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Category Archives: Fashion

Different Coloured Pearls Suit Different Skin

This seemingly innocent question can be controversial. That’s because some pearls have natural colours whilst others are dyed or otherwise treated to give them their colour. Some argue that pearls which have been treated to give them a colour are not real in that respect though others would describe such views as nonsense!

Broadly speaking, many experts will consider pearls to come in the following colours:

  • White
  • Black
  • Golden
  • Pink
  • Lavender
  • Blue
  • Chocolate
  • and finally, multi-colour.

Skin tones

Most people would agree that white (or white with rose tint) and pink pearls tend to suit pale northern European type skin colours and tones.

Similarly, darker pearls including black, chocolate and lavender, may suit darker skin types usually found on African, Mediterranean or Asian skin tones types.

Having said all this, don’t get too hung up on the peal colour issue.

That’s because statistics show that irrespective of perceptions of skin tone matching, people around the globe tend to buy pearls by cultural preferences and not just perceptions of skin colour. For example, white pearls with a silver tone are very popular in parts of Asia whereas darker pearls are less so even though, in theory, they should be a better skin tone match.

Surroundings

Don’t forget too that one of the biggest attractions of pearls is how they absorb and reflect back the colours surrounding them.

What this means is that your pearls also need to be chosen against a backdrop of the environment you’ll be wearing them too, your clothes and if appropriate, your make-up. It isn’t necessarily a question of one colour pearl being right for every single occasion or skin tone!

Conclusion

Ultimately, you’ll probably have a certain self-image and ‘look’ of yourself in your mind.

Almost every element of your surroundings can vary including your skin tone. For example, if you have pale skin but it’s heavily tanned, should you choose your pearls based upon your natural or acquired tone?

In the final analysis, trust your instinct. Choose a pearl that seems right for you at a given time. The chances are, you won’t regret it!

Some Fabrics For Couture Evening Dresses

1. Satin

This is a great fabric choice when it comes to formal evening gowns. This opulent and chic material features a beautiful gloss with a dramatic effect. It has unique characteristics as follows:

  • In primary materials cotton, silk, synthetics, and wool included.
  • It is very lustrous
  • Has a glossy face
  • Its weave is particular
  • Features a dull interior side
  • It uses in bedding, furnishings, and upholstery

2. Crepe

Crepe is a tightly-woven and flowy material with twisted fibers. It features:

  • Matte face
  • Light
  • Elegant drape
  • Slightly wrinkled
  • Crinkled texture
  • Grainy surface
  • Its two-way stretch is flexible

Crepe is mostly loved for its stunning drape and silky handle. Designers find it easier to work with.

3. Velvet

The depth, glossiness, and drama of velvet weave make it ideal for feminine evening dresses. Fashionistas are in love with marbled velvet hence it has become a popular option for formal attire. It can be made of silk or synthetic fibers. Its qualities are:

  • Highly durable
  • Shimmery surface
  • Smooth and touchy
  • Soft textured
  • Strong and gorgeous sheen
  • Graceful and soft drape

4. Chiffon

This is yet another beautiful fabric that comes in various versions. Chiffon may be crafted from rayon, cotton, silk, or synthetic fibers. It features:

  • Lightweight
  • Plain weave
  • General tightness
  • Beautiful drape
  • Soft, supple, and sheer
  • It is constructed from tightly twisted yarns

Chiffon is perfect for gowns featuring a flowing skirt.

5. Organza

If you are looking for ethereal quality in couture gowns, organza fabric should be your ideal choice. This material consists of highly twisted fibers which are fabricated in a loose and plain weave. The organza comes from silk or synthetic fibers. The characteristics of this delicate fabric include:

  • Fine texture
  • Wiry feel
  • Sleek and light
  • Slight Sheen
  • Stiff and sheer
  • Crispy and dry touch

Zircon Jewellery

1. The Difference Between A Cubic Zirconia And A White Zircon

The essential contrast between these two delightful diamonds is that white zircon is an actually mined pearl stone and cubic zirconia is an artificially produced gemstone. Zircon has light refraction that can outperform a jewel while CZ has more fire or flashes of shading. Different contrasts include:

• CZ is a mineral orchestrated as precious stone simulant
• Diamonds are normally mined pearls
• CZ’s are conservative; Zircons more costly
• Zircons can have a yellow of brown tint while CZ gemstones are boring
• A zirconia is for all intents and purposes perfect contrasted with Zircons which have considerations or different blemishes

While these two stones have comparable names, they are not related. Brown zircon was frequently made dry through warmth treatment and utilised as a precious stone substitute before cubic zirconia was made. Warm treated zircon is likewise less tough than CZ. Cubic Zirconia can scratch glass like valid precious stones and is harder than most produced gemstones.

