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Apparel consumers are subscribing to a new way of shopping and apparel subscription services like Stitch Fix, Trunk Club and Amazon’s Prime Wardrobe are examples of the new shopping channel in the evolving $217.6 billion US apparel market, says a recent report. Subscription services are an up-and-coming opportunity, particularly in the fashion industry.

The apparel market’s evolution is evidenced by the fact that both Amazon and the apparel subscription service, Stitch Fix, were among the top 10 retailers last year in terms of online apparel wallet share, according to the NPD Group’s online receipt mining service, Checkout TrackingSM E-commerce.

In a recent survey, consumers told NPD about their interactions with and awareness of subscription box services. While only 15 per cent of consumers have ordered subscription boxes, another 14 per cent have not yet ordered them but plan to, and 35 per cent do not even know what these services are.

The subscription method of shopping for apparel is still in its infancy, but its consumer reach is expanding. Stitch Fix, Trunk Club, and Le Tote subscription membership grew to nearly 5 per cent of online shoppers, and their average annual spend per purchase increased 5 per cent to $170, according to NPD’s Checkout Tracking E-commerce information. The Stitch Fix subscriber gave one-third of their online apparel wallet to Stitch Fix. Trunk Club subscribers gave 40 per cent of their online apparel wallet to Trunk Club.

“We have entered a new world of retail where the traditional leaders are faced with unconventional channel competition, and subscription services are the newest player,” said Marshal Cohen, chief industry analyst, The NPD Group, Inc. “Consumers are more critical about the purchases they make today and no longer purchase just for the sake of purchasing. The personalised approach of subscription services complements the shift toward more prioritised spending.”

“There is a great deal of room to grow within the subscription model, and the competitive field will continue to expand as online retailers develop subscription services and options for auto-replenishment of fashion basics,” added Cohen. “This kind of innovation, delivering personalisation and convenience, will continue to change the face of retail for fashion.”Read more at:white formal dresses

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نوشته شده توسط Women Fashion tips در پنجشنبه 12 مرداد 1396

Lotusland, the garden-filled Montecito estate that belonged to the eccentric, six-time-married opera singer Madame Ganna Walska, has held fascination with the fashion crowd for years, serving as a backdrop for a Tory Burch ad campaign, inspiring Bottega Veneta designer Tomas Maier and more.

And on Saturday, the estate played host to a fashionable crowd including Zoe Saldana, Camille Belle, Aimee Song and Chriselle Lim, Nacho and Delfina Figueras for the annual "Lotusland Celebrates" Avant Garden gala fundraiser sponsored by fashion house Valentino.

Valentino designer Pierpaolo Piccioli wasn't able to make the trek to Santa Barbara for the event, but he was there in spirit, with gorgeous gowns from his Fall 2017 collection set amid gardens full of cacti, lemon trees, lily pads and more.

Saldana was invited by the event's honorary co-chair, Jennifer Smith Hale, C magazine founder and editorial director, who featured the actress on the cover of her summer issue. "We had such a beautiful day here, I brought the kids," said the Guardians of the Galaxy star of roaming the grounds during the shoot.

Saldana appreciates Lotusland, in part because she doesn't have much of a green thumb herself, at least she hasn't recently. "When I lived in the Dominican Republic, I lived next door to an amazing gardener; I was 12 and she was probably 58, she was kind of like my best friend for a year when my mom was living in New York, trying to work and make money," she said. "During that year, she helped me grow a rose bush for my mom so she would have one when she returned."

Saldana was in the news last week when she announced the launch of a new online start-up BeSe to create programming targeting millennial and Gen Z audiences, focused on empowering Latinos. The goal is "to encourage media to evolve the way the U.S. population has evolved," she said, noting that "the Latino population is the fastest-growing population."

Wearing a cheerful, multicolor embroidered Fall 2017 Valentino gown, Saldana took time out to praise her stylist, Petra Flannery, who was close at hand at the event, sitting near the star at dinner under the stars.

