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Nancy Mangano is an American beauty/fashion/style influencer, fashion journalist, screenwriter and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series. Visit Nancy on her global online fashion/style/beauty magazine Strutting in Style! at https://www.struttinginstyle.com, her Facebook page Nancy Mangano at  https://www.facebook.com/nancymmangano/  Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano and her author website http://www.nancymangano.com

 

Contour, Contour, Contour!

Contour is a word we often hear in the world of beauty. It relates to makeup procedures, but what exactly is contouring? Contouring is a magical cosmetic technique that can give you the cheekbones of Angelina Jolie and enhance the natural shape of your face. Contouring goes hand-in-hand with highlighting.

Contouring is produced by placing a warm or cool toned color that is two shades darker than your skin color in areas such as the hollows of the cheeks, the side of the nose and/or on the temples to give your face a shadow and or slimming effect. Complement your contour with a highlight stick or powder that is one to two shades lighter than your skin color on areas that are more prominent such as on the apples of the cheeks, the tip of the nose and the T-zone.

For the perfect contouring outcome, you must first identify your face’s natural shape. Is it oval, long, round, square, heart, or diamond-shaped?

How to Master the Cool, Chic Contour Technique:

  1. Two Contour Foundation Sticks (one to two shades darker than your skin tone, one to two shades lighter than your skin tone).
  2. Apply a base foundation to your skin.
  3. Map Your Face: Use the darker contour stick to trace your temples, cheekbones, and nose area.
  4. Blend: Use a damp beauty blender to blend the contour into the foundation.
  5. Get Lit: Use the lighter contour stick under your eyes, forehead and bridge of the nose. Blend with a damp beauty blender.
  6. Powder Dust: Use a fluffy brush to dust off loose translucent face powder.

Sculpt your face to perfection when you follow the perfect contouring directions!

Contouring the shape of your face and features can be that easy to achieve. For those who want this fabulous makeup technique but feel like you don’t have the skills for it, simply experiment. As with anything new, practice makes perfect. You’ll become the contour wizard in no time.

Fun Fact: Obtain Hollywood glamour with contour sticks! Did you know that in the 1950s actresses like Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor contoured their faces to enhance their unique features?

So, what are you waiting for? Get that Hollywood glamour look with contour sticks. Whether you’re feeling confident about your skills, or you choose to book a professional makeup artist for a day of pampering beauty, a sculpted, chiseled face can be achieved the contour way.

In the realm of cosmetics, contouring is here to stay.

Create a chiseled face through contouring!

Nancy Mangano is an American beauty/fashion/style influencer, fashion journalist, screenwriter and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series. Visit Nancy on her global online fashion/style/beauty magazine Strutting in Style! at https://www.struttinginstyle.com, her Facebook page Nancy Mangano at  https://www.facebook.com/nancymmangano/  Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano and her author website http://www.nancymangano.com

 

 

 

 

There is something sleek, sensual and sassy about showing just a tad bit of the midriff section. When you are dressed elegantly, or femininely, or playfully, yet a mere portion of your midriff skin is exposed, the look can be classy and clean.

Fashionably fit and flashy in a crop top, as the midriff is on display and out to play when wearing a crop top.

A crop top is a piece of clothing, covering the upper body, but cut short to end above the naval, thereby exposing the midriff area. Midriff is a particular term referring to the human body between the thorax/chest and the pelvis/hips.

In some cultures, exposure of the midriff is socially discouraged or even banned, and the Western culture has historically been resistant to midriff-baring styles. Baring the midriff was introduced into Western fashion in 1932 by Madeleine Vionnet when she presented an evening gown with strategically cut openings at the waist. Fashion designer Bill Blass, when speaking of the crop top/midriff shirt once said, “It is too difficult. Women will much more readily wear bare-back or plunging neckline styles.” However, crop tops do indeed make many appearances on the catwalks/runways of high fashion!

The crop top: haute couture.

Women’s fashion in the 1960s saw a spike in crop tops and midriff baring shirts due to the sexual revolution, and in the 1970s with the popularity of halter tops and tube tops.

Midriff Fun Fact: Midriff is a term used to describe:

  1. The belly area.
  2. A synonym for the waist.
  3. A name for the area below the diaphragm (particularly including the stomach region).

