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Getting About With Avant-Garde Online Fashion Shopping

People have been always preoccupied with online fashion shopping because that is the only thing that will make them stand out when they are going out on the street. Yes, of course, you will have to have some good money to spend on Avant-Garde Designer Fashion accessories, but in the end the effect that you will get from these efforts, you will be much worth it. So, if you want to start being such a person, then the first thing that you should do is go online and look for certain websites that are selling such things that will make you look at your best.


If you have no idea of such websites, then that is no problem to begin with. You will be able to find them out pretty fast if you just open your favorite browser and search with the keyword “online fashion shopping”. A dozen websites will appear in your browser and you will now have to look for the best one that will have everything you wish to buy at the lowest possible price.

But yes, if you love Avant-Garde Shoes, Avant-Garde Bags and avant-garde clothes, you might find it difficult when it comes to choosing the ones that will fit you best. Of course, there are sizes that the clothes will be yielding, but you know, if you don’t personally try it on, then you will not be able to know if it will fit you perfectly or not.

But even though you might think this to be as a problem, it can actually be fixed pretty fast and with no big efforts. Just have your sizes measured up and you will instantly be aware of the clothes that you can buy and that will fit you perfectly. If you know your measurements you will definitely always buy the clothes that will match you best.

If you want to have your measurements known, you can kindly ask one of your friends or relatives to help you out in this regard. Also, if you don’t have anyone close to you, then you will be very happy to hear that there are measuring tapes out there which are specifically designed for such an operation and you will be able to buy them without a problem from almost anywhere.

Always make sure that when you are online fashion shopping, to check the shipping of the clothes, shoes and Avant-Garde Accessories that you will buy.

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Handmade Jewelry

Jewelry is something which is of great interest to all of us. People have adored jewelry since quite some time now. The most popular types of jewelry are gold, silver and gemstones. No matter whether you are an American, Indian or African, all of them love jewelry. In ancient period the jewelry was made from bird feathers, animal ivory, seashells etc. Now these are being replaced by mainly gold and silver.

These days we are giving jewelry titles to the different form of jewelry including tribal jewelry, fashion jewelry, ethnic jewelry and antique jewelry etc. Designer handmade jewelry is becoming highly popular these days. In this article, we will discuss about how to make handmade jewelry.
When you start making handmade jewelry you will face two options to start with. Either you will have to find a raw silver dealer or look for a jewelry supplier, who will supply you with the required materials. You can opt for 925 or 986 grade of silver. Since silver 985 is slightly expensive, thus most of the makers go for Silver 925. Majority of the tools that you will require might easily be purchased from a good hardware shop. If you are not able to find the tools then you can look for them online, as there you will faced with lots of choices.

The heating source can be petrol bellows with hose set and nozzle or it can be a gas bottle with flame adjusting nozzle and hose. No matter which heating source you are opting for it should have an adjusting heat and flame. The hand tools that you will require for the job will include small tin snips, tweezers, proxy, rags, brass hammer, fine grade file, ceramic base battery acid etc.

The first step is to cut a silver strip that is wider than thickness of turquoise and it should be long enough to be wrapped around the gemstone diameter. Then you can cut it in a way that the two ends can meet tightly around the gemstone.

The next step is to solder and place flux on the joints, heating the silver strip. Apply it very carefully. If you have no experience in soldering then you should then it is recommended that you do some practice first.

The third step is to take your entire silver sterling band and place it on a silver plate. You need to ensure that the turquoise is still fitting. You should then remove the excess silver with the tin snips and sand off any sort of rough edges. Then you need to decide on the shape of the bail and cut it the silver out accordingly. You need to bend it in shape and then solder that to a pendant. Then place the turquoise and silver and carefully time away any excessive silver.

Lastly, by making use of a flexi grinder insert a polishing cloth disc, you need to add some silver polish and then buff the silver to the required finish.

