3 Reasons Why Replicas Are a Really Bad Choice

No one can deny it. The replica industry is getting stronger and more alluring by the day. And the reason for this is mostly our misinformed believes regarding the quality and utility of a fake watches. Replica merchants tell us that these products are 1:1 copies and we are tempted to believe them. This is very far from the truth. The quality, functionality and the durability of a knockoff is considerably inferior to the ones of the genuine product. In the end, the choice is yours, but I feel that before buying a fake, you should know why replicas are the worst possible choice.

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  1. Quality

The actual problem with replicas is that these are made from very poor quality materials and there is no quality control whatsoever. I know that almost all fake stores say that their imitations are perfect clones, but you can’t actually believe that. No couple hundred dollars product will ever match the quality of a $10,000 luxury designer watch that is equipped with an extremely precise automatic mechanism. An authentic timepiece is the result of decades of innovations and it uses only the finest materials available on the market. On the other hand, a replica is a similar looking watch that is made from a light and cheap stainless steel and uses a very fragile and inaccurate self-winding movement. Wearing such a poor quality imitation makes it obvious for all those around you that it is just a fake and that you are pretending to be someone you are not. And this is, honestly, the biggest mistakes of all. No matter the brands on your clothing or accessories, you should always be true with who you are.

  1. Functionality

The main purpose of a watch is to tell correct time. It isn’t just a fashion accessory, but a high precision time keeping device. This is the reason why authentic luxury timepieces are considered a real work of art, because of their complicated and extremely precise automatic mechanisms. Of course, a replica watch will never be as accurate as the original product. The original watches use a very expensive and intricate movement and no matter how much replica manufacturers try to clone its functionality, they will never make one that can match up to these remarkable performances. Fakes have an inferior quality mechanism that can’t keep accurate time or support the stop-watch, date and chronometer functions correctly.

  1. Durability

Replica watches are not meant to last. These usually break after a short period of time. If you get to wear your replica for more than a couple of months then you are really lucky. The low durability of knockoffs is a consequence of their low quality materials and poor mechanisms. Most fakes break after a couple of weeks or arrive defective. The worst part is that it is very difficult to replace or repair the product because replica manufacturers have their warehouses in China and the faulty watch must be returned there. The final costs of returning a knockoff are very high and these make the whole thing seem pointless.

This is why I highly advise you to take a minute and review all the pros and cons of buying a fake watch. Once you do this, you will realize that a replica watch is the worst choice ever.

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Alessandra Ambrosio

April 11, 1981 was a celebrated date if we consider the fact that it marks the birth of Alessandra Ambrosio, a famous fashion model that started her career early on. Since the age of 12, she knew exactly what she wanted to do for the rest of her life and so she enrolled in modeling classes. After 3 years, when she was 15 years old, she became a model for Dilson Stein. The thing that launched her modeling career was the fact that she won the Brazil’s Elite Model Look, after that she had a big modeling opportunity when she appeared on the cover of Brazilian Elle magazine. Needless to say that with such big modeling jobs in her portfolio, Alessandra Ambrosio was in great demand.

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While she looks great on covers and on the catwalk, it seems that she also likes to be on the small screen; she appeared in quite a few TV shows, including an appearance on the show Entourage. Fans also got to see her along supermodel Tyra Banks as she was a guest twice on the show. A quick glance of this superb fashion model was also available in the hit movie Casino Royale where she had the role of a tennis player.

Aside from being a pleasure to the eyes and a model for young girls everywhere, she also has a spirit for business and her line of swimwear is quickly expanding ever since 2004. With such a great image for a swimsuit line, it is no wonder why so many customers choose it to represent their own style and look amazing on the beach.

While she had many fashion shows, Alessandra is most famous for her work for Victoria’s Secret, a known lingerie brand. She started in 2000 and her work with this known brand still continues today with subsequent shows. During this long history on the catwalk, some outfits stood out in a very interesting way; in 2005 she had an outfit made entirely out of candy.

Being one of the world’s sexiest women is a constant work but Alessandra Ambrosio does it perfectly and no matter if we see her on TV or on the cover of the latest fashion magazine, we can’t help but fall in love with her.

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Kate Moss

One of the most popular models in the world and an icon of the 90s is Kate Moss. Her raise to fame started at the age of 14 in an airport where she was just getting back from a vacation in the Bahamas. Here is where the founder of Storm Model Management saw her potential and decided to give her the opportunity of her life which marked the beginning of a rich career in modeling. Her first modeling job was at the age of 15 when she appeared in the popular magazine The Face in a black and white photo shoot. This simply rocketed her towards the top and it would seem that her face was everywhere from small magazines to large panels.

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What made her image grow is the fact that she appeared in Calvin Klein ads. When we say she appeared in Calvin Klein ads, we don’t mean that her face was in one or two but that she was the image associated with the brand; lots of commercials for different products and it seemed that the public could not get enough of this young supermodel. Fashion ads did not stop with Calvin Klein although this is the name responsible for her career boost and names such as Dolce & Gabbana, L’Oreal, Versace and more saw their style in Kate Moss and presented it to the public, each in its own unique way.

