Archive : April2011

  • Posted :   Apr 30th, 2011

    Of course leather is fantastic, gorgeous and all that but have you ever wondered why we only see so much of black leather around? Yes, it is the traditional color and yes the first leather jacket was also in black but that was more than a few decades ago. So what keeps black as such a hot favorite even years down the line? From celebs to the fashion conscious – black leather is always preferred.

    It could be because black is more comfortable. It matches a whole range of outfits; it looks fantastic and goes with the typical traditional stereotype of leather. Then again it could be that just like the LBD (little black dress) it creates a sense of comfort.  Undoubtedly the traditional black leather is still highly popular be it in the category of leather jackets or leather pants or leather bombers.

    When it comes to leather dresses and women’s leather shorts however, colors seem to do better. Women love their colors – however only the more demure shades like beiges, deep golds or a deep maroon seem to make it through. White is another favorite.

    Brown seems to be catching up quickly in the leather world. Browns are probably not what you would call a vast improvement over black, especially for enthusiasts of bright colors, it is still fascinating shade. Everything from a basic beige to a deep tan brown is getting very highly accepted.

    Colors seem to work best in suede leather. Suede leather is probably one of the only places where the bright colors quickly and easily outshine the basic blacks and browns. Purples, greens, blues, and yellows – everything is acceptable so long as it is suede! Suede leather looks great in skirts, tops, dresses, pants and jackets. They are soft, have a slight velvety feel to them and look awesome on the wearer.

    Leather dresses are slowly but steadily experiencing the world of color. Light greens, pinks, reds and blues always look wonderful when it comes to dresses. Red and black, of course, dominate the more ‘naughty’ leather creations.

  • Posted :   Apr 29th, 2011

    Leather has uniqueness to it. Its fragrance, the way it moulds itself to your skin, the softness of the material, the sheer feel of it, the ironical delicate toughness and so on! Leather tops have always been a favorite among celebrities. Maybe it’s the fact that you just cannot go wrong with it or the fact that it looks so delicious or maybe a blend of everything. Leather is so indescribable.

    Women have a huge range of choices when it comes to leather tops. The most classic one is a strapless and black leather bustier top with an asymmetrical hemline. It can be combined with denims, with cargos, with a beautiful chiffon skirt and so on! It’s perfect when you are unsure of what to wear. It works fabulously for a night out in town, a casual outing and with a little bit of glitter or make up makes you quite the stunner.

    Another great choice is the strappy leather tank top! Pick out a bright red color or a deep maroon.  Combine it with black corduroys. The effect is utterly sizzling. A leather top is a great choice for a semi formal function. Remember never to combine leather with leather though. The effect is rather disastrous and can be misinterpreted.

    A leather top takes formals to a whole new level. Combine a simple leather top – preferably in a more demure color with a blazer suit. The peek of leather through your blazer coat will give off the most exquisite vibes. It makes you feel more confident, look more assertive and gives you an appearance of being in charge.

    Make sure that you care for your leather top well though. A good leather top can last you a while. The beauty of a leather top is that it can be combined with a whole range of concoctions and still look fabulous. In fact, the top retains its originality and beauty and always remains the highlight of the outfit!

    Select a leather top that makes you feel comfortable. There is nothing worse than being uncomfortable in leather – it shows!

  • Posted :   Apr 28th, 2011

    There is absolutely no reason why a woman cannot wear a mini skirt when she wants to! Every single woman has the right to feel attractive about herself and good about her own body. A great mini skirt is an essential in a trendy woman’s wardrobe.

    A mini skirt in itself is a fun fashion item. Add to it the tangy cheeriness of leather and you have got yourself a definite eye turner! Now a leather mini skirt may not be everyone’s cup of tea but for those who do enjoy the trend or are looking to explore it here are a few pointers for you.

    It’s very important to pick out the right look. There are loads of leather miniskirts available in a plethora of patterns. It is oh so important for you to choose the right one. The classic bias and A-line cuts compliment most women, while the tighter, straight fit variety tend to work best on those long-legged, slender and younger wearers. An ideal option topping the fashion charts right now are the ruffled leather minis. They are superbly feminine and look absolutely ravishing. The space provided makes it supremely comfortable to wear and it matches a whole variety of tops and combinations.

