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THE POSTOJNA CAVE By Simone ZEFFIRO Pay no attention to the name and focus on nature’s beauty and mystery. You may not have heard of it but this site has been open for almost 200 years and has been visited by more than 34 million visitors including famous noblemen. When you arrive at Postojna Cave, the largest in Slovenia; you will feel so small and fascinated that you might not even notice the low temperature and high humidity. Because it is protected pictures are not allowed, but Simone Zeffiro, our wonderful correspondent photographer, got a special authorization. The creation of the cave The formation of the cave dates back approximately 4 million years. It has 21 kilometers of galleries divided in three well-separated levels, originally occupied by the Pivka River. Today the river abandoned the upper two levels, which allowed the formation of stalactites, stalagmites and other different concretions and mineralization. To understand the magic of this place, keep in mind that the formation of stalactite is extremely slow (about 1mm every ten years). Visiting the cave Previously, people have visited the cave by walking, but today there is an electric train with a track of 3.7 kilometers (2.29 miles) that takes you deep into the underground world. The tour is an hour and a half and you will see five of the twenty-one kilometers of galleries. The shapes and sizes of the rocks will amaze you. The cave also is the house of the oldest underground post office in the world. Not only can you buy stamps and postcard, you can also mail them from there. How unique is this? Postojna is not only a treasure of archeology; it also welcomes 80 of the 130 cave species. It is one of the richest caves in the world and the studies led to a new science called Biospeleogy. Also inside the cave is a side tunnel and an underground lab. Keep your eyes open and you might see some rare insects. The Castle of Predjama Don’t miss the Predjama Castle located 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) away from the entrance of the cave. It looks like it is right out of a Sci Fi movie. Hidden in the mountain; this medieval castle has been renovated. Visitors will feel like they have time traveled to the middle ages. A unique feature: the inside of the castle is modeled by the large cave behind. The tip corner - DO NOT TOUCH the stalactites or you will stop the growth. Respect nature and keep your hand in your pockets. - Bring a jacket to the cave because it will be cold, those who don’t want to get their hair wet should bring a hat as well - Visiting the cave is not recommended for people afraid of the dark and if you are afraid of enclosed space the cave might be good for you because it is big. - A visit to the cave under the castle has to be done in the summer because in the winter it is the home of the bats! - In July, there is a knight tournament at the castle. Over 400 guests come from all over the world to see the knights’ fights, medieval markets, games, comedians and many other activities. - The cave was originally under the sea! Advertisers! You Should be On this page contact us for pricesAdvertisers! You Should be On this page contact us for prices
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This month, Modelixir decided to present a position that will fulfill all the organized and achievements seeker readers: Publicity Manager in the beauty industry. Christina Loglisci with ARTISTS by Timothy Priano accepted to tell us all about her and her role in the agency. Christina Loglisci is all over the place, it is New York Fashion Week (NYFW) which is the most stressful time of the year. She has so much to do! Plan all the details of the shows, look for sponsors, send product and gift bag requests, obtain backstage photos, get VIP tickets, update artists call time changes, and she says: «the list goes on.» However she welcomes us with a big smile and seems totally in control of her overwhelming workload. After graduating college with a marketing degree, Christina started to work for Valentino and Donna Karan in their licensing division. She then joined ARTISTS by Timothy Priano and has been working there for 5 1/2 years. She has helped her artists develop strong relationships with clients such as Redken, Aveeno, and Instyle Magazine to name a few. She attributes her success to her family «My Father is an engineer and works pretty much 24/7 and my Mother was recently diagnosed with cancer and never missed a day of work. They have always showed me what great work ethic meant and dedication; I carry that with me every day». Christina’s responsibilities are multiple and keep her busy! Everyday she manages her artists contracts (scheduling, events, video shoots.) and communication with brands regarding credits given by her artists in the press, celebrity gifting for editorial etc.. She also does a ton of outreach to new clients, PR agencies and teams. (For those who don’t know, PR stands for Public Relations). She also never procrastinates «Clients do appreciate that I always get back to them so quickly… that means a lot to people in the industry as everyone always needs answers ASAP». Her best professional achievement was the contract signed between