Interesting Facts On Fashion’s Favourite Rebel Vivienne Westwood

Largely responsible for bringing modern punk and new wave into the mainstream, not only is Dame Vivienne Westwood a fashion designer, activist and businesswoman, but also most certainly a fashion mastermind.

Punk pioneer Vivienne Westwood is undoubtedly one of Britain’s most recognizable living icons and has left a clear mark in the fashion world, as well as in other areas. Her contributions to modern times are not only creative, but also political and cultural.

Get to know the fashion world’s favorite rebel with these interesting facts of her life and career.

1. She was born Vivienne Isabel Swire

She became Vivienne Westwood when she married Derek Westwood. The marriage only lasted 3 years.

2. Vivienne is a war baby.

She was born during World War II on April 8, 1941 to working class parents in Tintwistle, Derbyshire, England. She lived in a part of the country that had grown up in the Industrial Revolution. She didn’t know about art galleries, seen an art book, nor been to the theatre.

3. She almost gave up fashion and art

Vivienne started sewing clothes for herself at the age of 12 and studied fashion and silversmithing at the University of Westminster’s Harrow School of Art at age 17. But after only 1 term, she left to study at a teacher-training college and eventually became a primary school teacher. Reason why she left the university – she didn’t know how a working-class girl like herself could possibly make a living in the art world.

4. Fashion still calls for her.

Even as a teacher, Vivienne still was able to create her own jewellery, which she would sell at a stall on Portobello Road. She even made her own wedding dress for her wedding with Derek Westwood. After her split with Derek, she met art student and soon to be music business maverick Malcolm McLaren and he became her business partner and lover for 10 years.

5. Vivienne Westwood is the Godmother of Punk

Malcolm opened doors for her in the fashion and art world starting by dressing up the punk rock band that Malcolm managed, the Sex Pistols. The partners soon opened a boutique on King’s Road in Chelsea and called “Let It Rock”, later known as “Sex”, then as “Too Fast To Live Too Young To Die”, “Seditionaries” and lastly “Worlds Ends”. When it opened, the shop proved to be an important fashion and cultural centre for the punk movement, which began in the 70’s in the UK, then spread around the world, and is still very much alive today.

6. A Fashion Mastermind continues to evolve

After the punk era, Vivienne experimented with other themes in the early years of her career starting with her main women’s ready-to-wear line entitled “Pirate” that offered a romantic look which burst onto the fashion scene of the British capital and ensured the collection’s place in history. Her following collections took inspirations from diverse sources such as the film ‘Blade Runner’, the desert landscape, undergarments and Tokyo’s neon signs. She dubbed the period in her career from 1981 to 1985 as “New Romantic” and the one from 1988 to 1992 as “The Pagan Years”. During the latter period, Vivienne’s heroes changed from punks and ragamuffins to ‘Tatler’ girls wearing clothes that parodied the upper class.

7. She does the unexpected

Fast forward to present day… 2014 was a big year for Westwood. She designed not only the new Virgin Atlantic uniforms but also beloved pop culture icon Miss Piggy’s wedding dress for the Disney film ‘Muppets Most Wanted’. The highly anticipated wedding of Miss Piggy and her groom Kermit the Frog took place at the Tower of London where the bride walked down the aisle in a Vivienne Westwood long ivory court wedding gown, with corset detailing and paillettes made from recycled plastic bottles.

8. She’s a Rebel with a Cause

Vivienne often uses her catwalk shows, especially for her menswear and Red Label lines, as platforms to campaign about issues that she supports, such as climate change and Scottish independence. During London Fashion Week in September 2014, for her Red Label Spring/Summer 2015 collection, she sent her models down the runway wearing ‘Yes’ badges, proudly showing her wish for Scotland to break away from the UK. So it is no surprise that Vivienne was inducted into the Scottish Fashion Awards Hall of Fame for consistently used Scottish textiles and fabrics within her collections as well as for the significant impact she has made for campaigning for human rights and environmental issues.

Vivienne Westwood’s distinct point of view and passion are very much unique and worthy of praise, as she has shown throughout her career which so far spans over five decades. To this day, she remains as one of the most sought-after and influential designers, inspiring other brilliant and creative minds such as Karl Lagerfeld and John Galliano. She has dressed everyone from the Sex Pistols, to the Princess of Wales and many of today’s most iconic celebrities such as Scarlett Johansson, Gwen Stefani, Pharrell Williams and Marion Cotillard, just to name a few.

We cannot wait to keep witnessing what Dame Vivienne Westwood will do next.

