In recognition of how many ways an egg could be prepared, the original chef’s tall hat was made with 100 pleats. This type of hat was first seen worn by French magistrates but was later worn by French chefs as a means of displaying seniority in the kitchen. Later on chefs in many countries adopted this style of hat for wear in the kitchen.
Pyrenean sheperds were some of the earliest people to wear the beret. During the 1880’s the French mountain regiment began wearing the blue beret because of its neat design, its adaptability and its durability. In 1918 the British tank corps entered into training operations with the French and they discovered the beret was ideally suited for tank crews because of the fitted shape and inobtrusive design. The beret is worn all over the world by soldiers today.
In America during the 1920’s an odd trend emerged … Read the rest
Native American culture provides a rich history of heads adorned with feathers. For the native American Indians, feathers represented the power of the thunder gods, along with the power of air and wind. Native American Chiefs wore them to symbolise their divine wisdom, and to communicate with the Spirits. Feathers sometimes represented the courage of the warrior during a battle or a successful hunt.
The birth of the “Flapper” during the Roaring Twenties may be recalled by some; many of the early black and white films showed ladies (Flappers) accessorised with feathers. Many sported short hair styles, unconventional dresses and accessorised with feather trim. Flappers were considered to be on the cutting edge of fashion.
The Flappers of the 1920’s wore their hair feathers and feather accessories to symbolise their journey; their metaphorical flight into womanhood – so it is rumoured. The origin of the word “Flapper” refers to a … Read the rest
Later on those pullover hoodies became hit together with rap music and also hip hop. Recently, pullover hoodies are also a great trend in universities as many university students make them as their team uniform. Almost all universities in the world, at least one or two classes in them, have ordered the clothes with their university tag on the chest or the back parts.
Pullover hoodies are also available for and admired by kids, adult men and even women. For kids or even babies, they are mostly available in cute styles and bright colors such as blue, red, pink, orange and some others. There are a lot of kids’ hoodies that have animal prints, kangaroo pockets and also animals’ ear-like flaps on the hoods but there are also other kinds that have some simpler design for some older boys.
While the early pullover hoodies worn by young people were only … Read the rest
Boys paired with brightly colored ties or bow-ties with vests, usually dress in black or white formal wear, at a prom. Girls wear traditional ladies gowns or dresses. They may purchase their prom dresses from specialized shops, boutiques, or internet retailers. There are many specialty labels selling prom dresses that release new collections each prom season. Traditionally girls also wear a corsage, given to them by their dates, and girls give boys matching boutonnières to be worn on their lapel. A corsage is a small bouquet of flowers worn at the shoulder or waist or on the wrist. A flower or a small bunch of flowers worn in a buttonhole are known as boutonnières.
A homecoming is an event, a formal dance held for a high-school, college or university typically at or near the end of the academic year. Homecoming is the celebration of school spirit. Along with the tons … Read the rest
Fashionable, contemporary, rimless sunglasses can be purchased in a variety of styles and colors. Dating back to the 1800’s, rimless eyewear has been worn, more recently, by such notables as Sarah Palin and Steve Jobs.
Known for their “intellectual look”, these sunglasses offer class and sophistication.
Popularized in the 70’s and 80’s, ski sunglasses can be worn on or off the slopes. These multi-purpose sunglasses can also be used for a variety of outdoor activities. Characterized and often seen with the detachable eyewear leash, or retainer, these stylish glasses are back by popular demand and made from the same molds as the originals.
For those looking for that sleek, sexy designer look, the DG Eyewear Collection is made just for you. These sunglasses are designed to fit your face perfectly. The high quality frames are made from sturdy plastic and strong metals. You can … Read the rest
Summer wear basically defines fun and carefree attitude. The same must be reflected in your party dresses. Using bright colors is one of the best ways to reflect this kind of attitude. Additionally, it also helps you to tackle the heat. Dark colors or a black cocktail dress are things that you should preferably avoid for the summer. Such outfits do not help you much in the summer heat and make you look out of the place. Floral designs or Hawaiian prints are also a good option for a typical summer bash.
As mentioned above, summer cocktail dresses must help you battle the scorching heat. A one- piece mini is any day a better option than going for slim- fit pants. It allows you to enjoy the summer breeze on your legs. It is preferable to choose the right material such as cotton. Such party dresses always keep cool when … Read the rest
Ever since the world’s top fashion labels and designers like Dior, Blumarine, John Galliano and Hind Beljafla have turned their attention to abayas, luxury labels and abayas have begun to become synonymous with each other. An abaya is a long, loosely fitted cloak that covers everything below the shoulder except the hands and the feet. Think of the abaya as an “over-garment” which you would wear over your outfit. Abayas are expertly tailored by seamstresses and tailors who reside in large Muslim communities where the demand for abayas is strong. For those of you who would like to purchase an exquisitely made abaya online at a reasonable price, there are many online stores like ours which make the abaya available in hundreds of designs, textures and fabric. State-of-the-art technology has even made it possible for customers to pick their very own style, fabric, embroidery and size based on which … Read the rest
Women who favor timepieces in simple, modern, jewelry-like styles will love Movado’s Kara Swiss Quartz Silver-Tone Stainless Steel Bracelet Watch. With a slim bracelet and case enclosing a round face with a matching stainless steel dial, this watch is a wonder of understated beauty. The Kara has sapphire crystal, Swiss Quartz movement and a push/pull crown. It closes with a jewelry clasp and is water resistant to 30 meters.
Another modern watch that is an excellent choice for women who want a slightly fancier style is Movado’s Bella Swiss Quartz Black Dial Silver-Tone Watch. Crafted from brilliant stainless steel, this slim, dainty, bracelet style watch has a round crystal-accented face and a stunning black dial for dramatic contrast. Featuring Swiss Quartz movement, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal and water resistance up to 100 meters, Movado’s Bella Swiss Quartz Black Dial Silver-tone Watch is as durable as it is beautiful, making it perfect … Read the rest
This kind of style is very popular nowadays and it’s easy to find clothes from it in many stores in your local area – no matter where you live, as long as it’s at least a moderately sized town. The important thing is that you spend enough time comparing all those stores in order to be sure that you’re getting the best deals that they have to offer. Promotions aren’t just seasonal when it comes to clothes – and this is particularly true about urban streetwear. Always be on the lookout for interesting discounts that can help you fill up your wardrobe nicely with various new things.
In addition, don’t forget about the best shopping resource that’s available nowadays – the Internet. This is a powerful tool that can give you plenty of opportunities to spend your money on something nice, and you just have to take a little time … Read the rest
If you have never heard of shearling, or are unsure of what it is, it is the tanned pelt of a young lamb. The pelt is sheared to give all of the fibers in the wool a uniform look and the softest touch. The other side is tanned, then sueded or brushed to give it a soft, flexible, water-resistant feel. Being inside one of these coats brings its wearer a sense of safety and warmth, and is an experience that must be felt to be believed.
Now most people know that wool has better insulating qualities than almost any other material. In fact, it is not uncommon to find wool insulating some older homes. The reason it is such a good insulator is because it has an ability to absorb moisture, but the fibers are so voluminous that they are still allowed to breathe and wick away moisture from your … Read the rest