"She knows how to push her clients to try different things but to never lose your voice in the outfit you’re wearing," she said, even as she struggled a bit to get the words out. "I have been hoarse this entire year. I have three kids and I am in two Sci-fi movies!"

For her part, Hale brought on Valentino as the event's first fashion sponsor. "I have been coming to her since I was a kid and it’s so magical … I brought the opportunity to Valentino because I thought their amazing clothes would look so gorgeous in these gardens."

The annual event drew 500 guests and was organized by the Lotusland Celebrates Committee, which supports the garden's operations all year long.Read more at:formal dresses canberra | plus size formal dresses

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نوشته شده توسط Women Fashion tips در سه شنبه 10 مرداد 1396

Shockwaves rippled through Paris last week when word came out that hyper-cool store Colette was set to close in December. More than just a multi-brand concept boutique, this has been the altar fashion insiders — especially during fashion week — must visit every time they visit the city. Buzz recalls all too well being caught in a Kendall Jenner mosh pit there in January. Good times.

And so when the announcement came that those days of seeking out the coolest, hippest and most exclusive items — Colette is renowned for collaborations — were soon to be over, the fashionverse was agog.

The store was launched by its namesake Colette Rousseaux in 1997 and, 20 years on, it has released a statement saying: “As all good things must come to an end … Colette should be closing its doors on December 20th of this year. Colette Rousseaux has reached the time when she would like to take her time, and Colette cannot exist without Colette.”

This despite the fact it is her daughter, Sarah Andelman, who is largely considered to run the show today.

Rumour has it one of the store’s final collaborators, Saint Laurent, will take over the site, with former Colette staff employed in the new boutique. #endofanera

Paris is having a moment with great fashion exhibitions. Buzz has already waxed way lyrical on Christian Dior: Couturier du Reve at Les Arts Decoratifs celebrating the house’s 70th anniversary.

Then, Buzz just managed to sneak in a viewing of Balenciaga: L’oeuvre au noir at the Musee Bourdelle before it closed, curated by Olivier Saillard of the Palais Galliera fashion museum. As the name suggests, it featured only works in black from the Spanish couturier, exploring his use of embellishment, lace, translucence and silhouette within those parameters, including design sketches and photographs. All this set amid Bourdelle’s extraordinary and often towering sculptures. Sublime.

Next up, Guy Bourdin: Les Femininities, in collaboration with and in situ within the house of Chloe. Frankly, Buzz is looking forward to it as much to have a look at Chloe’s new HQ as seeing the work of this provocative and groundbreaking photographer.

The next round of musical chairs has just been held in Paris: Bouchra Jarrar has leftLanvin after just two collections, and her replacement, Olivier Lapidus, was announced one week later. Jarrar’s imprint on the brand had barely become ingrained. According to Women’s Wear Daily, the plan is to make the historic house into something akin to a French Michael Kors — read: fashion behemoth. That notion rankles a little, especially since it is the oldest French couture house and it is still so aligned in the collective memory with previous designer Alber Elbaz, a designer of such elegance and languid femininity, who left suddenly almost two years ago. Elbaz is yet to take a seat when the music stops. His fans are still wishing he would set up his own house. Soon, s’il vous plait?

There are now not one but two major losses on the Paris spa front. Buzz had almost come to terms a few years ago with the closure of the Spa Anne Fontaine, a modern, minimalist haven designed by Andree Putman beneath the boutique of the designer turned filmmaker. Buzz still recalls with some wistfulness a massage with a masseur called Daniele, who even employed half coconuts that he had polished himself. True story. More recently, the closure of Les Bains du Marais, a chichi hammam in the third arrondissement that was a must-visit when first arriving on the long haul from Australia. A system clean-out in the eucalyptus steam room followed by a massage and a blow-dry had you walking out into the day feeling ready to face the sales crowds at Galeries Lafayette, and was one of the single best pieces of advice Buzz ever received (thank you, Eva Galambos).

And so, bereft of beloved places to unwind in the capital after a hectic week of haute couture shows, Buzz took up the kind offer by the Mandarin Oriental Spa to test drive its 50-minute signature Oriental Essence massage. The space is a scene of calm beneath the upmarket bustle of Rue Saint Honore, and the private cabins with their own mini steam room tiled in pink mosaics (note for the next renovation) and vanity are bigger than some Sydney apartments.

