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Fashion Stylist, Key to Looking Beautiful

Everyone wants to look their best. Many of us would spend so much money in order for us to feel beautiful. However, there are times when we often spend it on things that are not suitable for us. It is such a waste of money when we actually spend so much on clothes and cosmetics that dont fit or worse that make us look bad.

 

How would it feel like to have someone going shopping with us or someone there telling us all about the latest fad in fashion today? Is it more fun to have someone helping on how to wear those clothes? Well, all these could be made possible with the help of a fashion stylist! One does not need to be a celebrity to have their own stylist. In the world today, it is but normal to have one’s very own fashion stylist.

 

For most of us who are fashion conscious and do have the eagerness to look their best everyday then a fashion stylist is the answer to our need. A fashion stylist could be someone who would show the ins and outs of becoming a trendy fashionista. They would be able to help in shopping for clothes that are suitable for ones age, shape of body, skin color and likes.

 

Every season, trend in fashion changes, which is why if we want our wardrobe to compliment, then for sure rendering the service of a fashion stylist can be a very good advantage. He/She will be able to tune our wardrobe on various occasions. The right clothes and accessories for our personality will be chosen all perfectly for us. One would certainly notice someone who has their own fashion stylist because they would stand out in the crowd. They have more confidence and they look highly fashionable. All these could be done without having to spend for those designer label clothes. A fashion stylist would know where to get clothes that look really expensive and yet are inexpensive!

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Online Fashion

Global Luxury Apparel Retailers Eyeing Indian Markets

The fashionista dream is alive and kicking. But it’s no longer strictly elitist! With the US and Europe still grappling with recession, global luxury apparel retailers are eyeing markets like India, which has put itself firmly on the path of recovery.

 

Reworking their business model by focusing on affordable luxury, international majors are in talks with Indian players to target aspirational but value-conscious consumers.

 

While retail chain major Shoppers Stop is all set to launch Playboy brand of unisex wear, textile conglomerate S Kumars group is bringing in three international brands by the end of this fiscal.

 

Several high-priced international apparel brands were earlier forced to close shop due to sluggish demand. Few other brands like Jimmy Choo and Bottega Veneta changed hands from the Murjanis to Genesis Colors and Springfield in order to sustain growth.

 

Now, global brands are relying on Indian retailer’s understanding of the local market while Indian retailers are reworking the price in accordance with preference of the consumers.

 

“Indian retailers, tying up with international brands, are giving them an insight of the Indian market and taking the responsibility of marketing on franchisee basis, which is being preferred by the overseas brands”, says Rahul Mehta, president of Clothing Manufacturers Association.

 

Shoppers Stop, which had launched foreign brands like MAC, Mothercare and Austin Reed among dozen of global brands, and now plans to add about half-a-dozen international labels soon.

 

“We have recently introduced European jeanswear brand Mustang and will be launching Playboy apparel (Avinix Fashion) and luxury cosmetic brand Guerlain (Baccarrose),” says Govind Shrikhande, chief executive officer of Shoppers Stop. India is seen as a key growth market and is getting positive response from several international brands, added Mr Shrikhande.

 

S Kumars group, which tied up with Italian brand Oviesse this year, is in talks with other international brands. Nitin Kasliwal, managing director of S Kumars Nationwide (SKNL), said, “We are in advanced stage of talks with international apparel brands keen to tap the Indian market soon. Some of these brands are top-end luxury brands.” Brandhouse Retails, apparel retail arm of SKNL, will look after the retail expansion and marketing of these brands in the country.

 

Arvind Brands, which has a licence to market premium segment men’s wear brands such as Arrow and Gant, has launched ‘Izod’ in India, a label of global apparel firm Van Heusen. In line with others, Murjani Group that brought brands like Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Gloria Vanderbilt and French connection funky wears for youngsters FCUK, has also launched an on-line sales service for the brand.

 

Industry analysts contend that earlier the global luxury brands, which came in India, were highly priced for the Indian consumers. Now, in order to sustain in the market, most of them have started discount selling.The big brands Mega Carnival in Mumbai recently offered almost 80% on international brands like Roberto Cavalli, Givenchy, Davidoff, Chopard and Calvin Klein, to name a few.

 

“Market for luxury brands is yet to develop in a country like India, where demand is rising with consumer’s purchasing power,” said Tarun Joshi, managing director Brandhouse.

 

According to industry analysts, the market for luxury and premium brands in India is estimated at about Rs.6,000 crore- Rs.7,000 crore and growing at about 25-30%. However, luxury is still in its nascent stages as only 8-10% of the Indian population in metros is exposed to such brands. Overall, organised apparel retail contributed more than 35 % of the entire organised retail market aggregating over $ 60 billion.

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Fashion Accessories

Trendy And Stylish Dolce & Gabbana Leopard Print Bag

This is not the first time we focuses on the animal prints especially the leopard trend. Actually, animal prints really add fashion look to our appearance. They style is found everywhere. From clothes, to shoes, to D&G handbags and watches. Various of top designers strongly like to use the print on designer handbags this year.

