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Accessories Accessory almost anything you wear except the basic clothes Ex: shoes, bags, hats, gloves,

, belts, scarves, bows, jewelry, etc. Accessorize the addition of accents Rules for Accessories: Moderation is the key. Never over-decorate your body. Your accessories should be appropriate to the occasion, your age, and to the company in which they are worn. Earrings in the shape of balloons, for instance, which are fun for a group of your own friends, might be quite inappropriate when accompanying your parents or business associates to a gathering. Be certain that you do not rattle when you move because of an arm loaded with too many bracelets or a neck or chest armored with beads and trinkets. Day and night call for different accessories; so do city and country occasions. If you are in doubt about what is right, keep add-ons to a minimum. Avoid ostentation, especially the wearing of expensive jewelry in groups where others do not have or do nor wear it. Young women should not wear costly pieces in public as a safety, as well as a taste, consideration. Even mature women today usually wear costume or imitation jewelry except for very special occasions and keep the real items in the safe deposit box. After you have it all together, take a final glance in the mirror. If you have doubts, take something off.

The Laws of Proportion These are fashion rules that camouflage the poor lines of your figure and accentuate the good 1. An unbroken line appears longer. Contrasting colors, two-piece dresses, skirts and blouses, belts, horizontal stripes, large bands of color, or any horizontal lines make you appear shorter and add breadth to your figure. 2. Height gives the illusion of slenderness. Dress for height, breaking the vertical line only if your figure and height are correctly proportionate. 3. Light colors add weight. Whites and pastels will give the visual illusion of adding pounds to your body. Make it a point to place them only where this addition is needed. 4. Dark colors diminish weight. From the color palette place those colors in the dark to darkest range on areas of your body that require visual reduction of weight. 5. Light-reflective and shiny fabrics add weight.

Satin, sequins, brocades, or metallic materials visually add pounds to your body. Place them only where this addition is needed or as very small fashion touches. 6. Bulky or heavy fabrics add weight. Angoras, tweeds, heavy knits, corduroy, or nubby fabrics add bulk and pounds to your figure. 7. Large patterns add weight. Large plaids, checks, florals, and geometrics each add the illusion of weight to the body. Large pastel or light-colored patterns add even more weight. 8. Small patterns diminish weight. Small plaids, checks, florals, and geometrics each give the illusion of less weight. Small dark patterns visually diminish the weight of your body even further. 9. Transparent or clinging fabrics reveal figure faults and perfections. Knitted fabrics, jerseys, laces and chiffons should be placed on parts of your body that you want to emphasize rather than on problem areas. 10.Scaled-to-size accessories are the secret to balance. Small accessories should be assigned to the small and/or short figure. Large accessories should be assigned to the larger and /or tall figure. 11.Every detail and every accessory must be coordinated with every other detail and accessory of the total ensemble. This rule applies from head to toe, and from the front, sides, and back of your figure. 12.Dramatize your good points. Select clothing to show off your assets. 13.Do not dramatize a weak point by dramatizing a good one. Should a good point, when dramatized, accentuate or call attention to a weal point in return, the good has been undone by the bad. How to Shop for Accessories 1. Before you leave the house, make sure you know what items you need. 2. Preshop to determine cost and styles available. 3. Decide on the size, shape, and color of the accessories before buying them. 4. Figure out a budget. 5. Confine yourself to quality items that will weather changes in fashion. 6. Examine the item before buying it. 7. Do not be talked into buying anything you do not need. Basic 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Types of Accessories Bags and Purses Footwear Belts Hats Jewelry

Bags and Purses Types of Bags: 1. Casual

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This is your downtime bag and a way to show off your whimsical side. Play with color and fabrics like cotton, suede, and plastic. Structured This is for the lady in all of us, a little more formal than the shoulder bag. This compact purse holds its own with classic suits of casual denim. Evening The evening bag is a necessity for formal occasions. A simple evening bag should be small and usually neutral in color to work seamlessly between pastels and black. Shoulder This is the best all-around bag and probably the most useful one in your closet. Most shoulder bags are both work and weekend-friendly. Tote The tote keeps your file sin order. This indispensable work-day classic holds things neatly in place. Briefcase (Attach Case) An attach case is a symbol of authority and is very practical when a bundle of business documents have to be brought from one place to another. Attach cases are made of leather, suede, and plastic. Its size should be proportionate to your body.