Buzz was summarily plied, kneaded, pulled, covered in warm wheat packs, and sent into a blissful reverie until a herbal tea and madeleine called. Just in time for les vacances.Read more at:vintage formal dresses | backless formal dresses

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نوشته شده توسط Women Fashion tips در چهارشنبه 28 تير 1396
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Kat Von D has put a twist on the packaging of her re-released Saint and Sinner scents.

Kat Von D wanted to create “a special piece of treasure” with her re-launched perfumes.

The TV personality and tattoo artist recently re-released her scents Saint and Sinner, a decade after unveiling them for the first time.

While she stressed the importance of keeping the fragrances exactly the same as to appeal to customers who are attached to them, Kat, 35, had fun putting a new spin on the packaging.

“I wanted to create a special piece of treasure this time around,” she told POPSUGAR Australia. “I wanted the bottle to feel good in your hands and look truly special on your vanity. So, the overall shape was inspired by the shape of a human heart, and the filigree cage the glass sits in was inspired by some of my favourite styles of architecture and framework from the Baroque era.”

Quizzed on how her mood dictates which perfume she wears, the raven-haired beauty joked she starts off her day as a Saint then “graduates” to a Sinner.

Although Kat is known for her bold, dark make-up, and even has cosmetics line Kat Von D Beauty under her belt, the star prefers a subdued look to wear alongside her scents.

“When I think of how I would do my own make-up if I was trying to achieve a sinner look, this might be surprising, but I would keep a really clean, sleek cat eye, just really sharp and dramatic, with a bold red lip,” she shared.

As for her Saint aesthetic, Kat described how a “smoky, diffused dark eye” with nude lips is her go-to make-up look.Read more at:unique formal dresses | cheap formal dresses

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نوشته شده توسط Women Fashion tips در دوشنبه 26 تير 1396

Monsoon is that time of the year when fashionistas want to get into lightweight garments made of inexpensive fabric yet look aesthetic. With clogged streets and intermittent rains, it becomes crucial not to get disheartened by the unpredictable weather conditions and wear the right kind of clothes.

Ideal outfits are those which make fashion-conscious people look appealing and also shield the wearer from incessant rain. Designers suggest playing with proportions and finish off your look with a light dewy make-up. Concurring with this observation is Delhi-based designer Divyam Mehta, whose latest Buttermilk Collection is an ode to idyllic monsoon. Here lightness of fabric is complimented by a mix and match of patterns, traditional prints are combined with polka dots and big floral motifs merge seamlessly with flowing, modern silhouettes.

Recommending appropriate wear, Divyam, alumnus of London College of Fashion, says: “I always suggest everyone to be comfortable in what they wear. Weather in India, especially in monsoon, creates a mess. If you are wearing loose clothes, you would be most comfortable. But choose fabrics wisely. Opt for natural and sweat absorbing clothes made of natural fabrics.”

To give a fashionable spin, the designer roots for matka silk as it is ideal wear when humans have to face nature’s fury. “We have come with outfits in this purest form of silk as it is apt for our weather. Wearer doesn’t feel bulky and also makes a fashion statement. Buy this natural and skin soothing fabric and get clothes stitched from your local tailor or designer. We also can get any colour from this; it can be dyed in indigo, pastels, soft pastel blue, tangerine orange, French rose colour. Moreover, matka has linen kind of look.” “Unlike other variants of silk, all about bling, this one is non shiny. As pure silk is difficult to access in market, head to Khadi Gram Udyog outlet in Connaught Place. Avoid Lajpat Nagar market where you might end up with counterfeit matka.”

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As women, especially young college going girls, want to look ravishing in rain, he suggests that women pair tunics, tops or layers with straight leg trousers. “Toned down version of palazzo, which are in, can be paired with loose tunics. Calf length tunics like dresses work wonders and are comfortable, practical clothing. Then go for lot of capes, crop tops with loose trousers. ”

Coats look fashionable in monsoon. “Men can wear summer jacket, no lining and feels like a shirt. Looks like a jacket, gives you a dress up look and makes you feel light.

