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Category Archives: Fashion

Nice And Safe Sunglasses

First of all, you should pay attention to UV protection of the sunglasses you want. They must provide protection from ultraviolet radiation, which is a component of sunlight causing eye disease. There is a government agency controlling sunglass manufacture and sales in the country, called the FDA. It recommends the consumers to look for lens in sunglasses that are able to block 99-100% of UVA and UVB radiation. You will understand that’s what you are looking for if you see the label reading either UV 400 or 100% UV protection.

Talking about sunglasses lens materials, it should be noted that they differ quite a bit – some of them are heavier, but some are more durable. The most popular materials used for sunglass lens are the following:

1) Polycarbonate is a type of durable lightweight plastic.
2) Another type of plastic – CR-39 – is mostly used for prescription-grade lens.
3) Glass is very durable but heavy.

When choosing sunglasses, also pay attention to lens coating and tints: apart from UV filtering, there are more coatings that are applied to sunglass lens. For example, tints are the colors helping lens absorb light as it passes through them. It’s up to you what color to choose, but you should take into account some important benefits:

– gray lens will reduce brightness without distorting color.
– brown and amber colors will reduce all types of glare, even the one created by the blue frequency in sunlight making everything appear hazy, but they will cause more color distortion than gray lens do.
– yellow color will reduce the haze described above even better than browns, thus extremely sharpening up the view, but they will also distort colors more then the others.
– green color will help reduce glare and filter out some of the blue light, thus offering you good contrast between objects.
– rose lens are usually preferred by people going in for water sports or other outdoor activities, as rose color is able to provide you good contrast for objects seen against green or blue backgrounds.

You may also consider purchasing sunglasses with polarized lenses. They have polarizing films, which help reduce the glare from the light bouncing off of some objects like water, highways and so on. Again, it’s up to you.

It is also recommended that you watch for glasses featuring lens scratch resistance, which have a thin coating on lens too. Be aware that plastic lens will scratch more easily than glass ones. Mirrored lenses are also very popular today, and you have surely seen some with a mirror finish on the outside of the lens. However, such lens will scratch easily, as the mirror finish is applied last.

There are also sunglasses with photochromatic (photochromic) lens, which will automatically become darker if exposed to UV radiation. This shift occurs quickly with your surroundings changing from bright to dim. Finally, you can purchase sunglasses with anti-reflective coatings that are able to reduce the reflection caused by light hitting the back side of lens. This will keep the light from bouncing right into your eyes.

Then comes the material of sunglass frames. It can be plastic, base metals, titanium, aluminum and lots of other. You should just try on different frame types in order to compare their weight and choose which one feels the best.

Meanwhile, kids also need protection from UV radiation and glare. Therefore, you should take the same care when choosing them sunglasses. Don’t buy little play ones, but get them something that will protect their eyes.

Some Accessories For Party Season

The Scarf.

Nobody ventures out in the open without a scarf in these cold, cold winter months. Scarves, however, are more than just to keep you warm. Make the season’s must-have accessory look good by mixing and matching and by simply being imaginative!

The Tights.

This year, draw attention to your legs, not by being bare, but by covering up! Today’s tights are fun, chic, and simply irresistible! Dare to go colorful, or be downright bold with prints.

The Coat.

Believe it or not, it’s not the dress that makes the first impression – it’s the coat! That’s only logical, considering that it’s what you wear over the dress. Unless you’re planning on defying the elements, you will, of course, need one. Don’t grab the same old ratty one that you’ve had hanging in your coat closet for the past 2 decades or so. Instead, invest in one – or two! – that complement your couture.

The Bag.

Get into the Christmas spirit with stunning metallic handbags in dazzling silver. You will razzle and dazzle, but hopefully not be frazzled!

The Jewelry.

With all your shining, shimmering splendidness, go for black jewelry this season for a combination so perfect that it’s almost otherworldly. The best thing about it is black goes with just about any outfit imaginable. Safe and stunning – what more can you ask for?

The Boots.

The Uggs still come out on top. Practical yet sassy, functional yet stylish – these boots are not only made for walking, but also for dancing the night away!

Wear Maxi Skirt in Style

Choose a maxi skirt that fits you well. It’s true that wearing a long skirt that does not flatter your figure is not good. Try to find maxi skirts that fits you well and flatter your physique. After all, you had chosen to wear the fashion piece to look gorgeous and trendy.

