December 12

Incredible Wedding Gowns From One Of The Top Dress Designers

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If youre in the know on wedding gowns and designers, then you probably know the name of Reem Acra. Since 1995, she has been known as one of the premiere wedding gown designers in the world, using that platform to branch out into many other areas of fashion.

Acra was born in Lebanon, and studied her craft in both Paris, at Esmod Ecole de Mode of Design, and New York, at the Fashion Institute of Technology. She won many designing awards at both schools, launching her into a fashion career.

It pays to have friends in high places. After a friend wore one of her early bridal designs at her wedding, and the attention it received helped her start her own company in 1995, and she launched her first bridal designs in 1997. Her fashion house in Manhattan is known as one of the top bridal salons in the world.

Acras style is renowned for her use of embroidery, which sets her apart from most other wedding gown designers, along with intricate beading and the use of a lot of silk. She loves rich colors and anything handmade, and one can easily tell that she loves fashion. Her fashion is sometimes considered the opposite of Vera Wangs in that she tends to be more traditional with modern flare, whereas Vera Wang starts off modern then adds touches of tradition on the back end.

One of her most popular bridal lines uses small Swarovski crystals and seed pearls to perfection. Because of the intricacy of her designs, wedding dresses can take longer to make, which of course means theyll generally cost more. Her prices usually start around $4,000.00 and go up from there, and even resale values of preowned dresses often go for over $3,000.

Reem Acras wedding gowns have been worn by many top celebrities. Some of the names include Marcia Cross, Star Jones, Jennie Garth and Katey Sagal. Her other designs have been popular with actresses such as Halle Berry, Jennifer Lopez and Angelina Jolie.

Strangely enough, Acra is also well known for creating a specialty wedding dress design for Barbie, which, at around $180, was the most expensive Barbie accessory in history, but also one of the most sought after items.

At her live bridal show in April 2009, she exhibited a bridal line that she stated was fairy tale inspired, with wedding dresses having names like Rapunzel, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White and Rumpelstiltskin, a gown which was embroidered with whimsical flowers, and Cinderella, which was a pale blue silk with gold silkscreened embellishments.

Reem Acra is a designer with a great flair and an eye for both color and detail. Its no wonder that shes one of the top wedding gown designers in the world today.

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December 10

The Two License Types at Designers Paradise

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It is good for both the authors and the buyers to know the differences between the two types of usage licenses available at Designers Paradise. However while the author sets prices for both, it is the buyer who must be able to see the differences more than anyone. The buyer must be aware of the differences because which they purchase is going to have a significant influence on how they can use their purchase.

There are two license types. The first is the Regular License. This type of licensing is meant to only be used one time and one time only. For example, a website template may be downloaded and used for one website. It cannot be used twice by the same buyer. This is monitored by allowing for the product to be downloaded once. If the product must be used again, then a Regular License can be purchased again for the product. This process can be repeated as needed, but the cost does need to be weighed against purchasing an Extended License.

The Extended License is the second and higher priced type of license at Designers Paradise and the one that gives the buyer the most freedom to do what they wish with the product. For example, a web designer will want a template that they can use more than once for websites they create for their clients. Sometimes, web designers do not use the entire template. They may use certain elements of the template in their own creations in order to ensure that all of the websites they create are unique.

There are so many possibilities with an Extended License. Images and scripts can be taken from one product and placed into another. How much a buyer wants to do with their purchases will depend on which license type they purchase. If an individual knows for sure that they will only need the product once or not enough times to buy an Extended License, then the Regular License is going to be ideal. If a person wants to take a number of templates and create their own or take a template apart and use parts of it for different purposes, then an Extended License is the only option.

Lastly, many buyers do know what they are looking for when they visit Designers Paradise, but there are those that dont. Even if a buyer doesnt know what they want when they arrive, browsing the many templates, scripts, and other products can give a person an idea of what they need to do to make their website the best it can be. Usually if there is any doubt as to how frequently a product may need to be used, it is best to opt for the Extended License if budget allows. If budget doesnt allow, the Regular License is a great choice as well.

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November 24

Most Influential Fashion Designers In History

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Its almost impossible for one person to say who the most influential fashion designers in history are, especially when you consider how many centuries that people have been designing fashions in every country in the world. There are a few design gurus from the last century, however, who stand out among the design movements of Europe and the Americas. These include some famous names like Prada, Armani and Dolce & Gabbanaall of whom are discussed in further detail below.

Giorgio Armani

The legend known simply as Armani is often referred to as the King of Lifestyle. Just as Ralph Lauren has mastered the design of lifestyle clothing in America, Giorgio Armani has become the most famous lifestyle designer from Italy. His collections have been hugely successful around the world because of the high-quality tailoring and minimum, fluid designs that took formal jackets and other traditional wear to a new level of comfort and style. You can find his clothing in films, on red carpets, and on everyone from monarchs to businesspeople on their lunch breaks.

