Fashion Notes

May 11, 2009


Retro Fashion For Women
Submitted By: Rebecca Stevenson

There are many things that you need to consider if you love retro styles with your wardrobe. You have to be careful today when you practice wearing clothing that is retro. The things you need to consider is the style, how they look on you, what is popular, and more. Considering these things can help you make a better decision on the style and fashion you choose to wear.

Retro is back for the most part. Many styles like bell bottoms have tapered down a bit and not the pants are known as boot cut but they still have a small bell shape to them. The larger bell bottoms are out just as fast as they came back. It is very important to know what is in style and what types of things actually remain in style. When you wear things like skinny jeans and you are skinny you can be sure this retro look will remain in fashion if they look good on you. The retro styles are considered to be in the 1030s and the 1940s. Many of the things that you should wear from then include the leggings and cropped jackets. However, keep in mind that retro seems to pop in and out of fashion all of the time. This means that if the retro pieces that you own are out of style now it doesn’t mean that they won’t be back later so don’t get rid of them.

Another thing to consider when you want to go with the retro look is if the items look good on you. Just because you found something that looks super cute and you bought the outfit with coupons so you got a really great deal doesn’t mean that it will look good on you. Be sure that the outfit looks good on you and matches your body type. Don’t wear anything that looks funny with the shape and contours of your body.

Retro styles are often found in consignment stores and thrift shops and you can get a really good deal on some great clothing. If you are tight on a budget keep this in mind. You don’t have to pay hundreds of dollars for clothing when you can get some amazing garments in the thrift shops. Some retro clothing looks even better worn a little bit and not so new. If you aren’t sure what you are looking for or what will have the look then go through a few magazines and take a few photos of styles you are looking for with you when you go shopping. This will help you find items that are best.

The retro look is a lot of fun and will get you many compliments. There are many things that you need to consider when you are trying to achieve a retro look which includes the type of clothing you are buying and if it is still in style. Be sure to wear things that fit you well and accentuate your body the way they should. Also, you don’t have to spend thousands of dollars on a new wardrobe when you can find things at thrift stores for cheap.


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May 11, 2009


Men’s Fashion Jewelry
The Latest from Gilvandia Studio
By: Fran Del Sordo

Perhaps, all of us are familiar with the scene in a play wherein a husband would give his wife a piece of precious jewelry. Then she opens the box with much enthusiasm and excitement. The wife would then have a jaw drop as she looks into the box. She receives a black leather choker from her very loving husband with silver studs around, which looks like a dog collar. Such is just an example of a tragic-comedy story that we are often familiar with related to stories of necklaces. More stories could be related to necklaces like the emergence of its use among men. Along the years, men’s accessories are not anymore confined to just neckties. Today, men are also capable of wearing bracelets as fashion accessories.
Perhaps, all of us are familiar with the scene in a play wherein a husband would give his wife a piece of precious jewelry.

There are a lot of variations in Winston Street by Gilvandia Studio that we can see today. Men have beaded bracelets from Winston Street by Gilvandia Studio, perhaps for the spiritually leaning man. Likewise, there are chunky gold bracelets from Winston Street by Gilvandia Studio for men who are younger and bolder. For sophisticated men, meanwhile, we see them with the classic Winston Street silver bracelets that spell maturity and elegance. Whatever kind of bracelet a man wears, it surely adds to the fashion get-up of a person. Also, the male race seems to get more pride out of these bracelets.

The progress and growth in the field of bracelets as fine jewelers has indeed satisfied men’s interest toward jewelry. Jeweler companies like Gilvandia Studio. have actually expanded the traditional cufflink and watch collection to add a range of men’s line of jewelers like pendants, necklaces, bracelets, and rings. In addition, Winston Street has also managed to design some masculine jewelry styles in steel, titanium, and silver.

In a poll conducted in the United States, at least 75 percent of the surveyed men enjoy wearing fashion jewelry as their accessories while 80 percent of the surveyed women stated that they find it sexy when men wear jewelry. Indeed, today’s generation of males have become more conscious on their fashion statement and over-all get-up. In recent years, it seems that Gilvandia Studio bracelets are an accessory that would complete a man’s looks.

Also, we have observed more and more male television personalities who succumb to wearing Gilvandia Studio designs which are seen as attractive by some of the viewers.

The traditional notion that bracelets are just for women is totally gone. Because today, gender is not an issue when it comes to accessories and ornaments. What is important is that the person who wears Gilvandia Studio carry it with great confidence and pride. Most of the times, accessories like Gilvandia Studio’s Winston Street bracelets are an added accent for a person to appear more pleasing in the eyes of the public.

