Dec 30, 2008

How To Wear Trench Coats This Spring

Why Trench Coats Are a Hit This Spring ?

Forget about wearing the trench coats only when you have to face the strokes of windy storms. Now trench coats are completely free from such stereotypes and they are no longer taboo when the sky is completely clear. That is why, fashionable women are wearing them even during spring.

So this spring dare not to think about anything else but wearing trench coats. However, once you have planned to do so, there is only one thing you have to be careful about and that is the true spirit of spring.

While you can wear some traditional colors all round the year, you are supposed to choose fashion apparel during spring which are bold, bright, unconventional and trendy in color. Furthermore, not only colors, you have to choose some right and matching accessories and footwear to make a dashing combination.

Your Combinations :

This spring you are free to experiment with your trench coats. If you can't resist the temptation of wearing a skirt then you can choose a cropped or short trench coat. Choose a black skirt and pair it with an olive trench coat. Put on a pair of gladiators with sunglasses on your eyes. Now just roll out on the roads and see what happens.

The other most suitable thing with a trench coat could be a wide-legged pant. A pair of black or brown pant with a lime-green trench coat, especially a belted one, could create a magic this spring. Wear them with white boots and always carry a big handbag dark brownish in color.

Wearing a trench coat with a pair of jeans is not a bad idea either. If you prefer to look trendy and stylish, buy a belted metallic trench coat and pair it with a pair of faded womens jeans. Wear a pair of red slouch boots. Get a hairstyle of fringe cut along with sunglasses. Finally, pick up a big shoulder bag.

More Footwear :

However, not only slouch boots and gladiators are exclusive to trench coats, you can even pair a trench coat with footwear such as sandals, pumps, platforms etc. Only you have to be careful enough about the right combination. Never wear a short trench coat with pumps or sandals.

Bold Colors :

While roaming around under the bright sunshine, you need to wear equally bright and trendy colors. It doubles up the chances of getting noticed and admired. Choose a lime or peach or pink trench coat. You can also experiment with burgundy or purple trench coats. However, such coats should be worn with black trousers only.

Dec 25, 2008

Welcome 2009 : Top Five New Year Party Dresses

Choosing new year party dresses becomes a bit hectic, especially when you have just got rid of Christmas celebrations. Why does it happen? It happens because you still haven't come out of hangover left by hot Christmas fashion apparel.

As you were declared as one of the best dressed around Christmas parties, you are still confused how to carry on the same legacy. After all, you don't want the compliments showered upon you only few days ago fade away so soon and easily.

So you have to be careful while choosing a new year party dress. It has to be the best. It has to be striking. It has to be a trend setter. It has to be working like a preservative of your Christmas party triumphs. Look at the following options :

Statement Coat : Mostly it is for outdoor new year parties because the fun under the open sky should not be allowed to take a toll of your health. A statement coat will be more than enough to make you bold and beautiful. Choose a trendy color such as pink, olive, purple or other bright colors. Pair it with it a neck sweater and woolen trousers.

Satin Gowns : Such gowns made of satin will give you an instant recognition in a new year party. As the season is usually cold outside, you need to buy a full-length gown. Some completely trendy fabrics of satin have emerged , so try to buy a satin gown of metallic hue. Some best colors can be blue, red, pink etc. Get it decorated with sequins and beads.

Retro Flapper Dress : Once hailed as the trademark of a fashionable status symbol during 20's and 30's, the flapper dresses are back. They have become exclusive dresses for new year evening party. Such dresses in olive, purple and peach will help you stand out in the party. Blue and black too work for bringing classicism to your dress sense. However, a retro version of ruffled flapper dress is most suitable for new year dance session.

Spaghetti Strap Dress : A dress like this is most suitable for those who carry some extra pounds on their body or those who are a bit chubby. Though you may have your own choice of fabric, according to my believe the metallic ones are the best spaghetti strap dresses.

Red Strapless Full-length Gown : If the new year party happens to be at the home of your friends, then nothing is more appropriate than such a dress. To make this casual party more interesting add some fashion jewelry to your gown such as necklace etc. Pair it with black high heels.

