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Fashion on the Ration - Clothes in the Second World War

Utility Clothes

Ever since I was a teenager I was interested in vintage clothes and one of my favourite periods was the 1940s. I used to particularly seek out the Utility brand, with its distinctive CC41 tag, in order to buy clothes made for war-time Britain. 651 more words

History Of Fashion

Unmade Man: Making Sense of the Naked Male Model

Here is a link to a post I initially published with Parisian Gentleman. Following the recent spate of penis pageantry on the catwalk and the clamour of commentators to analyse this new… trend?, I thought I would add my pennyworth (from a historical perspective, of course).

Men's Fashion

Women Power Dressing - An Exhibition

A bitterly cold trek along the side of the River Thames to the Design Museum proved rewarding in the exhibition Women Power Dressing.

The exhibition starts with a look at the powerful women throughout the centuries (some would say the usual suspects of dominance): Elizabeth I, Queen Victoria, our present Queen, Jackie Kennedy, Margaret Thatcher, Hilary Clinton and Michelle Obama to name a few.  370 more words


Aesthetic Dress

From about 1860 until 1900 there was a brief and rather specialised interest in Artistic or Aesthetic dress. This movement was associated with William Morris, the pre-Raphaelite artists and modern women concerned with gaining greater freedom. 386 more words

History Of Fashion

Beauty Marks the Spot

Since the Roman times, beauty spots have been considered a part of fashion. Normally penciled on or adhered, beauty spots were cleverly made from things like kohl, black taffeta, or even leather.   494 more words


Nina Ricci

The first perfume I ever wore – a gift undoubtedly purchased in Duty Free by my father – was a bottle of L’Air du Temps by Nina Ricci. 621 more words


Nina Ricci Vogue Paris Originals 1660 (1966)

I really like the mid 1960s tailored styles. To me they always look fresh and modern, feminine but also practical and business like. Although the hats and gloves are of their time any one of these items could be worn today. 540 more words

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