Sunday, January 22, 2006

Fashion Trend - Spring and Summer 2006 (Hi Dolly)

"Hi Dolly" is another fashion trend that you should be aware of this Spring and Summer. If you are a fans of dolly toys when you are still young, you should be very happy this year as the way of dressing for those dolls would be exactly the way you should be. If you don't know what dolly clothes are, you should go immediately to your nearby toy shop to have a look. Pure white, puffy sleeves, cotton lace & eyelets and empire line would be the key features for these kind of dressing. Pure white means that your whole dressing should be with white color only and the highlights and decorations should also be in white color. To avoid a boring white, cotton see-through lace could be added at the trim to give a lovely outlooking or you may choose clothes made out of lace fabric. Puffy sleeves can also be a good choice to cover the unwanted fat to be seen at your upper arms. However, you should be very careful in dressing the white color dolly clothes to avoid getting any embarassing dirty on it. Furthermore, a typical and good "Hi Dolly" dressing look should also be accompanied with dolly hair styles, long curl eyelashes and related make-up. So go and get those neccessary accessories for a great and lovely dolly look for this spring and summer.

By the way, 29th January 2006 is the starting date of the upcoming Chinese New Year - Year of the Dog. We would like to wish you a Happy Chinese New Year and Kung Hei Fat Choy!

Saturday, January 07, 2006

Fashion Trend - Spring and Summer 2006 (Kimono)

One of the Fashion Trends of Spring and Summer 2006 is quite obvious which is brought about by the influence of popular movie "Memories of A Geisha". This film illustrated the life of the ancient Japanese society. The ancient Japanese culture was greatly affected by Chinese culture as mentioned in our previous blog. The design of Kimonos is rather conservative and without too many styles. However, they adopted very colorful, finely printed and high quality fabrics such as silk to generate elegant outlooks. Therefore, you may find the dressings of actresses in the movie "Memories of A Geisha" to be very eyecatching. However, fashion trend is not just a copy thing but crossover. Key elements of ancient kimonos such as simply wrap design, oriental prints (Janpanese embroideries and large colorful flowers) and obi are adopted by modern fashion designers in their fashion design for Spring and Summer 2006. Some of the bulky elements such as wide sleeves are modified to accommodate modern uses. These modifications have given new life to kimonos and make them more dressable for a modern and beautiful outlook. So don't wait in getting one to catch up with the coming trends and don't forget to dress in it to watch the fantastic film "Memories of A Geisha".