Two bat mitzvahs

June 14, 2009

This will be the last Bar/Bat Mitzvah before we will attend another one for a long time because our kids have grew.

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The Bar/Bat mitzvah evolves too over the years. At this one, the Mother has a lady-in-waiting who touched on the mother’s makeup (lipstick, powder ..) and took the gifts when the guests arrived. At one corner, there was a photographer busy taking pictures and printing them right on the spots, and put them into the cheap frames.

Amber's 13thIn 2005, The Times Sunday Style section featured a 13 years old Amber Ridinger’s extravagant affair in Miami, Florida, completed with with Ashanti and Ja Rule performing. Throughout the lengthy article, 2,000 words long, with her parents’ pictures and names (Mom Loren, and Dad J. R.) , it never mentioned the company her father created: Market America.Amber Ridinger with her mother, Loren, and her father, J. R., an Internet marketer.It only mentioned JR as an Internet marketer. I wondered why. Was the Times too highbrow for his perceived lowbrow pyramid one-on-one marketing? Avon is doing fine with somewhat high profiled Andrea Jung at helm. Being featured on the Times is a good opportunity for free publicity?

On Saturday Amber, a Miami Country Day School eighth-grader and aspiring fashion designer, became an adult — and it only cost her parents $500,000. Ridinger’s bat mitzvah ceremony was followed by a chichi party that doubled as an out-of-this-world 13th-birthday celebration. It unfolded inside Miami Beach club the Forge, and the party’s guests arrived in limos to a pink carpet cluttered with television cameras and local news crews.

Again, the US$500,000 affair coverage on MTV didn’t mention MA either. Does dot-com millionaires sounded more noble than pyramid one-on-one marketing? They certainly did not start out with the Internet, the company was created in 1980s.

She debuted her line of rhinestone-studded club clothes, Gossip, via a runway show.

Pretty shred marketing for Amber who loves fashion design. Will this launch her career as a top notch fashion designer? That would worth every penny of it.

I hope our daughter one day doesn’t expect something this big,” said nervous Mets slugger and catcher Mike Piazza, who arrived with his model wife, Alicia Rickter. Amber’s parents are dot-com millionaires James and Loren Ridinger.

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