Clothing Types – ALSLH http://alslh.com/ Mon, 09 May 2022 14:20:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://alslh.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon-150x150.png Clothing Types – ALSLH http://alslh.com/ 32 32 Harry styles Mansfield clothes as Credible shop moves to bigger premises https://alslh.com/harry-styles-mansfield-clothes-as-credible-shop-moves-to-bigger-premises/ Mon, 09 May 2022 13:26:00 +0000 https://alslh.com/harry-styles-mansfield-clothes-as-credible-shop-moves-to-bigger-premises/ The 27-year-old had already carved out quite a successful online presence, where he sold retro or reworked designer clothes. He also revamps the brand image, in order to attract more customers to the business. Register to our daily newsletter Owner Harry Squires at his new West Gate store, Credible Clothing. He said: “I was getting […]]]>

The 27-year-old had already carved out quite a successful online presence, where he sold retro or reworked designer clothes.

He also revamps the brand image, in order to attract more customers to the business.

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Owner Harry Squires at his new West Gate store, Credible Clothing.

He said: “I was getting five star reviews online and the business was growing.

“When I had money I reinvested it in new stock and so there were piles of clothes everywhere.

“So I had to find a place and that’s why the idea of ​​a store was born.

“It was a success, but we’ve also had some feedback that suggests if we tweak the branding slightly, we may be able to attract more people.”

The shop sells a wide variety of clothing, from designer labels to football shirts, and caters primarily to people under 30.

Harry said: “There is nothing like it in Mansfield and people have to go further afield, like Nottingham, where the prices are also higher. This shop helps keep people local and support locals.

One of the reasons for the rebranding is to attract older people to the store.

As the premises are larger, Harry says there will also be more space available to display items for sale.

Harry also has a number of other business ideas in the works, including Credible Carpets.

In addition to designer rugs, people will also be able to have rugs produced with images of their choice.

Credible has also hired new employees and is currently looking to add additional members to the team.

One shopper who has been to the store is 16-year-old Liam Smith.

He said, “There’s nothing like it here and I was able to buy a few things.

“There is a real fashion for wearing retro stuff, so Harry picked the right business to be in.”

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Canoe rental companies across the Ozarks warn of floating this weekend https://alslh.com/canoe-rental-companies-across-the-ozarks-warn-of-floating-this-weekend/ Sat, 07 May 2022 02:32:00 +0000 https://alslh.com/canoe-rental-companies-across-the-ozarks-warn-of-floating-this-weekend/ STONE COUNTY, Mo. (KY3) – It seems like a great weekend to be outdoors, but dicey waters are flowing through the Ozarks. Several areas remain flooded. Canoe rental companies in the area say it could be a dangerous weekend for people to float around. Hootentown Canoe Rental and Campground closed the lower portion of its […]]]>

STONE COUNTY, Mo. (KY3) – It seems like a great weekend to be outdoors, but dicey waters are flowing through the Ozarks. Several areas remain flooded.

Canoe rental companies in the area say it could be a dangerous weekend for people to float around. Hootentown Canoe Rental and Campground closed the lower portion of its campground this weekend. Owners say water levels are too high to safely rent boats to the public.

The company said people can still rent life jackets for a refundable deposit if they still want to float. But the owner and other water enthusiasts say it could be very risky for anyone to get in the water this weekend.

The rapids along the James River near Hootentown now rush past the shore. The shore was once a campground. Campers say the water flow built up in no time.

”[It was] scary,” said campers Amy and Joel Coursen. “It was very scary.”

These waters are a familiar sight for Amy and Joel Coursen. The couple have a motorhome and visit the area every weekend.

“If we can be on the water, we’re on the water,” said Amy Coursen. “The highest we’ve floated is five feet.”

But right now the water is swallowing up a large part of the campsite. Signs and posts are now submerged. Avid kayakers like the Coursens say it’s too dangerous for any float.

“Even thrill seekers shouldn’t be here,” Coursen said. “There are large trees under the water that could spring up at any moment.”

These types of underwater hazards make these waters particularly risky.

“And if you turn around, there’s no position,” said Diana Newman, owner of Hootentown Canoe Rental and Campground. “There are no gravel bars. They are all covered.

Newman said the water is flowing at a breakneck pace right now, which is another serious hazard.

“Like a seven-mile float, Shelvin Rock normally takes three to four hours,” she described. “You’re considering maybe thirty minutes, if that.” It’s going pretty fast.

Such threats to the water explain why the Coursens say they don’t have fun with these very high water levels. The couple do not plan to approach the water until it recedes.

“It’s very scary,” Amy Coursen said. “I mean, he almost drowned a few years ago. So we respect him. We really do.

The Coursens have a pretty simple message for anyone planning to hit the water this weekend.

“I’m not suggesting anyone get out on the water at this point,” Coursen said. “With a life jacket, without a life jacket, boats, anything. Don’t be on the water.

