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The role of woman in Soyinka’s The Lion and the Jewel, Death and the King’s Horseman and The Swamp

The role of woman in Soyinka’s The Lion and the Jewel, Death and the King’s Horseman and The Swamp

R. Saravana Selvakumar Assistant Professor Department of English V.V.College of Engineering Tisaiyanvilai

The role of woman in Soyinka’s The Lion and the Jewel, Death and the King’s Horseman and The Swamp Dwellers.

African American community remained silent about gender even as race has moved to the forefront of our nation’s consciousness. Hard-hitting and brilliant in its analysis of culture and sexual politics; Gender Talk asserts boldly that gender matters are critical to the Black community in the twenty-first century. In the Black community, rape, violence against women and sexual harassment are as much the legacy of slavery as is racism. Johnnetta Betsch Cole and Beverly Guy-Sheft all argue powerfully that the only way to defeat this legacy is to focus on the intersection of race and gender. Gender Talk examines why the race problem has become so male-centered and how this has opened a deep divide between Black women and men. The authors turn to their own lives, offering intimate accounts of their experiences as daughters, wives, and leaders. They examine pivotal moments in African American history when race and gender issues collided with explosive results-from the struggle for women’s suffrage in the nineteenth century to women’s attempts to gain a voice in the Black Baptist movement and on into the 1960s, when the Civil Rights movement and the upsurge of Black Power transformed the Black community while sidelining women. Through the centuries, the Hindu woman in literature has been based on the mythic models from Ramayana and Puranas: Sita, the silent sufferer – the archetype of Indian womanhood; the Earth-Mother, forbearance personified; the playmate and beloved Radha; the devotee Meera. Patterned on these Hindu models, the woman is often passive accepting the dynamic role of the men in her life.

Indian woman, for this very reason of pride in suffering, and due to years of inculcation about the necessity to accept her role, may not like her husband to step in and do her work. She is taught the importance and necessity of a stable marriage and family – family as security as a source of emotional strength. Even in sexual matters she has very little choice; her husband’s needs must be fulfilled first. Sex becomes routine, for there is no overt discussion of sex. He does not think of her as a human being with whom he can have a conversation, can communicate. He visualizes her as a sex object, someone he can enjoy in bed, and one who can produce his children – at least one male child to continue his family line. In her anxiety to please, in her yearning to be recognized, in her desire to gain a prominent position in the family hierarchy, the woman longs for a son – her social redeemer, thus perpetrating male dominance and patriarchy. -Nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen- (Uma 1). These words spoken by a black woman could very well have been uttered by an Indian woman. May be some of the troubles are different, may be the Indian woman was not uprooted, enslaved, and violated by the white man. But in her own way, she, the Indian woman, has carried the burden of the family, has slaved for the husband, her children, and her family – whether extended or nuclear. Like the Indo-Anglian woman, the Afro-American woman is -to use of Harlem, subjective, willful and complexly and compellingly human- (Uma 10). But -strong’ is what an Afro-American woman is commonly labeled as. Not strong as much as domineering what most people fail to realize is that historical reality automatically overrules the term domineering. In Africa, the conditions of the black race deteriorated under the rule of the white men. The main factor in this respect was the dislocation which affected the old village community and disturbed the natural balance between males and females. The black woman, aware of her man’s exploitative relationship with her, is unenthusiastic about the birth of a son. For her, feminity represents respectability, dependability. Since the age of Aristotle, patriarchy has been working on the assumption that women are incapable of rational thought and therefore, they are naturally inferior to men. Women constitute half the humanity. Women are being extolled in literature; the saying goes that there is a woman behind every successful man. Bacon accords a very significant place for woman in man’s life. His statement amply explains the concept, wives are young men’s mistresses; companions for middle age; and old men’s mistresses. In the life of man, woman plays a vital role as mother, sister and wife. But still, it is disputable whether woman is given a due place she deserves. All along, she is treated only as -the other’. She is considered as physically weak and very emotional in nature. So she cannot be independent to take decisions of her own as she is not mature enough to decide her future. Since most human societies are male-dominated, women are subjected to many social evils like -purdah’ system, female infanticide, child marriage, dowry system, enforced widowhood and denial of education. She is made to act as an unpaid domestic servant and is subjected to perpetual torture by a demanding husband, a ruthless mother-in-law and a nagging sister in law. It is said that man’s cruelty towards man is exceeded only by man’s cruelty to woman. Woman’s subjugation is master-minded by patriarchal systems. The patriarchal systems do not allow women to realize their aspirations and ambitions. Every girl is taught and brought up as a subordinate to the male member. She is made aware that she is different from a boy and so her aspirations and ambitions are different from those of boys. Boys are nurtured to grow up as ambitious, rational and dynamic. The girls are encouraged to cultivate qualities like grace, gentleness and docility. In order to bring out woman to the forefront and to fight for her liberty, feminist movement comes into existence. The main aim of the feminist’s movement is to liberate woman from all kinds of shackles which do not allow her to develop her full potential as a free and an autonomous individual. All Feminists are not necessarily women, as there are also men who fight for the rights of women. Thus feminism is a social, political and cultural movement that focuses on gender differences due to biological difference. It questions the rationale behind the culturally determined notions of superiority. It asserts that men have historically imposed their will on women to convince them of their inferiority. Wole Soyinka’s women are built on the African traditional setup. Though they are considered as an inferior subject in Africa, Soyinka’s women are equally treated with men. Soyinka’s play The Lion and Jewel is a spirited and ribald account of African village life that explores the conflicts between traditional and modern values, third World reality against first world ideals, and the power of men against the influence of women. The action is interspersed with raucous African song and dance. The visit of the photographer is told as a play within a play, a musical re-enactment with the villagers acting out the events of that day. Soyinka’s Sidi in The Lion and the Jewel opts for tradition. When the teacher Lakunle and Chief Baroka vie for her affection, at first she will have nothing to do with them. She is a free woman. Yet the kind of -westernization’ which Sidi might have adored is chafed at in Soyinka’s play. The pedantic schoolmaster’s ideas of what is -civilized’ are truly laughable. Lakunle promises Sidi that they will eat: Together we shall sit at table -Not on the floor – and eat, Not with fingers, but with knives And forks and breakable plates Like civilized beings. (9) Finally she agrees to marry Lakunle if he will pay the bride-price: I’ve told you, and I say it again I shall marry you today, next week Or any day you name But my bride-price must first be paid. (7)

