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Why are fabrics sometimes blended? The advantages and disadvantages of various common fabric blends.

Manufacturers long ago realized that blended fabrics (e.g. Cotton/Polyester, Nylon/Wool) benefit over single natural or synthetic fiber materials. Blended fabrics can not only lessen the cost to produce the product, they can improve the feel, appearance, and durability of the fabric while allowing easier care. Continue reading Why are fabrics sometimes blended? The advantages and disadvantages of various common fabric blends.

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The advantages of cubic zirconia over diamonds

Box-snake chain necklace with inlaid synthetic diamonds

Diamonds are a girl’s best friend but who wouldn’t want a stone that is more beautiful than a diamond? Cubic Zirconia, or CZ, is a synthetic gemstone that provides several benefits over diamonds while retaining the diamond-like look at a significant reduction in cost. Continue reading The advantages of cubic zirconia over diamonds

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How to dress stylishly while keeping cool in hot weather – the best clothing and apparel choices for hot weather

How to dress stylishly while keeping cool in hot weather – the best clothing and apparel choices for hot weather

Style doesn’t have to be thrown out the window just because it’s hot and you want to wear the least amount of clothing permittable by law. There are various ways to keep cool, and protected, without sacrificing your sense of fashion. Continue reading How to dress stylishly while keeping cool in hot weather – the best clothing and apparel choices for hot weather

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Beautiful, vibrant, vintage clothing advertisements from the 1960’s

Mirroring the social movement of the time and bravely breaking established trends, the 1960’s were an era of fashion innovation. The era saw the introduction of the mini-skirt, bikini, capri pants, culottes, go-go boots, polyester and PVC clothes, bell-bottom jeans, paisley prints, tie-dye T-Shirts, and more fashion innovations, many of which remain popular today. As would be expected from the vibrant era, eye-catching, vivacious advertisements were used to showcase the products. The pictorial below features a staple of vintage clothing ads from an era that profoundly influenced fashion innovation.

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From fake fur to thick knit and puffy coats, here’s an early look at Fall/Winter 2018 styles.

From fake fur to thick knit and puffy coats, here's an early look at expected Fall/Winter 2018 styles.

We may be in the midst of Summer’s sweltering grip but it’s not too early to get a jump on the fast-approaching Fall/Winter 2018 fashions. So what are the emerging trends showing up on the runways? Continue reading From fake fur to thick knit and puffy coats, here’s an early look at Fall/Winter 2018 styles.

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How to pose like a pro in a photo – follow these 9 posing tips and be a selfie star

How to pose like a professional model - tips on posing technique (and what not to do)

Whether it’s a formal fashion-shoot or a quick selfie with your friends, there are a few easy-to-follow rules professional models use to ensure the resulting photo emphasizes their strengths and masks any weaknesses. Follow the rules below to make the most of your look in photographs. Continue reading How to pose like a pro in a photo – follow these 9 posing tips and be a selfie star

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How to select the perfect necklace for your body type, facial features, and clothing style

 

Necklace lengths and how they fall on the body

Choosing a necklace that fits your body and facial features

The lines a necklace creates can be used to visually, highlight, alter, or mask body features. In other words, your body’s structure will determine which necklace looks best on you. Below are considerations you should take into account when selecting a necklace. Continue reading How to select the perfect necklace for your body type, facial features, and clothing style

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Spring/Summer 2018 fashion forecast

Fashion - models on a catwalk

Fashion 2018 - Checks

Straight from the fashion runway, we’ve taken the latest fashion and design trends from the top fashion experts and compiled them in a quick  list of Spring/Summer 2018 trends. These trends hail from fashion designs promoted by writers, photographers, and fashion-forward celebrities as well as the purchasing actions of retail buyers. Check the list of fashion trend predictions below, then head to our shop for the latest in modern wear. Continue reading Spring/Summer 2018 fashion forecast