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The Growth of Urban Wear

Urban wear is a fashion category that is popular among internationally known brands as well as local brands preferred by local people. It contains different items like clothing, footwear, jewellery, handbag, purse as well as many other accessories. Generally, the designer-made items are more popular among the people and they can be found both in the malls, retailer shops as well as wholesaling markets. Usually they come with good deals and are popular among the trendy men and women in urban areas as well as the countryside. Within the category, the most popular items are men and women apparels. In most cases, the most trendy and vogue items are most likely to be found in the more established malls.


In case of designer made urban wear items; the most important aspect about which the buyers are concerned would be whether or not the product is authentic and genuine. Of course, most of the owners would pledge that they only sell goods that are totally genuine as well as unique. However, in spite of all of the goods being “unique and genuine”, the price range can be huge. Nonetheless, the price is usually not very high and in most cases, it is very affordable for the common man. Sellers would also claim that the customer could request a refund if they prove after they buy the clothing that it is not genuine. Therefore, it is very important to check the quality of the product first before buying it. It is also advised to only buy urban wear items from the authentic and genuine stores.


Many renowned companies, especially the international brands, start their apparel empire by selling urban wear in different places. They earn their place in the markets by gradually accumulating customers in the local markets and build up their credibility. In addition to these, strong business relations among the brands and companies help them to overcome difficulties and hardships together and eventually give rise to the strong enterprises that are well known for selling urban wear items nowadays. Usually, various companies and brands are involved in the design, production, wholesaling as well as the eventual retailing of these items.


In most cases, it takes many years to build up an image for a brand and a business. It is only then that the customers begin to trust the standard of the items provided by the seller. This is most true in the case of wholesalers. It is a common belief that the wholesalers are not truthful about the quality of the material. Nonetheless, brands and retailer shops attract their target customers and build up image by expanding their product lines as well as by introducing more affordable items. The target customer groups were youngsters and celebrities. As a result hip-hop style items with rich designs and bold motifs were introduced. The designs of this brand were really trendy, enthusiastic and appealing.

After achieving a success in the local market, the brand decided to go online and sell their products on the Internet. It was a wise decision because they can appeal to more viewers, both locally and internationally on the Internet. It is also by going online that the brand recorded the fastest rate of sale increase of urban wear items among all the different brands. The Internet proved to be a medium that can be effective in attracting customers in the local market as well as all over the world.


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Dressed gorgeous Muslims

Islamic dress is not just covering the body. Its corresponding symbols, wearing Islamic dress also protects the wearer from things that could hurt her. Choose clothing that is loose, which disguise the body silhouette. To be able to still look stylish and keep up with fashion, you can try browsing on the internet about the latest creations wearing Muslim clothing.

Here are some tips for wearing Islamic dress no longer looks dull:

Avoid wearing Bergo simply because you will look stylish or seem lazy grooming. Bergo is actually used on the hood in order to look more neat hood. So should you still wear the veil outside Bergo.

Shall have accessories such as cufflinks and cardigans. These accessories can turn a short-sleeved dress again worn as a fashion trend worthy Muslim. Have some neutral colors that can be combined with a variety of styles and models.

Should not choose clothing with a transparent material and a tight shirt. Fashion with these materials directly to create the impression of sexy and far from hakikah using real Islamic dress.

Creative with a veil. We have had many hooded creations that you can learn. Change your veil style according to the event that you attended.

Choose the model and materials to suit your day-to-day activities. No need to impose a model that is the trend just because you want to look stylish. If you are fairly active events, select a more casual material, absorbs sweat and does not wrinkle.

Adjust the Muslim fashion models and motifs you choose the body shape. Use a lightweight material for a great body and play for the little pile fabrics.

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Is Green the new Black?

Textile industries are a strand of the global web. What they do to the web is what they do to themselves. Textile industry is the most ecologically harmful industry in the globe. Hazardous practices followed during the production process such as bleaching, dyeing, etc releases toxins that swell into our ecosystem. When a part of the eco system is contaminated, its impact is felt by all. Hence being sustainable is essential for the health of our environment, and also for the well being of our future generations.

