage of H.R.4152, as amended, if amended, and

–        Confirmation of Executive Calendar #689 Maria Contreras-Sweet, to be Administrator of the Small Business Administration.

 During Wednesday’s session, cloture was filed on the motion to proceed to H.R.3979, the legislative vehicle for the Unemployment Insurance Compensation Extension and on Executive Calendar #573, John B. Owens, of CA, to be US Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit. Under the rule, the first cloture vote would occur Friday morning; it is possible one or both could be moved to Thursday.

At 12:00pm, the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on Menendez-Corker substitute amendment to H.R.4152, Ukraine;

Agreed to: 98-2

The Senate passed H.R.4152, as amended, if amended (Ukraine) by voice vote.

The Senate confirmed Executive Calendar #689 Maria Contreras-Sweet, to be Administrator of the Small Business Administration, by voice vote.

By consent, at 1:45pm today, the Senate will proceed to a cloture vote on Executive Calendar #573, John B. Owens, of CA, to be US Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit that and then, notwithstanding rule 22, the Senate will proceed to vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to H.R.3979.

 

Further, if cloture is invoked on the Owens nomination, all post cloture time will be considered expired at 5:30pm, Monday, March 31st, and the Senate will proceed to vote on confirmation of the Owens nomination. Upon disposition of the Owens nomination, the Senate resume Legislative Session and, if cloture is invoked on the motion to proceed to H.R.3979, then all post-cloture time be considered expired and the Senate proceed to consideration of the  bill.

 

Following the cloture vote on motion to proceed to H.R.3979 today, there will be 2 minutes for debate equally divided prior to a vote on confirmation of Confirmation of Executive Calendar #700, Mathew H. Tueller, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Yemen.

 

There is still hope that we reach an agreement on the SGR legislation today. Another message will be sent if and when any agreement is reached.

 

1:45pm Thursday:

–          Cloture on Cloture on Executive Calendar #573, John B. Owens, of CA, to be US Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit

–          Cloture on motion to proceed to H.R.3979, the legislative vehicle for the Unemployment Insurance extension

–          Confirmation of Executive Calendar #700, Mathew H. Tueller, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Yemen (expect a voice vote)

 

5:30pm Monday:

–          Confirmation of Owens nomination

–          Adoption of MTP to H.R.3979, UI

2:10pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to H.R.3979, the legislative vehicle for the Unemployment Insurance extension;

1:48pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #573, John B. Owens, of CA, to be US Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit;

Invoked: 54-44

Executive Calendar #700, the nomination of Mathew H. Tueller, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Yemen, was confirmed by voice vote.

 

The Senate has reached an agreement to vote on passage of the SGR bill on Monday, March 31, with a 60-affirmative vote point of order. We expect a Republican to raise a Budget point of order against the bill prior to the vote on passage.

 

As a result of this agreement beginning at 5:30pm on Monday, March 31, there would be 3 roll call votes and 1 voice vote. Those would be on the following:

 

–          Confirmation of Executive Calendar #573, John B. Owens, of CA, to be US Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit (majority vote threshold);

–          Motion to waive applicable budget points of order with respect to H.R.4302, Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (SGR/Doc Fix) (60-vote threshold);

–          Passage of H.R.4302,  Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (SGR/Doc Fix) (60-vote threshold); and

–          Adoption of the motion to proceed to H.R.3979, the legislative vehicle for the Unemployment Insurance extension (voice vote expected)

The agreement is as follows:

Following Leader remarks on Monday, March 31st, the Senate proceed to the consideration of H.R.4302, which was received from the House and is at the desk; that there be no amendments or motions in order to the bill with the exception of budget points of order and the applicable motions to waive; that the time until 5pm be equally divided between the two Leaders, or their designees, for debate on the bill; that notwithstanding the previous order, following the vote on confirmation of the Owens nomination on Monday, March 31st, the Senate resume consideration of H.R.4302, the bill be read a third time and the Senate proceed to vote on passage of the bill; that the bill be subject to a 60 affirmative vote threshold; finally, that upon disposition of H.R.4302, the Senate proceed to vote on the motion to proceed to H.R.3979, as provided under the previous order.

WRAP UP

Roll Call Votes

1)     Adoption of the Menendez-Corker substitute amendment #2867 to H.R.4152, the Ukraine bill; Agreed to: 98-2

2)     Cloture on Executive Calendar #573, John B. Owens, of CA, to be US Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit; Invoked: 54-44

3)     Cloture on motion to proceed to H.R.3979, the legislative vehicle for the Unemployment Insurance extension; Invoked: 65-34

 

Additional Legislative items

Passed H.R.4152, the Ukraine bill, as amended by voice vote.

 

Adopted S.Res.400, recognizing the 50th anniversary of the Great Alaska Earthquake, which struck the State of Alaska at 5:36pm on Good Friday, March 27, 1964, honoring those who lost their lives in the Great Alaska Earthquake and associated tsunamis, and expressing continued support for research on earthquake and tsunami prediction and mitigation strategies.

 

Passed S.2183, U.S. international news programming to Ukraine and neighboring regions.

 

Discharged the Judiciary committee and adopted S.Res.395, designating the month of April 2014 as “Military and Veterans Caregiver Month.”

 

Additional Executive items

Confirmed Executive Calendar #689 Maria Contreras-Sweet to be Administrator of the Small Business Administration by voice vote.

 

Confirmed Executive Calendar #700, Mathew H. Tueller to be Ambassador to the Republic of Yemen by voice vote.

 

Discharged the Commerce committee and confirmed PN1059, Kathryn B. Thomson to be General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Transportation.

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Last Floor Action:
9:20:04 A.M. – The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.

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