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fashion show runway dresses

2011-12-03T06:21:27.868-08:00

fashion show runway dresses ! The Spring 2011 collections mark a significant collection for designers because it doesn't just mark the beginning of a new year, but also that of a new decade. Expect to see bolder designs and a little more extravagance than years past as the economy shows signs of slow recovery. The seventies and sixties-inspired fashion still reigns on the runways, with Mad Men-inspired dresses and Studio 64-esque glitzy metallics still showing on the runways. Maxi dresses remain a trend and some designers are sending sheer maxis down the runways for a fresh twist on a current modern fashion staple.We can't talk about dresses without mentioning the work of Diane von Furstenberg, creator of the iconic wrap dress. Furstenberg's spring collection features larger-than-life prints and bright colors like violet, lemon, and turquoise. Her dresses shied away from the maxi dress length and generally fell to mid-calf. Embracing the current return of seventies glam, Furstenberg's shimmery gold dress was beautiful and exquisitely draped. To mimic Furstenberg's spring Grecian-inspired collection, go with a draped dress in a bold color and pair it with simple styling and strapped sandles. fashion show runway dresses ! As usual, Betsey Johnson's collection was one of the most whimsical collections to hit the catwalk this spring. Betsey's theme this season was "cyclists," but don't let that fool you into thinking she sent nothing but bike shorts down the runway. The season was beautifully retro-inspired, with tons of flouncy 50's and 60's skirts that would narrow any waistline. fashion show runway dresses ! The collection also held some classy mermaid dresses that looked straight out of a film noir movie. While most of the Betsey Johnson collection held more colors than a neon rainbow, the collection also held some sheer all-black pieces, including a sexy showstopping lace dress that revealed the model's black lingerie; it was bold and a little risque, but beautiful all the same. If you're unafraid to show a little skin this spring, look for sheer black lace dresses in order to mimic this head-turning fashion trend. For a sweeter look, search for a Navy-inspired dress like the ones Betsey Johnson showed this spring; the sexy and short sailor dresses looked straight out of a 40's pin-up calendar. fashion show runway dresses ! Marc Jacobs bypassed the whimsy of the 50's and 60's and went straight for the glitz and glamor of the 70's. His collection featured long flared pants, halters, frizzy long hair, and oversized hats. Jacobs' color palette was an eclectic mix of plums, mustards, mauves, and oranges. Like many other designers this season, Jacobs also sent several gold metallic pieces down the runway. To mimic Jacobs' celebrated collection, look for 70's inspired halter dresses with plenty of flow and mix them up with carefully selected over-the-top accessories. Think large hats and sparkling pendants. Plunging necklines are another great way to show off fashion's newfound 70's aesthetic. For a showstopping spring 2011 look, hunt for gold metallic dresses and pair it with some 70's-inspired dramatic eye makeup. [...]



fashion show runway design

2011-12-03T06:10:43.742-08:00

fashion show runway design ! The runways of NY Fashion Week are the pinnacle of all things glamorous and can turn fashion designers into industry darlings. However, it is also a very costly production and may not be the best place for a new designer to launch their line. As much as I love, love, love seeing shows during Fashion Week, I don't recommend that new designers spend that kind of money to get their designs seen so early in their careers. This post will give you ideas for alternative ways to showcase your fashion line during Fashion Week (or any time of year!). fashion show runway design ! Putting together a Fashion Week runway show can be very expensive. It costs at least $30k to show at NY Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. You need to have proper funding to pay for the: space, models, hair, makeup, set design, lighting, photographers, videographers, plus the cost of your actual designs, among other things. In my opinion, new designers shouldn't be doing runways shows until they are making enough money to sustain normal business activities plus the cost of putting together a Fashion Week Runway Shows. fashion show runway design ! Fashion Week Runway Shows are the best platform for established leaders in fashion innovation. There are over 100 shows in NY during Fashion Week and it's hard for Fashion Editors and Buyers to make it to all of the well-known designer runway shows. If you are able to hold your fashion event close to where the actual runway shows are taking place, it makes it easier for editors and buyers to stop in and attend. fashion show runway design ! Wherever you decide to have your fashion show, be sure to have someone videotape it so you can post it on your website and blog (and so the fashion bloggers can do the same thing for you!). Live video-streaming is also an excellent option for your fans and clients who live out of town but still want to support you and "be a part" of your fashion show!Here are a few ideas that can be used for a more cost-effective fashion presentation:1. Do a fashion installation in a hotel suite. You can have models standing in the room that's put together like a chic fashion shoot set wearing your most exciting and show-stopping designs for editors and buyers to walk around and see.2. Throw a cocktail party at a popular local lounge that features a few models in your designs to launch your line. You can invite lots of friends, family, buyers, bloggers, local boutique owners and press to attend and you will also have some of the location's regular foot traffic to rely on.3. Are you an early-bird? Consider hosting a small invite-only breakfast buffet at a cute local restaurant where you can do a fashion show. Both women and men love free food and the fact that it comes with entertainment (your fashion show) is an added bonus for them!4. Is there a great neighborhood garden, park or local museum that you could negotiate using as a space to showcase your designs?5. Many colleges have fashion shows, especially around homecoming time. Could this be another way for you to get your designs seen? [...]



