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Featuring runway garments from the spring and fall/winter collections of ten influential couturiers and designers, the exhibition explores the ideas and inspirations motivating Paris fashion today, and why, in an age of globalization and instantaneous communication, this venerable city remains the fashion capital. The city has been a magnet for stylish men and women since the seventeenth century, but the French fashion industry has evolved considerably over the centuries and never more than in the last few years.

Recent assessments of the current state of Paris fashion have varied widely, with some pundits announcing its death, and others claiming that it is closer to fine art than ever before. By using fashion, a medium which has always been associated with self-expression and personal identity, these designers seek to demonstrate how the use (or misuse) of technology and its modes of production have the power to stimulate, delight, and inspire in ways as yet untapped in the fashion world. In the 1800s, “fashion parades” periodically took place in Paris couture salons.

The first American fashion show likely took place in 1903 in the New York City store Ehrlich Brothers. By 1910, large department stores such as Wanamaker’s in New York City and Philadelphia were also staging fashion shows. By the 1920s, retailers across the United States held fashion shows. In the 1970s and 1980s, American designers began to hold their own fashion shows in private spaces apart from such retailers.

Models

Models in a fashion show have to change their clothes all the time to present new items to the public. Models are supposed to influence us in a positive way. Models strutting catwalks at London Fashion Week should provide a certificate attesting their good health, but there should be no outright ban on wafer-thin women, the British Fashion Council said on Friday. Spain and Italy have recommended banning models with a body mass index (BMI) of less than 18. The report acknowledged there was a problem with eating disorders among models and recommended a health education and awareness programme should be set up urgently. “During the investigation, evidence of the vulnerability of women in the modeling progression was startling and models are at high risk of eating disorders,” said Denise Kingsmill, chair of the inquiry. In a typical fashion show, models walk the runway dressed in the clothing created by the designer. Because the topic of fashion shows remains to find its historian, the earliest history of fashion shows remains obscure. Too many adolescent girls decide early on that they need to be “thin” like the models in order to be “pretty” when really they just need to keep themselves healthy.

Fashion Photography

The fashion world. Always keep up to date with high fashion magazines how their photos look. Get your inspiration,study modeling, eg: poses for high fashion shoots, lighting, however as a photographer, you should already know about lighting, if you don’t, get started on the basics of photography. Put a lot of effort and pride into building your first portfolio, you want it to be eye catching, professionally presented, you should use big glossy photos, show case different scenes and themes.This shows flexibility in your photography. Some photos can be very basic but sending a message about the clothing or fashion, not boring, and allow some photos to be really out there in tune with the clothing your photographing.

You definitely do not need to spend money on high fashion clothes for your models, borrowing clothes can be extremely helpful as you start out building your first portfolio, use different eras and use them to fit fashion and photograph them in a theme, being 60s, 70s 80s, the present, imagination and research on high fashion over these eras and then putting it all together in a portfolio you can use to sell your professional high fashion photography services. Remember your models hair and makeup have a lot to do with the end result to your fashion photography goal and that is to be a success. You need to sell your self, go to magazines, fashion stores that have runway shows, offer to shoot for them. Send your portfolio to news papers in you city and offer your services for their fashion section to shoot fashion events in your state or where ever they may send you.

There are many opportunities, but they don’t just come to you, you have to go out and find them and be confident in doing so. Know what you should be charging for your services if your freelancing. Most of the time working for a magazine, newspaper or fashion mall they will pay you per project, hour or perhaps a contract between you. But ask what the pay is and how their payment structure works. Another idea to sell your abilities as a fashion photographer is to put together a mini high fashion magazine, write your own articles. This shows initiative, imagination and professional skills in show casing your work. You can also start selling your photos online, your photos may sell like hot cakes and this gets your name out there and shows that what you are doing is what people like and want to see. Edit your photos if needed.

