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The History of Camisoles

The History of Camisoles

Believe it or not, that camisole you are wearing has quite the history. Modern-day camisoles come from the historic chemise. Let’s take a closer look into the history of camisoles.

Chemises were originally worn by both men and woman. The “ancient” chemises were more specifically used as undergarments, worn always under the primary set of clothing. As the fashion world changed from medieval times, so did the chemise.

During the Renaissance period, the corset became a fashion “must-have.” The first corsets were worn under the chemise. It was only a matter of time, however, that the fashion industry (even then) began looking for a new solution to the chemise. Afterall, the corset became more elaborate and ornate. The long, thin chemise was not hiding the corset well, so a solution needed to be found.

The solution came during the Victorian era. It was the camisole. Can you believe that the camisole dates back to the Victorian period? Camisoles solved the chemise dilemma. Instead of being long and bulky, the camisole was light and short. Woman soon discovered that they could effectively hid their corsets without also adding weight: the chemise. Camisoles hid the corset well and also kept the illusion of being “thin.” Camisoles soon joined chemises in the fashion “must-have” category. Since panties had not yet been designed, both the camisole and chemises were used as undergarments.

Corsets were not used as widely during the turn of the 20th century, due to rising health concerns. Similarly, women began to enjoy athletics during this time. Thus, bloomers were designed to appeal to the athletic, yet still feminine, woman. “Teddies” became extremely popular because it combined the camisole and bloomers, attached into one piece.

It wasn’t until the 1920s that the teddy became divided into two pieces. Designers began experimenting with teddies… making them “sexier” (shorter, tighter, etc). The 1920’s era marked the beginning of modern-day camisole sets.

Since the 1920’s, the camisole has been taken from being an undergarment to being both an undergarment and outer garment. Camisoles are one of the most widely used staple wardrobe item among women of all ages and backgrounds. Truly, the camisole has come a long way since its origination during the medieval times and clearly defines femininity.…

Catering Your Wedding Day

Catering Your Wedding Day

Your wedding day is something you have dreamed about forever. Maybe the unicorns that you had in mind when you were ten have now been deemed a little over the top, but nonetheless you want a day to remember. You are marrying the love of your life, your best friend, the one and only. You want everything to be perfect. You have planned, planned and planned some more about every aspect but what about the food?

Finding the right caterer is tough, and unless you happen to have one in the family, you’ll have to go hunting for one on your own. The best place to start, like with most things is to ask your friends and family who they used or if they know of anyone who caterers weddings. Armed with this information you can then go and visit with the caterers to see if they would be a good fit. It’s not use waiting till the last minute, however, as they can get booked up. Give yourself a good year if not more (if you live in a highly populated place) to find the perfect one for you.

Menus can be tricky. What do you want to feed your guests? Do you want the food to fit the theme of the wedding (like a barbecued feast for an outside barn style wedding or a lobster tail sit down dinner for a black tie affair) or will a simple menu do? Luckily caterers will have set menus that you can choose from and most will also let you customize what you want served. Maybe you want a little of this and a little of that? They can do that.

Caterers can also be in charge of your dessert table, a candy table or anything else that you wish to incorporate into your big day. Remember that they have done it all before and are experts in making food look and taste great.

Once you have found a caterer and have settled on a budget the fun can begin. You will have your dream wedding dinner all set. Some venues will do in house catering which will save you a lot of time and effort in finding another one, but if you aren’t a fan of their offerings, then by all means bring in your own. After all, this is your once in a lifetime, and you don’t want to be disappointed at the dinner.…

Hottest Trends of Biker Jewelry Online

Hottest Trends of Biker Jewelry Online

In the fashion world today everyone wants to make an intended statement with the jewelry they wear. Nothing makes a stronger statement than biker accessories. Whether you are a lady or a modern man adorning a biker piece of jewelry has the potential to transform your outfit into something trendy.

Biker jewelry is known to be tasteful and quite fashionable than any other type of jewelry in the world. Because of this, new trends tend to emerge every other day. Today, there are lots of biker accessory trends online that will best suit your specific style. Some of the hottest trends of biker accessories online include the following.

Earrings: Today piercing both ears is a commonplace trend for both men and women. The use of biker earrings is now one of the most popular trends in many cities across the world. Biker earrings are beautifully designed with statement images to make anyone look cool and quite attractive. The most popular trend is that of diamond studs with large stones that look quite fashionable. For individuals who cannot afford diamond stud, biker cubic zirconium is still a hot trend that will make you look cool and fashionable on any given day.

