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Short cut to the space age in hair styles


Mr J. McLaren Thomson, president of the National Hairdressers’ Federation, said yesterday that hairdressing was entering a “golden age,” when no bald men would be seen and women would have a hair style a day in a colour to match their shoes, handbags, or gloves. “People at the end of this century will be hair conscious as never before,” he said.

Mr Thomson, of mid-Lanark, who was giving his presidential address at the federation’s annual conference at Great Yarmouth, said that hair colouring would increase in scope and application. The time would come – possibly by 1999 – when every woman would be using some form of hair cosmetics – and so would most men.

By the end of the century, he said, women would probably have a collection of fashion wigs to wear with special dresses for gala occasions and wig-making would be restored as a major part of the hairdressing craft. There will be no bald men or women. Medical science will have provided a drug to stimulate hair growth.”

As far as styles were concerned, short hair would be universal for men and women “because of the need to wear space helmets over the head”.

He asked delegates to help to establish the National Apprenticeship Council for hairdressing throughout Britain, so that the traditional way of entering the craft by indentured apprenticeship would become generally recognised.

The conference carried a motion urging the federation to establish its own artistic group to co-ordinate the work and activities of area artistic groups. Mr F. Bullock (Macclesfield), who proposed the motion, wanted a man on holiday to be able to walk into a hairdresser’s at the seaside and get the same haircut he would get at home. There should be standards, he said, apart from hairdressers creating their own styles.Read more at:prom dress shops uk | prom dresses uk


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How to Dress for the Future


Ever since the turn of the millennium and the advent of technology that allows people to share their bad sense of humor with the entire connected world, there's been all kinds of banal jokes about how our ostensibly futuristic world fails to live up to sci-fi predictions from the past. Where are our jetpacks, the jokes go. Where are the hoverboards that actually hover? Where are all the cool jumpsuits that several decades' worth of sci-fi movies promised us?

To be fair, we are living in classic sci-fi's future, and things aren't going quite as planned. 2017 is the year in which the The Running Man is set, and in the next couple years we'll be living IRL during the times when Akira and Blade Runner take place, but it seems like we're only getting the bad parts of the worlds they created.

We've got Blade Runner's environmental collapse but no robotic Rutger Hauer; Akira's civil unrest but precious few psionic-powered biker gangs; The Running Man's—well actually with the way things are going it wouldn't be a surprise if we actually have a full-blown murder-based game show on network television by the year's end.

But if you want to dress like someone straight out of a classic sci-fi movie, you're pretty well covered.

It makes sense that the easiest sci-fi scenario to dress like is also the one that's come the closest to actually being real. With a Russian cyber army on the offensive, a reality show star in the Oval Office, and 24/7 Internet connections in our pockets, 2017 feels eerily like a William Gibson novel from the '80s, and thanks to the unexpectedly popular goth-ninja wave, the blackout minimalism that defined the aesthetics of the cyberpunk movement he inspired is all over the place.

Options for dressing like an angsty hacker abound. Yohji Yamamoto's Y-3 line for Adidas is probably the best known, but there's also a lot of new talent working in the field. The second collection from upstart brand Onu was inspired by designer Christina Lao's time in Shanghai, arguably the world's most futuristic city. Sporty synthetic cropped trousers and a hooded rain shell in (of course) black will make you look capable of cracking a mainframe or busting out death-defying parkour moves, even if your actual computer skills don't go any further than a talent for picking the right Instagram filter. And if '90s cyberpunk cinema taught us anything, it's that nothing says "elite hacker" like a pair of black leather pants, like this slim moto-inspired model from Balmain.

Dressing like someone out of the hippified future societies of deeply stoned '70s movies like Logan's Run and Zardoz has also, weirdly, become kind of a thing. The trend towards oversized, unstructured garments has boosted the popularity of drapey, androgynous silhouettes befitting someone in a futuristic culture whose utopian appearances hide a deep, dark secret. In other words, it's never been a better time to rock a tunic.

