The Colors of Mardi Gras Beaming Bright on the Breakers!

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By Netera Landar

WE HAD A VERY COLORFUL Mardi Gras celebration on the Breakers on March 1.  We all know that the holiday is bursting with the colors purple, green and gold, but what do they symbolize?

According to http://www.mardigrasneworleans.com, purple represents justice, green represents faith and gold represents power. Justice and faith are the building blocks of our nation, our communities and families. When one thinks power, that is more of a human desire for success and control.

Learn more about the history of Mardi Gras here: http://www.mardigrasneworleans.com/history.html

 

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Mardi Gras decorations and floats made us feel as if we were at a parade.

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Suz wearing a Mardi Gras mask, bikini, jeans and beads.

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TheBig1LionQueen wearing a striking purple gown, Mardi Gras mask and beads.

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Chickie in her multi-colored Mardi Gras outfit, mask, ribbons and beads.

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Isabel stuns the crowds, gorgeous as always, wearing a Mardi Gras bikini, thigh-high boots and the biggest feathers we’ve ever seen.

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Our DJ MERLIN, and his gal Allie.

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Templar in historical garb. Check out his tattoos. 

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My Mardi Gras outfit this year. 

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Stars raining down on Ruger .

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Diana Pia M. enjoying the party.

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Terry wearing black and white wings, black pants and Mardi Gras beads.

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Kitty in her sexy Mardi Gras outfit. 

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Love the outfit on the left. Reminds me of a painting.

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Mardi Gras with “wow” factor.

Hearts, roses, vintage cards and a romantic party at Breakers!

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arrangement1There are many versions of history that explain the origins of Valentine’s Day. We may never know the actual truth. If we look back to the Roman Empire, historians will tell us that February 14 was a day set aside to honor the Roman Goddess Juno.  The date took on a new meaning during the reign of Emperor Claudius II, when he found it difficult to rebuild his army as soldiers were reluctant to enlist. In an effort to alter the situation, the emperor refused to allow couples to marry. A priest in Rome, named Valentine, defied the Emperor’s order and secretly married couples.  When the Emperor found out, he ordered that the priest be executed. The date of his death is believed to be February 14, 270 A.D.

Another legend states that the priest tried to help Christians escape the prison in Rome, in acting against the wishes of the emperor, he was also imprisoned and sentenced. The tale continues with the priest falling in love with the jailer’s daughter. Before his last days on Earth,  he wrote her a letter and signed it “from your Valentine.”

Today, lovers exchange hearts filled with candy, chocolate-covered strawberries, adorable teddy bears with messages and cards with lovely roses.

On the Breakers, our Valentine’s Day party was held a day after the holiday. Templar’s venue captured a vintage motif and was enjoyed by all that attended. DJ MERLINzzz entertained and Allie was right beside him.

 

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NYCharlie garbed in his pin-striped suit.

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Ruger dancing to the great tunes.

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Framed vintage cards added that sentimental touch. Isa wearing a pretty white and violet dress. Andymarie in her creme-colored dress.


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Alex looking adorable and I’m wearing my favorite red gown.

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MERLINzzz, Allie, Terry, Suz, Isa and Charlie.

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MERLINzzz, Smilemaker, Terry, Suz and Andymarie.

 

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Kitty looks beautiful near the roses.

 

 

 

The Greatest Show on Earth….well, the Breakers

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THE BREAKERS – Feb. 8–Ladies and gentlemen, in the center ring is Smilemaker, lion tamer extraordinaire. She’s got that big kitty looking beautiful and tame during The Breaker Circus Party. All manner of entertainment could be found in the party venue. From thrilling hot air balloon rides, jumping on the trampoline, swinging in the ring, and riding in the kiddie rocket. Thank goodness no one shot out of the cannon. MERLIN was the DJ and Allie danced beside him.

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Templar garbed as an circus performer. We were all waiting for him to get up on a high wire and walk across the venue.

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Merlin as one of the ringmasters. Allie close by.

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Kitty dressed in a sexy circus outfit.

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NYCharlie, co-owner of The Breakers, wearing his ring master garb.

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Adore this picture. Everyone is dancing and look at Temp doing his act.

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Chickie juggling. Not once did she drop one.

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Alex portraying the strongman and I’m a French clown.

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Isa as a harlequin clown.