Dec 22, 2008

Makeup Manual : How to Apply Mascara

When it comes to give a finishing touch to your makeup session, all the road lead to a careful application of mascara, one of eye makeup products, on your eyelashes. Almost all fashionable women believe that applying mascara is not an easy task. Of course, enhancing the appearance of the most beautiful body parts can't come without any effort.

Here are some guidelines telling you how to do it how get ready for it -

Do It At Eleventh Hour : As you hail it as the most important part of your makeup, you should do it at last. Doing so will help you to choose the most suitable color and a matching length or width for the eyelashes.

Choose The Size : It up to you to a give definite shape to your eyelashes. A formula having to thicken the eyelashes is completely different from the formula with the ability to make the eyelashes look longer.

Water, Water Everywhere : Occasionally, it happens that you end up facing rain or sometimes you deliberately jump in to the swimming pool with mascara. If you want to save your mascara from fading away, you can think about applying waterproof eye mascara.

Modern or Conventional : Like any other thing , choosing the right color of your mascara is too important for your over all appearance. It also depends upon your personal likes and dislikes and the places you are supposed to be at after applying mascara.

For a formal occasion, it is best to use black and brown mascara. However, you can have a series of colorful mascaras, such as purple, aqua, blue etc., ultimately suitable for casual get-togethers.

Beyond Colors : If you want no colors then you can use clear mascara. It gives you desirable amount of thickness or length with proper shine.

Clean it Up : Before you actually start applying the mascara, clean the eyelashes carefully. It is not a big deal. Just give some splashes of water on your eyes.

Curl It Up : Make a round of an eyelash curler all through your eyelashes. Take special care of upper lashes.

Bottom to Top : Now move the eyelashes brush slowly from the roots to the tips of the eyelashes carefully. Sometimes the mascara tends to be sticky. Thus to keep the eyelashes separated from each other, it is advisable to give gentle strokes upwardly on your lashes.

Repeat : It is not possible to get the desired effect with a single coat. So repeat the process after the first coat goes completely dry.

Remove the Mess : Once the second coat is over, you may find some extra mascara on the eyelashes marring the effect. So using a tissue blot the eyelashes.

Final Separation : Once the blotting is over, separate all lashes from each other using an eyelash comb.

Women Trousers Fashion Trends 2009

Like any other season, winter too has its trademark style and fashion quotient. There is something very strange about winter. As all the women need to cover themselves from top to toes, there is no skin show.

Thus all the sweating in gyms in order to achieve a curvy waistline goes in vain. This brings a serious jolt to those women who always strive to maintain a unique fashion symbol. Therefore, choosing the right pair of trouser becomes the need of hour.

A right pant can explore the curve, give your butts a pleasant shape and force people to constantly admire your unique beauty. However, choosing a womens trouser this year can be an art. Just study carefully how you look like and also your height and your body type etc. Also read your likes and dislikes.

Tall with Long Legs : If you are comfortably tall and are a lucky owner of a pair of long legs, then nothing is more suitable than a pair of wide legged pants. Make sure that they fit perfectly on the hips without hanging loose and low.

The best color for such pants can be black and other darker shades. Choose woolen fabric for ultimate comfort in winter. Instead of pairing it with printed and floral tops, pair it with a white, pink or an olive top. Use heels or pumps. Both work.

Slightly Short and Pear shaped : If a woman possesses such a shape, a pair of wide legged pants can be worn by her. Though it is not highly recommended. A high waist wide legged pant paired with high heels may successfully change her into a taller woman. Try the same with a long womens jacket to get a slimming look.

Leather for Darers : If you want to look bold and beautiful, then nothing can beat these leather trousers or pants. They will be a hit not only in winters but the following spring too is well set to welcome them. So it won't be a bad idea to invest some amount in something which can last two seasons.

Be careful while donning such a pant. Ensure that only your pant is made of leather and all other things on your body must be made of other fabrics and materials. Use semi bright woolen tops.

Skin Tight Jeans : The year of 2009 will mark the full fledged return of skin tight jeans. For every woman who is slightly chubby, there comes a tight fit jeans to her rescue.

Naturally, they tend to give a slimming look to the wearer. Pair them with cashmere sweaters and matching boots and feel the magic. Even pairing with a designer belt along with a tucked-in bright shirt is not a bad idea at all.

