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Category Archives: Fashion

Hair Bows

There are so many different kinds of ribbons being used in making hair bows. Here are just a few: grosgrain, organza, single faced satin, double faced satin, acetate, jacquards, velvet, sequin, ruffle, lace, marabou, frayed denim, sheers, metallic, polka dots, stripes, patterned, textured, stitched, printed, reversible, woven, checkered, plaids, glitter, gathered, frayed, and the list could go on I am sure. We haven’t even talked about all of the extra things you can add to hair bows like appliqués, hand-painted ceramics, jewels, crystals, monograms initials, names, rickrack, buttons, and so many other things that people get creative with. Read all about how they make them and see if they put a lot of time and effort into making them in a boutique style and boutique quality.

There are so many hair bows web sites and eBay auctions now, that it is hard to find that one hair bow you are looking for, and for the right price. Don’t be afraid to try out a few different places, and try ordering just one hair bow from a few different places before you settle down on your favorite hair bow maker. Also, don’t be afraid to ask the maker questions about their hair bows. I would also encourage you to try different sizes as well. Just because your girl is little, doesn’t mean she won’t look just like a little princess in with larger hair bows. If she looks cute in pig tails or two pony tails, try getting two small hair bows or two medium sized hair bows. Read what the widths are on each site because what one company may call small another would call medium.

Affordable Holiday Style

Shopping and dressing for events are often contributors to holiday stress and debt. It’s not necessary to purchase a complete outfit. Here are some affordable options.

  • Wear a glittery illusion, multi-strand or y-shaped necklace. There are many options; rhinestones, beads, cubic zirconia, swarovski crystals.
  • Pull out those dressy shoes you bought but never wore yet. You can always change into practical flats later if they’re a little high.
  • Brighten a conservative, dark suit with a brightly-colored, dressy top or camisole to stand out. Just make sure it complements your coloring.
  • Not ready for bright colors? Try a lacey top with long bell-shaped sleeves instead.
  • Carry a beautiful, embroidered and/or beaded clutch.
  • Buy a faux (or real if you prefer) fur collar to dress up your coat. Have your local cleaners or tailor add the buttons and loops to make it detachable if you’re not comfortable doing it yourself.
  • Pile on the bangles or charms. This is a nice party look – where the noise would not be an issue.
  • If you’re not comfortable with the noise, wrap a long strand of beads around your wrist instead. It still is a dramatic look without the noise.
  • Heap on beaded necklaces or sport a multi-strand belt for an exotic look.
  • Pair tuxedo pants with a silky tie belt and a tucked-in camisole, worn alone or under a nice top.
  • Top off your outfit with a dressy shawl in velvet, silk or lace.
  • Have a nice, defined waistline? Try punching up a simple, full-skirted dress with a corset-style belt or tuxedo sash.
  • Dress up a tweed bag with a cluster of brooches.

 

About Layered Hair Styles

Layered hairstyles are now one of the most popular hairstyles around. This hair style works the best on long, straight hair. This is because very coarse and curly hair doesn’t let itself to fall into layers. After getting a layered hair cut, it is possible to accentuate the hair layer using highlights. This can also be used to flatten your face shape. The layered hair style tends to suit those girls whose hair is straight or slightly wavy and also gives thin hair a thicker and shinier look. Nowadays, a substance called Hydroderm is also available in the market. This is what many people use by allowing the collagen to be delivered to the third layer of the epidermis to make the layered hair style look even better! It is not actually that much advised to use on the hair, but since it is one thing most actresses use to accentuate their layered hair style, it has definitely come here to stay!

The reason “layered hairstyle” has such a name is because only the perimeter of the hair along the face is cut. Then after this, with the given cut, the hair falls in layers, thus the reason for the name. The first layer usually starts below eye level, and then is appropriately paced out to the length of the air length. In the case of a layered hair cut, even a razor is used at times. This is because it gives the hair cut a softness effect. The shape of the hair at the back can be either the standard U or straight. And for more definition, long bangs can be given to this hair cut!

Cowboy Boots

At that time, the Wellington had a low cut heel that was calf high. It was quickly adopted by the Texans who gave their own western interpretation to this footwear – hence, the western cowboy boot. Today, the Western cowboy boot is a staple in fashion all the world over.