CHANEL and her manicurists Gina Viviano. For her, there is no greater moment than when an artist is signed by a client she has been wooing for months or when an artist that started as an assistant blossoms into a successful artist. Her advice for people seeking representation is simple, «don’t be afraid to follow your dreams, just be prepared that it takes time». She emphasizes the need to test with photographers to build a book as well as the importance of learning on the job by assisting other artists. Although Christina’s schedule is pretty full she still finds time to devote to her other passion which is traveling. She launched her travel channel on Youtube “World Travels with Ant and Tina” and wants to create a blog that links in travel, beauty, fashion and best eats in NYC. She never stops! We asked her what her long term plans were and her answer was unique! «My goal is to run a beauty division for a mass brand. I would love to manage a team from all aspects: social media, PR, Marketing, packaging, production, product launches, research and development, etc. I would love to have my hands in all of it and manage a strong determined team. Plan B- Move to Europe; open a café or a Bed and Breakfast. That is right is my alley, a dream come true and it would allow me to follow my passion for travel.» Wherever you go and whatever you do, Modelixir wishes you success, and above all, happiness! Thank you for your time Christina. Interview Of A ... Portraiture Photographer Jonathan Hutchings Jonathan Hutchings is Modelixir’s guest photographer and we will be presenting some of his unique portraiture! Like many photographers Jonathan also deals with different styles and is actually a professional and recognized commercial photographer. With 17 years in the field and major companies on his client list, one could picture him quite austere. However, Jonathan describes his work as fun and exciting. Don’t miss his vision on the industry and photography. 1. How and when did you become interested in photography? Describe your photography experience/education. My interest for photography started when I was 17 in high school. It was actually my brother that peaked my interest, as he was the original member of our family that had gotten into shooting. I had some formal education in photography, but it wasn’t until I started assisting in the commercial field that I really learned about the craft and business of photography. 2. What kind of camera do you use? I primarily use the Canon System. 3. Besides your camera, what equipment/tools do you use most in your work? I am mainly a studio fashion shooter, so the Elinchrom strobe system is my lighting of choice. And of course post production software, the Adobe system. 4. Describe your overall photography aesthetic or style. Editorial fashion and very personal and ‘character’ style portraiture. 5. What inspires your work (e.g., other photographers, nature, fashion, etc.) Being in the visual field, of course other photographers and their work is always a source of inspiration. But truthfully, anything that catches my attention and causes me to stop and think is inspirational. 6. What is your most striking memory as a photographer? Having to travel to photograph a prominent state politician’s portrait for a client and finding out that he was arrested for trafficking drugs, so of course the shoot was cancelled! 7. What is your favorite form of photography and why? What are some of your favorite subjects? Fashion will always be my favorite form of shooting; it combines all the elements of commercial advertising with the twists and subjective nature of fine art and personal vision. Favorite subjects? Creative and talented models! 8. In your opinion, what makes a good photo? Putting aside all of the elements of composition, lighting, interesting subject matter, etc, a good image needs soul. That sense of mysterious depth that can’t necessarily be explained, rather it is felt. 9. Which qualities do you look for in a model? Are you hands-on or do you prefer to stay behind the camera more? I always prefer a model that has their own vision for a shoot, deep thinking and creative, uninhibited and able to step far outside of themselves, willing to not take themselves too seriously but still go deep inside for true emotions. I do give direction, but in quick, single word commands, then I like the model to take that and run with it. I love it when I have to keep up with a model that is bursting with energy and a story to tell with her talent and emotions, rather than give constant direction, nothing will kill a shoot faster than a photographer trying to tell a model how to be a model. 10. What advice would you give to an aspiring photographer? Work at it, HARD! If you’re serious about it, then take it seriously. It isn’t about having a high-resolution camera and lightroom. Commercial and fashion photography is a craft, it deserves the respect of learning and perfecting it, and then telling your own story with it. Be inspired by it, let it speak to you, it has a lot to say. 11. What are the most common photography mistakes, and what’s your advice on how to avoid them? Bad lighting. Learn to see light; it’s a beautiful tool if you use it correctly. 12. What are your views in photo editing? Describe your process. I started in commercial photography in 1994; digital was only a
