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Anyone who has ever had a professional foot massage knows they feel wonderful. There is something about getting your feet rubbed and pampered that is relaxing, rejuvenating and restoring to your mental and physical health. On top of that, having your toenails painted and decorated adds pizzazz and glamour to your princess toes and feet.

A pedicure is a cosmetic treatment of the feet and toenails, normally done for aesthetic and therapeutic purposes. Pedicures are popular throughout the world, particularly for women, but are gaining popularity with men as well.

Both professional and do-it-yourself pedicures feel oh so extra sweet! An extra special foot treat!

For those of you that crave a pleasant pedicure, yet don’t have the time or pocketbook to visit a salon, do-it-yourself (DIY) pedicures are fun, easy and invigorating!

How to Give Yourself a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Pedicure:

  1. Buff your feet when dry, not wet, and use a foot file on the heels, balls of the feet and the edges of the toes.
  2. Fill a large bowl with warm water and a reviving soak solution. Soak the feet for approximately 10 minutes.
  3. Massage your feet with a foot scrub to get rid of dead skin, then rinse.
  4. Dry your feet and gently push back the cuticles of your toes with a Qtip or cuticle cream.
  5. Cut, file and shape your toenails to your desired length and shape.
  6. Massage your clean feet with a rich foot lotion.
  7. If you wish to paint your toenails, wipe away any excess foot lotion and apply a clear base coat of nail polish to your toes.
  8. Polish the toenails with the color(s) of your choice. Add jewels, stones, etc. if preferred.
  9. Apply a top coat of clear nail polish to add shimmer and shine to your toenails, and to prevent the nail polish from chipping.

Wahlah, an at home pedicure is that easy to do for you!

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Pedicure Tip: Although fashion is a unique choice, I prefer manicures and pedicures where the nail polish on the fingernails is the same color as the nail polish on the toes. Of course, it is an individual preference and not everyone agrees with me. If you prefer a French manicure on your fingernails and blue or black nail polish on your toes, then go for it! Your hands, your feet, your preference. Anything goes!

Pedicure Fun Fact: People have been pedicuring their nails for more than 4,000 years. In southern Babylonia, noblemen used solid gold tools to give themselves manicures and pedicures. The use of fingernail polish can be traced back even further. Originating in China in 3000 BC, nail color indicated one’s social status: royal fingernails were painted black and red. Ancient Egyptians have been manicuring all the way back to 2300 BC.

 

Popular Tools and Nail Cosmetics:

  1. Acetone
  2. Cotton Balls
  3. Cuticle Cream
  4. Cuticle Pusher or Cuticle Nipper
  5. Foot Bath
  6. Lotion
  7. Nail Buffer
  8. Nail File
  9. Orangewood Sticks
  10. Toenail Clippers
  11. Toe Spacers

Pedicure Fun Fact: Pedicures take approximately 45 minutes to an hour. Much longer if you want to soak your tired, aching feet in a hot water bowl or shower for over an hour! Refreshing!

Pamper your feet with a pleasing pedicure!

“I simply adore your baby blue toenail polish and the toe rings that you have on.”

“Massaging and decorating my feet and toes feels relaxing and soothing all day long.”

“The matching baby blue polish on your fingernails is striking to see.”

“The bedazzled ornaments on my pinkie fingers are oh so beautiful to me.”

“You clearly care about the appearance of your hands and your feet.”

“Looking at my own creative nail art and footwork is a real treat!”

Slip your gorgeous, perfectly pedicured feet into summer sandals for a hot, sizzling look that turns up the heat!

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 http://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

 

 

 

Love them or dread them, skinny jeans aren’t going anywhere, except perhaps in your closet or wrapped on your body. The myth that skinny jeans can only be worn by thin people is just that, a myth. The term “skinny” as it relates to the jeans refers to the cut of the pants, as the pants fit straight up and down. Stretch skinny jeans work real well for expanding and fitting various body types.

Skinny jeans are worn by both men and women, generally have an extremely tight fit and have a tapered leg. Skinny jeans are made of denim. You know a true skinny jean by the snug fit through the legs, and the hem ends in a small leg opening that can be anywhere from 9 inches to 20 inches, depending on the size of the pants.

The skinny jeans style of pants are also known as slim-fit pants, drainpipes, stovepipes, tight pants, cigarette pants, pencil pants and skinnies.

Get the true skinny on skinny jeans!

