Archive | March 2016

Why Silk Sarees Are the Most Expensive in the World

images (32)The Wonder of Indian Silk
Today, pure silk is still the most adored, revered and precious fabric in the world, owing to its natural sheen and lustre. Like gold, pure silk enjoys its status symbol, defining luxury, class, tradition and sophistication with clothing. It is easily woven, blended, dyed and embroidered, making it ideal for designing Indian clothes, especially the magnificent saree. It is no wonder that India manufactures so much silk, and it is also the world’s biggest consumer of silk!

Although modern sarees come in many varieties, the most exclusive ones in the world are still fabricated out of silk. Each saree is a work of art that is treasured for lifetime and sometimes handed down by the generations.

Wedding Sarees – for tradition
Even the modern bride wants to be enveloped in tradition on her big day. Benarasis or kanjeevarams are the best choice for wedding and festive occasions as they are crafted out of the purest silk, embellished with heavy golden zari work.

Handloom Sarees – for grace
Saree-lovers find the graceful, classy handloom sarees made of silk perfect to wear at festivals and family gatherings. These are steeped in tradition, and they represent an industry that has clothed women and men for centuries, even before clothes were fashionable. Although modern handloom sarees are trendsetters, the ancient weaving techniques and the designs remain the same. Thus, India has an endless variety of handspun yarn with a variety of texture, colour and feel.

Modern Sarees – affordable fashion
Modern Indian women want to look fashionable yet traditional, so the modern silk fabrics have reduced the craze for pure silk fabric. These have recently become the hottest selling fabrics on the Internet since they are easy to maintain and they cost less. Art silk sarees may be synthetic but they emulate the real thing quite well! They can also be easily embroidered, dyed and cared for. Silk cotton varieties like chanderi sarees and kora silk are lightweight and are also popular.

Designer Sarees – for glam
Designer silk sarees are sometimes expensive and are worn at important occasions like weddings or red-carpet events. But if you wish to flaunt your class, you will have to choose the saree with right fabric and not the most expensive one. A silk saree itself speaks style and eloquence irrespective of the embroidery. Grab the opportunity to drape yourself in a charismatic silk saree by procuring one from the online stores offering exquisite and royal collection.

 

This entry was posted on March 26, 2016 and tagged .

DIY Tips for Creating Personalized T-Shirts

download (56)I guess it is safe to say that 99.9% of our population owns a pair of t-shirts. Who wouldn’t? It is no fuss, comfortable, easy to wear and it does the job perfectly. T-shirts are not just for commoners as even some of the most powerful men in the world wears this on a daily basis, Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg just to name a few.

From just being a plain colored garment, it evolved and has already become a part of our culture. It is now used by people to express themselves. Different companies now offer different styles and prints from which you can choose from. But if you do not have the money to buy one, you can always do one for yourself. Rocking a T-shirt with style doesn’t need to be expensive, here are some DIY tips you could try that will surely bring out that fashionista in you.

Create your own prints

If you are bored with those plainly colored shirts, then time to bring out the Picasso in you. Once you have decided on a design, you can try different techniques to transfer it on to your shirt such as silk screen printing, free hand painting, air brushing, and stenciling. If these techniques are not really your forte, then there are easier ways to create a design such as bleaching, stamping and iron-on wherein for the latter you just have to print a design from your computer, stamp or iron onto your shirt and presto – instant artwork.

Cut, Cut and away

Bring out those scissors and change the look of your shirt. You can cut parts and pieces of your shirt to create something different like cutting the sleeves to create a tank top or cutting off the top part to create that off shoulder look. You can even cut slits at the back and sides to give the world a slight glimpse of that sexy curves. You can also draw designs and then cut it off to create that 3D effect on your shirt.

Mix, match and accessorize

Have those old shirts lying around? Do not throw them away and put them back into good use again. Create a new shirt by combining these old ones. If you have those old laced shirt, cut a portion of it and sew this new portion onto another shirt. Create ribbons from your old floral shirt and set it as an accent for your new one. You can also add different things like beads, studs and even safety pins to accessorize your shirt and give them a new a life. Once done, the result would be astonishing.

The sky is the limit when it comes to designing your shirt. You just have to be creative and let your artistic side take over. Who knows you might be the next Donna Karan or Giorgio Armani.

This entry was posted on March 15, 2016 and tagged .

Raincoats – The Advantages And How To Choose The Best

images (31)The wet season cannot be avoided; duties and tasks must be executed as usual even during rainy days. Umbrellas are the most obvious items to have during this season as they help in keeping you dry as you go about doing what needs to be done. Whereas the umbrellas come in very handy, there are some situations where it is much better to have a raincoat than an umbrella. Raincoats come in a wide range of sizes, lengths, colors and designs and you can therefore choose according to your personal style or preferences. But what exactly are the advantages of choosing a raincoat?

· A raincoat makes the perfect choice, especially for kids who are not able to handle an umbrella very well. They just slip it on and they are dry and remain flexible.

· The raincoats offer a lot of convenience to those who need to walk in the rain but have their hands full. If you have bags to carry and cannot free a hand to hold the umbrella up, the raincoat offers you this convenience. They also prove beneficial to bicycle riders too.

· Most of the raincoats are lightweight and come with pouches so you can collapse them and pack them for easy carrying and storing. Some are so small when packed that you can slip them in your pocket or handbag to you can carry them around easily. The same cannot be said for umbrellas, especially bigger ones that you cannot stash in your handbag when not in use and you have to hold on to them everywhere you go.

· You can find raincoats that are designed to keep you warm besides keeping you dry. This is something that would be hard to enjoy when you only have an umbrella. You can choose a raincoat you feel best serves your needs during the cold and rainy season.

Choosing the best

With so many options when it comes to the raincoats, you would have to do your homework to end up with the best. One of the most important things to think about is the style of the raincoat. The options include active wear, ponchos, anoraks and trench coats. Each comes with its own features and suitability and when you consider each you should be able to make a good decision.

Breathability and waterproofing qualities of the raincoat are also very important considerations to make when choosing the best one for you. Usually, the fabrics used in making the raincoats are what will determine these qualities and you should think through before making your choice. Laminated fabrics are not just breathable but also durable compared to coated ones.

Raincoat comfort should also be considered when making a purchase. Two way zipper, mesh ventilation, mesh lining under armpits and back or inside pockets, and tailoring measurements are some of the features that will determine the comfort of your raincoat. Choose a proper fit, perfect length and features that add to your comfort when wearing.

This entry was posted on March 3, 2016.