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Monday, 4 February 2013

Join my Stella and Dot team

For a limited period only , Stella and Dot are giving an extra two samples away if you join there sales team. The cost of the smallest business in a box set up pack is £169.00. It includes £300 in jewellery , brochures, order forms, advertising stands and an on line website. Being part of this fast growing designer boutique company is rewarding and gives you the flexibility to earn. On the go and when it fits into your schedule. Basically it's a self employment role with great direct delivery options and returns to give customers excellent service.

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When considering a Fine Art direction, what are the key elements you need to consider . One is the synopsis of your desired direction. Consider developing a style and development progression. I think developing colour , style and cognitive understanding and contextual subject matter. This will add depth to your portfolio and practice.

Sunday, 30 September 2012

Stella and Dot style

Stella and Dot is worn by contemporary glitterati, models,contemporary singers and actors. It is a company that sells only on line and through direct sales stylists that host jewellery shows in private homes, hair salons bars,cafes.

Friday, 1 June 2012

Check out my new AVON eBrochure!

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Monday, 5 September 2011

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Thursday, 14 July 2011

Eco Homes

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Friday, 1 July 2011

Contemporarey Art in Contemporay living

Printed Wall Art Images




Author: Karl Guevara
A striking and impressive way to bring an empty wall space alive is to display printed wall art. This form of art is becoming a unique and contemporary way to provide a room with natural images. The variations available are immense and cover virtually any subject or theme to suit both individual needs and the rooms style of decor.




One of the advantages of using printed wall art to cover walls spaces is the availability to have the enlarged images broken down into different sections. This offers alternative ways to hang the prints as well as hanging them in the latest block approach. Blocks of three or four images which when positioned in order close to each other provides the illusion of a far greater image and wall space covering while retaining the main focus of the picture. With advances in technology photographic images can be successfully transformed into works of art covering a whole host of different topics.



Popular scenes of from the United States in black and white make a real statement, these printed wall art images are also available in night scenes with the street lighting bringing the images alive. This style of wall art is ideal for contemporary living as it provides a printed wall art which offers a real alternative design concept from traditional prints.



For a minimalist look printed wall art for natural cloud formations are a great way to bring the natural world inside a home. These images are uplifting to the mind and brighten the moods on the dullest of days.



People's love of animals has been used effectively in the printed wall art range which is available, rare and endangered wild life species in their natural habitat offer stunning wall art displays. Underwater scenes of dolphins swimming against oceanic blues are truly amazing and would look superb displayed on bathroom walls. Rooms which get can become hot and stuffy also benefit from these refreshing images, merely looking at them can provide the illusion of real time cool blue seas!



One of the most popular printed wall art designs available are images of flowers which have been enlarged to super sizes, these offer a real alternative from conventional floral pictures. Individual parts of the flower blooms cover the canvas and highlight the delicate flower parts. These look incredibly stunning when a white background is used and the vibrancy of the flower's natural colours is shown. A creamy white Cala lily against a white background offers a truly dramatic effect, the only colour seen is the merest hint of the green stem. This clean, crisp image looks effective when hung against either a white wall or contrasted against deep rich colours.



Whichever printed wall art images is chosen the sleek style will compliment modern and contemporary interior design styles and invite family and friends to discuss the art works, which for many is a fundamental point of displaying art. Art works should be utilised rather than merely hung on a wall and forgotten about, they are part of the room's design and atmosphere to be shared and enjoyed by all who view them.






Thursday, 16 June 2011

Contemporary Art

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Contemporary Indian Art

Indian Contemporary art




Author: Namita Sibal



Targeted at Collectors



The Indian contemporary art market has been growing exponentially in the last few years. Not only in India, but even globally, Indian contemporary art is being recognized as amongst the best in the world.



The increasing disposable incomes among the Indian middle class, unattractive conventional investment options, extensive media coverage of art and more organized art galleries are some of the reasons behind this sudden popularity of Indian art even as an investment. Art has a creative appeal as it is a beautiful piece to decorate the house with. It has an appeal for the rationale since it is can be viewed as an investment and not just an extravagant expense.



The profile of the collector of art is also changing. The increase in the upper middle class disposable incomes, high risk taking appetite, more 'spending than saving' attitude is bringing more and more non-conventional retail investors (corporate/ salaried people) into its fold. The art collecting fraternity is getting increasingly scattered. So while, one may be a collector of art, not everyone he knows will be one. However, with the advent of the internet, people across the world are coming together to appreciate and buy art through on line art galleries.



Most online art galleries exploit the internet only to show case their extensive art collections for sale to a larger audience. However, when it comes to passing on efficiencies to collectors and artists both, they continue to follow the conventional brick & mortar model, with 33% and above commissions and payment terms ranging up to 60 days. With the advent of the internet and more efficient courier services along with efficient on line banking services there has come a need to make the art market more efficient as well. There is a need to revamp the existing market structure, and that is exactly what IndianArtCollectors has done.



IndianArtCollectors is an on line forum for collectors of art from across the world. The portal allows collectors to post their works to share with others. At the same time collectors of art can contact each other directly and discretely in case they want to transact in the secondary market through the in-built messaging system. IndianArtCollectors already has an extensive art collection with more than 1700 works and 700 odd registered collectors. It is a first of its kind web site, and introduces innovation into an industry that has failed to evolve itself despite the rapid changes in technology and target audience.



IndianArtCollectors offers the following services to collectors free of charge:



1. Share:

Collectors of art can display their art collection, as well as view what other collectors of Indian art across the world are collecting. All they need is a digital image of their artworks and they can post them online to share their works with other. With the fragmenting collector community, this forum is a delight for the lonely collectors to display art and share it with others.



2. Transact:

Most collectors are plagued by the concern of how easy would it be to sell their works in the secondary market. Most galleries charge a commission upwards of 15% on resale of an artwork, and that too can take several months. IndianArtCollectors allows collectors to display art and mark the art collections for sale with a "Willing to Part with" yellow flash. This invites other collectors to contact them through the in built messaging system and they can actually carry out a mutually agreeable transaction discretely without any intermediary costs. Today many collectors are using this option instead of bearing the high transaction cost with conventional galleries.



3. Acquire:

IndianArtCollectors now has artists joining the community and has an extensive art collection for sale. Just like collectors, artists too have membership to this community and can upload their works for sale at their own discretion and convenience. They even set their own prices and edit them from time to time. The prices listed on the website are inclusive of all taxes, shipping and handling charges, posing no hidden costs for the collector. The collector gets the benefit of lowered commissions at IndianArtCollectors and also receives an authenticity certificate signed by the artist himself for every artwork they acquire from the artist.



Through the above ways, IndianArtCollectors is redefining the Indian art market, making it more transparent, bringing people together and using the new economy's internet, courier and banking services to benefit both the collector and the artist community. IndianArtCollectors has become a one stop destination for all collectors of art, as it satisfies their needs for sharing with each other, transacting with each other and adding to their collection by acquiring artworks directly from the artists. Today IndianArtCollectors has become a vibrant community with one of the largest collections of Indian art on the worldwide web.



Author Information:



Namita Sibal, Director IndianArtCollectors, is interested in the rapidly changing Indian Contemporary Art market and the developments it brings with it. She is interested in making the art market more efficient for both the artists and the collectors. Namita can be reached at contact@indianartcollectors.com and invites suggestions and feedback on how to make www.IndianArtCollectors.com more beneficial for the artist and collector community.



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Thursday, 7 October 2010

Why Buy Ethical Fashion

Why Buy Fairtrade Bags?




Why were the quintessentially English clothing company Mulberry selling African Bags? And what part do bottle tops play in the battle against Aids?


