Sunday, May 4, 2014

Finding Fashion Stores to Shop At

Are you interested in revamping your appearance, at least in terms of your fashion? If you are, you may be looking to buy new clothes or fashion accessories. If you are looking for the latest in fashion trends, you may want to think about finding a well-known and popular fashion store to shop at, as they often have the largest selection of clothes and clothing accessories for today’s top fashions.

When it comes to finding a fashion store to shop at, you have a number of different options. One of those options involves heading down to your local shopping mall. Shopping malls are a great place to find a number of well-known and popular fashion stores. While many small shopping malls do have some great fashion stores to shop at, you may find a larger selection of fashion stores and better ones by visiting a larger shopping mall. Larger shopping malls are commonly found in large cities or in popular vacation destinations.

You may also want to think about asking those that you know for recommendations. This works best if you see someone that you know wearing something, like a dress or a business suit, that you would like to own yourself. If you may want to casually ask a friend, family member, coworker, or neighbor where they got the item and if they like shopping there. If they do and if you like their taste in fashion, there is a good chance that you will also like the fashion store in question. If you have never heard of the fashion store being recommended to you before, you may want to get the location of the store so that you can start shopping.

Another way that you can go about finding a good fashion store to shop at is just by keeping your eyes open. As previously mentioned, a large number of fashion stores are located inside shopping malls, but not always. A large number of fashion stores are also considered standalone stores. For that reason, you never know when you may come across a really neat fashion store when out shopping for groceries or just driving home from work. Many of the individuals who end up finding their favorite fashion stores just happen on them by chance.  

The internet is another way that you can go about finding information on a locally based fashion store. A large number of businesses, including fashion stores, have online websites. Those online websites will likely outline the location of the store in question, as well as contain other important pieces of information. It is common to find a few pictures and other information about the fashion pieces and accessories sold at a fashion store on their online website. You can find the online website of a local fashion store, if they have one, by performing a standard internet search. You may also be able to use business directories, as many link to the business’s online website.

Speaking of using the internet to find information on a local fashion store, you can also use the internet to find an online fashion store. While a large number of fashion store owners choose to operate their stores in a storefront location, there are others who choose to operate an online store and even some to choose to do both. By performing a standard internet search, with phrase like “women’s clothing,” “fashion store,” and so forth, you may be directed to the online websites of multiple online fashion stores. The more that you able to customize your search to include what you are looking for, like men’s business suits or women’s lingerie, you are more likely to find exactly what you were looking for online.

If you are interested in improving your fashion sense, one of the first things that you should do is visit a fashion store, even if it is just to look around. As you can see, there are a number of different ways that you can go about finding a popular fashion store to shop at, as well as one that may be known as a well-kept secret.


Earrings - A Fashion Statement Of The Ages

An earring is jewelry worn on the earlobe, usually clipped to the earlobe or fastened through a hole made in the earlobe. This is the piece of jewelry that is first noticed when looking at a person. This piece of jewelry decorates the ear and adds to the femininity of a woman. They are worn by both genders but to a lesser extent by man. They give the finishing touch to beauty and make a fashion statement. 

History of earrings dates back to 2500 BC. In those days, earrings were worn only by the nobility. In the middle ages, this type of jewelry had taken a backseat as more importance was given to very elaborate hairstyles and neck pieces. They did make a comeback, and the metals used in the making of earrings were so heavy that the weight of the earrings caused elongated earlobes. 

All precious metals such as gold, silver, platinum, and silver are used in the making of this adornment. Materials such as plastic, glass, and beads were used too. Precious gemstones like ruby, sapphire, topaz, diamond, and emerald were mounted on to the precious metal, giving the earring a more colorful, dazzling, and exotic look. 

These adornments are made in all shapes and sizes to suit all types of faces. There are dangling ones, hoops, studs, buttons, droplets, chandelier earrings and many others. There are earrings to go with evening wear, for business meetings, office and more elaborate ones for weddings and other functions etc.

It would be interesting to note that in the days of Christ, it was said that wearing an earring was a demonic act. In India, in the earlier days, the Yogis practiced splitting their ears and placing large heavy earrings made of horn or glass at the time of their initiation into the sect. All that sounds crude with the advancement of technology and ear piercing is no longer such a tortuous procedure and is almost nothing more than pinprick now.  

People from most cultures believe in wearing earrings at a very early age. In many cultures, ears are pierced as soon as the baby is born. This jewelry have never been the prerogative of women alone, as men wore them in years of yore and now wear them as a fashion statement. They have become a unisex piece of jewelry. Today the trend of wearing multiple earrings at the same time is prevalent.  

The popularity of earrings has stood the test of time. They can enhance ones mood just my making a person feel confident and great.


