MEN’S ACCESSORY -BROOCHES

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When it comes to men accessories can be the most overlooked and under appreciated pieces they can definitely bring more depth to your appearance.I’m a fan of accessories and I have been crazy about brooches on blazers lately , i think accessories make what people have on look better,i wish men are more aware of how much they could add to an outfit, they would be more inclined or inspired to try it out for themselves, Check brooches below.



Hunger Games

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Director: Gary Ross (2012)

 Shut up, it is nothing like Twilight. Pre-emptive rant out of the way I will proceed to put my cards on the table. I have indeed read The Hunger Games. The entire trilogy. And, even as a twenty something I thoroughly enjoyed them all. Well at least 2.5 of them. It may have been a dirty little secret at first and then when it was announced they were making a film, I realised I would be called upon to defend their honour or stand by and watch as they were dragged through the mud or shelved alongside the pish that is tween fiction/film franchises like the aforementioned film. And, like our fearless protagonist, I come with bow and arrow and side braid ready to defend. Written by Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games may be a young adult book but it is one that is well written and gripping from start to finish – much like the film, despite clocking in at 140mins, even with huge sections cut out. Set in the dytopian realm of Panem, Katniss Everdeen and her sister Prim line up for District 12’s Reaping, an annual lottery into which all the children aged over 12 are entered and one boy and one girl are selected as Tributes for the annual Hunger Games. As Tributes, they enter the arena not only fighting for their District but also for their lives in the ultimate competition where there can only be one winner and the real prize is survival. But as her sister’s name is drawn, almost like a reflex, Katniss volunteers in her place. While it might not be a particularly new story (see also Series 7: The Contenders, Battle Royale), The Hunger Games takes it out of the ‘real world’ and transplants it into a surreal future where the Games are a punishment for humanity’s uprising – to remind them who is in control, the Capitol and the Peacekeepers. Director Gary Ross has frankly done a fantastic job. With a battalion of fans from the books, Ross had a big job on his hands making a worthy film but as the stellar cast rolled in including Woody Harrelson, Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks, Wes Bentley, Stanley Tucci and Lenny Kravitz, the backing of such big names boded well for the final result. Stylish and entertaining from the start, the garish inhabitants of the Capitol are ravenous for their fix of violence and celebrity combined as the Tributes are paraded before them before plunged into the arena, televised 24 hours a day. It’s a delirious world from the saturated colours and lurid falseness of the people to the terrifying side effects of the punishing arena. As sound and vision fades in and out of Katniss’ comprehension, so does our with such excellent mimicry from the camera work there was the briefest point I genuinely thought I was fainting too….Thankfully I wasn’t. And I wasn’t being attacked by Trackerjackers. Thankfully. Lawrence is superb as Katniss and though I found Josh Hutcherson a little too youthful for Peeta, her District compadre in the Games, he played well and, judging by the reaction of the teens sat next to me, was ticking boxes for younger viewers. It’s been a while since I have seen a film adaptation done so well, from sets to characterisation, particularly with the Gameskeeper, Seneca Crane (Wes Bentley) and the disconcertingly subdued President Snow (Donald Sutherland) who no doubt will come into his own in later films. Even for those who haven’t read the book – or who have little interest (what you’re not adult enough to read a young adult book?) in doing so – The Hunger Games is a fantastic film that manages to avoid Hollywood kitsch and predictability, offering everything from winning directorship and screenwriting to costume design and gripping action. Yes it is soaked in media attention as the ‘next big thing’ which certainly worries me for its future, particularly with Gary Ross already out for the next installment but I urge you to ignore the hype and make up your own mind. And may the odds be ever in your favour. (Get it? That’s a line from the movie…because yes, I am a tad obsessed. You will be too).

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VANS

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So what happens when a man with an extensive Hermes scarf collection asks the kind people at Vans to turn them into custom shoes? Some very beautiful & very unique footwear is created . If these were lace ups I would sell my soul for them.

  
















Cool gadgets for creative offices

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Each designer or agency office should be filled with creative and innovative gadgets that surprise our clients and stimulate the imagination. This will not make you a better designer, but looks are important, specially in front of your clients.

Are you a good designer? Then show us your gadgets.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

DIY (Do It Yourself) Month 4 * Week 3

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hey y’all !!! how did the weekend go ???? well..mine was good..but short though..and a very close friend of mine, Susan , is ill 😦 . pls lets wish her a quick recovery 🙂

going into today’s issue…concerning colour blocking…leggo!!

