Boho Clothing – How to Work the Summer Look Into a Fall Look

Changing your look every season can get expensive and confusing. Boho Clothing helps to solve this problem. In the summer, the look may be as simple as a maxi dress or a broom skirt with a peanut shirt. These items become a part of the layering as the weather turns colder. The same summer dress can be covered with a sweater with a belt and / or a jacket and scarf. The skirt and shirt combination can be simply layered in the same way. With Boho Chic, layering is what it's all about. But, make sure you do not overdo it. You do not want to end up looking like a stuffed sausage! The summer sandals can be worn with socks or traded for long boots. I really like the t-shirt covered with a v-neck sweater or vest for guys. I think the hardest part for guys to figure out is how to do boho in the summer without the layering.

As far as hats go, in the summer it's popular to wear a thin headband or a cool, breezy, floppy hat. When summer comes, you may want to go with a knit beret or a felt hat of some sort. These are quite a bit warmer. Also, coming into style are the knit headbands that wrap around and button in the back with a knit flower on the side – perfect for fall and winter (and also can be worn in summer if desired).

Another positive with Boho Clothing is that as things start to wear out a bit, they become even more genuinely Boho! So, unlike with other fashion styles, it is very long-reflecting. The layering also makes it more versatile. Combine that with the fact that much of your Boho components are dirt cheap and you've got a very reasonable style which is a friend to your pocketbook! …

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Runway Report 2 – Delhi's Wills India Fashion Week

Wills India Fashion Week saw a blend of established and upcoming designers present a truly unique mix of palette, style and silhouette.

Starting off with the classic cuts and solid drapes of Wendell Rodricks and going into Anamika Khanna, who sure knows how to make a colorless palette look extremely attractive. e. Predominantly black and white with bold gota, draped layered silhouettes and a smattering of cocktail saris; she knows how to say it with style. From her sassy style to Tarun Tahiliani's elegance, there were full length anarkalis with cropped jackets, soft tunics and belted saris in a mostly neutral palette. Ritu Kumar showcased her 'Label' collection with refreshing wrapping dresses and tunics in ethnic prints. An eclectic mix of texture, fabric and style in muted and vivid hues, this we say is a 'must-have' for a mehendi / cocktail party.

Meera and Muzaffar Ali had a few elegant wedding wear ensembles, with woven full length stoles draped across lehengas choli ensembles with zardosi embroidery. Saris in hues of olive, pistachio, teal and pewter with vivid accents lent an interesting edge. Designers Jaya Rathore and Nida Mehmood presented all-out bridal wear. The former, had actress Urmila Mathondkar in a show stopping lehenga, in a beautiful mix of colors ranging from ivory, pastel pink, coral, red, pink and maroon. The latter, said it in true Bollywood 'íshtyle'. Her style reminds us strongly of Manish Arora's brilliance in quirky, fun fashion. She brave the sari her very own unique take, by teaming georgette, chiffon and net saris with jeans. A trendy twist to appeal to youngsters is what she calls it … while we thoroughly enjoyed the show! It all ended with Rohit Bal presenting a grand finale with Katrina Kaif and Ranbir Kapoor walking the ramp.

Apart from the heavy dose of glamor, the razzle-dazzle of stars and celebrities and some very serious fashion, we got a lot to take away for prêt, couture and bridal trends, so for all you brides and bride grooms to be, there is inspiration aplenty. …

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How is E-Commerce transforming the world?

We have entered the era where every single is evolving. We have changed our lifestyle, daily routine, and everything else just because of a single pandemic. That pandemic taught us how to live outside our comfort zone and how to adapt to the changes. E-Commerce was a thing before, but it got more popular when we faced various difficulties during recent times. The only option available for us then was to order things online. Since then, the E-Commerce industry has been booming and benefiting people with easiness and from the comfort of their houses.

Benefits of E-Commerce in today’s era!

Let’s have a detailed and brief look at some of the most excellent benefits of E-Commerce!

1-   Access to Global Products

The best thing about E-Commerce is that you can reach products from all over the world. There are no restrictions on buying stuff from foreign countries, and you can easily buy stuff as per your likings and preferences. But you will have to check which store is trusted or not because many scams are going on that can scam you and loot your money. To be on the very safe side, you should always check reviews of your desired online store on Collected.Reviews and see if their customers are satisfied or not.

