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A vivid mix of colors and print, a visual treat was what designer Nicole Miller unveiled in her spring / summer 2013 runway collection for New York Fashion Week. Miller introduced the collection as “Batteries Not Included”, an intricate union of 1980s surrealist art, sci-fi and water color derived prints. The palette was a tasteful assembly of teal, soft greys, pink, mushroom and blacks and white, and a few heavy pieces.

The outfits had a wide appeal; I imagine young women of different tastes will be attracted to the style on the runway. The collection alluded to femininity though its strength was the abstract designs and trendy shapes.

The tunics and some of the dresses had a nice free flow to them, and were designed in an impressive floral or abstract print that made them singularly striking. The colors had a special vibrancy to them that translated a fun, free spirit. Miller added the same sense of freedom to the jackets, giving them a relaxed shape. These jackets paired with a skirt in a similar color and a mixed patterned blouse created an admirable aura of casual sophistication. I loved the galaxy inspired patterns, but I have to say – the contrast of abstract and color has more panache, particularly on the stylish peplum dresses. Detailing was everything in the collection, if you look closely at the pictures; detailing such as beading and opposing print contributed to the overall look.

Finally, I was mesmerized by the flamboyance displayed by some of the dresses, mainly the ones with a sleek silhouette and multi-print panels. They did not appear loud, but stylishly mod. Another dress worth mentioning was the multi-print dress of pastel colors, stripes and flowers that was dress up with a chic leather jacket. It was wonderful combination of hard and soft.

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Nicole Miller SS13 Review

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Perfume selection has become a complex affair. The aroma is not the only aspect of the perfume that entices consumers. There is also the imagery the perfume conjures, the brand or the star power associated with it. Perfume ads effectively convey perfume’s best attributes to the viewer in an imaginative style. Perfume ads that are capable of mesmerizing audiences with color and effects garner the most praise and sales. Ask any woman, they have at least one perfume advertisement they remember fondly.

Based on popular opinions, the following is a list of the most amazing perfume advertisement that has tempted the buyers of late.

Perfume

1. L perfume

Gwen Stefani's 'L'perfume

Fans loved Gwen’s ad for her perfume €˜L wherein her free and spirited personality portrayed the character of the perfume. The typical water imagery was present, but only to demonstrate the weightlessness and freedom that the perfume signified. From sexy white to vibrant red. She plays flirty, then shifts to desirable, highlighting the feelings invoked by the perfume. Some fans have compared her look to Madonna from the ‘Cherish’ video and they would be right. Nevertheless, Gwen has infused her own persona into the advert and it increased its popularity. Everyone wants to have fun in the water like her. Throughout the ad in a breathy whisper was the tag line ‘I want you all over me’, from Stefani’s song ‘Crash’. It articulates the glamour and fascination emanating from the creator in her advert.

2. Chanel No. 5

Chanel No.5 perfume featuring Nicole Kidman,

A love story narrated in 3 minutes with all the beauty of a whole movie. The atmosphere that encourages romance, colors that speak of mood and camera effects that punctuates the intensity of the story line. Nicole Kidman is radiant as the heroine in love but tied to her job. She illustrates in looks and movement the subtle romantic beauty and elegance of the fragrance. A $42 million budget produced a compelling commercial that solidified the dramatic essence of Chanel No. 5 perfume to film. In final act, her amour sighs in voiceover about their precious fleeting moment: ‘Her kiss … Her smile … Her perfume’.

Chanel No. 5 is a celebration of the enchanting, beautiful women surrounded by luxury and wooed by love .

3. Miss Dior Chérie

Christian Dior's Miss Dior Chérie

An upbeat ad with playful connotations in a pastel setting and soft lighting. Model Maryna Linchuk prances around Paris, amusing herself in a girl’s dream. Brandishing a charming smile and a heightened feminine disposition, she helps the audience understand the perfume’s sentiments. As the song ‘Moi Je Joue’ by Brigitte Bardot plays in the background, the audience is taken on a pleasurable walk through Paris. Pretty hues of pink tell part of the tale of a cheerful girl cavorting in her choice of perfume alluding to her coquette persona, sweet and sensitive. ‘The charm of Dior in the bottle’, the ad personifies the slogan.

