Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Fashion Confidence Made Easy

Looking good and feeling confident does not have to be a difficult task, even for women who do it all. Modern women spend their days juggling life's daily necessities, which can result in back-to-back meetings and lunches on the run. Jane Buckingham, trend expert, author and host of Style Network's "Modern Girl's Guide to Life," knows that being a successful modern woman requires having a few tricks up her sleeve--especially when it comes to getting dressed.

"Balancing work, family and play leaves no time for today's modern woman to deal with clothing worries, such as choosing the right look for any occasion, avoiding embarrassing situations and taking care of cherished pieces," says Buckingham.

Buckingham suggests these stylishly smart and practical tips to help busy women avoid wardrobe blunders and feel confident every day in the modern world:

Invest in a Classic Wardrobe

• Rather than rushing to the mall an hour before a date to find the "perfect thing" to wear, cultivate a great collection of clothes in advance by having a few key classic pieces that mix and match well.

• Invest in a few high-quality T-shirts that go under everything from blazers to sweaters; try a few daring color choices to make a neutral wardrobe pop.

• Since more than one out of five women (22 percent) have ruined a favorite top because of unsightly white marks, Buckingham recommends protecting a great wardrobe by using Dove Ultimate Clear Anti-Perspirant/ Deodorant, which stays on skin and not on clothes.

For proof, turn shirts inside out to discover the beauty of alleviating white marks.

Say "I Do" to Smart

Wedding Style

• Wedding attire can be a complicated matter, and not just for the wedding party. If a particular dress code has not been requested on the invitation, a basic guideline for daytime weddings is to wear a light-colored dress.

• When dressing for an evening wedding, err on the side of sophistication. Choose a cocktail dress that is elegant and skims the knees in an A-line cut.

• Even though a flirty, strapless frock is the perfect garb for a wedding, one out of five women (20 percent) opt not to wear sleeveless tops altogether to avoid white marks. Apply a deodorant with translucent moisturizers, which form a barrier between skin and clothes to put the mind at ease.

Distinguish Yourself

In Business

• Dressing for success at a new job can be a daunting task. The trick is to look stylish and confident without being distracting. Instead of a full suit, pair suit trousers with a striped button-down shirt or classic wool wrap.

• Steer clear of ruffles and sweet-looking prints in order to avoid giving the impression of being a shrinking violet rather than a bold risk taker.

• Since more than half of women (51 percent) were at work by the time they realized that they had deodorant marks on their clothing, Buckingham also suggests using Dove Ultimate Clear to ensure confidence when conversing with a boss or colleague.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Fashion Week Begins! How to Start a Career in Fashion

For all you fashionistas out there, this is the week you've long been waiting for. New York Fashion week kicked off on September 9 at Lincoln Center's Damrosch Park, with the entire fashion world holding its breath to see what clothes we'll be wearing in Spring 2011.

The final products you'll see over the next few days are the result of months of hard work and collaboration between a variety of players in the fashion industry. From the designers who make the clothes, to the models who wear them, to the stylists who use them for celebrity clients, everyone has a role in bringing the newest styles to the public eye.

If one of these jobs sounds like your dream career, now might be the time to consider a career in fashion. Whether you're watching coverage of the shows online, or you're lucky enough to be attending, there are a variety of careers you can consider as you watch the latest looks roll down the runway.

It all starts here . . .
Fashion Designer Careers

Days, weeks and months before Fashion Week begins, fashion designers begin sketching, planning, and designing clothes for upcoming seasons. With an extensive knowledge of fashion history, designers combine past trends, beautiful fabrics, and their vision of the future to create wearable works of art. The clothes they display on the runway eventually influence what we wear to work, to school, and even to the beach.

On the runway . . .
Modeling Careers

It's not enough for clothes to look beautiful on the rack—NY Fashion Show attendees need to see how clothes move, hang and appear when they're worn by real live human beings.

That's where fashion models come in. Although their jobs might appear easy on the outside, professional models have to cultivate their look, walk and attitude to help designers showcase their creations and make them appealing to stylists, editors, and merchandisers.

