Showing posts with label Fashion. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Fashion. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Move over Paris, pack a bag London, see you later New York because there’s a new style icon in town! This year, and probably most of next, Japanese fabrics, styles and origami inspired clothing collections are dominating the catwalks as the heart of Asia promotes its gorgeous silks, wools, and cotton, making lounge wear look better than a high-end couture gown. Japanese designers and manufactures have created butter soft, smooth and oh so wearable items that hopefully’ll firmly shut the doors on tight, uncomfortable fashion forever!

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Overnight Luxury

Inspired by people’s weekend trips and the short to Onsen’s, or Japanese bathhouses located in the mountains. Theatre Products, a prominent Japanese designer, presented their casual, capsule collection in partnership with Nakaden Keori. Whose textile factory in Ichinomiya, Aichi Prefecture focuses on producing luxury mixed weave and woven material in a wrinkle-resistant fabric that’s perfect for soft, linen shirts, casual Palazzo and wide leg trousers and velvety, luxurious cashmere sweaters.

A standout feature of the collection was the fact that none of the items would need ironing, or steaming after having been squashed into a small bag, or holdall and customers would be able to wear any outfit straight away. Other fabrics have been created using specialist manufacturing techniques that give them a more ridged surface while improving the stretch quality of the material itself which, in turn, gives you a more fluid, wearable garment.

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Baby Tee

If you’re looking for a wrinkle resistant, satin soft and sweat-absorbent T-Shirt, then look no further than A-Girl’s unique garment that’s making waves across the world. They’re light, can be worn with just about anything and is sure to be a sure fire hit with trendsetters everywhere. Vice President, Tomohiro Yamashita, is so confident in his product  A-Girl uses the T-shirt fabric in dresses, tops, and skirts for their own brand. Fancy trying out one of their sleek, stylish T-shirts? Head on over to https://www.jamesperse.com/ t-shirts select your size and then step out in aviator shades, a pair of skinny blue jeans, some hoop earrings like these ones available at https://www.frostnyc.com/collections/gold-hoop-earrings and a gorgeous mittente trench and you’ll have spring fashion nailed!

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Home Grown Success

It’s not just Nakaden Keori who’ve found fame with their fabrics as eager journalists, and industry buyers alike clamored for samples. Other designers including Calvin Klein have launched collections with Japanese denim, and Los Angeles brand James Perse uses Tokyo-based manufacturer A-Girl’s Co to produce their statement T-shirts. The Asian influence doesn’t end there either, Komatsu Seiren Co in Nomi, Ishikawa Prefecture, uses the fabric it supplies to European designers for its own brand, mittente.

Their cute, colorful trench coats are a must for fashionistas as well as those looking for a coat that stays dry as these garments have been created with water-repellent and wind-resistant material which makes them the most desirable raincoat ever. Over the next few months, you’ll also start to see Japanese influences everywhere from clothes, kitchenware, and decor trends to noodle based fast food and Asian/ European fusion dishes!

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Friday, April 08, 2016

Do you love to find unique items of clothing that nobody you know has? Do you wish there were more options on the high street? These days, there are so many sheep. People just wear what looks popular on Instagram. They go through fads. It’s boring! One thing I love about clothing is that you can use it to express your personality and what you’re all about, but you can’t do that in clothing that everybody else has. So, why not create your own? It might sound difficult, but you can have a lot of fun doing it and you’ll end up with some unique creations. It might be a little trial and error and first, but pretty soon you could be a pro at creating your own unique clothes. Here are some tips to help you get started:

Source Materials

To make your own unique clothes, you first need to source materials. There are all kinds of different places you can find materials, from markets to online wholesalers. You might want to have an idea of what you’re making first, or you might want to stock up on materials and go wild. It’s up to you! It will usually help if you know what you’re going to make so you know how much of what to buy. Make sure you pick materials you think you can work with. Don’t bite off more than you can chew in the beginning! You can also buy materials to further make your creations look unique, such as beads, gems, iron on patches, and more. If you want something that looks completely unique, try heading to vintage stores and using the materials you find there. You won’t want to pull apart a vintage gem, but if you find something that looks a little too worn, then you could make something with that. Reworked vintage items can look awesome, and you won’t find that material anywhere else!

