10 UNKNOWN FACTS ABOUT MADHUBANI PAINTINGS OF BIHAR

India is the land of creativity with art and culture found in every part of the country. Adding a little more sparkle to it is the Madhubani paintings or Mithila paintings.

These eye-catching paintings are done with the help of fingers, twigs, brushes, nib-pens, and match sticks. They are mainly practiced in the Mithila region of India and Nepal. They use natural dyes and pigments for the colours and give life to the fascinating geometric patterns. The designs of the paintings are based on some particular rituals or occasions such as Holi, birth or marriage, Kali puja, Upanayana, Durga puja and many more. They highlight the festive colours of India.

While you may heard about Madhubani, it’s a whole way of life altogether! So here we are here with ten unknown and interesting facts about the Madhubani paintings.

  1. Ramayana Period: – As you know the theme of the Madhubani paintings or the Mithila paintings are based on religious themes. Such as images of God like Lord Krishna, some scenes from Mahabharata and many more.

How to have fun when you are alone?

When you say that you are alone, it means you are not quite happy or content with that state and crave for a companion or friend with whom you can have some quality time. Or put in some other way, you have some free time which can be put into some meaningful/useful ways. Here, are some suggestions which you can apply in your life whenever you are alone.

Learn baking cakes: Many say that this is the most satisfying kind of killing that “alone” time. Generally, we all have those basic ingredients required to bake a cake and you just need the equipment to implement this action. In case you don’t have a microwave, you can always use a pressure cooker for baking a cake. Mixing flour, sugar, butter, vanilla essence, and other flavors would make you feel so good and with some series of baking you can excel in this area. Once you are a stalwart there, you can then send cakes in Dubai through Ferns N Petals to

Fun and Healthy Hobbies to Try This Summer

In the winter, many of us are guilty of getting in from work, putting the kids to bed and then getting straight into our pajamas and snuggling in for the night. We don’t want to spend extra time outdoors and can’t find the motivation to do anything productive at home. But, as the days get longer we get a new lease of life, making this the perfect time to have a go at some new hobbies. Here are some great ideas if you are looking for some fun and healthy ways to spend your free time this summer.

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Running

Running is a fantastic hobby. It’s a brilliant way to keep fit and healthy and reduce your stress levels. Many people find running incredibly relaxing once they build up some stamina and start to enjoy it. If you’ve never run before, try a couch to 5k program to get started. The first week might feel like hell but you’ll be amazed at how quickly your fitness levels improve

Achieve Consistency in Your Color Outputs with Pantone Color Guide 

Colors are beautiful but often confusing. You can easily make a selection out of the solid colors but when it is a mixed color strip, it is pretty obvious to experience the chaos. Big brands never rely on the mixed colors while choosing a specific color for all of its products. In the marketing domain, the products reach multiple mediums and apart from the basic information about the company and the product specifications, the color has to be the same. The change in color makes the brand’s image dodgy or breaks the consistency in its reputation. The Pantone Color Guide helps you choose the right color for your creations or products so that maximum uniformity is availed.

The Pantone Color Guide provides consistency to a brand’s growth by helping it get a defined color composition for its products reaching multiple mediums. The primary aspects to consider while choosing a color for the brand’s marketing are the Official logo’s color and font. The

Look And Feel Gorgeous At Wedding – Top Ideas To Wear Diamond Jewellery In Right Way

Apart from buying the right piece of jewellery, wearing it in the perfect way is also equally important to look beautiful and charming. Wearing diamond jewellery in wedding is trendy nowadays. However, many people get confused while pairing their diamond jewellery with their outfit.

Diamond shopping is a bit riskier than gold since you may not be sure about value of diamond. So, it is always advisable to pick up diamond necklace designs offering maximum guarantee and having versatility. Pick up the things that can suite multiple events or occasions to be used later and play safe!

