adidas Originals X Olivia Oblanc New Collection 2018

It was revealed recently that these 2 giants when it comes to fashion, adidas Originals & Olivia Oblanc, were collaborating for their latest new collection for 2018. And as I can see it, these pieces were too vintage when it comes to designs and style thus might this gonna be hit once these finds were gone available in the market soon. Because vintage inspired finds were too dope these days and a lot of fashion enthusiasts and icons are keep on promoting them hence these latest collection for the both brands are the jam of many.

Availability and details?

Well, as for now, I haven’t get any further details about the collection like when they’ll release it and what are the pricing ranges. But I know soon enough this collection will be gone soon to the market as this supposed to be released this year, might on the first days of December or late times of November these pieces will be gone to the market. Let’s all wait and I’ll keep you updated.

Overall? 

I finds mostly of the pieces quirky and way too unique than to the usual finds today. But I must say they has an statement already which I think mostly of the youngers these days would like to experiment with. In addition, you may often check either of the 2 brands website for the details. Because they might releases this collection soon for yourself to be updated on time.

Okay, that will be all for now and hopefully you can keep on checking me here for more fashion updates and news.

Asking For a Friend – What Men Actually Do on Stag Do

Top view on the old town with beautiful colorful buildings and streets in Riga city, Latvia, bird eye view

Stag do weekends are an immense source of pure entertainment, especially for the soon-to-be groom and his crew of friends. Think of it as a get-together where boys can simply be boys.

Of course, customs dictate that the best man is in charge of organizing a stag do weekend but there are no exact written rules as to how this probably once-in-a-lifetime holiday is supposed to look like. Look at it this way: some like exploring cities and indulging more refined pleasures, while others prefer your typical excursions and getting hammered in the process.

people, leisure, friendship and celebration concept – happy friends drinking draft beer and clinking glasses at bar or pub

And what are your regular stag do activities? Well, you can have:

  • Water sports such as parasailing, weathercocking, canoeing, and water scooters
  • Outdoor activities, such as quad biking, hiking, and trekking in nature
  • Games like paintballing and laser tag
  • Pub crawls all through the night
  • And enjoying the all-you-can-eat buffet on a chartered cruise, to name a few

Are you and your male friends still thinking about spending your weekends overseas? Well, there are so many good places to keep the stag weekends in the world and some of them can be found in Europe.

You should definitely consider a stag do weekend in Riga. Riga City has been a tourist destination for many years now and its beauty and quality service can be a trigger for men like you to chose it before other European cities.

A stag weekend Riga style is also an unforgettable experience and is extremely economical for the fun times on a low budget. Riga is a small place but there are many things inside the “walls”, which are enough to keep any party pumping.

This is the place were Russian and Latvian cultures merge, where nightlife is vibrant and you can meet some of most beautiful women in the world. Clubs in Riga are amazing, attracts some of the finest DJs from around the world and will propel your stag do to another level.

Woman driving go-cart on a sports track

Also, if you want to experience something else, you can do pumping balling, go-karting and water-rafting and other blood-pumping and adrenaline-running activities, Riga is a place for you. You can try many stag activities during the day as well. There are plenty of outdoor spots to choose from like spas, pools and other activities for you relax and enjoy with your crew.

If you like beer, here you can try the cheapest world-class beer like Prague Budweiser, Gambrinus, Pilsen Urquell, and Staropramen. Pub crawling is the best way to get you the taste and atmosphere of the city. After that, you should definitely visit a strip club, enjoy a lap dance inside a special VIP room, and finish your special night in style.

Conclusion

If you are looking for a stag do weekend then Riga is the right place to go! As well as a reputation for beautiful sightseeings Riga has excellent restaurants and food culture. Latvia loves its food, and that reflects on the whole city.

Taking everything into consideration Riga is a vibrant and modern city which has a lot to offer. Since you want only the best for you and your crew on that special night, don’t think twice and start working on your travel arrangements.