The sympathies of the audience are entirely with Sidi. All through the play the use of mime, masquerade, and dance is most convincing, anticipating for instance Sidi’s seduction scene, emphasizing the virility of the Baroka and the tawdriness of the school teacher and the European photographer. Sidi’s zest for life makes her not only an individual but an individualist. Soyinka has advanced the process of individual assertiveness one step further; to Sidi her own personal values are what matter, she never compromises. It is Sadiku, the chief wife of Baroka, very cleverly tries to inveigle Sidi into a visit to the Palace. So that Baroka may use coaxing or force according to circumstances. She invites Sidi to a supper party to be given by the chief. Sidi declines and says that Baroka is in the habit of inviting to his parties only girls on whom he has designs. Always, they become his wives or concubines by the next day. As a woman in a polygamous society, Sadiku has been trained to put with many things which may hurt her self-respect as an individual. She has not merely to put up with the favourites her husband has been choosing from time to time, but also to invite the woman on whom his fancy falls to marry him. On the surface, she is loyal to her husband and, if her attempts to persuade Sidi are typical, she puts her heart and soul in recruiting new brides for her husband. But Soyinka portrays her individuality in revealing to us her long-standing resentment at sharing her husband with many women. Her stifled self-respect asserts itself in her dance of triumph at the supposed loss of manliness by Baroka and in her attempt to celebrate it by a mummer’s show: Sadiku: Ask no questions my girl. Just join my victory dance. Oh Sango my lord, who of us possessed your lightning and ran like fire through that lion’s tail- Sadiku: – Is Baroka not more of a man than you? And if he is no longer a man than what are you?… (33-34) Sadiku is interesting by herself, an old woman who is not soured by life and whom age has not deprived of high spirits. The Iyaloja, leader of the market women in Death and the King’s Horseman, taunts Elesin because he insisted on tasting a young girl on the eve of his death and allowed the taste to weaken his resolve. That this insistence was in itself startling, even unprecedented, is indicated in the earlier scene where he hints at his desire for the girl, who is already promised to the Iyaloja’s son. The Iyaloja dare not understand him, but he clarifies his meaning beyond doubt. The Elesin’s speech is sophistical, with its imagery of earth, seed and plantain shoots, its scorn of mere desire, its insistence upon his sanctity as a man already dedicated to death, and hence upon the sanctity of his wishes. But his desire is nevertheless apparent, and it is one which holds him to life instead of freeing him from it. It is also, although Soyinka does not emphasize this, profoundly contrary to the usual rituals of preparing oneself for a great spiritual task; rituals which stress abstinence, whether from food, drink or sex, rather than indulgence of senses which may cloud the will. Yet the Iyaloja grants his wish without a struggle, because she appears to accept his argument for its sanctity as coming from one already touched by the waiting fingers of out departed. Only when preparing him for the marriage bed does she remind him that it must also be the bed of death. In terms, in the play, the future is not really separable from the past, and must suffer whatever contamination today’s events may spill upon it. It is only in this restricted sense that the Iyaloja can tell us, in the play’s closing words: -Now forget the dead, forget even the living. Turn your mind only to the unborn- (219). Iyaloja gives sanction to the marriage of Elesin Oba and the young girl with the hope that any child born of the woman should be -neither of this world nor of the next. Nor of the one behind us. As if the timelessness of the ancestor world and the unborn have joined spirits to wring an issue of the elusive being of passage- Elesin!