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? 1) Do a degree Studying at university might be the way to go if you're serious about a career in the industry. Willie Walters, programme director for fashion at Central Saint Martins says: "I'd say a fashion degree is exciting because it enables students to let go, within the constraint of learning the skills." A degree will give you historical and contextual knowledge that other routes into the industry might not provide. Industry projects can set a course apart and give you valuable experience while you're studying. Walters says: "Through our placement scheme students go out and work in industry, with companies like Louis Vuitton, Celine and Gucci, but also lesser-known designers. 2) Go to a private college
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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. Though other national teams have also begun to bedazzle, none have reached the extent of the Americans, who have made it their signature. Sparkle, Sparkle, Sparkle Photo
How to Make a Personal Fire Pit For Cheap! My name is Karen and I haven’t lit anything on fire in 5 months. I’m sure I deserve some sort of a chip or something for that. You see … I’m a bit of a pyromaniac. Technically I’m not a *real* pyromaniac I guess. I mean, I only light things on fire that should be lit on fire. Like kindling and hardwood and pretty much anything with Hello Kitty on it. We light fires in the fireplace every night here in old Casa de Karen from October until March. 6 face cords every year go flying up that chimney. So what’s a pretend pyromaniac girl like me to do in September? The Answer … The Personal Fire Pit. Here we gooooooo … Materials you Need cheap glass frames – $4 small rocks – $2 any kind of metal mesh – $2 any metal planter with a lip (edge) on it – $8 (on sale) Step #1 – Making a Glass Box You need to make a glass box. Do two sides first and hold them in place somehow until they dry. Position them so your final side will be easy to silicone. P.S. Step 2: Making the pit. It’ll look something like this. 1.
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. “She was huge, just massive. Roy Ricketts loves meerschaum pipes, although his admiration for them is purely on aesthetic grounds. “I used to collect wood carvings,” he says by Skype from his home in the United Kingdom, “but they tended to be the same sorts of figures, either Asian or religious. Top: A meerschaum pipe bearing a character who appears to be Sir Dagonet of Arthurian legend.
Cristóbal Balenciaga at Ornament Magazine - Jewelry, Fashion, Beads BALENCIAGA INFANTA EVENING DRESS, 1939. Photograph by George Hoyningen-Huene. © R.J. Horst. Cristóbal Balenciaga Fashion as Refined Art Balenciaga’s devout religious beliefs also reflected upon how he worked—with a focused discipline and an obsessive exactitude, especially in regard to his legendarily uncompromising fittings. The name Balenciaga has become a definition of timeless, classic elegance, synonymous with the exquisite beauty and rigorous perfectionism that his designs exemplified within the realm of twentieth-century haute couture. DIEGO VELAZQUEZ, Portrait of the Infanta Maria-Margarita, daughter of Felipe IV, King of Spain. Coco Chanel, who was initially his mentor of modernity, stated that all other designers of the era, including his numerous protégés1 were indebted to him as “the only couturier. San Francisco’s de Young Museum has mounted a stunning retrospective consisting of one hundred twenty of Cristóbal Balenciaga’s (1895-1972) signature fashions. Tamara W. Tamara W.
Art Inspired Outfits III 307 121 104 104 175 110 81 155 152 94 96 65 143 118 96 112 79 119 133 106 153 51 59 74 68 73 87 73 95 116 90 128 123 87 106 76 90 131 83 89 97 103 119 76 160 116 79 101 64 69 83 172 128 85 117 72 78 62 63 44 51 49 86 73 70 72 45 59 95 62 96 62 103 68 66 57 55 76 41 65 57 107 102 54 71 117 Flight Attendant Jet Age Uniforms 1959-present Back to basics with Delta's longest-lived uniform—a professional, tailored suit of tropical wool in navy blue. Originally jackets, pants, vests and skirt also came in gray, but navy became the preferred color. First Delta uniform with maternity wear—a loose navy jumper. Designed by Van Lupu for Omniform, this uniform was a classic when it was introduced in 1983. An update in about 1988 added double-breasted suit jackets, in addition to the earlier-style single-breasted jackets. A 1991 update added new and redesigned items. In 1996, special scarves and ties promoted Delta as The Official Airline of the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta.