Candle holders have been around for centuries, candles used to me one of the main forms of light and one of the best ways to make the most of this light was with a holder. Furthermore they have also played a very significant role in religious and cultural ceremonies. There also always been a lot of importance placed on the type of candle holders that have been used and most of all the material that is used to make them. Most of us will be buying candle holders and other candle accessories for decorative purposes and not necessarily for a any formal ceremonies. With so many choices on offer it can be tricky choosing the best one for you, so here we have give you some great information that will allow you to make the best choice available.
There are many different types of candle holders that you can buy, here is a list of the most popular.
This is the type of candle holder that most people with visualise when they speak about candle holders. You should always look out for the candlesticks that have a drip guard built on to them because this will help you from sparing your table cloth of any unwanted candle wax. The only issue with candlesticks is that they come in all different sizes so you need to make sure that your candles will fit securely inside. Sometimes the candles are just too small and you will have to do a bit of a DIY job to make sure that they stay neatly in place.
Fitted Candle Holder
The fitted candle holders are a very popular choice amongst candle lovers because they are very easy to use. The candle holders are specifically designed to hold a certain size of candle, this makes buying them separately very easy indeed. You have the peace of mind knowing that you candles will fit the holder. If you can't picture this type of holder then you just need to think about the holders that you have seen tea lights placed in, they have been specifically designed to hold that type of candle.
Lantern Candle Holder
This is my favourite choice because they definitely offer the most decorative look out of all the candle holders on the market. They can be used both in and out of the house. When they are used in the garden they look absolutely stunning and when inside the home they can give that old world feeling to your room.Add a comment Add a comment
For fashion buyers and catwalk addicts, International Fashion Week Las Vegas is one of the most exciting events on the calendar. Actually, make that two – FWLV is held biannually. The show is designed to highlight exciting young designers from all over the world, in one of the most insanely vibrant cities on the planet. Las Vegas is literally the city that never sleeps – even New Yorkers tend to shut up shop at some point in the small hours.
If you haven’t been to Vegas before, you’ll find that February is one of the quieter months for the city, which can make for a nice introduction to its numerous distractions. You may find that there’s not enough time to visit the casinos during Fashion Week anyway, in which case try logging onto www.gamingclub.co.uk/mobile-casino/mobile-slots/ for a bit of practice. If you do have time to try your luck on the Strip, you’ll find the casinos won’t be stuffed to capacity with tourists trying to escape the summer heat. Temperatures are cool in February, though there’s plenty of sunshine. Local restaurants and businesses will be vying for trade, so shop around.
Designers and fashion houses from more than 14 countries will be represented at FWLV, including Afriq Expressions. Based in Vegas, Afriq Expressions is the brainchild of Ola Alabi, who uses African designs with Art Deco and Euro-Asian influences, to create riotously colorful clothes and accessories.
Victoria Roberts created the Wish Now brand to “open eyes to the idea that there are no rules when it comes to one’s fashion and self-expression.” Roberts has a degree in Fashion Design from San Diego and takes some inspiration from the theatre, having worked for a while as a Wardrobe Supervisor in Maryland. The Wish Now brand is celebrating its first anniversary.
Chris Ber’y is the brand name of the Russian designer Kristina Berezhneva. Her strikingly unique collection for 2014 centers on elegance and femininity, with an emphasis on evening wear.
Moldova’s Olga Blanc runs the O’Blanc clothing store in Chisinau, the country’s capital. Her formal, Haute Couture work includes wedding dresses, and everything’s hand-crafted. Embroidery and lace, crystals and beads are featured in her elegant pieces.
Other collections to look out for include that of Mo Benchellal, who’s based in the Netherlands and describes himself as an art director as well as a designer. Alpaca Couture use American alpaca wool to create clothing that’s “more than knitwear”, with an eye on the mechanics of creating new silhouettes from a traditional fabric.
Fashion Week returns to Las Vegas in August 2014.
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