Catching Fire: Hunger games inspired style

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You might have read the books or taken a trip to the cinema, or your interaction with Hunger Games franchise may have been accidental, but, you would have been exposed to it at one point or another – unless you just woke up from a coma that is.

Having made its mark on box-office figures and book sales, Catching Fire has proved to be hot hot hot in the fashion world, influencing both men and women’s styles.

From attractive actors to outstanding clothing, your gaze never wanders from the screen. I particularly love the contrast between the practical fashions of the rugged Districts and opulent designs of the Capitol.  From earthy tones and distressed denim, to high-shine fabrics and blue hair, the differences are a stroke of true costume design genius.

So if you want to create something a worthy of Katniss, Peeta or Caesar, here’s my top outfits picks to help you create your own screen-hero.

Caesar Flickerman

One of the boldest characters in the films without a doubt, Caesar’s style is loud and over the top. While you might think his purple eyebrows and high-shine jackets are more fancy dress than street style, you can take a little of his confidence and wear it with ease. How about a gorgeous Alexander McQueen skull suit? Available from FarFetch, it might be pretty costly but again, it’s McQueen, it’s hardly going to be bargain! Forgetting its price, I think it’s a great Caesar-esc suit for the bold dresser who wants to make an entrance and entertain an audience.

Katniss Everdeen

For all my fashion loving girls who are looking for a more accessible style, the woman to turn to is the heroic Katniss Everdeen. The District 12 fighting femme has made a huge impact on current trends and we’re seeing her stylish practicality everywhere. Chanel her ready-for-anything look by pairing these gorgeous dark grey marble effect Lee skinny jeans from Psyche with a tough but pretty pair of boots. The Ugg Australia Black Jena Military Boots are perfect!

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http://www.psyche.co.uk/womens-c12/footwear-c22/ugg-australia-womens-black-jena-soft-goat-leather-military-boots-p27197 (£243.99)

 

 

Peeta Mellark

Peeta is our reliable hero and like him, most of his clothing choices are wardrobe-essentials you can trust. He owned the tight black tee during the fight-to-the-death games, so invest in a good cotton number as a base-layer. Pair it with some khaki trousers and a hooded waterproof jacket, like the Lyle & Scott vintage jacket from ASOS and you’re ready to be victorious – in the fashion stakes that is.

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.

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.

Men’s Cool Clothes at Sammy Dress

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I may be a guy but I like fashion and impressing people with my fashion sense. I am sure at this day and age other men feel the same way. It is not about being vain but has a lot to do with feeling good about yourself and thus being more confident. A fashion industry that focuses its attention on the needs of men now more than ever is also a big factor why men are becoming stylish. Even famous designers who are known for women’s wear now have men’s wear in their line. Men’s fashion has indeed gone a long way.

An online store for all your fashion needs including men’s apparel is Sammy Dress. They are known for being a wholesale supplier of both men’s and women’s clothes, children’s clothes, jewelry, bags, shoes, lingerie, watches, accessories, beauty products, home items, toys, and wedding dresses and accessories. Although sold at cheap prices to customers all over the world, their 200,000 plus products are of high quality and are very much in fashion.

Their menswear is diverse what with a vast collection of items like jackets, pants and shorts, sweaters, T-shirts and vests, shirts, hoodies and sweatshirts, waistcoats, jeans, and swimwear. Clothes for any occasion. Men can surely experiment with their looks with all the available fashionable clothes they have. It does not really matter what style you prefer because Sammy Dress has it all covered. There are clothes for every Tom, Dick, and Harry. Being fashion forward would not be a problem in this online store.

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.

 

 

Saving More Through Online Shopping

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I do most of my shopping online now that I have discovered its advantages. Since my schedule is loaded, not even having the time to do some of my errands, internet shopping has provided me with some precious hours. It is more convenient, faster, and easier. I no longer have to brave traffic or wait in line for minutes. I do my shopping anywhere I am, anytime. I also like the fact that there are more choices and I am able to save more because most of the items are cheaper than those you find at the mall. Furthermore, there are a lot of online stores that provide free shipping and big discounts.

I have a couple of favorite online shops and they accept coupons, which are one of the most popular marketing and advertising strategies used by manufacturers and sellers to attract new customers. You are able to use them to buy items for free or half the price or get free shipping. They are also easy to find. There are even hundreds of websites offering them such as VoucherKing. It has the latest voucher codes from 1,000 of your favourite retailers in the UK like AbeBooks, Adidas, Accent Clothing, Barker and Stonehouse, Diesel, Fashion for Home, Papa John’s, Panasonic, The Body Shop etc. Their Debenhams Voucher codes include so many amazing deals.

Harry Stedman x Golden Bear 2013 Fall/Winter Varsity Jackets

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I quite miss of putting some brand’s collection in here, istarblog.com, since lately I am into my product review more and some Kpop fashion thingy which am trying to built on this site. But anyway, I am here again fondness letting you know about this awesome collection called: Harry Stedman x Golden Bear 2013 Fall/Winter Varsity Jackets. Who never thought that Varsity jackets are not only use at school sports fest but also in styling yourself today.

However, if you are really into sports and wanted all things sports equipments. I suggest you to check on this site http://www.q9powersports.com for more selection and reasonable prices of sports related stuff.

Harry Stedman x Golden Bear 2013 Fall/Winter Varsity Jackets is already available in the market to avail and if am dont mistaken myself. Each jacket has a price of £350 GBP (approximately $560 USD0 in any retailer stores online and nearby stores.