What to wear to an outdoor concert or outdoor festival

Praia Urbana, the all-day music festival in Houston that takes place four times a year, was bigger and better than ever this past weekend. I captured a few great examples of what to wear for such an outdoor concert as I danced my way between the two stages.

Outdoor concerts and festivals require attire that is comfortable (i.e. not binding, breathable, quick to dry and low-maintenance). But that doesn't mean you have to sacrifice style. The weather will usually call for something that you don't mind sweating in (although we were lucky this weekend at a high of 80 degrees F). Here's a checklist of other essentials:

Shades, of course.
A fabulous fan (the old-school kind that folds up nicely in your purse - it's a summer staple wherever I go).
Once it really starts to heat up, bring a bandanna or scarf to wick away heat, to dip into water for cooling off, or to tie your hair back from your face.
Baby wipes in a plastic baggie to "wash your hands" with, wipe away sweat, or to use in port-a-potties. 🙂
Suntan lotion / sunscreen!
Lots of water.
Cross-body bag to keep your essentials close to your person and to make it easier to carry all of the above essentials!

Look 1

Festive, feminine, and put-together. Great mix of color, light cotton tube dress, slightly embellished (but not too much!) flat sandals, big shades and artful but not over-the-top wooden jewelry (in complementary colors, no less). It's sweet and gets anyone who sees her in the mood to enjoy a beautiful day!

Look 2

Fun with color. The chick on the left had a blast - right down to her yellow shoes! Her funky-printed, airy dress; teal frames; and casual crossbody bag added to the fun atmosphere. And you couldn't beat her awesome attitude, which is, most of the time, half your look!

Look 3

Simple chic. For a more subdued look, the chick on the right had it down to a T. If you never thought to wear a hat, this is a great time to do it! Her cotton tank dress layered over a simple black tank created some dimension while her comfortable natural wedges added height. And the green crossbody bag was the perfect punch of color to this simple look.

Look 4

Sporty feminine. When I came up with this look, I simply wanted a touch of spring and natural elements while still maintaining my personal style in comfort. I thought I captured it well in a racer back tank, gray gladiator sandals, worn-leather satchel and necklace made from seeds (that I had strung myself!). Unfortunately, I didn't capture the best part…the ruffled number on the back of this simple, lined cotton-blend skirt for an extra touch of fun!

Renae Virata is a "travelista" at heart who founded and operates the fashion/weather/travel website WeareverTheWeather.com. The site shows women what to wear based on the current temperature and precipitation of any city around the world. A user simply inputs a desired location or destination, a date, and a type of occasion into the My Stylist feature. It then pulls together the perfect pieces for that location's weather forecast. Users can create hundreds of different outfits, save their creations, and print and share them through email, Facebook, and Twitter. They can even buy pieces they love by clicking on any of the items that My Stylist recommends. WeareverTheWeather.com also includes a fashion and travel blog with in-depth tips on how to pack effectively and stylishly for any trip.

What Was She Wearing – feat. Cameron Diaz & Mary-Kate Olsen

Welcome back to another instalment of What Was She Wearing: Answers! As always, this story is brought to you by WWWD's fantastic interns—the very super Allison and Jessica. Read on for tidbits galore on Mischa, Cameron, MK, and Nicole.

Mischa Barton

En-route to a lunch at West Hollywood’s Le Conversation, Mischa wore this embroidered 1920’s cloche. She purchased her hat at LA’s high-end vintage store, The Way We Wore (the boutique is a WWWD favorite, check it out: The Way We Wore). Doris Raymond, the lovely owner of TWWW, assured us that she has similar vintage cloches available for $150-395. We found some options on eBay, but if you’d rather DIY, brush up on your crocheting skills and order patterns online (HeartStrings FiberArts).

On a side note, we know that this isn’t What Was She Reading, however, in case you were wondering, Mischa’s book-in-hand is “Dry” by Augusten Burroughs. It’s a fabulous, follow-up memoir to his widely-read, “Running with Scissors,” and deals with his struggle to get sober.

