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Fashion Icons Of The 1970s





fashion icons of the 1970s






    fashion icons
  • Fashion design is the art of the application of design and [[aesthetics]or natural beauty] to clothing and accessories. Fashion design is influenced by cultural and social attitudes, and has varied over time and place.

  • (Fashion Icon) Fashion, a general term for the style and custom prevalent at a given time, in its most common usage refers to costume or clothing style.





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    1970s
  • File:1970s decade montage.png|From left, clockwise: US President Richard Nixon doing the V for Victory sign after his resignation from office after the Watergate scandal in 1974; Refugees aboard a US naval boat after the Fall of Saigon, leading to the end of the Vietnam War in 1975; Alan Shepard

  • This is a timeline of major events in Mormonism in the 20th century.

  • seventies: the decade from 1970 to 1979











fashion icons of the 1970s - It Seemed




It Seemed Like Nothing Happened: America in the 1970s


It Seemed Like Nothing Happened: America in the 1970s



"This is the single best book on the 1970s." --Leo Ribuffo, George Washington University "A compelling and persuasive challenge to the journalistic characterization of the '70s as the 'Me Decade.'" --Ruth Rosen, University of California, Davis The title of Peter Carroll's book, It Seemed Like Nothing Happened, ironically reveals the message. The decade of the '70s was far from our common impression of the calm following the turbulent '60s. Instead, it was a time filled with dramatic events and changes. In this unique, comprehensive history of the 1970s, we learn about international developments: the war in Cambodia, Nixon's trip to China, the oil embargo and resulting gas shortage, the Mayaguez incident, the Camp David accords, the Iranian capture of the U.S. embassy and the taking of hostages, and the ill-fated rescue mission. All this signaled a decline in American power and influence. We also learn about domestic politics: Kent State, the Pentagon Papers, Haynsworth and Carswell, the Eagleton affair, the rise of ticket splitting, the Saturday night massacre, Nixon's resignation, the conservative shift in the Democratic Party, and the Reagan electoral landslide. Carroll reminds us of tragedies and occasional moments of levity, bringing up the names Patricia Hearst, George Jackson and Angela Davis, Wilbur Mills and the Argentina Firecracker, Wayne Hays and Elizabeth Ray, Harvey Milk and Mayor George Moscone. Peter N. Carroll has taught at the University of Illinois, the University of Minnesota, and Stanford University. He is the author of The Odyssey of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade: Americans in the Spanish Civil War.










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Catherine Deneuve




Catherine Deneuve





Spanish postcard by Postal Oscarcolor, nr. 111, 1964. Dep. Legal B 14.1618-1964.

Elegant Catherine Deneuve (1943) is an icon of the French cinema who graces the screen for already more than five decades. She gained recognition in the 1960’s for her portrayal of cool, mysterious beauties in classic films of directors like Luis Bunuel, Roman Polanski and Francois Truffaut. Apart from a great actress, she is also an archetype for Gallic beauty. From from 1985 to 1989, she succeeded Brigitte Bardot as the model for the national symbol Marianne, seen on French coins and stamps.

Catherine Deneuve was born Catherine Fabienne Dorleac in 1943, in Paris, France. She was the third of four daughters to the stage actors Maurice Dorleac and Renee Deneuve (who was the French voice of Esther Williams, and whose name Catherine uses). Her sisters were actress Francoise Dorleac, Sylvie Dorleac and Danielle Dorleac. When Catherine was 13 she had the opportunity to play in Les Collegiennes/The Twilight Girls (1956, Andre Hunebelle) during the summer school holidays with her sister Sylvie, and she accepted because she was curious to see how a film was made. She continued with small parts in minor films, until she met Roger Vadim, the former husband of Brigitte Bardot. Stunning and only 17 years old, Deneuve and the 32 years old Vadim began romancing. She dyed her naturally brown hair to blonde to please Vadim, who gave her a leading part in the Marquis de Sade adaptation Le vice et la vertu/Vice and Virtue (1963, Roger Vadim). Her breakthrough came the next year with the musical Les parapluies de Cherbourg/The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964, Jacques Demy) in which she gave an unforgettable performance as a romantic middle-class girl who falls in love with a young soldier but gets imprisoned in a loveless marriage with another man. The gifted Demy also cast Deneuve in the less successful Les demoiselles de Rochefort/The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967, Jacques Demy), with her elder sister, Francoise Dorleac. That year Francoise would die in a fatal car crash on the French Riviera. only 25 years old. The sisters were extremely close and Deneuve was devastated.