Bottle-top bags may sound like an idea straight from Blue Peter, but Mulberry's version is miles away from double-sided sticky tape and coat hangers. The bags, crafted in Africa from recycled wire and bottle tops are lined with luxurious Congo leather, contrasting perfectly with their eye-catching, deconstructed image. And these bags are not just the latest fashion accessory, but an inspired way of raising money for Action Aids HIV/AIDS campaign.

Mulberrys non-profit bags are the focus of their campaign to halt the rising tide of people infected with HIV/AIDS. The company hopes the bags, retailing at 99 pounds, could raise as much as 100,000 pounds. And just in case you find you have nothing to wear or your budget doesn't quite stretch to the bags, they have also brought out bottle top campaign T-shirts and key rings. Susan Mears of Action Aid is thrilled with the scheme, This is a dream come true project- the money will come in very, very useful.

DEATH SENTENCE



40 million people worldwide are infected with HIV/AIDS, and the majority of them are young: between 15 and 25. The International Aids conference in July warned that in 30 African countries average life expectancy by 2010 would be 27 years of age. Karen Stanecki whose branch compiled the report for US Aid, told The Guardian these levels have not been seen since the end of the 19th century. Many of those dying today from Aids are financial providers, whose deaths leave poor families destitute- 14 million children have lost one or both parents to Aids.



The greatest obstacle to controlling Aids is the stigma surrounding it. In many cases people with the disease are shunned. Prisca, HIV positive for twelve years, has lost her husband, two children and three siblings to AIDS related illness and has been ostracised for speaking out about the disease, Up to this very day, I dont speak to my sister. She says I have tarnished our family name, she told Action Aid. This attitude can obstruct education, the most effective way to prevent the rate of infection rising.



Uganda is one of the few countries to subdue its Aids epidemic. The mobilisation of communities and a willingness to confront the epidemic led to falling prevalence rate. This is largely due to 5,000 projects throughout the country tackling the problem. Educating women and girls is essential in cutting the rate of infection. Unfortunately girls are often removed from education to care for relatives with Aids. In the last 5 years the number of women and girls infected has risen by 40% according to Oxfam.



Cameron, the son of Mulberry chairman, Roger Saul, experienced Ugandas effective education strategies first hand while teaching sexual health education for Students Partnership Worldwide. Anxious to find ways to support the charity, he found inspiration on the arm of a village girl: a bottle-top bag. He believed, once Mulberry-fied, the bag could raise the profile of Aids awareness. The attraction of the bags is partly their novelty, which he hopes will get people asking questions - theyre a fun way to engage people with the serious issues of AIDS/HIV. His father, Roger, visited him in Uganda and was equally pleased to have found such an original way to help the 14,000 people who are infected everyday.



FASHION CONSCIENCE



Action Aid plan to spend the money in Kenya, looking after the 730,000 children who have been made orphans by Aids and the more then 2 million who are currently living with the disease. The charity has fifteen years experience of pioneering prevention and community based care. They believe the best ways to change peoples attitudes and counteract the secrecy and ignorance allowing HIV to gain so many new victims is through loca groups. They support them through training, resources and advice to ensure the people most affected by the disease are at the centre of developing effective responses to the epidemic. SPW will also receive some of the money to allow them to continue to train students to give sexual heath education.



In East Africa, where the bags are made, there is another reason to celebrate. Not only are the bags created from recycling wire and bottle-tops and so are environmentally friendly, but Action Aid pledges the workers who create the bags are both paid and treated fairly. Let's hope Mulberrys bags set a trend for fashion without victims.



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Friday, 9 April 2010

Bikini Trends 2010

The Top 10 Most Fashionable Bikinis for This Year

Author: mb011085

The frosty winter weather is finally beginning to thaw which means that summer holidays are just around the corner. With Spring well and truly on its way, before you know it many of us will be packing our suitcases to enjoy a couple of weeks of foreign sunshine, or if we're really lucky, the weather might even allow us to sunbathe in our own back gardens!

So with sunbathing season just a few months away, it is time to start thinking about what will be fashionable in the world of swimwear this summer. If you're feeling a little clueless, fear not, because here are Simply Beach's top ten bikinis for Summer 2010…

One of the biggest trends in the fashion word for spring and summer this year is floral prints and this is also true when it comes to bikinis. Floral print bikinis are set to be really fashionable this season and there are lots out there from which to choose. If you are a particularly feminine lady with a preference for delicate florals then the Parse iapo Ilima Bikini is a perfect choice with its soft patterned fabric and cute tie details. For something a little bolder, the Ginja Vintage top Krista 70s Bandeau is ideal, as it has a punchier, brighter floral print that will look great against tanned skin. For those who would like floral bikini that is bright and colourful, the Speedo Salsa bikini may be the ideal option. Not only is the floral print really vibrant and cheery, the unusual cross-over halter-neck bikini top design is sure to get heads turning.

As well as floral prints, the nautical look is also set to be hugely fashionable this summer. The Seafolly Capri Halter bikini is a perfect way to channel this trend, with is mixture of narrow and wide blue and white stripes. This bikini also has removable cups and convertible straps, making it versatile as well as on trend. Whilst the Seafolly bikini is a subtle nod to the nautical trend, the Lepel Promenade Stripe bandeau bikini is a delightfully full-on incarnation of the nautical look. With blue and white stripes, cute little buttons and tailored briefs, this bikini is sure to catch every sailor's eye!

Not only is 1950s tailoring always very flattering, but it is also hugely fashionable this season and for that reason you are unlikely to o far wrong with a 50s inspired bikini. The Seafolly Viva Mini tube top and hipster briefs are delightfully 50s with their polka dots and cheeky frills and will have you looking like a pin-up in no time. The Panacha Monroe Bandeau polka dot bikini top and matching briefs are also full of 50s glamour and even channel the nautical theme with a colour scheme of red, white and blue. As well as polka dots, ruffles and frills are a great way of embracing the 50s look and for this the Seafolly Frill Me ruffle bikini is absolutely perfect.

Keeping things sleek, stylish and simple is also hot this Summer, so look out for one-colour bikinis with clever cuts and simple details. The Ginja Platinum Grecian bikini is delightfully simple, yet the beautiful amethyst colour and platinum beaded strap detail will have you looking like a goddess whilst lying on the beach. Similarly, the Seafolly goddess bandeau top and tie side briefs are sleek and stylish, with little in the way of embellishment but lots in the way of clever design and structuring. This bikini also comes in a fabulously on-trend deep ish-grey colour, so you cannot really go wrong!

Article by Simply Beach
For a huge selection of women’s designer swimwear, from the bikinis and tankinis, one piece swimwear, plus size swimwear, mastectomy and maternity swimwear, to kaftans, cover ups and summer dresses, beach hats and bags. At Simply Beach you’ll find everything you need to complete your summer wardrobe.



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Saturday, 3 April 2010

Burberry London Summer handbags shapes.

Burberry London

Burberry Handbags -Information When Shopping for Burberry Handbags

Author: Joseph Wunsch

Burberry, maker of the classic trench coat and plaid scarf, has transformed itself into one of the hottest brands in fashion today making Burberry Handbags. The Burberry Handbag is a mainstay of high fashion, so much so many companies have started making replica Burberry handbags.

Burberry was founded in 1856 by 21 year old Thomas Burberry a apprentice to a country draper in England. He started by opening a outfitters shop. Originally known as an outdoor wear manufacturer, Burberry invented Gabardine which is a breathable, waterproof fabric that is made by waterproofing the yarn prior to weaving. This was patented in 1888. Most of the original line was directed towards outerwear and military uniforms. In 1901 the familiar Burberry Equestrian Knight was developed and registered as a trademark. In the 1920's the Burberry Check which had been used as a lining for their trench coat was trademarked. It has since become synonymous with Burberry. These distinctive trench coats have been seen in movies. For example Humphrey Bogart wore one in Casablanca, Peter Sellers in the Pink Panther films, and Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's. And this is how the burberry handbag and replica burberry handbags craze iniated.