4. Gaultier Madame

Gaultier Madame

The magnetism of an edgy perfume can be created from the actions of an excited and fierce model. Agyness Deyn struts onto the stage in a show of female empowerment before stopping, commanding the crowd’s attention. A pair of scissors makes short work of her hair to a funkier cropped style. A carefree smile lets the world know she is changing into the person she feels inside. Rips apart her shirt and tears away her pant legs. Finally, the strong confident woman emerges in a free dance to take on the world and she can do as she likes. The scent of Madame Perfume represents such a woman and emboldens her with the power to do as she pleases.

5. YSL Parisienne

YSL Parisienne

Kate Moss is ravishing in this ad as she exhibits rather provocatively, the power of scent over our other senses. A seductive throbbing beat plays in the background; Kate has a faraway look in her eyes as her fingers unconsciously caress a pink rose. The lovely beauty is recalling a dimly lit room, herself writhing lasciviously on silken sheets as hands glide across her moist skin. Yes, the scent of the flower is like an aphrodisiac, reigniting the heat in her body from the passion she experienced the night before. Kate strokes, squeezes and nuzzles the flower as she relives the touch of her lover.

Tones of grey and blacks create the sultry ambiance, slight dedication to lighting and hints of color interject ardor into the scenes. The ad compares the scent of the flower to the fervor inducing scent of its perfume. The tagline ‘living and loving in the moment’ ends the ad with the feelings of the temptress.

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France has a strong ensemble of smart directors who have enriched French cinema with their art. A close look into French cinematic history reveals an impressive array of unforgettableFrench movies that have reflected the aspects of humanity in distinctive styles. A strong plot, identifiable characters and a distinguishable spirit helped raise these movies to the status of a classic. Although it was a tough choice but due to our resolution to showcase the most deserving, we have been able to present before you the top ten French movies of all time.

10) La Grande Illusion (1937):

La Grande Illusion is the first foreign-language film to receive the Best Picture Oscar-nomination for being acutely thoughtful, poignant and expressive on relationships. It is one of best war movies of all time. The film revolves around the lives of two opposing soldiers (a German captor and his captured French Captain), a salty airman Maréchal and his relationship with a lonely German farm girl as well as his brotherly friendship with the Jewish officer Rosenthal. These key associations form the basis of the movie that elucidates a connection transcending class, religion and conflict. Director Jean Renoir’s heart of the film is humanity, underlining unity over division, and it moves the sentimental story forward.

Top Ten French Movies

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9) Delicatessen (1992):

In a twisted futuristic world troubled by food shortages, a butcher keeps his business open by murdering the locals and serving their flesh.  Against him is an underground police force called Troglodins determined to stop his cannibal crime. The building over his deli is composed of an eccentric class of characters whose unusual behavior animates the film imparting interesting twists to the plot. Under the building is the sewers used by the Troglodins to commute. The action begins when a comedian moves into the buildings and falls in love with a blind tenant.

Top Ten French Movies

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8) La Passion de Jeanne d’Arc (1927):

The movie elevated Maria Falconetti to iconic status; her luminous performance was the cornerstone of the intense movie chronicling the trial and death of Joan of Arc. Main composition of the film is probing close-ups of the actor’s faces against a white background. The original manner the actors are framed contribute to the artistic aspect of the film and other factors like shifting shots and camera angles allow the audience to discern the actor’s characteristics.  The director Carl Dreyer instills raw emotion into every scene through fantastic camera work and the mood is augmented by the harsh black and white photography. Dreyers vision is powerfully cinematic, enthralling audiences to be one of the most inspired films.

