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Thursday, March 5, 2009

Men Hairstyle


Fashion Jewelleary


Gold Necklace
Gold necklaces can be worn by both men and women and is extremely versatile. Found in various shapes, styles and sizes any person with any taste can choose a gold necklace to meet their individual needs. Gold necklaces are available in a wide variety of patterns and designs. Birthstone gold necklace are very popular kind of jewellery. Additionally gold bead necklace, gold chain necklace, gemstone gold necklace is also famous for its beautiful designs. Gold necklace is an elegant accessory for any occasion. It is the best solution for any gift that you can think of, whether it's a birthday, wedding, anniversary, engagement or ordinary occasion. It is just for you to add on to that elegant look

14kt yellow & white gold chains
These are all high end fine jewelry chains. The same that you will find in the finest jewelry stores in your local mall, not the retail chain department stores. Most carry a lifetime guarantee against breakage or kinking. We stock the common rope chain for everyday needs. The rest are more on the unusual side that you will not see everywhere else!
Ladies buying for guys, take his shirt neck size and add two inches for each one inch you want it to hang down from his top button. Usually 20 or 22 is fine. 24-26 will go over most guys heads without having to unclasp it. Many divers prefer this. Guys often will have only one chain and wear it 24/7. Don't be hurt if he says something like "I wanted a larger one or different link..." Exchange it with him as he will see it every day.
Guys buying for ladies, stick with 18" unless she needs more. She will have several chains. If your relationship is serious, get used to it! Go for something unusual that others will comment on...
Platinum is available on some small link chains by special order. The prices will usually be 6 to 8 times the price of yellow 14kt. We can obtain most any chain, size, length or material on a custom basis. You must know what you want as they would be custom made and not returnable.

This sub-category contains gold chains or plain gold necklaces for daily wear by women, men and children. Gold chains come in many different lengths, weights, thickness and styles. The thicker and heavier styles more suitable if you wish to add a charm or pendant. As a general rule, if you wish to use a charm or pendant with a chain, get a chain that is at least 3 times or more in weight, then the weight of the pendant, that you intend to use, with that gold chain. The heavier chain, will not easily wear out or break, due to the weight of the constantly sliding, pendant or charm.
Mens Gold Chains: This sub-category also contains like the prior sub-category of Gold Chains except that they are heavier, larger and stronger, although the sub-category states that they are for men, many of them can also be by women, if they are looking for a thicker neckace in 22k gold.
Baby Gold Chains: This sub-category contains gold necklace and chains suitable for children. The chains and necklace in this category are light in weight and smaller lengths, depending upon the lengths, they are suitable for infants and as well for teenagers

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Fashion Slwar Kameez Kurta and Sherwani

Party SherwaniParty
Sherwanis manufactured by us are exclusive wear for that special occasion. It's a must for anyone's wardrobe who wants to look different and unique. The fine designing & embellishments on the Sherwanis enhance the very traditional Indian look. These are suitable to wear at any occasion and suits any personality. We are capable of manufacturing sherwani in bulk within short lead time as per the specifications of our clients. Our party sherwani is also easily affordable and is available in various colors and patterns. Our range includes

Mens Sherwani -v- A Penguin Suit
I have an insane passion for Sherwani’s. It’s not because they look particularly good on me either!
I guess i just love the glitter, the twinkle, the sparkle of the traditional Indian long dress for men. Yes, a dress for men!
Sherwani’s, in the Western hemisphere, are usually worn on special occasions. Mostly weddings and festivals, where colour and glamour of the Eastern persuasion is celebrated through dress, dancing and delights.
The ladies have many reasons to accessorise themselves in glitzy clothing (that is; if they even need a reason!). With their technicolor shalwars, sari’s, head-to-toe jewellery and the many accessories they adorn themselves with on a daily basis.
On the other hand, the Western men require a far more rational excuse to go to such lengths. Men will choose to wear a sophisticated Sherwani on extremely special occasions. Such occasions tend to, more often than not, be their own wedding.
Not every man can pull off a “penguin suit”, but in my mind, any man can look awesome in a sherwani Not only does the mens sherwani reflect the glamour of the occasion, it reflects style, charisma and elegance. Some men will hunt for a “3-peice by Hugo Boss” at a time like this but a true Asian Groom will re-define his culture and re-energise his roots by plucking for a Sherwani and show the woman of his dreams that he too looks good in silk & gold.
Sherwani coats are tailored to hug the body and drape to the knees with feature-rich heavy or light embroidery in gold, silver or whatever colour you desire. The detaling of embroidery can be quite intricate and flowery, but with the ever-increasing number of designs available on the market, a perfect match for your size and design will always be waiting somewhere.

