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Personalized Kids Clothing

Kids Clothing - The Elementary Years-As your child enters middle school he or she will start expressing their likes and dislikes even more.,Making Kids Clothing Affordable...

Personalized Kids Clothing

Buying kids clothing is no easy task. Kids sizing is somewhat ambiguous. All manufacturers seem to make customized kids clothing. That means no two sizes are alike. In fact kids clothing is a lot like women's clothing. A 2T in one brand of kids clothing wear may be the same as a 3T in another's.

So if you buy your 2-year old toddler a 2T t-shirt in one brand it may or may not fit. You just can't count on sizing unless you try it on or you know your baby's exact height and weight and can compare.

As kids get a little bigger it's a lot easier to shop - and to take advantage of promotional kids clothing. Sales items are the latest and greatest thing when kids get older and the sizing starts to make more sense.

Kids Clothing - The Elementary Years

Kids start to take an active interest in what they wear around the time they start elementary school. Don't worry; you don't have to rush out and buy branded kids clothing yet. You can still get away with discounted wear. However, you can also still enjoy a few pieces of personalized kids clothing too. Do you sew? Your child will still enjoy a home knit sweater, at least during the early elementary years.

As your child enters middle school he or she will start expressing their likes and dislikes even more. Long gone are the days when pastel colors or bold primary colors were all you had to worry about when shopping.

NOW is the time when your child may start shunning promotional kids clothing in favor of a few major brand names. What do you do if you find buying kids clothing is breaking the bank?

Making Kids Clothing Affordable

Kids grow out of their clothing just as fast as they grow into their clothing. To help you pay for the cost of clothes, it often helps to buy second-hand. Many consignment shops sell promotional kids clothing for half the cost of new clothes at brand name department stores.

The best part? Many consignment shops or second-hand shops sell practically new kids clothing for a fraction of the cost of traditional retail outlets. You can even find a few gems - never before worn pieces of designer kids wear - if you search through the racks of clothing carefully.

If you don't want to spend hours doing this, have your child help you. Tell them if they really want to look cool then they have to do what it takes to find affordable kids wear. Most kids are more than willing to shop for kids clothing with you as they grow older, because they will want to veto certain items you select while eagerly accepting others.

You can also put your child on an allowance so they learn how to "earn" certain specialty items like that expensive pair of sneakers or customized jeans they want to wear. Never buy expensive kids clothing for just a season unless you have good reason because most kids will grow out of it before you blink an eye, unless you have a child that will grow into it the following season.

Matt Franks is director of Fluid Branding, the UK's leading online supplier of Promotional Kids Clothing and other Promotional Products. You can also find a wide range of Eco Friendly promotional products, including Recycled, Organic and Sustainable items at Eco Incentives.

By Matt Franks
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Fracas by Robert Piguet - Timeless Cult Fragrance of the Happy Few

Fracas by Robert Piguet
Timeless Cult Fragrance of the Happy Few


Smells, like sounds and colors spark off emotions, especially when harmoniously combined, like musical chords. Situations and conflicts can also provoke emotions. The overwhelming feelings experienced by audiences of films or plays were already known by the classic Greek tragedians : they called these extreme changes in emotions "catharsis", which can translate as purification.

In his work "Poetics", Aristotle has analysed how the triggering of sudden intense emotional disruptions result in a feeling of renewal, restoration and cleansing. Like a beneficial storm, the cathartis or purification's mysterious psychological process leaves us refreshed and revitalized but transformed.

Works of art capable to bring us to the level of catharsis are few: poems, plays, songs, symphonies, paintings or now films they remain the legacy of giants, the Homer, Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Mozart or van Gogh. They are the great timeless classics and speak a universal language. By ephemeral means, true artists have always tried to reach the universal after an often painful emotional journey through their own human natures. Results can sometimes be ambiguous as remarked British art critic Walter Pater (1839-1894) in his writings about the mystery of Mona Lisa , "this beauty into which the soul with all its maladies has passed."

Scientists now know that the sense of smell is not perceived by the cortex of the brain. Smells connect straight into the lower brain, which relates to memories and emotions. As a result, if fragrances do not have any " cognitive" effect, they can have an enormous emotional impact. The same scientists have also found out that women are more receptive to colors and smells than men.

Perfume making, like film making is a new art form. Less acknowledged than the so called "fine arts" perhaps, but a true art form nevertheless. Modern perfume making actually started in the 1920's. New chemical components called "aldehydes" opened the possibilities to create elaborate complex compositions. Aldehydes make fragrance notes "sparkle". Emotions provoked by compositions of well arranged fragrance notes are more intense.

Among the multiple fragrances available today, very few have reached the status of true classics. One of the most famous is Chanel's No.5, actually one of the first "artificial" perfumes deliberately created as a composition. There is no coincidence in the fact that Chanel No.5 has had its popularity enhanced by several emotionally very influential artists. Everyone knows Marilyn Monroe's witty reply when asked once by some journalist what she wore in bed: "Why, Chanel No.5 of course!" Andy Warhol also contributed to make Chanel No.5 into a pop icon when he created several of his world famous silkscreens with the No.5 bottle as a motif.

Less widely known but a true masterpiece, Robert Piguet's Fracas is now gaining in popularity after having for years remained a cult fragrance among the privileged and the happy few. The very concept of Fracas is intentionally disruptive and emotional. Fracas, in French means tumult with nuances that could be conveyed through words like ram, crash, blast, or irrupt. It was intentionally provocative but also intriguing. Like a mystery. Fracas puts you in a mood where you want to know more about the person who wears it: it is insolent but also spell-binding. Emotional, sensuous, carnal and very sexy. You get hypnotized and enchanted.

I discovered Fracas as a young fashion model in New York many years ago. At the time I was wearing some of Kiehl's famous compositions like "Rain" or "Smoke". I also enjoyed a fine citrus fragrance called "Love" which has now disappeared. Coming once into a studio where I was booked, I had the surprise to discover that I would work in the company of one of the models I admired the most, Donna Mitchell. She was surrounded with this fascinating fragrance and I asked her about it. She told me the story of Fracas. In the evening, when I came back home, I had bought my first bottle and started a long love story with this perfume.

