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Trollbeads Have Become The Fashion Accessory Of The Moment

Trollbeads have become the fashion accessory of the moment, adorning the wrists of women everywhere, and with many celebrity fans such as Jennifer Love Hewitt and Emma Watson jumping on the Trollbead train, they have never been more popular.
Originally invented by Copenhagen family the Aagaards in 1976, the Trollbead system is based on a silver or gold chain onto which individual beads can be threaded using a mechanism which stops the troll beads falling off once the chain is removed.
But just what makes these bracelets so special? Well, for a start individual is a key word here. It seems that everything, from adventof social network pages to the bars we choose to go to on a Saturday night, to what music we listen to all puts emphasis on individuality these days, and with Trollbeads each bead can be made from an almost limitless number of different materials, including glass and metal, so you can make up your own unique design to wear with pride on your wrist. Trollbeads are also great because there are just so many ways you can wear them wear colours to accent your outfit or mood, or choose beads which, like a traditional charm bracelet, celebrate particular aspects of your life in each troll bead. Or take them all off and start all over again!
Original Troll beads were made from silver, glass and stone and each trollbead has its own story depicting mythology, flowers, animals and every day objects, and to this day many different varieties of trollbead are available, so you can build a bracelet of your very own choosing.
And with Christmas coming, what better gift to give your mum, grandma, auntie, niece, friend (You get the general idea!) than by buying them a gorgeous Trollbead bracelet? Whether its a starter bracelet with just one or two beads symbolizing the things you love best about them or a couple of new trollbeads to add to an existing bracelet, troll beads make the perfect festive gift, or for that matter a gift for birthdays, anniversaries… here are a few ideas. Retired Trollbeads are beads which have become rare as they are no longer made, so get your mitts on one of these and you could have a very precious addition to a bracelet. Troll beads really do come in all different shapes, colours and sizes too, so make sure you know whether your trollbead wearer prefers gold to silver; purple to green, and so on. If its a special occasion such as a birthday or celebrating a new arrival, why not use a themed Trollbead bracelet? One or two charms amongst a few Italian glassTrollbeads is a great way to show your friend or relative that you think that they are of course, simply charming too in their own special way.

The Role Of Fashion In Society

Everyone is a part of it, even folks that would deny it. Most fashion lovers don’t stop to think about the possible meanings this ancient social phenomenon has for society at large. Although mostly associated with trendy clothing and accessories, the term encompasses just about anything that denotes something that appeals to large groups of people at any point in time. Here are some reasons as to the wider meanings this cultural phenomenon might have.

The meaning of the term could include concrete objects to passing mannerisms. At some point in people’s lives it becomes something that everyone one pays attention to, as transient as it might be. It’s something that’s visible everyday and everywhere, and changes rapidly with the seasons.

Human beings generally desire novelty as well as conformity. These are social demands that fashion fulfill well. It makes a society-based practice of the need for newness, with many people participating in it. The rapid changes in what is perceived to be trendy is also indicative of the fact that people always seem to have need for things that are novel. It’s clear that this phenomenon has valuable psychological functions as well.

At the same time its manifestation also satisfies the need to be distinctive, the desire to stand out from the crowd. Thus variety and novelty go hand in hand, two human desires that anything fashionable seems to sate. Anything from the latest shoes to cell phones or tastes in music are suitable as visible markers of uniqueness.

In a way it also helps to sate the need for conformity. Everyone conforms to the extent that everybody has some interest in what’s new and trendy. It gives the sense that one is part of a larger whole, a necessary social-psychological mechanism to fortify against the sense of isolation from the rest of humanity.

It also has a role to play in facilitating cultural shifts between all manner of customs. It thus prevents socially-derived customs from being static, and underscores the importance of adaptability in beliefs, attitudes and behaviors. So in a sense it reflects on the surface a deeper resilience involving adaptation to changing circumstances, something important in the history of the survival of the human species.

It is also a mode of cultural influence. People with high and sought-after status like film and pop stars or admired artists are sometimes unwitting trendsetters when it comes to what’s regarded as fashionable clothing or even eating habits. Even subcultures of every type adopt unique styles as a way of socially marking its distinctiveness and influence over its members.

Universally cultures divided by geographical and social space use fashion as a marker of difference and uniqueness. Through it a social group or nation communicates its rich history to the world. Even among the same social group there are usually a plethora of smaller groupings based along the lines of religion or ethnicity that express a sense of history and solidarity through this phenomenon. Thus despite its transitory surface appearance fashion represents enduring social and psychological qualities unique to humanity.

The Proper Wedding Etiquette For Stepmoms

We have wedding etiquettes left and right tackling a number of issue related to weddings. But modifications have to be made because times have also changed.

