Fashion Review and Fashion Trends
By: Cindy Chelini
Animal prints were a major fashion trend in the Fall of 2006. Leopard spots were most noticeable, similar to the spots you can find on a big cat. The jewelry hot fashion was faux tortoise, faceted wood beads, animal print beads, and similar tone beads.
The earth tone colors include shades of brown, rust, and olive, with black and gray accents. Imagine surfing in the wild in Africa, the fashion was pretty exciting, but I do hope and pray designers and factories are using faux fur instead of furs of real animals! In the end of the year, the fashion went towards baroque, English royalty was the inspiration for this ornate trend, bold accessories such as brooches, cocktail rings, layered necklaces, medallion motifs, jabots and chunky belts complement the baroque style dresses.
The colors were truly jewelry tones: emerald, ruby, topaz, deep amethyst and blue. These are very rich colors; you can really imagine King Henry VIII and his many wives wearing this kind of clothes and jewelry in the palace. Currently (spring 2007) the fashion is strongly influenced by the French Empire, the love story between Napoleon and Josephine in late 18 century which inspired these feminine, romantic trends. fashion was strongly influence by the French Empire, the love story between Napoleon and Josephine in late 18 century which inspired these feminine, romantic trends.
To match the romantic style dress, the jewelry comes with lace and metal combinations, laser cut lace patterns on metals, hand painted chunky charms, bird motifs, porcelain flowers, and faceted glass beads on velvets. The colors that whisper romance is a range of milky pale tones like misty blue, lilac, rose and buttercup. Wow, I can't wait to see that, it would make any woman feel like a princess!
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