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Celtic Hair Styles, Grooming Decor and Hygiene

A lot of people have asked me about Celtic hair styles for both men and women. They want to know about everyday lives and how they looked.

Celtic Soap – The Romans noted that the Celts were very particular about bathing and grooming habits. They smelled great, as they we know they washed their hands and faces with soap in the morning, as well as bathed fully with soap in the evening. Afterwards they applied oil with scented herbs on their skin. In the Brehon laws there is clear descriptions as to when the elite ‘security’ warriors have to bath as well as foster children’s brats had to be washed every other day. A brat was a kind of cloak Almost ritualistic in belief. It is said that it is the Celts who introduced soap to the Romans who used the oil and sticks to scrape off their dirt previously.

Celtic Hands – In Ireland, the hierarchy persons had to have their fingernails kept well-groomed. The warriors were considered hierarchy and would be shamed if he kept his nails ragged. Women sometimes dyed their nails crimson as we see from the story of Deirdre who makes a statement that crimsoning her nails refers to joyous occasions and thus she will no longer do this when some boys die.

Celtic Facial and Body Hair & Makeup – Make Celts were sometimes with or without a beard or moustache, depended on the tribe and position. Some soldiers and lower class Celts had moustaches, often curled up at the ends, but without the beard up to the medieval period. The beards were often forked – Irish artwork very few others show an unforked beard, and instead with a square cut to the bottom. Other beard styles show one single long beard on chin, sometimes with a square cut to the bottom.

Prominent persons were either clean-shaven or had both a beard and a moustache. The moustache later became know to the aristocracy and worn alone, which carried through to the medieval period. Diodorus of Sicily – “Nobles shave their cheeks, but they let the moustache grow until it covers the mouth.” As said there are several tribes so this all depends on the area. Caesar noted that the Celts shaved their bodies except for the head and upper lip.

In the myths we can see many things they did, but one must read through the many to find these gems. For example – Berry juice, would sometimes be used for ladies eyebrows black. Irish missionary monks were also known to paint or dye their eyelids black. The cheeks were reddened using a plant called ‘ruam’ — could be alder berries but it is unknown. It is not clear whether both men & women reddened their cheeks.

Celtic Hair was long according to Cesar and a few other sources by the free classes and for both men and women – Irish artwork.

Warriors, on the other hand – (Roman sculpture of the ‘dying Gaul’ and the soldier from the Book of Kells), have hair that looks like a bowl cut, higher at back and longer over the eyes. The cut is much like the ‘glib’ style worn by soldiers in late medieval Ireland. Warrior soldiers and lower-class men wore a long moustache without an accompanying beard. One of the tests for membership for joining some of the elite warrior groups was that the candidate had to run through a wood, chased by the entire Fianna, without having a braid of his hair loosened by the branches.

Sometimes, on the occasion, they wore their hair in a multiple elaborate curls and braids they decorated feathers, gold balls, silver and bronze ribbons, thin flexible gold plates, or gold balls and other ornaments fastened in their hair. In the Tain Bo Culaigne, a beautiful woman wears three braids of hair wound round her head, and the fourth hanging down her back to her ankles. One of the tests for membership into Warrior class was that the candidate had to run through a wood, chased by the entire Warrior band, without having a braid of his hair loosened by the branches.

The ancient Celts had a unique hair style which attracted the attention of many Classical authors.

Diodorus of Sicily – says the Celts were tall and muscular, with pale skin and blond hair which they highlight artificially by washing it in lime-water. They then gather it back from the forehead to the top of the head and down to the nape of the neck… and therefore the hair becomes so heavy and coarse that it looks like the mane of horses. Could be they considered the Unicorn or Horse God as their Mother.

Irish texts refer to hair so long and stiff that it would have impaled a falling apple. The Irish hero god CuChulainn is described this way, and it is added that his hair was of three colours, darkest near the scalp and lightest at the end. If he is a Hound constellation we can see the dimmer stars, or it could be the reference to the style of bleaching they learned to do.

