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Poet of beauty perfumer Serge Lutens

Poet of beauty perfumer Serge Lutens

Poet of beauty perfumer Serge Lutens

French perfumer Serge Lutens is the creator of beauty through makeup, jewellery and extraordinary objects. Among other talents of the same elegant Monsieur is photography. The subject of his mostly black and white photography – hopelessly sad but beautiful people. “My work is essentially far more akin to that of a sorcerer than a perfumer.” Serge Lutens. On March 14th, 1942, in Lille, northern France, Serge Lutens took his first steps in this universe. At the age of 14, he was given a job in a beauty salon in his native city. Two years later, he had already established the feminine hallmarks that he would make his own: eye shadow, ethereally beautiful skin, short hair plastered down. At the age of twenty he opened the door of the French editions of Vogue, and has collaborated with the magazine for 5 years, creating images of models for the greatest photographers of the time – Richard Avedon, Bob Richardson and Irving Penn.
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Tudor era dress kaleidoscope

Luxurious Tudor era dress

Luxurious Tudor era dress

Luxurious Tudor era dress – magical, luxurious and fabulous items of clothing so carefully preserved for us by masters of Western European painting. Art and fashion are intertwined: and today a source of inspiration for designers are works of old masters, as a true reflection of fashion. Tudor era fashion belongs to the period of 1485-1603, a time in English history presented by two most famous Tudors, Queen Elizabeth I and her father Henry VIII. The wealthy people of the time would wear clothes of bright colors made from luxurious materials such as silk, and velvet; fur was a popular trim among the wealthy. The lower classes would wear clothes made from wool and linen, the poorer women wore simple clothes – a long dress with an apron on top. The most recognized item of clothing was the ruff – a collar of lace worn around the neck, and wealthy people wore enormous ruffs to show off their wealth.
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Memento Mori Christmas decoration

Christmas and New Year’s Gothic Christmas style

Christmas and New Year’s Gothic Christmas style

It would seem that our favorite holidays – Christmas and New Year’s day are very traditional, homemade, and even conservative. Their symbols are well-known and loved: fluffy green herringbone, flashing garlands, tinsel, glass balls, toys, snowmen, Santa Claus or Santa with reindeer, snowflakes … Some very old decorations are taken out of boxes were stored by generations of parents, grandparents, decorations from their childhood. People buy luxury sets of balls to celebrate this important holiday. The Goths and other fans of dark romance are not the exception. Gothic subculture followers thoroughly decorate Christmas interior filling it with Victorian style, post-punk, neo-Gothic decorations reminiscent of the style of Tim Burton – Memento Mori Christmas.
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Chinese hair style through centuries

Chinese hair style through centuries

Chinese hair style through centuries

People decorated, decorate and will always adorn themselves. Even historical (archaeological) excavations show that in the most distant times people lacked of the desire and effort to create and wear jewelry. And in the vast majority of cultures, jewelry worn by people were not just something nice. The desire of people to create a system of symbols, signs was very high. It’s all helped to distinguish between tribal affiliation, religious customs, marital status, cultural practices of each other.
Chinese culture – one of the oldest cultures, which managed to preserve its history. At all times, these people considered hair care, their symbolic value to be very important. The way they trimmed and combed hair demonstrated the civil or social status, religion or profession. Negligence, untidy hair was considered a sign of illness or depression.
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Eva Anders insect brooches

Eva Anders insect brooches. Brooch Bee Grushenka, the finest embroidery of shimmering gold threads, beads and sparkles

Eva Anders insect brooches. Brooch Bee Grushenka, the finest embroidery of shimmering gold threads, beads and sparkles

Eva Anders is a fashion designer and founder of the Eve Anders brand and design studio, located in Tallinn, Estonia. Eva has made the traditional craft of sewing mastery – Haute Couture art celebrating feminine beauty. She got her art knowledge during lifetime in The Art School, the Gold Embroidery School in Saint-Petersburg, and the Ricamo Alta Moda School in Rome, where she was trained unique design, quality, comfort, and fair production. In 2011 Eva Anders established The Eve Anders brand and design studio in Tallin. Eve Anders products are often called Eco Fashion Couture, as every item is handmade of natural and vintage fabrics, in traditional old time techniques by skilled masters. Eva Anders insect brooches are inspired by nature and the style of the great Elsa Schiaparelli. The sample of jewelry gold embroidery, insect brooches accentuate the unique taste of the hostess, wrapped in golden halo of mystery.
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Norwegian national costume Bunad

Norwegian national costume Bunad

Beautiful ladies wearing Norwegian national costume Bunad

Norwegian national costume Bunad
When tourists visit Norway, they do not get tired of admiring the beauty of the traditional Norwegian folk costume Bunad, still worn in the “modern”, rather festive life. And if you are lucky and get here on May 17 (National Day in Norway), you will find an unforgettable sight. In particular, along the decorated with national flags cities walk people in national costumes, called Bunad. Noteworthy, the costume is an integral part of life in modern Norway, and almost “obligatory” part of it, or rather its wardrobe.
Traditionally, Bunad – festive clothes in the national style, which existed for centuries, and put on in a very solemn occasions. In fact, over 70% of Norwegians have Bunad. Besides, in recent years dramatically increased the number of men, who buy for themselves a national costume. According to sociologists, it is an expression of a kind of protest against the entry of Norway into the EU. Meanwhile, the total Bunad “wardrobe” in Norway – estimated at more than 30 billion euros, and its value continues to grow.
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Dolce and Gabbana Fall-Winter 2015

Dolce and Gabbana Fall-Winter 2015

Alta Moda. Dolce and Gabbana Fall-Winter 2015

Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana presented a new collection of Alta Moda Fall-Winter 2015. The sunset show in Portofino was traditionally closed – it was an Italian Midsummer Night’s Dream, brought to life. A few photos can help get impression on this very bright and spectacular collection. The collection consists of the things so much beloved by clients of the House. The excessive aesthetics is brought to its climax: tiara with inclusions of peacock feathers, dress with ornaments of flowers and fruits, gilded crinoline. Many of which are not even prints on the finest silk, but jewelry and handmade embroidery, piles of lace and transparent grid, gold filigree wings, fairies, kimonos and turbans, embroidered velvet suits and brocade coats trimmed with sable. The true owners of taste and style, Dolce and Gabbana outfits and dresses are always sophisticated and feminine.
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