Friday, June 5, 2009

Tie fashion tips

A respectable selection of ties is an investment no one likes to take lightly – and nor should you. Your ties are a central part of your wardrobe, and should be treated with a level of care befitting their importance. Caring for your tie does not by necessity have to be expensive or tedious; most often, simply knowing tips and tricks such as how to store a tie and how to remove wrinkles can greatly extend the life of your ties.

Putting On and Taking Off Your Ties

Whether you are tying or untying a tie, it is important to do the task with the utmost care. Ties, especially silk ties, have a fairly fragile shape. Pulling too hard on one end of the tie can result in stretched fabric, buckled stitches, and a misshapen appearance.

Wearing Your Ties

No matter how much you like a tie, it is important to give it time to “rest” between uses. Wearing a tie for too many days in a row can deepen the wrinkles and creases caused by normal wear, making it more difficult to remove them. Although the most conscientious tie-wearer allows his ties to rest after each and every use, two days in a row is the absolute maximum for repetitive tie wearing.

Storing Your Ties

Although many people store ties by hanging them over a tie rack, this is not the best way to store your ties. When hung for a long period of time or beneath the weight of several or more ties, creases can develop, detracting from the appearance and function of your ties. Instead, store your ties in loose rolls by rolling each tie around your hand; this method of storing will prevent wrinkles from forming. If a tie has wrinkles in it from being worn, you can hang it for a couple of days to help the wrinkles fall out, but don’t forget to roll it up and put it away afterward! Most importantly, never store your ties with the knots still in them.

Traveling with Your Ties

If the way a tie is stored is so critical for maintaining its appearance, how should you care for your ties while traveling? Rolling your tie is still the best way to store it, as a tie folded flat in a suitcase may emerge with unsightly creases. Pack each rolled tie inside a sock – but make sure it is clean, as you don’t want your ties to end up smelling like feet!

Getting Rid of Wrinkles

Wrinkles can ruin a tie’s appearance. Thankfully, if wrinkles do develop, you have several options for removing them. Hanging a tie in the bathroom while you shower or holding it above a boiling pot of water are two cheap and easy ways to steam wrinkles out of your tie. However, be careful not to allow your tie to get wet, as water can ruin the shape and appearance of a tie – particularly a silk tie.

Another way to steam a tie is to buy a hand steamer. Some tie manufacturers recommend that you steam out the wrinkles with a hand steamer every couple of months, in order to preserve a like-new appearance.

You can also iron your ties – but be sure to cover each one with a cotton cloth first, never letting the iron touch the tie directly. Ironing a tie or having it professionally pressed are two very controversial methods of removing wrinkles. Many tie connoisseurs complain that these methods flatten out the rolled edges in a tie. However, other tie-wearers – and some manufacturers – recommend these methods as the most sure-fire way to care for your ties. As the choice may be one of personal preference, you may want to consult the manufacturer’s care instructions and/or test the method (or the cleaner) out on a less favored tie.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Dry Skin

Most of us experience dry skin at some point in our life. Although some of us are born with a tendency to dryness, it's possible to experience a temporary bout due to a change in the weather, pregnancy, stress or ill-health. Simply sitting in an overheated environment can leave skin sapped of moisture. The best way to cope is with gentle, nourishing products that will leave skin feeling hydrated and comfortable again.

How you know if you have dry skin
The most telling signs of dry skin are a feeling of tightness 10 to 15 minutes after washing, having dull or rough, red, flaky or scaly skin, having fine lines, and there being no visible shine, even by the end of the day. The skin can look thin and papery and is also prone to broken veins.

What causes dry skin?
Dry skin is caused by a low level of sebum production. It is exacerbated by wind, extremes of temperature and air-conditioning. As we age, the condition often worsens because sebum production naturally slows down and the skin becomes thinner (which allows moisture to escape more easily). Look at your diet, too. A lack of essential fatty acids (EFAs) can cause skin to become papery and dry. If you have a hot bath and the skin on your body still feels dry after an application of body lotion, you might not have enough EFAs in your diet.

Balance skin from within
Eating a balanced diet and, if necessary, taking appropriate supplements, is a vital part of creating a healthy complexion. Bear in mind that it takes a good three weeks for newly formed cells to reach the skin's surface, so it takes time for lasting results to show. Vitamins A, C and E, selenium and zinc are essential antioxidants that help to enhance collagen repair and generally promote skin healing. Essential fatty acids (EFAs) can also have a positive effect on skin as they form a barrier that prevents moisture loss that helps combat dryness, fine lines and wrinkles.

What to avoid if you have dry skin
Dry skin needs ultra-gentle care. Treat it well and it won't give you cause for concern. Avoid:
Harsh cleansing Washcloths, hot water, dry saunas and skincare products containing soap can dry and irritate the skin.
Extreme weather The wind and sun can both lead to dryness and even chapping. Indoors, be wary of air-conditioning and overheating.
Granular exfoliants Irregularly shaped grains (made from peach stones or sand) are too rough and can cause broken blood vessels.
Astringent toners Alcohol tends to overstrip the skin.
Clay masks Clay and mud products soak up oil and leave skin drier.

The best skincare routine for dry skin
Although dry skin can become temporarily oilier in hot weather (just switch your moisturiser to a slightly lighter one), it will usually benefit from the following care:
Use a gentle lotion or cream cleanser that can be rinsed or tissued off. Foaming gel cleansers are too drying.
If you want to use a toner, choose an extremely gentle one (such as rosewater).
Look for a moisturising lotion or cream containing hyaluronic acid (which helps your regular moisturiser attract more moisture into your skin), jojoba oil or shea butter. Apply it to damp skin for better absorption, then gently rub it in for increased penetration.
If you have dry skin, only use scrubs made with smooth, synthetic grains to buff away dead skin cells. If you prefer chemical exfoliators, look for beta hydroxy acid (BHA) products, as they are gentler than alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) products. Exfoliate no more than twice a week.
Rich, nourishing night creams can work overnight to quench parched skin.
As an occasional treat, try a moisturising mask that doesn't set on the skin. Look for nourishing ingredients such as vitamin E or collagen.

Tie fashion tips 2

Protecting Your Tie from Spills and Stains

Nothing is more devastating than spilling on a favorite tie. However, stains and spills can be easy to remove if your tie has been treated with a special chemical that prevents liquids from soaking quickly into the fabric. Some ties come pre-treated; for those that don’t, fabric protection spray is available from many menswear retailers.

Cleaning Your Tie

No matter how carefully you maintain your ties, there will a come a time when they will need to be cleaned. Dry cleaners can be a touchy subject with tie-lovers, as many dislike having their ties pressed, but many menswear manufacturers recommend it as a method for caring for their ties. If you opt for dry cleaning, be sure to choose a cleaner who specializes in dry cleaning ties, particularly if you need to have a stain removed – you will be better pleased with the results if your tie is handled by someone who knows what he or she is doing.

Prolonging the Life of Your Tie

Caring for your tie could be compared to performing preventative maintenance on your car or your house: how you care for your tie now will directly affect the amount of life you get out of it. With just a little special attention, a tie’s like-new appearance and feel can be maintained for weeks, months, or even years. Protect your investment and prolong the enjoyment you get out of each tie!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Brown Accessories, Ties & Footwear

Brown has also made a firm return in the realm of men's neckwear – both as a base colour and as an accent. Ties that have a brown base colour pair extremely well with white, beige, ivory, blue, sage, green, orange, and rust coloured dress shirts – the latter half of that list being complimentary spring and autumn colours.

