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Cars That are Older Than You But Still Turn Heads

Let’s be clear, we’re not talking about supercars that used to be on calendars and posters put up in little boys rooms, we’re talking about cars that regular people bought, that were ahead of their time. Some of these cars are driven today, but mostly by enthusiasts and collectors. They were cool back in the day while they were still in production, and they are cool now. Some of these cars haven’t been mentioned as best cars by some car magazine, they are told to be the best by the drivers that drove them.

Mercedes – Benz R129 SL500

There is actually nothing to say about this car that could, even closely, describe the feeling you have behind the wheel. Numbers from the specs suggest that it’s a car, but if you didn’t see the car, you would imagine something different. We won’t talk about numbers, but here are a few comparisons for you to understand why this car made it to the list. It weighs over two tons, it has more power than a military Hummer, it’s quiet, top speed exceeds the speed of a plane lifting off and it’s a convertible. That’s enough technical stuff and so far it looks good, but what about the exterior? Does the car look good as well as it seems on paper? By some, it exceeds it. Some say it’s a masterpiece. Words can`t describe the look of this car, so just look at it in the picture below.

Let’s be clear, we’re not talking about supercars that used to be on calendars and posters put up in little boys rooms, we’re talking about cars that regular people bought, that were ahead of their time. Some of these cars are driven today...

Fashion Lifestyle

The Creepy and Cute Style of Pastel Goth

In today’s world there are so many different fashion styles that it’s practically impossible to keep up with all of them. All the styles that were around decades ago, while your parents were partying teenagers, now have dozens of their sub-styles which have their own sub-styles, which have their own sub-styles…and so on, you get the the point. With today’s accessibility off mass media, especially the Internet, it’s much easier to come across different fashion styles on social networks, online magazines and even websites with clothing catalogues. Since we already mentioned the generation of your parents, do you remember the fashion of the gothic subculture? Well, today it’s much different from what it used to be back than, and it has so many different variations, from Victorian goth, hippie goth, cyber and tribal goth to the newest goth styles that just recently gained popularity due to the social media (especially Tumblr), such as nu goth and pastel goth. If you use Tumblr, there’s a strong chance you have already had a chance to see what pastel goth fashion looks like on your dashboard. If not, we are here to introduce you to this fashionable combination of creepy and cute.

Hair

Pastel, pastel and more pastel! This style is all about light and dreamlike exotic hair colours, such as baby pink or green, lavender, peach, mint blue ivory, and even grey and white. It is not unusual to mix a few different colours and get a unique sky-like hair. Hair accessories with flowers, spikes, or creepy details such as bows with eyeballs or skeleton hands are a must! And this applies to both guys and girls.

Clothes

Leg garters combined with cute skirts and dresses, usually black or in any pastel colour, leggings with prints of crosses, bats, yin yang symbols, cats or dripping colours are widely used in pastel goth fashion. Of course, you can’t be wrong with ripped black skinny jeans either. Upper parts of clothing are often sweaters or shirts with text written in thick dripping fonts, which are usually sarcastic or offensive statements about you, as the person watching their outfit, or statements about the person wearing the top. Also, it could be just a low-pixel clip art of a cheesebruger. Wearing a shirt with a studded collar under the sweater really emphasises the edginess of these creepy-cute followers.

Other than dripping texts, pastel goths are really into colourful and low-pixel pictures and clip arts of animals, bows, food, cats, symbols, accessories or pretty much anything. The use of customised fonts on pink or backgrounds with nebulas, along with glitter and cartoon characters and rainbow is also quite common.

Shoes

Pastel goths are usually seen in creepers and other shoes with high platforms, but heels with platforms, Dr. Martens and even your old Converse shoes can work! Just make sure to have some pastel or flower detail, and you’re good to go.

Accessories

Studs, bows, flowers, glitter, half-moon symbols, pills, crosses wings and skeletons come in all shapes and sizes in this fun style. Another relevant part of the culture are big toy-like backpacks, often in shapes of bats, cats, already mentioned cheeseburgers or even unicorns. Chokers are long necklaces with simple symbols are a necessity.

In today’s world there are so many different fashion styles that it’s practically impossible to keep up with all of them. All the styles that were around decades ago, while your parents were partying teenagers, now have dozens of their sub-styles...

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What is Today’s Art and Can it be Defined?

Contemporary art is, we can say, art, that was created during our lives. Meaning that it evolves, based on how people blend with it, there are many types, styles, and forms of art today, but does all have a meaning?

“Modern” or “Contemporary” are only a synonyms for art. Sadly, in the world of art, these two forms describe two completely different moments of creations, and two separate concepts of art, bigger the difference, bigger the confusion. To fully understand the concept of Contemporary Art we should understand the difference of these two. The notion of Modern Art is usually related with arts emerged in between of 1860’s and 1970’s. During this period the art made successful experimentation and placed it past traditions aside. This new form of art and its freedom influenced by the inner views and expressions are making a great deal where the great changes and motives of Modern Art are questioned.

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With all the diversity and its challenging nature, the art today includes various combinations of materials, styles, and meanings that are opposing the essence of simple definition. Artist today are constantly exploring ideas of new forms of art, aiming to understand the art of their time. With the lack of ideology or labels, as often seen, sometimes it’s “evolving” too fast for the audience, with them wondering if they skipped anything. The “missing content” is usually important, and its variations off different views that actually help in developing different styles. This deviation of the dominant, previous definition only improves the ideas of Modern Art.

