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25 Reasons Why You Should Dress Up Every Day

25 Reasons Why You Should Dress Up Every Day
Photo Credits: 1, 2, 3, 4 A few weeks ago, a reader left a comment that made me think about the things we wear every day and why we wear them. She was asking for advice on what to do when people ask “why are YOU so dressed up?” As if wearing something cute that makes you feel good is a “strange” thing to do! That comment got me thinking about dressing up and what that means. Since when did it become an unusual thing to put effort into what you wear and have fun with fashion? I was immediately inspired to create this list. So why dress up? Because life’s too short to blend in. Because you’re only young once. Because fashion is a method of self expression. Because you never know who you’ll run into. Because it obviously annoys some people (like the guy who asks why YOU are so dressed up). Because you never know, there’s always a chance you could get snapped by The Sartorialist (or maybe the girls over at Street Spotted)! Because you deserve to look your best at all times. Because it’s fun! Related:  And Exhale

10 days of character building wrap up Character Bio Sheets A bio sheet is a way of keeping track of a character’s physical description, traits and attributes. This method is familiar to anyone who enjoys role playing games such as Dungeons and Dragons. Using a Bio Sheet gives you an excellent reference point to go back to when you need to remember key information about your character. There are specific roles that characters fall into when you are writing a story. Building a Character Using Multiple Perspectives This technique helps you to build relationships. Key Questions This is a simple list of questions that provide insight into your character and how your character fits into your story. Basing Characters on Real People We often draw inspiration for fictional characters from people we know in real life. A Day in the Life Once the events of a story kick into motion, main characters are pushed outside of their boundaries and comfort zones. Interview This is a classic method of creating a character. Biography Possessions

“Oyster” Dress, Irere, spring/summer 2003 Alexander McQueen (British, 1969–2010)“Oyster” DressIrere, spring/summer 2003 Ivory silk organza, georgette, and chiffon Courtesy of Alexander McQueen Photograph © Sølve Sundsbø / Art + Commerce Andrew Bolton: One of the highlights in this gallery is a dress called the “Oyster” Dress, which is made up of hundreds and hundreds of layers of silk organza, almost like a mille-feuille pastry. And the collection told the story of a shipwreck at sea and the subsequent landfall in the Amazon, and it was peopled with pirates, conquistadors, and Amazonian Indians. And I think that what’s interesting about this particular dress is you see how McQueen evolved as a designer in terms of the fact that he was always well known as a tailor. Sarah Burton: He wanted this idea of it—was almost like she drowned—and the top part of the dress is all fine boning and tulle, and the chiffon is all frayed and disheveled on the top. Andrew Bolton: He learned softness at Givenchy; he learned draping at Givenchy.

Running on Happiness AvantGarde Fashion Photography :: Tracking the Girls by Ellen Von Unwerth :: June :: 2006 This page requires IE. Because we follow in the steps of the almighty Bill Gates. You need Bill to see our page. You will love Bill too. Bill is wonderful (!) web avantgarde fashion photography & design Fashion Photography June 1, 2006 10:36 am Tracking the Girls by Ellen Von Unwerth Editorial: "Tracking the Girls" Vogue Nippon Oct04 Models: Jeisa Chiminazzo, Caroline Trentini Ellen Von Unwerth portfolio by Art+Commerce posted by design addict add to Comments » No comments yet. Leave a comment «« Previous: Uniforme Charme by Steven Klein Next: Daniel Klajmic; Guns N’ Roses »» who is she? categories savoir-vivre my pod linkin' Della Moda trendsetter (((freakuency))) Oscar Lewis Blog Ou Est Mon Chat? Kültür Sanat Günlügü AntiFit Luxica Mag Anti-Pop Adbusters Fashion Match :: SHOWstudio :: Bak! members login be a member archives August 2009 January 2009 August 2007 July 2007 June 2007 May 2007 April 2007 March 2007 February 2007 January 2007 December 2006 October 2006 September 2006 August 2006 July 2006 June 2006 May 2006

Ruffled Infinity Scarf Tutorial We are baking, sewing & crafting up a storm, preparing handmade gifts for this holiday season. I am sharing 30 wonderful sewn gifts from 30 amazing bloggers! Head on over to According to Kelly for 30 fabulous crafty gifts. A Southern Fairytale is spotlighting 30 edible yummies & holiday-inspired recipes.You definitely don’t want to miss a day! I am so excited to be a part of theHoliday Craft Along! Today I’m going to show you how to make this Ruffled Infinity scarf. All you need is some knit fabric and coordinating thread. Usually knit fabric is about 60 inches wide. Cut two strips of fabric across the whole width of your fabric. Lay one on top of the other, WRONG sides together. Now we’re going to ruffle the edges. Also, make sure to stretch your fabric as you sew. Turn the raw edges to the inside. Now match both ends up. Use a blind stitch to sew both ends together. Then do the same thing on the other side of the scarf. Finish by knotting your thread.

102 Resources for Fiction Writing « Here to Create UPDATE 1/10: Dead links removed, new links added, as well as Revision and Tools and Software sections. Are you still stuck for ideas for National Novel Writing Month? Or are you working on a novel at a more leisurely pace? Here are 102 resources on Character, Point of View, Dialogue, Plot, Conflict, Structure, Outlining, Setting, and World Building, plus some links to generate Ideas and Inspiration. 10 Days of Character Building Name Generators Name Playground The Universal Mary Sue Litmus Test Priming the idea pump (A character checklist shamlessly lifted from acting) How to Create a Character Seven Common Character Types Handling a Cast of Thousands – Part I: Getting to Know Your Characters It’s Not What They Say . . . Establishing the Right Point of View: How to Avoid “Stepping Out of Character” How to Start Writing in the Third Person Web Resources for Developing Characters What are the Sixteen Master Archetypes? Building Fictional Characters Fiction Writer’s Character Chart Speaking of Dialogue

Reinterpreting Disney Princess Costumes Through a Historical Lens If you grew up watching Disney movies, then you can probably picture the evening gown that Cinderella wore to Prince Charming’s ball or what Jasmine was wearing when she took that magic carpet ride with Aladdin. What you probably never considered was whether or not these signature ensembles were historically accurate. LA-based illustrator Claire Hummel, an artist for Microsoft Game Studios Publishing, decided to do some research on the subject, and the resulting images, while not necessarily the stuff of childhood memories, provide an interesting glimpse into the history of fashion. Click through for a narrated look at the work that she’s done on the project so far; if you like what you see, prints from the series are available here. Claire Hummel, Pocahontas. All images via My Modern Met. “Oh, Pocahontas. Claire Hummel, Cinderella “I went with the mid-1860s for Cinderella’s dress, the transitory period where the cage crinoline takes on a more elliptical shape and moves towards the back.

Here's looking at me kid Ulyana Sergeenko Ulyana Sergeenko is a rising fashion designer from Russia. She has made a strong debut in fashion world with her new collection autumn/winter 2011-12 (also featured in VOGUE Russia). The collection is inspired by 1950's, Soviet times. Indeed, when looking at the illustration on the fabrics the first thing that comes to mind is a huge farmer's land. I would describe a collection farmer/chic. Also, lately I have fallen in love with super long skirts/dresses so this collection is definitly appealing to me.