Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Fashion Oriented Jute Bags

These days, so many things are in the trend. According to the trend we use different types of accessories. People want to look stylish as well as impressive. When you go to the market your first priority is that whatever you buy that must be in accord with the trend. Every person has become fashion conscious because it is the demand of the time. This article is totally fashion based.Woman is the first thing that comes to mind when we think of fashion. They are absolutely crazy for being fashionable. This is very essential part for todays life. We usually see that everybody has their particular style in the fashion. So many styles change in the fashion. People want comfort and fashion simultaneously.

We use fashion accessories in our daily life. Any kind of fashion item like jewelry, bags, shoes, clothes, hair accessories is so popular in these days. Among those items jute bags are very common because these are quite different from other. These types of bags are very popular now days. The best quality of these bags is that they are eco-friendly. These bags are decorated with beads work and they are also available in various ranges, colors. These bags are completely suitable for women and for girls also. Jute is not only used in bags but also used in clothing. Jute clothes are very comfortable as well as stylish. In fact these bags suit with every dress.

Every woman wants to look beautiful. Fashion Jewelry increases her beauty because it is very attractive. Any kind of dress material worn by any woman is complete only with the jewelry. This is the most important thing for any woman. We use so many type of jewelry in our daily life like bangles, earrings, nose ring, rings, hair pins etc. When we go somewhere, jewelry is always our preference and the dress can vary. This gives you perfect look and you feel good from inside. These types of jewelries are not only popular among the youngsters but among oldies also. It is so much impressive that everybody wants to wear it.

Finally we are very much sure that jewelry is most loving and desirable thing for women. The women as well as men wear jewelry in very stylish way. Fashion jewelry is common in both of them. On the other hand we can say that jewelry has become the necessity for the peoples.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Most Stunning Shoes of Paris Fashion Week

Although Paris Fashion Week ended just last week, the show has still received reviews. The runways at Paris Fashion Week with big names like Louis Vuitton, Hermès, Chanel, and Alexandra McQueen were full of the most remarkable footwear. Backless boots, butterfly-adorned sandals, and frilly-ankled stilettos were just few among footwear for the next season. There were fluoro sandals at Christian Dior, sleek sharp wedges at Yves Saint Laurent, metallic toe-capped boots at Alexander McQueen, and buttery soft ballet-pumps at Chloe. The following are just some among 25 fabulous shoes of Paris Fashion Week.


Yves Saint Laurent

Yves Saint Laurent’s blue snakeskin platform with dainty contrasting straps is sculptured in two chunky pieces to almost resemble a wedge.


Christian Dior

Shoes of Christian Dior show off color and texture with feathers and tassels and purple.


Alexander McQueen

The shoes at Alexander McQueen are fantastical creations from nature with leaves, feathers or a castle. They are really awe-inspiring works of art.


John Galliano


Shoes in a rainbow of colors at John Galliano are for those who are angelic. The shoes are made of a delicious mix of materials like suede and leather.


Louis Vuitton


The shoes at Louis Vuitton are rich in tones of gold, red, and purple. Especially, the heels of the shoes (on the right) are curved into the shape of a hoof.



At the first glance, Chanel’s shoe is really simple with twist on a classic boot. An unzipped flap gives the boot a fresh feeling.



Chloe’s shoe with a two-toned lucite heel and clean lines is eye-catching. This shoe makes its contribution to spring’s more daring fashion.



This shoe at Balenciaga is really for any discerning downtown diva. In colorful metallics with an-eye-catching buckle, the boot is chunky cut-out.


Miu Miu

Miu Miu’s shoe is eye-catching with a sleek feminine silhouette.


John Paul Gaultier

John Paul Gaultier’s two-toned shoe may make you more stylish and your day less stressful.


Rick Owens

Rick Owens’s signature minimalist designs with jade crackled leather wedges were offset by some other fabulous shoes at the fashion week. The shoe has a burst of frayed fabric at the ankle.


Felipe Oliveira Baptista

Felipe Oliveira Baptista’s shoe misses a key part of their anatomy-the in-step. It is really minimalist. It is certain that he sculptural pump will catch great attention for its provoking thought about traditional shoe design.


Tsumori Chisato

Tsumori Chisato’s designers have revitalized classic shoes. Tsumori Chisato presented a twist on the all-American saddle shoe.


Vanessa Bruno

With several contrasting colors of leather strap on a wood block base, Vanessa Bruno’s sandal is perfect for a stroll down the Champs Elysees avenue.



Moroccan-born Israeli fashion designer Alber Elbaz created unbelievably lustworthy shoe for Lanvin. Consumers may worry about tough detailing teetered on impossibly thin heels. However, the shoes have a Lucite wedge, which assure that the towering heel is till firm. Certainly, such sandalls will be really fun come for next season.



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Saturday, December 11, 2010

History Of Fashion

Fashion is something we deal with everyday. Even people who say they don't care what they wear choose clothes every morning that say a lot about them and how they feel that day.

One certain thing in the fashion world is change. We are constantly being bombarded with new fashion ideas from music, videos, books, and television. Movies also have a big impact on what people wear. Ray-Ban sold more sunglasses after the movie Men In Black. Sometimes a trend is world-wide. Back in the 1950s, teenagers everywhere dressed like Elvis Presley.

Who dictates fashion?

Musicians and other cultural icons have always influenced what we're wearing, but so have political figures and royalty. Newspapers and magazines report on what Hillary Clinton wears. The recent death of Diana, the Princess of Wales, was a severe blow to the high fashion world, where her clothes were daily news.

Even folks in the 1700s pored over fashion magazines to see the latest styles. Women and dressmakers outside the French court relied on sketches to see what was going on. The famous French King Louis XIV said that fashion is a mirror. Louis himself was renowned for his style, which tended towards extravagant laces and velvets.

Clothes separate people into groups.

Fashion is revealing. Clothes reveal what groups people are in. In high school, groups have names: "goths, skaters, preps, herbs." Styles show who you are, but they also create stereotypes and distance between groups. For instance, a businessman might look at a boy with green hair and multiple piercings as a freak and outsider. But to another person, the boy is a strict conformist. He dresses a certain way to deliver the message of rebellion and separation, but within that group, the look is uniform. Acceptance or rejection of a style is a reaction to the society we live in.

Fashion is a language which tells a story about the person who wears it. "Clothes create a wordless means of communication that we all understand," according to Katherine Hamnett, a top British fashion designer. Hamnett became popular when her t-shirts with large messages like "Choose Life" were worn by several rock bands.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Milan Fashion Week - What's Blue in Giorgio Armani Spring Summer 2011 collection

By using minimal to yards of clothes, Giorgio Armani showed his coming Spring Summer Collection in Milan. Named La Femme Bleue, his entire collection was inspired by the Tuareg people of Saharan North Africa, who generally wear indigo coloured robes around their head. So, don't wonder why a model who has donned an ultra chic dress is also sporting a turban that too in blue.

To beat the heat and feel the nip of air, Armani stressed more on loose outfits. The dresses ranged from glamorous to boho. Armani's signature tapered trousers as usual looked great on ramp and since the colour was indigo it gave it a classy feel. Fitted, ankle-skimming skirts were grace personified. While the smart cut semi-formal jackets just added to the class and style of the show.

Though blue was the dominating hue, buyers or admirers didn't feel blue or bore of the collectizin.

If one of the models showed fitted pants, others walked in shimmery long slim attire. And as Tuaregs are basically nomads, Armani didn't miss out the gypsy connection. Armani is known for his neat style, no fuss creations and the structured pret-a-porter, this time too he didn't disappoint. Talking about the accessories it was fun to see them, scarves and stoles were in gems and beads as decorative neck-pieces.

Giorgio Armani didn't only show what's blue? But also that summer doesn't mean only skimpier clothes, comfortable fabrics in full length can work wonders in heat and dust. With his show the Milan Fashion Week came to an end.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Fashion trend, tiffany bangles

Tiffany has been renowned for its luxury products since founded in 1837, especially silver jewelry. Tiffany also has been seeking to market itself as a leader of taste and style. it designs, produces, and sells silver jewelry and other accessories.


