วันอาทิตย์ที่ 17 พฤษภาคม พ.ศ. 2552

The Political Tee Shirt to Make a Statement

A political tee shirt that's what! Every time the elections roll around, there is a fresh innovation in the world of tee shirt design, and there is a slew of Graphic Tees,....

The Political Tee Shirt to Make a Statement

What is it that is button-less, collarless, and pocket-less, with a round neck and short sleeves? What is perhaps the most comfortable and ubiquitous garment in the world? A Tee shirt that's what! And what is it that makes a political statement, declares electoral allegiance and shows support for the candidature or other cause? A political tee shirt that's what! Every time the elections roll around, there is a fresh innovation in the world of tee shirt design, and there is a slew of Graphic Tees, or funny tshirts with a political message that start gaining popularity instantly. Political tees can be used to make any kind of statement be it on the environment, democracy, freedom, war and peace or electoral candidate.

There is a whole lot of funny tshirts inspired by President George W Bush and not in a nice way I may add. So it is that you have a graphic tee of a diminutive Bush, with an elongated shadow behind him that of the evil character from Star Wars, Darth Vader, complete with brandished sword, with the caption Dubya Vader! Here's another: Who would Jesus Bomb? The answer is just a picture of a silly smiling Bush.

Then there are those tees that declare you to be a conservative or a liberal: here is a really funny tee; I'd rather be a conservative nut job than a liberal with no nuts and no job. Or what about this one that claims to list the Top Ten Good Things About Liberals and then has a list with numbers 10 to 2 left blank, and the number 1 being They Die Eventually. Even though the message is a little hostile you can't help but smile. And here is one that does not mince any words about what the wearer thinks about Liberals: I just neutered a cat. Now he's a liberal. Then of course there are all of those Tees which declare to all and sundry who you are going to vote for in the next election.

Graphic tees can be used sometimes be used to make a serious political statement, say one relating to the environment: A stark black tee with a monochrome picture of planet Earth on it, bears the slogan There is no Planet B, an effective way to remind people that we need to take care of mother Earth it's the only one we have! Another thought provoking one would be a plain tee with the drawing of a tree on in, only the branches of the tree look more like the human brain and the words Think Green printed on it compel you to think.

You can now design your own t shirt and get paid for it. Submit your designs to the ongoing design contest at Inkfruit.com and you could win cash prizes if your t shirt design is selected a winner.

By Sarika Kabra
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Thank Goodness God Created Women! - A Jewelers Sentiment

Thank Goodness God Created Women! - A Jewelers Sentiment

If it were not for the ladies, all the jewelers on earth would be out of business. In fact the idea of taking a chunk of yellow metal and fashioning it into something that you could hang around your neck, put through your ears, attach to your garment, or put on your wrist or finger, would probably never have dawned on the male of the species. He would have probably used the stuff to make horse shoes, water buckets or belt buckles, if indeed the wearing of pants would ever have become necessary.

This Feminine fascination for things yellow and sparkly is not a new phenomenon. Take a look at this quote from the ancient scriptures and note that it was stated before Eve came on the scene.

" Now there was a river issuing out of Eden to water the garden, and from there it began to be parted and it became, as it were, four heads. 11 The first one's name is Pi'shon; it is the one encircling the entire land of Havilah, where there is gold. 12 And the gold of that land is good. There also are the bdellium gum and the onyx stone." - Genesis 2:10-14

Most of us have heard of Mesopotamia, which means 'the land between the rivers' Somewhere in or near this ancient land, the first discovery of Gold was made and it must have been at the beginning of our history that the idea of creating jewelry by combining gold and gemstones, was conceived.

How appropriate! Perhaps Adam already had his workbench, jeweler's pliers, files and tools in production, ready to please his lady. Maybe that's a bit far fetched, but one thing is for sure. He had the gold and the gems.

Whether you believe in the Garden or Eden or not, its very strange that practically every nation on earth has some sort of legend associated with a paradise, a tree, some fruit, and eternal life. And the idea of combining gemstones [in this case onyx and bdellium gum-see below] with gold, has never gone out of fashion.

Take, for example, this quote from the book: Treasures from the Royal Tombs of Ur. Summarizing the tomb of Queen Puabi, discovered by Wooley, back in the 1920s Puabi. The words of Wooley accentuate the excitement that must have pervaded these pioneer archaeologists of the 20th century:

"In the largest of all the stone-built royal tombs, which had been entered by robbers and most thoroughly plundered, there remained only one corner of the last chamber to be cleared, and we had given up expectation of any 'finds' when suddenly a loose bit of shell inlay turned up, and the next minute the foreman's hand, carefully brushing away the earth, laid bare the corner of a mosaic in lapis lazuli and shell."

He uncovered some 600 burials, including a particularly rich tomb that yielded a gold reticule (similar to a woman's handbag) containing gold toilet implements and a dagger with a blade made of a gold-and-silver alloy called electrum, a handle of lapis lazuli, and an elaborate gold sheath
The queen's tomb included 23 sacrificed servants, a lyre with golden ornaments, and a fortune in vessels and jewelry made of gold, silver, and gems. gold, lapis lazuli, carnelian, and white paste. A gold band was wound several times around the queen's head and over it was placed a frontlet of lapis lazuli and carnelian beads supporting gold ring pendants.

This in turn was overlaid by a band of lapis lazuli cylindrical beads and pendant leaves fashioned from sheet gold, each with a carnelian bead at its tip. Another band of pendant leaves, different in form, comprised the next layer. These leaves were separated by gold rosettes with petals inlaid with lapis and white paste.

At the back of her head, Puabi wore a gold comb surmounted by rosettes. A pair of large double-lunate earrings were given added support by four spiral twists of gold wire set in locks of hair somewhere close to the ears.

Her upper body was covered by strands of beads made of precious metals and semiprecious stones that stretched from her shoulders to her belt. Ten rings decorated her fingers. A diadem or fillet made up of thousands of small lapis lazuli beads with gold pendants depicting plants and animals was apparently on a table near her head.

Two attendants were in the chamber with Puabi, one crouched near her head, the other at her feet. Various metal, stone and pottery vessels lay around the walls of the chamber, as well as a delightful solid gold drinking straw. "

If you take a look at this amazing array of ancient women's ornaments, what strikes you is that a lot of it would not look out of place on a modern woman and could appear in the pages of the latest copy of 'Vogue' along with other current designs, without raising an eyebrow.

Yes, nothing has changed. It started in Eden. Continued in Ur and stays with us to this day. Women just love gold and jewelery, and as a stone cutter and jewelery designer, I repeat the sentiment: 'Thank Goodness God Created Women."

Addendum: My research indicates that Ur, the birthplace of Abraham is the most ancient of all cities. Other discoveries in Iraq have yielded thousands of clay tablets which describe the every day life of people living 2000 years BC. Please do a Google search on this subject for more research on this fascinating period of human history.

Bdellium gum: This is a genus of small trees or bushes with a scrubby, spiny appearance and little foliage, growing in hot sunny places. When the bark is cut, a fragrant, resinous juice, or gum, oozes out. After the gum is removed from the tree it soon hardens, becomes wax like and transparent, and is similar to a pearl in appearance.