* Note – Celts always fostered their children to other clans for study. Soap is not proven but most say it is the Celts who either invented it or brought it to Europe.

The above information I got from descriptions by Welsh and Irish mythology stories, both Classical and early Irish sources as well as depictions in Irish artwork by various authors such as Joyce, Berresford, both Mathews & Markale.

Source by Brahva Cwmevos

Fashion in the 1950’s

The 1950’s spawned a wide variety of original and distinctive styles, presented with a classic new age twist. For America, recently recovering from catastrophic tragedies related to the second World War, the 1950’s brought restored hope; a chance for a new way of life whose destiny would be decided by them alone. This metamorphosis of America was heavily represented by fashion.

Women especially dramatically altered the way they dressed and presented themselves; during the evolution of an increasingly liberated society, women began to favor casual, relaxed clothing over traditional dress rules and associated formality of previous decades. Some of the most admired new trends for women in the 1950’s included button-up sweaters with simple necklines, fitted blouses, and full knee-length skirts. However, the most prevalent fashion for women during this time was dresses. Most dresses were worn casually, and were accentuated with circle skirts, halter straps, or small collars. Evening wear dresses seemed soft yet daring, coming in many pastel hues and accompanied with bold ruffles, tulle trim, and dazzling velvet bows. The fitted evening wear of this period, which was usually sleeveless or strapless, was also emphasized with sheer silk.

Growing increasingly popular, the full skirts of the 1950’s needed some sort of support in order to maximize their look. To address this problem, Nylon petticoats were created exclusively to be worn in conjunction with full skirts to create fullness. Nylon was a favorable material because of its high quality and easy care wash. This fullness it created transformed the skirt who gave nothing more than a gentle swish, into a glamorous royal-like flutter. Another significant fashion of this period is the swing coat, developed in the last 1940’s by Jacques Fath. The silhouette of the swing coat was “designed perfectly to cover full skirts, and also ideal for the post war high pregnancy rate”. Another trend in the 1950’s was the “trapeze dress: a swinging dress almost triangular in shape and designed to be worn with low shoes and bouffant hairstyles.” The trapeze dress was later modified into a shorter baby doll tent style dress, which was popular in the next decade. Perhaps one of the most classic fashion garments from the 1950’s was Christian Dior’s H-line of 1954, which consisted of a slender tunic-style suit with a slim skirt. His other popular fashions during this period were his A and Y lines. Dior has long been a dominant force in the fashion world, especially in the 1950’s. His creative and usually voluminous garments gave women a more feminine touch. Another designer, Hubert Givenchy created a Parisian style dress in 1957 which he called the Sack. The Sack began the trend of straighter-waist dresses. Initially, it developed into the “fitted darted sheath dress and later into the loose straight short shift dress.”

Coco Chanel was another major fashion designer in the 1950’s. In contrast to popular full and flouncy skirts, Chanel began creating the boxy, now classic Chanel suit jackets and skirts in trimmed and textured tweed. The materials Chanel chose were always richly textured, which contributed to the finished product’s high prices. Chanel’s silhouette of her suits was completely straight, divinely lined with silk. Her look was classic, refined, and adorned with details. Chanel also accessorized many of her designs with strings of pearls and collarless jackets, both of which were considered fashionable in the 1950’s. One of the most classic trends from the 1950’s is the empire line, which was introduced in the late 1950’s. This style was applied to dresses and shirts mostly, and was adored by teenagers who looked innocently childlike, hence the coined phrase “baby doll style”. During the 1950’s, all teenagers were expected to dress like their elders. The empire line was also a striking contrast from what most mothers wore at the time, which contributed to its high approval among teenagers in America.