“My clothes have a story. They have an identity. They have a character and a purpose. That’s why they become classics. Because they keep on telling a story. They are still telling it.”
– Vivienne Westwood.

Picking the Best Hairstyles for Fashion Events

Have you ever had to attend a local fashion event only to realize that not only do you not have the right clothes, but you are not sure of the right hairstyle? For many women the decision on how to do your hair is often as important as the decision of what to wear; the difference being you may spend as many as 6 – 8 hours doing your hair versus only a few hours picking your clothes. When wondering what hairstyles to wear for a fashion related event, there are certain clues that one can look to for help on what works. Mainly the environment will help to determine what works and what doesn’t. A local hair and beauty product firm has a few suggestions on how to determine what hairstyle you should have during your next fashion event.

Picture Anyone?

One of the fastest ways to determine what type of hairstyle is acceptable at the fashion event is to look at previous event images / galleries (particularly if this is an annual or repeat event). Galas, Fashion Shows, Conferences, and Fundraisers are typically repeat events that are very picture heavy, particularly before and after the event for the audience or during the show for the host parties. Pay special attention to the hosts during these kinds of events as that is the ideal hairstyle and possibly the host was styled by the hosting organizations. Additionally, much of the audience will take pictures against the event backdrop. Celebrities will often wear the most appropriate hairstyles during these events as suggested by their publicists and stylists. Looking at these images should give you a great idea of what hairstyles to wear. At the Victoria Secret 2013 show, the majority of the models had a Kinky Straight hairstyle. What do you think would have been appropriate for an attendant?

Location / Location…

Equally important to the type of event is the location of the event, easily one of the biggest indicators of what is appropriate. Wearing your ‘fuzzy curls’ or your I just woke up hairstyle to McDonalds will not be quite so appropriate as if it was worn to the Council of Fashion Designers of America 2013 Young Designer Accolades at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square. More importantly, location helps when considering where and what surrounds the event. If your event is at a local bar surrounded by a pool hall and chicken shack, it serves that elegant hairstyles such as buns and bouffant may be a tad much. Similarly, wearing frizzy hair or dirty bobs to the aforementioned Council of Fashion Designers of America event would be paramount to fashion suicide. It’s pretty apparent how location affects not only your dress but also your hairstyle. Think of the different of attending an outdoor fashion show in Union Square Park versus the fashion shows at Lincoln Center.

Guestlist Maybe

Yet another easy way is to examine the guestlist, made much more possible through online ticketing and registration services such as EventBrite. As always, the target here is the host of more popular celebrity or industry figures attending the event. Once you have the name or even nickname of the host or celebrities, it’s equally easy to Google them and most likely recent information from other events they have attended, conferences / functions they have spoken out or general news and information on their behaviors should become apparent. If Eva Longoria or Katie Perry are attendees at the event, but sure to look at their hairstyles for similar events as a clue.

If one thing has become apparent ( supposing you have been following the links ), there is no “right” hairstyle for any event, but many wrong ones. Sticking with your generic Kinky Straight or Loose Curls may work for most events, but learning how to make it more upscale or jazz it up for the occasion helps as well. So whether you are attending a Gala or Ball or a fashion show at a local bar or even just going to a Showroom, knowing how to wear your hair for your next fashion event is important.

48 Hours Shopping in Manhattan New York City

An undisputed fashion capital, New York is the shopping hub that never sleeps. Choc-full with every spending opportunity under the sun, this vibrant city is the place to be, whether it’s for high-end glamour, quirky finds or everyday objects. And with its spectacular January sales fast approaching, what better excuse to make a flying visit?

But where to splurge? Sandwiched between Central Park and Rockefeller Center, iconic thoroughfare Fifth Avenue remains the twinkling jewel in Manhattan’s wealthy Upper East Side crown, with revered jewellers Tiffany and Co. and Cartier situated alongside opulent department stores Bergdorf Goodman and Henri Bendel.

For those lighter of pocket, Midtown Manhattan, encompassing the blinding lights of Times Square, appeals to the masses, with giant department store Macy’s drawing in the region’s crowds. If 10 floors of merchandise doesn’t tickle your fancy, be sure to check out the store’s houseware section, The Cellar, thought to be the best in the city.

Head West for a real bargain though, and a taste of gritty New York charm, to Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market, a fast-expanding fair boasting 170 vendors selling everything from clothes to furniture to antiques. Located near to the Hudson, the area was once home to several of the Irish American Mob, though is now more likely to house the city’s actors, due to its proximity to Broadway.

