Tender Thanksgiving Turkey – How to Cook a Delicious Turkey

There is nothing more tasty or satisfying than a well-cooked turkey. And what better day to have it taste its best than on Thanksgiving? There are many recipes for cooking Thanksgiving turkey, but the simplest recipe is still the best tasting. With a lot of recipes, the turkey ends up tasting like a lot of the ingredients people use when cooking the turkey. The best tasting turkey is still the one that tastes like turkey; not basil, chives, onions or any other ingredient, including dressing, which has many different ingredients added for taste.

Dressing is still the best dish to have with turkey, followed by mashed potatoes, potato salad and deviled eggs. With all these dishes you have many different types of ingredients making for a very flavorful dinner. And that’s fine, but the turkey is best tasting like turkey.

Some people get up early on Thanksgiving Day and put the turkey in and cook it in a few hours. Then they wonder why the turkey is a little tough. Cooking Thanksgiving turkey overnight is the best way to enjoy very tender, flavorful turkey. You can cook the turkey in a gas oven on low heat and it will be very tender when you finish it on Thanksgiving Day. But cooking overnight with gas is a little dangerous. I usually stay up all night if I cook with gas, cooking on low, about 200 degrees, and about 7:00am turn the heat up to about 350 degrees to finish in about two hours.

You can cook the turkey on Thanksgiving Day with electric, but once again, you sacrifice flavor and tenderness. Cooking turkey overnight is again the best method with electric. And electric is much safer to use for overnight cooking than gas. But with the cost of electric today, cooking overnight with an electric range will be somewhat expensive. And since you will undoubtedly be cooking all day, cooking with an electric or gas range can cause the temperature to rise substantially.

When cooking Thanksgiving turkey, the best way to cook is with an electric roaster. It’s less expensive than a range, safer than gas, and creates less heat than either of the other methods. Cooking with an electric or gas range, many people use a cooking bag to help tenderize the turkey. With an electric roaster you don’t need the bag, although you can use one. I personally don’t like having to open and close the bag every time I want to baste the turkey. And it will be just as tender with the roaster as it will be in a cooking bag.

Put the turkey in the roaster about 11:00pm and smother it with margarine. Add a little salt and just a little pepper. Set the temperature at 200 degrees and go to bed without having to worry. If you happen to get up during the night, baste the turkey before going back to bed. About 7:00am turn the temperature up to 350 degrees and baste two or three times before the turkey is done. The Thanksgiving turkey will be done in about three hours and it will be so tender it will be falling off the bone. Cooking Thanksgiving turkey in a roaster allows you to use the range, saving time. Happy Thanksgiving!

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How to Wear Hoodies: A Style Guide for Men

If you are under the impression that men’s hoodies – or hooded sweatshirts – are nothing more than a poorly-cut duffel sweater with uninteresting prints, it’s time for you to think again. Hoodies have always been the go-to piece of clothing for many people. You can throw on a sweatshirt over a pair of jeans and know you’d look good. Although they have been a very casual piece due to their athletic undertones, just like a knitted sweater, they keep you warm, make for great layering, and are versatile enough for dressing up or down. With designers giving their own twists to this comfy garment, hoodies are here to stay.

How to Choose The Colors of Your Hoodies

Choosing your hoodie colors depends to a large extent on the rest of your attire. The great thing about a neutral colored hoodie is that it balances out bold or bright colors. For instance, a white or off-white hoodie would look good with light colored pants and a chequered shirt. A black hoodie would complement a pair of faded jeans and a simple white t-shirt.

The basic rule when it comes to choosing hoodie colors is to keep it simple. Start with light colors like white, grey, blue, or ivory, and move over to darker shades like black, maroon, and navy. That way, you can mix and match your hooded sweatshirts with both neutral colored as well as bright colored clothing.

How to Wear A Hoodie

Men’s hoodies have risen from just gym wear to an everyday wardrobe essential. There is a hooded sweatshirt for every occasion- from floral to abstract prints to solid colors. Today’s men are not afraid to experiment. Hoodies can be used for layering or worn on their own with a simple pair of jeans or chinos for those casual days when you just want comfort without neglecting style. With a hoodie, you can get creative while layering your outfits. You can also use a hoodie to create a fine balance between a smart edge and casualness Try a grey hoodie with burgundy chinos, tan hiking boots and coordinating grey chunky socks for a look that speaks volumes without trying at all.

