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Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Burda Wednesday: March1959, part II


Hello everybody.

Rain has stopped. Hopefully, air will warm up a bit. I would really want to take a long(is) walk, and inhale spring's joyful air. As I walk, my mind lets go of all the "work" things, and I can start planning, organizing.. since our Easter is practically here.


Ladies at their best.

Low-wearing waists are not my cup of tea,
but there are ladies who look marvelous in these dresses!

The dress on the left is the essential work-wear (according to me)  :)

Bigger ladies?
No worries! These are FIT-to-figure!

I like how ladies in these magazines actually have WEIGHT on their bodies.

"Schick in the Spring!"
don't mind if I do...

Perfectly fitted suit
and adorable vacuum.

Make your curtains the envy of the neighborhood.

Oh, so gorgeous!

What say you about these hats?
I say: yes to all!

Shoes have slowly became quite important.
(mind, me if I stray from fashion: 
take a look at the face of the gal in the picture: Twiggy-like!) 

Burda is famous by their
"three items from one pattern"

... I stand silent.
Absolutely divine!


On this last page for today, we can see the recognition of a teenager as a fashion savvy person, an individual, someone who is willing to spend more in order to look better. WE are going to see more of these pages, and we will see that "fashion for teens" develops differently from their parent's.
...that is: if I decide to continue posting into 1960s.
...
Have a lovely day.
Marija

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Working for the people, my work anniversary!


Hello everybody!

A small celebration:
I have been working as a governmental clerk for four years now!


Back in 1960s work revolved around a eight hour workday, men supported their wives and children at home and jobs usually involved physical labor.
Those ladies who stayed at home were "homemakers". Other women did all sorts of jobs, but the most common jobs for women were probably: teacher, nurse, bookkeeper, shop assistant (sales clerk), civil servant, librarian, bank clerk, waitress, cook, seamstress, chambermaid, cleaner. 
Also, ladies worked in the office, as: secretary and typist, and there was also a place for her in the staff kitchen, working as tea ladies, who brought mid-morning refreshments around to workers.


Where once hardly anyone used a computer in the workplace, the majority of people are engaging with computers or some form of information communication technology that's really transforming the way we communicate,
Also, on-the-job experience was important 50 years ago. Employers did invest in training of their employees and the whole apprenticeship system was more significant and more invested in by employers than it has been now.


We have changed a lot, in this world of workplace. 
In the 1960s, there were no women bus drivers, welders, firefighters, news anchors, CEOs or Supreme Court Justices. Women professors, doctors, scientists or lawyers were rare.
So, what does it take for a woman to make it in the business?
1) competence; 
2) education; 
3) realism; 
4) aggressiveness; 
5) self-confidence; 
6) career-mindedness; 
7) femininity; 
8) strategy; 
9) support of an influential male; and 
10) uniqueness.
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One last advice: the most important thing in getting a governmental job is having a NETWORK; it helps to reach out to anyone you know who works for the federal government, because you want to get a sense of what it's like from an insider.
If you are on he job-market: have a great hunt!
Marija

Sunday, 24 April 2016

Love Story:Man in love


Hello everybody

It's early.
This post comes your way before I've had breakfast, not even my coffee. Because, as soon as I post this, I'm heading across the street - to my mom's house - since I've promised there will be baked food for lunch, and that (being old school food preparation) requires an early start. :)

I'l be baking,
you - enjoy this tale:












I love it when they draw a heart 
at the last page.

Over here, ladies and gents - it's Election day! All round, about 7 million Serbians are entitled to vote in general and local elections - while elections will also take place for the provincial assembly in Vojvodina (our Province)


Have a great Sunday.
Marija

Friday, 22 April 2016

How old do you thing "diet" is?


Hello everybody.

I have been thinking a lot about food lately (not "lately", but today!) since I have had to "crash" my lent and abandon it entirely - due to a chronic condition that I felt coming (but ignored) and that cam full-speed last night, leaving me sleepless and waging what's more important: staying diligent or staying healthy? What matters more: food or health?
...
Hippocrates understood that the underlying principles of health were food and exercise, he said: "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." - and that was the 3rd century BC.

