Miuccia Prada – An Italian Famous Fashion Designer

Miuccia Prada is a famous fashion designer that took the brand founded by her grandfather and turned it into an international powerhouse. Mario Prada started the Prada brand in 1913 and was designed to offer luxury leather bags to royalty. When Miuccia took over the family business in 1978, a lot of things changed while many remained the same; the quality of the bags and the materials used to make them hasn’t changed until today and many bags are still made by hand to preserve the exclusivity feeling as good as possible. She had help from her husband, Patrizio Bertelli who helped the brand become more commercial while remaining luxury and exclusive to the elite; today, he is still very much involved in the commercial aspect of the brand.

It seems that Miuccia Prada didn’t always dream of running the family business and was very interested in Political Science, a field in which she obtained a PhD. One of her other passions was art and theater and she studied and performed as a mime for 5 years. Her first women’s collection was ready in 1989 after having quite some success with black nylon handbag designs. The men’s collection was a bit late to appear, in 1995, but it marked the beginning of a new market for Prada.

The Miu Miu brand was introduced by this famous fashion designer to fill a gap between the common clothes and the luxury ones. Miu Miu is meant to offer affordable fashionable clothes for women and is named after her nickname. As fashion can sometimes be considered art and with her rich past, it is only normal for Miuccia Prada to be a big art collector as well as show her support towards the young artists.

While the Prada brand had a very good image from the start, it is Miuccia and her husband that took that potential and turned it into the brand we all know today, one of the most famous names in the fashion industry; not only were they perfect for each other in their personal life but they also proved the be an amazing combination as far as business goes.

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How To Apply Makeup For Your First Date

The first date can be decisive for your whole relationship so you must make sure that you apply too much makeup but enough to look amazing for your date.

Start with a good foundation, you will need to moisturize your skin before to make sure that your face won’t look cakey. If it’s summer, don’t apply too much foundation because it will melt away and you will get it on your clothes. Make sure that you use concealer for your problem parts and proceed to applying your eyeshadow.

After applying foundation you should choose earthy tones for a more neutral look. Don’t go overboard and don’t try to make a fashion statement on your first date. Men don’t like women who have a lot of makeup but they also won’t like it if you have no makeup. A little bit of eyeshadow to make your eyes pop and some mascara is enough to obtain a nude look.

For the lips it is best to choose something neutral but also make sure that you moisturize them with a lip balm before. If you plan on wearing a red lipstick choose a lip stainer rather than a lipstick that will smudge all over the place. You can use a tinted balm for a better effect and the great thing about it is that you can reapply it during your date.

Don’t forget to add a little blush to look fresh and you will be gorgeous on your date with that special guy.

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7 Pumps for Stylish Office Looks

The office is the place where we spend most of our day and where we always want to look our best. A perfect outfit begins with the clothes and ends with the accessories we wear and no doubt about it shoes are one of the most important details that complement our look. To get the right kind of attention, a girl needs the perfect set of pumps and, as I say, you can never have too many high heels in your closet. But it is important to have a few pairs of pumps that are office appropriated, that look classy and chic. Below I will present 7 styles of high heels that go great with a white shirt and pencil skirt, a suit or with an office-chic dress.

  1. Blue Faux Suede Pumps

Blue Faux Suede Pumps

At work, you mostly wear formal clothes in neutral colors, but, sometimes, the usual white, beige or pink shirt may look dull with your black office skirt or pants. This is why, you must take advantage of the incredible ability of shoes to brighten up your look. When wearing a pair of blue suede pumps with your classic office attire, you will look elegant and sophisticated.

  1. Pink and Blue Printed Pumps

Pink and Blue Printed Pumps

For women who want to approach a more romantic and elegant look at the office, the below pair of pink and blue printed pumps is simply perfect. Wear them with a light silky dress in simple lines and add a white slim-fit jacket and you will look amazing.

  1. Black Suede High Heels

Black Suede High Heels

The below pair of black suede high heels are very sophisticated and classy due to their statement ankle strap. Paired them with a silky blouse and a pencil skirt and you will be ready to gracefully impress at the office.

  1. Brown Suede Mid-Heel Pumps

Brown Suede Mid-Heel Pumps

For women who adore a more classic and refined style, we suggest the below pair of brown suede mid-heel pumps. The lower heel is very comfortable and practical, the black strings detail is a nice touch of modernity and the cuts and lines are very feminine. These heels are perfect with a women’s office suit in blue, pink, white or beige.

  1. Colorful Printed Leather Pumps

Colorful Printed Leather Pumps

If you really want to make a statement at the office then wear this pair of colorful printed leather pumps with a white shirt and a crisp skirt. You will look stylish, feminine and fresh.

