Fashion Models and Use of Handbags

Today, in the world of fashion, new trends are represented not only by designs in clothes but also by the jewellery and other accessories that go with it. Handbag has become one of the major fashion accessories in today’s fashion industry and come in different models. Costly and trendier bags are used by fashion conscious ladies and the girls in their teens to complete today’s fashion statements or beauty concepts. These fashionable hand bags match brilliantly with dresses for every occasion; formal as well as casual. Fashion bags meant for ladies are available in countless styles and designs. These designer bags have got the potential to suit the distinct tastes of different kinds of buyers.

The range of high fashion handbags starts from bright coloured casual bags to bags that are very much suitable when going on holidays. Also available are the really fantastic and multi-pocket shoulder bags that come in gorgeous designs and shades. Every fashion bag is created by connecting matching materials including metal latches, padlocks and chain straps to give it a unique look. Different types of fashion handbags include beach bags, sports bags and shopping bags. Other types come as tote bags, travel bags, jewellery bags and drawstring bags in addition to shoulder bags and evening bags. All these bags project a great deal of variety in design, size and colour.

Most of these designs in fashion bags are created drawing inspiration from modern as well as traditional cultures using a combination of art and laceworks. Embroidery work and beaded work also go into the designing part of these bags. Bags in different models are also made available with handcraft works, mirror works and sequin works. These works are carried out in order to add more elegance to the fashion handbags. Some of these fashion accessories are crafted with rich colours and incorporate elegant patterns in an incredible way. The hand bags are mainly prepared making use of silk, jute, cotton cloth and canvas. Some well known brands and manufacturers create models and make customized hand bags to match the different specifications and prerequisites of their valuable buyers. Bags are also made using other fabrics such as nylon, plastic and denim. Leather bags, polyester bags and vinyl bags also have many takers in the market.

Handbags are functional creations that exude elegance. Designer handbags are in demand among people belonging to all ages and people of both the sexes. The various designs and hip styles in bags churned out by designers suit all tastes and styles. Buyers can select exclusively crafted handbags by looking at the style, uniqueness and quality these handbags deliver. Diaper bags are bought mainly due to their functional utility. Since it can be used to carry each and every item needed for a baby and is rightly called the ‘all-purpose baby bag’. Different varieties of embellishments can be seen in evening bags as well. These embellishments comprise feathers, bike straps, decorative brooches and shoulder chain straps. In short, designer shoulder bags are …

The Dark History of Sunglasses

Sunglasses have a dark history, but a brilliant future. The history of sunglasses can be traced back to Roman Emperor Nero who watched the gladiator competitions through polished light emerald green gems held up to his eyes.

The invention of sunglasses was somewhere between 1268 and 1289. A visual historical recording of early sunglasses is a painting done by Tommaso da Modena in 1352. The person in the painting was wearing sunglasses. This was the first painting of a subject in sunglasses and many more were to follow as it became a fashionable symbol of distinction or honor.

Around the twelfth century and before 1430, sunglasses were worn by Judges in the Courts of China. The smoky quartz, flat-glassed panes were not used as protection from the sun. They were used to conceal any expression in their eyes to keep from giving away the outcome of their decisions. Prescription sunglasses were developed in Italy in 1430 and were later used by the Chinese Judges.

By the 1600’s people began to realize the benefits of prescription glasses as helping the elderly to see better and the motto “A Blessing to the Aged” came into being in 1629. It was the motto of an English eyeglasses manufacturer, Spectacle Makers Company.

In the mid 18th Century, James Ayscough developed blue and green corrective lenses which began the use of sunglasses for correcting optical impairments.

The development of glasses and sunglasses continued through the years. Problems in keeping eyeglasses on the face or propped on the nose led to experiments. Glasses frames had been made from leather, bones and metal and were propped on the nose. Sidepieces began as silk strips of ribbon that looped around the ears. Instead of loops, the Chinese added ceramic weights to the ends of the ribbons. Solid sidepieces were finally invented by Edward Scarlett in 1730. Benjamen Franklin’s invention of bifocal lenses followed in 1780.

