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The Road Which Became The Legend

Today I want you to tell you story about the legendary Route 66, a road that had been laid through the heart and history of America.
Path rebels and fugitives, the beginning of all U.S. roads, the first in world history, a real highway – four thousand miles, which connected two opposite shores: the Pacific Ocean and Lake Michigan. For many Americans, a symbol of the country isn’t the Statue of Liberty, it’s the iconic Route 66 “Mother Road”, because it gives all the wandering what they need most: the spirit of travel and freedom. She (yes, she, because road is alive) keeps a secret, which never had more backbone.
Lonely road, crossing the states of New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, trail, which stretches over a plume of rumors, mystery and horror stories: the girl’s ghost in white, waiting for unsuspecting drivers of garbage souls who hitchhike on the night road, flames trucks which suddenly appear on the highway and just as suddenly disappear, the dead boy who wakes up in the morning guests who dared to spend the night at a roadside hotel and much, much more.

 

 

 

Have to start again from a distance, otherwise, you won’t understand what all the fuss is and why this track is so famous. So we’ll have to do a little historical digression :).
Route 66 appeared in the 20s. She had been laid across eight states, hiding under your asphalt trails of the first settlers, Native American trails and country roads. During the Great Depression of the 30′s hundreds of thousands of impoverished farmers and ejected from the factories workers rushed to California – searching for a better life. Dust storms in 1934 ripped from their seats still 210,000 displaced. They were mostly farmers, residents of rural America. Earth no longer fed them, there weren’t rains, severe drought destroyed crops, the storm. People threw their homes and went to Route 66. They asserted: “If we get to California, we will survive.”
Route 66 was a two-lane highway is just that, at times, stretched deserts and prairies. It could have been a long journey for refugees danger, anguish along the way, curses and tears of people, hungry, frightened and depressed. They were waiting for snow storms, miles and miles of desert, and, quite possibly, in front of them waiting to die, because not all get to the blessed of southern states. But the travelers kept moving forward, to the west, to

“Federal Road 66 – is the way the fugitives, the path of those who are being saved from the dust and impoverished land, from the thunder of tractors and impoverish itself from the slow onset of the desert to the north, from the devastating winds that blow out of Texas, from floods, which not only enrich land, but steal its last strength. From all of this, people were fleeing, and Route 66 tolerated the side tributaries highways, narrow country roads, rutted roads in the fields. 66 – this is the main highway, this is the way the fugitives “- so began his book “The Grapes of Wrath ” by John Steinbeck. He talked about how farmers are moving to the old car on Route 66, hoping, like everyone else, to get to California.

 

 

 

Steinbeck published his book in 1939.
Through the year the novel was made into a movie.
Bobby Troup, a pianist from the group known bluesman Tommy Dorsey wrote the blues this way «Get your kicks on Route 66″ and the words of his songs became the hallmark of the track. Wrote them on cars and signs, T-shirts, jackets and even on the menu at roadside restaurants.

 

For millions of Americans, Route 66 was the road to a better life.

Gradually … Route 66 became a cult darling. She had his own roadside culture: hundreds of gas stations, cafes, hotels, restaurants, souvenir shops. It is mentioned in many movies about bikers, because each year thousands of American bikers and their foreign counterparts are carried on this road, finding places famous for their favorite film.
In the 60 years there was the popular television series, that added a line «Route 66″, in which the two characters go on an adventure on the legendary road to an equally legendary “Chevrolet Corvette”.

 

 

 

But as time passed and the old road had to yield to the modern highway.
It was more convenient and faster to go on other highways from Chicago to Los Angeles In 1970, so in 1985, Route 66 was excluded from the list of existing roads.
Roadside billboards were removed across the road, placed at the entrance gates and the road was empty: no one looked here. But until recently there was a hustle and bustle: raced cars, wrapped travelers to roadside restaurants, truck drivers stayed in motels long friends – and all of a sudden it stopped.
The road was doomed to oblivion. It was the end of an era, the end of track 66.

