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Neat #cocacola can #art!

17 Aug

OMG – these #coke cans are awesome! đź’• I love the #Art -now, I want them for a collection!

Coco Chanel the Nazi Spy

16 Dec

“Coco Chanel the Nazi spy: New document reveals that fashion designer worked for Hitler’s military intelligence”

by John Hall via “Daily Mail Online

French researchers claim to have found indisputable evidence that Coco Chanel worked as a spy for the Nazis during the Second World War.

A written record made public for the first time in a documentary broadcast on French television last night is said to prove that the late fashion designer was a member of Abwehr – Adolf Hitler’s secret military intelligence agency.

The documentary also raised questions about the role played by other French celebrities during the Second World War, including singers Edith Piaf and Maurice Chevalier and dramatist Sacha Guitry.

Claim: A document made public for the first time in a documentary broadcast on French television last night is said to prove that Coco Chanel was a member of Abwehr - Adolf Hitler's secret military intelligence agency

Claim: A document made public for the first time in a documentary broadcast on French television last night is said to prove that Coco Chanel was a member of Abwehr – Adolf Hitler’s secret military intelligence agency

The newly revealed document suggests that while working for the Nazis, Coco Chanel (pictured left and right) went by the codename ‘Westminster’ – a reference to her affair with the Duke of Westminster in the 1920s

L’Ombre d’un Doute [The Shadow of a Doubt], broadcast on the state-owned France 3 channel yesterday evening, countered the French government’s official claim that almost every well-known figure from the time either joined the Resistance movement or simply boycotted the Nazis.

Although the claim has long been considered spurious by French historians, the issue of doubt has largely been ignored by mainstream French broadcasters. . . .

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20+ Cutest Christmas Nail Art Ideas!

8 Dec

“20+ Cutest Christmas Nail Art Ideas!”

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Holiday Decorating: Fourth of July Table Setting

2 Jul

My mom has some of these jars, this would be darling!

Preview: “Charles James: Beyond Fashion” at the MET

16 May

I like his style . . . Very feminine and flowing

The Cultured Muse

“Charles James: Beyond Fashion” at the MET

By Eugénie Trochu, translated by Charlotte Sutherland-Hawes via Vogue.fr

L'exposition  Charles James : Beyond Fashion  du Met Costume Institute 2014

Anglo-American designer Charles James (1906-1978) is one the biggest names in mid 20th century American fashion, a designer who thought of fashion as a mathematical science. From Thursday May 8 to Sunday August 10, 2014, the Costume Institute at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art is opening to the doors to the “Charles James: Beyond Fashion” exhibition, which celebrates the work of the visionary designer. With just a few days until it officially opens, Vogue.fr brings you a look at some of the iconic images on display in this year’s MET exhibition, which draws huge crowds every year.

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Cool Link: Kuler by Adobe

5 Apr

Confession: I am addicted to changing colors, styles, themes, and fonts on stuff.  Powerpoints are my favorite things ever, purely because it promotes playing with the appearance of your product.  

For fellow amateur designers, I wanted to tell you about the amazing thing that is Adobe’s site ‘Kuler.”  The professionals already know about it, because it is pretty much the best-thing-since-sliced-bread invention of web designing.  

The way it works is you pick a base color you particularly are interested in, and it gives you at least four other colors that it would go with.  For example, you can chose from “monochrome” and it gives you varieties of the same shade.  Ask for “complementary,” it pulls from opposite sides of the color wheel to make your swatch.   Here is an example from the “pink” I had chosen as my base (“cf135e”)

Analogous

Analogous

Monochrome

Monochrome

Triad

Triad

Complementary

Complementary

Compound

Compound

Shades

Shades

There are even a ton of sample swatches for you to start with or choose from!

General

You don’t even have to know your base color at the beginning; just drag the circles around the color wheel until you find a color. The nice part about this is that it gives you both the HEX code (#000000) and the RGB code.  I’m just upset that WordPress.com doesn’t let you use the codes anymore, instead you are limited to the first color samples.  But, it still works with Tumblr! 🙂

 

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