By the 20th Century, sunglasses were used to protect the eyes from the sun. In 1929 Sam Foster began selling his protective sunglasses at Woolworth stores on the boardwalk at the beaches in Atlantic City and New Jersey. His Foster Grants were the first mass-produced sunglasses and they began the trend of sunglasses for fashion.

In the 1930’s the Army Air Corps asked Bausch & Lomb to develop sunglasses that would efficiently reduce high-altitude sun glare for pilots. Bausch & Lomb came up with sunglasses that had a dark green tint that absorbed light through the yellow spectrum.

Edward H. Land had invented the Polaroid filter and by 1936 he was using it in the making of sunglasses and soon, sunglasses became “cool.” Movies stars began wearing sunglasses as a statement and to hide behind. Aviator glasses became popular with the movie stars and the general public in 1937 after Ray Ban developed the anti-glare sunglasses using polarization. The longer lens was created to give more protection to pilots’ eyes from the light reflecting off their control panels.

By the 1970’s Hollywood stars …

Look more beautiful and feminine with attractive and beautiful nails

Personality of a person plays a pivotal role in reflecting his or her lifestyle, especially women who are born beautiful, but some unfortunate are not blessed with those beautiful and shapely nails, but they need not be disheartened as many cosmetologists and beauty salons all over the world have come out and initiated various beauty and nail care products.

Women fashionistas have embraced nail art design as an important and valuable fashion statement in the line of other fashion accessories and treatment like bleaching, pedicure, manicure, waxing and many other fashion trendy items. Shapely and beautiful nails enhances the overall beauty of a woman, it helps them to stand out in the crowd is the only reason it cannot be ignored or given a second thought.

Beauticians and cosmetologists affiliated to different beauty and nail care products have introduced many different nail care accessories like acrylic nail art, nail art designs, nail art pictures, nail art stickers, false nails, ladies finger nail, nail cuticle, nail manicure, nail pedicure and many other nail related beauty product.

Traders and suppliers are available in the market who supplies professional nail care products in both the areas i.e.relail nail products and wholesale nail products; they have the expertise and experience to give a great value nail product in very competitive and affordable prices. They also supply other tools including drill tool for piercing the nail, display nails, nail art paints for use on natural nails, nail extensions opalescent paints with nail art brushes and color shapers. Women fashionistas in order to look for beautiful and feminine they may add a finishing touch to nail design with nail art sealers, foils and striping tape, glitters, iridescent flakes, studs and pearls can also be utilized to make the nail more sexy and attractive.

Young and fashion conscious women all over the world have taken the nail art the best, cheap and convenient way to get rid of dull and lifeless nail; a cleverly and well done nail art can brighten up your overall appearance and complement your outfit to a great extent. Nail art has become the most sought after fashion statement in the new millennium, since good looks and sexy appearance is incomplete without attractive, shapely and sexy nail. IF YOU HAVE IT, FLAUNT IT.…

Lasting styles of eyeglass frames for men

It is always said that ladies are more concerned about being fashionable than their counterparts. This is also true while selecting eyeglasses. There are surveys revealing that most girls put fashion at the first consideration when they try to choose a pair of spectacles. Quite differently, the majority of men would firstly evaluate requirements such as comfort and fitness. However, these criteria never suggest that men’s eyeglasses are designed with no fashionable elements. There are still some stylish or preferable models of eyeglass frames for men. In other words, it is a wise decision to wear different spectacles under specific circumstances. But in general, eyeglass frames for men are becoming more masculine. At the same time, new modern twist is being added into these frames. There are some lasting trends in fashionable men’s eyeglass frames.

First, many larger and bolder eyeglass frames are available now. These extraordinary eyeglasses are really reasonable for their existence. They not only offer another special choice, but also flatter those male eyeglass users with larger body shapes. In particular, those biggest men’s eyeglass styles suit better with individuals who have large eyes and head. Masculine styles including Aviator glasses are such a good example. Meanwhile, these large frames were never meant to replace the small, John Lennon glasses. The latter type will continue to go well with men with smaller faces.