During the 1980s, pop star Madonna appeared in bare midriff looks in her performances and music videos, which helped spread the crop top into mainstream fashion.

For Indian women, baring the midriff has always been considered fashionable attire. Indian women have traditionally worn saris that bare the midriff, especially South Indian women. The cholis, worn by Indian women, exposes a thin section of midriff, usually 3 to 4 inches. And, as we all know, the Eastern art of belly dancing places the female midriff on center stage!

Currently in Hollywood, the bare midriff is becoming the trend. This midriff look flaunts one of the most desired symbols of beauty and health today: a flat, toned abdomen (abs). Jane magazine fashion editor Elizabeth Kiester stated, “A woman’s stomach and waist is the most feminine part of her body. It’s sexy, but not overtly sexy like cleavage.” Many celebrities have been draped in crop top midriff outfits while walking the red carpet, on stage and in fashion photo shoots.

In addition to the sexy front side that crop tops show off, many crop tops have adorable styles on the backside as well!

During the 1940s, schools with dress codes added the bare midriff look and all crop tops to the forbidden list. The enforcement of such rules depends on the school itself, although the majority of public and private schools ban the crop top, unless a tank top or undershirt is worn underneath that covers up the midriff skin.

When abs are toned and only a wee section of midriff is showing, crop tops add a fit, flashy, fashionable demeanor to a stylish outfit!

Midriff Fun Fact: According to the PBS Frontline documentary, “The Merchants of Cool”, “midriff” is a marketing classification for an American teenage female who is characterized as prematurely adult and consumed by appearances.

Crop tops accentuate health and vitality, with a hint of peek-a-boo playfulness, when worn with skirts, pants, trousers, shorts or capri pants! When adorned with the proper accessories and shoes, crop tops can make or break an outfit.

Comfortable and classy in a crop top. Sexy yet subtle.

Crop Top Tip: A crop top can be worn with a bottom garment that fits either above or below the naval. Both ways present their own flattering flair!

Go chic. Go cool. Go crop top. Ramp up your outfit in a cool crop top!

Nancy Mangano is an American beauty/fashion/style influencer, fashion journalist, screenwriter and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series. Visit Nancy on her global online fashion/style/beauty magazine Strutting in Style! at https://www.struttinginstyle.com, her Facebook page Nancy Mangano at  https://www.facebook.com/nancymmangano/  Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano and her author website http://www.nancymangano.com

 

I believe that I speak for all fashion fanatics when I say that a must have skirt to accentuate any wardrobe is a pencil skirt! Pencil skirts are adorable and slinky, all mixed together as one. Sensual, stylish and sensational.

Glamour girl eye candy!

In my novel Murder Can Be Messy, the Beverly Hills socialite Victoria Belmont has dressed herself in a stylish pencil skirt merely to meet with a hopeful hit man to devise a plan of action to kill her philandering husband. A true fashion plate always dresses for the occasion, whether the event is on the right end or the wrong end of the law.

For hopeless fashionistas, clothes make or break the mood!

A pencil skirt is a slim-fitting skirt with a straight, narrow cut. The skirt is named for its shape: long and slim like a pencil. Generally the hem falls to, or just below, the knee and is tailored for a close fit. Usually the skirt is a waist skirt, and often times will button up the front or the back, or have a back slit or a side slit, as pencil skirts tend to fit snuggly and can restrict movement due to the slim, narrow shape.

This isn’t all bad. When walking in a pencil skirt, you must take smaller, more graceful steps, and the slower gait sends out a sexy vibe, much like a cat slinking across the street.

Trust me, I speak from experience. You aren’t going to win any foot races while wearing a pencil skirt, but you will win a fashion contest! Activities such as climbing ladders and riding bicycles can be very difficult in a pencil skirt, but you will probably gain a spectator audience.

Although pencil skirts generally do stop just below the knee, there are shorter versions of the skirt. I prefer when the skirt hugs the hips, becomes narrower over the thighs and then hugs the knees! This is an extremely alluring look.

Pencil skirts wear well with pumps, stilettos, platforms or boots!

