Artist Makes Necklaces* From Hair

Fashion, Art or just Weird?

There is an expression in English, “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.*”
Certainly, the works of creative art student Kerry Howley, 23, are original.  Also, they required* a great deal of* skill and effort to make.  Some people may find them beautiful, but some people may find them repulsive.*
That’s because Howley makes necklaces from human hair.  She says she was inspired by people’s aversion to hair once it has left the body.  She got the hair from a friend of her mother’s, a Japanese woman who has hair down to her waist.*
“My mother’s friend volunteered* to have 30 centimeters of her hair cut off* for me, which was extremely generous,*” Howley said.
Each necklace took approximately 60 hours to make.
Vocabulary:
necklace – náhrdelník
beholder – pozorovatel
require – vyžadovat
a great deal of – hodně
repulsive – odporný
waist – pas
volunteer – dobrovolně se přihlásit
cut off – odstřihnout
generous – štědrý
Question for discussion:
Would you wear one?

Granny Gets Boob* Job

When you hear about a woman getting breast implants, you usually think of a young woman, trying hard to compete* in  a sexually competitive society.
So, a lot of people were surprised when 83 year old Marie Kolstad, of Santa Ana, California, USA decided to get them.
Mrs. Kolstad said she is in good health so “why not take advantage of it?”
She said she decided to have the work, which costs between 5 and 6,000 euros, done because she was not happy with what old age had done to her figure.  “Your breasts go in one direction and your brain goes in another,” she said.
There is no medical reason* why an elderly* woman shouldn’t get a breast implant.  One plastic surgeon* said “I’d rather operate on  a healthy 70 to 75 year old than and unhealthy 40-something patient.”
Vocabulary:
boob – koza (prso)
compete – soutěžit
reason – důvod
elderly – starší
surgeon – chirurg
waste – plýtvat
Question for discussion:
Is she wasting her money?