Rimless and semi-rimless eyeglass frames for men have been popular during the recent years. These two styles have something in common. They are designed in a similar way that the lenses are held in place to the temples by a screw or a wire. In other words, the lens frame is minimized. Most men wear rimless or semi-rimless eyeglasses because of their modern or minimalist look. This advantage will be even magnified if these frames are combined with anti-reflective lenses. This combination is thought to make the glasses practically disappear. Another valuable benefit offered by rimless or semi-rimless eyeglasses for men is lightweight. Most men like these frame styles because they reduce the weight of a whole pair of eyeglasses.

Among the variety of eyeglass frame materials, titanium has never lost its popularity. This advantageous material is also widely used in golf clubs, bicycles and space shuttles. Titanium eyeglass frames rate high in both the function and fashion categories. They feature super lightweight, non-corrosive and very durable. Except for titanium, stainless steel and aluminum are also preferable for men.…

Holiday Gift Wrapping Ideas

Gifts trimmed with flair:

Project creation, article and photo by: Madeleine M Langlois

Skill: Easy.

Materials & tools:

Assorted paper remnants, rice paper, plain coloured papers

Scissors

Glue gun and sticks

Double-face tape and regular adhesive tape

Ribbons in assorted colours, widths and styles

Assorted findings: custom jewellery, belt buckles, quilling paper strips, feathers, sequins, tinsel garland, wire, beads etc.

Fabric remnants, fun fur, taffeta, fuzzy wool, scrapbooking tools, snowflake punch, decorative edge scissors, hang tags, rub-on lettering

Also see each gift wrapping description.

(Materials for this project are available at arts and craft stores.

My favourite part of the holidays is wrapping the gifts. It is the perfect occasion to use up many remnants from various projects and to let my creativity run loose, just for fun. Since my wrapping room is shared with the laundry room, it is a sure place to find some peace of mind during all the craziness of the holidays.

Minimalist with a touch of Ritz, great gift wrapping ideas start with cool findings. The secret to achieve the look of these French bonbon gift wrappings is all in the trimmings. Personalized to make an impact, even simple gifts can look elegant with a little accent. Don’t be afraid to extend the colour palette beyond the traditional; it’s all good because, really, anything goes. Even though I used assorted colour combinations of bright turquoise, greens and blues with soft pastels amidst accents of silver, angelic whites and chocolate brown, the theme is what brings everything together.

Fuzzy wool for a cozy warm feeling: Super easy yet stylish. Once a gift is wrapped, affix one or two ribbons around the box and then wrap a few lengths of fuzzy wool as decorative trim around the package. Assorted fancy yarns provide an inexpensive and chic way to dress up bonbon or cracker-shaped gifts.

Rows of ribbons: Create basic plaid patterns using satin, grosgrain and velvet types of ribbons in assorted colours and widths over a tissue-paper wrapped gift. Garnish with dash of white tinsel garland. A length of wide satin ribbon looks stunning when applied over the centre of larger gifts and plain paper bags. Secure the ribbons at the back of a package using hot glue. Wide ribbons can also be adorned with lengths of fuzzy wool.

Bejewel using recycled jewellery and belt buckles: Recycle odds and ends jewellery pieces, earrings, and charms. Glue these onto a ribbon to create an elegant centre ornament. Paint plain or wooden buckles silver or gold (or any colour) and fasten a length of ribbon around a fabric-wrapped gift. Top it all off with a single feather.

Dazzling with sequins: Make your gifts sparkle and dazzle with sequins. Use by-the-yard sequins as you would ribbons. Double rows of brightly coloured sequins look spectacular onto plain silver-wrapped gifts. Further embellish by randomly gluing individual sequins on wrapped presents.

Quilling for snowman: Quilling, also known as paper filigree, is the art of rolling thin strips of paper into different shapes and …

Fashion Jewelry Manufacturers,ladies Fashion Jewelry

Jewelry is a most important part of fashion from the ancient era. Today, we are experiencing a real renaissance as far as ladies fashion jewelry goes, as women love adorning themselves with something latest every day.

