Archive | January, 2012
These days, the word ‘hoodie’ usually conjures up an image of either a slightly scruffy college-type in worn jeans, scuffed shoes and a mildly dodgy hairstyle or a bona-fide hooligan, hiding behind the baseball cap and pulled-up hood that you would cross the street to avoid at all costs.
However, there’s no denying that it’s an incredibly comfortable garment that can be worn under coats on a cold day or on its own when the weather is a little milder. Some of them can even look quite nice.
Believe it or not, hoodies began as part of the uniform for catholic priests as both a complement to the more traditional tunic. Their formal outfits were the tunic and cowl, or long hood, to ensure their modesty.
In slightly more modern times, the 1930s saw the design being adopted and adapted by Champion Sportswear for those who worked in cold warehouses of America. From there, given a helping hand by various fashion designers who incorporated it into their collections, it filtered into the fashion world as an alternative to the sweatshirt.
Forty years later, the rise of the hip-hop movement saw the hoodie really take off as the quintessential item that every self-respecting follower had in their wardrobe – one for every occasion.
By the 1990s, the hoodie was being worn by other sub-cultures such as surfers and skaters and the mainstream fashion followers weren’t far behind. Household names like Armani and Ralph Lauren made it the essential casual item for everyone.
Nowadays, it’s common for everyone from teenagers (who seem to wear them with shorts and Ugg boots for some reason) in printed slogans to mums on the school run to sporty types out for the morning jog to sport a hoodie – not just for the ASBO crowd anymore…
Calling all jasmine lovers!! A scent entitled Nasomatto Nuda will certainly blow the senses of those who love the jasmine flower. The Nasomatto Nuda perfume comes from the perfume connoisseur who is also responsible for the likes of Valentino, Helmut Lang and Versace. The perfume expert in question goes by the name of Alessandro Gaultieri.
The perfume connoisseur has described the all-new scent as a real explosion of ingredients. The opening notes boast to scream jasmine, whilst other notes showcase hints of buttery sandalwood ad iris.
The Nasomatto Nuda scent is certainly one that is suited to those that like to make a statement as well as those who often like to stand out from the crowd. This perfume certainly offers something a little different from everything else on the shelves at the moment.
It comes housed in a very elegant and contemporary styled casing that showcases the soft pink hue of the scent through a clear glass base. The lid comes in the form of a soft wood together with a metal middle.
Overall the casing makes this fragrance one that scrams both simplicity and elegance and is therefore suited to the simple and elegant persona.
If you feel you too would like to cause quite a stir in this fragrance, you can get your hands on it at liberty.co.uk. It can be purchased for a price of £128.
If you have a birthday on the cards, make sure this super scent is at the top of that birthday list!
Due to its statement ingredients and the fact that it offers an explosion of scents, we would advise you to keep this little number tucked away until a special occasion calls! It is certainly not a scent to be cavorted on an every day basis, especially when the bottle side is on the smaller side!
Every girl has her own personal scent, a perfume that you will never tire of, one that can be worn either on those special occasions only or alternatively both day and night, due to its light and fresh notes!
But with so many scents to choose from, just how do we choose our signature scent?
The best way to do this is trial and error, perfume smells different on every one so never choose a scent solely because you noticed a friend wearing it. Go and try it out yourself in store prior to buying it!
The best place to look for a new scent is your local department store. Most department stores these days house arrays of beauty counters and each counter comes with a helpful adviser. The beauty consultant will be able to enlighten you on exactly what the scent offers.
It is always a good idea to have a slight idea of what you want in mind. For example do you wish to invest in a scent that is strong, powerful and noticeable or do you wish to invest in something a little more subtle, such as a fresh and fruity scent that can be worn on a daily basis?
Statement perfumes are best kept for special occasions as appose to every day events, this way you will able to create an impact on that special night out as appose to every day in the work place!
Many perfumes these days offer refillable bottles, this is great news for those who already know their signature scent. It is certainly one way to cut costs down as refilling the perfume costs half the price of buying a brand new bottle!
Many perfumes also come with miniature versions, these are a great idea for a night out on the tiles as they will slip into your handbag easily!
A lot of people initially in fact choose a perfume based on the bottle. Many of the perfumes today come in very arty and designer savvy bottles, meaning they will look great on your dressing table! However you should never choose a scent based solely on the bottle. Having a scent you love housed in an equally attractive bottle is certainly a bonus!
Many ladies won’t even dare to leave the house without a full face on. Some even believe it to be their armour. Armour that allows us to conquer our daily tasks, whether this is a gruelling meeting or a bargaining deal with company contacts is what most woman associate make-up to.
Many women however wear it as they believe this is what their husbands, boyfriends and acquaintances expect and like. This however isn’t the case and some men in fact prefer us natural. Heaven forbid they ever tell us this however!
So why not be brave and let your guy see the real you? If you are comfortable with the man you love, they will love you no matter what you wear.
Ladies it is time to bring on the make-under. Undress those lashes, remove that pout and wash off that extra layer of foundation. Wear what you were born with instead and if you quite simply feel you just can’t live without make-up! Use it to enhance your existing features, rather than hide them completely.
Natural beauty is so much more attractive than fake and if you have it, you should flaunt it. This by no means should mean remove every last scrap of make-up, simply keep it to a minimum.
This will not only save you a bomb on products, it will also save you a lot of time in the morning! Save those fake lashes and that statement lip shade for the evening and work the natural ‘girl next door’ look during the day!
Use a highlighter to enhance your cheekbones and a tinted moisturiser in order to create a flawless and healthy glow. Add a single coat of mascara in a lighter shade and a hint of coloured lip balm. This will in turn allow you to create a subtle yet pretty daytime look.
What is it that makes a woman so sexy? It isn’t a low cut-revealing top, a skirt that shows your stocking tops, it is in fact none of the above and you can look quite innocent in order to appear sexy to the opposite sex.
Yet there is something quite alluring about a woman. Here are some of the make up items that can create a femme fatelle look. Paula Dorf cheek colour in Ecstacy gives you a blush that radiates health while enhancing your cheekbones.
On applying Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill mascara, one sweep of those long lashes will seduce any man in sight. Make your lips tempting with Duwop Venom in Twilight adding a bit of glimmer on your cupids bow for a steamy pout. Then sweep your hair up, there is certainly something irresistible about the nape of a woman’s neck.
Don’t forget your fingertips, paint on Chanel Le Vernis in Vamp; this intriguing shade looks incredible as you raise your glass.
Of course a seductress doesn’t put everything on show so your perfume needs to leave a subtle lasting effect, Estee Lauder Sensuous eau de perfume will create this effect.
Who knows what the evening will bring so place the herbal blend of Kiki de Montparnasse into your handbag. You should place all these beauty products into Nancy Gonzalez crocodile makeup bag at $600. It may be pricey but it is certainly an investment and its’ a luxury you will always love.
The above article allows those that wish to work their womanly looks with an insight on how to enhance them even further. There is however one point to note. Less is always more and having a little too much on show will only achieve a negative effect, rather than a daring and sultry one!