We are doing a lot of capes like loose shrugs which you can wear with dhoti and pants,” says Divyam.

Shruti Sancheti, who has done pleating and details like ruching, draping and inserted eyelets and ribbets on outfits to make outfits for monsoon, says: “Popular fabrics during monsoon are regenerated fabrics which dry fast and are easy to maintain like rayon, viscose and even waterproof man-made fabrics like glass nylon, mesh PVC along with natural fibres like cotton silk and sturdy cotton to absorb moisture. Monsoon calls for fresh and cheerful colours like cherry, fresh red, blush, teal, pop colours and neutrals like grey, blue ans beige work very well because they are easy to maintain.

Metallic floral prints and jacquard prints are also becoming popular. Fuss-free easy silhouettes like A/line tunic dresses, knee length skirts and crops, capris, bomber jackets will be practical and stylish this season.”

Shruti created French coats, mesh jackets which protect wearer from rain says bomber jackets, layered garments also help wearer from getting bedraggled. So that wearer can take off one layer of the garment when weather changes colour.”

Reynu Taandon suggests: “Go classic with an all-white look, topped with a classic trench. On drizzling days, opt for loafers that won’t be ruined by a few drops of rain. With a skirt-and-blouse look, keep warm by adding a pair of tights to your outfit.

For work, slip into a pair of chunky heel booties that are both rain and office-friendly.”Read more at:yellow formal dresses | green formal dresses

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نوشته شده توسط Women Fashion tips در پنجشنبه 22 تير 1396

Merino wool has the ability to combine comfort and flexibility with casual elegance, which makes it well-placed to cater for the growing athleisure market. There has been an explosive growth in demand for sportswear and activewear, and wool as a technical fibre has an opportunity to meet increasingly demanding consumer needs for comfort and performance. The Woolmark Company’s latest edition of The Wool Lab includes an entire theme dedicated to athleisure, presenting the best commercially available fabrics and yarns that fuse fashion with function.

It is the combination of wool’s unique benefits – breathability, odour-resistance, softness and temperature control – that makes the fibre suited to cater to shifts in purchasing patterns and satisfy consumer needs. Wool can be interpreted in a lightweight jersey for next-to-skin apparel such as a polo shirt, or fashioned into a water-repellent jacket, explains The Woolmark Company’s Birgit Gahlen, who is instrumental in orchestrating The Wool Lab each season.

A tailored men’s suit can be unstructured with a hint a of Lycra for enhanced comfort and movability, and, as many fabrics can be washed domestically and less frequently than garments made from other fibres, caring for wool has never been easier. It is not only traditional sports brands such as Adidas, Aeance, Under Armour or AlphaTauri that incorporate wool into their collections, adds Gahlen – there is an increasing number of high-end fashion brands following suit.

Z Zegna’s recent Techmerino™ spring 18 collection is ideal for those on the go, PE Nation translates the latest fashion trends into luxe active and streetwear, and other traditional brands – such as Hugo Boss and Massimo Dutti – are seeing the need to introduce wool performancewear into their offering.

Emerging designers are also embracing this fashion-function mix. The past two International Woolmark Prize menswear winners – Public School and Cottweiler – highlight the technical aspects of wool in their winning collections.

Soon to be launched in retailers worldwide, Cottweiler’s collection comprises running caps, sheer merino wool base-layers, windproof mid-layers and quilted waterproof outerwear that uses recycled wool scraps for insulation. With so many brands fighting for prominence in this growing industry, fabric and yarn selection has never been so important. Brands – and their customers – need multifunctional apparel that can take them from the gym to the cafe with a trip to the grocery store in between. Consumers want to go from the bike to the boardroom in both comfort and style.