conversation of what was to come. I assisted with a commercial shooter who took the chance to invest in the latest technology and offer high end retouched images. Photoshop was at 3.0 at the time, so the software we used was an obscure brand made by a company that is now long gone. But the results were pretty amazing. So I believe 100% in editing, especially in the commercial, advertising and fashion fields. If you have the ability to use something to get as close to perfection as possible, then why not use it. If used properly it can be a powerful tool, if used improperly, well, then you have HDRs. 13. Which historical event would you have liked to shoot? Thomas Jefferson writing the Declaration of Independence. 14. How do you think the Internet has affected the photography industry? (i.e., online stores, industry-specific websites, forums, etc.) That is a double-edged sword. I think it has been a very positive aspect for the benefit of commercial photographers, especially in the areas of protecting our copyrights and spreading the word on the real value of quality commercial imagery. Also, I remember when I started out as an assistant, how reclusive and secretive photographers used to be. Now it is a close knit community, even world wide, and inspiration flows from all corners of the globe, doors are wide open now, I think that is a wonderful thing. However, it has also started many people down the road of “if I can duplicate that, then I’m a professional too!” I know it’s an old record that keeps getting played over and over again, but if this industry were truly taken seriously for the artistic and technical craft that it really is, there would be far fewer people who call themselves professional photographers 15. Which photographers do you look up to and why? For me, the people I see as celebrities aren’t actors or musicians or athletes. My celebrities are the photographers who are printed and published regularly, who are making a huge success out of this industry, and making a difference with it as well, who are producing amazing work over and over again that keeps my jaw dropping open. So those are the photographers I look up too. Photographers like Art Streiber, Mark Seliger, Dan Winters, Tony Duran, Melissa Rodwell, Raymond Meier, Yanick Dery, Melvin Sokolsky, Kareem Black, Basilio Silva, Greg Lotus, Norman Jean Roy, Craig McDean…shall I go on.
Amazing Nicole Patterson Sparkle Pirate Halloween is here again and I can’t contain my excitement! For a MUAH (makeup artist and hair stylist) like me this is our favorite holiday. We are allowed to express our weird and wild creativity without people thinking we are too strange. From zombies to scary clowns to fairy princesses... the possibilities are endless! Last October we discovered the art of the undead with a gory zombie bride. But you don’t always have to be scary. You can be a bad ass AND wear glitter and rhinestones at the same time! Here is our unforgettable Sparkle Pirate! Begin your makeup like always with your primer, foundation and favorite blush or bronzer. Then move on to the fun part! Make sure you have your rhinestones, silver glitter, favorite fake eyelashes and eyelash glue. Step 1: Apply a pot gel black eyeliner (a silicone based eyeliner gel that comes in a small jar) all over the lid of the upper eye up to the crease (or higher if you want to be more dramatic), the underneath waterline and under the lower lashes. My favorite is Joe Blasco Ultamatte. Apply it with a short angle brush. Use a cosmetic sponge to blend the edges. Step 2: Apply black sparkly eye shadow over top the liner. Step 3: Apply your glitter on top of the shadow. To make the glitter stick you can use a light layer of eyelash glue over the lid, then apply the glitter and use a translucent powder over top to prevent your eyelids from being glued open. Haha! They also make body glitter gel. This is also a good option and a bit easier. Step 4: Fake lashes and mascara. Step 5: Finish the eyes with a very important and often forgotten part...your brows. For this look you want them to be dramatic so I like to use the same gel liner that you used on your lids. Put it on using a very thin angle brush and sweep into an arch. You can work with this a bit to make different looks. Do you want to be a mean pirate? Do a dramatic and pointed arch. For a pretty pirate keep the arch softer. Now that you are finished with the eyes apply the rhinestones all around the side and underneath one eye using a little dab of eyelash glue to make it stick. For your eye patch you can purchase one or make. The creative wardrobe stylist, Wicked Threads, made this one from a $3 patch from Party City and her fabulous stash of Swarovski crystals. Tip: Don’t put a fake eyelash on the eye you will be wearing the patch. It will only get in the way. Step 6: Use your favorite bold red lipstick with some gloss. This color is MAC RED and it is HOT! This great look is not complete without a fun hairdo! Using a heavy gel (I used Crew Fiber for our pirate) twist the hair into makeshift dreadlocks. Add the beads to make it more authentic. To make these yourself just buy some beads, paint them black, roll them in latex and dip them in red and silver glitter. Tie the beads onto some heavy string and attach them to your dreads using a bobby pin. You don’t have to worry how the pins look because you will cover it with your sexy pirate hat! Go ahead and use as many rhinestone accessories as you can find! Don’t worry about overdoing it because this is the one day you can shine like a disco ball and people will think you’re FABULOUS instead of FREAKY. Happy Halloween!! NICOLE Advertisers! You Should be On this page contact us for pricesAdvertisers! You Should be On this page contact us for prices