  1. Nude Leather High Heels with Strap Details

Nude Leather High Heels

These nude leather high heels with strap details are ideal for a sophisticated and refined business woman look. Opt for a simple slim-fit black dress and these pumps to create an effortlessly chic outfit.

  1. Beige crocodile leather pumps with black bow detail

Beige crocodile leather

These pumps are a little bit more extravagant and pretentious than the above styles. To really make them shine, I advise you to pair them with a simple black dress or with a white silky blouse and a mono-color pencil skirt.

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Iconic Celebrities Summer Looks

Summer is our favorite season for wearing the most fabulous, chic and sophisticated outfits. The city, the beach and basically any set or event turns into our very own catwalk where we proudly present our stylish looks. As proof that some looks are timeless we have selected a few of our favorite images of iconic celebrities and the quintessential outfits they wore to celebrate summer.

  1. Grace Kelly, Monte Carlo, 1972

Monte Carlo

Grace Kelly is famous for her flawless style, for the most surprising looks created by using super sophisticated and classy pieces. The below picture is very representative for her fresh and feminine fashion tastes.

  1. Diana, Princess of Wales, Necker Island, 1990

Diana

Diana was a true role model both due to her humanitarian work and her excellent style choices. Most of her looks are very elegant and formal, but in this image we see a more relaxed Diana walking barefoot on a beach in a casual dress with animal print.

  1. Sophia Loren, 1955

Sophia Loren

Nowadays, the term “sex-symbol” sounds tacky and old fashioned, but if you look at a couple of photos taken 50 years ago of Sophia Loren you understand why such a term was needed in the first place. Her style was sexy, feminine and fresh.

  1. Elke Sommer, 1963

Elke Sommer

Elke Sommer was one of those celebrities that had a well-toned body and she wasn’t shy about showing it off. For her, summer was just the perfect opportunity for wearing a super stylish two-piece swimsuit.

  1. Elizabeth Taylor, Giant set, 1956

Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor was famous for her attractive look and sensual smile. Here we see her on the set of Giant wearing a white swimsuit top and a casual pair of pants with a thin elegant belt. She looks perfect.

  1. Marylin Monroe, Los Angeles, California, 1950

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe was incredibly original and fun. She loved the beach and wearing beautiful swimsuits. This high-waist bikini and the simple top that has a delicate bow and wide straps is a signature swimsuit for her beach look.

  1. Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn was one of the most loved movie stars of all time. Also, she had a great sense of style. Feminine, but smart, her looks were always unique and fresh.

  1. Brigitte Bardot, St. Tropez, France, 1968

Brigitte Bardot

When Brigitte Bardot hit the beach, all heads turned. This breath-taking blonde beauty knew how to look fabulously at the beach. Her style was sensual, feminine and chic. Here we see her wearing a simple flowery swimsuit nicely accessories with oversized bracelets and simple earrings.

  1. Jane Birkin, Cannes, France, 1969

Jane Birkin

Jane Birkin is the muse of the famous Hermes Birkin bag. This French celebrity was notorious for her boho-chic style. She adored combining contrasting clothing pieces for creating romantic and feminine looks with a retro vibe.

  1. Nancy Sinatra, 1967

Nancy Sinatra

Nancy Sinatra loved wearing light flowery dresses at the beach. This maxi dress with flounces looks beautifully on her.

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The Always Fashionable Baby Doll

Talking about lingerie, there is no other clothing item to make a woman feel sexier and more comfortable than a baby doll dress. This short nightgown seems never to go out of fashion as it has been a symbolic item for many decades already. Able to spice up a romantic evening, but also to provide women with that mixed feeling of beauty and comfort, baby doll dresses come with many options and they are flattering for any type of silhouette. This fashion accessory is a must for any woman and it comes with fabrics like cotton, silk or lace, as many colors as tastes and a lot of patterns (floral, leopard, geometric).

 babydoll

All women who are passionate about lingerie like to choose the ones that emphasize their assets and downplay more problematic areas. Thus, the baby doll style of lingerie masks thick waistlines and can help reduce the visual effect of large busts or hips. It makes the legs look longer and the woman feel slender. This makes is the perfect choice for full-figured women, but it can also look well on very short but slim women as well as on the tall ones

In order to choose the most appropriate baby doll lingerie for your body shape, you need to know which is the most advantageous for you. The trapeze form is the most popular as it goes for all silhouettes.  With its flared down, it does not mark the waist. The skater’s skirt style is for the thinner ones as it puts a stress on the waistline. If you have long beautiful legs, you can wear the really short version or you can for a slightly longer one if your legs are not that thin and perfect. You have to choose from a variety of styles, for delicate and dainty to wicked and wild.