Onyx [meaning 'fingernail' in Greek]. There are many varieties of this stone but the original description by the Greeks indicated that the color was similar to the effects you get as you look at your fingernail.

Thank Goodness God created women! And a jeweler might ad: and gold, silver and precious stones as well!

Its amazing that, just like snowflakes, there are an endless array of jewelry designs! Click on http://www.opalmine.com to see gemstones such as you have never seen before. These ancient beauties have been released from the dirt of the Australian outback, captured by the skill of our online designer 'Brusacci' and placed skillfully in frames of gold and silver. Enjoy a visit to the Australian bush at the same time, and talk to the designer himself if you want some special jewelry suggestions.

Peter Brusaschi the author of the CD 'The ordinary Bloke's guide to opal' has been sponsoring the site http://www.opalmine.com with its opal encyclopedia and chat forum, for the past 10 years. Peter has been visiting the Australian outback for the past 50 years and is an expert on the subject of opals, and the Australian outback. [known by Australians as 'the bush']
By Peter Brusaschi
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Buying Picnic Baskets For Special Gifts

Picnic baskets make great gifts for couples and families...Several types of willow, such as yellow willow, are popular. Other baskets are made of combinations of woods, such as rattan and bamboo....

Buying Picnic Baskets For Special Gifts

Picnic baskets make great gifts for couples and families. After you have given these presents to your friends and relatives, they will think of you when they are enjoying their outdoor meals.

There are many different styles to choose.

The basic structures of picnic baskets are made of various materials. Several types of willow, such as yellow willow, are popular. Other baskets are made of combinations of woods, such as rattan and bamboo. There are even some that are made in the style of a suitcase, out of a support structure covered in canvas.

Look for unique shapes of picnic baskets. Some are designed specifically for a special event. One might be a white washed basket in a heart shape meant for a wedding couple. Another special shape and style could be an oval basket with deep rose lid and handles to signify romance. This could be given to any couple.

Other shapes include picnic baskets that open from the center to each side, suitcase style, barrel style, and English style. Explore all the different choices to find the one that strikes you as the most beautiful.

Inside the basket, there should usually be a lining. Some of them are lined with canvas, corduroy, or quilted cotton. Many picnic baskets come complete with picnic blankets so your friends can stretch out their picnic lunch on a shady park lawn or in a breezy meadow. There are several options for transporting wine in picnic baskets. Some of them have special wine holders that attach to the outside of the basket. Others have special compartments inside for bottles of wine. There are others that are simply roomy enough that you can put the bottle of wine in the bottom of the basket.

Pay attention to the extras that are added in with picnic baskets. You might find wine glasses and a corkscrew for a romantic toast. A cheese knife and cutting board would give them the tools to complete the snack. If they wanted to go all out and have a meal, they could use plates, flatware, and cloth napkins. Stainless steel salt and pepper shakers add a nice touch. It is more common to find picnic baskets with service for two. Perhaps that is because of the romance often associated with picnics. However, families also like to take picnics. You can easily find baskets with service for four.

These carriers will be a little larger, which is what you need when you are serving more people. They are also handy when two couples go out together for a day in the fresh air. Some of these picnic baskets have a set of four wine glasses; perfect for such an event. When you want to give a present to encourage your friends to enjoy outdoor recreation, picnic baskets are great for couples and small groups. Your friends or relatives will add these baskets to their home store of recreation equipment. They will then be ready when warm weather and a relaxing day come together.

For purchasing information visit Bargains Delivered Picnic Baskets or PicnicsDelivered.com
By Bob Schmitt
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41How to Choose Beauty Cases to Match Your Sense of Adventure

Choose Beauty Cases ....When choosing beauty cases for your make up and personal products, look for cases that are well made to stand up to the demands of travel....

41How to Choose Beauty Cases to Match Your Sense of Adventure

People who travel for business or pleasure usually find their road trips to be fun and exciting. If you are packing for such a trip, you might find yourself zipping your good make up into plastic bags and throwing it in your large suitcases with your clothing. While it may seem a carefree way to pack, you will not feel so laid back when your clothing is damaged and your make up is ruined. Beauty cases offer a solution.

When choosing beauty cases for your make up and personal products, look for cases that are well made to stand up to the demands of travel. The most durable kinds are usually box-shaped train cases. Locking clasps will ensure that no one touches your cosmetics unless you want them to do so. A sturdy handle is important so that you can easily carry the beauty case without dropping its contents.

Another thing to look for when choosing beauty cases is the size you want. Some people only have a little make up to bring along. For them, a very small, plain cube with about a 7 inch by 7 inch base would be ideal. They could bring everything along without carrying more than they needed.

However, you may want the maximum storage space for your cosmetics if you are an actor, a model, you are going on a long trip, or you simply like to carry a lot of make up. If this is the case, you can get all kinds of beauty cases to do the job. There are beauty cases with slide out drawers and fold out trays. Some of them even have movable dividers. There are rolling beauty cases that are as large as carry on luggage at about 14 inches wide, 9 inches deep, and 27 inches tall. People who carry these make up cases are prepared for any adventure.

Probably the least important consideration for most people buying beauty cases is the outward appearance. Many people prefer basic black. However, you might like to get something different than the standard color. There are dotted, stripped, and clear cases to choose. These cases are certainly more festive, and can put you in a vacationing mood.

Choosing beauty cases can be fun and easy. Just look for the qualities that are most important to you and you cannot go wrong. When you find the right make up case for the job, you will be ready to begin your adventures.

For purchasing information please visit BargainsDelivered.com or CasesDelivered.com
By Bob Schmitt
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Get Stylish With the Most Immortal Dress Styles of All Time!

Dress Styles--- The immortal black dress: - The curvaceous corset dress: - Emphasizing your figure with the sheath gown: - Minis and Baby Doll dresses:

Get Stylish With the Most Immortal Dress Styles of All Time!

People say we are what we wear. People can usually guess our personalities from the cloths we wear. And women usually are very critical of what they wear because of the fact that they want to create a wonderful first impression on everyone they meet. And this urge has inspired designers to create the best clothes for the women who love wearing them to death. And this demand has produced some of the richest varieties of dresses that this age has made popular.

From Marilyn Monroe to Marilyn Manson, different kinds of dresses have been used to make different kinds of statements. The combination of the accessibility and the sexiness of dresses makes it an obvious choice for women who dress to impress. But of course not every dress suits every kind of woman. So what kind of dresses have been made popular by fashion overtime?

Here are a few:

- The immortal black dress:
There was a bygone age when wearing black was taboo for women because it was said to be a color of death and mourning. But now it has transformed into the most sophisticated and beautiful of all dress colors. The little black dress has transformed into a style icon that's never out of season.

- The curvaceous corset dress:
Nothing speaks of a sexy kind of dominance like the corset. It is the ultimate combination of sexy, mysterious and dark. And another advantage of wearing a corset dress is that it gives the illusion of curves to those who have none and enhances those who are thus gifted. A definite keeper.

