When people look at fashion, they always think about the effect one’s clothes has on other people. However, there is one thing that people need to realize. It is that the type of clothes that people wear has an effect on the wearer too. As a matter of fact, people’s moods can be influenced by the type of clothes they wear. Some clothes can bring about an anxious mood while others bring about a great sense of peace. Then there are clothes that bring out a sense of productivity. However it goes, people who are into fashion understand the kind of subtle effect that it can have on the individual.
This is not to say that other people have reactions to what certain people wear. There are some people who react badly to certain people wearing bathing suits. This often results in shaming. There are plenty of reasons behind the shaming. Fortunately, if one makes sure that he has the right reasons for dressing up, then he is going to be happy with his choices in fashion regardless of what others have to say.
While people should be able to wear the clothes they want, there has to be a maturity and an understanding about what he is going to be risking once he dresses in outfits that he likes. He is going to get attention depending on what he wears. However, the shift in the mentality is very real and it is going to have a subtle effect on his behavior.
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!
Scientists from the University of Central Florida were inspired by the self lacing shoes from the movie Back To The Future. They are developing a way for clothing to store energy to power nano technology without every needing to be plugged in.
Professor Jayan Thomas from UCF received a R&D 100 Award for his development of cables that can store energy like batteries. He then came up with the idea of using that similar technology to combine it with solar cells. He intends to later implement this technology to be used with high tech clothing just like in his favorite movie.
He and his team have been developing thin copper filaments that store energy. The filaments have both solar cells and energy storing layers. The were able to weave such ribbons into spools of yarn. This concept may be able to charge cell phones, connect health tracking devices and other tiny gadgets. This technology could prove to be very useful with electric cars, allowing charging and storing without relying on charging up at stations.
Thomas suggests that such an idea would be useful for military and police uniforms. Soldiers that are deployed in the Middle East are exposed in the sun for long hours, making it ideal to charge the solar cells. Lightweight solar technology will also reduce the need to carry around heavy batteries.
While leather has been a fashionable material for centuries, its cultivation is growing more costly between the costs of raising cattle, the toxic tanning process for hide and the perception of slaughtering an animal. Inspired by these concerns and looking to keep the feel and look of leather en vogue, companies like Mycoworks have looked to mushrooms for alternative materials.
Phil Ross, artist and founder of the company, is working to “grow” leather from mycelium, the dense root portion of mushrooms. Much like cow hide, mycelium is the flesh of a mushroom. Through manipulation of temperature and humidity, Ross’ company has figured out a means by which to make substances that mirror the leather derived from cow, snake and ostrich. In addition to closely resembling actual leather, Ross’ approach costs less energy, makes less of an environmental impact and is biodegradable.
The mycelium is also free to be worked with while it is still growing. This flexibility means that designers can naturally add components like fish-eye rings and zippers without the need for stitching or changing textures. Ross remarks that his company is an example of how art can spawn an entire industry, quipping that many artists can survive if their work is more valuable to businesses than for their inherent artistic quality.
Ross has been crafting mycelia pieces for three decades. While initially drawn to reichi mushrooms for medicinal qualities, Ross soon learned that a diet of sawdust and other wastes could nudge their development into solid, workable materials.
Michelle Obama will be our first lady for only three more months. But until we say our farewell, there’s still a lot to compliment her on, and as always, her iconic, sleek style and bare arms are favorites in the fashion world.
Obama will feature on the cover of Vogue in a white dress with those bare arms soon. The gown is by Caroline Herrera, and the first lady was shot by none other than Annie Leibovitz for Vogue.
A newcomer will be entering the White House as first lady in January. As the foreign wife of President-Elect Donald Trump, Melania Trump is also extremely beautiful. But even though she’s a knockout too, fans of Michelle will be sorry to see the switch.
Throughout her tenure as first lady, Obama has campaigned tirelessly for the health of children and all of the citizens of the United States. She has grown a beautiful garden on the lawn of the White House and promoted physical fitness and eating right more than any other first lady.
In this issue of Vogue, we see Michelle Obama at her most beautiful. Annie Leibovitz has done a stunning job making her look as fantastic as she really is. You’ll see Obama at the White House in several different couture outfits and dresses.
People who have met and spoke with Michelle have called her as kind, intelligent and likable in real life as she looks through the media to the citizens of the United States.
Plus-size fashionistas rejoice. There’s a growing boom in the fashion industry for plus-sized clothing and designs.
For years, trendy retailers and designers have ignored the plus-size market, leaving bigger women to shop at expensive specialty stores or to resign themselves to wearing frumpy, dowdy clothing.
Now, however, high-profile designers like Christian Siriano are creating fun, fashionable items for women of all sizes. Siriano, who won the fourth season of “Project Runway,” recently collaborated on a line of clothing with retailer Lane Bryant, which focuses on women who are sizes 14 and up.
Other retailers, such as Igigi, Eloquii and Kiyonna have spent years conquering the online market for cute plus-sized clothing.
Several big retailers are joining in. In 2015, Target launched its own line of trendy plus-size clothing with Ava & Viv. In department stores, shoppers can now find plus-size offerings from the likes of Anne Klein, Donna Karan, Oscar de la Renta and Tommy Hilfiger.
Why the sudden rush to tap into this previously ignored market? Money, of course. The size of the average woman in the United States is now a 12, with half of all women over 20 a size 12 or up. Many of these women are younger professionals who want the same fashion choices as their thinner compatriots. That hunger has created a clothing industry worth $17 billion — and growing — in yearly sales.
When you think of a fashion show, you probably think about traditional clothing, such as dressed, pants or even jeans. There is a fashion show held in Paris that features dresses that are made with chocolate. Each dress is of a different design, some that do use fabrics along with the chocolate. There are several pictures online of the dresses that were worn at the most recent show, some that take the cake and the icing along with them.
One design is a studded dress that has a chocolate body, a large pink heart on the front and small pink hearts along the base. The TV host who wore the dress doesn’t look that comfortable while wearing it, and she looks like she’s trying not to get close to it in case it melts. Another beautiful design is made entirely of chocolate on the exterior of a brown gown. Chocolate roses adorn the dress, strategically placed so that they look like they are moving with the flow of the dress. This ensemble seems a little more normal compared to some of the other dresses that were at the show.
One of the fun dresses looks like a candy bar with silver and gold buttons attached. There is also a large amount of red tulle at the bottom of the dress, which makes it look like something the Queen of Hearts would wear.
The news has been rife with stories about Melania Trump recently because of her appearance at the Republican National Convention or the RNC. At the RNC, she was a keynote speaker who gave a largely publicized speech that many in the media are now criticizing.
They’re criticizing the speech because they say it too closely resembles the speech that Michele Obama gave when Barack was running for president. According to many sources, there are large parts of the speeches that are almost identical.
But there’s more news than just speech parallels here. Ms. Trump wore a terribly interesting dress to the convention. It was white and tight fitting with large sleeves that puffed out at the elbows. The news is interested in this dress because it was not from an American designer.
Her dress was from a designer who is from Serbia and based in London. Her name is Roksanda Ilincic. Interestingly enough, Roksanda has a story that is closely related to that of Melania.
Melania Trump was born in Slovenia. Both women are from countries that used to be part of Yugoslavia. Both women left their respective countries to find a future in the big world of fashion. Melania Trump is a former runway model who has toured the world and been highly successful. Ms. Ilincic is, of course, a fashion designer who lives in London. Because Ms. Trump comes from the world of fashion, we can expect to see a lot more interesting pieces from her as the campaign moves forward.