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Luxury Clothing on a Budget: Yes, It’s Possible

Luxury Clothing on a Budget: Yes, It’s Possible

As of 2019, the luxury apparel industry in the U.S. values at $18.75 Million and has massive growth room based on the market study conducted by Statista. The term “luxury clothing” tends to intimidate a lot of consumers as they automatically think of expensive designer brands that easily cost several thousands of dollars. In truth, luxury clothing is more of a feeling the item gives off with its textures and overall effect. So if you’re on a budget, is it possible to obtain pieces of luxury clothing? It Starts With Your Funds Money always factors into fashion even when you’re the one creating the pieces yourself. A good rule of thumb is to limit clothes budget to around 5% of after-tax income according to Pete Dunn, a financial planner. To see what fashion pieces are practical, it’s good to establish your funding, and in some cases you may want to make use of…

Thierry Mugler And The Legacy Of A True Artistic Revolution

Thierry Mugler And The Legacy Of A True Artistic Revolution

Fashion brands come and go. A great fashion Mademoiselle said once: Fashion fades, only style remains. When it comes to style, certain names are iconically linked to it and Thierry Mugler is one of them. It is hard to define if Thierry Mugler was a revolution or an evolution of fashion, but what we are sure is that there was a before Thierry Mugler and an after. Here is a flashback on how Thierry Mugler rocked fashion and the amazing story of the French Fashion and Beauty brand. If you can dream it you can do it. As Walt Disney said once: “if you can dream it, you can do it“. It all started with the boundless will of a man, Thierry Mugler. He was born in Strasbourg – France, and from a very early age he knew he had an artist within. At age of 20, he moved to…

Luxury Essentials for Every Woman’s Wardrobe in 2019

Luxury Essentials for Every Woman’s Wardrobe in 2019

For a truly luxurious wardrobe that is low-effort yet timeless, there are some basic essentials that every woman needs to own. Chances are that you probably own some of these basics already, but if you’re missing any from your current wardrobe setup, then you might be making life harder for yourself. These classic fashion choices will never go out of style, and even as the fashion world prepares for another year of surprises and colors, these luxurious additions to your wardrobe will make getting ready for any occasion much easier and less likely to end up with a frenzy of rushed purchases. The Classic White Shirt Every woman needs to own at least one white shirt, and the crisper, the better. A white shirt will add a touch of class to any outfit that you match it with, and whether that’s your business suit or a jeans and jacket combo,…

Dressing To Impress: Why Some Fashion Rules Should Not Be Broken

Dressing To Impress: Why Some Fashion Rules Should Not Be Broken

Dress codes can be a controversial subject; in a recent survey, 22% of adults argued that work place rules on clothing limited their self expression.  On the other hand, dress codes are said to improve discipline in schools, discourage bullying based on perceived income differences, and generally set the tone for what is expected by an employer or authority figure.  In luxury establishments, dress codes offer much the same. Rather than seeing them as stuffy or restrictive, view them as setting the parameters for what’s acceptable; and then go and have fun applying your own style to it. Be a gracious guest With the world’s most luxurious hotels going to considerable expense (most notably $3 billion for Abu Dhabi’s Emirates Palace) to build, lavishly furnish and delight their guests, it is perhaps only fair that you dress to show your appreciation of their beauty.  In any luxury environment, adhering to the dress code signifies your…

When Balmain copies Mugler…. Real Scandal !

When Balmain copies Mugler…. Real Scandal !

