How To Camera Tricks (Time Lapse): "Hey everybody, I'm Najum and I'm here to show you a really cool camera trick today. Now have you ever seen a movie where they have a really cool time-lapse sequence where someone is moving about in a room to show passage of time but the camera never cuts. Well today I'm here to show you exactly how to do that. So in order to do this really cool shot, you're going to need a couple of things. You're going to need a camera, a tripod or anything that you can put the camera on that's going to be stable and not shake or move and you're going to need a solid background. Now this could be, it could be outside of your house, anywhere but the key for the background is that it cannot move. If it changes in any way, its going to throw the shot off and its not going to look great. Alright. So lets get started. First things first. Go on ahead and set your camera up. You want to make sure its on a stable surface if you don't have a tripod. So now that your camera is all set up, go on ahead and get in your first position. Go on ahead and stay in that position for about a good 10 to 15 seconds. After that go ahead and change to a different position and so forth until you have completed your time lapse. Alright now that you done filming, its time to get down to some editing. Now what you want to do is take your clip and go on ahead and cut out all the parts where you actually physically changing position. With those clips out of there, all that you're left is you and all your different positions. Now what you want to do is add a small cross fade in between all of them and what should be happening is your background will stay the same and only you will fade in and out into different positions. And there you have it. You got your very own time lapse. Get out there and try some more tricks and stay tuned for some more how to videos."
How To Wear Your Pour La Victoire Shoes With Any Outfit: “Hi! I'm David Giordano with Pour La Victoire and I'm here today to discuss the collaboration we do with Zappos. We set out to redefine the bridal, special occasion and evening shoe market and along the way, we found something special. We found out that women want to wear these shoes all the time and today, I'm here to show you how to do that. Here with me today we have Hannah wearing style Freya and you can see how her laid back style is kicked up a notch with all jewel-encrusted glam rock pump. She looks fantastic. And here we have Hannah wearing a white classic button up shirt, black bubble skirt and you can really see what the Freya does here. It's really the focal point of the outfit. Perfect for any art gallery opening or if you just want to be the most stylish woman at the PTA meeting. And I think it's obvious to see, even with a spectacular dress, the shoes can still be the focal point of the outfit. I think you can see here that it can appeal to any fashionista. She looks fantastic. Here's a casual outfit that is chic, easy, comfortable and what we're going to show you is that these shoes are not just for the evening, they look great for this look as well. I think one of the most important trends right now for women is tights. So here we see style Diva with a black tight and I'm speechless.”
Get maximum mileage out of your spring dresses by wearing them for every occasion. Dressing up a spring dress is easy with the right accessories and styling tips. Reach for color and texture to add new life to your spring dress wardrobe. This will add versatility and allow you to use dresses you already own for a myriad of occasions on your spring calendar.
Add a bright clutch. An instant way to add the wow factor to a spring dress is to pick up one of the bold hues in the dress with a bright clutch. If you're wearing a print dress, choose one of the brighter colors to match your clutch. If you're wearing a solid dress, stick with a color in the same family. For example, a bright pink dress will look dressed up with a bubblegum pink clutch.
Implement light, feminine textures. Satin, tulle and silk are lightweight fabrics that will add texture to your outfit and make it appear dressier. Colors like silver, pewter, and softer shades of gold create an instant glam look that can work with many colors in your wardrobe. These textures can be added via a belt, shoes or a woven necklace.
Don a belt. If you're dealing with the baggy, sack-shaped dresses from a few seasons ago, breathe new life into them by belting the dress at the waist. This creates a feminine silhouette with a cinched waist. Choose either a thick or thin belt, as long as the belt sits at your true waist.
Reach for a statement necklace. If you have a plain cotton dress, amp it up with a rhinestones, jewels or fabric woven necklace for a shot of glamor in a jiffy. Be sure the necklace doesn't interfere with the neckline of the dress. The necklace should sit above or below the neckline.
Add fun shoes. Just as a clutch can pick up the bold colors in your spring dress, you can do the same with shoes. Shoes that boast color blocking, feathers, or jewels add a whimsical touch to any spring dress and elevate the style quotient instantly.
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Although it does require gentle care, silk is not as fragile as you may think. Before you let your silk blouse soak up your body oils and fragrances that can damage the fabric, learn to wash it the right way to preserve its beauty and protect the natural fibers. Hand washing is the way to go.
Fill a basin with water that feels warm to the touch. Think a little cooler than long, luxurious baths here, and aim for water temperatures that are pleasant to the skin.
Add a few drops of mild detergent or baby shampoo and swish to create soapy bubbles. Place the blouse in the water and agitate gently with your hands. Gently rub any soiled areas between your hands to remove stains.
Allow the blouse to soak for 5 to 10 minutes. Agitate again to loosen dirt and residue in the fabric. Drain away water and refill the basin with warm water. Swish to rinse away soap residue. Add a few drops of hair conditioner to create a soft, silky feel to your blouse.
Remove the blouse from the basin and squeeze gently to remove excess water. Place the blouse on an absorbent towel. Roll the blouse inside the towel, pressing gently with your hands to remove remaining water.
Hang the blouse in a well-ventilated area to dry. Avoid direct sunlight or other sources of direct heat.
Mild detergent/baby shampoo
Breaking your boots in properly is the key to happy feet on your next hike. When your feet hurt, it's hard to enjoy any aspect of the outdoors. With a little time investment, you can be certain that your boots are going to fit well and remain comfortable.
Wear your new boots around the house for a short time to break them in. Keep them on for about 15 minutes at a time. Wear the same socks that you are planning to wear on your hike. If you are going to wear foot liners on your hike, put them on as well.
Lace your boots up so they fit snugly. Pull the tongues straight and straighten the gusset material so it's not bunched up. You are preparing to mold your boot to the shape of your foot.
Watch for rubbing, pinching, or pain--an indication that your boots do not fit well. If your feet are sliding around in the boots, that also means a bad fit. Your boots may feel a bit stiff or awkward at first but if there is pain involved, consider returning them for a better fitting pair.
Wear your boots outdoors for half an hour. Next time you go out with them on, add 15 minutes to your time. Once you are wearing your boots for an hour outdoors, carry some weight with you. This could be in the form of weights, a pack, or even some groceries. Weight simulates carrying a pack as you will on the trail. You can do this any time before your planned hike.
Take a short 30-minute hike in your boots. Increase the intensity and duration of your hike in 15 minute intervals up to an hour if your boots remain comfortable. If you experience any discomfort, remove your boots and take care of the problem immediately. Sometimes a simple adjustment of socks or foot liners will solve the problem. If you continue to experience any distress, talk to a shoemaker or local hiking store for advice. Wearing your boots comfortably for an hour hike is an indication that you are ready to hit the trail for as long as you wish.
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