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Western Influence on Indian Fashion Wear

Western Influence on Indian Fashion Wear

Due to British colonialism in India, India’s culture has been significantly affected by the West. With globalization, Indian fashion today does reflect the Western influence. Halter tops, handkerchief-cut kurtas etc are common today and have become a part and parcel of one’s wardrobe. With 28 states, 7 union territories and multiple dialects, India is a land of great diversity and each state has its own unique fashion.

Conventional sarees, blouses, salwar kameezes and necklines have undergone great changes. The latest Indian fashion trend has a touch of the West. Indian fashion designers are working day in and day out to meet the new demands of the market. Let us see some of the Western influences on Indian dresses.

Short- Style Kurtis

Even a few years ago, traditional kurtis with bold prints were popular among the masses. Though they still continue to be in demand, yet short-style kurtis with halter necklines are giving their traditional counterpart a tough competition. Earlier, kurtis were worn along with chudidars, but today wearing them over jeans is the latest Indian fashion. Right from a celebrity, to the girl next door, short-style kurtis are a rage. Floor length anarkalis are also in high demand these days.

Casual Crinkled Crepes & A-Lined Skirts

Lehengas have always been loved by ladies among all age groups. The traditional embroidered lehenga is one of the best Indian bridal wears. However, lehengas have evolved into a casual crinkled crepes and A-lined skirts which are considered ideal for a party, social gathering or an informal meeting.

Half-Lehenga Style Saree

Saree is the most traditional Indian wear. Sarees are the perfect wear during weddings, religious functions and parties. However, the latest Indian fashion has seen the evolution of a new style saree which mixes both the saree and lehenga into a single wear. This is capturing everyone’s attention. This type of saree is known as half-lehenga style saree. This is pretty comfortable for those who are not well-acquainted with the traditional hanging saree.

Strap & Halter Neck Blouses

Earlier and even now, short-sleeved or long-sleeved blouses are very much popular among ladies. However, today blouses with straps and halter neck styles have also started making inroads. These types of blouses have become very common and are in great demand.

Denims

Denims are highly popular among men and women in India. Earlier in parties, formal wear was a common sight. Though it still is, yet today in many parties and even in offices, there is no dearth of people wearing denims. There are several international brands of denims available in India and each and every day the market is witnessing arrival of new designs.

There are always new styles which are developing from time to time. The western influence on Indian clothing is making them trendy and elegant. A new design can evolve anywhere. It is up to us to adapt to the changes according to our own style, convenience, preference and choice.…

Perfume – A Money Making Business

Perfume – A Money Making Business

Perfume has been around for ages; for longer than we can even fathom. It has become so ingrained in a woman’s essence that most women won’t leave home without it. Among many perfumes to choose from, Bvlgari perfume has made great strides in the world of scents; a world that everyone wants a piece of.

The perfume industry is at its peak for women’s cosmetics. Almost every department store in the world sells it, as well as many stores and private owned businesses. That is because of their money making capabilities and the attraction that it brings to women.

Every business that is anything wants a piece of some sort of perfume stock. That is because the liquid magic that casts spells on the world has a way with women and men everywhere; and the money is not so bad either. Perhaps perfume is so ingenious because of the way it makes people feel. It has the ability to make a woman feel like she is dressed up and fancy with just a quick spray from a bottle.

Not only does every store in the world want to sell this much in demand product; but every brand name out there wants to start there own. Just like Bvlgari started out in jewelry and other fine products; so too it was not long in coming before Bvlgari perfume was in the making. Everybody who is somebody, and even those who are not, want to make their own perfume because of being such a wanted and needed product.

There are never enough smells and never enough names. Movie stars, as well as any Joe on the street will make their own line. The way it sells is by appearing as unique and exotic, and having that perfect scent. There is never enough perfumes on the market, which is why every day you will hear of a new line.

When starting out, all it takes is one person to wear it and question what it is for it to take off. A lot of times this is how small companies make it big. Perfume has a way of attracting the person wearing it and the person surrounding them.

Perhaps it is a good business to start; making your own perfume. It can really make it with the right tools. If you have the right name, a catchy slogan, and good products; that is a starting point. No matter that you are not a popular brand name; everyone starts out small.

You may not become the next Bvlgari perfume, but if it is such a money making business due to its very high demand, you may at as well give it a shot. Nobody said it is a sure win, but it certainly does not hurt to try. If you attract the right crowd, you may just have your in. After all, it may only take one person (or one nose) to set the trend and bring in the hordes once they smell something …

Trendy Formal Wear for Women!

