In every age, women have wanted to feel beautiful and attractive for a variety of reasons. Today, we are experiencing a dramatic shift in the meaning of beauty that has freed us from past shackles of ideals and standards of perfection. For most of us, it matters little how this change came about, we simply take for granted that women have earned the ‘freedom’ to be unique and complete as individuals. Feminine beauty today includes such qualities as confidence and self acceptance, strength and intelligence, health and Individual Style.
More than anything else, Individuality sums up the modern definition of beauty and style. Why is it such an exciting time for developing individual style? For one thing we have available today a wealth of clothing styles and colours that sets us free to put our own signature on Fashion. For another, modern society supports the pursuit of individuality with more and more avenues for self-expression in the arts, education and in our choice of work or lifestyle. Likewise, in the realm of beauty, we are learning to value and enjoy our differences.
To achieve a total Fashion look, accessories such as hats, handbags, belts, shoes, gloves, and fashion jewelry are needed to coordinate with our apparel.
Certain types of accessories tend to be more functional than others. Accessories are part of Fashion, and change with style trends. For instance, the emphasis on Fashion belts for women comes and goes with waistline interest. Therefore, designers, stylists and producers of such accessories must be aware of Fashion trends, to match the accessories that successfully compliment apparel.
There are no rules for combining accessories with apparel, to make a Fashion statement with something more or something less.
A Blast from the Past - A Fashion Stylist Extraordinaire: One of the best Fashion trend setters is Elsa Schiaparelli born in ROME, a trend setter in the 1930s with her background in the Arts, she had a natural sensitivity for Fashion Styling. Famous for her audacious improvisations, she truly designed the unusual.
Schiaparelli’s daring nonsensical gadget like fish buttons, foxhead gloves, and newspaper print scarves, were just the right touch for the frivolous, decadent years just before World War 11, Schiaparelli also had a personal interest in her clients, often trying to help them find the clothes best suited to their individuality. She believed that clothes should suit one’s life-style.