Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Ines Gloves' glove of the week

This week's glovey feature is inspired by celebrity stylist Lori Goldstein and the bubbly hot pink gloves she wore during the MET Vogue gala in 2012.

Introducing your Lori Goldstein hot pink fingerless shoulder-high gloves...

These gloves are an exclusive design... hot pink like the surrealist designs of Elsa Schiaparelli (circa 1937) and a piece of Hollywood glam!

Hot pink gloves add a touch of sparkle to your outfit, and are made with the quality and elegance that have come to define Ines Gloves. This is a very exclusive design with limited availability, so get your Lori Goldstein hot pink fingerless shoulder-high gloves today!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Bring your autumn gloves out of storage...

It's that time of year again... the warm evenings of summer are cooling off, and the leaves will soon begin to fall. It's now time to bring your favorite Ines Gloves out of storage and once again make them part of your daily wardrobe!

It is very important to store your leather gloves properly throughout the spring and summer to ensure long life. Fashionable leather gloves are typically made from the highest quality sheep and lambskin, which are thinner, softer, and more delicate when compared to cowhide. A leather conditioner is very important, but to preserve the suppleness of your favorite leather gloves, here are a few easy tips for storage:  

~ when storing leather gloves for a long period of time, keep them in a well-ventilated, dark area. This will ensure that the leather remains soft and supple without becoming moldy. A dark area is especially important, as sunlight tends to dry out the leather, causing it to crack.

~ however you choose to store your gloves, make sure that they lay flat. Leather is a type of skin, and so it can become permanently creased over time.

~ do not store your leather gloves in a sealed plastic bag! Because it is a natural material, leather needs to breath. The best option is to carefully wrap your gloves in cloth (while laying them flat, of course).

~ if your gloves happen to become wet, do not heat them up to dry them! Simply allow them to air dry. Drying your gloves using mechanical means will cause them to lose their natural oils, causing the leather to become brittle.

As with anything, if properly cared for, it will last you a lifetime. Ines Gloves are no exception. They are made from the highest quality hides, and so deserve the highest quality care!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Ines loves fur and leather...

It's that time of year again... the evenings are cooling off, and we are beginning to look toward the changing colours of autumn. Do not despair about the loss of summer... rather, begin to dream in white leather! Leather will once again be a material of choice for autumn 2014, with additional colours and textures coming forth. Also, the combination of fur and leather will once again grace the runways to create a warm, cool weather look that is sure to please!

A pair of my sensual almost elbow-high gloves and a genuine fur cape in white work together to create the perfect ensemble for a warm winter look that is both indulgent and elegant.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

The elegance of Ines... in the garden???

And who says you can't look glamorous while in the garden??? Ines Gloves are the perfect image of elegance, and work to completely transform your look, no matter what your look may be. Though Ines has no immediate plans to create "my fashion gardening gloves", it may be best to leave your favourite pair of Ines Gloves inside while working with dirt, water, and gardening tools. Bring them out for the garden party afterwards though!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Ines Gloves' glove of the week

Do you ever have difficulty finding leather gloves to find your small, delicate hands? Have you had to resort to children's gloves in the past?

If you have had to answer "yes" to either of these questions, you may be interested in this week's glovey feature: my petite cashmere lined gloves!

These gloves are perfect for small, dainty hands, and are lined with luxurious red cashmere. A treat for your hardworking hands, inside and out! These special gloves are available in 9 wonderful colors.

As for sizing, these gloves fit sizes 5 - 5.5. To properly fit these gloves, the length of your middle finger should be approximately 7 cm, while the circumference of your hand should be 15 - 16 cm.

Enhance your elegance with a pair of my petite cashmere lined gloves to make an already dainty hand even more elegant...

Monday, August 18, 2014

Now at Ines... exotic leather!

The snake has always been a symbol of grace, power, and nobility, a significance honoured by the use of snakeskin to create very elegant and very unique glove designs.

My snake half scoop gloves look so elegant on your hands that you will be certain to stand out in a crowd! This exclusive design is only available at Ines Gloves...

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Featuring our favourite men of leather...

Leather is one of those timeless fabrics that never goes out of style. Over the years, the world of fashion has witnessed some dramatic trend changes, but true elegance never fades...

The following celebrity men have helped to pave the way for leather pants, making it sexy for men of all ages to indulge...

Elvis Presley wore his signature popped collar and skintight leather pants for female audiences everywhere in 1968 for his '68 Comeback Special.

Colin Farrell had all he needed in a pair of baggy leather pants for this pose in Australia (1995).

David & Victoria Beckham proved that "a couple in leather stays together" with matching motorcycle-style leather suits at a Versace Party in 1999.

Nicholas Cage looks fantastic in a textured leather suit at his Gone in 60 Seconds premiere in 2000.

Justin Timberlake rocked the red carpet with leather jacket and pants at a 2002 Teen People party.

Will Smith shows off his casual fashion sense at the Men in Black II premiere in 2002.

Age knows no boundaries! Actor Ian McKellan pairs leather and velvet perfectly for the 2003 Lord of the Rings premiere.

Brad Pitt - then and wow! Brad Pitt wore leather in 1995 (left) and continues to look fabulous in leather!