Vintage Clothing Secrets

Vintage ClothingVintage clothing has been making waves for some time now and people are finding this sweet change something good. It’s the rave not only in the underground fashion scene but also in the mainstream of fashion. Young and old alike have found many ways of taking advantage of this hot new fad and create a style that is their own. There are a million reasons for people to get on and ride the bandwagon of change and it all starts by taking time off and discovering what we have in our closets that we could pass off as vintage clothing.

One question that lingers in the air though is what clothes can we call vintage and are those that just won’t cut it. Let’s all take a closer look at what makes vintage clothing and what are those that are just not part of the boat.
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Silk Clothing – The Ultimate in Femininity

Silk Clothing If you look up the word ‘feminine’ in the Oxford English Dictionary, you will find the following definition: “having qualities or an appearance traditionally associated with women, especially delicacy and prettiness.” In the fashion world, many different styles and looks are described as feminine.

Some consider a skimpy, body-hugging dress and high heels as the very apex of femininity while others consider this to be a smart business suit or even a trailing gypsy skirt matched up with Doc Marten boots. The only feminine link for these disparate styles is softness. The feminine is all about any article of clothing that brings out an air of softness and airy qualities.





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Vintage Clothing Tips

Vintage Clothing TipsVintage clothing is the hottest thing that came to the shores of fashion since the leather jacket. People from all walks of life have been searching high and low for the best find in vintage clothing. From celebrities that shine on Hollywood to the common folk that run up and the streets everyday, they are finding common ground when it comes the kind of clothes they want on their back.

It is not really hard to find vintage clothing nowadays. There are a lot of good sources of vintage clothing almost everywhere now. Thrift shops are one good place to find vintage clothing. There are a good number of selections that will greet you in a thrift shop. Though most of the items here are not that “vintage” and dates back to the recent years, it’s still worth trying to get a good look in to. One of the things you have to remember though when you are in a thrift shop is to be ready for the different kinds of clothes you have to rummage through. Since the items are just stocked by the different kinds, expect yourself spending a good number of hours looking through all their items.





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Grab One of Kate Spade Purses

Kate Spade PursesWomen who want to make a fashion statement with their handbag purse don’t need to look beyond Kate Spade purses. And judging from the rising popularity of Kate Spade’s ever growing line of creations, many women have discovered this gem of a designer.




Starting out with her classic nylon handbag which began her first collection, Kate Spade has increased her line of products to include perfume, clothes, sunglasses, luggage, baby items and accessories such as wallets, cosmetic cases, hats and scarves, hair and pet (yes, pet) accessories, to name a few.

Emphasizing geometric shapes in textiles and patterns, Kate Spade purses are a classic addition to every handbag lovers’ collection. These purses were created with the confident woman in mind.

With its modern, dynamic look, a Kate Spade purse calls attention to every woman who dons one, whether she is carrying the classic nylon, a handbag from the attractive baskets line or a leather or fabric purse; even a purse from the elegant wedding collection.

Although not as exorbitantly priced as other designers’ creations, Kate Spade purses can be expensive for some women. You’ll have to pay anywhere from hundreds of dollars and up to have the pleasure of owning an authentic Kate Spade purse, available from many retail stores around the world.

Kate Spade PursesStill, if you’re a fashion conscious handbag collector, you’ll want too add a Kate Spade handbag to your collection. But if you can’t afford the high price and don’t mind owning a fake Kate Spade purse, there are many online stores that offer designer handbag knockoffs—not that I’m encouraging you to take this route because there may be pitfalls. No doubt, too, you may find Kate Spade purse replicas on eBay. Remember, though: Buyer Beware.

There are also online retailers that offer discounted designer purses and you’ll probably find Kate Spade purses among them. Keep in mind, though, that there are dishonest retailers out there who will advertise authentic designer purses at discount prices but you may not get what you pay for.

Whether you’re shopping for a purse to match your designer suit for work, or one to complement an outfit for a special evening out, there’s no doubt that you’ll be able to select one from the variety of Kate Spade purses.


