Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Choosing Ines Gloves for your wedding

Your wedding is undoubtedly one of the most important and memorable days in your entire life. So much decision-making is involved... let me take some of the guesswork out of it by providing some useful advice on pairing your favorite Ines Gloves with your personal style of wedding dress. 

Short glace gloves

Wrist-length glace gloves were in vogue in the 1950s and 1960s. White- and cream-coloured gloves were the most popular shades to wear on your wedding day. At that time, such gloves showed a young lady of proper breeding. Today, however, more and brighter colors are appearing at the altar!

Short, every day glace gloves function best with a vintage-style wedding dress, no longer than tea length (falling several inches above the ankle).

It's your wedding day, and the spotlight is all on you! Choose your leather wedding gloves to define your own personal style....

Elbow-length gloves

Whether in white or black, elbow-length leather gloves will add a touch of elegance and femininity to your wedding day look. Cashmere-lined glace gloves look very dramatic when worn with a flowy, feminine wedding dress made from organza, charmeuse, or tulle. Simply stunning!

Opera-length gloves first made their dramatic appearance in the pre-World War 1 era, and quickly became a symbol of feminine elegance. As this glovey trend caught on, necklines plunged, the sleeves of evening gowns grew shorter, and the gloves grew delightfully longer!

Before you slip into a pair of shoulder-high leather gloves, there are certain rules of etiquette that apply.

Black shoulder-high gloves

Black leather gloves are extremely elegant, with a hint of sensuality. They are slimming, and are perhaps best for highlighting the feminine contours of the hands and arms, especially when paired with your wedding dress. Yes, black is bold... but a strapless, contemporary, and chic wedding dress with a pair of long leather stretch gloves will stun your guests and make for a superb wedding day (or night) look.

White is probably the most popular color to be associated with weddings. It's perfectly elegant and beautiful... can you really pair a white leather glove with a white wedding dress?? With Ines, of course, you can! If you would rather not, we have just the glove for you!

Round top shoulder-high gloves

Rounded top long leather gloves are the perfect glove for adding a touch of feminine elegance to your wedding day look. The rounded cuff of this glove is very delicate, while the thin, fitted kidskin leather looks graceful on anyone. These gloves are available in a nude color, which would only just offset the white of your wedding dress. Try these gloves with a simple gown... let these graceful gloves speak for themselves! 

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Spring trends for the fashionable man

Denim was a popular fabric several years ago, and has now been rejuvenated in a very modern, yet classic way, particularly for the stylish man.

Gone are the days of the traditional suit and tie. Now, grab some faded denim pants and patterned blazer, throw in peccary leather glace gloves, and you have the perfect ensemble for a spring afternoon!

A mix of natural materials complement perfectly to create a rugged, yet refined look. Classic glace leather gloves quite literally complement anything, and are the Ines Glove most suited to a warm spring afternoon in Canada.

Mix and match denim and leather this spring, as it becomes our go-to fabric of the season!

Monday, March 28, 2016

Ways to make your leather wow!!!

Summer may seem as though it's far away, but it is just around the corner! As such, let's take a sneak peek at summer trends for leather...

The summer is a hot season, so ramp up the temperature with a sensual leather dress! This makes for a beautiful evening look... a romantic dinner, dancing the night away at a posh club, or snuggling at home... pair your elegant leather dress with sensual shoulder high gloves for the ultimate in leather high fashion.

No matter which of the leather and fabulous looks you choose, have fun this summer with leather clothing. Choose unlined, lambskin leather for the softest feel and the most luxurious elegance ever!

You might think that wearing leather gloves in the heat of the summer is a foolish idea, but I am the first to tell you that Ines has designed her special gloves with practicality in mind... several of her glove styles are unlined to minimize the warmth they retain and most importantly, wearing a pair of gloves can protect your skin from the drying effects of the sun. Finally, it is important to note that our evenings have been cool, which favours a pair of gloves!

Which brings me to my overall point... for the summer, be daring and swap your cotton white t-shirt for a luxurious leather one. Leather shirts are the perfect way to introduce a classy, daytime or night-time look. Black leather is undoubtedly very versatile, but to celebrate summer, experiment with a variety of colors! For our men of leather this summer, a pair of unlined glace gloves for men is just the accessory you need!