ARE YOU REALLY over your EX? 1. Since the breakup: A You do not have any news B You keep in touch C You still secretly enter his mailbox 2. When you remember your story, you feel: A Relieved it is over B Blue C Sad 3. At a party, you see a mutual friend: A You chat with him and catch up, it is sad you lost contact for so long B You remember the good old times and the great laughs you shared C Quickly the conversation turns to your ex, you want to know everything! 4. Facebook is suggesting your ex as a friend: A No way, I am good right now! B You hesitate a while, you are not sure of the consequences of this decision C You poke him 5. The love letters he gave you: A Were burned a long time ago B Are safely kept in a shoe box at the bottom of your closet C Are in your nightstand, you like to read them before going to bed 6. You have been informed that your ex is getting married: A Good for him/her B You feel weird, back in the day you thought you would be the one at the altar C Your eyes start tearing 7. The decision to end the Relationship was: A Your choice B Mutual C His/her decision 8. Since the breakup: A You met someone else, you are happy B You are very cautious with who you date and have a hard time committing C You have been single 9. You wonder if he/she thinks about you: A Never B Sometimes C Every day 10. If you randomly came across your ex, this would be: A A nightmare B Depends on the context C A dreamby Claire Nicolas ARE YOU REALLY OVER YOUR EX ? Your score is You have a maximum of A It is an old story For you, this relationship belongs to the past. You decided to move on and have accepted the failure. You started a new story in peace or you feel ready to love again. The easiness you have either shows a lot of maturity or simply shows that you were never really in love with your ex. You have a maximum of B You keep the memories: good and bad This love story is one of the most important you have had. No matter what led to the separation, you are open to meeting someone new. Maybe you already met someone else and you are happy. However, when you hear his name or voice, you heart melts like the first day. It is an internal struggle between your heart and the reasons you had for breaking up that you deal with daily. Make the right decision ! You have a maximum of C You have not turned the page You have not been able to move on, you are stuck in the past or should we say in the happy moments you shared. A breakup is never easy but you have to get out of the vicious circle. If she/he left you then it is their choice and you have to look for the one that will love you and appreciate you. If you were the one to breakup and regret it, remember the reasons that led you there. Was it really a mistake?Back to School with Modelixir! «Like» us on Facebook and you can WIN! www.facebook.com/Modelixir An IPAD raffled when we reach 5000 Fan And the Winners for this month’s Modelixir magazine’s «Halloween and fantasy characters» themed photo Contest are: Photographer : Blast ‘Em Photography Make up : Crystal Cadahia Hair:The Vagabond Bombshell Model: Krizia Lopez Photographer : Dave Nix Photography Makeup : Faye Millage Hair : Chelsey Ihm Models : Sara Woerpel, Todd Alley and Shauna T Photographer: Scott Dietz at 412foto.com Model: Alexis Eichelsbacher MUA: Alexis Eichelsbacher
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LONDON FASHION WEEK By Nigel PACQUETTE NIGEL’S DIARY OF THE LONDON FASHION WEEK This is my first time going to a Fashion Week, let alone the bi-annual show in London! The day before the event I collected my pass, met the other photographers at the lounge and am ready for the runways. Canon, in addition to Vodaphone, is one of the sponsors, but this time with a serious benefit. They do (Canon) camera repairs and camera and lens trials. Oh goody! I think I’ll cross over to the dark side and get to grip with some serious hardware». DAY 1 Jean-Pierre Braganza Day one – Friday You know how big events go, you get the invite at the last minute which meant I already had other commitments. I could only make it to the 5pm show and I arrived at 4:40 pm. I don’t particularly like asking for directions, so when I saw a queue of people that leading into the venue, I tag myself onto the end. As about five minutes pass, I notice that the people in front of me have these A5 sized invites. Hmm... Maybe they’re optional I think? I look around a bit more and pretty much everyone has tickets in hand. Not good, I don’t have a ticket. Saying it’s better to ask now than be turned away ignominiously at the entrance, I ask one of the guards can I get in with my pass? He says no. Okay, let’s head