The concept of sustainability is going through a magical transformation. Shedding its initial impression of coarse fabric, boring colors, and unappealing look, it is now taking pride by being the preferred choice of ramp walk models, and fashion designers. Global trends are driven by customer’s preferences towards an ethical lifestyle. A report on Ethical Consumerism by the Co-operative Bank states that sales of ethical clothing during the period 2007-2009 rose to 275 million USD, a period when recession was at its peak.

Corporate social responsibility has become a critical consideration for the apparel industry. Corporate responsibility is not an add-on from outside, but should be built with the company itself. Many leading companies in US, and EU have adopted policies, and programs with an intention to initiate their corporate social responsibility, by adopting sustainable manufacturing processes.

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Rise in the sale of plus size clothing

There was a time when it was a skinny girl’s world and a slender look always won. But gone are the days when fashion was restricted to the skinny and petite. The world is getting smaller but people are getting bigger. According to the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one-third of American adults are obese or overweight and one-third makes good enough population for designers and retailers to their needs. Plus size fashion industry in the US has reached a large magnitude.

New York, Chicago, Atlanta and Los Angeles are some cities that have hosted successful plus size fashion events in the past years. UK is also following the same path and hosted its first ever plus size fashion show in London in the year 2012. India, however, is lagging behind as compared to other countries. The market for plus size apparel is increasing but it is still not at par with other countries. The size and frame of the average person has increased through the years due to changing food habits and atmosphere. In some case, this has also lead to obesity which has pushed people to turn their head towards plus size fashion.

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Miss India 2013 changes the face of Indian Fashion

Fashion is a dynamic industry. The face of Indian fashion industry is changing dramatically, and there is a sudden exposure of fashion in the country. India is now competing among other leading countries placing itself on the map creating its own identity of fusion. Fashion trends that appear under the spotlight are always sought after. Recent Miss India pageant set wit and whimsy tones for varied looks. Designers expressed their freedom with creativity, the inspiration found in exoticism and history. Blasts of neon hues, lazer cuts, sugary pastels, and juicy brights made patterns mixed into a fiesta.

The contestants showed off trends in an alluring way. Skinny printed pants, and colorful jackets filled the runway. Golden shimmer radiated throughout the show, from theme to the apparels in the clothing of contestants. Mixing colors is an easy way to look trendy. Lavender with white and red combination, checked pants, plaid prints and color blocked apparels are easy and stylish trends to be followed.

Brand Max has launched a new clothing line inspired by the Miss India pageant. This high fashion for Indian women is inspired by the golden jubilee celebration of Miss India this year. Glamorous preppy dresses, pants, tops, and other latest trends ruling international fashion were seen on the ramp. Shimmering white and gold dresses adorned the ramp, setting new trends for the hues.

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Magic Launches Dedicated Home Textiles Area

Debuting August 2012, SOURCING at MAGIC HOME brought the international home textiles supply chain to North America’s most comprehensive sourcing show. With the launch of SOURCING at MAGIC’s dedicated new space, the interior textiles and décor market has finally found a HOME. Debuting at MAGICs August 2012 forum, SOURCING at MAGIC HOME represents a major cooperation between MAGIC, the industry’s foremost fashion trade event, and China Foreign Trade Guangzhou Exhibition General Corp. (CFTE), one of Chinas major exhibition organizations.


This exciting initiative will unite the fashion and home communities to address North America’s mounting demand for manufactured home goods and textiles. Situated at the heart of SOURCING at MAGIC, the alliance will feature fabrics, materials and components for home application (bed, bath and kitchen linens, towels, window treatments, rugs and accessories) – providing sourcing professionals with direct access to hundreds of premier domestic and international manufacturers.


According to SOURCING at MAGIC Vice President, Karalynn Sprouse, “SOURCING at MAGIC HOME builds on the sourcing expertise of MAGIC and showcased both the broad base of Chinese manufacturers CFTE brings, as well as contract and original design manufacturers, component suppliers, and service providers from the global home textiles community as a whole.

This article was originally published in the Stitch Times magazine, October, 2012.