Find Inspiration If You Need it

If you need inspiration, there are plenty of tutorials online you can work with. You can then tweak what they’ve done to suit you and make something totally brand new. You can learn pretty much everything you need to know for free online, no need to pay lots of money to do a course. After just a few minutes of searching online for inspo, you should have a ton of ideas. It won’t be long before you’re coming up with your own ideas and people are asking you for advice.

Research the Best Equipment to Help You

If you’re going to start creating your own clothes, having equipment to help you is a good idea. Some people might be able to do it with nothing but a pair of scissors, a needle, and some thread. That being said, most people like to buy a sewing machine to help them. You can read a Quilter’s review alongside other reviews to help you decide what the best machine for you is. You want one you can work with easily. That probably doesn’t mean buying the fastest model you can get your hands on. As well as a sewing machine, you’ll need different threads, a good pair of scissors, and a tape measure. You can find a list of things you need here.

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Start Small

Don’t try to make something too complicated right away. It might not look that complicated on paper, but you want to prove to yourself you can make something simple before you jump into the deep end. As you get more confident with the methods and your equipment, you can create larger items. Being confident in your abilities is great, but you don’t want to ruin an expensive piece of material when you’re just starting out. There are usually ways you can start over if you really mess it up, but you still need to be careful.

Practice

Practice really does make perfect! There are a bunch of different methods and techniques, so try them out and see what you prefer. You might not be very good at first, but that doesn’t mean you’ll always be that way. Everybody has to start somewhere.

Find Clothing Patterns

You can find clothing patterns that will make it easier for you to work with. With clothing patterns, you’ll learn how to gauge the amount of material you need, as well as how to cut your pieces so they fit together properly. You don’t always need a pattern, but for the novice clothing maker they can help. You can find some of them for free, but you might have to pay for some of them. You’ll still save money making something yourself though, so don’t be put off!

Rework Your Own Clothes

Another option you have is reworking your own clothes. Take a look in your wardrobe and have a look at things that you just don’t wear anymore. You can use these for practice. You never know, you might create something amazing with them! You can do simple things like cutting the sleeves off and cropping the length, or you can take the material you’ve got and transform it into something completely different. You can pretty much create any look you like with a pair of scissors. You can cut jeans into shorts, long tops into crops. You can take a simple t-shirt and make it pretty much any style you like! Just make sure you practice with something you don’t really care about first, just incase. Again, there are lots of YouTube tutorials. You can use dye to create different patterns too. You could take your whole wardrobe and make it look totally different, in theory!

See, creating your own unique clothes can be loads of fun. You have all kinds of options, so start exploring them and see what kinds of things you can make. The only limit is your imagination! If you’ve tried any of these tips, let me know how they’ve worked for you. Leave your thoughts and ideas below – I’d love to hear them! Thanks for reading.

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Wednesday, December 09, 2015

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Not everyone is able to afford designer merchandise today. A great deal of the designer dresses, shoes, accessories, make up and bags that you see sold cost thousands of dollars for just a single piece. Many of the items that you may see carried or worn by celebrities are made in such limited quantities that only a handful may ever be sold or produced, making them cost even more. Because these items can be in such high demand from the public a much larger replica marketplace has begun to crop in recent times than there has ever been before. With so many different replicas available now it can be difficult for you to find just the right place for you to buy from. When you are looking to buy designer replica handbags you want to make sure you buy the best replica bags possible to get good quality for your money.

Doing Your Homework

If you do a simple search on the Internet for designer replica bags or even for wholesale replica bags and purses you will get thousands of pages of results that you might have to go through. One can seem frustrating and just make you select the first website that comes along or the place that offers you the cheapest price possible. When you make a purchase just based on that criteria you are taking a risk of what you might get. The cheapest bag you find might save you some money upfront, but it can leave you disappointed if the quality of the bag is less than what you had expected. That is why you want to take some time to find a company that you can trust to provide you with good quality at good prices. When you want the best replica handbags you can find for a good price you want to make sure you look at the replica bags available from Bags Heaven.

What to Expect

When you order a bag or purse from Bags Heaven you can expect to receive a replica designer bag of the highest quality possible. Bags Heaven looks closely at bags and accessories from all of the top design houses and invests in items so that they can closely examine the original pieces. They are then able to construct replicas based on these designs that are made from quality materials using expert craftsmanship. All of the details of each bag are covered so that you can be sure the bag you receive will look and feel just like the real thing but cost you a lot less.

If you want to get yourself a replica handbag that you are proud to carry with you but do not want to spend thousands of dollars to get it then you want to take a look at what is available at Bags Heaven. You will find thousands of different handbags and purses available in all of the most popular designs so that you can choose just the right bag for yourself.

