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Customize Your Shoes

Customizing shoes is one trend that has taken off massively in recent years. With inexpensive and plain shoes available in abundance, shoppers are more than ever choosing to use shoe accessories, dyes and other craft products to add a truly personal touch to their footwear instead of splashing out on more costly designs and brands.

One of the best ways to customize your shoes is with the addition of shoe clips. These shoe accessories are a great way to add unique style to footwear without making any permanent changes. Shoe clips come in a range of materials and designs – from bows and flowers to studs and chains – and can be attached in any place on any shoe.

Shoe accessories such as clips are applied to any footwear by simply clipping them on the sides, fronts, backs, heels and laces of the items in question. They can be moved around and repositioned as often or as little as possible, and can be taken off after wear without leaving any trace of damage on the shoe.

Dye is another great cost effective way of customizing your shoes. Rather than adding a single embellishment like shoe accessories do, dying can completely …

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Creative Uses for Shoe Clips

One way to use is to add a little extra to your outfits is by attaching them to your bags. These accessories are in fact a great option for adding a touch of sparkle to a clutch on a night out – simply add a diamante shoe-clip to the edge of a clutch in a plain colour such as black, red or white for an elegant and classy look.

It can also make for an interesting feature on other styles of bags; a flower clip, a bow or a ribbon can add a girly or bohemian element to your summer beach bags. You can also make a plain black or being purse into a rebellious statement piece by clipping on a metal or studded motif such as a skull, or even attaching boot chains to your bag.

In addition to bags, it can grace your scarves with a touch of elegance and even add practical value. Instead of using a brooch to fix a scarf in place, try using it. Whilst brooches can often be formal-looking, a ribbon or beaded shoe-clip is refreshingly fun and frivolous.

Your diamante or jewelled shoe clips can create a formal look for your scarves …

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Clarks Desert Boots

Clark first introduced the Desert Boot for sale in 1949, basing them on the form of chukka boot worn by British forces in the deserts of North Africa in World War II. This particular form of the chukka boot usually has a crepe sole with a suede upper (though they come in dozens of different leather and suede uppers now), themselves based on South African shoes called Veldskoen. Since then, the humble desert boot has become a staple of men’s style; jeans and desert boots make an iconic pair.

The desert boot has a very simple and utilitarian look, which makes them versatile and enduring. I’ve owned several pairs of desert boots over the years, from the classic beeswax leather to brown suede. They’re comfortable and cool and stylish all at once. They make an excellent shoe to be thrown on with any outfit, especially for a guy who prefers a more casual but still neat appearance. Essentially an all-purpose shoe, they can be worn with jeans, chinos and even suits. I’ve seen them worn with everything from white linen to dark navy suits (the latter pairing of which is more fashion-forward). I personally avoid wearing anything but dress shoes …

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UV Gel Nail Polishes

Pros

  • Long-lasting – A major benefit of this polish is the ability to last a lot longer than the alternatives. Once applied, the polish has the potential to last for a period of three to four weeks. Most other types such as acrylic based polished can start to appear worn over a period of one week.
  • Natural look – This type of polish gives a high-quality finish and appears with no scratches or dents. Plus, it has a finish that looks a lot more natural looking than the acrylics.
  • Easy to use – The process of applying UV gel nail polish is very easy. The UV gel is applied to the prepared nails to give a great base for the polish. It should be given enough time to fully dry with the help of an LED lamp or UV lamp. Once the first coat is dry, it is possible to apply the actual polish which takes a couple of minutes to dry. A second layer of polish can be applied to give the brighter shine and longer durability.
  • Quick to remove – This type of polish is relatively quick and easy to remove. Simply soak the nails in a preferred
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Style Tricks for Festival Season

My favourite thing about this season is that you do not necessarily have to buy new bits to get your outfits together. Start by getting all your summer clothes together and working out if you have the key pieces such as jean shorts and t-shirts. Printed t-shirts, tie-dye, crochet crops all are welcome and get creative with what you decide to pair them with. Dig out all your statement jewellery. Chunky necklaces, oversized rings and feathered accessories are all perfect. Use this as opportunity to play dress up and create outfits that you may not usually be able to wear in your everyday life.