Tips for wearing the right pieces of diamond jewellery for wedding

  • Nose-rings

Many of the Indian customs insist on Nose-rings for bride. You can select a right diamond nose ring in silver or gold. Rings with tear drop can also look very graceful. However, if you want large nose-ring, make sure to pick one having either group of stones that are arranged in single piece or single stone.

  • Earrings

Mike Wants to Go for Basketball

Mike has started to work out with me every morning. Of course I go off running so that I can keep my weight under control and not end up having to diet. I like to enjoy the foods that I enjoy and they tend to make you fat. Mike has different objectives. He is tall for his age, over six feet tall at the age of fourteen. That means he has a bit of an advantage at basketball, but he has no heft. So he puts on his light up shoes and goes out with me to run on alternate days. On the other days he lifts weights. All of the time he is drinking these protein shakes which are supposed to help you add muscle mass if you use them in combination with regular work outs. The boy is really showing a lot more stick to it than I would have expected. He stayed with it all winter long and it is starting to show a lot of benefit.

Here’s What You Want To Consider When You Buy Baby Clothes

Buying clothes for babies is not at all easy to do. In fact, you will normally end up making a really bad choice simply because you do not think about the important factors of interest. What is really important is to be sure you conduct a really good research. At the same time, there are various factors you will want to take into account as you buy the baby clothes. Keep in mind that everything counts from style to finances. Always think about the following when you buy baby clothes.

Comfort

By far one of the factors that are dismissed but that are really important is comfort. You want to be sure the considered baby clothes are as comfortable as possible. When they are not comfortable the child will not feel well when they wear the clothes. Babies naturally have sensitive skin so you want to avoid the possibility of getting rashes because of choosing clothes that are not comfortable.

Functionality

When you are creating a blog or you compose a song, you are interested in it being appreciated by someone. The same thing is with the baby clothes.

Explaining to My New Husband What the Resort Wear Budget Category Was

My husband was analyzing the budget I made for our vacation trip to a beach resort. It was going to be our honeymoon and our first vacation together. We got married during a transitional phase at work for both of us, and we had to postpone our honeymoon. That was fine, because we were going at the end of winter. What better time for a trip to where the sunshine is bright? Anyway, he was looking at the flight, rental car and hotel expenses. He was looking over the other amounts I budgeted. He asked me what the resort wear category was. I explained to him that I did not want to go to a beach resort unless I had the wardrobe for it.

He was just going to pack two pairs of swim trunks and a pair of old flip flops for his beachwear. I explained to him that we were not going to look like beach bums at a beach resort. I told him that the resort wear budget also included items for him, including a couple new pairs of sandals and flip flops. He took a look at what I picked out for him, and he liked it.

Creative Tips Of Reusing Clothes That No Longer Fit

Whether you’ve received some ill-fitting clothes for Christmas or Hanukkah with no gift receipt, or you’re just excited to kick off the new year with a purge of old clothes, it’s likely you have some clothes on your hands that don’t fit you very well.

Don’t resign yourself to an overcrowded closet or wearing unflattering clothes, though. Whether you’re an expert seamstress or a dud at DIY, or even if you just want to make some extra cash, here are seven easy and creative ways to reuse these clothes.

1. Reuse old t-shirts to make pillows

Our favorite thing about old t-shirts is how soft they are — why not put that to good use by making them into pillows? Just cut off the sleeves, fill them with pillow stuffing, and sew up the bottom. If you aren’t handy with a needle and thread, you can even duct tape the opening for a quick fix. Pillow stuffing is cheap to buy online or at most craft stores, or if you’re trying to get rid of even more t-shirts, you can stuff your t-shirt pillow with more rolled-up t-shirts.Bonus: if pillows aren’t really your thing, consider making a quilt!

Quilts are great for

4 Top Fashion Faux Pas Men Should Never Be Guilty Of

The manner in which men dress has been common fodder for sitcoms for quite some time now. From Tim Taylor’s “Suit in a Bag” to Barney Stinson’s never-ending “Suit Up” sessions, men are seemingly always coming under fire to making odd fashion choices.

