Monday, 19 December 2011

What to Consider When Choosing Your Prom Dress

When the time comes for a girl to go to her prom, she is very likely to be really excited.  One of the most important things to think about is the dress she is going to choose.  There is a lot of thought and planning that goes into a prom night and for every girl, choosing the right dress is vital.  There is nothing worse than turning up to your prom to discover that someone else has the same dress as you, especially if they look better in it than you do.  :( 

That is why there are a number of things to think about when it comes to prom dresses. UK prom goers have plenty of choice but the following are some things to consider before choosing that all important dress:

·         The style of dress is going to be hugely important to you.  You want to make sure that you look great and that your dress will be talked about for the right reasons.  While you will want to look grown up, it is very important to make sure that you don’t go over the top because the last thing you will want is to look older than you are.
·         It is very important to choose a dress that will be comfortable for you.  This dress is something that you will be wearing all night so you do not want to be constantly fiddling with it.
·         Finding a dress that is original is a big deal.  A lot of people will choose a fabulous dress and will then customise it so that it will not look like anyone else’s dress.  Have a good look around and try to find a hidden gem.

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Top Eyewear Trends for Men and Women Last Summer & Next Summer 2012

Top Eyewear Trends for Men and Women Next Summer 2012

If you consider your glasses as much of a fashion accessory as they are a necessity, you’ll be excited to hear about next summer’s trends in eyewear. Many styles for both men and women offer a new twist on eyewear fashions from decades past, but there are also many unusual new designs that stretch the beauty of eyewear forward into bold new territory. No matter what your style, you’ll be sure to find new eyewear for next summer's top designers to accentuate your favorite fashions.

Summer Trends for Women

Retro Prep

If you love to be on the cutting edge of fashion but still want to look professional for work, you’ll love the eyewear options in this category. You’ll find many clean, classic styles that take their influence from the 1950s and 1960s, including softer versions of cats-eye frames. To complement every complexion and hair color, these styles are offered in a wide range of colors, from creamy pastels to dark-tinted two tones.

Seraphin by OGI Eyewear; Style: Marquette)

Disco Diva

If you love the music and fashion of the 1970s, you’re going to love the glasses available next summer. The top designers are offering large, squared oval frames in bright colors, including a pair from Ed Hardy with a psychedelic butterfly motif. If you’re looking for some groovy summer sunglasses, these frames will look best with rose or amber colored tints.

Ed Hardy by Revolution Eyewear; Sytle: EH0720)

Urban Edge

If retro is really not your thing and you’re craving something new and bold, you won’t feel left out. You’ll find many mixed media styles of frames in bold colors and strong lines. Several new styles with unusual textures or cut outs on the arms will get you noticed. Sunglasses in this category feature dark tints or mirrored lenses.

Eileen West Black Label by Tandy Brands Accessories, Inc.; Style: Cut Outs)

Summer 2012 Trends for Men

Modern Heritage

Geeks will get a chance to look sexy this summer, thanks to this year’s eyewear trends. Round frames give a nod to bygone eras, but will be offered in bold, solid colors. You’ll also find thinner frames with only color on the top half that create a unique retro look. Sunglasses in this category feature solid dark tinted lenses in hues of amber and black.

Geek Eyewear by LBI (Lehrer Brillen-Perfection Werks); Style: Geek201)

Street Pop

This category features this summer’s most forward-thinking styles. Shields and frames that wrap all the way around the lenses are common components, and will be available in either metal or plastic frames. Rectangular lenses with curved corners make a bold statement. The top designers are offering sunglasses in a wide variety of tints, including many blue tones.

Wiley X by Wiley X Eyewear; Style: Zak)

Globe Trotter

If you prefer a distinguished, well-travelled look, check out this summer’s line of internationally influenced eyewear. These designs are inspired by nature, incorporating wood textures and earth tones, but in sleek, lightweight frames that simply exude elegance. Sunglasses predominantly feature gradient lenses in brown or dark grey tints.

été by Optylux Group, Inc.; Style: Mollans)

Sara Roberts writes for Just Eyewear, a discount eyeglasses and prescription sunglasses online retailer.

