Adidas Superstar 80s “Year of the Horse”

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In fashion, as the new year’s comes. It’s usual for these brands and labels to come up with some new sort of ideas and creations that they market for us consumers this new year. Because fashion evolves that fast today and that was also how the fashion runs these days on. I actually had an lazy mind today but I am still trying though to post this up for me to have my blog archive for the first month of the year 2014. Anyway, let me share with you this awesome new kicks of the shoe brand called Adidas where they did based the shoes for this year’s theme which “Year of the Horse”. The shoes is looking fine on me though it has just an usual design of the brand and yet the patter and prints of it gives this accentual touch which made the shoes still looking quirky. Definitely, the shoe is dope and must have for us men as we wanted ourselves to be hip for today’s fashion.

They called the kicks – Adidas Superstar 80s “Year of the Horse” and as I’ve heard. It may cost us $100 USD , quite affordable, at the Adidas mortar stores either in some online affiliate stores like Sneaker Politics. Head over to Sneaker Politics main website now and you can see the availability of this kicks and how you can get it for yourself. Okay, that will be all for now and I look forward for the betterment of this site these months ahead and wishing you all a great new year there. Have a great day!

A SKATING APE 2013 Fall/Winter Lookbook

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Recently, most of the mainstream brands when it comes in street fashion wears or others knew them as skating brands are already got their pieces and collection available in the market for the season, winter. Because they have to released some new finds for us guys to be still dope as season had changed, I preferring to season summer changing in the fall/winter. However though, they’re still some awesome brands out there that haven’t yet released theirs new creations or new in pieces for this season and one of those brands was this A SKATING APE . Though, I am not really familiar with to the brand yet and its pieces offers. And yet, I must say their each pieces are these type of dopeness finds which most of you guys are looking for to have. See their collection lookbook at the top photos for you to see for yourself on how awesome their pieces are..

For further information about this A SKATING APE 2013 Fall/Winter Lookbook. I suggest you to take a look over at the brand’s ,A SKATING APE, main site because they might released the further details about this like the availability, pricing range and all. Because as for now I haven’t got any from my site source but I’ll surely update you here once I see the brand updates.

Curvy and Classic – Stunning Style Ideas for Women of All Shapes and Sizes

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For women with a fuller figure, choosing a style that they feel comfortable with can be tricky. If you’re a curvy lady who’s struggling to decide on the right look for your body shape, it’s important to go for pieces that flatter your curves whilst minimising problem areas. Don’t even consider wearing shapeless layers in the hope of disguising your curves. Instead be proud of your feminine shape, follow these great hints for stylish looks for curvaceous women and rock those curves!

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The Belted Trench

A belted trench is the perfect coat to highlight an hourglass figure, as the belt nips in your waist and exaggerates its tiny size compared to your hips and bust. Tie the belt as tightly as is comfortable to really accentuate your knockout figure and give you a fashionable 1950s look. If you’re particularly busty, then a double-breasted trench will add extra bulk on top, so try a single-breasted trench for a more flattering effect. A belted trench is casual enough to be worn for shopping trip and can be dressed up for a smart night out, so make sure your wardrobe contains at least one!

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Printed Leggings

All too often, curvy girls shy away from prints in case they accentuate any lumps and bumps, but in fact prints can be a hot look for any shape and size. The range of printed leggings out there at the moment is huge, from animal print to floral, and a teaming a pair of these fab leggings with killer heels and a tunic top is a great look for everyone. If you have more curves than most, don’t go for all-over prints; instead choose a plain coloured top with some statement jewellery to accessorize your printed leggings. High heels will make your legs appear longer and slimmer, so choose a pair with the highest heels that you feel comfortable walking in.

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A Peplum Top

Another great way to accentuate a nipped-in waist is a peplum top, and this style is great for the office, a party or even a casual Sunday brunch. Worn with a pencil skirt, trousers or jeans, peplum tops can by styled up or down and look great on women of all sizes. Don’t be put off by the flared peplum and fret that it’ll emphasize larger hips, in actually camouflages them whilst looking totally on-trend. One thing to get right is to make sure that the waist of the top sits where your actual waist is, otherwise you may lose some of the hourglass effect. Shop around until you find the perfect fit for your body type.

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Colour-Blocking

Colour-blocking is using intentionally placed blocks of bright, contrasting colours in your outfit, and looks totally fabulous when done correctly. You don’t want the colours to clash, so think carefully about what colours will complement each other whilst still being different. This trend is the perfect way to draw attention to your favourite areas of your body, whilst playing down your problem areas. Make sure that the bright colours cover the parts you want to highlight, whilst neutral tones hide the parts you want to disguise. A colour-block dress with neutral side panels will give your figure that sexy hourglass shape.

