Oct 31, 2008

Winter Wear For Women : Go For Wool Only

Not many fashionable ladies welcome the season of winter from the core of their hearts. This is what I believe. After all if you have a very beautiful body to show then how come you agree to get it covered and wrapped with heavy winter garments.

However, it might be a bit awkward to assume that the arrival of winter may force you to compromise a lot. More clearly, though it may not allow you to go for your instinctive “show off,” it may still leave a line of options which may, surely, allow you to look the sexiest of all.

So it is advisable to step into your wardrobe without losing a moment and have a look what you have stored already on the shelves. Hopefully, you might have many fashion apparel for winters which you have been using for last many years.

Interestingly, many of them, you will find, might have gone outdated and must be seeming worn out. This could be the double jeopardy for someone who has already decided not to welcome the winter season.

But panic not! Here are many ways to look wonderfully beautiful and attracting, only if you manage to choose the winter fashion apparel in a right way and then wear them with a right combination and color matches. Here are some tips to have the right pick :

Buy Wool Only : We know that winter at its peak turns deadly and unbearable chilly. Hence, people start wearing bunches of winter garments altogether. It makes the wearer look very heavy and bulky.

So to avoid this menace, buy winter garments made of wool only. Their natural warmth may reduce the number of dresses on you body. Cashmere too can be tried.

Choose Latest Patterns and Trends : As you are not at all ready to compromise with your looks, you ought to buy only the latest stuffs in the market. They will make you look exciting.

Floral prints are the latest rage for winter garments. You may choose some bright color skirts. Emerald green, scarlet green etc. are advisable.

Tops : The dark color tops make interesting combination with floral lowers. Look out for knitted tops.

Jacket Hunt : Definitely, the jackets along with the coats are one of the most important winter clothings. Though the jackets made of multiple layerings can be the best buy, you can opt for jackets having fur as their inner layers.

If you don't prefer fur coats or jackets, at least choose a stuff which has collar made of fur. It may feel soothing and resist air trespassing. The outer layer of your jacket or coat should be made of either leather or denim completely. However, a combination of both too can do well.

Pants and Skirts : While choosing a skirt, you may go for a flirty one with bright color and floral prints. It seems well-fit for winters. Buy a pant made of cashmere or wool to avoid layerings.

Leggings : If you have got a natural likeness for skirts instead of pants, then your skirts must be paired with leggings. Choose a warm legging of bright color. They look trendy.

Oct 29, 2008

Masako Oka : Helping to Coexist Environment and Fashion

When Masako Oka, a fashion graduate from Sugino Dress Maker Women’s College, arrived with her self- designed range of fashion apparels cashing on their eco-friendly nature, people around the fashion world got well confirmed that she was the next BIG THING on the fashion canvas.

With the basic aim to “ promote the coexistence of fashion and environment”, she designs dresses which are made of eco-friendly fabrics. These fabrics can be made of corn, bamboo, soybeans etc.

Probably, the inspiration to jump onto the green fashion trend was inherited from the geographical conditions of her birthplace Nagano. As a matter of fact, everybody knows the eye-catching natural beauty of Nagano.

Masako Oka, a Japanese fashion designer, is a complete institution in herself. More clearly, she is not only a fashion designer as she is related to Nagano Fashion College, as a principal, also. Even she is a widely acclaimed color analyst. This adds something more to an already fashionably vibrant career of Masako Oka.

So far, almost for last thirteen years or more, she has organized a number of fashion shows which aim to assimilate the environment consciousness and fashion together. Even she has participated in many such fashion shows. Hence, whatever materials she has used in the making of her fashion products are recyclable in their nature.

For example, to make her eco-fashion movement's emergence felt around the fashion world strongly, she organized certain fashion shows being called as “Co-existence of Environment and Fashion,” “Fashion for the Earth” etc. Needless to say, these were the first of their type in that part of the world.

In 2003, she introduced ECOMACO, a brand of her own promoting green and eco-friendly fashion. ECOMACO promises to provide products which are biodegradable and ensure the curbing of CO2. Moreover, she uses, most of the times, a type of specific thread made of fermented corn syrup.

Oct 20, 2008

Maternity Fashion II : Ensuring Comfortable Nine Months

As promised, we now return with some more tried and tested advice on how to style your dresses with panache, while you prepare to become an adorable mom.

Here it follows

First Three Months:

Though it is hardly any need to buy a new maternity pant for first 2.5-3.0 months, if still you have started feeling your pants a little tighter, then you can try some pant extenders. These pant extender easily add some extra inches to your pants.

Second Three Months:

For the next phase, that comes after the third month, buying exclusive maternity clothes becomes essential. The best buy is buying anything stretchable. Because in this phase you start feeling a change around your tummy almost daily.

The maternity chains can provide you a number of such jeans, pants and shirts. The pants or skirts come with stretchy panels.

The Last Crucial Three Months:

However, it becomes a bit tricky what to choose for the last three months. Because whatever you choose, may go to be a misfit. The stomach starts reaching to its maximum and your pant starts going to its lowest and the shirt seems to be nothing but an ill-designed top.

