- when you talk to people make sure you’re boldemort
- put on a sweatshirt or you’ll get coldemort
- make sure your laundry is foldemort
- all that glitters is not goldemort
- make jokes so people can loldemort
- throw out your bread before it gets moldemort
- live life to fullest even when you are oldemort
- don’t always do what you’re toldemort
Fiber optic dress at Richard Nicoll Spring/Summer 2015
For spring, British designer Richard Nicoll teamed up with Disney to create a collection inspired by Tinkerbell. The fairy figure could be seen throughout the collection in the form of mirrored cutouts hanging off of holographic bags, however, it was Nicoll’s opening slip dress that stole the show.
Created in collaboration with London-based fashion and technology company Studio XO, the dress was made from a fiber optic fabric activated by high intensity LEDs tailored within it. The result was a delicate, fairy-like glow.
“It created a magical pixie dust effect down the catwalk,” said Matthew Drinkwater, head of the Fashion Innovation Agency, which brought Richard Nicoll, Studio XO and Disney together. “It was imperative for Richard that what went down the catwalk was ‘fashion’ not ‘tech.’ The gasps were audible as the dress appeared, it was a huge moment for fashion technology. We’d built something that was truly desirable.”
Mike Olbinski is a Just stormchasing and wedding photographer based in Phoenix, Arizona. In the summer months he chases the Arizona monsoons and shoots weddings and family portraits the rest of the year. The summers in Arizona bring the monsoon thunderstorms, and they are a blast to chase: “When you’ve lived in Arizona your whole life, you learn to appreciate unusual things like clouds, rain… and weather in general. Ever since I was a kid, I’ve been obsessed with weather. I used to watch lightning out my window with my brother when we were little. And now I chase storms.”
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"You said for better or for worse. You said that. You said it. It was a promise. Now, this is my worst, okay? This is my worst. But I’m gonna get better."
Blue Valentine (2010) dir. Derek Cianfrance
A candid photograph of Meryl Streep and Robert Redford on the set of Out Of Africa