In colder months, the cardigan-hoodie combo works just as great. A hoodie also works well when worn under a trench coat. Just make sure to not wear a thick hoodie under a trench coat in order to avoid looking stuffed or overweight.

From a brisk day not quite fit for a jacket to one of those occasions when you don’t feel like dressing up in fancy clothes, hoodies will always come to your rescue.

How to Choose A Hoodie

When you want your hoodies to be part of your style statement, you must invest some time and thought into choosing them. If you’re pairing your hoodies with a jacket, coat, or cardigan, make sure your hoodie isn’t longer than the jacket or coat. If you intend to wear your hoodies in summer, check to see if the material is fine linen for maximum comfort.

Hooded sweatshirts are versatile, functional, and boost your style quotient no matter when or where you wear them. Have you chosen yours yet?

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Once Slap Bracelets Were Banned At School

Still I can remember the day; the Slap Bracelets were banned in our school. It was very pathetic and I thought I was going to lost one of my precious things, which was a part of my fashion credentials. I made my identity as “the fashionable, the rough & tough boy reputation” in school with a different wearing style. The tears began to fall like rain drops in my heart after hearing the news. I loved to wear five Slap Bracelets at a time from wrist to elbow as the zebra striped, the cheetah printed, the wild imaged, the black and white striped, plain red colored, the leopard spot printed, etc. I bought all of them from different stores with my mom and Grandpa. I was fond of slap bracelets and I had a good collection of them. Some of my classmates were jealous and that was another pleasure for me.

The slap bracelets were banned because of its improper use, the teenagers and pre-teens began to use as a wrist weapons to defense by causing eye and skull injuries in elementary schools. Besides that, the metal strip inside the fabric snapped over wrists often become exposed and caused injuries. The craze of wearing Slap bracelet, which was also known as snap bracelet, was begun in the late 80s. In 90s when it banned I was a teenager. When the school notice came to my parents and they warned me to wear the bracelets in school, it was very hard to accept. However, I thought my parents might permit me to wear them after school. Unfortunately, they disagreed after spreading the death news of two boys causing by slap bracelet. It seemed like all of my pleasures were snatched away in a moment.

However, now I can realize that it was a good decision by school committees and parents. And as a result, the bracelet making companies begin to compete for presenting new arrivals like more fashionable, more attractive, reasonable price & obviously harmless bracelets for all different aged people.

Some fashion & styles do not last for long. Some are treated as old fashions and overlooked, some are renewed with new dimensions, and some fashions are repeated as the same after couple of years. Surprisingly, the slap bracelet ruled over the world from late 80’s to till now. From kids to old; all like to wear and to gift others as a token of love. Now-a-days the slap bracelet is used as awareness band like diabetic day, breast cancer awareness; aids prevent awareness, heart disease awareness, etc. Besides, some companies use it as a company identity for the employees. In this age of globalization, all are thinking to present their products or thoughts with versatile applications and the slap bracelets are not beyond it.

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Distinguishing Genuine Alligator Leather From Fake Alligator Leather

So you’re out shopping for a new handbag or purse and you come across something with the unique, colorful appearance of alligator leather. But before you drop your hard-earned money on a new expensive handbag, you should first know how to tell if the alligator leather product you’re purchasing is real or fake.

Here are some tips to distinguish real alligator leather from fake alligator leather.

Appearance – Is the finish of the skin shiny or matte? While genuine alligator leather can be finished with a shine, almost all fake alligator leather will have an unnatural shine to it. Does the skin itself look natural? No high end material uses cheap cardboard or plastic backings, and likewise cheap facets. Closely examine the scales, if you recognize obvious patterns it’s likely not real. All natural hides will have a wild, natural pattern to them and often have slight imperfections. These natural imperfections are what make a genuine skin so lively! It’s the reason that pound for pound, a synthetic material can never match the appeal of genuine alligator.

The Smell Test – Smell is always a telltale sign of genuine alligator leather. You won’t know how to tell genuine leather from fake if you don’t know what real leather smells like. Give you leather a good whiff. Real alligator will have a “leathery” smell. Depending on the production, this smell will either have a fishy/swampy smell to it or the smell of mild pleasant smell of tanned leather. If you’re unsure, find a small place on the underside of the material and put a dab of water on it. Just a little will do it – let it sit for a few minutes and smell the wet spot. Does it have a natural odor to it?

Give it a feel – Run your hands across the surface and grab a portion of the material and pinch it in your fingers. Does it feel thin or artificial? If it does, it probably is thin or artificial. Genuine alligator should always feel dense and strong.

