Catwalk Oops and a Career in Fashion

Most fashion models get paid a lot of money to strut their stuff on the catwalk, but that’s not what it’s all about. When they are modeling fashion, they are showing off the items of clothes they are wearing. A mistake is known as catwalk oops by the critics. They normally wear fashion designer clothing and they will show off what best suits them.

When you are learning to become a fashion model, you have to start early and create a stunning walk on the catwalk. You cannot just walk like you would if you are casually walking down the street, it has to be professional and it is sometimes not all that easy to learn.

There is not a specific way everyone does the walk as everyone’s bodies are shaped differently, if you do not want a catwalk oops experience here are just a few tips that you could follow to help you perfect your walk:

1. The steps you take should not be any bigger than the length of your foot.

2. Keep your body inline with your back, keep your back straight and keep your body straight, no slouching!

3. Balance out your weight on each foot when you walk, don’t step heavier on one foot than the other, try keeping all your weight on the balls of your feet.

4. Try and keep your toes pointed straight in front of you or have them slightly outward.

5. Pretend there is a line that you have to stay on, walk with one foot directly in front of the other at all times.

6. Try to keep your legs swinging forward with each step and don’t move your hips from side to side too much, just slightly will do.

7. Always keep your knees bent, but not so much that it’s noticeable, just so that you can jump off them for a smoother walk and it will look natural when you glide across the catwalk.

8. Your arms should move the same as your legs do, this will help you to balance and it will also look professional. When your left foot is forward, have your left arm forward, almost mimicking the movement of your leg, and the other way around.

9. Don’t look stiff! This is important, your shoulders should be loose and your arms should flow freely at your sides.

As they say, practice makes perfect, so what do you have to do if you want to perfect your walk on the catwalk? Practice! Find an area that will allow you to take at least six steps freely. Then put down string or draw a straight line with chalk on the floor. Important important important, make sure the line is straight!

If you can, do this in front of a full length mirror so you can watch yourself as you might be able to point out your own mistakes. You can even dress up for the occasion and pretend there are people there watching you. Or …

Science is Admitting When You Are Wrong

Have you ever noticed that folks get amnesia; it includes you and me,

when we have to say, the results are in, and I was wrong.

Neuroscientists go against type (Homo sapiens), and immediately publish

to the world when their research indicates they are on the wrong side

of the issue.

It does not matter how ancient and venerated the principle, these guys

find the biggest and baddest Journal and go public with the new findings faulting

their previous thinking.

It occurred recently for the treatment for ulcers, the two Australians got the Nobel. They were wrong about neurogenesis, growth of new brain cells, and neuroplasticity, changes in the function and structure of the brain.

Even the Federal Drug Administration admitted in 2007 some of their drug approvals were killing (heart attacks) the users.

For about three centuries the pro forma principle behind human decision-making, according to the international scientific community, was labeled cognitive, based on a reasoning Cost-Benefit-Analysis.

Philosophers and scientists agreed it separated us from other species, and played out in the advancements of western civilization. We think and act, and are not the puppets of our emotions and instincts.

Decision-Making

Professors Antonio and Hanna Damasio, in the year 2,000, while at the University of Iowa College of Medicine, published an article called Emotion, Decision Making and

the Orbitofrontal cortex.

They opposed the iconic vision of Homo sapiens as the embodiment of logic, reason and analysis, by what they called the Somatic Market Hypothesis. It is a fancy name

for adding your right-brain emotions and feelings to your left-brain reasoning skills.

The Damasios go on to propose emotions are represented by changes in your body state. For the geniuses: specifically two areas in your brain; your somatosensory cortex and your orbitofrontal cortex.

Who Cares

First, emotions and instincts occur through your right brain, and are at a non-conscious level (no awareness).

Second, your mental imagery is deeply involved in decision-making. When you

are beset by negative images, you decide differently than when your mental movies

are positive and offer successful reinforcement. Remember, images precede your

feelings and emotions, and result in different behaviors. Think about it.

One more once. Your orbitofrontal cortex is the basis of your reasoning,

logic and lineal Cost-Benefit Analysis. But it is only one piece of the jigsaw

puzzle.

Amygdala

It is your Amygdala, located in the Limbic system of your brain,

and responsible for your emotions and feelings, plus your somatosensory/insula

cortices,and peripheral nervous system, that are the other critical

structures for decision making. It is left and right brain integration.

When you say humans are reasoning creatures, I think, therefore I am, (according to Decartes), you quote the science of yesterday. The Damasios were the first to focused on the relationship between emotion, decision making and working memory.

They feared not the wrath of the scientific establishment in contradicting

the undisputed knowledge of a up to three centuries of science. They chose to destroy the myth of human cognition as the core …