Eco Fashion

‘Eco fashion’ could quite literally be seen as two entirely different entities. Firstly the idea of ecological and environmentally sustainable ideas being somewhat of a trend, fad, or as it states fashion, something that may be washed away or brushed under the carpet in years to come. Secondly it can be viewed as fashion, as in clothing, accessories, perfumes, aftershaves and footwear, which is made with the environment in mind. For the purpose of ‘eco fashion’ as apparel and its derivatives, the point to focus on is the statement that ‘eco fashion’ is fashion made with the environment in mind. What does this really mean? From my point of view it can mean one of four things;

– Fashion produced and created through the use of organic materials
– Fashion produced and created through the use of recycling of otherwise excess fabrics
– Fashion produced and created through the use of recycled materials not initially directly related to fashion
– Fashion produced and created that gives back directly to the planet.

These are my four categories and I think you will agree they capture the essence of ‘eco fashion’ fabulously. Under the above headings many designers, brands and labels have designed products that can appeal to the wider public, however currently the proportion of the population that really embraces products made under the ‘eco fashion’ title remains niche. This is by no means a problem because ‘eco fashion’ is young and has over 100 years or more of modern styling to compete with.

The more pressing question is to ask, “What will happen over the coming years?” Some might say it has already begun; is ‘eco fashion’ blending and merging with regular fashion? Has it become apparent that the ‘eco fashion’ route is not so much more expensive, and creates large benefits in comparison to regular production methods? Currently as a result of smaller scale designers, brands and labels, the law of economy of scale dictate, that anything done on a small scale will ultimately be expensive, but if ‘eco fashion’ moves mainstream and all processes are inherently eco friendly there will be no definition just a shift in foundation principles.

Some might question why I am writing this as I am one of the small producers of ‘eco fashion’ that will suffer as a result. Some might say customers, who would have sought out Excentree for its niche appeal, will no longer need Excentree. Well that is where you are wrong, yes we would no longer be niche, but it won’t be the customers who need us directly it will be the mainstream department stores, clothing stores and such like who will lend from our experience and expertise.

Floral Print Dresses

  • Floral prints

Very few things epitomize and induce the feeling of spring as much as floral finery prints do. They are a timeless trend that evoke the feeling of lush colors, warm temperatures and sunshine. If you are a novice when it comes to prints but have little to no idea on floral prints and how to go about gaining a phenomenal spring look, then you might want to continue reading below to get to know the different varieties of prints that exist and how to make the most of each kind.

  • Vibrant Floral Finery Prints

Although the combinations of vibrant blossoms with strong, bold colors are not new and have existed for quite some time now, pairing vibrant blossoms with bolder and brighter hues is really a sure-fire way to ace your floral fashion fame. The trick to nailing vibrant print patterns is that the brighter the colors, the better the end result.

  • Dark Floral Prints

Nothing screams femininity more than a dark floral dress be it a print salwar kameez style, sarees, umbrella lehenga or even a chic churidar design. Choosing dark colors like black or dark blue as backdrops for exuberant prints helps impart a more delicate and at the same time – mysterious appeal to any ethnic silhouette designed in this manner.

  • Large Floral Prints

When it comes to women’s print dresses, irrespective of whether you’re looking for an art silk lehenga, floral cotton kurti, cotton straight suit styles or any other variety of ethnic style, the key to gaining an imposing and utterly impressive style is large scale floral finery prints.

  • Mismatched Floral Prints

If you are one of those people with a penchant for mismatched or clashing florals, the one to remember is that less is always more. There is no requirement for a patchwork of prints in order to make a fashion statement. All one needs to amplify an outfit featuring mismatched florals is a nice pair of heels and nothing more. Getting mismatching prints is not an outlandish fashion idea as long as they come in colors that compliment each other well.

  • Delicate Floral Prints

The best way to sport delicate florals is to choose outfits that are made out of lightweight fabrics as well as perfectly fitted and suited for your body type. Delicate floral finery prints work best when matched with sheer panels and ultra feminine silhouettes that compliment the body shape exceptionally.