Domenico Dolce & Stefano Gabbana

Dolce & Gabbana also hail from Italy, the Mecca of fashion design. This powerful fashion design house continues to evolve and expand the horizons of its blissfully feminine artistic influence. You can find the affordably priced designs of their second label, D&G, on street corners around the world. Dolce & Gabbanas high-end collections can also be found on red carpets and finer affairs in the most modern cities. The Dolce & Gabbana aesthetic is known for feminine curves, tight tailoring and exuberant patterns, including animal prints and florals mixed with corsets, rhinestones and other embellishments.

Miuccia Prada

Prada has become a household name decades after Miuccias entrance into the fashion world. She is unusual in the design world, having earned a PhD in Political Science and founded a fashion powerhouse in an industry dominated by male designers. Miuccia Prada has been able to influence fashion for decades and remains relevant today because she changes her aesthetic often and never lets her companys latest collections become stale or cyclical. Although the aesthetic of the collections is always changing, Prada is known for a few things: intricate and highly structured shoes, odd color choices and skirts including the dirndl and the A-line. Every season her designs have a new focus, though, with elements such as this seasons focus on lace, changing the face of Prada.

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November 19

The Top 7 Designer Handbags For Rich Stuck-up Snobs

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Starting from number 7 and ending at number 1 lets look at the top 7 designer handbags made for the richest, most stuck-up snobs.

Number 7: The Prada Frame Bag

This krucsa colored, structured crocodile bag made by Prada first appeared in 2006 on the runway in Milan. Being the most basic bag on the list, it gets spot number 7. You can own this bag for $15,090

Number 6: The Yves Saint Laurent Muse Bag

This spacious but refined bag is an imitation of a traditional bowling bag. However most bowling bags weren’t made out of crocodile. Although this is a stunning bag, it only gets spot number 6 on our list. You can own this bag for $18,990

Number 5: Marc Jacobs Carolyn Crocodile Bag

This quilted purple crocodile skin bag is an eye catching bag from Marc Jacobs. However it’s still just your basic snob worthy bag so it rests in spot number 5. You can own this bag for $30,000

Number 4: The Black Crocodile Fendi B Bag

This structured bag is one of Fendi’s top bags. The Black Crocodile B Bag definitely deserves a spot on the top end of our list. With a hefty price tag of $27,700 you can see that this is only a stuck-up snobs bag.

Number 3: Chanel Crocodile Biarritz

Following with the crocodile skin theme, this Black Chanel bag has a very limited supply with only a few at each store, making spot number 3 on our list, this is a total snobs bag. You can own this bag for $43,150

Number 2: The Louis Vuitton Tribute Patchwork Bag

Made of 15 different Louis Vuitton patterns cut up and reassembled, the 4 bags that were available in the U.S. are sold out leaving only 20 available in Asia and Europe. Having such a limited quantity gives this bag spot number 2 on our list. It is obviously owned only by rich, stuck-up snobs. You can own this bag for $42,000

Number 1: The Hermes Birkin In Croc Porosus Lisse

The Birkin, named after the 60’s fashion icon Jane Birkin is the sign of ultimate luxury. This Croc Porosus Lisse Tote shines 9-carat diamonds with 1.86-carats of diamonds on the lock itself. This made to order bag is definitely at the top of our list, only the richest, most stuck-up snobs can get their hands on this bag. You can dream of owning it for $148,000

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November 10

Famous Furniture – Select the Designer Chairs

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Furniture can be considered as one of the most important arrangement stuff in the house. There are many different types of furniture and it is your duty to keep on selecting the most unique furniture for your interiors or exteriors as per the present arrangement existing in your place. You should definitely have an idea on the type of furniture required by you while going to the furniture shop as it is absolutely not possible to go through each and every piece of furniture as there are so many of them in the row. If you are totally confused on the type of furniture you should get for the purpose then you can make use of internet in order to know about the best type that suits you to the core. There are many providers on internet dealing with the ventures on furniture and it would be really good if you go through the websites as you might be able to get an idea on the exact use of different furniture wherein you might be seeing some of them for the very first time in your life. You might be in need of getting couple of chairs to be placed in your interiors.

In fact you might be giving the idea that the chairs are not to be used for the office purpose and in that you might be looking for something stylish and unique in the design. In fact it is not possible for you to go to each and every shop in search of the perfect designer chair as per your choice. This is mainly due to the limitation imposed by the time wherein majority of them are moving on with the task in an efficient manner without facing any issues in their tight schedules. This might be in turn creating lot of issues wherein if you try finding out time the entire schedule might crumble upside down with the passage of time. There are many online providers with huge varieties of chairs and you could surf from one provider to another by going through the websites within your comfort. You will be able to pick up the chair as per your choice and also by paying very nominal rate when compared to the retail shops.