Dolce & Gabbana just keep up with the trend and introduced the wide range of leopard print canvas bags. They features leopard print canvas with fine black calf leather trimmings. Alongside the print, they are the silver hardware pieces and bang on-trend studs which definitely add richness to these bags. Besides, the leather handles with square rings and the logo plate on the front come in a different shade, which all the more makes this ornate. Thanks to the spacious interior, there is no need to worry about space and organization. They have enough capacity to hold as many different things as you deem necessary. No matter what you are the person who like the print or not, you have to admit that they are trendily energetic. Compared to the classic leather bag, this pattern reflects nature far more than the common blacks that we are used to seeing on them. Hobos, totes, shoulder bags, messenger bags are available. Just be sure to pair them with something casual and considerably plain so as to keep a somewhat elegant look.

Since exotics are indeed a trend that could work from season to season, the striking D&G Leopard Print Bag is absolutely a worthy addition to your collection.

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Fashion Designer

Birth of Costume in Indian Cinematic World (Part 2)

(Note: The information provided in this article is a result of the doctoral research conducted during time span of five years between 2005 and 2010 in Indian film industry. The information was collected through observation of the process along with personal interviews, questionnaire and group discussions with the personnel working for the industry, critics, historians and in-charge of the organisations responsible for functions related to costuming work in Mumbai films.

 

The creation process of costumes is being discussed through this series in eleven steps, an introduction to which is available in part one. The first four steps are discussed in part one. The fifth, seventh and eighth steps are discussed in this article.)

 

Costume classification and related possibilities

 

Scene division for costumes includes understanding the list of all characters and extras in each scene and character division for costumes requires knowing about individual character’s changes through the film. The above give rise to the final dress plot for the film and costume arc for each character respectively. The practices followed by different designers vary while doing routine analysis of script for noting down costume classification regarding number of scenes and characters in a movie. In cases of those film projects for which such wardrobe outline is prepared formally by costume design team, it automatically provided a quick check on general appearance of all characters with descriptions of scene numbers and locales.

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Fashion Designer

Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week : Taking Fashion to the Next Level

Asia’s biggest business of fashion event, the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (WIFW), Spring Summer 2012 edition was unveiled on 15 February and ran though 19 February, 2012 with as many as 131 designers from across the country ready to showcase their trend predictions for the season, including 63 designers on the runway.

With an objective to encourage and endorse designers to grow their brands nationally and internationally as also to widen their customer base every year, WIFW invites fashion designers to showcase their collection to domestic and international buyers, media and the fashion industry. The event benchmarks the trends for the forthcoming season. Announcing the names of participating designers, Sunil Sethi, President, FDCI, said, “This year we have a list of outstanding designers with representation across geographies who will display their creative excellence on the runway. With combined elements of innovation, creativity and tradition of the WIFW, these designers will give a fresh perspective to the Autumn-Winter collec60n. With so many talented designers in India’s fashion industry; we are hopeful that this edition will also break all records like the past season. I wish all of them, the very best as they gear up to participate at the WIFW Autumn-Winter 2012.”

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Fashion Accessories Women & Lifestyle

Emerging Women’s Fashion

Totes can either make or break an outfit. Gals who are into totes know this fact and are really much careful in picking up the bag that could suit their outfits. If you are somebody who’s greatly into fashion, you most likely have the feeling of lusting over gorgeous trends of totes. People, particularly women, always appear for something clean that will complete their wardrobe. It’s a constantly emerging trend each 12 months. And this is what women look forward to. As the 12 months begins, new styles of handbags and purses will definitely entice the craving eyes of fashionistas. Like other types of style, footwear and clothing, the trend of bags is another performs of background. It comes and it goes and it arrives back. What makes it fresh may be the color and outfit it perfectly goes with. To make your whole 12 months fashionably ideal, get to know the emerging trends of handbags and purses for these 12 months.
Clutch Ladies handbag

It’s the hottest shape of the year. Grab one for your own. With this vintage and retro-looking handbag, you’ll certainly sport a flair for an antique design. A cluth ladies handbag is perfect for ladies on the go. Many businesswomen like it simply because they are able to just consider it anyplace they go. This little cute point is really big enough to hold your points.

 

Patent Handbag

 

It’s a chic ladies handbag for everyday use. Whether you’d like to go on a formal meeting or spend a night out with your buddies, this patent handbag goes perfectly with any occasion; smooth or funk.

 

Mini Ladies handbag

 

You were drowned by final year’s large totes. Now may be the time to go mini. Get the basics, put them within your mini handbag and you are prepared to go!|

 

Metallic Handbag

 

With its luster, no wonder it is been coming back again the trend. Just pick some fabulous colour and have a refreshing appear about the metallic trend that’s been a part from the past.

 

Convertible Handbag

 

Hang it across your body or over your shoulder or use it inside a ladies handbag mode, it doesn’t matter. This provides the lady the usually prepared effect. Convert it, pull the strap longer and you are about the go mode. Convert it and pull the straps shorter and you’re now in the chic mode.

