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Difference between Fashion and Trend

Difference between Fashion and Trend
Key Difference: Fashion and trend are the latest words heard from the youth but what is it all about? Fashion is nothing but the style and design of clothes, accessories, shoes, make up or haircut. Though, trend is a part of fashion, it is a word which is known for inspiring one about the latest collection at a prescribed time.

We generally hear people speaking about fashion and trend. The difference between both the words is fashion changes for a particular season, climate or weather. But trend has a specific tenure which people follow and go through. It is six months, 1 year or 2 years tenure but sometimes it may extend as well because of the unique style. Fashion and trend sometimes means the same or actually, it has the same meaning with a different word because both have the same work to do, that is to ‘follow the trend’ as in wearing the latest styles or fashions.
Fashion has a lot of styles through which one can choose which is unimaginable. It is never constant. Fashion is how one creates one self by wearing or using different styles that look into fashion. In fashion, whichever thing is “in” will be popular, everyone wants it.
Dictionary.com defines ‘fashion’ as:

• A prevailing custom or style of dress, etiquette, socializing, etc.: the latest fashion in dresses.
• Conventional usage in dress, manners, etc., especially of polite society, or conformity to it: the dictates of fashion; to be out of fashion.
• Manner; way; mode: in a warlike fashion.
• The make or form of anything: He liked the fashion of the simple, sturdy furniture.
• A kind; sort: All fashions of people make up the world.
Trend is a general direction where people tend to move. Trends are like waves in the ocean, it reaches the shore once in a while. It has a prolonged period of time when prices of financial market rises and goes down because of the demand of the particular trend. People, who live in different parts of the country, of course will have different styles, different ideas, and different demands and will buy different kinds of materials which is suitable to their climate, area or society.
Dictionary.com defines ‘trend’ as:
• The general course or prevailing tendency; drift: trends in the teaching of foreign languages; the trend of events.
• Style or vogue: the new trend in women’s apparel.
• The general direction followed by a road, river, coastline, or the like.
In the actual sense, people should find their own way to choose their style rather than someone else’s. It’s just that you can be unique by not trying to be unique. Fashion is always conforming to personalities. Fashion may cost high, but you always want to buy a new outfit, ornaments, etc. The latest example of a fashion and trend are the Android phones. People are following new technology with advanced applications like anything without bothering about the cost. So only opulent people may keep their self with the latest fashion because it is not a basic need of life to remain with but when the trend comes with the society you have to adapt to it in order to be a part of society.

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“Heritage Collection” Ss18 (Nigerian)

Aso-Oke (pronounced ah-SHOW-kay) is short for Aso Ilu Oke which means clothes from the up-country for the top drawer. It is a hand woven cloth made mostly by the Yoruba tribe of south west Nigeria. The woven strips are sewn together to make clothing.
This has become one of my favorite fabrics to work with. The history, the colors and texture that it is woven into, are quite unique. The intentional use of this fabric is to celebrate the history and culture of my country. It is also an opportunity to showcase the skill and craftmanship of the locals who diligently hand loom these beautiful fabrics.
Aso-oke is usually worn on special occasions like coronations, festivals, weddings, funerals, engagement parties, naming ceremonies and other important events. It serves traditionally as formal wear. Aso-Oke is often also worn as Aso-Ebi (ebi meaning friends, and/or family) where similar colors are worn by all to a particular event to symbolize unity.
Our collection reinvents the traditional way of wearing aso-oke to a contemporary, chic and edgy designs to depict well sought after high fashion.

The signature “eye” design is symbolic of the name of the brand. “ANYA” in the Nigerian Ibo language means eye/vision. It is about how the founder of the brand Vivien Anyaduba Agbakoba sees beauty – “Beautiful in every form”

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Dress with LOVE.

Valentine’s Day is a celebration of love and it is an opportunity for us to truly reconnect with the real meaning of this day. It is about LOVE, sharing and giving.
Love is the most amazing thing in our lives. It is what makes us human, what makes life worth living. Nothing else truly matters. The size of our homes, bank balances, the beauty of our partner, the speed of our car – all those things pale into insignificance when we face the splendour of what it is that makes us!

The most important is to find reasons to love yourself 1st, before anyone can love you! Care for yourself and treat yourself well because you are worth it. Happy Valentine’s day!!

 

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How to Wear Lace Dresses in the Fall

As stated by one of our favorite bloggers on advicefromatwentysomething.com :

“Fall is a confusing season. You’re pumped to start pulling out your cozy sweaters and corduroy skinny jeans, but it’s still not quite cold enough to bundle up in all of your winter goodies. Take advantage of this transition by mixing your summer staples in with your winter pieces. Pair your mini skirt with a big chunky sweater, or your lace dress with a heavy button down and booties OR pumps and accessories.”

Mixing and blending the seasons in your daily outfit reminds you that the gnashing cold is not that bad after all….

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Dos and Donts of Fall – Dresses and more

Thanks to the fabulous website “WhoWhatWear” and the author @BobbySchuessler, we bring you this edited version of “Dos and Donts for the Fall”

On those randomly warmer days (thanks to global warming), sneak in something unexpectedly shorter and breezier than expected.  It makes you stand out to anyone bumping into you that day.

You can never go wrong with jeans or your classic denim jacket, but one way to look 100% more fashionable this season is to test out denim in unexpected places like in a coat iteration or even on an accessory.

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Rachel Wang shares great fall mix and match must-haves

Rachel Wang, a New York city stylist that travels half the year, shares essential fall style must-haves for the “active” working woman.  From the extremely comfortable men’s inspired jacket to the sexy weekday cylindrical heel sandal, she explains how to mix and match these items for hard working days that must stay stylish.  Enjoy the rest of

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Best things to Know about Off Shoulder Trends

The shoulder-baring look has officially crossed the clavicle to go from trend of the moment to wardrobe mainstay. Here’s everything you need to know to master this must-have (composed by the great editors of Bloomingdales).

THE FOUNDATION:

Ah, strapless bras—both an off-the-shoulder essential and a self-inflicted torture device. Find a more flattering, comfortable and stay-put fit with our intimates intel:
Go a band size down—and a cup up—than your normal bra size to get the most support from the band, your sole source of reinforcement.
The bigger your cup size, the heftier the band should be. Translation? Small cup sizes (A-B) can try backless adhesive types or thin band widths, while fuller cups (C and up) do best with wider and longline styles.
Inner silicone strips help keep bras in place with extra grip for the girls.

THE BEAUTY ROUTINE:

Freeing those shoulders means introducing a

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How to wear a cocktail dress during the Day (not just at cocktail parties)

Be it chic, casual or on-the-go, let’s appreciate the different ways to style the cocktail dress outside a wedding reception. (Photos courtesy of pinterest, elle, tumblr)

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