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Hermès’ Spring-Summer 2022 collection was bright and energizing (artistic director Nadège Vanhee-Cybulski was literally inspired by the sun). However, for fall-winter 2022, the mood of the Hermès chest of drawers is visibly changing. She’s not as carefree, but more mysterious and slightly reclusive – taking time to recover from an action-packed summer. Vanhee-Cybulski brought a more moody touch to its fall lineup by working in a color palette containing black, browns, olives and cool blues. The first look, a skintight striped jacket and skirt set, was inky black, which set the tone for the rest of the show. (The vertical lines were a nod to the horizon and repeated throughout the collection on various pieces.)

Working with black can feel safe and familiar – almost too familiar – but visionaries like Vanhee-Cybulski can still push the boundaries here. The designer did this by launching must-have slick blazers, exquisite tailored coats and flowing leather tops that moved with the wearer. A black fleece half-zip, which featured an equestrian saddle detail on the front, was paired with equally dark trousers, elevating the idea of ​​athleisure for Hermès’ refined clientele. Meanwhile, black thigh high boots and mini dresses offered a touch of sensuality. (The shoes also served as a solid reminder that this style is about to return in winter.)

As the models moved down the runway, viewers probably noticed how all the perfectly fitting clothes moved on the body, as if there was a wind turbine at the end of the runway. (Maybe there was?) This ease in design is certainly a continuation of Vanhee-Cybulski’s work from his spring collection. “For me, it’s really about clothes that allow you to move freely. I think it’s not about going to something too casual – I think it’s about making an effort, but also being able to move in your clothes. she had said to vogue spring 2022 offers.

The idea of ​​easy dressing and understated elegance is reflected throughout the fall range in long-sleeved bodysuits, sheer dresses and printed skirts with side slits. “She feels powerful today. Her slender stride follows a path that can never be undone. Not today. Never,” read the show’s notes. Vanhee-Cybulski wants the Hermès woman to feel in control. her destiny and taking charge of the way she dresses is one way to tap into that confidence.” Wide-eyed, happy, she’ll walk vaporously ensconced in a loose-fitting lichen blue sheepskin reversible coat – powerful, in synergy with her own intensity”, read the notes.

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At the end of the presentation, guests who have leafed through the show notes will be faced with a simple question that stands out: “Where are we going tomorrow?” I don’t know about you, but I will follow the example of the Hermès woman. Ahead, check out more runway looks from the fashion house’s Fall ’22 collection.

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Off-White walked Paris Fashion Week with a tribute to Virgil Abloh https://ohalloranco.com/off-white-walked-paris-fashion-week-with-a-tribute-to-virgil-abloh/ Tue, 01 Mar 2022 19:09:45 +0000 https://ohalloranco.com/off-white-walked-paris-fashion-week-with-a-tribute-to-virgil-abloh/ “It really feels like a celebration,” Tracee Ellis Ross said Women’s Wear Daily while launching the Off-White Womenswear Fall/Winter 2022-2023 collection as one of the opening acts for Paris Fashion Week on Monday night. In tribute to its late artistic director Virgil Ablohthe label hosted a multimedia and interactive track presentation that debuted as a […]]]>


“It really feels like a celebration,” Tracee Ellis Ross said Women’s Wear Daily while launching the Off-White Womenswear Fall/Winter 2022-2023 collection as one of the opening acts for Paris Fashion Week on Monday night. In tribute to its late artistic director Virgil Ablohthe label hosted a multimedia and interactive track presentation that debuted as a citywide live stream and on TikTok titled “Spaceship Earth: An ‘Imaginary Experience'”.

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Ellis Ross was among a host of stars at the Palais Brongniart in Paris which included Rihanna (her growing baby bump encased in a flesh-colored leather mini dress and matching shearling), A$AP Rocky, Pharrell Williams, Idris Elbe and Luka Sabbath. Creators Olivier Rousteing (Balmain), Grace Wales Bonner, jerry lorenzo (fear of God) and Tremaine Emory (Denim Tears) were also present, among others. But there were also plenty of stars on the Off-White catwalk; among a host of veteran and newly minted models were Naomi Campbell, Joan Petits and Adut Akechjoined by Abloh’s friend and occasional muse Serena Williams.

Wearing Abloh’s final designs for the label he founded, they weaved their way around a huge low-hanging chandelier, with several models carrying flags similar to those once flown in museums hosting the traveling exhibit. by Abloh in 2019 “Figures of Speech”. Each was adorned with their signature slogan: “Questioning Everything”.

Despite the show’s theme of an “imaginary experience,” what’s not in dispute is that in his brief life and career, the multifaceted Abloh accomplished more than most could. to imagine. His evolution at Off-White was no different; although his tenure as creative director was tragically cut short, his final designs fulfilled a wish he shared with Vogue in 2021, ironically during his last appearance at Paris Fashion Week: “Off-White should be grown up” .

