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What is Perfume

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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Isaac Mizrahi How to Choose Your Little Red Dress

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The little red dress may not be a staple, but it is a great little dress to have in your closet for occasions when you want to dress up with a little pizzazz.
I can think of several occasions where and understated red dress would have gone perfectly in a situation. Delivering a presentation, going in for a the all important second or third  interview .

A LRD could also become a great staple in your wardrobe, particularly if you have one that can morph from day to evening.

And let’s not forget the all important party dress. Nothing quite say party like a red party dress.

Fashion Tips

The best way to choose a red dress is to know the shade of red you can wear. Go to your favorite cosmetic counter and find a red lipstick  that is perfect for you after all, you’ll need one to go with your dress. Reds like all colors have either a warm cast or a cold cast to them. The color that works best for you is the color that makes your skin glow.

Then armed with that little tube of color you’ll know what will work , it’ll be easier to find the perfect dress. You should almost always look for a shade of red that is rich and subtle not garish or cheap, even a party dress  can sparkle without screaming cheap.

One more thing…its always a good idea to look at clothing under natural daylight. Something that can look great on you at the store under controlled lighting may look hideous under natural light.

Fashion Designer: Isaac Mizrahi

Isaac Mizrahi is not shy of color. You'll not only will you see a LRD in collection but a little green dress, a little blue dress and of course the little black dress. He    was born October 14, 1961, in Brooklyn, New York. He is of Syrian Jewish decent. He attended Parsons School of Design in New York.

In 1991 he won the CFDA Women’s Wear Designer of the Year award. “I don'tlike people to feel completely described by the clothes they wear of mine. I want them to feel that they're describing themselves.” I.M. This is a women’s clothing designer who seems comfortable in his own skin.

He pulls together playful vibrant colors, fur trimmed slippers, glitz, glitter and plaids for one show. His next show might have conservative wool gabardine suits and basic pencil skirts in toned down colors.  Then on to another show of simple shifts and softly flowing coats, gently layered. His main ingredients are always comfortable clothing.

He currently is creative director for Liz Claiborne. “If I just do it, it will take less time than telling someone what I'm thinking, and have them free associate, and then come back to me and I'll hate it and I'll have to redo it.”   Isaac Mizrahi
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Little Red DressChoosing a Little Red Dress 

is the same as choosing a 

Little Black Dress

  1. Little red dress for Top Heavy body type: If your top heavy then the goal to create symmetry is either to minimize the top half or add a bit to the bottom half. The top of the dress should be fairly simple. A scoop or V-neck is the best option for the top. The bottom half of the dress can be simple with some flare, gathers or soft draping. Also stiffer fabric particularly on the bottom half can do the same thing.
  2. LRD for Bottom Heavy or Pear body type: The perfect dress for those of us “me included) is to create symmetry by choosing a dress that has some interesting details on the top half of the dress and very simple skirting on the bottom half. The skirt part of the dress can have soft small gathers or the silhouette itself can be an a-line. What ever you choose look for a dress naturally flairs out at the hem a bit without creating the tent look.
  3. Little red dress for Curvy or Hourglass body type: Personally I think the hourglass body type is the least challenged simply because it is considered the “ideal”, but I have met women who are uncomfortable with their figure. The best way to minimize the hourglass body type is to choose a dress that doesn’t accentuate the waist. A shift or loose sheath dress are probably your best bet.
  4. LRD for Rectangular or Boyish body type: This figures biggest issue is the lack of a defined waistline. So a dress that accentuates the waist is what you should be looking for. Choosing a dress that has some body like a Dupioni silk, crisp organic cotton can be cinched in at the waist with an interesting belt. Also a wrap dress, halter dress, and a sheath silhouette are all god options. Not clingy or loose.
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