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Don’t be a ninny, go skinny! Skinny jeans, unlike jeggings, feature a solid denim texture and typically have real pockets on the rear. A good fit is snug but has a little stretch in any places that need it. They’re acceptable anywhere jeans are, and the dark wash rule still applies for dressier occasions. Since celebrities have been rocking tapered jeans since the ‘50s, it’s pretty safe to say skinny jeans have past the trend phase and become a wardrobe staple.
For Every Shape
Skinny jeans aren’t just for skinny bodies. You can have curves and wear skinnies. It’s just a matter of trying different brands and styles to find the perfect fit for your body type. Even slim jeans should keep everything contained, so check for muffin top before buying.
At Every Age
It’s all about how you wear skinny jeans, not how old you are when wearing them. Keep your entire ensemble, including jewelry or accessories, age-appropriate and you’ll look as young as you feel.
On Top
Short or tight shirts are not recommended, unless you’ve got the model-thin abs. Long, loose-fitting tops are a fashionable choice that effectively hide potential problem areas. Tunics work well, as does belting a long blouse. Mix it up with something different like long, asymmetrical tees.
With Every Step
Ankle booties and pumps are great with skinny jeans because they elongate your legs. You’ll be a showstopper on the street in slingbacks or cage sandals. If you prefer longer boots, the skinny jean should easily slip inside. Flats offer a comfortably classic look but won’t give your legs the same oomph as heels. For more foot support, opt out of athletic shoes and go for a stylish oxford. Just keep the footwear sleek to maximize the jean’s slenderizing effect.

How to wear leggings

It’s all about legs, baby. Leggings have made a comeback but not as they were in the 80s. Today’s fashionable woman avoids the shiny fabrics and neon colors of the past. Instead, she turns to a thicker, more solid legging without shine that conceals rather than reveals.
Solid or Print?
Solid leggings can be worn under other solid colors or prints. Leggings with a print or pattern typically look best when coupled with a solid color. You certainly don’t want to wear prints that compete with each other and confuse the eyes. In the summer, a bright, printed legging is stunning under a white tunic top.
Jackets and Sweaters
Enjoy layering up your leggings with comfortable cover ups. Long cardigans (at least mid-thigh length) look great with leggings and a curt top underneath. A short jacket or blazer can be just as charming with leggings, just be sure the shirt is long enough to cover your bum if the jacket isn’t. Denim jackets and leggings also go well with shorter-length dresses or skirts. Scarves are the go-to accessory for all of the above.
Tunics and Long Tops
Without a cover up, leggings work well under tunics, chemises, long tops and dresses. When wearing cotton leggings, the trick is to pick silky fabrics that won’t stick or catch on your legs while you walk. Don’t skimp on the fabric softener and all should be well.
Leggings can have a great minimizing effect when well-accessorized. If your goal is to keep eyes off your midsection, raise the focal point of onlookers with a cute scarf, eye-catching earrings or short necklaces. With long sweaters, vests and tops, adding a wide belt can turn a simple outfit into the image of chic. Plus, you’ll be creating an hourglass figure on your own terms.
With casual knit leggings, cute flats are a comfortable way to complete your look. With a layered look, boots are also optimal.

How to wear boots! !,,

right style and length to compliment your outfit.
When choosing your boots, consider your outfit. The hemline of full, loose-fitting skirts and dresses should gently drape over the top of your boots. Shorter, tighter skirts and dresses should allow for a couple inches or more between the hem and the boot.
Ankle-Length Boots & Booties
Studded, sequined or sexy black ankle boots are perfect for parties or a night out on the town. Short booties look great with leggings, ankle pants or even jeans. Stately, simple ankle boots can be work appropriate, particularly when worn with tailored pants.
Country Chic Boots
Nothing says country chic like denim jeans or a cotton dress and a sturdy pair of boots. Boots inspired by wild western culture or the farm life of the Midwest look appropriately traditional when partnered with denim and cotton.
High-Heeled Boots
High-heels add a little power in every step. High-heeled boots, particularly in leather or suede, are often dressy enough for work or the weekend. For a business casual work environment, consider wearing boots with shirt dresses or a collared shirt and tailored skirt. For the weekend, try wearing boots with a belted tunic.
Classic Height Boots
Transition your favorite lightweight summer dresses into the fall season with a pair of classic length boots and your cover up of choice. Use this trick again at winter’s end to bring out spring dresses a little early when the weather warms up but still has a chill in the air.
Thigh-Length Boots
Turning heads is easy in a pair of thigh highs. If you’re dying to wear a mini skirt or shorts, thigh-length boots are the way to go. Black leather used to be synonymous with the nightclub scene, but designers are putting out classy thigh high designs in black and other neutrals like brown, grey or white to be worn at any time of day. As with any tall boot, remember to put on tights or long socks to protect both your legs and your boots from wear.


TUESDAY, JULY 27, 2010

I die

Like Literally...

Is anyone else excited about The Rachel Zoe project starting again?

I wish i had her job, or maybe just her closet.
The show starts August 2nd, 10 pm Bravo.

Get excited. I know I am.