Catherine Deneuve had had her English speaking film debut in Polanski’s shocking psychological thriller Repulsion (1965, Roman Polanski). She delivered a creepy performance, as Carol, a sexually repressed, paranoid schizophrenic, whose descent into madness results with her murdering men who lust after her. She was again a sensation as a bored housewife who fulfills her sexual fantasies while working as an afternoon call girl in Bunuel’s masterpiece Belle de jour/Beauty of the Day (1967, Luis Bunuel). She also worked with the Spanish director in Tristana (1970, Luis Bunuel), in which she portrayed again an innocent beauty exploited by a lecherous older man, played by Fernando Rey. Unlike in Belle de jour, this time her character achieved independence and eventually exacted revenge on the man who exploited her. The film garnered an Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Language Film. She gave another great performance in a dual role in La sirene du Mississipi/Mississipi Mermaid (1969, Francois Truffaut), a kind of apotheosis of her ‘beautiful ice maiden’ persona. She had a relationship with Truffaut, and when their relationship failed, Truffaut reportedly had a nervous breakdown.

Catherine Deneuve was the muse of fashion designer Yves Saint-Laurent, who dressed her for Belle de jour, La chamade/Heartbeat (1968, Alain Cavalier), La sirene du Mississipi, Un flic/A Cop (1972, Jean-Pierre Melville), Liza (1972, Marco Ferreri) and The Hunger (1983, Tony Scott). She was the face of Chanel No. 5 in the 1970’s and caused sales of the perfume to soar. In the USA, the press nominated her as the world's most elegant woman. She appeared in two American movies, the comedy The April Fools (1969, Stuart Rosenberg) opposite Jack Lemmon, and the crime drama Hustle (1975, Robert Aldrich) with Burt Reynolds. She remained active in European films during the 1970s, but she didn't find parts of the same caliber as her roles of the 1960’s. She made five films together with Marcello Mastroianni: Ca n'arrive qu'aux autres/It Only Happens to Others (1971, Nadine Trintignant), Liza (1972, Marco Ferreri), L'evenement le plus important depuis que l'homme a marche sur la lune/A Slightly Pregnant Man (1973, Jacques Demy), Touche pas a la femme blanche/Don't Touch the White Woman! (1974, ), and Les cent et une nuits de Simon Cinema/A Hundred and One Nights of Simon Cinema (1995, Agnes Varda). She played a magnificent role in Le dernier metro/The Last Metro (1980, Francois Truffaut) as a stage actress in Nazi-occupied Paris. It was the first of six films in which she starred opposite Gerard Depardieu. For her performance she won a Cesar Award, and the film, which won an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, revived her international career. Deneuve played a bisexual vampire in t











Lacost Logo




Lacost Logo





The early 1970s served as a transformation period for the apparel company. An eccentric partnership was created with the purchasing of Lacoste by General Mills and combining it with Izod. The outcome was cheaper versions of the first class polo shirts brazenly distributed at Wal-Mart and other discount stores. What was then an affordable clothing item, selling at $35, has now become the hottest and most expensive polo shirt, selling at a whopping $98 for men and $115 for women.

Along with other world renowned logos, such as ponies, eagles, tacky acronyms, and the over abundant family names, the crocodile arrives as a breath of fresh air—a zesty lime in a tall glass of bubbling Perrier that complements a side dish of caviar and truffle on buttered bread: tasty, classy, and sophisticated. The French apparel company has skewed fashion with fleeting trends and introduced its own subtle display of power. The vicious crocodile has transcended time and fashion statements. Originally created for comfort on the tennis courts, it has turned into a business icon and set a standard for all polo shirts to follow.