BAPE & EA Sports Collection 2018

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When it comes t my fashion style. I really wanted to have some variant and quirky stuff hence the collaborative items are ones I really looking forward to. Hence, when these 2 giant clothing brand had released their collaborative items here, photos on top, they really gets my attention and decided to include them up here for my readers, you, to know on how dope these new BAPE & EA Sports Collection 2018 were.

To be honest, these pieces were should be released during summer ( on my opinion though ) due to the theme used to them. But I think they will also be fitted for fall and winter season as long you knew on how to style them well. And as I’ve heard, the Tshirt will be ranging to $129 per peice while the hoodies would cost you around $429 per piece as well. To learn more details about this collection here, you may check out either BAPE or EA main website as I know, as for this moment, they are pre-selling these items right here hence further details had been listed out already.

For availability, I encourage you folks to check your local stores of these brands as they might have these pieces selling already. If not yet, you can still get them over the brand’s main webstore to secured your piece. Go check them out now and see what additional details they’ve added as I didn’t know the further details yet as now. But rest assured that these pieces were already listed to their respective online shops.

Advice from the experts — what to look for when buying an expensive suit

Many occasions call for the purchase of a new suit. Perhaps you’ve been invited to a wedding, a christening or maybe you’re looking to sharpen up for the office. Either way, a suit should be viewed as a necessary investment. A cheap suit is almost guaranteed to need replacing in a couple of years, whereas well-designed tailoring can last you 20 plus!

So, what should you look out for when buying an expensive suit? And, of equal importance, how can other people tell that you’re wearing the best. CT shirts, experts in suit design, have created this guide to make your purchase the right one.

The materials

The materials that make the suit can be the determining factor as to whether your suit will last the test of time.

Look for suits that have been created with natural fibres, avoid those with labels that say it has been created with a wool-blend or man-made materials. Polyester, for example, should be avoided. It retains a lot of heat, is less breathable and creases easily. A suit with 100% wool is something that you should look out for — these suits are versatile and ooze comfort. For a lustre look, often silk or mohair (a silk-like material made from the hair of the Angora goat) is added and this gives a luxurious shine to any suit. For extra movement and comfort, a high-quality suit is often made with a small amount of Lycra and this improves its elasticity.

An indicator of the finery of the material is the number alongside the ‘Super’. The Super is a way of indicating that the wool is of high quality and the higher the number, the finer and lighter the cloth will be.

One thing that you might not consider is the material that your buttons are made from. Plastic buttons are prone to breakage and chipping — imagine if you brush against a wall or table, it will be the buttons that take the impact. Another high-quality material that is often used for making durable and long-lasting suit buttons is corozo nuts.

The design

The design of a suit determines how it fits your body and moulds to your shape over time, it is what makes the suit truly yours.

Often, it is down to personal preference what weave is preferred but some are considered higher end than others. The patterns are created in the suit by interweaving different coloured threads in different ways. The ‘twill’ weave is considered to be stylish — this has a diagonal line of raised fabric and a silk-looking finish. The ‘herringbone’ also gives a smart look— this is an intricate V weave that creates a smooth feel.

A canvassed suit jacket has been created so that it has layers of material that sit between the outer suit fabric and the inner lining. This tailoring technique helps the suit maintain structure and shape. What you should look out for is a ‘floating canvas’ — this is where the middle layer has been stitched to the fabric loosely so that the suit is able to mould to your body shape and move when you move.

The lining of the suit can be a giveaway as to how well it’s been made. Despite popular belief that an unlined suit is cheaper than a fully lined one, it actually takes more effort to create an unlined suit as the stitching and cut of the material is exposed. However, lined sleeves improve your ability to slide the jacket on and off.

The details

Even some shop assistants might not be aware of the tiniest details that can improve the quality of a suit. It can be the tailor’s own way of integrating quality into their work.

