Do Men Really Wear Pajamas to Bed?

PENELOPE, from left: Natalie Wood, Ian Bannen, 1966 Published Credit: Everett Collection
PENELOPE, from left: Natalie Wood, Ian Bannen, 1966
Published Credit: Everett Collection

IT ALL STARTED about two years ago with a dream—a decidedly waking dream about what people wear to bed. I don’t know what sparked my obsession, but for weeks I holed up with my laptop, poring over snapshots of the Beatles, Wes Anderson and Julian Schnabel lazing around in their pajama sets, envying how stylish and laid-back they appeared.

“I could be that cool and carefree,” I told myself, “if only I owned a set of pajamas.” And so, I pulled the trigger on a pair in pale blue oxford cloth with green piping from Sleepy Jones, a then-brand-new label that seemed to be on a mission to give pajamas the Anderson-ian, Schnabel-esque cool I sought.

In the store, they looked cozy, begging me to slip them on and take a nap right there. But that evening in my apartment, the pajamas seemed fussy, like something a morally upright dad might wear on a 1950s sitcom.

Until that point, I’d

A Guide to Hunting Down the Ideal Field Jacket

F. Martin Ramin/The Wall Street Journal, Styling by Anne Cardenas Field Jackets Left to Right J Crew Visvim Berluti Burberry Published Credit: F. Martin Ramin/The Wall Street Journal, Styling by Anne Cardenas

DESPITE ITS origins as a military garment, the field jacket has acclimated to civilian life quite nicely. Brought home by GIs returning from the Korean and Vietnam wars, it has become a staple of the modern man’s wardrobe. “Everyone can look good in a field jacket,” said Gabriel Ricioppo, creative director of Richmond, Va.-based store Need Supply Co. He added that even the “universal” biker jacket isn’t as wearable. “I don’t know that everyone can throw one [of those] on and look good. But the field jacket is probably one of the most easy-to-wear pieces.”

That’s good news for the months ahead. As menswear continues its evolution toward the more casual, the four-pocket, medium-length jacket—especially in the hands of designers who both respect and refine the piece—can serve you quite well on chilly days. Wear one with jeans and sneakers to grab coffee on the weekend, or add a tie and leather shoes

Why You Should Be a Man in Black for Fall

Men often reject black clothing as too funereal, too slick or too much like a chauffeur’s get-up. But when you soften its edge, this potent style is ready for real life

NKED IN | Mellow the fashion-y impact of black clothes by wearing pieces with softer textures and pairing the dark shade with rich, warm colors. Fashion Editor: Paula Knight. Coat, $3,395, Bally, 212-751-9082; Eidos Vest, $750, Bloomingdale’s, 212-705-2000; Shawl Sweater, $1,295, Ralph Lauren, 888-475-7674; Shirt, $135, clubmonaco.com; Alexander Olch Tie, $150, Bergdorf Goodman, 212-872-8757; Ermenegildo Zegna Couture Belt, $470, Ermenegildo Zegna, 212-421-4488; AMI Jeans, $250, Gentry NYC, 718-384-8585 Photo: Zachary Zavislak for The Wall Street Journal, Grooming by Jason Murillo, Model: Jason Gaylord/Wilhelmina

WRITER G. BRUCE BOYER hates black. “Every time I see a guy in a black suit,

Stunning Toe Nail Designs

Nail design is a trending buzz and every girls love that; then why you are just restrict to just your fingernails art. With toe nail designs there is one of opportunity to showcase your beauty to the world. Popping colors, easy creative designs with open footwear; that would define you as style statement. So, isn’t it one of your good makeup task?

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Good toe nail designs are possible even at home. According to your style preference, season or any moments you can match up your appearance.  However, you can decorate it by a professional nail artist to look your toe nail into masterpiece. But with a stunning nail design and great concentration easily you can also decorate your toe nails as much as beautiful.

Here I will acknowledge to you some of stunning toe nail designs that you will definitely love to paint on your toe nail.  So go through into this article to explore for your own.

Stunning Toe Nail Designs:

Tip Toe Nail Designs: As told you before toe nail designs are not that messy task. Look at the given picture, isn’t it stunning design?

Shouldering it right!

