Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Will You Design Your Own T-shirt?

Yes, is men t-shirt again! If you are fed up of buying a T-shirt which it seems that every other person you see is wearing, good news is that clearly shows you have bought a fashionable one. However if you want to stand out from the crowd and perhaps make a fashion statement then perhaps you should consider designing your own T-shirt.

You’ve probably seen outlets that allow you to do just this when you have been on holiday, but for one reason or another you didn’t find the time to venture into the shop. Now you can create your own design and have it incorporated into a T-shirt for you online.

Some sites have design templates which you can start off with, you choose a T-shirt from one of their designs and customize a template. You can use clipart or you can have a design copied for you from a photograph. You need to think about how many colors your design will need, (4 are usual but less is cheaper) which colors you want and the style of T-shirt. You can get T-shirts made to your design for under $20, but again it

depends on your choice of design.

You can also get iron-on designs, but these will probably not last as long as designs that are printed on the fabric. Some sites online offer you next day delivery and allow you to draw your own design online or to upload photographs or to use templates and describe what you want. You don’t have to be an artist to design your own T-shirt.

It’s not just T-shirts that you can have your own designs printed on either, hoodies are popular as well as jeans and numerous other accessories. You can start with free clipart designs and add your own comment, and choose the font you want on your T-shirt.

You can say whatever your want on your T-shirt as the design companies do not censor comments. You can be cute, cheeky, flirty or downright obnoxious; whatever best goes with your character, or your mood.

So what are you waiting for? Go online and design the T-shirt you have always wanted, but never been able to find in the shops.

LACE - Fashion Trend 2011. How to wear lace.

How To Wear Lace...
Lace is very womanly  and it never really goes out of fashion, as lace clothing can be found among chain- store clothing rails throughout the year. Lace will become a popular fashion, and featured in many clothing shopes. When it's not so popular, lace becomes a classic and still remains in the fashion market.

Lace clothing gives a chic look, and can look beautiful without exertion.`But there's a few risks in wearing lace clothing, for example you can look too Gothic.

How you should wear lace.
You should avoid wearing jewelery with lace, as this will probably look over the top. Wear it with minimum jewelery. If you choose wearing lace wear it with stud earrings, or a gold bangle. Pearls are not good with lace.

Go for fine lace, rather than large chunky patterns. On the subject of hems, another one to avoid is a jagged, uneven cut. Medieval like fashion looks very silly on most people!

Never wear white stockings, unless your going to a dress-up party! Black lace stockings are hot with skirts in winter, but don't ever wear them with a denim skirt. Denim skirt plus black lace stockings is running the risk of looking trailer-trash. Avoid bright coloured skirts too. Black stockings will always go best with a black skirt. If your wear black stockings with a black skirt, go for a different coloured top, to avoid looking Gothic.

Lace panels on clothing is a good alternative to full lace garments.

If a clothing item is made completely of lace, wear it down with simple clothing. Plain, bold colours are good, all colours go with black, but brown. It's not really a good look to wear lace with clothing that is patterned or printed.

Be careful about wearing denim with lace. A garment with minimal lace, and particularly white lace, goes great with denim. But don't take it any further, like wearing a top made of completely lace, with a pair of jeans. It's a sort of stereotypical look, that doesn't look that nice.

Here's The Next Thing I'll Agonize Over Until I Inevitably Break Down And Buy It

($129, Irregular Choice,
I should just go ahead and devote approximately 48 minutes of my Tuesday to allow the practical side of me to try to convince the part of me that lacks self-control to have a two-way conversation about why I shouldn't buy these Irregular Choice heels. Ultimately, practical me will be held hostage by my lack of self-control, who will commandeer my credit card, hit "buy," and set free within me a strange brew of chemicals and emotions, ranging from oxytocin to shame and regret... Which is all just a long-winded, round-about way of admitting that I'll probably buy these. I love a crystal heel, and I LOVE Irregular Choice. They're like Jeffrey Campbell on MDMA.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

See-Through Stylestalker Skater Dress? Sure. Why Not?

($233, Stylestalker,
Dear Mom,

Camp is great. You were right! I ended up making friends. I'll be ready to come home once summer's over I think though.

I have to tell you something though. I decided to start wearing see-through dresses (with a bra, of course). I won't wear it to Hebrew school, but everywhere else is fair game.


Your Daughter

PS: Send shaving cream and shoelaces.

What are Top 5 Men Leather Accessories in 2011?

Leather is strong and durable and the fashion accessories for men in 2011 have utilized prime cowhide for belts, bags, tri-fold wallets and shoes and sandals. There are also really comfortable suede leather shoes which come in a range of colors and which are fun to wear. Some designers have come up with colored bags which look more like bags for females than men and have prompted some adverse comments (Balenciaga for example) but they are worth investigating if you want to bring out the feminine side of

your nature.

1. Mens Leather Shoes

We know most of us like sneakers. but leather dress shoes are still in for 2011. Every man has to wear shoes at least to the office, and now for 2011 there are beautiful classic men’s oxford shoes from top fashion houses, which are designed to be both stylish and comfortable. There are leather low-tops trainers from sportswear companies such as Puma, and is you check out the range of shoes in leather or suede online which are designed by the top fashion houses, you will see what there is on offer. If you can’t afford their prices then at least you will have an idea of what is fashionable and be able to look for cheaper deals on your high street or in your shopping mall.


2. Mens Leather Sandals

For summer, gladiator sandal is the hottest sandal design and Dior Homme have come up with gladiator sandals with cotton socks for those who just can’t go without socks. They retail at ₤530 and are made from the best leather.

3. Mens Leather Belts

There are a whole host of leather belts to choose from and they come in a range of styles and colors. There are some very stylish belts with purses which may be the answer if you don’t have pockets and don’t want to carry a bag.

4. Leather Bags for Men

Apart from the colorful ones already mentioned there are the satchel bags for men which are generally made from cowhide. These are stylish versions of the old school satchel and are worn over one shoulder. They are minimal understated designs with two buckles and inside zips to secure your possessions. These leather satchel bags are designed to use instead of the traditional briefcase and make a lot of sense given that you

have your hands free to carry a mobile device if you don’t want to put it in your satchel bag. Check out some other leather bags at

5. Tri-fold Leather Wallets

Finally, there are the tri-fold wallets in leather for your money, credit cards, ID cards and photos; the classic men’s accessory.

What else? Share with us your top chic leather accessories for 2011.  

Monday, March 28, 2011

Ruh-Roh. Hello Kitty Doc Martens Exist

Sanrio and Dr. Martens are BOTH turning 50, and they're celebrating the only way they know how -- covering an entire shoe in little Hello Kittys.

While I'm about three decades too old to justify wearing these, I do appreciate that not only Hello Kitty but her less popular friends Chococat, Keroppi, Little Twin Stars and My Melody all make appearances on the shoes too.

The Hello Kitty Docs are available April 2011. Proceed with caution, adults.

Reason To Start Buying Scratch-Off Tickets: This Alica + Olivia Tan Leather Tulip Skirt

($495, Alice + Olivia,
Is it sad that I don't think it's sad to consider selling one's own plasma for this Alice + Olivia tan leather tulip skirt? Should I not have admitted to that thought?