DIY Colour Blocked Pants

Colour + block = the 2 words in fashion most commonly used this season. It was just a matter of time before we’d incorporate this much loved trend into a DIY. And thanks to Tommy Ton‘s color blocked pants, spotted at New York Fashion Week, we were finally inspired to give an old pair of chinos a much needed makeover!

You’ll need:

  • a pair of old boyfriend jeans or chinos
  • 4 oz fabric or craft paint (we used Martha Stewart Satin Craft Paint in Indigo)
  • flat paintbrush
  • small plastic tray
  • masking tape

Depending on the length of the pants, measure 12-16 inches from the bottom hem to the calf. Use a long piece of masking tape to tape off one leg. Repeat the step on the other leg, aligning the two to ensure evenness. Squeeze 2 ounces of craft paint into the small tray.

Start painting, using generous amounts of paint. Be sure to get close to the edge of the masking tape for a straight line!

Once the legs have been painted, allow it to dry completely. Turn the pants inside out, tape off a section 6 – 8 inches from the bottom (depending on the fold of the cuff), and paint. Once everything is dry, peel away the tape from the inside and out.

Fold the bottom of pants twice into a cuff. (Side note: the Martha Stewart craft paint will not crack or peel but will may stiffen the fabric)

Ready, set . . . color-blocked!

 

The Weeknd Specials: Music

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10 Most Successful Albums Of 2011

 

Music industry is a change again. We used to pay for gramophone records. Then compact cassettes dominated industry. Sony tried another format called Mini Disc. But that format didn’t get as popular as Compact Discs. Nowadays ,download system is getting popular. But still a high number of people prefer to buy CD versions of albums. Here is 10 Most Successful Albums Of 2011 according to CD sales.

10 Rihanna – Loud (598,000)

09 Katy Perry – Teenage Dream (600,000)

08 Nicki Minaj – Pink Friday (609,000)

 

Nicki Minaj – Pink Friday

07 Chris Brown – F.A.M.E. (646,000)

Chris Brown – F.A.M.E.

06 Justin Bieber – Never Say Never: The Remixes (EP) (676,000)

Justin Bieber – Never Say Never The Remixes (EP)

05 Bruno Mars – Doo Wops & Hooligans(686,000)

Bruno Mars – Doo Wops & Hooligans

04 Lil Wayne – Tha Carter IV(850,000)

Lil Wayne – Tha Carter IV

03 Beyoncé – 4 (1,200,000)

 

Beyoncé – 4

02 Lady Gaga – Born This Way (1,540,000)

Lady Gaga – Born This Way

01 Adele – 21 (2,517,000)

Adele – 21

These 18 People Dress Way Better Than You & I bet You’ll Agree

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Hey, kids are people too! And these kids will kick you ass in a swag contest. The first words out of my mouth when I saw these children were “Holy Shit!” I didn’t know if I should weep, create a Style board on Pinterest or immediately redo my wardrobe.

Children with swag how to dress kids what to wear stylish kids pretty please blog

Children with swag how to dress kids what to wear stylish kids pretty please blog

Children with swag how to dress kids what to wear stylish kids pretty please blog

Children with swag how to dress kids what to wear stylish kids pretty please blog

Children with swag how to dress kids what to wear stylish kids pretty please blog

Children with swag how to dress kids what to wear stylish kids pretty please blog

Children with swag how to dress kids what to wear stylish kids pretty please blog

Children with swag how to dress kids what to wear stylish kids pretty please blog

Children with swag how to dress kids what to wear stylish kids pretty please blog

Children with swag how to dress kids what to wear stylish kids pretty please blog

Children with swag how to dress kids what to wear stylish kids pretty please blog

Children with swag how to dress kids what to wear stylish kids pretty please blog

Children with swag how to dress kids what to wear stylish kids pretty please blog

Children with swag how to dress kids what to wear stylish kids pretty please blog

Children with swag how to dress kids what to wear stylish kids pretty please blog

Children with swag how to dress kids what to wear stylish kids pretty please blog

Children with swag how to dress kids what to wear stylish kids pretty please blog

Children with swag how to dress kids what to wear stylish kids pretty please blog

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