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Archive for January, 2013

Modern Age Excels with the Elegance of Ethical Fashion

Monday, January 21st, 2013

Modern Age Excels with the Elegance of Ethical FashionThese days, we have heard a lot about ethical dressing. This concept of fashion has actually become one of the new trends of fashion in the glamour world. Although, the ethical wear has made its mark in the fashion industry, however a lot many people do not have a clear idea of what it is all about. To help you get informed on this, I have got some important things to state here.

What is ethical fashion?

The ethical sense of dressing covers a lot many aspects. This type of clothing is made with organic components and is sealed with ethical standards and stamps like fair-trade organic cotton. The designers while making these kinds of clothes use chemical free components and eco-friendly products that do not cause any side-effects. Most of the time, plants are used to produce organic clothing. Even re-cycled material is used to produce ethical wear. Recycled material is commonly used by the companies to prepare the products.  A lot of products are made with recycled nylon and polyster some textile companies even use recyclables that take the form of materials in their factories.

The most important cause of this kind of clothing is to promote less wastage and bring out positivity in the clothing industry. In majority cases, ethical wear companies are partnered with charitable institutions to support a noble cause. This kind of fashion is used as a weapon to remove poverty and at the same time also fulfills the fashion desire of people.

If you fancy buying some good ethical stuff, then you need to look out for the label Organics Consumer Association.

Here are a few examples of the eco-friendly notable contributors.

Radley is a noted British handbag maker that makes handbags from recycled materials. The company does not openly advertise too much about their products. If you look at the bag, you can easily make out that the material used in the bag is made from recycled materials.

Rapanui: This brand provides clothing made in factories powered by solar and wind power. In such clothing, the carbon footprint is lower in comparison to other factories. The makers of this brand also keep the sense of fashion in their minds while designing the ethical costumes, so as to match the current trends and styles.

Excentree: This is also a well known fashion brand that promotes eco fashion collections and advertises their sustainable clothing. They have got some great private collections and promote a good deal of organic clothing for men and women too. Every sale made from this company, gives you the opportunity to plant a tree in the agro-reforestation schemes that Excentree supports.

People who enjoy a unique sense of dressing, ethical wear can be an excellent option for them. However, there are a few things to consider while buying these goods.

  • Environmental impacts: Ethical goods are free from chemical components that are considered to be harmful when re-cycled or re-used. Being made from natural products, the goods are 100% safe and do not tamper the environment.
  • Proper trade process: These kinds of goods need to undergo a fair trade process. From its growing stage till the products are handicrafted, the process needs to follow a fair play.

For those, who have not yet tried the ethical sense of dressing yet, give a try and you could actually stand out in the crowd with the unique sense of fashion. Plus, you could be also doing a noble deed by helping the needy ones.

By- Angelica Campbell

How to Dress on a First Date: A few rules to put Forth your Best

Friday, January 18th, 2013

How to Dress on a First Date A few rules to put Forth your BestThere is nothing that can match the thrills and excitement of the first date. Your mind will be stocked in with so many things and the most important of all is the old adage- this is the only chance to make the first impression. Especially women cannot fail to miss out on even the slightest details. What to wear on your first date is a chief concern for women everywhere! So, that they get a second one too!

If you really want him to look into your eyes rather than wandering his eyes elsewhere and minimizing the distractions then here are some fantastic tips to share.

It is important to wear something that makes you feel comfortable. You must feel comfortable physically and emotionally. Choosing to wear something simple and classic is the best option. But, must add a sparkle of feminity and glamour to it!

Do not wear sky heels, if you are wearing it for the first time or unless you are perfect in it.

Do not take too heavy make-up but you certainly must look polished.

A rule of thumb is bringing out your natural beauty! Natural beauty should take the center stage. A clean and sophisticated look is guaranteed to impress that special person.

Too much of skin show is not advisable as it would be a bit early to. You can keep such outfits probably for the third date. Reveal just as much required to get him interested. Do not ruin the mystery!

Do not try something too fitting that you can’t even breathe and at the same time do not wear baggy stuff.

Flatter your best features. Wear colours and shades that complement your complexion and bring out the best of you.

Must stay away from the logo T-shirts!

If you have got any tattoos or piercings, then do not cover it up. Your date needs to know, who you are!

Finish up your outfit: Accessorize minimally. Do not overdo, you can just like put on the basic things so that you do not look incomplete. Especially girls should not be wearing dozens of chunk jewellery. You can try something like a bracelet, a simple finger ring, ear studs and a neck chain. The other necessities to stuff in your bag could be a lip gloss, winter jacket if it is cold and your wallet.

Apply a body spray or a light fragranced perfume or a cologne to smell divine but do not put too much of it.

Be clean: Pay attention to hygiene. Looking clean will automatically boost your confidence to heights and make you look more enticing.  A proper shower is a must. Style your hair with gel, serum, hair clay or anything. You can even trying styling up by straightening it or may be curling it. Find out what suits you the best and go for the same.

Last but not the least, feel amazing about yourself. If you will feel good then automatically your date will get the strong vibe and will respond to your show of confidence.

By- Angelica Campbell

Wish to start the year 2013 looking refined and elegant: Know the Ways How

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

Wish to start the year 2013 looking refined and elegant Know the Ways HowLooking young and being beautiful is the daily mantra for every woman living on earth. Hardly ever can you meet someone, who does not wish to stay nice and beautiful. Well, I have got something really interesting to share with you, that can help you get a fabulous look at the start of the year 2013. These are a few ways that can help you to stay young and you need not even empty your wallets.

