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Technically speaking, the first-ever fashion item to be created would be clothes, their age ranges back to Adam and Eve, but something which was created for needs and became a want would definitely be heeled shoes. The history of heels is as old as the 10th Century, in fact, this platformed item of footwear actually gained popularity in the Persian Army. However, what is more, surprising than the discovery of heels, is the fact that they weren’t even originally designed for women.

Persian soldiers were the first ones to discover that heels gave them the stability required to shoot their arrows, by helping their feet to stay in their stirrups. If we come to think of how the modern cowboy boot found an origin. Interestingly, it is derived from the 10th Century tradition, where soldiers wore heeled riding boots, in the time of the Samanid Empire (874-1005).

By the 17th Century, 1-inch heels became the norm of Persian riders, and as, owning horses signified wealth, heeled shoes connected themselves to this field of luxury, and owning a pair showed money and power (Bass-Krueger, n.d.).

From Culture to Fashion

The reason heels became a part of the west fashion, was “Persia-Mania”. At the turn of the 17th century, when the Shah of Persia, sent a delegation of soldiers to build relations with leaders in Spain, Russia, and Germany; these European aristocrats saw heels as a symbol of military excellence and virility, and got inspired to adopt this fashion in their culture too.

As it could be seen, male fashion at that time concerned with emphasizing men’s calves and thighs, through wearing leggings, loose britches, and heeled shoes. Even men in pictures, posed in a way to show off their legs and shoes.

Louis XIV was the most famous wearer of heels. Not only did he pass an edict in 1670, stating that only nobility could wear heels, but also, under his rule, the power of the wearer was signified by the hight and redness of the heel (Bass-Krueger, n.d.).

Change of Feet with Change in Time

As shoes became increasingly gendered in the 18th Century, men stopped wearing heels as a reaction against their perceived feminization. This feminization was caused by women’s shoes becoming narrower and more ornamental, with high heels; and as a result, men’s shoes became sturdier, broader, and less delicate (Bass-Krueger, n.d.).

What we see today

In 16 th Century Europe, women wore platform shoes, which sometimes heightened to 60 centimeters. However, the first recorded instance of a woman wearing high heels was of Catherine de Medici, who wore it to look taller on her wedding day.

The right to wear heels extended to the general population only after the end of World War 2. This is also when stiletto heels were created. Perhaps, in the words of shoe historian Cameron Kippen, “The secret of the stiletto heel was a small piece of metal which joined the inside of the shoes sufficiently that the heel and foot of the shoe could operate separately. It could actually bend and twist…. Once a shoe designer managed to work that out, then heels became more like what we see today” (Wynne, 2017).

References:
Bass-Krueger, M. (n.d.). The High-Life: A History of Men in Heels. Retrieved from Google Arts and Culture: https://artsandculture.google.com/
Wynne, E. (2017, November 13). History of the high heel: It wasn’t always a woman’s shoe.
Retrieved from ABC News: https://www.abc.net.au/

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Written by  Vardhini MohanUpdated: September 13, 2020 08:29:02 pm

Who doesn’t want glowing and clear skin? Let’s see some simple yet effective skincare tips for healthier skin!

Washing your face

WASH YOUR FACE! No one can emphasize more on the fact that washing your face is one of the most important factors in helping you maintain your skin.

Washing your face removes all the dust and bacteria from your face and prevents most of the occurring skin problems like acne, rashes, etc. So, make sure you wash your face at least twice a day.

Being Hydrated

Drinking lots of water is extremely important for your skin and your body overall. It helps the skin to be hydrated and helps get rid of toxins.

Exfoliation is an important step which most of us don’t do on a regular basis. But make sure you exfoliate at least twice a week to get rid of toxins, dead skin cells, etc. One of the basic exfoliation mask that you can do at home right now is by mixing brown sugar with olive oil or grapeseed oil and apply it on your face in circular motions.

Lessen skin care experiments

Minimize your makeup products and any sort of experimentation. I understand some of you cannot stop it completely. So, just make sure you try new products on in small quantities to avoid any sort of allergies just in case. Also, remember to ALWAYS remove your makeup before you go to bed using wet wipes that not only removes all the makeup products but also hydrates your skin.

Choosing your skin care product

It is definitely required for you to maintain a good and mild (based on your skin type) face wash. Do not use anything other than that to cleanse your face. Make a habit of using a cleanser if necessary. There are many cleansers available in the market that work wonders. A cleanser is very similar to your face wash and both do the same job of getting rid of dirt and dead skin cells.

Natural face pack remedies

Another important weekly routine to include in your skincare routine is face packs. Do not assume parlor face packs! I am just referring to the healthy, herbal, and natural packs that you can make at home. One of my favorites is made with honey, turmeric, yogurt, and gram flour. It helps remove suntan, dead skin cells, etc for dry skin.

There are so many based on your skin type and skin problems like Lemon and honey face pack for oily skin, turmeric, and gram flour for sensitive/normal skin, Honey and milk mask for blackheads, Aloe vera, and turmeric or green tea face pack for acne, etc.

