How to Find the Perfect Engagement Ring

002-emily-tozerWritten by Cynthia Findlay Antiques

The hunt for the perfect engagement ring can be exciting; but it can also be overwhelming if you don’t know what to look for. Luckily, we’ve been helping customers find engagement rings for many years and we know a thing or two about how to shop like a pro. Here are three things to consider when shopping for that perfect engagement ring.

Determine your budget. There’s nothing worse than coming across what seems to be the perfect engagement ring only to find out it is way over your budget. Avoid this type of heartbreak by figuring out your budget before you hit jewellery stores. Armed with a price range you’re comfortable with, your bride-to-be and your wallet will be pleased. Continue reading

Men’s Sportywears Fashion Trends

Sportswear as a fashion trend has been evolving for the past few years. For spring 2014 it continues on the direction of sleek, minimal and luxurious, making itself ripe for new interpretations now and into fall. Read on for the full report.
To assume that sports fashion finally grew up wouldn’t be such an in incorrect presumption. Although it might seem like yesterday when sportswear was all about throwing on pair of looses pants, a slouchy t-shirt and a cool cap, years have since gone by with them the lines got blurred. The athletic influences are no longer that obvious, when they are, something about them screams pure luxury. Could be the sexier feel, the unexpected styling or the luxury fabrics used to balance out the relaxed silhouettes, but what is certain is that sportywears fashion makes for an effortlessly elegant looks one of these days.


ONE of this season’s lead stories, the athletic trend comes brimming with old-school attitude. Hi-tech fabrics and sports mesh abound but what felt freshest this season was the old-school approach to styling,” says Vogue contributing fashion editor Kate Phelan. Look for classic touches – plimsolls, racer backs, gym shorts, and go-faster stripes – to capture that sports-day spirit.


The Sports Luxury Trend
As the impressive and unprecedentedly successful 2012 Olympics tie its last ribbon, a battle for gold took place behind the scenes. Stella McCartney, Ralph Lauren and Giorgio Armani showcased their creations on a new type of catwalk. Just like the best professionals in sport, fashion too is always preparing ahead of time with a goal in mind, but never before has sportswear been dissolved and revived in such a fusion of performance and style.


Notably, it was the Italians and Dutch who were equally impressive in their stylish representations of their countries character. Armani chose to have his outfits permeate a fairly subdued formal aesthetic, with emphasis on hidden detail – for example, words from the national anthem were printed into the lining of the jackets.


Look One: Sporting Whites
Riviera and luxury go hand in hand, just as Henleys have been associated with sport ever since Chariots of Fire. In light cotton rather than a heavier waffle knit, a Henley will enable you to stride purposefully from the bar to the track with your mind fully on the competition.


The element of luxury lay in the fabric and the cut, with garish neon’s being replaced with well placed zips and asymmetrical lines. Though there is no doubt the Olympic year has played a role in the resurgence of sportswear, the intensity by which established and young designers have tried to redefine its character means this trend may be only just getting into gear.

Emerging Style Icons – 2016

Article Written by : UNO Art Gallery

Every year fashion styles come and go and celebrities are one of those who showcase these different fashion style icons of the year.  As months go by they would be seen in different movies, awards night, and various events.  Couturier and stylist are hired to help them out during these events.  They are expected to look their best all the time.  Here’s a countdown to the 10 chicest women to hit the style scene in 2016.  So therefore who among those listed will reach the icon status.


ADELE EXARCHOPOULOS.  A co-star of arguably one of the sexiest films of the year – Blue is the Warmest Color.  This French actress strikes a balance between sultry and sweet in this opposite look in long black dress and dainty pink one.


ATHENA CALDERON.  A creator and interior designer who has tried many things throughout some years such as modelling, acting, singing, styling, designing and a lot more.  Being a designer it does show on the outfit she’s wearing with the beautiful black revealing lace dress as oppose to the stripe pants and midriff top.


BRIT MARLING.  An American girl with some credentials being a writer, producer, director and actress.  She personifies sophistication in her style in fashion.


IGGY AZALEA.  A model – slash – musician who comes from Australia and does experiments on these different versions of midriff inspired outfit.

IMOGENE POOTS.  This British girl with major pedigree sports in her untamed locks and streamlined looks.

YASMIN SEWELL.  She is from Australia who has an eye for designers on the rise.  This definitely a head turner fashion statement.


LILY COLLINS marked her moments at the red carpet when she hit the limelight and stride amidst clicking flash of cameras.  She does look stunning in her different styles.


LUPITA NYONG’O.  She’s one of the actress of The Twelve Years a Slave that garnered a lot of fuzz and buzz during the Oscar awards night.  In her elegant and vibrant white statement in her dress.


NASIBA ADILOVA, Russian girl that keeps us guessing with her range of choices of brands.  A cool newcomer yet slowly becoming a street style star with her fierce choice of style.

SUKI WATERHOUSE who’s often favors for British brands.  She does joins the ranks with the likes of Sienna Miller ….. yet for her she’s just starting to be noticed.