With the 2019 MET Gala which took place in New York City two days ago, we were all kept at the edge of our seat, waiting for celebrities to amaze us with their best looks. This fundraising event, taking place annually every first Monday of May and benefiting the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, marks the launch of the new Costumes exhibit for the museum. This year’s theme “Camp: Notes on Fashion” is a perfect opportunity to ask ourselves, What is Camp fashion?
Susan Sontag’s 1964 essay defines Camp as “love of the unnatural: of artifice and exaggeration.” She is one of the first to have actually taken camp mainstream, but this art is still hard to define today!
Highly subjective and close to impossible to describe, Camp is said to be rooted in the LGBTQ community, and was for a long time marginal only to recently become more and more influent on mainstream culture. It is based on extravagance and is often described as an over-the-top fashion but the fact to have a whole exhibit on Camp art may be the best proof of its growing presence.
So… want to rock a Camp look? Just go extra!
In the end Camp is also about self-expression and escapism through fun fashion.
Maybe Camp is hard to define because it is not meant to be defined but rather experienced? Either way, the exhibit opens to the public this Thursday at the MET museum.
And we gathered here the best (and craziest) looks of the 2019 MET Gala, enjoy Camp!
This week Jennifer Aniston celebrated her 5oth Birthday! We are taking this opportunity to take a look back at this stars most iconic looks through the decades, starting on the set of the 90s hit sitcom ‘friends’ to her staple street-style of today. We have also found similar pieces that are available for you to recreate these classic Jennifer Aniston outfits. Thank us later!
1. The 90s Dress
It was September 1994 when Jennifer Anniston first graced our screens as Rachel Green with her slim physique and iconic haircut she was undoubtedly the most enviable character, not to mention her highly successful career in fashion that resulted in a job offer in Paris (jealous!) The subtle Gingham print of this a-line silhouette dress is perfect for any occasion as the weather starts to warm up. Pair with white trainers and you’re good to go! Shop similar looks at PrettyLittleThing & I Saw It First.
Denim was a wardrobe ‘must-have’ of the 90s. Whether is was dungarees, pinafores, jackets or a classic pair of Levi’s, Jennifer Aniston pulled off every denim look effortlessly. In recent years, denim has been re-claimed by many designers as a high-end fabric and in turn it has filtered down to high-street brands who have been creating stylish pieces from denim. Coincidently 90s trends have made a comeback which makes it so easy for you to recreate a classic Rachel Green vibe. Copy her style at Urban Outfitters & PrettyLittleThing.
3. The Patterned Mini Skirt
This tartan mini skirt paired with long, white sports socks go hand in hand creating a preppy look expected of a young Rachel Green. Many would argue this was the beginning of the patterned co-ord trend which has reappeared in recent years. Other examples of this vintage staple can be found in films such as Clueless and Legally Blonde but it was Jennifer Aniston who started it all in the early 90s and paved the way for this quintessential ensemble. You can recreate it with pieces like these ones from Missguided & PrettyLittleThing.
4. The Little Black Dress
An essential to any girls’ wardrobe: The Little Black Dress dates back to 1926 and its creation by Coco Chanel, the interpretation of this style has changed throughout the years however it has remained simple and elegant. We think Jennifer Aniston wore this LBD perfectly at at a Red Carpet Event. Pair with a some strappy heels and a simple hairstyle to recreate this absolute classic. You can find great dupes at Urban Outfitters, Missguided, PrettyLittleThing & basically any other high-street store!
From the Simple and Elegant LBD to this Sparkly and Bold sequin dress, Jennifer Aniston makes any garment look flawless. This midi sequin dress is perfect for a formal event like the Red Carpet. Sequins are a great way to have fun with your fashion choices and attract attention in any situation and Aniston does this effortlessly. Stay on trend and steal the limelight at any party with these Sequin dresses from Urban Outfitters, Zara Missguided & PrettyLittleThing.
