If you have been living under a rock for the last century you probably don’t know about Ray Ban glasses. They are everywhere: in your spam email, in magazines and the media. But there’s more to these glasses than one would expect from a high end brand that seems to be a trend among fashion victims. The fact that they are counterfeit at a large scale also gives us an idea of how famous they are everybody wants to be seen owning a pair at any price.
But Ray Ban glasses actually had a different purpose besides fashion when they were conceived. Their story begins in 1937 when Bausch and Lomb created glasses that would cover the entire human eye and keep aviators from having to deal with light during flights. They were dark glasses with steel frames, very durable and made with big lenses that were slightly convex. The design was created with G15 glass lenses that were transmitting 20% of the incoming light. These glasses did an extremely good job to protect aviators from the sun and their reputation rose among people everywhere when celebrities started to wear them.
The mainstream media became obsessed with the glasses after they were worn by James Dean in Rebel without a Cause. Soon, they were the “bad guy” symbol and were worn by celebrities like: Val Kilmer, Tom Cruise, Ringo Starr or Sylvester Stallone. Their peak lasted for more than 20 years but they became fashionable again in the early 2000s when they started to be worn on TV. Soon another generation would wear the famous Aviator Ray Ban glasses. Since then they have become a sort of classics and can be found in a few lists with undying fashion items to own. But besides their fashionable purpose and the fact that they look extremely well, one thing is for sure: they do a very good job at keeping the sunlight away.
Ray Ban aviator glasses can be combined with almost anything from casual to sports and even elegant attire. For those of you who want to make a statement, these are your typical “bad boy, bad girl” glasses.
When you think about sneakers, you should definitely think about Keds. Keds Shoes are the first sneakers ever produced so they not only have great experience in producing good footwear, there’s also an interesting history behind it. When creating the shoes the company wanted to name them Peds but it was already taken, so the Keds brand was born. This happened in 1917 and the shoes were considered to be extremely well made and high quality sneakers. Although Keds were popular from the beginning, they became really popular in 1949 along with their line called Pro-Keds that were adopted by basketball players and hip-hop artists. They were also the preferred footwear for tennis players around the world. The Triumph line was created for men and became an instant classic. Nowadays, there are still people that collect these sneakers.
These fashion items’ fame rose in the 1980 when they started being a big trend among teenagers. Because they were light and comfortable to wear, cheerleaders used them along with their uniform. There were several appearances in the media with people wearing them and they became some of the best sold footwear. They soon became popular among both sexes and a great option for those wearing casual-sporty clothes as they were comfortable and very durable.
Throughout the years the company did a lot of modifications to their existing models. Some models had anti-shock material to keep athletes from hurting their legs, others had material that kept your feet dry but one thing made Keds famous: their design.
Nowadays, Keds come along with other brands that offer sneakers, such as Converse, but have maintained their historical status among footwear and are still used by athletes all over the world. The cool thing about the company is the fact that it always comes up with what the market wants. For example, they introduced green Keds, which are environmentally friendly.
You can wear Keds with almost anything, from pants to skirts for a very comfortable and unique look. Pair them up with a comfortable rucksack or handbag and you will have great outfits for long walks.
Keds are also great for those looking for an urban look or a more nonconventional style and they are usually associated with hipsters everywhere. However, they can be a great option when you want something that looks and feels good.
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There is a new type of wallet that has been very fashionable lately. The project was founded on Kickstarter and it seems that this product is meant to simplify your life. Actually, it’s called Simple 2.0 and has been marketed as the new experience when it comes to wallets. The first version was extremely popular so the person behind it decided to create another wallet that would fit your needs even more.
Apparently the redesigned wallet is made from soft Italian leather, high quality elastic and made to help you keep your keys cell phone and even bills in a secure place. Some of the features that the designer promises are mobility and functionality on a very high level. For example, the wallet can help you carry everything you need but it’s a very slim wallet. Another thing that you will enjoy is the fact that is designed to keep a low profile and you won’t have to worry about security. Also, the wallet has been handcrafted with sturdy leather and fits extremely well in the back or front pockets of your pants.
Created by a person and not a company, this wallet will definitely fit your needs. The wallet was actually created from this need to find something suitable to carry everything, as the inventor stated. It comes with three pockets and can keep more than 15 cards + cash with a life expectancy of 5+ years.
The Simple Wallet 2.0 comes in really cool colors that can be added to any outfit and it has been marketed as the thinnest wallet in the world. There seems to be a big craze nowadays about minimalist wallet and there are a lot of people trying to design their own minimalist wallet. What is interesting about it is the fact that there are a lot of people who are backing these companies to create their cool new minimalist wallets. Besides The Simple Wallet 2.0 there are also Omega titanium wallets aluminum wallets and even The Ainste, one of the most famous minimalist wallet brands that rose on kickstarter. com. Most of them promise customization and unique features to their wallet to make them even more appealing to customers.
