Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Dealing with Your Teenager and the Latest Fashion Trends

Are you the parent of a teenager?  If you are, you likely already know that many teens want to look their best, at least fashion wise. For that reason, many teens keep up on the latest fashion tends and use them. While this is okay in some aspects, it can result in your teenager wearing baggy pants showing their boxers or revealing shirts that show off too much cleavage.  While these do seem to be popular fashion trends, do you really want your child displaying them?  If not, you may be wondering what you should do.

When it comes to your teenager and fashion trends that you may not necessarily approve of, your first thought may be to lay down the law.  As a parent, this is your right to do, but did you know that you may actually end up causing more damage?  Do you remember what it was like being a teenager?  If you were like most teenagers, there was a good chance that the last thing you wanted was to be told how to dress by your parents and the same is likely so for your own teen. That is why you may want to think about taking a different approach.



One of the many instances where you should speak to your child about their fashions is if it may end up causing them some harm. As previously mentioned, many of the latest fashion trends for women and for girls are low cut shirts and low rise pants.  This often ends up leaving a good portion of the body exposed.  In today’s society, you always need to be on the lookout for sexual predators. While your teenager may not necessarily be interested in someone, someone may actually end up getting that type feeling from them.  This could put your teenager in a weird and possibly dangerous situation.  If that is the case, you may want to take the time to explain that, as it may sink in better than if you were just to say “change your clothes; you can’t wear that.

It is also important that both you and your teenager remember that fashion trends regularly change.  It is not uncommon for a fashion trend to only last a few months.  If you are not happy with the current fashion trends, but your teenagers are, you may want to encourage them to explore other options. There are a number of fashion magazines and online fashion websites that have a large number of fashion trends and information on those trends.  Not all fashion trends require the wearing of “skimpy,” clothing. For that reason, you may want to explore other options.  If your teenager is a girl, it could actually turn into a neat mother daughter bonding experience between the two of you.

Something else that you may not necessarily think about, but should, is if your child goes to high school.  Many high schools have dress codes and these dress codes often prohibit the wearing of revealing clothing.  While not all schools actively enforce their dress codes, many out there do.  Like with being told not wear certain clothes by their parents, many teenagers may feel angered being told by school officials.  For that reason, you may want to take action before anything serious happens that could seriously jeopardize your child and their school records.  It is not uncommon to hear of instances where children are suspended from school due to not following the school’s dress code.

In short, teenagers and fashion are something that just seems to click together. While it is important for your teenager to fit in with others and be popular at school, they do not necessarily have to be wearing the “hottest,” clothes or fashion accessories to do so.  They may not necessarily understand it at the time, but as a parent it is your job to help them and keep them safe.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

How to Turn Your Fashion Drawings into Real Items

Do you have a love for fashion?  If you are like many of the other individuals out there who do, there is a good chance that you may have dreamed of becoming a fashion designer.  If you have had that dream or still do, there is also a good chance that you may have created some of your own clothing or fashion accessories designs, at least on paper. If you have, have you ever thought about turning your designs into real pieces of clothing or fashion accessories?  If you haven’t thought about it or if you have yet to do so, it is something that you may want to think about doing.

When it comes to turning fashion drawings into real items, many individuals out there instinctively saybut, I can’t do that.”  While that may ring true for some, it doesn’t have to be the same for you.  Yes, it isn’t always easy turning your fashion drawings into real products, but it is more than possible to do.  If you would like information or assistance with how you can about doing so, you will want to continue reading on.


Fashion Drawings


As it was previously mentioned, many hopeful fashion designers think that it is too difficult to turn their drawings into real items. One of the reasons for that is because some may be able to draw, but they may think that sewing is too difficult for them.  Yes, it is true that you may not be able start making picture perfect clothing pieces or clothing accessories right away, especially if you are unfamiliar with how to use a sewing machine, but there is good news. That good news is that it is actually relatively easy to learn how to sew. You have a number of different resources at your fingertips, including alteration training courses or how-to courses, instructional sewing videos, as well as printed sewing manuals.

Another problem that many hopeful designers face is not having the supplies needed to turn their drawings into real items or the money needed to do so. As with learning how to sew, there is good news when it comes to getting yourself supplies. For starters, if you are unsure as to whether or not you really want to try turning your fashion drawings into real items, you may want to think about seeing if anyone that you know has a sewing machine that you can borrow for a week or two.  Also, if you want to buy your own sewing machine, you don’t necessarily have to buy brand new.  Yard sales, thrift stores, and online auction websites are great places to find affordable sewing machines.  As for the rest of your supplies, the like the fabric and other accessories, you may want to consider shopping online, as you can often find a number of discount craft stores or fabric suppliers online.

Another question that many hopeful designers ask themselves is what they can do with their designs once they are turned into real products. Well of course you can wear them or give them to your friends to wear, but did you know that is not all?  If you are pleased with your finished products and those that you know are as well, you may want to think about selling your own designs.  You can start your on online store or open your own storefront location once you have enough clothing pieces and accessories to fill a store. You may also want to think about approaching local fashion stores, as many are always on the lookout for new products to sell.

As outlined above, it is more than possible for you to turn your fashion drawings into real items, should you wish to do so. Turning your fashion drawings into real clothing pieces or clothing accessories, like jewelry or handbags, is a great way to express yourself and possibly even impress your friends.  In addition to being fun and exciting, you may find that your hobby can turn into a profitable career opportunity.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

How to Find the Perfect Fashion School

Are you interested in having a career in fashion? If you are, there is a good chance that you may be interested in attending fashion school. While it is more than possible to make money as a fashion designer, a fashion seller, and a fashion consultant without having a degree, you will find that having one may improve your chances of running a successful business.

As nice as it is to know that a degree from a fashion school or at least a certificate of completion may improve your chances of having a successful business, you may be wondering exactly why that is.  If you are interested in being a professional fashion designer, you may already know that thousands have tired to do so and failed.  Unfortunately, many of those individuals ended up making many simple mistakes.  By getting a degree and the training that comes along with it, you are less likely to make some of these common mistakes and you may learn many other helpful tips and tricks. The same can be said for running a fashion store or working as a fashion consultant.


How to Find the Perfect Fashion School


Now you that you know the importance of attending fashion school, you may be wondering what it the best fashion school to attend.  When it comes to finding the best fashion school for you to attend, there are a number of important factors that you will want to take into consideration.  One of those factors is the type of school you would like to attend. Fashion schools and fashion training courses come in a number of different formats. For instance, there are traditional two and four year colleges and universities where you can walk away with a degree. On the other hand, there are training schools that provide you with a certificate of completion, which is, in a way, like a degree.

Location is another factor that should be taken into consideration.  If you are preparing to graduate from high school, you may find it easier to find a fashion school to attend, as you may be more willing to relocate than someone who has roots already established or a family.  If you want to stay local, you should still have a number of fashion schools or at least fashion training courses to choose from. In all honesty, the larger the city that you live in or around, the better your chances are of having more options.

Perhaps, the easiest way to go about examining all of your options, in terms of fashion schools, is by using the internet.  When using the internet, you may want to think about performing a standard internet search with a phrase like “fashion school”. If you would like to stay in a particular area, you may want to incorporate that city or town into your internet search, as it will provide you with more tailored results.  You should thoroughly examine the websites of all fashion schools that you come across to see what type of training is offered and how much that training costs.

You may also want to ask those that you know for recommendations or any information that they may have on fashion schools. Although the person that you are speaking to may not necessarily have attended a fashion school, they may know of someone who has had.  Colleges and training schools are often something that is regularly discussed among friends and acquaintances; therefore, you never know what information you can get through word of mouth.  In addition, if you are still a high school student, you may want to think about speaking with your guidance counselor for assistance.