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The Women’s Fall/Winter 2022-2023 collection, most of which was designed by Abloh himself, was exactly that. In keeping with his DJ alter ego, several looks evoked a remix of great fashion moments, including Tom Ford’s now-legendary 1995 collection for Gucci and Alexander McQueenspray painted a tulle dress live on her 1999 runway. The latter came to mind as the iconic Debra Shaw took to the track for the finale, contorting her torso in a cropped, twisted, logo-embellished white jersey top paired with an ivory equestrian cap and massive shredded tulle skirt adorned with sky blue spray paint and her own leash.

Debra Shaw closes Virgil Abloh’s final show during the Off-White Womenswear Fall/Winter 2022-2023 Spaceship Earth: An “Imaginary Experience” show at Palais Brongniart during Paris Fashion Week on February 28, 2022 in Paris, France. (Photo by Victor Boyko/Getty Images)

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But while nostalgic, those references took on new life in a collection that was also a poignant reminder of Abloh’s unique genius. As reported on site by WWD:

On the catwalk, cameramen rushed around models dressed in outfits ranging from a sharp black pantsuit to a shimmering lilac mini dress and chunky quilted jackets and hiking boots, part of a new capsule from ski wear for women and men. Williams, who wore custom Off-White outfits on the court, wore a tie-dye print bodysuit with gathered leggings, topped with a form-fitting sheer sleeveless dress.

But the big news was the launch of the “High Fashion” line, with a parade of 28 looks that reads like a who’s who of modeling. It was high fashion for the Gen-Z ensemble, underscored by the laid-back attitude of the models who paraded in layers of yarrow pleats and heavy trains, wearing headwear ranging from baseball caps the size of riding helmet with elongated bucket hats.

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With Abloh’s influence so evident on the runway, one was also confronted with the fact that the debut of his latest collection took place exactly three months before the day of his death on Nov. 28, 2021. Off-White, who is majority-owned by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, has yet to announce a new creative director or directors, as has also been teased. But there’s apparently another new development brewing for the brand, as a beauty line is likely to debut this spring, WWD and Business of Fashion report. All told, as the fashion world continues to reckon with the loss of Abloh’s incredible and seemingly limitless imagination, his vision for Off-White will endure.


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The best new SS22 bags from Chanel, Hermès, Dior and more https://ohalloranco.com/the-best-new-ss22-bags-from-chanel-hermes-dior-and-more/ Sun, 06 Feb 2022 05:04:57 +0000 https://ohalloranco.com/the-best-new-ss22-bags-from-chanel-hermes-dior-and-more/ How many bags is too many? Well, you might struggle to answer that question after checking out all the new Spring/Summer 2022 bags. For the new season, luxury fashion brands like Hermès and Chanel have moved away from traditional silhouettes and instead offered fresh and playful bags. Color-wise, you’ll be enchanted by bright hues and […]]]>

How many bags is too many? Well, you might struggle to answer that question after checking out all the new Spring/Summer 2022 bags.

For the new season, luxury fashion brands like Hermès and Chanel have moved away from traditional silhouettes and instead offered fresh and playful bags. Color-wise, you’ll be enchanted by bright hues and soft pastels – a palette best captured in the graphic artwork seen on the new Fendi Peekaboo handbags.

Ready to refresh your wardrobe? Take a look at our favorite deals and where you can buy them in Singapore below.

The best luxury bags for spring/summer 2022:

Hermes Sabot

Hermès has shown us that it is indeed possible to reinvent the basket bag with its new entry, the Sabot Hermès. The bag takes its distinctive shape from the horse’s hoof, a nod to the French luxury brand’s equestrian heritage. The woven wicker that wraps around it has been entirely handcrafted, as has the leather handle that comes in this iconic shade of orange. There’s nothing better to take with you on your next picnic.

Now available in Hermès boutiques.

BalenciagaHead sneakers

Ironic designs became Demna’s specialty while at the helm of Balenciaga, where he gave us everything from Crocs heels to furry handbags. The new TrainersHead bag, however, is its most playful contribution yet: while slightly resembling the Balenciaga Hourglass bag in silhouette, it’s heavily adorned with laces and layered panels straight out of Balenciaga’s best-selling sneaker line. Balenciaga.


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Celine Triomphe Leather Handbag

We’re big fans of the Triomphe de Céline pattern, which founder Céline Vipiana created after seeing the chains surrounding the Arc de Triomphe. The 1972 design has graced many monogrammed bags since Hedi Slimane took over the French fashion house, but it’s now being used in a whole new way. Join the Triomphe Leather family: each bag is boldly embossed with the Triomphe logo, and the effect is particularly stunning on this shoulder bag. It has all the ease and elegance of the Celine bags adored by Blackpink’s Kaia Gerber and Lisa, and we’ll no doubt be seeing them both transition to this new style in the months to come.


