Being Daring With Fashion

When it comes to fashion, it would be nice to have a style that is universally accepted. However, not everyone can play it safe. There are those that may feel restricted by what is accepted. Therefore, they may feel the need to experiment and break free from the norm. As a matter of fact, it is very important for there to be at least one person that challenges the norms. Otherwise, there would be no changes in the types of clothes for sale. Unfortunately, very few people are willing to step out of their comfort zone out of fear of ridicule.

 

There are benefits to actually stepping out of one’s comfort zone. For one thing, the person might achieve a similar effect to Janelle Monae. She has went with what she felt would work for her. This resulted in a lot of compliments. Among one of them was a remark on how she is out of her world. Her dress is inspired by her role in Hidden Figures. Women are encouraged to branch out when it comes to fashion. They get to explore many different styles, colors, and outfits.

 

Of course there is the other end of being daring which is ridicule. This is more likely to occur with men in that if they look more than just slight different, this will raise a lot of questions. This has been the case for more than a century with the Victorian era. Men had to “play the game” so to speak during those times. However, that is starting to change for men. Designers are starting to experiment outside the boundaries of menswear. The only thing is that men have to pick it up. in order for it to stick. A man could lead a horse to water, but the horse has to drink it.

Getting Comfortable With Vintage Styles

People who are into fashion know that there are as many styles as their are people. When it comes to styles, people do not have to keep up with the current trends. After all, these trends can be pretty sloppy. A better option is to look towards vintage styles. When people go vintage, they tend to find ways to stand out in the crowd. There are many vintage styles to choose from. One example of this type of style is Natalie Portman’s 60’s dress worn at the Golden Globes. Natalie was fresh off of her role as Jackie Kennedy when she wore the yellow dress. That is one good example of vintage styles.

 

There are plenty of other vintage styles that people could wear. There are people that use styles from the 70s, 80s, and other eras. However, one does not have to be strict to any of these styles. There are ways to be creative in using looks from different eras to craft one’s own style. One can do it in a neat and well coordinated way. One could even go all out and be sloppy. The most important thing is that the individual is satisfied with the look he put together.

 

Fortunately, there are plenty of stores that sell vintage styles. It is easy to find clothing that is inspired by past eras. Also, a common occurrence in fashion are returning trends. There are trends returning from decades of absence. The most important thing is to branch out and look into different stores. At the same time, there is nothing wrong with having a favorite store to default to. If the store has the style of desire, then it is a great place to shop .

 

Looking Into The World Of Fashion

The world of fashion is a very intimidating world for a lot of people. For one thing, people often don’t know where to begin with clothing. There are many different ideas on what is considered stylish. The magazines seem to have a narrow view. Often times, people believe they have to spend tons of money in order to get some really good looking clothes. At the same time, there are a lot of companies that offer plenty of affordable alternatives. Even then, some people who have dived into the world of fashion may wish for more creativity.

 

Fortunately, people can get more creativity when they visit the runway shows. Among the shows that can’t be missed are New York Fashion Week and Los Angeles Fashion Week. These events are where designers show off some of their latest designs. Some designers are rather conservative as they stick with the tried and true. Other designers are more daring as they push the boundaries of what is acceptable. Either way, people who visit these shows will likely enjoy their time. They get to check out the good, the bad, and the weird in new creations.

 

People that look into fashion will have a whole new world open up to them. They will gain ideas on how they can dress themselves. With the right creativity, people can come up with outfits that are not only unique, but pleasing to look at. One thing that stylish people realize is that they don’t have to keep up with the trends. At the same time, they don’t avoid an item because it is trendy. If they see an item they like, they will buy it. Fashion week shows are great places to look at some of the best looking outfits.

 

Top Mag Covers Still Excluding Women Of Color, Despite More Fashion Inclusion

If you were hoping to see more diversity in 2016 when it came to fashion magazine covers, then maybe 2017 will be a better year.

 

The world of high fashion has made excellent strides in the last few years, especially in plus-size fashion inclusion. Featuring beautiful women of color to grace these covers is still behind though, according to theFashionSpot.com.

 

The organization watches how the style arena is performing all year long, but apparently, major publications like Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue Paris, Vogue Russia and Love Magazine got a failing score. Not one of these top magazines put a non-white woman on a cover this year.

 

Yet, the fashion insiders have started to welcome models of a larger size into their style club. British Vogue has been receiving plenty of applause for featuring plus-size beauty Ashley Graham on its soon to be released January 2017 cover issue. However, the famous UK mag let readers down by displaying only one woman of color for its 2016 issues, and that was superstar Rihanna.