Hublot is a luxury watchmaker comppany that has been creating amazing watches since 1980; it was founded by Maksim Kuts and apparently has made one of the most expensive watches in the world, valuing at 5 million dollars. So, if you are planning on buying a watch from them, you should know that you might have to pay a pretty big sum.
Hublot has amazing watches and comes with a few collections, compared to other watch brands, but with stylish timepieces and amazing mechanisms.
One of the collection that strikes everybody with its beauty is the Big Bang collection; this collection is stunning and has watches that have become world famous. They use an amazing fusion of materials, creating what they call The Art Of Fusion. It seems that the watches from this particular collection have been made with steel, titanium, ceramic, resin, carbon fiber and rubber and created a design that includes all of them. The watches have a 44mm diameter, which is considered an average size watch so it’s great for every type of wrist.
Another cool collection you will see is the King Power collection, which is even more striking according to some watch connoisseurs. The collection makes big watches, of about 48mm diameter, watches that are meant to make a statement and give the man who wears them a lot of roughness. The collection doesn’t use as many materials as the Big Bang collection does but it still uses gold, ceramic, diamonds and platinum, making it an even more elitist collection among the already extremely elitist Hublot watches. Authentic watch can take you back up to $43,000, while imitation goes for up to $230 top.
The Classic Fusion collection is one of the new Hublot collections, created in 2010; this collection is based on the Big Bang collection but it features much simpler designs. If you are looking for an elegant watch with a more conventional touch to it, one that is a part of the Classic Fusion might be perfect. They are extremely famous and it seems that a lot of people like the simpler style that also combines the complex fusion of materials, which gives the watch a really unique touch.
If you are looking for that fashion designer that will give you a new approach to a style but also with enough experience to make sure that you get exactly what you want from your outfits, this is definitely the designer you want. The person we are talking about is a great new, but actually experienced fashion designer called Thom Dolan. She has been working in the fashion industry for 20 years now with companies like Ralph Lauren, Giorgio Armani or Bill Blass, so you know that he has been learning from the pros how to create amazing outfits.
Thomasine Dolan lives with her husband and 3 children in Manhattan and always thought that men’s tailoring would be a great addition to women’s fashion. Attention to details, bold and straight lines are just a few elements that make her designs absolutely unique, not just the great fabrics and cool combinations. It almost makes us think a bit about Paris, with the tomboy look and the short hair some of the French collections used to have in the 90s, but definitely with a more modern approach. Another great thing that we have to mention about her collection is the fact that she uses handcrafted fashion accessories to improve her clothes, so if you are looking for something unique, she definitely has everything you need. One of the other elements that are important to her collection and are definitely a signature for her clothes is her use of exquisite fabrics; she absolutely loves having good fabrics that not only wrap the body, but also give it what it needs from a piece of clothing.
The vintage touch that can be seen in most of her clothes is definitely refreshing and she doesn’t go for the old vintage feel, she just goes for the elegance and simplicity we were able to find in old clothes collections. Also, you will definitely notice the relaxed and effortless look her clothes will bring but also that New England feel. If you are one of those people who consider themselves snobs when it comes to fashion and definitely want to stand out, but you also have a fixation on good fabrics, Thom Dolan will definitely impress you.
Bracelets have been a part of human culture for 7000 years, being used in the ancient Egypt as a symbol with decorative purpose. They were even used to represent special moments in life and they were given as symbols of dedication by lovers. Nowadays, bracelets are worn by everybody, even men sometimes, as a statement or a form of expressing and decorating oneself. A trend that has been catching our attention is the one involving stacked bracelets that are put together in beautiful color combinations to express joy, happiness, hope or even sadness. They are quite inexpensive to find and you can combine them in so many ways you will never get bored with this look.
The first thing you need to know is the fact that staked bracelets don’t involve just one type of bracelet, so you can literally stack any type of bracelet you want. Actually, combining more than one style of bracelet and creating a beautiful contrast between them is what this trend is trying to achieve. You will love how your hand will look from wrist to elbow with a bunch of whimsical bracelets. However, you don’t have to go overboard, it is considered a stacked bracelets trend even if you wear a few, thinner bracelets on one of your hand. But most women gradually increase the number of their bracelets and even end up with both hands covered in them even up to their forearm.