fashion show runway stage

2011-12-03T06:03:54.160-08:00

fashion show runway stage ! Stage in a fashion show is the most important part of the event next to the costumes. The runway for the catwalk has to be of certain length and height for the perfect view. The floor should be non slippery, lest some model should fall while walking. For the new generation effect, the stage should be able to adapt to new technical effects the designer might want to put on it, such as LED lights.Since such events can occur in places without a proper runway, portable stages are sorted after in the fashion industry.Features of a catwalk stageA catwalk stage needs to be lengthy. Typically the length is between 24ft to 36ft. The width is 4 ft and the height is anywhere from 1 ft to 4ft.The shape is typically a straight long rectangle. But it can be changed to a 'L' shape or 'T'shape or made to look funky with new accessories available for this purpose. fashion show runway stage ! The board is made of non-slippery hardwood. This board and the sides can be carpeted. The colour is the choice of the customer. Typically, white is preferred 9 out of 10 times.Why portable stages?They are easy to install and dismantle without the requirement of any special tools.Whether the event is going to be held outside in a garden or indoor in a hall, portable stages can be assembled anywhere.They are completely safe and durable. Each module can carry up to 3 tons of weight.They are snazzy and can be easily adapted to suit modern decoration needs.Most portable stages can be hired. With that the provider will definitely help you with new ideas on the stage if you don't have any.The best part is, you can change the basic construction each time!Types of portable stages for CatwalksFashions shows are necessarily very snazzy and stylish events. So how can you expect the stage to be simple? With new technologies pumping out great products, the portable stage industry isn't left out. fashion show runway stage ! 'T' and 'L' shaped stages with pools and fountainsThe traditional straight runways are now being replaced by fancily designed runways which cater for fountains and pools in between the runway. They are placed strategically so that it neither obstructs the view of the model nor hinders the models' catwalk path. fashion show runway stage ! LED studded coloured stageThe stage is actually a translucent white board, beneath which are LED lights. As the lights change colour, the stage lights up to the same colour. This stage can be used as plain white ramp as well. Another technology in this stage is keeping a motion sensor beneath the modules and as a model catwalks, the module either light up or change colour.Portable stage hiring services are available throughout the country. Try these stages and services for a trouble free event. [...]