Until the 1950’s, the term “teenagers” was not commonly used, and certainly not a targeted market group. But with a new range of influences, including film, television, rock music, and magazines, teenagers began to be respected and acknowledged in the community. Often nicknamed the “Space Age”, the 1950’s was an important time in history for science and development as well. So many aspects of life changed during this period, perhaps partially attributed to the recent end of World War II. America had emerged from war with prosperity and a new identity. A new consumer-based society was “forging ahead, helped by such new developments as the credit card system” (Baker, 6). These innovative conditions however produced a similar effect on the fashion industry: while so many things in the lives of Americans were changing, they stayed clear from the radical, intense fashions while preferring the normalcy of standard trends. For once, being normal felt good. Another huge change in the 1950’s was the increased ownership of television sets. Popular television programs such as I Love Lucy connected Americans on both sides of the Atlantic, bringing a sense of unity in the country. Segregation was ended in 1954, which brought together black and white students for the first time though racial tensions were still high, and also birthed the existence of civil rights leaders such as Martin Luther King Jr. Constant fears of communism reaching the states held many Americans tight with fear. More changes brought forth in the 1950’s include the discovery of DNA, the launching of the first space satellite, an increase of women in the work field, and of course, rock and roll. All of these economic, social, and political changes in the world affected the American citizens, and therefore the fashion industry.

Regardless of the world’s issues, the top fashions that drove the industry were more influenced by those who were idolized by the consumers: celebrities. Some of the most popular celebrities in the 1950’s include Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, Ricky Nelson, and of course, Elvis Presley. Marilyn Monroe’s sexy yet simple style was a widely imitated across America, by women of all shapes and sizes. Elvis Presley was another huge influence in the 1950’s; not only was he adored by millions of girls, but he was also an inspiration for men. In a time where men only wore traditional attire, Elvis tore down all barriers which confined men to navy suits and ties. Elvis typically wore clothes that were more popular among the African American population. His wild pegged pants and zoot suits concerned the conservative community of America, who hardly approved of such a “gender bending, race-integrating star” (SOURCE). Elvis’ bright and baggy clothes, makeup, and so called obscene dancing all acted as evidence of his single handed destruction of the morals of America’s youth. Not all men followed the examples Elvis set however. In fact, more men in this time period dressed conventionally than not.

Most men in the 1950’s maintained clothes with casual and modest colors, including dark blue, dark brown, and charcoal. The occasional daring young man would wear pastel pink to stand out; a trend that was just gaining momentum in the 1950’s. Cardigan sweaters were popular among athletes, and older men. Additionally popular were fitted vests, plaid flannels, and collared jackets. There was flexibility in men’s casual wear, and was a common sight to see shirt tails sticking out. Basic fedora-style hats were also a staple item in the 1950’s for men.

Hats were also fashionable accessory for women in the 1950’s, for the reason that they were believed to add a final touch of glamour to any woman’s outfit. The pillbox hat, first introduced by Balenciaga and later modeled by Jackie Kennedy, became one of the trendiest accessories of the decade. Several glorious hat styles existed in the 1950’s. Some hats were covered in flower petals, while others were adorned with swirls of georgette. Gloves were also worn often by women, especially those of elite social status. Some were made of cotton, which was much more affordable than leather or nylon. Though gloves came in many colors and styles, clean gloves whose color was white or cream were the most favored. Fur trimmings and adorned collars were also extremely fashionable. Brooches too, were considered a glamorous accessory.

The 1950’s was a decade in which fashion changed dramatically from previous generations. Multiple influences from political debates, to economic issues, to new age celebrities and mass media all influenced the distinct styles and trends which identify the 1950’s. Recovering from the casualties of World War II brought a lasting change to America, which was reflected in the fashions of this decade. The American women craved glamorous simplicity in their new lives, and as a new and liberated society evolved, the women of America began to liberate themselves by choosing which fashions they felt depicted them best. Not only were the 1950’s important in history, but they also greatly transformed the face of fashion in America.

Source by Sara Buttar

Floral Handbags and Fashion

Floral designs are fashionably huge on summer and fall. These days, floral prints particularly on handbags are becoming more fashionable all year round. From rosettes to roses, floral handbags are there to remind women that seasons should be forgotten. It is as if winter could be set aside and anyone could go straight into spring. Spring and summer are the usual seasons when floral prints in bags are in vogue. But nowadays, that is obviously not the case. Such handbags are now available anytime of the year.

