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What is Perfume

What is perfume? Perfume is made from either natural ingredients like the essential oils of plants or the musk of animals, spices and man made chemicals. The mixture of these ingredients are blended with an sd alcohol (which is a very pure form of alcohol) or oil.

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Shopping tip 101 Shopping tip One of the best ways to stay focused while shopping is to take a picture with you out of one of your favorite magazines. If you take an image with you, not only will it help you and a sales staff to pull together the look you want, but it will also help you stay focused on what you came to the store for in the first place as well as save money.
Source your magazines-meaning pull out the information that inspires you, put it in a binder and recycle the rest. I started doing this when I was in college and it has been a lot of fun. It also saves time and space.


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I love womens shoes. I have no idea why I love them as much as I do. It is a true obsession.

All the girls in my family seemed to be afflicted with it, thought some have it more then others.

I thought for the longest it was some weird little oddity that only my family had.

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Goth Fashion

Goth Fashion is a particular style of clothing noted mainly for wearing Black.  Black clothes, black nail polish, black hair, black intense cosmetics.

It also has mystical Wicca kind of feel about it. Having a lot of its roots in Victorian and punk, this look I suspect will be around though will morph with the times.

These day when I think of this look I also think of stylized grunge,t-shirts, vintage belts, asymmetrical leather jackets, long black trench coats,black turtlenecks and black. Jeans with and without rips, and lots of layers and draping.
So what is it about the goths and their love affair with the color black? Black is paired with everything, including other blacks of course, as well as grey, beige, and any other neutral color.

For example, a black Rick Owens’s leather jacket over a grey Vivienne Westwood skirt paired with a Haider Ackermann cotton t-shirt.

For women , is clothing at the height of fashion, with the “take no prisoners” attitude and leaving a wake behind them. These are the women who are willing to take a risk for the sake of personal expression.

They seek out wearable art in every avenue of clothing they wear. Handmade jewelry, old chains with pocket watches paired with Frye harness boots, and plain silver hoops from an import store.

Perhaps chains, bangles, and peace signs, with an old leather Coach tote or a designer backpack from an out-of-the-way vintage shop. The words edgy, hip, and cool, with a little grunge, sleek or chic come to mind.

The label isn't important, what is important, is how you feel in the clothes you wear. How to pull this look together - first, there are no set rules, with the exception that one should wear black, the more black the better.


 Goth Fashion Designer Haider Ackermann

Haider Ackermann

Haider Ackermann was born in 1971 in Santa Fe, Bogota, Columbia.

He was adopted by a French family and his father was a cartographer.

The family moved several times, including Algeria, Ethiopia, Chad and France.

They eventually settled in the Netherlands.

He attended the Royal Academy of Antwerp in 1994.

He worked as an intern for John Galliano’s Paris offices from 1997 to 2002.

He presented his first self-financed women’s collection in Paris in 2002.

He became the head Designer for Ruffo Research and was commissioned to design 2 collections for them. He designed spring/summer and fall/winter collections for Ruffo Research in 2003. In 2004 he won the prestigious Swiss Textiles Award at the Grand Fashion Festival.

Haider Ackermann“It has never been my goal to be an avant-garde designer…. it’s more about discreet, muted colours, and about searching for a certain luxury of not caring…” H. A.

His soft asymmetrical lines, ultra supple second skin leathers,spiraling zippers, and wrapped and draped jerseys all show the daring spirit of an extraordinarily talented artist.

 His draping would have made the Greek gods look like amateurs. It also makes the female form look like a work of art.

“Those memories of Africa, they are all in you as a vague dream…it fades away, but is nevertheless present. It’s simply a part of you and your references." H.A.

1999-2006 they were busy with exhibitions’ for a few Museums: New York, London and Antwerp, create costumes for the plays  “Alice in Bed” “Vec Markopoulos”, premiered their shoe line in Barcelona and launched their lingerie collection.

2008 celebrated their 10th anniversary..
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