The result; a completely bare stomach! So prefer to buy a pair of sweat pants and don't forget to use a maternity support band. After all your fashion should go along with your safety.

Oct 14, 2008

Maternity Fashion I : Ensuring Comfortable Nine Months

It is pretty natural and normal, if a pregnant women starts gaining some extra pounds during that maternity phase. But it is embarrassingly abnormal to stick to same old clothes used earlier or buying shapeless loose fitting clothes

For help, the market has exclusive maternity apparel , in abundance, refraining you from compromising with your style quotient and fashionable looks.

Start Before it is Too Late:

So if you see your clothes going unfit and tighter as the baby grows within, go out to hit the right stands in any maternity fashion chain near by, before your fashion status goes out of way. Definitely, pregnancy is not a negation of fashion.

Though plenty of designs present, a would-be mother needs to choose her clothes very carefully keeping in view the comfort and ease of both; her and the soon-to-be-arrived.

After all, these maternity clothes are used by two persons, the mother and the unborn baby, simultaneously at the same time. At least literally, if not practically.

Start With Basics:

It is always better to start selecting a maternity dress keeping in mind the basics. The basic means its color and fabric texture. The classic black still remains the best choice, especially for maternity tops and gowns. It has special quality to hide the shapeless curves. However, pink, khaki and white too have crept in the modern days.

Apart from getting any black maternity top , if you get it made of jersey, the stretchable fabric, then be assured that you have the hit the right chord. It flexibility makes it fit around your slowly ballooning belly with ultimate ease.

These days, jeans designed for a pregnancy phase are a common rage. These are not the usual bigger-than-normal-size jeans but come with a sort stretchy panels. With these panels, the jeans not only fits around the growing stomach comfortably, but nicely covers the bare part below the navel too.

In this post we've examined the very basics. In the next, we'll discuss step-by-step, how to be elegant with your dresses, as you go through the different phases of becoming a beautiful mom. Stay tuned.

Oct 8, 2008

Hairstyles for Chubby Women : Exploring Do's and Don'ts

Every now and then, one can see many women exploring the fashion related writings to find a suitable hairstyle for them. And they tend to find the very desired hairstyles galore.

But what if the same hairstyle-hunt is done by some chubby women? Would these chubby women be lucky enough to find some suitable hairstyles?

Even if you take a number of pauses to count all the hairstyles for a chubby women, you may come to see that you have got very few clues.

However, by the time you happen to finish the following lines, you may have many such clues.

Say No To Short : Refrain from getting your hair shorter in length. Unlike long hair, the short hair makes chubby or round face look extra chubby.

Long Never Means “Too Long” : But “long” doesn't mean here to give it a below-shoulder length. Anything touching your shoulders or just above them will be enough to do a wonder.

Say No to Straight Hair Straightway : However, keeping long hair doesn't mean that you will keep it as straight as a stick. Better you give it a curly look. The “curly” type makes a fascinating match with a chubby shape.

Layers, If not Curly : But it could be a possibility that you might not be able to digest a “curly” one. So getting your hair layered can be the best solution. But it is always feasible to have the layers at the front only.

Pretty Pony : Even I have seen many chubby women going for ponytails. Though it is amazing to see whenever they use this particular hairstyle, they do not forget to prefer high ponytails.It looks nice with any type of fashion apparel.

Unique Updos : Apart from ponytails, if you love updos then it is one of the best options to frame your chubby face. But wait... There is something more you have to use with it. The updos should not pull whole of the hair bunch up on the head. It may make you look chubbier. So make sure some curly strands are falling down only to cover you cheeks. This will make you look slimmer.

Use Hairspray : It is ironical that many times chubby women, a sheer contrast, may develop thin hair. Then it becomes tough to retain the layers for long time, so it is advisable to use hairspray, one of the mostly used hair care products. The sprays holds it carefully.

Excellent Extensions : Further, the thin hair is probably the most unwanted thing for a chubby face. Why? They expose the chubbiness even more. So to defy this thinness, you may try to make your hair look a bit “chubby”. Strange it sounds! Try hair extensions. Remember please, the fuller your hair, the slimmer your looks!

Bobcut Too Buries Chubbiness : Most people think that getting a bobcut done on hair is always adventurous for a chubby women, so do I. While sporting a bobcut, you successfully end hiding your chubby looks on the face. It is great to see the tips of your hair covering whole of your face and touching your chins.

Oct 6, 2008

Jute Fashion Industry Overview: Past, Present and Future

The rising global campaigns to ensure a pollution free world has forced the environmentalists to launch a number of innovative ways to implement. Even the world of fashion doesn't seem to be untouched from this make-everything-eco-friendly wave.

Thus many steps have been taken to give this fashion world a much needed “green” face. This revolution has given an unseen pace to the use of fashion apparel made of natural fibers. That is why the production of jute, commonly known as the “Golden Fiber”, apart from organic cotton, is the latest fashion buzzword.

