Monday, November 12, 2012

Precautionary Measures in Wearing Contact Lenses

Contact lenses are good options for eyeglasses. However, there are concerns and complications that you should consider. These should be diagnosed immediately and treated (if necessary) to prevent possible loss of eyesight. Complications can be a main health issue and are generally diverse. It can involve the eyelids, a membrane that covers the internal portion of the eyelid, and layers of the cornea. When you review these problems, classify them according to the anatomical structures. Likewise, bear in mind that contact lenses increase the possibility of of eye infections. Experts offer professional advice on the proper use of contact lenses.
Care for Contact Lenses
The two primary forms of these intricate eye devices are the soft and rigid gas-permeable. Instructions in using and caring for your lenses vary so it is essential to follow the instructions of optometrists. If you will use contacts for the first time, make sure that these are fitted by a licensed eye examiner, optician or medical practitioner. There are also reusable and disposable contact lenses.
Consider the following tips for reusable contacts:
When you take out your lenses, one of the first thongs that you need to do is to immerse them in a disinfecting solution to prevent harmful micro-organisms from accumulating on the lens. The eye care professional will advise you on the best care procedures. Immerse these devices in the solution in a storage case for the prescribed duration. Refrain from using the disinfectant twice. It has to be thrown away and replace with a fresh mixture every time the lenses are stored. Use products that are recommended by the specialist. Follow all instructions precisely. Remember that a dirty case is a main source of infection. Wash your storage case and leave it open to dry after each daily use. These items should be changed every month. Clean the case each week, using a used but clean toothbrush and contact lens solution.
Disposable lenses
Daily contact lenses do not have to be cleaned or disinfected since the lenses are worn only once and discarded. Never use these again because said lenses are not made for repetitive use. Nonetheless, you still need to undergo frequent checkups even if you use disposable lenses. The extended-wear lenses are meant for overnight wear, and can be worn constantly for one month before being thrown away. Do not sleep while wearing lenses unless your practitioner tells you so. These experts will also advise you on how to look after the lenses if you need to remove them momentarily. You may need more regular check-ups if you wear this variety of lens. When you wear these contacts such as purevision contacts, make it a point to do the following:
• Rinse and dry your hands well before handling your lenses.
• Keep a pair of eye glasses that you can use if you need to remove your contacts.
• Replace the lenses at intervals pointed out by your doctor.
• Schedule regular check-ups with your ECP.
• Consult your eye doctor if you encounter any problems with your contact lenses. With contacts, your eyes must feel and look good.
Daily contact lenses need to be handled correctly to prevent eye infections. Remember that minor irritations can lead to bigger problems and probably loss of eyesight. Learn more about air optix aqua contacts.

How to Choose a Handbag for Autumn

I think autumn is a lovely time of year, with the change in light and the color of the flora and fauna around it's the perfect time to match your accessories with the seasons change. It's time to buy some new accessories to help you weather the colder months together. I've been enjoying the new styles of handbags out this season. Here I will outline some ideas to help you choose the perfect autumn handbags to compliment your overall style.
1) Rich Colors - I have spent the last few weeks updating my wardrobe with cosy knitted jumpers and cardigans in creams, dusky pinks and maroons. Choose a handbag that compliments the key season colors, look for anything rich, which makes you feel warm inside. I love deep terracotta, oak browns and vermilion reds. These colors should work well with the shades that you will have already been incorporating into your autumn wardrobe. Alternatively, use your bag to add a splash or color to your outfit; coral pinks and light blues are hot this season.
2) Leathers and Suedes - You really can't find a more hard wearing and resilient fabric than leather to buy a handbag in, the smell of a new leather handbag is like catnip for me. It's time to put away your canvas, linen and cotton bags which were great for summer, but which won't look good or last well in the more changeable autumn weather. Suede is a great alternative this season, which plays on the rich, warm look you are trying to create.
3) Style - Any bag needs to have a certain 'Je ne se qua' in terms of style, whether this bag will be accompanying you to work, to restaurants or out shopping, your handbag will say a lot about your personal style. Stay true to the overall look you wish to achieve, if you want to find a bag that will be fit for many different occasions. 'London Handbags' are all the rage right now, as more designers opt to choose England's capital to showcase their collections. Look for shoulder bags with slouchy duffel styles and gold trim chains to follow the trend.
4) Size - The day of the over-sized bag is not entirely over, but perhaps I would look for a slightly smaller bag this season. Keep to shoulder bag styles of differing lengths when you want to change the look. For formal occasions opt for a short shoulder bag and for day wear an across-the-shoulder satchel, which are coming into full force this autumn.
5) Enjoy Shopping - If it's a bit too cold out to be heading to the shops in person, shop around online for your perfect autumn handbags. That way you can see all the shops have to offer from the comfort of your own home, or if you're like me, the office.
Enjoy finding your perfect autumn bag.
Ruth is a passionate fashion blogger that writes on behalf of Zalando, a leading UK fashion retailer. If you need some inspiration when shopping for handbags for autumn online, why not browse a fashion mag like Vogue, then pay Zalando's easy-to-navigate site a visit?