Paris fashion week has always its part of glory but also its part of scandalous decadence. The scandal came from Balmain SS19 collection. When watching the fashion show, several people got astonished by recognizing several iconic models from Thierry Mugler back in the 70’s, the 80’s and the 90’s. We could have call it inspiration, homage? Well Thierry Mugler, himself, call it copy. Here are the images he shared on this instagram stories: It is obvious that by comparing the different models, there was more than a simple inspiration. When Olivier Rousteing was appointed Artistic Director of Balmain in 2011, he was just 25 years old. It was a challenge and a great opportunity for the talented fashion creator for explore the fullness of his talent at the service of one of the most beautiful fashion houses. Balmain was founded in 1945 by Pierre Balmain. From the outset, Monsieur Balmain’s…

Luxury Women’s Outerwear That’ll Keep You Snug and Stylish

Luxury Women’s Outerwear That’ll Keep You Snug and Stylish

As winter is just around the corner, it is vital to start thinking of ways to keep yourself warm once temperatures plummet. It means looking beyond cozy sweaters and thinking of the different outer garments that will help to keep the cold at bay. To ensure you feel both comfortable and chic during the colder months, here are the luxury women’s outwear options that will keep you both snug and stylish. Find the Perfect Coat If you want to wrap up warm this winter, the first purchase you will need to make is a stylish coat. If you want to invest in a coat that will stand the test of time, so you can wear it with confidence for many years to come, you should pick up a classic design that will complement almost every garment in your closet, such as a trench, duffel, or peacoat. View the many different styles…

Learn How You Can Dress To Impress Using These Tips

Learn How You Can Dress To Impress Using These Tips

To exude luxury, you not only need the right mindset and attitude, but you also have to know how to dress yourself appropriately. Your goal should be to always look put together, even if you’re staying in with a few friends for the night. You not only want to know what fashions are popular, but also create a sense of your own style that you can rock. Accept that it’ll take a little extra effort on your part to get it right. However, your hard work will be well worth it when you see how great you look and notice how awesome you feel. Do your Homework Take your time to learn more about fashion and what’s trending before you go spending any of your hard-earned money on clothes. Follow industry bloggers, page through magazines and look at images to get a better idea of what you may want to wear…

Update Your Wardrobe Without Breaking Bank

Update Your Wardrobe Without Breaking Bank

Fashion trends change often and can be costly for the average American. You can dress stylish and fashionable without going into debt! Here is how you can update your wardrobe, save money, and enjoy fashion trends on your schedule. Define Your Personal Style The first rule about fashion is that it should be something that defines your own personal style. Even a “jeans and tee shirt” type of person can be fashionable while wearing what they love the most. If you are unsure of what your personal style is, you can learn it quickly. Reviewing your current wardrobe is a perfect start. Take note of the colors you wear the most and you can learn what your personal color palette is. Reviewing your wardrobe also tells you a lot about what types of clothing you gravitate towards, such as maxi skirts or sweaters. If you want pieces to update your…

How To Enhance Your Current Lifestyle

How To Enhance Your Current Lifestyle

In order to live your life without regrets, it is important that you are always striving for more. Of course, you should make the most of what you already have, but there is no shame in setting yourself ambitious goals and doing everything in your power to reach them. If you are unsure as to how you can enhance your current lifestyle, you should pay close attention to the following seven suggestions. Hopefully, they will inspire you to make subtle alterations to your everyday life. You might be surprised by just how big an impact the smallest of changes can make. Experiment with different work out plans If you already exercise on a regular basis, it is essential that you experiment with different work out plans. This is a great opportunity for you to find a work out that meets all your requirements. It might be that you are struggling…

Should You Go to School to Major in Fashion?

Should You Go to School to Major in Fashion?

If you’re an undergraduate student or a working person with a bachelor’s degree, it’s more important than ever to consider the benefits of going to graduate school. While there is much to be said for the advantages of working hard at your job and learning on the job, going to grad school is often the fast track to rapid success. It’s an excellent way to acquire the knowledge and skills you need to assume a leadership position in your field. Naturally, you must have a passion for what it is that you want to learn because graduate school is both physically and mentally demanding. One field that many people are fascinated with is the world of fashion. If you’re passionate about fashion, then enrolling in LIM College fashion graduate programs makes perfect sense. You need to go to an institution that offers the best curriculum for what it is that you…