 





 

Platform Shoes Popular Trendy And Comfortable

Platform ShoesWomen love shoes and most of all believe there’s no such thing as too many shoes. True, they protect your feet from sharp objects and dirt, but shoes go beyond mere function. Shoes can be regarded as fashion accessories as well. What’s a great outfit without great shoes?




Trendy and Comfortable

If shoes have a down side, it’s lack of comfort. Women traditionally squeeze their feet into the most painful of shoes for the sake of looking good. Well! Believe it or not, there is a genre of shoes that not only make your legs look great, but complement almost any outfit and – ta-da – are comfortable. This paragon of shoe virtues is the platform shoe.

Platform ShoesPlatform shoes first showed up as a fashion statement in the mid-1970s. They became instant hits, at first because they were an absolutely cool look, previously unknown in fashionisto memory. The shoes were featured in every top fashion magazine and found everywhere, from Paris runways to the very smallest rural town shoe shop. A shoe shop that did not carry platform shoes was a shoe shop destined for failure.

Now, most avant garde shoe styles don’t last long – here today, out next season, or at least by next year. Platform shoes were the rage for several years before shoe designers tired of them, longing for a change in styling. How did the love of platforms last so long?

Platform ShoesThe reason is simple: platform shoes are unbelievably comfortable. You can literally walk in comfort for miles in such a shoe, with nary a peep of a complaint from your tootsies. The soles have a delicately but sturdily etched pattern with the traction of a snow tire. With your foot and stockings several inches above a rainy street, you sprint along through puddles with dry feet. No slipping or squishing.

The last of the platform shoe curves gently upward, from 2-3 inches above ground at the toe, to several inches at the heel. Therefore, the shoe, rather than your foot, does most of the work in creating the long-legged look so attractive to the opposite sex. Rubbery one-piece plastic was a typical heel material, so these shoes last for years without repair.

Platform ShoesThe uppers are made of every material and style found in conventional shoes. Styling runs the gamut, from beachwear sandals to a night at the theater. You can wear them with jeans or with a fabulous beaded designer dress. Unlike any other genre of shoes, platform shoes are universally adaptable to any fashion requirement.

Like any classic, platform shoes are, thankfully, currently enjoying a resurgence of popularity with today’s women. If you weren’t around in the 70s, you simply must try a pair. You’ll soon own dozens of pairs!




Styles of Thigh High Boots

Thigh High BootsA new and fabulous trend of today’s fashion world is the thigh high boots. These fun and creative boots will give women the freedom to dress with an edge and give off a hot vibe. You can wear these awesome boots with just about anything and they are not made for just one kind of person. Anyone can take on a pair of these boots and feel wild in them.




Thigh High Boots Hot Hot Item

Thigh high boots are starting to hit all of the hottest stores. In most areas, you can find a pair in your shopping mall or major department stores.

Thigh high bootsWhile these boots are defiantly not made for walking, they are made to make any man fall to his knees with infatuation. These boots will give any woman the ability to make a man do anything that she wants for him. A woman that wears these boots will have power like she has never had before.

If you are in an area that does not support the thigh high boot fashion yet, there is still hope for you. You will be able to get a great pair of these boots online or buy catalog. You do not have to go without these hot and creative boots just because your local mall has not caught up to the fashion times. You will find all kinds of great stores online that carry these wonderful creations.

Thigh high bootsWhen you go online to find the pair of thigh high boots for you, there will be an abundance of styles. There are all different kinds of colors, lengths, heel styles and so much more. You will find that choosing just one is going to be the hardest part of the deal. You will see that there is so many that would fit your lifestyle. You can feel free to browse and pick, as you like.

Thigh high boots will have different heel heights, and styles. You can choose the one that is most comfortable to you. There will be stiletto heels that will turn you into a goddess when you wear them, or you will find the safer styles with the thicker and chunkier heel. They will be a lot better for the women that want to wear their thigh high boots for more occasions that are conservative.

Thigh high bootsThese thigh high boots are also found in many materials as well. There is the all leather made ones, fabric ones, even the ones that look like shinny plastic. You will be able to choose the material that is most comfortable both to your body and to your personality.

Putting on a pair of thigh high boots will give you the sensation that you have been looking for. A pair of boots like this will put you right into the lead in fashion when you put them on. You will feel safe, sexy and confident every time you glide your foot in and pull up that zipper.