Tiffany silver jewelry is a famous brand jewelry all over the world. People especially liking fashion women always want to wear the tiffany bangles latest tiffany jewelry. For example, according to the report, tiffany bangle and bracelet have been bought over the internet thousands of times in the past days. With very few exceptions, these items sold were found by using the auction sites that you can find online. We'll explore all the different aspects of acquiring things like tiffany bangle or bracelet through an online auction site.


There have been most varieties as well as kinds of bangles currently which have been entrance out in a market.

Some have been done from tiffany argent silver, gold, glass, metal, plastic, as well as even rubber. Commonly, youngster Fashion Tiffany Jewelry s choices have been bangles which have been done of silver. They wore it similar to wrist bands as if they have been basketball players. Prices of these bangles depends upon there tender materials.


One can choose to wear silver bangles as both daily wear and occasional accessory. While silver studs and simple silver drop bracele look sensual as casual and office wear, intricate silver designs and flashy silver centered chandeliers are sensational on beautiful off-shoulder dress or an evening outfit.


Tiffany are simply mass produced. This is why they are the perfect bracelets used as fund raisers, particularly for the diabetic community. Most of them are also individually packed so that they're simply distributed, without losing its their appearance and top specification.


So tiffany bangle is now worn by fashion conscious young girls with as much style as their mothers and grandmothers wore as part of ritual and tradition.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Fashion tools

Now, one of the most fashion tools are the handbags, as they are essential complementary tool for your appearance, really it's amazing how can small accessory in your handbag give you such smooth, Handbags, Purses, Wallets and more.

Everyone in this world is quite aware that the main key to a woman's heart is connected to fashion. Today, women have a craze for fashion and this comprises having the best women designer Burberry outlet handbags that money can purchase.

Many of stylish women are crazy about handbags as they really look different such as Birkin Bag and Burberry Bag. Although it is over priced, but many women dreams to Owen one of them.


In this case the replica bags would be a perfect solution as they absolutely will have the same beauty and colorful look.

For Burberry handbags they symbol the simplicity and it's really practical and modern.

Hand bags can add value to your look with very simple way, so you can have your attractive look always with adding some accessories to your hand bags, and you can play with color matching to have a final amazing look.

You may also try the handmade adding accessories, actually it does't need much effort, only some training in doing it. So, start now to add Burberry outlet value to your look by simple ways and with saving your budget as well, and remember that you don't have to spend too much to get a wonderful look, instead you can only have some matching magic with some alternative solutions to take place of the crazy fashion luxury war.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

A Fashion Summer Bag

As we all know, fashion handbags are very important to girls or women in the world. To women, handbags can not only help you carry a lot of daily articles such as facial tissues, skin care products, mobile phones and so on, but also help you show the fashion taste. Now, the leather bags are very popular among a lot of fashion girls because this kind of material can show the special royal feeling. In summer, it is very common for girls to attend some parties, so a fashion leather bag is very necessary. And today, I would like to share a very good summer bag with you.
When it comes to handbags for women, most people will think about the colorful and all kinds of styles of handbags in the stores. Now in a lot of fashion magazines, you can also see a lot of new designed leather bags. As we all know, in summer, there is no necessary for you to use a too big leather bag because it can make you look burdensome.

Usually, a middle-sized or a small leather bag will make you look better and fresh in the hot summer.
Now I would like to introduce you a fashion summer bag, and it enjoys very high reputation in the world. It is known as LV. In this summer, LV Company has designed a new style leather bag known as Speedy Bandouliere. And now the designer Caroline Sieber makes a new and small change on the bag. An adjustable strap is added to the fashion leather bag. What is more, the designer Caroline has showed different ways to use this bag in a lot of webs and magazines. With this summer bag, you can surely be the sexy and fashion queen in all kinds of parties.
From this bag, you can still see the traditional and classical “LV” logo on the surface of the handbag. This logo will make the bag have more noble feeling and at the same time, it can show your high taste in choosing bags. There are no special pictures on the bag because it is the style of LV bags. The whole shape of this bag is very fashion. Though the bag is not very large, the capacity of it is rather considerable. In a word, the bag is very simple, but it is still very fashion since it has the invisible high taste. In addition, the high-quality leather will also make this handbag very beautiful.
There are a lot of fashion and good summer bags in the market, you can choose your favorite one and have a good summer.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

London Fashion Week Report - Top 5 Autumn Winter 2011-2012 Collections

Burberry Prorsum


It was the show that got everyone talking, Burberry Prorsum. Christopher Bailey took Burberry Prorsum in a new direction with new shapes, colours and looks that he has not created for a while. The collection was very clear and working well together with yet another new direction for the trench coat. The catwalk was held in a tent by Albert Memorial in Kensington Gardens with a captivating soundtrack including Adele 'Someone Like You'. Colours at Burberry Prorsum included orange, teal, red and olive. Details included chunky fastenings and tall collars on trench coats. A black and white look made an appearance which complimented the previous bright colours and meant commercially there was something for everyone. Models wore black platform high heel leather shoes with a continued influence of Spring Summer 2011 trend of wedges.The finale of Burberry Prorsum was spectacular with fake snow raining down on the catwalk. Models walked the finale in transparent macs - these are what are on everybody's wishlist for Autumn Winter 2011-2012!


Christopher Kane

Christopher Kane's Autumn Winter 2011 2012 collection showcased at London Fashion Week was inspired by school nostalgia from pencil cases to lollipops. The collection is to be known at the 'liquid collection' which is about wearable and sophisticated clothes. The first looks included greens, browns and turquoise with pencil skirts and cardigans and the inclusive of crochet pieces. The liquid influence appeared in the form of pockets and parts of collars made from strips of plastic and waistbands emphasized with wave shaped strips of plastic. Accessories included plastic clutch bags matching the fluid plastic effects. The final looks were more transparent and delicate with softer tones being used.


Holly Fulton


Displaying the best of new British fashion talent at London Fashion week was Holly Fulton winner of NEWGEN sponsorship. Holly Fulton quickly became a trending topic on Twitter with people complimenting her first yellow and black tweed look,  art deco inspired dresses and her signature geometric prints. Models did struggle to walk in their uber high heels with one model having to take hers off during the catwalk. The use of chunky accessories and jewellery with studded detailing was gorgeous. Holly Fulton prints included baroque swirls, art deco cityscapes on silk trousers and maxi dresses. Trousers and a maxi dress featuring a repeat 'lip print' pattern got fashion followers talking. However Holly Fulton's simple black velvet dress was just as captivating. With Samantha Cameron in the front row, Holly Fulton's Autumn Winter 2011 2012 catwalk got everyone's seal of approval.


House Of Holland


With everyone remembering last season's pompom earrings we couldn't wait to see what Henry Holland had created this Autumn Winter 2011 2012 season. House Of Holland is always loud and statement making yet it always has a sexy twist and somehow Holland has done it again with Granny Chic! The pompom earrings were replaced with big pearl hoops by Katie Hillier. Holland stated "Our girl is too young to wear a pearl necklace so we beaded them on to her dress and made it sexy". To add to the pearls were tweeds and bingo ball prints! Every item had Holland's signature style and humour. Bold, block colours were styled together including fuscia pink mid length skirt with box pleats (a glimpse of a silk slip underneath), orange blazer and purple shirt. Like Christopher Kane, Henry Holland also included crochet pieces into his Autumn Winter 2011 2012 collection but in a different way. Holland styled crochet cami tops with printed crochet tights. Holland continued the socks and shoes trend with high heel court shoes and stripy ankle socks.


Matthew Williamson


The London Fashion Week Autumn Winter 2011 2012 collection by Matthew Williamson was inspired by Francisco Infante-Arana who is a premier Russian avant-garde artist. Francisco combines innovative creations and photographs them in natural landscapes. Williamson commented "I've tried to take the quite nomadic DNA of our brand and combine it with a technical aspect, really fusing the two extremes." Williamson chose Philips de Pury building to enable viewers to see the detail that went into all the pieces - Battersea Power Station was last year's venue choice. Beads and sequins were intricately layered onto one another. The colours within the catwalk show were stunning with pinks, greys and nudes being used. Chunky knit socks were styled with heavy duty wooden wedges. Leather skirts and jackets with padded textures added a feminine attitude to the styling. The slouchy silk trousers are a favorite of ours. The combination of textures including sheer shirts, silk trousers and leather jackets added a feminine touch to soft tailored looks.