The lapels on a suit are the folds that sit either side of the opening across the chest. One detail that can indicate the quality of a suit is the lapel roll — this is the fall and curl of the lapel from the collar to the first button. If the suit is one of many rolled off a production line, it is likely that the lapel will be completely flat against the jacket and the roll will be almost non-existent. In a high-quality suit however, the lapel roll will look like it has been carefully curved — giving the jacket more texture and a better appearance.

The back vents on a suit can determine how easy it is for you to move around and feel comfortable in it. Choose suit jackets with twin back vents on the back of the jacket to improve its flexibility and range of movement.

Stalk loops on jackets are something to look out for too. This is a traditional tailoring feature which neatly keeps your flower stalk tucked away. Although it may not be a necessary feature for everyone, it shows attention to detail that’s likely to be an indicator of a good suit.

Examine the buttonholes. Cheaper suits can often have frayed buttonholes as they haven’t been stitched with delicacy. Small details like this are big giveaways as to how your suit has been made.

Sources

https://www.hawesandcurtis.com/blog/style/superior_suits

https://www.gentlemansgazette.com/how-to-spot-a-quality-suit/

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/fashion-and-style/10373114/Trade-secrets-what-to-look-for-when-buying-a-suit.html

http://ukmcbo.tumblr.com/post/85115442645/choosing-the-right-suit-lapel

What’s the best way to ask your boss for education funding?

With the right training and education, adults can bring more to their workplace and feel confident in their job. However, it’s possible that many people think that they can’t speak to their employer and ask them for education funding. Perhaps they believe that this is an inappropriate question to ask, or they don’t think that their employer would agree. In reality, employees that have been invested in by their place of work often have a higher well-being and are more productive — bringing more to their company.

Are you thinking about asking your company for education funding? If so, there are certain things to remember when approaching an employer and asking them for training.

Consider all of the options

Before you suggest a course to your employer, make sure you’ve researched it properly. With many training and education providers, you’ll find that there are a range of courses and options available. From night courses to part-time degrees, to higher apprenticeships, you can find a course that will fit nicely around your work/life balance.

A lot of adults think that they have to go to university for further learning and qualifications, but this isn’t true. Speak to your local college and visit their website to see what they have to offer — it’s likely that they run a course related to your field or around a topic that you’re interested in.

Courses and learning can be flexible

It’s understandable that your employer doesn’t want your education to interfere too much with your workload. Make sure you are doing your research and demonstrating to your boss that there are flexible courses out there – designed for workers like you!

A lot of adult courses are designed so that people can be assessed on the job. This means that you wouldn’t be sacrificing any working hours for exams and your ability to complete tasks at work shouldn’t be affected.

Get in touch with your local college for more information. Ask for a detailed list of modules and methods of assessment for the course you’d like to apply for.

Your education can benefit everyone

When you’ve been trained and educated further, you can bring a range of benefits to the business.

There could be a gap in the business in terms of employee knowledge for example that you could fill. This is knowledge you can share with your colleagues. It’s also possible that after your training, you could be bringing in financial benefits for the business, for example if it means they don’t have to employ somebody else to fill a role or an external company to pick up that area of work. Think about what your new qualification could allow you to do and present this to your employer when asking the question.

It’s important for many company bosses that their employees are happy at work. Let your employer know what this training would mean for you. Will it make you feel more confident in your role? Or, more valued and empowered? If so, express these feelings to your boss.

Gather as much information as possible

Provide your boss with as much information as you can. This allows them to fully review all the information at a later date and saves them from doing in-depth research themselves.

Give them as much information as possible, this could be; module overviews, assessment methods, course testimonials and information about websites or open days so that they can find out more if they want to.

Of course, when you sign up to further education, you’re committing your own time as well. Make sure your employer knows the sacrifices you are willing to make to improve your performance at work.

Take our tips on board when asking your employer for funding. Don’t be afraid to ask the question — you and your employer can both enjoy the many benefits.