  • Pastel Floral Prints

Floral printsĀ in pastel tones have been there for a long time and they work best when featured on ultra-feminine silhouettes in fluid fabrics. Pastel tones such as lilac, sea-green, light blue, pink and peach among others, compliment subtle floral prints and bountiful blossoms sensationally.

Tips to Become a Fashion Blogger

Creating your own fashion blog can be the easiest and at the same time, the toughest of all writing assignments. The task can be both intimidating at times and exciting too. There is probably no other subject on earth that makes you as jittery as the subject of fashion when you start creating a blog dedicated solely to the aspects of looking great.

Do Not Focus Solely on Earning Money: Like most of the other bloggers, fashion bloggers are also allowed to make money through proper marketing of their blogs. But, earning money should not be the sole purpose of the blog. A number of fashion blogs these days are interested in generating revenue through advertisements of different fashion brands. This makes it way too difficult to build a heart to heart connection with the readers.

Invite The Reader to Your Fashion World: People do not visit a fashion blog just to check out what clothes the bloggers are wearing. They want to have a complete fashionable experience by receiving knowledge about what they should wear and why. Moreover, the visitors would like to get into the complete runway fashion experience or would love to imagine themselves to be in the part of the world that a particular trend of fashion belongs to. This is the best way to gift the ordinary blog readers with a nice “almost” fashion show like experience without intimidating their taste for fashion. In fact, that is what most of them turn to a fashion blog for.

Do Not Suggest Buying Expensive Products: The dream of buying expensive clothes, accessories, bags and shoes from big fashion labels often pursue people to end up adding them to their stock. Still, a large number of people cannot afford such brands. Fashion bloggers can bridge the gap by relying equally on low-budget products as they do on expensive brands.

Image is The Heart of Fashion Blogs: High quality photographs are a must for the success of a fashion blog. Fashion is one subject, blogs on which requires to cater to the ocular sensory nerves a lot. So, it becomes very important for the blogger to look for the right kind of pictures to validate the subjects of blog-posts. The readers will definitely like to have a look at what they are being suggested to wear. It is very important to put up very clear and professionally taken photographs that will also help them visualizing themselves in such clothes. It is very important for the blogs to become fashion inspirations for the readers. Otherwise, they will not come back to the blog again.

 

Benefits of Choosing a Human Hair Wig

One of the first things to consider for the first time wearer of a wig is to decide on the synthetic or human hair wig. Both of these wig types have their own positive and negative points. But, for those not restricted by budget, it is generally best to go with the superior option which is the human hair wig. Whether you are suffering from hair loss, recovering from illness, or simply want to hide a poor haircut, a high-quality wig is certain to help give a boost in confidence. Here are a few of the benefits of choosing this type of wig:

  • Easy to style

A major positive of the human hair wig is the ability to style much the same as any other person with a full head of hair. This gives complete freedom to change the look, color or perm the hair as desired to match the personality. They can vary significantly in style and include the layered, shaggy, two or three parts, or short or long. Even if you are buying the long wig initially, there is the option to have the hair professionally cut short at a later date when you are looking for a change in appearance.

  • Long lasting

The human hair wig is extremely durable and will last significantly longer than the synthetic alterations. However, it is still important to take care of the wig properly to maintain its flowing and attractive look. Any wig that is given the proper daily maintenance is likely to last for at least 12 months or even longer. This long-term durability even applies if the wig is worn everyday. Also, this long usable period helps to balance out the higher initial cost compared to the much shorter period and cheaper cost of the synthetics.

  • Not shiny or glossy

Most of the synthetic wigs have a look that looks quite unnatural because of its shiny or glossy finish. On the other hand, the human hair wig does not have this issue because its tone and texture is exactly the same as a normal head of hair. Also, they are appreciated for having the same shape and natural movement of human hair. Synthetics can often bounce while walking which isn’t a very pleasing look.

