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sábado, 25 de fevereiro de 2012

sexta-feira, 24 de fevereiro de 2012

sexta-feira, 10 de fevereiro de 2012

Quando acontecem mudanças..

Mudar... faz parte da vida, faz parte de tudo, nada se perde tudo se transforma, nada morre, tudo muda, tudo renasce.
Pode ser necessário, ou inevitável, prazeiroso, arrepiante, o passo certo, um passo em falso, um aprendizado, um erro, um acerto, uma emboscada, uma lição, uma certeza, uma decisão, o exercício do perdão. 
Pode ser tudo, e todos, e muitos, ou nada, mas no fim é sempre e principalmente um crescimento.
Aprender, aprender a crescer, não é algo fácil, mas faz parte do caminho, da estrada da vida.
Todo dia existem mudanças, mudar de trabalho, de turma, de telefone, de amor, de penteado, de estilo, de opinião, de casa, de comida, de roupa, de carro, de clima, de ar.
Se troca, se renova, se vai avante.
Mas o que fica pra tráz? Ah, fica a saudade!
A saudade de um cheiro, a saudade de um gosto, a saudade de uma sensação, de um sentimento, de uma familiaridade, de um olhar, de um lugar, a saudade de um tudo!
Todos perdemos e ganhamos algo quando a roda gira.
Ganha-se novos horizontes enquanto se perde a rotina.
O novo deixa o velho de lado, forma a experiência, marca a alma.
Viver é celebrar, viver é andar, viver é crescer.
Uma vez um alguém muito especial me disse que se não sentimos saudade de algo é porque não vivemos algo bom.
Então estou aqui agradecendo por ter saudade, saudade de todos os lugares que já vivi, saudade de comidas que comi, de pessoas que encontrei, de vidas que eu tive.
Cada lugar foi uma vida, e cada vida foi linda enquanto durou e estará sempre no meu coração como a lembrança de que é bom ser feliz mas é melhor ainda saber que podemos buscar sempre algo melhor e que nos faça crescer e tentar ser cada vez mais feliz.
Momentos ruins nos relembram que renovar e buscar algo bom é fundamental.
Invista na saudade, cresça, busque momentos lindos que te deixarão com lembranças lindas e mais vontade de viver!
Acredite em mudar, pode doer mas se mudar é para o bem faz sempre bem para a alma.
Feche os olhos e tenha fé! Nada acontece por acaso.

It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new life, for me, and I’m feeling good!
Ta, tata, tata, tata, tatatata

:) Liv
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London Ale Trail - The Best Pubs

Para quem quer conhecer pubs legais em London!!

Varios lugares legais, varias partes da cidade. Eu ja' fui em varios e amei. Pub e' sempre bom!!!

Conheci e recomendo:

The complete London Ale Trail:

London has it all - Roman ruins, a Medieval street layout, and the opulence of empire. Through centuries of strife, fire, fabulous wealth, grinding poverty, and polital upheaval, Londoners have retired to their beloved pubs to swap stories, share the news, and laugh away their troubles.
Here, at a Nicholson's pub, is the real London - the one that survived the blitz, cheered for victory, and shook hands on deals for tea and sugar from the farthest corners of the globe. Our pubs have stood the test of time. They've welcomed guests through the days of empire and through two world wars. And still the smile at the door is as warm as it was on the day the first bartender pulled the first pint.
On a Nicholson's Ale Trail you see London hospitality at its best - and just as our founder, William Nicholson, envisaged it. In the polished wood, gleaming brass, decorative tiles, etched glass, and wrout ironwork of a Nicholson's pub, you see the true heart of the city.
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Falling in Love with Dr. Martens

It's a London thing!..

Meus 2 pares...

Dr. Martens (frequentemente referidas como Doc Martens) é uma marca inglesa, criada na Alemanha em 1946, que inclui calçados, vestuários e acessórios, e que foi adotada nos anos 1960 e 1980 pela contra cultura, principalmente pelo movimento punk rock.
Os calçados, frequentemente conhecidos como Doc Martens, Docs ou DMS, é diferente por causa do seu solado por amortecimento aerado (dublado Bouncing Soles), desenvolvido pelo Dr. Klaus Märtens da Alemanha. As botas e sapatos foram especialmente popular entre os skinheads, punks, grungers e membros de algumas subculturas juvenis.