The Burberry handbag entered the scene around strong around 1999 when the appointment of Italian designed Robert Menchetti to the division renewed the brands popularity. Prior to this it was slumping because of a very conservative image and an Asian recession which had always been a stronghold for the company. But soon Burberry Handbags will be seen worldwide.

Such notables as David Beckham, Tamara Beckwith, and Spice Girl Victoria Adams (now Beckham) fully embraced the new approach along with Prince William and Kate Moss. It looks as if the Burberry handbag is finally among the elite chic of the fashion world.

A few of the more notable Burberry handbags styles include :

The Ultra-chic Burberry Blue Check handbag is compact, lightweight and ideal for today's fashionable woman. Attractive blue, white, ivory tan and black cover vinyl-coated canvas in the familiar Burberry Check is accented with tan leather trim. Full-length zippered top opens to reveal a canvas lined interior. Matching tan leather strap fits comfortably on the shoulder. Blue Check handbag is 10-1/4 inches wide, 4-3/4 inches high and 1-3/4 inches deep. Shoulder strap is 26-inches long. This handbag typically sells for approximately 450 dollars. Truly a stunning Burberry handbag. A replica burberry handbag of the same style will run you about 100 dollars.

Burberry Candy Check Snowdrop handbag is compact, sleekly styled and just right for today's busy woman. This Burberry Handbag has colors of pink, white and tan for the Candy Check cover in vinyl-coated canvas. It is accented with matching tan leather piped trim. Magnetic clasp closure on the front panel opens to reveal a canvas lined interior. Removable tan nylon shoulder strap with the Signature Burberry Equestrian Knight emblem, adjusts for added convenience. Additional tan leather handle offers several carrying options. Snowflake handbag is 10-1/2 inches wide, 4-1/8 inches high and 1-3/4 inches deep. Shoulder strap is 25-inches long. Having a price of about 440 dollars list price it is a very affordable addition to your fashion agenda. A replica burberry handbag of the same style will run you about 70 dollars.




The Burberry Candy Check Cadogan handbag is a very attractive pink, white and tan Candy Check cover in vinyl-coated canvas. Also accented with matching tan leather piped trim creates the high fashion look you would expect from Burberry. Magnetic clasp closure on top opens to reveal a canvas lined interior with a zippered side pocket. Matching tan leather handles complete the look. Cadogan handbag is 8-1/4 inches wide, 8-inches high and 3-1/2 inches deep. Handles are each, 12-inches long. This assures you that you will be able to accommodate all the essentials of your busy life style. This Burberry handbag is easy on your pocketbook at about $440.00 list. A replica burberry handbag of the same style will run you about 85 dollars.

The Novacheck tote Burberry handbag is a cotton canvas tote with the Equestrian Knight logo. It is accented by rich looking dark brown leather trim along with golden hardware. Adjustable should straps with buckles and an open top with extended buckle tab complete this stunning tote. Inverted gussets side leather straps with a rivet trim make it sound. Measuring 10 � x 14 1/10 x 6 � make this Burberry handbag fashionable yet roomy. Listing at about $595.00 it is also affordable. This tote will also come in the Double Pocket Tote style that has additional pockets with the same look and features. It retails for approximately $895.00 giving you value and style all in one. A replica burberry handbag of the same style will run you about 90 dollars.

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Saturday, 27 March 2010

Thursday, 25 March 2010

Saturday, 20 March 2010

Red Carpet Fashion

Hermès bags fashion show spring / summer 2010



Author: Anna Millman
Many new proposals signed Hermès Spring / Summer 2010. Are you curious to know what has produced

the inspiration of Jean Paul Gaultier? Then read on to discover all the news.




The parade of Hermès Spring / Summer 2010 was definitely one
of the most eagerly awaited by all those of the Paris Fashion Week. The word
Hermès rachiude all a wonderful world, which runs through the history of fashion
handbags giving us unsurpassed.







How can we forget in fact two of the most popular bags of
history, the Hermès Birkin and Kelly? Two scholarships that have changed
the way you think the stock market, no longer a mere accessory but an expression
of their personality.







Dedicated to two icons of fashion, entertainment and
history, like the mythical glamorous Grace Kelly and the icon Jane Birkin, they
have gone through two Hermes bags free of fashion and its ever-changing
cycles, becoming veritable fetish for all the (few) that if women can afford and
unattainable dream for the other (many).







In every collection Hermès repeats the two exchanges
that are more this French maison, in a look that is renewed from season to
season. The fashion show for spring-summer collection
2010 was devoted to tennis, sports chic for excellence,
so here's Kelly renew their look for the occasion.







Gaultier fact apply to the bag icon brand a
portaracchetta courts, transforming it into a sports bag and no longer just an
accessory pouches. Kelly, who can vote in our survey, is available in classic
shades quite like the white, blue and red.







But there are certainly more traditional versions of
Kelly, and especially more valuable, such as those in snakeskin and white sand.
The parade also sees the protagonists Mini Kelly and Clutch, the smallest of the
classic bag models dedicated to Princess Grace, in precious leathers like
alligator.







How could he fail then the
Birkin bag and the
other en of the Maison, which is revisited in a version I think of great effect.
Gaultier fact, the effect achieved with a "trompe l'oeil" that is drawing the
flap on the bag and the characteristic closure but in such a realistic way to
make it look good. But it lacks the model "posh", which perhaps we will soon see
the arm of Victoria Beckham, sand-colored crocodile leather.







But of course Hermes space to other exchanges. It aims for
the new collection especially on clutch, carried out as usual in precious
leathers like crocodile or calf leather, characterized by a particular closure
jewelry metal. The colors are pretty classic, ranging from white to black,
passing through dark red.













Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Ethical fashion

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Nostalgic contemporary shoes.

A clog that has longitude of wearable time scale,classic bespoke cloggs.

Monday, 15 March 2010

Saturday, 13 March 2010

Ethical Fashion

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Monday, 8 March 2010

At the Oscars.

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Fashion at the Oscars.

Fashion at the Oscars last night was a flash back of Hollywood vintage 40's 50's era.Lots of long fitted lacy romantic dress's.

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

You tube video about getting a tattoo.

Ethical fashion and living the dream.

Ethical fashion and living the dream.

If you have a tattoo take a look at this article.

The Meanings Of The Most Popular Tattoo Designs

Author: Sascha Menzer

Tattoos have been since ever a sign for some meaning that was linked with it. The meaning of Tattoos can be of spiritual nature but can also be a sign of strength or power, harmony and other qualities.
This is a list of the most popular tattoo designs and their meanings:

