A Woman and Her Designer Shoes

Let’s face it. Women generally go gaga over shoes: stilettos, pumps, wedges, open-toed, slip-ons, and any kind of footwear. If a brand is in, chances are high that women either have it or want it. Jimmy Choo, Manolo Blahnik, Prada, Calvin Klein, Coach, Casadei, and Christian LaCroix are some of the designer shoes that can bring a glazed and uncomprehending look to the eyes of an otherwise sensible woman.

If you’re a woman, you would know that the one thing that would perfect your look and complete your whole ensemble is the right pair of shoes. Put on the wrong pair – one that doesn’t go with what you’re wearing – and you’ve ruined your look no matter how nice the dress fits you or how perfectly made-up you are. Wrong shoes, wrong look. It’s as simple as that.

Which designer shoes should you go for?

Designer shoes didn’t get popular because of their name alone. In fact, shoes don’t get tagged as “designer shoes” until their designer or manufacturer (this term sounds so utilitarian and would certainly raise a few eyebrows) become famous. A shoe designer gets famous through a combination of factors. Of course, quality of craftsmanship and captivating designs are major factors, but having the right connections, the right endorsers, and an ingenious marketing and branding program helps too.

Womens designer shoes are more than just footwear; they are prestigious footwear. Thus, when choosing your designer shoes, you might want to check which ones are more popular with the celebrities since they are known for endorsing only “prestigious” gear. This way, you can be sure that the shoes you buy are accepted and recognized as a designer brand.

Should you really go designer or generic?

Designer shoes, aside from being stylish and fashionable, are always made out of the best material so you can be sure they will last awhile. The designers of such shoes have a reputation to maintain so they need to provide only shoes that will stand the test of time as well as have exceptional designs. Therefore, shelling out a few hundred bucks extra to buy a pair of womens designer shoes can prove to be a wise investment in the long run.

By buying designer shoes, you could even save yourself a few hundred in the end since you may not need to replace your shoes several times over. While there are un-branded (generic) shoes that look fabulous and cost about a quarter of a designer pair’s price, they could be good for only a few parties. A few more strenuous rounds on the dance floor might render them unusable.

Designer shoes also give you status. They tell the world that the wearer has exceptional taste and the money to buy good things. You can thus be the envy of everyone at the party because of your expensive and tasteful shoes. Valuing other people’s opinion may well be superficial, but you can’t deny that public opinion does matter a lot to most people. The thought of being perceived as trendy and stylish can also give a woman the much-needed confidence she deserves as well.

Designer shoes are a woman’s best friend, next to diamonds. You could be wearing something fabulous but if the shoes don’t fit, you could ruin your whole look. On the other hand, if you’re wearing something less fabulous but paired with the perfect designer shoes, chances are you could still pull off the look.

What is hot right now?

An exciting new fashion trend is custom womens designer shoes [http://www.morganmillershoes.com]. Morgan Miller, known as the Queen of Sole, has come up with an entirely new concept which has women shopping for shoes like kids at a candy store. At her boutique shoe store located in Miami Beach, Florida, you pick a base (from cork wedge to stiletto), select the strap (from solid leathers to exotics like python and ostrich), and choose the accessories (Swarovski crystals to Harry Winston jewels). Champagne is served while you wait for onsite couture cobblers to craft your design. Thirty minutes later your custom creation is served on a Tiffany silver platter.

Many celebrities have already designed their own shoes, including pop artist Brooke Hogan, actress Gabrielle Union, The 40-Year-Old Virgin’s Stormy Daniels, Stacey Keibler of Dancing with the Stars, Victoria’s Secret beauty Marissa Miller, and American’s Next Top Model winner CariDee English.

Trimmings and Fashion Accessories That Can Make You the Next Face of Fashion

Fashion is defined as: “a general term for the style and custom prevalent at a given time”.

This definition might explain itself why Taylor Momsen is becoming not only the face, but also the body, the arrogance, the trend, the style and the fashion that every high fashion icon wants to embrace with open arms.

The Gossip Girl actress, recently named to be the face of the Material Girl fashion line created by Lourdes Leon and her famous and fashionable mother Madona, both rock star and a fashion icon, was just announced today as the new face of the Galliano’s new fragrance!

This Monday, Taylor turned 17 years old… but she is already a real fashion business woman. Controlling her own fashion appearance and firing her stylist responsible to be able to wear rebellious rock and chic fabrics and haberdashery trimmings.

To quote Taylor speaking on MTV “the firing my stylist has allowed me to be more free. I was getting molded into this thing that wasn’t who I was”.

Taylor has definitely banished the chiffons and embellished ribbons and buttons that made her the clean teenager image on Gossip Girl.

She replaces those with sexy feminine outfits that embrace her body as if she was already a woman. She is traipsing around town in her underwear but anyway, apparently this behavior is making her rare in fashion industry.