Do a label check – Most goods will have a label on them, especially if they’re genuine. All high-end brands will have a label on them. If you’re buying cheap goods from a department store or if the label doesn’t state it is real, it is likely fake. Check for all labels, tags, and print on the inside of the garment to see if it claims it is genuine.

If you’re still unsure– Find and ask an exotic leather professional. There are few left in the United States since most professional tanners and tanneries have moved overseas. However, alligator tanning is still a popular industry in the Southwest United States and among professional exotic leather sourcing specialists.

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Fifties Shapewear – Instant Sex Appeal

Retro styling – you must have seen that term before! It is applied to everything from clothing to home furnishings. Retro comes from the Latin meaning ‘backwards’. Here we are discussing retro shapewear.

Although most of the comments that follow describe the sleek chic girdles from the fifties and sixties, they can equally apply to today’s girdles that are based on the original designs.

The war years were years of austerity and women on both sides of the channel dressed for comfort, to help the war effort. At the end of the war women wanted to attract their men and fashions reflected this desire. This culminated in Christian Dior fashion, which required a sleek, chic silhouette that only a corselet, corset or girdle could provide. Suddenly all women wore girdles, and not just women either – all the shapewear manufacturers targeted not just women but teens as well. All kinds of ‘girdles for young teens’ were marketed. Probably the teen girdle that gained the maximum coverage, in more than one sense, was the panty girdle – a tight-fitting cross between a girdle that held the tummy in and one that protected the wearer from advances, whether unwelcome of otherwise!

The girdle had several functions – to give that sleek chic silhouette to the wearer and to hold up the nylon stockings. Girdles generally had a minimum of two pairs of garter clips. There are two at the front and two garter clips, usually slightly offset from the rear. The garters are offset so that when the girdle wearer sits down they do not have to sit directly on the clips! The open bottom girdles usually have the garter clips on elastic straps, which is useful in keeping the nylon stockings taught as the wearer moves about, sitting and standing. The nylon stockings from the fifties did not have spandex or lycra and were non-stretch; without the elastic of the garter strap the stocking would ‘bag’ as the wearer stood up.

The panty girdle, and particularly the long-leg panty girdle often has the garter tab attached directly to the girdle itself. The leg part of the long-leg panty girdle usually completely covers the welt of the stocking, losing the gap of bare thigh above the stocking top. Men usually find the flash of bare thigh and garter strap exciting; however, a long leg panty girdle, although practical, hides all this and has consequently been described (along with pantyhose) as a “passion killer”.

Girdle materials Modern and retro girdles usually feature spandex or Lycra for elasticity, but the original girdles dating from around the 1930s usually used rubber to give stretch. The introduction of rubber was a major step in corsetry – the ultra-rigid corset had suddenly become more flexible. In parallel with its introduction the terms associated with such items of clothing also metamorphosed: from the original corset, the term roll-on came into vogue, particularly in the USA, then came the step-in and the corselette, often known as the ‘all in one’.

Indeed for a while Playtex marketed a girdle molded from pure latex – these have become quite the collectors item these days, partly because of rarity value. Pure latex deteriorates over time and the garment then perishes, so few remain in good condition. It is interesting to know whether the common latex allergy affected wearers, but whatever the reason, these girdles are no longer manufactured by Playtex.

Retro shapewear share the same objective as vintage shapewear did, namely to sculpt the shape of the body. Elasticity can help to hold and control figures but for more rigid control a variety of ‘bones’ have been used over the years. The original whalebone corset did actually use whale baleen – which are the cartilage-like “teeth” which whales use to filter plankton. Each baleen is enormous, around ten inches wide and ten to twelve feet long. It proved an ideal material for corset makers because it consisted of parallel fibres that could be relatively easily split into thin strips; these strips could be shaped by heating them over steam and when they cooled they held their shape. As whales decreased supply became critical. Fortunately other alternatives proved suitable – manmade plastics like celluloid, and even flattened steel springs!

Historic background to the corset The forerunner of the girdle was the corset, and that had its origins further back still in ladies stays. Indeed there is archaelogical evidence going back to 3000BC showing women with waists cinched in tightly by a garment that appears ribbed. It was around the fourteenth century that women started wearing a stiffened linen undergarment garment, laced in at the front or back, and by the fifteenth century these ‘stays’ were relatively common; the probable derivation of the English corset from bodice (‘bodies’) to the French translation of this ‘corps’ which transmuted back to corset. The original corsets were made by stitching together two layers of linen with a paste in the middle of the ‘sandwich’ to provide stiffening. By the 16th century corset makers had turned to using whalebone (actually more correctly called baleen) to offer the stiffening. This provided more rigidity than the earlier paste corsets.