- Emphasizing your figure with the sheath gown:
The sheath gown provides the ultimate silhouette for your body in the sense that it provides emphasis on your model-like curves without being skin-tight. If you have the body to flaunt this elongated gown made popular by the likes of Monica Bellucci, then by all means it's for you!

- Minis and Baby Doll dresses:
This is one of the best fashion revivals of all. Remember the 1960s when all the screen bombshells would flaunt their figures with reckless abandon and short skirts? Now this cute and sexy fashion statement is making a comeback with a vengeance. And all the man are praising heaven for it!

These are just a few of the popular dresses that have been catapulted by style into immortality. For more ideas on what to wear that would make you feel amazing, go to: http://crunkish.com/top-ten-dress-styles-for-the-fashion-fabulous/
By Otto Kreistler
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The Right Handbags For You

Women love to have the right handbags. The right handbag will offer the owner many important factors: versatility, reliability, functionality, and all of this while remaining stylish, trendy,

The Right Handbags For You

Handbag designs keep getting better and more creative every season. Women can make great style statements by carrying handbags. Most stylish women in the world all have a great collection of handbags as their matching accessories. With the increased consciousness and awareness about the fashion everybody wants to have the latest and trendy accessories. Women all over the world have already understood that great looks come with handbags.

Women love to have the right handbags. The right handbag will offer the owner many important factors: versatility, reliability, functionality, and all of this while remaining stylish, trendy, and affordable. Of course you want a handbag that's of good quality. Be aware of what you want before you begin. Buy exactly what you want and need.

Here are some question before choosing The Right Handbags for You: Are you trendy, Casual or Classic one?. How would you describe your daily schedule? Which of the following best describes your shape? What do you usually carry with you?. Which of the following best describes your shape?

When choosing a handbag make sure the size is appropriate for your look. If you are tall and slender, then you want a handbag that is round or square and if you are a bit heavier as you should pick bags that are thin, slim and longer shaped. Women who are shorter and rounder tend to want to look thinner and taller, and a bag with a slim and long shape will help. For the tall and slender woman who want to look a little more fleshed out and shorter, a round or square handbag can help.

No matter what handbag you choose. Handbags come in every color and shade available in any size you need, and in numerous styles such as practical, theatrical, fanciful, and bold. Different styles are appropriate for different occasions and purposes. Depending upon the choice and personality of the person, the bags can be chosen

If you are real crazy for handbags, you can visit http://www.rezadesita.com you can browse our website and choose your favorite handbags.
By Reza Desita
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The Truth About Emo

The first emo bands to form were notably Embrace, which was a band formed by punk and straight edge veteran Ian MacKaye, ....

The Truth About Emo

Emo started as a genre of hardcore punk music in the 80s which revolved around the opposite ideals than that of most hardcore punk bands of that time. Generally hardcore punk was associated with positivity and being 'manly'. Hardcore punk shows would often consist of mainly males, and females were very rarely at hardcore shows. The band members and crowd were often shirtless and it was a very rough and raw genre filled with blood and sweat. Instead of these typical styles in hardcore, emo formed and was relatively calm sounding in comparison and far more melodic.

The first emo bands to form were notably Embrace, which was a band formed by punk and straight edge veteran Ian MacKaye, another one of the first emo bands to form is the band "Rites Of Spring". The word "emocore" which stands for 'emotional hardcore' also began to be used to classify early emo bands.

In the 90s the second wave of emo began to be associated with the indie scene more than the punk scene, as the first wave of emo was. Fundamental bands during the second wave of emo consist of Sunny Day Real Estate, At the Drive-In and The Get Up Kids. Most of these bands would be considered indie to many, but as I've stated during the second wave of emo there was a grey area where the two genres seemed to meet.

The third wave of emo which is the current wave of the genre became rather mainstream, especially due to the growth of internet usage and the easy promotion of bands through social and music networking sites. There is a lot of disagreement as to what current emo and screamo bands are. Most people tend to classify the band "My Chemical Romance" as the largest and most mainstream emo band of the current wave, even though My Chemical Romance themselves have publicly stated that they do not want to be called an emo band. Other bands which are generally referred to as emo/screamo bands are Senses Fail, Bleed The Dream, Hawthorne Heights and many more.

There has been large controversy on the topic of emo over the past few years, mainly due to misinterpretation and ignorance of the topic. Since the emo genre tends to focus on emotional concepts such as loss of love, relationships and problems within life many see it as a whiny genre and feel that the genre itself is promoting depression and self-mutilation of which both have nothing to really do with emo at all. It is possible that some bands mention self mutilation and actual depression but yet so do some metal and goth bands of which are both usually the largest haters of emo culture. What many fail to realize is that you don't have to be depressed or a cutter to be interest and involved in emo music. Though it is true that many people tend to follow a culture to fit in, in those cases you will often find those who adopt the self-mutilation and depression to try fit in.

Emo has also found itself in the media lately due to claims that children listening to emo bands are more likely to commit suicide. In another incident there was large media coverage for an event in Mexico where attacks on 'emo kids' ended up in large marches in protest against the violence.

http://www.scenestyles.net is a site dedicated to providing the truth about subcultures, as well as offering those interested in the fashion side of it tutorials on how to create the look that they want. There are forums, shopping, galleries and more.
By Bryn De Kocks
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Fashion Week - Business Women's Guide to Fashion

Business Women's Guide to Fashion**Listed below are helpful tips on how professional women can build their wardrobe and wear the proper clothes to project a confident, consistent and chic image!....

Fashion Week - Business Women's Guide to Fashion

Fashion concious professional women share a common bond that literally transends age, race, religion and careers. Professional women can use their image to promote confidence, professionalism, strength, authority, power and prestige in the business and academic worlds. Being properly dressed at meetings, work, networking events and other business related activities is very essential to growth, development and respect. It is very important that women pay attention to the clothes and accessories they buy and how they wear their clothes in the business arena. There truly is a thin line between what is acceptable and what is un-acceptable.

Listed below are helpful tips on how professional women can build their wardrobe and wear the proper clothes to project a confident, consistent and chic image!

Foot Works

Women should pay close attention to the type of shoes they wear when conducting business in a professional or formal atmospheres. Shoes should always be well made and fit the feet properly. Too tight shoes can be uncomfortable and easily noticed by others. Women wearing too big shoes, can project a sloppy image that does not represent confidence or the proper style. A woman's shoes should also be properly polished and not have scuff marks or tears in the leather. We recommend that women polish their shoes at least twice a week and alternate shoes so that they do not wear out quickly. Another good way to preserve shoes is to keep them in a shoe box and use shoe trees to keep and maintain their shape.

Top Management

Women should also have nice, well made tops and blouses for wearing under suit jackets or with a business casual ensemble. Tops should be professional looking and fit properly. Tops that are too big look sloppy and do not flatter the silhouette. Tops that are too tight or clingly are inappropriate for business. The best way to mainain tops is to hang them on hangers or fold them. You can even place dryer sheet in between the tops to prevent static cling, resist wrinkles and keep a fresh smell. Tops which are made of delicate materials such as silk should be dry cleaned or hand washed.

