The Importance of Thick Skin and Confidence With Fashion

For people that use fashion for purposes other than conformity, it is important to have a thick skin and confidence. If one is not looking exactly the same as others, then he is going to be vulnerable to attention that is not necessarily positive. For one thing, there will be a lot of questions that people are going to throw at him. Women will go through similar things with fashion choices. If they dare to be different even beyond what they are allowed, then they are going to be under a lot of fire.

 

One example of someone who has had to answer some nasty remarks was Amy Schumer. She had to go through some body shaming because of the photos she has released on the web with her in a bathing suit. However, she has fired back with a remark that defended her right to wear what she wants. One common theme is that women are often shamed for wearing what they want. One thing that should be considered is that if fashion is self expression, then shaming someone for wearing what she wants is censorship. After all, it is everyone’s right to wear what they want so that they can express who they really are.

 

One of the glaring issues in society that people face is the search for acceptance. Many people are in need of self acceptance more than other forms of acceptance. One of the best ways to discover their own sense of self worth is by wearing the clothes they like.

 

Men’s Fashion is Gaining the Opportunity For Self Expression

It is common for people to say that fashion is about self expression. For women, it has always been true. However, men have had a limited selection in fashion. Therefore, there was no room for self expression. Men had no choice but to conform. This type of uniform so to speak has left a lot to be desired while women have gotten to enjoy all of the variety in their expression. While there have been periods where men’s fashion has started to see some exciting variety like in the 70s, it has gone back to the dull and drab for many reasons.

 

Among the reasons that there have been such a limit to what men can wear is that masculinity has been put into a tight rope. Even in cases where there was something out of the norm, if any man dared to try to rock that style, he was met with a lot of ridicule and hostility by his peers. Fortunately, there is getting to be a change in outlooks when it comes to masculinity. There are slowly getting to be more accepted forms of men’s fashion. There are stores that are selling men’s clothes that are outside of the norm of men’s fashion.

 

The latest release in men’s fashion is known as the men’s rompers. These have become among the most talked about items in men’s fashion. The reaction to these items are wide in variety. While some women are excited that men are getting something other than suits, ties, jeans and t-shirts, there are people who find this to be another unfortunate trend that is breaking masculinity into pieces.

 

10 Years Later And Kardashian/Jenner Sisters Leave Longtime Stylist Behind

Stop The reality TV presses!

 

The Kardashian and Jenner girls are re-styling, from head to toe. That’s right; the famous television ladies are looking for new stylists because their longtime pro Monica Rose is moving on. Rose has become super busy these days, especially with choosing glam looks for Gigi Hadid, Chanel Iman, Kaia Gerber and Chrissy Teigen and other a-list stars.

 

That’s alright with the K and J sisters because they are looking for new fashion looks after a decade with Rose as their main fashionista queen. The sisters will not hire one stylist, but the girls will choose their own and go from there. Rose first met the famous K-family from Kalabasas when she styled with Kim for a 2007 Complex cover shoot. Then Rose began styling the family of sisters.

 

No word yet from Kim or Kylie and the others, but Monica Rose is talking and keeping it general, saying she has been “blessed” to be working with amazing girls. Rose was responsible for the sexy, peek-a-boo looks, sequin minis and tons of chokers in the past that have made the Kardashians and Jenners part of the head-turning fashion set.

 

Khloe last worked with the L.A. stylist in March and is now collaborating with sister Kourtney’s stylist Dani Michelle. Meantime, Kendall has been linked with Marni Senofonte, who styled Beyonce for her Lemonade visual album.

 

Kim Kardashian West has been changing things up in major ways lately. First, her hair is fashion forward, which now includes a sleek lob. It will be interesting to see what Kim wears on the red carpet for the MET Gala. The 2017 theme for the huge fashion party at NYC’s Metropolitan Museum is in celebration of Japanese avant-garde designer Rei Kawakubo.

 

Maybe it’s a turn toward Kardashian modesty?

 

Never.

Making Any Body Shape Look Amazing in Clothes

No matter what body shapes you have, you can look excellent in all kinds of clothing. There are tons of body types, and we will go over these types first before talking about how each of them can look great in different clothing types.

 

Body types

 

First, there’s the pear-shaped body. Those who have pear-shaped bodies tend to have larger hips and smaller waists and shoulders. The hips and butt will be larger, so this means that you should accentuate your smaller waist and thinner shoulders. This can be done perfectly with A-line skirts and dresses.

 

There is also a body shape called the apple body shape. This is for people who tend to carry most their weight around the middle. They may have a small butt and small shoulders along with a small chest. Some people who have the apple shape will have a large chest. If you have a small chest, you’ll want to create the illusion of having a larger chest with low-cut tops. Cleavage won’t be a problem for you.

