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how to research trends But is the only place you find cashmere wool coat from Kashmir? Not at all, although the origins of the word came from the Kashmir area from the Persian times, we are fortunate that many other locations are now producing cashmere. One in particular is in Inner Mongolia, northern China. This area is the biggest producer of cashmere goats in the wool. Vary the pressure when working with color to give the sketch shadows and highlights. Never mind coloring outside the lines, because neatness in drawing doesn count much compared with the tangible creation that results from the idea. Some designers even purposefully color outside the outline, making the sketch more artistic and abstract. Many films of the 1940s centered on the trials and tribulations of the brave men and women fighting for freedom in Europe and the Pacific. In order to express its support for the hardships and rations endured during the War by regular citizens, Hollywood created simple and subdued costumes during this period. Women dressed in simple suits or slacks with sensible shoes. Batman Forever Return of Swamp Thing (Truly bad but I couldn make a strong enough case to call it a superhero film) Elektra Meteor Man (This film almost made my list but I left if off since it is mainly a spoof) Ghost Rider Dick Tracy And finally, I have to mention one film that was excluded that perhaps deserves the number one spot and that the 1994 Fantastic Four film that was never released theatrically or on video although it been heavily bootlegged. Intending it to be a $40 big budget film, the producer, Neu Constantin was about to lose his rights to the film and had to produce something. He hired director Roger Corman to make the film but not for $40 million. Matchy Matchy doesn't always work in the fashion world because sometimes you have to mix and match your outfits along with a little color. With the rules of wearing white after labor day doesn't really apply anymore. In fashion, you'll need to take certain risks without being afraid to strut your stuff in those outfits that you own. Are you one of those people that know exactly what you want but you have trouble finding it. Try looking for it on Ebay. You will be shocked to find exactly what you are looking for in a very reasonable price. Should petite women buy, tweak, or skip the animal influences trend for fall/winter 2010/2011? I say tweak on this fall fashion trend. Furs, whether real or faux, tend to be quite bulky, so petite women should wear them with care. For example, a fur lined hood may work better than a full length fur coat.
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
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Panasonic investing $30 million in Tesla Motors


Panasonic Corp. is investing $30 million in Tesla Motors Inc., the U.S. maker of electric sports cars, eyeing expansion in the global market for green vehicles, both sides said Thursday.


Panasonic will acquire about a 2% stake in Tesla by purchasing Tesla common stock at $21.15 per share. Panasonic, which already makes batteries for Tesla vehicles, said the two firms will jointly market and sell battery packs for electric cars.


Apart from Panasonic, Toyota Motor Corp. already has invested $50 million in the high-end electric car maker. Toyota has also signed a $60 million contract to have Tesla help develop an electric version of Toyota’s RAV4 crossover vehicle.


“It is an honour and a powerful endorsement of our technology that Panasonic, the world’s leading battery-cell manufacturer, would choose to invest in and partner with Tesla,” said Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk. “We believe our partnership with them will enable us to further improve our battery pack while reducing cost.”

Tesla opens first showroom in Asia at Tokyo


Tesla, the Palo Alto maker of electric sports cars and new pal of Toyota, opened a showroom in Tokyo this week. It’s Tesla’s first dealership in Asia. The U.S. maker of electric sports cars is hoping to persuade rich buyers before eventually widening its appeal with cheaper models.


Tesla has globally sold only 1,400 of the electric cars – which start at $101,500 in the U.S and is about 50% more in Japan.  


But Tesla has important connections in Japan. Toyota Motor Corp. is a shareholder in Tesla. Recently investing $50 million in Tesla stocks and signing a $60 million contract to have Tesla help develop an electric version of Toyota’s RAV4 SUV. Besides, Tesla also gets its batteries from Panasonic.



According to Yasuaki Iwamoto, auto analyst at Okasan Securities Co. in Tokyo, says Tesla could influence Toyota in a positive way because Tesla’s approach is so different from Toyota’s. The Japanese automaker is known for its affordable, reliable, if unflashy, cars that are mass-produced in old-style plants. “In the era of electric vehicles, automakers have to change their way of thinking,” Iwamoto told The Associated Press. “Toyota is intrigued by something as alien to its legacy as Tesla.”


The AP also talked with Takao Ozawa, 38, an entrepreneur who drives Japan’s first Tesla. He says he loves the quick, gear-less, silent acceleration of his Tesla (0-60 in 5.6 seconds), but admits he uses it only for his commute and relies on his gas engine Citroen for trips.


But says Ozawa, who used to drive a Ferrari: “It’s a great car. I don’t have to feel guilty driving it either.”