Fast forward close to a century later, the same name dominates the court via sponsorship vehicle Andy Roddick. As ambassador for the totem for the next 5 years Roddick himself has set a standard for the game, ending the 2005 season as the number 1 U.S. player and number 3 worldwide player. Where Roddick’s game ends, Lacoste begins. This game though goes beyond love, deuces, and the occasional ace.









fashion icons of the 1970s








fashion icons of the 1970s




The Great Funk: Styles of the Shaggy, Sexy, Shameless 1970s






Avocado kitchens! Shag rugs! Dacron leisure suits! Earth shoes!

At long last, the author of the beloved celebration of 1950s and ’60s design Populuxe turns his sights on that most confusing and confused decade of all: the 1970s.

The ’70s were tough, man. The president resigned; we lost a war; there were gas lines, urban squalor, bizarre crimes, and soaring inflation. The country fell into a great funk. But when things fall apart, you can take the fragments and make something fresh. Plaid maxi-dresses and macrame may have been ugly, but they signaled new modes of seeing and being. The 1970s were all about reinvention.

In The Great Funk, Thomas Hine scrutinizes the looks and life of this complex era, climbing into the heads (and platform shoes!) of those who experienced the ’70s—exploring the design of our homes and our fashions and scanning the ads that set our desires on fire.

The Great Funk is more than a lavish catalog of 1970s culture and design: it’s a brilliantly original, wonderfully lively look at the “Me Decade” through the eyes of the man House & Garden has called “America’s sharpest design critic.”










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FASHION ISLAND MOVIE THEATERS. FASHION ISLAND


Fashion Island Movie Theaters. Fashion Show Schedule 2011.



Fashion Island Movie Theaters





fashion island movie theaters






    fashion island
  • Fashion Island is an upscale open-air shopping mall in Newport Beach, California . Fashion Island is owned by The Irvine Company.

  • Fashion Island is a shopping mall located on Ramintra Road, in Khan Na Yao district outskirt of Bangkok, Thailand. Some of the anchors are * Robinson Department Store * BigC * Major Cineplex * Home Pro





    movie theaters
  • (movie theater) cinema: a theater where films are shown

  • A theater where movies are shown for public entertainment

  • (Movie Theater) The literal definition means "where they are shown."











fashion island movie theaters - Silent Screens:




Silent Screens: The Decline and Transformation of the American Movie Theater (Creating the North American Landscape)


Silent Screens: The Decline and Transformation of the American Movie Theater (Creating the North American Landscape)