In the modern era Indian fashion jewelry is creating a new history for itself. Both guys and gals are sporting funky and traditional Indian jewelry. It is not only worn on the earlobes or slung around the neck like a necklace, but it is also worn on the nose, eyebrows, tongue, elbows – well, anywhere you can find a spot that suits you!

Fashion jewelry manufacturers are the real people who are the original designers and manufacturers of the jewelry. Dealing in both wholesale and retail ladies fashion jewelry, fashion jewelry manufacturers have the infrastructure and team to create different designs based on the growing trends in the market. They conceptualize new trends to occupy the fashion market and to stay ahead of their competitors. The Indian fashion jewelry manufacturers constantly create new jewelry designs, which are then manufactured into the real jewelry pieces in the jewelry manufacturing units by expert and trained craftsman and artisans.

The growing crazes and trends in the ladies fashion jewelry segment has made the jewelry manufacturing market quiet competitive, forcing these fashion jewelry manufacturers to create beautiful and new designs at competitive prices.

Ladies fashion jewelry is now taking another thrust as now jewelry is meant to be complemented with one particular outfit. Changing your piece everyday has become inevitable; as a right piece of jewelry can have a great impact making you look & feel beautiful, modern, and alluring.

Jewelry is a precious possession that is designed and crafted to last a lifetime. Since centuries people have been buying jewelry as investment and identity marker. In India, ladies fashion jewelry exports are looking up with the government giving the right impetus for fashion jewelry manufactures and exporters. To further boost jewelry exports from India, the industry has been working to improve its designs to make them acceptable internationally.

IndiaBizOne maintains a database for the manufacturers, suppliers, exporters and wholesalers of different types of jewelry. The different categories of jewelry at IndiaBizOne consists of Artificial jewelry, Imitation Jewelry, Beaded Jewelry, Beads, Corals & Coral Jewelry, Costume Jewelry, Diamond Jewelry, Fashion Jewelry, Fine Jewelry, Gemstone Jewelry, Gold Jewelry, Handmade Jewelry, Pearl Jewelry, Platinum Jewelry, Precious & Semi-Precious Stones and Silver Jewelry.

So come and discover the jewelry designed to enhance your individuality and compliment your beauty.…

Career in Fashion Design Part – 1

If you can read colors, feel textures, notice blends and believe that you can create the look – fashion designing is a good option.

Fashion designers are trendsetters, but even they have to take an entrance exam and need to study. If you think shoes, belts and hats are style statements and speak louder and more eloquently than the design itself, complement the cut and contribute meaningfully towards an ensemble, another option could be accessory / Jewellery design.

Another option could also be fashion merchandising – lending your talent to the production process that is an essential part of the fashion industry. Merchandising is a specialized management function within the fashion industry. Fashion Merchandisers are responsible for selection of materials, liasoning with the production team and meeting market requirements. The job demands knowledge of fashion trends, textures, materials and colors on one hand and understanding of market demand and the production processes on the other.

(A)The Prospects

Opportunities for jobs exist in the following sectors:

  1. 1.)      Export houses dealing with garment/textile/handloom exports
  2. 2.)      Retail and wholesale garment businesses in men’s/women’s/children clothing in sportswear/casual wear, etc.
  3. 3.)      Haute Couture
  4. 4.)      Government/Semi government-handloom/textile manufacturers
  5. 5.)      Fashion show organizers/Fashion publishers
  6. 6.)      TV/Film fashion program producers/compeers/costume designers, etc.
  7. 7.)      With Film production units
  8. 8.)      Teaching design

(B) The Job

Fashion Design

  1. 1.)      Exploration and research
  2. 2.)      Sketching the original idea on paper
  3. 3.)      Shaping the pattern pieces which make the garment
  4. 4.)      The pieces are then drawn in actual size on paper and cut out on a rough material, stitched together and fitted on a model.
  5. 5.)      Modifications in the pattern pieces or other features of the mock garment are made and thus the design is completed
  6. 6.)      Garments are then made in the final fabric
  7. 7.)      Junior designers: Junior designers generally do the first pattern cutting. They assemble the first samples with fabrics they have selected from the market.

