The Fashion Historian

I am almost all prepared for my holidays. The cases are out and all the pieces is ironed and ready to pack. My beauty appointments are booked for this afternoon and then Mallorca here we come!

But, I do discover it quite ironic that green is the color associated with jealousy. Green is likely one of the most accommodating colors out there. It literally ‘will get alongside’ and looks wonderful with each other coloration. It’s also the color of nature, growth, well being, and life. A small group of artists, writers, and intellectuals in England believed that the lack of cottage industry and individually crafted items would not benefit society.

As waistlines rose, shoulders broadened with some dresses and suits featuring shoulder pads. The goal was to slenderize with clear, straight lines and a neat, tailored lower to attire. Some designers approached a ‘mannish’ look to their clothes lines. …