The single-screen movie theaters that punctuated small-town America's main streets and city neighborhoods since the 1920s are all but gone. The well-dressed throng of moviegoers has vanished; the facades are boarded. In Silent Screens, photographer Michael Putnam captures these once prominent cinemas in decline and transformation. His photographs of abandoned movie houses and forlorn marquees are an elegy to this disappearing cultural icon.
In the early 1980s, Putnam began photographing closed theaters, theaters that had been converted to other uses (a church, a swimming pool), theaters on the verge of collapse, theaters being demolished, and even vacant lots where theaters once stood. The result is an archive of images, large in quantity and geographically diffuse. Here is what has become of the Odeons, Strands, and Arcadias that existed as velvet and marble outposts of Hollywood drama next to barbershops, hardware stores, and five-and-dimes.
Introduced by Robert Sklar, the starkly beautiful photographs are accompanied by original reminiscences on moviegoing by Peter Bogdanovich, Molly Haskell, Andrew Sarris, and Chester H. Liebs as well as excerpts from the works of poet John Hollander and writers Larry McMurtry and John Updike. Sklar begins by mapping the rise and fall of the local movie house, tracing the demise of small-town theaters to their role as bit players in the grand spectacle of Hollywood film distribution. "Under standard distribution practice," he writes, "a new film took from six months to a year to wend its way from picture palace to Podunk (the prints getting more and more frayed and scratched along the route). Even though the small-town theaters and their urban neighborhood counterparts made up the majority of the nation's movie houses, their significance, in terms of revenue returned to the major motion-picture companies that produced and distributed films, was paltry."
In his essay, "Old Dreams," Last Picture Show director Peter Bogdanovich recalls the closing of New York City's great movie palaces—the mammoth Roxy, the old Paramount near Times Square, the Capitol, and the Mayfair—and the more innocent time in which they existed "when a quarter often bought you two features, a newsreel, a comedy short, a travelogue, a cartoon, a serial, and coming attractions."
While the images in Putnam's book can be read as a metaphor for the death of many downtowns in America, Silent Screens goes beyond mere nostalgia to tell the important story of the disappearance of the single-screen theater, illuminating the layers of cultural and economic significance that still surround it.
"These photographs and the loss of which they speak signal the passing of a way of being together." —Molly Haskell
List of Theaters by State
Alabama ? The Lyric, Anniston ? The Martin, Huntsville
Arizona ? The Duncan, Duncan
Arkansas ? The Avon, West Memphis
California ? The Town, Los Angeles ? El Capitan, San Francisco ? The State, Santa Barbara
Connecticut ? The Dixwell Playhouse, New Haven ? The Princess, New Haven
Florida ? The Gateway, Lake City
Georgia ? The Judy, Hartwell
Idaho ? The Ace, Wendell
Illinois ? The Pekin, Pekin
Indiana ? The Rem, Remington ? The Ritz, Rensselaer
Kansas ? The Cameo, Kansas City
Kentucky ? The Crescent, Louisville ? The Ohio, Louisville
Louisiana ? The Madison, Madisonville ? The Sabine, Many ? The Jefferson, New Orleans
Massachusetts ? The Strand, Westfield Michigan ? The Liberty, Benton Harbor
Mississippi ? The Magee, Magee ? The Star, Mendenhall ? The Mono, Monticello ? The Park, Pelahatchie
Missouri ? The Star, Warrensburg
Nebraska ? The Grand, Grand Isle
New Jersey ? RKO Proctor's Palace, Newark
New Mexico ? The Lux, Grants ? The State, San Jon
New York ? The Hollywood, Au Sable Forks ? The Broadway, Buffalo ? The Lovejoy, Buffalo ? The Senate, Buffalo ? The Jefferson, New York City ? The Little Carnegie, New York City ? The 72nd Street East, New York City
North Carolina ? The Colonial, Chesnee ? The Alva, Morganton
Oregon ? The United Artists, Pendleton
Pennsylvania ? The Lawndale, Philadelphia ? The Rex, Philadelphia ? The Spruce, Philadelphia ? The York, Philadelphia ? The Capitol, Williamsport
Tennessee ? The Park, Memphis
Texas ? The Royal, Archer City ? The Strand, Chillicothe ? The Gem, Claude ? The Mulkey, Clarendon ? The Texas, Del Rio ? The Bowie, Fort Worth ? The Chatmas, Hearne ? The Queen, Hearne ? The Palace, Henderson ? The Alabama, Houston ? The Almeda, Houston ? The Crim, Kilgore ? The Gulf, Robstown ? The Clinch, Tazwell ? The Winnie, Winnie
Virginia ? The Earle, Big Stone Gap ? The Home, Strasburg
Washington ? The Pasco, Pasco
West Virginia ? The Ritz, Ansted ? The Alpine, Rainelle










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Ridgewood Theater




Ridgewood Theater





Myrtle Avenue, Ridgewood, Queens

The Ridgewood Theater, constructed in 1916 in the rapidly developing section of Ridgewood, was designed by prominent theater architect Thomas Lamb. The theater is located on Myrtle Avenue, the area’s major commercial thoroughfare, contributing to the creation of a town center for the residents who were moving into the nearby rowhouse developments. This building was constructed during the earliest period of the development of the movie theater as a building type, and was part of the industry’s efforts to bring this new and exciting form of entertainment to small towns and local communities throughout the country. This theater showed movies continuously for more than 90 years, retaining its original use through numerous changes in the presentation of movies and the interior environment of the theater, including the addition of sound for “talkies,” and in spite of the competition provided by television and other forms of entertainment.

