Saturday, December 19, 2015

The Chilling Prophecies of Baba Vanga (The Blind Prophetess)

Dubbed the female Nostrodamus, Baba Vanga has seen the future and foretold the fates that will befall the world. Many have already happened. Many more chilling, fascinating are awaiting fruition.

This humble woman was born in Macedonia. She was a premature baby who suffered with numerous health issues. When she was a young girl, her mother died while her father was fighting for the Bulgarian army during World War II. 

Mostly raised by a neighbor, she loved playing games about healing and from there her passion was born. 

Vanga managed to cheat death several times. One day, a tornado struck and poor Vanga was seized by the turbulent winds and hurled into a field. When she was found, she was in extreme pain. Her eyes were covered in dirt and dust and she could not open them. Attempts to heal her failed and Vanda became blind. In 1939 she caught pleurisy and everyone was certain she would die. Instead, she healed very quickly. 

Despite the fact she was blind, Vanga could see into the future and her predictions were more often then not, highly accurate. Word spread of her ability and many came to see her seeking answers for missing relatives in the aftermath of World War II. Before long, her predications became famous, as did she. 

Vanga even dreamed of her own death. She predicted she would die on August 11, 1996 and would be buried two days later. And this in fact came true. She died of breast cancer and was buried on the exact dates she predicted. Humble and poor all her life, great dignitaries and large crowds attended her funeral.   

Like those of Nostrodamus, her predictions have been recorded. 

Here are some of her predictions that have come true already:


In the 1950's, she foresaw global warming and the 2004 Tsunami.
“Cold regions will become warm … and volcanoes will awaken. A huge wave will cover a big coast covered with people and towns, and everything will disappear beneath the water.”
“Everything will melt, just like ice.”
In 1989 she predicted the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on New York’s Twin Towers:  "Horror, horror! The American brethren (twin towers)will fall after being attacked by the steel birds (hijacked passenger planes). The wolves will be howling in a bush (US president George Bush) and innocent blood will gush.”
In 1980 she predicted the sinking of Russian nuclear submarine the Kursk in 2000. She saw the crew die horrible deaths over several days while international rescue crews tried in vain to retrieve the vessel from the depths of the ocean. Until the tragedy, people assumed the “Kursk” Vanga referred to was the Russian city the Kursk was named for. Her exact predication was: "At the turn of the century, in August of 1999 or 2000, Kursk will be covered with water, and the whole world will be weeping over it.”
Vanga predicated the election of Barack Obama, stating that the 44th president of the United States would be African American, but she also warned that he would be the “last US president”. Only time will tell what that truly means. 

Here is a more complete list of the many predictions to come. Chilling, fascinating, and truly amazing!


2010 – World War III. War will begin in November 2010 and end in October 2014. Will begin as usual, then nuclear will be used initially, and then chemical weapons.
2011 – As a result of the fallout of nuclear fallout in the northern hemisphere, there will not be any animals or vegetation. Then Muslims will wage war against chemical surviving Europeans.
2014 – Most people will suffer skin cancer and other skin diseases (a consequence of chemical warfare). 
2016 –Muslims” will invade Europe, which will “cease to exist” as we know it. The ensuing campaign of destruction will last years, driving out populations and leaving the entire continent “almost empty”. Europe almost lonely (empty).

