How does one revive a vintage style in a way that caters to present-day sensibilities? The trick is to find the balance in an eclectic mix of the modern and the golden all-timers, for a look that is as lovely as it is comfortable. An older, more traditional look doesn’t have to mean too over the top. Just combine a few vintage or vintage-inspired pieces with newer and modern accessories or furniture. You’ll be left with an eclectic vintage look, a step towards having everything you want from different times and eras, leaving a lasting impact on the present. Elegant long-drawn curtains sweeping the floor or old sofas upholstered in an intricately patterned fabric can also be used. The idea is to keep the romance alive with pretty molded tables and chairs. Textures have precedence with time-treasured favorites such as velvet and satin.
classic vintage designs
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You might have traveled far and you might have gained bountiful success, but it’s the simple things that you will long for always. Think about it! The little things, like looking at the sunlight as it filters through the trees in the morning; the heavenly feel of winter sunlight on your skin; the sweet smell of moist earth after the first monsoon drizzle; the flavors and aromas of homemade food; the comfort of lounging around in well worn clothes…
Pleasure of watching monsson drizzle.
Aren’t those things what we really long for? There is something wholesome and comforting about home-cooked food, the kind you eat daily and can even overeat. This is the food that you are close to; there is a pleasure in it that’s coded into your DNA. It’s so soothing that you feel compelled to call hours in advance of reaching home, to have it ready. You can slap it about in any combination you like and even raid the fridge at midnight for second helpings. It’s that simple!
Simple homemade food – looks delicious!
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To make a statement. To make it count. And to create a look that stands out.
home accents – chrome antique bronze chandelier.
Accent pieces can be an eye catcher amidst your regular décor elements,
if you can make the look work. For one, an accent piece does for a space what a tie does for a suit – it completes it, gives it definition and throws the rest of your space in beautiful relief so that anyone who walks in can enjoy all of it without missing anything out.The whole point of an accent piece is to make it stand out and create drama in the space. By that, you could interpret it as contrast, variant or the complete opposite of the general scheme of things in your room. As long as you focus on the ‘making it stand out’ bit, you’ll do fine.
Some of our favorite and never-failing accent pieces
Ottomans and chaise longues
Mirrors and mirror-finished furniture
Chandeliers and dramatic floor lights
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dress well, not shabby
Accessories are on the top of the list for men as well. Specially, gear for your waist, feet, wrist and head. Don’t make the mistake of wearing pants without a belt; once you leave university, there is no excuse for this fashion faux pas. Shoes are the crowning glory of any outfit, and it’s imperative that they match your belt as well as possible. Try to have a variety of styles and colors, with at least one pair in an uncommon hue such as red, blue or green ( and make sure you wear it well). The key is finding and wearing what suits your body and face, an choosing the right accessories to enhance quality clothing. When combined with impeccable personal hygiene and a modest grooming routine, a smart wardrobe can help you inch closer to ring a poor lady’s Bond 🙂
A timepiece will further enhance your look, especially when paired with a suit and in a corporate or boardroom environment. Quality watches command respect. Top it off with a hat appropriate for the Continue reading “Grooming Essentials” »
Trendy and snazzy
Roses are red, Violets are blue and these are a few of my favourite things…..rings a bell? Ofcourse it does 🙂 Accessories, the most happening throught out the fashion globe and they are getting bigger and better as we breathe. Clutches, Shades and Jewellery not in any order have become so close to women, that no outfit is complete without them. Basic clothing with chic accessories can completey re-vamp your look from a girl next door to a fashion diva.
“Accessories are important and are becoming more and more important every day. They can completely change the look of an outfit, and men and women like the idea of having a wardrobe thats versatile. For instance, a trendy pair of sunglasses can complement any outfit” – Giorgio Armani
Cluthches are designed to help women hold their necessities like phone, credit cards and lip gloss for a daytime event or an evening out. From art auctions to birthday bashes, there is no end in spotting women with clutches.They are preferred to be worn on any outfit and can look snazzy when carried in one hand. Some of them have detachable chains or straps so they can be worn on the shoulder.They come in different shapes and sizes. Whether it’s a box shaped or triangular, satin smooth or covered in beads and sequins, these small accessories are available in a various different styles and personalize any outfit by adding the right amount of glam. My picks would be a Botegga Knot and snake skin Chanel. For all the teeny boppers, who are still in school and cant afford the big labels can stick to Vince Camuto or Ivanka Trump for their designs.
Shades n Style !
Sunglasses come in all kinds of shapes and colors. Tinted shades are what’s hot this season, but so are aviators, wayfarers, rimless shades, oversized frames,tea shades and plenty of other styles. You can get as hip as you can Continue reading “Girls best friends!” »