Friday, 30 December 2011

Head Scarves as Fashion Trend

Fashion head scarves

Fashion scarves to wrap the head hair growing trend, because people want to try different things in terms of fashion and style. by wearing the scarves people want to show off bold appearance and style their hair a variety that will enable them to transform and look better and can make more elegant appearance.

Head scarves were a regular thing in the 1950s and in the earlier years, but soon the fashion industry began to flourish and the veil is lost in an attempt to revive the fashion industry. However, in 2011, many designers have come up with a scarf fashion that they can be used as a veil. This is really interesting for people who have not tried the old fashion there. Today, the shawl the most to the head has some great designs in it that make it look contemporary and stylish. The colors used for the scarf is very modern and bright and therefore you can use it with different types of clothes you wear every day.

Most of the clothing for the head scarf made? of silk, wool, chiffon, satin, cotton and polyester. However, if you are looking for high-quality fashion for the head scarf then you should look for cashmere shawl pashmina or shawl made? from the finest quality of wool. Designers explore pashmina-silk scarf in every way possible because they have a rich appearance and fabric that really smooth and soft. This scarf mode can be used in all weather and can be used to protect the head, face and neck from the hot summer sun and winter cold than even that hard.

headscarf and coat fashion styles

Scarf head wrap

Choose a scarf based on what works for you and what type of look you are going.

Saturday, 10 December 2011

Finding The Perfect Headscarf Style

Getting ready to go to an extravagant wedding and you decide to experiment with your headscarf hijab to see if you can miraculously look different and beautiful, only to realize through the pictures that in retrospect that was a HUGE MISTAKE. It's true, over 75% women have not found the perfect headscarf hijab style that will make their features shine.

I know I'm not the only one that has gone through a long journey of trying to figure out which headscarves hijab style suits best on me, plenty of girls have gone through this struggle. Case in point, the story above has happened to me every time after a wedding or event. Truth be told, I'm still going through it. Admit it, many of you have tried styles that look so appealing on others and when you try it on it just never looks the same. Point being, ever since Dina Toki-o hit the market with her graceful and effortless hijab scarf style everyone began to experiment with headscarf hijabs, but more than that every girl experimented with wearing head scarves hijab the way Dina sported her hijab scarf.

Truth, most of us look like idiots attempting to get the same headscarf hijab style as beautiful as it looks on her.
Some of us can't get the "point" she creates around the forehead right, some of us stack so much fabric on our heads to get that almost looks like we're wearing a sari on our head instead of a hijab.

I'll be the first to admit, been there and tried that --- and it worked some places but some places it didnt. For example, just because Sophia Bush's hairstyle and pout looks amazing on her does not mean that it'll do justice to me, even though I would love to look like her. Similarly, some colors will look gorgeous on you and on the next person it might just look down right ridiculous. This note is to all the ladies who just haven't found "the one."

I'll hopefully be writing a series on different hijab scarf styles i'll be trying so that i can finally figure out which headscarf hijab suits me and my face type. Hopefully this will help all the sisters out there with different face types/structures find the hijab veil of their dreams, lol. As well as at least this way I'll never have to guess again what my daily hijab style should be ---- i can maybe even MASTEERRR in perfecting it!

How many of you have found yourself in the same rut of not being able to get your headscarf hijab style to be THE ONE for you?Also, are there any particular areas you want me to tackle more specifically? [For example, if the forehead is too big which headscarf hijab style looks best on that kind of face type.]


Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Head Scarves Trend

After being featured in the recent Prada resort collection and being spotted around the streets of the ever fashionable Milan and New York, the questionable head scarf is now back in fashion, and is also currently regarded as one of fashions hottest accessory trends for the coming seasons, with the likes of fashion blogger and model Hanneli Mustaparta following suit.

What was once considered as old fashioned is now an incredibly chic way of updating old wardrobe classics such as the little black dress without breaking your budget! There are also countless ways to wear the look, whether you decide to sport the look on your head or on your hips as a belt – the look can work for just about anyone as long as you can find the print to suit you! Can’t find it in shops? Why not head down to your local market and haggle your way into buying that perfect print? Or simply re-invent an old piece of clothing by giving it a new lease of life as a head scarf! The look doesn’t have to be difficult, but it can definitely be high fashion.