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Monday, November 23, 2015

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Even those that may not follow the fashion world closely know about Louis Vuitton. The name alone lets you know it is class and elegance and the design house has been one of the true innovators in the design world for many years. When it comes to handbags and purses, owning a Louis Vuitton bag carries a great deal of prestige with it. Many of the designs are very limited in availability and you need to go to special boutique stores or know the right person in order to get one. Even then, they can cost you thousands of dollars for a single bag. If you have always wanted a Louis Vuitton but know you can never afford the real thing, you should know that there are fake Louis Vuitton handbags sold today that are of fine quality that you can buy.

Choosing the Right Replica

When you are in the market for fake LV replica bags and purses you do want to be mindful about finding a bag that is going to provide you with the good look that you want at a reasonable cost. Very often you find cheap replicas available that do not really look like an original bag because they are made with inferior materials or do not have quality workmanship put into them. These are the types of replicas you want to stay away from. Instead you want to find a replica that is made using quality materials so that it has the feel and look of a real Louis Vuitton bag without the high price tag.  To get the best fake LV bags you can find you want to look at the bags and purses available from High Bags.

Quality in Replicas Matters

Just because an item is a replica bag does not mean it should be made poorly. High Bags takes their approach to replicas very seriously. They spend a great deal of money in purchasing original pieces from all of the top design houses, including Louis Vuitton. They take the bag apart and examine each component individually so that they can devise a blueprint for the design that will allow them to create a piece that looks as authentic as possible. High Bags uses only the best materials so they can create the right feel and look of each bag down to each minute detail, including the way the bag is shipped to you. Best of all, you get all of this at a price that is significantly less than that of the original bag, saving you hundreds or even thousands of dollars.

You want your replica bag to look as good as possible without costing you an arm and a leg. When you shop at High Bags, you can get the best designs that Louis Vuitton has available in replica form at prices that you will be very pleased with. This will let you finally get the bag you have always dreamed of and are anxious to take with you when you go out on the town.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Feng Shui, if you happen not to know about is, is an ancient Chinese philosophy that helps and gives advice for people on everyday life matters. You can use these pieces of information for your room d├ęcor, lifestyle. But you can also use them while looking for clothing or just at your wardrobe in general. And today I am going to share a few most important tips for a well-balanced wardrobe according to this philosophy. To use it or not is your choice, but no matter if you believe this stuff or not, it can affect your life without even noticing. So maybe – give it a shot!

  • You should start with the total reorganizing of your wardrobe. Feng Shui suggests that you should throw away all the old and ripped clothing. Also, if you have some pieces that make you remember bad memories – definitely throw that away as well! This clothing keeps all the bad energy that you don’t need in your life. And it also takes space in your wardrobes since you are probably not wearing them either. Also, get rid of all the clothing you bought a few sizes smaller with the intention to fit in one day. That only reminds you of bad times, and this is not what you need in life at all.

  • While reorganizing your wardrobe also take enough time thinking if you want to keep all the black clothing, you own as well. As Feng Shui says, black is a color of authority and is worn by judges and members of the clergy – and it makes you feel powerful sometimes as well. But black also associates with sadness and mourning. That attracts bad energy you don’t need. I don’t suggest you get rid of all the black pieces, but at least try wearing just one accent rather than the whole black outfit. You will be able to enjoy black the same, but without attracting bad thoughts and energy to you.

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  • Another thing you should take a look at while working on your clothing and wardrobe is how many red clothing pieces you own. Feng Shui proposes that more read colored clothing you wear – the more good energy you attract and the more successful you become. Moreover, red symbolizes prosperity, fame and relationships, and it is also considered to be romantic in our culture! So then you are going to a date, or even to a serious business meeting, pulling a bright red shirt can affect your mood and the way you present yourself. So, maybe a little red dress and a few different tops can make it to your wardrobe the next time you shop?

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So, if you are inspired for a change, let’s get to shopping part now! A good wardrobe consists of new bad-energy-free clothing! Thus grab these great deals and coupons for Neiman Marcus right away and get new bright and powerful clothing now! I believe that your mood and life are going to change, and that is all thanks to a few new clothing that you bought online so cheap! Have fun!

