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How Brows Became the Beauty Obsession of the Decade

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I’ve noticed a lot of news and tutorials about how to groom your eyebrows. It’s interesting how so many women are growing extremely conscious of their eyebrows. Thank you Cara Delevingne. I’ve even read an article that women can spend an average of £200million a year in eyebrow grooming alone! Can you imagine that?
Now we have eyebrow transplants to add some hair to the scanty eyebrows. There’s also something called mircoblading which is a process that resembles tattooing hair; like strokes that resemble hair on your eyebrow. That’s only part of it! How about the pencils, colours, gels, brushes and treatments specially made for eyebrows? There are even many makeup artists who specialize in eyebrows only!
But what is with this craze for perfect” eyebrows? Why are women willing to spend so much to get their eyebrows right?

 

A Fashion Statement

I think it is because there are the new fashion statement. A show me your brows, and I tell you who you are sort of thread.

Brows Define the Face
Our eyebrows define our face, and can enhance our beauty when done properly. Eyebrows play a prominent role when it comes to enhancing your beauty. A flawless looking face will always be put off-balance if the eyebrows are not done well.
Brows Are A Reflection of the Current Fashion Trends
Eyebrows have evolved over time.  Each era has a unique set of eyebrows to match. For example, in the 20’s pencil thin eyebrows were considered popular. Currently, bolder eyebrows seem to be the hottest trend.
It is just like the same way everyone wants to make sure they stay up-to-date with the latest fashion trends when it comes to clothing items. Since eyebrows play a prominent role in our appearance, it’s only “logical” to stay in tuned with the current trends. And since no one wants to be left out, the obsession with eyebrows will continue as long as the thread continues.
Brows are a sign of femininity
One of the facial features that usually set us apart from men is the fine arch of our eyebrows. Maintaining your eyebrows is a way to accentuate your feminine side. Having bushy eyebrows (something usually associated with men) may make you feel/look less feminine.
It actually has an impact on the way people see you. Sometimes it defines your type of person. Some women have been criticized for the way they maintain their eyebrows, especially those with full eyebrows and those with very thin eyebrows.
Brows are a means of expression
You know how you instinctively raise your eyebrows when you’re surprised? Or how they come closer together in the centre when you’re angry?
Eyebrows can powerfully convey your emotions. For this reason, when we want to decode one’s facial expressions, we have the tendency to pay attention to their eyes/eyebrows.

I think the brow obsession will continue for at least another decade. I won’t say I am obsessed with my eyebrows, I would say I am very much in love with them and I like to see them well-groomed. What do you think? Are you obsessed with your eyebrows?

Sound off in the comment section please.

Thanks for reading.

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4 Fashion Faux Pas to Avoid

I see many ‘fashionistas’ walking around in outfits they have no business wearing and I find it quite funny sometimes. It makes me wonder if they took a good look at themselves in a mirror before leaving the house. Some fashion mistakes truly make me cringe and I usually have to stop myself from letting the shock of the outfit show on my face. It can be quite hard on some days.

Here are the top 4 Fashion Faux Pas to avoid:

 

Animal Print Overload

Wearing Animal Print pieces from head to toe is a common fashion faux pas, and I wonder why. It is one fashion mistake you should avoid making except you are Cookie.

I love wearing Animal Prints. I think they are edgy and stylish, and I find them so easy to style. The best way to style animal print pieces is to wear 1/2 animal print pieces and pacify them with plain pieces like I have done below.

Leopard Print Outfit Picture

Nothing Clothing Company Poncho

 

Visible Bra Steps

Visible bra steps are a no-no for me except they are deliberately visible. I see so many women walking around with visible straps, and some wear pieces that cling so bad, I cam actually see the outline of the bra. Some do not wear bras altogether, and they walk around with visible nipples. This is a fashion no-no. It looks horribly wrong, it makes me wonder why? A great outfit can be ruined by visible underwear.

I am not a fan of this trend, but there are many ways to stylishly show off your bras, if that is your intention.

There should be no reason to show off your nipples.

Go for bras in different designs, so you have the right bras for various outfits.

 

Too-Tight Clothing

Clothes that look too tight a Fashion Faux Pas. Get measured and go for the clothes that fit correctly. Tight clothes look so wrong.

 

Creased-up Mess

Clothes do not look good wrinkled so make use of a good steam iron. If you are like me and you hate ironing or you are not good at it, go for pieces made from fabrics that do not crease as much.

 

What do you think of these 4 Fashion Faux Pas? Are you guilty of any one?

Why is Fashion So Obsessed with the Old Trends

Chichi London Dress Picture

 

I always keep an eye out for new trends in fashion. Compared to the styles that were available since the time I’ve been running Fashion & Style Police, what is termed “fashionable” has evolved so much. Despite the remarkable changes in fashion, I couldn’t help but notice how old trends and styles kept coming back.
History does have a way of repeating itself and fashion was not left out in this. But why? Aren’t we in the modern age? Why do old trends have to creep into the fashion scene and on the runaways again and again? Don’t get me wrong! I do love the baby doll dress from the 60s which inspired the empire waists and the denim jackets, crop tops and animal prints from the 80s. Even the most loved skinny jeans are an evidence of the presence of old trends in today’s fashion. What I want to know is why fashion keeps “borrowing” from the past and doesn’t seem to move forward.
So with some research, observation and plenty of deep thinking, I’ve been able to get some answers. I must warn you that what you will read will make you love, appreciate and respect fashion a little more. Here are some reasons why fashion is so obsessed with old trends:
Reason #1: Fashion designers look to the past as source of inspiration.
How does a majority of the fashion styles come to life if not for the fashion designers? This was a big revelation to me. Fashion designers draw inspiration from various sources: life, nature or events. But if you want to create something new, you need to go back in time to see what others have done and find ways you can “borrow” or improve on their designs. Pretty smart, don’t you think?
Reason #2: Some old trends can easily fit the present times and still look good.
The beauty about fashion is that there are endless possibilities to how you can combine outfits together to give you a new look. Have you put on a denim jacket and love the look on you? No matter how old their origins, some of those pieces are timeless. They look so good that you feel that it’s part of present time.
I love mixing and matching various pieces and I have discovered several ways old pieces work. There’s this versatility behind each piece. They work for pretty much anyone and any era.
Reason #3: To show appreciation for the originality of the past.
What better way to show tribute to the time than by wearing the clothes that reflect that period?
The fashion trends of the past find their way to the future when people see themselves identify with the culture, attitude or class of the past. For example, wearing leather jackets to represent the cool but tough biker look or the black dress adorned with long white pearl beads to allude to the classiness of the 1960s. The old trends were like a voice to give expression to the attitude, culture and class we still feel today. Impressive, isn’t it?

 

What are your thoughts on this? Do you agree with fashion being obsessed with old trends? Sound off in the comment section below.