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Best Homemade Cream Recipes: Dry Skin

This homemade cream gets to the surface of your skin. penetrate your epidermal layer. While hydrating and moisturizing the dermal layer of your skin.

Oils

5 1/2 tablespoon  grapeseed oil

1/3 cocoa butter

Cocoa butter is the fat surrounding the cocoa bean. which chocolate is made from, thick and solid at room temperature. Cocoa butter is excellent for dry, and mature skin.

1 cup grated beeswax

Beeswax provides a thickness in all skin care products. You can find this in lip balm to body butters, creams, salves, and lotions. Be sure that the beeswax you buy is pure and refined. Your beeswax should be golden to green in color not white.

Waters

2/3 cup of rosewater

1/3 cup of aloe vera gel

4 drops geranium

4 drops frankincense

2 drops of Australian sandalwood

1. In a double boiler over very low heat, combine grape seed oil, Cocoa butter,  and grated beeswax. ( If you don’t have a double boiler, then put water into the pot and place a bowl on top). Heat enough to melt the solid oils together. Stir well then set it aside once finish let it cool to room temperature. This will take 1-2 hours. option 1 melt oils and waxes the night before and then let them sit overnight. option 2 If pressed for time you can hurry the process. Place the cooling mixture in the refrigerator. Remember keep an eye on it so it doesn’t get too cold. It needs to be at room temperature.

2. Combine rose water, aloe vera gel, and essential oils in glass measuring cup. Whisk together. then set aside.

3. When oil mixture has cooled to room temperature pour it into a blender. Be sure the lid is on time is on tight and secure, and then turn on the blender and its highest speed. Slowly drizzle water mixture into the center vortex of the whirling oil mixture. Be sure to be steady and slow.

4. Listen to the blender and watch the cream. When the blender coughs and chokes, it will start to look thick and white, turn off the blender. If there is water remaining in the glass measuring cup, you can slowly try to add a little more. Beat by hand with a spoon, don’t over beat the cream; it will thicken as it sets.

5. Package your cream in clean, dry glass jar.

This cream will last for 6-9 months if stored in a cool location; it does not need refrigeration.

* Caution: Contamination problem if you use a container. Be sure to remove the inner cardboard ring in the lid. It’s a perfect place for bacteria. Make sure the container you use is washed and thoroughly dried before you fill with cream.

The benefits of this cream is amazing!!! unlike other creams you get from your local stores that only gets only to the surface of your skin. This homemade cream will actually penetrate your epidermal layer. While hydrating and moisturizing the dermal layer of your skin . The water elements like the rose water and the aloe vera gel serves to moisturize the skin cells. The oils seal in moisture which protects the skin barrier. If you want to place this on your face, place small amount on your fingers. Then massage gentle when applying onto your face. You can be generous with the amount for the rest of your body. There will be a temporary feeling of oiliness that will disappear within a few minutes. Then will start to absorb into your skin.

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Designers Guide to Price points

As a Fashion Designer we have to think about our clientele and who would fit, and benefit most from the product we make. Thinking of our target market demographics, and even psychographics.…
The price point system is important to know, because of these 4 reasons Why?

  1. How much time and work you put into your design
  2. Having to match the quality of your materials to the price
  3. Lets your customers know how much they are willing to spend
  4. How much you would be pricing your product as

I recommend Designers this article called How a Young Fashion Designer Stands Out in a Crowded Market Rebecca Minkoff quotes “I didn’t put a tag on it saying it was made with this other type of leather, but the bag didn’t look the same, and my customers knew it. We recognized that immediately when sales for the item didn’t perform.”

This is a perfect example of knowing your price point, whether it will make or break a product your design.

There are six major price point that you should know

Designer Price Point

Designer is the highest price that caters to the more luxurious and high-priced clients. A  garment piece would cost about $1,500+ from one article of clothing. Your design must match the price when working in this price zone. When dealing with designer price zone your design would be superior in fabric, embellishments, details, and trimmings. The upside to working in the designer price point is that you have the free reign to be creative without having to worry about cost.

Bridged Price Point

Bridge is between designer and better one-third to one half of the designer price zone. Usually, garments would cost one-half to one-third lower of designer prices. The clothing in this price zone is career separates and fine fabric dresses costing $300-1000. Bridge price point products have the same look as a designer product but made with less costly fabrics and embellishments, and trimmings.

Better Price Point

Better price zone is between medium to high. In price, the fabrics, style, and craftsmanship Better should be of good quality. prices would fall $200-300+ dresses, sports, and coordinated separates.

Contemporary Prince point

Contemporary this price zone is a favored among younger or new designers. Thinking of entering this market, then your designs have to be more innovative, modern, and trend forward. This price zone is for designers who are unique in current styles, fashion, and design. Target market would be towards women 20s to 30s with prices from $90-200 similar or higher than better.

Moderate Price Point

Moderate is applied to middle-class customers, it includes selling dresses, sportswear, and career attire. This price is nationally advertised brands, you can look to Gap, Guess, or Levis as example prices cause the prices vary, but if I have to estimate it would be around $50-100.

