Roller-Skate Stilettos

Stilettos, Shoes, Fshion, Designer Footwear, Saint Laurent Roller-Skate Stilettos

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Everyone who knows me knows how much I love a pretty and unique pair of high heels. Foot candy is an important fashion element for any wardrobe. So when I read this article, SAINT LAURENT’S ROLLER-SKATE STILETTOS ARE THE BEST THING YOU’LL SEE ALL WEEK, I couldn’t believe the combination of elements designed into such fanciful footwear for that unique fashion statement. It’s quite an art piece.

Although this accessory is a jaw-dropping splurge if you had a lot of disposable income, would you pay £1,995 ($2,638.39) for them? I do love these shoes, but for safety reasons, I can do without the rollers and only take the stilettos. Just sayin’. Click here to read more of this fashion story.

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Hat Fun in the Summertime

Hats, Summer, Heat Relief Safety, Straw Hats

Let’s face it, the heat this summer is intense and can be extremely dangerous. Besides wearing sunscreen to protect your skin and staying hydrated while you are outdoors, UV sunglasses help to shield your eyes from harmful sun rays and sun hats are always a fashionable and chic way to stay cool and protect your head and face.

Hats with a wide brim to shade the face, head, ears and neck are great for sun relief safety. Sun hats, straw hats, hemp hats, fedora cloche hats, visors, Safari and Outback hats, ivy caps and baseball caps are fun, fashionable and functional.

Have a little fashion forward fun with hats this summer while you’re staying cool and protected from the brutally hot sun!

Kiddie Tats

TotTude, Tattooed Sleeves, Body Ink, Tats for Toddlers, Tattoos

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Okay, so personally I am not a huge fan of tattoos. No, I am not talking about the character Tattoo played by Herve Villechaize who was the sidekick to Mr. Roarke (Ricardo Montalban) on the television series “Fantasy Island” (1978-1984). I’m talking about good ole body ink. But, what do you think about toddlers donning such a look?

For those who adorn themselves with this body art, there is a myriad of personal and inspirational reasons why they go through hours of inking their bodies with a sharp needle. No-can-do for me sweetie pie! Now, while I am okay with tattoos on adults, I gasped when I came across an article about a father giving his son an actual ink tattoo because the boy reportedly said he wanted to be like his dad. Totally freaked me out right? I was unable to personally process the sense of logic around that story. But, of course, I am not this child’s parent or guardian either.

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I know children are intrigued with peel off stickers they can put on their hands or face painting they have done by an artist at festivals and special events. I explored some more kiddie tattoo related stories, that made me less nervous about the real “ink” deal. I found where some parents were not as extreme with their tot’s tats. They opted for an airbrushed tattoo where designers spray inks on the body that can wash off. I also came across a company called TotTude, founded by Tera Christianson that produces hip, edgy, trendy shirts and body suits with tattooed inspired sleeves to mimic that of real adult tat sleeves. Where have I been?

While these popular tattoo applications and fashion trends are cute, theatrical and not permanent, would you let your youngster sport a look that is this edgy and grown up? Do you think it could send a confused message to children? Or do you see this as a fun and lighthearted fad that is harmless and simply artistic?

Yes Darling, Today is National Felt Hat Day

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Craft your own felt hat or wear one that you purchased, because today we celebrate National Felt Hat Day! That’s right, we celebrate the felt hat on September 15, during National Fall Hat Month, which is observed throughout the month of September. Felt is the oldest form of fabric known to humankind and felt hats were popularized dating back to the early 1900’s.

According to Wikipedia, felt is a textile that is produced by matting, condensing and pressing fibres (fibers) together. Felt can be made of natural fibres (fibers) such as wool or synthetic fibres (fibers) such as acrylic. There are many different types of felts for industrial, technical, designer and craft applications.

So pull out your felt hat and vamp it today. Better yet, since September is National Fall Hat Month, why not boast your fashion swagger, by wearing a hat throughout the month! Happy National Felt Hat Day!