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MILAN, ITALY – SEPTEMBER 22: A model walks the runway during the Fendi Ready to Wear Spring/Summer 2022 fashion show as part of Milan Fashion Week on September 22, 2021 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

Here is one for collectors. For Spring-Summer 2022, Fendi’s creative director, Kim Jones, was inspired by the works of Antonio Lopez. The influential fashion illustrator, whose works captured the zest of the 70s, has featured extensively in magazines like Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and She. Now, however, you can flaunt them through Fendi’s Peekaboo bag, where many of Lopez’s striking works of art have been faithfully recreated in leather.

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Chanel 22

The aptly named Chanel 22 bag is the French luxury brand’s big new accessory of the year. Designer Virginie Viard reimagined Chanel’s signature quilted leather and chain detailing to create a plush tote you can wear every day. It’s fun and fresh (see the many Chanel 22 colors above), and will come in three sizes as well as a backpack version.

Available in Chanel boutiques from March 2022.

Dior Bobby East-West

When the Dior Bobby launched in 2020, it made the case for hobo bags at a time when square flap bags and pillow-like clutches were all the rage. Now, however, creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri has refined the silhouette into something more timeless. The Bobby East-West adopts a baguette shape crafted in box calfskin. It’s extremely versatile, thanks to its detachable shoulder strap that lets you wear it cross-body, cross-body or as a handbag. Finally, we’re obsessed with the soft colors he offers, especially this “Rose des Vents” shade that we’ll be sure to see very soon on Dior Ambassador Jisoo.


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How do I style stirrup leggings? https://ohalloranco.com/how-do-i-style-stirrup-leggings/ Fri, 04 Feb 2022 14:00:00 +0000 https://ohalloranco.com/how-do-i-style-stirrup-leggings/ Every once in a while, we’re faced with tricky fashion questions that make us want to phone a friend. Consider our Ask an Expert This Friend column, turning to the experts — designers, stylists, and other fashion pros — to answer your thoughts, comments, and sartorial concerns. Our ever-evolving idea of ​​the perfect pant currently […]]]>

Every once in a while, we’re faced with tricky fashion questions that make us want to phone a friend. Consider our Ask an Expert This Friend column, turning to the experts — designers, stylists, and other fashion pros — to answer your thoughts, comments, and sartorial concerns.

Our ever-evolving idea of ​​the perfect pant currently sits at the center of a Venn diagram seeking the intersection of our craving for something plush (and couch-friendly) and our desire for luxury. Over the past few years, we’ve seen cashmere and sweatpants come together in a plush, laid-back union, but it’s not the wardrobe essential that takes our outfits to new sophisticated-casual heights. . Stirrup leggings are.

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Jennifer Lopez and Stallone show off their rides and more https://ohalloranco.com/jennifer-lopez-and-stallone-show-off-their-rides-and-more/ Sat, 29 Jan 2022 20:46:00 +0000 https://ohalloranco.com/jennifer-lopez-and-stallone-show-off-their-rides-and-more/ January 29, 2022 | 3:46 p.m. 1 of 17 2 of 17 Catch Me Outside: While her “Love Costs Nothing,” Jennifer Lopez might say differently about her Coach wardrobe. instagram 3 of 17 Rockey is a jockey: Sylvester Stallone is passionate about riding, so much so that he invites his horse to have lunch with […]]]>

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Billie’s half-brother: Finneas and his little sister Billie Eilish stand out in a Los Angeles gallery like the artists they are.

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Basketball Diaries: Trevor Noah (left to right), Krishna Lakshmi-Dell and his mother Padma Lakshmi, Tracy Morgan and daughter Maven Morgan watch the NY Knicks beat the LA Clippers at Madison Square Garden.

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Up, up and away: Alicia Keys won’t be “fallin'” on her 41st birthday with this bunch of balloons to keep her upright.

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Gimme, Gimme More: Britney Spears can’t get enough of her fiancé Sam Asghari – and loves Instagramming her adventures.

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Once You Popsicle: Nina Dobrev takes a break from filming ‘Redeeming Love,’ set in the 1850s, for a tropical treat.

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Making waves: Salma Hayek can’t resist posting another envy-inducing photo on social media.

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Once Upon a Time in Paris: Sofia Coppola (left) and Margot Robbie reunite at the Chanel Haute Couture show during Paris Fashion Week.

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I got you, baby: Zendaya keeps her hand around her Spider-Man, Tom Holland, on a day out in London.

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Everything is shaken: Busy Philipps (left) and Sara Bareilles seem to have been taken by surprise on the set of ‘Girls5Eva’ in Queens.

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Oh My Dog: Gwen Stefani loves having a “Sweet Escape” with dog Ginger cuddled up in her arms.