Her new debut in the New Look Fashion line campaign and her debut career with the model agency IMG at the start of this year are proof of her fashionable successful career. But at Neo Trimmings, we are wondering if she really has her own fashion signature style…

At the end of the day, I think that as the other little girls in the world, this one is just trying to hard to be a woman.

A Woman and Her Designer Shoes

Let’s face it. Women generally go gaga over shoes: stilettos, pumps, wedges, open-toed, slip-ons, and any kind of footwear. If a brand is in, chances are high that women either have it or want it. Jimmy Choo, Manolo Blahnik, Prada, Calvin Klein, Coach, Casadei, and Christian LaCroix are some of the designer shoes that can bring a glazed and uncomprehending look to the eyes of an otherwise sensible woman.

If you’re a woman, you would know that the one thing that would perfect your look and complete your whole ensemble is the right pair of shoes. Put on the wrong pair – one that doesn’t go with what you’re wearing – and you’ve ruined your look no matter how nice the dress fits you or how perfectly made-up you are. Wrong shoes, wrong look. It’s as simple as that.

Which designer shoes should you go for?

Designer shoes didn’t get popular because of their name alone. In fact, shoes don’t get tagged as “designer shoes” until their designer or manufacturer (this term sounds so utilitarian and would certainly raise a few eyebrows) become famous. A shoe designer gets famous through a combination of factors. Of course, quality of craftsmanship and captivating designs are major factors, but having the right connections, the right endorsers, and an ingenious marketing and branding program helps too.

Womens designer shoes are more than just footwear; they are prestigious footwear. Thus, when choosing your designer shoes, you might want to check which ones are more popular with the celebrities since they are known for endorsing only “prestigious” gear. This way, you can be sure that the shoes you buy are accepted and recognized as a designer brand.

Should you really go designer or generic?

Designer shoes, aside from being stylish and fashionable, are always made out of the best material so you can be sure they will last awhile. The designers of such shoes have a reputation to maintain so they need to provide only shoes that will stand the test of time as well as have exceptional designs. Therefore, shelling out a few hundred bucks extra to buy a pair of womens designer shoes can prove to be a wise investment in the long run.

By buying designer shoes, you could even save yourself a few hundred in the end since you may not need to replace your shoes several times over. While there are un-branded (generic) shoes that look fabulous and cost about a quarter of a designer pair’s price, they could be good for only a few parties. A few more strenuous rounds on the dance floor might render them unusable.

Designer shoes also give you status. They tell the world that the wearer has exceptional taste and the money to buy good things. You can thus be the envy of everyone at the party because of your expensive and tasteful shoes. Valuing other people’s opinion may well be superficial, but you can’t deny that public opinion does matter a lot to most people. The thought of being perceived as trendy and stylish can also give a woman the much-needed confidence she deserves as well.

Designer shoes are a woman’s best friend, next to diamonds. You could be wearing something fabulous but if the shoes don’t fit, you could ruin your whole look. On the other hand, if you’re wearing something less fabulous but paired with the perfect designer shoes, chances are you could still pull off the look.

Full Figured Woman’s Fashion Independence Part 2

Fashion is only as good as it looks on you. If you wear a style that doesn’t look good on you, you do not look stylish. If you’re like most women, your wardrobe is probably a mixture of styles, because you haven’t yet identified your particular “Fashion Personality.” Determining your fashion personality is as important as wearing the right colors for your seasonal palette.
The benefit of finding one fashion personality is that your wardrobe will coordinate with much more ease, and allow you to get the most out of your fashion investments.
To represent the differences among types, we will identify Dramatic, Natural, Romantic, Creative, and Classic. These types are not absolutes, and it is possible to borrow from another personality if you are careful not to try to totally adopt a personality that is not yours. You will see how each type inspires the selection of clothes, makeup, hairstyle and accessories.

Dramatic

The Dramatic look is one of boldness. A dramatic woman is usually assertive and outspoken. The dramatic look is worn well usually by women with dark or noticeable coloring, such as olive skin, or black skin; broad shoulders rather than sloping shoulders. The dramatic woman wears extremes in fashion-either straight lines and hard finish fabrics, or billowy clothes, but seldom goes for the extremely feminine look. If you are dramatic, you may wear the most exotic colors, your prints will be bold, wild, vivid or ethnic. You favor striking proportions, long jackets and short skirts; oversized shirt with leggings. And you avoid the predictable. Theatrical or conspicuous fabrics and textures work well on you.

Natural

The Natural woman is the casual, friendly and outgoing type who finds ‘dressing up’ a challenge. With energetic strides and an informal, friendly manner, and relaxed style. If you are natural you look good in all kinds of sportswear, from casual to chic. You wear sturdy boyish styles and still look like a woman. Your fashion mistakes will include frilly blouses, silk dresses and exaggerated designs.
Often the natural has wide set eyes and a squar-ish jaw. Tailored suits work well on you. Nubby, natural and hand-woven fabrics are good on you. Solids in textured fabrics such are also good. But the natural woman should avoid shiny fabrics. She look vivacious and stylish in the things she wears. Her hair needs a casual cut, nothing fussy, something that can be work pulled up or back with a clip, and she does well in the wind-blown natural look.