Women who love flowers use floral handbags as a medium that enable them to incorporate floral trend into outfits. Many brands and designers logically target being known for flower patterned and printed leather and canvass bags. Some handbags are designed and made to look like huge flowers. In most cases, floral handbags are in demand and are more appealing to women of all ages and races than their traditional counterparts. The floral inspired bags are even finding their way to get to formal occasions, which used to be exclusive for those leather designer handbags. It is not surprising, though, as even Hollywood fashion icons are recognizing the overall appeal of flower designed accessories.

Fashion florals especially in handbags have really emerged to be bigger, bolder, and brighter every year. Now, especially during summer and fall, lush painterly flowers become the main design of floral handbags. Such designs are cool and attractive to the eyes. Petal power has certainly become overpowering. Almost all kinds of flowers are now used as designs for prints in handbags. More popular are brighter colored flowers, especially those found naturally in tropical places. Women of all ages love the accessories. More notably, younger women prefer floral handbags that make them look younger, more vibrant, and more energetic.

Are floral handbags truly fashionable? They are, of course. Fashion experts assert that floral handbags could be paired strategically with even the simplest white shirt. Flowing floral skirts are more matched with such handbags. Women who feel adventurous could easily mix and match floral handbags with practically any casual wear on their wardrobe. The handbags could even fashionably match jeans, skirts, or even shorts. Some designs could be used in gowns.

Floral handbags and fashion seem naturally matched for each other. In the coming years, it is expected that popularity of such fashionable women’s accessories would continue to flourish. Flowers are refreshing, reinvigorating, pacifying, assuring, and energizing. It revives and rules overall fashion of any individual. It is time to check out available floral handbags.

Source by S.Smith

Fashion Tips: Women’s Dresses

It is fair to say that the majority of women love fashion and wearing beautiful clothing. It is probably equally fair to say, that only a minority of women choose to wear dresses as part of their clothing. There are many reasons for this, but mostly it is due to a lack in confidence in their ability to carry-off a casual and natural air when wearing dresses.

However, there is nothing more simple, or easy, to wear than a casual dress. Here, we will offer some advice on the types of dresses available today, in the hope that by understanding a little, a lot of confidence can be gained and that perhaps a few more women will experiment with their clothing and begin to wear dresses with poise and self-assurance. If just one woman changes her mind, and decides to experiment with dresses, then this article has done its job correctly.

There are various styles of dress, which can be separated into different categories depending on their cut. There are many styles of dress, from the casual dress that can be worn every day, to the formal dress that is generally worn only on special occasions. In this latter category is the gown, made famous through various fairytales, such as Cinderella and Rapunzel – and many girls spend their childhoods dreaming of the opportunity when they can finally wear a gown themselves.

In adulthood, there are many opportunities for wearing such a dress, most notable are the end-of-school Dinner Dance, graduation ceremonies, and most of all, weddings. The gown style dress is arguably the most feminine style of dress, flattering the figure in a manner that is attractive, and yet, not too revealing. Although they are not ‘sexy’ in the sense that a little black dress may be, they are supremely alluring nonetheless.

Beyond the gown, there are various styles of casual dress, such as the mini-dress, the sheath dress, the shift dress, the sweater dress…so much so, in fact, that women are spoilt for choice. And given the incredible range of dresses that can be found, there is certain to be a cut/style to suit even the most ardent of dress-protesters! Dresses can make a statement to the world about the type of person you are, saying ‘I am confident, chic, and sure of who I am’ – no other item of clothing can boast quite that reputation, with the exception, perhaps, of the stiletto heel.

Different countries have different traditions when it comes to wearing dresses, and indeed, even in the UK, until the Women’s Movement of the 1960s, it was practically unheard of for women to wear trousers!

Source by Jimme Howard

What is Fashion and Why Do We Care?

For centuries individuals or societies have used clothes and other body adornment as a form of nonverbal communication to indicate occupation, rank, gender, sexual availability, locality, class, wealth and group affiliation. Fashion is a form of free speech. It not only embraces clothing, but also accessories. What we wear and how and when we wear it, provides others with a shorthand to subtly read the surface of a social situation.