Top Ten French Movies

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7) The Orphic Trilogy (1930/1950/1959):

Director Jean Cocteau builds a rich intricate story on the Greek myth of Orpheus, aesthetically sharpening the drama imbedded in the film. The three films; The Blood of a Poet, Orpheus and Testament of Orpheus share no plot similarities, but through these movies the director illustrates the relationships between the artist and his creations, finding a ground between reality and imagination. The first installment of The Orphic Trilogy brilliantly shows the poet’s obsession with the fight between the forces of life and death.  In Orpheus, a famous poet is in love with his wife Eurydice and a secretive Princess. The final piece revolves around an 18th-century poet who time travels to acquire wisdom.

Top Ten French Movies

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6) Children of Paradise (1945):

‘Children of Paradise’ is a sophisticated artistic rendering of performers and their association with known criminal elements. It is simple story whose complexity and humanistic nuances is investigated to answer questions about love, life and survival. A talented mime named Baptiste falls for a street woman, Garance, but his shyness prevents him from declaring his intentions. She falls into the company of other admirers, a member of the Paris underworld, a rising young actor and an egotistical aristocrat. Garance soon realizes she passionately loves Baptiste but they are at different points in their lives and need to make a decision. The beautiful complex story is bought alive by vivid performances and dramatic scenery directed by Marcel Carné.

Top Ten French Movies

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5) Amelie (2001):

A fantastic French movie, directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet, of an eccentric waitress at the cafe Les Deux Moulins who realizes her destiny lies in making other people happy. Finding it difficult to relate to others because of her introvert upbringing, she resolves to enjoy the small things in life until she returns a discovered box filled with trinkets to its owner. Touched by his response, she begins to meddle in the lives of coworkers, family and neighbors to brighten their lives.  Amelie contains a saccharine quality though it is balanced by an odd edge to induce enchantment with the merry world. Characters may be viewed as solely by their quirky traits, but their exchanges exude strong relatable characteristics.

Top Ten French Movies

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4) The 400 Blows (1959):

Drawing inspiration from director Francois Truffaut’s own troubled childhood this classic of all French movies shows the plight of a misunderstood boy in simplistic profound vignettes. Antoine Doinel is intelligent and creative, but his circumstances cause him to end up in a juvenile delinquent center. His parents are not concerned for his well-being and he is regularly singled out for punishment by his biased teacher. Truffaut sets the camera to observe the daily routine of his characters, giving audience a presentation of the events that influence Antoine’s turn to crime. Each emotional incident stirs feelings in the audience and absorbs them into Antoine’s life.

Top Ten French Movies

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3) Three Colors: Red (1994):

The movie is the final chapter in Director Krzysztof Kieslowski’s Three Colors trilogy and traverses the subjects of platonic love and chance.  A young woman named Valentine perchance meets a cynical retired judge, Joseph, who enjoys listening in to people’s conversations via an illegally tapped phone. Interweaved into the narrative is the story of two lovers immersed in their own conflict. Kieslowski accentuates a multi-faceted relationship and the inherent need to find a kindred spirit. Moreover, he portrays fate as the essence of the character’s journey and how it manipulates their lives. The Polish cinematographer embodies the scenes with red saturation giving more depth and feel. And the power of the visuals is promoted by Zbigniew Preisner’s score making it a must watch among all French movies.

Top Ten French Movies

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2) Un Chien Andalou (1929):

The movie characterized the dream directorial style of Luis Buñuel and his masterful use of special effects. He interweaved philosophical subtext into the storyline that deviated from a rigid plot structure. The film is considered a landmark in filmmaking. A series of appalling images and events were strung together in an irrational manner with no explanation. Viewers were subjected to images of a hand crawling with ants, a transvestite on a bicycle, a severed hand, sexual assault and so on. The movie is composed of a succession of shots with no obvious link or meaning and Buñuel laughed at analysts who tried to find one. Un Chien Andalou was a strong testament to the surrealist movement, demonstrating the potential of a film to break free of restrictions and shatter conventions.