Romantic

Romantic women should always seek femininity in both style and fabric. She is a true Scarlett O’Hara type; quietly confident, feminine and sensual. She has a curvier figure and looks best in clothes that have curved lines. Her fabrics should be soft with sheen, and her prints should be feminine. The romantic should choose necklines, accessories, and accents to draw the eye to her face. She looks beautiful in evening wear. She is good in chiffon, silk, lace, shiny satin velvet, and many sophisticated fabrics, simple or ornate. The romantic woman has a look of luxury about her, and her hair is best in loose curves or curls, though not a wind-blown look.

Classic

If you have even, regular facial features, medium coloring, you are the classic type. You value quality more than quantity, style more than fashion. You don’t want your clothes to scream ‘look at me’, but you want them understated. A classic woman is tailored, conservative and always well groomed. Typically she has good posture, a sense of formality and poise; she is viewed by others as elegant. She avoids extremes in fashion, fabrics and prints. She avoids trendy fashions, and anything too frilly or silky, but achieves her distinction through fabrics, soft straight lines and well tailored clothes. The classic stays up to date in a conservative way, her hem lines go up or down just a little and she switches to the latest look only after it is established. Her hair style is controlled and kept neat. The casual wind-blown look is incompatible with her image.
(Although everyone can wear casual clothes, this look does not suit everyone. A dramatic will look boring while a romantic will look too serious.)

Creative

The creative woman is a true nonconformist about how she lives her life as well as what she wears. She has a need to individualize her clothes with unusual touches that make them uniquely her own. She, more than other types, refuses the packaged look, opting for a more artistic look. She mixes her separates and accessories in unpredictable ways. Her instinct is to shock or amuse. In her accessories from eyeglasses to shoes, she wants to do what isn’t being done by anyone else. Pile on bangles and beads but steer away from grandma’s pearls!
Severe controlled hair styles contradict her creative style. A wild carefree style is for her. Just remember, control your creative inclinations for work!

The Plus Size Woman and Fashion Accessories

Buckling the in-one-day-out-the next mentality of the clothing industry, belts are always a must have. They just never go out of style. Look for designers that create unusual designs that stand out. It’s OK to bring attention to your middle. Big belt buckles can really bring any look together. Check out the Lyn Gaylord collection. With over 250 designs, you will be sure to find the perfect buckle.

When choosing a belt and buckle, think of your personal style. Choose a belt that works with your wardrobe. By selecting a suede, patten or leather belt with multiple buckles, you will have one belt for nearly all pieces in your closet. Thus saving space as well!

Give your look an extra something by slightly tucking in your top behind your belt buckle. Top that off with a great short jacket and you’ll really have people talking. Don’t be afraid to draw attention to your mid section. I think that most of us plus size girls try to hide whats in the middle.

Bright jeweled chandelier earrings are playful by day and fabulous by night. Match them with a contrasting jeweled necklace and chunky bracelet. The contrast will bring the attention to your face instead of your waist!

One of my favorite fashion accessories is a mens watch. Check out TKO watches. They have a new line called the Candy Collection that is fun and funky. Another favorite of mine is the Milano line in blue/fuchsia. Be one of the first to own this fun watch.

Nursing Clothes – How To Maintain Function And Fashion

The controversy surrounding breastfeeding in public is something every new mother faces. Anyone interested in this issue has heard of the woman forced to leave the airplane because she was breastfeeding on board. Or they’ve heard of women asked to leave a shopping mall or other public setting because they were breastfeeding. Whatever side of the controversy you choose, there is no disputing the health benefits of breastfeeding. The debate is more about where you choose to feed your baby and how discreet you choose to be.

I myself am a huge advocate of breastfeeding. The benefits for both mother and baby are undeniable. And I know this act of bonding between mother and baby is a beautiful thing. Yet I find it slightly unnecessary when a woman lets it all hang out when there are so many options in affordable, comfortable and fashionable nursing clothes available. There are many options available for mothers with various lifestyles and fashion sense.

The earthy, natural mama can wear an organic cotton shirt with hidden slits or a flowing tunic. The working woman can wear a button up blouse underneath her suit jacket. The athletic mother can wear a cotton tank with detachable straps and built in sports bra. The trendy mama can wear a wrap shirt or dress in a clingy, sexy material.

If you don’t want to wear nursing tops after baby comes but still want some coverage there are other options available to you. A BellySock is one option that is like a tube top, which you wear below your bust line. This will layer underneath any style of shirt you choose to wear – nursing top or not – and still keep your stomach covered when breastfeeding. There also are fashionable options available in nursing covers and ponchos, which you can wear over various styles of shirts.

Ideally, when choosing nursing clothing you want functional fashion. Select fabrics that breathe well and allow good air circulation. Also, it is smart to choose material that does not wrinkle easily as you will be pulling on it frequently throughout the day. Tops that are darker or patterned are more forgiving for any unplanned leakage.