 

 

 

But hundreds of thousands of people for whom the word “Route 66″ weren’t empty word, they didn’t allow to die their favorite road.
Public Association was established, which made state governors recognize Route 66 historically significant. And the sailors put on eternal parking famous ships, the Americans put on their favorite funny way.
It lives now, and the local authorities shall ensure that the road itself, and all the buildings preserved in its original form
Route 66 joined the ranks of the Grand Canyon, the skyscrapers of New York City and Yellowstone National Park, becoming a symbol of the United States and received the status of “historic route”. The very name «Route 66″ was one of the most promoted brands.
Now the road has become a kind of place of pilgrimage.
For every biker is required at least once in a lifetime race around the legendary track. In scenery Route 66 played out story “Oscar winning” movie “Easy Rider” Dennis Hopper. For many tourists visit to Historic Route 66 was the best way to get to know “the real America” ​​and join the “spirit of freedom.” Hundreds of thousands of travelers each year, riding on the road to California, the route of those who once rode on the road in search of a better life.

During its existence, Route 66 became overgrown with legends and rumors, just as the huge sea ship accumulates barnacles.
They say that is dangerous to go alone, you never know what might happen!
It is said that one man was driving late at night on the highway – the road was deserted for miles around. Suddenly he saw rushing down the middle of the road truck flames. Truck raced so fast that sparks flew from under the wheels. Traveler hurriedly pull over and swept past a burning truck and disappeared.
Horror stories are told about the bridge Street Bridge in Pasadena, California.
It is called “suicide bridge”, however, the first death on the bridge was not at all intentional. When the construction was in full swing, one of the builders fell into a vat of concrete. Man couldn’t be saved, in fact, his body couldn’t be even taken from the vat. Now he forever rests in one of the pits, which established the bridge supports and soon after that workers first noticed the ghost who wandered around the construction. Since then an invisible curse has been hanging over the bridge.

The first suicide occurred in November 16, 1919, followed by several others. During the Great Depression, more than 100 people committed suicide by jumping over the railing of the bridge. One of the most memorable cases was a double suicide: May 1, 1937 the mother threw baby daughter from a bridge with a height of almost 150 feet (about 45 meters), then jumped herself.
Mother killed herself, but the baby miraculously survived. She fell on the trees and they soften the blow. The metal grid was pulled on both sides of “suicide bridge” in order to avoid this, and although the number of suicides has declined over time, but terrible rumors still have this.
At night you can hear the cries coming out of the canyon, and very often a woman with long flowing hair is seen on the railing of the bridge. She seemed to be wavering, as if to the spirit, and many motorists, seeing it, stop the car and rush to the rescue. But every time they are late: woman are down, but the next night you can meet her again at the famous bridge.
… If you ever decide to take a ride on this road, we must remember also the following.
Never, ever drive on Route 66 alone!
The uninvited passenger can suddenly appear in the car racing at full speed. This is the spirit of Indian skin walker. He is able to control the will of the birds and animals, crows, coyotes and wolves. Obeying his order, the animals suddenly popp up on the road ahead of the vehicle, causing an accident. That is why it is recommended to go on the road with the great company so that skin walker couldn’t squeeze into the car. However, this is unlikely to help, since they are able to control the human mind, as they want and can cause the driver do anything.
But in any case, it’s better not to go at night, because at this time also you can encounter the “woman in white” – the phantom hitchhiker.

