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Fashion – Back to the Future

What style are you most comfortable wearing? Do you know where the fashion you feel most comfortable wearing came from? The world of fashion and design is truly compelling with the intrigue and excitement it provides people like you who are among those who enjoy displaying different trends in fashion. The fads that are all in the present all came from the past designs that started way back the 19th century. Knowing this will give you the idea on the real personality that you have been dreaming to display in your fashion as well as the ones who made a mark in the mod world that most men and women are getting.

From long ago, even if men are also integrated with the same fashion sense provided by the many designers; women are more of the target in the fashion designing. In the earliest years of mod designing, the name that started it all goes back to Charles Frederick Worth (1826-1895). His success started the vintage fashion even before the maison couture in Paris started. Worth was more than just a tailor; he was the very first man who had ever dictated what his customers must wear! Could you just imagine how great an achievement it was to be the dictator of fashion at that time?

You can trace back up to this time the trend of drawing fashion on a paper among designers to picture the right fall of fabric on their design as well as the form and pattern the design is meant to have, who would have guessed that this practice goes a long way back? Many fashion houses hired the services of painters and artists to make the design presentation for customers to view than actually having to make a completed form, which evolved to the publications of the magazines.

The fashion world turned to French fashion in the early 1900, This was the time of the hour glass shape for women that started in the vintage fashion they displayed; the corset that some women are still wearing up to the present became very famous to show the S-bend silhouette. You can just imagine how women have been so vain in their waistline already. The flimsy lines came after the 1908, gone are the bulky petty coats underneath the garments. The pleating and dyeing process came to be reflected in the clothing until the World War I where women were dressing for comfort and not for fashion, women learned to work and became practical at these times.

Skirts were introduced in 1915 in the ankle length until it became shorter up to the mid-calf. The vintage fashion started having the short skirts together with the introduction of the automobiles. Many changes happened, carriages to cars; long-train gowns to pinafores above the knees; skirts to short bobs until women even started borrowing their clothing from men's fashion. The A-line skirts did not take so long to be patronized since many fashion designs were introduced really fast in …

By Johnie Turber October 13, 2015 Off

Gifts for Her – Make your Lady Truly feel Distinctive

Presenting a women of all ages with a reward that she will value depends a lot on the relationship a gentleman enjoys with the woman. A gentleman may perhaps have various associations with a woman like a buddy, manager, mom, colleague, sister or neighbour. Diverse associations demanded diverse varieties of gifts. While a reward may perhaps be correct for one’s sister, it would be similarly inappropriate for his female buddy. Also, 1 also needs to be aware about the character and occupation of the woman he would like to present a reward. Just one would need to have to decide on a diverse reward for a book lover and an outgoing woman, or a fashion aware woman and an athlete.

Providing an athletic woman with a bungee leaping session ticket on her birthday will make her delighted. While a teen-aged female may perhaps be overjoyed on receiving a delicate toy packaged in a particular case, a woman in her thirties would want a reward basket with a bottle of champagne and some chocolate parts.
Gift baskets are starting to be well-known these times as 1 can put all the required products in a one basket. Just one need to have not purchase each compact item individually that he may perhaps be wanting to reward a woman. A range of gift baskets like gourmet baskets, system baskets, newborn baskets and bath baskets are out there at reward suppliers in the United kingdom. It would be awesome to present some jewelry to a woman who is in her forties.

Just one can present a reward to a woman on occasions like birthday, Valentine’s Working day, relationship anniversary and on the arrival of a new newborn in her daily life. Many merchants have particular sections which are earmarked as Gifts for Women. Many merchants in the United kingdom are advertising 1 of its sort reward products like a coke-crate shaped radio and snow dome shaped telephones to the buyers. Many reward suppliers have appear up with impressive reward strategies for her. Many of them are featuring customised reward products to the persons. These merchants allow their shoppers to print the images of their beloved kinds on bed linen, towels and blankets and so forth.