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Aerial view of the circus venue.

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Better view of Alex the strongman.

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Suz and Terry enjoying the venue.

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Close up of Kitty.

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The big top before the show.

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Thought this was really cute of Terry in the rocket ride.

USO/Mash Party took us back to the reality of war and the USO’s mission

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uso-mash-dance-125_002Templar dug into is endless inventory and recreated the MASH set. You actually felt as if you were in a Mobile Army Surgical Unit during the Korean War. The whirling blades of helicopters were a reminder of the constant incoming rescue teams trying to save lives against the unreal odds. Tents provided shelter, emergency services, sleeping quarters, supply areas and a place to eat.

The USO/MASH party presented us with a window to the reality of war and a glimpse of the dedicated efforts of men and women, through the generations, who perform for the troops. We can only imagine the gift of hearing music from the U.S. while fighting so far from home. How that might ease the stress of being a solider, medic, pilot, commander, for a few hours during their tour of duty.

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Chickie with a retro Victory Roll hairstyle and shimmering gray swing dress.

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Medic Templar with standard issued uniform and helmet.

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Drahama captures the time period with her wavy updo, cat’s eye glasses, and cherry jewelry. Her dress is bright, sexy, and playful.

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Katie in a feminine version of camouflage and Lucky in uniform.

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Isa in a yellow swing dress with a touch of pink and Breeze in a contemporary short jacket, black halter and skinny jeans.

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Alex looking like a four star general. I’m wearing a red swing dress.

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DJ Merlin and his gal, Allie, in uniform.

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Lucky garbed as a soldier.

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Love the rusty truck.

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Queen in uniform.

Ringing in the New Year at the Breakers!

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Temp looking like a New York model. Love the scarf.

THE BREAKERS PLANNING COMMITTEE felt it best to schedule the New Year’s Party after the actual date. We knew everyone would be too busy to come online. On Jan. 11, in a New York simulated street arranged by Temp, we danced to DJ Merlin’s tunes and enjoyed being together. After all, that’s what being part of a virtual community is all about.

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Suz wearing the layered look, Darius garbed in great black outfit and Drahana in a sexy gray gown.

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Ruger taking a chance of not being run down by the taxi when the driver pulls out of his parking spot.

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Temp went all out in setting the stage for our party. Looks like the city subway.

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Steam rises from the sewer, that’s how cold it is.

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Smile, co-owner of The Breakers, joins the party.

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How many sim owners can you say continue to plan events that entertain and build friendships?

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Isabel rocking in the New Year.

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Chickie wearing another great outfit.

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Merlin and his gal, Allie, always a joy to be with, hits us with one great tune after another.

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While my avatar is dancing, busy taking 40-50 pictures.

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Kitty celebrating the New Year. Love the outfit. Have to ask where she bought it.

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Then came the fireworks!!!

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How wonderful is that?

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Shadow joined us after the countdown.

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Shary in a wonderful, sheer, black gown.

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Allie and Merlin dancing together and drinking champagne.

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Looks like a real New York street.

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The Breakers community wishes everyone a Happy New Year!

Breakers Holiday Gala held in beautiful setting!

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Kitty Dorchester wearing a gorgeous formal gown. She seems to have captured the very stars above us.

An enchanting setting awaited us during The Breaker’s Holiday Gala. Snow covered trees, a colorful merry-go-round, half moon and Christmas sleighs greeted us as we teleported to the dance area on Wednesday, Dec. 14.

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Temp looks like he stepped right out of the pages of yesteryear with his pin-stripped suit.

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A festive merry-go-round with circus animals.

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Isa wearing a beige and white gown with a lovely floral addition.

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Suz looking elegant in her black gown.

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Allie and DJ MERLIN dancing the night away.

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A half-moon carriage awaits the next rider. Rutger dancing near the horse.

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Whenever we have a themed party, half the fun is seeing what everyone chooses to wear. Love her gown.

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Rudy wearing a Dicken’s era suit, Ascot tie, and stylish hat and let’s not forget the pipe.

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Nikki D. in a strapless gown with a holiday touch.

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MERLIN, Smile dancing. Love the full gown behind MERLIN.

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A winter setting set the stage for our holiday gala.

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What a beautiful gown.

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Alex in a Dicken’s suit and walking stick. Kitty and I.

