Carla Bruni

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Carla Bruni

Carla Bruni-Sarkozy is not the typical first lady, who can be seen next to the president of such a conservative country like France. She has repeatedly been accused of breach of official protocol events. She even affords to openly criticize the Pope. Bruni walks the distance from the catwalk to the Elysee Palace, form the first man of the rock music – Mick Jagger to the first man in the country – Nicolas Sarkozy.

Carla Bruni was born on December 23, 1968 in Turin, Italy. Comes from a wealthy family that owns a company for production of tires. When she was 5 she moved with her parents to France, due to threats of kidnapping. Carla grew up in Paris and later on graduated a school in Switzerland. At the age of 19, she returned to Paris and no longer after she started a career of a model. Carla Bruni entered the world of fashion and quickly became one of the 20 most expensive top models, earning $ 7.5 million per year. She worked for the most famous designers and fashion houses, including Givenchy, Dior, Paco Rabanne, Sonia Rykiel, Chanel, Versace and many others.

Bruni quickly became a darling of the tabloids, thanks to her relationships with famous men like Mick Jagger and Eric Clapton, Donald Trump, Kevin Costner and Vincent Perez. She became famous with the words that that she is easily bored by monogamy, and that “love lasts a long time, but the burning attraction between men and women – just a week or two.

In 1998, Bruni leaved the catwalk and dedicated her time to her other great passion – singing. Her first album “Somebody said to me” (2002) enjoyed a huge interest across Europe. In 2007 she released her second album. However, in 2001 she did something more important: she gave birth to her son, Aurélien. The media are very interested of the news, as the boy’s father is the French philosopher Raphael Entoven. The truth is that Carla had a relationship with his father some years before…

On February 2, 2008 Carla Bruni again called the attention to her personality and becomes a media sensation. The occasion is her wedding with the French President Nicolas Sarkozy. Reviews were contradictory and varied from strong approval of the new first lady to absolutely negative. There were many vicious comments like “The Third Mrs. Sarkozy”… Despite her new duties, Carla didn’t sop singing. On the contrary – just a few months after becoming a first lady of France, she promoted her new album. The funds available from its sales were given to various charities and humanitarian causes. In July 2009 Carla Bruni was invited to sing during the 91st birthday of Nelson Mandela.

As the first lady of France, Kalra Bruni-Sarkozy is always observed with a magnifying glass. For example, during her visit to Britain, she was admired on her choice to be dressed in a suit from Christian Dior. The reason? This is a French brand, leaded by a Britain’s chief: the designer John Galliano. Carla Bruni-Sarkozy has always demonstrated personal position and did not hesitate to criticize even Pope Benedict XVI in connection with his position on AIDS.

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Linda Evangelista

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Linda Evangelista

Linda Evangelista is a famous supermodel from Canada but her parents were Italian. She was raised in a working-class environment but she always wanted to be a model and it didn’t take long for someone to discover her talent. In 1978, at the Miss Teen Niagara beauty pageant, a talent agent saw the potential that was in this 13 year old girl. As it is with most famous models, it all started when she moved to New York where she was able to sign a contract with Elite Model Management. To further pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a famous model, she moved to Paris. As she became more popular, prestigious contracts appeared and she declared in an interview for Vogue magazine that she and some of her close model friends don’t wake out of bed for less than $10,000 a day; a phrase which quickly became popular and many similar versions appeared that represented the expensive lifestyle of being a famous model.

At the end of the day, it wasn’t just about the money but also about the message which was given by a certain image and by the fashion world in the 80s. Linda was always the kind of woman that likes to take control and call the shots and there is no better example of this fact than the story when she cut her hair short to have a more boyish style. That season, she was canceled from every catwalk show but within months, she was back on the cover of fashion magazines with the support of numerous women that took the style as their own.

Over her long and rich career, she appeared in over 600 covers and worked with countless big names in the business such as L’Oreal. Linda Evangelista is the image of Talbots as announced in June 2010. Her modeling career made her very famous and her image is one of the most popular in the industry. Although things haven’t always gone her way as far as personal life goes, she always found the power to carry on. Linda Evangelista is indeed a strong woman and role model who always knew what she wanted and wasn’t afraid to go for it.

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Sport Watches

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Sport Watches

Sport has been a part of our lives since the beginning and the Olympics are a way to celebrate the best athletes in the world. As fashion is a part of everything we do, you can expect that it is also in sport and that sport watches have a very beautiful design. Of course, these watches can’t just have a skin-deep beauty and they also need to have special features that permit the users to record their times.