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

2011 fashion moncler jackets

Fashion is cyclical but some brands are classical and seem to outlast the fads and trends. Every once in a while the old heritage brands make a comeback. While moncler women series strut the catwalks in their Jimmy Choos, one fashion item that has stood the test of time and indeed stays relevant in all weather has been the Moncler label.

This year Moncler has especially launched a limited edition of "Moncler Christmas Edition Down Jacket" in black and red to celebrate the festive season of Christmas. Based on the Alaska Expedition Jacket of 1964, this jacket comes with a full-hood that is greatly appreciated during the extreme icy winter. The special archive image on the lining showcasing the Alaska 1964 expedition looks great and takes you down the memory lane.

In order to achieve that effect, consumers should choose the moncler men down jacket which is made by famous fabric manufactures, such as dryloft, PROO-TEC, LM,Pertex, SOFT Bête, because of the higher factor as for the fabric.

It should be flawless, which means without jump yarn and stains etc, nor can it fade after washing. then how to identify the quality of sewing. First, the sewed thread should be straight and the stitch length should be 10 needles per inch or more. The clothes should be sewed firmly and without excess thread, the key junctions of the down jacket should be reinforced in order to make it as fastened as possible and the line should be neatly without the excess thread. There is one more detail, the annex should be firmly installed and make sure it is flat as well as smoothly. When you are parching the down jacket, the color is also one fact that you should consider. You should also smell when you are picking down jacket. The one that is smelly is never your choice. Now you know how to choose a down jacket. Follow these tips. You won't miss the right one.

Moncler jackets are one of the best choices in winter gear for warmth and style. A quilted jacket needs to be a versatile article of clothing. It needs to be suitable for casual, daily use in all types of weather, and still provide a sense of fashion and style. This is something that is unique to Moncler. The company's focus is on style, quality and comfort.When you buy a Moncler jacket, you are making an investment. The garment may cost you more initially, but you are getting a greater return for your money in the long run.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

What We Learned From London Fashion Week

Every industry and pastime in Britain has its highlights that make all interested parties sit up and pay attention - football lovers have their World Cup every four years, film fans have the Cannes Festival each year, and fashion fanatics look forward to the biannual London Fashion Week.

Alongside the events held in Milan, New York and Paris, the London Fashion Week is a key indicator of trends to be prevalent in the coming seasons, and it traditionally takes place in February and September. The 2010 February week will be remembered as the first that could be watched online, but more prominently for the moving tributes given to fashion designer Alexander McQueen who passed away in the fortnight leading up to the event.

As one of the industry's greats moved on, London Fashion Week paved the way for upstarts to make their name and many took advantage of the opportunity to shine.

The media and spectators - including many celebrities such as Sienna Miller and Pixie Lott - were wowed by many, with particular praise given to the work of Christopher Kane, Duro Oluwu and Marios Schwab.

The trio - as well as many other designers at LFW - inspired awe with their bold use of colours and a host of inventive designs.

Plenty of different fabrics made an appearance at the event. Pearlised and plastic-coated fabrics - including plastics made from recycled materials - were predominant, with feathers, snakeskin and chiffon all heavily featuring as well. Exotic designs from the world over were out in full force with safari fashion on show, as well as prints with Mexican, Aztec and Inca stylings. These were juxtaposed with copious hoodies and ‘Geek chic' styles. Children inspired outfits based on shorts, romper suits and play suits were also on show.

LFW also displayed many classics in new forms, including tuxedos, mens suits and smart shoes buffed to their extreme. Brightly coloured waistcoats were used to accessorise, zip lines were visible and trouser cuffs had intricate detail, while many models proudly displayed ruffles and flounces.

As with many fashion shows, not all outfits on display will be seen in everyday life any time yet - as designers use the catwalk as a stage to display their more imaginative pieces - but many hints have been thrown up and already the winks thrown out by LFW have been mirrored by celebrities looking to be on the cutting edge of fashion.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Fashionable Coolers For Employees

Coolers weren't the bags that were carried by the cool people. In fact, the oddballs in the school or workplace carried coolers since these were considered unfashionable items. Those that actually carried their lunch in coolers were ostracized by co-workers and friends because these bags were not designed in some flashy colors and texts and neither were they branded. This scenario was a long time ago when coolers were sad pieces of functional items.

Fast forward to today and you have coolers that are so creatively designed, DaVinci would be proud of it. Coolers have taken a life of their own and have reached a certain appreciation and pop-culture symbol compared to its days gone by. With the recent recession, more and more Americans are taking a step back and nowadays are spending less eating out, and opting instead to bring their lunches in cool imprinted coolers and lunch bags.

Imprinted coolers are used more and more these days as more and more people are responding and adapting to the increase in costs of food, gas and the general cost of living.

Eating out is now considered a luxury. For companies, they can help their employees by giving out imprinted coolers with their company logo. This is an incentive to the employees as well as the company. Employees will feel honored to receive a gift from the company. By having a cooler, employees are automatically encouraged to use these coolers to bring in home cooked meals, which ultimately leads to keeping their food costs down daily.

For the company, imprinted coolers bring their message of corporate culture as well as keep the company branding going on since these coolers act as promotional items for the company.

With that many employees carrying the coolers everyday, people outside these group such as family members, commuter and bus passengers, other office people who are also taking the same travel route as you will notice the company logo on the cooler.

Even when having company outings and company family days, imprinted coolers can be offered as prizes together along with other items such as company organizers, tote bags and even ceramic mugs. Family days and company outings are a great way to enjoy a wonderful time in the midst of co-workers and employers because it is a way of the company saying thank you to everyone for their hard work and services, and this is very true especially if that year has been very fruitful for the company.

Functional, fashionable and cost-saving, imprinted coolers are not your cabinet décor. It brings you healthy, home made lunches everyday, while saving you money from buying expensive lunches outside, that is generally filled with oil and seasoning that is bad for the body. If your company is planning to get imprinted coolers, get the modern ones that have compartments and trays that enable your food to be packaged properly. Zippers and Velcro are also a good addition to the cooler as it keeps the food safe. Straps are also handy as it makes carrying a breeze.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Fashionable New Watches at

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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Stereotypical Fashion

Throughout the world, fashion is a huge aspect of daily life. People use different ways of wearing fashion, to express themselves in a way of showing inner beauty. This could be done by bright colours, extravagant patterns and overstated accessories. I feel that each country around the world consists of diverse trends, almost becoming key to representing that certain place. Such as, the beret represents France and the Eiffel tower is the most famous monument known around the world.The Eiffel tower is used in different ways of fashion, such as printed, stitched and shaped onto latest fashion trends. Also, the all over checked pattern gives off a Scottish outlook upon the specific garment.


As I whitness different trends come and go, from designer to high street, I realise that each person holds their own individual taste, which I feel this is what fashion should be.

Today, there are many, many stereotypes, typically based on their outlook appearance, which varies from gothic, indie, chav geek etc. For example, ‘Goth'. When you hear the word ‘Goth' you instantly think of black clothes, dark hair, thick jewellery and outrageous hair styles and makeup. Nevertheless, I immediately think of this myself, without indulging in the Gothic subculture, many people suppose that the depressive appearance and music is what it is all about, but it isn't just what people think. It is how a person expresses their inner selves, through the way they dress and act. I feel there is so much more to a person than what they wear, but in today's society, that is what people are based on. Their appearance.


Throughout different seasons, latest trends hit the high street and the designer shelves, ready to be purchased by fashionista's , who love keeping in with the latest trends, which I will admit, I do love keeping in with trends, but I also love a bargain! Who doesn't?

Shops such as Topshop and River Island are influenced by top designers, and mirror fashions with their own. The ‘high end of fashion' (designer) today are selling products for a lot of money, each product as unique as the last, a great example of this would be Dame Vivienne Westwood. Westwood creates her designs by using her own personal whacky styles, and is also responsible for bringing modern punk and new wave fashions into the mainstream. She is an inspiration to many designers, fashionistas and your usual high street shopper, by imprinting her incredibly extreme styles throughout her fashion.