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‘A sunny day’: With a bucket hat and a picnic blanket, Hailey Bieber knows how to spend a day at the beach.

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Jodie Turner-Smith was on Gucci Double Duty in two colorful outfits https://ohalloranco.com/jodie-turner-smith-was-on-gucci-double-duty-in-two-colorful-outfits/ Wed, 26 Jan 2022 18:12:14 +0000 https://ohalloranco.com/jodie-turner-smith-was-on-gucci-double-duty-in-two-colorful-outfits/ Why wear one Gucci look when you can wear two? That was Gucci fan Jodie Turner-Smith’s reasoning when promoting her film, After Yang at the Sundance Film Festival last week. Since this year’s Sundance has gone entirely virtual, we haven’t been able to see Turner-Smith’s full looks for the event, though she did share a […]]]>

Why wear one Gucci look when you can wear two? That was Gucci fan Jodie Turner-Smith’s reasoning when promoting her film, After Yang at the Sundance Film Festival last week. Since this year’s Sundance has gone entirely virtual, we haven’t been able to see Turner-Smith’s full looks for the event, though she did share a preview on Instagram. The actress posted a carousel, showing off two of her looks, both in bright colors.

The turquoise and red color-block top from Turner-Smith’s debut look immediately grabs attention. It’s actually a dress from the Gucci Fall 2021 Aria collection, and also features a pink midi skirt, although the lower part is not visible in Turner-Smith’s photo. The actress accessorized the look with bold Gucci jewelry, but kept her makeup bare so it wouldn’t clash with the colorful outfit.

Turner-Smith has actually worn a piece from this same Gucci collection before, while promoting After Yang at the Cannes Film Festival in July. It’s clear the actress loves the collection and is intrigued by the overall equestrian aesthetic it tackles.

Turner-Smith at the 74th Cannes Film Festival in Gucci.

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But the color didn’t end with this dress, it continued into an orange velvet double-breasted blazer, which Turner-Smith showed off in that same Instagram post. This time we got to see more of the actress’ look, and the beige capris and white horsebit sandals she teamed with the jacket, two simple additions that prove Turner-Smith knows the blazer is the real deal. star of this show. Unfortunately, you can’t see the full effect of the piece in the one-dimensional Instagram photo, but a photo from the back of Turner-Smith would show the embroidery on the back that reads, “Music is Mine Gucci Seats Reclined.” Next time Jodie, we would appreciate a 360 view.

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The most lavish celebrity wedding celebrations of 2021 https://ohalloranco.com/the-most-lavish-celebrity-wedding-celebrations-of-2021/ Wed, 22 Dec 2021 11:49:29 +0000 https://ohalloranco.com/the-most-lavish-celebrity-wedding-celebrations-of-2021/ Knot Worldwide CEO Tim Chi says “supply chain issues and labor shortages are real” at a time when the demand for weddings increases. Weddings are notoriously expensive, but for celebrities who may have more than a few dollars to spend on such an event, they often go too far. From multi-day celebrations to breathtaking venues […]]]>


Weddings are notoriously expensive, but for celebrities who may have more than a few dollars to spend on such an event, they often go too far.

From multi-day celebrations to breathtaking venues and star-studded guest lists, celebrity weddings can certainly be something to see.

2021 saw a lot of stars get married, Paris Hilton, Heather Rae Young and Jennifer Gates among them.

While many have kept their ceremonies intimate and low-key due to the pandemic, here’s a look at some of the most lavish wedding celebrations of the year.

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Paris Hilton and Carter Reum in Peacock’s “Paris In Love”. (Photo by: Jose Villa / Shutterstock / Peacock)

The famous Hilton family added a new member to their ranks when Paris, 40, married Carter Reum on November 11.

The party did not end there, however.

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As documented in peacock docu-series “Paris in loveThe star and her new husband celebrated for three days. The two threw a few parties to celebrate their big day, one of which was on the theme of carnival.

Hello review reports that the site cost $ 61.5 million.

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Jennifer Gates and Nayel Nassar tied the knot in a ceremony estimated at $ 2 million. (Samuel de Roman / Getty Images / Getty Images)

Bill gates‘ girl Jennifer married rider Nayel Nassar in October at a wedding that must have been lavish considering his father’s fortune.

The ceremony and the after-party took place on her large 124-acre horse farm in northern Salem.

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While they were able to keep costs down at the site, reports suggest there were large structures for guests to mingle on the property, as well as tallquality bathroom structures, fancy flowers and a gorgeous dress.

Jen Glantz, founder of Bridesmaid for hire and The first years of marriage, told FOX Business that she estimated the cost of the wedding to be around $ 2 million.

