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2014, the year... feminism went viral On January 3rd of this year, Elle magazine hosted a panel discussing whether or not it was time to "rebrand" feminism. Like so many of these events with their unnecessary champagne sponsors and hashtags blown up and printed on the walls, there were very few words of dissent. 2014 was the year it was then decided, that feminism be transported out of the dark ages and upgraded, transformed and re-interpreted into something somehow more palatable. To be fair to Elle there's definitely something in the assertion that some people are afraid to align themselves with certain concepts of feminism - in the age where your digital footprints hang off you like a shadow, people are less and less confident to demonstrate any kind of opinion that might indict them down the line. Still, you wonder how many of these sponsored panels spent bemoaning the connotations of a word could instead have been spent minus the bubbles actually talking to the people they're so desperate to act as a mouthpiece for.

Beautiful Black and White Photos of Betty Brosmer - The Girl with the Impossible Waist Betty Brosmer was one of those models and was actually the highest paid model of the 1950s. Before she was 20, she had already won over 50 beauty contests. Throughout the decade she would appear on over 300 magazine covers. Free Hat Patterns : Posted on | October 9, 2008 | 8 Comments The links on this page are for sewn hats only. There are fabulous patterns available for knitted and crocheted hats, but I don’t do those crafts so I didn’t list them. If you do knit and crochet, take a look here. Fleece hats are all the rage now, so naturally there are a lot of free patterns on the web. For more fleece hats, also look under hats for kids.

Your front row seat to Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in NYC Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week kicks off today, and you can be front row at the Lincoln Center. YouTube Live From the Runway, presented by Maybelline NY, is your ticket to the hottest shows including Diane Von Furstenberg, Michael Kors, and Vera Wang. Fashionistas from around the world can watch around 30 of today’s hottest designers live streamed from NYC. You can also find fashion and beauty tutorials, behind-the-scenes action, interviews with designers, models, celebrities and more, all at Tune in today through February 16 for the live stream. COLOR TRENDS 2016 - Holtermann Design LLC Predicting colors for 2016 in 2013 is iffy. However, Chelsea Stevenson on Behance gave it a shot and we appreciate the bold analyzes behind her choices. About the project: To predict trends and colors for 2016 based on social and economic events of 2011.

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ISPO Textrend Fall/Winter 2015/2016 Fashion & Textile Trends ISPO MUNICH is very pleased to have the opportunity to share these visions for Fall/Winter 2015/2016 with the textile industry. In cooperation with trend experts ISPO MUNICH studied various global trends with influence on the textile industry and its products. In combination with the defined trend colors and five more detailed textile trends, these mega trends provide a good vision where the future of textiles will take us. ISPO Mega Trends Fall/Winter 2015/2016 50 Cute and Trendy Updos for Long Hair Updo styles are essential for weddings, proms and other special occasions. They can make you more confident and relaxed. Besides formal occasions, updos can be worn on some regular days, too. Because let’s face it, sometimes we just want to wear our hair out of our face. In style, of course. But, to be able to rock an updo, you have to have long hair.

Lengthening a Dress with Lace I have been off of work the past two days and I got to enjoy a quick little road trip up to Indianapolis with my parents. It was short, but still very fun and it was great to see them again. It was sad to see them go! You may have noticed (or you may not), but I have made a few more cosmetic changes to the blog! I'm pretty excited about it.My mom and I hit some antique malls on the drive up to Indy, which is always exciting. Top 10 Fonts Web Designers Love When I was starting out with Web and graphic design, I was always wondering about the fonts that real designers use. So I conducted a research to find out the most popular fonts designers like to use, their best practices, and also out of personal curiosity, their typographical needs. It would be nice to know which font is good for which situation and today I am sharing with you the results of my research. Through a combination of data collected from Polldaddy, Forrst, Facebook and Twitter, I got feedback from 34 designers from 14 countries answering questions about their favorite fonts and explaining to me why they love them. By analysing all the input submitted I have uncovered some interesting information, which has been put together in an infographic by friends in Piktochart.

WCF:Trends - Activewear Forecast Women + Men SS 2016 Great Report! We are entering into a unique era of style. Along with consumers’ new outlook comes the opportunity to mix utility, comfort and personal taste into an everyday look - seeking out tech-specific textiles, rioting color palettes, modern aesthetics, street utility details, and new subcultures. Spearheading this progression in wardrobe are the Millennials who seamlessly fuse active influences with everyday sportswear, and even tailored clothing in some cases.

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