Trendy Formal Wear for Women!

Working women always found themselves in confusion while selecting the office wear. Modern trends have made the formal clothes quite stylish and colorful. Now, professional ladies have enough hot and trendy choices in formal clothing that they can wear to their workplace. The formal dresses are now no longer dull and boring, unlike earlier days. Jot down the ideas given below to spruce up your professional look:

Fashionable Kurtis and leggings: Ladies, to keep yourself fat ease while juggling between the different office tasks, introduce designer kurtis to your formal collection. The light fabric, impressive prints, and cool colors available in kurtis make them a must-have for every working lady, especially for the summer season. Elegance comes effortlessly in these kurtis and they can be instantly paired up with trousers, jeans or leggings. The finely crafted necklines and embroidery make kurtis a hot favorite among the females. Wear sandals or slippers with kurtis to attain an easy look.

Classy trousers and wide leg pants: To enhance your professional look, grab some classy trousers and wide leg pants. Wear them with colorful blouses and shirts to attain a classy formal look. Neutral shades like beige and gray would pep up your classy formal appearance. To add to your style, carry a big leather handbag. Pumps on feet would complement your attire.

Western dresses to ooze your ‘oomph’ factor: Dresses such as pencil skirts and fitted blouses help ladies to accentuate their curves, but in a professional manner. Silky and ruffle tops and knee length dresses can add more charm to your personality. Wear these dresses to your office to spread a fresh breath of style. Team them up with gladiators or thin heeled shoes. Don long and stylish necklaces with these dresses.

Pick bright colors: Neutral shades certainly rule the world of office wear, but now you can splash exciting hues at your workplace. Solid colors and funky hues are now no more restricted to fun clothing. Workplaces welcome the gals wearing eye-catching colorful attire. So, add more colors to your formal collection. Wear bright colored jeans or trousers within heeled boots. Accessorize with glossy belts.

Business casuals: To keep yourself at ease, pick some business casuals like t-shirts, shirts, and jeans. Carry a cool look and feel comfortable while wearing the attractive tees and tailored jackets. To make your casual look influential, put your feet into casual shoes. Accessories such as beaded necklace and cute earrings would pep up your style.

To get a new professional look, try the above suggested kurti styles and other style mantras. Become a woman of substance while wearing statement dresses at your workplace. Refresh your formal collection while adding some more trendy garbs. Get over the dull and boring formal appearance that you used to flaunt until now. Indulge in style and carry a unique persona while picking your formal wears from some designer labels. Keep giving surprises to your colleagues while adorning tunics every now and then. Discover a personalized style with these …

What an Aquarius Man Likes in a Woman

What an Aquarius Man Likes in a Woman

Many women have had the experience of becoming friends and then lovers with an Aquarius man. These men are fiercely loyal as friends and once you develop a close friendship with a man born under this astrological sign it’s easy to fall in love. If you are wondering what an Aquarius man likes in a woman, the answer is fairly simple. Someone who is independent and enjoys the social scene is likely to capture his heart.

Intelligence is something that an Aquarius man likes in a woman. He wants someone who can hold a conversation with him about everything from politics to sports. If you have your eye on a certain Aquarius man it’s a great idea to brush up on what’s happening in the world. He’ll be so impressed when you start a conversation about one of the hot topics in the news. If you can keep his brain stimulated, you’ll never lose his attention. Don’t try and fake knowing what he’s talking about though. He’ll see through this immediately and will find it completely unattractive. This is actually a great way to lose an Aquarius man.

Jealousy doesn’t work well if you have your heart set on a relationship with a man born in late January through mid February. These men are very social and see absolutely no harm in speaking to other women and having women friends. If you follow his lead and surround yourself with interesting people of both genders, the Aquarius man will find this irresistible. You’ll be showing him that you are fine with his choice in friends and you’ll also show him that you can be friends with other men without any romantic entanglements.

Understanding is also what an Aquarius man likes in a woman. If you two had plans and he suddenly needs to change them in favor of an important obligation, don’t pout. The same is true if he forgets your birthday or anniversary. The truth is that these men just don’t put as high of value on special dates as other do. It’s not because the day means less to him, it’s just that it’s not in the forefront of his mind. If it’s important to you that he does remember, remind him yourself. He’ll appreciate the gesture and you won’t be left feeling neglected.