Saturday, May 3, 2014

Dealing with Your Teenager and the Latest Fashion Trends

Are you the parent of a teenager? If you are, you likely already know that many teens want to look their best, at least fashion wise. For that reason, many teens keep up on the latest fashion tends and use them. While this is okay in some aspects, it can result in your teenager wearing baggy pants showing their boxers or revealing shirts that show off too much cleavage. While these do seem to be popular fashion trends, do you really want your child displaying them? If not, you may be wondering what you should do.

When it comes to your teenager and fashion trends that you may not necessarily approve of, your first thought may be to lay down the law. As a parent, this is your right to do, but did you know that you may actually end up causing more damage? Do you remember what it was like being a teenager? If you were like most teenagers, there was a good chance that the last thing you wanted was to be told how to dress by your parents and the same is likely so for your own teen. That is why you may want to think about taking a different approach.

One of the many instances where you should speak to your child about their fashions is if it may end up causing them some harm. As previously mentioned, many of the latest fashion trends for women and for girls are low cut shirts and low rise pants. This often ends up leaving a good portion of the body exposed. In today’s society, you always need to be on the lookout for sexual predators. While your teenager may not necessarily be interested in someone, someone may actually end up getting that type feeling from them. This could put your teenager in a weird and possibly dangerous situation. If that is the case, you may want to take the time to explain that, as it may sink in better than if you were just to say “change your clothes; you can’t wear that.”

It is also important that both you and your teenager remember that fashion trends regularly change. It is not uncommon for a fashion trend to only last a few months. If you are not happy with the current fashion trends, but your teenagers are, you may want to encourage them to explore other options. There are a number of fashion magazines and online fashion websites that have a large number of fashion trends and information on those trends. Not all fashion trends require the wearing of “skimpy,” clothing. For that reason, you may want to explore other options. If your teenager is a girl, it could actually turn into a neat mother daughter bonding experience between the two of you.

Something else that you may not necessarily think about, but should, is if your child goes to high school. Many high schools have dress codes and these dress codes often prohibit the wearing of revealing clothing. While not all schools actively enforce their dress codes, many out there do. Like with being told not wear certain clothes by their parents, many teenagers may feel angered being told by school officials. For that reason, you may want to take action before anything serious happens that could seriously jeopardize your child and their school records. It is not uncommon to hear of instances where children are suspended from school due to not following the school’s dress code.  

In short, teenagers and fashion are something that just seems to click together. While it is important for your teenager to fit in with others and be popular at school, they do not necessarily have to be wearing the “hottest,” clothes or fashion accessories to do so. They may not necessarily understand it at the time, but as a parent it is your job to help them and keep them safe.


Enhance your Fashion with Estate Jewelry

When it comes to fashion don’t play safe, have some fun with your style and enjoy your look. Make your fashion statement! And the world will notice! Estate jewelry is the perfect finishing touch to your wardrobe so don’t forget to compliment your look with jewelry!

Even the most conservative dresser can find a beautiful piece of estate jewelry that says loads about them. Show your personality with your jewelry. From the serious corporate executive to the sexy flirt there is an estate jewelry necklace or earrings for you!

Estate jewelry stays in style year after year. It stands you out from the rest of the crowd. While others are busy buying the same modern necklace, earrings, or brooch, you’ll be showing off your unique style and tastes. You’re not likely to find someone wearing exactly the same piece as you.

You can turn estate jewelry from sophisticated, to fun, to trendy. Dress it up or down. Mix and match color, style, shape, and size. And you simply cannot beat the quality of estate costume jewelry from the past.  

Estate jewelry can be used to show your individual personality. Think of it as fashion art and personal expression. We tend to think of our fashion statement as our hair style, the clothes we wear, the shoes and hand bag we carry. But your jewelry is an important part of that fashion statement.

Every now and then you change the style or the color of your hair. Each season you add and remove pieces from your wardrobe. But your estate jewelry will take you from season to season, year after year. All you need to do is mix and match it to give it a whole new look.

All types of estate jewelry are very flexible. They can be worn to the office, to that important executive meeting, for a night on the town, to the beach, or for that intimate evening. Bring out your softer feminine side, the sexy goddess, or present simple charm, sophistication and elegance. Wear it with your most formal evening gown, your casual sportswear, your office wardrobe, or your favorite pair of jeans. Wear it in the summer, winter, fall, and spring.  

Estate jewelry is available with a variety of base metals. Silver, gold, copper, and brass are all popular. There are shiny pieces, matte piece, there are glittering rhinestones, subtle gemstones. Large pieces, dainty pieces. There costume jewelry of the earlier eras was often based on design ideas of fine jewelry and it had an artistic flare that has never been surpassed in the jewelry industry. Truly a time period where jewelry stood out above the rest. And it still does!

