Monthly Archives: May 2015

Professional Body Painters To Gather To Learn New Techniques And Skills

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In Adelaide this week, professional body painters will be gathering to learn new, modern techniques and styles in the world of body painting.

The painting industry is very susceptible to change. Every year, many techniques and styles are invented and in order to be successful in this industry, one must be kept up to date with all the latest trends.

The convention will be held in conjunction with the Australian Body Art Awards and it will bring together many instructors from the different parts of the world.

Maria Mormile, an organizer of the convention, said that 20 painters, Australian and foreign, were giving lectures and classes to more than 40 participants. Local painters have been highly featured in students and teachers alike.

Referring to the painting industry in Adelaide, Mormile described it as ‘quite big.’

She said that they have some of the best painters in Adelaide including multimedia artist, Emma Hack.

The professional body painting industry has been growing over the past years and the standard is very high especially for Australians. Many people would like to have their bodies painted for fancy dresses, cosplay, gigs and sometimes for personal reasons. Right now, one of the fastest growing trends in body painting is painting on a pregnant woman’s belly.

Of course, like any other vocation, body painting also has its own challenges. For Ms. Mormile who has been a body painter for eight years now, she has never encountered a job that is more challenging than painting a man for the World Naked Bike Ride.

There was a time when she had been hired a by a rider who had received a commercial sponsorship to join that event and he wanted to paint the uniform and logo in his body.

She said that there many people who are worried about that kind of work but since Ms. Mormile was remedial massage therapist, she was a bit desensitized to nudity.

But when it came down to working on the man’s sensitive parts, she would just give him the brush.

Another challenge is also the time it takes to finish a body painting during competitions.

Why Children In Today’s Generation Have Become Fashion Conscious

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Children today know what they want to wear. They are aware of the latest trends, celebrity styles and famous cartoon characters. Their choices are often influenced by what they watch on television.

It is not surprising for a kid who is an avid fan of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic to request for my little pony pajamas.

According to industry analysts, the market for kids wear is the fastest growing in the ready-to-wear apparel and it is expected to maintain an average growth rate of 13% until 2016. Different factors will drive the growth from rising media exposure, high disposable income of parents, increasing fashion sense and brand consciousness among children.

There are many international brands in the market but local brands are also accepted by consumers because they provide an unmatched value proposition and they certainly adapt to local tastes. Contrary to what many people believe, the share of branded kids wear in the market has decreased considerably over the last few years. In India, the share of branded apparel remains at less than 10%.

New players have dominated the market because they offer a wide range of styles for cost effective prices. Their concentration is on high volumes and it is becoming a more popular option. Many of the designs focus on comfort and fit particularly those intended for children. In addition, many local and global companies are expanding their geographies in order to leverage of the growth of kids wear market.

Children have started to be fashion conscious. Parents are no longer the sole decision makers because even young children want to take part in shopping. Once the children are in school they are exposed to a wider range of media and they become aware of fashionable styles compared to the past generations. Children today know what they want to wear and how they would like themselves to be dressed.

The 7 to 12 age group is very fashion conscious and it is the only segment that has not been affected the economic slowdown. In fact, this segment is poised for growth.