As a reminder, attending fashion school is something that is optional, especially if you are interested in starting your own business.  Despite being optional, you may still want to take the time to examine fashion schools. You may actually be surprised with how much you can learn by attending one.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Finding Fashion Stores to Shop At

Are you interested in revamping your appearance, at least in terms of your fashion? If you are, you may be looking to buy new clothes or fashion accessories.  If you are looking for the latest in fashion trends, you may want to think about finding a well-known and popular fashion store to shop at, as they often have the largest selection of clothes and clothing accessories for today’s top fashions.

When it comes to finding a fashion store to shop at, you have a number of different options.  One of those options involves heading down to your local shopping mall. Shopping malls are a great place to find a number of well-known and popular fashion stores.  While many small shopping malls do have some great fashion stores to shop at, you may find a larger selection of fashion stores and better ones by visiting a larger shopping mall.  Larger shopping malls are commonly found in large cities or in popular vacation destinations.



You may also want to think about asking those that you know for recommendations. This works best if you see someone that you know wearing something, like a dress or a business suit, that you would like to own yourself.  If you may want to casually ask a friend, family member, coworker, or neighbor where they got the item and if they like shopping there.  If they do and if you like their taste in fashion, there is a good chance that you will also like the fashion store in question.  If you have never heard of the fashion store being recommended to you before, you may want to get the location of the store so that you can start shopping.

Another way that you can go about finding a good fashion store to shop at is just by keeping your eyes open.  As previously mentioned, a large number of fashion stores are located inside shopping malls, but not always.  A large number of fashion stores are also considered standalone stores. For that reason, you never know when you may come across a really neat fashion store when out shopping for groceries or just driving home from work.  Many of the individuals who end up finding their favorite fashion stores just happen on them by chance.

The internet is another way that you can go about finding information on a locally based fashion store.  A large number of businesses, including fashion stores, have online websites. Those online websites will likely outline the location of the store in question, as well as contain other important pieces of information.  It is common to find a few pictures and other information about the fashion pieces and accessories sold at a fashion store on their online website.  You can find the online website of a local fashion store, if they have one, by performing a standard internet search.  You may also be able to use business directories, as many link to the business’s online website.

Speaking of using the internet to find information on a local fashion store, you can also use the internet to find an online fashion store. While a large number of fashion store owners choose to operate their stores in a storefront location, there are others who choose to operate an online store and even some to choose to do both.  By performing a standard internet search, with phrase like “women’s clothing,” “fashion store,” and so forth, you may be directed to the online websites of multiple online fashion stores. The more that you able to customize your search to include what you are looking for, like men’s business suits or women’s lingerie, you are more likely to find exactly what you were looking for online.

If you are interested in improving your fashion sense, one of the first things that you should do is visit a fashion store, even if it is just to look around.  As you can see, there are a number of different ways that you can go about finding a popular fashion store to shop at, as well as one that may be known as a well-kept secret.

Finding a Fashion Show to Attend

Are you interested in attending a fashion show?  If you run a business that is based on fashion, like a fashion store or a fashion consulting business, you may find that fashion shows are a good resource tool. Fashion shows are also great for those who are looking to learn more about the latest fashion trends or even those who are just looking to have a good time. So, if you want to attend a fashion show, you are encouraged to get out and do so.

Although fashion shows are fun to attend, you will need to find one to attend. Unfortunately, there are many individuals out there who decide against attending a fashion show, as they think it would be too difficult to find one.  Yes, it may be a little bit difficult to find a fashion show to attend, especially if you are looking for something in particular, but it is more than possible to do.


Finding a Fashion Show

One of the many ways that you go about finding a fashion show to attend is by reading printed fashion magazines.  Fashion magazines often display advertisements for well-known and popular fashion shows.  These types of fashion shows are often ones that are held in larger cities, like New York, but not always. The only downside to attending a large fashion show is that they are quite popular; therefore, you may need to make reservations or purchase your fashion show tickets in advance.

In addition to learning about fashion shows through printed magazines, you can also use the internet to do so as well.  If you are looking for popular and well-known fashion shows to attend, the internet is a great resource tool for you.  You may want to checkout the online websites of fashion magazines, as they often have information on upcoming fashion shows.  Also, if you are interested in attending a fashion show that is held on a regular basis, like yearly, you may want to think about performing a standard internet search. A large number of establish fashion shows have their own dedicated websites.

Although attending a famously known fashion show is nice, you may find it difficult to travel to the location or you may find it difficult to afford the cost of a ticket.  If that is the case, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you can’t attend a fashion show.  What you need to remember is that fashion shows come in a number of different sizes, shapes, and styles.  It is more than possible for you to find a fashion show that is being hosted locally.  Well-known clothing designs and accessories may be presented, but you may also find designs from local, up and coming fashion designers.

If you are interested in attending a local fashion show, you may want to keep your eyes and your ears open, especially when visiting one of your local shopping malls. Fashion shows are regularly held at shopping malls.  If the mall in question isn’t the host of a fashion show, but one is taking place nearby, you may be able to still find advertisements displayed in your local shopping mall.  You may also want to keep an eye on any of your local newspapers.  Fashion shows are regularly advertised under the “what’s happening in our community,” section or the traditional classified section.

If you are interested in attending a fashion show, whether it be a well-known fashion show or just one that is hosted locally, you may want to use the above mentioned approaches to find one to attend.  As a reminder, fashion shows are great for those who are in the fashion business, as well as those who are just interested in having a good time.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Fashion Shows: Not Just for the Rich and Famous Anymore

There is a good chance that you have heard of a fashion show before, but have you ever attended one?  Unfortunately, there are many individuals who believe that fashion shows are only for the rich and famous, not the “everyday,” individual. While this may have been true at one point in time, it isn’t anymore. For that reason, if you are interested in getting out to see a fashion show, you are encouraged to do so.

When it comes to attending a fashion show, many individuals do not do so in fear of feeling out of place. As it was previously mentioned, fashion shows aren’t just for the rich and famous, but many people cannot seem to get that myth out of their minds.  Many individuals out there ask themselves “why should I attend a fashion show.” In all honesty, you really don’t need a reason to attend a fashion show, but if you are looking for one, you may want to continue reading on.

Fashion Shows

One of the greatest reasons as to why someone attends a fashion show is if they run a fashion store, a clothing store, or a clothing accessory store.  If you run either one of these stores, there is good chance that you want to make sure that your stores are carrying the latest trends in fashion. While you may not necessarily end up buying clothing from the designer or designers featured at a fashion show, you may get a good idea of what is now popular or will soon be popular.  This can help you when it comes to buying merchandise for your store.  In a way, attending a fashion show can help to improve the success and profits of your business.

In keeping with those who attend fashion shows for business reasons, if you run a fashion consulting business, you may also want to think about attending a fashion show. Fashion shows regularly focus on the latest fashion trends or soon-to-be fashion trends.  If you are in the business of providing expert advice, tips, and knowledge to those who want to improve their fashion sense, fashion shows can be a great research tool for you.  It is also important to mention that fashion shows come in a number of different formats. For instance, you can find fashion shows that focus on plus sized clothing, work wear, swimwear, eveningwear, weddings, men, and teens.

Although those who run a fashion related business are more likely to benefit from attending a fashion show, you can also use fashion shows to your own personal advantage.  If you are just interested in looking your best or interested in learning how you an incorporate the latest fashion trends into your wardrobe, you may want to think about attending a fashion show. As previously stated, fashion shows come in a number of different formats; therefore, no matter what you are looking to learn more about, fashion wise, you should be able to find a number of fashion shows that can give you what you need.