Want to splurge on one of the most talked about pieces this season? Try investing in an original Hermes scarf!

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Beautiful and Hot With Head Scarves

This is one of my favorites style in the use of head scarves, very xexy! ☺ I took this photo from flickr, and it seems like this is a magazine cover.

Saturday, 18 June 2011

Head Scarves - Five Variations You Will Love

The practical head scarf! In the fashion world, head scarves have become a trendy accessory for glamorous models and hip trendsetters. Throughout the years, these have been worn using different variations. Some people use it as a band to simply tie their hair, while others wear it as a turban, wrapping it around their heads. Another chic way you can wear such is by creating a knot so the ends fall subtly on your shoulders.

As a Fashion Accessory: Scarves are being used as fashion accessories by both old and young women. Women who are fashion-inclined prefer to use scarves to accentuate their clothing and features, while conservative women use it simply to protect themselves from the cold weather and rainy days. Furthermore, head scarves are commonly used by women who have gone through chemo therapy for cancer. Due to hair loss, these have been the preferred covering to protect their heads and cover the side effects. Not only are these accessories practical but they also exuding sophistication and class.

Materials that can Be Made into Head Scarves: Head scarves are often made out of the following fabrics: rayon, polyester, cashmere, wool, velvet, cotton, satin, georgette, chiffon, pashmina and silk. Those made out of silk are the most elegant since it keeps you warm and it feels great when they touch your skin. With a wide array of textures and colors, silk scarves are classic pieces to enhance your wardrobe.

Pulling Off the Gypsy Look: You will need a large square or rectangular scarf if you want to sport the gypsy look using a head scarf. Start off by folding the scarf in half to form a triangle, working your way to form another smaller triangle. Covering your forehead, smooth out the long portions of the scarf and tie both ends into a knot tucked under your hair. You have the option to allow the long lengths to hang freely or you could create some space so your hairline can show by tying your scarf loosely.

The Glamorous Look: If you are attending a more sophisticated affair, you can wear a head scarf in a glamorous way as well. You can achieve this look by forming the piece into triangles by folding them in half. Allowing the triangle's point to drop to the back of your head, all you need to do is allow it to drape just a little above your hairline. Afterwards, make sure the two dangling ends cross around the front of your neck or you can simply just tie them into a knot. With this glamorous look, you will be able to make a sophisticated statement without having to go over the top.

Turning into Headbands: If you are planning to spend an afternoon outdoors, turning your head scarves into headbands would probably be the best option for you. You can create this simple look by folding your head scarf lengthwise until you reach your desired thickness. By laying the center of the scarf across your hairline, you should be able to keep it stable on your head while you are bending over. From here, you should move to tying the scarf's ends in a knot at the back of your head to ensure that all the strands of your hair are flipped forward. You will be able to style your swept-back hair to your preferred fashion once it is secure. If you want another variation, you can also tie the scarf headband toward the front for a completely different look.

All in all, all the variations mentioned can be tweaked and re-styled according to your imagination and preference. It all depends on how far you want to go in terms of making a statement. So don't be scared to try out new styles and experiment on your own.

Most scarves are made of 100 percent silk and have a soft and silky feel. Fabulous head scarves can also be gorgeous by adding unique Oriental calligraphy and fringe to give them an added appeal. The most interesting aspect of the red head scarf is that they can be worn with almost attire, whether informal or casual.

Saturday, 11 June 2011

Beauty Tips from a Korean Makeup Artist

Korean woman wear headscarf

Many have envied the flawless and translucent skin of Korean women. Fresh after attending a makeup workshop conducted by Laneige’s International Trainer, Jin Lee (from Seoul) here are a couple of the beauty tips she shared.

So these aren’t beauty tips from just any Korean woman, it’s from a skin care and make-up expert. She reveals how women in Korea take care of their skin. One excellent tip i learned was how to interpret the sun protection information on skin care and makeup labels.

Let’s get on to find out what she divulged shall we?

Your God given hands is a magical massage tool

The palms of your hands will cover your eyes perfectly. When your eyes are tired or stressed, just press the palms of your hands to your eye sockets, applying gentle pressure. That itself is a great massage for your eye area. Go ahead, try it!

