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Offline Laurentia

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The Fashion Thread
« on: November 11, 2006, 10:20:36 AM »
Hi and welcome to the Fashion Thread - a place for everyone to discuss clothes, but also hair, accessories, shoes, and make-up. Whether you're a fashionista who likes to post pictures of and discuss haute couture, or you're the clueless jeans-and-t-shirt type who's been invited to a wedding and are panicking over what to wear, this is the place for you. Have fun!
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Re: The Fashion Thread
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2006, 06:40:30 PM »
laurentia, thanks for setting the thread up ! i still have to find my partner-in-crime, zudos, i hope he'll find a bit of time to assist me here (we need a male voice as well !), but then i'd say - let's get started !

what about a couple of pics from the latest fashion trends that i really love ?


oversized pullovers with horizontal stripes (and a belt!):

 


bermudas and 3/4 long pants:

 


when the skinny jeans came back in fashion, i thought "please, no more 80ties", but they are actually cool:

 

pencil skirts are soooo elegant and glamourous and colourwise, gold is really hot:

    


and the best combination of this season: oversized striped pullovers with skinny jeans:  :) :)

 
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Re: The Fashion Thread
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2006, 08:11:49 PM »
OK - my two cents - it seems we are still in the era of the artificially lowered waist line -- martina or laurentia or anyone, please comment.

The waist line is lowered to the hips, and god forbid any belt or anything at the actual waist line.  This is even true in bathing suits, so that young and beautiful women lower the waist line to nearly the butt crack (or beyond) but to compensate ( and accentuate the lowered waist line) will actually wear a skirt on the bikini to "lower" the effect.

Perhaps this will change by next summer. 

Meanwhile, please bring on the long-ish tops, I am looking for them.

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Re: The Fashion Thread
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2006, 11:57:47 PM »
Am I ever happy to see this thread!

I am a metrosexual and I love shopping.  :)

Guys need good grooming.  Guys need to wear name brands.

The present cologne that I am wearing is "Desire" by Dunhill.

My favorite designer in men's clothing is Michael Kors.  I have a couple of his shirts and I own a fantastic sweater of his.

Claiborne puts out fabulous attire for men.  I own several Claiborne shirts and slacks.




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Re: The Fashion Thread
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2006, 03:48:58 AM »
I like the horizontal stripes as well! I bought a striped wool sweater last week, in different shades of green. But why do all the women's sweaters have to have v-necks this autumn? They make me look like crap (no shoulders, no tits, but lots of belly), and they're also less warm than round necks, so it's the men's department for me on that front now. Men get a lot of really nice sweaters!

I have to admit I've been rather fond of the 80's even since they ended...a childhood thing, I think! But why do the leggings have to come back???  :o  (OK, they're comfy...)
Narrow jeans are nice, but - this might be a local trend - I often see teens wearing jeans that are very tight in the legs but baggy around the butt, which is so not attractive. I know they do it on purpose, there's a special Swedish jeans brand that specialises in that "fit".

About the low waist line, I think it looks good on the right person, but not on all the teen girls who wear trousers so tight that they push up a sort of pillow above said waistline, the spare material from the hip region. Then they can't find any tops long enough to cover it, since there's only been short tops around for years...and living in a country that's cold and snowy in the winter, seeing all those girls in low jeans, a waist-lenght down jacket, and four inches of bare skin exposed to the elements between them is almost painful. I welcome the longer tops, too!

Casper, do you have any pictures of your favourite designers' works? I've never heard of any of them (as you might be able to tell from my post, fashion is mostly a source of rants for me... :D)
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Re: The Fashion Thread
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2006, 06:01:13 AM »
OK Laurentia, I DO have a wedding to go to in December.  I've lost a lot of weight so most of me is OK, but after 2 C sections, the tummy, not so good.  I love empire waist dresses and have been searching high and low in stores and online and I'm having trouble finding something that is not $300 or more.  Any website suggestions for dresses?

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Re: The Fashion Thread
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2006, 06:31:55 AM »
i do like the 80ties jeans,but don`t like all the rest martina has posted.

i hardly ever go dressed by the latest fashion,but do think got my own style.i like a bit of special clothes,based on indian or gypsy look.
i really loved this coat i bought recently



and this jeans



i am on benefit,so ususally only buy when it`s sale,but then still can get some nice stuff

as for parfume,i`ve got only one brand and thats poison from dior.has been that way since my first girlfriend introduced it to me,really love the scent of that one.
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Re: The Fashion Thread
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2006, 07:24:15 AM »
OK Laurentia, I DO have a wedding to go to in December.  I've lost a lot of weight so most of me is OK, but after 2 C sections, the tummy, not so good.  I love empire waist dresses and have been searching high and low in stores and online and I'm having trouble finding something that is not $300 or more.  Any website suggestions for dresses?

here's two links that i found. ,most of the dresses are below $300.

http://bizrate.lycos.com/womensdresses/products__keyword--empire+style+dresses.html
http://www.nextag.com/dress-empire-style/search-html

if you want to do some more research, i uesd google with the search words "empire style" + "dress" !

let us know if you found something, we'd love to see pictures !  :)
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Re: The Fashion Thread
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2006, 07:26:17 AM »
conny, the coat and the jeans are great ! i have a very similar coat, mine is purple. those coats are great, they are evergreens, just always in fashion.
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Re: The Fashion Thread
« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2006, 07:59:18 AM »
laurentia, i agree with you, v-necks can be a pain when it's cold and all you want to do is wear a turtleneck, preferably one that covers your whole head because then it would be REALLY warm  :D.
if you're afraid to look too flat-chested with a v-neck, and to make it warmer, why don't you wear it with a shirt underneath ? i remembered having seen a combination i really liked in the devil wears prada, took me a while to find a pic, but here they are:

 

the shirt collar adds "volumen". an ultra-long necklace looks look nice with this and takes the "nice girl" look away...



the waistline question: there's two ways right now. first, for jeans and pants, there is still a very low waistline (which has to be treated carefully - nothing worse than half the behind coming out in the back and a belly hanging over it in the front, urgh ! especially teenage girls seem to have troubles with that....). the other trend is, as you can see in the first 2 photos i posted, a broad belt worn right at the actual waist. so many different styles, which is really handy, because everybody can find something that will fit her/ him with this big offer !  ;)
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Re: The Fashion Thread
« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2006, 09:57:13 AM »
conny, the coat and the jeans are great ! i have a very similar coat, mine is purple. those coats are great, they are evergreens, just always in fashion.

oh wow purple,favorate colpur of mine
picture please  ;)
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Re: The Fashion Thread
« Reply #11 on: November 12, 2006, 10:09:40 AM »
conny, the coat and the jeans are great ! i have a very similar coat, mine is purple. those coats are great, they are evergreens, just always in fashion.

oh wow purple,favorate colpur of mine
picture please  ;)

your wish is my command  :)



i wear lots of purple and violet, the colour has kind of accumulated in my wardrobe  ;) this coat is sooooo nice and warm. i have it for ages already and i LOVE it !
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Re: The Fashion Thread
« Reply #12 on: November 12, 2006, 10:13:16 AM »
beautiful!!
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Re: The Fashion Thread
« Reply #13 on: November 12, 2006, 11:15:26 AM »
i designed a handbag last week and finally finished sewing it today. i thought i'd share the pic with you:



the material is black corduroy, inside it has about a million compartments - just enough to store everything so it doesn't get disorganized  :D :D
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Re: The Fashion Thread
« Reply #14 on: November 12, 2006, 04:57:52 PM »
Love the purse!  I can't believe how talented you are to have designed it and made it!  Kudos!