The French designer Christian Dior introduced the classic modern pencil skirt in the late 1940s. Although the skirt looks great with a loose or a tight blouse or top, a jacket along with the skirt creates a sharp business suit look and would work well in any office or professional setting.

Points to Remember When Wearing a Pencil Skirt:

  1. Entering and exiting a car gracefully takes practice.
  2. When sitting, the skirt hugs your knees together, which could feel restrictive.
  3. Your thighs may feel a little warm due to reduced ventilation, but on the flip side, your skirt is less likely to be blown up by gusts of wind.

Pencils aren’t just for school! Who said pencils were meant for the classroom?

Point to remember: If someone asks you if they can borrow your pencil, look around for any onlookers before you remove your skirt in public.

Play the fashion game right in a gorgeous pencil skirt!

Nancy Mangano is an American beauty/fashion/style influencer, fashion journalist, screenwriter and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series. Visit Nancy on her global online fashion/style/beauty magazine Strutting in Style! at https://www.struttinginstyle.com, her Facebook page Nancy Mangano at  https://www.facebook.com/nancymmangano/  Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano and her author website http://www.nancymangano.com

 

Would you dare to go out in public playing peek-a-boo?  Peek-a-boo fashion, that is! The answer probably depends on where you are going, and on how much skin you will actually be showing.

Peek-a-boo clothing is, well, showy! Whether you are dressed in a garment that exposes just a little bit of skin, or if you are adorned in a barely-there outfit, peek-a-boo garments are definitely seen as as fabulously fierce fashion fabrics.

Most of us are familiar with the game Peek-a-boo. Peek-a-boo is a game usually played with babies or small children. In the game, the older player hides his/her face, either behind an object or behind their hands, and then pops back into the baby’s or child’s view, and says “Peek-a-boo!” Sometimes followed by “I see you!”

Peek-a-boo clothing takes its name by having some portions of the garment’s material absent, or open, thereby creating an image where the wearer shows a little bit of skin that is often hidden behind a full garment, hence the name peek-a-boo. A portion of generally covered up skin pops out. Sheer, see through fabric is also another element of peek-a-boo clothing

Punchy, playful, powerful!

Here is a photograph of me wearing a peek-a-boo top. The open space in my black top that shows a portion of my upper chest area (appearing as if a stretch of the material has been removed) constitutes this top as a peek-a-boo item of clothing.

Peek-a-boo clothes are playful, provocative and are a great way to show a little sex appeal in a nice way!

You say a lot by showing a little. The term less is more does apply with peek-a-boo clothes, which can walk a thin line between peep fun and peepshow.

Peek-a-boo clothes can show open skin, use see through mesh material to show skin, and play peek-a-boo in the back side of the garment, as well as in the front of the garment.

Peek-a-boo clothing, if worn tastefully, creates a fun, fashion forward look that titillates and teases the senses in a playful, alluring way. For everyday wear or evening wear, too much peek-a-boo can appear vulgar or crude.

Fashion Fun Fact: The trick with pulling peek-a-boo clothing off to perfection is to show just enough skin so as to entice and wet the visual appetite. Sexy and sensual and stylish! Leave your admirers wanting more!
Can we say vivid imaginations?

Peek-a-boo! I see you!

When peek-a-boo ensembles are mixed with regal, classy clothes, the phrase is “Peek-a-boo, we all see you.” Yes, everyone in the room will be staring at you and your attractive “peek-a-boo” confidence.

When you want to show off your lovely legs, peek-a-boo stockings and pants are a great way to go. Not only are the leg hugging clothing energetic and fun, but they provide some warmth that you wouldn’t get if you went completely bare legged.

Fashionable, frisky and fierce!

Musical Peek-a-Boo Fun Fact: “Peek-a-Boo” is a song by the English alternative rock band Siouxsie and the Banshees. The song was released in 1988 as the first single from the band’s ninth studio album Peepshow. The music paper Melody Maker described the song as a ‘brightly unexpected mixture of black steel and pop disturbance” and qualified its genre as “thirties hip hop.” Are you brave enough and daring enough to go out dressed in fashion frisky peek-a-boo?

Stimulate a fashion frenzy with a mixture of seduction and sensibility.

Peek-a-boo! Every eye in the room is stuck on you!