Necklaces: Biker necklaces are the other hot trend online. Today many young men and women across the world adorn biker necklaces around their neck. The hottest trend is that of a hemp or leather rope fitted with a stone pendant to give its wearer an earthy look that is popular with cool biker dudes. Gold or platinum chain and pendant necklaces gives you an urban feel and look but if you want a classic artistic look then you should go for a leather rope necklace with a silver or titanium pendant. If you want a hot but still affordable biker necklace then consider one made of stainless steel chain and pendant or a leather rope with a stainless steel pendant.

Rings: Rings are no longer a preserve of the married or the soon to be married couples. In fact, they are some of the most trendy biker accessories items online today. If you want to look and feel cool then it’s time to buy yourself some nice biker rings. Whether it is diamond or gold a biker ring with a visible biker image will make you look fashionable and quite trendy. To make a statement different colors such as pink, turquoise, onyx or amber are used. For a classic look, go for a silver, stainless steel or titanium ring.

Bracelets: Biker bracelets are also slowly becoming a popular fashion trend online this year. They are made of different materials such as gold, silver, titanium and stainless steel among others. They also come in a wide range of styles for both men and women. Classy individuals with some cash to spare go for gold or silver bracelets that give a statement about class. The younger generations want a classic biker look and mostly go for those made of stainless steel, titanium …

Made in China – Designer Handbag Fashion Totally Misunderstood

Made in China – Designer Handbag Fashion Totally Misunderstood

Wow! What’s all this garble about “everything” made in China being counterfeit or fake? Do people understand the design and manufacturing process? Or, are they just determined to squabble about one of the manufacturing industry’s greatest resources?

True, there’s been a lot of media about children’s toys being manufactured poorly. Shame on China for the mess they’ve created. They’ll fix the problem, or they’ll lose business. We all learn from our mistakes, right? Or, at least the smart folks learn. And, let’s face it, China is no dummy!

China has been manufacturing most of the clothing, shoes, handbags, and accessories stocked in all the major department stores throughout the world for many, many years. And, this is not going to fade or go away. China offers low-cost labor for low-end to high-end designer handbags, clothing and just about anything around the house.

Most people don’t understand the truth about the Made in China label. China has been producing most of the Designer Merchandise sold in the USA for very long time. Why? Because the price to manufacture in China keeps prices as low as possible for consumers. People complain about the high price tags on designer handbags, clothing, shoes, and accessories. If the same item made in China was made in the USA or Europe the prices would be doubled or tripled.

If the Hermes Birkin bag was assembled by hand in China instead of France, the price would not be $7,000.00 each. If Italian leather was sent to China for the assembly of Prada handbags, the prices would not be $3,000.00 each. Please put things into perspective.

Burberry’s new management decided to use China for some of its assembled manufacturing needs and people went crazy. The thought of using a designer handbag made in China is misunderstood, misinterpreted, and misguided. The product made in China consists of the same quality of fabric as if it were made in the USA, France, England or Italy. The only difference is the designer item was assembled in China, or any other country offering a cheaper assembly manufacturing process.

Most of the high-end Designers buy fabrics, leathers, and materials from the USA or Europe, pay a premium price for the high-quality fabrication, and then negotiate manufacturing in China. The materials and specifications are sent to China and made. Representatives from each of the Design Houses travel to China or other manufacturing countries to supervise the process. The finished products are shipped to the USA and other parts of the world for sale. It’s a process kept sweet and as simple as possible. It creates jobs and produces a global economy.

Most consumers don’t know the designer manufacturing process or understand the details. They see a Made in China label and assume it’s a counterfeit item or fake. In reality, it’s not. It’s a moderately priced item made in a country which has been stereo-typed. And, we can’t blame the consumer because most of the junk, counterfeit and fake merchandise bearing the trademarks of …

8 Game-Changing Mobile App Trending Categories in 2017

8 Game-Changing Mobile App Trending Categories in 2017

The mobile-first world has brought a series of game-changing market opportunities for enterprises. Apps have become a prime information source for people ranging from buying movie tickets, online shopping, making payments, scheduling routine tasks and much more. From education to entertainment, business to banking, travel to health care, a range of categories has come into existence. Adhering the same, here are the top and most evolving 8 trending categories of 2017 to consider for your next project.