The typical bracelets used for stacking are the hippie looking small beaded bracelets that come in a lot of colorful styles. They are made with memory wire which makes them easy to stack and they usually stay beautiful on the hand. They can be combined with beaded bracelets, which are bracelets that are a bit bigger and created with Swarovski beads or acrylic beads. All these bracelets can go really well together if you choose the colors right. The good thing about this fashion accessory is that you can modify the assemble according to the outfit you are going to wear that day, so it’s a cheap and simple way to accessorize yourself.
If you are looking for those feminine touches that would simply transform your look into an elegant, effortless and timeless look, you probably have to check out the new faces in the fashion industry. A lot of people already know the elements well known fashion brands use for their collections and most fashionistas are getting tired of them and looking for fresh approaches. So why not make sure that you manage to dress up in a great way by using clothes created by a new designer, this way you will not only promote new names but you will manage to create unique outfits that stand out. One of these new designers that simply have to be checked out by anybody calling themselves a fashion lover is Jennifer Chun. She manages to offer us a feminine and refined collection of fabrics that are suitable for any occasion.
Her collection has a great dash of European touch to it, bringing something really cool to the American approach to things. She manages to combine fabrics with great cuts and created a great collection that really manages to stand out even among the famous fashion designers. She is also interested in creating a powerful structure with her clothes and exquisite tailoring which is definitely something a lot of fashion designers overlook nowadays.
What’s great about her is the fact that she has a lot of influences, which can be seen in her high creativity level. She was born in South Korea and raised in Troy, Ohio. She started studying art at an early age and began working with Michael Kors, Derek Lam and Brian Reyes afterwards gaining a lot of insight on the fashion industry and learning a lot about this job from the best.
She managed to make her debut this year at the New York Fashion Week with her Spring/Summer collection that managed to bring something unique and definitely fresh on the table. She has been featured in a lot of publications and her heritage can definitely be seen in style that manages to make anybody stand out without any problems. If you want something that combines a lot of cultures, Jennifer Chun might become your favorite fashion designer.
Dr. Martens boots have been known for many years now. They became so popular among punk-rock bands that they have been a status symbol for rebels. The brand has become a British footwear brand that makes different products such as luggage, clothing or shoes, but before that it had an interesting history behind it. The boots were invented by Dr Klaus Märtens and when he injured his food while skiing he found that the boots he was wearing were very uncomfortable. The boots he was wearing were standard boots for the army and while he tried to walk in them, he couldn’t do it without pain so he decided he would make some modifications. He created a pair of boots with air-cushioned soles and leather. However, nobody bought his products but when he became partner with Dr. Herbert Funck, they started being a hit among people over the age of 40 because they were so comfortable.
Soon a factory was opened and a lot of factory workers and people who did heavy jobs used them. They were a great hit among the working class but they were soon to become fashion items that have been trendy for generations. In the early 70s skinheads started dressing with boots and Dr. Martens nicely made and comfortable boots were one of their options. By the 80s they become even more popular and when famous band members started wearing them, they were a massive hit. The company started manufacturing other leather products such as belts or luggage but nothing was so popular as the boots.
The boots made today are of the same good quality they used to be and they are great for those looking for something comfortable and chic. They used to be associated with rebel behavior but nowadays everybody has a pair and they have even been on the catwalks of some of the highest fashion designers. This urban trend is a great choice for those who want to experiment with punk fashion and are looking for the fashion items associated with it. Dr. Martens boots are definitely a big part of this subculture.
The Midi Dress is a fashion item that has been considered both elegant and “safe” when it comes to fashion trends. When you want to be sexy but revealing too much would be a problem, the midi dress is the perfect combination of feeling comfortable and feeling beautiful. The perfect midi dress is supposed to touch your knees, so when you actually buy it you are supposed to try it on and see whether it has that length or not. Otherwise, it can’t be called a midi dress.
But what can you do with a midi dress? A midi dress is actually perfect for a casual date, a walk in the park, a day at school, a day at the office and even a night out with your friends if you don’t want to reveal too much. Also, a midi dress is very fashionable no matter what the trends are and you can always combine it with so many other accessories just to spice it up a bit. There are also a lot of types of midi dresses out there that you can choose from and see which fits you best.
1- The classic midi dress – This type of dress is very classy and 20s looking. It has been fashionable among women all ages and goes really well with any occasion. If you want to be really well accessorized you should also choose a pin or a set of pearls to make it stand out even more.
2- The 70s style midi dress – This type of midi dress became very popular in the 80s and we can see it in a lot of sitcoms in the late 70s and early 80s. This is a very tight dress that often reveals a lot so it can be a really good choice when you don’t want to reveal much skin but still look sexy.
The 50s-60s style midi dress – This dress is very tight on the upper part of your body but with a very wide lower part. Perfect for women who want to hide their hips and show off part of their legs, this was a really fashionable type of dress during the 60s, especially among middleclass housewives.