Garment Bags

Current bag designs are made in a wide variety of garment items including – garment bag backpacks for clothing and laptop storage; for easier security checking; storage; rolling; plastic; wheeled; carry-on, front panel garment carrier, luggage; and clothing garment bags. The bags with zipper pockets are excellent when traveling for more than one day – requiring lesser luggage on a trip.

Each type of  bag has its own specifics and qualifications. The wheeled and rolling garment bags have inline skate wheels with leather telescopic handles for easier transporting, along with a ten year manufacturer warranty. Front panel garment carriers are made from rugged 1500 denier polyester at an affordable price.

You can go all out with a unique polyester design that stands out in a crowd with its mesh pockets, those which become airline size when folded, full interior linings, adjustable shoulder straps with a three year limited manufacturer warranty. A quality lightweight 45-inch  bag features nonslip rubberized shoulder pads with adjustable/removal shoulder straps – made from 1200 denier polyester with EVA reinforcement.

With so many types of garment storage bags available to the public, the best way for you to shop for them is through online shopping. The fabrics and materials are different in each bag: the colors are unique to each bag company; the quality of the bag; and the varying denier count. Checking out assorted bags through the different websites can result in saving you money through online sales and discounts, free shipping, a better quality bags than what can be purchases locally, and personal reviews of previous buyers.

Shopping online for garment bags on an international basis will help you find extraordinary designs and affordable prices while staying home at the same time. How many women can say, “I shall shop in Paris today for my garment bag,” while never leaving their home?

Having a decent luggage set with a garment bag has become a priceless asset with over half the world traveling somewhere all the time. They are convenient for leisurely travels, emergency family situations, or moving due to career changes.

Sexy Halloween Costumes

Some of the most popular adult costumes are Nurse Costumes. They usually cut the hemline way shorter and add petticoats to add to the kitsch factor of these costumes. Some of them come with really low cut necklines but there are others that have flowing lab coats included so that you do not feel too exposed or drafty. Some of these costumes come with pink fishnets and really, what can be more fun than that? Another example of sexy Halloween costumes are the ones that are of sexy vampires and policewomen. Now these vampire and policewomen costumes are hot but they usually give you the option of not showing too much skin although they do tend to be skin tight. Sexy vampire costumes come with capes that you can use to cover up if you feel just a tad bit cold. But if you want a flirtatious Halloween costume that was made for the cold then you can go online and look for Eskimo outfits. Think of a short and form fitting cape with a hood trimmed in faux fur. This is one of the most popular hot Halloween costume ideas that you can find.

If you are into sci-fi do you know that you can also find sexy Halloween costumes that are based on the most iconic sci-fi movies of all time? If you like Star Wars then you can find some skin-tight R2D2 inspired Halloween costumes. You may even dress up as a sexier C3PO if you like the flash of gold. If you are a history buff then why not go for a flirtatious Victorian era gown complete with a bustier? Why not try to don a sexy gladiator costume complete with the helmet and the shield? You can always use the shield to cover up if you think you are too exposed as well. If you do not want to spend money on costumes then you can go as the good old cat burglar and just wear a skin tight black turtleneck with some skin tight black leggings and black trainers and you should be sexy and ready to go. But if you do not mind spending money then you can get great deals on these sexy costumes online.

Rolling Duffle Bags

Designed with a drawstring at the top to hold the bag shut, it is made of the original canvas but other materials have come into the picture over the years. Today the name duffel bag has become an open term, used to describe any cylinder shaped bag made from a heavy material that is similar to the duffel bag.

If you are an outdoor person, you will find it easy to pack your belongings in one of the sturdy duffel bags. In recent years, the purpose of the duffle bag has been expanded to luggage or carrying sports equipment. This is when the wheeled or rolling duffel bags started to become popular. However, its purpose in the military has always remained the same, with duffel-carrying military men referred to as “ditty bags’ or seabags.

Like surfboard travel bags, once you begin shopping online, you will find a huge assortment of duffle bag styles you never knew existed. Different types can be found including; rolling, expandable, carry-on, upright and lightweight bags just to name a few.

When you think of a duffle bag, the average person thinks of army green at the start. We associate it with its history. But once you begin shopping online, the world opens up to a rainbow of colors and designs that you’ll fall in love with.

Army green has grown up – transformed to brilliant colors of carrel, dark lavender, navy, black, kelly green, hot pink and royal blue. With materials of 1200 denier polyester fabrics, this bag has recessed in-line skate metal ball bearing wheel systems that makes life easy. Available in eight-inch and 21-inch rolling bags, newer products can be easily found online with even more colors, materials, and designs.

