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Selasa, 31 Maret 2009

Bursting High-Speed Photography by Alan Sailer

These amazing high speed photographs are the work of Alan Sailer, who is based in California, USA.

A normal photographic flash unit gives a flash that lasts around a thousandth of a second (a millisecond). However Alan's flash unit is much faster than this, and produces a flash of light around a microsecond (a millionth of a second). This allows him to freeze things that are happening extremely fast, and to give us a view of something that otherwise we would never see.

Check out the below gallery for a sample of these breathtaking images of exploding strawberries, glass ornaments, paintballs, tomatoes, crayons, walnuts and grapes.

Alan used an air rifle, a Nikon D40 camera and a homemade one-microsecond flash unit that cost around $300. For context, a typical camera flash is one-thousandth of a second, compared to the one-millionth of a second of this special flash unit.

See more of Alan Sailer's work on his Flickr page.

Carrie Bradshaw's Wedding Dress Sells Out

Carrie Bradshaw's wedding dress designed by Vivienne Westwood sold out in a few hours.

"With a tear-jerking history that may make you reluctant to wear it and a price tag you would expect would make your eyes water, Carrie Bradshaw's wedding dress is firmly enshrined in wedding legend. Despite having been worn by Carrie as she was jilted at the altar, the Vivienne Westwood designed dress is proving popular with brides-to-be - helping it sell out in a matter of hours on net-a-porter.com.

The site launched the knee length version of Carrie's dress yesterday and saw it disappear almost instantly as Bradshaw and Westwood fans alike fought for the gown. Fortunately the cocktail version, which vanished from the site, is still available directly from Vivienne Westwood and costs £4,530.

"For brides-to-be after the genuine article, the long version which Carrie wears in the film can be made-to-order at Westwood's Davies Street store. The cost will depend on the fabric chosen but starts at around £11,000 and will take three to six months to complete. More importantly - if cream isn't your colour - the dress can be made in a fabric of your choice."

Source: Carried Away [Vogue]

[Images: WireImage/Net-a-porter]

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Laura Bennett Dressed to Kilt

Laura Bennett attends the 7th annual "Dressed To Kilt" charity fashion show
at M2 Lounge in New York City.

Laura sent us a picture of the dress on her dress form last week. She loved it and so did we. We can't help thinking a "Dress to Kilt" challenge would be perfect for that TV show called Project Runway that we all used to watch. Remember that show?

Although we have to say, seeing it on her, we think she could have ditched the sporran. A little too clunky and literal. Love all the feathers, though.

[Photos: WireImage/Projectrungay.blogspot.com]

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Khaki: Safari Sophisticate

Kicky khakis are the name of the game, darlings!
Etro Resort, via harpersbazaar.com
Albino, via glamourmagazine.co.uk
Paul & Joe; this photo and remaining runway images via nymag.com.
Ralph Lauren
Bottega Veneta
Donna Karan
Tracy Reese
Burberry Goldenhill safari jacket, at net-a-porter.com.
Sword suede jacket, at ronherman.com.
Poplin jacket and plaid shorts; this and next at victoriassecret.com
Body at Work vest and skirt.
Hervé Léger Melanie bandage dress, at net-a-porter.com
Silk charmeuse dress at victoriassecret.com.
Chloé high-waisted skirt, at net-a-porter.com.
3.1 Phillip Lim tiered skirt, at eLuxury.com.
Elizabeth & James LouLou trouser, at shopbop.com.
French Connection wooden bangle set at asos.com.
Tory Burch flats; this and next at shopbop.com.
Loeffler Randall Neve perforated platform bootie.
Jimmy Choo wooden platform sandals; this and next at net-a-porter.com.
Miu Miu python platform sandals
Lanvin satin platform sandals
Sigerson Morrison gladiator wedges, at barneys.com.
Tory Burch Tanya sandal, at toryburch.com.
Sissi Rossi Donna tote; this and next at net-a-porter.com.
Marni leather balloon tote
Last look: Bo Van Melskens Jackie O dress at pixiemarket.com.

Reminder, darlings:
Tune in tomorrow for CC’s third Stockingirl.com Giveaway!