If you’re going on the water, boating companies and water enthusiasts strongly encourage you to pack and wear a life jacket this weekend.

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How love released Kate Sharma from Bridgerton https://alslh.com/how-love-released-kate-sharma-from-bridgerton/ Wed, 04 May 2022 16:01:33 +0000 https://alslh.com/how-love-released-kate-sharma-from-bridgerton/ When we first meet Kate Sharma, she’s racing through a field on horseback, daringly leaping over a fence, impressing (and beating) Anthony Bridgerton. When he finally catches up to her, the first words out of his mouth are in Hindi. It’s clear from the start that Kate, the woman at the center of Netflix’s second […]]]>

When we first meet Kate Sharma, she’s racing through a field on horseback, daringly leaping over a fence, impressing (and beating) Anthony Bridgerton. When he finally catches up to her, the first words out of his mouth are in Hindi. It’s clear from the start that Kate, the woman at the center of Netflix’s second season Bridgerton, isn’t going to be a flimsy flower, waiting for the right man to come and define her.

Played by Simone Ashley, Kate is based on the character of Julia Quinnit is The viscount who loved me, but for the series, new layers have been added to its backstory. The combined powers of the writing, costumes, hair and makeup, and Ashley’s performance create a character who seems strong and stoic on the outside, even as she struggles with family duty versus matters of the heart. . “Kate has such an amazing arc this season,” showrunner Chris VanDussen recount Vanity Fair. “She comes to a place where she opens up to love – and also opens up to the idea of ​​being loved.”

In the novels, the character is named Kate Sheffield and is a resident of the English countryside who comes to London with her stepmother and younger half-sister, Edwina, in order to find a husband for her half-sister. But for the series, the Bridgerton The team changed the character to Kathani “Kate” Sharma, who was born and raised in India. Kate’s mother died when she was young and her father remarried to Mary Sheffield, who takes her in as her own daughter upon her father’s death. They return to London to find a husband for Edwina, hoping to also provide financial stability for Mary’s parents, the Sheffields, who have promised to provide a large dowry if she marries well.

Kate comes across as a headstrong woman whose main priority is to find her sister (who is unaware of the inheritance) a romantic partner. “I noticed that she was a character who had a lot of opinions, spoke a lot of truth and was really well-articulated about telling the truth, especially to men,” says Ashley, 27, known for playing Olivia Hanan on Sex education. She seems to have given up on any idea of ​​finding love for herself, until she met Anthony Bridgerton. The elder Bridgerton decided it was finally time for him to get married and he set his sights on Edwina. But Kate and Anthony clash immediately and Kate tries to stall the match. Over time, however, Kate and Anthony realize that they actually have strong feelings that are brewing for each other.

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Van Dusen says Kate “is basically the female version of Anthony Bridgerton” and that the writers focused on having the characters reflect each other, “especially in terms of how they deal with and struggle with a sense of duty. to their families.” As the season progresses, Kate and Anthony must decide if they will stick to their responsibilities or follow their hearts and possibly ruin their family’s reputation.

Finding the right actor to play Kate was a “long and exhaustive search,” says Van Dusen. At the time, he already knew Ashley from her work on Sex education, and when she finally auditioned, it was like “catching lightning in a bottle”. There was an electricity around her, and we knew we had found our Kate Sharma,” he says.

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Did you love Kate Middleton’s Bardot summer dress? River Island just launched a stunning blue version https://alslh.com/did-you-love-kate-middletons-bardot-summer-dress-river-island-just-launched-a-stunning-blue-version/ Mon, 02 May 2022 15:57:47 +0000 https://alslh.com/did-you-love-kate-middletons-bardot-summer-dress-river-island-just-launched-a-stunning-blue-version/ 02 May 2022 – 16:57 BST Megan Bull In 2017, the Duchess of Cambridge launched a red Bardot summer dress by Alexander McQueen, and River Island just launched a beautiful blue dress. Buy it for £39. With summer on the horizon, we take inspiration from the fashion of Duchess of Cambridge and shop […]]]>





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With summer on the horizon, we take inspiration from the fashion of Duchess of Cambridge and shop for the finest Bardot styles.


READ: Kate Middleton’s new accessory has the sweetest bond with her sister Pippa


Marking one of her most iconic appearances to date, fashion fans will no doubt remember Kate’s ravishing red midi dress from Alexander McQueen, especially as she wore it to celebrate the The Queen’s 91st birthday in 2017.



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Duchess Kate looked so stunning in her red Alexander McQueen maxi dress


A wardrobe staple, the Duchess recycles her designer maxi most summers, so we think she’d love it timeless turquoise take on street favourite, River Island.


Retailing for £39, this new season dress is sold exclusively online and it’s already trending! Featuring a ruffled Bardot neckline, just like Kate’s, it’s very flattering thanks to its elasticated waist and short, fluttery sleeves.