Perfume: Pros and Cons of Decanting

The best thing that ever happened to my perfume collection is doubling my decant budget for the months of October through December. Basically, I cut back on three months earlier on in the year and splurge October through December since that's when new fragrances come out. If you don't already know, decants or splits are when you go in on the cost of a bottle and everyone gets a smaller portion of the bottle or a 'split' for a fraction of the full bottle cost - splits almost always happen with new fragrances.
Thus my desire to increase my perfume budget for October, November and of course December - these are the months when perfumes are released in hordes and if you want to get in on some good splits, now is the time! By the time January and February have rolled around, the splits have usually died down. Perhaps not everyone will want to do it the way I do but I find it works best for me this way and I'm always much happier and have plenty of pretty things to sniff all through the January and February months.
Actually, I find that I get so many great splits throughout October-December, it keeps me very busy trying to catch up and smell them all in the months that follow! I try to pace myself and it really is fun. Just one more thing to look forward to the holidays! I'll go straight into February and have plenty of unsniffed decants lying around (and by lying around I mean organized neatly in my most favorite storage cubby of all times that is for my decants specifically!)
This is where I come to the part that most people dislike about perfume - the cost. Decanting and swaps are perfect if you're on a budget because you're not paying full bottle price - and most of the time you wouldn't use the whole bottle anyway. A smaller budget doesn't limit your choices and what you can own - it brought you into the world of decants and believe it or not, you may end up with some very cool fragrances you never could have purchased at full bottle prices.
1. My budget. Need I say more? We're all on a budget here!
2. I've never had a disastrous unsniffed purchase, because I have a strategy. I know what happens to a decant if I Love it, Like it, Or if I don't like it I SWAP IT!
3. I love all my full bottles. I mean I adore them to infinity. I'm extremely critical in selecting fragrances I want in full bottle form. These are TO DIE FOR in my eyes.
4. You can wear a different fragrance every day! (As your collection grows!)
5. You can do wrist vs. wrist comparisons, as I find the best scent for you and your true favorites. Process of elimination, baby!
6. If you start organizing your bottles in the beginning it isn't an overwhelming task to keep track of everything and with smaller decant bottles, storage space is less of an issue!
7. Having fragrances already in decant containers means traveling with a decant or two is very easy when you consider regulations about liquids on airplanes, in carry ons and luggage in general.
8. Decant deals online on new fragrances means price per decant is lower and more budget friendly! And newer fragrances may provide samples for a low cost that will be a steal without having to arrange a swap or a split!
9. The number of new fragrance releases doesn't have to overwhelm you as long as you remember that you don't have to keep up.
10. One thing I've learned: it's much easier to be spontaneous with lower cost decants/swaps and it hurts the pocketbook a lot less if it turns out you don't like the perfume. In perfume terms: occasional impulsive purchase + a little restraint = no guilt. What you don't love could be just the item you need to swap to get your next LOVE IT fragrance!
11. Patience is a lovely thing... if the anticipation doesn't kill you. I'll sit on gift money for months before I make up my mind on decants I want or bottles I can't live without, bouncing off the walls waiting for the package to come. My next major bottle will come on the holiday, and the process of elimination has already begun!
12. Decants are usually too small for the fragrance to go bad before you use it all
13. If you get decants in the 15ml - 20ml range you will be surprised how long it will last you
14. Your tastes in perfume and your sense of smell evolves with you and change as you do - what you love this year you may hate next year. Small decants, compared to a large bottle you would never make it through, are enough to keep you in the juice you love without locking you into a full bottle of a scent you may hate or grow out of tomorrow.
1. If you love all your bottles, participated in a swap could be difficult but they are fun!
2. Splits are usually done for new releases. By the time I get around to smelling them in a department store (if I don't want to order blind), those opportunities have passed.
3. Bottles are pretty. When you do a split, only one person gets the bottle, usually the host. (The person who arranged the split, went and fronted the money, measured, poured, mailed, etc.
4. I usually miss out on sales if they're an act-now kind of thing.
5. If you decant you need containers, small containers. It can be difficult to get the perfume into the vial and they are small so they break pretty easily if you're not careful
6. When you use a splash sample bottle or decant bottle where your skin comes into contact with the perfume at all the scent can 'turn' or 'go bad' very quickly due to the mixing of the oils. You may also end up with cloudiness and precipitants in your bottles.
7. If you package with atomizers you have a greater risk of leakage and evaporation.
8. Decants of less than 5 ml don't usually last more than a month - so if you go very small, you won't get as much wear out of it but if you weren't going to buy the full bottle regardless - this may not matter.
9. It can sometimes be difficult to arrange a split of a bottle especially if it hasn't been released recently
10. Decants that are arranged through a site/service versus groups of decanters that frequently arrange their own splits, tend to be a little pricy. While not as expensive as a full bottle you are paying a premium for not having to arrange a split with someone or find a split that someone is already doing.
As you can see, splits, swaps and decants in general can be very affordable, even with the smallest budget and they are great if you are interested in smelling lots of different fragrances and having just a little bit of everything to try out. It's like having hundreds of invisible accessories!
I personally feel like I wasted a good majority of my money when I was buying full bottles. Not only was I sticking with the same, albeit lovely, fragrance but I was putting my entire fragrance budget for the entire year (because that was as much as I would spend on perfume) all at once. I gave myself no room to wiggle and breathe and sniff! So the best thing that could have happened to me, though I miss it dearly, is my favorite fragrance becoming discontinued.

