Month: September 2019

Galaxy Print

Black Milk has been producing their iconic Galaxy leggings and skintight dresses for years ($75 AUD) and has built a cult following around their limited edition patterns and distinctive branding. It wasn’t until Christopher Kane’s resort collection, however, when the Milky Way hit the mainstream. High fashion met the cosmos with a warm welcome, mesmerized by its hypnotic mix of colors, the quality digital images, as well as the mix of the nerdy and the stunning in the women who wear it. Proving that the trend had potential for more than shiny novelty legwear, Kane skillfully applied the print to chiffon biker jackets, dresses with a 1950s housewife-style cut, and ‘boyfriend’ tees, so that whatever the preferred piece, it was sure to be available in the cult cosmic cloth.

Thankfully, it wasn’t long before the high street and its online counterparts rose to the challenge thus allowing more fashion lovers access to the trend without needing to break the bank. Topshop, ASOS and ROMWE, amongst many others, have succumbed to the print, offering it in various guises such as crosses on cropped tees, chiffon waterfall skirts and even Jeffrey Campbell has adorned his darling ‘Lita’ boots with the nebulae, in collaboration with Black Milk.

Wearing the stars on your sleeves is so easy because it can look both feminine and bright, as well as edgier and dark depending on what you pair it with. For a colourful, summery look that’s perfect for festivals and sunny days, go for purple and pink galaxy items, and add pastels. To emulate the gorgeous starry sky on your next night out, match the Zenith with leather and crowd your fingers with metallic rings. Don’t forget to add a killer pair of heels and a slick of black nail polish for extra attitude.

Speaking of nails, the galaxy trend has crossed over to them too! As discussed in our blog post on current nail art trends, intricate and unique patterns are becoming more and more prevalent, with YouTube and pinterest now home to tons of tutorials from talented manicurists. Armed with a few sponges, a couple of different paint colours, and a white nail pen, you can play into the quirky craze in a small way with products you are likely to already own. What’s more, you’ll have the added smugness of knowing that your manicure is totally one of a kind since every application is, inevitably, different.

Types of Jewelry

These are some of the types of earrings jewellery, hoop earrings, drop, button earrings, and stud and chandelier earrings. Costume jewelleries are not as expensive as any type of unusual material can be used in making some of them. There are silver and gold plated costume jewellery, others are made of wood, plastic or shells. These are the type of accessories that can look trendy as well as fun to wear while at the same time look cheap or fake.

The types of fashion jewellery that are expensive are called fine jewelleries. These fine jewelleries are made of silver, platinum or gold. Most fine jewelleries are made of precious or semiprecious stones. It is always advisable to buy this kind of jewellery from a jeweller that is reputable. There is some jewellery that imitates fine jewelleries, but they are not as expensive.

You can create optical illusions with any type of fashion jewellery. A slender neck can be made wider or a thick neck made slender. Some jewellery can be used with casual or sport wear. Make sure that the weight and texture of the jewellery you wear complements the garment’s weight and texture. Other accessories such as cuff links can be used in place of buttons on the shirt’s wrist. Lapel pins are worn on the lapel of any shirt’s buttonhole. These are the kind of jewellery that are used for specific occasions or when they are in fashion.

The most used fashion jewelleries include, necklaces. Under necklaces there are medallion, locket, bib, choker, pendant, chain, lariat and multi-strand necklaces. These are the types of bracelets, cuff bracelets, I.D. bracelets, bangle, hinged, charm bracelets. Rings should be proportionate to the hand. Large hands should wear heavy bracelet. These are the types of rings, cluster rings, solitaire, dome rings, wedding and engagement rings, adjustable, and cocktail rings.

Perfume Decants for Rainy

Spring is often regarded as the season when nature comes back to life. Scent-wise, it is the moment when heavy, oriental fragrances are put aside, in order to make room to lighter and greener scents. Floral perfumes are a good choice for this part of the year, but there are numerous other criteria that one should consider when choosing a spring scent.

As the temperature rises, people start wearing fewer layers of clothes, so strong projection is no longer mandatory. Moreover, as opposed to oriental fragrances, which are rather adequate for autumn and winter, spring scents are generally known not to be “projection monsters”, as perfume reviews usually refer to the heavy ones.

Thunderstorms are not unheard of during spring, so one should make sure that his or her wardrobe includes a fragrance for such weather. If woods, amber and vanilla are the preferred notes during the cold days of autumn and winter, the fragrances for spring might include tea notes or such combinations as leather and aquatic notes. Tea is known to have a calming effect, so focusing on perfumes that include it is a great idea for rainy spring days. However, not all tea fragrances include the same type of tea. Some have a red tea note, while others have in their composition green or white tea notes. Black tea might be more suitable for autumn, as it is darker and bitterer.