 

Pocket Ladies handbag

 

Ladies are fond of little points in nature; wallet, coin purse, crucial chain, mobile phone, organizer and others. But the thing is ladies are also forgetful in nature. Thus a pocket handbag is ideal for these ladies. With lots of pockets in it, all your little points have a space without providing you the hardship of looking for them within your tote.

 

White Handbag

 

With all the different colors that go along with the trend, white stands out. Practically nothing feels fresher than carrying with you a clean white handbag. It is trendy and refreshing.
Remember that a handbag is a large part of one’s outfit. It ought to fit your physique kind. Being within the trend is a plus but examine if it’s right for you. Don’t be shy to attempt on these handbags in the store. Check if it appears good on you and if it feels comfy wearing it. If not, don’t hesitate to attempt another one. Do not forget that bags can really flatter your looks as much being a pair of jeans does. Moreover, totes don’t ruin your appears. So set some sense of style and taste when picking a tote of the option. You already know the hottest handbags of the 12 months, now is the time to examine your wardrobe.

 

Do you’ve them? Should you do, check if the colour goes with the trend, take them out and give some refreshing look on them.

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Fashion Designer

The Role of Colours in Fashion

Introduction

 

Radical developments in fashion production and consumption have occurred over the past few decades. Far-reaching changes have dramatically transformed fashion supply-chain management and distribution at both national and international levels. In particular, radical innovations in communication and information technology have complicated globalization of markets and to changes in the nature of consumer demand.

 

National and international fashion events are no longer prerogative of just a small number of leading manufactures and key representative of the fashion press but rather are regarded as essential indicators to insure future commercial success.

 

Large retail organizations are active participants, and through the willing involvement of popular national media, consumers are conversant with the dominant stylistic themes of given fashion seasons. Fashion designer and catwalk models have become household names, and designer and retailer brand names have become familiar status symbols to many consumers internationally.

 

Fashion as a subject has become more firmly established in the academic literature, and in recent years, many useful insights have been offered, and more penetrating explanations of the processes of adoption and diffusion have become apparent.

 

In order to build a conceptual framework to aid the understanding of the phenomenon of fashion, it is important to appreciate the relation between terms such as ‘style’ and ‘fashion’.

 

This article was originally published in the New Cloth Market magazine, November, 2012.

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Fashion Trends

The Secret To Blending Spring 2007 Trends Into Your Personal Style!

Spring 2007 is upon us with some wonderful trends! Feminine, bold and chic is the name of the game this season. MMC Style would like to share some of its favorites with you to help you adorn your unique essence.

Clothing Trend: Bold Colors. There’s a bold rush on saturated shades that stand alone. Fashion Accessory Trend: Add a bold colored accessory a monochrome outfit. Try sculpted resins in smooth but bold designs.

Clothing Trend: Light Layers. Tulle and chiffon make a divine topper for a tailored base. Fashion Accessory Trend: Layered necklaces can be the thing that adds more spirit to your outfit.

Clothing Trend: Black & White. Eye-popping prints go high-contrast. Fashion Accessory Trend: Select a chunkier piece of jewelry to emphasize the contrast colors.

Clothing Trend: Sporty. Outfits expressing your commitment to fitness without the sweat. Fashion Accessory Trend: Throw a laid-back classy hobo, over your shoulder to show off your strong shoulders. There will be plenty of room for all of your daily essentials.

Clothing Trend: Asymmetrical Cuts. Add an interesting angle to your wardrobe with irregular cuts. Fashion Accessory Trend: Let an asymmetrical bangle dangle on your wrist! Carry a crescent shaped handbag. Think outside the box!

Clothing Trend: Metallic. Reflect the rising mercury with day-to-night metallics. Fashion Accessory Trend: Know that only one element of metallics should be integrated within your outfit. Decide on whether this should be your shoes, wardrobe or one of your accessories. Brass earrings might be all it takes!

Clothing Trend: Florals. Flowers are popping up all over. Fashion Accessory Trend: What marks the arrival of Spring? Flowers! So, don’t be remiss in adding pizzazz to your wardrobe by not including these bloomers. A beautiful flower brooch is a great Spring Fling for any top.

Clothing Trend: Feminine & Frilly. Feminine flounces add charm to a workday staple. Fashion Accessory Trend: How nice to show off who you really are in the inside by tying an unusual taffeta band necklace around your neck. Or how about a beautiful candy charm necklace?

Clothing Trend: Short-Sleeve and Short Dresses. Bare legs and arms are exhibited in these fresh styles. Fashion Accessory Trend: Carry a thin and longer shoulder bag that tucks under the arm flatter or wear a longer necklace. The emphasis is more on you and your skin versus overly accessorizing.

Clothing Trend: His Vests. A menswear staple is resuscitated from the death of the three-piece suit. Fashion Accessory Trend: Soften the masculinity. Wear an ultra feminine choker or a Murano Glass heart necklace to show off your softness and strength.

Have fun with playing with integrating some of the Spring 2007 fashion trends into your wardrobe. Most importantly though, let it be a time for you to evaluate what positive changes you can integrate into your style.