Dec 15, 2008

Aspen Looks Beyond Skiing : Brings Fashion Week 2009

The first week of coming March will bring something unique to Aspen. The city famous for its skiing resorts will witness fashion models engaged in catwalks. Lisa Johnson, former Director of Marketing, Aspen Chamber Resort Association, is set to bring inaugural Aspen Fashion Week from the first to fifth of march in 2009.

However, the inaugural fashion week is not going to be a mega event. It will consist only of on-mountain parties, in-store presentations and after-hours parties. Hopefully, the second version slated to be held in 2010 will see a substantially upgraded sequel. Because that edition will see the use of white tents and runways reminiscent of New York Fashion Week.

Though organizing a fashion week in Aspen, a heaven for ski lovers, has raised many eyebrows, Lisa Johnson is pretty hopeful and predicts a healthy fashion business in the town. The former director termed the fashion show as "a perfect marriage of fashion and winter ski culture."

The theme of the fashion week, though not announced officially, seem to highlight this relation. According to Johnson, about 12 designers will come with self-designed fashion apparel reflecting the mountain culture. The models are expected to put on "winter resort wear, ski and snowboard apparel and fashion accessories representing the mountain lifestyle."

Johnson took almost one and a half year to materialize her dream. She describes her job as a director of marketing for Aspen Chamber Resort Association as the real inspiration to organize such a fashion week. According to a report, the job forced her to think of the next big event in town.

"I wondered why, with all the high-end retail, in a town that really is the king of ski resorts and winter culture, there wasn't something that specifically focused on fashion," Johnson says. "It's something that's in all of our lives, for locals and tourists, whether it's walking around town or looking good on the hill."

But this fashion week seems not to open its doors to everyone. "We're going to really focus on media in year one. Media, people in the fashion industry and just key people in the fashion world so that it can grow in the future,” Johnson reported. Surely, the common fashion lovers have to wait, at least upto the second show.

Dec 11, 2008

Christmas Fashion For Chubby Women : A Plus Size Guide

Contrary to the popular myth that she can't get dressed to kill, a chubby woman may still steal the limelight and can be heartthrobs of many only if she could manage a bit sensibly the way she dresses herself up.

However, the word “dressing up” must not be taken here in its widely and traditionally used context. For a chubby woman this word means much different from its literal meaning.

Especially, when she “dresses up”, it includes right from how to use cosmetics to how to get a genuine hair work done to learning how to choose the fashion jewelry rightly etc.

Following are the tips which will prove handy to a plus-size woman. So be ready to learn how and what to use them. Once it is over, you may not feel as a cursed one.

Tight Fit Innerwear: Charity begins at home, so start the amendment of your chubbiness right from here. Buying some skintight innerwear will provide your body a much needed streamlined base for garments you will don later on.

If planning to wear a pant, choose an innerwear which squeezes the maximum of you hips, waistline and the thighs. Wearing an ill-fit bra exposes those extra pounds. So choose a tighter one.

Be Moderate : As choosing skin fit innerwear has given you a much respectable shape, it may be spoiling not to select the Christmas party dresses judiciously.

You are supposed not to wear a pant which is too tight. It makes your doctored lower silhouette detectable. Even going for something too loose may make your hips look bigger. Refrain from wearing a low-cut pant. It allows the waistline fat to lurk out.

Striped Shirts and Tops : Though a recent research denounces it, I still feel that vertically striped shirt and tops make a chubby body look slimmer. Choose a moderately sized shirt with somewhat bigger collar. Make sure that the shoulders fit properly. Cover whole of your belly.

Simple Colors and Textures : Try to wear sober colors such as black, brown and purple and refrain from too much colorful. Choose the dresses made of simple textures. They absorb and hide chubbiness.

Mid-high Cut Long Skirts : Planning a skin show may be disastrous during Christmas. So refrain from short skirts. If you feel urge, then go for long skirts with mid-high cut. They cover the whole of the flabby waistline and thighs.

Refrain from Designer Belts : Wearing designer belts may bring others' attentions towards your flabby waistline. So wear a simple colored belt which matches the color tone of your pant. Refrain from anything contrasting in color. Use a belt of mid-width.

