How the 70s Shaped the Fashion World

I admit it, I am an avid fan of the world of seventies fashion and costumes. I love the ostentatiousness of this era, and its blatant disregard for subtlety or elegance. Which decade can lay claim to flared trousers, concord collars and ‘big’ curly hair? And which decade gave birth to disco music, and disco fashion? Why the 70’s of course!

It’s my argument that the 1970s gave birth to the modern fashion world! Indeed, you only have to look to the catwalks and the world of Haute Couture to realise that the trend towards theatricality in fashion has its roots in the 70s. Look at designers like Vivienne Westwood, and you’ll see an extreme aesthetic born of the 1970s punk era. And there are countless other designers that also take their inspiration from this period.

But just what is it about the fashions of this era that proves so appealing to people? First of all I would say that it’s the sense of boldness and confidence. Flared trousers are a great example of this. Are they practical or sensible? No. Do they look elegant in the traditional sense? No again. But do they make you smile and make an impact? Yes!

Look at TV programmes such as ‘Starsky and Hutch’ and you will witness a range of clothes that will make your eyes pop. The main characters sport thick jumpers with patterned designs. Strangely enough these kinds of jumpers are fashionable once more! These guys also permed their hair and wore big ‘over the top’ sunglasses. Subtle they were not, but man did they look cool!

Another totally cool character from the world of Starsky and Hutch was the totally brilliant ‘Huggy Bear’. As well as bearing one of the best names of any character in television he also helped to form the ‘pimp’ look. This included one piece ‘leopard skin’ suits, canes, wide brimmed hats and of course the obligatory ‘big’ sunglasses. Hip Hop artists in recent years have helped to bring this look back to the forefront of popular culture and fashion.

Of course one of the most extreme fashions from the 1970s was punk. This was born of the punk rocker music movement, and it embodied the sense of anger and disenfranchisement of the youth of that era, particularly in the UK. Bands like The Sex Pistols helped to rock the very foundations of the political and cultural world and also changed the face of fashion. Tight denim, Mohawks and bovver boots were the order of the day, and this stripped down but rebellious aesthetic helped symbolise the energy and anger of these young men and women. And whilst the punk movement isn’t with us now in the strictest sense, it has helped to influence countless bands of the 90s and beyond, such as Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and the Foo Fighters.

Of course the movement that helped define the 70s the most was Disco. Films such as ‘Saturday Night Fever’ helped to popularise disco music and its fashions. Who can forget the way that John Travolta looked in that white suit and black shirt, and of course, his big hair and gold medallion. Indeed when most people dress in 70s costumes it is this look that they try to emulate most.

I hope this brief journey through the world of the 1970s has helped to convince you just how influential this era was in terms of defining our modern attitude to fashion and style. As far as I’m concerned even now the 1970s rule!

Sneakers Rule the Fashion World

From the fifties black high tops to Air Jordan’s to today’s bold and ambitious designs, sneakers have been a part of the fashion world for longer than you might think. Today’s fashion sneakers bear little resemblance to their early predecessors but their popularity remains undiminished.

The first rubber soled shoes, not yet known as sneakers, made their appearance in the 1800’s. By the 1890’s Goodyear, just a rubber shoe company at the time, began making rubber and canvas shoes. The shoes went by a variety of names until they settled on Keds. It was actually Keds, once they became mass produced in 1917 that became known as sneakers. The moniker was bestowed by Henry Nelson McKinney, an advertising agent for N.W. Ayer & Son who noted that the shoes were quiet, making not a sound no matter what surface they came in contact with.

Keds that were among the first sneakers to actually be chosen for fashion reasons. Back in the 1980s and 1990s, Keds were often worn with socks and leg warmers and became part of many cheerleading ensembles. As the popularity of Keds increased, other shoe manufacturers jumped on the band wagon. As far back as the 1960s, Pro Keds used for professional sports were popular with athletes. Today, the vintage fashion movement has made them popular again.

Today, Keds and many other manufacturers focus on individual style. Pairing clothing with fashion sneakers creates a total package for the person who wants to be appreciated for his or her style. Canvas tops, wedges and even personalized shoes can make so much more a fashion statement than the sneakers of years gone by.