There are many advantages when looking for the rolling duffel bag with online shopping. Probably one of the biggest ones is the wide variety of products that are always available no matter when you turn the computer on.

You can shop at 2 am or right after lunch, during the week or weekends, and anywhere there is a computer available – even the public library as long as you have a library card. Extremely flexible with the flick of a switch, sales and discounts can be found through some of the fastest search engines we have seen in a long time.

Taking Care of Woolens

Before washing the woolens, it is important to read what is written on the print slip of the sweater or garment; that is, whether it is to be hand-washed, machine washed or needs to be dry cleaned. In case of dry cleaning, simply find a professional dry cleaner to handle it for you. However, in the case of machine and hand washing, be careful not to damage the fabric.

Machine washing

With machine washing, choose soft cleaning options and shorter cycles and also set the water temperature at low. Add the liquid or powdered detergent specifically for the woolens and mix it thoroughly before adding the garments. Make it a point to flip the clothes inside out before dipping them in the washer. Run shorter cycles and then tumble dry them in the dryer (if permitted). Make sure to dry them in the shade and do not hang them vertically to avoid misshapen woolens.

Hand washing

If hand washing, make sure there is no added force to remove the grime. The brute force used can lead to damage of the woolens and the fibers that can make them rough and scratchy over time. Fill the bucket and use warm water and liquid detergent for washing. Soak the woolens for a few minutes and then gently rub and squeeze them before rinsing them with water. Rinse the clothes once or twice with cold water to remove the soap and then squeeze the water out of them. Dry them horizontally and in the shade as well to avoid damaging the woolens by the harsh sunlight.

Ironing and storing

Not all woolens can be ironed so read the label before choosing to do so. If they can be ironed, then set the iron temperature at a woolen favorable setting. Lay the woolen down and put a thin cloth over it to add some protection for the fiber. Gently iron the garment without being too heavy on it. After ironing, fold the woolens loosely and make sure not to hang them with other clothes. Lay them on the shelf and add moth balls to avoid any damage from insects. Do not restrict air from passing or it will make the woolens smelly over time.

Cosmetic Bag

DO

  • Keep with your own style. Get a cosmetic bag similar in design to the purses or bags you currently use. A cosmetic bag is a woman’s ultimate accessory and needs to fit with your entire wardrobe, or a good majority of it, not just what you are wearing at the time when picking out your cosmetic bag at the store.
  • Size matters. If you already have a purse, get a cosmetic bag that is small, portable and can practically fit anywhere. Professional make-up artists and extremely fashion-minded women may need to pick size over style. The Allison Barrett Cosmetic Bag and Bloom Cosmetic Bag are brands that have enough room for most of your cosmetic items.
  • Get functional with special compartments. If the cosmetic bag you choose is equipped with compartments, it will be easier for you to store brushes, concealers and other tidbits orderly and shipshape. Inspect the bag for special compartments – these are usually tough and will keep your things from getting damaged.
  • Make a statement. Cosmetic bags let you travel in style since you can choose an array of designs, sizes and colors. Nylon bags are more popular because it is custom-made with three different appealing designs. You don’t want to be seen with a dingy old purse, would you?

DON’T

  • Overpay! You can buy a small cosmetic bag from $5.00 to $10.00 or designer bags that may cost up to a searing $100.00 or more. Some bags come free if you buy a whole set of make-up.
  • Choose style over durability. Cosmetic bags need to be strong and sturdy especially when traveling. Durable types of bags include Europe/U.S. size Conversation and the Wisteria Cosmetic Bag, which is known for its water-resistant lining and vintage feel.
  • Underestimate black. If you don’t have the time to take care of your bag, pick one that is easy to clean to make its shelf life last longer.
  • Put everything in your bag. Choose what things are essential to you. You don’t have to bring a hundred pounds of make-up when going to a party, to work, a girlfriend’s pajama party, or even traveling. Bring the basics – like a tube of lipstick, mirror, blush, a brush, foundation or powder, eye shadow, eye liner and mascara.

Here’s a list of essentials every woman should have in their cosmetic bag.

  • A tube of lipstick. It can serve as a blush on too that can make you look fabulous in seconds. If you still have space, throw in a lip gloss for that extra shine.
  • A mirror, preferably flat and compact for your cosmetic bag. Double sided mirrors are available for $3.00 to $5.00. Its hard to apply make-up without seeing your face right?
  • A set of brushes. These are always important for touch-ups. You can buy a complete kit filled with miniaturized brushes that costs anywhere from $5.00 to $10.00. Of course, it is mandatory that you bring eyeshadow palette that you use regularly – buy one with all the colors that you trust. Don’t buy one that you haven’t even tested on your skin. Mascara and eyeliners are also indispensable for those occasional touch-ups.
  • Blush. Bringing this along might be quite tricky because most of them come in big sizes. Choose one that is light, flat and compact. This is a basic element for that natural-looking healthy glow.

