Thursday, 12 February 2015

The Daily Teaser — 12-5-2015: Fashion

Ohhhhh … but I’m glad I managed to boil that kettle … !

No, really … !

I don’t know about you, but, first thing in the morning?   First thing in the morning, I don’t feel human until I get that first cup of tea down my neck.

But isn’t that true of all of us?

First thing many of us do in the morning … ?

Grab the caffeine!


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: and scoring five out of five.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video

Q1) 12th February sees Christian Dior introduce his New Look range.   In which year of the 1940s?
Q2) The introduction was at the Dior’s HQ: at 30 Avenue Montaigne.   In which French city is 30 Avenue Montaigne?
Q3) The phrase, New Look, was coined by the then editor of which fashionable magazine: Cosmopolitan, Vogue or Harper’s Bazaar?
Q4) That year also saw the release of Dior’s first perfume.   What was that perfume’s name: Dior Pour Homme, Miss Dior or Opium?
Q5) More to the point, which Italian born, French designer, worked on Dior’s perfumes?
Q6) In Mrs ’Arris Goes To Paris, Mrs Harris went to Paris to buy a Dior … what?
Q7) Who performed 2010 song, Christian Dior Denim Flow: Snoop Dogg, Kanye West or Jay Z?
Q8) John Galliano was head of the House of Dior: from 1996 until when?
Q9) More to the point, he hired which South African actress to advertise Dior’s J’Adore perfumes?
Q10) Finally … In which year of the 1950s did Christian Dior die?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 11th February, 660 BC, is the traditional date of the accession of Emperor Jimmu of Japan.   What’s the name of Japan’s largest island: Hokkaidō, Honshū, Shikoku or Kyūshū?
A1) Honshū.
Q2) 11th February,  2001, saw the launch of a famous virus: named after which tennis player?
Q3) 11th February, 1979, saw supporters of Ayatollah Khomeini take control of the capital of Iran.   What IS that capital?
A3) Tehran.
Q4) 11th February, 1906, saw Pope Pius 10th issue a papal letter sent,  denouncing the separation of Church and State.   These letters are called what: encyclicals, bulls or notes?
Q5) Finally … 11th February, 1929, saw Italy sign the Lateran Treaty: with whom?
A5) The Vatican/Holy See.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“A dress is a piece of ephemeral architecture, designed to enhance the proportions of the female body.”

Christian Dior.
And this tune from Morrissey … 

Have a good day!

*        Alfred, did you mean, Debbi?   THINK you’re getting mixed up with Merlin, there … !   At any rate, he does do rather well.   And he’s not been eaten by cannibals, blown up, or seriously injured by werewolves.   (Actually, Debbi?   Go watch Dog Soldiers: it’s great fun.)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I'll do that. And, yes, I meant Alfred! :) Me and my mangled fingers.

1. 1947
2. Paris
3. Harper's Bazaar
4. Miss Dior
5. Pierre Cardin
6. evening gown
7. Kanye West
8. 2011
9. Charlize Theron
10. 1957