Top Ten French Movies

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1) Napoléon (1927):

Director Abel Gance’s 1927 film is an incredible biopic of Napoleon that gives a profound insight into this legendary character in six hours of cinematic genius. It created his identity through dramatic storytelling that included numerous innovative camera techniques and symbolic snapshots into Napoléon’s personality. The film detailed significant facets of his life from his schooldays, the French revolution to the invasion of Italy.  The legendary twenty-minute triptych direction, multi-imaged montages alternated with widescreen panoramas, leaves a lasting impact. Gance is described as the greatest French filmmaker of all times for this fascinating biopic that inspired legions of filmmakers.

Top Ten French Movies

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Compiled is a list of the top ten art colleges in the world. Irrespective of the economy, art graduates have always had it rough with the amount of competition in the field. Having the name of a good art college on your CV speaks volumes about your ability. It is a reference to possible employers of your potential and exposure to the highest class of artistic study. Moreover, graduates from good art colleges inspire confidence as they appear dedicated and experienced with the numerous facets of art in a reputable college. Another reason, the best art colleges are familiar with the latest tools of learning, updated on the happenings in the art world and maintain a faculty ensemble of the most respected figures in the business.  Students applying to good art colleges should understand the facilities offered and how they can avail of them to further their career.

10. Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art – University of Oxford:

This art college offers a three year BFA course for students to work in studios in collaborative endeavors with their peers from Oxford’s other courses. Oxford aims to parent their students into independent, mature thinkers with a contemplative outlook on contemporary art. An ambitious, stimulating atmosphere motivates students to study and build a strong structure to utilize the best resources of the school, which include group interaction and tête-à-tête time with visiting artists and tutors.

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Top 10 best art colleges in the world: Ruskin School of drawing and Fine Art

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9. Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design:

CSM is a union of an art college and a cultural center that inspires and stirs the creative mind of its students with the help of talented staff. It offers undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees, taught by experts in the field and accompanied by associate lecturers. The CSM library receives regular visitors for its large and assorted collection of books and periodicals on art, design, fashion and culture as well is favorable for its incredible collection of DVDs that students can rent or watch on the library’s televisions. The college’s presence is vibrantly felt in the many shows, publications, research materials and events it sanctions in the desire to make it one of the country’s cultural capitals. Participation is expected from the thriving arts and design community in partnership with the student and staff body.

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Top 10 best art colleges in the world: CSM

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8. The Art Institute of Chicago:

A world famous college associated with a renowned museum within which one can admire the artworks like the American Gothic by Grant Wood. The college’s education is diverse; it combines studio instruction with traditional handiwork, meaning exposure to figure modeling and weaving looms. Students can also avail of updated facilities like computer woodworking routers. Educational staff is practicing professionals who are acquainted with a multidisciplinary curriculum. With an interdisciplinary system, students are motivated to take different classes and the expertise acquired will count for their major. In an atmosphere that demands hard work and innovation, testing one’s limits in the path of self-discovery is lauded.

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Top 10 best art colleges in the world: The Art Institute of Chicago

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7. Université Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV):

This prestigious art institute is a thriving foundation immersed in encouraging education in Languages, Literature, Arts, Civilizations, Humanities and Social Sciences. The University is reputed for its rich culture and tradition as well as its accumulation of quality researchers and employees, who develop the University’s scientific reputation by their regular contribution to publications. Adaptation to the latest advancements and maintaining an environment of free thought and self-improvement helps the students to progress in their field. The University’s Cultural Department endeavors to make it the cultural center of Paris, supporting the participation of students in nearly hundreds of events such as concerts, meetings, debates, exhibitions, projections and representations which attract a large public attendance. Students receive aid in many forms for their activities, from financial to technical assistance.  Workshops organized by the Department are pertinent to the studies; both the traditional and original workshops (poetic and narrative writing workshops) hone the student’s talents.