6. The Suit
The ‘power suit’ is an easy way to create a sophisticated and versatile look that can be worn at any occasion; ranging from running daily errands to a wedding. Jennifer Aniston stuns in this chic black suit on the Red Carpet. For day-to-day life pair simple, checked trousers with a matching blazer and white trainers for a trendy outfit that will ensure you always look well put together. For more formal occasions matching block colour two-piece suits and a pair of heels are a great alternative to a dress. Find examples of sticking suits at Missguided, PrettyLittleThing, Zara & Topshop .
7. The Midi Dress
As Jennifer Aniston has continued to stay on trend throughout the years while at the same time dressing age appropriate which is one of the reasons she is such a style icon. The higher necklines and longer length dresses that she chooses with the bodycon style allows her to keep showing off her amazing physique. Midi dresses are great to pair with peep-toe heels and an elegant clutch. Find similar midi dresses at PrettyLittleThing & Missguided
8. The Maxi Dress
Jennifer Aniston knows how to create an understated look that still stuns on the Red Carpet. Here she combines sequins with a pastel, nude tone, natural makeup and a ‘beachy’ hairstyle that makes her look effortlessly flawless. At PrettyLittleThing you can find examples of both long-sleeved and short-sleeved maxi dresses.
9. Street Style
The ‘friends’ star is widely known for her chic, casual street style. Rarely, snapped looking anything but well put together by the paparazzi, Jennifer Aniston has got her personal style nailed. She often pairs plain t-shirts, (we think that the best ones can be found at Zara) with blue jeans and heels or wedges. Jeans are a staple for anyones wardrobe and we’ve found our favourite pairs at the moment on UrbanOutfitters.com, Zara.com & Topshop.com.
10. The Bikini
An article about Jennifer Aniston wouldn’t be worth writing without mentioning her amazing body! Nobody would believe that she has turned 50 years old this week from the way that she looks! Often snapped relaxing on beaches in southern American destinations such as Mexico and holidaying in European countries such as Italy it is undeniable that Jennifer has got the beach babe look down. She almost always opts for a Triangle style bikini to show off her toned stomach. The simple, triangle style bikini is very much in fashion again and great ones can be found at Urban Outfitters, Missguided & PrettyLittleThing.
This post may or may not be inspirational and motivational for any of our readers. These are the facts that we sometimes forget about or even do not think about. However, they can be very useful for those who are lost, in the wrong place or have been down by someone or something.
Two things prevent us from happiness; living in the past and observing others
Happiness is about now. Thinking over and over about your past you will miss a great present. And speaking about observing others that is something what will make you upset, which doesn’t go with happiness at all. Observe yourself as you will be happy only when you will be happy with yourself.
You are always responsible for how you act, no matter how you feel. Remember that.
Sometimes we justify our actions, saying that ‘ I am having difficult days’, but your actions are still yours, no matter in what condition you were when you made it. You don’t want to do something what you will judge yourself for later.
Nothing is permanent
Time is priceless. What is happening to you now may not happen tomorrow. Do not forget to appreciate everything you have every day. One day you will miss it.
Someone is happy with less than you have
Don’t take anything for granted. Do not complain about having less things than your friend does. Happiness is when you feel rich with what you have, with people who surround you, with being who you are.
The past can not be changed, forgotten, edited, or erased. It can only be accepted.
Stop thinking over and over “what if ?.. ” The past is past, you can not change it. Most important, everything what is in the past is there for a reason, and everything happened in the best way for you.
Unexpressed emotions will never die. The are buried alive and will come forth later in uglier ways.
This is for those who keep all the emotions to themselves. It can actually lead to emotional breakdown. Sometimes it is difficult to open up to someone, which is ok as we all are afraid to be judged or look pathetic. Do not worry, there is always someone who will share your emotions, and it will help you both.
Every next level of your life will demand a different you.
Don’t be afraid of trying new things. It does open a new side of you. The more you try, the wiser you become.
Nobody is too busy, it’s just a matter of priorities.
Don’t fool yourself thinking/ believing that THE PERSON is too busy. If the person really cares about you, he will find time. You know, 5 minutes is so much better than nothing, and everyone can find these minutes if it’s important for them.