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Turquoise Bardot Maxi Dress, £39, River Island


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An ideal choice for summer parties, just add cool sneakers or flat sandals to create a more casual look. Get dressed ? You can never go wrong with a pair of wedge espadrilles, droplet earrings and a matching clutch.


For her 2017 appearance, Kate chose to wear her bright red maxi with nude heels by Prada and dangling crystal earrings by Simone Rocha. Wearing her brunette tresses in loose, beachy curls, she opted for natural, dewy makeup, dusting her eyes in a smoky brown shadow, with a hint of pink blush and nude lip gloss – so glam .



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The royal paired her designer dress with Simone Rocha droplet earrings


The Queen’s birthday celebrations were hosted by the British Ambassador at her residence in Berlin. Joined by Prince William at the garden party, the royal couple were pictured socializing with various European dignitaries.


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WATCH: A look back at Kate Middleton’s best outfits from the past 10 years


Since then, the mum-of-three has recycled the Alexander McQueen dress to celebrate her mum Carole Middleton’s 64th birthday in 2019, which was to be held at her sister’s house Pipa and brother-in-law James Matthews‘Chelsea at home.


At the time, the royal added the same earrings but changed up her shoes, opting for matching red heels.


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Fashion and luxury retailers boost NFT activations after adopting technology last year https://alslh.com/fashion-and-luxury-retailers-boost-nft-activations-after-adopting-technology-last-year/ Sat, 30 Apr 2022 11:59:22 +0000 https://alslh.com/fashion-and-luxury-retailers-boost-nft-activations-after-adopting-technology-last-year/ A view of the DressX X Printemps pop-up in Paris Photo courtesy of DressX Just over a year ago, a Kate Moss NFT led the fashion industry’s charge to enter the world of non-fungible tokens as the latest marketing venture. It’s been a whirlwind year with brands such as Gucci, Burberry, Balenciaga and Dolce and […]]]>

Just over a year ago, a Kate Moss NFT led the fashion industry’s charge to enter the world of non-fungible tokens as the latest marketing venture. It’s been a whirlwind year with brands such as Gucci, Burberry, Balenciaga and Dolce and Gabbana all jumping on the NFT bandwagon. The rollout for the next phase of this new medium is starting to surface, with several partnerships over the past month indicating how each industry player wants to get in on the action.

Digital becomes brick and mortar

NFTs live in the digital world in places like the Metaverse. But it doesn’t stop at the actual physical stores hosting their sale in person. Selfridges in London has just launched a project with the French Maison Paco Rabanne. Tony’s retailer has taken the founder’s innovative and somewhat radical 1966 concept of “12 Unwearable Dresses” into today’s version of a futuristic tool, reviving all 12 styles as NFTs. The dresses, recently shown at Decentraland

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fashion week, will be available online and with a physical presence inside the store. A screen in an immersive space highlights Op Art works by Victor Vasarely and physical pieces from the Spring 2022 collection will be available for customers to view all 12 dresses. Customers can pay via crypto wallet or credit card and a custodial wallet can be used which contains a layer 2 blockchain framework.

French department store Printemps has opened to house DressX, a virtual closet founded by Daria Shapovalova and Natalia Modenova in 2020 that creates digital clothing, NFTs and AR

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looks that generate no waste, carbon footprint or chemicals during production. The digital platform dips its toes into the physical world with a “phygital” pop-up. Activation, in store until May 18and, includes five digital pieces in Printemps’ signature green, allowing a real-time clothing experience presented on a human-sized interactive screen. Guests can try on and record videos of themselves wearing the computer-generated garment by choosing from the unique collection or an archive of AR outfits. Getting people to try on virtual clothes in a physical setting can also serve to convince skeptics to explore this new technology.

DressX announced new partnerships almost every two weeks beyond the Printemps pop-up. They recently collaborated with American Eagle for three digital denim styles to mark “Earth Month” from April 25th to May 2nd.n/a. Each pair has its unique water pattern, like cascading waterfalls, which demonstrates the possibility of digital clothing. Earlier this month, the platform teamed up with popular Gen Z social game Roblox for a Metaverse portable collection. DressX has also teamed up with Italian cross-reality curator Xbinary to breathe new life into a selection of sculptural “artwear” pieces by American artist Kris Ruhs from the Fondazione Sozzani archives. Originally featured DressX Xbinary Genesis Jewelry NFT drop at a DressX event at 10 Corso Como during Milan Fashion Week.

NFTs can be more than valuable works of digital art. Some of them have jobs, such as those dubbed “utility NFTs”. Enter ORIGYN, a Swiss foundation “dedicated to identifying, authenticating, and unlocking the credentials of ownership of valuables.” In layman’s terms, the platform, which has funding from Paris Hilton and Bill Ackman, uses utility NFTs containing blockchain technology to trace product genesis and trace previous ownership – given the market’s popularity of pre-owned luxury watches, their recently announced partnership with WatchBox, a collectible luxury watch marketplace. The partnership will allow buyers to be even more reassured about the legitimacy of their purchases.