In addition to blue denim, skinny jeans can be found in most all colors, and many times the pants material contains some spandex (2% to 4%), which makes the pants easier to put on and take off, and allows the fabric to cling to the body. Some styles of skinny jeans have bottom hems that actually hug the ankles.

Skinny jeans look great in both high waisted and hip hugger cuts. Depending on where you are going or what accessories you are wearing, you can dress down with skinny jeans, or ramp your look up. For a casual look, why not wear tennis shoes and a T-shirt along with your skinny jeans? For a look that is dressy and classy, go with denim skinny jeans, a silk blouse and four or five inch heels, preferably patent leather. This creates an aura that appears chic, stylish and trendy. Drape a strand of pearls around your neck to add the last splash of classic!

Since the 1950s, skinny jeans have come in and out of style. In contrast to the bell-bottoms that were huge in the 1970s, many punk rockers and glam band artists continued to wear tight skinny jeans (think Poison, Motley Crue and Bon Jovi).

Fashion is all about taking risks and finding your unique, signature style that works and defines you! Whether you’re a man or a woman, this famous saying holds: To thine own self be true!

Remember, wearing skinny jeans doesn’t mean you have to be a “skinny-minnie”! As long as your jeans fit well, and you feel like rocking the mainstream jeans, then you’ll look swell! For those of you who prefer the look of skinny jeans, yet you want a bit more room and comfort, there are cuts of jeans that come close to the skinny jean but leave your hips and legs a touch of breathing room!

Perhaps you’re someone who craves beauty and fashion, but doesn’t dare to wear much denim. Why not slink the stylish you into a new pair of jeans and become the denim diva star that you are? Wow, a brand new you! Who knew?

Skinny jeans are ideal for tucking into boots (ankle boots, knee high boots and/or thigh high boots) as the pants fit tight on the calves and ankles, allowing the pant legs to stay snug in the boot, and not slink up and out! No continuing to tuck your pant legs back into your boots all day! In some styles, zippers are needed at the bottom of the legs to help you pull the pants over your feet. I think skinny jeans with zippers near the feet are adorable and a visual fashion treat!

Sexy, sassy, stylish and keen, look your best in an alluring pair of skinny jeans, you gorgeous fashion machine!

“I need a pick me up today. Perhaps I’ll go to the mall.”

“A day of shopping and pampering ourselves helps us all.”

“I’m thinking of buying a black velvet blazer and a fitted pair of jeans.”

“You’ll look like a sexy siren vixen…truly make the fashion scene.”

“I might get a patent leather clutch and patent leather stiletto heels.”

“With bargain prices, the walking fashion plate will find great deals!”

Skinny Jeans: Steal the scene you denim diva queen!

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 http://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

 

 

 

If it’s true what they say, beauty is in the “eye” of the beholder, then why not decorate and adorn your precious peepers with the epitome of eye shadow beauty, the smokey eye? The smokey eye is a distinctive cosmetic blend of eye shadow, eyeliner and mascara applied in a way that gives a sultry, dramatic, dazzling look to the eyes. Since the eyes are the window to our souls, the smokey eye allows us to see ourselves and the world through glamorous, gorgeous, mesmerizing eyes!

We all know that eye shadow is a makeup item that is applied on the eyelids and under the eyebrows. Did you know that eye shadow adds depth and dimension to your eyes, can complement your eye color, can be used to make your eyes appear larger, or simply to draw attention to your eyes? In a nutshell, various forms and shades of eye shadows make your eyes stand out and look more attractive.

Smokey eyes are, well, smokin’ hot!

Smokey eyes definitely radiate with high end glamour, and the smokin’ hot appearance can be captured in just a few easy steps.

How to Apply the Perfect Smokey Eye:

1. Prep the Eyelid: Swipe an eye shadow primer (base) across the upper and lower eye area and let it dry.
2. Select the Colors of Eye Shadow: Smokey eyes work best when you use a dark and a lighter color (brown and gold, dark blue and light blue, etc.) Beauty knows no bounds…you can use whatever shades you desire!
3. Apply Eyeliner: Apply eyeliner above the entire upper lash line, drawing the line thicker in the middle of the eye.
4. Blend in Color on Bottom Lashes: The bottom color is one of the main elements of the smokey eye look. Run an eyeliner pencil under the entire bottom lashes and smudge the line with your finger or Qtip. You can also apply some eye shadow and smudge the eyeliner and eye shadow together.
5. Apply Base Color: The key to a fabulous smokey eye is pairing a lighter base with a darker hue. Sweep in a light, glistening shadow over the eyelids to the browbase.
6. Blend in the Darker Color: Blend in the darker color of eye shadow starting at your lash line, blending up. Blend the color into the lash line so that the eyeliner disappears.
7. Check Your Work: Make certain that both eyes match and rub out any smears or smudges with a Qtip.
8. Apply Lots of Mascara: Thick, dramatic mascara is a must to finish off the alluring smokey eye effect. Apply enough coats that the lashes look long, thick and dark. Black mascara works best for the ultimate look. False eyelashes can be applied if preferred.

