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Spring Fashion

Spring dresses are definitely the item to have this season. Very much inspired by the 50’s and early 60’s, you can find vintage or new fashions right on the rack in every major clothing store. Look for little ruffles, flowing fabrics, big buttons and belts.

White is everywhere. Be careful with this one as some complexions are not cut out for stark white. If you are nearing middle age, try using white in your accessories instead of brilliant white jackets or skirts. Everyone should be cautious about what we call Minnie Mouse shoes and please don’t break out the white pants, skirts and shoes until after Memorial Day. I don’t care what anyone says. Some rules are not meant to be broken.

Chunky shoes and platform sandals are still the rage this season. Be careful when pairing with your 50’s inspired dress or you will look like you came straight from a rummage sale and not the fashionable trendy shops. Of course some might say that is the trend too.

Chunky necklaces are still in this season as well. Natural woods and brighter colors play a part

About Denim Skirts

Owing to its versatile nature, denim skirts are a staple in every woman’s wardrobe, be it a mini that would look great with a sweater and strappy sandals, a sporty pleated skirt that is generally teamed with a tank top and sneakers, or a bohemian rocker chick version studded with crystals. Long denim skirts with a slim silhouette look sophisticated yet casual with a bright sweater and pumps or alternatively, could be worn with high heels to dress up the look.

Far from being restricted to street fashion, denim is making its presence felt in the world of haute couture. Marc Jacobs recently showcased his line of stretch denim A-line skirts with zipper pockets at front and single button closure. According to him, there’s nothing like a classically urban denim skirt to get an indecisive girl through any don’t-know-what-to-wear days. Designer Miuccia Prada turned denim inside out for strapless dresses worn over T-shirts in her latest collection while earlier this year, D-Squared combined denim with suede leather in a collection based on rodeo chic.

Make sure

Handcrafted Bracelets

Handcrafted bracelet is when an artisan personally picks out the beads and colors him/herself. And then decides on a design, stringing material, and what kind of impression this piece of jewelry should make. There really is a lot that goes into the thought process.

I can tell you that I personally create all of my bracelets…. I take a whole evening, or even days to create a special piece. In my jewelry box–you can expect to see that not one design is exactly the same. I get so many compliments on my work that they ask me–where did you buy that?…. (of course the ones who know me well know that I have made it myself, and compliment me on my artwork)–but for those who don’t know me, they will just sigh in amazement that it seems almost impossible to create..

So when I say a handcrafted bracelet is something to cherish–I truly mean it. There is so much work from the heart that goes into it-thats why its so hard for a true jewelry artisan to part

Luxury of Wool

From warm sweaters to bohemian scarves, cashmere garments are considered timeless, tasteful, and elegant. Wear them to occasions -whether casual or intimate -and you’ll find that you’ll stand out in sleek comfort. This is why the popularity of cashmere has only grown with the years.

Though it has been accorded much acclaim and praise, cashmere is actually the fur of the humble Kashmir goats, often harvested during their respective molting seasons. Kashmir goats can be found in China, India, Tibet, and Iran -but are primarily bred in Mongolia.

In fact, history tells that rulers from centuries past have gifted their loved ones with cashmere garments -owing to the beauty of the wool and the status it accorded because of its high value.

Due to cashmere’s popularity; however, Americans have also jumped right in and started breeding their own cattle. What actually adds to the cashmere’s price is the fact that it takes one Kashmir goat four to five years to shed enough fur to make just one garment. It is no wonder that people who collect garments made out of cashmere treat these articles with utmost care.

Cashmere wool can either be knit or

Cocktail Dresses

When choosing from the many available cocktail dresses, you should familiarize yourself with some of the lengths that you may encounter. Depending on the current fashion trends of the year or wardrobe acceptability, the length of a cocktail dress varies. Some cocktail dresses stop just above the knee, while other selections end around two inches from above the ankle, known as a tea length cocktail dress. When a cocktail dress touches the ankle, it is “ballerina length” – this is commonly associated with being an evening gown, with the differences between the two hard to tell.

Today, cocktail dresses come in an array of beautiful materials, with silk, satin, and chiffon these being the most popular choice.

Some people receive an invitation to an event or party and have no clue what to wear. The fear of over or under dressing for the occasion begins to set in. There are some clues to follow when you are puzzled on what to wear to an event. When using the invitation as a clue, you are more likely to casually dress if the invitation arrives through email or by telephone. If the invitation arrives through the mail, chances

About Winter Glamour

This time of year, every glossy cover of Elle, Vogue, and Mademoiselle makes me dream of looking like one of those glam girls wrapped up in a delectable sweater and plush boots. Unfortunately every time I try to mimic one of those magazine looks, everything goes astray.