How about this: 
Can we name 20th centuries most famous diets?
Let's see..


Fletcherism, early 1900s
At the end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th century, Horace Fletcher, an American entrepreneur, gained the nickname the Great Masticator. His diet, which Foxton called a "chewing craze", involved eating as much as you liked, but each mouthful had to be chewed a minimum of 100 times (the idea being that the food would become liquid, and weight gain could not result from undigested food).


Calorie counting, 1920s
The fashion for thin, boyish figures for women took hold in the 1920s, and so did fad diets, such as the cigarette diet (one Lucky Strike advert read "reach for a Lucky instead of a sweet"). Numerous products, such as diet pills, chewing gum, laxatives and contraptions made outlandish fat-reducing claims.


Hay diet, 1930s
The diet established by William Hay, an American doctor, became one of the most famous early fad diets. It was based on Hay's idea that food was either protein, starch or neutral – protein and starch, he believed, should not be eaten in the same meal.


Cabbage soup diet, 1950s
The creator is unknown, but its popularity has continued to the present day, even though it appears to be nothing more than a recipe for flatulence. Usually a seven-day diet plan, consisting of mainly cabbage soup, supplemented with fruit and vegetables and a small amount of meat.


The Atkins diet, 1972
Robert Atkins devised the diet based on his own weight-loss experiments, and by the late 1960s it was gaining attention. In 1972 he published Dr Atkins' Diet Revolution, which would go on to sell tens of millions of copies.


The Beverly Hills diet, 1981
The book, published in 1981, showed people how to follow a highly restrictive six-week food-combining regimen and turned its author, Judy Mazel, into a Hollywood diet "guru". Mazel, clearly inspired by William Hay, believed that the order in which we ate food was the main problem, "confusing" the enzymes in our bodies that digest the food and leading to weight gain. She advocated the eating of rather a lot of "fat-burning" pineapple. For the first 10 days of the diet, only fruit was permitted; gradually other foods were introduced, but protein and carbohydrates were eaten separately.


Blood Type diet, 1997
In Eat Right for Your Type, Peter D'Adamo, a naturopath, claimed that people should eat foods compatible with their blood type. Under his regimen, those with the O blood group, for instance, should follow a higher-protein/lower-carbohydrate diet, while those in the A group should be mainly vegetarian. He claims his diet will "lead you back to the essential truths that live in every cell of your body and link you to your historical, evolutionary ancestry".

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The calories that most of us consume are just not the same from a nutritional standpoint as those calories from decades and centuries before. Though it can be argued that a high-calorie diet will cause weight gain and a low-calorie diet will lead to weight-loss, the body's health does not solely rely on this aspect of nutrition. If the body is constantly supplied with calories that have no nutritional value, the body will want to eat more, causing weight gain, obesity and disease.
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I do not stand behind ANY of these diets, and I can not claim ANY of them will make you any different than you are right now. And what you are right now is GORGEOUS!
Have a great Friday.
Marija

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Burda Wednesday: March1959, part I


Hello everybody.

For some reason, ever since I've dressed up this morning, my head is filled with "Mahna Mahna"from The Muppet Show, and I doubt it'll go away on it's own. :)

Looking gorgeous in red.

Here are some rings 
(to remind us, not-yet-tied-up, to think about it)

Lips are better with "Tosca"

Brave the sun,
with amazing dresses
shapes are loose and breezy.

I say "Stripes!"


This would be perfect for a holiday.


I see a bunny  I think of EAster
(it's so CLOSE now!)

Grace Kelly?
Sure looks like Princess of Monaco.

This is like a snap from some glamorous movie, right?

Polka-dot my heart! :)

Braving out PURE colors.

Something about this olive-colored dress, 
makes me smile from joy.


Ladies (and fashionable gents), this issue of Burda - and all those to come - are more and more up-with-changes. Can you see how lines change, how dress style and shoe have became less ball-room and more street-friendly? 
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but, why am I singing
"Mahna Mahna"from The Muppet Show?!
This is why:

Yup!
It's a pinafore dress ..trousers?
and it's made out of velvet.

Have a wonderful Wednesday.
Marija