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COOL-CAROL

" feel like singin'...err carolin' darrlin'..."




......Chestnuts roasting on an open fire,
Jack Frost nipping on your nose,
Yuletide carols being sung by a choir,
And folks dressed up like Eskimos...
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" Of course we look COOL
...Eskimos always do! "

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Fish skin boots!

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have you been naughty or nice?

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...unlike the French kiss!

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....And so I'm offering this simple phrase,
To kids from one to ninety-two,
Although its been said many times, many ways,
A very Merry Christmas to you...
FFA-LALALALA LA LA LA LA... LA !!!.
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TRIVIA : Chestnuts roasting on an open fire is definitively called the Christmas Song. The lovely music and lyrics were composed by Torme and Wells in 1946. The most popular recording of this truly great Christmas song, Chestnuts roasting on an open fire was recorded by Nat King Cole. The strong imagery in the words to this Christmas song are also complimented by such sentiments as reflected in one of its lines "from kids from from one to ninety-two" which encompass the essence of the family Christmas. The notion that a traditional Christmas should be white is also profligated in the lyric of this Christmas song, Chestnuts roasting on an open fire. Click HERE for the complete lyrics..
At the end of last century, there were an estimated 117,000 Eskimo's living in Greenland, Denmark, Alaska, Canada and Siberia. Eskimos are called different names depending on where they live. In Alaska they can be called either Eskimo or Inuit, in Canada they are called Inuit and in Greenland they are known as Kalaadlit. Their similar languages, characteristics and cultures link these communities. Eskimo were thought to be related to American Indians, but it is now known that they originally came from Asia. Scientists worked this out from their blood type and their small hands and feet, which is a predominant trait in Asian countries. Blood type is hereditary, that means it is passed on through your family, and all Eskimo have blood type B.Eskimo culture was completely adapted to the cold Arctic conditions and harsh winters with temperatures around minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit and only a glimmer of sunlight at dawn and dusk. Eskimo have only one word for snow and that is aput, but they have many words to describe the type of snow such a powdery or compacted... - via Silkhouse.co.UK
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PICs : Photographer Matt Irwin f Vogue Russia, Old-Picture.com, 2Littlehands, Costumes.org, Uli Weber, Ojozat.blogspot, Oildrum.com, Louis Goldin, W Magz, Ads f Bynolyt & Jeep, Cartoonstock & Allposter .com, boots via Alibaba, Flickr's Abo, Etsy's Puzzimal & Eureekawindow, ChristmastreeStock catalog.
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57 comments:

Erin said...

I wish I could rock the fur lined hood, they all look so stylish.
Also, I want that knit doll!

xphoebelinax said...

ohhhh beautiful photos as per usual! :)

i've always wanted to be in an igloo! :D

janettaylor said...

Hi,

What a lovely post! I love blog! ;)

I link your blog on my bloglist! ;) ;)

xoxo: Janet

joana said...

thank you darling for your comment
i love the pictures

designerman said...

wow! you really do your research. fantastic.

all those eskimos and igloos and not even a mention of the person who ran as vice president who lost you-know-who!

thank you!

Caroline @ Absolutely Unique said...

Oh what a lovely post, darling! It makes me want to be cozy and warm near a fireplace. Although the weather is pretty hot here in Argentina!
xoxo
Caroline

sammi-lise ^_^ said...

that fur lined hood thing is so fluffy! like that wolf!
and the ice chamber with the menorah...ahhh gorgeous...
but i could imagine how chilly it must get in there

Elle said...

As always, great pictures and great post.

I WANT the knit doll too - so cute!

Kim said...

Those pictures made me happy. Especially since we're having unseasonably warm weather this week and that depresses me. I have opposite S.A.D. - I LIKE when it's cold and gray! It's supposed to cool back down this weekend, thank God because I can't handle a warm Christmas. That's why I moved away from Florida.

StyleCopycat said...

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Bella said...

Baby you know just how to pick the most engaging images!
I'm feeling all warm and cozy just looking through them... lol-xxx

I can't believe Christmas is nearly here... from my window, I can see the snow, and I'm thinking I could use one of these incredible hoods right about now!

xxx

Savvy Mode SG said...

i always want to visit one of these ice hotel.

Franziska said...

hey lenore
I'm sorry you haven't heard from me for so long....
how are you? I really hope you are having a wonderful christmas time!
how was your trip to europe? what did you visit?
it is beautifull here where I live at the moment! lots and lots of snow! you can see some pictures on my blog!
lots of love and a big hug
franziska

melmo said...

oh you're so right. folks dresses like eskimos :)
but in the first pic it looks amazing!

please sir said...

Such a fun post - I love their jackets!!

Leah said...

what a FUN post. i loved every image! i have always thought eskimos had a stark beauty to them! to see these photos all together...what a treat. thanks!

Sugar Sweet Thoughts said...

oooohhhhh... I want a fur lined coat w/ a cool fur lined hood! Do igloos really look like that on the inside?