Accompanying ghosts are the most famous ghosts that ever were in the United States. In most cases, this phantom hitchhiker – a girl or young woman. It occurs late at night, on the edge of a deserted road, right in the headlights.
As a rule, drivers willingly stop to pick up a girl (and she always, always has to go to the same city as the driver). Fellow traveler sits on the back seat. She usually does not talk much, except that sometimes can be named. Remember just in case her name is Mary Risen.
Try not to bother talking to her and never angry – she was a ghost, and the ghosts of bad jokes.
When the driver arrives at the address, which needed a girl, he turns back and sees the girl is no longer there!
He begins to look for her, knocking all nearby homes and be sure to come across people who told him the story of a girl who was killed on the highway, in the place where she met her driver. At each anniversary of his death, she tries to return home, but every time something in her way.
But not always the Risen Mary is so harmless!
There were on 66 highway such cases when female figures suddenly appeared in front of the machine and then the driver, to not to bring down the girl, turned to the side and fell into the abyss … or cut into the rock.
So if you happen to travel by road 66, just in case, don’t try to trim fellow travelers on the road!
But not only ghosts can be met on this route, thewe are also ghosts cars. They suddenly appear on the road on fire and rushing toward at high speed. No one is at the wheel, and the oncoming drivers try to avoid a frontal collision, try to dodge – and this usually ends tragically. After all, there are ghost cars right in the place where the accident occurred and they appear exactly to there was one.

At night, in June 1994, a traveler from Alabama was driving along the famous highway. Suddenly he saw that he was rushing to meet the bus. The young man had time to pull off the road, and when he reached the first got a motel, he learned from the owner that he was very lucky. This bus for years appeared on this segment of the track and his fault was a lot of accidents. Also on Route 66 a ghost truck was seen, which also made the driver turn off the road. In 1960, the vehicle while trying to avoid a collision with the truck rolled over, but the driver survived.

If we have to stop for the night at a hotel, you have to keep in mind that almost all of them have their “ghost” stories.
For example, at Monte Vista early in the morning the ghost of long ago shot robber can meet guests. Once, during a raid on a bank security guard wounded him seriously, however, the robber, along with his friends, got to the hotel bar, where they have decided to celebrate a successful robbery and a good drink. Alas, not for long hapless robber was the owner of a round sum of money earned by someone, he bled to death right outside the bar. However, after death, he did not want to leave the institution, so that since guests often hear how the bar on their own bottles ring and chairs moving, and when the ghost is in a good mood, he greets people together and offers a trouble- drink.
In another roadside hotel in Arizona, also a ghost loves – the ghost of the deceased miner-Irish. Irish death was caused by excessively drunks, so that the ghost of his constantly drunk: he likes to wake up early in the morning guests skirl.

 

 

 

Roadside motels also keep their secrets. When on Route 66 you get to Missouri, certainly stay at night in a roadside motel “Blue Rooster”.
Of course, the motel also has a ghost: the little boy who early in the morning rings the bell hanging on the porch. Or maybe you’re lucky and you will take it the wrong room, which at night they hear a baby crying and creaking rocking chair. Experienced travelers advise without ado to move out of this room and ask for another. Well, maybe they know that they say. :)
But the main thing isn’t it. Ghosts and Resurrected Mary – these visitors to the “Bar the road” will be surprised!
The most important thing – that Route 66 can meet a man named Auger Grant.
Nobody knows who he is (a great interest in fantasy and mysticism people seriously consider it modern itinerant magician).

 

 

 

Auger Grant endowed amazing ability – if you ask, you can change your destiny.
And you get a very different life is better or worse – but different.
Meet this person just here on Route 66, but where – is unknown. How to know him from the thousands and thousands who travels around the legendary road – also unclear. He is only recognized by those whose lives are in time to change.
So, if you want to try your luck – forward on the road to Route 66!
And somewhere in a roadside restaurant or gas station, in the gift shop or motel, you can meet someone who can give you a different fate.
If you ask him about it, of course. :)

 