We may never know the future trends that might emerge in the industry of fashion bracelets worn by men. But one thing is for sure, Gilvandia Studio’s Winston Street bracelets play a great role in improving the posture of men.

Fran Del Sordo …
is an importer of fine jewelry and founding partner of ITLTD USA.

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May 11, 2009

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Trends In Grand Luxury
Celebrity And Streetwear Fashion

When it comes to keeping up with the styles of Paris Hilton or Amanda Bynes, is it ever possible to remember what they’re wearing from one day to the next?

Celebrity fashions and streetwear by Gilvandia Studio is a whole market altogether for jewelry lines and accessories, and there are plenty of decisions to make if you intend to keep up with what’s hot and what’s not. For example, some trends that were new and popular in 2007 include the smaller suits designed by Thom Browne, as well as the high-low collaborations that were made popular in Gap’s clothing line shirts.

Some of the celebrity and streetwear fashion and clothing lines that are now just beginning to take hold, though, include such things as bamboo clothing in women and men’s fashions, as well as Asian streetwear and urban clothing. Granted, urban clothing styles have been popular for the past couple of years with young men and older teenagers being the main target market for those designs.

The style continues to thrive amidst the conjecture that urban retailers are struggling to keep up with trends and styles throughout the fashion world.

New “Green” Trends: As mentioned, though, bamboo clothing styles is a popular phenomenon that has taken hold recently. With all the discussion of going “green” and treating the environment better, companies and clothing lines such as United Bamboo and Jonano are coming out with the latest clothing fashion designs that are popularized and endorsed by all sorts of celebrities.

Everyday Celebrity Streetwear: Let’s not forget about the everyday streetwear that can be seen on celebrities as well. For example, Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake were donning Von Dutch hats that popularized that trend. Even though the hat trend has cooled in recent months, popular celebrity endorsements are all too important for many designers.

Consider Smet and even Crystal Rock, both of which are two brands one for teenage guys and one for teenage girls, respectively of very popular celebrity streetwear that can be seen on many influential celebrities throughout Hollywood, including Britney Spears, Shane Sparks, Madonna, and even Sylvester Stallone.

Whether you’re looking to buy some of the very best in streetwear fashions or you’re just trying to keep up with the latest crazes in clothing lines, there are all sorts of ways to get suggestions of what’s popular. But for 2008, some of the latest and popular fashions in streetwear and accessories include full-length skirts and dresses for women’s fashions, edgy floral patterns in clothing (more recently worn by Jennifer Connelly), and even sheer and lingerie-inspired tops.

All in all, nobody has to look too far if they’re unsure about the latest and popular streetwear and clothing fashions to wear. Whether it’s the bamboo clothing or baby products that are on the market or the new 2008 fashion trends like the skull-and-dagger tattoo-themed shirts and designs made by Christian Audigier, there is definitely enough style to go around that will fit anyone’s lifestyle and choice!

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May 11, 2009

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Fashion Watches
The New Fashion Statement

Watches are used by people of all ages and backgrounds to make sure they get to where they are going on time. Well, most people anyway! I have a couple of friends who happen to be late even when they have a watch. People of all ages use watches, even smaller children.

We live in a very fast paced society, and it is common for each of us to need to keep track of the time. Most of us have jobs, children to pick up, dinner to make, errands, to run, etc. Having a watch can really help with keeping a person on schedule.

Watches can be digital so it is easier for younger people to read the time. Some watches features the hour and minute only while others feature a second hand as well. Watches have really evolved with the times. There are watches that do much more than tell time. Some of them have a light on them so you can see your keyhole in the dark. Others feature an alarm in the case of a medical emergency or if you feel you are in danger.

I have even see watches that are voice activated and tell the time. While these were initially designed for those with vision impairments, they quickly became a very popular item on the market.

A watch is a given symbol for time – not just for telling the time, but often to represent time. Many businesses show their employees who have reached a milestone anniversary or who are retiring their appreciation by presenting them with a company watch.

Giving a man or woman a watch as a give represents the time you have spent together as well as the time you will spend together in the future. You really can’t go wrong with giving someone a watch as we all need to be able to keep track of the time. You may have a tough time though deciding on the style of watch to give them. The market offers you many great options.


