• June 24, 2017 /  Catwalk & Stylish
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    Catwalks showcasing the collections for spring summer 2011 were drenched with mid-blue wash denim, wide leg Palazzo trousers, and boyfriend-fit chino trousers truly something to suit every style and body shape – so thank goodness for online shopping, which means that we can all afford to treat ourselves to the latest leg wear.

    Loving fashion and staying in-line with whats hot doesnt mean that you have to have a huge bank balance, because nowadays the latest must-have trousers, dresses, blouses, knitwear, footwear, and accessories, are all available to buy online at great low prices. And trousers are no exception. No wardrobe is complete without key pieces of denim, chino trousers that can be dressed up or down, and now, super-glamorous and ultra-elegant palazzo trousers have joined the ranks.

    So, which style for which body shape and which occasion?

    Denim
    Cigarette-style jeans are seriously fashion-forward, despite being brought to light by the likes of Kate Moss and Angelina Jolie more than a season ago. Their staying power is testament to the fact that a carefully chosen pair can flatter, flirt, and fizz at just about any occasion, and when youve found a pair you love, youll want to buy them in every single colour! Choose these skinny jeans in mink or beige to be bang on trend.

    Mid-blue wash denim has been all over the catwalks, and all over seriously stylish celebrities, and you can join in simply by investing in some affordable jeans, shorts, or playsuits for a super cool classic look for day or night.

    Trousers
    Palazzo trousers are perfect for a seamless transition from day to night. Buy a black pair and wear them to work with a crisp white fitted shirt and transform into a night-time goddess by switching your white shirt for a sheer blouse in peach or black. Always wear your palazzo trousers with skyscraper heels to give the illusion that your legs go on for miles and miles!

    Chino trousers fall into the bracket of must-have items, simply because they make getting dressed for any occasion so easy! Chinos in beige, navy, and stone will give you the basis for any great outfit, whether you wear them with a belt, blouse and brogues for a chic office look, or you glam them up with a pair of suede wedges and a sheer blouse, youll always look stylish and feel fabulous.

    Harem pants come in all shapes and sizes, so make sure you choose the right style in the right material for the right look. Belted harem trousers worn with stilettos are a sure-fire way to look sassy on a night out, and theyre equally as good for slouching around in when you get home.

    So there really is something for everyone and every occasion, youve just got to know where to look to get a great bargain on all fashion-forward items.

  • June 22, 2017 /  Catwalk & Stylish
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    Catwalk, this term itself represents something glamorous involving many people to make an event magnificent. Fashion shows are the places that demands catwalk. The world’s longest catwalk is always on hits in London. The world’s longest catwalk was held recently some 4 months ago. To be precise it was the month of September. This was considered to be the longest catwalk ever that has launched to commemorate the London Fashion week initiation. The catwalk is a relay created by House of Fraser that was held from Land’s End to John O’ Groats. This show expects the models to begin their walk on a fine Monday and predicted to walk for a total of 382 hours.

    The world’s longest catwalk refers to the walking hours and in this they had to pass the baton in particular places such as outside Natural History Museum and Venue of the fashion week of London. The London Fashion week is hype and the model Lisa Omand’s work includes the campaign walked in the Sunday Times Style and Elle. The approaching end of this way of walking is given a fashionable touch. The models pass the baton to another glamour waiting and the model Lisa Onysko graced the Faberge catwalks by continuing walking towards John O’Groats. This catwalk is a combination of volunteers, models and house of Fraser staff. This catwalk pursues through the night and is not expected to stop for snow or rain and this is the beauty of this world’s longest catwalk. This catwalk is done on different routes taking to some of the prominent places such as landmarks namely, Stone Hedge, Edinburgh castle and the Angel of the North. All these places are taken for catwalk to give a taste of the glamour.