This article was brought to you by members of the Newcastle College adult learning department.

Air Jordan 11 Retro “Platinum Tint”

Good news for all the Jordan shoes fans out there. As the brand releases an press release that they are going to release an new set Jordon shoes which I know most of you folks will crazed about which their latest “Air Jordan 11 Retro “Platinum Tint”.

Releasing date is now October 27, 2018 that will cost you for around 220 USD per pair. Which I have found reasonable. Because Jordan shoes are usually expensive due to the collective value of each shoe released henceforth if you are looking for a great kicks to sports with that is worth the money as well. I think this Air Jordan 11 Retro “Platinum Tint” is a worth to buy of.

For the availability of this, kindly check over the local Nike’s website your country to learn more. Because I was knew the releasing date in the US and might the releasing date of the shoes on your country may be different so you better check it out first your end to get updated.

Your Future May Depend On What You Do Today

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Looking ahead at your future, how are your prospects? Do you look ahead with positivity, knowing that you are doing all you can today to give yourself a better life, or are you filled with dread, worrying about what tomorrow (and all the days to come) will bring?

While we can’t always predict the future, there are things you can do today if you are fraught with worry. You can improve your life, in so many ways. It begins with you, and you do have to be proactive.

Look at your financial situation, and ask yourself if you are meeting your earning potential. If you are stuck in a low-paid career, perhaps now is the time to start looking for those other jobs that will give you a better salary. You might also consider asking for that promotion you have always wanted, especially if you want to stay within your current employment, so find ways to improve the chances of your boss saying “yes.”

There are also ways to earn extra money, so if you have time on your hands, there may be a side-hustle you can take on to bring in some extra cash. From freelance work to writing a blog, think about the skills and passions you have, and formulate ways to turn them into money-making ideas.

You can also earn a passive income, meaning you don’t have to do very much at all to increase your wealth. There are simple things you can do, such as renting out your garage as storage space, or signing up to cashback offers on your favourite online sites, or something with a little more risk, such as investing your money in property or on the stock market with CMC Markets. And while there are risks with investing, know that this could be your best means at getting rich quick if your career isn’t taking you down a profitable path.

Look at your health, and ask yourself if you are doing all you can to maintain your physical and emotional wellbeing. You won’t enjoy your future if you are suffering from ill-health, so perhaps today is the day you finally get off the sofa and into some form of exercise. It doesn’t have to be a chore, either, as if getting your training shoes on for a jog is unappealing to you, then know that there are fun ways to keep fit to improve your level of motivation.

Concerning your emotional health, start to put into practice those things that will improve your mental wellbeing. From growing your social circle to managing your time better, the ideas here will reduce your stress and improve your life. And for both your physical and mental health, cut out the bad habits you take part in, be that eating junk food or bingeing on alcohol. By eating and drinking anything that pertains to a healthy diet, you will feel better today, and in all of your tomorrows.

So, look at today. What can you do to improve your life now and in the future? One thing is for sure;  you won’t have much of a future if you don’t make an effort to improve your current situation it is in any way lacking, so for your sake, start to make any changes necessary today.

 

Growing Your Fashion Business

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If you own a fashion startup, it can be difficult to go past the first stage and achieve growth in your business, even if the products you sell are beautiful and desirable. There are so many things that can hold you back from securing more finance,s to making enough products to simply getting your name out there.

If you are struggling for whatever reason, here are some simple things you can do to grow your business and make headway in the world of fashion:

Do Some Serious SEO

You are not going to have much success in growing your business if few people can find it, which is why it is always worth reviewing your search engine optimization practices. If you aren’t seeing a lot of traffic to your website, it might be worth employing an SEO expert who can find the right keywords to bring those fashionistas to you and optimize your online presence so that you feature further up those search engine results.

