Shawls Come Back to Fashion!

What is more elegant than a very cozy shawl delicately crossed around your shoulders when you are out, near to a good wooden fire or during a trip by the waterside?
Shawls come back to fashion, and are worn either onoulders in a traditional way, or possibly on your waist, in Gypsy fashion.

The manufacture of shawls is traditionally made in woolen, cotton or linen. But the nicest ones, the softest and the nicest to wear are made in goat's down, as the Orenbourg Shawls or the Kashmir shawls. Naturally, they are the most expensive too.

The resurgence and popularization of the modern shawls come from the French Revolution, epoch where the upper middle class spoke only about Kashmir Shawls.

The French spinning mills in Lyons, Paris and Nîmes, as well as the famous manufacture of Baisley in England, managed however to compete with these productions, thanks to the modern techniques and notably the use of Jacquard looms.

Shawls are a success for near three centuries

In the 17th and 18th centuries, shawls were frankly in the trend, and was a very appreciated present by the wives of the rich middle-class persons or the easy nobility.

After the discovery of the North India production shawls (Kashmir) and Persian cloths, Europe embraced voluptuously this new fashion.

These shawls, and more generally all Indian cloths were tremendously appreciated from the Western world for their delicacy, the softness of the matter, and the exceptional variety of drawings produced by the Indian.

The softness of the Indian shawls was mainly due to their manufacture from an unknown material: the Tibet goat's hair.

In spite of all tries to produce goat's down in France, it was needed to shut on traditional wool industry to try to produce shawls which can ever compete in quality with the Indian shawls.

These novelties and this infatuation of the public for shawls, provoked a significant textile industry development after the French revolution. During almost three centuries, it was a flourishing industry which known a pause in the 20th century

Technology in the service of shawls

After a pause in the 20th century owed to the general economic impoverishment due to both European World Wars, the shawl knows an interest rebound today. It comes to a great extent from the modern techniques of manufacture which, by rationalizing the production, has allowed to consider lower costs.

It comes undoably also from the practical aspect of shawls in our modern epoch, which allows to fast change out in the course of a party, or to cover / discover oneself easily and with elegance.

Nice shawls fit to all dress styles: relaxed, everyday morning coat, formal dress or glamour, there is always a whole choice qualified to the circumstances.

Shawls dimensions are commonly found of 150×150 cm to 200×200 cm.

Where can you find some ones?

Quality Shawls are not found in every stores. So, if you really want to obtain one, it will be preferable for you to turn to the Internet, …

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Male Chastity Belt – The Pros and Cons of a Full Belt

A full male chastity belt or a small, more convenient cage or tube? That’s the choice men and women have to make once they’ve taken the decision to control and deny the man’s orgasms through male chastity.

First let’s look at the

Full male chastity belt – Pros

There’s no denying they’re secure, if you’re prepared to invest in a high-quality one. You can get “off the shelfmodels, but there’s no doubt you really do get what you pay for and the hand-made and made to measure belts like the Tollyboy, the Neosteel belts and the formidable Latowski are both incredibly secure and extremely high quality. Generally a full belt is made from surgical-grade stainless steel and finished to a high quality. I suppose it’s possible to get them made from titanium, but I don’t know anyone who’s making one and the price would be horrendous!

I had my husband, John, locked in a Tollyboy for some time and while no device is 100% secure, they’re as secure as anything else on the market. Probably the most secure belt on the market is the Latowski, but you pay for what you get…

A well-made belt is also comfortable and safe to wear, even for long periods of time. I’ve corresponded with men who are kept in very secure male chastity belts for months on end, and then after being released for visual inspection, are locked up again. In other words, their lockup in these belts is to all intents and purposes permanent (as is their orgasm denial, but that’s another thing…).

And finally… there’s the psychological aspects. Many men report a profound feeling of submission when they’re locked in a full male chastity belt, not just because they are no longer in control of their orgasms, but because they can no longer even see their penis. If you’re into male submission, then a full male chastity belt is virtually certain to enhance your experience.

Full male chastity belt – Cons

A full belt is often inconvenient — they can be the very devil to get on and off (not necessarily something that happens often – but it can be a problem if you travel by air frequently); what’s more, if you’re heavily into sports (John is a keen cyclist and also lifts weights), then they can effectively make it impossible unless you take them off. Most designs of male chastity belt are also very sensitive to weight-loss and weight-gain (one reasons I took John out of his Tollyboy and replaced it with a Lori cage is he lost even more weight and it became too small).

