The Great Anna Wintour

The Great Anna Wintour

Alexander isn't the only "Great"
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The man was great, powerful, forceful, brilliant, dominant, ruthless and embodied strength. To earn a title with the name “Great” following their actual name, one must be an incredibly skilled conqueror who is willing to do whatever it takes to achieve success. This is what makes one especially superior at what they do. Macedonian King Alexander the Great ruled lands spanning across countries and is regarded as one of history’s most powerful and talented rulers. Alexander the Great is not the only forceful power who used his implacable personality to get to the top. However, in comparison to Anna Wintour, he is the one who receives the widely spread, positive acknowledgement for his achievements even if that meant he gained them by conquering and killing people with vicious weapons and lack of empathy.

In contrast, Wintour’s road to success didn’t consist of physical violence or deaths. Wintour got to the top as result of her tongue that is as sharp as a knife, her sheer determination and a stern attitude along with her opinions that are never up for discussion or disagreement. While both Alexander the Great and Wintour are deemed successful in their respective fields and share common personality traits, Alexander gains the title of “Great” and Wintour gets stuck with the prefix “Nuclear” preceding her first name. In somewhat of a comparison, Wintour rules her fashion empire, Vogue, with an iron fist and stops at nothing to get what she wants. Why is it then, that the male figure gains the respect while the female figure is deemed as “nuclear,” chilly and a bitch? Perhaps fifty years from now Wintour too, will be regarded as a historically “Great” figure and not just a bitchy woman who never got a different haircut.

The line of work that Wintour has so proudly stamped her name on is very cutthroat and demanding and it is certain that there are not many individuals who could do it as well as she does. Her inborn sense of intellect and style, along with her chilly and precise personality are what make her so enigmatic. This enigma with large black sunglasses, a Louise Brooks haircut and a net worth of $35 million dollars, is not a force to be reckoned with. Forces like Wintour deserve to be remembered and celebrated. Her legacy will live on through her works in Vogue and the rest of the publication’s extensions.

For a woman who never even carries a handbag, she has left an enormous empire of success that she will carry for the rest of her life and beyond. Anna Wintour got to the top just like the rest of the “Greats” in history and she deserves to stay there. Hopefully in a few years, Alexander won’t be the only one with the title “Great” attached to his first name, and hopefully one of those Greats will be a woman, no less.

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20 Small Tattoos With Big Meanings

Tattoos with meaning you can't deny.
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It's tough to find perfect tattoos with meaning. You probably want something permanent on your body to mean something deeply, but how do you choose a tattoo that will still be significant in 5, 10, 15, or 50 years? Over time, tattoos have lost much of their stigma and many people consider them a form of art, but it's still possible to get a tattoo you regret. So here are 20 tattoos where you can't go wrong. Here are 20 small tattoos with big meanings. (But don't blame me if you still have to deal with questions that everyone with a tattoo is tired of hearing!).

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1. A semi-colon indicates a pause in a sentence but does not end. Sometimes it seems like you may have stopped, but you choose to continue on.



2. "A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor."



3. Top symbol: unclosed delta symbol which represents open to change. Bottom symbol: strategy.



4. "There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls."



5. Viking symbol meaning "create your own reality."



6.Greek symbol of Inguz: where there's a will, there's a way.

7. Psalm 18:33 "He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he causes me to stand on the heights."



8. 'Ohm' tattoo that represents 4 different states of consciousness and a world of illusion: waking (jagrat), dreaming (swapna), deep sleep (sushupti), transcendental state (turiya) and world of illusion (maya)



9. Alchemy: symbolizes copper, means love, balance, feminine beauty and artistic creativity.



10. The Greek word “Meraki” means to do something with soul, passion, love and creativity or to put yourself in to whatever you do.



11. Malin (Skövde, Sweden) – you have to face setbacks to be able to go forward.

12. Symbol meaning "thief" from the Hobbit. It was the rune Gandalf etched into Bilbo's door so the dwarves could find his house.



13. “Lux in tenebris” means “light in darkness.”

14. Anchor Tattoo: symbolizing strength & stability, something (or someone) who holds you in place, and provides you the strength to hold on no matter how rough things get.

15."Ad Maiora” is translated literally as “Towards greater things.” It is a formula of greeting used to wish more success in life, career or love.



16. A glyphs means “explore.” It was meant as a reminder for me to never stop exploring.

17. "Aut inveniam viam aut faciam," meaning roughly, "Either I shall find a way, or I will make one."



18. Lotus Flower. It grows in muddy water, and it is this environment that gives forth the flower’s first and most literal meaning: rising and blooming above the murk to achieve enlightenment.

19. The zen (or ensō) circle to me represents enlightenment, the universe & the strength we all have inside of us.

20. Two meanings. The moon affirms life. It looks as if it is constantly changing. Can reminds us of the inconsistency of life. It is also symbolizes the continuous circular nature of time and even karma.


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5 Best High-End Shoe Look-A-Likes

Have you been wanting a pair of high-end sneakers for a while, but don’t want to break the bank, here are some knockoffs that might keep you satisfied.
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Have you been wanting a pair of high-end sneakers for a while, but don’t want to break the bank? Here are some knockoffs that might keep you satisfied.

Yeah, I’m that person who will ask for a pair of high-end fashionable sneakers, that may cost hundreds of dollars, for Christmas or my birthday, but usually expect not to get any. My birthday is coming up soon and of course what am I going to ask for the Balenciaga Triple S Trainers that are almost $900. Now, knowing I probably won’t get these for my birthday, in fact knowing I won’t get these, I also asked for the Adidas Yeezy Wave Runner 700’s that sell lower than the Balenciaga’s but still not affordable let alone cheap.

Knowing I probably won’t get a $300 sneakers from Yeezy Supply, I thought to myself maybe these sneakers would be available on some knockoff store somewhere, but with such an expensive sneaker the prices they sell them for may be too suspicious and have me paying for something I’ll never get.

An affordable sneaker to me will be worth $100 or less, so I figured the only way I’m going to get close to getting these shoes is to see if I can find almost replicas of these sneakers. The search was on and these are what I found.

1. LOUIS VUITTON ARCHLIGHT SNEAKERS

Original: $1,090.00

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Lookalike: $90


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2. BALENCIAGA TRIPLE S TRAINERS

Original: $895

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Lookalike: $99.95


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3. BALENCIAGA SPEED TRAINERS

    Original: $750

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    Lookalike: $99.95


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    4. ADIDAS YEEZY BOOST 700 ‘WAVE RUNNER’

    Original: $300

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    Lookalike: $89.90

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    5. NMD_CS2 PRIMEKNIT SHOES

    Original: $180

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    Lookalike: $69.95


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