A Brief History of Fashion in the United States

By Phin Upham Fashion in the United States once consisted of little more than a dress providing full coverage, jeans and a cowboy hat. Today, those items might feel like a step backward for fashion. That’s mainly thanks to European influence, which brought much of the eclectic fashion tastes Stateside. Still, although leather jackets and…

Edie Sedgwick’s Brief Life of Fashion, Glamour and Fame

By Phin Upham Edie Sedgwick, born Edith Minturn Sedgwick, had a rough childhood despite her privileged up-bringing. She was quite insecure about men, even though she was beautiful and adored by nearly everyone she met. Her early life was spent in Santa Barbara, where she was raised with a sense of superiority over her peers.…

All about Art Deco Rings

Read below to see how these timeless masterpieces have caught the attention of collectors, enthusiasts, and investors. If you mention the words “art deco” you might commonly refer to the art deco style in architecture. However, when you look at it on a smaller scale with items such as jewellery, the art deco design has…

A Quick Guide to How Appraisals Work

Summary: What exactly is an appraisal? How do they determine the value? Find out below. You’re scavenging around your mother’s creaky attic. You stumble upon an old, worn jewel-encrusted box covered in dust. Its color is slightly worn and there are visible scratches around the surface. You open it and find a row of glistening,…

Four Jackets Every Woman Must Own

Written by Jacket Society There are four types of modern jackets for women that one must own to cover every occasion. They are: The blazer: A blazer is a fantastic way to dress up a casual look. A fitted navy blazer that hugs the waist looks smart but also says you’re not trying too hard.…

Blazer Pairing For Different Occasions

Written by Jacket Society   Blazers are timeless pieces and a staple in just about any wardrobe whether formal or casual. A blazer has the ability to effectively dress up or dress down any outfit when paired with the right clothing items. The tips below might give you some ideas on how to pair your…

Antique Gift Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Written by Cynthia Findlay Antiques With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it’s time to find the perfect gift for that special woman in your life. Whether she is your mom, wife, or daughter, there’s a big chance she will love jewellery. But instead of buying the typical heart-shaped locket, consider these three antique gift…

Must-Have Makeup Products to Create a Flawless Finish

Written by Cosmix School of Makeup Artistry Before makeup artists apply makeup, they use certain products to prepare the skin. These essential products make the difference between an amateur and professional finish – between makeup that fades by lunch time and makeup that stays with you long after the sun goes down. What type of…