If ‘The Who’ Sold Shoes

One of the first high-profile musicians to wear a pair of Dr Marten boots was Pete Townshend of The Who. We’ve all heard of Dr Marten’s and they are undoubtedly one of the most iconic footwear symbols of the 20th century. From subculture to trusted workwear, the Dr Marten has seen a lot of action since its inception during the Second World War. Pete Townshend obviously loved his boots just like the rest of us have at some point growing up in the UK. What if he decided he loved them so much, he was going to open his own shoe shop? Here, we enter the world of ‘If The Who sold shoes’.

My Generation – Quite a few generations can claim Dr Marten’s as their own. Worn by punks, skinheads (in a rather negative period of their history), goths, emos, grunge, mods, rockers, hippies and almost every other generation of young people since the Second World War.

Amazing Journey – Once you’ve broken in your boots, you feel like walking for miles. The specially designed air cushion sole was trademark of Dr Marten long before other shoe manufacturers began doing something similar for comfort. The grip, support and comfort of these shoes or boots provides you with a kind of confidence to step out and take yourself on an amazing journey. 

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Early Morning Cold Taxi – You won’t want to be getting in a taxi or on a bus. Now you have a pair of reliable Dr Marten’s, you’ll want an excuse to walk everywhere!

Faith in Something Bigger – This is a brand you know you can trust. They have been in production in the UK since 1960 and have been the trusted footwear to police officers, soldiers, paramedics, nurses and other tough professions ever since. This is a brand that inspires confidence and top-quality footwear.

Had Enough – You will likely outgrow the colour or pattern before the boots even think about giving up the ghost. These things are tough, durable, hard-wearing and almost immortal – such is their build-quality. You can put these boots through almost anything and they will never let you down. To get  your hands on a pair of DR Martens Gloucester, visit https://www.cottersshoes.co.uk/product-category/brand/dr-martens/

Glittering Girl – Dr Marten’s don’t just come in cherry red or black, there are all kinds of colours, patterns, designs and even materials. Whether you fancy a flowery pair, a patriotic Union Jack pair or some white, lace-trimmed bridal boots – there’s a colour, style and pattern for everyone.

The Punk and The Godfather – Dr Marten’s have the ability to cross boundaries of culture and time. They have appealed to so many different groups of people and continue to do so in a truly timeless way that not many other shoes can boast. Whether worn by a bobby on the beat, an accountant walking to the office, a punk rocker or indeed a mafia mobster – there’s a Dr Marten shoe to suit everyone.

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7 Photography Tips For Fashion Bloggers

The photograph is undoubtedly the main tool nowadays fashion bloggers. It is the way through which we let the world know our looks, and therefore we teach our vision of fashion and the way we live it. A fashion blog without good photographs loses a lot compared to one that does. and for that is this post.

As a fashion blogger and photographer, I am often struck by many photographs that I see in some blogs in which very simple and basic things are overlooked, and make the content lose quality. So here are a series of tips to improve your photographs and make your ego blogs more attractive to all your followers. Continue reading →

Is writing letter a lost art?

If we go back just 10 or 15 years, pen pals were rife and many people still chose to write letters to long-distance friends or relatives. We rarely see this now. Even a phone call is considered by a lot of young people to be a barely tolerable necessity rather than a convenient way of contacting a friend. Many schools held pen pal schemes with children from other countries, putting their pupils in contact with someone and writing them letters in each other’s languages. It all seems rather idyllic and almost vintage now that over a decade has passed since it was popular.

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School pressure

This is not to say that nobody writes letters at all. Over one-quarter of children between the ages of 8 and 11 still take the time to write a letter; however, when they reach adolescence, life seems to take a faster pace and the art of letter writing seems to fade away. Could it be the pressures of school? In recent years there has been massive pressure on children to perform – especially at this age – in tests and exams. Writing letters could boost their reading and writing skills, but what use is this if they simply don’t have the time?

Social media

It goes without saying that social media plays a part in the equation. The point is that writing letters is slow; in fact, it is the slowest way of communicating (if the postal service has anything to do with it). Now that Twitter and Instagram are so ingrained into daily life, the thought of taking the time to write a letter barely crosses peoples’ minds.

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Has letter writing been lost forever? Hopefully not. The recent trend in ‘vintage’ aesthetics could bring about a rise in popularity once again. There is even a national letter writing month and there are plenty of things we can do to make it easier to write. A padded lap tray from a stockist such as Personalisedlaptrays.co.uk can make all the difference when it comes to comfort.

With any luck, we have not seen a complete loss of this beautifully personalised way of communicating with someone. If we take the pressure off children at school and bring back the ability to take time and be patient, we could one day see it making a comeback.

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The Seating Plan With Cards in the Wedding

The seating plan is one of the elements of “practical decoration” that are essential and would even say essential for a wedding. In the U.S.A, it is customary that the bride and groom assign guests to the tables and it is not an easy task. Once you have confirmed all those attending the wedding, it is up to you to decide which table and most importantly with which group of family or friends you will be accompanied. Continue reading →

Seven ways to give thoughtful gifts

When it comes to gift giving, the old cliché holds true because it really is the thought that counts. Here are seven ways you can give more thoughtful presents that the receiver will love and treasure.