Another one of the many reasons why you may want to attend a fashion show is if you are looking for a good time.  There is nothing like grabbing a group of friends and going to see a fashion show.  You already know that fashion shows come in a number of different formats, but did you also know that they are also held in multiple locations?  In addition to being held in well-known fashion cities, like New York or Paris, fashion shows can also be held locally.  Whether the fashion show you want to attend is held in a popular location, like New York or Paris, or even just at your local shopping mall, you and your friends will likely have a fun and memorable experience at a fashion show.

As a reminder, you really do not need to have a reason to attend a fashion show.  If you want to attend one, even if it is just to see what one is like, you may want to start making your arrangements as soon as possible.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Fashion Magazines: What Ones Are Worth the Buy?

Are you interested in buying a fashion magazine or even a number of them?  If you are interested in improving your appearance, in the fashion sense, there is a good chance that you are.  Just so you know, it is more than possible for you to learn a lot about fashion through a fashion magazine, but if you are not careful, you can end up wasting your time and losing a considerable amount of money. That is why you may want to take the time to examine the fashion magazine or magazines that you are interested in buying.

When it comes to examining the fashion magazine or magazines that you are interested in buying, you will want to make sure that the magazine or magazines in question are really worth your money. To do this, there are a number of things that you will want to be on the lookout for.  When examining fashion magazines to determine if they are really worth the buy, it works best if you are in the store or at a newsstand and able to look at them.


  • One thing that you will not want to do is make the mistake of believing that bigger is always better.  In fact, bigger may actually end up being more expensive.  Many individuals mistakenly believe that by buying a larger magazine, you are likely to find more information. What you need to know about fashion magazines is that the magazines are often full of advertisements. While you may think that are getting more information, you will likely find more advertisements, which may actually turn out to be a waste of your money. So, if you do want to spend more money on a larger fashion magazine, you will want to skim through the magazine to first make sure it isn’t overfilled with advertisements.



  • Another thing that you will want to look for is the contents inside.  For instance, you will want to skim through the contents page, which is often found at the beginning of the magazine. This will give you the opportunity to make sure that magazine or magazines you are about to buy are actually useful to you.  Be cautious of any fashion magazine that only has about one or two articles that you may be interested in reading.  A great alternative, and a free one at that, to fashion magazines is the internet.  You can find a large number of online fashion tips and advice free of charge. This is a great way to find hard to find fashion tips or fashion tips that you can’t seem to find in a printed fashion magazine.



  • In addition to checking a fashion magazine to see what is covered inside, you may also want to examine all fashion magazines that are you interested in buying if you are looking for something in particular. For instance, if you are looking for fashion tips or fashion advice on trendy workplace clothing, you will want to make sure that workplace fashion is covered in the magazine that you are interested in buying. With a fashion as popular as workplace fashions, you shouldn’t have a problem finding fashion magazines, but for more detailed fashions, like gothic fashions, you may find yourself having to turn to the internet or a specialty magazine shop.


Another great way that you go about learning which fashion magazines are really worth your money is by speaking to those that you know. Fashion magazines are already popular, but they continue to rise in popularity. For that reason, there is a good chance that one of your friends, family members, neighbors, or coworkers may have bought a fashion magazine that they really liked or one that they thought was a waste of their money.  Asking them for feedback or even to borrow the fashion magazine in question is great way to not only save your money, but use it wisely.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Fashion Jewelry: How to Familiarize Yourself with It

Are interested in updating your appearance, fashion wise?  If you are, your first thought may be to buy a new wardrobe.  While new clothes are a great way to update your fashion appearance, did you know that clothes are not all that fashion includes?  Fashion also includes fashion accessories, like jewelry.  If you are looking for a relatively easy and affordable way to update your fashion, you may want to think about buying new fashion jewelry.

When it comes to buying fashion jewelry, there are many individuals who wonder what is the best way to go about researching fashion jewelry, particularly the “hottest,” jewelry trends at the moment.  In all honesty, there are an unlimited number of different ways that you can go about doing so.  A few of those ways are briefly touched on below.

Fashion Jewelry

One of the easiest ways that you can go about familiarizing yourself with the latest in fashion jewelry trends is by turning to the internet.  Online, you can find a large number of online fashion websites.  Many of these websites offer fashion tips, as well as cover some of the latest fashion trends in jewelry, as well as other fashion accessories.  If you are looking to not just own any piece of fashion jewelry, but the latest piece of jewelry to hit the stores and make a splash, online fashion magazines are the best way to go.

In keeping with fashion magazines, you can also learn about the latest in fashion jewelry by buying printed fashion magazines. Many individual, possibly just like you, prefer buying printed fashion magazines, as opposed to reading online fashion magazines.  It is hard to explain, but some people just prefer seeing things in print. The only downsides to buying fashion magazines to learn more about fashion jewelry is the cost of doing so. While affordable priced, fashion magazines can get expensive overtime and they may not necessarily cover fashion jewelry; therefore, you may want to skim through any magazines that you want to buy.

Another easy way that you can go about familiarizing yourself with popular fashion jewelry pieces and styles is by going shopping.  Window shopping is a great way to learn about new, popular pieces of fashion jewelry or fashion jewelry sets.  If you are shopping in a storefront retail location, you will likely find the popular fashion pieces, including fashion jewelry, displayed in the window of a fashion store or positioned on an elaborate display.

In addition to traditional window shopping, you may want to think about trying to shop or at least examine fashion jewelry pieces online. You may want to visit the online website of a popular fashion store or a well-known jewelry store.  One of the biggest signs that a piece of fashion jewelry is popular or in style at the moment is if it is displayed on the front page of an online retailer’s website.  This is a great way to quickly find information on what is hot and what may not be so hot in the world of fashion jewelry.

As you can see, you have a number of different options when it comes to familiarizing yourself with the latest trends in fashion jewelry.  Whether you are interested in complimenting your new wardrobe with fashion jewelry or if you just want to experiment with it, you have a number of fashion jewelry research methods at your fingertips.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Attending an 80s Party: How You Can Familiarize Yourself with 80s Fashions

Do you remember the 80s?  Whether you were an adult or a teenager, there is a good chance that you do. While you may have fond memories of raising a family or being a fun loving kid, one thing that many seem to remember is the fashion trends of the 80s.  Popular 80s fashion trends often included large scrunched up socks, rolled up jeans, pony tails off to the side, and bright colored clothing, often neon.  The fashions of the 80s is one that often brings back smiles and memories for some. That is actually one the reasons why many individuals throw themed 80s parties.

If you ever find yourself invited to a themed 80s fashion party, you may end up wondering what you can wear.  Even if you can remember some of the many 80s fashion trends, you may want still want to think about doing a little bit of research before deciding on your 80s fashion wardrobe for your party. When it comes to 80s fashions, there are many individuals who seem to remember the same thing. While this is okay, a little bit of 80s fashion research and you could be more than just an average partygoer; you could be one that stands out or is complimented for your wardrobe choice.

80s fashion: How You Can Familiarize Yourself with 80s Fashions

If you are interested in familiarizing yourself with 80s fashion trends of the past, you will find that you have a number of different options.  One of those options involves using the internet. What is nice about using the internet is that you can find just about anything that you are looking for online, including information on popular 80s fashion trends.  In addition to traditional websites that may provide you with free information online, you may also be able to find older versions or scans of old 80s fashion magazines online. The internet is a nice and easy way to familiarize yourself with 80s fashion trends. You can get started by performing a standard internet search.

Whether you were a child or an adult during the 80s there is a good chance that you may have photographs of yourself, your family, or your friends.  If you are able to find those photographs, if they do exist, you may want to take a look at them. In addition to getting a nice walk down memory lane, you can also familiarize yourself with some of the popular 80s fashion trends.  When doing so, you may want to think about grabbing a friend, family member, or an old acquaintance, as it is often fun to reminisce.

