Increasing travel options and access to exotic, tropical destinations has resulted in a niche market of casual, yet fashionable, resort wear apparels that invoke relaxation whilst also offering style.
Designers have been rising to the occasion by broadening their collections to include glamorous beach wear options, casual summer cover ups and chic lounge looks, even during autumn and winter seasons. The result has been an explosion of beaded kaftans, embroidered tunics, glitzy metallic bikiniï¿½s, jeweled sandals, elegant tropical prints in natural, breathable fabrics, all depicting a lifestyle of relaxation, classic luxury and elegance.
This is the essence of resort wear. Clothing that is easy, yet glamorous, sexy whilst being understated, casual yet elegant, fun and flirty.
Organizing your vacation wardrobe can be trickier than you think. Limited by luggage size and weight, you have to be economic with your vacation clothing choices. Weï¿½ve tried to make it easy for you with our 2007 top 10 list of resort wear must-haveï¿½s to ensure that your vacation packing is a breeze.
1. A pair of lightweight, neutral tone, linen pants are essential to every vacation wardrobe and can be easily paired with a variety of tops for different looks time and again. Matched up with a brightly printed T or Kaftan they can give a sophisticated look to the most casual traveler out there.
2. A tunic cover-up for beach days, afternoons around the pool, or sun-downer cocktails at the bar.
3. A large, canvas tote handbag in a bold, tropical print will save the day when your toting beach accessories, or just mulling around local markets for a bargain or two. This season is showcasing even larger bags than last year which are just perfect for holiday shopping.
4. One well fitting bikini! Go the extra mile to find a bikini that fits to make you feel fabulous and ditch all of last yearï¿½s left-over’s.
5. A selection of v neck, cotton tï¿½s in tropical shades are handy to throw on for coffee runs, lunch outings, or even sporting activities.
6. A flatteringly feminine skirt in a floral or botanical print that speaks to the eco consciousness of 2007 will update your wardrobe this year.
7. A pair of Bermuda shorts are easy, comfortable and a hip choice for summer casuals.
8. A pair of jeweled sandals/flip flops are casual enough for beach wear, but dressy enough to liven up casual bermudaï¿½s or linens for a city outing.
9. A baby doll sundress can double up for day, or slinky evening wear if dressed up with accessories.
10. A pair of metallic, strappy heels will have you looking edgy for night time entertainment. Metallic is definitely the ï¿½new blackï¿½ for 2007.
Resort wear is all about the fun of life. Enjoy your vacation wardrobe choices all year round and bring the sunshine into your life.
No matter how deeply we are immersed in the age of high technology electronic reading gizmos and on-line articles, there are times when nothing is better than the old fashioned feeling of leafing through the pages of a real, tangible magazine. It is still the epitome of true relaxation to kick back, leisurely flip a page and settle in to the daydreams evoked by the articles, photographs and advertisements. The selection of publications available today is astounding, with a magazine for women from every walk of life, and covering every imaginable interest. From health and fitness to decorating or parenting, regardless of what topics suit your fancy, a plethora of subject matter is readily available within the covers of Canadian magazines and popular publications from the United States and elsewhere.
According to the Audit Bureau of Circulations, the top ten Canadian magazines are representative of the variety available. The majority of these are strongly targeting a market base of women. From first to last, the highest circulation rates during the last half of 2011 were What’s Cooking (a publication from Kraft Foods), Reader’s Digest, Chatelaine, Canadian Living, Maclean’s, Canadian House & Home, Style at Home, Clean Eating, Coup de Pouce, and Oxygen Women’s Fitness.
The top ten are just the tip of the proverbial iceberg, though, when it comes to what is available. You can indulge your interest in almost any subject with magazines chock-full of informative and entertaining articles. A large variety of categories exist, covering any number of personal interests, compilations of general interest content and unique niche topics. While most publications available to the Canadian market are in English, there are many offered in French as well, such as Loulou, Châtelaine and Chez-Soi.