While these faux pas are good for a laugh while watching TV, you never want to be caught on the receiving end of such laughter in the real world. No matter if you’re attending a fancy dinner or simply going to the store for some bread and milk, you should always pay close attention to what you’re wearing, and what it says about you to a passersby.

1. Not Adhering to a Dress Code
This is number one when it comes to men’s fashion faux pas. Dress codes are not a suggestion – they are a requirement. From streetwear to black tie, you should always know exactly how you’re expected to be dressed whenever you leave your home.

You should never take liberties when it comes to a dress code – especially in your workplace. For example, if your office requires smart casual with a tie, you better make sure you have a tie on at all times.

Best Fashion Brands That Give Back

We’re a world of shoppers. We like to keep up with the latest trends. But do we ever really think about what damage our shopping habits are having on the planet? Do we ever stop to think how buying that $10 dollar t shirt has affected the person making it? We’ve become accustomed to fast fashion that’s extremely accessible and cheap. But it comes at such a greater cost to others. Think of who made that shirt, how much they were paid, and their working conditions. It’s a subject we simply cannot ignore any longer.

But things are changing. Slowly but surely. There’s a load of amazing fashion brands out there that are upping their game and helping to change the face of fashion. These are the brands that value sustainability, ethics and helping others as their main ethos. Whether it be through sourcing sustainable materials or donating profits to charity, these brands are making changes. So next time you go shopping for a new tee, pair of glasses or even shoes, check out these amazing companies that are giving back:

1. Ivory Ella
Ivory Ella is a fashion brand which donates a portion of their profits to help the elephants. 10%

Tips for Newbie Fashion to Grown Up Men

Just over a month ago, I ran into a friend at a CES event. While I see this friend around town once in a while, this was the first time I’d seen him in a non-casual setting since Blogworld 4 months earlier. After exchanging the usual pleasantries, he asked me an odd question: “Is this like your conference party outfit?”

Indeed, I was wearing the exact same clothes I’d worn to the event four months earlier. Since he doesn’t usually see me dressed up, it stood out enough for him to remember. But that’s not the real point, here; the real point is that I have few clothes suitable for “adult” gatherings.

I have a suit, of course, for weddings and funerals. (I haven’t had a job interview in 9 years, but if I did, it would be suitable for that, too.) And I have my day-to-day clothes, which aren’t awful but which aren’t anything to brag about, either. Functional casual, basically: jeans and khakis, an assortment of button-front shirts, some cotton sweaters.

As a college professor, there’s not a lot of pressure on me to dress up. If anything, it’s just the opposite. For one thing, I interact regularly with younger people,

Top Outfits That Are Incomplete Without A Pair Of Blue Jeans

The most basic and most worn piece of clothing in a man’s wardrobe is surely a pair of blue denim jeans. Its popularity is because of its comfort, style and colour. The number of outfits that can be worn with a pair of jeans is infinite, which is why it is also the most versatile piece in the wardrobe too.

A pair of denim jeans can be worn in so many different ways that most outfits are incomplete without it. Whenever you run out of options, a pair of denims is the only thing you can fall back on and it will never fail to impress. Having said a lot about the popularity of blue jeans, it is only right that we tell you how it is a must-have for most outfits.

Top Outfits That Are Incomplete With A Pair Of Denim Jeans

1. Plain White T-shirt + Blue Denim Jeans + White Sneakers

2. Green Half-Sleeved Henley + Blue Denim Jeans + White Sneakers

3. Black Polo T-shirt + Blue Denim Jeans + Brown Formal Shoes

4. Navy Blue Henley T-shirt + Blue Denim Jeans + White Sneakers

5. Grey T-shirt + Waistcoat + Blue Denim Jeans + Burgundy Formal Shoes

6. Plain White T-shirt + Checked

Best Tips to Transition Summery Plus Size Pieces to Fall

The summer season is slowly coming to an end. However, that doesn’t mean you should store your warm-weather essentials just yet—some of your favorite staples can seamlessly transition from summer to fall. To that end, we picked out three of our favorite pieces from the closing season—the slip dress, T-shirt, and printed skirt—and asked Jodi Arnold, Eloquii’s creative director, to share her expert tips on what we should buy for fall to mix with these lightweight faves.

