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Fashion3 avaThe late modern era is a period filled with love for the woman, who was thought to be some unearthly, delicate creature. This was at the same time a great and awful period for women. And as usual, fashion is the best indicator of this time – of any time actually and this one in particular. You can look at the clothing from a certain historical era and understand a lot about the period, its beliefs, rules, traditions, etc. So, what does the late 19th – early 20th century fashion look like? What garments were popular in the late modern era and why?

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Jewelry avaIn Ancient Greece, people just loved jewels. They used a lot of adornments, skillfully and artfully made. Many pieces were made from gold and elaborately embellished with gems like pearls, emeralds, amethysts, and semi-precious stones. A lot of these jewelry items are meticulously preserved and displayed in museums. Today, we’d like to show you some of them – necklaces, finger rings, bracelets, earrings, hairpins, fibulas, etc.

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Oaxaca avaMexico is so rich in bright clothing traditions. Colors, patterns, shapes, textures – South American continent in special that way. But this time, our topic is the traditional dress of Oaxaca region of Mexico. The folk costumes of this area are greatly influenced by the clothing traditions of local indigenous people – Zapotec, Mixtec, Mazatec, Nahua, and some other. Some local garments are long forgotten, others changed to become contemporary clothes. But no matter what, this region is famous throughout Mexico and far outside the borders for its traditional outfits.

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KR avaKyivan Rus’ was one of the largest and most powerful medieval countries in Europe. Most scientists and historians believe that its population consisted of Slavs and Vikings, mixed and stirred. So the clothing traditions and peculiarities of Kyivan Rus’ also are a combination of Slavic and Nordic features and customs. Here are striking wax figures of a local royal family dressed in period-correct costumes (the 10th-11th century). Not only the garments are accurate replicas but the wax figures look so alive that they make an impressive view.

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Moccasins avaThe moccasins are among those clothing articles that identify a Native American. They literally scream Native American Indian origin. Most of these footwear are works of art because they are richly decorated in traditional local techniques, like beadwork, embroidery, quillwork, fringe, etc. There were different styles and designs of moccasins depending on the area of origin, local climate, customs of the tribe, and many other factors. You could look at one’s moccasins and easily distinguish his/her ethnic group.

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Romanov avaIt is always interesting and exciting to look at the outfits of the royals around the world and from various periods of time. So many museums display and value very high the garments of their royal families – like the UK where monarchy is still practiced today. But this time, we’d like to share with you a few photos of the royal clothing pieces from the Russian Empire. Do they differ from British royal garments of the same era? Do they have any specific features that make them unique among the outfits of other royals worldwide? Let’s see.

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Edith Cushing avaThis is the next part of Crimson Peak movie costumes analysis. In this material, we’ll talk about Edith Cushing’s outfits in all their glory. Unlike the costumes of Lucille Sharpe with her femme fatale look, Edith’s dresses radiate youth, innocence, and naivety. The costume designer of this film Kate Hawley even compares Edith with a canary in a coal mine. But all this doesn’t make her clothing pieces any less interesting and attractive. Let’s take a look at these costumes and some of their real-life historical equivalents.

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Lace1 avaIn the 1800s, people of some European countries widely used lace to adorn their clothing, underwear, shoes, and accessories. These pieces were delicate, sophisticated, and looked exquisite. Here is a collection of such garments decorated with lace from 19th-century Europe, particularly France and Russian Empire. They might seem ordinary today, but at the time, not everyone could afford these garments, they were worn by the rich.

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Warrior avaThe medieval warriors from different parts of the world looked rather alike, but there were some differences between them, of course. Usually, small details varied, like shapes of shields and helmets, amulets and jewelry pieces, decorations, etc. Today, we would like you to see the typical outfits of Kyivan Rus warriors from the 10th – early 11th century. Their jewels are especially cool. Also, note how skillfully the wax figures are made – it’s hard to tell that they aren’t real people. It’s even a bit creepy…

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Slovak avaThese days, national costumes are estimated highly and preserved carefully all around the world. People don’t usually wear them in day-to-day life anymore. And there is a difference between modern replicas and real vintage clothing, no matter how hard the artisans try to match the authentic pieces. So exhibitions of museum and private collections are practically all we have now. This time, we’re showing you Slovak and Czech folk costumes, beautiful garments that are worth seeing and learning about.

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Mycenaean avaThe fashion traditions of this Ancient Greek culture brought us the tunic. They were the first – by the way, men, because Mycenaean women didn’t wear tunics – who used this garment and made it so popular that it was warn in Greek, Roman, Dark Age, and Medieval periods. More than that, a tunic is still a popular garment today. Of course, Mycenaean tunics or other garments haven’t survived till this day, so we can’t see them in a museum, but there are some pieces of wall art that we still are able to see and be convinced that Mycenaeans really wore tunics.

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Crimson Peak avaOne of the best modern Gothic horror romance movies “Crimson Peak” shows very beautiful and extravagant stage costumes. They are made rather close in design and detail to actual clothing of the late 19th – early 20th century. In this article, we’re going to look closer at the Lucille Sharpe’s outfits, one of the main characters in this film. Her set costumes definitely deserve attention. Also, we’ll see the historical equivalents of some of her garments, worn by real people in real life.

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Various dolls avaDolls are among the oldest kid’s toys in the world. In the past, they also played the role of amulets and protection items for children. Mothers made dolls using special materials, techniques, spells (songs, rhymes, etc). Today, most of the dolls don’t have any sacred meaning or function, they are used just for kids to play. Though even these days, some dolls are made and used for some kind of protection from the evil. Also, they are often dressed in folk costumes of a certain country to keep the clothing tradition and make the toy more authentic.

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Lace avaLace is one of the best inventions ever regarding fashion. It was used for hundreds and even thousands of years to embellish clothing, shoes, bags, underwear, and various other items. Historians are still arguing as to what country to call the homeland of lace. There are 3 most famous types of lace – Venetian, French, and Flandrian. We’re glad to show you several beautiful samples of different laces.