As any supermodel, Kate had her fair share of the catwalk with clothes from the top fashion designers and she also took a liking in cinema and the extravagant life that comes with it. No matter if we are talking about the small screen or the big one, Kate Moss appeared on it and not just once. It is clear why so many people consider her a fashion icon and it seems that everything she touched turned into gold for the fashion industry.

Kate also showed the world that she can create something by introducing her own line of clothes in 2007. These were designed by the famous model and only available through the Topshop chain. She then, is the total package with incredible looks, sense of fashion that goes beyond anything else and a drive that made her become who she is.

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Ray-Ban Sunglasses

Famous all over the world for the quality of their products as well as for the technical and aesthetic innovations they have constantly brought on the market, the American sunglasses manufacturer has recently issued a new line. Impregnated by the pastel colors of the season, Ray-Ban’s Erika sunglasses prove to be particularly compelling. There is nothing like a revived iconic accessory to give the right amount of twist to a classic outfit.

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Between a Louis Vuitton collection dominated by the sweet marshmallow colors, a Givenchy collection showcasing baby pink tones and an haute couture show by Elie Saab where colors range from tangerine to aqua green, fashion trends are undoubtedly in favor of the pastel side. After an orgy of Post-it colors during the previous seasons, the fashion world has finally decided to abandon the bright flash of the “stabilo” trend in favor of the soft and sweet aura of faded orange tones, light purple and sky blue.

However, if almost all the ready-to-wear collections are now full of pieces honoring this new color-code, fashionistas should be careful not to turn too quickly all their wardrobe to milkshake tones because there is nothing like a  mismatched lagoon green or an awkwardly accessorized orange to end up with a bland look.

The slim gummy textured frames and tinted lenses of the oversized Ray-Ban’s Erika sunglasses will provide a classical outfit with a fresh and chic touch. However, they are not to be combined with a daffodil yellow perfecto, for which a timeless accessory is more recommended. Ideal for spawning discreetly with the sweet pastel shades of the season, Erika should have no trouble upgrading liberty silhouettes, to update the total denim looks, to bring a twist to medium length skirts and to make a little urban touch to the famous Paul Smith pajama style.

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Louis Vuitton Paris Fashion Show

Fashion shows are organized works of arts where people can go to see the latest things in fashion and admire their favorite designers. Paris is one of the biggest fashion cities in the world so you can be sure that the recent fashion show in Paris was seen by everyone interested in fashion. There were many elements that made it great and Marc Jacobs managed to end the week in a great way with a Louis Vuitton train that amazed everybody there.

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The show made by the famous designer was amazing down to the smallest detail as it was a night to remember with steam coming from the train and gorgeous designs on the black catwalk. There were some common aspects between his fashion show and the image of Willy Wonka but in a much more fashionable way.

Taking our attention towards what actually was happening on the catwalk, there were some beautiful stiff coats that had jeweled buttons and the fashionable dresses that were over the tailored pants. It all looked like it came straight out of a fairy tale and the patent leather with metal rivets set the tone for the Fall/Winter season.

Other fashion items on the catwalk were cashmere dresses in some interesting colors such as mustard or red. Blue and brown were also not far away and Louis Vuitton seems to have done it again.

A noticeable accessory seen at this fashion show were the large hats worn by the models. These were tall and fluffy, colored to match the dress and low enough to almost cover the eyes of the models. The look was certainly completed by this touch and they worked great with the long coats. Another aspect that made these outfits so amazing was the fact that there was a man in a uniform, with white gloves right behind each model carrying their suitcase and this brought a very distinct and classic style to the catwalk.

It is safe to say that every aspect was carefully considered at this Paris fashion show and that Louis Vuitton offered exactly that, a show. A last thing to mention was the dress worn by Marc Jacobs which he wore at the end of the show to take a bow.

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Bolero – An Essential Item

It can be really difficult to go outside in the cold after putting on a sleeveless dress or a top.  This is why having a bolero is very useful and it can be a great top part for your outfit that will enhance some of the best aspects of your body like your waistline or hips if you have a tight outfit.

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The bolero, also called a shrug, will cover the top of your body, the shoulders and your arms while revealing the rest of your waist and hips. It’s a perfect piece of clothing to wear over something that is too revealing or to have around when the weather gets too chilly. This is also perfect for brides as they can cover the top part of their wedding dress if it doesn’t have any sleeves.

There are many types of bolero jackets or shrugs, made from different fabrics. Some of the most common are those made from wool or other warm materials as they can be easily worn throughout winter. Also, there are also bolero jackets that are suited for more classy and elegant outfits so they can be worn indoors.  They can also have buttons or be wide open but it’s best to get one with buttons if you plan on wearing it during winter or autumn. The ones that don’t have buttons typically only consist in a fabric that goes along your back with sleeves attached to it.

There are some interesting combinations you can make with your bolero jackets. If you have a very dark outfit you can add a bit of color with a brighter bolero. On the other hand, you can soften bright colors with a more neutral bolero jacket. It’s up to you to find which combination suits you better. If you are good at knitting, you can create your own bolero, there are many patterns on the internet and you can easily find one that you like and make it on your own. If you are not good at crafts, there are thousands of shops online and shops around your area that have a great selection of bolero jackets.