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The Wrap Dress

A wrap dress is the perfect go-to dress for shapely girls, and can be worn for any occasion. With their winning combination of cinched-in waist and flattering v-neck, wrap dresses show off your beautiful figure to its best advantage. The tied-in waistline makes women of any size and shape look curvy and fabulous, and a v-neck is great for bigger busts as it draws attention to a great cleavage and elongates the neck. A classic black wrap dress looks great with bright accessories and statement jewellery, but a bold print will also look fantastic.

Whether you’re looking for your own unique style to wear to the office, on a glamorous night out or just for a walk in the park, learning what style best suits your shape is essential for any woman. For those with curves, think nipped-in waists, flattering necklines, clever use of colour as camouflage and showing off your best assets. Play around with different colours, styles and accessories and you’ll have no problems looking sexy and stylish, whatever your size and shape.

 

Basic Biker Gear for Beginners

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There are several reasons you may find yourself riding a bike. It could either be that you are saving on fuel, It could be that you are trying to beat the traffic; it could be for fun or a professional undertaking. Whatever the reason, there are basic things you should know about the bike gear that you should take with you. The gear may vary depending on the specific venture but the underlying Idea is the same. Here is a guide to what biker gear will be of most help to you.

Clothing biker gear

For starters, there is need to know what kind of clothing is appropriate for you. I put clothing first in the list because the choice of clothing is what will offer you comfort and ensure that you enjoy the ride. The choice of clothing depends mostly on the weather but do not forget that the weather may be unpredictable at times. It is good to plan on any eventuality. Basically, a fair weather allows for comfort. The appropriate gear will be some cycling shorts and a light top. Having padded shorts makes the riding experience even more comfortable. Be sure to put on top with moisture-wicking capabilities if there is high humidity. This will help you stay cool and comfortable. If it is cold, a warm jacket will be ideal and a sports trouser which should be a bit figure hugging. Do not forget to plan for a rainy day with a waterproof jacket and pants as well as shoe covers. Neoprene will be ideal for the shoe cover.

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Safety biker gear

Safety should never be compromised when biking. Remember that accidents can happen no matter how proficient one may be. Protecting the head is paramount and the best way is to have a helmet. In case of a hard fall, your head will be protected from serious bruises and injuries. Some helmets come with a helmet liner which provides comfort and warmth in cold weather as well as absorbing sweat in hot weather.

For the hands, use biker gloves which will protect your hands from the fatigue that is caused by the hard vibrations when using a rough road. There are different types of gloves available depending on the weather, including water proof ones for a rainy day. Your shoes need to be fitting and well-padded to protect your feet from corns and fatigue. Your eyes also need protection from the various light conditions. Sunglasses are therefore a must. You can vary lenses depending on the light. They also protect your eyes from particles that may disrupt your ride.

Tire repair Gear

This is another set of biker gear that should never be left behind. Every biker should have with him tools such as a spare tube, a patch kit and tire levers. What this essentially means is that they should also equip themselves with repairing skills should anything go wrong.

Under-seat bag

An under-seat bag as a biker gear can be used to carry any clothing gear that will be required. Your wallet and phone go here too. It is also an ideal place to pack the tire repair gear and some snacks for a great ride.

With these few items, you are good to go and have a ride of your life.

About the author: 

Charles Fitzgerald is breaking new ground; he is the proud owner of The Kewl Shop, a place to find things you really want.  

 

Five of the Most Famous People in the Beauty Industry Who Made History

Although the beauty industry today is dominated by huge corporations, such as Clairol, Chanel, L’Oreal, and many others, brilliant minds were behind those companies before they made it big. And it is because of intelligent and hardworking businesspeople that these beauty companies were able to achieve the status that they enjoy in today’s modern world.

Are you interested in learning about just five of the most famous people in the history of the beauty industry who are responsible for shaping the products and services that you enjoy today? Then continue reading for the list below.

Lawrence Gelb and Joan Gelb

Lawrence Gelb and Joan Gelb were an innovative couple who are responsible for bringing the very first at-home hair coloring system to the United States. In addition to giving consumers more power over their hair care choices by providing them with the ability to color their own hair at home, Lawrence and Joan Gelb are also responsible for bringing one-step hair coloring systems to salons, where stylists were able to give their clients the colors they desired with less effort and time.

Eugene Schueller

Eugene Schueller is the founder of world famous L’Oreal, a company that is known for its hair care products, skin care line, and makeup lines. The corporation now has hundreds of brands under its umbrella, with consumers from numerous countries using its products every single day.