Online shopping in India is something that we were probably not even aware of till few years ago. The sudden growth and boom of this thing called e-commerce, has led to this whole new revolution in the last few years, which has in turn, given rise to online fashion stores. Psychology says that shopping is actually deeply related to our emotions. We, the women, are engineered differently than the men. While sitting on the couch and watching cricket matches will not help us in any way to feel better, digging into some online shopping fashion while relaxing on the sofa will certainly help us! The easiest way to check out the hottest fashion trends, straight out of the runway, is now just a few clicks away.

Speaking of the hottest trends for 2016, the off shoulder tops and off shoulder dresses are definitely going to rule the charts in the latest dresses for girls.  We all have noticed how trends which are once a rage often disappear with changing times, only to resurface after several years, a bit modified to flow with the winds of change. Off shoulder tops, or rather off shoulder dresses are definitely

Delicious Beef Recipes To Cook For Holiday

When it comes to holiday, everything should be special. Start from home decoration to the food to eat. Especially for the food part, if you prefer something simpler than usual, beef recipes holiday herein will help you. Beforehand, to cook the recipe you normally need 65 minutes, 20 minutes for preparation, and 45 minutes to cook the beef. Nevertheless, the time that is used to cook can be varied depending on the way you prepare the food and the amount of material that you use. Are you ready? Making the recipe way more delicious, you can add mushroom if you want.

 

It is not about the taste only, but also the nutrients that you get from both beef and mushroom, thence, mushroom in this recipe is recommended. Another ingredients you need to prepare, they are; salt, butter, vegetable oil, onion, garlic, sweet soy sauce, leek, black pepper,and Royco seasoning with beef. Add the flavor to the beef, it is important that you mix the beef with vegetable oil, black pepper, Royco seasoning, and garlic, evenly. Heated the pan afterward, then put butter to melt. Until the color of your beef is changed, stir fry with the melted butter.

 

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6 Tips to Help You Choose the Right Lingerie

As you’re probably aware, shopping for lingerie can be a difficult task. You want to find something that you can feel comfortable and sexy in. It is finding the balance between comfort and sexiness that many women have trouble with. With the right combination, you can exude confidence. If you have struggled to pick out an outfit, here are six tips to help you choose the right lingerie.

#1 – Draw Attention to Your Best Assets

Do not limit yourself to shopping for lingerie based on your overall body shape. Using the concepts of pear-shaped or apple-shaped bodies will not do you any good. Instead, focus on drawing attention to your best assets.

For example, if you have a large bust, make sure that you find a bra that offers proper support. Look for demi-cut bras and corsets. A teddy or a lingerie set with a built-in bra will simply not provide the support that you need, resulting in discomfort.

For those with long legs or a nice butt, you can draw more attention to these assets by wearing slips with a slit up the thigh and a garter belt. This can place more of the focus on the length of your legs or

Great Companion for Every Purpose

When it comes to choose best companion, you will not only need to choose the tour guide. Why don’t you get more? Escorts have been a solution for many people who feel lonely in the city when they are in business trip. Don’t be worried because there are many choices of escorts you can choose. Even there is a choice of gent escort that will satisfy your need. As it is one of the best way to travel and enjoy your trip you can manage having them in great, great things and you will get unforgettable memories. Don’t forget to find greatness of your trip with many services they offer.

Have you ever been in a business trip and getting tired with your conditions? The existence of deadlines and many things you have to pursue for target is stressful at the time. This is a condition where, especially in stressful business trip, you have to be happy and relaxed. Believe it or not, the greatness of your performance in business presentation relies on how you get yourself relaxed in the days. Therefore, you have to find some refreshment before you can be in your best condition. Getting to spa or

Tips to Buy Bridal Wedding Sarees

15As we know that sarees are always favorite among Indian women rater than any other traditional dress. And when it comes to shop for bridal wear sarees take the first place in it. With changing times different kinds of designs have also come up in wedding sarees. From sequins, mirror work, to patchwork many types of sarees are available nowadays. If you located in Delhi, then you know where to go for, but if you are coming from outside, then you need to know where to go for bridal shopping other than Chandni Chowk. There are many other places to shop for bridal wear. Here are few names of the places where you can look for your wedding sarees.

Places to Shop for Wedding Sarees

Exhibitions

You must visit these exhibitions like Bridal Asia or Vivaha. Here you will get an opportunity to see the works of various designers both famous and also not so famous ones. These exhibitions have ahuge collection in respect of bridal wear. You may buy things from here as

The fashion scout and the cop: Scanning the streets with similar methods for different targets

New York City fashion scouts and police officers often rely on a well-honed gut instinct to help make critical judgments of total strangers.