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Casual Winter Dresses 2011 - Fashion Styling Video Courtesy of Kodi Boutique (Brooke Kodi) src:5MinFashion | DailyMotiion

A fabulous video by Brooke Codi | Kodi Boutique found in search results for: casual style for winter 2011. I have to say Kodi - "You're looking damn fine girl!"
View video for casual 2011 winter fashion styling tips - Layer up or Maxi out!

Dress Your Man Up "Casual Style" for Winter 2011

When it comes to observing fashion trends it seems as though most men these days are somewhat lacking in coordination, a natural sense of style - or sometimes perhaps just a lack of effort. (Stereotyping) British men in particular seem to struggle when positioned against their groomed mother's boy European counterparts, who tend to make style and elegance look effortless - whether suited and booted or when sporting a more casual look. Here are some men’s fashion trends for winter 2011 to get your man up to speed.

Quilted Jackets
Men’s quilted jackets are back in a major way and are THE must have item for style conscious casual men in winter 2011. The classic British brand Barbour has a superb selection of stylish jackets in their range – with the “Chelsea” and “Akenside” jackets particularly popular. Lavenham also have a good collection too. However, if you are looking for style on a budget, our high street favourite Primark have some nice men’s quilts in a range of colours at bargain prices.

Plaid / Check Shirts
Get the look of the all American hard working cowboy with a stylish checked shirt. Some great pieces are available to buy this season from leading designer jeans brand Nudie that are stylish - but also nice and thick to provide some extra winter warmth when you need it. However, again these shirts are widely available across the high street and also online through these UK clothing websites if you don’t have cash to throw around.

Chinos / Chords
Are you fed up of the site of your man in the same old blue jeans? Why not convince him to branch out a little with some stylish men’s chinos or chords. Popular colours include sandy brown, red wine and rusty red. Danish brand Humor has been a big hit with regard to men’s chinos – but the drop crotch and carrot leg of their popular Santiago pant is not for everyone. Good old Top Man has a massive selection of chinos and chords at competitive prices.

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Oooo Look! The New Peguin Clothing Collection! Very Handsome!

Penguin Clothing are an iconic sportswear brand. For over 50 years they have been at the centre of the sporting and golf fashion industry.

Alongside Penguin clothing's classic range of shirts, polo shirts, jumpers and golfwear this season sees new, cutting edge fashion. Zip tops and hoodys that look just as great in the bar after a game of golf as out on the course. They're the kind of menswear designs that are perfect for an action man or golf fanatic.

Of course, Penguin Clothing are renowned for their iconic leisurewear and that has been updated too. From plain coloured golf shirts to the new, trendier check patterned menswear t-shirts, every golfer is sure to find something to match their style in the new Penguin clothing collection.

Monday, 14 November 2011

Boot Cut, Flared or Skinny Jeans? GirlwithGlasses Suggests the Best Denim for Every Occassion

Shopping online for jeans can be difficult. What do all the different cuts of jeans mean? What are the distinctive features of brands such as Humor Jeans or Gio Goi?

Boot cut is the most popular jeans cut. As the name suggests, it is ideal for wearing over boots. The jeans taper out from just above the knee.
Flared jeans are similar to the boot cut. The bell at the bottom of the jeans is usually wider and the flare often begins below the knee. This is a very flamboyant style that comes into and goes out of fashion.
Skinny jeans hug the body very tightly. Few of us are lucky enough to look good in skinny jeans. Fortunately they are often out of fashion.

Jeans come in a wide variety of colours but are all made from the same material - denim. As well as the standard look, there are different finishes on denim jeans.
Stonewashed jeans are faded by washing them with stones. This gives the jeans a worn look.
Distressed jeans are often sandblasted or stonewashed and sometimes even have holes cut in them to make them look very old.
Shrink-to-fit jeans are untreated. To fit them, it is necessary for the wearer to wear the jeans when wet. Then they will shrink to fit the individual perfectly.

