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I tend to spend a lot of time trying to get things to look right, instead of writing. This site it s testament to that fault. So updates are spuratic at best.

Here are my latest finds that I would like to turn into features on the site.

Bridal Showers from Virginia's Perspective

There are a number of points that I wanted to make today.  But I have covered a couple of them a while ago so to save from repeating myself I will just link to those instead. Namely the lingerie aspect, the history and what not. It really would make the whole entry too long anyway.

A lingerie bridal shower is a great way to relax with friends and family before the wedding. There are plenty of

Following tradition means that the maid or matron of honor should give the Bridal Shower. The theme of the bridal shower should reflect something that the bride-to-be likes. The reason for this was that it would make the family appear as if it were asking for gifts, which was considered to be in poor taste. Another custom was to help the new couple set up a home, or to help the bride get together a trousseau.

The Thing About Bridal Shower Invitations

Personalized Invitations with Flair. This will allow everyone to plan free time for the event. The theme is very important when you're deciding what kind of invitations to send. For example, if the theme of the bridal shower is a 'Cinderella story,' you can find beautiful imprinted invitations to match or create your own. It will probably depend on your budget. The invitations should be sent out about a month in advance of the big party date.

Be sure to plan your bridal shower and order your bridal shower invitations at least 8-12 weeks in advance. If you have many out of town guests attending you may want to mail the bridal shower invitations as early as 6 weeks in advance so everyone is sure to reserve the date for your party so that they can attend. Plus, many card shops will customize invitations for you that can include special sayings, favorite quotes of the bride, pictures, and colors. It is also a good idea to offer coffee and/or tea.

Stress Free Fun

The bride has probably been stressed from all of the planning, and the shower gives her some much needed time to unwind with her friends. The bride is the princess of the day, so be sure that in your planning you don't do anything that will make her feel uncomfortable. You can save money by buying a pre-printed set of bridal shower invitations, or by making your own. In order to take some stress off of the people involved in the planning of the party, you may choose a location that caters and also has beverages available for the guests. Choosing a theme ensures that everyone on the same page. Give each member of the group a budget and set them loose. If you are planning the party on your own, be sure to make a list and do just one thing at a time.

Bridal Shower Favors, Decorations, and Supplies. Your decorations should reflect the theme of the bridal shower, and they should offer an aesthetic function as well as a practical function. Well, there are many things to consider. Whether the bridal shower theme is part of the wedding or unique bridal shower event that the friends of the bride put together and creates inspiration and a more magical environment.  A Halloween themed bridal shower can be a fun and inventive way to celebrate the bride-to-be, as long as the event does not scare her away from the altar. Use your imagination to create the perfect theme.

Get Your Decorations Together

Decorating for the festivities is perhaps the most fun, and all of your more creative bridal shower ideas can flourish. Do you prefer to have it in your own home. Or would it be better to find a clubhouse to have the gathering in. You could choose to have it at a restaurant, at a park (weather permitting), at a bar in a small private room, at the church, or maybe at one of the bridesmaids homes. Your choice of place may depend on the time of day you plan to have it.  And how many will be attending. The number of people planning to attend may require a larger setting than your own home.

The final things that your bridal shower ideas will need to be applied to are bridal shower games. This could depend on the bride-to-be. Another way to spice up the party is to have your guests dress up, keeping with the theme. For example a western themed bridal shower may offer games that incorporate props like cowboy hats, cowboy boots, and lassos. Maybe the bride-to-be needs linens and towels.

Planning Ahead of Time


 Paying attention to the little details when it comes to bridal shower invitations can make a nice statement with your guests and provide them with an elegant keepsake of the Bridal shower. You could add appetizers, to give the guests a little more to nibble on. You could ask each guest to bring a dish, and have a fun surprise buffet. You could offer cold lunch-meat sandwiches, and have a luncheon buffet, or you could offer a full meal. You could even have the party catered. There are so many choices when it comes to food. If you really don't like to cook, either have it catered, or have everyone bring a dish.  Food always brings people together, so it is fun to have some foods for the party.

Another consideration for activities would include some games. Decorations for your shower should pull together the look you're trying to. The decorations at a bridal shower are very important, particularly if it will be themed. You can find pads of wedding shower games at stores like Hallmark Card shops, or about any place that carries bridal shower things. You can find games online using your home PC.

Virginia on Fashion

When it comes to fashion there is little that is stopping you from stepping out and trying something new. When I was growing up we didn't have much money for clothes, but we stayed fashionable. The trick is learning how to balance that with what resources you have on hand. While I can't sew like my mother I am able to keep a household of five dressed well.