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Others use NFTs to help with fundraising efforts. In the winter issue of Ac Magazine, photographer Fred Siegel captured 14 octogenarian residents of the Motion Picture & Television Fund (MPTF) such as Lee Meriwether, Corrine Conley, Johnny Gunn, Maggie Abbot, Anthony Lawrence, Toni Smith Lawrence, Alan Sloan, Sally Sloan, Kay Weissman, Susan Germaine, Susan Nathe, Toni Sawyer, Wini Hammond and in a warm and playful prop shoot. Former entertainment industry models have been dressed in pieces from brands including Shinola, Ted Baker, Marchon and Collection 18, including Kurt Geiger London, who sponsored the shoot. The images will be available as collectible digital artwork NFTs on the Black Snow platform. Proceeds from the fundraiser will fund the many services MPTF provides to serving and retired members of the Southern California entertainment community.

“We embraced the idea of ​​filming when we found out that MPTF was celebrating its 100th anniversary, and it was the perfect time to celebrate non-traditional role models,” said AC President Karen Giberson. “At the same time, we were watching the evolution of the NFT market and thought there might be an innovative way to use the images from Ac Magazine to raise funds in support of MPTF’s 100th anniversary, bringing the NFT collection project.”

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As the technology is new, other players in the industry are recognizing the need to educate traditional creatives. To help pave the way for American designers curious and new to the tech form, the CFDA has partnered with 5Crypto, a global web3, cryptocurrency, NFT, metaverse, and blockchain marketing practice; The sandbox

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Studios, a service that helps developers build decentralized applications on their platform by providing Web2 and Web3 teams with a suite of services such as developer support, partnering, strategy, go-to-market, and integrations techniques, to guide American fashion into this new frontier, creating a Web3 model for the industry.

“This is a remarkable opportunity for the CFDA to lead the American fashion industry into the future of commerce and creativity,” said CFDA CEO Steven Kolb. “Our mission is to position our members as leaders in global fashion and retail innovation through digital strategies to support growth and expansion. With support from The Sandbox and Polygon Studios, the CFDA is about educating and empowering business leaders for generations to come.”

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How does cervical disc replacement work? https://alslh.com/how-does-cervical-disc-replacement-work/ Thu, 28 Apr 2022 02:10:42 +0000 https://alslh.com/how-does-cervical-disc-replacement-work/ A cervical disc replacement (CDR) is a procedure that replaces a damaged disc between the vertebrae in your neck with an artificial disc. Discs are gel-like cushions that reduce friction between your vertebrae. The goal of CDR is to improve mobility in your neck and reduce pain. CDR is also called anterior cervical disc arthroplasty […]]]>

A cervical disc replacement (CDR) is a procedure that replaces a damaged disc between the vertebrae in your neck with an artificial disc. Discs are gel-like cushions that reduce friction between your vertebrae.

The goal of CDR is to improve mobility in your neck and reduce pain. CDR is also called anterior cervical disc arthroplasty (ACDR) and total disc replacement (TDR).

CDR is an alternative to more rigid spinal fusion procedures where two vertebrae are permanently connected.

The discs in our spine can become damaged with age, injury, or certain health conditions. If a damaged disc in your neck presses on nearby nerve roots, it can cause pain, numbness, or weakness in your arm.

Read on to learn more about CDR, including who is eligible, what to expect, and how it compares to other procedures.

The ideal candidate for CDR has a herniated disc that is causing neurological (nervous system) symptoms or movement problems.

A herniated disc, also called a herniated disc, occurs when the jelly-like core of a disc pushes through the rubbery outer layer. It can develop as a result of sudden injury or disc degeneration caused by many years of use.

People who have neurological symptoms like weakness or numbness in the arms due to a cervical disc may be eligible for CDR if they:

  • have one or two damaged discs between the C3 to C7 vertebrae
  • are an adult with a fully developed skeleton
  • did not feel relief after 6 weeks of conservative treatment

Some people may not be eligible for CDR. Conditions that may make you ineligible include:

Your doctor will assess your condition and risk factors to decide if CDR is right for you.

The most common symptoms of cervical disc degeneration are neck pain and stiffness.

A large bundle of nerves called your brachial plexus runs from your cervical spine and controls the sensation and movement of your arms. A herniated disc in your neck can cause neurological symptoms in your arms if it presses on the root of these nerves.

You may encounter:

  • pain
  • tingling
  • numbness
  • weakness

Spinal stenosis can also cause problems with the lower extremities, leading to problems with walking and balance.

CDR is usually performed under general anesthesia so you won’t feel any pain. Your surgeon may insert a tube down your throat to help you breathe during the procedure. You will have monitors connected to your body to check your blood pressure, oxygen levels and heart rate.