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Cufflinks…Fashion Sensibility

March 3, 2009


Fashion Sensibility

This type of men’s accessory is about style and having an extremely good fashion sensibility, they are specially made and designed for everyone to enjoy whenever they will use it or not. Cufflinks may be placed in a box and wrapped to hand it as a gift for sales people or even a nice graduation gift. Discerning men who are smart with mixing and matching will find it very delightful to receive cufflinks for his everyday outfit. So why not try finding your favorite set now? It is always fun to have some cool stuff to complete your day-to-day wardrobe.

And one way of accessorizing your clothes is to use cufflinks. Cufflinks are these tiny tools that you use to fasten your clothes instead of using way too bland and conventional clothing buttons and pins. Cufflinks are definitely ubiquitous and it is just up to you to find the great style and design that perfectly suit you.

You surely don’t want to appear bland and stereotypical as you join that world-class business conference. As previously mentioned, you will not only be representing yourself there, but the whole company itself. So the solution? Accessorize!

Yes, cufflinks, no matter how little and seemingly trivial their function may be, is also available on many forms and styles that will certainly bring life to your clothing fashion sense. Stainless steel and cufflinks made out of titanium are great to use for professional occasions and so are sterling silver cufflinks. The thought of wearing personalized cufflinks with your name engraved on it is also very cool. How about the idea of brandishing 14 Karat Yellow Gold cufflinks on your business suits? It also won’t hurt if you feature some greatly-designed cufflinks on your clothes, like those with animal and Superman themes, cufflinks that bears the type of career you are into, and lots, lots more! Overall, fastening your clothes has never been this stylish if you use cufflinks.

A wide variety of cufflinks are available in most retail stores and online stores. These stores offer different types made from different materials as well. With this wide sort of items, men can definitely master the art of matching different cuff links with their everyday look. A typical man would choose his shirt by coordinating them by colors. However, he doesn’t have to limit himself to matching by color combination alone. With cuff links, it’s like he has a whole new wardrobe because his shirts will be having different looks and appeal with the use of these little items.

When buying, feel free to discover different types. You don’t want to end up full of regret buying a cheap one that doesn’t level up to your expectations.

As you consider this as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity or event, the butterflies inside your stomach starts to multiply. You need to totally familiarize yourself to the mission, vision and goal of your company, and you need to make yourself comfortable, as you’ll be socializing to a lot of high-profile people. You suddenly find yourself practicing proper etiquette and decorum as you dish out your professional acts to make yourself more appealing. As your eloquent words and lines can potentially spark a very interesting conversation, you seem to realize that everything will just be smooth and all right with the flow.

You suddenly realize that after days and days of preparing yourself for such big event, you forgot to attend to one considerably minor detail: your clothing! What will you wear? Since you are a very logical person, it won’t take that long for you to realize that you need to wear formal business attire because that is a worldwide business conference for the best of the best in the industry. So you go to your closet and marvel at your growing collection of professional wardrobe.

For those women who are planning to give cufflinks as a special present to their beloved men, just remember that you don’t have to be too serious about this item’s style and fashion. Instead, have some fun of mixing and matching these handsome items that may reflect the personality of your receiver. A different set will be very appreciated by most men, where they can have some fun experience wearing it regularly.

These can also be worn in business events or meetings and conferences. They will look good when worn with a suit, they make the whole look professional and corporate and elegant too. That’s why they also make great business gifts, simple but effective. Bosses and employees alike will no doubt appreciate a gift like this.

Cuff links are probably in every man’s favorite gift list, and they are very in demand as a gift for professional men. It is typically used as a decorative fastener worn not just by men but women also to fasten both sides of the cuff on a dress shirt or blouse. Its designs vary widely. There are simple designs consisting of short posts or chain connecting two-disc shaped parts.

Because you are so good, the business company where you are employed decided to use you as their official representative to a business conference. Of course, you accepted that delegation with such joy, pride and honor because it just means that they believe on your capabilities. And now you are worrying as to how you will represent the whole company on that specific event. Assuming that the business conference is such a big thing, the thought of representing your global company with great professionalism and style just adds to the mounting pressure. You just can’t let them down.

You may have bought a set of cuff links to match a particular shirt but do not feel limited to only wearing the two together, try out new shirt combinations and new cufflink combinations with each of your shirts too. Cuff links are extremely versatile items of jewelry. You will be amazed at some of the resulting and great new combinations. Their versatility will surely surprise you with amazing looks of combination with your shirt.

Cufflinks…Fashion Sensibility


Inspired Designed Watches

September 4, 2008

Inspired Designer Watches

Wrist watches have graduated long from being mere timepieces. As of now, the latest models of much couture style and other well-known brand names are being made available to cater to a growing demand for the same. Inspired designer watches in all their different forms are now being made available for you and it is really up to you to decide which one of the models you would like to sport.

