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Padded hips could be part of your fashion future — here's why

Le 16 mars 2018, 07:40 dans Mode 0

Thom Browne's models moved slowly and deliberately through the Hotel de Ville to the beat of Madonna's "Vogue." For fall 2018, they were dressed in his signature shades of gray and white, and they wore clothes that played with the traditions of masculine and feminine attire, using the vocabulary of France's highest fashion order: haute couture. It was a gender-blending collection, but not in a manner that drains the vigor and grace out of clothes. He did not offer up the kind of shapeless garments that, while freeing themselves from the constraints of the patriarchy, are also wiped clean of their humanity.

In Browne's version, tailored gray suits are spliced with hourglass skirts and molded corsets. Man and woman combined. Traditions merged. The trappings of both masculinity and femininity are brought together in all of their formal, buttoned-up, bound-up rigor.

The clothes reflected Browne's version of history, with references to statuary and goddesses on pedestals. But they were viewed through 21st century eyes and a cheeky sense of humor that included the placement of a bit of bedazzled jewelry where there would otherwise have been a visible nipple.

No one who knows Browne's work would ever accuse the designer of placing comfort above all else. He's willing to forgo a shape that's loose enough to accommodate a full-course Thanksgiving meal (plus seconds) in order to create a line that is as sharp as it is sleek.

What Browne puts on his runway stands out because of the level of detail: the embroidery, the embellishments. They are not what one is accustomed to seeing emerging from the depths of a subway on a busy work day. But then, that's not what his runway reverie is for. It is to take you outside of that day-to-day monotony.

And yet, the fantasy is always built on a solid foundation of tailoring — close to the shoulder, taking note of the waist, rounding out the hips. In the commercial collection destined for stores, the palette is discreet. Respectable. Serious. The materials are luxurious.

But the clothes come with a wink, an acknowledgment that there is something reassuring about repetition, familiarity ... consistency. But that can also be stultifying if people aren't careful. So he offers consistency with creativity.

For Comme des Garcons' Rei Kawakubo, the point is creativity. Creativity set free from any boundaries beyond the material itself. Let's be clear: Kawakubo does not expect anyone to place a golden minaret on their head and go out into the world wearing a pixelated Betty Boop sweater exploding with layers of cotton, padding and lace

You got that? She. Does. Not. Expect. You. To. Wear. This.

In the same manner that a Ford engineer does not intend for you to drive the concept cars straight out of the auto show, Kawakubo does not believe that these ideas, these concepts are going directly into someone's closet, unless that (very large) closet is in the temperature-controlled storage facility of a museum.

But fashion needs its laboratories and scientists. It needs those big thinkers who help us move from wearing 1980s power suits to loose-fitting jackets in washed wool with unfinished hems. If you're wearing an oversize sweater or roomy overcoat that's big enough for two — well, how do you think the notion of making clothes that don't directly follow the lines of the body got swept into the fashion vocabulary? And we would still be slouching through the rain in bland khaki trench coats instead of technically advanced anoraks and waterproof windcoats if not for some designer willing to take a risk.

For fall 2018, Kawakubo was intrigued by the idea of "camp" — not the cabin-in-the-woods variety but the aesthetic sensibility that finds something appealing in bad taste and irony. How far does something have to go before it's perceived as camp? Is there a limit to what fits into the definition?

Can something once considered camp move into the realm of good taste? And ultimately, what exactly is good taste?

What was once considered to be in good taste — bouffants, blue hair, circle skirts and marabou-adorned mules — now reads as camp. Sneakers with your suit? Once camp. Now cool. (Sneakers with flesh tone pantyhose and a boxy C-Span-ready suit? Not cool.)