Deveaux's spring/summer '17 collection is full of New-Ager-from-space looks. Former Ralph Lauren designer Willy Chavarria's block-fit rollneck in beige also nails the look, while the upcoming debut from hemp-happy clothiers Jungmaven's Jung King line will offer a luxe riff on the traditional Indian kurta that's equally on-trend. The surging popularity of kimono jackets (including this particularly nice one from OG kimono jacket gurus Visvim) fit nicely with the look.

Or maybe you see yourself more as a futuristic cyborg assassin of the type that defined sci-fi action cinema for a solid decade after Arnold Schwarzenegger's first turn as the nigh-unstoppable T-800? Lucky for you, we're living in a golden age of black leather jackets, the foundation of the cybernetic murderbot look. John Varvatos's asymmetrical moto jacket offers an eccentric twist on the staple look, while Off-White's spray-painted version adds a bit of post-apocalyptic flair. Alpha Industries is shoring up its dominance of the bomber jacket trend with an MA-1 in imposing (but touchably soft) black lambskin. You'll also need a pair of appropriately intimidating shades. Dolce & Gabbana's angular take on the classic aviator shape fits the bill nicely, while Ray-Ban's General mirrorshades look like a standard option at the Terminator factory. Finish off the look with black leather moto gloves like this touchscreen-friendly option.

And of course, even if we're not living in a world of totalitarian one-style-fits-all fashion, that doesn't mean you can't rock a jumpsuit. Everyone from A.P.C. to Alexander Wang has dropped stylish examples recently, and all-jumpsuit-everything brand Onepiece has moved beyond fleecy adult onesies and added some more appropriately sci-fi-flavored selections to their mix.

The only thing stopping you from dressing for the future you've always imagined is you.Read more at:uk prom dresses | formal dresses uk


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Drawing inspiration from the rich, refined and cultivated genre of Parisian art and architecture Diva’ni, India’s first cinema inspired fashion label, unveiled its Spring Summer 2017 couture collection. Amidst all the glamour and sheen, this new collection salutes the free spirit of dressing in effortlessly stylish ensembles that suit the palate of a carefree yet elegant summer bride.

The Ivory Kiss is Diva’ni’s interpretation of the great Parisian legacy. It essays the richness of Parisian architecture, heritage, art and culture. It has harnessed its creative flair and outdone itself by recreating the flavour of a region through these ensembles. Through this showing, it also forays into bespoke men’s wear and unveils Diva’ni Man. This exquisitely designed line will aim at catering to the fashion needs of the Indian metropolitan man.

With the spring summer couture launch, the fashion label aims at taking the audiences through a never before destination wedding ensemble trail. The silhouettes range from short dresses to drape sarees to gowns to contemporary bridal lehengas. Intricate handwork using zardozi and aari, along with usage of elements like metal blades, mother of pearls, kundan, sequin, elaborates the grandeur of Parisian architecture and heritage at its best. Carefully embroidered floral appliqué, rather the signature vintage rose lends that perfect zing to the collection.Read more at:prom dresses


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Receives 5-Star Rating


Adya Photography and Hari Adya are pleased to announce that Easy Weddings Australia has ranked the Perth wedding photography professional at the 5-Star level. The service, image quality and speed of delivery are all factors which contribute to the exceptional ranking by EWA. Over the years of experience, the photography team has shown that they are dedicated and passionate people who work together to ensure the customers are happy with the once-in-a-lifetime results.

In a recent interview, Hari Adya explained, “We operate out of Perth, where we have gained a reputation as the leading professional wedding photographer. We offer affordable Perth wedding photographer services which do not require our clients to lower their expectations. We deliver wedding photographs within four to five weeks following the wedding date. I personally edit all photographs to ensure the highest quality. We feel that wedding photography is an art which requires communication with the clients to ensure great satisfaction.”

The professional wedding photographers operate under the premise that artistic photographs also express emotions in a vivid manner. The photographer must work with the clients in order to build a strong relationship which promotes comfort in the course of the photographic sessions. Using a camera can be done by anyone, but capturing the emotional component of the activities requires additional multiple skills. There is both commitment to the craft and a knack for dealing with people.

