The wax used in the batik-making process is commonly a mixture of beeswax and paraffin. Beeswax is used because it is easily shaped without breaking and paraffin cracks easily which creates the desired visual effect. Natural resins are sometimes added to aid adhesiveness, and animal fats make the wax more liquid. The exact quantity of ingredients for the wax is a closely guarded secret for each individual crafts person. Intricate details of the design are drawn using high quality wax while large areas are filled in with a lower quality cheaper wax. The wax must be kept at the correct temperature: too cold will set in the mouth of the canting tool; and too hot will flow too quickly and … Read the rest
Month: June 2019
With the beginning of the twentieth century, dresses were anything but little. Made of heavy weave, complicated structures and whale bones for support, Madame Chanel and her vision liberated women from these contraptions with the radical notions of simplicity, comfort and freedom.
Audrey Hepburn was the pinnacle of chic in a hit movie set in New York. In her black dress and dark sunglasses she set the stage for the LBD to move to cocktail parties where formerly, its domain was the funeral. And as a cocktail dress, it skimmed the body with a shortened hemline.
For a decade or two, the LBD was ignored in favor of hippie chic but vivacious color, flowing fabrics and longer lengths. It was … Read the rest
What exactly is the Burberry Outlet Store all about? The shop offers a choice of low-priced Authentic Burberry products for men and women. Although many local Burberry outlets offer some great deals, many times they will not offer exclusive items or will not have the product in stock. This huge online outlet mall is nothing like the outlets that have popped up locally in the U.S. With amazing low-prices and a huge attractive selection, this Burberry shopping center not only have stocks of the latest and hottest Burberry Products, but also offered are vintage and classic products.
As you may know, Burberry was invented by Thomas Burberry. It’s has been a luxury fashion retailer for men and women’s clothing, sunglasses, … Read the rest
Go with ankle boots
Ankle boots are back, and you’ll find them everywhere in as many styles and colors you can imagine. Whether you like cowboy-inspired boots, lace-ups or slouchy suede, you’ll be sure to find an ankle boot to suit your style. Ankle boots look fabulous with skinny jeans; their abbreviated shape sets off slim legs perfectly, elongating your legs by showing more of them. Plus, they’re fun, funky and right on trend.
Choose classic tall boots
Knee-high boots are the iconic foil to skinny jeans. Tuck your skinnies into tall boots and you’re instantly stylish, chic and polished. Classic riding boots are especially flattering with skinny jeans, so try an always-fashionable flat-heeled equestrian style to emanate preppy-cool style … Read the rest
Built toward the end of the Georgian period, Princes Street is one of three parallel streets laid out in a grid formation. The three streets run in a west to east direction from above the site of Edinburgh Castle, the other two streets are George Street and Queen Street. At the west end of these three main streets is access to Charlotte Square and to the east is St Andrew Square. It is at St Andrew Square that the Edinburgh branch of Harvey Nicholls is located. Not only can you visit one of the UKs most exclusive stores but, if you wanted to, you can sample the ‘Taste of Scotland’ in the stores restaurant. With a menu designed by Stuart … Read the rest
You’ll want to start by getting to know what’s on offer in the city itself.
Popular with tourists and bargain-hunters is the daily, open-air market of San Lorenzo. Or, check out the New Market, located under the Loggia del Porcellino, or the flea market, which is held near the Piazza Santa Croce on the last Sunday of each month.
Who, visiting Florence, hasn’t heard of the Ponte Vecchio – charming medieval bridge which spans the River Arno. Throughout the ages, it’s always been packed with merchants. Nowadays, its shops are brimming with delightful jewellery, gold, art, and souvenirs. Perfect for buying gifts for loved ones, the only problem is that you may not wish to part with the goods once … Read the rest
Brand fashion is the preferred choice for shopping in Hong Kong, such as Gucci, Armani brand, they do not usually discount on the mainland; but in Hong Kong, it is different. If you encounter seasonal change or festivals, these famous brands will discount heavily. If genuine brand is too expensive, over your budget, you may consider the Granville Road, the Palace Mall, Jordan Hanford House, and Garden Street. In these places, there are all kinds of wholesale stores, outlet shops, and second-hand shops. Although they do not have large scale and eye-catching name, they are all direct sellers of famous brands and the price is fairly low. It would be a good place for your bargain hunting.
The fur is … Read the rest
You are advised to purchase satchels and packets with/without handles that are made of disposable and biodegradable materials. Using various shopping bags made of such recyclable and eco-friendly materials means a step further to keep environment free from harmful materials. If everyone thinks about it, then it would be a good step to go green. In this way, the day would not be far when the impact of greenhouse gases, CO2 emission, and harmful particles can be reduced to a great level. Offer purchased goods from your store in bags made of jute, cotton and other biodegradable materials is the right way of eco-friendly marketing.
Being the economic and successful way of marketing, these advertising tools are made of papers, … Read the rest
The brand predominantly offers shoes and purses; yet their bags are something that can simply take your breath away. These purses are available in different styles and designs; like there are the simple shoulder bags then there are cross-body bags, Damascus hobo bags and the beautiful tote bags and tote purses. Among this large variety of bags, although all are wonderful but the tote are really eye-catching.
B Makowsy has earned their reputation and satisfied clientele through their sheer high quality work and nominal prices. Usually, the branded bags available in the market are more than just expensive so many people find themselves unable to buy these trendy bags. But now, with a wide range of bags, you can throw … Read the rest
- Utama Shopping center – located at Bandar Utama, which the locals called 1U. It is one of the best shopping malls in Malaysia where one can see the best finds. There are so much to see here like wardrobes, furniture, home wares and a lot more. There are also places around the mall where one can enjoy various activities like bowling and fitness centers. One can also find the best variety of delicious foods in 1U shopping center.
- The Mid Valley Mega mall – located in Kuala Lumpur that is a mega complex with office buildings and hotels. There are lots to find here with such as local and international goods. One will always find the things he need and