Congratulations! You have mastered the smokey eye! Sizzling!

Eye Shadow Fun Fact: Have you ever wondered what ingredients are used to make the eye catching eye shadow that you love to wear? Common ingredients in eye shadows consist of talc, mica, sericite, magnesium stearate, colorants and preservatives. Fillers in eye shadows are primarily talc. The liquid binders are typically silicone and the dry binders are usually magnesium stearate. In order to make a perfectly blended eye shadow, there has to be a balance between the fillers, dry binders and liquid binders.

Where there’s smoke there’s fire? Show the fire in your eyes with the dramatic smokey eye!

Eye Shadow Fun Fact: Many people use eye shadow to simply improve their appearance, but it is also commonly used in theater and other plays, to create a memorable look, with bright, bold colors. Depending on skin tone and the shades of eye shadows selected, the effect of eye shadow usually brings out the glamour and gains attention. The use of eye shadow attempts to replicate the natural eye shadow that some women exhibit due to a natural contrasting pigmentation on their eyelids. Natural eye shadow can range anywhere from a glossy shine to one’s eyelids, to a pinkish tone, or even a silver look.

Whether your eye shadow comes a la natural or applied from a case, when you spruce up your eyes with the signature smokey eye, you’ll be a true fashion and beauty plate!

Eye Makeup Removal Fun Fact: To remove the eye shadow and all of the hard work that you’ve put into mastering the smokey eye, a commercial eye makeup remover can be used, as well as a rich face wash. You may also go with water and a gentle soap. Eye shadow, eyeliner and mascara also wipes clean with baby oil or petroleum jelly. You may also purchase makeup removal wipes at salons and beauty supply stores.

Jeepers, creepers! Where did you get those smokey eye peepers?

“I feel like I need a night on the town. Would you like to go dancing at a club with me?”

“I don’t want to sound like a party pooper, but sometimes the clubs are too smokey to see.”

“Perhaps we can find a no smoking club, where the only smoke will be our smokey eyes.”

“Then I’m up for it. Some good music, dancing and munchies sounds “de-stress” wise.”

“Having some fun, dancing, mingling and a good time is what I need to relax as well.”

“Let’s go over dramatic with the alluring smokey eye. Tomorrow we’ll have a story to tell!”

Smokey Eye: Eye makeup perfection. Get the beauty connection!

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 http://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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grunge fashion is the clothing, accessories and hairstyles of the grunge music genre and subculture which emerged in mid-1980s Seattle, and had reached wide popularity by the early 1990s. Embraced by Generation X as anti-fashion, grunge contrasts from the flashy excessiveness of the 1980s. Grunge fashion is characterized by durable and timeless thrift-store clothing, often worn in a loose, androgynous manner to de-emphasize the human physique/silhouette.

The grunge style of clothing was popularized by music artists Kurt Cobain, Courtney Love and Pearl Jam.

Grunge Fun Fact: The term grunge was adopted by the music industry for a style of music that had become widely popular in the American northwest during the early 1990s. The term grunge first appeared in 1972, but it didn’t become a used term in widespread media until the late 1980s, influenced by the surge and decline of punk. This view made its mark on the youth of the time and translated into their choice of fashion.

The grunge fashion look started out as a combination of male and female fashion, consisting of mundane everyday clothing that could be worn everywhere. Grunge consisted of such garments as oversized striped sweaters, ripped jeans, converse tennis shoes, and unkempt hair. As grunge fashion entered the mainstream, flannel shirts and Doc Martens boots were worn as anti-fashion statements.

 

Grunge clothing returns with fashion action!