How we perceive the beauty or ugliness of our bodies is dependant on cultural attitudes to physiognomy. In many cultures, those defining fashion are the cultural icons. This is why newspapers and magazines report on what celebrities and even politicians are wearing.

Examining who is wearing what through print media dates as far back as to even the 1700s. People pored over fashion magazines to see the latest styles. Women and dressmakers outside the French court relied on sketches to see what was going on. The famous French King Louis XIV said that fashion is a mirror. Louis himself was renowned for his style, which tended towards extravagant laces and velvets.

We are constantly being bombarded with new fashion ideas from music, videos, books, and television. Movies also have a big impact on what people wear.

Sociologists believe group affiliation is our prime concern with regard to fashion. As long as some group similarity is identified within the group, our personal fashion whether current or dated can belong to any tribe. It is the sense of belonging marked by how we fashion ourselves that gives us the tribal connection.

At the same time, we as human beings desire differentiation. People are often socially and economically labeled by their clothing or fashion. In history, the Edwardians were socially stratified into those who wore tailor made clothing down to those who wore other people’s cast offs. The poor simply looked poor, because their raiment betrayed them. The rich and nouveau riche displayed their wealth through an iconography of signs and symbols that enhanced their body image in the eyes of those that saw themselves as socially inferior.

Today, the purchase of fashionable clothes, fabrics, or accessories becomes a visual currency and can speak to one’s status. People are so aware of the fact that others make judgments about them through their clothes and accessories that many run up huge debts to appear to belong to a particular lifestyle. Only individuals with a strong sense of self-identity stick their necks out and admit to wearing items that others might consider dubious or passé.

In reality, there are many reasons we wear what we wear.

* Protection from cold, rain and snow: mountain climbers wear high-tech outerwear to avoid frostbite and over-exposure.

* Physical attraction: many styles are worn to inspire “chemistry.”

* Emotions: we dress “up” when we’re happy and “down” when we’re upset.

* Religious expression: Orthodox Jewish men wear long black suits and Islamic women cover every part of their body except their eyes.

* Identification and tradition: judges wear robes, people in the military wear uniforms, brides wear long white dresses.

The fact is, fashion is big business. More people are involved in the buying, selling and production of clothing than any other business in the world. Everyday, millions of workers design, sew, glue, dye, and transport clothing to stores. Ads on buses, billboards and magazines give us ideas about what to wear, consciously, or subconsciously. Choosing what we wear may be more complex in nature to ourselves than we imagined, ask yourself – why determines your fashion?

Source by Cory Davis

Modern Day Hairstyles

Good modern day hairstyles abound, and choosing a nice style is the way to define yourself. A nice hairstyle compliments clothes, jewelry and accessories to show how fashionable you are. A decent hairstylist can give you a modern hairstyle that matches the shape of your face, skin tone, and body shape. They can even match the hairstyle look of celebrities, or give you a cutting edge emo or punk style that will be sure to attract attention. Whether you have curly, straight, or long hair, you can find a modern hairstyle that works for you.

One of the most interesting modern day hairstyles to become popular recently is the layered hairstyle. With this style the hair is cut in a manner that causes different layers to emerge and take on a jagged look, or with only a few layers, you can have a softer look. Having Dreadlocks is another modern day style option that stands out and makes a statement, but it is not the simplest style to create or maintain. You should ask your hairstylist about all the maintenance issues involved with having dreadlocks before you take the plunge.

If you have long hair, there are many options available for you. You can tie it up, cut it short, or micro braid it. Micro braiding results in a modern attractive look, and it consists of very thin overlapping braids that are much smaller than normal braids. Another modern day hairstyle for women with long hair is the French roll hairstyle. This is a simple but sophisticated style that consists of the hair being twirled, drawn back, and pinned around the back of the head in a roll. Use this style for job interviews or simply to prevent hair from getting in your face.