Fracas was the creation of Swiss born Robert Piguet (1898-1953) one of the era's most talented fashion designers in Paris. With the cooperation of specialist Germaine Cellier, Piguet had launched his first fragrance, Bandit, in 1945. Cellier and Piguet then started to work on a completely new concept: a fragrance which would be of the utmost elegance but at the same time very provocative and emotionally charged. It came out in 1948. Piguet chose the name Fracas.

An intriguing, complex and rousing composition of tuberose, jonquil, jasmine, lilac and white iris, Fracas was too disruptive and too carnal not to provoke some hesitations and was not immediately accepted. Robert Piguet unfortunately fell ill shortly after. A perfectionist, he did not want his fashion house to survive him. After selling the expensive real estate, he generously gave a part of the money to his 400 employees and retired in Lausanne where he died in 1953.

Less strict with his fragrances, Robert Piguet accepted the continuation of his line of perfumes. But without the back-up of a powerful commercial organisation, Bandit and Fracas could not really compete with other fragrances from larger companies.

Few fragrances have been copied as much as Fracas. Its influence can be perceived in many recent compositions, which have often tried to provoke similar emotional reactions. Over the years it has remained the secret cult fragrance of many celebrities from different generations : today it is the favorite of icons like Princess Caroline of Monaco, Madonna, Uma Thurman, Courtney Love and many others.

A native of Sweden, Gunilla Lindblad has been lucky enough to have a long and successful career as a fashion model in Europe and the United States. She has made over 200 magazine covers worldwide, including many Vogue covers. Over the years she has gained a unique insider's experience in the fashion business and has become an enthusiast expert in her fields which include beauty products, fashion and accessories. She lives in New York.

By Gunilla Lindblad
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Find the Movie T-Shirt You Are Looking For

movie t-shirt***Massive Numbers of Choices,This means that if all that you want is just one shirt made for you, Digital Printing Technology,Any Movie Any Image....

Find the Movie T-Shirt You Are Looking For

So you have a certain movie t-shirt in mind but you can't seem to find it at any of your local retail establishments. The reason for this is simple and that is that local establishments such as you will find at your local mall only cater to a mainstream clientele when it comes to movie memorabilia and t-shirts. So your next place to search is going to have to be online which should have been your first place to look.

Massive Numbers of Choices

This is because there are now new online sources that carry a massive selection of movie t-shirts. This means that no matter how obscure the movie that you have in mind, chances are that they will have your shirt in stock. Also, on the long shot that they don't have your shirt in stock, many of these online movie t-shirt sources will custom craft your shirt on the spot.

Any Image

Simply email them the image that you want printed on your t-shirt and they can produce your shirt for you, usually with no minimum order requirements or fees. This means that if all that you want is just one shirt made for you, they can do it just like that at a surprisingly low cost.

Digital Printing Technology

Its all thanks to revolutionary new breakthroughs in digital printing technology that has slashed the cost of printing custom t-shirts. Unlike silk screen, digital printing requires no set up work or costs. Your image is simply scanned into the printers memory and then printed directly onto your custom t-shirt.

Any Movie Any Image

Its basically the same technology that you have seen being used on paper in Kinkos for years. Only now it has been adapted to be used on cloth. So now, no matter what movie you have in mind or what image from that movie, you can have it printed onto a t-shirt quickly and easily at one of the many online custom t-shirt printers.

Article authored by Francesco Kafferty. Check out our website to find even more information on Movie Shirts and plus info on Novelty T-Shirts.
By Francesco Kafferty
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Tips on How to Design Your Own T-Shirt

great ideas for custom t-shirts floating around in your head for a while**
Possible Design Adjustments,Light Colors on Dark Fabric,Digital Printing,Silk Screening....

Tips on How to Design Your Own T-Shirt

OK so you've had some great ideas for custom t-shirts floating around in your head for a while and now you want to turn them into reality. What are your first steps to take and how can you get your finished product on your back or on the market as quickly and expediently as possible?

Possible Design Adjustments

If you are lucky, your designs and the color schemes in them will coordinate beautifully on a finished t-shirt but more often then not you will have to make some type of adjustments. This all has to do with the types of ink that are used and just how your t-shit is going to be printed out.

Light Colors on Dark Fabric

For instance, light colors on a dark fabric present their own particular problems that has to do with coverage. That is that a light color on a dark shirt is not going to be as vibrant as you might have in mind. That is unless you have your custom t-shirt silk screened with a thick rubbery type of colorant.

Digital Printing

For digital printing, which is the fastest and cheapest method, you are going to have to think light colored fabrics. This is because the type of dye that digital t-shirt printers use is thin, so it will work in the ink jets hence, it it simply wont cover a dark fabric as well.

Silk Screening

If you are determined to go with light colors over dark fabric, then you are going to have to go with silk screening, which means higher expense and a minimum order requirement. Also, with silk screening the more colors that you use in your design scheme, the more it is going to cost you, because each color requires a separate frame to be made and a separate pass with the ink.

Article authored by Francesco Kafferty. Check out our website to find even more information on Design Your Own T-Shirt and plus info on Custom T-Shirts.
By Francesco Kafferty
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Create Your Own Promotional Custom T-Shirts

How can they be implemented in a promotional campaign in a cost effective manner...Sell or Give Away,Trade Shows and Fairs,Digital or Silk Screen,Color Schemes....

Create Your Own Promotional Custom T-Shirts

The effectiveness of custom t-shirts as a promotional gimmick can't be denied because for decades top companies have been using them to promote their products and services. However are promotional custom t-shirts for every business? Also, how can they be implemented in a promotional campaign in a cost effective manner.

Sell or Give Away


To begin with, custom t-shirts when used as a promotional device are distributed in one of two ways. That is, that they are either given away or they are sold, preferably at a profit but not necessarily always so. Where they are distributed can have a big impact on whether or not they can be sold or not.