2. Where The Largest Supply Comes From; Look To A Lab In China

The biggest supply of cubic zirconia originates from Thailand and China. These engineered diamonds are not topographically particular since they are made inside a research facility setting. Not at all like jewels that originate from many places far and wide, the biggest CZ production lines are found in China. A portion of the main CZ producers are:

• Syntheticgems.org
• globalsources.com; and
• Nathaan Gemstones

3. Intriguing Myths And Legends

Likely the most understood urban legend identifying with this stone is the affirmed myth that radiography or x-beams can recognise a characteristic jewel and its most common rivalry the CZ. Precious stones appear radiolucent on an x-beam while other material does not on account of they are made out of carbon and don’t have included stabilisers.

Non-experimentally, we have been verifiably swindled into the discernment that real precious stones are uncommon when as a general rule they are simply a stamped item that is traded as a feature of an engagement procedure plot created by an unmistakable jewel organisation.

It is a by and large myth that CZ’s are substandard compared to precious stones when for example, jewels are not a venture and lose more than half of their esteem after buy. Retailers incline toward not to purchase back precious stones from clients since they would need to do as such at discount costs since the markup on a jewel is 100 to 200 percent relying on the store.

Amazing Swiss Timepiece

Selecting your Style

Take your time to look at the various JLC watches available. Since it is going to last you forever, you want to love it from the day you buy it. This isn’t an item that is just going to sit at home on your dresser and collect dust. Many people decide to wear theirs daily rather than saving it only for special occasions. They fit well, look amazing, and make a statement about fashion.

Think about your own preferences and that will assist you with narrowing down the selection. Look at colours, features, the differences among the collections of JLC watches to help you decide. As you look around, there are going to be a few that capture your attention. It is going to be hard to take your eyes off of them.

From there, you can continue to narrow it down to the one you want the most. It can be fun to shop for them. It is going to be an experience you never forget. When the day arrives for you to put on your selected timepiece, it is going to be a memory forever etched in your mind.

Intricate Details

As you explore the various JLC watches, you will be quite impressed by the tiny details and the intricate designs. They aren’t your typical basic watch design for you to own. Instead, you have something very unique. Since this isn’t a timepiece everyone else also has, you can own something that makes you feel original and to stand apart from the crowd.

Don’t be surprised when people come up to you at an event and compliment you on the timepiece. It can prove to be a wonderful conversation starter in a variety of settings for you. Many people find JLC watches to be out of their price range but that doesn’t mean they aren’t excited when they see someone else wearing one!

Amazing Quality

The design of JLC watches continue to be impressive, even though plenty of collections have been introduced since the company started in the 1930s. The workman’s ship on these Swiss timepieces are very detailed and it shows. The quality of the materials speaks volumes about this company and what they wish to share with their customers.

Dress Your Age

Some style basics for our oldies:

Style stays, Fashion fades. Rather than chasing fluttering trends, men of the growing age should stick to one general look in which they are most comfortable. For example, if you feel good in a Blazer- Jeans pair then stick to it, don’t change it just because you are growing.

In accessories, a subtly patterned tie is always appropriate for a man of mid-age.

Lastly, White running shoes are never recommended for old people unless they are out for running and for that also they can prefer some black or dark hues Nike.

Style don’ts for our oldies:

Skinny Jeans: No matter you are skinny, you should ignore those slim fitted jeans. You are not a singer from Green day; You will end up looking silly wearing those tight pants.

Logo/ Graphic Printed t-shirts: After a certain age say 50, anything that broadly displayed on your chest, makes you look desperate so avoid it.

Hoodies: A big No for all oldies.

Long Hair: If you are losing your hair, any hairstyle longer than ½ inches is not preferable.

Blue Jeans and running shoes: This is my personal dislike. If you are out for running, wear running shoes and if you are out for work then wear some grown-up shoes.

Now Let’s head towards some style tips to look best in 50s. Here they are:

Keep your style colour-blocked

It doesn’t say that you should retire all the colours from your wardrobe but go for some monotonous tones. Try to avoid bright acid colours and pastel shades and go for some classic hues like camel, light grey, navy blue, forest green and dark red. If you have all grey hair, then wearing all grey outfits will look fabulous. This is the most recommended professional fashion for offices.