Cameron Diaz

It used to be that when we heard 'Cameron Diaz' and 'stud' in the same sentence, a certain fellow who recently brought sexy back came to mind. Those days are no more. Now, the only stud our readers are inquiring about is the Marc Jacobs Sweet Punk tote. Though this particular style is not currently available online, similar styles are available at Saks Fifth Avenue ($1800, saksfifthavenue.com). You also may be able to find the exact bag at your nearest Marc Jacobs store. Visit Marc Jacobs for a vendor nearest you. Cameron: we’ll continue to drool over your arm candy.

Mary Kate Olsen

Seen here just after a hair appointment at the Neil George Salon in Beverly Hills, Mary-Kate Olsen is fashionably instep (as expected) in a pair of Yves Saint Laurent Savage Crisscross Wedge ($715, bergdorfgoodman.com) and the ever present Ray Ban sunglasses. MK is often spotted with fantastic and wild shoes, but for some reason this pair particularly piqued your curiosity. To answer your questions: the YSL shoes are made of cuio leather, have a single-buckle sling back, and a platform sole. We think they would look exceptionally awesome with a pair of wide-leg jeans.

Nicole Richie

Sporting sweet new bangs, Nicole Richie was photographed above after having dinner at Mr. Chow’s in Beverly Hills. In addition to her new hairdo, she simultaneously captivated the interest of many of our readers who wondered about her stunning outfit. The dress is vintage Diane Von Furstenberg, so sadly it’s no longer available. But on a happier note, Nicole’s must-have Wolford Mat Opaque 80 tights are an easy, and fantastic opaque, find ($37.50,wolfordboutiquelondon.com).

What clothing can take you more feminine taste

There are no ugly women, only lazy women. These words are widely told; why not act from now on you to become a truly beautiful feminine woman? Of course, feminine, and not just rely on dress, no one does not want his only appearance of the vase into a decorative, self-cultivation is always the cornerstone of external beauty. Sisters, beautiful without limit, beautiful on their own, let us live a more exciting!

Do you want to show more -feminine- taste? Very simple! The following four styles of dress (made of the same material) can help you easily do it.

1, hand-embroidery

Woman with flowers always complement each other, hand-embroidery on the dress was the best tender on behalf of women. Clothing or jewelry, sweaters and collars, Dress at the waist, pant pants can be a hand-embroidered edges show the charm of the place for you. For the embroidery, the key is "few and small", that the number and size of flowers, not too much, of course, is more suitable for the female body a more slender.

2, Small sequins

Variety of small sequins like a wizard, it can stay in luxurious clothing, such as evening dress, can add elegance for women, sequins can appear in the girl's shirt or on the pants, which also bring them a lively and playful sense. Choose clothing with small sequins, small sequins must pay attention to whether the color and clothing color coordination, and is suitable for their color, it is very important.

3, Plaid

In spite of plaid seems behaved, but it is not difficult to help you. Check the bag and shoes with the best, basically, any clothing with can become a "finishing touch", of course, the acclaimed plaid skirt is not bad. Check with the way clothing is - Check only one of the best upper and lower body clothing, and make it plain, or collide with monochrome clothing, your grace, and elegance will be felt in the unaware people.

4, clothing of animal fur texture

However it does less use than the above three, but it can show the women wild and sexy side. Leopard shawl, snakeskin-patterned pants are all part of cultivating a good choice of a mature woman.

Beautiful sincere: clothing is a "language", which can reflect a person's social status, cultural enrichment and aesthetic sense, a person can demonstrate to himself, to others the attitude toward life. Therefore, a good first step to beautiful is wearing. Perhaps you are not a lot of money to buy international brand-name clothes and bags, but you can still choose to show the feminine more than a small decoration to make you a fine taste of a woman while

You can choose christian louboutin boots,christian louboutin pumps,Christian Louboutin Sandals, to complete your feminine clothing.

