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Nude anti-war protesters brave snow
Protesters are trying a nude way to stir interest in the anti-war movement.
When U.S. demonstrators hit the streets to rally against a military conflict in Iraq, they often grumble that too few Americans take notice.
So one group opted for an eye-catching alternative.
Just after dawn on Friday, roughly 30 women scurried into the heart of Central Park, splitting up into groups to avoid arousing police suspicion. Once they reached their destination, the Bethesda Fountain, they displayed their deep misgivings about war by disrobing amid a steady snowfall.
Lying down in shivering temperatures, the group of women -- students, executives and artists among them -- used their stark naked bodies to spell out the words "No Bush."
"I have never done anything remotely like this before, but I think it's incredibly cool," said Elizabeth Lorris Ritter, a 40-year-old activist housewife. "We're totally vulnerable out here, yet we're making a wonderful statement."
It didn't take long for a flock of nude women to attract attention. Central Park workers scrambled to break up the gathering, but by the time they arrived, the women were fully clothed.
Women have staged similar nude protests in this country, as well as in Europe and South Africa in recent months, said the event's organiser, Wendy Tremayne.
The women said they are frustrated that too many Americans have passively accepted war with Iraq as inevitable and unavoidable.
However polls show that over 68% of Americans are for the war.
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by Mara Susskind Kalcheim
Au Renoir Los Angeles, Bon Jour Paris, France! And, hello to all my
Having just returned from two very busy weeks in France and Italy, I
thought a few words about the Salon International de la Lingerie which
took place in Paris at the Porte de Versailles would be of interest.
A prestigious and creative gathering of 450 international brands
assembled January 24-27 to show their exquisite offerings of lingerie
and swimwear from Europe, Russia, North America, and Asia.
Above: Eric Schlobohm with model Nicole & Sales
Representative George at the Shirley of Hollywood booth.
conferences, photo exhibits, and a fabulous "Best of
display of comprehensive styles from all over the World.
organization of this show was what impressed me the most.
always under complete control and the international
product offerings are rich with innovative style, colors,
inspiration. It was truly a place that buyers could have the
to do all their shopping in one place.
The array of luxurious materials,
voluptuous shapes, and the
combination of rich colors seemed to turn
your head at any given
time. There were new shapes and lots of embroidery, embellishments
the buyers were very excited.
Above Left: by
Right: by Lilly
Above : by Maltavista
Above: by Ritratti
What a memorable experience it was to people watch, experience
lingerie, swim, and textile extravaganza and be caught in the
excitement as well as catch up with some old friends.
I highly recommend
doing this show because, if you haven't, you
will have missed the
ultimate intimate apparel experience!
The time was too short and I can't
wait to rendezvous with the group
again next year. It's easy to have a
love affair with France despite
the fact there are no "bon marche"
Glamour is back, refined and sophisticated and it was there in all it's
splendor. See you next month.
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Mara Susskind Kalcheim, Flanked by Eric Schlobohm of Shirley of
Hollywood, and her Husband Len Kalcheim at the Paris show.
Bill Clinton and Al Gore are sitting in a diner. The
waitress says, "Ready to order?" Clinton says, "Yeah. I'd
like a quickie." The waitress says, "A quickie? Mr. President,
I don't think that's a real good idea. I'll come back when you're ready
to order from the menu." Gore leans and says, "It's pronounced
I'll never hear the end of this one from my political friends!
Film director Martin Scorsese adjusts his head-dress after male Harvard
University student Josh Wiener (L) dressed him in the wig and a playing
card and dice bra during ceremonies awarding him Harvard University's
2003 Hasty Pudding Man of the Year Award February 13, 2003 in Cambridge,
Andy Weinstock has been in the fabric and textile business all his life, but professionally since 1969.
"I love what I do, selling fabrics around the globe. I've met lots of interesting, creative, dynamic
folks; some have become dear friends. I love to help new businesses find the things they need to become successful. It works for everyone."
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