A gentleman really should not hold out for particular occasions like birthdays or Christmas to present a woman with a reward. A woman would be happy to acknowledge a reward devoid of any particular celebration, only if a gentleman cares to display that he seriously loves her. Just one really should offer you a romantic reward to his lover or female buddy. A romantic reward need to have not be high priced. A necklace, a costume or a one fairly red rose would make one’s female buddy joyful. She will cherish these gifts for prolonged. It would nevertheless be far better if 1 chooses the woman’s favourite colour for rose.

Bouquet of bouquets, jewelry and greeting cards are thought of correct gifts for women. Most younger boys trade appreciate …

By Johnie Turber October 11, 2015 Off

Latest Fashion News & Ideas: Your Coats This Winter

It might be a bit early to feel cold, but it's never too early to speak of wintery trends. We are always eager to find out all about the cold season's popular items, and now we choose to shed the light on coats. The latest jacket trends for women are awesome, with updates on classic styles, and some newer looks as well.

What makes this season's coats really special is the fact that they are voluminous and bright, so you can just wear them over any regular outfit, and you'll be good to go, looking really cozy and chic. Here are seven designs for this winter's coats for women … just choose one of them and slip it on.

Velvet Coats: Velvet coats are distinguished by their luxurious fabrics that are soft enough to sleep in. You can choose a chunky topper that will last you through winter, especially when layered. You can also wear blazer styles that provide a flashy finish for evening wear.

Shaggy Coats: Shaggy coats are big and voluminous. They can be really fuzzy, and with that they add a whole lot of texture to any regular outfit, such as a t-shirt and jeans.

Trench Coats with Updates: Trench coats for women are always in style. They stay in your closet from winter to winter, and they can never go out of style. This season, choose a trench coat that is a bit different than the usual. The updated trench has super stylish details. It either comes in the classic camel shade with fancy buttons and an oversize silhouette, or it's in a flashy material like leather or PVC.

Mixed Material: What we mean with mixed material is a jackets with more than one fabric, one color and lots of designs in them. It can be a varsity jacket or a mid-length peacoat, experimenting with embellishments, graphics, and jewel finishes.

Patchwork: A patchwork coat is amazing! It is full of colors and prints, and adds more than enough vibrancy to any outfit. It's all about striking a color block effect with just one piece.

Puffer: Puffer coats are also jackets that are always in style. They are flexible and extremely comfortable. This season's puffer coats are not long and really big. They are worn off the shoulder in a cropped silhouette.

Military: Military coats have been in style for a couple of cold seasons now, yet they come with few updates this winter. They come with slick lining or smooth plated buttons and fine tailoring too.

Which of these winter jackets for women do you prefer?

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By Johnie Turber October 11, 2015 Off

Motorcycle Apparel For Big and Tall Riders

Clothing designers and manufacturers are pretty adept at keeping up with the latest fashion trends and styles. Manufacturers of motorcycle apparel are equally savvy about what looks good in the biking arena. However, when it comes to outfitting people whose build is outside the small, medium, and large categories, finding quality accessories that fit comfortably can be a challenge.

This does not mean that if you happen to be the size of a pro football lineman or an NBA basketball player that you should not become a motorcycle hobbyist. It's a common misconception that there are very few options for clothing in big and tall sizes. This is not true. You might not always have the option of purchasing clothing (let alone leather motorcycle gear) off the rack. However, you can still get the items you need in your size without sacrificing quality and style.

There is more to accommodating the big and tall sizes than just advancing the overall size of a clothing item. This is especially true for motorcycle jackets and accessories. Because motorcycle apparel is form-fitting, the clothing items need to be designed to fit the body proportionally. If a tall person put on an XXL size jacket in order to have long enough sleeves, the rest of the jacket would be oversized and baggy. This will not work if the biker prefers a form-fitting jacket.