Anchor tattoo meaning: Safety, hope and salvation.
Angel tattoo meaning: Protection, guardians, keepers of dreams
Bat tattoo meaning: Longevity, happiness, mystery.
Bear tattoo meaning: Good nature, good luck, also ignorance.
Bird tattoo meaning: Birth, intuition, freedom.
Bull tattoo meaning: Fertility, power and strength.
Butterfly tattoo meaning: Spiritual immortality, temporary element of life.
Cat tattoo meaning: Linked to magic and bad omens.
Centaur tattoo meaning: Knowledge and nature, spirit of womanhood.
Chain tattoo meaning: If broken - freedom. If intact-slavery.
Clown tattoo meaning: Laughter, tears, uncertainties.
Clover tattoo meaning: Good luck.
Crescent moon tattoo meaning: Transformation and rebirth. Feminine power
Cross tattoo meaning: Sacrifice, love and salvation.
Crow tattoo meaning: Revival, Gods messenger.
Devil(baby)tattoo meaning: Mischievousness, urgent desire for sex.
Dog tattoo meaning: Man's best friend, loyalty, trustworthiness.
Dolphin tattoo meaning: Benefactor. The saviour's emblem.
Dove tattoo meaning: Universal symbol of peace.
Dragon tattoo meaning: Strength, power. Rules over fire and air.
Dragonfly tattoo meaning: Affinity with the Spiritual Life. Illusion.
Eagle tattoo meaning: King of birds. Might, spiritual growth.
Eye tattoo meaning: Self protection. Ever watching!
Fairy tattoo meaning: Good or evil supernatural powers.
Feather tattoo meaning: Creativity, rebirth and spiritual elevation.
Fish tattoo meaning: Plentifulness, spiritual peace.
Frog tattoo meaning: Positive symbol of pregnancy.
Hawk tattoo(tribal) meaning: Self-discipline.
Heart tattoo meaning: Love, provided it is neither bloody nor torn into pieces.
Horse tattoo meaning: Friend to man, kingship.
Leaf tattoo meaning: Joy, rebirth
Lion tattoo meaning: Might, awareness, immortality, bravery.
Lizard tattoo meaning: Symbolises the soul searching for light.
Lotus tattoo meaning: If open symbolises the sun, if closed, the moon.
Mermaid tattoo meaning: Temptation, seduction, materialism
Monkey tattoo meaning: Wisdom, knowledge, or evil powers.
Moon tattoo meaning: Varied rhythms of life.
Phoenix tattoo meaning: Rebirth
Reaper tattoo meaning: Death
Rose tattoo meaning: Fertility.
Scarab tattoo meaning: Strength and rebirth.
Skull tattoo meaning: Courage, Death.
Snake tattoo meaning: Temptation, knowledge and wisdom.
Spider tattoo meaning: Creativity.
SpiderWeb tattoo meaning: Denial of established order. Beware!
Star tattoo meaning: Spirit, inspiration, resolution of problems.
Sun tattoo meaning: Sacredness of life. Warmth, nurturing.
Sword tattoo meaning: Represents justice, honour, energy.
Tiger tattoo meaning: Fierceness, strength and power.
Turtle tattoo meaning: Fertility, long life.
Unicorn tattoo meaning: Chastity and purity.
Wolf tattoo meaning: Faithfulness in marriage.
YinYang tattoo meaning: Harmony and totality.

Because of their meaning Tattoos are an expression of individuality and should be chosen carefully.
No one wants to be laughed at because he did not know the special meaning of some tattoo on his back.
Before you go to the last step make sure that your dream tattoo design is the right one for you!
My Tip for choosing the right tattoo for you: Browse through a lot of Tattoo Ideas and get inspired by your feelings! A huge gallery of tattoo designs that could inspire you, you can find here:
www.tattoomenow.com

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Friday, 26 February 2010

Self help tips on living a nicer life style.

Living a Happier Life – Use These Tips to Make it Possible

Author: Mark J Walters

We always wish happiness to each other at birthdays and on New Year’s Eve, but the reality is that this is not always easy to achieve. However, this does not mean that you should despair and consider it to be mission impossible. You have to keep in mind that this depends on you only – on your thoughts and actions. Here are some tips on living a happier life. They will work for you as long as you really want things to be this way.

Be positive and optimistic. You might consider this piece of advice on living a happier life to be way too obvious, but if you do not keep this basic rule you are simply doomed to be miserable all the time. Always believe in yourself and in your abilities. When you have difficulties or simply feel down, you should think of all the things you can be happy about. Do not dig too deeply. Having a home and family and friends who stand by you is something that many people can only dream of.

Socialize as often and as intensively as you possibly can. One of the great problems of the world we live in is that it makes us more introverted and less willing to trust and share with others. Try not to avoid being in the company of others and by staying at home all the time. Instead, try to meet new people and to maintain good relations with your existing acquaintances and friends. Go out more often and never miss an opportunity to have a quick chat with your colleagues at work.

Do all the fun things that you would normally put off. You should really find the time to enjoy all the small pleasures of life even if they do not always fit into your schedule. Life is not all about work, so try to have small treats that can really make you happy. Going to the movies, to the theater or to sports events from time to time is easy to fit in your schedule, enjoyable and relaxing. The same applies to spa treatments and massages. You should not deny yourself the pleasure of having a delicious dessert or a calorie-rich snack every now and then even if you are on a diet.

Create personal goals and dreams. This is one of the most essential tips on living a happier life. Knowing that your existence has a meaning and that you are working towards a goal always helps.

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Thursday, 25 February 2010

image of star tatoo.