People inspire you or they drain you. Pick them wisely.
It doesn’t make you a bad person if you surround yourself with people who make you happy. You have one chance to live your life. Don’t waste it on something or someone who doesn’t make you happy.
Do you know such holiday as Thanksgiving ? Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday celebrated in Canada, the United States, some of the Caribbean Islands, and Liberia. It began as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. Similarly named festival holidays to occur in Germany and Japan. Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Monday of October in Canada and on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States, and around the same part of the year in other places. Although Thanksgiving has historical roots in religious and cultural traditions, it has long been celebrated as a secular holiday as well.
With this article, Capture Models wants to offer you the 5 best Thanksgiving Dinner recipes for this beautiful religious and traditional celebration day that we can be thankful for all we have and enjoy with the best recipes.
Garlic and Herb Roasted Turkey
1 12-14 lb. turkey, thawed (if frozen)
2 heads garlic, halved horizontally through the equator
1 lemon, halved
4 small onions, quartered
14 sprigs fresh thyme
2 tbsp. olive oil
2 large carrots, cut into 2-in. pieces
2 stalks celery, cut into 2-in. pieces
3/4 c. low-sodium chicken broth
Fresh herbs, for serving
Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Working on a baking sheet, remove the giblets and neck of the turkey from the cavities. Reserve the neck and discard the giblets. Using paper towels, pat the turkey dry. Stuff the garlic, lemon, half the onions and 10 sprigs thyme into the main cavity.
Tie the legs together with kitchen twine. Tuck the wing tips underneath the body (this will prevent them from burning). Rub the turkey with the oil and season with 1 teaspoon salt.
Place the turkey neck, carrots, celery, the remaining onions and the remaining thyme in a large roasting pan. Place a roasting rack in the pan and put the turkey on top of it.
Roast the turkey until a thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh registers 165 degrees F, 21/2 to 3 hours. (Cover the bird loosely with foil if it browns too quickly, and add the broth to the pan if the vegetables begin to scorch.)
Carefully tilt the turkey to empty the juices from the cavity into the pan. Transfer the turkey to empty the juices from the cavity into the pan. Transfer the turkey to a carving board. Cover loosely with foil and let rest for at least 25 minutes. Reserve the pan and its contents for gravy. Carve the turkey and garnish with herbs as desired.
Pumpkin Cream Pie
FOR THE CRUST:
1 1/4 c. gingersnap cookie crumbs
5 tbsp. melted butter
2 tbsp. sugar
pinch of salt
FOR THE FILLING:
3 c. heavy cream
1 1/2 c. powdered sugar
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 15-oz. can pumpkin purée
1 3-oz. box instant vanilla pudding
1 c. evaporated milk
2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
30 gingersnaps, plus more crushed for garnish
Make Crust: Preheat oven to 350°. Combine gingersnap crumbs, butter, sugar, and salt and blend until combined.
Press crumb mixture onto bottom and up sides of a 9″ pie dish. (Try to make the crust about 1/8″-thick evenly all around.)
Bake until golden, 7 to 8 minutes. Let cool while you make filling.
Make Filling: In a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat heavy cream with 1/4 cup powdered sugar and vanilla until stiff peaks form. Transfer to a bowl and wipe bowl of stand mixer clean.
To the bowl of stand mixer, add cream cheese and beat until smooth. Beat in pumpkin puree until no lumps remain, then beat in remaining 1 1/4 cups powdered sugar, vanilla pudding mix, evaporated milk, and pumpkin pie spice.
Fold in 1/2 the whipped cream with the cream cheese mixture until combined.
To pie crust, add 1/3 of the pumpkin-cream cheese mixture. Top with a layer of gingersnap cookies. Add another layer of pumpkin-cream cheese mixture and gingersnap cookies, then end with final 1/3 of pumpkin-cream cheese mixture.
Top with remaining whipped cream, leaving trim of pumpkin mixture uncovered, and garnish with crushed gingersnap cookies.