back to the photographers lounge. In the room I see that there is a doorway that says ‘photographer access only’ and I can see that this is where my comrades have assembled, at what appears to be the end of the runway. Eureka! Day 2 - Saturday I arrive at 8:00 to have time to see what Canon will have in store for me. I opt for a 5D Mark III and a 70mm-200mm and the first show I get to try it out on is by DAKS. Strange enough they were only one of a few designers that had their name up during the show so I wanted to catch it when I could. At Somerset House there was another site for shows but instead of it being a catwalk, the models got up close and walked between the rows of the audience (Huishan Zhang). Jasper Conran did something a little different for the back wall of their show. Rather than having their name up they had some extra 70’s themed lights on the wall which I felt provided a nice backdrop for the models. Canon was a sponsor of the event. They had a press bus with their livery emblazoned upon the side and they provided equipment hire. It’s the latter I wish to talk about. I currently shoot with a Nikon D90 and for the majority of the time, with an 18-200mm lens; however the service Canon provided was very valuable. With a copy of my accreditation, photo ID and credit card, I was able to borrow both bodies and lenses for the day, at no charge. The majority of my shoots were taken on 5D Mark III body and with lenses including the 10-15mm fisheye, 70mm-200mm 2.8, 70-300mm 4.5, and the mega 300mm 2.8 (a lens that cost £5499.00). Not having used a Canon before, the staff and some of the photographers I met (in particular Doug Rimington) were most helpful in getting settings I wanted. Day 3 - Sunday Not as successful for shows as other days. My train was delayed by an incident further down the line so I was held up for 30 minutes. I therefore decided to get a McDonalds breakfast and head to Mulburry. It was quite light on celebs so I just found the press bus to take me to the next show. Information that came to light at that point suggestedDAY 2 Jasper Conran that we’d need an invite for that show too. All in all, this was the least productive day shoot-wise as the majority of the shows required invites above and beyond the accreditation for LFW. However, from an aesthetic perspective, I did shoot Marios Schwab Spring Summer Collection which (in my humble opinion) was one of the best shows of the week (especially because I believe I got some good shots, and that has a lot to do with it, lol). Day 4 & 5 – Monday and Tuesday Out of the whole 5 days, I would say that the Monday was the best. I used the Canon press bus to get to the shows that were not held at Somerset House. At the Top Shop Space there really wasn’t enough space for all of the photographers and the first time I was there I had to stand in one of the aisles some 20 feet away! However, when life gives you lemons, you make lemonade and I switched to my Nikon, got the lens to 18mm and as a result took one of my favourite shots during Erdem’s presentation. I should mention that during this show they had a power failure but all credit due to the models, they didn’t skip a beat and kept going until power, lights and music was back up and running about 30 seconds later. That day I think I just hit my groove and was on fire because the shots of David Koma’s show did them justice and I’m really pleased with them! On the last day unfortunately, my 5D had to be returned by 1pm as they were packing up. It’s not too much a big deal as I think I had demonstrated with my Nikon that it’s not the camera, it’s the user. You don’t taste a good meal and then say to the chef that you’d like to buy the same cooker as them – get my meaning? Lasting impression It was an enjoyable and enlightening experience over which I hope to keep in touch with the contacts I have made and spur me to continue to improve. The only major disappointment I had is that I didn’t enter the competition that was running for the best picture of the week and while I’m not saying I would have won it, you do miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. Come the next show I’ll be that little bit smarter and will be aware of things like ‘mark-up’ where photographers access the photography press space days in advance and literally mark-up the floor space with their name and the name of their publication. Not being aware of this, it wasn’t until the very last show when a couple of photographers may have left early, I got to sit in the very front. The competition for space and a good position for the shot is such that photographers often bring ladders with them - this so while a photographer may be in front of them, they will climb a couple of steps so they can shoot over the photographers head. A great five days. DAY 2 Jasper Conran DAY 2 Jasper ConranDAY 2 Huishan Zhang salon show
DAY 2 Daks DAY 3 Marios Schwab DAY 3 Marios Schwab DAY 3 Marios Schwab DAY 3 Marios Schwab DAY 4 Antonio Berardi DAY 4 Antonio Berardi
DAY 4 Antonio Berardi DAY 4 David Koma DAY 4 David Koma DAY 4 David Koma DAY 4 David Koma DAY 4 Erdem DAY 4 Erdem
DAY 4 Erdem DAY 4 Louise Gray DAY 4 Louise Gray DAY 4 Michael Van Der HamDAY 4 Peter Pilotto DAY 5 AshishDAY 5 Ashish