Another area of gentrified cool, SoHo plays host to the young and fashionable. Having experienced a flourishing art scene in the 1970s and 80s, the one-time ‘industrial wasteland’, and neighbouring Tribeca, now cater to the creative tastes of their residents and visitors, with a plethora of art galleries and book shops. Dip into The Mysterious Bookshop for a fantastical read, or visit O K Harris to experience artist Ivan Karp’s Super-Realist work in one of SoHo’s oldest galleries. For a piece of SoHo retro-cool, try much-loved vintage store What Comes Around Goes Around, a favourite with magazine stylists.

Home of a cutting-edge music scene during the 20th century, West Village (or Greenwich Village) is still a relatively progressive part of the city – music, poster and T-shirt shops denote the Village’s colourful history. While you’re here you can have a bop in the House of Oldies, a vinyl-only record store, or find your way into Generation Records, which sells used and new music, focussing on hardcore, metal and punk. On an entirely different note, a Saturday visit to Murray’s Cheese Shop will get you a free tasting of some of the store’s impressive 300 cheeses.

And there are, of course, a veritable encyclopedia of world famous stores in the city, from Bloomingdales to Saks, Century 21 to Prada. And if that’s not enough to whet your appetite for a bite of the Big Apple, just think of the January reductions.

The History of Fashion Design

What Is Fashion Design?

Fashion design is a form of art dedicated to the creation of clothing and other lifestyle accessories. Modern fashion design is divided into two basic categories: haute couture and ready-to-wear. The haute couture collection is dedicated to certain customers and is custom sized to fit these customers exactly. In order to qualify as a haute couture house, a designer has to be part of the Syndical Chamber for Haute Couture and show a new collection twice a year presenting a minimum of 35 different outfits each time.

Ready-to-wear collections are standard sized, not custom made, so they are more suitable for large production runs. They are also split into two categories: designer/createur and confection collections. Designer collections have a higher quality and finish as well as an unique design. They often represent a certain philosophy and are created to make a statement rather than for sale. Both ready-to-wear and haute-couture collections are presented on international catwalks.

Who Invented It?

The first fashion designer who was more than a simple seamster was Charles Frederick Worth, in the 19th century. Before he set up his fashion design house in Paris, clothing was made by anonymous dressmakers and fashion standards were derived from the styles worn by royalty. Worth was the first designer to actually dictate to his customers what to wear rather than following their demands.

His fashion house became so famous that people were able to attach a face and a name to designs when they knew they were from the House of Worth. This was the beginning of the tradition to have a designer of a house not only create clothing, but also represent the symbol of the brand.

What Does It Take To Be A Fashion Designer?

Fashion design is a form of art. To work as a designer, you should have an artistic and creative personality. You also have to be good at drawing and able to express your ideas in sketches. You don’t necessarily have to be a great artist, but you must have some special skills for combining colors, tones and shades. You also have to be able to work with fabric and use textiles in a creative and original manner. Fashion designers have a good visual imagination and are able to think in three-dimensions and put their ideas into garments.

Fashion designers have to be aware of the fashion market requirements. They have to be very interested in learning new things and read magazines, journals and books on fashion design history and new trends. They also have to be interested in art, visit art galleries and interact with all kinds of artists whenever they have the opportunity. A designer should also have some knowledge and experience of tailoring (cutting, draping, sewing etc.) and be able to tell the difference between different fabric quality levels.

A good understanding of the audience’s lifestyle and customer needs and requirements is also needed in fashion design. Designers should have good communication skills and be able to express their ideas clearly. But most important, they have to be very original and have fresh, innovative ideas.

4 Top Ways Of Navigating New York on Business

New York! Home to the latest Broadway hits, the newest fashion trends, the greatest museums and galleries in the world, the best foods from some of the best chefs in the most chic restaurants and the biggest sports arenas filled with highly charged games. And there you are, stuck all day in those New York conference venues!

It’s not such a bad thing though. The greatest city in the world isn’t called that for nothing- those things you’re dying to get to are never far from your New York conference venues. The city is built that way! Here in the Big Apple there are many ways to get to where you want to be after those long meetings, fast and inexpensively – so you don’t have to miss a thing!