Aesthetically — and this is purely my opinion, so you make your own mind up — while there is something sexy and exciting about seeing your man’s penis completely locked away from his access, on balance I prefer to see him in the minimalist confinement of a cage (John has a lovely lean, tanned and muscular body and to me it’s …

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How Digital Photography is Boosting the Fashion Industry?

The growth of digital photography had made it feasible for everyone to capture the perfect moments of their lives better than ever. The big improvement in shutter speed and photo resolution, make it convenient and easy for both beginners and professional photographers to take good pictures. In addition, photo editing can now be done to create a more creative and artistic photos.

Digital photography has also been a huge plus for many online and offline businesses. A stock or image is used by a photographer to purchase images. These stocks are then purchased on different prices, depending on the license. But since they are digital, and they can be acquainted outright from different companies, they can be modified, manipulated and edited using sophisticated editing software.

Today, digital photography is known to boost the fashion industry. Digital fashion photography far off different from television footages and taking photos on films. For digital photographers, it is a more challenging field to work on.
The ultimate purpose of digital fashion photography is to capture every detail in the ramp. It will focus on the figures of the stunning ladies, in their most fancy, magnificent and extreme fashion outfits. Digital fashion photography will capture the various outlooks essential to gratify the acceptance in world wide fashion trends.

While digital fashion photography is a meticulous field, a photographer should be creative enough to know the hottest craze each year.

Like fashion designers, digital fashion photographers should also work in high end ease, filed with beauty and glamor. The latter should really come up with the fashion's great photos.

Here are few points to consider on digital fashion photography:

1. Keep focused
2. Ensure that your camera is always with you
3. Know and set your objective
4. Do not let go of the opportune moment
5. Envision on how could come up with a creative and interesting pictures
6. Make use of various distance and angles for each shot
7. Show contrast by giving blurry parts and sharp emphasis over your photos.
8. Organize your subject
9. Put weight on the shapes and lines of interest.
10. Create good impact that you are giving information on your audience

A digital photographer should also be aware that whatever output he delivers will unforgettable the care, readiness and awareness of the many vital points to remember in taking pictures.

Requirements for a Flourishing Digital Fashion Photography

1. Proper Lighting- The photographer should use curtains and reflectors. Use a tripod and set light to either left or right side of the object at an angle of 45 degree. As much as possible, avoid bright lights, or else use polarizing filters. And lastly, never underexpose parts or expose the whole photo (e); never expose the entire photograph, underexpose other parts.

2. Good Color Harmony- Photographers can make use of background materials to give emphasis on tint and color. Use reflectors, filters, see through transparency, and diffusers to neutralize colors. It is recommended to use gray and white backgrounds.

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6 Reasons To Become a Work At Home Mom and 6 Reasons Not To

Becoming a work at home mom is a difficult decision for any woman. The idea of ​​trying to balance working and caring for children for a stay at home mom, or leaving the work place to work at home for a career mother, can be daunting to say the least. There are many wonderful reasons to do it, but there are also drawbacks to consider. In the end it is a very personal choice as every woman's situation is different. Just to help get you started though, here are some reasons working from home can be great.

1. More time with your children. Undoubtedly one of the main reasons a woman will consider working from home. As a work from home mom, you will have the chance to be part of your child's daily routine. Sitting down for lunch with your toddler, welcoming your child home from school and hearing about their day, helping with homework. It gives you even more time to watch and enjoy as your child learns and grows before your eyes. After all, they only grow up once, right?

2. Earning money. Most likely the other main reason most look at becoming a work at home mother. By working from home you will be bringing in income. In today's economy every penny counts and most families are feeling that. More and more mothers are turning to working from home as a way to keep their family financial in order.

3. You will save money. While most business ventures will have costs of their own, by working at home you save money in a lot of areas. No more daily commute to work means less gas will be needed. Daily child care is no longer needed if the mother will be working with the children at home. Most work at home mothers also find that spend less money on clothes, opting for more casual attire at home and saving traditional work clothing for special occasions such as meetings with potential clients or employers.

4. Gain a sense of control. Many mothers say they tend to feel a loss of control in their household. As a working mother many feel like they lose a lot of control by not being home during the day and not being with their children as much. Stay at home mothers that do not work on the other hand tend to feel like they have no control over the financial situation of the family. Either can be very stressful. By working from home you are free from both of these.

5. Flexible hours. Although the self-employed work at home mom will have more flexible hours than the telecommuting mother, either normally presents more flexible hours than the traditional job. This allows you to choose when you will work, wherever you want to work while your child is at work, before they wake up, or after they fall asleep, or you would rather work in shorter bursts during naps and play dates.