Release your inner child and play peek-a-boo – fashion, that is!

Nancy Mangano is an American beauty/fashion/style influencer, fashion journalist, screenwriter and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series. Visit Nancy on her global online fashion/style/beauty magazine Strutting in Style! at https://www.struttinginstyle.com, her Facebook page Nancy Mangano at  https://www.facebook.com/nancymmangano/  Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano and her author website http://www.nancymangano.com

 

A popular, pretty and never outdated top to wear with skirts, pants and shorts is the beautiful and feminine top known around the globe as the blouse.

A blouse is a loose-fitting upper garment that can be either gathered at the waist or hang loosely over the wearer’s body. Blouses come in various styles, patterns (floral, print, solid color) and cuts, and are made from a variety of fabrics. Some common material for blouses is cotton, lace and silk cloth. Blouses may or may not include a collar and sleeves.

Blouses run the gamut from standard, no nonsense, professional attire all the way to frilly, lacy, fancy apparel. Many blouses resemble men’s dress shirts in the way the blouse buttons up the front, has a firm collar and long sleeves that button at the wrists.

Blouse is a French word meaning “dust coat” and has become a common word in the English language. Blouses were rarely a part of the fashionable woman’s wardrobe until the 1890s. Before that time, blouses were popular for informal wear in styles that mirrored peasant or traditional clothing. A simple blouse with a plain skirt was the standard dress for the female workforce in the 1890s. In the early 1900s, elaborate blouses, such as the lingerie blouse (heavily decorated with lace and embroidery) and blouses with tucks and pleats became immensely sought after for both office and evening wear.

Tailoring can provide a closer fit to the wearer’s shape. This form fitted look is achieved with sewing of features such as princess seams or darting in the waist and/or bust.

Nancy’s Fashion Tip: I think that tailored, form fitted blouses look real nice with solid-color pencil skirts or either high waisted or hip hugger pants!

Generally a front button up blouse should be worn with the top button or two top buttons open, for better comfort. This look wears real well when the blouse is worn as the sole top, or when the blouse is worn underneath a blazer or a jacket. A striking necklace or choker to decorate the neck and open chest area when added with the blouse creates a stylish, feminine look.

Other cuts of blouses zip up the side, slip on over your head or button up the back. Many of these blouses are fancier to look at compared to the standard shirt blouse, and they can dress up and doll up your outfit merely by their divine elegance.

Sheer blouses and lace blouses are ultra feminine and sensual. These blouses can be worn with dress slacks and skirts to create a fancier look, or they can be worn with casual or denim slacks, skirts and shorts to give off a more youthful, yet alluring vibe!

A blouse is by far a nice, comfortable flowy top that is much more classy than a cotton shirt or t-shirt!

Nancy’s Tip for Wearing a Long-Sleeved Blouse on a Warm Day: Roll up the sleeves to above the elbows. I think rolled-up sleeves is a great, fun look. Not only does it allow you to wear the blouse even in warm weather, but it emits a cute, cool, fashionable image!

Blouses are elegant, pretty and always in style!

So whether your tastes run more casual and sporty, or more girly girl and dolly, there are numerous styles and types of blouses to satisfy your particular, unique fashion sense.
From sensible to sensational!
From practical to prissy!
From downplay to darling!

Blouses mix and match with most all outfits!

Nancy Mangano is an American beauty/fashion/style influencer, fashion journalist, screenwriter and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series. Visit Nancy on her global online fashion/style/beauty magazine Strutting in Style! at https://www.struttinginstyle.com, her Facebook page Nancy Mangano at  https://www.facebook.com/nancymmangano/  Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano and her author website http://www.nancymangano.com

 

We all want to look and feel our best, displaying our signature style for the world to see. The problem? With everyone’s busy lifestyle, we don’t always have the time or the means to get ourselves camera ready each morning. The best way to remedy that? Treat yourself to a day of professional beauty and pampering.

We all deserve special treatment once in a while, and who better to treat you to something grand, relaxing and rewarding than you yourself?

If you shop around wisely, you can find spas, hair salons, nail salons and more businesses that will doll you up at  a reasonable price.  Beauty and wellness apps exist where you can book glamour treatments directly from your phone.

