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Category Archives: Fashion

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 skirts (they just don’t look right with
tight fitted dresses).

It probably doesn’t need to be said, but do ensure that you pick shoes that are the
correct size for you. Shoes that are too big or too small will never feel comfortable,
and a shoe that is too big could leave you with blisters or even come off at an
embarrassing moment!

Once you have decided on your shoes for the prom, make sure you wear them in
before the night. The easiest way to do this is to wear them around the house for an
hour or so each day for a week. If you aren’t used to the style of shoe you bought,
this also gives you a chance to become used to them.

One final tip; it can be difficult to find a colour that matches exactly, so you will
have two options. You can try to find a complementary colour (for example, black to
go with a dark coloured dress), or if the shoe is the right type you can dye it to
match.

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 favourite pair of jeans, ’cause America’s convicted criminals could do all the hard work for us! Yep, all those second hand Levis being sold in boutiques actually came from America’s prisons. Imagine the satisfaction for the prisoner, knowing that some good came out of their existence? As long as they served their full sentence, of course (jeans just didn’t achieve an optimum level of worn in-ness if prisoners got out early on parole). So my pre-worn Levis alla ‘break and enterer’ became the ‘hottest’ thing in my wardrobe (just kidding, I paid for them). Really, how could I have been so narrow minded as to think crime didn’t pay?

Moving into the new millennium, jean manufactures suddenly realised that it was wrong to allow such an obvious exploitation of America’s prisoners. Especially when the Chinese could do it for a whole lot less, and quicker too! Engineered denim was born. All of sudden, we didn’t have to wait years for our jeans to hit the perfect level of worn in-ness, because we could buy a brand new pair of ‘pseudo old’ that looked like, well, a bad pair of new jeans. Like anything in its infancy, there is always something NQR (Not Quite Right) about it. Kinda like when CGI special effects first started to appear in film. Much to the rile of everyone around me, I just couldn’t help the comment “Aw that looks so fake!” every time a dinosaur ripped apart a person, or when a ship collided with an iceberg in the middle of the Antarctic. It was just a natural reaction to something that looked completely unnatural when trying to appear natural (also my natural reaction when I see a man with hair plugs, or a woman with a bad boob job. But that’s another blog entry all together). And while I didn’t go around pointing at people wearing badly engineered jeans on the street (only because I too was a serious offender), I did wonder when the edges of pockets were going to be grinded evenly, rather then looking like they had been attacked by cat claws.

Today however, while we are finally perfecting pocket grinding, crotch whisker marks, and thigh and ass sand blasting, isn’t this all merely an improvement on the fake worn-in look? I mean, I have a pair of jeans that I bought almost four years ago in dark indigo denim with only a basic enzyme wash. Over the years of wearing, there has not been even the slightest beginnings of fraying along any pocket; the whisker mark around the crotch goes straight across the thigh, (not splayed out in all kinds of unsightly directions drawing attention to my bathing suit area); and my ass does not look likes it’s been dragged over coloured sand! Perhaps we have forgotten what a real pair of worn in jeans looks like?

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 ironed fineness on swapping it back to the right side.

o Always iron your jeans with a gentle hand. Do not press it hard in any case. For as I mentioned above the fabric in itself does not require ironing per se. But people tend to do it for their satisfaction.

o Follow the curls and curves of the jeans i.e. do not try to alter any already made cut and fashion of the jeans. You will not only be wasting your time, energy and electricity in it but it can be fatal for your garment too.

o Ironing the jeans daily is not required. You can iron it weekly.

o Once your Seven jeans is ironed nicely and to your satisfaction, hang it properly.

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 park? Whatever the cause close to your heart, custom silicone bracelets are an easy and inexpensive way to raise money for your favorite charity.

Business Promotion

Silicone bracelets are an inexpensive promotional item for your business. Just print your business name on there and if you can a fun slogan as well. Send the bracelets out with customer orders. Hand them out at fairs, trade shows, or anytime someone approaches you about your business. Before you know it, your bracelets and your company name will be all over town.

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 in it again. If you still find some dust sticking to it, scrub the jeans gently with hand.

3. After 15 minutes you will notice that all the dirt from your jeans is wiped off and you have a clean and clear pair in hand.

4. You can also use your washing machine for this purpose. But remember to keep the temperature of water mild.

5. Once the washing process is over you need to be a little cautious about drying your exclusive pair of jeans. The best thing to do is to dry the jeans up side down and not at a place where sunrays are directly over it but at a place where the sunrays are falling diagonally. This will save the color of your exclusive garment from fading away.