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Top 10 best art colleges in the world: Universite Paris Sorbonne IV

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6. Oslo National Academy of the Arts:

Norway’s largest college for art students with 550 seats available, employing 200 faculty members and an additional 900 guest teachers and other teachers on short term contracts. Each staff member is a learned and venerated practitioner in their field. Currently, 24 programs are outlined for study at The Faculty of Performing Arts, The Department of Design, Visual Arts and The Art Academy; the four divisions of the Academy. The Academy sponsors a variety of cultural activities in different themes that attract the public’s attention to the college’s innovation.

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Top 10 best art colleges in the world: The Oslo National Academy of the Arts

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5. Edinburgh College of Art:

Living up to its international status as one of the most flourishing art colleges in Europe, with programs designed for undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees. It promotes the creation and understanding of theories from the art, architecture, design and other related fields. This art college offers exceptional opportunities in artistic pursuits and research in a friendly, collaborative environment. Talented students can display their work in many exhibitions that have a large visitor attendance. For instance, The Edinburgh College of Art Fashion Show is praised as a cultural highlight of the capital whilst its Degree Show is the biggest gallery showing of the remarkable work of graduating designer, artists and architects. Excellent facilities present a space for students to communicate ideas, mingle and laboriously create for their degree. Practice-oriented degree programs have the benefit of studio spaces and specialist technology. Students share resources like the printmaking, metal and wood-working workshops.

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Top 10 best art colleges in the world: Edinburgh College of Art

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4. Staatliche Kunstakademie Düsseldorf:

One of Germany’s most premier art schools suited for the elite as evident from its school motto, “For our students only the best.” It offers students a strong faculty to teach film, video architecture, sculpture, integrate fine arts, painting and photography. Workshops run by experienced technical teachers guide and inspire students to perform incredible works. The painting course is in-depth, with the students given a choice to delve into a spectrum of painting concepts under the supervision of talented artists. Complementing the teaching is The Academy Gallery that showcases amazing exhibitions under exciting topics. Staatliche Kunstakademie Düsseldorf awards scholarships to deserving students after the jury decides on the most innovative and committed group of artists. Famous international artists such as Thomas Demand, Joseph Beuys, and Andreas Gursky are among the respected alumni of the college.

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Top 10 best art colleges in the world

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3. California Institute of the Arts:

Established by famous duo Walt and Roy Disney, it is the US’s first college to underline an undergraduate and graduate course in the performance and visual art. The faculty is successful professionals who mentor their students to reach their potential and are involved in the numerous programs. CalArts’ students from the Graphic Design and Animation classes can invent in their own private cubicle without disturbances. The college is known for its amiable and unified atmosphere, students from all majors mingle in one building and the interaction is beneficial, especially for building business contacts. Rather than grades, the focus is on results, quality and developing in the field. Relative smallness of the classes allows for personalized attention.

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Top 10 best art colleges in the world: California Institute of the Arts

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2. Rhode Island School of Design:

Its graduate program was ranked number one in the US News and World Report. Students can pursue their masters and bachelor degree under the categories of design, architecture, fine arts and art education majors. The most coveted being a master program in fine arts where students can specialize in a range of subjects like sculpture, photography, graphic design etc. It has well- equipped studio classes presided by well-informed faculty. Present on the RISD campus is an amazing art museum dedicated to art enlightenment and appreciation through various programs such as lectures, tours, exhibitions, workshops and publications. The most famous RISD alumni is Seth MacFarlane, the creator of the animated series Family Guy.

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Top 10 best art colleges in the world: Rhode Island School of Design

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1. Royal Academy of Arts:

The oldest college in Britain, offering one of the most extensive studies in art and design, and features the oldest life drawing studio in the country. Students learn from distinguished artists, theorists and practitioners, receiving lecturers and interacting personally in the examination of art. The college offers a customized and focused manner of study that is assisted with work in technical and research facilities. Studies can immerse themselves in different art mediums like painting, digital media, installation and time-based art, or choosing to try new technology like the digital media workstations. It is solely for the most talented due to limited seats and no tuition fees.