Your healthcare team can give you the best idea of ​​exactly what will happen during your surgery. The exact procedure can vary, but here’s what usually happens:

  1. During the procedure, you will lie on the operating table with your face up. Your head and shoulders will be secured in place. Your skin will be cleansed to kill microorganisms on your skin.
  2. Your surgeon will make a 2 to 3 inch incision in the front of your neck or on one side.
  3. They will push back the structures in your neck to gain access to your vertebrae.
  4. Your surgeon will remove your disc and any bone spurs that press on your nerves.
  5. They will insert an artificial disc into your neck.
  6. Your surgeon will close the incision with stitches and apply a dressing. You may be given a collar to keep your neck still and prevent you from moving your head.

The whole procedure usually takes less than 2-3 hours.

A procedure called anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) has been the gold standard for many years to relieve the symptoms of cervical disc disease.

In ACDF, the surgeon removes the damaged disc and replaces it with a bone graft from another place in your body, a bone graft from a donor, or an artificial disc. The surgeon then fuses your adjacent vertebrae together using metal plates and screws.

ACDF can be effective in improving symptoms caused by a damaged disc, but the fusion of the vertebrae limits movement through the neck. It can also cause problems with your other vertebrae.

According to a 2018 research literature review, up to half of people experience degeneration of nearby discs within 5 years of surgery.

Another 2018 review analyzed several high-quality studies of these procedures over the past 10 years. Researchers have found that single-disc CDR can result in a similar outcome to ACDF and with less chance of requiring a second surgery.

There is less research examining the effectiveness of CDR for replacing two disks, but two-disk CDR is becoming an increasingly common procedure. There are proof it can be as efficient as a single-disc CDR.

It is important to note that there is a lack of long-term data on these medical devices and implants. Some people may require additional surgery to fix them. More research is needed.

For most people, it usually takes about 4-6 weeks to resume daily activities after CDR.

A minority of surgery recipients, about 1.8 to 5.4 percent, will need a second operation within 5 years, a 2021 research review reports.

CDR is generally effective in reducing the symptoms of a herniated disc. Researchers in one clinical trial 2017 found that the overall CDR success rate was 60.8% for two-drive replacements and 55.2% for single-drive replacements.

For the ACDF, the researchers found that the overall success rate was 34.2% for two-drive replacements and 50% for single-drive replacements.

A 2020 review out of 139 CDR procedures found that among people who received three- or four-disc replacements, patient satisfaction was 88% 7 years after surgery. The mean improvement in the neck disability index was 45.9%.

CDR is considered a safe procedure, but all surgeries carry a risk of complications.

General risks of surgery include:

  • bleeding
  • infection
  • adverse reaction to anesthesia

Potential short-term complications of CDR may include:

Long-term complications can include:

  • degeneration of neighboring discs (occurs in approximately 15 percent of cases)
  • disc implant failure
  • abnormal bone calcification around the disc replacement

CDR is a procedure that replaces a disc between the vertebrae in your neck with an artificial implant. It is generally used to treat a herniated disc that is causing pain or neurological or motor problems.

Research has found CDR to be a safe and effective treatment for symptom relief in the majority of surgery recipients.

Your doctor can help you determine if you are a good candidate for CDR and prepare you for what to expect during and after your surgery.

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Meet London’s hottest new fitness fanatic https://alslh.com/meet-londons-hottest-new-fitness-fanatic/ Mon, 25 Apr 2022 20:28:11 +0000 https://alslh.com/meet-londons-hottest-new-fitness-fanatic/ Since the age of eight, Artur Zolkiewicz has been crazy about fitness, wellness and healthy living. A few decades later, he has an enviable list of models and moguls he regularly trains and builds businesses left, right and center. With them all going from strength to strength, VF sat down with the legendary trainer, to […]]]>

Since the age of eight, Artur Zolkiewicz has been crazy about fitness, wellness and healthy living. A few decades later, he has an enviable list of models and moguls he regularly trains and builds businesses left, right and center. With them all going from strength to strength, VF sat down with the legendary trainer, to discuss his inspirations and aspirations – and where to start for those who want to launch a healthier lifestyle.

VF: What brought you to fitness?

AZ: I have been passionate about fitness, wellness and performance for over two decades. My passion for movement and performance began when I started training and competing in martial arts at the age of eight. My interest in nutrition had started even earlier in life – I was raised as a vegetarian in Poland, a country known for its carnivorous culture. This experience allowed me to learn more about the importance of nutrition and the relationship people have with food, but also as a way to express emotions, socialize with others and how much we we identify with the way we eat.

I started training models by traveling and working as a model myself. I simultaneously worked as a freelance journalist and it didn’t take long for me to start writing about health and fitness. I then committed to coaching full time when I moved to London seven years ago. Since then, I have managed to work with several celebrities, billionaires and A-List models. Working with my clients now, I see myself more as a performance and health coach rather than “just” a personal trainer.

I view training as a performance system rather than just fitness. This is also the approach I use with my clients. This ranges from coaching in the areas of sleep, nutrition, recovery and more.

VF: What is your favorite exercise method?