    This world’s longest catwalk comprises a group of 111 fashion models walking a complete long length of 1.111 km catwalk. This is built in the Seacon square shopping centre parking lot, Thailand and Sri Nakarin Road. Victoria’s secret catwalk is pretty long, but is not as long as the world’s longest catwalk of the London fashion week. You can se various models, house of Fraser staff, volunteers walking great distances non-stop for day and night. This is enjoyed by the viewers as they get an opportunity to see the glamorous models catwalking openly without any interference of pass holders. This gives even the models an occasion to show their presence, style of catwalk and their confidence.

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  • June 17, 2017 /  Catwalk & Stylish
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    Do you have passion in decorating your home? How often do you change the decorations in your home? What type of home decors do you usually use? In decorating you home, its better to use colourful decors so it would be very attractive to the eye. But dont use so many colours up to the extent that it would look distracting instead of attractive. There are a lot of colourful and stylish home decors that you can buy at home stores. You could also buy them online. But before you buy them, here are some of the things that you need to consider.

    Theme: This is the first thing that you need to know for yourself before you buy. You could either choose from Western theme, Thailand, Egypt, and so on. Most of these home decors are very colourful. You could check the internet if you want to view other theme or inspired decors that you could follow or get ideas to. This may take you time since not all stores have the theme that you want. Thats why you need to choose the right stores that have the colourful home decors that you need.

    Materials: This is also another important factor to consider. You could choose the right material that would fit the theme that you want to portray in your home. You could choose from crystals, woods, metals, and ceramics. Woods are commonly use in antique theme. The downfall about crystals, its breakable. You need to be extra careful when you roam around your house to prevent breaking them. Ceramics is similar with crystals, its also breakable. Unlike wood and metal, they could last for long time and nothing to worry about breaking them unless applied with force.

    Budget: Above all, you need to consider your expenses since buying the colourful decors that you need may cost you a lot of money. These decors are not cheap even if there are decors for sale but you could only get them during holidays where most marketers offer discounts. But if on regular season, you cannot avail any discounts.

  • June 11, 2017 /  Catwalk & Stylish
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    Quite a few brands come to mind when one thinks of lifestyle and surf wear Animal Clothing, Quicksilver and Billabong Clothing. These brands cater to women, men, girls and boys and even toddlers! With both summer and winter ranges available, there is something to wear to suit all your needs throughout the year.
    All three brands started off with surfers chasing a dream or doing something different to improve their surfing. Quicksilver was formed in the late 60s early 70s by two Australian surfers in UK who devised an innovative surfing trunk. Billabong was established in 1973 in Australia by a surfer who designed durable and well-priced board shorts. These two brands are now leaders in surf wear across the world.

    Animal History –

    Animal started in UK in 1987, when two surfers who were always frustrated with losing their watches during surfing devised a durable watch strap, which they sold to fellow surfers. Following this success, Animal was born and upgraded to making watches that would be able to endure all sorts of extreme sports such as snowboarding, skateboarding, windsurfing and mountain biking. With its popularity, Animal clawed its way into the fashion world relatively quickly and is now well known for its clothing and accessories range.
    Animal Clothing is one of the worlds favoured lifestyle brands with excellent prices, amazing quality, fantastic colours and signature designs. With its sports and lifestyle clothing and accessories, Animal appeals to sports fans such as surfers, snowboarders, skateboarders and every day shoppers as well.

    Animal Clothing –

    Animal Clothing is suitable for harsh conditions such as snow and surf. You name it – from snow jackets, pants, gloves, knit sweaters and scarves to help you combat the cold, to bikinis, swim wear and board shorts for the water – Animal has it all.
    Animal is very popular with non-sporting clothes as well, and is an essential part of everyones wardrobe. Animal Clothing supplies T-shirts, shirts, jeans, hoodies, beanies and shorts for men. Other accessories such as belts, backpacks, gloves, eyewear, flip flops, headwear, luggage and wallets are also available. Women can enjoy a wide range of Animal clothing too shorts, vest tops, skirts, dresses, jackets, knitwear and so on. Animal accessories for women include flowery luggage, boots, eyewear, flip flops, belts, bags and purses. There are many items of choice for young boys, girls and toddlers with Animal clothing. Get brightly coloured boots, T-shirts, hoodies and accessories for the kids.

