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How To Wear A Wrist Watch Properly – The Lesson of Style

When purchasing watches, no one is questioned with how to wear watches, actually. This appears to be logical and rational. Nevertheless, the simplest things happen to be complicated sometimes. Everything is made from details and details sometimes mean far more than the whole. People who really wander how to wear watches properly exist and they are really concerned in this issue.


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The Cuban leader Fidel Castro, a revolutionary Che Gevara, politicians Winston Churchill and Bill Clinton, writers Somerset Maugham and Mark Twain, the actor and the political figure Arnold  Schwarzenegger – these names are well-known and these figures are best known to the world for their political, social, literary and other achievements. Moreover, the abovementioned people highly esteem cigar smoking and, thus, they come as people who own the greatest number of tools and accessories so requisite for this leisurely process and among others there are cigar lighters.


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Street Fashion vs. Catwalk Trends

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

street fashionThe modern industry of fashion wear is liberal as never ever when the borders between the street fashion and models who demonstrate the collections by the famous brands are washed out while the reputed designers often draw the inspiration for new collections in the street fashion. Initially, being the essential symbol of the youth trends and with the lapse of time the street fashion smoothly turned into the separate fashion trends much loved both by designers and population.

Punks, rockers and bikers appear to be the inexhaustible source of inspiration for most designers who are full of ideas to interpret the fashion street in the new way in their collections. Vivienne Westwood is one of the pioneers in this segment and the early scandalous and extravagant collections by the British designer presented punk trends, thus attracting the world’s fashion society attention to her works. Vivienne committed to penetration into the world of fashion with opening a small shop where she exposed for sale the clothes for street rebels. Gradually, collection by collection, the extravagant designer won the popularity at the British fashion market.

The street fashion by Vivienne Westwood is successfully exploited till up date and her collections show the reflection of the new cultural trends diluted with her original vision and concepts.

The street fashion of various times, whether it is 70s with the disco brilliant style or the times of 60s with all-fashion rockers is still the subject of inspiration for fashion designers as well as the archive collections of legendary world couturiers. Thus, the compulsory classic attribute of fashion collections of autumn-winter 2009-2010 is the classic leather jacket which was the essential attribute of the street fashion for all times which is meaningful and esthetic at the same time. Jean-Paul Gautier who created his collection of leather jacket for Hermes with exceptional interpretation of the street fashion elements was likely inspired by the style and look of bikers and rockers. The lather jacket for American bikers and English rockers was like a symbol of some rebellion, scandal and protest for freedom. Yet, various clasps, metal clinching, zips and even spikes were widely used in models by Rodarte, Christian Louboutin, Nicholas Kirkwood who decorated the attires and fashion shoes with all of them. In the new Spring-Summer season many designers showed their interest to the street fashion in Japan. All the trendiest movements, whether graphic prints as the key element for Givenchy collection or the romance of the style of Japanese Lolitas with a plenty of pink as it is seen in Missoni collection, appeared as street fashion trends in Japan far earlier than they appeared at the European catwalks.

The relation between the street fashion and haute couture dates back several centuries. All in all, the jeans so popular garment launched today by the biggest fashion brands were the privilege of the street fashion before. Such brands as Dolce & Gabbana, Armani and Versace prove that even the legendary designers observe the youth tendencies which finally appear at catwalks a bit later.

The opportunities of the street style as the deep source of inspiration and as the curious phenomenon of culture were appreciated by fashion photographers to full extent. So, Scott Schuman, aka the owner of the blog The Sartorialist, won the popularity due to the exact observance over the street fashion in different cities and countries. Thanks to the camera of Schuman and lots of photographers who followed the example of Scott, the fashion society finally appreciated the uniqueness and originality of the street fashion.

Street fashion is popular due to a plenty of Internet magazines devoted to street fashion. As well as the Sartorialist, a plenty of blogs and sites post photos of the most unique and colorful street characters. The fashion brand Burberry launched the project assigned for the street fashion being like the social network with lots of pictures of the trendiest citizens of the fashion capitals of world in Burberry trenches unusually matching with the other garments.

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