Long term commitment isn’t high on the priority list of men born under this sun sign. If you have your heart set on a marriage proposal it may be a long time coming. It’s important to remember how much he means to you and how much you value the relationship. Don’t ever push an Aquarius man on commitment as it can make him back away. Instead, focus on the positives of the relationship. He’ll love you even more for doing so.…

The History of Colin’s Jeans Brand

The History of Colin’s Jeans Brand

The history of made to measure jeans by Colin’s started in 1983 when a Turkish businessman Nurettin Eroglu and his four brothers established a small garment manufacture called “Eroglu Holding”. Originally the factory produced coats and down jackets, but in 1986 the first jeans were manufactured there. That year the trademark “Kulis” was introduced. The production grew and by 1992 the company manufactured 1500 pairs of jeans a day. The brand was that year renamed and called “Colin’s Jeans”. The first sewing factory occupying a space of 10.000 square kilometers was opened.

In 1993 the company begins to export its jeans abroad. Today Colin’s Jeans are sold in the USA, Western and Eastern Europe, Russia and Middle East.

Colin’s Jeans brand has chosen the right marketing strategy from the start. Unlike other Turkish manufacturers of denim, Colin’s Jeans brand didn’t try to copy jeans models produced by world established companies. Instead of this the brand made inexpensive clothes of good quality and advertised for its own trademark. This policy contributed to the success of the brand all over the world.

By the end of the 1990s Colin’s Jeans already had 11 shops in Turkey and 6 shops abroad. The brand also introduced a new more expensive denim line called “Loft”. In 1997 Central Office and trading center Marka&Marka in Istanbul were opened. According to the conception Marka&Marka Eroglu started production for the leading world manufacturers of custom tailored jeans: Levi’s, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Lacoste, Next, Polo, GAP, Ralph Lauren, Lee Cooper, Matalan and Liz Clairbone. In 1998 a factory occupying a space of 35.000 square kilometers was opened, followed by the largest denim clothes manufacturing factory in Europe opened in 2003 and occupying a space of 45.000 square kilometers, capable of producing 17 million of clothes pieces a year. In 2005 Eroglu Company Group bought one of the biggest jeans brands in Europe “Big Star”, fortifying its positions on the world markets.

Today the company is represented in 33 countries and has more than 24.000 employees. The brand produces men’s, women’s and children’s clothes and each season introduces more than 2000 models of customized jeans for the new collection, following the latest trends of the world fashion. Colin’s represents an entire production cycle, including draft designing of jeans models, construction, curve gradation, sewing of clothes pieces, packing and delivery of ready goods to the customers. The most progressive technologies of processing and dye are used in Colin’s Jeans manufactory.

The product range includes jeans, denim jackets, shirts, skirts, waistcoats, dresses, shorts, overalls, as well as cotton and knitted wear like tops, T-shirts, sweaters, smocks. Colin’s also continues to manufacture outer garments, coats and jackets. Clothes for children and various accessories also belong to the product palette of the company.

The brand now has 300 shops in Turkey and more than 1000 abroad, thus becoming a rightful competitor of the leading world denim brands.…

The Wedding Eve "Slumber Party"

The Wedding Eve "Slumber Party"

There is an old custom that the bride and groom should not see each other after the rehearsal dinner the night before their wedding. With so many couples living together before they are married, this means that at least one of them will need to spend that night somewhere else. It is also customary that the bride will spend her last night as a single woman in the company of her closest female friends, having a wedding eve “slumber party”.

Unlike the type of slumber parties that girls have growing up, the wedding eve gathering should definitely end with the guest of honor turning in early. Don’t get so caught up chatting with your girlfriends that you forgo your beauty sleep! It is the job of the bride’s friends to see to it that she is well rested on the morning of the wedding.

The wedding eve slumber party is a great time for the bride to reminisce over the great times that she has shared with her friends. Often these are very old friends, and they have shared many happy adventures together. Although she will no doubt be keeping her close friends, things can change when a woman gets married, so it is nice to have this special time to share memories with her dear friends.

This is also a good opportunity for the bride to talk through any nervousness she may have about the wedding day. Hopefully at this point, she does not have any question about her decision to get married, but many brides will feel some anxiety about the actual proceedings. It is up to her friends to reassure the bride that everything will surely go off without a hitch, and that she will have the wedding that she has always dreamed about.

