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A Brief History On March 21, 1800, Pius VII was crowned Pope of the Roman Catholic Church in Venice, Italy. In Venice because of armed conflict taking place in Italy at the time, Pius was crowned with a tiara (crown) made of papier-mache! Popes are normally seen wearing either their imposing Mitre or their beanie-like Zucchetto. Today we use this historical deviation from normal papal headwear to list 10 Famous Religious Hats and Headgear, head coverings either famous or of particular interest. What sort of headgear would you add to the list? (Note: That circle of light around my head…

A Brief History On February 14, 2015, Kanye West collaborated with Adidas to create the first pair of Yeezys, eventually leading to his own clothing line which would transform the lifestyle and streetwear industry. Digging Deeper Every sector most especially those ones concerned with commercialization and monetization of products and services require something novel on a regular basis to remain relevant in the hearts of its customers. Innovation is thus the introduction of something novel and new just to bring about one change or the other.  The infinite demand for change is one of the chief reasons why fashion has…

A Brief History Trends of 2017 are gone, and it is time for us all to embrace a new set of trends as they come in. To wit, take a look at the list below and make sure to be in tune with the recent wave of trends inn this ever-dynamic fashion world. Digging Deeper Trench coats We are gradually crossing from winter to spring; however, due to the fact that there’s still a little bit of a cold weather here and there, trench coats have been an ever-present trend. They also work with various outfits, and they have a…

A Brief History Swimsuits (or bikini, if you will) have always been popular.   While the two-piece swimsuit as a design existed in classical antiquity, the modern design first attracted public notice in Paris on July 5, 1946.  French mechanical engineer Louis Réard introduced a design he named the “bikini”, taking the name from the Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean.  Four days earlier, the United States had initiated its first peace-time nuclear weapons test at Bikini Atoll as part of Operation Crossroads. Réard hoped his swimsuit’s revealing style would create an “explosive commercial and cultural reaction” similar to the explosion at…

A Brief History The concept of lingerie as a visually appealing undergarment was developed during the late nineteenth century.  Lucy Christiana, Lady Duff-Gordon (1863 – 1935), who worked under the professional name of “Lucile”, was a pioneer in developing lingerie that freed women from more restrictive corsets. During the late 19th century, corsets became smaller, less bulky and more constricting and were gradually supplanted by the brassiere, first patented in the 20th century by Caresse Crosby (born Mary Phelps Jacob; 1891 – 1970) . Today, nearly a century after these pioneering efforts, bottom wear can help you get all the attention…

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