Kanye West’s Second Paris Fashion Show: A Recap

Kanye West’s show was good. I realize this sounds like faint praise or an attempt at side-eyed diplomacy but it’s not. The show was good and it was safe. Anna Wintour told WSJ moments before that she anticipated a “short” show and it was also that. The show was good, safe, and short. There were 20 looks.

It’s not at all what you would expect from Kanye West. Thing is, I’m so used to BANANAS Kanye. Euphoric Kanye. Tweeting-about-DONDA-and-damn-near-breaking-the-Internet Kanye. Kanye who’s going to revolutionize school systems and videos and award shows and music. I just wish he could apply some of that energy and unabashed gassed-ness to fashion. I never thought I’d say this about Kanye West but I just wish he had been more confident. Displayed more of an ego.

You could say that showing at Paris Fashion Week at all is ballsy enough but that’s the other part of it, I expect Kanye to be great. I believe it’s somewhere in there. He needs to find his voice. He needs to go to that place where his eyes get shiny and his expression gets stank and then he needs to sketch some damned clothes. Or yell at the dude doing the sketching with decisive and actionable words.

Fash-analysis pundits may skewer him for the patent nods at Tisci. Rightly. You can see the Givenchy designer’s fingerprints everywhere (evidence above) despite that fact that, interestingly, the designer himself was not there. Kanye’s tulip skirts echo the godets in some of Riccardo’s sculpted leather dresses. There is an ornate burn out velvet that seems a fusty European affect. It’s elegant and expensive but nothing of it smacks of West.

There were backless leather motorcycle jackets. Fur galore by way of patches or the “Gorilla Arms” that marched down the runway in droves at New York. There were crocodile panels on knee-length dresses, a peachy-pinky dress that featured a plunging neck line and a cape. It reminded me of the white, floor-length, cap-sleeved Tom Ford that Gwyneth Paltrow wore to the Oscars except this iteration had the volume turned way down. The model also looked that she had to manually keep the gaping dress from falling off her narrow shoulders.

What Kanye West and his crew of consultants did figure out and well is that their strong suit is accessories. The chokers that are in essence doubled-up belts were genius. The knee-high, ribbed, spike bondage boots were revelatory. Truly. I kinda love that Kanye keeps trying to make fur backpacks happen but the enormous, slouchy bags that looked like backpacks (think Jansport-ish pouch pockets) were brilliant. As were the nimble, little, gold clutches.

The two major criticisms from Kanye’s last foray into high fashion for SS12 was that the clothes did not fit the models nor did they reflect the season (there was a lot of leather and fur). This time, the clothes did fit and this will sound hair-splitty and contrarian but this is also part of the problem. The pants were tight where last they were awkwardly baggy but fashion is about taking up space with new and inventive shapes and leather pants that fit warrant few points on the world stage that is Paris Fashion Week. The fur and leather present for Fall/Winter is a step in the right direction, I suppose. Except it’s more a jog in place.

This collection was better. Markedly. I just hope Kanye West continues to show. And learns to show off. If it’s true what they say and he’s formed a think tank of sartorial smartypantses they should help him realize the visual equivalent of what he’s capable of aurally. This is what I expect of him and I refuse to lower my expectations.

I also hope that he’s enlisted a fly, persuasive bean-counter amongst the ranks of beautiful fash-cronies because I want these clothes to sell. Not, like, “move units” but actually be available for sale in stores. It’s lovely that his $6,000 Giuseppe Zanotti’s can be purchased at Colette and (those shoes are absolutely spectacular) and I appreciate that the occasional embossed leather top can be pulled for editorial (as poetic as it was that it was pulled for Taylor Swift) but this is not couture. It does not sell fragrances. The end is not fantasy or theater (weird racecar track notwithstanding). This is ready-to-wear and Kanye West’s fashion line needs to fit that bill first and foremost.

 

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Jasper National Park

Location: Alberta

Size: 2,774,500 acres

 

The largest national park in the Canadian Rockies, Jasper is wild in every sense of the word. Its landscape covers an expansive region of rugged backcountry trails and mountainous terrain juxtaposed against fragile protected ecosystems as well as the world-renowned Columbia Icefield. It’s also chock-full of wildlife, home to some of North America’s healthiest populations of grizzly bears, moose, and elk along with thousands of species of plants and insects.