- (162). Iyaloja asserts her faith in the unborn. All the character roles in The Swamp Dwellers were very strong. Alu is shown as a very determined and focused woman. She shows many good characteristics in the story, but as a woman for that time, era and setting, her manor was quite different. Alu represents determination. This is determination in many ways. One side of her determination is to locate where she -believers’ her lost son Igwezu is. As any mother would do, she shows such determination to find him and will do whatever it takes to bring him home to the country. While discussing her son with her husband, Makuri, she shows her determination as she states: Alu: I’m going after him. I don’t want to lose him too. I don’t want him missing his foothold and vanishing without a cry, without a chance for anyone to save him- Alu: I’m going out to shout his name until he hears me- (83) The two women in the family – Igwezu’s mother, Alu and his wife, Desala – are sharply contrasted. The weakness and infidelity of Igwezu’s wife provide a contrast to the strength and virtue of his mother. Despite temptations from visiting traders, Alu had remained faithful to her husband. Similarly, the mutual understanding and affection between the old couple, Makuri and Alu, despite their bickering and finding fault with each other, contrast itself with the awful lack of the same between the young couple Igwezu and Desala. Soyinka’s Alu in The Swamp Dwellers is the strong figure hopelessly fettered by her rigid concept of tradition. Alu has her virtues in not being carried away by the glitter of city life or the lure of city-traders’ money. Makuri, Alu’s husband, had reason to be really proud of his steadfast wife, who -turned their traders’ heads but- kept her own- (108). In spite of her strength of character, Alu can exercise no influence over her twin sons. The story of Igwezu, one of the twins, is a story of poignant loss on all sides. He lives to lose his wife, Desala, to his brother in the city and loses his harvest to the flood and swamp in the village. Igwezu returns to the city, belonging neither to the village nor the city, which merely swallows another victim down its gargantuan throat. Once again Alu manifests her limitation by losing both her sons through her blind adherence to traditional values. Alu shows a mother’s concern for the safety of her sons who have ventured into the city and away from the maternal protection. One of her sons, Awuchike, has been away from home for ten years, and to his mother he is dead. Makuri scolds her: The older you get, the more of a fraud you become. Every day for the past ten years, you’ve done nothing but swear that your son was dead in the marshes. And now you sit there like a crow and tell me that you’re waiting for news about him. Alu: [stubbornly] I know he’s dead. (82) Although her husband understands the reason why the young will drift away from the land and tries to explain it to her – Awuchike got sick of this place and went into the city’ Alu remains firm in her conviction that he was drowned in the swamps. The assumption is that if he had stayed at home, she would have offered him the protection he needed. Soyinka’s women enjoy prestige in the hierarchy of marriage in The Lion and the Jewel. The second or third wife holds higher status over a single woman, the first wife maintains the most privilege among the women in the family. Traditionally, the first wife would choose her husband’s second and third wives and act as a go-between or Alarena, to propose the marriage. Sadiku in The Lion and the Jewel act as the go-between Sidi and Baroka and plays a major role in getting her married to Baroka. The final surrender of Sidi to Baroka is evidence of the victory of traditional African values over the modern European ones in the African context. The weakness and strength, infidelity and virtue are contrasted with the two women- Igwezu’s mother and his wife in The swamp Dwellers. The pain and agony of Alu moves the play to the theme of motherhood. The love for her lost sons and later the depressed Igwezu makes her remains faithful to her husband. It is understood that Soyinka’s women are built on the African traditional set up. Though they are considered as an inferior subject in Africa, Soyinka’s women are equally treated with men, sometimes these women direct men and advice them. For example Iyaloja in Death and the Kings Horseman represents traditional wisdom. Whereas Sidi in The Lion and the Jewel is a girl of high spirit and she respects the traditional values throughout the play. Finally Alu and Igwezu’s wife in The Swamp Dwellers remain faithful to their husbands. It is clear that women enjoy prestige in the traditional Nigerian society