Fashion Accessories

Fashion Jewelry

Fashion jewelry may be considered as the most costly accessory for all women that improves style and fashion sense. The jewelries are available in the form of necklaces, earrings, bracelets, rings and other kinds of jewelry products. Fashionable wholesale jewelry is designed keeping in mind the current trend of fashion culture. The costume jewelry stuffs are crafted with pristine workmanship which involves many hours of labor time. Though most of jewelry products are available in most expensive elements of silver, gold and platinum, diamond has it own real charm, which has never faded away in the world of fashion. The diamond jewelry items are still the trademark of exclusive jewelry as it was in the past.

One can find great deals in wholesale jewelry at most of the prestigious stores. There are wide varieties of elegant costume jewelry which are available at price which is many times lower than most basic of expensive jewelry. The costume jewelries are also available in various semi precious gems, fashion displays for enhancing the decor of rooms, hair attachments and also in various types of body piercing jewelry items. Wholesale jewelry vendors offer fashion accessories and fashion jewelry at most affordable prices.

Wholesale Fashion Clothing

Wholesale clothing is really an important fragment in fashion industry. These wholesale garments offer the best fashion tips for youngsters as they are always in search of new fashion trends. The denims are considered as best clothing for the teens through all ages. The teens can match their favorite jeans with corduroy or denim jackets which represents a youthful look. This is a must have for all the young adults that want to follow the fashion trend cautiously. Fashion jeans for teens have seen many changes which range from simple straight fitted to boot cuts and wide legs. Corduroy pants, chinos, khakis, and drawstring trousers are the latest hit with young generation. For the girls, if they want to try something that is quite classy and look very feminine, denim skirts should be included in their wardrobes.

Other Fashion Accessories

The fashion shoes are another feature in style that compliments to the overall fashion dressing. Fashion shoes are equally important as fashion accessory products like hair fashion and fashion jewelry. The fashion accessories may also include trendy men and women watches in various types. The various types of watches may be sports and outdoor watches, dress watch or mP4 enabled watches. Key chains, mobile attachments, body jewelry and fashion belts also come under fashion accessories. For most adventurous teens colored contact lenses and photo chromatic sunglasses may also be other way of using fashion accessories.

 

Express Fashion

Fashion exists as two worlds today, the real and the superficial. I feel fashion is grossly misunderstood and maligned in the contemporary sense. In the superficial world of fashion, it is perceived as the privilege of the so called upper strata of the society. This is the tragedy of today’s fashion. Some people with the money, power and glamour flaunt the so called fashion and the rest of the world are made to believe that this is the real fashion. This is a type of fashion that is being hyped and flaunted by select few and which is not accessible to most of the people. This is the shallow and superficial world of fashion that exists as we can see today.

Nevertheless we need to understand that this is just a small minority group and the real world of fashion is much richer and larger in proportion. Real fashion is about how people express their traditions and culture through their clothing, ornaments, the art, the science, the music and dance. This is the real world of fashion which has to be discovered by us. So let’s express fashion that is the “real” fashion. From the individual perspective, the real fashion radiates from deep within. Here, you never ape anybody. It just naturally comes to you. It is nothing but a deep desire of the heart and the soul to be full and complete from deep within and project it outwardly. To discover the real fashion you need to understand your inner self and its deep desire to connect with the external world through the joyous and colorful patterns of expression.

I feel “express fashion” is nothing but expressing fashion from deep within you. Next time you think about fashion, think about your needs and your comfort and then see the magic of fashion getting expressed in you in a real express way. When you just do it the natural way that is your way, you will start finding that people take a note of you. So when we say express fashion, it is not just limited to your clothes or ornaments that you wear but it involves expressing your radiant personality. It is an expression of your inner happiness which is reflected through your body, your mind, your heart and your soul. It comes out naturally and radiates outward because of the feeling of being complete and one with nature. This is a very feminine and soothing manifestation of the self irrespective of the gender. Fashion is therefore a beautiful manifestation of the feminine principle itself.