Give farewell to your cargo pants and shorts

Most of you must be thinking it is obvious, but it requires repetition- no cargos, ever. Though they are comfortable and convenient, think about all those pockets that come in handy, but they are not for you-big daddies.

Make white t-shirts your regular wear

Yes in the old age anything in white can be classy. You can carry a white t-shirt on any occasion but make sure it is in pristine condition that means cleaned, ironed and properly folded. Otherwise, you may look like just slipping out of bed. Trust me: it is not at all suitable for a dignified old man.

Leather Bracelets

The use of leather and history

The material has been in use since the Paleolithic period. Hides were used for different purposes, including clothing and shelter. As things evolved, the material was used to make all sorts of things, including shoes and musical instruments. In the Neolithic period, hides could be treated and a stronger material achieved through tanning.

The very first bracelets

It is not very easy to trace them but there is evidence that many were used to signify different tribal roles like being a group leader. Ancient Egyptians used it symbolically to show status and they were even worn to symbolize monarchies. The bands were also popular amongst the soldiers showing allegiance to a rank.

In the modern era, there are many men who still wear the bands inspired by different cultures, heroes, and traditions.

Colors

When you are looking for the best option, you need to be aware that different colors symbolize different things. Everything has its own meaning and a specific message is often projected. This is based on color psychology as well as history. Some of the popular colors include:

Brown: this signifies ruggedness, one who is in touch with nature, practicality, and calmness

Black: signifies strength, dominance, mystery, sophistication, and power.

Dark green: this color signifies serenity and warmth.

Basic types

There are different types of bands that you can settle for and this knowledge can help you in making a decision. They are:

Simple wide bands: this is the simplest form and it projects strength and edginess. It gives a sexual vibe. Some of these have very intricate works of art and they can be metal studded. This is something that can be worn for any occasion and can also be worn by anyone with tattoos. It is a durable option when cared for. It can be used together with other wrist wares including watches.

Design bands: many people love this option because there is an element of style and texture. In most cases, embroidery is common. Metals may also be included. Different artsy wristlets can be used with this option too. It can be worn with t-shirts and on a daily basis too.

Look Stylish In A Retro Dress

Retro dresses have become very popular because of how fashionable they are. The market has so many options to make you step out uniquely stylish and modern when you select the right retro dress. Most of the retro dresses are swing dresses and you can find them in different colors and patterns to match your fashion sense and preferences. Most past styles were fresh and classy and this is what you stand to enjoy when you buy a retro dress. You can be sure to have a timeless piece in your wardrobe that is suitable for any given occasion. Most of the dresses available are designed to flatter any body type, but it is still important to ensure that you get the right size to look perfect. Apart from right fit, you should consider the following tips to be as stylish as you wish to be in your retro dress.

1. Do not be afraid of patterns. Polka dots and floral patterns may look so posh but they are actually very in and fashionable. When buying a retro dress be bold enough to select them and you will love how unique you look compared to if you went to a solid colored dress.

2. Keep the colors bright. Even when you choose solid colors, always choose hues that are vivid to bring out the best in you. The good thing about bright and vivid colors is that they make you noticeable from a distance and this is something you want if you love attention. There is really nothing as good as a well-fitting bright retro dress.

3. Do show off some skin. Most retro dresses are very decent in terms of length. They also flow instead of figure hugging you. This does not however mean that you can’t show off some skin. You can choose very trendy styles like sleeveless dresses or those that come with halter straps. Cap sleeves are also very stylish and you can also consider other styles you find appealing to you.

4. Wear the right undergarment. Just like any other type of dress, you retro dress will look as good as the undergarments you choose. If you choose halter neck, for instance, make sure that there is no other clothes peeping. Some dresses have bra pads and some may not have them. Ensure you select the best undergarments so you are not only comfortable, but also do justice to your dress.

Tribal Jewelry

Copper tribal jewelry

This type of jewelry is generally antique and is adorned as bands and head sticks mixed with bronze. A head stick has an arrow type structure that can be held on the side of your ear. It then appears as it is raised from top of your head. They are used to make rings in various styles and shapes. Circular barbells, bent barbells, earlets, captive rings, and eyelets look striking in cooper. For men who have pierced their labret, which are their lips, adopt labret studs. One piece of copper tribal jewelry that reflects the true form of this jewelry is thick copper anklets.

Silver tribal jewelry

This form of jewelry is mainly worn as a single piece like a neckpiece, earrings, or bracelet. When made from silver it is generally left unpolished in order to maintain that crude look. Silver body jewelry that is highly finished is very expensive but also fashionable. The bangles are usually carved with the designs of skeletons, animal heads and more. On the pendants, you will see molded faces of various Gods.

