Recently I came across a blog wherein this beautiful picture was posted… Asking me what?? Well below is the picture of a ball used recently by some of the village children.. and its made out of wool.. old socks and such sustainable materail.. Now thats called Sustainable resource utilization.. You can find the whole details at JJ’s Blog
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Summer is on its best in India, and so is the fashion of skirts. Last week I went to a store to buy one for myself.. but on second thoughts I just felt like taking inspiration from what I saw there and created smthing of my own bundle of un-used clothes that have been stocking up ever since I have started to puton a little weight… I understand this problem is faced by every women in India and abroad.. As our body figures keeps on changing.. The same peice of cloth that used to look marvelous on us, starts looking gaudy and makes us shapeless resulting into tons and tons of unused clothing which you cant savour anymore…. Here are some great tips to bring those clothes back to life and back in shape…
After a frivilous search in my closet this is what I came up with. A once upon a time cute top turned out to be a fat emphasizer shapeless top.. It really looked as if i had delibrately got into someone else’s clothes..
Lately I came across a beautiful white georgette saree of my mom, which I always loved but could never gather up the courage to wear it. The saree has these beautiful pink hand-work judas all over it, but the pattern seems old fashion 😦 So everytime I thought I will drape it, I just couldnt find it proper enough to go out with it….No doubt the saree is adorable but a complete no-no for any function…..
So I worked it up with some nice matching lace , restyled it and came up with beautiful and gorgeous overlap Dress too adorable and lovely to wear.. I am sure my mom will like the transformation,,,
Recycling and Restyling is the best thing to turn your old garments into new. We have already seen how to recycle Old clothes to new ones. Today we shall discuss about few other day to day items that can be sucessfully recycled and reused. This way we not only reduce waste, but also safeguard ourselves from emptying our pockets everytime we are in mood of shopping..
Next time you shop.. first think.. What i Need…?? Then remove all your clothes out of your wardrobe and see if you can make that dress you need by restyling any of your existing clothes or not.. If you are in need of a wall piece for your home decor.. See if you can make best out of waste from your existing stuff, and become an inspiration to your young kids.. If you are in need of bag.. check out whether you can use your old bedsheets, jeans, towels, curtains or tin cans and turn them into bags..
Did I say tin cans?? YES Now even that’s possible.. Check out great use of Used Tin cans to make awesome decor for your kid’s bedroom by Heidi Borchers.
Bold is beautiful this Summer!!! Getting Vibrant and intense is the Theme of Fashion 2011 with Bolder vibrant colours. Pantone, the global authority on color, identifies the top 10 fashion colors for spring 2011.
This colour can be mixed with other Bold colour or used as a single block colour. And the magic of this colour is that it goes well with all skin tones…
Coral Rose –
The other colour to rock summer 2011 is Coral rose. This orange red mixture is out to bring back the retro feel with its fresh fragrance… This colour some how brings me the vibes of DUM MARO DUM.. m not talking about the upcoming remake.. I am talking about the original trendsetter… All the orange and red hues giving the lively charm to anyone who carries it… and who better than Zeenat would had carried this vibrant colour… 2011 is back with the corals… Be it a jacket, summer dress, big coral bead necklace, bracelet or just a scarf…. A slight touch of this colour can bring the radiance in you…. and make you ready for the sun of summer…
Beeswax is yet another colour in the shade of orange and yellow which brightens up the summer 2011 with its radiance. This colour needs tactics to be used, It goes great in Georgette plain summer gown with translucent affect, also with lacy dresses. This is a warm colour which can be mixed with a cool shade like lavander and regatta. It goes great with White and grey combo.. This honey warm yellow is the reminiscence of the spices of the east….
Peapod is a fresh spring reminding yellowy green which resemble the color of green buds blooming at the onset of spring. This is a refreshing colour which brings coolness to eyes. This colour gives you the vibe of the onset of the spring season… A lovely patch of this colour can bring life to your look in a sec…
A cool, refreshing colour good for the start of summer…
A turquoise blue colour that gives visuals of glistening Caribbean seas and is a perfect match with honeysuckle pink
This summer its all about getting Bolder…
RED, CORAL ROSE, GREEN, BLUE, YELLOW, SHOCKING PINK and SILVER PEONY (NUDE) are the colours of this season.