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Toms Shoes

If you want something different and fashionable, why not get some TOMS shoes. These cute fashion items are very lightweight and comfortable and although the company is relativity new, the shoes have made quite an impact on the fashion world. The design is based on alpargata, an Argentinean style that uses light materials such as cotton to create light footwear with a flexible rubber sole. Usually, there is no heel to the design to maintain the simple look and feel.

 Toms Shoes

When TOMS was founded, in 2006, the main goal was to help people in need. This idea came when Blake Mycoskie and his sister were in Argentina while participating in the popular TV competition, The Amazing Race. Since they started making shoes, for every pair sold, they donated one to a person that was in need of shoes but didn’t afford them. This mentality brought a lot of positive attention towards the company and the shoes quickly became a fashion symbol.

TOMS shoes can now be found in a wide variety of models and they are quite fashionable. The price is also affordable and most models cost around $50 although there are some that can set you back $100; a small price to pay for such a nice pair of shoes which you can hardly feel on your feet. They are perfect for the warm season or for wearing around the house. Once you buy one pair, you will surely come back for another, and another.

There you have it, a pair of shoes that is very stylish and which you will forget you have them one due to their light weight. The fact that with every pair you buy, you help a child in need makes TOMS shoes a must have when it comes to fashion items for every season.

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Jewelry and Bling

Nothing screams out fashion and beauty like a beautiful piece of jewelry; whether you are going for the retro or vintage look, full of color and textures from chunky to clunky and the bigger the better.

So when you are looking to add to your jewelry collection or just looking to add a few pieces to your collection then you are indeed in for a treat.

Jewelry fashions have a tendency to change according to each new season, and picking out new jewelry is a fabulous and fun way to update your look. If you want to introduce new styles into your look, you can choose two or three pieces that jump out and grab you by the throat.

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If your look is bright and jazzy, choose a glistening large bracelet or giant pendant. If you want a more classic style and maintain a sense of conservatism, you can for the old standbys such as pearl earrings or you may even choose a few vintage pieces such as chokers, brooches, and jewels that go in your hair which harkens back to the decade of the 1940’s.

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Another trend is the bib necklace these necklaces are jewelry that contain two or more layers of gemstones and or chains stacked against each other to form a shape around the neck like how a bib would on a baby. There are endless possibilities when choosing this style of jewelry.

Gold is in again, anything gold is en vogue, as well as sterling silver, these two metals have always been a staple in the jewelry market and when you combine one of these two with any of the beautiful gem stones that are out there, they are a win-win, who doesn’t love the look of sapphire mixed with silver? So go out and buy some bling.

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Accessories For Every Man

There are a couple of fashion items that every man should own and not only because they look good but also because they are very practical. Depending on your budget, you can choose the kind that suits you best but there are affordable options for these must-have accessories.

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The first one is a wallet. Some consider the wallet as a handbag for men, it is a trusted accessory without which one doesn’t leave the house. It is the place where the most important items are held and you can quickly feel it if you don’t have it in your pocket. The bi-fold design is the most popular because it is practical and it fits perfectly. Black or brown leather are the safe choices and if you like the big fashion brands, you can always get one with their logo as long as you are willing to pay the high price.

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The second accessory which shouldn’t miss from a man’s outfit is a watch. The watch is a very important fashion statement and buying one can set you back thousands of dollars. It is not just because it can tell time but because it can complete any look as long as you get the right model. A luxury watch is the single piece of jewelry a man should wear and it is enough to tell a lot about his style. Make sure you get one with a nice design and with a famous brand name on it although this can add a lot to its price tag.

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Must Have Fashion items For The Elegant Woman

There are some fashion items that never get out of style and sometimes it is mandatory for a woman who wants to be extremely elegant to own them. Here is a list with all the sophisticated fashion items that any true lady should have in her wardrobe.

Long gloves – long gloves are not worn by many women when they want to be elegant but it’s definitely a plus to have them around. They go extremely well with a sleeveless dress or with something that has very short sleeves. If you want to look sophisticated, they are definitely the fashion items you should wear at a dinner party or something more pretentious. Also, accompanied by the little black dress and a pair of pearl earrings, they are the key to success.

Stiletto shoes – when it comes to footwear stiletto shoes are definitely a must. Even if you don’t wear high heels every day, a lady should always have a pair in her wardrobe for that special date or that special outfit she wants to wear. Any dress, no matter how boring it is, will go well with these shoes. The perfect colors are usually either something neutral like beige or white or something classy like black or red.

A pencil skirt – whether you wear it at the office or during a hot date, the pencil skirt never fails and it’s probably the epitome of elegance. It was very popular in the 50s and we can see why women were considered to be so elegant during those times: it was probably this skirt and their feminine attitude. But even if you don’t know how to have a feminine attitude, this skirt will definitely give you one.

An elegant jacket – another of the must have items for a woman who wants to be elegant, the jacket goes well with almost anything. You can pair it up with some pants and high heels for an office look or with a skirt for an important meeting or a date where you want to look your best. No matter how you wear the jacket, it will definitely give you more elegance and sophistication.

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