Fashion Trends for Winter 2002 and Summer 2003

Written by Margot B

The fashion trends for winter 2002 and summer 2003 are varied: glamorous, classic, antique, or Egyptian, Latin American or Wild West inspired.

 A feminine 50's-inspired silhouette for suits and dresses; lingerie-inspired pieces, with touches of gold and silver;repparttar return ofrepparttar 125552 glamour wrap – all worn for day or evening. Stylish are feminine trouser-suits with short jackets, some more fitted atrepparttar 125553 waist than others, in cotton or linen gabardine with double cuffs.

Blouses are in asymmetrical-styled cotton. Wool jersey with short-fringed sleeves appear as do pure white, knee-length dresses layered with lightweight cotton voile or organza with meshed structure and casual draping in natural colours and fabrics from denim to silk; baby-doll and halter-style dresses in silk/satin blends with beaded, embroidered touches for sultry summer nights. Fur and lace arerepparttar 125554 key touches for flowing skirts with diagonal layers and cutout dresses with oversized shawl sleeves.

We’re seeing a combination of looks inspired by ‘Egyptian mysticism’ [rococo prints mixed with either Egyptian cotton or beige satin] andrepparttar 125555 glamour of Hollywood during its golden era with red and black satin dresses being very popular. Slim tops and skirts with circle and flower mohair embroideries; flowing silk chiffon skirts and a bolero jacket, both with confetti-like detailing and a sheer black silk chiffon wrap-up scarf op.

Designers are featuring both classic and street styling, offering tailored silk/wool palazzo pants and a short, fitted jacket, or unisex hip-hop looks using glowing fabrics for contrasting piping, pocket flaps and colour-blocked tanks. Very popular are acid-frayed denim skirts, furry mini-vests, patchwork denim pants, triple-belt dresses and knitted halter tops with long fringes.

There is also a turn-of-the century style for everyday wear,repparttar 125556 austere and casual style of peasants and pioneers. A masculine influence, harking back torepparttar 125557 pioneers of grandparents' days, was paired with a Wild West look, with gaucho-style divided skirts.

Ultra-sexy, slim and low-waist pants came in all sorts of colourful styles— red herringbone and corduroy, blue plaid, stripes—with Western-style leather and lace-up trims. Tops also come trimmed in leather but varied in style from black or printed kimono-styled numbers to tanks to a denim jacket that screams rock 'n' roll.

The popular colours are shades of brown, slate blue, sepia, beige and prints, with black seen everywhere. In style isrepparttar 125558 look of an old-fashioned trousseau or vintage neo-hippie bohemian dress; layered skirts of lace and chiffon matched with simple knit tops and bodysuits adorned with lace trim; Liberty florals with faded colours; and floral patterns in a multi-coloured patchwork pattern or antique-look camisole, cotton petticoat [short or long] with broderie Anglaise, narrow pleats and horizontal tucks, or lace blouses in faded pastel shades, as if found in old trunks. The "used" and "washed" looks are currently popular.

‘In’ are Kimono-styled shiny dresses in an asymmetrical cut; ribbon-style hemmed gowns; feminine looks with micro-mini denim skirts; pink plaid strapless tops; fringed dresses; acid-frayed denim skirts; furry mini-vests; patchwork denim pants; low-rider jeans; stretch fabric dress shirts in a variety of colours; triple-belt dresses; legwarmers made from jacket sleeves, in leather and suede; plush sweaters; calf-length coats and shearling maxi coats.

Aromas to Improve Your Work Commute

Written by Francoise Rapp

Aromas to Improve Your Work Commute

Think your career is stressful and exhausting? Perhaps it's more than your workload that's causing you undue stress. If you have a lengthy commute to and fromrepparttar office, there's no question it can wreak havoc on your nerves. After all, most commuters spend a large fraction of their days sitting in slow-moving traffic with others who would also rather be elsewhere. This frustrating routine can even be more exhaustive than your work itself! Your nerves and patience are tested, and byrepparttar 125551 time you reach your destination you find yourself onrepparttar 125552 edge.

The good news is you can cope with your commute without getting trapped in an endless cycle of nervousness, anxiety and tension. Aromatherapy is a versatile way to improve your mood and help you relax and find balance.

Today I'll show you how to transform your commute from a dreadful activity into a pleasant and private moment to yourself. All you need is an essential oil diffuser and a few select essential oils and you can create customized fragrances to diffuse in your car that will help you find tranquility, joy, andrepparttar 125553 opportunity to replenish your energy!

-YOUR RITUAL- Start every commute with a brief mantra to put you inrepparttar 125554 correct frame of mind to enjoyrepparttar 125555 ride. When you first get into your car and before you start your engine, take several deep breaths and sayrepparttar 125556 following:

"Today I feel totally in touch with myself. I am grounded and enjoy being here and inrepparttar 125557 present. I am blessed with joy, love and peace."

Take a few more deep breaths. Visualize yourself integrating those words, breathing them in. Now turnrepparttar 125558 engine on and enjoyrepparttar 125559 ride!

-TO PREPARE YOUR BLENDS- In a 10 ml bottle, add your oils fromrepparttar 125560 recipes below. Use only pure and undiluted essential oils. These blends SHOULD NOT be used directly onrepparttar 125561 skin. They are for diffusion only. Reviewrepparttar 125562 instructions from your diffuser forrepparttar 125563 appropriate dosage.

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