01.11.2016 The hourglass silhouette

The hourglass silhouette!

The hourglass silhouette! The style adopted by women in the ’50s is best defined as feminine, sensuous and elegant. The hourglass figure was majorly highlighted by the outfits worn. As compared to the silhouettes of short skirts and wide shoulders worn in the forties, fashion in the fifties evolved to fuller calf-length skirts and soft […]

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01.11.2016

The History of Mary Janes!

The History of Mary Janes! Charles Jourdan is a French fashion designer who is known best for his designs of women’s shoes and who worked for Dior since 1950s. T-strapped shoes with a middle high hills and buckles became the icon of 1920’s. They are known now as Mary Jane. In addition to straps, shoes […]

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01.11.2016

Vionnet and Schiaparelli designs in the 1930s!

Vionnet and Schiaparelli designs in the 1930s! Two fashion designers that found the perfect blend of innovation in 1930s fashion design but doing so within boundaries were Madeleine Vionnet and Elsa Schiaparelli. Both of these designers created memorable fashions that were in step with 1930s concepts of what looks good.  The knitted white bow that […]

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30.10.2016

Sewing…A Lost Art Form!

Sewing…A Lost Art Form! In our previous generation, most women made all their families clothes and the skill was passed on to their daughters. By the mid 1970s, sewing education had already been dropped from many school curriculums. As more women began working outside the home, and globalization altered the  competitiveness of the clothing market, […]

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29.10.2016

The Conical Bra of the 1950s!

The Conical Bra of the 1950s! In any era, certain items of clothing become synonymous with sex appeal. In the 1950s, the conical bra literally shaped the standard of what made a woman alluring. Also called a torpedo or bullet bra, the conical bra got its name from its cone-shaped construction that lifted and separated […]

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29.10.2016

Iconoic Jewellery from Classic Movies!

Iconoic Jewellery from Classic Movies! When Marilyn sang that ‘Diamonds are a girls best friend’ she struck an iconic figure and the pink dress and diamond jewellery she wore has been copied by celebrities over and over again, from Madonna to Kylie and even French and Sauders. The 24 karat pear shaped diamond called The […]

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