Most people are so fixated in protecting their skin from Ultraviolet (UV) rays and forget that the eyes are affected too. UV rays come in two forms, UV-A and UV-B. Some of the eye problems associated with these rays are macular degeneration, cataract, pterygium among others. It is best to stay protected in some trendy, stylish sunglasses for the season.
Sunglasses are a great addition to your style, and they help your vision on a sunny day. Wearing sunglasses is a great defense mechanism against UV rays. Before purchasing sunglasses, you need to consider some factors: Read more
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Meghan Markle has become a worldwide fashion icon. Transitioning from ‘Suits” star to Duchess of Sussex has given her the voice to raise awareness about many of her passions, such as women supporting women, education and animals. But her platform has also constantly put her in the public eye…making her fashion choices and statements a popular topic of discussion.
During an outing on January 10th, 2019, Markle’s simple black dress was the perfect outfit for the occasion. As one of her four new patronages, Smart Works is a charity that helps prepare women for the workplace. During Meghan’s visit, she helped pick out outfits for the women to wear during interviews and even sat down with some of the ladies to discuss interview advice. Since joining the royal family, Markle has often used her clothing and accessories as more than just a fashion statement. By supporting brands such as Turquoise Mountain, Meghan uses her outfits as a way to bring awareness to incredible nonprofits, organizations and companies around the world.
“Aside from the design being less royal and more catwalk, press are picking up on the fact that these earrings are sustainable – a hot topic in the fashion world right now.” Source
Based on Markle’s previous influence in the fashion industry, many are saying that they will not be surprised to see a spike in the sale of lab-grown diamonds after this appearance.
Other than the ethical benefits of lab-created diamonds, these stones are also an environmentally friendly alternative — another interest of Markle’s as seen by the 7 charities she and Prince Harry chose to support through donations at their royal wedding. When comparing lab-grown to mined diamonds and their effects on our environment, the statistics are staggering. For starters, mined diamonds are obviously dug from the ground or sea, while lab-created diamonds are grown in a lab. So, for every 1 carat of mined diamond, nearly 100 square feet of land is disturbed and almost 6000 pounds of mineral waste is created. To put that into perspective, a white rhinoceros also weighs 6000 pounds. On the contrary, 1 carat of lab-grown diamond disrupts just 0.07 sqft of land and only 1 pound of mineral waste. So we’re comparing rhinoceroses to mice…
But the disrupted land and mineral waste aren’t the only effects of mining for diamonds. Large amounts of water are not only used in the mining industry but also polluted. Not to mention the 125 pounds of carbon emission (per 1 carat of mined diamond) created. In total, air emissions on a single carat of mined diamond are 1.5 billion times higher than those of a lab-grown one.
And, although many celebrities in the past have opted for “ethically sourced” mined diamonds, more and more information surrounding these diamonds has been revealed. Unfortunately, there’s no way to tell 100% where a mined diamond was sourced. And, there has been problem after problem surrounding the Kimberley Process and the specifics surrounding regulations of mined diamonds.
A recent study on the Kimberley Process and promise of a conflict-free industry states:
“The most glaring problem is the certification scheme’s narrow terms of certification, which focus exclusively on the mining and distribution of diamonds, leaving broader human rights issues around worker exploitation unaddressed.”
With so much information out there and so many individuals (such as Leonardo DiCaprio) devoting their life work to changing the problems that taint the mined diamond industry, it would not be surprising to see more and more celebrities choosing lab-grown diamonds. As we’ve seen time and time again (Lady Gaga’s meat dress), Markle isn’t the only celebrity who chooses to raise awareness of topics she’s passionate about through their clothing.
Lab-grown diamonds are the future. Celebrities are often some of the first individuals to set trends — whether that be for fashion or a social issue — but in this case, it’s for both. There’s no longer a need to harm our earth to have gorgeous diamonds.
Accessorizing your outfits is often the key to giving them a unique look and making sure they appear ‘put together’. However, many people don’t really know how to go about accessorizing their outfits. This means that they often forget to use any accessories at all, or they don’t get it right and end up feeling like something is missing as they wear them.
Here, we’re going to go through the dos and don’ts of accessorizing your outfits so you can be sure you get it right every time: Read more
Street style has no definition. It speaks of the culture on the ground, a mix of motifs and colors that define our cities, our music, and pretty much everything around us. Inspirations can come from anywhere and everywhere, so with the New Year upon us, here are some spectacular tips on how you can create your own street influenced style signature.
Whether it is a semi-casual outfit to work or your tribute to a favorite sub-culture, there are many ways you can flaunt a unique identity without looking overwhelming.
Autumn is arguably the best season of all since it’s not too hot and you can wear cute and interesting outfits to cover yourself if you’re too cold. There are a lot of festivities during this time of the year, one of them being Halloween. Nature shows off for the last time in the changing color of the leaves as summer turns to winter where everything is white and freezing.
Millennials are the up and coming young adults who have the power to sway the comings and goings of trends. The age of social media has enabled influential people to wield authority over what is considered trendy. Since trends are almost always a repeat from a few seasons back, there is a chance that you may have some of the clothes that will be listed below.
Consider looking through your closet so you will know what clothes you do have. If you find clothes that you don’t use or wear anymore, you can either donate them or sell some clothes online. That way, they just don’t sit inside your closet; you gain profit from sales made. If you’re curious about what’s popular to wear for this age bracket, check out the list below. Read more
When it comes to beauty, that involves our kids, too. We want them to have the best, but buying new clothes is a huge strain on your budget. Use these tips to ensure your kids have the Gap kids clothing without spending a fortune.
How many clothes your kids have depends on things like whether or not you have a washing machine, how often you like to do laundry, how old the child is, how dirty the child gets, your budget, your storage space, and much more.
If you are short and petite you would want to pick an outfit that makes you look taller. Heels can make you achieve your desired height but they can be heavy and uncomfortable. Designers have invented trends that are comfortable, flattering and can change the perception of your height. Here are some tips on what to look out for when choosing your ethnic wear and other outfits.
Go with Vertical stripes
Vertical stripes create an illusion of height. Wear long vertical lines with no break at the waist to create an illusion of height. Horizontal stripes make you appear wider which makes you look shorter even with heels on. Read more
The skilled artists of ‘My Custom NeckTies’ are pioneers in creating custom ties for the millennial. Their design team specializes in creating unique and attractive ties that will glitter with beauty. The much publicized success of custom ties proves that creating neckties is simple and painless. Custom printed ties are often made of silk or polyester and My Custom Neckties have created thousands of fashionable neckties. Custom ties are normally brought by companies, schools, clubs, airlines and fraternities. They offer custom options like custom width, tipping, clip-on ties and extra long ties. Employees who wear custom ties will feel that they are an integral part of the company.
Custom ties are considered as single forms of identification and they create a uniform brand. Typical custom ties are considered as an amazing gift and existing customers will love the gratitude associated with gifting ties. A custom tie helps an employee to stand out from the rest and a great way to give the wedding a grand look is to gift the groom a custom tie. Custom made ties will be straight line ties or bow ties and bow ties are considered as more formal. Bow ties when combined with a navy blazer will look absolutely stunning and classic bow ties too are highly popular. Read more