When couples hire a wedding photographer, they must take time to determine whether the level of communication is adequate to properly reach positive results. Unlike many of their peers, Adya Photography considers the human side and does not stop with just the technical aspects of the images.

Another factor that makes the results from Adya special is the attention to detail. The professionals never apply general edits to pictures. Hari Adya personally goes through each photograph and adjust the parameters to bring out the best possible outcome.Read more at:sexy prom dresses | one shoulder prom dresses


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Should Fashion Follow Kim Kardashian


Kim Kardashian is not just everywhere online, she is the future of fashion.

At least according to celebrity branding expert Jeetendr Sehdev, who argues on behalf of the publicity maven’s authenticity in his new book, “The Kim Kardashian Principle: Why Shameless Sells (and How to Do It Right),” being introduced Tuesday by St. Martin’s Press.

Overexposure and authenticity are linked, Sehdev said, contrasting Kardashian’s own personal choice to live her life out loud with the habit of “2000’s hit parade of born-again Disney pop virgins” to pretend that they were more clean-cut than they were.

Kardashian’s popularity marks what Sehdev describes as a “seismic shift in the way ideas catch on” and marvels at “the megamix of vulnerability, narcissism and sheer audaciousness that has propelled Kim from reality-show laughing-stock to cover girl.”

The book — which is part memoir, part marketing treatise — runs the Kardashian phenomenon through Sehdev’s branding filter, analyzing just why Kardashian’s unapologetic and highly publicized life resonates.

“Let’s be perfectly clear: Kim Kardashian is an utterly flawed individual, and so are you,” Sedev writes. “She built her fortune on one (literally) massive flaw — her well-endowed derriere — turning it into a million-dollar asset. She took her suburban sensibilities and lack of education and reframed them as modern sophistication and glamour.”

He offers up six principles brands can use to try and do the same and tap their inner Kardashian (if they dare).

• Surprise: Be unique and innovative and make no apologies.

• Expose: Have the courage of your convictions, don’t pull punches.

• Lead: Establish new norms and rally people to your vision.

• Flaws: Flaws are revolutionary, intoxicating, and compelling, embrace yours.

• Intimate: One size no longer fits all, so make sure your ideas and messages are tailored.

• Execute: Make it happen.

Of course, that spells out “selfie.” And Sehdev thinks fashion needs it badly.

“Today, what is positive and what is negative?” Sehdev said. “This is very much the paradigm shift we need as [members of the] older generations trying to understand the Millennials.”

Where many older people might see Kardashian as a sign that Western Civilization is failing, many Millennials see her as living the dream.

“Brands need to understand that in order to connect with a new generation with a new perspective on the world, we need to be able to empathize [with them],” Sehdev said.

And understanding the new mind-set, within this framework, means understanding that, to be unapologetically authentic and stand out for something, businesses can’t seek to be friends with all.

“Successful brands today will be polarizing,” Sehdev said. “They will be loved and they will be hated. Hate today is very much a status symbol. Empires have been built today on hatred. If your brand isn’t hated today, it doesn’t have a strong enough position.

“Brands strike nerves, we saw that with [Donald] Trump,” he said of the reality star’s rise to the presidency. “Trump is definitely [an adherent of] the Kim Kardashian principle. He is focused on what he believes in and what he wants to create, regardless of the blowback. Audiences are being drawn toward those people who are really empowering them by saying, ‘You know what? This is what I believe. This is what I stand for. And you decide if you like it or you don’t like it.’”

Sehdev said Tom Ford is good at standing up for what he believes in and that, for a time, J. Crew’s creative director Jenna Lyons was pitch perfect.

“Lyons was narcissistic in exactly the right amount and in precisely the right way,” Sehdev wrote, noting she took a very high-profile approach and styled models with thick black glasses and long, straight hair to look like her. “She designed clothes that she wanted to wear and did with such courage, conviction and finesse that millions of women and men worldwide bought into her vision.”

But as the business made some missteps Lyons cut back her personal appearances.