It’s also highly recommended to wear printed maxi skirts. These long skirts are very attractive and easy to style. You have to pair it with a plain-colored blouse and dark-hued accessories to emphasize glam and elegance. In most cases, printed long skirts provide both chic style and comfort at the same time. Your signature makeup and positive attitude will add glamour to the look.

It’s good to wear long skirts with high slit during evening parties. To create a glamorous look, dark-colored skirts with a high slit is the perfect piece. You’ll need to pair it with a modish blouse, huge accessories and sleek hairstyle to complete the ensemble. In addition, maxi skirts with thigh-high slit are perfect for cocktail hours as long as the clothing pieces are paired with glittery accesories.

Many style lovers mention that wearing scarf to highlight one’s long skirt is stunning. It will brighten your face and flaunt your pretty features. However, there’s no need to over-do the style. Adding some simple accessories and wearing on-trend makeup is enough.

Oversized Vintage Sunglasses

If you are having trouble visualizing these oversized sunglasses, think of Elvis Presley. Elvis wore the sunglasses that were popular during the late 70s and early 80s. His favorite style seems to have been the aviator shape glasses. Aviator glasses are in the shape of a right triangle with the corners well rounded. The glasses are wider at the outer edge of the face and narrower toward the nose. The lenses are basically a straight line across the top.

Another popular style had rectangular lenses. These glasses were often curved to fit around the face, but the basic shape was that of a rectangle. Of course, once again corners of the rectangle were rounded off. Another variation of the rectangle was the square glasses.

A final shape of oversized sunglasses that deserves mention here are the round sunglasses. They were not as popular for as long and were worn only by a few people. However, there were round oversized sunglasses as well.

While metal frames had become popular in the late 60s with the rise of the Beatles, their use seems to have become less popular with the popularity of the oversized glasses. The oversized sunglasses used plastic frames. With the plastic frames, the most popular were the white or black, although there was a while that these frames featured paint splatters to break up the color.

When looking for oversized vintage sunglasses, you will find that there are new sunglass style that have been set aside for years that have been brought back out for sale. Additionally you will find many replicas of the oversized vintage sunglasses as well as new designs that may have never actually surfaced during the vintage years.

If you want authentic oversized vintage sunglasses, your best bet is to shop at thrift stores or estate sales. If you want replica glasses you may find many options in your local boutiques. If you do not find what you are looking for, be sure that you also check online.

Fashionable Rise of Aviator Sunglasses

Aviators were first developed by Ray Ban. Ray Ban was the original designer and manufacturer of these type of sunglasses. Aviators are characterized by dark reflective lens, metal frames and wire paddles that hook behind the ears. This style first became popular during the Second World War, they were designed for fighter pilots to protect their eyes from the blazing sun and enemy bombing. The large aviator sunglass lens bulges out slightly so it will cover the complete eye and prevent as much light as possible from entering the eye at all angles. Due to this need Ray Ban’s design team came up with the aviator design which met the needs of the fighter pilots while also making a fashion statement, fashion and function, what more could you ask for?

Aviators increased in popularity when General Douglas Mac Arthur landed in the Philippines during World War II. Photographers snapped pictures several pictures of General Mac Arthur wearing aviator sunglasses. These pictures landed in numerous newspapers and they were an instant hit with Americans everywhere. Since aviator sunglasses came on the scene, the design has pretty much remained the same and they are still issued with the uniforms given to military pilots.

One interesting fact about aviator sunglasses is that in 1937 the general public was banned from wearing them. Throughout the years numerous companies tried to make their own version of the aviator sunglass, but none have ever been as popular as the classic aviator designed by Ray Ban. While these sunglasses are definitely a pilots’ must have accessory, the aviator is also very popular with the police and other law enforcement officers.

No longer just meant for the military and law enforcement the aviator sunglass has made it to fashion mainstream. Aviator sunglasses come in many colors, styles and designs. So make a fashion statement with your own pair of aviator sunglasses and get ready to turn heads with this timeless and classic sunglass style.