As a whole, I feel fashion is a means of self expression that allows people to express their inner selves through appearance. It shows their personal beauty. However, as I explained above, about stereotypical fashions (gothic, chav etc), I feel that people today are looking at a persons appearance and judging them by what they are wearing, how they have their hair and what music they listen to and putting a name on them, without actually knowing the person.

I can honestly say I have done this in the past, but will admit that I was wrong. It is wrong to entitle a person with what you feel towards their outfits and appearance. I believe that each person has their own style, whether they are wearing the latest Topshop dress, or wearing an old primark dress, from a while ago. I think that it isn't what you wear, but what you feel comfortable in; whether that is black leather coats and big heeled biker boots or the latest cardigan and skirt, a person should be able to express themselves how they like, and if they are happy, people shouldn't judge. Fashion should express how a person feels and what a person wants to look like, not what people think towards appearances.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Fashion Bags

Fashion bags are the ones that can draw a lot of people's attention towards your; it is not for the reason of anything else but your selection while buying them. They have much spark and beauty that can go ahead to groom yourself in an impressive way.

As it is known that nearly all women are mad for the fashion bags, but why? So it is vital for us know the reason why women are consequently engaged with fashion bags, mainly these fashionable women. Every lady wants to become much more beautiful and striking.

Women are more likely to always be decrease of the actual perception associated with security, thus they have to place almost all their own things in any bag which is totally under control with them constantly.

As a result bags, particularly major ones such as fashion sporting activities bags that combine each fashion as well while sports, precisely connect with this emotional demand from customers. So, that they may occur back again coupled with again in the fashion development.

A lot of petty middle class women's enthusiasm pertaining to bags is definitely named simply "insane". They look for fashion bags as frequently as these people eat, worry related to the delay with the recent arrivals coupled with consequently on.

With admiration to marketing, creative designers are now conveying the notion that your bag combined with clothes are entirely an organic whole. Even though that they design and style garments, additionally they work out bags involving a variety of types to attract a person. Definitely they're quite productive in terms of business. You are able to look at lots of female make delight in collecting all of kinds of bags only such as stamps collecting, the more comprehensive, and the greater.

There are a lot of styles such as bucket bags with an out of the ordinary shape that allows you to collect a lot of goods within. Such shapes provide you to have leather stuff with marked designing; so, you can have unique styling in leather that is somewhat considered to be the dull stuff by most of the ladies. Recently, I was surfing on internet and I found one good website related to fashion bags, which is known as Poze Online. It has large collection of fashion bags, designer bags, and Evening bags etc.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Paris Fashion Week - Trends In Men's Fashions

If youre wondering what the trends will be later this year and into next spring, your best bet is to check in with the ongoing Fashion Week in Paris. Always indicative of what the new must have look will be, there are usually some great finds. So what did the 2010 show reveal?

Mens designer clothing is taking a slight shift towards more conservative colors. The textures, fabrics and accenting efforts more than make up for the lack of purples, bright reds and lime greens that we became familiar with in recent seasons.

Also, there are suggestions of looser fitting fabrics, too. This is true for both mens shirts, blazers and trousers, as well as denims. That middle of the road between close fitting and baggy is what should emerge in terms of whats seen on the streets. And speaking of the streets, the design labels that pull inspiration from street wear are enjoying a new surge in popularity due to some of the most visible designers on the runways.

But what about mens casual wear? Brands such as Voi are still the go-to labels. Fresh colors, quality fabrics and popular, but classic, trends rule the day in menswear. Another common denominator was the traditional black and white combinations. Updated with new designs and patterns, its back to the basics for the next season.
Mens hoodies and jumpers are always fast movers and while were still going to rock collegiate and distressed graphics, theres a new interest in differentiating between casual and weekend wear. Better fits will play a role, too.

Finally, the mens coats and jackets are all about the masculinity and sex appeal and if the shows from this weeks Paris show are any indicators, the designers have definitely found the right combination of all the elements that define an incredible mens jacket.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Fashion industry misconceptions

The services of fashion stylists are mostly enjoyed by daily news papers, fashion magazines and advertising agencies. These people are required to dress up the various fashion models for photo shoots. Television shows, cinema and music are not only become the outlets for creativity but also the outlets for fashion and to some extent, fashion will become the driving force behind the creativity of entertainment. The major chunk of the job involves planning about clothes that would look good on each model. These models have to decide about the place to buy or hire the dresses and accessories which are all determine by the budget. There is lot of dilemmas prevailing in the fashion and modelling industry. Many of them can blame that advertisements in the fashion industry are the reason for many of the society's problems and eating disorders. Highly skinned fashion models and muscle men are employed with high wages by various fashion houses and companies.

All these are bound to create an assumption that his kind of body structures is the perfect body type and everyone should always try to look exactly this way. This will make most of the people, who have an urge to achieve a lot in this industry, to put a great deal of stress to look that way. So finally these advertisements will result an enormous impact on the youth of the present day as many of them have started appearing in the pages of youth magazines.


Majority of these cat walk models are skinny in their appearances which is the great problem faced by the fashion industry. These extreme body forms of the models, may lead to suffer from malnourishment. The young modelling aspirants on seeing these skinny models had taken these people as the bench marks and might become obsessed with the looks. They will adopt certain eating habits which will develop some kind of eating disorders. These are all the problems which are found on the career in fashion and modelling industry. Apart from all these aspects the issue of working condition in a more uncomfortable and dangerous environment especially in case of children. Many multi national fashion houses or companies expand both in the developed or developing countries in search of highly cheap and exploitable labour. By going this way they are able to hire young children to work for very long and arduous hours which will gain these industries more profit as it will be more enough for these children to pay low wages. This situation arises as many of these children are so desperate for a few rupees. To add this critical situation there is no proper laws in place to protect these children from being exploited by these multi national organizations. Actually speaking, there are no ways or means for these bond-laboured children to demand for better wages and better working conditions. Since they want to continue making the meager amount of money which they are getting, these laborers will simply tolerate the inexorable sad conditions which they had to put into.



Saturday, August 28, 2010


England's super soccer pin-up Jamie Redknapp, a star of the brilliant Euro 96 team, is playing the field - and has shown the red card to settling down with just one woman.
The sexy Liverpool midfielder makes no apologies for hitting the town with his mates but says he's Lycra Leggingssuspicious of beauties who try to score with him!
Jamie, 22, says "I'm a lad and I want to go out and play around. What's wrong with that?
"I'm not an angel. That's the way I want to be. You've got to be a bit of a rascal sometimes.
"When women approach me in clubs or wherever, they may seem very genuine but I have to stand back and ask myself, 'Does she like me for me or because I'm famous?'
"I've got to be so careful with people nowadays.
"As far as finding The One for me, I always believe that sooner or later you are going to meet someone and it just happens, so I'll wait.
"People expect footballers to jump into bed with everyone,
but I'm not ready to make a commitment to one girl.
"I'm not sure what I want from a relationship yet so it wouldn't be fair. I want to play the field.
"But I'll be honest with you and say I've been knocked back lots of times and it makes you feel stupid, particularly if your mates are about.
"There's probably a few blokes now thinking, 'Oh yeah, sure you have'. It's true, honest."
But the stylish player, dubbed the Catwalk King by his Anfield team-mates, won't rule out a future lovematch with ex-Eternal singer Louise Nurding. The couple have been inseparable since meeting at a Take That gig about four years ago and Louise admits it's natural to assume they're an item.
"Louise is a great girl, fantastic really. She's brilliant company and I know she's gorgeous," says Jamie.
"People are always telling me we'd be good together so who knows what will happen.
"It's an old line but it just happens to be true - we are just close friends at the moment. Fortunately I get to see a lot of her. We mix in the same circle of friends. But we've both got so much on with our careers that we really couldn't get it together at the moment."
One girlfriend who did grab the headlines was millionaire's daughter Davinia Murphy, who reportedly dumped Jamie for Manchester United star Ryan Giggs.
Jamie says "I went out with her a couple of times, just dates, about two years ago - a long time before she met Ryan.
"But it wasn't a case of her dumping me. It just didn't work out mutually.
"I've had about four steady girlfriends. About six months ago I split up with a girl who was at college in Latex CatsuitsLeeds.
"We just couldn't get it together as boyfriend and girlfriend but we're still friends now - which I'm grateful for."
Jamie, the youngest son of West Ham manager Harry Redknapp, still hasn't come to terms with why his female fans aren't interested in his on-field performance. Every week he gets perfume-scented love notes by the sackful - including letters from girls begging for a date or trying to lure him with lace underwear.
He jokes "All sorts of things go through your mind when you get sent a pair of knickers.
"I think, 'Ooh, is it from Elle Macpherson?' If only!
"I get asked what I do with all the knickers - I wear them, of course!"
Female adoration aside, the kind of praise Jamie really gets excited about is the endorsement of England coach Terry Venables.
When the team beat Scotland 2-0 in a marvellous Euro 96 clash, Jamie was hailed by his coach as the man who turned the game around when he replaced Stuart Pearce at half-time.
Jamie played for 40 minutes before twisting his ankle ligaments and leaving the pitch on a stretcher.
But football experts across the country raved about his calming influence and ability to win the ball and feed Liverpool team-mate Steve McManaman.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Watches In Men's Fashion

