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We last shared the news back in April, how Qantas plans to revamp their flight attendant uniform to modernize the look and, possibly, turn heads while cruising around airports. The official launch isn't until December, but some cabin crew have been test-wearing them for a few months now.
On a recent flight on the Red Roo, we caught a flash of fuchsia whizzing by our seat and realized it was a new uniform, in the wild. Then we saw it as she turned the galley corner; the navy shift-dress with pink and red highlights and matching neck scarf.
We briefly got the lowdown on what our attendant thought of the new Martin Grant-designed uniform and she had nothing but positive praise for the look, with the exception of the Trilby hat, which is a bit too hot for summer months.
Keep an eye out for the new duds on Qantas flights this month, and absolutely in December when the fresh uniforms become standard. After seeing the new uniform coupled with perfect hair and makeup, all we can say is (Trilby) hats off to Qantas!
[Photo: Rayme Gorniak/Jaunted]
We've all been theretraveling in a foreign city enjoying the sights, but having to pull out the paper map or Google Maps to re-orient. Not only is the action embarrassing and a tell-tale sign that you're a tourist, but it increases the risk that you'll become the victim of petty crime.
Fear not, for the folks at Design Hype have created metal cuffs embossed with public transport maps of a handful of cities. Now, when jumping from Uptown to Downtown Manhattan, you merely need glance at your wrist to determine if the A, C or E train is the one to hop on for your desired destination.
We can't all be Beyonce. Taking a passport photo is only slightly less awkward than having a mugshot snapped, and since the person holding the camera is often an underpaid employee of a drug store photo corner, the responsibility for making you look good in the photo falls completely on yourself.
The US State Department gives a ton of photo examples for both bad and good passport photo-taking practices, but they don't address the important questions, like, "can I double down on the Applebee's margaritas the night before my photo?"
And this, reader, is why we're here to help. Without further ado, our top tips on looking good in your passport photo:
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Just because the leaves are falling doesn't mean it's time to write Northern Europe off the itinerary. On the contrary, for it's in the colder months that the colder cities unveil their cultural treasures with special museum exhibits, such as the one debuting tomorrow at Gemeentemuseum Den Haag in the Hague, Netherlands.
Running from October 12, 2013 through February 2, 2014, The Chanel Legend is an exhibition on Coco Chanel's most iconic designs and a retrospective of "little black dress" designs. While the focus is primarily on the rise of the House of Chanel in the early half of the 20th century, there's also reflection on Karl Lagerfeld's modern-day build of the brand into the 21st century to become what is it now: a legend.
A few more details, straight from the museum:
As much as we hate to say it, now is the time to begin buying holiday gifts…specifically those which require some extra time for customization. Now comes the difficult part: what exactly to get for someone who "has it all," or "has been everywhere?"
We've had our own eye on simple, metal jewelry stamped with the latitude and longitude of a special place. Google Maps can easily provide that information, and handmade-focused sites like Etsy are chock full of expensive and inexpensive options, from leather cuffs with tiny pewter plaques, to engraved necklace pendants and this unisex ring.
For example, a friend went this route to commemorate the very location she made a life-changing decision and literally changed course. She now wears a bracelet to remember to keep moving forward, even if it's actually away from that specific spot.
What could a manicure possibly have to do with travel?
NYC-based manicurist and salon owner Jin Soon Choi is famous for simple and elegant nail looks. But the look she created for the Tibi show at New York Fashion Week this week had a somewhat surprising backstory.
It's that time of the year again! That's rightthe semiannual New York Fashion Week is nearly half over, but is still very much wreaking havoc on the Big Apple. During this period, New York's most talked-about restaurants and clubs have RSVP lists overflowing with the DYKWIA ("do you know who I am")-types, and even a few of the city's most touristed locations become fashion victims.
Let's take a look at those now, so that you can either avoid or stalk the fashion folk this week:
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As it's officially Fashion Week in New York City, it's only appropriate to mention what NYC's "Hometown Airline" JetBlue is up to on the other sort of runway.
We've already laid out the details and sketches of the new uniforms, but here we have actual photos of the fresh duds, the first uniform refresh by JetBlue in its 12-year existence.
While much of the United States took Labor Day Weekend off for some needed rest and relaxation, there was one industry working double time: the fashion industry. You see, the week-long spectacle of runway shows and designer presentations that is New York Fashion Week begins in just a couple days.
"Fashion season" is actually just revving up. Following NYFW comes LFW, then MFW, then PFW and on and on until the cycle repeats. To arrange your social calendar, and to avoid attempting reservations at the hottest hotels and restaurants in these cities during the busiest and sceniest of times, here's when and where to expect Fashion Weeks:
With the passing of Labor Day comes the end to the official wearing-of-white months. Traditionally, white pants season (and relatedly, Sperry Topsider season) lasts from Memorial Day until the very last gasp of summer on Labor Day. Any other timewearing white is completely at your own risk. Still, remember that Labor Day is an American holiday, so other countries don't have such definitive end-dates for summer attire.
It's become a tradition for us to extend the white-pants-wearing season a tad by clueing you in, every year, as to where it's still okay to don your chalk linen slacks. So now, for 2013, 7 cities for wearing white any time of year:
Although this Jaunted writer has been a lifelong beauty product junkie, it took me a while to come around to solid perfume. But these small products have plenty of practical uses during travel. Has the guy next to you clearly not showered since his last flight? Swipe a solid perfume across your wrist and the air quality will immediately improve.
Although they often look more like lip balm than body spray, these awesome unspillable products are the perfect addition to your carry-on bag. Here are a few of our top solid perfume recommendations, based on where you're traveling (or wish you were):
Plain shoes the color of burlap? Not interested. Throw some passport stamps on them? Interested!
Lonely Planet is celebrating their 40th anniversary and doing so by partnering up with TOMS to release a limited-edition pair of TOMS' signature shoe style, just covered in those things we all craveexotic passport stamps.
That sounds awesome, but there is one catch. The shoes aren't available for sale; they'll be distributed solely via online contests on both the Facebook and Twitter account of Lonely Planet and TOMS, and only up until August 15.
And, if you're interested, the Lonely Planet x Toms fun has also produced a free e-book on how to have "a more positive impact on the world while traveling."
[Photo: Lonely Planet]