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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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fashion tips for hourglass body types Isaac Mizrahi

Summer Fashion Tips for

Hourglass (figure eight) Body Types

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I happen to think the hourglass body type is the body type that most women strive for. What I have found is the women I have helped with this body type fall in two categories they’re uncomfortable with their curves and want to down play them or they can’t find clothes to accommodate their curvy bodies.

Summer Fashion Tip #1

The easiest way to minimize your curves is to choose simple clothing. Clothing that pulls away a bit from the body without being sloppy will deemphasize the curves without adding weight.

Another way to deemphasize your curves is to wear a top with a drop waist. Also asymmetrical styles are wonderfully enhancing to a curvy body type particularly if they are fairly simple and straightforward. Simple tops, loose fitting gauzy tanks, soft flowing blouses with no detail, lightweight loose cardigans are all good starting places.


Summer Fashion Tip #2

Pants with no pockets are essential in minimizing your hips. Plain flat panel pants that are slightly loose fitting and straight to wide leg  pants  will de-emphasis your curves.

If your waist is a lot smaller then your rear and all the pants you choose pull out at the waist, I suggest you choose very simple pants, preferably without pockets because they will probably have to be brought in at the waist.

Pant without pockets are easier and less expensive to alter then ones with pockets. Another option is to look for pants that have a knit waistline. I know this might sound a little dowdy but there are some very cool not to mention comfortable styles out there. Eileen Fisher and Ralph Loren had some the last I checked.

 If you need jeans look for some with lycra, they’re stretchy and are more forgiving. I have noticed after they’re washed I find the waist actually pulls in.

Summer Fashion Tip #3

Tops can be really challenging. Many women I’ve helped that are very disproportioned in their upper half are women that have had augmentation. Unfortunately most shirts are almost impossible to fit.

If you love shirts then look for some that have a lot of stretch in them and work on fitting your breasts not your shoulders or sleeve length. I have found men’s shirts are easier to fit top-heavy women in this situation. Go to a department store like Nordstrom and chose a man’s shirt, then have a tailor put in darts  to pull in the waist. It’s not expensive to do that and it will save you a lot of heartache.

Summer Fashion Tip #4

Blouses are much easier to find because they’re not as form fitting. Sweaters of better quality usually have more structure and not as clingy. Look for sweaters that have a nice simple neckline and be sure to hand wash them. Wrap dresses are the easiest and most flattering of all dresses to wear for women who are very curvy

Isaac MizrahiFashion Designer: Isaac Mizrahi

Isaac Mizrahi 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 soft  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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