In order to assure a wide enough variety of perfumes for rainy spring days, it is better to get perfume decants, rather than full bottles. By doing this, people are able to spend the same amount of money on a greater number of scents than on fewer full bottles that would take years to empty. From this point of view, perfume decants are the perfect symbol of practicality, as they allow people to enjoy variety at a decent cost.

Sneaker Customization

Today things couldn’t be any more different with the rise of sneaker customization and a mix of businesses offering something for everyone. The big boys still occupy the centre of the universe utilizing their brand power, ever more creative production technologies and the Internet to allow hardcore sneaker heads to design their own unique shoe from scratch. A splash of hot red here, a dash midnight blue there and a tweak mid-sole option down below and you’re away!

While the big names have no doubt taken sneaker customizing to a whole new level, the real pioneers of the industry are the individual sneaker customization artisans who worked day after day refining their craft… more often for love not money. From very humble beginnings, today’s top custom sneaker professionals can do it all. Stripping down a sneaker like an Air Force One, Dunk or a Superstar to its bare bones and building it back up using new material combinations, unique thread and stitch mixes, twisted colour ways and graphics.

The third part of this custom sneaker story is the do-it-yourself customization kits and temporary sneaker decals. The players in this area know that in these hard times not everyone has the means to purchase a pair of unique custom sneakers but individuals still want to rock something that little bit different in sneaker department. Using a variety of innovative paint, print, adhesive, application and cleaning solutions mixed with finest street inspired creativity, the do-it-yourself customization kits and sneaker decal design and print houses offer sneaker lovers a lower cost option to keep their kicks fresh and snapping necks!

Of course, the amazing choice in today’s sneaker customization market would not have been possible without the Internet. Yes, this whole custom thing depends on communication. Without the direct communication between buyer and seller and the spreading of creative concepts and techniques through specialty forums and blogs regardless of location we’d definitely still be at the mercy of others when it came to sneaker choice.

Casual and Cool Clothing

  • Casual yet Professional Shorts
    Wearing a decent pair of shorts can make a big difference in your outfit. This is an important tip, so pay attention. Dressing in cut-offs is not a good look for anybody, so don’t wear them. Cut-offs are not attractive, so if you can’t part with them use them for other things like cleaning house and mowing the lawn. Shorts that are too long could make it look like you are wearing Capri pants and wearing shorts too short could make you like your wearing biker shorts. Shorts should be worn about knee length to no more than 3 in above the knee depending on how you prefer to wear your shorts.
  • Protect your Eyes with Cool Shades
    Purchasing a good pair of sunglasses will protect your eyes from the sun while looking stylish. For those who thought sunglasses were only for style are wrong, yes its cool to have your glasses perched on the bridge of your nose but the protect you from the sun. Sunglasses will always be a summer fashion tip because its important to protect the your eyes and the sensitive skin around the eyes, which help you look younger longer without wrinkles. Aviators are a classic choice of sunglasses but find something that fits your face and looks good on your face structure.
  • Out with the Socks
    Wearing socks during the summer shouldn’t be allowed. The summer is hot weather that makes you sweat, including your feet. Who wants to wear sweaty socks? It understandable if you are going somewhere that requires you to wear shoes but sandals are a great choice for summer. Wearing sandals with white socks isn’t the same as wearing them barefoot, your feet could use some fresh air too. And of course if you’re going to wear sandals, you need to time to take care toes and feet. This is not just for metrosexuals either, this is for everybody to have good hygiene and cleanliness.

Flower Girl Gowns

It has been a very long tradition for weddings that flower girls are dressed in cute little ball gowns imitating the look of a fairy tale princess. In many occasions, they wear simple yet charming and attractive long gowns that can either be long or knee-length. Below are some great ideas that can prettify the design and pattern and the total look of the flower girl gowns.