Centuries or decades ago, husbands and wives are stuck to each other for life, in sickness and in health. But nowadays, everything has changed. Most of the parents now are divorced by the time the marriage reaches its tenth year.

That is why modern weddings are further complicated with the emergence of stepmothers. Yes, almost every bride or groom in town has a stepmother.

But the problem is, how are stepmothers dealt with during weddings. From this cue, let us focus on stepmothers.

Stepmothers are usually portrayed as wicked and evil, just in the case of Snow White and Cinderella. But in reality, stepmothers are also human. Most of them are really kind and good-hearted, and some are even better, when it comes to the personality department, than real mothers.

Being a Stepmother

If you are a stepmother, the simplest and most basic ethic you should adopt when your step daughter or step son gets married is to take the back seat.

The principal and most basic issue that hounds stepmothers during step daughter’s or step son’s weddings is the attire. Focus on that, and be amazed at how every issue and dispute is covered by the issue on attire.

Traditionally, during weddings, it is the bride’s mom that decides on everything. The first and basic concern for each wedding is the wedding gown. Biological mothers have all the right to intervene and decide on that.

Take not that in adherence to traditional and appropriate wedding etiquettes, the groom’s mom, the bridesmaids and the maid of honor will have to take the fashion cue from the bride’s mother.

In other words, the bride should stand out in the wedding. Her mom will have to stand out next to her. No one ever will have or be given the chance to steal their thunders.

It is in this part that the stepmother takes the backseat. To be nice and courteous, just adhere and agree to the bride’s mom’ fashion statement. If you are a stepmother, your attire during the wedding should never outdo that of the bride or that of the bride’s mother.

Doing otherwise will divert attention from the two stars of the moment to you. And that will lead to serious encounters and problems. Do not spoil your step daughter’s or step son’s wedding just so you can stick out and flash your unique and sensible fashion statement.

Your attire should only be complimentary, in style and in color, to those of the bride’s, the mom’s, the maid of honor’s and the bridesmaids.

Stepmothers during the wedding

The stepmother’s sacrifice in the attire department does not stop there. Most stepmothers should be canonized as saints especially if they patiently survive step son’s or step daughter’s wedding.

In throwing up receptions, stepmothers’ attires should still be underdog compared to the bride’s and the mom’s. Take note, adhere to this wedding etiquette even if you husband pays for the entire wedding. You will not want to arouse his ex-wife’s temper. For sure.

During the ceremony, the stepmother, with her dress-down attire, does not normally sit beside the bride’s or groom’s father. It is still the biological mother that has the right. Stepmothers are usually seated two to three rows back of the groom’s or bride’s parents.

In several cases, wedding organizers not only advise stepmothers to tone down their attire, they also advise stepmothers to seat where the original wife could not see them. This is to avoid two moms from throwing cake at each other.

If you are a stepmother and you are of the same age, or younger than, as the bride, do not, repeat, do not attend the wedding. You might attract scandals. If you have been the cause of the break up between the bride’s or groom’s mom and husband, the warnings should be utmost and more emphasized to you.

It is hard to be a stepmother, right? But understanding your position and living it out with utmost fashion and grace will help you outshine the occasion, even if you do not need it. You are not on the losing side. Besides, you have your loving husband with you-the proof and trophy for you being the winner!

Fashion In Action Princess Polly

Conscientious fashion. Not normally a phrase you hear very often in the fashion world, but there is a new trend when it comes to supporting new designers and acting charitably. Princess Polly is a boutique online and retail store brand that is changing the way we shop and raising our awareness of those less fortunate than ourselves. I discovered Princess Polly through Facebook, and have been enjoying their regular updates showcasing the talent behind upcoming brands, as well as paying hommage to more established brands like Cooper St (which I am a HUGE fan of). Princess Polly is about individual, unique design talent that is still somehow mainstream without being commercialised.

The fashion at Princess Polly is young, cute and almost nostalgic, yet is tempered by the addition of glamorous items such as the Knock on Wood Dress and See the Sun Playsuit by Finders Keepers and the Button Bustier Top or Wind Beneath Dress by Cameo. Its very difficult to visit their online store without finding a number items that youd want to buy straight away! Every item is essentially feminine, and really represents a more playful, summery and festival feel. Their prints are statement without being too bold, and Ill bet that you can mix-and-match most of their items with your existing wardrobe. My top 3 favourite items that are on my wishlist include:

Baxter Dress by Finders Keepers

Aurora Dress

Holly Dress by Motel

Not only do they have so many to-die-for items available, but they complete the package by adding just the right type of accessories to complement your purchase. Lets just say that browsing the Princess Polly website can often be very addictive!

