Monday, 24 October 2011
If there's any garment that universally fits the female silhouette - big or small - is the maxi dress... Whether you're short, tall, skinny or fat, you can always look fab in a maxi. The key pointer here being the ability to rock it so it specifically suits your body type. Ever heard the phrase; "it's not what you do, it's how you do it"? Well same applies to this scenario here... Women need to understand the fact that anyone can look attractive and fashionably-informed in maxi dresses simultaneously, therefore your height and weight does not matter at all. The only contributing factor that might affect your overall look though, is how you wear it and the varieties you choose from.
Saturday, 22 October 2011
So let's do a little recap on Joburg's high-fashion look this past winter... The Military look had an outrageous following and somewhat quick understanding by the general public and was soon a basic form and structure of dress. Elongated overgarments, tapered bottoms and high-top shoes were staple-like, to say the least...
Wednesday, 5 October 2011
Jodhpurs in their modern form are tight-fitting trousers that reach to the ankle, where they end in a snug cuff, and are worn primarily for horse riding. The term is also used incorrectly as slang for a type of short riding boot, also called a paddock boot or a jodhpur boot, because they are worn with jodhpurs. Originally, jodhpurs were snug-fitting only from just below the knee to the ankle and were flared at the hip; modern stretch fabrics have allowed jodhpurs to remove the flare and yet remain supportive and flexible.
Jodhpurs are sometimes worn as fashion clothing, not only for riding. In popular culture, jodhpur-style breeches worn with tall boots became particularly associated with military staff officers who wore uniforms based on riding apparel, often derived from the cavalry tradition from which many nations historically drew their corps of top commanders. The style thus came to be associated with authority figures in general and was copied by certain Hollywood movie directors. Flared-hip breeches formed part of the military uniform of staff officers in Nazi Germany and many Soviet Bloc countries, including the former USSR and East Germany, although the motor-car had by then long replaced the officer's horse. They also were adopted as the uniform for some forces of motorcycle police. Early 20th century African big game hunters are also associated with the look, due in part to early traditions of riding on horseback in search of quarry.
With said, everyone should take this home; no other description lives up to Giorgio Armani's "The difference between fashion and style, is quality" quote... Beg to differ?
Tuesday, 4 October 2011
"We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can't just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it's going to get on by itself. You've got to keep on watering it. You've got to really look after it and nurture it. "
Hippie fashions and values had a major effect on culture, influencing popular music, television, film, literature, and the arts. Since the movement in the 1960s, hippie culture have been assimilated by mainstream society. The religious and cultural diversity espoused by the hippies has gained acceptance, and Eastern philosophy and spiritual concepts have reached a larger audience. The hippie legacy can be observed in contemporary culture in myriad forms—from health food, to music festivals, to contemporary sexual mores, and even to the cyberspace revolution.