“Jenna Lyons took an unfair dive for J. Crew; her self-promoting, self-obsessed ways made her an easy target,” Sehdev said. “But it was also exactly those self-promoting, self-obsessed ways that took a forgettable brand and turned it into a global phenomenon.”

In general, he said fashion brands are not changing quickly enough, with too many promoting their goods in the old ways.

“Perfection is passé,” Sehdev said. “Millennials are bored by perfection. Vulnerability is where it’s at. It’s a future that’s very liberated, where people are free to express what they really think and feel and they’re not ashamed to speak their mind.”Read more at:marieprom | prom dresses 2017


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Tom Ford Bids Farewell to See-Now-Buy-Now


Tom Ford is saying goodbye to see-now-buy-now.

The decision follows fall’s one-season experiment during which he staged a tony, civilized affair at the former Four Seasons restaurant in New York.

For spring 2018, Ford will return to the traditional calendar, but not in London, where he’s shown most of his previous women’s collections. Rather, he will seek a permanent slot on the New York Fashion Week calendar, perhaps at the beginning of the week. “I like going first, when everyone is still in a good mood,” he said.

Ford is not only exiting the London fashion calendar. With his husband Richard Buckley and son Jack, he’s moving his primary residence to Los Angeles, though the family will retain its London house. And he has signed a lease on a studio space in L.A. — the old Regen Projects gallery (yes, Hedi Slimane’s former studio) — where he will relocate most of his women’s design staff. The men’s design studio is to remain in London.

Ford revealed the news in a Thursday morning conversation at Spring Studios, where he’s showing his fall collection to press.

He said that while instant fashion is likely the way of the future, it doesn’t work now for a simple reason: The industry isn’t ready from a basic scheduling standpoint.

“The store shipping schedule doesn’t align with the fashion show schedule,” he explained. The bulk of fall ships in August, “but you can’t have a show with clothes that have been on the selling floor for a month.” While his clothes shipped by July, Ford kept them off the floor until the day after the show. “We lost a month of selling. We had merchandise sitting in stockrooms,” he said.

Ford found that many of his specialty store accounts, though at first excited by the prospect of see-now-buy-now, grew frustrated that the clothes had to be kept under wraps until September.

“The first three weeks of September [immediately postshow] business boomed,” he noted, but ultimately, the frenzy didn’t make up for the loss of traditional long-lead press. Thus his return to the traditional schedule — and to New York.

“I need a home [for showing] and a consistency. Paris is crammed full of competition. Milan — been there and done that. London, I’ve tried and tried and tried,” he said, noting that the latter capital just doesn’t get the same level of international attention.

New York, he said, just feels right.Read more at:cheap prom dresses | prom dress shops


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Gold Standard


Designer and former 2FM DJ Jenny Huston has always had a love of jewellery, inspired and encouraged by her mother, a talented goldsmith and gemologist. While most students made their way through college working in bars and cafes, Huston was working in fine jewellery stores, surrounded by precious stones and acquiring her unique eye for detail and design.

When Huston left her job as a popular presenter on 2FM, she decided to pursue her design dream properly, and focused on starting her first jewellery collection back in March 2014. Edge Only was born.

“I wanted to make high-end jewellery for creative types,” explains Huston, “and I wanted it to be ethically made and hallmarked here in Ireland; a more alternative offering in the luxury space. I call Edge Only a luxury brand for individuals and black sheep – solid gold and sterling silver in edgy designs for men and women.”

Huston’s lifelong love of music acts as a huge influence on her designs, and when she was interviewing bands and musicians, she often designed with them in mind.

“I was designing for my friends and colleagues and the bands I loved and had interviewed,” she reflects. “I’d think, ‘What would they like to wear? What would look cool on him?’ My first collections were ‘Rock & Roll’ and ‘Geometric’ – the two sides of my personality. Classic minimalist statement pieces and edgy, playful rock and roll pieces. I wear something from the rock and roll collection almost every day.”

