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Real Men Wear Pink

Posted by on Apr 2, 2014 in color, Style, Trend, visual | Comments Off on Real Men Wear Pink

It is false to think that pink is only for femininity.  The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston had an exhibit called “Think Pink” gave the story behind pink.  Centuries ago, men wore pink to express their masculinity as it was a derivative of red.  Red was a symbol of passion, fire, and strength.  Kings in the past wore pink and flowers because blue was seen as more delicate.  If men wear pink, they are representing masculinity throughout the...

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Coat x Cape

Posted by on Apr 2, 2014 in Facts, Fashion 911, Style, Trend, visual | Comments Off on Coat x Cape

The coat as cape trend has most definitely been around for decades and reappeared when we started seeing celebrities like Kourtney Khardashian rocking it in Keeping up with the Khardashians  in 2012. There have been plenty of coats as capes since then. And because this is a longer winter, making your coats versatile by changing the way you wear them can make your wardrobe refreshing. Here are some examples of individuals rocking the coat as a cape. Tip: You may want to pin your coat to your shoulders to keep the coat in...

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Fashion 911; 10 Fast Fixes to your Wardrobe

Posted by on Nov 25, 2013 in Fashion 911, Trend, visual | Comments Off on Fashion 911; 10 Fast Fixes to your Wardrobe

Have you ever had a wardrobe malfunction? Get a run in your stockings on the way to work? Get deodorant stains on your clothes? Or have a spill on your shirt? If so, this blog will show you 10 ways to fix unfashionable wardrobe incidents.                                                                          You Broke a Heel? Swift fix: Grab some super glue! Try aligning the heel to its original position and apply the super glue also, make sure you add pressure for a couple minutes to make sure the heel stays. Do you have more time? Try purchasing “Shoe Goo”. This product is permanent, waterproof and it even binds leather to leather.                                                                                                                                                      Did a Button Fall Off?   Swift Fix: You can safety pin the area together depending on where the button was. This can also be a great fix for skirts and or...

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The Story Behind the Clothing

Posted by on Nov 6, 2013 in Business of Fashion, visual | Comments Off on The Story Behind the Clothing

The J. Peterman Company started when many people wanted to buy the coat off J. Peterman’s back.  He decided to make a small company and began to sell the coat worldwide after advertising in a couple magazines and newspapers.  Now, the company has grown to sell much more than just coats; it offers dresses, hats, skirts, sweaters, jewelry, pants, scarves, cologne, and shoes.                                                                                                 The J. Peterman Company is very unique because each item has a title and story behind it.  Every garment is given special attention with an individual description, and this creates...

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Color and Texture

Posted by on Mar 24, 2011 in color, texture, visual | Comments Off on Color and Texture

In Visual Merchandising class, we learned the importance of using color and texture in display. How it affects the consumer and how it represents the store’s overall image. Color influences your emotions when you don’t even realize it. The color wheel shows the relationship between primary colors, secondary colors, complimentary colors, etc. The three Primary Colors are: Red Blue Yellow Secondary colors are created by mixing primary colors together: Red + Blue= Purple Red + Yellow= Orange Blue + Yellow= Green Complementary Colors are colors that are opposite of each other, for example: Red and Green Yellow and Purple Blue and Orange Analogous Colors are colors that sit next to each other on the color wheel. Analogous colors are great to put next to each other. Since they are so closely related, they often look pleasant next to each...

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