The most acclaimed and important step to motivate the production and use of jute has been taken by UN General Assembly. Wonderfully, the Assembly has declared the coming year(2009) as the International Year of Natural Fibers.

Many world jute bodies concerned with the use and development of jute are supposed to take the responsibility of speeding up this initiative by organizing numerous programs worldwide. Some of them are: The International Commodity Body(ICB) for Jute, The International Jute Study Group(IJSG) etc.

Despite being the second cheapest textile fiber after cotton, it has been one of the most neglected fashion fiber. The reasons could be many such as; the utter disinterest shown by the officials as well as the common consumers of fashion products etc.


The basic problem lies in the lack of technological advancements in the installation of better spinning machineries and scarcity of fund to initiate further research. As a matter of utter disgust, no innovation in the machinery has been noticed after 1950's. The last such thing happened years ago when twisted “roving” was replaced by silver spinning. Moreover, many machines installed during 1930-40 are still being used in many parts of South Asian countries.


Since 90's, however, the jute industry has seen a bit of development as various world bodies related to the upliftment of jute fashion has started providing monetary, technological and research based help. The biggest beneficiaries are the South Asian countries. One of such examples is the financial help provided to many jute growing countries under a UNDP project. Most of the money is spent to buy more equipped jute-spinning machines.


The potential market trends related to jute fashion is quite bright. Thanks to the growing concern of people about the welfare of the eco-system. In coming decade, the production of jute-specific fashion products is estimated to be doubled-up. Most importantly, the key to the development of this industry lies in the modernization of the machinery as consumers are waiting for jute-products like never before.

Important Steps for the Better Promotion of Jute Fashion

Since it is an economical fiber which can be recycled too, it can take a centrestage if the promotion of jute fashion is taken carefully.

  • As the jute has got, naturally, a rough surface so it may not be the number one choice for apparel. But the use of machinery and processes which makes jute smoother can be a better option to make it suitable for fashion.

  • Though jute has got a natural golden tinge, it must be developed and processed in a way which can explore all the most popular colors worldwide too. This will make it more fashion-friendly fiber and colorfully vibrant.

  • Mostly it is used by men. The use of jute by women is confined to the handbags only, most of the time. It has to be more women-friendly to end the men's monopoly.

Oct 1, 2008

How to Buy a Wedding Ring ?

Wedding rings, termed by Homer Simpson as “the world's smallest handcuffs” , undoubtedly, are the most prominent symbol of the union of two souls. There is hardly any stuff related to a marriage, even wedding gowns are no exceptions, which has got as much importance as the wedding rings have got.

This perception, regarding wedding rings, cuts across almost all countries and cultures round the globe. Though only a small piece of fashion jewelry, its relevance takes a centrestage when the shopping of wedding related stuffs comes on the way.

So being careful while buying a wedding ring is quite important as a little bit of consideration and planning ends up giving us the best wedding ring available in the market. Definitely, this will double up the joy of marriage.

Plan a Month Ago:- Like anything else, it too needs a lot of planning before you buy a wedding ring. Don't go out to the stores just two days ahead of marriage. You may come back with something absurd as nothing extraordinary has been done in haste.

Don't Beat the Diamond Trumpet:- There are many things beyond diamond. Decide which stuff or metal you want your wedding rings to be made of. Though any thing made of diamond can top the priority list, platinum, gold or white gold too can be tried. However, if you had an engagement ring made of diamond, then better you go for anything else but a diamond. It makes your jewelry box more colorful.

Choose Simple One:- The wedding ring must match the simplicity of wedding gowns. So choose something which is simple in design and style. The best benefit in doing so is that you manage to save a handsome amount of money without compromising its elegance. So you will be saved from getting sucked too much out of your pocket.

Go Online:- Merely few hits on the websites of the famous jewelry shops, around your town, may give you a fair idea of the price-range of wedding rings these days. Further, you may get some visual description of certain rings of your choice, This may lead you straight to the right stuff without making you to hover around useless stuffs.

Look Out for Offers:- There are many shops which invite customers with a range of offers. They may offer you to engrave your names on the rings free of cost. They may also give some other exciting offers like sunglasses etc.

Shop Together:- Unlike engagement rings, the buying of wedding rings don't carry a sense of mystery for couples. As you are already engaged, so there is no question of self-imposed privacy. It is better if you go together to buy the ring. The discussions while buying will make you to return with the best buy based on your mutual understanding.

For Adventure Try Titanium:- If you always want to be unique so try the adventurous wedding rings made of titanium. These rings are a complete package of durability, style and elegance. Further, they prove stronger than many other metals such as; silver etc. Moreover, the titanium rings are only rings which suit all skin type and don't come too costly.

Go For a More Traditional Look:- Though you get attracted to many designer and decorated wedding rings in the store, you should prefer to buy ring which looks more traditional one. Their classic looks are ageless and don't seem to go out of fashion. It is a reality that the designer rings look more beautiful when placed under artificial light in artificial conditions, This is exactly what happens in jewelry shops.