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Feminine Fashion Items

Opting for a feminine look is always a plus, no matter where you are wearing it. There are a few elements that need to be taken into consideration when it comes to dressing in a cute and feminine way.

Flowers – if there is a symbol of feminine and cute, a flower is probably the perfect one. When we talk about flowers we think about everything that has flowers, from fabrics with flower patterns to hair pieces that have flower designs. If it’s a warm season you can even take a fresh flower and put it in your hair, it will make any girl look absolutely fabulous.

Floral-Dress

Pink – Pink is considered to be a color mostly worn by women and there is no wonder why. It softens your look and makes you look cute and innocent. You don’t need to go pink from head to toe, a few pink elements in your outfit are enough to obtain a feminine look. Try to add a pink belt or a pink handbag and you are done.

Earrings – there’s something about earrings that make you look extremely feminine and sweet, especially when it comes to long sparkly earrings or big round ones. So, to complete your look you can easily add a pair of beautiful earrings.

Hair pieces – applying different accessories to your hair will not only make you look more feminine but will also make you look more stylish. A lot of women often overlook the importance of a beautiful hair piece when they dress up for different occasions.

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Full Length Velvet Is A Star This Season

With the 90s still being the major influence in world fashion nowadays, there was no way that the autumn winter collection of 2015 – 2016 wouldn’t be influenced in some way as well. And while the summer months were all about 90s throwbacks, this season the entire influence can be summarized with a single word: velvet.

Yes, from small details like cuffs to full length velvet dresses, this versatile material will certainly be one of the most visible this year. While it will undoubtedly touch every little aspect of fashion the full length velvet dress will be something you must own if you want to be “in” this season.

velvet coat

This beautiful material will also be a significant part of all accessories. Just to show how big of an influence it will have, you can pick out one of the new Channel handbags, a whole line of which are made from velvet. But it isn’t just designers who are showing off their creations. A whole list of celebrities has been seen wearing velvet, including Kim Kardashian or Georgia May Jagger.

Kim Kardashian’s Paris excursion was particularly emblematic for this season as she boasted a stunning full length velvet coat made by famed designer Roberto Cavalli. The dress perfectly represents the entire influence, being revealing as well as extremely elegant and comfortable.

For women that like the idea of adapting their outfit to the latest trend but don’t or can’t pull off a full length velvet garment, there are numerous tricks. One of the most popular is to add a dress with a small velvet addition. Whether it is a pencil dress or a more classical choice, an intricate velvet made neck detail or something of the sort can work splendidly, while also allowing you to feel comfortable.

Velvet isn’t just about the dresses and coats. It will also be a huge part of footwear design. Whether we are talking practical shoes with small detailing, a full velvet boot or something even more glamorous it doesn’t matter. Everything works, and if you pair it with a chic neo-gothic suit or a modern pants and jacket number, you will certainly be in style.

When it comes to colors there are two main influences for this upcoming season. The first will be a whole array of dark and deep blues, while the second will be made from dark purple and violet. The beautiful texture of the velvet, along with the amazing design of the dresses, accessories and footwear is certain to spark anyone’s interest in some way for this amazing material. Like anything though, remember that you can go overboard, so try to keep a good balance between glitz, glamour and materials before heading out and everything should be just fine.

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Check Out Some Wide Leg Pants

When it comes to fashionable clothing items that you should add to your wardrobe this season wide leg pants are one of the most important things to include. These pants come in all shapes and sizes and can be paired with just about anything from turtleneck tops to shirts, blouses and anything else you might think of.

Some of the most popular models you are likely to find are high waist pants, creased or pants with side panel detailing. The best part of this interesting fashion item is that it is extremely versatile, allowing you to pull off looks that range from elegant to casual; that work for just about any venue imaginable.

Wide Leg Pants

The key to getting the perfect pair of wide leg pants is to get the gradual looseness aspect right and not go with any model as long as it has wide legs. The waist has to be very well defined with a somewhat fitted top part of the trouser, while the lower parts of the item can be as baggy as you want them to be. Length is also up to you with models ranging from cuffed, just under the knees to below the ankles.

An elegant and more conservative pair of tuxedo wide legged pants are ideal for a special occasion, especially if you pair them with a well suited top and a well fitted blazer.

While not everyone can pull them off, colors are a great way to make your outfit pop. If you have the body type and confidence to pull off a colorful wide leg pant you should definitely go for it. It is a great way to attract attention without wearing anything uncomfortable or revealing.