The meaning of the old fashioned nautical tatoo

Nautical Star tattoos the history, meaning and symbolism: a strange mix

Author: Chris Smith

The history, meaning and symbolism of nautical star tattoos is
a hotly debated topic.� Today many different groups have
adopted the Nautical star tattoo as a symbol for their own
movement and they have all ascribed their own meaning and
history to the symbol.� Thus has lead to a wide
disagreement as the the meaning of the tattoo.Historically
most everyone agrees that Sailors were the first people to get
nautical star tattoos.� In fact the very word nautical
relates back to sailing.� So this connection has been
pretty firmly established.� Most people would agree the
sailors were a pretty superstitious group historically and
sailor lore abounds with superstitious and fantastical stories
of life and death and being lost at sea.� Early on
sailors navigated by the stars at night and the north star
became the symbol for finding ones way home.� Once you
know where the north star is you can point your ship in the
right direction to get home.� So the star became a symbol
for finding ones way home or more symbolically even finding
ones path in life.� Therefore many sailors would tattoo
nautical stars on their forearms as a good luck symbol in
hopes of returning home.�
However their modern day meaning is a more debated topic.�
Many believe that groups including gay and lesbians, punk
rockers and those in the military have adopted the nautical
star tattoo as a very important symbol.� The diversity of
these three groups has lead many to argue the meaning of their
tattoos.
For the military the connection is pretty obviously point
back to the early sailors and the symbolism and meaning is the
same as the early sailors.� Many military people get a
nautical star tattoo as a symbol for finding ones path home
safely.� Of course this can also include more
symbolically just finding ones way in life.
Here is a quote we found from a member of the armed
services and his interpretation of the tattoo:
"I am in the United States Army, an MP who searched towns
and villages for Al Quida and insurgents. I was in Iraq for 1
year. I have a red and black nautical star on my wrist. The
reason I got it was because when I was out there, I felt it
was a guide to guide me home to my family safely. I got it so
that it would remind me that I am going to make it to see my
son grow up. I am not gay, it doesn't matter what you believe
it represents, it means something different for everyone. Out
in the desert, I would look up at the stars and think about
home. So anyone can think what they want to, that is what it
means to me. "
Punk rockers have also adopted this as a popular symbol to
have tattooed.� The punk movement traces its history and
use of the nautical star tattoo back to Sailor Jerry.�
Sailor Jerry is historically one one of the most famous tattoo
artists ever.� He was well known for his innovative and
"cool" designs.� Punks have taken this symbol and it has
very much the same meaning of finding one way in life.�
Being the rugged individualists type Punks are drawing to the
symbolism of true north and finding one own unique way in
life.� So the Nautical star has become a symbol for this.�
You see many punk bands that have full sleeve tattoos
typically incorporate nautical star tattoos either on their
elbows or elsewhere.
The lesbian and gay connection is the one that does not
seem so obvious at first.� Historically back in the
1940's and 50's when alternative lifestyles were not the norm
and often women had to hide their alternative choices they
would sport a hidden nautical star.� Often they would get
the star tattoo done on the inside of their wrist where it
could easily be hidden by a watch during the day but shown off
in the evening when out on the town.� Today many lesbians
where the nautical star tattoo to show their connection with
their early pioneering sisters.� Here is a little
evidence to support my points.��
"Here's the passage (with some pieces dropped) from "Boots
of Leather, Slippers of Gold: The History of a Lesbian
Community" by Elizabeth Lapovsky Kennedy and Madeilne D. Davis
copyright 1993 p. 189.
(talking about the 1940's and 1950's):
"...During this same time period, the cultural push to be
identified as lesbians- or at least different- all the time
was so powerful that it generated a new form of identification
among the tough bar lesbians: a star tattoo on the top of the
wrist, which was usually covered by a watch. This was the
first symbol of community identity that did not rely on
butch-fem imagery. We can trace this phenomenon back to an
evening of revelry in the late 1950's, when a few butches
trooped over to "Dirty Dick's" tattoo parlor on Chippewa
Street and had the tiny blue five-pointed star put on their
wrists. Later, some of the fems of this group also go the idea
one night and did it...The community views the tattoo as a
definite mark of identification..."the Buffalo police knew
[that] the people that had the stars on their wrist were
lesbians and they had their names and so forth. That it was an
identity thing with the gay community, with the lesbian
community". The fact that the star tattoo was created by those
who were firmly into roles, in fact by the group that was
considered the butchy butches and their fems, suggest that the
force to assert lesbian identity was strong enough to break
through the existing traditions of boldness based in butch-fem
roles. The stars presage the methods of identity created by
gay liberation. In fact, the mark has become something of a
tradition in local circles and has seen a revival since the
1970s."
This meaning of the symbol has of course created a lot of
problems and arguments among the other two groups of bearers
of nautical stars.� Most puck and military people do not
want to have a nautical star that points back to anything from
the lesbian movement so many will say that there is no
connection there and this is false.
Here is a quote from another armed forces member about the
symbolism of the nautical star among the gay community:
"This "gay symbol" is a load of hooey that someone made up
VERY recently. The nautical star tattoo has been around nearly
as long as tattooing itself. The late Celts (or early Irish,
depending on your view of World History) were said to have
been the first to have the tattoos, although evidence of it
being used on ships in Spain has been found pre-dating the
Irish claim.
As a Marine, it's a very commonplace symbol amongst us if
we have been part of a Boat Raid company, red for port, green
for starboard on varying parts of the body. On ship, I saw
about a million different variations on the Sailors I was was
serving with, obviously harking back to the sailor roots."
Here is a quote from a punk rocker and his feelings about
the symbolism of the tattoo:
"what idiots..even the military boys dont know what it
really means....JUST SO YOU ALL KNOW!!!!!it was used by OLD
sailors.. and the symbol represents North on a Map ...and it
is the North Star the sailors would use it as a baring to get
home....you can find it on Really really old maps and old navy
vessels... Punk Rock.. well we use it because we can and
because Sailor Jerry made the coolest tattoos who started
putting them on everyone.. my grandfather even had one thus
being used as a traditional icon"
It just goes to show that when the same powerful symbol is
used over and over again over decades of time it can taken on
very different meanings for different groups.� So all of
those that you see sporting a nautical star tattoo might not
all have the same interpretation of its symbolism.
So do you have a nautical star tattoo or think about
getting one in the future?� Which meaning of the symbol
will you get the nautical star for?� As long as you know
what the symbolism behind the star is for and you have gotten
it for the right reason to either support the lesbian movement
or as a symbol to finding your way!


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Sunday, 17 January 2010

The eco friendly sustainable fashion approach.

I have recently been spending time with my mother who lives on the island of Mallorca and she works on a cahrity basis for a little store on a Saturday helping a charity called Victorias animal santurary which helps stray animals on the island.They sell clothes and household items given to them by the local community.i was supprised at the quality of fashion garments lingering hidden beneath a huge ammount of non siutable clothes.However this is what makes charity shopping so much more interesting than the normal high street approach.
I have found myself a new and interesting wardrobe made up over a preoid of time,which has organically grown into a chic bohemian warderobe.

Thursday, 24 December 2009

Design philosophy.

The philosophy of every designer differs,some have similar attributes.Those with Eco friendly fashion philosophy.Many creative designers are opting for ethical values.Victoria first started her own label within the structures of an Artisan handcrafted market place.Only using natural fibres and contemporary modern re cylced or up cycled fabrics and materials.Combining historical knit structures with a contemporary look at fashion trends.

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Fake fur your wardrobe.

In todays world of technology real fur is not a necessary evil.There are so many fab fake fur items to choice from.Snuggle up to a beautiful snood to wear with a party dress or cocktail outfit.Don't spoil an out fit by not making the whole look.
Debut at debenhams is all ways a good location for a nice outfit.

Sunday, 29 November 2009

How to build a eco friendly home.

Green living How to do it?

I have recently found a conscious awareness to try and become a greener person.We all watch the news,see how climate change is effecting people all over the world.The Maldives government conducting a conference under water to explain what will happen if green house gases are not controlled.Wild life disappearing etc.
I found this great you tube clip about how to become greener.
It is about building a green sustainable house plus it does have some interesting items that could be put into any bodies home.

Saturday, 28 November 2009

I found this clip on youtube.What a great idea.Wow if anyone has a flat roof to develope.Watch this clip.

Roof top green living.

Sunday, 22 November 2009

Biography of the designer Victoria Meadows founder of Original Sample

Biography of Designer.


Victoria Meadows was born in Liverpool,England amidst the modern music,entertainment and fashion set of the South Liverpool Suburbs.Living near to the birthplace of Sir Paul Mc Cartney and John Lennon's Auntie Me Mes house.Victoria's parents frequented the reknownly famous Cavin club and were also keen fans of the well known Ronny Scotts club in London.The music and fashion scene stands hand in hand which emphasising the whole bohemian style and contemporary living,rock chic styling known today as Festival chic or Rock chic which has been an inspiring fashion direction for Victoria.
The daughter of a wealthy automobile business sales manager father,who ran a large business with is father and brothers formed a basis for her future entrepreneur skills.With an Artist mother and former fashion designer Victoria's artistic skills where easily recognised by her mother and her teachers from an early age.In her own words she explains during an earlier interview.

"I can remember when in junior school if I painted or draw a picture.They would always end up on the walls of the corridor's and classrooms.I never draw just one picture I liked to draw a series based on colour,texture and theme.I was inspired by the great masters that I saw in Art galleries and books.
My mother went to Art college and I guess I was born with Artist genes.
I continued my desire to create by making numerous amounts of Clothes for my Cindy doll's and then followed this by making my own clothes.
I asked my mother to show me how to pattern cut when I was aged 5 years and have created clothes ever since."


Victoria explains her desire to become creative,studying ballet dancing from an early age. Inspires the designer today helping to make her work feminine and classic,floaty and gorgeous.Her designs have a heritage,artisan style which makes her work timeless and beautiful.Elegant characteristics are key trends in Victoria's soft accessory range.Music and dance have always been an inspiration which has influenced Victoria's artistic mood and final finished collections throughout her career.
Mixing Global Artifacts found during her globe trotting days has created a styling mood artitypical of many of Victoria's collection.The Western globe trotter meets tribal influences has dominated the Catwalks for many years of which Victoria has and does emphasis this in her work sometimes just in her colour palette,other times in her finishes and detailing.
Moving from Liverpool to Nottingham after studying Art at Liverpools famous Art college,she went on to completed a degree in Fashion/knitwear.After graduating
Victoria gathered experience designing for a number of companies,Sabre menswear in London an architypical English traditional menswear label.She freelance designed while at University living in Florence and New York for a period of time.Gaining a creative global globalisation inspiration, typical of her design style and trade mark.Victoria had gathered knowledge of marketing,fashion merchandising,and fashion design from her initial design jobs before she decided to create her own brand.