Heather Rae Young and Tarek El Moussa

Tarek El Moussa and Heather Rae Young’s wedding was featured on the HGTV special “Tarek and Heather The Big I Do”. (Photo by Kevin Mazur / Getty Images for JBL / Getty Images)

Reality stars Heather Rae Young and Tarek El Moussa got married in October after teasing their upcoming nuptials for a while.

While the details of their ceremony aren’t widely known, the photos they shared online showed their gorgeous venue, lavish reception, and decadent outfits.

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Their marriage was featured on the HGTV special “Tarek and Heather The Big I Do. “

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Meghan King joined the Biden family when she married President Cuffe Owens’ nephew. (Photo by David Livingston / Getty Images)

Reality star Meghan King married president Joe biden and First Lady Jill bidenCuffe Owens’ nephew in October at a small but special wedding.

The Bidens attended the happy ceremony in Pennsylvania. At the time, the White House described the event as a “small family wedding at the home of Valerie and Jack Owens.”

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The nuptials were planned by her mother and Biden’s sister, Valerie, and her sisters Missy and Casey. The guest list consisted of 50 people and took place on the Owens’ lawn.

King wore an off-white Rasario blazer dress and Owens donned a navy Ralph Lauren Purple Label suit.

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Lady Kitty Spencer married billionaire Michael Lewis this summer in Italy. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole / Getty Images / Getty Images)

Kitty Spencer, niece of fire princess diana, married billionaire Michael Lewis in Italy during the summer.

The black tie ceremony took place in the vast Villa Aldobrandini in Frascati.

The big day was preceded by a bachelorette party organized in honor of the bride-to-be on July 4, by the Daily mail. Another celebration with her girlfriends is said to have taken place the weekend before the wedding in Italy.

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For their special day, Lady Spencer wore a cream lace dress with flowers and bows, while Lewis teamed a white button-down top with khaki pants.

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You asked. Ars answers. Here’s how to run an MRI on an electric eel https://ohalloranco.com/you-asked-ars-answers-heres-how-to-run-an-mri-on-an-electric-eel/ Tue, 14 Dec 2021 22:30:54 +0000 https://ohalloranco.com/you-asked-ars-answers-heres-how-to-run-an-mri-on-an-electric-eel/ Enlarge / Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium vets have come up with many unusual procedures to diagnose and treat the animals they care for, including trying to run MRI scans on electric eels. Right before Thanksgiving, we shared how the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago resolved the curious case of the missing chloroquine. The pest control drug is […]]]>


Enlarge / Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium vets have come up with many unusual procedures to diagnose and treat the animals they care for, including trying to run MRI scans on electric eels.

Right before Thanksgiving, we shared how the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago resolved the curious case of the missing chloroquine. The pest control drug is usually added to the water for new quarantined animals, but it mysteriously went away. The culprit: hungry and hungry germs. The post included a throwaway line on how aquarium vets also had information on how to give an electric eel an MRI.

This track seemed to resonate with readers, and we received several questions about how, exactly, this feat could be accomplished. You asked. We wanted answers. So we turned to Bill Van Bonn, the clinical veterinarian in charge of the Aquarium’s Animal Health and Welfare Center, who has a state-of-the-art veterinary hospital to monitor the health of the aquarium. all animals in the shows and treat them as necessary. Dr Van Bonn and his colleague Dr Karisa Tang were happy to help.

Van Bonn describes the aquarium veterinary team as “family physicians” rather than specialists, although they can draw on world-class expertise as needed in the greater Chicago area. And since there isn’t much precedent for diagnosis and treatment in the literature for many of the animals in their care, they practice comparative medicine out of necessity.

As we pointed out earlier, electric eels are technically knifefish. The eel produces its characteristic electrical discharges – both low and high voltage, depending on the purpose of the discharge – via three pairs of abdominal organs composed of electrocytes, located symmetrically along both sides of the eel. The brain sends a signal to the electrocytes, opening the ion channels and briefly reversing the polarity. The difference in electric potential then generates a current, much like a battery with stacked plates.

It is this ability that makes the MRI scan of creatures difficult. According to Vanderbilt University biologist and neuroscientist Kenneth Catania, creatures can vary the voltage of their electric shocks, using lower voltages (around 10 or 12 volts, like a car battery) to sense their surroundings. , navigate and hunt. “They live in murky waters where there is not a lot of light or visibility,” Van Bonn told Ars, which is why they have such small eyes. Eels use higher voltages (100 volts per animal foot, typically ranging between 400 and 500 volts) to stun and kill their prey.

Van Bonn first wondered if he and his staff might not need to worry about these higher voltage discharges, given that aquarium eels are in captivity. Poisonous frogs in captivity, for example, do not produce their trademark poison because they do not need a defense mechanism when in directed care. He tested this by placing a voltmeter in the eel’s aquatic habitat. It recorded a low potential of 10 volts. But when he stung the animal, the voltmeter reading increased dramatically. Conclusion: Eels must be handled with great care.