One group hunts beauty; the other, criminality — all in the same concrete jungle.

But these apparently disparate groups of expert evaluators actually have a lot in common, according to research by the University of Cincinnati’s Stephanie Sadre-Orafai.

“These seemingly common sense ways of evaluating criminality and/or beauty are culturally, socially and historically located, and they are connected,” says Sadre-Orafai, an assistant professor of anthropology in UC’s McMicken College of Arts & Sciences. “Their similarities reveal a broader cultural logic that has the potential to be shifted but is reinforced daily through the institutionalization and public acceptance of these practices.”

Sadre-Orafai will present her research “Street Suspicion: Experts & Types in Post-9/11 New York City” at the American Anthropological Association’s (AAA) 112th annual meeting to be held Nov. 20-24 in Chicago.

“As much as we say appearance doesn’t matter, it does matter,” Sadre-Orafai says. “This research is trying to link together how New York City as a space gets carved up in particular ways — where you find the criminal elements and where you find the beautiful elements. These really aren’t disparate

Online fashion shopping is here to stay

Online fashion shopping seems to be the latest trend in town. Thanks to the technological invention called internet, we can shop till we drop simply by sitting at home.

There are a lot of Online shopping websites in the present day as many people now prefer to shop on the internet. These days fashion is at its pinnacle and so are hectic lifestyles. People have no time apart from work and to go shopping on top of all that stress is just too much work. As a consequence, people these days prefer to simply log on to the net and shopping from the comfort of their home or office.

These days there so many online websites on the internet that it is difficult to judge which one to surf on and which one to reliably shop from. The more worrying part is that there quite a few bogus websites also and many people have thus completely shied away from shopping online. So we have to ensure that the Online shopping websites we visit or shop from are completely authentic and reliable.

A few precautionary steps you can take to ensure that the website is safe and secure are:

  1. Payment mode: check whether the payment

Mathematical model gives fashion advice

Researchers at the Institute of Robotics and Industrial Informatics (IRI), a joint research centre of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), have developed a mathematical model that is able to assess whether a person is fashionably dressed and to give advice on how to make the outfit more fashionable.

The creators are IRI researchers Edgar Simo-Serra and Francesc Moreno-Noguer and University of Toronto researchers Sanja Fidler and Raquel Urtasun. The algorithm was presented in the paper “Neuroaesthetics in Fashion: Modeling the Perception of Fashionability” at the 2015 Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), the world’s most important conference in this field, which was held in Boston (USA) in June.

The aim of the work is to build mathematical models that are able to understand the concept of fashion, that is, what makes a particular form of dress fashionable or unfashionable, and based on that, to make recommendations on how to dress.

To do this, the researchers created an Internet fashion dataset of over 144,000 user posts with images and associated information. The new algorithm was then able to predict how fashionable the clothes in the images were by using the “likes”

Baby Dior Is child fashion the new trend

Dressing for the occasion is the new code to create that perfect first impression on your potential employer or your spouse. Fashion today is not just meant for the old and the middle aged people. Baby stuff now involves fashionable baby clothes. Today, there are several designer brands and fashion houses that have started manufacturing an exclusive line of clothing for children, ranging from one year to twenty years. It always helps to stay updated about the latest fashion trends. This way, you become aware of what is in and also there is so much of change in the apparel industry that today clothes are no more manufactured just from the aesthetic point of view but comfort and practicality are also given equal important. Kids’ designer wear has come a long way. In the 70s and 80s, there were a few departmental clothing stores that only stocked a select set of dresses for boys and girls. However, times have changed and today you can find kids’ dresses in all kinds of styles, colors and combinations. Even though you may find it expensive to invest in designer wear for your little one, it doesn’t hurt to purchase a designer outfit for

Learn to Recycle Your Fashion

Incorporating fashion in your life can be quite costly. Especially nowadays, trends just keep on popping out from everywhere like wild mushrooms. When one trend sprouts, another dies, thus, what you bought three months ago may already be unfashionable. That’s how quickly your fashion assets become expenses. It helps to read a couple of false eyelashes reviews just to get up to speed with fashion.