Trade Shows and Fairs

For instance, if you were operating a booth at a trade fair, you may want to consider giving your custom t-shirts away to people who are demonstrating an interest in you product or services or live in a geographic location where exposure may be particularly beneficial. However, a performing rock band, for instance, would always want to sell their promotional custom t-shirts at their shows.

Digital or Silk Screen

Cost per shirt is another big factor in dealing with custom t-.shirts as a promotional item. While digital printing technology has encroached heavily into the traditional silk screen t-shirt business, there is still a place for silk screen. For instance, for smaller orders of custom t-shirts digital is the only way to go, because it is going to give your lowest cost per shirt. However; for larger numbers of custom t-shirts you will reap your greatest savings by going with silk screen.

Color Schemes

Color schemes are still one more consideration. The ink that digital printers use is a thin type of ink and works best when laying darker colors over lighter colored fabrics. However; if your design calls for lighter colors to be laid over darker fabric then you will have to go with silk screening that used a much thicker ink.

Article authored by Francesco Kafferty. Get all the info you need on Custom T-Shirts as well as Design Your Own T-Shirt
By Francesco Kafferty
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Finer Points of Creating Novelty T-Shirts

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Finer Points of Creating Novelty T-Shirts

The reasons why people create and wear novelty t-shirts are just too many to mention but one thing that they all have in common is how they are made. Everyone, has at some time come up with at least one great idea for a novelty t-shirt but not everyone has the means to have their concepts turned into reality. However; new technological advancements have now made creating your own novelty t-shirts easier to do then ever before.

Create Even One T-Shirt

Its the advent of digital print technology that has made creating novelty t-shirts so much easier to do now. Not only are they cheaper using this new technology but there is no more need for minimum orders. This means that now if you only want a few or even one t-shirt created you can easily find an online source that will do it for you.

Silk Screen Frame

In the past, a silk screen frame had to be created with the shirts design on it. Then this frame was used in the silk screen printing process. It was all of the labor that was required to create the print frame that necessitated the need for a minimum order. To produce just a few shirts from the frame that was created was simply not cost effective.

Digital Printing

Digital printing of novelty t-shirts operates on the same principles as a digital printer that prints paper down at Kinkos. Your image or design is first loaded into he printers memory and then it is simply transferred onto what ever fabric or shirt you are having your design printed on. This means that there is no need for minimum order requirements.

Light Colors on Dark Fabrics

However; there is one thing that a digital printer cannot do as well as traditional silk screen printing and that is print light colors on dark fabrics. This is because digital printers use a very thin type of ink that functions well in its micro-sprayers. This means that for lighter colors printed onto darker colored fabrics, silk screen would be the ideal choice of methods.

Article written by Francesco Kafferty. Find out more details on Novelty T-Shirts and we also give you the top info on Movie Shirts
By Francesco Kafferty
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What Defines Cool Shirts

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What Defines Cool Shirts

You are getting ready to head out your door for the evening. Your mullet is trimmed up and fine tuned, with business in the front and a party flowing down the back and you have on your favorite well worn Metallica t-shirt. Down the walk you go and along the way you pass a Christian with short cropped hair and a "Jesus Loves You" t-shirt on and you both give each other funny looks.

Who and What is Cool?

Who among you is wearing the cool t-shirt and who has the coolest hair cut? In the end beauty is truly in the eye of the beholder, because just as you thought that he looked like a dork, so too did he think the same of you, believe it or not. So just what is it that defines a truly cool t-shirt in this day and age.

Create Your Own Custom Shirts

The fact is, that there really is no true definition of a cool shirt and the good news is that now it is easier than ever before for people to design and wear the shirt styles that suit them best. Its all thanks to new and innovative digital printing technology that is now more accessible then even on the Internet.

The Past is Gone

In the past, if you had a design for a cool shirt in your head that you wanted printed out, you had to go to a silk screen shop in your community and pay them to create a minimum order. The reason for this minimum order was that a silk screen frame had to be created, that was then used to create your cool shirt design.

Cheaper and Easier Than Ever

With new digital t-shirt printing technology, there is no longer a need for this labor intensive and expensive process, so you can have as few as one shirt printed, if that is all that you want. So now anyone can have any design that they come up with printed on their own custom cool shirt cheaply and easily.

Written by Francesco Kafferty. Here you can get premier info on Cool Shirts and you will also find the best information regarding Custom T-Shirts on our website as well.

By Francesco Kafferty
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Do Not Be a Prom Dress Disaster

tips, and you might just find your stress levels alleviated considerably:Be early-Be inspired-Be realistic.-Be different....

Do Not Be a Prom Dress Disaster

If you are a woman, you would understand when I say "The Dress have the Power to make or break". Every significant event in a woman's life is marked by the dress that went along with it. Woman around the world have closets full of these dresses they just cannot part with.

The Prom! Probably one of the occasions in a woman's life where the dress must be perfect. It's an event that's enough to send many a teenage girl into alternating bouts of excited raptures and blind panic, with the latter owing to the pressure of doing everything - from picking the most divine of party dresses, to settling on one of a myriad of prom hairstyles - right. In fact, for some, deciding on a prom dress is a lot more stressful than making it to graduation! Well, if you're already starting to panic about prom night this early, fear not.

Take heed of the following nifty tips, and you might just find your stress levels alleviated considerably:
Be open-minded.-

1. Be early.
Start shopping early, do not wait until the last moment, you know something will happen sooner or later, so have some ideas ready before the occasion presents itself. The prom is no different. By the time prom season rolls around, girls find themselves panic buying and drowning in a sea of prom dresses. It's always best to avoid the rush. Start looking around for a prom dress at least 4 months before the event, take your sweet time, and don't settle for the first half-decent frock you can find.

2. Be inspired.
With so many styles available and even more trends that come and go, deciding on a prom dress can be harder than picking a college; hence, why you should look for inspiration wherever you can find it. Of course, celebrity-inspired designer dresses are the most logical choice, so keep an eye out for red carpet events in magazine spreads, fashion websites, and the entertainment channels on TV. Who knows? You might find yourself donning a glamour dress in the style of Kate Middleton, or a Carrie Bradshaw-ish Sex and the City style number come prom night.