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Top 10 best art colleges in the world: Royal Academy of Arts

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Fashion tips for boys are as important as in the case of girls. When boys reach a certain age, their appearance starts to speak for them. How a boy dresses is a tell-tale sign of his level of maturity, intelligence and demeanor. A boy who displays his ill-concern for proper and neat attire will be judged as someone who is immature. Boys, you may think girls should be the only ones fussing over their appearance, but allow us to tell you that it is high time you ditch the complacent attitude and get updated. You will be able to discover new and exciting opportunities if you show that you are focused and reliable, words which people associate with well-groomed and sharply dressed boys.  Read onwards for a list of the top ten fashion tips for boys.

 

10. Ask for feedback:

Talk to trusted friends and family who have a good eye for fashion, ask for their opinion on what looks good. The collective feedback will point you in the direction becoming a fashion conscious boy.

Top 10 fashion tips for boys

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9. Take time to choose:

Settling on the first couple of clothing items you see is not conducive to your style plan; you have to take time to mull over your choices. Think about the ways the clothing item fits with your image and adheres to the clothes you already own. Time is precious and so this one is one of the major fashion tips for boys.

Top 10 fashion tips for boys

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8. Read fashion magazines:

Girls get many of their fashion tips from magazines so reasonably boys too should flip through fashion magazines and get a fair idea of what is in and what is out. That will also help you create your own personal style. You can absorb a lot of details, both minute and great, about fashion from a men’s magazine than trying to navigate unfamiliar territory yourself.

Top 10 fashion tips for boys

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7. Dress for the Occasion:

Pay attention to the dress code if any at parties. On certain occasions you have to give extra time to select an outfit to keep up with the implied theme. For example, jeans and a T-shirt is not a good ensemble for a formal dinner party. Conversely, don’t overdress for informal events, you will attract undesirable attention leading people to think that either you want to be fawned over or are nursing some insecurities.

Top 10 fashion tips for boys

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6. Chic is in the shoes:

One of the more important fashion tips for boys. Match the wrong shoe style with your outfit and people will notice. Decide to wear sneakers with tasteful apparel, and your stylishness will drop considerably. Throw out old and worn shoes that don’t look good anymore, they cheapen your attire and cause people to assume negative things about you.

Top 10 fashion tips for boys

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5. Small details enhance your outfit:

Have some ideas to spruce up your ensemble? Great! Stylish scarves can infuse class, or alternatively, a nice tie can make you look smart.  Hip jewelry is also an option; modish is a sterling silver chain necklace. Exercise prudence for you don’t want an accessory that diminishes the quality of your ensemble.

Top 10 fashion tips for boys

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4. Experiment with different styles:

Rather than restricting yourself, you should be more open to exploring different styles. Attempt to mix and match until you find something new that you feel comfortable in. You will find changing your appearance can be uplifting and revitalizing.

Top 10 fashion tips for boys

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3. Ignore trends and brand names:

One is tempted to follow the latest trends in the hopes of being seen as chic but it may backfire as trends have a short span and change regularly.  Consequently, you end up with a lot of clothes unsuitable for a second wear. Avoid this problem by only selecting those clothing that have long-lasting value and a trendy appeal. You can embellish your old attire with a few fashionable accessories to look good. Buying brands is no guarantee you will look your best. The cost is also a key factor. Just calmly judge the validity of the purchase, keeping in mind that the brand is not the only value of the item.

Top 10 fashion tips for boys

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2. Everything must fit:

Don’t wear clothes which do not fit you. Too large or too tight clothes may make you the butt of jokes at social gatherings. Always buy clothes that fit properly on your physical frame and compliment your shape and size.

Top 10 fashion tips for boys

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1. Simplify your appearance:

This is the most important of all fashion tips for boys. Unless you are a member of a music band or are a rapper yourself, keep your attire simple and neat. Don’t overdo it with accessories, bright colors or wild prints. Find a way to stand out by working on a stylish, clean look, instead of depending on loud clothing and jewelry. A good watch or an interesting necklace will add subtle trendiness to your style. Always remember, watches do for men what pretty necklaces do for women.