Wearing the Pants

Women should also pay attention to the their body type and how they select their pants or trousers. Women who are petite should select straight cut pants that will flatter their figure and give them an appearance of being tall. The straight cut will keep their shape and will not overwhelm their figure like other styles. Women who are tall should select pants that are extra long and loose, boot-cut or wide leg styles. These styles balance the figure and give the tall woman a nice shape. Capri pants may not be the most flattering style for a tall woman. Curvy women should select pants that are tailored to their figure and are not baggy or too tight.

Chi Chi Okezie is owner/producer of SIMPLEnetworking, LLC in Metro-Atlanta, GA. Newly published author of "SIMPLEnetworking: Creating Opportunities ... The new form of success!" View excerpts of the book and polish your professional approach: http://www.snseminars.com
By Chi Chi Okezie
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วันพุธที่ 4 กุมภาพันธ์ พ.ศ. 2552

Everyday Travel Cases - How to Buy Only the Best Bags For You

Everyday Travel Cases - How to Buy Only the Best Bags For You

It seems that no matter where you go, you always need to take along some of your belongings to make the day run more smoothly. There is a wide variety of everyday travel cases to help you keep everything together and organized. The trick is to look for bags and totes that have all the features you want.

First, you will want to make sure you are getting quality travel cases. Alti-pac is one good brand name, which offers messenger bags, crossover travel bags, waist pack bags, and Monosling Flap-pac bags. One way to tell if a brand name's products will last is to examine their replacement warranty. Chances are that if a company backs up its products, you can rely on them to be carefully designed and made.

It is important to figure out where you want to wear your travel cases, too. Some can be worn across the body, some over the shoulders or over one shoulder, and some around the waist. Some everyday travel cases are simply designed to carry in the hand.

Next, you can start thinking about what types of compartments you want your bag to have. Different bags have more or less pockets of varying sizes. Some are made for specific purposes, such as media pockets with earphone ports. Some are made especially for cell phones or pens. Others are just large pockets that cover a multitude of uses.

You will also want to notice whether the travel cases are waterproof or water resistant. These are good qualities to find in everyday travel cases since they tend to be used in all kinds of weather. Bags should be made from durable fabrics such as polyester.

Finally, you can start looking at the appearance of the bags, choosing the colors that suit you. You can find anything from Mocha to Paprika Red. Shop carefully and you will find a variety of everyday travel cases to choose. With a little thought and browsing, you can find the best everyday travel bags easily.

For purchasing information please visit Bargains Delivered Cases or BagsDelivered.com
By Bob Schmitt
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Here's to the New American Style!

I guess what I'm getting to is that Americans really dress appallingly. The 1960s was about tuning out, and there were a lot of people out there dressed like bums or hippies or both,...

Here's to the New American Style!

I sat the other day in my house of worship - a long-established religion that is probably similar to yours if you have a house of worship - net to a guy wearing flip-flops and running shorts.

Now, to be fair to the guy, he did not smell. I don't think he jogged to services, and nor do I think he came to services right from his cardio workout. In fact, the flip-flops alerted me to something amazing: he likely had no intention of working out at all.

This means, of course, that this was how he decided to dress to worship the god of his choice. His only saving grace, besides being at services that day, was that his T-shirt was not equipped with an advertisement for Hooters.

When I was a kid, you dressed up for weekend services. In fact, you dressed up for a lot of events. Little boys might, in some areas of the country, wear jeans to school - but never out to dinner, unless that dinner was coming in a bag and partnered with a paper crown or a clown hat. You went to a wedding or a funeral in a dark suit, and you knew that seersucker suits were items only for summer.

There were just standards.

After noticing flip-flop guy over the weekend, I went to dinner with a client at a very upscale restaurant and noticed that there was a table of guys wearing shorts and golf shirts. I reiterate - this was an upscale place.

So upscale, in fact, that the tab was higher than my electric bill in July. My client and I were wearing suits - it was the end of the day, and we'd been working. Maybe - just maybe - the golf shirt table was just back from an impromptu day on the links and had decided to brave the wrath of the chef by showing up looking like a Dockers ad, circa 1997.

I guess what I'm getting to is that Americans really dress appallingly. The 1960s was about tuning out, and there were a lot of people out there dressed like bums or hippies or both, though Madison Avenue and Wall Street still had their dress codes. By the time those norms trickled down to Middle America, however, they had become polyesterized and rubber-soled.

By the time the 1970s had come around, America did the world the biggest fashion disservice in the history of menswear. We were, after all the inventors of that most dire of dire garments: the leisure suit.

Why would you wear a suit during leisure times when you could wear slacks and a shirt or a sweater? How on earth does wearing a two-piece outfit - with matching turtleneck or open-necked silky shirt - equate to anyone's definition of leisure? Think back on that outfit. Go ahead - close your eyes - scroll down the poufy-haired guy, take in the gold chain, and reflect upon the horror of those loafers.

Fast forward a bit. America did not invent the track suit - or jogging suit, or whatever you choose to call it - but we did make it ubiquitous. That polyester stuff with the racing stripe - think Adidas - in the 1970s and early 1980s, and then the version that became known as the wind suit. That style was so bad. No one looked good in it. In a track suit, your butt looks like two hams or two Twinkies, and your chest looks like it is being held up by your gut. And yet, in America, we just keep on reinventing it - through Tony Soprano and the velour versions, and right back to the racing stripe version. Go USA.

Don't even get me started on the women's version with words across the rear end. Who doesn't want to use their posterior as a billboard?

I don't know if all of these quite match up to the trend for the last 10 years of so of wearing pajama bottoms as pants. I actually saw a woman at my son's parent-teacher day wearing a black tank top and a pair of fuzzy pink PJ bottoms with black skulls on them. Her husband was wearing flip-flops and a T-shirt with the words "I didn't do it" written on it.

Well, to put it bluntly - who would?

Clothing shouldn't just doesn't cover your body. It's time for America to take control of itself before we turn into a nation of poncho and diaper-wearing barbarians. Because really - wouldn't that just do the trick?

For men, the proper thing to wear - to dinner, to funerals, to weddings - is a suit. Buy yourself a dark-colored suit in a light wool and it will do the trick for the entire year. If you're feeling like taking a splurge and can pull it off, try something in linen or seersucker for summer.

To accessorize this brilliant suit, buy some beautifully tailored shirts in a good-quality cotton, some silk ties in patterns that look new and striking, and a pair of non-clunky shoes - preferably with laces, as they are more traditional.

If you really are trying to make an impression - and not one like flip-flop guy - buy yourself some good-looking cufflinks Cufflinks can dress up or down a suit, and they really are like jewelry on a woman - the perfect finishing touch. If you buy a pair in gold or silver - match your belt buckle - think about adding your engraved initials. If you want to add a dash of color, but are concerned about appearing gaudy, try getting a pair in enamel or a semi-precious stone that matches your favorite tie.

And while you're at it, remember the basics of hygiene. A haircut and a shave may cost more these days than two bits, but the impression you'll make will be priceless.

