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THE HIGHS AND LOWS OF SHORTS

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1932 Alice Marble serves up the world’s first ladies’ tennis shorts.
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1935 Pinup queen Betty Grable makes shorts seem vampy, even while cycling.
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1954 Audrey Hepburn lends respect-ability to the style.
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1974 Bjorn Borg’s tighty-whities inspire the first tennis groupies.
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1976 Martha Stewart makes a risque style decision with her denim onesie.
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1988 Richard Simmons’s super-short style is enough to have him benched.
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1989 Demi Moore deserved no awards the year she wore these to the Oscars.
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1991 Axl Rose proves there’s a way to desecrate Old Glory without burning it.
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2001 Rappers like Big Boi of Outkast bring shorts to new lows.
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2008 Kate Moss takes the passe denim cutoff and makes it chic.
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2009 Dolce & Gabbana was just one of the many labels showing shorts this spring.VIEW SOURCE & READ ARTICLE:THE STRANGE HISTORY OF SHORTS (SOURCE: magazine.wsj.com)
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While  the Grand Karamboa was very pleasant, there wasn’t much point in travelling so far from the UK and just hanging around the hotel campus, so we booked a trip into the island’s capital Sal Rei.

Sal Rei is the largest settlement on Boa Vista. The name in Portuguese means salt king and sea salt used to be the major industry here, until cheaper mined salt started to grace European dining tables. Today the major industry is tourism and it wasn’t long before we found ourselves taken to the ‘African market’

The sad thing was that hardly any of the items on sale were locally produced, there is an awful lot of tat and most of really nice stuff like the masks and wood carvings are imported from Africa.

Some of the traders were a bit persistent, but eventually we managed to get back out on the street. Mind you…

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