Romero Britto Style Painting



In this lesson we observe the style of Brazilian pop artist, Romero Britto. His style takes a pop art image, such as a character, person, or object, and turns that into a focal point in his colorful and patterned pieces. Andy Warhol, pop artist, became famous for painting every day items such as soup cans. In this video, we paint a pineapple in the style of Romero Britto, creating black-outlined sections that are filled in with bright, colorful patterns.

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Classic Ladies Clothes

There has been a lot of talk about classic ladies clothes lately. Classic clothing is the latest trend in women’s fashion. In a rebellion against the fast changing trends of late, ladies are opting for timeless classics that will last for many years to come. The beauty of classic pieces is not only that they are great for the future but also that they have stood the test of time. They are the styles that women love to wear for their ability to flatter, wearability and style. Classic clothes do not have to look boring and generic though. Whilst often the beauty of classic clothes is their simplicity, they can also be accessorised and teamed with up to the minute ladies fashion for a really fresh and on trend look.

The A Line Dress

The a line dress is a really popular and classic style because if its ability to flatter. It is especially good for ladies with larger hips and thighs as skims over the area and disguises them. The a line dress is also incredibly flattering, it lends itself to ladies dresses for all sorts of occasions including sun dresses, evening dresses and day dresses and cocktail dresses. This red and white contrast print dress is a great version of the a line dress that is perfect for the summer and would not look out of place at any special occasion.

The Shift Dress

The shift dress is a staple in almost every woman’s wardrobe and with very good reason. The beauty of the shift dress is its ability to adapt to so many different situations. It is works equally well for occasion wear, work wear or for the evening. It is also available in so many different forms from the classic black sleeveless round neck shift (pictured above) that can be accessorised in many different ways for multiple looks to the patterned and printed shift which makes a real fashion statement.

The White Blouse or Shirt

The white shirt or blouse is yet another classic piece of clothing that is hugely versatile. It will work with jeans for a casual look or tailored trousers for a smart look for work. Whether you choose to wear a feminine or masculine style of shirt or blouse will depend on the look that you want to create but the overall effect will be a simple, clean, minimalist style. This longline pin tuck blouse is a fitted shape to give it  a flattering look.

The Classic Tailored Black Jacket

A classic tailored black jacket is another flattering piece that works for multiple occasions. Team with black trousers or a skirt for work, a beautiful dress for the evening or brightly coloured or patterned shift dress for a day time occasion. A tailored jacket is the most flattering style of jacket available and black is not only versatile but also very slimming.

By building a wardrobe based around a few key classic items, you can ensure that you always have something to wear. You can create so many different looks by mixing and matching and accessorising just a few classic pieces.

Crocheting – The Modern Version of Knitting

Winters are already here and Indian women are in full swing with their knitting needles. They knit pullovers, scarves, gloves and what not with yarn and a pair of needles. Knitting woolen clothes is more like a tradition amongst Indian women and many of them are proficient at it. Knitting is an integral part of Indian culture and nothing else can take its place. But, if you wish to enhance your skill-set by learning a new form of art then crochet is the best choice.

Crochet

Crochet is a process wherein a fabric is created using thread and a crochet hook. Crochet is very much similar to knitting except that the former uses one needle instead of two. Initially, it may be difficult to create a fabric using a single needle but with little practice you will be able to learn crocheting. Along with practicing this new form of knitting, you need to understand the key differences between conventional knitting and crocheting. By doing so, the learning process would become quicker.

Differences between Crocheting & Knitting

1. In crochet, we use only one crochet hook. On the contrary, knitting requires two needles at one time.

2. Since only one hook is used in crochet, it has only one live stitch on the hook. However, during knitting there can be more than one live stitch on the needle.

3. With a crochet hook, it is easier to create round or cylindrical patterns. However, this is not the case with knitting. To create circular or cylindrical patterns in knitting, the person may require special type of knitting needles, assorted crochet hook set and accessories

4. The amount of yarn required in crochet is generally more than knitting. Before you start practicing any of the forms, make sure that you have enough amount of yarn in stock. And if you are running short of yarn or any other knitting supply then order it easily through Internet.

5. You can create three-dimensional patterns easily with crochet hooks as new hooks are done independently.

Items Needed for Crocheting

By now you must have understood the basic differences between crocheting and knitting. Now, if you wish to learn this new art form then you must have the necessary items. For crocheting, the first thing you need is yarn. The thread should be of good quality so that the end-product looks beautiful. Apart from yarn, you must buy two to three crochet hooks.