If you thought all the trouble that needs to be taken for fashion is only for women and by women, you have got a lot more thinking to do. Men have stepped into the world of fashion long ago. Yes, long before Sean Connery and Elvis Presley, men were known for their good looks and impeccable dress sense. It did not merely come of wanting to be like women, but more because they also cared about looking good, thereby getting attention, thereby feeling good about themselves. We have all heard of the male ego, and how it can be stroked by a well-placed compliment, and there is no man, or woman for that matter, who would not like to receive a sincere compliment for being dressed to the nines. Thankfully there are a lot of things that men and women can do consciously to bring up their appeal and make themselves look well-groomed if not good looking. And no one should let go of such opportunities. It is well known that better dressed people get paid better and have more friends, leading to happier lives.

But it has to be admitted that men do not have a provision to wear as many accessories as do women. Or, put in another way, men do no wear as much jewelry as women can. They can accessorize in other ways, such as through belts, cummerbunds, ties, cuff links, shoes and watches. And given that there are so few accessories permissible on a normal day one cannot wear a cummerbund every day. Neither is it very common to see men wearing hats or caps in todays time it is almost imminent for men to use all that they can in terms of accessories to make a suave impression. Wearing watches as part of daily dress is common in most cultures and countries and consequently mens watches have developed and reached great heights in quality and fashion sense.

Now that men have a way of expressing their taste and creativity, it is noticeable how much they ponder and choose while selecting a really good watch for themselves. And it is really no wonder that men are careful of the watches they wear and all the thought they put into buying one. Nowadays, it is common for a man to have more than one watch. One for formal events in basic black or brown, a metallic gold or silver one which is slightly dressier but still formal, and the others which are sporty or casual according to his taste are likely already on his list. Some of watches coming from designer houses have many features built into them and are bold to downright nerdy. There are even watches that tick backwards, in the counter-clockwise direction. There is nothing man has left unexplored. You can find watches that have monochrome dials with little detailing, dials with subtle basic colors that are very simple or the ones with lots of detailing and even an occasional gemstone studded into it.

The strap of the watch can be made of leather, if the man is the classic kind of guy. But if he is one who likes to explore and look for interesting variations, there are watches available in a range of metals --ranging from silver to pure gold, with a lot of choices of alloys in between. For a man, the value for money spent on a watch comes from the functionality as well as from the looks. There are some who look for special features like planners, programmable facilities, timers and stopwatches. Aviation and Navigation professionals have requirements which are fulfilled only by watches designed specifically for them. All these are collectibles, along with the more esoteric ones which show the phases of the moon, or indicate the prayer times according to the holy dictates of Islam.

There are several limited edition watches which come from designer watchmakers which have specific functions served by them. They offer amazing functionality in some aspect and are truly invaluable to the men who research and buy them with that purpose in mind. There are watches with Bluetooth connectivity which can act as tools for data transfer. There are others which are even useful for satellite navigation. The choices are virtually limitless in watches!

Saturday, August 14, 2010


Areas of fashion

Fashion as social phenomena is common. The rise and fall of fashion has been especially documented and examined in the following fields:


Architecture, interior design, and landscape design

Arts and crafts

Body type, clothing or costume, cosmetics, personal grooming, hairstyle, and personal adornment

Dance and music

Forms of address, slang, and other forms of speech

Economics and spending choices, as studied in behavioral finance

Entertainment, games, hobbies, sports, and other pastimes


Fast fashion

Management, management styles and different ways of organizing

Politics and media, especially the topics of conversation encouraged by the media

Philosophy and religion: although the doctrines of religions and philosophies change very slowly if at all, there can be rapid changes in what areas of a religion or a philosophy are seen as most important and most worth following or studying.

Social networks and the diffusion of representations and practices

Sociology and the meaning of clothing for identity-building

Technology, such as the choice of computer programming techniques

Hospitality industry, such as designer uniforms custom made for a hotel, restaurant, casino, resort or club, in order to reflect a property and brand.

Of these fields, costume especially has become so linked in the public eye with the term "fashion" that the more general term "costume" has mostly been relegated to something fancy dress or masquerade wear, while the term "fashion" means clothing generally, and the study of it. This linguistic switch is due to the so-called fashion plates which were produced during the Industrial Revolution, showing novel ways to use new textiles. For a broad cross-cultural look at clothing and its place in society, refer to the entries for clothing, costume and fabrics. The remainder of this article deals with clothing fashions in the Western world.


2008 runway show

Further information: History of Western fashion

The continually changing fashions of the West have been generally unparalleled either in antiquity or in the other great civilizations of the world until recent decades. Early Western travellers, whether to Persia, Turkey, Japan or China frequently remark on the absence of changes in fashion there, and observers from these other cultures comment on the unseemly pace of Western fashion, which many felt suggested an instability and lack of order in Western culture. The Japanese Shogun's secretary boasted (not completely accurately) to a Spanish visitor in 1609 that Japanese clothing had not changed in over a thousand years. However in Ming China, for example, there is considerable evidence for rapidly changing fashions in Chinese clothing.

Changes in costume often took place at times of economic or social change (such as in ancient Rome and the medieval Caliphate), but then a long period without large changes followed. This occurred in Moorish Spain from the 8th century, when the famous musician Ziryab introduced sophisticated clothing styles based on seasonal and daily timings from his native Baghdad and his own inspiration to Crdoba, Spain. Similar changes in fashion occurred in the Middle East from the 11th century, following the arrival of the Turks who introduced clothing styles from Central Asia and the Far East.

The beginnings of the habit in Europe of continual and increasingly rapid change in styles can be fairly reliably dated to the middle of the 14th century, to which historians including James Laver and Fernand Braudel date the start of Western fashion in clothing. The most dramatic manifestation was a sudden drastic shortening and tightening of the male over-garment, from calf-length to barely covering the buttocks, sometimes accompanied with stuffing on the chest to look bigger. This created the distinctive Western male outline of a tailored top worn over leggings or trousers.

Marie Antoinette was a fashion icon

The pace of change accelerated considerably in the following century, and women and men's fashion, especially in the dressing and adorning of the hair, became equally complex and changing. Art historians are therefore able to use fashion in dating images with increasing confidence and precision, often within five years in the case of 15th century images. Initially changes in fashion led to a fragmentation of what had previously been very similar styles of dressing across the upper classes of Europe, and the development of distinctive national styles, which remained very different until a counter-movement in the 17th to 18th centuries imposed similar styles once again, finally those from Ancien Rgime in France. Though the rich usually led fashion, the increasing affluence of early modern Europe led to the bourgeoisie and even peasants following trends at a distance sometimes uncomfortably close for the elites - a factor Braudel regards as one of the main motors of changing fashion.

Albrecht Drer's drawing contrasts a well turned out bourgeoise from Nuremberg (left) with her counterpart from Venice. The Venetian lady's high chopines make her taller

Ten 16th century portraits of German or Italian gentlemen may show ten entirely different hats, and at this period national differences were at their most pronounced, as Albrecht Drer recorded in his actual or composite contrast of Nuremberg and Venetian fashions at the close of the 15th century (illustration, right). The "Spanish style" of the end of the century began the move back to synchronicity among upper-class Europeans, and after a struggle in the mid 17th century, French styles decisively took over leadership, a process completed in the 18th century.

