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Tim Gunn on Fashion, Florals and the Royal Wedding

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Tim Gunn, America’s favorite fashion mentor, is best known for his work on Project Runway alongside Heidi Klum. Through his subtle wit and attention to detail, Gunn redefined the understanding and appreciation of modern fashion as we know it. On meeting him a few weeks back when he was getting ready for the Command x Gilt Pop Up Shop in New York City, I was gratified to realize that in-person, Gunn is gracious, wickedly sharp and incredibly kind. In other words, Tim Gunn personifies his catchphrase and seems to always “Make it work.”

In addition to his keen knowledge of fashion, Gunn has an almost encyclopedic knowledge of design history. He spouted architecture tidbits and design history and proudly referenced his past at Parsons School of Design where he served as associate dean before becoming Fashion Design Department chair. I’m certain I blushed fiercely when I mentioned teaching a class I developed in partnership with French luxury goods conglomerate LVMH. Gunn asked me the name of the course, and when I told him, A Short History of Beauty Culture from Cleopatra to the Kardashians, he drolly responded “Well, at least I like the first part, let’s just skip the ending.”

Gunn shared some of his thoughts on how to update your personal look and your home without breaking the bank.

Flowers everywhere: Floral patterns tend to pop up frequently during the spring, with this year being a flowery fashion bonanza. In case you’re wondering, florals go in and out of fashion for clothes, but they can be really tricky when used in home decor. “I think with interiors it’s different,” Gunn said, “because you’re living it and not just wearing it.” He referenced hyper-feminine and florally infused designer Betsey Johnson saying, “I don’t know how Betsey Johnson lives, but I would imagine it’s like her clothes. That’s got to be hard.” If you’re a die-hard floral fan, Gunn suggests using it in limited quantities and spread throughout your home instead of in high concentration in certain spots. Bedrooms and sofas could work, dining rooms—not so much.

With all this talk of florals and royal wedding mania, I was sure that the chintz and cabbage roses traditionally favored by the royal family would set off a craze on our own shores. Not so, according to Gunn. And though he covered the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton for ABC News back in 2011, he’s not really planning on binging the upcoming nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. It’s a style thing he said, and he isn’t really expecting much of a “celebration of fashion there.”

Your home vs. your personal style: Gunn said even in the fashion industry, one can grow tired of looking at eye-catching items all day. “You’re surrounded by beauty all day and sometimes you just want to shut it off,” he said. For that reason, his own home is decorated in muted shades and neutrals. “I feel like our homes truly are like a nest, the one place where you have to feel comfortable. I have a very neutral palette to my apartment inspired by the colors of limestone. Color is having a moment, but if that’s not your thing you can achieve the same effect with artwork. And keep moving everything around your home- the furniture, the artwork, the rug that doesn’t serve you, the upholstery you never liked. Just because something has been in your family for generations doesn’t mean it will work for you. I use artwork to really bring in more palpable color.”

Get Moving: Gunn grew animated when talking about his partnership with Command, the brand better known for their sticky strips and hooks. As he explained it, you can update your home all the time by switching things around regularly. “I think color can revive you and your home,” Gunn said. “In my home it’s all the colors of my book collection. I think people don’t realize how you can change the look of things by repositioning them. I move things around as opposed to trading things out, so it always feels new.”  The new invisible or decorative items in the line allow you to hang your art temporarily and keep moving it around. Gunn also artfully arranged small gold hooks that can be used as decorative in and of themselves, or more glam when hanging favorite pieces of jewelry. “I like that you can move something 3 inches to the right, or change an arrangement in a room and change everything,” he said. “But don’t just change one part of a room, because moving pictures or furniture changes the proportions of the room and the visual relationships between what’s on the wall and what’s around it.”

Decorating battles: Meanwhile, what do you do if you live with someone who has terrible taste? Do you have to let them add their zebra printed metallic table to your living room? “You pick your battles,” Gunn said. “I’m not sure there’s one right way to solve it,” he said gesturing to an extremely shiny rhinestone and metallic pillow. “Maybe you add a pillow. No, not even a pillow. Maybe you add a border–a very thin border– and leave it at that.”

P.S. I tried some of Tim’s tricks for quick spring home updates. After struggling to arrange some hooks in a vee shaped design I kind of gave up, but my walls overall look so much better!

Original Article by: Parade

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10 Leading Running Shoe Brands for Athletes

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Everyone likes a bit of cool and fresh air. Is there any way to enjoy fresh air? There is no best way to explore the great outdoor activities than a jog. This is a typical form of workout helpful to maintain health and fitness. However, couponify.sg knows the ways to maximize the performance with Pedro discount code. Now, you can order best jogging, walking and other types of shoes. Pick correct trainers for multipurpose activities. A list of best running shoes is easy to find. However, buyers must focus on reviews and other feedbacks on these trending shoes. Here is what our experts recommend in this field.

Nike:

This is the first brand that comes to mind when it is about sports reputation. The brand offers numerous series including the famous “Free Run.” These series are favorable to support the ankle and arches.

Adidas:

This is a perfect brand for people who live outside. Supportive footwear are the creative pieces by this logo. Its beautiful designs and creative features offer real comfort and support to the users. The shoes by Adidas are ideal for fashion as well as outdoor activities.

New Balance:

It is famous for the excellence and artistic work. Trainers by New Balance have excellent support and protection for the feet. Thanks to modern technologies incorporated in these shoes. These are supreme collections for more comfort and cutting-edge designs.

Asics:

Pedro discount code is attractive for Asics lovers. This brand is for people who are ready to upgrade the skills. Wear the Asics shoes for new adventure and challenging task. It will let you cover the task without foot pain. The brand is mostly recommended by orthopedics to avoid the foot injuries.

Reebok:

It is an attractive brand for men and women. It is offering stylish and supportive collections since 1958. Don’t forget to see the “Nano” series if you are interested to enjoy lightweight cushioning, and woven textile upper.

Hoke One One:

It is an athletic brand helping people accelerating their running performance. This footwear provides quality cushioning with superb resistance. There are several trending Hoka styles to choose from.

Puma:

Puma has a big name in the sports world. The shoes by this German brand maximize the performance while supporting the runners. The shoes are favorable for marathons and short-distanced races.

Altra Power:

This is a quality running shoes recommended by several experts. The brand was launched in 2009 with a technology favorable for active people. It balances the weight while maximizing the stability. Is there anything else you need? Get the discounts with Pedro discount code on this quality running shoe.

Newton Running:

This makes you perfect. The manufacturer understands foot structure and knows how to maintain the natural pose. This increases the performance without creating injury risks. This brand also improves the foot health and motion balance.

Brooks:

Get this brand if you love superior protection. It is famous for its 3D Hex Lugs technology. It offers soft cushioning with adaptive support. Enjoy the maximum stability and support while you run.

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Get The Spectacular Sterling Silver Jewellery – For Stunning Look!

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Get The Spectacular Sterling Silver Jewellery – For Stunning Look!

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When you buy your silver jewelry from We Silver Jewels, you are getting a factory direct pricing with more discounts available for bulk purchase. When looking for wholesale jewelry supplies, the only thing you have to do is search by product or by the supplier. Now, you can find a supplier that you like, then check out their catalog and contact them for more information. Most importantly, wholesale jewelry is designed with the best quality materials to make your own jewelry, even run jewelry making classes. We Silver Jewels is the perfect place for you. Always offer excellent quality and a great range to make your jewelry collections unique.

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