2-   Doorstep delivery

If you are a lazy person, then you will surely love this benefit. Almost all online stores offer their customers the option to deliver their ordered products right on their doorstep. It does not matter which product you ordered; it will be delivered right to you without any hassle or problem. It can be a problem to find the brands that you can trust, and you will have to check reviews of customers on the internet to find out some.

3-   Wide variety

Another great benefit of e-commerce stores is that there is a wide variety available of your desired product. If your preferred or desired product is not available in one store, you can click on another to buy it for your needs. You will not have to roam your car around every single store in the city to get the product; instead, you will get it in just a click.

4-   Promotions and Discounts

As the E-Commerce industry is booming, many stores offer massive discounts and deals on their products to be as competitive as possible. But this thing benefits the consumers a lot. Customers can quickly grab their products at low prices and best deals without doing anything literally. But it also depends on the online store marketing strategy, if it is good enough, the customers will surely visit them.

5-   Great support

Suppose you get the wrong product, or you can’t figure out how it works. Hence, instead of physically visiting them, online stores offer excellent customer service to solve their customers’ queries right away. Even if you want a refund, return the product, or sort out any other issue, customer support will be there for you!

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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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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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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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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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Nurses Clogs Made of Rubber – Comfort the Whole Shift Long

A nurse's job is a difficult one, anyone who has ever been a nurse or been a hospital patient knows that. Nursing requires a certain temperament; a gentle balance of patience and kindness with the ability to handle life and death on a daily basis.

Another aspect of nursing involves being on their feet for many hours a day. Nurses jobs do not involve a lot of sitting down and require that often for the bulk of their shift they stand or walk. This makes the shoes nurses wear very important.

There have been many designs for nursing shoes, but none quite as unique as nurses clogs made by Crocs footwear. Crocs make a clog-like shoe from a gummy, rubber material whose comfort and versatility has been touted by nurses everywhere.

The US Ergonomics Council and the American Podiatric Medical Association have both certified Crocs brand shoes. This is not necessarily why you see so many nurses wearing them though. According to Crocs Vice President Lyndon Hanson III, "these shoes were specifically designed to eliminate plantar pain and achy feet."

The inner support that Crocs uses on its nurseries clogs make them perfect for long hours of standing. They also help people with injured feet, bunions and diabetes. Crocs heel cups and massaging heel nubs combined with their arch support make them ideal for people with foot problems.

The Crocs nurses clogs are especially light and are very roomy in the toe area which makes it easier for anyone with bone deformities like bunions and hammer toe. Crocs has also recently created a line of clogs designated as Rx shoes with the names; Croc Relief, Croc Cloud and Croc Silver Cloud. These clogs take comfort to a higher level with an antibacterial lining that will prevent fungal and bacterial infections.

Crocs come in a variety of styles and colors enough to compliment most all the hospital scrubs currently available. And for those nurses that like to show their wild side a bit more, there are Crocs for that too.

For a job as important as being a nurse, the shoe they choose is more than just a fashion statement. Crocs provide a basic necessity to their nursing customers, comfort under some of the most extreme conditions, physically and emotionally.

If having comfortable, relaxed feet helps with even one patient you have to deal with, is not it worth finding out more about nurses clogs made by Crocs? If you can end your nursing shift with no leg pain, no back pain and no arch pain, then Crocs footwear is definitely worth a closer look. …

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Short Biography of Giorgio Armani

Born on July 11, 1934 in a small Italian town, Giorgio Armani has become a symbol, an ambassador of Italian fashion all over the world.

Particularly known for his stylish suits worn by top Hollywood actors such as Mel Gibson or Richard Gere, Armani never even thought of becoming a fashion designer in his youth.

He went to college to become a medic, but he soon realized that hospitals were not for him. He quit in favor of taking photography courses. However, that was not meant to last much either as in 1957 he had to abandon them in order to do his obligatory military service.

After that, he got a job at "La Rinascente", Italy's leading department store at that time. In 1964, Armani went to work for Nino Cerruti, an important fashion designer. In 1970, encouraged by his good friend Sergio Galeotti, he left Cerruti and established his own freelance design studio.

In 1974, the same friend helped him establish his own company called Giorgio Armani SpA His first collection for men was a huge success and a year later, he launched a collection for women that enjoyed the same enthusiasm from the public.

Since then, he continuously developed the Armani Look, which can now be easily recognized by almost everyone. It is well known for its distinct clean, tailor-made lines.

To better understand how popular and successful Giorgio Armani is, I think it's sufficient to mention that he owns homes in several exotic places such as San Tropez, Forte dei Marmi, Broni, and Pantelleria. …

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