Jewelry : Use simply designed jewelry. Gold and silver jewelry are too conventional. Buy a necklace, a pair of earrings, finger rings made of platinum. Believe me the simple surface of a platinum necklace add much to make you look less chubbier.

The list is not full as many important things such as choosing hairstyle and footwear for a chubby women can be learned from my other postings. So to know more of Christmas fashion for chubby women kindly click on Hairstyles for Chubby Women and Footwear for Chubby Women.

Dec 9, 2008

Makeup Manual : The Art Of Applying Nail Polish

Your nails are the face of you fingers. Thus it is no wonder why its well-being becomes as much important as the real face placed above your neck. The way you wash your face and apply cosmetics,facial creams etc on your face, in the same way you are required to look after your nails as well applying some nail makeup products.

Moreover, talking about the health of nails apart, whenever we talk about nails, the images of applying nail polishes appear before us connotatively. As a matter of fact, applying nail polishes becomes synonymous with nails.

Moreover, they talk a lot about our personality. So it is too important to learn the art of applying nail polish in a right way otherwise those beautiful nail polishes will nail us in a wrong way.

Get Started : Deciding the purpose behind the polishing your nail will set the right tone. Think what is going to follow your nail polish session. If that turns to be a trip to see your relatives or friends then go for some vibrant colors. However, these should provide a perfect match to your fashion apparel you are supposed to put on. On the other hand, for domestic use any neutral color will do.

Remove the Older One : Any color lighter or deeper gets affected if applied directly on the older coatings. So clean the nails using a good nail polish remover before you start applying the latest choice. Here good means an acetone-free remover. It is not harmful.

Trim to Shape : Once cleaned look at the shape of the nails. If they look bigger than what you wanted then trim them until you get the desired ones. Give them the-outer-edge-of-the-half-moon shape using a nail file gently.

Run Down the Cuticles : Once you finish up the trimming and shaping up the fingernails, it is the time to clip the cuticles. Apply a moisturizer on them before you cut them off.

Final Cleaning : As you have worked a lot removing the nail paint and trimming, you might have ended up leaving some stains on the nails. They too may mar the effect of the new nail polish coatings. So to get the maximum benefit, rub a small peroxide-dipped cotton ball onto your nails.

Strong Base : Here starts the post-cleaning session. Before you apply the nail polish, give a coating of base to get the maximum shine. First apply the base on all the sides and the edges of fingernails using a single stroke. Then give the second stroke in the middle of the fingernails. You may repeat for a stronger base.

Paint Your Posture: It is not like painting any wall of your home. You have got to be immensely careful or you may end up messing everything. Place the hand which fingers you want to paint on an even surface such as a table with all the fingers separated from each other, . Then grip the paint brush gently with the other.

Paint the Nails : Now apply the first coating of the nail paint in the same way you had applied the base. Wait for 5-8 minutes to see it drying. Then go for the second and final coating. Make sure all the edges and the tips of all the nails are evenly colored. You may think to use quick driers also.

Dec 4, 2008

Retro Hairstyles for Men : Past Overpowers 2009

Call it going back to the roots or the old wine in a new bottle, the coming year of 2009 is set to bring hairstyles for men, once donned years ago. Men are ready to wear beautiful, masculine and sophisticated retro hairstyles of 40's, 50's and so on.

However, it doesn't mean that whatever hairstyle you are going to wear is going to expose your fascination for older days. No! Not at all. There are many new things waiting for you too.

Check out the following lines to see what is going to rule in 2009!

Crew Cut :
Undoubtedly, it was one of the most fascinating hairstyle for men last year. Thanks to its masculine nature. Just let your hair grow to an inch or so. Then get it tapered from all the sides but the top. You will rule. After all it is a matter of your masculinity.

Brush Cut : Most suitable for teenagers. Once you wear this type of hair style, there is nothing to stop you from stealing the limelight. Get your hair shortened first, then tell your hairdresser that you want nothing but bristles of your toothbrush on the top.

Curly : It, once famous during 60's-70's, is going to be seen on the maximum of heads. One of the easiest to adopt with the help of electric hair styler . Suitable for those who have thick strands with remarkable density. Donning this style with partially cropped hairs is easier as it needs little care. However, hairs not cropped too can be given this style. Just keep combing!