2018 – New China becomes a world power. Developing countries in turn will be operated from exploiters.
2023 – A little bit of change in the Earth’s orbit.
2025 – The population of Europe will reach almost zero. Europe still little settled.
2028 – A new energy source will be created (probably a controlled thermonuclear reaction). Hunger is gradually being overcome. A manned spacecraft is successfully launched to Venus in order to find new energy sources. 
2033 – The polar ice are melting. World water levels will rise as the polar ice caps melt (this is already happening).
2043 – The world economy is thriving. In Europe, Muslims rule. Europe’s transformation into an Islamic caliphate is complete. Rome is named the capital. The world’s economy thrives under Muslim rule.
2046 – Bodies (organs) can be manufactured (cloning?). Replacing the bodies is becoming one of the best methods of treatment.
2066 – During the attack on the Muslim Rome, the United States used a new kind of weapon – the climate. The sharp cooling (instant freezing). America will use a new climate change weapon for the first time in a bid to retake Rome and bring back Christianity.
2076 – Classless Society - Communism will return to Europe and the rest of the world.
2084 – The restoration of nature. It will be reborn
2088 – A new disease – aging for a few seconds!
2097 – The rapid aging defeated.
2100 – Artificial sun illuminates the dark side of the Earth. Man-made sun illuminates the dark side of the planet (This is already in place - beginning in 2008, scientists have been working on creating an artificial sun using nuclear fusion technology).
2111 – People become living robots.
2123 – The war between small nations. Big nations do not intervene.
2125 – Hungary will receive signals from space.
2130 – Colony under water (with the help of sympathetic councils or aliens).
2164 – Animals turn half-human.
2167 – A new religion.
2170 – Major global drought.
2183 – A colony on Mars becomes a nuclear power, and demands independence from the Earth (like when – the United States from England).
2187 – Two major volcanoes will be successfully stopped from erupting. 
2195 – Sea Colony fully developed, abundant energy and food.
2196 – Complete mixing of Asians and Europeans.
2201 – Temperatures drop as the sun’s thermonuclear processes slow down.
2221 – In the search for extraterrestrial life, humanity comes into contact with something terrible.
2256 – Spacecraft forgotten to Earth brings a terrible new disease.
2262 – Planets gradually change their planetary orbit. Mars is threatened by comets.
2271 – Restart physical constants are changed. (Laws of physics changed?)
2273 – Mixing yellow, white and black races. New race.
2279 – Power from nothing (probably from a vacuum or a black hole).
2288 – Travel back in time (Time Travel invented?). New contacts with aliens.
2291 – The sun cools. Attempts were being made to light it again.
2296 – Powerful eruption on the Sun will change the force of gravity. Beginning to fall old space stations and satellites.
2299 – In France, guerrilla movement against Islam.
2302 – New important laws and secrets of the universe revealed.
2304 – Secrets of the Moon revealed.
2341 – Something terrible will approach Earth from space.
2354 – An accident on one of the artificial suns will result in more drought.
2371 – The great famine.
2378 – A new fast-growing race.
2480 – Two artificial suns will collide and leave the earth in the dark / twilight.
3005 - There will be a war on Mars. It will change/violate the trajectory of the planet.
3010 – A comet will hit Moon. A ring / zone of stones and dust will encircle the earth. 
3797 – By this time on Earth killed all life, but mankind will be advanced enough and able to lay the foundations for a new life in another stellar system. 
3803 – A new planet is populated by little. Fewer contacts between people. Climate new planet affects the organisms of people – they mutate.
3805 – The war between humans for resources. More than half of people dying out.
3815 – The war is over.
3854 – The development of civilization virtually stops. People live flocks as beasts.
3871 – New prophet tells people about moral values, religion.
3874 – New prophet receives support from all segments of the population. Organized a new church.
3878 – along with the Church to re-train new people forgotten sciences.
4302 – New cities are growing in the world. New Church encourages the development of new technology and science.
4302 – The development of science. Scientists discovered in the overall impact of all diseases in organism behavior.
4304 – Found a way to win any disease.
4308 – Due to mutation people at last beginning to use their brains more than 34%. Completely lost the notion of evil and hatred.
4509 – Getting to Know God. The man has finally been reached such a level of development that can communicate with God.
4599 – People achieve immortality.
4674 – The development of civilization has reached its peak. The number of people living on different planets is about 340 billion. Assimilation begins with aliens.
5076 – A boundary universe. With it, no one knows.
5078 – The decision to leave the boundaries of the universe. While about 40 percent of the population is against it.
5079 – End of the World.