Organic tribal jewelry

If a man wants to look like a true tribal man then they need go organic. These pieces are made of animal parts, plants, shells, bamboo, wood, and amber. For making labret, earrings, septum, rings, and more, mineral stones such as quartz, agate, onyx, obsidian, amethyst, and more are used. The jewelry that is made from the horns and bones are generally used as a headpiece.

Iron tribal jewelry

This type of jewelry is very masculine and heavy. Make sure that you can wear this type and can carry it off. Iron casing of bangles and necklaces portray a savage way of thinking. The tribes of Middle Eastern and West African countries generally wear this tribal jewelry. To create a contemporary look sometimes iron tribal jewelry is blended with stainless steel. This jewelry is usually worn as thumb and toe rings, anklets, neckpieces, and bangles.

About Custom Socks

The list goes on. What’s important to understand when ordering is a few different things.Today, we’ll cover those.

1. The type of socks.

To keep things simple, we’ll cover the 3 basic types of socks:

1. Ankle

2. Crew

3. Knee High

1. Ankle Socks

Ankle socks, as you may have guessed, go up to the ankle. These are standard socks. While very common, these aren’t always the best for custom as it doesn’t allow much room for the actual custom design.

2. Crew Socks

Crew socks are very popular for crazy and custom socks. Crew socks are designed to go up to the mid-calf. This allows for more room with the custom design, but not so high that it goes beyond the knee.

3. Knee High Socks

Knee high socks, as you may have guessed, go up to the knee or slightly higher. These tend to be popular for athletic sports such as softball or baseball, or for parties, festivals, or for those who enjoy knee high socks.

Which should you order?

We always recommend ordering crew socks for custom orders, as they allow enough space for a full custom design, but aren’t as high as knee highs, which many people don’t wear on a typical occasion. Crew socks can be worn both at work and casually, which makes them the most practical.

Be sure to also check the type of sock material, as material such as 100{370618760c397dc6cc2cb50d9226398db8f050b9d4dca0971563c31c186dd88a} cotton will be much different than a sock that is 100{370618760c397dc6cc2cb50d9226398db8f050b9d4dca0971563c31c186dd88a} polyester, in terms of how it is worn and also with how it prints.

For example, a cotton sock will most likely not have a very clear print on it, while polyester will have a much more refined printed design. When choosing your design, be sure to check with the company to make sure that they can accommodate the type of design you are interested in.

For example, some companies can only print words, while others can do entire images. It’s always best to request to see previous work the company has completed, to make sure that they can do the type of custom sock design you are interested in.

Fur Leather Jacket

Fur Leather Jacket on the Go

These prized possessions are now being designed and fabricated in such a way that the jackets can be adorned with any kind of fashion apparels. In fact, the glamorous touch from the leading couture extremely fabulous when paired with a suitable leather jacket. The current trend for this fall is Fur leather jacket. These jackets are made of traditional leather including faux fur to make them look quite adorable and stylish.

These items might contain original fur which makes them a costly affair to afford. The ideal ones that are trending these days are the ones that contain inner linings made of fur. The perfect ensemble of glossy leather along with the comfortable fur lining make these items a must have in your glorious wardrobe. Both men and women can opt for these jackets with most of the attires they own to ward off chilly days.

Trends Leaving a Mark

The retro leather jackets with sober fur lining inside are the ideal ones to wear. The dark tan color will go with almost anything especially the casual wear. The fur lining is soft and non-hairy. It will impart extreme comfort. This type of jackets is a perfect choice or those who do not like the hairy furs tickling their neck. The fur lining will remain exposed when the front zip of the jacket is open.

These jackets are specially made to fit your body size perfectly. You can also avail the regular fit ones. The fashion experts recommend wearing the slim fit ones to match the trends. Those who have a heavier body mass, they can prefer the regular and dark colored jackets to conceal their body shape and enjoy a sharper look.

Nowadays, the biker jackets are also available in furred designs. You will be able to make a tough style statement while enjoying the extreme comfort from the fur linings. The long leather jackets that are preferred mostly by the professionals can be exquisitely dashing too.

These long jackets with a belt strap can be paired with formal outfits to look awesome this winter. This particular type of Fur leather jacket is available for both the sexes and in varieties of colors. You will find varieties of shades to choose from. The most trending colors are blue, black, deep brown, dark tan, and deep green. Check out the hooded styles also.