Text was gave from http://americanlegends.livejournal.com

Nightmare Before Christmas

I really respect and adore Tim Burton’s art and consider him The Genious Of Our Times. Yeah, he’s that director which will be remembered!
Tim’s movies always pervaded with incredible, only his gloomy atmosphere. All the characters are gothic-elegant, the plot is on the high level, and the costumes andr actor, including my beloved Johny and Helena ….
The dolls musical “Nightmare Before Christmas” by 1993 – it’s one of the best Tim’s works. It’s… It’s amazing. Plot, animation and of course, songs! Wonderful. Breathetaking. Unique.
One detail – if you’re not an english-speaking person, never watch this not in original sound. Cartoon losts 60% of its attractive.
So, about the cartoon. The Nightmare Before Christmas is a 1993 American stop motion musical fantasy horror film. Tim Burton has written a poem in 1982, while he was working as a Disney animator. With the success of Vincent in the same year, Disney started to consider developing The Nightmare Before Christmas as either a short film or 30-minute television special. Over the years, Burton’s thoughts regularly returned to the project, and in 1990, Burton and Disney made a development deal. Production started in July 1991 in San Francisco. Walt Disney Pictures decided to release the film under their Touchstone Pictures banner because they thought the film would be “too dark and scary for kids”.The Nightmare Before Christmas was met with critical and financial success. Disney has reissued the film annually under their Disney Digital 3-D format since 2006, being the first stop-motion animated feature to be shot entirely in 3-D.
The plot is that Jack (main guy) in Halloween town, where residents prepare to the Halloween (and scaring people) during the whole year, decided to organizate Christmas. Unusual love-story, and… Okay, I think, enough. Just watch.

That’s interesting that Burton wrote the script and should be a director but he couldn’t because of bussiness with Batman movie. It’s hard to believe, because “Nightmare…” is absolutely Burton’s film! It’s Burton in the flesh!

Also, band Panic! At The Disco made cover on This Is Halloween. I do like Brendon’s voice and it’s really pleasure to know that one of your favourite groups made covers on your favourite songs from musicals…

First, I rewatch Nightmare, and then, with songs, starting to create. Fortunately, I had an exersice book with Jack, a lighter and an idea.
That’s what I got in the end.

 

 

 

 

The Hunger Games

Susan Collins’ trillogy shook up the world. The Hunger Games, The Cathing Fire and Mockingjay at the time became the favorite books of nations. They are read, they are adored and worshiped, praised to heaven. Fans were looking forward to the first screen version, now quivering with expectation they crave second. I’m modestly in the another way, watching posts in public servers, groups, and tweets. I know, it took a lot of time with the movie, and the moment of ascent stars Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson, but I decided to write a review now.

To start with a book.
Don’t tell me, this book hasn’t any deep philosophical thoughts, intellectual reflection and more. This is an entertainment like Harry Potter. Yes, it’s harder and tougher. But that’s the whole point! Like with Avatar. Cameron (the producer of the Avatar, not of the HG) doesn’t do anything! He gets plenty on effects, 3D, and – attention! – the story, pressing to the most sensitive point of mankind – the pity. This is also true about HG. No need to lash out at me. What’s so special in the book? Well, there is a girl and a boy also second boy, a forbidden love. Despotic government acceptable to the game, like gladiatorial interspersed with the legend of the Minotaur. Do you follow? Twilight + Ancient Rome + Myths of Greece + brisk MH + Love and many, many, a lot of pressure on the pity. Don’t we cry at Prim, Finnick, Gale, in the end, Katniss and Pete, for example? But it’s just trite theme that description is unusually tough and beautiful.
It is just like Twilight, where bribes are not the story, it’s description. HG is the fascinating book , but only entertainment. And you can sputter, shaking your fists and foaming at the mouth to prove otherwise. The adolescent brain is incredibly easy to satisfy: to feed the dopamine and serotonin is the easiest product – namely, bread and circuses. That Ancient Rome that the XXI century – we are all the same greedy lust, violence and animals, as many centuries ago.

Now specifically about the film.

Actors.

Have no claims to them.
Jenn is a beautiful actress, good play.
Hutcherson is quite enough.
Hamswort – uuurg, #MileyHater. Well-played.
In another words, there is nobody who plays horrible, but also there isn’t anybody who’d play gorgeous. Maybe, they really should re-voice Katniss’ thoughts.

Plot.

Plot is utterly clichéd. Also there are the most delicious phrases and moments from the book cut, because of which the picture looks more dull and unoriginal. The green-tasty-gray colors’ palette is great (doesn’t it remind anything?).

