Find Out About Fashion Guru Cavalli

Written by Sher Matsen

Roberto Cavalli was born on November 15th, 1940 in Italy. He came from a modest family with strong artistic talents and traditions. His grandfather had been an impressionist painter, his mother a tailor .

Cavalli began his career as a young student. Himself and his friend invented, experimented and designed. His first revolutionary creation was a process of printing on light-weight leather. His print house was a cross between a craftsman's workshop and an artist's studio. He was able to accomplish this because of his detailed fabric research and his continuous experimenting with different technologies. Eventually Cavalli patentedrepparttar process of printing on leather. Overrepparttar 150024 next ten years he created what’s known as “patchwork” or “patch quilt” a result of sewing together odd pieces of leather together. Duringrepparttar 150025 1970’s Roberto Cavalli gained international recognition, This wasrepparttar 150026 true beginning of his career.

In 1972 Roberto Cavalli showed his first collection inrepparttar 150027 historic White Room of Palazzo Pitti in Florence which led to a real scandal. Onrepparttar 150028 catwalk his models were wearing patchwork on denim. Denim was a fabric that was highly disregarded byrepparttar 150029 straight-laced. A scorpio true to heart, Cavalli simply refused to bow torepparttar 150030 dictatorship ofrepparttar 150031 prevailing fashion. Rather he chose to run as an outsider defending his creativity allrepparttar 150032 way.

Inrepparttar 150033 early 1990s Roberto Cavalli withrepparttar 150034 assistance of his wife Eva Duringer, relaunched his challenge torepparttar 150035 fashion system. He took his catwalk extravaganza to MilanoCollezioni. Overrepparttar 150036 years he has expanded and as well as his Womenswear collection, new lines have been launched: Menswear, Just Cavalli a line for youngsters, Underwear, Class which is a knitwear collection, Freedom his casual line, Eyewear, Timewear, Angels for children 4-14) and Homewear.

8 Ways To Fall In Love With Fitness

Written by Richard Moore

No, it's not impossible. You can fall in love with exercise instead of having that dreaded feeling every time you lace up your sneakers. The trick to falling in love with fitness is finding something you love to do, and trying new things because you may discover a dormant passion for line dancing, snow shoeing, or even something as exotic as fencing. It's time to uncover your inner athlete and fall in love all over again!

Balls, Bosu and Barrels – If you wererepparttar kid who was always climbingrepparttar 149953 monkey bars and ropes atrepparttar 149954 park, you'll have tons of fun getting fit with these fitness tools. Exercise balls can be used for all kinds of abdominal exercises, a Bosu is a neat device for balance training and core stability exercises, and you can use a small barrel for practicing Pilates – all inrepparttar 149955 comfort of your own home. So next time your atrepparttar 149956 park with your kids, they'll be chasing you onrepparttar 149957 monkey bars!

Square Dancing – This energetic style of dance may look strange to you – but it's great exercise – and great fun! This folk dancing tradition has existed in Canada for hundreds of years and has maintained its popularity as a social activity often deemed "friendship set to music." Now this form of dance is even more popular as people are doh-si-dohing their way to being fit! Don't knock IT before you try it! You may forget you're getting fit because you're having so much fun!

Snowshoeing – Snowshoes are thousands of years old, and Native Canadians used to use snowshoes as a form of transport. Only inrepparttar 149958 last century has snowshoeing become a recreational sport. Now, Canadians acrossrepparttar 149959 country are strapping on their snowshoes and heading forrepparttar 149960 trails to spend some time outdoors, at one with nature, while boosting cardiovascular fitness and toning their backsides. Today's modern snowshoes are typically lightweight, aluminum frames with fabric decks and strap bindings as opposed torepparttar 149961 classic bent-wood frames crisscrossed with rawhide strips. In recent years, many celebrities have talked aboutrepparttar 149962 physical benefits of snowshoeing, especially when it comes to toning your glutes and quads.

Snowshoes are inexpensive compared to skis and snowboards, and snowshoeing is not a difficult sport, but don't let that fool you into thinking you are not getting a good workout. Using poles, whether specially designed for snowshoeing or made for cross-country skiing, they will help you maintain balance and give your upper body a good workout too, especially when you're doing some intense climbing.

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