If we are talking about sport and fashionable watches, we have to mention that Omega is one of the leading manufactures with a long history of innovations in the industry. They have managed to be recognized as the choice of athletes all around the world and with such a big competition with watches, this is no small feat. Fashion has taken sport watches out of their natural environment and they are no longer simple timepieces but much more than that. A sport outfit demands a sport watch and a true enthusiast knows that a good sport watch has to be from one of the many famous manufacturers that have a great history and also a great reputation in the fashion industry.

Also another known fact is that fashionable sport watches are a bit expensive and so they should be. They offer you the possibility of having the latest features on your wrist and they do with style. This can tell a lot about your personality and about your interest with sports.

There is some good news to this growing industry. The need of an affordable but reliable sport watch has grown so much that affordable sport watches stores like Corona Watches have became very popular on the internet. With sport watches consumers can get the model they prefer with paying just a small fraction of the price. The features are basically the same and the mechanical parts will never let you down.

The bottom line is that a  sport watch will work perfectly and will look the same as the originals in the latest fashion magazines. Keep up to date with the latest fashion trends and never lose a millisecond with the latest watch models while being able to save money for your passion; fashion or sports or even both.

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Peplum Top

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Peplum Top

The Peplum top is a never dying trend and it’s no wonder why, this type of top is one of the best things out there that you can wear: it has a nice cut, it’s very feminine and comes in so many designs, shapes and patterns. So you can’t really fail when you start searching for one of these. This classic style works well with either a nice elegant skirt or a pair of pants so you can wear it in a lot of situations. It doesn’t have an age restriction as many women are able to wear it and it can also be worn by both heavier and thinner women.

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Its versatility doesn’t end there because it can also be worn during winter and summer with a jersey over it or a trench coat during colder months. And since fashion trends are a way to express yourself fully you can even make a statement out of a peplum top and combine it with materials and other elements that wouldn’t normally work with one such as military boots or cargo pants. As long as the top has something that makes it stand out you can create a perfect unique look. No matter what you choose to do please remember that the peplum trend will not die too soon and might even become one of the classics so making sure that you have one lying around your room might be a good decision. Soon this will be the go to fashion item whenever trying to maintain a casually chic look. It works well with jeans too, so that makes it perfect for those looking for more comfortable clothes.

A peplum top is also a good decision for work because it enhances your waistline and looks really cool under a jersey or a jacket, which are usually clothing items people wear at work. Also, combined with a skirt and high heels it can be the perfect combination for a hot date or a dinner where you want to look sexy without revealing too much. You can accessorize it with all kinds of interesting necklaces that go to your waist or even expensive necklaces that shine and make your cleavage stand out.

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Expensive Fashion Watches

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Expensive Fashion Watches

We managed to gather a cool collection of some of the most expensive fashion watches available. If you want to buy a watch that would cost an arm and a leg just because it looks beautiful go ahead and browse through the following models.

The Salvatore Ferregamo Women’s Watch – With a beautiful lizard print leather strap and a 36 diameter case this stainless steel watch costs about 1000 dollars. It has quartz movement and it has a beautiful white dial with the guilloche Gancino decoration and a lovely buckle with the same logo. It comes in Brown and white and in steel variant that might cost less.

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The beautiful Reed Krakoff Stud Watch is definitely a good selection when it comes to buying a really expensive fashion watch. It is sold for about 1300 dollars. Its unique style bracelet comes with a beautiful leather strap and a nice buckle closure. The watch is Swiss made and it is water resistant at 3 ATM. The case size is about 20 mm and the strap width about 22 mm. It does look a bit more elegant and simpler than the other watches from this list so if you are looking for something like that, this is your choice.

Minuetto Reed Krakoff Stud Watch

The beautiful G-Frame Collection Watch in Square shape from Gucci is definitely our next choice when it comes to expensive fashion watches. It costs about 3000 dollars and comes with a beautiful 18K yellow gold case and a black dial with diamonds. What else would you want in a fashion watch?

G-Frame Collection Watch Gucci

The beautiful Women’s Swiss Chronograph Brown Ceramic Fendi watch is also a beautiful fashion watch that costs a lot. It comes with brown ceramic bracelet that has rose-gold PVD accents with round polished case. The case has about 38 mm with a brown chronograph dial with a cool FF logo detail. It is water resistant to 50 meters and costs about 2000 dollars. If you want something that shouts glamour but it can also be worn with an elegant outfit as it manages to be simple in design, this is the watch to get.

