One of the hot trends you will see on both the Couture and the Ready-to-Wear runway this fall is the gloved hand. Long, short or in between, gloves are once again a major fashion statement. Gloves in high fashion were extremely popularity during the 1940’s and 1950’s during which time the long glove was often seen being worn with strapless gowns by Hollywood starlets. During the 1960’s gloves decreased in popularity and remained an overlooked accessory for years. The population for the most part, returned to thinking of gloves in a purely utilitarian manner. Gloves, however, can add a new dimension to almost any outfit and are the perfect “touch” to complete your look. Today’s designers are making gloves available in many different styles, fabrics, textures, colors and lengths. Even men’s fashion has embraced this trend both as a sporty accessory and as a compliment to evening wear.
Designer Vera Wang, famous for her exquisite bridal fashions and Ready-to-Wear clothing line has created Simply Vera, a label of affordable luxury in association with Kohl’s department store. Simply Vera offers a unique assortment of clothing, shoes, handbags, lingerie, sleepwear, accessories and bedding that are rich in style and easy on the pocketbook. Kohl’s carries most of the Simply Vera line in its stores across the country. The complete collection is available on-line or can be purchased through Kohl at one of their in-store kiosks. Shopping the line at my local Kohl’s department store, I was pleasantly surprised with the high quality and the great prices. As a result, two pairs of Wang’s shoes and a rhinestone studded pair of boots found their way into my shopping cart, along with a handbag, necklace, bracelet and a cool coatdress that can be worn with skirts or leggings. I highly recommend lifeaccessories readers visit Kohl’s department store to take a look at Simply Vera or visit the website and shop online for the holidays!
The fascinator has made a come-back! Popular in the 1950’s and often worn by brides, the fascinator has become a “must have” accessory for ladies in the 21st century. Not quite a hat, the fascinator is usually made of a combination of feathers, flowers and sometimes lace. Worn on the head, it adds a pop of color, is extremely chic, beautifully compliments a woman’s face and hairdo. Future Princess Kate Middleton has been sporting fascinators at events in London and fashionable Celebs like Sarah Jessica Parker are also adding fascinators to their wardrobe. Try one on for yourself. Lifeaccessories would love to hear how adding a fascinator to your look grabs attention. Click on link below to see fascinators slideshow.
Women LOVE their shoes. I know I do. Shoes are so important to me that when I put an out-fit together, I usually start with the perfect shoe and work my way up. In celebration of the shoe, Footwear News (FN) honored French shoe designer, Christian Louboutin, on October 15, 2010 for being the winner of this year’s Sexiest Shoe Contest. Louboutin’s trademarks “ruby red sole shoes” are favorites of Fashionistas around the world. Nearly 8,000 online customers, with a retail price tag of $2,445 US, chose Louboutin’s Maralena Crystal-Covered Mesh Peep-Toe Pump as the winner. The award was announced at Sax Fifth Avenue, New York with the designer in attendance to accept the award. Runner’s up for the top award included Giuseppe Zanotti, Dolce & Gabbana and Jimmy Choo.
Canadian Jewelry Company, Global Wealth Trade (GWT), launched the designer brand FERI “for Him and for Her” at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) last week. GWT played host to “A list” celebrities as they attended TIFF and were given a sneak peek of the gorgeous designer jewels. FERIcould be the next Cartier say many fashion insiders, so wise investors are positioning themselves by investing in this hot new company NOW and will watch a modest investment of (US $3,036 – Platinum Package) gain equity. See the entire line for yourself by visiting the website: globalwealthtrade.com/totalpackage.