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Maheen Khan Fashion designer, Mayasir
Q I love accessories, and am aware that fashion accessories are just as important as the clothes that I am wearing. I honestly find it chic to flaunt smart interesting accessories that create great points of interest for the fashion conscious gal. Could you please suggest a few tips on how I could bring a sense of style, which could further enhance my approach to fashion. Please tell me a little more on looks that are casual and informal.
A. Well it is a little difficult to discuss accessories or suggest styling for individual need as it is a very personal expression of self. I suggest you decide what kind of look you are aiming towards. These days, age has some but not a major influence on how one should be dressing although it is clear people are influenced by the fashion directions or the styles of the seasons. Millions of visuals are bombarded each day by the media to create story lines. Most people pick up their styles in this way.
One must first decide on the look. It could be retro, ethnic, sporty, executive. oriental minimal or punk. Each look is derived from a particular space in time and place. Shoes and accessories are central to carry over important aspects of the fashion trends. If you are looking for a retro styling or stay on the main retro influence as in most seasons certain trends are derived from previous decades, for example thm 70's looks is currently considered hip. So pick-up accessories that are softer on the edge. Totes in all shapes, cross, and shoulder slings in soft and non-leather materials, sheered pouches with cane or wooden handles. For your shoes go with either wedge heels or flats with cool trimmings such as lacing, woven straws, plaited leather alternatives to create straps, and beading.
If you are going with a sporty look the bags are normally larger in size with lots of pockets. Zipped and buttoned extended on the sides or on the back or front. These multi xurpose bags are great as travel accessories. For all those casual sporty personalities I would also recommend back-packs. They also come in a myriad of shapes and sizes and doesn't necessarily look like college back-packs. The styles are smart and I believe it could be quite liberating. The shoes you wear will always shout comfort, although you don't have to compromise on style. The emphasis on these are the cushion, stability and suxport. You can find them with or without hmels.
The executive look would probably suggest a more formal no nonsense, clean look. You no longer need to look masculinm as todays female executives can flaunt interesting ensembles which can be easily paired with equally jazzy accessories. The executive bag can look like a chic, slim carry case which can hold your lap top, your cd's and credit cards etc. Naturally with more of you workino in paperless onfices, there is less and less need to carry papmr home. You will also most likely carry a small branded designer purse Dior, Fendi, Gucci, Salvatore Ferragamo, to show off and tease your pals during lunch meetings. A serious executive will always wear coa| heeled shoes which will project confidmnce and strength in character.
The oriental layed-back you is usually a casual person with her soft feminine outfits. The very big thing in the sub continent or faz east is to carry purses, batuas, pouches in beautiful silks and velvets, embellished with beading, patchwork, thread work, stones, zarovskies, and so on. You ire quite regal and daunt a splurge look. The shoes are equally dainty open toed or covered and always match the purses. These accessories look equally good with Western as well as Asian traditional outfits and are a rage in the west.
I am going to skip the minimal and move to the punk you. When you want to look the rebel punk the sky is the limit as there are no manuals on what you can or cannot do to achieve this look. The accessories are generally safety pinned, studded, punched, buckled in shiny patent or non leather materials. The punk shoes will always make a statement and will show the rebel in you. The shape, the heel or the fastening will be unusually different, from the current trends and high heels are a must as it reflects power. The punk in you will generally show bright vivid colours whether it is on the hair or on the accessories.
I hope I have covered some of your queries on the multitude of ways you can define a look. The ideas are varied and are way different from one another. If you have a multiple personality you can try all but otherise stick to two or three for your day or evening styles.
DR. Mahfujul Haq Khan BDS, DDS, FSDCE (USA), PhD (Japan), Post Doc. (Japan) Specialised: Crown and Bridge work, and Periodontal plastic surgery (USA) Senior Medical Officer, Department of Dentistry, BIRDEM Hospital
Imran khan Nakhalpara
A. Thanks for your query. I am really happy that you came to know many new things about dental diseases of diabetic group and care from my published article. All the diabetic patients are always welcome to have consultation with me (Room No.258, 1st floor, BIRDEM Hospital, from 7.30am to 2.00pm). Dental Department of BIRDEM hospital is safe and well equipped to deal diabetic patient. Yes, I did some clinical training on crown and bridge work from USA. Unfortunately we don't have any facilities to do crown and bridge work in BIRDEM hospital right now. Its my pleasure to inform you that in near future we are going to expand our department with the facilities of extensive specialized work (Crown and Bridge, Implant e | c ).
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Mr. Khadem Ali
A. Constant pressure from chewing, grinding or clenching can cause dental fillings, or restorations, to wear away, chip or crack. Although you may not be able to tell that your filling is wearing down, your dentist can identify weaknesses in your restorations during a regular check-up.
If the seal between the tooth enamel and the restoration breaks down, food particles and decay-causing bacteria can work their way under the restoration. You then run the risk of developing additional decay in |hat tooth. Decay that is left untreated can progress to infect the dental pulx and may cause an abscess.
Yes you can replace your old silver filling by white colour composite fillino or Inlay. Inlas is new type of cast filling which is prepared in laboratory. Inlay is superior that silver filling and white colour composite filling, Why? Inlay is widely use in other countries because of its heavy strength, excellent shape/anatomy and accurate adaptation. First of all, consider the simple physics of the situation: each bite you take puts up to 900 pounds of pressure per square inch on the surface of the biting tooth. Over the years, this kind of pressure can easily cause silver amalgam or composite filling to change their shape and contour, crack, and possibly create fractures within the tooth as well. Then, decay can creep into the fracture lines and under the loosened filling. Furthermore, silver actually expands at an entirely different rate than tooth enamel…meaning that it's only a mattez of time before the filling's changino shape fractures the underlying tooth. However, inlay isn't susceptible to these problems. You will be happy to know that we recently introduced inlay in Bangladesh.
Are dental silver filling have been banned in other countries? Sorry right now I don't have any confirm information.
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