Fashion Modeling

Fashion modeling sounds glamorous and ostentatious profession to many people especially to young girls and boys. The exclusive life style, page 3 parties, designer clothes, international ramp shows and money lure every youngsters but this is just the half truth. The fashion modeling career requires lot of hard work, dedication and self sacrifice to be successful. Fashion has become universal now, there is a huge demand of male and female models in the market. All famous fashion models are being paid very well for any modeling assignment and ramp walk. Their remuneration depends upon the fashion designer and organizer they are working with. Where as aspiring models begin their career with smaller modeling agencies and low budget modeling assignments.

Today fashion modeling has become a huge profession and there is abundance of employment. There is no such educational requirement or age limit to become a model. You may be a school pass-out or graduate, all you need is a good face, height and a glass hour figure. To get into fashion world is a Herculean task due to excessive competition in this profession. All top models are earning very handsome this naturally makes competition very fierce. The international recognition, limelight, celebrity status also make it more difficult to get a break.

However, fashion industry has made phenomenal growth in India in the last fifteen years. Fashion industry is now targeting people of all age group to sell fashion. Earlier, youngsters were the prime concern for the fashion designers, they used to design attires keeping younger generation’s likes and dislikes in mind, but this trend has completely changed now. Today, you can find designers are designing special clothes for middle-aged and older people as well. There has been a tremendous revolution in fashion world which has led to a huge demand of models.

Networking is an important part to be successful in modeling. A strong networking helps you to become familiar with fashion gurus and designers. If you are well acquainted with fashion designers, photographers, make artists then they may recommend your name to others fashion players for any modeling assignment and outdoor ramp shows. Thus, it is suggested to maintain a harmonious relation ship with everyone you meet with. To begin your career as a fashion model you can start working as a catalog-model, show room model, television model etc. You must make an impressive portfolio of yours and distribute in different modeling agencies. If any top modeling agencies hires you it would be easy for you to enter into the big world of fashion.

 

Choosing Designer Wears for Babies

Shopping for baby clothes is no doubt an exciting prospect. Parents enjoy watching the transformations brought on their young ones by every variety of clothing that they can lay their hands on, each one making the baby look even more adorable than always. Baby clothes abound in textures, designs, patterns and colours, giving an ocean of choices to pick from. Renowned designers give due focus on baby clothes creating gorgeous dresses that any parent would love to get for their beloved babies. Designer clothes are known for their perfection and the well-cut clothes let your baby stay comfortable and relaxed.

Faced with too many choices of fabulous clothes, it can be difficult to set aside any option. Every piece of designer wear may seem exactly cut for your child. But you should not forget that babies grow very fast and there are only so many clothes that they can wear before they get past each stage. While you can enjoy going through all the options available, it is best not to stock up on too many pieces of the same style of clothing. There simply will not be enough chances to make use of them to do justice to the shopping. Buying a few choice items is the way to go when your child is visibly growing up every week.

Make sure you buy clothes that are right for the season. Remember buying ahead may not be a great idea unless you are buying larger sizes. Do not buy winter clothes that fit your baby perfectly when the sun is shining brightly and he or she needs an airy dress. Leave the hoodies and cardigans for the winter. You will be using these only for one season, so when you buy do not buy more than one or two of each. Unless you plan to hand it down to a younger child, you are not going to make use of these clothes for more than a few weeks.

Always consider the interests of your baby. It might seem like babies are not quite individuals to be opinionated. But anybody with experience in childcare can tell you that they can be very stubborn when it comes to choices of clothes. You may choose a high quality, stylish dress in which you are sure your baby will look his or her best. But there is no way that you are going to see him or her wearing it unless it is of the colour, pattern and design that the baby prefers. It is often too early for babies to develop gender specific interests. So do not deprive your boy of flowery patterns or your girl of Manchester United prints if these seem to attract them. If you buy clothes that capture the attention of your babies, it can also be easier to look after them as they will spend a lot of time watching, enjoying, and of course, trying to eat, the patterns.