2018年03月29日

Where talent shines through

AS EXCITING and exhausting as ever, Bangkok International Fashion Week was back last week for its eleventh edition with shows spread over three leading shopping centres – Siam Paragon, Siam Center The Ideopolis and Siam Discovery The Exploratorium.


The five-day event featured a total of 12 shows plus fashion talks and presentations from 29 designers, all focused on the joys of summer.Here’s what we took away from each of the presentations.


The curtain rose on the first on Hive Life Presents Greyhound Original “The Unofficial Show”. Sponsored by Samsumg Galaxy s9, the show featured handsome “Oppa” models (the term is used by South Korean girls to describe an attractive man).


Boasting hairdos by acclaimed stylist Grit “Gong” Jirakiertvadhana, the models waved the “new gen” flag, demonstrating feisty attitudes through blazers, short sleeved shirts and shorts with the back pocket turned inside out. Loungewear was no longer limited to lounging around but twisted to serve all purposes by pairing cupra fabric with biker shirts and pyjama bottoms.


Issue


Designer Pupawit Kritpalanara of Issue, which was presented by Jaguar E-Pace, chose to travel on the Silk Road and down the East Asian River towards the western world for his latest collection.


In line with its theme “The Invisible”, the models covered their faces revealing only glasses and hats to the audience.


“I believe that what is considered invisible is in fact not invisible,” the designed explained after the show. “We may not see art and culture with our own eyes but we know it exists. The collection offers fun and freedom through freeform silhouettes and, prints with environmental motifs such as birds, animals.”


The emphasis was on natural fibres and silk that nodded to the 70s and underlined Issue’s romantic and bohemian characteristics. Modern prints came in watermelon, jade green, and ginger yellow tones and the brand once again collaborated with Challawan swimming suit to create hot looks for men.


Vatanika


One of the hottest fashion brands around and designed by Vatanika Patamasingh na Ayudhaya, Vatanika was sponsored by Citi and showed a spring-summer collection inspired by female gestures, radiating charm and expressing more than mere movements.


Highlights included strong feminine silhouettes, materials such as geometric mesh, specially customised woven silk tassels, sophisticated lace, and silk satin and advanced draping techniques to create knee-length shorts and bold miniskirts. The modern female maxi dress evolved from the structure of a hoodie. Key colours and patterns included black, white, metallic silver and red stripes.


Asava


Always on the lookout for ways to push Thai fashion designs to the international stage, Polpat Asavaprapa, the multi-talented creative designer of Asava Group and president of the Bangkok Fashion Society, says he is aiming for the Thai capital to be named “Bangkok Design Capital 2022”. “We really need to focus on paving the way towards this goal,” he told XP.


Presented by Purra, Asava’s latest collection, “Subliminal”, looks deep into a true expression of the female’s soul and thought process. Classical tones such as white, black, blue and beige blended with the summery tones of Parisian Blue, Ultramarine-Green, and Haute Red. Contemporary Thai silk fabric added delicacy to the outfits while tweed added a bold texture for a luxurious and classical feel. Timeless silhouettes like bustier structures and tailored suits reinforced the classical elements while pinstripe suit fabrics accentuated masculine strength and sweet femininity.


Polpat says he no longer considers trends as important. “Designers cannot compete with fast fashion. Individuality is key. The Subliminal collection reflects a clean, neat, and balanced lifestyle. The Asava women is happy with her life and able to choose what is right for her,” he says.


Nagara


Iconic designer Nagara Sambandaraksa never ceases to surprise fashionistas and his show was no exception, featuring singer Palitchoke “Peck” Ayanaputra, actor Nadech Kikumiya, and actresses Janie Thienphosuwan, Urassaya “Yaya” Sperbund and Khemanit “Pancake” Jamikorn.


“The Lost Horizon” collection was inspired by the scent of the colourful summer flowers, the ambience of praying, smoke, the smell of incense, and the delicate lines and patterns of Himalayan culture.


His signature touch of luxury came from fabulous fabrics such as silk and linen, outstanding prints, and exquisite embroidery in metallic gold and silver as well as sequins and beads, along with quilting and applique.