In 1954, the western boot changed to keep in stride with the growing popularity of the rodeo. A lower heel and rounder toe was necessary to accommodate the wear and tear competitors required to compete. By the 70’s television and theater influenced the western boot “look” and style and fashion trends took hold. Some have high heels and pointed toes, while others stick with tradition and have a lower heel and a rounded toe for the true cowboy.

Custom-made western cowboy boots take about 45 hours to make. These hours of labor are reflected in the price of a pair of western boots, because prices can be steep. Colors range from traditional browns and blacks to red, blue and gray. Decorations include the toe wrinkle and stitch lines across the toe top seem to be popular additions. There are different types of the western boot including the Roper that has a shorter shaft, rounded toe and straight, low heel. The Packer is a high boot with laces and the Lacer is, in fact, a lace up.

Future Style of Vintage Tee Shirts

The vintage tee shirt has a long lasting place in style because it is much like antique furniture. It has a constant surviving style because it is not trying to be new. The boom in the trend has created a flood of new shirts that appear to be old, but they will not replace the true vintage shirt. A true vintage tee is all about being authentic and old. Newer shirts that look vintage are simply a novelty that will pass as a trend. The shirts that actually survive are ones from an actual place and time that someone might recognize.

The stylish part of a vintage tee for males is what’s behind the tee itself. Wearing something that is actually vintage shows a part of the personality and style beyond current trends. Women see this rebelliousness as confidence and security in one’s self. This is highly attractive to women who might see current trends as a passing fad that people just buy into. Anyone can walk into a store and buy what is on the mannequin. True style is finding something that you like and going with it. That is why a fake vintage tee is a fad. If you wear a shirt from a summer camp you went to as a kid, then you have an interesting story behind it. Wear your vintage clothing with confidence and it will never go out of style.

Style Significance of Sandals

Stone age man seeking to protect his feet with the hides of animals in the form of basic leather sandals. These were very simple in design and were made of the same type of hide that these ancient men made their clothes out of. This style of rough animal hide covering continued until about 10,000 years ago when examples of straps or thongs started to emerge. The straps or thongs would be attached to a heavy study sole that was meant to protect the bottom of the foot.

As civilizations started to emerge the adapted that plant and animal life they had access to create new styles of sandals. Ancient Egyptians used papyrus and palm leaves to create their version of this ancient footwear. The Greeks and Romans used sandals in their everyday clothing as well as a part of their military uniforms. In India where the cow is held to be a sacred animal sandals are made of materials such as wood, ivory and metal.

Throughout the ages sandals have been a major feature in footwear but not until the 20th century did they become a fashion statement. Most major designers since the 1920s have turned out some new variety on the sandal theme. Sandals for men have remained fashionable since ancient times right down to today’s average beach bum. Active and hiking sandals have been introduced over the last 20 years. Women’s sandals come in every shape and size imaginable including high heeled sandals and wedges. Though they have changed very little in design since they were first made, sandals continue to be an important part of footwear today and don’t seem to be going out of style anytime soon.

Styles Of Shoe A Woman

1. Go for smart and comfy flats for work. If you are in full time employment it is likely that you will be working 8 hours a day, therefore having a pair of shoes that are comfy and don’t put to much strain on your feet is paramount. Heels may look good but if you are on your feet for any period of time you will regret them very soon. Two or three pairs of these shoes are ideal, and chose dark or medium neutral colours, this will ensure they go with any work outfit and wear end tear will not be as obvious with light or bright coloured shoes.

2. One warm-weather work shoe. Try and go for some open toed flats, or sandles if your company allows it. Getting hot and sweaty feet during the summer months can be very uncomfortable during long days at work

3. One pair of slingbacks in a neutral shade. They look chic with straight skirts and classic-cut trousers. They can be worn with bare legs or opaque winter stockings. Plus, they work well with formal and near-formal wear, they add sophistication to jeans, and instantly dress up a denim skirt and cardigan like nothing else can.

4. One pair of strappy dress sandals to wear with formal or semi-formal attire. They can sex-up a pair of jeans, too. Best colors: a mid-tone or pale neutral, including metallics such as silver or gold.