In women’s fashion in the 1990s, less was more and dressing down was an acceptable norm. For shoes, women started wearing clunky combat boots and Doc Martens. They typically wore slip dresses with flannels, flannels and ripped jeans, and plaid garments in layers. The clothing was paired with simple jewelry such as chokers and hoop earrings, along with dark, rich colored lipsticks. Bell bottom jeans from the 1970s came back into grunge fashion, along with baby doll T-shirts. When flannels were worn, they were oversized or tied around the waist. Hairstyles included the half-up, half-down style, and messy hair highlighted the grunge look.

Grunge Fun Fact: Fashion designer Marc Jacobs was the first designer who brought grunge to the luxury platform. In 1992, Jacobs, as the creative director of women’s design at Perry Ellis, debuted a spring collection that was inspired by grunge. The collection included some iconic grunge lines such as flannel shirts, printed grassy dresses, Doc Martens boots and knitted skullcaps. This collection became a badge of cool to the grunge culture. A few years later in 1997, Jacobs joined the French luxury brand Louis Vuitton.

Grunge clothing as a true fashion statement marches on!

Grunge Fun Fact: Grunge in men’s fashion is popular and making a mainstream comeback. Grunge is influenced by disheveled and androgynous thrift-store clothing, defined by a looseness that de-emphasizes the body’s shape. The male grunge look consists of second hand or shabby T-shirts with slogans, band logos, etc. A plaid shirt generally accompanies the T-shirt, along with ripped or faded jeans. Black combat style boots top off the outfit. Basically, the clothing is inexpensive, durable and timeless. It also runs against the grain of the flashy aesthetics in fashion that existed in the 1980s.

Grunge fashion is pure fashion fun for all generations…fashion king and queens everyone!

Grunge Today: According to a 2013 Today magazine article, the 1990s grunge is making a comeback after New York Fashion Week (NYFW), when designers shared their interpretations of Seattle’s early 1990s boho chic. This led to grunge fashion appearing in shopping malls and grunge inspired back to school looks, helping to bring the grunge look back in style today.

As fashion and music often mix, much like models and rock stars often marry, grunge fashion was born from the grunge subculture of alternative rock during the mid 1980s. The early grunge movement revolved around Seattle’s independent record label Sub Pop, and that region’s underground music scene. By the early 1990s, the popularity of grunge music had spread, with grunge bands appearing in California, then emerging in other parts of the United States and Australia, building strong followings and signing major record deals.

A byproduct of grunge music? A passion for wearing grunge fashion!

From haute couture to grunge…there is no denying that dressed down, comfortable, non-conforming grunge fashion can appeal to everyone!

“I love your ensemble of loose fitted clothes and ripped up jeans.”

“Whether I’m dressed for the Oscars or dressed in grunge, I am a fashion queen!”

“You carry the grunge style off as if the look is timeless and effortless.”

“I adorn myself in grunge in either flannels, skirts and boots or a baby doll dress.”

“My tastes tend to run more dressy and upscale. I doubt the grunge look will work on me.”

“Anyone can acclimate their style to the recognizable grunge look. Try it and see!”

Grunge: An off-beat, trendy mode of dress that works for everyone, is stylish and fun!

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 http://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

 

 

 

With the Thanksgiving holiday fast approaching, one sure way to enjoy and match your mood to the festive atmosphere is to doll up in the warm, glowing seasonal colors of oranges and golds. Sometimes it is fun to match and coordinate your makeup color combinations with the weather, your outfit, your mood, etc. Why not match it to the holiday!
Although I am one to experiment with makeup and feel that whichever color choices are preferred by the wearer are the right color combos, I think that gold eye shadows (whether glittered, cream or powder) and bold, ornamental orange lips look splendid together and absolutely smashing!

Eye Shadow Fun Fact: Eye shadow is a cosmetic that is applied on the eyelids and under the eyebrows. Eye shadow is commonly used to make the wearer’s eyes stand out or look more attractive. Eye shadow can add depth and dimension to one’s eyes, complement the eye color, make one’s eyes appear larger, or simply draw attention to the eyes. Eye shadow is usually made from a powder and mica, but can also be found in liquid, pencil, cream or mousse form.
Lipstick Fun Fact: Lipstick is a cosmetic product containing pigments, oils, waxes and emollients that apply color, texture and protection to the lips. Wax provides the structure to the solid lipstick. Lipsticks may be made from several waxes such as beeswax, ozokerite and candelilla wax. Because of its high melting point, Carnauba wax is the key ingredient in terms of strengthening the lipstick. Various oils and fats are used in lipstick, such as olive oil, mineral oil, cocoa butter, lanolin and petrolatum.
Nancy Mangano’s Makeup Tip: When it comes to the eyes and the lips, gold eye shadows and orange lipsticks appear alluring, warm and hip! I highly recommend you try it!