Business Cut : Hey! Office goers! If you love to look like a true professionals then it is for you. It too has got its root in older days. Keep your hair slightly smaller than what you call mid-length hair. Then comb it parting in sections with one bigger than the other.

Quiffs : Another one straight from 50's. If you love to grow long hairs then keep it confined to the front only. This is required for quiffs. However, its charm is not going to be lost even by an ounce if you wear this style with short hairs. Comb it backwards.

The Styles Expected to Rule Most :

The Casual Long : Most of the the times you love to be free, whether you are hanging out with your friends or just surfing through the monstrous sea waves. Then the long hairstyle will be the best match for you this year. It enhances your trademark carefree attitude.

The Messy Medium Length : More casual. More relaxed. If you love to mess up everything, literally, then catch this hairstyle. Get your long hair trimmed on the sides while in the middle give it semi-long length. After all you need to mess them up. Most wonderful hairstyle of 2009.

The Completely Latest :

Fringe : So what if it is one of the most typical hairstyles for women? Don't you use many things made for women only, such as cosmetics? Get slightly trimmed on the sides and let the hair from the top fall forward to cover the maximum of you forehead.

Dec 3, 2008

Applying Mens Cosmetics : Do's And Don'ts

For a woman, it is easy to know the basic nuances of how to apply cosmetics, as she watches her mother doing it all through her childhood. Thus she comes to know all the ethics and their pros and cons, much before she actually realizes what it is.

But for a man, who is guided, against the traditions, by his inner urge to look “beautiful”, the application of cosmetics becomes a messy process. Naturally, he was not trained to do so in his childhood. Thus he must learn to do it the right way.

No Foundations With Facial Hair : It is okay if you love to use foundations to hide spots, scars and pimples on your face. But behold! You need to have a clean shave before you apply foundations. It helps you stop it making visible on your facial hair.

Concealers Go Well : Because you have beards, it doesn't mean that you have no right to hide the blemishes and spots on your face. You can think of applying concealers. Concealers and facial hair go well with each other.

Concealers Should be Lighter : There is a problem with concealers. They tend to reveal their identity if happen to be darker than the skin tone. So always use something which is slightly lighter in color than your skin tone.

Say No to Oily Foundation : An oily foundation is most suitable for a woman. But for a man, the water solution is the best buy. As this solution tends to be thin, it does not get clotted on the skin. Thus leaving no clue that you are wearing makeup.

No Glittering Moisturizer : Sellers in the name of mens moisturizers, may turn up giving you something made for women. They make your face look oily and shining. So ask for a genuine products which matches you skin tone. Remember it must match you skin tone.

When to Say No To Foundation Again : If you need to attend a press conference or you want to steal the limelight at a party, then there is no way the need to apply foundations. These are the places where you have to face cameramen. Thus with every click, you face will shine more than the camera flashes. Thus avoid foundation and apply powder which matches your skin tone.

Dark Eyeliners are Dreading : It is okay to apply light eyeliners as they give a definite look to your eyelashes. But there is no rational behind applying too deep ones. They make you look womanish. So no way you are allowed to compromise with your masculinity.

No to Colored Mascara : If you love to give your lashes some length and make them look fuller, then use clear mascara only. The colored mascara become noticeable after hours and make a mess on the face.

Dec 2, 2008

MakeUp Manual : Tips to Applying Lipstick and Its Colors

Just like the beautiful apparel on your body, the lipsticks too play the role of being wonderful and passionate dresses wrapped around your lips. No wonder why each and every word uttered by you seems to be not only sweet but wonderfully colorful too.

Undoubtedly, these lipsticks are too much important to someone's personality, then it can be blasphemous to use them without proper care and guidance. Following is an attempt to make you believe that choosing the right lipstick and applying in a proper way is no less than an art.

Knowing Your Type to Determine the Color:

The coming year will see completely different trends in choosing of lip colors. We have to choose lip colors which resonate with our facial skin type. Thus it is advisable to figure out our lips' shapes and sizes, our skin tone etc. before choosing the right pick.

Thick and Large Lips : If you have a pair of such lips then deep shades of violet, golden, purple, bronze, gray, brown etc are the best options for you.