Charles Revson

Charles Revson is the founder of Revlon, which is yet another giant in the beauty industry, offering every type of makeup product out there, as well as fragrances and hair color. Although the company is known worldwide today, it started off small, as all ventures do. Charles Revson began making a name for himself when he started producing new nail colors for women to choose from. Of course, women fell in love with the new variety at their fingertips. From there, he went on to develop lipstick shades that would match the nail polishes perfectly. And the company grew and grew from that point forward.

Eugene Rimmel

Eugene Rimmel is credited with creating Rimmel, which was the very first beauty company to offer mascara to the public. In fact, he and his company made such a mark on the world that many languages still use the word “rimmel” as their term for mascara. In the meantime, though, the company has grown and expanded its product offerings. Today, you can purchase myriad beauty products for your eyes, nails, and lips, as well as your face, from foundations and blushes to eye shadows and eyeliners.

Estée Lauder

Estée Lauder was an intelligent businesswoman who made a name for herself in the cosmetics industry by sending her products to celebrities who would then endorse them for her. She is also the person behind the makeup kiosks found in today’s largest department stores. Today, her company is massive, thanks to other savvy businesspeople who have taken charge of it, such as William Lauder, who is currently the company’s Executive Chairman.

Author:

Hayley Smith is a freelance blogger who has always had an interest in the beauty industry and loves purchasing new makeup products when they are released.

Things to Consider While Shopping for Formal Shirts for Men

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One of the most important things that you put on while getting ready for office is a neatly ironed formal dress shirts. Good fitted shirts offer extreme comfort and at the same time, give you a deep sense of confidence to take up the daily challenges head on. Wearing formal shirts (www.peprismine.com/mens-shirts-online-shopping) with a perfect fit makes others to look up to you for inspiration. However, picking the shirts that are of good quality and good fit isn’t easy. Many men feel that buying the better fitted formals may look like a rocket science (but isn’t). Here are the easy and actionable principles to help you pick the right ones, so that you can create a list of classic shirts that can be worn either at work or at a conference, for a fund raising event or even at a board meeting. In the outfit buying process, it’s always great to see the shirt buying as a top agenda. When men shop for the dress shirts, good quality and great fit are the 2 most important things> once you get this right, you will feel very comfortable and wearing them makes you more confident. Most of the times, many men look for easier ways and pick the shirts by just looking at the size mentioned on the shirt, which is not a good idea because the fit of the shirts vary across difference brands, even though the numbers are the same.

The better way to see if the shirts fit you well is by knowing simple way on taking your body measurements. Though it’s not necessary to know all the measurements, some of the measurements that you must know are the neck, shoulder, and sleeve length and across the chest measurement. These measurements are important because they define the size that you pick for your physique. If you aren’t aware of your neck size, a smaller one will squeeze your neck and if it’s too loose, it hangs off your neck. To know your correct collar size, do a one finger test. Put one finger between the collar and your neck. If it comfortably fits and you are at ease, that’s the collar size that you need to go in for. The second most important factor is the unnecessary fabrics that hang around chest and the waist. Do not buy formal shirts if you find them with excessive fabrics around the two areas. For looking sharper and classier, the rule of thumb is – try out shirts that are neither too tight nor too baggy. Try different fits including the slim fit and the regular fits and you may be surprise that a fit that you always loved can be available in either regular or slim-fit, depending on the brand that you select. The looseness of the shirts makes men look older. To look younger, a quick advice is to select shirts that come in perfect fit. Give as much importance to the shoulder part of the shirt. The rule here is the seams of the shoulder should hug your shoulder.

While trying the dress shirts for office wear, the sleeve lengths shouldn’t be too long or for that matter, too short. As a quick test when you are trying it out, unbutton at the cuffs and see if they reach past your wrists. If they reach past through the wrists, it’s best that you try the same fit with a smaller sleeve length. Very few popular brands like Gap, Brooks Brothers and Charles Tyrwhitt offer such variations in terms of sleeve length. For men who belong to belong to the “six footer” group of tall men, try out formal dress shirts to see if it is good at the sleeves and the shirt length. For easy tuck-in, the shirt length has to be 7 inches from the waist or the point where you put the belt for trousers.

PeprisMine.com is an online apparel shirt brand that offers better fit shirts. The shirts are made from pure cotton and Egyptian Giza cotton. At peprismine, you can also select from different sleeve sizes. To know more, visit peprismine.com.

Must-Haves For Today’s Men Fashion Trends

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Whether you’re building a new wardrobe or just looking to round out your closet, it’s important to have all the basics. Here are a few essentials for the fashionable male.

1: Suit

Every man needs at least one good suit. The type you buy, however, will depend on your personal budget and style. Are you a fan of the classics? Look for a dark three-piece suit. Young and bold? Look for pinstriped or houndstooth designs.

2: Jeans

A sturdy pair of jeans will last for years, so don’t be afraid to splurge and buy one of high quality. If you’re anything like the average man, you’ll be wearing them a lot.