Donna Karan (DKNY) has been making excellent brown hued neckwear for men for a few years now, and is well ahead of the trend – as well as being a trusted name when it comes to quality neckwear. Paisley prints are exceedingly popular when it comes to brown shades, so be sure to pink a bold paisley as a centerpiece of your fall wardrobe.

With regards to footwear, brown is a primary recommendation when it comes to a first pair of shoes – while it may not particularly match a black suit depending on the finish, it will pair more attractively with navy, brown, taupe, and tan coloured suits than a black pair would. Brown footwear typically also looks more attractive with denim, and any other colour of khakis except for black. Once again – black matches black, brown matches nearly everything else!

With these things in mind, be sure to keep an eye out for wardrobe items in the key of brown – a natural and classic colour that is sure to bring richness and maturity to your image!

Men's Fashion & Style Trends – All About Brown

As the leaves fall from the trees and the temperature begins to dip, it always seems that it's time for brown's perennial return to the sphere of fashion and wardrobe. Brown is a very understated and classic colour that men often overlook due to a happily fading misconception of it being particularly “old-fashioned.”

Brown as Essential, Versatile

Brown is easily one of the most versatile colours that a gentleman can add to his wardrobe. Not only will it co-ordinate with many of the colours that are offered during the autumn and winter seasons, but it will work very well with almost any shade of blue – from baby blue right down into the depths of navy.

Brown is essential in outerwear and accessories in order to draw a distinction from others – black is the standard choice for an overwhelming majority of men and wearing a great deal of brown will immediately set one apart from the pack.

Brown Suits, A Relatively New Trend

The return of the brown suit to modern style has been pleasantly received by consumers and designers alike, however unexpected it may have been. Brown pinstriped suits have been offered from designers such as Andrew Fezza and Calvin Klein – and have literally been some of the best sellers of the season – for a few great reasons.

Brown offers a very mature and professional look without the severity of black – it also co-ordinates with a variety of softer tones such as ivory or stone. Look for brown suits in two button varieties with a vented back and flat-front pants – a very slim and approachable look for both young and old!

Sweaters Of All Kinds


Sweaters of all types and shapes are big this winter. Cardigans, vests, cable knits, and turtlenecks – they are all in vogue this winter. Very present on catewalks were cardigans, sleeveless sweater vests and chunky oversized sweaters inspired by hunting sports and British country life. Cardigans are slimmer and not ziped, but buttoned. Biggest pattern is classic argyle in new colors and simpler arrangement, mostly cut into vests. Hottest fabrics are cashmere and fine wool.

Casual Blazer


The key element in this fall/winter (and every other) season is blazer. Even young men will fashion blazers with delight this fall. Blazers are very versatile and great piece for mixing and matching with various looks. Success of blazers also lies in fact that “Men are a little less afraid of wearing a blazer because it’s less formal than a suit, and worn essentially as outerwear,” says Erica Archambault, Gap spokesperson. Very hot this season are tweed and velvet blazers. Colors for velvet blazers are dark and subtle, mostly black and brown. Tweed blazers colors like its material are classic, mostly grey and neutral.

Glamour


Men finally care what they wear and how they look. Men’s fashion goes mainstream – into the closets of regular guys. It doesn’t mean that all guys will be suddenly well dressed, but lot of them will try to be. As a result, glamour will take its place this winter. Lot of guys will want to look glamorous. Decorative and excessive new details in fabric mixture, colorful and unexpected accessories or color variation will be present on this winter’s fashion setting. We’ve seen at catewalks a lot of interesting mixes of chalk stripes and pin stripes, sound colours and matching ties, creative knits in exquisite coloring and patterns. This glamorous look is far from being showy and loud. This fall/winter trend is glamorous in a more sophisticated approach, with classic styles serving as the foundation.

Dressing up in fall/ winter


Men this fall/winter are (finally) dressing up. Elegance and sophistication in combination with nonchalance are key words this fall/winter in men’s fashion world. For years, men, particularily youngsters, have been striked with loud streetwear. Ultra low-cuts, screaming jeans and tracksuits are changed this season with blazers, neck-ties and tailoring. Even the younger men that aspire to be fashionable, as well as regular guys will adopt smart blazers, shirts and start favouring formalwear and tailoring instead of street-influenced casualwear. The polished look will mix more and more into everyday clothes this winter and following seasons as well.

Pakistan Fashion Industry

A country is represented by the outcomes its industries produces. A fashion industry also plays significant role in country's success because there lies the brillaint work of fashion designers, artists and also the revenue generated by exports of fashion accessories, products. Pakistani fashion industry is not in its initial stages now. The fashion industry of Pakistan has advanced to higher levels in terms of achievements and contributions for Fashion in Pakistan. Pakistani fashion industry is now making its expansion beyond borders. Fashion Industry of Pakistan is now rich in ideas, innovation and production. For the success of Pakistani fashion industry one cannot ignore the work of talented Pakistani fashion designers, artists and fashion labels especially those who are working under the banner of Fashion Pakistan.
With the progress of pakistani fashion industry, people like overseas investors who want to invest their money by opening fashion based boutiques, outlets or by setting industry for fashion based clothes manufacturing, are taking interest to know more about fashion industry of Pakistan. Fashion Pakistan is striving to let people know some perspective of Pakistani fashion industry, the people who are part of fashion industry of pakistan like fashion designers, artists, models, stylist, fashion based business investment opportunities like boutiques, outlets, fashion labels and other occupations that are playing major role for the success of Pakistani fashion industry

Friday, May 22, 2009

Beauty Tips for Hair -4

Round face:
Pulling your hair back will only emphasize roundness. If your hair is short, wear styles that are fuller at the crown. If your hair is long, wear it fuller at the neck to detract from roundness.

Square face:
A wispy sweep of bangs across the brow will soften your face. Always think softness. Curls or waves will detract away from the angles of your face.

Taking medication
Be sure to use a clarifying shampoo as medications are excreted through the hair, leaving a fine, thin film.

Massage your scalp
Use a rubber glove to massage your head while shampooing in the shower. It will stimulate your scalp and promote healthy hair growth.

Using mousses or gels
Use them sparingly. They cause buildup that will dull your hair and weigh it down.

No time to shampoo

Dab facial toner all over your scalp with a cotton ball and blow dry. This will get you through until the next washing.

Hair frizzies
Rub a dab of canola oil between the palms of your hands and apply sparingly over hair where you have frizzies.

Combat static
Spray a little anti-static spray on your hair brush. It works on hair the same way it works on clothes.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Beauty Tips for Hair -3

To make hair shineEat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables. Eaten raw they are especially beneficial. Include these in your diet and see your hair shine and your skin glow! Try The Living Well Plan, click here.

Terrible tangles
Detangle your hair before you wash it. Wet hair is very fragile so brush your hair thoroughly before getting into the shower.

Give your hair a break
Let it dry naturally once or twice a week. Turn your head upside down and use your hands to shape and lift the roots for volume.

Flyaway hair:
Mix 1/2 mashed avocado with 1 tablespoon mayonnaise and apply to just washed hair. Leave on 10 minutes then rinse thoroughly. You can use this once a week.

Greasy hair:
Add 1/4 cup lemon juice to 1/3 cup of your regular shampoo. Wash as usual. This will also add highlights!