Working with what you have

Freud believed that stimulating the unconscious was crucial to creating desire, and therefore is conducive to economic progress and mass democracy.

True fashion
Magazines play such a major role in the modeling and fashion industry that it's a tough argument on the model's behalf. On average, an editorial model is not the standard, classic beauty that most people think of as being considered "pretty". You can be considered for respective posts with great honor.

The fashion industry is a fast, complicated institution full of many eccentric individuals. A paradox exists in that while on a superficial level everyone associates fashion with change, the underlying forces value stability.
Could those famous fashion magazines afford to pay their featured editorial models more money. Being realistic, there are many successful "commercial" print models that would have really loved to have been a high fashion editorial model, but they never had that opportunity. Democratising fashion came hand in hand with a 'disunification' of feminine attire, which varied more in form and became less homogeneous.

This is the job which indispensably is accomplished by the retail merchandisers in order to promote sales of attire.

Their psychological theories provide insight into the causes of deviation, by members of a subculture, from social norms. Sigmund Freud and his nephew Edward Bernays investigated the drivers of social control and the engineering of consent.

Democratization and globalisation of fashion has contributed to the abrasion of the authenticity and original identity of street-style culture. Such periods of social turmoil resulted in fashion defusion, with many subcultures becoming increasingly detached from their foundation symbolisms.

That is the time to branch out to other modeling opportunities if you still want to work as a model.

Fun and Fancy Free

Wowwy Men on Parade

Fashion Trends in Women Fashion Wear

Victoria's Secret is one of those trends that comes into mind. First appearing in the 80s it set the tone for a generation of lingerie and everyday where that makes head turn the world around.

Fashion is the general style or custom of clothing worn at any given time. The word "fashion" comes from the years when people described a woman who was well dressed as a "fashion show". You constantly dream of the day your fashions will be on the fashion runway with the lights beaming brightly overhead, the cameras flashing everywhere and the audience being completely mesmerized by your incredible designs. The latest trends in women fashion have been inspired by yesteryear's classic styles with a dash of sex, skin, colors, embellishments, lingerie and of course attitude and glamor. Let us see some of the latest women fashion trends.

Love it

While this photo might not be the cream of the crop there are a lot of trends that come out that don't take off. Being a fashionista is what make the difference to following the right trends and skipping the duds.

Outfit on the left

Sometimes, fashion trends is considered as fads, are disreputably erratic. The fashion industry players are always on the quest to bring up something "NEW" & "HOT". Beau Brummell is probably the most well known and talked about male fashion plate in history. His colorful clothing and accessories were copied by men all over Europe. So there is nothing wrong or embarrassing to experiment with a neutral attire, team up with bright colored footwear like pumps and jewelries to bring some color to your look. Or get yourself a gorgeous dress with huge floral or other prints all over, and team it up with patterned hand bags and stockings and hooped jewelry.

Famous fashion designers come from all walks of life there is no one system to follow that will have you become the next famous fashion designer. These were the haute couture designers that every other fashion designer since has aspired to become. Wearing sporting attire is also a trend in. The only elements all these fashion designers have in common is they had an intense passion for fashion, were able to design fashions highly sought after and connected with someone who gave them the opportunity to break into the fashion industry. These two trends have clearly shown that fashion is more focused on comfort, rather than looks.

The Advent of Lingerie

You've already done one thing right. Buying lingerie can be a wonderful experience in that it provides you with all the time, comfort and privacy of searching for lingerie stores from right at home. Bridal showers are a common place to receive lingerie as a gift. But that doesn't mean that it is your style.

Well, first of all you need to decide what kind of lingerie party you want to throw. After all, the point of erotic lingerie is to give free rein to fantasies you both have and enliven your intimate life. What better way to explore those fantasies together than to look at the all the erotic lingerie there is. Regardless of the reason for buying lingerie, both men and women are often disappointed as the lingerie is not appropriate for the woman who has to wear it, or worst of all, it doesn't even fit.

Most women love lingerie, but many do not relish the thought of having to wear what their husband or boyfriend chooses. When women return the lingerie they often admit it was the wrong size or their husband must have bought it for themselves as the woman would have never purchased the garment. Keep it a surprise and the anticipation by everyone who is in the know will add to the excitement. Lingerie parties don't just have to be about lingerie, but the wearing of lingerie can create a mood of relaxation, especially if the lingerie to be worn is what the participants wear every night, with comfort being the key.