Park Facts

• Landscape The park comprises rough-and-tumble mountains, valleys, glaciers, forests, alpine meadows, and rivers along the eastern slopes of the Rockies in western Alberta. More than 615 miles of hiking trails offer day and overnight trips. A number of spectacular mountain drives also beckon.

• Preserve Established in 1907, Jasper protects what’s left of the wildlife that was once commonplace in the West. While other areas have seen a dramatic decline in wildlife, strong populations of plants and animals persevere here. The park’s elevation range, geology, geography, and climate serve as a safe habitat for a variety of species.

• World Heritage Site Due in part to the incredible diversity of wildlife found here, Jasper is part of the UNESCO Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage site, one of 15 World Heritage sites in Canada. It is home to nearly 70 species of mammals whose health and survival depend on the park. That’s why it’s crucial that visitors make as few disturbances as possible.

How to Get There

The town of Jasper is situated at the intersection of Hwy. 16 (Yellowhead Hwy.) and Hwy. 93 N (Icefields Pkwy.). It is straight west 225 miles on Hwy. 16 from Edmonton and west from Calgary along Trans-Canada 1, then north on Hwy. 93 from Lake Louise, 256 miles in total. Major national and international carriers service both Edmonton and Calgary’s international airports, with multiple flights arriving daily. Renting a car at the airport is the easiest way to make the trip, but rail travel to the park is also available through VIA Rail and the Rocky Mountaineer. Shuttle services are available through tour operators.

When to Go

The park is open year-round, but the weather and scenery are generally spectacular in late summer and early fall. Forest fire season in North America also winds down in the fall, so the air is clearer—especially important for photo enthusiasts.

Wildlife viewing can happen any time of year, but your best bets are early in the morning or late in the evening during the slow seasons (fall and spring), particularly for bears, elk, and sheep. The best time to watch the annual elk rut, when males bugle and compete with each other for females, is August to September along the Athabasca River. Camping is very popular in summer. Most campgrounds are open until Labour Day weekend; some stay open later in the fall. There are winter campgrounds as well. Skiing and snowboarding at Marmot Basin typically runs from November to April.

How to Visit

Within the park, travel by car is most convenient. Drive with care and be prepared to avoid a collision with wildlife at all times. Be especially cautious at dusk and dawn, when many animals are most active and visibility is poor.

You can hike and bike along several trails in the park. Many of the backcountry trails were established first by wildlife, then by early travelers including First Nations people, fur traders, explorers, and adventurers. There are nearly 620 miles of trails and 82 backcountry campsites in the park. Licensed commercial services include three backcountry lodges, several horse outfitters, and numerous hiking/interpretive guides. The Alpine Club of Canada manages four alpine huts.

Plan to spend at least a half-day in the town of Jasper and several days exploring the park.

 

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New Disney Fantasy cruise ship sets sail this month

The Disney Fantasy, a 130,000 ton, 1,115-foot-long addition to the Disney Cruise Line, arrived at Manhattan’s Terminal’s Pier 88 last week from Germany, where the ship was built.

The christening was held on Thursday night. Actor Neil Patrick Harris hosted the evening, leading the ship’s production cast in several song and dance numbers that poked fun at Disney’s over-the top tendencies and commercial prowess. The lyrics “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,” from the classic “Mary Poppins,” song were replaced with “super splashy synergistic glitzy celebration.” Another song “At the Buffet” was sung to the tune of “Under the Sea.”

An opening film sequence was a tribute to the long-standing Disney-New York connection. (Mickey Mouse was first introduced to the public in New York in 1928, and the song ”It’s a Small World” debuted at the World’s Fair here in 1964.) Actors sported T-shirts with the heart in the “I Love New York” slogan replaced by a red Mickey Mouse-shaped heart.

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld delivered an edgy, self-effacing, New York-centric, Jewish humor-laced monologue. “Oh my god, I’m on a boat. Finally, I get to see what the end of my career will be like. It’s not so bad,” he said, joking about his future retirement.

Harris worked the crowd, which included Mayor Michael Bloomberg. “I want to take a cruise, but I can’t afford it,” Bloomberg joked, because his salary is only $1 dollar a year. After the show, singer Mariah Carey (assisted by Mickey Mouse), led the christening. A human-size faux champagne bottle was popped, dispensing confetti to the crowd.

