Monday, November 12, 2012

Pros and Cons of Fashion

Fashion can be connected almost with every part of our life. As it comes to the matter of way we look it sometimes means the same as being accepted by society or just a specific group of people. We are not aware of wearing the same cloths as other people not only to look good for ourselves but more to gain others people love. Is it ok?
Fashion can be a really great way to become part of the particular group of people. When someone looks at our clothes and admire them we are getting more self-confident and - what's most important - we are being noticed and people want to be like us. Especially if the clothes are in elegant and stylish style.
A good impact of fashion on our mood is almost obvious. The joy we feel when looking good and wearing quality and fashionable clothes is huge. It can make us more self-confident and make us feel better in many stressful situations. We can name here wedding, interview or even engagement party. Some standards in appearance that we are part of can make us feel on good place.
So, we named so many advantages of fashion here. But are there any disadvantages? Like most of things in life nothing can be ideal the same is with fashion. The same reasons that make fashion something good in our life make it something that may lead to tearing society apart. When we want to impress people blindly in love with trends or just talk with them, we can have a bit problem here.
"Don't judge the book by its cover" we would want to add here. If the only way of evaluating people is to judge them by their look and trendy cloths the fashion is misunderstanding. But if it is just looking good and fashion is our hobby we should go for it!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Careers in Fashion Merchandising

Looking for careers in fashion merchandising can be hard as you often don't know the skills and personal knowledge that's required so we'll try and clear these up for you. Fashion merchandisers combine the skills of advertising, retail knowledge, marketing and the creativity of a fashion designer. If you want a career in fashion merchandising you must have good self confidence, good judgment and good resourcefulness. Having a good knowledge of the target fashion markets is also very important so experience and a genuine interest in the fashion market is a must. Being a good communicator and self motivation are also important points in looking for.
Searching for careers in fashion merchandising can be quite a hard job as this is a very competitive industry where only the top survive. To your advantage though this is a rapidly growing market which is looking for advertising, marketing, and sales managers. This is because of the global and domestic demand in the fashion markets are growing at a very fast rate.
Qualifying in fashion merchandising means you can go for a career in any of the following roles: Product Developer, Importing / Exporting Agent, Fashion Buyer, Fashion Merchandiser, Retailer, Fashion Event Planner, Store Manager or Fashion Advertising Agent. These can all very highly paid jobs and means you could be working with some of the top brands and names in the world. This can be a very exciting career full of many ups and downs.
If your first looking to study then look for careers in fashion merchandising you have many ways of getting your qualification. A popular way today is a distance learning program which is supported by many universities and colleges. You study and sit exams on line until you need to go and sit your main exams to pass. This can be great for people with job or family responsibilities.
For people just starting their career, many companies offer training programs while smaller firms offer a wide variety of entry-level positions. These positions include buyer's assistant, department manager assistant and marketing assistant. Responsibilities increase with hard work and an interest in the job. For those people who demonstrate the necessary talents, upward mobility is relatively easy.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Fashion Comebacks - Fashion May Repeat Itself But Not Every Trend Is Timeless

It's true that today in fashion anything goes. After over a century of modern clothing, we are reaching back through the decades to put together our trendiest looks. You can borrow from the 80's, go vintage, and revive the grunge movement in a single, stylish outfit. While there are some trends that become timeless, there are those that come and go on a 20-30 year cycle through the fashion continuum. We decided to examine a few of these trends and categorized them into Great Comebacks, Surprise Comebacks, and Please Don't Comeback.
Great Comebacks are those apparel items that you may have kept in the back of your closet waiting for the day that they can once again move to the front. In some cases, they may be in your mom's or even grandma's closet. Looking around, we are super excited to see the return of:
  • The bell bottom jean - The 70's are clearly back. From men with moustaches to bell bottom pants... well, at least the bell bottoms are a fun shape to wear.
  • The jumpsuit - The one-piece for grown women is sexy and stylish once again. It seems to have promise for some staying power having been revamped with shapes that range from tight full-body cat suits to loose-fitting rompers.
  • Colorful denim - In the early 90's my sisters and I had a collection of jeans of many colors. My favorite pair was red. Denim in any color and cool prints of all kinds are back with a vengeance.
Surprise Comebacks are those trends that make you laugh when you think back upon them and make you cringe when you are shocked to see them revisited. You might have a few Polaroids hidden away from decades past that picture you in a most embarrassing ensemble... but you may have to reconsider:
  • The Peplum skirt - Back in elementary school, I remember wearing my super fancy green dress with floral print ruffle Basque waistline. I loved it then, but am not so sure it's something to revisit.
  • Shoulder pad extremes - To see the front rows of fashion week crowded with shoulder pads suitable for a linebacker was somewhat unexpected. Blouses and blazers ala Milli Vanilli... who woulda thought?
  • The prairie dress - Another shocker. When did Laura Ingals Wilder become trendy again? A bit shapeless, a lot homely, and very Reality Bites.
Please Don't Comeback are dark spots in the otherwise bright and brilliant history of fashion. These trends are more than laughable and even sometimes appalling. Let's hope that we don't see the likes of these in the near future:
  • Pleated jeans - Why did this ever happen?
  • The thong display - The men may miss it, but aren't we ladies happy to see the shift in pantylines? Remember Halle Berry in that little number with the thong "peaking" above the skirt? Ooops!
  • The skort - It's bound to come back. As we've learned, history has a way of repeating itself, but the skort is an abomination. Let's leave that one to infants and toddlers for a while longer.
Tonight, I'm going out with my sisters for a drink at the hottest happy hour spot in the city. We are toasting to fashion history, so I think I'm going to wear my new red jeans circa early 90's.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Colored Contacts As A Fashion Statement

Colored contacts are an ever more frequent sight, and their usage ranges from a simple color change to bold and vibrant patterns. With so many hundreds of designs to choose from, it's not hard to identify just why these lenses are becoming so common, but I am going to write about just one of their many applications, their use as a fashion statement.
Many choose colored contacts with normal or rare eye colors in order to subtly change their look, but for some this just isn't enough. There are also those who wear contacts to imitate characters in films and anime, who may have supernaturally colored eyes, but this is just too unoriginal for those same people. It is easy to understand why. In these times it is becoming the norm to wear loud and provocative clothing. In order to stand out from such a crowd, you need a bit more than just unusual clothing. This is were crazy colored contacts step in.
There are a ridiculous amount of designs out there in so many colors that you'll be amazed. Plus, it's not just those with good eyesight who can enjoy this freedom of choice. There are plenty of prescription lenses available too. With these you can truly differentiate yourself and make a real statement, about who you are and your attitude towards life. They can have just the same effect as dying your hair, or wearing different types of clothing.
Of course it's not just the wild designs that can aid in making such a statement. It may be that you wish for yours to be a subtle and understated statement, or that you just want to state your love f or a film character, as I wrote above. It really doesn't matter. The important thing to realize is that colored contacts are an excellent means to this end.
The definition of a statement is 'A definite or clear expression of something', normally expressed through speech and writing, but in this case it clear to see why you can do the same with just colored contact lenses. You can choose a truly personal design and make it your own, by incorporating it within your look, thereby clearly expressing yourself to the world. You can then face the world securely in the knowledge that no one will question that you know exactly who you are and who you want to be.