5. One pair of neutral-colored casual shoes for weekends. A woman can never go wrong with classics such as oxfords, moccasins, loafers, or clogs.

Info of Long Hair Styles

The multiple ponytails style consists of three base ponytails, but it is possible to have more ponytails if interested! Once the basic style of three ponytails is mastered, which normally takes ten minutes, you can improvise on it! If you plan on just having three ponytails, newly washed hair is great; but if you plan to add knots or braids, it’s better to work with hair that is not so soft. The hair has to be brushed to remove knots and tangles. Then all the hair from the top of your crown has to be picked up and separated into three even sections. Some hair from the ears below has to be left loose to flow around your neck. Each ponytail then has to be smoothened into separate mini-ponytails, and secured with either a hair bungee or elastic hair band. Once the basic multi-pony look has been achieved, you could use different braided or knotted styles. You could create multiple ponytails where no hair is left to flow down your back. Another choice is to have all the different ponytails coiled up and pinned on top of the crown to get a beautiful up-do of braids. You could also braid the center of the multi ponytails and leave the side ponytails unbraided. Then you could pin jeweled hairpins at the top of each ponytail, or experiment with different color scrunches to cover the elastic bands.

The variations with long hairstyles are endless. They are limited only by the amount time you invest in experimenting with different hair styles – and by your imagination.

Homecoming Hairstyles

Throughout the past several years, girls tend to look for homecoming hairstyles that are traditional and that offer them a sophisticated look. The most popular of these homecoming hairstyles is the “up-do”. Many stylists may offer their advice regarding your hair type and facial structure. Stylist’s may opt to braid, curl, tie, knot, or pin the hair in place. Variations of the up-do may incorporate hairpieces and hair accessories. Some girl’s may like to wear rhinestones and jewels to add glimmer and shine under the lights. Other girls may find themselves opting for up-dos that have sweeping and flowing locks. If you’re saying to yourself that your hair is too short for an up-do, never fear; hair extensions and hair pieces offer even the shortest of trends this up-do option.

One important factor to consider when contemplating the up-do is your facial structure. If your facial structure is round or square; wear your up-do high on the crown to elongate your face; if your face is thin and more rectangular; opt for homecoming hairstyles that are fuller on the sides and lack crown height. Depending upon your forehead height, you may wish to wear bangs. Girls that have longer foreheads need bangs; those with shorter foreheads may wish to wear their hair pulled completely back off the face.

Many girls find themselves thumbing through magazines and looking on web sites to find options for homecoming hairstyles. Some of the more popular web sites offer virtual styling; simply choose your facial structure, the length of your current hairstyle and click on different up-dos that fit. However, to ensure that a homecoming hairstyle is really right for you; you may want to visit the salon prior to the special event. There’s nothing like a “trial run” to ensure you that the choice you made was for the best.

Tuxedo Styles

A complete tuxedo ensemble includes a jacket, trousers, shirt, bow tie, cuff links, studs, and a cummerbund or vest. If you wear a vest, you do not wear a cummerbund. I would suggest purchasing extra ties and cummerbunds in colors and patterns for a more festive look for any occasion.

Your classic tuxedo, of course, is black but you have several collar options from which to choose. You have the notch lapel tuxedo jacket, the peak lapel tuxedo jacket, the shawl lapel tuxedo jacket, and the mandarin color tuxedo jacket. Personally I prefer the classic notch lapel tuxedo jacket but it really is a matter of choice. The shawl lapel gives the body an elongated look so it has a slenderizing affect.

You then have the trousers in pleated and non-pleated with an adjustable or non-adjustable waist band, all with a satin stripe down the legs.

There is a great selection of tuxedo shirts available. You have the classic wing collar tuxedo shirt, regular collar tuxedo shirt, mandarin collar tuxedo shirt, banded mandarin collar tuxedo shirt, piped mandarin collar tuxedo shirt and the list goes on and on.

The accessories are endless. You have the band bow tie or one of the newer contemporary style ties, the cummerbund or button cover jewelry if you choose one of the mandarin collar shirts. And, of course, the studs and cuff links. Don’t forget to take a look at the tuxedo vests. All accessories will be available in an array of colors, patterns and styles. You’re sure to find what you need to complete your ensemble.