The leather harness vest is a playfully delightful way to add leather to your ensemble this summer! Dress up a flowy chiffon skirt with a vest - a mix of edgy rocker chic and feminine charm. Add a pair of happy knot gloves for a classic look that is sure to please.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Sophia Loren in 1960

Sophia Loren; born Sofia Villani Scicolone , 20 September 1934) is an Italian film actress.
She began her career at age 14 after entering a beauty pageant in 1949. Encouraged to enroll in acting lessons,

Loren appeared in several bit parts and minor roles until the late 1950s when Loren's five-picture contract with Paramount launched her international career. Notable film appearances around this time include Houseboat, That Kind of Woman, and It Started in Naples.

Her talents as an actress were not recognized until her performance as Cesira in Vittorio De Sica's Two Women; Loren's performance earned her the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1962 and made her the first artist to win an Oscar for a foreign-language performance.DeMille Award for lifetime achievements, one of many such awards.

This picture was taken in 1960, the time elegance came first! Always Gloves!

Monday, March 14, 2016

Ways to make your leather wow!!!

Summer may seem as though it's far away, but it is just around the corner! As such, let's take a sneak peek at summer trends for leather...

The summer is a hot season, so ramp up the temperature with a sensual leather dress! This makes for a beautiful evening look... a romantic dinner, dancing the night away at a posh club, or snuggling at home... pair your elegant leather dress with sensual shoulder high gloves for the ultimate in leather high fashion.

No matter which of the leather and fabulous looks you choose, have fun this summer with leather clothing. Choose unlined, lambskin leather for the softest feel and the most luxurious elegance ever!

You might think that wearing leather gloves in the heat of the summer is a foolish idea, but I am the first to tell you that Ines has designed her special gloves with practicality in mind... several of her glove styles are unlined to minimize the warmth they retain and most importantly, wearing a pair of gloves can protect your skin from the drying effects of the sun. Finally, it is important to note that our evenings have been cool, which favours a pair of gloves!

Which brings me to my overall point... for the summer, be daring and swap your cotton white t-shirt for a luxurious leather one. Leather shirts are the perfect way to introduce a classy, daytime or night-time look. Black leather is undoubtedly very versatile, but to celebrate summer, experiment with a variety of colors! For our men of leather this summer, a pair of unlined glace gloves for men is just the accessory you need!

The leather harness vest is a playfully delightful way to add leather to your ensemble this summer! Dress up a flowy chiffon skirt with a vest - a mix of edgy rocker chic and feminine charm. Add a pair of happy knot gloves for a classic look that is sure to please.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

what can we do with our used, tired gloves?

We've all been there... it is a sad day when our favorite pair of gloves becomes worn out. But what can we do with our used, tired gloves? If you're like me, then you simply cannot part with a beautiful pair of Ines leather gloves. Hmm... what to do?

One option is to "in-vest" in an article of clothing! Breathe new life into your long leather gloves by putting them together to form a unique piece of clothing or a leather accessory. Wallets and glovey purses are always an option, but if you want to think outside the glove, then a glove vest will do!
When it comes to thin, unlined glace gloves that have worn out their welcome on your hands, have some fun to create a pair of gloves for another part of your body!

It is truly a shame to simply throw away such a beautiful luxury, so why not pay homage to the glove by injecting some creativity....
Contribute to a new fashion accessory... the delightful leather collar. If you are feeling stylishly bold, take your favorite gloves and carefully layer them around your neck.
Though your hands may have worn out your gloves, they will continue to last a lifetime while adding a new flavor to your ensemble.

Sunday, February 07, 2016

Ines' tips for softer hands

I have heard from at least 2 generations of women before me (my grandmother and my mother) that your hands will always tell your true age. Regardless of the money spent on rejuvenation products and makeup tricks, there are several important rules to follow in order to take care of your hands.

Wearing gloves is perhaps one of the most important ways to keep your hands soft and looking their best.

As soon as summer ends and autumn rolls in, I will place a pair of silk-lined long leather gloves in my handbag for easy use. It may seem a tad premature, but cool or cold air can induce dryness in your skin, making your hands appear rough and cracked. Gloves simply become mandatory during the winter! Fortunately, Ines Gloves has so many beautiful leather gloves to choose from, making glove wearing fun instead of feeling like an obligation.

Fashion aside, rubber gloves are imperative when housecleaning. Most cleaning products are damaging to the skin, even causing serious burns. They may not look the greatest, but their use will ensure that your hands remain soft for a lifetime.

Visit the Ines Gloves' gloveshop to browse her entire collection of hand-friendly, lovely leather gloves to keep you and your hands smiling!