It was one of the longest-running movie theaters in the country when it closed in March, 2008. The theater’s facade displays the Beaux-Arts training and skills of architect Thomas Lamb in its straightforward design enhanced with classical and geometric elements such as pilasters and heavily encrusted shields, created in glazed terra cotta. The building retains a strong presence on the street as it rises above the neighboring structures, with its name carved onto the building and its large projecting marquee advertising the wonders within. The Ridgewood Theater’s impressive white facade has helped it stand out from its neighbors, and makes it as attractive to local residents today as when it was constructed.

History of Ridgewood, Queens

Located in western Queens County, the town of Ridgewood originally spanned the Brooklyn-Queens border. Part of the town was located in the eastern end of Bushwick, Brooklyn while another section was part of the adjacent town of Newtown, one of the original three towns of Queens County. Inhabited by the Mespachtes Indians prior to being settled by Europeans, Bushwick was one of the original six towns that joined together to become the City of Brooklyn in 1854. The high, thickly wooded terrain running east from Ridgewood through the center of Long Island was the most noticeable aspect of the area’s topology.

During the 17th and 18th centuries, farms in Bushwick and Ridgewood were farmed by Dutch and British families, who grew lettuce, corn, potatoes, cauliflower, and a variety of fruits for urban markets in Brooklyn and Manhattan. The only known Dutch farmhouse surviving in Ridgewood is the Adrian and Ann Wyckoff Onderdonk House (a designated New York City Landmark).4 There were only five farms in Ridgewood at the start of the American Revolution, along with a small burial ground. During this period and for some years thereafter, some of the farmers owned slaves. After they were freed, some of these African-American people stayed in the area and became prominent in local affairs.

The discovery of pure ground water in Bushwick in the mid-19th century spurred the construction of several breweries, most of which were owned by German immigrants and staffed by a German work force. By 1880, at least eleven breweries, including Rheingold, were operating within a fourteen block area in western Bushwick, known as “brewer’s row,” and other industrious German immigrants opened factories and knitting mills in the area. Tenements and small row houses were built nearby to house the workers and their families.8 A number of picnic grounds, beer gardens, amusement parks, and racetracks opened amidst Ridgewood’s fields and farming villages towards the end of the nineteenth century, catering especially to the large German population of Bushwick. These areas provided open space for many people who otherwise spent their time in crowded tenements. German shooting clubs also provided a popular pastime.

Transportation improvements to the area helped propel development. Myrtle and Metropolitan Avenues and Fresh Pond Road are among the oldest streets in Ridgewood, having originally been Native American trails and then used by Long Island farmers to take their products to market. Stagecoaches and horsecars ran along Myrtle Avenue (also called Jamaica Plank Road) which extended from the Brooklyn Bridge to Jamaica Avenue.10 The first railroad to reach the area, in 1878, was the New York Connecting Railroad Extension (once the Manhattan Beach Railroad), running from Brooklyn through Ridgewood to the Brooklyn seashore.11 The elevated rapid transit line ran to Wyckoff Avenue along the Brooklyn/Queens border beginning in 1888 and was extended to Fresh Pond Road beginning in 1915.

Ridgewood remained largely rural however, until after the consolidation of the City of New York in 1898, just as the last vacant land in Bushwick was being developed. By the turn of the century, Bushwick’s builders began purchasing Ridgewood’s farms, parks, and











Classic American drive-in theater




Classic American drive-in theater





The former Star-Lite drive-in movie theater in Tacoma, Washington. The Theater opened May 26, 1948 showing "Golden Earrings" with Ray Milland and Marlene Deitrich and "Adventure Island" with Rory Calhoun and Rhonda Fleming. It closed as a drive-in theater in 1996 . Currently, it is being used as a swap meet.