Advantages Of Custom Shopping Bags

Business owners today cannot leave a single opportunity to promote their brand and make their company popular. If you one of those owners, whose business grows rapidly and you search for some cost-efficient and convenient methods to promote your brand, you can choose custom shopping bags that are a perfect solution for your business.
Although a lot of companies design different kinds of custom shopping bags, only a few of the manufacturers take advantage of highly durable and recyclable materials. These kinds of materials are highly preferred and encouraged these days. They are at affordable prices and companies quite often offer their clients customized bags to be used for shopping. Sometimes, there are even some special discounts for customers that would like to purchase custom shopping bags. Some grocers even offer these bags for free if the customer purchases some goods at a certain price.
Since more and more scientists are worried about the global warming, which truly present danger; some retailers found that even these customized bags can help to make the situation better. Some countries even make these bags mandatory for malls and shoppers, changing their laws accordingly in order to encourage the Green movement. This means that all malls or retailers that do not provide these ecological bags are likely to be penalized.
Different recyclable plastic materials are used to make these bags. These plastic materials undergo a process to break them down. This will allow easier processing. Then they are made into sheets of materials that look like fabric, which is used to make a specific design of preferences. These are extremely durable materials that can be easily washed without reducing their holding capacity. Some can even add these custom shopping bags to their fashion accessories and be proud that they support the world ecology.
Another great advantage of custom shopping bags is their functionality that allows customers to use them for storing food items or for various household things, especially if the bags are purchased on wholesale. Businesses can take advantage of the wholesale bags as well. They can be used when they distribute goods to their clients and are an affective method of promoting their business, if they place their logo, business name and motto on them. If they print their contact details on them, customers can easily contact them with inquires. This is an offline marketing strategy that more and more people use today, taking advantage of custom shopping bags.
Whether you are a candy maker, a grocer or a distributor, you can use the custom bags in your business. You will need them to give to the customers who buy from your products so that they can carry their belongings to home. Shopping bags are the best for this purpose and if you want to remind them about your shop and products, custom shopping bags will do that job for you. They are among the most effective way to promote the brand that is why more and more companies use it to their advantage.