3. Be open-minded.
Just because you don't like how a dress looks on the mannequin or a hanger, doesn't mean it's not the dress for you. When shopping for prom dresses, it's always best to keep an open mind. Try on the dresses that you like and a few of the ones that you don't. You might be pleasantly surprised to find that a seemingly forlorn-looking frock on a hanger looks absolutely divine on you.

4. Be realistic.
Be aware that not everybody is built like Halle Berry, so do take stock of your figure before you choose a prom dress. You have to accept that you can't dress in the style of Vanessa Williams if you're about 3 feet tall, nor will you look good in a chiffon dress with flower embellishment if you have bigger thighs and arms. You might be partial to cocktail dresses, but you may look better in full-length pageant dresses (or vice versa), so don't be stubborn. Take your size and shape into consideration, if you do, you can't go wrong.

5. Be different.
Ignore the trends. Come Prom night, many girls just copy their summer dresses. Well, unless you're hell bent on being another pea from the pod, you obviously want to don a prom dress that you can be proud of calling your own and yours alone. With that in mind, why not go beyond the conventional prom dress and opt for something more adventurous, like a checkered black and white party dress, for instance? Better yet, why not hire a seamstress who can make a one-of-a-kind gown for you? Your dress will have you written in every seam, every section and every color. If that is not enough, you know it will fit you perfectly.

Prom dress shopping is an art, an exercise in very precise shopping skills. But with sheer focus, a clear perspective, and a fabulous sense of style, it's an exercise that's made easier - not a bad preparation for the real world at all!

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By Suzie Sweet
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Mom-to-Be Fashion


Mom-to-Be Fashion

Being pregnant doesn't mean that you can't be fashionable or sacrifice your self in some glamorous aspects. Sure, you will need adequate clothes to make you feel better and comfortable. At first you will try to get into your favorite jeans, but the point will come when you have to accept that they won't fit anymore and for your sake and that of your baby, you should go maternity clothing shopping.

You will have to sacrifice tights clothes that can make you uncomfortable and also high heel shoes since they can damage your spine or risk yourself to a fall. Don't worry about these little details; you will look fabulous in comfy modern flats, or low heel sandals and bohemian blousons.

Pregnant women are well known for being sexy; this stage of their lives brings out their beauty, and the highest expression of their femininity and sensuality, even though it may not be their main purpose.

Today, a lot of designers and trendy retail stores keep maternity very present while creating their collections. They know they are clothes that will be worn for only a few months, and that week by week their bellies will grow and they should adapt these pieces to fit to their growing bodies. Some even create their clothes keeping in mind that pregnant ladies might want to keep their maternity clothes after they get their regular body back, after all, wide, loose clothing is one of the favorite trends for this past and present seasons. All these aspects are important since the economic factor is the biggest priority in a growing family in this century, but fashionable women don't want to forget about feeling beautiful, sexy and in fashion.

Wedding dresses and lingerie can also be found available for pregnant silhouettes; those special moments don't have to be put on hold because of your pregnancy. There are thousands of looks for every taste and body for that special day, or that special night that will make you look and feel spectacular. The same thing happens with bathing suits, either modern bikinis, or classic one piece suits; there is one available for your weekend getaway.

The most important thing is that you feel comfortable while wearing this type of clothes, this season, bohemian dresses, flowy skirts and even skinny jeans are available for the mother to be. Printed fabrics, tights, cardigan sweaters, romantic blouses, jackets, cargo pants and shorts are among the favorites for this season's maternity wear.

Feel like the most beautiful woman in the world in your own skin while pregnant, it is a form of femininity that no one can explain, the shine in a woman's eyes can be admired from miles away, be sure to wear whatever you feel like, that unique spark and smile in your face will be your best accessory.

Confidence is also important, dare to show off your best feature to let the world know the miracle of motherhood, and continue to express your trendsetter attitude.

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By Priyanka Arora
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Find Your Perfect Evening Dress

tips are good for moms-to-be, curvy girls, or the average sized woman...Don't try to hide that tummy under an unattractive loose dress.,For plus sizes:hThere are a huge variety of colors, design details and lengths....

Find Your Perfect Evening Dress

My closet has a variety of dresses. There are conservative dresses for interviews and work, flirty and fun summer dresses and there are even a few cocktail dresses for special occasions. The one dress I don't have, though, is a formal evening dress. But that's about to change. I have been invited to a black tie gala and am on the hunt for the perfect dress.

I began my search by determining the type of dress I need. The difference between an evening dress and a regular dress is the formality of the occasion. Formal dresses are suitable for red carpet, black tie events. A normal every day dress can be worn to work, to dinner or to an informal get together.

It's good to be prepared for any occasion so I'm passing along some tips to remember while looking for your perfect evening dress. Many of these tips are good for moms-to-be, curvy girls, or the average sized woman.

For the Mommy-to-be:

Don't try to hide that tummy under an unattractive loose dress. And for goodness sakes, don't try to skip the event just because you think you look like a beached whale. Maternity designers have added many flattering evening dresses to their lines. If you're only a few weeks from delivery date or just starting to show there is a pretty evening dress that will flatter your figure. The dresses are available in a wide variety of colors and styles just right for the mother-to-be. One of the simplest choices is the little black dress. It's always in style, flatters and slims many figure types and is very versatile. An empire waist is comfortable and flatters the expectant mother.

For plus sizes:

For the curvy figure, evening dresses are widely available in many pretty styles. Of course there is always the little black dress, but why not choose another color in a flattering design. Look for a style that will draw attention to shoulders, flawless skin or your beautiful face. A halter top is a good choice.

The average size woman:


The average sized woman has the most choices in types dresses. There are a huge variety of colors, design details and lengths. The long evening dress can be flowing or clingy, heavy fabric or soft and satiny. The bodice can be strapless, off the shoulder, halter or sweetheart style. No matter your size or shape you can find a variety of evening gowns to fit your occasion.