Fashion Forward Wearable Devices Enhance Digital Runway

Wearable Technology,

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Fashion Forward Wearable Devices Enhance Digital Runway
By Kym Gordon Moore

Have you watched a spy movie and wondered if the undercover devices they use on their missions, or the mechanisms helping them escape a nail-biting situation are realistic? Digital manufacturers are producing products in wearable technology, based on several ideas seen in spy and science fiction movies. Manufacturers are ensuring that their sleek and stylish designs will not sacrifice performance, attributes and efficiency for today’s personal use. Amazingly, these devices are gaining popularity every day and practically every household owns at least one.

The digital fashion runway is taking on a distinctive look with wearable device statements that are functional and in vogue. Today’s digital landscape is taking on a new social trend in the world of fashionable accessories. The future of wearables allows the user to take their technology with them for connecting to their daily lives, from gadgets for fitness and personal communications to infotainment (information-entertainment). How effective these devices are depends largely on connectivity, as well as convenience. Industry influencers are competing with a variety of wearable accessories that include smart watches, smart eyewear, smart trackers, smart sport accessories, wearable cameras, smart bracelets, healthcare devices, activity trackers, entertainment devices, running watches and devices for kids and pets.

Wearable computers are engineered to connect to the internet in real-time, while mixing the real world, with virtual and hybrid reality. The digital experience from these fashionable wearable devices compute through ambient intelligence (AMI), which are electronic environments sensitive to adapting and responding to the human presence. End-users are able to enjoy and experience personal, well-timed and relevant information twenty-four hours a day.

Wearable device industry leaders are ensuring their technology, platforms and expertise are highly competitive, and on point for increased consumer demand. They are making it possible to connect incredibly fast over 3G and 4G LTE networks. Technologies that include sensors, radio-frequency identification (RFID), biometrics, nanotechnology and software upgrades are embedded in these fashion forward wearables to help automate digital platforms with ease and efficiency. It will be interesting to see how soon we witness more luxurious wearable fashion designs on the electronic runway. Obviously, it would be a fashion faux pas to wear a sporty smart bracelet with formalwear. The future of fashion forward wearables offers unlimited, innovative possibilities.

Kym Gordon Moore, author of “Diversities of Gifts: Same Spirit” and “Wings of the Wind: A Cornucopia of Poetry” is an award winning poet, author, speaker, philanthropist, certified email marketing specialist and an authority in strategic marketing communications. http://www.kymgmoore.com She is the Founder of Poets for Hunger, was selected as a World Book Night Volunteer Book Giver for three consecutive years and is a contributing author for “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Thanks Mom.”

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Erté, Pinterest and Glam

Erté Sculpture, Erté Designs, Erté Fashions, Martinlawrence.com

Erté Limited Edition from martinlawrence.com

Last year I wrote an article entitled How Pinterest Inspires Writers and Poets, which helps me in those moments when I run into that occasional writer’s block. I noticed recently on my “Erté” pin board that I have a considerable increase of likes and repins than I ever imagined. I am always pleasantly surprised when I search Pinterest and find others who also share my passions in unique ways.

Erté, Romain de Tirtoff

Romain de Tirtoff, known as Erté

In 1990, I visited an art gallery in New Orleans on Royal Street, where I was introduced to the amazing bronze statues by Erté. I fell in love with the grace, glamour, elegance and fabulous designs that attracted me to this incredible clothing designer. Romain de Tirtoff, known by the pseudonym Erté, was a Russian-born French artist and designer. He was born on November 23, 1892 in Saint Petersburg, Russia and died on April 21, 2990 in New York City. The French pronunciation of Romain’s initials is how his famous name Erté was born.

Erté Monaco, Erté Fashions, Erté

Erté Monaco – Image credit: http://www.rogallery.com

If I was a good artist and committed to being one, I would have been a fashion designer. I love designs, art and classic styles that stretch the imagination, like the haute couture fashions by Erté. Erté not only flourished in fashion and design, but in costume, jewelry, interior décor and set design. His illustrations and clothing are simply mesmerizing and timeless.

Since being an artist or fashion designer was not quite my forte, I will settle for the inspiration that great fashion designers like Erté allow me to enjoy and borrow from! Unquestionably divine! How vogue!

Erte, Pinterest, Romain de Tirtoff

Erté – Romain de Tirtoff Pinterest Board