2015 has brought back a lot of 70’s fashion influence so don’t run away screaming, embrace it and get funky. Patterned blouses, fringe detailing and round lensed sunglasses are a huge win. If you’re lucky enough to be festivalling somewhere hot and exotic then you will not need to worry about jackets and outerwear however, if you’re staying in the U.K then jackets and waterproofs may need to be considered in your out-fit planning. Suede tassle detailed jackets are the IT thing this season but not massively practical, if you do get stuck in a downpour …

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Full Lace Versus Lace Front Wigs

Full Lace

A full lace wig has a base that is made entirely of lace material and because of this it is generally more expensive than others. That said, one can do plenty of hairstyles including a pony tail, full braids and glamorous up-dos. As the material is made up of sheer lace, it is also comfortable to the scalp and recommended for those with sensitive scalps. It is also lightweight yet durable and offers the wearer a more natural look than most wigs. One might find a cheaper full lace wig depending on the hair type that was used which can be either synthetic or natural human hair.

Lace Front

Lace front wigs on the other hand are more common as these make use of laces on the front only and other materials for the remaining parts. As lace is used on the front area, it looks more natural in front and wearers can part their hair without fearing that the base will show. One benefit with wearing this type is that it is more durable and less prone to ripping or tearing. Another pro is the fact that it is cheaper compared to full lace types. Some lace …

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Look Exciting With Armani Belts

Speaking particularly about accessories, there are so many options you can go for. Right from earrings, necklace, bracelets, card holders, wallets to belts, watches, pouches and tech related accessories, the array of products are a must have for anyone! And the one brand that is our favorite in accessories category is none other than Armani. Just look at their products and you will know that the collection is so elegant and classy that one gets mesmerized by it. Other categories like apparels, handbags and footwear are not any less admirable. They are equally attractive and beautiful. But the accessories are something worth checking out. The label offers bracelets, card holders, neck pieces, pouches, tech related, watches, belts, scarves, gloves and hats. Each sub category is one of its kinds. The sub labels of this iconic brand are; Armani Exchange, Giorgio Armani, Emporio Armani and Armani Jeans which targets separate groups and also differ in the price range. Some of them are on the higher end while the others are much accessible as compared to the others. On the whole, the entire collection of products is timeless to say the least. It is hard to describe them so I will advise …

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Custom Dresses

Choosing the Fabric

With custom dresses, you have a variety of fabrics from which to choose. Selecting your own fabric means that you will have the exact color and weight for the garment to create the dress of your dreams. Whether you opt for satin, silk, organza, chiffon, cotton, or lace, the finished product can be precisely what you envision.

A Style Just for You

When you buy a garment off the rack, this ready-to-wear clothing is produced for the masses with no individual styling. In contrast, custom dresses are designed specifically for you in whatever style you choose. This gives you the freedom to combine various features to create exactly what you want. The neckline, bodice, waistline, skirt style, and length are important individual features of a dress. Perhaps you wish to accentuate some of your physical features while minimizing others. By designing your own gown, you can create a garment that flatters your figure perfectly.

Professional Recommendations

A tailor offers a myriad of professional options when designing and creating one-of-a-kind gowns. Even if you are not sure about exactly what you want, a tailor can offer expert guidance to help you with this process. These professionals also have …

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Wedding Hair Stylist

The first step in hiring a wedding hair stylist is having a consultation between the bride, her mother, and the stylist before the wedding. If she were doing the wedding party, then they would be included. How far in advance you should consult with the hairstylist would depend on how much in demand they are and how many practice sessions they want have. The stylist may request that the bride bring a picture of her wedding dress along with anything that she might wear on her head, which can include decorative hair adornments, veil, or headpiece. Generally the hair stylist may give suggestions or ask the bride if she as any ideas of the style she would like.

To determine which hairstyle would be the most flattering for the bride, the stylist will examine various factors such as: The age of the bride, Her face shape, Hair texture, Any blemishes or scars the bride might want to hide, The time of the day when the wedding will be held to see how formal the hair style will need to be.

The wedding hair stylist will offer their personalized suggestions and then demonstrate the ones that the bride likes. The stylist …

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Identify an Authentic Gucci Handbag

The first thing to ensure when looking at any Gucci handbag is whether it comes with a dust bag. While some of the fakes may also come with a cover bag, the original items will be black or brown in color. They have a draw string and the Gucci logo will be in gold. Pay close attention to the font of the logo and the spacing between the letters to ensure the dust bag is original, giving you a little bit more confidence that the bag you are about to purchase is authentic.

The next thing to look for when buying an authentic Gucci handbag is the controllato card. All original bags from this designer come with this card, confirming the bag was checked and passed quality control after the manufacturing process. The card will have Gucci on the top, this is centered and again, check the font and spacing. Below that it will have the word “Controllato” and then it is followed below that with a set of numbers.

All genuine Gucci handbags come with an information booklet. Read through the entire booklet from front to back looking for errors. Unfortunately the fakes have often been translated from another …

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