Another fun way that you can go about researching 80s fashion trends is by turning on your television.  On television, even today, you can find a number of shows that aired in the 80s.  What is nice about these shows is that they are set in the time.  Watching 80s television shows will likely not only bring back memories of your childhood or your young adult days, but it may also help you familiarize yourself with 80s fashion trends; trends that you may want to incorporate into your next 80s party outfit.  You may also want to think about heading down to your local video store to rent an 80s movie.

Of course, the decision as to what you want to wear or even if you want to do any research for an 80s themed party is yours to make, but you may want to think about doing so. As previously mentioned, researching 80s fashions is likely to be fun, exciting and bring back a lot of memories.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Fashion Magazines: Are They Worth the Buy?

Are you looking to improve your appearance or at least your sense of fashion?  If you are, there is a good chance that you may be interested in buying fashion magazines.  Fashion magazines are often stocked full of beauty tips, as well as fashion advice and tips. That why a large number of individuals buy fashion magazines each month, occasionally even on a weekly basis.  But, the question is, should you?

When it comes to determining whether or not you should buy fashion magazines, there are a number of important factors that you may want to take into consideration. For instance, are you on a budget?  Although fashion magazines are pretty affordable, the cost of them can add up over time.  If you are on a budget or regularly find yourself having money troubles, you may want to think about saving your money.  In fact, you should know that many of the fashion tips and trends found in well-known fashion magazines are likely to be quite costly; therefore, it can actually end up quite expensive to keep up with the latest fashion trends.


Another important factor that you should take into consideration, when trying to determine whether or not you should buy fashion magazines, is if you have the internet.  Do you have internet access?  If you do, did you know that you may be able to find a large number of online fashion magazines?  What is nice about these online magazines is that the information found in them is often similar to what is found in printed magazines.  Also, you should know that most of the information you get is free to access. Some online fashion magazines or websites ask you to pay a small fee, but not always.

Something else that you may want to take into consideration is the type of fashion that you are interested in learning more about.  There are all different types of fashions. For instance, there are modern fashion trends, 80s fashion trends, gothic fashion trends, and so forth.  Unfortunately, most printed fashion magazines only focus on one or two types of fashions and they are often the ones that are most popular at the moment.  If you are looking for fashion tips, advice, and information on trends from other eras, aside from today, you may actually not find what you are looking for in a fashion magazine.  To determine if so, you may want to think about at least skimming through a fashion magazine before buying it.

Another one of the many factors that you may want to take into consideration, when trying to determine if fashion magazines are really worth your money is your use of them.  While a large number of magazine buyers actually read and sometimes even save the magazines that they buy, others out there just toss their recently purchased magazines aside.  As previously mentioned, fashion magazines are actually affordably priced, but the cost of them can add up over time. For that reason, you may want to examine how much use you will get out of the magazine.  If you really, truly think that you will use the fashion magazine that you want to purchase then go ahead and buy it.  If you are only buying a fashion magazine just because, you may want to rethink your decision to do so.  You can save yourself money by finding the same information online.

As you can see, there are a number of factors that you may want to take into consideration before buying a fashion magazine or a collection of them.  Fashion magazines are a great way to learn about the latest fashions in today’s society, but there are other, cheaper ways that you can go about doing so as well. As outlined above, you can use the internet to find online fashion magazines or you can actually just turn your television on, as there are a number of popular, informational fashion shows that can be found on the air.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Starting Your Own Fashion Store

Are you interested in making a living as a fashion store owner?  If you are, you are definitely not alone.  In the United States and all around the world for that matter, there are many individuals who dream of running and operating their own fashion store.  Unfortunately, many believe that dream is one that is too difficult to become a reality.  Yes, it may be a little bit difficult for you to get to a successful fashion store up and running, but it is more than possible to do.

The good thing about running a fashion store is that you have a number of different options.  One of your options is your location. There are many individuals who choose to run a business out of a storefront location, others who choose to run an online fashion store, and others who choose to do both.  If you are able to score a prime business location, it may be profitable for you to have a storefront location.  However, it is also important to mention that many individuals are now deciding to do their shopping online; therefore, you may want to take that into consideration as well.

Starting Your Own Fashion Store

Another choice that you have, when running your own fashion store, is the type of products that you would like to sell. There are a large number of fashion stores in the United States and all around the world that focus on particular fashions, like lingerie or work clothing, but the decision is yours to make.  You may also want to decide whether you would like your fashion store to sell just women’s clothes, men’s clothing, teen clothing, or clothing for children.  Of course, you can also decide to make your fashion store universal for all shoppers, should you wish to do so.

Another choice that you have is whose clothing you would like to sell.  In addition to wanting to be a fashion store owner, do you also enjoy designing and making your own clothing or fashion accessories?  If you do, you may want to think about selling your own designs.  You may also want to think about selling the work of other fashion designers.  As a business owner, you should be able to find a clothing designer or manufacturer who would be willing to sell their clothing and clothing accessories to you for wholesale prices, which are affordable.  You also have the option of selling your own designs and well as others.

Perhaps, the only downside to starting your own fashion store is the costs associated with doing so.  All businesses have startup costs, but the costs of starting your own fashion store can be quite high.  If you want to run a storefront location, you need to rent or buy your own business space.  You will also need point of sale equipment, like cash registers, as well as store fixtures and merchandise to stock your stores with. The good news, however, is that you don’t have to be rich to start your own fashion store. By developing yourself a professional business plan, one that outlines what your business will be, how it will make money and such, you can easily seek financing from financial lenders or investors.

If you are interested in starting your own fashion store, it is important to remember that it requires a lot of hard work and determination. 

With that in mind, however, it is more than possible for you to run a successful and profitable fashion store.  As a reminder, be sure to research and review all local, state, and federal laws before opening your first store.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Fashion Accessories: What They Include

Are you interested in updating your appearance, at least in terms of your fashion?  If you are, you may not only want to examine the latest in fashion trends, as far as clothing, but you may also want to examine the latest trends in fashion accessories  Fashion accessories are rapidly increasing in popularity, although many still do not know exactly what they are.

When it comes to fashion accessories, you will find that a number of different products are included. Fashion accessories, like fashion clothing pieces, come in a number of different sizes, shapes, and styles. There are fashion accessories that are designed for children, teens, men, women, petite sized, and plus sized individuals.  A few of the many fashion pieces that you may want to examine at one of you local fashion stores or online are outlined below.

Fashion Accessories:  What They Include

One of the most well known fashion accessory types is that of jewelry.  As it was previously mentioned, fashion accessories are designed for all different types of individuals, regardless of age or gender.  For teenagers and children, fashion jewelry pieces that are popular often include colorful pieces, as well as charm necklaces or charm bracelets. In terms of men, a popular piece of jewelry often includes large pendant necklaces, many of which display a cross or another popular or meaningful symbol. As for women, popular pieces of fashion jewelry include earnings, rings, necklaces, bracelets, pins, and so forth.

Another type of fashion accessory that you may be interested in owning is a purse or a handbag.  Teens and women most commonly own purses and handbags.  A purse is often used to describe a bag that is smaller or compact in size and handbags are often a little bit larger.  Handbags and purses come in a number of different styles; therefore, it is common for many women and teens to own more than one purse or handbag.  In fact, many individuals out there like to match their fashion accessories, including their purses and handbags, with the clothing that they wear.

In conjunction with handbags and purses, travel bags are often considered a fashion accessory.  Travel bags are similar to purses and handbags, but you will find that they are often designed for both women and for men.  A travel bag may include a small bag that can be used as a carryon bag for an airplane ride, a diaper bag, as well as a laptop carrying case and so forth.