The Right Skin Tone Colors For You

When choosing swimwear, it's very important that you pick out colors that compliment your skin tone. No two people on this earth have the exact same skin color so remember when picking out your particular bikini, choose what is proper for you. Just because your best friend can wear a bright red polka dotted swimsuit and look great doesn't mean you can too. It might make you look like a clown. You might look great in a pastel pink with blue trim bathing suit that's tailored just for you. Here are some general tips to consider with regard to your specific skin tone. We are going to separate them in terms of pale, olive, caramel, and dark brown. You might not be exactly any of those skin tones but you are in between them.

If you have very pale skin and it's impossible to tan, then you would look good in soft pastel colored swimwear. The lighter colors will blend in well with your sensitive skin tone. Of course you could wear a bright red bikini if you choose but it will be strikingly noticeable. Plus if you are pale and should happen to get sunburned, the red bathing suit and your red skin will make you look like a lobster. Stick to the light colors like beige, peach and baby blue to show off your genuine and unique skin tone.

For olive skin tones, you can wear blues and greens without any problem. Those colors bring out the naturalness of your skin color. Mixing the colors up would work well for you like wearing a swimsuit with a green top and blue bottom with green trimming or dots. Purple and burgundy would also be very vibrant colors that you could wear.

Caramel skin should capture colors of the earth. Orange, peach and green are great colors that show off the depth of caramel skin. Mixing and matching the bikini colors is also a great idea for you. Having caramel skin also allows you to flaunt deep rich red colors if mixed in nicely with a few accessories like hats or scarves.

Dark brown to black skin looks great in brown, black and even white. The white would be very noticeable but it also brings out and compliments the rich skin tone. Bright red would be very vibrant but it's also another color that brings out the dark texture. Stick to colors that look good on you overall so you can walk around in that sexy swimsuit with pride.

No matter what skin tone or color you have, just remember that you are beautiful and unique in your own special way. Choose colors that fit you the best and don't worry about any one else unless you're buying them a gift.

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Name Brand Perfume, You Can Certainly Smell The Difference

As far as cosmetics go, name brand perfume is one of the more expensive types of cosmetic products out there on the market today. There are plenty of knock offs when it comes to designer perfume brands, but only those who really believe in quality can attest to the fact that name brand perfume is where it's at.

Starting in the neighborhood of $50 a bottle if you are lucky, it is easy to wonder what it is about name brand perfume that incurs such a high price tag. Is it the designer name associated with name brand perfume that makes it so pricey, or is it something else, something more that justifies it being such an expensive commodity?

Designer Perfume Labels Have a Longer Lasting Scent

If you have ever been one of those people that reveled in cheap perfumes, you know that as far as smell goes, good taste can make sure that people never know the difference. At the same time, real name brand perfume is designed for longevity; knock off perfumes and lower end fragrances are usually not made to last so long and be so effervescent after such a long period a time. The difference in lasting power between high end and low end fragrances is significant; this isn't too much from the way things are with other cosmetic products on the market as well.

You Get What You Pay For

When it comes to name brand perfumes, it is easily said that more time and money goes into the creation of such a high end fragrance, far more so than would be a cheap knock off version of the fragrance. While these businesses do get their profit, it costs more to produce the product, which certainly entails a substantially higher price tag.

Anybody who has a pretty well versed nose for fragrances knows that when it comes to name brand perfumes and those that lack such esteem in the cosmetic world, the difference really matters between the two and you get what you pay for.

Better Ingredients Go Into Better Perfume

Another thing you pay for when shelling out the big bucks for name brand perfume is what is included in it. Designer fragrances contain designer ingredients, from fine oils to natural extracts and scents. This is what makes the effect so resilient and long lasting and is also to pleasing to the nose. After they are selected, there are scientists that know just how to mix a fragrance to make it work for the nose.

Name brand perfume is not for everyone. Some people are okay with basic fragrances, body sprays, and even fairly decent copies of popular favorites. As a rule, most people cannot tell the difference. At the same time, there is something about designer perfume that complements that amazing outfit, or that new suit, or gives you the boost at the interview you have. Name brand perfume is just a finer product altogether, and men and women all over swear by it.