Gold Fun Fact: The color gold is the color of success, achievement and triumph. Associated with abundance and prosperity, luxury and quality, prestige and sophistication, value and elegance, the psychology of the color implies affluence, material wealth and extravagance!
Radiate and luxuriate your face in glowing, glorious, gorgeous gold eye shadow tones!
Orange Fun Fact: The color orange radiates warmth and happiness, combining the physical energy and stimulation of red with the cheerfulness of yellow. Orange offers emotional strength in difficult times. The bold, bright, upbeat color helps us bounce back from disappointment and despair, assisting in recovery from grief.
Coat your luscious lips with opulent orange shades and turn your frown upside down. A kissable orange mouth stands out in any crowd!


If bright golds and oranges are too much for you and you adore the color scheme but prefer a more toned down look, you can still stick to fabulous, fashionable golds and oranges with these various shades of the colors:
Various Shades of the Color Gold:

  1. Light Brown
  2. Beige
  3. Bronze
  4. Tan

Various Shades of the Color Orange:

  1. Peach
  2. Golden Orange
  3. Amber
  4. Burnt Orange
  5. Tangerine

The warm effects of orange and gold! Eye shadow and lipstick combinations to behold!

Depending on your skin tone (light/fair, medium, olive, dark) gold and orange makeup combinations work well and both enhance and bring out your features. Gold shades of eye shadows look rich, regal and trendy. Orange lips look the bomb (much like a classic red painted lip) and can be noticed clear across the room!
Lipstick Fun Fact: Lipstick is such a powerful cosmetic, being both sensual and sexual. Ancient Sumerian men and women were probably the first to invent and wear lipstick, about 5,000 years ago. They crushed gemstones and used them to decorate their faces, mainly on the lips and around the eyes. Also around 3000 BC to 1500 BC, women in the ancient Indus Valley Civilization applied red tinted lipstick to their face for decoration. Ancient Egyptians wore lipstick to show social status rather than gender.
Eye Shadow Fun Fact: Eye shadow can be applied in a wide variety of ways, depending upon the desired look and formulation. Typically application is done using fingers or brushes. The most important aspect of applying eye shadow, especially if you are applying more than one color, is to blend well. You desire an over the top dramatic look? Then don’t blend the colors at all, let each color stand out bold on its own!

Lipstick Fashion Tip: If you prefer a dry, more drawn out mouth, use a matte lipstick. If you prefer the wet look, go with a lip gloss. To avoid bleeding and to accentuate the mouth, line your upper and bottom lips with a matching lip liner pencil (or similar shade) to shape and highlight your mouth!
Oh, give me that joyous, sexy, appealing, sensual orange pout! That’s what I’m talking about!

Positive Traits of the Color Gold:

  1. Success
  2. Abundance
  3. Wealth
  4. Understanding
  5. Self-Worth
  6. Wisdom
  7. Compassion
  8. Love
  9. Passion
  10. Charisma

Positive Traits of the Color Orange:

  1. Sociable
  2. Optimistic
  3. Enthusiastic
  4. Cheerful
  5. Independent
  6. Flamboyant
  7. Extroverted
  8. Adventurous
  9. Risk Taker
  10. Warm Hearted

Excellent associated traits for excellent colors of makeup choices! Righteous glamour!

Gold eye shadows and orange lips for autumn/fall is one of the most gorgeous cosmetic color schemes of all!
“Your mesmerizing eyes are speaking to me and your luscious lips I want to kiss!”
“I credit the allure to my gold tone eye shadow and my orange lips you can’t miss.”
“Your face radiates and looks like your complexion and features have been kissed by the sun.”
“Wearing gold tones with orange tones is by far a fabulous color combination on anyone.”
“Can I follow you home or go together to a salon where I can paint up in gold and orange too?”
“I’m flattered that you want to copy me, but great choice, these colors will look simply grand on you.”
Gold Eye Shadows and Orange Lips: I truly hope you both try and enjoy my wonderful makeup tips!