Budget Price Point

Budget is the lowest on the price point, the garment is usually fair in price, quality, and value. Therefore, a fashion designer may not fall under this price zone because this is selling more towards “promotional” or “mass” market. Mass-market garment is a knock-off version of the original being sold at a lower price for the masses which would be about $50 or less.

I hope this helped future or current designers out there. Because when I first learn about the price point system, I didn’t really understand it. The price point is to help you understand what you are selling to your upcoming customers and to always be consistent with your brand. But if you come across a problem and you’re selling a product, make sure it matches the quality of what you’re selling.  I have a lovely cheat sheet of the six major price points that I hope you lovely creatives will enjoy, a fashionable price point chart, you can stick it in your binder, hang it on your wall, or place on your desk. Enjoy Designers!

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Careers and Where to Find Them: Fashion Forecaster

Careers and Where to Find Them is to help future designers out there minimize searching, to focus on starting your new career and build your portfolio. This page has title, description, salary, references, and links to see if this career is right for you.

 Fashion Forecaster

Description

Fashion forecasters predict upcoming trends and present trends that are on the decline. Silhouette, shoe shape, textile choice, color schemes, skirt lengths, and jewelry are all within the scope of a forecaster’s vision. As a fashion forecaster, you will look at sales figures and record patterns or trends that emerge. Forecasters must be in touch with multiple markets.

Skills Sets

  • Show a keen interest in past and current fashion trends
  • Have a thorough knowledge of the fashion industry
  • Have good networking and communicational skills
  • Be imaginative and creative
  • Have the right I.T skills
  • Be willing to do extensive research

Education

Many employers prefer applicants with a degree in fashion design, fashion merchandising, apparel production, textile design, textile merchandising, fashion marketing, or fashion retailing. Aspiring fashion forecasters must spend years working in the industry before becoming salaried fashion forecasters, especially for a top firm. So in addition to a degree, employers prefer a minimum of 5-7 years’ experience in the fashion industry in areas such as marketing, retail, product development, or merchandising.

Advancement Opportunity

$100,000 or more on the high end. Salaries are even higher if they work for an independent firm. Independent firms can charge $150,000 or more for a single project.

Periodical/URL

Career Info

Fashion Capital

Wayup.com

The Process Of Fashion Forecasting

Job Sites

Glassdoor

Linkedin

Weconnectfashion.com  (This is a website that connects you to Fashion Forecasting companies simply click on careers when you enter their website. You never know you might get lucky and find your dream job).

Internships

Dream Careers

Cotton Incorporated 

internships.com

Intershala

Resume Samples

Live Career

Cover letter sample 

Resume Now (just letting you know this is not the right resume sample use Fashion forecasting job descriptions & skills be an example)

Tests

Princeton Review

16 Personalities 

Careerfitter

Geographical Location

 Fashion forecasters may work directly with retail companies, apparel, and textile firms or designers. They may also work for consulting firms, for independent fashion forecasting firms, or independently.

Misc. Comment such as Salary etc.

 Earn around $50,000

that’s all I have for you on careers and where to find them, please check out my previous post on Assistant Fashion Designer. If you like these types of post, and it has helped narrow down your career choice let me know and leave a comment.

Careers and Where to Find Them: Textile Designer

Careers and Where to Find Them is to help future designers out there minimize searching, to focus on starting your new career and build your portfolio. This page has title, description, salary, references, and links to see if this career is right for you.

Job Title:

Textile Designer

Description:

Textile designers create fabric designs and patterns for woven, knitted and printed materials. In this role, your designs would be used to make clothing or interior furnishings such as upholstery, soft furnishings, and carpets.

Skills Sets:

To be a textile designer you’ll need:
  • Must have a creative flair and the ability to understand color, texture, and patterns
  • A good understanding of different techniques and the properties of different materials
  • Knowledge of CAD software
  • Have good communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team and on your own initiative
  • Budgeting skills and the ability to work out costs
  • Marketing, financial and administrative skills needed for running a business.

Education:

  • Diploma in Textile Design
  • Manufacturer Award in Sampling Techniques for Textile Design

Advancement Opportunity:

You could find work with a large manufacturing company or a small, exclusive design house. You may also find opportunities with architects, interior designers, fabric or clothing manufacturers, and retailers.

With experience, you could progress to a senior design position, or work as a product or project manager.

Periodical/URL:

Career Info

https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/advice/planning/jobprofiles/Pages/textiledesigner.aspx

Study.com

Jobs

Glassdoor

Indeed

Linkedin

Sample Resumes

Velvet Jobs

Best Sample Resumes

Free Resume Builder Online

Internships

Internships Down Under

Internships.com

Intern Queen ( You can just find regular fashion internship if you don’t see textile design internships * always check for updates)

Tests

Jung Typology Test

16 Personalities Test 

Careertest.net

Geographical Location:

A lot of your time will be spent at a computer, designing fabrics and working on patterns. You may sometimes need to travel to visit trade fairs, clients and manufacturers.

As a freelance designer, you’ll work your hours to fit in with your clients. You will usually split your time between designing and marketing your work.

Salary:

You’ll usually start out as a designer on around £15,000 to £20,000 a year.

Once you have the experience you could earn up to 28,000 a year.

Senior designers or design directors may earn £40,000 a year or more.

 

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