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    Sparkle and Shimmer With This Seasons Metallic Fabrics

     
    The fashion world is buzzing this year as metallic fabric takes the heat up a notch. No longer are we confined to gold, silver, and bronze. There are some new kids on the block - lavenders, greens, and pinks to name just a few. These metallic fabrics will go the distance - a light weight metallic jacket over white dinner dress will be outstanding. Or dress up a pair of dark denim jeans. If a metallic wardrobe choice is not what your looking for, don't fret, metallic is available in handbags, belts and in shoes - the stilettos are exceptionally sexy!...
     

    History of Charm Bracelets

     
    The custom of wearing charm bracelets dates back thousands of years, and though the materials and designs on them have changed, the concept itself has never gone out of style. This form of jewelry initially had a religous function, and dates back to the prehistoric era. According to Elizabeth Florence, president of the Jewelry Information Center, "The first charm bracelets were probably worn by the Assyrians, Babylonians, Persians and Hittites from 500 to 400 B. C. Those charms were made of lapis lazuli, rock crystal and other gems and were inscribed with small designs, such as figures of gods, man and animals....
     

    Thrifty And Fashionable

     
    Growing up with three sisters, it was important for us to bewell-groomed. We were always borrowing clothes from each otherthen returning them clean and pressed. It was a way of strechingour wardrobes and to the outside world we had an endless supply. We were thrifty without realizing it and no one was the wiser. The first thrift store was opened in London during the middleeighteen-hundreds. The Salvation Army went around collecting donated goods from the working classes and then selling themto the poor for a fraction of the cost....
     

    Staying Professionally Chic In The Heat

     
    Whether you live in a warm climate year round or you are just trying to survive summer's heat till autumn's cool arrive the following quick and easy professional style tips will keep you cool and have you looking professionally chic in any heat. Wardrobe Select fabrics that are natural / man-made blends that consist of at least 51% natural fiber, such has a 55% cotton 45% polyester blend. This will give you the coolness of a natural fabric without the wrinkles. Choose jackets with ѕ sleeves. They are cooler than full sleeves and more professional looking than short sleeves....
     

    Fashionable Clothing That You Choose

     
    Clothing encompasses a wide range of apparel. From big and tall men's clothing to women's clothing. How we dress ourselves and what we wear tells the people around us a lot about who we are. Clothing has always been subject to change based on the dictates of fashion and whims. Some things however, about clothing don't change. Quality. Quality clothing will always be in demand. Durability. Durable men's and women's clothing are always popular. Clothing not only covers our bodies, it also allows us to enhance our appearance....
     

    The Mindful Shopper: Learning From Your Trendy Mistakes

     
    Are you a fashion trend-watcher? Do you spend a lot of time flipping through magazines and analyzing the wardrobe choices of others? Do you buy trendy items only to despise them-and yourself-later? Trend-watching-and, more precisely, observing our trend-watching-gives us tremendous opportunities to create awareness of the traits we hope we have but are not sure we do. In fact, being frustrated, embarrassed, or depressed that we have succumbed to a trend is a perfect chance to discover what we value most....
     

    Rhinestones Have A Glittering Past

     
    Rhinestones have a glittering past. Originally rhinestones where referred to Czechoslovakian or Bohemian glass dating as far back as the 13th century in Bohemia and the Czech Republic. Both have a history steeped in beautiful hand blown glass as well as molded and cut glass. By 1918 glass was no longer limited to functional items. Czechoslovakian glass began to make its appearance in dazzling and brilliant jewelry. This Czech glass became known as rhinestones. Rhinestones were manmade gems from highly refined glass....
     

    Rabbit Jewelry: A Sign of Refinement

     
    There is a certain delight that comes with the sight of rabbit jewelry. The motif is cute and cuddly, and the person wearing it may often be seen as fun to be with, whimsical and affectionate. In this day and age, a person wearing rabbit jewelry was likely born in the year of the Rabbit, according to Chinese mythology. Actually, on the subject of the Chinese calendar, when we get down to technicalities, there is no Year of the Cat: legend has it that when the Lord Buddha was summoning the animals of the 12 major branches of the zodiac so he could give them unique talents, the Cat was unable to attend....
     

    Fashion Trends for Fall 2005

     
    The overall theme of fashion for Fall 2005 is an air of drama. Black is back, coats are dramatic, and smart tailoring is going to be huge. Black is back in a big way - well for most of us it never went away. The stores will be filled with delicious eveningwear particularly black lace, which is sexier than ever whether it's girlie, 80's retro, boho or red carpet elegant. This also works well with the next big trend which is Victorian. Full length skirts, high-necked ruffled blouses and puffed sleeves are the main features of this look....
     

    Turquoise Necklace Facts and Beliefs

     
    'Pieces of sky.' That's how turquoise was called by some Native American tribes. Indeed, it requires no great stretch of the imagination to understand why turquoise was referred to as such. Just as the heavens could be a peaceful or stormy blue, so could turquoise seem to express different moods with its different shades of blue and green. Wearing pieces of sky in a turquoise necklace is a provocative and attractive idea. Known as the birthstone of December, turquoise can be opaque or translucent, and a turquoise necklace made of beads conveys an iridescent, whimsical effect....
     

    Shopping Tips and Tricks to Finding the Perfect Pair of Shoes

     
    This article will provide you with some useful shopping tips and tricks to finding a perfect pair of shoes. Following a recent advertising campaign I asked a number of women what information they would find most useful about womens shoes. After collating the feedback received the majority asked for:- How to find the right size and width How to find discount or inexpensive designer shoes Assurance of return policy/shipping service etc How to choose fashionable shoes that are comfortable Reasonable priced shoes without searching all day to compare prices Quality - how to recognise poor quality shoes HOW TO FIND THE RIGHT SIZE AND WIDTH Know your shoe size and always choose a pair in your true size....
     

    Roberto Cavalli: The Fashion King

     
    Roberto Cavalli was born on November 15th, 1940 in Italy. He came from a modest family with strong artistic talents and traditions. His grandfather had been an impressionist painter, his mother a tailor . Cavalli began his career as a young student. Himself and his friend invented, experimented and designed. His first revolutionary creation was a process of printing on light-weight leather. His print house was a cross between a craftsman's workshop and an artist's studio. He was able to accomplish this because of his detailed fabric research and his continuous experimenting with different technologies....
     

    Vintage Costume Jewelry: Yesterdays Fashion Today

     
    Jewelry, whether fine or costume, has been a part of human culture since the earliest times. People wear jewelry to satisfy their vanity, to indulge their love for beautiful things, and to look good to others. Vintage costume jewelry fulfills all these criteria, but at a fraction of the cost of real or fine jewelry. It is an inexpensive alternative that does not sacrifice taste as well as style. Vintage costume jewelry may be less expensive, but good quality ones are never seen as cheap. They are less costly because they are not made from precious gems....
     
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