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 http://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
 
 
 

Lace fabric is beautiful. The delicate material is feminine, frilly, doll like and gorgeous. For a fancy fabric that mixes elegance and innocence, lace is a sure hit.
Lace is a delicate fabric made of yarn or thread in an open weblike pattern, made by machine or hand. Originally linen, silk, gold or silver threads were used. Now lace is often made with cotton thread, although linen and silk threads are still available. Manufactured lace may be made of synthetic fibers, and a few modern artists make lace with a fine copper or silver wire instead of thread.


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Lace Fun Fact: The word lace is from Middle English, from Old French las, noose, strin, from Latin laceum, akin to lacere, meaning to entice or ensnare.
The origin of lace is disputed by historians. An Italian claim is a will of 1493 by the Milanese Sforza family. A Flemish claim is lace on the alb or a worshiping priest in a painting about 1485 by Hans Memling. Since lace evolved from other techniques, it is impossible to say that the enticing fabric originated in any one place.
Win the fashion race…dress head to toe in lovely lace!
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The late 16th century marked a rapid development of lace, both needle lace and bobbin lace became dominant in both fashion and home décor. For enhancing the beauty of collars and cuffs, needle lace was embroidered with loops and picots.
Lace fabric was used by clergy of the early Catholic Church as part of vestments in religious ceremonies, but didn’t come into widespread use until the 16th century in the northwestern part of the European continent. The popularity of lace increased rapidly and the cottage industry of lace making spread throughout Europe.
Vintage lace equals great fashion taste!

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Popular Types of Lace:

  1. Bobbin Lace: Lace made with bobbins and a pillow.
  2. Chemical Lace: The stitching area is stitched with embroidery threads that form a continuous motif.
  3. Crocheted Lace: Includes Irish crochet, pineapple crochet and filet crochet.
  4. Cutwork (Whitework) Lace: Lace constructed by removing threads from a woven background, and the remaining threads wrapped or filled with embroidery.
  5. Knitted Lace: Includes Shetland lace, such as the ‘wedding ring shawl’, a lace shawl so fine it can be pulled through a wedding ring.
  6. Knotted Lace: Includes macramé and tatting. Tatted lace is made with a shuttle or a tatting needle.
  7. Machine Made Lace: Any style of lace created or replicated using mechanical means.
  8. Needle Lace: Lace made using a needle and thread. This is the most flexible of the lace making arts.
  9. Tape Lace: This lace makes the tape in the lace as it is worked, or uses a machine or hand made textile strip formed into a design, then joined and embellished with needle or bobbin lace.

Spring to the store at a quick pace to buy glorious, gorgeous garments made of chic, lavish lace!
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Lace Fun Fact: In North America in the 19th century, missionaries spread the knowledge of lace making to the Native American tribes. Saint John Francis Regis helped many country girls stay away from the cities by establishing them in lace making and embroidery trade, which is why he became the Patron Saint of lace making.
The English diarist Samuel Pepys often wrote about the lace used for his, his wife’s and his acquaintances’ clothing, and on May 10, 1669, noted that he intended to remove the gold  lace from the sleeves of  his coat “as it is fit he should”, in order to avoid charges of ostentatious living.
Live in the lap of luxury that lace creates. All fine fashion divas deserve a ‘grand life’ taste!
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Popular Lace Makers:

  1. Giovanna Dandolo
  2. Rosa Elena Egipciaco  Contemporary Lace Maker
  3. Morosina Morosini  1545-1614
  4. Frederico de Vinciolo  16th Century
  5. Barbara Uthmann  1514-1575

To date, inspiring journalists, guilds and foundations show that old techniques with a new twist can challenge young people to create works that can definitely be classified as art.
Show your style, creativity and fashion flair through the elegant, feminine, soft lace that you wear!
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Items Associated with Lace:

  1. Anglo Scotian Mills
  2. Doily
  3. Lippitt Mill
  4. Lacebark
  5. Ribbons
  6. Scranton Lace Company
  7. See-through Clothing

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Always a hit, never a miss, when dressed in luscious lace!
“Your girly girl clothing suits you well, so lovely to the eyes.”
“When you want to dress doll like and fancy, selecting lace fabric is wise.”
“You must have exciting plans to be wearing a dress so fine and fair.”
“I’m a true fashion diva…whether I attend the opera or pump gas I find great clothes to wear.”
“I give your clothing selection today an ultra strong A plus!”
“I request you dress in lovely lace. It’s not a suggestion…it’s a must!”
Lace clothing: A girl never looked so girly and gorgeous!
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Watch for Nancy’s next book in her award winning murder mystery series, Deadly Decisions – A Natalie North Novel, coming to online and retail bookstores on February 24, 2017!
Nancy Mangano is an American fashion journalist and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series, A Passion for Prying and Murder Can Be Messy. Visit Nancy on her author website http://www.nancymangano.com, Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano, her fashion magazine Strutting in Style! at http://www.struttinginstyle.com, and her Facebook fan page Nancy Mangano https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nancy-Mangano/362187023895846
 