Old Idea Modern Spin

How about a lingerie party in two parts. For whatever reason, this is commonplace online which gives the customer the opportunity to benefit. He may not have considered a wicked corset, but you have. The truth is buying lingerie does require knowing something about the recipient. There are so many options for erotic lingerie that there's sure to be choices that please you both. Yes. As a general rule there are those you buy lingerie for, and those you don't. This is a good way to get the party started!  

If you're looking for erotic lingerie, you may want a little spice for your sex life, and what better way than to share the selections and anticipation with your partner. Shopping for erotic lingerie together can also increase intimacy and open up discussion about fantasies you may want to explore. Fulfilling desires can start with something as simple as a little bit of sexy, erotic lingerie to put some heat into the bedroom - and it can give you both some great ideas, too! Also is this going to be coed. These decisions have to made first as they will determine a lot of what is to come. All girl lingerie parties can be great fun, kind of like a sleep over when you were a kid, with girls wearing lingerie and the entertainment being tame or torrid.

Shopping for erotic lingerie together ensures that any intimate apparel you buy is sure to delight you both. So much of the time, people buy erotic lingerie that doesn't really bring any zing into the bedroom. While there is nothing wrong with that, it may not result in the woman in his life being happy with the choice. Men need to think before they buy lingerie for the special woman in their lives. This can turn into a riot of fun as girls only may allow all the girls to feel comfortable wearing flirty or provocative lingerie. Keep in mind that this may make some girls uncomfortable, so plan accordingly.

Buying a woman lingerie is not unlike purchasing any gift. Guys have to wear men's lingerie also, such as boxers, wife beaters or pajamas. Finding out he loves corsets, however, tells you one thing sure to bring that wicked gleam to his eye. Consider exactly who it is you are buying this gift for. Is the gift for her, or is is for me. But it is not just taking her feelings into consideration, but knowing her personal taste and attributes as well as her height, weight or favorite colors may be the beginnings of a gift that is not worn or appreciated.  If there was no or very little thought put into the purchase of lingerie, then perhaps it is the thought that counts, and in fact counts for very little. The thought of giving a woman an intimate gift of lingerie that exposes her body and it is the wrong size, too revealing for the womans sense of modesty, or the wrong color can be insulting.

Don't forget to have a digital camera, or a couple of disposable cameras available at all times. Each of you has fantasies that you may not be aware of, and while you may never have considered yourself an erotic costume girl, he may have. The hostess is responsible for taking the pictures in for development and posting them on the net, perhaps at Flickr. Understand her comfort zone, and go beyond it at some risk. The point here is to stretch her comfort zone, but any attempt to violate it will likely do more harm than good. Does she like the assertive lead taker, or is she happy making all her own decisions.

Is it all that difficult. As well, there's nothing worse than finding the perfect outfit, then discovering it's going to arrive 1 week later than the evening you planned to unveil it. There's also the quality concern. No one wants lingerie that's going to reveal you too soon. If you don't know the womans likes and dislikes, ask. Ask her if she would wear the outfit you are looking at in the catalog. Whatever the answer is, you accomplish at least two things.

While shopping for lingerie together, it's important to keep an open mind, though. Forget having to try on 30 different undergarments , just enjoy the show and pick what you like. First are the feelings of the woman. Never lose sight of the fact that you are buying lingerie for a living, breathing, thinking person. It is not like buying a toothbrush, or even a sweater. Lingerie comes with an emotional charge. That is one reason many men buy lingerie. The relaxed atmosphere of one's home, combined with the ability to ask questions and learn all about a product, as well as getting to try on the items on in a very private setting encourages many girls to open their pocketbook. There are no hard and fast rules, so any variation of the two types of lingerie parties should work out just fine. It is, after all intimate apparel, reserved only for the special person in her life.

Look for these benefits from online lingerie stores. Get the information and gather the clues. Find some erotic lingerie you think you'll both love. If you're a little shy, find a nice online store, load up a page of selections, and casually ask him which he likes best. You'll soon find yourself clicking through selections of erotic lingerie as a couple. Somehow get her weight, or at least an educated guess.


Trends that Have Shape Our Style

Hot ladies shorts in bright and vibrant colors have made their way.

hot vibrant colorsColorful chunky jewelry and accessories and big glasses play a major role in adding glamor to your ensemble. It is in the bringing together of different skills you can create a real product that can be showcased. In having a fashion line of 14 outfits you can apply to your local fashion week. This particularly looks good on those who have well toned legs and skin. You may be one of those who walk their own way and dress as they like. Many city night clubs hold fashion shows, find out what night clubs hold fashion shows and contact them as to how you can be apart of an up and coming show. Even though some trends are considered as ludicrous and outdated, many other comebacks with innovative ideas.