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Fashion Saree


We always see the success of Manish Malhotra as the hot and most demanded fashion designer but he started his career by joining Equinox, a boutique in Bandra and learnt on the job, throwing himself into all aspects of design, display, sales, customer services and workshop liaison. He use to take care of every aspect wether it is attending the client, shopping for fabric or even dressing the model.

The Indian Sari: Fashioning the

Female Form

Legend has it that when the beauteous Draupadi - wife of the Pandavas, was lost to the Kauravas in a gambling duel, the lecherous victors, intent on humiliating and harassing Draupadi, caught one end of the diaphanous material that draped her demurely, yet seductively. They continued to pull and unravel, but could not reach the end, and thus undrape her. Virtue triumphed yet again in this 5,000 year old Indian epic, the Mahabharata. Legend, fantasy, history or fact, it is the first recorded reference to the enduringly attractive Sari - the longest running 'in fashion' item of feminine apparel in the world.
In a metaphysical sense the Kauravas symbolize the forces of chaos and destruction, trying to unwind what is in effect, infinity. They are finally forced to stop, frustrated and defeated.

Indian Fashion Sari

Designer Sari is the most graceful ethnic outfit that is primarily worn by Indian women. It is an unstitched long piece of cloth usually five to six yards sometimes as long as nine yard. It is wrapped around the body with one end tied around the waist and the other end called "pallu"neatly draped over the shoulder. Indian fashion sari can be draped in a variety of styles, with each style having its own uniqueness. The basic difference lies in the manner in which Pallu is wraPallu is meant for show and thus is decorated beautifully. Sari is worn over blouse (also known as a choli) and petticoat. Blouses usually are in silk, cotton and velvet fabric. There can be different styles of blouse cuts like boat necked, square necked, blouses with straps. Since time immemorial, Sari has been the most popular costume. Though ideally it is a clothing of North Indian women but preferred by all because of the elegance and comfort it offers.
Sari highlights the beauty of women in the most graceful and natural manner. It maintains the very essence of our Indian culture. Saris come up in a variety of fabrics, exquisite styles, beautiful prints, exclusive embroideries like Zari, Resham, beadwork and studded stones with a palette of rainbow colors. Embroided sari is very in. It is a dress for all seasons and virtually all occasions. Indian Wedding sari is a super hit among brides. It is considered to be the most perfect dress for the wedding day. When worn with proper fashion accessories and jewelry, Sari can do wonders to the charm of the bride.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Fashion Glassess


Articles & Resources
Choose SunglassesSunglasses have to make a fashion statement AND offer adequate eye protection. Is it any wonder that it can take hours? To make it just a little easier, I have come up with some simple to follow tips that should eliminate the guess work.
Americans Decide If Glasses Are FashionableThree thousand people were asked their opinions on eye glasses vs fashion and here is what they had to say.
Most people know they need eyeglasses to correct their vision. But, the reality is that getting an eyeglass prescription is just the beginning. From fabulous frame shapes and colors to advanced lens technologies, today's eyeglass wearers have endless options.

Sunglasses aren't just fashion accessories anymore. They are a necessary protection for your eyes. Most consumers know about the danger of sun exposure to the skin, but many are unaware that the sun's rays can damage the

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What Are The Most Comfortable Eyeglasses On The Market?
Comfort is an individual thing, for instance, some people wear contacts because they don’t enjoy having to worry about glasses. On the other hand, the idea of putting something in their eyes makes some people squeamish and they can’t fathom wearing anything but eyeglasses.
Yet, even those who make that choice to wear specs agree that glasses can be a bit cumbersome at times. The shape at the bridge is the most important aspect of determining comfort and is where the source of aggravation often stems. These types of glasses often leave red marks on the nose because they grip too tightly. This can make them very hard to wear.
More often than not, such frames are made out of plastic, this doesn’t mean that plastic frames will always be uncomfortable, in fact, some designer names are stamped on plastic frames.

