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Kebaya dan Gaun malam

3 Jan

Antara Gaun Malam Dan Kebaya Modern

Bagi kaum hawa yang sedang kasak-kusuk mencari kebaya modern paling tepat pada acara lamaran nanti, ada beberapa hal penting yang bisa menjadi perhatian. Yang jelas, selain persiapan matang agar acara berjalan lancar, tentu saja penampilan pun harus cantik dengan baju-baju pilihan. Sebaiknya, nuansa dan model kebaya harus sesuai dengan tema acara lamaran nanti. Yang pasti dua hal yang harus diperhatikan ialah bahan kain dan desainnya yang menarik dan istimewa.
Menurut situs hanyawanita.com, dijelaskan bahwa acara lamaran bisa bersifat formal dan non-formal. Lalu apakah si wanita masuk kategori perempuan feminin atau tomboi. Ini akan terefleksi pada pemilihan jenis kebaya modern nanti. Biasanya, kebaya tradisional paling banyak dipilih untuk acara-acara lamaran ketimbang gaun-gaun malam, walau sebenarnya tidak salah juga.Untungnya, kebaya tradisional untuk acara lamaran hanya merupakan sebuah awal dari sebuah prosesi pernikahan yang amat panjang dan mungkin boleh jadi terbilang ribet. Untuk itu, penjahit kebaya pada acara pelamaran biasanya sederhana tidak terlalu ramai bahkan dandanan make-up pun juga biasanya tidak terlalu berat. Penampilan dari sebuah kebaya yang sederhana namun istimewa tetap bisa menjadikan saat pelamaran menjadi sebuah momentum yang tak terlupakan. Apa yang menjadi keistimewaan dari sebuah kebaya sederhana? Biasanya penjahit kebaya modern, lebih tahu dalam hal pembuatan kebaya ini.Yang jelas kalau tadi dibilang tidak se-ribet kebaya pernikahan, maka yang satu ini tidak perlu dibubuhkan payet-payet cantik pada kain brokat oleh penjahit kebaya modern. Tapi jalan keluarnya, bisa memilih kebaya kain brokat Jepang atau Prancis. Kalau Anda tergolong seorang perempuan yang simpel dalam memilih pakaian, maka tidak ada salahnya juga memilih model kebaya encim yang banyak dibuat oleh penjahit kebaya tradisional untuk acara bersejarah dalam hidup Anda nanti. Cukup mudah untuk memilih kain kebaya encim. Ciri-cirinya, pada bagian kancing bahan sudah memiliki bordir sendiri. Dan biasanya terbuat dari bahan chiffon.
Bagi perempuan yang tergolong feminin, maka model kebaya yang sedang tren tetap dengan garis simpel yang sederhana. Jenis ini teraplikasi pada jenis kebaya off-shoulder. Artinya bagian pundak terlihat jelas alias terbuka. Pinggiran kebaya melingkar jauh di bawah leher dan melebar sampai hampir ke pundak. Bagi yang berdada kecil, siasati dengan menambahkan payet pada bagian tersebut. Selain itu pula ada jenis kebaya yang berkerah Shanghai, yang dibuat oleh salah satu penjahit kebaya modern. Ini merupakan pilihan tepat bagi perempuan yang berpostur kurus. Payet yang mendetail bisa menolong untuk memecahkan hal ini juga. Pasalnya, payet bisa menciptakan ilusi hingga tubuh tampak lebih besar, penjahit kebaya tradisional biasanya lebih tahu untuk hal ini.Ini juga bisa dijadikan ajang untuk bereksperimen menyambut hari “H” nanti. Artinya, acara pelamaran biasanya tidak begitu terpaku dengan adat-istiadat daerah asal. Meski ada juga beberapa. Tapi biasanya tidak begitu kental. Untuk kasus ini kenapa juga tidak mencoba gaya yang penuh avonturis. Misalnya, mencoba menjahit kebaya yang mengikuti gaya orang Bali. Ciri khas dari kebaya yang satu ini ialah ada penambahan obi pada bagian pinggang. Lalu juga, tidak ada salahnya bertanya pada penjahit kebaya untuk memadukan warna korset satin yang untuk dalaman yang warnanya jreng. Berarti warnanya akan sedikit berbeda dengan warna padanan kebayanya. Dijamin, penampilan akan menjadi lebih moderen. Asyik kan?(hanyawanita.com/pir)