Consider Selling on Other Sites

Although you should undoubtedly build your own business website if you’re serious as making it in the fashion world, it might be worth, while your company is still young, selling on other platforms so that you can get your creations seen by as many people as possible. Selling just a few of your creations on a platform like Etsy, for example, will boost your viewing figures because that platform is very well known and has millions of visitors every day. You can use that as a stepping off point to direct people to your own website (put a business card in with the package) and to boost your profile.

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Think About Rebranding

If you haven’t been seeing the success you expected and you know that it isn’t because your purses or garments or whatever aren’t good enough, you may want to think about whether your branding is holding you back. In the fashion world, you really need to create a desirable brand that appeals to your target audience if you want to build up a following. So, do some market research and see where the land lies and if you don’t think you’re quite hitting the mark, check out this rebranding checklist and start making changes. You might be surprised how much this can help.

Attend Fashion Shows

Okay, so you’re probably not going to be invited to Paris or London Fashion week as a small fashion startup, but are there any smaller fashion events near you? Look at what you need to do to show your creations there and work hard to secure a place. The more people who see your creations and the more publicity you get, the better it will be for your business.  

Use Recipe for Press

Recipe for Press is a fantastic tool for entrepreneurs which helps you to pitch stories about your business to the professional press so that you can generate a buzz around your creations. Their staff are all seasoned professionals in the business and they’ll help you to get write-ups in publications such as Conde Nast and InStyle, which will undoubtedly give you a boost.

Gucci Releases “Gucci Collectors” With Fall/Winter 2018 Campaign

As I’ve noticed, big brands and labels such Gucci and others are now started their each campaigns for their upcoming releases for their Fall/Winter collection 2018. In a way, I must say, we could have a glimpse even an idea on what we should expect to any brands, we loved, on what they’re going to release soon and you can even plan out when you’re going to get it if you are too keen though to have the certain pieces from the current collections.

And today, let me then share with you these lookbook shoots of the famous and one of the high-end brands in the fashion industry today which the Gucci. To be honest, Gucci is making waves these days not only for women but also for men for their tees and shoes especially. Thus, if you are looking for the most fine shoes and tees to kill y’all men? you should check out Gucci first before others as they have the most well fine pieces today to offer.

Indeed! these pieces are made in quality and the designs itself are too quirky and uniquely made that can makes you stand out when you wears one. But of course as we speak to price wise, just be expect that any of these items were quite beyond the budget thus if you really planning to buy any from this Gucci  “Gucci Collectors” With Fall/Winter 2018 collection, you should think first you might find something similar though with your local brands. But of course, if you had an extra bucks to spend, why not in getting some for yourself right?

So, basically, these pieces aren’t yet released in the market. But soon enough, like 2 or 3 months from now, these pieces will surely invades the fashion market and see mostly of them wearing by your favorite fashion icons.

 

Kenzo Spring Summer 2019

It’s too early on my own opinion for Kenzo to releases an expected finds for the next year summer, that may includes on their spring and summer collection 19. Because brands and labels are still on work for their FW 19 collections but since, maybe, Kenzo was keen to celebrate their brand legacy, based on the press release though, they came up on the idea to released their prospect finds for the next’s collection thru the fashion showroom like what the brands usual do. So, yeah! we will be expecting these pieces from Kenzo this coming summer 2019.

The brand, Kenzo, is one of the few who makes their pieces too quirky and way different to others. I think, it’s not intentionally to make it that way as the owner of the brand is Asian and we Asian has always an different takes in fashion and wears almost the unique finds we could ever get. Thus, if you wanted to renewed your fashion styles and so, I think you should have to check over this brand has they have a lot to offer.

And if you are asking me about the availability and pricing ranges of this collection? well, sorry to say, kenzo doesn’t disclosed the details yet as it was included on their summer and spring collection 2019. But defitely they’ll release an update right after the released of their FW18 these coming months ahead. Hence, we better all wait and see what the brand. Kenzo, will make as of additional for this collection as summer 19 comes.