Walking

It’s a city built for walking, and sometimes all you need are your feet to get to the most unforgettable places from central New York conference venues. In fact, many walking magazines consider it the most walkable city in the United States. Walking, along with bicycles, account for 21% of the travel options around the city. Imagine the Museum Mile, where you never need to take a wheeled vehicle to get to more than ten museums and galleries carrying some of the greatest art the world has seen. Or Central Park, a wide expanse of sky and land with some of the most picturesque paths every seen in a city. Then there are the iconic streets that have become symbols in themselves: Broadway, Wall Street, Madison Avenue, and that paradise for shoppers, Fifth Avenue. You can practically get to a boutique, a world-class restaurant, a museum, gallery or a game from any central New York conference venues without ever needing a ride!

The Subway

For destinations farther away, the most reliable and fastest option is the subway. The largest system in the world in terms of track mileage (656 miles, or 1,056 km of mainline track), and the fourth-largest when measured by annual ridership (1.4 billion passenger trips in 2005), the subway is so busy and integral to the city’s transport system that in fact, ridership can go up to 7.5 million riders in a single day.

For those who are not native to the city, the subway system can be a bit intimidating at first – especially with the fast pace of the locals. Still, it is quite easy to get the hang of it, especially when one is in a hurry to get somewhere after a long day inside New York conference venues. To ride the subway, one can buy a Metro card that is simply swiped through a reader.

Buses

Not quite as popular with visitors as the subway, buses are still a good option for going up and down avenues, and for those who can’t quite handle the thought of being underground. The MTA system operates both the subway and the buses so it is fairly easy to combine both options.

Taxis

A little more expensive than the subway or bus options, more than 12,000 yellow cabs service the city and are very easy to use – as long as you can get one. There is a bit more competition for them during rush hour, but they are also a very reliable means of going to and from your New York conference venues.

NYC, New York – SoHo

SoHo is one of the most attractive, vibrant areas of the city. It stands for South of Houston and is bordered by Lafayette Street on the east, 6th Avenue to the west and Canal Street to the south. Originally a slum where penniless artists took advantage of the loft spaces left by manufacturing warehouses, the area was threatened with demolition in the 1960s. Thankfully, activists fought to protect the rare cast -iron architecture and the district was saved. This small area now contains the world’s largest concentration of cast-iron architecture, the heart of which is Greene Street, where 50 buildings put up between 1869 and 1895 can be found on five cobblestone blocks. Most of them are built in a neoclassical revival style, with Corinthium columns and intricately designed cast-iron facades, upheld today as industrial works of art.

It wasn’t until the 1970s, when the first art galleries started opening, and the booming 1980s, that it became a truly desirable place to live in. In 1992, The Guggenheim opened a downtown branch on Broadway at Prince Street confirming SoHo’s reputation as the area for art and design. However, rents soared and now it’s only New York’s prosperous that can afford to live in this fashionable neighbourhood, with many artists moving to nearby, and less expensive, Chelsea and TriBeCa. There are still some galleries in SoHo today, though the Guggenheim has now shut to be replaced by Prada’s futuristic flagship store (see Shopping page 176). This is a sign of the times as SoHo is more synonymous with fashion and beauty boutiques, funky restaurants and cool hotels, which line the cobbled streets.

As well as satisfying the urges of shopaholics, SoHo also has several historic and architectural places of interest. An unusual site for visitors is The Broken Kilometer at 393 West Broadway, an installation by Waiter De Maria which uses 500 brass rods to play tricks on the viewer’s perspective. Hunt out the attractive Little Singer Building, which was constructed in 1904 for the sewing machine company. The 12-storey facade is wonderfully ornate, with wrought-iron balconies and graceful arches. Visit the New York City Fire Museum, which houses a fascinating collection of Manhattan firefighting equipment and memorabilia from the 18th to 20th centuries. Children love the upstairs, with rows of gleaming original fire engines. The only existing art museum in the area is ~MoMa’s New Museum of Contemporary Art, which moved from Broadway to Bowery. Filled with original art works, it’s a must-see for those with a passion for modern art. The up-to-the-minute Media Lounge explores digital art and video installations. On the border of Little Italy lies the Children’s Museum of the Arts. This is a fabulous place to take kids (it can be used as a reward for enduring a morning of shopping in SoHo) as they have free run of an art playground, which includes a giant f1oor-to-ceiling chalkboard. There are also computers for them to use and regular workshops by local artists.

Trendy Wholesale Fashion Jewelry

Wholesale fashion jewelry is one of the best ways to make money and have lots of fun while exercising bountiful amount of creativity. This is because you combine the joy of making money and the flattering feeling of having your own taste confirmed and appreciated by your ever-increasing customer base. In this type of jewelry business, you have to follow some guidelines in order to maintain your hold on the market and be successful.