Contact Lenses and the Acuvue Brand

These modern corrective eye devices are ideal alternatives for traditional eyeglasses. The major benefits of contacts include convenience and adaptability to active lifestyles. Curative lenses are meant to enhance your vision. People, who use eyeglasses, can experience a disparity of the eye's refractive capacity and its length. This can lead to a mistake in refraction. Contacts can counterbalance this variance. It also allows the correct focusing of light on your retina. Some people, who suffer from certain color shortage, can use a tinted lens.
Correction and Adornment
Cosmetic contacts can be manufactured to modify the outward show of your eye. It can also be used as corrective and decorative devices. The therapeutic or soft lenses are frequently utilized as remedy for non-refractive disorders. These can also be used in the treatment of dry eyes, corneal ulcers and erosion and other vision issues. Said lenses have been around for almost a century. There has been a lot of progress made in as far as this medical implement for the eye is concerned.
Lenses are very fragile and needs proper maintenance to keep it in good health. This includes cleaning, disinfecting and storing in appropriate containers. Before you consider wearing contacts, it is important to consult an optometrist or ophthalmologist since these are medical devices. Your eyes need to be diagnosed correctly by an expert. There are different contact lens shops. It is also possible to search online for suitable lenses. You can procure discount contact lenses that will save you enough money.
Silicone Hydrogel Materials
There are disposable lenses made from silicone hydrogel. This material provides more oxygen to your eyes and retains more moisture. These are not like the conventional soft lenses made from hydrogel polymers or soft plastic substances. You should clean and disinfect your this form of lenses every time you remove them. It will guarantee the increase of dangerous bacteria.
The Acuvue Oasys with Hydraclear Plus can be used to treat both near and farsightedness. People with nearsightedness must be able to see objects that are far away. On the other hand, those with farsightedness need help to distinguish things or characters that are close to them. The Acuvue contacts may help with either of these conditions. Nonetheless, there are dangers of developing several side effects. This is made of 62% silicone hydrogel material and 38% of H2O or water. Water is important to contacts because it is responsible for providing the eye with wetness.
Different models of these lenses have already emerged in the market. These have already become more modifiable than the original models. Specific lenses are said to be capable of treating eye ailments further than impaired eyesight. Whatever your objective is to settle for these modern lenses, proper selection and maintenance can help you see well than before. It is necessary to understand all the advantages and downsides of these modern implements and to cope with eye infections. Indeed, these contacts are effective but barely visible solutions for people with challenging eye problems.

Men's Clothing - How to Choose?

Everyone has a unique style that depicts their personal taste and makes a strong impression about who they are. Being a stylish man is not a big deal, if dress properly. Picking a classic fashion style, right color and the perfect fit can help men stay updated. Below are cited a few smart tips to pick timeless men's fashion trends.
Some outfits can stay in fashion ever. Add basic, classic outfits to your wardrobe. Plain oxford shirts, cotton pants, denim jeans, polo shirts, crewneck sweaters, jackets and hooded sweatshirts are the items that should be present in every man's wardrobe. You can also go for cargo pants as they will remain for many years. In fact, cargo pants will be considered as a staple item of any wardrobe in future. Furthermore, wear a suit that fits your perfectly and can be worn to office, weddings and other special occasion dinners.
When it comes to patterns, stick to straight, clean and basic lines. The fashion of sixties such as bellbottoms, straight-legged pants, plaid shirts are again in style, try them. Avoid wearing tight fitting clothes or clothes that are out of style. Subtly tailored classic men's clothing never goes out of fashion.
Try wearing dark shades. Avoid wearing busy prints, plaid shorts, horizontal striped shirts, graphic t-shirts and patterned ties. Though, patterns and lines on men's clothing are generally very neat and elegant, but they still modify in the fashion industry from time to time. Wear sophisticated colors in shirts, pants, jackets and ties. It is highly recommended to choose basic, conservative colors. However, color trends changes from season to season, but twill shirts in soft colors have been famous for many years. Always stick with basic colors such as black, white, brown, gray and blue and you will look superb.
Don't overlooked accessories. Things like ties, hats, scarves, and pocket chains help you look elegant and dapper. Invest in a watch as it is a timeless accessory for men's fashion. Men can show their style through their watch.
With a little creativity and some help you can choose the right clothing that fit well and make you stand out in the crowd. All in all, choosing the right color, outfits and following the latest fashion trends will make it very easy to choose stylish men's clothing and stay in fashion. So update your style with timeless men's clothing and accessories.

The Saree: An Indian Fashion Classic

When stepping off a plane in India, one of the first things that become apparent is that the Indian women love colour. Everywhere you look, you will see a rainbow of women adorned in the brightest colours imaginable. When these beautiful colours are combined with a variety of different materials, the clothing becomes an art form unto itself; making Indian women envied the world over. But the elaborate costumes have not always been this way but rather have evolved along with the culture and religious practices of the people.
Clothing in India varies from region to region depending on the ethnicity, geography, climate and cultural traditions of the area. Historically, men and women's clothing have evolved from simple Langotas and loincloths to elaborate costumes not only used in daily wear but also on festive occasions and rituals dance performances. While it is common to see western style clothing on the streets of major cities, India's abundance of weavers with access to many different fibres, colours and material of clothing means that traditional clothing is far more plentiful.
Two of the most well known outfits in India are the saree and Salwar Kameez. The sari is undoubtedly the most famous outfit of India and is a long, unstitched piece of cloth, around 5 and a half meters long that is draped in a set pattern that is usually in a style of a skirt with the excess material then being draped diagonally across the body and over the shoulder. The mid-riff is usually exposed however, the way of draping a saree differs from place to place. In the north, the sari is worn in the more traditional, loose fitting manner compared to the south particularly in Mumbai where the Bollywood film industry has heavily influenced and contemporised the style of clothing. Here, the sari is wrapped tightly around a women's chest (still with the excess draped over the shoulder) giving the appearance more of a one piece dress. The sari is usually worn with a short blouse that covers the upper part of the body and underneath it is the petticoat, which helps to tuck in the pleats of the saree to hold it in place.
The Salway Kameez, while not as famous as the saree, has steadily become the most popular form of dress in India, particularly amongst younger women. It is traditional for women in Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and consists of loose trousers (the salwar) narrow at the ankles, topped by a tunic top (the kameez) and women generally wear shawl with salwar kameez to cover their head and shoulders. It was introduced by the Muslims and originates from the Islamic era or Old Iranian culture. The salwar kameez is most common in the north-western part of India and is often worn by actresses in Bollywood films.
If you would like to experience India's fashion first hand and maybe even bring some home with you, our India Online travel specialists can help you build your own independent India travel adventure. Experience the diversity India has to offer with its combination of majestic forts, spiritual temples, golden beaches and vast deserts.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Democrats and Republicans With a Fashion Style