Gifted health and beauty professionals specialize in making their clients feel and look good from head-to-toe. What can you expect from splurging on a professional glam day? Speed, quality, efficiency and great results.

Professional Health and Beauty Services At Your Fingertips:

  1. Makeup Artists
  2. Wax Specialists
  3. Estheticians
  4. Massage Therapists
  5. Hair Services (Haircuts, Hairstyles, Weaves, Blowouts)
  6. Nail Artists

Wow! You’ll feel and look rested and rejuvenated and how!

Pro pamper days well worth the cost!

A professional glam up session provides health and beauty services that will make others stop and stare!

If you’re a die-hard glamour girl, you probably enjoy doing your makeup, giving yourself facials, painting your fingernail and toenails, and doing all things glam. But once in awhile, splurging on yourself and leaving the “dolling up” to professionals feels so worthwhile and satisfying.  A day in the salon can be well worth every penny spent!

Here’s a fun glamour conversation for your reading pleasure:

“Your hair and nails look simply marvelous. The treatments must have been expensive and long.”

“Actually my gussy up makeover took very little time and my pocketbook is still strong.”

Professionalism, convenience, pampering for days. Booking pro appointments makes sense for the busy, fashion-forward gal in oh so many ways!

Treat yourself. You’re worth it!

Nancy Mangano is an American beauty/fashion/style influencer, fashion journalist, screenwriter and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series. Visit Nancy on her global online fashion/style/beauty magazine Strutting in Style! at https://www.struttinginstyle.com, her Facebook page Nancy Mangano at  https://www.facebook.com/nancymmangano/  Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano and her author website http://www.nancymangano.com

 

 

 

 

Not many fabrics or materials that are used to make fabulous clothing are as stylish and pleasing to look at as velvet. The word “velvet” conjurs up images of softness, luxury, glamour and royalty.

Velvet can appear smooth to the touch and very victorious!

Velvet is a type of woven tufted fabric in which the cut threads are evenly distributed, with a short dense pile, giving the material a distinctive, furry feel. When someone uses the word velvety, this is an adjective used to mean “smooth lke velvet.”

The phrase “as smooth as a velvet glove” has earned its reputation. Velvet slides onto the skin silky smooth, and feels slightly furry and fuzzy to the touch.

Velvet is used to make all types of clothing, from pants, to dresses, to skirts, to jackets, to hats, to shoes, to purses, to gloves, to shorts and beyond! Velvet is woven on a special loom that weaves two thicknesses of velvet at the same time. The two pieces are then cut apart to create the pile effect, and the two lengths of fabric are wound on separate take-up rolls.

Velvet Fun Fact: Velvet was expensive to make before industrial power looms became available. Velvet is difficult to clean because of its pile, but modern dry cleaning methods make cleaning velvet more feasible. Velvet pile is created by warp or vertical yarns and velveteen pile is created by weft or fill yarns. No matter how velvet is created, one must admit that the alluring fabric is created beautifully.

Velvet can be made from many different kinds of fibers, traditionally silk. Velvet that is made entirely from silk has market pieces of several hundred US dollars per yard. Cotton can also be used, though this often results in a slightly less luxurious fabric. Other fibers that can be used to make velvet materials are linen, mohair and wool.

Velvet pants are adorable! Velvet pants worn with feminine blouses and/or velvet jackets and blazers make for gorgeous fashion ensembles!

For those of you that want to work out in style, or dress casual chic for a shopping excursion in some high class but cozy duds, velvet sweat suits are the sassy way to go. Velvet sweats are the complete mixture of trendy and comfortable!

Traditionally, velvet is associated with nobility. Velvet was first introduced to Baghdad during the rule of Harun Al-rashid by Kashmiri merchants and to Al-Andalus by Ziryab. In the Mamluk era, Cairo was the world’s largest producer of velvet.

Velvet Fun Fact: In 1399, King Richard II of England directed in his will that his body should be clothed in velveto.
Dead or alive, velvet screams glamour.

Step out being kings and queens when your beautiful body is cloaked in classic velvet clothing!