Limp hair:
On freshly washed hair, massage in beer concentrating on the scalp only. Do not rinse out and your hair will have volume!

Haircuts
When going to the salon, have a specific cut in mind. Bring a picture and make sure the stylist understands what cut you are looking for.

Styling product buildup
Use an inexpensive shampoo once a week to strip off extra mouse, gels, or hairspray buildup.

Run out of conditioner
Use facial moisturizer just on the areas that need it if you are in a pinch.

Dull hair:
mix 1/3 cup vodka with 1/3 cup of your favorite shampoo. Shampoo as usual and get ready for the shiniest hair ever!

Overnight split-end mender:
Before bed, gather hair into a high ponytail at the crown. Using a small dry paintbrush, coat the ends of the tail with olive oil (about 1/3 the way up). Slip tail under a shower cap and shampoo out in the morning. Do 1 to 2 times a week.

Combat static:
Massage a teaspoon of mayo on clean damp hair. Leave on for 5 minutes and rinse out.

Perfect ponytail
Comb a lightweight gel through your hair from roots to ends. Secure with a cloth covered elastic band. Wrap a small section of hair around the band to cover and secure with bobby pins.

Get permed curls back
Scrunch those curls with a palm full of mousse, wrinkling your hair as you go and your curls will be back!

Make your hair shine
Use a brush made with boar bristles; they help pick up scalps natural oils and distribute them through your hair.

Brush it the right way
Tilt head downward to bring nourishing blood to the scalp. Begin at the roots and work in sections, dividing the brushed from the unbrushed. Twenty-five strokes will do it.

Churiddar Salwar Kameez

Churiddar Salwar Kameez fashion is also a part of Pakistani fashion. Desire gives birth to new things. Similarly churidar is a result of a desire. Desire changed or modified the traditional salwar into churidar Salwar to look sexy and slim trim. Churidar Salwar Kameez is not exactly like a traditional salwar kameez. It is not wide as the salwar in traditional salwar kameez. There is a lot of difference in between the curve and cuts of churidar and traditional salwar.

In churidar salwar kameez, the salwar or shalwar has more length if we compare with traditional salwar length, because wrinkles come on the ankle in churidar salwar. The top part has the belt like traditional salwar kameez and pleates also. In churidar Salwar , the upper portion of the salwar is not wide spread like traditional salwar, it is 4-5 inches loose than the hips measurements. There is a tunnel on the top portion for drawstring like the traditional salwar. In totality Churidar Salwar or Shalwar has a leg like shape with few inches margin for leg movements.

The upper portion “Kameez" is same as traditional kameez. Normally it is long upto knee with long or short sleeves as desired. There are long side slits and bottom curve may be round and straight as per desire. Churidar Salwar Kameez comes under the basic design category of Salwar Kameez.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Beauty Tips for Hair -2

Go ahead and highlight
If you have been contemplating adding a little 'gold' to your locks go ahead. Summer is the perfect time to do it. Keep the bleach and chemicals off of your scalp and have a professional do it. It is worth the money. Don't do the do-it yourself highlighter kits unless you really know what you are doing.

Enrich your dark hair color naturally
Brew one strong cup of espresso and let cool completely. Pour on dry hair and leave on for 20 minutes. Rinse.

Enhance your blond hair naturally
Brew some chamomile tea and let cool completely. Pour on dry hair and leave on for 20 minutes. Rinse. For red hair use lemon-balm tea.

Your brush giving you static
Keep your brush squeaky clean. Wash it with a drop of shampoo and warm water and no more fly-aways!

Getting yellow out of gray
Use a highlighting shampoo with a cool base color like blue or violet. These colors minimize that brassy, yellow look. Look for shampoos that contain vegetable dyes.

Hair and Salt water
Wash and rinse your hair as soon as possible after swimming. If salt water dries on your hair, it can cause mineral deposits to build up so wash your hair thoroughly.

Dry or oily hair
if you have dry hair and scalp, rinse in very warm water. Hot water stimulates oil production, so if your hair is oily, cool water is recommended.

Get waves without hot rollers
Get some velcro rollers (beauty supply houses sell them) and put them in your hair just after blowing dry. Leave them in until you are finished getting ready. A few minutes before you're about to leave, take out the rollers, brush through once and you will have hair that has volume and bounce.

Make your hair shine

Always rinse your hair with cool water to seal the cuticle and make your hair shine!

Oily scalp
Saturate a cotton ball with witch hazel and dab all over your entire scalp.

Homemade intensive conditioner
Mix 1/4 cup of olive oil with 1 egg and apply to hair. Use more olive oil if your hair is very long. Cover your head with aluminum foil, then with a towel that has been warmed in the dryer. Leave on for 30 minutes to an hour, then shampoo as usual.

Texturize limp locks
Braid slightly damp hair at the crown, make only a few braids depending upon the thickness of your hair. Let dry completely, take braids out, spritz on a lightweight hair spray and run fingers through.

Shine boosting hair mask: Mash an over-ripe banana; combine with 3 drops of almond oil. Massage into dry hair, leave on for 15 minutes, then shampoo out.

For bouncy hair
Saturate freshly washed hair with half & half, concentrating on the scalp. Leave on for 5 minutes, then rinse.

Dandruff
Use mouthwash that's labeled antiseptic. It kills the strain of yeast that's responsible for dandruff. Mix one part mouthwash with 9 parts water and pour over scalp; massage in and let set 5-10 minutes then rinse well.

Baby fine hair
Create a hair plumping rinse by separating three large eggs; discard the yolks then mix whites with enough water to make it pourable. Pour over hair.

Casual Look for Spring and Summer

There are so many reasons to love the transition from fall/winter to spring/summer. One thing I look forward to is swapping heavy jackets and wool sweaters for lighter clothing. There is nothing like feeling free from so many layers. I particularly enjoy wearing what I consider my uniform of the season--a polo, flip flops and jeans with a great belt topped off with cool sunglasses. Check out my five spring/summer must haves for the perfect casual look.

Polo Shirts
It was the French tennis player Rene Lacoste who made the polo shirt one of the most popular wardrobe basics out there. Until 1950 the Lacoste polo was available in only one color - white. Today, every designer has their inerpretation and it comes in many colors from solids to heathered to striped. They are available in a wide variety of fabrics as well. It's a must have for a casual spring or summer look.

Casual Belts

The perfect choice when trying to avoid the formal look of a dressy belt. Casual belts such as this GUESS Etched Brass Plaque Antique Belt look great when paired with sandals or fun sneakers.

Premium Denim jeans for men
We already know that denim is a staple in the American wardrobe, but currently it has become more so than ever. And I realize that with all of the styles and fits out there it can be a little confusing. Here I have highlighted eight of my favorite premium jeans for men. And if your a little more thrifty, check out my list of less expensive jeans for men. So now there's no excuse.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Important rules for mens fashion

very man has asked themselves about matching their socks with their trousers and other assorted questions at some point in their lives. Here I have listed six important men's fashion rules to live by which should at least clear up some confusion about a few things.

Always match your belt with your shoes. This is a good rule to follow and it keeps things simple. It's best to stay with traditional colors such a black, dark brown or a rich tan. Other colors will be difficult to match, and generally speaking, should be avoided. If you wear sneakers every day that probably means you are wearing jeans in which case I suggest trying a belt made of fabric or something equally as casual, but please avoid dress belts with jeans and sneakers. If you wear suspenders, I am compelled to ask you why, but I digress. Just don't wear a belt and suspenders together, it's one or the other.

