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Fashion History

  • What's The Big Deal With Haute Couture?

    You may be aware that its currently Couture Fashion Week in Paris – when fashion’s most prestigious houses, such as Chanel and Dior, showcase their haute couture collections. Pictures are circling the web and are being in printed in newspapers and magazines, which are certainly pretty to look at....
  • Why Fashion's Image Is One Of Its Biggest Problems

    Yesterday I wrote a piece on why I felt it was still important to credit the designers and stylists at the Golden Globes (albeit briefly). Some of you agreed, some of you didn’t. But what we all agreed on was how important the #TimesUp campaign is, and that rightly is was the key focus of the ev...
  • #StoriesOfStyle: Josephine Baker: Did The Banana Skirt Start It All?

    Author: Laura Mariani Last month Laura Mariani, management consultant, and founder of The People's Alchemist and entrepreneurial lifestyle blog The Alchemist About Town, shared with us stories of 5 leading ladies - and style icons - who have inspired her (read them here). Today she's sharing her ...
  • #StoriesOfStyle: Anna Wintour: A Fashion Pioneer

    Author: Laura Mariani Today rounds off our 5 days of posts by Laura Mariani, management consultant, and founder of The People's Alchemist and entrepreneurial lifestyle blog The Alchemist About Town. Over the past 5 days Laura has shared with us stories of 5 leading ladies who have inspired her t...
  • The Origins of Fancy Dress and Its Role in Halloween

    As some of you will already know, I love Halloween. You’ll also know that I don’t like horror; my love for the so-called ‘holiday’ stems from its mystical, magical nature. Unsurprisingly I also have a bit of a soft spot for fancy dress, as I do for any kind of dressing up (although my rule is, if...
  • What Actually Is A Bias Cut?

    “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” Yes, yes we all know that immortal Shakespeare line. But let’s get real for a minute: names are pretty important. From your own to that of a brand, a name is ingrained in one’s identity. So when you start up you...