6. Escape

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Women's Clothing Choices – What Motivates Them?

Women's clothing choices have been influenced through history for a variety of reasons. In some cases, of course, the factors are obvious, such as for warmth or protection. However, other more subcontractors also come into play. Some of these are discussed below.

Modesty

As a concept, "modesty" continues to shift with changes in time and culture. However, it continues to play a very important role in women's fashion, as it always has. For example, in some cultures, it is still considered forbidden (or at least frowned upon) for women to show off their legs, shoulders, backs, cleavage, or even faces. The United States no longer enforces such strict codes on women other than very specific modest, such as the fact that it is illegal for a woman to be completely topless in public except for in very specific places that overtly allow it. For women and men alike, complete nudity is frowned upon except for in very specific public places that explicitly allow it as well.

Muslim cultures still expect women to cover most of their bodies while they are in public. These garments are very concealing and the market for them continues to flourish. They are made of denim, rayon, silk, polyester, wool, or cotton. Some of the common items include long lycra gloves, abayas (long cloak-like coverings), Hijab underscarves, and jilbabs, which are outer overgarments that include coats and long robes.

Beauty and Seduction

Of course, beauty and seduction continue to be among the main reasons women dress provocatively or at least attractively. A slinky, backless dress may be suitable for a cocktail party, while a slim pants suit in muted colors may be appropriate for that business dinner. Oftentimes, women do dress to impress others, but just as often, they choose their clothes based on how it makes them feel.

Hanging on the occasion and person wearing it, a black business suit with low heeled shoes and a jaunty scarf is just as attractive as a slim sheath of an evening gown with pearls and stiletto heels. In fact, the evening gown would look very out of place at a business luncheon. Attitude is just as important as the outfit is for any particular occasion.

Status

Women often also choose clothing because of their status or position within a social group. Some pieces in particular call attention to a specific affiliation. For example, elaborate African tribal rooby robes speak of status in a very specific way. A slim skirt and crisp shirt, on the other hand, are more appropriate for a corporate executive or lawyer in the United States.

Ceremonies

Oftentimes, women wear specific fashions for specific ceremonies and occasions that are very significant in their lives. Bridal gowns and the bridesmaids' dresses are two examples of this particular kind of attire. Other examples include dresses chosen specifically for prom or homecoming, or the debutante ball. Quincereana evening dresses are very important for 15-year-old Latina girls; They are often elaborate, flashy, or classic, but nonetheless, they are …

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Teenage Fashion History

The word “teenager” was first coined in the 1950s, a time when teenage fashion had found its place and a niche market was created. Teenagers were now a closed group with their own feelings, style, beliefs, and ways of perceiving life; that is, their own personality.

Malcolm Barnard says in his book Fashion as Communication, “Fashion and clothing have always been explained as forms of communication”. Teenagers have now their own voice to speak their mind and they manage to do it through fashion.

Being teenager is being rebellious. If you check out the decades of teen fashion you might see that they have proven to be a way of rebelling out.

Back in the fifties, when teen fashion firs appeared, it would follow the famous look of James Dean in “Rebel Without a Cause”. Although, their clothes did not differ too much from the general trend in fashion, girls could be seen wearing dresses fluffed out with petticoats and crinolines under the skirt. Boys wore tight Levis, Chinos, white or black tight shirts, as well as loafers or Converse shoes with leather jackets.

Fashion is totally influenced and “manipulated” by history. The historical events put a hallmark on fashion decades, as the clothes reveal people’s lifestyle, conceptions, and even prejudices.

In the 1960s, fashion and music started to go hand in hand. Pop and rock music began to influence fashion in a way like never before. Fashion icons, like The Beatles, or rebellious rock stars, like Bob Dylan and Mick Jagger, were speaking on behalf of the younger generation and they represented the main force.

In the 1970s, the disco era was loud and colorful. The fabrics of the decade were polyester, acrylic and lycra. Woman’s dresses were getting to their knees and men wore bell bottoms, jackets and gold chains. Platform shoes were big on the dance floor and shirt patterns were dizzying.

The 1980s came with the aerobic craze. The ultimate combination was tight, shiny stretch leggings paired with an over-sized, off-the-shoulder sweatshirt. The pop singer, Madonna was at her peak at that time and she influenced teenagers sense of style very much.