http://www.sinarharapan.co.id

http://kamissore.blogspot.com/2009/03/antara-gaun-malam-dan-kebaya-modern.html

Busana Kerja

3 Jan

27 February 2009

Rahasia Memilih Pakaian

Pernahkah Anda temui seorang wanita yang tiap harinya selalu terlihat gaya dengan busana pakaiannya? Seolah, apa yang dikenakannya pasti saja pas untuk dirinya. Dan diam-diam, ada rasa ‘ingin seperti dia’ dalam hati Anda. Mungkin Anda mempunyai koleksi busana import yang banyak tetapi selalu merasa tidak ada yang cocok.

Sekarang, cobalah lihat isi lemari pakaian Anda, dan perhatikan koleksi pakaian import yang Anda punya. Ada berapa potong busana model tersimpan di dalamnya? Lantas, sebenarnya, seberapa banyak busana wanita/pakaian wanita yang benar-benar terpakai oleh Anda? Tidak semua busana pakaian yang terpakai, bukan? Nah, di sinilah masalah sebenarnya yang membedakan Anda dengan dia.

Orang yang selalu tampil pas dengan busananya adalah orang yang paham betul bentuk tubuh dan kebutuhannya (bisa jadi busana model atau bentuk tubuhnya sesuai). Ia hanya membeli busana wanita atau pakaian wanita yang diperlukan dan pas dengan bentuk tubuhnya dan bukan membeli dengan cara grosir busana atau grosir pakaian di penjual busana. Sebaliknya pada mereka yang asal membeli busana import hanya karena ingin. Bisa dipastikan, hanya 20 persen dari 80 persen pakaian import tersebut yang benar-benar terpakai.

Agar busana yang terbeli tidak menumpuk percuma, cobalah terapkan saran dari konsultan pakaian, Diana Pamberton, berikut:
* Pahami warna apa yang cocok untuk Anda (model baju, desain baju, dsb)
* Perhatikan seperti apa bentuk tubuh Anda untuk mendefinisikan baju yang pas
* Bagaimana personalitas berpakaian Anda
* Bagaimanakah gaya hidup Anda

fashion amimoon

3 Jan

Fashion

For other uses, see Fashion (disambiguation).
 

In Following the Fashion (1794), James Gillray caricatured a figure flattered by the short-bodiced gowns then in fashion, contrasting it with an imitator whose figure is not flattered.

Fashion, a general term for a currently popular style or practice, especially in clothing, foot wear or accessories. Fashion references to anything that is the current trend in look and dress up of a person. The more technical term, costume, has become so linked in the public eye with the term “fashion” that the more general term “costume” has in popular use mostly been relegated to special senses like fancy dress or masquerade wear, while the term “fashion” means clothing generally, and the study of it. For a broad cross-cultural look at clothing and its place in society, refer to the entries for clothing, costume and fabrics. The remainder of this article deals with clothing fashions in the Western world.[1]

[edit] Clothing fashions

 

2008 runway show

For detailed historical articles by period, see History of Western fashion.

Early Western travelers, whether to Persia, Turkey or China frequently remark on the absence of changes in fashion there, and observers from these other cultures comment on the unseemly pace of Western fashion, which many felt suggested an instability and lack of order in Western culture. The Japanese Shogun‘s secretary boasted (not completely accurately) to a Spanish visitor in 1609 that Japanese clothing had not changed in over a thousand years.[2] However in Ming China, for example, there is considerable evidence for rapidly changing fashions in Chinese clothing.[3]

Changes in costume often took place at times of economic or social change (such as in ancient Rome and the medieval Caliphate), but then a long period without major changes followed. This occurred in Moorish Spain from the 8th century, when the famous musician Ziryab introduced sophisticated clothing styles based on seasonal and daily timings from his native Baghdad and his own inspiration to Córdoba, Spain.[4][5] Similar changes in fashion occurred in the Middle East from the 11th century, following the arrival of the Turks who introduced clothing styles from Central Asia and the Far East.[6]

The beginnings of the habit in Europe of continual and increasingly rapid change in clothing styles can be fairly reliably dated to the middle of the 14th century, to which historians including James Laver and Fernand Braudel date the start of Western fashion in clothing.[7][8] The most dramatic manifestation was a sudden drastic shortening and tightening of the male over-garment, from calf-length to barely covering the buttocks, sometimes accompanied with stuffing on the chest to look bigger. This created the distinctive Western male outline of a tailored top worn over leggings or trousers.