 

If you have a large chest, don’t wear crewneck tops or turtlenecks, but also don’t wear tops that are too low. This will make your cleavage stick out too much. Just like the other type of apple shape with the small chest, you’ll want to accentuate your waist and create the illusion of a small waist.

 

Finally, there are stick thin shapes. If you have a stick thin shape, you may struggle with looking curvy. For this reason, don’t choose fabrics and clothing that hugs your body. Instead, you’ll want to create the illusion of curves by wearing clothing items that have more flow to them. By doing all of these things and matching your body shape to specific types of clothing, you look great in any outfit.

 

Oops! Are You Inadvertently Ruining Your Clothes?

If you have clothing items that you hope to keep for a long time, you naturally want to take good care of them. But many people are inadvertently ruining their clothing items in several different ways.

 

First, many people dry clean clothes too often. Dry cleaning is absolutely necessary for certain materials and some types of delicate clothing. But if you get your dry-clean-only clothing dry cleaned more than necessary, you could be wearing down the fabric and causing premature decay of your clothes.

 

Next, some people aren’t dry cleaning their clothes enough! In other words, they aren’t washing clothes that should be going to the dry cleaners in their washing machines at home or at the Laundromat. When a clothing item says that it is dry clean only, you need to follow this guidance. It’s there for a good reason, and washing your clothes at home can be detrimental to the overall structure of those items. Furthermore, you shouldn’t even be washing dry-clean-only clothing at home on the delicate cycle. Again, professional dry cleaning is absolutely necessary for specific types of materials.

 

Lastly, many people use iron settings that are too hot. This can ruin thin and delicate material that may melt or become misshapen when strong heat is applied. Always keep your iron on a low setting at first. If you need to turn the iron up to a higher setting in order to get out wrinkles and creases, you can do so, but don’t start on the absolute highest setting possible.

 

Make sure to heed all of the warnings tags on in the inside of your clothing. By doing these things, you will keep your nice clothing looking good for as long as possible so that you don’t have to go shopping for new clothes every single season!

 

Top Accessory Trends for This Spring

With spring around the corner, it’s time to start shopping for new and fun styles. Here are the top accessories that you’ll definitely want to have in your closet this spring.

 

1.Platform shoes

 

You probably don’t see platform shoes too much during the winter, but as soon as the warmer months arrive, it’s time to get out these trendsetters. Platform shoes can give you some height, and they can even also help with your posture. Plus, they’re much more comfortable than regular high heels.

 

  1. A big floppy hat

 

With the sun out, it’s time to protect your eyes and the delicate skin on your face, neck and chest. This means getting a great floppy hat to wear on long walks or to the beach.

 

  1. A cute umbrella

 

Spring means rain, so this naturally tells you that you’ll need to get a super cute umbrella for your handbag or book bag! Consider getting one that is clear for better visibility and so that people can still see you and your cute face.

 

  1. Rain boots

 

With rain coming down, an umbrella is absolutely necessary, but drain should also be in your closet! Rain boots are cute no matter what brand they are, but yellow boots beat all the others in terms of classic style.

 

  1. A comfy cardigan

 

Every girl should have a comfortable chunky cardigan to wear when it’s chilly outside but not too cold. Look for one in the neutral color like beige, brown or black.

 

You can find all of these styles and more online or at your local mall. The new season usually brings about a lot of coupons and sales as well, so make sure to embrace these as you shop. Numerous stores are also trying to get rid of their winter inventory, so you can find some great styles for next year’s winter right now too. Let’s go shopping!

 

Tommy Hilfiger Put Marvelous Miami Mansion Up For Sale

Tommy Hilfiger is legendary throughout the fashion world for his preppy, even luxurious fashions. We can now get a better glimpse into his artistic mind by seeing how he designed one of the places where he lived.

 

According to the Los Angeles Times, fashion icon Tommy Hilfiger’s home has recently placed his home for sale and listed online for all to see, and it is incredible.

 

The Golden Beach, Florida mansion carries a $29 million price tag and it is not hard to see why. His home is a piece of art itself. The 14,000 square foot mansion sits right on the oceanfront with around 100 feet of beach.

 

As if having your own ocean view is not enough, the outside is complete with an infinity pool overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

 

Moving inside, the interior is devoted to pop art. Every room filled with pop art and bright colors, and crazy furniture. The mansion itself is a work of art. After purchasing the house in 2007, Hilfiger and his wife hired world famous interior designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard to give the exterior and interior of the house a major facelift.

How fabulous does the inside look?

 

It features bathrooms with scratch and sniff wallpaper, a built in bar with disco ball hanging overhead, plenty of Mickie Mouse memorabilia, a gym, and a movie theater just to name a few amenities.

 

Tommy Hilfiger sold his iconic brand six years ago for the hefty sum of $1.6 billion and has cut down the time he spends working on fashion. With homes like these, it is easy to see why.