Atmosphere

Here it is! Repeat, HG bribes with their aura, descriptions, thoughts, images. Immediately creators of Games were spitting at the ceiling. Residents of the Capitol and their costumes did not resemble futuristic future, but rather people-muppet future. Extras are just clones of Kristen Stewart and her emotional diapason. Sometimes a rare person in the crowd reminds of the terrible event.
Music is completely absent. In addition to a lullaby sung by Jenn, I don’t remember anything.

So, The Hunger Games isn’t a bad book and a movie. You can consider this Harry Potter’s apocalypse sister. Wait for the of 5-6 films.
And I will watch another movie.

The most famous handbags. The Dream.

Yeah, handbags. What?! It’s necessary. Handags – it’s the whole single world, with their own rules, beauty’s idols and factors.
If you ask fashionista, do handbags mean something, she will consider you Dummy. What a question, of course they mean so much! The handbag can complite your look, make it edgy, funny, sexy or classic. Handbags – it’s a whole story, it is necessary to understand them, to find it, the one single model that can accentuate your individuality.
Of course, good handbags cost a fortune, but: 1) who interferes with dreaming; 2) who has canceled sales; 3) who prevents saving money.
So I would like to spend a little tour of the most famous handbags in the world :)

1. Lady Dior by Dior

As with many of the best stories, this one starts with a little anecdote. In September 1995, Bernadette Chirac, France’s First Lady, gave Lady Diana the house of Dior’s latest creation: an elegant black stitched leather bag. The Princess of Wales immediately fell in love with the bag and ordered it in every style. Its association with the most photographed woman in the world immediately cemented its place in fashion history. In November 1995, during her visit to a children’s home in Birmingham, Princess Diana was photographed sporting the bag by the worldwide press, holding a child in her arms. A few weeks later in Argentina, during an official visit, she once again was snapped holding her favourite bag as she stepped off the airplane. A legend was born. Subsequently renamed the Lady Dior in her honour, the bag became one of the fashion house’s most emblematic pieces, reflecting a number of the Dior house’s codes.                   Lady Dior – is Classic. Classic is eternal.

 

 

 

 

 

Lady D with Lady Dior

 

 

2. Saddle by Dior

Introduced in 1999, Saddle Hanbag has become the first cult accessory of John Galliano, instantly won the hearts of fans for its unusual star shape – including Sarah Jessica Parker, Beyonce and Kate Hudson. Saddle Handbag received “cameo appearance” in the television set “Sex and the City“.
P. S. I can’t stand either Sarah Jessica, or Sex And The Sity. But handbag is cool, not her bloom to become in wrong arms.

 

 

 

3. BB by Lancel

BB is a legend big enough to inspire the story of a bag. And who is better than Lancel to tell that story by creating, with Brigitte Bardot, the Bag, which evokes her tastes, her life, her figure? It is the fusion of absolute femininity and awareness of nature – a pioneer, just as BB herself is and always will be.
It’s Brigitte Bardot. It’s Lancel. And that’s it.

 

 

 

 

4. Dali by Lancel

In the summer of 1929, Salvador Dalì met his inspiration his muse, Gala. It was crazy, exacerbated, excessive Love. He created a secret language belonging only to them, an alphabet of love, the “daligramas”.
In the 70s, Lancel interpreted the Daligrams through the creation of the Dalì, a unique collector’s bag dedicated to Gala, the handle of which was a bicycle chain, the symbol of sincere devotion, between two energies headed in the same direction.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Birkin by Hermès