This spring, Edge Only is revealing the Triple Bolt collection, which includes necklaces, earrings and lapel pins, and is available in polished sterling silver and 18ct gold vermeil. The Triple Bolt Pendants are hand pierced from solid sterling silver sheet, hallmarked in Dublin Castle and hand finished by Edge Only’s skilled goldsmiths in Dublin and Kilkenny. As with everything Edge Only, the collection is designed and ethically made in Ireland.

“You can never have too much of a good thing!” says Huston. “I love lightning bolts; they are such a positive, energetic symbol. I had always wanted to include a triple bolt in the collection, but I wanted to get the dimensions just right. The Triple Bolt is a little bit rock and roll and a little bit comic book – the perfect balance of edgy and playful.”

Huston’s thoughtful approach to her designs and craftsmanship were also influenced by other designers.

“I admire Stella McCartney and her drive towards ethical and sustainable fashion,” Huston enthuses. “I believe passionately in ethical luxury and transparency in production, so with Edge Only I am trying to build a brand people are proud to wear in every respect.”

Edge Only has racked up some major celebrity fans, including many stars from the TV and music world.

“I have been very lucky that a lot of talented, creative people have worn Edge Only,” nods Huston. “The beautiful Angela Scanlon, Aisling Bea, Cassie Stokes, Simone Kirby and Fergal McElherron have all worn my designs. Interpol have my skinny tie bars and I very recently did a special commission for a pop star in LA – it’s a surprise so I can’t say! But it was very flattering to be asked.”

Huston has also been rewarded with some industry awards that recognise her incredible work ethic and business acumen.

“I was recently given the Rising Star Award at the Women in Business Network by the Local Enterprise Office Dublin City,” she says. “A lovely thing to receive and very encouraging!”

For those who like a bit of rock and roll with their romance, Huston is currently working on an alternative wedding band collection.

“They will be set with diamonds and precious gemstones like sapphires, rubies and emeralds,” she notes. “I’m excited to be bringing in some natural colour and understated sparkle – all with precision setting. It is for people who want to wear something really beautiful, but don’t want a traditional solitaire.”Read more at:prom dresses | prom dresses london


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Pleat to please


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“It takes a skilled karigar and a lot of patience to hand pleat a textile of varied nature and convert it into an outfit,” says Amit Aggarwal, while explaining how he does knife pleating on garments. Describing it as a technique that can be used by any creative person, Amit says it depends on how someone executes the technique in their collection. “I personally see this technique to take crazier forms that have not been explored before.” This innovative designer grabbed attention of fashionistas when he demonstrated his flair for this technique at the recent Lakme India Fashion Week. He showcased how the unstitched sari can be modernised with structured silhouettes and the fluid nature of handwoven silk Chanderi and Ikat. Not one to tom tom his mastery over detailing, this one time protégée of veteran Tarun Tahiliani, opens up about the intricacies of this technique, how he works on it and why is it being used in haute couture. find a great support from nylon meshes, poplins, tapestry and faux leather braids.


What fascinated you to use knife pleating ?

We have been using pleating techniques since a long time now in our clothing. It depicts the uniformity and movement in our outfits. This time we played with this technique in various sizes and materials.

What was the challenge this time round?

We were using pleating with saris so it could come out looking very traditional. With the language being so Indian, we wanted to voice the collection with a contemporary styling thus you see pleating done at the sleeves and not use it in lengths in outfits.

Knife pleating is a tedious time consuming process and involves lot of mathematics...

This is a beautiful process and requires accurate calculations for it to fall well or create the right visual effect. We have also been incorporating heat pleating to fasten the process but many a time hand pleating is done if we want to achieve some variation in it.

Explain the technique to create pleat on outfits?

While draping, we were trying to utilise pleating in a way that adds movement in the garment by placing it at different sections of an outfit like the sleeves, the hem or the upper waist.

Have you been inspired by Issey Miyake, who internationalised it in 1980s.

He has definitely explored the technique to a level no one has and has inspired many creatives to take the craft of pleating further and I am no exception to that. A simple technique like that can change the dimension and functionality of an outfit.

There has been quite a rise of knife pleating at the haute couture this season.