There are plenty of other things that go on the night before the wedding. If the bride or her bridesmaids need to touch up their manicure or pedicure, this is the perfect time to take care of it (don’t wait until the morning of the wedding). It is also fun to share a bottle of Champagne in celebration of the bride and groom.

The wedding eve slumber party can be a time when wedding jewelry gifts are presented. If the groom has picked out something special to give to his bride-to-be, he can give it to her maid of honor to present to her the night before the wedding. This works out very well, because often the groom will have consulted the maid of honor about any gifts of wedding jewelry that he was considering, to make sure that they matched the bridal gown. This is the sort of surprise that any bride would love to receive!

Most of all, the wedding eve slumber party is a time for the bride to relax in the company of good friends. These are likely the same women who have supported her and guided her throughout the wedding planning process, and it will mean so much …

Pashmina Shawls – What Color Shawl Can I Wear With a Red Dress?

Pashmina Shawls – What Color Shawl Can I Wear With a Red Dress?

Shawls and wraps! Whatever the occasion may be, whether it is the corporate Christmas party that your company is having, or an elegant charity ball in one of the classiest venues in town… the main point of concern that most women would have would be: what to wear? Of course, most women would want to stand out from the crowd and not want be singled out as drab or boring during the event.

The best way to achieve this effect is with a red dress.

Red is now considered as the new neutral for corporate attires, but it can also be used as a dress color if you really want to stand out from the ordinary multitude and be noticed. Wearing a red dress can really catch people’s attention and would make them stop and listen to what you want to say, particularly in a public or social event that you are heading to.

However, wearing a red dress can also limit your accessories as most coats would not be proper to wear and this would be to your disadvantage particularly if the weather or the venue is quite cold. The best way to remedy this is by wearing a shawl or a shrug, which can bring you to this one particular question: what color shawl can I wear with a red dress?

The Allures of a Red Dress:

The red dress is the best thing to wear if you want to attract attention to yourself at the party or the event, as most people would not even dare or have the confidence to wear such a bold color in such a public place. Wearing it with confidence would have everyone’s eyes on you.

You can wear a red dress that is fit to flatter your figure more and look really, really sexy, or you can be modest and wear a cut that is not so flattering but would still look hot in red. A red dress can be worn at practically any season, but would suit the holidays well if worn with a woolen scarf or shawl. Some modern women, who are unconventional in their taste, would prefer to wear red for their wedding dress, complete with red accessories and all. That would really look rather stunning and different at the same time, but the bottom line is still there – they would really like to stand out and look good.

Style and Functionality of Wearing a Shawl:

Men and women from different cultures, race and nationalities have been wearing shawls for centuries; some for aesthetic purposes while others are purely functional. Shawls can protect the wearer from the elements and from the cold. They can be worn to cover the shoulders or the neck or wrapped around the head as a turban. In some cultures, shawls are worn around the body as part of the traditional garment. In modern times, shawls are worn both for its functional use as well as a fashion accessory and have been a …

The Difference of Wedding Customs Between China and America

The Difference of Wedding Customs Between China and America

The wedding custom is an important element of different cultures. Different traditions and customs can be represented vividly in the wedding customs, so wedding customs are of meaningful symbolic customs.

Apparently, the wedding customs of China and America reveal the traditional cultures of the two countries. The difference of wedding customs between China and America reveals the difference in thinking model, value orientation, and code of conduct as well as religion beliefs of the two countries.

The culture can influence people’s acknowledgment and the opinion towards the outside world. Different countries own their different culture. So, there sure is the difference in the thinking model which is represented obliviously between the two types of cultures.

As the development of the communication, the two countries’ wedding ceremonies influence each other also. Moreover, the combination of the two counties’ wedding ceremony shows that not only the culture conflict but also the culture combination exist. The thesis shows us a clear picture of the differences in the wedding customs between China and America and traces the reasons for the occurrence the differences.

The betrothal the preparation or things need to do after weddings are all different in the western and eastern countries.

The preparation for a Chinese traditional wedding day is complicated and busy. The installation of the bridal bed is an important element on the day before the wedding. An auspicious hour and a “good-luck woman” or “good-luck man”, that is a man or women with many children and living mates, will be selected to install a newly purchased bed. For the same reason, the bed was scattered with red dates, oranges, lotus seeds, peanuts, pomegranates and other fruits. Several chefs must be invited for preparing the wedding feast which usually takes place in the courtyard of the boy’s house. The bride has to bathe in water infused a variety of grapefruit the night before the wedding day to cleanse her evil and soften her skin.