Look Fabulous

Try to make an outfit work for you. Accessory gives a lift to our appearance. It makes the outfit more personalized, and gives the person a touch of certain personality. It can make a whole new look from a simple clothing, with a sense of personal touch and style. Some people has a rule of matching the shoes with the shirt, but what’s impressive is if you can make the belt, bracelet, bag, or any head gear to work out all together to come up in one package with a sense of style. Accessorizing is also putting something that best represents your personality. An outfit can make you look professional, fun, sophisticated, cool, smart, sexy and more.

My personal favorite is a cuff link. It is so small yet can make a big statement – it’s really cool! What makes it even better is that you can put initials to be engraved on the cuff links to make it more personalized.

Having a good pair of sun glasses can make you look glamorous. Choose the style that suits the shape of your face best. Wearing sun glasses is not only a protection from the ultra violet rays. It’s also a good way to make you feel like a celebrity. Celebrities usually have sun glasses in public. Don’t they?

How about sophistical designed neckties? You can get a professional yet stylish attire by choosing your own style. There are lots to choose from, it’s a matter of mix and match to get it all right. Spice up your professional style.

Wear a watch, and wear something that suits you. For example: sporty, classy, fun etc. It is a necessity to know the time, and a watch also makes you look well-dressed.

A belt is also a must, especially with a very fashionable belt in chrome that shines. It all depends on your sense of style. A belt is important to make your whole outfit look better.

Try a hat, it is also good for covering your hair when you are not in a mood to style or comb it. Choose the one that goes well with the shape of your face.

And lastly for the shoes, chose something that is simple but unique. It is a must for men to have at least two colors of leather shoes that is brown and black.

Some Details Men Fashion

Belt:
Belt is to hold up your pants from falling but that isn’t the only purpose. Avoid tucking in your shirt without a belt unless it’s a beltless dress pants. Avoid wearing brown belts with black slacks. Just like you have seasonal jackets and sweaters you should also have seasonal belts that you shouldn’t be wearing year round.

Jewelry:
Don’t do too much and look like a rapper on MTV but don’t skip out on the accessories because you can actually look naked without them. When wearing a nice dress shirt, put on a matching cufflink. When wearing a v-neck shirt or wearing a shirt casually by leaving the top 2 buttons opened put on a simple necklace that kicks your attire up a gear. When deciding to wear a watch stay away from bracelets. As I mentioned about the belt, a watch is made to check the time but that’s shouldn’t be its sole purpose. You should allow it to flow and match and make the same statement your entire attire is making. It should tell a story and all the little parts have to make sense. Don’t have one universal watch that you bought from big 5 and wear it with all of your attire, but switch it up to look casual, sporty and classic at each according time. Your watch shouldn’t’ t be like your wedding ring that you have on at all times, but you should be able to switch it up in time to time.

Hair:
It’s no longer the 90’s so stop using your gel or mouse to spike up your hair to show that shinny empty spot in your head but use wax to style your hair into your own personal style. The great thing about wax is that you can never have a bad hair day because you can always fix it any time of the day just by looking at the mirror.

Armani Sunglasses

For trendy budget sunglasses the Armani Exchange has these less pricey alternatives. Aviators and shields dominate Armani Exchange sunglasses styles for now at least. Rhinestones and swirling cutouts are inching their way into the frame styles though. Both men and women will be comfortable in flip-flops and Armani Exchange sunglasses. Butterfly shields in pale taupe or dark brown put the word casual back into anyone’s summer wardrobe.

Men’s block logo shield with lavender lenses have wider arms to keep more light from entering outside edges. Men may prefer to preserve peripheral vision with the thinner arms of Armani Exchange sunglasses classic aviator style for driving. But a day spent at the beach in a very sunny locale may call for the Mid Logo Shield sunglasses. These have the widest triangular shaped arms that taper to a thinner over ear fitting. They also have heavy, dark plastic frames and are large enough to protect both the eyes and surrounding tissues from the sun’s potential harm.

Most of the men’s Armani Exchange styles are found in a slightly smaller version for women’s faces. Only the round logo and rhinestone logo styles are uniquely feminine. The round logo style comes in cream frames with pallium lenses or black frames with gray lenses. The round metal logo on the sunglasses frame arm says style. The Hollywood styling says fashion. The look says beautiful and the price (under $100 for most) says budget friendly. All-in-all this Armani Exchange sunglasses style is the best sports fashion statement of the year.

When the beach is someone else’s summer location there are more sophisticated Armani styles. Recent college grads can enjoy stepping into the business world with a quick trip to the sunglass counter (or web site) of high end department stores. These retailers offer Giorgio Armani sunglass styles for bigger budgets and power suit requirements.