Shoes are also considered a fashion accessory, although many do not necessarily consider them to be.  Most often, women’s shoes are associated as fashion accessories, as opposed to men’s shoes.  One of the reasons for that is due the large selection of women’s shoe types that you can find available for sale. For instance, it is more than possible to find athletic shoes, casual sandals, elegant sandals, flat dress shoes, high-heeled shoes, and so forth. As with handbags and purses, many women own multiple pairs of shoes and many try to coordinate their shoes, especially for work, with the rest of their ensemble.

Another one of the many different types of fashion accessories available for purchase are that of belts.  For many men and boys, belts are not necessarily considered a fashion accessory, as much as they are a way to hold pants up; however, the same doesn’t really ring true for women. Women’s belts come in a number of different sizes, shapes, and styles. That is one of the reasons why women’s belts and belts that may be designed for children and for teens are often referred to as fashion accessories. There are belts out there that are designed for wearing with a casual pair of jeans, as well as a pair of traditional kaki pants for work.

Belts, handbags, purses, travel bags, jewelry, and shoes are just a few of the many fashion accessories that you may be able to find for sale at one of our local fashion stores or even online.  As a reminder, fashion accessories are a great way to spice up any wardrobe, especially one that could use an updating.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Should You Use the Services of a Fashion Consultant?

Have you ever heard of a fashion consultant before? A fashion consultant, which is also commonly referred to as an image consultant, is an individual who consults with you or gives you advice on the latest fashion trends.

Now, it can be relatively easy for you to learn about fashion on your own, but there are some individuals, who just want to seek professional assistance. If you are unsure as to whether or not you are one of those individuals or if you should be, you may be wondering when someone uses the services of a fashion consultant or for what. If you are, you will want to continue reading on.

When it comes to using the services of a fashion consultant, many of those who are looking to get a new job or who have recently been hired for one turn to a professional fashion consultant. Starting a new job or even just interviewing for a new job can be a stressful time. There are many individuals, possibly just like you, who want to make a good first impression and one of the best ways to do so is with the clothes that you wear.


Unfortunately, workplace fashion can be tricky, as different businesses have different needs. For instance, if you were to work in a clothing store, there is a good chance that you would want to dress trendy, but if you worked in a law office, professional attire may better suit you. Professional fashion consultants are those who spend hours each week reviewing the latest trends in fashion, including workplace fashions. Therefore, if you are interested in revamping your appearance for a new job or even just an interview, you may want to think about using the services of a professional fashion consultant.

In keeping with business related activities, a fashion consultant also helps those who are planning on taking extended business trips. Business trips are nice because although you are there on business, you are often given you own private, personal time. While this can be nice, it may pose a problem. You may want to toss on a bikini and relax with no worries, but you need to remember that those who you may be meeting with for business may be staying at the same hotel or resort. To keep up your professional look, feel, and appearance, you may be unsure as to exactly what you should do, namely what you should wear. If that is the case, you may want to think about using the services of a fashion consultant.

Weddings are another time when many individuals seek professional assistance. Unfortunately, many do not realize that a fashion consultant can help with planning of a wedding. Many just believe that the only help you can receive is with hiring a wedding planner. A fashion consultant cannot only help you find the perfect wedding dress to fit you and your body type, but they can also help you choose the perfect dresses for your bridesmaids. If you are about to be married soon and still have no idea what you would like the wedding attrite to be, you may want to think about hiring the services of a professional fashion consultant.

Fashion consultants can also be hired for other special occasions, like important business meetings or elegant dinners. Unfortunately, many individuals mistakenly believe that fashion consultants only work with clients who need their attention for an extended period of time, not just one night or for one person. This is simply not the case. If you have an important dinner event that requires formalwear or elegant eveningwear, you may want to think about hiring the services of a professional fashion consultant, especially if you want to make a good impression.

As you can see, there are a number of different instances where you may want to turn to a professional fashion consultant. In all honesty, you really don’t need a reason to do so. If you would like to hire the services of a fashion consultant, you may be able to find one by using your local phone book, the internet, or recommendations from those that you know.

How to Choose the Perfect Fashion Store

Are you interested in revamping your wardrobe?  If you are looking to update the clothing or clothing accessories that you own, you may be interested in incorporating some of the latest fashion trends into your wardrobe.  If you are, you will need to find a fashion store to shop at.

When it comes to finding a fashion store to shop at, you have a number of different options.  Before examining those options, you need to remember that fashion stores are operated in both storefront locations and online.  If you are looking for an online fashion store, you may want to think about performing a standard internet search.  If you are looking for a storefront store to shop at, you may want to think about visiting your local shopping mall, using your local phone book, or using online business directories.

How to Choose the Perfect Fashion Store

Although the above mentioned searching methods are all great ways to go about finding a fashion store and a good number of them at that, you never really know what type of stores you will come across. That is why you will actually want to do more than just find a fashion store to shop at; you will want to choose one to shop at.  When it comes to choosing the perfect fashion store to update your wardrobe, there are a number of important factors that you may want to take into consideration.


  • One of the many factors that you may want to take into consideration is the stores in question.  Fashion stores come in a number of different sizes, shapes, and styles.  For instance, there are clothing stores that are designed for plus sized women, teenagers, athletic men and women, and so forth.  In addition to examining your gender and your size, you may also want to take the type of clothing fashions that you would like to buy into consideration. Are you mostly just looking for work clothes or do you want a combination of work clothes and causal clothes?  Knowing what type of clothing and fashion accessories you would like to buy is very helpful when it comes to finding the perfect fashion store for you and your needs.


  • Cost is another factor that should be taken into consideration when choosing a fashion store to shop at.  A large number of the fashion stores that carry the latest and greatest fashion trends are likely to be fairly costly.  If you have an unlimited amount of money to spend on a new wardrobe, this may not necessarily be a problem for you. However, if you are on a budget, you may want to examine the fashion stores that you are interested in shopping at and their average sale prices.  If you are able to do a little bit of research online, even for storefront store, you may be able to save yourself a considerable amount of time.


  • Another factor that you may want to take into consideration is location.  Fashion stores are located all across the county and even some are located in small cities and towns.  However, if you are looking for some of the clothing pieces and fashion accessories that may be found on the runways of New York and Paris, you may not be able to find those items in your local fashion stores.  For that reason, it is important that you examine the location of the fashion store or stores that you would like to shop at.  Of course, you will likely want to stay locally, but if you are serious about updating your wardrobe to include the latest trends in fashion, you may want to make arrangements to travel to a well-known fashion store, even if it is a few hours away.

The above mentioned factors are just a few of the many ways that you can go about finding the perfect fashion store.  If you are not pressed for time or if you would like to make a fun adventure out of buying a new wardrobe for yourself, you may want to start hitting up as many fashion stores as you can find. Somewhere along the way, you are sure to find the perfect one, if not more.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Plus Size Fashion: Is There Really Such a Thing?

Are you considered to be a plus sized individual?  If you are, what do you wear for clothing?  If you are like many other plus sized individuals, you may respond with something off of a store rack.  While it is more than possible to shop at a department store or a traditional clothing store, do you know that there are stores designed just for plus sized women, as well as men?  There are and if you haven’t already, you may want to think about visiting one.

When it comes to shopping at or at least browsing at a plus sized clothing store, there are many men and women who wonder why they should bother, especially if their clothes are already bought from somewhere else. What you need to remember is that plus size clothing isn’t what it used to be in the past.  Due to an increase in the need for plus sized clothing and fashion accessories, there are now many fashion designers who are starting to focus on individuals out there who are just like you.