 

Marie Antoinette was a fashion icon

The pace of change accelerated considerably in the following century, and women and men’s fashion, especially in the dressing and adorning of the hair, became equally complex and changing. Art historians are therefore able to use fashion in dating images with increasing confidence and precision, often within five years in the case of 15th century images. Initially changes in fashion led to a fragmentation of what had previously been very similar styles of dressing across the upper classes of Europe, and the development of distinctive national styles. These remained very different until a counter-movement in the 17th to 18th centuries imposed similar styles once again, mostly originating from Ancien Régime France.[9] Though the rich usually led fashion, the increasing affluence of early modern Europe led to the bourgeoisie and even peasants following trends at a distance sometimes uncomfortably close for the elites – a factor Braudel regards as one of the main motors of changing fashion.[10]

 

Albrecht Dürer‘s drawing contrasts a well turned out bourgeoisie from Nuremberg (left) with her counterpart from Venice. The Venetian lady’s high chopines make her taller

Ten 16th century portraits of German or Italian gentlemen may show ten entirely different hats, and at this period national differences were at their most pronounced, as Albrecht Dürer recorded in his actual or composite contrast of Nuremberg and Venetian fashions at the close of the 15th century (illustration, right). The “Spanish style” of the end of the century began the move back to synchronicity among upper-class Europeans, and after a struggle in the mid 17th century, French styles decisively took over leadership, a process completed in the 18th century.[11]

Though colors and patterns of textiles changed from year to year,[12] the cut of a gentleman’s coat and the length of his waistcoat, or the pattern to which a lady’s dress was cut changed more slowly. Men’s fashions largely derived from military models, and changes in a European male silhouette are galvanized in theatres of European war, where gentleman officers had opportunities to make notes of foreign styles: an example is the “Steinkirk” cravat or necktie.

The pace of change picked up in the 1780s with the increased publication of French engravings that showed the latest Paris styles; though there had been distribution of dressed dolls from France as patterns since the 16th century, and Abraham Bosse had produced engravings of fashion from the 1620s. By 1800, all Western Europeans were dressing alike (or thought they were): local variation became first a sign of provincial culture, and then a badge of the conservative peasant.[13]

Although tailors and dressmakers were no doubt responsible for many innovations before, and the textile industry certainly led many trends, the history of fashion design is normally taken to date from 1858, when the English-born Charles Frederick Worth opened the first true haute couture house in Paris. Since then the professional designer has become a progressively more dominant figure, despite the origins of many fashions in street fashion. For women the flapper styles of the 1920s marked the most major alteration in styles for several centuries, with a drastic shortening of skirt lengths, and much looser-fitting clothes; with occasional revivals of long skirts forms of the shorter length have remained dominant ever since. The four major current fashion capitals are acknowledged to be Milan, New York City, Paris, and London. Fashion weeks are held in these cities, where designers exhibit their new clothing collections to audiences, and which are all headquarters to the greatest fashion companies and are renowned for their major influence on global fashion.

Modern Westerners have a wide choice available in the selection of their clothes. What a person chooses to wear can reflect that person’s personality or likes. When people who have cultural status start to wear new or different clothes a fashion trend may start. People who like or respect them may start to wear clothes of a similar style.

Fashions may vary considerably within a society according to age, social class, generation, occupation, and geography as well as over time. If, for example, an older person dresses according to the fashion of young people, he or she may look ridiculous in the eyes of both young and older people. The terms ‘fashionista’ or fashion victim refer to someone who slavishly follows the current fashions.

One can regard the system of sporting various fashions as a fashion language incorporating various fashion statements using a grammar of fashion. (Compare some of the work of Roland Barthes.)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fashion