  • June 1, 2017 /  Catwalk & Stylish
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    Are you interested in migrating to countries like Slovenia, Croatia, Vatican City, San Marino, Switzerland, and of course Italy? Or perhaps youd only want to stay for long periods of time there because you will have a family vacation, an international business concern, or you just simply want to go to your dream countries you want to visit.

    Regardless of your reasons of going to these countries, these countries will certainly demand you of something you yourself can benefitand that is to let you learn their official language, which happens to be Italian.

    Learning Italian language will surely make a mark when you stay to these Italian-speaking countries. Besides, Italian language itself is a melodious and charming language. Aside from its good-to-hear features, the language is also very easy to learn. With the persistent attitude and decisive mindset, youll be fluently reading, speaking, writing, and understanding Italian language in no-time!

    When you prefer in learning Italian language since you have future plans in traveling or staying to Italian-speaking countries, you also include making your lifestyle become Italian as well. Do you know that Italy, an obvious Italian-speaking country, is a world leader in manufacturing, import-export activities, in an extensive range of fashion articles, in interior and furniture design, automobiles and motor cycles, and other commercial activities? In fact, the language in itself is very important for students of art, music, law, European history and archaeology. Very interesting, isnt it?

    A person who learns Italian language actually embraces an Italian lifestyle when they get to travel to Italy and other countries. One basic process that makes this possible is that the Italian language schools will really arrange the necessary things a learner concerns. From the lessons and knowledge he will acquire in school to the itemized need in his accommodation, the Italian language schools make sure that the learners lifestyle contributes to his language learning progress.

    So, have you decided in learning Italian language yet? Make your decision today and be inspired to embrace the Italian lifestyle just by simply learning Italian language!

  • May 30, 2017 /  Catwalk & Stylish
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    The life of every swinger is filled with passion, excitement and love. These people live a liberal lifestyle without any restriction. They follow their day to day activities and enjoy swinging pleasures. The European, Portugal and American swingers take full advantage of the liberal practice and enjoy their life to the fullest.

    However, there are certain cultural differences in the lifestyle of European swingers. The European swingers are more explicit than their American counterparts. They speak about their fantasies and relish them without any fear. This happened because Europeans accepted the swinging lifestyle much before the Americans. Hence, they are highly experimental about their sexuality and sensuality.

    The lifestyle of European swinger is a bit different from average Europeans. All the Europeans have similar standard of living and choices. However, the life of swingers is filled with all the more excitement. Their sexual lives are truly enthralling and satisfying. It relieves them from mental and physical pressures and brings uninterrupted happiness in their lives.

    The European swingers can be swinging couples or singles. They are open to several sexual activities. They experiment with different aspects of the lifestyle and gage their compatibility in the particular act. This helps them to learn about the sensual side of their personality. They also join swinger clubs and parties to meet people with similar viewpoint.

    Moreover, European swingers are least interested in swinger games. They jump onto swinger activities as soon as they develop a comfort level with other swingers. They don’t believe in wearing explicit attires to woe the swinger mates. The European parties are simple yet high on eroticism scale. Hence, it is believed that swinging at European party is an extreme pleasure.

    Hence, if you haven’t been to a European party then take a plunge into their lifestyle and experience the erotic side of swinging.

  • May 8, 2017 /  Catwalk & Stylish
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    As a parent, you may find it difficult when your child goes off to college. There is nothing wrong with that. Many parents find themselves in this situation. College is a big step for everyone in life and it’s great that you recognize the issue. Going off to college is a similar feeling to the first day of kindergarten or even high school. It’s just on a bigger scale.

    College is a new way of life for both sides, parents and students. It’s a big change for students and there’s a lot of emphasis placed on the student adjusting to the college lifestyle. We overlook that parents need to adjust as well. It’s not always easy for the parent to send their child off to college. How the parent responds can be a huge impact on how the student adapts to their new lifestyle.