Politics is usually something that Americans are willing to embrace with their heart because it represents a cause resulting in some type of change.
Democrats and republicans usually have a hard time agreeing on certain things. However, both parties do agree on one thing and that is to act in the present to promote something different leading up to the future. This is why you see individuals' stand around who they believe should represent their country going forward and lead their dreams into the right direction.
Barrack Obama was the 44th president elected in the white house and he represented the democrats. When Obama was receiving vote's people all over the world would wear fashion attire that expressed how much they believed in him. Individuals would wear things like "Change 2009" and even Democrat Donkey Cufflinks and guess what? Obama won the election with flying colors.
Now for the year 2012 we have new candidates running in the presidential election. However, one will only come out success in the very end. We are starting to see candidates winning individuals hearts state to state from what they express in their views from healthcare, retirement plans, and college education `nd even down to marriage status.
If you have an idea on who you want to vote for within this year's election why not express it to the fullest from your shoes all the way to your ears.
Just image when was the last time you went to a presidential election and saw nobody wearing any type of attire that represented their views on the candidates? That is right NEVER!
The reason why these political fashion statements occur consistently is because people have a strong sense of respect in the candidates that they believe in. Why not promote something that is going to help change the future going forward? Your great grandparents promoted change for you to live within better conditions then what they had to live in, so why not do the same for the generation going forward?
Just like Barrack Obama always promotes "Change", we can only change what we are willing to believe needs to be altered for the better of American going into the future. It is up to us to get together as a whole and promote of what we believe in is the better option going forward. Just remember before you make any decisions to think if that decision that you are making is going to promote you and your family going into the future.

Fashion Marketing

The fashion industry is a prolific, burgeoning and multi-billion dollar industry. Every individual in society is a conscious or unconscious victim to fashion. Knowingly or unknowingly, everyone markets fashion through their own personal statement. Fashion marketing is an integral part of the fashion industry and an important tool to effectively communicate the largeness of the industry to its target audiences. The task of creating a seamless process of getting runway apparel to various fashion retailers, distributor and stores; that in turn will ensure that it reaches the end consumer. Creating consumer awareness towards the brands in the minds of shoppers, making lucrative schemes to lure the fashion aficionados into the stores is in totality what fashion marketing is encompassed of.
Fashion plays an all encompassing and integral part in adding to and enhancing the vanity quotient in an individual. On the whole fashion lends its charm and adds splendor, magnificence and color in society. Thanks to the propagation of fashion, various and diverse cultural groups are able to express themselves without the fear of being ridiculed. Fashion trends and styles are changing and evolving every day just as is society and culture. All the fashionistas and fashion conscious individuals who can afford to keep up with the changes have a great time. Fashion is cyclical in its nature and like a full circle trends and styles are repeated year after year albeit with its fair share of changes and tweaks.
The role of fashion is to enhance, embellish and adorn an individual. Apart from performing its necessary role of providing clothing to the physical form of an individual, it also helps to bring to the forefront their unique individuality. Fashion has no language or barrier but in fact it helps to integrate people of various cultures, ethnicities and races by bringing to the forefront their ideals, values and views. Apart from which it underlines the state of mind as well as the overall consciousness of individuals and groups.
Media has played an ever emerging and evolving role in the promotion and propagation of fashion. The latest trends, styles and designs, whether it is to do with apparel, footwear, beauty, technology, jewelry and art are all given equal exposure in print and electronic media for the discerning audiences. Media and journalism are tools which grab the attention of the end consumer and lure them towards buying the products. Apart from which, through print and electronic media, consumer and interested audiences get the latest information on their fingertips through advertising, public relation activities and exercises as well as journalism.
Fashion marketers are always willing to impart more and relevant information to the consumers and find newer ways to execute their knowledge. Fashion marketing performs a dual task by not only being an informer to the consumers on the latest information but by always utilizing that knowledge to create a noise and buzz in order to promote and eventually sell the product. Advertisements, advertorials, plugs and gimmicks are devised by fashion marketers to ensure visibility and sales of the product.