  • Embroidery and Embellishments – Not necessarily exclusive for flower girl gowns, embroideries and embellishments are customary designs that have always been present in wedding outfits. This is because these contribute to the dress for a more feminine touch. In weddings, girls are expected to look sweet and innocent while men are supposed to look dashing and clean. In that sense, one can never go wrong with embroidery and embellishments on gowns.
  • Sashes and Ribbons – Sashes and ribbons are other pieces that can achieve a feminine look. They can either be used as waist belts or as flowing adornments at the back or side of the gown.
  • Layers and flowers – To avoid looking like a Plain Jane, add a little flavor to the look of the dress by layering the dress with various colors. If the motif of the wedding is pink, the dress can have monochromatic layers from baby pink, pink, and fuchsia to hot pink. This trend has been a modern look for weddings since the 2000. Flowers, of course, are no-brainer additions to gowns that work every single time.
  • Tiaras, crowns, head bands, head dresses and others – Though hair accents are not really part of the dress itself, adorning the crowning glory always complete the look of the dress. It may not be physically connected to flower girl gowns itself but it can definitely beautify it notches higher.

Additional tip, try to design flower girl gowns in a way that it is still very comfortable yet cute. Remember that kids will always be kids and weddings or not, they will surely love to run, hop and play around even on formal occasions. Choose a look that will still be pretty but poised even as they frolic around.

Unconventional Hockey Jersey Styles

Military Inspired Camouflage Jerseys

A lot of NHL teams are on board with wearing these military inspired jerseys during warm ups to support and recognize the national military. Fans have polarizing views of these jerseys but they’re not meant to promote style, it’s to promote a good cause. Some people have said that these jerseys don’t serve a purpose and don’t help the military BUT if you care about how it helps the military then you have to know where your money is going before you buy military inspired merchandise.

The MSE (Monumental Sports & Entertainment) Foundation recently raised $46,000 during a Washington Capitals home game on February 5th, 2016 by auctioning military-inspired Washington Capitals jerseys. The funds acquired are used to help family members of soldiers who serve in the military, soldiers with PTSD (Post-traumatic stress disorder) and war amputees. The jerseys were autographed and sold during the event. Not only were these jerseys sold to raise funds; equipment such as pucks, helmets, sticks and others were also sold to raise funds for this honourable cause.

It’s mostly just at these private auctions where money is raised for these kinds of charities. Most official sports retail outlets that offer military camouflage jerseys are only sold for profit unless otherwise stated that proceeds from each sale goes towards a charity. Some retail outlets do sell these jerseys but some don’t because they don’t want a controversial image of using the military fashion to cash in on a quick profit. It’s not just jerseys where the camouflage design is used, it’s on hats, toques and shirts as well. Soldiers who have served in the military dislike the fact that retail outlets use the military image for profit because it’s a weak expression of support for the military plus the image of the military is taken advantage of for promotional purposes so corporations can make a profit.

Star Wars Themed Jerseys

It’s easy to admit that these jerseys are ‘out-of-the-box’ in terms of jersey design. For Star Wars fans who love hockey, they are some of the most epic jersey designs ever. The Vancouver Giants and Saskatoon Blades of the WHL (Western Hockey League) each had a Star Wars night in honour of the most successful 2015 box office hit; Star Wars – The Force Awakens.

Star Wars night for the Saskatoon Blades was held on November 28th, 2015 and the entire Saskatoon Blades team wore these jerseys for their home game against the Edmonton Oil Kings. The jerseys were not just meant to bring nerds to hockey games but it was for charity. The player-worn jerseys were signed by the players and auctioned after the game. Proceeds from the auction went towards the Food Banks of Saskatchewan.

The Vancouver Giants had their own version of these beautiful Star Wars jerseys as well but unlike the Blades, the Giants went to the “dark side”. The Giants wore them for their home game on December 4th, 2015 against the Kootenay Ice. Just like what the Blades did, the Giants team also signed these jerseys and auctioned them off for charity. The proceeds went to the Shriners Hospitals for Children.

L.A. Dodgers Pride Night Jerseys

The Los Angeles Kings have a ‘Dodgers Pride Night’ once per season. It’s based from the partnership agreement between the Los Angeles Kings and the Los Angeles Dodgers, a Major League Baseball team. It’s a promotion as much as it is a charitable cause for both major sports teams. Fans that go to this annual event don’t only watch the game but get a L.A. Kings themed baseball and a chance to win prizes at the game.

The Dodger’s inspired hockey sweaters that were used for warm up were signed and auctioned after the game. Proceeds went to the Kings Care Foundation.

Carhartt

The Carhartt chore coats, Carhartt raincoats or Carhartt artic coats, with their high quality fabric, triple stitched seams and heavy duty zippers, stand out among all the other coat manufacturers. The Chore coats are made of triple-stitched main seams and come with top collar in corduroy with snaps for optional hood and four patch pockets, button and flap closure pocket, inside patch pocket and bi-swing for movement. They are beautifully embellished with Carhartt branded buttons and rivets. The Sandstone chore coats are finished with fabric barely perceptible to blemishes and are garment washed to add softness.