Just this week I tried the tight jeans-bulky sweater-chunky boots look. It looked winter, but it didn’t work for winter. I fought with every jacket in my closet, trying to cajole one to button over my new oversized turtleneck sweater. I was relieved when I finally got my pea coat to close, but the relief washed away when I bustled over to the mirror to see that I looked about 7 months pregnant.

All the layering would be great — if I was studying polar bears in the Arctic for the day. I wasn’t. I was on my way to work. I made a quick stop at the coffee shop, and the second I walked in, I started overheating. By the time I got to the counter, I could smell my perspiration starting to mix with the wool of the sweater. I like the natural beauty look, but I’m

Trendsetting Handbag

Chloe is, by far, one the greatest design houses in the world. I absolutely love their work! At times, I feel that some of the French designers are a little over the top…but where would true fashion be without their sense of creativity and innovation. Chloe has been a leader in the world of fashion, especially since the Stella McCartney assumed the helm. Her star power and understanding of classic design reinvigorated a company that was often lacking the cohesive aesthetic that truly binds a collection together. Make no mistake about it…Chloe is the new Gucci!

Vivienne Westwood has done more for British design that any other designer in modern times. In many ways, the entire punk genre owes her a debt of allegiance. Vivienne was just a young girl during the heyday of punk, when she met a fellow named Malcolm McLaren. For those of you not particularly well versed in your punk rock history, Malcolm was the manager of the consummate British punk band – The Sex Pistols. After dressing the Pistols for a number of years, she opened her own shop in London called Sex Boutique. Punks worldwide have adopted her design aesthetic, and

Knit Scarves

Personally, I like the hand made one’s made by yours truly, myself. I enjoy having that one of a kind accessory item that looks great. With the huge selection of beautiful yarns out there I just had to pick up my knitting needles and dust them off. They’ve been non-stop ever since. You can find yarn at all the local craft store’s; AC Moore, Jo-Anne Fabrics, Michael’s to name a few as well as their websites. Some of them will offer classes, or will have representative’s near the yarn aisle to help you get started and answer any questions.

All the top yarn companies have very informative website’s to help you get started also. They have an amazing selection of free, yes free patterns that you can print off and use at your disposal. Lion Brand, http://www.lionbrand.com even has a how to section. I forgot how to “cast off” and it has step by step instructions that set me on my way. All the patterns have very clear instructions on how to knit or crochet and what supplies to purchase. I have made several myself and found them all very easy to follow. They even have the

Womens Flipflops

Flip flops are even commonly seen in the work place these days! The designs of flip flops have become so flattering that they are now suitable to wear with dresses, skirts, slacks, and jeans. Of course, flip flops and shorts will always go well together! Flip flops come in a wide variety of styles and designs. Some have heels, and some are flat. Some have the traditional rubberized soles, while others are made of leather, wood, plastic, and a huge variety of other types of materials. When it comes to flip flops, anything goes, and all things are possible!

Flip flops are very flattering when worn with Capri style pants. In fact, it seems that the Capri style pants are what made flip flops more attractive to women. Designers were forced to sit up and take notice. They finally realized that women will not be content with the same old – ugly – style flip flops that were available for years in a one-size, one-style fits all fashion. Today, women want their footwear – even their flip flops – to be fashionable and stylish – and designers have answered that demand!

Many famous designers now have

Petite Dress

When choosing a dress, choose something which has just one colour, and best to choose dark colours, this will give you a streamlined effect. To elongate your body, choose a dress with a short skirt and make sure you wear a pair of heels as this is the biggest thing you can do to make yourself taller! Keep things simple for the most amazing effect.

Here are a few tips:

  • Keep prints in proportion to you figure, no bigger then the palm of your hand, otherwise you will look like a clown.
  • Wear 3/4 sleeves, on dresses, shirts and jumpers.
  • Avoid too much jewelry, or at least heavy jewellery.
  • When layering, wear light weight materials like cotton, linen and especially silks.
  • Wear monochromatic colours.
  • When wearing separates avoid contrasting colours such as a navy skirt and a white top, go for an all-in-one colour way.
  • Keep in mind that the more fitted the look, the more flattering it will be.

If you are petite, then there are many options for you but the best is something figure-hugging and knee length.