Spinners are creating performance 100 per cent wool yarns and making wool blends that use other performance fibres used in activewear, such as elastane or Cordura. We are also seeing the rise of wool wadding, increasing the selection of wool in the outerwear market, along with wool-upper sneakers being used for both function and fashion.Read more at:plus size formal dresses | marieaustralia

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نوشته شده توسط Women Fashion tips در شنبه 17 تير 1396
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For its now annual Paris charity dinner, amfAR held the third edition in the Petit Palais on Sunday night. Rick Owens, Michèle Lamy, Caroline Vreeland, Cindy Bruna, Ulyana Sergeenko and the cast of “Teen Wolf” were among those who stepped away from the whirlwind of couture to attend the event.

“You don’t know what your legacy will be because [it] will be every single life you touch,” amfAR chairman Kevin Frost said, loosely quoting Maya Angelou as he welcomed the evening’s performer, former first lady of France Carla Bruni.

Designer Gabriele “Bebe” Moratti, who bid hard and paid 20,000 euros to win a Terry O’Neill photograph of David Bowie during his Diamond Dogs promo, agreed. “In fashion, we have the possibility to reverse [unsustainable practices of the industry] if we start using the far-reaching message that we have. If we all use standards of a certain level, use the power of communication to spread the right messages, we can enact change,” he said.

On his upcoming Redemption collection, he revealed it was “going to be very old-school. The theme is Hollywood in its heyday, [a period where] celebrities and designers were interlinked, and you kind of knew a marriage of style was being created. Today, celebrities tend to go to the highest bidder.”

Ellen von Unwerth also had the younger generation in mind. The end of the week will see her in Arles, where she is to judge at the photography festival. Budding photographers wanting to catch her eye would be well advised to present “something quirky, something sexy,” she said, a subject mastered by the photographers whose work went under the hammer. Pictures by Gilles Bensimon (a print of Audrey Hepburn’s last fashion editorial and the conclusion to her lifelong friendship with Hubert de Givenchy,) Jean Pigozzi and Christopher Makos scooped up a total of 31,500 euros.

“I feel it’s my duty to teach the younger, inexperienced people to behave. [My method] is a combination of education, old-fashioned mentoring, and every once in a while, a good ass-kicking,” said Ian Bohen, who was in town with fellow “Teen Wolf” actors Tyler Hoechlin and Ryan Kelley — respectively Peter Hale, Derek Hale and Jordan Parrish to show fans — to promote the final 10 episodes of the series, set to air in the United States “around the end of August,” Hoechlin teased.

The actor, who also plays Superman in the CW’s “Supergirl,” waxed lyrical about being in Paris, while his companions looked on with amusement. Between Hoechlin and Bohen, both in Tommy Hilfiger, Kelley admitted he was wearing Zara, which he’d had to buy as he had not anticipated being invited to the event. “All I brought were bathing suits and tank tops,” he bemoaned, having anticipated he’d be touring Southern France and its seaside. “It’s still early, there’s still a chance we end up in the [garden’s] pond,” Bohen laughed.

Swimsuits were also in Vreeland’s future. Before heading back to film the second series of “Star,” she was planning to attend the upcoming Miami Swim Week to support Sameswim, the brand founded by her friend Shea Marie, in any way she could. “I pull my weight — I oil down the models during the shoots,” the actress said with a laugh.

Other guests at the event listening to Bruni’s covers of Depeche Mode’s “Enjoy the Silence” and the Rolling Stones’ “Miss You” included Anna Cleveland, Farida Khelfa and hairdresser John Nollet.

The evening netted under 400,000 euros. Before heading to an after party at the Plaza Athenée, hotly bid-for items included exclusive access to the world of couture and the runway shows of Sergeenko, Jean Paul Gaultier, Dior and Valentino, among other perks, next January, which went for 40,000 euros; a week on a 44-meter-long yacht for 10 guests for 110,000 euros, and an all-access pass to Cannes — which includes an invitation to the next amfAR gala — which went for 65,000 euros.Read more at:cheap formal dresses

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نوشته شده توسط Women Fashion tips در چهارشنبه 14 تير 1396

When Micha Goebig moved from Munich to Seattle, she packed four suitcases "containing mostly clothes and shoes". Her new apartment had a walk-in closet. "I was excited because it's so unusual in Germany," she says, "so of course I filled it. Then we moved to another place with an even bigger closet, and I filled that one, too. At a certain point I realised, 'I am collecting way too much stuff. A year without shopping might be in order.' "

Starting on January 1, Goebig lived under a self-imposed ban on shopping for all of 2016. Exempt were necessities like food ("I wasn't going to dumpster dive"), basic household supplies and toiletries (but not cosmetics). Her ban went beyond clothes, beauty products and accessories to include candles, flowers and books. Basically, all treats were off.

