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Stella McCartney to design Rio 2016 uniforms for Great Britain

British fashion designer Stella McCartney will create the Team GB uniforms for the 2016 Olympics, just as she did for London 2012, according to British reports. 59 more words


Who Wore It Best: July Poll

The first poll in July faced off three summery straw beret hats. While I love such classic hats, there are numerous royal summer occasions that call for a hat with more pizzazz. 146 more words

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Hat Types: The Top Hat

History: Top hats are thought to have have descended from “sugar loaf” hats, a tall tapered hat with a slightly rounded conical top which were popular during medieval times. 472 more words

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Seeing Double: The Duchess of Cornwall

One of the more interesting pairs of ‘hat twins’ can be found inside the millinery closet of the Duchess of Cornwall. When Camilla married the Prince of Wales on April 9, 2005, she was one of the few royal brides who wore a hat.  360 more words

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Know Your History: The Roots of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Part I

With all the chaos happening between Israel and the Palestinians in Gaza, I thought I would take a few blog posts to break apart what is going on in short and hopefully digestible snippets which will help us all understand the roots of this conflict. 263 more words

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Locating Jane Austen: The Author's Influence Upon the English Tourism Business

Recently, I partook of a short 4-day bus tour of the home of American Presidents in Virginia. Living in neighboring state of North Carolina, the trip was not exhausting, and so on the first day (before we settled in our hotel for the evening) we visited the home of the 5th President, James Monroe. 533 more words

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