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Why fashion loves to go retro [Beautiful]13/05/2013 09:01:19
Why fashion loves to go retro Whether it is Marc Jacobs' modern day Edie Sedgwicks walking the runway in cool black and white stripes or the shiny disco divas at Jonathan Saunders, the influence of the Swinging 60s and the Me Decade refuses to end. In London, the historic centre of the Swinging 60s universe, the glamorous side of the 1970s is proving more popular today: a David Bowie exhibition opens at the V Museum this month, examining his shifting style and reinvention over the decades, including 1972 Ziggy Stardust bodysuits and 1974 set designs for the Diamond Dogs tour. In September she and the New Zealand Fashion Museum will open an exhibition examining local fashion in the 1970s, looking at how societal upheavals influenced what people wore and the impact on today's local fashion industry. And although the exhibition will focus solely on what Tom Wolfe called "The Me Decade", de Pont believes the 1970s really began in the late 60s with the 1968 Paris protests and baby-boomers questioning the status quo. That culture of questioning permeating both decades and all aspects of society is something de Pont sees again today - the uninhibited approach to style is similar. "They were times when the looks cultivated were individual, which we are seeing again now. There was not a fashion, but many fashions." A focus on craft - think of the macrame and ceramics so popular in the 1970s - has returned too, in fashion and in interiors. "Most of the issues that were at the forefront of 1970s design have become more relevant today, like the concern for nature," says Emma Eagle of Auckland design showroom Mr Bigglesworthy. "Individualism in design is even stronger - people want unique and individual design with a story behind the object in order to connect to it. We are also seeing a resurgence in the craft movement in places like Frankie magazine." It's that diversity of creativity - free love, disco, glam, the beginning of punk - that New Zealand designer Arielle Mermin believes is the appeal of the decade, several years on. Her work often references the 1970s, harking back to her childhood in San Francisco with two hippie parents who personified the bohemian nature of the decade. "I didn't discover the style - I was raised in it." Growing up, "I did whatever I could to escape the banality of the 1990s. The mismatch of old and new colours, silhouettes, and textures in the 70s went along with a sense of possibility and freedom at that time that doesn't seem to exist anymore."It's easy to romanticise," agrees the designer. But she certainly isn't the only one. Singer Solange Knowles has recently been channelling a 1970s Diana Ross with big hair, Soul Train dance moves and sound that brings the funk. Expect the styling of the music video for her song Losing You, complete with hot pants, bright suits and groovy prints, to have a ripple effect on the rest of fashion. The look drew inspiration from photographer Daniele Tamagni's book Gentleman of Bacongo, which documents the La Sape Society (or the Society for the Advancement of People of Elegance), a sub-culture that flourished in the 1970s where Congolese men put fashion before all else, dressing as flamboyant dandies in luxury designer suits and accessories. As Sapeur comments in the book that, "a Congolese Sapeur is a happy man even if he does not eat, because wearing proper clothes feeds the soul and gives pleasure to the body". A distinctly 1970s attitude: lose yourself and your troubles in glamour. A retro fixation continues on screen too: next month Mad Men returns to television, with season six reportedly set in the tumultuous late 1960s. Later in the year the film Inside Llewyn Davis is released, telling the story of the early 1960s New York folk music scene (Carey Mulligan and Justin Timberlake will play folk singers). Stephen King's 1974 novel and the 1976 film Carrie gets an adaptation to be released this year, and a sequel to the 1970s newsroom spoof Anchorman is released this year too. That freedom and extreme glamour of the 60s and 70s was typified by Antonio Lopez, the influential illustrator and photographer who helped shape the super glamour image of 1970s models such as Jerry Hall, Donna Jordan and Pat Cleveland. They were known as Antonio's Girls. "We were a flock of parakeets dressed in bright colours," Cleveland told the New York Times last year. "We didn't know what we were going to be, but we were going to take our energy and fun and bring it to boring old fashion and society."