Dr Martens, um calçado, robusto funcional que foi usado e amado por donas de casa e anarquistas também. Um ícone moderno, o Dr. Marten representa o despertar do pós-guerra cultural da Grã-Bretanha, da mesma forma que 501 Levi's foi para a América. Pode ser um sentimento banal, mas todo o otimismo do que veio depois não poderia ter acontecido sem a paixão e a unidade de um homem determinado a salvar alguma coisa das ruínas de seu país.
The history of subculture is a chronicle of being different. Back in the 1950s, when the first generation of teenagers fired up a youth revolution, their goal was to look and behave differently to their parents. Previously, young people had been stylistic carbon copies of their elders. But with the advent of first-generation rock 'n' roll and also Teddy Boys, a generational schism cracked open that would never again be rendered shut.

Full History by Dr. Martens...

On the surface, the Griggs family of Northampton in the English Midlands was seemingly a part of this reviled establishment. Making boots since 1901 in the heartland of British shoe-making, the family was successful, established, respected. Scratch the surface a little, however, and it's clear that the Griggs clan actually possessed certain characteristics that would in the future become essential identifiers of any self-respecting youth phenomenon: they were free thinkers and they were different.

Why different? Because the Griggs family didn't accept what had gone before as a rigid template for the future. The past was largely a reference book of ‘old' ideas to rebel against. It was this spirit of innovation that coursed through Bill Griggs' veins as he sat in his Cobbs Lane office one day in the late 1950s flicking through an issue of Shoe and Leather News magazine, only for his eyes to fall upon an advert by a German duo looking for overseas partners for their revolutionary new air-cushioned sole.

Munich-based Dr Maertens and his university friend Dr Funck were also different. Inventors, mavericks, free-thinkers, ditto. In response to a foot injury on a ski-ing trip, they'd invented an air-cushioned sole and were looking for like-minded innovators. Griggs contacted Dr Maertens, a name was anglicized, a plan hatched and a legend born on April 1st, 1960.

When the first pair of Dr. Martens boots rolled off the production line on that day, it was on to a British high street where youth tribes were still a rarity. Not for long: the next four decades saw the time-bomb of subculture explode across the globe as a series of tribes sprang up from their respective undergrounds, each new incarnation heralding a burning desire to be different to what had gone before.

In those early years, however, there are two distinctive and pivotal moments when Dr. Martens and youth culture became melded together, inseparably as it turned out. First up was the early skinhead, a multi-cultural, ska-loving homage to the British working classes, mimicking the dress sense of the working man with an obsessive attention to detail – style was everything. Up until then, the Dr. Martens boot had been sold mostly as reliable working men's footwear; therefore it made the perfect choice for the skinhead. And so Dr. Martens was wrenched from the factory floor into youth culture and, for the brand, nothing would ever be the same again.

A few short and volatile years later, Pete Townshend deliberately donned a pair of black 1460s on stage with his incendiary band The Who, as an unashamed indicator of his affiliation with working class pride. When Townshend windmilled and jumped around in his DM's, the young world watched. This was in an era of flower power and dandyish psychedelia; Townshend looked … different. Now Dr. Martens had a torch-bearer who was at the very heart of youth culture.

Townshend has said that he used to go to bed on tour with two things: ‘A cognac bottle and a Dr. Martens boot.' This almost peculiar personal affection for the boot is not exclusive to The Who's guitarist. It is in fact at the very core of the brand's enduring popularity and it also ensured that over the coming decades, when each subsequent youth subculture feverishly burned the trappings of the previous 'fashion' or 'movement', they frequently saved their cherished Dr. Martens from the flames, clutching them to their collective chest. So when punks came along, angry at a lack of opportunity and defiantly individualistic, they pulled DM's on for the battle; when Two Tone fans spent hours choosing just the right suit, a crisp and clean pair of three-hole 1461 shoes was an essential accompaniment; and when Britpop kids might have kicked against grunge's apparent apathy, a pair of cherry red 8-holers was often the perfect companion.

Once the genie had been let out of the bottle back in the 1960s, the vapours of Dr. Martens' rebellious spirit could not be contained and the boot seeped into every corner and crevice of youth culture. Consequently, the subcultures who have championed Dr. Martens reads like a Who's Who' of youth culture: skins, punks, two tone, Oi!, hardcore, psychobilly, goth, industrial, grebo, grunge, Britpop, emo … the list goes on.

Of course, Dr. Martens has not been immune to the brash self-expression of youth: so the boots are often worn with the quarters flapping open, deliberately unpolished and scuffed; or perhaps laced rigidly and precisely, with a military sheen on the toe. Maybe left plain or else customised individually … and so on. Each to their own. Each pair different. This is where that moment of magic back in late 1950s Northampton truly comes into its own – what the Griggs family created was a watershed silhouette, an off-the-shelf design classic that has quite literally allowed generation after generation to paint its own personality on to those humble uppers, sometimes literally.