Today, February 5, 2017, Super Bowl Sunday in the United States, one thing is certain. Whether you are rooting for the New England Patriots or the Atlanta Falcons, there will be a whole lot of kicking going on!
Hut, hut, hike! Kick a field goal!
Do  you want to watch great football, dine on good food and stay stylish in the process? How about going to a Super Bowl party or restaurant kicking yourself up to a higher fashion notch?
Knee-high boots! Always makes a fashion list at the top!
I have written prior style blog posts on boots in general, ankle boots, thigh-high boots, and from reader responses, people around the world love their boots. Today, let’s highlight knee high boots.
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A boot is a type of footwear and a specific type of shoe. Boots can cover the foot and ankle, extend up the leg, to the knee, up the thigh, or to the hip. Most boots have a heel that  is clearly distinguishable from the rest of the sole, even if the two are made from one piece.
Whether you prefer your boots flat soled, a minor heel, or spiked heels, knee high boots add charm, style and glamour to your feet, as well as to your outfit.
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Boots are traditionally made from leather or rubber, modern boots made from a variety of materials. Boots are worn for functionality, as in protecting your feet and legs from water, snow, mud or hazards, and for providing ankle support. For fashionistas and those who want to rock a gorgeous or a trendy outfit, boots are worn for style and fashion.
Boot Fun Fact: The phrase “give one the boot” means to kick one out of a job, club, or expel someone, literally or figuratively.
If the New England Patriots win the Super Bowl, they will be giving the Atlanta Falcons the boot. If the Falcons take the NFL 2017 Championship, the Patriots get the boot.
Have you got your knee high boots on, ready to spur your preferred team on?
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Knee High Boots Fashion Tip: Knee high boots look best when worn with a skirt or dress that leaves a few inches of leg visible from the top of the boot to the hem of the garment, or when your pant legs are tucked into the boots.
If you are wearing knee high boots, then by all means, show the vogue footwear off!
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Boot History Fun Fact: Early boots consisted of separate leggings, soles and uppers worn together to provide greater ankle protection than shoes or sandals. Around 1000 B.C. these components were more permanently joined to form a single unit that covered the feet and lower leg, often up to the knee. A type of soft leather ankle boots were worn by nomads in eastern Asia, and carried to China, India and Russia, around 1200 to 1500 A.D.
Boot scoot boggie on, global boot lovers! A great pair of boots is a fashion turn on!
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Here a boot, there a boot, everywhere a boot, boot, What a hoot!
Today, if New England comes up to win from a potential loss, or if the Atlanta Falcons are being defeated, and then end up on top, you can break up the party atmosphere by shouting out the popular boot phrase, “The boot is on the other foot now!” Then eat more munchies for emphasis and to heighten the overwhelming excitement!
Knee high boots add glitz and glamour to fabulous fashion power!
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Super Bowl Sunday boot kick! Right over the goalpost!
Popular Types of Boots:

  1. Thigh High Boots
  2. Knee High Boots
  3. Combat Boots
  4. Military Boots
  5. Ankle Boots
  6. Cowboy Boots
  7. Cowgirl Boots
  8. Wedge Boots
  9. Chap Boots
  10. Flat Sole Boots
  11. Snow Boots
  12. Rain Boots
  13. Utility Boots
  14. Moccasin Boots
  15. Go-Go Boots
  16. Ugg Boots
  17. Chelsea Boots
  18. Dress Boots
  19. Valenki Boots

Let’s give a shout and a toot to the fantastic boot!
Whichever team you root for, let your knee high boots give a roar!
Today, on Super Bowl Sunday, may the best boots win!
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Nancy Mangano is an American fashion journalist and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series, A Passion for Prying and Murder Can Be Messy. Visit Nancy on her author website http://www.nancymangano.com, Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano, her fashion magazine Strutting in Style! at http://www.struttinginstyle.com, and her Facebook fan page Nancy Mangano https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nancy-Mangano/362187023895846