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NYCharlie looked handsome in a tux.

Once a year Halloween Venue Materializes on Breakers

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Templar in a steampunk costume.

Breakers residents celebrated their Halloween party in a haunted castle high up on a hill. The stone build appeared to have slipped right out of the pages of a horror novel as it was filled with monuments, skulls and gnarled trees. Upon the stone and dirt we danced and got a kick out of each other’s costumes. DJ MERLINzzz played everything from Ozzy Osbourne’s “Dreamer,” to The Lovin’ Spoonful’s “Do You Believe in Magic?”

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DJ MerlinZzz as one of the Three Musketeers.

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Alex as a Mythical God, Chickie in a bodysuit draped with a spiderweb and orchids, and Ruger in his Phantom of the Opera costume.

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Don’t know how he had the time, but Trump came to the party.

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Miss Piggy and Kermie made an appearance in a formal gown and tux. Never saw Kermit in a top hat before, adorable.

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Smilemaker as the recently deceased Marie Antoinette.

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What a costume this was. There was so much to see. Loved the hat. If you look closely you can see a hand holding a lantern. There’s a snake wrapped loosely around her neck. Rats, skulls on a bright violet short dress.

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Ruger as the Phantom. Looking handsome.

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Suz as a sexy police officer. No man is going to say “no” to her.

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Sometimes you just can’t get any rest.

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Lady Queenbsxy and her hitchhiking skeleton enjoyed dancing to DJ MERLINzzz’ music.

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Here’s a close up. Love the make-up.

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Had to use this photo. Part of my ice queen gown created a ghostly effect behind MERLIN.

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The ice queen costume.

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This scene had to have a special filter. Wouldn’t want to walk here in the dark of night.

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Temp seen from ground level up. Made an interesting photo.

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Temp removed his Steampunk mask. A goblet of champagne in his hand.

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Feels like a cemetery with its haunting statues and stone walls.

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Gabby in a pretty Medieval gown.

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A sentry guards the church from elements of evil for all of eternity.

Screen Test: Movie Star Night on the Breakers

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We chose Movie Star Night for our next dance on The Breakers. It really gave us something to look forward to. We weren’t sure who was going to walk through the studio door. When they did, we were surprised. Templar rezzed a Hollywood studio and set the stage. The cameras were ready for live coverage and we enjoyed DJ MERLINzzz’s great selection of popular songs.

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Smilemaker as Mae West. She wore a Dressed By Lexi gown and looked lovely.

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Allie and Merlin as the Blues Brothers.

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Ginger attends her first Breaker’s party looking like a Hollywood celebrity.

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Audrey Hepburn and Elvis. How neat is that?

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Audrey attended the dance and then headed to Tiffany’s for Breakfast.

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Sophia Loren, Clark Gable and Ginger.

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Mae West, Audrey Hepburn, Sophia Loren and Ginger dancing to DJ Merlin’s chosen tunes.

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Even Dracula dropped in.

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Clark Gable, Ginger, and Sophia.

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Didn’t know Spock could dance.

Bad Hair Day strikes at the Breakers!

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By Netera Landar

IT WAS BOUND to happen. We’ve had powerful waves strike the boulders off the sim. We’ve had women in poodle skirts and greasers hanging around and now this. Smilemaker requested “Bad Hair Day” and it fell upon the residents of The Breakers with a force we’ve never seen. I warn you that these pictures are for mature eyes only. I would not eat dinner before viewing them. (Just kidding)

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Templar wearing what can be best described as clown hair.

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Smilemaker wearing super wide rainbow hair.

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That’s the DJ and his gal: Merlin and Allie in 1960 mode.

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Star kitten with thick, braided hair.

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Only wish I had this kind of hair in rl.

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NYCharlie with a white/gray mohawk.

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Isabel wearing a gothic gown and bright green hair.

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Suzieq2u with wild purple hair.

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Lady Queenbsxy with a braided updo.

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While she has wild hair, she looks like a contemporary model.

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It’s not the Fourth of July and there’s nothing wrong with his hair style.

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Got a few cute dance moves going on here.

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Allie looks good with this hairstyle.

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Cute outfit.

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Alex has really set the bar on bad hair day.

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Dancing, yep, in a barber shop.

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All in all, the party was lot of fun. Next one has us dressed like movie stars.