Matching Ties and Shirts. For while the solid-colored shirt with a tie of the same (or slightly-off) color was seen everywhere. This is now a somewhat dated look. Try mixing things up a little and experiment with colors. Ties are great way to express yourself, but keeping it tasteful is your best bet. You can't go wrong with diagonal stripes, modern polka-dots, plaids and subtle patterns. Just make sure your tie compliments your shirt, suit, sweater or what ever you will be wearing it with. Novelty ties are best avoided since the novelty is short lived.

Note: Ties should be tied in whatever style most strikes your fancy. You should know that there are many different ways to knot your tie, and different knots say different things. I prefer the Windsor or the four-in-hand, but I do suggest that you explore a little just for kicks. As for clip on ties--just say no.

Pleats vs. Flat-Front. Why so many men have avoided flat-front trousers has always been a mystery to me. Flat-front trousers look better than pleated pants most of the time. Pleats make you look less slim. I have heard guys wear pleats because it’s more comfortable or because flat-fronts are more for athletic bodies. Truth is most men can wear a flat-front trouser. If you want more room then buy them a little big and have them brought in at the waist. This can be done at the store where you buy your clothes or by an independent tailor. And lastly, flat-font trousers are much more fashionable.

Socks. The more official rule on socks is that they should match the color of your pants, though preferably not the exact same shade unless, of course, you are wearing black in which case it's okay. However, I personally like to wear socks with patterns, such as stripes in various colors. But I do try to match my socks with my pants and shoes. To quote Glenn O'Brien from GQ magazine, ". . .you will ultimately realize that beyond the valley of rules rises the mountain of aesthetics, the peak of which (if there is one) is always shrouded in beautiful clouds of various hues, many of them resembling certain of my more unusually hued socks."

Note: Although it should be obvious, white socks should be reserved for the gym.

Watches are the single most important accessory a man can own. I really suggest investing in one good watch that suits your lifestyle and taste. However, if you are someone who likes to own more than one watch, wear the appropriate timepiece for your outfit: black band with black shoes and belt; brown band with brown shoes and belt; and silver band for either.

Eyeglasses are one of the few ways you can really express yourself. I have worn glasses for many years and I love having a few pair in different styles. They don't have to just serve a function, but can enhance your overall look. Do your best to find a pair of glasses that not only compliments the shape of your face, but also expresses your personality. Ask people who wear glasses for a place where you can get good advice about what shape and style looks best for your face shape and features.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Beauty Tips for Hair -1

Fading hair color
To lock in color, try using a shampoo that has a slightly acidic Ph. All shampoos designed to clarify, volumize or control dandruff contain harsh, color-dimming ingredients.
Shape up your hair
Summertime is here, so get a quick trim or whole new cut. Summer weather can dry out your hair so make sure to condition the ends well after every shampoo. Use olive oil on the ends with a plastic bag covering the ends; tie with a rubber band. Leave on overnight, then shampoo in the morning.
Wear your hair up
Invest in a couple of hair clips or other holders that will keep your hair off of your face during the hot weather months. Keep one in your purse in case you need an instant hair-makeover.
Lifeless hair
If using a body building gel , don't use it on wet hair as it will make your hair go limp. Water will dilute the active ingredients in most of the gels. Instead, towel dry hair, removing the excess moisture, then massage gel into hair and style as usual.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Lemon and beauty

Lemon for health and beauty


Lemon packs quite a punch in its small form. Be it a health problem or be it a beauty ailment, a lemon acts as a boon for all these.

Most of us have used a lemon at one time or the other, and know that it is a rich source of Vitamin C. Added to a glass of cold water; it can be most refreshing during summer months. Taken regularly, it is a preventive against cold and helps to strengthen the immune system. We also add it to salads, snacks and food, because its tanginess adds to their flavor.

But, there are a number of ways a common lemon can be used for both health and beauty.


For health purposes

Lemon increases the body’s resistance to disease. Its glucose and mineral contents help replace body loss of fluids through sweat, especially during the summer months. Taking lemon regularly helps relieve headaches, soothe digestive problems and even brings relief to people suffering from anxiety. It stimulates blood circulation, reduces arterial pressure, activates bile and intestinal secretions. In other words, it can promote a general feeling of well being.

It is important to remember that lemon is best taken when diluted with water. You can start your day with the juice of a lemon in a glass of warm water. This combination helps keep the system flushed and removes toxins and wastes. This will also reflect on the skin, keeping it clear and glowing. Weight watchers will also find this beneficial.
From cosmetic viewpoint

As a cosmetic ingredient, lemon can be used in various ways. The only thing to remember is not to use it undiluted, as it can be harsh on the skin. On areas where the skin is thicker, lemon can be used by itself. For example, for dark elbows, rub lemon halves and then wash off with water. Over a period of time, it will cleanse the skin and lighten its color.

Lemon can also be used as a hand lotion. Mix it with rose water and rub it on your hands. For rough hands, rub granulated sugar together with the juice of a lemon over your hands, till the sugar dissolves. Then rinse off with water. It will help improve the skin texture when applied regularly.

Oily skin can really benefit from a lemon treatment.
Dilute the juice of half a lemon in a glass of water and use this to wash your face. If it seems harsh for your skin, add more water. Gently blot the face with tissue or a clean towel, instead of wiping it. Lemon not only helps restore the normal acid-alkaline balance, but also reduces surface oil. This treatment can be beneficial during summer, when the skin tends to be more oily.

In fact, during summer, you can freeze lemon water in an ice cube tray. Wrap the ice in a clean tissue or cloth and rub it gently on oily skin. It not only reduces oil, but it is extremely refreshing too. Some people have sensitive skins and if your skin burns or itches with the application of lemon-water, you should not use it.

Lemon can also be used as a hair rinse. You can add lemon juice to a mug of water and use it as a last rinse, after your shampoo. You can even add it to “tea water”. Boil used tea leaves in enough water and cool the liquid. Add the juice of one lemon and use it as a last rinse. This helps to add shine to the hair.

Lemon as a natural cleanser

Due to its many beneficial properties, lemon has been used as an ingredient to formulate creams and lotions for skin care. It has been used, along with aloe vera to formulate cleansing gels, which helps getting rid of dirt and pollutants, without disturbing the normal acid-alkaline balance. A lemon-turmeric cream has been used as a pre-bath cream and also a soap substitute, for people with dry, dehydrated and sensitive skins. Lemon is a powerful natural cleanser.

When nature has provided us with ideal cosmetic ingredients, why should we use chemicals and synthetic substances? In fact, the human body responds well to natural substances, while it has an in-built resistance to synthetic ones.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Oily skin

The best skincare routine for oily skin
Follow a simple and gentle routine:
Maintain the skin's natural balance with a gel cleanser that uses synthetic detergents to create a lather that breaks down surface oils, or a foaming cleanser that combines lathering detergents and conditioners.
If you like the temporary tightening of a toner, use a low-alcohol formula.
Although a teenager with oily skin may be better off without a moisturiser, most people need one by their mid-20s, whatever their skin type. Look for water-soluble, lightweight lotions - many have a mattifying effect as an added bonus.
Exfoliate once a week with a grainy scrub, or every day with gentle alpha or beta hydroxy acid (AHA or BHA) products (unless you've had breakouts - then avoid exfoliants until the skin has healed).
For larger pores, spend 10 minutes steaming your face and then follow with toner.
Use a pore-minimising mud or clay mask once a week to remove surface sebum.
Pore strips help remove superficial clogging and are especially good if you have large pores on your nose. Use products only as often as the manufacturer suggests as more frequent application may irritate your skin.
A simple test will show you if your skin type is oily: wash your face, wait an hour, then press a tissue to your forehead, nose, chin and cheeks. If an oily residue appears in all these areas, you have oily skin. Another giveaway: if you see large, visible pores on any area of your face, it's oily. Oily skin will also seem to soak up make-up. However, oily skin is not necessarily prone to spots or acne.