Plastic eyeglasses
Plastic eyeglasses are economical, stylish and above all, they can be comfortable when made correctly. How comfortable? Well, this can largely depend on the make, model and style of the frames. For example, cat eye frame glasses are said to be easy to wear, whereas larger, boxier frames are heavier and harder to keep from sliding. Constantly having to push glasses up can be awkward and far from comfortable. Plastic isn’t the only material that glasses are made out of though. It is these other materials that often offer greater comfort than plastic can

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Fashion Mehndi


What Is Mehndi
MEHNDI is an ancient form of body art that has been practiced in the Middle East, India and parts of Africa for thousands of years. Mehndi is often viewed as a woman's practice though it has indeed been practiced by men. Mehndi is the art of applying designs to the skin through the application of pastes made with henna powder on different parts of the body. Henna was most often applied to the hands and feet.
Henna was first applied as a means to cool down the body. A dot was applied to the palm of the hands and helped to cool the body.
After becoming bored with the look of the single dot on the palm, the early users of henna began to add lines and other shapes. Eventually this elaboration became the beautiful designs we see today.In the different cultures where the practice of Mehndi flourished, different styles and ways of application developed. There are the fine lines of designs of Pakistan and India. There are the more geometric patterns and designs of Morocco. There are the bold geometric shapes and patterns of various parts of Africa created with a method of tape resist. Mehndi patterns are created with the application of paste with gold rods, plastic cones, plastic bottles with tips, syringes, toothpicks and other tools henna artists have developed to get the job done and express themselves through the art of Mehndi.
Evergreen Mehendi Tips
Mehendi is the most essential bridal accessory. Indian customs, traditions and festivals are incomplete without the beautiful and fragrant "Henna" designs and tattoos on a woman's hands.
Prepared and applied right, mehendi will not only add to your bridal look, but will wow the man of your life and the guests.
The Mehendi Trends
No Arabic patterns or westernised concepts for the dazzling dulhan of today; traditional mehendi designs have made a rocking comeback.
Talented celeb mehendi artist Veena Nagda, who has literally coloured the hands of Karisma Kapoor, Twinkle Khanna, Rani Mukerjee and Priyanka Chopra, believes that anything funky in mehendi designs is in.
Veena says, "The traditional Indian designs, which involve a lot of fine work, are back. The floral designs with paisleys and intricate detail are doing the rounds."
Green mehendi with color stones seems to be the latest trend.
For the pre-wedding cocktail parties, designs matching to the color of the outfits is also picking up in popularity, according to Veena.
Usha Shah is another mehendi artist for the Bollywood brigade whose recent mehendi can be seen on Konkona and Rani Mukherjee in Laga Chunri Mein Daag.
Usha says "Arabic mehendi, which was in some years ago, is certainly out whereas roses and lotuses are now in fashion again."

Mehendi Must-knows
Nowadays instant mehendi or chemical mehendi, which doesn't require any time to develop colour, is also available in the market, however, it is not the healthy way to go about it.
The chemicals in instant mehendi can cause skin allergies and other skin reactions.
Another type of harmful mehendi, which is not fortunately out of circulation,is "dye mehendi." It contained ammonia and other ingredients in a commercial dye and was extremely harmful.
Sometimes, nail-polish mehendi, a type of colour safe to be used on skin and is removable later, is used as instant mehendi. Ill effects of these colours are not known, since the concoction of these colours differs depending upon the brand.

A few words on Mehndi ...
The art of mehndi (or mehandi) has been a long-standing tradition stemming from many ancient cultures dating back as far as about 5,000 years, but is most known today for its history in India. Today, it is still used in religious and ritualistic ceremonies in India, but has also gained appreciation in other countries as a beautiful art to be appreciated at any time. So, what exactly is mehndi? Mehndi is a temporary art done on the body with henna. Henna powder is derived from a plant (actually a bush), Lawsonia inermis, commonly found in the Middle East and other areas where the climate is hot and dry. The bush is harvested, dried, and then crushed to make henna powder. Henna itself is used for many things such as hair treatment, heat rash relief, and skin conditioner to name a few. The top leaves of the plant are best for mehndi, while the lower part of the plant is used for the other purposes. Henna paste is what is made to apply henna art designs. Henna powder itself is green in color, but the stain it leaves behind is usually an orange-red color. There are many suppliers now that offer henna in a variety of colors but these are not recommended. Pure henna has had little to no incident of allergic reaction. When colors are added to natural henna, reactions can be mild to severe. Black henna especially has been known to cause serious skin burns as a result of the chemicals added to it to produce the black color effect. Henna is best to be appreciated in its purest form. Most who are familiar with henna have seen the traditional designs. These beautifully intricate patterns are similar to those used for the marriage ceremonies and other rituals. They usually adorn the hands and feet of the wearer, and require that they remain still for many hours to apply the paste and then allow it to dry. Henna color has been known to take best to the hands and feet due to their dry properties which soak up and hold the color better, but henna can be applied anywhere. How well your skin takes to the henna will depend on each individual's skin properties. Today, henna has been done in many forms including more contemporary designs. Some contemplating a permanent tattoo might apply henna first to see if they like the look before making a permanent decision. Some just enjoy having a temporary design they know will wash off in a few weeks. Whatever your reasons might be for being interested in henna, you are delving into a beautiful form of art rich in culture.
First of all I must tell you what is mehndi actually. It is the art or skill to embellish the various body parts like hands, palms and legs etc. with the help of application of henna. This henna is a paste made from the leaves of henna plant. It is available as readymade in the market. So don’t you begin to imagine that you have to go to the tree to make a fine paste of henna