 




High-heeled Shoes A Girls Best Fashion Friend.

 High-heeled ShoesPerhaps it’s the added height that makes women feel elegant or maybe just because men seem to appreciate the look. Whatever the reason, women are shoe freaks. Shorter heels are for comfort, but tall heels are meant to be admired. So how do you choose a heel height?





A recent survey showed that among women who wore high heels, most chose a 5 inch heel. Why?

For one thing, there’s a practical aspect. A 5 inch heel is about 16% shorter than its 6 inch counterpart. This means the bottom of your foot is 1/6 closer to the ground! Walking in high heels is not easy. The 5 inch heel can make the difference between walking gracefully or taking a spill.

 High-heeled ShoesOther considerations are mostly vanity, but every woman likes to look her best. A long thin heel plays up a shapely leg, stretching the leg muscles, giving a lithe appearance.

The most popular heel today is the stilleto, recommended for those with good balance. A 5 inch heel will do the trick, for both admiring looks and walking purposes. At least with the young, the stiletto rules. It’s the Business heel of shoe fashion.

Going to an interview or power lunch? Pair some 5 inch heels with an elegant pantsuit. You get height and an elegant and confident demeanor. Platforms are a good choice as you’ll have no problem walking in them for extended periods of time.

High heels are all for effect. Every woman wants to look just a bit more shapely, taller, thinner or more voluptuous than she is already. Who can blame her?

High heels can be worn to advantage with just about any ensemble. The growing trend of high heels with jeans is one example. Great with pantsuits, short and long dresses or even with shorts. If you’re going to the beach, just bite the bullet and get out your sneakers.

If you haven’t the confidence or balance to manage the stiletto, give the spike a try. The last shape is not so extreme as the stiletto. A 5 inch heel is again recommended, if only for the safety factor. Spike heels echo the enchanting times of classic Old Hollywood. The curvy heel compliments the curvy female form in a voluptuous effect. Ha! No man can resist this imagery.

 High-heeled ShoesAt the other end of the high heel spectrum is the chunky heel. Now you might think this the one you wear hiking. On the contrary, men enjoy variety. The large chunky heel, by contrast, makes you look more petite. Its’ squareness serves to accentuate your curves. Men even think these chunky heels make women look “cute”.

If you have a thing for shoes, there are more than enough choices. From stilettos to chunks, there’s a fashion high heel that will be just right for every piece of clothing in your closet. If that shoe isn’t in your closet, you may have to go shopping.




Buy a Coach Handbag and Enjoy Timeless Style

Coach HandbagDid you know that the first Coach handbag was inspired by a baseball glove? Maybe that’s why as handbag fashion trends come and go Coach remains constant with its classic styles. And Coach is one of the most recognized names in the handbag fashion industry.





Women who maintain a collection of designer handbags make a Coach leather handbag one of the must have pieces in their collection. Each year when the new lines come out, Coach is among the top choices and most sought after brands for handbag lovers.

Coach Handbag Top Quality

Coach HandbagThe authentic Coach handbag is created with high standards and materials. This includes the Coach hobo handbags, purses and wallets as well as all the other accessories such as shoes, cosmetic cases, wristlets, charms, sunglasses, key chains, travel items and more that have joined the line of products produced by Coach.

Coach has even taken the tote one step further by creating The Signature Stripe Collection Tote Bag. This latest design from Coach can be monogrammed, making it truly your own. It’s also reversible with a pocket on the outside, so essentially, you’ll have two Coach Signature handbags for the price of one.

Coach HandbagYou’ll probably have to dole out anywhere from a couple hundred dollars and up to own a Coach handbag. But getting a discount Coach handbag is not very difficult. You can buy one from any of the many Coach stores across the country, including the large numbers that are in shopping malls. You can also go to Coach outlet stores where there is a wide variety of their creations and you can get great deals.

There’s no way we can talk about buying designer handbags without mentioning the replicas. That is just the reality. And because of Coach’s reputation for using premier leather to make their bags, it’s inevitable that there would be imitation Coach handbags. So of course, as has happened with other designers, there are replica Coach handbags on the market. These are primarily available at online stores. A word of caution: Buyer beware.

