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FALL TIPS 2014 …

Now it is proven by dozens of clients who have tried it! It remains a snap to have the whitest teeth imaginable! And, without extraordinary and costly methods no less!!!  Check out the widely available new line of dental care products called Crest 3D WHITE featuring fluoride anticavity toothpaste. Best, among the varieties in this newly featured line, and for quickest, brightest results, choose BRILLIANCE toothpaste with 'illuminating complex.'  It stands out from others in displays by being in a white reflective box and touts 'whiter, dazzling smile' below the Brilliance banner and above the flavor names which includes 'mesmerizing mint.'  Results typically are astounding from usual brushing use before bedtime and in the morning!!  If you want even more, pick up Crest 3D WHITE Brilliance Boost, a non-fluoride polishing treatment.  A second morning brushing using this toothpaste-like product 'amplifies whiteness.'  Whiter teeth definitely keep us looking younger.  Don't yours deserve this simple process for looking absolutely pearly?  So simple and safe, such outstanding results!!!

For the first time most of us can remember, white carries forward being one of the strongest neutrals for 2014 Fall/Winter fashion! It looks ice-y bright in the cold! How can you make it work within your wardrobe? Most important is understanding how dark or light your color is. Those with palest personal coloring wear white well head-to-toe if they wish or as a dominant neutral coupled with other new-for-Fall/Winter light hues. For others with medium personal coloring, adding something medium in tone will make white most flattering. How about those with either dark or light/dark combo personal coloring? Adding dark to the white creates high value contrast and is the ideal thing for such people to do!

Alterations create fit perfection! One of the most important people needed as part of your fashion team is an excellent alterations expert!  Job attributes for that person … someone with a special eye, superb sewing skills and the patience plus persistence to do the job correctly.  What an immense difference a little tweaking here and there can make in the way you look/feel in your clothes.  It is critical to find, before urgently needed, that skilled professional with whom you can partner for looking absolutely tip top!  In Boulder, an appointment made at 303.440.3325 with Patty at Patty Elliott's Place insures perfection.  If you are not nearby, ask questions in your area to determine upon whom you can rely locally for alterations reliability and excellence.

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have a pair of custom-made shoes? Well, it is now affordably possible … Prada, the iconic Italian label, has rolled out a made-to-order program for its pretty pumps!  You can style your own in thousands of killer combos.  Just six decisions and four weeks later, GRATIFICATION!  Your customized pair ships directly from the factory in Tuscany to your doorstep in a box that closely matches your unique shoe's color.  Talk about doing it yourself!  Select a style, choose a color, opt for a material, make your mark with an under-side monogram with up to three gold-plated letters.  All at a cost of $745, an absolute steal for a one-of-a-kind shoe.  Google Prada Custom Shoes for details.

Sunglass wearing in the wintertime can be as important as in summer. Particularly in high sun, snow-covered locations!  Under these conditions, glare can be a problem for accurate vision.  Maybe this gives us an excuse for buying 'sunnies' in the winter!  Did you realize style dominance can be traced by decades?  1920's – cable temples, 1930's – aviators, 1940's – colored frames, 1950's – cat-eyes, 1960's – oversize, 1970's – round, 1980 – mirrored lenses, 1990 – sporty, 2000 – patterned frames, currently – tech add-ons.  Sound familiar?  Just proves what goes around comes around!  Make it your mission, what gives you the greatest sun protection with flattering style should be your personal goal.

What is FAST FASHION? Found on high streets and in shopping centers across the globe, The Economist, in its July issue, enlightens us.  You have likely heard the phrase!  But, what exactly does it mean?  Fast Fashion is all about a global tendency to open stores that feature extremely quick turnover of their fashion inventory.  Constant change, its customers have learned, means buy NOW as it won't be there shortly.  Named as part of the movement is H & M of Sweden, Uniqlo of Japan and Gap of the US, according to the article.  Rising to prominence is Inditex from Spain producing and selling Zara.  Also Spanish, Mango and Desigual are proving challenging competition.  So it is an international race for who will survive, who will thrive, and what impact will they have on the rest of the world's designers, manufacturers and retailers.  If you find one of the aforementioned stores, give it a glance.  It's all about change, affordability and sales, sales, sales.  Quality can be sketchy so know your fashion 'stuff' before you buy.  On the flip side, it can be beyond adequate for its price point.  These stores made up the majority of shops within a large fashion shopping center NTF visited recently in Toulouse, France with young women who wouldn't think of spending their clothing budget any other places!  Also present liberally in San Francisco!

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