The advertising campaign that was to introduce the new slogan “What Happens Here, Stays Here,” was supposed to kick off the during the 2003 Super Bowl, however, the sultry “Mistress in Disguise” ad was rejected by the National Football League. Independent of that, or more likely, because of that, it got millions worth of free publicity as “the ad that NFL doesn’t want you to see.” Making the campaign an immediate hit. Since 2003, since the launch if the advertising campaign, Las Vegas has seen a 10% spike in tourist numbers.
That’s how things in Las Vegas style are done! And now Las Vegas has launched new commercials to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the iconic campaign. You can learn more about it and see the commercials at www.lasvegas.com and http://tinyurl.com/kx8feq5.
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When one takes the time to learn the dress code prior to a casino visit, they can avoid an embarrassing situation. Some casinos will refuse to admit patrons if not properly dressed. On the flip side of this, you don’t want to overdress which can make you feel out of place. You want to dress in a way that builds confidence as you take on Lady Luck for the evening. Typically, casinos will have a more relaxed dress code during the day than the night. Generally, certain types of footwear are prohibited. Sandals for men and flip-flops for both genders are usually not permitted. Shorts and jeans may be acceptable so long as they adhere to certain rules. Shorts usually have to be longer and jeans must be in good condition without tears and holes.
For casinos with stricter evening dress codes, formal attire may be required. In these situations, a cocktail dress can often work for the ladies. Decency is of the utmost importance to some casinos, so avoid wearing dresses that may reveal too much skin. The casino reserves the right to refuse serving you. If a woman shows up with an indecent and revealing dress, she may be denied entry into the casino.]]>
Regardless of how good your local high street is, it’ll never have the choice that’s available online. At the click of a button, you can find any style and size you’re looking for without the need to trawl the streets. So if you’re looking for a pair of leather Chelsea boots in a size 9, for example, you can be sure that you can get exactly what you wanted.
A shopping trip can literally take up the full day if you let it. There’s the travelling, the parking, the walking from shop to shop, and if you’re a busy person, there sometimes just isn’t enough hours in the day! But when you shop online, it can take just a matter of minutes to make your choice and finalise your purchase.
Some amazing bargains are available online that you just wouldn’t find on the high street. Many online retailers also offer free or inexpensive delivery and returns, meaning that you don’t have to pay a premium for the convenience. Before committing to a purchase, check out a few different websites. The fact that there’s plenty of competition online means that businesses make a conscious effort to keep their prices low.
It’s not always possible to gauge whether you really like an item of clothing when you’re in a cramped fitting room. Sometimes, you need to get it home and try it on with your other pieces and work out whether it’s really for you. When you buy online, you can do this as much as you want then simply return the pieces within the designated timeframe if you decide it’s not quite right.
All things considered, it’s easy to see why shopping online is an attractive prospect.
Where do you buy most of your clothes? What would make you consider changing your buying habits?
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While funky fashion attires are known for being exceedingly exuberant, you can get away with a vigorous and vivacious attitude if required or even a over the top feel for those who are looking to stun people they meet. You can express your inner selves or create a shock effect in certain arts like movies and plays. There is no limit to what or where this funky look can be applied. You can find this sense of style in a swimsuit collection, footwear, tights, interior designs, accessories and any other clothing or designs. You can turn an ordinary look, feel, attire or room into a flashy, neo-coloured ensemble that is both eye-catching and fashionable.
Funky eyewear is also back in style with the nerd big-rimmed style eyeglasses whose big frames and large lenses are making a return to the fashion industry. T-shirts too used to have a classic sombre look but not anymore. T-shirt wearers want a flashier look that displays their awareness of the latest trends. Increasingly, rhinestones are now being used on t-shirts to make them appear more cool and exclusive. The glister effect and ‘diamond’ like look which the rhinestones have make them the latest fashion in the t-shirt world. Whatever the design and outfit, you can have the wackiest shoes, funkiest tights, bizarre attires and accessories, craziest handbags and shiniest look. What matters is its trending, it is fashionable and it is your desired look.
So if you are out to look funky and display your fun personality in a modern, distinctive and fashionable manner, then it is time to go funky! Get in touch with your wild sparkling side and shine above everyone else. Colour blocking is already an acceptable trend and nothing embraces it more than the funky look. Though some have argued that you might become too funky to function, the trick is to choose your outfit to match your occasion. Do not go job hunting for a blue collar office job dressed in funky clothing. You definitely will not stand a chance. However, if you are out clubbing, have a movie role that fits your sense of style or are going to be hanging out with your peers who keep a similar fashion then pomp up your look. All that matters is the feel you want to have and the impression you intend to give.]]>
As the main audience for Vans are skaters; durability and performance are key in any design and they use hard wearing fabrics and often double stitching to ensure they will allow you better flexibility when you need it. The majority of Vans clothing consists of casual wear like t-shirts, jeans, pants, shirts and hats and it is versatile so no one item would look out of place combined with other brands and styles, plus if you do prefer nothing but Vans you can round off your look with accessories like belts, wallets and lifestyle sunglasses.