The media is very important to fashion and can rightly take credit for the spread of each new style and trend over the world map. Fashion blogs are the newest manner of communicating the newest fashion. Prior to blogs there were fashion web sites, columns in newspapers and magazines, fashion magazines. One of the most famous fashion magazines is Vogue. It will also give you free exposure to the public. When your fashions do sell you can present this to investors who are more than willing to invest in your line, when you prove the existence of a strong demand for your fashions. II. In the 50', 60's 70's television was featured on television shows such as Today and other morning shows.

Modern Style

Women fashion trend has also seen the casual fitted t-shirts paired with denim jeans looking good on women for that cool look. Each season a new designer is launched with his/her own fashion line. The show is sponsored by a well known department store, hair care company, and make-up company. The judges are a model, a fashion magazine editor, a famous designer and a weekly guest. This program watches a group of people who want to become fashion designers go through each stage of the competition. At the end, the three remaining designers compete with a line they put together in a month or two. The winner gets a large check to work at producing his/her own line which will be carried at the major department store.

There is no existence of specific group who declares what is hot fashion trend or not. There is one held in each of the large fashion capitals. This week the biggest fashion houses and designers display their newest designs and styles. It is decent, cool and still looks hot. These weeks occur twice a year for autumn/winter fashions and spring/summer fashions. The first week of women's wear is New York followed by London, Milan and Paris. The men's wear lines are shown in between in Milan.

Another fashion trend that is seen is to be bold and beautiful with some revealing styles. Next, comes the emulation phase, where everyone wants a piece of the trend. cities for several different types of clothing. You can probably find an alphabetical listing online if you want to go to one.

Fashion accessories trends in show the emergence of large accessories. At last, the trend will be soaked in the market, commonly at bit lower cost. Stilettos are out this year.

In the second phase new merchandise is available in bit expensive designer collections. Fashion trends have shown a number of options for mixing and matching and coming up with the right style. It is necessary to be fashion conscious but not necessary to stick to them always.  The basic point of fashion is to be comfortable in what you are wearing.

Reasonably priced fashionable clothing is a double-edged sword that make possible to buy fashionable looks at real-life budgets, at the same time leads to abolish the trend rapidly. However, when the market is completely saturated with a same monotonous trend it loses its appeal.

Generally, most fashion trends last nearly one year, but some trends, usually the acceptable, last much longer.

The key to assume that how long a trend will last depends on from when you bought the collection. If you bought when the knock-off or discounts are going at retail store, then the count for the trend last not more one or two seasons. Fashion industry normally dumps together two seasons together, Spring and Summer, Fall and Winter, which provides you about six months to wear before it seems looks outdated.

 It doesn't signify that you might not get fun in purchasing them.

Purchasing power can keep a trend on oxygen.

The safeguard against rapidly changing fashion trends is to have a clothing line stocked with more traditional looks: T-shirts, jeans, and black dresses.

Shaping the Beauty of Nature

Shopping for exotic lingerie from the privacy of your own home can be a thrill all by itself--and the anticipation of the impending delivery of erotic lingerie can get your libido higher than you might imagine. A few top online lingerie stores offer this kind of shipping. That's a sure way to keep the spice in your sex life for a long time to come! Let's start with something a lot easier. Lingerie!

That's right. If you don't like it, you can send it back. You may end up fanning the flames of desire to keep them burning for a long time to come!

The beauty of the internet shopping is offset slightly by the disadvantage of being unable to try items on. This can be a substantial disadvantage in some cases. I suggest you shop online but beware of a couple of things. Check out their return policy and call them if you have any questions about what can be returned.  Even if your girlfriend is a model, or ought to be, the garment will likely fit differently.

When you sit down to look at lingerie online, use your save a favorite function liberally. Because you are going to need to sit down with your girl to refine the search, and perhaps make a purchase or two. What should you look for when you are searching alone. Here is where the information you have previously gathered comes into play.   Then a baby doll that shows off her stomach will likely make a good fit.

What doesn't work. If she is long wasted ignore the teddies and body stockings. Does she have a large derriere.

Colors to avoid. All colors she doesn't like as well as prints and designs that are risky as they may just not be to her liking. Colors that are safe- black, white, perhaps red. Color and style are risky by their very nature. While she may not have hot pink as a favorite color, a lot of lingerie is made in hot colors for dancers and bedroom attire.