Various Types of Velvet:

  1. Chiffon: Lightweight velvet on a sheer silk or rayon chiffon base.
  2. Crushed: Velvet where the pile uses cut and uncut loops to create a pattern.
  3. Devore: A velvet treated with a caustic solution to dissolve areas of the pile, creating a velvet pattern upon a sheer or lightweight base fabric.
  4. Embossed: A metal roller is used to heat-stamp the fabric, producing a pattern.
  5. Hammered: This type is lustrous, appears dappled and a bit crushed.
  6. Mirror: A type of exceptionally soft and light crushed velvet.
  7. Pile-on-Pile: A luxurious type of velvet woven with piles of differing heights to create a pattern.
  8. Plain: Commonly made of cotton, this type of velvet has a firm hand and can be used for many purposes.
  9. Velveteen: Imitation velvet normally made of cotton or a combination of cotton and silk.
  10. Wedding Ring or Ring Velvet: Another term for devore and/or chiffon velvets which are allegedly fine enough to be drawn through a ring.

Velvet is very versatile and very much in demand!

In addition to decorating yourself in the fantastic, scrumptious material that is velvet, why not let your accessories speak that you are indeed regal royalty?

How you view yourself and carry yourself is truly expressed through your clothing. So give a shout to velvet, and view yourself as being on top of the world! King or queen of the mountain (or the catwalk)!

The earliest sources of European artistic velvets were Lucca, Genoa, Florence and Venice, which continued to send out rich velvet textures! Rich, regal, royal and riveting never looked so velvety smooth.

Shimmer and shine your way into fashion forward finesse.

Velvet:
Sheer elegance,
Feminine and fancy,
Seductive and sensuous.
Get the velvet touch both soft and smooth as a velvet glove!

Vavavoom velvet!

Nancy Mangano is an American beauty/fashion/style influencer, fashion journalist, screenwriter and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series. Visit Nancy on her global online fashion/style/beauty magazine Strutting in Style! at https://www.struttinginstyle.com, her Facebook page Nancy Mangano at  https://www.facebook.com/nancymmangano/  Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano and her author website http://www.nancymangano.com

Give me a head with beautiful hair, long or short. Bald is sexy too!

Sure, hair looks lovely when worn with feminine, bouncy curls, or pulled back in a ponytail or braid. But there is something about straight, sleek, gorgeous hair that simply shouts style!

It makes no difference if your hair preference is long or short. There is no denying that sleek, silky, straight hair looks fabulous! Not only does it frame all face shapes, it also wears well with all types of clothing and garments. Yes, even hats!

Sleek, Straight Hair Tip: When parting your hair, a middle part looks sexy and bold. For a softer, more feminine look, go with  side part.

For a knockout look that will bang one out of the park, wispy or blunt bangs worn with straight hair looks youthful, playful, and stylish.  Sensual and sexy!

Three Ways to Straighten Your Hair:

  1. Using a hot iron or flat iron.
  2. Using a blow dryer or hair dryer.
  3. Using a styling brush and hair straightening products.

Hot irons work well because they provide heat, and heat acts as a natural hair straightener. If you take small sections of your hair and run the hot/flat iron down each section from the scalp to the ends, your hair will obtain the silky straight texture that you are trying to create!

 

There are four types of hair classifications: straight hair, wavy hair, curly hair, and kinky hair. Whatever your natural hair type is, they are all attractive and beautiful. All types of hair can be styled for a straight fall.

Long or short straight hair is chic, stylish, trendy, and classy for a head of hair that mixes sweet school girl with savvy and sassy!

Silky, straight hair, when seen from the back, creates a look that is sure to excite and cause a fashion heart attack! Wow, you look like a true fashion diva and “all that!”

Great news! For those of you with brittle or damaged hair, you can still obtain glamorous, shiny, straight tresses naturally, without heat, by using these methods:

  1. Continually brush wet hair until it air dries.
  2. If your hair is wet, wrap it tightly in a towel or scarf. Sleep on it to reduce frizz. In the morning, unwrap the towel and brush out the hair.
  3. Twist your hair into a bun. Wrap damp hair into a bun and don’t cover the hair. Let your hair air dry, then brush it out.

Voila, straight hair for days with these three easy, heat-free ways!

Straight Hair – Stylish Hair!

