Alice Guy, cinema pioneer

Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Alice Guy film

In which decade was the world’s first ever female film director? Was it perhaps the ’60s? Or possibly the ’20s? No. Try the ’90s — the 1890s. Try…

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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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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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Vintage Cannes

Friday, May 24, 2013

  Quick, jump in the time machine for a little film history tour of vintage Cannes. We’ll be back in time for hors d’oeuvres supper.

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…the future is only the past again…

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

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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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Nylon : the birth of a synthetic textile

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Without the commercial urge to easily produce artificial silk we would not have nylon in our lives.

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What happened in 1904?

Friday, April 19, 2013

Do you know what happened in 1904? An outline of significant events that took place in the year 1904. Also featuring galleries of images to illustrate the culture,…

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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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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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What happened in 1901?

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

An outline of significant events that took place in the year 1901. Also some galleries of images to illustrate the culture, art, design, cinema, fashion and photography of…

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