Wool tweed is also very popular and practical when it comes down to it. A light grey or brown pair of tweed wide leg pants should definitely be included into any wardrobe this season. They are a great way to look fashionable while also sporting something extremely comfortable. These types of wide legged pants are great for work as well as a night on the town or even a more high-brow event as long as you have the top to match. For some classic urban chic, try pairing them with a simple top and a medium to long reefer jacket which is also extremely popular this season.

If you want something fun to wear during the autumn months, when the weather is still quite warm, make sure you also try the cuffed wide legs. You can pair them with any type of blouse and blazer combo. While colors can work, this look is certainly ideal in black or other dark colors like charcoal grey or navy blue.

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The Turtleneck Sweater Is A Classic

There are few fashion items out there that are such a powerful staple of the autumn – winter season as the turtleneck sweater. This iconic garment has been working for decades and is again one of the hottest additions you can buy for your wardrobe. Few other pieces of clothing can work as well as the turtleneck when you are looking for something that combines style, comfort and that hard to find coziness that is so sought-after during the cold season.

vince-cinder-turtleneck-sweater

Turtlenecks are an incredibly versatile fashion item as well, being ideal tops for just about any type of casual look. The oversized turtlenecks of the 2015 – 2016 season are certainly incredibly comfortable as well as stunning pieces should you want to go for a more elegant look.

The key here is to go big, regardless if you will be pairing them with a skirt, a pair of straight pants or jeans, the oversized turtleneck is essential if you want to be fashionable this cold season. When it comes to materials and textures, the sky’s the limit with just about anything being allowed.

The cut can either be well fitted or with rounded shoulders depending on your body size or preference, of course. For a more intricate look some models have funnel neck detailing or loose necks. There are numerous textures and extra patches added to give an interesting look to the turtleneck, even a varied amount of stitching.

In terms of length, some models can be quite short, exposing some of the torso, while others can go below the hips. Depending on what you want your overall look to be like, you can go for a more casual normal length turtleneck or with a flirtier short one. The short one can be perfectly paired with a skirt and would look great in a blue or green pastel color.

White and crème colors and a simple design are ideal for a more elegant look. A medium length turtleneck sweater would be a great pairing for a long, form fitting skirt and a pair of brown suede or leather boots. If you want something to set you apart and give you a more urban look you should go for a more ragged texture, even one that incorporates pieces of other materials in the mix.

Colors like light burgundy, red, or light blue are ideal for this type of look, but you can go with anything that has a bit of complexity to it. These turtlenecks can also be paired with just about anything, but for an urban look you can go with either a simple black skirt, a pair of torn jeans or a highly patterned skirt which has a compatible color.

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Rolex Watches – Going To Extremes

Most people know Rolex watches as glamorous status symbols and this is the main reason they purchase one but this brand can offer some of the most amazing timepieces that can withstand extreme conditions and even welcome them. The amazing thing is that despite being very resistant, they still manage to look amazing and keep with the Rolex theme of making status symbols for the elite.

Rolex Submariner Black Dial

One of the main things is water resistance. Every luxury watch brand has a special model or collection that is designed to withstand great water pressure. These watches are created for professional divers and when it comes to Rolex, we have the Submariner. The original model was the first to withstand water pressure of up to 100 m; the modern version can go as deep as 11,000 m and it also resisted temperatures of minus 45 degrees Celsius. This is one of the icons from the industry and has a very sturdy build.

After conquering the deep seas, the sky is the limit and a common problem that pilots used to have is the different time zones. Having two time zones is essential and Rolex GMT Master was the first to offer this feature in 1954. The new model can basically offer three different time zones thanks to the adjustable hand and rotating bezel. Everything can be done without changing the minute or base hour hands. Rolex watches are not just appreciated for their looks but also for the heritage behind every model.

Rolex Daytona White Dial

Extreme speed with precision can also be found with Rolex watches, more exactly, the Rolex Daytona. This model is meant to offer a precise reading and it is named after the 24 hour endurance race at Daytona which Rolex has been a sponsor at for a long time. This chronograph is an amazing piece of engineering and one of the most valued timepieces due to the first limited edition series that started cult status.

The Rolex Explorer as featured on Horologue website is also created for extreme conditions such as climbing Mount Everest and it is very resistant to scratches, damage and temperature. It is a watch designed to take on dirty environments and continue working perfectly in some of the roughest terrains in the world.

Rolex Explorer 2

There you have it, a list of models made by Rolex that go far deeper than the way they look. Each of them is meant to take on an extreme environment and do it with style.

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