I am also keeping a keen eye on their New Arrivals page, and Im saving my pennies for this gorgeous LBD – Button Me Dress by Cameo, which I can see becoming a firm favourite in my LBD section of my wardrobe.

So not only do Princess Polly offer the whole kit-and-caboodle when it comes to trending fashion, but they also offer you, yes YOU! the opportunity to run your very own Princess Polly Boutique License. Polly 100 is a franchise program aimed at fashion-addicts; ladies who either run their own fashion store or who have worked in retail and want to kick it up a notch by running their own business and being their own boss. With a powerful, behind-the-scenes management and marketing program for Polly 100 owners under the Princess Polly umbrella, you will have access to a fully-inclusive support scheme that works with you along the way. If youve been thinking about getting into fashion, then get in touch with them today to see if this is the new path youve been looking for.

Another reason I am such a huge fan of Princess Polly is their business ethos. I mentioned conscientious fashion earlier, and Princess Polly proudly support The Amira Project (TAP), an Australian Community project targeting young women at risk. By organising and hosting annual Princess Parties around Australia, TAP are able to provide support and education for these young women by researching the issues affecting them and finding a solution. What I find so remarkable about TAP is that they are solution-focused, and instead of trying to solve the symptoms of these issues, they look to find the cause. Many young women in our communities are affected by depression, self-harm, teenage pregnancies and low self-esteem, so it is particularly heart-warming to see such a Project tackle these issues head on. You can view more about TAP by visiting their website or subscribing to their Blog, and if you feel as inspired as I did, you can donate to the Lifehouse Project by clicking here.

You can find Princess Polly Stores at the following locations:

Shop 5 / 152 Adelaide St
Brisbane Q 4001
07 3229 8459

Shop 3 / 41-143 Denham St
Townsville Q 4810
07 4724 3200

Shop 10 The Peninsular Building
The Esplanade, Mooloolaba Q
07 5444 6280

Shop 7 / 141-143 Victoria St
Mackay Q 4740
07 4951 1160

225a Margaret St
Toowoomba Q
07 4638 1225

Level 1, 188 Pitt St
Westfield Sydney Centrepoint
K1 & K9, 100 Square
Sydney, NSW 2000
0412 508 124

Wholesale Fashion Jewelry for unique pieces was a mark of privilege and leisure

Fashion jewelry has always been in demand. The increasing demand and trend of jewelry has led to the designing of different styles types of jewelry including bracelets, necklaces and more. When you are searching for specific jewelry style, whether it is gold, silver or any other metal, you will find ample options in market.  Wholesale Fashion Jewelry  Wearing unique handmade jewelry gives one the satisfaction of earing an exclusive piece! This can also make a very stylish and personalized gift as well. You must note that there are three basic techniques when you are dealing with unique handmade jewelry. The first is where you string the beads; the kind of string you use will depend upon what you are planning to design. To keep a distance between the beads, one can make the use of knots or crimps. Wire is also used to make unique kind of jewelry. Here, beads are used in combination to create snazzy designs.  Wholesale Shoes  They are perfectly natural and come in great variety of colors and designs. They have a charming freshness about them. Handmade beaded jewelry has now become a full-fledged industry wherein the brands have plunged to carve a niche. So its time to get your beads out and start making your own beaded jewelry. Beautiful jewelry is something one can never have enough; well, I am sure most women would agree with me on this point. If you enjoy wearing jewelry as much as I do, I am sure you must be having enough to start off your own jewelry shop by now! I love going through boutiques for designer jewelry and scrounging around in markets for unique jewelry pieces as well.  Fashion Accessories  Fashion handmade jewelry is something which you can yourself make and use your innovation. Fashion handmade jewelry always has its characteristic uniqueness that is particular of any handmade thing. No two pieces of handmade jewelry are the same as a matter of fact. The markets can have loads of designs in store for you and if you lucky enough, with some amount of haggling, you can be the proud owner of some unique jewelry without really spending too much! But there is one area that I have explored and that is wearing unique handmade jewelry. Such handmade jewelry is a great option as it is easy on the pocket and you can create stunning pieces of jewelry by exercising your mind!  Fashion Accessories  The beginning of the twentieth century saw the beginning of fashion jewelry. Costume jewelry, far from being as cheap or as disposable as the name implies, was actually meant to be jewelry that complemented one particular outfit. Various precious metals and gems could -and often did!- go into the production of costume jewelry. Today, we are experiencing a real renaissance as far as jewelry goes, and whether you love fine handmade beaded jewelry or simply love adorning yourself with something new every day. While you are shopping for a specific piece of jewelry, you should always be sure of the type of metal you want your jewelry to me made of. Because there are numerous types of metal jewelry available in the market, it is important to have a clear idea of what will actually go well with your personality.