What causes oily skin?Your oily complexion may not be permanent. The hormonal changes that occur during puberty or pregnancy can result in temporarily oilier skin. As you get older, sebum production often decreases and you may find your skin starts to become dry. Climate can also be a factor - humidity makes the skin oilier, so the summer months or a holiday in the sun can exacerbate the problem. Prolonged stress and anger can also trigger oily skin. Both emotions cause an adrenaline rush that leads to a surge in androgen, the group of hormones that sends the oil glands into overdrive.

Balance skin from within
Eating a balanced diet and, if necessary, taking appropriate supplements, is a vital part of creating a healthy complexion. Bear in mind that it takes a good three weeks for newly formed cells to reach the skin's surface, so it takes time for lasting results to show. Vitamins A, C and E, selenium and zinc are essential antioxidants that help to enhance collagen repair and generally promote skin healing. Essential fatty acids (EFAs) can also have a positive effect on skin as they form a barrier that prevents moisture loss that helps combat dryness, fine lines and wrinkles.

What to avoid if you have oily skin?
Contrary to what you might think, oily skin benefits from a light touch rather than aggressive treatment. Avoid:
Harsh scrubs These will stimulate the skin to produce even more oil.
Overwashing Twice a day is plenty. More frequent washing can leave you with dry skin.
Creamy cleansers Lightweight, wash-off formulations are more appropriate.
Astringent toners Any skincare product with alcohol can dry the surface of the skin, trapping impurities beneath the surface.
Heavy make-up Cream-based foundations and blushers are unsuitable for oily skin. Look for oil-free formulas instead.

The best skincare routine for oily skin
Follow a simple and gentle routine:
Maintain the skin's natural balance with a gel cleanser that uses synthetic detergents to create a lather that breaks down surface oils, or a foaming cleanser that combines lathering detergents and conditioners.
If you like the temporary tightening of a toner, use a low-alcohol formula.
Although a teenager with oily skin may be better off without a moisturiser, most people need one by their mid-20s, whatever their skin type. Look for water-soluble, lightweight lotions - many have a mattifying effect as an added bonus.
Exfoliate once a week with a grainy scrub, or every day with gentle alpha or beta hydroxy acid (AHA or BHA) products (unless you've had breakouts - then avoid exfoliants until the skin has healed).
For larger pores, spend 10 minutes steaming your face and then follow with toner.
Use a pore-minimising mud or clay mask once a week to remove surface sebum.
Pore strips help remove superficial clogging and are especially good if you have large pores on your nose. Use products only as often as the manufacturer suggests as more frequent application may irritate your skin.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Do's Of Wearing Shorts

Do wear a nice flat front khaki short. Don't like khaki? Then opt for a nice olive, stone or navy color. You will look put together and stay cool and comfy. Any length from mid-thigh down to mid-knee is acceptable. A flat-front short looks great with a short sleeve button-down as well as a tee.

Do wear a cool pair of board shorts if you are in a hot climate or are in a beach community. But remember, if it is appropriate to the area you're in you'll look great, but if you are nowhere near water you are going to look like a poser, no matter how handsome you are.

Do wear a linen short if you are going to an upscale party and it’s just too hot for pants. Pair them with a nice leather sandal and a short sleeved linen shirt and you will make heads turn.

Do invest in a trendy short. If you are a fashion forward guy, then you might like G-star from Holland that makes a line of great fitted shorts or Nice Collective from San Francisco that makes some really fun cargo shorts and capris. They might be too trendy and/or expensive for some, but it’s worth it if you want something very current. Banana Republic also makes some trendy shorts which are less expensive.

Do use a self tanner if you have scary white legs (this is especially applicable to me, unfortunately). A self-tanner can really help show off your legs. If you aren’t thrilled about this idea, at least use a self-tanner until you have a little natural color from being outside.

Dont's Of Wearing Shorts

Don't wear pleated shorts unless you are golfing. If you do decide to wear shorts with pleats you might as well put on some black socks and white shoes as well. Just add a walker and you've got the old man vibe down with this fashion choice.

Don't wear gym/athletic shorts during a dinner out, a day out around town, and especially don’t wear them on a date. No matter how great your jump shot is or how fantastic your toned legs look, it's just best to save gym shorts for the gym, otherwise you're screaming "I've given up." Note: wearing them around the house and to and from the gym is okay.

Don't wear cut-offs or jean shorts. Jean shorts or "jorts" as they are warmly referred to and cut-offs, their ugly step-sister, just don’t make fashion sense. And putting on a belt, tucking in your shirt and/or clipping your cell phone to your waist won't help the situation. Stick with a nice pair of light weight denim jeans, a nice summer shirt and leather flip flops if you have the urge to wear denim in warm weather. You'll end up looking handsome and put together, not a fashion victim.

Don't forget "the ratio” of the cargo short pocket. There is a specific size of cargo pocket to age of wearer ratio to be aware of--the older the wearer, the smaller the pocket needs to be. The larger size pockets should peak in the teenage/college age set, then grow smaller until they disappear all together by the age of 50, generally speaking. It’s sad but true.

Tips for men about wearing colos

A man who knows how to wear color well can really turn some heads. According to Kim Johnson Gross, co-founder of Chic Simple Ltd, men shouldn't be afraid of color but should embrace it. They should experiment even if it's just with shirt colors. Kim and I discussed this topic and we came up with several tips men need to know about wearing color.
Especially wear color in summer
Summer is such a festive time of year. Light and bright colors are de rigeur. So I advise you to choose a color that is your signature color for the season and one that enhances your natural skin and hair tone.
Stay away from beige colored shirts
Beige is a bad color for shirts or any article that is around the face. It is rarely a good color for someone. I don't know why designers continue to push this color on us. Just don't secumb to the pressure.
French blue is always a good choice
French blue, which is a rich medium blue, is a flattering color for most skin tones. It makes a great dress shirt, which is mainly where you will find this sumptuous hue.
Stay away from bright, solid-colored socks
Colorful socks are okay if they have a design like stripes or argyle. But bright, solid-colored socks are simply not a good idea. Donny Osmond is suddenly coming to mind.
Keep color around the face
Again, it is important to keep flattering colors that enhance skin and eye color around the face. You don't want to look like you just got out of the hospital, do you?
Stay away from loud patterns
They are distracting and ultimately not a good thing. If it was ever in, it was the eighties, but we've thankfully moved on.
Take a look around you
If you are baffled about how to incorporate more color into your wardrobe, take a look around you. Look at ads and store displays. For example, Ralph Lauren really uses a lot of color in his collections. He styles his clothes well—gives classics a twist by using color. Also, Brooks Brothers has more recently had great options with color. If you are traveling abroad, see how the locals use color. Italians are probably the best at wearing color--you would be hard pressed to see people there wearing dark, drab colors.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Summer Fashion Collection

Summer Fashion Collection hand knitted and crocheted women's tops, blouses, jackets, outfits

The women's spring-summer collection consists of pieces designed exclusively by Designer Galina Dacheva. Each design has been developed over a long period of time and is the result of her hard work and dedication, her feel for beauty and harmony.

