The Different Purposes Behind Fashion

One of the beautiful things about fashion is that there are many different purposes behind it. One of the most common uses of fashion is to blend in and be one of the group. After all, many people do have a fear of loneliness or being excluded. Therefore, they do everything they can to stick to convention in order to avoid ridicule and ostracism. However, there are people that dare to stand out in ways that they choose even at the risk of being kicked out of the group. Often times, these types of people have faced exclusion and have tried hard to fit in as one of the members of the group. They have decided that it is not worth it.

The beauty of fashion is that both uses are valid. For people who want to blend in with fashion, there is the idea of acceptance. However, they may not get any extra attention or admiration. For people who dare to express their own style and stand out, the risk of exclusion also comes with the possibility of admiration from others depending on how they put together their outfit.

The fashion industry does serve both groups of people. However, the people that are going to have an easier time finding clothes is the group that wants to blend in, especially if they are men. Stores like J. Crew and J.C. Penny tend to stick to convention for men. For people who want to express their own sense of style which is different from the norm, there is a need to search deeper. While there is H&M and Urban Outfitters, the best bet for men is to go online to find clothes that represent their own sense of style.

How Fashion Can Influence Dating and Romance

It’s time to accept the truth. The clothes do make the man, and the woman. Fashion can have an effect on one’s chances in finding romance. Therefore, anyone who is having trouble finding someone who is willing to spend some extra time with them only need to look at their outfit. It could be the clothes that one is wearing that can actually stand in the way of them getting a date and even a relationship. There are ways that clothing can either improve or lower the chances of being in a relationship.

One way that a person can lower his chances in getting a date is by being a slob. While one can argue that a person should not judge by appearance, they do matter. This is not to say that a man should wear a business suit or that a woman should wear a dress. However, wearing dirty or torn clothes can work against the individual in most cases. A better approach is to at least make sure that the clothes are clean and well kept. There is no need to stick to trends or go to a J. Crew location. One can even get some of the best clothes from H&M and other fast fashion stores.

There is another way that one can lower dating chances. This is actually a surprising factor. If one dresses too well, that can backfire on him as well. For one thing, he can be very intimidating. Another thing is that he can project the appearance of trying too hard. The best thing to do is give off an appearance of comfort and confidence with an outfit. People who manage that tend to have the best chances in dating.

Burberry’s Chief Designer to Leave Company in 2018

The English fashion house has announced that Christopher Bailey will step down from his position as president and chief creative designer in March 2018. Rumblings of change had set the fashion world abuzz in July when Bailey was replaced as CEO by Marco Gobetti.

In 2001, Burberry was best known for their distinctive outerwear. That all changed when Bailey arrived from Gucci to work as design director. The company began to focus more on handbags and evening wear for women and men. Soon, celebrities like Kanye West and Emma Watson were donning Burberry, and the brand began to rapidly expand. Bailey was soon promoted to creative director and became known in the fashion world for his strong, creative touch. Additionally, he also commanded the financial side of Burberry in his role as CEO. Under his leadership, Burberry began to focus more on digital platforms. He was an early champion of see-now-buy-now, the practice of buying directly from the runway through a website. Burberry stores were equipped with iPad-wielding associates who used modern technology to make their sales, and Burberry’s regional websites were consolidated into one overall site for easier access.

Many industry insiders see Bailey’s departure as a result of the company’s waning sale numbers in Asia and the Middle East. Reportedly, Burberry’s signature checked trench coat, manufactured in England, has experienced declining sales as well. Burberry’s shareholders were also reportedly opposed to Bailey’s high level of compensation. In 2014, he received a share award of £15 million, ostensibly to prevent him from leaving the company. Shareholders were quick to express their disapproval of the deal, with 52% of investors voting against the annual remuneration report that detailed Bailey’s award.

Bailey will leave the board in March 2018, but will continue to serve in an advisory position until the end of the year. This will allow him to design the Fall/Winter 2018 collection before he leaves. Burberry has also agreed to pay Bailey £3.5 million between now and March 2018.