Whether your interests are in silver, gold, artistic, sports, or other theme-related cufflinks we've got you covered. Cufflink Aficionado carries a broad range of mens cufflinks designed to meet each connoisseur's individual style and interest. Our selection of cuff links are sure to top off that perfect look.

By E. Johnson
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Fashion Watch - 5 Essential Tops For Fall 2008 to Winter 2009

Fashion Watch -
5 Essential Tops For Fall 2008 to Winter 2009

Dresses are easy to wear and feminine, but separates allow you to stretch your wardrobe much further. Your jeans, skirts and trousers can take on so many differently new looks with a change of the blouse, shirt or top you wear with it. Wear these under your coat, so when the coat goes off, you can show off your gorgeous new look.

So what are the top 5 tops that characterize these trends?

1. A floaty printed top.

After seeing Anna Sui's Autumn 2008 / Winter 2009, a girl must have a brand new floaty top in prints. Native American inspired prints, psychedelic prints, or pretty prints from the Victorian era. Whichever is most in line with your personal style.

2. A black lace blouse

Blame it on Prada, but black lace is really big this season. At Prada's Fall 2008 / Winter 2009 ready to wear show, black lace covered virtually everything. Take that element from Prada's show and add that to your new look. There is no need to go head to toe in black lace, but you can adapt the look with a black lace blouse. Wear that with a black silk skirt for evenings, or with your jeans for the day. Or a pencil skirt for work, under your jacket.

3. A ribbon blouse

Not small ribbons but one giant bow around the collar of a buttoned up blouse. If you can find a blouse with such a bow, get it. That is one of the look fashion editors rave about. It is perfect for Thanksgiving and for attending family functions. The look is sweet yet elegant. Alternatively, you can accessorize an existing buttoned up blouse with a scarf, tied into a giant ribbon bow.

4. A lurex top

Lurex brought glamour to Anna Sui's ready to wear collection. The shimmery fabric was everywhere. From the tops to the dresses, to the coats. That is one sure way to glamorous your look. Great for the party season.

5. A long sleeve t-shirt

Make that several long sleeved tees. A warmer version of everyone's favourite t-shirt, so comfy you can sleep in it. Get a good winter t-shirt made of soft wool or jersey which will keep you warm and comfy and which looks great on your body.

Get these 5 tops to go with your existing wardrobe and you have a brand new look for Fall 2008 through Winter 2009.

You can get t-shirts for every season at http://www.buy-t-shirts.net
By Janice Wee
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Autumn Fashion

Autumn Fashion--This autumn in particular, brings us an array of specific fabrics, among other essential items. There are eight specific trends to adapt to your wardrobe this fall...

Autumn Fashion

This past spring, the season distinguished itself as usual by its printed fabrics of flowers, graphics, and polka dots. Summer traditionally is full of red, white and blue nautical lines. So for autumn everyone awaits the more glamorous attack, the moment for every woman to dress differently than throughout the rest of the year. Diversity, sophistication, glamour, rich textured fabrics, and details, make every fall/winter trend that is worn to be worth everyone's attention.

This autumn in particular, brings us an array of specific fabrics, among other essential items. There are eight specific trends to adapt to your wardrobe this fall.

Plaid is one of them, it was somehow associated with the cowboy look, but now they have squeezed themselves in the urban fashion world, not only being combined with solid colors, but also with lines, dots and even animal print. Plaid is especially great in autumn scarves, hats and oversized bags. It can be combined with "leggings" under an oversized blouse.

Embellishments, artisan elements can be seen incorporated to hand made clothes. This trend was seen in the great runways of Vivienne Westwood in Paris, and Neem Khan in New York.

The masculine effect in women's clothes will also be a trend that everyone will try to adopt, how? By adding pieces like tuxedo blazers, vests, ties, and blouses to combine with black tuxedo pants or short tight skirts.

The mini dress will reign this fall/winter season; sophisticated but sexy with varied styles that adapt to any woman's taste. Romantic style blouson dresses are still very strong in fashion, but also tighter dresses with futuristic elements will start showing their way among the public.

Bohemian chic women don't have to forget their favorite look while it is characterized this season with a combination of prints and lace. Anna Sui's recent New York runway offered a bohemian inspired collection where brown and dark earth tones predominated over any other colors.

Belts will still be a favorite accessory for the season, since every pant and skirt will work hard to accentuate the feminine waist.

Lace and its romantic interpretation of fashion will be present in short and long dresses. Laced blouses will mark a very sophisticated trend to combine with simple accessories that enhance femininity.

Purple and all its shades will be the color of the season, play with every lilac, grape, dark purple, magenta, and so on shade and you will be ready to look glamorous and modern by day and also by night.

Fall can be considered the beginning of winter, when all the Holiday festivities come along, be sure to capture everyone's attention to get invited to every Christmas party and get the opportunity to show off your spectacular trends.

Accessories, as usual, are the key to finishing off a modern look, remember less is more, for a casual day out shopping try an oversized bag and scarf, while for a formal day out, simple earrings and a bracelet might do the trick.

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By Priyanka Arora
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Get Desired the Class and Style With Xoxo Handbag

Obtaining a Xoxo handbag at discount rates doesn't mean there is any difference in quality. Judiciously choose your bag and you will get the same high quality and uniqueness that Xoxo is famous for around the globe...

Get Desired the Class and Style With Xoxo Handbag

Xoxo handbag is a designer label whose unique designs signify stylish and sassy image. The range of design is comparatively casual but absolutely unique and put together. They are known for their exclusive feminine style and multi colored patterns. The variety, the range, the material, the design, the finish, the colors, the sizes - everything is simply phenomenal. If you are fond of designer handbags, it would be difficult for you to resist Xoxo line of handbags, because they are meant especially for you!!

They are simply remarkable and present a unique amalgamation of form and function as well as style and personality! Elegantly designed handbags spruce up even simple outfits and give life and color to it. They are considered a smart choice for those who want to have the look of high fashion and style sans the extravagant price tag.

The designs are taken from the most sought after designers and reconstructed them at most cost effective prices. From the sling, to the hobo, the backpack, to the evening purse you can virtually find any design in the vast ensemble of Xoxo handbag.

They are available both online and offline. But for your convenience it is advisable to search the deals online. There are indeed some great deals on the internet. And the best part of all is that they can be yours at wholesale and discount prices that you'll hardly believe!

Obtaining a Xoxo handbag at discount rates doesn't mean there is any difference in quality. Judiciously choose your bag and you will get the same high quality and uniqueness that Xoxo is famous for around the globe.

Gone are the days when the handbag was just viewed as simply a carry-on whose purpose was confined to hold money. These days' handbags besides being a fashion statement also hold the confidence and poise of the wearer. Therefore if you are looking for a handbag at affordable then Xoxo is the right choice for you.

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By Devendra Mishra
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About Platform Shoes

Platform shoes are available in a wide array of styles. This style of shoe can range from the mini platform, which is about an inch in height, to the extreme platform which can be as high as 12 inches,.....