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Since it developed in the time of re-evaluations, experimentations, and with many questions, Contemporary Art sometimes misses the concept of shared idea, and the way of expressing. After this experiment, everything is so called art, according to all of this, followed by the upcoming trends, always questioning and expanding the idea of what else can be pronounced to art, to begin with. Contents of these works, are often not related to active social issues and are usually aiming to re-define the common values.

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So, what now..? Obviously, there is a feel like something crucial and dominant that defines it is missing, and the approach that these vary valuables have towards art is never-ending, so how should we separate the concept of Contemporary art and Modern Art? Modern Art refers to the past, and with these references, it attempts to understand current time, present. Contemporary art, is also aiming for that, but the present is “shape-shifting” itself, and it is hard to know, so the question like “What is Art?” is often repeated, and it is no wonder.

Making art which is the opposite of what viewers expected, and its artistic nature is of modern concept actually. Artists from all categories and areas are producing something relative to their predecessor’s creations, and are influenced by their own relative culture and time period.

Contemporary art is, we can say, art, that was created during our lives. Meaning that it evolves, based on how people blend with it, there are many types, styles, and forms of art today, but does all have a meaning?
“Modern” or “Contemporary” are only...

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The African Hairstyle Exhibition That Will Blow You Away

There are many ways to utilize your natural hair when it comes to style and design; people have come up with the most intriguing looks that have set trends worldwide. One unnoticed trend and style is the hair of African women, and how they utilize their gorgeous curls. One weave and afro stylist, Lisa Farrall, decided to pay tribute to African culture and exceed beyond the percieved limits of how afros and weaves can be stylized. Her collection is called ‘Armor’, and it dedicates its image to cultural references with a mix of fabulous hair styles as well as a blend of warrior style clothing.

 

For a moment, let us admire the beauty of the woman in the picture. Her dark skin is pure and smooth, while her hair has a very intriguing weave blended into the warrior look. The painting along her body makes for more of an artistic feel, and overall she sits in a position of power and grace.

Now, this look is more of a powerful Goddess one, showing more of a stronger side on the warrior figure. The hair is everything in this picture, even more than the outfit itself. I admire the ringed necklace combined with the pure black dress. The hair looks one hundred percent natural, and the tint of white color makes it ten times more elaborate. For this look, I give it a ten out of ten!

Last but not least, we have the look of the mysterious warrior, hiding like a wolf in sheeps clothing. The silk hair matching the elaborately simple dress that leaves us wondering what this look represents in the aspect of African Culture. The white paint is subtle on the hair while the face is decorated with an intriguing pattern that makes you wonder about her story, and who she is.

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Overall, this collection truly leaves us in awe of the beauty of African women and African culture. It is truly amazing to see these different looks, and the models pulling it off at more than one hundred percent. The purpose behind this specific exhibit is to empower women of African descent to embrace who they are and feel the empowerment that comes along with being yourself. No matter what the color of your skin is, the ability to embrace every bit of your features can truly go a long way!

There are many ways to utilize your natural hair when it comes to style and design; people have come up with the most intriguing looks that have set trends worldwide. One unnoticed trend and style is the hair of African women, and how they utilize their...

Fashion

What’s your summer style?

Well, according to many clothing specialists and their visions for the upcoming summer, we have made a list of best advices for you.

– Avoid color black

Often it doesn’t really look like a sun-ready look. But if you choose black, try to combine it with big and upbeat earring, which would significantly change the general look.

– Working the margins

You should try to make your outfit look as more summery as it can for this season. The interesting thing to do would be wearing your hair loose with sunglasses, turning up a trouser hem and finally ditch the socks. Even a sockless pair of white tennis trainers or Vans could be a good step towards the summer season.

– Off-the-shoulder top

It can be really helpful with this one if you already have one non-worn from last summer. These kind of tops always save cachet for the next season. Called Bardot tops in some circles, they are still useful have that longevity. Bare shoulders are perfectly suitable for summer and shouldn’t concern you little older ones when it’s about exposing the upper arms. Cold-shoulder tops are also pretty available. For those who find naked shoulders too louche while in air-conditioned office, it’s important to know that putting a cashmere sweater over is totally approved and very acceptable.

 – Rolling up the sleeves

The thing that reminds us of Jackie O on the Cape, a little. But if you make it right, it can be just Jackie O.  There are many girls who just can’t pull off a kaftan top outside of a brochure with some sand dunes, beach huts and blond children. But, it nice to know that the most of them wear a type of relaxed shirt. This season says “yes” to Denim, pale blue is good, white works. Unbuttoning it little bit down to the breastbone, with jewellery can just make the magic. The area of the elbow with little beta, no matter if it’s below or above, should send you right to the Jackie O world.

– Mess about with camisoles and slip dresses

Various motives! Summery and light and semaphore, almost everything to get that sunshine memo. Even better, we’re pretty sure that many of you already have some of these stuff in your wardrobe. A T-shirt under the slip dress will give you look comfortable and avoid the panic with bra-on-display. For those brave ones, it’s totally recommendable to wear a camisole over a shirt, in the spirit of summer layering.

– Check out the stores

Buying one below-the-knee skirt is always a good idea for this season. Which one? Doesn’t matter if it’s printed, pleated, plain or structured. Some may be confused, but you have to admit that there’s something for everyone, every taste.

– Old shoes?

I bet you all have a pair of last years’ leather sandals, that could be just the thing for another season. The answer is definitely no. Flip-flops are not the part of this season’s style. But, the sliders are hot, and easy available on every high street. It can be worn with breezy jogging bottoms, cropped trousers or even a long skirt, which allows dozens of options.

Well, according to many clothing specialists and their visions for the upcoming summer, we have made a list of best advices for you.
– Avoid color black
Often it doesn’t really look like a sun-ready look. But if you choose black, try to combine it...