The spring-summer collection shows an unexpected style - bold and sexy designs, created from traditional hand-knitting and crochet techniques. The entire collection presents a message to young women to express themselves and not to be afraid to show their individuality. The patterns and materials have been chosen among hundreds of alternatives, to give each design its unique outlook.

Hand knit spring - summer fashion has never looked so good. The colors you will see go beyond the frontiers - beginning with elegant black and white, passing through silver and gold and finishing with all the colors of the rainbow, turning individualism into a cult. And, of course, comfort and ease haven't been overlooked, they are present in every Babini kuki garment. It could be an elegant outfit; a stunning, sexy top; a classic, stylish jacket; a beautiful blouse; a fashionable skirt; with accessories or without - it's a matter of personal preference.

Pakistan Traditional Kameez salwar




One of the Pakistan shalwar kameez trend is traditional Shalwar kameez.Traditional Kameez is normally long up to knee with wide circumference (Gher) and with full sleeves. It is almost fully covered from the back as back neck line depth like 2-3" and medium low at the front like 6-7" inches as front neck line depth. It is wide or broad at neck like 6-7" inches to put the head into the Kameez.

Dupatta (or Store or Scarf or Shawl) is third piece of this Salwar Kameez set. Hey usually wear around head or neck... For Muslim women, the dupatta is a less stringent alternative to Chador or Burqa

For Hindu women (especially those from northern India , where the salwar kameez is most popular), the dupatta is useful when the head must be covered, as in a temple or the presence of elders. For other women, the dupatta is simply a stylish accessory that can be worn over one shoulder or draped around the chest and over both shoulders.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Fashion designers of Pakistan

The success behind fashion in Pakistan is not due to investment in pakistani fashion industry by government and overseas investors but by the skillful work of Pakistani fashion designers who are putting their efforts to let fashion in Pakistan towards glory and fame.
The task of fashion designer is to design dress, fashion based accessories keeping in mind of cuture, style, vogue and fashion based aspects. So a fashion designer should be creative, artistic, innovative & pakistani fashion designers posses all these abilities to prove their work of art. People of fashion world admire Pakistani fashion designers due to stylishness, grace and elegance present in their fashion designs. Pakistani fashion designers have opened fashion outlets, boutiques and using their own names as fashion labels for promoting fashion in Pakistan and fulfilling demands of fashion fans of pakistan. These fashion designers are engaged in activities too which are other than their foremost role of fashion designing which includes organizing fashion shows & events. You can find elements of standard education, artistic approaches, finishing power, technological usage among these top fashion designers working under banner of Fashion Pakistan. Majority of the top online boutiques, outlets and fashion labels which you can find on accords of Fashion Pakistan are established by these brilliant, genious and innovative fashion designers. It is vital to have organised details of pakistani fashion designers at one place containing profiles, portfolios, fashion designs description, milestones etc and that place is Fashion Pakistan.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Shalwar Kameez tips

How you can make your shalwar Kameez better.
  1. The kameez should be a little longer in height. It makes you look taller. If your height is around 5 feet 3 inches then your kameez height should be around 47- 48 inches.
  2. If you have broad shoulders then avoid wearing puffed sleeves.
  3. If you have fat arms and therefore cannot wear sleeveless then go in for sleeves of about 5 inches length. This will hide the flab on your arms and your hands will look thinner.
  4. Shalwar Kameez can be worn in many styles. Styles keep changing with Trends. Recently big bottoms were in fashion and now short Kurtas Are back in vogue.
  5. Chudidar looks good on long kameezs or Kurtas. Avoid wearing them on short Kurtas. Chinese collar (closed neck) makes you look tall, but avoid it if you have broad shoulders.
  6. Wear a Shalwar Kameez around your naval area, as it will pull in your stomach.
  7. If you have the tie strings on your side, it reduces the look of the paunch.
  8. Tucks might be out of fashion but they give a very good cut to the Kameez.
  9. Avoid Organza or any stiff cloth if you want to look slimmer.
  10. Dark colours like maroon, red, blue or brown look very good on dark women.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Patiala Salwar Kameez


One of pakistani fashion include Patiala shalwar Kameez which is quite stylish and attractive.Patiala Salwar Kameez or Patiala Shalwar Kameez is having some special historical background. There is a story behind this name. Patiala is a place in Punjab at North India. In ancient times, Maharaja (King) of Paliala was very famous. His dress was a pleated and baggy type salwar with long loose kameez with full sleeves. He used to wear this dress as a king and for comfort also.

In the new modern era, the women community copied his dress and named Patiala. In Patiala shalwar Kameez , kameez is same as other traditional designs. The kameez of Patiala shalwar Kameez is long upto knee and comfortable to wear due to proper fitting. There is no hard and fast rule for sleeves, neck designs, front and back neckline depth and curves and cuts.

Normally the salwar of Patiala shalwar Kameez is having a number of pleates of different styles. The fall of pleates goes back and looks like baggy with pleates. Patiala shalwar is very comfortable to wear. From top, it has belt like any other traditional salwar and a long tunnel for drawstring. The upper portion like traditional shalwar is wide spread or has a big room for hips and legs movements.In a nutshell, the Patiala shalwar Kameez is comfortable to wear like traditional salwar kameez.



Monday, April 20, 2009

Face wash

Fashion is incompelete without beauty.selection of face wash is difficulte to choice. Face wash is defined as soap or cleansing solution that is made specifically for washing and cleaning your face. Your face has many different properties that makes is very different from other parts of your body, such as the amount of pores, and it needs a more specific cleansing due to the various things that we put it through (especially women with makeup). Also, every day your face gets exposed to many things that can result in breakouts of acne and other types of skin irritations so making sure that it's washed and taken care of every single day is very important. The following face wash products are a few types that I have used over the last few years and each one has proved to work great for one reason or another. If you're looking for a great type of face wash, then one of the products listed below should do the trick. Be sure to read through each one as they each have their own pros and cons that I talk about in detail.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Bracelet fashion-trends and style

Bracelets are equally valuable for both men and women. But the selection of bracelets if different for both mostly female wear bracelets of gold, silver and demand in different colors but men mostly wear leather bracelets. Diamond bracelets have variety and style including charms, tennis bracelets and other dazzling choices.
Most of people select tennis bracelets and now become tradition. Bracelets are used to gift on occasion like birthday or to give your partner on anniversary or marriage. Even men should think about how good they'd look in a fashionable and up-to-date diamond or gemstone wristband. All these bracelets have been designed with both the newest trends and classic tastes in mind. All our most alluring metal and gemstone combinations are worth their price. Diamonds stun. Never underestimate the appeal of elegant gift to those closest to you.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Jewelry

















Jewelry becomes a great part of fashion. The choice of jewelry depends on someone personality or which suits to her. For example most of smart ladies wear small or light jewelry and fat wear heavy. Selection of jewelry also depend on age mostly young wear all type of jewelry like rings, necklace, ear rings etc but old age simply wear rings. Most of time jewelry is used on parties or different occasion in normal routine only few of thing used.
Now there is trend build up that artificial jewelry is used in stead of gold or silver. There is a lot of variety and design in artificial jewelry which gives more beauty and attractiveness. Now here question arises who wear what? What type of jewelry? Selection of jewelry is most important thing because that makes the decision what suits to you and in which color. You can match jewelry according to your dress and also contrast with it. People who are thin will wear light and simple jewelry which make more attractiveness to them and for fat they will wear heavy jewelry.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Salwar Kameez fashion

Salwar kameez is one of the most comfortable all weather outfits we have. Salwar Kameez helps keep cool on those hot sweltering days as it doesn't cling to the body.
There's no denying the fact that the salwar kameez is very graceful and lends the wearer an aura of feminine charm.