With handbags being such an important fashion accessory, any woman who loves handbags and who has discriminating taste would surely love to, and should, have a Coach handbag as part of her wardrobe collection.





 

 

Purses Have Evolved

Women around the world consider a purse as a necessity. A purse has a lot more significance and importance than its function, which is carrying money and other items around in it. It is used as a fashion accessory and speaks volumes about the personality of the person carrying it.





In simple terms, a purse is a small and fashionably designed bag, used to hold money, keys, makeup and other items of daily use. Purses are also popularly known as handbags, although some argue that a handbag is larger in size. Purses evolved several centuries ago, and ever since, have been an essential fashion accessory. The first purses can be traced back to the ancient Egyptians and Babylonians, who used small pouches during religious ceremonies. Later, in the 14th century, purses were fastened to the waist with the help of girdles. During those days, purses were used as status symbols and were adorned with jewels and elaborate embroidery.

Embroidered pursesThrough the 16th and 17th century, purses became more practical in design and were made of materials such as leather and cotton. Several purses had drawstring fasteners on the top to keep the contents safe. Embroidery, which became a craze in the 17th century, was used to decorate purses, which resulted in beautiful and unique pieces.

Probably the greatest achievement in the development of purses was the reticulated, used in the 18th century. These were miniature purses that had no handles and were carried around in the hand. The reticules further developed into today’s chic purses, more popularly known as ‘clutch’ purses.

reticulated pursesWith several top companies producing purses in a dazzling array of designs and styles, the purse industry has become a multi-million dollar business. Today, purses vary not only based on their design, but also on the material used in their manufacture. From myriad colors and embroidery to sequins and diamonds, purses have come a long way and have added a substantial style quotient to our lives.


 




Italian Shoes Really Are The Best

Italian ShoesMost of us consider shoes made or styled in Italy as the ultimate in fashion. When we say Italian shoes it conjures a picture of good craftsmanship, style and quality. Italian designers are the most acclaimed footwear designers in the world. The Italian designers perfectly understand the anatomy of the leg and foot so they make shoes look their best.




Variety of Italian Footwear

Italian footwear is available in several varieties such as full length boots, slip-ons, mid-calf boots, sandals, loafers and wedges. When selecting Italian shoes, care should be taken to avoid the tasteless, shiny and creaky shoes which many merchants try to pass on as finest Italian shoes.

Italian Shoes The Italians are still using the traditional methods of shoe making and tanning which indicates that good materials are used for the lining and uppers which are hand sewn. Even though such hand crafted shoes should cost higher than the shoes produced on a large scale using machinery, due to the severe competition from Far Eastern shoe makers who also offer hand crafted shoes, the Italians are forced to offer good quality shoes at cheaper prices without compromising on quality.

Men’s Italian Shoes Styles

There are different styles of men’s Italian shoes such as handmade black leather Oxford shoes, black Italian Oxford dress shoes, men’s dark brown leather Oxford shoes, men’s dark brown lace-up shoes and brown calf leather Oxford shoes. The prices of these shoes range from the low $330 to the high $560.

Brunori men's black Italian ankle strap bootsBrunori men’s black Italian ankle strap boots are classic boots with elastic gore insets. These black coloured shoes are made from genuine leather and boast style, quality and fine craftsmanship. When ordering these shoes, care must be taken to select the correct size since the sizes run large. Select a size smaller than your regular size for a good fitting. These shoes are priced around $480

For casual wear but without foregoing the daytime classic style, try the handmade Pakerson Today which are available in beige and tan

F Forzieri brown cap toe dress shoes. or exclusive hand made shoes you can try Forzieri brown cap toe dress shoes. These shoes combine the excellent traditional craftsmanship with some new original designs. They are most suitable for business meetings or for occasions which need a stylish appearance. They are priced around $500.

Italian leather boots For women, there are soft Italian leather boots with a luxurious feel, side button and short zip available for only $150. These ladies Italian shoes are available in three colours namely, tobacco, brown and black.

The Quai D’Orsay pump shoes in black patent leather enhances its dramatic flair and are meant for sophisticated and chic women. The price range is around $160.