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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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Minimalist Style

Less is more" describes the minimalist style.

Jill Sander, Akris, Eileen Fisher, Theory. Hugo boss

The power of simplicity can be intoxicating. Stripped down to it's core elements.

Because there are no embellishments, form, composition and color play a vital role

Precise tailoring attention to the smallest of details, are all signatures of the minimalist.

Deliberate classic perfect precision. Monochromatic colors are all trademarks

So how does one achieve the minimalist look?  
For the minimalist , start with the basics, look at at the most essential pieces of clothing . Pant or slacks that have no additional  or unnecessary pockets or flaps. Tops also need to stay simple. Whether you choose a v-neck sweater a shirt or cardigan, keep it simple. Simple buttons simple stitching. The classics are your best bet.

Sometimes it's difficult to find simple pieces of clothing particularly where the colors aren't  strange and the quality is decent.
Look at vintage shops, consignment shops & Avant Garde boutiques . There are quite a few small clothing stores that offer lines of women's clothing that are made by smaller manufacturers both domestic and foreign.

Lots of these clothes are simple, basic colors with wonderful fabrics and work well for the minimalist look. The price vary all over he board but will most likely not cost near the amount one would pay for a known designer label.

Minimalist Accessories

The Minimalist look isn't complete without simple accessories. Although this look is sparce it makes an interesting backdrop for your favorite accessories.

As you know it's always in the details. So... wear what you love. Here are some of my favorite things to wear . Gloves with a light trench coat, classic heels or boots, simple headbands and clean belts.

Fashion Designer Akrisakris fashion designer

Fuss free clothes is the minimalist style, king of understatement Akris designer Albert Kriemler always comes up with the most beautifully wearable clothes.  He doesn’t go for flash, sparse minimalistic style clothes in luxurious fabrics . The Akris label was founded in 1922 by Albert Kriemler’s grandmothers .  She made polka dot aprons. The label is her initials.

In 1944 Albert’s father Max, took over the business and began producing women’s ready to wear clothes. In 1980 Albert postponed his education to help more in the business and within a few years begun to take over the business. The Akris label is entirely produced in Switzerland.  Akris recently added handbags to his repertoire.  No garish hardware just clean understated designs like his clothing  MORE.....
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