Designer evening dresses are the envy of every woman. If you're feeling daring and a little sexy, try a full length Jennifer Lopez evening dress. Silky, flowing materials in stunning colors and sexy necklines will make you feel very womanly. Other popular designers include Alex Evenings dresses and Versace.

If the designer brand is out of your price range, consider buying a gown from a lesser-known designer. So, no matter what your occasion is, the size and shape of your body or the size of your budget, every woman can find the perfect dress for her. With a little time and a lot of patience, I found my perfect evening dress to add to the collection of dresses in my closet.

Tina McCarthy provides great information about how to buy an evening gown, plus many other informative articles, at her designer evening gowns website.

By Tina McCarthy
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Sexy Heels - Why Do Women Love Shoes?

The truth is women are in love with shoes.Here's why:Variety -Style -A Good Deal -Comfort -Durability -Trendy - Stability -Friendship -....

Sexy Heels - Why Do Women Love Shoes?

Why do girls like shoes so much? Simply because Shoes are hot.The hottest ones a girl can buy are the high heels, well so I've been told! Shoes are no longer something a girl simply wears on their feet but a passion, a hobby, one's personal statement, a source of authority, sexual independence and joy. They're a constant obsession in pop culture, endlessly talked about and fetishized in television, movies, song lyrics, and seem to be worn without fail by glamorous celebrities no matter the occasion. The most notorious of the shoe loving pop culture media is of the smash HBO series Sex in the City, in which shoes are one of its main themes.

The truth is women are in love with shoes.
Here's why:


Variety - women simply cannot wear the same shoe every day. They need change and shoes need to match what they are wearing and they need to match their activities and lifestyle.

Style - Many styles for different occasions when girls want to look good. When they want to look hot, the sexy heels shoes. Also when they want to look comfortable.

A Good Deal -Women are born to shop for shoes. It is a true skill and art. No true Women can turn down a good deal on a pair of sexy heels shoes. It is almost impossible for a true girl to resist a half price pair of high heels.

Comfort - The sexy heels vs the flats. Sexy heels look hot but a problem is that ten years down the line they will have no toes left so most women alternate between sexy heels shoes and flats. Therefore more shoes in the closet!

Durability - Well made women's shoes can last a lifetime. This is especially true if you do not wear them every day. As a result of this all the shoes build up the closet till it explodes.

Trendy - Unlike that hot pink leather skirt the girls partied in back in the day, the sexy heels shoes that they may have worn with it are still in fashion. In fact, Flashdance plastic jelly shoes have made a huge comeback. Therefore more shoes to buy.

Stability - Women grow but their shoe size doesn't.

Options - "Should I wear my 5 inch Marc Jacobs sexy heels shoes today, or my 2 inch Gucci loafers?" It's a woman's fundamental right to be able to make a choice on her own shoes. In order to help them make those difficult choices women need many different shoes to choose from.

Collections - men collect Playboy magazines. Women collect shoes.

Friendship - they say a dog is a mans best friend - well shoes are a woman's best friend. Shoes will always be there for women and the more friends she can get the better.

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Why is Faux Fur Popular?

This faux fur fabric has the look and feel of real fur and is just as warm. It can be dyed in various colours and prints to match the patterns on real fur be it chinchilla or cheetah....

Why is Faux Fur Popular?

It is a wonderful feeling to be wrapped up in a fur coat in the winters. The soft and luxurious material keeps you warm and comfortable in the worst of the biting cold. However, having all that fur around you does make you feel guilty that here you are warm and cozy at the cost a poor little helpless animal's life. It makes you wonder if man has actually left his barbaric ways! Hunting and skinning animals for food and clothing just like in the early evolution days. True, the circumstances were different then - for starters there was no PETA to object. Now, however, we are more civilized, we care for our environment and we are worried about the depleting arctic ice caps and disappearing species of flora and fauna. Yet, we continue to breed and kill rabbits, beavers, fox, bear and so many more animals for our comfort.

Well, all animal lovers and animal activists can now breathe a sigh of relief. Technological advances in science have heralded the start of a new method of saving the animals. In the late 1950s, came the creation of fake fur. This was made of acrylic polymers and over the years has gone from looking fake to seeming so authentic - it would take an expert to tell the fake from real. Acrylic polymers have been mixed with other polymers (for the non-techie, this is as far as I will venture) to produce what is called modacrylic fabric - in simple words - Faux Fur fabric.

This faux fur fabric has the look and feel of real fur and is just as warm. It can be dyed in various colours and prints to match the patterns on real fur be it chinchilla or cheetah. The properties of modacrylic fibers make it possible to obtain bright pink, turquoise, purple and even orange colored stuff. There is no limit to the probable uses of faux fur fabric. It is a very essential fashion resource visible on garments and accessories for both men and women. Homes now look brighter, elegant and sometimes just funky and stylized with the addition of bed linen - spreads, bolsters and blankets, furnishings such as rugs, throws and cushion covers. Soon the faux fur may replace the real stuff on walls too!

The fabric is fluffy, bouncy and light, which makes it perfect for accessories such as wraps and boas. Since it is durable and hand washable, faux fur fabric makes very good jackets and rugs! With the material being fire resistant, it's safe too specially when using it around the house! Usually you would need to keep fur away from moisture to avoid losing the sheen. With the advanced fabric curing, faux fur is more resistant to moisture and absorbs it less and so dries up faster. The sheen is maintained with the help of resins used to make the acrylic fibers. What's more, the faux fur fabric is resistant to insect attack!

With all these features, it is not hard to imagine why faux fur fabric is fast becoming a very popular choice for clothes as well as interior dcor. Being available at a fraction of the cost of real fur is just the tip of the iceberg of the benefits of faux fur fabric.

Christopher Schwebius is an entrepreneur who seeks out sharply defined, specifically focused topics to research. Upon finishing his research he provides relevant, un-biased information to his readers based on his discoveries and/or personal experiences. One of his latest ongoing projects can be viewed at http://www.fauxfur-rugs.com
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Make Holiday Pajamas a Tradition in Your Home

Holiday pajamas in men's and women's sleepwear to make sure your personal comfort needs are met since you are unlikely going to need booties on the bottom of your flannel pajamas...

