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Jillian Michaels Ripped in 30 DVD features: Uses Jillian Michaelâ€™s 3-2-1 interval system: mixing cardio, strength and abs DVD includes four 24-minute workouts, with a new workout for each week Includes 30-day diet plan online With modifications for beginners and advanced athletes 136 minutes Jillian Michaels Ripped in 30 DVD uses Jillianâ€™s bestselling 3-2-1 system to interval to transform your body in four weeks. Jillian Michaelsâ€™ new DVD Ripped in 30 is a comprehensive 30-day diet and exercise plan designed to get you in the best shape of your life! Ripped in 30 is comprised of four 24-minute workouts based on Jillianâ€™s bestselling body shredding 3-2-1 interval system: 3 minutes of strength, 2 minutes of cardio and 1 minute of abs. Each incredible routine has fresh, fun new moves that progress in difficulty over a four-week period (with a new workout each week). Youâ€™ll start with workout level 1 and advance to workout level 4. Jillian also shows modified moves for both beginners and advanced athletes in each workout. All you have to do to get amazing results fast is stick with the Ripped in 30 diet and exercise program for 30 days. 136 minutes. USA. $14.98
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H & M Fall 2011 "ON TREND"With A/W 2011 fashion being fun and free, look to
the British capital for historical references, street
style and unexpected inspiration.
London never ceases to surprise. The city of 14-million souls may not have the historic ties to haute couture of Paris. Nor does it boast the fast-paced superbrands found in New York. Or the luxurious elegance that Milan does so well. Yet, the British capital has managed to secure a place as one of the world’s most influential fashion cities. A younger, slightly misbehaved sibling to the other trendsetting hubs, it thrives on a wild mix of styles. Influences come from new club culture, as well as old Savile Row know-how, from run-down warehouses and posh townhouses. Put together, they make London a place for bold experiments and unexpected fashion adventures.
British style has also been shaped by the tumultuous movements of its subcultures. In the 60s, designers such as mini-skirt inventor Mary Quant set up shop. The Rolling Stones and The Who were soon regular fixtures. Later, the style crowd moved on to Barbara Hulanicki’s Biba, where girls could buy cheap ’n’ cheerful polyester mini-dresses as well as Biba-branded cans of baked beans. A decade later, punk rock’s bondage- and rebellion-inspired garb was all the rage. And throughout the 80s and 90s, from the rise of rave culture to Brit Pop mania, music emerged out of London and set the style for influential people all over the world.
Today, the East End areas of Shoreditch and Dalston, visibly cleaned up and gentrified, have evolved into the city’s unrivalled creative hub. Designers such as Gareth Pugh and Christopher Kane have been inspired by the outré club scene. And via street style blogs like the Facehunter, the East London Style has spread around the world. Features like a sexy/cool attitude, bomber jackets, dip-dyed bleached hair and hotpants + tights combos have also filtered into mainstream fashion (see style icons from Pixie Geldof to Lady Gaga).
This, however, isn’t the only way the London influence can be seen in fashion right now. Stella McCartney and Phoebe Philo
of Céline are inspired by the dressed-down casual feel of the big city’s busy working women. Erdem has been pivotal in awakening catwalk fashion’s current love
for pattern and prints. Jonathan Saunders has been pushing the bright colours we all love right now for years. Not to mention the youthful feel of this season’s Burberry Prorsum, Marni and Bottega Veneta offerings, which were all influenced by 60s Carnaby Street style.
All this to say that London is, by all means, swinging again!
. . . Something To Think About. . . Washington, DC Metro Station on a cold January morning in 2007. The man with a violin played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. During that time approx. 2 thousand people went through the station, most of them on their way to work. After 3 minutes a middle aged man noticed there was a musician playing. He slowed his pace and stopped for a few seconds and then hurried to meet his schedule. 4 minutes later: The violinist received his first dollar: a woman threw the money in the hat and, without stopping, continued to walk. 6 minutes: A young man leaned against the wall to listen to him, then looked at his watch and started to walk again. 10 minutes: A 3-year old boy stopped but his mother tugged him along hurriedly. The kid stopped to look at the violinist again, but the mother pushed hard and the child continued to walk, turning his head all the time. This action was repeated by several other children.. Every parent, without exception, forced their children to move on quickly.. 45 minutes: The musician played continuously. Only 6 people stopped and listened for a short while. About 20 gave money but continued to walk at their normal pace. The man collected a total of $32. 1 hour: He finished playing and silence took over. No one noticed. No one applauded, nor was there any recognition. No one knew this, but the violinist was Joshua Bell, one of the greatest musicians in the world. He played one of the most intricate pieces ever written, with a violin worth $3.5 million dollars. Two days before Joshua Bell sold out a theater in Boston where the seats averaged $100. This is a true story. Joshua Bell playing incognito in the metro station was organized by the Washington Post as part of a social experiment about perception, taste and people's priorities. The questions raised: *In a common place environment at an inappropriate hour, do we perceive beauty? *Do we stop to appreciate it? *Do we recognize talent in an unexpected context? One possible conclusion reached from this experiment could be this: If we do not have a moment to stop and listen to one of the best musicians in the world, playing some of the finest music ever written, with one of the most beautiful instruments ever made. How many other things are we missing?
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