Giorgio Armani Square Logo ($240), Woven-Temple ($295), Plastic Wrap ($280), and Plastic Frame Logo ($295) represent the low end of the women’s Giorgio Armani sunglasses line. When price is less important than style, women’s Giorgio Armani Logo Temple ($340) and Giorgio Armani Gemstone ($695) sunglasses styles bring the fashion house’s full ability into focus.

Traditional men’s suits will benefit from being accessorized by the classic styling of Giorgio Armani. Metal frames are used on Giorgio Armani Aviator sunglasses ($265) as well as on the Giorgio Armani Double Bridge Aviator sunglasses ($250 – $265). Both protect vision while adding versatility to any man’s wardrobe. Giorgio Armani Tinted Sunglasses ($210) and Giorgio Armani Plastic Polarized Sunglasses ($240) are both conservatively styled men’s lower priced eyewear.

Information of Sunglasses For Face Type

Round:

If you have a round face (a full face with a round hairline and chin), your goal is to find a sunglasses frame that will help to elongate it. Look for frames that are equal to or just slightly wider than the broadest part of your face. Square-ish or angular frames can help to give you a longer, leaner profile. Avoid very round frames. An additional accessory that can help lengthen your face is a fedora or panama hat.

Square:

A square face shape (a strong, square jaw line and a square hairline) can be softened with the right pair of sunglasses. Look for frames with a curve on the lower part, and a frame that is thicker on the top than on the bottom. The frame should, ideally, be wider than the widest part of your face. Avoid rectangular shaped frames, as this will make it look wider. Frames with a light pattern, such as tortoise shell, can help to add subtle curved lines. Another accessory that can help to compliment a strong square shaped face is tie in a classic Windsor tie knot.A bowler hat can also help to add a bit of roundness to your look.

Oval:

If you have an oval face, this means that the shape is very nice and balanced. You can get away with most sunglasses shapes and styles, but your goal should be to maintain the symmetry of your face. You can wear round, square, or rectangular shapes. Look for frames that are at least as wide as the broadest part of your face. If your ears are more prominent, try adding a gambler hat or a wide-brimmed fedora to your accessories wardrobe.

Oblong:

A face that is either long and narrow or rectangular can benefit from a sunglasses style that will make it appear a little bit fuller. Look for frames that will create visual interest at the sides of your face, such as ones with decorative or contrasting color temples. Avoid frames that have too much weight on the bottom, or where the frame is thicker on the bottom than on the top. If you are oblong, avoid wearing vertical lines close to your face. Look for a hat such as a fedora or derby with a wide band in a contrasting color, which will make your face appear shorter.

Heart shaped or triangular:

If your face is triangular or heart shaped, meaning that your face is widest at the forehead and narrowest at the jaw, you should select frames that add balance to the lower half. Frames with a straight top line, such as classic aviators, are a good choice. Rectangular frames are also a nice choice. Look for complimentary accessories that accent your cheekbones, such as a fedora, bowler hat, or panama hat. A skinny tie can also help elongate the face by drawing the eye up and down.

Ways To Buy Sunglasses

Polarization

Many people think that light travels in a straight line. The fact is that light bounces from one surface to another and cause glare from a number of elements such as glass, green grass, water and white sand. When you buy glasses with polarized lenses, you permit only vertical rays to pass through them which reduces glare.

Color

Sunglasses come in various colors. Although the color of the glasses does not have to do anything with polarization, they do have an effect on clarity, depth perception and glare. These days, most glasses come with grey lenses which are a neutral color and do not distort color. Other colors which are available include red, brown, green, yellow and orange. The color of lenses that you have chosen should be considered carefully. Make sure that when you wear them in sunlight, you are comfortable with it and that it does not distort color and increase glare on the glasses.

Protection against Ultra Violet Light

UV rays emitted from the sun can be harmful for the eyes. They can cause macular degeneration, cataracts and other type of ailments. Fortunately, 99% of these rays do not even reach the surface of the earth, but that remaining 1% can cause a lot of damage. If you go out in the sunlight often, it is important that you buy a pair of sunglasses which blocks UV lights. These days, good brands of sunglasses come with UV protection and these are a great choice for all those who are worried about their eye health.