Fascinating! Here are some Youtube videos I found of Baba Vanda sharing some of her incredible stories. Enjoy!

Friday, November 20, 2015

Beauty Secrets of the Victorian Era

Beautiful, amazing magnificent – it is all about the Victorian era. Stiff manners, stiffer corsets, extreme moral conservatism and minimum makeup – all these was compensated by huge and gorgeous haircuts. Nineteenth-century women revealed their secrets of being beautiful and keeping a man. Read our article and dive into this atmosphere of dancing, ball gowns and young and fresh beauty.

The Body

Pale skin and complexion at the Victorian era were marks of celebrity and high social status. Women used different poisons like masks and pills to lose weight and get “sick look”, which was so coveted at that time.

It was unacceptable for woman of high class to buy cosmetics. Their motto was “natural skin and minimum makeup”. Eye shadows were made with antimony sulfide, lipsticks with mercuric sulfide; blushes were simply beet juice. But that all was used very gentle, because the main concept was to look like you don’t wear makeup at all.

Dark circles under your eyes and translucent skin with blue veins, which are seen through it – here how “perfect skin” of the Victorian era looks.

If you have oily skin type, a little amount of powder can be used, but not much. Just enough to add some glow to your face.

Skin care
In order to get pale skin, women used all kind of masks and creams, made of natural products that can be found at the kitchen. Thanks God, this tradition replaced “poison cult”. Almond oil and different waxes were widely used. Toners were made of water and all kinds of flowers, such as roses, chamomiles, or violets.

At the Victorian age women were proud of their hair and did everything to strike everybody around. They cut their hair very rare, and if they did, false hair was used instead for bigger volume. Among most widely spread hairdos were chignons, buns and long curls, falling at the back or sides. Oils and waxes were also used to make hair look sleek and smooth.

Men`s fashion was much more simple. They tended to cut their hair short and grew their beards long, like a sign of real man.

So, now you know all beauty secrets of the Victorian age. Ask yourself: would you like to live at that time?

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Spectacles throughout history!

5th Century BC Magnifying Lens

The need to see when reading is as old as humanity. From the 5th century B.C., magnifying glasses were used by ancient Egyptians. They were a simple magnifyer, likely used by scholars or those of the noble classes. 

By the medieval era, the 13th century, a hand held style that one could hold over the nose were invented in Pisa Italy.  These were made with wood, rivet, and twine. 

Medieval Eye Glasses (Recreation)

During this era, eye glasses were very important for the working classes. It is a well known fact that sight tends to deteriote when a person is in their 40's. If a craftsman could get his hands on a pair of glasses, he could extend his ability to work and be productive for up to twenty or more years. Thus, their popularity grew.

By the time of the Renaissance, glasses began to become more fashionable with guilding encircling rock crystal, and even gems. Still, they were considered a sign of old age and spectacles were worn only when absolutely necessary. Women especially detested the look of them on their faces. 

Round lensed, silver gilt French scissors lorgnette (ca 1750)

It wasn't until the 18th century that lorgnettes were invented, when eye glasses truly became a true fashion statement for women of all ages. Lorgnettes were born from scissor spectacles and had a single long handle built into them. Those who could afford these hand-held designs eagerly purchased them to avoid having glasses on their faces. In 1830, a French manufacturer designed a hinged bridge with a spring, which allowed the eyeglasses to be folded. Lorgnettes became so popular during the mid to late 1800s that manufacturers placed them into all manner of objects including mechanical pencils, fans, and ear trumpets. Ladies preferred these to the horrid looking spectacles they had to wear on their faces. 

Lorgnettes inserted in a French fan

Lorgnettes attached to an ear trumpet

Fancy Lorgnettes sold in Tiffany's during the 1800's.

Today, glasses are readily available for all ages, genders, and costs. Thousands of styles can be purchased to correct and enhance our sight whether they be prescription eyeglasses or sunglasses. Online stores now provide cheap eyeglasses that are so affordable, one can purchase many pairs and in different styles and colors to wear for any occasion or to match our garments. 

