The last one out

Dear fans, this is probably my last post on this blog, it is with regret that I have to move on to other challenges after some very interesting years writing about fashion.

I am coming close to finishing my masters and I am therefore in pursuit of challenges of some other kind.

My passion for fashion and for writing for that matter have not waned, I continue to share the same values as I may have discussed or as you may have noticed in my writing.

First things first: I want to thank all readers who visited this blog, anyone who felt intrigued by things posted there in and was compelled to leave a comment, and those 0who contributed to the articles whether it was proposing discussion topics or the actual writing. As for those whom we shared a business mind, a big up for your support. I just can’t thank you enough. For anyone else who I might have left out of the list, thank you. Best of luck to you all in your endeavors, may your passion guide you to your dreams.

A fashion passion has been dear to me, it was a challenge that I took to develop my writing and my passion about fashion. A challenge that I had no idea how it would shape up or what I would do with it. It has been a journey, a long one, an interesting one, a learning opportunity. It has been something like non I have done before. Looking back at the journey, I find no regret, there might be some in that I am leaving. But I believe life holds bigger challenges for me.

For the good of mankind, for the benefit of sharing, learning or any other that may seem appropriate, content on this blog may be republished on other similar sites. I will only request that you cite the reference – for instance written by Fasean or Adapted from A fashion passion, well, you get the idea.

Last, but not least, if you know anyone who might be interested in adopting this blog and running it as their own please ask them to drop me a line at fasean.line@yahoo.com.

I believe I have not forgotten anything but I did not have a count of things I needed to say so the reality might elude me.

If you are the last visitor on this blog, please don’t forget to turn off the lights;)

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Shapewear – a pretty collection

Let’s face it. While the right shapewear can give you the confidence to wear that skin-tight cocktail dress you otherwise would put in the “I’ll wear when I lose 10 lbs” part of the closet, it sure isn’t doing you any favors in the get-undressed-in-front-of-a-man department.

No matter how sexy you look on the outside, taking off your clothes to reveal your entire body squished into a less-than-sexy rubber tube (let alone the process of actually peeling said tube off) is one experience most women would rather not experience.  Which is precisely why Sassybax Founder Amanda Horan Kennedy has created a collection even the prettiest woman would envy.

Introducing “The Pretty Collection,” shapewear that looks just as good on the outside as it does on the inside!  Trust us – this is one undergarment he’ll be wanting to peel off.

“This collection is so pretty and sexy that it’s hard to believe it’s shapewear,” Kennedy says. “…women will actually want to show it off like lingerie!”

The Pretty Collection not only has Sassybax’s iconic slimming, shaping and confidence-boosting power, but also an unmatched seduction for those romantic moments.

The line retails from $50 – $118 in numerous department stores, boutiques and online retailers throughout the U.S., including Saks Fifth Avenue, HerRoom.com, BareNecessities.com, FreshPair.com and of course, Sassybax.com. The sultry collection consists of seven uniquely designed and, might we add, gorgeous styles – a slip, camisole, shaper bottom, high rise body shaper, thong body suit, control brief and control thong – that both shape and flaunt a women’s femininity beyond ordinary lingerie.

The Pretty Collection’s French-inspired design and superior fabrication is specifically designed to be worn by women…but this time, seen by men!

– Laura Kealey, RICHPR

The Fight Against Breast Cancer

Not only supporting women’s desires for beautiful lingerie, Affinitas Intimates is pleased to give back and support women battling breast cancer as well.  The lingerie brand and HerRoom.com have teamed up to donate 20% of proceeds from the sale of the “Samantha” Half-Padded Bra in Magenta (retail $28.00), sold online at http://www.herroom.com during the month of October, to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Affinitas is thrilled to join the fight and aid in this incredibly important cause, empowering women with something that gives every woman confidence – beautiful, sexy lingerie.

As a company devoted to creating comfortable, stylish, well-fitting lingerie for women of all shapes and sizes (bras go from 30A – 40G) giving back during Breast Cancer Awareness Month was a natural fit.  Affinitas hopes that through sale of their popular “Samantha” style, they will be able to make a difference in the lives of brave and heroic women everywhere conquering breast cancer.

“Breast cancer affects so many women. Thanks to devoted organizations like the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, more women are coming through the fight victorious.  We are so happy that we can do our part in contributing to the search for the cure.”
– Affinitas Intimates

While the donation will center on the Half-Padded Bra in Magenta, Affinitas’ Samantha style additionally offers a Padded Bra, Balconet Bra, Hipster, Thong, Bustier, Camisole and Chemise, ensuring there is a sweet something for everyone.  Delicate ruffles, lace and bow detailing keep the looks sweet, while sheer paneling and bodices keep them sexy.  Want to stay pretty in pink?  Try the style’s fairy-tale feminine Pink Champagne, sure to help you reign in your Prince Charming.  Prefer to heat things up? Samantha’s lacy little things in Hot Pink will have you channeling your inner vixen all day (and night) long.  Whether you prefer to be naughty or nice, Samantha has you (well, almost) covered.

Arrael Hanson; RICHPR

Style without fashion

Fashion, including what it stands for or is defined to be changes in a pace that even a writer cannot keep up with. But for all that it is and it gets to be, one would expect to see remnants of older styles or at least a progression of what used to be becoming what is and what is defining what is to be.

Not in all cases however. Like a river without a source, a direction or even a flow of some sort; how can that still be referred to as a river.

Fashion models waiting to walk

Picture the river, at the moment, dancing with pizzazz, swelling with currents and waves higher than you can imagine. Provocatively carrying everything in its wake, imposing, exposing, revealing, seducing, and yet when you look back the river possesses no signs of being what it is.

Almost like in a competition, it is about who squeezes their shapely or blowsy bodies into the most revealing, and strangling pieces, without even caring if the piece is an under or outerwear. In any case, they are now one and the same thing.

And ahead, the waves falter losing class, style and finally break up in all directions bringing an end to the meaning that they once gave to fashion and as a result refusing to define a path for further flow.

Flowing not with the current but like a flag; without a mind and thus a liking of its own changing direction with the wind. And when the wind is gone, it falls flat on its pole, like fashion does when style is gone.

Wishpot, for more than just fashion

Tired of spotting great finds online, then spending hours trying to find where you found them? Have one too many retailer-specific wish lists and countless bookmarks? Stop digging for that must-have pair of shoes you spotted on ugh-what-was-that-website?, and streamline online shopping with Wishpot!
The genius social shopping site offers a unique wish list service (free of charge) that lets users users add, save and share lists of things they like found from not just one but from any site on the world wide web, resulting in a centralized, simplified, one-stop-shop location for their fave finds.

Once added, users can save or share lists with family and friends, set price alerts to keep wishes within budget, even request monetary contributions to towards large-ticket items or vacations.
Use for any occasion in which you might want to drop a friendly hint, (your upcoming birthday, holidays, bridal or baby showers, housewarming parties, Mother’s/Father’s Day – after all, there’s nothing wrong with getting what you really want!), as an organizational tool to plan said occasion, to store gift ideas for others, or to simply store and compare your fave fashion and beauty finds, travel/vacation packages and more!

Arrael Hanson
RICHPR