Smooth skin can also come from excellent and frequent hydration. Current literature recommends drinking a minimum of 8 glasses of water daily... admittedly, I can't seem to find the desire to drink even one! However, flavoured or carbonated water is a good alternative. Does my morning coffee count???

Another option is to have a beverage close by throughout the day, just to encourage you to sip a bit more. Grab that to-go mug of coffee with your newest pair of short glace leather gloves and off you go to achieve hydration and softer skin!

Outer hydration is just as important (if not moreso) than inner hydration when it comes to keeping your hands soft.

Though we all tend to carry moisturiser with us each day and use it generously, it is important to limit the numerous of times you apply. Your hands, like you, need a break every once in a while. They become accustomed to the heavy quantities of moisturiser that you are providing them. As a result, your hands will eventually stop protecting themselves.

Twice daily is the magic rule when it comes to moisturisers - once in the morning and then again in the evening before heading to bed. As much as I would love to moisturise and then wear my favorite classic glace leather gloves while sleeping, wearing cotton gloves may be slightly more practical.

Hot water is not good for your skin, as it has an overall drying effect, as it does on your favorite Ines Gloves. Just like leather gloves, hot water makes your dry skin crave additional moisture.

When you wash your hands, use warm water with soft, moisturising soap. And when you notice that your cashmere-lined glace gloves are not as soft and supple as they used to be, a leather conditioner can be applied to soften the hide.

When simple moisturising doesn't do the trick, cotton gloves can be used as a means of locking in moisture overnight, while you're sound asleep.

You will awaken with the softest, smoothest hands ever! Silky smooth, healthy, and luxurious...

... much like Ines' classic glace leather gloves for everyday! These gloves keep your hands looking beautiful during the day, while your cotton gloves take over at night.

True beauty, all day long!

The importance of sunscreen in protecting our skin from ultraviolet light is well-known. However, I would be willing to bet that the majority of us do not apply it directly on to our hands (or we at least do it by happenstance).

As you undoubtedly know, sun has a very drying effect on the skin, which works against having soft hands!

If you would rather avoid the greasy, oily sensation of sunscreen on your hands, your alternative is easy!! Try a pair of half scoop gloves in a bright, sunny colour!

Ines' ways to warm up with leather!

Winter is a season that is not typically associated with much color... grays, whites, possibly silver. However, you can easily brighten up this otherwise dreary time with a unique pair of colored Ines Gloves. We have gloves to suit every taste, and a wide variety of happy glovey colors to choose from.

While colors make your ensemble stand out, luxurious textured materials, such as snake half scoop leather gloves, provide a little more elegance to a basic glove style.

Experiment with color, enjoy your unique gloves, and indulge in the elegance that is Ines.

 

For those of us who like to make a statement and add a little touch of something extra to our basic black gloves, why not look to Ines Gloves for that touch of elegance?

Fingerless half scoop gloves bring an added flair to an everyday black leather glove. With such a unique, exclusive design, these gloves are extremely versatile, transferring easily from day to night. Add a touch of bling with a large ring or funky bracelet...

Former Spice Girl-turned fashion designer Victoria Beckham turns to short leather gloves with a pearl for a touch of feminine elegance. These gloves are perfect for casual or formal wear, and the delicate pearl button at the wrist keeps these gloves trendy and looking wonderful for decades to come.

 

Well, in the midst of our winter wardrobe preparation, we must never forget the special men in our lives! Ines surely hasn't...

Treat the special leather lover in your life to a gorgeous pair of alpaca-lined peccary leather gloves! These gloves are lined with the most luxurious alpaca wool, which is known to be one of the warmest materials for insulation from the cold.

Or, go for a simpler, handsome look with a pair of glace gloves for men in a bold, black colour.

No matter which direction you choose for your man's style, there is an Ines Glove for each and every occasion!

 

Feminine additions to glove styles, such as bows, add an elegant, vintage quality to your glove, and are a very graceful way to reminisce about the glamour of 50s fashion with an embellished, flirty bow at the wrist.

Happy knot leather gloves are available in a wide variety of vibrant colors to suit every style need. For that ultra-feminine, elegant look, choose a softer colour or inject boldness with a bright colour to keep your unique gloves looking sophisticated.

No matter your style, Ines Gloves has a wide variety of colours, styles, and designs to keep your spirits up and your heart happy. Enjoy!