The Birkin Handbag is a handbag by Hermès, handmade in leather and named after actress and singer Jane Birkin. The bag is a symbol of wealth due to its high price and elusiveness to the public. Its prices range from £6,000 to £100,000 ($9,000 to $150,000). Costs escalate according to the type of materials. The bags are distributed to Hermès boutiques on unpredictable schedules and in limited quantities, creating scarcity and, intended or unintended, exclusivity. In 1981, Hermès chief executive Jean-Louis Dumas was seated next to Jane Birkin on a flight from Paris to London. She had just placed her straw bag in the overhead compartment of her seat, but the contents fell to the deck, leaving her to scramble to replace the contents. Birkin explained to Dumas that it had been difficult to find a leather weekend bag she liked. In 1984, he created a black supple leather bag for her, based on an 1892 design. She used the bag for herself then later changed her mind, due to the fact that she was carrying too many things in it: “What’s the use of having a second one?” she laughs. “You only need one and that busts your arm; they’re bloody heavy. I’m going to have an operation for tendonitis in the shoulder.” Nevertheless, the bag has since become an icon.
Each bag is hand-sewn, buffed, painted, and polished, taking several days to finish. An average bag is created in 48 hours. Leathers are obtained from different tanners in France, resulting in varying smells and textures. Because of the individual craftsmanship, other details of the bags may not all match. The company justifies the cost of the Birkin bag, compared to other bags, based on the meticulous craftsmanship and scarcity.
Now Birkin Bag is very popular and has a role in such sets like Gossip Girl, Gilmore Girls, Sex and the City.

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. Kelly by Hermès

Launched by the French house of Hermès in 1956, Kelly Bag needs no introduction. Originally an elegant accessory is designed for Grace Kelly and was created by the masters of Hermès is on her request – on sale Kelly Bag was not admitted to, if not a picture of Grace Kelly on the cover of Life with this same handbag, Hermès ensured dozens of star clients.

 

 
7. Chanel 2.55 by Chanel

Don’t deny, you’ve all seen the elegant black rectangular bag with a handle-chain and with the sign of the brand. She became a symbol of Chanel as well as LBD, tweed jackets, or parfume Chanel № 5. Introduced in February 1955, Chanel 2.55 bag, and is now considered a cult, but for its time, was truly revolutionary at the expense of the appearance of fine handle chain – which is why Chanel 2.55 handbag instantly made a decent competition classic clutch without a handle. In 1983, the head of the house Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld  decided to remind the world of fashion revolution Coco Chanel reissue cult accessory with some innovations. “Business Card” handbags, flat pocket, where, according to a legend, Coco herself  kept the love letters from her lovers, remained unchanged.

 
8. Alexa by Mulberry

It’s a satchel. Or perhaps a briefcase. Or perhaps a handbag. Or perhaps all three. It’s definitely a trophy, a portable statement of a desire to be considered fashionable, the leather expression of cool. It’s the hottest, most recherché designer piece of the year. It’s the Mulberry Alexa, the £750 handbag that’s beating the recession, ruling over 2010‘s accessory market, inspiring a high-street homage or 10, and insuring that at least one British company surfs this wave of the economic downturn with breathless ease.
The Alexa was conceived in tribute to Alexa Chung, the British broadcaster, model and fashion icon so routinely referenced in the style press that she’d be something of a meaningless cliché if she weren’t quite so good at wearing clothes. The bag was first mooted after Mulberry creatives leafed through a magazine and spotted a photograph of Chung carrying an Elkington, Mulberry’s classic men’s briefcase. “We loved how it looked,” says Emma Hill, Mulberry’s creative director, the woman credited with much of the label’s recent success, “and we thought designing a bag that was inspired by Alexa, by that particular image, was just… a nice thing to do. And, of course, Mulberry has this tradition of naming bags after girls. But it wasn’t a collaboration [with Chung]; she didn’t contribute to the design process.”

P. S. Love Alexa, LOVE this bag.

 

 

 

9. Speedy by Louis Vuitton

Whatever it was, at the word “branded handbag” always pops up in the memory one of the most famous French fashion houses.
This “veteran” category of fashion accessories, the legendary Speedy Bag by Louis Vuitton was released back in 1932, but really popular – as, indeed, and other accessories LV – was only with the arrival of Marc Jacobs, who headed the French house in 1998. Today, Speedy, along with other bags Louis Vuitton is the first line in a dubious ranking of the most copied accessories – fake designer bags versions of Louis Vuitton can be bought in most countries.
And bag is famous for being the largest number of fakes – just the same, this iconic accessory.