Electric eels are capable of generating voltages of up to 500 volts to stun and kill their prey.
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Although an electric eel discharge cannot damage the MRI equipment, it could produce an artifact in the resulting image that would render the image useless. And no one wants manipulators to be electrocuted. The first step is therefore to find a way to anesthetize the eel. Handlers should don latex gloves and non-conductive shoes so that the process interrupts any conductive circuits that may form.

According to Tang, aquarium vets usually put a powder in the water to anesthetize fish, unlike humans, who breathe it in via a gas. Eels breathe air, but they also breathe in water with gills, which is why the team uses the same method as for other fish. The correct dosages must be determined by trial and error, and this reliable voltmeter is in the water to alert the team of any discharge, if the animal is not completely asleep. Once anesthetized, the MRI can be performed as with any non-electric tubular fish or animal.

Additionally, since an anesthetized eel can theoretically drown, vets should administer small puffs of oxygen to the oral cavity. Humans have a windpipe and air passes through it to the lungs so that we can breathe, but electric eels “have this cold, wrinkled tissue inside the mouth,” Tang told Ars. “So all you have to do is blow some oxygen right on the tissue in there.”

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Enlarge / “Do knee surgery on a bull frog? Sure, we can do it.”

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When you specialize in dealing with weird and exotic animals, you are going to rack up some great stories. “Every time we work with one of the animals, we learn something new,” said Van Bonn, such as the time he had to figure out how to perform knee surgery on an American Bullfrog. Whenever the Shedd Aquarium acquires new animals, the creatures are first placed in the quarantine habitat to prevent them from introducing outside pathogens into the carefully controlled environment of the aquarium.

One day an aquarist brought Van Bonn a bull frog that had injured his leg while wrestling with another male of the species. Van Bonn recognized the injury as the frog equivalent of a blown knee. This particular injury, common in human athletes, occurs when there are tears in the medial collateral ligament, medial meniscus, and anterior cruciate. “It means the leg is kind of falling to the side and hanging down,” he said. It is a serious injury, known in literature as “the unfortunate triad of O’Donoghue”.

Human knee surgery is a common practice, and the anatomy is well documented in the medical literature. However, “I didn’t even know if the frogs had a cruciate ligament, ”recalls Van Bonn. “No one writes about the surgical anatomy of a bullfrog’s leg.

He eventually found the necessary anatomical diagram in a 19th century German treatise. Van Bonn also had to build his own artificial frog ligaments from suture material to repair the knee. As for the animal’s anesthesia, it turns out that for some strange reason and despite being overly sensitive to environmental contaminants, bullfrogs need six times the anesthetic to knock them out than fish.

Beluga whales cannot be transported to the hospital from the second floor by elevator.  Their habitat has a secret pool with a platform that can be elevated as needed.
Enlarge / Beluga whales cannot be transported to the hospital from the second floor by elevator. Their habitat has a secret pool with a platform that can be elevated as needed.

What if the animal in need of treatment is larger, say the size of a beluga? The veterinary hospital is located on the second floor of the Shedd Building, and a beluga cannot be carried in the elevator. According to Van Bonn, each habitat in the aquarium also has a behind-the-scenes care area. In the case of the Oceanarium, where beluga whales live, there is a special pool under a building designed to resemble a Pacific Northwest mountainside, with a special platform that can be raised as needed.

But much of the care, such as blood sampling, can be done on site with the help of farm staff. And while there aren’t any instruments specifically designed for beluga whales, commercial horse endoscopes, for example, work just fine.

“There are years and years of experience and training behind all of these unique stories of how to rebuild a bull frog’s knee, or how to build a nebulizer for an anaconda, or what level of pain reliever will help one. shark, “Silk said. Because caring for the Aquatic Menagerie at the Shedd Aquarium involves many unusual cases, team members are dedicated to publishing scientific studies of their work to help develop the literature, disseminating what they have learned. to other zoological and aquatic veterinarians around the world.


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Cheltenham Festival pointers after a weekend of show jumping https://ohalloranco.com/cheltenham-festival-pointers-after-a-weekend-of-show-jumping/ Sun, 05 Dec 2021 16:02:35 +0000 https://ohalloranco.com/cheltenham-festival-pointers-after-a-weekend-of-show-jumping/ Fans of jumping races were treated to an exceptional weekend which reshuffled the pecking order of many markets for the Cheltenham Festival. From Gordon Elliott’s seven-stroke to Navan on Saturday at Kilcruit getting beaten to 1/14 on Sunday, there was a lot to digest. Here we take a look at the potential ramifications for the […]]]>


Fans of jumping races were treated to an exceptional weekend which reshuffled the pecking order of many markets for the Cheltenham Festival.

