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Monday, May 24, 2010

Ready to Wear for cats!




During our team projects for Old Navy, I found out that Old Navy has a accessory and clothing line for dogs...OK, that sounds normal, we are somehow use to dogs wearing a kind of "sweater", "jacket" and even Halloween costume. So, I decided to check what is available for cats; I found a Japanese apparel company - "United Bamboo"- that just came out with its 2010 Ready to Wear for Cats! For extra information, you should know that Tokyo is the most important feline fashion center and harbors the busiest cat modeling agency in the world.

Personally, as a cat owner, I know the temperament of kitties...this cat apparel will turn into pieces in a matter of minutes!

Resources and photos:

http://www.unitedbamboo.com/store/home.php

http://www.examiner.com/x-3805-Baltimore-Style-Examiner~y2010m1d3-United-Bamboo-Introduces-ReadytoWear-Looks-for-Cats-for-AW-2010

Monday, May 17, 2010

Homage to Grace Kelly
















Grace Kelly was one of my favorite American actresses. "Rear Window" was the first movie I watched where she played the leading role; the director of the movie was Alfred Hitchcock.

The 1950's is the period of time Grace Kelly lived; and she was impeccable with her fashion statements...The Victoria and Albert Museum in London is featuring this month the fashion exhibition: "Grace Kelly: Style Icon"...I wish I could be there.

Enjoy the photo images of this great star:



http://www.dailyexpress.co.uk/features/view/169499/Grace-Kelly-exhibition-A-lesson-in-transcendent-stylehttp://www.flickr.com/

Saturday, May 8, 2010

The evil side of straight pins...




Straight pins: such a little tool that can create such a havoc...

During the manufacturing process, pins are placed in a rack to exposed them to the process of electroplating with a solution of nickel sulfate; this creates a strong bond between the steel of the pins and the plating solution. But there is a major setback: the electroplating bath produces a toxic waste extremely dangerous for the environment.

In the United States of America, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has very strict regulations. Unfortunately, most pins are produced overseas (Asia) where environmental regulations are not as strict; and as a result, the manufacturers take advantage of the lack of control creating an ecological disaster!

Keep track of your pins! The less we consume pins, the more we help our home the Earth :).

Image from: http://images.search.yahoo.com/images/view?back=http%3A%2F%2Fimages.search.yahoo.com%2Fsearch%2Fimages%3Fp%3Dstraight%2Bsewing%2Bpin%26b%3D43%26ni%3D21%26xargs%3D0%26pstart%3D1&w=500&h=456&imgurl=farm4.static.flickr.com%2F3140%2F3279238603_ede058d4d4.jpg&rurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.flickr.com%2Fphotos%2Fneospyce%2F3279238603%2F&size=236k&name=Sewing+Pins&p=straight+sewing+pin&oid=c7e3d4d4cd54a83a&fr2=&fusr=neospyce&no=44&tt=289&b=43&ni=21&sigr=11hp7dh34&sigi=11mj8p57q&sigb=12uvfeo58