Bibliography

1. Soyinka, Wole. Collected Plays I: The Swamp Dwellers. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1973.

2. ——————-. Collected Plays II: Includes The Lion and the Jewel. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1973.

3. ——————-. Six Plays: Death and the King’s Horseman. London: Methuen, 1984.

4. Uma, Alladi. Woman and Her Family Indian and Afro-American: A Literary Perspective. New York: Envoy Press, 1989.

Military Fashion Tips For Men

Military Fashion Tips For Men

Leaving the recession of 2009 behind, the men’s fashion industry is back in business with a bang. There are a bunch of new designers as well as a return of the older, established ones who are putting up a brave front for the current military trend in fashion. Watch them fight it out for supremacy with their eye-catching, powerful style statements. This fall, men’s fashion is gearing up for the military look, so you better get your spy-glasses on and take a look.

Today, the military has become far more widespread than the nation’s defense forces. It has influenced popular trends in fashion, never more than now. The UK and the US have already joined the bandwagon in this regard, so don’t be left behind! Here’s a quick run-through of how and when it all started.

1.Beginnings: The Vietnam War brought with it much controversy and loss, but its influence on fashion too cannot be underestimated. Protesters against the war wore army suits to prove their point.

2.Then came The Beatles with their new military look in Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts’ Club Band, making it an overnight hit amongst both rock music and fashion lovers.

3.The 70s saw the Skinheads and Punks make the army fatigues their second skin.

4.Then the combat boots took the world by storm in the 1980s.

5.Top Gun was perhaps most influential in sealing the fate of the “Man in Uniform” as being every girl’s dreamboat. Tom Cruise’s aviators have become a rage ever since.

6.Even today, music videos, ramp shows, fashion displays or at concerts, icons have been spreading the military word through their clothing.

But the question remains on what you want your military look to be like. It could be that the aviator glasses attract you, or the combat boots or perhaps the cargo trousers; whatever the case may be, remember that the look is personalized, it’s you. So don’t follow any trend just for the heck of it, choose whatever you like best and think suits your personality.

There is no established way of using the military look, so go experimental. Don’t overdo it unless you want to resemble Arnold Schwarzenegger! Just be confident that your look is your own and go ahead and fix yourself up.

You could add a simple military twist to your normal outfit by investing in something as simple as an olive-colored top. A parka is both utilitarian as well as sophisticated-looking. The hood is usually shearling-lined and keeps your head warm. Not only does it give you a street-smart look, its slim-fit comfort will also make you look polished and sophisticated. Coupled with combat boots, you can’t go wrong with this look. No matter how old you are!

Three Popular Formal Varieties Of Men’s Waistcoats

Three Popular Formal Varieties Of Men’s Waistcoats

There are certainly diverse components that incorporate a man’s apparel to make him look dashing and be prominent among the group at any sort of formal occasion that calls for him to use a tuxedo. It can certainly be a challenging procedure for everybody who is not familiar in selecting the appropriate color scheme and also match it with their own shoes and belt. It as well goes in selecting men’s waistcoat as there are many types available for sale.

To better appreciate a man’s waistcoat, it’s actually a sleeveless apparel with buttons in front that is put on over a shirt. Basically it is a section of a three piece suit wherein a coat is usually worn on top of it. The classic waistcoats of the ancient times were embroidered, colored as well as featured an appliqu design. It was presented as part of the suitable apparel by King Charles II of Great Britain over the restoration of British monarchy in 1660.