Very Fashionable Watches

There are many different watches manufactured every year. This is because so many people are in the market for watches. Again this is because it is one of those items that people need, especially living in busy towns and cities where knowing the time is so important. People everywhere need to make sure they are on time for work ? to do this they need to know what time they must leave their home in order to make their train, they then need to know what time the train comes in in order to know whether they have enough time to get a morning coffee and croissant and furthermore they need to be at their desk before questions are asked of them. In order to do this, people need to know the time and although there are many devices that allow people to do this, there is nothing better than a watch. For this reason, people are always looking for watch.

As a watch is only bought every now and then mostly due to the fact that they last for a very long time, people in the main do not buy watches regularly. A good quality watch can last for over a decade and provide their owner great value for money. However, some people do not buy watches simply because they want to know the time. Instead, they buy watches because they look good and as such people can walk around looking fashionable.

Many watches that are made today are made to look fashionable. Watches that are made to look very fashionable are more likely to sell, mainly because people nowadays like all the things they buy to look nice. After all, its human nature to want to have nice things! Some watches are however, more fashionable than others. This is because a lot of time and effort has been put into designing the watches in order that they do sell. Retailers are well aware that in order to capture as many customers as possible, only the most fashionable watches can be put in stores as these are more likely to sell than any others.

There are many very fashionable watches made every year as a result. Customers that look to buy watches because of their fashionable qualities rather than want of needing the watch are always in search for the most fashionable watch of the month, or to the really dedicated consumers, the week. There are many very fashionable watches on the market and there are so many different brands to choose from. One brand that has always been popular is Emporio Armani as this really is a fashion brand. Customers are well aware of Armani?s stronghold in the fashion market and as a result, Emporio Armani watches are a likely choice for many people.

There are many other choices of watch brands for consumers too. Whichever watch is chosen, chances are that the watch is likely to be very fashionable and is likely to keep whoever bought it very happy for a very long time.

The Fashion Sense Of The Everyday Woman

How do you define Fashion Sense?

There is not an official definition of the phrase, although I did find one on . I am not sure how official it would be, but it made ?sense? to me. It described fashion sense as an expression meaning: dressing in style; understanding what looks good. The example sentence they gave ?Cezanne says Jennifer Lopez has good fashion sense, but I think her outfits are ridiculous? Another website called defines fashion as ?Any mode of dressing or adornment that is popular during a particular time or in a particular place (i.e., the current style). It can change from one period to the next, from generation to generation. It serves as a reflection of social and economic status, a function that explains the popularity of many styles throughout costume history; in the West, courts have been a major source of fashion.

If you go back into history, when man & woman roamed the earth, the only fashion sense was their original birthday suit complete with fur (or hair if you prefer). As we evolved, only Royalty or wealthy folks were about the only ones who could afford to have a ?wardrobe? of varying styles, colours and materials. The have nots had to do with whatever material was on hand and their primary use was for warmth and protection.

It wasn?t until the early 1900?s that fashion dwindled down to the lower classes. As the buying power of the average man improved so did fashion with the average woman. What became fashionable in all of great Design Houses eventually became fashionable with everyday woman with manufacturers copying or replicating the designs into affordable clothing. But that didn?t mean that every outfit complimented every woman. Let?s face it, women come in all shapes and sizes, and clothing comes in all sizes, colours and materials. Not every single outfit or combination of clothing will suit every woman. However, human nature being what it is, we have a natural instinct to conform and be part of the herd. When a new ?fad? such as mini skirts, flapper dresses, go go boots, etc came into fashion, everyone had to have them regardless of whether it complimented your body.

A woman who has fashion sense dresses knowing that she has chosen an outfit that will compliment her body shape, regardless of the latest ?fad?. She may not be wealthy, hold a college degree, have a high IQ or even be a CEO of a major corporation. What she is, is someone who avoids buying something that is ?cool? or is pretty or just because. She takes the time to know what will suit her and the mirror will tell her she has made the right decision. With luck, it could be the latest fashion!