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November 9

Indian Ethnic Fashion with Indian Designers

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Indian designer wear (sarees, lehengas, western gowns) are all a perfect pick for an evening soiree where every lady aims to seek attention from all the men around. These dresses despite being traditional in design are contemporary and modern in execution and detailing. In fact, a contemporary cut and silhouette beautifully complements the ethnic embroidery or ethnic details on a bridal saree.

In fact, famed designers, such as Manish Malhotra, Ritu kumar, Satya Paul, Sabyasachi Mukherjee, Ritu Beri, JJ Valaya, among many others have extensively experimented with Indian dresses that combine the best elements of East and West.

These designer gowns, salwar kameez online, anarkali suits and dresses are also worn by brides on cocktail parties, reception and sangeet functions that precede or follow the big fat Indian wedding. In fact, many designers are choosing this to showcase their creativity is that these outfits look refreshing in every way. These outfits can also give a lady a contemporary, glamourous look and still add unique dimension of Indian culture and tradition to the garment.

Indian designer wear comes is made available in a variety of fabrics, cuts, drapes, silhouettes and styles. Designer wear is always selected as the outfits on display are classy, elegant, unconventional, sexy, smart, contemporary and outstanding. The good news is that each of these dresses suit women with dusky complexion and also complement the Indian body types very well. Since these designers are masters at their craft they know which colours and embellishments will suit these ladies body cut, complexion and face perfectly.

The advantage of wearing a designer piece is that every single sequin, border, embellishment or thread embroidery looks just right for the person and the fabric. Though a designer garment is expensive it very rightly becomes the most luxurious piece in the lady’s wardrobe.

A designer outfit, be it a saree, anarkali suit, a lehnega choli, fusion gown is best teamed with high heels, large chandelier ear rings, a bracelet and a pendant chain depending on the neckline of the dress. If the outfit is embellished with lot of shimmer and chanderi then the dress is best worn with negligible jewellery.

This article written and Posted by a fashion designer who work with kalkifashion.com as an Fashion advisor. And have wearing Guidelines for Indian salwar kameez and deep knowlege of Indian women Dresses.

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November 9

How To Buy Cheap Designer Sarees

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Owning a wardrobe full of Designer Sarees is every womans dream. However, only few can be lucky enough to make this dream come true- or at least that is what everybody thinks! Now, with these cheap Designer Sarees tips, anybody can make it happen. Read ahead

1. Online shopping believe it or not, when you buy sarees online you can actually save a lot of money very easily. For instance, most of the times, the online stores sell these sarees at discounted prices only. Also, every once in a while you will get offers for free delivery on such saris etc.

2. Sales and discounts- keep a watch out at your favorite designer stores for sales and discounts. These usually happen during the off season period, when they need to push sales , though a lot of times they offer special festive discounts too when they need to capture as much market interest as possible to make maximum sales. Either ways, the point is that you must make the most of such options and never let go of them if you are serious about finding good Indian sarees that are made by designers.

3. New designers- usually, new designers who are struggling to make their name in the fashion market provide their collections at much lower rates as compared to the well known designers. Here, what really matters is your own potential to judge the quality and the style of the design to make sure that the work of this new designer is completely at par with the kind of sarees one could hope to find in expensive designer boutiques.

4. End of the collection sale- every boutique will always have a few left over pieces of their previous collection which have not been moved out of stock yet. Generally designers become desperate to sell them off to make room for newer collection, as a result of which these sarees are offered at very low rates. The best thing about the end of collection discounts is that some designers offer such discounts all year long or have even a separate section for such sarees. Keep a watch out for such offers and do not forget to make the most of it!

It doesnt always work but if you happen to know a good, small time designer who would be pleased to get your work, you might have a shot at getting good and cheap designer sarees!

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November 1

Web Development and Programming by skillful Freelance Designers at Low Cost

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Website Design and Internet by Freelancers Experts at Cheap Cost

The Internet is expanding at a very fast rate. The number of registered domains was appraised to be 182 million in October, 1988. However, the number of registered domains far outmatches the number of active web sites. In January 2008 the active web sites numbered about 103,625,332, that is a little over 103 million. This difference is accounted by 1) Persons register domains in the hope to resell them to make returns later. 2) The Website design has become more involved and advanced with the result that not all persons can design their web site neatly. Every day, more sites get designed and these persons search for competent website designers.

According to the Netcraft Web Server Survey, in December 2010, over 200,000,000 sites were there on the internet. And the rate of internet domain names registration and hosted web sites is increasing at an ever faster rate.