I think its a classic and will keep coming back.

Knife pleating allows garment to expand its shape when moving. Is this not old fashioned?

I do not go by the idea of it being old fashioned. The expansion of a surface when in movement is one factor that got me interested in this particular technique. I believe in reinventing an age old process and how it can be introduced in an outfit made for the modern day woman.Read more at:mermaid prom dresses uk


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Another go-round for prom gowns


The idea started as a modest one: One Rochester mom's attempt to recoup the hundreds of dollars spent over the years on her two daughters' vintage prom dresses.

Shelly Halfman soon came to realize that she wasn't alone. Once other moms got wind of it, the idea snowballed. When Halfman hosts her Prom Resale event at her northeast Rochester home on Sunday, there will be more than 140 prom dresses, collectively valued at more than $20,000, for buyers to choose from.

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Laying awake at night, Halfman pondered what to do with the accumulation of gowns bought for her two daughters when they were in high school.

"I'm like, 'I can't be the only mother with this problem.' I don't know if you know anything about (prom shops in the area), but prom dresses typically go from $200 to $700," Halfman said.

What she found was a lively market, particularly from the seller's end, for re-selling close-to-mint-condition prom dresses.

Halfman rejected selling the gowns through resale shops because the stores take nearly 50 percent from the resale and she wasn't willing to accept only $100 on a $500 dress, particularly one that had been worn only a couple of times.

The gowns on sale Sunday will go for anywhere from $125 to $400, about half of what they cost brand new in a prom shop.

Halfman said she has already held two such re-sales this season and sold between 20 and 25 dresses. As word spreads and more high school girls hear about the opportunity, she hopes more buyers will emerge.

Her hope, when she originally conceived of the idea, was to get perhaps 30 to 40 dresses. Then it grew to 50. Now it stands at 130 — and growing. The greater variety enhances the chance that buyers will find what they're looking for, she said.

"It's about the girl finding the right dress for them," said Halfman, who owns a personal training studio. "It's about that perfect fit, the perfect color, the perfect length, so it's a hard thing to do. When you have a variety of dresses in one place, you have a lot of better options.

Halfman said she takes 20 percent from the resale of dresses. She hadn't planned on taking "much of anything," but soon realized a prom resale involves sundry chores that can be time-consuming. Halfman, for instance, is working on publishing an online magazine that will feature some of the gowns worn by the original wearers. She lets moms set their own prices, but will offer advice if she thinks the price tag is too low.

"I'm actually kind of choosy at this point, very selective of what I'm taking in," Halfman said. "I get phone calls, 'Hey, I have five vintage evening dresses want to get rid of.' I say, 'I'm not here to get rid of dresses. I'm here to match buyers and sellers.'"

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Bella Hadid Reveals First Dior Beauty Campaign


It seems that Bella Hadid has walked in every show and shot every campaign you could possibly wish for. But it turns out that she has at least one, unfulfilled dream, and it just came true this morning. Today, she took to Instagram to post a stunning photo, featuring electric-blue eye makeup, major lashes, and a supermodel stare.

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“Wow GOOD MORNING!!!” she captioned the picture. “@diormakeup My first official Dior Beauty campaign! This is such a crazy, magical, massive honor for me to work for such an iconic brand that I have wanted to be a part of my entire life!!! I have dreamt about this moment since I was a child!!! I am still in shock!”

Bella’s cool campaign features the new Dior Diorshow Pump ‘n’ Volume mascara, which we heard about firsthand when we hung out with Peter Philips, creative director of Christian Dior Makeup, earlier this year.

“I have this new mascara coming up that’s been in my kit since I got the first lab sample, and it’s really good,” he told Teen Vogue. “It’s called Pump ‘n’ Volume and it gives you really fat lashes and really rich texture. You can build it up and it gives great separation. It curls, but not too much, and gives almost a fake lash effect. It’s next generation.”

If you doubt, just give the campaign another glance. Between Bella’s major lashes, dramatic eye makeup, and slicked-back hair, it’s safe to say this might be her best beauty look yet.

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