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Studded Belt

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Studded Belt

The studded leather belt has been always popular among certain subcultures such as the punk subculture. However, there are other groups that like to wear this fashion item, such as the skaters, goths and even people who prefer adding a few urban elements to their look. The studded belt is usually made with leather and has small metal studs on one side or on its entire length.

studded leather belt

You can find a studded belt in most stores around including Hot Topic and thrift shops in the world. There are many varieties to the classical studded belt and most stores offer different types for any taste. You can find colorful studded belts and even studded belts with various patterns so you won’t have to always opt for the same studded belt. Make sure that you get at least two types of studded belts because they can be pretty addictive if you start wearing them on a daily basis. If you are in a certain scene you can wear studded belts with your outfit. They can even be worn with dresses or skirts for that punk-ish or goth look that you might want to obtain. For an interesting look you can also get a pair of tight trousers and some boots; that and a ripped T-shirt is the way to go when trying to obtain that classic punk look. Since the studded belt is a symbol of the extreme cultures like skateboarding, surfing, snowboarding and so on, you can also use it to make a fashion statement.

The studded belt also works amazing with a pair of checkered pants. Add a hoodie or a T-shirt and you have a great urban look that also is very comfortable. You can accessorize it with your casual jewelry, even the most unconventional pieces you might have around.

You may wonder why is it important that this type of studded belt is making a comeback. It is important because the studded belt is a huge staple of urban culture and urban fashion but also a way of expression for subcultures that might not have the same exposure as mainstream ones do.

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Animal Hats

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Animal Hats

The trends lately have involved a series of items that might make some of you laugh. Animal hats have gained quite a big popularity among people and the most surprising fact is that even adults wear them. The term animal hat involves all kinds of caps and things that you can wear on your head including crocheted fashion items or knitted fashion items. Most of these hats started being extremely popular for kids who looked extremely cute wearing them. However, teenagers started wearing them and soon everybody had one. They are a great combination for those who want to dress more unusual and have a great need to express themselves with colorful, cool hats. There are all kinds of varieties to choose from but the most popular are the owl hats. There has been a trend going on for the last couple of years involving owls everywhere and people have become hooked on owls. An owl hat is your typically knitted hat except for the fact that it has an owl on the front part of it, an owl that looks like it’s part of your head.

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There are also some coats that come with hoods featuring ears to look more animalistic. But people have been debating whether animal hats are a good fashion item for grown people. Most of them believe that these hats are a bit too much and those wearing them are committing a big fashion no-no. However, the trend is still here and people love the hats even more.

Combining an animal hat with other outfits can be a pretty tough job. Usually you have to wear them with something more casual and urban, obviously they don’t go well with elegant attire, unless you want to look like Lady Gaga during one of her wardrobe experiments. Jeans and other comfortable trousers along with casual jackets would be the best choice that goes well with animal hats. Other people prefer wearing trench coats and even skirts sometimes, but it’s up to you and how you want to view this style. Animal hats can be fun to wear and a cool way to express yourself.

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Designer Cufflinks or How To Make A Statement

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Designer Cufflinks or How To Make A Statement

When it comes to dressing up properly, most people usually have trouble in the elegant and simple department, especially when elegant ties or cufflinks need to be selected. There are all kinds of cufflinks out there and while most of them are your boring classy metal pieces that keep your shirt in the right place, there are some designers that take cufflinks to a whole new level. Whether you opt for gold or silver cufflinks is doesn’t matter, what matters is the design and how they make you stand out from other men who are wearing elegant outfits.

Gucci  – when it comes to fancy cufflinks Gucci definitely has a word to say; whether you want something simple or you want the Gucci brand to stand out on your cufflinks, you will always have a wide variety of choices.

Jan Leslie – this is a brand especially designed for men and features some of the most unique cufflinks you will ever see; for example, if you want to wear a pair of octopus cufflinks, you now have the chance and they also created them in all colors imaginable, so that you can pair them with almost any type of shirt.

Alfred Dunhill

Alfred Dunhill – another brand that not only creates cufflinks but a whole range of jewelry and accessory for men. However, their cufflinks are quite extraordinary and come in all shapes and sizes. This is definitely the place where you can buy something elegant and simple.

