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A History Of Fashion
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- heres a brief explanation of the word *** and how it can be used in everyday life. enjoy!
- Make into a particular or the required form
- Use materials to make into
- make out of components (often in an improvising manner); "She fashioned a tent out of a sheet and a few sticks"
- manner: how something is done or how it happens; "her dignified manner"; "his rapid manner of talking"; "their nomadic mode of existence"; "in the characteristic New York style"; "a lonely way of life"; "in an abrasive fashion"
- characteristic or habitual practice
Seventeenth and Eighteenth-Century Fashion in Detail
Now available from Abrams, this popular book offers a rare, close-up look at the exquisite, labor-intensive details seen in fine historical clothing. Perfect decorative seams, minute stitching, knife-sharp pleats, and voluptuous drapery-all are here, alongside more unusual techniques such as stamping, pinking, and slashing. Most of these effects cannot be replicated by machine, yet many of today's fashion designers take their inspiration from the past, adapting these details to a more contemporary idiom, and to the realities of modern manufacturing. Drawing from the Victoria and Albert Museum's world-famous collections, the book contains a gallery of exquisite photographs, accompanied by clear line drawings showing the construction of the complete garment and a text that sets each in the context of its time. This book will appeal to anyone interested in fashion, historical costume, or textile history, from cut and construction to fabric and trimmings.
"Pageant of Women Famous in History" Mural by Napier Waller - Myer Emporium Mural Hall, Bourke Street, Melbourne
In 1931 Sidney Myer (1878 – 1934) Russian emigre turned Melbourne businessman and philanthropist decided to reinvigorate his store the Myer Emporium by redeveloping his flagship Bourke Street store at 314-336 Bourke Street. Part of this included a new facade in the prevailing interwar style of the time – Art Deco and the addition of several more floors to what was already a very large department store. On the sixth floor a chic European style ballroom with soaring ceilings, sweeping stairs and parquet flooring was planned for use by the emporium’s patrons as a dining room by day and in which Myer could host Parisian fashion shows and hold exclusive Melbourne society events by night. The Myer Mural Hall, so called because of an impressive collection of ten murals by Australian artist Napier Waller, was the realisation of Sidney Myer’s dream.
The Mural Hall, a dining hall suitable for a sitting for one thousand people and a venue for fashion parades and performances, was completed in 1933 as part of the sixth floor which was set aside for dining. It is a large rectangular space with a decorative plaster ceiling and balconies and wall panels in a Streamline Moderne style. However, it is the decoration of ten murals by renowned artist Napier Waller (1893-1972) that are the Mural Hall’s claim to fame. The murals took a little over a year to complete and were painted at Napier Waller’s home at Fairy Hills in Ivanhoe before being transported to the department store where they were hung. Completed in 1934, just after Sidney Myer’s death, eight of the murals are almost floor to ceiling, whilst the remaining two are located over the two side entrances. All pay homage to the seasons and to women and their achievements through history in the areas of art, opera, literature, dance, sport and fashion.
The eastern wall features a mural "Pageant of Women Famous in History". It features: British Queen Boadicea (Boudica) (died 61 A.D.) who lead a revolt against the Romans in the absence of the Roman General, Paulinus; Aethelflaed, Lady of the Mercians (died 918), daughter of Alfred the Great, who fortified Chester and lead the Mercians at the battle of Tettenhall; Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122 – 1204) who was married to Louis VI of France and accompanied him on a crusade to the Holy Land before divorcing him in 1152 when she married Henry Plantagenet (Henry II of England); Agnes Sorel (1421 – 1450) mistress to King Charles VII of France; Jane de Belleville, whose husband Oliver III, was beheaded by Philip de Valois, King of France, so she sided with the English in 1345, armed his fleet and made descents into Normandy as a pirate and stormed castles and pillaged towns; Jeanne d’Arc, the Maid of Orleans (1412 – 1430), who at the age of 17 lead Charles VII army to victory, yet was later tried, condemned and burned as a witch; Catherine de Medici (1519 – 1589), daughter of Lorenzo de Medici who married Henry, Duke of Orleans and became Queen of France in 1547 when Henry became King Henry II; Queen Elizabeth I (1533 – 1603), daughter of Henry VIII and his second wife, Anne Boleyn, who became ruler of England from 1588 until her death; Mary, Queen of Scots (1542 – 1587), daughter of James V, who was beheaded at Fotheringhay Castle for her part in the Babington conspiracy; Jeanne Antoinette Poisson, Marquise de Pompadour (1721 – 1764), member of the French Royal Court and mistress to Louis XV from 1745 until her death; Sarah Jennings, Duchess of Marlborough (1660 – 1774), wife of Colonial John Churchill, who rose to become one of the most influential women in British history thanks to her friendship with Queen Anne of Great Britain (1665 – 1714); Marie-Jeanne Roland (1754 – 1793), better known as Madame Rolland was an ardent supporter of the French Revolution, yet died on the guillotine during the Reign of Terror after falling from favour amongst the revolutionaries; Mary Woolenstonecraft (1759 – 1797) who was an Eighteenth Century British writer of “A Vindication of the Rights of Women” and an advocate for women’s rights; the year 1912 (an important year for women’s suffrage); and Catherine the Great (1729 – 1796), Empress of Russia, wife of Peter III whom she dethroned and then had murdered.