Waistcoats for men come in different styles as well as shapes. Whilst it has actually been a part of men’s fashion for long, it can be deemed that not everyone are aware that there are several types of men’s waistcoats that they can choose from. Obviously the type to use will be determined by the actual function you happen to be attending. With this particular article, we are going to talk about the popular men’s waistcoat variety to give you an even better idea on what will benefit you best.

Typically anytime waistcoats for men are talked about, a perception of the most common type of waistcoat will certainly come to mind and it is referred to as the single breast waistcoat. This generally features three to six buttons in a row in the middle of the actual apparel. It will most likely have a v-neck as well. In terms of the pockets are concerned, it could be a single breast with or without pockets and either design is neither most preferred than the other. This is exactly the standard basis of all contemporary waistcoats.

The other popular kind is definitely the double breast waistcoat. This is definitely considered to be a really formal form that is generally reserved for a lot more formal occasions. This garment has two rows of three to six buttons as opposed to only one on the single breast version. While the single breast may very well have no pockets the double breast waistcoat could have up to four pockets in some cases.

In case you are into a less traditional appearance you can easily opt for a short waistcoat. The short style variety is actually single breasted and appears a little shorter hence the shirt beneath it along with the belt are shown. This look is clearly most popular with teenagers who are in good physical shape.

These represent the three most popular types you will observe with regards to men’s waistcoats are concern at your next formal function. Since style evolves you can certainly assume waistcoats for men to change eventually but by today these are the most typical.

Montre Ressemble A La Tag Carrera

Montre Ressemble A La Tag Carrera

Cartier Roadster Watch is maybe among the most sophisticated and flashiest watches about. With Montres Breitling Navitimer its evocative appearance and sporty Montres Hublot Big Bang style, contemporary guys and females find this view extravagant, lavish and eye-catching. Developed from the Cartier Business, the design which walks the line in between sporty and sophisticated was inspired Montres Omega Speedmaster by cars and automobiles thus exhibiting signs of functionality and power. Up to this day, it still Montres Cartier Roadster continues to be one of Cartier’s most stunning and probably most sought just after offerings.

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Cartier Roadstar watches were originally created in 1874 by Alfred Cartier in Paris soon after the expansion from the bigger Cartier Business as well as the generate by Louis Cartier who adored mechanical watches. Over the a long time, these watches have been improved and various models introduced in with several characteristics for use across all gender. Best Cartier Roadstar watches possess the potential for everyday use in addition to possessing a fantastic luster for formal occasions.

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Cartier opened a branch in London in 190A royal commission was granted in 1904, followed quickly by commissions from Spain, Portugal, Russia, Siam, and Greece. These royal commissions helped to solidify Cartier’s reputation world-wide among the wealthy and renowned. A brand new York branch was opened in 1909 to present for your tastes in the new breed of American millionaires.

Cartier model was truly French and the Swiss watch brand names were giving Cartier watches difficult competition. That is why Cartier started to further develop their watch line applying innovative designs, components, and established trends in females and men fashion time wear. Montres Tag Heuer Grand Carrera Cartier men’s and women’s watches in gold with precious stones and diamonds to functional watches in chrome and leather, to bracelet sort watches for girls exclusively, all began to become lapped up by the eager customer. Cartier has set various precedents that have created its launch of view collections every single year a highly anticipated and eagerly awaited event. As a result of the years Cartier has collaborated with other well-known view makers to deliver an assortment of watches that give challenging competition to other watch makers this sort of as Breil, Pierre Cardin, Longines, Storm, Gucci, Frank Muller, Raymond Weil, Audemars Piguet among others.

A Comparison Of The Leading English Cufflink Brands

A Comparison Of The Leading English Cufflink Brands

There is a very large and diverse range of cufflinks, with something to suit every taste and personality. Each designer brand offers a unique look, but without knowing what sets them apart it is hard to find the right brand (and hence pair of cufflinks) for you. Some cufflink brands focus on classic sterling silver designs whilst others specialise in brightly coloured enamel cufflinks or sparkly crystal designs. There are several English designer brands that are particularly worth having a look at. In this article I will look at cufflinks from Duchamp-London, Tateossian, Simon Carter, Paul Smith, Tyler and Tyler, Murray Ward and Seven London.