    The biggest change is the students living on their own. They won’t have mom or dad to remind them to do their homework or clean their room or make the student’s food. All that lies within the responsibilities of the student. Now, the parent can choose to help influence the student’s lifestyle once he/she is away. You can act like a sideline coach to help push them in the right direction.

    In sports, the coach is always on the sidelines directing players to the ultimate goal: to win. The coach can’t play for them, that lies with the players. Your role as college parent will be similar to this. You need to be able to “coach” the student to adjust, just as a coach wills his players to victory. The most important thing for a parent is to trust their student. They need to believe that their student can make the commitments to adapt to college life.

    The coach’s role is not on the field but his present is essential on the sidelines. The coach acts as a guide, telling players what to do and to make any adjustments when something is wrong. They encourage when the players succeeds and teach them a lesson when they fall short.

    Coaches play a huge role in every athlete. Even the professional athletes need their coaches to help guide them along the way. Coaches don’t have a physical presence during games, but they can influence the outcome in many ways. This role of a coach is important in the student/parent relationship during college. Your student may or may not have problems adjusting to college. As long as they have their “coach” to guide them, it can go a long way.

  • May 4, 2017 /  Catwalk & Stylish
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    Increasingly there is an awareness of the ecological aspect of gift giving, both on an individual level, and by companies who are anxious to incorporate sustainability as a part of their gift giving. We are often asked to supply eco gifts, and find it is not difficult to find suitable gifts, but it may take a little extra thought.

    This does not mean adopting a tie-dyed hippy approach, but instead a little consideration to find stylish yet more sustainable gifts. We have all experienced one of those other gifts at some time. Multi layered packaging, which eventually reveals a clam-shell like plastic casing, which in turn protects its treasure of some cheaply made item which barely lasts past Christmas. All which will find its way to the nearest landfill before long.

    There are many ways to give more eco friendly gifts. Five of the key considerations are:

    Shop locally.
    If you are supplying a locally made gift, you will not be adding additional transportation miles to the finished product. You are also in a position to know more about the environmental stance and reputation of the manufacturer as regards pollution, recycling etc.

    Buy quality.
    Cheaply made products inevitably do not last, requiring replacement sooner and creating more waste. The recipient and the environment will appreciate your good judgment in choosing a quality item instead of an alternative of inferior quality.

    Encourage environmentally sound behaviour with your gift.
    For example give a tree to be planted, or perhaps a book on gardening or environmental issues. Consider solar powered gifts, or those that can take batteries which are solar powered. Children can be enthused with gifts like a paper making kit (involving recycling of paper) or making a worm house

    Choose the most appropriate gifts you can.
    Spend time considering your recipients. Well chosen gifts will encourage their usage and retention. This makes your gift more appreciated, and less likely to make a quick journey to the landfill. Consider artisan hand made gifts. These may be more unique, and can have more appeal on an emotional level, and therefore be retained longer. They may also be better made than a mass manufactured alternative, and therefore will last longer.

    Consider the materials your gift is made with, and packed in.
    Are there more natural materials or even recycled options available? Is there a more natural packaging alternative, for example woven flax gift baskets, jute bags or wooden boxes made from sustainably harvested pine trees with wood shavings.

    With a little thought and consideration of environmental impact, your gifts can be both stylish and sustainable.

    We are happy to help with advice, and you should not hesitate to ask your gift retailer for more information, which will encourage more stocking of environmentally sound products.

    You will find more information on the Eco Gifts: Eco Friendly Gifts section of our website.

  • April 23, 2017 /  Catwalk & Stylish
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    Life is for living, yet for so many, it means being tied down to a job, stuck in one place, one holiday per year if you’re lucky, and then only for a few weeks. And to save money you visit relatives so you can save on accommodation! Sound familiar. We’ve all done it.

    Well it’s time to get out of the boring, dull and monotonous routine and start living. Time to break through the barriers that hold you back. Time to start putting your dreams into action and your goals into reality!

    And here’s how to make it happen.

    Rule number one – Get Started!