Fashion Merchandising

  1. 1.)      A merchandiser is primarily a coordinator.
  2. 2.)      Merchandisers study buying trends and the buyer’s needs
  3. 3.)      They collect specifications from the buyers and coordinate with fashion designers to develop a product which is market specific.

Accessory Designers

  1. 1.)      Accessory designers are trained as stylists for men’s, ladies or children’s accessories
  2. 2.)      They specialise in leather designing /jewellery designing etc.
  3. 3.)      After carrying out a detailed research about the accessory they are required to work on, designers create new and attractive designs for their clients
  4. 4.)      In the traditional, studio–based design sector, crafts people work to prepare each article individually
  5. 5.)      Work is sold through local outlets, at tourist destinations, emporia and through craft melas.

Jewellery Design

  1. 1.)      Jewellery designers create new designs for gold, silver and precious metal jewellery
  2. 2.)      Large exporters employ designers or select designs from eminent freelancer
  3. 3.)      Gemologists are experts in assessing the quality, value and use of gems for jewellery. They are experts in grading, sorting and setting of gems in various metals.

(C)  Personality Traits

  1. 1.)      Artistic, Creative and imaginative
  2. 2.)      Know-how of textiles
  3. 3.)     

The Life of Fashion Jewelry – Fashion Jewelry for the Aging

Costume jewelry is also referred to as fashion jewelry and is the type of piece you would wear on special occasions or to fun events that happen every now and then. Types of fashion jewelry come in many styles, designs, and colors to choose. Some of them even look like the real thing but are much cheaper to purchase. You will be able to find fashion jewelry that will fit in with the current trends in fashion and they will go with many of your outfits perfectly. Whatever pieces you like, you can pick to wear without feeling bad about the choice. You can use the special pieces to express your individual styles or mood without spending a lot to do it.

The Age Of Fashion

Fashion jewelry has been around for many years. The first pieces of fashion jewelry were found to be work by the Ancient Egyptian civilizations. They wore beaded necklaces and bracelets. Queen Cleopatra was considered to be the main one that was adorned from head to toe with fashion jewelry. A variety of metal was used in the old fashion jewelry and is still used today. These metals include gold and silver plate, wood, beads, ceramics, ivory, and pearls. Modern jewelry includes materials like plastic and nylon.

Sensitive Subject For Some

Most know that some of the fashion jewelry can be sensitive for the skin in some individuals. The metal used in the jewelry reacts with their body chemistry and causes a negative reaction. If you want to give this type of jewelry as a gift, make sure the individual getting the gift does not have this problem. They can not have any allergies to copper or nickel especially if the piece is a pair of earrings. Their ears may bleed, sell, redden and get infected from the allergic reaction.

Clean And Dry

To stop the fashion jewelry from tarnishing, you should try to keep it clean. This means a weekly washing with soap and water. Soak the jewelry in the soapy water and dry it completely with a soft cloth. There is anti tarnish paper available at jewelry stores for each piece to be wrapped and stored in if you plan to keep it put away for a longer amount of time. This paper is good but it is the regular cleaning that is the most effective preventative against tarnish.

Fun And Expressive

Fashion jewelry, when compared to the more expensive precious jewelry, is for fun and not to be an impression maker. You can add more pieces of the costume jewelry to your collection because they do not cost as much as precious items. This means more mixing and matching with outfits and more fun and expression of your moods. If you are the type of person who gets bored easily, you can change your pieces out or buy another to suit your current mood and not worry about spending a lot for it. Feel free to express yourself with costume jewelry pieces …

Fashion Draperies & Tips to Buy Them

Curtain hardware has come a long way from the time when one had no option but to stick with boring white curtain rods. Today there are so many options in the curtain hardware industry that can dress up any room. An array of beautified curtain rings, interesting curtain rods and curtain poles can be incorporated to make your window look exceptionally elite and stylish. You can now find drapery rods, curtain rods, curtain finials, curtain hooks, rings, and tiebacks in a mind-boggling assortment of designs in iron, wood, stainless steel, decorative ceramic, wrought iron, painted or not.