There always a honeymoon after the wedding in America but which is not the must-have for Chinese pairs. From the ancient Anglo- Saxon customs, the groom needs to take his bride away immediately after the wedding to avoid the robbing of the bride by another man. Now honey moon is no more regarded as of this purpose, it is the most happy and expectable time for the new pair as the celebration of their new marriage.…

How to Tell If a Man is Just Dating You For Sex

How to Tell If a Man is Just Dating You For Sex

Any woman can get a man. But the game a woman has to back up her looks will help her keep a man. When a man is first getting to know a woman, he usually puts her into one of two categories:

1. The potential girlfriend category.
2. The potential sex partner category.

Now the requirements for a woman to be placed in the potential girlfriend category varies, depending on a man's particular needs and needs. Before a man places a woman in this category, he looks at her credentials. And the credentials could include a hundred things. A man might take a woman's educational background into consideration. He might consider her culinary skills. He may take her sense of humor, her diet regimen, her sex appeal, or a host of other things into consideration before he puts a woman into the potential girlfriend category. But it does not take much for a man to put a woman into the potential sex partner category. The requirements are minimal. As a matter of fact, a woman just needs to have two things in order to get placed into the potential sex partner category:

1. A sex organ
2. A pulse

In most cases, when a woman is first dating a man, if she does not meet any of his qualifications to become a potential girlfriend or mate, she automatically gets placed in the potential sex partner category.On the other hand, a woman in Most cases actually has to like something about a man before she will have sexual relations with him, and she will require him to have certain credentials before she gets physical with him. So a lot of women end up thinking that just because a man wants to sleep with them, he must see some special qualities in her as well.

Which brings us to: A man does not have to like you to have sex with you. A very common question that I often hear women ask is, "If a man just wants sex, how come he does not just say that in the beginning?" The answer is, most men at least have some common sense. Let's be realistic, ladies. Do you honestly think that a man is going to step to you and say "Hey look, I just want to hit that ass?" If he did, you would dismiss him with the quickness. Men know that, so guys at least have enough common sense to know what to say, and what not to say, to get what they want and not salt their own game. So ladies, it's up to you to figure out what a man's true agenda is, instead of complaining about what he should tell you, and what he bought to be doing. …

Skull Rings – A Great Fashion Statement

Skull Rings – A Great Fashion Statement

As everyone knows, skull accessories have close resemblance to our mankind. These articles are designed like a human cranium. Normally, it would not be a personal option of most of the people to make a choice of an evil ring. You need to have a different perspective of your life to enjoy and sport the biker stuff. There is no need to have guts to sport skull article. Anyone who is sportive enough to experiment would not mind wearing a skull ring. People who treasure rings and have a fancy of them are out to buy a skull ring.

There are quite a few reasons for sporting biker articles. The reasons of having biker ornament could be for a fashionable style statement or for adornment, religious reasons, superstition etc., whereas some feel it is a fashion statement and others might think that it is too loud, appealing and threatening. Often, skull ornaments are symbolized for fear of some unknown thing or mortality.

Many people have a misconception that the skull articles can be only worn by daring and adventurous people and the citadel of these things apply to a male. The effluence of time has twisted this into a jewelry item that even a woman would like to flaunt as a part of their makeover of jewelry. Now, both the sexes like to wear these skull ornaments. There is a very good market for sterling silver skull and leather skull rings available for both genders.

Generally, men who wear the skull stuff live their life on their edge. You might be seeing a number of rock bands wearing biker ornaments to express them for a style statement.

There is a variety of design and color in skull articles. Some type of rings like the demon ones can also be customized and made according to the person’s choice of metal pattern and finesse. Colored eyes skull rings are the most popular among the biker rings. Even women like such kind of stuff as they feel that it compliments their attire or adds vibrancy of color or love of unknown. A skull ornament can be made out of a lot of metals, but sterling silver stands out of the rest. The intricacies of carving are seen in the silver skull ring. The takers of the skull ring are also in the tinsel town. No one can forget Johnny Depp sporting the skull ring. Due to his liking for skull rings they have become a hot thing to wear. Recently, Depp has also possessed one solid gold studded skull ring. Even the Metallica band artists and Paris Hilton have sported these skull ornaments.…