 

 

 

 

10. Jackie by Gucci

Launched in the fifties, Jackie Bag originally bore the name of Constance, a new, modern owes its name to Jackie Kennedy Onassis, the wife of President John F. Kennedy – the most devoted admirer of the model. Jackie Kennedy, a recognized style icon of the sixties, posed for photographers with a Jackie Handbag all the time, so it was decided to rename it. In 2009, Gucci Creative Director Frida Giannini presented a bag with a symbolic name New Jackie – a modern interpretation of the recognized classics.

 

 

 
11. Lariat by Balenciaga

Created by Nicholas Geskerom in 2001, Lariat Bag became an instant hit: motorcycle inspired clothing decorated with fringe, the handbag has won such prestigious fans like Kate Moss and Sienna Miller. Enhancement, and today, more than ten years later, Lariat Bag has a place in the wardrobe of many Hollywood stars. I wonder what Balenciaga Lariat was one of the first handbag with the queue waiting for – to get a coveted accessory, women sometimes had to wait a few years.

 

 

 

 

12. Baguette by Fendi

Introduced in 1997, Baguette Handbag has become the most recognizable accessory era nineties and constant “companion” of the heroine of the cult television series “Sex and the City” Carrie Bradshaw, whose role is performed by Sarah Jessica Parker. The popularity of enhancement was so great that in 2007 the house celebrated the tenth anniversary of Baguette Bag limited collection of handbags.
P. S. I want Baguette Bag, where you need to embroider pattern by yourself. Er.

 

 

 

 

 

13. Downtown by YSL

Downtown Bag by YSL, released by the French house in 2006, is instantly recognizable: enhancement compares favorably with handbags, produced dozens of fashion brands, a complete absence of monograms and logos. Despite this, Downtown Bag has won many admirers and has expanded stellar wardrobe of Sarah Jessica Parker, Jennifer Lopez, Ashlee Simpson.

 

 

 

14. Nylon by Prada

A simple nylon backpack with a sky-high price, the model of Nylon Bag, released in 1985, becames a “ticket to» Prada fashion to the top of Mount Olympus – and along with the recognized best-selling early nineties. Of course, the first female fans of Nylon Handbag became celebs: Tilda Swinton, Victoria Beckham, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Helena Christensen.

 

 

Okay, that’s my list of bags. Hope, I didn’t miss anything. If I did – waiting this in your comments :)

Amazing art

 

Yulia Brodskaya was born in Russia (Moscow); prior to moving to the UK in 2004 she was interested in diverse graphic design, collage, paper art, batik and printing.. Following an MA in Graphic Communication (2006, University of Hertfordshire) she continued to experiment and explore ways of bringing together all the things she likes most: typography, paper, and highly detailed hand-made craft objects. She has swiftly earned an international reputation for her innovative paper illustrations and continues to create beautifully detailed paper designs for clients all around the world.
Among the companies with which she cooperates, there are such giants as: Hermes, Nokia, Starbucks, The New York Times Magazine, Washington Post, The Guardian, Hermes, Ferrero.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cheese&Onion

I think, I’m too in scrapbooking, like I don’t do anything else.

So, there are two boards on “tasty” theme. It’s decoupage.
Cheese and onion – enjoy your meal^^

Love… in my humble opinion

I took a part in the competition of ATC (Artist Trading Card – in scrapbooking it’s something like business card). The task sounded “love“. All focused on the positive side of love. Yes, love brings joy, “produces” endorphins and we feel comfortable with our beloved man. I decided to focus on the other side of love. That’s what my understanding of the concept of  “love.” I believe that love – it’s not always a good feeling. That’s a lot, a lot of pain. Because of love our world shatters, because of  love we entangled in a web of lies, hatred and jealousy. And how often we can’t get out of the web, the spider is literally eating us, eating us from within. Rehabilitation takes a lot of time for some of us, others don’t need it – cure is impossible.

 

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