Recently, I took the leap and decided to purchase eye glasses from an online store called THE GLASSES SHOP. I received the glasses today and was pleasantly surprised. Not only is the fit perfect, but the quality of the frame and lens is excellent. Here they are: Anaheim Wayfarer and the price is $35.95. They fit well  and are very comfortable with no sliding down the nose and a firm fit behind the ears! 

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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Wedding Gowns Thriough the Ages

From corseted waists in azure to gleaming white chiffon that fans out in a flouncing skirt, wedding gowns have undergone a series of makeovers in the last 150 years. While Queen Victoria’s wedding gown in 1840 – a grand affair of white satin and handmade Honiton lace –  codified a trend that is still cherished and followed, wedding gowns in the mid and late 1800’s were modest but colorful affairs with little in the way of resemblance to the modern wedding gown. How did the journey from these colorful, high-collared outfits to today’s mermaid-style chiffon wedding dresses come about?

We trace the history of wedding gowns through the ages, from the 1900’s to the present day, with all their socioeconomic stories and glories.

The Early 1900’s

Between 1900 and 1920, the average wedding gown was characterized by the notorious S-shaped corset. Famous for restricting breathing and movement, the corset was designed to give women what was then viewed as an ideal feminine figure – it drew in the stomach and pushed out the bosom to emphasize a small waist.  Gigot sleeves, high collars, long gloves, hats and plentiful frills were in fashion, contributing to an overall ‘covered’ look. While Queen Victoria’s wedding gown from 1840 remained an influence, driving the elite’s choice to opt for white satin wedding gowns – a departure from the masses’ colorful wedding dresses – effective bleaching techniques had not yet been developed, making white a hard colour to achieve and maintain for the average woman. Hence, the customary wedding gown could be one of many colors; gold, mauve, pale pink and deep blue dominated the stage.

The 20’s

 The Roaring Twenties ushered into life a new era for women: young women began to go to jazz clubs, smoke cigarettes and date men. The newfound freedom of this era was reflected in the typical 20’s wedding gown, which forwent the restricting corset to feature a flowing, streamlined silhouette. Necklines dropped, with oversized bouquets, Juliet headdresses and flapper cloche hats complimenting the loose-fit wedding gowns that had taken hold.

The 30’s and 40’s

The 30’s and 40’s were a time of strife and struggle – the Great Depression ended in 1939, the same year the Second World War began. Yet it was also a time where the loveliness of romance reached dazzling, dizzying, dumbfounding heights, the likes of which the world would never see again. Pursued by a depression that crippled entire households, and thrust into a war that took the lives of millions, men and women rushed to the altar, tying knots before they were taken apart by the cruelty of the era, and seeking comfort in companionship they knew might not last. “Weddings nowadays hang not on the bridge’s whim, but on the decisions of the groom’s commanding officer,” wrote Vogue in 1942. “The 1942 schedule may run something like this: engagement announcement on Monday, invitations sent out by telegraph on Wednesday, the last handful of rice and rose petals flung on Saturday”

The wedding gowns of this time reflect the struggle, beauty, perseverance, and heartbreak of this period. The dresses were often made from rayon, rather than silk – a cloth much harder to afford during this difficult time. While the affluent preferred silver-patterned gowns with padded hips, easy-to-stitch rounded shoulders and gathered sleeves were prominent among the masses. While white dominated, many other colors were also visible. Practical hats replaced traditional headdresses in the 1930’s, and simple veils took root in the 40’s. Wedding rings became a staple – a symbol and reminder of love, through the separation and hardships of war. Due to the rushed nature of most war weddings, wedding gowns in the 40’s were also much shorter in length than the elaborate, floor-touching styles of previous eras. In fact, as the war progressed, the dominant daytime silhouette became short skirts, with layers of lace on top, a style of 1942 version of Vogue claimed to reflect “the practical needs of the wartime woman.”

