Say Goodbye to the Little Black Dress

Nothing affected the western world as the World War II and the little black dress was no exception as well. In fact, many experts believe that the little black dresses were made popular because there was a shortage of fabric that was hugely needed to manufacture the uniform of the soldiers. Whether that was an exaggeration or not, the little black dress gave women of that period a lot of liberty and much needed style to cheer about. For Femme Fatales like Marilyn Monroe the dress gave even more opportunity to seduce. During 1940s and 50s, the trend remained popular largely because it was elegant and stylish. What better way to start the little black dress detox than with its exact polar opposite – the little white dress. I know most of you will be apprehensive about this idea, after all wearing white in a party where red wine is served is a terrifying thought. But a white dress in a sea of people in little black dresses can instantly turn you into a vision. >

Another trick that the white dress does is it makes you more approachable in parties or gatherings. Using the movie and TV trope of good guy wears white and bad guy wears black, wearing a white dress gives you the impression of being light, carefree and innocent, so people tend to walk up to you more easily, whereas darker colored clothes makes you look aloof, or should I say fashionably aloof?

The trend changed a little in the 1960s. After the World War was over, the conservatism set in with a new zeal. However, in the 1960s, the new generation ventured out for experimentation with something new and bold. Likewise, fashion designers came up with miniskirts, slits and other bold designs. It was during that time when Audrey Hepburn made her famous appearance in the LBD in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. The trend died down a little in the 1970s though the LBD was, by no means, out of vogue. It was colors rather than black that was the order of the day.

The little black dress again took the center stage in 1980s. The craze for fitness, and search of sleek designs kept it trendy even in the 1990s. However, people had already started experimenting with various lengths of the LBDs. Even in the 21st century, the LBD seems to dominate the fashion world. It is elegant, practical, useful and very appealing. Certainly, you can’t ask for any better combination than that. Plus, of course, there is the amazingly wide price range from $50 to anything close to a few thousand.

How To Build Your Own Rc Car

Ever turn a corner and find one of those nifty little remote control cars speeding down the middle of the road? They go pretty fast and they make that neat bees-on-steroids buzzing sound. You know, you can buy one of those ready to go, but in order to get the most enjoy you really have to learn how to build your own RC car before hitting the road with it. Half the fun of the whole RC car subculture comes from knowing that you built it yourself.

Knowing how to build your own RC car may sound like something you should take a course in, but its really not all that difficult. Think youre going to need one of those shiny red toolboxes you see on all those TV shows about building things? Nah. In fact, once you know how to build your own RC car you may look at all things youd like to try building and decide to do away with half the tools you own. Heres what you absolutely have to have: a couple of Phillips screwdrivers of various sizes, a few flat blade screwdrivers, including a smallish set like you would use to tighten your eyeglasses; pliers, of course, including slip-joint and needle-nose varieties. Needle-nose, that sounds like a supervillains name, doesnt it? Speaking of villains, youll knives, blades, the sharp stuff. Youll be working with lines that need a nice clean cut so make sure the blade is sharp and honed and, hey, be careful out there.

Why not just go and buy one thats already street legal? Because if you know how to build your own RC car, youll know better how to race your own RC car. Each miniature racer has its own idiosyncrasies, just like the big ones. And they break down, just like the big ones. If you already know how to build your own RC car, then youll probably be better prepared to repair your own RC car. And if you decide to get out and race it, nothing is worse than having a car that could easily have been fixed in a half hour if only you had known how.

Not to mention that youll save money. The ready to run models can cost serious cash, at least compared to the take home kits. And repairing them yourself can save you even more money. If you know what youre doing, in fact, you can salvage a perfectly good car that you might otherwise have trashed.

So now that youve almost decided to build it yourself, you only need to know what to really expect in the process, right? A lot depends on how you approach it. Theres not nearly enough room here to run down the process step by step. But you will definitely want a step by step process to guide you. So when it comes to the process of how to build your own RC car, theres really only one piece of advice you need to know. The one piece of advice that will come far handier than anything else you may read on any web site.

Read the instructions that come with the kit before you begin.