For most women, I would suspect that we make that decision and for the most part, women do have fashion sense, but it is their own. Even ladies who have been in the Blackwell?s Best Dressed Hall of fame do make the occasional fashion faux pas. It takes more courage for a woman to dress in what looks best for her and not what is the current ?look? if it does not suit her. The best example of a ?look? that I think is a disaster for many women is the ?bare midriff? look, with the cropped tops and low waist jeans. For that look, you need to have not one ounce of fat in that area. It is not a complimentary look for any woman with a spare tire around the middle, or as someone referred it to the ?Michelin Tire look?. And yes, I am one of those women that cannot wear that ?look?.

They say ?beauty is in the eye of the beholder? and everyone has their own idea of what is beautiful. Kudos for the woman who dares to wear what looks good on her and not fall to the whims to the latest fashion fad. I encourage all women to honestly look at themselves and dress for what suits you and not other people.

Understanding what it Takes to be a Fashion Icon and How to Become One?

We've all heard about them before - they headline the news, they are on magazine covers everywhere and their faces are regularly featured on every TV show on fashion. They sometimes grace the runways of Paris and Milan and are often quoted for their bits and pieces of advice regarding fashion. They are fondly referred to as fashion icons, the benchmarks of beauty, elegance, style and glamour.

When people hear the term "fashion icon" what comes to mind would be the names of the current darlings of the fashion industry like Mary Kate Olsen, the Victoria's Secret Supermodels or Sarah Jessica Parker. However, people who have a deeper perspective on what a fashion icon is would probably think immediately of the late Katharine Hepburn as she looked in the movie "Breakfast at Tiffany's" or the late former US First Lady Jackie Onassis, she with her gigantic shades and superbly draped dresses, accentuated with three-strand pearls and crisp white gloves.

In fact, so much respect and love has been placed on these two women's style that exhibitions on them showcasing their impeccable fashion sense has been organized on separate occasions. This just goes to show that being a fashion icon like them definitely has its merits, the best one being loved by the whole world.

But just what is a fashion icon really? It is someone who is being constantly talked about because of their fashion statements. A person who gets idolized for expressing themselves differently from the rest by means of fashion, for being brave to stand out in a mostly conventional and traditional crowd who are hesitant about stepping out of their comfort zones. A fashion icon is one who has dared to change the face of fashion and created a huge impact while doing it. With that in mind, how does one become a fashion icon?

A fashion icon first off, knows all about the latest trends and can recite them by heart even with their eyes closed. They treat magazines like Elle, Vogue, Cosmopolitan and Harper's Bazaar like they would the Holy Bible -- with every key look in clothes and make-up, as well as the latest accessories noted and listed like the Ten Commandments. So if you want to be able to come up with your own unique look and vibe to qualify you as a fashion icon, buy these magazines or sign up for online beauty and fashion blogs like to keep yourself in the loop.

Being a fashion icon also means being versatile. Avoid sticking to one particular look or being identified with only one. Take a cue from music icons Madonna and Lady Gaga - people love variety and look forward to seeing them on the red carpet, just to take a gander at what look they came up with. These days, when people have the attention span of a gnat, you need to be able to keep changing up your looks to keep them interested and wondering. To get ideas for your next look, don't forget to check out fashion trends here.

However, the best thing you can do to be a fashion icon is to be as it really means - be a role model. Make sure you always emulate a positive attitude and don't do anything you know can be harmful to you or your health, you know, just say no and all that. Always smile, be confident and don't forget to mix and match well.

Gucci Clothing

A most prominent brand Gucci, formally known as The House of Gucci, is an Italian fashion brand, manufacturing fashionable clothes and leather products label. It has gained a prestigious place in the fashion world. Gucci brand is easily recognized as it is the most famous brand in the present scenario. Gucci meaning The House of Gucci belongs to PPR, Pinault-Printemps-Redoute which is a French multinational company.

The House of Gucci was founded by Guccio Gucci, born in 1881, which initially started of with a saddler shop in the year 1906, in Florence. He gave his best of skill in craftsmanship of the leather goods. In 1920 he started producing and manufacturing lavish luggage goods. The first boutique was started in Rome in the year 1938, famously known as Via Condotti. Initially, Gucci concentrated on designing and manufacturing the company?s most recognized products in the international market. Gucci introduced the most popular handbags with Bamboo handle, back in 1947, which are still well-known in today?s market. In 1950, Gucci spread into manufacture of suede shoes with metal pieces and the trademark red stripped webbing was initiated, originally on the saddle girth.