 

Some encouraging news, US actress and Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o graced the covers of five fashion publications. In addition, designer and rap superstar Kanye West put all the veteran designers to shame. West’s Yeezy Season Four fashion show was recognized once again as the most diverse show of the four major fashion weeks around the globe. He used 97 percent models of color on the runway.

 

TheFashionSpot.com does a lot of homework in putting together its detailed diversity report.

 

 

 

Mariah And MAC: All About The Pretty And Glittery Holiday Makeup Collection

Let’s be downright honest; Mariah doesn’t do anything unless it’s grande and major. To prove our point, you must check out superstar Mariah’s collaboration with MAC Cosmetics and her new collection. The 23-piece line is be-dazzled to diva standards in glittery eye shadows, sparkly lipsticks and much more.

 

MAC and Mariah, it’s a winning combination, and the singer’s holiday beauty collection is going on sale online starting Dec. 8 and in retail stores Dec. 15. The line will be available through Jan. 26. Mariah is excited to bring her glam signature makeup style to her worldwide fans, and that stunning photo is too much! The sexy songstress has delivered amazing MAC print ads, lying on a bed of dazzling diamonds and sparkling from head-to-toe. You can check out the diva bling here.

 

Silver glitter and metallic gold feature prominently on Mariah’s special holiday makeup collection. Beauty reporters have been raving about the singer’s all-over body sparkle, appropriately named “Touch My Body” from her famous hit. If you enjoy luminous shimmer, then you will adore Mariah’s glittery cosmetics collection. The line also offers liquid eyeliner, lip pencils, lip glasses, false lashes (only $18) and makeup brushes.

 

The diva’s glam MAC lip colors also include a butterfly image stamped into her lipsticks and come in elegant gold tubes. It’s a rich looking makeup line full of luxurious makeup products. Any of her 23-piece collection would make for spectacular gifts at the holidays. Hint-hint, everybody. We want some of these now.

 

 

Waterproof Converse Sneakers: It’s A Beautiful Thing

Puddles, snow, mud and blinding blizzards all require proper shoes and boots, ones that maintain dry feet. Iconic brand Converse is launching its gorgeous new Counter Climate collection of waterproof trainers. It’s exciting news, and the look is a good one. Why didn’t anyone think of that years ago?

 

Some of the tough and enduring materials for the new sneakers include water-repellent canvas, rubber and leather and waterproof neoprene. The styles offer a great variety in unisex and also men’s and women’s waterproof Converses. In addition, the sneakers really do keep your toes dry and “snuggly.” The proof is in the pudding.

 

Take a peek at this YouTube video by SneakerTalk. They put a pair of white Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star 2 Lows to the test. In fact, the demonstrator runs an open faucet of water all over these new waterproof Converses and watches in glee, as water just keeps rolling off the sneakers. Yes, the sneakers are dry to the touch, and it’s quite incredible to see.

 

The Counter Climate collection can be purchase through Nike online. The colors are also quite appealing. For instance, the Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star Rubber Chelsee is available in shades like Polar, Red, Bitter Lemon and Black.

 

The new Converse waterproof sneakers are rugged and able to withstand any kind of nasty weather your travels take you. These beauties also offer unique heat reflective barriers to help keep feet warm.

 

Everyone needs at least one pair of waterproof sneakers.

 

 

Put The Pom Pom Atop Your Head and Stay Warm This Fall/Winter

You’re either going to love this fashion trend or probably despise it, but whatever you think, consider the pom pom, ladies.

 

That’s right; the cute fluffy ball was all over the runways, adding a classic whimsy to the fall/winter fashion trends. Knitwear hats adorned with pom poms are really big this season and best of all, affordable.

 

Shops like Forever21 are wild about the look. We found 32 adorable pom pom hats in several styles at the popular fashion site.

 

At Forever21, the most expensive pom pom hat was $17.90 in an elegant, burgundy floppy felt style. The cheapest one was just $5.99 on sale. As you can see, these are super affordable and super adorbs.

 

Some of the other styles we found were colorful pom pom knit hats in beanie style, faux leather cap, French beret, owl trapper and veiled beanie. There are also cable knits, stripes, sequins, ribbed and marled knits and graphic, too.

 

Pom Pom hats seem to invoke a youthful playfulness and are perfect for when the weather gets cold, windy and crazy. The trend started picking up steam last autumn, and now it’s even more popular with bigger pom poms to boot. Other shopping sites that are featuring the hat trend include Asos, Topshop, Urban Outfitters and Zara.

 

Celebrities also dig wearing a cute and sometimes goofy pom pom hat. Stars like Kendall Jenner, Beyonce, Jessica Biel, Ellie Goulding, Cheryl Cole, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Rihanna are just a few who like to snuggle under some pom pom knitwear.