fashion 2011

2011-12-03T05:49:17.777-08:00

fashion 2011 ! With the coming of the new year, also comes new trends in fashion and as we say good-bye to all that was in 2010 (a lot of hot pants, knee high socks, lace, leather and cut out clothing) we now say hello to the fashion trends and tips for 2011. Below are our top 10 tips for best fashion advice that can be given to anyone during any time of the year.1. Choose the clothes that suit your bodyNo matter what trendsetting or fashion forward clothing you purchase if it will not compliment your body-then you'd better put it back on the store rack!2. On Jewelry: Less is not always more(For Men) You must not over accessorize, do not wear more than 3 pieces of jewelry. Silver is becoming popular these days so you might want to invest.(For Women) Less is not always more especially during the summer, you can accessorize you summer outfits with big and bold accessories. Wooden beads and citrus colored bangles are a good sight during the summer. fashion 2011 ! 3. In the winter: Accessorize!During the cold weather add a little pop of color to the weather, you can accessorize with sweaters and scarves, ensure it matches your outfit though! Try to mix and match things, if you are wearing tight fitting jeans then a big sweater will be a good contrast and will compliment your slender legs.4. Keep your shoes and belts looking brand new:Shoes and belts can catch the eye of other people so make sure that you invest in a good pair of shoes and a nice belt and make sure that they are regularly kept clean and shiny - there's nothing worse than a pair of muddy boots combined with a smart dress! fashion 2011 ! 5. If you look the part then you have to smell the part.There is no use in looking great if you smell something like the cat dragged in. So if you take time and invest in what you will be wearing and what you will look like then make sure that you throw in some good perfume, cologne or after-shave.6. Skinny jeans are still in!Yes! Skinny jeans are still in! Especially with Katy Perry singing "Let you put your hands on me In my skin-tight jeans", so don't throw out your skinny jeans yet! Nothing is as complimentary as a good pair of high-waisted, ankle exposing, skinny jeans. fashion 2011 ! 7. The Ballerina is on center stage!With movies like 'The Black Swan' earning a buzz, ballet-inspired fashion is sure to make its own buzz in the fashion industry. From ballet flats to ensembles inspired from tutus and leotards, we will be seeing a lot of ballerinas this year.8. Summer Fashion tips:In the summer be sure to wear loose fitting clothes that are made of natural fabrics and are in light colors, printed kaftan might just be making a wave this year. For a little style and functionality, a wide-brimmed hat will keep those harsh UV rays away and will also keep you looking elegant. fashion 2011 ! 9. Add color in the winter:Spring colored sweater should add some color during the pale winter. Make sure you wear bright printed winter clothes-just so you won't blend in with all the snow.10. Check online!For the latest in fashion news and trends, always check online, this is the most updated source of fashion information. Also try to look and see what celebrities are wearing these days. For one thing, everyone and I mean everyone will be looking into what the future princess Kate Middleton will be wearing-so try and see what's she's wearing and buy it quick before the stores run out!Many of the items discussed in the article can be found in the boohoo pages of our site where we will keep you posted on the latest trends, fashions and sales. [...]



fashion show clip art

2011-12-03T05:33:06.226-08:00

fashion show clip art ! Victorian Tea Party Ideas are the perfect party theme for girls. Don't you remember your own childhood tea parties? Mine were spent with a plastic tea set and a guest list of stuffed animals and dolls. I remember how serious I was when I prepared my tea table with care.You don't have to use your good china for a kids tea party. You can dress your table up with the help of some paper doilies and pretty colored paper cups. Petite fours or mini cupcakes make a perfect dessert to go along with your tea. fashion show clip art ! Play Parlor GamesParlor games are the traditional party game to play while having the girls over for tea. Trivia, charades, and musical chairs are all fun game ideas to keep young girls entertained.Plan a CraftYou can plan a craft activity for your party guests that can double as the party favor. With the help of some Victorian clip art or pictures cut from a magazine, some colored paper and more paper doilies you can help each guest make a lovely card. You can also make tea party hats out of some paper plates. These crafts are fun for the kids and don't need a lot of advance preparation. If you have scraps of material, some silk flowers, feather and ribbons, you've got the making of some fine hats. When everyone is done, you can have a fashion show and let everyone show off their millinery designs. fashion show clip art ! Take PicturesMake sure to have a camera handy so you can take a picture of each girl in her hat. Pictures are a wonderful idea to enclose with a thank you card. This way everyone has a momento of the party and of their hat! fashion show clip art ! Make Party InvitationsYou can even make your own party invitations. More paper doilies, and paper, along with some clip art will make fine invitations fitting your Victorian tea party ideas.Tea Party Decorating IdeasWrap your utensils in a napkin and tie a ribbon around it to keep them wrapped. Imagine what a pretty table you will be able to set with this simple, but elegant idea. fashion show clip art ! Victorian Tea Party MenuIf you plan to serve food , in addition to your mini cupcakes, you can make finger sandwiches. Cut the crust off your bread to make these dainty little culinary delights. Fill them with what ever you like. It can be lunch meat, cream cheese, or any sandwich spread you have a recipe for. Your little Princess will feel like quite the lady as she hosts her first Victorian tea party. I'll bet it won't be her last! [...]