Use Bright Colours

Bright coloured clothes, not only enhances your look but also boosts in tons of confidence. On days, when I feel very low and depressed, wearing bright coloured clothes have done wonders for my mood. Therefore, the colour that you choose to wear is very important to make you look stand out amongst the rest. They also work well to compliment your complexion and make your skin glow. Neutral colours like lime green, sand, ivory and camel can work with everything. And, for a sharper look you can use colours like cobalt, red, aqua, auburn, turquoise, electric blue, emerald green, grape and so many more. Irrespective of your complexion tone, bright colours always will always enhance the colour of your skin and make you feel great.

Layer your Stuff

Layering your outfits can make you look more stylish and appealing. All that you will need to pay attention is to the length and the weight of your outfit. If you are interested in layering the outfit, then you must always aim to wear the thinnest and lengthy piece of outfit underneath and subsequently wear thicker and shorter clothes above. Start off with something like a tank top or a V-neck T-shirt and then you can layer the same with a short fleece jacket or cardigan to expose the different lengths. To create a fashion statement, you can wear a short and stylish winter jacket. Skinny jeans, capris and leggings can be worn underneath to balance the look.

Accessorize your outfit

Accessorize your outfit plays a very important role in stunning your look, even in your simplest outfits. These days, a lot of chunk jewellery is available at cheap prices and wearing such stuff does a bit of extra work on your outfit.  Other options are scarves and carrying a tote bag!

Wear Monochromatic Colour Tones

A crisp white dress with black capris is an excellent combination, however is not a good option to look slim. Rather, staying in the same colour scheme will give a sleek vertical line to your figure. Just like a royal blue sweater when teamed with a dark washed jeans or a brown colour top with a gray colour Capri pants can stun your look.

Smooth Lingerie and good Shapewear

Having good smooth lingerie and shapewear in your closet is a must for all ladies. It is very important for a lady to wear good shapewear as it improves the look of your clothes, giving a firm and smooth look that a good sense of confidence.

Get a Slimming Effect with Belts

Wearing a belt is a fantastic idea to give your body exact definition and highlighting your curves. For women, it is generally advisable to opt for skinny belts rather than the thicker ones. Skinny belts mange the length of torso, whereas thicker belts cannot manage the space between the bust and hips. One must ensure to wear belts at their slimmest area of their waist rather than on the hips.

The above mentioned ideas are a perfect way to enjoy a new look at the start of this brand New year. Go on and live life by bringing out the best in you.

By- Angelica Campbell

Stay Beautiful and Live Longer with One Pomegranate a Day

Friday, January 11th, 2013

Stay Beautiful and Live Longer with One Pomegranate a DayThe first time when I saw the fruit pomegranate, it looked pretty strange to me unless I cut open one to see how it would be? And, inside the fruit looks remarkably beautiful with deep red seeds embedded and with a taste that left me an absolutely enamored state. The fruit is just not looks good or tastes good, but also is one of the most highly nutritious foods to consume.

To begin with, pomegranates are a high source of anti-oxidants. In fact, they are one of the most powerful anti-oxidant among all fruits. Anti-oxidants help in eliminating the radicals that can damage the body’s cells and genetic material that promote diseases. Thus, pomegranates are highly recommended to be taken for protecting the body against ill health. The juice is also considered to be more effective than grape juice and red wine too. Also, the pomegranate extract can be applied on the skin in the form of oil. Various anti-oxidants in pomegranate oil like phytonutrients and flavonoids help to counter the effects of radicals and environment hazards. It is one of the most essential products that a lady can actually add to their beauty regime to get fresh, beautiful and glowing skin.

Pomegranates are not only concentrated with a high source of ant-oxidants but also has a high source of nutrients. The fruit constitutes a range of nutrients that help to boost the level of oxygen in the heart required for proper cardiovascular functions. Furthermore, the presence of vitamin C boosts the working of the immune system and defends the body against various diseases. Pomegranates also contain vitamin B5 and B9 that is rarely found in other fruits. The B vitamins help the body to convert food into energy, especially vitamin B5 that is also known as pantothenic acid helps in the regulation of the nervous system. The phytonutrients in pomegranate help to inhibit hormones associated with depression. Also, a good amount of vitamin K is present that is required for blood clotting and also for healthy bones and strong teeth.

The fruit contains over 45% of an adult’s recommended daily allowance of dietary fiber. Seeds of pomegranates are a rich source of fiber, therefore it is highly recommended to have the fruit. The pomegranate seeds also constitute in giving a smooth and clean digestive process plus a healthier body weight.

A few interesting facts to know about this incredible fruit:

  • The name pomegranate has been derived from the French word “pomme garnete” or the Latin word “pomum granatum” that means seeded apple.
  • This fruit is a native to the country of Armenia and is cultivated in Mediterranean countries like Afghanistan, India, Japan, Russia, China and United States.
  • The root of pomegranate should not be eaten for it contains poison.
  • It is believed that chemicals in pomegranates help in fighting cancer.
  • The fruit also decreases blood pressure, hence it should not be eaten 2 weeks before surgery.
  • Pomegranate seeds are rich in oil and can be used as moisturizing lotion.
  • While picking a pomegranate, you must see to it that the fruit is firm and heavy and full of seeds. The skin of the fruit should be from medium red to deep red. In case, the outer surface is scratched, it will not matter or affect the quality of the fruit inside.
  • The fruit symbolizes health, prosperity, immortality and fertility.
  • It is also a great substitute for oral medications and improving the overall sexual performance.

A small fun fact: Pomegranate was the fruit that Eve had actually consumed and not an apple. Well, knowing so much about the fruit, all of us certainly ought to incorporate it in our daily diet. Although, it might take a few minutes to peel off – the benefits it provides lasts for a lifetime.

By- Angelica Campbell