Geodes in Fashion

Geodes debuted in the world of fashion in early Spring of 2011. Since then, their popularity among celebrities and designers alike has grown. These chunky accessories have remained hot topics for 2012 and remain relevant in forecasts of accessory trends for the near future.
Many of us have seen a piece of geode jewelry, but perhaps we are unfamiliar with the term. A geode is basically a hollow rock filled with crystals, commonly associated with desert regions. If you've ever visited one of our dryer states, chances are that you've encountered a geode in a local souvenir shop. Geodes have been used in various pagan rituals, however, are more commonly used to decorate fish tanks or as paperweights. Now, the hollowed rocks have been sliced and cut to create beautiful and unique rings, pendants, bracelets, and necklaces of all sorts.
Quite a few retailers offer their geode creations to the world for purchase. Brooks Brothers presents a stunningly simple design for $78. A turquoise piece of microcrystal sits prettily surrounded in gold, while an additional tear drop of gold adds charm to the design. Guess offers matching rings, earrings, and a necklace. All have a similar design featuring "Guess" written in black on a gray nodule. Gems sit encrusted in gold in the very center of the geode, giving a little bit of sparkle to each piece. The necklace alone is priced at $125. Oscar de la Renta also offers a rich, jewel-toned necklace priced at $825. The necklace, set in gold, features gentle ruffle detailing that borders each nodule piece. Tiny gems have been strategically set at the border of each geode to add a little sparkle to the look.
Other designs include embellishments of gems, pearls, flowers, and sometimes rhinestone encrusted characters. seems to host a wide selection of handmade geode jewelry and for the bargain shopper, geode pieces set in sterling silver can be purchased off of eBay for as little as $7.99.
How to Wear...
Geode pieces give an "earthy" feel to an outfit that oozes class and luxury. We have seen these accessories paired with evening gowns on the red carpet as well as with jeans and a tee to give a little spice to an otherwise ordinary ensemble.
Choose colors that are natural if opting for an imitation piece. Turquoises, pinks, purples, blues, and earth tones are some of the hues that nature created. If unsure, Google or Bing it!
Chunky pieces should be treated as statement pieces. These bulky and eye catching items should be worn with an outfit that is solid in color. Many designers pair geodes with like colors to give a monochromatic feel to the ensemble while others have gone with contrast. Nevertheless, a chunky piece of geode should be the focus of your outfit.
Smaller pieces can be worn with patterned shirts and tees to accentuate your style. These pieces feel a little less formal and can be layered with other metallic accessories. Monica Gellar - I mean Courtney Cox - does an excellent job sporting a printed tank with a simple geode hanging on a long gold necklace.
Remember, one geode at a time!! Don't "over-do" the geode look. A good rule of thumb is to stick to one piece at a time. If wearing chunky geode earrings, steer clear of wearing a necklace of geode as well. If you must, make sure that one of the pieces is the attention grabber. Wearing two statement pieces will be heavy, both physically and visually.

Colored Contacts As A Fashion Statement

Colored contacts are an ever more frequent sight, and their usage ranges from a simple color change to bold and vibrant patterns. With so many hundreds of designs to choose from, it's not hard to identify just why these lenses are becoming so common, but I am going to write about just one of their many applications, their use as a fashion statement.
Many choose colored contacts with normal or rare eye colors in order to subtly change their look, but for some this just isn't enough. There are also those who wear contacts to imitate characters in films and anime, who may have supernaturally colored eyes, but this is just too unoriginal for those same people. It is easy to understand why. In these times it is becoming the norm to wear loud and provocative clothing. In order to stand out from such a crowd, you need a bit more than just unusual clothing. This is were crazy colored contacts step in.
There are a ridiculous amount of designs out there in so many colors that you'll be amazed. Plus, it's not just those with good eyesight who can enjoy this freedom of choice. There are plenty of prescription lenses available too. With these you can truly differentiate yourself and make a real statement, about who you are and your attitude towards life. They can have just the same effect as dying your hair, or wearing different types of clothing.
Of course it's not just the wild designs that can aid in making such a statement. It may be that you wish for yours to be a subtle and understated statement, or that you just want to state your love f or a film character, as I wrote above. It really doesn't matter. The important thing to realize is that colored contacts are an excellent means to this end.
The definition of a statement is 'A definite or clear expression of something', normally expressed through speech and writing, but in this case it clear to see why you can do the same with just colored contact lenses. You can choose a truly personal design and make it your own, by incorporating it within your look, thereby clearly expressing yourself to the world. You can then face the world securely in the knowledge that no one will question that you know exactly who you are and who you want to be.
As one of the best online stores for colored contacts you will find Coloured Contacts Hut has probably the widest selection of colored contact lenses and probably the biggest choice of cheap colored contacts. So it is probably the best place to start when you want to buy colored contacts online.