With respect to face shape, if you have a round shaped face, never choose a medium length hairstyle. Go for short or long, and omit bob shaped hairstyles all together. The key to choosing any of the modern day hairstyles for people with round shaped faces is to select a hairstyle that will decrease the overall round appearance of the face. If you have long, straight hair with a round shaped face, keep it tapered to the side. This will make your face look longer. If you have short hair, go for a cute wavy style.

Body shape is another factor to consider when choosing any of the modern day hairstyles available. If you are petite, you should consider having your hair trimmed short and curly. A short, curly hairstyle is also a good choice for a wedding, and many of the popular up-do hairstyles work equally well for weddings also.

Whatever choice you make among the modern day hairstyles, a knowledgeable hairstylist will be able to help you make one that is both fit and fashionable.

Source by Peter Charalambos

Significance of Fashion

It is a new month and last month’s wardrobe is becoming useless and outdated, no problem, you can try out new trends in the market, that goes well with you taste. Apart from the typical stripes we are used to, you can try out something else, add matching skinny scarfs, and your outfit will be fabulous. With the cold weather, the designer has developed collections of clothes that fits the nature. Apart from helping you express yourself and revealing your unique inner personalities, fashion also makes you comfortable, change your life, shows sort of creativity.

Also, it is through fashion that we communicate to people, the mode of dressing we put on tells more about us, the response in style depends on the message associated with your choice of dressing. The information ca either be acceptable or an outcast to the outside world, particularly on those that has personal identity, the celebrities, politicians, preachers, and the young generations. The fashion also is an expression of social, cultural and religious values. Fashion is like art, just like an architecture that gives his development d the shape and the design that he/ she desires, so does to the fashion. It means that clothes are non-verbal forms of communications. Fashion also do have an impact on our perception of an individual, for example when someone puts on a suit, it is more organized and comfortable, and in turn, the suit changes the gestures of that person and the way he speaks. Or when someone puts on jeans and T-shirts the perception is that such person is feeble and liberal.

Fashion is a show of creativity; we judge someone’s creativity depending on the type of choice of clothes he/she puts on more often. But you must be wondering how fashion improves someone’s creativity, but, for instance, when we are putting on the clothes, we consider several factors, one of them is that, does the dress match with the event we are attending? Or we also would want to wear to look like a particular celebrity or a favorite person we know. Thus we can say that if we can be creative in our clothing, then we can also be creative in all aspects of life including school and music. It is a fact that human beings are very excited when they do something new out of their creativity, and they become successful if you wear a cloth that no one has put on before and people appreciate you start being confident on your creativity.

Another fascinating thing about this fashion is that it is important in religions and culture, for example, the Muslims ladies have a unique way where they cover up their faces. That is taken as fashion because the dress is put on for a purpose. Therefore, we can say that if people puts on clothes from their beliefs, it can strengthen the faith, since the fashion reminds them of their religion. And it also shows the children that it is vital to be unique from others.

Source by Maryam Nasrullah

Hairstyle – Medium Hairstyle for Any Face and Any Age

The medium haircut is usually considered to be that one that sits on or just above the shoulder. This haircut is one of the most common today, popular among teens, young women and even middle aged women. The medium length hair is one that has the widest range of hairstyles to choose from to compliment any face, any age and any occasion. The medium hairstyle has in fact been touted as the only hairstyle that is both professional and chic.

The layered hairstyle is a favorite among women with medium haircuts, and is in fact one of the most popular hairstyles of both the professional woman and the housewife. The layered look is easy to style and easy to maintain. For the office, the medium layered hair can be combed down or flipped in to create a look that is professional but soft. The medium layered hair can also be easily clipped up or held back in a clean ponytail while in the office and simply shaken loose on the way to a lunch date. It can be flipped out to go to a party or pinned up to go to a wedding. The layered look is indeed one of the most versatile medium hairstyles available to a woman.

