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The World's Oldest Gem Is This Season's Hottest Trend

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The World's Oldest Gem Is This Season's Hottest Trend

"A woman needs ropes and ropes of pearls."Β  ~Coco Chanel Pearls are considered to be the world’s oldest gems, dating back as far as 420 BC. Pearls were gifts to Chinese royalty, status symbols in ancient Rome, used by Cleopatra, and known to be worn by only the elite, ruling class. β„šπ•šπ•Ÿπ•˜ 𝔻π•ͺπ•Ÿπ•’π•€π•₯π•ͺ π•€π•žπ•‘π•–π•£π•šπ•’π• β„‚π• π•Ÿπ•€π• π•£π•₯ π•§π•šπ•’ β„™π•šπ•Ÿπ•₯𝕖𝕣𝕖𝕀π•₯; π••π•£π•’π•˜π• π•Ÿπ•€π•’π•£π•žπ• π•£π•ͺ.π•“π•π• π•˜π•€π•‘π• π•₯.π•”π• π•ž Β  Natural pearls were harvested from oysters, making them extremely expensive. In 1893 Kokichi Mikimoto created the first cultured pearl.Β  Pearl farms were established, making cultured pearls more accessible. ℙ𝕙𝕠π•₯𝕠 𝕠𝕗 π•‚π• π•œπ•šπ•”π•™π•š π•„π•šπ•œπ•šπ•žπ• π•₯𝕠 π•§π•šπ•’ β„™π•šπ•Ÿπ•₯𝕖𝕣𝕖𝕀π•₯ Β  However, over the years, the popularity...

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Timeless Plaid

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Timeless Plaid

Plaid is probably the most recognizable fabric pattern. Maybe it’s the rich history that keeps this iconic print popular. Plaid stretches across decades and integrates many different groups of people. This in turn makes plaid a classic staple in most wardrobes. Let’s take a look back at this historical pattern! Tartan Is A Plaid But Not All Plaids Are Tartan This print dates back to the 1500s. Tartans are the unique cloth patterns which were used to identify different Scottish clans. Each clan had their own tartan design. The word β€œplaid” is actually the part of the traditional Scottish costume...

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A Nod From The 70s

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A Nod From The 70s

Stay warm this winter in this 1970's groovy style! Fur trimmed coats were all over the runway this season. The style was revamped for the modern day with striking fabrics and color choices. With some creativity and styling, any fur trimmed coat from the 70s could work for this season's cold weather trend! All Photos via Pinterest Dries Van Noten Fall 2020 Ready-to-Wear 1970 Corduroy Jacket Ad - Weatherbee Lanvin Fall 2020, Paris Fashion Week 1975 Sears Fall Winter Catalog, Page 102 Prada Fall 2020 Collection 1970 Sears Christmas Book Miu Miu Pre-Fall 2020 Fashion Show Spiegel F/W 1971

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Has The Puff Sleeve Ever Really Gone Out Of Style?

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Has The Puff Sleeve Ever Really Gone Out Of Style?

Has the puff sleeve ever really gone out of style? It's a design concept that keeps re-emerging with new twists. Β  Β  Puff sleeves first emerged during the Renaissance. π”Ήπ•£π•šπ••π•–π•€π•žπ•’π•šπ•• 𝕕𝕣𝕖𝕀𝕀 πŸ™πŸ πŸ‘πŸž-𝕋𝕙𝕖 𝕄𝕖π•₯ π•§π•šπ•’ β„™π•šπ•Ÿπ•₯𝕖𝕣𝕖𝕀π•₯ It was a trend that re-surged in the early 1900s and then again in the 1930s. πŸ™πŸ‘πŸ›πŸ˜'𝕀 π•„π•’π•šπ•Ÿπ•“π• π•”π•™π•–π•£ β„™π•’π•£π•šπ•€ 𝕔𝕣𝕖𝕑𝕖 𝕕𝕣𝕖𝕀𝕀 π•¨π•šπ•₯𝕙 𝕓𝕖𝕒𝕕𝕖𝕕 𝕀𝕝𝕖𝕖𝕧𝕖𝕀 The bell and the bishop style sleeves of the 1970s transformed into large puff sleeves & many other extreme sleeve silhouettes of the 1980s. πŸ™πŸ‘πŸŸπŸ˜π•€ π•π•–π•’π•Ÿ π•„π•¦π•šπ•£, π•π• π•˜π•¦π•– π•Šπ•–π•¨π•šπ•Ÿπ•˜ ℙ𝕒π•₯π•₯π•–π•£π•Ÿ 𝟚𝟠𝟘𝟜 πŸ™πŸ‘πŸžπŸ  π•Šπ•–π•§π•–π•Ÿπ•₯π•–π•–π•Ÿ, π•π• π•Ÿπ•’π•₯π•™π•’π•Ÿ π•ƒπ• π•˜π•’π•Ÿ 𝔸𝕕 πŸ™πŸ‘πŸŸπŸš π”Ήπ•šπ•“π•’ ℂ𝕠𝕑𝕑𝕖𝕣, π•„π•’π•©π•š 𝔻𝕣𝕖𝕀𝕀...

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Rainbow Love

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Rainbow Love

Rainbow Love Β  Who doesn't love a good maxi or kaftan dress, especially in the summer?! These past and present silhouettes are gorgeous!!! Notice that the rainbow motif has been reinvented for the present. All Photos Are ViaΒ Pinterest 1) Vogue Dec. 1966 by Henry Clarke 2) Christian Dior Spring Summer 2020 Ready-To-Wear 3) Roberto-Cavalli-Resort-2020 4) L'Officiel March 1967 Harem dress Christian Dior 5) Irene Galitzine caftan photographed by Johnny Moncada Β 

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