If she is a plus size woman the news is good as more and more manufacturers are making sexy lingerie for curvy girls. Check them out and you'll not only look hot and sexy, you'll have money left over to buy extra lingerie for next time because odds are, after this, there will be many "next times"!   This is a bit of a risk as a 1x is obviously not the same as a 3x.

Caution: One size fits most is not one size fits all. In the past manufacturers labeled these items one size fits all. It doesn't.

 Second order from a site that carries inventory. The vast majority of sites are bedroom enterprises that carry little or no inventory. Third beware of sites that are drop shippers only. While drop shipping is perfectly good, and larger sites utilize some component of drop shipping, drop ship only sites rarely have good product knowledge as they may only ship from one manufacturer, and since they carry no stock cannot develop product knowledge when they do not have inventory to actually pull the product and respond to specific inquiries. Often the only option they have is to call the manufacturer.

When it comes to making the most of a bridal shower lingerie is a great way to make things fun and fancy free.

Bridal Shower And the Lingerie Shower

Whether working with a lingerie shower on your own, remember to incorporate the theme of the party. Many people think that centerpieces have to be lavish and expensive, but the simplest bud vase of flowers, monogrammed with the bride's initials, can make a beautiful statement. The one that has the most correct answers on their list wins a prize. This saves time and money. A simple floral arrangement with a circle of theme related favors sets the table with a beautiful and meaningful touch.

Word Games - you can give everyone a piece of paper and a pencil or pen. At a co-ed bridal shower, the bride and groom have been known to be wrapped up in rolls and rolls of toilet paper resembling their gown and tuxedo respectively. Then, give them five minutes to make as many words from her name as they can. Keeping multiple bridal shower favors on hand to reward guests who participate and/or win a game is a good idea. Today bridal shower games can be downloaded from the internet and easily printed out on your home computer. Personalized games are also available. Personalized gifts or gifts incorporating the showers theme are inexpensive and can be ordered at the same time you order your favors. These gifts are a valuable keepsake of the shower.

Personal Games - it can be fun to give each attendee a clothes pin. Bridal shower favors are often personalized with the name of the bride, or of the bride and groom and the date of the wedding. Then, if one person catches someone saying the chosen word, the person that caught them saying it, takes their clothes pin from them. The favors, which serve as small mementos for each of your party guests, should also fit the theme. Just remember, the favors you choose should be feminine, elegant, and practical lingerie for the bridal shower.

Festive Food and Refreshing Drinks. After the shower is over, it is proper etiquette for the bride to thank her guests, not only for the gifts, but for sharing the day with her.

Be sure to consider taking some photographs for the bride-to-be in here lingerie. For a spring shower, you can serve dainty finger sandwiches, fruits, and delicious tarts. But don't forget this important part of the party. It might be worth considering having someone video-tape the party.

You can have a lot of fun coming up with lingerie bridal shower ideas for your food and drinks, including creating beverages for your guests to sample. Just make sure you have both alcoholic and non-alcoholic choices to please everyone in the crowd. You can serve a fruit-infused punch as well as devise new recipes for cocktails that are both delicious and follow your theme or colors. For a garden party, martinis such as a creamsicle, lemon drop, or any other fruity concoction, for instance, are perfect choices to blend the theme with food and drinks.

At a minimum, circulate a log for everyone in attendance to sign. Be sure to ask them to include their name and address, and let them know that this is for the bride-to-be, so that she has their information readily available for thank you cards. Most people are glad to list their information for her if they are told why they are giving it. To take this a step further, the hostess can purchase thank you cards for the bride-to-be, and give each person in attendance one of the thank you card envelopes to address. This can save the bride-to-be a lot of valuable time as she gets nearer to her wedding day. She can get the thank you cards in the mail quickly, which make the guests feel appreciative. This can be a very thoughtful thing to do for the bride-to-be.

A bridal shower is a fun way for a friends and family to celebrate her, prior to the wedding whether it is an afternoon luncheon party, a spa retreat, or night on the town, the Bridal shower is always a highly anticipated part of the wedding festivities. Though it may take some planning (and coordination with the bride), use inspiration from the bride herself - note her likes, needs, interests, and personality. Be sure to make a list and include all those bridal shower things that you need to think about before having the shower.


Great sense of fashion and style when it comes to intimate wear:

Belle Cose
2036 Polk St
San Francisco, CA
Dollhouse Bettie
1641 Haight St
San Francisco, CA
Alla Prima Fine Lingerie
539 Hayes St
San Francisco, CA
Dark Garden
321 Linden St
San Francisco, CA