With the expanding number of websites the web designing profession has expanded tremendously. The induction of newer technologies in website design too has increased the demand for experienced website designers.

Enchanting Website Design

It is very important to avoid a website being vexing. Ensure your site is clean, has attractive layout, is very easy to navigate and offers subjective knowledge. If it does not, then most visitors to your site will click away from it.

How to find a experienced Freelancer

Whether you presently deal with a freelancer website, or are just looking for the best place to find a freelancer, the biggest problem you face is how to find a good reliable freelancer, one that will create the design properly with good quality work and finish it on time.

Now there are many reverse bid websites where you can list your internet design jobs. Veteran freelancers bid on your project. You then select a bidder and give him to do your internet job. Once your design is completed to your satisfaction, you pay the bid amount.

You can post or bid on freelance projects on reverse bid sites. No need to pay any fees for trying to connect with professional freelancers? No need to pay fees to bid on project? RBS.Freelance.Dbperl.com/ offers you the true means to reduce the total cost involved while expanding or launching your new website. Here you can publish as many web design jobs as you want, bid on as many as you want. Webmasters and business owners, the bid amounts will be lower.

Most such sites charge for posting your internet website design projects. However, you can Post Your Projects Free to receive bids by experienced freelance web designers and pay the bid amount only on completion of the project to your satisfaction. Important to note is that the bids are very competing, therefore you save a very large amount of your money.

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October 29

Communicating With Web Designers

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Web design companies sometimes use some pretty cryptic language to explain what’s going on with your page. You may hear that they’re having a problem with the PHP sections of your site, or that your animations aren’t working correctly or that your navigation scheme needs to be changed. Before you even get started with a web page project, you should read up on some of the basic terminology. You should also be ready to keep an open line of communication with your developers at all times.

Designers need you to tell them when something works and when something doesn’t. Oftentimes, they’ll send you an email and ask you to look at your work in progress. They’ll need your feedback, in some cases, before they can continue the project. To make sure that they’re getting good information, you have to take the time to consider their questions, come up with a solid answer and basically give them clearance to continue on or ask them to make changes.

For designers, one of the most frustrating things in the world is being held up by a client who doesn’t communicate. Sometimes, these clients will tell the builders to just get the job done. This makes the builders cringe, because it means that there are going to be a lot of sections that the client will probably want redone and, of course, that extends their time on the project and forces them to put other clients on a waiting list when their jobs should be getting done. Don’t be this client. If you don’t have the time to deal with a web page project, put it off until a later date when you do. It’s the best thing you can do for yourself and for your builders.

If you’re just trying to get bids, you can communicate with companies via a web designer directory. Companies list themselves on these sites to attract new clients and it’s an easy way to ask a lot of different companies the same questions and to present them with the same project for a bid. Once the project is started, however, keep in touch. Your designers will appreciate your feedback and it will help them to get exactly the results you want. Without your input, they’ll be doing a lot of guesswork and you may not like the results of them engaging in that.

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October 25

Why You Should Hire Local Web Designers

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The internet is a worldwide vehicle for relaying information. Adding a website in order to promote your goods or services often opens up your business to global clients. However, the savvy business owner does not forget their core business which is typically local. Catering to the local economy is a wise choice. So, while you do want to expand into the global community, you certainly do not want to forget about your local customers. When choosing web designers, hiring local web designers is also a good idea. It may be tempting to look for web designers from other areas or other countries, especially if it means a significant cost savings. However, consider how much a non-local web designer knows about your core business and what they may be able to bring to the enhancement of your site compared to local web designers.

What local web designers know about your local clients

Every country, every city, even every neighbourhood has its own culture and business climate. When a potential customer or client comes to your website they want to feel comfortable and have useful information. A web designer who lives halfway around the globe does not have the knowledge of the area to give local customers that sense of familiarity they want to feel at home. However, a local web designer has that knowledge and can build your site with an eye toward your local customers. They know what terminology to use, what locations to reference and even more importantly what not to do that may dissuade potential customers from remaining on your site.

Hiring local web designers supports your community

Every community is made stronger by reinvesting into it. Plus, networking amongst your community is a great way to drive traffic and increased revenue into local businesses. You can help a fellow business person who is vested in the community while also making valuable professional contacts. Supporting local businesses only helps it. But you will also get a boost in your own business, both local and global, by optimising your website.

The dangers of hiring non local web designers

The farther away from your location your web designer is, the less knowledge they are likely to have about your local business climate. This can range from a false sense of appropriate tone to language barriers that may make your site seem less than professional. Even if the site is visually appealing, odds are that the content is not optimal for your target client. So, even if you save some money initially by hiring a web designer who is not local, you may find that it actually costs you in the long run with loss of sales. Hiring local professional web designers though will alleviate such issues and will result in a successful web design project with a high return on your investment.

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