Saluting Military Style Fashion For Spring 2017; Getting Your Green On

Some might call it “olive drab,” but the military look is hot at the moment and carrying along through Spring/Summer 2017. Even the First Lady is inspired as Melania Trump slipped into her favorite soldier green to greet the President of Argentina and his fashionable wife.

 

Mrs. Trump made an entrance in a skirt suit by designer Joseph Altuzarra, a top New York label. The army green ensemble featured a belted blazer and matching skirt with python print piping that just hit below the knee. Both the blazer and skirt displayed large flap utility pockets in a strong look for the First Lady. She completed the outfit with a pair of knock-out pointed snake print stilettos.

 

Mrs. Trump wowed President Mauricio Macri and his spouse Julianna Awada.

 

Military style has always been a favorite, and some seasons it explodes on to the fashion runway. VersusVersace is into the olive drab and designed their collection mainly for the Millennials.

 

Versace’s military “inspo” was captured in glamorous jackets, coats, trousers, dresses, boots and tops with a focus on power and sensuality. Cool details like strong shoulders, zippers, pockets and belts give the army green an extra dose of modern appeal.

 

Fans of Melania Trump’s sophisticated style can copy her look but will have to shell out a pricey sum for the Joseph Altuzarra skirt suit. According to the label, the jacket/blazer sells for $2,995 and the skirt for $1,075.

 

To get a closer look at the blazer, the piece is selling here at NeimanMarcus and still available in U.S. sizes 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12.

 

Former First Lady Michelle Obama was applauded for often wearing design labels from the United States during President Obama’s time in office. Both first ladies are fans of Joseph Altuzarra.

 

MET Gala Pushing Fashion Envelope With Rei Kawakubo Theme

The MET Gala is “fashion’s most important party of the year,” and the fun begins on Monday, May 1st. The famous Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York City will welcome guests at the annual invitation-only fundraiser to benefit the museum’s Costume Institute.

 

The MET Gala always represents a theme, and for the 2017 event, the museum has announced that the exhibit will be dedicated to the 74-year-old avant-garde Japanese designer Ms. Rei Kawakubo:

 

The 2017 Met Gala Theme Is Comme des Garçons’s Rei Kawakubo, according to Vogue.com. That can only mean that invitees will be able to push the fashion boundaries on to the red carpet.

 

This year’s extravagant event is co-chaired by Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams and Anna Wintour. Fashion fans will be able to view the MET Gala here at Vogue’s Facebook page on Monday, May 1st, starting at 7 p.m. EDT.

 

Vogue says that viewers will see an amazing addition to the feed’s coverage this time around; the red carpet will be shot in 360 degrees for a complete fashion perspective.

 

Viewers are hoping that guests arrive in extraordinary costumes that use some of Rei Kawakubo’s signature details like exaggerated silhouettes, odd textiles, fabric volume where you least expect it and extremely bold designs. The designer is considered a futuristic pioneer who has always created clothing that was literally wearable art. Rei Kawakubo is not afraid to challenge society’s traditions and definitions of beauty and fashion.

 

Anna Wintour has made sure to open the event to famous faces in the modeling, music and acting industries. Reality television’s Kim Kardashian West and her hip-hop star husband Kanye West look forward to the gala. Kim has recently lost six pounds via the flu and says it will help her fit beautifully into her costume.

 

 

Are Cute High Heels Really Worth It?

Most women love heals, and it’s not surprising why. They make your legs look lovely. Your legs look longer, more svelte and even more muscular when you’re wearing heels. On the other hand, we all know very well that they’re not comfortable at all.

 

Why heels may be bad for you

 

First, your bones may be damaged in your feet when you wear heels. Most people don’t know this, but one fourth of the bones in your body are in your feet. If they are stressed and pushed together because of ill-fitting shoes, this could cause serious foot problems for you down the line.

 

Second, some women who have worn constricting high heels for long periods of time have actually shortened the length of their Achilles tendons. This is because of the odd angle that high heels put your Achilles tendons into when you wear high heels. Shortened Achilles tendons can contribute to shin splints, plantar fasciitis and tendinitis.

 

Next, you can actually get the nerve damage from wearing ill-fitting high heels for an extended period of time. This happens when high heels are worn too tightly and when they eventually cut off the nerve stimulation in certain areas of your feet and trigger pain and numbness in your toes.

 

Finally, inflammation may be caused by wearing high heels that are too tight or restricting.

 

How to choose comfortable heels

 

Even though heels may be slightly detrimental to your posture and joints, there are some occasions when you might want to wear them anyway. In this case, it’s simply a good idea to purchase high heels that are actually comfortable and will do the least amount of damage to your joints and feet.

 

In order to choose high heels that are comfortable and won’t make your feet hurt, look for heels that have adequate cushioning in this sole. Likewise, make sure that the heels are big enough for your feet. And finally, always try the heels on before making your final purchase. If you notice even the slightest discomfort, don’t buy them. This discomfort will only get worse as you wear the heels.