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fashion island movie theaters




Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters for DVD






The Aqua Teen Hunger Force movie establishes the origins of the Aqua Teens and attempts to explain the back story to some age-old mysteries that have surrounded the Aqua Teens. Or does it? No one really knows
DVD Features:
Alternate endings
Deleted Scenes
Featurette
Music Video
Other
Photo gallery
Theatrical Trailer

Fans of Cartoon Network’s Aqua Teen Hunger Force series (part of the cable channel’s Adult Swim programming) know what they’re in for with this feature-length extension of the nearly-indescribable animated show. Set in a rundown, Jersey suburb, Aqua Teen concerns the misadventures of three human-size characters who happen to be fast food refuse: the crude Master Shake, a discarded milkshake in a cup similar to those from McDonalds; skeptical Frylock, a flying, cardboard box of french fries; and the personable Meatwad, a piece of expired, red beef of unknown origin. Together, they go in search of a missing piece of an exercise machine that happens to be more than an exercise machine, placing them on a collision course with the likes of Oglethorpe and Emory, a pair of jagged, ridiculous creatures from the future who travel with a robot companion claiming to be the Ghost of Christmas Past. They also encounter Dr. Weird, a mad scientist given to disguises and who seeks revenge against the Hunger Force; McPee Pants, a rapping spider who wears a shower cap and diaper; and the hilarious Ignignokt and Err, two-dimensional villains from the ancient days of pokey, Atari video games. Dave Willis and Matt Maiellaro, series creators and writers-directors on Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters, are wildly entertaining class clowns, but they expect the rest of us to follow them into their surreal world of postmodern animated nuttiness. The rewards, however, are plentiful. --Tom Keogh










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GOSSIP GIRLS FASHION STYLE - GOSSIP GIRLS


Gossip Girls Fashion Style - Fashion Jewellery Chennai - Afghan Fashion Show London



Gossip Girls Fashion Style





gossip girls fashion style






    gossip girls
  • Gossip Girls is a celebrity news and gossip website in Slingshot Labs' DailyFill entertainment network, which is owned by parent company News Corp. The site's original content is regularly featured on the homepage of Google News and FOXNews.

  • (Gossip Girl (season 4)) The CW officially renewed Gossip Girl for a fourth season on February 16, 2010.

  • (Gossip Girl (season 2)) The second season of Gossip Girl, an American teen drama based upon the book by Cecily von Ziegesar and Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage created the series.





    fashion
  • Make into a particular or the required form

  • make out of components (often in an improvising manner); "She fashioned a tent out of a sheet and a few sticks"

  • characteristic or habitual practice

  • manner: how something is done or how it happens; "her dignified manner"; "his rapid manner of talking"; "their nomadic mode of existence"; "in the characteristic New York style"; "a lonely way of life"; "in an abrasive fashion"

  • Use materials to make into





    style
  • designate by an identifying term; "They styled their nation `The Confederate States'"

  • manner: how something is done or how it happens; "her dignified manner"; "his rapid manner of talking"; "their nomadic mode of existence"; "in the characteristic New York style"; "a lonely way of life"; "in an abrasive fashion"

  • make consistent with a certain fashion or style; "Style my hair"; "style the dress"

  • A way of painting, writing, composing, building, etc., characteristic of a particular period, place, person, or movement

  • A manner of doing something

  • A way of using language











gossip girls fashion style - You Know




You Know You Want It: Style-Inspiration-Confidence


You Know You Want It: Style-Inspiration-Confidence



WHO DO YOU WANT TO BE TODAY?
Your classic sheath is charming; your sweetest frock is disarming. Are you an international woman of mystery or the girl next door? Sometimes all it takes to transform your style is a pair of ballet flats and a raffia tote, and suddenly, the downtown hipster becomes a mademoiselle from Marseilles.

The key to style is confidence. And the secret to being confident is being prepared.