If youre intention is to be bold and get noticed, take a look at Duchamp-London cufflinks. Duchamp is a premium mens accessories brand that has developed a global reputation for their use of vivid colours and detailed abstract designs. The cufflink shapes are classic and include rectangles, circles and ovals. The standout feature though is the vivid colour and design detail they are able to achieve through the use of hand enamelling. One of their signature cufflinks is the square Harlequin which has smaller squares of colour for a stained glass effect. Whilst most cufflinks have an abstract design, some include motifs such as paisley and floral patterns. Duchamp-London cufflinks make a strong style statement, and are there to be noticed. They are ideally suited for a confident man who wants to show that he has achieved a certain level of success and maturity.

Tateossian is a London based jewellery company, and as such their cufflinks are like pieces of jewellery with many incorporating precious stones such as onyx, mother of pearl, lapis, jade and even black diamonds. Their cufflinks are very high quality, with a close attention to detail. For example their football cufflinks feature a matching football boot, whilst their solid silver king skull cufflinks are decorated with Swarovski crystals in the crown and eyes. Tateossian cufflinks are ideally suited for special occasions and present a feeling of opulence and luxury. Tateossian are also well known for their mechanical cufflinks such as working thermometers, compasses and watches which can act as a real talking point.

The title King of Cufflinks belongs to Simon Carter, whose range has a very British flavour. His quirky sense of humour shines through with his modern take on vintage British styling, which includes his Victorian subversives and regency squares. There is a real cross section of patterns and shapes, holding it all together by Simon Carters love for everything British. Many cufflinks use semi precious stones such as mother of pearl and Swarovski crystals at very reasonable prices. Unusual shapes include; honeybees, aspirin tablets, petals and teapots. His cufflinks are well suited to anyone who wants to inject a light hearted feel into their plain everyday suit.

Paul Smith is perhaps one of Englands best loved fashion designers with his distinctive, slightly 1960s, British look. He has a very strong range of mens accessories which includes some wonderful cufflinks. Similar to Duchamp-London, classic shapes are given a unique twist with coloured enamelled patterns, such as the Paul Smith thin multi-stripe synonymous to the brand. There is a definite sense of fun running throughout the range, such as the classic British mini painted with the Paul Smith stripe.

Similar to Tateossian, Seven London is a jewellery brand with a range of designer cufflinks. All their designs combine solid silver with precious stones and crystals. Their look is fashionable and refined, with clean simple lines and limited use of colour. If you are looking for sports motif cufflinks for the discerning gentleman then look no further than Murray Ward. They specialise in solid silver designs on shooting, horse riding, golf tennis, skiing and other outdoor pursuits. Finally, Tyler and Tyler offer a unique collection of hand enamelled cufflinks with two very different signature looks. The first uses black floral silhouettes set against a background of vivid and seductive colour. This look is very dramatic and works very well with a black tie/dinner suit. Their second look is the Victorian tease, which has erotic pictures of Victorian women and will show off the more naughty side of your personality.

Prima Donna

Prima Donna

Gone are the days where women are compelled to fit into an impossible and idealistic size. Today, women are appreciated for their individuality. Designers of lingerie have finally realized that beauty does not need to be standardized and the surge in lingerie for fuller sized women has proven this fact. Women who are tired of constantly having to fit into an unrealistic size now have the luxury of pampering themselves with designs such as Prima Donna Lingerie that cater to real sized women so that they can feel sexy too.

Prima Donna is a popular brand of lingerie that entices women of all ages. The new Prima Donna Collections include a range of products fashionably and stylishly created for the larger cup sizes to suit every shape and size. Some of the glamorous and alluring pieces bear the names of exotic locations such as Alexandrie, Menton, Kensington and Broadway.

Ladies can indulge themselves in Prima Donna Alexandrie collection which is great under light summer attire. The delicate colours are contemporary, young and seductive. Featured in this collection are Prima Donna Alexandrie Balconnet Bra and eye catching Rio Briefs in delicate stretch embroidery with dainty floral motifs. This is a combination that feels extremely comfortable on skin.