    It is so important to combine your leather mini skirt with the right pair of shoes. Remember the mirror is your best friend. Make sure to look at what you think suits the look the best!  Wedge shoes blend quite well with a leather miniskirt since the former’s heaviness offsets the shortness of the latter and provides a sort of an “anchor”. Another great option are the pointed flat shoes. High heels look quite spectacular too. But the type of leather skirt you choose and the appeal you give off could lead to different intonations.

    Leather mini skirts also benefit from the type of top you choose to combine with it. T-shirts tend to work perfectly with most minis. However you must note that the shortness of a skirt can over emphasize a large bust. Hence your choice of top is of prime importance.

    Warning: Watch the length and the taste of your leather miniskirt. You may come off as skanky if you pick one that is too tiny for your body.

  • Posted :   Apr 27th, 2011

    Leather dresses are something that has won the heart of many a woman and are slowly but steadily gaining acceptance. Obviously it has been considered as something of a sensual statement with celebs walking about in gorgeous tight creations. But leather dresses are more than black or red fabrics that perfectly mould the body. A leather dress is about feminism and grace; it’s about elegance and a regal beauty that only the freshness of leather can inspire. The added undertone of pure sensuality only adds to the killer combination. The shiny, audacious, stiff and soft material has slowly crept its way into every woman’s wardrobe in the form of dresses.

    Leather dresses are pretty much like ordinary dresses when it comes to variety. They come in a plethora of cuts, shapes and sizes – halters, back less, off shoulder,  sweet heart neckline, straps, cut off from waist, V or U neck, high slits, navel cut out, floor kissing and so much more. All sorts of colors from the traditional blacks to bright blues, deep greens and even rugged browns have made their appearance. An ideal way of re defining the LBD (Little Black Dress) would be to pick one in leather. Like I said, in terms of variety leather dresses are pretty much the same as ordinary fabrics but when it comes to appearance there is a world of a difference. No other fabric can carry off a personality like leather. Its strong yet subtle, durable yet soft, rugged yet delicate. Leather dresses are a series of contradictions adding that air of mystique!

    No matter what your type of body leather is flattering. It’s stiff yet soft approach ensures that you can mould the dress to your liking; avoid the parts you don’t want it to cling to while highlighting all that you would prefer to. Remember to purchase your exact size. Plus sized girls now have something that they can see on a mannequin and actually try on and experience gorgeous results. Leather has this astonishing quality of being able to make you look deviously sexy, super slim and wickedly adventurous all at the same time!

  • Posted :   Apr 26th, 2011

    Leather is a lovable material. Of course, it’s a delightful irony – soft yet tough, stylish yet practical, durable for years yet always trendy!  With fabric that is so excellent, it’s hard to make an ideal choice of what kind of leather apparel is the best to select. Here are a few tips to make you look good and make the perfect choice.

    1.    Never combine leather with leather. A leather top looks great; a leather pant also looks fabulous. Together, however they are a fashion disaster. Keep away from mixing leather with leather unless your name is Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson or an aspiring rock star. Leather combines with a variety of materials – leather is not one of them! Leather blended with leather is a major fashion fax pas.

    2.    Leather is highly durable. With just the most minimal amount of care, a leather outfit can last for up to 30 years. If you are on a tight budget and you are looking to experiment with leather for its versatility then the best thing to opt for would be a leather jacket. It keeps you warm, lasts for years; it’s extremely stylish and remains trendy even 13-14 years down the line. A leather jacket is an excellent buy. Choosing something else like a leather dress or a leather pant could be a little risky in terms of outgrowing it.  However, it would be unfair to undermine the sheer brilliance of both leather dresses as well as leather pants. They look sensational and give off the most appealing look. They hold their very own pedestal in the fashion world.

    3.    Leather clothing is of course available in a plethora of colors! Sizzling reds, dashing blacks, austere browns – the choices are infinite – so which do you pick? Choose a color according to your need. If it’s only the current fashion that interests you then pick out the most promising color of the season. For those who are unsure of what to pick – black is the way to go! It’s traditionally loved and matches just about everything. For those who are looking for something other than black but not too bright, pick among the deeper shades of browns!