Prom Shoes

The most important thing to keep in mind is comfort. It doesn’t matter how amazing
and fantastic the shoe that you pick is – if you are unable to walk by the end of the
night, it was the wrong one! How can you look at your best if your feet feel like they
are about to fall off?

High heels are a common style of shoe, and for good reason – they make your legs
look longer and slimmer and force you to keep good posture. But you don’t need to
go ridiculous with the heel height. Two-inch heels are more than enough to give the
desired effect while saving your poor feet.

If you are used to them, strapped dress sandals are quite popular and can be worn
with most dresses. But they can be a pain to wear – you may find it more
comfortable to choose a dress shoe with an enclosed toe. If you get an enclosed toe,
make sure they have a soft, cushioned upper lining (leather is preferable).

Another option for shoes that are extremely comfortable to wear are ballet shoes.
Unfortunately they are only suitable with full

Evolution of Jeans

Still on the topic of jeans… remember when all we had to choose from was either a pair of Levis, Lee or Wrangler’s? And all you had in your wardrobe was a choice of black stone wash and blue stone wash?

I remember this quite vividly. There was no such thing as ‘engineered denim’ in the early 90’s when I was a teenager. Yet in the pursuit of being cool, I had to conjure up my own version of ‘engineering’. I got my worn in look by way of scraping my ass up and down the cement footpath out the front of my house (I lived on a main road by the way). Later my mother told me that it would have been a hell of a lot easier to take off the said pair of jeans and rub them against a rough stone. Thanks for the advice mum, but too late. If only my nickname ‘ass scraper’ wore out as fast as my jeans did…

Then something revolutionary happened in the mid nineties (that saved my ass, so to speak). Levis decided that we didn’t have to wait years and years to wear in our

Jeans Ironing Tricks

o Set the temperature of the iron according to the kind of fabric your jeans is carved of. In any case always avoid too high and too low temperature.

o Before you put your Seven Jeans for ironing make sure that it is not too wet. If your jeans is holding lot of water, ironing it cannot just be harmful for the color and the cloth itself, there are chances of your iron getting spoiled. Moreover it can also deteriorate the fit of your jeans. But you may proceed if there is some moisture in your jeans. A little moisture acts as catalyst in ironing the jeans and any other cloth as well.

o Don’t be in the notion that ironing the Seven Jeans upside down will be a plus point or you will lose the color and the design of the jeans by doing it the other way. This is because of two reasons. Firstly, the fabric of this jeans is of such a good standard that it never loses its texture. It will retain it in any case. Secondly once you do the jeans upside down and then iron it, you will lose the

Custom Silicone Bracelets

Party Favors

Custom silicone bracelets make a great party favor for birthday parties, weddings, baby showers, and family reunions. Your guests will have a keepsake to remind them of the party for years to come. For birthdays, print or deboss the special person’s name and birth date on the bracelet. Or as a birthday party favor, using something like “Joe’s 1st Birthday” works perfectly as well. You can also use these custom bracelets as a party favor for weddings. Simply include the bride and groom’s first names and the date of the big event.

Personalized Gift

Do you have a little girl in the family? Custom silicone bracelets make the perfect gift for her. What girl wouldn’t love to own a “Daddy’s Little Princess” bracelet with her name on it? Show mom your appreciation with a personalized “World’s Best Mom – Jane” bracelet. Use your imagination and you will come up with a personalized gift that will wow its receiver.

Fundraising

You don’t have to be a big non-profit organization to benefit from using a custom bracelet for your fundraising efforts. Are you raising money to replace the playground equipment in your local

Jeans Cleaning Tips

Surveys have revealed that Seven Jeans as one of the most cherished brand at present. It is the foremost choice in jeans wears for more than half of American population. Keeping this fact in mind this article offers some tips for cleaning of the Seven jeans pair of jeans. These tips are meant not only for providing durability to your cloth but also to keep its beauty intact. Moreover these tips demonstrate how easy and hassle free it is to wash a pair of Seven Jeans.

1. Always wash your Seven Jeans pair in Luke warm water. Avoid either extremely hot or cold water for the former can hamper the fabric while the latter might fail to remove its dirt.

2. If you just came from the beach and your Seven jeans pair is stained with mud, do not brush it under tap water. All you require to do is to take half bucket water, warm it and leave the jeans to get drenched. In 5 to 10 minutes you will see the sticky sand is gone. Throw that water and take fresh mild heated water. Add a good detergent in it and leave the jeans

Short Prom Dresses

You can dance easier in the short flirty skirts of a perfect party dress and your light can shine from within.