Top 10 fashion tips for boys

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Consumers are inclined to ignore commercials unless they are eye-catching, colorful or feature a famous celebrity. Another reason is to laugh at the absurdity of a commercial and what they deem is the advertiser’s failings. Some commercials completely miss their intention of wooing consumers and instead encourage them to change channels. Some adverts are so bad that there is no question they do not belong on TV. The editing may be average; the advert may veer off point from the product, the characters are cheesy etc. There are numerous things that can go wrong with a commercial and it is due to lack of foresight on the part of the director or the person in charge.

Worst perfume commercials

Here is a list of advertisements that necessitate a ‘pathetic’ award to be given to the director.

‘Unbreakable’ Perfume Ad

Khloe Kardashian, Lamar Odom  “Unbreakable”

Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom released a unisex fragrance called ‘Unbreakable’ meant to symbolize their relationship. The ad featured the couple behaving rather intimately. In the commercial, Kardashian says, ‘There’s something sexy about a couple sharing a scent’, as she gropes her topless husband. They imagined viewers would construe their actions as being in love but their ‘love’ is hard to take seriously, when they are obviously trying too hard. Viewers repeatedly called their ad the cheesiest they have ever seen. Tacky, cringe worthy and soft core porn rebukes followed.

Lamar comes across as uncomfortable in his bare skin and in his interactions with his wife, Khloe doesn’t act any better, the impression she gives is that of a little girl playing in front of a camera. When she tries to pull off lovey dovey moves like blowing a kiss, it oozes false.

‘Soft yet powerful, strong but sensual’ none of the words are expressed as actions by the two ‘actors’. Moreover, their movements are nothing special to speak of hell they even repeated the whole back hug and head rub action twice in the ad. It is completely lacking in originality and style. Just what else can you expect from a couple? People says the celebs are using their romance and popularity to cash in.

‘Radiance’ Perfume Ad

‘Radiance’ Perfume Ad

A young star is avoiding the paparazzi? so what? The ad starts with the overdone celebrity escaping her own fame. The singer walks briskly until she stumbles upon a fortune teller storefront. She pushes aside the sparkly beaded door. Yes, apparently from all the shiny in the ad from her dress to the bead door, the viewers have to guess that it ties to her ‘Radiance’ perfume, meaning illuminated and sparkly. ‘Do you want me to tell you your future?’ the psychic asks, surprisingly not as mysterious but more model-looking than we would like. But then, everything has to have a glow!

Britney stares into the brilliant globe expressionlessly before getting up while the voiceover says, ‘No thanks. I choose my own destiny.’ Britney then stands on the smoke street and advises the viewer to choose their own destiny. Right, so how does it relate to the perfume? Tag lines have to be catchy and memorable to sell the perfume’s image and pierce its target audience. The ad barely connects to the image of the perfume, whose bottle is pretty. It just delivers a lot of cliches in a poor hackneyed idea. Topped with a meaningless, redundant tagline, the ad falls on its face. The neon fluorescent mist is the only thing connecting to the bottle.

€˜Truth Or Dare Perfume Ad

‘Truth Or Dare’ Perfume Ad

Madonna has resorted to recycling old music videos to maintain the idea she has a ‘youthful’ image. We see the 53 year old woman rolling around in her underwear on television and making those sexy faces that were once attractive on her younger self. Ewwww! She even touches herself dressed in salacious underwear.

A remixed version of her song ‘€˜Girl Gone Wild’ plays in the background and apparently, Madonna is acting the part quite forgetting that at her age, she can no longer be considered a girl. If seeing an elderly woman in a corset is not enough to gross viewers out, we are blinded by the horrible lighting and editing. Did they get a college dropout to be the director? Grainy black and white images interjected with sporadic white flashes and bad camera movements. Continuous haphazard shots of Madonna in different poses worsened by the double effect that subjects us to twice the horror of old age. And the color goes from black and white to darker and grey. It seems as if they took an old movie before the advent of color and modern technology and used it as a source base. Literally forgetting present day’s audience!

