The way a society deals with hair speaks volumes about its structures, its wealth, and its values. How is hair arranged? Is it left long or cut short? How often is it washed? Do men and women treat their hair differently and what does this tell us about gender?
This stimulating book contains articles written by the Paris hairstylist Emile Long between December 1910 and December 1920 for an English trade journal. Long's purpose in writing was to keep English coiffeurs informed about the goings-on in the world of fashion and hairdressing in France, and especially in Paris. In doing so he has provided us with a personal cultural history of the world's most fashionable city in a period that stretches from the end of the Belle Epoque, through the First World War, and into the opening year of the Roaring Twenties. His investigation of hairstyles and fashion inevitably leads him to a fascinating discussion of important historical issues: the 'true' nature of Woman; the genesis and democratization of fashion; and popular attitudes towards hygiene. With his engaging literary style Long invites us to think about consumer habits and technology, notions of fashion and cleanliness, and changing ideals of femininity and the social order.
Students and scholars of history, fashion and French society will enjoy these rich and revealing accounts of what hair means to identity and culture.
From Louis XIV, a shoe aficionado of the Baroque Age, to the latest club-hopping progeny of the British royalty, this colorful survey of aristocratic fashion through the ages will delight royal watchers of every generation.
A fabulous step-by-step guide to fashion drawing.
This stylish full-color book is the ultimate introduction to fashion drawing. Learn how to draw eighteen stunning outfits, including gorgeous party clothes, beautiful beachwear and glamorous red carpet dresses. Further develop your artistic skill by sketching fashion figures and poses.
There's too much going on. Have you heard that before? That's exactly what the problem is. It's all around us and it's stuff that we contribute to ourselves as well. It's time for a change - a change in the opposite direction; an actual lifestyle change. "Adopting the Minimalist Lifestyle - How to Achieve A Stress Free, Simple Life" goes into detail about how to condition yourself to understand that you don't need anything beyond the basics. As long as you have the basics or simply only what you need, you're content with that and actually "freed up" to start enjoying what you do have. As a result, the stress is removed because the baggage has been removed. The information in this book will show you how to achieve this in a practical way that would astonish you. This is not a temporary thing that you do today and then next month you're back to the way you were. It is indeed a lifestyle change. Simplifying your life is the way to go so that you can live longer and function better.
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