3: Utility Jacket

These military-inspired jackets will bring an edge to any outfit, sending a message of confidence, masculine and vitality. Pair them with those jeans you just bought and you’ll be attracting women for miles.

4: Loafers

A must-have for the working professional, even hipsters will eventually have need of dress shoes, whether it’s for a wedding, funeral, family reunion or job interview. Start with a black pair first, the most traditional.

5: Cargo Pants

Neat enough for the office, yet casual enough for everyday wear, a good cargo pants will serve you through a variety of events and occasions.

6: Blazer

Blazers are one of the great secrets of men’s fashion. Everyone knows about them, of course, but few realize just how versatile they really are: You can wear them to complement an expensive, stylish outfit or you can use them to “class up” a more casual one.

Hard graft iPad Air Tilt Case and Stand

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Fashion is not just about creations, collections and fine accessories. It can be also be seen at some sorts of pieces like with in Phone Cases, Tablet Cases, Home Decors and sorts of things as long it has this great artistic designs included to it, you or we can served or treated it as an fashion finds.

Today, let me share with you this one piece which I found one of the great fashion finds we should have with, the ” Hard graft iPad Air Tilt Case and Stand” that I’ve recently saw at the one fashion magazine site. The case looks neat and it also looking fashionable and at the same functional as you have or use the iPad often for works and related things. The case has a retail price of £95 (approximately $155 USD) in any affiliated online stores of the brand,Hard graft, and to the brand’s online store itself. Go check it now and you might have it in discounted price as it first to released these weekdays, As I know – but am not sure though. Better yet to check it for yourself.

Okay, that will be all and please keep tuning in here for more fashion updates and news that might get your interests. Thank you!

ONLY NY 2013 Fall/Winter Collection

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Dope pieces are the ones speaks with my personal style when it comes in fashion. Because these type of pieces are the one comfortable to wear and you can rock them in any mostly usual events or gathering you have in there. These pieces are the most picked and demand too in teens and some adolescences these days as well. I think, teens celebrities like Bieber and some Kpop idols are taking part why these pieces are becoming so big hit today in the fashion industry.

Recently, the one of the well known street wear brand called ONLY NY had released their own dope fall/winter collection for 2013. Though I think this is quite late to release because usually brands are releasing collections ahead of time before the desire season of collection comes. Anyway, at least they did released their own in time. heheh Their collection pieces are looking awesomeness because you could have crewnecks,shirts basics, hoodies and some sort of designs in their caps which I know most of you guys out there are looking to have either myself I wanted to have at least one or 2 items from this collection which ONLY NY cooked for us all this coming fall/winter seasons.

These pieces aren’t yet release to the market to avail. However, as I’ve heard, these pieces are be pre-release at the hypebeast online store soon. So – you better to check out often the hybeast’s online store for you to see it first as they out these pieces in the market. Other to that info, I haven’t know any as now. S0 – please, keep on checking this site, istarblog.com, for the update for this collection because I’ll be surely update you all once I got to know full the details about this. Thank you!

CLAE Mills Taupe/Oxblood Suede

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It seems that Suede is the most used material today when it comes in men’s fashion. I’ve seen some kicks and formal shoes which are made of this material and the feedback from some fashionable peeps, especially on men’s end, are indeed awesome which made these “Suede fashion pieces” in the lead spot today in the industry. I actually got myself some pieces recently which are in Suede material and I must say, they’re the most fashionable and yet reasonable pieces created today that we men should must have as we wanted ourselves to be as dope as we could. Why do I say that so? Because celebrities, both local and international, are keepin’ their outfit spiced up with these Suede pieces most especially in their footwear.

Today, let me share with you this recent released shoes from the brand CLAE which they made called as CLAE Mills Taupe/Oxblood Suede. The kicks looks fine for me and I think it is like an New Balance kind of shoes where we could wear off it in any outfit we can got. Likely, this fits on casual wears either in some formal wears too. I’ll give you some example soon on how you may rock this shoes for my outfit post that may hopefully be up soonest.. LOL

As I’ve heard, the shoes is already available at the store CLAE store’s shelves now. Just check on the nearest stores where do you resides and by then you might got the full details about this dope kicks here. Because as of now, I haven’t got yet the full details in hand regarding this. However though, as you check this at store or in Clae’s website you could be able to know the pricing details, availability and more for this shoes. So – better yet to find out for yourself because I just got an limited info here, bear with me then..

Alright, that will be all for now and let me leave this piece of advice to all men’s out there you wanted themselves to be hip today. Just be yourself and show all the confident you’d got there and you’ll surely be in hip rather you made it your own trend by showing what mostly you likely to be thru your own fashion statements and desires.