The Menton collection is inspired by the ocean and is ideal for those who love the vintage or classic aura. The elaborate lace detail is feminine and offers maximum support, making this range of lingerie appropriate for everyday wear and perfect wear under light summer outfits. Featuring a deep plunge bra and briefs, this collection is available in a wide range of sizes including plus sizes, and is a must have for a collection of lingerie.

Kensington by Prima Donna is an elegant and vibrant collection available in fuchsia pink that guarantees the attention any woman deserves. Kensington, a must have this summer, is rich in exquisite embroidery on lace mesh tulle. The attention to detail is absolutely remarkable and this range will spice any collection of lingerie.

Prima Donna Broadway is available in an irresistible colour combination of black and midnight blue with sheer stretch lace embroidery and attractive detail. This range of lingerie is erotic and is specially created for women who dare to pamper themselves. Broadway is for women who are passionate and who love to bask in the attention.

Jewellery Not Just A Girl’s Best Friend

Jewellery Not Just A Girl’s Best Friend

It has always been deemed as a fashion-conscious world for females, but the same is also increasingly becoming the case for men. There is now a genuine interest from a male perspective in fashion, and equally there is no shame in admitting this, particularly as men also have an interest in looking their best. The world of men’s fashion is changing, and is now adding more diversity to men’s appearance through the use of jewellery.

For many years it was deemed ‘cool’ to wear a slap bracelet, particularly if you were a male during those school days. However, as time has progressed, the type of jewellery men have added to their appearance has also changed. There are now a growing number of men wearing earrings of all types, for example. .

There are a few main types of jewellery that are particularly popular with men; including wrist-wear such as bead and studded bracelets and bangles. There are also many types of fashionable rings available, ensuring that there are other purposes for wearing a ring other than being spoken for.

Cuff-links are becoming ever more popular, and such are normally available in a wide array of various shapes and patterns, whilst the style of cuff-links you choose will normally complement your personal fashion sense and are no longer reserved for the ‘smart’ look. Earrings are perhaps still quite common and have been for many years, being available in various styles such as studs and also plugs, with the latter considered intriguing for those individuals who would like to achieve a punk image. Other accessories of jewelleries include charm pins and badges, which act as great additions to clothing and bags whilst chain wallets can combine a bit of fashion with security.

There are also many forms of necklaces to choose from; from simple, handcrafted pendants to elaborate designer-branded necklaces, which can look very stylish particularly when wearing an open shirt or polo t-shirt.

Men’s jewellery is not there only for the purpose of making a fashion statement, but can act as the perfect present for any individual. While it might have began in an old fashion style in the form of pocket watches, men’s jewellery has since evolved to become more fashionable, both for the young and old generations.

For both sexes, this fashion-conscious world is forever evolving, but the type of jewellery you choose should complement the style you aim to achieve and the clothes you wear to achieve it. Whether it is a casual look, a smart, business attire or formal dress wear, there is a diverse range of men’s jewellery to choose from which will complement every style.

Daniel Collins writes on a number of topics on behalf of a digital marketing agency and a variety of clients. As such, this article is to be considered a professional piece with business interests in mind.

Wholesale Korean Fashion Clothing Offers Affordable Online Options

Wholesale Korean Fashion Clothing Offers Affordable Online Options

Some people like to dress fashionably and be seen in public. Others wear clothes that enhance their appearance especially when they are at the workplace. Wholesale Korean fashion stores make it possible for people to purchase clothes of their choice at affordable rates. They are the popular option today as they cost far less than the branded names that are sold online or offline. Korean clothes are trendy and popularly sought by youngsters today. They design fashion wear at affordable prices and teenagers and office-goers are gung-ho about their designs and styles.

This sort of wholesale Korean fashion clothing business proves to be lucrative as there are numerous stores that sell Korean fashion wear. Sometimes, they find it difficult to cope with the demand as more and more people buy in bulk to avail of the best deals available. Many people are investing money in clothing businesses as they are sure they can reap profits. If you plan to resale these clothes you should learn the ropes and tie up with a shipping company that is reliable and can deliver the clothes to customers promptly. Some companies offer free delivery if a certain amount of clothing is purchased from their store.