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Stylish Benefits Of High Heel Shoes

Today’s high heel shoes can help make a woman feel leaner, taller and sexier while being the most important accessory to her outfit.

A high heeled shoe can be defined as a shoe whose heel is higher than the toe. The heels can vary in height ranging from a two inch kitten heel to stilettos that are over four inches. Most heels are not worn for practical reasons, but for aesthetics. Lower heels are usually worn for work or more serious occasions, and taller heels are worn for going out dancing or a night out on the town.

They can also help shorter women appear taller. Legs can look more slender, longer and accentuate a woman’s calves. Since they change the center of gravity, it forces a woman to carrier herself a little taller, which implies more confidence. They also alter a woman’s stride which can add an touch of elegance to a woman’s walk.

High heels can be paired up with almost any type of outfit, making them very versatile. Traditionally they have been worn with more formal attire such as evening gowns and cocktail dresses. These days they can be paired up with jeans and a blazer to take a more casual style and transform it into an outfit acceptable for an evening social event.

High heels have become such an important factor in a woman’s fashion ensemble that they can become the flashiest part of her outfit. A dull black dress can go from boring to fabulous by adding a pair of trendy red heels or animal print stilettos.

There is a high heel out there for almost any type of style, age and budget. They can be made from fabrics such as leather, suede, velvet or be bejeweled. They can range in color from black to fluorescent pink. Some designer labels can cost hundreds to thousands of dollars, or there are more affordable versions available that fit most budgets.

As with all advantages there are disadvantages. Heels can assist in making an outfit more fashionable, but with that comes the possibility of an injury. Since the heels throw a woman’s balance off, there is a greater chance of a slip or fall. They have also been linked to lower back pain, knee pain and foot issues such as blisters, corns and bunions. Doctors say that high heel shoes don’t need to stop being worn, but it is recommended that they are reserved for special occasions and not worn on a daily basis.

To get the most from heels, it’s recommended to practice walking in them before wearing them out. It gives them a chance to break in and the wearer a sense of what they will feel like before taking them out. Also, when taking a step, straighten and extend the body from top to the bottom. This will give a more graceful appearance. Finally, be confident when wearing high heels. They can be one of the best fashion details, but confidence when wearing them can prove to be an even better accessory.

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Emerging Chinese Luxury Brands

China’s emerging luxury brands look to recover traditions lost in communist revolution

Chinese are quick to boast about their 5,000-year legacy of culture and learning. Yet history is often the missing element for would-be Chinese luxury brands now seeking a piece of their own market.


Long tradition has been a mainstay for internationally recognized luxury products, and the Chinese market is no exception. About 40% of wealthy Chinese surveyed by Hurun and Industrial Bank rated “long history” as an important characteristic for top-end brands.

Yet few Chinese luxury products survived the period between communist takeover and the country’s reform and opening, a span of roughly 30 years ending in the late 1970s. The lone survivors of the orthodox communist years, such as the liquor Moutai, have translated officially condoned prestige into hugely successful domestic businesses.


Other Chinese companies, mostly clothing designers, are attempting to bridge the gap by reaching into the early years of the 20th Century for style inspiration with Chinese characteristics. Results have been mixed, however; some Chinese companies are inching toward the prestige of brands like Louis Vuitton and Chanel, but many others fall short.


Spirit of the People


Moutai, a type of strong, sorghumbased spirit known as baijiu, can often be spotted in dusty black and white photos of Mao Zedong and Zhou Enlai, two of China’s immortal leaders. Kweichow Moutai has become the market leader for sales of the traditional Chinese spirit, as well as one of the most highly valued companies on the Shanghai Stock Exchange.


Moutai refers to a city in Guizhou province where the product is made, and the name has taken on brandlike qualities of its own. In a survey on China’s luxury gift market earlier this year, the Hurun Report found that Moutai rated fifth on a list of 10 upscale brands, higher than Dior, Prada and Armani.


A bottle of Kweichow can sell for as much as US$2,000. One 1958 vintage of the spirit was auctioned for nearly US$230,000 in 2010.