  • Posted :   Apr 25th, 2011

    A leather mini skirt is the ideal choice if you are trying to attract attention, given that men really seem to have an affinity for these skirts. With these miniskirts you give a great look at your legs, so when paired with the right high heel sandals, it can make your thighs look gorgeous. With a particular leather skirt, there is little still left to the imagination that definitely grabs the interest of men.

    There may be another reason why guys really love a buckskin mini skirt. There is just something with regards to leather that definitely draws the attention with the opposite sex. Leather is a rough fabric and features a smooth and supple surface.

    Leather is an undeniably trendy material. Despite having almost earthy and neutral colors, it still grabs attention. There are different colors of leather apart from the usual brown, dark-colored, and grey. Thanks to the latest dying techniques used to dye leather. It is now available in exotic red, trendy yellow and green etc.

    When it comes to miniskirts, the basic black skirt represents of extreme hotness, while leather is created in a miniskirt, it brings in addition to it an incredible and exceptional appeal.

    Clothing made from leather appears to be more expensive as compared to the other fabrics. The leather miniskirt is versatile and can be combined with various tops and footwear and can also be worn to any occasion.

    To know what this little leather mini skirt can do to your loved one; just when you thought of turning him on is an improbable case scenario. Leather miniskirts are definitely a turn on, so it is advisable to use it cautiously.

    Care for Leather Apparels: –

    •    Wash your leather apparels with saddle soap and do not use regular detergents as they may ruin the fabric.
    •    Keep your leather apparels in a ventilated closet as leather needs to breathe or it may accumulate mildew.
    •    Use leather conditioner to get rid of mildew.

    Enjoy flaunting your assets wearing these sexy leather skirts. Add that bold look and create a new fashion statement wearing trendy leather skirts.

  • Posted :   Apr 21st, 2011

    Bikers are often associated with men in leather riding up on their Harleys, making loud raucous jokes, loving their beer and being very very strong. Sadly, in all that imaging of motorcycles, leather, silver headed men with pony tails and bandanas a huge section of bikers are forgotten – the women!  These femme fatales are the one proving years of stereotyping wrong and for heaven’s sake just because a woman likes to ride a bike and is good at it – there is absolutely no reason why she should automatically have spiky hair, plenty of piercings and a ‘look at me and I’ll kill you’ attitude! There are plenty of women out there who love their bikes and love their feminism!

    Leather motorcycle jackets are built for safety. Most come with a double lining. Leather, by itself, works great against abrasions and does a fabulous job of protecting the wearer in case of a fall. It’s tough, durable and works perfectly for a biker. While men have a huge plethora of options when it comes to motorcycle jackets, women have a slightly more limited choice – not to say that it is in any means not enough. In fact, it helps narrow down the choices much faster. Always remember that being a female biker does not make you a sex symbol. A large number of boutiques offer leather riding jackets for women more as an item of style than protection. If you are not a rider and only looking for a trendy jacket then this would work ideally for you. If, however, you are a biker, just plain style will not do!

    A female biker has to be rather careful about her choices. Never pick one of those tight flashy jackets. Make sure that the leather jacket you choose is adequately comfortable. It should not be too loose either. Never pick anything with dangling tassels – anything that could get stuck could be hazardous to your life. Always choose a leather jacket with zipped pockets instead of open ones. You do not want your documents or things falling out of your pockets. Remember to choose a jacket that is a subtle blend between protection and style.

  • Posted :   Apr 20th, 2011

    Leather clothing has a life span of approximately 40 years. The fabric is strong; it’s rugged and happily protects you from dust, wind, rains, stains, gravel etc. Of course, while nothing really affects the tenacity of the material it does tend to look worn out after a while. At the end of the day, leather is animal skin and skin needs to be cleaned regularly. So how do you get a fresh look and keep your leather jacket healthy?

    1.    The most important thing to remember is to check for the manufacturer’s care instructions. Just cleaning your leather jacket once a month, on the basis of those instructions, is bound to keep the jacket healthy and happy.