You can have variety of
Shalwar KAmeez available in countless designs, materials, sizes and to suit all pockets, the salwar kameez is certainly an exciting outfit. You'll have one that's just right for you. You can never go wrong with it since salwar kameez suits all occasions. Add to this the fact that salwar kameez easily available.

The salwar kameez is one outfit which will bring out the best in you no matter what your vital statistics. A loose kameez is the perfect camouflage for those extra layers and vertical prints produce a slimming effect. A small bust can be enhanced by embroidery at the neck or other embellishments such as wooden buttons, beads or bright yokes. So wear salwar kameez as a casual out fit or for any occasion. The
salwar kameeez dress will always make you look good.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Shalwar kamiz




Shalwar kamiz dresses. Every person has its own personality. Only education and status doesn’t show your personality there are other aspect which make your personality good looking and attractive. Every person has its own choice what he or she wear but the basic thing is that what suits to you. When we talk about dress shalwar kamiz first comes into minds. Shalwar kamiz has its own grace which your personality good looking. There are many design and style on shalwar kamiz. The selection of design and style depends for which occasion you are selecting. in summer people mostly like to wear shalwar kamiz after wear it you feel relax as compare to other dress.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Cotton suits and fashion

Cotton and other natural fiber suits are certainly being seen more and more in spring/summer collections. I find that there is something romantic about them, perhaps a nod to another era. High-end designers like Giorgio Armani, Paul Smith and Etro added cotton suits to their collections. This could be a trend we will see for years to come. I hope so since it is a look I love.
What’s more, cotton suits are such a great alternative to summer weight wools. They are easily incorporated into a wardrobe as they can be worn with a tee (but please, not in a Miami Vice sort of way) as well as a shirt and tie. A pair of fabulous dress shoes or fashion sneakers, what ever your style, will finish off this cool summer wardrobe essential. Also keep in mind that the cotton suits offered now are more sophisticated making them better suited for the office or an evening out as opposed to the the country club look found in years past. But let me remind you, if you are still building a basic, functional wardrobe, stick with classic suit fabrics such as worsted wools.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Asian Fashion

Here question arises whats asian fashion and what it includes.

Asian fashions had an extensive impacted on British culture following postwar immigration and the 1960s counter-cultural mystification of the East, with the prejudicial British stereotypes initially associated with traditional Asian dress gradually shifting to Western mainstream appropriations of ethnic style and fashion.

Subject to subcontinental regional variations, Asian fashions are based around traditional gendered garments including women’s casual shalwar (cotton pyjama trousers) and kameez (tunic top) with dupatta or chunni (chiffon head scarf) outfit. More intricately embroidered, classically or extra-vagantly designed versions of these suits are reserved for special social and religious occasions, as are the lengha, (a long heavy flaring skirt coupled with kameez-style tunic top) and sari. Bengali and Gujarati women don durable cotton saris as daily wear, with regionally diverse styles ranging from the hand-woven Bengali jamdani to silk South Indian saris.

Traditional male garments centre around the men’s shalwar-kameez or kurta (tunic top of slightly shorter length than the kameez) and pyjama, commonly worn by older Asian men or informally in the home. The pronounced religious influences of modest traditional dress are visible in the turbans and white caps worn by Sikh and Muslim men respectively (the different styles of turbans are indicative of regional and caste-based differences), and also Muslim women’s hijab.

Asian fashions fluctuate between preserving traditions, Western appropriations as ‘authentic' cultural markers and accommodating Western trends to produce a modified or hybridized look. Western appropriations which began with sandals, beads and kurta tops in the 1960s now include accessories and body adornment such as mehndi-decorated hands, other henna tattoos, facial markings, bindis, nose rings, bangles and weightier Indian gold accessories, once traditionally worn by married women only.

As Asian affluence grows, Bombay and Delhistyle fashion boutiques are becoming popular among the Westernized Asian middle classes, selling ready-made designer suits alongside more traditional fabric outlets. Economic stratification locates the continued practice of homemade fashion, based on classic and the latest imported subcontinental fashion designs, among ex-rural migrants in particular.

While traditional fashions are maintained among older Asians with social and religious aspects intact, Asian youth styles reflect the crosscultural influences of recontextualized Asian fashions, although as Naseem Khan suggests, the conspicuous lack of an outstanding British Asian designer perhaps indicates the future of Asian fashions in Britain.


Tips

Rule.No.1 : Accentuate your positives!

When searching for clothes, look for sari blouses or tops that enhance your facial features and chest area (but not in a trashy way). Choose flattering colours for your skin tone and accessories (jewellery and hair accessories) that direct a viewer's attention away from those features that you are self-conscious about.

Rule.No.2 : Conceal the negatives!

Avoid clothes that draw attention to what you feel are your negative features. For instance, avoid clothing that is too tight -- that will overemphasis your features such as tight jeans or lycra tops, light coloured pants / skirts, especially if you favour dark tops. A general rule to follow is the rule that your tops should not be darker than your bottoms. Especially if you are well endowed in the hip area.
Another good rule is, at the very least, you should match colours of tops and bottoms. If not, draw attention to the upper waist area by wearing dark coloured (not necessarily black) pants / skirts and vibrant coloured tops, with or without prints.

Rule No. 3 : Come out of hiding!

Get rid of those clothes that make you feel the most frumpy! Eliminate restricting sari blouses, and baggy pants and T-shirts from your wardrobe! These things tend to draw attention to your physical shape and only serve to make you feel more self-conscious. A more open collared top, maybe a V-neck or a crew neck. Tops that reveal a little shoulder, can make you feel 10 times better.
It opens up the area around your face, so that even without makeup, you can feel sexy. If you must have something concealing your neck, try a scarf. Scarves have a tendency to draw attention away from those negative spots and allow others to focus on your beautiful smile. In fact, the shorter the scarf (just slightly bigger than a handkerchief), the foxier you will look and feel. Try sheer / print scarves...very soft and feminine.

Rule No. 4 : If it makes you feel frumpy...don't wear it!

If you feel self-conscious, you can't feel comfortable and much less, sexy. First of all -- find a style you are comfortable with. If you wear Shalwar Kameez (which one admits are very comfortable), forget fabrics with writing, etc., on them. Find fabrics with solid colours or with complimentary patterns on them. The kameez should be long enough to cover those 'trouble spots'. When choosing a style, they should not be constricting or too clingy. There should still be room to breathe, although not too baggy.

Rule No. 5 : Take your time and take a friend

When shopping, take the time to try on clothes before you leave the store. Take a friend along who can be objective in helping you find clothes to compliment your shape. If 'sexy' or 'foxy' is what you're looking for, why not bring your spouse along? Put on a little fashion show in the changing booth area for your significant other. Who said shopping should not be fun for your other half.

An understanding and loving partner will be supportive and may aid you in finding outfits (party clothes, lingerie) that you feel comfortable in and that you both find sexy. Once again...be honest with yourself. If it makes you feel frumpy, don't buy it! Don't waste your valuable fashion money, and valuable closet space on clothes that you wear once and then never again. Take your time.