Estate jewelry has been popular for many years but just recently it has seen an incredible surge in popularity. Women are tired of looking like everyone else. They want to show off their unique personality and their very own fashion statement. Since this can be difficult to do with clothing that is mass produced and jewelry that is mass produced they have turned to estate jewelry for that gorgeous unique finished touch. They know that they will have the finishing touches that no other woman has. When they walk into the room they know that they will be unique and beautiful and make their fashion statement! No one will forget!


Are You Stuck In A Fashion Statment

Being consistent with a favorable fashion, this might be the moment to do a closer reality check and find out if you are stuck in your fashion or can you still dig out of the old and into the new.

Try this simple fashion screening to see if you match one or more of the scenarios.

Do  persons that are flustered seem to over dress more than others? Yes. Persons that are flustered seem to wear the high top necked long sleeve tops, caps or stiffly formal and proper dresses. Persons like this tend to hide their repression though their typical clothing.

Are confident plain dressers really conceited? Yes. Persons that are conceited dress less as they feel that dressing up is not a flattery to them and their assertive personality can over come the stylish fashion they choose.

Are overly adorn friends or co workers having more opportunities in the work field? No overly adorn friends will dress up anywhere they go as they really do not have a place to wear the stylish fashions they choose. When you occasionally see a friend or coworker in the store , they might be just wearing it for a statement that they have really no place to go.

"I never have an outfit to fit the occasion or a thing to wear" persons are they really discontent? Yes and how many of us have said that in a life time we cannot go because we have nothing to wear. Go in the closet and look at the latest fashions and clothing we have, however,  still our satisfaction for the style we want is not hanging in the closet.

Do bold statement people brad about the price of their flattering clothes, right? No. Persons that need a boost in confidence will not allow to brag about the bargains, but look for the social fashions status for exaggerated importance on the prices and the stylish fashion statement.

Are persons who over dress or bundle up usually miserable? Yes. Shivering as if you are cold frequently, no matter what the temperature conditions are. Over dressers are persons that will seeking attention for closeness. A person that dresses and wraps up like you would wrap a baby is usually lonely and seeking out attention.

As children dress different and have a different fashions statement, when they get older will the stylish fashion statement stay with them? No. Teen fashions are a variety of spontaneous expression. Teen years will bring out variety, activity and new phases. However in the later years the fashions will bring standard and authority.

Are simple quantity or short dressers rebellious? Yes. Skimpy dressers are the exact opposite of over dressers. This classes of people will wear little to nothing to help with the over protection they feel with in themselves. The less they wear the easier to get out of the clothing when clearly feeling over protected.


Persons who are tidy clothes dressers, are they superior in the trendy fashion statement? No. This could be an impression they make with dressing to have a deeper impression. Tidy clothes dressers will straighten ties, swipe lint off your jacket to draw attention to themselves.

Are you a casual dresser? If you have agreed yes to this question you are comfortable with anything you wear. Your shopping for trendy fashion clothing will not make a bold statement Your casual dressing will tell others you are comfortable with your styles and love the casual fashion. A casual dresser will be comfortable in any given situation and have kind hearts.

Now that you have looked over the different situations for fashion buying and wearing, where do you fit in here.

Are you a bold person, casual or do you lack courage and determination to get out of the old and into a new fashion.


Bracelet a Fashion Statement For Eternity

Bracelet is a piece of jewelry that embraces the wrist and enhances the beauty of a slender hand.  The name bracelet is taken from the Latin word ‘brachile”, which means “of the arm”.  Bracelets give an exotic look and there is no woman who wouldn’t want to show off this ornament dangling from her wrist.

Bracelets have been worn for a long time. Our ancestors wore bracelets made of wood, beads, stones, bone strips etc.  Bone strips were formed into rings and then fastened in a circle with metal clasps.  Metal and ivory were also used in the 4th century.

There are several superstitions associated with bracelets in several parts of the world.  Some believe that certain bracelets ward off evil, while others believe they bring good luck.  There is a Greek superstition where mothers make bracelets (Martis) with red and white string and tie them on their children’s wrists on March 1st.  They believe that wearing these bracelets will ensure that the sun does not burn their cheeks and they remain pink in color.  After midnight, they are thrown into a bonfire.  

Bracelets in the modern day are made of a variety of materials.  They are made from precious metals like gold, silver, platinum, palladium, and white gold.  Precious gemstones set in precious metal bracelets, bestow grandeur and incomparable elegance.  To make them more affordable to the common man, they are even made with cheaper materials like plastic, beads, glass etc.  Bangles are also a form of bracelets, which are used extensively in India.  These can be in plain form or set with stones.  When bangles made of glass are worn together they give out a tinkling sound that is beautiful.   Every material known to man is used in the making of bracelets.