More of you if asked the origin of this mehndi, majority would say that it is India in Punjab or Rajasthan. But now it’s magic has been spread almost all over the world. Especially in India we see the girls, ladies and the grand mas even crazy of the mehndi. Even Amitabh Bacchan is not that popular.
In India it was introduced by the Mughals during the 12th century. Anyways In India although it is becoming a fashion statement day by day yet it is treated as a part of culture of hindu, muslims and Punjabis. Specially for the weddings it is highly popular, in India you won’t find a single wedding in which the bridal’s hands are embellished by the beautifully applied mehndi. It has a genuine reason behind the application of this mehndi, that the bride who is about to leave her family forever and has to start a new life ahead definitely needs some special time to be spent with her friends and family members.Firstly mehndi was used as a medium to keep your hands cool really cool, it was very late when the women started to experiment with the designs of the mehndi. And due to that only it started to gain acceptance in various auspicious occasions like diwali and weddings etc.
The mehndi is applied and left for at least three hours and then when it is rubbed off on drying then the beautiful mehndi is simply irresistible and your heart automatically says even I want to apply the mehndi. Putting mehndi is not very difficult and also now a days readymade cones are available along with the mehndi design books. For best results take care of your mehndi like this :First of all apply the mehndi oil on your place of putting mehndi with the help of cotton.Then keep applying a little amount of lemon drops on the dried portion of mehndi with the help of cotton.Finally when you are about to rub off the mehndi then apply the ‘Mustard oil’ on your mehndi by cotton and rub it off after 15-20 minutes. You can rub off your mehndi by cropping your hands together.So you just read that application of mehndi is not that troublesome. And then you get a beautiful result in return.
There are many styles of applying mehndi like Traditional mehndi design, Arabic mehndi design, Shaded mehndi design, Bridal mehndi design and many more but this is for sure may be any design it enhances the

First of all I must tell you what is mehndi actually. It is the art or skill to embellish the various body parts like hands, palms and legs etc. with the help of application of henna. This henna is a paste made from the leaves of henna plant. It is available as readymade in the market. So don’t you begin to imagine that you have to go to the tree to make a fine paste of henna.

Mehndi party is a social gathering that is held before an Indian / Pakistani marriage ceremony. Mehndi gathering are typically held at the family residence of the bride in the week leading up to the actual wedding ceremony and are attended by friends and relatives who apply Mehndi which is known by Henna also to the bride’s hands, feet and body. It is considered highly favorable to decorate the hands and feet of a bride with Henna / Mehndi and usually the grooms name is written on the palm of the bride’s hand.
Party of Mehndi ceremony is a enjoyable and lively party and there is usually a special banquet prepared specially for the event. Mehndi parties are thrown across all regions of India and Pakistan the style and mode of the celebration often varies across different regions according to their own customs and traditions.
In the past, women only attended Mehndi parties and female relatives and friends of the bride will dance to music and play the dholak. In this day and age, Mehndi parties are no longer considered a private affair and have become plentiful and complicated celebrations that are attended by both men and women.
Noreen is one of us who is enjoying her brother wedding party. She is cute and charming girl, which like music, fun and mazza. Irrespective of age or gender, a party is a enormously popular event and is usually a large celebration which has led to modern parties being held in banquet halls rather than the bride’s family home.

