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Fashion

February 29, 2008

Music corner

LEXICON

CLUMSY            (           )            ______________

STUMBLE          (           )            ______________

FLIP                 (           )            ______________

FUMBLE            (           )            ______________

TUMBLE            (           )            ______________

Fergie – Clumsy lyrics    

1. WHAT IS WORN?       2. WHICH STYLE IS IT?(60, 70, 80 OR 90’S?)

Can’t help it. The girl can’t help it (Oh Babe)   

PINK DRESSED LADY?
Can’t help it. The girl can’t help it (Oh Babe)
Can’t help it. The girl can’t help it (Oh Babe)
Can’t help it.
First time, that I saw your eyes
Boy you looked right through me, mm mmm
Play it cool, but I knew you knew
That cupid hit me, mm mmm
You got me trippin’,(oh) stumblin’,(oh) flippin’,(oh) fumblin'(oh)            

GENTLEMEN ON STAGE?
Clumsy ‘cuz I’m fallin in love(in love)
You got me slippin,(oh) tumblin,(oh) sinking,(oh) fumblin(oh)
Clumsy ‘cuz I’m fallin in love(in love)
So in love with choo…
Can’t help it. The girl can’t help it (Oh Babe)                                     FEMALE REPORTERS?
Can’t help it. The girl can’t help it (Oh No)
Can’t help it. The girl can’t help it (Oh How)
Can’t help it.
Cant breath, when you touch my sleeve,
Butterflies so crazy, ummm ummm                                                  
THE GENTLEMAN HERE?
Whoa now? Think I’m goin’ down
Friends don’t know what’s with me, mmm mmm
You got me trippin’,(oh) stumblin’,(oh) flippin’,(oh) fumblin'(oh)
Clumsy ‘cuz I’m fallin in love(in love)
You got me slippin,(oh) tumblin,(oh) sinking,(oh) fumblin
Clumsy ‘cuz I’m fallin in love(in love)
So in love wit’ you…
Can’t help it. The girl can’t help it (Oh No)
Can’t help it. The girl can’t help it (Oh Please)
Can’t help it. The girl can’t help it (Oh No)
Can’t help it.

 
(Speaking)
You know, this ain’t the first time this has happened to me                 
SPACESHIP CREWS?
This love sick thing
I like serious relationships and uh,
A girl like me don’t stay single for long
‘Cuz everytime a boyfriend and I break up, my world is crushed and I’m all alone,
The love bug crawls right back up and bites me…
And I’m back
Can’t help it. The girl can’t help it (In love)
Can’t help it. The girl can’t help it (Oh God)
Can’t help it. The girl can’t help it (I’m back in love)
Can’t help it.
Whooo hoo hoo
Can’t help it. The girl can’t help it (I’m back in love, yeah)
Can’t help it. The girl can’t help it (I’m back in love now baby)
Can’t help it. The girl can’t help it (I’m back in love now)
Can’t help it.
You got me trippin’,(oh) stumblin’,(oh) flippin’,(oh) fumblin’
Clumsy ‘cuz I’m fallin in love (in love)
You got me slippin,(oh) tumblin,(oh) sinking,(oh) fumblin
Clumsy ‘cuz I’m fallin in love (in love)
So in love with you…
Clumsy ‘cuz I’m fallin in love (in love)
You got me slippin,(oh) tumblin,(oh) sinking,(oh) fumblin
Clumsy ‘cuz I’m fallin in love (in love)
So in love with you…
So in love with you…
So in love with you… 
February 28, 2008 Reading Article

Fashion Week Review: Safe and Comforting

Chris Moore / Catwalking / Getty
The first outfit to appear on the runway at Ralph Lauren’s fall, 2008 show last week — a plain, gray cashmere tank dress — told the whole story of New York fashion week: Play it safe. At a time when the economy is plunging and the euro is soaring against the dollar, fashion designers and retailers are quaking in their Marc Jacobs crushed mid-heel boots. With some European fashion houses reporting a 22% increase in prices and with consumer confidence and spending way down, this is not the time for designers or retailers to take fashion risks. Even pop culture’s risk-taker extraordinaire, Madonna, looked downright conservative in her gray jersey cocktail dress at the blockbuster Raising Malawi fundraiser she co-chaired with Gucci on Wednesday night.

Photos

Tightening Fashion’s Belt

For fall, 2008, New York designers played it safe, offering buttoned up looks, classic sportswear, and a new emphasis on the waist. Here, a look at the 20 best looks of the season

Photos

Paris Couture: Still Riding High

What recession? That was the mood at the Paris Haute Couture spring, 2008 collections as designers celebrated the glorious excesses of handcrafted clothing and the focus was on color, craftsmanship and youth. By Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni

Back on the runways, perhaps the biggest risk of the season came from Mr. Jacobs himself. The designer, known for starting his shows up to two hours late, began his Friday evening show only 17 minutes late (in fashion speak, that’s like starting on time) and surprised his audience by showing a weirdly conservative collection of long, cocoon-shaped pastel-colored coats, full pants and draped velvet evening gowns. Jacobs called it a “calm” collection. It was a complete about-face from his last collection, which dabbled in sexuality, taking transparency and lingerie as its two main themes. Maybe even that old adage about sex selling is wearing thin.

Like Jacobs, many of the stronger showings of the season featured toned-down looks that were almost absent of any sex appeal. Instead of baring skin, designers chose to cover up — drawing on that great American staple, sportswear, to bolster their images on the runway. Ralph Lauren showed crisp, bright double-faced cashmere coats over long skinny skirts; Michael Kors reached back to the ultra-conservative 1950s and 1960s and pillaged Jackie Kennedy’s White House wardrobe for fur-collared car coats and a few metallic jacquard evening entrance-makers. And Francisco Costa, the designer of Calvin Klein, carved beautiful hammered navy cashmere into scalpel-sharp tailoring. A blue blazer and an inventively cutaway tuxedo jacket were stunning in their simplicity.

So, tough times might require simple solutions — or so New York’s ever-growing crop of designers would have led you to believe last week — but simplicity in fashion is one of the most difficult things to achieve. In his debut collection for Bill Blass, Peter Som did a pretty fine job of evoking the late American designer’s effortless nonchalance with gray flannel pantsuits and swingy jackets over full skirts. Donna Karan also mustered a sense of simplicity and ease with a shrugged-on silhouette consisting of a charmeuse wrap dress. As the models sauntered out in slinky dresses that were knotted and tied in the back, one could almost imagine Karan draping the dresses herself in her studio the night before — a comforting thought in tough times. After all, doesn’t any consumer of expensive clothing want to feel the designer’s gentle hand?

(Source from http://www.time.com/time/specials/2007/style_design/article/0,28804,1711459_1711479_1711890,00.html)

February 19, 2008 

Best of Milan

1. Which is Tina Tuner’s favourite _______ ?

2. Where does Steven Tyler go a little crazy?

3. Which brand does about 200 fashion New Yorkers have ____________?

4. Who thinks there is _______________________ behind models?

5. Who thinks the designers are _______________________________?

6. Which brand has the goal to _______________________________?

7. Which brand cares about the color, freshness and ________ in fashion design?

8. Which country’s fashion is at a good moment of _______________________?

( missing words in the questions: 1. brand; 3. battleship with; 4. a real admiration for the woman’s strength; 5. pushing the frontier of fashion; 6. seduce the next customers of tomorrow; 7. sense of identity; 8. moving forward without being silly)


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