Though colors and patterns of textiles changed from year to year, the cut of a gentleman's coat and the length of his waistcoat, or the pattern to which a lady's dress was cut changed more slowly. Men's fashions largely derived from military models, and changes in a European male silhouette are galvanized in theatres of European war, where gentleman officers had opportunities to make notes of foreign styles: an example is the "Steinkirk" cravat or necktie.

The pace of change picked up in the 1780s with the increased publication of French engravings that showed the latest Paris styles; though there had been distribution of dressed dolls from France as patterns since the 16th century, and Abraham Bosse had produced engravings of fashion from the 1620s. By 1800, all Western Europeans were dressing alike (or thought they were): local variation became first a sign of provincial culture, and then a badge of the conservative peasant.

Although tailors and dressmakers were no doubt responsible for many innovations before, and the textile industry certainly led many trends, the history of fashion design is normally taken to date from 1858, when the English-born Charles Frederick Worth opened the first true haute couture house in Paris. Since then the professional designer has become a progressively more dominant figure, despite the origins of many fashions in street fashion.

Modern Westerners have a wide choice available in the selection of their clothes. What a person chooses to wear can reflect that person's personality or likes. When people who have cultural status start to wear new or different clothes a fashion trend may start. People who like or respect them may start to wear clothes of a similar style.

Fashions may vary considerably within a society according to age, social class, generation, occupation, and geography as well as over time. If, for example, an older person dresses according to the fashion of young people, he or she may look ridiculous in the eyes of both young and older people. The terms fashionista or fashion victim refer to someone who slavishly follows the current fashions.

One can regard the system of sporting various fashions as a fashion language incorporating various fashion statements using a grammar of fashion. (Compare some of the work of Roland Barthes.)


Fashion shot from 2006

An important part of fashion is fashion journalism. Editorial critique and commentary can be found in magazines, newspapers, on television, fashion websites, social networks and in fashion blogs.

At the beginning of the 20th century, fashion magazines began to include photographs or (PicS) and became even more influential than in the past. In cities throughout the world these magazines were greatly sought-after and had a profound effect on public taste. Talented illustrators drew exquisite fashion plates for the publications which covered the most recent developments in fashion and beauty. Perhaps the most famous of these magazines was La Gazette du Bon Ton which was founded in 1912 by Lucien Vogel and regularly published until 1925 (with the exception of the war years).

Vogue, founded in the US in 1892, has been the longest-lasting and most successful of the hundreds of fashion magazines that have come and gone. Increasing affluence after World War II and, most importantly, the advent of cheap colour printing in the 1960s led to a huge boost in its sales, and heavy coverage of fashion in mainstream women's magazines - followed by men's magazines from the 1990s. Haute couture designers followed the trend by starting the ready-to-wear and perfume lines, heavily advertised in the magazines, that now dwarf their original couture businesses. Television coverage began in the 1950s with small fashion features. In the 1960s and 1970s, fashion segments on various entertainment shows became more frequent, and by the 1980s, dedicated fashion shows like FashionTelevision started to appear. Despite television and increasing internet coverage, including fashion blogs, press coverage remains the most important form of publicity in the eyes of the industry.

Fashion Editor, Sharon Mclellan said, "There's a misconception in the industry that TV, magazines and blogs dictate to the consumer, what to wear. But most trends aren't released to the public before consulting the target demographic. So what you see in the media is a result of research of popular ideas among the people. Essentially, fashion is a group of people bouncing ideas off of one another, like any other form of art."

Intellectual property

Within the fashion industry, intellectual property is not enforced as it is within the film industry and music industry. To "take inspiration" from others' designs contributes to the fashion industry's ability to establish clothing trends. Enticing consumers to buy clothing by establishing new trends is, some have argued, a key component of the industry's success. Intellectual property rules that interfere with the process of trend-making would, on this view, be counter-productive. In contrast, it is often argued that the blatant theft of new ideas, unique designs, and design details by larger companies is what often contributes to the failure of many smaller or independent design companies.

In 2005, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) held a conference calling for stricter intellectual property enforcement within the fashion industry to better protect small and medium businesses and promote competitiveness within the textile and clothing industries.

See also

Look up fashion in Wiktionary, the free dictionary.

Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Fashion

Fashion accessory

Fashion capital

Fashion Net

Fashion week

Sustainable fashion

List of fashion designers

List of fashion topics

Runway (fashion)


^ For a discussion of the use of the terms "fashion", "dress", "clothing" and "costume" by professionals in various disciplines, see Valerie Cumming, Understanding Fashion History, "Introduction", Costume & Fashion Press, 2004, ISBN 0-8967-6253-X

^ Braudel, 312-3

^ Timothy Brook: "The Confusions of Pleasure: Commerce and Culture in Ming China" (University of California Press 1999); this has a whole section on fashion.

^ al-Hassani, Woodcok and Saoud (2004), 'Muslim Heritage in Our World', FSTC publisinhg, pp. 38-9

^ Terrasse, H. (1958) 'Islam d'Espagne' une rencontre de l'Orient et de l'Occident", Librairie Plon, Paris, pp.52-53.

^ Josef W. Meri & Jere L. Bacharach (2006). "Medieval Islamic Civilization: A-K". Taylor & Francis. p. 162. 

^ Laver, James: The Concise History of Costume and Fashion, Abrams, 1979, p. 62

^ Fernand Braudel, Civilization and Capitalism, 15th-18th Centuries, Vol 1: The Structures of Everyday Life," p317, William Collins & Sons, London 1981

^ Braudel, 317-24

^ Braudel, 313-15

^ Braudel, 317-21

^ Thornton, Peter. Baroque and Rococo Silks.

^ James Laver and Fernand Braudel, ops cit


^ Intellectual Property in Fashion Industry, WIPO press release, December 2, 2005

^ INSME announcement: WIPO-Italy International Symposium, 30 November - 2 December 2005

Further reading

Cumming, Valerie: Understanding Fashion History, Costume & Fashion Press, 2004, ISBN 0-8967-6253-X

Meinhold, Roman (2008) Meta-Goods in Fashion Myths. Philosophic-Anthropological Implications of Fashion Myths. In: Prajna Vihara. Journal of Philosophy and Religion. Bangkok, Assumption University. Vol.8., No.2, July-December 2007. 1-17. ISSN 1513-6442

External links

Fashion at the Open Directory Project

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Friday, August 6, 2010

India Men's Week Celebrity and Fashion Advice

It's the world's fourth and India's first exclusive Men's Week.  With an impressive list of designers, the Van Heusen India Men's Week is all set to dazzle the capital from 11th Sep to 13th Sep. But just as all good things come with a heavy price, the brainchild of Suniel Sethi is being put under the scanner too. Questions like clash of interest between sponsors and designers, clash of dates with KFW, strategies to attract more buyers, focus on local or international sales, and has the idea generated from Lakme Fashion Week in the first place, since the latter started a trend of sorts by dedicating a day to Men's fashion; come to the fore. caught up with fashion buffs to get the industry reactions. The more you ask, the more you get. Prima facie reactions are all for the Van Heusen India Men's Week, so let's just sit back and enjoy the show.

Effortlessly stylish, the Spring-Summer 2010 collection by Rocky S screams attitude. With this new collection, the designer who is known for designing and adorning celebrities and fashion aficionados is all set to woo the capital at the upcoming India Men's Week. The designer borrows inspiration from the traveller who is free spirited, easy going, calm in attitude and goes by his spiritual beliefs. "Through these visits, he gets allured and motivated to imbibe the striking and vital elements of each place. This is what one can expect from my collection," Rocky summarized with a delightful smile on his face.

Offering detailed information about the texturising and tailoring he has adopted, Rocky shared, "I am here to experiment and this upcoming line targets all those men who are in a mood of experimentation and want to try a new image and go for that killer's look." The line has been created in an array of interesting fabrics which include crushed voiles, mulmuls, linens, silks, emphasized with various kinds of knits, textured fabrics, leather, brocades, jacquard blends, and other cotton blends. Accentuating the bohemian look, the garments have been given an easy-going feel with a washed out, aged and distressed look.

