The past is the new hotness on TV right now, with multiple networks trying to cash in on the Mad Men craze with shows set in the 1960s. NBC has the lead in our eyes with The Playboy Club, which takes us back to the early days of Hugh Hefner’s hot girl empire. Set at the legendary men’s club that Hef opened in Chicago, the cast is overflowing with incredibly sexy bunnies in their trademark outfits. Let’s get ready for the show by shedding some light on the girls of The Playboy
The lead actress of The Playboy Club is the gorgeous Amber Heard. Heard plays Maureen, a new hire at the Club who needs to get with the program fast to make a living. Unfortunately, she also gets caught up in a murder in the pilot episode, which complicates her new life as a Bunny immensely. Heard has a great natural body that fills out the Bunny costume admirably.
Amber Heard was born and raised in Austin, Texas, but soon after her best friend died in a car accident she dropped out of school to move to NYC and start modeling. Unlike the thousands of other ladies who try that every year, she actually succeeded. It wasn’t long until she started acting as well, taking roles in movies like Friday Night Lights and Alpha Dog. Her big break came in Pineapple Express and she’s soon to star opposite Johnny Depp in The Rum Diary.
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The 60s were also an era in which racial boundaries were torn down - even though equality was a right of all Americans, there was still a great deal of ingrained prejudice. Brenda, a Bunny on The Playboy Club played by Naturi Naughton, is looking to blaze new trails by being the first African-American woman to pose for Playboy's coveted centerfold. I know it sounds ridiculous, but at the time this really was a big deal (the actual first Black centerfold was Jennifer Jackson in 1965).
Naughton is probably most famous for her portrayal of Lil’ Kim in the Biggie Smalls bio Notorious. She also had a long run in the Broadway production of Hairspray as Little Inez. Interestingly enough, The Playboy Club isn’t the first time she has played a Bunny - on an episode of Mad Men, she starred as Toni, the New York club hostess who was dating Lane Pryce for a while.
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Change is the only constant thing when it comes to fashion. Believe it or not, every day, there is a new style that dominates the market and stores. While mini skirts may be in today, chances are they will become outdated tomorrow. If not more, same is the case with shoes as well. Something that is in-fashion today is capable of being archaic in a few days time. As such, keeping in mind such changes, matching your shoes with your outfit can be a tricky task at hand. Just as your clothes, shoes define your personality. For those who are conservative, open toed footwear or strappy high-heeled ones would be a strict no-no. Bright colored shoes would also have no place in their shoe rack. However, those who are daring and outgoing would feature a variety of footwear in their shoe rack. At the time of choosing footwear for your dress, you need to understand that personal choice is all that matters. Just follow some general rule of the thumb and you are sure to reflect a good choice, without making any fashion faux-pas. Read on to know more about how to match your shoes with your outfit.
According to the Occasion
If you are of the opinion that shoes need not be worn according to the occasion, this could come as a blow. Shoes reflect a story of their own. Much can be said about a person’s whereabouts by having a look at his or her shoes. While leather shoes define the formal mood, a casual occasion can be dealt with a pair of trendy footwear. While black/ brown leather shoes add style to a man’s formal look, for a women medium to high heels work the best for meetings, conferences, offices or any other formal get-togethers.
According to the Style
Style is an important consideration to make, while matching shoes with your outfit. It would not only reflect your style quotient, but also mark your aptitude for fashion. While a casual skirt can be paired up with heeled chunky loafers or platforms, knee-high boots go the best with mini skirts. In case you are wearing jeans, sneakers or chunky soled shoes would be a good option to explore. Capris are best when teamed with open toed mules or platform. While long dressy pants prefer boots.
According to the Color
This is basically applicable to women at large, though nowadays men are also seen exploring colored shoes. Red/ Yellow sneakers or off white color formals are a common sight with men today. Coming back to women, if you are wearing a red dress, you can pair it up with shoes that have red touch. While black is universal and goes well with any dress, white is best suited when it is teamed with a white or off white dress. Metallic shoes will match clothes that have multicolor in them. For those who want to portray a taller appearance without wearing heels, putting on shoe that match the hemline is a good idea. However, if you are tall and want a reverse effect, choose shoes that contrast the hemline.
A long skirt is best worn with flat shoes, ballet slippers or backless slip-ons.
Pumps of medium height work the best when you are off to work. Round, square or slightly tapered heels will give a professional look.
In case you are wearing palazzo pants, team them up with slip-on open-toed flats or espadrilles.
Straight glamorous pants look the best when they are worn with strapped, high-heeled sandals.
Boots, chunky-soled shoes or sneakers go well with jeans as well as corduroy pants.
For a party look, team your dressy outfit with a glamorous pair of sandals. Pointed-toe shoes with Sabrina heels would work the best.
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No road, no trail can penetrate this forest. The long and delicate branches of its trees lie everywhere, choking space with their exuberant growth. No sunbeam can fly a path tortuous enough to navigate the narrow spaces between these entangled branches. All the trees of this dark forest grew from 100 billion seeds planted together. And, all in one day, every tree is destined to die.
This forest is majestic, but also comic and even tragic. It is all of these things. Indeed, sometimes I think it is everything. Every novel and every symphony, every cruel murder and every act of mercy, every love affair and every quarrel, every joke and every sorrow — all these things come from the forest.
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Papercut Magazine “B is for Baroque”
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Photography by Claire Huish
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