The corset gave way to the girdle by 1940, on both sides of the Atlantic, teamed with a bra.

After the fifties came the swinging sixties, when women were exhorted to burn their bras and stop wearing such restrictive underwear. But as with all fashion, girdle wearing has now gone full circle. Burlesque artists have made the ‘art of tease’ in which girdles, basques and corsets are on show, into popular entertainment. Wonderbra have enticed the burlesque star Dita von Teese to design, model and market a range of retro girdles and bras based on fifties designs.

The burlesque art form is now burgeoning and the esteemed Royal Festival Hall held the worlds largest burlesque lesson in January 2009, evidencing how mainstream this art has become. Original fifties girdles, corsets and basques are found in specialist online lingerie boutiques or vintage stores, but to satisfy the demand all sorts of outlets have now sprung up to satisfy the demands of burlesque. These shops and online stores invariably turn to the forties and fifties for styling inspiration for their retro shapewear – and the biggest item that seems to be in demand is the corset. Fashion really has returned to its roots.

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Chelsea Boots for Motorcyclists

Riding a motorcycle requires over-the-ankle protection. Most motorcycle boots are designed for that in mind, leaving little room for fashion. Chelsea boots are a stylish boot that have been a must for men’s wardrobes since the 1960s and they provide the protection a biker requires whether he cruises on a sport bike or a motor scooter.

Whether black, brown, or suede, Chelsea boots are ankle length and easy to slip into. Their elasticized sides provide both comfort and support. Most people don’t think of them and motorcycling in the same sentence, but bikers who commute to work or are venturing out for a night on the town know they need something more versatile than a clunky motorcycle boot. That’s where this iconic footwear comes into play.

Expertly constructed of durable, quality leather, a boot can withstand the wear and tear of riding while looking good. When a man parks his bike and takes off his helmet, he can be assured that his feet impress as much as his mode of transportation. His sense of style is intact and the impression that Chelsea boots make is as forceful as that of his ride.

Heaven forbid a motorcyclist meets a mishap on the road. If it happens though, he can rest assured that the high cut of his boots will protect the bones of his feet and ankles. Chelsea boots are not just comfortable for walking around. They are serviceable footwear, rugged enough for any weather and any situation. Handmade, as they always have been, Chelsea boots look good on the road, at a pitstop, in the office, and relaxed on the rail under a bar stool.

Men who adventure on the wilder side of the road put their faith in boots. They are boots fit for wherever a motorcyclist finds himself, whether it is straddling a humming engine or seated at a cafe enjoying a glass of wine with the bike parked nearby. How a man travels through the world is important, be it on two wheels or two feet. A man’s gear says a lot about him.

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3 Types of Plazo Suits That Every Stylish Women Should Have

Plazo suits are a combination of traditional and contemporary. Considering the popularity of this attire, many designers in India and Pakistan have launched a new collection stylish plazo pants and suits. You may wear these pants with different types of kurtas or a long shirt. A stylish suit, when carried well and accessorized can be worn for special events such as wedding, festivals, birthdays, and parties. A unique feature of these suits is that they can be turned into both casual and heavy by just changing your kurta.

Although, the choice of color for these suits change according to weather, the popular colors include red, yellow, purple, green, magenta, golden, and black, among others. These suits come in different types of fabrics and designs such as embroidery, plain georgette, cotton, and net, among others. If you are in vogue and like to keep track of everything latest in fashion, we have a list of 3 different types of plazo suits to help you take a pick.

Plazo Pants with Double Open Shirt

These shirts come in a large variety of colors and designs, which make them a classy attire for both casual and formal events. Double open shirt has three cuts in total, two on the sides and one in front, which makes it extremely comfortable to wear. If you are selecting this style of shirt, make sure to wear a pant that has beautiful embroidery, zari work, or print on it to make the overall attire look beautiful.

Stylish Plazo with Long Shirts

Longs shirts, when worn in style, can change your entire look. Most people combine plain plazo pants with stylish long shirts to create the look. You may also wear these with pants that have limited embroidery work. These shirts come in a large variety such as straight or Anarkali. Also, the size of pants may also differ with these suits. You may select from broad pant designs and a loose but straight design.