The fashion shows are burning hot with striking colours, bold prints, bold cuts, rock influences and Far East-inspired designs. Here and there streaks of 1970’s could be seen in those bold patterns and striking colours.
With Restyle in fashion, Going back to seventy’s and taking your bold colours and satin materials out your wardrobe would be great news for restylers and reusers. Yes, now you can use that old Coral Rose coat of yours over a sexy red tshirt and get bolder…;)
Bold colours are generally used as single colour or with a shade lighter/darker with it. Whereas minimization of jewellery done to emphasize the bold colour effect is quite appealing. Even the make up is going bolder with Red Luscious lips, and bright eye make-ups.
Red colour needs a lot of caution; it can give you a great sensuous make-over as well as can make you all the way Vulgar if not taken care. It’s a risky colour. But whats fun without risk??? Seems our Fashion bugs are out to take risks this summer. Oscars were full of Red lips and now this bold colour rules Indian Fashion Industry too…
We have seen our Oscar Celebrities walk down the red-carpet with bold single coloured gowns and minimum amount of dazzling jewellery (preferably square cut diamonds), high toe-peeps of bold colour (mostly matching the colour of thier dress) to give a classy sober look and accentuated their Lips with a bold colour (shades of red obviously). The red lips are so attractive and eye-catching that the overall look has to be tuned down in order to make it look perfect and classy.
Check out Hollywood Hotties in Reddish Hue, shades of pink and silver Pheony…
Claire Danes in Calvin Klein Collection, Julianne Moore in Lanvin, Natalie Portman in Viktor&Rolf and Emma Stone also in Calvin Klein. The long-sleeved sequin-adorned gowns of 1970’s were striking…
We all saw our Bollywood’s upcoming Diva’s Sonakshi Sinha and Genilia D’souza in Bold Green and Blue Gowns…
While preeti Kapoor sticks to Red and shades of Red for her bridal collection at Lakme Fashion Week.
Sabah Khan and Sabyasachi go out and try the multi coloured look.
Single coloured Jump-suits also make a mark this summer.
This summer it seems will be out of white…..
we shall get to see more of Reds, Browns, Turquoise, Greens… and feel refreshing as ever…
So gals … Don a summer dress, cute Jacket, big coral beads necklace, coral orange headband or cotton scarf – and add a dose of bold colour to your wardrobe. I personally love this Bold colours…;)
Are you thinking of dumping your Old clothes which are no more in fashion now? Think again!!!!!!!!!! Refashioning may change the whole look of your old worn out dress, what more you can create a new wardrobe without spending money.
I have got dresses in my closet which I hardly wear because I feel they are either out of date or worn too much. Few of them I have just got bored of, but they are really so precious to me that I can’t even give them away. Lately I came across this whole new Idea of Restyle and Reuse which has helped me get out of my problems (my old clothes). With increasing awareness of Fashion and Trends, dumping of old clothes is becoming a big threat to Environment. Loads and loads of clothes are either given away or dumped into the Environment because of the mere reason of them being not in trend anymore. This has evolved the concept of remodelling or Refashioning.
Here are few tips on how can you bring life to your old clothes:
1) Change the length- Change the length of your old skirt by making it either short or long, as per your requirement. Put a new belt over it and it may look better. Check out this black skirt shortened into a mini look. You can also cut your old denims into hot shorts. Just draw a frenzy uneven line and cut them short to give it a reckless funky and hot look.
2) Accessorize it- Change your daddy’s baggy t-shirt into a mini-dress by putting a funky belt at the waist. You can also cut the neck deep, make it off-shoulder by cutting the sleeve from one side or make a sleeveless dress altogether. Putting broach and bows on old dress can also create a new zing in them.
4) Change the Avatar – Completely change your dress by Change Avatar. Convert your shirt into a skirt. Change your mom’s Old sari into a New Dress. Completely change the Avatar of your dress.
I know you must be thinking this all is for Western Clothes What about your Indian dresses. You can use the same tricks for your Indian wear. Below is the example of the same. I have used one of my mom’s Old maroon saree, mixed it with an old material of brochette and converted it into an Anarkali dress.
Anarkali’s are completely IN these days. You can see Mona Singh and Madhuri Dixit flaunting great toe-touching Anarkali’s with antique work patches. You can also create your own Anarkali dress from those old sarees which have great and heavy work and mix them with your old plain georgette sarees to create a New Look.
So gals Go and get yourself Re-fashionable…….:)