What is this DUCK BOOTS?

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I really wondered what this duck boot is when I first heard about it. Did you? Why is it named so? Well it has a great sense behind. The upper section of the shoes are made using water repellant fabric called, duck cloth canvass and bottom has rubber sole. So it’s quite obvious it’s meant for rainy season and is called as the DUCK BOOT.

Way back these shoes were used as hunting shoes, comfortable to walk on snow and water. This shoe is first invented in 1912 by Leonwood Bean. He used a very interesting strategy to introduce his shoes to the mass. The very first lot of the shoes produced was handed over to his customers with a return back policy/ exchange policy. Unfortunately the first lot was not that big a success, though many customers bought the shoes, but were returned back due to non satisfaction. On this he reworked and dispatched a fresh lot to the customer’s back, which was a boom. His count for lovers kept increasing and its 100 years now that the duck book shoes are back in vogue with full swing. This time it’s not just the hunters but the college student also inn for the style.

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Do you accept how your teen dresses?

It’s expected that one day your teen will put on an outfit that you will find either appalling, in poor taste or just complete strange. While your parental instinct may compel you to intervene, it’s important to respect and accept the way your teen dresses, since fashion is often an expression of who he/she is, or who he/she wants to be.
Respect and Accept Your Teen’s Choice in Clothes


1) Watch how all the other kids dress by driving past your teen’s school or by becoming involved in activities with your teen and her friends. Fashion among teenagers is very much a function of peer pressure, and most kids want to mix together into the crowd and be accepted. By taking time to see how the other kids dress, your own teen’s outfits may seem a lot less strange to you.

2) Stay informed and educated about the dress code at your teen’s school. Most schools rule out a wide variety of clothing, such as t-shirts with racy or offensive slogans or clothing that may be a bit too instructive. By helping your teen choose clothing that stays within these boundaries, you may save yourself an unexpected trip to the principal’s office.

3) Accept how your teen dresses by being enduring and weathering fashion trends that you may find in poor taste or against your own fashion sense. Trends in kid’s clothing change often, and you might find the next fad to be a little more appealing.

4) Look beyond the way your teen dresses to find out if there are other concerns. Dressing incredibly may indicate that your teen is unhappy or trying to get attention. It is important to recognize when a style of dress reflects undesirable behaviors, such as participation in a gang or seeking sexual attention.

Remember not to judge a book by its cover when it comes to accepting the way your teen and his/her friends dress.

Teenage Fashion Trends – by Fashion talk

Fashion Talk – Hilary Duff, the poster girl for curves rocks in skinny jeans and heels

Today, the mother-of-one was ever the fashionista in bright red skinny jeans and a plain white T-shirt so as not to detract from her accessories. She looks gorgeous with her latest fashion trends. 

She recently told In Touch magazine: ‘I’m not perfect, but I feel fantastic. This is how it goes for most women – the weight doesn’t fall off overnight.’

Giving her petite 5ft 1in frame an additional boost, the 24-year-old tottered along on black heels instead of running errands in more practical trainers.

Hilary was enjoying an afternoon off from motherhood, heading for Switch boutique in Beverly Hills without little Luca in tow.

Read More : http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2201348/Hilary-Duff-dresses-rocks-skinny-jeans-heels.html

How to Get the Hottest Fab Footwear for Summer 2012

Ladies, when it comes to stylish, sexy footwear for summer, you’ve got a lot of choices. And as the great and glam Carrie Bradshaw of ‘Sex and the City’ once said, “We’re talking about a woman’s right to shoes.”

There’s no excuse to be stuck wearing yesterday’s clunky disasters. It’s time to clean out the closet and go shopping. And if you think you’re boxed in with only selections of boring flats and wedges, think again.

Footwear for summer 2012 is sizzling hot. Look for shoe/sandal trends that pop in bright colors, like vivid yellows and oranges, hot pink, electric blue, etc. Nine West is offering up the ‘Krysten’ in their own yummy shades of Turquoise or Flamingo on a criss-cross platform with buckle closure, as featured in OK! magazine.

Or slip into a pair of sky high platforms if you dare. Jessica Simpson has never met a platform sole she didn’t like, and this season she’s designed a bunch of them, including the ‘Barbara,’ a sexy platform cage sandal that features a strappy stiletto design.

The ‘Cordelia’ Espadrille Wedge by Bandolino is adorably suede with a layered flower detail at the toe, braided espadrille heel, and a slingback strap. A smart choice that spells comfort and style, 24/7.

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Maybe shining shoes are more your style. Gold or silver are classics that are on trend for summer 2012. It’s metallic mania, if you will. ‘Ariel’ from BCBGeneration is the perfect pump for a glamorous night out on the town. It’s a peep toe pump in a shiny gold, metallic leather upper.

Pastel-colored footwear is also very appealing for the summer. Try on any style in aqua, light yellow, or pale green. Nude is extra hot at the moment, too. Just look at the Royals’ Kate Middleton in nude shoes again and again. Coach has a sophisticated pair in wheat, called the ‘Sue Heel.’ It features a rounded toe in nude leather with a straight, stacked heel.