Napier Waller (1893 – 1972) was a noted Australian muralist, mosaicist and painter. He served in France from 1916, being so seriously wounded at Bullecourt that he lost his right arm. He was right-handed but learned to use his left hand while recuperating. Back in Australia, he established his reputation by exhibiting more paintings. He is perhaps best known for the mosaics and stained glass for the Hall of Memory at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, completed in 1958. However, Melbourne has been described as "a gallery of Napier Waller’s work". Pieces of Napier Waller’s works may be found in the Melbourne Town Hall (1927), the State Library of Victoria (1928), the T & G Life Building (1929), Newspap
History of Pocahontas fashion dolls :)
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So anyway, over the last bit I've picked up a good amount of (possibly quite useless ;) ) knowledge on the 12" Pocahontas fashion dolls released by Disney and Mattel over the years, so I thought I'd create a sort of guide to help those who are collecting, or anyone who just wants to learn more about the timeline of these lovely dolls. Pocahontas is awesome, and is super awesome in doll form!
The movie Pocahontas came out in 1995, and the majority of dolls were produced around this time as tie-ins to the film. All of these Original Mattel dolls have essentially the same face, made from an original mold and with minimal, stylized face paint that very closely resembles the character's animated look. The majority of these dolls all had the exact same face, like the one pictured above (including Braided Beauty, Sun Colors, River Rowing, Feathers in the Wind, and Spirit of Love); a few others had a bit of eyeshadow added to match their outfit (Color Splash and Shining Braids dolls). These dolls look very much like the character, although they have a lower forehead than the "real" Pocahontas and their expression is not quite confident enough, I think. :)
By the late 90s, the movie tie-in dolls disappeared, and Pocahontas showed up mainly in special "Princess" lines of dolls, where the princesses shared a particular theme (a precursor to the official Disney Princess line). At this point all the princesses' makeup got revamped to more modern styles, and these Pocahontas dolls have more detailed eyes than the earlier dolls, which just had black pupils. Now Pocahontas had colored irises, more highlights in her eyes, and more eyelashes. Dolls made like this include My Favorite Fairytale and Snow Moon Pocahontas.
Even though the Disney Princess line included Pocahontas in the ranks, very few dolls of the character were made in the early/mid 2000s - Mattel completely stopped production, and Disney took over, creating dolls with a new facemold and body that were sold in the Disney Store. These dolls don't look much like Pocahontas at all - their heads are very square, and the eyes are big and cartoonish with a worried expression (the outfits are also quite inaccurate). As far as I know, there were only three dolls made in this style, all sold in Disney stores - a basic version (shown above), a Ballerina Princess version in a blue tutu, and a special Princess version in a ballgown (an original design though, not the one from Pocahontas II).
Simba Toys also made a Pocahontas doll around this time for the Euro market, and from what I can tell it uses the exact same mold as the first Disney store dolls, with a line of painted teeth on the mouth. Her outfit is also quite inaccurate (a pink necklace?!) and her skin is lighter than other Pocahontas dolls.
At the end of the 2000s Disney Stores started selling a new version of Pocahontas, made to look more like the Disney character (there are two versions of this doll - an earlier static-body doll and an articulated-body version). Though there's a little bit of controversy surrounding these dolls' appearance, I think that with their narrower, sharper face and careful facial makeup, these dolls look the most like the Disney character since the earliest Mattel dolls! The only problem is that the body is more petite compared to the head (I actually think that, out of all the heroines, Pocahontas has the most Barbie-like build XD), and the facial makeup is too pink, not warm like the original character. Oh well - at least Disney is still including our lovely princess in their merchandise, right? ¦
a history of fashion
“The Supergirls is a long overdue tribute to the fabulous fighting females whose beauty and bravery brighten the pages of your favorite comics.”—Stan Lee
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“The Supergirls, Mike Madrid's book about the evolution of female comic-book characters, is sharp and lively — and just obsessive enough about women who wear capes and boots to be cool but not creepy. The guy clearly loves this stuff. And he's enough of a historian to be able to trace the ways in which the portrayal of sirens and supergirls has echoed society's ever-changing feelings about women and sex. The book has some illustrations, but no comic-book art. That's a bit of a drag, but presumably a function of how much the rights to the artwork would have cost. In any case, all the lovely crime fighters that Madrid champions are as close as a comic-book store.”—Entertainment Weekly
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A much-needed alternative history of American comic book superheroines—from Wonder Woman to Supergirl and beyond—where they fit in popular culture and why, and what these crime-fighting females say about the role of women in American society from their creation to now, and into the future. The Supergirls is an entertaining and informative look at these modern-day icons, exploring how superheroines fare in American comics, and what it means for the culture when they do everything the superhero does, but in thongs and high heels.
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Mike Madrid, a San Francisco–based refugee from the world of advertising, is a lifelong fan of comic books and popular culture. His goal is to inform and entertain readers with a new look at modern-day icons. He’s popular culture editor for Exterminating Angel Press and the creator of www.heaven4heroes.com, where comic book fantasies come to life.
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