When you purchase motorcycle apparel in the big and tall categories, you might not always find what you need or the best prices in the brick-and-mortar shops. Inventory tends to go fast in these specialized locations. You do not need to completely ignore the shops, but you might be more successful at getting what you need by shopping online. If you are just starting out with your motorcycle hobby, visit the brick-and-mortar stores first. This can help you determine what your fellow bikers are wearing. The items that stores have on their racks are the most popular products that people are buying. When you get an idea of ​​what's out there and what you like, but it's not available in the store, you can visit more of the specialty shops or online retailers, to find exactly what you need.

When purchasing specific motorcycle apparel, Make sure you read the description of the product carefully. Just because a particular shirt looks great in the picture does not mean that it will look equally good on you. It can be challenging to return specialty products-especially those purchased online. Learn about the product first. It is important for you to know what fabric has been used to make the item and the exact dimensions of the item. Purchasing big and tall sizes is more costly because of the specialized production process. However, you want your apparel to last so it's worth it to make a bigger investment at the beginning. This will reduce the number of items you will need to return.

If you're in the big and tall size category, you have the …

By Johnie Turber October 9, 2015 Off

Safe Online Shopping: 10 Tips to Avoid Getting Burned

You need to buy gifts for the holidays and you need to purchase them quickly. You can either brave the madness of shopping at your local mall or kick back at home and buy all your gifts online. Doing your holiday shopping online can be a great way to save time while you find the right gifts at the best price. You'll skip the parking lot wars, avoid getting the flu from your fellow shoppers, and stay out of pick-pockets' crosshairs. But though it may be easy and convenient to shop in your pajamas, you still need to take precautions to make sure your electronic 'purse strings' are safe and secure. Here are some simple tips for safe online shopping:

Secure your computer. Make sure your home computer has updated security software installed, and run regular system check to keep hackers' keylogging viruses away.

ONLY shop from home. Do not do your online shopping from the local café, the airport or other public places. These open networks are easier targets for identity thieves to hack into your computer. Only shop from your secured home network.

Click carefully. Your favorite store just sent you a great coupon! But wait! Before you click on email links, be sure of where they lead. Scam emails can look just like the real ones from your favorite stores, with links that appear to take you to legitimate sites. But hover over the link and you may see a different web address – this could be a fake site, designed to gather your credit card information for fraud. Your safest bet is to manually navigate to your favorite retailer's website.

Know thy merchant. One of best parts of online shopping is easily comparing prices to find a great deal. You may find the gift you want for half the price – but make sure the merchant is reputable and trustworthy. If you have not done business with a merchant before, look for online reviews. Using aggregators like Amazon.com and Yahoo Shopping is another good way to make sure your merchant does not take you for a fraudulent sleigh ride.

Lock down your site. When you visit a retailer's website, look for "https" at the beginning of the URL. This "s" – along with a small gold lock in the lower-right corner of your browser – indicates an extra level of security for your online shopping.

Log out. Always logout securely when leaving a website.

Check if your payment details are stored. Some online shopping sites ask if you want to store your payment details for future purchases. It's always handy to have your information stored, especially if you use that site often. But, watch out for this on lesser-known websites.

Compare 'real' prices. Make sure you know how much you will be charged for shipping, and if there are any taxes or fees that will be added to your online purchase. These 'extras' can add up quickly, so be sure you include them when comparison shopping. …

By Johnie Turber October 8, 2015 Off

Polka Dots in Men's Fashion

Polka dot patterns have been part of the fabric industry for over 200 years now. The first ones to use this design in clothing were the British. It is said that no other than, Beau Brummell (1778-1840) himself wore polka dots in his attire. Beau Brummell is said to be the arbiter of men's fashion in regency England. Some people even call him the inventor of the modern suit for men, and his early influence on men's fashion is still evident today.

During the same time period that Polka Dots were introduced in clothing, Polish Polka music became popular, and although there is no real connection between polka dots and Polka music, the pattern got the name from there. With a little imagination however a connected between the two can be seen: The Polka dance got its name from the Polish word "pulka," meaning half-step, as in the dance. Perhaps this delightful dance, that takes one around in circles was the inspiration for the polka dot pattern.