1. ADD ANOTHER LAYER TO YOUR SLIP DRESS
We love the stark contrast of a lightweight slip dress paired with a warm separate. Arnold suggests layering a fine gauge turtleneck under your dress. For an alternative look, layer the sweater over the dress for a sweater-and-skirt look.

2. TOUGHEN UP YOUR T-SHIRT
A T-shirt is a classic that will forever be a year-round staple. The possibilities are endless but for a perfect fall look, Arnold suggests mixing the casual with the luxe. “Try knotting the tee at the waist and drape a cropped moto jacket over your shoulders,” she says. “Pair with a skirt that either hits at or just below the knee.”

3. ADD TEXTURE TO A PRINTED SKIRT
Whether your summer print of choice

Tips to Create the Perfect Workwear Wardrobe

Nothing to wear to work? Never again. To create the perfect 9-to-5 wardrobe, we assumed the role of sartorial scientists and grouped all workwear essentials by category before setting out to figure out exactly how much real estate they should take up in your closet. Behold, a percent-by-percent breakdown of everything you need. We suggest investing in a healthy balance of office-friendly staples and building that up with layering pieces and style statements, so that you’ll get out the door in minimal time with maximum polish. Study up on each category and scroll through to shop out your dream work wardrobe.

20% OF YOUR WORK WARDROBE: STYLE STATEMENTS
Dressing for a job doesn’t mean you have to leave your fashion savvy at home. Your outfit is an integral part of your professional brand, and mixing in a few personality-packed pieces not only will make you feel more like yourself but also can make a distinct impression. The trick is to strike a balance that says you’re uniquely chic but doesn’t provoke side-eye from your boss. Classics with a twist never fail—think a new silhouette in the form of an asymmetric skirt, or a classic blazer made a bit less conservative with

Best Ways to Show Off Your Over The Knee Boots with a Skirt

Let’s just get this out of the way: Yes, Pretty Woman featured Julia Roberts working the corners of Hollywood Boulevard in a pair over-the-knee boots with a skintight cut-out dress and, no, we don’t endorse trying the same ensemble beyond Halloween. But after logging several, infinitely more respectable years on the runway and street style scene, the thigh high design has clearly redeemed itself. Where pre-Rodeo Drive makeover Vivian gave you one bad way to wear it, fashion can offer up dozens of chic and sophisticated alternatives.

Our favorite option of the moment? Teaming super tall footwear with skirts of all lengths (even short ones—more on that below!) in lieu of tights, especially when the two pieces contrast in an interesting way. Think of a lace and embroidery-clad Cara Delevingne on her Suicide Squad tour, her famously long stems encased in black suede, or Selena Gomez in March of 2015, who updated the old school denim mini by swathing two thirds or her legs in stretchy black fabric. Now it’s your turn to get in on the action! Scroll down for 6 skirt and over-the-knee boot formulas that feel so right now.

1. H&M SKIRT & SCHUTZ BOOTS
Making this combo

Tips to Fake the Vetements Look with Men’s Pieces

In the battle to win the hearts, minds, and dollars of fashion insiders (and their notoriously short attention spans), Alessandro Michele of Gucci has found a worthy rival after seasons of standing solo in the spotlight—Demna Gvasalia, who, until his recent appointment as creative director of Balenciaga, was still relatively unknown in mainstream fashion. But on the streetwear scene, he had already made quite a name for himself in the last three years, with the launch of his and his brother Guram’s very buzzy Paris-based brand Vetements, which has not only earned the endorsement of Yeezus himself, but has become something of a status symbol of cool.

