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    How to create a gallery wall

    It was found that people living in a beautiful scenic space are indeed happier and that our space affects how we feel. Thankfully we can always turn to the internet for endless inspiration without having to afford a professional interior designer. One way to improve our interiors and adding warmth to our homes is by giving special attention to our walls: Enter the Gallery wall. Having a gallery wall in a room is a simple way to decorate like a pro. In this article we share a few tips to help you build your own gallery wall. Choosing the right wall Choosing a windowless wall, with the least furniture is…

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    The 1940s Fashion

    The style of the 1940s is influencing today’s fashions in many ways: the feminine lines, the flowy fabrics and the delicate patterns. We have compiled a little taste of what the original western 1940s fashion and make up were like. Now you can create your own influences on your wardrobe. CoatsIn the 1940’s women’s coats had large collars and enormous shoulder pads. Fur coatsbecame the trend. HatsWomen rarely wore hats but if they were to wear one it would have been small.Women who worked during the war often had to wear turbans to cover their hair. UndergarmentsBrassieres were cut to lift and accent the women’s breasts, this is similar to…

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    Eyeglasses Fashion

    When it comes to prescription eyewear purchasing decisions, statistics show that women most often make the final choice for themselves, their spouses and their families. Therefore, they are typically the most savvy eyeglass frame shoppers. For women themselves, there are a host of choices on the market today. Many collections of eyeglasses are targeted specifically to women. These are appealing to their fashion, color, and price-conscious senses. And taking a sharp turn from the “unisex” trend that was popular in previous years, many eyeglass frames for women are distinctly feminine in shape, style and coloring. The Top Five Trends in Women’s Eyeglasses Feminine eyewear shapes such as cat-eyes, glamorous larger…

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    Makeover tips for over 60

    Want to give your mom a make over? Here are some great tips for getting older and looking great while you’re getting there. Don’ts Don’t wear baggy, shapeless clothes.  Don’t wear fussy prints like tiny florals.  Don’t wear overdone, fussy styles or details (gold buttons, gold trim, etc.). They are terribly aging.  Don’t think you have to wear skirt suits to look well dressed. Even though they may be “in,” some skirt suits can be very aging. Trousers are generally much more youthful, so a better choice would be a trousersuit or a trouser and coat ensemble.  Don’t shy away from all black. It looks great, especially when textures are…

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    Tropical Chic

    Decorating your house? Tired of Louis XV and Louis XVI furniture? Tropical chic is one of the most popular looks. It includes comfort, warmth, and a touch of the exotic, using jungle themes, restful colours, and natural textural elements. It’s a style that has fresh appeal with touches of traditional. This is not the multi-coloured jungle look you might choose for a child’s room. Instead, it might be defined as “lush minimalism” since it mixes lots of texture and intricate pattern with simple details and a few large accessories. Common motifs include stylized palm trees, large leafed banana plants, animal prints, rattan and leather. This look is most often used…

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    Throwing A Party

    Are you throwing a party in the coming weeks? Our tips may help you. While most of the ideas you see here are basic common sense, it can be of great help as a checklist during the sometimes stressful last days before a large party. The secret to hosting a wonderful party is remarkably simple: Create a relaxed, friendly atmosphere where people feel welcome. And it all starts with you. If you’re a nervous, anxiety-ridden host, you’ll end up with nervous, anxious guests. But, if you set the mood, relax, and enjoy yourself, so will your guests. Successful parties always cost more than expected. Plan to spend at least 1…

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    The Equestrian Look

    If you live in the northern hemisphere, Winter is upon us and it is never too late to explore the must-have looks and moods for the season. A timeless trend, according to our people in the style industry, is the equestrian look. Think about riding trousers, jackets with elbow patches, leather buttons or other riding-inspired touches. Flat or high-heeled riding boots, leather and suede. Jewelry, gloves and handbags with golden bits also fit into this list well. The best way to evoke this style is to bring to your regular wardrobe an element or two of this theme. Try a jockey sweater with well-worn jeans and riding boots. Whatever you…

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    DIY Candles

    Candles were used as early as 3000 BC in Ancient Egypt for light. Today, candles evoke a mood, symbolize celebration, mark romance, and accent décor. All sorts of candles can mean different things. There’s no need to desperately search for that ideal candle anymore… we will actually help you make it!  YOU WILL NEED : PARAFFIN WAX SCENT: herbs, spices, flavourings (a good combination is vanilla and nutmeg). COLOUR: Food colouring/ ink. WICK: Dip cords or heavy string into warm wax and allowing to dry on a sheet of wax paper. MOULD: This is what you will pour the hot wax into. Cans, glass and hard plastics work great for…

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    A definition of Style

    Definition: a distinctive manner of expression ; distinctive manner or custom of behaving or conducting oneself ; particular mode of living ; particular manner or technique by which something is done, created, or performed… You can often find yourself reading style columns, taking their suggestions and applying them to yourself. Style and fashion columns are always full of ideas and can overwhelm us with what’s hot and what’s not. This week on Hanem.com, we thought we should all take a little break from suggestions and re-evaluate what style really means. While most of us have definite preferred styles – contemporary, country, oriental… even simple, sophisticated or hip – style is a…

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    Jeans, Jeans, Jeans

    Rip them, sew on patches or cut off the waistband. Pair them with high-heeled sandals to be an urban princess or with cowboy boots to be a windshield rancher. Jeans transcend age, economic and style barriers. Washes, embellishments, leg openings and labels fluctuate with fashion whims, but jeans themselves have reached iconic status. Denim originated from a fabric produced in Nîmes, France (Levi Strauss de Nîmes which became denim). the most common denim is indigo denim in which the warp thread is dyed while the weft thread is left white. After WWII, jeans evolved into rebel wear for teens and then for the hippies. The ’70s saw an explosion of styles and…