Online Shopping

Nowadays, popular online shopping apps are greatly stimulating the trend of mobile shopping. It helps the users to shop the desired items just by downloading it. With advanced search options on the basis of different categories, age group, prize, special discounts and other festive offers you can help users for making their online shopping trouble-free and faster.

On-demand Service

From shipping your package during holidays to booking an instant car ride, on-demand services apps perform functions that make the human lives simpler. These are a subset of traditional sharing and delivery services. Popular on-demand services are emerging as a reliable, highly accessible source of technology-enabled transportation for people, thereby easing their daily lives.

GPS Navigation

Numerous highly accessible, highly informative navigation maps have come into the picture by now which, offer real-time traffic updates, turn-by-turn directions, bicycle routes and view offline maps as well. Moreover, there is a series of apps that help in planning your most convenient road trip, finding the quickest route to reach your destination and avoid on-route traffic jams.

Business Enhancement

Mobile apps come with such a range of long-term lucrative benefits. Owing to this fact, many organisations are trying to develop powerful mobile applications which, try to simplify their intricate work processes. Enterprise, hybrid, cloud-based, small business, security oriented and many more advanced features promote businesses to a whole new horizon for exploring their growth.

Social Media Networking

Social networking apps hold a great place in both the Play Stores these days. Most of the smartphone users like to access their social media profiles via them instead of using the desktop versions. Moreover, social media networking apps help users to stay connected with the social contacts from anywhere at anytime.

Messaging

Messaging is also one of the top trending categories in 2017. The reason for their increasing popularity is its free availability along with other powerful features such as video, voice call, chatting and much more for communicating and connecting efficiently, easily and quickly. Furthermore, most of the messaging applications these days facilitate regular updates along with high-end features which, enhance the usability experience.

Gaming

Gaming is one of the most profitable and popular categories of recent times and entrepreneurs are seeing it as a great money-making opportunity. Based on the various effective revenue models, gaming applications are generating huge revenues in the recent times by using various ways like paid or free usage, in-game item purchases as well.

Music

While listing the top trending categories of 2017, music apps are gaining wide acceptance. Many music …

How To Get A Guy To Fall In Love With You

How To Get A Guy To Fall In Love With You

Do you feel like fate has singled you out to be alone the rest of your life? Would you like to meet a guy and fall madly in love? If you don’t want to be single forever, do you know how to get a guy to fall in love with you?

When I was young it seemed simple to have lots of boys around. I thought they were all in love with me because it seemed they never wanted to go home. Now that I am older, I think I have a different picture of the situation. My Dad was a cowboy, he told great stories, and we had horses. Those boys might have been smiling and friendly, but I don’t think their visits were about me. They were in love with Dad.

Getting a guy to fall in love with you is more complicated that owning a horse. What will help you is understanding how to develop your personal attraction and magnetism. When you do, it will be easy. But if you are stuck thinking love will never happen for you, you need the following:

*Self assurance

Confidence is magnetizing. This is how you get who you want. Confidence starts with knowing you can take care of yourself wherever you are. Whether you need social skills, a career path, new friends, financial planning, or counseling to handle your emotional issues, help is out there for you if you ask for it.

*Trust

Becoming a trust-worthy person starts with trusting yourself to do the right thing, no matter how difficult the situation. Do you say what you mean and mean what you say? Are your thoughts and words in alignment with your actions? The man you want will fall in love and stay in love if he can trust you.

*Femininity

Feminine women have great power. Men flock to them. True femininity has substance. An attractive woman cares about her spiritual center, her competency at what she does, and the quality of her friendships. She also cares about her appearance, takes care of her health, and stays fit from exercise.

*Words of endearment

Men like women who pay attention to them and pay them compliments. Sincere compliments will attract men to you like bears to honey. If you feel secure with a man, and have been dating him for a while, he will also like to hear terms of endearment like being called sweetie, sugar, darling, and baby.

*Larger purpose

Extremely attractive women know they are fulfilling a greater purpose and are serene about it. They have an inner-based spiritual center that is the foundation under everything they do. They have the kind of energy that calms people and everyone wants to be around them. Wherever they are, they make a contribution, just by their presence.

*Fun

If you have the qualities mentioned above, and you know how to laugh, play, and enjoy yourself wherever you go, you are irresistible.