The art of mehndi has existed for centuries. The exact place of its origin is difficult to track because of centuries of people in different cultures moving through the continents and taking their art forms with them and therefore sharing their art with everyone along the way. Some historical evidence suggests that mehndi started in India while others believe it was introduced to India during the twelfth century A.D. I personally feel that it would be hard to argue the fact that it appeared as an art form in Egypt first. Proof has been found that henna (mehndi) was used to stain the fingers and toes of Pharaohs prior to mummification over 5000 years ago when it was also used as a cosmetic and for its healing power. The mummification process took 70 days and as the Egyptians were diligent in planning for their deaths and their rebirth in the afterlife, they became quite obsessed with the preservation process. The Egyptians believed that body art ensured their acceptance into the afterlife and therefore used tattooing and mehndi to please the gods and guarantee a pleasant trip.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Fashion Glass Bangle


Bangles or Chudi (Urdu: ﭼﻮﮌﯼ) (Tamil: Valayal) (Telugu: Gaaju) are traditional ornaments worn by Pakistani women and Indian women, especially Hindus. They wear after marriage signifying the matrimony.
They are circular in shape, and, unlike bracelets, are not flexible. The word is derived from Hindi bungri (glass).[1] They are made of numerous precious as well as non-precious materials such as gold, silver, platinum, glass, wood, ferrous metals, plastic, etc.
Bangles are part of traditional Indian jewelry. They are usually worn in pairs by women, one or more on each arm. Most Indian women prefer wearing either gold or glass bangles or combination of both. Inexpensive Bangles made from plastic are slowly replacing those made by glass, but the ones made of glass are still preferred at traditional occasions such as marriages and on festivals.
The designs range from simple to intricate handmade designs, often studded with precious and semi-precious stones such as diamonds, gems and pearls.
Sets of expensive bangles made of gold and silver make a jingling sound. The imitation jewelry, tend to make a tinny sound when jingled.
Some men wear a single bangle on the arm or wrist called as kada. In Sikhism, The father of a Sikh bride will give the groom a gold ring, a kada (steel or iron bangle), and a mohra.[1]

Bangles—made from shell, copper, bronze, gold, agate, chalcedony etc.—have been excavated from multiple archaeological sites throughout India.[2] A figurine of a dancing girl—wearing bangles on her left arm— has been excavated from Mohenjo-daro (2600 BC).[3]
Other early examples of bangles in India include copper samples from the excavations at Mahurjhari—soon followed by the decorated bangles belonging to the Mauryan empire (322–185 BCE), and the gold bangle samples from the historic site of Taxila (6th century BCE).[2] Decorated shell bangles have also been excavated from multiple Mauryan sites.[2] Other features included copper rivets and gold-leaf inlay in some cases.[2]

Types of bangle
There are various types of bangles available on the market. Primary distinguishing factor for these is the material that is used to make the bangles. This may vary anything from glass to metal to lac and even rubber or plastic. Traditionally bangles were made of various types of metals like gold, silver, bronze etc. Bangles made from gold are considered the most expensive ones.
Another factor that adds to the price of the bangles is the artifacts or the work done further on the metal. This includes embroidery or small glass pieces or paintings or even small hangings that are attached to the bangles. The rareness of a color and its unique value also increase the value. Bangles made from lac are one of the oldest ones and among the brittle category too. Lac is clay like material which in molded in hot kilns-like places to make these bangles. Among the recent entrants are the rubber bangles that are worn more like a wrist band by youngsters while the plastic ones are there to add the trendy look.
Normally, a bangle worn by people around the world is simply an inflexible piece of jewelry worn around the wrist. However, in many cultures, especially in the Arabian Peninsula and in South Asia, bangles have evolved into various types in which different ones are used at different occasions.

Glass bangles are mostly produced in only one Indian city called Firozabad in North India.
In India,
Hyderabad has a historic market for bangles named the Laad Bazaar.
Pakistan, glass bangles are almost all produced in Hyderabad, Pakistan

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Indian Bangles: Current Glass Bangle Trends
Indian bangles have been around for hundreds of years, but they are more fun and versatile than ever right now. Indian metal bangles are common. You can find metal bangles everywhere from the mall jewelry shops like Clair's to stores like Target. These pretty metal bangles are great for little girls, but, hey, we're women. We want the real thing, GLASS

Bangle Color Meanings
White........................New Beginning/Purity

Meanings, symbology, and other fun history...
Glass bangles and Indian bangles have had many interesting meanings and myths surrounding them over the years. Lets have some fun exploring a couple, shall we?
Indian Bangles and the HoneymoonIndian wedding preparations will often include a bride's best friend or sister helping her put on the smallest glass bangles possible. Luxurious hand massages and scented oils are used to be able to put on bangles that otherwise would be too small. The smaller the bangles around your wrist, the less likely they are to break.
Why all this work? The saying goes that the honeymoon lasts until the last glass bangle breaks.