The 1990s, in terms of teen fashion, represented a mixture of a whole lot of different styles. Boy bands and girl bands of pop music were pretty eclectic in terms of clothes and they were admired by the young generation. It was the time of the platform shoe again which shows up in many shoes from sandals to tennis shoes. The colors are dramatic or pastel, while the classic color black was still used for dramatic effects in fashion.

Nowadays, teen clothing is very comfortable in all ways. The basic trends are vintage blue jeans with a trendy. Teenagers clothes need to be accessible in terms of prices, as young people’s expenditure is pretty limited within the amounts of money collected in their piggy banks.…

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Romantic Tips For Women – How to Make Your Husband Happy

It’s been said that the romance dies soon after the bride and groom take that fateful walk down the aisle. It’s certainly true that marriage does change the dynamic between a man and a woman, but it doesn’t have to mean the end of those feelings you experienced when you first met your husband. If you feel the closeness slipping away in your relationship there are some things you can do to ensure your husband doesn’t fall out of love with you. Romantic tips for women can help rekindle the passion and desire in a marriage before it’s too late.

One of the best romantic tips for women who are married is plan date nights. This has long been touted as a great way to keep the newness alive in a marriage, but that’s because it really does work. Too many couples forgo going out and having fun together because they feel obligated to stay home and be mom and dad. There’s also the issue of money and how the money directed toward a date may be better spent on the kids. The truth is that your marriage is well worth the investment. If you and your husband aren’t happy that will impact your children as well. Besides you can certainly plan incredibly inexpensive outings like going for an ice cream and then a romantic walk or taking a picnic lunch to the beach. You need to make an effort to have a date night at least once a week.

Another of the romantic tips for women that isn’t as obvious involves yourself. As moms we often neglect ourselves somewhat in favor of our kids. If we have a choice between buying a new outfit for ourselves or our little ones, they’ll almost always win out. You need to focus on yourself if you want to keep the passion alive in your marriage. Think about how you looked, and more importantly felt, when you first met your husband. Take some time to do your hair, apply a little make up and focus solely and exclusively on you. When a woman feels good about herself that will translate into her feeling more open to her husband. If you want your husband to be crazy about you, you need to learn how to love everything about yourself.…

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Fashion Jewelry Comeback

The last few years have seen a huge comeback for costume jewelry, with every season's look being complemented by a new range of accessories. High street shops are fully responsible for this as they all carry their own ranges to go with their clothes, but the consumer is also becoming more fashion conscious and accessories are a great way to change the look of an outfit without spending a lot of money.

Costume jewelry comes in all styles imaginable, which means that no matter your taste, you can always find something to suit. Plastic jewelry can make an outfit look kitsch and retro, but diamante jewelry worn with the same thing can transform it into something a lot more grown-up.

One of the best things about costume jewelry is that it's cheap. Mainstream shops sell their ranges for just a few pounds and while it may not be unique, a lot of pretty pieces can be picked up. The cost does not always reflect the materials however; plastic jewelry by a famous designer or artist can be just as expensive as diamonds and gold. A lot of designers prefer working with materials like plastic or glass because of the range of styles and colors that can be achieved.

On the other hand, modern manufacturing processes mean that real materials like diamonds can be replicated to an incredibly high standard, giving you something sparkly at just a fraction of the price. This kind of thing is great if you've got a black tie reception or a wedding to go to, since you can finish an outfit really easily and look great. A good piece of diamante jewelry is an essential part of any girl's wardrobe; even if you only wear it once a year it's still worth it.

Because it's been in production for decades, you really have a huge choice when buying costume jewelery. If you like vintage you can pick pieces up in second hand shops or at boot sales. Some second hand shops even specialize in jewelry and can tell you all about the provenance of items. Iconic styles really make a statement, especially if they're made in the materials of the day such as Bakelite. If you're really lucky you could find a bargain at a boot sale, because sellers sometimes do not know the real value of their items.

The internet is brilliant for looking at all different styles available and getting an idea of ​​price. Just like high street shops, online retailers have their own routes to go with their goods. They often import jewelry in bulk so can sell at a reasonable price and they do not have the same overheads as business with concessions. You might also find more exotic pieces here such as local handicrafts or unusual materials. The internet also gives you access to a huge range of designers so the choice is even greater.

It's quite easy to build up a collection that includes every color, so no matter what …

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A Ravishing Wedding Celebration in the City of Royals

Rajasthan, the largest state of India, is prominently popular for the conventional spell of royalty and beauty it casts over its courters. The state holds an ancestral dominion over its identity as the city of Royals. So, if you are planning to celebrate the most auspicious occasion of your life, and want to feel no less than an illustrious price or princess then, of Rajasthan is the land which deserves to host your wedding.