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Get personal

Any name can be added to products when you choose a customised, personalised gift. You can have the full name, a nickname or pet name engraved, etched, sewn or stamped, depending on the product, to make the gift unique.

Go beyond a name

Many products will have room for a slightly lengthier personalisation, so don’t feel limited to just a name. Small messages or a significant date can add a special touch to that perfect gift.

A range of gifting categories

A personalised gift shows you have put time, thought and effort into your present. There are lots of categories from which to choose, from trinkets, toys and jewellery to cushions, mugs, calendars and lap trays, which are available from stockists such as https://personalisedlaptrays.co.uk/collections/lap-trays.

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Choosing something with the recipient in mind and personalising it increases the feeling of the recipient being understood, which research shows results in more gratefulness in long-term relationships.

A practical solution

For small children, having name tags on items, such as a coat or lunchbox, aids the ability for them to find their belongings. This can help to foster a sense of independence while being a practical solution to ensure possessions aren’t lost, misplaced or mixed up. Engraving is especially beneficial here, as it won’t fade or chip away. This makes it a versatile solution for even the most played-with toys.

Gifting for young children

At an earlier age, personalised possessions and toys can help a child to identify letters, sounds and the written form of their own name, helping them to become more familiar with it and learning its spelling more quickly.

Give an experience

An experience can be a priceless and thoughtful alternative to a physical gift. These are the gifts that create memories to last a lifetime, whether a ride in a hot air balloon, a trip to the zoo, or a show at the theatre.

A gift that keeps on giving

Make the joy of receiving gifts last longer and build the anticipation with a subscription gift, such as media streaming, a magazine, wine, or a monthly beauty box.

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Zonamaco – Premio 1800 Tequila Collection

Zonamaco, one of the most important design events, has just celebrated its 2018 edition, a multidisciplinary event that brings together diverse artistic and expression forms; and in this context, the XV anniversary of Zonamaco  1800 tequila presented the Premio.Premio 1800 tequila Collection of artists Noé Martínez, Matías Goeritz, Minerva Cuevas and Julio Le Parc.

The delivery of this award was an exhaustive and meticulous search of all the Zonamaco galleries to find the best works.

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Minerva Cuevas (Kurimanzutto Gallery): Recipient of the 1800 Tequila Award Collection of 36 thousand dollars for the work “What Happens to the hole when the cheese is gone?”, Made from carrots, as the main food in Mexican culture, working about the orange pigment and the current impact of the concept of feeding of all human beings.

Matías Goeritz Galería (Caja Negra): Winner of the 1800 Tequila Collection for 22 thousand dollars, for 4 drawings on vegetal paper, based on the absence of a window as a visual element but also spatial, placing the narrative and sculptural details.

Julio Leparc (RGR Gallery): He received the 1800 Tequila 1800 Collection Award for the work “Mobile Bleu Translucide”, a clear example of the displacement of object elements that make up a kinetic sculpture, which generates displacements, sounds, color and they turn into a sculpture in movement.

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Noé Martínez (Park Gallery): He won with two of his works the 1800 Tequila Collection Prize, for 12 thousand and 5 thousand dollars respectively, with Brief relation of the Panuco, of the series Mollera, with which he seeks to translate in a visual way the abstract language that, for example, members of his family like the grandmother, have used for many years as a tradition and that is currently being lost.

The Wedding Dress For 2018, Romantic And Sensual

For those who will have to get married in 2018, the crucial moment is approaching, the one that haunts every woman and that confronts a choice that will determine the degree of satisfaction on the wedding day: the wedding dress. So here is some useful information on the wedding dress for 2018 for the dress to wear on the altar. Continue reading →

How to press your dressmaking projects

In dressmaking, pressing at various stages has a big part to play and it can make all the difference between an okay and a fine finish. Pressing differs to ironing in that rather than moving the ironing back and forth over the material, you, in fact, press the iron onto the material for a few seconds, lift off, and press onto another part of the material.

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Pressing can soften your material, and make your dress look far better by flattening out seams and adding definition to your stitching lines. Also, it can help you in shaping your darts, and overall, give your dressmaking project a tidier and cleaner finish.

When should I press?

You should press at various points in dressmaking. The first is before you cut out your chosen fabric. If you press at this stage, it will help you to cut pieces which are more accurately shaped. If you have already cut out the pattern in your fabric and it is creased, you can press it on a low heat without any steam. Always remember to check any ink on your material will not run from pressing.

Before you stitch a hem, it is best to press it which allows you to have a flatter hem and enable you to produce a tidier finish. Every time you sew a seam, it is best to press it and then also to press it before you proceed to stitch across it.

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Where should I press?

For seams, the best place to press is whilst open or more towards the back of the piece. Also, darts are best when pressed to one side. It is best to avoid pressing gathers altogether.

How do I press?

Dressmaking fabric can be purchased online at stores such as http://www.quality-fabrics.co.uk/dressmaking-fabrics-14-c.asp but fabrics should be chosen carefully and you should ensure you check how your fabric responds to heat before pressing. Always test your iron on a small patch of the fabric you have used.

Protect your fabric by placing it under a pressing cloth, piece of cotton, or a tea cloth, and pressing onto this so it does not face direct heat. Also, press both sides of the fabric.

Pressing can help turn your dressmaking project into a fine finished product with tidy edges, clean lines, and a fantastic overall cut and finish.

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