Eric Daman believes that style is fluid—and that it should be fun. In You Know You Want It, he'll teach you to be unforgettable.

You'll learn how to:
Stop wearing it and start owning itEnjoy snappy trends while staying true to your signature styleIndulge your mood today and change your look tomorrow
With hundreds of chic photos, ingenious ideas, insider tips, and above all, gorgeous clothes for every budget, You Know You Want It will grant you your fashion happily ever after.











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Gossip Girl: Serena's Style




Gossip Girl: Serena's Style





shoes: Paper Couture "Buckled mid-calf boot-sedona leather";
hair: Armidi "Pasadena Girl IV";
skin: Tuli "S5 light natural 1";
jeans: Relika;
shirt: Blaze "Boyfriend Buttondown";
undershirt: Thimbles "Barfight Brenda Tank in all-cleaned-up";
purse: savvy avvy "jacob's bag in dirty yellow";
pug-dog: Paradise Pets











Michelle Trachtenberg




Michelle Trachtenberg





Michelle Trachtenberg wearing her Poppy Stone Chandelier Earrings on the set of "Gossip Girl" in NYC on March 8th, 2010.









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JAPANESE FASHION MAGAZINES ONLINE. JAPANESE FASHION


Japanese Fashion Magazines Online. Fashion Fabrics Online.



Japanese Fashion Magazines Online





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    japanese
  • The language of Japan, spoken by almost all of its population

  • of or relating to or characteristic of Japan or its people or their culture or language; "the Japanese Emperor"; "Japanese cars"

  • a native or inhabitant of Japan

  • the language (usually considered to be Altaic) spoken by the Japanese

  • A native or national of Japan, or a person of Japanese descent





    online
  • While so connected or under computer control

  • In or into operation or existence

  • on-line: on a regular route of a railroad or bus or airline system; "on-line industries"

  • on-line(a): being in progress now; "on-line editorial projects"

  • on-line: connected to a computer network or accessible by computer; "an on-line database"

  • With processing of data carried out simultaneously with its production











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I did my first ever paid model shoot today. I paid two ladies to pose for photos for my textbook. I want to be able to put the text online (with an "unbound licence"), and for that I need to use my own photos.

The models were very good at modelling considering that it was their first time, and that they are simply students, not professional models. I was blessed. It was the photographer that did not have his act together.

The things I learnt were....
1) You can't have too much light, and I had too little. The day started bright but by midday I did not really have enought light (hence shake and lack of dof above). Too much *directly light* and the shadows would be too strong though, so a bright cloudy day in spring sounds like a good idea. Today was cloudy winter. (Of course if I had a studio then...but I don't have a studio)
2) I asked that the models came with bright coloured clothes and they did that well. But I should have asked that they wear no black, because I know that blacks do not print well at least at my printer. This lady's thin legs are going to be a problem. I wonder how many ladies have blue/pink/green/tights. I might invest in a few pairs and hand them out before the shoot.
3) Do not put the heads in the centre of the frame you fool! About the only thing I can remember from my photography course is that amateurs put the face in the middle of the frame and loose out on the bottom of the legs and put a lot of useless stuff at the top of the frame. That is what I did.
4) Do not move too far back. My lens is a bit wide and I was sheepish so I had a tendcy to back off. That combined with 3) above, I moved back far enough to keep legs in the frame while their faces were in the middle, meaing that I was too far away from my subject. My Canon 40D does not have enough resolution to spare that I can back away like this. **I will put a mark on the ground and keep my ground standing with my feet on the mark.**
5) Bring a step-ladder/platform so as to be able to take photos from above the subject. They look good. I did not take enough.
6) Patter. This is probably half of what it takes to be a good model photographer - having a patter that keeps the models in a good mood. The best I could do (and it did not work too badly) was to mimic the words/vocalisations that accompany their poses in my poofy falsetto. This made me seem silier than them (takes the pressure off them) and puts them in the mood. I will go with that.
7) 15 minutes is a long time. I did half an hour but we were all pretty tired after 15 minutes.
8) Get hold of a proper model release. Mine was very general and brief. I want to be clear that I really do own the images and at the same time protect the models from all uhappy uses of the photo.
9) Ask the models to keep looking at the camera or at least forward since it is rare that one can use a shot where you can't see a model's eyes. Some sort of cuddly toy on a post, or attached to a pole coming out of the top of the camera, or a hat with something to look at might be a good idea. Next time I might wear a Father Christmas hat and say "Keep your eyes on the bobble."
10) Practice the exposure beforehand and get it right before the models arrive. I should have over-exposed more than I did, due to the white-ish background. (Yes, I wish there were a white white wall near me)
11) Two models at once cost twice as much, but they keep each other cheerful so it is money well spent. All the same, zoom in on one model at a time. In any event I need to zoom in more or buy an even more expensive camera.
12) The more poses you can think of in advance the better. Each one does not take long. The variety keeps everyone interested. I should have had more poses even if they are not needed by the textbook just to keep everyone on the ball, happy, motivated. I guess that professional models can come up with poses themselves, but professional models cost an awful lot more. Japanese ladies fashion magazines sometimes have lists (that is to say sequences of photos) of cute poses in them. I should get hold of one of those magazines and run through a sequence of poses. I could look at some good modelled photos and run through a sequence of poses "now pout, now point at me, how point in the air, now hide your mouth, now face sideways and look at me from the sidelong, good, now stick out your tongue, now pretend to wipe away a tear...." that sort of thing.
And I am sure that there are a million more things I should have done.

