Calvin Klein 2005 Summer CollectionWritten by Sher Matsen
Calvin Klein Ė a name we all recognize and a designer who is world renowned for his fabulous fashions. So how did Calvin Klein come to be.? As a young boy in 1940s Calvin was already pre-occupied with designing and sketching fashions for women. The boy grew into a young man earning scholarships to both New York High School of Art and Design; and Fashion Institute of Technology. This was at a time when America was just beginning to develop its own originality and uniqueness. Eventually he teamed with his childhood friend Barry Scwartz Their very first products were coats for women and men. From coats to ready to wear womenís sportswear with clean lines that were simple and effective. Then came menís fragrances, underwear, and designer jeans. Designer jeans that anyone could afford was a new idea and it very quickly took over jean market. Soon menís shorts became sexy and a desirable market was created. Then when it was least expected Calvin Klein launched Obsession, Eternity, Escape, ck One, and Contradiction; all household words of fragrance, all obsessions in their own time. CK Be was created by Calvin Klein in 1996 and features a fresh oriental woody fragrance that blends musk, mandarin, magnolia, peach, sandalwood, mint, lavender, bergamot, and juniper berry making it a memorable fragrance for both men and women. In 1996 CK unisex fragrance took market by storm. Calvin Klein was youngest designer to be awarded Coty Award Ė not just once but for several years -1973, 1974,1975, 1982, 1983 and 1986, Calvin Klein also won Council of Fashion Designers of America Award for outstanding design in both womenís wear and menís wear.
Denim Is In For Work and PlayWritten by Sher Matsen
For all you denim lovers, like myself, this is season for you to shine. Denim is big this season. Denim has become a fashion statement of its own. No longer are we limited to boot cut, low rise, or relaxed fit jeans. It has come into its own - we can have denim hats, tops, belts, skirts, and even shoes. So wear denim with attitude it deserves.
Many celebrities are really utilizing denim - they're dressing it up with embroidery, lace, fur, jewelry, accessories. What ever heart desires. Dark denim, light denim, stone washed denim, colored denim - all good to go this season! So go crazy with denim choices available. Dress it up or down. Denim can take you from office to a night on town. The gals can dress it up with pearls, guys with a tie. Crystal or rhinestone jewelry will make you dazzling! Add some long fun beads, a chunky necklace, or an armful of bangles. Don't forget to accessorize. Add a hat, a belt, or how about suspenders just for kicks. Add a fitted blazer to that denim skirt, add some heals to your favorite pair of jeans. Try a pair of ever popular wedge shoes with any of your denim items.
For women with small waists and wider hips Joe's jeans has a new jean line called "Honey Jeans" They are designed so they don't gape at waist. They accomplish this by making a two part waist band which give them more of a curve. Low rise jean that truly fits feminine form. Check them out. They run around $148.00 a pair and can be found online.