Make Holiday Pajamas a Tradition in Your Home


Holiday time is special for everyone, as the nights leading up to Christmas are filled with hot cocoa, festive dinners, and of course the big night and morning around the Christmas tree. After a large dinner or in the morning there is nothing better to enjoy yourself in than some festive Christmas pajamas. If you really want to go all out for the winter holidays you will want to purchase some special flannel pajamas or even matching family pajamas so your family can truly bond during the holiday that only comes once a year. There is nothing cuter than your family unwrapping their presents clad in Bed Head pajamas around the tree, and nothing will make a better picture for your holidays.

In fact, if you are truly inventive, and continue with the tradition of matching family pajamas that are purchased each year, you could sort through the years and categorize your scrapbook by which set of holiday pajamas everyone is wearing! Remember, Christmas comes but once a year so making an investment in flannel pajamas every year is not a bad purchase. Plus, since your children are going to associate their Christmas pajamas with presents, cheer, and joy, chances are they will wear them almost every day of the winter. Thus you can keep your family warm and cozy and keep a great scrapbook full of memories all in one.

For the adults, you can purchase your holiday pajamas in men's and women's sleepwear to make sure your personal comfort needs are met since you are unlikely going to need booties on the bottom of your flannel pajamas. This is a great idea for older children as well since your teenager daughter will probably enjoy women's sleepwear more than kid's pajamas as well. In fact, you may want to check out flannel pajamas by Bed Head to find adult and teenage options that everyone will enjoy with the same enthusiasm as younger children.

If you are wondering how exactly to make matching family pajamas a tradition around your Christmas tree with a wide array of ages, you may simply strive to keep everybody in flannel pajamas that all have the same holiday pajamas theme. For instance, one year everyone might have Christmas pajamas that have candy canes on them, and another year maybe everybody could have snowflake pajamas as their official holiday pajamas.

In fact, you can even spice up the tradition by having a raffle every Christmas in which the winner gets to choose the theme for next year's holiday pajamas. This way, the matching family pajamas become exciting for everyone instead of a drag. Of course as the years pass, you may have to repeat some styles and choices or Christmas pajamas, but you will still be creating memories for your children that will last a lifetime. Share the joy and embrace the togetherness that every family strives for around the holidays and start your own tradition of matching family pajamas today.

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Funky Prom Dresses

Funky Prom Dresses**Play with bright colors and choose funky prom dresses to wear on the prom night. You can go for red, royal, fuchsia, orange, magenta, green and blue...

Funky Prom Dresses

When we think of prom we think of youth and parties and dance and so much more of good food and loads of friends. We all know how important it is to look good on the prom night and there is so much we can do to look good and different from others. Let's see to look different what all we can do. To begin with change the routine prom dress into a funky prom dresses look.

Funky prom dresses tend to stand out and look different than others. A black tux for boys and a black gown for girls are very traditional on a prom night. To get funky you have to get bold and bright.

Play with bright colors and choose funky prom dresses to wear on the prom night. You can go for red, royal, fuchsia, orange, magenta, green and blue.

For funky prom dresses you can go for bolder colors like silver, gold, platinum and look more vibrant. You can use these colors in any way in the dress and can add them in accessories also. Colors play a very important role in making your dress funky.

You can also go oriental, Victorian, Russian and use eye popping colors and play with the necklines to get funky prom dresses. Necklines can be in so many shapes like you can go for a halter neck, strapless, single straps or heart shaped bust. Plunge your necklines both sides and add some ribbons or laces and make it funky.

Accessorize your dress and make it star-studded and shine. Many funky prom dresses have sequins added to them which make them look special. You can also play with colorful beads and have beaded funky look. They use feathers also to get a different look. Laces are also massively used in such dresses.

Funky prom dresses look very feminine yet trendy. The length can vary from dress to dress. That's an individual preference. A long dress till ankle length will look very chic in a vibrant color. A short ballon look will also make a very funky dress. Sleeves are also optional and straps can be added any where.

Fashion is a relative term and changes very very often. You can go berserk with colors, beads, rhinestone, crystals and sequins. Funky prom dresses are always in fashion rather they make fashion statements. Trends keep changing and moods keep changing from person to person and everybody wants to look good on a prom night.

Maintain a youthful look and shine on the prom night. To add to this look remember to have a funky hair style with some color in your hair. You can use ribbons and laces and nets and get funky. Platinum color in your hair can change the way you look drastically.

Accessorize yourself by using funky neck pieces, colorful bracelets, vibrant colors in your shoes and sandals to match your dress. Funky prom dresses look awesome with funky shoes in trendy colors to match with. All these accessories gear up your look and add a lot of attitude and fun also. So get funky this prom night and let people see how different you can be in funky prom dresses.

Christopher Schwebius is an entrepreneur who seeks out sharply defined, specifically focused topics to research. Upon finishing his research he provides relevant, un-biased information to his readers based on his discoveries and/or personal experiences. One of his latest ongoing projects can be viewed at http://www.gothic-promgowns.com

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Personalized Bags For All Ages

There different types of custom-made totes and one of today's trends are personalized totes. From small, medium to large totes**These personalized accessories can make a perfect special present during her 18th birthday or graduation day...

Personalized Bags For All Ages


What makes bags very popular is they are very useful and functional for all ages. From little children to elders, bags are used to carry numerous valuables. There are lots of variety for these items, from very simple to chic. You can find different choices of styles, designs, sizes and colors for these accessories at local retail stores. However, if you want more wider options, you can browse the Internet for different online stores that offer accessories like bags. For any purpose, these items are purchased within the limit of the buyer's budget. You can find such accessories that come in expensive or inexpensive prices. But a choice of such accessories can make or break your outfit, so make sure you select the right kind to suit your personality.