The Original Sample label was established in 1989 during the fashion grunge era of the early 90's.Victoria's work mixed ethnic inspiration with western style,upbeat and innovative styles adorned her fashion studio.The label helped popularise the knitted hat and scarf as a new and definitive stylish iconic look worn by the fashion elite.The knitted beanie become a fashion accessory not seen in the fashion scene since the 60's and 70's.Striped beanies and long Doctor who scarfs.Celebrities sporting bag hats and plaited hats,rasta tassel hats were worn and famed in a number of soap operas and game shows on TV. Tunic a line style sweaters and cardigans with vintage style cotton lace from Nottingham were trimmed onto a natural Eco cotton knit range.Mono tone colours were a strong colour inspiration black/ecru.Traditional Norwegian cardigans with strong tapestry floral braids and antique silver clasps adorned the early fashion range of Original Sample.

Inti ally being sponsored by the Princes Youth Business after failing to gain funding through local banks.The business started with a minimum grant and loan to buy machines and initially trade at craft fairs,music festivals and large organised raves.It was not long before Original Sample notoriety took hold and the business achieved a UK Princess Trust Award for being The best New Business venture in 1991.The prize was a quality position at a well known international trade fair in London.The show was then known as The London Show,it is now called Pure and is held in the Business design centre in Islington.It proved to be a success where the business started to wholesale to small independent stores and larger department stores throughout the World.Wholesale customers included Harrods of London,stores on the Kings road,Chelsea and further a field Sax's 5th Avenue in new York and many more.Victoria also won another award via the Princess trust which gave her the privileged to design and create fashionable ski hats for then young prince's Prince Harry and Prince William of which she received a personal thank you letter from Prince Charles.
The new label ventured down to London to create a strong retail customer base,starting to sell direct to the public at the infamously famous Camden Lock Market in North London,where the likes of Red or Dead label was formed and traded. Many a success story can be atoned in regard to starting sales on market stores.Marks and Spencers being one of the most famous market stalls turned Super power chain store known globally.
Victoria's customer base grew and incorporated famous musicians,actors and designers including Sade,Oasis,Take That.Popular soap stars for example Angela Grithiths who now has her own day time TV show.The famous actor Hughin Macgregor frequented Original Samples store and the acclaimed Robby Coltrain was also a customer.The fashion designer favorites who purchased at Original Sample has to be Christine Lacroix who used to purchase the vintage brick-brac which was sold to compliment the clothes.Not disimilar to the product rangeofthe label Paul Smith who also bought styles of the market store and who eventually bought wholesale for many year.Victoria Meadows has won two British fashion awards being the wholesale designer behind the soft accessories range for one of Paul Smiths awards with special empahasis on soft accessories.The award sharing continued when her customer French Connection gained a British fashion award for special emphasis on soft accessories.Being part of a team who has gained the famous acclaimed award twice has inspired Victoria to continue to design classic items with a fashion twists giving her products its uniqueness.Customers from the Parisian fashion celebrities also included Ralph Lauren who bought Victoria's Spring/summer sample range of 1995 to create cushions for his lounge.The range was based on the seaside of the 1950's era,Santi fa holidays using Linen and denim knit in traditional tuck knit textures and thin stripes.
The famous Anna Sui was also an earlier customer and she even explained how she was inspired by the early Original Sample soft accessories range.The bohemian styling and live style inspired the designer to work towards an Eco friendly early ethical business policy which continues today.

The business continued to grow opening another stall on Camden selling Interior design items which developed into two retail stores based in Nottingham. The business basis of the stores re created a small Camden lock style emporium,a re look at a 70s' head shop.The Originals stores sold artisan crafts from around the world.Including the Original Sample range which of t-shirts with vintage patches and tapestry backpacks,vintage style Norwegian cardigans and soft accessories,hats and scarfs.
The business later split into two and the wholesale company continued to manufacturer in the UK and wholesale globally.Eventually specialising in purely soft accessories hats and scarfs mainly for the Japanese market.

Victoria decided to slow the business down in the early part of the 00's to find a personal life after trading at the Pret a Porter static show for many years as she wished to find a partner and settle down which she achieved in 2004, getting engaged and having her first child in 2005.She continued to design selling freelance designs through a New York sales agent in New York.Selling designs to DKNY,Tommy Hillfigger and Donna Karen.She continued to create and has since established an on-line store based in New York.
Etsy.com is one of the worlds most vibrant handmade market place on line.Offering millions of unique items for sale.Connecting shoppers with independent creators and designs.Full of inspiring handmade goods.Providing a customer base for a large number of Artists and makers.The site comprises of handmade goods,craft supplies and 20
plus year old vintage goods and up cycled items.Sustainable ethical values are strong within many of there on line designer lead stores.

Victoria is the archetypical entrepreneur recently taking time off to spend quality time with her family.Undoubtedly her earlier fashion business has been an inspiration for her and a number of small business's that have since specialised in soft accessories manufacturing in the UK.However Victoria wants to concentrate on designing a broader fashion range.Wishing to spend more time sourcing quality production overseas to expand her new business which she has relaunched while being a full time parent for her young daughter.Ethical fashion using vintage fabrics and trims were possible using hand made processes to maintain a low carbon footprint for each of her designs is the philosophy behind all the products in the Original Sample range.

Monday, 9 November 2009

Designers Profile-The early years.

Designing...How did you get started?
I can remember when in junior school if I painted or draw a picture.They would always end up on the walls of the corridor's and classrooms.I never draw just one picture I liked to draw a series based on colour,texture and theme.I was inspired by the great masters that I saw in Art galleries and books.
My mother went to Art college and I guess I was born with Artist genes.
I continued my desire to create by making numerous amounts of Clothes for my Cindy doll's and then followed this by making my own clothes.
I asked my mother to show me how to pattern cut when I was aged 5 years and have created clothes ever since.
The fashion direction which my career has taken can be affiliated to my parents as my mother was a former Fashion designer before she married my father.My father was the son of a statesman and a QC and therefore always dressed smartly and never dressed down.My fathers style of dress was accentually English aristocratic and classic.
I love to design with elements of classic and traditional bringing,colour shape and detail into a contemporary setting.
Embellishing and accessorising the classic's in dressing has always influenced my work.Creating designs with longitude and longevity has always been a strong influentual in my design work.
My etsy site is relatively new as I am just returning to work after an extended maternity leave.My daughter is now in nursery school so I am wishing to re start,relaunch my former fashion house.

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Ethical fashion philosphy.

Ethical fashion is the New Buzz word for eco friendly clothing that embelishes social responsibilities.
Responsible.Ethical Fashion can equate exquisite design and quality without loosing touch with morality and ethical standards.
Ethical fashion philosphy embraces the concept of creating beautiful designs with ethical production practices.
An ethical fashion collection means from fibre production to the finishing stitches.A conscious effort has been made to repect the people involved and also pretect our precious eco system and planet.
Sustainable fabrics and fibres,vintage buttons and fabric are all used to create artisan pieces of fashionable disireable choices to buy.
Ethical fashion philosphy is simple.The peolpe involved in this inspiring eco sound fabric and fashion industry believe that fashion should be ethical and not just beatiful.
Victoria Meadows the founder and designer of Original Sample eco fuses recycled fabrics into detail within her collection.Combining the richness of historical fashion values with contemporary western styling
.The combination of classic and contemporary makes her designs timeless and wearable.

Ethical Fashion.