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                         Cape Town Fashion Festival

“Why does a trade union devote time and energy to fashion promotion? Our mandate has jobs at its heart: the quality of jobs and the quantity of jobs, more jobs and better jobs, as the best means to combat poverty and social disintegration. Fashion is a vehicle to that goal. Behind the fun, the glamour, the images, there is a serious business and a major employment opportunity and reality.”
Ebrahim Patel, SACTWU General Secretary,Gala Fashion Night, 2007

The Cape Town Fashion Festival is South Africa 's biggest sectoral promotion of local products and was launched in 2002 by SACTWU to promote the local clothing, textile and design sectors. The Festival forms part of SACTWU's programme to save jobs and promote and develop the fashion manufacturing industry, embracing clothing, textile, leather and footwear.
In a world cluttered with many fashion events, the Cape Town Fashion Festival offers a fresh take on the fashion industry.

Since its inception in 2002, the Cape Town Fashion Festival has played a major role in promoting all aspects of the South African fashion industry. It has distinguished itself from other fashion events in that it promotes only South African products, gives a voice to workers and highlights fair labour practices, has a strong focus on fashion manufacturing in addition to design, draws tens of thousands of participants through its link with workers in the industry, and draws together stakeholders from industry, retail, labour, government, designers, and the media.

The Cape Town Fashion Festival aims to foster an awareness and appreciation of the link between fashion design and jobs. The festival celebrates the interconnectedness of all parts of the supply chain in this vital industry; encouraging a proudly South African ethic from designers, through workers, manufacturers and retailers to consumers.

The Cape Town Fashion Festival has uniquely incorporated all players in the fashion pipeline, from the designers, tailors and dressmakers through to the CMTs, manufacturers, retailers and the consumer. The Fashion Festival's main objectives since its inception have been to:

  •   Assist the development of sustainable, high value-added exports through the creation of a robust domestic market
  •   Encourage and support design and fashion innovation
  •   Showcase innovation of the industry value chain
  •   Provide mentorship, training and development for industry
  •   Promote investment in the industry and the geographic region
  •   Create and maintain quality jobs in South Africa
  •   Encourage skills development for workers and designers
  •   Highlight the role and contribution of the workers in the industry
  •   Showcase Cape Town and the Western Cape as an innovative and creative hub for fashion development

The South African clothing, textile and footwear industry has huge employment prospects as it is the most labour intensive sector in manufacturing. Employment is currently about 200 000 and there is potential for further growth both directly and indirectly. The industry is an important employer in both urban and rural areas.

Events of The Fashion Festival

The Cape Town Fashion Festival comprises a number of different events to promote local design and manufacturing. Most of the events take place in the first half of the year, while the Spring Queen starts in July and culminates in the final event at the Good Hope Centre in November. Being a dynamic festival, venues and concepts change from year to year. These are however the central elements:

City Catwalk

The City Catwalk is outdoors, free and great fun. Professional models and clothing and textile workers participate in the Catwalk wearing locally designed and produced fashion, while local musicians, such as Judith Sephuma and Jamali, entertain.

Fashion Imbizo

The Fashion Imbizo creates a platform for industry leaders to discuss pressing issues and the development of the industry. Lately issues like the China Quotas and the Customised Sector Programme have been on the agenda. The discussions are followed by fashion shows that highlight the innovative side of the industry.

Gala Fashion Night with the Cape Town Fashion Awards

The Gala Fashion Night is a sophisticated event containing the best of local fashion and music. Since 2006, the Fashion Awards have also been presented at this event. The awards recognise excellence in the clothing, textile, footwear and design sectors and promote public awareness of the achievements of the industry.

Shopping Centre Fashion Shows

The festival brings fashion to the people through fashion shows in shopping centres around Cape Town , including at Cavendish Square , the Promenade in Mitchell's Plain and the V&A Waterfront. These shows are linked with the retailers in the centres, where South African-made clothing can be bought.

CTFL SETA Graduation

Hundreds of workers receive their certificates at the learnership graduation ceremony hosted by SACTWU and the Clothing, Textile, Footwear and Leather SETA.
The ceremony highlights some of the positive aspects of the industry and helps to instil confidence and pride in ordinary workers who can celebrate their skills gains.

Spring Queen

The annual SACTWU Spring Queen & Fashion Pageant, although much older than other Festival events, is an important part of the Festival. The Spring Queen sees clothing and textile workers in locally made fashion on the catwalk and the final draws thousands to the Good Hope Centre in November every year.


This term does not just define all the latest or the most popular or the most famous clothes. In reality this social phenomenon involves more importance. In some way fashion helps us to show who we are and depict our personality in the terms of visual information. In the way we choosing clothes we show our attitude to world and other people. It is also some kind of communication. We put some of our personality at everything, how we behave at different situations, what we eat and which style of clothes we choose at shops. All the parts of it build the main stream of fashion. But in spite of our personality every person at the world have something in common. Even if it’s the smallest thing. All over the world there are a lot of people who have the same tastes, who choose the same food and trousers of the same kind. There are a lot of traits which build the fashion of today. 

 All tends which influence us show which social group we belong to. It is called common replete identical life style. The most representative trend is wearing the latest and getting things which considered to be fashionable. Modern society create fashion on branding. There are not companies and manufactures anymore. Customers think in the terms of brands. Entrepreneurs are able to occupy niche and communicate to their target market offering people of a definite life style what they want and need, Or even create a demand by themselves.  l
But you should not inhibit the true meaning of modern fashion. What is the essential sense of fashion? It is all about how society feels itself mentally. Fake fashion has not life. There is not any chances to survive for it. People and societies create fashion and make it the standard of life. That’s why modern trends represent the condition of society and carry what we call an environment. Fashion is the representative of modern ethics also. If you do not like the modern fashion you do not like the condition of modern society.

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