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Karen Millen Icelandic Fashion

Shopping-and-Product-Reviews Fashion design is the art of the application of design and aesthetics or natural beauty to clothing and accessories. When the term fashion design is mentioned to many people, the only groups of people that come to their mind are women. This is because women have been so receptive to fashion as compared to other groups like the men and the children. Women are always particular about what they wear, how they look and the more the trends change, the more reason why so many fashion designers like Karen Millen target this group. It is believed that a fashion designer who targets women will never go wrong because their designs will always sell in the market especially after the fashion designer wins their confidence and trust. As long as a fashion designer connects with their target group, they will always know what to design for them. Karen Millen is a well known designer from Iceland who gained her fame through the great designs she has made ever since she joined the fashion industry. Established in 1981 with the first dedicated store opening in 1983, Karen Millen’s unique appeal has enabled the brand to trade successfully in the global marketplace where its greatest future potential lies. It is a luxury brand delivering high quality, beautifully designed clothing, footwear jewelry and accessories. Karen Miller started with women’s clothing and when they were received well in the market, she went ahead to design other items like shoes, ladies’ bags, footwear, outerwear and also jewelers. Karen Millen brings designer-wear to the high street with a bold approach to clothing for the body-conscious cosmopolitan woman. Karen Millen customers are united by their confident sense of style rather than by age. The brand is positioned as an entry level designer brand that brings true design appeal to the high street. Its target customer is confident and aspires to a high level of luxury and glamour with clothes that fit and flatter the contours of her body. Karen Millen dresses incorporate a bold approach for modern-day cosmopolitan women. Karen Millen comes up with 8 new collections every year, which are well-known for their style, and are in sync with the latest fashion trend. She uses color fabrics that are neither too bright nor to plain like black, white, silver, etc. Karen Millen dress designs include various types of patterns from floral to butterfly to slinky that give away a sophisticated and rich look. Karen Millen dresses are beautifully tailored using high-quality fabric, with different kinds of embellishments in gold, sequins or animal prints. Some of her work includes tailored clothes for ladies, coats for ladies too, as well as evening wear for the same group. It is very easy to locate her great designs in the internet because many online retail stores sell them. Indeed, on any given day one can find a Karen Millen Sale on such sites. Women visit these sites everyday in order to get what they are looking for. It should also be noted that Karen Millen’s clothes sell at reasonable prices in order to give a chance to the poor, the middle and the low income earners an experience to fashion as well. About the Author: 相关的主题文章:

What Is The Current State Of House Building Planning Permissions In The

Investing In the national drive to increase the stock of housing in the UK, among the leading indicators of new-build activity might be planning permissions granted by local planning authorities (LPAs) to convert underused UK land to homes. They are the investors who most often make a change of use request. District planning authorities have, as of the end of June 2014, granted changes to 170 applicants out of 200 decisions made (with 42 applications still pending, as of November 1 2014), according to statistics supplied by the Department for .munities and Local Government (DCLG). This relatively high proportion of approvals, 88 per cent, might indicate a relaxed approach to authorities review and scrutiny of such applications. But this proportion of applications-to-approvals has remained relatively constant since before the financial crisis of 2008. Such approvals range between 81 per cent (Q1 2008) to 89 per cent (Q2 2013). The numbers of applications indicating effort on the part of real estate developers and their financiers have varied a bit more. The highest number of applications made per year since 2004 was 689, in 2004/2005, dropping notably by 2009/2010 to 466 applications and to 454 applications by 2012/2013. In the 2013/2014 fiscal year, that number is up only slightly to 472. These middling numbers since 2008 suggest several things. One is that the economic recovery has been slow, and that perhaps all efforts toward localism in the shift of authority to LPAs (versus regional and national planning) have not changed the landscape all that much. The Government schemes to make home buying more affordable have had a noticeable effect on the number of home sales, but this may be expressed more frequently in the purchase of existing homes that require no planning authority involvement. The statistics get a bit more interesting and perhaps meaningful when broken down by the sheer numbers of dwellings and change of use. Some highlights from DCLG reports include: Most dwellings Planning authorities have ruled on hundreds of homes in several standout locations include Cornwall (1,615 dwellings), Wandsworth (1,087 dwellings), Kensington and Chelsea (897 dwellings), and Cheshire East (503 dwellings). Most change of use All told, the LPAs granted 23,884 use designation changes in 2013/2014. But this number includes changes to residential as well as to retail, offices, light industry, general industry, storage, distribution and a handful of Traveller caravan pitches. The largest numbers of change of use applications granted were Leeds (379 applications), Birmingham (275 applications), Liverpool (239 applications), and Leicester (207 applications). What should be noted is that the City of London granted only 67 such changes of use, which perhaps illustrates how the heavily built environments simply have less land to convert to an alternative use. Time required to grant a change Much has been made of speeding up the application process, which may have been ac.plished in the 2013/2014 year. Of 472 applications received in this time frame, 71 major applications were decided upon in 13 weeks or less, up a bit (from 57 and 58 in the preceding two years). Developers and their investors, many working through such instruments as real asset portfolio investing, prefer an expedited process such that they can get a faster return on their investment. While none of this indicates an incontrovertibly robust move forward to building sorely needed by Britain it does suggest a trending in the right direction. More people are able to buy more homes than in the preceding five years, to which homebuilders are beginning to respond. Planning permission changes generally indicate where populations are shifting, often drawn by new employment from growing .panies. Investors recognise that homes absolutely need to be built, so getting past the bottleneck often inherent in the planning approval process is one more piece leading to increasing the housing stock. Individual investors need to consider this information under the guidance of an independent financial advisor. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: