2005 Fashion Runway Hits are Fabulous

I was flipping through this months Elle. There’s some terrific style information in it! Looks like we’ve made it full circle to the 1970s. For some of us we’ll get to relive some of our favourite fashions but there may be some ‘yuck’ in the group too.Flirty cuts in pretty colors with ruffles and frills are in. Remember the vibrant balloon tops – they are back. As are the wool wrap tops and wool jackets. Super high heels have also made their way back into the picture. Your jewelry selections are wide open for mixing and matching. Big and bold will certainly fit the current trends.Elle says that these items are runway hits: croppped sweaters in acrylic, cotton, or wool. Satin wrap tops ranging from long sleeves to no sleeves, and asymmetrical skirts.The skirts are definitely fun and sexy – black is the hotest color, sequens are very popular, and beaded silk is definitely in. Add some sexy earrings or a sparkly necklace and your ready for a night on the town.Straight leg wool pants are also in, as well as wool jackets with faux fur collars. Chiffon and satin are big and sleeveless cotton knit turtlenecks are ever so in style.Accessories are bright and bold – hot pink clutches, chintz hand bags, satin and metallic pumps, ballerina flats. Your jewelry can be a mix of bright and bold, and more muted tones. With this years fashions almost anything goes.Check out the Spring 2005 Elle RunwaySome of Ralph Loren’s Spring Fashions are just terrific and they are fitting for almost everyone. Watch the Ralph Loren ShowAlberta Ferretti has some outlandish and fun pieces this season Alberta Ferretti ShowAlice Roe has some very sexy looks Alice Roe Show
And check out Balenciaga formal or evening fashions – they are to die for! Balenciaga ShowIts a great year to set your own limits and make your own fashion style.There is certainly something for everyone! You may also want to check out some of the other designers such as Blugirl, Calvin Klein, and Prada.Always remember to complete your look with your jewelry!

Christian Dior – One of the World’s Top Fashion Houses in the World!

Christian Dior was a French fashion designer who died at the age of 52 from a heart attack. But his company did not die with him. Dior is best known as the founder of one of the world’s top fashion houses. His company, Christian Dior, owns Louis Vuitton, S.A., Mo√ęt Hennessy better known as LVMH which is a French multinational luxury goods conglomerate that is headquartered in Paris. He was a designer of clothes, handbags and other accessories.Christian Dior’s father hoped that his son would become a diplomat, but Christian had other dreams. He was an artist and wanted to be involved in the art world. With the help of his father, at the age of 23, he left school and he and a good friend of his opened a small art gallery. They were fortunate in that they were able to sell paintings from artists such as Pablo Picasso.Unfortunately, after only three years, the art gallery had to be closed. Dior’s mother and brother died and his father’s fertilizer business failed during the Great Depression. Out of work, he took his fashion sketches to fashion designer, Robert Piguet. He worked with Piguet until he was called for military duty in 1940.Dior served two years and when discharged, he returned to the fashion world. He went to work for the fashion house of Lucien Lelong, where he was one of two of the primary designers. During World War II, Dior designed dresses for the wives of Nazi officers and French collaborators like most of the other fashion houses at that time.
Dior left Lelong’s fashion house in 1946. With the financial backing of Marcel Boussac, a textile manufacturing mogul, he opened his own fashion house. Dior’s fashion house quickly became one of the most famous clothing and perfume manufacturers in history.Dior’s first collection was presented in 1947, was coined the “New Look” by Camel Snow, the editor-in-chief of Harper’s Review. His designs were more sexy and voluptuous compared to the normal styles of the World War II era. He was a master designer who envisioned designs that complimented women’s bodies. His dresses flared out from the waist, giving his models a very curvaceous form.Used to the fashion style during the war, women found it very hard to get used to Dior’s designs that covered their legs and were very extravagant. Eventually women got used to the “New Look” and Christian Dior’s designs revolutionized women’s dress and reestablished Paris as the center of the fashion world after World War II.Although Christian Dior was famous for his “New Look” in fashion, he didn’t just design clothes. His designer handbags are some of the most exquisite and expensive handbags in the world. His handbags and other accessories are admired, coveted and treasured by all in the fashion world and the average working woman.

Latest Fashion News and Ideas: Bags Invade, and the Clutch Wins!

This season is your turn to try the sassiest bag! From classy bags to funky ones, here are the latest fashion news and ideas and the best handbag designs so far.Pick the bag that suits your fashion style. You can pick top handles: No matter how you decide to wear them, this year choose your bags with small top handles as they are here to conquer the fashion runaways. You can also go for bucket bags: this trend has been going on for a few seasons now and it is far from disappearing, as it is evolving more and more in different shapes and many embroideries and designs.A new fashion trend in the bag region: camera bags: It seems the trend of technology in bags is not limited to phones only. This season you will also be seeing a lot of camera bags, which are bags but with a little more volume and size, big enough to fit your bag.Or you can go for clutches. When you think of clutch handbags, you think weddings, prom night, or dinner parties, but never everyday outings. They’re not very practical, and you can barely fit your phone, wallet, and keys in there.Nevertheless, they do have their perks; they look pretty, minimalistic, modern, and are a chic change from traditional handbags. So if you’ve been wanting to convert to a clutch but don’t really feel they’re comfortable, here are some tips on how you can pull off the look.Use a strap: You don’t have to carry the clutch in your hand. And instead of carrying a large, heavy bag on your shoulder, carry a clutch with a strap. It’s light and practical.Take just what you need: Take a look at your bag right now; what can you find in it? You’ll probably find a bottle of perfume that’s been empty since last spring, along with lots of other stuff you don’t use. When you go out, what do you really need besides your wallet, keys, and maybe a couple of makeup essentials? That way, you’ll not only make it lighter, but you’ll also find what you’re looking for faster.Pick a clutch that has pockets: Some clutches have pockets on the outside, which can hold some extra items like your phone or mascara. You can also use that space to put your cash and cards instead of taking your wallet, so you’ll free up some space in the main pocket.Choose the right size for you: Some clutches are actually quite large, which may tempt you to get them. But if you have a petite figure, a large clutch might look awkward, so take a look at yourself in the mirror before you buy it just to make sure it’s not oversized for you.Choose the pattern/color carefully: If you have a basic style in clothing, go for a patterned clutch to add some flair to your outfit. But if you’re wearing something with lots of stripes and designs, you should carry a clutch with.What do you think of the latest fashion news and ideas