History of the quiff hairstyle

Thursday, July 18, 2013
history of quiffs

Flamboyant, rebellious and not entirely gender specific, the quiff rolls into history as the rebellious offspring of the pompadour hairstyle. But why do we have a masculine hairstyle…

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Pearls: a long history

Friday, June 7, 2013

A symbol of wealth, status and a form of currency. Pearls have never gone out of fashion with the rich. And when pearls were cultured, or even faked,…

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Nylon, a fashion history

Tuesday, May 7, 2013
nylon fashion sportswear

Just how have we got into this yoyo love/hate relationship that we now seem to have with nylon?

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Lipstick : a complete history

Tuesday, March 5, 2013
lipstick in 1919

Lipstick is made up of oils, waxes, emollients and pigment. It seems that both women and men have been staining their lips as long as there have been…

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Knitwear – a history unravelled

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Knitwear has been with us for a long time. We need it so much in these winter months. Oh, it can drift in and out of fashion in…

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Jodhpurs – a history

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Jodhpurs entered Western fashion culture by way of horseriding. They are trousers which are tightfitting with a seam that diverts from the inside leg and ending in a…

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Fascinator: history of a hair accessory

Thursday, August 30, 2012

A fascinator hat is a small ornamental headpiece that fits on the head using an alice-band-type base or headband or even a small comb. It is always lightweight…

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Olympic sportswear: a complete history

Friday, August 3, 2012

The first modern Olympic Games under the IOC took place in Athens, Greece in 1896. It was a revival of the ancient games taking place in Greece 6th…

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Earmuffs: a fashion history

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Did you know that earmuffs are patented? Now, while I’m quite sure that people have been cozying up with some kind of ear protection before America was even…

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Disco: a complete history

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Disco music is still enjoyed today in the 21st century, but the flamboyant fashions have been relegated to vintage fancy dress and costume parties. However, disco fashion is…

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The Bob: history of a hairstyle

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

The 20th Century bob hairstyle symbolises the independent, progressive and spirited woman. Many have turned to vintage-style bobbed hair to encourage a more daring side of their personality….

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A-line : history of a shape

Thursday, March 15, 2012

When I was a sensitive young teen in the mid-1980s, I would rather have gone to prison than wear an A-line skirt. I’m not kidding. A-line was a…

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