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;)

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

Summer must haves

After a cold and long winter, the summer is always a big welcome for all; the energy that the sun engenders in people and plants is impeccable. The blooming season brings parks to life in a vibrant manner; it makes me want to pick flowers, or just lie down and think of nothing except that my mind like nothing else always seems occupied.

Humans, they work out, they strip down, it is an international given moment to get down to bares without raising hell. Of course, that brings another sort of thing and then there are those allergic to pollen, sneezing and rubbing their eyes so as not to miss out.

Summer underwear

Affinitas, an online boutique offering lingerie solutions, wants to be part of the summer story. Whether you are packing for a holiday trip or for a bask under the sun, it is recommendable to give a thought to the underwear.

The summer may be hot, or you on the other hand may be hot. Either way, the attire for the season might be suitable when defined by a seamless, strapless, convertible or travel friendly thongs and bras. If you prefer, you may make the best out of the season with no strings attached.

You may visit Her Room or Lauren Silva for more collections of summer must haves.

The most beautiful legs in the world

Now Sculptz fans can find their favorite products at Silkies.com – home to the most beautiful legs in the world!

Just like peanut butter and jelly, Brad and Angelina, and chocolate…well with anything!  Some things are just better together.  We’re very excited that Sculptz and Silkies are the next dynamic duo!  As of June 1st Sculptz fans will be able to find their favorite shapewear and legwear products on Silkies – a match made in hosiery heaven!

On-trend as always, Sculptz designers developed a delicate, nature inspired floral print for Spring.  Light and airy you can pair these with a khaki skirt and button down oxford or your “LBD” for a pretty and stylish new look. And, true to its name, Sculptz legwear styles have the shaper top that holds the tummy, smooths your hips and lifts the rear – sculpting your body just where you need it.  A deal at $18.00 – she gets fashion and function!

The best legs in the world

Sheers made a strong comeback this year, get the sexy look with these Lace Top Thigh-High’s from Silkies.  At $16.49 for three pairs, you can afford these and the Chanel bag you’ve been stalking on Bluefly! Sexy and Chic, another classic combo!

Sculptz and Silkies have tons of beautiful styles that will make your closet and hosiery drawer the next best combination!

Underwear turned into outerwear

An unavoidable circumstances led to the end of one year and the beginning of another. And with an inbuilt nature of striving to be the best of ourselves, most of us made new year resolutions.

Among the wildest, or most ambitious resolutions that were made were humble efforts, wishes, and dreams to more fashionable.

Made by Niki boutique saw the opportunity and took matters into its hands; “turn innerwear into outerwear”. That would obviously get you eyeballed, maybe ogled, perhaps even break some necks and most definitely give you a head start into your year long resolution.

With an ever glamorous and gorgeous collection of dinky clean-edge thongs, boy shorts, bras, high-waist nippers, tank tops and a lot more, the boutique says that you will be nipped in and perfectly poised from boardroom to tavern and there between.

“Slinkies is our most exciting development ever. They make you feel amazing – pert, bouncy and full of fun – they put a spring in your step and make you stand taller. Strutting into a room with the pencil dress on – you know your body looks its absolute hottest, and you’re going to turn heads. There are so many ways to style the garments, you’ll never run out of ideas, and they are so simple and portable – easy to take wherever you go!”

And fortunately enough, there are only two ways to find out exactly how that feat will be achieved. Either ask them or get the garment and do the experiment yourself. For those who are daring, practical and as experimental as scientists, the second option would be the way to go.

Good luck with your quests of all nature. Please drop us some 411 when you find out that which might be of benefit to us. For now, everything remains a luta continua as the faithful and unstoppable clock ticks on.