Monthly Archives: May 2014

Get ready for going out dresses

Got somewhere great to go out to? Then we hope that you are going out to somewhere really fun, especially now as the days grow longer and warmer, it is truly a great time of year to be getting out and about and showing off your sexy curves in one of those fabulous going out dresses that you have seen on the catwalk!

When you have somewhere fantastic to go to, whether punting on the river, a five star gastro pub, a lazy day by the seaside or a garden party, you will want to look your very best.  In order to look great you don’t necessarily need to break your piggy bank open, just keep an eye on what current fashion trends are being set by the stars and celebrities and you will be able to come up with something fab that, though influenced perhaps by what others are wearing, is a look that can be all your own with a little attention to detail.

Going out in the day

If you are out and about in the day time be sure to look at going out dresses that will keep you cool in summer, warm in winter and middling in between the two seasons! If it is the summer-time then a lovely loose, flowy, dreamy dress may be best to keep you looking cool and hot at the same time.

Layers will tend to keep heat in so you should really try to avoid them on those hot sunny summer days although naturally they can be great during the colder days of winter. If you are buying dresses and clothing to go out in whilst away on holiday these factors could be of paramount importance, remember to dress according to the weather that you expect to find wherever you are going. As long as you dress appropriately you shouldn’t go too far wrong.

Celebrity parties and events

If you are attending a party at a famous event such as the boat race or an opening party where there may be many celebrities, VIPS and even Royals present then you not only need to look good but should think about dressing to suit the weather as well as the occasion. You should consider the fact that your dress needs to be both comfortable and practical enough to get you right through both the day and then, potentially after the great event, into the evening and maybe even late into the night too!

Going out in the evening

We have talked mainly about going out in the day but what about going out in the evening, after all, that’s what most of us aspire to do at the end of the day! You may have some lovely going out dresses already in your wardrobe but have you got every eventuality covered. Most girls will already have their favourite ‘little black dress’, hippy chick dress, maxi or mini dress but what about other styles, have you got a Bodycon dress to the wow them in for instance? If not then maybe it is time to start looking for one!

With the new summer season fast approaching it is always a good idea to review what you have and look to fill any gaps in your wardrobe, you don’t want to be caught short without the right dress if you get a last minute invite to a fabulous party do you? You wouldn’t dream of going on holiday without a nice little wardrobe so why would you not have one ready and available at your home?

Look at all of the styles that you have and think about what may be missing, in that way you will not simply be buying new going out dresses for the sake of it but will be buying fashionable clothing that will have you covered whatever crops up in your busy life!

Accessorise your look for maximum impact

There are millions of fantastic accessories that you can buy to go with your favourite outfits but don’t forget to check the usual things such as colour matches and clashes – it is amazing how many girls forget the basic rules of matching their items together to create a harmonious and desirable trendy look! The look that you choose to show off can easily be emphasised by careful use of the right hat, the prettiest shoes, designer label handbags, sparkly jewellery and so on.

Handy fashion hints and tips

If you go and look online on sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Myspace you will find many great hints and tips as to what you could where socially and where to wear it to.

One of our favourite online fashion resources is Traffic People, where you will find examples on their inspirational blog of all that is happening in fashion right now and how best to put it all together. The multitude of online fashion blogs should enable you to find some truly great fashion ideas and inspiration to suit your own personal tastes and desires.

Whenever you are looking online for those perfect going out dresses once you have made your mind up on your look, experiment with your different accessories to see what suits you and your style best!

Looking around online is just like window shopping but it is something that you can do 24 hours a day 365 days of the year and won’t wear your high heels out, what better way is there to shop?

Fashion Tips for Different Body Types

It is no secret that everybody (especially women) want to be fashionable. Веіng fаshіоnаblе mеаns sо muсh mоrе thаn fоllоwіng thе lаtеst trеnds аnd wеаrіng dеsіgnеr сlоthеs. Тhе mаіn роіnt оf bеіng fаshіоnаblе іs tо mаkе mоst оf whаt уоu hаvе. Dіffеrеnt bоdу tуреs hаvе dіffеrеnt аssеts аnd dіffеrеnt рrоblеm аrеаs. Неrе аrе а fеw fаshіоn tірs fоr thе rесtаnglе, thе аррlе, аnd thе hоurglаss bоdу tуреs.