Royal destinations, enchanting themes, up scaled services, appetizing food, and everything you can ask for to make your wedding day memorable, you can find it here. Not sure? Have a look.

Destinations

Rajasthan is the land of forts. Perhaps, almost every city in this state endows a mystic royal fort. The land which carries the enormousness of Mehrangarh fort on its chest and the artistry of the lake palace in its heart can never disappoint you if you are looking for the perfect wedding destination.

In the modern cities of Rajasthan, you can find some magnificent hotels and exquisite resorts which can be appropriate sites for elaborate destination weddings. The idea of a destination wedding has become eminent in various parts of the state. In cities like Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Alwar, Bikaner, etc. conducting a ravishing wedding isn’t a very tedious and costly task if you have a reliable and creative team of wedding planners on your side.

Wedding Themes and Decorations

A wedding theme adds an alluring oomph to the entire idea of decorations to set up D-Day and all the charming functions of the wedding. The spellbinding culture and traditions emerged from Rajasthan’s heritage hold some splendid cues for extravagant wedding themes.

Presently, in Rajasthan, the most trending themes for wedding and wedding functions include the Rajwada wedding and the Swayamwar theme. These themes are sure to port you to the world of fairy tales with the venue decorated as a king’s palace and the bride and groom dressed just like the royalties of a much-renowned dynasty. Also, the decorations inspired from Radha-Krishna’s divinity with a contemporary touch to the theme can also embellish your wedding day with glitters and stars. You can be as creative as you desire to be with the choice of the theme. After all, it is your big day!

Cuisine and Entertainment

Amongst everything royal and luxurious, how can we forget to mention the appetizing and elaborate cuisine of Rajasthan? You can rely upon the rajwada menu if you wish to gratify and treat your guests to an elegant dining. From popular dishes from the kitchen of Rajasthan’s royalties to every possible flavor from around the world can be served at your wedding. Apart from the deity of royal ‘rajwada’ cuisine, you can imbibe the essence of Rajasthan’s folk music and traditional Rajasthani performances to add a special entertainment quotient to your wedding celebration.

Services

As much as Rajasthan is known for its luxury, it is renowned for its servicing. Whether it be the case of catering, decorations, hospitality, …

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Unforgettable Wedding Favors – History and Ideas

Wedding favors have always been a significant part of wedding celebrations. The use of wedding favors is part of a heritage that can be dated back to the early times. In any society or culture from around the globe, giving out these items have become an integral part of traditional wedding etiquette, showing the sincere appreciation of the new couple to the attendance and participation of all their guests to the momentous event of their lives. Fads are also followed in creating and choosing amongst wedding favor ideas. For instance, today's couples are leaving more on personalized items to lead the creative direction of their favors. Here, these items have evolved into a sophisticated or themed favors, which serve as the new couples' giveaways.

Any successful wedding plan is never complete without great wedding favor ideas. As the couple's way of saying "thank you" to their guests, tedious efforts are usually given on the selection of which item to use. Typically, the style and color of the favor depends on the theme, location and number of expected guests on a wedding. Typically, the wedding planner would ask the couple or the selection of favors depend on the couple's preferences (particularly those of the bride's). The thing about wedding favors is making it unique and thoughtful as possible as it reflects a sense of style and creates a lasting impression that the new couple will leave the guests with.

There are a number of items that are used as wedding favors. The kind of items range from food or beverage, gifts or donations. Anything from candy to fruit and coffee to wine, the ideas on food or beverage favor is limitless. The good things about this kind of wedding item is that it is fairly inexpensive and has a great potential to be a great hit to the guests as no one will resist a tasty treat. And since this kind of favor is perishable, weather and storage conditions must be accounted for. When the couple decides to give out gifts, they are also presented with a lot of options. From glasses to candles, this category of items is filled with a number of options for style, colors, shapes and sizes. The use of donations as wedding favors is a great way of giving back to the less fortress. In lieu of making pledges to the couple's favorite charity, the guests are able to exert wayside efforts in helping others in need. The great thing about donation wedding favor ideas is that all it has are pros and no cons.

Aside from deciding on which item to give out, the ways of presenting the favors also matters. Wedding favors may be arranged at each place setting (near the plate or on the plate), at the exit station (giving guests an element of surprise) and at the place card table (gives out a sneak preview of what to expect in the wedding reception).

Wedding favors are expressions of the couple's causes, personality …

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