Ethical fashion is the New Buzz word for eco friendly clothing that embelishes social responsibilities.
Responsible.Ethical Fashion can equate exquisite design and quality without loosing touch with morality and ethical standards.
Ethical fashion philosphy embraces the concept of creating beautiful designs with ethical production practices.
An ethical fashion collection means from fibre production to the finishing stitches.A conscious effort has been made to repect the people involved and also pretect our precious eco system and planet.
Sustainable fabrics and fibres,vintage buttons and fabric are all used to create artisan pieces of fashionable disireable choices to buy.
Ethical fashion philosphy is simple.The peolpe involved in this inspiring eco sound fabric and fashion industry believe that fashion should be ethical and not just beatiful.
Victoria Meadows the founder and designer of Original Sample eco fuses recycled fabrics into detail within her collection.Combining the richness of historical fashion values with contemporary western styling
.The combination of classic and contemporary makes her designs timeless and wearable.

Thursday, 29 October 2009

FREE SHIPPING for Halloween!!!!!!!!

FREE SHIPPING for Halloween!!!!!!!!

Hello,Welcome to The Press release for Original Sample.Today I can announce free shipping for all items on www.originalsample.etsy.com.Choose from a collection of soft accessories.
Handmade within a bespoke studio space in Middle England.

FREE SHIPPING for Halloween!!!!!!!!

FREE SHIPPING for Halloween!!!!!!!!

Hello,Welcome to The Press release for Original Sample.Today I can announce free shipping for all items on www.originalsample.etsy.com.Choose from a collection of soft accessories.
Handmade within a bespoke studio space in middle England.

Monday, 26 October 2009

Cashmere and angora now available.

Fabulous new yarns available on line at Original Sample at etsy.com.The Artisan website based in New York.Also great special offer purchase more than one item and recieve free shipping.Choose any style re-design an item for your own tastes and bespoke your own size at www.originalsample.etsy.com

Winter knits handmade.

Fabulous new yarns available on line at Original Sample at etsy.com.The Artisan website based in New York.Also great special offer purchase more than one item and recieve free shipping.Choose any style re-design an item for your own tastes and bespoke your own size at www.originalsample.etsy.com

Monday, 12 October 2009

Key Winter trends.

With this years trends promising to be more versitile and classic.The best destination for your bespoke winter woollies can viewed on line at www.originalsample.etsy.com.

Key Winter trends.

With this years trends promising to be more versitile and classic.The best destination for your bespoke winter woollies can viewed on line at www.originalsample.etsy.com.

Sunday, 4 October 2009

Original Sample Winter range.

Special offer this month on the original sample website is free shipping on multipule purchases.Great winter woolies and soft wintery wooly hats at www.originalsample.etsy.com

Saturday, 26 September 2009


Winter Woolies at Original Sample Eco

Get your Winter woolies before the weather gets really cold.No shipping costs at Original Sample for September 09 only........
New York fashion week has been launched this week.D@G have shown a fantastic bleached out ripped up denim collection with lots of ruffles and detailing.Fantastically classic and yet still directional.........
Link

Sunday, 13 September 2009

London Fashion week.

London fashion week has arrived and it is celebrating 25 years of style.The return of many big UK designers to the London show is testament to London being a key fashion city on a Global setting.The new interest is good news for the fashion industry in the UK.

Sunday, 6 September 2009

Free shipping.

Free shipping on my on line store for all of the month of September 09.
www.originalsample.etsy.com

Free shipping special offer etsy.com

Free shipping at Original Sample on line at www.originalsample.etsy.com.
For all of the month of September there is no postage costs on any purchases on line on Original Samples on line store.

Saturday, 22 August 2009

Put humanity into your wardrobe.

In to days fashion scene the buzz word is ethical clothing.Eco and green being a later day explanation.The Ethical is based on a reaction to the greedy profit loving fashion industry.The use of chemicals and third world poor working standards.
Sustainable fashion is also a key Fraze via a fashion evolution,regarding an awareness about proper maintenance of our Eco system.
Original Sample embellishes all these concerns within there collection of accessories.Buy vintage and buy vintage inspired to create a fabulous wardrobe of clothing with longitude in terms of sustaining a fashion direction that is timeless and stylish

Put humanity into your wardrobe.

In to days fashion scene the buzz word is ethical clothing.Eco and green being a later day explanation.The Ethical is based on a reaction to the greedy profit loving fashion industry.The use of chemicals and third world poor working standards.
Sustainable fashion is also a key Fraze via a fashion evolution,regarding an awareness about proper maintenance of our Eco system.
Original Sample embellishes all these concerns within there collection of accessories.Buy vintage and buy vintage inspired to create a fabulous wardrobe of clothing with longitude in terms of sustaining a fashion direction that is timeless and stylish.

Sunday, 16 August 2009

Woodstock 69

This year is the 40Th commemorative year for the iconic hippy music festival.500,000 people visited the 3 day event in up state New York.20 miles of traffic jams,so busy it was finally given a disaster zone status by local officals in its final day.Two people died and two babies were born.A tribute double vinyl album was produced.Is it available on CD or DVD I ask?
It should be if it isn't it will be.
Janis Joplin,Jimi Hendrix,Joe Cocker,The Who,Jefferson Airplane,Creedance clear water revival( a favorite of mine,very hippy trance).600 acres of land was set out for the epic music festival.Food and water ran out sanitation facilities failed.The hippy commune tribe for peace and love prevailed.
Add woodstock hippy style to your wardrobe.Add flowers,patch work tote bags and country knits,create the stlye from excisting wardrobe pieces.

Woodstock 69

This year is the 40Th commemorative year for the iconic hippy music festival.500,000 people visited the 3 day event in up state New York.20 miles of traffic jams,so busy it was finally given a disaster zone status by local officals in its final day.Two people died and two babies were born.A tribute double vinyl album was produced.Is it available on CD or DVD I ask?
It should be if it isn't it will be.
Janis Joplin,Jimi Hendrix,Joe Cocker,The Who,Jefferson Airplane,Creedance clear water revival( a favorite of mine,very hippy trance).600 acres of land was set out for the epic music festival.Food and water ran out sanitation facilities failed.The hippy commune tribe for peace and love prevailed.
Add woodstock hippy style to your wardrobe.Add flowers,patch work tote bags and country knits,create the stlye from excisting wardrobe pieces.

Woodstock 69

This year is the 40Th commemorative year for the iconic hippy music festival.500,000 people visited the 3 day event in up state New York.20 miles of traffic jams,so busy it was finally given a disaster zone status by local officals in its final day.Two people died and two babies were born.A tribute double vinyl album was produced.Is it available on CD or DVD I ask?
It should be if it isn't it will be.
Janis Joplin,Jimi Hendrix,Joe Cocker,The Who,Jefferson Airplane,Creedance clear water revival( a favorite of mine,very hippy trance).600 acres of land was set out for the epic music festival.Food and water ran out sanitation facilities failed.The hippy commune tribe for peace and love prevailed.
Add woodstock hippy style to your wardrobe.Add flowers,patch work tote bags and country knits,create the stlye from excisting wardrobe pieces.

Friday, 14 August 2009

Edun on line

Edun is a community based website selling Eco conscious fashion labels created back in 1995 by Bono and Ali Hewson.This site is worth a look selling Organic Teas,and eco clothing.www.edunonline.com

Thursday, 13 August 2009

Penny pinching the new cool.

In a world of Eco conscious living saving the pennies is becoming the new cool.Living the slow pace idyll live style which is optimised on the television with programmes like River Cottage.The posh presenter Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall discussing war time rationing in a world of over weight eaters.It has to be the right way forward.Embracing the Eco life style makes sense.

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Designing new range.

The new range is green,eco conscious for the wave of conscious customers that are wishing for a greener cleaner world.Keeping the spirit to create a healthier,cleaner earth.We wish for and hope for ecology to expand and thrive in a world which is slowly loosing natural resources.