One hugely popular category of magazines for women deals with hearth and home. Lifestyle issues, parenting, home decoration, recipes and a host of other general interest subjects are featured in the pages of top-selling publications such as Redbook, More, The Ladies’ Home Journal, Good Housekeeping, Family Circle, Better Homes & Gardens and Parents Magazine. Personal improvement and health issues are other hot topics, and there is a lot of valuable information available in such titles as Self, Fitness, Women’s Health and Prevention.
Fashion and style have long been favorite subjects for a magazine for women, and the pages of Elle, Glamour, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan and Loulou are teeming with fodder for the female fantasy. From the latest fashion spreads to fun questionnaires, their content is among the most enticing, including the high-end advertisements. Fans of arts and culture can find informative articles and current events from the likes of Vanity Fair, Entertainment Weekly and People. Cooking aficionados can get their fill of culinary goodness from Bon Appétit and Food & Wine, and bridal magazines such as Bride’s contain ideas and information for those with weddings on the horizon.
The famous Michael Alig and Club Kids interview on the Joan rivers show in 1990 gave a quick introduction to the freedom, chaos and art that was expressed by the Club Kids’ downtown NYC club scene. On the stage, Michael Alig was accompanied by an assortment of club kids: Leigh Bowery, famous drag performance artist from London; Ernie Glam, a frequent reporter of club night life for New York’s Village Voice periodical; James St. James, who later wrote the cult book Disco Bloodbath, a memoir about Michael Alig, the Club Kids scene and Alig’s subsequent manslaughter conviction which landed him in prison; and of course Amanda Lepore, the transsexual downtown party queen who, at this juncture in time, had not yet undergone the vast plastic surgery attempts that turned her from man to synthetically-odd transgendered woman (in fact, she looked pretty good!). While Michael Alig and the Club kids had some entertaining things to say about downtown New York’s club scene, this was before the gruesome cover-up of the murder of Michael’s drug dealer “Angel” Melendez, carried out by Michael and his friend Freez.
On Joan Rivers, when faced with awes of shock from the audience at their appearance, the club kids argued that they were actually pretty normal people. In actuality, however, they were transvestites, radical-minded, drug-ingesting artists who were rumored to be living off of trust-funds set up by their parents and were briefly faced with this accusation on another talk show a few years later, the Jane Whitney show. This interview on Jane Whitney had followed a dark encounter with shock punk rocker GG Allin, which had subsequently been his last show due to a heroin overdose about a week later. On Jane Whitney, Michael Alig and friends stated that the Club Kids and GG Allin were “like yin and yang” and of the same genre of entertainers. While GG Allin was the “self proclaimed messiah of America’s youth” who taunted parents by threatening to take their kids away from them and lead them away from normalcy, Michael Alig’s Club Kids were actually living the strayed lifestyle and using their trust funds to avoid normal lifestyles and find jobs as artists, entertainers and club promoters while expressing themselves in an extreme alternative manner, much like GG Allin.
The huge difference between GG Allin and the Club Kids was apparent in their approach. While Allin was violent, threatening to literally rape and beat up his audience, the Club Kids were offering a fun-filled lifestyle of partying and experiencing alternative art and music through glamour and fashion but, as Jane Whitney kept pointing out, involved the use of illegal recreational drugs, which Michael Alig was on during the murder and cover-up of Angel Melendez.
GG Allin was 36 when he was found overdosed on heroin after his last performance in Manhattan, New York. He had been accompanied by two 17 yaer old girls on the Jane Whitney show who claimed they worshipped him as their savior and had sex with him regularly. GG Allin was one of the most profane and offensive performers in the history of America. He defecated on stage, beat up his audience, ran around naked, vomited on and raped audience members, all in the meanest, most heinous manners — and people loved it. In contrast, the club kids would show up to clubs in drag, smiles among everyone, high on ecstacy and promote sexual encounters between the same sex, nudity and love that they hoped would go around to everyone. Both lifestyles threatened suburban soccer moms and their impressionable young teenage kids. What was most interesting was that, while Jane Whitney was trying to show how threatening these people were, she was the very one helping to introduce it to the mainstream by giving them a platform in which to speak.
