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Self portraits can be a little intimidating, especially if you need to get a new photo for a certain occasion or deadline. Over the years, I've taken hundreds of self portraits (yikes!) for blog posts, craft projects and to entertain myself, of course! When you don't have a camera savvy friend available it can be fun to take your own portraits. Here are five easy tips for getting the best... Continue »
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The Facts Fabric: $19 from JoAnn's Fabric Pattern: DuBarry 2478B, free from the Sew Weekly Swap/Meet Year: 1940 Notions: none Time to complete: 6 hours First worn: June 2011 Wear again: Yes! Total Cost: $19 Back in February when I held The First Ever Sew Weekly Swap/Meet (perhaps it's time to put on another one?), I just HAD TO HAVE this DuBarry pattern brought to the swap by Shannon. I love patterns from the late 1930s/early 1940s because the styles are not only really feminine, but are also totally wearable by today's standards. I put my claws out at the... Continue »
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This is what I got in my inbox yesterday and had such a good laugh that I thought I'd share it with you. It was sent to me by my friend Walid who I'd like to thank for brightening up my day. These fit so well they should be in... Continue »
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Not long ago, I posted the traditional Greek leek pie recipe which basically consists of leeks, feta cheese and onions. Here's a variation on the same theme - leek pie with mince meat for the meat lovers. Ingredients 10 pastry (fyllo) sheets 6-7 leeks 4 eggs (beaten) 400 gr beef... Continue »
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Photo Credit On the stroke of January 6th, the "twelve days of Christmas" officially come to an end. This day takes on a special meaning in Greece and Cyprus. All over the world, the Greek orthodox observe the baptism of Jesus Christ by John the Baptist, in the river Jordan.... Continue »
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via 4.bp.blogspot.com Blogger Melodie and her buddy spent 12 hours making this gingerbread version of Frank Lloyd Wrights' Falling Water. More pics at the link above. Continue »
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Blog: CLAUDIO CINA
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all photos courtesy visionaireworld.com Issue 58 of Visionaire Magazine "Spirit" is a tribute to Lee Alexander McQueen. It includes works of amazingly talented artists and photographers, including Nick Knight, Lady Gaga, Steven Klein, Mario Sorrenti, Steven Meisel, Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin, David Sims, Mario Testino, Sean Ellis and... Continue »
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Pictures from the Album Loud which is on sale now!!!!! Only Girl (in the world) is a huge hit and I can't wait to listen to the rest of the album. It just came last night in the mail courtesy a little angel of mine and I am so excited... Continue »
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Blog: CLAUDIO CINA
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illustration by Gladys Perint Palmer; Chriatian Dior (Galliano) July 6 2009 Today's post features an esteemed fashion illustrator. Her work speaks for itself. She is currently working at the San Francisco Academy of Art as the Executive Director of Fashion. You may have seen work in top publications; The Sunday... Continue »
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Eye candy alert! Literally, Jonathan Saunders Spring 2011 collection stopped me dead in my runway loving tracks. Ohh...mmm...gee, love this entire collection. You can see more HERE as I've only shared my personal favorites. His inspiration wasn't the 70's (like... Continue »
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Blog: Dollarshort
Instead of taking days to write the perfect post about the Six Apart news (in case you don't know, Six Apart is now SAY Media), I wanted to simply jot down some of my thoughts while the news is still,... Continue »
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I have been dying to talk about these shoes! Why? I think if I could, I would hang them on my wall. I have been obsessed looking at them over and over and over again! Not only are these going to be the shoes to copy by many designers for... Continue »
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The National Park of Dadia is located in the heart of the Prefecture of Evros, in the extensive forest that covers the southeastern foothills of Rhodope mountain range. Bearing in mind that the region of Evros is located on the... Continue »
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Facebook Like connects your blog to millions of people on Facebook and we have the fancy graphs to prove it! For those of you who haven't considered integrating the Facebook Like buttons into your blog,... Continue »
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Peninsula of Akamas Finicoudes Promenade, Larnaca The Old Town - Nicosia The National Archaeological Museum of Cyprus - Nicosia Ayia Napa by Night Forest in Troodos All Photos by Plurigraf Continue »
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Blog: POST DIGITAL
Have you ever wondered what would happened if you took home networking one step beyond your computer's interface? For instance, what if your furniture took the plates to the dishwasher? Adam Lassy, a brooklyn designer and NYU student decided to hack his Ikea furniture to create Feng Shui robots. Ikea Robotics - "marketing" video from adam lassy on Vimeo. Adam... Continue »
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Cartoon by Dave Walker You Are Fantasy / Sci Fi You have an amazing imagination, and in your mind, all things are possible. You are open minded, and you find the future exciting. You crave novelty and progress. Compared to most people, you are quirky and even a bit eccentric.... Continue »
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