Your boss may not care about your comfort on a rainy day, but Carhartt does! With its polyester PVC raincoat you can save yourself from just any heavy downpours. They are covered with water repellent finish with inner sleeves and polyester cuffs to bring out the best in you on your jobsite. Their hoods are adjustable with cord closure available to prevent any nasty stuff coming in. That is why they are a great pick by its customers. Thus, whether it drizzles or rains hard, all you need is a Carhartt raincoat with its wind proof and water proof features to get going!

Artic coats by Carhartt are designed with quality built into each of its even the minutest details. With features such as branded Carhartt front zipper with inside wind flap, patch pockets with hook and loop on the inside, two pockets on the front and rib-knot collar, you can depend on them for a lifetime of carefree wear. Their triple stitched main seams and a tail for additional coverage is what makes them unique and attractive. The ones with sandstone finish come with a more softened look and feel.

The founder of Carhartt, Hamilton Carhartt rightly claimed that the quality bourn by its coats is bound to be of great service for its customers and provide utmost satisfaction and since its creation in 1889, the company has been firmly carrying out its mission-‘providing the best in class apparel for the active worker’. In short, Carhartt is known to have supported the workers of America for more than 100 years with their rugged and durable apparel for men engaged in constant outdoor work. From farmers and ranchers to the outdoor workers, Carhartt remains the number one choice. Thus, if you wish for first rate fit, lifelong comfort and something valuable to cherish, Carhartt is the name to go for!

Croatian Boudoir

Promptly into my excursion in the boutique I am offered tea or coffee. As one of the dainty designers makes her way in high heels across the cobblestone street to fetch us all tea and coffee I mingle around the boutique quickly deciding which designs I would like to take. “All of them” I exclaim “I want everything”. By now their assistant has arrived with her laptop in tow and seems just as excited about this new collaboration as we are. From a noir sequin bodice with midnight blue roses cascading down the side to an Old Gold shimmer halter style dress I am in lust and in no condition to negotiate a deal since the glow in my eyes is permeating the boutique. I finally make my selections and we place them all together on a beautiful ornate metal clothing rack and decide to break for our tea. We all sit together as if we are “ladies who lunch” and sip our teas and espressos while Martina explains her and her sister’s other business venture. You can read more about this on my blog –¬†Whimsical Role Playing

As our cups are emptying we decide to finalize our deal and discuss how many Kunas my bountiful loot will cost me. I am hoping for a magical number while the twin designers are discussing their offer in Croatian. Finally a deal is agreed upon and I feel so exhilarated yet it seems bittersweet since our first encounter is coming to an end.

Their collections range from magical feminine beauty to slightly darker sultry moods. Oscillating from graceful pastel colored fairies to subtle S&M messages that speak volumes about the essence of female power in fashion.

Designer Fur Coats

Wants

The most important thing when choosing a fur is finding one that you love wearing. You want a coat that makes you feel comfortable, luxurious, and sexy. It should embrace your body and make you want to wear it all the time. As a smart consumer, you are not going to settle for less. Check out all of the different styles online, and try to pick out a couple of key design elements that are must-haves. What length do you think will feel best on your body? What color or texture suits you best?

Maybe you want to consider a hooded stroller if your personality type is more fun and sporty. On the other hand, a long black mink for reserved elegance. The important thing is to consider your own personality and style. Your choice of fur should accentuate your assets and exude your natural style. Even if it is not a brand name fur, if it looks and feels good, this is the coat for you.

Needs

Think about when and where you will wear your fur most often. Do you plan to only wear this to black-tie events? Or perhaps something you can throw on to go run errands, but also looks great out on the town. If this is your first fur coat, it is recommended that you buy the most versatile coat possible. One that you will want to wear all the time, and will look appropriate for the situation everywhere you go. Buying a jacket that you wear all the time is more important than simply paying extra for a name brand.

As you deepen your fur collection, you may want to add long elegant coats for very formal affairs, or fur accessories like a stole, scarves, vests, and earmuffs when the climate does not quite necessitate a full coat. When buying your first, second, or tenth fur, you must always ask yourself what purpose you want it to serve.

Budget

Finally, you must consider how much you can ultimately afford to spend on this luxury investment. On even the tightest budget you can find quality coats at reasonable prices, or you can introduce fur to your wardrobe inexpensively by starting with fur accessories. Keep in mind that a fur coat is a timeless keepsake, and will likely pass on to your future generations. For this reason it is important to find a quality, durable fur that suits your personality and needs.