Refrigerate until firm, 5 to 6 hours.
pound fresh chestnuts (3 cups)
1 cup dried porcini mushrooms (1 ounce)
1 cup boiling water
1/2 cup butter
1 cup finely chopped fennel or celery
1/2 cup chopped onion (1 medium)
2 cloves garlic , minced
3 ounces Genoa salami, sliced and chopped or cubed, or thinly sliced prosciutto, cut into strips
3/4 cup finely shredded Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese (3 ounces)
1 tablespoon snipped fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
1/4 cup snipped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon salt
12 cups 3/4-inch cubes dry bread
1 – 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. With a knife, cut an X in the shells of chestnuts. Spread chestnuts on a large baking sheet. Roast for 15 minutes; cool. Peel and coarsely chop chestnuts; set aside. Reduce oven temperature to 325 degrees F.
Meanwhile, place mushrooms in a medium bowl; cover with the boiling water. Let stand for 15 minutes; drain. If necessary, snip any large pieces of mushroom. Pat dry with paper towels.
In a large skillet melt butter over medium heat. Add mushrooms, fennel, onion, and garlic; cook and stir until onion is tender. Remove from heat. Stir in chestnuts, salami, 1/4 cup of the cheese, the thyme, parsley, pepper, and salt. Place the bread cubes in an extra-large bowl; add onion mixture. Drizzle with enough broth to moisten, tossing lightly to combine.
Transfer bread mixture to a 3-quart casserole. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheese. Bake, covered, for 40 to 45 minutes or until heated through.
Mashed Potatoes with Gravy
1 recipe Basic Roasted Turkey
1 medium onion, finely chopped
2 cups dry white wine
3 cups turkey or chicken stock
Salt and ground black pepper
Prepare Basic Roasted Turkey as directed.
Place roasting pan across two burners and cook onion in 1/4 cup of reserved fat over medium heat about 5 minutes or until golden, stirring and scraping up browned bits.
Add wine; bring to boiling.
Boil gently for 8 to 12 minutes or until liquid is almost evaporated.
Add stock and reserved pan juices; bring to boiling.
Whisk reserved chilled butter mixture into boiling the liquid until thickened.
Simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes, whisking occasionally. Season with salt and pepper.
3 pounds Yukon gold or red potatoes, peeled (if desired) and cut into 2-inch pieces (9 medium)
1/4 cup butter
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
2/3 – 3/4 cup milk, whipping cream, half-and-half, or light cream
Butter, melted (optional)
Snipped fresh chives (optional)
In a large saucepan cook potatoes, covered, in lightly salted boiling water for 20 to 25 minutes or until tender; drain.
Press through a ricer, mash with a potato masher, or beat with an electric mixer on low speed.
Add the 1/4 cup butter, the salt, and pepper.
Gradually beat in milk to make mixture light and fluffy. If desired, serve with additional butter and snipped chives.
Lately, we have tried to make sure that we do not miss out on any dress combinations that this fall could complement your fashion style. The objects of our attention are bags, boots, jewelry pieces and other fashion accessories.
The berets, along with their warm jackets and heavy boots, came to the shelves of the most famous high-street stores. If you want to freshen up your style, this is the perfect suggestion. By the example of Dior, you can add a wonderful drop.
Bags with cartoon characters
The trend that runs together with the floral print from year to year is comic print. Comic strips with well-known balloons that often carry
funny or commercially-talked-in character, decorate items and details like bags. Print with cartoon characters on your bag is also a fashion trend that has been identified by the famous brand Prada.
The timeless pearl will always remain in vogue. Pearls can completely transform clothes, and many women with a pearl necklace feel like Odri Hepburn and Merilin Monroe. Pearls have a magic charm that can turn you into an elegant and sophisticated young woman. This season, the fashion industry gives the pearls a new life, we can see pearls everywhere, on the catwalks and the main streets.
Red boots are officially a fashion piece that you must have in your shoe collection. Half-deep, deep, over the knees, metallic or decorated with thread – it’s not very important, as much as the color itself, because with them, any dress combination will look remarkably this autumn.