Another trendy medium hairstyle is the razor edged cut hairstyle. This medium hairstyle is similar to that of the layered hairstyle, particularly the flipped out look of the medium layered hairstyle, but has the advantage of being versatile enough that the entire length of the hair remains one length. The razor edged cut is also a funkier look than the straightforward layered haircut, and it does allow a bit more variation in its styling because it maintains the length of the hair throughout the body (no layers). The razor edged hair can be styled in a side path or a center path, but regardless of how you choose to wear this haircut, you need to carefully comb your hair outwards to maintain that razor edged look.

The medium length hair can also be creatively bob-styled while still maintaining the length of the hair. It incorporates both the layered and razor edged styles to create a uniquely different look that is also convenient to maintain and flattering enough for any occasion. This is a look that is favored by the less conventional younger woman. It is however not ideal for the professional look since it cannot all be swept up in a clean ponytail or bun (the acceptable hairstyle for the professional look).

Another versatility of the medium length hair is that is could be easily pulled up into a number of very fashionable and trendy styles ideal for the wedding event or any other special occasion event – regardless of if your hair is naturally straight, wavy or curly. Soft curls and side bangs soften a severe hairstyle regardless of the occasion (not recommended for the professional woman though).

Source by David Yu

What Items Are Considered Fashion Accessories And Why Are There So Many?

Have you been trying to upgrade your gear as in your appearance of what you wear? If you are then you will need to start looking and thinking about what your style is and find that type of brand that you like and stick with it for awhile.

As it comes to fashion and accessories you will find that there is a diverse variety of different types of accessories. Fashion accessories, like clothing, shoes and others come in different shapes sizes and more. There are clothes and other fashions made just for that type of person it can be found from kids to bigger adults.

One of the most desirable types of fashion accessories is that of jewelry. As it was stated above fashion accessories are for all types and ages of people and genders. For kids and teenagers and older people they like necklaces bracelets and that such with charms and colors. Men usually like necklaces with large charms or nice watches, while women tend to like rings with stones those of diamonds, bracelets, anklets and many more.

More types of fashion accessories include handbags or purses. Most teen girls and women like to carry all there stuff in one of these. A purse is just used to carry their stuff that they need with them and handbags are just larger than a purse and can hold more. Handbags and purses come in many different styles, shapes and sizes that is why many girls and teenage girls and older women have a variety of these.

To go along with purses and handbags traveling bags are now popular as well. Travel bags are sort of the same as a handbag but are made for men and women. A travel bag might even have a smaller handbag inside to be used to bring on to the plane with you.

Shoes also are a prized possession of many types of women. A lot of women have to own a different pair of shoes for every outfit. Due to those reasons is why women like to shop a lot. So if a woman has a lot of shoes but not enough clothes she’s going to go out and get enough to match them.

More pieces of fashion accessories are belts for both men and women. Men and boys usually wear belts as means to hold up their pants but women wear them as fashion and are not just to hold up their pants. Women’s belts arrive in many different shapes sizes styles and colors. These belts that women wear are just for fashion and are not made for any specific reason except to display their sense of style and fashion.

Source by Gregg Hall

Cute Short Hairstyles and Haircut Ideas

So the new season arrives and it’s time to find new cute short hairstyles and haircut ideas for a fresh new look. Whether you already have short hair or you are planning to try a new look by changing from your long hair that you’ve had for a long time, you will be amazed how fresh your new hairstyle will make you feel about yourself.

From time to time, we all need a little change to add more spice to our life. Some people remodel their home, some go on a vacation, and sometimes it is fun to get a new hairdo or haircut for a change when the new season arrives.

So Why A Short Cute Hair Style?

Even though long hair can be beautiful, the designs and styles you can apply on it are quite limited. But when it comes to short hair, you can easily find tens and even hundreds of new looks and different unique haircut ideas to choose from.

Plus it is easier to take care of your short hair and keep it healthy. That is why many modern women choose to have shorter hairstyles. Because it is easier to maintain and looks great both on curly or straight hair.

Top 3 Ways to Find Cute Hairstyle Ideas

1. Popular Celebrity Hairstyles

Did you know? The average celebrity spends so much time on choosing their hair style and outfit that you will be surprised to hear. So why not use the fruit of their careful efforts and get inspired by the gorgeous haircut ideas they have discovered?