Friday, 11 November 2011

Guide For Men: Choose the Correct Reading Glasses

There are so many different styles of best spectacles online can be difficult. There are several things you should look for when choosing mens reading glasses.

Most reading glasses come in two frame different styles. Full and half lens. If you do a lot of work where you need to look near and far then half lens is the best choice for you.

Prescription reading glasses can be bought online in various prescription strengths. These are indicated by the number after the glasses. For example reading glasses 1.50 The larger the number, the stronger the glasses. It is recommended that you visit an optician to have your eyes checked to obtain a prescription for your reading glasses. You can then shop online and choose the frame and style you want.

If you shop for reading glasses online then you will find many different fashionable styles and looks. Of course this is personal preference. Most prescription reading glasses are available in popular colours and fashions for men and women.

Girlwithglasses Says "Accessorize Your Look with Stacking Rings"

How many of you have thought of using stacking rings to accessorize your look? When women think of accessories they usually think of glasses, belts, bags, necklaces, earrings and other jewellery. Often hands are neglected. However it is important to complete your look - your hands are often one of the first things people notice about you.

As well as a good manicure, rings can really help make your hands look beautiful. Of course there are lots of different types of rings and one of the newest fashion trends is stacking rings. Stacking rings are extremely versatile as they are often interchangeable. This means you can mix and match to complement your look. From bold, colourful, chunky plastic that really makes a statement to intricate designer jewellery pieces fashioned from gold and gemstones, stacking rings can match your style on any occassion.

Best of all, if you know your ring size then there is a huge range of stacking rings online that you can buy.

The Girlwithglasses' Informative History Of Clarks Shoes

Clarks shoes are a very well-known brand of shoes in Europe, the UK, the US and Japan. They are also a popular shoe in Jamaica after being made famous by the dancehall artist Vybz Kartel.

Two Quaker brothers, Cyrus and James Clark began a business in Somerset in 1825. At first they made sheepskin rugs and slippers before starting to manufacture the iconic Clarks shoes. They built a village in Somerset to supply the shoe factories with workers. As Clark were Quakers there were no pubs. In 1993 shoe production moved to India, Brazil and China. Shoe design is still done in the UK but the original factory site is now a retail area known as Clarks Village.

Clarks shoes are extremely well-known for their children's shoes. Their iconic Playdeck sandal - a shoe for women, children and men - was first introduced in the 1950s. Despite falling out of fashion in the early 1990s it was reintroduced in 2010 in the Clarks Original range and has become very popular.

Since their small beginnings, Clarks shoes have become a hugely successful global brand, selling shoes in most countries in the world.

Friday, 28 October 2011

Standout Clothing

Standout clothing is designed for those individuals who really want to stand out from the crowd and who also want what they wear to say something about them as people. A lot of standout clothing is aimed at people who refuse to be stereotyped and who are also anti-sexist and anti-racist. If you treat other people the way you would like to be treated and by and large you live life by your own rules, then standout clothing was made with you in mind. Standout clothing is aimed at people who want to celebrate their own uniqueness and that the same time celebrates the difference that is all around them. The person who wears standout clothing is the type of person who takes a stand against racism and sexism and sees themselves as a trail blazer. If you want to stand out from the crowd and refuse to accept the notion of crowd mentality, then you will love standout designs. The Standout Company primarily make vintage fit screen printed shirts for men and women.

The other type of standout clothing that you will see advertised is the type of clothing that is designed to make children visible to drivers on dark afternoons. Jackets, waistcoats and arm band reflectors are designed to keep your child safe on the way home from school. The Day-Glo and reflective clothing means that even on the darkest early evenings motorists can see your child crossing the road.

Silver Wedding Rings Going Platinum since C19th, innit?

While gold and silver have been around almost since history began, platinum is a more recent discovery. Platinum is regarded as an even more precious metal than gold or silver and an increasing number of couples now prefer platinum wedding rings to gold. In the late nineteenth century platinum became very popular for the European nobility and well off upper classes. The royals were so obsessed with platinum that it was used as decoration in many of the great European palaces. The first person to create modern platinum jewellery was Cartier at the start of the twentieth century. Platinum wedding rings, however, did not become popular until the mid nineteen twenties.

