Netropolitan is sort of an online country club social media site for affluent folks. To join just a mere 9,000.00 and 3,000.00 yearly fee.
The first Black people photographed in Britian’s History
The African Choir were a group of young South African singers that toured Britain between 1891 and 1893.
Sara Forbes Bonetta, perhaps the most celebrated black British Victorian, who was photographed by two pre-eminent portrait photographers, Camilla Silvy and Julia Margaret Cameron.
Captured aged five by slave raiders in west Africa, Forbes Bonetta was rescued by Captain Frederick E Forbes, then presented as a “gift” to Queen Victoria.
Dejazmatch Alamayou Tewodros, an Ethiopian prince who was orphaned at the age of seven, when his father died rather than surrender to the British troops that had surrounded his castle in what was then Abyssinia. Alamayou was brought to England by Sir Robert Napier and adopted by the intriguingly named explorer Captain Tristram Speedy. Alamayou died in England of pleurisy in 1879
Black Chronicles II is at Rivington Place, London, until 29 November 2014
Top Five is an upcoming movie written and directed by Chris Rock, who stars as Andre Allen, a film star re-examining his previous career as a comedian. Kanye West and Jay Z co-produced the movie, according to Deadline, and the Roots’ ?uestlove serves as its executive music producer.Top Five also stars Rosario Dawson, Kevin Hart, Tracy Morgan, Cedric The Entertainer, J.B. Smoove, Sherri Shepherd, Anders Holm, and Jay Pharoah. Paramount recently purchased its distribution rights. In Top Five, Chris Rock plays a comedian-turned-film star named Andre Allen whose encounter with a journalist played by Rosario Dawson forces him to recollect on his past life as a comedian. The film takes place in one 24 hour time frame, which Rock told Variety.The film features appearances from Tracy Morgan, Kevin Hart, J.B Smoove, Cedric the Entertainer and a bevvy of other famous comedians. Rock informed Vulture that spectators will be surprised at Jerry Seinfeld’s performance in the movie
Top Five was premiered at the Toronto Film Festival.
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Apple says it is investigating the violation of its iCloud accounts. Security experts said the hacking and theft of revealing pictures from the Apple iCloud accounts of a few celebrities might have been prevented if those affected had enabled two-factor authentication on their accounts. The two-factor authentication requires users to enter a numerical code that is sent to their phone or another device, in addition to using their regular password. Since the number constantly changes, it makes it much more difficult for attackers to gain access the account, even if they know the password. The attack might be linked to software on GitHub called iBrute that is capable of carrying out automated brute-force attacks against iCloud accounts. An attacker can simply guess a password again and again until they succeed. While tedious and time-consuming for a person, it’s a simple and infinitely faster process for a computer.
Paris Hilton was the target of a hacking attack back in 2005. Pictures and text messages from her smartphone were hacked from a cloud storage account. A group of young men were prosecuted over that incident and another attack against the database giant LexisNexis, and most of them served time in federal prison or juvenile detention. This is bad timing for Apple there having an event Set 9.
iCloud two step verification- not so simple
The 50s Fashionis scheduled to run in France November 2, 2014. The exhibit features haute couture and ready-to wear 1947-1957 as well as the iconic fashion trends and innovations from that decade. The event will showcase an array of evening wear, day wear and beachwear clothing and accessories from names like Christian Dior, Coco Chanel, Pierre Balmain and Critobel Balenciaga.
Toes look like they about to walk ahead of the feet
The shoe was created to last the length of a marathon, and nothing more. And also unlike expensive retros that probably couldn’t even make it through a marathon, these were actually priced accordingly – $50.
Rick Owens’ sneakers have largely followed the blueprint of taking classic styles and exaggerating the proportions. But his infamous “Sailboat” trainers have one of the most unique silhouettes in sneaker history, and basically look like triangles laying on their side.
Dance battles appear to outnumber Double Dutch Competitions-Take a look
Ristorante Grotta Palazzese, Italy-Ristorante Grotta Palazzese, nestled in the caves of Polignano a Mare beach, said to be one of the greatest places to eat in all of Italy
Albarracín is a beautifully preserved medieval village in Northern Spain.
Aescher hotel is so high up on the Appenzellerland mountains that you have to hike or get a cable car to reach it. Amenities are intentionally basic. The Food is hearty.
Þingvallavatn Lake, Iceland
The exhibition titled “Le Petit Théâtre Dior” featuring 60 dresses in twelve installations, all of them meticulously resembling the original designs in every tiny detail. Every miniature piece is produced based on a cotton toile in the purest haute couture tradition and needs the same precision and rigor as its big sister. The inspiration behind the exhibition comes from “Le Petit Théâtre de la Mode,” a 1945 display of miniature dresses from the greatest couturiers of the time. The showcase originally paid homage to the glory of French Haute Couture after the war, with the list of featured designers including Lucien Lelong, for whom Christian Dior was working for at the time. In fact, Christian Dior is believed to have helped Lelong to make some of the outfits for the 1945 exhibit, just two years before creating his legendary “New Look” in 1947.
Such intricate work
Amazon recently won a patent for a photography technique snapping a picture of an object against a white background. This has caused an uproar among photographers. A petition circulating with nearly 45,000 signatures asking the US Patent and Trademark Office to appeal the parent.
The Fashion he chose is just exquisite. the gowns flow like a birds wings. Not to mention the cut work. Some of the fabrics look as though they were created from precious gems. Just Gorgeous! The fabrics for dress number 40 & 41 are just sensational
Nilofer Shahid (No longer shows her collections ) was awarded with Le Grade De Chevalier Dan L’ordre Des Arts Et Des Lettres on May 27, 2014 by the French government at the Governor House in Lahore. HE Mr Philippe Thiebaud, the French ambassador to Pakistan conferred the award upon the designer for her contributions to the development of art, culture and fashion design.
The British Library has opened up a huge online collection of literary treasures and scholarly articles via its new website, Discovering Literature, in a bid to get young students’ interested in classic books.
The new project covers the Romantic and Victorian periods, from William Blake to the science fiction of H G Wells. However, the British Library aims to extend this online collection up to present day authors and as far back in time as the Old English epic Beowulf.
Among the artefacts digitized for the first time are Jane Austen’s notebooks, the childhood works of the Brontë sisters, manuscripts by Keats, Wordsworth and many others plus intriguing early drafts of William Blake’s classic poems ‘Tyger Tyger’ and ‘London’.
The British Library has commissioned over 150 articles and 20 short films from leading scholars designed to illuminate the changing society and cultural scene behind the literature. The topics are illustrated with newspaper clippings, playbills, artworks and other contemporary material.
The article on Crime in Oliver Twist, for instance, uses an 1809 Dictionary of Criminal Slang to reveal that “twist” was a word for “hanged”, while the article on Inventing the Future uses satirical cartoons and works such as Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein to explain how the the Industrial Revolution’s technological advances inspired nineteenth century writers to set their novels in the future.
Lausanne-based Morphotonix has found a way to etch microstructures into chocolate that refract light to produce holographic images. there is no stickers, no additives, no paint. The holograms work similar to those etched into credit cards, except these are edible. Microscopic patterns are carved into a master mold made from metal. That mold in turn is used to create a plastic mold in which the chocolate is poured. Dark and milk chocolate varieties have been made, but not all chocolate is made the same.
Calvin Klein Collection