There is plenty of scope for businessmen who venture into this type of business. This is because they have the advantage of staying the in competition because of the low prices offered. Garments sourced out from Korean, China and Asian countries are cheap and offer the latest trends which make them desirable and coveted by people around the globe. Today, with the world being a global village, it is easy to pick up clothing from anywhere in the world. The internet has also proved to be a great advantage for merchants who carry out their business online with Korean fashion wholesale clothing at cost-effective prices.

Wholesale clothing does not only refer to apparel. It also includes accessories such as wrist watches, sun glasses, beach wear, hats, belts etc. People can buy these items at the same wholesale stores to match their outfits. Men, women and children can purchase all types of fashionable clothes from these stores including accessories, jewelry and other items such as shoes and handbags.

It is important to include jewelry and other accessories when talking about fashion. By changing the jewelry worn with a particular dress, you create a different look and this is the same when you change your shoes, clothing and accessories. Look for Korean fashion wholesale accessories when you browse online and source out some of the best items to add to your collection. Since there are no overheads, these stores are able to offer their lowest prices and this proves advantageous to all.

Wholesalers can also works as middlemen and offer low costs to retailers as they transfer the goods from the manufacturers. The clothing that they offer can suit the upper class, middle class as well as the lower class. The price is comparatively low for all these types of clothing and people take advantage of this to increase their wardrobe collection.

Fashion Dior Sunglasses, Men Are More Mannish

Fashion Dior Sunglasses, Men Are More Mannish

Most fashion accessories are designed for women, but fashion sunglasses are also designed for men. Fashion Dior Sunglasses are the sunglasses make men more mannish. If you want to look stylish whenever the sun’s shining then you could do worse than to treat yourself to a pair of fashion Dior sunglasses. The shape of the sunglasses must suit the shape of the face in such a way as to enhance it, rather than to emphasize it.
Aside from suiting the shape of your face, it is important to know if the fashion Dior sunglasses are designed to offer the maximum protection to the extremely delicate eyeball to protect it from the suns’ harmful rays. After this, you can concentrate on getting the right style for your own sense of fashion. These aspects are many and varied everything from polarizing the lenses to using interchangeable nose pieces.
Aviator
The perennial favorite saw a massive resurgence in the eighties with the release of Top Gun. These were originally designed for the US Airforce and were provided to the pilots free of charge. They became popular with the masses when the, now famous, photo of General Douglas MacArthur wading ashore in the Phillipines was published and he was wearing these sunglasses. The best thing about these little beauties is they can be worn with almost any style of clothing.
Rimless
Even though these styles of Dior Designer Sunglasses appeal to almost every demographic of male sunglass wearer, due to the nature of their design, Rimless sunglasses are probably more suited to the young urban professional than your average Joe or sports jock.
Plastic protectors
So before you lash out and buy new fashion Dior sunglasses, check and see what the leading designers have in-store. Depending on your requirements, whether it be a pair for the office or just a pair for your car, they are sure to have what ever you desire for your next pair of Dior Sunglasses
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Hermes Kelly Long Wallet

Hermes Kelly Long Wallet

In some ways, choosing a wallet is harder than selecting a purse. There are just so many different factors to consider: its capacity, the pocket size, and whether it will fit well inside your purse, to name a few. But with the Hermes Kelly wallet, youve got a no-brainer. This magnificent money holder packs smart function into a wearable work of art.

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Like the Hermes handbags, the Kelly wallet is crafted by hand, using only the finest materials and meticulous techniques. Precious metals are used for the zippers and other hardware, ensuring decades of reliable service. The Hermes Kelly is available in several other textures, materials, and colors, but if youre looking to make a high-impact style statement, you cant beat the vibrancy of Hermes signature orange crocodile skin.

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Our Hermes replica wallet boasts all of the same efficiencies as the original: 12 roomy slots for credit cards, IDs, and membership cards; two spacious slots for cash, receipts, and checks; a coin pocket with an adorable zipper pull adorned with a mini Hermes lock; and much more. Everything is kept neatly organized, yet easily accessible. No more struggling to close your wallet to contain whats insidethe Kelly clasp opens and closes smoothly, keeping valuables secure. Its so roomy, you can even use it as a clutch to hold a slim cell phone and other essentials. Rather than spend two months salary on one wallet, purchase a high-quality replica Hermes wallet from Top 1 Handbags. Our hand-selected assortment reflects the same level of quality and style, with a liberal dose of value.