Men’s Troubled Relationship With Fashion

As one would see, men are not supposed to be the more fashionable types. Therefore, there are fewer styles for men than women. While most men are satisfied with what they have to offer, there are some people who are aching to see some variety. Among the people that want variety are people who want to find a unique style of their own. Even when they find something that is unique for men, they are often shamed for wearing these items. For men, it is often very important to develop thick skin when wearing items that are not typical of men.

 

One of the reasons that men have very limited selections in fashion is because of the shaming of men when they show anything that is not typical of masculinity. The interesting thing is that the limits tend to close in a little bit. This shows in fashion as men are not offered that much in styles. This is especially the case with men that are very big and tall. Shorter and smaller men are offered plenty of choices as if to say that one is not masculine if he is short and small.

 

Fortunately, with the advent of men’s rompers, there is getting to be some form of diversity for people of all cultures. Clothing stores like The Gap are starting to show some effort in bringing something unique to both men and women. There are different cuts for different types of people. They could also enjoy clothing in different colors.

 

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.

How to Choose the Best Bathing Suit for Your Body This Summer

When it comes to getting ready for the summer, there’s one thing that all women have to do, and it’s not very fun. We all have to pick out a brand new bathing suit.

 

If you’re getting ready for a summer trip or a spring break jaunt to the coast, you’ll want to find a bathing suit that flatters your body and makes you look great on the beach or at the side of the pool. These tips will help you!

 

  1. Get the Good Stuff

 

First, don’t buy a cheaply made bathing suit. You’ll want to save as much money as possible, and purchasing a bathing suit that is not made out of quality materials or one that is not properly put together will always make you look worse than you really do! With that being said, there’s no need to spend hundreds of dollars on your suit.

 

  1. Thicker Material Is Better

 

In addition to purchasing a well-made suit, you’ll want to find one that is made of thicker material. This will help you hide flaws better.

 

  1. Look for Ruching on the Bodice of the Suit

 

Ruching is a style of folding material. The folds created on bathing suits can also help hide bumps and extra baggage. It will make your tummy look super flat!

 

  1. Go for Prints

 

Solid colors may make you look bigger than you actually are. Try prints that are large and colorful to avert the eyes from trouble areas. You might also try polka dots, but stay away from stripes as these will only attract attention to your stomach.

 

  1. Try a Tankini on for Size

 

Tankinis are like bikinis, but the top is longer. It usually meets at your belly button, or it might cover up your entire stomach. For people who are nervous about their stomachs, this can be great.

 

As you go shopping for your bathing suit this year, try to keep all of these tips in mind, and this will help you pick out a suit that you feel good about.

 

VillageLuxe Transforming the High-End Fashion Industry

Julia Gudish Krieger is the brilliant mind behind VillageLuxe, an Airbnb of sorts, only this time it has clothes, accessories and shoes that are for rent and not houses. It is based in New York and women gladly welcomed this brilliant idea. VillageLuxe deals with designer fashion items and the application and site enable women to borrow these items from other women at a small fee.

 

It is an invite-only affair and therefore not everyone gets to enjoy these services. Many women would like to be part of the network and many have signed up and are hoping to be accepted to join the network. These include the likes of Alexandra Wilkis Wilson and Leandra Medine, who are big names in the fashion industry.

 

Julia has always had a passion for entrepreneurship and investment. What inspired her to start VillageLuxe was the realization that renting fashion items is an untapped business opportunity as it would be a cheaper option for women and they would therefore gladly embrace the concept. She got the idea from what Uber and Airbnb are already doing with taxis and houses respectively.

 

Julia had no prior experience running a business and therefore faced a few challenges along the way. Her biggest challenge has been being responsible for the wellbeing of the people working for her and ensuring that they are working in good conditions and being compensated well enough for their services. But all in all, the experience has been a rewarding one and she would not have it any other way.

 

Julia is proud of herself and is very impressed with how far she has come with VillageLuxe. She is a hardworking lady who is committed to excellence and looks forward to a successful future for VillageLuxe. Her love for fashion drove her to do what she loves and she has no regrets whatsoever.

 

Women in Politics have Become Forceful Fashion Models

Fashion and clothing has taken its place of pride in political parlance, going by the recent developments in American politics. The women in politics or those close to the men in politics have become automatic fashion models. The dressing they have chosen to wear to occasions both private and public, the people that design it, and its label have become the points of discussion, creating both protests and tensions.