In the audience . . .
Fashion Stylist Careers

At Fashion Week, celebrities, style editors, and fashion stylists alike are in the audience to preview next season's looks and trends. Attendance is extremely important for anyone in the styling world, as it gives them a chance to scout outfits for their clients, network with designers and other fashion insiders, and stay up-to-date on the hottest new designs.

From the runway to your closet . . .
Fashion Buyer & Merchandising Careers

As the hottest new looks are unveiled, fashion buyers and merchandisers get to work, deciding which designs and styles are right for their customers. Whether they work in large department stores or small, exclusive boutiques, fashion buyers and merchandisers are in charge of monitoring and predicting trends, deciding how much merchandise to order, and keeping an eye out for hot new items.

Ready to get started?
In addition to a passion for fashion, all of the careers listed above require an extensive knowledge of design principles, fabric and textiles, and fashion history. A fashion design degree can be a great place to start.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Dita Von Teese in Paris Fashion Week

Paris Fashion Week is one important event of the world fashion industry. It often attracts many famous fashion brands, models and designers. Attending this event is the pride of anyone. Paris Fashion Week in recent years has witnessed the appearance of a beautiful lady – Dita Von Teese.

This year, she made the rounds at Paris Fashion Week 2010, not only was she at the Vogue party earlier this week but also front row at some of the hottest shows.

Dita Von Teese (born September 28, 1972) is an American burlesque artist, model and actress. She’s always had a strong love for fashion. Von Teese has appeared on a number of best-dressed lists and frequents the front row of fashion shows, particularly Christian Dior and Marc Jacobs - labels she is often seen wearing.


Dita Von Teese posed as she attended Elie Saab fashion show during Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2009 on January 28, 2009 in Paris, France


Dita Von Teese and Louis-Marie de Castelbajac attend the John Galliano Ready to Wear Spring/Summer 2011 show during Paris Fashion Week at Opera Comique on October 3, 2010 in Paris, France


Sidney Toledano and Dita Von Teese attended the John Galliano Ready to Wear Spring/Summer 2011 show during Paris Fashion Week at Opera Comique on October 3, 2010 in Paris, France


Dita Von Teese arrived at the Jean-Paul Gaultier Show during the Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2011


She appeared in her sexy black dress


Dita Von Teese arrived at the Sonia Rykiel Show during the Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2011


She often creates her own fashion style


Dita Von Teese arrived for the Lanvin ready-to-wear fashion show


She attracted attentions everywhere she came



She attended the Vogue 90th Anniversary Party during the Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2011



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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Fashion Coloured Contact lenses

Coloured contact lenses have, in fact, phenomenally revolutionized the world of fashion. Nowadays, contacts are not only used for the purpose of rectifying vision but also as a fashion statement. Today, they have become an integral component of our style paraphernalia, the fashion mantra of the social glitterati and the quintessential style statement of the X-generation.  Coloured contacts are available in a broad array of colours and in various colour tones such as green, blue, mauve etc. Before you decide on wearing colored contacts, please do consult an eye specialist who can recommend the best coloured contacts for your eyes as well as educate you on how to use coloured contacts.

Basically, there are three kinds of tints that are added to contact lenses. A "Visibility" tint does not change the colour of your eyes, but makes spotting your lens an easier job if you drop it or it pops out of your eye.

An "Enhancement" tint simply intensifies light-coloured eyes and does not completely transform your eye colour. Contact lenses which have a "Colour" tint are mostly opaque and can invariably transform even the darkest of eyes in to significantly lighter shades. There are coloured contacts that could be worn on a daily basis for around a year and some which can only be used for a day or a week. Coloured contact lenses called ‘theatrical contact lenses' act as excellent special effects tool in films, on TV and for Halloween and costume parties. For example, if you wish to transform yourself in to a blood-sucking vampire or a flesh-eating monster, you can wear reptilian or blood-red contact lenses!

Few tips to remember:

Never wear contact lenses longer than prescribed by the eye specialist.
Maintain proper hygiene while handling your contact lenses.
Follow all the necessary instructions when handling contact lenses.
Ensure that your contact lens case is always properly cleaned.
If a lens causes irritation even after it has been sufficiently cleaned, it is possible that the lens could be ripped. Therefore, you should not try to put it back as it could considerably damage the eyes.