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Grand Ledge dresses up for the holidays

Le 4 décembre 2016, 10:18 dans Humeurs 0

GRAND LEDGE – Nicole Schuiling fell in love with her house before it was hers.

People enter the home of Justin and Nicole Schuiling

The Grand Ledge preschool teacher was visiting a student at the 19th Century Queen Anne Victorian on the corner of Jefferson and Maple, near downtown. She'd always wanted to live in a Victorian, drawn to the historic charm. So, when the home went up for sale a couple years ago, she and her husband bought it.

On Saturday, the Schuiling home was one of a half-dozen historic residences on display for Grand Ledge's annual Holiday Traditions Tour, a collection of the city's historic treasures, wrapped in yuletide glow, on display for the public.

There were a total of 12 stops on the tour, including a half-dozen historical homes, the Grand Ledge Opera House and the Grand Ledge Area Historical Museum.

The event continues Sunday with exhibits at the Opera House, which features 28 decorated trees and several holiday-themed table settings, and the museum, where the current exhibit is "All Things Victorian."

Now in its 42nd year, the Holiday Traditions Tour is a major fundraiser for the Grand Ledge Area Historical Society.

"I think it's a happy thing," said Marie Brown, the event's coordinator. "Right now, we're just through the election and I was just reading today that people were flocking to happy movies, movies where they can feel good. And I think this is another event where they can come and just feel good."


Fashion photographer releases intimate unseen images of the world's most beautiful women

Le 24 novembre 2016, 07:45 dans Humeurs 0

A fashion photographer who has captured some of the world's most beautiful women in stunning photographs using just a Polaroid camera has published his favourite shots in a new book. 

Very Jolie: A sultry-looking Angelina poses with a cigarette between her teeth and her midriff exposed in the Polaroid 'tester snap' taken by fashion photographer Sante D'Orazio

A naked Christy Turlington, Angelina Jolie with a cigarette hanging from her bottom lip and a young Kate Moss mountain biking in just a bikini are just some of the iconic snaps Sante D'Orazio has included in the book.

The Italian-American has released the series of quick snaps, often taken as test shots for big fashion shoots with magazines including Vogue and Vanity Fair. 

The book reads like a who's who of Nineties supermodels with everyone from Christy Turlington to Eva Herzigova stepping - and often disrobing - in front of D'Orazio's camera lens. 

The celebrated photographer chose 105 images originally taken as 'preliminary studies' whilst preparing for some of the most iconic fashion shoots of the last 30 years.

The sultry and sometimes grainy snaps were often the test shots for Vogue, Esquire and Vanity Fair and managed to capture the models in provocative poses, often completely naked.

D'Orazio says he loves the simplicity of the Polaroid photograph, describing the work as a 'consciously reduced, almost poetic publication.'

A rudimentary monochrome shot of Kate Moss, captured riding a mountain bike while wearing a polka dot string bikini, sees the global icon pictured at the height of her fame.  



Le 17 novembre 2016, 06:56 dans Humeurs 0

When it comes to working in fashion, there are a few tried and tested career paths that have withstood the test of time, from stylists to editors. However, as we enter a tech-fuelled future, those classic fashion roles will soon make way to a whole new field of career opportunities.


The Business of Fashion have just declared the six fashion careers that will become commonplace in the future, and they're so different to what we're used to. Noting the significant changes that have occurred within the industry over the last ten years, BoF claim that with new emerging trends and customer needs, the field is now a whole lot wider.


On the data spectrum, there will soon be more consumer psychologists working in the fashion industry to help create individual style. These consultants apply psychological theory to why and how people wear clothes, and how labels can create an item that satisfies a buyer's emotions and relationships. Similarly, data scientists will also be coming on board in the next decade in order to understand how consumers buy and to determine what will satisfy their sartorial needs. Bonus: the data scientist was dubbed the sexiest job of the 21st century by Harvard Business Review, if you needed any convincing.

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