There is a bracelet for almost every occasion and even sports are not left behind.  There are charm bracelets, tennis bracelets, sports bracelets, slap bracelets etc.  Colored silicon rubber is used in the production of sports bracelets and this trend has been started by Lance Armstrong, in the form of wristbands, for cancer awareness.   The tennis bracelet is also called a thin line diamond bracelet.  They are thin and elegant and have a symmetrical pattern of diamonds.  When talking about tennis bracelets, Chris Evert, the tennis star comes to mind as she was not only famous for her bracelets, but she is said to have lost one during the US Open in 1987 and the game had to be paused while she searched for her precious bracelet. This is when the ‘tennis bracelet’ name was given to the thin line diamond bracelets.  Charm bracelets contain charms like little hearts, fairies, angels, crosses etc.  These charms have a meaning and signify something important in the person’s life.Bracelet is a piece of jewelry that embraces the wrist and enhances the beauty of a slender hand.  The name bracelet is taken from the Latin word ‘brachile”, which means “of the arm”.  Bracelets give an exotic look and there is no woman who wouldn’t want to show off this ornament dangling from her wrist.

Bracelets have been worn for a long time. Our ancestors wore bracelets made of wood, beads, stones, bone strips etc.  Bone strips were formed into rings and then fastened in a circle with metal clasps.  Metal and ivory were also used in the 4th century.

There are several superstitions associated with bracelets in several parts of the world.  Some believe that certain bracelets ward off evil, while others believe they bring good luck.  There is a Greek superstition where mothers make bracelets (Martis) with red and white string and tie them on their children’s wrists on March 1st.  They believe that wearing these bracelets will ensure that the sun does not burn their cheeks and they remain pink in color.  After midnight, they are thrown into a bonfire.  

Bracelets in the modern day are made of a variety of materials.  They are made from precious metals like gold, silver, platinum, palladium, and white gold.  Precious gemstones set in precious metal bracelets, bestow grandeur and incomparable elegance.  To make them more affordable to the common man, they are even made with cheaper materials like plastic, beads, glass etc.  Bangles are also a form of bracelets, which are used extensively in India.  These can be in plain form or set with stones.  When bangles made of glass are worn together they give out a tinkling sound that is beautiful.   Every material known to man is used in the making of bracelets.

There is a bracelet for almost every occasion and even sports are not left behind.  There are charm bracelets, tennis bracelets, sports bracelets, slap bracelets etc.  Colored silicon rubber is used in the production of sports bracelets and this trend has been started by Lance Armstrong, in the form of wristbands, for cancer awareness.   The tennis bracelet is also called a thin line diamond bracelet.  They are thin and elegant and have a symmetrical pattern of diamonds.  When talking about tennis bracelets, Chris Evert, the tennis star comes to mind as she was not only famous for her bracelets, but she is said to have lost one during the US Open in 1987 and the game had to be paused while she searched for her precious bracelet. This is when the ‘tennis bracelet’ name was given to the thin line diamond bracelets.  Charm bracelets contain charms like little hearts, fairies, angels, crosses etc.  These charms have a meaning and signify something important in the person’s life.

Friday, May 2, 2014

The Modern Influence of Art on Fashion

Fashion has enjoyed, and often later lamented, it's synergistic bond with the art world over the last century. From the Cubist motifs of Art Deco era dress to the Minimalist expression that exposed itself in clothing two decades after the movement ended, art and fashion have proven themselves to be less strange bedfellows and more passionate lovers who occasionally don't get along. Whether art or fashion serves as the catalyst is of note, as fashion driven by art is almost always inspired while the alternative brings to mind the late 70's/early 80's Patrick Nagel atrocities which still somehow manage to find wall space in the instant time warp of style deprived neighborhood hair salons everywhere.

Enter the modern era, where art defies the conventions of labeling and boundaries have been distorted to the brink of extinction. What fashion borrows from art today is anything but derivative and often direct. As the art world has expanded, so has the fashion industry. The inclusion of avant garde art into the realm of acceptability as a fashion influence has nothing to do with consumerism and everything to do with the demand for personalization of the elements that the art itself is comprised of. From social commentary to the current political landscape, passions expressed in art are finding their way into the wardrobes of the disenfranchised. What was once born in the back of the mind and realized in an artistic medium can now be worn on the back of a shirt. Never before have options for self expression been so poignant, piercing and available.  

Fashion itself has served as a canvas of purpose for thousands of years. From the finely gilded armor of crusaders long deceased to the red or blue handkerchiefs that indicate gang affiliation today, fashion has expressed every sentiment known to man, yet none so convincingly as conflict. Perhaps the expressions against complacency that are evident in art are making their way into the world of fashion in preparation for another conflict of sorts, one in which individuals are railing against the societal injustices and political malfeasance of the day.