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How to Wear 1960s Accessories

4 looks, 1 Decade: The 60’s – By Robyn Ashley Mod, rocker, hippy, beatnik, Hollywood glam – it’s impossible to define 1960s fashion through one style. In a decade of drastic and innovative developments in science and technology, a sartorial revolution was also stirring in the fashion world. London stamped its reputation as a cultural capital during this time, influencing global…

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The Top 20 Movie Performances with Glasses!

The coolest and chicest of  movie spectacles – There is nothing like a trusty pair of glasses for an actor to assume a character. Oddly there have not been too many iconic performances by glasses on screen, and most of these are by men. For women, the total lack of vogue for eye wear was always a problem, and in…

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1960s Fashion – The New York Look 1969

Bold, Beautiful and Young – The London Look may have typified the mod Sixties, but now at the tail of the decade, it is America once again, on the wing of the hippy revolution, where style takes precedence. New York City is a costume party for the young this summer, a party that is taking place outdoors, on the streets…

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Oxfam Face for Vintage Online Fashion 2016

Oxfam seeks vintage style bloggers – In 2015, Oxfams online shop ad campaign featured six real Oxfam customers. This year Oxfam is calling on all vintage style bloggers. Sophie Bratt, project coordinator, encourages all those glamorous vintage blogging ladies ( & gents) who blog about their vintage passions, to enter a fabulous competition – Decades of Vintage Fashion and Style Competition – #VintageFaceandStyle…

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When Marilyn posed as Jackie

6 Weeks before she died, Marilyn jokes around – Photographs found in a flea market in 2001 from that famous “last sitting” showed Marilyn Monroe in a black wig à la Jackie Kennedy. June 1962- In Marilyn Munroe‘s very last photo session in which she agreed to sit for Vogue magazine, photographer Bert Stern was given the assignment. He was to be…

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140 Years of Parisian Cafe Culture

Carousel Film Tribute to Paris – Anaïs Nin -“Paris intimate like a room.” Stills and Stories and a video tribute to Paris. Carousel – 140 Years of Parisian Cafe Culture – 1877 to 2015 Think of France, and you think of Parisian cafe’s, the Belle Epoch era, the paintings of Edouard Manet, Edgar Degas and Renoir, who first evoked into image…

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1960s Fashion – Paris Fall Collections of 1968

Paris decrees black as the big color – This year, Paris designers have decided it is not the season to be giddy. there are no high-jinks or low jinks – about hemlines, and except for Yves St Laurent, who is pushing pants for city wear, little commotion of any kind. The mood is haute sobriety and the dominant colour is…

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Fashion Freedom in Pre-War Afghanistan

When Miniskirts and Hijabs went together – ‘As a girl, I remember my mother wearing miniskirts and taking us to the cinema. My aunt went to university in Kabul.’ Horia Mosadiq – Amnesty UK Three decades of war, invasion and religious uprisings have sent Afghan women back into a dark age, not unlike women during past fundamentalist Christian eras. The…

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‘Sassoon Cut’ Triplets – New York 1964

New York triplets import Vidal Sassoon – Curled and puffed-up hair is out, and the smooth-and-sleek retro bobbed look is in. To make triply sure everybody gets the message straight, from London, here are the Dees sisters of New York. The Dees Triplets were featured some 9 years ago in Life Magazine the day they cut their hair short and started…

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100 + Years of College Girl Fashion

A photographic trip back through time – College girl fashions are an often overlooked source of both style and female trends.Whether they start in the schools or have been adopted over the years from fashion periodicals, young women heading to college in 2015 may well be putting as much effort in to their style and attitude as they will be…

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