Simply take a look at your favorite celebrities in TV shows, movies, and award shows around you, and you are guaranteed to find some stunning cute haircuts for short hair that you find interesting.

2. Online Free Makeover Programs

Would you like to make sure a hairstyle definitely looks good on you, before actually cutting down your hair? Then you can easily try free online makeover programs that let you try on different haircuts.

All you need to do is upload your photo on their website and choose the hair style you would like to test on your face. This is the perfect risk-free solution to make sure your favorite design will actually look great on you.

3. It Is All Around You

Yes, it is that simple. All you need to do is look around you next time you are walking down the street or walking in your office. You will be surprised how many different attractive short cute hair styles people have that can give you brilliant ideas for your own.

Source by Julia Carter

Purses, Handbags, And Accessories: An Investment In Your Wardrobe

But if you aren’t able to go crazy with your credit card, you can make the most of what you buy when you purchase purses, handbags and accessories. 

These are items with long lasting value and will be usable for many seasons.  In fact, many well-made vintage purses, handbags and accessories retain their value; and some even increase in value.  The key, of course, is making sure you care for them properly.  Keeping your bags clean, storing them in dust bags, and storing them in a cool, dark place when they are not in use will keep them gorgeous for years.

For example, consider the Anya Hindmarch Elliot Glace white tote ($1200), which is a purse that can never go out of style.  Its clean design, smooth Glace, and roomy interior make it a perennial favorite.  Another gorgeous handbag with lasting appeal is the JT Italia Collar Shoulder bag in raven eel ($2025).  The raven colored, supple eel skin is contrasted gorgeously with a deep red leather interior.  Its soft structure is made roomier with the innovative pleating at the base of the bag.  This is certainly not a handbag to buy and throw away after one season-it’s a treasure you will look forward to carrying year after year!

Carrying a purse or handbag that has classic appeal is one thing, but other accessories can also be wise choices for your wardrobe now and in the future.  Pearl necklaces are eternally usable, and you can purchase some fabulous, modern alternatives to your grandmother’s pearls.  Gerard Darel’s baroque pearls are large, unique, and luscious-buy a set in black and in white and you’ll have them in your family for generations.  Even if you don’t buy fine jewelry, there are some amazing quality crafted heirloom pieces made out of a huge range of semi-precious materials. 

It may seem gauche to go on a wild spending spree when people are screaming about the state of the stock market. There is no need to be concerned that you are ‘wasting’ your money, because these gorgeous pieces have been made to last.

Source by Robert Melillo

Benefits Of A Lamb Skin Leather Purse

A Lamb skin leather purse is a purse that not only looks great but is very fashionable. Many people find leather in general to be more of a high class material from purses to even furniture. Leather is a timeless material because of its wonderful benefits.

The benefit of a lamb skin leather purse comes down to three things. They are style, comfort and longevity. Lambskin leather is similar to other animal leather, but not the exact same qualities.

1.) The first benefit is style because as all leather it has a very sophisticated prominent look and can be recognized immediately. It displays the expensive taste and elegant high class status which only a lambskin leather purse handbag can demonstrate. Lamb skin leather comes in two varieties, smooth and shearling.

2.) The second benefit is comfort. Since we’re talking about a lamb skin leather purse we know that it’s soft and supple. This provides comfort since it takes the shape of your body as you carry it. A more rigid type of material actual causes more wear to your clothing and the purse itself.

3.) The last benefit is longevity. Leather is made for long term use. Some maintenance is needed to leather in great shape, such as a leather conditioner. Lambskin leather being a soft material tends to hold up better in various weather conditions, especially the dry winter months. As long as you keep it clean and treat it with care it will keep looking great.

A lamb skin leather purse is a great way to show off your style and fashion side. It complements any outfit and has some great benefits to keep in mind. If you haven’t looked at one before, take another look as you’d be pleasantly surprised.

Source by Dan Stather