Converse, Adidas and Nike all have had their moment in sun as fashion icons in the world of sneakers. As shoe manufacturers began to see the power their products had, they strove to create ever-changing designs, styles and looks that would appeal to broader consumer base. Now there is something available for every individual regardless of their age, tastes and budget constraints.

And sneakers aren’t just for wearing with your jeans anymore. If you think I’m kidding, perhaps you haven’t tuned in to music over the last few years. More than a few songs have been written about sneakers or at least feature them prominently. The popularity of wearing sneakers with everything has such appeal; the idea has even been immortalized in the popular song “La La Land Machine” by Demi Lovato. While she croons about wearing her Converse with her dresses, any sneakers in any color will do just as well.

The point, as sneakerheads know is that fashion doesn’t make the sneaker. Sneakers make the fashion.

Personal Website is Necessary For Models to Get Exposure in Fashion World

Now a day, there is a tough competition in fashion industries for male and female models who wants to make their career in modeling. Aspiring models who has enough talent and beautiful face are still not getting much more exposure because of so many reason.

Some of them are

1) They are not getting much more peoples attention or get limited attention which will bound their progress

2) They are keeping modeling as a part time business which does not attract modeling agency and talent agency

3) They do not bother regarding their online presence through making their modeling website or modeling portfolio.

In today’s world, male and female models small mistake or quite laziness throws out from fashion worlds. It’s a nature of people who always want new face in front of them but for models, it’s a creating lot of competition for them. So the question is how can they get more popularity and people’s attention? The answer is that they need to give much more important on their online presence. Ideal suggestion is that they needs to develop their own personalize website or make their online modeling portfolio. Both have significant difference in terms of advantage and disadvantage.

Why models required personalize website rather then modeling profile on other models site?

1) You can advertise your name through your personalize domain name. How sweet to remember your website address if it’s likes [http://www.yourname.com!]

2) Having your website, you will get your own control over your web page and profile. You do not need to stick or follow others guideline. You will decide which matter you want to highlight and which not.

3) You do not required to pay monthly paid membership charge to modeling website which is recurring regularly. Once you stop paying, your profile will not display on the site. So all your previous investment will lose.

4) You will get rid of useless banner advertisement and Google ad sense from your profile pages. Now it will on your own control. What to show on your website is 100% in your control. So your portfolio gets more proper presentation to casting agency and modeling agency.

5) Casting agency or modeling agency can easily contact you because they do not have to pay anyone else to contact you. They can contact you on our own personalize email address or from your own websites’ feedback form.

There are so many website design and development companies have their specialization in models website development. If models are thinking that it’s a costly to spent money for website development then they are making big mistake. It’s not an expense but it’s an investment which is creating your online identity

GHD Hair Dressing Tool In The Current Fashion World

Now a days in the changing fashion world we can achieve a lot of hair dressing tools. The manufactures of the hair dressing products are more conscious in giving variety in usage, for the betterment of their product. In this era of fashion people like different types of hair style, like straight with curly hair. The producers of the hair dressing tools have to present an item to meet the demands of the customers. Instead of a specialized tool, people prefer a flexible styling option. Hair straightening tool is an example. It is not only a tool for straightening the hair but also a tool for some styling like curling, flipping and crimping. People never buy two products such as hair straightening iron and curling iron if they get the both option in one product.

GHD flat iron hair straightener is such an enhanced product. It gives the flexibility of styling, as they can be used for straightening, curling, flipping and crimping. With the support of better technology and features, it incorporates a lot of amazing features. The ceramic heating technology is used in GHD hair straightener. It helps in removing cuticles and the natural moisture in hair remains locked. As the result hair gets smoother and shiny. It is a less electricity consumption product as it is heating up faster. Auto power cut is another technology that also helps in lesser consumption of the electricity. The auto power adjustment technology is another option that is used in the GHD iron. This technology prevents the damage of the hair as the iron gets overheated. GHD hair dressing tool is a user friendly tool. It can meet all your needs. So before going to get a hair dressing tool, GHD flat iron can be your first choice. Remember there is no better choice than GHD