fashion show flyer

2011-12-02T21:02:04.957-08:00

fashion show flyer ! fashion show flyer ! fashion show flyer ! Working for a printing company provides me with the opportunity to review thousands of small business flyers. I see flyers for pizza restaurants, chiropractors, auto sales, eye care, furniture - and just about every other industry you can think of. My job also provides me with the opportunity to speak directly with business owners and learn about their flyer's success or failure. Through years of design testing and old-fashioned trial and error, we have developed sure fire ways to increase the response rate for your new full-color flyers. fashion show flyer ! Although every flyer is unique and creativity is mostly a good thing, there are certain guidelines to follow that will ensure your flyer generates revenue for your business. Here are a few items to consider when developing a new small business flyer advertising campaign:1. HeadlineYour headline must draw attention and motivate a reader to take action.Good Example: Want a Greener Lawn? Call Us!Bad Example: Joe's Lawn Service2. Your Services/ProductsDo not simply list services - instead, show people how they solve problems.Good Example: Got Termites? Our termite treatment is non-toxic and pet-friendly!Bad Example: Termite and pest control3. Branding/Enhance Your ReputationTake the opportunity to personalize your ad and warm-up to locals.Good Example: Our family-owned business has proudly served the Chesterfield area for 15 years.Bad Example: Operating since 19934. Poor Images/GraphicsEvery good flyer MUST have high-quality images that sell!Good Example: High-resolution photos of a hot cheese pizzaBad Example: Clip art or images taken from the internet that are not designed for flyer printing5. Misuse of SpaceAlways print on both sides in full-color. Use as much "real estate" as possible with good design basics in mind.Good Example: A blance of text, images, and branding with full contact information found easily on both sides of flyer.Bad Example: Too much text, difficult to read, blurry images, no clear "selling point", no logo, not in full-color.6. Poor PlanningIt's easy to tell when a flyer was "thrown together" and when a company took the time to do things right.Good Example: Check your sunday newspaper and look at the print advertisements. Most will be very concise.Bad Example: Look at flyers or mail that you receive and instantly throw away...ask yourself - why did you throw it away?7. Choosing the Wrong Flyer Printing Company fashion show flyer ! Always choose a fair-priced, experienced, and communicative printing company for flyer printing. Most will even send you free samples in the mail!Good Example: A printer with references and live customer service reps that answer the phone every time you call.Bad Example: A printing company that has poor response time or is difficult to communicate with. [...]



victoria's secret fashion show

2011-12-02T20:45:35.806-08:00

victoria's secret fashion show ! Anybody who's anybody in fashion will be in attendance, so you'll want to be there, too. One of the most anticipated fashion events of the year is the Victoria Secret Fashion Show. Almost always at the end of the year, attending this well publicized and patronized fashion event will bring you up-to-date on the newest and coolest trends, and can also show you new opportunities in the industry--besides, of course, making you the envy of everyone you know. victoria's secret fashion show ! Normally you have to be invited to get into a fashion event like this, but be persistent. If you are still without the 'Golden Ticket', get yourself invited by doing any of the following.Checking official websites, or other sites like eBay, is easier, but it can also be more expensive. You will spend a lot, but you will be treated like royalty. victoria's secret fashion show ! One way to make your time at the show more interesting is to be a volunteer, so that you can see the inner workings of the event. Contact the person organizing the show well in advance. The fashion show scheduled for 2010 will be in the month of December. Obviously there will be others that are trying to get the same position.Put in the effort to try to win tickets to the show, and if you are lucky you'll have an amazing experience. You can often find contests such as these online or through radio stations.Connections are more important than schooling. Name-dropping is a big deal in the fashion world. Being on staff at a fashion magazine, along with having the right connections, might just get you asked to one of these events. If you know a person that works there you can get a invite in. Of course it is good to have friends in high places. victoria's secret fashion show ! If you work for a TV station or other media outlet, that's one way to get into the show. You could get into the event through work if you're involved in a major media source like a magazine, newspaper, or TV show. Use your journalistic instincts and drive to get yourself an invitation.With the support and assistance of your friends, go out to events or parties where other types of VS events are being held. Depending on the impression you make you just might get invited back. victoria's secret fashion show ! It's obvious that if you adore VS, then you have to look forward to the VS Fashion show every year. And if you really adore VS, your favorite store and clerk ought to associate you with the brand. Many Victoria's Secret stores can invite their best customers to Fashion Week, and you might be the lucky one.A high profile fashion event that is not to be missed by a fashionista is the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. Well, if you are alive, have breath in you, and sleep VS fashion, then you have to say yes to at least one of the methods previously mentioned, and you just may be fortunate enough to find yourself invited to an upcoming VS event. Needless to say you will have a blast! [...]