With the explosion of technology in the 1990s and into the new Millennium, youth culture changed exponentially. It's fair to say that the so-called ‘tribes' are not so visible anymore, often populating the ether of the internet rather than the streets of the underground. Youth culture in the 21st century is a very much more complex entity, more fluid and certainly more intermingled. Some people claim ‘there are no haircuts anymore' and in a sense that is true. But there is certainly no lack of invention, rebellion and individuality, perhaps now more than ever.

This post-modern generation is far more media-savvie than their predecessors too. They dip into a stylistic ‘Pick 'n' Mix' of fashion and subcultural history to create a look, sound and lifestyle that appeals. Nothing is off limits. Inevitably, some classic looks become misappropriated and demeaned, that's unavoidable and unpreventable. Increasingly, the brands that survive this potentially fatal mass dissemination are those that are genuine. Marketing cheque books can buy screen time or magazine space, but not authenticity. When I first met the current Dr. Martens chairman several years ago, he turned up in a scooter boy's green parka, driving a Mini with a Union Jack on the roof and wing mirrors. Different, I thought.

The inventors of the Dr. Martens air-cushioned sole; the Griggs family; every youth subculture that has ever existed – they all have one common denominator, a primal urge to be different. Modern youth culture is now unrecognisable from the 1950s – in some ways from the 1990s even – and yet the next chapters of the history books will be written by exactly the same kind of personalities who penned the memoirs of the first fifty years of subculture. Namely people who want to be individuals, who want to be expressive, rebellious, free-thinking … different. That word again.

And when they learn from the footsteps of their predecessors and step into a future of their own making, they might just do it in a pair of Dr. Martens …

I say yes! :) Liv

Sex Pistols / The Clash - Rock and DMs
Punks, Skinheads, and everyone else

Celebs with Doc Martens
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It's Snowing in London

Mais uma vez a temperatura caiu, e, nevou... :) Na hora fica tudo muito lindo, branquinho. Depois tudo mela e fica sujo mas tudo bem. Vale a pena ver mesmo que eu achei frio demais! Aqui alguns shots da neve. Liv

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quinta-feira, 9 de fevereiro de 2012

Esmaltes Dolce & Gabbana

Tem novidade!!!!!!!!!!! Muito lindos, e logicamente, caros... :) Mais um p/ listinha de sonhos de consumo. Liv

Kohl Collection

Chocolate (marrom quente), Wild Green (esmeralda), Peacock (azul escuro) e Dahlia (berinjela).
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terça-feira, 7 de fevereiro de 2012

Charles Dickens

200 anos de Charles Dickens

Charles John Huffam Dickens (7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870) was an English novelist, generally considered the greatest of the Victorian period. Dickens enjoyed a wider popularity and fame than had any previous author during his lifetime, and he remains popular, having been responsible for some of English literature's most iconic novels and characters.
Many of his writings were originally published serially, in monthly installments, a format of publication which Dickens himself helped popularize. Unlike other authors who completed novels before serialization, Dickens often created the episodes as they were being serialized.
Dickens's work has been highly praised for its realism, comedy, mastery of prose, unique personalities and concern for social reform.

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way--in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only."
- Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities, Book 1, Chapter 1

"So, throughout life, our worst weaknesses and meannesses are usually committed for the sake of the people whom we most despise."
“We are who we are. People don't change.” - Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

Great books, great movies that followed. :) Liv
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segunda-feira, 6 de fevereiro de 2012

Cestas de pano

Depois dos saquinhos lindos vi as cestinhas de pano. Muito lindas.:) Liv

Como fazer.....

Recorte dois retângulos do tecido desejado 33 cm x 17 cm. E outro retângulo um pouco maior de um pano mais grosso para fazer a parte interna.

Passe um spray de cola de tecido (se tiver) no lado avesso do tecido que será o interior da cesta e coloque alinhado em cima do tecido grosso. Use o que for preciso para marcar o tecido, réguas, canetas. A finalidade é fazer um zig zag no tecido, para firmar o tecido grosso e dar um acabamento legal.

Uma vez terminado corte o excesso.

Agora dobre no meio e costure as laterais.

Dobre a ponta como um triângulo.

Hora de fazer o formato da cesta. Marque mais ou menos 6.5 cm.

Corte o excesso.

Agora a cesta fica em formato retangular.

Faça o mesmo com o outro tecido usando as mesmas medidas.

Coloque o tecido junto com o outro com os dois lados do avesso virados para fora.

Costure as bordas deixando uma abertura.

Vire tudo do lado certo pela abertura.

Passe a abertura para firmar o tecido.

Costure a abertura e as bordas para a cesta ficar mais firme.

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