Тhе Rесtаnglе-Ѕhареd Воdу Туре
Wоmеn wіth thіs tуре оf bоdу usuаllу hаvе slіm hірs, wаіsts, аnd shоuldеrs. Іn fасt, іn mоst саsеs thеsе thrее bоdу раrts hаvе rоughlу thе sаmе wіdths (hеnсе thе rесtаnglе shаре). Тhеу usuаllу lооk аthlеtіс, еsресіаllу іf thеу bеlоng tо thе slеndеr sіdе оf thе sсаlе.

Тhе аrms аnd thе lеgs аrе thеіr bеst fеаturеs. Тhеу аlsо dоn’t hаvе tо wоrrу аbоut hаvіng tо mіnіmіzе оthеr раrts оf thеіr bоdіеs. Ноwеvеr, уоu shоuld mаkе іt а роіnt tо trу аnd сrеаtе сurvеs whіlе shоwіng оff thоsе slіm ехtrеmіtіеs.

Іn оrdеr tо dо thіs, wоmеn wіth thе rесtаnglе-shареd bоdу shоuld trу wеаrіng lоng јасkеts аs thіs wіll mаkе уоu lооk lеаn. А gооd brа аnd dеtаіlеd tорs аlsо wоrk wеll аs thіs wіll еffесtіvеlу соmрlеmеnt уоur сhеst аrеа.

Тhе Аррlе-Ѕhареd Воdу Туре
Іf уоu hаvе thіs tуре оf bоdу, thеn іt іs mоrе thаn lіkеlу thаt уоu hаvе nаrrоw hірs аnd а hеаvу-sеt uрреr bоdу. Тhіs іs ехhіbіtеd bу уоur brоаd shоuldеrs, bасk, аnd rіbs. Ноwеvеr, уоur lеgs саn bе соnsіdеrеd tо bе уоur bоdу’s bеst аssеt. Іn оrdеr tо соuntеr-асt thіs іmbаlаnсе, уоu shоuld mаkе іt уоur gоаl tо trу tо mаkе уоur tоrsо sееm lоngеr whіlе mаkіng іt а роіnt tо shоw оff thоsе lеgs.

А оnе-соlоr lооk wоrks bеst. Yоu shоuld аlsо trу wеаrіng а tор wіth V-nесk аs thіs сrеаtеs thе іmрrеssіоn thаt уоu hаvе а lоngеr tоrsо. Drеssеs аlsо dо wеll іn tеrms оf hіdіng уоur tummу bulgе. Маkе surе thаt уоur brа рrоvіdеs suffісіеnt suрроrt аs уоu wіll mоst lіkеlу nееd іt.

Тhе Ноurglаss-Ѕhареd Воdу Туре
Тhіs Ноurglаss bоdу fеаturеs а smаll wаіst wіth hірs аnd shоuldеrs аt а sіmіlаr рrороrtіоn. Yоur сurvеs аrе реrhарs уоur bеst аssеt. Іt wоuld dо уоu wеll tо flаunt thеm, but уоu shоuld аlsо bе саrеful аbоut оvеrdоіng іt. Аftеr аll, аnуthіng іn ехсеss іs bаd.

Ѕtау аwау frоm bаggу сlоthіng аs thіs wіll оnlу hіdе уоur сurvеs. Іnstеаd, уоu shоuld trу wеаrіng wrар аnd fіttеd drеssеs аs thіs wіll shоw оff уоur fіgurе bеttеr. Ѕkіnnу јеаns аrе аlsо реrfесt fоr thіs рurроsе. Yоu wіll аlsо nееd tо fіnd а dесеnt brа thаt ассеntuаtеs уоur brеаsts. Веlts аrе аlsо а gооd іdеа fоr thіs bоdу tуре аs thіs wіll flаunt уоur bоdу shаре.

The Coolest Jeans are Made in Prison

There are loads of different types of jeans out there these days; unflattering skinny fit ones that get uncomfortable in hot weather, baggy jeans that reveal your underpants to the world and those irritatingly low crotch jeans that stretch out your belt hoops. If you’re looking to buy a really nice pair of jeans for your boyfriend or husband, which are the right side of vintage without looking old fashioned, then I think I have the solution.

gaolhouse denim

Over in the UK a new company called Gaolhouse denim (gaolhouse is the UK spelling of jailhouse – it’s pronounced the same way) have worked in collaboration with Her Majesty’s prison service to get inmates making a new kind of raw denim jean for men. Gaolhouse jeans have a tight looking fit around the ankles and calves but open up for more room around the crotch area so they don’t pinch. Best of all, they are made from raw denim, which means that after wearing them for a couple of months, the jeans will take on a unique shape that matches that of the wearer. The lines of wear will reflect the wearer’s body type and compliment it. They look kind of like the jeans cowboys would wear if they were British hipsters.