When Goebig's beloved Mason Pearson hairbrush broke, in accordance with her no-luxuries rule she replaced it with the most basic plastic brush she could find in the supermarket. "And you know what? I still have hair," she says. "Nothing happened."

Four months after she completed her challenge, Goebig still hadn't bought herself a fancy brush, although she "probably will, when I go to Europe". She's tamed her overconsumption habit.

How did she do it? Why did she do it? And what was it really like?

Goebig refers to her journey as "a slow move towards minimalism" – inspired by social-media duo The Minimalists, whose podcasts she recommends. These two Americans, Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus, first experienced "a lingering discontent" with consumerism in their early 30s. As they explain on their website, "We had achieved everything that was supposed to make us happy." But they weren't. "Working 70-80 hours a week just to buy more stuff didn't fill the void: it only brought more debt, stress, anxiety, fear, loneliness, guilt, overwhelm and depression."

Says Goebig, "I found it interesting. I wanted to downsize, too." The alarming expansion of her wardrobe made her feel uncomfortable, and she'd been surprised by just how virile American consumerism can be. "It's not that Germany doesn't have a consumer culture but that America is so much more that way."

While she worried about the impact on the environment of over-consumption, she admits she didn't know much about sustainability. "I know a bit more now. I'm trying to educate myself." Motivation came via the niggling feeling that there must be something more. She'd started to wonder if shopping might be taking up too much cultural, mental and social space in our lives. Was it crowding out more edifying things? Things that aren't for sale?

Being a creature of habit, Goebig decided it was all or nothing. "Giving up shopping for a month, or three months, didn't seem long enough. We can build habits quickly but it's harder to break them. A year guarantees it will be hard at times. Three months? Not necessarily. And you can pretty much do anything for four weeks, even not eat chocolate."

Denial wasn't an entirely alien concept to Goebig. She and a friend once gave up alcohol for a year, and blogged about it. "That gave us a certain accountability," she says, pointing out that it's harder to fib to your friends – or yourself – if you go public.

This time, she shared daily posts on Instagram, which helped her tap into the conscious-consumerism community. "Social media definitely helped," she says, adding that the comments and support buoyed her when her enthusiasm threatened to flag. "Also, there's only so much you can find out on your own if you don't want to dedicate half your time to research. Blogs and Facebook groups are great because people share links."

Goebig joined a "buy nothing" Facebook group. Goebig's group connected her with like-minded folk, provided a way for her to pass on unwanted stuff, and gave her access to items she needed without buying them.

It's quite political," she says. "It's all about the sharing economy. You have a hyper-local exchange, not only for goods but services, too. In family-friendly areas you see a lot of children's stuff, books, kitchenware. And sometimes gifts of self, where someone offers their services – childcare, for example – for free."

In our consumerist society, rejecting the call to consume can read like an act of defiance. Politicians urge us to shop for the good of the economy and we are bombarded with advertising from the cradle to the grave. To love shopping is to be normal; to keep on accumulating, the unexamined goal. In this context, the idea of sharing goods and services, bartering or simply giving them away is revolutionary – but it's catching on.

The Buy Nothing movement has its roots in Vancouver, where it began in September 1992 as a day of protest. Five years later, the date was moved to coincide with Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving that kicks off sales so frantic shoppers have been maimed and even killed in stampedes.

