Find Out About Fashion Guru CavalliWritten 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 patented process of printing on leather. Over next ten years he created what’s known as “patchwork” or “patch quilt” a result of sewing together odd pieces of leather together. During 1970’s Roberto Cavalli gained international recognition, This was true beginning of his career.
In 1972 Roberto Cavalli showed his first collection in historic White Room of Palazzo Pitti in Florence which led to a real scandal. On catwalk his models were wearing patchwork on denim. Denim was a fabric that was highly disregarded by straight-laced. A scorpio true to heart, Cavalli simply refused to bow to dictatorship of prevailing fashion. Rather he chose to run as an outsider defending his creativity all way.
In early 1990s Roberto Cavalli with assistance of his wife Eva Duringer, relaunched his challenge to fashion system. He took his catwalk extravaganza to MilanoCollezioni. Over 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 FitnessWritten 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 were kid who was always climbing monkey bars and ropes at 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 in comfort of your own home. So next time your at park with your kids, they'll be chasing you on 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 in last century has snowshoeing become a recreational sport. Now, Canadians across country are strapping on their snowshoes and heading for 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 to classic bent-wood frames crisscrossed with rawhide strips. In recent years, many celebrities have talked about 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.