fashion show models

2011-12-02T20:31:03.733-08:00

fashion show models! fashion show models! A fashion show is an event put on by a fashion designer to showcase his or her upcoming line of clothing. The first American fashion show likely took place in 1903 in the New York City store Ehrlich Brothers. American retailers imported the concept of the fashion show in the early 1900s.FashionFeaturing runway garments from the spring and fall/winter collections of ten influential couturiers and designers, the exhibition explores the ideas and inspirations motivating Paris fashion today, and why, in an age of globalization and instantaneous communication, this venerable city remains the fashion capital. The city has been a magnet for stylish men and women since the seventeenth century, but the French fashion industry has evolved considerably over the centuries and never more than in the last few years. fashion show models! Recent assessments of the current state of Paris fashion have varied widely, with some pundits announcing its death, and others claiming that it is closer to fine art than ever before. By using fashion, a medium which has always been associated with self-expression and personal identity, these designers seek to demonstrate how the use (or misuse) of technology and its modes of production have the power to stimulate, delight, and inspire in ways as yet untapped in the fashion world. In the 1800s, "fashion parades" periodically took place in Paris couture salons. fashion show models! The first American fashion show likely took place in 1903 in the New York City store Ehrlich Brothers. By 1910, large department stores such as Wanamaker's in New York City and Philadelphia were also staging fashion shows. By the 1920s, retailers across the United States held fashion shows. In the 1970s and 1980s, American designers began to hold their own fashion shows in private spaces apart from such retailers.ModelsModels in a fashion show have to change their clothes all the time to present new items to the public. Models are supposed to influence us in a positive way. Models strutting catwalks at London Fashion Week should provide a certificate attesting their good health, but there should be no outright ban on wafer-thin women, the British Fashion Council said on Friday. Spain and Italy have recommended banning models with a body mass index (BMI) of less than 18. "We favor the alternative approach of promoting good health based on medical assessments of models participating in London Fashion Week," it said. fashion show models! The report acknowledged there was a problem with eating disorders among models and recommended a health education and awareness programme should be set up urgently. "During the investigation, evidence of the vulnerability of women in the modeling progression was startling and models are at high risk of eating disorders," said Denise Kingsmill, chair of the inquiry.In a typical fashion show, models walk the runway dressed in the clothing created by the designer. Because the topic of fashion shows remains to find its historian, the earliest history of fashion shows remains obscure. Too many adolescent girls decide early on that they need to be "thin" like the models in order to be "pretty" when really they just need to keep themselves healthy. [...]