For youngsters, especially teens, a popular choice of accessories for them are tote bags. Totes are accessories that come with very stylish appeal, perfect for teens' energetic and sassy personalities. There different types of custom-made totes and one of today's trends are personalized totes. From small, medium to large totes, they are available with monogrammed names or initials. These personalized accessories can make a perfect special present during her 18th birthday or graduation day. You may consider a Personalized Mia Reversible Tote, a sweet and simple personalized tote that is very versatile to use - reversible to suit any occasion. This bucket-shaped bag can make a perfect gift for fashionable teens who love to have a switching option to style their look. These totes come in several colors to choose from, so you want to make sure you could have one for yourself as well!

Purses, clutches and handbags are commonly used by party goers during red carpet events, black-tie parties, weddings, anniversaries and the like. These accessories usually come with elegant appeal. Different elegant styles and designs for purses, clutches and handbags are widely available. However many people would think that they are made with expensive prices, but surprisingly there are wide cheap options for these items, if you'll just have some time to shop for those inexpensive options, you'll definitely find the right one for you. But if you opt for personalized options, you may consider a Sharon Personalized Evening Carry Clutch. A well coordinated clutch with beautifully tailored tweed perfect for grand ball gowns. This timeless classic beauty clutch is personalized with modern flair in genuine Swarovski crystals. Buy this clutch for yourself or give it to your fashionable friend who always looks posh and polished.

There are other personalized bags that are fitted to any budget preference. You can find a cheap evening bag, personalized travel bags, personalized cosmetic cases and toiletry bags. They are made with personal touch by embroidering your name or initials. For stores that offer custom-made items, their personalized bags are sold with extra charges for personalizing but you can still find stores that don't give extra fees. So indulge yourself with a shopping spree for such beautiful bags, whether you grab your girlfriends, sister or mom with you. After all, they too can select their own style of bags to suit their personality.

Jnet is an author for a variety of lifestyle issues and topics. If you're looking for monogrammed totes, visit the website Bags-purses-totes.com and browse their collection. Get a monogrammed purse with your very own initials at an affordable price.

By Janet Verra
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Awareness Wristbands

Wristbands became famous by lance Armstrong who fought against multiple cancers. Armstrong used to wear yellow color rubber wristband. Today rubber wristbands come in many colors like blue, pink, yellow etc. Blue rubber wristbands are highly popular among footballers...

Awareness Wristbands

Hunger relief wristbands are orange in color. These wristbands are based on families in need, victims of natural disasters and famine. Purple wristbands campaign was started in northamptonshire to raise awareness among public about domestic violence nationwide. The stop hidden hurt campaign was launched in June, more than 15,000 purple wristbands have been sent out to countries like Canada, America and Australia as people have requested them. Even sportsperson like northampton's cobblers footballers and Northampton shire cricketers have promoted this campaign. Even police officers in areas like Thomes valley, cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Hertfordshire and greater Manchester have send thousands of purple wristbands. Increasing public awareness about hidden crime is very important so that the victims and survivors can report the incident to the police. Domestic violence can affect victims like physical, psychological and emotional abuse. This destroys the life of many victims who are male or female, young or old from any cultural background.

Wristbands became famous by lance Armstrong who fought against multiple cancers. Armstrong used to wear yellow color rubber wristband. Today rubber wristbands come in many colors like blue, pink, yellow etc. Blue rubber wristbands are highly popular among footballers. This wristband was launched by BBC Radio one, which had words like "Beat Bullying" written on it. One more popular wristband is about support our troop's wristbands which are worn by family members of American serviceman. These come in many colors. The pink ones are for breast cancer awareness. These wristbands are mostly made of either silicon or rubber. There are also paper and leather wristbands and ornamental bracelets. Purple wristbands are used by lupus foundation of America for a lupus camp. Their slogan being someone you know has lupus.

Blue bracelets are created to raise awareness of austism spectrum disorders. Their slogan is think autism, think cure. Blue wristbands are used by the cystic fibrosis foundation so that they can raise funds for cystic fibrosis. Red rubber wristbands are used for a campaign to educate the public about the dangers of tobacco. Red, white and blue U.S.A. wristbands are sold so that they can support those who have lost a loved one in the armed forces. Certain other bracelets like "I Will" is sold in blue and pink color for cancer, green for muscular dystrophy and orange for multiple sclerosis. There are also a variety of bracelets being sold to benefit tsunami relief efforts.

Brayan Peter is a seo copywriter for Wristbandconnection.com. Looking for silicone bracelets. You have come to the right place that offers you excellent Wristbands for any kind of usage, whether for a product promotion or for fundraising; Wristband Connection is the right place.

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Buying Kids Clothing the Inexpensive Way

The kids apparel galleries, anywhere in the shopping malls are full of stunning looking dresses for the kids...For online buying of inexpensive clothes,Seasonal sales,Children clothing stores,Garage sales,Consignment shops...

Buying Kids Clothing the Inexpensive Way

The kids apparel galleries, anywhere in the shopping malls are full of stunning looking dresses for the kids. Many times the color combination and their stylish cuts may lure a buyer to buy those dresses.

However, the buyers, as far as buying of kids clothing is concerned, are not completely interested in the outlooks only. They tend to give a special attention to the price tags. They seem least interested in buying costly clothing for the kids who grow faster than their garden plants.

So a trader, in order to supply comparatively inexpensive kids clothing to the buyers, may explore certain sources to find the "rightly inexpensive" kids apparels.

After all, it is a trader's duty to help their female clients realize that apart from being a loving mama,

How they can become a very careful and intelligent housewives too.


Online:

For online buying of inexpensive clothes, eBay can be a better bet. They promise to give some better deals.

Seasonal sales:

Almost all the shopping malls around the United States arrange clearance sales. These sales happen to take place during the end of the business season. Not only that a trader can find some cheapest stuffs, but he/she may see some dresses commonly not seen on the shelves anywhere else.

Children clothing stores:

Avoid going to the shops and malls, where they keep kids clothing merely to enlarge their collections. Rather, step into those stores which only sale clothing for babies. They strive to serve in a better way.