Check out the styles – they are just as formal looking as your long gowns. You have the same necklines in the short length dresses as you do in long gowns – spaghetti straps, halter tops, and modest scoopneck. You can let your inner sparkle come through when you are dancing the night away in the gorgeous short styles. Visit formalwear stores online or in your local area. See how fun it makes you feel to dress in the short party dresses.

It’s always good when you have more options to choose from. Your style reflects your personality. In the last few years long gowns were predominate but now any length is in style. I like it when it’s like this. You can choose the length that you like best and makes you feel good about your appearance and still be in style. You do not feel as if you’re being poured into a mold and made to look like everyone else. Enjoy this luxury in your short prom dress.

Men’s Formal Wear

1. Style

Changes, but you can’t go wrong with a single-breasted, solid color suit in black, grey or navy blue and always remember a single-breasted suit will make you look slimmer and sleeker in appearance.

In men’s formal wear a stylish suit can conjure up a number of images, all of them positive.

A suit can make you look powerful, mature, conservative, or sexy. Remember, most women love men in suits!

2. Fabrics and Patterns

Wool is always a safe option when buying a suit. It looks good and wears well.

Worsted wools are lightweight for spring and summer. Gabardine wools are heavier for winter. Wool Crepes are lightweight with softer finishes. Flannel wools are heaviest. Patterns for interview suits are limited to solids, stripes (pinstripe, chalk stripe, beaded-stripe, multistripe), Glen plaids, and checks (hounds-tooth, windowpane, and herringbone).

Picking The Right Shirt

Generally men with narrow faces can choose collars that are wider, to help broaden their faces; conversely, men with wider faces should choose collars that are narrower, to help lengthen their faces.

Ties

Suits come in basic styles and colors, but ties let you show your

Perfect Ballroom Dance Dress

Finding a dress that fits one’s body type is important as it will make one look elegant. Find out your body type. Generally, there are four body types. They are:

Banana or rectangle: A straight body type where the waist is less defined. The measurements between bust and waist or hip and waist are only a few inches.

Apple or inverted triangle: In this shape, the shoulders and bust are wider and hips and waist are narrower giving an inverted triangle shape.

Pear or triangle: In this shape, hips and waist are wider and bust and shoulders narrower giving the shape of a triangle.

Hourglass or double triangle: In this shape, the waist is well defined. But the hips, as well as shoulders, are wide.

Choose a dress which suits the body by balancing out. For example, a person who has wide shoulders can choose a ballroom dress with a wide skirt. This will balance the wide shoulders.

The dresses of ballroom dances are mostly bright and have intense colors. However, there is no compulsion to choose bright colors only. While choosing the dress, go according to the body color and the

Info of Silk

Such was the beginning of the breeding of silkworms 5000 years ago, and even today the principles remain the same.

So what exactly is silk and how is it made?

Silk is the fine thread with which a silkworm spins its cocoon. The silkworm pupates in its cocoon and emerges 20 days later as a moth. The thread which is produced by the spinning glands of the silkworm is the finest and strongest natural fiber in the world.

Silk is a protein fiber, meaning that is chemically quite similar to human skin. Because of this, silk is an ideal “second skin”.

So what is it that makes silk so special and sought after for clothing?

* Silk Shines — Because of silk’s unique sheen, colors radiate and assume a luminescent character. This gleaming however is not the only quality of silk.

* Silk Caresses — Thanks to its extremely fine and smooth fiber structure, silk flows in a supple and soft way.

* Silk Insulates — Silk cools and warms simultaneously. Silk garments are perfect for summer and winter. Silk can be worn as a second layer underneath to warm without

About Novelty Socks

There are designs of all kinds which include stars, sun bonnets, quilting patterns, reels, and friendship stars for women. Various appliques can also be applied to socks for women including hearts, roses, lips and anything else that you might like to add.

Children’s novelty socks include those with animal prints, fun fur trims, colored ribbons or netting and beads depicting sports or flowers. Appliques can be applied to children’s socks including frogs, bugs, flowers, sports items, and school items.

Men’s novelty socks could have such designs as the playboy bunny logo, sports items, and more adult themes. They can include scenes from nature as well. Men’s novelty socks can be ankle, crew, or over the calf types of styles.

Novelty socks can be used to celebrate special events like birthdays, holidays like Christmas or St. Patrick’s Day, and Valentine’s Day. They can be used for weddings and other types of parties. Novelty socks can also be used to celebrate the seasons of the year.

Novelty socks can depict anything from the sublime to the ridiculous and anything in between. The possibilities are virtually limitless and can include even risque things. Use your imagination.