Plus Size Fashion

As previously mentioned, plus sized fashions aren’t necessarily what they used to be.  In fact, some would be hard pressed to refer to the old style of plus sized clothing as fashion.  The same cannot be said for today’s plus sized fashion clothing and accessories.  It is now possible to look and feel like a beautiful model, despite being a plus sized women or even a man.  There are a large number of plus size clothing pieces that are designed to make you look great for a day hanging out with your friends, a day at the gym, a day at work, or a night out on the town.  No matter what occasion you would like to dress for, you should be able to find beautiful pieces of plus sized fashions to get you there.

If you are interested in finding a plus size clothing store to shop at, you may want to consider visiting one of your local shopping malls or shopping plazas.  It is not uncommon to find a plus size clothing store located inside these shopping centers.  If you are looking for plus sized women’s clothing, you are more likely to find specialty stores than men are, as they tend to be more popular.  You may also be able to find other local plus size clothing stores to shop at by using your local phone book, online business directories, or recommendations from those that you know.

In addition to shopping at local plus size clothing stores, you may also want to examine the online retailers who run plus sized clothing stores online. What is nice about shopping online is that you are often given a larger selection of retailers and products to choose from. This means more clothing choices and clothing accessories for you.  It is also important to mention that shopping online allows you to do so anytime, day or night, from the comfort of your own home. You can easily find a number of online plus size clothing retailers by performing a standard internet search or by asking those that you know for recommendations.

As a reminder, it is more than possible to find plus sized fashion clothing pieces and accessories available for sale.  If you haven’t updated your wardrobe in some time, you way want to think about doing so.  You may actually be surprised with the plus sized fashions that you can find available for sale.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Online Fashion Games: What They Are How to Find Them?

Have you ever heard of online fashion games before?  If you haven’t or even if you have, but you have yet to play one online, you may want to think about doing so.  Fashion games come in all different sizes, shapes, and styles and they are actually designed for more than just entertainment.

As previously mentioned, online fashion games come in a number of different formats. For instance, you can find fun fashion games that are designed for children and teenagers, but did you also know that there are fun, yet educational online fashion games out there for adults? There are and those are the types of online fashion games that you may want to focus the most on because in addition to being fun, they can also help you improve your fashion sense.

Online Fashion Games

Although different online fashion games are played different ways, you will likely be able to come across an online fashion game that allows you to create an onscreen character for yourself. That character is often given the same body type as you or as you created it to be.  A large number of online fashion websites allow you to “try on,” certain types of clothing to see what works best for you and your body frame.  This is a great way to try out new fashion trends without actually having to visit a clothing store.  In addition to traditional clothing, you may also find that you are given the option to add clothing accessories, like jewelry and handbags, to the picture.

Playing an online fashion game that allows you to test out new fashions on an online character that resembles you and your body frame is a great way to learn more about fashions for your own personal body.  However, that is not the only type of online fashion game that you can find to play online. There are also online fashion trivia games that can test your knowledge about fashion, namely what is popular and what is not.  Essentially, no matter what type of online fashion game you are looking for, you should be able to find a number of them to play.

Speaking of finding online fashion games, you have a number of different options.  One of those options involves visiting the online websites of well-known fashion magazines or even just websites that offer free fashion tips.  It is not uncommon for a fashion focused website to have online fashion games on it.  If the online fashion website in question does not have their own online fashion games, there is a good chance that they would try to link to other websites that do.

Perhaps, the easiest way to go about finding online fashion games is by performing a standard internet search.  A standard internet search is a great way to find online fashion games, as it relatively easy to do. When performing your standard internet search, you may want to think about searching with phrases like “online fashion games,” or “free online fashion games.”  If you are looking for a particular type of online fashion game, like a trivia game or one that is designed for teenagers, you may want to think about incorporating that into your standard internet search.

In your search for online fashion games, there is a good chance that you will come across some games that require the paying of a small fee.  Just so you know, the decision as to whether or not you want to pay to play an online fashion game is yours to make, but you should be able to find a number of fun, exciting, and free online fashion games.

Fashion Trends for All Body Sizes

If there were one thing that you could change about your body, what would it be?  There are actually a large number of individuals out there who would like to change more than just one thing.

There are many who say that they are too skinny, others who claim that they are too large, some claim that their cleavage is too big or too small, and others who would change the size of their butts. Unfortunately, not everyone has the money needed to get cosmetic surgery and not everyone has the time needed to devote to an exercise plan.  That is what results in many feeling hopeless, like things are never going to change.  However, there is good news, while you may not necessarily be able to change the way that your body is, you may be able to “change,” the way that it looks. You can do this with fashion.

Fashion Trends for All Body Sizes

Unfortunately, when it comes to fashion and fashion trends, there are many individuals who only believe that fashion trends are only for those who are “perfect,” like models.  The truth is that nobody is perfect and that is why fashion trends are more than just for those who are models.  What you may not necessarily realize is that fashion comes in all different sizes, shapes, and styles.  There are fashion trends that exist for individuals of all different sizes and shapes.  A few of those fashions are briefly touched on below.

  • If you are small in size, height wise, you may be considered petite.  When it comes to petite clothing, there is a whole line of clothing that is designed for those with petite body frames.  The clothes are often designed so that pants to do not drag on the floor and so forth.  Petite clothing comes in all different formats from swimwear to work wear.

  • If you are athletic or active, you may have an athletic body frame or appearance.  This is often one that is muscular in nature or toned and fit.  Unfortunately, not all women’s clothing is designed for individuals like you. That is why there are clothing lines that are designed especially for active women and women built like you.  In addition to traditional exercise clothing and casual clothing, it is more than possible to find elegant eveningwear that is designed to complement your fit and athletic body frame.

    • If you are considered a plus sized individual, you will also find a line of clothing designed just for you. What is nice about plus sized fashions is that they have changed for the better over the years.  It once seemed as if plus sized clothing was designed more for comfort than appearance. While many plus size clothing pieces still have comfort in mind, you may be surprised with the beautiful clothing pieces and accessories that are now available for plus sized women, as well as men.

      The above mentioned fashions for petite, athletic, and plus sized women are just a few of the many that exist.  No matter what your size or your body build, you should be able to find beautiful and attractive clothing to fit you and your needs.  If you are looking for more than just beautiful and attractive clothing, but clothing that is considered trendy at the moment, you may want to think about shopping at one of your local shopping malls.  Window shopping is one of the best ways to review the latest trends in fashions, for all different body types. Another approach that you may want to take is buying fashion magazines or using the internet to help you research new, popular fashion trends for those with your body frame or body size.

      In short, no matter how big or small you are, you should still be able to dress, look, and feel like a model.  Fashion isn’t just for skinny models anymore; it is for men and women of all different sizes and shapes.

      Wednesday, June 1, 2011

      How You Can Find Free Fashion Tips Online

      Are you interested in improving your fashion sense?  If you are, you are definitely not alone.  In fact, that is why a large number of individuals end up spending hundreds of dollars a year, if not more, on fashion magazines. Although fashion magazines are a great way to familiarize yourself with the latest fashions, as well as get some great fashion tips and advice, did you know that you can also use the internet?  If you haven’t yet tried, you may want to think about using the internet to find free fashion tips online.

      When it comes to finding free fashion tips online, you may be wondering how you can go about doing so. In all honesty, there are an unlimited number of different ways that you can go about finding free fashion tips online.  One of those ways is by visiting the online websites of popular, well-known fashion magazines.  Many popular fashion magazines, like Vogue and Glamour, have online websites.  These online websites are often filled with free fashion tips, advice, and information on the latest fashion trends.  In fact, you often get access to a few of the articles that are found in the printed magazine version. The online website of a fashion magazine is often the magazine’s name and then .com, but you can also find the online website by performing a standard internet search.