Free stores and community-run swap shops offer gentler alternatives, where you take only what you need. Meanwhile, Japanese de-cluttering guru Marie Kondo seems to get more popular every day with her "life-changing magic of tidying up". It's no longer considered wacko to aspire to having less. Goebig notes that there's loads of info about shopping detoxes and minimalist fashion challenges online. She trialled extreme capsule wardrobe concepts like Project 333 (see left) but found these methods "a bit stressful".

One tool that worked for her was "Sunday dress prep" – planning in advance her wardrobe for the week. But her eureka moment came after turning all the hangers in her wardrobe the wrong way round and only allowing herself to turn them back after she'd worn the item on it. "It was shocking because so many things stayed on the reverse hangers," she says. "You realise you don't want to wear these things. I got rid of a lot of stuff this way."

Owning fewer garments simplified her choices and, come year end, all her hangers were facing the correct way. Overall, she found the detox process much easier than she expected. "The hardest thing was getting used to slight inconveniences. For instance, I'm a big reader, so going on waiting lists at the library was tough. We're used to getting what we want straight away."

Goebig also learnt that she can live without cut flowers, but she'd prefer not to. And that her new regimen was easier if she avoided shopping triggers. "One was fashion magazines – I just didn't look at them any more." But she felt no need to actively avoid shops. "I told myself that it's like going to the museum – you don't expect to take anything home with you, you can just look."

So will Goebig lapse? When we talk, three months after her year of abstinence had ended, she admits to buying a few new T-shirts to replace her shabby old ones, and a sweater. However, a later look at her Instagram reveals several items from the Victoria Beckham x Target range. The caption for a post on April 10 reads: "As I love to share my wins I'd better share my fails, too – as far as ethical fashion and sustainable shopping goes, today was an epic fail."

Goebig had read about Beckham's affordable collection and when it dropped she "just couldn't resist. But at least my yearwithoutshopping has taught me not to buy all of it, only a few pieces that fit my style and go with the things I have."


* The timed shopping ban: Set yourself a challenge to buy experiences over stuff. Swap, share, make and create instead - for however long it takes to recalibrate your sense of what's valuable.

* The Marie Kondo method: Decide what to keep and what to pass on by holding each item to your heart and asking, "Does this spark joy?"

* D.I.Y: Self-imposed ban on buying fashion? Circumvent it sneakily by sewing new outfits, up-cycling old ones or knitting your accessories.

* The thrifty approach: Take a fast fashion detox by dressing only in second-hand finds, as an increasing number of slow fashion bloggers are doing. Can't see this working long term? Try it during National Op Shop Week, August 27 to September 2.

* #30wears: This campaign designed to extend the lifecycle of clothes was dreamt up by Livia Firth. The idea? Before you buy a garment, ask yourself, "Will I wear this at least 30 times?"

* Project 333: "The minimalist fashion challenge that invites you to dress with 33 items or less for three months" was devised by Be More With Less blogger Courtney Carver.Read more at:short formal dresses | formal dresses 2017

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نوشته شده توسط Women Fashion tips در دوشنبه 12 تير 1396

At what World Theater Productions called a casting call for fashion designers, Aviad Arik Herman arrived on Guam to help bring the island’s costume designing abilities to the next level.

Herman, who is the official resident designer for Miss Universe Sweden, is on island to collaborate in the World Theater Productions staging of Les Miserables, the theatrical classic.

“I’m really thrilled that it was made possible for me to come and consult on the costumes on Guam," he said Tuesday night. “I am very much aware of the community life on Guam. I think one of the benefits of this production won’t just be in the context of sharing the talent of the performance onstage with the community, but also inviting the community to be a key player in the making of this magic.”

Herman’s collaboration with Guamanian artists could be a boon for the future of the island’s design scene. One interested community member, Keoni Sablan, is a high school student with dreams of one day being a fashion designer. Sablan tells the Post, however, that although he gets tips from his grandmother, he has no real mentor, instead teaching himself how to sew via YouTube videos and self-practice. At the casting call, he brought his sketch book full of costume designs, which he hopes will impress World Theater Productions.

