100 Years of Fashion

Wednesday, July 24, 2013
book by Cally Blackman

100 Years of Fashion by Cally Blackman — a book review

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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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What happened in 1905?

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Do you know what happened in 1905? An outline of significant events that took place in the year 1905. Also featuring galleries of images to illustrate the culture,…

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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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The importance of being Cubist

Saturday, April 13, 2013

New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art has recently received a substantial donation of Cubist art from Estée Lauder heir Leonard Lauder. Cubism and Impressionism are considered the two…

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What happened in 1903?

Thursday, April 4, 2013
Salon d"Automne

Do you know what happened in 1903? An outline of significant events that took place in the year 1903. Also featuring galleries of images to illustrate the culture,…

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Modernism

Friday, March 29, 2013
Modernism in design

Would you believe that the concept of Modernism in taste and design is a modern idea? Think about that for a second. Surely being progressive is inherent in…

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Get the look: best vintage-style 1920s flapper shoes

Friday, March 22, 2013
1920s style shoe

I’m in shopping mode today. I need some authentic-looking 1920s flapper shoes, something I can do the Charleston in for an hour or so and still ankle home…

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What happened in 1902?

Wednesday, March 20, 2013
1902

Do you know what happened in 1902? An outline of significant events that took place in the year 1902. Also featuring galleries of images to illustrate the culture,…

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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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something for the weekend : Harris Tweed

Friday, February 22, 2013

A little something for the weekend. Some lovely links that I have found on my travels around the internet. These are all related to Harris Tweed.

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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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Impressionism and fashion

Friday, November 2, 2012

This post explores how Impressionism pioneered the documentation of modern urban life in painting. In a pre-pre-digital photography era, when colour photography was still wearing short trousers, Impressionist…

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Harris Tweed, history of a trademark

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Harris Tweed is the only commercially-produced textile still to be handwoven and the only fabric protected by an act of parliament. Production of Harris Tweed is here to…

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