    2.    The biggest problem faced by leather jackets is that they dry out and begin to crack. They lose their luster over a period of time. A great way to change this is by using leather conditioner. Just take a soft cloth – preferably nubuck – and rub down the leather jacket with plenty of conditioner. Make sure every nook, cranny and crevice of the jacket gets plenty of conditioner. A single rub down is usually not enough. Always massage in the conditioner into your jacket about twice. This helps clear out the dry patches and brings back life into it. The conditioner also adds shine and flexibility to your leather jacket making it soft and lovely to wear. The color of the jacket may turn a bit uneven after rubbing down the jacket. This, of course, will be barely noticeable. The color change does not have much to do with the conditioner as much as the use of the leather jacket.

    3.    Whenever you store a leather jacket, always make sure it is in a cool dry area; do not add naphthalene balls. Always store the jacket on a wide wooden, plastic or padded hanger. This helps to maintain the shape! If you plan to cover that leather jacket while storing it then do so with a cloth like cotton. Avoid plastic. Leather needs to breathe. Materials like plastic do not allow it to do so causing it to dry up.

  • Posted :   Apr 19th, 2011

    Anyone with a modicum of fashion sense desires to have leather apparel in their wardrobe. A lot of people struggle to find that perfect leather jacket or that amazing leather skirt. But do you take the time out to identify the caliber of the leather garment you are purchasing? It is very important to know how to pick out a genuine leather jacket and how to distinguish from the fakes. This is especially important for bikers purchasing leather motorcycle jackets. Buying a fake jacket may lead to fatal results.

    Genuine leather is a fabric made from animal skin through an intricate manufacturing process for it to look attractive and remain sturdy and durable. Lambskin leather is probably the most commonly found leather in shops, boutiques, stores etc. In fact when you order leather online as well, the garments are usually created out of lamb leather. The fabric is soft and flexible and quite reasonable. It makes for excellent pants and skirts – basically the type of clothing that clings to the skin. It leaves enough space for you to breathe and feels soft against the skin.

    Several leather clothing items – especially jackets – come with lining and patch work. You have to be especially careful while buying such items since the leather caliber of these items may be less than ideal.

    There are basically three important grades that leather can be divided by on the basis of quality. The animal whose skin is used to make the leather is irrespective. It could easily range from lamb to alligator:

    Grade 1 Leather:
    This leather is basically ‘fully grained’ and the quality is identifiable by looking at the grained pattern – it should be asymmetric; the material itself should be devoid of any patina, shade discrepancies and be smooth to the touch.

    Grade 2 Leather:
    A grade lower than the best – this leather has just the most basic inconsistency in color and the surface is discolored with light patinas.

    Grade 3 Leather:
    This falls lowest on the scale in terms of quality leather fabric. There are splotches and variations in shade as well as plenty of patinas.

  • Posted :   Apr 18th, 2011

    Leather pants have this unique appeal – they can make anyone look absolutely sizzling hot! If Victoria Beckham chooses to wear them that often there must be something about them! But pulling off a Victoria Beckham just ain’t that easy folks. It is so very important to pick out the perfect leather pants for your body type. There are a whole plethora of creations available to choose from. The point is to pick out one that suits you.

    1.    Biker leather pants:
    If you are choosing a biker pant for style purposes only, you could practically use anyone. Most of them are padded in thick leather and come with quite a few metallic embellishments. However, if you are using them for riding purposes, be very careful about the type you choose. It should be soft and comfortable against you skin. The leather should be thick enough to protect you from abrasions and falls.

    2.    Skinny leather pants:
    The latest fad! Everyone who is anyone seems to be wearing skinny leather pants. Do remember though that skinny leather pants are made for exactly those people – skinny that is!  Women with heavy hips or thighs should avoid these pants completely. Remember to pair them up with stilettos or nice boots.

    3.    Skintight leather pants:
    Often confused with skinny leather pants, these are a different variety all together. These babies fit like a second skin molding themselves to every dent and bump of your body. There is absolutely no space between the skin and the fabric. Putting them on and taking them off could take a while but the overall effect – if you have the body to carry it off – is absolutely fantastic!

    4.    Classic Leather pants:
    The traditional black ones that are not too tight but flow down in a straight cut remain the eternal favorite. They look stupendous and are quite attractive. Pick out a snug pair for yourself that is not too tight but perfectly comfortable.

    Colored leather pants are a great way to add a splash of color to your wardrobe. Reds, blues, greens – the choices are aplenty!

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