Types of Footwear 1. Boots 2. Shoes 3. Sandals 4. Indoor Footwear 5. Specific Footwear Jewelry Metals Used in Making Jewelry 1. Platinum - the rarest among the three - silvery blond, very pale - usually alloyed with ten percent iridium to increase hardness - considered to be the most effective enhancer of colored gems and diamonds - has a small supply, thus, expensive - more often the choice of older than younger wearers 2. Gold - most prized and most suitable foil for gems - extremely soft and not durable for use in jewelry in its natural state - needs to be combined with appropriate alloys to be tougher - measured in karats (14k minimum in fine jewelry; 18k the percentage is three-fourths of its total weight; 24k considered fine gold) 3. Silver - found in more generous quantities than platinum or gold - has many industrial, electrical, and medical uses in addition to its role as material for the fashioning of fine tableware, art objects, and jewelry

- although lustrous, beautiful, and malleable, it tarnishes - less expensive than gold and platinum Watches The first piece of adult jewelry in a lifetime collection Pearls Elegant, understated, formal Versatile and suitable for day or night formal gatherings Assessed according to color, luster, roundness, and thickness of the nacre Come in a vast array of colors, tones, sizes, and shapes The Pearl Necklace Styles Dog Collar Collar Bib Choker Princess Matinee Opera Rope A wide choker, usually of multiple strands with a jeweled clasp often worn in front. A 12- to 14-inch- long necklace fitted and shaped gently to the lower portion of the neck. A necklace with more than three strands of different lengths, which fits close to the base of the neck and extends over the upper part of the chest as much as a childs bib. A 15- to 16-inch-long necklace that drops just above the collarbone. An 18- to 20-inch-long strand of pearls that fall midway between the collarbone and the bust. a 20- to 24-inch-long strand of pearls that reaches the center of the bust. A 30- to 32-inch-long strand of pearls that fall midway between the bust and waist. May be wrapped around the neck twice to form a doublestranded choker. A 45-inch or longer pearl necklace. May be knotted or wrapped several times. Also referred to as a sautoir or a lariat.

Terminologies Graduate A pearl necklace that is strung with the smaller pearls placed on either d side of the clasp graduating to the largest pearls in the city. Uniform A pearl necklace that is strung with all one size or nearly equal-sized pearls throughout. Knotted A term used to denote that the string running through the pearls has been tied in a tiny knot between each pearl and before the clasp. An important step for safety should the string break; this technique also helps the necklace to hang gracefully. The Gemstones Gemstone A piece of attractive mineral, which, when cut and polished, is used to make jewelry or other adornments.

Common Precious Stones 1. Sapphire (blue) 2. Ruby (red) 3. Emerald (green) 4. Diamond (typically yellow to brown or gray to colorless) Common Semi-precious Stones 1. Opal (white) 2. Garnet (typically red but can appear as any color except blue) 3. Aquamarine (blue) 4. Topaz (clear) 5. Turquoise (blue) 6. Lapis (blue) 7. Amethyst (purple) 8. Jade (green) Perfumes and Colognes Perfumes Gives the finishing touch to your whole look The Basic Perfume Classes 1. Single Floral This captures the scent of a single flower such as a rose, carnation, violet, or lilac and has a dominant floral note. It is easy to wear and recognize. For the one who has a favorite flower it is easy to choose. The white and light-colored flowers make the most perfumy scents. 2. Floral Bouquet A fragrance composition based on a combination of floral scents. The major component of this family are rose, jasmine, gardenia, carnation, as well as such favorites as lily of the valley and lilac. The blend is intricate, with the flowers given balance and body by a combination of bases like ambergris, musk, and vetiver. 3. Spicy This word in perfume language means fragrances with strong (pungent) scents from several sources. Spicy scents are made of actual spices like vanilla, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and cardamom, and flowers that possess traces of spicy scents such as carnation and lavender. Spicy scents are both haunting and lingering. 4. Citrus The oils of lemon, bergamot, lime, tangerine, and bitter orange blossoms are known for their refreshingly tangy scent. Shopping for Perfumes and Colognes Fragrances are less powerful in hot, dry environments because the sense of smell is impaired. In such atmosphere, use a more intense scent.

Fragrances smell stronger in warm, tropical, humid settings. However, they evaporate more quickly. Use fresh, delicate perfume. The air will magically intensify it. Sea breezes, however, can overpower a fragrance. Fragrances last longer on oily skin and tend to become oversweet. Beware. Delicate fragrances are better for fair skin. Apply fragrances with luxurious enjoyment on bar body following bath and in stages while completing toilet. Never risk hurried, last-minute dabbing. Applying perfume to bare skin in sunlight is dangerous. Chemicals react to ultraviolet rays and cause skin rashes and dark splotches. Realize that those who smoke never experience the full glory of perfume. The chemicals in cigarette smoke react badly with those in perfume, diminish fragrance, and also reduce ones capacity to enjoy the aroma. Medication or the pill can change the skins reaction to a fragrance, as can eating onions, garlic, and spicy food. A scent may react differently with the skin during menstruation, and the sense of smell is often affected during that time. The warmer the body, the faster the fragrance fades. More frequent applications are needed in summer. Perfume evaporates even when not removed from the bottle. Store larger quantities in a cool, dark place. For current use, pour some into small, lovely, and sealable bottles and position away from bright sunlight. Oxygen and light are perfumes enemies. Save your empty perfume bottles and place in dresser drawers and closet. They will impart their scent to garments for a long time.