Archive for March, 2011
Inspiration this season is mid-century modern with design elements being lifted from 60’s classic, 70’s glam, and 80’s punk. Small diamonds can be paired with fur or lace. Nobody is seeking to recreate the whole look but a closer look reveals the trends. You might have platform shoes paired with vintage diamond jewelry as two decades mix together to bring about a whole new look. It’s all in the details.
Taken from 1960’s
If you want the 60’s style, look to Jackie Kennedy for simple clean shapes in modest styles. Necklines are close to the collarbone and skirts are knee-length or longer. The full-circle skirt is making an appearance with a fitted bodice. A fitted dress with modest heels and a small square handbag in ice blue is perfect. Hoop earrings, vintage jewelry, and watches abound.
Taken from 1970’s
From the 70’s comes glamour. Rich fabrics like metallic or faux fur, even suede bring to mind glam rock style without being as extreme. Colors for this look are pearly and metallic balanced with natural – or naturalistic – leather, denim and linen. Long loose hair is making a comeback to balance knee-high boots, skirts above the knee, a menswear style blouse in a silky synthetic and a very large coat over the whole outfit.
Taken from 1980’s
Punk revival is less about the anger that inspired it in the 80’s and more about biker inspired details with strong color contrast. Buckles replace buttons on cuffs, zippers and studs are strong design elements. Color tends toward a modern palette of mostly black with either one white item or perhaps something white and another pastel or neon bright. Close fitting black pants, a white shirt belted with a double strand of neon green, a black leather jacket shaped by multiple buckles keeps punk fresh. Choose some diamond studded piercings or leather cuff bracelets with diamond-shaped studs to complete the look.
Properly caring and maintaining your engagement ring is of crucial importance as an engagement ring is prone to damage or simply lose its original beauty if not properly cared for. Here are a few useful tips on how to care for your engagement ring:
- Periodically clean your precious engagement ring by soaking the ring in a warm soapy water solution for no more than a few minutes. After you’ve finished soaking your engagement ring, gently remove it from the solution and proceed to dry the ring off with a 100% soft cotton cloth. Make absolutely sure that the ring is completely dried off as increased exposure to humidity can cause the ring’s metal band to tarnish or rust.
- Avoid using sharp implements to clean the ring’s settings, as that can cause your precious metal settings to scratch and dent. Rather, polish off engagement rings with a soft bristled tooth brush and some mild tooth paste.
- After you’ve finished cleaning and caring for your engagement ring, make sure that you carefully store it away. It is recommended to store your engagement ring in a soft cotton pouch or a padded box, separate from other pieces of jewelry so as to avoid your ring getting scratched and dented by the other pieces in your jewelry box.
- Besides regularly cleaning and maintaining your engagement ring at home, it is recommended to take your ring to a jeweler’s for a periodical check up and professional cleaning. A jeweler will check your engagement ring for existing damage and will professionally clean your engagement ring for a token fee. Ask your jeweler to also check for any possible loose ring settings, as a loose setting will likely result in the loss of a diamond or precious gemstone from your ring.
(About the author: David Fleegal is a marketing and advertising consultant, with extensive content writing background and years of experience in the jewelry industry)
For the 2011 year, fashion tips for this year are collected here. These tips should give an idea for anyone who interested in fashion trend and keep themselves in the same line as 2011 fashion goes. First, always keep this sentence in your mind. No matter what trend is in, choose the one that suit to your body.
Especially for women, ladies clothing always look best on the right size body. Next thing is about your jewelry and accessories, for summer time you can accessorize your outfit with the big and bold accessories, while in the winter time, just sweaters and scarves are more than enough. You can add little more color accessories with your dress but keep them matched with your outfit though. Then, whenever you want to use your belts and shoes, make sure that it looks like a brand new one, always. Don’t let yourself smell bad, just a few drop of nice perfume or cologne, will definitely perfect with your smart look. With this year fashion, skinny jeans are still in.
For anyone who loves jeans, don’t forget to get one in your wardrobe. Finally, go online. The most updated sources for all fashion are all available online, try KandCo.com for the beginning. They always keep their information up-to-date for everyone to look for. Be ready and go along with 2011 fashion trends.
Boho Clothes or Boho-chic are Bohemian style fashion which originated from popular artist in 60’s period and back in fashion trend in this 21st century. The key for boho clothing is involved with extremely decorated embroidered design clothes. The more of ornament, the more boho-style. This style is also a mixed and matched style, based on creativity of the user. It is a great advantage for this style as it not limited by one design or by the designers.
Therefore, you can buy separated piece of each part, and mixed them together to get your own boho creation. You can look at different places for variety pieces, but one useful site for boho shopping is at JoeBrowns, “www.joebrowns.co.uk“. With the boho style clothings, you also need accessories to support your bohemian look. With your plain cloth fabric, you can top it up with colorful accessories to prop up your boho character.
Use authentic materials (wood, wool, metal, stone etc. ) as your accessories and remember not to use plastic or any other fake materials. It will destroy your boho look directly. One important thing about bohemian style is, use your imagination and your creation to create your own boho accessories from real materials around yourself. That will definitely define you as a boho-style person.
As fashion trends keep changing one must try hard to keep in touch with the latest fashion trends in order to stay ahead and know what is in and what is not. However, when it comes to designers like Christian Dior and their classic Christian Dior 1950s designs, it is a vast subject as people like Christian Dior were not merely designers of yore but are institutions themselves. If one has to take a peek at their designs it would be easier to understand. These days, hands-on fashion history education is something of a rarity as more collections have been moved to the offsite storage and researchers can avail digital-only access.
Exploring the insides of a historic garment such as those of Christian Dior 1950s collections gives an insight into the various aspects of designing. It is then that classmates, the professors, museum professionals all make important observations. While some of the students are lucky to have these visits incorporated into their curriculum, there are those that are not as lucky.
To a modern eye the dress would look relatively simple in its design – more like any other simple belted dress. However, on looking further one will realize that the design of the dress is far from simple. Other aspects of designing such as the techniques, innovations, value of the garment, as well as the importance of the designer are all important.
Christian Dior 1950s designs though simple were not so simple as it seemed from the outside. Each of these so-called simple belted dresses actually had layers beneath them revealing the social norms and the prescribed dress code for women in those days. Some of the gowns looked simple from the outside but were basically corseted and it would not have been as comfortable as it seemed. These details are exciting as they provide an insight into the designing aspects of those times.