Saturday, March 13, 2010

Hookahs The Fashion Statement Among Youngsters

Everybody seems to have known hookah for ages; indeed, many of us have enjoyed a hookah at some time in a hookah bar. If not, you might have possibly forgotten about how a hookah looks and feels if tried. If you think, you have never seen or heard about a hookah, ask yourself if you read or heard the story of famous child fiction, Alice in Wonderland. In Alice in Wonderland, the author has mentioned about a smoking caterpillar. What that caterpillar was smoking was indeed a hookah.

What brought this up is the historical presence of hookahs for several centuries. They have been present and being enjoyed by the people of all races for hundreds of years in many countries, such as Turkey, India, and Afghanistan etc. Originally, hookah was invented in Turkey several hundreds years ago. Its smoking mechanism was also quite interesting. The Turkish built a hookah such that the smoke could pass through a pipe to the smoker. Before reaching the smoker, smoke was made to get cooled down by passing it through water. This passage of smoke through water is responsible for producing the bubbling sound that comes to your mind when you think of hookah.

In the current age, hookahs have developed and gained various shapes and sizes and even, the stuff required for burning to smoke has also seen variations. However, the mechanism of hookah, the way it is smoked, and the basic functioning is still the same old classic hookah way. The material that used to heat in the old classic hookahs was tobaccos mixed with molasses or honey which was then placed on the top of hookah, in a bowl like dish. The hookahs of today use a different form of tobacco, generally known as shisha. This tobacco is mixed with glycerin, sugar and a variety of flavors to produce a different taste that is pleasant and sometimes, even not unhealthy. Usage of these flavors might sometimes be to produce a fruity flavor, sweet flavor, cola flavor, chocolate flavor or many other kinds of flavors. There are countless choices available for flavors in the market, which is real good news to the regular hookah smokers and for the ones who want to try a hookah for the first time.

Smoking hookah is less unhealthy than smoking other forms of tobacco, such as cigarettes. This is because of the fact that the hookah tobacco does not contain those harmful chemicals that are present in the tobacco used in cigarettes. Also, the tobacco is not burnt in the hookahs; it is rather heater which produces less harmful smoke. In cigarettes, hundreds of chemicals burn to produce the smoke which is not true with hookahs; hookahs contain only tobacco, glycerin, sugar and flavors. Therefore, the hookahs, despite being yet another means for smoking, are considered the least harmful amongst its counterparts.
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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Hong Kong fashion week 2012 leading the fashion trend to create fashion sites

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Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council's "2012 Hong Kong fashion Festival" will be held January 16-19th, opened at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The show, leading the fashion trend, fashion buyers gathered around the world, become a big gathering of the international fashion industry every year. Hong Kong fashion week for fall/winter is Asia's largest and most influential fashion industry exhibition, has always strived to meet the industry's needs. Covers multiple exhibit categories, the General Assembly, from apparel to exclusive series of popularity, and cater to the different needs of all sectors of the industry. New Era Hats

It is learnt that Hong Kong fashion Festival 43rd capitalising on present latest fashion fall/winter two thousand twelve-thirteenths year and strives to meet the demands of exhibitors and buyers, strengthening business ties. Fashion week for more product spotlight, exhibit a hierarchy, show the fashion trend. Area of jeans - jeans have been popular not bad, popular. This new pavilion exhibitors will show mainly made of denim garments and accessories, such as bags and shoes, from basic to trendy colors, and will's eyes light up. Emporium de Mode to focus on unique and creative design is full of fashion, attracting many fashion companies to join, so as to give play to its advantages. When this exhibition held in 2011 increase in exhibition space 47%, fashion week fall/winter two thousand twelve-thirteenths year is bound to become more important. Ornament Gallery is another focus of attention when dedicated showcase all kinds of gorras, scarves, shoes, gloves, fashion jewelry trend and other accessories. Popularized the wearing of the garment Museum reveals the various tools at reasonable prices. Fashion Gallery together compelling high quality fashion design style. Other area including lingerie and swimsuit area, infant's and children's garments, bridal gowns and evening wear zone, fabric and yarn exhibition, accessory products, business service area as well as screening and authentication services zone, reflected the increasingly important areas of the industry.

Held concurrently with the Hong Kong fashion week for fall/winter 2012 "Hong Kong International fashion showcase", is the first dedicated showcase series of designer and branded clothing exhibitions around the globe, unique in the international market, can help exhibitors to attract suitable buyers, extending the brand business. The elegant gathering, bringing together quality fashion products of excellence, by the strict and eager buyers favored solicited product. The buyers come from all over the world, including the boutique buyer, representative of department stores, fashion agents and distributors.
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Sunday, March 7, 2010

History Of Tennis Wear Following The Fashion Trend

Through the years, people have become more daring in the way they dress?so have sports outfits such as tennis clothing items. It's interesting to trace the roots of tennis clothes and how they evolved over the past years.
Men's Apparel
The earliest tennis clothes for men were made up of cardigans or sweater vests, shirts, and long flannel pants. In the 1930s, male tennis players changed their tennis outfits by tossing out flannel pants in favor of shorts. British tennis player Henry "Bunny" Austin holds the distinction of being the first top tennis player to wear white shorts in a tennis match. Since then, the standard fashion in terms of men's apparel included white shorts and pants. However, they were replaced by brightly colored lycra shorts. Some tennis players opted for blue denim shorts or loose shorts instead of the longer lycra shorts.
Fast forward to 2005?the time when men's tennis clothes started to keep pace with the boldness of modern tennis attire for women. In several tennis competitions, one can see male players sport Capri pants and tight-fitting lycra tops that reveal their muscular chests and abs. Modern tennis clothes for men also saw changes in terms of color. Quite a good number of men's apparel come in feminine colors such as hot pink.
Women's Apparel
The history of tennis clothes for women is quite similar to that of men. Women started to join tennis games in the 1860s. During that time, female tennis players wore modest clothing made of heavy materials such as serge or flannel. Tennis attire for women in the early days of tennis include corsets with high-collared blouses and neckties, long bustle skirts (sometimes with fur), and skimmer hats.
However, the fashion trend changed when Maud Watson won the Wimbledon Ladies' Lawn Tennis Championship in 1884. Watson, the first woman Wimbledon champion, wore a white, long, bustled two-piece dress at that competition, popularizing the white tennis attire. Women realized that white was the best color for tennis clothes because it didn't reveal as much sweat stains as other colors. This started the so-called tennis whites that have dominated the tennis scene for many years.
Bustles, corsets, and hats ceased to be common fashion items in tennis between 1903 and 1914. After the First World War, it was French tennis star Suzanne Lenglen who set the tennis fashion trend. Lenglen wore a daring calf-length, short-sleeved cotton attire with white stockings under her skirt. The French tennis icon experimented with her sports apparel by wearing colorful silk chiffon, a headband, and shiny white stockings. Her 'revolutionary' tennis attire caused a stir on the tennis court as spectators were used to the modest, and toned down attire of female tennis players.
In the 1920s, renowned American tennis player Helen Wills Moody become a trendsetter in female tennis attire because of her school-type sleeveless white blouse and pleated skirt with a fashionable eyeshades. She also added a lambswool cardigan on her apparel on cold days.
The post-World War II period saw women tennis players wearing apparel that made playing tennis easier and more comfortable. The apparel consisted of short-sleeved shirts, shorts or skirts, and caps.
In 1949, Gertrude Moran shocked tennis enthusiasts when she wore lace-trimmed panties beneath her white tennis dress. This started the bold fashion trend of tennis apparel that continues up to this day.
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