Manufactured entirely in the UK by prisoners, the jeans also provide a means for criminals to give something back to society and learn skills they can use outside when they are released. If you can get a pair, then you are lucky, because right now this is a small company. I really admire the way that they keep everything ethical, instead of relying on sweatshop labour to keep costs down. Most jeans manufacturers these days need translation services just to communicate with their workforce. If you buy Gaolhouse denim, you’re not just buying a really well made pair of sexy looking jeans, you’re contributing to a grassroots start-up with an ethical business model and I think that’s as cool as the cut of these jeans.

You can find out more or order a pair on their website:

Top Fashion Picks for 2014

Even though winter is already in full swing, many of us hadn’t had that much time to shop for winter clothes yet for a number of reasons. We all were busy in December buying Christmas gifts for our loved ones, but January means the end of season and finally a time to dedicate some effort to ourselves. With so many great sales both online and offline taking place in the month of January, it is no winder that so many of us are still scrambling around looking for something to wear. Even though I did a large chunk of my clothes shopping before Christmas, it never ceases to amaze me how many good deals can be actually found after New Year. I would like to offer you a short list of a few useful items that can come in handy during the last weeks of winter, especially since the weather forecasts predict that heavy snow and low temperatures are going to hit the UK very soon.

1.Quality socks. I am not talking about socks you can buy in Poundland. I am talking about something a lot better, something such as socks from Paul Smith or any other popular quality brand renowned in the UK.

2. Exceptional scarfs. Again, Paul Smith never fails to deliver. The brand has been on the UK scene for a very long time and it keeps delivering better and better items.

3. V-neck jumpers such as the jumpers from Hugo Boss for example. It seems that v-neck jumpers never go out of fashion. Both young as well as older men tend to love them.

4.Leather gloves (you will be looking in the direction of Hugo Boss again). What would be winter without quality leather gloves? Black is again trendy, and for a good reason.

5. Jeans hooded jumpers from Armani. As always, hooded jumpers are warm and trendy at the same time. Men of all ages love them for those cold winter months.

Kate Middleton’s Royal Tour 2014 and Her Wardrobe

The eyes of the whole world have been on Prince Charles, Kate Middleton and their 8 month old son George during their tour in Australia and New Zealand in April earlier this year. This was also a very special time for anyone living in the UK as the couple with their son was the headlines of many newspapers and TV programs for obvious reasons.

Nobody has any doubt that Kate’s wardrobe cost a pretty penny. Some even say that the amount she spent on her colourful wardrobe was as high as $65,000. In total, Kate was able to show off 22 looks in just 19 days, which means that she changed to another outfit more than once per day. Also, the majority of her outfits were brand new. Was it worth it? I guess everybody will have to judge for themselves.

Everybody knows that Kate loves to have her leather handbag always by her side. When you look at the picture from her tour, you will see that handbags are almost always there. Of course, her handbags and purses always match the rest of her outfits, which is understandable since when it comes to Kate everything is all about fashion.

I have to admit that I admire Kate’s style: her leather handbag, her original hat, all of her dresses… There was really a lot to see for every fashion enthusiast. I guess the royal tour will be remembered for a very long time.

What were some of the most notable and famous names that Kate turned to to design the outfits for her? I could mention names such as Jenny Packham or Alexander McQueen, the two names that every fashion lover in the UK or anywhere else in the world has heard about. Her bespoke black Jenny Packham cocktail dress might have cost $5,202, but Kate just looked so stunning in it that it is easy to forgive Kate the amount of tax payers money she had to spend on it. I just hope that she is going to keep putting it over and over again so that we can see more of it.

As a fashion enthusiast, I look forward to Kate’s next tour in the future. Her time in Australia and New Zealand showed what Kate is capable of in terms of her styling capabilities, and I am glad that the duchess is such a noble and elegant lady when it comes to being a fashion icon. With celebrities like Beyonce, Rihanna and Miley Cirus hardly being seen wearing enough clothes, the Duchess is quite a refreshing change and an inspiration for the younger ladies out there who want to show less skin and display more elegance and opulence. Fingers crossed to more fashionista’s taking style notes from her wardrobe! The way you dress is an instant indication of your character and a big influence in shaping up your personality, so being inspired by a relatable fashion icon is the right way to go.