*Action

If you want to fall in love and stay …

The Problem with Men’s Fashion

The Problem with Men’s Fashion

When it comes to fashion, there are many facets, like those of a glimmering gemstone, to this school of thought. And, it is , believe it or not, a school of thought. On a technical level, fashion is actually a subset of the branch of philosophy known as aesthetics, the study of what we find appealing and why. And, much like philosophy, fashion is something that you interact with on a daily basis, whether you know it or not, and whether or not you care. Fashion is everywhere, and it belongs to everyone. There’s a misconception out there that you can’t be the kind of person who frequents Autozone and still like fashion. In other words, many of us erroneously think that fashion is exclusively for women. (And, for that matter, that being into cars is solely for men.) Men are implicitly taught by society to disregard and reject fashion, and that’s a tragedy, because those of us who are interested in fashion are kind of left high and dry due to the lack of interest creating a lack of options. As for myself, I’ve been wearing the occasional women’s clothing since I was a teenager trying to create a style for myself in the form of long, red overcoats and yoga pants.There was even a brief affair with chokers and fishnet gloves in my teenage years. However, there’s not a lot a man can do with regards to fashion. The apex of men’s fashion is the suit, which is also a “uniform” of sorts for professionals, so that’s unfortunate.

The good news is that the trend of men being pushed away from an interest in fashion is quickly changing, and it’s about time. Today, society is being forced to be more accepting of those who “violate” the “rules” of society in one way or another, and so we can have men who express emotion, who have an interest in “feminine” things like caring about their looks and an interest in fashion. Likewise, the walls are coming down in regards to what women are “allowed” to be interested in. It’s truly a great time to be alive in that regard, at least. Now, if we give a few decades, men’s fashion will have some options worth writing home about, In the meantime, I’m going to continue wearing the bright read women’s overcoat an ex girlfriend’s aunt gave me when I was in high school and look like an anime character.

Warning – Russian Women Dating

Warning – Russian Women Dating

There are times for all of us, when we must make one of the most serious decisions in life: choosing a life partner. Inter-racial marriages are becoming more popular nowadays. Nobody today, would claim that a marriage between an American man and a Russian woman is something uncommon. Even if you are against such an alliance, you must admit that such a marriage is sometimes spectacular.

Many of us have heard about Russian women’s beauty, lifestyle and temper. Certainly, it is still true that Russian ladies are covered with some mystery and mystique. Who are these beautiful and long-distant ladies? Can they be nice, loyal wives? Or are they just wearing a mask, out to achieve their dreams of getting married to a rich and generous man?

The world of Russian women is full of vibrant colors. They are women first and last. And like all ordinary women, Russian ladies desire to be happy and loved. The question is, what are the ways-and-methods they are using to achieve their goals? Most of them are tired of uselessly searching among their countrymen. They feel a great loneliness, and are ready to marry any foreigner who will love and care for them (if a Russian man cannot). In the outcome, the man who marries a Russian lady may find himself disappointed, because he does not get any affection from her side. Well, as with any woman, it takes time to gain her love, so be patient and understanding (and giving).

Secondly, Russian women are more family-oriented than they are career- minded. Their priority is to build a family and raise some children. The love and care of their husband is a great support for them, which they devote themselves totally to, for the sake of a happy family and a successful marriage.

It’s widely known that the beauty and attractiveness of Russian women is phenomenal. Does it mean that Russian ladies take advantage of this? Do they play the game as a vamp, where the woman gets all she wants and leaves her victim to die? Yes and No. Many beautiful Russian women are heartless, and all they want is to leave their country for a better life and conditions. Not all of them however. There are many pretty and kind-hearted Russian women who are sincere, and dream about their foreign prince who will be a real gentleman and a kind father for her children. The cultural foundation of Russian girls is oriented toward making a woman who is beautiful in her inward and exterior. The distinctive feature of these women is that they work hard to be beautiful physically and to keep “shining” in their soul, so they can give all their best to the man who really loves them.…

Learn to Dance For a Big Fat Greek Wedding

Learn to Dance For a Big Fat Greek Wedding

If you’ve seen “My Big Fat Greek Wedding”, then you know that Greek folk dancing is a blast! From the outside, it probably looks a little complicated. There are many different Greek folk dances that are set to particular types of music. A few Greek dances might be too difficult to jump right into, but there is one dance in particular that is very easy to learn and always performed at parties and festivals. Put on your dancing shoes, you’re ready to learn to dance in the Greek folk style!