Tateossian – this is a contemporary brand that makes jewelry for both men and women. You can find a beautiful range of cufflinks, all made for the most eccentric man. They have quite unconventional designs and you will certainly be amazed by their cool and unique designs.

Another cool brand that is quite similar to Tateossian is David Donahue, a brand that also takes an unconventional approach for its accessories and seems to become quite popular among men of all ages. They sell a big range of cufflinks that come with really cool designs, from checkers board to small animals and even small objects, so you can accessorize your shirt in various interesting ways.

Other types of memorabilia cufflinks come in really unique shapes: the Eiffel tower cufflinks, Darth Vader or Yoda Cufflinks or Wall Street cufflinks will definitely make your outfit unique. Although they are a classic choice, cufflinks seem to be making a comeback when it comes to men’s jewelry.

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Unconventional Jewelry Pieces and Designers

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Unconventional Jewelry Pieces and Designers

There are designers that go for the classic approach when it comes to their products, and there are those that create beautiful jewelry for a small group of people, people who appreciate things that are less conventional or things that are simply weird. The latter types of jewelers/artists are the ones we will be talking about in this article, but also about some of their cool creations that managed to become very popular.

If you plan on wearing something unique why not choose an eraser ring, like the one made by E for Effort? Another cool design for them comes in the shape of a pair of eraser earrings that feature a cool and unique touch for any casual outfit. Their products were featured in a lot of art magazines and fashion websites and have been extremely popular on Pinterest, so there is no wonder why everybody wants an eraser ring now.

Nodeform also makes amazing jewelry that is handcrafted with care in Los Angeles. NODE comes from “no ordinary design element” and that’s very accurate when we take a look at their amazing design. Their collections include rings with unconventional designs, from floral prints to weaved or minimalistic earrings. They also have some collections that look quite futuristic and feature unique approaches to jewelry that can be only described as very sculptural.

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Nervous System is another team of designers that create unconventional jewelry such as textured or sculptural jewelry; they have a unique approach and create their jewelry with art and science in mind. Some of their works include the Cellular Pendant, the Radial Necklace or the Convulation Bangle Steel.

Junju Lee is another artist that creates beautiful unconventional jewelry; some of the creations worth mentioning are: the iron ring or the moustache nose ring, but also the amazing ketchup dribbles brooch or the inkblot brooch, both realistically made to look like spots.

Another approach to jewelry is a more agricultural one, with Hafsten Julius a designer who wanted to create something really unique and came up with the grass ring. It seems that the grass ring is perfect for a person who wants to make sure that they stay in touch with nature, while turning heads with this amazing accessory. There are many variations of his rings by a lot of artists out there and while some use artificial grass for their design, it seems that Hafsten Julius actually used grass that needs to be trimmed and taken care of regularly just like any other real grass.

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Bow Ties They’re Back

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Bow Ties They're Back

When it comes to fashion statements, nothing is more hip and in right now than a classy, slim bow tie. The look that combines classy and hip, giving an air of intelligence, sophistication and class, and that can be pulled off at both high end events and a party where you want to impress.

The name of the game is color and if you want to impress with your new look, you’ll have to choose some pretty outrageous colors. Also geometric patterns are a good idea, so don’t be afraid to go all out. If you think the look might make you too geeky, just imagine that some of the most successful and talented hip-hop musicians and producers are going for this trendy look. Swizz Beatz, one of the hottest hip hop producers and Alicia Keys’ husband has been seen pulling this look off with great success, giving an air of freshness and looking absolutely sharp.

Bow Tie

Kanye West, was also seen sporting a red bow tie with a navy blue jacket and a pair of aviator glasses for a look that can go for both a formal event or as a casual wear. The perfect place to get bow ties like that and even more is www.bowties.com, even though there are a ton of shops and sites that offer a wide range of bow ties.

So don’t think of a bow tie just in a wedding, or formal black suit environment, and don’t imagine you’ll look like your grandpa at his 50 year college reunion. It is a new staple of the confident, fashion conscious modern male, that is comfortable enough with the idea if innovation that he can pull off this fantastic new look.

They are also great to wear in an urban, a more street type setting, where an intentional mismatch in the color of your shirt and bow tie will give you a daring, lowed and interesting look that is complementary with the geeky fashion that is in these days.

Wherever you buy your tie make sure you ask how to correctly tie it, maybe buy a pre tied one, also look at the many different styles of knots as diversity is always a good thing. Never, never, go for the clip on, that is if you are above the age of 7.

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