AZ: My own training routine is a mix of several different disciplines. I do several weightlifting sessions, as well as martial arts sessions a week. I also spend a lot of time stretching and mobilizing. I have also recently introduced hot yoga to my weekly schedule which has been a great addition and has helped me relax both physically and mentally.

I firmly believe that you can’t achieve lasting, long-lasting results without incorporating sufficient recovery practice. Personally, I start each day with an infrared light session and combine it with a few minutes of a particular breathing technique that allows me to mentally focus and prepare for the day. I usually meditate/nap during the day and use self-hypnosis or meditation to switch off at night. I also regularly practice various types of contrast therapies which include cold (cryotherapy chamber, cold showers, ice baths) and heat (sauna, infrared sauna, etc.).

VF: What are your big plans for the future?

AZ: The future is definitely very exciting. I’ve teamed up with some amazing people to open a new ultra-luxury private health/wellness club in London’s Mayfair. Our goal is to redefine the way people view and consume health and wellness. I am currently traveling around the world visiting various amazing facilities, attending health/wellness events and developing the concept. It is a challenge to innovate in the field of well-being, especially in a market as saturated as London. However, I am convinced that with the fantastic team we have in our corner, we can build something truly exceptional.

Apart from that, I also co-founded a start-up called ZoopScoop and we are about to launch our first product. ZoopScoop is an innovative solution that dramatically improves the dispensing, portability, hygiene, and measurement of powdered supplements such as collagen, greens, protein powders, and more. My dream has always been to create a business that improves people’s health while being economically viable. I plan to do just that with the few projects I’m working on!

VF: What is the perfect workout without equipment?

AZ: It really depends on your goals, what you like and what you want to get out of it. Personally, I like to combine several different movement systems and training methods to get the best results. My gear-free sessions typically incorporated exercises and moves inspired by martial arts, yoga, and Pilates, to name a few. Our body is so versatile and we can do so much with it. There’s this quote I love from “Everybody’s Free (To Wear Sunscreen)” by Baz Luhrmann: “Use your body however you can, it’s the best instrument you’ll ever own”. I couldn’t agree more. The human body was designed to move, and we need to keep it that way.

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Designers are launching the style revolution in Africa | Fashion https://alslh.com/designers-are-launching-the-style-revolution-in-africa-fashion/ Sat, 23 Apr 2022 16:00:00 +0000 https://alslh.com/designers-are-launching-the-style-revolution-in-africa-fashion/ gRowing in Ghana, impossible not to find yourself immersed in fashion. An endless flow of colors and fabrics is a constant presence; there is a palpable affinity for design and style. Every day on my way to primary school in Cape Coast, I strolled through the town market, it was like strolling through the most […]]]>

gRowing in Ghana, impossible not to find yourself immersed in fashion. An endless flow of colors and fabrics is a constant presence; there is a palpable affinity for design and style. Every day on my way to primary school in Cape Coast, I strolled through the town market, it was like strolling through the most beautiful textile museum in the world. There were the shops and the stalls, yes, but also the living exhibits: the elegant women working their stalls in kaba and the wide-eyed customers browsing the latest prints and photo catalogs for inspiration on what had to be worn for an upcoming event or church. service on Sunday. These sensory memories stay with you.

After graduating from university in economics and statistics in 2006, I returned to these experiences, tinkering with screen-printed t-shirts, before moving on to embroidery. Almost a decade later, I yearned for a more challenging career and moved to South Africa to study fashion design. Unbeknownst to me, I had enrolled in a fashion merchandising program, which would later lead to a master’s degree in fashion design. Perhaps stimulated by my background in economics, I found the unintended route piqued my interest in the global fashion supply chain. I realized pretty quickly that I wanted to immerse myself in the rich tapestry of African fashion and support the next wave of designers to impact their respective economies, rather than just making my own clothes.

The way young people design and dress here is constantly changing. It is part of a broader reinvention at the intersection of culture and history, which sees Africans questioning their identity. My full name is Kenneth Kweku Nimo. I stick with Ken because it’s easier to pronounce for people outside of my culture. If I had my way, I’d just be Kweku Nimo. Increasingly, young Ghanaians are abandoning the Christian names once imposed on their parents and grandparents under colonial rule and adopting the traditional names of their community and cultures. You can’t help but wonder what was lost when Africa was subjugated to imperialism. This is why this new generation is also changing the way they think about what they wear and how they are made.

This intersection of identity, colonialism and fashion in Africa is nothing new. My town of Cape Coast was a key location in the transatlantic slave trade. The colonialists not only violently exported Africans, they brought with them clothing, textiles and luxury items. Traces of these imports are still visible in the way we dress today.

Red alert: Imane Ayissi’s Madzang AW21 collection. Photography: Courtesy Imane Ayissi/Quercus Editions

When the missionaries arrived, the women who registered for Christianity were greeted by white European women, who taught them sewing and dressmaking. After the end of colonial rule, cultural activism has been a key element in the reconstruction of Africa. Kwame Nkrumah, the first president of an independent Ghana, proclaimed the birth of a new African not in costume, as one might expect, but in fugu, the traditional blouse. Nkrumah’s ideology of freedom transcended being free from colonial rule to encompass claiming an African identity.

