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Where Did the Bikini Come From?

by Lex Ansley By today’s standards, the bikini is the most recognizable part of summer swimwear. Oddly enough, the modern bikini has a history spanning just under 70 years. From its designer reveal in the 40’s to the modern styles of today, the bikini has evolved and taken swimwear by storm.   The Modern Bikini’s…

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Bonnie Cashin: Mother of Affordable Style

by Alexis Ansley Today, the average woman looks for three things when she shops for clothing: affordability, functionality, and style. It’s become second nature to shop for clothing with these parameters, and stores like H&M and Forever 21 have flourished by providing all of these in their stores.   Before California-born Bonnie Cashin began designing…

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African-American Fashion Firsts: Donyale Luna

  by Alexis Ansley     Donyale Luna was an American born model and actress who helped the world admire the beauty and diversity of African-American women. In 1966, Luna became the first African-American model to appear on the cover of a fashion magazine, British VOGUE, in a photo shot by David Bailey. Prior to…

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Styled to Perfection: The History of Fashion Consulting

by Alexis Ansley When you open your favorite fashion magazine and admire the clothing that drape the most beautiful models’ bodies, chances are an A-list Fashion Stylist put that eye-catching look together.   The Stylist’s History The title Fashion Stylist (also known as wardrobe stylist, or just stylist) is commonplace in today’s fashion world and…

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