I am often intrigued, frustrated, amused and astonished by the hair style that is known as the pony tail. There are a number of styles of pony tail- some subtle in their difference between the others on the list, some quite obviously out there! Before we have a zip through the main styles, I should give you a potted history of the p-tail, but as a prelude, my personal gripe about pony tails: Pony tails on men! I have yet to see a descent pony tail on a man, young or old. I am afraid that it may be my age, but they should be the exclusive right of the fairer sex. I have nothing against blokes with long hair-[…]

With spring well and truly sprung for this year, the runways of New York, Milan, Paris, London and Tokyo are gearing up for next year’s spring fashions. One of the trends that seems to be around is a 1940’s to 50’s retro look. Now the late 1940’s-1950’s may get you think about blousy post-war, austere, dull and poorly-made clothes with little choice of colours or styles. Well that was then, and 60 years on the styles of yesteryear have been revisited, revamped and revitalised by the fashion houses. Think the women in the films of Éric Rohmer and François Truffaut. Try a Hermès scarf as a do-rag or alternatively tie it to you purse or handbag. Wear a skirt with[…]

Unless you rub shoulders with those in the fashion industry, the chances are that you won’t have come across the wordSprezzatura ( pronounced sprettsatoora). Let me explain its origins and why as a man, you should be conscious of the word when choosing your wardrobe. Sprezzatura is an Italian word originating from Baldassare Castiglione’s “The Book of the Courtier”, where it is defined by the author as “a certain nonchalance, so as to conceal all art and make whatever one does or says appear to be without effort and almost without any thought about it”. It is the ability of a courtier to display “an easy facility in accomplishing difficult actions which hides the conscious effort that went into them”.Sprezzatura[…]

With Glastonbury 2014 safely tucked away (and a roaring success) we are coming to the dog-end of the outdoor festivals in the UK and Europe. But the dilemma was there this year as in previous years (and will be there in 2015)… What do you wear to festivals? On the one hand, you want to look fashion-good if snapped and posted; celebrities in the Newspapers and Magazines, and the rest of us on Facebook pages of our friends. There certainly seemed to be a trend at Glasto this year with… wait for it… lycra catsuits! Sienna Miller, Rita Ora, Mary Charteris and Jaime Winstone were all spotted at Glasto rocking and grooving with printed Ekat catsuits. These eye-catching clothes are[…]

Fashion trends might come and go but if there has been one that is reliable then it is that of women’s relationship with denim. The boyfriend trend is one that is in full swing at the moment and it is also set to keep us warm and cosy as autumn creeps up onto us. Boyfriend denim is the perfect form of relaxed yet stylish denim that offers a versatility that other jeans might struggle to match. But as fun and refreshing as boyfriend jeans are, you might begin to struggle incorporating them into outfits without feeling like you’ve lost your pants and had to borrow someone else’s. In order to keep you loving the boyfriend denim trend and keeping this[…]

You often feel extremely fatigued and lost in your journey of harsh and hectic life and you need some space and measures to address the issue accordingly. It is probably the wisest option for you to go for an ayurvedic massage therapy, if you want a comprehensive revival of your enervated body and mind. Ayurvedic massage centre in Pondicherry offers you world class massage therapy that can truly revive you from enfeebled state and infuse you with new energy of life. Multiple massage therapies are there for you to select your required one Massage centre in Pondicherry offers you a good number of varieties of massages that provides you the option to select one from them, which is actually required[…]