Rotsaniyom White Label


Designed and co-founded by Pongsak Kobrattanasuk and Thita Kamonnetsawat, Rotsaniyom has gone from unknown to rising star thanks to the simple and seamless combination of lace and other materials. This season’s collection called “Sun” combines lace and glossy materials to show that “sometimes the sun revolves around the earth”, a euphemism for modern civilisation.


“People who are leaders or confident in their thoughts can be compared to the sun, shining and giving out energy to those around them and sometimes feel they are the centre of the universe and forget that they are not the only sun that exists. Without the planets revolving it, the sun would lose its significance. Therefore, the sun must also learn to be a follower and sometimes the centre of the rotation changes,” said the designer of his concept.Read more at:wedding dresses melbourne | wedding dresses sydney

  

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2018年03月23日

SOAPS THAT MAKE YOUR SKIN GLOW

If you’re like most people, finding the right soap for your skin can be hard especially if you are looking for a soap to do a specific job.


Most soap brands have a reputation for nurturing skin while others help promote dry and damaged skin.


There are a lot of soaps that have outstanding results when it comes to skin care, but some soaps are a better fit for certain skin conditions. Jami Miller, a MD assistant professor of medicine in the department of dermatology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, says, “Most soaps and body washes remove the oils that keep skin soft and naturally moisturized. Removing that oil makes your skin dryer. Many body washes leave a layer of moisturizer on the skin that helps to replenish the oils removed.”


For example, the beauty bars, Caress and Olay soap help promote soft and even toned skin for a smooth touch and these products don’t irritate the skin.


If you have sensitive skin try Dove Sensitive Skin, Aveeno Moisturizing Bar, or Dial Basics Hypoallergenic Soap because they use less heavier ingredients and more added nutrients that are just for sensitive skin.


If you suffer from dry skin or skin with acne, look for Shea Moisture African Black Soap, Jergens Mild Soap, or Neutrogena Facial Cleansing Bar for Acne-Prone Skin because they specifically target acne elimination while still giving the skin its proper oils.


Also Dove and Dial Soaps are the recommended soaps to use on tattoos because it moistures and repairs skin.


For other products for skin conditions, choose from natural soaps that contain aloe vera, cocoa butter, avocado or vegetable oils for dry and sensitive skin.


Also soaps that contain Vitamin E and jojoba oil are good for dry skin diseases like eczema.


For more skin therapy look for herbal soaps which contains lavender, peppermint, spearmint, and oatmeal that will also leave the skin feeling great.Read more at:plus size bridesmaid dresses | red bridesmaid dresses

  

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2018年03月20日

Talk About the 1990s

Model Brandi Quinones isn’t interested in talking about the past. She’s up front about that on her Instagram page, which reads, “Forget the ’90s, I’m not going that way,” and she reiterated the same during a recent phone call. Who she is, Quinones suggests, has very little to do with “back in the day,” and everything with her getting up each morning and trying to do what she loves. “I work super hard,” Quinones says. “The past is great and cute, but I never look back.” Model-watchers might not have the same fortitude; Quinones’s reappearance on New York’s recent runways opened the floodgates of nostalgia.


Quinones walked for a trio of edgy, independent designers for Fall: Vaquera, Landlord, and Willy Chavarria, but in her heyday she was associated with some of the biggest names in fashion, including Christian Dior and Yves Saint Laurent. Quinones says her first designer gift was from Azzedine Alaïa. She appeared on the cover of Vogue in 1994, and starred in ads for Chanel and Versace, after being noticed by Donatella.


As the model went about fulfilling what she sees as her destiny, with a megawatt smile and a killer walk, she did try “to kick the door open” for others. Reflecting on the early days of her career, Quinones says, “There were very few people that looked like me—there was Nadège [du Bospertus], there was Yasmeen Ghauri . . . but it wasn’t commonplace to have a mixed girl or a Spanish girl on a cover.”