Nancy Mangano is an American beauty/fashion/style influencer, fashion journalist, screenwriter and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series. Visit Nancy on her global online fashion/style/beauty magazine Strutting in Style! at https://www.struttinginstyle.com, her Facebook page Nancy Mangano at  https://www.facebook.com/nancymmangano/  Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano and her author website http://www.nancymangano.com

 

 

 

Fuzzy, fluffy fur coats, vests and boots are snuggly and lovely. To many people, wearing clothing made out of real fur is a no no, for both the animal and the person draped in the soft duds.

Welcome, faux fur!

Faux fur, also called fun fur and fake fur, is any material made of synthetic fibers designed to resemble real fur, normally as part of a piece of clothing. Faux fur can be sewn on a sewing machine. While faux fur contains the warmth, glamour and high fashion essence that real fur provides, unlike natural fur, fake fur is ethical and animal cruelty free.

Create a stir wrapped in fabulous faux fur!

Faux Fur Fun Fact: Fake fur isn’t only used in clothing. Faux fur is used to make stuffed animals, fashion accessories and home decorations, such as pillows, bedding and throw items. Faux fur was first introduced in 1929 and has been commercially available since the 1950s, but the faux fur’s increase in popularity has been credited to its promotion by animal rights and animal welfare organizations, which claim that faux fur rocks in the fact that it saves the lives of innocent animals.

“Excuse me, you are looking quite foxy in that fluffy fox fur that you are wearing.”
“Oh, this is fluffy faux fox fur. The fox didn’t feel like sharing!”

Blow them away coated in faux fur coats whose fashion charm and pizzazz are here to stay.

Advantages of Using Faux Fur in Clothing:

  1. Faux fur is humane and animal cruelty free
  2. Faux fur is a fabric (as opposed to real hair/fur) therefore, it is easy to sew with
  3. Faux fur doesn’t require or encourage breeding of animals in factory farms (as real fur does)
  4. Faux fur doesn’t require cold storage to prevent deterioration
  5. Faux fur doesn’t appear appetizing to moths
  6. Faux fur is gorgeous to look at

Materials that can be used to make faux fur include blends of acrylic and modacrylic polymers derived from coal, air, water, limestone and petroleum.

Boots, the perfect winter shoe, always appear stylish and fashion forward when the magnificent, furry shoes are walking toward you! Keep your feet warm and your look pure glam when your boots are coated in faux fur raccoon or ram!

Faux Fur Fun Fact: Fake fur has been increasingly used in mainstream fashion. Abercrombie & Fitch and American Eagle use faux fur for trapper hats and jackets. In the Russian Army, fish fur is used as a slang term for the fake fur that is used on winter clothing and hats. Major fashion icons, such as Ralph Lauren and Chanel, have promoted faux fur in their runway collections.

Look too real to be true when dressed in faux fur, which will surely do grandly for you!
Faux fur makes perfect coats, vests, hats, shawls, etc. to wear in the rain, as the synthetic materials will not rot or smell if they get wet or drenched. Faux fur equals no stench.

So much of fashion allows you to create magical, ethereal, over the top illusions of elegance and wonderment. Battling the cold and braving icy elements in faux fur is chic, trendy and relevant. Fashion is fierce, fantastic and fabulous fun. Faux fur, no matter how the fake hair is worn, always looks well done.

Make a real entrance in faux fur. Fake fur looks like the real deal!

Whether you are adorned in faux fur to be cozy and warm, or merely to tear up the town, when dressed in fake fur you will both create and survive a fashion storm and a natural storm.

Faux Fur Tip: Faux fur is the perfect fashion item to wear on special occasions! Feel like a million bucks in a garment that is reasonably priced!

With faux fur you save animals lives and your money, as faux fur is much less expensive than real fur.

My words ring true! Fake fur makes for a fabulous you! Now, why would I lie to you?

Nancy Mangano is an American beauty/fashion/style influencer, fashion journalist, screenwriter and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series. Visit Nancy on her global online fashion/style/beauty magazine Strutting in Style! at https://www.struttinginstyle.com, her Facebook page Nancy Mangano at  https://www.facebook.com/nancymmangano/  Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano and her author website http://www.nancymangano.com