How to Shop for Festival Fashion

Festival fashion originally emerged as clothing that we wear at music festivals and concerts, but it can be easily incorporated into our wardrobe for holidays and travelling. Festival fashion is worn by many celebrities and favored for its comfort, style and uniqueness. There are a few statement pieces in festival fashion which are an absolute must.
Denim shorts: An absolute must and one of the most sought after pieces of clothing. They are perfect for summertime, for travelling, picnics and others.
The Wellington boots: Also known as rain boots, these boots can often be seen on rainy days. They are comfortable, waterproof and super trendy.
The Play suit: Play suits with tribal prints, animal prints and floral patterns remain a big fashion trend. They are perfect for holiday at the seaside and for travelling too.
Hats and Scarves: Fedoras, big sun hats, as well as bandanas and scarves are great accessories for festivals and concerts. When you feel like your attire is ready, but you are just lacking something to finish the look, put on a hat.
Maxi dresses: Another trend which women all over the world love - the maxi dress is definitely here to stay. Accentuating the woman's body's advantages, the maxi dress may be just what you need to feel extra trendy.
The Sun dress: Women's favourite, the sun dress grabs everyone's attention. It speaks volumes of its wearer: feminine, fun and trendy.
Gladiator sandals: Despite that their boom was a few years ago, gladiator sandals are still very popular and the perfect shoes for festival fashion. Revealing the feet, yet adding comfort and style, these sandals can't be beaten by any other.
Festival dressing is no simple art. Here are some ready to go ideas:
A lovely maxi dress, made of a breathable fabric can make any woman look beautiful. Combine with a leather belt is another hit in festival fashion. An unusual cut-out sun dress in a trendy print (paisley patterns) or a festival denim shorts with a leather trim. Another idea is hand mage flower headband instead of hat. Together with vintage denim shorts or skirt and white or printed V-neck top. You'll look simply adorable!
The most important rule of all is to feel cosy and chic. Don't forget, the clothes are important for the festival, but the most important thing is your good mood. So, no matter whatever you

Fashion Tights For Dancing

It's important that while dancing you need to be able to feel comfortable, not to get too hot and also be able to have a lot of movement. Fashion tights can provide all of these!
This article aims to explain why fashion tights are the perfect garment to be worn for dancing purposes, no matter what style of dancing!
The fashion Hosiery industry has taken off and grown hugely over the past few years and has become a key accessory wanted and shopped by all. Fashion tights frequently appear on the big fashion catwalks, so why not add a gorgeous pair of tights to your costume on the dance floor! Throughout history, tights have often been worn for both dance rehearsals and recitals as they help legs to appear more toned and in shape than they sometimes are.. As well as professional dancing, fashion tights can also be worn for training, for dancing competitions in environments such as the gym. As these tights can be lightweight - (depending on the denier), they can often be much better to train in than regular tracksuit bottoms.
There is a variety of deniers of tights dancers can choose from to make sure your feel comfortable. The best way to find the perfect tights for you is to experiment with different styles and brands to find out which makes you feel and look at your best! Some may prefer the thicker pair whereas others may just prefer a much thinner denier to keep as cool as possible. As well as choosing between different deniers you also have a wide variety of choice on designs and patterns too. Patterned fashion tights always look great against plain garments as they do not allow clashing of prints. Textured tights are also hot at the moment. There are many examples including fish nets and laces to name a few - but once again don't clash textures with patterns (this could be a fashion disaster on the dance floor!) Also lace or fish nets are probably the coolest to wear because they are very airy with their cut out sections. However a 10 or 15 denier pair of tights could also be as cool. (But wearing a thinner pair means you will have to be extra careful putting them on and also not to rip them while dancing!)
However being a dancer you need to be careful not to wear a pair of tights with too many embellishments. This is because embellishments can get caught to perhaps dance partners or other things ripping them and ruining them.
A great way to make your fashion tights individual and unique is to create the slash effect in them, often seen on celebrities. This can easily be done by simply making a tear in the tights and ripping it into a slash. For a distinctive look, a coloured pair of tights can then be worn underneath the slashed footless tights so that the colour shines through to create an illusion.