Hampton Inn Suites Phoenix ChandlerFashion Center AZ [Shop]10/05/2013 13:12:49
Hampton Inn Suites Phoenix ChandlerFashion Center AZ The Hampton Inn - Suites Phoenix Chandler-Fashion Center will make you feel right at home in the southeast area of the Valley of the Sun in the Price Road Corridor. Surrounded by the beauty of the desert Chandler Arizona is home to offices of several Fortune 500 companies such as Intel Wells Fargo and Avnet. Whether traveling to the area for business or pleasure Hampton Inn - Suites Phoenix Chandler-Fashion Center places you right in the middle of everything you need including some of Arizona*s finest upscale shopping at the Chandler Fashion Center and many world-renowned golf courses. Located just minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport Historic Downtown Chandler Chandler Air Park Tempe and Arizona State University. Attractions close to Hampton Inn - Suites Phoenix Chandler-Fashion center include Featuring standard rooms with two queen beds or one king we also offer studio suites our Hampton Inn - Suites Phoenix Chandler-Fashion Center offers guests a great taste of Arizona Hospitality. Conveniently located we are near some of the valley*s largest companies * Intel * Rogers * Avnet * Countrywide/Bank of America * Microchip * Orbital Sciences Corp * Wells Fargo * Verizon * Americredit - many more. Guests of the Hampton Inn - Suites Phoenix Chandler-Fashion Center will enjoy a number of services in order to make your stay in North Phoenix as comfortable and memorable as possible. Choose from our studio suites and standard rooms in which you*ll find * Flat screen television with a large selection of premium cable channels * Two telephones with data ports and voicemail * Complimentary wired and wireless high-speed internet access * Custom-designed alarm clock If you love a hot breakfast in t Book online using the form above. Air conditioning, Alarm clock, All news channel, Bathroom amenities, Bathtub, Bathtub/shower combination, Cable television, Coffee/Tea maker, Copier, Data port, Fire alarm, Hairdryer, High speed internet connection, Iron, Ironing board, Microwave, Modem, Newspaper, Non-smoking, Remote control television, Separate modem line available, Smoke detectors, Sofa bed, Speaker phone, Telephones with message light, Voice mail, Wet bar, Air conditioning individually controlled in room, Desk with electrical outlet, Spare electrical outlet available at desk, CNN availaible, Mini-refrigerator, Self-controlled heating/cooling system, High speed internet access fee Air conditioning, Alarm clock, All news channel, Bathroom amenities, Bathtub, Bathtub/shower combination, Cable television, Coffee/Tea maker, Copier, Data port, Fire alarm, Hairdryer, High speed internet connection, Iron, Ironing board, Microwave, Modem, Newspaper, Non-smoking, Remote control television, Separate modem line available, Smoke detectors, Speaker phone, Telephones with message light, Voice mail, Air conditioning individually controlled in room, Desk with electrical outlet, Spare electrical outlet available at desk, CNN availaible, Mini-refrigerator, Self-controlled heating/cooling system, High speed internet access fee

Jessica Simpson's Fashion Empire [Shop]05/05/2013 17:13:00
jessica simpson's fashion empire Abaya is one of the most important parts of women's clothing in Muslim world. It is worn around the world by Muslim women though in different regions it has different names but the main purpose is to cover the body. Abaya is basically a flowing loose robe with a head scarf on it. I now so old that I see many things that have disappeared returning, some for the second or third time. Time is surely circular as well as linear. I remember when the fashion was to sweep case reports out of journals as horrible, unscientific detritus. Depending on her range of work, a model may have more than portfolio, each one focused on a main category in which she expects to work. For example, glamour and swim wear may appear in the same book (an alternate term for portfolio) but high fashion models should have their best high fashion shots in a separate folio. Whatever the category, it is important for a model (and her agent, if she has one) to be realistic and, at times, brutally honest. As time goes on, however, and we settle into Wright blink-and-you universe, the true extent of his evil genius becomes known. He not mocking pop culture in a postmodern fashion; he mocking postmodernism itself. The hip, cynical, too-cool-for school barrier that Gen Xers throw up to shield themselves from constant media bombardment; the ADD blipstream of throwaway references masquerading as clever dialogue; the widespread attitude that relentless mockery is the only way to stay safe from the world all of that serves as targets for the director wit. He concentrated on details: could be anything a nice tattoo, a T-shirt print, shoes That's when I started thinking of blogging. He explains what draws him to a subject. who have a particular style maybe slightly idiosyncratic. T-shirts will be colour layered to attract attention. A combination such as white with neon will achieve this effect. Other good layering combinations include white and pink, and coral with white. Panoramic wall mural arts are very long compared to their height and lend a very striking effect to the walls of large rooms and home theaters. These large photo mural take interior wall decor to a completely new level. Add dramatic, panoramic appeal to your favorite space. Buttons Forever?Today buttons, like clothing, come in all shapes and sizes. There are the basic circular, square or triangular buttons. The buttons with two, three or four holes for application, the toggle button, leather shaft type or stud buttons.