Monday, 10 August 2009

www.ecofashionworld.com

A great news site EFW

I've found another great magazine style fashion site dedicated to eco sustainable fashion products........Wow no more unnecessary trawling of the Internet.

Friday, 7 August 2009

A wear for vintage.

www.awear.com have some lovely vintage style dress's a must for the summer.

A wear .An Irish fashion brand hits the web.

A wear are an Irish brand specialising in vintage stlye.It has that irish excentric style about it's garments.Delicate prints are the main theme with detailing incorporating bows and flowers galore.check out there store on line
It's very much what Amy Winehouse would love.

Tuesday, 28 July 2009


If you love vintage and have already purchased a number of vintage dresses and you need a cardigan to match and revamp an outfit check out the eco friendly cardigans on line at www.originalsample.etsy.com.
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stlylehive website.

I have found a great website its called www.stylehive.com. It has some great ideas for fashionistas and especially for the ethical buyer.Todays hot fashion tips on line is a whole collection of vintage 1920's flapper dresses for sale.Buying vintage is the new green way of fashion buying log in and become a member

Fashion mood boards for design.

Firstly it is useful to create images and sketches to create a cohesive collection.Having many sketch books in different sizes is always a great way of understanding a fashion direction that inspires the fashion industry.
A story board for fashion is usually A2 size,they can be bigger or smaller than this.
As you build up your boards they should express the essense of the theme and concepts of your ideas.Taking magazine images and mounting them onto a board connects your ideas with marketable products already in production and in the stores.
As key ideas become clear on these boards the job of designing a collection becomes much simplier to achieve.
Story boards can be created for interia designs and also for movies and plays.
There is a number of websites that have applications that you can use to create storyboards.
If you have a wedding or christening to go to you could cut out dresses,shoes and outer garments and place them on a board,better still a small sketch book,so you can shop with a clearer idea for what you would like to purchase.

The eco friendly consumer for the Artisan based fashion house

The customer is the green consumer with a clear understanding of arts and crafts.The artisan artist who creates products themselves maybe professionally or as a hobby.The customer is a creative indidivual and usually working professionally.They have a dispensible income and are looking for products with quality and uniqueness.They are fashion orientated,however they are looking for longitude in terms of length of product wearability for more than one season.A transicent fashion piece that can transend into many seasons.A customer who loves vintage clothing and products with an eliment of history and understanding of the eco friendly enviromental issues.
The new age hippy traveller within a fashion jonderer rather than necessarily the real hippy with a low economic level.
The customer age range is 30's-40's transending younger and also older.The customer is aware of enviromental issues and also concerned about ethical values in terms of production in regard to eco friendly products and ethical employment concerns.
They maybe younger training to become professionals working within an ecology welfare professional
career.The older consumer friends of the earth type with older children working and developing eco friendly concerns and having grandchildren wishing to converse visually fashionable without too much short term fashion guildlines yet still being up to date

Handcrafted bolero cardigan with bell sleeves.

Monday, 27 July 2009

There are many websites within etsy.com,one that I really love is called www.originalsample.etsy.com

The Artisan website www.etsy.com

Try buying from small independant fashion houses,check there feedbacks before hand to make sure the products are made well before hand.

Living the Eco sustainable dream.

We all wish for an cleaner less polluted world.If we all start small we can reach a larger more sustainable process of living as we learn and develop every day processes which will inturn lower our carbon footprints.
Start by buying local or small busness style companies who's sustainable products are more ethical based.

Sunday, 10 May 2009

The products history and philosophy behind the label created by Victoria Meadows<http://originalsampleprofile.blogspot.com/

My CV on line.

I have published my personal CV for my customers and possible business associates and like minded artisans to read.I think showing my working history can only add confidence and friendship on-line.
My working live has been successful,interesting,inspiring and at times a rollercaster ride!!!

Thursday, 26 February 2009


e-mail Victoriameadows18@yahoo.co.uk
mobile 07979 400 323

Victoria.Meadows. B.a hons
Objective
Curriculum Vitae.


2008-2009
Experience

Retailing on-line
www.originalsample.etsy.com
U.S.A site based in New York.
March 2008-August 2009
Ebay site.www.ebay.co.uk shop-Accessories-by-Designers.
2006-2009
Nottingham Trent University.
PGCE course.
2006-2007
New College Nottingham.
Fashion Department.(teacher training).
2005-2006
Chris Judge.
8 a Peacock yard,
London,
SE 17 3LH
Freelance Knitwear Design.
Fashion chains in the UK.
2004-2005
Knitwear Network.
Unit N, The Business Design Centre,
69 Lower Parliament st,
Nottingham.
Freelance Designer Knitwear swatches. Tommy Hillfigger.DKNY.Calvien Klien.


1989-2004 Original Sample Nottingham.
Designer Director.
Handcrafted Knitwear Company.
Unit J, The Business Space,
69 Lower Parliament st,
Nottingham,
NG1 3BB
Accessories Designer lead company designing and selling knitwear to upper price market world worldwide with a large Japan customer base.
Customers- Paul Smith, Harrods, Selfridges. French Connection. Japanese stores. U.S.A Sax’s 5th Ave, Barneys , Macy’s etc.
Achievements- Won a UK business award within Princess Youth Trust.
Showing Globally at international trade Fairs. Pret-a-poter Paris.Sehm Paris. New York Coterie.
British Fashion awards- knitwear collection within Paul Smith and French Connection when these labels won the award.
1999-2001.
Part time Lecturer Fashion/Textiles.
Lincoln Demontford University. Lincoln.
ND Diploma Fashion/Textiles.
2000.
Part time Lecturer Fashion.
New College Nottingham. Adams building.
ND Diploma Fashion.(part of teaching deploma)
,
1987-1988 Charterhouse. Loughborough.
Knitwear Designer
§ Designing for middle to lower market designing for major chain stores.
§ Fareast production and circular machine plant in Leicester.
§ Licensed products N.F.L. Childrens Charactors.

1988-1989 Openhouse. Nottingham.
Senior Designer.
§ Heading design meetings within designer team. Allocating work
§ Passing production, making first samples on flatbeds.
§ Meeting buyers middle market U.K. and U.S.A.
§ Next Stores. Primark . USA stores. Burton group. Top Shop etc.

1984 Tom Necturline. N.Y.C. U.S.A.
Design Assisant.
§ Assisting production/meeting deadlines.
§ Colourways for styles.Handknit Designer range,Sax’s 5th Ave.


Education
1975-1982 Quarry Bank Comp. Liverpool.
" O " Levels, English, Mathematics, Biology, Geography, Photography, Art, Fashion/textiles, Needlework. "A" Level Art. General Studies.
Ballet Teaching Qualification.Allied Dancing Associastion.1980
1982-83 Foundation Course, Liverpool Polytechnic.
1983-1987 Nottingham Trent University, B.A Honours 2-1 Fashion Knitwear Design.
1984 Student Exchange New York City F.I.T 7th Ave, 21 credits.
City & Guilds stage 1& 2. 7302 Teaching Certificate. 2000 Clarenden college Nottingham.
2007 PGCE in further education, teaching qualification. Nottingham Trent University.


Full driving license.



Interests
Collecting books and researching for fashion forecasting and market research,blogging on line.. Visiting art exhibitions and fashion fairs. Browsing in antique shops and on-line.Gardening(growing veg , cooking, and walking.
References.
Liz Clague .Programme Leader PGCE
School of Education
Nottingham Trent University,
Lionel Robbins Building,
Clifton Campus,
Clifton Lane,
Nottingham,
NG11 8NS
Janet Langford,
Head of Fashion department,
New College Nottingham,
Adams building,
Stoney ,st
Nottingham,
NG1
Tel 0115 910-4747