fashion show runway

2011-12-02T20:21:24.286-08:00

fashion show runway! The Palestinian scarves have lately been on the receiving end of a lot of critique, both positive and negative by many who believe that it is a representation of the Palestinian cause. However, for the past couple of years, they have also been appearing on runways off and on as part of different fashion lines. From high end fashion designers to retail stores like Urban Outfitters and Target have been carrying the Palestinian scarves as a part of their fall and spring lines. Due to this reason, they have turned into a fashion statement for the hip and stylish youngsters in particular. fashion show runway! Various fashion show runways exhibited the Palestinian scarves blended with the outfits to create an attractive outcome. Worn with a combination of jeans or long skirts and paired with the right top, these scarves put forth a well groomed and together look. As it was showcased by a number of different fashion leaders of the industry, these scarves created quite a stir amongst the fashionistas and celebrities of the United States. The hub of American fashion; New York streets are filled with young career women accessorizing their outfits with the Palestinian scarves. On the West coast, the Los Angeles youth carries them with a style that beats no other. fashion show runway! What's more, many Hollywood artists are following the fashion trend and have been seen sporting the Palestinian scarves in a variety of colors including shades of red and brown. Other artists and well acclaimed people of the States also show off their cashmere and silken Palestinian scarves as a symbol of style and wealth at the same time. fashion show runway! Palestinian scarves being on the runway also caused a debate between the pro and choice groups of the western world, as many view them as a symbol of support for the Palestinian cause. People in opposition of the fight do not like the fact that many wear them only as part of a fashionable wardrobe. For them it represents being in favor of the reason and do not agree to everyone wearing them. However, it is important to understand that there is no sure shot way to tell the difference between the anti and for groups by just looking at the outfit, and may not represent their political views at all. fashion show runway! Across the ocean, London is another fashion city that has been exhibiting these scarves. There is a large variety of stores such as Marks and Spencer, Harrods and Next that carry them in different fabrics and price ranges for the Londoners to choose from. So ladies, whether you want to support Palestine, or you want to be a part of the fashionistas, it is important to add one to your wardrobe soon! [...]



fashion show

2011-12-02T19:55:55.505-08:00

fashion show! Photographing a fashion show is a lot of fun but there are steps to follow before you get on the riser and join the rest of the press photographers.First and foremost, you want to make sure you've identified the event, and by this I mean research as to what typically takes place at the event you will be covering. Perhaps a place to start is the event's website. Images from previous events host by the same title in previous years or events hosted by the same production company. This will help you formulate an idea for how things will go that day. Needless to say, there are times where all preparation goes down the drain and you must improvise on the spot.Once you've gathered as much information about the event and, if you are lucky, have gotten some glances as to what is to come you may want to start selecting the gear you will be using for the event. This will take multiple determining factors such as lighting, distance, speed, and post production needs. funny thanksgiving cartoons! It is typical that Fashion Shows are at night, yet their main purpose is to showcase a line of clothes. Most of the time designers choose a very well lit venue or location to showcase their garments and "most of the time" there is no need for an added flash. A hot shoe flash unit is helpful for the coverage of the event where the models are getting ready (make up and dressing up, etc.).Be sure that if time is permitted to cover the "getting ready" portion of the event you have allotted enough time to return and secure a favorable spot on the riser. There are times where the space on the Press/Media riser is limited and overload of photographers or cameramen are forced to move to less desirable areas where direct sight is limited or impossible. funny thanksgiving cartoons! On the riser space, once again, is limited and most people that secure a spot are strong about protecting their territory. Be respectful and courteous to others line of sight.For fashion shows it is important to achieve the best "white balance" possible. If a fashion show is coordinated by a seasoned production company, there will be a press conference where designers will meet and greet the press. This segment wasn't just designed to meet and greet the designers but also to make sure lighting scenarios are tested and a "while balance card" is displayed for photographers to adjust their gear accordingly. funny thanksgiving cartoons! Once the show starts, I typically adjust my camera settings to approximately: f.5.6-7.0 1/250 at about 800-1600 ISO. I tend to shoot fashion shows at JPEG + Raw in order to de-mark and process images quicker. The final selection will make it to my clients in high-res. The rest is eliminated. I tend to make any image selection during the show because I simply can't trust a 3.5inch screen, I rather see everything from a monitor.As a marketing tool, I upload my images over to Facebook and share them with the models, designers, production company. I watermark them for copyright protection and allow them to purchase the images they like.I hope this brief article is helpful to those interested in Fashion Show Photography. If you have any questions I may be contacted via Facebook. [...]