About Platform Shoes

Simply put, platform shoes are shoes with thick soles made from various types of materials such as plastic, cork, wood or rubber. The platform size can vary dramatically from an inch all the way up to several inches. New extreme varieties come up to an 8 inch platform heel.

Platform shoes can be traced back centuries and have an extensive history. Ancient civilizations used them for various reasons. It is believed that these shoes were worn in Ancient Greece to enhance the appearance of theatre actors and actresses. In the 16th century, it is believed that Europeans wore them to keep their feet clean and dry in the muddy streets. When they would sink into the loose soil barren roads, the platform of the shoe would sink, keeping their feet clean and dry.

In the United States, platform shoes were first introduced in the 1920's, but their popularity soared in the 1970's. During the 1970's the usual ? inch sole was replaced by the 2-4 inch platform sole. Unlike earlier eras, these shoes in the United States did not serve any purpose other than being the perfect accessory on the disco dance floor. Platform shoes had become the ultimate fashion must have.

Today, not much has changed. People wear shoes for fashion reasons. Many women claim that wearing shoes with thicker soles makes their legs appear longer and thinner. Some wish for the additional inches that they feel enhance their appearance. In today's Western Culture, it is the tall thin model that is portrayed as beautiful and sexy, so naturally, these shoes are an inexpensive, effective way to enhance their appearance.

Platform shoes are available in a wide array of styles. This style of shoe can range from the mini platform, which is about an inch in height, to the extreme platform which can be as high as 12 inches, however, most platform goers do not wear a shoe with a sole thickness of more than 7.5 inches. Some of these shoes feature high stiletto type heels while others have a chunkier base. Wedge style platform shoes are also very popular. Sexy sandal style shoes with a thick sole can be worn with nice evening attire. Platform shoes are available in any style or color in wide price ranges.

While quite the fashion trend, learning to walk in them can be a challenge. When learning to walk in this style of shoe, it is best to choose a conservative height. Begin with a mini 1 or 2 inch platform and work up in height as your comfort level increases. Take short strides always walking heel to toe. Balance is key when walking in platforms, so keeping your legs as strait as possible will also help. As your confidence rises with mini platforms, increase your platform height by ? - 1 inch at a time.

Some platform shoes however may be much less of a challenge than others. Many do not feature a high heel, rather the whole platform is at the same level, like a block. While these chunkier heels may be high in inches, they really are very easy to walk in.

Foreplay Footwear - Sexy High Heel Platform Shoes and Knee High Boots
By Sarah Eldred
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Choosing a Winter Jacket - Worth the Time and Money Spent If Chosen Correctly

Jackets are short coats which are similar to the ones that were worn by the French peasants. The word jacket is a French word**Apart from a practical winter jacket, jackets may be used by those who indulge in sports like skiing or bike racing.....

Choosing a Winter Jacket - Worth the Time and Money Spent If Chosen Correctly

Winter is the time when nights are very cold and long, and cold winds begin to blow and the days are short. With the arrival of such season all the warm clothes come out of hiding as now clothing that keep us warm is the necessity of the season. One such clothing that is very important during winters is the jacket.

Jackets are short coats which are similar to the ones that were worn by the French peasants. The word jacket is a French word. Jackets are generally worn under a coat or in place of a coat during winters. Nowadays it has become fashionable to wear stylish winter jackets without any coats. Choosing a winter jacket is easy because jackets are available in colors and materials which eliminate the need of a coat altogether.

Jackets may be of different types but one thing that is common to all jackets is that they have zippers in the collars, pockets, sleeves and in the front part. They are usually worn over sweaters or over other clothes. Though coats and jackets are both worn during winters, jackets are a little different as they are shorter as well as lighter than coats.

Apart from a practical winter jacket, jackets may be used by those who indulge in sports like skiing or bike racing. Jackets that are worn doing skiing should be long enough to go under the waist. These Jackets usually have a cord that can be drawn from both edges along the bottom or elastic at the waist level. Due to the elastic and the cord snow powder cannot enter the jacket while skiing. But just a jacket does not suffice hence storm cuffs are also necessary on the wrists.

Sometimes a winter jacket is worn over a sweater. It is also a good idea to wear a polar fleece jacket in the inside so that it insulates the body from the cold that is felt outside during skiing. Fleece jackets are very warm like wool and very light, and they can be maintained very easily as they are easy to wash and can bear the hard weather as well.

There are certain things that need to be kept in mind before choosing a winter jacket.

One need to be practical and sensible while choosing the color and only such colors should be chosen which are universal and go with every sort of dress that is worn.

If the jacket has not been stitched properly and does not fit beautifully on a person it is not worth.
A practical winter jacket should always be a formal one.

While going for jackets one should always go for a classic style and avoid very dressy ones and jackets that have ultra trendy edges. Keep these factors in mind while choosing a winter jacket and be assured of making a good selection!

carl formby owns and operates fleecewinterjackets.com, with info on Children's Winter Jackets and the Women's Winter Jacket
By Carl Formby
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Shoe Shopping Do's and Dont's

Finally I've developed some guidelines for shoe shopping, and found with a little time and care - and a great shoe store - I can find even high heels I will not hate wearing....

Shoe Shopping Do's and Dont's

At the risk of sounding unwomanly, let me just say it - while I like shopping for shoes, I hate high heels.

I hate the tyranny of style that says I should wear high heels. I hate the feeling of my toes crammed and cramped into the end of the shoe, hate the feeling that all my weight is resting on my poor cramped toes. I mutter about foot binding and Barbie. I remind my daughter "you can't run in high heels."

So what's worse than having to wear high heels? Wearing high heels that don't fit! Once I was the last-minute substitute bridesmaid in a friend's wedding, and standing through a long Episcopal wedding service - including communion - in two inch heels a half size too small was a true act of friendship. My toes were not comforted by the fact that the shoes were dyed to match the dress. Needless to say, I kicked them into a corner when the dancing started.

Now I'm no fashionista, but I do occasionally feel the need for shoes with heels - a respectable pump, decent dress boots, summer sandals with a little flair. I have suffered through some expensive mistakes over the years, and I have my share of shoes in the back of the closet, bought in a hurry and worn only once or twice. Finally I've developed some guidelines for shoe shopping, and found with a little time and care - and a great shoe store - I can find even high heels I will not hate wearing.

First of all, looks are important - but fit comes first! Visit a great local shoe store and have a good salesperson measure your feet. Most of us have feet that are different sizes, and some us have special needs in the world of mass-produced shoes. Ill-fitting shoes can cause real damage to your feet, not to mention your attitude.

Second - try on both shoes (see above)! This may seem obvious, but you'd be surprised how many folks don't bother. Walk around the store, go up and down some steps, run in place. We all depend on being able to get the fit right as we break in the shoe, but a bad fit won't get better with time and wear. With high heels, a bad fit can cause you to fall - not a great look!

Take the time to try on more than one style, as looks can be deceiving. That gorgeous sandal may not flatter your feet; those boots you saw on the red carpet may only look good there.

Third, make sure you understand the store's return policy. Can you get your money back or only store credit? How long do you have? How much wear is too much? A return policy should look like this one from Housershoes.com.