One thing that is a common problem of people, particularly women, is waking up and having trouble choosing what to wear. They would say that they have nothing to put on when in fact, their closet overflows with different types of clothing and accessories. But worry no more because with the use of your creativity, your old clothes may turn into a new one.

Have you ever thought about wearing something out of recycled materials? It might seem a bit silly and you may think it is cheap, but in reality, this can be beneficial both to you and your environment. Here are some things that you can make out of your old fashion wears.

Statement T-shirts. Tees with big, bold letters printed on it never really gets old. One thing you can do with your old t-shirt

Fashion Lessons From Donna Karan

No prima donna, that Donna Karan.

By closing shop at age 66 — Karan announced last week that she’s relinquishing her daily duties as chief designer of her namesake company — the visionary is stepping away from the world of fashion with her style legacy intact and her bared shoulders held high. Thanks to her shapely 1980s power suits and draped skirts, we finally stopped kvetching about our weight and learned to love fashion. Karan — no size 2 herself — knew precisely which illusions would fix or flatter every bump and bulge.

If her ideas were cloned, copycatted and knocked off by just about everyone, it’s because, quite simply, they worked — and still do.

Karan and I grew up in the same Long Island town (Hewlett), then attended Parsons School of Design together in Manhattan. We were friendly-ish for a while, then drifted apart when super fame hit, but her style lessons never left me. They still influence both my personal wardrobe and my professional work as a fashion editor.

Here, then, seven Donna-isms to live by:

Start with seven basics. Donna pared down our overstuffed closets to a 24/7 wardrobe of multitasking, mix-and-match pieces — businesslike, stylish, sexy on demand. Her original

Our 7 Biggest Fashion Mistakes

I call them “retro addicts”: women who buy and wear the same stuff over and over again, mistakenly convinced it’s possible to age out of new fashion trends. Try telling that to Iris Apfel!

Mistake 2: Still wanting to “paint it black.”

Give black a break, already! Navy blue, coffee brown, inky plum, maroon and charcoal gray all perform the same sort of slim-and-trim tricks.

You can select one color and go monochromatic from head to toe. Alternatively, pair any dark hue with any other.

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The secret is to keep the contrast level low: No color or piece should be significantly lighter or brighter than its fellows. A latte-brown suede skirt works with a navy turtleneck, for example, because they’re equally dark. Try squinting at the combo; if nothing jumps out, you’re good to go.

Mistake 3: Buying leggings or capris.

Tailored pants are back — and ready to make you look 5 pounds thinner.

But there’s a problem: Our 50-plus brains see a pair of tailored pants and automatically think, “Ohhh — serious work clothes.”

So switch off that reaction loop and start treating tailored pants like your favorite broken-in jeans. Wear them with

How are ordinary consumers transforming the fashion business

One of the most important shifts of the 21st century is the ability of consumers to participate in markets they love such as music and fashion. A new study in the Journal of Consumer Research reveals how ordinary consumers have changed the inner workings of the fashion business by sharing their passion for fashion on a wide variety of websites.

“The accumulation of rather small, individually incremental, innovations in existing practices by consumers can cumulatively help to usher in important market-level changes in the institutional work that supports a market, the categories of actors within it, and the underlying logics that inform it,” write authors Pierre-Yann Dolbec and Eileen Fischer (both York University).

By studying highly engaged fashion consumers such as bloggers and members of web forums and outfit sharing websites, the authors identified three important changes resulting from the participation of ordinary consumers in the fashion market.

Consumers have taken on some of the work that was previously done exclusively by professionals such as stylists and photographers by curating looks and creating images on outfit sharing websites. The online activities and interactions of consumers have also fueled the emergence of popular fashion bloggers who now attend fashions shows alongside

Roman Originals co-founder Peter Christodoulou on how viral image left company sitting pretty

Blue and black or white and gold? That was the question on everyone’s lips in February this year when a photograph of a dress manufactured by the British company Roman Originals went viral, sending internet users across the globe into meltdown.

“We woke up one morning and had the world and the media coming down upon us,” Roman Originals co-founder, Peter Christodoulou, told i. In one week more than 10 million tweets referencing what had become known as “The Dress” (or “#Dressgate”) had been posted.

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“It exposed Roman, the brand, to the whole world,” said Mr Christodoulou, 56, from Lichfield, near Birmingham. “We were really happy. It was such a buzz for all of our staff.”