The 50’s

The 50’s were when families began to re-build in the haunting wake of the war. Much had changed, including the world’s perception of what women could and could not do. The result was that wedding gowns became much more liberal and modern. Shorter hemlines, shorter veils and shorter hairstyles were in.  Gowns were often ballerina-length, with the long seams and multiple panels of princess-like skirts making wedding dresses a closer fit to the figure. Lace, satin and tulle were widely used. Elizabeth Taylor and Grace Kelley popularized the sweetheart neckline, a daring new style that post-war women were happy to experiment with. These sweetheart gowns were often reused later, as strapless dresses.

The 60’s and 70’s

There is no doubt that the 60’s was an era that bridged the orthodox and modern. The empire waist became popular, with wedding gown bodices fitting just below the waist to unfurl into beautiful gathered skirts that skimmed the body, without the support of voluminous petticoats. Pill-box hats became a staple, with veils fanning out in circles around the hair and face.

In the wake of the changes brought by the war, and amplified over the next two decades, the world was a much more different place by the 1970’s. This was the decade of rebellion, so to speak, with wedding gowns defying any one particular trend – free thinkers, hippies and new-age spiritualists all played a role in bringing about a period that saw gowns range from hippie-style frocks and pantsuits, to miniskirts and flowing white silk dresses.

The 1980’s

This was Lady Diana’s decade – the iconic Diana Spencer married Prince Charles of Wales in 1981, revealing to the world an enormous, white silk taffeta and lace gown with a 25-foot train, a dress that defined the tone for decades of wedding dresses to follow. No surprise, then, that everything about 80’s bride’s was styled ‘big’ – the hair, the veils, the skirts and sleeves and bouquets. Diana’s wedding gown and accessories set what was considered a gold standard in the industry in the years to come, writes Lynnell Nixon-Knight in his book, Natural Evolution. Large puffed sleeves, full skirts with cinched waists, cathedral trains, antique lace and full-length veils became wedding gown staples. White was the colour of this era.

The 1990’s

The 90’s saw the influence of pop culture become larger-than-life. Inspired by the internationalization and spread of the music industry and Hollywood, women began to move away from traditional styles, towards ‘sexier’ wedding gowns. This era was also marked by a more minimalistic approach towards the gowns: gone were the massive headdresses, puffed sleeves and enormous dresses, as women shifted to slimmer, shorter, and more subtle.

The 2000’s

The 21st century saw a complete overhaul of the wedding gown landscape. Building on the momentum of the less-traditional styles that arose in the 1990’s, the 2000’s saw brides go wild with wedding gowns! Destination wedding and themed events became common and, with them, the matching of your wedding gown to your personality, rather than to predefined norms and conventions.

Strapless and off-the-shoulder styles became popular. Pickup skirts made a splash in the mid-2000s, and frothy skirts with tightly-fitted bodices followed. Brides began to experiment with multiple styles, from romantic bohemian maxi dresses for a 70’s-inspired hippie themed ceremony, to vibrant slit-style skirts suited for an outdoor wedding. Wedding gowns began to incorporate multiple colors once again, although the white gown remained a favorite. More than anything else, curve-hugging gowns gained mainstream acceptance –the mermaid style became a highly-requested wedding dress option.   

Where does this leave us?

From Queen Victoria’s lace-popularizing choice in the 1840’s to Princess Diana’s closely-guarded silk secret in the 1980’s, wedding gown styles in 2015 are a synthesis of the glorious and intricate history of wedding dresses through the ages. Today’s wedding gowns are too diverse to be pinned down, symbolic of each bride’s unique beliefs, aspirations and desires in a way that no other dresses in women’s history have been. Twenty or thirty years from now, a systematic look at the wedding gowns of this period may very well offer deep insights into the liberation and empowerment of the common woman.

Author Bio

Kashaf Ali is a passionate fashion blogger who loves to write on prevailing trends. She is featured author at various blogs around and a staff writer at, your premier source for all your custom chenille and letterman jacket patches.