Thin and Sharp Lips : For such types of lips, just do the opposite. Buy the lighter versions of the above given colors. However, there are some more colors such as; olive, berry etc you can think of.

Olive Face Skin : If the skin tone of your face is olive then use the shades like gray, brown, warm peach.

Reddish Face Skin : In case your facial skin tone happens to be reddish, then use any shade of brown or terracotta.

Applying Lip Liners :

It is something not needed by everyone. Basically, used by those who don't have a clear-cut boundary between the lips outline and its adjoining skin. If you have to go through such situation, it is better to choose out a lip liner which matches your skin tone and the color of your lipstick.

It should be no way different from the lipstick otherwise the visible outline will be embarrassing to you. While applying the lip liner, start outlining from the center of the lips to their edges.

Applying Lipsticks :

Once you are over with the lip liners, it is time to apply the lipsticks. However, you may apply lip liners to the whole of you lips. It works as a base for the lipsticks.

Apply as far as possible the even amount of lipstick on both the lips, using a brush. Once it is over, press both the lips against each other for few moments. It helps to fill the fine gaps left while applying lipstick.

As applying once only doesn't give the desired touch, you need to repeat the process. So before applying it again, use a tissue to blot the lips. Now reapply using the brush again.

After the second application, use again the tissue to blot your lips. Then it is the time to give it the finishing touch. Now instead of using brush, use the lipstick directly on the lips. Now do another blotting of your lips.

Make it Last Longer :

It is always frustrating to see the lipstick fading away only after few hours., making a complete mess of cosmetics on your lips and making it look deserted.

So in order to see it last for whole of the day, you can think of applying lipstick sealant beneath the lipstick. It is too simple. Just apply a bit of sealant on your lips then using a tissue get your lips blotted. Once it is over, apply the color.

The other idea may be of using powder on your lips before the application of lipsticks. Many recommend mixing up the lipstick with the powder. It really lasts longer.

Dec 1, 2008

Mens Cosmetics : Solutions To End Facial Woes

Only a few years ago, a statement like “cosmetics for men” would have generated numerous weird responses and expressions. Such a thing would have brought many creases, not only on the forehead of the women but even on those of the men.

However, the things today are not as astonishing as the cosmetics-are-taboo-for-men days. The growing population of meterosexuals has made us to think that gone are the days when cosmetics and men shared a hostile relation.

However, the men's rising affinity with cosmetics needs to be handled carefully as most of the men are clueless about what to use for the desired “look”. Here are some tips which can make a man look “beautiful”. Surely, men are the new women.

Protecting Face : To reduce big pores, irritating blemishes, unwanted redness on the face, a man has got the answer in the products like foundations. Such cosmetics, containing SPF, provide a perfect cover to a male face helping to reduce complications which make face unattractive. The deadly elements of sunlight are kept at bay by these foundations.

Removing Shine : Due to the oily nature of face, many times it starts giving intolerable shine. At maximum instances, it becomes embarrassing. Thus search for powder made especially for men in the cosmetics shops. They are the successful tools to give a man's face a perfect look. To see the maximum effect one should give one's face a powder coating, using a brush, after applying the foundation.

Decorating Cheeks : A man, after coming from office, looks high and dry. Thanks to the stress at the office. No wonder, the stress takes its toll keeping the glow off the cheeks. Thus to get rid of this deserted look and colorlessness , the use of blushes is advisable.

Loving Lips : The chill windy blows make the lips rough and dry. It may be objectionable to your girl. You have every reason to make it smoother and silky. So venture out to the market to buy a pack of lipsticks..oops! Sorry, lip balms. They make your lips shiny and colorful.

Covering Scars : It becomes immensely important to hide the scars and some other spots which are damaging to good looks. In this situation, concealers come to the rescue. They work just as the foundations do but are not meant to be applied on the whole face. Rather, one should apply to the scars only.

Maintaining Eyebrows : Apart from looking after the face, the proper care of eyebrows too is immensely necessary. The well-groomed eyebrows give the face a majestic touch and look. Thus eyebrow pencils should be used. Does it look too womanish ?

Hope this solution based write-up may help you a lot. Very soon, I will come back with some tips telling how to apply these cosmetics exactly.