But anyway, I think that if I get as lucky as I did today on a few more days I will be able to replace the micro-stock photos in my textbook with photos of my own.











Ichibankan & Kinokuniya Haul




Ichibankan & Kinokuniya Haul





Went to Japantown while Ian was at school. Went to Ichibankan & Kinokuniya. I'm going to start buying / collecting japanese fashion magazines again. Sometimes I'm tired of looking at magazine scans online. I bought the Rilakkuma folders to decorate my wall with. I was almost tempted to buy a Rilakkuma plush.. but I didn't. The ice cream figurines to decorate my desk/ book shelf with. The notebooks to practice my japanese writing in & deco cases to put my deco stuff in.










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JAPANESE STREET FASHION BLOGS. JAPANESE STREET


JAPANESE STREET FASHION BLOGS. WHOLESALE FASHION CLOTHINGS



Japanese Street Fashion Blogs





japanese street fashion blogs






    street fashion
  • Street fashion is a term used to describe fashion that is considered to have emerged not from studios, but from the grassroots. Street fashion is generally associated with youth culture, and is most often seen in major urban centers.

  • Japan began to emulate Western fashion during the middle of the 19th century. By the beginning of the 21st century it had altered into what is known today as 'street fashion'.





    japanese
  • a native or inhabitant of Japan

  • A native or national of Japan, or a person of Japanese descent

  • of or relating to or characteristic of Japan or its people or their culture or language; "the Japanese Emperor"; "Japanese cars"

  • The language of Japan, spoken by almost all of its population

  • the language (usually considered to be Altaic) spoken by the Japanese





    blogs
  • (blog) web log: a shared on-line journal where people can post diary entries about their personal experiences and hobbies; "postings on a blog are usually in chronological order"

  • (blog) read, write, or edit a shared on-line journal

  • Add new material to or regularly update a blog

  • (blogger) a person who keeps and updates a blog











unsafe sex




unsafe sex





Photo on loan from Starheadboy, which was originally on loan from me. It's complicated. Either way...this is my new product that everyone should purchase. It's the perfect gift for people like your depressed father or perhaps that wierdo down the street who bathes his dog a little too often and is always lurking Japanese Lolita fashion blogs.











Hair-ajuku




Hair-ajuku





I gotta commend the general population of Tokyo for going for and committing to a "look". Por ejemplo, this trio of hair-warriors in Harajuku.

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japanese street fashion blogs







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