6. Since Seven Jeans offers a wonderful fabric, it does not retain much water and takes few minutes to dry. So even if there is no sun, you need not worry for your fully soaked Seven Jeans.

7. You should not use any chemical while washing the Seven jeans pair. It can tarnish the quality of the cloth.

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 individuality within a formal look.

If you want to make a bold statement wear a patterned tie with a patterned shirt, make sure that the color schemes are the same and that the patterns go in the same direction.

Finally, don’t forget the Length: It should hit the top of your belt buckle and the deal width of ties is between 3 and 4 inches.

Men’s Formal Wear Combining Tie’s Shirts & Suits

When choosing a jacket-shirt-and-tie trio, match its level of color contrast to your personal colouring.

Your colouring consists of your complexion and hair color.

If you’re coloring is high-contrast i.e. dark hair and light skin, or vice versa–your jacket, tie, and shirt combo should be high contrast, too. But if your hair-hide contrast is softer and lighter i.e. you’re blond or gray-haired with pale skin, or dark-skinned with dark hair–you should go for lower-contrast clothes.

Two different scales For Balance When you’re combining two like patterns in the jacket-shirt-tie triangle, they should be of different gauges.

If your suit has pinstripes 3/4 inch apart, your tie should have significantly broader or thinner bands. If your suit is a striped one (with lines more than an inch apart), your shirt’s stripes should be narrower and closer together.

If you wear two different designs within the lapel triangle–say, a checked shirt and a striped tie, or a striped suit and repeating-medallion tie–they should be different scales in size If your shirt has a narrow stripe, your tie needs a wider stripe i.e. pair large with small.

De Emphasize

Choose clothes that de-emphasize your extremes.

If you’re short, look for strong vertical elements: pinstriped suits, two-button jackets. If you’re very thin, choose a jacket with wider shoulders. If you have a heavier build then Wear darker colors and go monotone from top to bottom.

Watches

The first thing to look for in a man’s watch is a large face, as these designs are generally accepted by everyone as looking stylish.

Get a nice belt

Don’t forget your belt you want quality, a good quality belt doesn’t have to be expensive and is money well spent.

Your belt color should be coordinated with your footwear – black with black, brown with brown.

Shoes

Black is the traditional safe color for work but Brown or ox blood colors can also look stylish.

You can also use a variety of styles including loafers, wingtips, round-toe, or the trendier pointy-tipped shoe.

Shoes are no place to economize on quality. For men, shoes are the final detail and are one of the areas all women notice.

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 color of the hair. For example, electric and very bright colors go with black hair. When it comes to blonde hair, lighter colors go well. Nowadays pastel colors are also becoming a famous choice for ballroom dresses.

The design should be such that it highlights your features. For example, if you have collar bones which stand out, choose a design which highlights them. If you have a narrow waist, choose a dress which highlights it. Highlighting the features can make the dress look more attractive and beautiful and it draws more attention.

There are many types of ballroom dance dresses available. Some examples are; Latin dresses or rhythm dresses which are short and just below the knees. This type is used to show off legs. This type will exaggerate the body movement and makes the dance look more attractive. Another type is standard dresses or smooth dresses. This type generally consists of long ballroom dresses like gowns. One can also wear a shirt skirt combination in this type. Another type is advanced Latin dresses which are much more splendid and advanced than the fundamental dresses.

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 being bulky. It can absorb up to 30% of its weight in moisture without feeling damp. Silk will absorb perspiration while letting your skin breathe. Silk contributes to your well-
being.

* Silk Wears well — In spite of its delicate appearance, silk is relatively robust. Its smooth surface resists soil and odors well. Silk is wrinkle and tear resistant, and dries quickly.

* Silk is safe and Non-Allergenic — Because of its protein structure, silk is the most hypoallergenic of all fabrics. That means it’s less likely to cause allergic reactions to the wearer. For people with skin allergies silk can be a God send.

* Silk Flatters — Silk has been celebrated throughout history: Princesses are clad in silken robes and noblemen in silken capes. 2000 years ago, Chinese poets wrote of the harmonizing virtues of silk clothing. Silk is naturally wrinkle-resistant, glossy, hypoallergenic, and easy to care for. Other fabrics can only claim these qualities after being treated with additives.

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.

Novelty socks are great for adding to costumes. They can be used to hold party favors or they can actually be the party favors. Have fun – that’s what it’s all about.