Using these simple guidelines, I've managed to acquire a well-fitting range of high heels - dress shoes, boots and sandals - that I don't hate to wear. Don't tell my daughter, but sometimes I enjoy the feeling of being all dressed up, right down to my toes.

By Georgia Eliot
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Benefits of Wearing Fragrance

Benefits of Wearing Fragrance...Harmless Chemicals:Pleasant Odours:Perfect Size:Long Lasting Effect:Different Season Wear:Different Types of Perfume Available: Affordable Price:...

Benefits of Wearing Fragrance

If you are supposing to buy perfumes & cologne than you haves to keep in your mind some issues which are generated that how it is use full for you. In a fragrance there are so many varieties are avails with different floral, scents, mixture and sizes.

Which are providing us so many reasons & benefits to wears it.

1. Harmless Chemicals:

Harmless Chemicals those are fully tested before its introduction which are using in the mixture according skin & hair heaths. We can use it as a skin care, hairs care and health care due to chemical reaction with our bodies' chemicals. There is no any side effects are generated due to chemical reactions. Give time for the perfumes to unfold for chemical reactions and never rub it after spraying it as it will ruin the composition where Balenciaga Cologne is full of perfect chemicals.

2. Pleasant Odours:

Scent is useful to make you sensual and it help us to improve the impression & different image, change the moods, show off your generated feelings and create a different environment around you. Scents always make pulse points for you these include primarily your radial pulse points on your wrist. In the present time scents are collections of the different flowery, fresh, oriental and floral fragrances from the directories where Bill Blass is famous for best smells.

3. Perfect Size:

Today every fragrance are introducing in the present time with different bottle size which is making it attractive and easy to catch it and bring it. Another benefit is different attractive colors making it shining & impulsive. Due to attractive colors we can forward it as gift and present on any celebrate where Calvin Klein Cologne is famous for perfect size.

4. Long Lasting Effect:

Long time smells is beneficial for us to long time journey, tours and 1 or 2 business days. Long time smells is hold with mixture of different qualities product like flowers, fruits, and collections of special qualities chemicals which help to hold the smells of the scent for long time where Bobby Jones Cologne is perfect for long time period.

5. Different Season Wear:

Another benefit is that fragrance is designed for different time schedule to use. In time schedule we can use long time smell cologne for daytime, occasion, causal and 2 business days. Another time schedule for short time is likes party, evening, night; moods and romantic wears which help us to describe the feeling and emotions etc according to our requirement where Carolina Herrera is perfect for all season and different time wear.

6. Different Types of Perfume Available:

There are so many designer and networks are avails which are providing us different perfume into different form according to our body need such as shower gel and body lotion, give a longer lasting fragrance all over the body and body oils for shining & relaxation. Common form of the floral is liquid which can be use by men and women where Escada Perfume is perfect different form.

7. Affordable Price:

Another benefit is branded scents and colognes are coming with discount offers & cheap prices so most of the peoples can buy it now easy from anywhere. Now we can easily wear brand perfume according to our taste and choice.

Harry Jonson is a cosmetics specialist that regularly reviews the latest perfume. Also get knowledge about other perfumes like Online Perfume Store, Discount Perfume, Coty Perfume, Creed Perfume and Davidoff Perfume. For more details visit at http://www.overstockperfume.com
By Harry Jonson
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There Are Many Benefits When it Comes to Shopping For Handbags Online

If you find a bag you would like on a website but want to physically feel it then try to find it in a local department store as they tend to stock a lot of handbags and are bound have it or a similar brand/model, if you like it and the price is not cheaper in the store then just go back online and purchase it.....

There Are Many Benefits When it Comes to Shopping For Handbags Online

More people are shopping online these days and so that includes women and their need for handbags, online makes it so much easier. There are many advantages of online handbag shopping including no weariness from walking all day, no transportation costs like petrol or bus fares, you can compare handbag prices from many different online stores and easily make the payment and place your order. So here we are going to explain all the wonderful things about shopping at home from your personal computer.

As you would know if you have been out shopping all day before it can make you very tired because of all the walking, driving or waiting for the bus. Beside being tired you might go home with nothing at the end of the day because perhaps the shop with the handbag that you have made your decision on is to far to walk or might be closed by the time you get there so you'll have to come again some other day! So when you're on your home PC all those things disappear and it's only fingers that do the exercise and that will not make you tired and you save money because of no bus fares, petrol, and food.

Having to remember prices while you are walking around all day is also tiring and you might forget if you don't write it down where as on the internet you can just easily bookmark all your favourite handbags from many different stores and compare the prices, it's that easy. There are some really good websites out there than can compare prices on particular handbag brands and models from many different online retailers thus saving you the time and work. With the extra money you save by not spending it on food and petrol when you go out you can spend a little extra on your handbag.

Some minor issues when it comes to online shopping is that you won't be able to physically feel the bag and you might have to wait a while for it to be delivered but there are ways you can get around these issues. If you find a bag you would like on a website but want to physically feel it then try to find it in a local department store as they tend to stock a lot of handbags and are bound have it or a similar brand/model, if you like it and the price is not cheaper in the store then just go back online and purchase it. For the delivery waiting period you could pay a tiny bit extra for an express delivery to get it a few days quicker but however many days you need to wait it's worth it as you saved your time, energy and cash by staying at home and shopping on your PC.

So you as you can see shopping for handbags online has more benefits than shopping offline and there are so many online stores that specialize in handbag sales so just search around and you'll find them.

Andrew is an author of many articles covering various topics and writes for http://www.shoppingforgirls.com.au - a website that specialises in leather handbags.
By Andrew Burman
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Military and Aviator Sunglasses - The Newest Fashion Craze

Military and Aviator Sunglasses - The Newest Fashion Craze

The heat of the summer is out and yet you might see more people wearing those extra large shades that almost cover half of their faces. Well don't ever think that they're going crazy, instead (to give you a little info) they're on a fashion craze. The wearing of aviator shades is now the latest trend when it comes to fashion. Maybe you're the only one left behind. Like the incorporation of the camo gears in the latest fashion statements, this military equipment is also hitting the trend.

The aviator shades as the name implies were originally used in aviation by aviators and air force personnel. The military and other forces also used the same as protective eyewear especially when they are deployed in desert or tropical areas. The aviator shades are designed to keep the strong wind current and dusts or sands away from the eyes of the aviators especially when flying low on open planes. These glasses are smoked or dark colored to protect the eyes from the light of the sun. The aviator and military sunglasses were originally available as supplies for military along with the other tactical gears.

After spending years in the battlefield the aviator shades and military sunglasses have infiltrated the fashion boutiques. Several new designs of these glasses are coming out in different colors and designs. Fashion boutiques offer different kinds of military inspired fashion shades and glasses aside from their complete line of camo gears.

If you are looking for the original issue aviator and military sunglasses you can check them out at the military supplies and surplus shops nearest you area. You can also order them online on the online military supply stores that offer a wide selection of brand new and surplus official issues of aviator shades and military gears and supplies.
If you have one you can flaunt it out as what others do especially when the sun is at its fullest or even when the sun starts to hide. The use of aviator shades and military sunglasses as fashion shades doesn't choose any time or weather condition, you can use it as long as you can see what lies ahead of you. Or others just use it as headbands to adorn their heads and hairs.