“Love who you are” is the Quinones philosophy. “I work my butt off every day, seven days a week: two to four hours in the gym every day. I do two hours of elliptical, I do the sauna, and I do hot yoga about four times a week, and goddammit I look good!” she quips. Georgie, her beloved Chihuahua (Quinones was once famous for keeping five pet turtles), ensures she gets plenty of fresh air. In terms of products, Quinones is a fan of Skin Biology for body care, and maintains her long hair with products from Camille Obadia. “I had straight hair until I was 13 and then my Sicilian gene kicked in and I got curly hair and it’s so pretty, I love it.” Style-wise, she says that her personal look remains what it has always been: “a mix between super elegant and super edgy—and I’m also really good at vintage.” Quinones has noted with amusement the cyclical trajectory of fashion: “Designers were laughing at the things that I was wearing backstage, but [now] they’re designing everything I was wearing [then],” she notes.


At 39, Quinones remains obsessed with fashion in the sense that she is passionately engaged with the industry—“There’s nothing else I want to do,” she says—yet she is clear-eyed about what her job entails. “People ask me what I do, and I’m like, ‘Oh, I sell clothes,’ because honestly, that’s what you do. You’re trying to add some beauty to these outfits that are just beyond.”Read more at:princess wedding dresses | sexy wedding dresses

  

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2018年03月14日

How to ditch fast fashion

While NSU’s Recyclemania is focusing mainly on recyclables that would otherwise be trashed this month, it’s important to know about the recycling potential of many of the clothes we wear on a daily basis as well. From a high fashion brand jean jacket to a vintage T-shirt, thrift stores could be your gateway to a fresh new fashion.


According to NPR, fast-fashion industries frequently use cheap, non-durable fabrics to create clothes that are in season for a few months, to then be replaced by another garment afterwards. These pieces cater to trends, and get put on the market quickly — hence being nicknamed “fast” fashion. Forbes adds that, the articles are often very cheaply made and priced, and although it may be exciting for the consumer to get an article of clothing for a few bucks, it frequently goes out of style within a few weeks and falls apart shortly after. On it’s even uglier side, fast fashion garments are usually made abroad, using slave labor, sweatshops and dangerous working conditions, all while taking jobs out of the U.S.


Alexis Good, senior marine biology major and President of NSU’s Green Sharks sustainability club, said, “Fashion can be reused by bringing [clothing] to places like Goodwill or other thrift stores. [Fast fashion] is very wasteful. I personally haven’t bought clothing in two or three years — I’m not into fast fashion. Clothes stay nice if you keep them well. You really don’t need new clothes every season.”


Luckily, there’s one simple and cost effective way to avoid fast fashions and help the environment: thrift shopping. The Independent, a British online newspaper, states that thrift shopping not only gives consumers the opportunity to find clothes that are affordable, but they save garments that may have otherwise been thrown out into a landfill. In addition, you can find stylish clothes, even those from fast fashion brands — but because you’re not giving the money directly to those companies, you’re getting the garment without supporting the cruelty behind the industry. Here are a few tips to help you on your first thrifting expedition.


Look at every garment on the racks


Sometimes walking into thrift stores can be overwhelming — with racks on racks of clothing, it can be difficult to decide where to begin. Rather than glossing over an entire section, start at the end of one aisle, and quickly flip through each garment. Sometimes items might not be in a color you’d generally wear, but it could be your newest statement piece. By quickly scanning the section, you can find clothes that you may never have reached for from the outside.


Don’t let labels hold you back


If you’re looking for t-shirts, jackets or some other specific items, don’t be afraid to go to the section of your opposite gender. A lot of clothes don’t really cater to just one gender — if you want a simple t-shirt, denim jacket or sweater, chances are you can find one in either section. Occasionally, women’s clothes end up in men’s and vice versa, anyway. The same goes for sizes — sometimes garments get thrown on incorrect hangers, or brands have completely missed the sizing scale. Don’t let any of the labels in a thrift store hold you back from perusing.


Try new stores


Goodwills aren’t the only thrift store you can go to. Sure, chain thrift stores usually have the largest selection, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get great finds at other stores. A quick search on Google can bring up plenty of local thrift stores that have different styles of clothing — some of which may be cheaper than chain store prices.