The colours are black, ivory, burnt orange, ochre, deep red and many such brighter shades. He has treated the fabrics with different chemicals and has gone through n number of processes like crushing, industrial machine washing and other heat and chemical treatments to offer that washed out and worn out effect. He wasn't too comfortable in revealing the look that he is planning for the models- "The look is going to be relaxed with easy to wear and aged styled garments accentuated with printed scarves and textured bags.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Fashion Trends in Summer 2011

The fashion trend in summer 2011 is the bold print in women's wardrobes. The 70's elements come back with flying colors. The popular outfits include hot pants, thigh high boots and leather belts. Cooperating with the bright fabrics, this 70's trend becomes more sophisticated and classic. Pay more attention to the silk and ruffled necklines.


In addition to 70's trend with the bright colors like pink, coral, green and blue, the fashionable cloth in summer 2011 make use of white as the setting to emphasize the exaggerate prints. It is true that you can't enjoy your summer without a festival wardrobe. Stick your eyes on the specialty shops to get the newest information of products as soon as possible. Those fashionable and chic pieces will make you outstanding in the crowd.


Some pieces in bold colors which are inspired by the culture of India, Central America or Morocco will take your traditional hippy look to a higher level.

If you are looking for some items which show an arts and crafts feel, it is very easy to find what you want to finish your look from the retailers on the high streets.


After I dress up, the first thing to do is to pick the right jewelry. As we all know, as the important accessories, jewelry plays an implacable position in daily life. A necklace with a pendant goes well with the V-neckline to highlight your face shape. In this season, the designers create a new trend with the silver floral style. A silver flower pendant necklace with matching rings will show your femininity completely. Women who pursue casual look can choose a Swarovski crystal necklace to add a touch of 70's glam.


In this summer, silver jewelry is a nice try. Making use of colorful semi-precious stones and shining crystals, the jewelry designers allow people to enjoy this trend without any burden.


Just make sure that you have the clothes to match the accessories you are going to buy. Spend some time on checking your wardrobe before you go out because jewelry can't be chic for a long time. Buying the right jewelry will always help you to catch the fashion.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Fashion For Pregnant Women

For most women, the most stylish maternity clothes solution is invariably to wear stretch classic jeans plus a man's white oxford shirt. Even so, the day comes when they face the inescapable: the go to to a maternity clothes store, either for a special occasion outfit, or to shop the plus size maternity clothes section in search for possibly the most flattering solution to their style dilemmas. So what specifically ought to an expecting mom appear for in maternity clothes, either normal or plus-size ones?

For the initial few months most females can get along with the wardrobe they already have. Slightly bigger breasts and increased waistline will make them sexier, not larger. But when typical clothes usually do not perform anymore, most ladies choose to not remember about fashion trends and cocoon themselves into shapeless dresses or high-waist slacks paired with voluptuous sweaters.

Initial of all, don't make an endeavor to hide your condition. It's chic to be pregnant currently, and young Hollywood stars happily get pregnant whenever they want - and stay fashionable and glowing till the delivery. Nowadays it's a lot more flattering to show off your belly than to conceal it beneath layers of clothes. Possibly the most present maternity outfits are sleek numbers that let your curvy silhouette show.

Satisfied Hippie. You may be perfectly stylish in free-flowing ethnic skirts, kaftans and yoke dresses that accommodate an increasing belly. Airy tunics and patterned blousons look equally fantastic with oversize cardigans, maybe having a wide belt beneath the belly, or on their own, having a tiny capelet for warmth. This trend also embraces the wide empire-waisted and baby-doll dresses that will be worn more than the maternity pants and jeans. Best designers operating in this style: Alberta Ferretti, Anna Sui.

Bold Accessories. Keep the visual details on top. A scarf, a capelet, a bolero jacket in contrasting colors, practically something that accentuates the shoulders and bust line are quite becoming. Layering with ponchos and shawls will full the appear, should you opt for a loose bohemian style. Halter-type necklines are also extremely becoming, merely because in most women their neck and arms look the same although the remainder of the figure grows at huge speed.

Skip Underwires. When your bust is growing, a thick shelf bra is healthier than a bra with metallic wiring underneath. The sports bra will also work. It'll enable far more room and help despite the fact that you grow.

Wear Jeans. Nowadays denim designers offer maternity versions of their most well-liked models. Citizen of Humanity, Seven For Mankind and Earl Jeans have maternity lines, as well as Juicy, in several denim cleans. Wear your maternity jeans low-slung, embroidered and slimming with contrasting cleans.

Multifunctional Suits. With modern maternity suits you are in a position to easily switch from day to night-time, as they do double duty. You can dress them down with a t-shirt for daily or add a silk blouse or tunic for the evening. Possibly the most charming maternity suits are made of wool and cotton, with blouses created of charmeuse and chiffon. Menswear plaids and pinstripes also appear charming on pregnant females. Choose the size wisely: in the occasion you can stick two fingers between the waistline and also the fabric of the new skirt or pants, it is too massive and will remain so, even as soon as you develop.

Don't Bare Too much Skin. Revealing the growing belly could do the trick for Britney Spears, but not a lot of ladies can do that with flare. Pregnancy is the lovely period of life, but wearing too skimpy clothes will just look tacky.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Fashionable Footwear: Be Unique!

If you love footwear, but are fed up with following all the latest fashions. You want to look good, but not to the expense of sacrificing your own sense of individuality, then we know the perfect brand of footwear for you: Rocket Dog. This company is one of the worlds leading brands of innovative and designer footwear. The brand has a strong corporate ethic, priding itself on their reputation for trendsetting throughout the fashion world. Indeed, visit any of the high street retailers of fashionable footwear, and you will certainly come across the Rocket Dog brand. They are perfect for creating an everyday look that will have you standing out from the crowd as you go about your daily routine.

It is fair to say that we live in a fashion conscious, appearance orientated world, and as such, we all strive to create our own unique sense of style. This, however, can be difficult when faced with the uniform styles on sale in clothing and shoe shops. It is intensely difficult to create an individualised look, when clothing is largely standardised, to achieve such creative innovation, we need to think outside the box. And, as a designer, Rocket Dog does precisely that. Even the creations that mimic common styles, such as the fur lined boot trend popular today come with a twist, imbuing their shoes with personality and flair as a matter of course.

The Rocket brand is perfect for people who want to look fashionable, but who are loathe to buy the same styles that everybody else is wearing. After all, if we all look the same, how is that fashionable? Being in fashion means understanding which clothes suit you and which clothes do not, it is about knowing how to dress in a manner that is unique to you, and is not about wearing all the same clothes as everybody else.

Rocket Dog have been around for over a decade now, and the fashion world still heralds the brand as one of the most innovative and creative to date. The popularity of the brand is clear on a global scale; from as far afield as Australia, Japan, and Europe, you can see people wearing their footwear.
The brand is created upon the ideals of youth; as such, each design is vibrant, creative, and adventurous. Funk is the guiding mantra of the Rocket brand, expressing joy and excitement through every single pair. Once you have tried a pair of Rocket shoes, you will never go back, and it is common for people to buy identical pairs of shoes, over and over again. That is surely testament to their appeal.

As well as being highly fashionable, the Rocket Dog brand also makes shoes that are highly practical, so not only do they look great, they feel great too, there isnt much more that you can ask of a manufacturer of footwear.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Editors? Street Style during Paris Fashion Week

While people in Milan, Paris, New York and London were interested in the Paris Fashion Week, fashion editors of well-known magazines also showed off their fashion style right on the street. Appearing in streets, these people have drawn much attention of photojournalists. If professional models walk the catwalk, these fashion editors walk the street confidently. Although The Fall 2011 Fashion Week in Paris has come to an end, we can still enjoy street styles of fashion magazine editors and employees through the photos below:

Style and Accessories director for Marie Claire, Taylor Tomasi Hill seems to be interested in fun and quirky outfits that can show her mixing and matching favorite pieces and accessories.

Taylor Tomasi Hill

Tomasi Hill once again appeared in Paris with her grey cow-adorned Burberry sweater, Balenciaga mini skirt, and thigh-high suede boots. That is a perfect match.



Christine Centenera, Fashion Editor for Harper’s Bazaar Australia, opted for a black blazer and an eye-catching bottom to take a stroll on the streets of Paris.