Michael Alig, the Club Kids and GG Allin all affected America by spiraling out of control. When Limelight (famous New York Club Kids hot spot) was shut down for being a prime venue for drug trafficking, Michael Alig had been arrested for a drug-induced murder and GG Allin had overdosed, the party may have been over, but the lifestyles continued on and have directly affected pop culture.
Dr. Jays is the leading urban clothing store both offline and online. The store has been the pinnacle that helped in propagating the largest culture in the world, the hip-hop fashion. Every Dr. Jays stores all over New York, including Drjays.com, features the trendiest, the fashionable, and the most sought after urban clothing lines. So here are Dr. Jays collection of urban clothing lines that served as guidance for thousands that follow the Dr. Jays styles.
Akademiks is a brand of urban clothing line popular with the devotees of hip-hop music and fashion. It reflects the true elements of hip-hop by its intricate designs and colors. Akademiks is one of Dr. Jays’ top brands not only because of its trend setting styles and unique sense of fashion, but also because Dr. Jays played a vital role in the creation of akademiks.
Before the akademiks, the brothers worked for fashion icons like Donna Karan, Ecko, and Nike. After some time, they met up with the owner of Dr. Jays, Elliot Betesh, who made a proposal about creating the next big thing in the world of fashion. The brothers decided to team up with him and created akademiks.
Akademiks mainly got its popularity through several personalities that represent the brand such as in 2001 where the brand was featured on the song by the Brooklyn rapper Fabolous. Other personalities that represent the brand include Dizzee Rascal and 50 Cent .
Blac Label is a combination of men’s fascination with couture with a tinge of everyday sensibility. Conceived in 2002 during the saturation of novelty t-shirts with simple screens and catchy sayings, Blac Label Premium has evolved with innovative designs, original concepts, and stylish trends.
Manufactured in 2002, Blac Label has steadily developed from a t-shirt company into a true lifestyle brand. The essence of the brand is defined by great attention to detail and a youthful obsession for the right cut and fit. With a touch of roughness, the all-American look of Blac Label Premium has always been original.
Founded on 1969, Cuggi in Toorak, Melbourne, Australia, the label was renamed in 1987 to sound more like an indigenous Australian name into the what is known today as Coogi. Coogi is a fashion label known for its knitted fashion.
While most famous for its textured knitwear in the 1980s, the brand was popularized in the U.S. as urban hip-hop wear. In addition to clothing, the company’s 1992 international trademark filing registered the brand for cosmetics and toiletries, leather, furniture, textiles, and toys.
The brand was then purchased by joint U.S venture, Coogi Partners LLC, in 2002.
Ecko unltd is a clothing line founded by the renowned fashion designer Marc Ecko. Founded since the 1990s, Ecko unltd have expanded to 12 different lines including mens clothing, womens clothing, outerwear and alternative sports wear, leather goods, eyewear, bags and accessories, men’s, women’s, and children’s footwear, and many more.
LRG clothing was founded in 1999 by Jonas Bevacqua and MC Robert Wright in Orange County, California. LRG clothing lines are among Dr. Jays most in the demand brands. Some of its collection have even fetched a price of $500. LRG track Jackets, jeans, t-shirts, polo shirts, shirts in general, the LRG sidekick, Sweaters, and Hats have all become a staple of the Hip Hop fashion world.
Apart from popular clothing lines, Dr. Jays also sells different accessories including caps from famous brands like the New Era. New Era is the exclusive manufacturer and marketer of the official on-field cap worn by every Major League Baseball team and their minor league affiliates, and maintains agreements with other licensed entities including NHL, NBA and over 200 colleges and universities in the United States.
Among of New Era’s popular collection includes the 59Fifties, 49Forty, 39Thirty, 29Twenty, and many more.
Rocawear is a premium clothing brand founded by the popular hip-hop artist Jay-Z along with Damon Dash, an African-American Label executive. The name of Rocawear was derived from Jay-Z’s band named the Roc-a-Fella Records.
The brand was so warmly accepted and adored by the urban community that the brand has reported to receive a $700 million annually. Through this, Jay-Z expanded the brand to introduce other lines of clothing lines that included children, juniors, socks and sandals, leather suede and fur outerwear, handbags and belts, lounge wear and big & tall, headwear, jewelry, and sunglasses.
