Few clothing items usher in summer quite like a perfectly worn-in, frayed and ripped pair of denim shorts. Here is the evolution of this go-to garment.
Coincidence? Meghan Markle's nuptials featured two similarities to the socially exiled Duchess of Windsor.
Whether you look forward to celebrating Valentine’s Day each year or not, it’s hard to ignore the foil-wrapped chocolate hearts and red roses popping up at our local supermarkets around about this time of the month. Something you might already know is that there was a Saint named Valentine – and that Valentine’s Day is also called Saint Valentine’s Day, or the Feast of Saint Valentine. The only thing we can be relatively sure about with Saint Valentine is that he was commemorated as a saint on February 14 in around 270 AD, but there are many stories and legends about him and why we celebrate the this with love.
“It’s Friday the 13th this week”, we tell our friends and colleagues in a spooky voice, without really knowing what that day-date combination fuss is really about. The fear of Friday the 13th is called “paraskevidekatriaphobia”. In Western superstition, many believe that it all originated in the Middle Ages or has biblical roots.
All images via Instagram/bewitchedquills There’s no doubt that the iconic beauties of the past like Audrey Hepburn and Scarlett O’Hara play a major role in fashion and beauty as we know it today. But for one teen, these historical looks are everything. ALSO SEE: A guide to buying vintage fur Annelies Maria Francine is a 17-year-old from Belgium who spends her days trolling vintage clothing and jewellery on Etsy to help transform herself into these classic icons of the past. Click through the gallery above to see some of her most impressive portraits and let us know what you think by tweeting to @YahooStyleCA.
Audrey Munson is immortalized all over New York City — at the New York Public Library, the Plaza Hotel, the Pulitzer Fountain — as well as other major cities.
“The exhibition brings to life the more than 5,000 year-old history of tattoos, exploring these ancient practices and their cultural significance,” says Chris Darling, senior curator of entomology at the ROM. The exhibit travels from Paris, where it was originally developed by Anne & Julien of Hey! Modern Art & Pop Culture magazine for the Musée du quai Branly.
From Shanghai socialites to Communist Party leaders, the past 100 years for women in China have been full of seismic shifts. The 15th episode of Cut.com’s “100 Years of Beauty” series gives a beauty-focused overview of these changes in less than a minute.
While a saunter through Sephora or Space NK does feel like a spiritual experience for many of us, these beauty shops don’t compare to Officina Profumo – Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella, a 600-year-old Florentine pharmacy founded by talented Dominican monks. The beauty mecca is set up next to the monk’s monastery, and prides itself on using many of the same techniques and recipes developed hundreds of years ago.
Decades ago — and for some, over a century ago — magazines like Cosmopolitan, Vanity Fair, Seventeen, Vogue, and GQ were already on newsstands, but you wouldn’t recognize them. Blogger Karen X. Cheng and graphic designer Jerry Gabra recently compiled magazine covers across each decade — as far back as the 1900s — giving us a succinct summary of how some of our favorite periodicals have evolved over time. Cosmopolitan was actually founded as a family magazine in 1866, re-emerged as a literary journal in the 1900s, and became a women’s magazine in the 1960s.
New Orleans has always been a site of healing — even before the French Mississippi Company officially founded the Louisiana city in 1718. 1300 years before Europeans colonized the swampy land, the Mississippi culture, a mound-building Native American civilization, thrived in the bayou, using the herbs of the land for healing rituals linked to the cycles of agriculture. After les Français and los Españoles moved in with their European-trained pharmacists and brought in African slaves who had their own medicinal traditions, Louisiana’s apothecary heritage became as creole as its music, cuisine, and language.
Chanel is probably most famous for her modernist and liberating fashion design legacy — but the French mogul also revolutionized the fragrance industry with the creation of Chanel No.5, the first synthetically created perfume in recorded history.