 

Even if the style looks kind of silly, the right attitude wears the trend so well. Think of beautiful Ali MacGraw from the famous movie “Love Story” with Ryan O’Neal. The model wore a beanie pom pom hat and looked so stylish. It’s a 70s vibe that has a cozy, sentimental appeal and feel to it. Designers like Anna Sui, Lanvin and Agnes B. are showing it big time for Fall 2016, according to VogueItalia.com.

 

Don’t worry, because you can wear a pom pom hat. We can all wear one, because they define cuteness.

 

 

 

Denim Overalls And Jumpsuits Hot Trend And Celebs Showing Them Off

Even though leggings and active wear are outselling denim these days, we still find it hard to believe that jeans would ever go out of style. Denim is beautiful on everyone of all ages, and the sizzling trend of the moment are jeans designed in overalls and jumpsuits.

 

Before you scream, that is so 1970s, relax and read on.

 

Celebrities have been rockin’ this modern style for a few weeks now, and the fashion must is ideal for all shapes and sizes. Denim overalls and jumpsuits are casual chic, in addition to being super comfy and versatile for many occasions.

 

Model Christie Brinkley and model daughter Sailor Brinkley-Cook are loving denim overalls with their cute sneakers and simple white tees. Of course, the two look like sisters, as ageless Christie displays her amazing youthful looks in a pair of overalls from head-to toe, while Sailor sports the overall shorts version. Their coordinated denim ensembles look fresh and modern, from age 18 to 62, in this case.

 

Top Chef hostess Padma Lakshmi is also into the denim fashion trend, as she headed out the door in New York City holding hands with her adorable daughter Krishna. Both ladies were wearing sleeveless denim jumpsuits in the scorching city heat and looking absolutely chic and polished. Padma’s was a cropped version she teamed with green platform heels, while Krishna’s denim featured a onesie playsuit with cute ballerina flats.

 

Even Jennifer Lopez has been strutting her famous curves in the denim jumpsuit trend with a fitted, retro style and wide legs.

 

Denim overalls and jumpsuits elongate the body, letting every women look taller and sleeker.

 

Artist “Grows” Mushroom Leather to Sprout Beautiful Fashion and Accessories

This might sound like the craziest idea ever, but darn it, it is real and authentic and might just become your next ostrich-like leather wallet.

 

The world has always been in love with the softness, beauty and durability of real cow’s leather. However, there is the cruelty factor when you consider the eventual slaughter of these magnificent creatures. So, artist Phil Ross has found a better way which is kinder to animals and the environment.

 

Ross’ company is called Mycoworks, and what they basically do is grow leather-like material from the dense root structure of mushrooms. It’s an unbelievable process that will yield stunning works of fashion for clothing and accessories in the near future. The mushroom skins can be created or manipulated to mimic expensive leathers like ostrich, cow and snake, and no animals were harmed during the procedure.

 

Even more fascinating is the organic incubation technology itself. For instance, while the mushroom skin is growing, one could add zippers or other hardware right into the hide. Because mushroom skin is an organic fiber, it also breathes like conventional leathers and feels great with a similar texture.

 

It’s pretty genius and a cool example of a simple fungus found in the dirt coupled with the advancement of science and technology. The company explains it like this:

 

“MycoWorks is building a better world with nature’s best tools.”

 

Mycoworks designed their first mushroom leather wallet, and it is quite a handsome accessory. No one would ever guess that it weren’t real leather, except for maybe the artist himself Phil Ross.

 

Mycoworks is definitely a brand to keep watching in the fashion future.

 

How Shopping And Fashion Can Improve Self Image

If there is one thing that is underrated, it is the effect that fashion has on the person’s feelings towards him or herself. This goes beyond the conventional ideas of dressing well. The more important aspect of fashion for the person is in buying what that one person wants for his or herself. There are a lot of unconventional items that could actually help people feel better about themselves and their lives. They could also find something unique that people will also enjoy. They will then be encouraged to live a happier life with their fashionable choices.

 

The best way that one could feel better about himself is that he does not worry about what others think about him and what he wears. This opens up all possibilities for him to find some new items that he could enjoy throughout the day. As he experiments with the different styles available, he will also get to feel the fabric of the clothes that he tries on in order to help him determine what he likes. As a result, he will get to feel like he is worth something when he finds an outfit that fits him well and brings out all of his best attributes.

 

He doesn’t have to worry about trends. Trends come and go. Also, he could start a new trend with the type of clothes that he wears. One thing that could help with fashion is the confidence that comes with it. At the same time, fashion can also boost one’s confidence when he makes sure that he is wearing the clothes that he likes and not allow people to dictate the trends that he should follow. This allows a lot of room for creativity. With the right clothes, one is going to find himself able to take on different aspects of life.