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5 Signs it is time to change YOUR CAREER We all have bad days at work and not everyday can be like a fairy tale, but look for these signs that may suggest it is time for you to move on. Plan your departure ahead of time to make sure your decision is well thought out. You do not want to blow up one day and end up without a back up! You don’t want to wake up in the morning This is one of the first sign of loss of interest in your job is the lack of motivation. If every morning you are struggling to get out of bed and you find yourself dragging your feet all morning, it means that you are not looking forward to your day. This job is not fulfilling, assess what you need to be happy in the workplace. You need help to relax If you have issues falling asleep and constantly need a sleeping aid (or a drink), this is a sign of anxiety. Without proper rest there is no doubt that the day will be difficult and you won’t be efficient at work. Figure out what is causing the stress; if you can’t address it with your employer then look for other opportunities in the market place. Your appetite has changed We all experience fluctuation in appetite and it is ok but if it lasts in time; there is a problem. Some of us compensate by eating more while others simply loose appetite. Dealing with overweight is as harmful as anorexia and it might take month to fight the disorders. If you believe your job is what is causing the trouble, plan your exit strategy. You are moody, feel depressed You used to be such a happy camper, now everything bothers you. Your colleagues don’t talk to you because they fear your reaction. You and your significant other argue more lately. You have interpersonal issues with everyone and everything or you simply are withdrawing yourself from social life. Take the necessary steps to find balance and happiness. You are not working as much When you first started, you were a very efficient employee, always multitasking, planning ahead, and getting things out of your way. There was nothing you could not do; you would even stay overtime. Today, you belong to the procrastinator category and you refuse to do anything out of your job description. You obviously have lost the love of what you do, time to reset! There is a famous saying: “Do what you love and you will never work a day of your life”. Truth is, very few of us have the chance to live like that and let’s be honest, the only thing that might keep us where we are is money. There is a moment in life where we all assess what we had pictured for our lives and the reality of what it is. We have two options: either give up or keep chasing your dreams. What will you do? Potiche We Are Only As Good As Our Beliefs (Crystal Kolber) There was a political conversation that I found myself engaged in regarding the up and coming presidential election. When my opinion was asked, my matter-of-fact response was, “To me the current backlash against women and our reproductive rights is unacceptable. I will not vote for anyone who does support my right to control my own fertility and I will also not vote for anyone who doesn’t support gay rights.” In my book, my fertility and gay rights are non-negotiable topics. I recently had a conversation with two intelligent, honest, and kind-hearted friends concerning the “issue” of gay rights. I became bothered by my friends’ complacent attitudes towards a struggle that does not necessarily concern them, meaning: both friends just so happened to be straight. “Gay rights are just not that important to me. If they get equal rights, then I am happy for them; if they don’t, then it really doesn’t make a difference to me. Either way I don’t care,” friend number one expressed. Friend number two stated, “Gay rights are not an important issue for me. I am more concerned about the economy than I am about gay rights.” My rebuttal to both was, “A country that calls itself democratic but does not treat its citizens with equality is living under a cloak of democracy. Not allowing homosexual people equal rights is a situation comparable to when African-American people were denied basic civil rights based upon the color of their skin. This is a custom that is completely wrong and holds no basis in a modern society. Basically what you are proclaimingis that slavery was not a big deal?” We have enslaved people because of their sexual orientation when the fact remains that there have been many great homosexual contributors to our civilization: Leonardo ad Vinci, Anderson Cooper, Michelangelo, Elton John, Tchaikovsky, Ellen Degeneres, Virginia Woolf, and Freddie Mercury. Sexual orientation is an irrelevant factor just like skin color. There will come a time when our ignorant mismanagement of a gay person’s individual freedom will be seen as an ugly scar on our history. But that wound will not begin to heal until the support from people who do not directly identify with the homosexual struggle is shown. A complacent predisposition towards something that is morally wrong is not the path that any intelligent, honest, and kind-hearted person should take. A society is only as good and worthy as its’ beliefs and tolerance. Floating island Today our pastry chef will guide you step by step on how to make a very