Bold Bracelets

Sports Bracelets

Made of simple and inexpensive silicone rubber, sports (or gel) bracelets are probably the world’s most wore type of bracelet. One particularly popular model is the Yellow Livestrong wristband that was introduced in 2003 and has now sold around 100 million units. The appeal of these basic, unadorned bracelets is that they can be worn by either men or women, at work or at play. It also doesn’t hurt that they only cost around a dollar or two each.

Tennis Bracelets

Thin in-line bracelets with diamonds got their popular nickname when Tennis champion Chris Evert broke her elegant accessory during an important game. The match was suspected for several minutes while the athlete recovered her scattered diamonds. Tennis bracelets have been a popular article of jewelry ever since. Because they are glamorous and often expensive, they are typically only worn to formal occasions, such as operas, balls, and upscale cocktail parties. A genuine diamond tennis bracelet can cost several, even tens of thousands of dollar. But there are far more economical options. Tennis bracelets that include cubic zirconias or simulated diamonds can be found for only a few hundred dollars.

Charm Bracelets

One of the oldest articles of jewelry, charm bracelets have been around for thousands of years. They Ancient Egyptians used them to ward off evil spirits and to give them a leg up in the afterlife. According to legend, charm bracelets served as a form of identification after death, and if a good man was buried with them, the Gods would reward him once they recognized him. Modern charm bracelets are worn almost exclusively by women. Many girls get them as a birthday or holiday present and then receive the charms on other special occasions. Popular charms include numbers, symbols and animals. They are often highly personal and can easily be attached to the bracelet.

Bangles

Typically made of metal and in solid form, bangles are often worn in groups, since they make a pleasant sound when they clink together. In some foreign countries, particularly in India, women wear bangles that are made of glass and sound like wind chimes when they clash. These accessories can be worn on the hands or on the ankles and are extremely popular with young children, since their constant movement causes constant sound.

Beaded Bracelets

Made of plastic, wood, metal or glass beads, these bracelets are extremely popular with women all over the world. Not only are they fashionable and versatile, they are also affordable. Many people who practice jewelry making as a hobby design and make their own beaded bracelets. They can then either keep them or give them away; some folks even sell them!

G-Star Jeans

Earmarked as the ‘thing to have’ among many fashion conscious individuals, G-Star Jeans proclaim to offer supreme quality and unique style within every garment. Word of mouth is everything in the fashion industry and no amount of marketing can maintain demand if customer brand perception is lost. This represents a delicate challenge for global fashion brands as they grow.

Rather than follow regular means of advertising such as television, the brand look to preserve market perception through carefully planned associations. These have included endorsements from actress Gemma Arterton and chess player Magnus Carlsen. Question marks do remain however on brand saturation with product available in a large store portfolio including UK fashion chain Republic.

Various styles and finishes are used within the Danish brand’s products, giving the label the ability to respond to changes within High Street fashion. Stores are offered a large selection of jeans to choose from and the company offer stock replenishment to create maximum profit from winning lines.

Competing in the tough fashion industry of today, many other brands are producing similar styles featuring fitted denim. This brings in the element of competitive pricing and quality of garments. With vast experience of changes in trends it seems G-Star are able to focus on quality of design to drive sales. A key ingredient here is the ability to retain customers trust that they are purchasing the latest look.

Further profile is achieved through detailed branding and unique promotional campaigns to keep G-Star moving in the right direction as the organisation continues to grow. With the inclusion of branded buttons and zips, the widely available denim is more likely to justify the hefty price tag in the eyes of the customer.

The G-Star brand has demonstrated good adaptation to changes within fashion on the High Street by releasing their own range of trousers to combat the chino revolution responsible for challenging the domination of denim. Although this move away from jeans is unlikely to last, it does demonstrate the necessary flexibility of the company to follow fashion trends.

When compared to rival brands such as Diesel and Replay, G-Star have chosen a more varied store portfolio, happy to be seen in stores with a lower profile and wider audience. An example of this is the recent move to deal with young fashion chain Bank, who has over sixty stores in the UK. Will such moves result in growth or a loss of image and a decline in turnover? Only time will answer this question and will no doubt prove pivotal to the future of the brand.