During the early 1950?s he designed and created classic styles for men and women. The designer clothing products for men and women basically comprised of luxury luggage, stylish ties, designer shoes and famous handbags with the bamboo handle. After his death in 1953, the business touched new heights and gained a great recognition in the international fashion market. His family was the main cause of enormous success for Gucci as it opened a lot many stores in world famous places like Paris, London, Tokyo, Beverly Hills and Palm Beach. The entire Gucci Empire has become quite well-known in the year 1950. The brand further gained its publicity and made Gucci comparable to ?chic?, with the help of the Hollywood stars like Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn and Peter Sellers. The shoulder bags became popular and quite well-known by the name ?Jackie O? as Jackie Kennedy posed himself during a photo shoot with the Gucci shoulder bag. The company already had a GC logo by this time.

In the year 1990, Gucci Clothing included a variety of products like perfumes, leather fashions, cosmetics, shoes, suitcases, watches, sports articles, silk scarves, jewelry, ties, eyeglasses etc?Thus Gucci became more identified brand in the fashion world with several other famous brands.

In the year 2006, Gucci generated a global income of more than US$7 billion according to the sources of Business Week magazine. Amongst the Top 100 world famous brands it ranked 46th in the annual chart. Gucci is recognized as the second largest and the best selling fashion industry after LVMH. Gucci has more than 425 stores internationally. Gucci franchisees and the fashionable stores offer the wide range of products of this world famous brand. The house of Gucci is recognized by several financial institutions and organizations due to their remarkable performance in business which in turn contributes to a huge turnover. Last but not the least, from years, Gucci has managed to provide quality products which are stylish, luxurious and exceptional.

Enjoy Best of The Deals in Women Accessories Online

Women are known to be fashion lovers and accessories play an important part in their life lifestyle. Literally accessories mean items of equipment that are not usually essential, but which can be used with or added to something else in order to make it more efficient, useful, or decorative. This article is intended to focus the topic accessories for women. Generally a woman is always in hunt of best of these items at any time she is off for shopping. Handbags, pens, wallets and clutches, watches, sunglasses, reading glasses, vanity box, Jewelry bangle travel box, artificial Jewelry, belts, etc. comes under the above term. In the age of internet marketing, we know that best of the deals are coming online and people are finding dealing an easy going process through this. Internet is proving to be a best place for marketing because of a vast collection in its stores and due to this buyer have several options to choose from them.

Online shopping is an easy mean as compared to traditional shopping methods. It gives you facility to shop anytime you wish in a day as stores on world websites are open 24 hours a day. Moreover it has another good thing; you can buy the item of your choice from anywhere in the world. Women Accessories online has everything in their kitty, woman would like to take home. Nowadays there is a competition among number of brands in this sector therefore accessories can be availed at genuine market rates. Best of the brands have come on online portals and they have employed internet marketing team which gives best of the latest offerings to customers. Most of the men are always in hunt to lure their fiancees by gifting them unique collection of women accessories. They can get wide ranging collection of these items in an online store. There one gets an array of choices and he or she can settle with what fascinate him or her most. There one will also get items arranged in various sections in accordance with their brands, which ultimately helps a consumer to find a product easily and quickly. Whereas in traditional stores the task shopping is very complicated and time consuming.

When going for a deal through internet marketing, you actually have to visit a lot of stores and spend some good amount of time to get the requisite. Once you get an item of your choice, you need to book it using the norms that particular shop has laid. You can get your much desired things from which has carved its niche in this sector. It has plethora of collection in its store and people looking for a particular thing can easily land up getting that in no time. Shipment services are also time bound and they do take a lot of care in delivery of these accessories which are sometimes very fragile. Any new updates about these topics will certainly be intimated to readers in next of the article.