This article was written by Omar Mazatleen. I have a website where you can find the very best information on Air Force Surplus as well as Camo Gear.

By Omar Mazatleen
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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Sandals

Fashion sandals have a wide array of styles. For example, the espadrille sandal has a flexible sole and fabric upper...Flip flops,Rainbow Sandals , Birkenstock sandals,Harley Davidson sandals are made for women .....

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Sandals

Everyone has their own idea when the word "sandal" is mentioned. Some may think casual, some may think dressy, and some sporty. Even Merriam-Webster's dictionary has different meanings: 1) a shoe consisting of a sole strapped to the foot; 2) a low-cut shoe that fastens by an ankle strap; 3) a strap to hold on a slipper or low shoe; 4) a rubber overshoe cut very low.

Fashion sandals have a wide array of styles. For example, the espadrille sandal has a flexible sole and fabric upper. The huarache is a sling-backed sandal that has a little heel and woven leather strips that make the upper. Both these styles of sandals would be appropriate for casual wear. The t-strap sandal or toe-loop sandal both have very little to cover the feet. The t-strap comes between the toes and hooks to a strap around the ankle. The toe-loop has one toe ring to keep the sandal in place. These too are very casual sandals and perhaps not the most appropriate for the office, but great for the beach if you want to get a tan on your feet. Wedge sandals and clogs both have thick soles, both often incorporate cork for the heels. Wedges tend to be more dressy as they usually have a peep toe and a capped heel, where as clogs can be bit clunky for dresses and skirts.

Flip flops are perhaps the most popular type of sandal. These sandals are so named because of the sound the footwear makes when worn. Flip-flops have one strap in between the big and second toe and therefore, can be very loose when wearing. These sandals, though, can be very diverse. Depending on what the straps and the soles are made of, they can be very dressy, enough to be worn with a formal dress, or casual enough to be worn to the beach.

There are many brand name sandals ranging from Teva, Rainbow, Birkenstock to Born, Jack Rogers, Bernardo and even Harley-Davidson.

Rainbow Sandals Inc. was established in 1974 in California and is one of the top three manufacturers along with Reef and Teva. Rainbow sandals are essentially high-end flip flops made of leather or hemp. They have arch support that is built-in which can mold to the wearer's foot.

This is similar to Birkenstock sandals. These German sandals developed the contoured cork sandal insole in 1964, though the insole was originally developed in the 1890's. Birkenstock's have been sold in the U.S. Since 1967 and are popular among those that work on their feet such as doctors and professors since they have been known to give relief to foot and leg conditions.

Harley Davidson sandals are made for women and are most often made of black leather with lots of black straps and silver rivets. They are perfect when you want to ride in on your bike and make a statement!

Sandals come in all shapes and sizes, for men and for women. They can be for dress or casual, but are comfortable and perfect for any warm weather!

By Jeff Leftwich
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Swimsuits Aren't Just For Swimming Anymore!

swimsuit fashions are skimpy bikinis from Brazil, one piece suits with cut outs, suits made of fabrics with bright fun prints, all combined with variety of embellishments....

Swimsuits Aren't Just For Swimming Anymore!

It seems lately that the swimsuit has evolved into a very fashionable piece of a woman's wardrobe. Gone are the days of the simple one piece primarily used to get wet. The latest swimsuit fashions are skimpy bikinis from Brazil, one piece suits with cut outs, suits made of fabrics with bright fun prints, all combined with variety of embellishments. Cover ups compliment the ensemble and are must when sitting poolside or at the beach.

Brazilian swimsuits are not for everyone. In most cases, the Brazilian fit covers less and shows more. Typically a Brazilian cut curves in more on the backside revealing more of the behind. The 2009 Brazilian suits will have special details like cross hatch, pattern mixing, and large bright florals. A great reference for the Brazilian look is Dineila Brazil.

The one piece suit has evolved into a stylish silhouette. You will often see the sides of a one piece "cut out" to show more of the stomach and back. The one piece suit can be a halter without any ties around the neck. One pieces are often shown with fun ties at the hip, or embellishments for a very glamorous look. A great example of the updated one piece can be found by Bikini Flavors.

Prints can be found everywhere in the swim 2009 collections. Paisley, tattoo, fruits, florals, checks....prints are in. It will sure make for fun at the pool or beach.

A cover up can be almost anything these days. A large white shirt can be tied or belted over your suit and you'll look great. True Religion Swimwear and Jessica Simpson Swimwear both showed this sassy look at a recent trade show event. For the bottom, a skirt or sarong still seems to be the most popular option. Sarongs can come in a variety of fabrications such as cotton, georgette, or polyester and offer coverage without being too revealing.

A great source for sarongs is http://sassysarongs.com Whatever you choose as your swimsuit style for next year, remember to glam it up with accessories and a cover up and you'll be in style.

By Lisa Zajdel
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Rolex Watches - The Status of Wealth

Rolex Watches - The Status of Wealth

Rolex watches are designed to exceed expectations. It takes more than a year to assemble over 220 minute pieces. Rolex watches are designed to be extremely ostentatious so that you can spot one on a wrist a mile away. This is how most businessman want it, the perfect reflection of his wealth and the respect he should be accorded. Rolex watches are not cheap as they come with a hefty price tag that some even are forced to finance for a duration of time. That is until the Replica Rolex entered the market which allowed thousands the ability to purchase the same looking watch that gives off the same sophisticated appeal for a much smaller price tag.

Rolex watches are probably one of the most copied watches in the world. Many of the counterfeits use very good mechanical movements that lets the sweep second hand glide around the dial chapters, a Rolex trait. Rolex watches are one of the most widely acclaimed wristwatches. These extraordinary time pieces can be worn at all times and for all occasions: sports, business, work, play, evening and formal wear.

Rolex watches are instantly recognizable they are a status symbol. Rolex was founded in 1905 at the time wristwatches were popular with women and the pocket watch for men . Rolex watches are considered status symbols by many. Rolex is the largest single luxury watch brand by far, with estimated revenues of around US$ 3 billion (2003). Rolex watches are known world over for the quality and for the variety of wrist watch models in the world. Rolex is the world famous name in the industry of wristwatch manufacturers.

Rolex watches are truly luxurious watches and are therefore, expensive. These watches had never been within the reach of common masses. Rolex watches are designed to exceed expectations. Each watch consists of numerous tiny parts that are assembled systematically, giving attention to every small detail. Rolex watches are stylized luxury watches There are diverse kinds of watches covet sports watch, dress watch, casual be on the look and celebrity style luxury watch.

Rolex watches are prized among collectors and some of them might not be willing to part with their prestigious timepieces, no matter how high you might set the price. But that does not mean that you will not be able to locate one.

The Author of Rolex Super Store invites you to try a Rolex today. Feel the Power wearing a Rolex brings.
By Daryl Grammer
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