From Gordon Elliott’s seven-stroke to Navan on Saturday at Kilcruit getting beaten to 1/14 on Sunday, there was a lot to digest.

Here we take a look at the potential ramifications for the Champion Chase, Ryanair Chase, Supreme Novices Hurdle, Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle, and Arkle Chase.

Champion hunt

Each For Himself was somewhat of a redemption mission after failing to justify favoritism in last season’s Champion Chase.

The market suggested it was a near certainty for Tingle Creek in Sandown on Saturday, but things turned sour.

It is clear that something is wrong, the gelding owned by Rich Ricci was beaten from a distance in a race won by jockey Bryony Frost on Greenteen.

It was a moving victory for Frost after a week in which she was at the headquarters of the British Horseracing Authority in London, testifying to the accusations against her fellow jockey Robbie Dunne of prejudicial conduct and violent and threatening behavior towards her, all of them except one. he denies.

After the race, Frost said, “I can’t tell you what that means (welcoming the crowd), to feel the support from everyone here is huge.



Bryony Frost riding Greaneteen clears last to win The Betfair Tingle Creek Chase at Sandown Park

“I ride a horse and it’s the best life. I can say that I do this as a job. It’s quite special and the best place to be when galloping on the track. This is the place you have to take yourself, it’s what I’ve been doing since I was little.

Greaneteen was Coach Paul Nicholls’ 12th win at Tingle Creek, but it remains to be seen if the gelding will be good enough to win the Champion Chase.

With Nicky Henderson trying to get to the bottom of forward-post favorite Shishkin’s dirty litter, Energumene raised their hands with easy success in the Kerry Group Hilly Way Chase in Cork on Sunday.

Now 3-1 for Champion Chase, Denham Red’s son is brimming with class and remains undefeated in the closing.



Paul Townend on Energumene

Traveling strongly and leaping solidly in the lead under Sean O’Keeffe, Energumene comfortably shot eight and a half lengths ahead of Daly Tiger, with Sizing Pottsie third.

Willie Mullins assistant David Casey said: “Sean said they went really fast early and he was happy when he went up front but the other horse (Notebook) the took him into the back straight and they ended up running.

“Other than that he would have been very impressive and his class said in the straight line and he won easily.

“In fairness Notebook is a first year horse, he ran and finished last.

“Energumene was giving a penalty and he (O’Keeffe) thinks he will improve the charges.”

More and more, it looks like Champion Chase could come down to a match between Energumene and Shishkin.

Ryanair hunt

The highlight of the Sunday card in Punchestown was the John Durkan Memorial Punchestown Chase.

Much of the attention was on Allen send, who appeared to be back at his best by winning – albeit a weak – convincingly contest at Down Royal on his seasonal reappearance.

But he had no response on Sunday to a Mullins Battalion that ended up dominating the race.

Asterion Forlonge, seemed ready for a daring challenge as he traveled long before disembarking his three-fence rider from his home.

Janidil then emerged as the home tour’s biggest threat, but despite fatigue, Allaho dug deep to see the challenge of his two-length stable mate.



Patrick Mullins on Allaho clears the last to win the John Durkan Memorial Punchestown Steeplechase

vivacious bridesmaid Melon was the best of the rest of the third, with 7-4 seed Sending Allen ultimately disappointing in the sixth.

Mullins said of the winner: “I was delighted with the way he fought. When Asterion Forlonge came to his side, I thought it would take the load off him. Every challenger that came, he kept pulling it out.

“He ran very lazy today which is unlike him and he was going a little to his left which is unlike him so we’ll have to look at that for the future.

Allaho produced one of the Cheltenham Festival performances during his career with the Ryanair Chase.

And it is now only 2/1 to repeat the feat.

Obstacle of Supreme Novices

This market was really shaken up over the weekend.

During his early season team tours, Willie Mullins named the “Supreme” as a target for Kilcruit – Closutton’s featured bumper horse last season.

He made his long-awaited debut on flights to Cork on Sunday and was kicked out at 1/14.

But the distress signals came from jockey Sean O’Keefe circling home and Kilcruit ended up being beaten 10 lengths by Great beginnings.

He might have been beaten by a very good horse, which was making his first start for Henry Stable in Bromhead.

But the market is now owned by JP McManus Jonbon the 11/4 favorite for the curtain-raiser in March.



Jonbon

Indeed, Nicky Henderson also trains the second favorite Constitution Hill, who showed a bad turn of foot to make his winning debut at Sandown on Saturday.

While the eye was also drawn to another runner from Mullins Dynamo Dysart after 19 lengths success in his first hurdle in Cork.

“We think he’s a fair horse,” said David Casey, Mullins assistant coach.

“Sean said he did everything right, jumped well, but was looking a little ahead. Overall he galloped and Sean said he didn’t realize he was so far ahead because he was doing it easily.

“He’s not rambunctious at home, but he does his job and does it well. His jump is very good.