But to say Vetements is a “hypebeast-esque, streetwear brand” doesn’t quite cut it. Gvasalia has carved out a new category that’s a little androgynous, that pushes the envelope in a way that piques the interest of even the most jaded editor (aka industry veterans who have seen it all—trends, both the original and the remakes), yet doesn’t fall back on the more-is-more maximalist approach. The Vetements girl (or boy or whatever) wears outsize silhouettes—comically large, intentionally disproportionate shirts, boxy outerwear, extra-long hoodies—that’s boldly unapologetic in its untailored tailoring, without compromising magnetism.

Unfortunately for us,

The Best Outfits to Wear for Every Activity This Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day weekend is a mixed bag of emotions. On one hand, it unofficially, heartbreakingly marks the end of summer—the end of sunshine, the end of rosé (or frosé) season, the end of wearing cut-offs with carefree abandon, and so on. On the other hand, we get a bonus day! A three-day break without any obligations! (Unless, that is, you have a wedding to attend, then we’re sorry.)

But for the rest of you—the unburdened folk, whose plans are to roll with whatever the weekend throws at you and to take advantage of everything that summer has to offer (even if you are in denial about autumn’s arrival)—the last thing that you want to stand between you and fun is figuring out what to wear. Ugh, talk about an instant buzzkill. To minimize time spent indoors and maximize everything else, we did you a solid and pieced together five outfits for any activity that may happen your way. Looking to practice your serve? Rival Serena Williams’ style with a hit of on-court tennis fashion. Or, got an invite to an impromptu bar crawl? A sexy off-shoulder top and walkable block-sandals are for you.

Treat this weekend as your last summer fashion

Top Pieces That Will Never Go Out of Fashion

“Does this spark joy?” That’s the question author and tidying queen Marie Kondo wants us to ask ourselves when we want to declutter and purge our closets, and better our lives. No offense to the organizational guru, but when it comes to the foundation of our wardrobes, the very pieces that have made what our closets are today, there is an exception to that rule, and it’s: If you’re paralyzed by indecision on something that falls on this list, we beg of you, don’t toss it in the donation pile.

Because obviously, a black pencil skirt isn’t going to stir up the same kind of happiness as a colorful tassel-tastic caftan that reminds you of sipping pina coladas on the beach. As it shouldn’t, but as boring as that black pencil is, it’s one of those wear-forever staples that remain a constant in your life, despite fashion’s revolving door of trends. And much like a reliable BFF, these oldies-but-goodies see you through both the good days (when you’re feeling creatively inspired to ‘breathe new life’ into said pencil skirt) and the bad (stuck in a style rut? Meh, a shirt and a pencil skirt will do).

Basically, all we’re trying to

Tips to Wear a Silky Camisole Like It’s 2016

If you asked me to speak on silk camisoles two years ago, I’d have painted a bejeweled, over-tanned tale of the early aughts. It would start with the ladies of Laguna Beach (those innocent days when, siiigh, people still associated Speidi with the superhero), wearing the cut extra long with flared jeans and flip-flops, and veer to peak-O.C. Misha Barton in a newsboy cap. There’d be a few mentions of Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan clubbing—a hot pink bra peeking beneath their dangerously low necklines—before declaring satin-y spaghetti strap tops over, done, dead.

But the style’s real glory days? Turns out those were yet to come. The coolest of cool girls have been revamping the dated design’s image this summer and, indeed, even this former naysayer likes what she sees. To wit: Emily Ratajkowski, spotted effortlessly balancing the sex appeal of a slinky negligee top with stiff and faded ‘90s-style jeans last spring, and the chic come hitherness of the Hadid sisters’ go-to cami/choker formula. Factor in Kendall Jenner, elevating a lace-trimmed yellow number from Gucci with a black mini skirt and matching booties on Jimmy Kimmel, and suddenly the recycled trend feels totally new.

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