Anyone can agree that Europe is far from short of beaches – It’s just that some might be a little more beautiful than others.
Here are 5 of our favorite beaches across the continent. So pack your bags with your bathing suits, towels and sun screen, and make sure to visit any of these beaches in Europe for a relaxing beach day, partying, or even just for a stroll.
# 1 LA CONCHA BAY – San Sebastián, Spain.
This is one of Spain’s most famous urban beaches. It is found right in the center of the city, stretching from the City Hall to the Pico del Loro. Its promenade features a few of the city’s well-known elements making the stroll round La Concha essential when visiting.
Another major feature of La Concha Bay is the Santa Clara Island which is found bang in the middle of the bay. This island also has a small beach where you can enjoy a walk to a lighthouse, a path with picnic tables and also a bar to have a few relaxed drinks at!
# 2 FIG TREE BAY – Protaras, Cyprus
Its golden sand and crystal clear water are what make the beach such a beautiful one. It is a perfect destination for any summer vacation, be it with friends or family – You can find a coffee shop right at the top of the beach just to relax and have a drink or a bite of food, and also different types of water sports such as water skiing, parasailing, windsurfing and so on.
Last but not least, there is an islet that can be reached by simply swimming through shallow waters.
# 3 PRAIA DA MARINHA – Portugal
As for all of you who are looking for crowd-free beaches in Europe, look no further! Marinha Beach on the Algarve Coast of Portugal is the hidden gem you have been looking for. Its caves and cliffs which are great for climbing make it quite an adventurous area too.
Apart from that, this beach is perfect for any beach day because of its beautiful golden sand and picnic areas.
# 4 PLATYS GIALOS – Mykonos, Greece
This is known to be the best beach in Mykonos, surrounded by restaurants and hotels. Here, you are guaranteed a fun mellow vibe throughout the day, and a romantic vibe during the evenings.
It is quite a crowded beach filled with straw umbrellas and sun loungers on its white sand by its clear crystal water. Also, Platys Gialos is only 5km away from the capital making it the perfect beach to visit if you are on holiday in Greece!
# 5 BLUE LAGOON – Comino, Malta
This is found on one of Malta’s sister islands Comino. Here you will find complete absence of cars and a beautiful Blue Lagoon with crystal clear water. It is a perfect location for those who love to snorkel, dive or just relax on its clear waters above white sand. You could also take part in a number of water sports deeper out in the lagoon, and bike across the island’s empty paths.
If paradise does exist, it must be on these beaches in Europe!
Barcelona is a city that oozes style!
Here are some of the best locations for Luxury Shopping in Barcelona, one of Europe’s finest shopping destination.
Passeig de Gracia
You will find the best luxury brands in the whole of Barcelona. Starting from Plaça Catalunya to Carrer Diagonal. You will find the widely recognized brands for clothes such as Channel, Versace, Maxmara, Hermès and Prada. If you are looking for jewelry Tiffany & Co, Cartier and Bagues Joieria will be waiting for you. This area is a must if you are looking for Luxury Shopping in Barcelona.
This runs along the top of Passeig de Gràcia. Here you will find a number of high-end brands such as BOSS, Roca Clarà and the famous interior design shop Habitat.
Here you will find an abundance of boutique shops selling one-of-a-kind clothes, shoes, jewelry and home-furnishing. Many different designers showcase their designs in this area, and by time more and more big names are appearing.
Carrer Major de Sarrià
This area is found high above the Eixample district of Barcelona, and is known for its beautiful greenery and high-class residential areas. As for the shopping, make sure to prepare your wallet for all the small boutiques on the side streets that sell clothing, home décor and other accessories. Most shops are owned by local designers but none the less, it is guaranteed that you will be purchasing one-of-a-kind piece in any of these local boutiques.
La Roca Village
This can be found just half an hour away from Barcelona, and should definitely not be missed out if you are up for deluxe shopping but are also looking for that good bargain. Here, one will find over 100 outlets such as Diesel, Calvin Klein, G-Star Raw and Spain’s Desigual.