The Disney Fantasy, the line’s fourth ship, is similar to sister ship Disney Dream, which launched in early 2011. But how different are they? The ships are the same length and footprint, with 1,250 staterooms and suites and a capacity for 4,000 passengers. They share many features, like “rotational dining,” during which servers stay with families throughout the voyage as they change restaurants. But many enhancements — everything from entertainment and expanded kids’ programming to dining and nightlife — are new on the Disney Fantasy.

Here is an overview of some notable differences:

Itinerary
The longer cruising time of the Disney Fantasy, which sails for seven days compared to three- and four-day cruises on the Disney Dream, is a main difference. More time on the ship allows guests a greater opportunity to do more activities, which is why the creators have enhanced a number of features. 

Atrium
One of the main differences is the overall design concept, said Joe Lanzisero, senior vice president, creative, for Walt Disney Imagineering, who oversaw the design elements for both ships. Art deco is the main decorative theme for the Disney Dream, while it is art nouveau for the Disney Fantasy. The style is the connective tissue throughout the ship and strongly reflected in the ship’s three-deck open atrium, where peacock-inspired designs and colors — blue, green, pink and gold — appear in the chandeliers, tiles, carpet and other details.

“It’s a balance of Disney whimsy and elegance,” said Lanzisero. “No detail was overlooked.” The art nouveau colors, soft shapes and motifs are subtle and layered, he said. “They do not jump out at you; the deeper you dive, the more you see.”

Dining
The Royal Court, a new restaurant, serves French continental cuisine and features décor elements inspired by a number of Disney films. The chandeliers, chair backs and columns are inspired by “Beauty and the Beast,” and the main chandelier, wall scones and decorative patterns of the bread baskets, throne-style chairs and circular floor plan are modeled after the coach in “Cinderella.”

The Animator’s Palate includes a new dining experience called “Animation Magic,” during which guests become animators for the night by drawing their own characters on placemats, which are taken by the staff. Later in the evening, each drawing becomes animated and incorporated into the presentation shown on a number of screens throughout the dining room.  At the end of the show, each guest name appears in the credits.

Europa entertainment district
In this European-themed, adult-only nighttime entertainment area, a collection of clubs, pubs and lounges — each named and decorated in honor of night spots in Italy, France, Ireland and London — provide adult-only escapes. Ooh La La, an elegant French champagne bar inspired by a jewelry box and decorated like a boudoir from Versailles, with velvet-tufted walls and ornate mirrors, serves a private label champagne by Taittinger. The Tube, a London underground-themed nightclub, recalls the city’s mod and pop-culture period. At Skyline, the bar has windows with changing views of nine city skylines on 65-inch LCD screens.

Water activities
Like the Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy has the AquaDuck, a 765-foot water coaster that is cantilevered over the edge of the ship, but it also has several new elements including AquaLab, a 1,800-square-foot water play area for families boasting pop jets, geysers and bubblers, and Satellite Sun Deck, an adult-only area with Satellite Falls, a water feature with a circular splash pool with benches and a rain curtain.

Entertainment
Two new original live stage shows will be performed in the 1,340-seat Walt Disney Theatre: “Wishes,” a short musical about three best friends and the importance of staying connected to one’s inner child, and “Disney’s Aladdin — A Musical Spectacular,” based on the animated film “Aladdin.”

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique
Children can be transformed into princesses and pirates at this new feature.

Enchanted Art
A new interactive scavenger hunt, detective-type, self-paced game, “The Case of the Stolen Show,” featuring The Muppets, can be played through Enchanted Art — wall art that animates when guests approach. As guests move around the ship, they uncover clues via more than a dozen pieces of Enchanted Art and physical “evidence.”

In some circles, the new ship seems to be garnering a warm welcome.

“Disney ships are considered among the most attractive cruise ships afloat,” said Dennis Nienkerk, a luxury cruise specialist with Strong Travel Services in Dallas, “reminiscent of true ocean liners of years gone by.”

And the Disney Fantasy “is a natural evolution of the Disney quality and theme,” Nienkerk said. Along with the Dream, it will “set a new standard for family cruising. There really isn’t anything quite like it. They eclipse all other cruise lines when it comes to extensive programs for kids,” devoting more space — by a wide margin — to activities for children and teenagers.

In recent years Nienkerk said he has seen a steady increase in the demand for Disney cruises. “They offer very high-end service that keeps children fully occupied and enthralled, and parents can escape all day if they wish” he said, adding that the cruises are ideal for family and even multigenerational bonding. “They cost a little more, but parents feel it is worth every penny.”

