Friday, September 24, 2010

Online Fashion Design For Beginners

If you've always wanted to get involved in fashion design but never really knew where to start, there are many websites that will give you tips, tricks, ideas and even platforms in which to practice and come up with ideas on your own. Anyone can take pen to paper and come up with fashion design but online fashion design will let you know what's in style nowadays and it will have you up and running like a pro in no time. All you need to do is find one or a few websites, which will let you practice online fashion design. You never know, with enough practice you could be the next runway fashion designer making clothes for highly paid fashion models with your name in lights.

Finding Sites To Work With

If you use your favorite search engine, you should have no problem finding online fashion design websites. Some may ask you to pay a membership fee while others may be free. You may want to practice with the free ones first just to make sure you like it and to see if you have a knack for it before you shell out big bucks on a high priced online fashion design website. Some of the free sites allow you to shop for fashion online as well and that's how they pay for their sites so look around and you're sure to find a site that works for you.

How It Works

Online fashion design makes designing clothes easy. You'll usually start with a virtual model and then you can search through various styles of clothing to dress that model. The great thing about online fashion design is that you use your mouse to add or remove clothing whenever you want to. If something doesn't work, simply click the mouse and it's gone. Add this or that and you'll soon find something that works.

Once You Get Better

Most online fashion design websites want to see the work you've used. They will sometimes post styles and fashions from users just like yourself. When you find something that really works, show it off with the other users on that site. You never know when someone will see it and will want to see more of what you can do. This could be how you are discovered as an online fashion designer. If nothing else, you'll get better at online fashion design and you'll find a hobby you really excel in and have a lot of fun with.
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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Onesie Pyjamas Making A Return To Fashion

Up until the late 1800s, most men wore nightshirts to bed. India came up with the concept of cotton "pajamas" which involved both top and bottoms to sleep in, and soon caught on in London and other major cities in Europe.

Over time, there have been a number of advancements and innovations with pyjamas. Different materials such as fleece and flannel have come into prominence, along with tie waist, pockets and even bum flap! One of the most interesting advances in the night clothing industry has been onesie pyjamas or full body pyjamas as they are also known.

Onesies were invented in the 1950s but not as normal adult pyjamas. They were made by the Gerber company as tshirts for babies that fasten under the crotch. But the name "onesies" is now synonymous with full body pjs for people of all ages.

Adult onesies are popular for older people who like snug fitting night attire that keeps them warm and cosy, especially during the cold winter months. They usually come footed and some styles also have a hoodie and a bum flap, which lets you go to the bathroom without needing to strip right down!

Up until recently, adult onesie pyjamas have been considered a bit "nerdy" or "lame" and the negative connotations have prevented the garment from becoming a hugely popular bedding option. However over the last decade, its mainstream popularity has increased significantly and the item is now considered cool by many.

I believe the Teletubbies movement went a long way in putting onesies back on the radar, but I doubt they helped with the coolness factor. Although Tinky Winky deserves mad props if you ask me! Another prominent television star sporting a onesie is Wilfred, the talking dog that has become a huge success in both America and Australia. His non-pc attitude and hilarious antics have generated him cult status and broken the adult onesies back into the mainstream.

Recently, Brad Pitt was photographed in his very own onesies, which further proves that the attire is well and truly in trend. As Hollywood stars and more prominent people are shown to have this type of bed clothing, it will undoubtedly make them even more popular. Sales in Australia have increased significantly in the past couple of years, a trend that is probably
similar in America, England and other big economies.

They are a versatile item that not only looks fun but is very practical. Full body adult pyjamas are great as a gift to a friend or partner and good to buy yourself. I have friends that work from home and actually sit around the house during the day in their onesies. Maybe casual Friday in the offices will start to see a few appearances of onesie pyjamas. One can only hope!
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