 

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Monday, June 15, 2015

The fashion industry is always seen to produce new trends every season and it can be hard to catch up to them. Fashion lovers may fall in love all the fantastic new designs created by designers but one thing that they should know is to always purchase something which works for you. Some people shop new fashion items based on the beauty of the items, some shop because they find it perfect for a certain question while others buy on impulse purchase behavior. However, you do not want to waste your time and energy buying items which does not look good on you despite the price. It does not matter what the price is but as long as it fits your fashion criteria, it will be the perfect choice. Below are three fashion stylist tips which every woman should take into account on.

 

  1. Choose according to your body type

Have you always fall into the trick that some clothes you lay your eyes on look perfect on the plastic dolls at retail stores? Or how good it looks on a model in a magazine? Yes, we have all fallen into the bait and often make the wrong selection of clothes which looks awful on us. It can be hard to admit by some but not all clothes will fit us nicely and as we expect it to be. So be aware of your body figure and choose something which works personally for your body type.

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  1. Know your patterns

Everyone all should know the rule of patterns by a certain age as it had become a hot topic a few years ago. However, if you happen to forget the rule, go for the basics. Vertical patterns for a slimmer effect, horizontal for a full effect and asymmetric create a balance body curve. No body looks good in all patterns, so be smart and flaunt the ones which enhance your beauty.

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  1. The Power of Accessories

Accessories are crucial to transform an outfit into an improved appearance. Whether a necklace, bracelets or earrings, mix match it with anything you wear and step out feeling confident all day. From a dull simple look, accessories sure have that additional element which can turn your outfit into a newer look in a matter of seconds.

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Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Jewelry is often used to make a statement. The wide variety of fine jewelry available allows people to capture a piece of their personality in the bracelet, ring or other piece of ornaments they wear. Some personalities prefer visually outspoken pieces; others prefer fine subtleties to their rings, watches and necklaces.

For a truly personal touch and for something that helps define them, many are turning to coin jewelry. For example, a person placing a high priority on protecting wildlife and endangered animals may have a necklace made using a commemorative panda coin, as the panda is the symbol for endangered species. Those seeking to carry a religious ornament may have a bracelet made from a coin depicting a crucifix or a patron saint.

Others may see a rare coin encased in precious metals and worn as carrying a piece of history with them. Many coins were minted to memorialize a historical event or an important person in history. Rather than keeping the historical piece in a drawer or a safe, it can be displayed on their person and become a conversation piece. Coin pieces usually catch the eye of a friend or associate.

Coin jewelry can be made into any number of things:

  • Necklaces
  • Pendants
  • Bracelets or charms
  • Money clips
  • Watch faces

Fine jewelers will normally encase the coin in precious metals to highlight the coin selected. Gold, silver and platinum are good choices. The pieces are often made in the jeweler’s shop and can be custom made with coins owned by the purchaser, or by coins selected by the jeweler.

Before retaining a jeweler to make a piece of coin jewelry, a purchaser should inspect some of his or her work. Look for quality in the piece and the ingenuity employed by the maker. A rare coin deserves a proper setting and one experienced in making coin pieces will have an idea of how the coin should be set. Inspecting the previous pieces made will often give the buyer ideas on how they want their piece to look. For an idea on how well a rare coin can look when transformed into a personal ornament, click here.

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Cheerio…

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Sunday, September 21, 2014

It’s been a while since I got myself a new watch and the watch that I am wearing right now was a birthday present from dearest Azwaj from 2000! I am not complaining mind you coz I love it so much as it is so versatile and I can wear it anywhere.

Anyhow, since I already have a nice watch, my next watch have to be nicer  and somewhat different from the one that I already got. Well my latest watch is all that and more! Have you ever heard of a line of wood watches, hand crafted from 100% natural wood and produced from sustainable materials from all around the world. I haven’t until I visited Jord and when I saw their Ely Series Wood Watch Collection, I simply have to have it!

It is definitely one of a kind and when I got it in the mail a few days back I simply fell in love.  The site says that I would grin for no apparent reason when I look at it and you know what? I did and still am whenever I wear it and get compliments from everyone that I show it off to. It’s a great conversation piece because it is so unconventional for sure!

My new watch is chic, sexy, compact, fashionable and so light that I sometimes forgot I was wearing a watch.  The workmanship is also superb and meticulously made. Just check it out below and better yet visit their site and see their other collection and get one for yourself right now.