More recently Vans has expanded into catering for other action sports besides skating and casual universal items after it was clear people from all walks of life enjoy the quality and accessible style and to help everyone find what they’re after sub-brands were established. Vans Skate has become the go to place for skate specific footwear with more technical features for better board performance; whereas Vans Surf heavily features lighter slip-on and boat shoes including sandals more suited to a laid back beach lifestyle. The collection under Vans Snow however has Vans snowboard boots that cleverly merge normal Vans shoes designs into practical snow boots so you can effortlessly keep the Vans style you love but in the coldest reaches on Earth, plus they make a range of hats and gloves to keep your extremities warm too. The last addition is Vans OTW which sees the brand take its inspiration from the streets and skate parks they inspired originally with their Vans Authentics, 106 and New Era shoes for a collection that shows the latest urban chic meet skater performance.
Overall the versatility that Vans fashion offers makes it perfect for everyone who wants something that will not only last them but continue to look stylish and fashionable no matter what trends other brands are setting.]]>
Converse took off with the initial production of the beloved Chucks as they not only worked as a decent sports shoe but as an everyday casual shoe as well that are also fairly durable so were instantly loved. In the many decades since owning a pair has almost become a generational rite of passage with more people buying them all the time. Aside from giving customers numerous options to choose from each season from various fresh colours to different prints and styles they also offer a customization service allowing you to choose exactly what you want from a pair of Converse shoes.
Aside from having the choice of whichever colour canvas or leather upper you would like you can have alternate ones on different parts of the upper, you can even choose the colour of the stitching and the laces and each individual part of the rubber sole sides. However if you prefer the stylish prints the custom shop has available or are partial to superheroes you can choose those options instead but they all speak to true individuality. You don’t have to choose from the Chuck Taylor Hi-Tops or Oxford styles either as the popular Converse Jack Purcell, Converse Star Player and Poor man Weapon shoe designs are also an option if you prefer those; or you can really mix it up by choosing from multi-tongues, knee high boot styles and even double uppers making sure there is enough for every taste.
If you want complete choice over the most personal, versatile and comfortable sneakers you will ever own then you never need look further than crafting your own custom Converse shoes at the simple click of a few buttons. We have found some cheap converse available at Blackleaf.com, Office.co.uk and Streetfusion.co.uk]]>
After the high-octane runway show ends, the flash of the cameras stop, and the fancy gift bags have been scooped up by editors and celebrities, designers need the public to embrace them with their wallets the way insiders fawn over their designs.
These top five designers for 2013 are not only lauded by the critics and adored by their fashionista fans, but also they have demonstrated staying power in this hot-and-cold industry. These designers (with the exception of one) have exceptional reach into the broader population, creating a steady base of demand for their line.
CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) Womenswear Designer of the Year award winners, Jack McCollugh and Lorenzo Hernandez of Proenza Schouler, took the fashion industry by storm in 2002. Long the fashion industry darlings, they have been awarded this prestigious prize twice before, in 2007 and 2011.
McCollugh and Hernadez created the much-coveted PS 1 IT bag in 2008, which has been seen hanging from the shoulder of many a downtown fashionista’s arm. Smartly, the duo did not rest off their laurels after creating this in-demand bag—they created an entire series, rolling out new variations and materials season after season, ensuring that the PS series will be in the limelight for years to come.
Found exclusively in certain department and boutique stores, Proenza Schouler is an extremely popular brand with celebrities (the designers themselves are a hit too)—their ready-to-wear, bags and shoes are sure to be seen on the red carpet, at premieres and in photo shoots for years to come.
Just named the CFDA Award Accessories Designer of the Year, Phillip Lim has another major win coming up in 2013. His Target collaboration will be available in stores this fall, increasing his exposure and popularity to a broader market.
Phillip Lim’s award-winning accessories are garnering him substantial press attention. His Pashli bag hit cult status amongst celebrities and industry leaders, and his latest boot, named after UK pop star Rita Ora, are getting a lot of ink.
Meanwhile, the CFDA 2012 Menswear Designer Award winner is also getting lots of love for his menswear, with fans such as Kanye West and Victor Costa.
One of the most highly-anticipated shows of Paris Fashion Week was the debut of Alexander Wang for his Balenciaga line.