 

Sources of Fashion Models

 

The white pantsuits that Hillary Clinton adorned during campaign evoked the memory of suffragettes. Besides, the rainbow of matching ensembles that she dressed also inspired her fans into flashy mob dances. Her arch supporter, Mitchell Obama has also played the role of the First Model during her time at the White House, often drawing curious eyes to her designers and what they meant to portray through her dressing. Talk of what cloth her dresses were made of and how it suited her build and persona have been a point of discourse amongst many fashion conscious analysts.

 

Sources of Fashion Protests

 

Fashion analysts have closely followed the accessory and clothing that Melania Trump and her step-daughter Ivanka Trump have adorned. Their clothing inspired the distaste amongst the minorities, immigrants and women who have been the subjects of derogatory statements that Donald Trump issued during the recent campaigns. But the same clothing have been fully embraced by Trump supporters who have seen him as the champion of their voices.

 

The women in power have turned the red carpet as their moment of fashion show. Their dressing is currently given political undertones, serving as both the point of inspiration or derision based on the side of the political divide that the fashion analyst belongs. What cannot be taken away from these women in power is the new significant role that they are playing to promote fashion ideas not just in America but also around the world.

 

 

 

The Plus Size Industry is Growing Substantially

The average American woman is a size 14, so it makes sense that a lot of clothing manufacturers and fashion companies are finally recognizing this and providing the necessary products to meet these needs. Two decades ago, it might have been practically impossible to go into the mall and find cute, trendy clothing for larger sizes that didn’t cost a fortune. Nowadays, you can go into virtually any store, both online and off, and find an array of gorgeous clothes that range in size from XXS to 5X. Having the same styles as thinner women helps curvier girls feel better about themselves, giving them a chance to be just as fashion forward as the models you see on the runway.

 

In fact, there has been a recent resurgence in fashion bloggers who are plus sized. Women like Darlene Lebron Lopez, Kate London James and Sawsan are all popular fashion bloggers who have thousands of followers staying updated on all the latest looks and trends. You don’t have to be a size zero to look good, and the fashion industry is realizing this and making it possible for larger women to find clothing they actually want to wear.

 

Despite jeans and blouses being made in larger sizes, you can now find knee-high boots made with a wider calf to support plus sized gals. Plus size clothing stores like Torrid and Dia are bringing gorgeous fabrics in lingerie to keep you feeling sexy. Let’s face it, many of us can diet until the cows come home and still be in a larger size, so it’s nice to know that we can still look just as good now than we did when we were smaller. There is no size limit in the world of fashion, opening the doors to a plethora of styles for women wanting to look their best.

 

VillageLuxe Transforming the High-End Fashion Industry

Julia Gudish Krieger is the brilliant mind behind VillageLuxe, an Airbnb of sorts, only this time it has clothes, accessories and shoes that are for rent and not houses. It is based in New York and women gladly welcomed this brilliant idea. VillageLuxe deals with designer fashion items and the application and site enable women to borrow these items from other women at a small fee.

 

It is an invite-only affair and therefore not everyone gets to enjoy these services. Many women would like to be part of the network and many have signed up and are hoping to be accepted to join the network. These include the likes of Alexandra Wilkis Wilson and Leandra Medine, who are big names in the fashion industry.

 

Julia has always had a passion for entrepreneurship and investment. What inspired her to start VillageLuxe was the realization that renting fashion items is an untapped business opportunity as it would be a cheaper option for women and they would therefore gladly embrace the concept. She got the idea from what Uber and Airbnb are already doing with taxis and houses respectively.

 

Julia had no prior experience running a business and therefore faced a few challenges along the way. Her biggest challenge has been being responsible for the wellbeing of the people working for her and ensuring that they are working in good conditions and being compensated well enough for their services. But all in all, the experience has been a rewarding one and she would not have it any other way.

 

Julia is proud of herself and is very impressed with how far she has come with VillageLuxe. She is a hardworking lady who is committed to excellence and looks forward to a successful future for VillageLuxe. Her love for fashion drove her to do what she loves and she has no regrets whatsoever.