“He’s got a huge engine and when he’s going to jump fences he’s going to be really good.”

Albert Bartlett Novice Hedge

Of Gordon Elliott’s seven winners at Navan on Saturday, none have been more impressive than Ginto.

Purchased for a staggering £ 470,000 by Noel and Valerie Moran, his career in the Rules got off to a disappointing start when he was defeated in a Fairyhouse bumper.

Elliott has always maintained, however, that we would see the best of the Walk In the Park son on a trip and that has been proven to be the case in Navan.

Running two and a half miles, Ginto climbed Navan Hill to put 11 lengths between him and the much-loved Eric Bloodaxe.

This horse seems to be galloping all day and the 12/1 about it for Albert Bartlett seems more than fair.



Coach Gordon Elliott

“It was great, this is the horse we thought he was,” said Elliott after the race.

“He’s a great galloper. From the penultimate to the row, that’s what I loved today, he just galloped. He’s a good horse.

Ginto could now head to Lawlor’s of Naas Novice Hurdle, a freshman event held during the same trip in January.

“He’s going to get an entry for the race at Naas and we’ll see,” Elliott said.

“We’ll chat with (the owners) Noel and Valerie (Moran) and see what they want to do.

“He’s a hunter in the making.”

Ark hunting

It might be a little premature to say that the Irish will have a strong hold on the Arkle, but it’s starting to look like that.

With Enjoy it yet to tackle fences for the first time, his stable mate Ferny hollow had a pleasant debut at Punchestown on Sunday.

Jumping well in the lead under the son of trainer Patrick Mullins, the western gelding was stopped and briefly overtaken by Sublime Heart between the last two barriers.

But Ferny Hollow regained the lead as the last one approached and a daring jump sealed his victory, with four lengths separating him from Coeur Sublime on the line. It’s now 5/1 for the Arkle.



Patrick Mullins on Ferny Hollow Comes Home To Win

“For a horse with so little experience, I was very impressed with him,” said Mullins senior.

“He was very lazy on the first barriers, very careful. Patrick said once he got to running in the bottom four he was much better, he was like a pro.

“We’ll be looking for a nice novice hunt with him. We’ll see how he fares before making a plan for his next race.

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Queen only calls two people from her own phone, expert says – and it’s not Andrew https://ohalloranco.com/queen-only-calls-two-people-from-her-own-phone-expert-says-and-its-not-andrew/ Fri, 26 Nov 2021 10:17:40 +0000 https://ohalloranco.com/queen-only-calls-two-people-from-her-own-phone-expert-says-and-its-not-andrew/ Prince Andrew has long been said to be the Queen’s favorite child, but apparently he’s not at the top of her call list! Her Majesty has her own personal “encrypted anti-piracy” cell phone, according to a royal expert, and she uses it to talk to her most frequent callers. According to royal commentator Jonathan Sacerdoti, […]]]>


Prince Andrew has long been said to be the Queen’s favorite child, but apparently he’s not at the top of her call list!

Her Majesty has her own personal “encrypted anti-piracy” cell phone, according to a royal expert, and she uses it to talk to her most frequent callers.

According to royal commentator Jonathan Sacerdoti, there are two lucky people who have instant access to the Queen – Princess Anne and her race director John Warren.

Mr Sacerdoti told Royally US presenter Christina Garibaldi: “Apparently the Queen has two people she talks to the most on her phones and she also apparently has a cell phone that is said to be Samsung with anti-hack encryption. by MI6 so that no one can hack their phone.



Her Majesty will not take calls from just anyone

“But the two people she calls the most are her daughter Princess Anne and her race director John Warren.”

According to the expert, these two lucky callers can reach the Queen from anywhere in the world, especially John.

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“If he calls, she answers,” he revealed. “He is the son-in-law of the Queen’s friend the late Earl of Carnarvon and his home was Highclere Castle in Berkshire which viewers may be better acquainted with as Downton Abbey.”

While Princess Anne may receive special attention as the Queen’s only daughter, responding to Mr. Warren’s calls is of the utmost importance to the monarch.



Horses are one of Her Majesty's greatest passions
Horses are one of Her Majesty’s greatest passions

John Warren is one of the best riders in the world in the thoroughbred industry. Put simply, he is the Queen’s racing adviser and oversees her horse racing and breeding interests.

Her Majesty has owned racehorses for almost 70 years and has won hundreds of Ascot winners as well!

Meanwhile, Princess Anne has an extremely close bond with the Queen. The couple share a love of sport, horseback riding and equestrian events and Anne has followed in her mother’s footsteps with her hardworking attitude.

The duo were seen riding together, wearing similar outfits and sharing sweet moments of affection in front of the cameras.



The Queen and Princess Anne share a very close bond
The Queen and Princess Anne share a very close bond



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