Slipper Socks

If you are a sports person who loves to ski, the first thing you would like to feel when you come home and pull your boots off is warmth for your feet. You may sit in front of the hearth covered in warm clothes with your feet exposed to the fireplace. This will give you temporary comfort. You might burrow deep into your bed’s covers and try keeping your feet war; but, that will do no good either. Your feet will still feel cold. It won’t be soon before your feet start feeling the warmth that is generated within the covers by your body. Once again, slipper socks can help – instantly!

So, since we’ve mentioned the ability of these slipper/socks to keep feet warm almost instantaneously, wouldn’t it be great to find out what they really are? They are actually a hybrid of slippers and socks. The sole feels like slippers while the rest of the product feels like socks. These are normally made from thick wool or high-quality fleece. The sole is made from durable, soft synthetic suede. They are also fitted with good grip so you will not slip easily. Some soles have leather sidewalls. These slippers can easily resemble boots, but not in weight. They are extremely lightweight, easy-to-wear, and comfortable. You can wear them comfortably both indoors and outdoors (at least to pick up your mail from the box on a cold snowy day).

Woolrich products feature 8-mm memory foam soles (footbeds) that act as cushions for tired feet. The material is soft fleece with lining.

Another manufacturer who creates wonderful thermal socks is FootSmart. Their products are made from organic wool that is naturally insulating. The soles are treaded to be 100% skid-resistant on any flooring.

No research for such thermal footwear is complete without mentioning ACORN. Many of their products feature ribbed wool blend material that won’t clip off your feet. Memory foam forms the mid sole for utmost comfort with each step. The sidewalls and soles are made of leather and suede.

Diesel Watches

Company Origins

Diesel’s story goes back to 1978 when the company was founded by Renzo Rosso in Italy. At this point, Diesel watches had not come into existence, and the company instead focused on clothing.

At first, Diesel remained a fairly small and unknown brand, at least on a global scale. It is hard to imagine that seeing as now it is one of the biggest fashion brands in the world, but for over a decade this was how it remained. In fact, the Diesel brand only began to start to get international recognition in the early 1990s.

Marketing Strategy

The company’s international marketing strategy was formed in 1991, and you could say that this was the year that things really started to change for the company and it began to build a reputation whereby Diesel watches are now known all around the world.

Five years later, Diesel opened its first premium store in New York on Lexington Avenue. At the same time, Diesel was beginning to see some much larger sales in America, and the company brand was really starting to take off across the world.

Focus on Youthful Image

Diesel has always focused on targeting its products towards a younger, trendier audience. This is also true of Diesel watches, which accompany the clothing line and are sold as lifestyle products.

One of the main figures responsible for this successful strategy is Wilbert Das who joined the company in 1988. He overseas all creative decisions, including its licensed collections consisting of jewellery and Diesel watches.

Continuing to Innovate

Diesel has proved itself to be an innovative and stylish brand, and Diesel watches are now popular all around the world for their style and quality. After proving itself over two decades to be a genuine innovator, we can expect the company to go on creating ever-more exciting watch models and other apparel for many years to come.

Bandanas

Bandanas are considered one of the most versatile pieces in fashion, because of their large size and availability of different patterns and colors; they have every purpose in fashion. You may use a bandana in numerous ways. First, it can be used as a headband. All you have to do is fold it until you get the desired headband thickness and you’re ready to go. You can also use a bandana as a protective cloth and wrap it around your head, to guard you against the sun and damaging UV rays.

Many sports fans use bandanas of their favorite sports team and wrap them around their heads. Some people also use them as a neckerchief. Women also sometimes use a bandana as a tube top or as a bikini top. You may also use it as an arm band or a sweat band. Bandanas may also be used as fashion accessories and just tie them around your wrist as a bracelet or tie them with your bags to work as an accent. Your hair may also use the bandana magic; you may use the bandana to act as a hair accessory just by tying it to your hair.

They are very useful and you may have it in all the colors that you want. You may also buy a customized bandana in the market to go with your style. It is very practical and recommended to have at least a bandana in your closet, but it is better if you have them in all your favorite colors and patterns. It is one of the fashion pieces which never get out of style.

They also make a good back up in case of fashion emergencies like in times when you need a headband to go with your outfit. You can simply pick out a customised bandana with the right color from your closet and you’re good to go. It is not only limited to fashion issues though, you may also use one in case you feel cold, you may use it as a scarf or a neckerchief.

Bandanas have a lot of uses; they are very versatile and convenient to have. The next time you go out, make sure that you bring a bandana just in case! You never know, it may come in very handy.