artistic and delicious dessert: île flottante (translated floating island and you will see why)! Vanilla Cream Recipe Ingredients for 3 2cups of milk 6 egg yolks 2/3 cup of sugar 1 vanilla pod Boil the milk, remove from stove and leave the vanilla pod to brew for 30 minutes Whisk up the egg whites with the sugar Pour it in the milk and heat the preparation up to 185 degrees Fahrenheit Let cool Preparation for the Islands 9 to 12 large eggs ¼ cup of sugar 1 tablespoon of orange flower water Whisk up the egg whites with the sugar Split the white eggs in small glass ramekins (or containers) Warm up in an 850 microwave for 2 minutes Remove preparation from ramekin and let cool Presentation Put the islands in a cup Pour the vanilla cream on top Serve with butter biscuits Bon appétit!Great French recipes from our guest Cook David Petit TRIM YOUR WAIST Stand up with legs parted slightly more than shoulders width. Externally rotate your right foot, making sure your heel is aligned with your left foot’s arch. Open your arms horizontally. Shift your hips to the left and your rib cage to the right, Lower yourself down as far as you can, you can place. your hand on the floor or on your knee for stability. Look up at your hand to stretch your sides. Do small up and down movements to strengthen the muscle. Pull back up to your starting position and repeat on the opposite side. Beginners: 10 each side Intermediate: 15 each side Advances: 20 each side To get more of a stretch, simply hold the position down for 30 seconds to a minute. FITNESS
Operation SHOWERS OF APPRECIATION The Few. The Proud. The Expecting. Military families are often required to move around the country and the world. Although spouses are happy to follow their other half, they often miss their family and close friends particularly when they are expecting a baby. Operation Showers of Appreciation was created in 2006 to give emotional and material support to expectant military moms. In 2005, Kimberly Felshaw, who was pregnant and married to a United States Marine on active duty, was invited to a baby shower organized by the South Shores Church. Thanks to this initiative, the Felshaw’s were assisted with everything they needed for the arrival and care for their first child Allysa. Unfortunately, Allysa was born prematurely with a terminal disease called Trisomy 13. She lived three weeks but without the support of the South Shores Church, Kimberly and her husband would have had no one to turn. The church members’ unconditional kindness and generosity inspired Kimberly to begin the not for profit charity called “Operation Showers of Appreciation”. Since then Kimberly and her team have been assisting over 5000 military families by showering them with gifts for their newborn babies. How does it work? Large scale baby showers are held in multiple states across the country. Originally located in Oceanside, California, the nonprofit expanded its action to other bases such as the Marine Corp Mountain Warfare Training Center in Bridgeport or the Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada. In 2012, Operation Showers of Appreciation held its first East Coast shower in North Carolina assisting families stationed on or near Fort Bragg. It was such a success that showers were added in Colorado, Arizona, California, Hawaii and Nevada in 2012. The nonprofit’s mission is to honor the military families for their sacrifices and dedication. The birth of a child is celebrated but it is also a way to build a support system if difficulties arise. The organization is volunteer and donation based; all profits are used for the baby showers. You can help by becoming a volunteer, send shower gift items (they can be homemade) or make donations. OSOA also has two fundraising programs: - a recycling program where ink cartridge, cell phones, gps devices, mp3 players, ipods and cameras are collected and recycled - special partnership with restaurants (check the dates by visiting the website) where part of the sales will go to the nonprofit For more details, go to www.OSOAmil.org Advertisers! You Should be On this page contact us for pricesAdvertisers! You Should be On this page contact us for prices Horoscope (October 15th – November 15th) For this issue, along with the influence of astronomical phenomena and events, we will also point to our opposite and complementary sign so we can look at them as a mirror and guide for every situation we experience. Enjoy. Aries During this period you may experience difficult astrological influences, however; if shared, they will be easier to tolerate. Look for support, getting closer to with those around you will be positive for you. Your opposite and complementary sign is Libra. Taurus Saturn will be holding you up throughout this period. It will be opposing your sign and slowing everything related to finances. Cheer up! Work on publicity and do your best to show your work and talents. If you have children, pay special attention to them during this period. Your opposite and complementary sign is Scorpio. Gemini Opportunities to grow professionally will be available to you. Jupiter favors you at his time, be aware of your actions and work on materializing what you truly want. Mars tells you to be cautious when doing business