The Christmas season brings with it a host of holiday parties, from office parties to parties thrown by family or friends. For those who may not have much money to spend on their party outfits, here are a few tips that may be helpful.
Get a party dress with a sequined or glitzy finish Frock and Frill have a great selection of bedazzled dresses. You can also opt for a simple black dress and dress it up with sequined accessories. These items are not very costly.
Buy a few inexpensive tops with shiny or festive details and pair them with smart or elegant black trousers that you already own. You can add some shiny bracelets or earrings to add to the festive theme.
Go for cheap costume jewellery and bags, since you will only use them a few times for a few parties and as such, quality is not so important.
Lastly, shop for all of your items at thrift stores or flea markets. When shopping online, look for those sites offering deals, or search for discount coupons that are redeemable at those online stores.
Fashion Fringe has gained a new Chair for the next two years in none other than Burberry’s Chief Creative Officer, Christopher Bailey. In his new role, Bailey will be responsible for judging, selection of candidates, and mentoring the three lucky finalists as well as the winner. Fashion Fringe is the focal UK platform for unearthing fresh, new talent in the local fashion world.
Fashion Fringe works by providing a number of promising new designers with a venue through which they can showcase their skills and work. It was originally started in 2003 by fashion journalist, Colin McDowell, who has long garnered international acclaim. McDowell worked in conjunction with IMG Fashion Worldwide, to give birth to Fashion Fringe, with the main goal of helping emerging designers to break into the industry. More specifically, it also helps the fashion industry by allowing the best of the best not only to launch their new businesses, but to also make them sustainable in London. 2013 marks the project’s tenth anniversary, and coincides with Bailey’s new position. McDowell did admit that he had Bailey in mind as a potential chair for quite a while, since both he and Burberry are leaders in youth trends and popular fashion. There is no doubt that Fashion Fringe also stands to benefit a great deal from their new association with the Burberry brand.
For his part, Bailey credits his own mentors and inspirations for helping him during the early days of his career in fashion. Previous chairs for Fashion Fringe included heavy hitters such as John Galliano, and Donatella Versace. Past winners of Fashion Fringe have gone on to successful heights, such as Corrie Nielsen, Basso & Brooke, and Jena Theo.Read More
Many businesses are opting for a more casual workplace atmosphere. Offices everywhere are opting for once a week dress-down days or forgoing formal business attire all together with a daily business casual dress code. Although the idea behind business casual should make most workers feel more comfortable at the office, this relatively new category of work attire can be confusing. The lines between casual weekend wear and casual work attire can become blurry. In a business casual environment, the key is to look professional yet comfortable and approachable.
When in doubt, it is always wise to refer to the office dress code. Anything that may be unclear should be discussed with human resources. One must never take the notion of casual too literally when dressing for the office. It is important to look neat and professional regardless of what the employee handbook says. A man should always make sure his clothes are well pressed and in good condition, even in the most casual work settings. In workplaces that do not allow denim, corduroy, chinos and khakis are always a nice choice. When in doubt, leave the denim for after work. If one’s place of business does allow denim, it is important to keep other pieces more conservative. Pairing jeans with a button down shirt or sweater with a blazer and a nice pair of oxfords is casual yet serious enough for the office.Read More
It has recently been announced that Azzaro, the fashion house and brand based in Paris, has appointed Mathilde Castello Branco as its new creative director. Branco, who has been the right-hand woman to Lanvin’s Alber Elbaz for the last 10 years, began her fashion career and education at Paris’ École Duperré before moving on to the Atelier Chardon Savard school of fashion. She then got her first experience in the fashion world by working at Hermès before moving again to Maison Martin Margiela.
The 39 year old Branco will be replacing Vanessa Seward who took over the brand’s direction following the death of Azzaro’s founder, Loris Azzaro, in 2004. Having been at the helm of Azzaro for seven years, Seward left the label earlier this year after guiding it from near-obscurity to the top of the fashion world and into the wardrobes of some of Hollywood’s best-known A-list celebrities. Azzaro’s designs can frequently be seen being worn by celebrities such as Natalie Portman, Cameron Diaz, Eva Mendes, Chloe Moretz, Emma Stone and Kristen Stewart.
Branco’s first collection for the brand will be presented for the autumn/winter 2012 season during Paris Fashion Week in March 2012. It will be both eagerly anticipated as well as heavily scrutinised, but after so long working in the industry it is unlikely that the collection will do anything but impress.Read More
You can follow the evolution of T shirt printing as an art form by studying surviving examples from the past. Many vintage shirts are now sought after as collectibles; the 1948 presidential campaign shirt “Dew It with Dewey” is enshrined in the Smithsonian collection as an early specimen of the genre.
Early Disney shirts are highly popular, as are movie and TV promotional shirts, airbrushed surfing shirts and especially music industry creations for tours and albums. Ebay has listed a vintage T-shirt featuring the 1966 Beatles Butcher cover at $20,000 (around £12,500), while Woodstock original T-shirts occasionally turn up at prices ranging from $2,000 to $10,000 (£1,250 to £6,000 approximately).
If you can’t find, or afford, an original there are many reproduction or ‘retro’ T-shirts available. People have gone to great lengths to resurrect designs from the early classic shirts. The 1960s and 1970s were particularly fertile decades for peace art, psychedelia, and cartoon designs from masters such as Robert Crumb.
You can also recreate your own version too, by designing your own and using Adlogo to print them up, although if you’re looking to sell them you should not copy designs exactly as you could face prosecution over copywrite. However if it’s just for yourself then you shouldn’t encounter any problems
Alternatively, you may want to start collecting contemporary T-shirts, either to wear or to preserve for future profit. T-shirt printing today offers such a range of possibilities that you may have trouble focusing a collection. Do remember that a celebrity collectible is more valuable if autographed.
T-shirt text and images have encompassed the whole of popular culture for the last 50 years. Just as you can be sure that a T shirt exists somewhere for even the most obscure activity or philosophy, it’s almost guaranteed that someone somewhere is collecting T shirts on that theme.Read More
Printed T-shirts are becoming more and more popular in the UK as many more people are seeing the novelty in custom-made designs.
Printed, Custom made T-shirts are used for a variety of purposes including to promote businesses or to advertise. Custom T-shirts are perfect for hen-nights, stags or parties whole websites devoted to custom made T-shirts, mean a unique shirt, designed completely to fit your needs.
Most websites allow you to pick your own style, colour and type of T-shirt, as well as selecting any text or images that you want on it. There are a wide range of T-shirts available in a range of qualities for a range of different prices. So there is sure to be something for everyone!
The thing that really wins people over is the idea that the t shirt printing is completely unique and you can create whatever type of T-shirt you want, there are no restrictions! And unless you decide to create a whole batch, and begin to sell them on, no one else, anywhere in the world has your T-shirt.
There’s nothing more annoying than going into a shop and seeing a T-shirt that would be perfect for you but you’re not too keen on the colour, or would prefer a different type of font. Creating your own personal custom printed Tee eliminates this disappointment completely as it means you are the designer and you control exactly what you get.
Whether it’s a bit of fun, or something serious-like advertising your company- I can ensure that custom made printed T-shirts are guaranteed to do the job. The shirts are easy to make, cheap and are delivered right to your very own front door if you use an online printing retailer such as Adlogo! If you fancy a go, all you need to do is find a decent website, select your product and get designing!!Read More