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Cheerio…
LJSiggy

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The sun is shining; the birds are singing; the boots are going in the back of the closet. It’s officially summertime, and that means it’s also time to upgrade your shoe collection with something more suited to hot afternoons and days spent frolicking in the sand. What are your best footwear options for 2014? Here are a few ideas!

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1: Adissage Fade Slides

No summer is complete without a pair of sandals, so start things off with the latest offering from Adidas. These “massage-style” slides come with arch support and microfiber footbeds that make every step a pleasant tingle.

2: Men’s Bahama Boat Shoe

Cheaper than loafers but more comfortable than sneakers, boat shoes have long been a fashion icon for summertime. They’re perfect for everything from the beach to the basketball court, and they can be dressed up or down depending on the general outfit.

3: Polo Ralph Lauren Vaughn Canvas Sneakers

These soft leather shoes were all the rage in 2013, and they’re poised to make a comeback as canvas fashion continues to sweep the runways. Who doesn’t like Ralph Lauren, anyway?

4: New Balance Foam 980

Run in comfort and style with the Fresh Foam line from New Balance. Known for its plush, cozy underfoot design, you won’t find a better shoe for all your favorite outdoor sports!

5: Moab Ventilator

If you plan on hiking, biking or off-roading this summer, make sure to pick up a pair of Moab Ventilators. Not only are their synthetic fibers tough, durable and shock-absorbent, but their mesh uppers also keep things from getting too sweaty under the tongue.

6: KEEN Clearwater CNX

Don’t dive into the ocean without a pair of Clearwaters. Their microbe shields will protect your feet from all the fungi found in pools and open water, and their contoured arches give them a comfortable fit during all kinds of swimming and boating activities. They’re also machine washable after a long day in the sun and sand!

7: Women’s Gel-Noosa Tri 9

Ladies, these are for you. Gel-Noosas are specifically designed to lessen the wear and tear on women’s feet during high-impact exercise, offering perforated sockliners and DuoMax® technology for improved platform support. They aren’t too shabby-looking, either!

These are just a few ways to begin your summer shoe collection. Don’t fall into the trap of wearing nothing but flip-flops for the duration of the season: Your feet and your wardrobe deserve something better.

Cheerio…

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

If you’re tired of the same hair style, then why not try clip-in hair extensions? These are an easy way to have a different look every day of the week if you want. The extensions come in various colors from your typical shades of hair to colors like blue and red. You can wear the extensions for a multitude of occasions. Some girls wear them for prom to make the hair longer. You can style the hair as usual after adding the extensions, of you can style the hair and add the extensions later to create depth.

If you want feathery bangs, then clip on a small extension to the front of the hair. Go for an elegant look if you are going out for a special event by adding extensions that are curled. If you are tired of short hair, then add a ponytail extension to create the illusion that your hair has grown in a short amount of time. The next day you can add a different piece for a short hair style. Hair extensions easily clip to the underside of the hair so that others can’t see the top of the extension. You can wash the extension like normal hair.

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Do you need to pick out a tux to wear to the prom? Maybe you are looking for one to wear in a wedding, either your own wedding or one that you are in for someone else. No matter why you need to get a tux, you have to be able to choose the right one. There are many different things to consider, and finding the ideal outfit is only possible if you think through each different aspect.

1. The Size
It starts with the size of the tux. You have to get measured by a professional because they need special measurements for a tux. You cannot just go in, tell them what size of pants you wear, and assume that they will be able to find you something that fits. Getting measured should also be the first step because it helps you see what tuxes are even available for you to rent.

2. The Main Color
Next, you have to pick the main color. Black is the most traditional and the most expected out of all of them. However, you may be looking to make a splash and get some attention. Many people rent tuxes in different colors, like pink or green, when they want to stand out. You have to decide what your end goal is and where you are going to be wearing the tux. Of course, the type that you would pick for the prom could be very different than what you would pick to wear in a wedding.

3. The Secondary Color
You then have to pick the secondary color, which will be used on things like the vest or the undershirt. It may also be present on the bow tie and the cummerbund. This color acts as a highlight. Typically, you will wear white, but you can pick from a whole host of other colors. Wedding parties will often use the secondary color to tie in with the color of the dresses that the girls are wearing in the bridal party.

4. The Accessories
The last thing to consider is what accessories you want. You can get a bow tie and a cummerbund, as mentioned above, and you can also get cufflinks and things of that nature. It is up to you, but these things are going to add a lot to the overall style of the outfit, so they should match your other choices.

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Cheerio…

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