With the ever-flourishing jewelry industry, an increasing number of people are opting for this business. You can purchase this jewelry in different styles. There are wholesale providers who provide you this jewelry at an affordable price. In fact, you can say that purchasing jewellery from these wholesale providers is very cheap.

For beginners, it is important to remain updated when it comes to the current trends related with fashion ornaments. One of the most important things about wholesale fashion ornaments is that they have to be stylish and trendy and they do not have to be highly expensive.

With wholesale fashion ornaments, the bulk pieces that you purchase means that you save a lot of money on expense (because it will cost lesser than per piece) while not giving up the quality and the complete look that you want to project. You can do this by searching for wholesale fashion ornaments that offer good quality at reasonable prices.

Yet another thing that you must know is that the style of thinking out of the box – ergo, wholesale fashion ornaments gives you a chance to personalize these items to add an individual touch to them. This means investing a little bit of handiwork to make your designs truly yours by altering them.

The world of wholesale jewelry has undergone a transformation in the past couple of decades. Many wholesale body jewelry manufacturers nowadays offer a lot more creative and unique pieces according to the customer’s preference and taste.

In the past, costume jewelry was largely made of plastic, Murano glass for art galleries, lapidary for semi precious jewelry while shell jewelry was the staple for those living near beaches. Classic and elegant new look derived from the 50s and 60s has consumed the lines and divided the world of wholesale jewelry.

Wholesale jewelry now has a new and fresh look as natural components and manufacturers use fabricated art in delivering top-notch beauty. There is now a haze in the different categories of jewelry. Gemstones, for example, are accessorizing green with red and coral colors. Most fashion magazines now underline the significance of gemstone in the current fashion trend.

With the rolling out of spring, current fashion is more vibrant in terms of designs. Many bright colors are creating excitement. Some of these colors include bright fuchsia, apple green, red, yellow and orange. Wholesale fashion jewelry once more provides a way for the provision of eye catching and stunning accessories.

Paris Fashion Week – Who Says Paris Is Best In The Springtime?

You haven’t lived until you’ve been to Paris in the winter — during Fashion Week of course! It may be cold and rainy, but Paris is always beautiful, and buzzing with excitement at a myriad of fashion shows, expositions and parties that even us mere mortals of the public can attend. And, if you’re lucky, you’ll get to brush elbows with celebrities and fashion world icons who jet-set over from the prior Fashion Weeks in New York, London and Milan.

The Fall/Winter Paris Prêt-a-Porter Fashion Week is the most prominent trade event for the fashion industry, when Fall fashions are rolled-out as a season preview for the world’s biggest retail buyers who’re scrambling to place their orders for fashion, handbags, jewelry, shoes, hats and cosmetics. Unlike other large industry convention hall tradeshows, Fashion Week is orchestrated citywide at some of Paris’ most prominent points of interest.

This year from February 25th to March 4th, top designers and fashion design students staged fashion extravaganzas ranging from the pinnacle of good taste to the surreal. Among the selected sites, were the Louvre, Jardin des Tuileries, Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Musée de l’Homme, le Champs-Elysee, le Tour Montparnasse, place du Trocadéro, Théâtre du Châtelet, and La Sorbonne.

Winter Paris Fashion Week 2007 took place February 26 through March 4, and featured everyone who’s anyone in the designer world, including long-time Parisian favorites Chanel, Dior, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Christian Lacroix and Givenchy.

Ah, the drama! Aside from the expected eccentric styles and surreal shows, more than a few eyebrows raised when an animal rights protestor stormed the catwalk nude in response to this year’s apparent return to use of fur as a luxury material.

London designer Stella McCartney (daughter of Beatle Paul McCartney), then made headlines for her “fur-free” show, showcasing warm alternatives to fur, with models clad in taffetas, satins, knitwear and cashmere.

Emanuel Ungaro’s Peter Dundas got everyone ready to hit the discos with his collection designed to celebrate night clubbing. Decked-out in plenty of bling and leather, the models strutted and slinked down the runway.

The most controversial show of the week had to be that of Viktor & Rolf. Dutch design partners Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren, are renowned for elaborate, wildly-imaginative shows. This year, they invented awkward contraptions that the models had to balance delicately, which were fitted with lighting and music as a kind of “personal fashion show.” The designs were somewhat gothic, reminding one of the movie Van Helsing. The poor models were also required to were stylized wooden clogs, which clip-clopped loudly as they paraded carefully down the runway.