Get Your Friends to Rent Their Prom Tuxedo giving Them a Great Discount [Shop]05/05/2013 16:48:08
Get Your Friends to Rent Their Prom Tuxedo giving Them a Great Discount Moreover, in our days, prom tuxedos models are much diversified, more than one may expect. Also, the choice is made more difficult by the fact that each young man wants to be distinct by dressing according to the latest trend in fashion. Although there is no general rule when picking prom tuxedos, you must never forget that it is a formal outfit. Consequently, the advice is to keep it classically tailored and you will definitely impress. But if you want to go for an informal look, the solution is a long coat and a hat. You will be the most eccentric appearance of the night. Although they are formal, prom tuxedos mustn't be uncomfortable, so take this aspect strongly into consideration because you want to have fun. Make sure that it perfectly fits but, in the same time, it doesn't limit your movements. You can't afford to be constrained by this at your prom, so chose from all prom tuxedos you like, the most comfortable one. In what is the color regarded, it is very important to match it with the color that your date is going to wear. But mainly, you can go for colors like silver, black, ivory, white, or grey, and have a piece of fabric or your vest/tie of a similar color with your girl's dress. Materials for prom tuxedos usually vary from polyester to cotton and linen. You can choose which one you like and feel most comfortable in. Also, prom tuxedos can be either short or knee length. The last one has no buttons or just one or two, so, if you are more for this style, go for it. It's a classic. Either way, you have to make sure that you will positively impress. This can easily be done by choosing the right accessories. Prom tuxedos must always be completed by the right vests, shirts, ties, cuff links, formal shoes and studs. The shirts can be found mostly in any fabric, so you have plenty of options. But in this situation, you need advice in order to make the best choice when completing your outfit. It doesn't matter if it comes from the tailor or the shopping assistant, friends or family. It is important to receive it. You should know that the vest you chose is very important in defining your outfit. Prom tuxedos usually go well with vests made from a blend of wool and silk. The color you pick can transform you for the night of the prom. The good news for the low budget teenagers is that there are also vintage prom tuxedos from the 60s and 80s. The specialized sites offer a variety of models well designed and manufactured. It's a great choice. Although designer tuxedos have evolved over the years, the tradition was strongly kept. Prom tuxedos mostly tend to follow a classic style. So, be formal and you will certainly not fail. The choice of prom tuxedos implies an exhausting search for the perfect look. This process may appear easier for boys but, when you have as a partner a gorgeous young lady, you must beat the expectations. Moreover, in our days, prom tuxedos models are much diversified, more than one may expect. Also, the choice is made more difficult by the fact that each young man wants to be distinct by dressing according to the latest trend in fashion. Although there is no general rule when picking prom tuxedos, you must never forget that it is a formal outfit. Consequently, the advice is to keep it classically tailored and you will definitely impress. But if you want to go for an informal look, the solution is a long coat and a hat. You will be the most eccentric appearance of the night. Although they are formal, prom tuxedos mustn't be uncomfortable, so take this aspect strongly into consideration because you want to have fun. Make sure that it perfectly fits but, in the same time, it doesn't limit your movements. You can't afford to be constrained by this at your prom, so chose from all prom tuxedos you like, the most comfortable one. In what is the color regarded, it is very important to match it with the color that your date is going to wear. But mainly, you can go for colors like silver, black, ivory, white, or grey, and have a piece of fabric or your vest/tie of a similar color with your girl's dress. Materials for prom tuxedos usually vary from polyester to cotton and linen. You can choose which one you like and feel most comfortable in. Also, prom tuxedos can be either short or knee length. The last one has no buttons or just one or two, so, if you are more for this style, go for it. It's a classic. Either way, you have to make sure that you will positively impress. This can easily be done by choosing the right accessories. Prom tuxedos must always be completed by the right vests, shirts, ties, cuff links, formal shoes and studs. The shirts can be found mostly in any fabric, so you have plenty of options. But in this situation, you need advice in order to make the best choice when completing your outfit. It doesn't matter if it comes from the tailor or the shopping assistant, friends or family. It is important to receive it. You should know that the vest you chose is very important in defining your outfit. Prom tuxedos usually go well with vests made from a blend of wool and silk. The color you pick can transform you for the night of the prom. The good news for the low budget teenagers is that there are also vintage prom tuxedos from the 60s and 80s. The specialized sites offer a variety of models well designed and manufactured. It's a great choice. Although designer tuxedos have evolved over the years, the tradition was strongly kept. Prom tuxedos mostly tend to follow a classic style. So, be formal and you will certainly not fail. Moreover, with the perfect colors and accessories, you will be the prince your girl is expecting for.