with family or neighbors. Be wise with your words to avoid controversies. Your opposite and complementary sign is Sagittarius. Cancer These are times during which your income may be affected by foreign reasons. Be patient and keep calm, your wisdom and experience will get you out victorious of this momentary stage. The moon and its ups and downs will influence your emotions. Relax and do your best to flow with it, everything is transient. Your opposite and complementary sign is Capricorn. Leo You may experience great challenges or obstacles in regards to your financial aspirations. You may also face crisis in love and lack of desire to establish goals on physical levels. Caution, remember to be strategic and to work on your flexibility as if you were hydrating your system. You will come out triumphant and renewed! Your opposite and complementary sign is Aquarius. Virgo Money and work continues to get most of your attention and energy throughout this period. You may have to travel, make new decisions and meditate about your life. You may have to make adjustments here and there to have a more positive and comfortable relationship with your environment. On the other hand, work on creating a new love relationship if you are single. Your opposite and complementary sign is Pisces. Libra Starting this period, Saturn will free you from an emotional weight and adversity. This is a period of motivation, reactivation and getting results. Be optimistic! The whole world is out there for you to make the best of it. Your opposite and complementary sign is Aries. Scorpio Do your best to avoid routines in your life. Organize as much as you can in relation to your physical world along with your thoughts and actions. Be more flexible and everything will flow smoothly and effortless. Is it difficult? No. Remember that everything is not black or white; there are various shades of colors and we have more options than we think. Your opposite and complementary sign is Taurus. Sagittarius Jupiter opposing Mars leads you to a period of confrontation, tension and reflection. New activities, sudden travels, love dates, anger and joys will keep you active. Be conscious about all of it and do your best to focus on the solutions while looking beyond to the greater picture. Enjoy the process. Your opposite and complementary sign is Gemini. Capricorn Throughout this period of your life, keep away all pessimistic thoughts and feelings. Concentrate and organize all your resources while avoiding creating new enemies. It is a priority to look for positive alliances. This way, the road to success may be slow but it is certain. Surround yourself with those who share your goals and enthusiasm. Your opposite and complementary sign is Cancer. Aquarius These are times in which you may experience expansion in your area of work. The internet and technologies will open new doors for you. Share your ideas and projects with those that may help you to take the leap you really need. Take care of your circulation; exercise! Your opposite and complementary sign is Leo. Pisces You may experience challenges at work that will make you start using your intuition to get out of difficult circumstances. Explore your creativity. A new opportunity to study or work will help you rediscover your way. Your opposite and complementary sign is Virgo.
Modelixir International As always we take the time to thank all the contributors to this edition. It is great to have your support and be able to help you grow in what you love doing. Special thank you to: - Thomas Song and Enzo Salon for their beautiful cover pictures. Don’t miss their websites: www.songphotographydesign.com and www.salonenzo.com - Simone Zeffiro and his wonderful article about the Postojna Cave. We are really happy to have you on our boat. Want to see more? www.simonezeffiro.com - Christina Loglisci, publicity and talent manager from ARTISTS by Timothy Priano for her professionalism, kindness and the time she spent with us. - Jonathan Hutching and his hilarious yet true portraiture. Your originality completes perfectly the perfection of your techniques. www.djonathanhutchings.com - Nicole Patterson for the awesome Halloween theme makeup article. Her creativity and energy are endless. ww.nicolepattersonhairandmakeup.com - Claire Nicolas and her illustrations of the quiz and the Potiche column. Always on point and on time! - Albert Heisler, who was selected after an open submission, for the editorial called “Fashion doll”. Hopefully there will be more to come: www.albert-heisler.com - Martina Passa who is living the busy New York life but takes some time to share her womens fashion collage with us. - Nigel Pacquette, the most recent addition to the team, for being such a smiling and positive representative of Modelixir in England. The LFW diary and images are unique. www.nigelpacquette.com - Crystal Kolber, columnist of the Potiche column, who knows how to approach even the most sensitive issues. Thank you for speaking up. - Our pastry chef, David Petit, who shares the secrets of delicious desserts. - Operation Showers of Appreciation for bringing some kindness to the live of military wives. Next month’s theme is ‘‘Fall’’ submit your best images to email@example.com and you might be published!