Keep in mind, no matter what your size, clothing should be functional, yet comfortable. Your clothes should compliment you. Don't be afraid to experiment a little...a print here, a little bright colour there...Pastels look good on just about anyone. They give your shape a softer look, regardless of your size. You don't have to look frumpy anymore! Wear clothes that make you feel comfortable, but accentuate your positives and conceal your negatives.

Wedding dresses

Every Dress represent its culture. In Pakistan most of people wear shalawar Kameeez. But if talk about wedding dresses the its change according to her own interest and choice. Wedding dresses may be sari, lahanga, Shalwar kamiz etc.
Some of wedding dresses collection is there which are beautiful and attractive.






Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Pakistan Shalwar kameez




Most of ladies in Pakistan wear Shalwar Kameez.In which they make their fashion through different style and design.Shalwar qameez is the national dress of Pakistan. It has a great margin of
incorporating styles into it. Slight western style is seen in blended in today's
fashion of Pakistani shalwar qameez. Our portfolio for shalwar qameez
includes variety of designs and styles in various colors. Find shalwar qameez
for ladies and gents for different occasions. Shalwar qameez can be worn
on different occasions. Both casual wear and casual wear of shalwar qameez
is available in our portfolio in different materials. The materials used for
these shalwar qameez are silk, cotton, khaddar, jeans, banarsi silk.
Shalwar qameez is available in different styles which include guddi
shalwar, lain shalwar, patiala shalwar, trouser kameez, pajama
qameez, cut sleeve shirt, short shirt, in various colors , prints and
styles.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Khussa shoe fashion

Shoe selection is also a part of fashion. There are many types of shoe style and color according persons own choice. Besides other type of shoe Khussa is one of beautiful shoe. There are many types and style of khussa. Khussa is wear by both man and female. The selection of khussa depends on occasion and dress with which you want to wear it. Female khussa have more variety as to compare to men in color and style.
Khussa is wearing on wedding, parties and it is also wear in normally routine. Ladies mostly likes colored and Beaded and embroidered khussa, which suites to them and their clothes. Khussa fashion is also present in India and other countries.

Friday, March 27, 2009

In the daylight

Its summer. Temperature is 42°C. Best wear is clothes made out of Lawn. Sweet thing. Romantic dressing of the 60’s is coming in as a breath of fresh air. Garara, Pishwaz, Angarkha, Chooli are being worn as everyday wear. Cotton Garara looks and feels great. For Office, its either a nicely tailored Shalwar Kamiz or an attractive Sari. Fashion in the 90’s comfort. Short sleeves are preferred, dresses are no longer worn loose , Dupatta is no longer an element of veil but a delicate symbol of femininity. Jeans and fashion trousers are making there way in.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

In the evening

Mix and Match!! Create your own style!! Western, Indian, Oriental, Folk etc. contemporary fashion amasses every facet. Designer industry is booming and there are quite a few very respectable names in this still juvenile industry. Best and most attractive thing is the Coti (a Jacket) embroidered with Dabka in geometric motives and colors that will swing your heart. Chiffon, Silk, Lace, Velvet, hand loom fabrics glitters the evenings. Pencil heals enhances the delicacy.

Formal evenings include Lehnga, embossed Organza Shirt with Chooridar pajamas, Sleeveless Choli and Lenga, and a deep neck line. Designer industry conducts fashion shows, with top models like Eruj, Ayesha, Sonia, Bibi, Iffat Rahim cat walking through the long Isle. Big boost.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Ladies dresses

In Pakistan most of ladies wears shalwar kamiz.but there is still trend of sariz and pent shirt.which are mostly weras in parties.
The best collection of dress for ladies in lahore pakistan is in orgia center. This market is totally about ladies dress , where you found all taypes of dresses.
mostly ladies when visited Lahore they go to origa market to purchase and want see what trend of dress is going on.
In pakistan most of upper class ladies wear pent shirts. If we see defence mostly young genration wear pent shirts.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Tips for fashion

How to be a fashionable
  1. Using colour to balance your body is a great idea. Wear light colours where you re small and dark colours where larger. For example, if you have large hips, wear dark skirts or pants and a light coloured blouse. Wearing set-in sleeves with shoulder pads will help you to balance wide hips. The shoulder pads will add to your shoulders therefore balancing with your hips.
  2. Don't choose clothes that are too tight. Clothes that fit well will make you appear slimmer while tight clothes will only add pounds.
  3. Wear tops or dresses that have a scoop neckline with half or long sleeves to hide heavy arms and draw attention to the face and neck.
  4. Clothes in solid colours with simple lines will make you appear taller.
  5. Always break in new shoes before wearing them out for a special occasion.
  6. Wear straight silhouettes in a solid colour to hide a thick waist.
  7. The skinner the stripe, the thinner you appear.
  8. Don't wear black on a hot day or at a wedding.
  9. A straight cut skirt and full leg pants will hide large thighs.
  10. To appear shorter, jackets or tops should fall below the hips.
  11. To lengthen your legs wear slim, straight leg pants.
  12. To appear taller and thinner, try a pinstripe suit.
  13. Long sleeves should hit just at the wrist bone.
  14. When you are wearing a white shirt, wear a bra close to your skin colour.
  15. To hide wide hips, try an a-line style dress.
  16. Give a new updated look to an old blouse or jacket by sewing on new buttons.
  17. Pleats add pounds. If you want to look larger through the hips, wear pleats. If you don't, avoid pleats! · If clothes don't fit, have them altered. If they don't fit, they'll remain in the closet.
  18. One of the biggest trends for spring is denim. You can find it in skirts, shorts, jeans, jackets, and shirts and even kurtas.
  19. These are the basics measurements you need to find your correct bra size. With a measuring tape, measure around the torso at the underarm level and under the breasts. If the number is odd, add one to it. For example, if your measurement is 35, your bra size will be 36. Next, measure around your bust at its fullest part. Subtract the bra size from this number.
  20. Pin a safety pin to the inside of your slacks in case of an emergency. If a button comes off or the zipper breaks you will be prepared.
  21. Are your zippers sticking? Rub them with a lead pencil and they will slide smoothly.
    When you buy an everyday item, try to think of at least three things you already own that you can wear with that item.
  22. Choose your accessories wisely. Accessories can completely change the look of an outfit.
    Women with larger hips should choose jeans that are generously cut through the hips with a flared leg.
  23. When losing weight, don't wait to choose wardrobe pieces. Choose pieces that will camouflage problem areas.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Whats Fashion

Fashion refers to the styles and customs prevalent at a given time. In its most common usage, "fashion" exemplifies the appearances of clothing, but the term encompasses more. Many fashions are popular in many cultures at any given time. Important is the idea that the course of design and fashion will change more rapidly than the culture as a whole.Fashion is all about changing trends and what suits to you. If you want to become a fashionable try to focus what suits you best related to color, style and on which occasion you are wearing. Before selection try to question yourself like what you want to wear, which type and color you wear and which suits to you. Most of people wear same dress in different occasion which are bad and looking odd. Like if you are going to some friend birthday party you wear casual dress (jeans, t-shirts) don’t try to wear dress pent shirt. Selection of dress is not enough after selecting dress now you have focus what color suits to you on specific occasion. Dressing is not all about fashion; it also includes what type of jewelry, foot wear you wear, hair style and make up etc