Fashion Tights for Festivals

Weather is always the main issue with festivals - will it rain or not? Tights are the best piece of clothing to take to a festival for so many different reasons. This is because whether it rains or not, tights are both comfortable and stylish. Also, tights being a product that naturally dry quickly, it means that your fashion tights will be ready to wear almost the whole weekend. However, even if it doesn't rain you could still to wear a 10 or 15 denier pair and still not be too hot, comfortable, and able to party all weekend.
Fashion tights can look fantastic under cute summer dresses that are just a bit too cold for the festival or even teamed with the festival favourite of the staple denim shorts.
Another benefit of wearing fashion tights at a festival is that if they rip in the conditions you will be even more on trend. Ripped tights are becoming a key trend for the season being seen on the high street in various retailers. Tights that are ripped can provide both a grunge look but with undertones of glamorousness. However if this is not for you, if they do become damaged because of the conditions, you can easily whip them off and carry on partying. Fashion tights are available to buy at great value prices. With such good prices, it is a great idea to take a few pairs of tights to festivals rather than ruining a few pairs of your favourite tights. Once the festival is finished and it is time to go home, tights are can be easily machine washed and you can then continue to wear them on a day to day basis.
Fashion tights that have mock suspender detailing are the perfect tights for a festival to create an individual look and help create the illusion that the legs are longer than they seem. Fashion tights for festivals offer a great alternative to everyday black opaque tights. Teamed with your favourite wellies and a cute festival dress, they are a key accessory that can be worn over and over again.
This summer, Katy Perry was seen sporty some ripped fashion tights at a festival in America and many other celebrities were seen sporty fashion tights at festival up and down the country including Jessie J at Wireless Festival in July and Gemma Cairney at Hackney weekend in June.
The key to wearing tights is all about confidence, legs of all shapes and sizes can look fantastic in tights. They enhance the natural womanly shape of legs and can bring glamour to the muddy surroundings of whichever festival you may be at.
Just because a pair of tights may have a low price tag does not mean they encompass any less luxury than that of the luxury priced tights

Thursday, November 8, 2012


Vogue UK

Great gold jewelry at the Isabel Marant + Balenciaga S/S 2013 shows.
I used to hate yellow gold growing up, but can't get enough of it now. Obsessed!
Until these goodies are available, get the look with this necklace + this ring.


Vogue Paris

Love these curls paired with the wine lips. Perfect for fall!

This month
Paul Mitchell has something fun planned with their Curls campaign! On November 15th they will be projecting all the 'curls confession' pictures that are being submitted on Facebook, Twitter + Instagram at some really cool locations throughout NYC and LA.

To be a part of this, make sure to head over to their
Facebook page + upload a picture of your own 'curls confession' or share your confession on Twitter + Instagram with the hashtag #curlsconfession by 11:59EST on November 14th.

The projections will start in NYC and LA on November 15th. Check the Paul Mitchell
Facebook page to find out where the projections will be shown so you can stop by the locations to see your pictures + have a chance to win some goodies! If you can’t be there to see it in person, the projections will be streamed live on Facebook, starting at 6pm EST in NYC + at 6pm PST for the event in LA.

For more info + a chance to win the entire set of Curls products, check out the Paul Mitchell
Facebook page. Can't wait to see all your pictures!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

From the Archives: Halloween Costume Ideas from Vogue

With Halloween fast approaching, we decided to take a closer look at the whole idea of dressing up—and how better to do that than flipping through some of our favorite, fantastical fashion portfolios shot exclusively for Vogue magazine over the years? From Kirsten Dunst as Marie Antoinette to Karolina Kurkova as Marilyn Manson to Natalia Vodianova dressing up as Alice from Alice in Wonderland, we hope you find a little inspiration in these images—just don’t fall too far down the rabbit hole...

Featuring covers, advertisements, articles, photographs, and illustrations in their original context, the Vogue Archive offers a glimpse of Vogue’s unparalleled record of fashion, social, and cultural ideas.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Hair Accessories Fall Winter 2011-2013. Headbands and other.

Hair Accessories Fall Winter 2011-2013. Headbands and other.

One of the easiest ways to change your style this season Fall Winter 2012-2013 is using hair accessories, such as headbands and others. Beautiful delicate and romantic headbands were represented in Dolce & Gabbana, Rodarte and Oscar de la Renta fashion collections.

Hair accessories can be absolutely various. A chic headband could make any casual look refined and special. The secret is to put the headband on smoothly hair.