Saturday, September 17, 2011
These beautiful photographs span 6 decades, but could easily grace the current pages of Vogue without interruption. What makes a classic? Not noticing age.
What could say more about early morning London life than a city gent (bowler hat, umbrella and moustache) setting off for the office? Possibly the addition of the smart new London mini-cab, introduced this month to the capital’s streets, as fast-moving as a trip round Piccadilly Circus. His companion’s swing coat is trimmed with fur and her cloche hat made of ribbed velvet, both by Cavanagh
...Basil has been admired since ancient times, when it was used to ward off dragon attacks, cure scorpion bites, and attract women (when worn as a hair accessory, naturally).
...Style in the Aisle uncovers the history of flight attendants through their fashion, their role in creating new standards for aircraft design and functionality, and their crucial involvement in the development of equitable working conditions for women in the United States. For over 80 years, American flight attendants have worked to make airplane passengers feel safe and comfortable. Sometimes underestimated, often romanticized, and always admired, flight attendants--almost exclusively female in the early days of the profession--have been the public face of air travel.
...White gloves, girdles, hats, and spectator shoes gave stewardesses an attractive and professional look. In the 1960s until the mid-1970s, airlines raced to stay ahead of the competition by hiring artists and fashion designers to create a distinctive image for their flight attendants. The modest suits of earlier years gave way to colorful outfits with hot pants, mini-skirts, and go-go boots.
But the smartest president in history has calculated that, if he says the same four monosyllables over and over, a nonexistent bill to create nonexistent jobs with nonexistent money will be yet another legislative triumph in the grand tradition of his first stimulus (the original Dumb and Dumber to the sequel’s Stimulus and Stimulusser).
The estimated cost of the non-bill is just shy of half a trillion dollars. Gosh, it seems like only yesterday that Washington was in the grip of a white-knuckle, clenched-teeth showdown over whether a debt-ceiling deal could be reached before the allegedly looming deadline. When the deal was triumphantly unveiled at the eleventh hour, it was revealed that our sober, prudent, fiscally responsible masters had gotten control of the runaway spending and had carved (according to the most optimistic analysis) a whole $7 billion dollars of savings out of the 2012 budget. The president then airily breezes into Congress and in 20 minutes adds another $447 billion to the tab. That’s what meaningful course-correction in Washington boils down to: Seven billion steps forward, 447 billion steps back.
As Churchill almost said, never in the field of human con tricks has so much been owed by so many to so little effect.
Students accused of racism after painting themselves black, waving monkey mascots and chanting 'smoke more weed'
Students at the University of Montreal's business school dressed up as Jamaican sprinters, wore rasta wigs and waved Jamaican flags for the event on Wednesday.
A 1,000ft long pipeline runs underground to the main tent at the Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany, which can hold 8,400 thirsty punters in one sitting. Brewers have plumbed in the pipe to stop bar staff worrying about when the barrels of ale are about to run out.
'Obama's unpopularity cost me the job': David Weprin blames struggling president after New York election defeat
The defeated Democratic candidate for the district (pictured) - where registered Democrats outnumber GOP voters 3 to 1 - claimed the poll was a 'referendum on the president'.
Split second from disaster: Moment World War II plane piloted by Hollywood stuntman, 74, plunged into air show crowd.
WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: The vintage plane, flown by 74-year-old Jimmy Leeward, pictured, spiralled out of control without warning and disintegrated on impact as it nosedived into the ground. At least three people were killed and 54 were reported injured after the horrific incident at the National Championship Air Races in Reno, Nevada. Medics fear the death toll will rise as 13 of the injured are in critical condition. It is unknown what caused the crash - but experts believe it was likely to be a mechanical problem.
Corruption! This is the smoking gun. It is DoJ policy never to give up a superior lien position. Only high ranking people can over ride that policy.
“The Obama administration restructured a half-billion dollar federal loan to a troubled solar energy company in such a way that private investors — including a fundraiser for President Barack Obama — moved ahead of taxpayers for repayment in case of a default, government records show.”