In men's fashion the Polka dot dates back to the 18th century in Great Britain. Especially accessories such as bow ties and neckties were popular in polka dot patterns. By the late 19th century the polka dot pattern was on the decline and striping patterns in neckties was the predominant style in Great Britain. Not until the 1960s the Polka dot pattern became once again popular. It is a little unclear what originated the re-birth of this lively design. Some argue that Brian Hyland's number one hit "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini" from 1960 was the major influence of this come-back while consider Walt Disney to be the one that brought this forgotten pattern back in style when he dressed Mickey Mouse in a red dress with red polka dot pattern in 1961.

During the 1960s the polka dot pattern was once again popular a commonly seen on women's dresses as well as men's neck ties and bow ties. Today Polka dots are still present in men's fashion. Especially smaller polka dot patterns on neckties and bow ties are quite popular. Most common color The combinations for men's polka dot ties today are On by red and white, by blue and white, by blue and yellow, and by silver and black.

How to Match Polka Dot Ties

Combining different patterns in dress shirt, necktie and suit is much easier than it initially seems. If you follow the basic rule to combined patterns that are different in size, then you will have no problem to match your polka dot ties. A necktie with small polka dot pattern would go very well with a drepolss shirt that has a medium to large size checkered pattern. Ties with large polka dot patterns are much less common in men's fashion today and are typically seen more often on less formal novelty ties. The same rule will still apply: Match the necktie that has large polka dots with a narrow striped dress shirt or fine …

By Johnie Turber October 7, 2015 Off

Great Gift Ideas For The Anime Fan

Whether you need a gift for Christmas, a birthday or other occasion, anime fans can be hard to buy for, especially if you know little about the world known as "anime". First, let me explain a little about it. Anime is a type of animation that started in Japan. Basically, you can call it a Japanese version of cartoons. However, it has some big differences. Where American animation tends to be geared primarily towards children, there are actually many types of anime, geared for many ages and interests. For instance, there are series targeted squarely at young boys, young girls, young women and so on. There are also adult series, with more adult themes and content. There are also many different thematic styles of anime, including those centered around robots (called mecha), romantic series, fighting series, school life series and so on.

In order for you to choose a fantastic gift for the Japanese animation fan in your life, you first need an idea of ​​what anime series or at least what kind of theme they enjoy. Find out by perusing their DVD collection or checking what they watch on TV. Once you know the series they like, here are some suggestions for surefire gifts for any anime fan:

Manga

Manga is simply the Japanese version of comic books or graphic novels. Many anime series are based on a manga series. Any anime fan would love the original manga their favorite series is based on. For original Japanese manga, you can usually find some on eBay and at Japanese importers like JustManga and Manga.com. For the most popular series, like Inuyasha, you can find English translated manga books at many major bookstores.

Live Action and Japanese Drama DVD's

Some anime and manga series have a live action version, like Sailor Moon, that a Sailor Moon fan would likely be interested in. If they seem interested in Japanese culture, then consider getting them some Japanese TV drama series. There are many Japanese drama series aimed at tweens and teens that usually take place in school or high school. Check out Nodame Cantabile, Hana Yori Dango and Gokusen, each was based on anime or manga series or both. Look for these series at places like YesAsia and on eBay. Make sure to get the English subtitled versions.

Toys

Some anime series, like Gundam, Neon Genesis Evangelion and others, have many toys available. If you really want to get a special gift, try to get some of the toys that are imported from Japan. Toys available include action figures, vehicles, stuffed toys, models and dolls. You can find toys for the most popular series at major toy stores, but for not so popular series, try eBay, YesAsia and other import websites.

Video Games

Many of the most popular anime series like Naruto, Inuyasha and Bleach also have video games based on them. This is a great gift idea since what fan would not want to play a game as their favorite character? Make …

By Johnie Turber October 3, 2015 Off