I think I'll go get a nice warm cup of hot chocolate to help warm up my feetsies after reading such a wintery cold post. :-)

DaisyChain said...

This post really, really made me smile.

cindy : quaint said...

wow, these are so great together. i love all the eskimo-love.

Couture Carrie said...

Cool trivia and furry images! Love the igloo how-to, L!

xoxox,
CC

Vain and Vapid said...

Such a beautiful collection of photos. I do not deal very well with the cold but I definitely have to go to one of those hotels made of ice at least once in my life....

Sal said...

Another gorgeous collection of images! My husband just got a new coat with a faux fur-trimmed hood and we were wondering about the history of fur trim. Looking at these photos, I'm betting hoods used to be entirely lined with fur and some would peek out ... then folks realized it'd be cheaper to just rim the hood with fuzz!

Kira Fashion said...

hi!

So cute skimo style!
love iT!

a kiss for you,
thanks a lot for passing at my blog!

Franco said...

I love eskimos with blue eyes.
they are hot
really nice inspiration.
thanks you for your sweet comment.

mothersvea said...

Oh the old eskimo lady smiling is sucha cute picture!

i.d. said...

You have no idea how happy this post makes me! Merry christmas to you too! xx

WendyB said...

I hate the cold yet I weirdly want to spend a night at an ice hotel.

megat said...

I WANT LINK YOUR BLOG.OK

Mrs.French said...

amazing post...i want to run out and get a fur lined hood..xo t

frankie-lou and tallulah said...

so cute... warm eskimo fun... love the first pic...

Cate said...

Wow, I didn't know that all Eskimos have blood type B! I also read somewhere that they do not like to be called Eskimos, as that in their language means 'raw meat eater' while Inuit means 'human'. And fish skin boots - I think I've never seen anything of the likes!

Linda Sue said...

wow you are one busy bloggerific queen! Wonderful post - kept me entertained for half a day!

Dorkys Ramos said...

The Ice Hotel looks so cool (no pun intended), but I'd probably freeze to death in there. Would still love to visit someday!

Dani @ Weddings Fresh said...

love your blog! thanks for visiting weddings fresh! i love, love winter and especially winter fashion :)

merry Christmas!

heartofpearl♥ said...

all those fur looks so luxurious
i want to be wrapped in some now im freezing!

Tiffany said...

beautiful photos ! Your blog is a good read, darling.

also, i wanted to thank you for the lovely comment on my blog ! It was nice to hear, seeing as I thought that people had given up on my blog.

Thankyou, and I hope you're well !
xox.

Becca Jane said...

great collection of photos

jaleh said...

what an amazing post! i love your blog, everything is so well thought out and generally amazing haha

Songy said...

I'm enlightened. Thank you for that.

Petra said...

Aww i want to dress like an eskimo now!! Love the fur (faux) lined hood, they are so toasty and chic.

Cute and very inspiring post! xx

AsianCajuns said...

What an awesome post!!! I love the trivia and all the gorgeous pix! Merry Christmas to you too!

Lisa PN said...

lenore,
your choice of photos is so captivating! i love the juxtapostion between the fashion shots and the historic images of the Inuit! Awesome!

Katie said...

I am loving fur this winter, it looks so cosy and is just perfect for the cold months. I would love a big hooded coat like that, i'd never be cold again!

Also, the wolf photograph is just magical and beautiful :)

Take care! Katie x

CHARMAINE said...

happy happy holidays :):) so many fun picturessss!!! i want to build and live in an igloo... that would be fun!

dapper kid said...

Wow these are beautiful, I have always admired Yupik and Inuit patterns and clothing! It makes living in the freezing cold oh so appealing!

Romeika said...

You always make such lovely posts!:)

Song of Style said...

i clearly enjoyed looking at all the awesome photos which were also funny(like the naked girl and the asian guy lol)

Susanna-Cole said...

When it's cold outside, I definately feel like dressing like an eskimo! :D

xoxo,
S-C

stellawantstodie said...

nice look, eskimo´s looks!!
but imposible to me live in a igloo, so cold!!!

mond said...

louise goldin — space eskimo!

Mary-Laure said...

I'm all for Eskimos but the rest of us should NOT wear fur. Ever.

jor.G3/CANTOS said...

very nice & deep research of a trend!!
mery christmas!

please sir said...

Wishing you another Happy Holidays!

Susanna-Cole said...

Hey, just wanted to drop by and wish you a happy holiday season with this card I made for you, I can’t attach it, so here’s the link:

http://img517.imageshack.us/img517/3029/lenorecr7.png

Sorry I didn't know your first name, so I just used the first part of your user name. ;)

xoxo,
S-C

Winnie said...

Love this eskimo themed post. So cosy!

Tiffany said...

consider yourself tagged, miss :)

Jack Daniel said...

wow, such an interesting blog!

You too happy holidays and happy new year!