Originally Mr Christodoulou had hoped to sell around 200 of the lace-detail body-con dress per week. But it flew off the rails and, in just a week and a half, 3,000 had been snapped up.

The dress as it appears on the company’s website

While the photograph of The Dress proved exceptionally divisive – even staff at Roman Originals head office were at loggerheads – in other images, the dress is clearly blue

Samantha Cameron: Will the PM’s wife launch her own clothing label when her husband bows out

Fashion loves rumour-mongering. It implies (often fallaciously) that the teller somehow has an inside track on an about-to-break scenario, that they got there first, which is all important. It also gives us all something to talk about while the shows are running behind schedule, which they are doing right now in always-tardy Milan, where it is the penultimate day of spring/summer 2016 shows.

Politics adores gossip too. It’s rare the two can genuinely coalesce. But the latest subject of persistent rumour, in the front rows and Westminster tea rooms alike, is that Samantha Cameron is quite deep in talks to launch her own clothing label of some description.

Samantha Cameron’s role in promoting the fashion industry is easily comparable to that of Michelle Obama in America (Rex)

Potentially, this is geared to various comments regarding David Cameron’s political future. The Prime Minister himself stated back in March that political terms “are like Shredded Wheat: two are wonderful but three might just be too many”. This has since been firmed up, and we know he is to stand down some time before 2020. The big uncertainty is when, but that raises further questions, such as: what would Cameron – or

Want To Be A Fashion Stylist?

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What a hair stylist does for your ‘do, a fashion stylist does for your wardrobe!

It is the job of a fashion stylist to help a client figure out what “look” he or she desires and then help him or her get it. If a rocker chick is looking to tone it down for an interview, if an aspiring executive hopes to look the part, if a politician needs a new image, or if a mom desires to reclaim a lost sense of style and sophistication, he or she might consult a fashion stylist.

Ultimately, a fashion stylist is an image consultant. Professionals in this line of work have a keen fashion sense that is paired with an equally strong ability to recognize the desires and individuality of their clients. It is no big secret: we come in all shapes and sizes, and we have various personalities and lifestyles. We all want to look good, but we all want to look…well, like ourselves. A fashion stylist knows

The Mystery of Fashion Trends

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This summer it is “boho” chic. Last summer, it was preppy sailor simplicity. In the late 90’s it was the grunge look. Yellow is the new black. Jeans are the new business casual. And on. And on. Yes, I am writing of fashion trends. The latest look, style, and color floods the covers of magazines, the shelves of retailers from Saks to H & M, the bodies of celebrities and television characters and, undoubtedly, is able to get enough of us to buy into it (literally and figuratively) to validate the whole cycle. So, while most of us are easily able to grasp this continuously perpetuating cycle of saturating the public with the latest, greatest duds, questions remain: how does a trend start? Who makes this decision? Why does it work?Well, to be perfectly honest, there is no definitive answer to the myth that is a fashion trend. But, while the exact formula is

Reasons To Go To Fashion Design School

Did You Know…..The Art Institutes offer degree programs in fashion design, fashion marketing, fashion merchandising, and others at dozens of campuses across the US. Learn more about the Art Institute campus near you.

You are creative. You can sew. You have a sketchbook of designs the Hilton sisters will drool over. So, why go to fashion school? There are many reasons:

1. You will be taught.

The study of fashion design involves hands-on training, so, yes, you can prepare yourself by developing many skills on your own. However, when you choose to pursue a fashion design degree, you are choosing to be taught.

What does this mean? You will interact with instructors and professors who will teach you new and advanced skills. You will be critiqued and your technique will be perfected through exchanges with other students.

As a fashion design student, you will have the time and opportunity to hone and perfect your craft without the pressures of clients and your career.

2. You will be inspired.

Who will you encounter in fashion school? Other talented, excited, inspired young artists. Design school affords fashion students the opportunity to experiment and feed off of the energy and innovation of other students. In our opinion,

Why Work When You Can Design?

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Are your school notebooks literally filled with creative illustrations of fashion design concepts that no-one has ever seen? If so, you may have already found that getting in the door of a reputable fashion design firm, is almost impossible without the right experience or credentials to make your resume stand out. Whether you’re interested in a career working in fashion design, fashion editing, fashion merchandising; you can’t get taken seriously if you can’t get noticed.

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