Coach also offers up the ‘Gwynn Wedge,’with a nautical blue striped canvas and leather strap on a 4 1/2″ wedge heel. Stripes are the hottest accessory going at the moment, and these classic sandals have a modern edge that looks so right this summer.

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If you’ve been wishing for the braided sandal to return, then summer 2012 is your time. Braiding on footwear is quite elegant, especially when the details are so intricate. You could never go wrong selecting the ‘Tahira Black Braid’ by Naturalizer. This is a lovely casual sandal thong in a 1 1/4″ heel. The braiding in black, twists and loops, and fastens with a heel sling strap and buckle.

Summer footwear doesn’t have to be dull or look typical. Look around, and you will see runway trends that maybe you thought you could never wear, like sexy transparent shoes, laced up sandals, metallic toes, sandals loaded with buckles, rivets, and the return of always chic, pointed toe shoes.

Remember: Fashion doesn’t end at the hem of your dress or pants. Your covered feet complete the look. And when your summer footwear is right on trend, so are you.

Street Style Fashion from Australian Fashion Week

Lucinda Constable in Australian Fashion Week 

Karla Clarke in Australian Fashion Week

Jessica Rees in Australian Fashion Week

Emma Mannswirth in Australian Fashion Week

Sophie Raper in Australian Fashion Week

Photographed by Candice Lake

Source from –
http://www.glamourmagazine.co.uk/fashion/street-style-photo-blog/2012/05/sophie-raper-stylist-australian-fashion-week

Fashion Talk – : Original vs. Poplar designs, which is more preferred?

As always there are two sides to a coin and the same holds true when it comes to fashionable dresses. While some prefers branded and original designs, few prefer to go with latest and popular trends or styles predominant in the fashion industry at present. 
What you wear eventually makes you who you are. People dress according to their likes and personality and this has stood to be true for several generations now. A recent survey that was taken suggested diversified results in this context. Originality vs. Popularity has proven to be a tight battle. 
And majority of people who were interviewed feels that more than looking good as per what the society thinks in a particular era, feeling comfortable and confident in what they wear is more important. Most people apparently wear a style that they like and something that makes them feel comfortable while wearing them.
Some people suggested that eventually what you wear according to your likes makes the style all the more original. Of course, popular designs are prevalent in every era or decade, but that doesn’t necessarily mean your personality would suit that featured design. You might also feel uncomfortable while wearing it and compromise just to stand out in the crowd. Fitting of the dress is also very important. It should neither be too loose nor too tight.
“The only real elegance is in the mind; if you’ve got that, the rest really comes from it.”
Looking good and stylish depends upon self confidence and right attitude. It has nothing to do with popularity of the style or the originality of the style. The best thing you can ever do is experiment with your fashion sense which projects a very daring and bold image on your part. And when you carry your style around with the right attitude, you can pull that desired outlook brilliantly.
One can conclude by stating that majority of people haven’t lost their senses and blindly followed things as per market trends. They believe ultimately, it all comes down to what you like and what makes you comfortable. 

Five inspiring women over 50

We’re lucky enough to live in an age of some seriously inspirational older women, who have done much to prove that reaching 50 doesn’t mean an end to glamour, success and sophistication.

Recent research has shown that only a third of women aged 50-74 consider their age when shopping for clothes – a figure that stacks up when we consider the number of glamorous older women who have been given prominent modelling contracts for major high street retailers in recent years. This surge in 50+ role models means that older women are now investing in trendier pieces, and steering clear of the dowdy clothes that were previously the staple of the mature women.

Here are some of the women we have to thank for blazing a trail for 50+ style and glamour:

Jerry Hall

The former Mrs Jagger still looks amazing, and proves that glamour is often as simple as a slick of red lipstick. Her style is simple and chic, and includes black suits and tailored jackets.

Helen Mirren

Dame Helen has been flying the flag for over-50’s style for many years, and still looks fantastic, as some of her recent bikini shots revealed. She nails red carpet glamour by refusing to shy away from showing off her assets, without being inappropriate. She looks great in evening maxi dresses with classic accessories.

Anna Wintour

The editor of US Vogue, Anna Wintour always looks stylish and perfectly turned out. She favours tailored clothes with sharp lines, like pencil skirts, but is also known for her huge fur coats, shades and trademark blunt bob. She is living proof that style, glamour and success are more potent than ever after 50.

Kim Cattrall

In her role in Sex and the City, Kim was always the sexy one – and she’s just as glamorous in real life. She pulls off the sexy look brilliantly, with low plunging necklines and fitted dresses.

Diane Keaton

Diane is known for her stylish and effortlessly cool take on menswear, and she still looks as fabulous as ever. She wears hats and masculine tailoring, pulling it all together with a great pair of heels.

Twiggy

With her M&S campaigns, Twiggy has bounced back into the spotlight as a stylish 50+ lady. She’s been credited with helping older women feel that they can still wear fashionable clothes, and look fantastic in the process.