Expectedly, there were WWII and ancient war themes in many of the fashion collections this year, incorporating tall boots, leather, fur, fatigue green, body armor, medallions and epaulettes. Even Jean Paul Gaultier revealed models wearing Scottish tartans with stylized Mohawks, as if going into battle.

Also during Fashion Week, the exclusive Paris boutique Colette, celebrated its 10th anniversary by inviting 10 art curators to spotlight a talent gallery-style on one of it’s walls. It was a fabulous way to show off it’s ultra-trendy collection of music CDs, shoes, handbags, branded water and accessories. The boutique is also renown for glamorous parties, art exhibits and dance classes, and definitely worth a visit when you’re in Paris.

Speaking of accessories, Nokia decided to unveil its Nokia 7373 Special Edition fashion phones by designer Giambattista Valli at Fashion Week, at the “Dress-your-Nokia-in-Giambattista Valli” Party. For the label-conscious, this is a must-have phone. Each one comes pre-loaded with a “behind the scenes” video for a glimpse into the life and inspiration of the designer, along with a selection of Valli graphics and the exclusive ring-tone, “Rhodium.”

Next year is sure to hold more fun and surprises. For sure, Paris in March is the place to be!

Fashion Designer – Ruchi Mehta

A NID graduate in textile design, Ruchi Mehta has been running her design house under the brand SALT successfully for the past three years. This designer had the creativity cells buzzing since the age of five when she began dressing her first clients – dolls! Always on the lookout for a spark to fire her imagination Ruchi draws inspiration from books, music, movies, people and nature around. The label SALT was launched in London in 2003 and the collection was chosen to be part of the Asian Dreams runway show which showcases Asian designers in the UK organised by Newham College of Further Education. The prêt -a porter show in Paris last September was the beginning of a new phase for the fashion label. She caught the interest of the buyers, fashionistas and media alike with her collection ‘Kick The Addiction’ at Lakme Fashion Week S/S 08 in Mumbai. SALT has since made a place for itself in over 150 galleries across UK including Bottega Ltd, Fenwicks and Black Orchid Ltd. With the experience of supplying to high street brands like Jigsaw in the UK, Australia and New York, the company has come of age. In India, the label is to be found at Cinnamon in Bangalore, Bungalow Eight in Mumbai, Amethyst in Chennai, the Devigarh Fort Palace in Devigarh and her studio in Delhi. Shows in India proved to be successful, confirming once and for all that a discerning buyer in any country, a global entity sans borders

Ruchi Mehta

Fall/Winter 2008

“salt” by Ruchi Mehta

A subtle palette of textures with unique detailed embellishment is the hallmark of the label ‘salt’. This season, it extends from western wear to ethnic in a journey marked by experimentation with texture and colour. The serene palette of muted tones and colours matched with contrasts and sprinkled with inimitable details gives life to this Fall/Winter collection from ‘salt’. Basics like old ivory, silver, dove and coal are complimented by olive, twilight, misty blue, champagne red, ochre and sea. Kantha-like stitches combine with sparkly crewel work, coarse weaves combine with sheers, to produce varied tones and textures. Cuff and collar details are exaggerated in stark contrast to the otherwise easy and flowing shapes. From essential coats to sharp dresses to soft saris, the easy flowing collection aims to invade wardrobes everywhere. One interesting aspect of the collection was the printed leggings used in combination with chappals and short dresses.

Arm Band Tattoos – Hottest New Tattoo?

Arm band tattoos are the hottest new craze in the tattoo world. Are you considering getting a tattoo? Arm band tattoos are a great choice for your first piece of body art. Inspired by several cultures, these tattoos come in a wide range of designs. Simplistic to incredibly detailed, you’ll find a design that reflects you personally.

Arm band tattoos are generally found across the upper arm, or around the wrist. The benefit of having an arm band tattoo around the wrist is that it can easily be covered with a simple watch. fashionable bracelets and bands also work well in concealing a tattoo when the situation calls for it.

Wondering where you should look for a decent tattoo? Thousands of arm band tattoo designs have already been created, many tattoo studios in your local area will have these designs in their books. You could take one of them home and redesign it for a unique and personal tattoo. Don’t fancy leaving your home to search out a design? You could take a look on the search engines, just beware of amateur artists selling below par designs on their websites. Online professional galleries hold a vast collection of well designed tattoos, but there is usually a small fee to pay.

Getting a piece of body art is for life, so following the latest fashions might not be in your best interest. Saying that, you can’t really go wrong with an arm band tattoo, although they have recently become very popular. Arm band tattoos have been around for generations and have always been admired as an art, and always will be..

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