Taking a Disney cruise “is a wonderful experience for adults. It’s not just for children,” said Kimberly Wilson Wetty, co-president of Valerie Wilson Travel in New York. Some couples will take a Disney cruise and leave their kids at home, she said, crediting the company’s constant innovation and penchant for “transporting you to a happy place.”

“I think what Disney does so well is that they always want to improve the experience. Disney truly listens to what customers want,” said Wetty. “Each ship has gotten a little bit better.”

The Disney Fantasy’s maiden voyage is scheduled for March 31, from Port Canaveral, Fla., which will be the home port. Itineraries will alternate between eastern and western Caribbean destinations. Rates start at $959 per person for a standard inside stateroom. The Disney Cruise Line recently announced that cruises will be sailing from new ports, including New York, Galveston, Texas, and Miami, and new itineraries and destinations, like Venice, Italy, and the Greek Islands, will be offered.

 

Courtesy:todaytravel.today

The Top 10 Most Magnificent Volcanoes to Visit

When we think of planning our next vacation, volcanoes don’t normally come to mind. Volcanoes, after all, are dangerous and unpredictable natural wonders. At the same time, their power and the long lasting impact they have on the landscape and environment are just as intriguing. These 10 volcanoes are some of the most magnificent in the world – add them all to your list of places to visit in your lifetime!

1. MOUNT VESUVIUS

 

Mount Vesuvius is located just east of Naples, Italy. It’s first known eruption was in 79 A.D. when it buried the city of Pompeii. The volcano is considered to be active because it has erupted within the last 100 years, the last of which was in 1944. The eruption in 79 is incredibly well known because the ash that fell on the city of Pompeii helped to preserve everything it covered. The historic dig site is certainly worth visiting.

2. MOUNT FUJI

Mount Fuji is known for being the highest mountain in Japan and is currently listed as a dormant volcano. The last eruption was in 1708 and the ash from that tragedy completely covered the city of Japan. Mount Fuji is an incredibly popular tourist attraction. While it is open to visitors year round, the tourist sites are only open in July and August, making those months a safer time to visit and explore this marvelous mountain. Because its only open to tourists two months of the year, make sure to book your Mt. Fuji hotel in advance.

3. SHISHALDIN VOLCANO

The Shishaldin Volcano is located on the Unimak Island in Alaska. The shape of the volcano is similar to the cone shape of Mount Fuji, but this volcano is unique because it has several small cones erupting from different areas of the slope as well. Shishaldin is considered a moderately active volcano, first erupting in 1775 with over 25 eruptions between then and the latest in 1999. This volcano is constantly monitored because there have been a number of very small volcanic earthquakes ever since the last eruption. The belly of this volcano is still grumbling!

4. POPOCATEPETL

Popocatepetl is the second highest mountain peak in Mexico and is considered to be an active volcano. The name loosely translates to “smoking mountain” and the volcano has had more than 20 known eruptions since 1519. The last major eruption was in the year 2000. Thankfully, scientists were able to warn the Mexican government and had thousands of people evacuated from the area. The eruption in December of that year was the largest documented, most likely in thousands of years.

5. PACAYA

Pacaya is located south of Guatemala City and is considered an active and complex volcano. The volcano is believed to have first erupted over 23,000 years ago and is documented to have had eruptions over two dozen times since the Spanish conquest. The last major eruption was in 1965 and the volcano has been in a constant state of eruption ever since, though most of the activity is very small. Tourism declined after violence in the 1990′s but the government worked hard to clean up the area and Pacaya is now a safer place for tourists to visit.

6. MOUNT PELEE

Mount Pelee is located in St. Pierre on the island of Martinique in the Caribbean. This one is considered a stratovolcano, comprised of layers of hardened ash and lava. The volcano explodes violently but often the lava hardens before traveling very far. The worst eruption of Mount Pelee came in 1902, when it killed upwards of 36,000 individuals and completely destroyed the city of St. Pierre, which was later rebuilt.

7. MOUNT SAKURAJIMA

Located in Kagoshima, Japan, Mount Sakurajima is one of the most active volcanoes in the world. The volcano erupts between one and two hundred times each year. A major eruption in 1914 resulted in enough volcanic ash to connect the island to the Osumi Peninsula; so, technically, Kagoshima is no longer its own island. There is so much activity that scientists have to be very careful in monitoring for what they believe might be a serious eruption as opposed to the smaller, regular occurrences. The city conducts regular evacuation drills and has constructed shelters designed to protect people from falling debris.