At Comme des Garcons, there is an opportunity to, perhaps, peer into the future. Or at the least, get a sense of the direction in which the aesthetic winds are blowing.Read more at:bridesmaid dresses | cocktail dresses

7 Effective Tips To Treat Cracked Heels

Le 18 janvier 2018, 11:23 dans Mode 0

Cracked heels or heel fissures are a very common problem that can cause a lot of pain and discomfort to the sufferer. Not only that, it can also look really bad and make one insecure about exposing their feet in public, making us timid and lowering our confidence. In our busy everyday life, we seldom find time to take care and nurture our feet. This lack of attention and care is the main cause of getting cracked heels. These home remedies are the perfect way of getting rid of them. Here's how you can include taking care of your feet into your daily skin care routine and treat your cracked heels.

1. Vegetable Oil

The fats in the vegetable oil nourish the skin and heal cracked feet.

Apply a layer of vegetable oil to your cracked heel after washing and drying your feet completely. After this, you can wear a pair of socks and leave it overnight and wash them the next morning. You can do this every day till your heel heals.

2. Vaseline and Lemon Juice

Firstly, soak your feet in warm water for about 15 minutes, and then rinse and pat it dry.

With one teaspoon of Vaseline in a few drops of lemon juice, rub the mixture over your heels and other cracked parts of the feet. After this, wear a woolen pair of socks and leave it for the night and rinse it off in the morning. Doing this regularly will heal your feet as lemon's acidic properties and vaseline's moisturizing properties help you get rid of dry and achy feet.

3. Apple Cider Vinegar

Add apple cider vinegar to water and soak your feet in it for about 15 minutes. Remove the dead skin afterwards. Doing this every other day will get rid of the cracks as the mild acids present in ACV will soften the dry and dead skin, making it easy to exfoliate. After the exfoliation, the new tender skin will start showing.

4. Honey

Mix one cup of honey to half a bucket of warm water and soak your feet in it for about 15 minutes. Afterwards, scrub off gently to obtain soft feet. Honey is a natural antiseptic that helps heal cracked feet, and its soothing properties help revitalize the skin.

5. Aloe Vera

Soak your feet in lukewarm water for a few minutes and apply Aloe Vera gel after patting it dry. Leave the gel on your feet overnight by wearing socks. Doing this for a week will ensure a better condition for your feet as Aloe Vera soothes dry and dead skin. It heals the ridges and cracks that have formed and increases collagen synthesis.

6. Scrub with a Pumice Stone

Soak your feet in warm water for 10 to 15 minutes and then scrub your feet gently with the pumice stone to remove the dead skin that has softened up. Rinse and moisturize your feet after patting it dry. Beware to not scrub too harshly as it can easily damage the healthy layers of the skin.

7. Wearing cotton socks to bed

Wearing cotton socks to bed after applying petroleum jelly to the heel will help to keep them moisturized and will allow the heel skin to breathe. The skin on the heels should soften after this routine is repeated for a few days.Read more at:white cocktail dresses | black evening dress

Kangana Ranaut continues her love affair with red gowns in 2018 like a true fashion queen

Le 12 janvier 2018, 09:17 dans Mode 0

Remember the time when Kangana Ranaut slayed like a queen at Reebok’s Fit to Fight Award in a body hugging red Tony Ward gown teamed with a gorgeous oversized ruffled jacket? Well, that was so last year! The lady who is known for her superb fashion sense has flagged off the year on a bright and fiery note in another beautiful red gown from the house of Dolce and Gabbana. With the beauty continuing her love affair with the shade, she has ticked off an important part of 2018’s trends list too – bold colours.

Ranaut, picked this outfit to attend Karan Johar’s new show, India’s Next Superstar, and needless to say, she totally owned it. Featuring a plunging neckline, the attire was adorned with floral patterned mirror embellishments on the shoulder and bodice. We like the beautiful cut-out detailing on the neckline and hem of the floor-length outfit. A round of applause for Ami Patel, who curated the look. We think it was clever on Patel’s part to give accessories a complete miss otherwise it may have looked garish.

We couldn’t find any fault with her make-up and hairdo as well. Make-up artist Loveleen Ramchandani rounded off her look with minimal make-up, a little blush, nude lips and a matching shiny eye shadow, whereas, hairstylist Divya Naik styled her into soft wavy curls.Read more at:princess formal dresses | backless formal dresses

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