So, the question is among all the models of inspired designer watches, which one are you sporting?

And the best part is that these inspired designer watches can be put to a lot of rough use. You need not be sacred of wearing any of the models of these inspired designer watches, while you are in the beach for instance. The designs are undoubtedly elegant; however, there is also the factor of durability that is built into these exquisite timepieces so that you are not deprived of the joy of wearing your favorite accessory on your day out. The fact that the costs of these products are comparatively less also go a long way in ensuring that these watches are used extensively; you would obviously wear your Inspired designer watch with a more relaxed mind.

Last but not the least, in inspired designer watches, you could go for colors that match your sense of style and are a reflection of your personality. These are moderately priced, affordable and would make you feel like your favorite actor or singer.

Inspired designer watches are increasingly being used by a growing community of people the world over. People from different parts of the world and varied cultural and demographic origins are now coming together to support these clever looks of some of the latest models of luxurious watches. And why not? If some of the most sought after brands are being made available at comparatively lower costs, any rational person would more than interested in the offer.

Another group of people that could go for these Inspired designer watches are the tech-savvy ones. These watches are clever representations of the originals. As a matter of fact, a lot of technical know-how and expertise go into the making of these watches. Consequently, the technically inclined people and people having a fad for the latest gizmos are more that happy with the timepieces on offer.

You could use the latest replica Inspired designer watches for making a mark on people. Or, you could go for other Inspired designer watches of brands such as Cartier, Tag Heuer, and Chopard depending on which you thing would be the best for you. A wide assortment of brand names and models from specific brands are available that would give you a great leeway in selecting the one that you would be really proud of wearing. As a matter of fact, you could sport one of the inspired designer watches to declare you achievements to the world, albeit in a very subtle way.

Gil of Gilvandia Studio SA loves fashion, that’s why she keeps a close eye on celebrity trends, then scours fast fashion outlets to recreate the look for less.

Gil of Gilvandia Studio SA is a content writer for  Glamour and Co.

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Handbags FYI… BAGVIEW08

September 3, 2008

Handbags FYI




FYI series


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 Today every girl also wants to carry the handbag that her favorite celebrity carries. Celebrity inspired trendy handbags are all the rage today. It’s easy to understand why. When we see celebrities like Jessica Simpson, Angelina Jolie, Halle Berry, Demi Moore, Hiliary Duff, Lindsay Lohan and Reese Witherspoon carrying handbags we want to carry the same handbag too!


Carefully crafted and quality made these handbags are fashionable and echo the very latest handbag trends. You’ll find a wide array of different types of celebrity inspired handbag. You’ll find travel bags, clutches and evening bags, hobo purses, quilted handbags, shoulder bags and many more.


Well, good luck! What you’re going to find is that the quilted Chanel handbag being carried by Rihanna probably costs $2,000 to $2,5 I don’t know many people who can afford that. You may also find that Halle Berry’s Jimmy Choo Mahala bag will set you back a whopping $2,2 I’ll bet you can’t afford that either.



The funny thing is that celebrity inspired and designer inspired trendy handbags are gaining in popularity. With the price of authentic designer handbags skyrocketing and with the pervasive problem of fake designer handbags a lot of women don’t want to risk spending thousands of dollars for a fake. A lot of women today purposely buy fake designer handbags or save even more money and get even more style buying designer inspired handbags.


Have you ever seen the price of a Hermes Birkin handbag? A real one may cost you $10,000 or more. I’ve seen Hermes Birkin handbags with an asking price of $5,000……Ridiculous.


What you can afford however are celebrity inspired handbags. These inspired handbags are not meant to be exact replica handbags. These trendy celebrity inspired handbags are designed taking the most recognizable design element of the original bag and re-working it into a handbag for the masses.


You’ll also be thrilled with the prices. As mentioned above, authentic designer handbags sell for thousands of dollars. Designer inspired handbags are affordable for every woman. With some styles in the $50 – $70 range a lot of women end of finding a handbag style they like and they purchase it in several different colors.





  Gil of Gilvandia Studio SA  loves fashion, that’s why she keeps a close eye on celebrity trends, then scours fast fashion outlets to recreate the look for less.


 Gil of Gilvandia Studio SA  is a content writer for Luxury and Co., Ice and Co., Ice University, Glamour and Co.

For more information on items mentioned in this article, please visit Luxury and Co.