In 2007, Jay-Z sold his rights for the brand to Iconix Brand Group for $204 million dollars. But Jay-Z still remained as rocawear’s top designer so the urban community can still enjoy its unique designs and styles.
Among the most popular brands of clothing lines that Dr. Jays lines up for their valued customers is the sean john clothing. Sean John clothing is a brand of urban clothing line founded by the hip-hop mogul himself, sean john Combs.
Because of its revolutionary clothing line styles and trends, the sean john clothing line was nominated for the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Award for Menswear Designer of the Year in 2000 and another in 2004.
House of Dereon
Among Dr. Jays’ clothing line for women, the house of dereon is one of the most popular. The house of dereon is a clothing line for women that specializes in accentuating the women’s body. This particular clothing line gained popularity because of its founder, Beyonce Knowles.
Aside from being American singer-song writer, and actress, Beyonce Knowles is also a talented entrepreneur that started the house of dereon. The house of dereon represents the three generations of Knowles, Beyonce’s generation, her mom’s generation Tina Knowles, and her grandmother’s generation Agnez Dereon.
Aside from the house of dereon, Dr. Jays also sells branded plus sized clothing lines such as the apple bottoms. Apple Bottoms is a clothing line founded by Nelly, a popular American rapper and entrepreneur.
Apple Bottoms is a clothing line that specializes in providing a way for plus sized women to wear fashionable clothing lines. When Nelly first introduced the brand, he stated that “a woman should not try to fit the clothes; the clothes should fit the woman!”, so the apple bottoms was founded.
Aside from jeans, apple bottoms currently includes apparel, footwear, handbags, eyewear RX, intimates, sunglasses, accessories, jewelry, cold weather, and girl’s apparel.
Baby Phat is another clothing line for women founded by Kimora Lee Simons, an famous American model and author.
A sister company of Phat Farm, Baby Phat mainly specializes in urban women’s clothing lines such as apparels, accessories for phones, jewelry, and shoes.
Style is not merely about making a fashion statement; it is a necessity and not bordering on luxury, as it once used to be. Among the rapidly growing young Indian populace, wearing branded clothes, or flaunting designer accessories have become the norm. The present level and nature of consumption among the youth would have given parents heart attacks a decade back. These days you come across people wearing leading brands that were once so hard to find in the domestic markets. You either have to order it from shops outside the country or you have to wait for relatives and friends making their homeward journey. Well, that’s not the case anymore; with all the leading brands opening their outlets in the country to fulfill the growing needs of the brand savvy young Indians.
The new X-generation Indians born after the days of the socialist License Raj have not witness much poverty and economic despair, as the older Indians had. Born into a liberalized and open era, they have seen only the brighter side of India. With the growing penetration of the media they have gain access to leading global trends, be it fashion, music, or lifestyle inculcating in them a confidence and attitude that matches those of any developed nations. The sharp rise in income levels too have played a part, as it gives them the buying power to possess the latest brands and maintain a lifestyle at par with their peers elsewhere. It fuelled the demands for brands, offering a huge opportunity to leading brands to explore a hitherto untapped retail market in India.
The feeling is mutual; it is all about demand and supply. Youths with deep pockets and fat wallets clamoring for everything that is in vogue, and the retailers play their part, offering them all everything that money can buy. Well, don’t be surprised to see ladies with the latest eyewear, sporting designer luxury labels and wearing the latest premium perfume in some downtown market. The Indian consumer has become brand savvy; they have in fact come of age.
Many people suffer from health problems and weight issues that can easily be contributed to a lack of good old fashioned diet and exercise. There are so many new diets on the market today that people forget how effective traditional ones are. This is exactly why we will be discussing what is called the losing weight eating healthy lifestyle. Do not forget that diet and exercise are equally as important.
Most people who want to start exercising would love to eventually work their way up to running but the first step is typically starting a walking regime. This is the greatest way to slowly climb your way up to better shape. Walking briskly allows you to exercise without pushing yourself too far in the beginning. Walking should be the first approach that you take toward jogging.