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“Let’s go for shopping”, I think this one sentence can drive some people crazy. You can make your wife or girlfriend, children even your friends ecstatic just by offering them this idea. Everyone loves to shop, their choice of the shopping stuff can be different but the excitement can be common just with a difference in levels of excitement. But we sometimes resist ourselves from shopping just after realizing the prodigious amount of bills. So in this blog, you are going to find how you can save money while shopping for your favorite clothes and utensils.

So here are some super tips which can actually help you in saving money

Tips to save while shopping for clothes.

If you are brand obsessed but it costs you so much that you can’t buy many things at the same time then the best time to shop is to wait for the end of the season sales. You can buy those things really at a cheaper cost because the discount offers are really good at these times.

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You can also try local markets, it’s a myth that the material and quality of clothes in local markets are cheap but that’s not true at all. You can also find clothes for your desire there.

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You can save money on clothes also by getting your clothes stitched by local tailors. These will cost you really nothing as compared to simple tops, shirts, and kurtas at outlets. You just have to select the fabric of your choice and design for your attire.

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Tips to save money on Accessories.

The best way to save money on accessories is to avoid buying them in pieces, try to buy utensils in bulk or sets. You can also try buying them from a person who makes utensils himself. You can get an extra benefit here like you can customize them accordingly and it is usually cheaper than that we buy from retailers.

Talking about the best time to buy accessories in India is to buy them at Diwali time. The shops’ offers are really good at that time. They launch different kinds of schemes and discounts.

In order to save money, you can directly buy accessories online from the manufacturers. Here, in this case, you don’t need to pay extra money that you pay to the retailers, and also the traveling and handling cost can be saved.

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Slim women

All are beautiful in their own way. One should have self-satisfaction with their own appearance. But, when it comes to clothing, the way you wear a garment is more important than the one you wear. Very often, something that suits one particular person may not be for others. Whether specific clothing suits a woman or not will depend on various factors such as her age, complexion, and body shape. Dressing up is more crucial for skinny girls, as not everything looks good on them.

Things like horizontal stripes look good on slim women. Pants and skirts are a preferred option for such women. In fact, those women also look beautiful in salwar kameez, churidars, and saris.

While wearing jeans, slim women advise staying away from classic cuts and opting for slim ones. Cropped clothing, like cropped shirts and pants, also looks good on slim women. You can also opt for jackets, thick sweaters, sweatshirts, and other heavy clothing. The article talks about the different dresses that are suitable for a slim girl and goes on to explain some dress tips that apply to them.

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Put on shirts and wear shiny shoes to change the focus

While dressing formally, try looking for shirts that you can fit into your pants or jeans. Having the top wear inside the bottom will make the hip appear brighter and change the focus of the slim upper body. Wearing precious colored shoes also does the same and is therefore recommended for slim women and girls.

Don’t show your skinny legs

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While most girls look sexy when they flaunt their legs, understand that since their legs are slim, it won’t look good if they do the same. However, you can still look beautiful by wearing long dresses and long skirts. This type of clothing fits snugly at the waist and then flows down loosely, flaunting your figure at its best.

Go for bulky sleeves

Slim women and girls look slim in sleeveless dresses. Therefore, try to opt for long-sleeved dresses. Volume sleeves will allow you to balance your silhouette and therefore create a fuller look. In addition, dresses with larger prints or embroidered on the sleeves help change the viewer’s focus on skinny hands.

Opt for tight-fitting flared pants

Make sure you don’t make the mistake of going for loose pants at the waist and thighs. Doing so will make you appear slimmer than you are. Instead, go for tight-fitting pants with flared pants. These will not only give you a better shape but also make the right work clothes.

Go for padded blouses

The idea of ​​wearing padded blouses is applicable when you wear sari or lehenga. If it is the winter season, try to choose the very padded ones. They will give you the necessary volume in the right places and make it difficult for people to take their eyes off you. However, in the summers, try to stick to the lightly padded ones as they don’t make you sweat.

Ruffled saree

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Ruffled saris are now the most popular, and many of the celebrities were also spotted in ruffled saris. These saris are so beautiful, and after wearing them they also give you a classy look with a western touch. No need to worry as the appearance here will change due to the sari. You can check how our Bollywood divas wore such a beautiful sari, and from that, you can also get an idea of ​​the makeup and what kind of accessories we should wear.

Try and follow the above tips. If these points worked for you, let us know in the comment section

Fashion Industry

The fashion industry is always on motor wheels trying to look for new trending ways to create a demand. They carry loads of patterns, color schemes, clothing material, accessory, photography which goes on till moon and stars. The pandemic which the world is facing right now has also changed the shape of fashion industry from glam to comfy look, Let’s explore :

Shift from Corporate suits to Track Suits

The digitalization and work from home have changed the style statement of corporate people from formal suit to informal suit for both men and women which let their body to breathe in fresh air accompanied with vibrant colors, which were restricted to black, browns or greys. Dressing down is the new way to keep yourself motivated towards work.