Choose wisely


The clothing in used clothing stores is exactly as marketed — used. While most stores, especially chains, have specific rules when it comes to the cleanliness of what is put on their shelves, it doesn’t hurt to give everything a once-over. Making sure each garment doesn’t have holes or stains is important. There’s nothing worse than taking home your thrift store finds, only to realize they have an oil mark on the side or a irreparable rip in the seam. Even when you’re sure the item is ready for wear, give it a quick wash before you incorporate it into your next outfit.Read more at:sexy wedding dresses | A-line wedding dresses

  

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2018年03月14日

How to ditch fast fashion

While NSU’s Recyclemania is focusing mainly on recyclables that would otherwise be trashed this month, it’s important to know about the recycling potential of many of the clothes we wear on a daily basis as well. From a high fashion brand jean jacket to a vintage T-shirt, thrift stores could be your gateway to a fresh new fashion.


According to NPR, fast-fashion industries frequently use cheap, non-durable fabrics to create clothes that are in season for a few months, to then be replaced by another garment afterwards. These pieces cater to trends, and get put on the market quickly — hence being nicknamed “fast” fashion. Forbes adds that, the articles are often very cheaply made and priced, and although it may be exciting for the consumer to get an article of clothing for a few bucks, it frequently goes out of style within a few weeks and falls apart shortly after. On it’s even uglier side, fast fashion garments are usually made abroad, using slave labor, sweatshops and dangerous working conditions, all while taking jobs out of the U.S.


Alexis Good, senior marine biology major and President of NSU’s Green Sharks sustainability club, said, “Fashion can be reused by bringing [clothing] to places like Goodwill or other thrift stores. [Fast fashion] is very wasteful. I personally haven’t bought clothing in two or three years — I’m not into fast fashion. Clothes stay nice if you keep them well. You really don’t need new clothes every season.”


Luckily, there’s one simple and cost effective way to avoid fast fashions and help the environment: thrift shopping. The Independent, a British online newspaper, states that thrift shopping not only gives consumers the opportunity to find clothes that are affordable, but they save garments that may have otherwise been thrown out into a landfill. In addition, you can find stylish clothes, even those from fast fashion brands — but because you’re not giving the money directly to those companies, you’re getting the garment without supporting the cruelty behind the industry. Here are a few tips to help you on your first thrifting expedition.


Look at every garment on the racks


Sometimes walking into thrift stores can be overwhelming — with racks on racks of clothing, it can be difficult to decide where to begin. Rather than glossing over an entire section, start at the end of one aisle, and quickly flip through each garment. Sometimes items might not be in a color you’d generally wear, but it could be your newest statement piece. By quickly scanning the section, you can find clothes that you may never have reached for from the outside.


Don’t let labels hold you back


If you’re looking for t-shirts, jackets or some other specific items, don’t be afraid to go to the section of your opposite gender. A lot of clothes don’t really cater to just one gender — if you want a simple t-shirt, denim jacket or sweater, chances are you can find one in either section. Occasionally, women’s clothes end up in men’s and vice versa, anyway. The same goes for sizes — sometimes garments get thrown on incorrect hangers, or brands have completely missed the sizing scale. Don’t let any of the labels in a thrift store hold you back from perusing.


Try new stores


Goodwills aren’t the only thrift store you can go to. Sure, chain thrift stores usually have the largest selection, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get great finds at other stores. A quick search on Google can bring up plenty of local thrift stores that have different styles of clothing — some of which may be cheaper than chain store prices.


Choose wisely


The clothing in used clothing stores is exactly as marketed — used. While most stores, especially chains, have specific rules when it comes to the cleanliness of what is put on their shelves, it doesn’t hurt to give everything a once-over. Making sure each garment doesn’t have holes or stains is important. There’s nothing worse than taking home your thrift store finds, only to realize they have an oil mark on the side or a irreparable rip in the seam. Even when you’re sure the item is ready for wear, give it a quick wash before you incorporate it into your next outfit.Read more at:sexy wedding dresses | A-line wedding dresses

  

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