How To Dance With the Greeks

The first thing to know about Greek folk dancing is how it works. Greek dancing is done in a line, with people lining up from right to left. The “leader” of the dance will almost always be on the right. This lineup, dancing to the right, transforms into a large circle. Once this circle is formed, the leader of the line and the person dancing at the end will be near each other.

Do We Hold Hands?

For most Greek dances, people in a line will hold hands regardless of the gender of the person next to them. There are a few dances where the dancers put their hands on the shoulders of the people next to them (such as the dancing made popular in the film “Never On Sunday”). Many times I see people with no Greek dance experience attempt to hold onto the shoulders of the people next to them. This typically isn’t necessary. Hand-holding is normal and much easier. Typically, the right hand goes on the bottom and the left hand goes on the top. This means that while holding hands with the people next to you, you will have your right hand underneath the hand of the person on your right and your left hand on the top of the person on your left.

Breaking It Down.

The Greek folk dance that you’re going to learn has only six steps. When you think about it that way, it’s pretty simple! These six steps, once mastered, are simply repeated over and over again. There really isn’t much else to it! Here are the six steps: step right with your right foot, left foot crosses behind, step right with your right foot, kick your left foot to the right, step left to your left foot, kick your right foot to the left. That’s it! You really can learn to dance in the Greek folk style!

How To Practice This Dance

It might be easiest to try to learn this dance by yourself or with one other friend. Now, think about the six steps to this dance. Once you can visualize them, it is easier to refer to the steps as: right, left behind, right, kick, left, kick. Make sure that you understand what these directions really mean, though, so that you’re not kicking with the wrong foot, etc.

Take these six steps very slowly at first. Once you complete the last step, …

Lifestyles of the Fabulously Rich and Dissatisfied in the Great Gatsby

Lifestyles of the Fabulously Rich and Dissatisfied in the Great Gatsby

As America’s most famous novel about the Roaring Twenties, The Great Gatsby helped create an image of the 1920’s as a ten-year party ranking high in the list of eras to visit given time-traveling capabilities. The decade is now synonymous with fringed flappers, bobbed hair, and glamorous bootleggers, thanks in part to Fitzgerald’s detailed, albeit inebriated, eyewitness accounts. But don’t let all the booze cloud your thinking; as Fitzgerald tells it, people in the twenties were quite the unhappy bunch.

Just take a look at our narrator, Nick Carraway. Nick presents himself as a neutral observer, but as the story progresses, his dear-diary-style criticisms reveal how little he respects everyone around him (except Gatsby, of course). Fed up with “the whole damn bunch of them,” he eventually dumps his girlfriend, packs up, and heads west to escape the wild party scene. To be fair, however, Nick might not be the best litmus test for happiness, considering the mad showdown he witnesses at the end of the novel. Let’s have a gander at the other main characters in The Great Gatsby – before the ships, “borne back ceaselessly into the past,” really hit the fan.

At the top of the social totem pole are Tom and Daisy Buchanan. From an outsider’s perspective, the two are living the American Dream: they’re a rich, good-looking, respected couple with a dream house and a bouncing baby girl. Incidentally, they also have an abusive, joyless relationships perpetuated by a serious cycle of dependency.

Tom’s the kind of guy who can’t be bothered to show up to the birth of his own kid but refuses to give up having a wife – whom he cheats on, by the way. On the other side of this winning combination is Daisy, the kind of woman who could have any man she wanted but lacks the self-respect to apply that to anyone worth having. When Daisy turns Gatsby down and Tom throws him to the wolves, we pretty much decide that the two deserve each other.

Jordan Baker seems to be the only person in society’s upper crust who isn’t concerned with keeping up appearances. She’s worldly and hard to fool, which contrasts sharply with Tom and Daisy’s need to deceive themselves and others. Recognizing the game that’s being played doesn’t mean Jordan’s above it, however; it just makes her cynical, dishonest, and bored. So much for the truth setting you free.

Since living at the top obviously doesn’t make you happy, let’s look at the theme of dissatisfaction in Great Gatsby among characters at “working class” end of the spectrum. George and Myrtle Wilson’s relationship can be described as a mirror image the dynamic between Tom and Daisy. George is a smart, hardworking guy who genuinely cares for his wife. His reward? Myrtle sleeps around with Tom because George is too poor and effeminate for her taste. Yeah. Nothing says “real man” like an adulterer who beats you up. And since the relationship ends in a gruesome manslaughter-murder-suicide, …