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From High heels to Flat heels footwear

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The social distancing has led to the departure of high heels and arrival of flat feel,i.e. Slippers or crocs, which is a great idea to beat the heat while staying at homes. This creates a new challenge for the designers to invent soft, wider footwear for the upcoming years.

From Restricted to free-flowy

The remoteness has led people to say goodbye to the tight collar and body-hugging clothing and has welcomed soft and comfy and free – flowy clothing whether it is of any length they are always preferred and could be worn at any time, which is right choice to accompany their hectic schedule and busy life.

From Long to Short hair looks

To feel safe and fuss-free the short hair look would be seen common among the people whether it may be men or women which also let them free from taking appointments from hairstylists and help them to concentrate on there work.

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Summers can be brutal. Especially for your skin. When the temperature rises, heat and humidity can make your already active sebaceous glands hyperactive. Eventually, you end up with itchy rashes, excessive sebum around the T-zone, premature signs of aging and, sunburns. So as a line of defense, you need a proper skincare routine. In this article, we will show you how to care for your skin and keep it shiny during the summer. Keep reading.

Your lips may still crack in the summer

Like the rest of your body, your lips may be more prone to dehydration in dry climates and after prolonged exposure to the sun. While religious lip balm applications may help the cause, humidifiers can address the problem head-on and promote a smooth, smooth, and hydrated pout.

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Air conditioning also causes dehydration

While air conditioners may be a must in the summer, they can also cause humidity levels in the air to drop, as does artificial warming, and then disrupt the moisture barrier and leave skin dry. This is why some skincare fans are known to keep a small humidifier in the bedroom, and some even have laptops on their desks. The fact that many of us will be spending more time indoors this summer at a social distance is all the more reason to take out that humidifier.

Hot and dry climates

Some parts of the world experience low humidity air throughout the year. If you live in a dry and arid climate, you may experience dry, itchy, flaky, cracked or peeling skin, and a humidifier can help. “Humidifiers add moisture to the environment [and can help] your skin retain hydration much better than it would,” says Dr. Bhanusali.

Also remember that when your skin becomes dehydrated, you may experience an increase in oil production, so a humidifier is beneficial for dry skin types.

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Skin care summer

Models are like you too

Layers and Moisture Layers – they wash, put on oil, put on cream, wait, and then they put on another cream. Once a week, They exfoliate themself twice a week. They also don’t drink alcohol and don’t smoke. they really take care of their skin.

Cleanser or Facewash

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A cleanser is more moisturizing and hydrating than a typical face wash. Face wash can be used as a substitute for soap. Cleansers have been found to be milder than soaps and soaps. Facial rinses are perfect for people with oily skin, as they give you a more matte look.

Flipkart is an Indian e-commerce organization based in Bangalore, Karnataka, India. This company was established by Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal in 2007. The company focused on selling books, before expanding into other product categories such as consumer electronics, fashion, household and grocery items, and lifestyle products.

The service primarily competes with Amazon’s Indian subsidiary and national rival Snapdeal. As of March 2017, Flipkart had a market share of 39.5% of the Indian e-commerce industry. Flipkart is difficult dominant in clothing sales (a position that was reinforced by the acquisition of Myntra) and is described as “side by side” with Amazon in the sale of mobile electronic and mobile products. Flipkart additionally owns PhonePe, a mobile payment set based upon the Unified Payment Interface (UPI).

Walmart and Flipkart

With reference to the declaration from Walmart’s dealings, eBay stated that it would trade its Flipkart stick to the company concerning around $ 1.1 billion also relaunch its own actions in India. The company stated that “There is the tremendous growth potential for e-commerce in India and a significant opportunity for multiple players to succeed in India’s diverse national market.” Softbank Group also sold its full 20% stake to Walmart, without disclosing the terms of the sale.

Acquisition

The acquisition was completed on August 18, 2018. Walmart also provided $ 2 million in equity to the company. On November 13, 2018, Flipkart CEO Binny Bansal resigned, after facing an accusation of “serious personal misconduct”. Walmart said that “although this inquiry found no proof to prove the assertions against Binny, it made expose other flaws in the trial, unusually the need of clarity, compared to how Binny responded to the circumstances.”

The breakdown

On March 25, 2020, Flipkart accompanying Amazon announced that they wish to suspend all aids in India. The suspension was recognized as a result of confusion over the details of the country’s strict 21-day blockade amid the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Big Saving Days

Flipkart is organizing the sale of Big Saving Days on the platform. The sale will be active June 23-27, during which consumers will be able to get smartphones, accessories, and other electronic items at a discounted price.

In addition, during the sale of Big Saving Days, users can also take advantage of additional bank discounts. HDFC Bank customers will be eligible for an instant 10 percent discount on the use of HDFC Bank cards or EMI transactions. We are listing the best smartphone deals you can get at Flipkart sale.

Below are the most great offers to grab

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Get up to 70% off on Headphone and Speakers

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 Buy Men Casual Shirts starting from Rs.415

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 Buy Trimmers and Hair Clippers starting from Rs.399