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The Virtual Shoe Museum was initiated by Liza Snook in 2005. Once the idea was born, a long search began for designers, photographers and publishers connected to shoes. New friendships developed and our mailbox filled with loads of material on fantastic shoes, art and design on shoes. After months of designing, programming and searching for extraordinary shoes Virtual Shoe Museum 2.0 goes live in February 2012. On Valentines day version 2.0 will launch officially. This 14th of February it will be exactly seven years since the start of the Virtual Shoe Museum.

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The Bedazzling of the American Gymnast Though television brings all the athletes up close, they can get lost amid the actual competition on the floor, and shine helps highlight and distinguish each girl. “When the judges are there, every little thing counts,” said Samantha Peszek, a member of the 2008 Olympic team who is working for NBC’s digital and social content team for this summer’s games. The crystals also serve to emphasize the aesthetic aspect of a sport that has become ever more focused on athleticism and tricks — to its detriment, some argue. In a way, the fanciness and drama of the leotards can be seen as an attempt to correct a perceived imbalance between artistic power and physical power: telegraphing the idea that while “our skill level says one thing, our dress style says another.” The Olympic stadium “is the biggest stage of our lives,” Ms.

So you want to work in fashion? If you are someone who wants to work in the fashion industry, you'll know it. You'll read the magazines, you'll follow the blogs and your love of fashion will be part of who you are. But working out how to actually get there can be difficult. Do you go to uni or do you not? Search #ededed #e8dcca #b08a61 #66503c #6b636a Gloriously Grotesque 19th-Century Pipes The meerschaum pipes carved in Eastern Europe at the end of the 19th century are among the most bizarre and improbable concoctions in decorative art. Some feature bowls made from the heads of historical figures like Napoleon while others sport the likenesses of literary characters such as Sir Dagonet, King Arthur’s much-abused jester (above). There are pipes based on nursery rhymes, others depicting men on horseback, and lots of naked ladies, ranging from classical nudes positioned at the ends of pipes like ship figureheads to erotica bordering on pornography.

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