      Fashion Tips Online

      Speaking of performing a standard internet search, you can also perform a standard internet search to find online fashion magazines.  Online fashion magazines are often like the popular printed magazines, but the format is online only.  One of the best ways to go about finding an online fashion magazine is by performing a standard internet search. You may want to think about searching with phrase like “online fashion magazine,” or “online fashion magazines.”  It is not uncommon to find online fashion magazines that want you to pay a small fee, but it is more than possible for you to actually find a number of free online fashion magazines.  If you don’t mind reading articles or viewing fashion pictures online, online fashion magazines are a nice, cheap way for you to improve your fashion sense.

      Another way that you can get free fashion tips online also involves performing a standard internet search.  Instead of searching for online fashion magazines, you will want to search for online websites. There are a large number of online websites that are designed to provide you with free fashion tips. These websites may not always be updated on a regular basis, but they are often a nice, free way to learn about the latest in the fashion world.  In fact, you will also find that a large number of online fashion websites have online message boards or online message forums.  These are little communities where you can interact and talk about fashion with other internet users.  Online message boards and forums make learning about fashion not only free, but also fun and exciting.

      As a reminder, you can buy printed fashion magazines if you wish to do so, but you may want to think about getting information on the fashion industry, as well as fashion tips and advice online, as it is free to do.  It is also important to mention the information that you will find; you are more likely to find more fashion tips online than you are in a printed magazine that can cost you around five dollars an issue.

      Can You Make Money as a Fashion Designer?

      Do you have a love for fashion?  If that love includes designing your own clothes or fashion accessories, like handbags, have you ever thought about making a living as a fashion designer?  When it comes to being a fashion designer, many individuals feel that it is a dream of theirs that just isn’t destined to become a reality. While this is sometimes the case, it doesn’t always have to be.  With the right willpower and the need to succeed, you can easily make money as a fashion designer.

      When it comes to making money as a fashion designer, many individuals believe that they can only be successful if they see their designs on the runways in New York or Paris.  While this would definitely help, you don’t have to be a famous, well-known fashion designer to make money as one.  Did you know that you can make money as a fashion designer making your own clothes right from your own living room or home office?  You can and if you would like to know more on how you can go about doing so, you will want to read on.

      As you likely already know, many fashion designers start out with simple drawings on paper.  Many have the dream of turning their drawings into real pieces of clothing or fashion accessories; therefore, many do so.  What is nice about making a living as a fashion designer is that you have a number of different options. For instance, if you were just starting out small, to see how your designs would sell, you can not only be the designer, but the maker as well.  If you would like to hire assistance, either right away or after your business took off, you could do as well.

      Can You Make Money as a Fashion Designer?


      If you are interested in starting your own fashion design business, you will want to think about having your own online website. In fact, many fashion designers sell their products exclusively on their own online websites, not in some big fancy fashion store.  Of course, if your fashions take off, you could later choose to do so if you want.  If you also want to sell your own fashions locally, you may want to think about renting some business space.  If you carefully choose your space, you cannot only have a sales floor, but you may also be able to have a warehouse where you can make and store your fashions.  This ideal if you are interested in running both an online fashion store and a storefront one.

      If you have been interested in being a fashion designer for a while now, there is a good chance that already have some of the many supplies needed.  For instance, you probably already have a large selection of drawing materials, a sewing machine, and likely even a collection of fabrics.  If that is the case, you will find that the startup costs associated with getting your fashion design business up and running are minimal.  For many, it is the cost of starting a business that poses the biggest problem, but it may not necessarily be a problem for you.

      Of course, when it comes to running a business, even just a small one, you need to remember to abide by all local, state, and federal laws.  For more information on running a small business, like a fashion design business, out of your home, you may want to think about speaking with your local government officials.  If they cannot assist you, they should be able to point you in the direction of someone who can.

      Monday, May 30, 2011

      All about Italian Fashion and Design Schools - Moda de Italia

      If England has Rumpelstiltskin who spins gold fabrics, Italy has Count Giorgini who spun the fabrics of the fairytale story of Italian Fashion. The remarkable date was on February 25, 1951 when a fashion show was staged by the Italian legend in front of a global audience in the beautiful city of Florence.

      What has the Count done for fashion in Italy?

      Count Giorgini revived the fairy tale ambiance of the elitists by setting up his own palace as a place for fashion shows, thus providing courtly scenery for the production of fashion anthologies. In other words, members of the high society themselves, who wore the dresses that were considered fashionable during those times, took part in epitomizing the standards of fashion and beauty. From then on, the trend of presenting fashion for the nobles and by the nobles was evident in courtly rooms of their own museums and/or abodes alongside erected sculptures of this kind of fame.


      He and his class have made a clear statement that dress can be a medium to assert one's individuality. Subtly, he communicated that fashion can be a language of desire.  Furthermore, fashion can be a game of emulations, erotic domination, and flirting glances.

      There was also a time when even cinema was predisposed by Italian fashion. The nuptials of Tyrone Power and Linda Christian in the year 1949 created a stereotyped yet fantastic image of Italy as the Land of Love, of Art and the Beautiful as the bride chose a dress made from Italy. Dress served as an object of charm that can make beautiful transformations to an individual, just like in well-loved fairy tales.

      In the 1960s, about the same time when London took the spotlight in the world of fashion, every majestic way of life in Italy has crumbled. During the industrial boom, social status and social roles were also revolutionized. Novice fashions in produced garments flowed into the marketplace and women around the world started to realize that they could dress stylishly at a low price.

      Global recognitions for "Moda de Italia" garments were gained with the success of Prêt-à-porter" between the 1970s and 1980s.  These were the years when Milan grabbed the attention of the world and transformed itself into a fashion landmark. Until now, topnotch fashion designers continue to create fashion statements from the mini-skirt to denims or blue jeans and other various evolutions continue to enchant the world.

      Now, consider the following institutions that have been established to serve as citadels that provide artists who can revolutionize the world:

      1) Moda Altieri, Accademia Altieri is located at 00187 Roma, 50 San Nicola da Tolentino (http://www.accademialatieri.it).

      2) Academia d' Belle Arte di Viterbo is located at 01100 Viterbo, 17 Col  Moschin.
       
      3) Accademia Europea d' Moda e Costume d' Franco Reale is located at  00186 Roma, 35 Lucina at Piazza San Lorenzo.

      4) Accademia Internazionale d' Alta Moda ed' Arte del Costume Koefia is situated at 00192 Roma, 203 Cola di Rienzo.

      5) Istituto Carlo Secoli can be found at 20154 Milano , 5 G. Prina .

      6) Istituto Europea d' Design lies at 20123 Milano, 1 Giardino.

      7) Istituto Italiano di Fotografia (Italian Institute of Photography) is situated at 20144 Milan, 13 Forcella.

      8) Istituto Superiore di Alta Cataldo lies at 00184 Roma, 204 Nazionale.

      9) Polimoda campuses at 501443 Florence, 77 Pisana in Villa Strozzi (http://www.polimoda.com).

      10) Scuola Progettisti di Moda, Universita degli Studi di Urbino can be found at 61029 Urbino (PS), 54 Bramante.

      It suffices to say that the fashion of Italy has evolved from a sense that dress confirms how one is situated in a social status into an instrument that can create the appearance of a beautiful city and presently a place of creativity and competency.

      Toronto: Within Canada's Largest City Comes Great Fashion Design Schools

      Toronto is often mistaken as Canada's capital maybe because this capital city of Ontario has the largest population in the entire country. The city prides of a theater scene that can compete against those of New York and London.