Garage sales:

For this, only a trader needs to do is to see online, on Saturday mornings, that which parts of the city are going to host garage sales. Apart from new clothes, over there, one can buy stocks of used ones too, if his/her buyers prefer.

Consignment shops:


Probably, these may be the most thrilling buying place for a trader who is looking for extremely inexpensive kids clothing for trades. Here, a complete outfit, always, at the price not sufficient enough to buy a single piece of clothing in a mall nearby can be found easily.

There are many more fashion products which need special skills while buying.

Apart from buying, Exploring Fashion too is a real fun.

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Are Chinese and Japanese Ancient Clothing Similar?

Ancient Japanese clothing is often mistaken as the 'Kimono'...clothing of ancient Japan. The long, narrow garment worn now tied with an Obi, Ancient Chinese clothing for women was the Cheongsam which was a one piece suit consisting of a high neck with a closed collar and short or medium sleeves...

Are Chinese and Japanese
Ancient Clothing Similar?


Ancient Japanese clothing is often mistaken as the 'Kimono'. The word kimono simply means 'thing to wear' and it is a modern term coined when Japan was pressurized to name a national costume. Though what is call a Kimono today is somewhat similar the clothing of ancient Japan. The long, narrow garment worn now tied with an Obi, or a Sash around the waist, was a look achieved around the Edo period (17th to 19th century).

Japan was a collection of loosely tied clans and while Japan aspired to become an Empire, it had increased trade with China. With the advent of trade, came Chinese dress materials and style of clothing. Ti will hence be safe to assume that ancient Japanese clothing was largely influenced by ancient Chinese clothing. By 718, the clothing codes had restrictions entirely influenced by china. The influence of china on ancient Japan was no less than a military siege! While wearing a robe, the Chinese considered wearing a robe form right to left barbaric since it was easy for right handed people. The code in Japan specified that robes had to be worn right over left and it became a convention of Kimono wearing in Japan ever since.

Chinese ancient clothing has been setting trends for centuries. Rules of dressing were followed religiously and most dress patterns and designs were influenced by religion. Ancient Chinese clothing was in warm tones with a lot of embroidery and silk sashes used to tie the robes instead of buttons. During the Zhou Dynasty, dragon robes were seen mostly worn by emperors. These were heavily embroidered with nine yellow dragons and five cloud patterns. These were considered auspicious for the wearer and had a symbolic meaning. The nine and five combinations were calculated deliberately used while designing; this symbolized the dignity of the throne. Dragons were embroidered on the front and back of the robes, also the knee areas and even shoulders.

Ancient Chinese clothing for women was the Cheongsam which was a one piece suit consisting of a high neck with a closed collar and short or medium sleeves. The fitted waist and slits on the sides complimented women's figures well. The tunic suit dominated ancient Chinese clothing, known as the 'Zhongshan suit', had a turned down collar and 4 pockets. Animal print embroidery patches were used during the Ming and Qing dynasty. Beautiful in appearance and very intricate, these embroideries also symbolized the ranks of officers who wore them.

Both the ancient Chinese clothing and ancient Japanese clothing evolved over the centuries and during different dynasties ruled. The major differences in the designs and embroideries were that while the ancient Chinese clothing symbolized religion and auspicious symbolism; the ancient Japanese clothing was more colorful and used floral patterns without any symbolic meanings. Both the clothing styles however distinguished in social ranking, age, sex and other aspects. Clothes of a wearer explained their social status or their marital status where women were concerned.

Christopher Schwebius is an entrepreneur who seeks out sharply defined, specifically focused topics to research. Upon finishing his research he provides relevant, un-biased information to his readers based on his discoveries and/or personal experiences.

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Women's Western Boots Buying Tips

women's western boots locally or regionally so that you can try them on, see them in a mirror, and walk in them to gauge their level of comfort,

Women's Western Boots Buying Tips

Women's cowboy boots come in many different styles and colors. Don't be in a rush to choose your new pair. It takes time to research the topic and understand the different features and benefits of different materials.

If you plan to shop online and then purchase your women's western boots locally or regionally so that you can try them on, see them in a mirror, and walk in them to gauge their level of comfort, find manufacturers and retailers online by searching on (as one example) "womens+western+boots+_______ (your home town or nearest major city)". That will narrow the search to within driving distance.

If you don't care about trying on your new women's western boots before purchase - knowing that the return guarantee will be honored if you don't walk in them outdoors or wear them more than the brief moments it takes to try them on and see how they look - you can search more broadly on-line. Simply leave off your home town and nearest major city from the formula shown above. But when you search in this way, don't be surprised to find over two million returns! Women's western boots are a fashion statement that spans the globe.

While on-line or in a store, your next line of inquiry - after finding the pair of boots you want - is to find out about the care and maintenance of your new pair of women's western boots. Unlike other footwear, western boots require dedicated care and maintenance to keep them "healthy and whole" from wearing to wearing.

Because most fashionable women's western boots are made from animal hides or skins (except in a few instances where the are made from less-expensive composite, man-made materials), when you bring a pair home you have to think of them as "living" boots. Remember: They are made of hide or skin. Each has unique qualities and both require additional care and maintenance. Skins can very quickly dry out, crack and separate if left unprotected by special care and maintenance products. And animal hide women's western boots "breathe" (have pores in them), so their care and maintenance requires products that do not clog the pores or damage the hide.

You can find care and maintenance wisdom on-line under Frequently Asked Questions or by going to the CONTACT US link found at most websites. If you're shopping locally (or e-mailing), don't be embarrassed or afraid to confess, "This is my first pair of women's western boots of this particular type and I want to know from an expert how to care for them so they'll last a long time." It happens all the time. If your salesperson can't or won't take the time to tell you, ask to see the manager or shop somewhere else. If the seller wants your trust and return business, he or she invest enough quality time with you to underline the precise protocol required for the pair of boots you want to buy, and the products required to follow the guidelines.

People looking to buy a new pair of women's western boots should visit the Cowboy and Western Boots blog Shoppers can get information on western boots, including their history, top brands, product reviews and tips on where to shop.

By Kelly Morgan
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