From Faux-Bobs to Finger Waves: Roaring 20’s Hair Styles For Your Next Big Event

From Faux-Bobs to Finger Waves: Roaring 20’s Hair Styles For Your Next Big Event

The Roaring 20’s shook the Western World as wildly as Josephine Baker’s hips in her infamous “banana dance,” and the world was never the same. From business to culture, politics to fashion, it seemed society had gone completely topsy-turvy in major cities like Paris, New York City, London, Berlin, and Chicago. Modern inventions like cars, electric appliances, and the telephone were making life was good for many. Old, stuffy traditions were loosening up, too. And although prohibition had just come to pass at the start of the decade in the United States, drinking alcohol became all the more glamorous to indulge in while dancing the night away in speakeasies and secret clubs, including for women. Radical changes in politics and social issues were having a big impact on women’s lives. Twenties girls knew how to “werk” with twenty-five percent more joining the workforce from during and after WWI. And, just…

Top Plus Size Designers – And Where to Wear Them!

Top Plus Size Designers – And Where to Wear Them!

You are no longer a second rated individual in today’s society. You have come to love yourself as you are over the past ten years and now the fashion industry has come to love you too! With social media slogans such as “real women have curves” and “big is beautiful”, your voice has finally been heard and the fashion industry has caught on to the ever expanding demographic of real women. In the USA the average woman is between a size 16 and 18, and in the UK a third of women buy plus-size clothing. This begs the question: why did it take the fashion industry so long to start catering for plus-size women? So many real women complain about the impossible body images set by skinny models on the catwalk, in fashion magazines and on television shows. The market is finally panning to the majority market. You see more plus-size…

This Is Why Victoria’s Secret Is Over.

This Is Why Victoria’s Secret Is Over.

Victoria’s Secret became the largest business in lingerie worldwide and each of their fashion shows are considered as the super bowl of fashion. Nevertheless sales are not anymore there and most of business analysts say it is game over for the American brand. Victoria’s Secret, Bringing Sexy Back Victoria’s Secret was founded by Roy Raymond, and his wife Gaye Raymond, in San Francisco, California, on June 12, 1977. Legend says that eight years prior to founding Victoria’s Secret, in the late 1960s, Raymond was embarrassed when purchasing lingerie for his wife at a department store. Newsweek reported him looking back on the incident from the vantage of 1981: “When I tried to buy lingerie for my wife, I was faced with racks of terry-cloth robes and ugly floral-print nylon nightgowns, and I always had the feeling the department store saleswomen thought I was an unwelcome intruder.” Raymond spent the next…

Getting, Wearing and Caring for the Perfect Jewelry

Getting, Wearing and Caring for the Perfect Jewelry

For many people, jewelry is the ultimate accessory. It can immediately enhance any outfit, dressing up even the most basic t-shirt and jeans ensemble. Jewelry can also be a serious investment and very personal item. Few possessions can have such value and meaning. So it’s only natural people want to show these prized possessions off and take care of them to maintain their integrity. Let’s take a look at how you can get your hands on the perfect jewelry, how to wear it and what to do to take care of it. Getting the Perfect Jewelry There are lots of ways to acquire jewelry. But the perfect pieces that really mean something tend to acquired through one of three means: Custom Pieces Diamonds Forever is a premier purveyor and creator of custom jewelry in San Diego. The company notes that custom pieces always have special meaning. Their clients come in wanting…

Why Golf is Such a Luxury Sport

Why Golf is Such a Luxury Sport

Of the many sports on offer around the world, golf is often seen as a luxury sport.  It can also be seen as a ‘rich man’s sport’ but is this really the case now? Why it is a luxury sport Yes, it is true that golf is a luxury sport.  You can spend a lot of money buying golfing clothes, shoes, clubs and other accessories.  You can be up to date with the latest trends and change your golfing wardrobe on a seasonal or yearly basis.  All of this makes it a luxury sport because not everyone can afford these items. Yet at the same time, it can be one that is easy to access.  There are golf courses around the country and many offer deals where you can try the game without having to sign up for a membership.  You can ‘pay as you play’ to try out some…

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