The world’s largest deposit of platinum is near Johannesburg in South Africa and was discovered by Hans Merensky, a geologist from Germany. After the discovery of so much platinum, a growing number of couples chose to have platinum wedding rings. Platinum is not as readily available as gold or silver and this has led to the metal becoming associated with the rich and famous. Jewellers tend to favour the metal to gold because they think that it shows off great diamonds to perfection. It wasn’t too long before platinum became the most desirable metal for setting jewels as well as for wedding rings. Some people want the look of platinum but it is beyond their budget, which is why there are now more white gold wedding rings available.

COLOURED CONTACT LENSES | Mad Eyes Just in Time For Halloween

An increasing number of people who wear glasses have now changed them for contact lenses. A contact lens is almost invisible as it simply fits over the eye’s cornea to correct whatever problem the wearer has with their vision. Nowadays it is possible to get coloured contact lenses and some of these are not meant to correct a sight problem. Lenses come in a variety of colours so if you simply want to change your look or fool someone into thinking you are a different person, coloured lenses are the way to do it. If you really need to wear contact lenses to correct your vision then you need to be sure that you have the right prescription.

You can now get coloured contact lenses from most opticians and the majority of them are made of a thin plastic. Some contact lenses are glass but they can be uncomfortable. One of the problems with contact lenses, whether or not they are coloured, is that it’s all too easy to drop one when you are trying to put them in or take them out. If you need to wear contact lenses on a regular basis then you will also need the special cleaning fluid that keeps them clear of dust and dirt. There is no doubt that wearing coloured contact lenses can really change the look of a person.

Have They Really Got Cartier Watches for Sale?

Most people wear a watch so that they are aware of the time throughout the day, but an increasing number of people regard a watch as a fashion statement. If you’ve got a lot of money to spend and aren’t too worried what you spend it on, then a designer watch might be the top of your list. There can’t be many women who wouldn’t appreciate a Cartier watch but for the vast majority of us, Cartier remains a dream. If you are strolling through your local market or hunting through gift shops abroad, what would you think if you saw Cartier watches for sale? If you weren’t aware that knock offs and designer copies are big business then you might want to consider that first. Cartier watches are generally reserved for the rich, so a Cartier watches for sale sign, could very easily mean that the watches were fakes. (Certainly no the case at ~ An e-commerce watch store trusted by the masses.)

There’s no denying that while we might know the name, the only place where most of us are likely to see a Cartier watch for sale, is in the window of a very expensive jewellery store. The old adage that if you think something is too good to be true then it probably is, still holds. There are plenty of people selling copies of designer goods these days, the honest ones will tell you it’s a copy or fake. The problem is that there are people out there who want to sell their copies as though they were the real thing. If you see a Cartier watches for sale sign, best to walk away, because they are highly unlikely to be genuine.

Make Mish Mash Jeans - What's the Hype? (Your Favourite Mish Mash of Denim)

If you are like most women then you always feel comfortable in your favourite pair of jeans. It’s fair to say that when it comes to wearing denim not all jeans are equal, some are comfortable, some are fashionable, and often even your favourite pair isn’t both. If you haven’t yet found the perfect pair of jeans then you haven’t come across Mish Mash jeans.  If you like either dark or light wash denim jeans with a comfortable cut that are also well designed then it’s worth taking a look at what the Mish Mash brand has to offer. Most of us have been wearing jeans of one sort or another for a very long time, without ever getting exactly what we want.

Women like to look fashionable and stylish, and to do that you need something that is in a quality material, that fits well and that gives at least a nod to the latest style. Mish Mash jeans have become increasingly popular with many women, not least because of the cutting edge design. At the moment jeans that fit you snugly and that have a lot of stitch detail and eye catching pockets are extremely popular. If you want to be comfortable and bang on trend then Mish Mash jeans might be the answer. Whether you like a smart boot cut that fits nicely over your shoe or straight cut jeans that give you an even slimmer looking shape, you can’t go wrong with good old denim jeans.