Nkrumah’s impeccable style and mastery of fashion semiotics were unmatched, as he aptly embraced indigenous styles of dress in a repertoire of diplomatic gestures. Watch how Nkrumah wore a special kente fabric synonymous with forgiveness when he danced with Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent, at the presidential grand ball. He also boosted the fashion industry through import substitution policies and sponsored Ghana’s first professional designer, Chez Julie, to study in Paris. In the 1990s, pioneering Ghanaian designer Kofi Ansah brought modern African style onto the world stage. Fashion has become the catalyst for a new identity in a continent too long subjected to centuries of European acculturation.

Flower power: Thebe Magugu's floral bomber jacket.
Flower power: Thebe Magugu’s floral bomber jacket. Photography: Courtesy of Thebe Magugu/Quercus Editions

Today’s New Cohort of designers goes one step further – not only challenging Western forms of dress, but seeking out and breathing new life into lost aesthetics, craftsmanship and processes. Social media and pop culture are key enablers of this phenomenon. Instagram accounts featuring restored photographs of models from old movies evoke a nostalgic past, but also serve as inspiration for contemporary designers.

Under colonial rule, Africans were denied access to their own resources and restricted in their freedom to cultivate businesses. Imported European textiles were favored by the authorities, to the benefit of their national economies, which saw the systematic dismantling of the infrastructures that existed before. Through research, innovation and a relentless pursuit of excellence, contemporary designers are defying all odds to overcome the historic challenges that have plagued the textile and apparel supply chain since colonization.

The vanguard of contemporary African designers is moving away from the cliché of African prints to embrace and enhance indigenous textiles. From the end of the 18th century, an influx of imitation prints arrived from Europe and quickly became desirable. But these were actually not African but from places like Manchester and the Netherlands. Now there is skepticism about these materials, with designers critical of their origins. These may have been the clothes of their grandparents, but the new generation is looking further back, opting for locally woven textiles for their collections. And, rather than replicating what happens in the West, we value our own local market. We produce for our own context, while proudly exporting designs to a global audience. Atelier mood-boards are no longer composed of photos from fashion week shows in Paris and London. Instead, African images serve as inspiration and references, whether for tailoring or more accessible everyday attire.

Shining example: Adele Dejak's Dhamani Maureen choker.
Shining example: Adele Dejak’s Dhamani Maureen choker. Photography: Courtesy of Adele Dejak/Quercus Editions

There’s Nigerian designer Tokyo James applying a flawless Savile Row cut on aso-oke fabric. Kente Gentleman from Ivory Coast makes exquisite modern suits from handwoven kente fabric. Cape Town-based Lukhanyo Mdingi, who won the coveted Karl Lagerfeld Award at the 2021 LVMH Prize, champions indigenous materials and fashion production. Cameroonian designer Imane Ayissi is world famous for his dexterity with textiles, such as akwete, faso dan fani and kente, while South African brand Maxhosa Africa explores the colorful traditions of beadwork and painting by hand of the isiXhosa. Across the continent, we see designers constantly collaborating with producers to support local industries and historic processes. The results are nothing less than modern, high fashion designs that also demonstrate a genuine respect for our cultural heritage.

As told to Michael Segalov

Africa in Fashion: Luxury, Craft and Textile Heritage by Ken Kweku Nimo is published by Quercus on May 5 at £30

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Customizing Saints Row Discovery – PlayStation.Blog https://alslh.com/customizing-saints-row-discovery-playstation-blog/ Wed, 20 Apr 2022 20:00:24 +0000 https://alslh.com/customizing-saints-row-discovery-playstation-blog/ Saints Row’s customization suite is guaranteed to delight and excite: there are virtually no limits to what you can do and there are no rules as to how you do it. You get the ultimate freedom to express yourself in Santo Ileso – what we call the weird, wild, American Southwest – let’s take a […]]]>

Saints Row’s customization suite is guaranteed to delight and excite: there are virtually no limits to what you can do and there are no rules as to how you do it. You get the ultimate freedom to express yourself in Santo Ileso – what we call the weird, wild, American Southwest – let’s take a look at what that really means.

We prioritize player choice in Saints Row; Overall, we offer the best and most dynamic mix of customization features that make this by far the best set of customization tools in a Saints Row game to date.

You can adapt almost anything extravagantly or ambitiously. Upon completing the very first missions, you’ll unlock the ability to upgrade your boss character with clothing, emotes, and even your weapon of choice with an almost endless number of options at any of the shops in town. As you progress through the game, you’ll earn the cash needed to keep your look up to date. Through the criminal adventures you and your fellow Saints take part in, you can alter parts of the city itself, including the Saints’ HQ – it’s up to you to take control of Santo Ileso and make it your own; so go build your criminal empire in style.