This spectacular week of Fashion in Barcelona is a mix of fashion market, photo shoot contest, showrooms, seminars, fashion shows and more. The impressive number of over 30 designers are represented during the fashion shows this week. If you are not yet convinced about checking out this event, take a look at the location of the event. -> It is taking place in the magnificent Sant Pau Hospital, also known as the Modernist Rector of Sant Pau .
If you want to know more about what kind of event this is, check out our earlier blog post and get to know everything you need to know about this Fashion Event.
AUBERGINE ‘s spring and summer line 2018 is inspired by Moroccan culture , specifically the fishing village of Essaouira. The show was very classy and relaxed. PILAR DEL CAMPO ‘s show was colorful. The line is inspired by the changes that took place in the world of art between the 19th and 20th centuries. With focus on Catalan Modernism.
The shortest night of the year and the official beginning of summer is here! Sant Joan festival or “La Nit de Sant Joan”, the Spanish midsummer, is celebrated on the 23rd of June and continues to the 24th of June, which is “Saint John’s Day” and a public holiday in Catalonia and Spain.
Sant Juan is one of Barcelonas biggest parties , you can either organize your own party with friends and family or join a party in one of Barcelonas many clubs. A lot of people, around 70 000, also spends Sant Juan on one of Barcelona’s beaches, a nice way to see the bonfires and fireworks !
Food and drinks is a very important part of Sant Juan, if you want to be traditional you should go for Coca & Cava . Coca is a dessert brioche cake which you can enjoy with Cava, sparkling vine from Spain. Personally, I know I’m going for this perfect combo!
“The one who lights Sant Joan will not get burnt all year.”
This celebration is an old tradition and has a lot of elements , where fire is the most important one, which explains the fireworks and bonfires. According to traditions will “The Flame of the Canigó” or Canigó’s flame light bonfires all over Catalonia. This year it’s 50 years since ” La Flama del Canigó” first arrived in the city, which makes this year’s Sant Juan Night extra special.
“Bathe on Sant Joan and you’ll be healthy all year round”
Water is also an element of Sant Joan, according to legend and tradition a swim will cure ails, aches and pains. If you celebrate this festival on the beach, and it feels like a swim on mid-night, you will not be the only one.
“Herbs of Sant Joan keep their strength all year”
Legend says that on the night of San Juan herbs are one hundred times stronger than usual. Thyme, Rosemary and Verbena are collected and eaten during this event.
The summer is really hitting Barcelona and it’s time to look over our summer wardrobe . Which is the summer trends you need to know, we hear yellow and a wow-factor is something to strive for this summer.
1. “THE BRA TOP”
This small piece of clothing is something we’ve seen a lot of on this spring runways. And what could be more perfect for the hot weather of Barcelona than a mini top to go with a pair of high waist, thin and loose pants or a high waist skirt? And why not choose a patterned fabric, for example flowers, which is something you will see a lot of this summer. I’m definitely going to wear an outfit like this!
2. ” THE COLD SHOULDER”
The cold shoulder is back, last summer everybody was all about the shoulder-tops and dresses. This summer everybody should be all about the one shoulder tops and dresses . Another trend this summer is flounce clothing , choose a flounce one shoulder and you’re good to go!
3. ” SEE THROUGH”
This is another summer trend that we’re so happy that’s here on the hottest summer days . A see through dress is a perfect cover up after a day at the beach or why not outfit during a night out on town. Choose a piece of clothing with embroidered flowers and you have two big summer trends in one.
4. “NOT TOO HIGH HEELS”
This summer the heels are getting lower and we see a lot of “oldies” coming back, like platforms, kitten heels and socks in sandals. Personally I’m quite happy about this! Even though I like the really high heals it’s safe to say these ones are much more practical and comfortable! AND their really good looking too!
5. “ALL ABOUT YELLOW”
Lastly, this summer yellow is making a comeback . We have seen this bright color on many fashion shows this spring, and honestly, what a better color to match your tanned skin and the hot weather.