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Victorian-era jewelry motifs

In celebration of our Baltimore location’s upcoming Victorian Trunk Show, we are happy to feature guest blogger Cas Webber today.  Cas is the manager of our Baltimore store and has researched Victorian fashion trends in preparation for her show, which runs Jan 30-Feb 15 at our… 436 more words

Jewelry

Jungle January Jumpsuit

It seemed like a, like, totally cool idea.

An animal print “jump-suit”.

In my imagination I would turn up at the Chartered Institute of Housing’s posh annual dinner and look unique and elegant. 504 more words

Finished Projects

The Stag (or understanding the development of men’s dress)

If you want to understand the development of men’s dress, all you need do is think about the stag. Associated with hunting, family crests, a popular sports car from the… 1,072 more words

Men's Fashion

Weber, Caroline. QUEEN OF FASHION: WHAT MARIE ANTOINETTE WORE TO THE REVOLUTION

On May the 7th, 1770, Maria Antonia Josepha Joanna, Archduchess of Austria, having already married Prince Louis-Auguste of France by proxy, was officially handed over to the French court by her Austrian coterie. 743 more words

Women Fashion Power exhibition at the Design Museum

This exhibition  “about the language of clothes and power”, and recently reviewed in the Guardian,  seemed to be right up my street. My friend Nicola Dibb, who runs… 541 more words

Inspiration

Peiss, Kathy. HOPE IN A JAR: THE MAKING OF AMERICA'S BEAUTY CULTURE

The amount of time it took for cosmetics to traverse the distance between “painted whore” to “cosmopolitan lady” is astonishingly short. Makeup has gone in and out of favor throughout history, but the sort of “beauty culture” we have in America today–large superstores devoted entirely to cosmetics, consultants whose sole job it is to convince women that they could be more beautiful, the ever-more-customizable range of creams, powders, pencils, cleansers, and lotions–is another thing entirely. 318 more words

The Mini-skirt - considering Sixties style

Last week I wrote about the sixties shift dress. This was stimulated by hearing that Mary Quant had become a Dame in the New Year Honours. 509 more words

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