We’ve removed gender limits for players – you can put anything with no limits or rules. Our best class tools let players choose what their definition of cool is. Serious or silly, we let players express themselves and generate looks that look like their own character, someone else’s, or even something otherworldly.

You can create your perfect pattern and show your own style with a large selection of clothes. With each item customizable, layered clothing is back, so you can add underwear, a t-shirt, then a jacket, and accessorize with sneakers, hats, gloves, and even socks! Yes, this much-loved feature is also back with a vengeance, and for everything you wear, you can change the color, surface properties, and exotic materials for the perfect look.

Going further, you can customize your hairstyle and color from roots to ends. For your skin, go beyond a myriad of colors and define type, texture, and features like scars and muscles, veins, tattoos, prostheses, and piercings. There’s even a trucker tan. When it comes to your face, you can make each side the same or different by including asymmetrical face customization for the first time ever. Add makeup, scars, bruises, tattoos, facial hair, wrinkles – it’s all there and we can’t wait to see what you’ll create.

There is also an insane amount of vehicle options and vehicle toys to play with for vehicle enthusiasts. Saints Row contains over 80 of them to locate by exploring the city and storing them in your garage – covering boats, cars, trucks, bikes, helicopters, jet skis and even a hoverboard; they are all there for you to modify and customize. Change the paint, add a metallic finish, go shiny, add a side skirt and even underlighting. Then tint your windows, change the interior color, add grime and decals and finally go crazy with your wheels. Then, when you’re done, play around with the signature abilities on offer – things like crab steering to strafe the road, or a wrecking ball, and ejection seats are also an option. The more you play, the more chances you will have to be rewarded with rare vehicles.

You can also modify almost every aspect of your weapon, including its material, color, pattern, textures, decals, and even swap out the entire weapon model itself, to give you an umbrella or a guitar case as a weapon if desired.

Finally, don’t worry if you’d rather jump right into creating your Boss – eight different presets are available to choose from as a starting point. Ultimately, your boss, rides, and weapons will all be unique and recognizable as your own. This is where you really become your own boss.

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Traffic rules in fine print that could see you fined £5,000 for driving in flip flops https://alslh.com/traffic-rules-in-fine-print-that-could-see-you-fined-5000-for-driving-in-flip-flops/ Mon, 18 Apr 2022 12:15:44 +0000 https://alslh.com/traffic-rules-in-fine-print-that-could-see-you-fined-5000-for-driving-in-flip-flops/ Rule 97 of the Highway Traffic Act states that your clothing and footwear should not affect your ability to safely operate your car’s controls. Flip flops can be dangerous to wear if they break off and get caught in your gears Video loading Video unavailable The video will start automatically soon8Cancel play now Highway code […]]]>

Rule 97 of the Highway Traffic Act states that your clothing and footwear should not affect your ability to safely operate your car’s controls. Flip flops can be dangerous to wear if they break off and get caught in your gears

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Wearing flip flops may be cooler than regular shoes in hot weather, but wearing them while driving could land you a hefty fine.

There is no law that specifically says what you can or cannot wear while driving.

However, Highway Traffic Act Rule 97 states that your clothing and footwear should not affect your ability to safely operate your car’s controls.

This means that you may want to take care when wearing baggy or baggy clothing during the summer months, if there is a risk that it will prevent you from driving safely.

For example, flip flops could get caught under your pedals or break completely, while a long skirt could also risk getting caught.

Costly driving mistakes

If you have an accident due to wearing flip-flops or are caught by the police, you could be charged with “driving without care and attention”.

This comes with a £100 fine and three points on your licence. This can be increased to a fine of £5,000 and nine points on your license or even a complete driving ban.

Confused.com car insurance expert Alex Kindred previously told the Mirror: ‘This area of ​​law can be confusing for drivers.







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“While there is no law that explicitly prohibits wearing jeans, skirts or flip-flops while driving, you should ensure that you always maintain full control of your vehicle.

“If your clothes or shoes restrict your movement and affect your driving, you could get in trouble and the police could go further.”

Depending on how dark your sunglasses are, they may not be suitable for driving either – something else to keep in mind when the weather warms up.

According to the AA, lenses with less than 75% light transmission are not suitable for night driving.

For daytime driving, experts advise wearing sunglasses with category 2 filter lenses that transmit between 18% and 43% of light.

We’ve rounded up seven types of clothing that could get you fined when driving here.

Other things to avoid in the car include using your phone to change the music on your stereo. Using your phone while driving is illegal, and this applies even if you’re just selecting a song to play.

Using a mobile phone while driving can result in a £200 fine and six points on your licence.

Surprisingly, leaving a dog locked in a car on a hot day is not a criminal offense in itself, although it can lead to overheating and death.

But it can lead to motorists being charged with animal cruelty under animal welfare law.

Such an offense means an unlimited fine and up to six months in prison.

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