Plazo with a Top

If you are going to an event where you would like to replace the kurta or a shirt, the best way to do it is to wear plazo with a top. These tops may include thigh length, crop tops, and basic waist length tops. In fact, you may also wear a blazer on top to create a formal look.

No matter which style you choose to wear, plazo suits will never fail you.

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Top 10 Gifts For Beach Lovers

From Malibu to Miami, beach lovers across the country are one and the same; they love the sun and the sand and the surf. Nothing beats grabbing your floppy hat and sunglasses and heading out for a day of relaxation with the sound of waves crashing in the background. If you have a beach lover on your gift list, check out the ten items below:

1. Give the beach comber something to listen to while they soak up the rays. iPods are portable, store tons of music and can be purchased almost anywhere nowadays. Target has the iPod Shuffle starting at just $49.99. 

2. If you want the beachgoer to be able to secure that iPod (along with other valuables) while he or she takes a dip in the water, purchase the Vacation Vault. It costs $24.95, is available from corporatetravelsafety.com and is a small and sturdy safe. With its 3 dial combination and ability to lock onto something (such as a beach cart), the recipient on your list won’t have to worry about his or valuables. Another option is the Waterproof Bag and Waistpack by Aloksak for $19.95 which allows you to take your valuables with you into the water.

3. Toting the things you need for the beach can be a pain without the proper gear. Purchase a beach cart from beachmart.com.  The website’s bestseller is the $49.95 Deluxe Wonder Wheeler Beach Cart. It holds a beach umbrella, a 48quart cooler, 4 chairs, and has a large cargo area for any other gear. It folds up flat, but is sturdy and efficient enough to carry up to 100 pounds of gear!

4. If your friend brings a friend to the beach with them, they’ll need something to keep them entertained. Smashball was always the game of choice when we were kids and still seems to be a popular choice. Myultimateboards.com sells the paddles and trademark blue ball for only $8.62.

5. Help the beach lover tote their refreshments in style. The Picnic at Ascot Santa Barbara Beach Backpack is a cooler and backpack all in one. It’s insulated and waterproof and costs $24.95 at swimoutlet.com. It’s also very stylish; it comes in a smooth olive color with coordinating stripes.

6. Staying cool at the beach is a priority for the beach lover. Help reduce the rays (and wrinkles) by purchasing a Cush’n Shade from beachstore.com. The Cush’n Shade is just what it sounds like; a cushion to lay your head on and a shade to provide shade cover for your face. It’s portable, comes in 3 different colors and costs $27.99.

7. Purchase a Beach Bum or Beach Babe t-shirt at cafepress.com. (There are many beach themes and/or phrases to choose from, those are just two of the examples.) Sweatshirts are also available on the website and your order won’t set you back more than $20 or $40.

8. A fashionable and unisex beach bag is a great find. LL Bean offers an abundance of options when it comes to bags. LL Beans bags are canvas, easy to tote, come in many colors and can be personalized. They start at under $20 and go up from there, depending on size and personalization.

9. Speaking of personalization, personalizationmall.com sells embroidered beach towels in vibrant colors that any beach lover will covet. The plush towels can be personalized with the beach lover’s initials or full name. You won’t spend more than $30 for this unique twist on a traditional beach item.

10. And finally, the beach comber needs something to comb through when they aren’t listening to music or people watching. Purchase a book for the recipient on your list; get a light read or a page turner, or even a few magazines. You know this person best, think about what they would enjoy reading while passing a few lazy hours under the sun. (You can always throw the book in the tote or wrapit in the towel to combine two gifts at once!

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Description of Marking, Measuring, Cutting and Sewing Tools in Leatherwork

There are several tools used in the field of leatherwork. Most of these tools are locally made while others are bought from shops that sell imported leather tools. The tools used in leatherwork are very many and varied. Therefore, for purposes of easy identification and study, marking tools, measuring tools, cutting tools and sewing tools are described in this article.

1. Marking Tools-

This category of leather tools is used for marking purposes. They are used for creating lines to serve as a guide before sewing, cutting, thonging or stitching is carried out. Examples of tools under this category are:

Edge Creaser- This tool is usually dragged along the edges of leather products to create a creased guideline for sewing and thonging purposes.

Edger- This is a marking tool that is used for creating lines along the edge of leather items to assist in sewing.

Leather Marker- This tool is used for marking out lines as a guide for cutting and designing purposes.

Tracing Tool- It is used for marking and tracing out lines of templates or patterns before sewing.

Spacing Wheel- This tool is used for marking equivalent spaces on leather before punching holes for sewing.

