Young girls today are so conscious of their looks from top to bottom. There are also women who make it a point to keep track of the fashion trends so they won’t go out of style.[Read more…]
The Most Sought After Jobs In Fashion
Working in the fashion industry is a glamorous profession because you’re in the center of creativity and beauty. But working in fashion does not diminish the fact that it is a challenging career.
Here are some of the most in-demand jobs in fashion: [Read more…]
Fast Fashion Blog Promotion
If it is, then I won’t be surprised if you have your own blog dedicated to fashion. Whether your fashion blog be dedicated to the latest trends that have caught your eye or the numerous fashion faux pas we can’t help but laugh about, I’m sure you’ll appreciate having more readers to share your passion for fashion with.
If you need help getting more readers to visit your fashion blog, I would recommend signing up for Blog Search Engine’s services. Blog Search Engine is a web portal that can help your promote your blog by indexing your blog making it searchable to their users, posting a back link (helpful to your SEO efforts) to your blog, and writing a review on your blog. You can avail of their service for $14.99, which can be paid via Paypal. You can also opt to upgrade your package to get more visibility, not just on the web portal itself but thru links from the different blogs that belong to their blog network. You can even become the featured blog for a certain period, depending on the package you opt for.
By promoting your blog, you can be sure that fellow fashionistas will find the hidden gem that is your blog. Of course, don’t expect your blog to remain a secret once the word is out. Just remember to have some good and fresh content on your blog ready for your new stream of visitors so that you don’t end up wasting your efforts in promoting your blog.
Image Credit: Fashion Blog and Blog Search Engine
Greenlandic Fashion: Ethically Harvested Sealskin
Ethical fashion does not necessarily mean goodbye to animal skin and fur. It does mean though that you have to be discriminating in choosing the clothes that you buy to ensure that none of the animal skin and fur used to trim the clothing come from poached animals.
One way you can fuse your love for fashion and exotic sealskin is by buying your clothes directly from Greenland. While there is a ban on the use of sealskin all over Europe, you can shop to your heart’s content for clothes that use sealskin in Greenland without any guilt since the ban does not include Greenlandic sealskin.
Using Greenlandic sealskin is ethically acceptable because none of the seals that provide the skin were killed for the purpose of harvesting the skins itself. The seals are captured and shot in the wild for food, with the harvest of their skin considered only as a secondary reason, after all why waste perfectly good skin?
Two of the rather popular designers in Greenland are the mother and daughter team of Rita and Nickie Isaksen of Isaksen Design. Proud of their heritage, they always manage to incorporate their culture into their designs, not just through their choice of colors, but also with the use of ethically harvested sealskins. Their use of the sealskins is also very smart, using them mostly as accents to make an otherwise plain piece pop. Their Autum/Winter 2011 collection focuses on comfort and functionality using muted grays, blacks, browns, with white and red accents.
Image Courtesy of Isaksen Design Autumn/Winter 2011 Collection
Finding The Perfect Jeans: The Inverted Triangle
I’m not exactly what you would a call a jeans person, unlike some of my friends who practically live in theirs and own literally hundreds of pairs. At this stage in my life, I have about 4 pairs in my closet (the ones pre- my last pregnancy are folded up in storage in the hopes the one day….), two blue (one dark with lighter stiching, one my all-round comfy Levis), one white (not used very often), one black (I got this soon after having the baby, so its fit now is very odd) and one “skinny”. With all that skinny-jean craziness last year, the consumer victim that I am, I purchased a pair that I have to say I never liked much. Why? It was so darn uncomfortable!
So when I found the “Jeans That Fit” videos in Video Jug (love that site!), I was pleased to find that the reason skinny jeans and I never meshed was because I was an “inverted triangle” and the big rule of that is :“No Skinny Jeans!”. Aha!
In the video, Natasha from the The Blue Jeans Bar in L.A. shares her jeans expertise, giving three simple tips for each body type. For me, the inverted triangle, which pretty much means I am top heavy, with broad shoulders and slim below, here’s what she said:
1. CUT: go for wide leg, boot cut, low rise, contoured waist
2. COLOUR: go for whiskering/ distressed fromt area to widen hips, lighter wash and fading in the knee area.
3. STYLE: go for stiching in the front pockets, cuffs to draw the eye down and balance the look.
and of course, the rule of : No Skinny Jeans!
Other body types featured on the videos are the apple, pear, boyish and hourglass shapes. Watch and learn!