8. SOUFRIERE HILLS

The Soufriere Hills volcano is considered an active volcano. It had been dormant for many years but scientists detected activity again in 1995 and it has remained in a state of eruption ever since. One of the largest recent eruptions occurred in 1997, killing almost 20 people and completely destroying the island’s airport. The city of Monseratt, where the volcano is located, is now home to only 4,000 people, although the population and tourism are continuously growning.

9. MOUNT BROMO

Mount Bromo, located in East Java, Indonesia, is considered an active volcano. Far from the highest peak in the area, it is one of the most well known in the Tengger massif. Legend has it that the Princess Roro Anteng was required by the gods to sacrifice her last child (her 25th) to the volcano. After throwing the child in, the child ordered the people to have an annual ceremony honoring the volcano. The ceremony is still held each and every year.

10. KILAUEA

Kilauea is located on The Big Island of Hawaii and is one of the largest volcanoes in the world in width. The volcano has been actively erupting since the early 1980′s and is an excellent destination for visitors who want to see lava actively pouring from a volcano. It seems scary, but this is one of the safest active volcanoes you’re ever going to see.

Volcanoes, especially those that are still active, are some of the most amazing natural wonders in the world. If you have the opportunity to see one, it will be an experience you never forget.

 

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Long Live The Queen: Naomi Campbell Does Harper’s Bazaar March 2012 (HAUTENESS)

In case you thought Naomi Campbell can only kill the runway, the leggy legend has popped up in the March issue of Harper’s Bazaar to remind us that she still IS one of the most sought after supermodels of our time. There’s nothing this woman can’t do. She’s ripped runways and lit up editorials for years and doesn’t seem to be slowing down. Harper’s Bazaar features the icon in their March issue and even in black and white, Naomi looks breathtaking.

Shot by Karim Sadi, Campbell radiates throughout the spread in glittering ensembles in very short lengths, of course to show off those million dollar legs. In a cropped version of her favorite hairstyle, Naomi gives a refreshing excitement to the upcoming Spring months we are longing for. Never one for layers of makeup, Naomi looks naturally chic, beauty we can only aspire to achieve when we get her age.

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Peak District National Park, England

Name: Peak District

Location: England

Size: 555 square miles (1,438 square kilometers)

Did You Know?

• Britain’s First National Park The Peak District was the first national park to be established in Great Britain. As late as the early 20th century most British countryside lay in the hands of wealthy landowners who restricted or banned public access. But the 1932 Kinder Mass Trespass, held in what is now the park, was a milestone event in the campaign that led to increased public land access and the eventual establishment of national parks.

• Peac Park The park’s name derives from peac, an Old English word meaning hill. Peak District’s high point is on Kinder Scout, a moorland plateau some 2,088 feet (636 meters) above sea level.

• Private Owners Over 90 percent of Peak District is privately owned land. The National Trust owns 12 percent, and three water companies own another 11 percent. The Peak District National Park Authority owns only 5 percent. About 86 percent of the total is farmland, which is used mostly for grazing sheep or cattle.

• Within Reach About 38,000 people live inside the national park—an area about the size of Greater London. Some 16 million more people live within an hour’s drive of its boundaries. Peak District lies between Sheffield and Manchester, surrounded by industrial cities in the geographic heart of England.

• Mixed Bag The park can be divided into three sections. The Dark Peak features high moors covered with thick, dark peat. The White Peak, so named for its 300-million-year-old limestone filled with fossilized corals and other seafloor creatures, is a lower region of rolling farmlands. The South West Peak is a patchwork landscape of moors, woods, and pastoral valleys.

• Millstones Peak District National Park’s symbol is a millstone. Quarries have been operated here since prehistoric times and the local gritstone was once a popular choice for millstones. Hundreds of them still lie scattered across parts of the park.

• Caves to Explore The Castleton Caves are a popular sightseeing spot. “All this country is hollow,” Arthur Conan Doyle once said, “could you strike it with some gigantic hammer it would boom like a drum.” Four former lead mines offer access to this subterranean realm, which in Speedwell Cavern is accessed by an underground boat ride.

• Chatsworth House Peak District is home to Chatsworth, premier among all the stately country homes that dot this part of England’s countryside. The house, home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, is a historic showplace of architecture, art, and lush landscape gardens.