Stitching Groove- It is used for marking lines to serve as a guide when stitching.

Edge beveller- This tool is used for beveling and neatening the edges of thick leather.

Edge groover- This is a metal tool with a round wooden handle. It has a snub end with an adjustable screw recessed into the end, and the groove cutter extends out from the tool on a metal shaft that can be adjusted in length by means of the recessed screw. It is used to produce a shallow groove on the surface of leather into which the thread is recessed below the leather surface.

2. Measuring Tools-

These are tools that are responsible for ensuring straight and accurate routes for stitching, cutting, thonging and decoration. Examples of measuring tools used in leatherwork are:

Dividers- It is used for measuring, creating small intervals for stitching and the setting of circles for the cutting of strips and thongs.

Metal Ruler or Straight Edge-It is used for measuring. It also serves as a guide when creating straight cuts of leather.

Measuring Tape- This is a long rubber tape used for taking accurate measurements.

3. Cutting Tools-

This group of leather tools is used for general cutting purposes. They are used for cutting patterns and pieces or parts of leather. Examples of cutting tools for leatherwork are:

Shears or Scissors- This is a paired sharp cutting tool used for the cutting of cards and papers for use as templates and for the cutting of light leather, linings, foams, and fabrics.

Skiving Knife- This is a sharp knife that is used for removing the bulkiness of leather by thinning. This technique is commonly referred to as skiving.

Strap Cutter- This cutting tool is used for cutting long straps of leather used in making handles of bags, belts etc.

Swivel Knife- It is used for making light cuts or beveled lines to aid in the folding of leather.

Head Knife- This knife is used for cutting and trimming thick pieces of leather.

Gouge- This cutting tool is used for creating grooves to make folding and creasing easy in leatherwork. V-Gouge- This type of gouge is used for creating ‘V’ grooves. U- Gouge- This type of gouge is used for creating ‘U’ grooves.

Bevel Point Knife- This cutting tool is used for cutting leather at right angles.

Glass or Zinc plate-It is the surface on which the leather is placed for cutting.

3. Sewing Tools

These tools are used for sewing pieces of leather together to form the article. Some of the tools in this category help make thonging and the making of decorative stitches very easy. Some of the sewing tools used in leatherwork are:

Needles: There are various types of needles used in leatherwork. While some types like the lacing needle are used for sewing pieces of leather together, others like the Glovers and Harnesses are used for sewing thongs at the edges of leather articles.

Thimble: This is a protective metal tool worn mostly on the index finger as an excellent aid for sewing.

Sewing Machine: This machine assists in the sewing of pieces of leather, foam, and other leatherette materials.

Loop clamp: This is a tool used for holding small belt loops in the stitching clamps when sewing them closed. The jaws are small enough to enter the loop and the clamp can generally be held in the jaws of a pair of stitching clamps.

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The Adaptation of Fashion Trends

Fashion is more or less synonymous with females. Most women have this undying craving of dressing up according to the on going fashion trends, no matter whether it suits them well or not. Fashion trends which change almost every fortnight, are endearingly followed by the female segment of our society. However, a million dollar question remains unanswered that, where does these “Fashion Trends” exactly start from? Since most ladies pick up the trends by watching their friends and peers, the exact source of the fashion trends gets lost somewhere down the line.

The fashion trends actually start from the runways of London, Paris and New York. It is the ramp of these renowned fashion events that head starts the so called “Latest Fashion Trend” fever throughout the world. Designers persistently keep renovating the fashion styles and come up with varied designs every now and then and so does the trends in fashion markets too.

Since most of the people are unable to buy the exuberantly expensive brands showcased on the ramps, people tend to pick the reasonably priced imitations of the same. Most departmental stores copy the runway dress designs which are later sold like hot cakes in the market.

Its not just the runway shows which influence the public in general, but the celebrities too, who are considered as the style icons by youth. Youngsters imitate their favorite stars and try to dress like them in order to prove themselves fashionable enough among their friend circle. On one hand where the younger lot follow the dressing sense of celebrities like Miley Cyrus and Jamie Lynn Spears, the older lot on the other, dress as per the various popular television shows like Desperate Housewives.

There is nothing wrong in following the latest trends or styles but the trick is to copy the trends sensibly. The most important thing to remember while dressing is to maintain your own individuality within the fashionable drapes. One is not suppose to look like a carbon cut out of a runway model but the thing is to express the same style through your own self and as they say when you will be comfortable within your own skin you would indeed be making the biggest fashion statement around.

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