      Moreover, the city houses the Royal Ontario Museum, which is the largest in the country and its skyline also boasts of CN Tower, the world's tallest structure. If housing the tallest and large structures is not enough, how about the city serving as hosts to topnotch American filmmakers? Toronto serves as venues of the Neilson Park Creative Center and the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art.

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      As an additional benefit, you will realize that the city is bustling with action as most popular attractions are within walking distance. In other words, a short stride will bring you to the waterfront, thousands of hotels, sports venues, along with restaurants that serve fine cuisines, to name a few. Thus, it suffices to say that the city is one heck of a cultural center.

      These things show that the city, indeed, support and celebrate the arts, which in turn provide inspiration for the creative minds.

      And while referring to arts, it is inevitable that the fashion industry takes a spotlight. Arts and fashion are closely related because of the one concept and that is design. If you are creative, love the arts, and appreciate the dynamism of culture, Toronto's fashion schools can provide you with the training for the exciting career in designing and the arts.

      Why Toronto is a great place for fashion design students?

      The Neilson Park Center serves as a haven to the Rugcarfters of Etobicoke, the Etobicoke Handweavers and Spinning Guild for anyone interested in textiles, especially fashion design students.

      Aside from this cultural venue, there is an array of opportunities for fashion designers who do not become famous. With artistic talent and creativity, fashion designers can work in a fashion illustration or textile design, work for a garment manufacturer, or get into advertising or even retail purchasing. For business-minded individuals, they can blend their skills in fashion design with courses in business to prepare for a career in management, say fashion wholesale or retail.

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      The competition among retailers make the city an affordable place to shop, and this fact can be considered as a bonus for starting fashion designers.  Also, designers can work their creative minds on designing labels and bottles for rums aside from apparels.  This works in Toronto, too.

      Now, if you have been dreaming or are already convinced of going to a fashion school in Toronto, you can make it into a reality. Check out a couple of fashion schools in Toronto that provide courses in marketing, fashion design, and merchandising:

      1) International Academy of Design and Technology


      The school has campuses in Chicago, Los Angeles, and Orlando. They provide program areas and a variety of degree levels designed to fit your unique career track. In detail, they offer:

      • Diploma in Fashion Design
      • Diploma in Merchandising and Fashion Marketing

        2) Art Institute of Toronto

        The school focuses on the business and creative aspects of the fashion design industry. The institute also promises that career support shall be available after finishing programs in:

        • Fashion Design
        • Fashion Merchandising/Marketing

        The city is large so you can survey more schools. Your guts and your dreams are all that you need to do to hone your creative self in this thriving city.

        Sunday, May 29, 2011

        London Design Updates: Bridge May Tremble But Not Fashion Schools

        Have you ever heard a brave forecast such as this?  

        Now on a lighter note, consider this: Ramps are more dramatic than bridges. How come? This is because ramps have provided the world with classic items of Burberry to more liberal creations of Jimmy Choo. And these ramps were made sturdy primarily by London fashion design schools. Top fashion designers like Clements Ribeiro, Alexander McQueen, and Sophia Kokosalaki would agree just the same.  

        What makes it great about earning a degree from a fashion design school in London?

        London lies in the central part of England. This is one of the busiest cities in the world.  It has taken part in many revolutions. The well known of these revolutions is the so-called the Industrial Revolution.

        As years went by, London, during the 19th century, received the spotlight for men's fashion statements under the headship of dandies of Regency including Beau Brummell. Not so long after, around the mid of1960s, London was, once more, for a moment the heart of fashion statements and influence.

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        London nowadays also lies in the heart of the fashion industry. The same city that has revolutionized many aspects and statements in the fashion industry years ago is the same city that continues a legacy for styles and prevailing modes of life. The key now lies to the competent trainings designers undergo in various fashion institutions and even in the marketplace.

        In fact, whatever you want to earn: a specialist course, a fashion school certificate, or a university degree, you will definitely find a school in London that can give you the edge and the guts to get along well with other topnotch designers. Moreover, though there are a thousand of schools all around the world, it is a fact that the UK retail garment market provides training opportunities for high-end fashion, mass market, and even Asian imports. In fact, the market shares a projected $ 50-billion sale, 75% of which account for women's and children's clothing.

        If you want to immediately run for a job-entry, a summer program or a year at a London fashion school can provide you with fashion skills that are already in the entry-level. If you are still on a shaky ground, consider enrolling in some international schools with campuses in London.

        The following lists of schools have links that will provide other information about some schools in UK:

        1) The Royal College of Arts is a school of textiles and fashion (http://www.rca.ac.uk/ UK).

        2) London College of Fashion is an international institution for technology, design, sales and administration in the textile, accessories, footwear, and fashion industries (http://www.fashion.arts.ac.uk/).

        3) Manchester Metropolitan University offers degree courses including fashion, textiles and textiles for fashion, embroidery, and even fashion design with technology (http://www.artdes.mmu.ac.uk/).

        4) University of Westminster, located in Harrow, UK, offers a degree in BA  Fashion Design (http://www.westminsterfashion.com/)

        5)   London-Milan 2006: The Dual City Summer Sessions offer both novice and advanced courses. Campus in Milan is called Domus Academy in Milan and campus in London is the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design and (http://www.london-milan-courses.com/).

        No matter what type of school lands as your choice, you can rest assured that you have three-fold benefits: style is globally-renowned, schools have international connections, and the language used is universal, that is English. Thus you can take carry your portfolio with pride.

        You can say that a London fashion degree is a passport recognized by the world and its diverse fashions.  History, indeed, repeats itself.

        Choosing a Fashion Design School in Italy

        Today, the word “Italy” is synonymous with the word “fashion”. When something is described as being Italian, it is either very delicious or very good looking. Because of this people often go there to study culinary arts or fashion design. People who want to attend fashion design schools in Italy though, may find themselves facing a cruel dilemma. There are so many fashion design schools in Italy, that most people have difficulty selecting one.

        Choosing a fashion design school in Italy can be quite a challenge if you do not have a guide.

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        Here are some tips you can use to help you with this problem:

        1- Learn about the history of the school – One of the best ways to find out if you have chosen a great fashion design school in Italy is to check its history. Find out if the school you are attending has produced any of the great names in the fashion industry. You should also check out to see what generally happens to students of that school after graduation.

        The history of the school will tell you exactly what to expect from that school. It will also teach you what the school expects of its students. In getting this information, you will be able to judge whether or not a fashion design school in Italy is for you.

        2 - Learn what it costsYou should definitely check out the financial aspects of attending a fashion design school in Italy. You should try to find out whether you can afford the kind of expenses involved when studying in a foreign country. This, of course, will help you determine if whether or not you should really enroll in a fashion design school in Italy. You will also learn about the sacrifices you will have to make in order to truly follow your heart.

        If you really want to go to a fashion design school in Italy, you need to know exactly what you need. You need to be prepared to stick to the path you choose.

        3 - Learn how to get inAre there any special qualifications required to get into a fashion design school in Italy? You should learn the requirements for admission so that you will not be wasting anyone’s time when you learn you are not really qualified. You should try to check out the various obstacles hindering you from reaching your dream of attending a fashion design school in Italy and you should try to find a way past this obstacle. Every problem has a solution. If you have the will to get into a fashion design school in Italy, then you will get in.

        Getting into a fashion design school can be quite a challenge. However, if you know exactly what you need and prepare beforehand, you might increase your chances.

        4 -  Learn what other people have to say – Sometimes, the key to making a solid decision is to get the thoughts of others. If you wish to find carrier from a fashion design school in Italy, you need to understand that there are other people who may have experienced. Going to a particular fashion school in Italy and may have many things to say about that school. By listening to what others have to say about schools, then you would probably find the best school for you.

        You need to be careful, however, as competition can be pretty intense between schools. This means that you cannot trust everything that you hear.