How to Get There

Regular train services run from Manchester, Sheffield, Derby, Matlock, Buxton, Glossop, and many other communities. Bus services are regular and include even more stops. Check out the park’s Peak Connections guides for itineraries to top attractions.

When to Visit

As expected in a region with so many diverse attractions, from hill walks to stately homes, festivals, feasting, and concerts—there is always something happening. Check out What’s On in the Peak District.

How to Visit

Why not travel to the park by train and then stretch your legs on the free, guidedTranspeak Walks? This voluntary group organizes walks of all types that begin and end at train stations in Peak District. Buses also travel the length and breadth of the park, and a historic steam train runs between Matlock and Rowsley. Cyclists can enjoy several traffic-free cycle routes set up in the park, and bikes can be hired from three different. Visit Pedal Peak District for details.

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Selita Ebanks Shows Off Gorgeous 2 Toned Tresses at BET’s “Rip The Runway” Filming (Diggn’ The New ‘Do?)

Scheduled to officially air March 21st, BET filmed their annual Rip The Runway fashion show MC’ed by model Selita Ebanks and The Game‘s Pooch Hall inside New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom Wednesday night.  Probably coaching all the up-and-coming models during her down time, Selita owned the stage in a variety of fun dresses and that lovely smile of hers.  Although, the best accessory of all was her new hair.

The gorgeous Ms. Ebanks switched up her usual short crop for full lengthy curls and choppy bangs in complimenting brown and blonde tones, giving us a little Beyonce mixed with Tina Turner.  We haven’t seen Selita look this radiant in a while.  Could it be her new BET beau, Terrence J, that has her glowing from head to toe?

 

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The 10 Rules of Packing

The 10 Rules of Packing

1. The Golden Rule: Take half of the clothes you were planning to bring and twice the money. I cannot stress how true this is.

2. Take only what you can fit in a carry on. We’ve all lost luggage before, and it’s a pain. But when it’s 3 degrees in Poland and you’re rocking those horrible sweats you insist on wearing on long flights, hearing “as soon as we find your bag, we’ll send it to you” can really put a damper on your first day. And — no offense to the Polish — but having to buy an entire wardrobe in Warsaw might not be exactly how you want to spend your travel pennies. This also means you’ll have luggage with wheels, which is worth its weight in gold.

3. If you simply must check luggage, ask them to put a “Fragile” sticker on it, which helps ensure your bags will be put on top of the pile and be first off the plane. Also, yours is not the only black suitcase, so slap a sticker or red ribbon on it — anything that will help you pick it out in the crowd. Think airport security is scary these days? Try making it through customs with someone else’s bag.

4. Mix and match. Bring three shirts and three “bottoms.” That’s 9 outfits.

5. Books are sexy. So are vinyl records. But save yourself the extra pounds and fill your Kindlewith every book/country guide you need and stick to your iPod.

6. Don’t be a diva. If you’re the type who has to travel with your own hair dryer (and won’t use the hotel’s), then I might suggest a weekend in the Smokies over the Alps.

7. Jackets and sweaters take up a lot of precious bag space and weigh you down. Unless you’re going to Russia in winter, layers work just as well.

8. If you can bear it, stay away from jeans. This is huge and I should have moved it up to number 2. They absorb dirt (and odors), are bulky and take days to air dry. Cotton and khaki are the way to go.

9. If it’s important and can’t fit into your daypack, leave it at home. Stuff gets stolen no matter where you go. As big as a pain as it is, I am constantly carrying my computer, cameras, etc. on my back — and in crowded places, as ridiculous as it looks, in front of me.

10. Every country I’ve ever visited sells soap. And shampoo. And socks. And t-shirts. I.e. What you forget, you can buy.

One last thing: those plastic gardening shoes that somehow made it into the acceptable mainstream of fashion footwear? Do your country a favor… and don’t.

 

Courtesy:intelligenttravel.nationalgeographic

Rebel RiRi Does 90s Grunge in London (Was Her Double Denim Look Haute or Not?)

Rihanna seems to be dressing just to get folks to ‘Talk that Talk.’  She left her hotel in London yesterday wearing spiked and studded jean cutoffs, thigh high Louboutin boots, hoop earrings and a fitted cap.

All of that is fine. We’re just confused about RiRi wearing not one, but two denim shirts—one of which she tied around her waist and pulled through the legs of her shorts…which were also denim. Was doubling up on those denim button downs just a bit too much though?

 

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