Glass Bangles, Husbands, and Luck
Often you will see Indian women wearing huge armfuls of glass bangles, even while doing day-to-day chores. It is said that bangles bring safety and luck to ones husband. If a woman breaks glass bangles (especially a large amount of them) her husband is in danger.
With all that power a woman and her bangle wield, a husband better be on his best behavior if he knows what's good for him!

Karwa Chuth Indian Celebration
This traditional Indian holiday is a celebration many Indian women participate in every year that honors their husbands and their god-sisters.Many years ago before telephones, cars, and trains, when Indian women married, they went to live with their new husband and their in-laws. This often meant leaving their friends and family far behind, leaving the girl without a confidant to talk to and help work out issues with her new family. To ease this transition, during the marriage ceremony another bond was sanctified between the bride and another women who would become the bride's life long god-sister or god-friend. The women would become sisters and best friends, giving the new bride a means to have someone close to confide her worries and hopes in privacy and confidence. Karwa Chuth originally was a celebration of this relationship between women and the marriage that brought them together. They would exchange gifts of food, glass bangles, henna, and bindi, and rejoice in each other's company along with the loving happy relationship between husband and wife.The bride's in-laws would also give her gifts on this day to celebrate the good fortune of having a kind and loving daughter-in-law, and to show her how much they love her. As the necessity of god-sisters has waned, the Karwa Chuth celebration has gravitated more towards celebrating the well-being, prosperity, and longevity of a woman's husband. A day long fast, from sun up to sun down, and prayer accompany the tradition of gifts. The fast comes from the Story of Queen Veeravati who both accidentally cursed and relivened her husband with the help of Goddess Parvati.

Pink Saturday - Pink bangles
Pink Saturday - Beverly, at the blog "How Sweet the Sound" hosts Pink Saturday. Let the color pink inspire you.
During our visit to Artesia, sometimes known as "Little India," I bought these pink metal bangles. They are bright hot pink, with gold-colored glitter and little mirror chips pasted on them in patterns. They are cheap things - the asking price for a stack of four dozen was $15. I bought half a stack, and then gave away a dozen to a friend. Even still, the glitter and clash and sparkle of the remaining dozen catches the eye when worn - and the ear, as they delicately tinkle when you move.
The word "bangle" comes from Hindi. It is related to bangri or bangali, which refers to its shape - a ring around the arm. "Bangle" may also be related to bungri, which means "glass."
Indian girls buy glass bangles for all occasions, in colors that match their outfits. Special wooden racks are sold to display them safely. Most glass bangles, or kanch-ki-choodi are made by Muslim craftspeople in the city of Firozabad, in north central India, or in the city of Hyderabad, in Pakistan.
Firozabad, in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh is famous for its glassworks. Glass of all kinds is made here, including light bulbs and bottles and jars - but also beads, bangles, chandeliers, decorative wear.
Bangles are made in sizes, from tiny ones for little girls to extra large ones for larger hands. You're supposed to wear the smallest size that fits you - small glass bangles are less likely to break. When I shopped for glass bangles in the Bangle Bazaar in Artesia, the shopgirl sized me as a 2.8. The glass bangles are stored beneath a table holding CDs. I sat down on the floor and pawed through the stacks and boxes of glass bangles - although there were fabulous colors and varieties, it seemed like everything was a 2.6.

I finally found this package - they are black and gold, and quite elegant. There are two fancy bangles in the package, as well as skinny bangles decorated in three different patterns. Price? $9.
Since medieval times in India, bangles have been a symbol of marriage. Women wear bangles at weddings and give bangles as wedding gifts. The saying goes that a honeymoon lasts until the last wedding bangle breaks. When a woman is widowed she symbolically breaks her glass bangles.
Women's craft collectives in India adorn boxes, picture frames, other objects with colorful shards of broken glass bangles.
Glass bangles are delicate, and break easily. I broke this one trying to put it on. I really think I should have bought a size 2.10 instead. Bangle-lovers advise using lotion on your hands when trying to put your bangles on or take them off.
If you like the idea of glass bangles, you can go to this website. They have instructions for measuring your size, and selections of bangles in all sizes and colors.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Fashion Child