Reb’l Fleur Perfume Ad

Rihanna‘s Reb’l Fleur

Symbolism is a useful story telling tool to create a product’s identity. Sometimes ads tend to go overboard and produce something that feels like a glorified class play. In the case of Rihanna’€™s Reb’l Fleur Commercial, many fans grinded their teeth in distaste. Some believe the flapping pink feathers on her represents a uterus. Then there are those who believe she is channeling the aura of a flamingo. Either way, the fans shake their heads in wonder as they see their idol prance across the garden of a large estate in a skimpy gown. Then, a mirror stands before her leading to the dark realm. She enters where everything is black. Does she do anything different in her dark persona? Nope, the same supposedly sexy face is carried on to the dark realm, where she likes touching herself and looking into mirrors. Seriously, whoever directed this hated ‘Alice in Wonderland’ is enough to caricaturize the movie. Her eyes are then covered by two different men and since she is obviously not turned on enough by that. She has to rub two different perfume bottles against herself. Subsequently, the entire movie is reversed and Rihanna returns to her little feathery nest. Aside from playing up Rihanna’s good/bad identity crisis, it is supposed to entice fans to the dark side. Well, both sides appear relatively the same including the weird acting so fans do not bite!

HEAT€™ Perfume Ad

‘HEAT’ Perfume Ad

Beyonce is a sexy seductress with curves that are reminiscent of a Greek Goddess! And in her ad for her new perfume €˜HEAT€™, she shows off that salacious side of her, in the entire ad. Her temptress personality is the crux of the ad, the only side Beyonce fans know.

Amorous crimson drapes everything including the mist. A little monotonous, as some might see it. She stands up and begins walking down a hallway, touching herself. Burns a trail on the wall. Yes, she is hot, as if we didn’€™t understand that from her tantalizing body and seductive walk and sweat kissed cleavage! Dances against the wall, more body caresses. Evidently, she likes ‘appreciating’ her own body or staring in some soft core porn. Dances rather lazily as if the heat is frying her brain, to the song ‘Fever’, a raspy rendition that makes one think of a sore throat. More cleavage show, leggy advert with Beyonce’s dress slipping off, the ad ends with the tagline, ‘€˜Catch the Fever!€™’. Considering the things it made Beyonce do, fans will shy away from a possible affliction!

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Sonoro Audio, a German design and engineering company of audio solutions unveiled a modernized portable radio enhanced with many features. CuboGo’s stylish design makes it an eye-catching accessory to rival other portable devices. It has great sound quality despite its size and will provide solid hours of loud entertainment. You can enjoy music from your favorite radio station or transfer music from your iPod or MP3 player.

 

Sonoro CuboGo

Sonoro CuboGo
 
You have a choice of a black or white body for your portable radio. Buyers can customize the portable radio to match their outfit, their mood or the décor of their room. Covers are available in black, white, purple, red, green, blue, orange and taupe. Buyers also have the option of Filz Felt colors of green, berry and grey.

All covers are drip-proof ABS cases and slide easily onto the radio’s curved-corner shape. Features of the portable radio; a retractable telescopic antenna, tuning control on the unit’s base and a volume control knob fixed into the speaker grill. The buttons and knobs were designed to be less prominent for the radio to have a minimalistic appearance. Its performance is top-notch, picking up clear signals when adjusted to FM radio frequencies. Included is a 3.5 mm stereo cable that connects CuboGo to all iDevices, mobile phones, MP3 players and laptops.

The radio’s rechargeable batteries made from NiMH (Nickel metal Hydride) provide enough power usage for up to 20 hours. The CuboGo can be a source of great fun anywhere, in the kitchen, bathrooms, studio, garage etc. It is also the ideal travel companion due to its small size. When traveling in large groups, you want a device that is portable, trendy and practical, it is the CuboGo. A perfect blend of function and design, and created from the latest easy to use technology.

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