    It’s no good talking about it, thinking about it, wishing for it or waiting for someone else to make it happen. If you want it all, you have to do it all, simple as that.

    Stop comparing someone else’s life with your own, and wishing yours was better. Make it better. That’s what a lifestyle without boundaries is all about. And anyone can do it, you just have to get started.

    Doing the same thing the same way, year in year out will not get you the results you want. You need change. You need a different direction, and you need action.

    As the saying goes “Actions speak louder than words”. And how true it is. Talking about a better life won’t get you one, but putting a plan into action will.

    Rule number 2 – Keep At It.

    So many people make the decision to change, stick at it for a month or maybe even a year, but as soon as it gets too hard they give up. If you want it all, if you want a lifestyle without boundaries, you can not be a quitter. Quitting is not an option, and you must be prepared to take the word quit out of your vocabulary if you are ever going to be successful and achieve your goals.

    Finally rule number 3 – Don’t Let Others Drag You Back.

    The road to where you want to go won’t be a smooth one, let’s be practical. There will be bumps, twists and turns. But you must stay on the track if you want to finish the journey. So be prepared, there will be plenty of people trying to pull you back. They will offer all sorts of advice, they will tell you things like “you can’t do that” or “it will never work”. Just remember, the ones who tell you, you can’t, are the ones who don’t do it themselves! And they have no business interrupting those of us who are.

    To live a lifestyle without boundaries, to have freedom, time and money to really enjoy life, to provide for your family is there for anyone who makes the decision to do it. And with the persistence to see it through you will enjoy a lifestyle far beyond your dreams.

  • April 22, 2017 /  Catwalk & Stylish
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    Born Agnes Hollins in the North of England, Agyness Deyne worked in a chip shop before becoming one of Britain’s hottest models. Fashion designer Henry Holland grew up with her and remains her best friend, I used to buy my chips from her every Friday, he admits, When we were about 14 she was a bit of a scally, but she always got loads of attention.

    A Distinctive Beauty
    Tall and androgynous with a shock of platinum blonde hair, Deyne’s distinctive look is reminiscent of Edie Sedgwick. Her position as one the UK’s most exciting models was confirmed by an appearance on the cover of Italian Vogue in November 2006, followed by American Vogue in May 2007 and British Vogue in June 2007.

    Britain’s biggest Fashion hope?
    Deyne has appeared in high profile advertising campaigns for the likes of Armani, Burberry, Cacharel and Mulberry, appearing as the face of the latter alongside the legendary Karen Elson. She is also the face of Henry Holland’s renowned House of Holland label.

    A naturally photogenic girl, she has been photographed by some impressive talent, including Bruce Weber and Mario Testino. Lively and dramatic, she is particularly fond of the more theatrical shows and shoots. The results of which can be seen in her wonderfully outlandish work for both John Galliano and Vivienne Westwood.

    Deyne’s striking looks have also proven to be a hit on the catwalk. While Giles Deacon cites her as his favourite model, she also walked most of the major Spring/Summer 2007 catwalks, including those by Luella Bartley, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Zac Posen, Michael Kors and more.

    Life off the Catwalk
    Effortlessly cool, Deyne’s personal style will also have every fashionista drooling. Playfully punk, she thinks nothing of teaming masculine brogues with a delicate dress and colourful tights. She’s also a fan of leggings, bold prints and eye-catching make up, all of which will be winging their way onto the high street as Deyne cements her reputation as a style icon.

    Her boyfriend, Josh Hubbard, plays in Indie band The Paddingtons and Deyne admits that she too would have liked to pursue a career in music. She cites her favourite bands as the Moldy Peaches, X Ray Spex, Jeffrey Lewis and of course, The Paddingtons.

    The next Kate Moss?
    An ardent tea drinker, she is tipped to be the next Kate Moss and she is certainly becoming the brightest star in British fashion. Christopher Kane, a London-based fashion designer, is just one of the fashion industry insiders who believe Agyness could be the next big thing. He said: Every decade, there is a girl of the moment and, right now, that moment belongs to Agyness.”