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The Elegant Fashions of 1900-1909

The early 1900s continued the elegant silhouette of the 1890s. Collars were stiff and tall, and blouses were lacy and frilly and often paired with a separate skirt. The hair was inspired by full Gibson Girl hairstyles and it was fitted underneath a wide-brimmed hat. The S bend corset was popular among women, the S… Continue reading The Elegant Fashions of 1900-1909

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Great quotes about style from Old Hollywood Stars

Audrey Hepburn Paris is always a good idea. For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone. The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to… Continue reading Great quotes about style from Old Hollywood Stars

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Celebration of Dior’s New Look

Christian Dior revolutionised women's fashion in the mid twentieth century, following the Second World War. His New Look which debuted in 1947 shocked the world but its effects were key in reshaping the post war woman. After years of austerity, the New Look used masses of fabric to achieve the iconic hourglass shape. It was… Continue reading Celebration of Dior’s New Look

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Why the 70s, 80s, and 90s seem like the worst fashion decades.

Most fashion enthusiasts would agree that the 70s, 80s, 90s and the early 00s had some of the weirdest fashion trends in history. The 70s were kind of ugly with strange silhouettes and an abundance of yellow and brown. The 80s were extravagant and unnecessarily bright and crazy. The 90s were a boring decade of… Continue reading Why the 70s, 80s, and 90s seem like the worst fashion decades.

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Elisabeth of Austria and her gruelling beauty rituals

Elisabeth of Austria was the Empress of Austria by her marriage to Emperor Franz Joseph I from 1854 until her assassination in 1898. In her time she was a renowned beauty, so much so that when presented to her future husband (who at the time was promised to her sister) he immediately fell in love… Continue reading Elisabeth of Austria and her gruelling beauty rituals

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Clothing Inspired by Movies (Kitty Foyle)

Movies have long been an inspiration for various fashion trends throughout history. During the 1940s movies were essentially the number 1 in entertainment and their influence in fashion was huge. One of the defining silhouettes of the era was inspired by the film Kitty Foyle and the dress which shares its name is the subject… Continue reading Clothing Inspired by Movies (Kitty Foyle)

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What do Louis XIV and Christian Louboutin have in common?

Louis XIV was King of France for 72 years. To this day he remains the longest reigning monarch in European History. Although he is probably best known for his desire to be an absolute monarch, its also important to remember that is was he who established France as the centre of fashion. Fashions had always… Continue reading What do Louis XIV and Christian Louboutin have in common?