The French actress and fashion model Clemence Poesy took a fashion vacation from girly dresses and wore a boyish blazer.

Mareva Galanter, the French actress and former beauty queen, looked beautiful in a stylish black and white shirt.

French actress Melanie Thierry appeared on the street of Paris, France on March 7, 2011 during Paris Fashion Week

Both Lou Lesage and supermodel Natalia Vodianova from Russia confidently walked the streets of Paris in black long jacket

Shala Monroque (left), the editor of Pop Magazine looked so stylish with white pants, a yellow top and Prada shoes.

The famous editor of Vogue Nippon, Anna Dello Russo (left), stepped out in a colorful dress



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Sunday, June 27, 2010

Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom Attended Milan Fashion Week 2010

Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom hit the runway for Milan Fashion Week in Milan, Italy on Thursday, September 25. Miranda Kerr has been in the family way for 5 months but is still seductive and toned. The celebrity couple attended the P&G Prestige and Vogue: the Scent Of The Future cocktail party during Milano Fashion Week Womenwear Spring/Summer 2011 in Milan, Italy. The image of Miranda Kerr in newly-rounded figure but wearing high-heels shocked the audiences and fans. Let\'s have a look at the most stunning images of Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom to attend Milan Fashion Week in Milan, Italy on Thursday, September 25, 2010.


The 27-year-old supermodel looked so charming and beautiful in a short tight black minidress at the P&G Prestige and Vogue event during Milan Fashion Week 2010


The Victoria\'s Secret Angel is five months pregnant showing off her newly-rounded body shape


Miranda Kerr and her husband Orlando Bloom are expecting their first child


The pregnant woman was so confident and happy when she was spotted outside the event


The parents-to-be couple looked excited at the P&G Prestige and Vogue show during Milan Fashion Week 2010


Before arriving Milan, Italy for Milan Fashion Week 2010, Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom had taken a trip from Germany, where Bloom is now filming The Three Musketeers


The hotties revealed Miranda Kerr\'s pregnancy earlier this year, shortly after the secret wedding in Anguilla during the summer


Regularly taking a good diet and doing exercises helps Miranda Kerr keep in shape even when she is pregnant


The brilliant supermodel revealed her baby bump in an advertisement for her organic skincare range Kora


Orlando Bloom, the "Lord of the Rings" star is really excited about his wife\'s pregnancy



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Friday, June 18, 2010

Fashion online have good discounts

The world of technology has rapidly advanced and has benefited a large number of people. In times when people have no time to indulge in any activity that they are fond of due to the busy hectic schedules that have to cope up with on a daily basis, it isn’t uncommon to find people say that shopping is the last thing on their mind. People often complain that in spite of shopping for clothes being one of the most necessary features of an individual’s life, one doesn’t have the time to go out and check out different stores and pick up apparels and accessories that they like the best. In such cases Fashion online has gained a lot of popularity due to its easy and convenient ways.

Fashion online has become an integral part of people’s lives and all one needs to do is click a few buttons and purchase all that they require.

There are a number of fashion stores online and this is a huge rage among busy corporate, executives and even those who wish to purchase things by simply sitting in the confines of their home. It definitely saves a lot of time, energy and efforts and helps you pick up the best items.

Fashion online has a wide range of collection and their collections is available in various sizes as well. So all one needs to do is give their right sizes and order for the dress they like best. Another advantage of these online stores is that they have value for money and have discounts running at almost all times.

Fashion online has a large collection of designer brands as well and combined with the discount offers, it becomes extremely easy and convenient to purchase branded apparels that you wouldn’t be able to afford otherwise. Also, clothes that are not a part of the designer collection has sale periods and you can pick up more than what you thought you could by making use of the money saving schemes. Fashion online has easy payment methods and clicking a few buttons can help you pick up your desired apparel and accessory.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

New York Fashion: How it is Still the Fashion Capital

New York has been synonymously associated with glamour and fashion. Since time immemorial, New York has become a hub of fashion designers, models and stars who strut their formal wear in the different movie premiers and award ceremonies. Today, the fashion industry is alive and well. With the different people's style, New York is truly in par with Paris, Milan and Tokyo.

Fashion has evolved in different decades. There are developments in fashion in whatever time you look at. During the 70s, it is undeniable that it is a break in every person's shell. It was the age when being hip is cool. It was the day when disco was at its peak and punk is at its height of popularity. These musical influences paved way and went hand in hand in creating a norm when it comes to the fashion of their time.

By the time the 80s made its way and supplanted the 70s, people started looking retro.

With the glam rock that hit the stage; though it was dubbed as the worst era in music, a lot of people dressed like rock stars. With spray net and the colorful and flashy attire; most of the youth during this decade became what we recognize now as the lady gaga fashion sense.

When the 90s ended the reign of the glam rockers; grunge became the alternative music to the long 80s decade. Grunge, similar to punk's rebel yell attitude; made their torn down jeans and their black shirts the epitome of what Kurt Cobain was. With the height of this music genre, it also ended right after Cobain died and so did the fashion sense that it carried.

New Millennia's first decade is very unproductive in terms of fashion. What it did was to revive the trends of the past. From how people brought their shorts up during the 80s; people today are doing the same. With the gypsy look of the 70s; the present day kids are also ripping it all off. And who knows what they could think of next.

The point is, in every generation people will dress differently. But there are things in fashion that can never change. For example, if you are wearing a custom made suit; that suit can still be worn three to four years from now! There are some things that should be treated with elegance and timelessness. This is the reason why some gowns worn by female artists are tailored made similar to the 1920s cocktail dress.

Tailors in NJ and NY are the best when it comes to the creation of dresses and men's suits. NJ is now following the lead of NY maybe because of its proximity to NY. And it could be possible that it already adapted the system of designs by the custom tailors in NY. New York wouldn't be called as the world's fashion capital if not for the complex and well made dress shirts of NY designers and tailors. With the different elegant attire, tailored suits in NY and their cocktail dresses; the title for the city may be there to last.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Indian Weding Fashions

Wedding Fashions :-

The day of your life is coming and you don't know what to wear? Want to be fashionable as you are in your daily life? Wedding dresses, just like all the other clothing, have their own fashion line. Make the most of your wedding and purchase the trendiest dress.

It's rather difficult to describe the wedding dress fashion, as every single bride has her own needs and tastes. Yet, there is one thing common to all - they want to be fashionable, therefore they choose dresses that designers offer.

A few years ago, dresses that there simple, straight and would expose brides' body, were very fashionable. No patchworks, no huge accessories. Simple and elegant dresses were in control of the industry. Today it's rather different. Brides are looking as princesses and queens.

The so called "cake" dress is extremely fashionable. The top of it sticks to the body, exposing brides' breasts and trunk, while the lover part is very wide. Even special rims are used in order to make it as wide as possible. Materials used for this lover part are usually soft and thick, so that many coats of it would create a very light effect. It looks perfect on any type of body.

Another type is similar to the one that was fashionable a few years ago. Dresses are straight and made of silk. The bride who is wearing it looks elegant and very feminine. Yet such dresses do not look very good on short brides and those who have some extra weight. You must be very careful while choosing this type.

The main difference in recent and today's fashion is patchworks. Every single dress must have at least some of those. If it's a "cake" type dress, you should choose the one that has simple lover part and patch worked upper part. The same while talking about straight wedding dresses, yet you may choose the one has both parts patch worked.

The most popular and trendy material is surely silk. It makes any bride look luxurious. Silk is so popular because the fall of it is very special and it is easy to achieve various effects with it. However, you should remember that this material is very sensitive. For example if you are planning to sit a lot, have in mind that it'll crumple.

As far as dresses are very luxurious, you should choose appropriate shoes. Don't pick the simplest ones they're totally out of fashion. Something with patchwork or ribbon would be perfect.

There can be no discussion about colors. White and that's it. Yet if you want something original, choose a dress (and shoes) with, for example golden patchworks. It'll make you shine and you'll surely look original.

Yet, the most important thing in choosing dress is that you have to like it. If they offer you a very fashionable dress and it looks perfect on you, but you don't like it - just forget about it. It is your day and no mater whether your dress is trendy or not, you must feel beautiful for yourself.