Many people who become accustomed to walking briskly are typically ready to start a jogging regime. Jogging will burn much more calories that walking will and it’s not as intensive as full blown running is. Some people just stick with extended jogging regimens and do not bother running at all. It sometimes helps for some people to listen to exciting music as they jog along.
There are many people that are starting to realize the healthy benefits of pool time. Swimming can be so much more fun than jogging or walking. Some people like to perform exercise while they are under water because of the resistance style nature of doing such a thing within a body of water. Also keep in mind that speed swimming is a great way to practice proper exercise style breathing techniques.
Weight lifting is such a really great way for anybody to not only tone their body but burn off fat as well. The amount of calories that are burned off by an act of resistant weight training can be higher than the number of walking or jogging could burn. Some people like to combine a cardio regimen with a weight lifting one that they enjoy to get maximum benefits.
We’ve talked a lot about exercise so now it’s time to discuss diet plans, as these are just as important to a healthier life style as exercise regimens are. The most traditional diet plans are typically the most effective, and they involve the simple idea of cutting out fats and starches. You are going to need to eat plenty of lean carbs if you are to be exercising a lot.
The way that you prepare the food you are eating is also very important to the effect that it could have on either your figure or health. Some people do not consider that they could bake potatoes or chicken breasts, instead of frying them. Frying any food adds unnecessary fat calories. It is important to always opt for baking or steaming if you want food that is prepared properly.
By now, you should have a better understand of what the losing weight eating healthy lifestyle is. Remember that you really should strongly consider asking a medical professional before you begin any type of diet or exercise regimen, to find out if there will be any possible health risks.
If there is one thing the world loves to ape, it is the NYC lifestyle – be it related to fashion or sports or the hustle and bustle of office life, the New York spirit never ceases to intrigue and exhilarate! ‘Ennui’ is a word that is not part of the vocabulary of New York. In this multi-racial and welcoming society, you will never run out of things to do – if you are artistically inclined you can visit a Broadway theatre, if you like physical activity you can watch the New York Knicks or the Yankees in action, if you are a gourmet lover you can savor the various cuisines that the trendy city offers.
What The NYC Lifestyle Offers:
What if you could enjoy all the good things in life that you can afford with minimum restrictions?! That is what the New York lifestyle promises.
* New York City Entertainment:
* Think NY entertainment and Broadway springs to your mind first! But there is even more to look forward to! Ballet and opera lovers will not be disappointed. The Lincoln Centre hosts ballets, operas, jazz music shows and orchestras.
* For music aficionados, the NYC lifestyle will mean visits to Carnegie Hall for classical and pop music performances.
* If you are an avid historian, the Metropolitan Museum of Art presents an extensive collection of Art pieces from all over the world – Byzantine, Islamic, Asian, Egyptian, African and so on.
* New York City Fashion: New Yorkers are trendsetters; there are Summer/spring and autumn/winter fashion shows held biannually to dictate what the world wears! What you are wearing today was decided months ago in NY’s luminous ramps.
* New York Food: NYC food offers a wide variety of drool-worthy fare from Chinese, Indian and Thai food to Mexican and Greek cuisines to cater to the large number of immigrants who have made New York their home. Not many would like to miss the delicious mouth-watering dishes of the street vendors from falafels and kebabs to the more home-grown pretzels, burgers and hot dogs!
Places To Visit:
* The NYC lifestyle affords you visits to landmarks like the Statue of Liberty, Times Square, and Rockefeller Centre — the places that attract maximum tourists.
* To get a feel of NY’s affluence, take a stroll down Fifth Avenue, where you will be greeted by a whole range of designer wear collections – a symbol of the wealthy residents the city boasts of.
* To enjoy a greener and more restful setting, relax at Central Park amongst the sculptures and flora. You can take a relaxing break from the busy humdrum of day to day life among the bridges, ponds and walkways. If you feel like gliding through, there are skating rinks and boat rides to carry you away. Children can enjoy the zoos and playgrounds.
* If you are lucky and attentive enough, you can catch some of your favorite shows and movies being shot LIVE! New York City is only the second largest filming location in the United States.
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