Once you step out in the markets to pick your curtain window hardware, you will be bombarded with many varieties offered by the building hardware industry. Once on the hunt it will be difficult to differentiate between two fabrics and designs. So one should be prepared before setting out. Following are some of the tips that will help you choose the best thing available in the market, of course for your home.

  • Make sure that before buying you ordinate all the drapery material, drapery hardware, and fabrics to ensure that they look good together. Select thin, light rods for sheer drapery panels. For heavier draperies, find a rod with a larger diameter and choose a bold curtain finial.
  • Make up your mind regarding the curtain rods as to whether you want them to be the prominent decorative element or if you want it to be hidden behind the draperies.
  • The size of the room will decide the size of the drapery rod and curtain hardware accessories. Select wide diameter poles, rods, and rings for large room and vice versa.
  • Before buying the panels, decide upon whether your draperies remain open most of the time or will they be opened and closed daily. Choose panels that can hang from the sides and can be arranged on a basic or decorative pole. To move the panels open and closed, you’ll need a draw cord system or clip-on or sew-on decorative rings.
  • Layering the window treatment is important for an adaptable window covering. Further to avoid lighting or restore privacy, install a blind or shutters next to the glass.
  • Longer fabric lines will add height to a room. For this install drapery hardware well above the window frame, or even up along the ceiling line.
  • If you plan to install a two layered drapes or curtains then make sure you get a double rod or two separate rods. The inner rod closest to the wall will hold the drapery panels while the outer one will hold decorative panels or a valance.
  • A curtain tape, which is used to create decorative headings for curtains are available in nylon, polyester and other materials. Choose the fabric that synchronises with the curtain fabric and the colour of the room.

Keep these valuable tips and guidelines in your mind the next time you go shopping for your curtain hardware. You can look at choosing drapery hardware as just another fun …

The Industry of Fashion & Designer Inspired Jewelry

The industry of fashion & costume jewelry has been growing since past few years & is totally in style now. It includes a wide range of products & you can to choose from rings, bracelets, necklaces, pendants and earrings. There are impressive combinations found in fashion jewelry which are simply incredible to look at. You can find lots of imitated fashion accessory stores which are there online.

The only point to keep in mind while purchasing online jewelry is that you must ensure that you’re buying from a trustworthy seller. You should find good reputable sellers, having good reputation & who are providing good quality jewelry at best reasonable prices also providing a good reliability without cheating the customers. Sometimes, you can also find good suppliers who are also manufactures who also make custom jewelry designs in fashion jewelry.

Fashion jewelry can be used as a means of expression of some special emotions & is a perfect way to reward yourself for all the hard work you done and to feel proud about your accomplishments in life.
The industry of wholesale Indian imitation jewelry has traveled a long way since past few years and today it can offer some incredible works of art to many customers. No doubt, the fashion world is driven by constant changes and that same thing happens in the jewelry business also.

You can find new trends and designs which appear every day and designers have to be really creative with their ideas. The beauty of fashion & costume jewelry is now preferred by a lot of women. Imitation Jewelry have become extremely popular over these years in fashion world of the women, stylish designs in jewelry making them look sexy.

Women desire to own a collection of designs in fashion jewelry, hence its demand have never decreased but has been increasing since the time being. People with unique personality are the lovers of imitation jewelry as it compliments their personality in a distinct way.

Jewelry being the most lovable among all accessories is one of the best accessories that one can wear with any outfit. If a person wearing a dull outfit, wears a good matching jewelry to it, it can make the person look as the best dressed in the whole party. Jewelry is universal and is very popular among all cultures. There is a wide variety of imitation jewelry found in the market today, with various designs & color stone used.

There are different types of jewelry such as the bead, glass, Korean, Victorian, fashion-imitation, handmade, silver, and gold, diamonds, gemstone, CZ, ethnic jewelry and much more. Buying jewelry can be fun, exciting yet confusing. You can buy jewelry at affordable prices by the wholesaler who supply them. Wholesalers of Fashion Imitation Jewelry in India Delhi

There are many ways how you can maximize your jewelry without spending much on it, by resizing your ring, whether it is in gold silver or even metal, bracelets can be versatile, if you have a longer …