Glug Baby
Glug baby was born to a husband and wife team shortly after their first child was born. Like so many other parents, they were excited to buy well-designed, everyday clothes for their daughter to wear, but couldn’t find exactly what they were looking for. So they decided to start designing for themselves. The challenge was simple - create a fresh, modern line stylish enough to appeal to hip parents, yet still playful and appropriate for children. Three years later, GLUG BABY is going strong and expanding every season.
Morgan & Milo Ginger Mary Jane
A mary jane that is not afraid to be worn for play dates. Little girls will enjoy this soft suede upper with playful embroidered hearts and colorful striped lining. Moms will love that it has a durable rubber toe cap and all the comfort of her daughters favorite GINGER MARY JANE sneakers.

The modern boy - he is the king of the monkey bars, prince of the lunch table. He never makes the bus, but always makes his bed. He likes his ABCs, minds his Ps and Qs and devours his PB and Js, in that order. All in all, an extremely talented young man. Check out WONDERBOY collections for your modern boy.

PluiePluie Rainboots
PluiePluie means “rain, rain” in French. Its European styled raingear will make you wish it would rain every day. But no longer would you have to be sopping wet–PLUIEPLUIE is sure to rescue your day!

Daily Tea from Tea Collection
For a world of play…everyday
Discover Daily Tea - the easy mix-and-match knits for infants! Inspired by the everyday play of children, Daily Tea offers high-quality, 100% cotton knits with distinctive prints, colors and silhouettes that create endless wardrobe possibilities. DISCOVER DAILY TEA

Kate Spade Nylon Large Baby MessengerThis classic nylon messenger bag is a great choice for career minded moms. This water resistant bag has two interior bottle pockets and a zip pocket. The wipeable lining makes cleaning up spills a snap. A change pad is included but can be removed. The unstructured interior makes it easy to pack tons of baby stuff. This bag will keep any mom looking stylish, but is also classic enough to use

Pixel Pak
Pixel Modern Pieces offers the essential outfit-to-go in this 3-Piece cotton set. Featuring a two-tone cotton tee with quirky graphic and coordinating track pant and beanie this modern gift set will be a favorite of both baby and mama’s alike! Find one that fits your baby’s personality.
Pixel Pak gift sets come in a convenient 6” reuseable clear bag. You’ll find your Pixel Pak makes the perfect “outfit to go.” When not storing an extra outfit - use your bag for hot wheels, crayons, hair bands or a snack! Made for you in the USA.

Ellie Bellie Kids Messenger Bag
Who says messenger bags are only for those who know their times tables?
A little sporty, a little metro, these pint-sized messenger bags are a hit with kids and parents alike. Kids love carrying their own treasures, and you’ll love not having to carry those treasures yourself. Fill it with snacks, books, puzzles or other gear and give them a sense of independence while looking super stylish too! Measures 10″w x 8″h x 2″d. Adjustable strap. Velcro closure. Interior pocket. Machine

Spongebob Squarepants Celebrates His 10 Year Anniversary
Spongebob Squarepants Celebrates His 10 Year AnniversarySpongebob Squarepants Celebrates His 10 Year Anniversary. Humanity™ has created a fashionable, humanitarian Spongebob Squarepants t-shirt to celebrate!Spongebob Squarepants fans young and old can join in the celebration with this organic cotton t-shirt. Humanity is a tapestry of art and written text that unfolds the story of individuals, social justice and the environment.Each Humanity piece collection reveals a story. Through the artistic design on the outside and the written text on the inside Humanity is sure to be loved by all.

New Consumers? Children, Fashion and Consumption
‘Pester power’ may be familiar to many parents of children trying to cope with ever increasing demands for the latest trainers, CDs, mobile phones and computer games. The fact that children now represent a considerable market for producers and retailers of such goods might be well known, but the significance of consumption to their lives and to childhood more generally is not. Taking children’s consumption of clothing as its focus, our research has attempted to understand the place and significance of fashion amongst 6–11 year olds in different regions of England. Working in detail with children in eight contrasting families over the course of a full year, the research has looked at the place of labels and logos in contemporary childhood. Our findings highlight parental concerns about inappropriate sexualization through clothing and at the same time challenge the idea that all children want to look like their favourite pop star or footballer