Herman’s tutelage could be the way aspiring designers such as Sablan parlay costume design into creating original fashion pieces. Herman will be sharing his talents with a few lucky islanders picked to form the musical’s design team, which he says will be very busy come showtime in October. This particular version of Les Miserables is a school-friendly show which requires many more actors than in the original production. As such, the design team will be in charge of not just creating costumes, but also managing accessories, shoes and the rest of the elements associated with dressing a wide range of actors.

Although Herman boasts an impressive resume which includes work with the American Academy of Ballet, Spanish National Dance Company and the aforementioned Miss Universe Sweden, aside from the logistics of managing costumes, he still faces the challenge of reconciling his artistic need to express himself with the long established norms of staging the classic musical.

“As a designer now getting to design the show, there are certain things that really need to have integrity to honor the original design that was created by world masters. But, at the same time, I believe I could put my signature on it.”

Still, Herman seems calm and eager to begin designing, saying, “I feel privileged to get to work with this masterpiece.”

Based on the timeless Victor Hugo novel of the same name, Les Miserables follows the story of Jean Valjean, a prisoner who breaks parole, and Javert, the inspector who tries to hunt him down. It has the distinction of being the among world’s longest running musicals, with over 25 years of production in England, according to the musical’s official website.

This World Theater Productions version of Les Miserables was made possible through a special arrangement with Music Theatre International, a theatrical licensing agency based in New York City.

World Theater Productions itself was created as a professional platform for artists from around the world to share their talents and experiences within their respective fields, bringing education and guidance to aspiring young Guamanian talents. It aims to enhance theater production on Guam and hone local talents who are serious about getting into the field of entertainment.

As of press time, Herman and World Theater Productions had not selected a costume design team.Read more at:mermaid formal dresses | princess formal dresses

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نوشته شده توسط Women Fashion tips در پنجشنبه 8 تير 1396

Get ready for the best day of your life with the newest wedding trends of 2017. From dresses to decorations, we’re giving you the inside details of what is happening in the wedding business right now. Make your special day count and have your wedding be the celebration of the year. Create a modern wedding with small details that will make your guests remember your special day, and let everyone enjoy celebrating you and your new life.

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Make your guests excited for the big day with insanely unique invitations that they’ll want to keep in their scrapbook. Some trends that are popular for 2017 are glow in the dark invites and foil stamping as well. Use a bold color for ink, such as bright blue or magenta. These colors will make your invitations stand out, from the usual typed out wedding invites.


2017 is doing a fashion forward, and showing brides that bridesmaids dresses don’t all have to be the same. Not all women have the same body type and should wear what flatters them, while still making all eyes on the bride. As a bride, pick a color scheme you want your girls to stick with. Pick a nude, blush pink, lavender, or what ever will match your color scheme, and tell your girls what length the dress must be. There is nothing more stunning than watching bridesmaids walk down the isle in blush pink long dresses, that all have different details to show originality.


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Ditch the usual bedazzled vail, and replace it with a flower crown vail. Have a wooden and simple crown with simple flowers and little details of leaves, with a vail attached and you’ll feel like a beautiful princess. These woven and trendy creations can also be worn by the bridesmaids.


Little details are what weddings are all about. Create a rustic look with wooden details and hanging decorations. Hang twinkly lights all around to light up outside or inside with class and detail. Add a wooden sign that says “Mr. and Mrs.” to your reception for more Bohemian details. Add little accents of flowers and suspend lights and flowers from the celling. Add centerpieces with your favorite flowers and add a rustic bow to the vase.


If you can’t decide on an indoor or outdoor wedding, you can choose both! You can project what ever images you want from an indoor location, and feel as if you are outdoors. You can change the scenes based on what you want, and the vibe you are trying to obtain. You can even use this technology on your wedding cake.


Give your guests the entertainment they want and add some spunk to your wedding day. You can choose from a soulful choir or out together a dance number ahead of time. It’s time to get creative with your wedding entertainment and take the risks you’ve always wanted.

Make your wedding creative and enjoy every second of the best day of your life. Your guests will be astonished with your unique eye and will be smiling from ear to ear with happiness.

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نوشته شده توسط Women Fashion tips در سه شنبه 6 تير 1396
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