Use outward & upwards strokes when washing your face

When washing your face, do not use vertical up-down strokes which will loosen your facial muscles and promote skin sag. Use outward and upward strokes instead. According to Jin Lee, this small change will make a huge difference.

Korean women are really serious about skin care

Laneíge has a basic 4 steps skin care routine after you cleanse your face.

Refiner —> Emulsion —> Essence —> Cream

This sounds more complicated than the tone & moisturize basic steps. Good glowing skin does not come by being lazy.

Prevent premature aging

You start aging at 18! It’s never too early to use anti-aging products and taking extra precautions under the sun – which is the number one cause for premature aging, is vital. Never go out under the hot sun without protection. Nowadays, sun protection is included in makeup and Laneíge’s foundation comes with protection of SPF 22, PA+. Now what does SPF and PA all mean? Read on to find out…

Sun Protection explained

UV A and UV B
There are two types of UV rays which we need to protect ourselves from. UV B has a shorter wave length and causes burning (generates melanin which causes you to get darker & freckles to pop up).

UV A has a longer wave length and penetrates deep within the skin’s collagen and elastin layer and causes aging and fine lines.

When selecting products, here’s how to interpret the sun protection information:

SPF – sun protection factor against UV B

SPF 22 means you get to spend 22 times longer under the sun (than which you would without protection from UV B) before you start burning. Example: If you have fair skin and it takes you 20 minutes in the hot sun to get a sun burn. With SPF 22, you get to spend 440 minutes (22 x 20) in the sun before you start burning.

PA – protects against UV A

PA+ minimum UV A protection
PA++ average UV A protection
PA+++ very high UV A protection

Use whitening products & lots of it!

I used to think that whitening products are for those with fair skin who want to become even fairer! Like Snow White. Women in Korea use whitening products to combat skin pigmentation problems due to hormone imbalance especially during pregnancy. Pigmentation is prone to appear below the eyes, on the upper cheeks. To avoid developing huge freckle like marks on your face during pregnancy, use lots of whitening products.

Detailed Makeup Steps

Korean women apply 17 – 18 products every morning before stepping out of the house! Are you a Korean woman? Do you do this? Anyway, here is the make-up routine of a typical Korean woman who wants to portray having a flawless complexion. There are eleven steps!

1. Preparation: Primer + make-up base (corrects your skin tone)
2. Foundation
3. Conceal imperfection (concealer)
4. Setting: Set and fix foundation with powder or pact (The pact is now the Korean woman’s favourite touch-up item)
5. Highlighting: Enhance vitality with make-up Brightener
6. Eye brow
7. Eye shadow
8. Eyeliner
9. Mascara
10. Lip
11. Blusher

The Many Ways to Wear a Scarf

Here in Cali there is no point in having a lot of winter accessories. It’s warm and sunny more than it’s not and scarves, sweaters and other cold weather accessories are bulky and take up a lot of closet space. Rather than packing those closet hoggers away until next winter, why not re-use them in various ways to spruce up your warm weather accessories? You can save money by using objects you already have, save time by not having to pack up your winter accessories to haul out your summer wardrobe.

Most Californians layer in the winter anyway because most fall and winter days start out cold only to warm up in the afternoon. Here are a few summery inspirations to do with your scarf on warm summer days, or ways to re-work the item with your outfit if you live somewhere life New England where the weather changes more often than people change their underwear.

1. Use it as a belt
This is probably the most obvious thing to do with a scarf in the summer. There are many ways to tie it and get different looks.

2. Use it as a headband
This one is also really popular. You can tie it into your braid, create a bun cover, use it to pull your hair back- depending on the length of your hair really determines how many ways you can wear it.

3. Spruce up your jewelry
Twist it, tie it, braid it, link it. The possibilities are endless. I’ve shown a couple of different ways to wear it as a necklace, add some charms, etc but really the creativity starts and ends with you.

4. Tie it as a necktie
Tied creatively this lightweight scarf looks more like a necktie than a scarf. Use it to spruce up some business outfits in the summer.

5. Wrap it as a sarong
If your scarf is long enough you can use it as a beach wrap/ pool cover up.