Alexander Wang’s appointment to Balenciaga, succeeding Nicolas Ghesquière’s 15-year reign as Creative Director, was the subject of much speculation and expectation. With his namesake line already in constant rotation in the wardrobes of downtown fashion mavens, Wang’s foray into Parisian closets via Balenciaga was a source of great excitement.
His AW 2013 collection was received with collective sighs of both relief and admiration. Wang was able to skillfully marry the House of Balenciaga’s strong silhouettes with his own street style aesthetic, injecting the brand with the youthful touch that it needed to reinvigorate the line.
Alexander Wang also has another major launch lined up for 2013: a menswear collaboration with MR PORTER.
Named one of the most in-demand labels of 2013 by Lucky Magazine, Tory Burch was also number-one on the trending apparel Google Search list in the United States. Found in higher-end department stores, like Nordstrom and Bloomingdale’s, boutiques such as Shopbop.com, and in stand-alone retail stores (both online and in storefronts), Tory Burch’s boho-luxe, easy-to-wear clothing appeals to well-heeled suburbanites across the United States.
Winner of CFDA awards for accessories in 2007 and 2008, Tory Burch launched as a lifestyle brand, encompassing ready-to-wear, shoes, handbags and jewelry. Famous for her Reva flats and signature-crossed “T” logo, Tory Burch also made the annual Forbes Billionaire list in 2013, with the company worth $3.5 billion dollars (and her personal stake at over $1 billion).
The newbie of the list and with the least name recognition, London-based Simone Rocha is already fashion royalty, as the daughter of esteemed designer, John Rocha. With only five collections under her belt, she has already collaborated with internationally renowned High Street shop Topshop, and had her own window in UK’s leading department store, Selfridges.
Her aesthetic has been described as modern and strong, while maintaining a sweet and girly innocence. Excelling in the unexpected mixing of intricate textures with clean silhouettes, her signature piece, the floating Perspex heel oxfords, was an instant hit with the fashion set. With Alexa Chung as a famous fan, it is no surprise that Rocha has been named by several fashion magazines as the designer to watch in 2013.
The world of fashion is constantly changing. What could be popular one day, could be very well out-of-style the next; however, these designers seem to have trendsetting pinned down to a science. Have a fashionista friend of your own? Why not give them one of these luxurious designer items in a gift bag they will be sure to treasure forever?
Marcela De Vivo is a writer for a Miami salon, Bellezza, and business owner in the Los Angeles area. Her daughter personally loves fashion and is always putting together new outfits to impress. Read more about fashion yourself by following her on Facebook and Pinterest today!]]>
Boots and Streets
The music festival all over the world has given rise to street fashion more than ever. It is best to grab a pair of beautiful boots from any street store or fashion outlet and wear them with a pair of denim, or shorts or a mini skirt. Your look will enhance more, if you happen to use colors such as dark blue, black and chocolate brown.
You can even replace your wedding shoes with laced boots. Many people find this wedding boots funny. However, wedding boots are becoming very popular among the new age brides, who love rock music and have a casual attitude about life.
Mad About Hats
The year 2013 has witnessed most of the celebrities flaunting their newly bought hats. Hats are evergreen and this gives you the chance of wearing them in almost all occasions. You can easily wear fedoras at both a disco party and a formal meeting. Hats are indispensible elements of fashion. You can even wear a white top hat in your wedding day. You can easily place the veil upon the hat, to give a dramatic effect.
Little White Dresses
White dresses have become quite popular among celebrities. Now, you can also join the fashion trend by buying a nice short white dress for yourself. You can easily become the center of attraction by wearing this dress at a cocktail party or even a beach outing. You can find beautiful jewelry pieces at online websites that would be able to compliment your brand new look. You can pair the dress with stilettos and beautiful anklets.
Nowadays, celebrities are sporting all sorts of sunglasses. If you are at shopping in the day, then it is advisable to choose sunglasses that cover your cheek bones. In this way, you will be able to save your skin from the sunlight and flaunt the latest fashion. At night, you can wear funny glasses at cocktail parties and discos, as it will give a punch to your look.
Now, we always happen to be in dilemma before getting ready for a late night party. However, with the help of some fashion tips from your favorite celebrities, you can easily solve this issue. Recently, a late night party witnessed a number of popular fashion queens wearing laced and frilled dresses. It has been found that most celebrities wear nude makeup with sparkling dresses.
To get more information about celebrity fashion, you can log into some fashion sites, where they sell exclusive fashion jewelry and dresses following the fashion statements of Celebrities. Soon, you will find yourself no less than a top fashion celeb.
Alisa Martin is a very experienced author who writes quality articles on Jewellery Cleaners and other jewellery items for women. She contributes regularly for the website The-little-things-in-life.co.uk.]]>